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Faculty, Library and Information Science, National Taiwan University, Taipei City, Taiwan

Dept. of Library and Information Science in National Taiwan University is seeking to employ one full-time faculty

  1. Qualification: Doctoral degree in library and information science related fields
  2. Documents Required: *Photocopy of doctoral diploma; Those who have not yet received the diploma at the time of application must provide a formal statement from the degree granting institution indicating that it will be in hand by the time of appointment

  *Official transcripts of the master's and doctoral studies
  *Photocopy of working experience certification
  *Resume
  *List of publications
  *The full text of the representative and supporting works

The applicant should designate his/her representative and supporting works and provide the full text of the works for the hiring review. The representative work should include at least two published journal articles/book chapters or one scholarly monograph. Doctoral dissertation may serve as the applicant's representative work if assistant professor is the intended rank. The representative works should be published no earlier than August, 2013. The supporting works should be published no earlier than August, 2011. *List of courses taught and syllabi or course plans with statements, weekly schedules, textbooks and/or required readings.

3. Other Requirements:

  • Ability to teach in Mandarin Chinese and English on library and information science related subjects
  • The applicants who pass preliminary review by our review board will be invited to give a presentation to our faculty (travel expenses to be paid by applicant)
  • All applications will not be returned.


4. Date of appointment and position official rank: Appointment begins on August 1, 2018. Official rank appointed is according to working experience and qualifications.

5. Application deadline: January 17, 2018

6. How to apply: All the documents must be prepared in printed format and mailed to Department of Library and Information Science

Address: Professor Chi-Shiou Lin
Department of Library and Information Science, National Taiwan University No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd., Taipei 10617, Taiwan, R. O. C. Email: lis@ntu.edu.tw

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Call for Proposals: 2nd Annual Marantz Picturebook Research Symposium, Kent State University, Kent, OH

Kent State University, School of Information

Reinberger Children's Library Center and the Marantz Picturebook Collection for the Study of Picturebook Art present the 2nd Bi-Annual Marantz Picturebook Research Symposium Comics and the Graphic Narrative: The Future of the Movement

August 5-7, 2018
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

Keynotes: Carol Tilley, PhD; Graphic Artist, Rafael Rosado

Other notable speakers to come!

This call for proposals seeks original, interdisciplinary research in areas related to comics and graphic novels.

Presentation Formats:

The Committee especially encourages presentations and research in the following formats:

  1. Twenty-minute presentations followed by 10 minutes of discussion
  2. Panel submissions comprised of three 20-minute presentations followed by 20 minutes of discussion (or four 15-minute presentations followed by 15 minutes of discussion)
  3. Posters

Prospective participants should submit abstracts that report on recent research and scholarship. Contributions to this call for papers may not have been previously published, and all research methodologies from all disciplines are welcomed.

Apply here

Deadlines:

January 15, 2018: Deadline to submit abstracts

March 1, 2018: Notification of acceptance

Once selected, presenters are responsible for their own expenses related to the conference, including but not limited to registration fees, lodging, transportation and meals.

Students are encouraged to participate.

Possible topics, as related to the conference theme, include (but are not limited to): 

  • Cultural constructions of comics and graphic novels

  • Reaching diverse readers via comics and graphic novels

  • Historical perspectives on comics and graphic novels

  • Visual history/storytelling in comic books and graphic novels

  • Comics and graphic novels as propaganda directed at youth

  • The future of  comics and graphic novels Political issues in comics and graphic novels

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Assistant Professor, UMD iSchool, Archives & Information Management, College Park, MD

UMD iSchool is hiring for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor

Seeking a leader in the fields of archives, digital preservation, data curation, cultural heritage informatics, or information management.

Apply by November 15, 2017

The University of Maryland College of Information Studies (UMD's iSchool) seeks an energetic, creative, and forward-thinking individual for a tenure-track faculty position in a diverse and interdisciplinary environment where teaching, service, and research are highly valued and colleagues collaborate in all aspects of their academic work. We seek a colleague who will be a leader in research and teaching in the fields of archives, digital preservation, data curation, cultural heritage informatics, or information management. In particular, we seek someone with deep understanding of archives and digital preservation concepts and issues, and whose research program will investigate and develop knowledge about digital techniques in the computational representation, access, preservation, and management of archival collections in diverse contexts. Ideal candidates must demonstrate novel and impactful scholarship relevant to archives or digital curation or any of the areas described above. Preference will be given to candidates that consider the ethical, social justice, diversity, policy, preservation, and equitable access issues associated with their work.

The iSchool houses several research centers and laboratories. Of particular relevance to this search is the Digital Curation Innovation Center (DCIC). The DCIC has two research-focused labs and five technology labs for student learning and faculty/student research. DCIC engages in research with graduate and undergraduate students on areas such as community displacement, refugee narratives, movement of people, citizen interment, racial zoning, and cyberinfrastructure for digital curation.

As a faculty member, the successful candidate will be involved in:

  • Developing and implementing research projects as well as disseminating research results and impacts
  • Designing and developing curricula related to archives, digital/data curation, cultural heritage informatics, or information management
  • Crafting exceptional research and educational experiences for students
  • Taking leadership roles in the College and relevant professional communities, particularly related to program and curriculum development
  • Participating fully in faculty governance of the College and the University
  • Contributing to a vibrant community of scholars and teachers at a top-ranked iSchool through research, consulting, and/or outreach effort

Inquiries about this position may be directed to Kibbi Henderson at kibbihen@umd.edu.

Click here to Apply.

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Substitute Library Assistant, Rockport Public Library, Rockport, MA

Substitute Library Assistant

Two Positions

To Provide Fill-in Coverage for Regular Staff

on an As-Needed Basis, 2-19 Hours per Week

$14.25 per hour

Job AvailabilityImmediately

 

Duties:

  • Performs Circulation, Inter-Library Loan, Readers' Advisory, and
    Reference functions, and Collection Maintenance tasks
  • Assists library patrons with use of Internet and automated library catalog
  • Participates in Collection Development activities, coordinating shelving, shifting, and weeding the collection; works with volunteers
  • Performs library opening and closing procedures
  • Performs data entry related to book ordering, adding and deleting bibliographic records
  • Attends training sessions, staff meetings and regional and consortium library meetings
  • Performs other duties as needed

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree plus two years' library experience
  • Previous library experience using automated integrated library network, personal computers, electronic databases, and the Internet preferred
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously, prioritize tasks, and be flexible
  • Ability to work as a team member and independently
  • Ability to work in busy customer service environment
  • Good interpersonal skills, friendly manner, and strong service orientation
  • Good organizational skills, attention to detail, procedures and follow up capabilities
  • Standing, lifting bending, and stretching to retrieve or reshelve library materials

  

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to:

Cindy Grove, Library Director

Rockport Public Library

17 School Street

Rockport, MA 01966

Email:  cgrove@rockportlibrary.org

Phone:  978-546-6934

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

Children's Librarian

30 hours/week to start including evenings and one weekend day

$22.34 per hour union position with benefits

Job Availability: October 30th 2017

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reports to Library Director on department administration, operations, and programs
  • Coordinates acquisitions, technical services, circulation, collection maintenance, and reference functions as well as program planning and implementation
  • Provides a full range of library services to children and young adults
  • Maintains records and statistics
  • Stays abreast of new procedures in library services
  • Oversees the upkeep and maintenance of the children's and young adult areas
  • Supervises development and maintenance of children's and young adult collections
  • Monitors funds budgeted for department acquisitions
  • Classifies new materials
  • Uses all modules of library's automated system to catalog and process library materials
  • Supervises volunteers, pages, and other library staff workers in the junior and young adult depart­ments
  • Prepares, coordinates, presents, promotes, publicizes, and supervises all children's and/or young adult programming
  • Applies for programming grants
  • Works with school personnel on resources and activities for the Summer Reading Program
  • Coordinates and schedules monthly exhibits in the library's two display cases

Requirements

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited library school or M.Ed. degree with two years' experience
    in public library service, or Bachelor's degree in related field with two years' experience
    in children's or young adult service with relevant course work in Reading Development, Reading Arts, Children's and/or Adolescent Literature, Adolescent Psychology or Early Childhood Education.
  • Demonstrated ability to use computer with emphasis on use of library network, electronic resources, the Internet, and software such as word processing
  • Experience with library procedures, facilities, and routines, as they apply to children and/or young adults
  • Interest in promoting services to young people with literacy challenges
  • Knowledge of children's and/or young adult materials
  • Strong service orientation reflecting courtesy, tact, discretion and judgment in direct interaction with  children, teens, and adults
  • Multi-tasking skills with good attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Dependability and ability to work in a team environment or independently
  • Must successfully pass required CORI/SORI checks

Send letter and resume and three references to: Cindy Grove, Library Director

Rockport Public Library                                                               

17 School Street, Rockport, MA 01966

Email:  cgrove@rockportlibrary.org

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Catalog Intern, Boston Athenaeum, Boston, MA

$13.00/hr

The Boston Athenæum seeks a motivated intern for the Catalog Department who will play an important role in maintaining accurate information in various databases. The intern will resolve problems generated by the Library's conversion from a card catalog to an automated system, and the barcoding of the circulating book collection.

The ideal candidate will be hard-working, organized, ambitious, and must be currently enrolled in a library science graduate program.

Hours: Flexible schedule; About 15 hours per week.

Compensation: $13 per hour; free membership concurrent with employment and one year following date of departure; no other benefits.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Utilizes the library's two classification systems, the library's online library system (Voyager), and OCLC
  • Edits cataloging records to ensure accuracy with the library's holdings
  • Helps resolve any cataloging conflicts
  • Retrieves books from the shelves for titles represented in Voyager by brief records
  • Searches OCLC for bibliographic records for titles and replaced the Voyager records with those from OCLC
  • Shelves and shifts books
  • Performs end-processing of new circulation books
  • Collaborates with all other departments when necessary
  • Performs all other duties as assigned


QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

  • Submit to and pass background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment verifications and Department of Motor Vehicles (if applicable)
  • Must be currently enrolled in a library science graduate program
  • Must be detail oriented and able to work independently
  • Must have some flexibility in scheduling
  • Must be able to list forty pounds


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. Retirees welcome.

TO APPLY : Please send a cover letter and resume, including current availability to hrtechnicalservices@bostonathenaeum.org.

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Library Assistant, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA

Provides informational and technical assistance in the Learning Commons and Scholarly Commons; supervises student workers; monitors the operation of equipment and supplies; responsible for the Library Learning Commons in the evenings.  Primary responsibility may lie within a single department or division.  Due to the interoperability of library systems and patron service needs, individuals may be cross-training in multiple departments.

Follows the University's best practices to build and/or support student academic success and retention, and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.

DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervises and shares in the daily operation of the of the Learning Commons desk for evening and weekend coverage.
  • Aids library users in providing information concerning materials, library rules and procedures, and library facilities; suggests and explains the proper methods of locating and using materials to facilitate patrons' use of the library.
  • Provides informational and directional assistance to patrons related to the University Library and services.
  • Assists patrons with software, technical, and printing questions including instruction in the operation of computers, printer, and/or other equipment.
  • Assists with printer maintenance including paper and toner replacement.
  • Troubleshoots technical issues and when not resolved reports or logs them promptly.
  • Adjusts functional work schedules of student assistants to maintain efficient workflow and adequate service coverage.
  • Assumes responsibility for the operation of the library facility in absence of the supervisor.
  • Arranges for coverage of service points as required for student coverage.
  • Shares in the training and daily supervision of student employees.
  • May evaluate student employee performance and productivity, recommends disciplinary action as necessary.
  • Assists with Library headcount statistics.
  • Reports safety, security, and maintenance problems to ensure that facilities, equipment, and furnishings are properly maintained.

 

Requirements:

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: 

Applicants must have at least (A) one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time paraprofessional or clerical experience as a library assistant, or (B) any combination of the required experience and the substitution below.       

Substitutions:

I.     An Associate's degree or higher may be substituted for the required experience. *     

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.  

QUALIFICATIONS   REQUIRED  AT  HIRE  (List knowledge, skills, abilities):

  1. Skill in typing.     
  2. Ability to gather information by examining records and documents.
  3. Ability to work accurately with names, numbers, codes and/or symbols.     
  4. Ability to assemble items of information according to established procedures.         
  5. Ability to communicate effectively in oral expression.
  6. Ability to deal tactfully with others.
  7. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others.     
  8. Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time.       
  9. Ability to follow oral and written instructions.       
  10. Ability to maintain accurate records.       
  11. Ability to read, write and comprehend the English language.
  12. Knowledge of library reference materials and services including dictionaries, atlases, almanacs, bibliographies, catalogues, etc.
  13. Knowledge of library filing system such as alphabetic, classified and chronological.           
  14. Knowledge of the types and uses of library equipment.     
  15. Skill in mending and repairing books and other library material.   
  16. Ability to understand and apply agency procedures and guidelines governing the purchase of supplies, materials and equipment.       
  17. Ability to supervise, including planning and assigning work according to the nature of the job to be accomplished, the capabilities of subordinates and available resources; controlling work through periodic reviews and/or evaluations; determining subordinates' training needs and providing or arranging for such training; motivating subordinates to work effectively; determining the need for disciplinary action and either recommending or initiating disciplinary action.       
  18. Ability to prepare general reports.   

 QUALIFICATIONS ACQUIRED ON JOB (List knowledge's, skills, abilities):

  1. Knowledge of the policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing assigned unit activities.
  2. Knowledge of the types and uses of agency forms.
  3. Knowledge of the types and applications of library classification and cataloging systems.           
  4. Knowledge of the terminology, coding, symbols and standard abbreviations used in library work.   
  5. Knowledge of library reference materials and services, including dictionaries, atlases, almanacs, bibliographies, catalogues, etc.   
  6. Knowledge of library filing systems, such as alphabetic, classified and chronological.           
  7. Knowledge of the types and uses of library equipment.       
  8. Knowledge of the methods and techniques of preserving library materials and repairing books.
  9. Skill in operating microfilm readers and reader printers.     
  10. Skill in operating audio-visual and video equipment.       
  11. Skill in operating various types of book charging machines.         
  12. Skill in operating office machines and equipment such as adding machines, calculators and photostatic copiers.
  13. Knowledge of On-Line Computer Library Center (OCLC) bibliographic system.   
  14. Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of supervision.       
  15. Knowledge of the methods of general report writing.
  16. Knowledge of computers and computer software used in the library.
  17. Skill in operating printers and copiers.
  18. Knowledge of university software systems.

For more information, see here:

https://umassd.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=89445&CNTRNO=0&TSTMP=1508241034204

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Network Cataloger, CLAMS, Hyannis, MA

Part Time : 10 hours per week

Department:       Bibliographic Services
Reports To:        Member Services Manager
Effective Date:   September 2017

 

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Under the general supervision of the Member Services Manager, or, in his/her absence, reports to Executive Director. MLS professional level Cataloging position with responsibility primarily for original cataloging, advanced copy cataloging, and some database management for CLAMS member libraries.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Original cataloging of print, non-print, emerging resources using a major bibliographic utility such as OCLC, and the Integrated Library System (ILS).
  • May assist with training of member library staff in Cataloging.
  • Under supervision of the Member Services Manager, perform bibliographic record and authority record edits and maintenance.
  • Develop and maintain standards for quality centralized cataloging and authority control in conjunction with the Member Services Manager and CLAMS member libraries.
  • Keep current with national cataloging standards.
  • Maintain statistics.
  • Maintain a good working knowledge of local automated systems and bibliographic utilities, such as OCLC, and authority processors. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Member Services Manager and/or Executive Director.

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

Required: MLS, and at least two years cataloging experience including original cataloging, knowledge of, and work on a major bibliographic utility such as OCLC; demonstrated knowledge and experience with RDA, LCSH, MARC formats, and automated Integrated Library System Cataloging workflows.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Preferred: familiarity and experience with Innovative Sierra software, authority control, consortia systems, automated acquisitions, cataloging of digital resources.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, flexibility, and ability to work as part of a team in a changing environment.
  • Detail oriented and willing to embrace change.
  • Knowledge of a foreign language, in particular, Portuguese, highly desirable.
  • Good presentation skills. Training experience desirable.
  • Strong public service ethic.
  • Ability to work with staff with varying cataloging experience.
  • Valid Driver's license and access to a reliable insured vehicle required.  This job occasionally requires travel to professional meetings and may occasionally require library visits.

 

WORK SCHEDULE:

10 hours per week (somewhat flexible but a regular schedule is required) between the hours of 8.30 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday-Friday.

Please Note:  This is a small office environment consisting of a staff of 7 with shared responsibility in the overall maintenance of the office.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Work is performed in a normal office environment that is usually not subject to extremes of noise, temperature, odor, etc. Operates computers, printer, photocopier, fax machine, and other office and computer related equipment. Work requires extended periods of sitting at a computer, reaching, typing, mousing, and other small muscle tasks. Occasional bending, reaching, crouching is required. Applicant must be able to lift 30 lbs and be able to read visually and respond to audio signals; communicate effectively on telephone, in writing (includes email), and in person with network members, staff, vendors, & others. Light to moderate physical effort required in performing duties under typical office/data processing conditions.


Moderate levels of stress may occur. 

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.  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.

*External and internal 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.

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. Failure to carry out job responsibilities could result in compromised customer relations. 

Starting salary: $22 per hour. 

How to Apply

Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references via email to jobsearch@clamsnet.org. Open until filled.  Preference given to applications received before November 13th.

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Reference Librarian, Children's Department, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

The Wellesley Free Library is seeking a fun, flexible, and fearless part-time (16 hours/week) Children's Reference Librarian to provide high quality library service to children, young teens, parents, teachers, and caregivers.  Under the supervision of the Children's Services Supervisor, duties will include reference desk service; extensive reader advisory; children's materials selection; and developing/implementing STEM, early literacy, outreach and enrichment programs for children from birth through grade 8.  Saturday and evening hours required.

 

The hourly rate is $26.18 and the position is not benefit eligible. 

 

Requires: MLS; one to three years of reference experience; in-depth knowledge of collection development; demonstrated knowledge of effective children's services techniques; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong customer service skills; and excellent computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, e-mail, Internet searches and software specific to libraries.

 

Submit a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document or PDF to hr@wellesleyma.gov by November 1, 2017. AA/EOE

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Reference Librarian, Electronic Resources, Bentley University, Waltham, MA

Posting Details

Position Title - Reference Librarian for Electronic Resources

Department - Library

Employment Type - Staff

Summary of the Position               

The Electronic Resources Reference Librarian, serves at the reference desk, teaching classes to help patrons understand various methods of access and to evaluate information retrieved, teaching one-on-one tutoring sessions on various electronic resources, developing user guides/bibliographies to help users' access library materials, and keeping abreast of the fast-moving field of information sources and delivery in all formats.

 

Essential Functions          

Coordinate the selection and integration of electronic resources with input from Manager and Reference Librarians. Plan, organize, and schedule trial subscriptions. Assist library patrons at the Reference Desk to find and evaluate information. Compile bibliographies/database resource guides in print/electronic format to help patrons utilize library resources. Teach formal instructional classes on various sources of information and access. Serve as departmental liaison for academic department faculty Work with other members of the Reference Services department to execute projects assigned by the Manager or Director and represents the Library on various campus committees and task forces.

 

Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience Requirements)        

A Master of Library Science (MLS), Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS). 3+ years as a professional librarian experience in a university or large public library environment.

Effective communication, interpersonal, organization, analytical, and problem solving skills with an ability to work with a widely diverse group of people. Ability to work effectively in a team setting and independently in a changing environment and to accept direction from one's supervisor.

 

Preferred Qualifications                

Proficiency with one or more scripting languages and coding HTML/CSS (advanced programming skills desired). Experience working with an Electronic Resources Management System (EMS). Working knowledge of the library acquisitions process. Experience migrating library services to the cloud. Two years' experience supporting an integrated library system, platforms, and software in an academic library setting is preferred. Experience in supporting library specific software, e.g. OCLC Connexion, ILLIAD, and library specific hardware. Experience working in a university library reference department. Experience supporting web based content management systems, including LibGuides and LibAnswers. Familiarity with library technology standards and protocols such as RDA, FRBR, OAI/PHM. Familiarity with EZProxy, local and hosted iterations.

Working knowledge of the database technologies such as MySQL and Microsoft Access.

 

Physical Demands            

Ability to move around quickly in the Reference area to guide users to various resources. Sitting at a computer for an hour at a time and using the telephone are also important components of this position. Occasionally needs to push a book cart loaded with books to the various teaching classrooms in the building.

 

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number - FY181P1381  

 

Special Instructions to Applicants             

Bentley University requires reference checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.

 

Diversity Statement       

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.

 

We strive to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.

 

Supplemental Questions

  1. Do you possess a minimum of a Master of Library Science (MLS), a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), or a Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS)? 
  2. Do you have a minimum of 3 years of experience as a professional librarian in a university, large public library, or in a related environment?

 

Required Documents

Resume

Cover Letter

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Bookings & Membership Manager, The Children's Museum of New Hampshire, Dover, NH

The Children's Museum of New Hampshire is seeking a Bookings and Membership Manager. This position is non-exempt, hourly, Monday through Friday, 32-40 hours per week with occasional evenings and weekends necessary for events or birthday party coverage. This position has a strong customer service focus and a need for consistency and accuracy. This position interfaces on a regular basis with Museum visitors and staff and delivers a high level of customer service and satisfaction.

The Bookings & Membership Coordinator has a key role in the customer experience and growth of our programs and membership. This position is also responsible for managing and inputting data using the Altru database system and sharing information within the Museum, across departments in a timely and accurate way.

A successful candidate will have excellent communication and organization skills, enjoy working as part of a creative team, being a multi-tasker, problem-solver, and either have experience with Altru or other database systems, or be comfortable and confident with learning to use this technology on a daily basis.

Qualified applicants please send your resume and cover letter to sarah@childrens-museum.org; indicate the job title "Bookings & Membership Manager" in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed and selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

The Children's Museum of New Hampshire is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and an equal opportunity employer.

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Health Professionals & Evaluation Coordinator, SEA, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA)

Health Sciences and Human Services Library

University of Maryland, Baltimore

 

The Health Professionals and Evaluation Coordinator oversees development of professional health information topic and training areas and leads the SEA in conducting assessment and evaluation of the regional medical library program.

 

The Health Professionals & Evaluations Coordinator develops outreach projects (including educational objects, award types, and consulting) to improve information access for health professionals and their intermediaries (for example, medical librarians, educators, and organizations such as AHECS) in the region with special emphasis on services to unaffiliated health professionals, minority health professionals, public health workers, and hospital librarians. This position coordinates an overall outreach plan that takes into consideration the health information needs of health care providers and information professionals. The Coordinator organizes the evaluation of SEA programs, including needs analysis, subaward evaluation, and program improvement and develops and maintains the evaluation education program for the region.

 

This is a full-time, grant funded, non-tenure and non-permanent status track, faculty position, reporting to the Executive Director of the SEA. The position is one of a team of five librarian-coordinators who work together to facilitate resource sharing, training,and cooperative projects in AL, DC, FL, GA, MD, MI, NC, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, and WV.

 

For more information about NNLM SEA, visit http://nnlm.gov/sea.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as regional needs assessment and evaluation liaison for outreach initiatives
  • Serve as liaison to NNLM Evaluation Office (NEO).
  • Conduct needs assessments and implements training programs
  • Consult with NEO and other NNLM Regions and provide training/consultation on developing and applying effective evaluation techniques for outreach awards
  • Develop educational materials for inclusion on the NNLM and SEA websites particularly in the areas of effective evaluation techniques and access to quality health information for health professionals
  • Serve as primary staff contact and support to the Special Advisory Group on Outreach to Health Professionals
  • Attend NLM teleconferences and provide regular feedback to NLM on problems or concerns of SEA members
  • Participate in the development, evaluation, and testing of NNLM and NLM products and services
  • Cooperate with other Regional Medical Libraries and Offices to produce national programming
  • Maintain standards of accessibility for all resources created and maintained. Accessibility must be in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act
  • Accept accountability for NLM deliverables, including workshops, exhibiting, presentations, newsletter contributions, web and social media content
  • Lead projects, task forces, and workgroups as needed to accomplish projects
  • Promote and solicit applications for SEA outreach awards; monitor progress and follow-up for awards in progress
  • Provide support and training to Network members using the NLM Outreach Applications and Online Contract Reports Portal

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Master of Library Science or equivalent advanced degree from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Project management, strategic planning, and team leadership skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals, and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community
  • Demonstrated knowledge of assessment and evaluation methods
  • Knowledge of PubMed and other NLM resources
  • Experience with health information education and the ability to develop, plan, and conduct workshops and training, interacting confidently with audiences
  • Willingness to travel; valid driver's license at the time of employment
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of professional and scholarly activities
  • Experience with Moodle and WebEx
  • Familiarity with the MLA CE program and processes for obtaining MLA CE approval
  • Ability to communicate vision and motivate others; willingness to assume leadership roles as needed
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain results from initiating and participating in team efforts
  • Effectiveness in promoting ideas while exhibiting tact and sensitivity; initiating interaction with others; and soliciting feedback from partners
  • Comfort with change, flexibility and the ability to react quickly to program alterations and task modifications

 

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating "I verify that my CV is current and accurate" - does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by November 10, 2017. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/HPECoord

 

MINIMUM SALARY: $50,000, commensurate with experience

 

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

 

ENVIRONMENT:

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

 

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

 

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

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Branch Librarian I, Chinatown Branch, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Overview of Essential Functions: Under direction of the Neighborhood Services Manager, to assume responsibility for the administration and programs of the Chinatown Branch of the Boston Public Library.

 

Reports to: Neighborhood Services Manager

 

Supervises: The staff of the Chinatown Branch of the Boston Public Library.

Responsibilities:

Scope of Responsibility

  1. Executes the policies and practices of the Library as they pertain to the Branch Library.
  2. Assumes primary responsibility in one service area or more, depending on current staffing and community needs, when necessary.
  3. Provides reference and readers' advisory services, and programs which may involve all age groups.
  4. Stimulates library use for all age groups within a defined neighborhood, through the development of programs, collections and community outreach.
  5. Supervises the development and maintenance of the branch library's collections within the framework of Library policies.
  6. Supervises, trains and develops each staff member to realize his/her full potential and use that developed potential to provide the best library service.
  7. Works collegially with other Branch Librarians, department heads and staff throughout the library.
  8. Demonstrates familiarity with and ability to apply collective bargaining agreements, as needed, to carry out the responsibilities as supervisor of branch staff.
  9. Maintains the appropriate liaisons with regard to the Branch building.
  10. Maintains working relationships with Friends of the Library, educational institutions, churches, social and community groups, and businesses in the community served.
  11. Assumes responsibility for administering funds within the Branch.
  12. Makes oral presentations and written reports on activities within the Branch.
  13. Actively participates in system-wide committees, training and other professional activities.
  14. Represents the Library on citywide and statewide committees, if called upon to do so.

 

Performs other related and/or comparable duties as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

Qualifications

Education - A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library science from an accredited library school. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.

 

Experience - Four years of pertinent professional library experience and/or any equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience sufficient to indicate ability to do the work.

 

Knowledge - Broad knowledge of library policies, practices and procedures and willingness and ability to execute them effectively; extensive knowledge of book and non-book materials; comprehensive knowledge of bibliographical tools and sources; demonstrated knowledge of appropriate technology; broad knowledge of library collections.

 

Abilities Administrative insight and broad professional outlook; demonstrated progressive, professional development. Proven ability to plan and supervise the work of others; continuing interest in and ability to improve existing work techniques and procedures; demonstrated ability to work successfully with staff and public alike.

 

Skills Proven skills in oral and written communications; superior ability and willingness to assume responsibility; initiative in generating new ideas. Commitment to library leadership within the neighborhood served; willingness and proven ability to work with patrons of all age groups; professional demeanor; tact, dependability, good judgment and courtesy. 
 

Requirements

  1. Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
  2. Language - Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin) language skills required.
  3. Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.
  4. CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

Apply here: https://city-boston.icims.com/jobs/13746/branch-librarian-i/job?hub=8&mobile=false&width=1200&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

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Interns, Abt Associates, Bethesda, MD

Opportunity #1

 

Abt Associates is looking for a current MLIS student to help support the library services.

 

Key Roles and Responsibilities

 

The intern will assist with a variety of ongoing tasks associated with the Abt Research Library services which include:

 

  • Organization of print and digital collections
  • Interlibrary loan retrievals
  • Supporting literature searches and research requests
  • An important project for this internship is related to an upcoming move of our print collection. The intern will help prepare the collection for the move, and in developing a new cataloging structure in our new space. 
  • The intern will work 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 online cataloging and management systems
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

Opportunity #2

 

Abt Associates is looking for a current MLIS student to support our Knowledge Management team in developing SharePoint collaboration spaces.

 

Key Roles and Responsibilities

 

The intern would assist our KM team in beginning to end facilitation of SharePoint sites for our research teams. This involves:

 

  • Consulting with business users to on the use of SharePoint collaboration sites, including configuration of SharePoint features needed by the project or proposal team
  • Interfacing with research staff to identify, analyze and research business needs and user requirements
  • Interfacing with IT to ensure business needs/user requirements are met

 

Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

 

  • Enrolled in a library science program
  • Experience working with Microsoft SharePoint
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

For more information, contact Recruiting Coordinator Katherine Smith at Katherine_Smith@abtassoc.com.

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Circulation Assistant/Technical Services Specialist, South Yarmouth and West Yarmouth Libraries, Yarmouth, MA

Town of Yarmouth Library Division Seeks
Circulation Assistant/Technical Services Specialist

GENERAL SUMMARY
The Town of Yarmouth, MA, seeks an energetic year-round 35-hour per week library assistant to provide exemplary customer service at the circulation desk and assist in Technical Services at the South Yarmouth and West Yarmouth Libraries. Some tasks in Technical Services each week. The ideal candidate will be a team player who is friendly, reliable, flexible, well-organized, and has computer knowledge.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist in all aspects of the circulation desk, including check-in and check-out, renewing materials on the telephone or in person; answering the phone, managing overdue materials. Provide assistance in locating materials; advising and recommending materials to adults; interpreting and enforcing library policy. Assist with data collection and other special projects. Organize and support the Library's volunteer program. High comfort level with technology. Technical Services experience in copy cataloging and serials maintenance would be helpful, as this person provides service across two departments. Must be able to lift up to 20lbs, stand for lengthy periods of time.

REQUIREMENTS
Degree from a four-year accredited college preferred; one or more years of relevant experience within a public library system, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with people of all ages, including volunteers, community partners, colleagues and supervisors in a library setting. Proficiency with Sierra preferred.

COMPENSATION
Hourly position starting $18.07/hour; benefited position. Five-day work week including one evening, and alternate Saturdays; 3-4 Sundays per year.

 

Town of Yarmouth is an EOE.

HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter & resume by October 27 to: Jane Cain, Library Director, South Yarmouth Library, 312 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA  02664  jcain@yarmouth.ma.us.

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Research Room Intern, Textual Reference, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, MA

Research Room Internship, 17-RR-03

Interns in the Research Room at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library assist professional reference staff in responding to research requests for textual (paper-based) archival collections. The intern's primary responsibility will be answering reference requests from off-site researchers, including anyone from scholars to publishers to the general public, and covering a wide range of topics. Interns also support other aspects of textual reference work including preservation, database management, digitization, interlibrary loan, and other duties as necessary. The internship requires excellent research and writing ability and customer service skills; interest in learning new subjects and technologies; initiative to start new research requests; and a strong commitment to public service.

 

In the course of their duties, interns learn to use digital resources such as the online digital archives at JFKLibrary.org, and the library's digital asset management system, Documentum. Interns will learn to handle and provide access to original paper-based archival materials; efficiently navigate an archive of over 300 textual collections (including the Ernest Hemingway collection); and balance on-site and remote requests in a busy research room. Reference interns may also work on special projects depending on the intern's interest and the archives' needs.

 

Candidates must be US citizens currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, preferably in archival studies, history, or public history. The internship is part-time at two days a week and interns will receive a monthly stipend of $560, paid on the 15th of the month. This internship would start November 15th and end December 14th, with the possibility of continuing the internship in the Winter-Spring semester. Availability on Tuesdays is desirable. The archives are open Monday through Friday.

 

Applications will be accepted through October 26, 2017. To apply, please send in the following documents:

 

  1. Completed Intern Application Form
  2. Unofficial College Transcript
  3. Letter of Recommendation
  4. Cover Letter
  5. Résumé

 

These should be sent as pdf attachments to Stephen.Plotkin@nara.gov; any questions may be sent to that email address. Please include your name and the posting number in the subject line of your email; include the posting number in the address of the letter. Cover letters should also reference the posting number.

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Director of Youth Services, Storrs Library, Longmeadow, MA

735 Longmeadow Street, Suite 102          01106

phone: 413-565-4128

ERICA GELINAS    Human Resource Manager

fax: 413-565-4372

DIANA MORROW    Assistant Human Resource Manager

 

Town of Longmeadow Storrs Library seeks FT Director of Youth Services. Reports to Library Director. Qualifications include 5-7 years of experience in a public library providing services to children, including children's programming, collection development, budgeting, policy making, library administration, supervision of staff, or comparable work experience. 

Master's Degree in Library and Information Services from an ALA accredited school is required.   

Skill in operation of library computer system, including data base management, MS Office software. 

Ability to analyze and utilize a variety of reports and records; ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patrons, employees, supervisors, other agencies and departments, and the general public. 

Salary DOE/DOQ; excellent benefits.

Submit cover letter, resume and three professional references to the Dept of Human Resources, 735 Longmeadow St, Suite 102, Longmeadow, MA 01106 or email egelinas@longmeadow.org. Closing date Thursday, October 26, 2017 at noon.

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Intern Fair, Catholic University's Columbus School of Law, Washington, DC

FEDLINK's Education Working Group and the Catholic University of America Department of Library & Information Science will be co-hosting a federal library school student intern fair and speed mentoring event. Join us on Wednesday, November 1st from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, in the atrium of Catholic University's Columbus School of Law, and meet other students and librarians seeking interns. Students from all library schools are welcome!
This high-impact event will include an intern fair with booths for each participating library to share information about internship opportunities as well as speed mentoring sessions with students and experienced librarians.
Library school students can meet with library professionals to discuss career experiences firsthand and learn about the tools needed to excel in the field of librarianship. Students who are interested in attending should register by October 27th at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9Z5X2GH or by emailing: Roxie.Daneshvar@USDOJ.gov
 
Librarians will have an opportunity to recruit interns and/or mentor future librarians. No previous experience as a mentor is needed and this will be a one-time mentoring session. Librarians who are interested in being mentors or finding interns should register by October 18th at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QT95TWG or by emailing Jennifer.McMahan@usdoj.gov.

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

Part Time Assistant Librarian, Danvers Campus Library

Non-benefited, MCCC unit position

This is a 20 hour per week daytime position. Hours will be negotiated between Monday and Friday from 8 am - 4pm based on the Library's needs.

 

General Summary:

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

 

Specific Responsibilities

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

 

Requirements:

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

 

Additional Information:

Salary$28.29 per hour, non-benefited position

Starting date: November 6, 2017

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

 

Application Instructions:

Submit resume and cover letter indicating how your experience matches the qualifications of the position at http://www.northshore.edu/hr/jobs/

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Raytheon Technical Librarians, Woburn & Portsmouth, MA

Raytheon Technical Librarian - Research - 2 Positions one in Woburn one in Portsmouth

To Apply -- Click On The Hyperlink

https://jobs.raytheon.com/job/woburn/technical-librarian-ii-or-sr-technical-librarian/4679/5922316

https://jobs.raytheon.com/job/portsmouth/technical-librarian-ii-or-sr-technical-librarian/4679/5922317

The Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) Research Library enables the technical and business competitiveness of Raytheon by supplying relevant, authoritative, and cost effective information resources and services to employees world-wide. 
 
The Research Librarian works with a team of librarians located at various New England Raytheon locations to provide library research services to Raytheon employees and perform daily site library operations.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing reference and research services to support the engineering, communications, and business development community at the Raytheon Missile Defense Mission Center at the Woburn, MA facility.
  • Performing on-line literature searches in technical, scientific, and business disciplines using various platforms.
  • Conducting searches of technical literature, analyzing and evaluating data, extracting pertinent information, preparing information abstracts and bibliographies of material searched.
  • Selecting and acquiring books and other materials
  • Maintaining the physical collection, circulating materials, managing requests/holds, facilitating inter-library loan and document delivery.
  • Providing education, training, and marketing to employees regarding the resources and services offered by the library.
  • Climb small ladders while shelving of books.

Other tasks depending on shared workload:

  • Managing the web-scale discovery service that promotes access to the electronic resources licensed by the Raytheon IDS Research Library.
  • Designing, developing, and maintaining the library's web presence, including the library's website and the end-user facing interface of the library's web-scale discovery system.
  • Managing authentication methods used to access subscription-based electronic resources.
  • Providing support for the integrated library system (ILS) that is shared among the enterprise-wide network of Raytheon libraries across business units.

This position can be an G07 (Technical Librarian II) or an G08 (Sr. Technical Librarian) based on the candidate's qualifications as they relate to the skills, experience and responsibilities required for the position.


Required Skills: 

  •  2 years of experience performing standard library operations working with integrated library systems (or similar tools and systems).
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point) or similar tools.
  • Climbing, lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.

Desired Skills:  

  • Experience providing reference/research services in STEM subject areas.
  • Experience working in a special or corporate library setting.
  • Experience with copyright compliance issues.
  • Experience with technical report literature and military/industry standards/specifications.
  • Experience in managing, implementing, or integrating with web-scale discovery systems.
  • Experience in the design, development and management of web interfaces, including demonstrated proficiency with HTML, CSS, SharePoint, and web authoring tools.
  • Knowledge of science and engineering reference sources in both printed and electronic versions (IHS, IEEE, DTIC, Compendex)
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in copy-cataloging materials and understanding of cataloging tools and standards including OCLC, AACR2, MARC 21, and Dewey Decimal Classification system.
  • Ability to set priorities and self-direct day-to-day operations.
  • Able to work both independently and collaboratively as a team.
  • Able to prioritize multiple tasks and work under deadlines in a multi-tasking environment.

 
Required Education: 
 

  • BA/BS in Library Science, Information Science, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • Ideally a MA/MS in Library Science, Information Science, Computer Science, or a related field.

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International Council for Scientific and Technical Information Workshops, Washington D.C.

ICSTI (International Council for Scientific and Technical Information) workshops registration is open at: http://www.icsti.org/inscriptions/form2017.html


The ITOC and TACC Workshops will be held as part of the ICSTI 2017 General Assembly and workshops event on Thursday 26th October 2017 in Washington D.C. The event is hosted by the Library of Congress.


ITOC Workshop
The Information Trends and Opportunities Committee (ITOC) is the catalyst for strategic thinking of ICSTI. It conducts foresight/horizon scanning to identify trends and opportunities of interest and relevance to ICSTI members. The Chair of ITOC is Margret Plank, Head of Competence Center for non-textual Materials at the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB).

Workshop Description
Next generation metrics for open science As science shifts towards collaborative endeavour, transparency of process and increasing significance of data driven research, new modes of work and expertise are emerging in academia. However, common metrics which aim to benchmark the impact and value of research mostly emphasize traditional scientific outputs (publications in high impact journals). Novel bases and methods of research and forms of scholarly communication are not included, e.g. data curation, data publication, new modes of scientific output including video abstracts, blogs, micropublications and the sharing of scientific tools and software.
To develop new modes of scholarly communication and activity that ensure transparency, reproducibility and reusability, additional systems are necessary to recognize and value new scientific roles (e.g. data experts) and new incentive/accreditation processes for science researchers. This workshop presents thoughts on how to address these imperatives for change.

TACC Workshop
ICSTI's Technical Activities Coordinating Committee (TACC) typically focuses on exploring and communicating technical aspects of innovative trends in information science-based tools that help make STI more useable and accessible. The Chair of TACC is Brian Hitson, Director US DOE/Office of Scientific and Technical Information (DOE/OSTI).

Workshop Description
Machine Learning and Its Applications to Scientific and Technical Information Machine learning may be the next great innovation in knowledge search and discovery. Machine learning describes what happens in machines that get trained to perform a task by exposure to examples of what they're supposed to learn. It's already happening all around us in the development of facial and object recognition; selfdriving cars; instant language translation; and speech recognition. This workshop will explore machine learning and its applications relevant to science and, more specifically, to various forms of scientific and technical information, including images, data, and text.

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Digital Methods Winter School, Digital Methods Initiative, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Digital Methods Initiative (DMI) will host its 10th annual Digital Methods Winter School from January 8-12, 2018 at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Below please find the call for participation.

This year's theme is: "The Social Lives of Digital Methods: Encounters, Experiments, Interventions". The deadline for applications is December 7, 2017. More information is available at bit.ly/dmi18-ws-call or email to winterschool@digitalmethods.net.

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Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Library & Information Studies, Queens College, City University of New York, Flushing, NY

PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL HOLD PRELIMINARY INTERVIEWS AT ASIS&T 2017 ANNUAL MEETING

Tenure Track Assistant Professor

Graduate School of Library & Information Studies

Queens College, City University of New York

The Graduate School of Library & Information Studies (GSLIS) at Queens College, CUNY, seeks to hire a tenure track Assistant Professor with a strong background in Archives Management and Studies, beginning fall 2018. The GSLIS is the only publicly supported American Library Association accredited school of library and information studies in the metropolitan New York City area. The GSLIS has a large and highly diverse student body.

QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in library/information science or a related field at the time of hire.

Qualified applicants must have at least one earned degree in library science or its equivalent. The successful candidate will have experience teaching in higher education and a demonstrated record or potential for research and service. Qualified candidates will have research and teaching expertise as well as practical experience in one or more of the following areas:

  1.  Principals of Appraisal, Arrangement and Description, including how recent advances in technology provide opportunities for more dynamic and interactive tools for archival access. Constructing electronic finding aids and using Encoded Archival Description (EAD).
  2. Preservation of Cultural Heritage Materials: Preservation needs of different information formats commonly found in libraries, archives, and institutions of social memory including book, paper, photographic, and audio-visual materials; how environmental and storage conditions influence rates of deterioration; preservation functions required for long-term stability of materials; Funding sources for preservation activities.
  3. Digital Preservation Theory, tools/technologies and issues associated with the long-term retention, preservation and accessibility of material digitally born or subsequently digitized/reformatted. Characteristics of digital media, standards and quality control, digital asset management and best practices.



Qualified candidates will have demonstrated evidence of collaborative activity in professional or scholarly settings. Preference will be given to applicants who have familiarity with critical approaches to digital humanities, including issues related to public history, digital inclusion and ethics.

TO APPLY

If you are viewing this job posting on any website other than CUNYfirst, please follow these instructions:

  • Go to www.cuny.edu and click on "Employment"
  • Click "Search job listings"
  • Click on "More options to search for CUNY jobs"
  • Search by Job Opening ID number 13924
  • Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the instructions.


Please note that candidates must upload a cover letter, Curriculum Vita, brief statement (500 words or less) on future directions in library/information science education and contact information for at least three references ONE DOCUMENT in any of the following formats: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format.

Please use a simple name for the document that you upload, for example, JDoeResume.

Documents with long names cannot be parsed by the application system.


Preliminary interviews will take place at ASIS&T 2017. Contact Dr. Colleen Cool: colleen.cool@qc.cuny.edu

For additional information contact Dr. Kwong bor Ng, Chair of the search committee: Kwongbor.Ng@qc.cuny.edu

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Open Positions, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

There are two new faculty positions available.

Some Toronto iSchool representatives will be at the Annual Meeting to meet interested applicants.

  1. Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream: User Experience Design-1701482, please see the posting on the website: https://ischool.utoronto.ca/assistant-professor-user-experience-design/
  2. Associate Professor, Tenure Stream: User Experience and Human Computer Interactions - 1701481, please see the posting on the website: https://ischool.utoronto.ca/associate-professor-user-experience-design-human-computer/

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Call for Submissions: HathiTrust Research Center UnCamp, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

HathitTrust Research Center UnCamp 2018

January 25-26, 2018, University of California, Berkeley

Registration now open!

Registration is now available for the HTRC UnCamp 2018:

https://www.regonline.com/HTRC-2018

  • Early registration price of $100 ends on November 29, 2017.
  • Standard price of $150 begins on November 30, 2017.



Announcing the HTRC UnCamp 2018 Keynote Speakers

Elizabeth M. Lorang, Associate Professor & Humanities Librarian, and Leen-Kiat Soh, Professor at the Computer Science and Engineering "both from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln" will co-present the opening keynote for HTRC UnCamp 2018. Their keynote will focus on their IMLS funded project Aida (Image Analysis for Archival Discovery).



David Mimno, Assistant Professor in Information Science at Cornell University, will provide a keynote presentation on day two of the UnCamp discussing his text-analysis work on the HathiTrust corpus.



Lodging & Travel

HTRC UnCamp 2018 will be hosted on the University of California, Berkeley campus. The primary venue will be the newly renovated Moffitt Library (map<https://goo.gl/maps/Ay5LUSPwRjD2>), with breakout events in nearby campus locations including the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) and Morrison Library, the campus D-Lab in Barrows Hall, and the Academic Innovation Studio (AIS).


The HTRC UnCamp website<https://www.hathitrust.org/htrc_uncamp2018_travel> features information on hotels, travel, and restaurants. The Graduate Berkeley<https://www.graduatehotels.com/> is offering a discounted rate for UnCamp attendees. Use the promo code UCBLibraries when booking<https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=76645&Chain=21643&template=RBE&shell=RBE&promo=UCBLibraries>.



Calls for Proposal: Priority Deadline of October 15

HTRC continues to accept proposals for panel presentations, lightning talks, and posters. These may address any aspect of digital text collections, computational text analysis, copyright and open access, digital pedagogy, and related topics, especially as these relate to the HTRC.


Proposals should be submitted through EasyChair.


Please create an account at EasyChair first if you do not have one already at
https://easychair.org/account/signup.cgi


EasyChair Link for HTRC UnCamp Submissions:
https://easychair.org/cfp/HTRCUnCamp2018



About the HathiTrust Research Center and the HTRC UnCamp

The HTRC<https://www.hathitrust.org/htrc> is a collaborative research center launched jointly by Indiana University and the University of Illinois, along with the HathiTrust Digital Library, to help meet the technical challenges of dealing with massive amounts of digital text that researchers face by developing cutting-edge software tools and cyberinfrastructure to enable advanced computational access to the growing digital record of human knowledge.


In years past, the HTRC UnCamp has brought researchers, developers, instructors, and information professionals together to showcase innovative research, participate in hands-on coding and demonstration sessions, and build community around themes of computational text analysis, digital humanities, and digital pedagogy.

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Call for Short Papers: ACM CHIIR 2018

Are you still interested in submitting your paper to ACM CHIIR (Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval)? Although Full and Perspective Paper submissions are now closed, Short Paper (4 pages) submissions are open through October 22.


CHIIR (pronounced "cheer") provides a forum for the dissemination and discussion of research on the user-centered aspects of information interaction and information retrieval. Find more information about CHIIR here: http://sigir.org/chiir2018/


<http://sigir.org/chiir2018/>

Short Papers should report on original, significant, high-quality research. A short paper is likely to present a more focused study, and tends to make a smaller scope of contribution to the research program than full papers. For example, reporting on work in progress, preliminary research analysis, or late-breaking results may be suitable for Short Papers. This might be a good venue for those researchers who are new to the CHIIR community to become familiar with the field. Accepted short papers will be published in the proceedings, and presented as posters at the conference.

Important Dates

October 22, 2017 - Deadline for Short Papers
December 15, 2017 - Notification of acceptance

Submission Guidelines

  • CHIIR submissions should be original, high quality research that has not been published previously and are not under review for another conference or journal.
  • An international program committee will review all submissions.
  • All reviews will be double-blind, so submissions must be fully anonymized when submitted.
  • The page limits (4 pages) for each type of submission includes references.
  • All submissions should be formatted using the ACM Conference style (for LaTeX or Word).<http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template> Submissions should be made in PDF.
  • All accepted submissions will be made available in the ACM Digital Library as part of the CHIIR series.
  • Submissions should not contain any author identification and should be submitted electronically via the conference submission system<https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=chiir2018>.


If you have any questions, please contact the Short Papers Chairs, Soo Young Rieh (rieh@umich.edu) and Preben Hansen (preben@dsv.su.se).

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Documentation Specialist, Smithers Viscient LLC, Wareham, MA

Job Summary

  • Responsible for providing comprehensive Records Management and Documentation support and guidance to departments requiring Records Storage and support. Ensures that archives and archived documentation meets our customer and regulatory requirements.
  • Serve as Lead Archivist and be able to independently plan and carry out special projects.
  • Responsible for performing, monitoring and maintaining tasks and responsibilities for Records Management and serve as single point of contact.
  • Monitor physical archive vault, control of contents and organization of documents within.
  • Develop, write and review Standard Operating Procedures when required.
  • When applicable, train staff on Records Management and Document Control processes and procedures.
  • Be active member of any 5S projects involving Records Management or Archives.
  • Will coordinate, prioritize, expedite and advise on copying/scanning of Records contained in Archives.
  • Manage transferal (archive to archive transfer) of raw data and specimens as applicable to customers or third party archiving facilities.
  • Accountable to take corrective actions/write Standard Operating Procedures deviations if needed.
  • Responsible for initiating annual revisions to laboratory notebooks/facility records.
  • Follows established safety and environmental guidelines and procedures for all work performed.
  • Report any non-compliance of GLP throughout all applicable areas and functions when observed.
  • Coordinate retrieval from archives and provide documentation for regulatory inspections as requested.
  • May be required to attend training sessions for personal development.

Qualifications

  • BS/BA in Life Science and 1 year experience; or Associate's degree and 2 years of experience
  • Minimum 1 year experience working with Document Control Systems or Records Management.
  • Prior experience in a biotech or pharmaceutical company preferred.
  • Advanced ability with various computer systems and experience using Microsoft Word and Electronic Document Management System (EDMS).
  • Operate office equipment such as a computer printer, fax machine, scanner.
  • Working knowledge of FDA requirements for GLP compliance.
  • Interaction across functional areas either by email, phone, or face-to-face.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Commitment to quality and pride in work. Detail oriented.
  • Must be flexible; able to handle a moderate degree of stress, changes in priorities and frequent interruptions.
  • Maintain a high degree of confidentiality and professionalism.
  • Willingness to learn as required.
  • Work well with personnel at all levels of skill and authority throughout the company.
  • Must be able to complete assigned tasks independently with minimal instruction and have the initiative to obtain guidance on new assignments when needed.
  • Ability to remove road-block and develop solutions to complex issues. Be able to see End to End view.
  • Should be Highly Focused on Learning, and have a Continuous Improvement mindset

Please send your resume via e-mail to: Lorena O'Brien at lobrien@smithers.com.

 

www.smithersviscient.com/careers 

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Editor, Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, ALISE, Seattle, WA

The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) is seeking applications from individuals to assume the position of Editor-Designate of its official quarterly, refereed journal, Journal of Education for Library and Information Science(JELIS). The Editor will build on the success of the present editors and will lead in the advancement of knowledge by working with the Editorial Board and University of Toronto Press. The incoming Editor will have the unique opportunity to shape the literature of library and information science education. The new Editor will assume responsibilities with Issue #1, 2019. The initial term of service is three years, with the possibility of renewal. The deadline for application is December 21, 2017. ALISE is open to applications from two individuals who would like to work as co-editors.

Qualifications:

  • Relevant library and information science (LIS) education experience
  • Experience as a researcher within the field of LIS
  • Familiarity with the evolving landscape of scholarly publishing
  • Awareness of the LIS community and the intellectual and practical developments in the field
  • Vision for the future direction of JELIS
  • Experience with journal editorial work, particularly copy-editing, managing the peer review process, and working with production
  • Familiarity with electronic publishing
  • Ability to work in an electronic environment
  • Attention to details, including deadlines and costs
  • Commitment to attending ALISE Annual Conferences

The incoming Editor will receive a per-issue honorarium to support editorial expenses. The Editor's home institution should be willing to provide the support necessary for success. Examples of institutional support that have been provided in the past include office space, supplies, and other overhead expenses and editorial internships for students. Applicants who are not associated with an institution should provide evidence of ability to provide the support necessary for success without institutional backing.

Interested individuals should send the following to Louise Spiteri, Chair of the Search Committee:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Writing sample (e.g., a copy of a recently-published article)
  • Evidence of editing or reviewing experience
  • Statement of vision for the journal
  • Name and contact information of three individuals who can assess potential as journal editor
  • Statement from the applicant's home institution affirming the specific nature of institutional support forthcoming or evidence of ability to provide the support necessary for success without institutional backing.

For further information on the journal, see the Publications section of http://www.alise.org/ or http://dpi-journals.com/index.php/JELIS

Please send electronic copies of application materials to:
Dr. Louise Spiteri, Chair,
JELIS Editor Search Committee
Louise.Spiteri@dal.ca

Submission Deadline for Applications: Dec. 21, 2017

For more details about the position, go to: 

https://ali.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_dailyplanetblog&view=entry&year=2017&month=09&day=18&id=68

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Research Data Management Intern, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Research Data Management Intern

Name: Research Data Management Intern

School: Harvard Medical School (HMS)

Location: USA - MA - Boston

Start/End Dates: January 11 - May 31, 2018

Status: Full Time Internship (40 hrs/week) or Part-time Internship (17 hrs/week)

Rate: $20/hr.

Link: http://rits.hms.harvard.edu/open-positions#ResearchDataManagementIntern

 

Research Information Technology Solutions (RITS) works collaboratively with researchers at Harvard Medical School to identify, design, and deliver a wide range of technological solutions at the ever-changing forefront of biomedical research. Reporting to the Research Data Manager of Research IT Solutions, the Research Data Management Intern assists the Research Data Manager with providing support to researchers in the management of their research data throughout its lifecycle. Key to success is ability to identify and communicate research data management best practices.

Some Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist the Research Data Manager with providing support to researchers in the management of their research data throughout its lifecycle.
  • Provide assistance with identifying the specific data management needs of Harvard Medical School researchers, and with developing, delivering, and promoting new services in response to their expanding needs in data management.
  • Provide support to the Research Data Manager to help establish strong, collaborative relationships with researchers.
  • Provide support developing guidance documents and workflows related to data management best practices.
  • Create documentation, including capturing and creating metadata, and guidelines related to emerging data management needs.
  • Participate in outreach meetings with researchers and take meeting notes.
  • Respond directly to client inquiries.
  • Escalate encountered issues when required.
  • Perform other related responsibilities as needed.

 

Expected Educational Outcomes: 

  • Conceptualization and planning for the creation and storage of digital data.
  • Application of data management tools and methods.
  • Providing specialized tools as a service to researchers.
  • Documentation techniques used in some professional environments.

 

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Pursuing a MLIS degree, ideally with an emphasis on data management or digital data curation.
  • Working knowledge of data management across the research lifecycle, including creating, processing, analysis, preservation, access, and reuse of research data.

 

Additional Qualifications:

  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff in a team environment.
  • Demonstrable critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible, creative, and tolerant of ambiguity.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects/requirements simultaneously.
  • Capable of working independently and as part of a team.
  • Interested in learning new technical skills and applications.
  • Familiarity with Mac OS, Trello, and Slack.


If you are interested in applying for this position send a cover letter and a copy of your resume to: rits-staffing@hms.harvard.edu. Please note: ALL full-time RITS internships (40 hours per week) requires that interns MUST be currently enrolled in a degree program and receive academic credit.

 

 

Internship Application Process

Application Deadline: November 10, 2017

Interviews: November 3 to November 17, 2017

Final Decision: November 17, 2017

Internship Start Date: January 11, 2018

 

To learn about the experiences of former RITS interns, please visit https://rits.hms.harvard.edu/rits-alumni

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Temporary Archives Assistant 2, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Archives Assistant 2 (Temporary)

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Yale University

New Haven, CT

Salary Grade: D

Schedule: Full-time (37.5 hours per week); Standard Work Week (M-F, 8:30-5:00)

Term of employment: 23 Weeks from start date

Position Focus: The purpose of this position is to support the work of archivists in the Beinecke Library's Manuscript Unit by assisting in the establishment of physical and bibliographic control of manuscript material, in fulfillment of the Library's goals to support teaching and research at Yale. The work includes archival arrangement; preparation and distribution of EAD-encoded archival finding aids; coordination of transfers of material between processing locations and to LSF; and maintaining supply levels.

Principal Responsibilities:

1. Processes archival and manuscript collections under the supervision of an archivist Carries out arrangement and description of collection material according to work plan

  • Carries out physical rehousing and basic preservation treatment of collection material
  • Prepares and edits inventories and finding aids for distribution
  • Prepares labels for containers from finding aid data

2. May perform weekly update of finding aids to Yale Finding Aid Database

  • Validates files against the EAD schema and Yale EAD best practices schema
  • Updates EAD metadata as needed to comply with local style guidelines
  • Extracts metadata from MARC records and append it to new EAD instances
  • Performs proper file management to ensure persistence of copies of record
  • Uploads EAD instances by deadline each week
  • Emails Beinecke staff list to alert all to new or significantly revised finding aids

3. May coordinate archival supplies

  • Regularly inventories archival supply levels in multiple locations
  • Coordinates with Financial Assistant to ensure timely ordering of supplies
  • Liaises with archivists regarding anticipated need for unusual volume or specialized supply needs

4. Provides processing support for archivists

  • Carries out arrangement, description, and preservation tasks as assigned by archivists
  • Coordinates production of container labels from finding aid data
  • Oversees labeling and barcoding of containers

5. May be required to assist in disaster recovery efforts.

6. May be assigned to work at any library location.

Required Education and Experience:

1. Six years of related work experience, four of them in the same job family at the next lower level and high school level education; or four years of related work experience and an Associate's degree; or little or no work experience and a Bachelor's degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Required Skills and Abilities:

Required Skill/Ability 1: Ability to read and understand materials sufficiently to organize and describe collections, including hand-written texts.

Required Skill/Ability 2: Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent organizational skills and ability to handle multiple priorities, including the ability to work independently and to organize and prioritize own work. Strong customer service orientation.

Required Skill/Ability 3: Demonstrated ability to work with automated systems and computers, especially word processing and database use.

Required Skill/Ability 4: Demonstrated ability to work in an archival, library, or office setting. Demonstrated ability to organize and handle assignments and to plan and prioritize a range of daily assignments.

Required Skill/Ability 5: References must indicate reliable attendance and punctuality, accuracy in detail, consistency and dependability in performing work assignments, and following detailed procedures, ability to work effectively independently and with others in a production-oriented, team environment.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Bachelor's degree or Associate's degree in the humanities. Experience using Orbis, Voyager, ArchivesSpace, or other bibliographic control systems. Experience working with EAD. Work experience in an archive or special collections library, especially supporting archival processing of large collections. Knowledge of one or more western European languages (preferably French or German). Experience overseeing the work of others.

Physical Requirements: Ability to lift heavy material, push loaded book trucks, and climb ladders. Manual dexterity.

BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENTS

All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. Internal candidates may be subject to a motor vehicle or credit check for this position based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent on successful completion of the required background check.

Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION: Visit http://bit.ly/2yE0RQS FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Matthew Gorham at matthew.gorham@yale.edu

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Technical Services Department Head, Morrill Memorial Library, Norwood, MA

Please consider joining the Morrill Memorial Library staff in Norwood, Massachusetts where we are seeking a full-time Technical Services Department Head.

Norwood is a vibrant town of 29,000. Although the library has adequate parking, it is also accessible from the Depot and Central commuter rail stations and by bus. The Morrill Memorial Library is a member of of the Minuteman Library Network. The Technical Services Librarian works closely with the Minuteman Library Network staff and is active on committees, task forces and working groups.

The Morrill Memorial Library has an elected Board of Library Trustees (six) and is generously funded by the Town of Norwood. There are 55 full and part-time employees, 17 of those full-time. The library currently employees 18 full and part-time MLS librarians. There are nine library departments: Administration, Custodial/Security, Adult and Information Services, Literacy, Outreach, Children's, Circulation, Technical Services and Technology.

The Technical Services Librarian oversees the the technical services functions of the library, including acquiring, organizing, cataloging, processing, and maintaining the library's collection and all other related work as required. He/she is an integral part of the management team of the library and works closely with the Library Director to maintain and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under his/her direction and control.The Technical Services Librarian supervises all employees, volunteers and interns working within the Technical Services Department, including participating hiring of staff, employee performance evaluations, and counsels and disciplines staff consistent with library policies. In addition to department responsibilities, work on the Reference desk is required at least one shift per week. The Technical Services Librarian works closely with database and online service vendors. Other duties and expectations (shared by professional and paraprofessional staff) are U.S. passport acceptance, notary public appointments, and written contributions for the library's newspaper column at least four times a year. In addition, the Technical Services Librarian collaborates with the library's Technology and Circulation librarians.

19 members of the library staff are members of the library group of the local AFSCME union. The library has generous benefits including vacation, health and dental, and maternity/paternity leave.

Qualifications

A Master's degree in Library Science from an A.L.A.-accredited institution is required and completion of advanced courses in cataloging is preferred with three years of technical services and supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Also required is the ability to deal with all members of the public in a courteous and tactful manner; to establish and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and other libraries; to work with a high level of detail; to prioritize multiple tasks and deal effectively with interruptions; to identify and to analyze complex issues and to develop appropriate recommendations; and to fairly and tactfully enforce library policies. Excellent public relations skills and reference skills are required for work on the Reference desk at least one shift per week.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Salary

Grade 6 - Current annual salary range in six steps: $63,444.27 - $73,526.08)

Closing Date

November 3, 2017

How to Apply

A complete job description and job application are on file at norwoodlibrary.org under Careers or on at the Town of Norwood under Employment Opportunities. Job applications are also available in the Director's Office of the library. Applicants must submit a completed job application, resume, and cover letter of interest to the Town of Norwood Human Resources Department at jobs@norwoodma.gov or by mail to the Morrill Memorial Library, 33 Walpole Street, PO Box 220, Norwood, MA 02062. All applications must be received by November 3, 2017 when this posting expires.

The Town of Norwood is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual preference or any other legally protected status. 

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Patron Services Librarian, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Patron Services Librarian

BYU Library Job Announcement

  

Lead a high-energy staff responsible for front-line student and faculty services including circulation, interlibrary loan, course reserve and faculty delivery, which are some of the most recognized and in-demand services at the BYU Library. The Patron Services Librarian also oversees the Learning Commons, the busiest collaborative learning space in the library, and contributes to patron service assessments and leading change.

 

This is a continuing faculty status track position (equivalent of tenure) in the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University (BYU). Benefits include support for research, presenting, and publishing along with vacation, insurance, retirement savings, and appreciation for work-life balance. BYU is located in Provo, Utah with easy access to a wide variety of recreational opportunities, sports and cultural events.

 

Brigham Young University is a privately owned and operated university of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church.

 

For complete job announcement and to apply go to: https://hrms.byu.edu/psc/ps/PUBLIC/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Employee&SiteId=70&JobOpeningId=64267&PostingSeq=1

Review of applications will begin November 13, 2017. 

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Library Education & Clinical Services Manager, Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

Manager, Library Education and Clinical Services

Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School

https://www.ummsjobs.com/job/2684/

 

Library Education & Clinical Services Manager

Job Number: 2017-29805

Category: Library

Location: Worcester, MA

 

Shift: Day

Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt

Business Unit: UMass Med School

Department: School - Library - W417400

Salary Grade: 46

Union Code:

Num. Openings: 1

Post Date: Oct. 10, 2017

 

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:

 

Under the general direction of the Associate Director, the Library Education and Clinical Services Manager leads and supports the Library in developing and implementing innovative and effective services that support the educational and clinical mission of the University and UMass Memorial Medical Center. This position is responsible for planning, setting goals, setting priorities, and designing and monitoring workflow of the department. This is one of the leadership positions in the library.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Management

  • Supervise the activities of staff in Library Education and Clinical Services, including hiring, training, scheduling, and performance management
  • Ensure goals align with library and university strategic initiatives
  • Initiate and coordinate mission strategic initiatives as needed
  • Serve on leadership executive management team in the library.

 

Library Education

  • Lead the development, implementation, and assessment of user needs, investigations of innovative reference and library service models, and the development of new programs, such as expert literature reviews and personal librarian programs
  • Lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of the library's teaching, learning, and research services in support of medical education
  • Develop programs supporting graduate biomedical education, teaching, and learning experiences
  • Develop successful liaison/embedded librarian programs and services
  • Develop and implement custom library services to support the medical school curriculum
  • Represent the library and participates in the development of new and continuing curriculum initiatives
  • Collaborate with heads of other library departments to provide integrated support for interdisciplinary teaching and learning
  • Initiate and administer reference services, virtual reference programs, library orientations, outreach, and teaching opportunities
  • Collaborate with faculty and students in the classroom to use Evidence-Based resources for decision making
  • Respond to and anticipate user needs with regards to education, scholarship, and new technologies
  • Promote the use of emerging technologies and incorporates best practices into reference and educational services.

 

Clinical Services

  • Lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of the library's teaching, learning, and research services in support of clinical education
  • Cultivate collaborative initiatives between the Library Education and Clinical Services Department and the various schools and academic clinical departments
  • Collaborate with faculty, residents, and students in clinical settings to use Evidence-Based resources for decision making
  • Identify and apply for outside funding to support teaching and learning of Evidence-Based resources and dynamic library services

 

Overall

  • Serve as a leader and/or active member of library teams, task forces and committees
  • Represents the library on university committees, task forces, and working groups
  • Participate in and represent the Library in local, regional, and national professional activities
  • Perform other duties as required.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Master's degree in Library Science
  • 5 years professional experience including supervisory experience
  • Thorough understanding of the current issues in medical education and clinical practice
  • Demonstrated commitment to mentoring, training, and developing staff
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Excellent interpersonal and managerial skills
  • Knowledge of major electronic and print health science, clinical, and research resources
  • Demonstrated familiarity and use of information technology tools and products
  • Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate new services and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and to contribute positively to a team environment
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure with multiple priorities in a rapidly changing environment
  • Proven commitment to strong customer service.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Second degree in health science, education, science, or public health area
  • AHIP membership preferred
  • Prior experience developing curriculum
  • Grant writing and administration
  • Experience designing, implementing and managing multi-year/multi-institutional complex projects
  • Previous supervisory experience

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Volunteer Opportunity, Winship Elementary School Library, Brighton, MA

Winship Elementary School's Library is seeking volunteers throughout the 2017-2018 school year. This is a great opportunity to work with children in a library setting and learn about various aspects of circulation systems, whether you want to be a public librarian or school librarian.

Responsibilities:

  • Shelving: placing books back on the shelves according to the Dewey Decimal System or alphabetically by the author's last name

  • Circulation duties: checking books in and out for students using LibraryWorld (our checkout system)

  • Other tasks as they arise: this may include processing new books, adding patrons to the catalog, weeding the collection, creating displays, etc.

Training will be provided to familiarize volunteers with the layout and organizational system of the library as well as the circulation system.

Volunteer hours will occur during normal school hours (9:30am to 4pm).  We would prefer volunteers that can commit to a somewhat regular schedule, such as a couple of hours weekly or monthly. However, we are very flexible. Let us know your schedule, and we can work with you!

In order to volunteer, you must complete a CORI request (background check).  This requires you to fill out a simple form and show the school secretary your ID before working with children. Further instructions will be given once you are scheduled to volunteer.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email Anna Winters at anna.winters@simmons.edu or Aaron Noll at anoll@bostonpublicschools.org.

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Information and Instructional Programming Librarian, Information and Research Services, Framingham Public Library, Framingham, MA

Title:  Information and Instructional Programming Librarian

Department:  Information and Research Services

Salary: $42,770-$54,367

 

The Framingham Public Library, a recognized leader in collaborative programming with a 53,000 sq. ft. Downtown Main Library and a new 17,000 sq. ft. branch library, located 20 miles west of Boston seeks a dynamic and energetic Information and Instructional Programming Librarian with the creativity, flexibility and enthusiasm for service to help the Library fulfill its mission as the premier community resource for free inquiry, creative enrichment, and lifelong learning.

 

JOB CONTROLS

Works under the direction of the Supervisor of Information and Research Services and Director of Libraries and/or the Assistant Director of Libraries.  Frequent contact with the public and other Library and Town of Framingham employees requires the exercise of tact, diplomacy and flexibility.

 

MAJOR DUTIES

Provides positive, proactive public service.

 

Provides expert guidance, using print and electronic resources, to patrons, staff requesting information, thereby promoting increased use of library resources. 

 

Communicates Library services and policies to patrons where appropriate.

 

May have primary responsibility to troubleshoot and update both the public and Reference Staff PCs as needed.

 

Assists with the selection of reference materials and expenditures of reference budget for materials and services. 

 

Works with the Reference Supervisor and Assistant Supervisor to develop, plan, and execute adult instructional programming focused on technology and skill-building. Consults with the Supervisor of Community and Outreach Services/Adult Programming Committee to ensure complementary programming.

 

May update Library website.

 

Coordinates and develops the "Library of Things," a collection of non-book circulating items including electronic devices, toys and games, musical instruments, tools, etc.

 

Stays current with developing technology as related to reference services and public interest.

 

Troubleshoots library's technology equipment. Works with Technology Supervisor and Technology Key Users where appropriate.

 

Participates in Minuteman Library Network or other committees.

 

Assists in selection of library materials for adult users as part of the collection development system. Works with Supervisor of Collection Development where appropriate.

Updates, retrieves and interprets data in the library's systems. May generate custom reports to facilitate maintenance of library collections. Collaborates with Data Collection Team where appropriate.

 

Maintains the confidentiality of patron records per Mass. General Laws.

 

May provide tours and instructional sessions.

Prepares monthly reports and statistical reports for the Supervisor of Information and Research Services as needed. 

 

Participates in working groups as assigned, including but not limited to: eResources team, Collections, Data, Programs or Marketing teams.

 

May prepare and lead book discussions. May create displays.

 

Supervises special projects and performs other duties as assigned. 

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Masters degree in Library Science
  • Minimum one year public service experience
  • Experience with databases and electronic library services, including work in reference
  • Strong organizational skills, strong public service skills
  • Familiarity with collection development, specialized reference subject areas, and/or electronic sources
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Computer skills
  • Tact, diplomacy, flexibility
  • Familiarity with Spanish or Portuguese desirable

 

Must be capable of operating miscellaneous tools and office equipment relative to this position which shall include, but may not be limited to: computers, copiers, fax machines, ipads, tablets or other technology as added to the Library. Ability to move around the facility, walking, sitting, bending, climbing, kneeling, carrying and stooping; Ability to use hand and finger motion with enough manual dexterity to use computers and handle library items; Lift up to 25 pounds, or greater with assistance; and perform other efforts as identified with normal library work. Communicate effectively with others, orally and in writing.

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Site Administrator, Townsend Historical Society, Townsend, MA

Reports to: Townsend Historical Society Board of Directors

Hours: 12 hours per week (3 days @ 4hrs/day) for the first year. As-needed hours (for event planning assistance, etc.) may be added on a temporary basis at the direction of, and approved by, the Board of Directors. Potential increase in regular hours after the first year. 

Compensation: $15--$18 per hour, depending on qualifications. There will be paid opportunities for professional development such as attendance of conferences/workshops at relevant professional associations. No further benefits.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, preferably in American history, business, art or cultural history, historic preservation or museum studies. Two years job-related experience and the ability to work independently. Experience with non-profit institutions managing historic sites preferred. Strong writing and communication skills. Fully competent computer skills including use of MS Word, Powerpoint and Excel. Valid driver's license and a means of transportation required. Ability to work weekend and evening hours as required.

General Description: The Site Administrator is responsible for the management, marketing and fundraising for the Townsend Historical Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The organization maintains five historic buildings clustered together along the Squannacook River in Townsend, Massachusetts. We seek a dynamic, highly motivated worker with demonstrated experience with nonprofit organizations and their management. The administrator will work with existing volunteers and committees to ensure that day to day operations continue smoothly, and the organization remains an active and visible part of the community, and maximizing public access to the Society. The Society is working on an ambitious plan to grow and the Site Administrator will work with the Board of Directors to successfully execute this expansion.

Specific Responsibilities:In conjunction with the above description, the site administrator will perform the following functions:
  1. Supervise general office operations including filing, retrieving mail from the P.O. box, answering phone and email messages, and purchasing. Requests for information from the public shall be documented in a log and answered appropriately either independently or with assistance from one of the volunteer committees or the Society's Board of Directors.
  2. Attend monthly Board of Directors meetings. Prepare a written report for Directors and send out prior to the scheduled meeting. Meet with the president to set and distribute the meeting agenda. Participate in discussions. This responsibility is compensated using the weekly hours noted above.
  3. Work with existing volunteers and committees established by the Board of Directors and President. Coordinate hours to provide access to these groups.
  4. Maintain a local presence within the community. Make regular postings to social media regarding our activities. Send press releases to local newspapers. Maintain an email list through constant contact. Conduct town wide mailings at Board's direction. Maintain informal contact with neighboring historical societies and small museums. Represent the Society at the regional level with organizations such as Freedoms Way National Heritage Area.
  5. Occasional support to the Board of Directors for various one-time events such as the presentation to local school children, planning for the Arts and Crafts Fair or researching and assisting with grants. These hours will be added on a temporary basis at the direction of, and approved by, the Board of Directors.
Please send resume and a cover letter and three references to our email at: TownsendHistoricalSociety@yahoo.com.
Please include "Site Administrator Position" in the subject line.

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Literacy Volunteer Tutor, Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts at the Pollard Memorial Library, Lowell, MA

Would you like to get teaching experience working with adults? Literacy Volunteers of MA at the Pollard Memorial Library in Lowell trains volunteers who provide free, confidential and individualized or small group tutoring to adults in basic literacy and English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

Literacy volunteers help adults acquire the literacy and English language skills that empower them to realize their goals. By improving their basic skills through tutoring, adults are able be self-sufficient, help their children with homework, read a daily newspaper, enjoy more independence and gain self-confidence.

Our volunteers must attend a 2-hour information session and an 18-hour training before being matched with a student. We ask volunteers to commit to tutoring this student for 2 hours per week for 9 to 12 months. During this time you come to understand the student's strengths and the particular challenges they face, so that you can prepare lessons to match their needs and goals.

Our next ESOL Volunteer Tutor Training begins on Monday, October 23 at 8:45am in Lowell. You must attend a Volunteer Information Session on either Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 or Thursday, Oct 19,2017. In 2018 we will have provide a Saturday training program.

If you are interested in volunteering now or in the near future, please send an email with a letter of interest.

Email: Carolyn Thompson

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Information Research Specialist, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

The Information Research Specialist is a valued member of Baker Research Services (BRS), a team of librarians, MBAs, statisticians, and economists with deep expertise working with licensed and publicly available data sources. BRS provides support to Harvard Business School faculty and doctoral students across the research spectrum--from advising on best resources for a project, to managing research projects from beginning to end, to finding innovative ways to communicate research findings, and more.

Learn more about our services at: https://www.library.hbs.edu/Services/Services-for-FacultyStaff/Baker-Research-Services

https://www.library.hbs.edu/Services/Services-for-Doctoral-Students/Baker-Research-Servicesfor-Doctoral-Students

Working Relationships:

  • Reports to the Senior Manager, Baker Research Services.
  • Works closely with HBS faculty, doctoral students, and research associates.
  • Contributes to the goals and priorities of Baker Research Services and Knowledge and Library Services.
  • Works closely with subject matter, content, and technical experts across Knowledge and Library Services, HBS and the Harvard University community.

Responsibilities: The Information Research Specialist in Baker Research Services:

  • Supports the creation of original intellectual property by Harvard Business School (HBS) faculty and doctoral students in the forms of scholarly articles and books, cases, conference presentations, course materials, and testimony.
  • Responds accurately and rapidly to the information needs of clients using electronic, printed, and other types of information sources.
  • Responsible for completing a varying number of long-term research projects as well as responding to quick-turnaround information requests.
  • Researches, identifies, evaluates, obtains, accesses, interprets and analyzes text and quantitative information and data from printed and digital sources including, but not limited to: macroeconomic, financial, accounting, and securities data, and information collected from third-party and non-traditional sources.
  • Builds and manages coherent spreadsheets and databases, merges data from multiple sources and formats, performs statistical analyses, and creates data visualizations representing results of research and analyses.
  • Consults with and advises researchers on optimal methodologies and interpretations of results.
  • Serves as backup to Senior Information Research Specialist in providing colleagues and customers with training, maintenance, and support for specialized research databases and analytical software in Baker Research Services
  • Participates in Baker Library and Harvard Library committees, working groups, events, etc.

Basic Qualifications 

  • Masters degree or equivalent graduate education in Library/Information Science, Economics, Statistics, Business Administration or other relevant discipline.
  • Minimum 5+ years of applicable work experience.
  • Deep experience using SAS and Excel.

Additional Qualifications

  • Record of involvement in empirical investigations in business and/or economics, or research experience in a large corporate or academic library is desired.
  • A second Masters degree in a related field is highly desirable.
  • Proficiency with data visualization tools (Tableau, D3, R) and related coding languages (such as Python) a plus
  • Broad knowledge of business topics including corporate finance, accounting, business history, etc.; solid understanding of business and economics concepts and related quantitative measures.
  • Expert knowledge of business information sources and standard third-party business databases including, but not limited to Bloomberg, CRSP, Capital IQ/Research Insight/Compustat, Datastream, Factset, and/or Thomson One.
  • Knowledge of literature databases (particularly business literature databases such as Factiva, EBSCO, LexisNexis) and experience with tools and strategies for searching these databases, organizing voluminous search results, and integrating results with data from other sources.
  • Experience with citation management tools such as Endnote, Refworks, Zotero.
  • Highly developed skills and creativity in information research, organization, presentation and delivery; excellent critical thinking skills; superb customer service. Able to produce timely, high quality results under pressure.
  • Demonstrated record of managing client relationships, setting priorities, meeting multiple deadlines and sharing workloads and projects with a research team.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others. Ability to collaborate and contribute to group projects and participate on committees and working groups within the department, across Knowledge and Library Services, and across the Harvard Library.

Additional Information

Our expectations are that employees of HBS adhere to and represent our Community Values. They are:

Respect for the rights, differences, and dignity of others Honesty and integrity in dealing with all members of the community Accountability for personal behavior

Cover Letter is Required. Follow us on Twitter @HBSJobs Explore HBS Work Culture at http://www.hbs.edu/employment/ and learn about other Employment Opportunities. Harvard Business School will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.

To apply for this position: http://bit.ly/2x0Oh9t

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Access Services Assistant, Gutman Library, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA

Harvard Library is currently accepting applications for a temporary Access Services Assistant. Please find the description below:

 

Temporary weekend assistant needed for Gutman Library at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Responsible for opening/closing the library, supervising student workers, general circulation, monitoring space usage, special projects. Saturday (9am - 7pm) and Sunday (12pm-9pm)

 

There is the possibility of additional hours working in the Frances Loeb Library at the Graduate School of Design on Friday (9am-6pm).

 

$18 an hour

 

Please send cover letter and resume to: sgharder@fas.harvard.edu

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Assistant Director, Clinical Information Services, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

Commensurate with experience.

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

Position Focus: Reporting to the Associate Director, the Assistant Director of Clinical Information Services provides oversight and coordination of programs that advance the Medical Library's role in improving clinical quality, advancing patient care, educating trainees and faculty, and enhancing research in the Yale-New Haven Medical Center. Working in a highly collaborative environment, the incumbent will develop innovative services, formulate a strategy for setting and achieving goals, assess skills and resources required to ensure success, and evaluate program effectiveness.

In a busy, service-focused medical library, the Assistant Director of Clinical Information supervises the work of the Clinical Team and the long-established clinical liaison program. This involves coaching and evaluating the work of four direct reports, plus collaborating with other librarians involved in clinical outreach. The incumbent works with all librarians to provide research support to the medical center using a wide range of digital and mobile resources, and instructional and information technologies and is involved in collection development. Directly supports academic departments as a liaison librarian.

Serves on the Research and Education Managers' Team, working with the Associate Director on all aspects of outreach and education. Partners closely with the Assistant Director of Research and Education Services and the Assistant Director of Technology and Innovation Services to promote teamwork and collaboration among teams, to coordinate and plan the training and development of librarians, and to ensure the provision of instruction and research services of the highest standards.

Required Education, Skills and Experience: 

  • M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited library school, with a minimum of two years of professional library experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience teaching biomedical research resources and proven ability to provide responsive, innovative research support and outreach service programs.
  • Ability to supervise the work of others.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to actively listen, understand, and articulate user needs. Demonstrated ability working collegially, collaboratively and independently with varied groups. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public presentations.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines, and to conceptualize new solutions to problems with creativity and flexibility.


Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Professional librarian experience in an academic setting. Five years of professional library experience in a biomedical or clinical environment. Demonstrated ability managing librarians. Additional degree in a biomedical science.

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

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

Salary and Benefits
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://bit.ly/2wf0vgR. 

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
 

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State Library Intern, Department of State, Providence, RI

JOB TITLE:  State Library Intern

 

REPORTS TO:  State Librarian

 

LOCATION: State Library/Smith Street

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The State Library Intern will develop a working knowledge of the general parts and major individual resources that make up the library's collection by assisting with reference questions, copy cataloging, and helping with additional library functions. The intern's projects will contribute to State Library's efforts to enable the Department of State to achieve its mission: to engage and empower all Rhode Islanders by making government more accessible and transparent, encouraging civic pride, enhancing commerce and ensuring that elections are fair, fast, and accurate.

 

SUMMARY:

The State Library Intern will work under the supervision of the State Librarian to assist with reference questions and cataloging. This is a one-semester, unpaid 10-15 hour per week position, and able to be used to obtain internship credits as part of the ALA accredited program. 

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Gain hands on experience in a legislative library. 
  • Learn about the public sector and public service. 
  • Help promote civic engagement. 
  • Learn how the Rhode Island's Department of State strives to create transparency in government. 
  • Work in different information providing units of the division from historical to currant records.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Enrolled in a Master's Degree in Library Science accredited by the American Library Association, and enrolled in a professional field experience or internship class for the duration of the internship placement at the State Library.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

  • Ability to focus on and work accurately on detailed oriented tasks. 
  • Some experience or coursework in cataloging and copy-cataloging. 
  • Strong public services skills, including tenacity for information problem solving. 
  • Interest in gaining experience in a legislative library. 
  • Some experience or coursework in library reference.
  • Available to work during normal business hours (Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.). 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Interested candidate should submit a cover letter and resume via e-mail to State Librarian Megan Hamlin-Black, State Librarian, at mblack@sos.ri.gov

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Access Archives Project Assistant, Ohio State University Libraries, Columbus, OH

The Access Archives Project Assistant will enhance and edit archival description for materials from the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center and the Ohio Congressional Archives collections using Archivists ToolkitArchival and manuscript collections will be accessioned and processed through the arrangement, description, and creation of finding aids and archival metadata that advances the organization, long-term preservation, and discovery of analog, digitized, and born-digital materials. All projects will heavily utilize Archivists' Toolkit and other computer-based metadata management tools in use by the Archives. The Access Archives Project Assistant works under the general supervision of the Head of Archives with direction in best practices, standards, and workflows from the Special Collections Processing Program, and consults and collaborates with others throughout the library as appropriate. The Access Archives Project Assistant processes digital collections into the Libraries' Digital Collections repository, serves as a back-up for University Archives services as needed, and may perform other duties as assigned. 

Required qualifications: Bachelor's degree or education/experience equivalent. Minimum of one-year experience performing archival arrangement and description. Minimum of one year experience writing and editing archival description following DACS. Ability to follow complex instructions with a high degree of accuracy. Strong organizational skills and high level of attention to detail. Ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative environment; strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills. Ability to work in archival storage conditions where the stacks are 30 feet high and temperatures are approximately 62 degrees F; must be able to lift 40 lbs. and push a cart weighing up to 80 lbs.

 

Desired qualifications: Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following: metadata transformation or migration (particularly using XSLT or complex spreadsheet manipulation); archival collection clean-up, including: re-processing archival collections, finishing processing on a collection started by another processor, and/or cleaning up inaccurate archival description; diverse processing experience, including experience with collections of many sizes, formats, and complexities; creating and editing EAD (Encoded Archival Description); previous experience accessioning archival material; research in or other advanced knowledge of the topical strengths of the collections to be worked on during this project, particularly political collections and polar history.

 

Please apply online at https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/81785 from September 30, 2017 through October 15, 2017.

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Student Assistant, Simmons College, Boston, MA

Student assistant needed to help create and maintain website for students taking Archives Practicum in the SLIS Practicum Lab. The website will be a WordPress site that will house data resources, links to software, and instructions for using and accessing software such as ArchivesSpace and Omeka.  The job may also require writing the instructions for access and basic troubleshooting.

The candidate should have:

  • experience with HTML, CSS, and website maintenance
  • experience with WordPress, including password-protection of pages
  • excellent written communication skills, particularly for technical instruction
  • willingness to learn new software and teach others to use it


Experience with software for archives (particularly ArchiveSpace and Omeka) is preferred but not essential.

 

Position available immediately.

 

Salary: $15.00 per hour.  

Approximaately ten hours per week (hours are flexible) through the academic year.

 

Please email your resume and expression of interest to Prof. Jeannette A. Bastian  bastian@simmons.edu 

 

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Medical Librarian, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

Under the leadership of the executive- and administrative- director of the Brigham Education Institute, the Medical Librarian assumes full responsibility for the management of BWH Medical Library functions and works closely with BEI leadership to collaborate and integrate with the BEI Knowledge Center to support the informational & educational needs of the Brigham and Women's Hospital.

The BEI Knowledge Center provides a wide range of services and programs to the hospital in support of education, research, and patient care. The Knowledge Center serves the entire Brigham Health campus and reaches faculty, clinicians, researchers, trainees, and students. Programs include events such as speakers, workshops, and technology sessions focused on managing data and information for research, copyright and publishing, learning technologies, and scholarly research skills.

The Medical Librarian delivers innovative, responsive, and user-focused knowledge services to the Brigham community. This includes performing expert-level database searching, delivering instruction in both in-person and online environments, and cultivating partnerships with individuals and groups within the wider Brigham community. The incumbent will perform tasks and duties of this position in a virtual library setting and must be a dynamic and outgoing team player, demonstrating creativity, flexibility, and an openness to change and ambiguity. The incumbent must also have an entrepreneurial approach to developing new services and tools and a track record in implementing data and programs.

Management and Operational Responsibilities

  • Works with BEI leadership to create and prepare the annual library budget, ensuring the library and educational services remains state of the art, and ensuring our staff has access to all it needs to be successful clinicians, administrators and researchers.
  • Leads the development and enforcement of all policies and procedures pertaining to library services.
  • Develops and advises on library educational program planning, including tools and services, in conjunction with the BEI leadership.
  • Ensures the availability of a current electronic collection in the virtual library.
  • Maintains professional awareness and contacts to ensure networking for resource sharing with other libraries and educational programs. Maintain current knowledge of information management.
  • Optimizes storage and retrieval of information.
  • Publicizes and markets the Medical Library through various hospital mechanisms.
  • Interviews, trains and supervises any library staff, in conjunction and with oversight from the BEI.
  • Oversees the selection and acquisition for all electronic materials.
  • Designs, provides, and supervises the delivery of all services.
  • Oversees the Brigham and Women's Hospital Medical Library web site.
  • Assesses library users' needs through various tools.
  • Acts as a liaison with Harvard Medical School Center for the History of Medicine to provide the necessary program details for the BWH Archives. Co-Chairs the Archives Committee.
  • Acts as a liaison to Harvard Medical School Countway Library of Medicine and attends affiliated librarian meetings. 

Community Outreach, Reference Support, & Training

  • Provides reference support to all Knowledge Center users, including but not limited to conducting literature searches, retrieving print and non-print materials, answering ready reference questions, locating materials, verifying citations, etc.
  • Develops and determines needs for training, continually assessing and evaluating classes and activities to provide impactful services and events.
  • Develops and provides training for physicians, residents, fellows, nurses and all other Brigham staff in how to use web-based databases, and other Internet resources, including the introduction of new technologies.
  • Designs and coordinates a robust schedule of community-building data-related events such as showcases, howto's, drop-ins, and pop-ups.
  • Collaborates with internal and external communities, including Partners IS Knowledge Management, Partners Graduate Medical Education Office, BWH Center for Clinical Investigation, Brigham Research Institute, Harvard Countway Library of Medicine, and Harvard Catalyst to provide coordinated data-related information and services to the Brigham Health community.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge about data tools and techniques and integrates that knowledge into building innovative services.
  • Consults with other library and BEI staff regarding projects involving technology.
  • Creates innovative ways to build knowledge sharing collaboration among hospital services, training programs, and departments.
  • Creates and maintains communication channels (via newsletters, Twitter, Intranet, etc) to promote library resources, events, and opportunities.
  • Promote collaborative tools to facilitate the sharing of ideas and work among internal teams.

Professional Growth

  • Remains abreast of information management trends by participating in professional meetings, serving on committees, attending workshops and reading appropriate literature.
  • Maintains awareness of the needs of the Brigham and Women's Hospital by serving on appropriate committees, and attending management meetings and rounds. Contributes to Organizational Goals
  • Works with BEI Leadership to establish Education and Library goals and objectives, compatible with the mission of the Brigham and Women's Hospital.
  • Remains attentive to cost containment in the provision of all services and the acquisition of all materials.
  • Applies concepts of quality and performance improvement to overall management of the library and educational services.
  • Remains flexible in establishing priorities to meet the changing needs of the Brigham and Women's Hospital.
  • Coordinates with the Partners Library Network to optimize the integrated management and delivery of information.
  • Supports quality patient care by providing current information for all physicians and employees.
  • Adheres to the principles of service excellence.
  • Attentive to safety issues in all matters. 

Contact supervisor Jill Spring to apply, or contact Director Anne Fladger (afladger@bwh.harvard.edu) for more information.

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Technical Services Coordinator, Allen Library, University of Hartford, Westhartford, CT

POSITION DETAILS: This is a regular full-time non-exempt position, 35 hours per week, which may include evening and weekend hours

Salary Grade: H1. For salary ranges please see: http://www.hartford.edu/hrd/Salary_ranges_2015.pdf

POSITION SUMMARY: Assumes responsibility for performing basic copy cataloging and processing functions as well as providing information and services to library patrons in an effort to ensure effective operations of the Allen Music Library, a music and dance library. Performs all duties in full support of the University's mission, understanding that the positive and effective execution of these duties are instrumental to the education of the University's students.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Performs copy cataloging for music, dance and related performing arts materials in multiple formats consistent with data integrity standards. Assists in the maintenance of authority records. Provides guidance and training to student employees on copy cataloging procedures and processing of music and dance materials.
  • Participates in the development of library systems, including testing, problem identification and suggestions of functionalities and/or resolutions related to cataloging and processing.
  • Assists in daily operations of the Allen Music Library and provides quality customer service, answering inquiries pertaining to library resources. Provides technical support for computers and library equipment as necessary and/or appropriate.
  • Adheres to local and national standards for copy cataloging of materials in various formats.
  • Receives, prepares and processes materials for binding. Maintains supply inventory. Trains and oversees student staff in the appropriate repair of library materials.
  • Participates in campus, local and area professional development seminars and training. Attends committee and staff meetings as necessary and/or appropriate.       
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree in music required. 

SPECIAL SKILLS: The ability to work effectively with diverse groups.

For a more complete job description and application information, please see http://hartford.peopleadmin.com/postings/1592.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national and ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected class. The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer (AA), Male (M), Female (F), Disabled (D), Veteran (V). Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. 

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Research/Graduate Assistant, Simmons College, Boston, MA

Research Assistant/Graduate Assistant Position

 

Position: Seeking a Simmons graduate student for a Research/Graduate Assistant, AY 2017-2018 to start immediately.

 

Working with: Mary Shapiro, Trust Professor for Leadership Development

 

Compensation: $20/hour for 5 hours per week

 

Description of responsibilities: The Trust Professorship was established in 2014 to develop a leadership platform for undergraduates at Simmons. While much progress has been made, specifically in the development of a required First Year leadership course in PLAN (the General education core experience of all undergraduates), there is still much to do!  As the GA/RA assisting in that work, you will work with me to:

  • Continue to populate a compendium of leadership articles and materials that is available to all faculty teaching the PLAN Leadership course. 
  • Conduct literature searches on leadership that underpins my current research on women and confidence, social trait theory and leadership, and the phenomenon of male allies and women's advancement into leadership.  This includes annotating current and new articles.
  • Conduct a review of how other colleges are addressing leadership (courses, majors, minors, certificates) to support the creation of a leadership certificate at Simmons. 
  • Support the planning and implementation of leadership events on campus, such as workshops, the on-campus simulcast of the Simmons Leadership Conference, and the Leadership Showcase at the undergraduate symposium.
  • Support the planning and implementation of a university-wide convening of staff and faculty engaged in leadership efforts with the goal of identifying how we currently support student leadership development, and identify synergies and unmet needs.
  • Other activities as evolved and interested in!

 

Competencies needed: Given the responsibilities of the position, the qualifications include:

  • strong capacity in database search and management
  • intermediate skills in Excel  (able to build, manipulate, import data)
  • is a good critical thinker and writer
  • good project management skills with ability to autonomously follow through on plans
  • enjoys the topics of leadership, gender, higher education and the undergraduate experience.
  • has a GPA of 3.5 or above

 

Application: If you are interested, please submit the following to mary.shapiro@simmons.edu by October 9:

  • A resume or CV.
  • A word.doc (no more 750 words) that includes the following:
    • Why are you interested in this position?
    • Describe how you meet the job's requirements.
    • Describe how you would approach this work. 
    • A writing sample. This could be a course deliverable (ie, paper, case analyses) or something from your professional life.

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Online Master's, Digital Curation, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

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

This 31-credit, 100% online program is the first master's degree in North America focused on digital curation. Students will have the opportunity to work with world-renowned faculty members from UNC's top-ranked information school, including Dr. Helen Tibbo<https://sils.unc.edu/people/faculty/helen-tibbo>, Dr. Christopher (Cal) Lee<https://sils.unc.edu/people/faculty/cal-lee>, and Dr. Arcot Rajasekar<https://sils.unc.edu/people/faculty/arcot-rajasekar>. Graduates of this program will benefit from UNC's longstanding reputation as an international leader in digital curation and data management. Applications for January enrollment is now open with following cohorts starting in May and August, 2017. Learn more at https://sils.unc.edu/programs/psm-digital-curation.

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Online European Regional Meeting, ASIS&T

Due to popular demand, ASIS&T will now offer our European Regional
Meeting online as well as in-person at Humboldt University in Berlin.

The meeting takes place on 4 October and will cover an array of topics
over the course of the day. Virtual attendees are welcome to join the
meeting at any point and stay as long as they like.

To register for the meeting, please follow this link:
Registration

<https://www.asist.org/events/asist-regional-meeting/berlin-regional-meeting/>


Virtual registrants will receive the meeting URL upon registration.


Programme: (all times are CET)



10:30 - 10:45

Welcome

Lynn Silipigni Connaway

President of ASIS&T and Senior Researcher & Director of User Research, OCLC

Michael Seadle

Professor and Director, HEADT Centre, Humboldt- Universitat zu Berlin
& Executive Director, iSchools



10:45 - 12:30

LIS in Europe

The History of Library and Information Science in Europe

Fidelia Ibekwe SanJuan, IRSIC

Aix-Marseille University



European Library & Information Science Map

Christine Meschede

Universitat Dusseldorf

Virginia Ortiz-Repiso

Chair, ASIS&T European Chapter



13:30 - 14:00

Student Lightning Talks



14:00 - 14:30

Exploring Digital Data; Intelligence, Forensics, and Preservation

Yunhyong Kim

University of Glasgow



14:30 - 15:00

Digital Literacy in the Era of Fake News: Key Roles for Information
Professionals

Lynn Silipigni Connaway

President of ASIS&T and Senior Researcher & Director of User Research, OCLC

Michael Seadle

Professor and Director, HEADT Centre, Humboldt- Universitat zu Berlin
& Executive Director, iSchools



15:00 - 15:30

ASIS&T Strategic Directions

Lynn Sillipigni Connaway, ASIS&T President

Lydia Middleton, ASIS&T Executive Director

Virginia Ortiz-Repiso, Chair, ASIS&T European Chapter



15:30 - 16:00
Final colloquium and wrap up

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Last Call for Papers: EVIA 2017, Extended Deadline October 13

We invite submissions for the Eighth International Workshop on
Evaluating Information Access (EVIA 2017) which will be held in
conjunction with NTCIR 13 in Tokyo, Japan, on December 5, 2017.

Information Access technologies provide the interface between human
information needs and digital information resources. The reliable
evaluation of these technologies has been recognized for decades as
central to the advancement of the field. As information retrieval
technologies become more pervasive, the forms of retrieval more
diverse, and retrieval tools richer, the importance of effective,
efficient, and innovative evaluation grows as well.


We invite both short papers (2-4 pages) and long papers (8-10 pages)
addressing one or more of the following topics, as well as any other
topic related to the evaluation of information access:

  • Test collection formation, evaluation metrics, and evaluation environments
  • Statistical issues in information retrieval evaluation
  • User studies and the evaluation of human-computer interaction in information retrieval (HCIR)
  • Evaluation methods for multilingual, multimedia, or mobile information access
  • Novel information access tasks and their evaluation
  • Evaluation and assessment using implicit user feedback, crowdsourcing, living labs, or inferential methods
  • Evaluation issues in industrial and enterprise retrieval systems
  • Reproducibility issues in information retrieval evaluation



Accepted papers will be included in the EVIA 2017 proceedings in the
CEUR Workshop Proceedings (CEUR-WS.org) series, indexed by DBLP,
Google Scholar, Scopus and others.

All the accepted papers will be given a presentation slot during EVIA.

EVIA is open to all attendees at NTCIR.



SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
=====================

We invite submissions of regular papers (up to 8-10 pages) and short
papers (up to 4 pages). Submissions must be in English, in PDF format,
and must use standard ACM SIGIR templates, available at
http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template, for both LaTeX
and Word.

Papers must report work that is not previously published, not accepted
for publication elsewhere, and not currently under review elsewhere.

Submissions will be subject to double-blind reviewing and should not
contain any author identification.


Papers should be submitted electronically conference submission system at

               https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=evia2017



IMPORTANT DATES
===============

Deadline time is 11:59 p.m. (anywhere in the world)

  • Submission deadline (extended):  October 13, 2017
  • Notifications to authors: November 7, 2017
  • Camera ready due: November 17, 2017
  • EVIA 2017 @NII, Tokyo, Japan: December 5, 2017
  • NTCIR-13 @NII, Tokyo, Japan: December 6-8, 2017




EVIA 2017 CHAIRS
================

Nicola Ferro, University of Padua, Italy
Ian Soboroff, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA

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Library Project Manager, LAC Federal, Washington, DC

LAC Federal seeks a dynamic and experienced Library Project Manager for a long-term contract with a prestigious federal government agency's library, located in Washington, D.C. This position will oversee all contract personnel in the library and provide technical and reference assistance services to the agency. These services are integral to providing agency staff, grantees, program contractors, other agencies, and the public with access to information resources. This individual will work onsite be responsible for scheduling, ensuring overall quality control of work, and delivering timely services performed by library employees. This is full-time, 40 hour per week, fully benefited position and is an excellent opportunity for an information professional with strong leadership abilities.

The mission of the library team falls in 2 main areas: Technical Services and Reference/Information Services. The Technical Services function team's mission is to identify, select, acquire, and provide bibliographic and subject access to education publications. Technical Services maintains the integrated library system (ILS), catalogs and processes materials, conducts interlibrary loan (ILL) operations, acquires and withdraws library materials, and maintains government documents and other print and audiovisual resources. Technical Services is responsible for acquisitions management and at the direction of the government, place orders for selected library resources and office supplies from specified vendors.

The Reference and Information Services functional team offers reference assistance to patrons, answering questions about education statistics and other education-related issues.  Reference and Information Services provides ready reference, research and information discovery, guides collection development and maintenance, facilitates use of government documents, conducts proactive customized information service and instruction, and maintains electronic resources, the web sites and portal management.

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association;
  • Demonstrate at least 5 years of effective project management responsibility;
  • Extensive experience as a project manager/supervisor in a research library;
  • A background in education resources or academic experience is desired;
  • Prior experience managing a large team of people, preferably 10+;
  • Demonstrate a broad cross-section of library science expertise and have a proven record of success in applying skills and expertise in a major library setting, particularly within the federal government;
  • Ability to recommend items for withdrawal, or new library resources to update the collection or fill knowledge gaps within the collection as needed;
  • Experience in the use of Microsoft software, including Word, Excel, and Outlook;
  • Ability to work in a team environment with federal staff, contractors as well as independently;
  • Staying abreast of current developments in library services and information technology;



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

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Internships, Outreachy

Outreachy is a three-month, paid, remote internship program to connect people traditionally underrepresented in tech with mentors in free and open source communities.

Outreachy internships are open internationally to women (cis and trans), trans men, and genderqueer people. Internships are also open to residents and nationals of the United States of any gender who are Black/African American, Hispanic/Latin@, Native American/American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander. You can see the full eligibility rules at

https://www.outreachy.org/apply/eligibility/

Outreachy's application process is a little different from other internship programs, because it requires applicants to make a contribution to an open source project during the six-week application period in order to be accepted as an intern. The most successful applicants are ones that make smaller, consistent contributions throughout the application period, contact mentors, and ask the mentors and community questions when they get stuck.

Applications for December 2017 to March 2018 internships are now open. The deadline for applications and contributions is October 23, but potential applicants should start working on their contributions 2-3 weeks before the deadline.

https://www.outreachy.org/apply

The list of FOSS mentoring communities can be found at:

https://www.outreachy.org/apply/rounds/2017-december-march/

Since Outreachy is a full-time, 40-hour a week commitment, students in the northern hemisphere are generally not eligible for the December 2017 to March 2018 round. Applications for the May to August 2018 round will open in February. Getting familiar with the application process and making a contribution to an Outreachy open source mentoring community may be a good way to build up students' skills to apply for the May to August round.

There are posters, sample email, and sample social network updates you can use available at
https://www.outreachy.org/promote

If you're on Twitter, you could retweet these recent tweets from @outreachy:
https://twitter.com/outreachy/status/905897120015597568
https://twitter.com/outreachy/status/905897774868287490
https://twitter.com/outreachy/status/905898231162273792

Virtual Outreachy promotion sessions

Sarah Sharp is available over the next two weeks to host virtual sessions with larger groups (e.g. open source groups that have a good diversity mix or university classrooms with a diverse student population). She has a presentation that takes approximately an hour, and covers: what open source is, how to effectively get involved in FOSS communities, and how to apply to Outreachy and Google Summer of Code.

If you would like to schedule a virtual session, please set up a meeting up via
https://calendly.com/sarahsharp/outreachy-organizer-meeting

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Senior Library Assistant, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Location: 330 Homer Street

Salary Range:  $36,629 to $49,227 in eleven steps               

Grade: S04, AFSCME, Local 3092

 

Department Head: Philip E. McNulty, Director                        

Posting: External

 

Date of Notice:                       10/4/2017                                                       

           

  

The Newton Free Library serves a dynamic, library-loving community making us one of the most active libraries in the state in terms of visits, borrowing, program offerings and items added annually to our collections. We are seeking a highly motivated, energetic, and customer service oriented person to join the collaborative team in our Public Services Department.

 

This is an opportunity for an individual with a positive attitude who enjoys interacting with the public and thrives in an ever-changing, fast-paced environment. Assist patrons in person at our busy circulation desk and over the phone. Perform a variety of office tasks and circulation duties as assigned, including checking material in and out, answering phones, processing items on-hold for patrons, unpacking and organizing delivers from our library network and answering basic information questions.  Candidates must possess excellent customer service skills, strong attention to detail and sound judgement in prioritizing tasks.

 

Qualifications: A Bachelors Degree and up to one year related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. The successful candidate will demonstrate a broad knowledge of library operations and the operation of equipment such as personal computers and computer software. We require good communication skills, a positive attitude, and the ability to interact effectively and tactfully with the general public as well as co-worker teams. Must be able to perform detailed tasks accurately and efficiently and also be able to regularly lift, reach, and push 40 lbs.

 

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, union benefited position. One evening per week and weekend rotation required.

 

Individuals interested in the above position should submit a cover letter, resume and completed application to https://cityofnewton.hyrell.com by close of business on 10/13/2017.

 Please put the job title in the subject line. City of Newton application may be found in the Human Resources section of the City web site. 

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Digital Communications Librarian, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Position Title:            Digital Communications Librarian

Department:             Library                                               

Location: 330 Homer Street

Salary Range:            $52,017 to $69,907 in eleven steps    

Grade: S08, AFSCME, Local 3092

Department Head:    Philip E. McNulty, Director

Date of Notice:           10/4/2017                                           

Posting: City-Wide/External  

Digital Communications and an active online presence are essential to the Newton Free Library's vision of service. We are seeking a talented and energetic individual to join the Library's Technology Team, and be an integral part of enhancing the library user experience with hands-on classes, STEAM & Maker programming and user-focused web services. You will be joining a collaborative and enthusiastic staff at one of the state's most active libraries in terms of borrowing, visits and virtual visits.

 

The Digital Communications Librarian is responsible for the Library's digital initiatives and organization of online resources in order to improve access to the collection, promote the library in the community, and enhance our patrons' online experience. He or she manages the library's responsive website and Libguides content management system, and participates in regular patron instruction in both library resources and general tech topics. Other responsibilities include developing staff information resources, staff and patron training, managing social networking platforms as a means of interacting with patrons and helping launch new initiatives in digitizing the Library's collection. There will be regularly assigned shifts at service desks in our busy Public Services Department. A sound understanding of html coding in a responsive page environment is essential to this position, as is experience with content management systems.

 

Qualifications: Bachelors or Masters of Science degree in Library Science from an accredited program and one to three years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience in Computer Science or related fields. Broad knowledge of advanced professional library science, and the operation of library equipment such as personal computers and computer software. Demonstrated experience with HTML coding and website content management systems.

 

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, union benefited position. One evening per week and Saturday rotation required.

 

Individuals interested in the above position should submit a completed application, resume and cover letter addressed to Philip McNulty, Library Director, using the City of Newton's online application process at https://cityofnewton.hyrell.com by the close of business on 10/13/2017.

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

The Beverly Public Library seeks a substitute children's librarian with strong customer service skills to work in our busy children's room. Responsibilities will include selecting materials, providing tours, performing readers advisory, and answering reference questions. For full job description, visit https://mblc.state.ma.us/jobs/find_jobs/rss.php?job_id=11942.
This is a part-time, non-benefit position for 10 hours per week (Tuesday 3pm-9pm, Friday 1pm-5pm) with some opportunities for additional hours as needed.
Qualifications: Master's Degree in Library or Information Science from a graduate school program accredited by the American Library Association (Staff Librarian) OR currently enrolled in a Master's Degree program in Library or Information Science from a graduate school program accredited by the American Library Association with half or more courses completed, including a course in Reference (Librarian I).
Salary: $18.38/hour (Librarian I), $23.70/hour (Staff Librarian)
Closing Date: Open until filled; preference given to applications received by October 14, 2017.
How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit letter of application and resume to Margie McClory, 32 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915 or email mcclory@noblenet.org by October 14, 2017.

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Circulation Supervisor, MCPHS University, Boston, MA

Circulation Supervisor - Evenings / Weekends

MCPHS University

Boston, MA Campus

 

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

 

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

 

Responsibilities:

The Circulation Supervisor is responsible for ensuring that the Circulation desk is staffed; keeping the library open for patrons during service hours; responding to requests or problems, and supporting interlibrary loan operations. The work schedule is Sunday through Thursday, 3:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m., and varies during school breaks and Summer. 

  • Supervise Circulation desk including passing care of the library over to the security guard when appropriate
  • Interpret library policies for patrons
  • Participate in hiring, scheduling and submitting payroll for student assistants
  • Process interlibrary loan requests - Borrowing for MCPHS students
  • Assign tasks to student assistants and supervise their work
  • Supervise daily shelving of serials and books
  • Process print serials
  • Support Virtual Reference service
  • Assist in cataloging print and digital materials
  • Coordinate maintenance of physical appearance of library facility
  • Serve as backup for training student assistants

Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor.

 

Qualifications:

Required: 

  • A bachelor's degree
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to be reliable
  • Ability to work independently

 Desired: 

  • Supervisory experience
  • Library experience or attending a graduate program in Library Science

MCPHS offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including a substantial health/dental insurance subsidy, generous holiday/vacation policy, and a significant pension plan contribution.

To apply, please visit https://careers-mcphs.icims.com/jobs/2782/circulation-supervisor---evenings---weekends/job Attach a cover letter and a resume or curriculum vitae. No phone calls, please. Principals only. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University's diversity are welcome to apply.

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Audiovisual Archivist, Documentary Educational Resources, Watertown, MA

Audiovisual Archivist Position

Documentary Educational Resources

NEH-Funded Project

 

DER is seeking a Audiovisual Archivist with experience in metadata and cataloging for a short-term project funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities' HCRR (Humanities Collections and Reference Resources) foundations grant. The NEH grant provides funding for the planning of an online user- and expert-generated union catalog for ethnographic and folkloric film, called Cinepedia Ethnographica. The qualified candidate will begin in October and the project is expected to last through January 2018. 

 

The Audiovisual Archivist will develop a robust metadata schema (based on an existing schema), develop crosswalks for record import, and create cataloging guidelines in support of subsequent project stages. The Archivist will be expected to meet (by phone) with the Cataloging Task Group to review the sample records from participating institutions, identify metadata requirements for ethnographic film, and gather feedback on the schema as it is developed. Once the schema has been finalized, the Archivist will focus on developing crosswalks for mapping metadata from the schemas represented in the sample records to the Cinepedia Ethnographica metadata schema. The final stage will include testing cataloging assets with incomplete records from participating institutions and developing a cataloging guide for describing and contextualizing ethnographic film assets using best practices.

 

About DER

Documentary Educational Resources (DER) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1968 and incorporated in 1971 for the purpose of producing and distributing cross-cultural documentary film for educational use. The organization was established by pioneering ethnographic filmmakers, John Marshall and Timothy Asch, whose extensive body of films were among the founding collection of the Smithsonian's Human Studies Film Archive. DER has built an extensive distribution catalog for the educational market that includes over 800 titles of significant ethnographic, anthropological and social documentary films.

 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to alice@der.org

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

For more info, contact boothref@chboothlibrary.org

Primary Function

Under the direction of the Board of Trustees of the Cyrenius H. Booth Library, the Library Director is the executive responsible for leadership and management of all Library operations, programs and personnel.  The director represents the Library in the Newtown community as well as the broader Connecticut library community. 

 

Summary of Responsibilities

Library Services and Programs

  • Manages and directs the day-to-day operations of the Library including but not limited to: governance, reference, circulation, services to children and young adults, programs, community outreach and relations, staff training and development, and utilization of the latest technology to deliver and enhance Library service
  • Provides the vision for future library services, including technological enhancements
  • Stays abreast of demographic and usage trends to make efficient and effective use of resources
  • Works in conjunction with Systems Librarian for technology planning and implementation
  • Solicits and encourages input from community and staff in support of meeting the mission of the Library

 

Library Facility

  • Plans, coordinates, and manages maintenance of Library facility
  • Directs facility and building projects

Staff Management and Development

  • Inspires Library staff through open communication and shared visioning
  • Oversees the recruiting, training, performance management and retention of staff
  • Creates opportunities for staff to suggest and implement improvements in Library services, programs and collections
  • Encourages professional development among staff members and mines the talents of the staff to benefit the Library and community

Community Involvement and Outreach

  • Establishes and fosters a close working relationship with the Friends of the C.H. Booth Library
  • Promotes and celebrates Library services and programs in relevant media outlets
  • Advocates passionately and enthusiastically for the Library within both the local community and the professional library community
  • Partners with Board of Trustees on fundraising and development strategies and implementation

Fiscal Management

  • Develops and manages an annual budget in accordance with town and Library governance policies and procedures
  • Maintains the financial integrity of the budget's implementation and administration
  • In conjunction with business manager and Board Treasurer, oversees all financial transactions for Library
  • Negotiates and maintains knowledge of all contracts related to provision of public, operational and vendor services, with Board approval
  • Supervises the preparation and presentation of Library financials on a scheduled basis to the Board of Trustees

 

Board of Trustees

  • Establishes and fosters close working relationships with the Trustees
  • Attends Board of Trustee and Board Committee meetings to inform them of the ongoing business of the Library
  • Assists the Board of Trustees in the formulation of Library policies
  • Acts as a conduit between the Board of Trustees and staff
  • Coordinates with appropriate Board Committees in completion of assigned responsibilities

 

Strategic Planning 

  • Reviews and re-evaluates the Library vision, mission, and values statements with input from patrons, staff and Board of Trustees on an on-going basis 
  • Coordinates the implementation of the Library's multi-year strategic plan with patrons, staff and Board of Trustees
  • Develops, tracks and reports action plans to meet objectives

Education and Training

  • Master of Library Science degree from a school accredited by the American Library Association
  • 6 years or more of progressively responsible professional library experience with at least 2 years in an administrative position

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Library Director, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire seeks candidates with a solid record of distinguished academic and administrative accomplishment to apply for the position of Library Director.  This is a full-time administrative position with a concurrent, tenured appointment in the Library.  The anticipated start date is February 1, 2018. 

The Library Director has administrative responsibility for all library services and functions.  The Director holds a concurrent faculty appointment and reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.  Support of the University's mission is central to the effective management of the library.  The Director provides leadership and planning for UW-Eau Claire's library services and information resources by working with academic departments, support units, administrative offices, and the other University of Wisconsin libraries.  The Director works in concert with other UW System library directors to further develop and enhance the "One System, One Library" approach to the delivery of collections and services.

Responsibilities:

The Director provides effective oversight, operational direction, and coordination for the following major functions: 

  • Develops, communicates, and implements a library vision and strategic direction aligned with the vision and mission of UW-Eau Claire and the UW System. 
  • Develops and monitors the library's annual budget to ensure appropriate expenditure of funds. 
  • Fosters a culture of assessment to inform evidence-based decision-making and continuous improvement. 
  • Leads development of innovative partnerships between the library and campus, community, and regional organizations. 
  • Actively cultivates fund raising opportunities, including internal and external grants, to support library operations and initiatives. 
  • Promotes and advocates for library programs that address the needs of students, staff, faculty, and the community. 
  • Serves in a department chair function in recruitment, reappointment, tenure, promotion, and salary recommendations for library faculty. 
  • Encourages and facilitates the professional development of all library staff to maintain a diverse, skilled, and engaged workforce. 
  • Engages in scholarly, professional, and service activities as defined for UW-Eau Claire faculty. 
  • Fosters an organizational and educational climate that promotes equity, diversity, and inclusivity. 
  • Embraces an environment of continuous change that supports and anticipates the evolving needs of the campus community. 
  • Serves as Copyright Officer for the university, advising and informing university students, faculty, and staff on fair use and copyright issues. 
  • Represents the university on the Council of University of Wisconsin Libraries, contributing to the shared leadership of the UW System libraries. 
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.  

Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master of Library Science (or equivalent) degree from an ALA-accredited program. 
  • Demonstrated record of relevant, progressively responsible library management experience in an academic library.  

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Second master's or other advanced degree in addition to the MLS. 
  • Significant experience managing library budgets. 
  • Experience leading library employees in a collaborative work environment. 
  • Experience seeking and successfully obtaining internal and external funds, grants, and/or endowments. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience working with both traditional and newer technology-based library resources to support teaching, learning, and scholarship. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the needs of a diverse population and the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusivity. 
  • Demonstrated record of scholarship. 

 

Full description can be found here: http://www.uwec.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities/job-openings/#library-director-163949

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Faculty, Rutgers University iSchool, New Brunswick, NJ

The Rutgers University LIS department is pleased to announce our hiring search for new faculty, leading into the 2018/2019 school year.

Below is the announcement.

Link: http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/48818.

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Dean of the School of Information, Pratt Institute, New York, NY

View position online 

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:
Pratt Institute invites expressions of interest for the Dean of the School of Information. Reporting to the Provost, the Dean serves as the chief academic and administrative officer for the School, which offers graduate study within five Masters programs: Library and Information Science, Museums and Digital Culture, Information Experience Design, Data Analytics and Visualization, and Library Media Specialist. The Dean will lead the School into its next chapter, working collaboratively with the faculty and staff to achieve its vision of empowering people to improve lives and communities through information, knowledge, and culture. The School of Information is distinguished in the information field through its mission, which is in part to lead the information field, through teaching and research, in making connections with the arts, culture, and technology.


The Dean will possess the academic and administrative experience to garner the respect of the faculty and to lead the School in realizing its articulated vision. S/he should be an accomplished scholar as well as experienced with academic administration, including strategic and systematic planning, leading accreditation efforts, program and school evaluation, experience operating within a shared governance framework, financial administration, personnel management and development. An earned doctorate is required.


The School of Information traces its roots to the earliest days of Pratt Institute. Industrialist and philanthropist Charles Pratt--founder of Pratt Institute--created a series of libraries that were available not only to Institute students and faculty but also to the Brooklyn public. A program in library training was created in 1890 to respond to the need for trained librarians to serve in these new libraries, making Pratt's Library and Information Science program that oldest in North America. The program continues to this day and is one of six programs that have been accredited by the American Library Association since the 1924/1925 academic year. In 2002 the school relocated from Pratt's Brooklyn campus to the Pratt Manhattan Center in the Chelsea/West Village neighborhood of Manhattan. The school has undergone several name changes in its long history, and the most recent in 2015, which established it as the "School of Information" or SI.


SI is proud to be one of the six schools of Pratt Institute, a preeminent college of art, design and architecture, and aims to foster programs consonant with Pratt's vision and mission. With a historic campus in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, the Institute serves 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students annually from 47 states and 70 countries. Devoted to a creative learning community, Pratt recognizes the strength that stems from a diversity of perspectives, ideas, backgrounds, approaches, and experiences. We aspire to continue to grow as a place that always welcomes and encourages individuals of all backgrounds to contribute to and be part of Pratt culture. For further information, please visit our website at www.pratt.edu


JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Planning and Evaluation

  • Lead data-driven school planning efforts, including strategic planning and systematic planning, and ensure planning efforts address stakeholder needs.
  • Engage in program and school evaluation; lead efforts in making improvements stemming from such evaluative activities.
  • Chair SI's Faculty Council, the School's primary shared governance body.
  • Practice transparency and openness in communications and decisions with stakeholders.


Development

  • Engage in development activities in cooperation with Institutional Advancement.

Academic Leadership and Service

  • Work with faculty and School Curriculum Committee to develop high-quality academic programs and up-to-date curriculum for all programs.
  • Lead the development of a strong and diverse faculty, overseeing hiring, recruitment, development and promotion activities in accordance with the faculty union contract.
  • Lead the development of the course schedule and assign faculty to teach course sections.
  • Teach 0-1 courses per semester and participate in scholarly research activity.
  • Engage in service at various levels (Institute, school, professional community and community service).


Students

  • Lead the recruitment and admission of a strong and diverse student body, in collaboration with office of admissions and enrollment.
  • Manage student concerns or issues in accordance with Institute policies and procedures.


Administration

  • Act as chief academic and administrative officer for SI and all its constituent programs, providing strategic direction that leads the school into its next chapter.
  • Lead, manage and evaluate administrative staff (currently 2 FT staff).
  • Appoint, evaluate and collaborate with degree-program coordinators to ensure best-in-class academic programs.
  • Oversee all School budgets and ensure proper financial stewardship.
  • Be responsible for all school communications, include web and print content.
  • Lead efforts to enhance SI facilities.


Accreditation

  • Lead accreditation efforts of the MSLIS program, and participate in other key Institute accreditation efforts.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Earned doctorate in a relevant field from an accredited institution required.
Experience: Must be an accomplished scholar and have significant experience with academic administration.

Skills:
Leadership and Management

  • Demonstrated leadership capacity accompanied by inspiration, collegiality, sound judgement and discretion.
  • Demonstrated capacity to establish strategic organizational direction; to develop organizational plans, policies and priorities; and to assess progress toward achievement of those priorities.
  • Ability to effectively use managerial principles and practices, including strategic planning and continuous quality improvement.


Communication

  • Demonstrated advocacy skills, including the ability to articulate school values and priorities for a range of audiences.
  • Evidence of superior interpersonal and communication skills that reflect clarity of expression and effectiveness in working with diverse groups in a complex organizational setting.


Faculty and Higher Education Context

  • Demonstrated ability to develop collaborative relationships and partnerships with faculty, staff, and academic leadership; to build strong relationships with faculty; and to mentor them.
  • Understanding of higher education and of the evolving role of Schools of Information in that context.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and ability to lead the School in implementing higher education academic accreditation and assessment standards and procedures.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the information field and to scholarly inquiry
  • Champion diversity and inclusion efforts and work toward developing a culturally responsive learning environment. Skill in addressing student needs and concerns.


Development and Partnerships

  • Ability to raise external funds for research, teaching and learning.
  • Affinity for, and ability to develop partnerships with, NYC institutions and beyond (local, national, and global) for enhancing research, teaching and learning.


Pratt Context

  • Affinity for Pratt's place in higher education, and especially among schools of art, design, and architecture, along with the ability to align development of the School with that of the Institute as a whole.

 

SALARY is commensurate with education and experience.

TO APPLY: Please submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae via the apply. Consideration of candidates to begin December 1st, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.


PRATT INSTITUTE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND RECOGNIZES AND VALUES THE BENEFITS OF A DIVERSE WORKFORCE

Job Location: New York, New York, United States
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

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Graduate Assistant for Student-Led Community Service Programs and Partnerships, Scott/Ross Center for Community Service, Boston, MA

About the Scott/Ross Center

Under the umbrella of Simmons Community Engagement, the Scott/Ross Center for Community Service (S/RC) facilitates and promotes community service and service-learning for Simmons College students, faculty, and staff in Greater Boston. By developing reciprocal partnerships with community-based organizations, we enrich and expand students' educational and co-curricular experiences. The S/RC works closely with nearly 60 community-based organizations. We offer our entire campus a variety of ways to get involved, among them, stimulating service-learning courses and exciting all-College signature initiatives.

 

About the Graduate Assistant for Student-Led Community Service Programs and Partnerships

This position offers a unique opportunity for a graduate student to delve into community engagement, service, and college/community partnerships, developing and strengthening skills in program management, student leadership development, and community partnership support.  The graduate assistant will be responsible for coordinating and supporting the student-led community service programs in the following ways:

  • Support student leaders as they work to implement afterschool enrichment programs at Boston Public Schools and Community Centers;
  • Manage assessment activities to measure impact of programs on community youth as well as on college student service providers;
  • Connect and collaborate with community partner sites (schools, community centers, nonprofit orgs, etc) to ensure programming is meeting student and partner needs in line with site expectations;
  • Contribute to recruitment of student volunteers through Connections Carnival and on-campus recruitment efforts;
  • Support training and reflection activities to build skills and provide professional development opportunities for students;
  • Collecting and archiving materials throughout the year to support sustainability of programs and partnerships; and
  • Plan and oversee end of year celebration with Simmons Community Engagement staff support.

The graduate assistant will also be responsible for attending bi-weekly meetings of the S/RC and any other Simmons Community Events as necessary, as well as performing any other duties as may be needed for the overall success of the S/RC and Simmons Community Engagement.

 

Supervision:

This position will work closely with Assistant Director for Student-Led Community Service.

Compensation:

This is an hourly position. The Graduate Student Assistant will be paid $15/hour

Requirements:

  • Must be a current enrolled student in any graduate school at Simmons College;
  • Ability to work 12-15 hours per week;
  • Experience and/or interest in community engagement, emphasis on co-curricular service and leadership programs;
  • Education background preferred;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse body of students and staff
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task a variety of responsibilities
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and/or Adobe InDesign;
  • Be available from August/September through mid-May

To apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter describing your interest in the position to amanda.moser@simmons.edu. Position will be open until filled. 

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Graduate Assistant for Community and Partner Outreach, Scott/Ross Center for Community Service, Boston, MA

About the Scott/Ross Center

Under the umbrella of Simmons Community Engagement, the Scott/Ross Center for Community Service (S/RC) facilitates and promotes community service and service-learning for Simmons College students, faculty, and staff in Greater Boston. By developing reciprocal partnerships with community-based organizations, we enrich and expand students' educational and co-curricular experiences. The S/RC works closely with nearly 60 community-based organizations. We offer our entire campus a variety of ways to get involved, among them, stimulating service-learning courses and exciting all-College signature initiatives.

 

About the Community and Partner Outreach Graduate Assistant Position

This position offers a unique opportunity for a graduate student to hone skills in program development, recruitment, project management and communication.  The graduate assistant will be responsible for coordinating and supporting the following projects:

Promising Pals:

The graduate student assistant will collaborate with the Alumnae/i Relations office and S/RC as a liaison with the Timilty Middle School for their school wide pen pal program. Activities will include outreach, recruitment of 150 Simmons community members, database management, and facilitating program logistics as well as creating communication pieces, updating the pal handbook, designing and implementing program evaluation.  The Coordinator will also be responsible for convening, attending and note taking at monthly meetings, working with Timilty staff to create the agenda and distribute meeting minutes to the program planning committee. 

Campus Wide Community Service:

The graduate student assistant will be involved in planning, implementing and expanding community service initiatives for the Simmons community through several programs: Frosty's Friends Holiday Drive, Hats for the Homeless, Stand against Racism and National Volunteer Week.

Service-Learning

The graduate student assistant will provide support to the Assistant Director of Service-Learning to solicit partner feedback through evaluations and support date management of partners for courses over the course of the academic year.

Communications:

The graduate student assistant will be responsible for promoting the projects of the S/RC by creating outreach materials, including: writing articles, submitting website and Simmons Connections updates, as well as managing the S/RC Facebook page. 

The graduate assistant will also be responsible for attending bi-weekly meetings of the S/RC and any other Simmons Community Events as necessary, as well as performing any other duties as may be needed for the overall success of the S/RC and Simmons Community Engagement.

 

Compensation:

This is an hourly position. The Graduate Student Assistant will be paid $15/hour

 

Requirements:

  • Must be a current enrolled student in any graduate school at Simmons College;
  • Ability to work 15-20 hours per week;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and/or Adobe InDesign;
  • Strong writing and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to multi-task;
  • Be available from August until July

 

To apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter describing your interest in the position to Meghan.doran2@simmons.edu. Position will be open until filled. 

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Law Librarian II, Cook County Law Library, Chicago, IL

The Cook County Law Library has an opening for a Law Librarian II. (Collective Bargaining Unit:  SEIU Local 73 Law Library)

JOB SUMMARY
Under the direction of the Law Librarian III, provides legal reference assistance to lawyers, judges, self-represented litigants and the public. Assists Law Library Administration in enforcing library policies and procedures. Provides research instruction and database training for library users and staff. Prepares and maintains print and web-based research guides for library users. Facilitates and promotes the use of special collections within the Library. Develops content for the Law Library website. Contributes to collection development for print and electronic resources. Participates in law library outreach for internal and external audiences. Produces relevant marketing materials including newsletters and library displays. Occasionally assists in other library service areas or at branches. Performs other duties as assigned. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduation with a Master's Degree in Library Science and/or Information Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association (Must provide original college/university transcript at time of interview) IS REQUIRED.
  • One (1) year of work experience providing reference services in a law library IS REQUIRED.
  • Valid current driver's license (Must provide proof at time of interview) IS REQUIRED.


PREFFERED QUALIFICATION:

  • Graduation from an accredited school of law with a Juris Doctorate Degree IS PREFERRED.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS

  • Thorough knowledge of basic and advanced legal research sources and techniques using print and electronic sources.
  • Knowledge of library operations including an understanding of library practices, trends, integrated library systems (ILS), and emerging technologies.
  • Knowledge of print and electronic government documents including Federal, State and local documents and the ability to identify and locate such documents.
  • Knowledge of print and electronic foreign and international legal resources.
  • Skill utilizing technologies and electronic communication including Microsoft Office; Lexis Advance; Westlaw; Hein Online; web-based research; and online catalog and circulation ILS modules.
  • Skill planning and teaching classes on legal research or law-related topics.
  • Skill developing and creating legal research guides.
  • Ability to work independently and function in a collegial, team-oriented environment, which emphasizes customer service and delivery of exemplary library services.
  • Ability to work with diverse library users of varying levels of skill and understanding.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

Apply online only. Please see complete job posting and application instructions at the Cook County Bureau of 
Human Resources: cookcountyil.taleo.net/careersection/100/...

Closing Date:  Oct 10, 2017, 11:59 p.m.

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Head Archivist, U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI

Open & closing dates:10/03/2017 to 10/10/2017

Salary: $79,488 to $103,337 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 12

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent

Responsibilities

The successful selectee will perform the following duties:

  • Develop recommendations regarding the retention of records based on their informational values.
  • Develop digital finding aids, descriptive, administrative, technical, and preservation metadata for archival records.
  • Develop policies pertaining to archival operation to support operations.
  • Update, design, and create content for a historical collection webpage and provide technical support for the website.

Full Job Description here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/480102800

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Project Archivist, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Harvard Library is currently seeking candidates for the position of Project Archivist.  

 

Reporting to the Head of the Manuscript Section, the Project Archivist joins the library's archives processing program, and works as part of a team of archivists responsible for arranging and describing at a baseline level the archives, manuscripts, prints, and other materials collected by the Houghton Library. The Project Archivist will develop and execute a plan for gaining basic physical and intellectual control of all dance related material within the Harvard Theatre Collection. The Project Archivist will process more fully the collections of Edwin Binney and George Chaffee. The Project Archivist collaborates in a collegial fashion with other members of the Manuscript Section, the Department of Technical Services, and other departments to assist in the timely and effective description of Houghton Library materials.

 

Please find the complete position description attached.

 

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

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

 

After selecting Administrative/Staff Jobs (either internal or external), click 'search openings' and then enter either '43835BR' (Project Archivist) in the Auto Req ID Field.  

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Assistant Professor, SJSU School of Information, San José State University, San José, CA

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

 

Applicants should have: 

  • Experience in teaching 100% online courses in:
    • Challenges and critical success factors of information service development.
    • Strategic long term management and daily challenges involved in leading and supporting physical and digital library initiatives.
    • Effective mediation between the users of information and the resources and information systems in specific organizational contexts.
    • Best practices in library and information service strategic planning.
    • Performance measures that contribute to the effective development of library and information services.
       
  • Research interests in at least one of the following:
    • Advocacy and advocacy metrics in the information professions.
    • Decision making in the information professions.
    • Management of globally distributed teams of information professionals who work in globally distributed online environments -both profit and nonprofit.

 

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

 

Applications close on February 14th, 2018. 

 

Download/Read full job description and how to apply.

 

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

 

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

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Research Librarians, Government and Finance Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks two Research Librarians for the Research & Library Services Section of the Government & Finance Division. The section broadly supports the work of Congress in issue areas including congressional administration and process; elections; executive branch management, organization, and oversight; federalism and emergency management; government budgeting and appropriations; insurance and banking; judicial branch operations; and taxation.

This Research Librarian position will provide research and library services to CRS policy analysts and congressional clients, focusing on the areas of government and finance generally and in particular congressional administration and process; elections; and executive branch management, organization, and oversight.

Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background working in a library, information center, or research organization are encouraged to apply. Previous experience with public speaking in an instructional capacity is desired.

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. 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 well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

 

CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online at http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo.

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Collection Development Librarian, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

California State University, Long Beach is seeking a tenure-track Senior Assistant Librarian for Collection Development for our University Library. The Library serves a diverse campus of 37,000 students and we are seeking applicants who enthusiastically support the University's strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students. 
The Collection Development Librarian will:
  • Provide leadership in developing and sustaining collection development activities.
  • Assume chief responsibility for license and price negotiation, vendor relations, collection analysis and assessment, collection budget management, and consortial relations within the CSU.
  • Collaborate closely with all departments on collection issues.
  • Support the librarians on selection, acquisition, licensing, discovery, and marketing of collections, databases, and information tools and resources that enhance the curricular, research and mission of Long Beach State programs, and departments.
  • Utilize metrics and other evaluation criteria to support data-driven collection development decisions and to implement practices and tools to increase the efficiency of collection management.
  • Compile and analyze collection usage data from a variety of sources to inform decisions and comply with Library, campus, CSU, and national statistical reporting requirements.
  • Evaluate faculty and student requests to determine suitability for the collection, considering the collection development policy, date of published information, and product availability from library vendors.
  • Responds to suggestions and requests in a timely manner.
  • Provide in-person and online reference services at a service-oriented and all-purpose research and information services desk approximately 6 hours per week, including evenings and weekends.
  • Provide library instruction services to a department (or departments) to be specified upon hiring that complements the candidate's subject background and experience.
  • Provide consultation services with faculty, staff, and students to a department (or departments) to be specified upon hiring that complements the candidate's subject background and experience.
  • Serve as the Library's subject specialist to a department (or departments) to be specified upon hiring that complements the candidate's subject background and experience, which includes evaluating, selecting, and reviewing information resources in relation to curricular and collection needs.
  • Work closely with library faculty, staff, and other members of the University community as appropriate.
  • Engage in library and university governance and scholarship including research, scholarly and creative activities required for tenure and promotion.

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Reference Librarian, UMass Lowell, Lowell, MA

Weekend reference librarian at UMass Lowell. Primarily Sundays 12:30 to 8pm, but may also involve some Saturdays, 9-5.

Answer reference questions, supervised students, work on special projects.

Send resume and cover letter to:

Margaret_Manion@uml.edu

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Processing Specialist, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Dartmouth College Processing Specialist

 

Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College seeks a lively, creative and detail-oriented individual to fill the full-time, one-year term position of Processing Specialist. The primary focus of the position will be the processing of a literary manuscript collection and Rauner's Realia collection (historic objects), though this position may also assist in the processing of other high-priority archival or manuscript collections. Like all staff at Rauner this position will include 2-4 hours per week of reference desk time.

 

Reporting to the Assistant Archivist for Acquisitions, the successful candidate will process manuscript and realia materials to appropriate levels according to established procedures.

Key responsibilities include: performing background research to identify biographical and/ or historical information of relevance to the collections, photographing realia materials and uploading photos and metadata to a Shared Shelf site, housing materials in appropriate containers and making recommendations regarding deaccessioning materials from applicable collections.

 

Additionally, the Processing Specialist will work closely with the Manuscripts Supervisor to establish both physical and intellectual control of materials, identify preservation issues, and prepare intellectual description of materials.

 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree, or the equivalent
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience with or ability to learn databases
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work discretely with confidential materials
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Minimum one year of experience handing and processing archival records or manuscript collections preferred.
  • Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse community

To apply please visit: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/43437

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Life Sciences Librarian, Alkermes, Inc., Waltham, MA

Company Overview


Alkermes plc is a fully integrated, global biopharmaceutical company developing innovative medicines for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) diseases. The company has a diversified commercial product portfolio and a substantial clinical pipeline of product candidates for chronic diseases that include schizophrenia, depression, addiction and multiple sclerosis. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Alkermes plc has an R&D center in Waltham, Massachusetts; a research and manufacturing facility in Athlone, Ireland; and a manufacturing facility in Wilmington, Ohio. For more information, please visit Alkermes' website at www.alkermes.com.



Position Description: 

Alkermes seeks an innovative and service oriented professional to join the Medical Affairs department as a Life Sciences Librarian for Knowledge Management Services/Scientific Affairs. As a Life Sciences Librarian in the Knowledge Management Services/ Scientific Affairs group, the individual will play a key role in supporting Alkermes Global R & D organization with respect to peer reviewed publication requests, information and database searches and provide citation management services to support clinical development programs, product pipeline and marketed products.

The successful candidate will maintain strong awareness of organizational needs, be willing to proactively and assertively assist staff members in providing, archiving and disseminating information in a timely fashion.

The candidate should have Bachelor's degree in biology, psychology or other life sciences field with an MS degree in Library Sciences & with strong people & computer related skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain publication library to support early & late stage product pipeline
  • Monitor therapeutic data bases in the CNS arena
  • Support Regional & Internal Medical Affairs Staff
  • Provide literature references to support internal/external presentations
  • Assist in preparing documents & linking references for internal CCC review
  • Maintain reference library for Alkermes growing pipeline & products
  • Provide support for archiving abstracts, presentations and information related to key opinion leaders in the area of CNS.
  • Assist in preparing information for various education venues
  • Support customized literature searches on request
  • Support document delivery services
  • Support citation management services for the R&D organization as needed



Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in life sciences & Masters in Library Sciences
  • 3-5 years Life Sciences Librarian experience
  • Pharma experience preferred
  • Experience with literature search engines e.g. PubMed
  • Proficient computer skills, i.e. Excel , PowerPoint and other basic programs.
  • Experience with creating metrics and analytical tools.
  • Ease with acquiring new technological skills & working in fast pace environment
  • Effective communication skills both oral and written
  • Ability to manage time and multiple projects
  • Creative, flexible and positive attitude


Alkermes, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, creed, color, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, disability, genetic information, veteran status, military status, application for military service or any other class protected by state or federal law.

please apply online at www.alkermes.com

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Substitute Law Librarians, AccuFile, Inc., Boston, MA

TBD - based upon education and related experience.

AccuFile, Inc., seeks individuals to work as on-call, substitute law librarians in the Boston area.

Work assignments may include mornings, afternoons, or evenings (until 5pm). May entail same day notification or vacation coverages.

This is a great opportunity for library professionals to supplement their income! 

Interested candidates should email cover letter and resume to Karen Gatteny at jobs@accufile.com

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Senior Library Assistant, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

 Position Title:            Senior Library Assistant/Part Time

 

Department:              Library                                                            Location: 330 Homer Street

 

Salary Range:            $17.22/hour; Sunday time and a half  

Grade: Non-Union

 

Department Head:    Philip E. McNulty, Director

 

Posting:                      External

 

Closing Date:             Open until filled

 

The Newton Free Library serves a dynamic, library-loving community making us one of the most active libraries in the state in terms of visits, borrowing, program offerings and items added annually to our collections. We are seeking a highly motivated, energetic, and customer service oriented person to join our collaborative team in our Public Services Department.

 

This is an opportunity for an individual with a positive attitude who enjoys interacting with the public and thrives in an ever-changing, fast-paced environment. Assist patrons in person at our busy circulation desk and over the phone. Perform a variety of office tasks and circulation duties as assigned, including checking material in and out, answering phones, processing items on-hold for patrons, unpacking and organizing delivers from our library network and answering basic information questions.  Candidates must possess excellent customer service skills, strong attention to detail and sound judgement in prioritizing tasks.

 

Hours: 5 hours during the week and every other Saturday 9-5pm and Sunday 1-5pm (Sept-June, the library is closed Sundays in July and August)

 

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. Must be capable of lifting 40 pounds.

Individuals interested in the above position should submit a completed application, resume and cover letter addressed to Philip McNulty, Library Director, using the City of Newton's online application process at https://cityofnewton.hyrell.com.

 

The City of Newton is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Assistant Director, J. V. Fletcher Library, Westford, MA

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - Innovative, customer-oriented professional for busy progressive public library in a supportive community.

Qualifications - ALA-accredited MLS degree; minimum 6 - 10 years of increasing management-level library experience. Engaged and energetic customer service manner; proficiency in ILS, personnel, office software, collection development, public relations, planning, and management team responsibility.

Duties - 37.5 HPW; evening meeting attendance, plus Saturday and Sunday rotations: Saturdays (one in four), some Sundays (January - April only); benefited.

Salary - Entry pay depending on experience. Range:  $64,500 - $86,000. AA/EEO.

Available - until filled. 

Send  -- Cover Letter, writing and spreadsheet sample, resume and two references to:

 

                                    Ellen Rainville, Director

                                    J. V. Fletcher Library

                                    50 Main St.

                                    Westford MA 01886-2599

                                    erainville@westfordma.gov

                                    978-399-2312

                                    www.westfordlibrary.org

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Faculty, Multimedia & Instruction Librarian, Curry College, Milton, MA

Part-time Faculty, Multimedia & Instruction Librarian

Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution located on a wooded 131-acre campus in Milton, MA just seven miles from downtown Boston. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Curry College offers 24 undergraduate majors, over 60 minors and concentrations, as well as four graduate programs. 

Curry College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in every aspect of its operations. The College values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from a variety of backgrounds.


Levin Library at Curry College seeks a skilled, experienced, and innovative librarian for a part-time appointment at the Associate Lecturer level beginning in spring 2018, to collaborate in the areas of information literacy instruction and multimedia creation for flexible content delivery and student access to learning.

 

Essential Responsibilities include:

  • Participation in library information literacy instruction team in both classroom and virtual environments;
  • Supporting students with information literacy instruction through the production of digital tutorials and learning objects for online/hybrid/multisite courses using Panopto, Zoom, and/or similar content creation tools;
  • Provide reference services and outreach;
  • Serve as librarian liaison to specified departments as assigned.

 

Requirements:

  • A Master's in Library & Information Science (MLIS).
  • Information literacy teaching experience.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative academic library environment.
  • Experience with learning management systems such as BlackBoard. 
  • Experience with media creation software such as Panopto a plus.
  • Ability to represent library and college in professional and community settings.

 

Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment background checks.

 

Please apply online at: http://www.curry.edu/about-curry/employment/job-opportunities.html for consideration. Interested applicants must submit curriculum vitae, cover letter including a description of your teaching philosophy, and a copy of your unofficial transcript (an official transcript will be required upon acceptance of an offer of employment) and a list of three professional references including complete contact information and professional titles. 

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Staff Librarian, Teen Services, G.A.R. Memorial Library, West Newbury, MA

VACANCY : Staff Librarian for Teen Services

G.A.R. Memorial Library, West Newbury

Job Description: The Teen Services Staff Librarian is responsible for planning, developing, promoting, and providing services to Teens (ages 12-18).

The G.A.R. Memorial Library seeks a creative, enthusiastic individual for the position of Staff Librarian for Teen Services. In addition to circulation, reference, and reader's advisory, other duties may include:

  • Creating an environment that attracts and invites Teens to use the space
  • Managing Teen collections: selecting, purchasing, weeding, different media and formats
  • Overseeing and facilitating the Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
  • Applying technologies to library programs (Examples: 3D pens, Chatzy)
  • Overseeing a pilot program training students to be pages
  • Working closely with Children's Librarian on collaborative programs and services for Tweens (ages 10-12)
  • Assisting with Library publicity (Example: Twitter)
  • Managing DVD collections
  • Performing any other tasks as requested

Schedule: 28 hours per week - afternoons, evenings, some Saturdays. Other hours as needed to fill in for vacations, etc.

Qualifications: College graduate. Experience working with Teens, accuracy, organization, sense of humor, ability to think outside the box, good team member, and service-orientation; computer literacy and knowledge of SirsiDynix ILS; dependability and flexibility with regard to hours. Must be able to kneel, bend, use step stools and carry heavy loads.

Salary: $19.00 to 20.40 per hour. Benefits (health insurance, vacation, retirement) (A/A EOE)

To apply: Priority consideration for applications received by 10/10/17, open until filled. Email resume and a compelling cover letter when you apply to:

Susan C. Babb, Director

G.A.R. Memorial Library

490 Main Street

West Newbury, MA 01985

Fax: 978-363-1105

Email: sbabb@westnewburylibrary.org 

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Assistant Library Director, New Britain Public Library, New Britain, CT

The New Britain Public Library seeks a dynamic, energetic and innovative individual to assist the Library Director in the administration of the library, performing administrative, supervisory, facility management and budgetary functions for service areas and operations.   

Required qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited institution; four (4) years progressively responsible administrative experience; supervisory experience, budget management expertise; building management, involvement in grant writing; creative approach to library planning, knowledge of library trends and technology, strong commitment to customer service, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to relate well to the public and library staff.

Competitive salary with benefits. 

Please send a cover letter and resume to Pat Rutkowski, Library Director, New Britain Public Library, 20 High Street, New Britain, CT  06051 or email prutkowski@nbpl.info  by October 31, 2017.

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

REFERENCE LIBRARIAN - ADULT SERVICES

TOWN OF WELLESLEY

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

 

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

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

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

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document or PDF to hr@wellesleyma.gov by October 16, 2017. AA/EOE

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Director of E-Resources and Serials Management, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

Commensurate with experience.

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

Position Focus: Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Technical Services, and as a member of the core leadership team of Yale University Library (YUL) Technical Services, the Director of Electronic Resources and Serials Management provides leadership and operations management for all processing and lifecycle management activities performed in YUL Technical Services for YUL electronic and serial resources. The Director works synergistically with the Director of Monographic Processing Services and the Director of Resource Discovery Services to advance the transformational realignment of YUL Technical Services with Library and University goals that began in the departmental reorganization that launched this year (https://yale.box.com/s/56lxdr0rmzai3ujam0vxiio6zglnht7w). 

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Master's degree from an American Library Association accredited library school or a graduate degree in a related subject and a minimum of 5 years of professional experience as a librarian in an academic or research library or similar institution.
  • Demonstrated strong functional leadership experience, technical services knowledge and the ability to use that knowledge to build a responsive, innovative technical services program and related services.
  • Demonstrated experience in creating a compelling service vision to meet known or anticipated needs, exhibiting flexibility and scalability in approach and motivating others to achieve desired results. Demonstrated experience in designing and coordinating transformational initiatives and bringing them to timely and successful implementation. Demonstrated experience in attracting, retaining, motivating and managing exceptional talent in an evolving work environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direction to others in an academic or research library or similar institution to drive results and deliver operational excellence.
  • Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing. Listens to others and effectively comprehends information. Outstanding interpersonal skills and demonstrated success in building and maintaining effective relationships, both internally and externally.
  • High degree of integrity, tact and ability to influence others while remaining diplomatic. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently with various groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing team environment.


Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Minimum of 8 years' experience in administrative leadership in an academic or research library or similar institution. Experience in managing electronic resource and serial acquisitions, cataloging, or knowledge base management operations in such an institution. Experience in the creative integration of automated and manual technical services processes. Knowledge of and experience with funds management. Experience managing a unionized workforce.

Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

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

Technical Services
Within the University Library, Technical Services departments pursue a course of continual change and innovation in building integrated, university-wide information access systems. These systems are designed to provide readers timely access to new materials in all formats as well as a high-quality bibliographic record of Yale's extraordinary library collections, which have developed over the last three centuries. 

Salary and Benefits
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://bit.ly/2vPgcZS. 

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

http://bit.ly/2vPgcZS

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Director of Resource Discovery Services, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

Wage/Salary: Commensurate with experience.

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

Position Focus: Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Technical Services, and as a member of the core leadership team of Yale University Library (YUL) Technical Services, the Director of Resource Discovery Services provides leadership and operations management for achieving a comprehensive, cross-collection, service-centered approach to enabling and enhancing discovery of YUL resources. The Director works synergistically with the Director of Monographic Processing Services and the Director of Electronic Resources and Serials Management to advance the transformational realignment of YUL Technical Services with Library and University goals that began in the departmental reorganization that launched this year (https://yale.box.com/s/56lxdr0rmzai3ujam0vxiio6zglnht7w). 

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Master's degree from an American Library Association accredited library school or a graduate degree in a related subject and a minimum of 5 years of professional experience as a librarian in an academic or research library or similar institution.
  • Demonstrated strong functional leadership experience, technical services knowledge and the ability to use that knowledge to build a responsive, innovative technical services program and related services.
  • Demonstrated experience in creating a compelling service vision to meet known or anticipated needs, exhibiting flexibility and scalability in approach and motivating others to achieve desired results. Demonstrated experience in designing and coordinating transformational initiatives and bringing them to timely and successful implementation. Demonstrated experience in attracting, retaining, motivating and managing exceptional talent in an evolving work environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direction to others in an academic or research library or similar institution to drive results and deliver operational excellence.
  • Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing. Listens to others and effectively comprehends information. Outstanding interpersonal skills and demonstrated success in building and maintaining effective relationships, both internally and externally.
  • High degree of integrity, tact and ability to influence others while remaining diplomatic. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently with various groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing team environment.


Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Minimum of 8 years' experience in administrative leadership in an academic or research library or similar institution. Experience in metadata policy formation, metadata strategy and best practice definition, and the implementation of metadata creation, transformation, remediation, and maintenance processes in such an institution. Experience in the creative integration of automated and manual technical services processes. Knowledge of and experience with funds management. Experience managing a unionized workforce.

Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

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

Technical Services
Within the University Library, Technical Services departments pursue a course of continual change and innovation in building integrated, university-wide information access systems. These systems are designed to provide readers timely access to new materials in all formats as well as a high-quality bibliographic record of Yale's extraordinary library collections, which have developed over the last three centuries. 

Salary and Benefits
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Application Instructions: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://bit.ly/2wkAARN

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

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Director of Monographic Processing Services, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

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

Position Focus: Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Technical Services, and as a member of the core leadership team of Yale University Library (YUL) Technical Services, the Director of Monographic Processing Services provides leadership and operations management for the full spectrum of the technical services processing performed in YUL Technical Services for YUL monographic library resources in all formats. The Director works synergistically with the Director of Electronic Resources and Serials Management and the Director of Resource Discovery Services to advance the transformational realignment of YUL Technical Services with Library and University goals that began in the departmental reorganization that launched this year (https://yale.box.com/s/56lxdr0rmzai3ujam0vxiio6zglnht7w). 

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Master's degree from an American Library Association accredited library school or a graduate degree in a related subject and a minimum of 5 years of professional experience as a librarian in an academic or research library or similar institution.
  • Demonstrated strong functional leadership experience, technical services knowledge and the ability to use that knowledge to build a responsive, innovative technical services program and related services.
  • Demonstrated experience in creating a compelling service vision to meet known or anticipated needs, exhibiting flexibility and scalability in approach and motivating others to achieve desired results. Demonstrated experience in designing and coordinating transformational initiatives and bringing them to timely and successful implementation. Demonstrated experience in attracting, retaining, motivating and managing exceptional talent in an evolving work environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direction to others in an academic or research library or similar institution to drive results and deliver operational excellence.
  • Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing. Listens to others and effectively comprehends information. Outstanding interpersonal skills and demonstrated success in building and maintaining effective relationships, both internally and externally.
  • High degree of integrity, tact and ability to influence others while remaining diplomatic. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently with various groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing team environment.


Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Minimum of 8 years' experience in administrative leadership in an academic or research library or similar institution. Experience in managing acquisitions and cataloging operations in such an institution. Experience in the creative integration of automated and manual technical services processes. Knowledge of and experience with funds management. Experience managing a unionized workforce.

Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

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

Technical Services
Within the University Library, Technical Services departments pursue a course of continual change and innovation in building integrated, university-wide information access systems. These systems are designed to provide readers timely access to new materials in all formats as well as a high-quality bibliographic record of Yale's extraordinary library collections, which have developed over the last three centuries. 

Salary and Benefits
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

 
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://bit.ly/2wVuvgI

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

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Preservation Specialist, Northeast Document Conservation Center, Andover, MA

Position Summary:
The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) is seeking a Preservation Specialist to support its consulting and outreach programs. 

This full-time position will be primarily dedicated to conducting preservation needs assessments and writing comprehensive assessment reports; responding to preservation inquiries; assisting with ongoing projects related to audiovisual and digital preservation; presenting introductory webinars; and representing NEDCC at local and regional professional meetings and conferences. 

Preservation Specialists are the public face of NEDCC. As a highly collaborative department, all team members contribute to the development of new goals and projects. Our most important characteristics are a passion for collections and an interest in helping others see and understand the value of preservation. We are excellent communicators in person and in writing, are able to step back and see a bigger picture, and are interested in finding creative but practical solutions to difficult problems. 

Qualifications:
Minimum qualifications for the Preservation Specialist position are:

  • a Master's in Library and Information Science, Museum Studies, or similar; with coursework on relevant topics, including, but not limited to preservation, collections management, emergency preparedness and risk assessment, archives administration, appraisal, and/or digital preservation; 
  • solid understanding of general preservation best practices (disaster planning, identification, care and handling of materials, reformatting and digitization, etc.);
  • strong analytical, observation, and communication skills;
  • experience or comfort with public speaking;
  • demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and backgrounds;
  • flexibility to work both independently and as part of a team; and
  • ability and willingness to travel regionally and nationally.


In addition to the above, the following qualifications are desirable but are not required for consideration:

  • at least 1 year of experience working with collections-holding institutions;
  • experience in audiovisual and/or digital preservation;
  • experience with online instruction and in-person instruction;
  • consulting experience.

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

Salary and benefits are competitive. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. To apply, please send cover letter and resume in PDF to Ann Marie Willer, Director of Preservation Services, at amwiller@nedcc.org. 

www.nedcc.org 

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Archive Engineer, Buddhist Digital Resource Center, Cambridge, MA

The Buddhist Digital Resource Center, Inc. is seeking an Archive Engineer to help maintain and improve the technological infrastructure of our digitization and archiving systems.

About BDRC

The Buddhist Digital Resource Center, Inc. (BDRC) applies the transformative power of technology to the digital preservation of Buddhist texts from around world. The organization has created a dynamic forward-thinking cutting edge digital library through an engaged program of digital preservation and online accessibility. Used on a daily basis by thousands of users around the world, this resource has transformed inquiry into the Buddhist textual heritage, while providing measurable, pragmatic results.

Founded as Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center (TBRC) in 1999 by the legendary scholar E. Gene Smith (1936-2010), the organization's impact was documented in a feature length documentary. In 2016, TBRC expanded its mission and changed its name to Buddhist Digital Resource Center. The new name represents the organization's expanded mission to preserve and make accessible Buddhist texts, not only in Tibetan language, but also in the many languages in which Buddhism has been expressed, including Sanskrit, Pali, Chinese, and others. By adding "digital", the name also more explicitly connects to the mission of the organization, which is to preserve and share Buddhist texts digitally through the union of technology and scholarship. BDRC is poised to expand its organizational expertise and capacity to a truly global audience. BDRC has a team of 10 permanent staff in Cambridge with an annual operating budget of approximately $1.5 million, and offices in New Delhi, Bangkok, now in Hangzhou. BDRC's head office is located in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA.

Opportunity

The Archive Engineer (AE) will be tasked with developing automation for the processing, delivery, and publishing of digital assets along with maintaining existing software and systems associated with our digitization process. The AE will be primarily working on our Harvard DRS deposit project which involves uploading millions of digital assets to the Harvard Library for long-term storage and preservation of our digital archive. The AE will also assist the Archive Manager in the day-to-day operations of the digitization process, along with the maintenance and troubleshooting of BDRC's software, servers, and workstations. This is a great opportunity for a technical person to contribute to the exciting process of bringing sacred texts online.

Responsibilities

  • Create and maintain scripts to interface with the Harvard DRS deposit system and the ensure efficiency and integrity of uploaded material to Harvard's Digital Library 
  • Maintain and troubleshoot Unix scripts involved in the digitization process both in Cambridge and remote locations
  • Create scripts and automation for auditing and normalization of assets in our digital archive
  • Maintain Core Text Collection (CTC) subscriber access
  • Create CTC hard drives and any other physical media needed for subscribers and donors
  • Assist with processing and uploading of digital assets as needed


Requirements

  • Familiarity with Unix and Mac systems
  • Scripting knowledge - bash and Python
  • Familiarity with NAS, routers, switches
  • Knowledge of AWS is preferred, but not required
  • Knowledge of digital imaging a plus
  • Background in Network Administration essential
  • Background in Computer Science preferred

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter and C.V. to Travis DeTour. This is a part-time position with potential to become full-time. The position is based in our Cambridge location (no remote option).

https://www.tbrc.org/#!footer/news/archiveengineer

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Project Manager/Business Analyst, Technology Planning, Integration and Experience, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries seek an enterprising project manager and business analyst to help shape the Libraries' technology infrastructure through client engagement, project management and delivery, and portfolio management. Reporting to the Head of TPIE, the Project Manager/Business Analyst leads planning and execution for Libraries projects ranging from digitization to web interface development to digital preservation. As a member of TPIE's project management team, the Project Manager will employ a variety of project management methodologies, working with cross-functional teams of librarians, archivists, engineers, developers, and UX/UI specialists to deliver transformative technology services that meet and anticipate the scholarly needs of the MIT community. TPIE is one of two departments that comprise the Digital Library Services directorate. DLS provides technology strategy and planning, software development, user engagement, and web services in support of the Libraries' mission to advance knowledge by providing a foundation for the generation, dissemination, use, and preservation of scholarly information, so that it can be brought to bear on the world's great challenges, and in the cause of social justice

Responsibilities of the Project Manager/Business Analyst include:

  • Project planning, through scope and work plan development, budgeting, scheduling, requirements gathering, and establishment of success criteria;
  • Project delivery, including day-to-day project and change management, project team coaching and coordination, monitoring and review of dependencies, issues and risks, and coordination of close-ofproject knowledge and process transfer;
  • Business analysis, engaging with stakeholders and other campus service providers to evaluate and improve the Libraries' technology processes, systems, and services;
  • Project communication, including establishment of communication plans and structures, ensuring that stakeholders, team members, business owners, and Libraries leadership are informed and engaged throughout all phases of the project lifecycle; and
  • Portfolio management, supporting organizational decision-making through identification of potential process improvements, and delivery of transparent and concise information about the Libraries' full technology portfolio.

QUALIFICATIONS include a bachelor's degree in management, business, statistics, or related field, a minimum of three years professional experience in a project manager / business analyst capacity (or blended role), including all aspects of project development and execution, and some combination of:

  • Knowledge of both Agile/Scrum and traditional project management principles and practices or tools, and demonstrated ability to align project management approaches with individual project needs.
  • Demonstrated success managing cross-functional multi-stakeholder projects through completion and handoff.
  • Demonstrated success building and maintaining healthy, long-term, multi-project relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, including influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Direct experience working with software developers and third-party technology service providers, and direct experience with technical implementation, configuration, and customization projects.
  • Familiarity with project portfolio management methods, e.g. project intake, prioritization, resource demand planning, communication. Project Manager/Business Analyst Technology Planning, Integration and Experience (TPIE)
  • Demonstrated critical thinking, problem solving skills, and adeptness at conducting research into project- related issues and products. 

Preferred:

  • Advanced degree in management, business, statistics, or related field.
  • PMP certification. PMI-ACP, CSM, or equivalent
  • Experience with data analytics / statistical analysis methods.
  • Experience in higher education.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: $80,000 is minimum salary. Actual salary will depend on qualifications and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance, and fully subsidized MBTA passes for local bus and subway service. Flexible work arrangements, including flextime and telecommuting, are considered for positions that meet established criteria. The MIT Libraries is a collegial and supportive working environment and fosters professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu/. Applications must include cover letter and resume. Priority will be given to applications received by October 23, 2017; position open until filled. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly welcomes applications from qualified women and minority candidates. 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. 

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

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Volunteers, America's Test Kitchen, Boston, MA

America's Test Kitchen is seeking five volunteers from the Simmons MLIS program to help move our collection of over 4,500 cookbooks and magazines from our current home in Brookline to our new home in the Seaport. We are looking for students who can work from 10 am to 3 pm on Thursday, October 5th and/or Wednesday, October 11th.*

 

On October 5th, each volunteer will be assigned a section of the library to inventory, pack, and label. On October 11th, they will be asked to unpack, shelve, and inventory that same section. Volunteers must be able to lift 30 lbs. This job may require bending, kneeling, stretching, climbing stools, and carrying books down a spiral staircase. Preference will be given to candidates who can commit to both days, although students with partial availability are encouraged to apply.

 

Volunteers will be paid $11/hour, and lunch will be provided.

 

Interested candidates should email India Pasiuk at library.intern@americastestkitchen.com with their unofficial Simmons Transcript.

 

*These dates are contingent on the new office space receiving a certificate of occupancy, and may be subject to change.

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College Aide, New York City Department of Sanitation, New York City, NY

There is a part-time records management opportunity for current students. Attached is a description, and students can apply here (click link for "College Aide - 303384").

Salary: $ 11.50 - $ 15.90 (Hourly)

Work Location: 125 Worth Street, New York

Hours/Shift: Part time (Hours/Shift is flexible to meet the Student's College Schedule)

Job Description: Under direct supervision, the college aide will provide administrative support to DSNY's Records Management Officer in her work to develop the agency's records management program. Responsibilities may include:

  • Conducting surveys or inventories of paper or digital records in a variety of departments and storage locations throughout the agency
  • Researching and drafting updates to records retention and disposition schedules
  • Drafting content for agency knowledge base
  • Submitting DSNY publications to City Hall Library on an ongoing basis
  • Gathering data for records transfer, disposal, and archiving request for the Department of Records & Information Services
  • Testing and evaluating new ECM platform, including importing data or data entry
  • Assisting with management of new database for records inventories

Qualification Requirements:

For Assignment Level I:
Matriculation at an accredited college or graduate school. Employment is conditioned upon continuance as a student in a college or graduate school.

SPECIAL NOTE

Maximum tenure for all Assignment Levels in the title of College Aide is 6 years. No student shall be employed more than half-time in any week in which classes in which the student is enrolled are in session. Students may be employed full-time during their vacation periods.

Preferred Skills:

  • Currently enrolled in a graduate program in library science, archival management, or a related field.
  • Strong computer skills; must be comfortable using Word and Excel.
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Candidates with experience or knowledge of cataloguing, surveying records, or working with materials with metadata are strongly encouraged to apply.

TO APPLY, PLEASE SUBMIT RESUME WITH COVER LETTER TO:
Must apply via www.nyc.gov/careers or city employees apply via Employee Services.

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Multiple Openings, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Harvard Library and Harvard College Library are currently seeking candidates for the positions of Metadata Creation Manager and Head, Rare Book Section.

Metadata Creation Manager / Harvard Library

Under the supervision of the Head of Metadata Creation (MC) and as a member of the MC managers team, the incumbent facilitates timely access to Harvard Library collections by ensuring the creation and maintenance of discovery metadata for library content in multiple languages and formats.

 

Head, Rare Book Section / Harvard College Library

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

 

Please find the complete position descriptions attached.

 

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

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

 

After selecting Administrative/Staff Jobs (either internal or external), click 'search openings' and then enter either '43781BR' (Metadata Creation Manager) or '42894BR' ( Head, Rare Book Section) in the Auto Req ID Field.

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Library Clerk, Youth Services, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

Cambridge Public Library

Library Clerk/Youth Services Department

Main Library

Position #L422-719 

18 hours per week. Initial hours are: Mondays, 1:00pm-7:00pm with a 30 minute lunch, Wednesdays, 2:00pm-7:00pm, and Fridays, 8:30am-5:00pm with an hour for lunch. Every third week the position works Saturday 8:30am-5pm instead of Friday that week. Hours are assigned and subject to change in order to meet the needs of the department and the Library. 

Using basic library techniques and skills under the general supervision of the professional staff, shelves and organizes materials, performs circulation, reader's advisory and other duties relating to the provision of library service to children, teens, caregivers, and teachers.

QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or high school equivalency required. A bachelor's degree or coursework beyond high school is desirable. Requires working knowledge of basic public library concepts and resources, competency to follow oral and written instructions accurately and thoroughly, competency to operate a computer terminal, adaptability and dependability to work well in a team situation, flexibility to fill in during scheduling emergencies and vacation periods, ability to recognize situations that require referral to the full time staff, an interest in and enthusiasm for working with the public, tact, patience, maturity, friendliness.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Physically able to operate technical equipment such as computers, scanners, printers, and mobile devices. Ability to sit and use computer workstation, including keyboard and visual display terminal, for extended periods of time. Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor and up ramp, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books or computers and computer equipment. Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work. Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural or compositional characteristics (whether similar or divergent from obvious standards) of data or things. Time management ability to set priorities in order to meet assignment deadlines. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities which permits the employee to communicate effectively. Sufficient vision or other powers of observation which permits the employee to read books and patron requests. Sufficient manual dexterity which permits the employee to type and record library files. Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permits the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to person essential functions.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:    

  • Works in assigned area, including office areas, training rooms, library locations, as necessary
  • Typical exposure to noise, stress and interruptions in a lively, urban public library
  • Attends and participates in continuing educational programs designed to keep abreast of changes in profession

 

DUTIES:       

  • Maintains orderliness and neatness in the department; shelves materials and reads shelves as necessary
  • Assists borrowers in locating books and materials, referring them if necessary to the full time staff members
  • Performs functions related to circulation control, including issuing new library cards, placing holds, check-ins, checkouts, inquiries, renewal and data entry

                                   

Special Tasks (May be assigned one or more of the following):

  • Operating various equipment in the presentation of library programs
  • Assisting in the planning and implementation of programs for adults and children
  • Any other duties required by the Manager of Youth Services for the good of the department and the library

 

RATE: $18.82 per hour to $22.42 per hour in five steps

 

DEADLINE: October 16, 2017

  

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest on the closing date via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312.

 

THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOUARGE TO APPLY.

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Event Volunteers, Brookline Public Library, Brookline, MA

**Brookline Public Library Looking for Event Volunteers**
 

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

 

WHEN: Thursday, October 26th from 2-5pm.

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

 

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

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Library Clerks, Marlborough Public Library, Marlborough, MA

The Marlborough Public Library has an opening for two (2) part-time Library Clerks. These positions will staff both the adult and children's circulation desks as needed. 

 

The library clerks performs a variety of tasks, including checking library materials in and out using C/W MARS Evergreen software; assists patrons in the use of the library's online catalog, searching the Internet, and using other electronic and print resources; re-shelves materials; assists with programming activities. 

 

Must be able to work well with library patrons and display a positive and effective customer service attitude. Performs other related library duties as required. Must be able to lift and shelve heavy books.

19.5 hours per week, including some evening and weekend hours

 

Priority given to applications received before October 10th, open until filled.

 

Please forward cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources Director

City of Marlborough

140 Main Street

Marlborough, MA  01752

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Ushers, Cambridge Public Library Foundation, Cambridge, MA

USHERS NEEDED!

The Cambridge Public Library Foundation is producing their annual event, Dream Big

On Tuesday October 3rd, 2017

We are looking for ushers who can work from 5pm-9pm or 5:30pm-9:30pm for $25/hour.

Please email lina@cplfound.org to apply

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Deputy Director, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT

Helen Day Art Center is hiring a full time, salaried Deputy Director. We are one of the region's primary contemporary art exhibition and education resources, offering a range of dynamic programming that asserts the value of art and engages approximately 75,000 people each year as visitors, students, volunteers, creators, and patrons. We seek a proven leader who values innovation and passion of the organization to join our collaborative work environment. Salary package commensurate with experience.

The Deputy Director will assume a senior leadership role in the advancement of the organization. This position reports to the ED, and provides leadership and direction to the staff. The primary responsibility of the Deputy Director is to support the Executive Director (ED) in fulfilling the strategic plan and mission of the organization.

Full details can be found here - https://www.helenday.com/about/careers.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: Salary package commensurate with experience

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Para-Professional Catalogers, Backstage Library Works, Boston, MA

Long-Term Temporary Employment Opportunity

Boston, MA

Immediate openings

Para-Professional Catalogers

Full-time positions available in Boston, MA

Fully benefitted after 2 months, with paid time off accrual and 8 paid holidays per calendar year

Job Description

The expected duration of this project is approximately 8 months (November-June), working 5 days (37.5 hours) per week. The Catalogers will be working on-site at the State Library of Massachusetts in Boston, performing original and copy cataloging. Materials include maps, plans, and monograph print publications.

The Catalogers will provide editing of copy records, including addition of in-house classification, LC subject headings, and missing RDA fields, and work with materials for which there is no copy available to create new original records. Catalogers will also create local authority records for state agencies which do not yet have existing records.

Responsibilities

  • Perform original & copy cataloging using RDA standard in MARC format
  • Export records from OCLC Connexion and create item-level records in the library's Evergreen ILS
  • Attach barcodes and spine labels to each item processed
  • Assign classification using the library's unique classification system
  • Create name authority cards for agencies with no locally established authority record
  • Meet daily production levels and standards
  • Use stairs to transport materials between shelving and individual work stations
  • Make informed decisions within given specifications with little supervision

Requirements

  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree or considerable professional cataloguing experience
  • Attentiveness to detail and quality
  • Work in a deadline-oriented, production environment
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently & productively
  • Learn new skills quickly and thoroughly
  • Basic familiarity with Windows & Microsoft Office suite
  • Familiarity with library standards, including RDA, MARC21, AACR2, and LCSH
  • Type speed minimum: 50+ wpm
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.
  • Must pass a general knowledge test
  • Must pass a background check and drug test prior to appointment
  • Experience with cataloging special formats, particularly maps, plans, and rare materials

Preferred additional skills

  • Experience with OCLC Connexion
  • Experience creating original bibliographic records
  • Experience with creating authority records

To apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to Laura Folaumahina (lfolauma@bslw.com) and Kate Clayborne (kclayborne@bslw.com). Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Backstage Library Works, based in the United States in Provo, Utah, and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, provides technical services to libraries, museums, and archives around the world.

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Call for Papers: Computational Archival Science

*Call for workshop papers: Computational Archival Science: digital records in the age of big data.*

*The workshop will be held on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 in Boston, MA, USA, in conjunction with the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE BigData 2017 <http://cci.drexel.edu/bigdata/bigdata2017/>.

See call for papers at: http://dcicblog.umd.edu/cas/ieee_big_data_2017_cas-workshop/

<http://dcicblog.umd.edu/cas/ieee_big_data_2017_cas-workshop/>*****

Submission Deadline: October 10, 2017 *****

The large-scale digitization of analog archives, the emerging diverse forms of digital records and systems, and new ways of engaging with archival material using technology, are resulting in disruptions to traditional archival theories and practices. Increasing quantities of "big archival data" present challenges for the practitioners and researchers who work with archival material, but also offer enhanced possibilities for use and scholarly exploration through the application of computational methods and tools. This workshop will explore this conjunction of emerging methods and technologies around digital records and big data with archival theory and practice, and will examine new forms of records generation and historical, social, scientific, and cultural research engagement with archival institutions.

We aim to identify and evaluate current trends, requirements, and potential in these areas, to examine the new questions that they can provoke, and to help determine possible research agendas for the evolution of computational archival science in the coming  years, as well as addressing the questions and concerns scholarship is raising about the interpretation of "big data" and the uses to which it is put.

Full papers, of up to 10 pages, should be submitted via the online submission system at https://wi-lab.com/cyberchair/2017/bigdata17/scripts/ws_submit.php

<https://wi-lab.com/cyberchair/2017/bigdata17/scripts/ws_submit.php>.

We also encourage submission of short papers (up to 6 pages) reporting work in progress. The submission deadline is October 10, 2017. All papers accepted will be included in the proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press.The workshop builds on a number of recent developments in Computational Archival Science (see: http://dcicblog.umd.edu/cas/ <http://dcicblog.umd.edu/cas/>), and in particular on the 1st Computational Archival Science workshop at IEEE Big Data 2016 (see: http://dcicblog.umd.edu/cas/ieee_big_data_2016_cas-workshop/ <http://dcicblog.umd.edu/cas/ieee_big_data_2016_cas-workshop/>), which attracted a range of professionals and researchers, both from the DC area and internationally. For more information, see the full workshop Call for Papers at http://dcicblog.umd.edu/cas/ieee_big_data_2017_cas-workshop/

<http://dcicblog.umd.edu/cas/ieee_big_data_2017_cas-workshop/>*

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Call for Papers: Final CfP Special issue on Reproducibility in Information Retrieval

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

Special issue on Reproducibility in Information Retrieval
Extended Submission Deadline: October 6, 2017

ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality (ACM JDIQ)
http://jdiq.acm.org/


** Guest editors **

Nicola Ferro, University of Padua, Italy, ferro@dei.unipd.it
Norbert Fuhr, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, norbert.fuhr@uni-due.de
Andreas Rauber, Technical University of Vienna, Austria, rauber@ifs.tuwien.ac.at


** Aim **

Information Retrieval is a discipline that has been strongly rooted in experimentation since its inception. Experimental evaluation has always been a strong driver for IR research and innovation, and these activities have been shaped by large scale evaluation campaigns such as TREC, CLEF, NTCIR and FIRE.

IR systems are getting more and more complex. They need to cross language and media barriers; they span from unstructured, to semi-structured to highly structured data; and they are faced with diverse and complex user information needs, search tasks, and societal challenges. As a consequence, evaluation and experimentation, which has remained a fundamental element, has in turn become increasingly sophisticated and challenging.

In this context, repeatability, reproducibility, and generalizability of experiments and results cannot be taken for granted. Indeed we need to emphasize these aspects as  key requirements, if we wish to continue to reliably and durably advance research and technology in the field. In turn, we need to actively pursue them as a core part of our experimental methodology and practice.

In this special issue of JDIQ, we aspire to provide an overview of innovative research at the intersection of information retrieval and data quality, from theory to practice, with a focus on challenges, solutions, and experiences in reproducibility of IR experimental results.


** Topics **

Specific topics within the scope of the call include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Analysis of reproducibility challenges in system-oriented evaluation.
  • Analysis of reproducibility challenges in user-oriented evaluation.
  • General reproducibility frameworks for IR.
  • Lessons learned in reproducing third-party experiments.
  • Reproducibility of query results.
  • Reproducibility challenges on private or proprietary data.
  • Reproducibility challenges on ephemeral data, like streaming data, tweets, etc.
  • Reproducibility challenges on online experiments, e.g., A/B testing.
  • Reproducibility in evaluation campaigns.
  • Evaluation infrastructures and Evaluation as a Service (EaaS).
  • Experiment data management, data curation, and data quality.
  • Data models, semantic or not, for IR experimental data.
  • Reproducible experimental workflows: tools and experiences.
  • Quality of IR experimental data.
  • Data Citation: citing experimental data, dynamic data sets, samples, and statistical analyses.


** Expected contributions **
We welcome the following two types of contributions:

  • Research manuscripts reporting mature results [25+ pages].
  • Experience papers that report on lessons learned from addressing specific issues towards improved quality and reproducibility of experimental results [12+ pages plus an optional appendix].


If this is an extension of prior published work, then submitted manuscripts must contain at least 30% new material, and the significant new contributions must be clearly identified in the introduction.

Submission guidelines with Latex (preferred) or Word templates are available here: http://jdiq.acm.org/authors.cfm#subm


** Important dates **

- Initial submission:                   Friday October 6, 2017
- First review:                                 Thursday December 7, 2017
- Revised manuscripts:                  Friday March 9, 2018
- Second review:                        Friday May 11, 2018
- Camera-ready manuscripts:     Friday July 13, 2018
- Publication:                          Late October 2018

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ACM CHIIR 2018, New Brunswick, NJ

ACM CHIIR 2018 Call for Papers and Proposals

http://sigir.org/chiir2018/

ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR) (pronounced "cheer") which will take place during March 11-15, 2018 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.

Conference Scope and Topics

Users are central to the design, evaluation, and use of information retrieval systems. ACM CHIIR 2018 invites submissions on user-centered approaches to information access, retrieval, and use, including studies of interactive systems, novel interaction paradigms, new evaluation methods, and a range of related areas. Alongside with detailed studies on specific information retrieval systems and situations, we welcome longitudinal, real-life, and ethnographic research of contextually embedded search tasks.

Due to the rapidly increasing use of online and social media-oriented information interaction in all areas of human life - including work, leisure, and education - there has never been a more important time to consider, both empirically and theoretically, the consequences that search options, search strategies, recommendation systems, visualization, social media groups and other aspects of information interaction can have on the development of both individuals and society as a whole.

Submissions focusing on user-centered work in the area of information interaction and retrieval are welcome, for example: 

  • Information seeking, including task-based and exploratory studies
  • Interaction techniques for information retrieval and discovery
  • Online information seeking, including log analysis of search and browsing
  • Modeling and simulation of information interaction
  • Search user interfaces, including those for specialized tasks, populations and domains
  • 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 physiological approaches, data analysis methods, and usability
  • Human interaction and experience with mobile searching and services
  • User-Centered Design approaches to humans interacting with information and systems
  •  Context-aware and personalized search and design, contextual features and analysis for 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

Contribution Types

Full papers: High quality, original research of relevance to CHIIR may be submitted as a full paper (10 pages). Submissions are expected to contain a rigorous evaluation of any proposed findings, using techniques such as laboratory studies, field experiments, in situ observational studies, crowdsourcing, simulations of search behavior, or log analysis. Authors should describe their methods and techniques in enough detail to allow for replication and reuse. Accepted full papers will be published in the proceedings, and presented as paper presentations at the conference.

Perspective papers: A special category of full papers (10 pages), perspective papers should present novel ideas or insights concerning approaches, key challenges, or theoretical or methodological issues that have the potential to inspire substantive discussion and lead to significant advances in the field. These papers should not consist primarily of literature reviews or the presentation of stand-alone studies, but may take the form of:

  • Reflections upon the body of research, considering how the field, the theories, the models, and the methods have developed;
  • Discussion of the implications of research findings on users in the real world; 
  • Proposals for and discussions of theories or models of information-interaction; or 
  • Critical, provocative, and creative contributions to stir debate and discussion.

Short papers: Short Papers (4 pages) should report on original, significant, high-quality research. A short paper is likely to present a more focused study, and tends to make a smaller scope of contribution to the research program than full papers. For example, reporting on work in progress, preliminary research analysis, or late-breaking results may be suitable for Short Papers. This might be a good venue for those researchers who are new to the CHIIR community to become familiar with the field. Accepted short papers will be published in the proceedings, and presented as posters at the conference.

Demonstrations: Demonstrations (4 pages) should enable presenters to give participants first-hand experience of novel research prototypes, operational systems, or in-progress concepts in development. The submission should both describe and show the proposed solution, addressing questions such as: What problem does the prototype/system/concept seek to address? How does it do so? Who are the users? How will you demonstrate this work? How does the work compare with those that exist already? Finally, how, where and when will your technology have a technical or commercial impact? The authors will have an opportunity of submitting a short video to show how their demo works. Wireless network access, along with a table and poster mount backdrop, will be provided for all accepted demonstrations. A paper describing each accepted demonstration will be included in the conference proceedings.

Doctoral Consortium: Doctoral Consortium proposals (3 pages) should include the abstract, motivation, research questions, (planned or ongoing) methodology, progress made, and future plans. The CHIIR Doctoral consortium, held in conjunction with the main conference, provides an opportunity for doctoral students to present and discuss their research with senior researchers and other doctoral students in a seminar format. The Doctoral Consortium focuses on 1) advising students regarding current critical issues in their research, and 2) making students aware of the strengths and weaknesses of their research as viewed from different perspectives. Accepted proposals are eligible for publication in the proceedings.

Workshops: Original Workshop Proposals (4 pages) should be highly interactive and could be either full-day or half-day. We welcome workshops that address important issues, discuss potential solutions, integrate various approaches, and offer innovative perspectives within the themes of the conference and have strong potential to contribute to the evolution of research and development of human computer interaction and information retrieval.

Tutorials: Proposals for Tutorials (4 pages) should address topics relevant to the themes of the conference and could be either full-day or half-day. Each proposal is expected to cover the selected topic in depth by providing the audience with different perspectives, approaches, and recent developments and advances in the community.

The accepted Workshops and Tutorials will be included in the conference proceedings. 

Deadlines

1 October 2017 - Full papers and Perspectives papers due

22 October 2017 - Short papers, Demos, Workshops and Tutorials proposals due

1 November 2017 - Doctoral Consortium applications due 

15 December 2017 - Notification of acceptance

Submission Guidelines

  • CHIIR submissions should be original, high quality research that has not been published previously and are not under review for another conference or journal.
  • An international program committee will review all submissions.
  • All reviews will be double-blind, so submissions must be fully anonymized when submitted.
  • The page limits for each type of submission includes references.
  • All submissions should be formatted using the ACM Conference style (for LaTeX or Word). Submissions should be made in PDF.
  • All accepted submissions will be made available in the ACM Digital Library as part of the CHIIR series.
  • Submissions should not contain any author identification and should be submitted electronically via the conference submission system.
Conference Chairs
Chirag Shah, Rutgers University, USA
Nick Belkin, Rutgers University, USA
Program Chairs
Katriina Bystrom, Oslo and Akershus University College, Norway
Falk Scholer, RMIT University, Australia
Jeff Huang, Brown University, USA
Contact
General information: chiir2018@acm.org

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Call for Papers: Evidences, Implications, and Critical Interrogations of Neoliberalism in Information Studies (JCLIS)

Guest Editors: Marika Cifor and Jamie A. Lee
Neoliberalism, as economic doctrine, as political practice, and even as a "governing rationality" of contemporary life and work, increasingly encroaches on the Library and Information Studies field. The shift towards more conscious grappling with social justice and human rights debates and concerns has led to LIS scholarship that opens the possibility for addressing neoliberalism and the visible and often hidden roles it plays.
Simultaneously practitioners and scholars across LIS regularly face the material realities of such delimiting neoliberal encroachments through continued and largely unquestioned practices that continue to uphold inequities. Despite its far-reaching impact, neoliberalism has yet to be substantively addressed in LIS. This special issue will provide a much-needed transnational forum to critically engage the genealogical threads that constitute the LIS field by interrogating the discursive and material evidences and implications of neoliberalism.
Through its myriad definitions and instantiations throughout Information Studies and its associated domains (including archives, libraries, information policy, digital humanities, communication, media studies) and critical theory more broadly, this special issue will offer new ways to think about praxis as both practice and theory critically inform one another. Addressing neoliberalism provides a vital forum for international scholars and practitioners to come together to explore cross-cutting issues, such as: human rights frameworks as situated locally and globally, economic (in)justices, postcoloniality, decolonization, agency, access, ethics, Nation-State identities and citizenship, and belonging.
The scope of this issue might include research on:
  • Increasing challenges to information ethics;
  • Shifting practices among community and institutional information environments;
  • The use of private contractors in government archives and public libraries;
  • The entanglement of governmental and educational institutions, libraries and neoliberal policies, worldviews, and values;
  • Information's relationship to the economic market/political economy of information more broadly;
  • Neoliberal conceptions of information and knowledge;
  • Intellectual and affective labor in contemporary LIS environments;
  • Libraries and archives as sites of resistance;
  • The prevalence of neoliberal discourse in LIS research;
  • The influence of neoliberalism on labor practices in libraries, archives, museums or other information centers; and
  • Economic inequalities and global justice.
Deadline for Submission: April 30, 2018
Types of Submissions
JCLIS welcomes the following types of submissions:
  • Research Articles (no more than 7,000 words)
  • Perspective Essays (no more than 5,000 words)
  • Literature Reviews (no more than 7,000 words)
  • Interviews (no more than 5,000 words)
  • Book or Exhibition Reviews (no more than 1,200 words)
  • Research articles and literature reviews are subject to peer review by two referees. Perspective essays are subject to peer review by one referee. Interviews and book or exhibition reviews are subject to review by the issue editor(s).
Contacts
Jamie A. Lee, University of Arizona: jalee2@email.arizona.edu
Marika Cifor, Bowdoin College: mcifor@bowdoin.edu
 
Submission Guidelines for Authors
The Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies welcomes submissions from senior and junior faculty, students, activists, and practitioners working in areas of research and practice at the intersection of critical theory and library and information studies.
Authors retain the copyright to material they publish in the JCLIS, but the Journal cannot re-publish material that has previously been published elsewhere. The journal also cannot accept manuscripts that have been simultaneously submitted to another outlet for possible publication.
Citation Style
JCLIS uses the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition as the official citation style for manuscripts published by the journal. All manuscripts should employ the Notes and Bibliography style (as footnotes with a bibliography), and should conform to the guidelines as described in the Manual.
Submission Process
Manuscripts are to be submitted through JCLIS' online submission system (http://libraryjuicepress.com/journals/index.php/jclis) by April 30th, 2018. This online submission process requires that manuscripts be submitted in separate stages in order to ensure the anonymity of the review process and to enable appropriate formatting.
Abstracts (500 words or less) should be submitted in plain text and should not include information identifying the author(s) or their institutional affiliations. With the exception of book reviews, an abstract must accompany all manuscript submissions before they are reviewed for publication.
The main text of the manuscript must be submitted as a stand-alone file (in Microsoft Word or RTF)) without a title page, abstract, page numbers, or other headers or footers. The title, abstract, and author information should be submitted through the submission platform. 
ISSN: 2572-1364

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American Library Association Scholarships

If you need a bit of financial help to get through your graduate program, scholarship funds are now available. The American Library Association (ALA) has more than $300,000 available to students who are studying in library science or school library media programs at the master's degree level. Get your application in early. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2018.

Scholarships range from $1,500 to $7,000 per student per year.  They include scholarships for students who are interested in Children's Librarianship, Youth Librarianship, Federal Librarianship, new media and Library Automation. In addition, there are also scholarships available for minorities, persons with disabilities and people who are already employed in libraries but do not have an MLS. 

To be considered for one of these scholarships, applicants must attend a master's level program in library and information science that has been accredited by the ALA. Take a look at the application and instructions and get started working on your application now.

Applicants interested in school librarianship must attend a program that meets ALA curriculum guidelines for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).  Complete guidelines and instructions for the nationally reviewed and recognized CAEP/AASL school librarianship education programs are available on the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) website.

The scholarship process is open annually from September through March. For more information, visit the ALA Scholarship page or call the ALA Scholarship Clearinghouse at (800) 545-2433, ext. 4279.

The ALA Scholarship Clearinghouse is managed by the ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR) .

Questions? Contact:

Kimberly Redd

Program Officer for Education & CEU Registrar

Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR)

312-280-4279

klredd@ala.org 

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Internships, Salzburg Global Seminar Internship Program 2018

Are you someone who is looking for an internship opportunity which will enable you to meet and network with established and emerging leaders from all over the world - and live in a palace for three months?


Salzburg Global Seminar is keen to find self-motivated and pro-active interns to assist across our departments with research, development, implementation, documentation and promotion for Salzburg Global Seminar sessions at Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg, Austria.

Internships are full-time for three months. Although unpaid, successful candidates will be provided with free on-site accommodation at Schloss Leopoldskron, all meals and a return ticket home, as well as excellent networking opportunities with the international participants of our programs.

All opportunities are listed here.

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Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL

The School of Information Sciences (iSchool) seeks to hire an Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to provide leadership and oversight for academic programs at the School.

 

The iSchool participates in a campus-wide undergraduate minor and Ph.D. in Informatics, and it offers a Master of Science in Library and Information Science, a Master of Science in Information Management, a Master of Science in Bioinformatics, a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS), and a CAS in Digital Libraries, a Ph.D., and a K-12 Library Information Specialist Licensure Program. The School's award-winning online option for the Master's and CAS degrees gives students access to a high-quality professional education.

 

The iSchool faculty is highly interdisciplinary, with backgrounds in information science, computer science, library science, informatics, engineering science, physics, astrophysics, law, psychology, English, medieval studies, philosophy, sociology, and statistics and they hold additional appointments in many other university departments, as well as world-renowned research institutes such as the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.

The iSchool is an established national leader in both groundbreaking information science research and the preparation of leading information professionals. Innovative research in a wide variety of areas is carried out by faculty and doctoral students and supported by three iSchool centers: the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship, the Center for Digital Inclusion, and the Center for Children's Books. Our faculty have leadership roles in national initiatives and professional societies and our close relationships with scientific and cultural institutions ensure that our research engages critical societal challenges.

 

Successful candidates must be comfortable working in an interdisciplinary academic unit and addressing audiences in professional master's degree programs, as well as teaching students from undergraduate to Ph.D. levels in an iSchool.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Supervising the iSchool's academic program directors and providing general leadership and oversight for all academic programs.
  • Leading the development of new academic programs and delivery methods.
  • Overseeing units providing support for students and academic programs: Student Affairs and Instructional Technology & Design.
  • Overseeing course and curriculum development in collaboration with relevant School committees and program directors.
  • Representing the School's academic and teaching efforts within the University and externally.
  • Recruiting and supervising adjunct faculty and lecturers.
  • Ensuring the national and international reputation of the School's programs.

 

The successful candidate will have a distinguished academic record and the ability to provide leadership support to the School in its academic responsibility as part of an internationally recognized land-grant university.

 

Minimum Qualifications include: a Ph.D. in a discipline relevant to the information sciences; ten years of relevant teaching experience; highly developed communication and leadership skills; substantial familiarity with the administration of academic programs; and a teaching and research record commensurate with an appointment as Associate or full Professor with indefinite tenure.

 

The appointment of the Associate Dean will be effective August 16, 2018. Information about iSchool programs and faculty can be found at: http://ischool.illinois.edu/. To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu/ and upload your letter of application, complete CV/resume, statement on teaching and research, and a list of three professional references including contact information by November 5, 2017.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date, but no hiring decisions will be made until after the search has closed. We especially welcome applications from members of underrepresented groups.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

 

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Candy Edwards  (cledward@illinois.edu217-244-3809).

 

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

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Open Rank Faculty, University of Illinois iSchool, Champaign, IL

The School of Information Sciences (iSchool) seeks to hire up to four outstanding full-time faculty members (rank open) to join our dynamic and collegial School. Preference will be given to the following specializations, but strong candidates in any area are encouraged to apply.
 
  • Information retrieval & data analytics--natural language processing, machine learning, and data visualization in application domains such as health, science, and business
  • Information, technology & society--legal and regulatory environment; political economy of information; responsible and ethical uses of information in a global context; technology and civic contexts
  • Digital youth--understanding, supporting and enhancing the interactions of youth with digital information and technology
  • Knowledge organization--information architecture, metadata standards, linked data, cataloging and classification, taxonomy, ontology, indexing, digital asset management, records management
  • Cultural heritage informatics--contemporary archival research and practice including digital archives; community archives and archiving; convergence of libraries, archives and museums; digital preservation
  • User experience/Human-computer interaction--social computing, crowdsourcing, collective intelligence, social media, computer-supported cooperative work, interaction design, and multi-disciplinary study of the design, use and effects of ICTs
 
The iSchool is an established national leader in both groundbreaking information science research and the preparation of leading information professionals. Innovative research in a wide variety of areas is carried out by faculty and doctoral students and supported by three iSchool centers: the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship, the Center for Digital Inclusion, and the Center for Children's Books. Our faculty have leadership roles in national initiatives and professional societies and our close relationships with scientific and cultural institutions ensure that our research engages critical societal challenges.
The iSchool faculty is highly interdisciplinary, with backgrounds in information science, computer science, library science, informatics, engineering science, physics, astrophysics, law, psychology, English, medieval studies, philosophy, sociology, and statistics and they hold additional appointments in many other university departments, as well as world-renowned research institutes such as the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.
 
 
Successful candidates must be comfortable working in an interdisciplinary academic unit and addressing audiences in professional master's degree programs, as well as teaching students from undergraduate to Ph.D. levels in an iSchool.
The iSchool participates in a campus-wide undergraduate minor and Ph.D. in Informatics, and it offers a Master of Science in Library and Information Science, a Master of Science in Information Management, a Master of Science in Bioinformatics, a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS), and a CAS in Digital Libraries, a Ph.D., and a K-12 Library Information Specialist Licensure Program. The School's award-winning online option for the Master's and CAS degrees gives students access to a high-quality professional education.
 
 
Appointments made under this announcement will be effective August 16, 2018. Rank is open, and salary is commensurate with experience. A Ph.D. degree or equivalent is required though we will consider candidates who are close to completion of the doctoral degree. Information about iSchool programs and faculty can be found at: http://ischool.illinois.edu/.
 
To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu/ and upload your letter of application, complete CV/resume, statement on teaching and research, and a list of three professional references including contact information by November 5, 2017. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date, but no hiring decisions will be made until after the search has closed. We especially welcome applications from members of under-represented groups working in these or other areas of the information sciences.  For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Candy Edwards (cledward@illinois.edu, 217-244-3809).
 

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

 

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

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Teen Services Librarian, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

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

 

Successful candidates who wish to work in the teen department should have experience working with teens, (not necessarily in libraries), and must also:

  • Enjoy working with exuberant youth and their parents
  • Embrace boisterous teens and their energy while having tactics on how to effectively work with them and meet them where they are developmentally and socially
  • Have familiarity with Young Adult literature

 

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

 

This position is for you if:

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

To be considered for this role you have to be a librarian with an MLS or currently enrolled in a program and completed a reference course. Those interested in teen services should also have taken a young adult literature class. Strong customer service experience, whether it be in a library, bookstore, or restaurant, is a plus.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Staff Librarian, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

Staff Librarian/Central Square Branch

Cambridge Public Library

L412-710 

Under the general supervision of the Branch Manager, provides outstanding customer service, directs the day-to-day activities of the branch adult services, performs circulation control, reader's advisory, and clerical activities, and provides coverage in the technology center as needed.

The work week is 37.5 hours. Initial schedule is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:30am-6:00pm, Thursday 12:30pm-9:00pm. The position will also work in a Saturday rotation with Friday off on those weeks. Hours are assigned and may be changed to meet the needs of the Department and the Library.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:   

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college. A master's degree from an accredited school of library science. Two years of relevant work experience, preferably in public library adult services. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training, and/or experience may be substituted for part of the educational requirement.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Working knowledge of basic public library concepts; Solid knowledge of adult services, including information and research and reader's advisory services; A broad knowledge and appreciation of popular literature and genres; A general knowledge of resources in many subject areas; Solid knowledge of and comfort with computer technology; knowledge of current technological trends, including social media; Good oral and written communication skills; Adaptability and dependability to work well in a team situation, and flexibility in emergency staffing situations; Ability to work effectively with a diverse population, and an appreciation of urban library issues; Ability and desire to serve the public with friendliness, tact and diplomacy; Ability to work with enthusiasm and initiative, a cheerful disposition, and a willingness to work harmoniously with others; Knowledge and understanding of the library's mission, goals, and objectives; Ability to learn and apply the library's policies and procedures; Ability to contribute positively to the culture of the Cambridge Public Library; Experience performing community outreach a plus; Ability to speak a foreign language a plus.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment; Ability to sit and use computer workstation for extended periods of time; strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books or other materials or equipment. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing which permits the employee to communicate effectively. Sufficient vision to read books and patron requests, as well as to see what patrons are doing when they are at some distance from the workstation. Sufficient manual dexterity, personal mobility and physical reflexes. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

 

DUTIES:

  • Delivers exceptional and engaging customer service to the public
  • Provides professional information service to the public in person, on the telephone, and by electronic means 
      • Interviews patrons to determine information needs
      • Analyzes needs and determines appropriate sources to fulfill those needs
      • Assists patrons in the use of library resources; explains print and online sources
      • Assists patrons in the use of library computers and other library resources such as e-book readers and downloadable content
      • Assists patrons with placing holds and inter-library loan requests
      • Assists in providing system-wide reference service through contact with branch librarians
  • Performs functions related to circulation such as checkouts, check-ins, inquiries, reserves, renewals, fine assessment and collection, over-dues and patron registration
  • Keeps current with appropriate review media, professional and on-line resources, popular materials, and bestseller lists
  • Actively develops displays and merchandizes the collections, anticipates special events and anniversaries as well as responding quickly to breaking news events
  • Contributes material to the Library web page and to other publications
  • Compiles book lists, bibliographies on subjects of current interest, and other educational and public relations materials such as e-sources as needed
  • Selects, weeds, and merchandizes assigned areas of the adult collection
  • Processes, weeds, and maintains the adult periodical collection
  • Enforces library rules of behavior; takes appropriate action in case of misbehavior
  • Presents orientation tours for student and community groups as needed
  • Conducts clerical tasks such as answering the telephone and routing calls and data entry
  • Processes deliveries - moving and unloading bins and checking-in items
  • Assists in design and staffing of library programs
  • Participates in public relations activities to alert the community to the availability of library services and programs
  • Operates audio-visual equipment in the presenting of library programs
  • Provides coverage in the children's room and tech center as needed
  • Any other duties required by the Branch Manager for the good of the branch and the library system

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to person essential functions.

 

SALARY: $28.1663 per hour to $32.2920 per hour in five steps

DEADLINE: October 16, 2017

 

APPLY TO:               

City of Cambridge

Personnel Department, Room 309

795 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139

Please send 2 copies each of cover letter & resume

Fax: 617-349-4312 or email: employment@cambridgema.gov

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Business Librarian, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

San Diego State University Library & Information Access seeks innovative candidates for the position of Business Librarian to proactively develop business research services for the Fowler College of Business and other University centers, institutes and programs with the field of business such as the Wells Fargo Financial Markets Lab and the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center.  

As the largest college on the SDSU campus, the Fowler College of Business is particularly connected to the San Diego community and holds top ranking programs such as its undergraduate business program ranked in the top 100 by U.S. News & World Report and its full-time MBA program ranked in the top 100 by Bloomberg/BusinessWeek.

This position presents an exciting opportunity for a self-starter with excellent communication skills, strong initiative, and a high degree of interest in business librarianship. The Business Librarian will utilize their thorough knowledge of business information resources to develop outreach and support programs for this dynamic college. These services and programs will include research consultations, course-specific instruction and educational workshops, collection development of business-specific information material, and other forward-looking library services.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will:

  • Serve as a liaison to Fowler College of Business, the Department of Economics, Recreation and Tourism Management Program, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management;
  • Apply business resource expertise to develop and teach course-related and resource-specific instruction;
  • Provide research assistance to faculty, staff, and students in business-related programs;
  • Create and maintain online research guides and tutorials in assigned subject areas;
  • Apply a thorough knowledge of current information resources in business to lead the development and assessment of the library's business collections;
  • Conduct outreach efforts targeting faculty, students, and staff in the Fowler College of Business and other University centers, institutes, and programs within the field of business;
  • Work with library administration to ensure the alignment of business library support with the accreditation requirements of the Fowler College of Business;
  • Participate in shared general undergraduate information literacy instruction and reference;
  • Participate in professional development activities to demonstrate a continuous and meritorious record of scholarly contributions and achievements in the profession; and,
  • Participate in the shared governance of San Diego State University by serving on campus, library and California State University system-wide committees as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited master's degree or equivalent foreign degree;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the current research, information sources, and scholarly trends in the field of business;
  • Knowledge of emerging issues and technologies in business librarianship;
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills;
  • Ability to work effectively in collegial environments;
  • Potential for meeting the requirements for tenure and promotion based on library service, professional growth, and service to the University and community;
  • Competence and sensitivity in working at a university in which students, faculty, and staff are broadly diverse with regard to many facets of identity, including but not limited to gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Desired Qualifications

  • Two years' professional experience in an academic library;
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in business or a related discipline;
  • Experience as a library liaison to business and/or economics programs;
  • Active involvement in professional development activities with a record of scholarly contributions and achievements in the profession;
  • Experience with collection development;
  • Experience in the development of research guides and/or tutorials;
  • Experience working with multicultural and international student groups;
  • Ability to plan, design, implement, assess library programs and services;
  • Demonstrate research expertise with commercial and academic business databases.

San Diego State University is a major public research institution offering bachelor's degrees in 91 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas, and doctorates in 22 areas. The university provides transformative experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom, for its 34,000 students. Students participate in research, international experiences, sustainability and entrepreneurship initiatives, and a broad range of student life and leadership opportunities. The university's rich campus life features opportunities for students to participate in, and engage with, the creative and performing arts, a Division I athletics program, and the vibrant cultural life of the San Diego region. For more information, visit www.sdsu.edu

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

This is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure track faculty position. Tenure is dependent upon continuing library service effectiveness, professional growth and development, and service to the University and community.

Rank of Senior Assistant Librarian. Salary commensurate with experience.

Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, and vision plans, as well as 24 vacation days per year.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

This position will remain open until filled. Review will begin immediately. Preference will be given to applications received by October 18, 2017. Applicants must apply via Interfolio. Anticipated start date is January 2018.

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.

A background check (including a criminal records 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.

Apply online.

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Data Analyst, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Library is currently seeking candidates for the position of Data Analyst.  

 

Under the direction of the Head of Assessment for Harvard Library, the Data Analyst supports the development of the practices, applications, and technologies for the collection, integration, analysis, and presentation of library information. The analyst supports assessment and planning efforts throughout Harvard Library to develop a data-informed approach to achieving strategic objectives related to library operations and user needs; supports data management, analysis, and reporting needs across the Libraries; and coordinates and delivers training on evaluation, data, and reporting tools.

 

Please find the complete position description attached.

 

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

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

 

After selecting Administrative/Staff Jobs (either internal or external), click 'search openings' and then enter '43742BR' in the Auto Req ID Field.  

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Multiple Positions, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

The Boston Public Library has a number of vacancies available via the City of Boston's career site.

Positions include: 

Branch Librarian I (Chinatown) https://city-boston.icims.com/jobs/13746/branch-librarian-i/job?hub=8

Senior Library Assistant (Part time) https://city-boston.icims.com/jobs/13737/senior-library-assistant-%28part-time%29/job?hub=8

Manager of the Central Library https://city-boston.icims.com/jobs/13698/manager-of-the-central-library/job?hub=8

Web Services Librarian https://city-boston.icims.com/jobs/13386/web-services-librarian/job?hub=8

Digital Repository Developer: https://city-boston.icims.com/jobs/13334/digital-repository-developer/job?hub=8

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Floater Librarian, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

The Boston Public Library has two part time / 18 hours a week positions available, the job description is attached. The position is also posted via https://www.boston.gov/career-center
Interested candidates must be a resident of Boston upon hire, and be available to work nights and weekends. An MLS is required. 

BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY Floater Librarian I (P1)

Basic Function: Under supervision, and within the framework of Library policies and practices, participates in services including reference services, to a diverse population characteristic of an urban setting, at various locations in Central or branch libraries as assigned. Also includes the performance of various tasks requiring broad professional knowledge of literature, bibliographic sources and principles of information delivery and services.

Reports to: Assistant Neighborhood Services Manager, Chief of Adult Library Services or designee

Home location: Central Library or branch as designated

Assigned location: To be determined as needed by designated public services manager in consultation with other public services managers. While at assigned location shall report to Department Head, Branch Librarian, or ranking staff member.

Supervises: As assigned, pre-professional and/or support staff Typical duties and responsibilities: Under supervision performs the following:

  1. Provides reference service to the public by responding to requests for information made in person, by telephone, by fax, email, mail, or over the Internet and answering such requests by using informational resources in all formats, including print, electronic, microform and others.
  2. Provides service to adults, young adults and children as assigned through personal consultations, readers' advisory services, outreach and programs.
  3. Assists patrons by instructing them in the use of information resources and by identifying appropriate resources, whether owned by the Library or elsewhere.
  4. Assists in the selection of materials.
  5. Promotes the use of Library resources by developing bibliographies, preparing written descriptions, organizing programs, mounting exhibits, and conducting instructional sessions.
  6. Actively participates in system-wide committees; recommends and/or plans improvements in library services.
  7. Continuously expands professional knowledge of the Library's resources and other relevant sources in order to assist library patrons efficiently and effectively.
  8. Commits to keeping current in the best practices of the profession by taking advantage of training and development activities, by reading professional literature, and by participating in professional activities.
  9. Performs other related and/or comparable duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library science from an accredited library school. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.

Broad subject knowledge and competency in world languages desirable; knowledge of popular literature, basic bibliographic tools and sources; knowledge of excellent reference techniques; strong commitment to public services; willingness to assume responsibility and carry out assignments independently; good oral and written communication skills; ability to work well with staff and public; initiative; dependability; good professional judgment; tact; flexibility; courtesy.

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Customer Support Librarian, Merrimack Valley Library Consortium, North Andover, MA

Customer Support Librarian, Merrimack Valley Library Consortium

Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC) seeks a creative individual to fill a new role within our organization! The Customer Support Librarian will embody a commitment to quality member service and a passion for public libraries. The successful candidate will thrive as part of a team committed to ensuring that the 36 libraries comprising MVLC have the resources and support that they need to accomplish their goals and serve their communities.

Working under the supervision of the Collaborative Services Librarian, the Customer Support Librarian provides support and consulting services to help our libraries thrive within their communities. In addition to coordinating the consortium's Helpdesk ticketing system, this position also fills vital role in network communications as the primary point of contact for the Office 365 email system and the consortium's mailing lists.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Acts as primary Helpdesk coordinator for major systems by receiving, evaluating, referring, and/or resolving telephone, in-person, and electronic requests in a timely manner.
  • Analyzes trends in Helpdesk tickets to assess the effectiveness of recommended workflows and identify areas for further training and/or documentation.
  • Works with technical staff to configure the ticketing system, evaluate its effectiveness, and recommend improvements.
  • Actively promotes the sharing of technical information within Central Site and the MVLC community.
  • Works with the Collaborative Services Librarian to ensure that member libraries' needs and interests are addressed within network communications. 
  • Develops proficiency in the basic use and understanding of the major systems at MVLC, including but not limited to the Symphony Integrated Library System, Enterprise Online Catalog, Office 365 Email system, SharePoint, Kit Keeper, Safari online databases, and OverDrive Digital Catalog.
  • Assists in the development of support material for the ILS, Enterprise OPAC, email, SharePoint, Kit Keeper, and the OverDrive Digital Catalog.
  • Creates and maintains email accounts and relevant MVLC mailing lists.

Qualifications

  • ALA accredited MLS
  • Proven customer service orientation
  • Positive attitude and flexibility
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Willingness to collaborate with colleagues and learn on the job
  • At least two years of public library experience
  • At least two years of technical experience with automated systems or databases
  • Competence working in a PC environment
  • Experience with Helpdesk coordination with ticketing software
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and other web design tools desirable

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Eric Graham, Executive Director, via email to egraham@mvlcstaff.org.

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Library Intern, Athenaeum Learning Center, Pembroke, MA

Working directly with the school librarian (Simmons GSILS '03), the intern will help organize, inventory, and catalog our collection of a couple thousand books. The organization is currently using the METIS organizational system, which is a creative and child-friendly way to organize a school library. Experience with Koha is preferred, but not required. The hours for this job are very flexible, and it can be done during the day, evenings, or weekends. It is expected to take about 20-30 hours total. It's a great experience for someone who wants to be a school librarian. Pay is $12 an hour, and applicants will need to complete a criminal background check.

If you're interested, please email your resume and information about the days/hours you'd be available to Megan at megan@athenaeumlearning.org. We're about 7 minutes off Route 3, and a car is needed to get here.

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Scholarship Contest, AMZFinder

AMZFinder Scholarship Program is now open

As a developer of an Amazon seller tool, our goal is to make it easy for every Amazon seller to increase their sales. To help achieve this, we would like to hear more from university students about their ideas and views of e-commerce. To boost students' interest in e-commerce and online marketing, we established such a scholarship. The winner will receive $1000.

Application Eligibility Requirements

  1. Must be full time university/college students.
  2. Must agree to our Terms and Conditions.

How to Apply

Option 1: Submit a Video
Make a video that lasts between 1 to 5 minutes on the subject of e-commerce.

Option 2: Write an Essay
Write an essay at least 800 words on the subject of e-commerce.
  1. The subject of the video or essay can be about an interesting experience you had dealing with online shopping or your views on the e-commerce market.
  2. Email to scholarship@amzfinder.com with the essay or video link including the following info:
  • Name
  • Age
  • University
  • Major
  • Student ID
  • Email
  • Cell phone number

Submission Deadline

All application materials must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on December 15, 2017.

Please note: The AMZFinder Scholarship Program will be held every year.

Judging Criteria

The AMZFinder Scholarship committee will evaluate each video or essay submission and select one scholarship recipient based on the following criteria:

  1. Creativity
  2. Logical reasoning
  3. Originality

Terms and Conditions

  1. Applicants can only make one application.
  2. The winner will be notified by email or SMS message and an announcement will be made at AMZFinder.com on December 30, 2017.
  3. Any student, of any nationality, currently enrolled or accepted at a college or university is eligible to apply. This includes an associate's degree, undergraduate degree, graduate degree, bachelor's degree, master's degree or doctoral degree.
  4. AMZFinder agrees not to share any personal information related to the applicants. All information will be treated with strict confidentiality and will not be sold or disclosed to any third parties.
  5. Employees of AMZFinder and their family members are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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Student Worker, SLIS Student Services Center, Simmons College, Boston, MA

We are looking for a student worker for Fall 2017. We are looking for someone to hopefully start October 6th (Friday) or 10th (Tuesday) (but negotiable). 

 

The job entails duties of staffing the SSC desk (answering student/ faculty questions in person, by telephone, filing, typing, spreadsheets, and special projects, such as helping with event planning for student association activities throughout the year. There will be some clerical/ administrative help to the Assistant Dean of Student and Alumni Affairs. 

 

One can work up to as many hours as 20 per week. 

 

The job pays $13 per hour. If you are interested or have any questions, please inquire at SSCslis@simmons.edu or by telephone 617.521.2797.

  

How to Apply: Please email a copy of your resume and statement of interest to the Student Services Center at SSCslis@simmons.edu. Please put "Student Services Center worker" in the subject line. 

The deadline to apply is Thursday, September 28, 2017.

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Career and Networking Fair Coordinator, Library and Information Science, Simmons College, Boston, MA

Job Description: Organize and structure a spring semester Library and Information Science (LIS) career and networking fair for the School of Library and Information Science. The student career fair coordinator will be responsible for identifying and recruiting local organizations/agencies/business that are associated with academic, public, and special libraries; archives; museums; and other LIS related areas. The career fair coordinator must be able to successfully recruit SLIS students and recent alumni to attend the fair through publicizing the event through the use of social media and other advertising methods. The coordinator also will reach out to student organizations and professionals in the field to brainstorm and organize professional development seminars, events, and workshops. The coordinator will also organize and advertise the career prep events for the SLIS Advisor in Residence in connection with professional development for students. As well as connecting with the Career and Education Center to co-coordinate events such as resume reviews and preparing for a career fair. The coordinator will also be continuously updating the SLIS career website while brainstorming new ideas and resources for students to access on the webpage. As a means of accomplishing the task of organizing the 2018 LIS Career and Networking Fair, the career fair coordinator will be working closely with representatives from Simmons Career Education Center, the SLIS Advisor in Residence, other guest speakers, and the Assistant Dean of Students and Alumni Affairs, Dr. Em Claire Knowles.

Please note the 2018 LIS Career and Networking Fair is on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

Job Responsibilities: Responsibilities would include organizing and executing the Spring LIS career fair; organizing and co-planning career preparation sessions events with Simmons Career Education Center (3 per term) and the SLIS Advisor in Residence who focuses on providing students with career planning, resume and cover letter writing, interview prep, and networking; the student coordinator will also contact and maintaining partnerships with the organizations/agencies/businesses who are/have attended the career fair in previous years. As well as brainstorm ideas for and maintain the SLIS Career Resources webpage and find new resources.

Qualifications: A prospective candidate must be able to demonstrate excellent organization and planning skills as well as exhibit proficiency in advertising and connecting with others through social media.

Other Information/Requirements: This is a part-time position (15 to 20 hours per week at $15.00/per hour). The position will focus on the development and implementation of the annual LIS Career and Networking Fair for the students of SLIS along with establishing and maintaining a network of partnerships with LIS related organizations in and around both Boston and the Greater Boston area. The position is only open to current graduate students within the School of Library and Information Science. The position starts in Fall 2017 and will run through Spring 2018.

How to Apply: Please email a copy of your resume and statement of interest to the Student Services Center at SSCslis@simmons.edu. Please put "LIS Career and Networking Fair Coordinator" in the subject line. 

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Temporary Inventory Specialist, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

Temporary Inventory Specialist

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Phillips Academy is an equal opportunity employer.

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Call for Papers: WorldCIST'18, Naples, Italy

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

SCOPE
The WorldCist'18 - 6th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (http://www.worldcist.org/), to be held at Naples, Italy, 27 - 29 March 2018, is a global forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, results, experiences and concerns in the several perspectives of Information Systems and Technologies.

We are pleased to invite you to submit your papers to WorldCist'18. All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, importance and clarity.


THEMES
Submitted papers should be related with one or more of the main themes proposed for the Conference:

A) Information and Knowledge Management (IKM);

B) Organizational Models and Information Systems (OMIS);

C) Software and Systems Modeling (SSM);

D) Software Systems, Architectures, Applications and Tools (SSAAT);

E) Multimedia Systems and Applications (MSA);

F) Computer Networks, Mobility and Pervasive Systems (CNMPS);

G) Intelligent and Decision Support Systems (IDSS);

H) Big Data Analytics and Applications (BDAA);

I) Human-Computer Interaction (HCI);

J) Ethics, Computers and Security (ECS)

K) Health Informatics (HIS);

L) Information Technologies in Education (ITE);

M) Information Technologies in Radiocommunications (ITR).

N) Technologies for Biomedical Applications (TBA)


TYPES of SUBMISSIONS and DECISIONS
Types of Submissions and Decisions

Four types of papers can be submitted:

Full paper: Finished or consolidated R&D works, to be included in one of the Conference themes. These papers are assigned a 10-page limit.

Short paper: Ongoing works with relevant preliminary results, open to discussion. These papers are assigned a 7-page limit.

Poster paper: Initial work with relevant ideas, open to discussion. These papers are assigned to a 4-page limit.

Company paper: Companies' papers that show practical experience, R & D, tools, etc., focused on some topics of the conference. These papers are assigned to a 4-page limit.

Submitted papers must comply with the format of Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing Series (see Instructions for Authors at Springer Website or download a DOC example) be written in English, must not have been published before, not be under review for any other conference or publication and not include any information leading to the authors' identification. Therefore, the authors' names, affiliations and bibliographic references should not be included in the version for evaluation by the Program Committee. This information should only be included in the camera-ready version, saved in Word or Latex format and also in PDF format. These files must be accompanied by the Consent to Publication form filled out, in a ZIP file, and uploaded at the conference management system.

All papers will be subjected to a "double-blind review" by at least two members of the Program Committee.

Based on Program Committee evaluation, a paper can be rejected or accepted by the Conference Chairs. In the later case, it can be accepted as the type originally submitted or as another type. Thus, full papers can be accepted as short papers or poster papers only. Similarly, short papers can be accepted as poster papers only. In these cases, the authors will be allowed to maintain the original number of pages in the camera-ready version.

The authors of accepted poster papers must also build and print a poster to be exhibited during the Conference. This poster must follow an A1 or A2 vertical format. The Conference can includes Work Sessions where these posters are presented and orally discussed, with a 5 minute limit per poster.

The authors of accepted full papers will have 15 minutes to present their work in a Conference Work Session; approximately 5 minutes of discussion will follow each presentation. The authors of accepted short papers and company papers will have 11 minutes to present their work in a Conference Work Session; approximately 4 minutes of discussion will follow each presentation.


PUBLICATION & INDEXING
To ensure that a full paper, short paper, poster paper or company paper is published, at least one of the authors must be fully registered by the 7th of January 2018, and the paper must comply with the suggested layout and page-limit. Additionally, all recommended changes must be addressed by the authors before they submit the camera-ready version.

No more than one paper per registration will be published. An extra fee must be paid for publication of additional papers, with a maximum of one additional paper per registration. One registration permits only the participation of one author in the conference.

Full and short papers will be published in Proceedings by Springer, in Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing Series. Poster and company papers will be published by AISTI.

Published full and short papers will be submitted for indexation by ISI, EI-Compendex, SCOPUS, DBLP and Google Scholar, among others, and will be available in the SpringerLink Digital Library.

The authors of the best selected papers will be invited to extend them for publication in international journals indexed by ISI/SCI, SCOPUS and DBLP, among others, such as:

  • International Journal of Neural Systems (IF: 6.333 / Q1)
  • Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering (IF: 5.264 / Q1)
  • Omega - The International Journal of Management Science (IF: 4.029 / Q1)
  • Future Generation Computer Systems (IF: 3.997 / Q1)
  • International Journal of Information Management (IF: 3.872 / Q1)
  • Journal of Grid Computing (IF: 2.766 / Q1)
  • Journal of Biomedical Informatics (IF: 2.753 / Q1)
  • Social Science Computer Review (IF: 2.293 / Q1)
  • Ethics and Information Technology (IF: 1.500 / Q1)
  • Journal of Medical Systems (IF: 2.456 / Q2)
  • Computer Languages, Systems & Structures (IF: 1.615 / Q2)
  • Informatica - An International Journal (IF: 1.052 / Q2)
  • Annals of Telecommunications (IF: 1.412 / Q3)
  • Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems (IF: 1.261 / Q3)
  • International Journal of Computers Communications & Control (IF: 1.374 / Q3)
  • Expert Systems - Journal of Knowledge Engineering (IF: 1.18 / Q3)
  • Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory (IF: 0.769 / Q3)
  • Program - Electronic Library and Information Systems (IF: 0.556 / Q3)
  • Intelligent Service Robotics (IF: 0.875 / Q4)
  • Studies in Informatics and Control (IF: 0.776 / Q4)
  • Information Technology and Control (IF: 0.475 / Q4)
  • Journal of Database Management (IF: 0.462 / Q4)
  • Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering - Imaging & Visualization (ISI - Emerging Sources Citation Index)
  • Journal of Information Systems Engineering & Management



IMPORTANT DATES
Paper Submission: November 12, 2017

Notification of Acceptance: December 26, 2017

Payment of Registration, to ensure the inclusion of an accepted paper in the conference proceedings: January 7, 2018.

Camera-ready Submission: January 7, 2018

WorldCIST'18 website: http://www.worldcist.org/

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Call for Papers: Information Discovery and Delivery

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

Information is widely defined, including but not limited to:

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

Apply here.

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

 
QUALIFICATIONS

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

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Senior Legal Researcher, LibSource, Manhattan, NY

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

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

Apply here.

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

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

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

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

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

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Scholarly Communication Librarian, Farmingdale State College, Farmingdale, NY

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

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

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

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Contract Archivist, Winthrop Group, New York, NY

Contract Archivist (full-time)

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

 

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

 

Qualifications

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

Job title: Photo Archivist (Student)

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

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

Wage/Salary: Commensurate with experience.

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

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

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

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

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

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


Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.


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

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

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

Salary and Benefits
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://bit.ly/2xF8jdX

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

 

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

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

 

Description:

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

 

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

 

Qualifications:

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

 

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

 

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

 

Academic credit:

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

 

Required education: 

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

 

Please contact:

justin.daras@mckesson.com

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

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

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

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Library Director, Jacksonville Public Library, Jacksonville, FL

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

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


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

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

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

Job Description:

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

Job Summary

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

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

Essential Duties:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Assist with planning and management of facilities changes and improvements.

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

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

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

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

Some evening and occasional weekend hours required.

Serve on university and library committees as appropriate.

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

Additional Information:

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

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

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

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

Application Instructions:

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

Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

In-depth of library public services & information literacy.

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

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

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

Proven record of working collaboratively within an academic community.

Familiarity with ACRL Framework for Information Literacy.

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

Experience with serving an online student population.

Ability to think creatively and to demonstrate creative problem solving.

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

Experience with strategic marketing and event planning.

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

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

Preferred Skills:

Experience with managing budgets.

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

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

Requirements:

Required qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Requirements

Required Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Duties:

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

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

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

Requirements

Required Qualifications:

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

Desired Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

Discover Ohio State:

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

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

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

Appointment:

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

Benefits:            

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

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

Join Us!

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

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

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

Requirements

Required Qualifications:

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

Desired Qualifications:

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

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Director, Lakeland Library Cooperative, Grand Rapids, MI

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

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

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

Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

Appointment and Salary:  

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

Application Process:

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

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

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

About the University and Libraries:

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

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

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

About Boulder, Colorado:

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

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Executive Director, ALA, Chicago, IL

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

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

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

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

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

Requirements:

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

Apply here.

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

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

Please copy and paste this link into your internet browser:

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

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

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

 

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

Textbooks                                                                Books for working professionals

 

Library Administration                                          Budgeting

Human Information Behavior                             Financial Management

Big Data                                                                     Library Programming (all types)

Collection Development                                       Weeding

Collection Management                                       Basic Acquisitions Guide

Reference Services & Sources               

School Librarianship

Public Librarianship

Special Libraries

Materials for Children

History of Books & Reading

Young Adult Services

Technology (all types)

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

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

Historical Society of Cheshire County,

246 Main Street, Keene, NH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Information Visualization for the Future Generation Catalog

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

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

Webinar sponsored by SIG VIS

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

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

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

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ASIS&T: Meet the Authors Webinar

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

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

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

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About the Authors

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


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

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Visiting Scholar Program, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

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

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

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

Applications are due Sep 30, 2017!

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

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


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

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


Research interests in at least one of the following:

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



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

Applications close on February 14th, 2018.

Download/Read full job description and how to apply.

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



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

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Library Clerk, LibGig, Chicago, IL

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

Responsibilities:

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



Qualifications:

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


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

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

THE LIBRARIES

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

 

UW TACOMA LIBRARY

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

 

UW TACOMA

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

 

THE POSITION

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

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

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

 

Preferred

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

 

 

SALARY 

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

 

RANK 

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

 

BENEFITS 

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

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

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

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

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Librarian, University of Washington Tacoma, Seattle, WA

Title:                First Year Experience Librarian

Location:        University of Washington Tacoma 

THE LIBRARIES

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

 

UW TACOMA LIBRARY

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

 

UW TACOMA

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

 

THE POSITION

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

 

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

 

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

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

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

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

 

Preferred

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

 

SALARY

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

 

RANK

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

 

BENEFITS

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

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

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

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

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Library Information Associate, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

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

Duties:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

 

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

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Circulation Assistant, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

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

 

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

 

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

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

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


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

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

Click here for the full job description.

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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Volunteer Opportunity, Boston Book Festival, Boston, MA

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

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

THE OPPORTUNITY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TO APPLY

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

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

Please submit cover letter and resume by email.

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

Connie Chin

President

Norman B. Leventhal Map Center

700 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116

617.859.2506

info@leventhalmap.org

View full document here.

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Program Advocate, MASSCreative, Boston, MA

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

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

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

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

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

Major Responsibilities:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Location: Boston MA

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

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

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Administrative Assistant, MASSCreative, Boston, MA

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

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

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

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

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

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

LOCATION: Boston MA

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Event Format 

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

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

Student Attendees

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

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

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Metadata Manager, Harvard Business School Publishing, Boston, MA

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

HE Metadata Structure 

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


Intake and Record Setup 

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



Management and Governance 

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


Stewardship 

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

Please apply online.

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

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

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

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

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

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

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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

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

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

The conference will be organized around the following broad themes:

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Follow @hathitrust, tweet with #HTRCUC18

https://www.hathitrust.org/htrc_uncamp2018

January 25-26, 2018
Berkeley, CA

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

The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) invites proposals for the 2018 HTRC UnCamp <https://www.hathitrust.org/htrc_uncamp2018> to be held from January 25-26th, 2018 at the University of California, Berkeley. Proposals for panel presentations, lightning talks, and posters may address any aspect of digital text collections, computational text analysis, copyright and open access, digital pedagogy, and related topics, especially as these relate to the HTRC.


Priority Submission Deadline: October 15, 2017


TOPICS AND FORMATS

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

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



Proposals may include the following formats:

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


About the HathiTrust Research Center and the HTRC UnCamp:

The HTRC<https://www.hathitrust.org/htrc> is a collaborative research center launched jointly by Indiana University and the University of Illinois, along with the HathiTrust Digital Library, to help meet the technical challenges of dealing with massive amounts of digital text that researchers face by developing cutting-edge software tools and cyberinfrastructure to enable advanced computational access to the growing digital record of human knowledge.


In years past, the HTRC UnCamp has brought researchers, developers, instructors, and information professionals together to showcase innovative research, participate in hands-on coding and demonstration sessions, and build community around themes of computational text analysis, digital humanities, and digital pedagogy.


Submission Guidelines

Proposals should be submitted through EasyChair.


Please create an account at EasyChair first if you do not have one already at https://easychair.org/account/signup.cgi


EasyChair Link for HTRC UnCamp Submissions:

https://easychair.org/cfp/HTRCUnCamp2018


The following information should be included in proposals:

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

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Metadata & Research Librarian, LAC Federal, Washington DC

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS: 

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

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Digital Projects Librarian, LAC Federal, Beltsville, MD

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

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

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

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Business Ontology Analyst, Dun & Bradstreet, Waltham, MA

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

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

For more information, see here.

Key Responsibilities:  

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

Key Requirements:  

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

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Call for Papers: Libri

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

  

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

 

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

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System Director, North Country Library System, Watertown, NY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BASIC FUNCTION

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

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

 

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

 

Requirements:

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

 

 Apply here:

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications

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

Full/Part Time

Full Time

How to Apply

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Library Science Intern, Self Esteem Boston, Boston, MA

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

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

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

Required education:

  • Bachelor's


Required submittal forms:

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

 

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Library Director, Middleborough Public Library, Middleborough, MA

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

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

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

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

Qualifications

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

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

MLS

Salary

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

Closing Date

November 3, 2017

How to Apply

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

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Library Director, Chichester Town Library, Chichester, NH

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

 

Description

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

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

 

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

Educational/Professional Requirements

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

 

Skills Required

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

 

Salary

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

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

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

 

Chichester is an equal opportunity employer.

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Call for Book Reviewers: Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Librarian, Murdock Middle & High Schools, Winchendon, MA

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

Apply to the job online

Requirements:

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

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Division Chief, Materials Management, Arlington, VA

Salary: Negotiable

Location: Arlington *METRO-accessible*, VA

Job Type: Full-Time

Department:Department of Libraries

Job Number: 0712-18A-LIB-HQ

Closing: 10/5/2017 11:59 PM Eastern

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

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

The major duties of this position include:

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

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

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

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

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Digital Learning Research Assistant, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

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

 

Compensation: $15/hr

 

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

 

Job Duties & Requirements:

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

 

Start Date:

ASAP

 

End Date:

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

 

Contact information:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Maura Ferrarini, Learning & Assessment Designer

maura_ferrarini@harvard.edu

 

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

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Call for Papers: MOSITS'17, Moscow, Russia

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

 https://www.mosits.org/


SCOPE

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

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

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


TOPICS

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

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

2. Information Technology in Social Science

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

3. Information Technology in Art&Humanities

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



SUBMISSION AND DECISION

You may submit your paper online using address https://www.mosits.org/submission/. Submitted papers should be related with one or more of the Conference topics: Information Technology in Natural Science, Social Science, and Art&Humanities.
In addition, submitted papers (until 8-page limit) must comply with the requested format (download a DOC example) be written in English, must not have been published before, not be under review for any other conference or publication and not include any information leading to the authors' identification.

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

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


PUBLICATION AND INDEXING

To ensure that an accepted paper will be published, at least one of the authors must be fully registered by the 10th of October 2017, and the paper must comply with the suggested layout and page-limit (until 10 pages). Additionally, all recommended changes must be addressed by the authors before they submit the camera-ready version.

No more than one paper per registration will be published. An extra fee must be paid for publication of additional papers, with a maximum of one additional paper per registration. One registration permits only the participation of one author in the conference.

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

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


IMPORTANT DATES

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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Librarian I, LAC Federal, Washington D.C.

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

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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


QUALIFICATIONS:

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


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

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

$14.00 - $14.01 Hourly Wage

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

Framingham State University is committed to Inclusive Excellence through collaborative and sustainable partnerships with faculty, staff, students and the greater community. At FSU, we encourage a supportive, diverse and collaborative environment in which we learn from each other through informed and open communication, institutional practices and community engagement. FSU provides a culturally relevant education that includes a beautiful campus with 53 undergraduate and graduate programs, a highly personalized teaching environment, and unparalleled commitment to excellence in diversity and inclusion.
Framingham State University is honored to be recognized for the third consecutive year as a recipient of the INSIGHT into Diversity prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award. The HEED award is the only national recognition honoring colleges and universities that exhibit outstanding efforts and success in the area of diversity and inclusion throughout their campuses.

Visit http://www.framingham.edu/careers to learn more about employment opportunities at Framingham State University.


Job Description:
Framingham State University is seeking applicants for a part-time Digital Repository Assistant for 15 hours per week. The Framingham State Digital Commons repository contains an eclectic collection of digital research assets and archival materials. The Framingham State University Digital Commons Repository can be viewed at: http://digitalcommons.framingham.edu

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

Duties include:

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



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

Framingham State University conducts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) checks relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, as well as Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as an adult or juvenile on final candidates prior to an offer of employment for all positions. Framingham State University requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude your application from receiving further consideration.
Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:
Candidates must apply online by submitting a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

For full consideration, application materials must be received by September 20, 2017.
Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.

Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or humanresources@framingham.edu.

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

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

 

Education/Experience:

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


Communication Ability:

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


Reasoning Ability:

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


Physical Demands:

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


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


Contact Us: srose@hbs.edu

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Library Director, Leominster Public Library, Leominster, MA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excellent benefits package including starting four weeks paid vacation.

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

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

 

Wendy Hurley, HR Director

City Hall

25 West Street

Leominster, MA 01453

whurley@leominster-ma.gov

EOE/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION 

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Librarian, Reference, Plymouth Public Library, Plymouth, MA

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

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

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

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

Apply here.

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Event Volunteers, Brookline Public Library, Brookline, MA

**Brookline Public Library Looking for Event Volunteers**
 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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Youth Librarian, Kingston Community Library, Kingston, NH

The Kingston Community Library seeks an energetic, creative Youth Librarian to provide exceptional services for children and teens. Duties include programming, circulation, collection development, reference and reader's advisory, and outreach. We are looking for someone who can act independently, focus on customer needs, and provide excellent customer service and programming.

Duties:

Directs and performs children's and young adult library services, programs, collection development and public relations, including publicity, displays, calendar of activities and services; promotes children's and young adult library services through outreach programs to schools, daycares and other community groups.

An incumbent in this position consistently demonstrates:

  1. Advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of library service functions in a public library setting;
  2. Working knowledge of children's literature and children's programming;
  3. Working knowledge of computer networks, software and hardware, and databases used in public library operations;
  4. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office;
  5. Ability to deal effectively with Town staff, youth and the public;
  6. Ability to train staff and public in the use of library computers;
  7. Ability to develop innovative and interesting youth programs;
  8. Ability to handle multiple projects and details;
  9. Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

Qualifications: MLS in Library Science with an emphasis on children's programming. A bachelor's in Child Development, Education or related field from an accredited college or university may be considered; experience working in a library and working knowledge of library practices and procedures.

Must be able to work at a desk thirty-two (32) to thirty-six (36) inches high, carry heavy armloads of books, use stairs, and reach all shelves with or without the aid of a step-stool.

 

Full time position with benefits. Some evenings and 2 Saturdays per month required.

Salary negotiable.

 

Resumes will be considered through Friday, October 13.

 

Kingston is a historic town in southeastern New Hampshire with a population of approximately 7,500. 

 

Send resume, cover letter, and three references to:

director@kingston-library.org

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The application deadline is October 2, 2017.

Apply online

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

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

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

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


Requirements:

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


Additional Information:

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

STARTING DATE: ASAP

North Shore Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.


Application Instructions:

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

Apply here.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Social Media Intern, Simmons Leadership Conference, Boston, MA

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

Responsibilities 

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


Expectations 

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


Requirements 

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

Applicaton Instructions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Days: 9 to 13 
Time: 10AM to 2PM 

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

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

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

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

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

Days: 23 to 27 
Time: 10AM to 2PM 

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

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

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

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

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Teen Services Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

TEEN SERVICES LIBRARIAN

(GRADUATE LIBRARIAN 2)

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

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

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

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

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

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

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

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

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

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Red Sox STEM Career Fair, Boston, MA

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

Closing Date: Available immediately. Open until filled.

 

Send: Forward resume and letter of application to:

Jaclyn Powers, Assistant Director

powers@noblenet.org

Lucius Beebe Memorial Library

345 Main Street

Wakefield, MA 01880

 

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Revolution 250 Coordinator, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA

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

Relevant skills include:

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

The ideal candidate will have:

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

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

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

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

3rd CALL FOR PAPERS

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

Latest Updates:

1) Submission deadline extended to 10 October 2017

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

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

4) Program Committee has been updated

5) Registration opens during the last week of September



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



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

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



Important Dates:

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



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


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



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



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



Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

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



Keynote Speakers:

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

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



Submission Instructions:

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


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


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


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


Travel Grants:

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


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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Overall Expectations:

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


Delving into the skills...

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


Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities include:

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


QUALIFICATIONS:

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


COMPETENCIES:

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


Reasons you should apply...

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


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

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

Application Instructions:

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

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Electronic Resources Access Librarian, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

Wage/Salary: $52,715 - $62,730

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

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

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

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

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

Requirements:

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


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

Background checks are required for all positions.

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

Application Instructions:

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSES Friday October 6, 2017

 

 

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

           

Cyndi Desrochers, Director

North Kingstown Free Library

100 Boone St.

North Kingstown, RI 02852

 

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

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

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

DUTIES

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

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

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

Preferred

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

HOURS

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

 

SALARY

$15.00/hour

 

TO APPLY

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

 

CONTACT

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

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

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

 

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

 

This position is for you if:

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Hourly Rate: $16.50

 

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


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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Experience and Skills Sought:

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

Work Requirements/Benefits Information:

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

To Apply:

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

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

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

Research and Instruction Librarian- International Business and Data Specialist

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

 

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

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

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

 

About Ginn Library:

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

 

About the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy:

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

 

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

 

Required Qualifications:

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

 

Preferred Qualifications:

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

 

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

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Internships, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT

We encourage you to apply for our Library Internship!

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

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

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

Internships are unpaid unless otherwise specified.

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

Expression of Interest: Library and Information Studies undergraduate programmes

 

Curriculum and assessment writers    

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

Content reviewers

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

The specific roles required are:

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

Library Assistant

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

 

Responsibilities include:

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

Hours:

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

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

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

F: 8 am-5 pm

Su: 12 pm-5:30 pm

 

Pay:

$14.00 per hour

 

Requirements

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

Email resume and cover letter to:

Mackenzie Davison

Head of Access Services

mdavison@pmc.edu

(617) 731-7081 


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

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

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

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

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

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

Preferred

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

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

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

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

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Elmar W. Seibel Scholarship

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

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Library Reference Assistant, MCPHS University, Worcester, MA

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

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

 

Responsibilities: 

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

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

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

 

Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor.

 

Qualifications:

Required: 

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

Desired: 

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

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

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

HEAD, TECHNICAL SERVICES, ABBOT PUBLIC LIBRARY, MARBLEHEAD, MA

SUMMARY

Reporting to the Library Director, the Head, Technical Services has responsibility for supervising, coordinating, participating in, and continuously improving all Technical Services operations, including ordering, receiving, paying, cataloging, processing and related activities. This person will be a key member of the Library's management team, as the organization develops its vision for the future, including a major facility upgrade. The full-time work schedule includes some evenings and weekends.

The Town of Marblehead is a coastal community, 18 miles north of Boston, with a notable historical heritage, a lively cultural scene, ample natural beauty and strong support for its public library.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Directly supervises staff whose primary responsibilities are in the Technical Services area; coordinates the Technical Services activities of staff whose responsibilities are equally or primarily in other areas. Participates in and/or oversees the training and onboarding of all staff with responsibilities in Technical Services.
  • Provides and/or oversees the production of records for all materials ordered, received, cataloged and processed to be added to the Library's collections.  Oversees the disposition of materials to be removed from the Library's collections.
  • Tracks expenditure of Library's materials budget by individual selectors. Coordinates and oversees payment of invoices for materials purchased.
  • In consultation with Library Director, interfaces with NOBLE and other vendors regarding the Library's computer equipment and systems; arranges for maintenance and repair services, as needed. Keeps inventory of Library's computer equipment.
  • Participates in Reference Service, as scheduled.
  • Stays informed regarding current issues and trends related to library technical services.
  • Provides input on Technical Services issues for Director, as needed.
  • In coordination with the Head, Public Services, oversees daily operation of the Library in Director's absence.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and complexity as requested.

 

QUALIFICATIONS
A Master's Degree in Library Science, with a minimum of 1 - 3 years experience in a library technical services supervisory position. Advanced skills in working with library computer system records; flexibility; dependability; ability to function effectively as both a team member and team leader; Excellent computer literacy and knowledge of emerging technology. Ability to lift up to 20 lbs. and stand for extended periods.

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

CLOSING DATE
Open until filled. Preference given to applications received by September 29th, 2017.

APPLICATIONS
Please email a letter of interest and resume to:
Patricia Rogers, Director, Abbot Public Library, at rogers@noblenet.org

Mailing address is:
235 Pleasant Street
Marblehead, MA 01945

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Digital Collections Program Manager, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

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

 

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

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

 

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

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Research and Instruction Librarian, Simmons College, Boston, MA

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

Key Work Activities:

Teaching & Learning

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

Research Services

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

Collections & Resources

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

Engagement

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

Professional Development/Service

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

 

Required Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications: 

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

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

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

Peterborough Town Library

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

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

Compensation: $16.00-$23.00 per hour DOE

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

 

About the position: 

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

 

Job Duties and Required Skills:

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

 

SKILLS EXPERIENCE/TRAINING REQUIRED:

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

 

CLOSING DATE:

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

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

Website:  http://peterboroughtownlibrary.org

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LISTING NUMBER 17-AV-03

Posting Date: 11 September 2017

Closing Date: 22 September 2017 

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

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

The Audiovisual Archives has openings for two interns to work 16 hours per week. Please include the following materials in your application:

  • Cover letter stating why you are interested in an internship in the Audiovisual Archives and expected graduation date. Please include the listing number, 17-AV-03, in the cover letter.
  • Résumé
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Application form (attached)

Closing date for this posting is 22 September 2017. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications are accepted electronically with the subject line stating "AV Internship Application-17-AV-03-[Your Name]" to laurie.austin[at]nara.gov. 

Candidates must be US citizens currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, ideally in archival studies, public history, or a program in media arts with a strong audiovisual focus. Interns will receive a monthly stipend (e.g., $560 for part time, 16 hours/week) paid on the 15th of the month. The internship will begin on or around October 15, 2017. The hours are Monday through Friday, 9-5:00. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Preferred

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

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

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

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

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

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

PT Assistant Librarian, Lynn Campus Library

Non-benefited, MCCC unit position

20 hours per week, Work schedule to be determined. 

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


Requirements:

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

Additional Information:

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

STARTING DATE:  ASAP

North Shore Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Application Instructions:

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

Apply now.

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

Director, Assessment and Planning

Librarian III or IV

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

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

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

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

Example of Duties:

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

Required Qualifications:

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

SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE 

Application Instructions:

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

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

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Public Services Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

The Worcester Public Library is seeking candidates for the position of Public Services Librarian! This position is a beginning professional position working under the supervision of a Public Services Supervisor with overall oversight by the Public Services Coordinator. The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills and have experience working with diverse populations in an urban community. The candidate will assist with all aspects of adult services in a busy department, including providing customer assistance at various service points. This position participates in development of adult collections, programming and outreach activities, and information literacy instruction.

For a Full Job Description Visit: http://tinyurl.com/mywpl-jobs

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education: MLS from a library school accredited by the American Library Association or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Experience: Relevant experience will be considered.

Schedule: Includes evening and weekend assignments and working at other locations.

License: Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner. A valid driver's license is required.

CORI/SORI: Must pass a Criminal/Sex Offender Background check.

Other: Ability to work with the public for periods of a minimum of two hours at a time while maintaining good communication.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Language: Second language

Other: Knowledge in any of the following subject areas: marketing, business, health, journalism, social service, and web technology

To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter on or before Friday, September 22, 2017 to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. EOE/ AA employer.