SLIS Jobline

YOUR SOURCE FOR PROFESSIONAL, PRE-PROFESSIONAL, AND INTERNSHIP POSITIONS

Research Intern, Analysis Group, Inc., Boston, MA

Headline: Business/Legal Research Internship (Paid)

Job title: Research Intern 

Department: Marketing

Office location: Boston, MA (111 Huntington Avenue, 14th Floor)

Time commitment: 15 - 30 hours/week (2-3 month commitment) hours available Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5: 30 pm 

Hourly rate: $20.00/hour

 

Summary:

The Research Intern will work closely with and under the guidance of the Marketing Department's research team in the Boston office of economic consulting firm Analysis Group.  Analysis Group has been recognized as a best place to work in several top surveys and has received an Employees' Choice Award in the small and medium business (SMB) category of Glassdoor.com's national Best Places to Work listing. 

 

The team's researchers are librarians embedded within the firm's Marketing Department, where they provide business development and legal research support to the firm. The Research Intern will be trained by the research team on our approach to searching sources including Lexis Advance, Westlaw, CourtLink, Bloomberg Law, and select news/online resources. The Research Intern will support efforts to capture background on Analysis Group's affiliated experts, potential experts, and opposing experts. Typical assignments will include searching for and reviewing expert reports/testimony submitted in various court matters, retrieving relevant decisions and other court filings, organizing and storing the results, and preparing background on potential expert witnesses in support of various business development projects. 

 

The Research Intern will have the opportunity to attend our weekly research team meetings. The Intern will also have the opportunity to shadow team members as they conduct various legal, company/industry, and business development-related research.  This internship also provides the unique opportunity for students to observe firsthand how research can help direct and further business development initiatives.

 

This role is ideal for a candidate who is intellectually curious; enjoys searching; is tenacious about looking for information; understands the importance of using only the most authoritative resources; is capable of filtering through/reviewing large amounts of data; and has the ability to problem-solve with a very high level of attention to detail and accuracy.

 

Relationships

  • Report to a designated member of the Research Team

  • Support the Research Team in fulfilling research requests from consulting staff and the marketing team 

 

Qualifications

  • Excellent written/spoken English

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Must be able to organize, plan and work on multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize work, meet deadlines, and be flexible in order to respond to shifting demands

  • Exhibit a desire to learn, participate and take ownership for workload

  • Familiarity searching databases 

  • Interest in legal research

 

Application Process:

Please send a cover letter and resume to Bridget Lonergan at bridget.lonergan@analysisgroup.com



Opportunities for Current Students | leave a comment


Technical Services Librarian, SAILS Library Network, Lakeville, MA

Working in a team environment, the SAILS Technical Services Librarian assists with the ongoing support of the bibliographic database and digital services managed by the SAILS library network. This position works closely with the Network Cataloger and Executive Director to coordinate centralized cataloging and record maintenance for the network; perform database management; and provide support in the areas of cataloging, acquisitions, and serials for member libraries. This position also oversees and supports SAILS digital and electronic collections. The Technical Services Librarian reports to the Executive Director.

 

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for establishing and reviewing metadata procedures and practices for the SAILS Digital History Collection.

  • Serves as liaison with member libraries to promote participation in the SAILS Digital History Collection.

  • Provides support for SAILS electronic resource collections.

  • Provides support to member libraries, troubleshoots ILS issues, and runs reports in the areas of cataloging, acquisitions and serials.

  • Responsible for batch loading and global editing of database records.

  • Works on special cataloging and database cleanup projects for the SAILS member libraries.

  • Keeps abreast of cataloging rules, local/national standards and trends, as well as emerging technologies through reading, webinars, trainings, conference attendance, etc.

  • In conjunction with the Network Cataloger, develops the format and content of appropriate cataloging workshops for SAILS libraries.

  • Assists with the creation of documentation for member libraries.

  • Assists with meetings and presentations, under the direction of the Executive Director.

  • Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent.

  • Extensive knowledge of current cataloging practices and rules. Experience should include original cataloging, using AACR2 and RDA, Dublin Core, and LCSH; knowledge of cataloging standards for digital formats; and familiarity with established and emerging metadata standards.

  • Experience working on digitization projects is preferred.

  • Knowledge of Digital Asset Management software is preferred.
    Strong technology skills are required.

  • Experience working with an automated library management system, preferably Symphony Workflows.

  • Knowledge of trends in electronic resource licensing and purchase models is desirable.

  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative.

  • Ability to work with large groups with varying cataloging experience.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Valid Driver's License and vehicle with current insurance coverage. Work-related mileage will be reimbursed at the current IRS rate.



Salary: $49,031 - $66,443

How to Apply:

Submit a cover letter and resume as a PDF by email to employment@sailsinc.org with the subject line: Technical Services Librarian.

Open until filled. Preference given to applications submitted by October 18, 2019.

Professional Job Listings in New England | leave a comment


Call for Papers: 16th International ISKO Conference (ISKO 2020): Knowledge Organization at the Interface

The conference will take place at Aalborg University, Department of Communication and Psychology, under the theme Knowledge organization at the interface.

 

The conference explores the connected themes of knowledge organization systems and their role in knowledge organization, knowledge sharing, and information searching. The conference will consider practical solutions as well as the theory behind the design, development and implementation of knowledge organizing systems, ranging from controlled vocabularies, classification systems, metadata schemas through to ontologies and taxonomies.

 

Topics include:

  • Knowledge organization across domains, media and technologies

  • Knowledge organization as understanding and communication

  • Knowledge organization as a driver for development and change

 

We welcome proposals for full papers, short papers, posters, round table discussions, and workshops. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

 

More information at isko.aau.dk

We look forward to welcoming the KO community to Aalborg, Denmark.

 

Marianne Lykke (chair)

Tanja Svarre (Co-chair)

Mette Skov (Co-chair)

 

Key Dates

Deadline for submission of abstract for first review: October 1st, 2019

Notification for acceptance of abstracts for further development: October 25th, 2019

Deadline for submission of full papers, short papers or poster for final review: February 1st, 2020

Notification for acceptance of full papers, short papers, and posters: March 6th, 2020

 

Deadline for submission of round table discussions and workshop proposal: February 1st, 2020

Notification for acceptance of round table discussions and workshop proposal: March 6th, 2020

Call for Submissions | leave a comment


Desk Assistant (F/T), Tufts Library, Weymouth, MA

The Weymouth Public Libraries seeks a motivated, enthusiastic team player with superior customer service skills to join our circulation staff at Tufts Library, the main branch and busiest library in Weymouth. Performs responsible and varied clerical library services in the circulation of books, periodicals, materials, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, and related collection items; performs clerical-administrative work; and assists patrons in using library services and facilities.

 

Supervision

Receives oral or written instructions from the Head of Circulation, plans work according to established procedures, prioritizes tasks within work assignment.

 

Job Environment

Work is performed under typical office and library conditions; work environment is moderately quiet; occasionally required to work outside of normal business hours. In addition, may be required to work on weekends, when staffing levels and staffing situations dictate.

 

Operates computer and other standard office equipment. Works within a complex automated resource sharing database used by the 28 libraries of the Old Colony Library Network.

 

Makes occasional contact with other town departments, vendors, library patrons, and other library organizations; contacts are by phone, in person, and in writing, and require excellent customer service skills.

 

Essential Functions

The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

  • Acts as a first point of contact for all patrons
  • Assists patrons with general questions about library and in the use of materials
  • Greets visitors to the library
  • Answers telephones and directs calls
  • Answers patrons' inquiries regarding their accounts or reserving museum passes
  • Helps patrons locate library materials or sends them to reader services.

 

  • Charges, discharges and inspects library books, materials and equipment
  • Sorts and shelves books and periodicals
  • Sends overdue notices
  • Collects fees for lost library cards and lost or damaged library materials.

 

  • Uses database-generated reports to maintain the integrity of the library collection
  • Periodically weeds collection, removing outdated or damaged materials or equipment.

 

  • Assists persons in registering for library membership including processing membership applications
  • Enters and retrieves member and circulation information via library automation system
  • Provides orientation to new patrons related to services provided by libraries.

 

  • Processes materials newly cataloged for the library collection.
  • Operates disk repair machine to clean or repair DVDs and CDs.

 

  • May be asked to prepare promotional materials or help create displays to promote use of library collection, programs and services.

 

Recommended Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

Education: A high school diploma or GED required with a four-year degree preferred.

Experience: Previous work experience within a library setting is a plus.

 

Knowledge, Ability and Skill

Knowledge: Knowledge of library clerical procedures and practices and general principles of library technical system

 

Ability and Skill: Ability to interpret instructions both in written and oral form; ability to apply principles of library system to solve practical problems and to respond to routine information requests; typing, filing, data entry and general mathematical skills. Ability to work with a diverse population by providing superior customer service. Ability to create a welcoming environment for all.

 

Physical Requirements

Light physical effort required in carrying and shelving books, and in performing other typical library functions. Frequent standing, walking, bending, reaching, and climbing. Ability to operate a keyboard at an efficient speed. Frequently required to sit and talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move materials weighing up to 20 pounds.

  

Salary

Salary starts at $29,671.59 and increases over 9 steps to $42,172.83

 

Closing Date

10/3/2019

 

How to Apply

The first step in applying for a job with the Town of Weymouth is to fill out a job application. All successful applicants must have an official Town of Weymouth job application form on file regardless of the position for which they are applying. The job application form can be found at https://www.weymouth.ma.us/human-resources/pages/employment-opportunities.

 

Applicants interested in applying can send their resume and application either by fax to 781-682-3561, by email to jobs@weymouth.ma.us, or by mail or in person to Human Resources, 182 Green Street, N. Weymouth, MA 02191. Questions can be directed to Human Resources at 781-340-5010

 

Pre-professional Positions | Public Positions | leave a comment


Reference and Digital Services Librarian, Congressional Research Service (CRS), Washington, D.C.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is currently offering an opportunity as a Reference and Digital Services Librarian as part of its 2019 Graduate Recruit Program­. 

 

CRS works exclusively for the United State Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation.  As shared staff to congressional committees and Members of Congress CRS experts assist at every stage of the legislative process--from the early considerations that precede bill drafting, through committee hearings and floor debate, to the oversight of enacted laws and various agency activities.   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. 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.

 

The program is open to students currently enrolled in an advanced degree program.  Initial appointments of up to 120 days. Selectees who perform successfully may be considered for permanent placement with CRS when they complete their graduate degree requirements.

 

Application instructions and selection and evaluation criteria can be found in the vacancy announcement, https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/545344400Applications must be received by October 9, 2019.

 

The Graduate Recruit Program seeks to attract a diverse pool of highly qualified candidates.  Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Please contact Eliamelisa Gonzalez at CRSGraduateRecruit@crs.loc.gov or (202) 707-6399 if you have any questions.

 

Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Processing Page, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

The Watertown Free Public Library is in search of a library page to process incoming library materials at our busy library. The processing page is responsible for preparing new library materials before they are put on the shelves to be checked out by patrons.

Processing library materials generally consists of:

  • Unboxing new materials

  • Covering new books in mylar sleeves

  • Labeling and tagging new materials

  • Basic data entry

  • Placing materials in order

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists in processing library materials

  • Sorts library materials by type

  • Places materials on rolling book trucks

  • Returns materials to appropriate shelves or other locations within the library.

  • Shelf reads and straightens assigned collections on a regular basis to maintain order of collections

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Computer competency to use proprietary library software for data entry

  • Ability to follow instructions

  • Attention to detail

  • Strong English language reading and writing skills

  • Ability to alphabetize

  • Ability to use Dewey Decimal Classification system to place materials in proper order

  • Accuracy, promptness, and reliability

 

This is an at-will part time (10 hours/week) position with no benefits. The hourly rate is $12.00.

To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and list of three references in one PDF file to Caitlin Browne, Assistant Director at cbrowne@watertown-ma.gov.

 

Pre-professional Positions | Public Positions | leave a comment


Reproducibility Librarian, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida seek a Reproducibility Librarian to develop an institutional strategy for education and support of transdisciplinary research reproducibility and open science. This position will be located in the Health Science Center Library (HSCL) in Gainesville.

 

Position Summary

The Reproducibility Librarian is a year-round tenure-track library faculty position. The person who fills this position leads in designing and implementing a multifaceted program to enhance campus-wide efforts to promote and improve research reproducibility from design to dissemination.  The Reproducibility Librarian participates as an active member of library- and campus-wide teams to develop programming for and support information retrieval/storage, data science, and research.

 

The incumbent will provide interdisciplinary information consultation services in a variety of modes, design workshops to promote research reproducibility, perform course-integrated instruction, and participate in the Health Science Center Library's teaching program. The position is responsible for special projects as assigned, such as new service development and evaluation, and development of web-based resources. The librarian works collaboratively in group efforts and maintains professional relationships with faculty, students and colleagues.

 

The Smathers Libraries encourage faculty and staff participation in reaching management decisions. Consequently, the Reproducibility Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students, staff and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and collaborative society, the Libraries are actively seeking candidates who bring culturally-rich lived experiences to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, and perspectives.

 

The Smathers Libraries recently committed to a new strategic direction of engaging with diverse populations within the University and local community while ensuring that the Libraries are a safe, supportive and welcoming learning environment for all users. The Reproducibility Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

 

Application Instructions

The search will remain open until October 24, 2019, review of applications will begin on October 3, 2019. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Address inquiries to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

 

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Call for Speakers and Panelists: Digital Commonwealth's 14th Annual Conference

The Digital Commonwealth's 14th Annual Conference will be held on Tuesday April 7th, 2020 at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Digital Commonwealth's Conference Committee invites interested speakers to submit abstracts of 1 page or less in length for presentations centered around the theme: Contextual Conversations: Representation and Digital Practice.

 

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Contextualizing collections concerning underrepresented communities
  • Collaboration with underrepresented communities
  • Developing inclusive discovery tools
  • Issues and opportunities in the role of interpretation
  • Curation of digital collections.

 

Sessions will be 1 hour in length and may be individual presentations, a proposal to serve on a panel, or 2-3 speakers may submit a joint proposal for a panel or moderated discussion.

 

Speakers who can conduct a demonstration or have an exhibit associated with their work are strongly encouraged to submit. Demonstration/exhibit space will be provided at no charge. A short description of proposed demonstration/exhibit material must be included in the abstract.

 

Abstracts should be submitted by email no later than Tuesday October 1, 2019 to digitalcommonwealth@gmail.com. Please email any questions to the same address.

 

About Digital Commonwealth

Digital Commonwealth is a non-profit collaborative organization that provides resources and services to support the creation, management, and dissemination of cultural heritage materials held by Massachusetts libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives. Digital Commonwealth currently has nearly 200 member institutions from across the state.

 

Digital Commonwealth's mission is to provide access to thousands of images, documents, and sound recordings that have been digitized by member institutions so that they may be available to researchers, students, and the general public. Digital Commonwealth provides a single point of online access to digital assets hosted by Massachusetts cultural institutions. It also serves as a repository for hosting an institution's content. Free digitization services are provided by the Boston Public Library as part of the Library for the Commonwealth program. Our member institutions include libraries, museums, historical societies, archives, research institutions, and other organizational repositories of our cultural heritage.  

 

Massachusetts Collections Online: digitalcommonwealth.org

Membership and Programming: digitalcommonwealth.wildapricot.org

Call for Submissions | leave a comment


Part-Time Reference Assistant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Department of Distinctive Collections houses one of the premier collections on the history of science and technology in the United States. The Reference Assistant will work under the direction of the Archivist for Researcher Services to support reference, access, instruction, and outreach activities.

 

Tasks may vary, but will include:

  • Work at the reference desk, maintain reading room, reference supplies and records
  • Respond to remote and on-site questions
  • Support public services activities, including reference, access, outreach, and instruction

 

Qualifications

Required:

  • Ability to work independently and with a team important.
  • One year experience doing reference in archives or special collections.
  • Accuracy and an eye for detail very important.
  • Must be able to lift record carton size boxes (up to 40 lbs.).
  • Customer service experience.
  • Tolerance for a high degree of ambiguity.

Preferred:

  • Experience conducting research in archives, libraries, and on the internet.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Notepad, Aleph, ArchivesSpace, and Adobe applications.
  • An appreciation for history. 

 

Through June 30, 2020 (available immediately)

Hours: 24 hours per week, Monday-Thursday between 9:30 AM and 4:30 PM 

Salary: $18 per hour.

 

Walking distance from MIT/Kendall MBTA stop (Red Line) and #1 MBTA bus

 

To Apply:

Email resume to:

Nora Murphy

nmurphy@mit.edu

https://libraries.mit.edu/distinctive-collections/

 

Archive Positions | Opportunities for Current Students | leave a comment


Innkeeping Assistants (2), The Beech Tree Inn, Brookline, MA

Small bed and breakfast within short walking distance of Coolidge Corner, Brookline Village, Boston University and Longwood Medical Area seeks evening Innkeeper for multiple 2:30 - 8 p.m. shifts/week. 

 

Responsibilities include welcoming and orienting guests, light administrative and house organization, and tidying/preparation of dining spaces. Our guests are educated, interesting, and kind; many are affiliated with local universities and hospitals. 

 

This position has been a good fit for graduate students and/or health science professionals balancing early-career clinic hours with part-time employment. Please note duties include a mix of administrative and hands-on front of house and back of house hospitality tasks: this is not solely a "front desk" position and requires mental and physical agility paired with the strong time-management skills and an ability to move energetically from task to task.

 

For a self-driven, independent problem-solver with a genuine desire to be helpful and natural attention to detail and logistics, this is straight-forward, rewarding work in a warm and comfortable environment peopled by fascinating travelers. [Part-time or full-time]

 

To apply for this position, please contact Janette at  janette@thebeechtreeinn.com. Resumes accompanied by a brief/informal statement of interest are welcome.

Opportunities for Current Students | leave a comment


Project Archivist for the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Northeastern University School of Law seeks a skilled and innovative professional for a two-year fulltime grant-funded archivist.  This position reports to the Head of Special Collections and University Archivist in the University Libraries and a School of Law faculty member and supports the work of the Civil Rights & Restorative Justice project (CRRJ).

 

CRRJ collects and compiles data on racially-motivated violence in the mid-twentieth century. To date, CRRJ's preliminary academic and journalistic investigations into about 500 cases of racial homicides has generated over 20,000 items-- records captured from the pages of legal documents, political pamphlets, personal letters, photographs, scrapbooks, audio/video interviews, genealogical information, census records, maps, newspapers, vital statistics, and records from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Justice, and state and local governmental agencies. The Project holds the country's most extensive collection of written and visual materials on this historical period.

 

Informed by Archives best practices and in collaboration with CRRJ's faculty, staff, and students, this position is tasked with taking this extensive digital and analog collection of evidence and organizing it for maximum usability--to facilitate the stories contained within to come alive. The position will organize and develop clear classification systems and facilitate appropriate public access to the material.

 

The position will develop policies and procedures governing use of holdings; ensure intellectual property/copyright concerns are addressed within proper legal and policy frameworks; facilitate researcher access to the holdings; and work with professional staff on outreach, publications, and products promoting the holdings.  As a member of both the Law School team and the Library staff, the person will collaborate with colleagues in both groups, including serving on relevant committees and/or working groups, undertaking special projects as assigned, training and supervising students and part-time staff in both units as needed. The successful applicant will work well in a fast-paced academic setting and be comfortable as a project lead and in a team environment that includes students, academic faculty, and library professionals.

 

Duties 

  • Manage the collection
  • Arrange and describe formats of material, determine preservation and conservation best practices
  • Analyze copyright and privacy policies and issues for materials not in the public domain
  • Recommend delivery specifications for digitization
  • Ensure long term access through identification and resolution of problems in preservation of materials
  • Manage and ensure completion of grant commitments; hire, train and supervise student employees
  • Manage reference and research services, including use of material for classroom instruction and reproduction

 

  • Process the analog collection and cross-reference the contents of the analog and digital collections
  • Create a robust case inventory
  • Create and implement processing plans and metrics, re-format audio and video materials
  • Update finding aids

 

  • Create and Implement a Metadata schema for the digital collection. 
  • Create and manage imaging standards for digital objects, re-imaging if necessary
  • Develop workflows for new items to be entered into Northeastern's Digital Repository
  • Create easy-to-follow standards for future growth.

 

  • Promote the discovery, use and growth of the collection. 
  • Assist in disseminating information about collection
  • Write articles and blogs
  • Assist with writing grants for external support
  • Participate in events to promote the collection.

 

Qualifications

  • Master's degree from an ALA accredited library school or equivalent accredited advanced degree in related field with archival concentration. 

  • Broad understanding of trends in Archives and Special Collections as well as technical ability. 

  • Strong project management, planning, organizational, and supervisory skills. 

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and the ability to communicate effectively and empathetically with faculty, staff, and community partners.  

  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds and work in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible.

  • Direct processing and metadata creation experience

  • A solid understanding of copyright

  • Attention to detail; ability to manage time and complete projects in a timely manner

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of multiple teams with a broad range of colleagues

 

To apply, visit: https://careers.hrm.northeastern.edu/en-us/job/501657/project-archivist-for-the-civil-rights-and-restorative-justice-project, where details of the position's responsibilities, the University's outstanding benefits, and the salary range associated with this position are also available.

 

The Northeastern University Library supports the mission of the University by working in partnership with the University community to develop and disseminate new scholarship. The Library fosters intellectual and professional growth, enriches the research, teaching, and learning environment, and promotes the effective use of knowledge by managing and delivering information resources and services to library users.

 

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E‐Verify Employer.

Archive Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England | leave a comment


Digital Youth Scholar, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

The School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) at the University of Oklahoma (OU) seeks an innovative scholar in the area of digital youth for an open rank, tenured/tenure track faculty position. SLIS is expanding its strengths in digital youth scholarship through innovative teaching, research, and service.

 

Digital youth scholarship is an interdisciplinary area that investigates how contemporary children and young adults--who were born into and have grown up in this technology-rich society--learn, think, play, socialize, and engage in communities and the civic society.

 

Digital youth scholars possess knowledge and skills related to: child and youth developmental characteristics; digital media and technologies; learning and community engagement through libraries, archives, and museums; and understanding the critical role of data and information in youth lives and society in the digital age. This knowledge and these skills make them uniquely qualified to critically examine the complex nature of digital youth and their engagement with technology in all aspects of their lives.

 

Responsibilities:    

The successful applicant for this position will join the OU SLIS faculty in the education of undergraduate, master's and doctoral students in various capacities including teaching courses, supervising independent courses, advising, and serving on students' committees. The teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester. A successful candidate for this position will be able to teach required master's courses and develop new courses on digital literacy and ethics for youth. The new hire will also advise master's and Ph.D. students in the areas of digital youth, youth services, and public and school librarianship.

 

The faculty member will conduct scholarly research resulting in publications in peer reviewed journals, book chapters, edited books, books, and conference papers. Seeking opportunities for internal and external funding is also expected. Additionally, the candidate will be committed to engagement in service to the profession and in the shared governance within the university.

 

The position is based on the Norman campus and will begin August 16, 2020. The salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Oklahoma offers an excellent benefits program. For further benefits information please access the Human Resources website at http://hr.ou.edu/.

 

Qualifications:

Research

Successful candidates will (depending on rank):

  • Have a record of research and scholarship with current publications and a passion for developing innovative and cross-cutting research, publishing, participating in scholarly conferences, and pursuing external grant funding

  • Work collaboratively with internal and external faculty on cross-disciplinary digital youth related projects

  • Show impact through external and internal grant funding, scholarly recognition through expected channels such as citations by other researchers as measured by bibliometrics/altmetrics, invited lectures and presentations, and through awards (best conference paper, association awards, etc.)

 

Teaching and Service

Successful candidates will be able to:

  • Teach required and elective children's and youth services courses for the SLIS undergraduate and graduate programs

  • Develop new digital youth courses to expand and strengthen the graduate programs

  • Help guide the continual improvement of current degree programs

  • Advise master's and Ph.D. students

  • Serve on department, college, and university committees

  • Be actively involved in local, national, and international scholarly/professional library and information science organizations

  • Have interest and experience in the design and delivery of courses in a variety of formats including on-campus, interactive video, online, and blended.

 

Experience/Qualifications/Knowledge/Skills:

Required Qualifications

  • A completed doctorate in library and information science or related discipline.

  • An active and productive research program focused on digital youth related issues, commensurate to rank of candidate.

  • Knowledge of digital youth issues and research areas

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and skills essential to conducting research and teaching related to digital youth, including for example, child and youth developmental, digital media and technologies, digital literacy, and understanding the critical role of data and information in youth lives.

  • Evidence of excellence in teaching that engages students in digital youth and youth services in libraries and related topics, in both online and face to face environments, and using course management platforms.

  • Experience with collaborative, cross-disciplinary research and a record of extramural funding.

  • Leadership in research, instruction, and/or service.

 

Salary:

The salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Oklahoma offers an excellent benefits program. For further information please access the Human Resources website at http://hr.ou.edu/.

 

Application Instructions:

Applications should be submitted to https://apply.interfolio.com/67719 and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae; list of names and contact information for three professional references; statement of research including how the candidate would contribute to the digital youth research agenda of SLIS; and teaching statement including the candidate's experience teaching digital youth courses and their ideas for developing digital youth courses in the SLIS program. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.  Questions about the position may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. June Abbas at jmabbas@ou.edu.

 

About the University of Oklahoma:

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-RU/VH public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement. We embrace and encourage creativity and innovation in Oklahoma and beyond. We serve educational, cultural, economic and healthcare needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, and Tulsa Schusterman Center.  We have outstanding faculty with scholarly endeavors to improve the quality of life and health for Oklahomans, create startup companies and high-technology jobs, provide unique educational and clinical training experiences for students, and help us better understand and enjoy the world in which we live.

 

OU enrolls over 30,000 students and have more than 2,700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. OU has enrolled more National Merit Scholars last year than any other institution, public or private. OU also has a Research Campus that was named the No.1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013.

 

In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars, with 311 scholars and now boasts a 92% student retention rate. The University is home to the History of Science Collection, the Western History Collection, and renowned natural history and art museums. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No. I research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013.

 

About Norman, OK

The University of Oklahoma's beautiful, bustling campus is nestled in the heart of Norman, the state's third largest city, located just south of Oklahoma City. Norman combines the charm of a college town, the sophistication of a cosmopolitan city and the history and culture of the American West. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the "Best Places to Live" rankings. With a cost of living close to 15 percent less than the national average, Norman is a very affordable city. In fall 2014, Time ranked Norman the "least expensive city to raise children." For more information visit: http://soonerway.ou.edu and http://www.ou.edu/flipbook

 

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to:  admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

 

The University of Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Discovery Librarian, Lander University, Greenwood, SC

Institution: Lander University 

Location: Greenwood, SC 

Type: Faculty (promotional-track, non-tenure)  

Category: Librarian (Rank -- Assistant Librarian) 

 

Job Purpose: Coordinates research and discovery services in a small, student-centered, team environment.  

 

Job Duties:

  • Coordinates library reference/research services using existing and emerging technologies. 
  • Works to ensure that the library's subscription databases, e-journals and e-books are discoverable and accessible by users.
  • Teaches information literacy skills through a credit bearing 1 hour course, workshops, reference appointments, online tutorials, and web guides. 
  • Serves as a liaison to academic and campus departments according to library needs.
  • Participates in collection development projects.
  • Provides academic advisement to students by planning schedules, recommending courses, and referring them to other faculty and University offices based on their academic needs. 
  • Serves the larger university community through faculty and university committees.  

 

Qualifications: 

  • MLS degree from an American Libraries Association accredited institution of higher education. 
  • Ability to provide research and instruction services to undergraduate students.
  • Demonstrated experience or ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population of students, faculty and staff. 
  • Ability to translate the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education into practice. 

 

Application Instructions:

Applications must be submitted to Lisa Wiecki, Director of Library Services: lwiecki@lander.edu.

Applications should include a cover letter addressing your qualifications as applied to the responsibilities of this position, a comprehensive resume, the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references and college transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for initial application). Receipt of individual applications not acknowledged.  

 

Lander University is a tobacco-free campus.  All final candidates are subject to successfully completing background requirements.  Lander University is committed to equal opportunity employment and being an employer of choice.

Lander believes that corresponding differences within the faculty and staff, whether based on ethnicity, race, gender, religion, age, or other experiences, are tremendous assets to the role of Lander as an educational institution and within the community, region, and state.

Moreover, Lander is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. As a result, it is the policy and commitment of Lander that it will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or other protected characteristics.   AA / EOE / ADA / Title IX   

 

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Head of Youth Services, Stoneham Public Library, Stoneham, MA

The Board of Library Trustees and the Town of Stoneham are seeking qualified candidates for the position of Head of Youth Services at the Stoneham Public Library. 

 

Statement of Duties:

The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for the performance of administrative and professional work associated with the planning, organizing and maintenance of the library's youth services including books and materials collection, the development and implementation of a wide variety of children's and young adult programs, including reference, circulation, reader's advisory, materials selection and programming from birth to teenage years. The employee is required to perform all similar or related duties.

 

Supervisory Responsibility:

The employee, as a regular and continuing part of the job, is responsible for the provision of direction and guidance to two (2) full-time employee, up to six (6) part-time employees and volunteers. Functions, programs, work processes and staff size supervised are subject to frequent change throughout the year that can usually be planned for in advance. Employees supervised work at the same location and the same work shift; occasionally may be dispersed to other locations. 

 

Qualifications:

Master's Degree in Library Science required. The candidate must be a self-starter, coordinate all Children's programming, ordering print and non-print materials for the Junior Library, among other duties.

 

A successful candidate must have the ability to deal with the public in a businesslike manner and maintain the Library's high level of public service. Proficiency with computers and other technology is a must. 

 

Application Instructions:

The complete job description can be found on the website: https://www.stoneham-ma.gov/674/2019-Town-of-Stoneham-Job-Opportunities

 

Interested qualified candidates should apply with the following application materials: 

  • Cover letter (indicating position applied for).
  • Resume.
  • Three professional references. 

Employment applications are required, a copy is available on the town's website. https://www.stoneham-ma.gov/729/JOB-APPLICATION 

 

Application materials may also be sent by email to: langley@noblenet.org

Or Stoneham Public Library 431 Main Street Stoneham, MA 02180 Attention: Nicole Langley, Library Director Open until filled, first review of applications will be September 30, 2019. 

 

The Town of Stoneham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


Information Research Specialist, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

Baker Research Services (BRS), a research team within HBS Knowledge and Library Services, is seeking an expert data wrangler/researcher to become a valued member of BRS providing unique data and research support to HBS faculty and doctoral students through multiple phases of their research, teaching and learning activities. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Supports the creation of original intellectual property by HBS faculty and doctoral students in the forms of scholarly articles and books, cases, conference presentations, course materials, and web content.
  • 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 thirdparty and non-traditional sources.
  • 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.
  • Builds and manages coherent spreadsheets and databases, merges data from multiple sources and formats, performs limited statistical analyses, and creates data visualizations representing results of research and analyses.
  • Consults with and advises researchers on optimal methodologies and interpretations of results.
  • Provides colleagues and clients with training and support for specialized research databases and analytical software in BRS.
  • Participates in Baker Library and Harvard Library committees, working groups, events, etc. 

 

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Master's degree or equivalent graduate education in Economics, Statistics, Library/Information Science, Business Administration or other relevant discipline.
  • Minimum 5 years of overall experience with 3+ years of applicable work experience.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in accessing and preparing for analysis data from diverse sources and in structured and unstructured formats, using Excel and at least one statistical analysis software package (SAS, Stata, R, etc.).

 

Additional Qualifications:

  • Solid understanding of business and economics concepts, related quantitative/qualitative measures for research application, and research methodologies, practices, and tools.
  • Experience finding, collecting, cleaning, manipulating and analyzing quantitative data in a research environment, including experience with third-party business data sources.
  • Record of participation in research, preferably in a business-related discipline and particularly in the process of accessing and preparing raw data for analysis.
  • Ability to work closely with HBS faculty, doctoral students, research assistants, and colleagues to understand and assist with the achievement of their research goals and to help resolve problems.
  • Knowledge of literature databases (particularly business literature databases such as Factiva, EBSCO, and LexisNexis) and experience with tools and strategies for searching these databases, organizing voluminous search results, and integrating results with data from other sources.
  • Highly developed skills and creativity in information research, organization, presentation and delivery; excellent critical thinking skills; superb customer service. Ability to learn and apply new skills as required to meet clients' needs. Able to produce timely, high quality results under pressure.
  • Proven record of managing client relationships, setting priorities, meeting multiple deadlines and sharing workloads and projects with a research team.
  • Demonstrated ability to instruct and guide others in the use of data sources and data analysis tools and to troubleshoot problems.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work well with others and to collaborate and contribute to group projects-- such as participation on committees and working groups-- within BRS, across KLS, and across the Harvard Library.
  •  Working knowledge of data visualization tools (Tableau, D3, R), Python or other scripting languages, MariaDB, textual analysis, and/or GIS mapping software is a plus.

 

Working Relationships

  • Works on an adaptive, collaborative team of 7 BRS colleagues. Reports to the Senior Manager, Baker Research Services.
  • Works closely with HBS faculty, doctoral students, and research associates in a high-touch, customer-focused environment.
  • Contributes to the goals and priorities of BRS and Knowledge and Library Services (KLS).
  • Works closely with subject matter, content, and technical experts across KLS, HBS and the Harvard University community.

 

Additional Information

Come join us! One of 13 schools at Harvard University, Harvard Business School (HBS) is located just across the river from Harvard University's main campus and a short walk from Harvard Square in Cambridge. HBS's mission is to educate leaders who make a difference in the world.

Baker Library, part of Harvard Business School's Knowledge and Library Services (KLS) department, is one of the preeminent academic business libraries in the world. Its innovative programs provide the expertise and resources that faculty, students, alumni and visiting scholars depend on in order to create, share, discover, use and disseminate knowledge. Informed leaders start here! Check out some of our services and exhibits.

 

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

 

Many HBS employees are eligible for Flexible Work Arrangements, which may be explored during the interview process.

Cover Letter is Required.

Culture of Inclusion: The work and well-being of HBS are strengthened profoundly by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and much more.

 

Explore HBS Work Culture at http://www.hbs.edu/employment/ and learn about other Employment Opportunities.

Follow us on Twitter @HBSJobs

Harvard Business School will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.

To apply for this position please visit: https://bit.ly/2kLUghR

Professional Job Listings in New England | leave a comment


Part-Time Library Assistant, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA

The Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) seeks a part-time library assistant (up to 21 hours per week) to greet visitors and provide services to researchers who make use of the Society's collections in the MHS library. 

 

The MHS is an independent research library that collects, preserves, and makes accessible manuscripts and other materials that promote the study of the history of our nation--a mission that has remained constant since 1791. The MHS holds more than 3,600 manuscript collections, as well as extensive collections of early American imprints, newspapers, maps, printed ephemera, photographs, engravings, and other research materials.

 

The library is staffed Monday, Wednesday -Friday 8:45 AM to 4:45 PM, Tuesday 8:45 AM to 7:45 PM and Saturday 8:45 AM to 4:00 PM. The ideal candidate would have a flexible schedule including Saturday availability.   

 

Duties: The library assistant works as part of the reference team and reports to the Reference Librarian. Duties include staffing the library reception area, answering telephone and email reference queries, monitoring the reading room, paging materials, and assisting the reference staff with various library tasks. The library assistant greets, authorizes, and directs all researchers entering the library; explains MHS library policies and procedures; and directs incoming telephone calls for the MHS as a whole. The majority of the library assistant's time is spent interacting directly with the public. This position is essential in promoting the Society's public image and in maintaining the security of the collections.

 

All library assistants are cross-trained on visitor services functions and may be called on to cover the Society's reception desk.

 

Requirements: The successful candidate will hold a bachelor's degree; possess a demonstrated interest in American history, with strong interest in Early American or Massachusetts/New England history; and have experience working with a diverse public in a customer service or similar position; be proficient with Microsoft Office applications; have strong research skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and strong planning and organization skills; and possess the ability to work well in a team environment;. 

 

Completion of some coursework in Library and Information Science, American history, American studies, public history, or an archives program strongly preferred; familiarity with user-end functions of an integrated library system (Voyager), Aeon or similar circulation module, and providing reference assistance, as well as previous experience working with archival materials in a library, museum, or other historical organization are preferred. 

 

This position requires the ability to lift boxes weighing up to fifty pounds and to transport materials loaded onto wheeled carts.  

 

Salary: $14.00/hour.

 

Application Procedure:  Please send an application by email (preferred) or postal mail, including a cover letter, brief resume, and list of three references to Dan Hinchen, at dhinchen@masshist.org or Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

 

Applications received before October 1st will be given preference; open until filled.

 

*The Massachusetts Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We aim to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. Candidates of all backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply. We are committed to creating a work place free from harassment and discrimination on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religious creed, gender identity and expression, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, genetic information, disability, military or veteran status, or any other category protected by law (also known as membership in a "protected class").  We offer a competitive benefits package and salary commensurate with experience.*

 

Opportunities for Current Students | leave a comment


Lecturers/Professors of Informatics, University at Albany, Albany, NY

CEHC is seeking multiple open rank tenure-track and/or full time lecturer/professor of practice faculty positions in the growing field of Informatics. Candidates' focus within Informatics is open, but may include: IUX, HCI, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, Software Engineering, Social Informatics, Information Governance, Statistics, and Web Science. Candidates should be able to take an integrative approach in working with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds within and outside the college. Candidates should be committed to pursuing challenging, real-world applications of technology in various contexts, such as business, health, energy, cybersecurity, and government. CEHC has a goal of creating a dedicated team of educators and researchers capable of enabling our students to successfully explore and interpret the rich array of disciplines and perspectives contained within Informatics. The rank is open.

 

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in Informatics, Information Science, Data Science, Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization (by the start of the appointment)
  • Applicants for a Lecturer/Professor of practice position should hold an advanced degree from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization, but may merit consideration with a Bachelor's degree (same accreditation standards) only.
  • Applicants at the Associate and full professor level should have a well-established program of research and external funding: junior tenure track applicants should have a range of publications in submission, revision, and/or print that suggest a trajectory toward a tenurable research record
  • The College is open to researchers employing a wide range of methods. We are particularly interested in researchers that creatively utilize mixed qualitative/quantitative approaches and can contribute to CEHC Informatics and Information Science BS, MS, and Ph.D. programs at all levels
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with faculty, and to mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures and academic backgrounds
  • Ability to teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and to contribute to the core curriculum in the major and minor
  • Applicants must address in their application their ability to work with a culturally diverse population

 

Preferred Qualifications:

While not necessary for candidates, the following skills and experience will be viewed positively by the Search Committee.

  • Familiarity with the principles and operations of Informatics methods, tools, and processes such as those used for data-mining, social network analysis, data visualization, programming, HCI, information architecture, web analytics, information security and assurance, vulnerability analysis, cyber threats and intelligence, machine learning, statistics, modeling and simulation, and other emerging technologies
  • The ability to teach and develop classes in the subfields of informatics listed above and other related social science classes
  • Prior experience in more than one of the subfields of Informatics listed above
  • Interest/prior research in the intersection of informatics and emergency response
  • A demonstrated experience in obtaining external funding
  • Experience in developing or managing an academic program or collaboration effort

 

About University at Albany

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,900 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.

 

Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks. The University at Albany is a nationally recognized leader in security and preparedness training, research and education. It has longstanding partnerships with key security agencies across the State and the nation. The University has received tens of millions of dollars in federal, state and private sector support to its schools, colleges and research centers based on this expertise. Partnerships with government agencies, private industry and not-for-profit organizations provide an opportunity to contribute to highly applied research and access to a wealth of resources held by these organizations and agencies. UAlbany educates almost 18,000 students, of which 45% of graduate students and 57% of undergraduate students are from historically underrepresented minorities. Thirty percent of our students are first generation.

 

About the College of Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security (CEHC)

The mission of CEHC at the University at Albany is to make a difference  by providing high quality academic programs, blending an interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial spirit, fostering enthusiasm for learning and teaching, promoting operational application of knowledge, and leading cutting-edge research initiatives that bring together people, technology, and knowledge to address the challenges of the 21st century.

 

As the first college of its kind in the nation, CEHC has seen its academic programs grow rapidly. It is projected to grow further over the next five years as it expands undergraduate and graduate academic programs in emergency preparedness, homeland security, cybersecurity, informatics, and information science. The University at Albany and the State of New York are committed to providing significant support to the establishment and planned growth of the unit. CEHC values diversity and inclusion of our students, of our faculty and field, and believes this is essential to achieving excellence.

 

Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Professor - Open Rank

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University's crime statistics for the past three years; and disclosures regarding the University's current campus security policies. The University at Albany's Annual Security Report is available in portable document format [PDF] by clicking this link http://police.albany.edu/ASR.shtml

 

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

 

THE UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY IS AN EO/AA/IRCA/ADA EMPLOYER

Please apply online via http://albany.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=115522

 

Application Instructions

Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter stating all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications
  • Applicants must indicate the rank position(s) they would like to be considered for in their cover letters: Full-time Lecturer/Professor of practice, Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Associate Professor (tenured) and Full professor (tenured)
  • If applying for tenure-track position: Writing sample or publication
  • Brief (2 pages or less) research statement describing research interests and how the candidate's research agenda fits in with the interdisciplinary nature of CEHC, and one or more of the substantive foci described above OR for lecturer candidates, a statement of teaching philosophy, including a statement of experience with, and commitment to, teaching a diverse student body
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as syllabi and student evaluations)
  • Graduate transcript (for ABD and Assistant Professor applicants)
  • List of three references (provide names and contact information)

 

Note: After submitting your CV, the subsequent pages give you instructions for uploading additional documents (i.e. cover letter etc.).

See the FAQ for using our online system. Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.

Returning Applicants - Login to your UAlbany Careers Account to check your completed application.

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Assistant Professors (2), Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX

Texas Woman's University School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level. With significant enrollment growth in recent years, the school has received support from the university for additional faculty lines to enhance and enrich the quality of our graduate programs and student learning experiences. The positions are expected to begin as early as Spring 2020.

 

SLIS offers six degree and certificate programs in Library and Information Science (LIS), including the School Librarian Certification with the state of Texas.  We offer (a) MLS and MA degree programs in Library Science; (b) a dual MLS/MS degree program in collaboration with Department Health Studies; (c) a certificate program in Evidence-Based Health Science Librarianship, and (d) a certificate program in School Librarianship in full compliance with Texas Education Agency standards for school librarians.

 

We are searching for new faculty members who, while likely specializing in some aspects of LIS, are committed to the concept of LIS discipline as a whole and are willing, able, and qualified to teach in more than one area of specialty in LIS.  The school is interested in growing strategically by adding faculty members who are true collaborators. These new faculty members will support our student learning and will embrace technology and an evidence-based, data-driven approach to instruction, program evaluation, and decision making.

 

Qualified applicants will have the following:

  • A Ph.D. in LIS, or a closely related field (ABD will be considered).
  • For the position in school librarianship area: A current school librarian certification, and at least three years of professional experience in a school library setting.
  • An emerging line of research that relates to the applicant's teaching and service.
  • Evidence of collaborative teaching and service experiences.
  • Appreciation for a spirited, dynamic department where faculty voices matter and where working together to meet all of the responsibilities inherent in student success is both critical and expected.
  • A commitment to excellence in graduate education and support for student research.
  • Willingness to mentor, support, and serve as professional role models for our students.
  • Potential for excellence in university teaching.

 

Position responsibilities include: 

  • Teaching graduate and/or undergraduate courses.
  • Advising and mentoring graduate students.
  • Engagement in research and scholarship in line with the applicant's research agenda
  • Engagement in the school's curriculum development.
  • Relevant and consistent service to the school, college, university, and community.
  • Commitment to serving a diverse body of students.
  • Maintaining weekly office hours at work on Denton campus.

 

How to Apply 

Please send an email to facultyjobs@twu.edu and include the job title and job codes (IRC 24057 and IRC 29279) in the subject line. Attach (a) a cover letter of application addressing the qualifications and desired attributes; (b) the current curriculum vitae; (c) the unofficial copy of degree transcripts; and (d) the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on October 1 and will continue until the positions are filled.

 

If you have additional questions, please email Dr. Ling Jeng, SLIS Director, at LJeng@twu.edu.

 

University Information 

Texas Woman's University occupies a notable position in higher education as the nation's largest university primarily for women. Established in 1901, TWU is a doctoral-level, research-intensive public university emphasizing the liberal arts and sciences as well as specialized and professional studies in business, nursing, health sciences, and education. Men have been admitted to the University's graduate programs since 1972 and undergraduate programs since 1994 and currently comprise approximately 10% of the university's nearly 16,000 students.

 

TWU operates three campuses: Houston, Dallas, and the main campus in Denton (population 115,000), located 40 miles north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The DFW metroplex, the nation's fourth largest urban center, has world-class museums, orchestras, opera, ballet, theatre companies, as well as an array of professional and collegiate sports venues. Additional information about the University is available at http://www.twu.edu.

 

TWU prides itself on providing students with a well-rounded educational experience focused on service, integrity, and health and well-being. Hallmarks of a TWU education include respect for diversity in all dimensions (TWU is currently ranked 6th in the nation for diversity) and a safe campus environment (TWU is among the safest campuses in the nation). TWU faculty and staff are passionate defenders of a "learn by doing" experiential learning environment where they provide students with opportunities to engage in campus, workplace, and community activities that can help shape their sense of purpose, their appreciation for the importance of building quality personal and professional relationships, and their ability to address life's challenges. This holistic, mentoring approach to developing students and future librarians as engaged, productive citizens in the complex world of the 21st Century encompasses understanding of the balance of health, spiritual and mental well-being.

 

TWU strives to provide an educational environment that affirms the rights and dignity of each individual, fosters diversity, and encourages a respect for the differences among persons. Discrimination or harassment of any kind is considered inappropriate.

 

TWU is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran's status, genetic information, or against qualified disabled persons.

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Sciences Librarian, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries seeks innovative, collaborative, user-focused applicants for the position of Sciences Librarian. Reporting to the Head of the Library Liaison Program, this position will support undergraduate, graduate and faculty research in the College of Sciences throughout their practice and creative process, supporting the full research lifecycle. Liaison librarians serve as the primary contact between UNLV Libraries and their departments. The College of Sciences includes the Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Geoscience, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy, and the Water Resources Management Program.

 

The successful candidate will develop curriculum-integrated instructional sessions, provide research support and consultations, collaborate with teaching faculty on assignment and course content, and maintain an effective collection in these disciplines in order to meet the teaching and research needs of faculty and students.

 

The incumbent is expected to contribute significantly to the planning, development, provision, and assessment of a cohesive program of library services, collections, and strategic information literacy initiatives for all departments within the College of Sciences in support of the whole educational and research processes. This will include supporting scholarly communication, open access, data services and research data management initiatives within the library and on campus and assisting the University in STEM literacy outreach to the region. 

 

The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work in a complex, changing environment with a positive, flexible, and innovative attitude, and he or she will have a proven capacity to work effectively and collegially in teams with staff at all levels, as well as with faculty and students

 

As a tenure-track library faculty member, the incumbent will also be expected to engage in scholarly activities; and provide service to the university, the community, and the profession in accordance with Libraries and University standards for promotion and tenure.

 

Qualifications

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

Required

  • Competence and sensitivity in working at a university in which students, faculty, and staff are broadly diverse with regard to many facets of identity, including but not limited to gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.
  • Demonstrated subject knowledge and familiarity with the research methodologies of chemistry, biochemistry, geoscience, life sciences, mathematical sciences, physics and/or astronomy.
  • Strong interest in science librarianship.
  • Experience performing reference, instruction and/or collection development in the sciences.
  • Experience or course work in developing online learning support tools such as tutorials and online guides.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred

  • Relevant undergraduate and/or graduate degree in chemistry, biochemistry, geoscience, life sciences, mathematical sciences, physics and/or astronomy or significant discipline specific experience in an academic library.
  • Knowledge and experience using statistical, reporting, or data graphing software such as Mathematica, MATLAB, SPSS, NVivo, SAS, etc.
  • Academic library experience with research assistance and information literacy instruction.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of data management plans and federal grant requirements, open access concepts and application, and scholarly communication principles.
  • Interest in data services.

 

Salary Range

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

 

UNLV and the Libraries provide a rich array of benefits including a generous 401 (a) retirement plan with a 15.25% university match of the employee's 15.25% contribution; HSA / FSA options; 24 days of annual leave and 11 days of holiday leave; 30 days of initial sick leave which accrues at 2 days/month after the first year of employment; grant-in-aid benefits for university courses; and more as detailed at https://www.unlv.edu/hr/benefits

 

The Libraries provide generous support for individual professional development, and residents of Nevada enjoy no state income tax.  Home to many major annual conventions, Las Vegas is one of the best-connected cities in America and the nearest major city to several of the nation's richest natural treasures.  In addition to the world renowned Las Vegas Strip providing a variety of culinary and entertainment opportunities, Las Vegas is home to five professional athletic organizations and continues to expand local cultural opportunities, including the internationally recognized Smith Center for the Performing Arts. 

 

To learn more about living in Las Vegas visit our guide at https://guides.library.unlv.edu/lasvegas/welcome

 

Application Instructions 

To view the full position and begin the application process, please visit the following link. 

 

Required Attachment(s)

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

 

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on September 30, 2019 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date.  Materials should be addressed to the Sciences Librarian, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.

 

 

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Supervisor of Youth Services, Nashua Public Library, Nashua, NH

Department: Youth Services

Hours Worked: 40 hrs/wk - Includes evenings and weekends

Starting Salary:  $ 42,064 - $ 55,976 depending on education / experience

 

Primary Duties

Full-time 40-hour position in public library includes at least one evening and weekends in rotation.

  • Leads the youth services team in providing and administering relevant, innovative and diverse services, programs and collections for children, teens and their caregivers.
  • As a member of the senior staff participates in strategic planning and evaluation.
  • Liaison to schools and community partners serving birth to 18. Identifies and participates in community engagement opportunities.
  • Leads the Family Place Libraries initiative.
  • Department administration including personnel, policy development, data reporting and customer suggestions or concerns.
  • Manages departmental budget.
  • Manages youth services collection maintenance and development.

 

Minimum Entrance Requirements

  • Minimum of Master's Degree from an ALA accredited institution and 5 years supervisory experience in a public library setting.
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a busy public library and interact with a diverse public in a welcoming and respectful way.
  • Thorough understanding of child and adolescent development and advance knowledge of library services to children, teens and their caregivers.
  • Experience working with infants, children and teens.
  • A strong knowledge of children's and teen literature.
  • Proficiency and experience with MS Office and demonstrated ability and interest in using computers, Internet, mobile and emerging technologies as it relates to resources for services for youth and caregivers.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage budgets and expenditures.

 

Application Instructions:  

Submit cover letter, application/resume, and three professional references to:

http://applitrack.com/nashua/onlineapp/

 

Applications will be accepted until 5pm on October 16th, 2019

Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/H (Employment recruitment shall be consistent with all state and federal laws)

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


Temporary Archives Assistant, Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA

Summary: The Archives Assistant will focus primarily on end-processing work such as re-housing material in acid free folders and boxes. 

 

The Archives Assistant will assist the Historical & Special Collections Project Archivist to open Harvard Law School Library modern manuscript collections for research.  In particular, the person in this role will assist in establishing file and item level control of the Antonin Scalia papers, and possibly other legacy collections as well. 

This is a part-time temporary non-benefited position, 14 hours per week through February 2020. 

 

Typical Duties

  • Manuscript rehousing (both re-foldering and re-boxing)

  • File and box labeling

  • Interfiling

  • Document review 

  • Data entry (using ArchivesSpace)

  • May include prep work for digitization such as unfolding documents and removing paper clips and staples

  • May staff the reading room desk 1-4 hours per week

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Experience and Education

Required

  • Familiar with MS Office environment

  • Attention to detail and patience with repetitive tasks

  • Willingness to work with confidential material and sign a non-disclosure agreement

  • Ability to lift 40 pounds; load, transport, and unload library materials on a cart; use a stepladder to shelve and retrieve manuscript boxes; operate hand-cranked compact shelving. Some materials may be dusty or moldy. 

 

Strongly Preferred

  • Experience working in a library special collections environment

  • Experience handling special collections materials

 

Schedule: Flexible between the days/hours of Monday - Friday 9:30 am to 5 pm. Tuesday/Thursday availability strongly preferred. The term of the position runs through February 2020, with the possibility of an extension. 

 

Salary: $18/hour. No benefits. 

 

To apply: Please email a resume and cover letter to Irene Gates, Project Archivist, Justice Antonin Scalia Papers, igates@law.harvard.edu

Archive Positions | Opportunities for Current Students | leave a comment


Assistant Library Director, Keene Public Library, Keene, NH

The Keene Public Library is seeking an experienced professional to work closely with the Library Director and a service-oriented staff in our vibrant downtown area!  The person in this role will assist the Library Director with a variety of duties, such as long-range planning, goal setting, and policy development as well as recruitment, selection, hiring, training and evaluation of employees and volunteers. 

This position focuses on technical services, adult services, and providing daily operational support to the Library staff, but also assumes the duties of the Library Director in her absence, and works closely with the Head of Youth and Community Services in developing opportunities for creativity and collaboration, in support of the Library's twenty-first century mission.

 

Salary Range: $61,906 - $77,146 annualized.

The City offers employees a comprehensive benefits program, including health, dental, life insurances, and retirement plans, as well as opportunities for growth and development.

 

Requirements:

  • Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution, plus five years related experience, including supervisory experience.

The ideal candidate will be a hands-on manager, willing and able to work side by side with staff when necessary, and have experience in all aspects of library operations: budgeting, financial and library reporting, hiring practices, staff management and development, and effective team building. 

He/she will be proficient with library software and circulation services; have a thorough knowledge of and experience using social media and emerging technologies in library and information services; and have a thorough knowledge of library principles and practices, issues and trends.

He/she will also have experience working with Boards and City government, be committed to providing exceptional public service, and have demonstrated skills in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with staff, volunteers, and city officials. Experience working in an environment of diverse needs is essential. 

 

Application Instructions 

Apply online at http://www.ci.keene.nh.us/jobs, and upload your resume and cover letter when requested at the end. Candidates who submit their application by September 22nd will be given preference.

 

About Keene

While some describe Keene as "the Currier and Ives corner of New Hampshire," it serves as the regional center for commerce, employment, cultural attractions, outdoor activities, community events, educational resources, fine dining, and historical landmarks. The business community represents the full spectrum of enterprises from family-owned companies to world-wide leaders in industry.  Geographically situated in the heart of New England, it allows easy access to several popular metropolitan areas including Boston, Hartford, Portland, New York, and Montreal.

 

The City of Keene is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


RSVP: 2019 Business & Financial Services Career Expo

Date:             9/23/19 (Monday)

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.



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



Who Should Attend? 

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 Accounting, Business, Finance, Marketing, Economics, Math, Computer Science/IT, and Communications.

Professional dress and RSVP are both required! Students need to RSVP via Handshake in order to attend the event. After registering you will receive information on how to prepare for the Expo with tips on professional dress, resume, elevator pitch, etc.

For more information contact the CEC at 617-521-2488 or careers@simmons.edu.

 

Professional Development | leave a comment


Assistant Professors (2), Emporia State University, Emporia, KS

Emporia State University's School of Library and Information Management (SLIM, https://www.emporia.edu/slim/) seeks two new tenure-track faculty members at the assistant professor rank who complements the strengths of our existing faculty and shares our mission to educate successful library and information science professionals with imagination, creativity and innovation.

We especially invite candidates who...

  • Share our vision of embracing an interdisciplinary culture of collaboration and diversity for the common good.

  • Demonstrate the ability to thrive in an atmosphere of collaboration and collegiality.

  • Teach and conduct research in one of the following areas (although all research and teaching specializations will be considered): management/leadership, archives, and youth services/school librarianship.

 

Responsibilities

All SLIM faculty are expected to teach at least two courses in the core curriculum: LI801 Foundations of Library and Information Science, LI802 Information Seeking Behavior and Reference Services, LI804 Organization of Information, LI805 Management and Information Organizations, LI810 Research in Library and Information Science, and LI855 Collection Development and Management; and technology requirement courses: LI 815: Information Technology, LI 843: Web Design and Development, LI 844: Database Design.

Teaching assignments are part of faculty members' 9-month contract and usually include teaching nine credit hours in the fall semester and nine credit hours in the spring semester. Faculty do not usually travel out of state more than twice a semester. Opportunities exist for teaching online elective courses in summer.

All SLIM faculty are expected to have or develop a clearly articulated a research agenda.

All SLIM faculty are expected to participate in service to the school, the university, and the profession.

 

Qualifications

  • A doctorate in library/information studies or a related discipline is required. (ABD with an anticipated summer 2020 or earlier graduation date is also acceptable.)

  • Recent teaching and/or research expertise in at least one of the SLIM core curriculum areas is preferred.

  • Experience teaching with a course management program, such as Canvas, is preferred.

  • Experience working in libraries or in archives is preferred.

 

 To Apply

Submit electronic copies (in .pdf or MS Word formats) of a letter of application; current curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; research agenda; unofficial transcripts; and names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references to Dr. Brendan Fay, chair of the search committee, via email to bfay1@emporia.edu.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled. A pre-employment background check is required.

Emporia State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sex, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other factors which cannot be considered by law.

 

About ESU & SLIM

Emporia State University is a regional institution with an emphasis on teaching whose mission is "preparing students for lifelong learning, rewarding careers, and adaptive leadership." It houses the National Teachers Hall of Fame and the National Memorial to Fallen Educators.

The School of Library and Information Management is accredited by the American Library Association and the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (School Library Licensure.) It is the oldest library school in the western half of the U.S. and offers students a unique blended course delivery model. The SLIM student chapter of the American Library Association, SCALA, earned recognition in 2017 as ALA Student Chapter of the year.

SLIM culture is based on a collegial, cooperative approach to developing and delivering the curriculum, conducting and disseminating research, and serving the school, university, and profession. Our vision is embracing an interdisciplinary culture of collaboration and diversity for the common good.

SLIM offers masters and doctoral degrees in library and information management. Classes are delivered in spring, summer, and fall semesters in blended and online formats to cohorts of students located in Denver, CO; Emporia, KS; Overland Park, KS; Portland, OR; Salt Lake City, UT; Las Vegas, NV; Boise, ID; and Sioux Falls, SD. Faculty are based in Emporia, KS and travel to teaching sites in these locations for intensive, face-to-face weekend classes. Faculty have opportunities to work with both masters and doctoral students, and to shape the evolution of our degree programs.

Regional Directors in all cohort locations provide professional student advising and assist faculty with technology and other forms of classroom support. All admissions, advising, curriculum, and classroom policies are governed by the faculty.

 

About Emporia

Emporia, population 25,000, is located in the beautiful Flint Hills area of Kansas. Emporia combines the attributes of small-town living with easy access to several major metropolitan areas and airports: Topeka (60 miles), Lawrence (80 miles), Wichita (90 miles), and Kansas City (115 miles.). Affordable real estate, low cost of living, a high-quality K-12 school district, low crime rate, numerous lakes and recreational facilities, and cultural events associated with ESU and the surrounding communities contribute to an attractive lifestyle.

 

 

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Assistant Professor, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

The Department of Information Science at the College of Information of the University of North Texas (UNT) invites applications for a tenured position in the school library certification program at the rank of assistant professor.  

 

Responsibilities:  The candidate will teach, conduct research, and provide service in an academic tenured position with emphasis on school librarianship. The candidate must demonstrate a record of research accomplishments with emphasis on K-12 education. The candidate must have the ability to design and deliver courses in a variety of formats, including online and hybrid modalities. The candidate is expected to teach library and information sciences (LIS) in the school library certification program of coursework and develop close relationships with practitioners and educators in the field. The candidate should be willing to work closely with doctoral students and to serve on dissertation committees.

 

Qualifications:

The minimum requirement for appointment is an earned doctorate in information science, education or other related fields at the time of appointment.

The program seeks candidates with expertise in K-12 school library related areas. Candidates will demonstrate evidence of effective teaching, research, and scholarship with experience/expertise in the broad area of information science and the specific area of school librarianship. Preference will be given to candidates who have been active as a certified school librarian and have a demonstrated record of funded scholarly research and publication.

 

Salary and Benefits:

Faculty appointments are for nine months with opportunities for summer teaching. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. A choice of retirement plans and employer-funded health insurance is available.

 

About UNT:

Known for its comprehensiveness, UNT is a diverse institution that is furthering its impact in science, engineering and nanotechnology while building on its foundation in the arts, education and business. As a Tier One Research University at the forefront of change, UNT provides a broad-based, student-focused education powered by award-winning faculty who unleash students' potential and advisors and mentors who help guide and keep them on track in earning their degrees.

With about 40,000 students, UNT is the nation's 33rd largest university. As the largest, most comprehensive university in Dallas-Fort Worth, UNT drives the North Texas region. UNT offers 105 bachelor's, 88 master's and 37 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. A student-focused public research university, UNT is the flagship of the UNT System.

The Department of Information Science prepares information professionals of the highest quality to serve dynamic roles in the state, the nation, and the world. The master's program has been accredited continuously by the American Library Association since 1965. The department also offers a bachelor's degree, graduate-level certification in school librarianship, post-master's certificate of advanced study, and interdisciplinary doctoral degree in information science. The school library certification program is ranked in the top 10 of the nation. Detailed information about the department can be found at https://informationscience.unt.edu/  

 

Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply online at http://facultyjobs.unt.edu and attach the following application materials:

  1. Cover letter of application

  2. Complete curriculum vita

  3. List of three professional references with full contact information

  4. Unofficial transcripts

For questions or additional information, please contact Barbara Schultz-Jones, Chair of the Faculty Search Committee at Barbara.Schultz-Jones@unt.edu.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the search is closed. Background check, letters of recommendation, and official transcripts are required prior to employment. 

 

The University of North Texas is an EOE/ADA/AA institution committed to diversity in its employment and educational programs, thereby creating a welcoming environment for everyone.

 

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Library Director, New Ipswich Library, New Ipswich, NH

The New Ipswich Library in New Ipswich, New Hampshire, is inviting qualified individuals to submit applications for the position of Library Director.

The ideal candidate will bring an openness to new ideas and growth as the number one goal for the New Ipswich Library is to develop and expand what we are able to offer to our community.

 

Job Description 

We are looking for a progressive-minded person with excellent communication skills and a strong knowledge of library operations and technology. We desire someone who thrives on working with the public and who will complement our dedicated and experienced staff. The candidate must be able to make independent decisions throughout the workday that best reflect the mission of the library, as well as the needs of the community and staff.

 

Qualifications

Preferred candidates will have an ALA-accredited degree in library and information sciences and four years of supervisory experience.

 

Salary is negotiable. This position will require a maximum of 24 hours per week including occasional evenings and Saturdays, in addition to attendance at monthly programs.

Employment is subject to a background check.

 

About the New Ipswich Library

The New Ipswich Library is a 501(c)3 organization governed by a Board of Trustees composed of volunteers appointed and elected by the Board. The Library receives funding from a trust fund in addition to funds received via an annual town warrant article.

 

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to nilibrarydirectorsearch@gmail.com by October 15, 2019. No phone calls please.

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


Director, Pontiac Free Library, Warwick, RI

The Pontiac Free Library, a member of Ocean State Libraries, is an independent non-profit library servicing Pontiac Village and nearby neighborhoods in Warwick RI. The Board of Trustees is seeking a forward thinking community focused individual to serve as our director.

 

Qualifications:     

  • Masters in Library Science
  • Administrative or supervisory experience in a public library is preferred.
  • Knowledge of computers and trending technologies.
  • Experience with traditional and emerging library services.

 

Duties:

  • Work closely with the Board of Trustees on annual budget meeting, policy development, and short/long term planning.
  • Supervision of all employees and volunteers.
  • Collection and program development.
  • Program and service development for all patron ages.
  • Community outreach and partnerships.
  • Grant writing and fundraising.
  • Oversight of library building and ground maintenance.

 

Start Date: ASAP

This is a full-time, salaried position of 35 flexible hours per week at $41,000 per year, with a medical stipend.

Position open until filled.

 

To Apply:

Candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to:

Pontiac Free Library Board of Trustees

101 Greenwich Ave.

Warwick, RI 02886

info@pontiacfreelibrary.org

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


Engineering Librarian (Part-Time), Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Northeastern University Library seeks candidates to fill a part time, two-month term position providing support for Northeastern's College of Engineering (COE), with the possibility of renewal upon review.

Reporting to the Interim Head of STEM and Entrepreneurship, responsibilities include:

  • Outreach to faculty to provide information on library collaboration opportunities and collections
  • Working directly with students and faculty in COE via appointment-based consultations
  • Collection development for Engineering disciplines, physics, and nanotechnology
  • Maintaining/updating research subject guides for Engineering disciplines (LibGuides).

 

The successful candidate leads discipline-specific and/or open workshops to support teaching and learning as appropriate and participates in providing general research help in the library. This is an excellent opportunity to gain liaison experience at an exciting R1 institution. 

 

Term: Two months

Hours: 30 hours/week

 

Qualifications

Required: BA or BS degree; experience working in an academic library providing research assistance and/or teaching; basic knowledge of engineering disciplines and related information resources; commitment to high quality, user-centered service working with a culturally and ethnically diverse community.

Preferred: MA in library science or degree in-progress; knowledge of and experience with Springshare platforms including LibGuides and LibInsight; teaching experience and/or collection development experience specific to Engineering disciplines.

 

Full/Part Time: Part Time

Education: BA/BS

Salary: $30/hour

 

How to Apply

Please submit resume and 2-4 references to Lindley Homol, Interim Head of STEM and Entrepreneurship and Manger of Global Campus Engagement and Online Learning: l.homol@northeastern.edu

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

 

Academic Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England | leave a comment


Assistant Professor, San José State University, San José, CA

Department: School of Information

Specialization: Information Retrieval, HCI, Digital Archives

Rank: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)

Job Opening ID (JOID): 25083



Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate by start of appointment.
  • A record of scholarly and professional achievement.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness.
  • 100% online teaching experience strongly preferred
  • Applicants should demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience. 



Responsibilities: 

The successful applicant will: 

  • Have teaching responsibilities in at least one of the following areas:
    • Information Retrieval (taxonomies, classification, semantic web languages, information architecture)
    • Emerging technologies, HCI, the user experience, design thinking
    • Digital Archives, digital curation, digital forensics
  • Be actively engaged in scholarly activities evidenced by: conducting research, presenting professional papers, publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and developing grants.
  • Participate in state, national, and international professional organizations, as well as service to the department, college, and University.
  • Address the needs of a student population of great diversity - in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation - through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.



The iSchool is a member of the largest international consortium of Information Schools dedicated to advancing the information field; and educates the largest number of graduate students at San José State University.

More information about the School of Information at San Jose State University can be found here. Questions should be sent to Dr. Linda Main, Associate Director, at Linda.Main@sjsu.edu.



The School of Information delivers all degrees and certificates 100% online. It offers:

  • 3 masters degrees: Library and Information Science (MLIS) [accredited by the American Library Association], Archives and Records Administration (MARA), and an MS in Informatics 
  • 2 certificate programs: Advanced Certificate in Digital Assets and Services and Post Masters Certificate in Library and Information Science.
  • 1 credential program: Teacher Librarian Credential program [Accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing]. 



Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Starting Date: August 13th, 2020

Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 



Application Procedure:

For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/ philosophy, research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by December 1, 2019 to https://apply.interfolio.com/66299.



Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence. 



About San José State University:

San José State University enrolls over 33,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, this position is for scholars interested in a career at a national leader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students are first-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university is currently ranked fifth nationally in increasing student upward mobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

San José State University is California's oldest institution of public higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one of the most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley's public university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, and university-industry experiences to prepare students to address the biggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system.



San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

 

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Digital Literacy Librarian, University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT

The University of Saint Joseph invites applications for a full-time Digital Literacy Librarian. This position will develop and deliver sophisticated information services and resources to the students, faculty and staff of the University.  A self-motivated, enthusiastic and user-oriented librarian is being sought to serve the School of Pharmacy & Physician Assistant Studies and science/health care programs in the other two schools. Time will be split between the School of Pharmacy library in Hartford and the main library on the West Hartford campus. Some weekend and evening coverage is required.

 

Responsibilities (Include but are not limited to):

  • Planning and setting goals for the Pope Pius XII Library, Pharmacy Library, and assigned academic programs related to life sciences and health sciences;

  • Developing the print and electronic collections for assigned academic programs;     

  • Serving as the library liaison to academic programs and managing associated responsibilities for:

    • Providing proactive customer-oriented service, including library instruction and general reference services;

    • Coordinating day-to-day operations for delivering an array of services (including instruction, liaison, reference, circulation, reserves, outreach, and interlibrary loan);

    • Creating digital, instructional content for the web and other media channels; 

    • Developing print collections, electronic collections, and a variety of discovery tools;

    • Monitoring and assessing the effectiveness of services, resources, and tools. Providing direct and indirect assistance when necessary;

    • Assembling reports (and authoring proposals) and meeting with deans, program chairpersons, and faculty so as to offer recommendations as related to services, resources, and tools;

  • Planning, budgeting, and prioritizing multiple tasks in collaboration/consultation with the Director; 

  • Writing and implementing policies and procedures under the supervision and approval of the Director of the Library; and

  • Providing undergraduate and graduate level instruction in an environment of sophisticated technology.   

 

Requirements

  • Earned Master of Library Science (MLS) or a Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS) degree from an ALA accredited institution required;

  • A solid working knowledge of academic libraries;

  • Experience, either academically or professionally with academic programs offered by USJ preferred

  • Cultural competency to work with diverse student and/or employee population;

  • Commitment to the mission of the University of Saint Joseph; and

  • Physical ability to perform essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

Additional Information

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Saint Joseph is building a culturally diverse faculty & staff and strongly encourages applications from women and people of color.

NON-DISCRIMINATION & TITLE IX INFORMATION

ACCOMMODATIONS FOR APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES INFORMATION

 

Application Instructions

Persons interested in the above position should apply online through this link.

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover letter with salary requirements

  • At least 3 references (included on employment application)

You may add up to four additional files/documents after uploading your resume/CV; you will be directed to the upload page after you complete your contact information.  

 

Returning Applicants: Login to review your completed application, add documents, or apply for an additional position.

See the FAQ for using our online system. Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.

 

About the University of Saint Joseph

The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.

At University of Saint Joseph, our mission statement profoundly resonates with our faculty and staff and serves as the foundation upon which our employment policy is built.

We seek to attract, develop and retain individuals who are committed to our mission. We are committed to providing an environment where diverse talents, perspectives, experiences and contributions are recognized, and one that promotes the "growth of the whole person" with resources that enable employees to meet professional and personal life needs.

 

The University of Saint Joseph is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

 

Academic Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England | leave a comment


Librarian, Oshkosh Department of Corrections, Oshkosh, WI

Want to make a positive difference in the lives of others? Consider the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. We are focused on public safety through the custody & supervision of offenders. Employees working in the Department of Corrections have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of those in our custody through careers in a variety of fields.

DOC uses cutting-edge research and an evidence-based approach to drive service and program delivery, which allows employees to be part of an agency that has a real impact on the people of Wisconsin.

Wisconsin's Department of Corrections is recruiting to fill a Librarian vacancy at Oshkosh Correctional Institution (OSCI). Oshkosh Correctional Institution is located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin (Winnebago County).

 

Position Summary

The Librarian directs the library program of the Oshkosh Correctional Institution (OSCI). The incumbent is responsible for the operation of the institution's library, media center, and law library. This includes provision of library services to inmates and staff; development and maintenance of books and other material collection; provision of reference and information services; and provision of miscellaneous programs and services to inmates and staff. OSCI is an adult male, medium security institution.

Special Notes

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, an alien authorized to work in the U.S. without DOC sponsorship) at the time of application. The Department of Corrections will conduct criminal background checks on applicants prior to selection. Upon hire, all new DOC employees are subject to fingerprinting. The Department of Corrections may conduct pre-employment drug screens. Any applicant who is offered employment in a position which requires a pre-employment drug screen must pass the screen as a contingency to employment.

 

Qualifications

Minimally qualified applicants will have experience:

  •  Classifying and cataloging materials (e.g. Inputting data, file numbers, new or updated information, or document information codes into computer systems to support document and information retrieval).
  • Providing services to customers (e.g. conducting orientations, providing technical assistance, finding resources, disseminating information etc.)

  • Utilizing computer technology (e.g. inputting data, creating reports, creating memos, instructions etc.)

 

In addition, a well-qualified applicant will have experience:

  • Performing lead worker or supervisory duties (e.g. training, evaluating, assigning schedules, monitoring, coordinating operations, requisition of materials, reviewing documents, hiring, interviewing, disciplining etc.)

 

How To Apply

Interested applicants will apply on-line in WISCJOBS, https://wisc.jobs Click on "Log In" to access your existing WISCJOBS account and complete a Job Search for keyword 1902635 and click on "Apply Now" at the top or bottom of the screen. Or, applicants new to WISCJOBS will need to create a new account to complete an initial application then continue to apply online.

Attach your resume and cover letter: Your resume and cover letter is limited to a combined total of four pages. It is important to clearly identify your experience as it relates to the qualifications above.

Resume and Cover Letter Tips:

https://doc.wi.gov/Documents/Careers/DOC-Resume-and-Cover-Letter-Tips.pdf

Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion, or former employees as a reinstatement) must complete the application process in order to be considered.

If properly finished, you will be sent a confirmation email which will be sent to the e-mail address on your personal information page. This information will also appear in your Wisc.Jobs job cart. Your submission will be evaluated by one or more job experts. Eligible applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

Professional Jobs Outside of New England | Special Positions | leave a comment


Executive Director, Windsor Historical Society, Windsor, CT

The Windsor Historical Society is at an important juncture as it transitions from a long-term executive director who built a firm base of financial stability and strong and professional operations to a new leader empowered to maintain and strengthen the Society's legacy of bringing Windsor's history to life through innovative programs and exhibits and extensive library collections.

The next Executive Director of the Windsor Historical Society will inherit a tremendous opportunity to further leverage the Society's many strengths to take its innovative programming to a new level, broaden its reach and engage more diverse segments of the community in learning about the rich history of Windsor.

 

Responsibilities

  • High priorities for the new executive director include:
  • Managing effectively and efficiently the daily operations;
  • Maintaining a collaborative work environment that has a strong team culture of mutual support and respect;
  • Developing and implementing a human resource strategy to recruit, support and retain the highest quality staff;
  • Facilitating the development of a robust and diverse board of directors with an eye to engaging members more fully in fundraising and critical governance functions;
  • Continuing to foster and retain relationships and build new partnerships with initiatives and organizations throughout Windsor and in the historical museum arena and related fields;
  • Continuing to implement the strategic priorities outlined in the 2017-2020 strategic plan and thinking strategically about the long-term positioning of the Society;
  • Assessing the current collections and managing the limited space considerations;
  • Maintaining relationships with current donors and building new relationships to increase revenues;
  • Maintaining a strong public presence within the city, state and broader field community to advance the Society's positive profile. 

 

Challenges

Outreach and Community Engagement:

A number of factors pose challenges to engaging all segments of Windsor's diverse community:

With busy lives and an ever-expanding range of entertainment and information at their digital fingertips, residents under 40 are an audience whose attention is difficult to capture and who may be unlikely to attend the Society's events.

Many people may perceive the Society as focusing on white colonial history; the organization is challenged in its attempt to reach out and engage all segments of Windsor's diverse population.

Windsor has a fairly high turnover of residents and those who are more transient feel less connection to the history of the town.

 

Resource Development:

Many nonprofits in town are tapping the same funding sources; those passionate about history are aging out, leading to a decline in funders, membership, and volunteers; and corporate funding priorities have shifted toward education or youth programming. Most of the larger corporations in Windsor are located in the outskirts of town and don't feel connected to the community.

 

The Historical Museum Market:

Competition for attention is stiff - nearly every town has its own historical society, and some of the more substantial ones - with large budgets and varied and attractive programs - are within an hour or so of driving distance from Windsor. Additionally, Connecticut's historical organizations tend toward independence and there's little/no interest in collaborating or partnering in ways that could increase visitor-ship and revenues for all involved. On top of this, Windsor has an unusually high number of civic and nonprofit organizations who are all competing for residents' time and attention.

 

Space for Collections:

As the Historical Society's profile has grown, so have its collections. Despite the Society's cautious criteria for accepting pieces that align with the mission, items continue to stream in, thus placing more strain on its storage capacity.

 

Qualifications

Profile of the Ideal Candidate

The next Executive Director of the Windsor Historical Society will be able to build on the many strengths of the Society in order to lead it in innovative directions. She/he/ they will be passionate about history, will possess an understanding of historical museum management and will be dedicated to Windsor and its rich historical heritage. The person who assumes this position will be a leader with high emotional intelligence and excellent communication and public speaking skills, and a relationship-builder who can easily and genuinely connect with people and is astute at building strategic partnerships.

 

Minimum Credentials

Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree in a relevant field preferred. At least five years of experience in a senior leadership role in a similar size organization in the field of museum management or a related field. 

 

Qualities

Passionate advocate for the mission

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated passion for history in general, and will be able to translate that passion into an articulate and compelling story.  She/he/they will be able to ignite passion in others.

 

Keen emotional intelligence

The ideal candidate will have keen listening skills, empathy, self-awareness, and the ability to connect with people of different styles, professional levels and backgrounds.

 

Demonstrated core values of integrity and honesty

The essential quality of personal humility and an intuitive understanding of when to give credit to others while exercising effective leadership is a must. The ideal candidate will be open-minded, approachable, and fair.

 

Flexibility and balance

The ideal candidate will be able to face difficult challenges with competence, grace, and a sense of humor.

   

Innovative and entrepreneurial approach

The ideal candidate will continually scan the environment for key trends and new opportunities, can leverage opportunities and support for initiatives, and has an innovative approach to solving problems and overcoming challenges.

 

Skills and Experience

Experienced nonprofit manager

The ideal candidate will have significant professional experience in supervision and management of staff, in administering a multi-source budget, and in efficiently and strategically aligning and maximizing resources. Experience working in the historical museum or related field is preferred.

 

Respectful, inclusive and effective leader and developer of staff

The ideal candidate will be able to inspire, develop and empower staff and create a productive team-based culture that welcomes inclusion and diversity. She/he/they will be able to build and maintain a climate of trust and respect where each worker feels appreciated for her/his/their strengths and contributions.

 

Demonstrated success in diversifying and expanding revenue streams

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in fund development and will have the ability to lead the board and staff in executing a comprehensive fundraising plan.

 

Application Instructions

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

 

About The Windsor Historical Society

In the field of historical societies across the nation, the Windsor Historical Society is looked on as a thought leader in its development of creative, diverse and responsive programming and exhibits. Its public programs include lectures, family events, a genealogy support group, writing contests and an oral history project currently underway in partnership with Windsor's local TV station. It has a strong partnership with Windsor Public Schools and provides tours, student exhibitions, classroom presentations and student scholarships.

Its collection of approximately 11,000 items is extensive, varied and always growing. In 2015, the Society renovated the Strong-Howard House - supported by a $750,000 capital campaign - and, in a stroke of innovative genius, re-interpreted the home to appear as it looked in 1810, complete with all reproduction furnishings so that it could be a hands-on exhibit, which has since gained national recognition.

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | leave a comment


Intern, City of Somerville Archives, Somerville, MA

The City of Somerville Archives seeks a motivated intern to assist an archives intern to assist with accessions, collection inventories and archival description.  The archive is part of the City Clerk's office, but works with all city departments to assist with records management and provide access to permanent collections. The intern will assist the Archivist in many aspects of day to day work, and will gain an understanding government and administrative archives.

 

Hours and compensation:

The intern will work 14 hours per week at $16.00 an hour.  

Start Date: 

October 15th or earlier.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Record Accessions
  • Create Inventories
  • Create Archival Description in ArchivesSpace
  • Scan Images
  • Assist in Social Media Outreach

 

Qualifications:

  • Microsoft Office ProgramsPhotoshop
  • Clear Written and Verbal Communication

Preferred Qualifications:
Completion of Introduction to Archives and Cataloging Courses

 

Description of Organization:

The city of Somerville was founded in 1842 and incorporated as a city in 1872. The city of Somerville archives were founded in 2004.  Our collections document the transition of Somerville from a rural economy to an industrial economy, as well as our history as an immigrant city.  

 

To Apply: 

Email cover letter and resume to ndixson@somervillema.gov.

 

Archive Positions | Opportunities for Current Students | leave a comment


Library Manager/Circulation Coordinator (Systems Coordinator), Providence Community Library, Providence, RI

Annual Salary:  $57,990

Hours:  Full time w/Benefits

Posted: September 13, 2019

Deadline:  External applications accepted until the position is filled.

 

Empower people and inspire ideas as the next Systems Coordinator* at Providence Community Library. Key opportunities include understanding and tailoring service to compliment the changing needs of Providence's East side residents; strengthening partnerships and relationships with internal and external customers; supporting and guiding a strong circulation department; exploring new services and programs for PCL.

 

About Providence Community Library (PCL)

PCL, a private not-for-profit organization, assumed management of Providence's nine neighborhood libraries on July 1, 2009 after the Providence Public Library determined that it lacked the resources to manage all of its branches. In response to Providence Public Library's plan to close its branches and reduce services, a dedicated group of volunteers established PCL and worked with the city of Providence to take control of all nine neighborhood libraries. The doors have remained open for 10 years; PCL continues to grow and provide excellent service to the community. 

 

Our Community

Providence is a culturally diverse metro area characterized by a distinct New England vibe.  The city boasts a thriving downtown, music and ethnic festivals, an exceptional culinary scene and other activities enjoyed by residents year-round including professional theater and art venues. Work commutes are minimal and housing costs are quite reasonable. Located less than one hour from some of New England's most beautiful beaches and historic shore communities, Providence is a 40 minute drive from downtown Boston.

 

Description:

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Duties:

  • Supervises and supports all library staff in their roles; initiates mentoring, professional development, and/or corrective action as needed.  

  • Directs day-to-day workflow of the library staff, including but not limited to librarian(s), clerks(s), specialist(s), and volunteers.  Approves bi-weekly timesheets and schedules temporary staff as needed.

  • Responsible for scheduling and arranging coverage, including planned and short notice absences.

  • Responsible for monitoring and reporting security, maintenance, and custodial issues.  This includes training the security guard on PCL procedures. Maintains close communication with the Facilities Department.

  • Ensures delivery of successful customer service and impactful programs by responding to community needs.

  • Collaborates with community organizations, elected officials, and schools to promote and facilitate their use of the library and to foster strategic partnerships.

  • Markets library collections, programs, services and resources.

  • Collects, maintains and analyzes library statistics.

  • Serves as liaison to the library's Friends Group.

  • Works with other PCL Systems Coordinators, Library Director, and Chief Operating Officer to analyze, plan, and implement neighborhood library services, library layout and design, and facilities upgrades.

  • Actively supports teamwork. Conducts meetings as needed to keep staff up to date on policies, procedures and other library developments.

  • Reviews effectiveness of library service policies and procedures, recommending updates as needed.

  • Maintains knowledge and professional skills in specialty areas of circulation and customer service.  Regularly communicates relevant information to PCL staff.

 

*Systems Coordinators at PCL run libraries and a function of library service.

 

Requirements:

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

 

Application Instructions

Send resume, cover letter and three references to:  

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

 

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


Part-Time Reference and Adult Services Library Assistant, Northborough Free Library, Northborough, MA

The Northborough Free Library is seeking a progressive, resourceful and customer-focused Reference and Adult Services Library Assistant to work part-time in our busy library.

 

Responsibilities

In addition to responding to patron inquiries, duties will also include assistance with the following:

  • Cataloging
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Collection maintenance
  • Readers' advisory
  • Assisting patrons with technology
  • Posting content on the library's website and social media sites and assisting with adult programs.

The person hired for this position will also serve as the volunteer coordinator, and will assist the Librarians by maintaining our volunteer database, fielding volunteer inquiries to the appropriate department, and assisting with the annual volunteer appreciation event. 

 

The ideal candidate will be an engaging individual who understands the critical role libraries play in the learning and discovery process, who enjoys connecting patrons with the best resources available, and who is conversant with current library trends and emerging information technologies. 

 

Hours: This is a 19-hour per week position that includes at least two Saturdays per month from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on a rotating basis, Thursday evenings until 8:30 p.m. (beginning in January 2020), and one additional evening per week (either Monday or Tuesday) until 8:30 p.m. Flexibility to work other hours on an as-needed basis is desired. 

 

Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree or 2 years of college and a minimum of 1½ years' experience working in a library; or any equivalent education and experience. A Bachelor's degree is preferred.
  • Familiarity with library automation in a consortium setting is highly desirable.
  • Other desirable skills include:
    • A familiarity with both print and electronic resources
    • Advanced computer skills
    • The ability to assist patrons with common computer applications, including the use of mobile devices in a library environment.
    • Outstanding customer service skills
    • Strong research and readers' advisory skills.

  • An interest in adult programming and some cataloging experience is desirable. 

 

Hourly rate: $20.22 - $26.29. This is a non-benefited position. 

 

Application Instructions

For a complete job description, please visit www.northboroughlibrary.org. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and the names of 3 references to: Kate Whitman, Financial Assistant at kwhitman@town.northborough.ma.us or to the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532. Review of applications will begin October 2, 2019 and the position will remain open until filled. 

 

The Town of Northborough is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Pre-professional Positions | leave a comment


Call for Nominations: Downs Intellectual Freedom Award

The School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks nominations for the Robert B. Downs Intellectual Freedom Award. The deadline for nominations is October 5, 2019.

 

Given annually, the award acknowledges individuals or groups who have furthered the cause of intellectual freedom, particularly as it impacts libraries and information centers and the dissemination of ideas. Granted to those who have resisted censorship or efforts to abridge the freedom of individuals to read or view materials of their choice, the award may be in recognition of a particular action or a long-term interest in and dedication to the cause of intellectual freedom.

 

The Downs Award was established in 1969 by the iSchool's faculty to honor Dean Emeritus Robert B. Downs, a champion of intellectual freedom, on the occasion of his twenty-fifth anniversary as director of the School.

 

Previous winners have included the Iowa Library Association (2018) for taking a leadership role in several highly visible challenges to intellectual freedom; The Kansas City Public Library (2017) for its defense of library patron's First Amendment rights; Wendy Campbell (2016) for her work in increasing cultural awareness in her community; HP Kids Read (2015) for its work in support of freedom to read at the Highland Park (TX) High School; the staff and board of trustees of the Orland Park (IL) Public Library (2014) for the defense of their policy to not filter adult Internet access in the library; and DaNae Leu (2013) for her efforts to keep a controversial picture book on the shelves of her elementary school library.

 

Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO Publishing Company, provides an honorarium to the Downs Award recipient and co-hosts the reception held in honor of the recipient. The reception and award ceremony for the 2019 Downs Intellectual Freedom Award will take place on January 25, 2020, during the American Library Association's Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.

 

Letters of nomination and documentation about the nominee should be sent by October 5, to Associate Professor Terry Weech, either by email at weech@illinois.edu with a copy to ischool-dean@illinois.edu, or in paper form to:

 

Associate Professor Terry Weech

School of Information Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

501 East Daniel Street

Champaign, IL 61820

 

Please email any questions to Associate Professor Terry Weech.

 

Call for Submissions | leave a comment


Call for Submissions: Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) 2020

LIDA 2020 Theme: Reshaping Identity in The Digital Age: People, Libraries, Data, Technology & Ethics

 

Dubrovnik, Croatia, 19-22 May 2020

Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik, Croatia (https://www.iuc.hr/)

Web site: http://lida.ffos.hr/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lida2020/ 

Twitter: @LIDADubrovnik20

Email: lida@unizd.hr

 

About Conference

Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) addresses the changing and challenging environment for libraries and information systems and services in the digital world. LIDA is an international biennial conference that brings together researchers, educators, students, practitioners, and developers from all over the world in a forum for personal exchanges, discussions, and learning, made easier by being held in memorable environs. This year's theme is " Reshaping Identity in The Digital Age: People, Libraries, Data, Technology & Ethics". We welcome papers that address critical and theoretical examination of the theme; present current research and evidence, as well as examination of best practices from the field, and practitioner perspectives and applications.

The year 2020 celebrates the 20th year of LIDA and the return of LIDA to Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Invited Speakers

Milijana Micunovic, University of Osijek, Croatia

Annemaree Lloyd, University College, London, UK

 

Contributions

Papers, panels, workshops and posters (types described below) are invited covering the following, and related, topics with regard to Libraries, Archives, Museums, and other Information Institutions.  Submissions are invited that address the overarching topics:

  • 2020 vision for libraries in the digital age:  What is the identity and role of libraries in the digital age?
  • Factors shaping and transforming identity in the digital age
  • Understanding people's information needs, seeking and use in the context of digital environments and digital services
  • Identity, culture, and communication in digital environments
  • Identity, community, and belonging - the role of libraries
  • Identity, agency and activism, social justice and social inclusion
  • Identity, difference and diversity:  system and service design
  • Digital inclusion and access
  • Digital policies, politics and power
  • Intellectual freedom and censorship
  • Ethics
  • Digital environments and the construction and control of identity
  • How are identities controlled by the digital environment?
  • LIS profession
  • Education and training, reference
  • Changes and innovation in services, resources and systems
  • Digital wellbeing and digital safety
  • Protection of digital lives:  topics around privacy, digital issues such as cyberbullying, digital harassment, phishing, identity theft and role of libraries
  • Heritage, digitization and preservation of resources of and for diverse groups
  • Investigating digital networks and network analysis
  • Subcultures and marginalized identities
  • Innovative approaches to methods, measurement and evaluation: social network analysis, interpretivist methods, altmetrics, data analytics, and visualizations
  • Scholarly identity, academic social media sites, roles for libraries
  • Thinking ahead out-of-the box:  promises and pitfalls of libraries and identity 

 

Types of Contributions Invited

Papers: Up to 20 minute presentations on scholarly research, practical advances, best practices, and educational projects. Both completed research and early work/preliminary results are invited. Submit 1,500 word abstract, plus references by 1 October 2019.

Panels: Up to 90 minute sessions that will be interactive and offer different perspectives and approaches to a specific topic.  Authors must propose the format and invite up to five panelists (including the moderator). Submit 750 word abstract, plus references by 1 October 2019.

Workshops: Up to 90 minute sessions that will be tutorial and educational in nature, and are intended to foster interactive discussions for attendees who share common interest. Submit 750 word abstract, plus references by 1 October 2019.

Posters: Short graphic presentations that will be presented in a special Minute Madness session. Awards will be given for Best Poster. Submit 750 word abstract, plus references by 1 October 2019.

PhD Forum: Short presentations by doctoral students, particularly as related to their dissertation. The PhD Forum provides doctoral students the opportunity to present their work to senior faculty in relatively informal setting and to receive feedback on their dissertation by a panel of international educators. Submit 750 word abstract, plus references by 1 October 2019.

Student Showcase: Short presentations by undergraduate and graduate students, related to their academic research, practical projects, etc. The showcase will provide students with opportunity to get feedback on their work in informal setting and advice on how to develop their work further and get published. LIDA 2020 Outstanding Student Award will be given for best presentations in this section. Submit 750 word abstract, plus references by 1 October 2019.

Important: All proposals will be refereed in a double-blind process and MUST follow formal LIDA guidelines available at LIDA 2020 website (http://lida.ffos.hr/submissions). Proposals will not go forward for review if templates are not used. The conference language is English and all work should be in English, original and not previously presented or published.

Submission of proposals/extended abstracts should be made using the EasyChair submission system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lida2020)

Authors can choose to participate in the conference only with the presentation OR both to present their work and submit a full-text manuscript. In both cases, at least one author must be registered and present at the conference.

 

Publication of Conference Papers

All authors are invited to submit a full-text manuscript of their paper presented at the LIDA conference to be considered for publication in the peer-reviewed scholarly journal Education for Information (https://www.iospress.nl/journal/education-for-information/). Education for Information (EFI) welcomes a broad perspective on issues related to the information and communication discipline and is indexed in Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, EBSCO, ERIC, Scopus, Web of Science: Emerging Sources Citation Index etc. EFI publishes full-length articles (5000-8000 words of text excluding the references) and short articles (1000-1500 words of text excluding references), and LIDA authors are invited to submit papers in any of these two categories. Submission guidelines for EFI are available here:

http://www.iospress.nl/journal/education-for-information/?tab=submission-of-manuscripts.

Important: Authors should indicate in their cover letter that their manuscript is a full-text paper of their presentation given at LIDA 2020. Submissions will be subject to a double blind review process and should be submitted via the journal's online system at https://mstracker.com/submit_0.php.

Further queries regarding publication of LIDA 2020 papers in Education for Information can be addressed to Fidelia Ibekwe, EFI editor-in-chief, (fidelia.ibekwe-sanjuan{at}univ-amu.fr) and to Marie Radford (mradford{at}comminfo.rutgers.edu).

 

Deadlines

Submission of proposals to LIDA 2020 (extended abstracts): 1 October 2019.

Notification of acceptance: 15 November 2019.

Submission of full-text manuscripts for consideration for publication in Education for Information (EFI): 30 June 2020 (OPTIONAL)

Notification of acceptance of full-text manuscripts for publication in EFI: 1 October 2020

Submission of final versions of full-text manuscripts for EFI: 30 October 2020

Publication of peer reviewed conference papers in EFI: Dec 2020

 

Invitation to Institutions/Sponsors

Libraries, information agencies, professional organizations, publishers, and service providers are invited to consider participation at LIDA by providing a demonstration, workshop, or exhibit about their products, services or advances, or by presenting a paper or poster about their activities, as related to the two themes. Sponsorship of an event is also invited. Institutions can benefit as well: we will provide course materials to participants so that they can communicate and transfer topics of interest to their institution.

 

Venue

Dubrovnik, Croatia is recognized as one of the World Cultural Heritage sites by UNESCO. It is a walled city, preserved as it existed in medieval times. A beautiful natural location on the Adriatic Sea, a lavish architecture of squares, palaces, and churches, small, intriguing hill-hugging streets, pedestrian-only traffic within the walls, outings to the enchanting near-by islands - all these and more combine to make Dubrovnik one of the most popular destinations in Europe. The city of Dubrovnik is also often referred to as "the Pearl of the Adriatic". Lately it's become even more popular around the world as a filming location for several famous series and movies: Game of Thrones, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and The Borgias.

 

Conference Directors

Marie L. Radford, Ph.D., School of Communication and Information, Rutgers Univ., USA

Ross J. Todd, Ph.D., School of Communication and Information, Rutgers Univ., USA

Sanjica Faletar Tanacković, Ph.D., Dept. of Information Sciences, Univ. of Osijek, Croatia

Drahomira Cupar, Ph.D., Department of Information Science, Univ. of Zadar, Croatia

 

Call for Submissions | leave a comment


Call for Submissions: ACM SIGIR CHIIR 2020

The online paper submission site for the ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR) is now open.

 https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=chiir2020

 

The paper submission guidelines are posted on the conference website:

http://sigir.org/chiir2020/guidelines.html

 

Please note the upcoming deadlines: October 15, 2019 for full and perspective papers; October 29, 2019 for short, demonstration, resource, and Doctoral Consortium papers.

http://sigir.org/chiir2020/calls.html

 

Workshop and tutorial proposals are to be submitted via email. See the specific instruction for this on the above calls webpage.

 

We are looking forward to seeing your submissions.

 

---

ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction & Retrieval (CHIIR 2020)

Program Co-Chairs

Orland Hoeber, University of Regina

Ioannis Arapakis, Telefonica I+D

Irene Lopatovska, Pratt Institute

 

Conference website: http://sigir.org/chiir2020/

Call for papers: http://sigir.org/chiir2020/calls.html

Important deadlines: Oct 1, 15, and 29

Oct 1 (workshop and tutorial proposals)

Oct 15 (full and perspective papers)

Oct 29 (short papers, demos, and doctoral consortium proposals)

Call for Submissions | leave a comment


Call for Applications: New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) Internship Program

In its seventh year, the NJLA Internship Program offers library school students the opportunity to become active in the state-wide professional association, particularly its committees and sections; to network with peers and library leaders from around the state; and to participate in service learning. Each successful applicant will be appointed as an intern to a single committee or section for a term of the current NJLA year (ends June 30, 2020).

 

Requirements for participation include:  

  • Enrollment in library school
  • Membership in NJLA
  • No previous NJLA committee appointments. 

 

The deadline to apply is September 27, 2019. Limited openings available.

 

Apply at: https://njla.org/content/njla-internship-program

 

Discounted joint student memberships to ALA/NJLA are available here: https://www.ala.org/cfapps/jntapp/index.cfm?urlcode=ST-NJ (only $42!)

 

For more information, contact the Co-Coordinators of the NJLA Internship Program, John Wallace (jwallace@ocean.edu)  Kathleen Melgar (kmelgar@asburyparklibrary.org).

 

Opportunities for Current Students | leave a comment


Access Services/Circulation Coordinator, Rivier University, Nashua, NH

Responsibilities

Coordinate the circulation and availability of library materials, provide information to library patrons, maintain the library stacks, and supervise student workers.

 

  • Plan, supervise and coordinate circulation desk operations, including the checking in and out of library materials in all formats, maintaining circulation records and generating reports and notices.

  • In coordination with faculty, maintain the library's reserves collection.

  • Provide patrons with a wide variety of informational assistance concerning library services and policies, and information about the University, as necessary. Assist patrons in the basic use of computers, printers, scanners, word processing tools, the wireless network, etc. In the absence of the reference librarian, provide reference assistance, as needed.

  • Interview, hire, train, supervise, and schedule student workers. Create and plan Circulation Desk student worker schedule and work flow for Regina Library.

  • Maintain library stack areas: shelve, inventory, shelf read, plan for space needs and shift targeted areas of the circulating collections as necessary.

  • Manage the library's media equipment and test collections. 

  • Participate in library's information literacy program as needed; provide library instruction and orientation for user groups. When necessary, prepare LibGuides and other appropriate teaching materials.

  • Assist with library projects, programming, and other tasks as needed.  

 

Qualifications

  • Required Education and Experience: 

    • Bachelor's degree plus two to three years of relevant experience. 

    • Overall understanding of library operations, particularly library circulation systems. 

    • Good supervisory and organizational skills. 

    • Ability to coordinate and plan workflow, multi-task, and work with a variety of detailed data. 

    • General office and organizational skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office products. 

    • Ability to interact courteously and efficiently with library patrons; ability to exercise sound discretion when enforcing library policies. 

    • Excellent customer service orientation.

  • Preferred Education and Experience: 

    • MLS degree or MLS degree candidate. 

    • Academic library experience.

    • Experience with library's integrated library system. 

    • Overall understanding of basic reference assistance and the Library of Congress classification system.

 

Application Instructions

Submit cover letter, resume and the contact information for three professional references to:  Office of Human Resources, Rivier University, 420 South Main St., Nashua, NH 03060 Attn: ACCESS SERVICES COORDINATOR or email to jobs@rivier.edu. Interested individuals are invited to apply and while we appreciate every applicant's interest, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to those candidates who apply by September 25, 2019.

 

Academic Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England | leave a comment


Commons Librarian - Head of Archives and Special Collections, Providence College, Providence, RI

Providence College is seeking a librarian to manage all aspects of the College's special and archival collections physical, digitized, and born-digital, as integral components of the overall collections.

 

Essential Responsibilities      

1. Collecting and maintaining the historic record of Providence College in many formats and media through archival and records management activities and practices.

  • Maintain and provide access to archival collections already held in the library
  • Develop policies and procedures in line with archives and records management fundamentals to assist with collection development 
  • Acquire collection materials from campus constituents at a more systematic and regular rate
  • Process collections using best practices and create EAD finding aids for maximal access and discoverability
  • Work with the Library Leadership and Administrative Team to identify preservation concerns
  • Advocate for better storage/preservation options for archival material in all formats
  • Develop and manage staff within the department to assist with these activities.
  • Participate in consortial, regional, and national committees, working groups, and organizations on archives and records management activities to keep current on best practices.

 

2. Providing research services for members of the College community and general public with collections material.

  • Answering "Ask a Librarian" messages
  • Setting up in person meetings
  • Responding to patrons via email and over the phone.

  • Collaborate with the Research and Education department to conduct information literacy sessions on archival literacy, archival practice, and original/primary source materials.
  • Create exhibits both independently and as requested by campus departments, including Academic Affairs, Institutional Advancement, and Marketing & Communications.
  • Conduct information sessions as applicable and participate in cross-library functions and events.

 

3. Bring practices and systems used in Archives and Special Collections into current best practices with an emphasis on future-focused, sustainable practices and workflows.

  • Conduct an audit/inventory of current practices
  • Create a prioritized and strategic list of goals for future changes and improvements, including research on, and selection of a digital discovery system and tools for electronic preservation of born-digital items.
  • Update practices, policies, procedures, and day-to-day activities, bringing them in line with current best practices.

 

4. Create, maintain, and provide access to Special Collections material

  • Take appropriate steps to acquire additional collections as opportunities arise, including entrepreneurial and grant-based opportunities
  • Provide optimal and appropriate access to Special Collections, and train staff to better acquire, maintain, and provide access to Special Collections in all media.

 

5. Participate and/or lead/chair library committees.

  • Attend monthly managers meetings and other meetings as needed within the library and elsewhere on campus.
  • Serve weekly hours on the research desk.
  • Teach information literacy instruction sessions as needed either independently or as a team.

 

Marginal Duties:              

1. Perform all other duties as may be required.

 

Education and Experience Required       

  • An ALA-accredited LIS degree or equivalent education in a related field (e.g., history)
  • Demonstrated ability in archives and special collections based on education, vocational and/or avocational activities
  • Demonstrated ability to develop research materials which provide effective access to collections, especially in electronic/digital formats
  • Demonstrated general technology expertise
  • Demonstrated technology expertise with preservation, discovery, and access tools related to archives and special collections
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Study and/or work in archives and special collections, preferably in a higher education, academic environment
  • Experience with collecting, managing, and preserving archival material in all formats
  • Experience with the creation and maintenance of web-based collections and digital exhibits

 

Physical Demands           

  • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard
  • Communication skills using the spoken word
  • Ability to see within normal parameters
  • Ability to hear within normal range
  • Ability to move about

 

Employee Status: Full Time

Union Status: Non-Union

Requisition Number: AS348P    

Open Until Filled    

 

To Apply: https://careers.providence.edu/postings/4318

Archive Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England | leave a comment


Research Associate, Bain Capital, LP, Boston, MA

Bain Capital's Global Research Services (GRS) is seeking a Research Manager to lead research best practices, quality control, and training initiatives as part of a global research team located in Boston, India, and Beijing. The Research Manager must be a critical and creative thinker, with a strong service orientation, self-motivation, and proven ability to solve problems, improve processes, and drive projects forward.

 

Role and Responsibilities

  • Deliver comprehensive, synthesized research results from diverse sources in a clear and actionable format to investment professionals in a deadline-oriented environment.

  • Proactively work with global internal partners and GRS team members to anticipate information needs and identify opportunities for research collaboration.

  • Lead discovery of emerging information sources and technologies, and conduct rigorous evaluations to assess quality and value to the firm.

  • Develop expertise in the assigned industry vertical, maintaining current awareness of relevant industry drivers and trends.

  • Participate in and contribute to a continuously evolving global research service model.

  • Serve as a team representative of GRS and participate in a variety of project-based initiatives to further improve information services provided and core competencies of team.

  • Other projects as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • Masters of Library/Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited institution preferred.

  • 2-3 years of experience in business intelligence research and analysis, particularly in a corporate, consulting, or financial services environment.
  • Demonstrated competency and creativity in conducting complex research inquiries.
  • Deep understanding of secondary research tools (e.g. Factiva, LexisNexis, S&P Capital IQ, Bloomberg, Euromonitor, IBISWorld, Dealogic, PitchBook, Preqin, Mergermarket, etc.).

  • Familiarity with copyright and licensing best practices.

  • Familiarity with primary research methods, such as surveys, focus groups, and interviews.

  • Research experience in a specific industry, language expertise, and/or European/Asian regions a plus.

  • Strong service orientation, self-motivation, and demonstrated ability to solve problems, improve processes, and drive projects forward.  

  • Excellent people skills, team orientation, and professional attitude.

  • Strong verbal and written communication.

 

Application Instructions

Resumes may be submitted to:

Melissa Clark

mclark@baincapital.com

Bain Capital 

200 Clarendon Street

Boston, MA 02116  

For more information visit www.baincapital.com 

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | leave a comment


Research Manager, Bain Capital, LP, Boston, MA

Bain Capital's Global Research Services (GRS) is seeking a Research Manager to lead research best practices, quality control, and training initiatives as part of a global research team located in Boston, India, and Beijing. The Research Manager must be a critical and creative thinker, with a strong service orientation, self-motivation, and proven ability to solve problems, improve processes, and drive projects forward.

 

Role and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to a continuously evolving global research service model, leading a variety of project-based initiatives to further improve information services provided and core competencies of team.
  • Develop and maintain research best practices documentation and training materials, coordinating and designing team workshops and vendor instruction sessions.
  • Conduct research quality control and establish robust feedback channels within the team.
  • Evaluate team activity statistics to identify trends, find opportunities for process improvement, and adjust workflows.
  • Lead the ongoing improvement and maintenance of internal knowledge management systems, including research guides, team workflow management tools, team intranet site, shared files, and related documentation.
  • Lead GRS instruction programming, delivering new hire overviews and desktop source training to end users across the global firm.
  • Deliver comprehensive, synthesized research results from diverse sources in a clear and actionable format to investment professionals in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Develop expertise in the assigned industry vertical, maintaining current awareness of relevant industry drivers and trends.
  • Proactively work with internal partners and research team members to anticipate information needs and identify opportunities for research collaboration.
  • Lead discovery of emerging information sources and technologies, and conduct rigorous evaluations to assess quality and value to the firm.
  • Other projects as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • Masters of Library/Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited institution preferred.
  • 5-7 years of experience in business research and analysis, particularly in a corporate, consulting, or financial services environment.Demonstrated competency and creativity in conducting complex research inquiries.
  • Deep understanding of secondary research tools (e.g. Factiva, LexisNexis, S&P Capital IQ, Bloomberg, Euromonitor, IBISWorld, Dealogic, PitchBook, Preqin, Mergermarket, etc.).

  • Familiarity with copyright and licensing best practices.

  • Familiarity with primary research methods, such as surveys, focus groups, and interviews.

  • Research experience in a specific industry a plus.

  • Experience with ServiceNow, SharePoint, and/or Box a plus.

  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills a plus.

  • Excellent people skills, team orientation, and professional attitude.
  • Strong verbal and written communication.

 

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

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | leave a comment


Substitute Teen Librarians, 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.

 

Requirements

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

 

Job Description

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.

 

Qualifications

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 $24.00 per hour.

 

To Apply

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

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


Historical & Special Collections Student Assistant, Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA

Job Description

This position will assist with a variety of tasks including: assisting with reproduction requests; refoldering, labeling, and reboxing some of our Modern Manuscript collections; boxing and transporting collection materials; and staffing the reading room (which will include basic training in the staff end of HOLLIS Special Request). Additional duties may include: shifting and shelving books; data entry in Alma and ArchivesSpace; and filing. Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • Previous library experience strongly preferred; experience with rare or archival material a plus.
  • Attention to detail and ability to work independently a must.
  • Strong oral communication skills and an energetic, positive attitude essential.
  • Must be punctual, flexible, and reliable.
  • Should be familiar with Windows operating system and experience with Adobe Photoshop preferred.
  • Must be able to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds.

 

Supervisor

Lesley Schoenfeld, Public Services & Visual Collections Administrator

lschoenf@law.harvard.edu

 

Hourly Rate: $15.00

Hours

10-12 hours/week: Academic year 2019-2020

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

Hours must be worked Monday-Friday between 9am-5pm. The ideal candidate will be available Wednesdays between 1 and 3. 

 

Application Instructions

Interested applicants, please send resumes and brief statement of interest to lschoenf@law.harvard.edu.

 

Opportunities for Current Students | leave a comment


Metadata Specialist, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

The Special Collections and University Archives at the UMass Amherst Libraries is looking for a Metadata Specialist to support a large-scale digitization project funded by CLIR. The Metadata Specialist will catalog manuscripts, photographs and other materials in a variety of archival collections, create descriptive metadata according to Special Collections and University Archives' best practices using EAD and MODS metadata schema, enhance existing metadata and perform other duties as assigned in the Special Collections and University Archives Department of the University Library.

No experience in MODS or Special Collections cataloging required but an interest in MARC and non-MARC metadata, digitization, digital libraries, and archival theory and practices is strongly preferred.

This is a part-time, 16-month position. $15 per hour.

Please send a resume to kyleboyd@umass.edu preferably by 9/27.

Opportunities for Current Students | leave a comment


Access Services and Operations Manager, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA

In alignment with Berklee's Vision & Strategy 2025, the Berklee Library's mission is to support our students in achieving their artistic potential and equip them with the information and digital literacy skills needed to forge successful careers in today's knowledge-driven, global society.  As we move forward with this mission, the Library has embarked on a broad-reaching program to re-assess and re-redesign our public-facing services and programs. To help implement this renewal, we are seeking an innovative, engaged, service-oriented individual to join our dynamic, multi-disciplinary team.

Under the broad supervision of the Associate Dean, Learning Resources and the Director of Collections Strategy and the Albert Alphin Library, the Access Services and Operations Manager will be responsible for the effective daily operation of Stan Getz and Albert Alphin Libraries  facilities and services, including circulation, reserves, security, and facilities maintenance.

The Manager is also responsible for ensuring a friendly and welcoming environment that is conducive to learning, discovery and collaboration. Stays abreast of current best practices and innovative trends with regard to academic learning space and service development to ensure that we successfully meet the needs of Berklee's creative, highly diverse population of users​. Risk-taking and experimental approaches will be rewarded. Along with a willingness to exploit emerging trends within the library profession, the person in this position will also look to best practices in customer outreach and program development in other fields and sectors for inspiration.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages and coordinates the daily operations of the Stan Getz and Albert Alphin Libraries  facilities and services.

  • Ensures a friendly, welcoming environment and atmosphere that pulls from and exemplifies current trends and innovative practices related to learning, discovery and collaboration.

  • Working with other members of the Learning Resources team, plays a key role in the development of a comprehensive and innovative service strategy and drives the ongoing efforts to merge the user services provided by the Stan Getz and Albert Alphin libraries

  • Recruits, leads and motivates 4 staff members in the Operations and Access Services to deliver an excellent standard of service and implement innovative approaches to new service development. 

  • Participates in assessment and long-range planning for services and physical space working in collaboration with LRS senior leadership and others to develop strategic plans supporting library access services.

  • In partnership with the Instruction & Engagement team, provides basic reference and information services to patrons.

  • Serves as Learning Resources point person to various departments responsible for campus-wide business and administrative services (procurement, real estate, physical plant, public safety etc).

  • Works a flexible schedule, with possible evening/weekend hours in order to ensure appropriate coverage of the library facilities.

  • Works closely with staff on course reserves processing and upkeep.

  • Represents Learning Resources department on college-wide initiatives and services that impact the Libraries facilities and services.

  • In collaboration with the Learning Resources technology support team, evaluates new technology and products and makes appropriate recommendations for purchase and implementation.

  • Enforces policies and ​works with the Community Standards Office on special disciplinary cases.

  • Acts as final arbitrator for individual patron complaints or concerns regarding access services.

  • Advises LRS leadership on needs, trends and best practices and participates in long-range planning.

Possible Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducts instructional and informational presentations about the Libraries facilities and services to faculty, staff, students, and parents.

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Bachelor's Degree in music or related performance art field.

  • Masters degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or significant professional experience in an academic library of at least 5 years.

  • Extensive experience in customer service and user support, ideally in an academic setting. Relevant experience in other sectors (e.g. retail, museums, other arts venues) highly valued.

  • Versatile problem solving and troubleshooting skills. Ability to apply a broad range of expertise to address specific user needs. Skilled in quickly ascertaining and resolving immediate technical problems; ability to exercise discerning judgment.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and consultation skills in order to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and external groups - often under demanding conditions.

  • Strong understanding of academic library standards, policies and procedures. In-depth knowledge of current academic, and administrative software packages.

  • Strong organizational, supervisory, and managerial skills. Ability to coordinate a comprehensive support effort involving both people and technology.

  • Awareness of and sensitivity to the needs of a diverse student population, with particular attention to academic skills and special needs.

  • Ability to learn new technologies and incorporate them into existing operations.

  • Strong training and presentation skills. Ability to explain and demonstrate new concepts to broad audiences.

  • Some experience with cataloging and cleaning up metadata strongly preferred.

 

Application Instructions

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

Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter that addresses the applicant's capabilities and experiences.
  • A resume or CV.

Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.

 

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. 

Incomplete applications will not be considered.The position will remain open for applications until filled.

 

Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.

 

Academic Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England | leave a comment


Part-Time Library Assistant, Lebanon Libraries, Lebanon, NH

Applications are now being accepted for the part-time, 28 hours per week, position of Library Assistant as further described below:

Job Title:

Library Assistant (Part Time)

Grade/Affiliation:

Grade 4/Non-Bargaining

Compensation Range:   

$19.37 - $26.15 per hour

Department Group:

Library

Posting Date: 

September 10, 2019

Closing Date:

September 24, 2019

Position Overview

Paraprofessional position responsible for performing circulation desk responsibilities and functions, assisting patrons with reference information, shelving books and materials, planning for and implementing children's programs, and otherwise assisting patrons to fully access the resources of the public library. Work performed primarily in the Children's Department. Position will work at both the Lebanon and Kilton libraries. Five (5) day work schedule with Saturday hours required as part of a rotation (occurs once every 4-5 weeks) and two evening hours required (until 6:00 pm one evening and until 8:00 pm one evening). 



Position Requirements

Associate degree and one to two years prior experience in library work.



Application & Resume Instructions 

External Candidates: Employment Applications are required for all external candidates. Resumes are optional and must be submitted with a City application. Application materials should be submitted to human.resources@lebanonnh.gov or by mail to: Human Resources, City of Lebanon, 51 North Park Street, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03766.



Current City Employees: It is recommended that internal employees submit a letter of interest / statement of qualifications as well as a resume. An employment application is not required. Submit application materials to: Gloria Leskiewicz, Human Resources via interoffice mail or to human.resources@lebanonnh.gov. 



 Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Pre-professional Positions | Public Positions | leave a comment


Multiple Positions, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

The School of Information Sciences in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's (UTK) College of Communication and Information (CCI), is seeking two Assistant Professors for tenure-track, academic year positions to start fall 2020 in the areas of information and data sciences to join us in our quest to enrich, elevate and transform communities and the information professions through excellence in research, education and service.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research and teach and advise students in our new bachelor's degree program in information sciences, our master's degree program in information sciences, and the college-wide doctoral program. School, college, university, and professional service are also expected.  We especially welcome candidates with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. 

 

Required Qualifications: Earned doctorate by time of appointment in information sciences, computer science, or related area. Evidence of ability to develop a record of research productivity and succeed in teaching courses in a variety of formats. Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students and staff from a wide range of disciplines, cultures and academic backgrounds.  

Desired Qualifications: Candidates with research and teaching interests in areas that extend the school's areas of expertise will be considered, with applicants who have interest in one or more of the following broad areas, with application in a variety of domains, especially welcome: data analytics, data visualization, artificial intelligence, information retrieval, recommender systems, bias and fairness in computational systems, computational social science, or human-computer interaction. 

 

To Apply: Individuals interested in applying for the position should send, via email, (1) a letter of application, (2) a statement of research interests, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, (4) a diversity statement; (5) a current curriculum vitae, and (6) a list of three references to: sisfacultysearch@utk.edu (subject line: Tenure Track Faculty Position), or send hard copies of these materials to: Faculty Search Committee, School of Information Sciences,  451 Communications Bldg., 1345 Circle Park Drive, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0341.

 

Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Information Sciences (MSIS)

The School of Information Sciences in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's (UTK) College of Communication and Information (CCI), is seeking a non-tenure-track Clinical Assistant Professor in information sciences to join us in our quest to enrich, elevate and transform communities and the information professions through excellence in research, education and service.  The initial appointment for the position will be up to a maximum of three years, with the possibility of renewal. This is a 12-month appointment and is available as soon as January 2020.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach and advise students in our ALA-accredited master's degree program in information sciences, serve as director of the master's program, and manage the master's practicum program.  School, college, university, and professional service are also expected.  Candidates with teaching interests in areas that complement any the school's areas of expertise will be considered.  We especially welcome candidates with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. 

 

Required Qualifications: Earned doctorate by time of appointment in information sciences, library science or related area. Record of successful teaching in a variety of modes and mentoring in an institution of higher education in areas related to the master's degree program. Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students and staff from a wide range of disciplines, cultures and academic backgrounds is essential. Ability to build positive and mutually-beneficial relationships with professionals working in a variety of information sectors. 

Desired Qualifications: Candidates with professional experience in information sciences-related careers, and who have connections to the information professions are especially welcome. Experience in program administration, development and evaluation are also desired.

 

To Apply: Individuals interested in applying for the position should send, via email, (1) a letter of application, (2) a statement of teaching philosophy, (3) a diversity statement; (4) a current curriculum vitae, and (5) a list of three references to: sisfacultysearch@utk.edu (subject line:  MSIS Clinical Faculty Position), or send hard copies of these materials to: Faculty Search Committee, School of Information Sciences,  451 Communications Bldg., 1345 Circle Park Drive, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0341. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

 

Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Information Sciences (BSIS)

The School of Information Sciences in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's (UTK) College of Communication and Information (CCI), is seeking a non-tenure-track Clinical Assistant Professor in information sciences to join us in our quest to enrich, elevate and transform communities and the information professions through excellence in research, education and service.  The initial appointment for the position will be up to a maximum of three years, with the possibility of renewal. This is a 12-month appointment and is available as soon as January 2020.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach and advise students in our new bachelor's degree program in information sciences, serve as director of undergraduate studies, and manage the undergraduate practicum program. School, college, university, and professional service are also expected.  Candidates are expected to have teaching interests in areas related to the bachelor's degree program which focuses on user experience design; data, information management, and analytics; and information technology. We especially welcome candidates with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. 

Required Qualifications: Earned doctorate by time of appointment in information sciences, computer science, or related area. Record of successful teaching in a variety of modes and mentoring in an institution of higher education in areas related to the bachelor's degree program.  Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students and staff from a wide range of disciplines, cultures and academic backgrounds.  Ability to build positive and mutually-beneficial relationships with professionals working in a variety of information sectors. 

Desired Qualifications: Candidates with professional experience in information sciences-related careers, and with industry connections are especially welcome. Experience in program administration, development and evaluation are also desired.

 

To Apply: Individuals interested in applying for the position should send, via email, (1) a letter of application, (2) a statement of teaching philosophy, (3) a diversity statement; (4) a current curriculum vitae, and (5) a list of three references to: sisfacultysearch@utk.edu (subject line:  BSIS Clinical Faculty Position), or send hard copies of these materials to: Faculty Search Committee, School of Information Sciences,  451 Communications Bldg., 1345 Circle Park Drive, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0341. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Library Assistant/Children's Specialist, Nahant Public Library, Nahant, MA

Would you like to take the lead in bringing innovative children's services to Nahant? The smallest town by landmass in Mass is looking for a creative thinker to run story times and other programming, perform outreach, and manage the children's and young adult collections. Laugh, play, share, and help us increase participation and relevance in our community.  

Solid grounding in child education and children's literature, project management, customer service, and in teamwork to fulfill annual goals are a must.

 

Essential functions of the job include:

  • Develops the children's/young adults' collections; order and purchase books, movies and materials for the Department; insure all materials and resources are current and kept in good order; oversees the weeding and disposal of materials that are no longer relevant
  • Develops and implement all department programs including story times, arts and craft activities, performers, and special events. Provide hands-on assistance when necessary
  • Disseminates and promotes Children's and Young Adults' events and materials via flyers, posters, displays and social media
  • Performs outreach in the elementary school or at town events as needed
  • Assists patrons by helping them locate books and other materials; helps patrons print or scan materials
  • Registers patrons for library cards; checks books and materials in and out; explains library services and procedures
  • Shelves books and shelf reads for accuracy of book and material placement.
  • Answers telephone; address general questions and short reference questions
  • Keeps current about the community, other area libraries, and librarianship
  • Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates

 

All work is performed under the administrative direction of the Library Director. Employee should be able to negotiate a non-accessible facility, lift as much as 30 pounds, and operate computers and copier. The employee should be fairly proficient in Microsoft Office, email, and social media. Employee has frequent contact with the general public, schools, vendors, and other public groups. Contacts are in person, via email or by telephone. Ability to communicate well in all these settings is mandatory.

 

Requirements

Master's in library science preferred, bachelor's degree and related experience also considered.

Salary begins at $30,000 with full benefits package for a 37.5 hour week.

 

To Apply

Please inquire or apply by email to Sharon Hawkes, Director, at shawkes@nahant.org and attach a cover letter, résumé, and three recent professional references. Deadline for submissions is Friday, October 4, 2019.

Pre-professional Positions | Public Positions | leave a comment


Librarian, Collins Middle School, Salem, MA

What You'll Do:

As a librarian, you will ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. Your goal will be to empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, effective users of technology and ethical users of information. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate with classroom teachers to design and implement units of instruction, and to assess student learning. Finally, you will work to align the School Library Program (SLP) with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school/district.



Role Responsibilities:

1. Teaching and Learning

  • Collaborate with teachers in the instructional process by planning engaging and challenging lessons and assignments that lead to the effective use of print and digital library resources.
  • Collaborate with teachers to design, teach, and assess learning that incorporates project-based learning, information literacies in different formats, critical thinking and self-assessment.
  • Promote the use of online databases and provide research skills instruction in the effective use of these resources for students and teachers
  • Model and promote the ethical use of information and the importance of digital citizenship
  • Promote a love of reading and lifelong learning.
  • Plan and provide professional development


2. Collection Development and Information Access

  • Evaluate, select, catalog and maintain print and digital resources that are relevant to the curriculum, reflect the rich diversity of our learning community, and support the academic success and personal growth of our students.
  • Maintain a high-interest fiction collection and a current and relevant nonfiction collection by continuously culling outdated and irrelevant materials.
  • Review, maintain and promote use of digital databases and conduct research skills and database training workshops for teachers and students
  • Assist teachers in the selection of books and other instructional materials, and make library materials available to supplement the instructional program.
  • Inform teachers and other staff members concerning new materials that the learning commons acquires.
  • Catalog all print and digital resources using the Destiny library system, and provide instruction to teachers and students in the efficient use of this system to access information and discover books for recreational reading.


3. Program Administration and Library Management

  • Create a welcoming, student-centered, flexible learning commons environment that supports a variety of collaborative learning opportunities and social activities
  • Host, facilitate and collaborate with faculty colleagues to offer book groups, guest speakers, TED Talks, poetry slams, open mic nights and other events, to introduce a variety of diverse cultural and learning opportunities in the learning commons
  • Organize and manage all print and digital resources and instructional technology in the learning commons to support teaching and learning
  • Foster a creative, flexible environment so that the learning commons is an essential part of the learning community.
  • Maintain the school library's webpage, Schoology resource pages and other online resources.
  • Promote and highlight activity in the learning commons through the web page and relevant social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram).
  • Supervise library assistants in the performance of their duties.
  • Prepare and administer the library budget.


4. Technology 

  • Evaluate and promote existing and emerging instructional technologies to support teaching and improve learning.
  • Facilitate implementation of school initiatives, such as 1:1 chromebook environment and technologysupported, inquiry-based learning.
  • Provide direct assistance and support with technological tools and resources to students and teachers.
  • Collaborate with teachers and staff to assist with and support best practices in the use of the instructional technology


5. Leadership

  • Serve on decision-making and school improvement teams and present at meetings.
  • Stay current in professional practices and educational research, and maintain active professional memberships.
  • Collect and analyze data to improve instruction and the quality of collections.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


What You'll Bring

We are looking for candidates who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are inspired by our mission and are highly motivated to change children's lives through education. You'll be right at home here if you are a reflective practitioner who values collaboration with colleagues and pushes yourself, your work and the people around you to the next level. We expect our SPS employees to:

  • Hold a deep commitment to students and families and value diversity - The SPS community is vibrant, diverse in background, ethnicity, language, and perspective. You embrace and affirm the backgrounds of all members of the SPS community and view our diversity as a powerful resource that supports us each in learning and doing our best work.
  • Hold high expectations for yourself, students, and colleagues - You see potential in all, especially our SPS students, and maintain high expectations for achievement, while providing the support necessary to meet that bar. You hold yourself to high expectations, modeling SPS values and seeking opportunities to continuously improve.
  • Build authentic, caring relationships with colleagues, students, and families - You build strong relationships across students, families, and colleagues that are collaborative in nature and contribute to the individual and collective success of SPS. You partner with families and colleagues to make decisions in the best interest of students and learning.
  • Embrace feedback - You are a reflective practitioner who learns from failure, using mistakes and challenges as opportunities for growth. You model persistence and growth mindset and thrive in a culture of feedback.


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree Required; Master's Degree preferred
  • Required Massachusetts certification as a School Librarian or Unified Media Specialist (all grades) by the Massachusetts Department of Education, or in the process of licensure
  • SEI Endorsement Required
  • Ability to meet the expectations of the Massachusetts Standards and Indicators of Effective Teaching Practice
  • Second Language (Spanish) proficiency a plus
  • Current authorization to work in the United States


Salem Public Schools

Salem is a small, diverse city with a proud maritime and immigrant history. Salem Public School leaders are passionate about urban education and understand the urgency of improving student achievement. They respect and value the racial, cultural, and linguistic diversity of our students and their families, and have a strong commitment to the Salem community. Salem Public Schools seeks individuals who are able to serve all of our students, regardless of ability or language. Applicants who have experience working in urban schools and have bilingual skills are strongly encouraged to apply



Equal Opportunity Employer

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



Interested applicants please email your resume and cover letter to Alicia Palmer, Director of Human Capital, at apalmer@salemk12.org.

Professional Job Listings in New England | School Positions | leave a comment


Call for Papers: Library History Seminar XIV

CFP for Library History Seminar XIV

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

August 11-13, 2020

 

Librarians Without Borders : Historical Perspectives on Library Outreach

 

This conference seeks to explore the history of library outreach in all of its forms. ""Librarian," "library," and "outreach" are defined in the broadest possible terms that still retain meaning. "Librarians" include all of those who identify as such, regardless of whether they hold academic or other professional certifications. The concept of "library" transcends that of the traditional physical location with a specific collection of books and other materials, clearly defined audience, and formally instituted policies and procedures. "Outreach" ranges from traditional formal programs designed to reach underserved and marginalized groups within a library's community of service to physical and virtual efforts that move beyond the borders of the community to collaborations between libraries and other cultural heritage institutions. Papers that explore the unique, the unusual, and the esoteric are especially welcome. 

 

Please submit your paper proposal by 1 November 2019 through the Conference Submission Website https://www.cvent.com/c/abstracts/08fe55c0-bccd-4be8-91cc-f30cfffd12da

 

Each proposal must include the following:

  • Name & institutional affiliation (if applicable)

  • E-mail address

  • Paper title

  • Abstract (250-500 words)

Call for Submissions | leave a comment


Part-Time Weekend Reference Librarian, Endicott College, Beverly, MA

Description

Professional position that provides weekend reference and interlibrary loan services to the campus community and assists with circulation operations at point of need.

 

Responsibilities

  • Assists and instructs library users using print and online resources

  • Provides interlibrary loan services

  • Provides supervision and technical support for electronic databases

  • Conducts library orientations/tours upon request

  • Assists circulation staff at point of need, including:

    • Staffing circulation desk

    • Circulating library materials

    • Creating and maintaining patron records

    • Communicating and maintaining library policies

    • Resolving circulation problems

 

Qualifications

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution preferred

  • MLS Degree candidate with academic library experience considered

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office required

 

Application Instructions

To view the full position, please follow this link. To apply for a position, please send a letter of application, resume and names and phone numbers of three references to:

Endicott College

Human Resources

376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915

FAX: (978) 927-0084

E-mail: humanresources@endicott.edu

 

AA/EOE

Endicott College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

Endicott College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principles of equal employment and complies with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations advancing equal employment. The College's objective is to employ individuals qualified and/or trainable for open positions by virtue of job-related education, training, experience, and qualifications without regard to sex, race, religion, color, age, physical disability, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin or citizenship, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other status protected by law.

 

Academic Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England | leave a comment


College Archivist Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian), SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY

Penfield Library at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a 12-month, tenure track College Archivist (Senior Assistant Librarian) Librarian position.

Posting Date: August 28, 2019

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.



Description of Responsibilities

The College Archivist Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian) will provide oversight of the College Archives, with a focus on building and preserving these collections and facilitating access to these materials. They will:

  • Collaborate with the Special Collections librarian to provide leadership and supervision of the Archives & Special Collections unit, including strategic planning, and hiring and management of staff, student workers, interns, and volunteers.
  • Develop, document and manage procedures for the arrangement, description, preservation, development, digitization, and accessibility of the archives. This will also include the collection of statistics on collection use and scholarship resulting from the use of the College Archives.
  • Provide on-site and virtual research assistance to patrons, with a focus on Archives and Special Collections, including some evening and weekend shifts.
  • Provide instruction, particularly relating to the Archives and Special Collections.
  • Promote awareness and use of the College Archives through physical and virtual exhibits, presentations, articles, social media, local media, and other outlets.  
  • Build and maintain relationships with campus offices and departments (e.g. Alumni Development, Student Association, History department) to promote awareness of and donations to the College Archives.
  • Manage and cultivate the Library's program for recognizing faculty and staff publications (called Display-to-Archives).
  • Administer the college's institutional repository.
  • Serve as liaison to assigned academic departments, with responsibility for subject specialized collection development and instruction.
  • Engage in educational opportunities and work to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.



Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • One of the following by time of appointment:
  1. Master's degree in Librarianship/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, and significant coursework in archives and records management
  2. Master's degree in Librarianship/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, and at least two years of experience working in archives and records management
  3. Master's degree in Archival Studies or equivalent
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Outstanding organizational skills.
  • Ability to effectively adapt to and use new technologies and software.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices, procedures, and technologies regarding archives and preservation.
  • Demonstrated experience with processing, accessioning, and digitizing of archival materials.
  • Demonstrated interest or engagement with social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion issues, through professional or community experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using PastPerfect, LibGuides, and/or Ensemble
  • Experience with born-digital collections
  • Experience supervising staff and student employees
  • Experience engaging in outreach initiatives that expand, improve, and promote library services.
  • Experience with instruction, reference service, and/or collection development.



Additional Information

If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:

Search Committee Chair

Laura Harris

(315) 312-3539

laura.harris@oswego.edu

 

Official transcripts are required prior to hiring. Files must be complete to be considered.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.



Application Instructions

To begin the application process, please visit the following link. Submit a letter of application addressing the required qualifications, including how you see yourself contributing to diversity, inclusion or equity issues at Penfield Library or SUNY Oswego; resume, copy of unofficial transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred or program in process, and contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically by clicking on the APPLY NOW button.

You may add additional files/documents after uploading your resume.  After you fill out your contact information, you will be directed to the upload page.  Please click here to login to check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents. 

Please click CONTACT US if you need assistance applying through this website.



Description of Department:  

Penfield Library is a dynamic, innovative, and learning-centered environment serving students, faculty and staff at SUNY Oswego. The Library supports campus curriculum, teaching, and research, and is a member of the SUNY Library Consortium as well as the ACRL Diversity Alliance (http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/diversityalliance). Sixteen full-time faculty and professionals, 6 adjunct faculty, and 15 classified staff support a well-established liaison program that provides collection development, specialized reference, and information literacy instruction in all curricular areas. The Library is evolving, currently in the process of exploring future campus partnerships, reexamining its organizational structure, and migrating to a new library services platform.

Penfield library is committed to the practices of social justice, diversity, equality, and respect among our staff, students, collections, and services. We are actively working to build an inclusive environment by setting goals that directly reflect equity and inclusivity, and supporting the goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan, available at https://www.oswego.edu/diversity/. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment.

 

 

Academic Positions | Archive Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Part-Time Library Assistant/Shelver, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

The New England Historic Genealogical Society has an opening for a part-time Library Assistant/Shelver at its Newbury Street Research Library.  This position is responsible for the shelving of library materials, shifting and maintenance of library stacks to make the best use of space, and other projects within the Collection Services Department.  This is an excellent opportunity to learn about library technical services, and to gain experience in copy cataloging and digital collections.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Regularly shelve materials from designated locations within the library.  This includes books and microform materials.

  • Shift and maintain library stacks, including major shifting projects and regular straightening up of stacks.

  • Shelf read library stacks to maintain proper call number order of books.

  • Search for missing books.

  • Assist with tasks in Collection Services department which may include:

    • Reclassifying books and updating records

    • Enhancing records in Millennium by including the addition of links to e-books and other online resources.

    • Scanning materials for addition to Digital Collections database.

    • Processing books (labeling, stamping, adding security strips)

    • Searching library catalog to compare holdings with donated materials

    • Other duties as needed

 

Skills and Qualifications

  • Some education in Library and Information Science preferred.  

  • Experience working in a library setting

  •  Excellent computer and problem-solving skills along with an active interest in new technologies

  • Familiarity with library operations, online catalogs and Library of Congress classification system

  • Professional, dependable, flexible, and constructive work ethic.

  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

 

Pay: $15.00/hour, 12 hours per week.  

Review of applications begins immediately.

 

To Apply 

Please send letter and resume to:

Anne Meringolo

Collection Services Manager

New England Historic Genealogical Society

Anne.Meringolo@nehgs.org

Opportunities for Current Students | Pre-professional Positions | leave a comment


Library Assistant, Pine Manor College, Newton, MA

FLSA: Part Time, non-exempt

Salary Range: $16/hr.          

Effective Date: September            

 

Position Summary

The purpose of this position is to grow the graduation rate by directly assisting student access to library resources and services at our one-stop circulation and reference desk.  Library Assistants do this by aiding in the creation and upkeep of library resources and services and by working directly with students to orient them to the available databases, print and eBook materials, textbook reserves, and technology that will aid in their success.

Library Assistants work directly with staff and faculty to collaboratively plan programming, library instruction, research guide creation, and collection development that will engage students both academically and in their passions outside of the classroom. The Annenberg Library is seeking an innovative, collaborative individual who shares our user-oriented, mission-driven philosophy and passion for diverse patron service.

 

Position Scope

  • 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
  • Troubleshoots basic computer, printer and other technical issues

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required, MLIS candidate preferred
  • Basic knowledge of library operations and searching electronic databases
  • Previous library work experience is a plus but is not required. 
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Previous customer service experience a plus

 

Special Requirements

Selected candidate will be subject to a Personal and Criminal background check prior to employment.

 

Hours

This part-time position is for the 2019-2020 academic year, and can be extended each school year.  (Shifts may be available during school breaks and summer 2020). Shifts available for afternoon, evening, weekend and occasional holiday hours during the fall and spring semesters.  During the summer and winter breaks, day hours M-F are available. Between 15 and 20 hours per week depending on availability and library need. Position to begin September 1st. Monday and Thursday availability desired.

Regular Library Semester Hours:

M-TH: 8am-10pm

F: 8am-5pm

Su: 1pm-9pm

 

Pine Manor College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to being the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay, and do their best work.

 

To Apply

Mackenzie Davison

Library Director

mdavison@pmc.edu


Annenberg Library, Pine Manor College

400 Heath Street

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

 

Opportunities for Current Students | leave a comment


Digital Archivist, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

Job Code: 386057 Library Professional 

Houghton Library, the primary repository for Harvard's rare books and manuscripts, seeks an innovative, collaborative, and motivated Digital Archivist to build a program for accessioning, processing, preserving and providing access to born-digital materials. The digital archivist will bring vision to collaboratively shape Houghton's born-digital program, including collection development policies and open access solutions.

 

The digital archivist will be situated within the Manuscript Section of the Technical Services Department and will work closely with colleagues in Collections and Public Services Departments. The digital archivist will actively collaborate with the larger Harvard Library digital forensics, preservation, and archives community to advance the creation of consistent policies and workflows across repositories. 

Posting will remain open until filled, however applications will be reviewed beginning Monday, October 7th. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works with Collections Division to establish policies; assists with appraisal and transfer of digital materials;

  • Develops workflows; writes and maintains documentation; trains staff on systems and procedures;

  • Installs, tests, and maintains software and hardware for ingest, accessioning, processing, preservation, and access to born-digital materials;

  • Arranges and describes both analog and born-digital archival materials;

  • Works with colleagues in Public Services and other stakeholders in the ongoing development of access systems for born digital materials;

  • Provides reference assistance to researchers, including those requiring access to files on obsolete media;

  • Collaborates with Harvard Library colleagues in developing and sharing best practices;

  • Participates in library-wide committees and is active within the professional as related to archives, special collections, and digital preservation.

 

Basic Qualifications

  • MLS, MSIS, MLIS or other Master's Degree in a relevant field (for example, History with a concentration in archival administration, Information Systems with a concentration in digital asset management)
  • 3 plus years of archival experience
  • Experience with digital forensics/disk imaging hardware and software such as BitCurator, FTK, floppy drive controllers (e.g. Catweasel, Kryoflux), writeblockers, Sleuth Kit, fiwalk, and emulators
  • Experience processing born-digital archives on a variety of media, including email, file transfer, and web archives

 

Additional Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital preservation standards and other archival content and metadata standards relevant to control of digital collection material

  • Strong command of archival theory and best practices, especially as they relate to the issues posed by born-digital content

  • High level of proficiency with computers and desktop applications and an aptitude for learning new technologies

  • Experience with programming languages (PHP, Perl, Python); capacity to interact with open source software through Application Programming Interfaces

  • Knowledge of copyright and permissions issues as they relate to digital records

  • Ability to understand and apply computer technology to accomplish work efficiently using appropriate software

  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally

  • Ability to collaborate and work well with a range of project stakeholders

 

Application Instructions

To view the complete position and apply, please follow this link. 

 

Diversity at the Harvard Library

Across the Harvard Library, our work is enriched by our diverse campus community. Our unique and wide-ranging abilities, experiences, and perspectives are integral to achieving Harvard University's mission of excellence in research, teaching, and learning for our patrons, our collections, and our workplace. We believe that an inclusive environment that cultivates and promotes understanding, respect, and collaboration across our diverse workforce enables our success.
 
We invite individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities to be a part of our community of over 700 staff members. Our work with faculty, students and researchers to explore answers to intellectual questions, enduring and new, and to seek solutions to the world's most consequential problems, requires that we not only reflect, but also champion our diverse society.
 
Harvard Library inspires collaboration, reflection, experimentation, and discovery connecting users to related disciplines and to University-wide teaching resources. The Library engages users through curated discovery, digital collections, reimagined physical space, and specialized research support.  Today, Harvard Library's holdings range from traditional print collections to rapidly expanding access to digital resources. Harvard Library provides the University's faculty, students, and researchers--now and in the future--with exceptional experiences and comprehensive access to these materials.
 
Learn more about our contributions to the academic enterprise by visiting us at http://library.harvard.edu and about the Harvard University community at http://hr.harvard.edu/why-harvard.
 

The Harvard Library is a proud member of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance.

 

EEO Statement

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

 

Academic Positions | Archive Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England | leave a comment


Director, Westfield Athenaeum, Westfield, MA

Are you passionate about libraries?  The Westfield Athenaeum seeks a dynamic leader to drive the transformation of our organization.  Serving the community since 1868, the Athenaeum is housed in an historic building at the heart of the city overlooking Park Square.  The Athenaeum offers a wide range of services for children, seniors, teens and the homebound in an 'accessible to all' facility. The Director will build on accomplishments including a multi-phase facility renovation, technology upgrades and expansion of patron services. 

The Director role is a salaried position reporting to the Board of Directors.  General responsibility includes oversight of Athenaeum staff, library operations, execution of strategic and tactical planning, grant/funding development, managing a limited operating budget, facility management, maintenance and renovation. 

Flexibility and organizational skills are required to perform community outreach and engagement, support fundraising/capital campaign efforts, attend Board meetings and participate in the C/WMARS network. 

This is a high visibility position that requires polished communications skills and a high degree of personal effectiveness to build productive relationships and lead our staff to success.  The Director must create a compelling vision for the Athenaeum, inspiring engagement and community support for the transformation.

 

Qualifications

  • Proven leadership skills in an organization of comparable size or larger
  • Demonstrated capabilities in appropriate technologies, tools and media
  • Proven ability to partner with various constituencies to achieve long term goals
  • Administrative management in an organized workforce
  • Experience with contract negotiation

 

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Education: MLS/Masters

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Closing Date: October 18th, 2019

 

How to Apply

Please provide:

  • Resume with cover letter and salary requirements
  • Work samples or portfolio demonstrating accomplishments

Submit resume and cover letter to:

Board of Directors

Westfield Athenaeum

Attn: Personnel Committee

6 Elm Street

Westfield, MA 01085

Professional Job Listings in New England | leave a comment


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

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

THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Online applications must be submitted by 9:59 p.m. on the closing date. Resumes and letters of interest are encouraged and should be attached during the application process, but will not be accepted as a substitute for a completed Sno-Isle application.

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

Applicants who best match the needs of posted positions will be contacted by phone if selected for an interview. The hiring process can take a minimum of 4 to 8 weeks.

Applicants who need accommodations during the application or interview process should contact the Human Resources Department (360) 651-7000.

You must be 16 years of age or older to be eligible for employment. All offers of employment are conditioned on the provision of satisfactory proof of applicant's identity and legal authority to work in the U.S. Offers of employment are also conditioned on Sno-Isle's receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and a criminal background check, when required.

Questions may be directed to Human Resources at:
360-651-7000 (local) / 877-766-4753 (toll free) / 800-647-3753 (TTY)

 

Supervising Public Services Assistant

Location: Lynnwood
Pay Range: $27.89 - $38.35 Hourly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 18612

Closing Date: September 19, 2019

Job Summary
Supervises shelving and library support staff and performs circulation and other public services at a community library to contribute to its effective and efficient operation.

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

Essential Functions
Perform circulation and related public services to include checking in and out library materials, processing delivery, basic reader's advisory services, and basic reference services.

Supervise assigned Page and volunteer staff to include interviewing, hiring, training, scheduling, work direction and performance evaluations.

Serve as technical liaison and assists customers with troubleshooting electronic equipment and computers, performing basic installs and updates, making minor repairs, sending technical reports, as well as liaising with the IT department.

Provide Polaris training and assistance to include helping staff with questions on procedures, updates, and resources.

 

Library Manager II

Location: Arlington
Pay Range: $6,805.07 - $9,458.80 Monthly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 18394

Closing Date: September 19, 2019

Sno-Isle Libraries seeks a self-motivated professional who is an innovative thinker and a strong communicator for the position of Arlington Library Manager. This position will provide leadership and support to the Arlington staff and volunteers to ensure that resources and services align with community needs and the Library's strategic priorities.

Job Summary
The Library Manager II position is responsible for ensuring effective operations and services in an assigned community library or Library on Wheels and Outreach Services.

Essential Functions
Manage the library or Library on Wheels to provide effective and efficient services to its customers. Included are such actions as: planning, developing, and directing programs that serve the needs of the library's service areas and promote the mission and objectives of the Library District; directing the operation of facilities and equipment, and arranging for maintenance and repairs as required; directing and performing effective information services and reader's advisory for the Library District.  

Provide effective direction to assigned library staff. This includes such actions as: interviewing, selecting, and training staff; scheduling and assigning staff to tasks and services; coaching staff and arranging for or giving continuing training; applying Library District personnel policies and procedures to such matters as granting and scheduling of leave, resolving grievances and discipline matters; and promoting or terminating staff members.

Assure the fiscal soundness of operations to include developing budgets for operations, staffing, training, equipment, and short and long range capital acquisitions; negotiating and obtaining budget approval from local government officials; monitoring expenditures compared to budget and taking necessary corrective action; directing daily accounting for library cash transactions; reviewing and approving purchases.

Perform effective community relations and library promotion activities to enhance the public stature and usefulness of the library to its communities. Included are presentations and business negotiations with local government officials as well as presentations to a wide variety of organizations in the public to promote the library and its programs.

Address disruptive customer issues to include all behaviors which disrupt other customers or staff and take appropriate action.

Perform effective library collection management to provide for a materials collection appropriate for the needs and interests of the library's customers. Included are such actions as: researching customer interests, materials availability, and collection content; implementing a collection maintenance plan.

 

Page *Continuous* Job 12201

Pay Range: $15.45 - $21.52 Hourly (15 hrs/wk)

Sno-Isle Libraries is accepting applications for Page positions on a continuous basis. Based on the need for positions or the functionality of this posting, we may suspend or discontinue it at any time.
 
About the Process
Please indicate your interest in specific community libraries by selecting them in the application's supplemental questionnaire. Those who are invited to an interview will be contacted by phone. Successful candidates will be placed in a retained pool and remain there until a position becomes available.
 
Job Summary
The Page position will perform sorting, shelving, locating, materials movement and library support tasks at a community library to contribute to its effective operation.

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

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

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

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

Assist with shelf readings as assigned.

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

 

Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Information Studies, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, New South Wales

Reference no: 492996
Work type: Continuing - Full Time
Location: Wagga Wagga
Categories: Academic - Teaching and Research

  • Progress an active research and teaching career
  • Join one of the biggest schools in information studies in the world
  • Flexible working arrangements and relocation assistance available

 

The Role

  • Continuing, Full Time
  • Level B/C - AU$94,478 to AU$133,238 pa (plus 17% superannuation)
  • Wagga Wagga

Actively contribute to teaching, research and curriculum development in the School of Information Studies teaching a range of subjects utilising a range of delivery modes. The successful candidate will also have an opportunity to develop and progress an active research profile aligned to the strategic direction of the School.

The successful candidate will be appointed as either a Lecturer in Information Studies (similar to Assistant Professor in North America) or as a Senior Lecturer in Information Studies (similar to Associate Professor in North America).

The successful candidate would normally be required to work at the CSU campus at Wagga Wagga, although in some instances a flexible working arrangement, where the candidate is based off campus in another location in Australia, may be negotiable.

 

To be successful you will have:

  • A doctoral qualification appropriate to the level being applied for, or equivalent accreditation and standing
  • A record of research relevant to the discipline
  • Evidence of the delivery of high quality student centred learning and teaching
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of Information Studies with ability to teach and research in information organisation, archives and records, or scholarly communication

 

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Faculty of Arts and Education is one of three Faculties within the University. Eight Schools and Centres offer a diversity of courses in education, communication, creative industries, social work and human services, library and information studies, theology, humanities, Indigenous Australian studies and Islamic studies.

With approximately 9,000 online students and 3,000 on campus students, the Faculty is an innovator in online and blended learning modes. Over 200 academic staff deliver distinctive courses, and are supported by a skilled team of professional staff. On campus courses are delivered at the University's Wagga Wagga, Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, and Port Macquarie campuses, and at other locations including Sydney and Canberra.

Academic staff within the Faculty undertake high quality, impactful research that engages with governments and professional organisations, nationally, internationally and in regional communities, ensuring excellent supervision for Higher Degree Research students. 

The School of Information Studies is the leading provider in Library and Information studies education in Australia and is one of the largest in the world with around 1,700 students, playing a key role in the information professions. The University's research in Library and Information Studies was rated 'above world standard' in the recent national assessment exercise (Excellence in Research for Australia) conducted by the Australian Research Council.

CSU offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

 

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description(s):

or by contacting:

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kennan | Acting Head, School of Information Studies | mkennan@csu.edu.au | Ph: +612 6933 4893 

Closing Date: 11pm, 15 September 2019

 

--

We  acknowledge the Wiradjuri, Ngunawal, Gundungurra and Biripai peoples of Australia, who are the traditional owners and custodians of the lands on which CSU's campuses are located, and pay respect to their Elders both past and present.

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Engineering/Assistant Librarian, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Clemson University Libraries seek a service-oriented, innovative and collaborative librarian to support education and research in engineering and the sciences. The Engineering Librarian will provide research assistance, instruction, collection development, and outreach for departments in the College of Engineering, Computing, and Applied Sciences. The successful candidate will collaborate with university partners and institutes to develop and support innovative programs and services. This is a 12-month tenure track Faculty position and works under the direction of the Head of Information & Research Services.

 

Responsibilties include:

Research Services

  • Serves as primary liaison to departments in the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences; connects faculty and students with information and resources to support all aspects of the research lifecycle and builds professional relationships that facilitate research and student success.
  • Collaborates with other science librarians to design and deliver services, instruction, and programming to support education and research for all physical and life sciences.
  • Along with other science librarians, provides expertise for patent and trademark searching, locating industry standards, using citation management tools, and searching multidisciplinary databases.
  • Provides general reference service (on call and virtual) as well as in-depth research assistance in engineering and applied sciences
  • Works collaboratively across the Libraries to support innovative initiatives including open access, research impact analysis, open educational resources, data management services, and data visualization.
  • Engages in professional development such as attending conferences, workshops, and webinars related to job functions.

Instruction & Outreach

  • Teaches course-related library instruction sessions both in-person and online; designs and develops student learning outcomes, instructional materials, and assessments for classes.
  • Creates and maintains library research guides (LibGuides) and other online instructional tools to help students, faculty, and staff effectively identify and use library resources.
  • Participates in instructional, outreach, and information literacy initiatives.
  • Travels to innovation campuses throughout South Carolina to provide research support, instruction and outreach to faculty, students, and researchers.

Collection Development

  • Builds and manages library collections to support curriculum and research for departments in the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences, including updating collection policies, selecting print and electronic materials, and weeding.
  • Works with team of science librarians to determine shared collection purchases and priorities.

Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities

  • Develops a focused program of high quality research and creative accomplishments, consistent with professional responsibilities and the Libraries' mission and goals. Service
  • Actively participates and demonstrates leadership in professional responsibilities that serve the Libraries, University, profession, and community.

 

Qualifications

Required 

  • ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship, or a relevant, accredited graduate degree in another scholarly field as deemed appropriate by the Libraries
  • Degree or coursework in engineering or a related STEM field
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others in a team environment
  • Demonstrated understanding of the value of diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Preferred

  • At least one-year of experience providing reference services in an academic or special library
  • Experience working with engineers or in an engineering field 
  • Functional knowledge of engineering and science databases and software applications
  • Experience designing, teaching, and assessing library instruction
  • Experience developing LibGuides, tutorials, and digital learning objects
  • Awareness of faculty and graduate student needs at a research institution
  • Experience working with researchers to support relevant aspects of the research lifecycle
  • Familiarity with patent searching, standards, and other engineering resources
  • Experience selecting and deselecting materials for an academic library collection

 

Application Instructions

To view the full position and apply, please follow this link.  Applicants should electronically submit all applications and related materials via Interfolio. Required materials include a cover letter, professional curriculum vitae, and three (3) reference contacts. Review of materials will begin immediately. Applications received by October 1, 2019 will be guaranteed consideration. Salary is commensurate with experience: $58,000-$65,000.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

 

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Research Data Analyst, Northeastern University Library, Boston, MA

Do you love a great data visualization? Do you get excited about helping people tell compelling stories with their data? We might just have the job for you!

The Northeastern University Library seeks a service-oriented, self-motivated Research Data Analyst to lead and grow the library's suite of programming and services related to data analysis and visualization.

 

Job Responsibilities 

Under the general direction of the Head, Research Data Services, the Research Data Analyst applies their knowledge and skills to advance research innovation related to spatial, numerical and visual proficiencies. The Analyst works closely and collegially with fellow Research Data Services team members and others inside and outside the library to a) identify existing support and research needs across the University, and b) develop a broad and deep range of services and initiatives to meet those needs and promote the acquisition of data skills. The Analyst possesses expertise in data visualization and analysis and is adept at applying these concepts and techniques to the research agendas of faculty, staff, and students, regardless of their subject area or skill level.

 

The Analyst serves as an expert consultant for research projects that require skills related to manipulating, analyzing, customizing, querying, and/or visualizing project data. The Analyst creates and delivers training on data visualization and related topics, suited to audiences at a variety of levels of experience. In collaboration with colleagues, the Analyst will develop and enhance educational offerings in data analysis & visualization to contribute towards a research data curriculum supporting a range of research efforts and academic needs. The Analyst will train and mentor colleagues and/or student workers to provide first-tier support and services. As a member of the RDS team, the Analyst serves as a focal point for activities at the University in the data visualization arena, bringing the diverse community together for discussion and collaboration.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Expertise with data visualization and related tools and technologies such as Tableau, R, Python, etc., acquired through project-based coursework and/or work experience.
  • Knowledge of data-wrangling, visualization, and analysis techniques applicable to research data in a variety of disciplines.
  • Aptitude for and interest in developing and delivering training in data analysis and visualization appropriate for users at all skill levels.
  • Experience working in a research environment, preferably in an academic setting.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects from beginning to end.
  • Excellent interpersonal, marketing, and communication skills.

 

About Northeastern: 

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

 

To Apply: 

To apply, please visit  https://careers.hrm.northeastern.edu/en-us/job/501424.

 

 

Academic Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England | leave a comment


Bioinformationist, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida (UF) seeks a creative and service-oriented Bioinformationist to enhance the Health Science Center Library's (HSCL) existing bioinformatics and data support program, and to provide consultations, instruction, and outreach for selected basic sciences departments and graduate programs in the Health Science Center (HSC). In this year-round (12 month) tenure-track faculty position, the Bioinformationist develops and teaches courses and workshops and provides individual and group consultations related to bioinformatics, data science, and reproducible research methods.

 

As a member of the Health Science Center Library team, the Bioinformationist provides information services in a variety of modes (in person, email, house calls), performs course-integrated instruction, and participates in the department's teaching program. The position is responsible for special projects as assigned, including new service development and current service evaluation. The Bioinformationist is also a member of the Academic Research Consulting & Services team (ARCS), an interdisciplinary, cross-libraries partnership. The Bioinformationist works collaboratively with members of HSCL, ARCS, and clients, and will be responsive to campus bioinformatics support needs that arise.

 

The Smathers Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Bioinformationist will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students, faculty, and staff and foster excellence in a diverse and collaborative society, the Libraries are actively seeking candidates who bring culturally-rich lived experiences to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives. The Smathers Libraries recently created a new strategic direction focused on ensuring that the Libraries are a safe, supportive and welcoming learning environment for all users and on focusing engagement efforts to diverse populations within the University and local community. The Bioinformationist will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

 

The search will remain open until October 8, 2019, review of applications will begin on September 17, 2019.  For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Address inquiries to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

 

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Reading Room Student Assistants, Schlesinger Library, Cambridge, MA

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



Qualifications

Required:

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

Preferred:

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


Hours

14 hours/week with weekly schedule to be determined.

The Library is open Monday through Saturday, 9 to 5. Schedules will include some Saturdays each month.



Salary: $14.50/hr

Start Date: October 2019



To Apply

Application deadline: September 23, 2019

Submit cover letter, resume, and three references to: Jennifer Fauxsmith, Research Librarian jennifer_fauxsmith@radcliffe.harvard.edu



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

Opportunities for Current Students | leave a comment


On-Call Reference Librarian, Belmont Public Library, Belmont, MA

The Belmont Public Library is seeking a friendly and enthusiastic Reference Librarian to join our Reference Staff. This is an on call position to substitute during staff vacations, sick leave, and other time off. Candidates must be committed to providing a high level of public service, be comfortable working in a busy environment, and enjoy working with patrons of all ages.

 

Responsibilities

  • Performs a variety of duties for patrons in the use of all library resources, including the following:
    • Online catalogs
    • Databases
    • Internet
    • OverDrive, etc.
  • Helps patrons download materials to various mobile devices, troubleshoots computer and printer issues.
  • Must possess strong commitment to high-quality public service and enjoy patron instruction, reader's advisory and other patron interactions.
  • Ability to assist technology librarian with technology instruction, computer maintenance, 3D printing, and/or special projects preferred.

 

Qualifications include the following:

  • Master's Degree of Library Science from an ALA accredited school
  • One year of reference and public library experience
  • Must have knowledge of principles and practices of library work and use of library resources.

Seeking a professional with strong customer services skills, and a good working knowledge of information technology. Flexibility, excellent communication skills, and a positive attitude are highly desired.

This position will cover shifts as needed with a starting hourly rate of $28.11 and is not eligible for benefits.

 

To Apply

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

Resumes with the Required Town of Belmont Application accepted at the HR Department, 455 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478 or humanresources@belmont-ma.gov or fax 617-993-2741 by the closing date of September 27, 2019.

 

The Town of Belmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


Associate/Sr. Research Librarian, Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA

Reporting to the Manager of Research Services within the Investment Information Services organization, the Senior Information Analyst (SIA) is responsible for providing comprehensive research support to the investment teams within Fidelity's Asset Management division.  In this role, the SIA supports and collaborates with the Lead Information Manager and other SIAs in assigned sector coverage to form an investment research triage team.

 

The Team

The Research Services Team is part of Investment Information Services which is part of the Fidelity Fund & Investment Operations group. Research Services exists to support Fidelity's Investment Professionals with ongoing and ad hoc research needs and to find the best sources of data and information.

 

 The Expertise You Have

  • Bachelor's degree required

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and experience working with large datasets

  • Prior experience in financial and business research or library reference work required

  • Education: Master's in Library and Information Science or current progress toward this degree

 

The Skills You Bring

  • Analytic and problem solving skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively with team members in a busy environment

  • Superior skill and ability in multi-tasking and appropriate prioritization

  • Superior oral and written communication skills

  • Highly proficient in using a broad spectrum of specialized electronic and data sources including Haver, Bloomberg, Factset, Factiva

 

The Value You Deliver

  • Partnering with the Lead Information Manager and other Senior Information Analysts on information requests

  • Providing comprehensive, timely, and accurate research solutions in response to broad based research projects and presenting results in a clear and actionable format for investment professionals

  • Researching, analyzing, and synthesizing information from diverse and sometimes conflicting sources into actionable information for clients and ensures that clients have the tools to immediately apply the results to investment decisions

  • Participating  in product evaluations of sector/industry research sources/application tools and presenting optimal recommendations

  • Developing and maintaining a comprehensive knowledge of assigned sector(s) to support the research process

  • Keeping abreast of emerging technologies and trends in research products and evaluating data sources for integrity and value to the research process

 

To view the full position and apply, please follow this link. 

 

Company Overview

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

 

Fidelity Investments is an equal opportunity employer.

Professional Job Listings in New England | leave a comment


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

The Newbury Public Library seeks a highly motivated, energetic and creative Children's Librarian who is interested in joining our team. This is a part time, 20 hours per week position, $16-18 per hour depending on experience. Weekend availability is a must. Extra hours will be given in the summer (5 extra hours per week, typically on Wednesdays), due to the Summer Reading Program schedule. Hiring is contingent on a background check.


We are an active library known for our programming and are looking for a passionate Children's Librarian to become a part of the community! Our ideal candidate will be able to create fun and engaging programs ranging from dynamic Storytimes for babies to preschool to afterschool, summer and family programs for elementary aged children and tweens/teens.  They will be technologically savvy, have an in-depth knowledge of children's literature and be friendly and approachable to all ages. Bachelor's degree required, and experience working with children is highly valued.


For more information, please read the job description: Children's Librarian


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by email to Lea McBain, Library Director at director@newburynhlibrary.net. Review of applications starts immediately. Position will be open until filled.

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


Librarian, HOPE Academy, Providence, RI

Summary of Main Duties

Provides the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the school library program, including technology education, is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school, and is an integral component of the learning and instruction program.

 

Essential Functions

  • Develops and implements grade level and/or developmentally appropriate library curriculum, including technology education

  • Supports students' success by guiding them in:

    1. Reading for understanding, for exposure to diversity of viewpoints and genres, and for pleasure

    2. Using information for defined and self-defined purposes

    3. Building on prior knowledge and constructing new knowledge

    4. Working with peers in successful collaborative learning

  • Collaborates with teachers and students to design and teach engaging inquiry and learning experiences and assessments that incorporate multiple literacies and fosters critical thinking

  • Participates in the implementation of collaboratively planned learning experiences by providing group and individual instruction, assessing student progress, and evaluating activities

  • Joins with educators and others to plan and implement meaningful experiences that will promote a love of reading and lifelong learning

  • Develops and maintains a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the teaching styles and instructional strategies used within the school community

  • Cooperates and networks with other libraries, librarians and agencies to provide access to resources outside the school

  • Models effective strategies for developing multiple literacies

  • Provides guidance in software and hardware evaluation

  • Ensures that the school library program goals and objectives are aligned with the school's strategic plans

  • Understands copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property regulations, and assists others with their understanding and observance of the same

  • Organizes and maintains the collection of resources for maximum and effective use

  • Supervises and evaluates support staff, which may include educational assistants, volunteers and student interns

  • Prepares, justifies and administers the library program budget to support specific program goals

  • Arranges for flexible scheduling of the school library to provide student and staff accessibility
  • Ensures equitable physical access to school library by providing a barrier-free, universally designed environment

 

Non-Essential Functions

  • Actively seek and participate in ongoing professional development

  • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings, and school-wide activities and events

  • Assist in the evacuation of children during fire drills and other emergencies

 

Qualifications

Skills

  • Classroom and behavior management skills

  • Strong expertise in the use of technology for teaching and learning

  • Ability to relate and communicate sensitively to children & their families

  • Ability to provide effective supervision and feedback to teacher assistants and others

  • Flexibility

  • Organizational skills including developing effective classroom schedule for learning, etc.

  • Professionalism inside/outside school

  • Ability to work as a member of a team

  • Communication skills

  • Computer skills

  • Physical ability to lift and transfer children as required

Experience

  • Documented experience working in school library

  • Experience with automated library system (Follett)

  • Instruction and training in the use of computerized library systems

Professional and Legal Standards

  • Access to all Hope Academy student records

  • Use and disclose PHI only as authorized, as necessary to carry out job duties

  • Complete and maintain privacy and security training

  • Report suspected violations, including those of a business associate or contractor

  • Professionalism in/outside of the school

Training and Education

  • A master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (or from a master's level program in library and information studies accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country)

  • State of Rhode Island certification as a School Librarian and the completion of a teacher preparation program and/or educational degree

  • Bilingual, Spanish/English preferred

 

Work Environment and Physical Requirements

  • Work environment and physical requirements consistent with those of a typical school environment

  • Ability to sit, stand, and walk continuously throughout the workday

  • Able to follow/run 25 yards to secure students for safety reasons such as elopement, as needed

  • Bend, stoop, squat, push and pull (10-15% of the time)

  • Kneel and reach above shoulder level occasionally (1-33% of the time)

  • Utilize the Computer (20%) of the time and other office equipment

  • Lift and carry students as well as transfer students from wheelchairs to equipment as required. Usually requires the ability to lift up to 100 pounds frequently with the assistance of another staff member or adaptive equipment; 50 pounds independently (67-100% of the time)

  • Ability to participate in physical restraints of students, as needed and trained

  • Physically able to position physical/occupational therapy equipment, splints, etc. Ability to use various equipment (switches, cooking equipment, etc.)

 

To view the full description and apply for this position, please follow this link. Applicants nearing the end of their graduate studies would also be considered.  



Equal Opportunity Employer

The Hope Academy 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.

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | School Positions | leave a comment


Architectural Records Project Processing Archivist, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard University Property Information Resource Center (PIRC) is currently seeking applications for an Architectural Records Project Processing Archivist.

               
Working independently and under the direction of the Property Information Resource Center (PIRC) Senior Processing Archivist and in collaboration with other PIRC staff, the Project Processing Archivist is responsible for all aspects of processing new acquisitions of architectural drawings and maps from Harvard capital construction projects.

The processing tasks include the preparation of lists of acquisition contents, the appraisal of the materials for completeness, the arrangement of materials, accurate entry of item-level metadata into the collection management system, The Museum System (TMS), and the preparation and housing of the materials for long-term storage. All collection processing must follow local established office policies and standards.

 

To view the complete job description and to apply: see here.

Academic Positions | Archive Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England | leave a comment


Call for Submissions: iConference 2020 - Sustainable Digital Communities

Call for Submissions for iConference 2020

Borås, Sweden

March 23-26, 2020

Conference website: https://ischools.org/iConference

Conference submission site: https://www.conftool.com/iconference2020

Conference e-mail: iconf2020@hb.se

 

We are now accepting submissions for iConference 2020, the fifteenth annual iConference, which will take place in Borås, Sweden, March 23-26, 2020. iConference 2020 is jointly hosted by the University of Borås, Sweden, and Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway.

 

WHAT

The iConference brings together scholars, researchers and professionals addressing critical information issues in contemporary society. The iConference pushes the boundaries of information studies, explores core concepts and ideas, and creates new technological and conceptual configurations - all shaping interdisciplinary discourses. Visit our website for more information, including sample topics and links to past proceedings: https://ischools.org/iConference/

 

THEME

The iConference 2020 invites papers on all current critical information issues. Contributions within the theme of sustainable digital communities are particularly encouraged. Participants are invited to discuss sustainability from ethical, social, ecological, economic and technological perspectives. This includes trusting communities, equality, openness, privacy, cultural heritage and access to digital worlds. What are the consequences of the seemingly limitless expansion of production, processing and storage of information?

 

WHERE

The conference takes place in Borås, Sweden. Borås is one of Scandinavia's key fashion and textile cities. It has deep-rooted historical links to the textile industry, combined with a contemporary artistic and cultural vibe, including a significant street art collection. The conference will be set in the city centre with easy access to hotels, restaurants, shops, the University and public transport.

 

ISCHOOLS

The iConference is presented by the iSchools (https://ischools.org/), a worldwide association of information schools dedicated to advancing the information field and preparing students and scholars to meet the information challenges of the 21st Century. Affiliation with the iSchools is not required - all information scholars, researchers, and professionals are welcome at the iConference.

 

TRACKS

As always, the iConference will include rigorously peer-reviewed Full- and Short Research Papers and Posters, as well as Workshops and Sessions for Interaction and Engagement (SIEs), interspersed with various venues for networking. This conference will include a Visions track with papers that present ideas and visions that stimulate the iSchools research community to pursue new directions. The Doctoral Student Colloquium and the Early Career Colloquium will encourage early-career researchers to engage with other scholars for discussions and sharing their research. The Student Symposium will provide an opportunity for students to present their work and expand their networks. Visit our program page for quick access to all tracks: https://ischools.org/2020-Program

 

PUBLISHING

Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series will publish full and short research papers in the conference proceedings, which will be indexed by major services such as Web of Science and Scopus. Full and short research papers can simultaneously be posted as green open access to a repository. Posters and Visions papers will be deposited in the open-access Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS) repository. Other submissions will be archived on the conference website.

 

IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Conference: https://ischools.org/iConference/
  • Submission Tracks: https://ischools.org/2020-Program
  • Conference Submission Site: https://www.conftool.com/iconference2020
  • Past Proceedings: https://ischools.org/Past-Proceedings/
  • Facebook iConference: https://www.facebook.com/iConference
  • Twitter: @iConf | #iconf20

Please note that the links have been updated as a result of the new iSchools website.

 

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

All submissions must be in English using the templates and/or formats described on our website. All work should be original and not previously published. Complete guidelines can be found on our website's track pages https://ischools.org/iConference/

 

Submission Dates

  • Full and Short Research Papers submissions due: September 16, 2019
  • Posters, Visions, Workshops, SIE submissions due: September 23, 2019
  • Doctoral Colloquium submissions due: September 23, 2019
  • Early Career Colloquium and Student Symposium submissions due: October 15, 2019
  • Doctoral Dissertation Award nominations due: October 15, 2019

 

Notification of acceptance

Generally: mid-November 2019

Workshops notifications: mid-October, 2019

Doctoral Dissertation Award notifications: mid-December, 2019

 

CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS

See list and contact information of organizers and track chairs here:

https://ischools.org/2020-Organizers

 

Call for Submissions | leave a comment


Call for Posters: Library Research Seminar VII

Share your work at Library Research Seminar VII: Research Matters: Strengthening Values, Defining Practice

 

LRS VII is a small conference, ideal for networking, presenting the latest research on pressing issues in LIS on diversity, information literacy, education, health, and more.  Come join us to hear stellar speakers and network with a powerful mix of faculty, practitioners, students, and experienced research professionals. A half-day preconference and targeted follow-up sessions on research methods how-to's is perfect for beginner researchers to get a jump start on projects, with one-on-one advice from professionals.

 

Keynote speakers include Edward Tenner (The Efficiency Paradox: What Big Data Can't Do), Miriam Sweeney (Teaching for Justice: Implementing Social Justice in the LIS Classroom), and Kathryn Matthew (Director, IMLS).

 

Poster session and reception will be held at the South Carolina State Library, Thursday Oct 17, 6 - 8 pm. Poster presenters must register for the conference.

 

Details on conference topics and proposal submission guidelines are disclosed within the link below.

 

Click here to submit your proposal:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lrs7

  

Call for Submissions | leave a comment


Technical Services Assistant, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

Job Code: 50106BR

 

Job Description

Reporting directly to the Technical Services Librarian, this position occupies a crucial role in physical security of library collections.

The incumbent is responsible for the shelf-ready preparation of a very high volume of rare and valuable books, other printed material, unique audiovisual items, and other library holdings.

This staff member collaborates with preservation staff, curators, public services staff, and Harvard Depository staff in providing access to and care for collections.

This staff member trains, supervises, and schedules work duties for student employees who perform many tasks for which this position is responsible.

This position serves as Technical Services' primary contact for day-to-day operations with Harvard Depository.

The incumbent serves as primary recipient of library mail and incoming Technical Services supplies. This staff member opens, logs, and notifies curators of newly-received collection material. In tandem with the receiving function, this position is responsible for maintaining the inventory of all supplies related to Technical Services physical processing of rare books and manuscripts.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the end-processing of all rare books and printed material, audiovisual objects, and other materials: prepares book tabs, spine labels, and ownership labels; selects and affixes donor bookplates, all according to Houghton security and preservation policies; collects and maintains weekly statistics.

  • Trains and supervises student assistants in the performance of end-processing, protective case assembly, electronic records editing, and HD transfer duties.

  • Evaluates material received from catalogers for additional physical treatment, including casing and preservation needs. Liaises with preservation staff regarding material in need of conservation review and treatment.

  • Oversees the measurement and construction of protective cases for printed, audiovisual and other materials; liaises with other departments and with CMI vendor and Widener Phase Box assemblers in the creation of cases.

  • Edits and corrects bibliographic, holdings, and item records in Alma to ensure access and discovery by colleagues and researchers; utilizes appropriate technology in the processing of material.

  • Serves as primary liaison with HD for Technical Services, and arranges for the safe transfer of rare books and other material to HD, including packing and labeling materials for transfer and storage. Schedules pickup with HD, and coordinates outgoing shipments for books and manuscripts with departmental stakeholders. Arranges for receipt of shipping containers and supplies.

  • Receives twice-daily incoming mail and packages. With another staff member sorts mail for delivery to the Librarian's Office; opens and verifies contents of packages, logs incoming collection material, and notifies curators of receipt of new collections material for their inspection and approval.

  • Receives daily delivery of supplies, including heavy and unwieldy packages; unpacks and verifies contents for the Technical Services Librarian (TSL), and then dispatches supplies to storage; maintains an online inventory of supplies; notifies TSL of supply needs in a timely manner.

  • Maintains inventory of all end-processing supplies, including boxes, cases, binders, folders, and all other supplies necessary for the security of library materials. This position also maintains the supply of donor bookplates, and other security and preservation-related supplies.

** See Additional Information section for a continued list of duties and responsibilities.

 

Basic Qualifications

  • Prior library experience required.

  • Experience working with library materials.

  • Experience working with Microsoft Office suite and Windows operating system required.

 

Additional Qualifications

  • BA preferred.

  • ​Experience working in an academic library technical services setting. 

  • ​Familiarity with Alma strongly preferred.

  • Able to perform repetitive work accurately with attention to detail. 

  • Alert to the protocols for handling rare and fragile materials.

  • Adaptable in working with frequent interruptions.

  • Able to evaluate workflows and manage multiple tasks and deadlines.

  • Able to liaise with colleagues and peers collegially and promptly.

  • Able to delegate responsibilities to student employees effectively and thoroughly.

 

Additional Information 

  • Serves as an active and engaged member of the section, departmental, and library staff. Serves on standing and ad hoc committees and working groups as needed.

  • Contributes to library Public Services by providing ongoing Reading Room reference assistance in a rotation with stacks maintenance assistance. Collaborates closely with collection management staff in HD shipments, and in shelving collection materials.  Is the essential contact for materials in end-processing queues for reference retrievals.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The incumbent trains and supervises student employees.

Physical Demands

  • Position requires regular lifting and moving of materials from bookcases and storage areas at a variety of heights, including materials weighing up to 40 pounds and pushing heavily loaded book trucks through multiple doors.

  • The employee must have a high tolerance to library-related allergens.

 

Diversity at the Harvard Library

Across the Harvard Library, our work is enriched by our diverse campus community. Our unique and wide-ranging abilities, experiences, and perspectives are integral to achieving Harvard University's mission of excellence in research, teaching, and learning for our patrons, our collections, and our workplace. We believe that an inclusive environment that cultivates and promotes understanding, respect, and collaboration across our diverse workforce enables our success.
 
We invite individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities to be a part of our community of over 700 staff members. Our work with faculty, students and researchers to explore answers to intellectual questions, enduring and new, and to seek solutions to the world's most consequential problems, requires that we not only reflect, but also champion our diverse society.

Harvard Library inspires collaboration, reflection, experimentation, and discovery connecting users to related disciplines and to University-wide teaching resources. The Library engages users through curated discovery, digital collections, reimagined physical space, and specialized research support.  Today, Harvard Library's holdings range from traditional print collections to rapidly expanding access to digital resources. Harvard Library provides the University's faculty, students, and researchers--now and in the future--with exceptional experiences and comprehensive access to these materials.
 
Learn more about our contributions to the academic enterprise by visiting us at http://library.harvard.edu and about the Harvard University community at http://hr.harvard.edu/why-harvard.
 
The Harvard Library is a proud member of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance.
 
 

To apply, please use the following link. 

Pre-professional Positions | leave a comment


Technical Services and Metadata Librarian, Colby College, Waterville, ME

The Colby College Libraries [The Libraries] seek a dynamic, engaged, innovative and enthusiastic individual for the position of Technical Services & Metadata Librarian.  The Libraries strive to be progressive, diverse, strategic, and collaborative with a talented and team-oriented group of professionals. The Libraries consist of three physical library spaces: Miller Library (Humanities and Social Sciences library - considered the main library - and houses the Special Collections and Archives), Bixler Art and Music Library, and Olin Natural and Environmental Science Library. In addition, we are a member of the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin (CBB) consortium that provides opportunities for collaboration across our respective libraries.

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Collections Management, the Technical Services & Metadata Librarian is responsible for overseeing content management, cataloging, authority control, and metadata of the Libraries' electronic, digital, and print collections.  Colby College Libraries currently add approximately 8,000 individual print monographs and scores per year; while most items are processed prior to arrival, some require original cataloging. Colby uses Serials Solutions to load and track Electronic Resources' MARC records, and this work is managed by our Electronic Resources Librarian.

 

Job Description

The Technical Services and Metadata Librarian works closely with colleagues in the Collections Management department, as well as librarians and staff in Administration, Digital Initiatives, Public Services, Research & Instruction and Special Collections and Archives, to ensure students and faculty have ready access to all collections in their various formats and types.  In addition, the Librarian will engage regularly with library colleagues at Bates and Bowdoin colleges to continue previous work on standards, workflows, and procedures involving our shared catalog, CBBcat. 

The ideal candidate will be fearless about rethinking the role and potential for inclusive cataloging and metadata in an academic library setting.  They will understand and care about libraries and recognize that libraries can be the heart of academic institutions. We seek someone who works well both independently and collaboratively, with a vision for the next generation of metadata services. This position is an opportunity to work with staff colleagues across the Libraries as we imagine and create a future focused teaching, learning, and academic research library in a liberal arts environment. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnic diversity, and who recognize the importance of working within a diverse community of colleagues.

 

Responsibilities and Duties

  •  Some original cataloging and classification of materials in OCLC and the Innovative Interfaces Sierra ILS using AACR2, RDA and LC Classification
  • Support the work of our consortial partners in bibliographic records creation, authority records management and associated processing and reports
  • Collaborate with Digital Initiatives and the Colby College Archivist to support and maintain standardized metadata for rare books, maps, videos, senior thesis, dissertations, and manuscripts
  • Responsible for applying professional guidelines and local practices for original and copy cataloging (including creation of documentation for Library staff and student employees)
  • Support the work of the Coordinator of Collections Management (Acquisitions) to oversee the process of acquiring materials, updating processes and enhancing workflows
  • Support the work of the Assistant Director for Collections Management, ERM Librarian and Serials Coordinator to manage access to electronic resources (subscription databases, e-journals, eBooks)
  • Monitor evolving trends in cataloging and metadata with an eye to ensuring that the Libraries' print, electronic, and digital collections are easily discoverable and accessible to students and faculty
  • Ability to work collaboratively and collegially in a dynamic, complex and rapidly evolving environment
  • Service on College Committees and participation in College activities expected

 

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • MLS/MLIS from ALA Accredited institution
  • 1-3 years' experience working with integrated library systems, preferably Innovative Interfaces
  • 1-3 years' original cataloging experience with OCLC
  • Knowledge of a variety of metadata standards (AACR2, LCSH, EAD, DC, MARC21, DDC, LC, RDA)
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs.
  • Experience providing public service support activities

 

Desired Attributes/Knowledge

  • Three or more years experience working in an academic library
  • Demonstrated experience with a variety of metadata standards (AACR2, RDA, LCSH, EAD, DC, MARC21, DDC, LC)
  • Ability to conduct effective training workshops for colleagues
  • Knowledge of best practices and standards for Music cataloging
  • Demonstrated experience with project management
  • Experience cataloging within shared catalogs and library consortiums
  • Demonstrated knowledge of emerging metadata standards including linked open data, METS, PREMIS, and MARCXML

 

Application Instructions

Applicants should send the following electronically in PDF format to facultysearches@colby.edu

  • A cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of philosophy on the role of technical services in a modern academic environment
  • Graduate transcripts
  • A list of three professional references

 

Position is open until filled. Priority will be given to applications received by October 1, 2019. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

 

Preferred start date: December 1, 2019.

 

Application Process:

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran's status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution's education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby's Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website: www.colby.edu

 

Academic Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England | leave a comment


Assistant Director/Youth Services Librarian, Adams Public Library, Central Falls, RI

Adams Public Library is seeking a committed and engaged Assistant Director/Youth Services Librarian serving a diverse community. This is a 40 hour/week position (some evenings and Saturdays) with vacation and partially employer paid health insurance. Salary range $40,000-$45,000.

 

Responsibilities

  • Plan all services, programs, and outreach for youth 0-18 in Central Falls.
  • Includes Summer Reading, collection development, storytime, after school programs, reference services, etc.
  • Covers other departments as needed.
  • Some bookkeeping and administrative tasks.
  • In the absence of the director, to be prepared to step into that role.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • At least one year of experience working with children and/or teens.
  • At least one year of experience working in a public library

 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Fluency in Spanish
  • Some supervisory experience

 

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to director@cflibrary.org by September 20, 2019.

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


Regional History Librarian, Community Library Center for Regional History, Ketchum, ID

The Community Library Center for Regional History, which includes the Betty Olsen Carr Reading Room, special collections archive, the Regional History Museum, and the Hemingway House cultural site, seeks a dynamic librarian to work as part of a team to process, preserve, and make accessible central Idaho historical materials. This work includes performing general library operations, assisting patrons with research, processing archives, conducting oral history work, completing museum inventories, cataloging, digitizing materials, assisting with the execution and development of exhibitions (both in the museum and library), creating finding aids, and handling rare materials.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Help patrons of all ages conduct research and navigate the Regional History collections
  • Provide excellent service to library patrons and museum visitors of all ages and backgrounds
  • Adhere to library, archives, and museum preservation and conservation standards
  • Catalog and process books
  • Manage and interpret metadata through the database software (PastPerfect), integrated library system (The Library Corporation), and other discovery and access software tools as needed to organize and interpret the collection
  • Accession, process, and create finding aids for new donations
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing 
  • Work both independently and collaboratively in a production-oriented and creative team environment
  • Be proficient with technology and metadata standards specific to archives, museums, and special collections
  • Assist in the mangement of photo collection resources
  • Assist in the management of the oral history collections
  • Work with team to implement, manage and improve digitization workflows
  • Work with a curating team to execute museum exhibitions
  • Assist running museum operations and programs
  • Attend all department and CLA wide meetings and trainings
  • Complete other duties as assigned

 

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions 

Work is performed primarily indoors and may involve sitting at a computer and standing for lengthy periods of time. This position requires intermittent lifting and moving objects up to 40 pounds (heavier items must be team lifted). A high degree of interaction with the public is required for this position.

 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in history, another humanities field, library and information science, or related field
  • Demonstrated experience communicating with the public, whether in customer service or a public facing museum or library
  • Strong computer skills including but not limited to Microsoft Office, databases, and the Adobe Creative Suite, coupled with a willingness to learn new programs
  • Academic or work experience in project management  
  •  Demonstrated time management skills and attention to detail, organizational skills, and accuracy
  • Demonstrated ability to foster an atmosphere of diversity and inclusion consistent with the library's aims.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual skills in English and Spanish 
  • Background in Idaho history or history of the American West
  • Experience in public history and/or museum education or working in a cultural site
  • Experience in computer file management 
  • MLIS degree from an accredited Library and Information Studies Master's program
  • Advanced studies in Archives

 

Application Instructions

The application period is open until September 25, 2019. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references as PDF attachments to bringit@comlib.org using subject header "Regional History Librarian Position". Please direct all questions to Nicole Lichtenberg operations manager, at the aforementioned email or by calling 208.806.2640.

 

 

Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Digital Archives Intern, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

The New England Historic Genealogical Society seeks a detail-oriented and self-motivated individual to join R. Stanton Avery Special Collections in the position of Digital Archives Intern. 

Reporting to the Curator of Digital Collections, the Digital Archives Intern will support ongoing projects to digitize, describe, and provide access to unique manuscripts from NEHGS Special Collections, such as diaries, letters, genealogies, family Bible records, and church records. 

 

Hours and Stipend

This is an eight-month, part-time internship. The intern will receive a monthly stipend of $700 (part-time, 2 days/week), paid on the 15th of the month. Start date is negotiable, with a preference for October 2019.

 

Responsibilities

  • Prepare digital images and associated metadata for ingest into CONTENTdm-based repository 

  • Digitize text- and image-based collections using best professional practices

  • Create, enhance, and migrate existing metadata from the library catalog, finding aids, and other systems into the digital repository

  • Perform quality control and quality assurance of existing images and metadata

  • Assist with developing and documenting new procedures

 

Required Qualifications

  • Enrollment in or recent graduation from an MLS program

  • Specialization or coursework in archives management, cultural heritage, or digital curation.

  • Familiarity with metadata standards relevant to digital collection management and access

  • Familiarity with scanning or digital photography

  • Familiarity with Photoshop or other image editing software

  • Proficiency with common Office applications (especially Excel and Word)

  • Aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to detail

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion of 1 or more of the following classes: LIS 415 (Information Organization), LIS 438 (Introduction to Archival Methods and Services), LIS 462 (Digital Libraries), LIS 448 (Digital Stewardship), or equivalent coursework

  • Previous experience with Photoshop or other image editing software

  • Previous experience with CONTENTdm or other digital repository systems

  • Experience with or interest in genealogy 

 

About the New England Historic Genealogical Society

The New England Historic Genealogical Society has been collecting information about families in America for over 165 years. Our 25,000 members access information through our library and website. 

The NEHGS library, located at 99 Newbury Street in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, is one of the nation's leading research centers for genealogists of every skill level. 

 

To Apply 

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Sally Benny at sbenny@nehgs.org. Preference will be given to applications received by September 20, 2019.

 

 

Archive Positions | Opportunities for Current Students | leave a comment


Reader Services Intern II, Boston Athenaeum, Boston, MA

The Boston Athenæum seeks a personable and reliable intern for the Reader Services Department who will play an important role in supporting the daily functions of the Reference Department and the Circulation desk. Reporting to the Head of Circulation and the Head of Reader Services, the intern will work closely with members, patrons, and the public, by providing information about the collection and the institution.


The ideal candidate will be organized, hard-working, and ambitious. This position will be available to start by end of August, beginning of September 2019.


Hours: About 15 hours per week, two days per week: Monday 12PM-8PM and Wednesday 12PM-8PM
Compensation: $13 per hour; paid sick time; free membership concurrent with employment and one year following the date of departure.


Responsibilities

  • Provide coverage of the circulation and reference desks, answer phones, shelve books.
  • Offer basic reference services.
  • Offer orientation tours to members.
  • Create readers' advisory materials.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.


Qualfications and Requirements

  • Submit to and pass a background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment verifications and Registry of Motor Vehicles (if applicable).
  • Must be currently enrolled in an ALA accredited library science graduate program.
  • Must be comfortable speaking in public.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Must be able to lift and move 40 pounds.
  • Completion of reference course preferred.
  • Experience with OCLC resource sharing preferred.
  • Commitment to fostering a workplace culture of teamwork and inclusion.


To Apply

Please send a cover letter (including the days you are available to work) and resume to James Feeney via e-mail at: feeney@bostonathenaeum.org.

The Boston Athenæum is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply and are committed to hiring individuals who value a diverse and inclusive work environment. The Boston Athenæumis also committed to providing access, equal opportunity,and reasonable accommodation for individuals with
disabilities in employment.To request a reasonable accommodation, please contactthe Human Resources Manager,Hannah Ovaska, at 617-720-7622or ovaska@bostonathenaeum.org.


About the Boston Athenaeum

Founded in 1807 as "a fountain, at which all, who choose, may gratify their thirst for knowledge," the Boston Athenæum has evolved into a beloved subscription library, specializing in history, biography, literature, and art. 5,000 Households maintain active memberships in the Athenæum, and enjoy a range of services from individualized reference assistance to superb children's programming, from discussion groups to curated selections of digital and print resources. Tourists and scholars from around the world consult the quarter-million rare items in the collection, which includes George Washington's personal library; an important collection of early American portraits; rich holdings related to the Civil War and documenting New England's build environment; and the Athenæum's own historical archives, attesting to the institution's role in American arts and letters. Each year, the Athenæum offers hundreds of cultural programs-- including lectures, concerts, performances, exhibitions, and tastings--within its exquisite National Historic Landmark structure, widely regarded as one of the most beautiful libraries in the world.

 

Opportunities for Current Students | Public Positions | leave a comment


Library Specialist - Digital Content and Innovation Coordinator, Connecticut State Library, Middletown, CT

The State of Connecticut, Connecticut State Library (CSL) has one available opportunity for a Library Specialist - Digital Content and Innovation Coordinator . This position is responsible for the continued innovation, development, implementation and management of the statewide digital informational delivery services and programs.
 
This is a full time, 40 hours per week position. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8am - 4:30pm. We are located at 786 South Main Street in Middletown, CT. 
 
We are looking for someone with: 

  • Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) from an accredited institution
  • Knowledge of electronic resource contractual compliance;
  • Knowledge of methods for collecting, managing and analyzing data;
  • Experience training, mentoring and working with a diverse library community;
  • Experience planning, organizing and managing multiple tasks;
  • Experience configuring, testing and adjusting web-based software applications
  • Experience implementing software upgrades from database vendors, testing software and training librarians on changes in software procedures.
  • Experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders;
  • Experience working collaboratively as part of a team and in a changing environment;
  • Experience communicating clearly and effectively, by writing and orally, with groups and individuals about complex processes.

 

Purpose of Job Class (Nature of Work)

In the State Library, this class is accountable for performing as a specialist within a particular field and/or providing the highest advanced level of professional library tasks in management services, patron services, library services and historical services.

 

Examples of Duties

  • Provides technical assistance, administration and coordination of access and training for researchIT CT and eGO.
  • Monitors and provides training and technical assistance to libraries and librarians using researchIT CT and Ego.
  • Coordinates with DLD support staff and eResource Taskforce in the content development and selection of electronic resources; communicates e-resources issues to vendors, partners and provides update to users.
  • Researches, identifies and assists in the procurement and implementation of emerging digital applications, and resources.
  • Serves as the first point of contact for assigned liaison public libraries
  • Works with the Division Director and State Library fiscal representative to track researchIT CT, eBook and digital audio expenditures and encumbrances.
  • Works with the Division Director to make recommendations for short- and long-range planning related to digital content, future systems, and new technology.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of professional principles and practices of library science and/or bibliographic sources of information
  • Considerable knowledge of and demonstrated ability in specialized functional procedures and/or specialized subject matter
  • Considerable knowledge of library administration principles and techniques and library automation
  • Considerable interpersonal skills
  • Considerable oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to analyze and solve complex problems relating to library methods and procedures
  • Ability to utilize computer software; some supervisory ability.
 

Minimum Qualifications

A Master's degree in library science or information science from a library school accredited by the American Library Association AND three (3) years of post graduate degree experience in a relevant area of professional library work.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • 5 years experience managing electronic resources.
  • 5 years experience in website development.
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies related to digital content.
  • Experience in electronic resource content development and procurement.
  • Experience working within web environment to facilitate connection with vendors and electronic databases.

 

Special Requirements

The State Librarian may determine other advanced educational degrees equivalent to the MLS degree based on staffing needs.
 

Selection Plan

Interested candidates please include a resume within the "resume tab" of your application. At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

To begin the application process, please visit the following link. 

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Heidi Gray at heidi.gray@ct.gov or 860-713-5028.

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


Librarian for Special Collections, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University Libraries is seeking applicants for a Librarian for Special Collections. We invite applications from creative professionals who thrive in a team-oriented and project-driven work environment. The appointee will have oversight of print collections held in the Hunt Library's Fine and Rare Book Room and in the Posner Memorial Collection. There is also an eclectic array of art and artifacts, together with a growing volume of realia focused on the history of computing and robotics.

 

Description

You will work closely with students and faculty from across CMU, and in collaboration with library faculty and staff, most notably within our University Archives and Digitization Lab, as well as with our disciplinary liaison librarians and our team of digital research and publishing specialists. There are also opportunities to work with the numerous cultural and historical organizations throughout Pittsburgh.

 

This is an amazing opportunity for someone with a boundless imagination and energy, who is excited to share original and rare materials with our community. This could mean creating experiences for students to interact with original editions of Shakespeare, Galileo, and Copernicus, pre-digital computer artifacts and some of the first artwork created by artificial intelligence software. You will also serve an important role in weaving together the story of science and information technology in a widely encompassing manner.

 

We are especially interested in someone who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service, and have a demonstrated record in working with international and underrepresented minority students.

 

Responsibilities

Under the leadership of the Associate Dean for Innovation, Preservation, & Access you will:

  • Manage, preserve, and care for the materials and physical environment of the Special Collections, namely within the Fine and Rare Book Room (Hunt Library) and the Posner Collection (Posner Center)
  • Curate, facilitate, and promote exhibits and digital collections
  • Participate in the development of public outreach and pedagogically-oriented initiatives
  • Integrate the collections and related materials to promote the research and educational aims of CMU
  • Build and (re)shape the collection in a methodical and strategic manner with a shifting emphasis around the history of science, technology, and design
  • Explore the possibilities of and collaborate in using augmented reality, computer visioning, machine learning, and data science applications across the Library's digitized collections

 

In addition to providing excellent stewardship and proactive outreach and engagement, you will be encouraged and supported in developing or continuing your own program of research and scholarship related to information science and librarianship or to aspects of your disciplinary domain. You will also participate in governance and projects through various committees and working groups.

 

As a Librarian, you will be a member of the library faculty. Initial appointment rank and salary are commensurate with experience.

 

To be considered for reappointment or promotion, you will be expected to demonstrate excellence in librarianship and in research or scholarship. For more information, please visit: https://www.cmu.edu/policies/faculty/appointments-librarian-and-archivist.html

 

Qualifications

Required

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution OR international equivalent; OR advanced degree relevant to CMU's fields of research and education
  • Experience in the curation, management, and conservation of rare books and associated collections
  • Experience using digital platforms to curate and share materials
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively interact with diverse groups including colleagues, faculty, students, administrators, and donors.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Dedication to personal and professional growth

Preferred

  • Familiarity with planning and curating exhibits (physical and/or digital)
  • Awareness of digitization and metadata practices
  • Familiarity with advancement practices and cultivating donor relationships
  • Teaching experience
  • Record of scholarly achievement
  • Knowledge of rare book/archival cataloging standards

 

Application Instructions

https://apply.interfolio.com/67435

Anticipated start date January 2020, to allow for a transition period working alongside the incumbent who will retire in June 2020.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a priority given to those who apply by September 27, 2019.

 

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Part-Time Library Assistant, Milton Academy, Milton, MA

Milton Academy is an independent coeducational national boarding and day school, serving 1,000 students in grades K-12 eight miles south of Boston.

The Cox Library seeks a Library Assistant who will become part of the Library Department Team. This position will report to the Director of the Cox Library and assist the other librarians in their work.

 

Essential Job Functions

  • Carry out specialized and routine clerical tasks such as data entry, preparing reports, ordering materials and supplies, and answering the telephone, providing advice and directing calls.
  • Assist in locating desired materials in local and other accessible collections and answer student and faculty questions.
  • Encourage the appropriate use of library facilities.
  • Help establish and maintain a high customer service performance standard.
  • Maintain the library collection by cataloguing and processing all new acquisitions, deaccessioning materials and performing inventory.
  • Perform circulation desk duties including checking collection materials in and out, placing items on reserve and answering patron account questions.
  • Work with the librarians to develop displays and assist with library programs.
  • Prepare statistical and other reports regarding library operations and use, including the annual report.

 

Other Job Functions 

  • Open the library every morning, unlocking all doors and ensuring the space is ready for student use.
  • Keep the collection properly organized by shelving books and helping rearrange the collection as space usage changes.
  • Perform other tasks which assist in the use and proper care of the library and its resources and as may be assigned.
  • Assist in maintaining the Cox Library social media presence.
  • Work with and oversee student community service volunteers on assigned projects.
  • Be available to work occasional evening and weekend hours.
  • Provide cataloging and some clerical support to the Lower School Library and Librarian.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Is able to work with a minimum of supervision individually as well as with others and regularly takes personal initiative to execute work responsibilities.
  • Works in a pleasant and effective manner with everyone in the Milton Academy community.
  • Performs many routine and some specialized work in assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Has a working knowledge of computers and is able to learn and use products that range from Microsoft Office and Photoshop to specialized library catalog software.
  • Enjoys reading and using materials commonly found in libraries and helping others of all ages enjoy and use library resources.

 

Minimum Training Experience

  • A candidate for this position must have graduated from college and demonstrate facility with computers.

 

Preferred Training and Experience

  • The preferred candidate will already have school library, public library or related information services experience and prior computer training on, and experience with, specialized programs.

 

Apply for the Position here.  

Pre-professional Positions | School Positions | leave a comment


Outreach Archivist (Independent Contractor), New England Yearly Meeting of Friends (NEYM), Worcester, MA

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends (NEYM), the denominational organization of Quaker congregations in the six New England states, is seeking applicants for a part-time independent contractor role of Outreach Archivist. The NEYM Archives and Historical Records Committee, which will work closely with and be supported by the Outreach Archivist, is responsible for both encouraging meetings (local congregations) and other groups within the Yearly Meeting organization to adopt good practice to preserve and donate their records to the New England Yearly Meeting Archives held by the Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) at the W.E. B. Dubois Library at UMass Amherst.

 

Responsibilities

The Outreach Archivist will work with the Archives Committee and SCUA to reach out to meetings within New England Yearly Meeting to ensure that they are creating, gathering, and transferring permanent records to SCUA. This work will include identifying meetings and committees whose records are not complete and, where possible, working with those groups to find and transfer those records. The Outreach Archivist may also provide workshops and consultation to groups within New England Yearly Meeting on both record-keeping and helping to identify what should be transferred to the Archives at SCUA.

The Archivist will meet regularly with the Archives Committee and will need to be able to travel and meet with groups such as quarterly meetings (regional sub-groups of congregations) and Yearly Meeting Sessions (annual conference), as well as local meetings throughout New England.

 

Qualifications

Required or preferred qualifications include:

  • Knowledge of Quaker history and organizational structure
  • Knowledge of archival best practice
  • Experience as both a practicing Quaker and a practicing archivist
  • An interest in working closely with a wide range of people
  • The ability to travel with a personal vehicle
  • The ability to occasionally work nights and weekends.

 

It is anticipated that this consulting position will require 150 to 200 hours per year. The hourly rate will be based on experience and professional qualifications, within a range of $50.00-65.00 per hour. Mileage reimbursement will be provided for any required travel. The hours worked are expected to be invoiced at least quarterly by the consultant. These invoices will include description of services provided as well as hours worked and mileage accrued.

 

To Apply

The committee will accept resumes until October 1, 2019. Please send a letter of interest and resume to Carol Forsythe, clerk of the NEYM Archives Committee, at email: archives@neym.org.

Archive Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England | leave a comment


Teen Librarian, Boston Public Library - Central Library, Boston, MA

Overview

Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):

  •  Under supervision, and within the framework of Library policies and practices, to participate in services to a diverse population (characteristic to an urban setting) with emphasis on service to young adults and to perform professional work requiring application of professional knowledge of literature, bibliographic sources and services with a concentration on young adults.

 

Reports To: Ranking Staff Member.
Supervises: As assigned, professional and non-professional staff members

 

Responsibilities

Under supervision performs the following:

  • Assists in the development, planning and implementation of the Library's program of service to young adults through personal consultations, reference and readers' advisory services, outreach and programs.
  • Participates in the development of interactive community relationships and in the implementation of activities to stimulate use of the Library's resources by schools and agencies which serve young adults.
  • Plans and conducts comprehensive programming for young adults and those serving the young adult population, provides bibliographic instruction to classes visiting the Library, conducts book talks, facilitates book discussion groups, and participates in youth advisory committees.
  • Performs readers' advisory services and difficult or involved reference for the general public.
  • Provides instruction to increase patrons' skill in the use of book resources and electronic databases.
  • Manages, as delegated, program funds assigned.
  • Participates in the development of the young adults collection and manages appropriate materials budget.
  • Compiles annotated lists and bibliographies involving book and non-book materials.
  • May be responsible for oral presentations and written reports on activities within the department.
  • May be responsible for day-to-day operations of the department / branch library in the absence of the Department Head / Branch Librarian or other ranking staff member.
  • May participate in recommending and/or planning changes in service or new services for young adults.
  • Actively participates in system-wide committees, training and other professional activities.
  • Performs other related and/or comparable duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Entrance Qualifications

A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library science from an accredited library school. Courses in young adult literature and/or programming taken for credit at an accredited library school. Other experience working with youth is desirable. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training and/or experience, may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.


Knowledge of young adult literature including bibliographic tools and sources pertaining to young adult literature and work; knowledge of the techniques of programming for teens; interest in youth and in library work with young adults; willingness and ability to develop strong interactive community relationships; willingness to assume responsibility and carry out assignments independently; good oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to search the Internet and other electronic databases; ability to work well with staff and public; initiative, dependability, good judgment, tact, courtesy.

 

Requirements

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

 

Union Code/Salary PLan/Grade: PSA/P-1  

Hours per week:  35

 

This is a City of Boston job and must be applied to on the City of Boston website https://www.boston.gov/career-center

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


Part-Time Archival Processing Assistant, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) seeks candidates for the following temporary position located in the
University Libraries (Lied Library on the UNLV main campus).



Position Summary: 

This temporary position is scheduled 19 hours/week, from October 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. Hours will be
scheduled between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday- Friday, in alignment with Special Collections hours of operation.


UNLV Libraries is currently hiring an archival processing assistant to work on a three-year archival processing
project that began September 1, 2017. This project is designed to improve access and discovery of archival materials
in Special Collections by arranging and describing a backlog of archival collections in a variety of formats,
including personal papers, institutional records, oral histories, and photographs. Under the guidance of the Visiting
Librarian, processing assistants will perform efficient nuanced processing (sometimes called "MPLP") to create or
enrich collection descriptions and perform appropriate levels of physical rehousing and arrangement.


For this position, UNLV Libraries Special Collections and Archives Technical Services will provide structured
training under the guidance of a credentialed professional, including instruction in basic archival theory and
hands-on experience in archival processing. The individual hired for this position who is enrolled in graduate
programs for library science, archival studies, public history, museum studies, or a related field may be eligible to
receive course credit for some of the work performed (depending upon the rules and requirements of the graduate
program).



Responsibilities:

  • Implement existing archival processing plans
  • Physically re-house and arrange materials as appropriate
  • Research collections and review existing descriptions for completeness and compliance with national descriptive standards (such as RDA and DACS)
  • Assign name and subject headings using controlled vocabularies (such as LCSH, LCNAF, and AAT)
  • Create collection descriptions using ArchivesSpace, an electronic collection management system, and publish descriptions to the Web


Working Conditions:

Sitting at a computer screen, physically lifting and moving materials weighing up to 50 lbs., maneuvering book
trucks weighing up to 100 lbs., bending and stretching, and exposure to dust.



Qualifications: 

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Strong computer/technology skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment
  • Attention to detail

Preferred:

  •  Experience working with archival materials
  • Coursework in library and/or archival studies
  • Familiarity with descriptive standards (such as RDA and DACS)
  • Familiarity with controlled vocabularies (such as LCSH, LCNAF, and AAT)

** These are temporary funded positions for 10 months at $1,600 per month minus taxes. No benefits. 19 hours per
week. No housing or relocation available.



To apply, please email Cyndi Shein, Head of Special Collections Technical Services cyndi.shein@unlv.edu. Review
of applications will begin September 1, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Email subject line should read: LOA application-YOUR NAME
Email must include the following attachments:

  • Cover letter (why you are interested in this position)
  • Résumé, including names and contact information for three professional references



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

 

 

Archive Positions | Pre-professional Positions | leave a comment


Simmons Archive Student Special Project, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Boston, MA

Massachusetts Eye and Ear began in 1824, when two young doctors named John Jeffries and Edward Reynolds decided to take it upon themselves to treat the eye diseases of the Boston poor at a free public clinic. It quickly became apparent that the need was great and that they should expand the endeavor in terms of space, manpower, and services. Jeffries and Reynolds were able to rally a group of Boston's wealthy donors to support their dream of a new hospital, and in 1827 the Governor approved an Act of Incorporation for the Massachusetts Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary. The hospital soon became a magnet for ophthalmologists and otolaryngologists who wanted to practice the highest quality medicine and surgery. The hospital is today recognized as an international leader in clinical care, research, and education. 

The Abraham Pollen Archives contain the historical records and papers of the hospital, including Annual Reports from the 1800's to the present, many old case reports, an extensive photograph collection, a medical instrument collection, board records, and other hospital records. 

The focus of this project will be on the medical instrument collection. We have hundreds of instruments, dating back to the 1800's. Some of these are cataloged, in boxes, and recorded on spreadsheets, but many are not. The collection is currently in disarray, also there is a backlog of acquisitions that need to be processed. We need a plan to begin to gain greater intellectual control over our instrument collection, and we need to provide greater access to the treasures our Archives contain. The ultimate goal is enhanced access, knowledge and discoverability of MEE's unique collection. 

 

Duties: 

  • Conduct a survey of the collection. Compare actual inventory to what is on the spreadsheets.
  • In consult with the Library Director, write a processing plan.
  • Process instruments: appraise, rehouse materials as necessary; organize, arrange and describe. 
  • Research "unknown" instruments.
  • In concert with the Library Director, determine best path forward for deciding which instruments are historically important and so warrant retention. Weed out duplicates.
  • Create an online, searchable database of holdings.
  • Make long-term recommendations for preservation, conservation, and access.

 

Requirements: 

  • Current enrollment at Simmons SLIS. Completed or currently enrolled in LIS 438.
  • Basic understanding of archival appraisal, arrangement, description, and preservation. 
  • Knowledge of archival and descriptive standards.
  • Knowledge of Omeka is preferred. Effective communication and writing skills. Strong organizational skills and careful attention to detail. Ability to take initiative and work independently with minimal supervision. Previous experience in processing collections is a plus. Have the ability to lift up to 40 lbs. 

 

Hours and Compensation: 

Hours will be between 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday, one to two days a week. Student can set their own schedule within those hours, based on their class schedule. Salary is $15.00/hour with no benefits. 

 

Contact: 

Interested students should please contact Library Director Louise Collins with a resume and cover letter. 

 

Archive Positions | Opportunities for Current Students | leave a comment


Head Circulation Librarian, Brockton Public Library, Brockton, MA

Position: Head Circulation Librarian
Department: Brockton Public Library
Date opened: August 13th, 2019
Date closed: December 31st, 2019
Position Type: Full-time/Benefited/Union
Salary: $47,515 - 63,684 (8-Step position)


Duties include but are not limited to the following:
Oversees and provides as necessary a full range of circulation services for all sections of the library (charges, renews, reserves and shelves library materials; issues library cards; processes overdue library notices etc.); prepares related activity reports as necessary. Participates at the circulation desk and provides professional services to library patrons of all ages, training, and background. Establishes policies and procedures relative to the circulation function of the library trains staff librarians in circulation procedures and policies.

  • On behalf of the Library, serves on various professional network committees
  • Educates the public in the use of public access catalog
  • Prepares monthly circulation activity statistical reports
  • Investigates and integrates emerging technologies and best practices into circulation services of the library
  • Performs Readers Advisory services for patrons as necessary
  • Responsible for maintaining an employee work schedule at all library locations including the maintenance of leave accrual records
  • Participates in continuing education and attends workshops to keep abreast of latest developments in the library field and specifically the provision of circulation services
  • May be required to work beyond normal business hours to attend evening meetings, department sponsored special events, or in accordance with the library's work schedule on weekends or on weekends
  • Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates

Supervision required:
Three (3) full-time employees and ten (10) part-time employees. May be required to serve as the
Librarian in Charge in the event of the temporary absence of the Library Director or Assistant
Library Director.


Supervision: Works under the direct supervision of the Library Director.


Education and Experience:
Master's Degree in Library Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association; a minimum of three (3) years related work experience particularly with automated circulation systems, customer service and staff training required.

Special Requirements:
Certification from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners is required within two (2)
years of appointment. As a condition of employment the employee must successfully complete
and pass a Massachusetts Criminal Record Offender Information (CORI) check.


Essential functions: The essential functions or duties listed are intended only as illustrations of
the various type of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties
does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to
the position.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work specifically related to circulation services, automated library systems and information technology including the Internet and social media
  • Knowledge of the organization and management of library operations and emerging technologies in support of department operations and services
  • Ability to work independently with a high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and to deal effectively with staff and patrons of the library
  • Ability to establish priorities and to complete objectives in a timely manner consistent with department operating procedures and policies
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of patron records. Ability to effectively use all library equipment and technology.

Proficient interpersonal, customer service and community outreach skills to interact with patrons of all ages; proficient oral and written communication skills; excellent organizational, analytical, listening and technology skills.


Work Environment: The work environment involves everyday discomforts in a public library setting. Noise or physical surroundings may be distracting, but conditions are generally not unpleasant. Employee may be required to work beyond normal business hours to attend evening meetings, department sponsored special events, or in accordance with the library's work schedule on weekends or on weekends.


Physical and mental requirements:
Little or no physical demands are required to perform the work. Work effort principally involves sitting to perform work tasks, with extended periods of bending, walking, kneeling, standing, twisting, and reaching with hands or arms to reach or to lift, carry or retrieve library materials or books. The employee is frequently required to lift, push, carry, or pull objects such as books, materials, library equipment, and computer paper.



APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Persons interested in being considered for the position should complete an employment application, submit a cover letter and resume to Sandra Knight, Director of Human Resources, City of Brockton, Human Resources Department, 45 School Street, Brockton, MA 02301 or submit via e-mail to personnel@cobma.us or via facsimile at 508-580-7133.

City of Brockton residency required or shall, within one (1) year of employment establish residency within the City.

City of Brockton is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


Part-Time Library and Circulation Assistant, Elizabeth Taber Library, Marion, MA

The Elizabeth Taber Library is looking for a library and circulation assistant for a part time position. 

Duties include library services, assisting patrons, assisting with programming, serving as a circulation contact, and other related work under the direction of the Library Director. The library assistant will engage in all facets of library services, policies and procedures, and provides all patron based services at the Circulation Desk.  Opening and closing duties included, as well as patron assistance in the form of computer and printing assistance, tech and device help, ebook downloading assistance, material location assistance, and collection and catalog maintenance assistance.

Time: 15-19 hours a week

Preferred Working DaysMonday, Wednesday, Friday, 12-5pm

Occasional Saturday and Sunday Hours: 10-3, 1-4

Pay: $14 an hour

 

Applicants are asked to send resumes and cover letters to Library Director Elizabeth Sherry at esherry@sailsinc.org.

 

Pre-professional Positions | Public Positions | leave a comment


Research Librarian for Engineering & Biotechnology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

The NC State University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Research Librarian for Engineering & Biotechnology* in the Research Engagement department. The department engages with faculty members, researchers, and students across the full lifecycle of research and scholarship, offering dynamic services, spaces, and technologies to enable all forms of research, discovery, and learning, and connecting faculty and graduate students with a full suite of resources for research and teaching productivity. The department coordinates oversight for the Libraries' high tech spaces including the Teaching and Visualization Lab, the Game Lab, the Creativity Studio, and the Visualization Studio. The department's librarians collaborate with faculty and students on emerging technologies for research, visualization, data curation and management, bibliometrics, and computational analysis in an evolving scholarly communication environment. They build programs and partnerships that enhance research productivity and competitiveness, support interdisciplinary collaboration, foster inclusive spaces for early career researchers, and conduct research consultations. The position is based at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library and reports to the Department Head, Research Engagement.

*For candidates with preferred management experience and interest, appointment at the Associate Head level may be considered.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides expert services for faculty, staff, and students across the research lifecycle including information discovery, data curation, visualization, research computing, and scholarly communication
  • Identifies trends in research practices in engineering and biotechnology and recommends strategies for aligning library services accordingly
  • Fosters collaboration and interdisciplinary interactions among faculty and other stakeholders by supporting and collaborating with interdisciplinary research teams
  • Provides instruction on research skills and data literacy to students in the sciences and engineering and engages in ongoing development and implementation of innovative pedagogical practices
  • Provides consultation on the use of scholarly resources, technologies, and the NCSU Libraries' technology-rich spaces
  • Collaborates with Collections & Research Strategy librarians in collection development and assessment activities
  • In collaboration with research administration at NC State, advises researchers in evaluation of grant opportunities including meeting funder and university requirements for providing public access to publications and data resulting from research
  • Participates in library planning, serves on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams
  • NC State University librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS, MIS, or equivalent advanced degree in library/information science
  • Academic preparation or relevant experience in engineering, life sciences, health sciences, or a related discipline
  • Understanding of information sources and research methods in the sciences and engineering
  • Ability to provide exceptional service to a diverse clientele
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Capacity for creative problem-solving, and ability to thrive in an exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse educational and professional environment
  • Evidence of ability for ongoing professional development and contribution

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Degree in engineering, life sciences, health sciences, or a related discipline
  • Awareness of open research practices and incentives
  • Knowledge of emerging research services trends such as data science, visualization, impact metrics, or research computing
  • Relevant supervisory/management experience
  • Demonstrated success in faculty and student engagement

The Libraries

The NC State University Libraries has been recognized with numerous national and international awards, including the first Association of College and Research Libraries Excellence in Academic Libraries Award, the ACRL Librarian of the Year Award; the Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries and the American Institute of Architects/American Library Association Building Award for the Hunt Library; two John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Awards; and Library Journal's Librarian of the Year, Paraprofessional of the Year, and eleven Movers and Shakers awards. The library system consists of the D. H. Hill Jr. Library, the James B. Hunt Jr. Library, and branch libraries for design, natural resources, and veterinary medicine. With a staff of almost 300 FTE, the Libraries has more than 5.2 million volumes in its collection and has a total annual budget of over $30 million. The Libraries is the host site for NC LIVE, a multi-type library initiative making digital resources accessible to North Carolina residents. The Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Digital Library Federation, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, the Council for Library and Information Resources, the Center for Research Libraries, and the Triangle Research Libraries Network. 

Salary and Benefits

The Libraries offers a highly competitive salary in recognition of applicable education and experience for this position. Librarians have non-tenure track faculty status (without levels of rank). Benefits include: 24 days vacation, 12 days sick leave; State of NC preferred provider medical insurance, and state, TIAA/CREF, or other retirement options. Additional and optional dental, life, disability, deferred compensation, and legal plans are offered. Tuition waiver program for all campuses of The University of North Carolina is available. More benefits information is available at https://benefits.hr.ncsu.edu.

Application Process and Schedule

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt; applications will be accepted until finalist candidates are selected. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration. The nomination committee may invite candidates for confidential, pre-interview screenings. Appointment requires successful completion of background check. This position is available immediately; start date is negotiable. Applicants must apply through the NC State University online employment website at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/. Search in the keyword box by position number 00001596. Complete application, attach cover letter and résumé, and provide contact information for four current, professional references. For assistance with this process contact Libraries Human Resources office (919) 515-3522.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Digital Technologies Development Librarian, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

The NC State University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Digital Technologies Development Librarian in the Digital Library Initiatives department. The Digital Library Initiatives department applies systems analysis, design, and service and software development skills to the creation of a broad range of new library products and services. Digital Library Initiatives has produced a number of unique and widely used systems to improve service to library users, including the Suma space assessment toolkit, the QuickSearch bento-box style single search system, and the Circa request management system for archives. The department is currently developing new initiatives in areas including the discovery of library services and resources, assessment and analytics, machine learning, research data management, research infrastructure support, digital collections, application virtualization, and scientific computing. Digital Library Initiatives maintains a culture of collaboration, with a focus on supporting everyone's professional growth, providing opportunities for mentorship, and welcoming diverse perspectives.


Responsibilities:

The Digital Technologies Development Librarian works as an active participant in a team that advances library services through applied research and application development and manages the entire life cycle of projects, from requirements gathering to deployment. They provide technical leadership and hands-on programming expertise for a portfolio of library projects. In close collaboration with technical and non-technical partners across the Libraries, they identify emerging technologies that have potential for new and improved library services. Working both independently and in team settings, the incumbent develops new digital library services through an iterative, data-informed, and test-driven process that emphasizes usability, sustainability, and performance. The Digital Technologies Development Librarian maintains and provides enhancements to existing library applications and collaborates closely with Information Technology staff to develop and maintain supporting infrastructure. They participate in library planning, and serve on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams. NC State librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. This position reports to the Associate Head, Digital Library Initiatives.


Required Qualifications: 

  • ALA-accredited MLS, MIS, or other relevant advanced degree
  • Demonstrated potential to develop expertise in current and emerging digital technologies
  • Server-side application development experience with one or more open source programming languages such as PHP, Python, or Ruby
  • Experience developing database-backed applications
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues
  • Evidence of ability for ongoing professional development and contribution


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • ALA-accredited MLS or MIS
  • Experience using client-side web technologies including HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, and related technologies
  • Familiarity with version control systems such as Git
  • Experience indexing and querying search platforms like Solr or ElasticSearch
  • Knowledge of user-centered design processes, including applying analytics to support data-informed decisionmaking
  • Experience applying systems analysis techniques to solving novel problems
  • Enthusiasm for contributing to open-source software projects
  • Experience working in an academic library


The University and the Area

The NC State University Libraries has a longstanding commitment to diversity and to the creation of a welcoming and inclusive service ethic and environment. Recent efforts include securing grant funding for outreach to diverse populations through programming and workshops. The Libraries collections also reflect this commitment, from focused collection efforts to locating, capturing, and preserving voices of underrepresented communities through archival research and practice. The Libraries has taken affirmative steps aimed at increasing diversity in the profession through the NCSU Libraries Fellows program; participation in ARL's diversity initiatives, including hosting five cohorts of Career Enhancement Fellows; and membership in the ACRL Diversity Alliance. The Libraries Diversity Committee is an active group that sponsors programs and fosters dialogue to promote understanding across racial and cultural lines in an atmosphere where all students, staff, and faculty are welcomed, valued, and respected.

North Carolina State University was founded with a purpose: to create economic, societal, and intellectual prosperity for the people of North Carolina and the country. From its beginnings as a land-grant institution to its current position as a preeminent research enterprise that excels in science, technology, engineering, math, design, the humanities and social sciences, textiles, and veterinary medicine, NC State students, faculty, and staff take problems in hand and work with industry, government, and nonprofit partners to solve them. As the largest academic institution in the state, NC State enrolls almost 34,000 students, offering bachelor's and master's degrees in more than 120 fields of study and doctoral degrees in 67 disciplines. The university is ranked third among all public universities (without medical schools) in industrysponsored research expenditures and has more than 660 active patents.


Salary and Benefits

The Libraries offers a highly competitive salary in recognition of applicable education and experience for this position. Librarians have non-tenure track faculty status (without levels of rank). Benefits include: 24 days vacation, 12 days sick leave; State of NC preferred provider medical insurance, and state, TIAA/CREF, or other retirement options. Additional and optional dental, life, disability, deferred compensation, and legal plans are offered. Tuition waiver program for all campuses of The University of North Carolina is available. More benefits information is available at https://benefits.hr.ncsu.edu.


Application Process and Schedule 

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt; applications will be accepted until finalist candidates are selected. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration. The nomination committee may invite candidates for confidential, pre-interview screenings. Appointment requires successful completion of background check. This position is available immediately; start date is negotiable. Applicants must apply through the NC State University online employment website at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/. Search in the keyword box by position number 00007957. Complete application, attach cover letter and résumé, and provide contact information for four current, professional references. For assistance with this process contact Libraries Human Resources office (919) 515-3522.



Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148.

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


NCSU Libraries Fellows (2020-2022), North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Join the NC State University Libraries and help us create adventurous library spaces and innovative services that delight students, faculty, and researchers. The award-winning James B. Hunt Jr. Library, opened in 2013 on NC State's Centennial Campus, offers access to advanced technologies that are enabling revolutionary ways to see and use information. Capturing NC State's spirit of innovation in education and research, the Hunt Library is recognized as one of the world's most creative and inspirational learning and collaborative spaces and a model for "the library of the future." The D. H. Hill Jr. Library, serving the main campus, combines the best of tradition and innovation, housing special collections and a beautiful gallery alongside vibrant, experiential spaces such as the Learning Commons, Visualization Studio, Virtual Reality Studio, and Makerspace. For the Libraries, shaping the future of librarianship includes a sustained commitment to creating a welcoming atmosphere for diverse populations and increasing diversity in the profession. If you are a person who would like to provide a new generation of library users with everything they can imagine and more, consider applying for this position.


The NCSU Libraries Fellows Program

The NCSU Libraries Fellows program offers a unique opportunity to a select group of recent M.L.S. and M.I.S. graduates. Fellows will be appointed at the rank of faculty librarian for a two-year term from July 2020 through June 2022. An option for January or September placement may be available, depending upon graduation date. In order to be eligible, the terminal degree must be awarded between December 2019 and September 2020. To learn more about the Fellows Program, please visit our website at http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/fellows. 


Why choose the NC State University Libraries for your first professional position?

The NCSU Libraries Fellows Program provides the launching pad for your career in a leading research library. As a Fellow you will experience the rewards of working with a diverse clientele, including outstanding faculty and students in nationally ranked academic programs. You will gain experience in a highly collaborative work environment with access to key decision makers throughout the organization. You will also develop expertise in a functional area of academic librarianship while contributing meaningfully to an innovative initiative of strategic importance. In addition to a competitive salary, the Libraries provides Fellows a generous professional development stipend. 

The success of the Program is illustrated by the success of its graduates. Launched in 1999, eighty-two Fellows have completed the Program. Ninety-five percent of Fellows have been offered academic positions or have entered doctoral programs upon completion of the Program. Many former Fellows, including six named as Library Journal Movers and Shakers, are recognized as leaders in the field, adding to the reputation of the Program as a training ground for library trailblazers. 


Qualifications

The Libraries seeks a diverse pool of applicants with ALA-accredited M.L.S. or M.I.S. degrees awarded between December 2019 and September 2020.

Required for consideration:

  • Demonstrated potential to develop expertise in science or engineering librarianship, in current and emerging digital technologies, or in management and administration of academic libraries
  • Evidence of leadership potential, including excellent interpersonal skills and ability to perform in a highly collaborative environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of the educational mission of a research university
  • Commitment to valuing inclusion and to fostering a diverse educational environment

Preferred:

  • Internship or practicum in a research-oriented environment 


The Libraries

The NC State University Libraries has been recognized with numerous national and international awards, including the first Association of College and Research Libraries Excellence in Academic Libraries Award, the ACRL Librarian of the Year Award; the Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries and the American Institute of Architects/American Library Association Building Award for the Hunt Library; two John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Awards; and Library Journal's Librarian of the Year, Paraprofessional of the Year, and eleven Movers and Shakers awards. The library system consists of the D. H. Hill Jr. Library, the James B. Hunt Jr. Library, and branch libraries for design, natural resources, and veterinary medicine. With a staff of almost 300 FTE, the Libraries has more than 5.2 million volumes in its collection and has a total annual budget of over $30 million. The Libraries is the host site for NC LIVE, a multi-type library initiative making digital resources accessible to North Carolina residents. The Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Digital Library Federation, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, the Council for Library and Information Resources, the Center for Research Libraries, and the Triangle Research Libraries Network. 


Salary and Benefits

$65,000 annually plus benefits package. Professional development stipend, up to $2,500 annually. Librarians have nontenure track faculty status (without levels of rank). Benefits include: 24 days vacation, 12 days sick leave; State of NC preferred provider medical insurance, and state, TIAA/CREF, or other retirement options. Additional and optional dental, life, disability, deferred compensation, and legal plans are offered. Tuition waiver program for all campuses of The University of North Carolina is available. More benefits information is available at https://benefits.hr.ncsu.edu/.


Application Process and Schedule

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt; applications will be accepted until finalist candidates are selected. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration. The nomination committee may invite candidates for confidential, pre-interview screenings. Appointment requires successful completion of background check. This position is available immediately; start date is negotiable. Applicants must apply through the NC State University online employment website at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/. Search in the keyword box by position number 00061609 . Complete application, attach cover letter and résumé, and provide contact information for four current, professional references. For assistance with this process contact Libraries Human Resources office (919) 515-3522.


Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148.

Academic Positions | Opportunities for Current Students | leave a comment


Director, Solomon Wright Public Library, Pownal, VT

The Solomon Wright Public Library is seeking a dynamic, community-oriented individual to be Director of our small rural library. We are looking for someone who has the vision to guide the SWPL into a new chapter with dedication and creativity. This person will administer and coordinate all activities and services of the library and supervise a volunteer staff.

 

 

A bachelor's degree is required, and willingness to earn certification as a public librarian in Vermont within five years. Management and supervisory experience required. 3-5 years experience working in a library or non-profit organization preferred. 

 

This is a 20 hour/week position, with the possibility of expanded hours in the future. Salary is commensurate with experience. See here for a full job description. (http://bit.ly/swpldir)

 

Please submit resume, cover letter, and three references to pownalpub@gmail.com We are currently reviewing applicants, and will continue until we fill the position.

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


LIS 501: Medical Library Internship for Academic Credit, Howe Library, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Boston MA.

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


The Howe Library would love to host a Simmons GSLIS student interested in medical librarianship as part
of an independent study program for LIS 501. We are a small two person library, so we have broad and
diverse duties encompassing the provision of evidence-based information, in-depth reference service
(including systematic reviews), user instruction, cataloging, document delivery and other duties. A
student could get a very good idea of what the day to day responsibilities of a medical librarian would
entail.


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


If interested, please contact Library Director Louise Collins at Louise_Collins@meei.harvard.edu.

Opportunities for Current Students | Special Positions | leave a comment


Short-term Project Archivist, Henri Lazarof Collection, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Job Summary:
Working under the general direction of the Special Collections Librarian, the Short-term Project Archivist will process the Henri Lazarof collection. The collection includes approximately 75 linear feet of material documenting the career of American composer Henri Lazarof (1932-2013). Materials include unique holographic composer's scores, musical sketches, published musical works, correspondence, personal papers, and nearly 400 audiovisual items including commercial and non-commercial audio recordings (including reel-to-reel tapes, LPs, cassette tapes, DAT, etc.). The collection provides a view into the career of a contemporary symphonic composer working in the second half of the twentieth century.

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct a survey of the Henri Lazarof collection.
  • In consultation with the Special Collections Librarian, write a comprehensive processing plan that proposes and prioritizes arrangement schemes to be carried out during this project.
  • Arrange and describe selected series according to accepted archival standards.
  • Publish an online finding aid for the collection in ArchivesSpace.
  • Identify items that are candidates for preservation work.
  • Identify and select approximately 250 items for digitization, oversee and coordinate digitization of materials and create metadata for them.
  • Perform outreach work for the collection as required, including coordination of outreach activity or event.

Note: This is a full-time, temporary, short-term position expected to last approximately 12 months.

For full consideration, please be sure to submit your application by September 17.

Compensation:  $25-27 per hour

Skills and knowledge:

  • Knowledge of archival and descriptive standards, including DACS, and best practices for appraising and processing archival and born-digital materials.
  • Experience working with ArchivesSpace or similar collection management tool.
  • Experience carrying out digitization projects, including familiarity with techniques, workflows, and metadata standards commonly used.
  • Effective communication and writing skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to assess and solve problems accurately.
  • Ability to work independently and to make appropriate decisions; dependability.
  • Familiarity with contemporary classical music and composers strongly preferred.


Additional Information:
May need to work with confidential information; may be required to sign a Confidentiality Statement.

Note:  Ability to lift up to 40 lbs. is required.

Education:
MS degree in Library & Information Science with a concentration in Archives Management preferred. Individuals with relevant processing experience who are currently enrolled in a program may also be considered.

Work Experience:
Demonstrated experience in processing collections is required. Some experience working in an archives or special collections department or comparable setting is desired.

To Apply:
Submit cover letter and resume through the Brandeis Employment website at www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs, or via this link: http://tinyurl.com/y494k5vs 

Academic Positions | Archive Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England | leave a comment


Coordinator of Library Administration, Salem State University, Salem, MA

General Statement of Duties
Reporting to the dean of the library, the coordinator of library administration manages and coordinates the day to day administrative operations of the Berry Library. The coordinator supervises fiscal activities, processes all personnel actions, and coordinates facilities maintenance and planning for the library. The coordinator supervises purchasing activities for all materials, online resources, and supplies for a budget in excess of $1M. The position serves as confidential assistant to the dean in all matters relating to the general administration of the library, including budget planning, purchasing, payroll, personnel issues, space/room management, exhibits, event coordination, communication, and donor relations. The coordinator creates and contributes to reports, memos, brochures, publications, signage, the library webpage, and other communications. In the absence of the dean of the library, the coordinator represents the dean as assigned.
Duties and Responsibilities

  1. (E) Manage the day-to-day administrative needs of the Berry Library; oversee all fiscal, personnel, and facilities improvement activities for the library; assist the dean with all other operations of the library as necessary
  2. (E) Oversee all purchasing activity in the library to insure responsible stewardship and efficient use of resources
  3. (E) Supervise acquisitions and purchasing staff; maintain working relationships with vendors, monitor accounts, and follow university purchasing policies, procedures, and deadlines
  4. (E) Coordinate planning and logistical details for all library-sponsored special events including, but not limited to, room scheduling, catering, equipment needs, invitee list, signage, etc.
  5. (E) Review and approve room requests according to library policies for any non-library use of library study spaces, classrooms, and conference rooms; provide assistance to other campus units and external groups that are approved to use space for special events in the library
  6. (E) Lead and coordinate teams of library staff to work on specific projects, such as updating signage, planning events, etc.
  7. (E) Oversee the library's exhibit policies and programs; review applications for use of library space for exhibits and make recommendations to the dean
  8. (E) Coordinate the installation and promotion of exhibits with creators/sponsors of the exhibit, facilities, marketing, and any other campus partners
  9. (E) Provide assistance to the dean as well as to members of the Library Program Area, including assistance with travel requests, travel reservations, time and attendance sheets, and supply needs
  10. (E)  Act as a liaison and point of contact with Facilities, Information Technology, architects, engineers, and other appropriate agencies and individuals to maintain and improve facilities for library services and staff
  11. (E) Create regular comprehensive fiscal reports for the dean by gathering and verifying information from general accounting systems; provide recommendations for adjustments among multiple programs, accounts and funding sources
  12. (E) Prepare purchase orders and make purchases for the library using University purchasing cards as necessary
  13. Assist the dean with maintenance of donor lists and preparation of donor communications
  14. Collaborate with the coordinator of access services to review and recommend changes to library hours; prepare drafts of library hours for review by the dean
  15. In the absence of the dean of the library, may be asked to represent the library in discussions of budget, facilities, personnel, and other administrative issues
  16. Liaise with university police to resolve issues related to the key-card swipe doors and arrange for the library doors to be opened for special events
  17. Consult and collaborate with all areas of the library and the campus, as needed
  18. Promote a successful teamwork environment through exemplary leadership
  19. Maintain and augment professional knowledge and skills, through participation in professional development opportunities
  20. Contribute to college-wide initiatives and projects
  21. Demonstrate sensitivity to students, faculty and staff of varying racial, ethnic, religious, gender, cultural, disability, sexual orientation and socioeconomic backgrounds
  22. Serve as a role model and mentor for students as appropriate
  23. Perform related duties as assigned


Required Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree or higher in relevant fields, such as business, management, English, communications, or library & information science
  2. At least 2 years of full-time or equivalent part-time experience performing similar administrative duties
  3. Experience supervising and coordinating the work of others


Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree in library & information science
  2. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Excel, and Outlook
  3. Previous budget management experience
  4. Experience providing confidential adminstrative support to senior leadership in an organization
  5. Experience working in a library and/or in higher education
  6. Experience writing content for web publication
  7. Experience using web authoring software and/or writing basic html
  8. Experience in coordinating and/or marketing events
  9. Experience with facilities planning, renovations and relocations
  10. Excellent attention to detail
  11. Excellent oral and written communication skills
  12. Apply creative problem solving skills to reach innovative and workable solutions

Apply:
To read the full job description and apply online, please click here.

Academic Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England | leave a comment


Digital Archaeologist, City of Boston, Boston, MA

Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):
Under the supervision of the Archaeology Laboratory Manager and as part of Boston's City Archaeology Program, provides a wide variety of laboratory and collections duties.  The Digital Archaeologist will work for two years in support of the Boston Digital Archaeology Program funded through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Digital Archaeologist will be responsible for creating and disseminating digital archaeological data from multiple archaeological sites including Boston Common, Paul Revere House, Brook Farm, the 27-29 Endicott Street Brothel, and Faneuil Hall through mid-2021.  

 
Responsibilities:

  • Photographs artifact lots with a digital SLR camera (provided), creates and labels TIF and derivative JPEG files with accurate artifact lot identification.
  • Assists Project Archaeologist in entering artifact data into digital artifact catalog and provides quality control assistance.
  • Scans archival documents including field forms, reports, and drawings.
  • Uploads digital images and creates backup images on artifact image hard drives.
  • Creates CSV datasheet and populates Omeka.net-based online catalog using spreadsheet and digital images.  
  • Performs other collections-related projects as assigned to them by the City Archaeologist and Laboratory Manager
  • Performs related work as required.


Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Applicant must have at least (2) two years full-time or equivalent part-time experience working with museum collections, New England Native archaeological artifacts, 17th-20th century American historic archaeological artifacts, cataloging archaeological materials into a digital database.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Archaeology, Archives, History, Heritage Management, Museum Studies, or closely-related fields.
  • Familiarity with Digital SLR cameras and use of RAW and JPEG file formats.
  • Strong organizational, communication, writing and interpersonal skills; demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Proven competency in the use of related software such as Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Windows Office Suite and Google Drive office suite.
  • Experience with Omeka.net uploading and data management preferred.
  • Ability to provide quality customer services in person and over the telephone; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and other employees.
  • Must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.

APPLY:

For full job description and to apply online, click here.

Archive Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England | Special Positions | leave a comment


Research Specialist, Digital Curation, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Essential Duties
Curators work with outside clients and Digital Antiquity staff to draft administrative and descriptive metadata for digital files to be deposited in tDAR. Work may include digitizing paper documents, records, and images (scanning), following established best practices and national standards. Curators routinely create metadata records for digital files using tDAR data entry forms. In consultation with Digital Antiquity staff and supervisors, Curators identify and redact sensitive and/or confidential information found in digital files. In consultation with Digital Antiquity staff and supervisors, Curators assist in organizing digital files and correcting or modifying existing metadata in tDAR. Curators also assist in the Center for Digital Antiquity's development, improvement and maintenance of the tDAR digital repository. Curators may train and supervise students and/or part-time curators, and perform quality control on the work done by students and/or part-time curators.


Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND two years related research experience; OR, Six years research experience appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


Desired Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Anthropology Archaeology, History, American Indian Studies, or Museum Studies.
  • Experience organizing and managing research data, specifically archaeological data.
  • Experience and familiarity with CRM archaeology and the range of archaeological data and documents.
  • Experience with research data management, digital repositories, digital preservation and metadata standards.
  • Experience ensuring project activities are carried out in an efficient and timely manner.

Apply: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25620&siteid=5494#jobDetails=3877422_5494

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Society of American Archivists course: Arrangement & Description of Audiovisual Materials, Peabody Essex Museum Collection Center, Rowley, MA

Learn how to arrange and describe archival sound, video, and film materials found in mixed-media archival collections. In the morning you'll focus on understanding archival audiovisual media with sections on format identification, evaluating content, and assessing institutional capacity for providing access for researchers. In the afternoon, you'll examine processing procedures in depth, including pre-processing assessment of archival audiovisual materials, intellectual and physical arrangement, describing audiovisual materials in EAD according to DACS, and strategies for processing audiovisual materials at minimal, intermediate, and full levels of processing.

Note: This course does NOT cover born-digital sound and video, audiovisual preservation, or digitization.

Course date: October 18th

Location: Peabody Essex Museum Collection Center in Rowley, MA

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Plan and implement processing of archival collections with audiovisual media
  • Identify archival audiovisual formats and assess content and generation
  • Arrange audiovisual media physically and intellectually
  • Describe audiovisual media effectively according to DACS and EAD
  • Apply strategies for arrangement and description of media when processing at minimal, intermediate, and full levels
  • Complete processing assessment and planning, arrange items physically and intellectually, and describe at collection/series/folder level using EAD and DACS using an example/case study


Who Should Attend:

Archivists with processing experience who are new to audiovisual media, as well as media archivists who are new to traditional processing



What You Should Already Know:

Participants should have working knowledge of the fundamentals of arrangement and description, as well as prior experience with Encoded Archival Description and Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS).

Register:

Register online here. Early bird registration ends September 19th. 

Archive Positions | Professional Development | leave a comment


Library Assistant, Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA

FLSA: Part Time, non-exempt
Salary Range: $16/hr.         
Effective Date: September

              
Position Summary
The purpose of this position is to grow the graduation rate by directly assisting student access to library resources and services at our one-stop circulation and reference desk.  Library Assistants do this by aiding in the creation and upkeep of library resources and services and by working directly with students to orient them to the available databases, print and eBook materials, textbook reserves, and technology that will aid in their success. Library Assistants work directly with staff and faculty to collaboratively plan programming, library instruction, research guide creation, and collection development that will engage students both academically and in their passions outside of the classroom. The Annenberg Library is seeking an innovative, collaborative individual who shares our user-oriented, mission-driven philosophy and passion for diverse patron service.


Position Scope

  • 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
  • Troubleshoots basic computer, printer and other technical issues


Qualifications

  •     Bachelor's degree required, MLIS candidate preferred
  •     Basic knowledge of library operations and searching electronic databases
  •     Previous library work experience is a plus but is not required.
  •     Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite
  •     Excellent communications skills
  •     Previous customer service experience a plus


Special Requirements
Selected candidate will be subject to a Personal and Criminal background check prior to employment.


Hours
This part-time position is for the 2019-2020 academic year, and can be extended each school year.  (Shifts may be available during school breaks and summer 2020). Shifts available for afternoon, evening, weekend and occasional holiday hours during the fall and spring semesters.  During the summer and winter breaks, day hours M-F are available. Between 15 and 20 hours per week depending on availability and library need. Position to begin September 1st. Monday and Thursday availability desired.

Regular Library semester hours:
M-Th: 8 am-10 pm

F: 8 am-5 pm

Su: 1 pm-9 pm

 ______________________________________________________________________________

Pine Manor College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to being the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay, and do their best work.


Send resume and cover letter to:
Mackenzie Davison
Library Director
mdavison@pmc.edu


Annenberg Library, Pine Manor College
400 Heath Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467


Academic Positions | Pre-professional Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England | leave a comment


Document Delivery Assistant, Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA

Harvard Law School Library is looking for a Document Delivery Assistant to help the Faculty Research and Information Delivery Assistance (FRIDA) team.  Duties include processing materials, books, and articles for faculty members; walking to libraries across campus to get books; delivering books to faculty offices; picking up books from faculty offices; scanning articles and chapters; processing routing materials; searching materials in Harvard's online catalog, and other duties.   It's a great opportunity to learn Alma and Springshare's LibAnswers.

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

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

Academic Positions | Pre-professional Positions | leave a comment


Youth Services Librarian, Sharon Public Library, Sharon, MA

1. Summary Description
This professional position is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of a wide range of innovative services for youth of all ages as directed by the Library Director and Head of Youth Services. The candidate will provide collection development, training and library services using makerspace and other emerging technologies as requested. Collection development duties, technology updates and other duties will be required.


2. Essential Functions
The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

  • Recommends goals and objectives for the young adult collection and supporting services; develops, maintains, and weeds young adult collections including books, videos, CDs, college, career, job training, and other materials.
  • Reviews and purchases materials for the young adult collection and other collections as directed by the Head of Youth Services Librarian or Library Director.
  • Plans, organizes, promotes and conducts youth programming, including makerspace programs which support STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) initiatives; develops special tools that provide access to information not readily available using library owned software.
  • Devises newsletters, brochures, calendar and displays for young adult area.
  • Directs technical staff in processing and data entry of young adult materials for the collection when needed.
  • Work with the schools to provide library card services, reading programs and other activities in coordination with the local schools.
  • Utilizes a variety of techniques (book discussion groups online or in person) to encourage reading literacy and lifelong learning.
  • Provides a variety of information services to meet the diverse needs of youth; instructs young adults in basic information gathering and research skills; oversees and coordinates the activities of the Teen Advisory Board and assists in planning and implementation of services in this age group.
  • Designs, implements, and evaluates specific programs and activities (both in the library and in the community) for middle school and high school youth, based on their needs and interests; performs public service duties as scheduled, assisting patrons with automated databases and other equipment as needed.
  • Working knowledge of basic computer technology updates and maintenance for youth computers.
  • Attends staff meetings; researches and writes grant proposals; performs other duties as assigned
  • Keeps current regarding youth services and participates in workshops and professional organizations.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patron records including materials borrowed, money owed, patron contact information and names of family members.

Has frequent contact with children, caregivers, other patrons, town employees, vendors, various organizations and human service agencies. Must be able to convey information and discuss complex and technical matters articulately. Maintains control over youth as needed to provide a safe and comfortable environment for all.


3. Supervision
When Library Director or other supervisory staff are not on duty, this individual may be in charge of the library.


Supervises volunteers and tax work off assignees. May be in charge of the library when supervisory staff with more seniority are not in the building. May request duties to be performed by Library Assistants, by requesting help through appropriate supervisory staff. Problems with Library Assistants may be directly addressed. All problems are to be brought to the attention of the Head of Youth Services and Library Director.


4. Reporting Structure
Works under the direction of the Head of Youth Services or Library Director in the absence of the Head of Youth Services; work requires substantial individual initiative and judgment; meets regularly with the Head of Youth Services to review plans, programs, problems, initiatives and outcomes.


5. Physical Environment
Work is performed in a normal public library setting. Noise level may be loud due to the nature of children.


6. Education/Basic Knowledge
An MLS (Master's degree in Library Science) from an American Library Association accredited college/university required. Coursework in children's, middle school and young adult literature required. Candidate must have knowledge of current trends in makerspace technology, performing basic computer and library services for youth.


7. Experience
Experience working with children and teens in a learning or educational setting is required. Experience working with youth in a public library setting is preferred. Experience in makerspace instruction for youth is preferred. Some supervisory experience is preferred.

Candidate should possess excellent communication skills needed to work with children of various ages, including elementary, middle, and high school patrons. These communication skills include the ability to present topics and programs in an engaging and inclusive manner. The candidate should be able to vary their presentation style and communication methods based on the age group. The candidate should also be clear and engaging when communicating with adults and library staff.


Must be able to multi-task and work independently.


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.

Apply:

Send cover letter, resume and a list of 3 references to: Lamend@ocln.org   To view the job description  https://www.sharonpubliclibrary.org/ckfinder/userfiles/files/Youth%20Services%20Librarian%20revised%20June%202019(2).pdf

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


Outreach Program Assistant, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD

The Pratt Library is looking for talented and motivated candidates for the position of Outreach Programming Assistant for dynamic community engagement in an outreach capacity.

This program seeks to connect Baltimoreans to resources and programming in their communities to promote literacy, digital inclusion, and access to information. The ideal candidates will possess a strong technical, customer focused background in support of an engaging learning environment.  

 Summary of Duties:
The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring department/division.

  •     Provide  technology instruction in one-on-one and small group settings
  •     Assist customers with basic technology troubleshooting
  •     Actively engage with children and deliver basic literacy and educational programming
  •     Develop and provide programming in response to community interest
  •     Provide responsive reports on activities, needs, and recommendations


Minimum Qualifications:
Associate Degree in a relevant field such as IT, Education, orCommunication/Marketing or 60 credits in a similar area of study. Experience in a customer service environment.



Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  •     Extensive experience using Microsoft and Apple products
  •     Intermediate proficiency in Google Suite and Microsoft Office
  •     Experience in an educational environment or library
  •     Demonstrated skills that support self-direction, flexibility, intuition, and proactivity.   Must be capable of working with minimum supervision
  •     Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to multitask with great follow-up skills
  •     The ideal candidate is an analytical, customer focused team player
  •     Extensive experience in customer service, outreach, learning initiatives
  •     Ability to work some evenings and Saturday hours as required
  •     Bilingual, with proficiency in Spanish, preferable Outreach Program Assistant

Apply:

For the full job description and to apply, please click here.

Professional Jobs Outside of New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


Library Clerk - Children's Dept., Marlborough Public Library, Marlborough, MA

Position will primarily staff the children's circulation desk but will also staff the adult circulation desk. Performs a variety of tasks, including checking library materials in and out using CW MARS Evergreen software; helps patrons in the use of library catalog, searching the Internet and using other resources; assists with programming activities. Performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications
High School diploma/equivalency required, college degree preferred. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, be detail-oriented, work well with the public and other library staff, and be able to problem solve and work independently. Must display a positive and effective customer service attitude. Library or customer service experience and a familiarity with children's literature preferred.

19.5 hours per week, including evening and weekend hours.
Salary: $12.69 - $14.28 per hour in steps

Please forward cover letter and resume to:
HR Director
City of Marlborough
140 Main Street
Marlborough, MA  01752
humanresources@marlborough-ma.gov

Pre-professional Positions | Public Positions | leave a comment


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

Open Positions:

  • Library Manager II
  • Records Management Specialist
  • Librarian (Children's)
  • Public Services Assistant I

Apply to any of the below positions here.


 

Library Manager II
Location: Arlington
Pay Range: $6,805.07 - $9,458.80 Monthly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 18394

Closing Date: September 19, 2019

Sno-Isle Libraries seeks a self-motivated professional who is an innovative thinker and a strong communicator for the position of Arlington Library Manager. This position will provide leadership and support to the Arlington staff and volunteers to ensure that resources and services align with community needs and the Library's strategic priorities.

Job Summary
The Library Manager II position is responsible for ensuring effective operations and services in an assigned community library or Library on Wheels and Outreach Services.

Essential Functions
Manage the library or Library on Wheels to provide effective and efficient services to its customers. Included are such actions as: planning, developing, and directing programs that serve the needs of the library's service areas and promote the mission and objectives of the Library District; directing the operation of facilities and equipment, and arranging for maintenance and repairs as required; directing and performing effective information services and reader's advisory for the Library District.  

Provide effective direction to assigned library staff. This includes such actions as: interviewing, selecting, and training staff; scheduling and assigning staff to tasks and services; coaching staff and arranging for or giving continuing training; applying Library District personnel policies and procedures to such matters as granting and scheduling of leave, resolving grievances and discipline matters; and promoting or terminating staff members.

Assure the fiscal soundness of operations to include developing budgets for operations, staffing, training, equipment, and short and long range capital acquisitions; negotiating and obtaining budget approval from local government officials; monitoring expenditures compared to budget and taking necessary corrective action; directing daily accounting for library cash transactions; reviewing and approving purchases.

Perform effective community relations and library promotion activities to enhance the public stature and usefulness of the library to its communities. Included are presentations and business negotiations with local government officials as well as presentations to a wide variety of organizations in the public to promote the library and its programs.

Address disruptive customer issues to include all behaviors which disrupt other customers or staff and take appropriate action.

Perform effective library collection management to provide for a materials collection appropriate for the needs and interests of the library's customers. Included are such actions as: researching customer interests, materials availability, and collection content; implementing a collection maintenance plan.



Records Management Specialist
Location: Service Center (Marysville)
Pay Range: $35.05 - $48.54 Hourly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 18486

Closing Date: September 8, 2019

Job Summary
Manage the development, administration, and maintenance of the Library District's Records Management Program to ensure records management activities are performed in accordance with state record retention requirements and procedures. Plan, develop and implement records retention schedules and management procedures for storage, tracking, retrieval, destruction, filming, electronic imaging of all official records, and respond to public records requests for Sno-Isle Libraries.

Essential Functions
Oversee the Library's records management program of electronic and paper-based information  ensuring confidentiality and maintenance of records retention and destruction programs in compliance with established policies and procedures including Federal, State and local laws.

Work with all departments to develop and implement system-wide records management procedures, record retention schedules, and practices.

Administer the Library's records management policies, procedures, and electronic applications, ensuring system security and adherence to retention schedules.

Implement and manage an Enterprise Content Management System (ECM).

Identify appropriate records management resources; design and develop filing systems; establish retention and disposal instructions.

Advise on new records management policies, providing framework to guide staff in the management of records and use of the records system.

Provide and coordinate training to staff about records management to minimize staff time in determining disposal of records.

Respond to public records requests within guidelines established by the Washington State Public Records Act and the courts.

Advise on complex legal and regulatory issues involving judgments in areas such as Freedom of Information Act and other national or state legislation.
 



Librarian (Children's)
Location: Marysville
Pay Range: $5,425.33 - $7,486.27 Monthly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 18240

Closing Date: September 3, 2019

This full-time Children's Librarian position will have a focus on providing programming for children's services and may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs. Candidates who are bi-lingual or multi-lingual are encouraged to apply.

Job Summary
Provides professional information services, instruction, reader's advisory, and programming services for library customers at various locations.

Essential Functions
Provides professional research assistance to customers, either in-person, over the phone, or electronically.

Assists with collection maintenance duties for materials and resources in various formats.

Develops and presents various library programs with a focus on children ( early literacy, educators. parents and caregivers.)  

Creates and curates online content to meet community needs and interests.

Assists in development and evaluation of library services in line with the strategic focus.

Represent the library to a wide variety of community groups.



Public Services Assistant I
Location: Mill Creek
Pay Range: $17.58 - $24.18
Hours per week: 15
Job Requisition: 18276

Closing Date: August 30, 2019

This position works a 15-hour per week schedule which may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

Job Summary
Perform basic public service and library support tasks at one or more community libraries or Library on Wheels to contribute to their effective operation.

Essential Functions
Provide assistance at the library circulation desk, answers phones, checks library materials in and out, registers customers for library cards, and orders various library materials.

Assist customers with self-checkout machines and answers questions in the hold areas.

Return library materials to proper locations and supports circulation duties.

Provide assistance to library customers with basic reference questions.

Respond to technical services calls and assists with problems with the fax machines, public copiers, pay-for-print stations, vending machines, and printers.

Submit and monitor technical reports for library technology service issues.

Perform other public service and general clerical support tasks as assigned.

Pre-professional Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


Call for Proposals: 12th Annual Symposium on Scholarship and Practice

Bridging the Spectrum:

The 12th Annual Symposium on Scholarship and Practice

 

Time:  Friday, February 14, 2020.  

Place: Pryzbyla Student Center, Catholic University of America                                     

 

The Symposium Planning Committee invites researchers, practitioners and students to submit proposals for the 2020 Bridging the Spectrum Symposium, a forum for sharing research findings, best practices, and works in progress in library and information science. The submission system is now open at http://cuaslis.org/openconf/author/submit.php   

 

The Symposium will include three types of presentations: briefings, panels, and posters. Briefings are 15-minute descriptions of an innovative practice, project, or research activity. There will be morning and afternoon briefing sessions. 

 

Authors can organize panels of speakers to present and discuss a theme or a topic. Panels are typically one hour in length. 

 

Posters are exhibits describing a practice, project, or research activity. Posters will be viewable throughout the day, and there will be a lightning talk during which presenters will highlight their projects. In addition, poster presenters will attend a poster session to discuss their work with attendees.

 

The submission system is open at http://cuaslis.org/openconf/author/submit.php and the deadline for submission is October 23, 2019.

    

Proposal topics may include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Community engagement and outreach, including marketing and advocacy for library and information services
  • Information services against misinformation and propaganda
  • New developments in information organization (linked data, semantic web, etc.)
  • Preservation and management of born-digital and digitized resources 
  • Management and analysis of data and information
  • Library networks and international collaboration
  • Technology trends and impact on information services
  • Management of information services in cultural institutions

 

Questions may be directed to the Committee at cua-slis-symposium@cua.edu. 

 

Important Dates

Proposal Submissions Open: August 23, 2019
Proposals Due: October 23, 2019
Notification of Acceptances: November 15, 2019
Final Program Abstracts Due: December 5, 2019

Final Program released, registration opens: December 16, 2019

Symposium: February 14, 2020

More information about the 2020 Symposium is available at https://lis.catholic.edu/news-events/symposium/2020/index.html

 

Overviews of past symposia are available on the Symposium website  at https://lis.catholic.edu/news-events/symposium/index.html

 

Please feel free to contact the Symposium Committee at cua-slis-symposium@cua.edu if you have questions.

 

Symposium Committee:

Drs. Ingrid Hsieh-Yee (chair), Sue Yeon Syn, and Jane Zhang

Call for Submissions | leave a comment


Processing Archivist (Part-time), The Archives & Research Center - The Trustees, Sharon, MA

Project Overview:
The Trustees is looking for an ambitious, self-directed individual to serve as a part-time Properties
Processing Archivist at the Archives & Research Center (ARC) in Sharon, MA.


This individual will be responsible for processing approximately 35 linear feet materials directly related
to Weir River Farm, a Trustees property located in Hingham, MA. Most of the materials to be processed
are the files of the Regional Superintendent at the time the farm came to The Trustees and those of the
Farm Manager.


Weir River Farm in Hingham was the summer home and source of inspiration for artist Polly Thayer
Starr. The property, which had been in the Thayer family for over a century from 1898-2013, is one of
the few remaining pastoral landscapes and scenic agricultural vistas on Boston's South Shore. Polly
Thayer Starr gifted the 75-acre property to The Trustees in 1999.


This project's goal is to create a finding aid in accordance with archival standards and best practices. This
position has been established to support expanded research, and cultural outreach activities, such as a
gallery exhibition of Polly Thayer Starr's work at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, Ma; as well as an
outdoor installation at Weir River Farm.

SCOPE OF WORK:
The Trustees is seeking a qualified processing archivist to work at the Archives & Research Center at 27
Everett Street in Sharon, MA. This position starts in the fall of 2019 and is expected to last six months.
The Properties Processing Archivist will report directly to the ARC Manager. The position requires
individuals to work independently with minimal supervision. Outstanding organizational skills and a
meticulous attention are a must. The ability to handle confidential material with tact and discretion is
essential.


The scope of, without limiting the generality thereof, shall consist of processing, re-housing, and then
creating finding aids based on the materials from Trustees personnel - the Regional Superintendent and
the Farm Manager -- approximately 35 linear feet materials.


Scope of the work is expected to be completed before March 15th, 2020.


BACKGROUND
The Trustees of Reservations
Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a
catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and
dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation's first and Massachusetts'
largest preservation and conservation nonprofit, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire
discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. Supported by members, friends and
donors, The Trustees' 118 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming
millions of guests annually.


The Archives & Research Center
In addition to our reservations, The Trustees operates an Archives and Research Center (ARC), an archives
facility that serves as the hub of our curatorial stewardship and shelter for 128 years of records. The ARC,
established in 2008, cares for a rich collection of historical items, including objects, books, manuscripts,
and other archival materials. Subjects represented in the collections encompass American farming, social
history, women's history, and military history, as well as American art, architecture, and landscape
architecture, among many others. The ARC also contains collections that document the lives of American
families from the 17th to the 21st century.


In its short time of existence, the ARC has become a valuable resource to The Trustees' staff and
researchers from around the United States. We have seen incredible growth in our use and holdings.
Our goal is to continue this expansion and bring more of the ARC's resources to an even wider audience
than we currently reach. By creating online access to our collections catalog and finding aids, we aim to
better serve the scholars, genealogists, teachers, writers, and the public that currently enjoy our
properties and resources.

Statement of Needs
By processing Weir River Farm's stewardship materials, the ARC team will gain a clearer understanding
of the care of the property during Trustees ownership. This will allow us to:
• provide better support to the Weir River Farm property team and curators;
• assist researchers interested in the collections;
• promote the materials to new audiences;
• and provide better care for the physical collections.


Processing work will occur at the Archives & Research Center located in Sharon. Our operating hours are
9 - 5 each weekday. The processing estimates are based on the rubric developed by the University of
California, Irvine. All work must be completed by March 15, 2020.


Product:
The Processing Archivist will report to the Manager of The Trustees' Archives & Research Center (ARC)
for an estimated six-month period. For this collection, the archivist will:
• create and implement a processing plan;
• follow established the Stewardship Finding Aid template in sorting and organizing materials
arrange materials to the folder level;
• describe the collection by creating a finding aid using the ARC's Stewardship Finding Aid
template;
• and label all boxes and folders using ARC standards for identification.


Qualifications:
The processing archivist should have:
• Master's degree in Library Science, with an archives concentration from an ALA -accredited
institution;
• Demonstrated experience in processing collections, including arrangement and housing;
• Demonstrated experience in describing collections, supported by completed finding aids;
• Demonstrated knowledge of best practices for handling and housing different types of collection
materials;
• Demonstrated knowledge of archival processing standards and procedures;
• Excellent communication, interpersonal, research, writing, and analytical skills;
• Ability to work under supervision and independently;
• Ability to meet deadlines;
• Computer skills with Word and Excel required;
• Legible handwriting a must;
• Be able to able to lift or move 40 pounds unassisted, carry large/awkward folders, and climb and
reach on stools and rolling ladders.


State Law prohibits discrimination. Awarding of this contract is subject to Affirmative Action and Equal
Opportunity guidelines. The Trustees of Reservations is a certified 501(c)3 non-profit organization.


Schedule
The chosen consultant will meet monthly with the ARC Manager to review progress. At the start of the
project a schedule will be developed identifying goals and proposed dates for completion of each stage
of the project. All work for this contract must be completed by March 15, 2020.


Payment
This is a fixed-price contract, not to exceed $19,000. Work as outlined must be completed for this fee.
Contractors will be paid monthly upon submission of an invoice for work completed in the month prior
to billing.


Contact
Alison Bassett, Manager of the Archives & Research Center
Tel. (781)784-8200
Email: abassett@thetrustees.org

Professional Job Listings in New England | Special Positions | leave a comment


Collections Metadata Specialist, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The University of Florida's, George A. Smathers Libraries seek a Collections Metadata Specialist to coordinate unit operations associated with metadata that enables discovery and access to library resources. This position uses technical expertise in the Integrated Library System (ILS) and other systems to add or update metadata in the discovery layers and to extract metadata to produce collections reports. The Specialist coordinates batch loading of catalog records, and serves as a liaison between the Collections Support Unit and the Libraries' personnel, vendors, and consortial partners. The Specialist works independently and as part of an exceptional team, aiding in the development of workflows, implementing strategic projects, troubleshooting problems, and providing guidance and training to colleagues.


The search will remain open until September 19, 2019, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries staff recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/StaffPositions.html.


The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.


Address inquiries to Tina M. Litchfield, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: tlitchfield@uflib.ufl.edu.
    

Academic Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England | leave a comment


Student Assistants, Wolbach Library at the Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA

Wolbach Library at the Center for Astrophysics employs graduate students who to help support library operations and lead special projects. Students open to learning new skills and supporting the astrophysics community are welcome to apply! This year we have four student openings after our last cohort graduated:

Archives Assistant
The successful applicant will support the ongoing projects and new ones related to the history of astronomy. The Archives Assistant also leads the curation of small physical and digital exhibitions at Wolbach.
 
Digital Projects Assistant
The successful applicant will support the development of tools related to ongoing digital projects and new ones, as well as digital work associated with collection curation and management.

Assistant Community Coordinator for Project PHaEDRA
The successful applicant will support activities to cultivate and communicate with the community of people contributing to Project PHaEDRA, an effort to catalog, digitize, transcribe, and enrich the metadata of thousands of workbooks produced by Harvard's Women Computers and other early astronomers.

Collections Assistant
The successful applicant will support ongoing and new projects associated with Wolbach's physical and digital collections. Projects may be associated with collection reformatting, rehousing, documenting, and/or cataloging unique materials.


All open library positions are Less-than-Half Time appointments with flexible schedules (14 hours/week; $18.00 per hour). Each position will also support day-to-day library operations in addition to project-specific tasks.


To apply for any of the following positions, please email your resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the job to: giancarlo.romeo@cfa.harvard.edu


We are accepting applications through Sept 9th. 

Academic Positions | Opportunities for Current Students | leave a comment


Collections Support Specialist , University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Collections Support Specialist

Library Associate 1

University of Florida

George A Smathers Libraries

The University of Florida's, George A. Smathers Libraries seek an Collections Support Specialist to coordinate daily unit operations associated with use-driven acquisitions plans, vendor ordering platforms, and domestic and foreign approval plans. The position serves at an intermediate level within the Collections Support Unit in the Acquisitions and Collections Services Department, and utilizes technical expertise in the library's Integrated Library System (ILS), access and discovery tools, and other library or third-party systems, and administration and maintenance of automated acquisitions and discovery processes as well as functional expertise in library acquisitions, to track and troubleshoot orders, invoices, access, and discoverability.

 

The search will remain open until September 19, 2019, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/StaffPositions.html.

 

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Address inquiries to Tina M. Litchfield, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: tlitchfield@ufl.edu.

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Reference and Instruction Librarian (Part-Time), Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester, MA

GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Part-Time Reference and Instruction Librarian provides reference services and instruction to students, faculty and staff at Alden Library and/or Downtown Library.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Staffs the reference desk and answers questions in person or via phone, email or chat.
2. Leads library instruction sessions.
3. Prepares course-specific materials to support students' research needs.
4. Keeps reference and instruction statistics as needed.
5. Assists users in use of equipment and facilities.
6. Assists full-time librarians on special projects in support of the services of the library.
7. Actively support the teaching and learning process; practicing honesty and integrity in and out of the classroom; strive to create and support a student-centered environment while fostering academic innovation and excellence.
8. Work actively with other areas of the college to ensure a spirit of college-wide collaboration, collegiality, civility, and teamwork. Respect the function of dissent in an academic institution while advancing a collegial atmosphere of campus collaboration.
9. Embrace the ideals of diversity and inclusiveness and support the equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences including age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, and sexual orientation.
10. Provide flexible, responsive and high quality service to all, be they students, community, or staff, and continuously assess processes and procedures and revise accordingly.
11. Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Master's in Library Science from an American Library Association Accredited Library/Information Science program.
2. Experience in teaching library orientation and information literacy sessions to individuals and groups.
3. Experience providing reference service using print and electronic resources.
4. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
5. Excellent Customer Service skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Experience working in a Community College library.
2. Experience creating Libguides or other multimedia reference resources.
3. Experience with chat reference and social media in library work.
4. Experience providing reference and instruction for distance education.


SALARY:
MCCC Professional rate of $28.29 per hour. No benefits apply.

HOURS:
Day, evening and Saturday shifts at both the West Boylston and Downtown Libraries are available.

TO APPLY:
Applicants should visit our website at www.QCC.edu/human-resources  for information about our college and must apply online by September 8, 2019.  All internal applicants should be aware that their application for this vacancy constitutes permission for review of their personnel file. Successful applicants will be required to complete a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI/SORI) request. Bilingual persons are encouraged to apply.  Quinsigamond Community College is an equal opportunity affirmative action college supporting diversity.

Academic Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England | leave a comment


Youth Services Specialist, Chicopee Public Library, Chicopee, MA

SUMMARY:  The City of Chicopee is seeking a Youth Services Specialist at the Chicopee Public Library. This is an opportunity to contribute to the public and be a part of a positive team, dedicated to helping others.

The Youth Services Specialist is responsible for performing a variety of procedures with a high degree of public contact, providing library public services, programming, outreach, and collection development for youth through age 18. Specific duties may vary due to grade and/or location.

To view this position's description click here

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides public services and reference assistance to children and young adults
  • Develops and conducts youth programming (story time, the scheduling of performers, crafts, club interests)
  • Provides information, literacy instruction and assists with homework help
  • Provides outreach, including attendance at school open houses and community events to promote library services
  • Promotes library services by participating with school and community group tours.
  • Coordinates circulation activities for youth services and maintains consistency with policies and procedures.
  • Participates in collection development for youth collections, grant seeking and implementation and the design of web pages and performs linking and all other tasks required to create, develop and expand web pages and services to youth
  • Performs other related work as required


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Good ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, associates and the general public
  • Comprehensive computer skills including all office programs, software applications supportive of library presentations and applications, and designing of web pages and presentations
  • A Master's Degree in Library Science with 2 years demonstrated youth services experience in a public library


In lieu of a Master's Degree the following will be considered:
-  Bachelor's Degree with 5 years demonstrated youth services experience in a public library
-  Associate's Degree with 10 years demonstrated youth services experience in a public library

  • Prior Library experience preferred.
  • Strong background in youth programming required
  • Experience using C/WMARS circulation system, preferred.


COMPENSATION:
The City of Chicopee provides its employees (contingent upon employee status) with a robust benefits package which includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Sick-Time, Holiday Pay, Personal Time, Pension Plan, and more.

The starting pay for this position is Grade C, Step 1, $20.21 per hour.

HOW TO APPLY
If this opportunity aligns with your skills, experience and career goals, apply today by either sending your resume to resume@chicopeema.gov, applying in person at Chicopee City Hall, Department of HR, or go to www.chicopeema.gov/jobs.aspx .

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


Youth Services Librarian, Providence Community Library, Providence, RI

Youth Services Librarian L1, Wanskuck

Providence Community Library

Salary:     $21.21 per hour

Hours:      Full-time 37 ½ hrs. per week w/Benefits

Posted:     July 31, 2019

Deadline: Internal applications submitted by August 8th considered first.  Outside applications accepted until the position is filled.

Duties:
Providence Community Library is seeking a Youth Services Librarian L1 with extensive experience in maker-centered learning, to work in a busy, neighborhood library.  Preferred makerspace skills:

  • Proficient in technology, including 3D printers, vinyl cutters, laser cutters, heat presses, sewing machines, coding, and Dash Robots.
  • Experience with digital badging.
  • Experience organizing and maintaining a community based makerspace.
  • Experience mentoring youth in a makerspace and/or leading hands-on, design-based workshops with youth.

The Youth Services Librarian plans and implements a comprehensive program of service especially, emergent literacy, to young library users, and may provide professional support to more than one neighborhood library.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  organizing and maintaining a community based makerspace, selecting and purchasing library materials aimed at children and youth, planning, developing, coordinating and executing programs designed to serve children from infants to teens; providing reader's advisory and reference assistance to parents, teachers and caregivers to develop pre-literacy and literacy skills to children; assisting patrons, particularly children and youth, in researching information on a wide variety of subjects, developing relationships and programs for and with local schools, early childcare centers, and other youth-serving organizations in the neighborhood; creating a welcoming environment in the children's area which provides for enjoyable and productive use of library resources.

Work schedule: includes evenings, work at least 1 Saturday per month, and assisting with coverage at other PCL locations when needed.

Qualifications:
MLS from an ALA accredited school.  Experience working as a Youth Services Librarian.  Spanish speaking a plus.


Apply:

Send resume, cover letter, and three references to:
Maria Melvin, HR Manager, mmelvin@provcomlib.org, (401) 467-2700 x. 1606

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


Archives Student Worker, Simmons University, Boston, MA

JOB POSTING - PART-TIME POSITION
STARTING IN FALL 2019

TITLE: Simmons University Archives Student Worker


HOURS: 15 - 20 hours per week, Beginning Sept/Oct 2019 and continuing through at least May 2020


RATE OF PAY:  $16/hr


REPORTS TO:    Lauren Loftis, Archivist & Digital Initiatives Librarian

REQUIREMENTS:    

  • Enrolled in SLIS with an emphasis in Archives Management.   
  • Must be enrolled in or have completed LIS438 OR have equivalent experience working in an archives setting.

RESPONSIBILITIES:   

  •  Provides reference and public service to patrons in person, over the phone, and through email
  • Monitors the Archives Reading Room, ensuring careful handling of unique collection materials
  • Ensures confidentiality of sensitive documents
  • Appraises, accessions, and processes archives and manuscript collections, including photographs, audiovisual materials, and ready reference files
  • Assists with Records Management program, preparing material to be sent offsite
  • Creates, prepares, and mounts physical exhibits
  • Assists with digital initiatives projects, including the processing and scanning of material for online exhibits
  • Assists with stack and office maintenance
  • Performs other duties as requested



APPLY:    Please submit a resume and cover letter here

    For more information, please email archives@simmons.edu

Academic Positions | Opportunities for Current Students | leave a comment


Acquisitions Manager, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Information and Technical Services (ITS) is currently seeking candidates for the position of Acquisitions Manager. ITS actively supports the teaching and research mission of the Harvard Library by managing monograph, serial and e-resource acquisitions, metadata creation, and metadata management for the Harvard Library.

As a member of the Acquisitions Section under the supervision of the Head of Acquisitions, and as a member of the ITS management team, the incumbent facilitates timely access to Harvard Library collections by managing the one of four units within the Acquisitions Section, a unit that performs a variety of acquisitions and copy cataloging duties for monographs in multiple languages and formats. While working closely with Library Directors and Collection Development Colleagues, the incumbent also works collaboratively with other ITS managers to develop department-wide strategic and operational plans, policies, and best practices for technical services in the Harvard Library.  In addition, the manager provides the leadership and supervision necessary for successful change management and staff retraining.

Priorities will be set to maximize contributions to the overall goals of the Information and Technical Services Department of the Harvard Library. Staff may be called upon to apply their skills and/or receive additional training in order to contribute to work in other ITS units or teams as occasional, short-term needs occur.

This position is located in the Central Square area of Cambridge, MA.

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

Academic Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England | leave a comment


Library Assistant III (Youth Services), Brookline Public Library, Brookline, MA

The Brookline Public Library is seeking a customer service oriented professional for the Library Assistant III (Youth Services) position. Under the general supervision of the Supervisor of Youth Services, this position performs skilled administrative and circulation work related to the provision of Youth Services. Works at public service desk. Performs all circulation functions. Provides information about the library's collections, policies and procedures. Provides assistance to patrons using public computers (e.g. online catalog, internet). May train and/or supervise part-time staff and volunteers. May conduct story-hours and other programs for children. Promotes library use through public relations efforts. Performs other duties as required.

High School diploma, three years of experience, including one year of library experience; experience working with the public preferred. Working knowledge of personnel computers is required. Knowledge of children's literature is helpful. Ability to provide good service to both children and adults. Starting salary $21.92/hr plus generous benefits. 37 hour work week, including nights and weekends. Resume and cover letter by September 09, 2019 to https://brooklinema.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/3b5ff362-c6d2-130b-2e75-25fbd68c50f0/apply?source=1120461-CS-27260

Pre-professional Positions | Public Positions | leave a comment


Outreach Librarian for Student Success, Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA

General Statement of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Outreach Librarian for Student Success is a highly motivated, results-oriented librarian who values an
innovative student-centered approach to the development of library services. They develop, implement,
promote, and assess activities aimed at improving undergraduate and graduate student engagement, retention and success at Fitchburg State University. They provide research services. They participate in the Library Instruction program. They participate in the Library Liaison program and in collection development. They develop, implement and promote programs that engage diverse populations in the surrounding communities.


Duties and Responsibilities:
Outreach:
1. Develop, coordinate, implement and assesses programs and services aimed at improving undergraduate
and graduate student engagement, retention and success at Fitchburg State University. Examples might
include orientations, FYE program, personal librarian program, and finals support.
2. Work collaboratively with campus partners and student groups to support student success initiatives across
campus, e.g. student affairs, International Education Office, tutor center, etc.
3. Develop community-engaged programs for diverse populations in the surrounding communities in
partnership with the University and with local community members.
4. Publicize library services, resources, and events through various communication channels. Create
promotional materials.


Instructional Services:
1. Participate in the instruction schedule, providing formal and informal instruction or research sessions,
which may include upper-level and graduate research classes, Information Literacy classes, technology
workshops, and the Embedded Librarian program.
2. Participate in the development and management of course materials and curriculum content supporting
the instruction programs, including the creation and enhancement of online learning objects such as
specialized research guides and multimedia tutorials.
3. Participate in the evaluation of classroom technologies and pedagogies to improve teaching, and explore
and recommend new methods of delivering information literacy content and fostering critical evaluation
skills.


Research Services:
1. Participate in the research desk rotation. Answer both ready reference and in-depth research questions
by various methods, such as IM, email, appointments, phone, and in-person.
2. Participate in the development and evaluation of innovative uses of technology and other initiatives in
support of research services for various student populations.
3. Develop collaborative ongoing relationships with faculty, staff, and various student populations to
enhance research services offered in the library and support teaching and learning.


Shared Responsibilities:
1. Manage and participate in all aspects of collection development and librarian liaison responsibilities for
assigned academic departments and subject areas.
2. Stays abreast of current trends and best practices in areas of responsibility and takes steps necessary to
integrate these into the Library as appropriate.
3. Participate in the creation and management of related reports, statistics, and assessment of services.
Contribute to the design and implementation of overall library assessment initiatives.
4. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Campus Community
1. Librarian responsibilities as a professional may include those in the following areas:

      - Participation as a professional in public service
      - Participation in and contributions to the improvements and development of the academic programs or    academic services as those programs or services relate to the library

      - Participation in and contributions to the professional growth and development of the College
Community

2. Attendance at University functions such as annual faculty meetings, commencement, convocations, etc.;
participate and carry out assignments for committees and departmental meetings.

This position requires some evening and weekend work, as needed to fulfill responsibilities of position.


Qualifications Required:
1. A Masters of Library Science (MLS) from an ALA-accredited program or an equivalent Master's
degree, such as a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) or a Master of Library Science
and Information Science (M.L.S.I.S.).
2. Ability to perform multiple tasks and responsibilities within established timeframes.
3. Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population of faculty, students, staff and community
members.
4. Commitment to librarianship, scholarship, and service, which are required criteria to meet University
requirements for promotion and tenure. A terminal degree for librarians is required to attain tenure.
5. Ability to perform the duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
6. Must be able to satisfactorily pass a check conducted by the Criminal History Systems Board (CORI)
as well as a completed background check satisfactory to the university.

Desirable Qualifications:
1. Ability to create promotional and instructional materials.
2. Bilingual (Spanish-speaking).
3. Creative approach to the development of new services; commitment to responsive and innovative
service.
4. Deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and to creating and sustaining a diverse and
inclusive work and learning environments.
5. Demonstrated understanding of key issues and emerging trends in academic libraries and higher
education.
6. Effective teaching skills, in group and individual settings. Understanding of the concepts and goals of
information literacy.

Application Instructions:
For a full job description and to apply, please visit our jobsite at http://fitchburg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=114780

Academic Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England | leave a comment


Substitute Library Assistant, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

The Watertown Free Public Library Access Services 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. We primarily need weekend coverage, and occasionally we have a need for weekday mornings and evenings as well.

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. Students beginning their graduate program in library science are encouraged to apply.

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: $18

To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and three references via email to Caitlin Browne, Assistant Library Director at cbrowne@watertown-ma.gov.

Pre-professional Positions | Public Positions | leave a comment


Metadata Management Specialist, Harvard University / Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

The Metadata Management team in Harvard Library is seeking a part-time metadata specialist to contribute to diverse metadata projects in support of our linked data initiatives and other discovery innovations.  This is a great opportunity for an early-career library metadata practitioner to get hands-on experience on a forward-looking project.

Time: 8-10 hrs / wk through June 2020
Wage: $22 / hr


The Metadata Management Specialist will work with the team completing the final year of the Andrew W. Mellon grant-funded project: Linked Data for Production 2: Pathway to Implementation.  Activities include data cleaning and transformations, working with various APIs to query data sources and conduct batch transactions between systems, exploring Wikidata integrations, scripting processes for automating workflows, metadata analysis of large data sets and conducting normalizations, and other related metadata activities as assigned.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications include:

  • Familiarity with linked data concepts and RDF serializations, such as TTL
    Familiarity with data formats including CSV, JSON, and XML, and with text editors such as Atom
    Experience with OpenRefine and working with datasets
    Working knowledge of XML and editing tools, e.g. Oxygen
    Experience with data transformation techniques and tools, e.g. XSLT
    Ability to work with ambiguity and engage in independent learning and analysis
    Understanding of library metadata principles and familiarity with recent developments around library linked data, ideally BIBFRAME

Additional skills:

  • Experience with scripting/coding desirable, e.g. Python
    Experience with APIs
    Familiarity with GitHub desirable

Full/Part Time

Temporary

How to Apply

Applicants should direct a cover letter and resume to Michelle Durocher, Head of Metadata Management, Harvard Library, at the following: michelle_durocher@harvard.edu.

Academic Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England | leave a comment


Public Services Assistant, Baker Library Special Collections - Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

  • 14 hours per week
  • Available immediately
  • Salary $18.00/hour

Specific Duties:
Excellent opportunity to contribute toward the daily public services operations and generally support a special collections department. Staffs the Reading Room for two hours per week, serving as the public face of Baker Library Special Collections, assisting users, answering questions, and ensuring the safety and security of collections. Provides reference services for remote researchers by answering basic questions as assigned by Public Services staff and conducting research in holdings. Locates, retrieves and re-shelves collection materials from secure stacks. Processes collection duplication requests. Supports public services team projects. Performs routine clerical tasks and other duties as assigned.

May assist with stacks management projects, including barcoding, shelf reads, and inventories on a limited basis.

Available immediately, this is a 14 hour per week, year round position. Hours must be completed between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Preference will be given to graduate students.

Requirements:
Library experience and/or customer service experience. Excellent communication and organizational skills. Strong attention to detail. Ability to multi-task and to complete work in a timely manner. Sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections materials.

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

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

To apply, please contact Heather Oswald at hoswald@hbs.edu and submit a resume and cover letter. Please, no phone calls.

Academic Positions | Pre-professional Positions | leave a comment


Pre-Professional Library Assistant (Part time), Harry V. Keefe Library - Boston Latin School, Boston, MA

Job Summary:
Boston Latin School is seeking an individual to work in the Keefe Library part-time in the afternoons during the 2019-2020 school year. This is a pre-professional position that will give the candidate an opportunity to be part of a team with two full-time librarians in a lively, exciting school library program. The candidate would work at the end of the school day and after school hours. The atmosphere after school is busy with 150-200 students daily doing homework, meeting with clubs, filming, researching and more. We have a team of student volunteers each afternoon that helps with basic desk duties such as book checkout, loaning textbooks, etc. The candidate should be a self starter who is comfortable with leading and supervising large groups, interacting and talking with students to get to know them. Other library-related tasks might include creating book displays, helping with specific collection development tasks, supervising equipment loaning, as well as some special projects such as creating slideshows, collecting data from students through interviews and surveys.

Boston Latin School is a grade 7-12 exam school and is the largest of all Boston Public Schools. Our diverse student body of 2400 young adults come from all neighborhoods in Boston.

*This position is funded by the Boston Latin School Association (BLSA).

General Responsibilities:

  • Supervise students with librarians;
  • Leading and supervising large groups;
  • Create book displays;
  • Supervise loaning equipment in library;
  • Learn to use digital platform LibGuide as well as specific digital content platforms such EBSCO Discovery;
  • Work with student clubs as needed;
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, technology, and customer service skills;
  • Knowledge of Google Apps for Education;
  • 4 days/week from 1pm- 4pm, starting September 5, 2019.

Contact: Deeth Ellis, Head Librarian, Boston Latin School - dellis@bostonpublicschools.org

Pre-professional Positions | School Positions | leave a comment


Processing Assistant, Schlesinger Library - Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Cambridge, MA

Hours: 14 hours/week with weekly schedule to be determined. Flexible hours between Monday and Friday, 9-5.

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

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

Location: Schlesinger Library, 3 James Street, Cambridge, MA. Radcliffe Yard, 2 blocks from Harvard Square. Radcliffe Yard is located between Brattle and Garden Streets in Cambridge.

Description: The Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America has an opening for a Processing Assistant to support the processing activities of four archivists. Work includes preservation photocopying, creating inventories and EAD finding aids, re-foldering, completing basic preservation tasks, searching HOLLIS for printed material, writing blog posts, and other activities as needed. Work may also include cataloging audiovisual material and/or processing small collections or parts of collections.

Qualifications:
Required:

  • Completion of LIS 438 and 440 or similar introductory archives coursework
  • Requires excellent focus and close attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment
  • Sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections
  • Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds.


Preferred:

  • Interest in women's studies


Salary: $14.50/hour

Start date: Mid- September or October 2019

To Apply:
Submit cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Amber L. Moore
amber_moore@radcliffe.harvard.edu


Resume review will begin during first week of September.

Academic Positions | Archive Positions | Pre-professional Positions | leave a comment


Library Assistant, Reuben Hoar Library, Littleton, MA

The Town of Littleton seeks qualified applicants for a part-time (an average of 6 hours per week) non-benefit eligible position as a Library Assistant at the Reuben Hoar Library. Working under the direct supervision of a Senior Librarian, responsibilities include providing direct service to patrons at the circulation desk including data entry, patron assistance, and circulation delivery via the integrated library system. Additionally, the Library Assistant is responsible for shelving library materials and provides initial directional and informational assistance to patrons.

The successful applicant will have a high school diploma or equivalent and be computer proficient. Excellent customer service and communication skills a must. Ability to file alphabetically and numerically. Physical ability to regularly lift library materials weighing up to 50 pounds a push fully loaded carts of library materials. Working knowledge of public library operations and functions helpful.

Starting salary: $18.67 - $19.62/hour commensurate with experience.


To apply, please submit resume, application, and cover letter by September 4, 2019, to hr@littletonma.org, or mail to, Human Resources Administrator, Town of Littleton, 37 Shattuck Street, Littleton, MA 01460. The employment application can be found at www.littletonma.org under the Human Resources department link. The Town of Littleton is an EOE.

Pre-professional Positions | Public Positions | leave a comment


Contract Archivist, National Postal Museum, Washington D.C.

The National Postal Museum, Smithsonian Institutioninvites prospective vendors to submit quotes for the services described in the attached Statement of Work and Request for Quotes. This solicitation in no way obligates the Smithsonian Institution to award a contract nor does it commit the Smithsonian Institution to pay any costs incurred in preparing and submitting your quote.


Your quote must be submitted via E-mail to NPMResearchChair@si.edu on or before Monday, September 30 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time. Quotes that do not address all requirements of thisRequest for Quotes and the attached Statement of Work may be rejected. Quotes submitted in response to this RFQ must be delivered via E-mail.

Send any questions via E-mail to NPMResearchChair@si.edu. Answers to any questions received will be posted at https://postalmuseum.si.edu/about/pdf/NPM_Contract_Archivist_SOW-RFQ.pdf.

Prospective vendors must possess a valid DUNS number and maintain an active registration in the federal System for Award Management (SAM) in order to receive a contract from the Smithsonian Institution. Insurance and additional enrollment forms may also be required.

Archive Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | Special Positions | leave a comment


Manuscript Processor (Part-time, temporary), Peabody Essex Museum, Rowley, MA

Summary/Responsibilities
The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum in Rowley, MA, is seeking a part-time temporary Manuscript Processor. They will be responsible for arrangement and description of the records of the Salem Marine Society, founded in 1766 by sea captains to provide relief for disabled and aged members and their families; to promote knowledge of this coast; and to communicate observations for making navigation safer. The Society continues to fulfill its original purposes, and also provides scholarships for aspiring mariners as well as generous support for local maritime and historical programs. Under the supervision of the Manuscript Librarian, the Manuscript Processor will arrange the material and prepare a descriptive inventory using word processing and/or ArchivesSpace. They will identify items requiring basic preservation measures and identify LCSH subject headings to add to the catalog record.


Education and Experience
Successful candidates will be working towards an ALA-accredited MLS with an archives specialization. They will have excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational, planning, analytical, and conceptual skills, and proficiency with Microsoft Office and other basic computer literacies. Previous experience processing special collections and knowledge of archives terminology and standards including DACS is a plus. Sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections materials is required. Ability to lift/push up to 40 pounds is required.


Compensation
This is a contract position for 165 hours (about 3 months part-time at 2 days per week). The salary is $15/hour. Working hours at the Phillips Library are Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00 pm, and scheduling is flexible. The library is located at 306 Newburyport Turnpike, Rowley, MA.


How to Apply
To apply, send a cover letter and resume with "Manuscript Processor" in the subject line to research@pem.org. PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.


Overview of the Phillips Library
The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum is the Museum's research library. It includes several hundred thousand printed volumes, a linear mile of manuscript collections, as well as thousands of logbooks, account books, diaries, printed ephemera, maps, photo albums and photographs. The vast collection includes subjects related to Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Oceanic, Native American, and other world art and cultures plus subjects related to Salem and Essex County art, architecture, history, and culture.

Archive Positions | Pre-professional Positions | Special Positions | leave a comment


NNLM PNR Research & Data Coordinator -Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

The UW Libraries seeks an energetic, creative, innovative, and service-oriented individual interested in being part of a collaborative team that works together to improve access to and sharing of biomedical and health information resources, with an emphasis on resources produced by the National Library of Medicine. This position will be one of a team of four coordinators in the RML and will report to the NNLM PNR Associate Director. Application Deadline is September 19, 2019.


Apply online here: https://apply.interfolio.com/67095

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Part-Time Digital Asset Management Assistant, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

Job Description:
The part-time digital asset management assistant will help us process our photo shoots using our DAM system (Portfolio Extensis). The assistant will be responsible for uploading and adding metadata to all shoots. Our database which currently contains over 200,000 assets, is used by multiple departments throughout Harvard Law School and is the primary digital photo collection of "current" law school images.

The ideal candidate is someone in their first or second year at Simmons who has a strong interest in this work and who could work with us for 2+ years as they finish their graduate degree. The individual should have experience working with and managing digital asset management systems and have an understanding of working with taxonomies and meta data. The assistant would also help with our WordPress site, helping to add images to the media library and to create photo galleries.

Skills: Familiarity with WordPress, Photoshop; strong communications skills; strong visual skills; independent worker and self-starter, does not require extensive direction, strong attention to detail and someone who is naturally curious and motivated, collaborative and willing to take on all tasks. Position begins immediately.

Application Instructions:
Please send cover letter and resume to lgrant@law.harvard.edu.

The position is for 10-12 hours per week, $18-20 per hour depending on experience. The hours are flexible within the work week. All work is done on site.

Academic Positions | Pre-professional Positions | leave a comment


Head of Access Services, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

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 6,400
students and 92,000 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:
As part of the library leadership team, the Head of Access Services sets departmental goals and plans for their implementation and assessment. They work with library leadership on operational and strategic planning and to ensure quality customer service is provided at the Information Desk and they identify and implement continual improvements and efficiencies in circulation, document delivery/interlibrary loan, collection maintenance, retrieval and user services.


Essential Functions:

  • Performs a wide range of managerial duties associated with supervising staff: creates training documents, administers budgets for student employees, sets priorities, plans workflow, resolves problems, interprets and monitors policies.
  • Recommends for hire, trains, supervises, develops and evaluates departmental staff and student workers.
  • Formulates and recommends access services policies and procedures including registration of new borrowers, maintenance of the patron database, borrowing privileges and procedures, overdue and recall policies, fine policies, stack maintenance and library access in conjunction with library leadership and consortia partners. Ensures consistency of service between service points at the Moriarty and Sherrill libraries.
  • Supervises, and provides in absence of Library Assistant, interlibrary loan and document delivery functions. Develops and promotes policies and procedures to deliver services to the Lesley community regardless of location. Responsible for continuous maintenance and inventory of the library's collection.
  • Provides back up to Evening Supervisor and Library Assistant. Ability to accommodate flexible scheduling as needed.
  • Serves as the libraries' resource person for copyright and intellectual property issues as they impact Access Services operations. Processes complicated copyright permission requests. Monitors the budget for copyright permissions and communicates with Copyright Clearance Center.
  • Collects and deposits overdue fines and item replacement monies.
  • Upholds the confidentiality of patron records and adheres to university regulations. Informs staff of policies re confidentiality.
  • Collaborates with the Access Services Team to collect, analyze, prepare and disseminate statistical reports relating to Access Services.
  • Acts as liaison to appropriate university departments including the Registrar, Bursar, Document Center, Physical Plant and Security.
  • Serves as or delegates someone to be the library's representative to the consortial committees responsible for developing access services policies and procedures.
  • Advises the Dean of Libraries on disaster planning. Communicates the library's schedule during inclement weather.
  • Engages in professional development activities at all levels.
  • Serves as a faculty library liaison, with responsibility for developing and maintaining print and electronic collections, as well as providing regular communication with departmental faculty in one or more academic departments. Create and maintain effective library guides for those subject areas.
  • Participates in Library Instruction Programs as needed.
  • Identifies and recommends technology necessary for the operations of Access Services by keeping current on upgrades and improvements to Circulation and Interlibrary Loan software.Responsible for providing upgrades as needed.


Requirements:

  • ALA accredited MLS or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3 - 5 years of professional experience in progressively responsible public service positions.
  • Experience with integrated library systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and supervise staff.
  • Superior oral and written interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and with diverse clientele.
  • Ability to work some evening and weekend hours.
  • Ability to set and deal with multiple priorities.
  • Ability to analyze situations and complex data.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • 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.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Access Services in an academic library.
  • Knowledge of Endeavor Voyager and Blackboard.
  • Experience working with consortia.
  • Ability to mentor others.
  • Knowledge of U.S. copyright law and intellectual property issues.
  • Proven ability to initiate and implement projects.
  • Knowledge of online database searching, intermediate technology skills including Microsoft Office suite, and familiarity with library and office equipment.

For more information and to apply, please visit:
https://lesley.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=114702&ampCNTRNO=1&TSTMP=1566230734133
Applications will be reviewed upon the establishment of an appropriate pool of candidates.

Academic Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England | leave a comment


Archivist/Librarian, Dedham Historical Society & Museum, Dedham, MA

The Dedham Historical Society & Museum seeks a part-time Archivist/Librarian to oversee, promote, and steward its important collections that reflect the history of one of the oldest and most historic communities in the nation. Candidate must be forward-thinking and enthusiastic about outreach and engaging audiences.


Responsibilities: Care for archival collections and reference library using current archival and records management best practices, maintaining the physical collection with an eye toward preservation and access. Provide reference and/or research services to historical and genealogical researchers, in person or by phone, email, or mail. Use database programs to catalog materials for accessioning and for research (DHSM uses Past Perfect). Make materials accessible by writing finding aids and working with volunteers to do the same. Post/write to social media channels about collections at least 2x/week. Contribute information to the DHSM website and bimonthly newsletter. Provide ideas, reference services, and content for programs, publications, exhibits, reports, grants, etc. Participate in and assist with school programs. Explore options for and eventually integrate digitization. Seek grant funding for archival projects and work with the executive director on the submission of grants for the archives and library. Referencing the Collections Policy, appraise external library and archival materials for possible accession to the collection through gifts or purchase; consider materials for deaccessioning. Build volunteer archives/research team and oversee those volunteers. Create monthly visitor reports for the board.


Qualifications: Graduate degree in relevant field and/or ALA-accredited degree (MLS/MLIS or equivalent). Familiarity with collections databases. Working knowledge of historic collections and their care and handling. Organizational and communications skills; ability to work independently & as a team. Interest in social media. Report to executive director. Open times can fit schedule + 3 hours alt. Saturdays. The DHSM is located at 612 High Street, Dedham, MA.


Apply: Please send resume/cover letter to society@dedhamhistorical.org by September 30, 2019.

Archive Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England | Special Positions | leave a comment


Student Worker, Beatley Library - Simmons University, Boston, MA

POSITION DESCRIPTION
This position provides reference, circulation, and Interlibrary Loan services to members of the Simmons community.

Work Schedule: This position is specifically intended to fill a Sunday opening shift (9:45 a.m.), ideally for the entire academic year (Fall/Spring 2019/2020). Additional shifts may be taken based on availability.

Pay Rate: $16/hour

**Please note, this position is open to current SLIS students who have completed LIS 407 and/or LIS 415.  See below for more details.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides reference service in person, by phone, via email and chat, to Simmons Community members, FLO Consortium members, alumnae/i,  and guest patrons (**pre-requisite: completion of LIS 407)

  • Provides check-in/out of reserves and circulating materials
  • Addresses issues with borrowers' records
  • Maintains  users' privacy
  • Performs Library opening and closing duties as scheduled
  • Assists patrons using and troubleshooting equipment such as computers, printers (multi-function devices), and closed-circuit television
  • Fills requests from other libraries for materials from Beatley (interlibrary loan - lending)
  • Fills requests from users for materials from other libraries (**interlibrary loan - borrowing; pre-requisite: completion of LIS 415)
  • Fills requests from users for materials from Beatley (document delivery)
  • Fills requests from faculty for materials to be placed on course reserve
  • Assists in the creation of physical and virtual displays of items from the Library's collections
  • Shelf-reads and shelves materials in addition to stacks and collections projects as assigned
  • Performs other duties or projects as assigned


QUALIFICATIONS
Required:

  • Current enrollment in the Simmons SLIS program
  • Completion of LIS 407: Information Sources and Services and/or LIS 415: Information Organization
  • A commitment to providing excellent customer service
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Job link is here: R06257 Interlibrary Loan Assistant - Student (General) (Open)

Academic Positions | Opportunities for Current Students | leave a comment


Librarian I , Meriden Public Library, Meriden, CT

This is professional, entry level library work. The position involves the application of professional library techniques and procedures to a variety of library activities. The Librarian I works under the supervision of a Librarian III, who provides director and evaluation, assignments and responsibilities. Employees are expected to gradually acquire the specific knowledge and responsibilities. Employees may be expected to supervise library pages. Feedback is given through an oral and written review process.

Work is performed under the general direction of the Director of Library Services.

Salary starting at $51,438.40.

Full benefit package. Union position.

Apply online at https://tinvurl.com/meridencareers and e-mail your resumes/applications to humanreasources@meridenct.gov.

Last date to apply is Thursday, August 22, 2019.

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


Middle School Librarian, Amherst Regional Middle School, Amherst, MA

The Amherst Regional Middle school is seeking a Middle School Librarian (grades 7-8). The candidate will need to be passionate about all the opportunities that the position holds and enjoy spending his or her days working with middle grade students. In addition to maintaining and overseeing our library space, he or she will manage the acquisition, processing, organization, maintenance, circulation, and inventory of print and electronic resources for the library. He or she must have working knowledge of the role of school libraries in the 21st century and the Massachusetts State Curriculum frameworks. In addition to supporting students and teachers, he or she will be a student advisor and have administrative duties.

Job description:
The Amherst Regional Middle School Librarian reports to the Middle School Principal. The Middle School Librarian is responsible for both the day-to-day operations and the long term planning of all aspects of his/her own school library. In partnership with the Director of Information and Technology and the other librarians in the district, the Middle School Librarian promotes digital, information, and media literacy. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:


1. Manage the acquisition, processing, organization, maintenance, circulation, and inventory of print and electronic resources for the library.
2. Maintain and oversee the physical space ensuring that it is accessible to all Middle School students, faculty and staff.
3. Promote books and reading through book talks and other literacy activities.
4. Promote the value of, and provide training in, the use of online library databases for both faculty and students.
5. Provide leadership on best practices in research methods and tools, media studies, and library and information literacy.
6. Provide individual and group instruction for students on the acquisition and use of research resources and techniques, using age appropriate models.
7. Collaborate and plan with teachers on the appropriate use of library materials as well as library technology resources used by students for classroom instruction and projects.
8. Using professional journals, select and purchase appropriate materials to enhance support of the curriculum and for reading.
9. Develop and manage, along with the other school librarians, the annual library budget.
10. Work alongside members of the Student Services group to support students with special needs.
11. Perform other duties which may include, but are not limited to, homeroom advisor, committee member, and student club faculty mentor as assigned by the Middle School Principal.
12. Train and manage library volunteers.


Job Requirements:
Expertise as a Media Specialist- familiarity with the current technology and its applications, as it pertains to literacy instruction
Experience working with highly diverse students (including academically, linguistically , economically, and culturally diverse populations)
Familiarity with Restorative Practices
Familiarity with operating student advisory and guided study
Ability to present, teach, model best practices to faculty, as it pertains to literacy
Experience working with Middle School Age students


To Apply: See the full job description and apply, here.

Professional Job Listings in New England | School Positions | leave a comment


Youth Services Manager, Concord Public Library, Concord, NH

Type of Employment:  Full Time 40 hours per week

Starting Salary Range: $62,192 to $74,006 with comprehensive benefits package.

Start Date:  December 2, 2019
 
Closing Date:  Open until filled with 1st review September 16, 2019.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
A City Application is required. Applications may be completed online at www.concordnh.gov.  For more information on applying, please call the Human Resources Department at (603) 225-8535 (voice) or TTY at 800-735-2964 or 7-1-1.

=========================================================================

JOB SUMMARY:
Responsible for the operational success of the Youth Services Division of the Concord Public Library.  Accomplished through strategic planning, programming, public relations and staff development.  This position is also responsible for collection development and community engagement.


Examples of Duties:
Responsible for the overall goal setting, planning, programming, development, and implementation of services in the Youth Services Division.
 
Acts as a member of the management team as a Library division head; confers with upper management to keep them informed on key issues and progress toward objectives and to gain their support and approval; makes recommendations to assist management in making needed improvements.
 
Oversees daily operations of the Youth Services Division by ensuring appropriate staff coverage to greet and assist the public.
 
Develops, plans, and implements programs for children of all ages.
 
Plans and implements marketing and public relations strategies for the Youth Services Division.
 
Prepares budget; maintains budget records and monitors expenditures for assigned areas such as collection development and programming.
 
Prepares monthly and annual reports of Youth Services.
 
Initiates and supports cooperative efforts between the library and Concord schools, as well as other potential collaborations with organizations in the community that serve children.
 
Serves patrons at children's room circulation and reference desks; assists patrons in use of online catalog.
 
Updates children's services manuals.
 
Coordinates volunteer program in the Children's Room.
 
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with city policies, procedures, and applicable laws, including training in job skills, appraising performance, addressing complaints, resolving problems, scheduling staff, and planning, assigning, and directing work.
 
Prepares reports, memos, and correspondence concerning areas of responsibility.
 
Participates in the development and implementation of library policies, procedures, and long-range plans.
 
Interprets and explains library policies and procedures.
 
Keeps abreast of professional library trends at a regional and national level.
 
Maintains education in library science; attends courses, workshops, and conferences.
 
Belongs to and is active in local and state library organizations.
 
Performs duties of Library Director as assigned. .
 
Monitors the physical condition of the Children's Room and facility.
 
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Typical Qualifications:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Education and Experience:

  •  Master's degree in Library/Information Science accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Three years of management experience preferred, or three years of progressively responsible experience required OR
  • Any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job.

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


Access Services Librarian, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

William Paterson University invites applications for a twelve month tenure-track position as Access Services Librarian at the rank of Librarian III.

 

Under the supervision of the Assistant Director for Access and Information Services, the Access Services Librarian plans, organizes, supervises, and coordinates services and staff for circulation, course reserves, stacks, and related patron services.

 

The David and Lorraine Cheng Library is a major center of activity within William Paterson University, admired for its high standards of customer service and commitment to student success.

For details regarding the position and to apply, please visit: https://wpunj.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=470


Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Charles Stuart University, Wagga Wagga, AUS

Reference no: 492996
Work type: Continuing - Full Time
Location: Wagga Wagga
Categories: Academic - Teaching and Research

  • Progress an active research and teaching career
  • Join one of the biggest schools in information studies in the world
  • Flexible working arrangements and relocation assistance available


The Role

  • Continuing, Full Time
  • Level B/C - AU$94,478 to AU$133,238 pa (plus 17% superannuation)
  • Wagga Wagga


Actively contribute to teaching, research and curriculum development in the School of Information Studies teaching a range of subjects utilising a range of delivery modes. The successful candidate will also have an opportunity to develop and progress an active research profile aligned to the strategic direction of the School.

The successful candidate will be appointed as either a Lecturer in Information Studies (similar to Assistant Professor in North America) or as a Senior Lecturer in Information Studies (similar to Associate Professor in North America).

The successful candidate would normally be required to work at the CSU campus at Wagga Wagga, although in some instances a flexible working arrangement, where the candidate is based off campus in another location in Australia, may be negotiable.

To be successful you will have:

  • A doctoral qualification appropriate to the level being applied for, or equivalent accreditation and standing
  • A record of research relevant to the discipline
  • Evidence of the delivery of high quality student centred learning and teaching
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of Information Studies with ability to teach and research in information organisation, archives and records, or scholarly communication


About Us
Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Faculty of Arts and Education is one of three Faculties within the University. Eight Schools and Centres offer a diversity of courses in education, communication, creative industries, social work and human services, library and information studies, theology, humanities, Indigenous Australian studies and Islamic studies.

With approximately 9,000 online students and 3,000 on campus students, the Faculty is an innovator in online and blended learning modes. Over 200 academic staff deliver distinctive courses, and are supported by a skilled team of professional staff. On campus courses are delivered at the University's Wagga Wagga, Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, and Port Macquarie campuses, and at other locations including Sydney and Canberra.

Academic staff within the Faculty undertake high quality, impactful research that engages with governments and professional organisations, nationally, internationally and in regional communities, ensuring excellent supervision for Higher Degree Research students.

The School of Information Studies is the leading provider in Library and Information studies education in Australia and is one of the largest in the world with around 1,700 students, playing a key role in the information professions. The University's research in Library and Information Studies was rated 'above world standard' in the recent national assessment exercise (Excellence in Research for Australia) conducted by the Australian Research Council.

CSU offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Application Requirements
Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

Further Information
Additional information is available in the position description(s):

or by contacting:

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kennan | Acting Head, School of Information Studies | mkennan@csu.edu.au | Ph: +612 6933 4893

Closing Date: 11pm, 15 September 2019

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Calling for Papers: ASIS&T Information Policy and Ethics

The ASIS&T Information Policy and Ethics (IEP) Special Interest Group is pleased to announce its 2019 student paper competition. This competition is meant to showcase student work in areas that relate to the encouragement, discouragement, regulation, creation, use, storage, access, and dissemination of information, as well as all topics associated with information ethics. The winner of this contest will receive a paid registration to the 2019 or 2020 ASIS&T Annual Meeting. Additionally, the winner will be matched with a peer mentor who can assist the student with publishing in a scholarly journal. More details about student eligibility, selection criteria, and the submission process are provided below:

Deadline: September 1, 2019


Winner Announced: September 21, 2019


Eligibility: Students must be: 1) a member of ASIS&T, 2) a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at any university, and 3) interested in information policy and ethics.


Selection Criteria: The winning paper will be chosen based on its originality and clarity.


Length: Papers of all types and lengths are welcomed, but we expect they will be a minimum of 3,000 words.


Submission Process: To submit your paper, email it to: khggerty@memphis.edu before the deadline. Include the subject heading "SIG IEP Paper Competition."

Call for Submissions | leave a comment


Systems Librarian, US Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT

I.  Position Summary:
This position is located in the Library of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut, a four-year, accredited, degree granting institution and center of leadership development for the Coast Guard.  The incumbent is responsible for performing all functions of systems librarian required to support the education and training outcomes of the Academy.  The incumbent serves as the database administrator for the library's integrated system and trains staff on new technologies. The incumbent provides leadership in the management and procurement of electronic resources and in solving problems associated with their delivery.  The incumbent is expected to advise the library director on issues and new developments in the areas of library systems and trends associated with the delivery of electronic resources.

II.  Responsibilities
Plans for, evaluates, implements, customizes, upgrades, and assesses all automated systems and other computer applications, including website.
Troubleshoots hardware, software, and access issues.
Trains library staff in the use of library systems and applications.
Administers new and existing licensing for electronic resources and monitors subscriptions to comply with licensing terms and conditions.
Arranges trials, activates new electronic subscriptions, and troubleshoots reported access problems.
Collects and compiles statistics for use in administrative reports and mandated surveys.
Works closely with Information Services, faculty, cadets, and vendors to solve problems

Key Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • This position requires a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI).


This is a federal civil service position with a salary range at the GS-11 level ($69,339.00 to $90,146.00).  The federal government provides an excellent benefits package.  For a complete vacancy announcement and to apply for the position, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/543139600.  Applications must be submitted through USAJOBS.gov by August 29, 2019 but early submittals are encouraged. The U. S. Coast Guard is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. 

Academic Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England | leave a comment


Director of Library Digital Technologies, Brown University Library, Providence, R

The Director of Library Digital Technologies (LDT) provides energetic, creative, and forward-looking leadership for the Brown University Library's digital infrastructure and applications. Reporting to the Deputy University Librarian, and a member of the Library's leadership team, the Director coordinates and collaborates with partners in the Library, the University's Computing and Information Services (CIS) department, and other campus units to ensure that the Library's digital services are aligned with the teaching and research mission of the University.


The Director of LDT will be responsible for setting strategic goals, allocating resources, and overseeing the successful implementation, maintenance, refreshment, and integration of the Library's information technology program, which includes on-premise, locally hosted, and vendor hosted enterprise level applications. The Director provides high level oversight for the continuous operation of the library's website, digital repository, and other locally hosted web services, and works closely with other library and University stakeholders to manage hosted applications, such as the Integrated Library System Sierra, ILLIAD interlibrary loan software, and customized applications for resource discovery, course reserves, interlibrary loan and document lending, and researcher profiles. The Director ensures that the Library's IT program is integrated with the University's technology strategies and infrastructure; meets accepted and emerging security and access protocols; and is responsive to the needs of students, faculty, staff and other stakeholders. A leader in the academic library IT field, the Director will represent the Brown University Library in technology initiatives at the local and national level, including participation in the Ivy Plus Libraries' Confederation.


A highly collaborative leader, the Director of LDT contributes to the development of a compelling vision for how digital technology can strengthen existing workflows for collections management; contribute to outstanding digital scholarship; support resource acquisition and discovery; expose scholarship through an outstanding repository platform; and promote the Brown University Library's programs, services, and expert staff through a state-of-the-art, user-centered, and accessible website aligned with University
web standards. The Director collaborates with all library units to ensure the unit is fully integrated into the Library's operations as a whole, including a strong emphasis on diversity, equity, access, and
inclusion.


The Director directly supervises a team of management and non-management professional staff members (software developers, systems administrator, web services, digital repository and desktop support technicians). In addition to the library website and the Brown Digital Repository, core applications supported include a Blacklight discovery interface for the Library's online catalog; Researchers at Brown, a faculty profile system built on the open-source VIVO platform; a custom application for managing course reserves; and support for various library specific technologies, including but not limited to, the integrated library system (ILS), interlibrary loan, special collections, and research guides.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Management/Technology or related field required.
  • Master's Degree in a related field preferred.
  • Minimum of five years increasingly responsible, substantive positions developing, planning, and successfully implementing user-centered technology services.
  • Experience with the implementation and maintenance of open source applications
  • Experience with developing and enforcing policies for data privacy, data security, and identity management.
  • Data driven approach to continuous assessment and improvement of programs and services
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills.

Candidates please note: all offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal
background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown.


To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at:
https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ161602. Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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

Academic Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England | leave a comment


Multiple Positions, Rockport Public Library, Rockport, MA

1. Library Assistant
One Position
7 Hours per Week - Saturday
$20.61 per hour
Job Availability: Immediately

Duties:

  • Performs Circulation, Inter-Library Loan, Readers' Advisory, 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

Equal opportunity / affirmative action employer


Apply - 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


2. Substitute Library Assistant
Two Positions
To Provide Fill-in Coverage for Regular Staff
on an As-Needed Basis, 2-19 Hours per Week
$14.90 per hour
Job Availability: Immediately

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

Equal opportunity / affirmative action employer


Apply- 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

Pre-professional Positions | Public Positions | leave a comment


Circulation Assistant (2 positions), Medford Public Library, Medford, MA

HOURS OF WORK: Part time, non-union position. 12 hours per week, one night a week, one or more Saturdays per month.

SALARY: $14.00 per hour


Circulation
Provides service at the circulation desks in the adult and youth services departments.

  • prepares library for opening and closing
  • checks materials in and out
  • greets and directs patrons to various locations
  • registers new patrons
  • collects and records fines and fees
  • troubleshoots circulation problems and issues
  • answers the phone when necessary
  • other tasks as necessary

With other circulation staff

  • processes incoming network transfers every morning

Performs additional circulation tasks:

  • enters card applications for school classes
  • prepares notices
  • updates patron records
  • provides guidance to customers about following library rules and policies

Participates in staff meetings to discuss and resolve problems, discuss ideas for improvement, and keep updated on library plans and activities.


Minimum qualifications
 High School diploma or GED. Public service or library experience preferred.


Special working conditions
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Work is performed in a busy library environment withfrequent interruptions. Work may include sitting or standing at a counter for extended periods of time. The employee may be required to move full and empty book carts, shelve and retrieve library materials and office supplies from high and low settings. Employee is frequently required to bend, reach, and move throughout the library. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Sufficient vision or other powers of observation are essential to permit the employee to read, sort and shelve library materials and maintain patron and cataloging records.

ADDRESS ALL COVER LETTERS AND RESUMES TO:
Personnel Department
City of Medford
85 George P. Hassett Drive
Medford, MA 02155
or send cover letter and resume with the job title in the subject line to jobs@medford-ma.gov.

For the posting please visit the City of Medford's website - www.medford-ma.gov


The City of Medford is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/504 Employer. Residents of the City of Medford, Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Pre-professional Positions | Public Positions | leave a comment


Public Services Graduate Librarian 2, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

The Worcester Public Library has an exciting opportunity to join our Public Services Division as a Graduate Librarian 2! This position will be located at the Main Branch and is full-time. For a full job description please visit: www.mywpl.org/jobs-wpl

Salary:  $23.63 - $33.85 hourly

Minimum Requirements

  • Masters of Library Science from a library school accredited by the American Library Association or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
  • Ability to successfully pass CORI/SORI
  • Reliable transportation to travel between required locations

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please visit:  www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter on or before Friday, August 30th, 2019 to:  City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA  01609.  EOE/AA employer.

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


Librarian III, Coolidge Corner Library, Brookline, MA

The Town of Brookline Coolidge Corner Library branch is seeking a Librarian III to provide supervision for the operations of the library branches. The Librarian III under the administrative direction of the Library Director will plan, organize, assign and supervise the work activities of the branch library staff to realize the department's work goals library policies, procedures, and guidelines, and to provide exceptional customer service. Provides information to patrons on library policies, services, activities, facilities, and regulations. Ensures that there is adequate and appropriate programming for Adults, Teens and Children. Monitor branch budget and expends related funds. Performs all other work as required.

Master's degree in Library and Information Science, supplemented by additional training in library technology, and five - seven years of public library experience is required. Supervisory experience required, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge skills and abilities for this job. Knowledge of public library principles and procedures. Ability to deal effectively with the public in a courteous and tactful manner. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Familiarity with automated library systems, word processing, databases, and related applications. Familiarity with current popular reading. Knowledge of e-readers, e-books, and ability to troubleshoot various technologies. Working knowledge of internet, social media trends and strategies. Knowledge of other languages is desirable. Starting Salary $34.32/hr plus generous benefits.

Apply: Resume and cover letter by September 04, 2019 to https://brooklinema.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/9c68b50e-c9fa-515c-054f-2199f472496e/apply?source=1116158-CS-27260

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


Four Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) Faculty Positions, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Four Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) Faculty Positions
Syracuse University School of Information Studies

Syracuse University's School of Information Studies (the iSchool, ischool.syr.edu) seeks scholars and leaders to fill four Assistant Professor (tenure track) faculty positions to start in Fall 2020. Exceptional candidates may be considered at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Successful candidates will have a productive program of research in an information-related field and be able to contribute to the development of students and courses in our degree programs in information management and technology, data science and data analytics, library and information science (including school media), and information science and technology.

The successful candidates will join our "Faculty of One": a highly collegial environment that stresses interdisciplinary collaboration among our school's faculty and with other members of the university community and beyond. Our research and teaching often adopt a socio-technical approach, recognizing that important problems are not simply technical nor just about people, but rather require both social and technological insights. We seek applicants whose topic areas and skills adopt this philosophy, and who can speak to overlapping areas within the school.

We are specifically seeking applicants with interests in one of four areas:  

1) network social dynamics, including causal networks, network science, social cognition, social contagion, relationship science, social networks or group decision making (position #074733).

2) augmented cognition, including forecasting, prediction systems, artificial intelligence, recommender systems, deep learning, data fusion, voting systems, machine learning, agent-based modeling, distributed cognition, human factors and collective behavior (position #074725).

3) data-centered and big data approaches to innovation and entrepreneurship  (position #074726).

4) technical, behavioral and/or social approaches to address security and privacy for trustworthy cyberspace (position #074727).

Positions 1 and 2 are part of an Invest Syracuse Cluster Hire Initiative in Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Autonomous Systems and Policy. As an integral part of this investment, Syracuse University will recruit multiple candidates for faculty positions for a cluster in the areas of augmented cognition and autonomous systems. Faculty hired into these positions will build on our existing strengths and will participate in an organized cluster that spans the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, the College of Law, the Departments of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and of Psychology and the School of Information Studies.

Position 3 is part of an Invest Syracuse Cluster Hire Initiative in Innovation and Entrepreneurship that has the goal of building an Innovation Living-Learning Ecosystem at the University. As an integral part of this investment, Syracuse University will recruit multiple candidates for faculty positions for a cluster in the areas of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship. Faculty hired into these positions will build on our existing strengths and will participate in an organized cluster that spans the Colleges of Visual & Performing Arts, the College of Engineering & Computer Science, the Whitman School of Management, the School of Information Studies as well as the Syracuse University Libraries.

Position 4 is part of an Invest Syracuse Signature Hire Initiative to strengthen teaching and research capacity in security for trustworthy cyberspace in the School of Information Studies. Signature hires should contribute to the national and international reputation of Syracuse University and translate their success into practical, real-world action with their students.

Women and members of groups traditionally underrepresented among scholars in higher education are encouraged to apply. We are interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to be effective with diverse groups of students, colleagues and community members. Experience mentoring students from marginalized groups is particularly valued.

A completed Ph.D. in a relevant field of study or the expectation of completion of the Ph.D. by August 2020 is required. The School is committed to professional development for junior faculty, and provides excellent mentoring and support.

Application process
Applications--including 1) a personal statement, including a cover letter outlining the applicant's interests and qualifications and including which position is being applied for plus short statements describing interests and accomplishments in research and in teaching; 2) a current curriculum vitae; and 3) names and contact information of at least three references--should be submitted at www.sujobopps.com.

All applications will be held in strict confidence; we will seek references only from finalists. We are pleased to speak with interested applicants ahead of submitting materials.

Screening of applications began in October 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled. Direct questions to Professor Kevin Crowston, search committee chair, crowston@syr.edu.  

About the iSchool at Syracuse University
Located at the center of picturesque Syracuse University, the iSchool prides itself on being a thought leader in both scholarship and instruction. Our faculty have recognized strengths in information retrieval, information management, library programs and services, natural language processing, computational social science, online communities, civic participation, new forms of organization and collaboration, information and communications policy, smart energy systems, digital literacy, information privacy and security, globalization, data science, entrepreneurship, social media, social computing and other areas.

The iSchool has five degree programs and numerous certificate programs, with an enrollment of 29 doctoral students, 1084 masters students and 642 undergraduate majors, led by 43 full-time faculty and more than 100 part-time faculty. The iSchool is ranked #4 overall by US News and World Report for library and information science and #2 for information systems and #6 in the QS World University Rankings (2019). Faculty teach in the classroom and/or prepare and oversee delivery of online courses (with a typical allocation of two campus courses per semester), and mentor and advise undergraduate, masters and doctoral students.

iSchool faculty members received more than $5M in external research support in the past year. The iSchool hosts seven research centers and laboratories and is recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Research and in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense (IA/CD) by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics and distinctive offerings. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates back to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

The University student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. The University offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York state,  approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for medical care and for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy four seasons of recreational opportunities, having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousand Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.

The University is proud to offer a benefit program that is family-friendly, progressive, and responsive to the diversity of our community. Full-time faculty members are eligible for dependent tuition benefits, family medical leave and, in addition to maternity/disability leave, parental leave (primary caregivers of either gender may apply). The Office of Equal Opportunity, Inclusion & Resolution Services coordinates workplace accommodations for faculty and staff, guiding the ongoing development of an accessible university that embraces disability as an aspect of diversity.

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Call for Submissions: CHIIR 2020

Please mark your calendars: the fifth ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR) (pronounced "cheer") will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on 14-18 March, 2020.

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

Topics covered include but are not limited to:
-Information seeking, including task-based and exploratory studies

-Search interfaces, including those for specialized tasks, populations and domains

-User-centered design approaches to humans interacting with information and systems

-Interaction techniques for information retrieval and discovery

-Online information seeking, including log analysis of search and browsing

-Modeling and simulation of information interaction

-Information use, including measures of use as well as broader sense-making

-Field and case studies relevant to understanding prerequisites for information searching, design and access

-User-centered evaluation methods and measures, including measures of user experience and performance, experiment and search task design, eye-tracking and neuro-physiological approaches, data analysis methods, and usability

-Human interaction and experience with conversational information systems

-Context-aware and personalized search, including design, contextual features and analysis of information interaction

-Information visualization and visual analytics, including search result presentation

-Collaborative information seeking and social search, including social utility and network analysis for information interaction

-Conversational search and other types of stateful and multi-turn interactions between users and search applications

-Insights and analyses related to human experiences and usage trends with recommendation technologies

-Information interaction and seeking with mobile devices and services

 

ACM CHIIR operates under the ACM Conference Code of Conduct.

Please note the following submission deadlines:

October 1, 2019
Workshop and Tutorial proposals due

October 15, 2019
Full papers and Perspectives papers due

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

October 23, 2019
Notifications of acceptance for Workshops and Tutorials
 
December 10, 2019
Notifications of acceptance for all other submission types


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

The poster of this call is available at: http://sigir.org/chiir2020/cfp.pdf


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

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

 CHIIR Organizing Committee: chiir2020program@gmail.com

Call for Submissions | leave a comment


Assistant Professor (2 positions), University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

The School of Information Science at the University of Kentucky seeks applications for two Assistant Professors for an academic year appointment, tenure-track position, with responsibilities for teaching, advising, maintaining a personal research program, participating in professional activities, and serving on university committees. The faculty appointments will be part of the Information Communication Technology (ICT) program which offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees, housed in the School of Information Science (http://ci.uky.edu/sis), in conjunction with other faculties within the College of Communication and Information, a member of the iSchool consortium. Candidates will be expected to teach at both graduate and undergraduate levels, both online and face to face. 


For more information about the positions, please see: https://ci.uky.edu/sis/sites/default/files/2019%20position%20announcement.pdf  

For more information on Lexington and the surrounding area, please see:

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Liaison Librarian for Fine Arts, University of Texas, Austin, TX

The University of Texas Libraries invites applications for the position of Liaison Librarian for Fine Arts. This position will provide innovative services to faculty and students in the fine arts and related units. They will serve as a member of the Teaching and Learning Engagement Team within the Academic Engagement division. Strong candidates will have an enthusiasm for supporting scholarship and teaching in art and design fields. They will be self-starters who communicate effectively and appreciate a varied and evolving work environment.

To receive full consideration, complete application materials are due by the date of first review on Friday, September 13th, 2019.

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

Humanities Liaison Librarian for Fine Arts (Assistant Librarian) posting R_00005281: https://utaustin.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UTstaff/job/UT-MAIN-CAMPUS/Humanities-Liaison-Librarian-for-Fine-Arts_R_00005281

The University of Texas Libraries has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from traditionally underrepresented groups. We welcome and respect all individuals and communities by valuing and consciously maintaining awareness of diverse perspectives and experiences. We believe inclusivity is critical to fostering excellence in all of our endeavors, and we promote diversity in our collections and the services that we provide as well as in our recruiting, hiring and retention practices. The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Part-Time (Afternoon) Upper School Library Assistant, Bancroft School, Worcester, MA

Bancroft School is a community of students, faculty, administrators, and parents working together to create an atmosphere of engaged learning. The Bancroft experience empowers both our students and our employees to develop connections and embrace their unique talents to emerge as leaders, humanitarians, and globally engaged citizens. A PreK - Grade 12 independent day school located in Worcester, Massachusetts, we are committed to cultivating a community that embraces differences and welcomes candidates who will add to the racial and cultural diversity of our community.

Bancroft School seeks an experienced, talented educator who is looking to work in a school where passion and innovation are encouraged and supported. This position is a non-exempt, hourly position deemed to be part-time, or less than 30 hours per week. There are no benefits associated with this position.

Essential responsibilities:

  • Monitor and supervise students in library spaces
  • Assist students and staff with research, reading recommendations, material location, and technology use
  • Assist in preparing library spaces for use including basic daily cleaning tasks
  • Assist in the receiving and processing of new materials
  • Shelf materials and maintain the order of the collections
  • Create and rotate library displays
  • Identify worn, obsolete, and damaged items and recommends items for repair, replacement, or discard
  • Prepare and distribute overdue notices
  • Ability to work independently, with judgement as to when to consult a supervisor
  • Close the library at the end of the day
  • Performs related duties as required

 

Essential skills and experience:

  • College degree and two years library related experience preferred.
  • High comfort level with computers and digital technology.
  • Student-centered educator who fosters mutual respect


Essential attitudes and aptitudes:

  • A genuine interest in working with students
  • Strong customer service skills and the interpersonal skills needed to effectively interact with students and staff
  • A willingness to learn and grow



Apply:

If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, personal statement, and references to employment@bancroftschool.org.

Pre-professional Positions | School Positions | leave a comment


Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Search extended until September 1, 2019.

UConn Library is hiring a full-time Electronic Resources Librarian at the Storrs Campus. Full description and instructions below.

Job ID: 2019617
Title:    Electronic Resources Librarian
Rank:   University Librarian I or II (UCP 5 or 7)
Area:    Collections & Discovery  

The Electronic Resources Librarian coordinates the life cycle of the Library's electronic resources. Reporting to the Head of Acquisitions & Discovery, the Electronic Resources Librarian works collaboratively to develop and communicate best practices and procedures for the acquisition and management of the UConn Library's electronic resources.  This position will require innovation, creativity and a willingness to problem solve. Along with all UConn Library personnel, the Electronic Resources Librarian will make a positive contribution to a culture of inclusion and respect in all interactions within the Library and across the University. 

The Electronic Resources Librarian engages in continuous learning and is professionally engaged at the state, regional, or national levels.  As an active member of the Collections & Discovery area's Acquisitions & Discovery unit, the Electronic Resources Librarian contributes to the advancement of the UConn Library through collaboration with colleagues and engagement with Library-wide initiatives, including serving on Library and University committees. The incumbent will be a positive contributor to the Library, founded on the UConn Library values of kindness and trust, curiosity and inquiry, equity and inclusion, and having fun.

Duties and Responsibilities
1.      Oversees all workflows related to managing the life cycle of the Library's electronic resources, including licensing, acquisitions, access, administration, support, and evaluation.   

2.      Works with vendors to develop and maintain effective business relationships.

3.      Participates in the review of contracts and negotiation of favorable pricing and licensing terms for electronic resources, including e-journal titles and packages.  

4.      Maintains an understanding of State of Connecticut and University of Connecticut procurement requirements (e.g., ethics affidavits) and ensures compliance.

5.      Coordinates license agreement processing and invoice payments. Tracks electronic resource expenditures and monitors budget.

6.      Notifies vendors of renewal and cancellation decisions and ensures timely communications with appropriate user communities on new or cancelled resources.

7.      Establishes access to new electronic resources, monitors platform changes, and works collaboratively to investigate, resolve and communicate access issues.

8.      Updates and maintains remote access and authentication products, such as EZproxy.

9.      Tracks and manages complex changes in the UConn Library's e-resources collections.

10.  Informs the strategic allocation of funds by leveraging assessment tools to evaluate current resources and identify areas of user need, including overseeing the collection and analysis of electronic resources.


Minimum Qualifications for Appointment at University Librarian I (UCP 5):
1.      Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program (or international equivalent).

2.      Work experience in a library and/or library consortia setting.

3.      Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, interact collaboratively, and build and maintain successful partnerships.

4.      Familiarity with current electronic management systems and workflows, technologies, and integrated library systems.

5.      Knowledge of current licensing and renewal issues for academic or research libraries.

6.      Ability to analyze and evaluate data in order to produce reports and recommendations for decision-making purposes.  

7.      Demonstrated leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.

 

Additional Minimum Qualifications for Appointment at University Librarian II (UCP 7):
1.      Minimum of three years' experience in an academic library or comparable setting.

2.      Demonstrated understanding of current licensing and renewal issues for academic or research libraries and a user-centered approach to e-resource collection development and acquisitions.

3.      Demonstrated experience managing a project or budget for a department, project, team, or committee.

4.      Evidence of sustained participation in library-related professional development activities at a local level or higher.
 

Preferred Qualifications for Both Appointments:
1.      Recent experience working and negotiating with commercial and academic vendors including pricing, licensing, and contract negotiations for all e-resource types.

2.      Experience with Ex Libris Alma and/or electronic resource management systems.

3.      Familiarity with current e-resource standards and protocols (e.g., KBART, COUNTER, and SERU).

4.      Demonstrated awareness of current national trends and developments in shared and consortia collection development and management.

5.      Experience coordinating projects with demonstrated project management skills.

Appointment Terms
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The diversity of students, faculty, and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians, and salutatorians who make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top public research universities. 

UConn's faculty and staff are a critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.  For information on employment opportunities at the UConn Library please contact Ellen Silbermann.

This is a full-time position based in Storrs, Connecticut. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn and a highly desirable work environment. Salary and rank are dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience.  

To Apply
Applications must be submitted online using UConn Jobs at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions, (Reference search #2019617) and include a cover letter, detailed resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to ellen.silbermann@uconn.edu. To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by September 1, 2019. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2019617)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on September 1, 2019.

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

Academic Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England | leave a comment


Public Services Assistant, Houghton Library - Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Houghton Library seeks a Public Services Assistant to support researchers in the Houghton Library Reading Room. This is an excellent opportunity for someone to gain reference experience in a premier rare book and manuscript library. This two-year position is designed to provide additional support to Houghton during a period of transition driven by a major renovation that will close the library for a year, August 2019- August 2020.
 
Reporting to the Associate Librarian for Public Services, while working closely with Public Services Division team members, the individual in this position will provide support in planning and coordinating the relocation of the Houghton Reading Room to an interim location and the reopening of the Reading Room in the renovated Houghton Library. The position will assist Public Services staff in the movement of collections, documenting public services workflows and policies, providing reference and public services to on-site and remote library patrons, and monitoring the operations of the reading room.
 
This position will work 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, with possible occasional evening and weekend shifts.

*This is a two year term appointment. The end date will be based on the start date.

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

Academic Positions | leave a comment


Diversity Fellows (2 positions), University of California, Davis, CA

The Library at the University of California, Davis, seeks two dynamic, user-oriented, early-career librarians to participate in a two-year Diversity Fellowship Program. The goals of the program are to

  • Advance diversity and equal opportunity in the profession by recruiting individuals with the potential for leadership in addressing the barriers that have prevented individuals from traditionally underrepresented ethnic or racial minority groups, gender or gender identities, or physical or cognitive abilities from full participation in careers in academic librarianship
  • Recruit to the Library of the University of California, Davis, for the duration of the fellowship, individuals relatively new to working in a research library by providing opportunities to
    • contribute meaningfully to defining the changing role of research libraries and the required workforce of the future
    • acquire meaningful, practical experience in a research library in a top-rated research institution

This program will provide the incumbents with a supportive environment to gain the requisite knowledge, skills, and competencies to thrive in an academic library setting with a focus on promoting undergraduate and professional student academic success and life-long learning.

Early-career librarians who are interested in pursuing academic librarianship and have an interest in contributing meaningfully to defining the changing role of research libraries and the required workforce of the future, as well as those interested in acquiring meaningful, practical experience in a research library in a top-rated research institution are encouraged to apply. The Fellows report to the Head of Student Services and will participate in a team of professionals to work collaboratively to develop, implement, and support library information services for students of UC Davis.

Salary: Assistant Librarian, Salary Point 1, $55,014--Assistant Librarian, Salary Point 6, $62,854, depending on qualifications and experience. This is a two-year temporary position.


Apply: For additional details and information on how to submit an online application, please visit
https://www.library.ucdavis.edu/careers/


Candidates applying by October 7, 2019 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.


This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.

Academic Positions | leave a comment


Part-Time Assistant Librarian (2 Positions), Danvers Campus Library, North Shore Community College, Danvers, MA

Part-Time Assistant Librarian (2 Positions) Danvers Campus Library, North Shore Community College
- Non-benefited, MCCC unit position


These are 20 hour per week positions during the academic semester that include two evenings per week
(4-8 pm) and two Saturday mornings per semester (9am-12pm) with the remainder of hours fulfilled
when the library is open, negotiated upon hire. Requests for reemployment are considered for
renewal each semester for the academic year and for summer sessions.


General Summary:
North Shore Community College Library seeks two enthusiastic and student-focused librarians reporting
to the Coordinator of Public Services to provide reference and instructional services on the Danvers
Campus Library during assigned hours when classes are in session.


These positions are members of the Library's Reference & Instructional Services Team and will also
participate in one of the Library's strategic priorities teams in the areas of Assessment & Data or Diversity,
Inclusion & Social Justice. This is a great opportunity for candidates interested and willing to learn about
assessment and data applications or diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies in academic libraries and
higher education.


The successful candidates must enjoy working with our diverse community of users and share a
commitment to support student learning.


Specific Responsibilities
● Staffs the reference and research services desk and accommodates student, faculty or staff
preferences for connecting with assistance through drop in services, chat, email, SMS messaging,
or appointment bookings


● Contributes to information literacy initiatives and participates in the design and provision of
library instruction that promotes the information literacy competencies of our students


● Works within one of the Library's strategic priorities teams: Assessment & Data or Diversity, Inclusion & Social Justice to organize the library's activities and support staff members in their contributions and work within these areas


● Undertakes outreach activities to faculty in assigned liaison areas


● Participates in collection development activities in assigned liaison areas and other areas as requested by the Coordinator of Public Services


● Participates in collection maintenance and collection assessment activities


● Follows and contributes to HELM network developments


● Participates in Reference & Instructional Team meetings, Library All Staff meetings and Strategic
Priority Team Meetings


● Assists in the development and presentation of new library programs and services at College events, programs and institutes

● Exhibits professional growth through participation in trainings, workshops and professional conferences


● Provides backup circulation services as needed


● Performs other duties as required by the Coordinator of Public Services or the Director of Library & Learning Resource Services


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


Additional Information:
Salary: $28.29 per hour, non-benefited position
Starting date: September 2019


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 https://nscc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=114656


Archivist - Special Collections & Museum, Westfield Atheneaum, Westfield, MA

Salary range: $17-$21/hour
24 hours per week
Flexible Schedule, but Saturdays are required


Position Overview:
Reporting directly to the Head of Reference, The Westfield Athenaeum Archivist is responsible for overseeing the acquisition, organization, cataloging, processing, care and accessibility of Archival and museum materials; organize and create exhibits for the Edwin Smith Historical Museum and Athenaeum, provide reference services to researchers; identify materials needing repair and conservation; ensure use of proper preservation techniques; shelve materials; help prepare information and collections for web-based and exhibit use; supervise and train interns, students, and volunteers to assist with collections & museum; maintain integrity of all archived files on the system; maintain accurate procedures and records for the system; provide hands-on training and support for new internal and general users, create documentation for administrative support and training, and perform any other functions necessary to the operation of the archives, museum or Athenaeum as a whole.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Process incoming and backlogged collections according to Archival Standards including creating finding
aids, MARC records, and/or using DACS and EAD for a digital presence.
2. Research, organize and store museum and archival acquisitions according to archival standards. Serve
as point person on staff for donated material.
3. Oversee Edwin Smith Museum operations. Perform museum exhibit research and preparation.
Supervise and schedule museum docents, volunteers, interns in both Archives and museum. Serve as
museum docent as needed. Work to develop library exhibits that highlight the archival and museum
collections.
4. Lead future digitization projects.
5. Assist on-site researchers and visitors by explaining library and archival policy, conducting reference
interviews, identifying and retrieving research materials, photocopying documents, and monitoring the
researcher.
6. Answer online and e-mail requests by searching for the materials, producing required reproductions,
corresponding with researchers, and mailing materials.
7. Collaborate with Athenaeum Director to maintain and administer policies determining preservation
practices, reproduction and usage fees, research use of the collections, and copyright issues involved in
digitization.
8. Provide collaborative support to the Athenaeum staff.
9. Perform related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
1. Masters in Library Science, MA in Archival Management; or related discipline and three years of related
work is required. Applicants must have thorough knowledge of archival standards, strong verbal and
written communication skills, and the ability to work efficiently and meet project goals and deadlines.
2. Demonstrated coordination and completion of projects with limited resources and working in a
collaborative culture.
3. Experience in reference and research support.
4. Applicants must pass a criminal background check. (CORI).


Preferred Qualifications:
1. Experience with Archivist Toolkit, Omeka, Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and Silverfast, Digital Libraries
and Best Practices for Digital Libraries, Archivist certification.
2. Applicants must be able to lift up to 40 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation.

To Apply: resume to the Westfield Athenaeum 6 Elm Street, Westfield, MA 01085 attention Kristen Hall or through email at khall@westath.org

Application Deadline: We are accepting applications through August 28, 2019

Archive Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England | Special Positions | leave a comment


PT Information Desk Assistant, Leominster Public Library, Leominster, MA

GENERAL SUMMARY:
The Library Assistant is responsible for working at the Information Desk part-time. This position provides research and Library technology assistance to patrons. This position is delegated tasks by the Technology Librarian and assists the Technology Librarian in booking Community Spaces.

SUPERVISION:
Works under the direction of the Technology Librarian. Performs day-to-day tasks with a high degree of independence. Work involves a variety of highly specialized work tasks with many details to monitor and manage.

Complex and responsible duties require initiative and independent judgment to establish work plans and priorities, using and/or modifying established procedures to complete the work in accordance with established policies and standards.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Greets and works with the public, demonstrating a positive attitude.
2. Performs basic circulation functions as needed.
3. Provides quick, correct, and professional answers for basic to intermediate research
inquiries using online resources and the reference and general collections.
4. Handles and collects cash, makes change for patrons. Is responsible for monitoring cash
levels and requesting change from the Administrative Assistant.
5. Offers suggestions and advice to patrons concerning individual reading preferences,
programs of study, and how to use the library.
6. Answers the telephone and answers reference questions and performs Information
Desk duties over the phone as needed.
7. Effectively and courteously helps patrons select and locate materials and answers basic
to intermediate collection inquiries.
8. Assists with the use and navigation of computing resources.
9. Interprets and explains Library policy and services to the public.
10. Educates customers about Library programs, services, and technology.
11. Assists with adult programming as needed.
12. Contributes to Collection Development and Maintenance as needed.
13. Keeps supervisor and co-workers informed of noteworthy occurrences at the
Information Desk.
14. Keeps daily statistics on Information Desk activity.
15. Provides technology assistance to patrons.
16. Attends training, workshops, and conferences relevant to Public Libraries, specifically
Reference and Information Services, customer service, and user experience.
17. Assists the Technology Librarian in reserving Community Spaces.
18. Other duties, projects, or service desks as assigned.


RECOMMENDED QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Experience:
High School diploma or GED equivalent is required, some college preferred.
Core Competencies:

  • A genuine interest in helping customers.
  • Strong technology skills and a desire to learn more.
  • An interest in Library materials and services and attention to detail.
  • Library work experience and/or knowledge of OCLC and other library systems highly desirable.
  • An ability to work as a team as well as individually.
  • Experience in working with a diverse community.
  • Knowledge of Library databases and services.
  • Bilingual abilities desirable.

Requires a criminal records (CORI) check and a drug test.


WORK ENVIRONMENT
Work is subject to frequent interruptions. Regular library schedule requires evening and weekend work.


The employee operates standard office and library equipment and systems.
The employee has regular contact with the public in-person, online, and by telephone. Other contacts are with library staff, other City employees, state and regional library systems and networks, City and state officials, and representative of a wide-variety of organizations with which the library maintains partnerships.


The employee has access to personnel records and confidential patron records.


Errors could result in delay or loss of service and financial loss.


WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The work is carried out in conditions which can be affected by factors such as temperature and
noise.

The position requires standing for two to three hours at a given time, moderate to continuous
viewing of a computer screen, and using hands and fingers in activities requiring fine coordination
or dexterity.


The position requires significant physical exertion characterized by activities such as repeated
bending, reaching, climbing or walking and moderate lifting (up to 35 lbs.)


To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and references to Wendy Hurley, HR Director, whurley@leominster-ma.gov

Pre-professional Positions | Public Positions | leave a comment


Assistant Children's Librarian, Hudson Public Library, Hudson, MA

The Hudson Public Library is seeking an innovative and energetic full-time Assistant Children's Librarian to
join our thriving and growing Hudson community. This position is instrumental in collaborating with the
Children's Librarian and Library Director to develop and implement programming, leading story times,
cataloging the children's collection, and running the circulation functions in the children's area. This role assists in training and overseeing staff and volunteers in the children's room. This position reports to the Children's Librarian and the Library Director.

This position requires effective communication skills, ability to follow and give written and oral instructions,
ability to administer policies and procedures and explain them to staff and patrons. The position also requires attention to detail, creativity, enthusiasm for customer service, sound decision making, ability to supervise staff, ability to multitask, experience working with children, children's literature, current library technology and a willingness to embrace new technologies.

The essential functions or duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various type of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.


The work schedule for this position is 37.5 hours per week, including one evening per week and one Saturday per month. The Assistant Children's Librarian is a grade level 7 union position on the Town's pay scale with a salary range of $28,776- $37,865 in eight steps; full benefits package; must pass CORI check.

Qualifications
BA/BS and one to three years of related experience preferred, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Library experience and/or experience working with children and children's books preferred.
Library students strongly encouraged to apply. Experience with Evergreen a plus


Full/Part Time: Full Time


Education: NA


Salary: $28,776- $37,865 in 8 Steps


Closing Date: September 20, 2019


How to Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to:
Deborah Kane, Acting Director
dkane@cwmars.org

Pre-professional Positions | Public Positions | leave a comment


Elmar W. Seibel Scholarship, New England Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America

Apply now for the Elmar W. Seibel Scholarship!


The New England Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) is now accepting
applications for the Elmar W. Seibel Scholarship. Applications are due Friday, September 27, 2019.


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.)
Additional information is available here.


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 the selected applicant.


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.

Please note:
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 Friday, September 27, 2019
 
Please send applications or questions to:
John Schlinke, ARLIS/NA New England Chapter Past Chair
jschlinke@rwu.edu

Opportunities for Current Students | leave a comment


Multiple Positions, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


Floater Librarian I, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

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:

  • 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.
  • Provides service to adults, young adults and children as assigned through personal consultations, readers' advisory services, outreach and programs.
  • Assists patrons by instructing them in the use of information resources and by identifying appropriate resources, whether owned by the Library or elsewhere.
  • Assists in the selection of materials.
  • Promotes the use of Library resources by developing bibliographies, preparing written descriptions, organizing programs, mounting exhibits, and conducting instructional sessions.
  • Actively participates in system-wide committees; recommends and/or plans improvements in library services.
  • Continuously expands professional knowledge of the Library's resources and other relevant sources in order to assist library patrons efficiently and effectively.
  • 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.
  • Performs other related and/or comparable duties as assigned.


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


Broad subject knowledge and competency in world languages desirable; knowledge of popular literature, basic bibliographic tools and sources; knowledge of excellent reference techniques; strong commitment to public services; willingness to assume responsibility and carry out assignments independently; good oral and written communication skills; ability to work well with staff and public; initiative; dependability; good professional judgment; tact; flexibility; courtesy.


Apply: For interested resumes, they can be sent over to Gianna Gifford at  ggifford@bpl.org

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


Records and Information Management (RIM) Specialist II, Vermont State Archives and Records Administration, Middlesex, VT

Application Deadline Date:  08/21/2019
Req ID:  2326
Department:  Secretary of State's Office
Location:  Middlesex, VT, US
Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $24.76

Overview
Are you an emerging information management leader looking for a challenging and rewarding position with the State of Vermont? The Vermont State Archives and Records Administration (VSARA) is currently seeking a Records and Information (RIM) Specialist to provide administrative and technical support to the functional operations of the statewide RIM program and public agency RIM programs as assigned.
 
Duties include assisting with the identification, classification and analysis of recordkeeping requirements to develop new record schedules or update existing ones and assisting public agencies in the management of public records and information, including data.
 
Under supervision, work may include collaborating with attorneys, technologists, business managers, and functions-based personnel, as well as colleagues and superiors, to formulate RIM policies and to develop and implement systems and services to strategically fulfill mission-critical records and information needs of public agencies.
 
The ability to interpret and apply RIM policies, guidelines, and standards to resolve problems and effectively impart complex ideas to others in easily understandable terms is critical. Commitment to sustaining cooperative relationships with a wide variety of individuals encountered during work activities is a core responsibility of this position.  Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles (the "Principles") and industry standards and best practices, records creation and use, and information technology, are essential.

The view the full job spec, please visit:  https://humanresources.vermont.gov/classification-position-management/classification/job-specifications?code=080100

Who May Apply
This position, Records and Information Management (RIM) Specialist II (Job Requisition # 2326), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Megan Wheaton-Book at megan.wheaton-book@vermont.gov.

Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Class Definition
This is the second level of five in the Records and Information Management (RIM) Specialist series. Incumbents perform specific RIM functions under the statewide RIM program (3 V.S.A. § 117) or an agency/department RIM program (1 V.S.A. § 317a and/or 3 V.S.A. § 218). Decision making and complexity are limited to carrying out established work processes and operations. Work is performed under the direct supervision of a senior team member or supervisor and class incumbents may supervise two or more subordinates.

Environmental Factors
Work is performed in a standard office setting, but some travel may be required for which private means of transportation should be available. May be required to lift boxes 20 to 30 pounds.

Minimum Qualifications
Master's degree or higher in archives, library or information science or in the broader information management field.

OR

Professional designation of (or eligibility for) Certified Records Manager (CRM) or Certified Records Analyst (CRA) by the Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM); AND two (2) years or more of professional RIM work at the RIM Specialist I level or an equivalent position.

Total Compensation
As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

    80% State paid medical premium
    Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
    Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
    Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
    Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
    Low cost group life insurance
    Tuition Reimbursement
    Incentive-based Wellness Program
    Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on the State of Vermont website.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Archive Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England | Special Positions | leave a comment


Librarian, The Hope Academy, Providence, RI

SUMMARY OF MAIN DUTIES:
Provides the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the school library program, including technology education, is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school, and is an integral component of the learning and instruction program.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Develops and implements grade level and/or developmentally appropriate library curriculum, including technology education
  • Supports students' success by guiding them in:
    • Reading for understanding, for exposure to diversity of viewpoints and genres, and for pleasure
    • Using information for defined and self-defined purposes
    • Building on prior knowledge and constructing new knowledge
    • Working with peers in successful collaborative learning
  • Collaborates with teachers and students to design and teach engaging inquiry and learning experiences and assessments that incorporate multiple literacies and fosters critical thinking
  • Participates in the implementation of collaboratively planned learning experiences by providing group and individual instruction, assessing student progress, and evaluating activities
  • Joins with educators and others to plan and implement meaningful experiences that will promote a love of reading and lifelong learning
  • Develops and maintains a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the teaching styles and instructional strategies used within the school community
  • Cooperates and networks with other libraries, librarians and agencies to provide access to resources outside the school
  • Models effective strategies for developing multiple literacies
  • Provides guidance in software and hardware evaluation
  • Ensures that the school library program goals and objectives are aligned with the school's strategic plans
  • Understands copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property regulations, and assists others with their understanding and observance of the same
  • Organizes and maintains the collection of resources for maximum and effective use
  • Supervises and evaluates support staff, which may include educational assistants, volunteers and student interns
  • Prepares, justifies and administers the library program budget to support specific program goals
  • Arranges for flexible scheduling of the school library to provide student and staff accessibility
  • Ensures equitable physical access to school library by providing a barrier-free, universally designed environment

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Actively seek and participate in ongoing professional development
  • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings, and school-wide activities and events
  • Assist in the evacuation of children during fire drills and other emergencies

QUALIFICATIONS:
SKILLS

  • Classroom and behavior management skills
  • Strong expertise in the use of technology for teaching and learning
  • Ability to relate and communicate sensitively to children & their families
  • Ability to provide effective supervision and feedback to teacher assistants and others
  • Flexibility
  • Organizational skills including developing effective classroom schedule for learning, etc.
  • Professionalism inside/outside school
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Communication skills
  • Computer skills
  • Physical ability to lift and transfer children as required


EXPERIENCE

  • Documented experience working in school library
  • Experience with automated library system (Follett)
  • Instruction and training in the use of computerized library systems


PROFESSIONAL AND LEGAL STANDARDS

  • Access to all Hope Academy student records
  • Use and disclose PHI only as authorized, as necessary to carry out job duties
  • Complete and maintain privacy and security training
  • Report suspected violations, including those of a business associate or contractor
  • Professionalism in/outside of the school


TRAINING AND EDUCATION

  • A master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (or from a master's level program in library and information studies accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country)
  • State of Rhode Island certification as a School Librarian and the completion of a teacher preparation program and/or educational degree
  • Bilingual, Spanish/English preferred

Apply:

Apply online here.

Professional Job Listings in New England | School Positions | leave a comment


Full-Time Children's and Teen Programming Librarian, Rockville Public Library, Vernon, CT

The Rockville Public Library seeks a dynamic, driven, and creative professional librarian to fill the newly-created, full-time children's and teen programming librarian position. Serving both our bustling children's room and teen area, the successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in programming development and implementation, community outreach and engagement, and up-to-date knowledge of youth reading trends.

Qualifications
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Strong knowledge of library services provided in a public library setting; strong knowledge of library principles and practices, thorough knowledge of library programming; knowledge of community reading interests, books, authors and other general literature and reference materials. Thorough knowledge of computers used in a public library. Excellent customer service skills; strong oral and written communication skills; excellent organizational skills. Critical thinking skills with the ability to draw conclusions or approaches to problems to implement solutions; ability to foster relationships and deal effectively with employees and the general public. Ability to work independently and in a team. Ability to develop and implement library programs. Ability to follow and give written and oral instructions; ability to administer policies and procedures and explain them; ability to be in charge of library during some shifts; ability to supervise staff. Must be computer proficient with the ability to learn software programs specific to the job. Ability to use standard office equipment. Ability to work evenings and weekends. A Police background check will be required.

Experience & Training: Master's degree in Library Science from an accredited institution, with at least two (2) years in professional library experience, and some supervisory experience. Strong knowledge of automated library systems. Any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of this position.
 
Full/Part Time: Full Time

Education: MLS/Masters

Salary: Starts at $48, 318.00 with step increases starting at 6 months

Closing Date: 8/31/19

How to Apply
For a full description and to apply, please click here: https://www.applitrack.com/vernonct/onlineapp/JobPostings/view.asp?Category=Rockville+Public+Library&AppliTrackJobId=428&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail&AppliTrackViewPosting=1

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


Reference Assistant, Peabody Essex Museum, Rowley, MA

The Phillips Library of the Peabody Essex Museum now located in Rowley, MA, is seeking a part-time temporary addition to their reference staff. This is a great opportunity to learn about day to day operations of a special collections library. The primary tasks of the Reference Assistant will include staffing the reference desk; orientating visitors; answering reference questions in person and via email; paging and re-shelving of materials in secure stacks; fulfilling duplication requests; and other tasks as assigned or developed. These positions will assist the reference staff with public services by following established methods and protocols.

The Reference Assistant must be comfortable with frequent interruptions to their work, and have the ability to juggle multiple ongoing projects. They should be adaptable to changes in library needs; have the ability to solve patron concerns with courtesy; and be open to learning new skills.

This position is a one year assignment and will start in ­­­Fall 2019. It is an 18 hours per week position.  Hours will be assigned during the week and will include some/every other Saturday hours between 8:30am and 1:30pm.

Successful candidates will have exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills; attention to detail and strong organizational skills; proficiency with Microsoft Office and other basic computer literacy. Sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections materials is required. Ability to lift/push up to 40 pounds. Enrollment in an ALA accredited Library Science program and/or special collections experience is a plus. PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

Apply online here today.


The Phillips Library is located at 306 Newburyport Turnpike, Rowley, MA.


Librarian for History and Area Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

General Summary/Purpose:

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Academic Liaison and Special Collections, the librarian for History and area studies actively engages with faculty, students, and staff to develop strong working relationships with the designated departments and programs, and provides proactive research support and innovative instruction by connecting faculty and students with library resources in both the general and special collections.

 

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support the work of faculty and students in History, History of Science and Technology, and area studies programs to be determined based on the candidate's education, experience, and interest.
  • Analyze trends in assigned departments' and programs' teaching and research programs to stay abreast of scholarship and scholarly communications in the disciplines themselves, and use this knowledge to create and implement services to support these trends.
  • Collaborate and build partnerships with other liaisons and special collections curators to develop interdisciplinary solutions and create shared practices for integrating distinctive intellectual content and services into the academic environment.
  • Build and manage a distinctive, interdisciplinary, culturally diverse, and responsive research collection in all formats (print, digital, and archival) for both the general and special collections.
  • Apply pedagogical best practices, including the ACRL Framework, to provide research and information literacy support to students and faculty. 
  • Be knowledgeable about, and be able to speak to, a wide range of library issues, including scholarly communication, copyright issues, collection space allocation, digital scholarship, the development of new online tools, and the integration of information literacy skills into the curriculum.
  • Broaden access to unique and important collections through physical exhibits and digital project initiatives that expose the collections' unique resources and engage the community at the broadest level.
  • Participate proactively on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams.

 

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • MLIS or equivalent and a Master's degree in a related field.
  • Three years professional library experience required.
  • Solid command of the history and major trends in research and scholarly publishing in assigned areas, including digital scholarship and dissemination.
  • Experience in an academic or research library.
  • Experience with collection development and management for general collections, rare books, and manuscripts.
  • Demonstrated active engagement with collections through exhibits, digital initiatives, or similar.
  • Experience in developing and delivering innovative instruction and research support services.
  • Working knowledge of at least one Western European language.
  • Exemplary goal-orientation and self-management abilities.
  • An attitude of energy, initiative, innovation, drive, and team-orientation.
  • Advanced cultural competency that demonstrates an interest in participating in and leading discussions, initiatives, and collection development activities that reflect diversity and inclusion issues relevant to students, faculty, staff, and the community.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a technologically sophisticated and rapidly changing environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
  • Outward-facing, user-centered service orientation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and creatively in a collaborative and complex environment.
  • Evidence of both professional initiative and flexibility.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population.

Read full job description and apply online here.

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Librarian III, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

General Summary/Purpose:

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Academic Liaison and Special Collections, the librarian for Modern European Languages and Literature actively engages with faculty, students, and staff to develop strong working relationships with the German and Romance Languages and Literature department and the Comparative Thought and Literature department. Librarian III provides proactive research support and innovative instruction by connecting faculty and students with library resources in both the general and special collections.  S/he analyzes trends in humanities teaching and research programs, including the growing use of digital humanities tools and practices, to stay abreast of scholarship and scholarly communications and uses this knowledge to create and implement services to support these trends.

 

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate and build partnerships with other liaisons and special collections curators to develop interdisciplinary solutions and create shared practices for integrating distinctive intellectual content and services into the academic environment.
  • Build and manage a distinctive, interdisciplinary, culturally diverse, and responsive research collection in all formats (print, digital, and archival) for both the general and special collections.
  • Actively promote the use of these collections through programmatic outreach, awareness, public programs, and instructional activities.
  • Research digital humanities technologies and methodologies and promote their role in research and teaching to faculty and students.
  • Be knowledgeable about, and be able to speak to, a wide range of issues, including scholarly communication, copyright issues, collection space allocation, digital humanities, the development of new online tools, and the integration of information literacy skills into the curriculum.
  • Broaden access to unique and important collections through physical exhibits and digital project initiatives that expose the collections' unique resources and engage the community at the broadest level.
  • Participate proactively on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams.

 

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • MLIS or equivalent and a Master's degree in a related field required
  • B.A. in one European language, and working knowledge of a second European language
  • Experience in an academic or research library
  • Three years related experience required
  • Experience in developing and delivering innovative instruction and research support services

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of both professional initiative and flexibility
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population


Read the full job description and apply online here.

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Call for Proposals: Library Research Seminar VII

Conference registration and housing are open!  Navigate to https://sites.google.com/ucmo.edu/lrs-vii/home to register.  Conference attendance is limited so don't delay.

Applications are still being accepted for the poster session.  Consider sharing your work in progress or completed research!  Poster applications can be submitted on the Call for Proposals page on the above site.  The poster session and reception will be held in the State Library of South Carolina on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 6 to 8 pm.

If you have any questions about the registration site, contact Tom Ferren at Thomas Ferren tferren@ala.org.

Call for Submissions | leave a comment


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

Librarian (Children's)


Location: Marysville
Pay Range: $5,425.33 - $7,486.27 Monthly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 18240

Closing Date: September 3, 2019

This full-time Children's Librarian position will have a focus on providing programming for children's services and may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs. Candidates who are bi-lingual or multi-lingual are encouraged to apply.

Job Summary
Provides professional information services, instruction, reader's advisory, and programming services for library customers at various locations.

Essential Functions
Provides professional research assistance to customers, either in-person, over the phone, or electronically.

Assists with collection maintenance duties for materials and resources in various formats.

Develops and presents various library programs with a focus on children ( early literacy, educators. parents and caregivers.)  

Creates and curates online content to meet community needs and interests.

Assists in development and evaluation of library services in line with the strategic focus.

Represent the library to a wide variety of community groups.

Apply online here



Public Services Assistant I

Location: Mill Creek
Pay Range: $17.58 - $24.18
Hours per week: 15
Job Requisition: 18276

Closing Date: August 30, 2019

This position works a 15-hour per week schedule which may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

Job Summary
Perform basic public service and library support tasks at one or more community libraries or Library on Wheels to contribute to their effective operation.

Essential Functions
Provide assistance at the library circulation desk, answers phones, checks library materials in and out, registers customers for library cards, and orders various library materials.

Assist customers with self-checkout machines and answers questions in the hold areas.

Return library materials to proper locations and supports circulation duties.

Provide assistance to library customers with basic reference questions.

Respond to technical services calls and assists with problems with the fax machines, public copiers, pay-for-print stations, vending machines, and printers.

Submit and monitor technical reports for library technology service issues.

Perform other public service and general clerical support tasks as assigned.

Apply online here



Public Services Assistant I

Location: Snohomish
Pay Range: $17.58 - $24.18
Hours per week: 15
Job Requisition: 18274

Closing Date: August 23, 2019

NOTE: If you applied to the previous Snohomish Public Services Assistant posting, your application is still under consideration and you do not need to reapply.

This position works a 15-hour per week schedule which may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

Job Summary
Perform basic public service and library support tasks at one or more community libraries or Library on Wheels to contribute to their effective operation.

Essential Functions
Provide assistance at the library circulation desk, answers phones, checks library materials in and out, registers customers for library cards, and orders various library materials.

Assist customers with self-checkout machines and answers questions in the hold areas.

Return library materials to proper locations and supports circulation duties.

Provide assistance to library customers with basic reference questions.

Respond to technical services calls and assists with problems with the fax machines, public copiers, pay-for-print stations, vending machines, and printers.

Submit and monitor technical reports for library technology service issues.

Perform other public service and general clerical support tasks as assigned.

Apply online here


Library Associate

Location: Lynnwood
Pay Range: $24.84 - $34.04
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 18106

Closing Date: August 21, 2019

The full-time Library Associate  position will have a focus on providing programming for children's services and may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

Job Summary
Perform skilled paraprofessional library support services to contribute to the Library District's effective operation.

Essential Functions
Provide general, basic reference and information service by: assisting customers in the use of library facilities, equipment, resources, and services. Refer complex readers' advisory and reference questions to a Librarian or appropriate staff member.

Provide courteous and efficient customer service by performing circulation desk tasks.

Create and present programming for all customer groups as assigned.

Develop program materials, including reading lists, promotional displays, and presentation materials.

Provide training to customers in basic library skills including the use of public computers, catalog and reference computers, Internet, and devices.

Assist customers in resolving technical problems or issues. Maintain and troubleshoot equipment utilized in a community library.

Perform other library support services including opening and closing buildings and assisting in maintaining the library in neat, clean, and orderly condition.

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

May be designated in charge of the community library in the absence of other supervisory staff or building manager.

Apply online here

Pre-professional Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


Collections Assistant (less than half time), Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

This is a less than half time position, working no more than 14 hrs per week.

Founded in 1895 as a department of the Fogg Art Museum, The Fine Arts Library is among the leading libraries in the world for the study of art, architecture, and visual culture from antiquity to the present. Our collections include extensive textual and visual documentation about individual paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, architecture and decorative arts; the history of collecting; art museums; twentieth-century art movements, including video and performance art; and art conservation. In addition to outstanding collections of books, periodicals, exhibition catalogs, pamphlets, and auction catalogs, the Library's special collections contain over two million photographs, prints, postcards, albums, rubbings, and drawings. The Fine Arts Library provides research and curricular support for all areas in the history of art, architecture, photography, and the decorative arts.

The Fine Arts Library at Littauer Center seeks a Collections Assistant to assist staff with processing and physical management of FAL's collections. Tasks include shelf reading, processing book donations, and other collection-related projects as needed.  Reporting to the FAL Collection Development Librarian, the incumbent will work independently with minimum supervision and collaboratively with library staff and student workers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Processing material for preservation
  • Identifying collections in need of cataloging
  • Identifying vendors for the purchase of material
  • Processing book donations
  • Shelf reading and stacks management
  • Researching open serial orders
  • Coordinating transfers or disposition of duplicates and discards
  • Provides clerical and research support to FAL staff and other duties, as assigned


Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and relevant library or archival experience
  • Basic familiarity with library descriptive standards (cataloging rules, subject headings, and classification schemes, etc.)
  • Ability to manage digital and paper files and documents according to internal naming conventions in a networked environment.
  • Ability to operate office machines, such as copiers and a variety of scanners


Additional Requirements:

  • Pursuing or completed a Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program
  • Familiarity with academic electronic resources
  • Subject knowledge or interest in art history


PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • The ability to lift, carry, and position books and other materials weighing up 40 lbs.
  • The ability to use desktop (keyboard, monitor, and mouse) and mobile computing tools, such as laptops and tablets.


How to Apply
To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Jessica Aberle, jessica_aberle@harvard.edu.

Academic Positions | Archive Positions | Pre-professional Positions | leave a comment


Cataloging Internship, State Library of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

The Technical Services Department at the State Library of Massachusetts is offering an unpaid educational
internship for a current Simmons cataloging student interested in gaining practical cataloging experience in a unique library setting.


Under the supervision of the Cataloging Librarian, the intern will learn first how to perform RDA copy cataloging of print monographs; then the internship will focus on RDA original cataloging of print and
electronic monographs and serials, the majority of which will be Massachusetts state government
publications.


The internship requires a minimum commitment of eight hours per week, starting immediately and
continuing through the end of the fall semester, with the possibility of extension. Schedules are negotiable
within the department's operating hours of Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. This internship may be
completed for course credit, if approved by your program director, although this is not required.


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


During the internship you will:

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


To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to:
Laura Schaub
Cataloging Librarian
State Library of Massachusetts
laura.schaub@mass.gov

Opportunities for Current Students | Special Positions | leave a comment


Volunteer Assistant Librarians, Edna V. Bynoe Library, Roxbury, MA

The Edna V. Bynoe Library at Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School in Roxbury, MA, is looking for Volunteer Assistant Librarians. The school has a student body of almost 1000 children, all of whom visit the beautiful library on a weekly basis. Kids in grades K-3 have scheduled classes, which consist of read-alouds and choosing books. The older kids visit the library with their teachers or on their own. The library is never empty. There is a constant buzz (we're working on making it a quiet buzz) of activity and excitement. Consequently, there are myriad tasks that need to be done, and you will be helping the librarian complete these tasks.


Responsibilities:

  • Re-shelve books
  • Check books in
  • Check books out
  • Set up book displays

If you would like to take on these responsibilities, you may, but they are not required:

  • Communicate with teachers about resources they need and acquire those resources
  • Engage in reading advisory conversations with students
  • Learn the Polaris system to catalog books

If you have questions or are interested in volunteering, please contact Erica Pastor, Orchard Gardens Librarian, at epastor2@bostonpublicschools.org

Volunteer Opportunities | leave a comment


Part-Time Catalog Librarian, Middlesex Community College, Lowell, MA

Responsibilities:
Responsible for providing professional library services to enhance the database representing the library materials held at MCC through cataloging and related technical services functions.


Essential Job Functions:
Provides original and complex copy cataloging and classification for MCC library materials via OCLC in all formats using LC classification in a shared catalog of academic libraries (HELM).

Improves access to library materials through enhancement of existing catalog records to include contents notes and other details not originally included.

Participates as a member of a team of MCC professional librarians to provide a wide range of library services.  Provides a backup to circulation, reference, and other technical services staff in their absence.

Maintains professional knowledge in applicable areas.  Attends training sessions and meetings related to cataloging and technical services functions as needed to ensure an accurate, comprehensive, and up-to-date library catalog.

Provides supervision of support staff in the absence of the coordinator.

Performs related duties as directed..


Requirements:

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program, or closely related field.
  • Willingness to work as part of a team.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Cultural awareness and competency demonstrated by working with and/or understanding of  individuals of diverse identities such as socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and veterans including those with different levels of academic preparation, varying physical and learning abilities.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of and experience with original cataloging in an academic setting, Knowledge LC, RDA.
  • Bilingual skills


Apply:

For full job description and to apply online, click here.

Academic Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England | leave a comment


Call for Submissions: Education Libraries

The editors of Education Libraries are soliciting submissions for:

  • Articles
  • Case Studies
  • Book Reviews


Education Libraries is an Open Access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal that offers a forum for new and challenging ideas in education, and library and information science. It also explores the effect of new technologies on the library profession and library and information curriculum.

Education Libraries is published by the Education Division of the Special Libraries Association. Its audience consists of education information professionals employed in a variety of venues, including special libraries and information centers, academic libraries, public libraries, and school libraries.

Manuscripts submitted for publication in Education Libraries should present research studies, descriptive narratives, or other thoughtful considerations of topics of interest to the education information professional. Manuscripts focusing on issues relevant to more general concerns either in the field of education or in the field of library and information science are also welcome provided they include a significant component specifically germane to education, libraries, and librarianship.


Submission guidelines
Education Libraries is indexed in ERIC, EBSCOhost's Education Collection, and Library Literature.

In addition, we are looking for volunteers interested in acting as peer-reviewers, or interesting in supporting the journal in other ways.

Please contact Editor-in chief, Willow Fuchs, at education.libraries@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Call for Submissions | leave a comment


Call for Proposals: CHIIR 2020

CHIIR 2020, 14-18 March, 2020 • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

CHIIR 2020 is pleased to invite proposals for satellite workshops to be held in conjunction with the main conference.

http://sigir.org/chiir2020/call-workshop-proposals.html

CHIIR 2020 workshops will provide a platform for presenting novel ideas and emerging areas in Interactive IR, Information Seeking or Interfaces for Information Access in a less formal and potentially more focused way than the conference itself. Workshop topics typically match those identified in the CHIIR 2020 general call for contributions, but proposals related to other areas of Interactive IR are welcome as well. The format of each workshop is to be determined by the organisers and can be either full-day or half-day. We encourage workshops that foster collaboration, discussion, group problem-solving and community building initiatives. Workshops that only revolve around the presentation of papers in a "mini conference" format are discouraged.

Researchers and practitioners from IR, Information Science or any related discipline are invited to submit proposals for review. The organisers of approved workshops will be expected to define the workshop's focus, gather and review submissions, and decide upon the final program content. At least two organizers are expected to attend the entire workshop.



* PROPOSAL FORMAT AND SUBMISSION
The tutorial proposal should be a PDF document no more than 4 pages long (including references), submitted by e-mail to workshops.chiir2020@gmail.com and organised as follows:
 
Title:

Format: half/full day

Brief description
Please indicate the main topics/issues of the workshop. 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.

Significance and relevance to CHIIR
Please indicate here why the workshop is significant and relevant to CHIIR.

Provisional plan
Please describe the type of activities you intend to carry out during the event. Successful workshop proposals will show a high proportion of interactive elements.

Organisers

(contact person) Name Surname - http://your.web.page.com - your@email.com

Name Surname - http://your.web.page.com - your@email.com

  ...

Part of a series
If the workshop is part of a series please state it here, refer to the past editions and explain in what way the proposed workshop brings genuine novelty.



* EVALUATION CRITERIA

Tutorial proposals will be reviewed according to: (1) novelty of the topics, (2) relevance for CHIIR community, (3) quality of workshop planning (4) potential to generate future research output. Reviewers will be selected by the workshop chairs from the pool of Senior Programme Committee Members.

 

* IMPORTANT DATES
Workshop proposal submission deadline: Tuesday October 1, 2019

Workshop proposal notification: Tuesday October 23, 2019

Camera-ready Workshop summary deadline: Monday January 13, 2020

Workshop date: Saturday March 14, 2020

Deadlines refer to 23:59 (11:59pm) in the AoE (Anywhere on Earth) time zone.

 

* WORKSHOP CHAIRS
David Elsweiler,  University of Regensburg, Germany

Markus Kattenbeck, TU Wien, Austria


Please contact the chairs at workshops.chiir2020@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Call for Submissions | leave a comment


Last Call for Chapters: Advances in Librarianship volume on Libraries' Roles in Increasing Consumer Health Literacy & Reducing Health Disparities

We are pleased to announce a call for chapter proposals for volume 48 of the Advances in Librarianship book series on the topic of "Roles and Responsibilities of Libraries in Increasing Consumer Health Literacy and Reducing Health Disparities." 

We are seeking submissions from a wide array of disciplines and perspectives on the many ways in which libraries are helping (and can help) to improve consumer health literacy and decrease health disparities. Both research-based and practice-based contributions are very welcome, as well as those that blend these two approaches. 

Chapter proposals of 500 to 1,000 words are due by August 15th. Acceptance notices will go out by mid-September, and full chapters will be due by January 15, 2020. Please see attached for the complete call. 
Volume Editors:
Beth St. Jean (bstjean@umd.edu)
Paul Jaeger (pjaeger@umd.edu)
Please email your chapter proposals to me at bstjean@umd.edu, and please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

Call for Submissions | leave a comment


Volunteer: Mid-Autumn Festival, Brookline Public Library, Brookline, MA

What: The Brookline Public Library's Second-Annual Mid-Autumn Festival Event

Last year, this event attracted 200+ community members over the course of two hours. This year, we've opened up our entire library at Coolidge Corner for the event and are expecting to double the number of attendees.

Where: The Coolidge Corner Library at 31 Pleasant Street, Brookline, MA  

When: Sunday, September 15 from 12 - 5 PM


Who: You! We're asking interested volunteers to commit to a minimum of two hours. Volunteers will be working side-by-side with our own librarians and staff members and gaining a behind-the-scenes view of what goes into putting on a library-wide program

12 to 2 PM: Set up

2 to 4 PM: Staffing one of the below fun activities

1) Photo booth

2) Lantern Decorating Craft Station

3) Calligraphy Station (assisting the calligrapher, managing the line, etc.)

4) Riddles in both English and Chinese

5) Delicious snacks (including traditional mooncakes)

4 to 5 PM: Clean up

If you're interested, please contact Caroline at crichardson@minlib.net

Come help us! We have delicious mooncakes, Mid-Autumn Volunteer buttons, and exciting programming experience for you to add to your resume!


*ESL ability encouraged but not required*

Volunteer Opportunities | leave a comment


Manager, Fidelity Corporate Archives, Merrimack, NH

Overall Summary
The Manager is part of a two-person team and collaborates very closely with the Director of the Archives in all aspects of the operation of the Fidelity Corporate Archives. Primarily based in Merrimack, NH, this position may require occasional trips to the Boston office.

  • Oversee the operation and maintenance of the Archives and all archival functions. Ensure the adherence of standards through the continued development and establishment of proper procedures. Maintain the intellectual and physical control of the collections.
  • Provide key support to the Archives' efforts to acquire, describe, preserve, and provide access to Archival collections.
  • Perform reference services by providing factual information to various departments within the company. Research using the physical and digital collections as well as collaborating with departments to determine the accuracy of the information.
  • Assist with preparing and processing digital assets for uploading and cataloging in the Archives' Digital Asset Management System (DAMS).
  • Create metadata principles consistent with industry standards which will provide policy and procedures for ingesting assets into the Archives department's DAMS.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work independently with guidance/direction of Director of Archives in terms of overall management of the physical archives and collections.
  • Review records inventories for all business units; identify records with legal, intrinsic, historical information that are deemed archival value.
  • Coordinate and test disaster recovery plan for the Archives.
  • Prepare (digitize on demand) and process digital assets for uploading and cataloging into Fidelity's DAMS.
  • Perform original cataloging and enter accurate and specific metadata for newly added assets as well as existing assets in company's DAMS.
  • Assist with requests for digital assets as needed.
  • Assist with Archives Services projects as needed. i.e. finding and recommending appropriate digital assets to ensure the successful completion of special/internal projects.


Education and Experience

  • Graduate degree in library science with a concentration in archival management or other related field.
  • Five or more years of experience in an Archives or library working with physical/electronic/digital resources. Experience with corporate collections preferred.
  • Background and familiarity with DAM systems.
  • Background in taxonomy, metadata and cataloging standards.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Must be able to work efficiently and meticulously in a self-directed manner and as part of a team.
  • Ability to multi-task with several complex and demanding concurrent projects.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Must be proficient using Windows platforms. Proficiency in database management, Access and Excel.
  • Additional computer skills required in Adobe Photoshop and other related applications with training and experience in scanning equipment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archives principles and practices. Knowledge of archival description and metadata standards.
  • Must be able to perform physical work including lifting and carrying boxes weighing up to 50 pounds, climbing ladders, tolerating dust.

Please apply directly through the Fidelity careers site at https://jobs.fidelity.com/ShowJob/Id/724214/Manager,-Corporate-Archives/

Archive Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England | leave a comment


Project Archivist, Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC

The Jane Kessler Memorial Archives at Penland School of Craft (the archives) collects, preserves, and makes available the records of Penland School. The archives' collections track the evolution of Penland from its beginning during the Appalachian Craft Revival into the influential adult education center that it is today. The archives collects not only the administrative records of the school, but also holds manuscript collections, maps and architectural drawings, image and audio-visual collections, objects and artifacts, and selected print materials. The archives is the only permanent collecting entity at the school.


Under the supervision of the Archivist, the Project Archivist will manage a grant-supported project that focuses on preserving at-risk audio-visual materials through digitization. This will include planning and managing the digitization of those materials by others, the implementation of a digital asset management system (DAM) for the archives, and the transfer of digital media files to the DAM. All project materials will be catalogued into the archives' existing ArchivesSpace database and records will be linked with the DAM. Planning for sustainable solutions for the management and preservation of digital files, ensuring access to these resources, and documentation of the project itself, are critical components of this work.


Please see the full job description at https://penland.org/about/jobs-internships/. The funding for this project has been secured through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the project archivist will be responsible for maintaining accurate records of project activities and outcomes that will be included in periodic reports to NEH.



JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • In collaboration with the archivist, plans for the effective preservation, access, and security of the collections as a whole and specifically develops and implements policies and procedures for the digital collections
  • Works with an external vendor to schedule and monitor digitization of 16mm film, and multiple formats of analog video and audio tapes
  • Arranges for the disposition of the resulting digital files
  • Conducts research and conveys findings by writing archival finding aids, project blogs, and Instagram posts
  • Arranges and describes simple and complex archival collections comprised mainly of visual resources, in accordance with accepted professional standards
  • Manages ingest, storage, and retrieval of digital assets; establishes protocols for downloading, renaming, backing up, rating, grouping, optimizing, maintaining and exporting digital media files
  • Familiarity with metadata schemas specific to visual resources and media files
  • Also consults with the school's IT Manager and Communications Manager to ensure open communications, systems compatibility, and to establish high standards that ensure the successful transfer and secure storage of all project materials


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Required: Formal training and professional experience--in a museum, library or archives setting--with digital archives and digital preservation
  • Preferred: Master's Degree or Master's level certificate in archives from an accredited program, with at least one year of professional experience directly related to the described responsibilities. Will consider applicant's with Bachelor's level training in museum studies, material culture, public history, digital collections, or related fields, with significant professional experience directly related to the described responsibilities


OTHER DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Background and interest in art/craft/design history, or material culture
  • Demonstrated experience with digital visual resource collections
  • Proficiency using ArchivesSpace or other collections management software
  • Experience implementing DAMs and using digital curation tools
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a small team
  • Excellent organizational, writing, and communication skills
  • Ability to bend, reach, and lift boxes or volumes weighing up to 40 lbs


Physical Requirements:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and to work at a computer. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls and to talk fluently and to hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and to walk in areas of the campus with uneven terrain. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.


Compensation:
Compensation discussions are a part of the interviewing process. Employees at Penland enjoy competitive pay, engaging benefits and a unique work environment of creative inquiry. We have a variety of seasonal, part-time and full-time positions. Classes are offered in the spring, summer and fall with a short winter residency in January and February. For more information about Penland, please visit http://penland.org/index.html.


Penland School of Crafts believes that diversity and inclusion are essential to fulfilling its mission. We want to inspire and nurture the human spirit, and we value the perspectives and contributions of all people. We want the Penland experience to include varied ideas, world views, and personal characteristics. Penland is committed to being a community that welcomes and respects everyone regardless of age, ability, ethnicity, race, religion, philosophical or political beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, nationality, geographic origin, and socioeconomic status. We are committed to providing an environment free of discrimination.


To Apply:
The position will remain open until filled, however the initial review of applications will consist of applications received by September 20, 2019. Send resume, 3 references and cover letter addressing relevant experience and interest in the position to Sally Loftis, Human Resources Manager, at hrmanager@penland.org.

Academic Positions | Archive Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Personnel Officer - Libraries, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

The UMass Amherst Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative Personnel Officer. The Libraries' Personnel
Officer develops, manages and executes services that address recruitment, retention and professional development of all staff in the University Libraries, with a special focus on fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. This position directs, manages and oversees all human resources functions, including employee relations, training and development, and employee benefits. Serves as the primary resource for the Libraries regarding all matters relative to campus personnel policies and procedures, and acts as primary liaison with Central Human Resources and other campus administrative offices relating to personnel matters. Serves as a member of the Libraries Administrative Team.


Apply: For more information, including minimum qualifications and application instructions, please visit
http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/502227/personnel-officer-libraries

Academic Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England | leave a comment


Library Clerk, Boston Architectural College, Boston, MA

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Library Clerk is a part-time, pre-professional position of 10-19 hours per week that provides assistance in multiple areas of the Library including circulation, reference, acquisitions, book processing, and shelving. The Library Clerk reports to the Associate Library Director.


PRIMARY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Circulation, shelving, and retrieval of library materials.
  • Fills requests for items on reserve and at storage.
  • Is responsible for library's opening and closing procedures.
  • Provides research and reference assistance to students, faculty, and the public.
  • Provides instruction in the use of library materials, including indexes, reference materials and electronic resources.
  • Assists with maintenance of periodical collection.
  • Assists with the physical processing and maintenance of books.
  • Assists with the creation and maintenance of LibGuides.
  • Perform Inter Library Loan request.
  • Other projects as assigned


EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
B.A. or previous library experience required. Coursework towards M.L.S. degree is highly desirable.
Must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Experience with the literature of architecture or art history is desirable as is experience with information literacy instruction and/or ease with technology and social media.

This position will work Monday  evenings 5pm-10pm and Saturdays 12-5pm with additional hours possible.


STANDARD EXPECTATIONS:
Team and Interpersonal Skills: Success in this position requires proven ability to develop professional positive rapport with other team members including support staff and senior staff.


Service Orientation: Success in this position requires a service-oriented perspective in which, to the
greatest extent possible, students and other employees are treated in such a way as to feel valued and
well served in their contacts with the facilities team as a professional representative of the BAC.

Confidentiality and Discretion: Success in this position requires the ability not only to maintain the
confidentiality of student and employee records, but also the ability to discern when it is appropriate
to divulge privileged, if not necessarily confidential, information.


APPLY HERE: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=43ed2d4f-3653-424b-a940-d35b9640807d&jobId=272478

Academic Positions | Pre-professional Positions | leave a comment


Digital Asset Interns (2), National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA

Digital Asset Interns (2 part-time positions paid)


The National Fire Protection Association's mission is to help save lives and reduce loss with information, knowledge and passion. Dedicated to the elimination of death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards, the Association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission.


The NFPA Research Library & Archives houses artifacts, images, and resources on NFPA code development and Association history, fire research, fire prevention and suppression, life and building safety. The collection of national and international resources include 25,000+ books and reports, educational and marketing media, original art, in addition to all published NFPA materials dating from the Association's founding in 1896.

The NPFA Research Library and Archives is seeking temporary help with digitizing the National Electric Code collection. The Digital Asset Intern will be instructed in the use of digital camera and microfilm reader to digitize archival bound volumes, microfilm, and loose-leaf papers.



The Digital Asset Intern will also be responsible for post-processing the scanned materials
by reviewing and correcting the digitized image; uploading into the appropriate repository,
and applying pertinent metadata.


The work environment is in the main NFPA Research Library, which is open to the public.


The skills required are:

  • Experience or training in archival processes and methods preferred, but will train
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Familiarity with office software and equipment

The position pays $15.00/hour for a total of 1000 hours. The exact hours of these positions can be negotiated.


Apply: Interested respondents should email their cover letters and resumes to: library@nfpa.org

Opportunities for Current Students | Special Positions | leave a comment


Technology Internship - Public Services Department, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Technology is essential in the modern library and solid computer troubleshooting skills are invaluable in today's job market. Newton Free Library is one of the busiest public libraries in Massachusetts and we are seeking a motivated and tech savvy individual ready to grow and use their skills to support the work of patrons and staff relying on our library technology.

The Technology Intern works directly with our highly skilled technology professionals and will gain practical experience in assisting to maintain library computers and systems (including hardware and software installations and upgrades), provide troubleshooting with a variety of computer concerns ranging from network connectivity, audio visual equipment issues, and much more.

The ideal candidate will be hard-working, a good problem solver and motivated to learn more about technology.

Hours: Flexible schedule; 8-10 hours per week.

Compensation: $12.00 hourly

Qualifications: Interest in computers, new technology and solid basic computer use skills. Demonstrated ability to work well independently and collaboratively.

Apply: Individuals interested in the above position should email a resume and cover letter to jobs@newtonfreelibrary.net by the close of business on August 23, 2019.

Opportunities for Current Students | Public Positions | leave a comment


GIS & Public Service Intern, Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Position Description:
The Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center is seeking a paid GIS & Public Service intern, beginning September, 2019.


Those who hold these internships will oversee and maintain all public-facing spaces of the Map Center, which is located inside the Central Branch of the Boston Public Library (BPL). Interns will focus their attention on enriching the visitor experience for a full array of audiences - from exhibition-viewers, to researchers, students and educators, the Leventhal Map & Education Center (LMEC) tallies an average of approximately 350 visitors per day.


Those who hold these internships will also contribute to a digital initiative funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) designed to open access to historical urban atlases of Boston and surrounding towns. Interns will use a combination of commercial and open-source GIS tools and softwares to make these heavily-requested cartographic resources more widely available.

In the role as the primary point-person to the public, those in this internship will use their knowledge of the Leventhal Map & Education Center and the Boston Public Library's numerous digital access points to assist with requests for primary source materials located at the Map Center. They will directly support Map Center librarians by fielding, recording, organizing, and garnering insights from reference requests. Interns will also
promote, gather, organize, and periodically report on various other feedback mechanisms designed to better understand public impressions of various library services, including exhibitions, research services, and public programming.

During downtime, interns will work on a variety of projects designed to open access to and foster discovery of the Map Center's historical map collections. These projects will take on the form of finding aids, library guides, websites, blog and social media content, web maps and occasionally the opportunity to hone presentation skills by developing and leading public-facing tours, talks, and workshops on a variety of topics, all related to the increased discoverability of the Map Center's primary source materials.

The duration of the internship is not limited to a specific semester or time period. Each intern will be compensated hourly for between fifteen and twenty-five hours per week. The hourly pay is $12 an hour. Scheduling is flexible, and will be determined by interns educational schedules and other responsibilities, as well as Map Center gallery coverage needs. Each intern will work approximately three days a week, and should have at least one day available on the weekend for coverage. This position is subject to a CORI check.


Public Service Responsibilities (~70%):

  • Serve as the first face of the Map Center, greeting guests, enthusing with them about maps, exhibitions, and the library
  • Maintain visual appearance of gallery and learning center by dusting, refilling brochure racks, reshelving atlases, monitoring visitors' behavior, and having a keen eye for detail
  • Provide reference to visitors; use familiarity with digital collections to answer questions and make people feel comfortable learning more about digital offerings
  • Field reference requests requiring access to rare materials and direct to appropriate staff
  • Lead weekly gallery tours and occasional talks or workshops
  • Research historical items in the collection to contribute to growing knowledge of materials, and generate content for social media posts and presentations
  • Support communications efforts of the map center by creating newsletters and other graphic design-centered tasks
  • Create digital library materials such as finding aids and library guides designed to open access to Map Center collections
  • Collect data on gallery attendance, reference and map reproduction requests and general visitors questions and impressions
  • Perform general administrative and library tasks
  • Adhere to Intern Expectations and the policies of the Leventhal Map & Education Center and the Boston Public Library.


GIS Responsibilities (~30%):

  • Contribute geographic metadata to a collection of urban atlases spanning from 1861-1965
  • Communicate with GIS Team to ensure data description and processing workflow is standardized and efficient
  • Support statistical and geospatial data services offered by LMEC and BPL librarians via the acquisition and description of local data
  • Support reference and instruction via the creation of library guides, workshops and tutorials describing LMEC geospatial services
  • Perform general administrative and library tasks


Required Qualifications:

  • Interest in any of the following disciplines: history, geography, urban planning, architecture, archaeology, political science, environmental science, computer science, education, library science or museum studies
  • Ability to perform routine tasks on a Windows PC and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to complete detailed work with a high degree of consistency and accuracy
  • Able to respectfully and effectively work with diverse visitors and staff
  • Ability to solve problems independently as well as collaboratively
  • Interest in and ability to learn unfamiliar tools, software, and hardware


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Intermediate or advanced experience with commercial or open-source GIS software (in any discipline)
  • Intermediate or advanced understanding of geoprocessing with Pytho
  • Interest in UI & UX design, data visualization, or digital humanities
  • Intermediate or advanced experience with web development, especially that related to digital cartography and GIS for web
  • Experience with principles of design and basic familiarity with Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Proficiency in language(s) other than English


To Apply:

Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered. The applicant's cover letter should speak to how their particular set of interests and skills will contribute to the goals and responsibilities described in this listing, and to the Leventhal Map Center mission at large. Send applications to info@leventhalmap.org.


About the Map Center:
The Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library develops programs which inspire curiosity and learning among people of all ages by using cartographic materials to illuminate history, geography, world cultures, science, and contemporary issues.

  • We are an independent nonprofit organization in a long-term strategic partnership with the Boston Public Library to advance a shared mission of education and engagement, and to steward the Library's cartographic collection in concert with its policies.
  • We make resources freely accessible and engaging to the public through our exhibitions, publications, lectures, workshops, classes, family programs, and website.
  • We teach students of all levels, develop and disseminate K-12 lesson plans, and train teachers to use maps effectively and creatively in the classroom.
  • We build, preserve, and digitize the cartographic collections of the Boston Public Library, Norman B. Leventhal, and the Map & Education Center, which date from the 15th century to the present.
  • We supplement the collections with digital material of historical and educational importance from partner institutions and private collections.
  • We promote the use of the collections for academic and public research.

Opportunities for Current Students | Public Positions | leave a comment


Substitute Librarian (Sundays), Reading Public Library, Reading, MA

The Reading Public Library is seeking a creative and energetic Librarian to work in a busy suburban library, 10 miles north of Boston. Responsibilities include: general reference and public service desk work, providing research, reader advisory assistance, information assistance, and customer service. Sunday afternoons (October - May), 12:45 to 5:15 p.m., plus occasional shifts as needed.


Qualifications:
Master's Degree in Library and Information Science preferred. Candidates in a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science program will be considered. Applicants must have exceptional public service and communication skills; enjoy working with children, teens and adults; and a thorough knowledge of library techniques, services, resources, and technology.

Salary: $27.65 - $29.35 expected hiring range. (Sunday rate: x1.5 rate of pay)

How to Apply:
For more information see https://www.readingma.gov/sites/readingma/files/uploads/2019_librarian_i_-_sunday_substitute.pdf

To apply please email letter of interest and resume to: Judi Perkins, Town of Reading, Human Services Division, jperkins@ci.reading.ma.us , 16 Lowell Street, Reading, MA 01867

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


Access Services Assistant (Temporary), Frances Loeb Design Library - Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Opening/closing the library
  • Supervising student workers
  • General circulation and collections activity
  • Monitoring space usage, special projects


Please note: This is a temporary position and will not exceed 90 days.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent work experience required
  • Ability to successfully deliver excellent customer service and prioritize service needs in a busy, dynamic public service environment required
  • Facility with standard office software (Microsoft Word and Excel, email, calendaring applications, etc.) required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required


How to Apply:
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to: jessica_armstrong@harvard.edu.

Academic Positions | Pre-professional Positions | leave a comment


Library Associate, Sno-Isle Libraries, Lynnwood, WA

Pay Range: $24.84 - $34.04
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 18106

Closing Date: August 21, 2019

The full-time Library Associate  position will have a focus on providing programming for children's services and may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

Job Summary
Perform skilled paraprofessional library support services to contribute to the Library District's effective operation.

Essential Functions
Provide general, basic reference and information service by: assisting customers in the use of library facilities, equipment, resources, and services. Refer complex readers' advisory and reference questions to a Librarian or appropriate staff member.

Provide courteous and efficient customer service by performing circulation desk tasks.

Create and present programming for all customer groups as assigned.

Develop program materials, including reading lists, promotional displays, and presentation materials.

Provide training to customers in basic library skills including the use of public computers, catalog and reference computers, Internet, and devices.

Assist customers in resolving technical problems or issues. Maintain and troubleshoot equipment utilized in a community library.

Perform other library support services including opening and closing buildings and assisting in maintaining the library in neat, clean, and orderly condition.

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

May be designated in charge of the community library in the absence of other supervisory staff or building manager.

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

THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Online applications must be submitted by 9:59 p.m. on the closing date. Resumes and letters of interest are encouraged and should be attached during the application process, but will not be accepted as a substitute for a completed Sno-Isle application.

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

Applicants who best match the needs of posted positions will be contacted by phone if selected for an interview. The hiring process can take a minimum of 4 to 8 weeks.

Applicants who need accommodations during the application or interview process should contact the Human Resources Department (360) 651-7000.

You must be 16 years of age or older to be eligible for employment. All offers of employment are conditioned on the provision of satisfactory proof of applicant's identity and legal authority to work in the U.S. Offers of employment are also conditioned on Sno-Isle's receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and a criminal background check, when required.

Questions may be directed to Human Resources at:
360-651-7000 (local) / 877-766-4753 (toll free) / 800-647-3753 (TTY)

Pre-professional Positions | leave a comment


ESOL Teacher, Providence Public Library, Providence, RI

The ESOL Instructor is responsible for providing instruction to adult English Language learners (ELLs) for one or more of the following class offerings: ESOL, Computer/Digital Literacy and US Citizenship Preparation. Teaching includes curriculum development, evaluation of students' progress, and accurate maintenance of all students' records. Classroom instruction should be interactive and incorporate a variety of teaching techniques, materials and resources.


Job Duties

  • Develop and implement instructional lessons based on student's proficiency level using relevant content standards.
  • Differentiate instruction and use varied instructional modalities: individualized, collaborative student groupings, whole class instruction, and blended learning.
  • Deliver learner-centered and interactive learning activities that facilitate student learning of content areas and develop their language skills, including reading, writing, listening, speaking, and vocabulary development.
  • Motivate and support adults in a culturally responsive manner; Analyze student progress to identify areas for improvement; provide on-going to feedback to students and to supervisors.
  • Document adult learner progress on formal and informal assessments and maintain necessary student information for compliance with data requirements; properly and timely administer all required testing to students.
  • Recruit, coordinate, train, and supervise volunteers and/or staff.
  • Communicate with agency staff and community partners to refer students in need of community resources.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications

  • BS/BA in ESOL/Education or equivalent;
  • Previous experience working with adults in an educational/tutorial setting;
  • Commitment to literacy and an interest in working with adults of diverse economic, linguistic, and/or cultural backgrounds;
  • Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently off-site and to problem solve; locations may include libraries, schools, work sites, community and government organizations, etc.
  • Technology skills needed to teach Northstar or other Digital Literacy curriculum;
  • Demonstrated ability to be accurate and timely in submitting required documentation;
  • Ability to work as a team, building relationships with community partners, staff, and administration in a collaborative, productive, and supportive manner;
  • Commitment to ongoing Professional Development and learning.


Salary commensurate with experience.  This is a part-time contract position, 4-8 hours per week in a
business casual environment.

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume by August 26, 2019.


Submit Cover Letter and Resume to:
E-mail: HR@provlib.org
The Providence Public Library
Attn: HR
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Pre-professional Positions | Public Positions | leave a comment


Digital Content Manager, Providence Public Library, Providence, RI

The position of Digital Content Manager requires an innovative and collegial individual to bring creativity, expertise, and leadership to the digital initiatives of Providence Public Library (PPL).  This hybrid position combines technological ingenuity, library collections, and resources and is responsible for creating, sharing, and promoting library materials online, including AskRI.org. In addition to supporting AskRI.org, the Statewide Reference Resource Center, this position is charged with building online interfaces that support to inform, educate, and inspire the public. This position also supervises a varying number of digital technology & scanning specialists who perform the actual scanning and metadata entry required to move projects forward.

The Digital Content Manager (DCM) requires expert technology skills as well as the ability to envision and help build the digital library of the future.  It is supervised by the Director of Technology and Information Services who also serves as the AskRI Director. The DCM also works closely with library administration and departmental managers including programming staff, special collections librarians, and reference/AskRI librarians.


The DCM is a key member of the Statewide Reference Resource Center/AskRI team.  As such, this position is grant funded through the state of Rhode Island from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020, with the high possibility of a renewal for a second year and beyond.  This position is expected to perform the online, social media and marketing duties of SRRC/AskRI, as well as provide technical expertise and leadership for online content for Providence Public Library.  The DCM ensures that digital projects with value to a statewide audience are a high priority. Leadership in the broader digital community is expected of the person in this position.


The DCM reports to the Technology & Information Services Director and functions as an integral team member for SRRC/AskRI services, including:

  • Key responsibility for digitization efforts, including the management of all scanning technicians and metadata entry specialists
  • Assisting with technical support for AskRI.org databases and online resources
  • Assisting in troubleshooting issues
  • Training other library staff members across the state and the public on how to use AskRI. org
  • Compiles and submits monthly statistical reports and maintain website use statistics
  • Responsible for all aspects of maintaining the AskRI website including regular updating to reflect new online electronic resources as identified by AskRI librarians
  • Ensuring that ProvLib and AskRI websites present information in a clear, easy to navigate manner for users of all abilities using current digital technologies
  • Promoting all the AskRI.org services vigorously through broad range of social media, other formats, and other venues as outlined in the contract
  • Manages the digitization staff, paid, voluntary, and work-study, in the technical processes required
  • Helps conceptualize, produce, and disseminate digital content from the library's collections and provides technical support for all content initiatives
  • Works with staff and community to brainstorm, formulate, track and help develop new digital tools
  • Provides leadership in the digitization community state/regional wide
  • Assists in managing overall content within the library's Wordpress-powered website
  • Compiles library website usage data and analytics
  • Helps build and maintain the library's digital collections CMS and Islandora repository architecture
  • Expert level HTML and CSS skills, particularly with Wordpress platform and advanced plugins
  • Demonstrable understanding  of digital preservation systems, metadata standards and digital preservation best practices
  • Develops online initiatives with an emphasis on utilizing web tools and interfaces
  • Works with department managers and programming staff to integrate a digital presence into collections and all programming as feasible
  • Miscellaneous duties, as required


EDUCATION AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Master's degree from a Museum Studies program or Library/Information Science program, or Master's degree in a relevant subject area with extensive experience working with cultural collections.
  • Two years' experience working with digital humanities or collections.
  • Experience working with digital asset management, digital repository and/or digital library systems, such as Fedora, Islandora, CONTENTdm, etc.
  • Experience working with JSON/XML.
  • Experience working Git and Github for version control and development workflows.
  • Demonstrable understanding of metadata and encoding standards.
  • Applied experience with current web and digital content technologies.
  • Self-directed, able to respond quickly to constant changes in technology.
  • Effectively plan, organize, and prioritize work assignments.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Enthusiastic attitude and ability to thrive in a highly collaborative team environment.
  • Marketing and social media experience preferred.


This position is and exempt and is part of the Union. It is also a full-time position working 35 hours per week and has a salary range of $50,000 - $55,000.


To apply, please submit cover letter and resume by August 19, 2019.
Submit Cover Letter and Resume to:
E-mail: HR@provlib.org

The Providence Public Library
Attn: HR
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


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

The Southwick Public Library is seeks to fill the role of Children's Librarian. This position is an 18 hour per week union position paying $16.94/hour. A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required (a major in Education or English is preferred). Hours of work include Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 4-8pm, Thursdays and Saturdays 10-1 (July and August M-F). A copy of the job description and employment application can be obtained by visiting the library at 95 Feeding Hills Road, contacting the library at 413-569-1221, or visiting the Town of Southwick website at www.southwickma.org. Applications must be returned in hard copy to the library. Hire is contingent upon a background check. The position will remain open until filled. Southwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Town of Southwick is an ADA/EOE/AA employer.

Pre-professional Positions | Public Positions | leave a comment


Assistant Director, Southwick Public Library, Southwick, MA

The Southwick Public Library is seeking a candidate to fill a 37.5 hour per week benefitted, non-union position. This position requires a B.A. or B.S. degree and 2-4 years of experience in library work and some supervisory experience. Experience with Evergreen is highly desirable. Pay range $40,000-$45,000 depending on qualifications and experience. A copy of the job description and employment application can be obtained by visiting the library at 95 Feeding Hills Road, contacting the library at 413-569-1221, or visiting the Town of Southwick website at www.southwickma.org. Applications must be returned in hard copy to the library. Hire is contingent upon a successful physical and background check. The position will remain open until filled. The Town of Southwick is an ADA/EOE/AA employer.   

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


Librarian, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

The Wellesley Free Library seeks a fun, fearless and flexible team player for a part-time (16 hours/week) professional Librarian position.  Reporting to the Information Services Supervisor, the primary responsibility is to assist the public in making maximum use of library resources.  This position requires excellent customer service skills, outreach and technology instruction experience, expert searching skills, and familiarity with collection and reference tools.  The Librarian responds to requests for specific information; shows patrons how to search for and locate information; provides technology instruction, Reader's Advisory service and selects materials for the collection.  Incumbents in the Information Services Department provide support and instruction to patrons in and outside of the Library on a wide range of computer applications, library services and electronic resources.

Minimum requirements:  MLS; one to three years of reference experience; excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills; in-depth knowledge of collection development; excellent computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, e-mail, Internet searches and software specific to libraries; and basic ability to troubleshoot computer hardware and software.  The hourly rate of pay is $27.24 and the position is not benefit eligible. To apply, send resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Dept., Town Hall, 525 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document to hr@wellesleyma.gov by August 25, 2019.  AA/EOE

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


Project Management and Research Assistant, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Normal Work Week: TBD, 10 - 14 hours/week

Compensation: $20/hour; academic credit also possible

Summary: The Organizational Learning department at Harvard Library is seeking an assistant to work on several projects related to professional development and library administration. Approximately 50% of the position will be to serve as a project management assistant on a grant-funded initiative focusing on experiential learning in the workplace (including in libraries). The assistant will be responsible for managing meeting records (notes, project folders, etc.), doing background research, transcribing and coding user research data, and monitoring projects tasks and deadlines.

The other 50% of this position will be to serve as a general research assistant for other projects within Organizational Learning at Harvard Library. This work may include: transcribing and coding research interviews, conducting small scale user testing, conducting literature reviews, and assisting in the creation of curricular materials for library staff.

Job Duties:

  • Attend regular project meetings.
  • Manage all project documentation and meeting minutes for grant.
  • Transcribe and analyze focus group, interview, and/or survey data as needed.
  • Gather iterative feedback on prototypes and revise materials as needed.
  • Perform background research and literature reviews in topics related to professional development and training in libraries.


Requirements:

  • Experience working in teams and managing competing priorities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Detail oriented; experience with project management preferred.
  • Experience or coursework in qualitative research methods/data analysis preferred.
  • Experience or coursework in user experience/user research preferred.
  • Experience with basic web development preferred.
  • Interest in library administration & professional development/training a plus.


Start Date: September 3, 2019 (negotiable)


End Date: May 29, 2020 (negotiable)


Application information:
Please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Kris Markman, Ph.D., Director of Organizational Learning Harvard Library
kristine_markman@harvard.edu

Application screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Academic Positions | Opportunities for Current Students | Pre-professional Positions | leave a comment


Temporary Access Services Assistant, Harvard University / Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Temporary daytime assistant needed for the Fine Arts Library for 60-90 days. Responsible for opening/closing the library, supervising student workers, general circulation, monitoring space usage, and special projects.

Schedule:

  • Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5PM. Slight flexibility to hours may be possible, but this needs to be a daytime role.


Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong public service orientation, with previous library or related customer service experience preferred
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word and Excel) as well as collaborative tools (e.g. Google Suite, Microsoft Teams, etc.)
  • Supervisory experience
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and make sound decisions; follow through to completion
  • Sensitivity to working in a diverse user environment
  • Ability to perform repetitive work tasks with overall accuracy, effectiveness, and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and identify potentially more effective methods of work operation


Full/Part Time: Full Time

How to Apply: To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Spruill Harder, sgharder@fas.harvard.edu

Academic Positions | Pre-professional Positions | leave a comment


Teaching & Undergraduate Services Librarian, Columbia University, New York, NY

The Teaching & Undergraduate Services Librarian meets the library-oriented learning and research needs of Columbia's diverse undergraduate student communities. The Librarian works to build a sustained program of excellent library teaching and learning centered on undergraduate curricula, connecting that program with the Libraries' support for the teaching and learning needs of graduate students and faculty, and collaborating with the University's Center for Teaching & Learning, the Writing Center, and additional partners. The Librarian helps other library staff members to develop as instructors, engages in ongoing teaching and learning assessment, and keeps up with scholarly and professional trends. The Librarian also collects and maintains library materials for undergraduate populations, including for the Milstein undergraduate collection. As part of the Humanities & Global Studies department, the Librarian is responsible for research consultations, instructional services, and front-line research support in person and online.

Major Responsibilities:
- Strategically coordinate and participate in the Libraries' instruction program
- Serve as a mentor to other instruction librarians
- Promote library services to undergraduate students through creative programming and partnerships
- In collaboration with Assessment and Analytics team, evaluate student learning, librarian teaching, and instruction-program success.
- Develop relationships with campus partners
- Select and evaluate materials for undergraduate collections; manage designated budgets for these collections
- Provide front-line research support in person and online
- Keep up with evolving scholarly and professional trends; contribute to the profession locally and beyond

Minimum Qualifications:
- MLS or MEd or equivalent Masters in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience
- Formal or informal experience teaching and using instructional technologies in an academic setting
- Excellent organizational and communication skills
- A strong public service ethos and commitment to the values of a liberal arts education
- Commitment to the values of diversity and inclusion


Apply online at: http://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/3796

As one of the world's leading research universities, Columbia University in the City of New York provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a dynamic, multicultural, intellectual community. The Columbia University Libraries comprises a diverse and engaged staff committed to furthering the University's teaching and research mission through innovation, collaboration, and a commitment to excellence.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strongly encourages individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to consider this position.

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Research Assistant, Archivist, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA

Research Assistant, Archivist, Global Media Manipulation Case Book (GMMCB)

10 hours a week (compensation $15 an hour)

Length of appointment: fall 2019 (with possible renewal)

 

 

The Technology and Social Change Research Project, a project at the Shorenstein Center at Harvard Kennedy School, is seeking a Research Assistant, Archivist, with an interest in social justice, digital media and online movement building, and politics and information integrity to support the collection and curation of case studies for the Global Media Manipulation Case Book (GMMCB). This archival work will be foundational to the architecture of the GMMCB.

 

 

This position is ideal for a student interested in library, information, and or archival studies.

 

 

This position is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

  

Responsibilities

  • sorting through an archive of Google alert emails 
  • creating and curating a master pull list of media manipulation cases
  • reviewing an archive of emails to identify relevant information
  • sorting of information and assigning priorities based on criteria
  • assisting with the development of archival practices and tools
  • monitoring of online media channels for additional info and cases

 

Competencies

  • good archival skills
  • familiar with memes and internet culture
  • inquisitive and resilient
  • Interest in online movements

 

Basic qualifications:                                                                                                                      

MLIS, or similar degree, in progress

 

The Technology and Social Change (TaSC) Research Project

Led by Dr. Joan Donovan (bio), the TaSC project aims to understand how media manipulation is a means to control public conversation, derail democracy, and disrupt society. The project conducts research, develops tools, and facilitates workshops for journalists, policy makers, technologists, and civil society organizations on how to detect, document, and debunk media manipulation campaigns. 

To apply please email: vanessa_rhinesmith@hks.harvard.edu

Subject heading: [research assistant application - archivist]

Please send a cover letter, resume, and one example of relevant work

Academic Positions | Archive Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England | leave a comment


Little Makers Intern, Keene Public Library, Keene, NH

Do you love working with children and their families? The Keene Public Library Youth Department is looking for STEM education interns to assist with a three-year leadership project to develop, test, and evaluate the effectiveness of offering STEM, tinkering, and making activities for children ages 2 to 6 and their families and care providers. This is an exciting opportunity for those studying or currently working in Early Education or Librarianship, but others are encouraged to apply. The internships are IMLS grant-funded, part-time positions offering $10-$15 per hour, depending on education and experience. Interns will be working on location at the Keene Public Library, 60 Winter Street, in Keene, NH, starting as soon
as possible, and will end on September 1, 2021. Internships may run for as little as three months or up to 24 months. Total working hours will be approximately 10 hours per month. Some weekday hours may be available.


What you'll be doing:

  • Working with STEM librarian educators to implement a unique program combining multi-modal STEM tinkering and making opportunities for young children and caregivers with an open-ended investigation of science concepts. 
  • Working as part of a team to design, reflect, evaluate and draw conclusions about the program.
  • Interns will be trained to facilitate and assist with the evaluation of STEM learning.  


Employment Requirements:

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent and be currently enrolled in college-level course work.
  • Be able to make a firm commitment to at least three months of service.
  • Be available to work at least 2 Saturdays per month from 9AM-1PM.
  • Have reliable transportation to and from work.
  • Be able to relate to and with children ages 2 to 6 and their families and caregivers.
  • Have excellent communication, planning, organizational, and writing skills.
  • Have an interest in making and a curiosity for learning new things.
  • Be able to work as part of a team or individually.
  • Be able to provide three professional references.
  • A successful background check is required.


Qualified candidates need to be comfortable and confident working alongside children and families to encourage them to develop a growth mindset, and communicate with curiosity, and open-ended
questions.  When working directly with children and families, interns are expected to model desired behaviors, positive attitudes about science learning, use of age-appropriate science language, scientific concepts and proper use of tools.

This is a great way for you to make a positive difference in the community!


Interested candidates should apply today: https://ci.keene.nh.us/jobs. Position will remain open until a suitable number of candidates is received.

Opportunities for Current Students | Public Positions | leave a comment


Digital Services Librarian, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

Be a part of something amazing! Check out the latest media coverage of the new East Forest Park Branch, now under construction, and apply to join the staff or refer great candidates.

The Springfield (MA) City Library seeks applications to work at our forward-looking, award-winning public library. We are recruiting candidates for a Digital Services Librarian to work at our new East Forest Park Branch Library, currently under construction and due to open this fall. Get excited about the possibilities of living and working in the city of Springfield by watching this video, then apply for this job. Appointment date will be in October 2019 with first review of applicants in August. We seek candidates who can embrace the attitude that "It's All Yours, Just Ask," and who see the library as a place to help strengthen our city through strong connections and constructive dialogue. We are here to help community members find what they need, no matter who they are, where they come from, or what they're looking for, because the Springfield City Library is their place of connection to information and knowledge, culture, and community.

Excellent customer service orientation is needed, and a "turned outward" approach to community engagement is ideal. Bilingual abilities desirable (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other community language).
The Digital Services Librarian position is based at our busy East Forest Park Branch Library and is responsible for providing reference and information services to the public, creating programming, and overseeing staff and public use of the makerspace and other digital applications at the new branch. The makerspace will be equipped with a sound booth, 3D printers, sewing machines, editing software, recording equipment, and more. The Digital Services Librarian may also assist with updating and managing the library website. Candidates should have an ALA-accredited MLS and 2 years of experience in a public library setting.

Further job details and job applications are available on the City of Springfield's website. The annual salary for the Digital Services Librarian is $53,586. An MLS from an ALA-accredited library school is required. The closing date for this position is Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at 11:59 pm EST. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply. The City requires residency within one year of date of hire. Inquiries via LinkedIn or email about this position is welcome, but all applications must be filed on the City's website.

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


Part-time Library Assistant -- Children's Room Technical Services and Circulation, Wayland Free Public Library, Wayland, MA

Description of position:

Part-time benefited position working in the Children's Department of a busy, medium-sized public library which prides iteself on superior customer service. Inputs orders, catalogs and processes materials. Performs various tasks relating to the circulation of children's materials, including but not limited to checking books in and out, collecting fines, answering patron queries, assigning new library cards to patrons, and other duties as necessary. Must be willing to pick up additional hours as needed. May be assigned responsibilities related to the opening and closing of the library facility.


Required Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's Degree required.

Experience:

Experience working with children required. A working knowledge of children's literature preferred. Familiarity with Sierra software preferred. Experience in a circulation department/tech services department and/or a children's room of a public library preferred. Demonstrated ability to interact with children and adults with patience and discretion, as well as excellent organizational talents and attention to detail. Good written and oral communication skills are essential, as is the capacity to work efficiently and energetically.


Date posted: August 7, 2019


Closing date: August 19, 2019


To Apply: Please submit a resume and  cover letter to the Human Resources Manager, Kathleen Buckley, Town of Wayland, 41 Cochituate Road, Wayland, MA 01778 or hr@wayland.ma.us. The Town of Wayland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Pre-professional Positions | Public Positions | leave a comment


Technical Services Librarian, University of Connecticut School of Law Library, Hartford, CT

 The University of Connecticut School of Law Library, located in Hartford, CT, seeks forward-thinking and innovative applicants for the position of Technical Services Librarian (University Librarian I or II.) The ideal candidate is responsible for the ordering and receiving of all new and continuing resources in a variety of formats. Other duties include, but are not limited to: collecting metrics that enhance our library's ability to implement data-driven decision-making; troubleshooting collection access and discovery-related issues; and, performing a variety of database management duties related to acquisitions, serials, cataloging, electronic resources, and collection maintenance. To apply, please visit https://jobs.uconn.edu search #2020065.

Applications due September 15, 2019.

 

Academic Positions | Law Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England | leave a comment


Electronic Resources and Collections Librarian, Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Library, Maywood, IL

Description
The Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Library Electronic Resources librarian is collaborative, proactive, and service-oriented and applies innovative approaches to electronic resources and collections operations. This position is responsible for providing leadership for strategic development and management of the life cycle of new and existing electronic resources, discovery tools, and cataloging for all library resources in all formats. The librarian proactively solicits input from faculty students, and staff, adeptly promotes HSL collections and resources, and skillfully responds to Health Sciences campus resource needs. Reporting to the Director, this accomplished professional will join a small and dynamic team of talented librarians and capably manage change in an evolving technological environment.


Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage a robust collection of electronic books, article databases, journals and other resources in support of stakeholder needs and University strategic mission
  • Lead cataloging and discovery services operations by setting well-articulated goals in concert with the Library mission. Communicate goals and policy to faculty, staff, and students
  • Maintain timely and accurate metadata about the library's resources in a variety of systems, such as the Integrated Library System (ILS), the Electronic Resource Management System (ERMS), link resolver, A-Z lists, and discovery tool
  • Manage internal software including EZProxy, Serials Solutions, and Primo/Alma
  • Design and manage collections budget to ensure judicious and timely expenditure of funds
  • Apply usage statistics and other assessment data to identify needs, evaluate current and potential licenses and to support renewals, alternative access options, and withdrawal
  • Provide detailed collection policies that define the scope and level of collections and effectively communicate them to stakeholders
  • Establish and document workflows, processes, and best practices for electronic resources acquisition, licensing, implementation, assessment, and budget
  • Develop and maintain productive and positive relationships with vendors, colleagues, faculty, students and staff


Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in library science or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree
  • 3 - 5 years of professional library experience with progressive responsibilities in technical service in an academic, research, or health sciences library
  • Proven experience researching, implementing, and assessing electronic tools and resources
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Experience in setting up, providing access to, and troubleshooting issues with electronic resources through database and web page maintenance, cataloging, proxy server, and OpenURL linking
  • Demonstrated expertise with  copy cataloging of print, electronic, and other formatted materials
  • Familiarity with local ILS, OCLC Connexion, and working knowledge of MARC editors
  • Demonstrated knowledge of classification standards (MeSH and LCSH), authority records, and current cataloging rules and standards (e.g., AACR2, RDA, MARC, DACS);
  • Working knowledge of common and emerging metadata standards such as: MARCXML, Dublin Core, MODS, XML, XSLT


Preferred Qualifications

  • Flexibility, initiative, and a sense of humor
  • Proven project management skills
  • Familiarity with biomedical research and experience searching biomedical and other health-related information resources and citation management systems
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in order to meet deadlines
  • Proficiency with at least one programming or scripting language, such as R, Python, Ruby or JavaScript
  • Strong commitment to working in a diverse and collegial atmosphere that offers ample opportunities for innovation and professional growth


Application Instructions
All applications must be submitted online: https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/11760 and include a letter of application and a curriculum vitae.   Relocation assistance will not be provided.  The position will remain open until filled.



About Loyola University Chicago - Health Sciences Division
Loyola University Chicago is a nationally recognized urban university founded in 1870 in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.  The Health Sciences Library is located in Maywood, IL and supports nursing, medical, graduate biomedical, bioethics, and public health education and the Loyola University Medical Center. Loyola is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer/educator and is committed to a drug-free and smoke-free workplace.

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Harvard Library Bulletin Editorial Assistant, Houghton Library, Cambridge, MA

Houghton Library seeks an intellectually curious, detail-oriented individual with an interest in academic writing for the position of Harvard Library Bulletin (HL) Editorial Assistant. Published by and housed in Houghton Library, HLB showcases scholarly research on collections from Harvard University libraries and archives. Between 2019-2020, HLB will go on hiatus in order to be reconceptualized as an online, open-access multimodal publishing platform. In addition to traditional text and still-image articles, HLB will also publish audio and video, virtual and augmented reality, and interactive content.

Reporting to HLB's Managing Editor, the Editorial Assistant will work with academic contributors and members of the HLB editorial team to review, edit, and prepare submissions for publication.

This is a less than half time position, working a maximum of 14 hrs per week.
 
Duties and responsibilities:

  • Manage the manuscript submission process and keep accurate records
  • Conduct and track correspondence with authors and communicate information to the Managing Editor and Editor-in-Chief as needed
  • Facilitate double-blind peer review processes by securing reviewers, preparing manuscripts for review, and relaying reviewer comments to authors
  • Consult with Harvard Library staff to assess submissions' bibliographic correctness
  • Work as part of the editorial team to ensure consistent style, grammar, and formatting, and to develop and implement style guidelines for different genres of digital scholarship
  • Help authors locate images from Harvard Library collections as needed
  • Maintain post-publication relationships between authors and HLB
  • Participate in editorial meetings
  • Other duties as assigned


Basic qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Proficiency with standard office and task-management software


Preferred qualifications:

  • Master's degree in humanities or library science
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Proven ability to be a collegial and effective member of a team
  • Demonstrated time-management, self-organization, prioritization, and problem-solving skills
  • Familiarity with the academic writing and scholarly editing process
  • Strong grasp of American English grammar
  • Experience in scholarly publication, scholarly communication, and/or digital humanities
  • Familiarity with or interest in rare books, manuscripts, and/or archival materials


To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Managing Editor, Mitch Nakaue, mitch_nakaue@harvard.edu.

Academic Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England | leave a comment


Associate Dean for Research and Learning, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH

Southern New Hampshire University's traditional campus is seeking an Associate Dean of Research & Learning who will be responsible for the vision and leadership of the Library's teaching and learning efforts across the University. The Associate Dean will clearly and effectively create, articulate, and implement strategic directions and objectives for the Library with an emphasis on inclusivity and interdependence. This is a new position for the Shapiro Library, which will join the current Library Leadership team and has been created as a result of growth and strategic planning.


We invite a transformational leader to become the new Associate Dean who shares the Library and University's vision, values, and responsibility for transforming the lives of our learners, challenging the status quo and expanding access to education. The successful candidate will demonstrate dynamic, innovative, and creative approaches to empowering and mentoring faculty and staff, leading projects and teams, solving problems, and initiating new services or products designed to meet learner needs. The Associate Dean embraces a culture that is fully committed to two things--student success and team support--which is embodied in the tenets described in the SNHU culture statements. Learn more about SNHU's culture, mission and vision inside our strategic plan.


Essential responsibilities of this position include the following:

  • Responsible for the management, development, strategy and placement of Research and Learning library faculty members
  • Engage with leaders across the University to align the Library's Research and Learning strategic and operational goals
  • Lead a team oriented approach to the design and development of high-quality, scalable, and multi-modal information literacy learning and training experiences for all University learners, faculty, and staff
  • Manage the training and development of curricular and program design collaboration with instructional designers and faculty
  • Lead by example and direction to model, mentor, and develop individuals and teams
  • Assess programs, resources, and processes within the Research and Learning environment to ensure impactful practices
  • Partner with key stakeholders to proactively and continually identify Research and Learning needs and solutions
  • Work as a collaborative partner and agile communicator between library and University departments for efficient interdependence
  • Ensure that principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility are fully integrated throughout the work of the Research and Learning team


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in library and information science, or an advanced degree in a relevant subject or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of 7 years in an academic library or related setting, in increasingly responsible positions and 5 years of experience managing full time staff and/or faculty in an academic library
  • At least 3 years of experience with a provider of distance or online education
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with emphasis on excellent communication, driving strategy, and collaboration within the Library and across the University
  • Ability to work efficiently and perceptively in a rapidly changing environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of online learning theories, instructional design, information literacy and other educational pedagogies
  • Demonstrated ability to translate innovative ideas into actionable programs or services


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in library and information science from an ALA accredited institution
  • Additional advanced degree in leadership, higher education administration, instructional design or related field
  • 10 years of experience in an academic library
  • Experience writing and implementing grants
  • Familiarity with learning management systems (LMS)
  • Experience with project management or Agile methodologies
  • Sustained record of professional achievement and engagement within higher education and libraries


Work Hours:
Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm with flexibility to meet business demands as needed.


A background check is required for employment. Please submit a cover letter, in addition to your resume, with your application.


Please follow our link to the full job description for more details and to apply: https://snhu.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/External_Career_Site/job/Manchester-NH---North-River-Road/Associate-Dean-for-Research-and-Learning_R0004832

Academic Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England | leave a comment


Part-Time Circulation Assistant, Dickinson Memorial Library, Northfield, MA

The Town of Northfield is seeking a qualified individual to serve as Circulation Assistant for the Dickinson Memorial Library.  The circulation assistant is responsible for performing a wide range of duties using Evergreen, the library's automated circulation system; taking requests for library materials; registering new patrons; providing information about library events and explaining the library's services, policies and procedures.  Collection and stack maintenance duties may include book processing, re-shelving, emptying the book drop and preparing delivery bins.

Minimum Qualifications include a High School diploma, or equivalent; computer skills; ability to provide quality customer service and an appreciation of the purposes and functions of the public library.

The position is for up to 7 hours per week: Saturdays, 10:00 to 3:00; and occasionally covering for staff shortages during the week. Compensation begins at $13.53/hour.

An application and job description may be obtained at the Dickinson Memorial Library; 115 Main Street, Northfield, MA 01360, or through our website www.northfieldpubliclibrary.org (413) 498-2455. Open until filled. EOE.

Pre-professional Positions | Public Positions | leave a comment


Fall 2019 Internship, The Municipal Library, New York, NY

The Municipal Library, a division of the New York City Department of Records and Information Services, offers an educational (unpaid) internship to a library school student. This internship can be for credit but that is not required. The Municipal Library is the official depository for publications of New York City agencies. The collection includes varied material and resources on New York City history, life and culture.


Tasks include:
Cataloging

  • Original and copy cataloging for documents using the Koha cataloging system with a MARC21 interface.
  • Assist in cataloging a backlog of over 200 items.
  • Work on cleaning up cataloging records and adding subject headings to records that have been converted from Mandarin cataloging system.


Collection Management

  • Deaccession materials that are being weeded from collection.
  • Shelving
  • Identify and help manage conservation of materials
  • Working with Library staff on monitoring and tracking submission of New York City agency publications in print and digital formats.

Reference

  • Assisting with in-person, e-mail and telephone reference requests
  • Assisting on various reference projects and learning to use the resources in the Library collection.


Qualifications/ Special Skills/Areas of study

  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.
  • Highly motivated.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Preferably should have completed basic coursework in library and information science.
  • If possible, some coursework or experience in cataloging and/or metadata


To apply, or for more information, please contact:
Christine Bruzzese,
Director,
Municipal Library
NYC Department of Records and Information Services,
31 Chambers Street, Room 112
New York, NY 10007
(212) 788-8595 cbruzz@records.nyc.gov

Opportunities for Current Students | Special Positions | leave a comment


Access Services Librarian, University of the District of Columbia, Washington D.C.

The University of the District of Columbia is currently seeking candidates for the position of Access Services Librarian. This highly visible position supports the mission of the university and division by overseeing all aspects of the library's circulation and reserves operations (Alma/Primo VE/ILLiad/Springshare). Reporting to the director of the library, the librarian works collaboratively with circulation staff and librarians to enhance existing access services and develop new services, policies, and strategies, with an emphasis on superior customer service. The librarian diplomatically responds to patron concerns, complaints, and suggestions. This is a 12-month position. Some evening and weekend work is required. 

 

The only public institution of higher education in the nation's capital, the University of the District of Columbia is a land grant institution of higher learning dedicated to providing quality, career focused undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and credentials needed to launch, enhance, or change careers. The University is a member of the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC), which manages the shared integrated library catalog, the high-density off-site shared collections facility, the consortium and interlibrary loan systems, the Islandora digital repository, and other initiatives. Librarians are expected to serve on appropriate WRLC committees and other task forces, as assigned.

 

Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit:

https://udc.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2hbyxho8x9t?preview=1

 

Please note that as this is a tenure-track faculty position, the posting includes standard language from the University regarding terminal degrees and teaching. However, this librarian position does not involve teaching so those without teaching experience should not hesitate to apply. The MLS is the appropriate terminal degree for librarians.

Applications received before September 9, 2019 will receive first consideration.

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Call for Papers: 41st annual SWPACA conference

Call for Papers

CULTURAL HERITAGE INSTITUTIONS IN POPULAR CULTURE

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2019


Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 41st annual SWPACA conference.  One of the nation's largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels.  For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/

The Cultural Heritage Institutions in Popular Culture (formerly Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Digital Humanities in Popular Culture) area solicits proposals from librarians, archivists, curators, graduate students, faculty, collectors, writers, independent scholars, and other aficionados (yes! including people who use libraries, archives, and museums!) of popular culture and cultural heritage settings of all types. We also encourage proposals for slide shows, video presentations, panels, and roundtables organized around common themes.

Some suggested topics include:

  • Histories and profiles of popular culture resources and collections in cultural heritage institutions; a chance to show off what you've got to scholars who might want to use it
  • Intellectual freedom or cultural sensitivity issues related to popular culture resources
  • Book clubs and reading groups, city- or campus-wide reading programs
  • Special exhibits of popular culture resources, outreach programs, etc. of cultural heritage institutions
  • Collection and organization of popular culture resources; marketing and ethical issues
  • Web 2.0, gaming, semantic web, etc. and their impact on libraries, archives, museums, and digital humanities collections
  • The role of public libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions in economic hard times and natural disasters
  • Oral history projects
  • Digital humanities and other digital/data-based projects on popular culture, the Southwest, and other relevant subjects, both those based in cultural heritage institutions and those in academia or other organizations.

    We encourage proposals for panels and roundtables organized around common themes.

    All proposals must be submitted through the conference's database at http://register.southwestpca.org/southwestpca

    For details on using the submission database and on the application process in general, please see the Proposal Submission FAQs and Tips page at http://southwestpca.org/conference/faqs-and-tips/

    Individual proposals for 15-minute papers must include an abstract of approximately 200-500 words. Including a brief bio in the body of the proposal form is encouraged, but not required.  

    For information on how to submit a proposal for a roundtable or a multi-paper panel, please view the above FAQs and Tips page.  

    The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2019.  

    SWPACA offers monetary awards for the best graduate student papers in a variety of categories. Submissions of accepted, full papers are due January 1, 2020.  For more information, visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/graduate-student-awards/

    Registration and travel information for the conference is available at http://southwestpca.org/conference/conference-registration-information/

    In addition, please check out the organization's peer-reviewed, scholarly journal, Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy, at http://journaldialogue.org/

    If you have any questions about the Cultural Heritage Institutions in Popular Culture area, please contact its Area Chair, Dr. Suzanne M. Stauffer Louisiana State University stauffer@lsu.edu.

    We look forward to receiving your submissions! 

Call for Submissions | leave a comment


Adult Services Librarian, The Mystic & Noank Library, Mystic, CT

The Mystic & Noank Library seeks to hire a tech-savvy, creative, self-starter to join our Adult Services team. This position is primarily responsible for developing and implementing programs and events, developing our collections, assisting patrons with reference and tech needs, and reader's advisory guidance. You also will work closely with our Youth Services Librarian to plan and execute tech programs for teens and tweens.


The successful candidate for this position will have outstanding customer service skills, strong oral and written communication skills, enthusiasm for teaching and learning new technology, and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team. Recent graduates or those nearing completion of their MLS degree are encouraged to apply. For full position description and application instructions visit https://www.mysticnoanklibrary.org/employment.asp

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


Call for proposals: MLA 2020 Turn the Tide

Do you have a program idea for the 2020 MLA Annual Conference being held on May 18-20 at the Cape Cod Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis? If so, the Conference Committee wants to hear from you!

For example, have you introduced a new program or service that you are proud of and think others might benefit from your experience? Let's hear about it!

Or, perhaps you're interested in learning more about a certain topic. You can bet others might be, too - so why not consider assembling a panel of specialists to present on it?

Submit your program proposal by October 1, 2019. You will be contacted in November after the Conference Committee has reviewed the proposal(s).

Call for Submissions | leave a comment


Evening and Weekend Librarian, Roxbury Community College Library, Boston, MA

General Statement of Duties:

Coordinates and supervises all aspects of evening and Saturday
library services. Supervises evening and Saturday circulation services. Provides reference, training and information literacy services. Initiates faculty outreach. Participates in collection
development. Edits website.
Examples of Duties:

  • Organizes and supervises all aspects of evening and Saturday library activities and services.
  • Provides reference support for students and faculty including one-on-one tutorials on the use of library resources.
  • Provides group-training/instruction sessions for students in effective use of print, database and free Internet resources for student research papers.
  • Prepares and presents library tours, orientation programs, and tailored bibliographic and information literacy instruction.
  • Serves as a member of the Academic Liaison Program providing outreach, support andinstruction / research assistance for assigned programs.
  • Through the liaison program, initiates outreach to faculty on the ways that library services and resources can assist them in classroom and distance learning instruction.
  • Participates in collection development responsibilities including assessment, weeding and selection of new print and online materials.
  • Collects library use statistics. Participates in interpreting statistics and recommends plans of action.
  • Performs inter-library loan functions using OCLC and online utilities.
  • Manages electronic resources.
  • Oversees procedures associated with serials check-in and shelving.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements
All candidates must have legal rights to work in the United States

  • ALA accredited Master's Degree in Library Science with coursework in reference, the use of non-print materials and automated/online/Internet based services and bibliographic/ information literacy instruction.
  • Prior professional level and progressively responsible library experience in the area of circulation/public service, bibliographic instruction, library automation including automated acquisitions and online database and Internet searching. Experience in a community college library preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Library Science techniques.
  • Working knowledge of basic computer business applications.
  • Working knowledge of automated library systems. Knowledge of Koha is a plus.
  • Ability to relate library collections to college curricula and course programming.
  • Demonstrated managerial ability, leadership skills and analytic skills are essential as well as excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong customer service and outreach orientation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to work with adult, multicultural and multilingual student population required.
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript preferred.
  • Knowledge of Camtasia and Captivate preferred.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Working experience in a community college setting.
  • Knowledge of library assessment techniques and tools.

Additional Information
Roxbury Community College offers competitive salaries and full benefits according to the guidelines and procedures of the MCCC Collective Bargaining Agreement. The range of the salary for this position is $56,330 to $60,000, commensurate with the qualifications and years of related experiences, with broad range of benefits.
Effective date: Fall Semester, 2019
Application Deadline: August 15, 2019


Please note that this is a Full Time position. The person in this position will work approximately 37.5 hours per week, with more expected during weeks of RCC events.


Application Instructions: https://rcc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=113406
To be considered for this position, applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter.

Academic Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England | leave a comment


Library Director, Woods Memorial Library, Barre, MA

Woods Memorial Library, Barre, MA seeks a Library Director. This position plans, defines, administers and promotes the approved program of library services; serves as technical advisor to the Board of Trustees by assisting in the formulation of department policies and long range plans, which govern the operation of the library; trains, supervises, and coordinates library staff to implement the program of services and operating procedures; develops, presents and justifies budget to all relevant departments; oversees the preparation, administration and expenditure of approved library funds; and works as a liaison with an established association to monitor and maintain the building.

A Bachelor Degree and/or the equivalent combinations of education and experience in a library setting required. This is a salaried position working a minimum of 35 hours a week and is eligible for full benefits.  Complete job description and employment application available at the Woods Library or Town Administrator's office
and www.townofbarre.com. Submit resume, completed employment application and letter of interest by 5 p.m. Friday, August 16, 2019: to Lester W. Paquin, Chairperson Board of Library Trustees, P.O. Box 489, 19 Pleasant Street, Barre, MA 01005.

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


K-12 Teacher-Librarian, Peak to Peak, Lafayette, CO

SUMMARY
All employees and volunteers at Peak to Peak work together to fulfill the Peak to Peak mission statement. The thoughts reflected in this description provide structure to the responsibilities and accountabilities for this position; however, Peak to Peak expects to employ professionals who will work beyond job descriptions, creating both a fulfilling career environment and very successful outcomes for our students. Values we hold high are: trustworthiness, honesty, diligence, open communication, fairness, and politeness, and we expect to see them evidenced in our staff, parents, and students.

The K-12 Teacher-Librarian partners with the instructional staff in the development of student literacy through the administration of the library, providing specialized instruction to students, and overseeing the selection, organization, utilization and maintenance of the library resources. Committed to the process of collaboration, the K-12 Teacher-Librarian works closely with other K-12 Library Media Center staff, the Principals of the elementary and secondary programs, the faculty, parents and students to achieve academic and personal success for students. The K-12 Teacher-Librarian reports to the Elementary Principal and is a key member of the library staff.  


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field required
  • Master's degree in Library Science and/or teaching experience is strongly preferred
  • Desire to work collaboratively in an academically rigorous, K-12 setting
  • Demonstrated experience building and managing library collections or working with automated library systems
  • Experience with college prep settings, academic research, and/or Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) programs
  • Proficient with variety of computer programs such as Google Apps or Microsoft Office Suite
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively solving challenging problems through a positive, collaborative approach
  • Expert-level written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated initiative and skills in the following areas:  relationship and community building, communication, conflict resolution, creativity, problem solving, decision making and time management
  • Strong organizational and coordination skills
  • Strong self-starter; able to work with limited direction
  • Ability to apply superb judgment
  • Knowledge of and commitment to Character Education
  • Entrepreneurial outlook and charter school commitment

Read the full job description here.

Apply here: https://www.peaktopeak.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&ModuleInstanceID=5827&ViewID=7b97f7ed-8e5e-4120-848f-a8b4987d588f&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=5835&PageID=213

Professional Jobs Outside of New England | School Positions | leave a comment


Senior Adult Services and Public Programming Librarian, Peabody Institute Library, Peabody, MA

The Peabody Institute Library in Peabody, MA is seeking a Senior Adult Services and Public Programming Librarian. This position reports to Assistant Library Director and Library Director. Responsible for public services, reader's services and public programming at a busy public library, including collection development, programming, marketing, and reader's advisory; participates in the hiring of assigned personnel; oversees Creativity Lab makerspace and supervises programming librarian, plans, implements and oversees educational, cultural and technology programming; performs and delegates collection development responsibilities under the direction of the Director or Assistant Director. Represents the library through community outreach and in professional organizations such as NOBLE; must maintain and develop professional skills.

In the absence of the Director or Assistant Director, the Senior Adult Services and Public Programming Librarian assumes responsibility for the operation of the library and the enforcement of its policies.

Public Programs and Marketing:
-Develops and conducts or coordinates educational, cultural, and technology programs for the public based on community needs and interests
-Oversees the operations of the library's Creativity Lab makerspace and coordinates programs in conjunction with the Creativity Lab Programming Librarian
-Coordinates publicity for library program, including quarterly events brochures, weekly e-newsletters, and social media
-Successfully writes grants and secures outside funding for library initiatives and programs

Public Services
-Provides circulation, reference, and reader's advisory services to patrons at public desk
-Answers advanced reference inquiries referred by other staff
-Assists patrons with library technology; troubleshoots hardware, software, and network problems

Policy and Planning:
-Develops and implements departmental goals and objectives
-Assists Director and Assistant Director with policy development for the library

Collection Development and Management:
-Responsible for the development and management of library collections as assigned
-Develops and manages annual department collections budget
-Keeps statistics relevant to the department and submits monthly reports to Director

Staff Supervision:
-Supervises Creativity Lab Programming Librarian
-Participates in hiring and supervising assigned staff
-Provides or coordinates appropriate departmental training
-Evaluates staff as requested by Director
-Assists Director and Assistant Director with developing comprehensive training program for all library staff

Outreach:
-Identifies outreach possibilities to bring library services and information to new and/or underserved audiences
-Provides appropriate remote library services offsite, community based locations
-Builds and maintains community partnerships that expand the reach of the library

Qualifications:
This position requires an MLS from an ALA-accredited institution. Candidates who are currently enrolled in such a program and who have demonstrated progress toward an MLS degree may be considered. Successful candidates will have at least two years relevant experiences that includes outstanding public service, instruction, and technology skills, and experience supervising others. Schedule includes one evening per week, and every 2nd Saturday.

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Education: MLS/Masters

Salary: Starting at $29.01/hour

How to Apply:
Please send resume and letter of application to:


Melissa Robinson
Director
Peabody Institute Library
82 Main Street
Peabody, MA 01960
mrobinson@noblenet.org

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


Assistant Director of Technology and Administration, Holbrook Public Library, Holbrook, MA

The Holbrook Public Library seeks an innovative, creative and service-oriented professional for the position of Assistant Director of Technology and Administration. The Technology Librarian is a member of the management team of the Holbrook Public Library.  The position's main focuses are on the technology/networking needs of the library and administrative duties.  The position is covered by an individual contract with the Board of Library Trustees of the Holbrook Public Library and is overseen by the Library Director. AA/EOE


Technology Duties:
- Administers and maintains the integrated library system (currently SIRSI Workflows), electronic resources access, and discovery platforms; troubleshoots issues that may arise with these tools.
- Provides technical expertise, day-to-day administration, and broad support for traditional and emerging library hardware and software solutions and standards.
- Manages library systems and platforms and their performances, often in conjunction with the OCLN and library vendors.
- Serves as point of contact to library systems and emerging technology vendors.
- Adapts and/or adopts technologies in support of evolving library reference, instruction, and access services models.
- Works collaboratively with others on systems-related, technology-related, and digitally-based services and projects.
- Provides written reports, assessments, analyses, and documentation as needed and upon request.
- Understands, reports, and responds to library systems-related needs.
- Advises, trains, and teaches staff, and patrons in new library technologies.
- Provides library systems support to library colleagues.
- Participates in library committees as appropriate.
- Participates in responsibilities for library policy decisions and project planning through committee and work group assignments.
- Contributes to the profession and maintains professional knowledge through participation in appropriate state, regional and national library (and related) organizations.
- Stays current with developments in library and educational technologies; stays current with developments in librarianship and higher education generally.
-- Assisting the Director with software updates and hardware maintenance.- Ability to work effectively in a team setting and independently in a changing work environment.
- Broad familiarity with library operations, procedures, and best practices, especially but not exclusively in relation to systems and technology issues.
--Reports directly to and works under the supervision of the Library Director but functions independently. 
--Responsible for coordinating and supporting Library website and Internet services;
--prioritizes support and troubleshooting of administrative LAN
--Maintains records of software licenses, warranty, and repair documentation. 
--Responsible for supply, equipment and peripherals budget requests.  

 

Administration Duties (shared with other Assistant Director positions)

--Prepares and files weekly payroll to be approved by Library Director.
--Prepares and files all vendor bills and contact information; vouchers approved by Board of Library Trustees.
--Supervises all professional, support and volunteer staff in the absence of the Library Director.  
- Provides instruction in library skills for staff and library users.
-- Under the supervision of the Library Director, is responsible for planning, organizing, operating and managing technology driven resources and the automated network system. 
-- Maintains library website and other related sites and social media accounts.
--Assists Library Director with long-range planning, financial management, budget preparation, collective bargaining agreement issues, and development of recommendations for library policies and procedures.
--Works on cooperative ventures with town-wide groups, keeps informed on trends in the literature and role of department services, takes active role in professional groups and attends workshops and conferences.
-- Directs the development, repair and maintenance of the library building and grounds in the absence of the Library Director.
-- In the absence of the Library Director, performs his/her duties as necessary to maintain normal Library operations.
--Attends meetings of the Library Board of Trustees when requested to attend.
--Performs other related duties as assigned by the Director.  


Qualifications

-Recommended Minimum Qualifications: Graduate of a four year college with a Master's degree in Library Science or an equivalent degree, with two (2) years related work experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Salary: $25.26 per hour 20 hours per week.  Schedule may include evenings and Saturdays.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to:

Donald Colon, Library Director at dcolon@ocln.org

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


Information Services Librarian, Sargent Memorial Library, Boxborough, MA

Job Title: Information Services Librarian                          

Job Purpose: Under the direction of the director, provide library services to patrons and the community that would advance the Library's mission to offer free and accessible information and resources that fosters learning, exchange of ideas, information literacy, and social engagement to the surrounding communities.

Essential Functions

  • Provide patron services in person, over the phone or via email respectfully, attentively, effectively, and efficiently.
  • Provide user-focused reference and reader's advisory services.
  • Work with the director to create and disseminate library marketing materials including email newsletter, press releases, social media, and website content.
  • Prepare and maintain booklists, and in-house book/media displays as appropriate.
  • Assist with the planning, presentation, delivery and/or hosting of Library programs, events, or classes.
  • Manage and update public use computers, and provide basic trouble shooting services to patrons.
  • Participate in the public service desk rotation, as required.
  • Keep abreast of new web/mobile apps/software/hardware trends for patron use, analyze and recommend adoption of new technologies.
  • Keep abreast of current trends in the field through participation in user groups and attendance at conferences, workshops and meetings.
  • Perform related work as required and assigned


Abilities

  • Communicate clearly, both orally and in writing
  • Create and maintain positive staff relationships
  • Successfully work independently and in a team setting.
  • Explain network circulation policies and procedures.
  • Analyze and identify community needs and tailor programs and services to meet those needs.
  • Creatively solve problems, negotiate and handle stressful situations in a positive manner
  • Demonstrate positive attitude, excellent interpersonal skills, cultural sensitivity, and a sense of humor in working with customers, coworkers, and community
  • Set priorities
  • Demonstrate innovation and flexibility
  • Work varying shifts, including evenings and weekends.


Education and Skills

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Knowledge of library principles, trends, and services.
  • Confident in all matters of technology.
  • Proficient in the use of social media.
  • Knowledge of and experienced in basic, user-centered web design.
  • Public library experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows operating system, Microsoft Office Suite, and Evergreen or other ILS, is preferred.


Physical Demands

  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is continuously required to communicate by talking and listening, use of fingers and hands, repetitive motion and sitting.
  • Frequently required to stand, walk, reach, and feel. Occasionally bend, stoop, grasp and rarely to feel, kneel or crawl.
  • The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to 15 pounds on a regular basis such as files, books, office equipment, etc., may infrequently require moving materials weighing up to 35 pounds.
  • Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 75% of the work period while operating equipment such as computer keyboard, calculator, and standard office equipment.
  • High volume environment with high accuracy requirements for numeric and alpha processing.


Hours: 32 hours a week and 1 or 2 Saturdays a month.

Compensation: This is a benefited position. $21.44 - $26.31 in ten steps.

To Apply
Please send cover letter and resume to Peishan Bartley (pbartley@cwmars.org)

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


Research & Instruction Librarian, Simmons University, Boston, MA

Simmons University is looking for a Research and Instruction Librarian to join our team in Beatley Library. The Library staff provides exceptional service to a diverse population within a strong liberal arts curriculum and highly ranked professional, graduate programs and is committed to the University mission of providing transformative learning that links passion with lifelong learning.  

Reporting to the Deputy Director of the Library, the Research and Instruction Librarian joins a team of professionals who provide user-focused services to students, faculty, and staff. The successful candidate should demonstrate an enthusiastic commitment to inclusive excellence, an openness to collaboration and teamwork, and the ability to engage in the development of innovative and responsive approaches to teaching and learning, in both face-to-face and online modalities.   

Resume review will begin on September 3, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://simmons.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Simmons-Careers/job/Main-Campus---Boston-MA/Research---Instruction-Librarian_R06129.

    

Academic Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England | leave a comment


Part-Time Reference Librarian, Northfield Mount Hermon, Mount Hermon, MA

Northfield Mount Hermon seeks a dynamic self starter to work at the library's reference desk and provide research, citation and technology assistance to students. This position will cover the circulation desk as needed and oversee the work of student library assistants. During evening hours responsibilities include providing an adult presence and helping to maintain study hall conditions.   

The successful applicant will have a Master's degree in library science or equivalent experience and at least one year's experience providing reference assistance and public services in a library. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a demonstrated capacity to work effectively with colleagues and other members of the community. Evening work and occasional weekends required.

Candidates should have a demonstrated interest in making a positive impact on the lives of adolescents and embrace the opportunity to work with a diverse community in a boarding school environment. 


Read the full job description here.


To apply for this position, please stop by the office of Human Resources to complete an application, or send or e-mail a cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources

Northfield Mount Hermon 

One Lamplighter Way, Mount Hermon MA 01354

Phone: (413) 498-3229; Fax: (413) 498-3240

E-mail: hr@nmhschool.org

**Screening will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. **

Northfield Mount Hermon is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Professional Job Listings in New England | School Positions | leave a comment


Library Assistant, South Hadley Public Library, South Hadley, MA

The Town of South Hadley seeks qualified applicants for the part-time position of Library Assistant at the South Hadley Public Library. The successful candidate must be organized, possess the skills to provide excellent customer service, able to handle multiple tasks at once, and be a self-starter.

Duties include all circulation desk tasks including check in, check out and renewing library materials; issue new cards; aid patrons on how to use the online catalog; assist and instruct patrons on how to use the library's computers, printers and other machines; provide reader advisory information to patrons when requested.

Assists patrons with basic readers advisory, computer troubleshooting and ready reference assistance. Provides assistance, as required, in all departments of the library including Circulation Services, Adult Services, Youth Services and Technical Services/Cataloging.

This is a non-benefited position and the hourly rate is $15.00.  The work schedule is 15 hours a week including at least one night per week and part of a rotating Saturday schedule.

High School diploma or equivalent required with additional course work in library science desirable; two years experience in an office or library setting; experience in automated library systems and public libraries preferred; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Click here to read the full job application and apply.

The Town of South Hadley is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Pre-professional Positions | Public Positions | leave a comment


Call for Participation: ACM CSCW 2019 Workshop: Good Systems: Ethical AI for CSCW

Abstract: Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing work, including what it means for cooperative work to be supported by computers. The increased use of AI in Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) can lead to many advantages, including increased productivity and efficiency, but it can also include several potential ethical trade-offs, such as invasions of privacy, loss of autonomy, and job displacement. This workshop will explore the ethical dimensions of AI in CSCW, building on Good Systems, a UT Grand Challenge. Specifically, the workshop will focus on the need to design AI to work for all users and to avoid bias through the use of universal design as well as the need for AI and CSCW researchers to interact with policy and legal experts to work together to ensure that AI will be developed in an ethical manner with sufficient consideration of its societal implications, and also that AI will be regulated and legislated in ways that will maximize its benefits to all people.

Good Systems: Ethical AI for CSCW
ACM CSCW 2019 Workshop
Austin, TX
Sunday, November 10, 2019

To Participate: Please submit a 1-page position paper (PDF) on the future of AI (what it will and/or should be) via e-mail to GoodSystemsCSCW@austin.utexas.edu by August 30 (early bird) or September 30 (late breaking). Workshop registration is also required.

Workshop Organizers:
Ken Fleischmann, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin
Sherri Greenberg, LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin
Danna Gurari, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin
Abby Stangl, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin
Nitin Verma, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin
Jaxsen Day, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin
Rachel Simons, School of Library & Information Studies, Texas Woman's University
Tom Yeh, Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado Boulder

Call for Submissions | leave a comment


Special Libraries Association Webinar

Take advantage of Special Libraries Association's Education Division free Inside Byte's webinar on August 9, 2019 1:30 PM EST.

Our featured presenter is Samantha Bouwers is currently serving as a librarian at educational testing company ACT, Inc. There, she orchestrates research and knowledge management projects, maintains the corporate archive, develops a diverse collection of materials, and supplies chocolate to desperate researchers and test writers.

She will share how organizations are applying best practices in program analysis onto library services management. Regularly gathering and evaluating key performance metrics on library services help improve the awareness and impression of stakeholders while also providing tools for library management to accurately assess the success of services and workload of staff.  Sam (a solo corporate librarian) will talk about her experience gathering data and feedback from customer interactions, standardizing that data where possible, analyzing it to improve services and collections, and creating dashboards to present internally to staff and management.


To attend this  webinar, simply register at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8913306855607701250 This monthly webinar provides a venue for gaining current knowledge in the field and networking.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Brought to you via GoToWebinar® and Webinars Made Easy®
The Special Library
Webinars Made Easy®

Professional Development | leave a comment


Technology Librarian, The Belmont Public Library, Belmont, MA

The Belmont Public Library is seeking a Technology Librarian to join their team. The Technology Librarian coordinates the library's technology infrastructure and all system planning including networks, hardware, software, databases, wireless Internet, and related equipment. The Technology Librarian also conducts computer training for library staff and the public and performs reference librarian duties. The work is performed under the supervision of the Coordinator of Technology & Technical Services.

Responsibilities include developing the Library's technology growth, analyze and evaluate current and future needs for technology, develop a technology plan with the Coordinator of Technology and Technical services and manage the implementation of the plan. Additionally the Technology Librarian will develop and implement training for library staff and patrons, receive and evaluate requests for information and document computer matters. This position tests and troubleshoots electronic equipment, installs and configures new equipment and software and performs preventive maintenance and repairs.

Additional responsibilities include serving as the website administrator, technical liaison to the Minuteman Library Network for needs related to technology. This position works with Town and School IT professional to collaborate on opportunities. In addition the Technology Librarian maintains the technology budget, computer warranties, software license and service contract files. The Technology Librarian will work on the Reference Desk as part of the professional librarian rotation and serve as designated "Person in Charge" of the library as part of a regular rotation. The Technology Librarian also supervises a Technology Intern.

This is a full time 35 hour per week position covered under a collective bargaining agreement with the Belmont Librarian's Association. The starting hourly rate is $35.041 for FY 2020 and qualifies for the Town's comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental and life insurance, paid vacation, sick, personal and holiday leave. This position also qualifies for the Town's pension plan.

For the full job description please visit The Town of Belmont's Human Resources page here --------->

https://www.belmont-ma.gov/human-resources/pages/job-openings

Qualifications
Qualifications include Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school with one year reference library experience and three to five years of experience in computer troubleshooting, software, hardware, networks and other information systems for library applications. Knowledge of library work principles and practices, use of library resources and information technology.

Full/Part Time - Full Time
Education - MLS/Masters
Salary - 35.041 per hour
Closing Date - August 16th, 2019


How to Apply
Please send a resume, cover letter, and complete Town application (http://www.belmont-ma.gov/human-resources) to the Town of Belmont, HR Dept., 455 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA 02478 or humanresources@belmont-ma.gov or fax to 617-993-2471 by the closing date of August 16, 2019. The Town of Belmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


Librarian III: Supervisor of Youth Services, The Public Library of Brookline, Brookline, MA

The Public Library of Brookline is seeking a dynamic, innovative and creative youth services professional to provide leadership and technical expertise in the management of a large, busy, urban youth services department. Under the direction of the Library Director, the Supervisor of Youth Services will be responsible for the leadership of the Childrens, Teen and Tween staff at the Brookline Village location, they will plan and schedule programming, and oversee collection development of youth materials across all three locations. Manages library materials, supply, and youth services budgets; represents the library at Minuteman youth services interest groups, and responsible for long and short term strategic planning.  Builds strong community relationships and generates publicity by creating promotional materials. Leads orientations, visits, and promotes materials and services to the public. Strong social media and marketing skills and a highly developed awareness and understanding of emerging technologies. Supervises the Ideaspace, the librarys new maker space.  Must have a robust understanding of library ethics. Works closely with library administration to coordinate and leverage shared services within the Town and the network. Develops and proposes youth services policy to the Library Director for submission to the Board of Library Trustees.

The Public Library of Brookline, a member of the Minuteman Library Network, is a vital community center, with a main library and two branch libraries that boast some of the highest circulation numbers and innovative offerings in the State.


Qualifications
Masters in Library Science from an A.L.A.-accredited institution required; three to five years of experience with youth services in a library environment with at least two years of related supervisory experience. Significant experience with personal computers and library automation systems required. Ability to deal with all members of the staff and public in a courteous and tactful manner; work with a high level of detail; prioritize multiple tasks and to deal effectively with interruptions. Strong leadership skills and the ability to identify and to analyze complex issues and develop appropriate recommendations.


Full/Part Time: Full Time
Education: MLS/Masters
Salary: $66,302.87 DOQ
Closing Date: August 16, 2019
How to Apply: Resume and cover letter to https://brooklinema.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/b9c206e5-bfc5-fc9f-efd5-3f68d546fe7b/apply?source=1098912-CS-27261

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


Copyright Librarian, U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI

Don't miss out on this opportunity to practice librarianship in this highly desirable location: Newport, Rhode Island. The U.S. Naval War College (NWC) Library is hiring! The NWC Library invites applications for a newly created position as Copyright Librarian in the Circulation Department. Named in honor of Rear Admiral Henry Effingham Eccles, the Library recently adopted a Learning Commons model with the completion of a new, state-of-the-art, 86,000 square foot facility that brings together under one roof the Library, Writing Center, Information Resources Department (IT), Dean of Students, Café, and Bookstore. The Copyright Librarian serves as a knowledgeable and service-oriented licensing and copyright professional who leads the copyright program for the NWC. This includes performing a variety of functions and processes that relate to the implementation of copyright policy, formulation of procedures, licensing negotiation, workflows, and obtaining c