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2017 Summer Fellowship Program, Rhode Island Department of State, Providence, RI

The Rhode Island Department of State is now accepting applications for the 2017 Summer Fellowship Program.

This summer we are offering qualified students the opportunity to gain real-world work experience and make a serious, positive impact for the residents of Rhode Island. Applicants must be enrolled in a college or university and able to work Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Past Summer Fellows at the Rhode Island Department of State have made an impact by working on exciting projects such as:

  • Developing social media marketing plans
  • Performing data analysis and laying the foundation of future business data tools
  • Investigating correlations in election demographic data and presenting suggestions on improving voter turnout
  • Designing and developing forms used by thousands of Rhode Island businesses for improved business outreach

Those participating in the Department of State Summer Fellowship program will work directly with experts in their field, network with state political leaders, and have opportunities to present their summer projects to Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea.

The Fellowship will run from June 5 through August 11. This year's projects include:

  • Developing civics and public history programming, including exhibitions
  • Assisting with library and/or state archives operations, including cataloguing, research, and developing web content
  • Analyzing and evaluating elections administration data
  • Researching legislation
  • Working on technology and communications projects that improve how the Department of State connects Rhode Islanders and their government

Those selected will earn $15.00 per hour and will be matched to a department based on course work, experience, and interest.

The application deadline is Friday, April 21, 2017. All qualified applicants are considered regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Apply today to begin making a positive impact for Rhode Islanders!

Applications may be filed online at http://www.applyri.gov

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Adult Services/Reference Librarian, Sturgis Library, Barnstable Village, MA

General Summary: Responsible for the management of Adult and Reference Services, including reference and research assistance, design and implementation of programs and services to adults, materials selection, collection maintenance, and outreach to adults in the community.

Education/Experience/Skills Required: BA/BS required; MLS desired. Three years prior professional library experience is required. Creativity, enthusiasm, and the ability to provide a welcoming atmosphere for library visitors are key components of this job. Excellent customer service skills, and sensitivity and discretion in dealing with confidential patron information essential. Attention to detail & ability to work independently are equally vital. Strong computer skills and knowledge of automated library systems required. 

Hours: 28 hours per week. Some evening and weekend hours required.

Salary Range:  $20-$23 per hour, depending on experience. Benefits include health, dental, and retirement.

Other: All newly hired personnel must submit to a Massachusetts CORI check.

TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume and the names of three professional references to: Lucy Loomis, Library Director at sturgislibrary@comcast.net.

Resumes may also be mailed or faxed, but an email address must be included for follow-up. 

FAX: 508-362-5467
Mailing address: Lucy Loomis, Library Director, Sturgis Library, PO Box 606 , Barnstable, MA 02630.

Application deadline: April 8th, 2017

Anticipated position start date: May 1, 2017

The Sturgis Library is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive appropriate consideration without regard to non-merit factors such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, and sexual orientation except where specifically authorized by law, age, politics or disability which do not relate to successful performance of job duties.

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Dean of Library Services, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

The Dean of Library Services is an innovative and collaborative leader who provides strategic direction for all functions of the Wallace Library in partnership with other academic units and in support of the mission of the College. The Dean of Library Services will articulate and implement a compelling strategic plan for the future of Wallace Library, based on a perceptive and inspirational vision of the future of academic libraries. The Dean's vision will continue to transform the Library into a dynamic academic hub that serves the needs of all members of the Wheaton community.

The Dean of Library Services serves as the primary advocate for the Library, both internally and externally. Anticipating future opportunities and challenges, the Dean collaborates closely with faculty and administrators to continually align and integrate the Library into the academic life of the College. To that end, the Dean builds communities of practice and interest across campus and actively seeks both resources and external support for the Library's programmatic initiatives, including, but not limited to, its programs to promote information literacy across the curriculum and the use of digital methods and technologies in the classroom.

The Dean of Library Services provides accountability for the Library by preparing and administering an approximately $2.75 million operating budget; ensuring that its collections and resources align with and meet the needs of Wheaton's curriculum; hiring and managing a diverse and dedicated staff; and developing a culture of assessment of library services and outcomes. The Dean is also charged with fostering an organizational climate based on respect, service, teamwork, communication, professional growth, and responsibility in which diversity, creativity, and innovation thrive.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Spearhead all strategic planning and fundraising activities related to the Library and its service of the broader College mission. 
  • Help to conceptualize and develop a recently proposed Center for Teaching and Learning.
  • Foster a creative environment that supports innovative teaching by faculty and staff, consistent with the pedagogical and administrative goals of the College. 
  • Take an active and visible role on campus and serve on various committees. 
  • Represent the Library at professional conferences and committees both locally and nationally, including as the representative of Wheaton College on the Executive Board of the HELIN library consortium.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science program, and a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in library administration, preferably in an academic institution, required, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Creativity, vision, curiosity, and a passion for serving students and faculty.
  • Active engagement with current library scholarship and research and a strong record of service to the library profession.
  • Significant experience with library budgets, library operations, and the recruiting, hiring, management, and leadership of professional and paraprofessional staff. 
  • Experience with strategic planning and project management. 
  • Experience with the development and implementation of assessment programs of library services, including knowledge of user needs and satisfaction studies. 
  • Experience with accreditation processes.

For the full job description and to apply please click here: https://jobs.wheatoncollege.edu/postings/2017

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Part Time Audiovisual Archives Internship, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA

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

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

The Audiovisual Archives has openings for one or two interns to work part time. Please include the following materials in your application:

Cover letter stating why you are interested in an internship in the Audiovisual Archives and expected graduation date. Please include the listing number, 17-AV- 02, in the cover letter.

  • Résumé
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Application form (attached)

Closing date for this posting is 9 April 2017. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications are accepted electronically with the subject line stating "AV Internship Application-17- AV-02- [Your Name]" to laurie.austin@nara.gov.

Candidates must be US citizens currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, ideally in archival studies, public history, or a program in media arts with a strong audiovisual focus. Interns will receive a monthly stipend of $560 (part time, 16 hours/week) paid on the 15th of the month. The internship will begin on or around May 15, 2017. The archives are open Monday through Friday, 8:30-4:30.

JOHN F. KENNEDY LIBRARY FOUNDATION

Internship Application Form

Please complete this form and submit it with your unofficial college or university transcript, letter of recommendation, cover letter, and résumé.

Internship Vacancy Announcement Number:__17-AV- 02_ ___________________

Name: ____________________________________________________________________

School (temporary) Address: __________________________________________________

City: __________________________________ State: _______ Zip: ___________________

Home (permanent) Address: ___________________________________________________

City: __________________________________ State: _______ Zip: ___________________

Telephone(s): Home: __________________________ Cell: __________________________

Email: _____________________________________________________________________

College/University: __________________________________________________________

Major Subject/Graduate Program:_______________________________________________

Date of (expected) graduation:__________________________________________________

Courses enrolled in during term of this internship (summer applicants please write in "summer"):

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Period of Internship:

  • Spring (December 15-May 15) ☐
  • Summer (May 15-August 15) ☐
  • Fall (August 15-December 15) ☐

Structure of Internship:

  • Full-time (40 hours per week) ☐
  • Full-time (32 hours per week) ☐
  • Part-time (16 hours per week) ☐

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Head of Public Services/Research & Instruction Librarian, Cascadia College/University of Washington, Bothell, WA

THE LIBRARIES  ­­

Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with collections exceeding 9 million volumes, over 500,000 electronic books, more than 120,000 currently received journal titles, as well as millions of scholarly resources in other formats. Beyond the strength of local collections and digital resources, the UW Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, faculty partnerships, global reach, extensive assessment efforts, and  diverse, award-winning staff. The Libraries plays a significant leadership role regionally as a member in the groundbreaking Orbis Cascade Alliance and throughout the profession as evidenced by the number of its staff selected for competitive leadership programs and honored by professional association lifetime achievement awards.

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON BOTHELL AND CASCADIA COLLEGE LIBRARY

The University of Washington Libraries serves the students, faculty, and staff of Cascadia College and the University of Washington Bothell at their co-located campus in Bothell, located 18 miles north of downtown Seattle. UW Bothell currently offers programs in Business; Computing and Software Systems; Educational Studies; Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; and Nursing and Health Studies. More information on UW Bothell and its programs can be found at http://www.uwb.edu. Cascadia College offers a wide range of Associate degrees and certificates, and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainable Practices. More about Cascadia College can be found here: http://www.cascadia.edu/.

Diversity is a core value of the UW Bothell and Cascadia College Library.  We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.  A majority of our students are first generation college attendees or are from underrepresented groups.  Library staff work collaboratively to provide culturally relevant services and resources that reflect the diversity of our campus community, and to foster an inclusive learning environment for our users. Information about the Library's Equity, Diversity, and Social Justice program is available here:http://libguides.uwb.edu/libraryEDSJteam 

THE POSITION

Under the general direction of the Associate Dean and Director of the Bothell Campus Library, the Head of Public Services provides leadership and strategic visioning for Research Services (in-person and online reference)  and Access Services (Circulation, Stacks Maintenance and Interlibrary Loan) at the University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College Library.   This position is responsible for developing Library-wide user-centered public services standards and best practices, in collaboration with other Library unit heads, supervisors and staff.  This position works with Library and the campus community to foster an inclusive environment that prioritizes diversity. 

The Head of Public Services serves on the Bothell Library Leadership Team.  This group functions as a collaborative group that advances the mission, vision, and values of the Library.  Leadership Team members are the principal stewards for Library resources and are accountable for ensuring that resources are used wisely and effectively to meet the needs of our users. Leadership Team members serve as advocates for their areas of responsibility, representing Unit needs, priorities and perspectives in planning discussions.

The Head of Public Services also works collaboratively with colleagues across the UW Libraries in support of our tri-campus "One Library Three Campuses" system:  http://www.lib.washington.edu/dean/tri-campus


SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Responsible for policy development, operations, and personnel management for Access Services (Circulation, Stacks Maintenance and ILL).  Establishes priorities and coordinates work within the department and with other library units. The Head of Public Services directly supervises the Access Services Manager.
  • In collaboration with the Access Services Manager, supports ongoing training and development opportunities for library staff and student employees.
  • Leads the operations of in-person and online reference services, in consultation with the Library's Head of Teaching and Learning.   Onboards new librarians and provides ongoing support to all librarians in the provision of reference services.
  • Facilitates collaboration and communication among Research Services, Access Services and Technology Services units to ensure high quality user services in-person and online.
  • Monitors emerging trends in reference and access services and suggests courses of action; plans for future needs in the areas of staffing, funding and additional service requirements; provides leadership in the assessment of reference and access services.
  • Participates in work related to the UW Libraries' shared Integrated Library System as appropriate.
  • Contributes to the Library's ongoing work related to Open Educational Resources.
  • In collaboration with the Library Administrator and Head of Collections, takes the lead in managing utilization data for internal and external reporting and strategic planning.  Liaises with institutional research staff at the UW Libraries, UW Bothell and Cascadia College as needed.
  • Provides circulation and reference services at the Library's Information Commons Desk and online through the UW Libraries Q & A Live digital reference service.  Schedule may include occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Under the general direction of the Head of Teaching and Learning, may provide some classroom and online instruction for targeted courses within the Library's integrated information literacy curriculum at the lower division.
  • In partnership with the Head of Collections and the Manager of Access Services, coordinates the activities of Access Services to maximize the accessibility of the collections for use by the Libraries' clientele, while maintaining concern for proper care and preservation of library material.
  • Leads the development of safety trainings for library staff.  Acts as primary liaison with Campus Safety Office and Emergency Preparedness Manager for security and evacuation/emergency related issues. 
  • Oversees, monitors, and responds to violations of the Libraries Code of Conduct, in consultation with the Library Administrator.  Advises the Director on security and disruptions procedures.  

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  • Three or more years of experience in a supervisory, management or leadership role.
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge of reference services and/or access services functions.
  • Supervisory experience that demonstrates strategic thinking, managing, motivating, and leading teams of library staff.
  • Experience working in a college or university library.
  • Strong user centered public service philosophy.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a collaborative, team-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues and opportunities in enhancing access to library collections and services.
  • Familiarity with assessment and evaluation methods; creative, innovative and motivated to engage in ongoing assessment of services.Experience or demonstrated knowledge in working with students from diverse backgrounds, interests, and abilities who possess a wide range of educational goals.
  • Familiarity with information literacy concepts, trends, pedagogies and assessment. 

SALARY

$55,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.  An Administrative Supplement will be established at the time of appointment.

RANK

Position will be at rank of Sr. Assistant or Associate Librarian, depending on qualifications and background.

BENEFITS

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

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply for this position, please submit the following information to libhr@uw.edu:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Assistant Director, Libraries Academic Human Resources).  Please also address in your cover letter how your qualifications and experience inform your ability to work with diverse students, faculty, and staff.
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)
  • Public Services Philosophy:  Applicants are also to provide a separate statement of no more than one page addressing their experience and philosophy in the provision of public services.
  • Please use "Librarian Application: Bothell Head of Public Services" in the subject heading.
  • Please submit all components in a single-sided, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space during the course of the search. Campus constituents may have access to some material, including CVs.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, April 21, 2017.

University of Washington Libraries Home Page is http://www.lib.washington.edu.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the University is required to verify and document the citizenship or employment authorization of each new employee. 

For questions about this position, or questions regarding potential disability accommodations, please contact Laura Lillard at libhr@uw.edu.

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Public Library Director, Frank L. Weyenberg Library, Mequon-Thiensville (Milwaukee area), WI

The Board of Trustees of the Frank L. Weyenberg Library of Mequon-Thiensville seeks a dedicated and energetic leader to serve as Library Director. This position is open due to the retirement of the current director.

The library is a joint library that serves the 27,000 residents of the north suburban Milwaukee communities of Mequon and Thiensville. These communities, located on the western shores of Lake Michigan, offer small-town charm, a high quality of life, and easy access to the urban amenities of a large city. The library is a cultural focal point for the community, known for its emphasis on the arts and innovative technology. It operates with an annual budget of $1M+ in a beautiful Georgian style brick building of 33,600 square feet. Weyenberg Library enjoys strong local support, including a very active Foundation.

For information on the community and the library and to apply for the position, please visit www.johnkeister.com/weyenberg

Applications received by April 17 will receive first preference. We welcome phone and email inquiries.

John Keister and Associates
Executive Search for Libraries
www.johnkeister.com
info@johnkeister.com
p: 847-955-0541

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Librarian, Department of Planning and Natural Resources, Saint Thomas, VI (Virgin Islands)

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources is attempting to fill the position of Librarian I.

JOB DEFINITION

An individual in this position requires advanced professional knowledge f the theories, skills and techniques of library science and management for use in a library. The individual is required to perform specialized library functions and may thus possess knowledge of basic principles, theories, practice, terminology and expressions of a discipline or specialized subject-matter areas such as materials on the Caribbean and V.I. Documents. Specialization in either of the areas of technical services or cataloging, systems, children's and young adult librarianship; Special collections or public services will be required.

REQUIRED EDUCATION A Master's degree in Library Science is required.

APPLICATION PROCESS Resumes should be submitted to Celia Jackson-Williams, Personnel Relations Administrator via mail: 8100 Lindberg Bay, Ste. #61, Cyril E. King Airport, Terminal Bldg., Second Floor, St. Thomas, VI 00802; or via email to celia.jackson-williams@dpnr.vi.gov ;Telephone Number is (340) 774-3320

This position is posted until a candidate can be identified.

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Visiting Residency Librarian and Visiting Assistant Professor (Four Positions), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL

 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Library is pleased to announce a new opportunity for early-career librarians to gain professional experience and mentoring through a new library residency program. The residency program is offered to librarians within two years of receiving their degrees. The University Library seeks opportunities to help early career librarians embark on successful careers in academic and research libraries. Through the program, the residency librarian will gain in-depth work experience in academic librarianship, will be introduced to academic library administration, and will gain experience designing, conducting, and sharing the results of a research project. As part of a cohort of new professionals, the resident will benefit from mentoring and the opportunity to work closely with a group of individuals in the University Library. Individuals hoping to help the library advance and with the interest in developing themselves as a professional and scholar are encouraged to apply.

Time period:  Start date August 16, 2017 through - August 15, 2019

We are recruiting to fill four, two-year positions with individuals who desire to build their skills and contribute to one of the following four areas of strategic importance and need to the institution: African American Studies Resident, Data Visualization, Digital Humanities Pedagogy, and Digital Preservation.  .

Information on the projected responsibilities of the four positions is available here: http://www.library.illinois.edu/residency.

 

Environment

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Library is a leader in the delivery of user services, and active programs in information, instructional, access, and scholarly services which help the Library to maintain its place at the intellectual heart of the campus. The Library also holds one of the preeminent research collections in the world, encompassing more than 13 million volumes and a total of more than 23 million items. The Library is committed to maintaining the strongest collections and service programs possible, and to engaging in research, development, and scholarly practice - all of which support the University's missions of teaching, research, and public engagement. The Library employs approximately 90 faculty members, and more than 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. For more information, see: http://www.library.illinois.edu/

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • ALA-accredited Masters of library and information science or an equivalent degree received in 2015-2017 with degree received by August 16, 2017.
  • All successful applicants will have demonstrated ability to work collegially and cooperatively with others in a team environment.
  • All successful applicants will have demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in writing as evidenced by their cover letter
  • Familiarity with or demonstrated interest in the area(s) of librarianship relevant to the specific residency positions in which the candidate has an interest.

Preferred:

  • African American Studies Resident :
    • Additional advanced degree in a humanities or social sciences discipline, with a focus on African American Studies;
    • Familiarity with or demonstrated interest in digital publishing and scholarly communications;
    • Teaching experience or experience conducting training;
    • Familiarity with collection development in an academic library setting    
    • Data Analytics and Visualization Resident:
      • Coursework or experience in data visualization;
      • Familiarity with data visualization tools (e.g., Tableau, Splunk, R);
      • Familiarity with best practices in data visualization;
      • Coursework or experience in statistical analysis;
      • Familiarity with conducting training and teaching, and developing program materials;
      • Demonstrated ability to remain conversant with newly evolving technologies;
      • Digital Humanities Pedagogy Resident:
        • Knowledge of or demonstrated experience with research methods and tools in digital humanities, especially for text analysis or digital publishing;
        • Demonstrated experience or familiarity with teaching workshops or conducting other types of training events, especially for digital tools;
        • Demonstrated experience with instructional design or development of program materials;
        • Ability to remain conversant with newly evolving technologies;
        • Digital Preservation Resident:
          • training or professional experience in digital preservation and born-digital content processing and/or data curation;
          • knowledge of best and evolving practice for providing access to content stored in proprietary, obsolete, and threatened file formats;
          • ability to install and evaluate computer programs;
          • demonstrated interest in developing digital preservation procedures and policy;
          • strong project management and research skills

Position Available:  The expected start date for the four Visiting Resident Librarians is August 16, 2017

Salary and Rank:  The salary for all four positions is $50,000. A relocation allowance will be provided to offset documented expenses. Successful candidate will join the University Library as Visiting Assistant Professors.

Terms of Appointment: Twelve-month appointment; 24 annual vacation days; 11 annual paid holidays; 12 annual sick-leave days (cumulative), plus an additional 13 sick-leave days (non-cumulative) available, if needed, each year; health insurance requiring a small co-payment is provided to employee (with the option to purchase coverage for spouse and dependents); required participation in State Universities Retirement System (SURS) (8% of annual salary is withheld and is refundable upon termination), with several options for participation in additional retirement plans; newly-hired employees are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security and are subject to its deduction.

Campus & Community: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to the state and the nation. It employs 3,000 faculty members who serve 31,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate and professional students; approximately 25% of faculty receives campus-wide recognition each year for excellence in teaching. More information about the campus is available at www.illinois.edu.

The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population of 100,000 and are situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution. For more information about the community, visit: http://illinois.edu/about/community/community.html or http://www.ccchamber.org/.

To Apply:  To ensure full consideration, please create your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your letter of interest (detailing which position or positions you are interested in being considered for and details about your skills and experiences in that area),curriculum vitae, and contact information (including email addresses) for three professional references. Please see this web page for more information on each position (http://www.library.illinois.edu/residency).  Samples of relevant work or links to portfolios are also appreciated. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please contact Library Human Resources at 217-333-8169.

Deadline: In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by April 17, 2017. The review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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

 The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

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Library Director, Leominster Public Library, Leominster, MA

The Leominster Public Library Board of Trustees seeks an innovative, dynamic, community-minded leader with proven management skills to serve as Library Director.

The library serves the 41,000 residents of Leominster, as well as many non-residents from the surrounding communities of North Central Massachusetts.  Located in the downtown area of one of Massachusetts' Gateway Cities, the library is housed in a 1910 Carnegie library building that was renovated and expanded to a 44,500 square foot facility in 2007.  This busy customer-service oriented library is well respected in the community, presenting almost 500 programs for all ages annually with a $1.4M budget, a dedicated staff of 19FTE, volunteers, and a dynamic Friends' organization.

Working under the direction of the Board, and under the supervision of the Mayor, the Library Director is responsible for overall management of the library's services, programs, and facility to ensure it effectively meets the cultural, educational, informational, and recreational needs of the community.

Candidates must possess experience with municipal finance, personnel management, facility management, library technology, and have successfully worked with a Board of Trustees, municipal officials and community/professional organizations. The ability to articulate the vision and role of the library in the community and to advocate for the library is essential. The ideal candidate must be a proven problem solver with strong decision making capabilities.

Qualifications: Master's degree from an ALA accredited program in Library Science, including a Certificate of Professional Librarianship issued by the MA Board of Library Commissioners; a minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible library experience, with 3 or more years of proven budgetary experience and personnel management. Previous experience as a Director or Assistant Director in a public library is highly desirable.

Selected candidate must successfully pass a CORI, pre-employment physical with drug screening and background check.

SALARY RANGE $80,117 - $103,598

While the review process for applications begins April 28, 2017, the positon will remain open until filled.

Letter of Interest, Resume, and Contact information for three references to:

Wendy Hurley, HR Director
City Hall
25 West Street
Leominster, MA 01453
whurley@leominster-ma.gov

EOE/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

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2017 Digital Commonwealth Annual Conference

2017 Digital Commonwealth Annual Conference "Charting the Digital Future"
April 4, 2017, at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
Early Registration Deadline March 28, 2017


This year's keynote addresses are:

Fake News Literacy: What Is the Role of Libraries and Other Cultural Heritage Institutions? with Mary Minow.
Sham sites, misleading news, highly partisan manipulations, clickbait, satire and just plain disfavored facts. What role do librarians, archivists, and curators play in helping users discern the probability of truth? Is information literacy the same as "fake news" literacy? What responsive activities are cultural heritage institutions undertaking today, and what might or should they do going forward? What is the responsibility of digital repositories in harvesting and making accessible information that is accurate and dependable? How can political neutrality be maintained given the landscape of 2017 and beyond?

Digital Commonwealth Repository System Update: Year in Review & Future Directions
with Eben English
This talk will provide a review of the features and collections added to the Digital Commonwealth system over the past year, such as the new administrative interface and ability to download source files. Plans for additional features and future system updates will be discussed, including a report on efforts to make the source code behind the site more extensible and shareable, as well as ongoing efforts around migrating metadata to Linked Data RDF. In addition, this session will also revisit usage statistics and user behavior patterns for the Digital Commonwealth site in an attempt to further explore user behavior, site traffic sources, popular content, and the impact of metadata quality on discoverability.

Some of this year's breakout sessions include:

  • Creative Commons Crash Course
  • Social Life of Digital Collections
  • Building Primary Source Sets for Students and Teachers
  • Evaluating photographic images for copyright infringement
  • Update from the DPLA
  • Building a Digital Humanities Community at Salem State University
  • Collaborating with the Digital Commonwealth: how to prepare your materials for digitization (step-by-step)
  • Metadata mysteries: unraveling the magic and the myths behind the data that drives Digital Commonwealth

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Archival Intern, Temple Sinai, Brookline, Massachusetts

Temple Sinai, Brookline, Massachusetts is seeking a qualified undergraduate or graduate student to sort, catalog and archive a small collection of Jewish liturgical music and books.  The intern must  be able to work independently and begin work as soon as possible.  The deadline for project completion is the end of May, 2017.  

A small stipend may be available. 

To apply, please email a resume and letter of interest by April 1, 2017 to:
Linda Katz
executivedirector@sinaibrookline.org

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Assistant/Associate Professor, Valdosta State University Department of Library and Information Studies, Valdosta, GA

The Department of Library and Information Studies invites applicants for an academic, tenure trackfaculty position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. All Valdosta State University faculty share the responsibility of teaching courses at multiple levels as needed in their respective disciplines.To carry out our comprehensive mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to successfully engage students as they launch or continue their intellectual journey.

Applicants will be expected to teach in a variety of library and information studies curricular areas;conduct relevant scholarly research or equivalent activities; and provide service to the Department,College and the University as well as perform other duties as assigned.

Required qualifications include:

  • Earned doctorate in Library and Information Studies or closely related field (PhD or E.D.)
  • MLIS, MLS, or equivalent professional degree from an accredited library and information science program.
  • Professional work experience in a library or information center.
  • Clearly articulated academic research agenda that demonstrates potentialto meet tenure requirements and contribute to scholarly literature.
  • Online higher education course teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to team-based departmental management model.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Experience teaching online graduate MLIS courses.
  • Experience in mentoring or advising students.
  • Familiarity with adult learning styles.
  • Demonstrated experience with collection development.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching collection development courses.
  • Knowledge of both quantitative and qualitative research designs.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching Social Science research courses.
  • Ability to evaluate scholarly communication in student work.
  • Willingness to assist in admissions and recruiting.
  • Familiarity with learning assessment methods.
  • Understands program assessment in higher education.
  • Demonstrated experience with ALA COA accreditation process
  • Demonstrated experience with project management in an academic setting.
  • Commitment to service in an academic setting.

The Department of Library and Information Studies offers a fully online MLIS curriculum accredited by the American Library Association Committee on Accrediation (ALA COA). Successful candidate will be required to maintain a physical presence at the campus during the work week. For more information on this position please contact Dr. Linda Most, Department Head via email lrmost@valdosta.edu or phone 229-245-6534. 

Online application is required and should be submitted at https://valdosta.peopleadmin.com/postings/13090 . Deadline to apply is April 14, 2017.

Valdosta State University is an Equal Opportunity educational institution and has a strong institutionalcommitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from abroad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.Valdosta State University has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexualorientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.

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Administrative Assistant, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries seek a highly organized, resourceful individual to provide high-level administrative support in its busy technology and top administrative offices. This position provides an excellent opportunity to support the daily activities, exciting initiatives and broader service mission of a dynamic academic research library.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Administrative Assistant has primary responsibility for supporting the 20 staff in the Information Technology and Digital Development directorate. S/he provides coverage in the Building E25 technology suite: receiving and directing visitors; maintaining office supplies and location cleanliness; managing facilities, equipment, space and access needs; and acting as an information hub and resource to local staff. S/he provides comprehensive direct support to the Associate Director for Digital Projects and Associate Director for Information Technology and Digital Development in addition to providing light support to the ITDD directorate's three department heads. Administrative support tasks range from basic to highly complex: delivering mail; managing calendars; making travel arrangements and reporting expenses; scheduling and managing events scaling from departmental to organization-wide; maintaining wiki/CMS; purchasing technology and supporting inventory tracking; printing budgets and assisting with forecasting; proofreading; assisting with space-planning and -improvement efforts; onboarding incoming staff; and supporting project management or governance activities. The ideal candidate is comfortable with change, an active and thoughtful contributor to directorate culture, and a champion for morale building within the work group. As a member of the Office of the Director support team, the Administrative Assistant provides coverage for other team members during absences and works to collaboratively meet the administrative support needs of the overall senior management group. The Administrative Assistant reports to the Senior Administrative Assistant who manages the distribution of tasks, provides guidance, and reviews the work of the support group.

QUALIFICATIONS: At least 3 years direct/related experience. Advanced computer skills in Windows environment and software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, as well as comfort with learning additional programs/systems. Excellent administrative and organizational skills; critically, the ability to manage competing priorities. Keen attention to detail and demonstrated ability to analyze and solve problems, bringing tasks and projects to full completion. Ability to work independently and resourcefully with minimal supervision and frequent interruptions. Positive service attitude with demonstrated initiative and ability proactively forecast customer needs. Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion in a dynamic environment. Superior written and oral communication skills, patience and diplomacy, and ability to work effectively with a diverse group of people. Proven dependability and record of reliable and punctual attendance. Desirable: Associate/Bachelor's degree. Work experience in an academic environment or research library. MIT experience a plus. Exposure to project management techniques and tools beneficial. Experience with Concur, SAP, CMSs, wiki management, Visio, Adobe Creative Suite, and Asana (or other task management system).

HOURS: 35 hours per week. Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (schedule to be determined)

HOURLY RATE AND BENEFITS: $22.00/hour minimum. Actual based on qualifications and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and fully subsidized MBTA passes for local bus and subway service. The MIT Libraries affords a flexible and collegial working environment and provides opportunities for training and skill development.

Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu/. Applications must include cover letter and resume. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from women and ethnic minority candidates. Individuals who enthusiastically embrace the empathy, courage, self-reflection and respect of a multi-cultural, diverse and inclusive workplace, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions are encouraged to apply.

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Resource Sharing Manager, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Department Harvard Library - Access Services, Resource Sharing
Salary Grade 056
Union 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Duties & Responsibilities

Access Services staff members are expected to provide services at the highest level of patron satisfaction while utilizing best practices to meet patron needs. Additionally, Access Services staff members are committed to delivering high-quality customer service; timely access to collections; maintaining the integrity and security of library resources and materials; and accommodating user needs in accordance with the priorities and objectives of the Harvard Library.

Under the direction of the Associate Director of Access Services for Collections Management and Resource Sharing Operations, and as a member of the Access Services team, the Resource Sharing manager is responsible for managing, implementing and training the resource sharing team, including Interlibrary Loan, Borrow Direct, and Scan & Deliver, best practices for the Harvard Library. The position is responsible for the management of borrowing and lending workflows for all resource sharing units including liaison activities with other library units to ensure fulfillment of patron's expectations and scholarship support, and represents Harvard Library in Borrow Direct operational meetings. The manager will also perform long-term oversight and management of OCLC use by Harvard Library.

This individual will be responsible for maintaining and troubleshooting current systems (ILLiad, Aeon) as well as their interoperability with other applications such as Aleph. The incumbent will assist in applying programming and scripting languages in support of the technical requirements and production needs for application implementation and maintenance, and assists with the development and/or customization of APIs and other tools for automation and innovation within the applications.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for the effective supervision of 6 FTE staff including prioritizing and assigning work, performance management, and training
  • Advise on Resource Sharing policy, enforcing and analyzing policies and workflows for the Harvard Library including borrowing, lending, scan & deliver, Borrow Direct, and other resource sharing areas
  • Identify, write and train on best practices for Resource Sharing, including Interlibrary Loan, Scan&Deliver, and Borrow Direct
  • Liaise with other stakeholders to support scholarship and access to collections both at Harvard and worldwide
  • Create, maintain, and analyze Resource Sharing data and prepare reports
  • Ensure effective timely, efficient and excellent service to patrons of Resource Sharing services by exploring new trends and through the evaluation of current procedures
  • Work closely with Resource Sharing staff and other stakeholders to solve problems or implement new procedures across the Harvard Library; provide assistance and support to other Resource Sharing locations in the Harvard Library
  • Assist with the tracking and resolution of problems/issues related to ILLiad and Aeon, to support Resource Sharing and Special Collections; participating in upgrades of systems software and conducts testing, including staff clients, server issues, and patron web pages
  • Create and edit ILLiad and Aeon addons using Visual Basic, .NET Framework, Lua, HTML5, Javascript, CSS3, and SQ for integration with HOLLIS+, Worldcat, and institutions such as the British Library, National Library of France, and the National Library of Medicine
  • Configure and maintain Application Programmable Interfaces (API) to facilitate Resource Sharing shipments
  • Create macros using Macro Express to expedite cleanup of patron and library records in ILLiad
  • Create and update library records in the circulation and cataloging modules of Aleph to support Resource Sharing transactions that were created with the NCIP ILLiad addon
  • Make recommendations for improvements to applications, including drafting specifications for new programs to customize or extend the functionality of ILLiad, Aeon, and other Access Services software
  • Assist in preparation and coordination of technical and end-user documentation for Aeon\
  • Prepares and runs database queries and statistical reports from Microsoft Access and/or Cognos to ensure turnaround times are being met
  • Edit and maintain ILLiad patron web pages using the ILLiad Customization Manager, HTML, CSS, and JQuery
  • Actively participate in resource sharing initiatives on university-wide committees

Basic Qualifications

  • Masters of Library Science or equivalent education or work experience required
  • Minimum of three years of academic library experience and strong public service orientation required
  • Three or more years' supervisory experience with demonstrated commitment to mentoring, training, and staff development.
  • Two or more years' recent experience using OCLC resource sharing software or ILLiad to process requests in lending and borrowing
  • Demonstrated experience training on technology and workflows required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of one or more ATLAS systems (Aeon or ILLiad) required
  • Working knowledge of OCLC, online catalogs, bibliographic databases and resource sharing software and associated tools required
  • Working knowledge of development or customization of APIs required

Additional Qualifications

  • Knowledge of a scripting language such Java script or PHP.
  • Knowledge of current access services protocols (NCIP, OpenURL, etc)
  • Experience with database technologies (such as MySQL, Oracle, and the SQL language).
  • A minimum of five years of experience providing interlibrary loan, document delivery and/or reserves services in a large research library preferred
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication abilities and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient knowledge of MS Windows and Office Suite required
  • Ability to think analytically and explain technical concepts and functions to non-technical staff
  • Must be energetic, flexible, and team oriented
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work productively in a team environment with minimal supervision; Ability to perform repetitive work tasks with overall accuracy, effectiveness, and attention to detail and outstanding organizational skills required
  • Demonstrated aptitude for problem solving and performing neat, detailed, accurate work
  • Sensitivity to working in a diverse user environment
  • Ability to solve problems effectively and exercise discerning judgment
  • Prior experience with hiring, training, scheduling, and distributing workflow for staff, students or temporary staff preferred
  • The ability to regularly lift and move loads weighing in excess of 50 pounds
  • Demonstrated team building and personnel management.
  • Advanced proficiency using ILLiad or Aeon, including customizing templates, routing rules, and custom queries

Additional Information

At 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 encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities to apply 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.

A global leader, the Harvard Library is a pre-eminent research library that acquires, disseminates, and preserves knowledge. Harvard's Library holdings range from traditional print collections to rapidly expanding inventories of digital resources. It is the work of the Harvard Library to provide the University's faculty, students, and researchers--now and in the future--with comprehensive access over time to all of these materials.

Learn more about our contributions to the academic enterprise by visiting us at http://lib.harvard.edu/about-us and about the Harvard University community at http://hr.harvard.edu/why-harvard. The Harvard Library is a proud member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance.

To learn more or apply for either of these roles, please visit: http://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs

After selecting Administrative/Staff Jobs (either internal or external), click 'search openings' and then enter the Requisition ID 42011BR in the Auto Req ID Field.  

Pre-Employment Screening

  • Criminal
  • Education
  • Identity

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 or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Access Services Librarian, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Schedule Tuesday-Saturday 9-5
Salary Grade 056
Union 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Duties & Responsibilities

Access Services supports the Harvard Library mission by delivering a high standard of service; cultivating a welcoming environment that is supportive of academic research and inquiry; stewarding the university collection; and connecting the academic community to the vast array of library resources. We support the teaching and scholarly mission of the University through collaborative partnerships with the community of students, scholars and professionals at Harvard and beyond.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Access Services for Faculty of Arts & Sciences (FAS) Libraries, the Access Services Librarian leads a team of Access Services staff at the Harvard Fine Arts Library, Chemistry Library, and Physics Library to provide access to Harvard Library and its collections. In addition, the Access Services Librarian assists the Associate Director of Access Services for FAS Libraries and a fellow Access Services Librarian in coordinating daily operations and maintaining services across the FAS library system. The Access Services Librarian performs a variety of managerial and operational duties requiring substantial knowledge of library systems and procedures to provide access to collections, process library materials, and assist patrons in the use of library resources. This highly visible position operates in a busy environment and involves actively assisting users and monitoring multiple library functions.

The regular schedule for this position may include work on holidays, inclement weather and official University closings. Assigned hours may change throughout the year based on the Academic Calendar. Approval for requests for time off during these periods is at the discretion of the supervisor based on business need. The schedule of this position is Tuesday through Saturday 9am-5pm; scheduled hours subject to change based on annual academic cycle and department needs.

  • Management and Leadership: Direct and supervise the daily Access Services operations of Harvard's Fine Arts Library, as well as operations at Harvard's Physics and Chemistry Libraries; lead day-to-day activities for a group of 5.6 FTE (full-time employees); manage public service, circulation, reshelving, and resource sharing activities, setting high patron service standards and solving complex and time-sensitive problems; responsible for ensuring that unit meets operational expectations, including hours of operation and service standards; plan and prioritize daily workflows; assign tasks and projects to team members; approve reported time and paid time off requests for staff; communicate departmental goals, policies, procedures, and best practices in staff meetings and through written documents; collect and monitor information about library usage, workflows, and processes; develop, document, and refine procedures and workflows; coordinate activities with other Access Services units, work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve common goals; offer input into hiring staff, manage performance evaluations of team staff
  • Circulation: Oversee the Access Services work areas; oversee tasks associated with the automated circulation system (charge/discharge and renew materials, create holds and recalls, change item statuses); communicate and enforce library policies; assist patrons with the use of the HOLLIS catalog and the library system to manage patron account information; process item requests; manage requests for off-site Depository materials; process incoming Harvard Depository materials and transfers from other libraries; support security measures; supervise student workers.
  • Course Reserves: Manage course reserve operation at the Harvard Fine Arts Library; organize workflow and distribute work to staff and student workers; process course reserve requests and perform physical processing of reserve materials; supervise student workers processing reserve materials, communicate reserve policies and procedures to students, faculty, and teaching staff
  • Library Equipment: Oversee,maintain, troubleshoot, and coordinate service maintenance for public photocopiers and scanners, public computer workstations, public printers, and microform readers; assist patrons in using Crimson Cash and/or local School-based print accounts
  • Student Workers: Hire, supervise, train, adjust schedules, and assign tasks to student workers; oversee performance of daily tasks; address coverage gaps; approves reported time for student workers
  • Information Services: Answer informational and directional questions about the Harvard Fine Arts Library and other Harvard Libraries; use the HOLLIS catalog and Aleph to locate materials and answer user questions; appropriately refer patrons with questions that require significant subject expertise; maintain an awareness of role of Access Services and its function within the Harvard Library and the University as a whole
  • Stacks Maintenance & Reshelving: Process materials for reshelving and reshelve materials; monitor and maintain collection stacks in proper order and oversee arrangement of items on shelves; supervise and assign tasks to student workers charged with reshelving and stacks maintenance projects; participates in collection management projects
  • Resource Sharing: Support resource sharing activities, including processing Scan & Deliver, Borrow Direct, Interlibrary Loan workflows, and overseeing student workers; help troubleshoot workflow or equipment problems
  • Physical Facility: Monitor building; maintain awareness of physical condition, use of space, etc.; identify and resolve/report problems as appropriate; conduct periodic building walkthroughs and clear building at closing time; assists users with disabilities in accessing library materials
  • Fines & Billing: Oversee the provision to patrons of basic information regarding overdue fines owed and refers patrons to the library billing office as appropriate.
  • Other: Resolve high-level problems for users through the exercise of sound judgment and the interpretation of established guidelines; develops and implements procedures and workflows, initiates improvements; collect and record information about library usage, workflows, and processes and create reports; effectively communicate with library patrons and colleagues in person, by telephone, and through email and other electronic media; work cooperatively with other library departments on projects and to coordinate routine workflows; participate in committees and working groups; support Access Services activities in other units; other tasks and duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications

  • Masters of Library Science or equivalent education or work experience required
  • Minimum of three years of academic library experience and strong public service orientation required
  • Three or more years' supervisory experience with demonstrated commitment to mentoring, training, and staff development.

Additional Qualifications

  • 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 MSLIS degree or equivalent experience strongly preferred
  • Study in history of art/architecture or arts-related field strongly preferred
  • Academic library experience is strongly preferred
  • Experience with an online library catalog and management system (particularly Ex Libris's Aleph or Alma systems) and familiarity with electronic academic library resources preferred
  • Bibliographic facility in western European languages preferred
  • Sensitivity to working in a diverse user environment
  • Ability to solve problems effectively and exercise discerning judgment
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work productively in a team environment
  • Ability to perform repetitive work tasks with overall accuracy, effectiveness, and attention to detail
  • Adaptable, able to flexibly adjust to changing workplace needs. Please note that this an all hands on deck environment so flexibility regarding the range of daily activities is critical.
  • This position involves regularly lifting and moving loads weighing up to 50 pounds; must be able to push heavy library book trucks
  • This position requires bending, squatting, stretching, and climbing small step stools when needed to retrieve books and shelve them

Additional Information

Learn more about our contributions to the academic enterprise by visiting us at http://lib.harvard.edu/about-us and about the Harvard University community at http://hr.harvard.edu/why-Harvard.

To learn more or apply for either of these roles, please visit: http://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs

After selecting Administrative/Staff Jobs (either internal or external), click 'search openings' and then enter the  Requisition ID 42107BR in the Auto Req ID Field.  

Pre-Employment Screening

  • Criminal
  • Education
  • Identity

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 or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Scanning Assistant (Temporary/Casual position), MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

MIT Libraries' Digital Collections and Reformatting Team, Scanning Lab

  • 35 hours/week, scheduled M-F between 8:00am and 6:00pm (some flexibility)
  • $16/hour without benefits
  • Starting ASAP and continuing for 1 year term with a possibility of term renewal

The Scanning Assistant will participate in multiple workflows within the Scanning Lab. 
Duties include:

  • Participate in the article scanning for Document Delivery workflow. Accurately scan and send copies of articles electronically to patrons inside and outside of MIT. Follow up on any delivery errors that may occur. Ensure that all billing information is applied as required.
  • Participate in the workflow for On Demand requests of Institute Publications (theses, reports, working papers). Accurately scan, post process and deliver requests electronically or print physical copies if requested. Perform data entry and maintain statistics. 
  • Participate in E-Reserves Scanning Workflow. Accurately scan requested readings ensuring they are within "Fair Use" guidelines for copyright law. Maintain communication with the MIT Libraries' Reserves Team regarding requests and deal with discrepancies that may arise. Maintain statistics.
  • Participate in and possibly coordinate Scanning projects that come into the Lab. Work together with other staff on long term projects while maintaining quality standards and facilitate communication amongst the group. Maintain statistics. 

Skills required: ability to lift 40 pounds, manage competing priorities, attention to detail, comfort with following detailed procedures, demonstrated success sustaining productivity, facility with standard office computer programs, flexibility to adapt to changing workflows, knowledge of scanners and imaging software

Skills preferred: experience with digital scanning (flatbed/overhead scanners) or digital photography, Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, OCR

Send resume and cover letter to Jenn Morris, Digital Imaging Manager, j_morris@mit.edu

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Paul Whiteman Archive Intern, Williams College Libraries, Williamstown, MA

Williams College Libraries' Department of Special Collections welcomes applications from current graduate students in library science, information studies, preservation, archives or a related program for a summer internship in archival processing. This is a full-time (37.5 hrs/week), 10 week, temporary position beginning June 2017. The internship provides practical experience to current graduate students interested in pursuing a career in a special collections library setting.

Reporting to the College Archivist, the intern will process portions of the Paul Whiteman Papers. Paul Whiteman (1890-1967) was known as the "King of Jazz" for popularizing American jazz during the 1920s. Not only did he make significant contributions to the canon of American music, but he also had a sizable impact on the emerging industries of music recording and radio.

Responsibilities

  • Apply archival principles to rehouse and arrange portions of the Paul Whiteman Papers.
  • Apply archival standards (including EAD and DACS) and tools (including ArchivesSpace) to describe portions of the Paul Whiteman Papers.

Qualifications

  • Applicants must be current graduate students in good standing in a library science, information studies, preservation, archives or related program.
  • Applicants must have completed at least three courses in preservation, archives or a related program before the start date of the internship.
  • Preferred: knowledge of American music, especially jazz, the recording industry, or radio.

The review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.

In addition to discussing your qualifications for the position in your cover letter, please address how your education has prepared you for this position. Specify which archives-related courses you have completed.

Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable.

To apply for this position, please visit http://staff-careers.williams.edu.  IO#104372. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-4247 or email at hr@williams.edu.

Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the Williams College website (http://www.williams.edu).

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.

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Library Director, Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library, Dudley, MA

The Board of Trustees of the Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library seeks a dynamic individual with strong leadership skills for the position of Library Director. Working under the direction of the Board, and under the general supervision of the Town Administrator, the Library Director will be responsible for the overall management and oversight of the Library and will work to strengthen and expand the Library's position within in the community.

Our ideal candidate is an effective spokesperson for the library who will focus on creating a patron-centered environment that is inclusive for all, is knowledgeable of collections and resources, creatively plans and implements library programs, and trains and supports staff in current and emerging library technology. Our candidate demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills, and will represent the Library at meetings with Town government and community organizations.

The Library Director is responsible for overseeing all facets of library operations. These include staff selection and supervision, building maintenance, event programming, collection management, library financial and budget management, long-range/strategic planning, public and private grant application, and oversight and upgrade of library technology (software and hardware). The Director will draft and recommend policy to the Board, advise the Board on library matters and provide expertise and guidance on pertinent local/state/federal legislation. The Director is committed to providing quality library service to the community based on its needs and within the limits of its available resources. 

Qualifications: MLS degree from an ALA accredited program and MBLC certification. Requires a minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible professional public library experience, including at least 3 years in a supervisory capacity. Must have a high degree of motivation, initiative and resourcefulness and the ability to exercise independent judgment in problem solving and decision-making.  

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

To Apply: Email resume to: personnel@dudleyma.gov (Priority will be given to qualified candidates who apply before April 14, 2017.)  Dudley Personnel Board, 71 West Main St. #30, Dudley, MA 01571, 508-949-8011

The Town of Dudley is an EOE.

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Reference Librarian, Shrewsbury Public Library, Shrewsbury, MA

Qualifications:

The Shrewsbury Public Library seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, and service-oriented Reference Librarian to serve our busy community of 36,000 people. The Reference Librarian will be prepared to apply current and progressive methods of information and reference services, will be proficient in automated library systems and online information tools, adept at instructing patrons on how to access and use a broad range of information and reading resources and willing to serve as an active member of the Adult Services team. The Reference Librarian must be committed to providing a high level of public service to patrons, able to work independently, prioritize, adapt quickly to changing environments, meet established deadlines and embrace changing technologies. ALA accredited MLS and excellent interpersonal and communication skills required.

Duties:

Performs a wide variety of reference services, assists patrons with reference and information requests; assists patrons with public access catalogs and computers, use of online resources, trains users on use of e-readers, tablets and other devices, and makes information referrals. Provides one-on- one and group training for library patrons and staff. Maintains current knowledge of technology developments and library information sources and electronic services.

Collection development responsibilities for print and online adult reference collections. Evaluates and purchases online and print reference materials; responsible for maintenance of collection through inventory, usage assessment, shelf reading, weeding and discarding.

Acts as a part of a team responsible for planning, organizing and implementing programs for adults to encourage language and information literacy, lifelong learning and programs that promote reading, viewing and listening, as well as the use of library materials and facilities. Assists with and plans various adult education programs, job search programs and multicultural events; oversees staff and volunteers involved in programs, writes grant applications to support these programs and develops related promotions.

Contributes to library promotional activities. Creates informational and publicity materials in print and electronic format; including calendars, webpages, social media platform postings, displays, posters, etc. Compiles and organizes statistics. Performs circulation desk duties when necessary; oversees staff and is responsible for building security on a rotating basis.

Compensation and Schedule:

This is a Professional Technical I position on the Town of Shrewsbury Salary Schedule, with a salary range of $45,350.09 to $54,079.42 and includes benefits. This full-time 37.5 hour position includes a work schedule of one night per week and Saturdays on a rotating basis. The Town of Shrewsbury offers a comprehensive health insurance plan, and a defined benefit pension plan and is an affirmative action, Equal Opportunity Employer

Send resume to Director Ellen M. Dolan, Shrewsbury Public Library at edolan@shrewsburyma.gov. Position open until filled, but applications received by April 11, 2017 will receive primary consideration.

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Reference Services Supervisor, Morse Institute Library, Natick, MA

Description: The Morse Institute Library, the public library of Natick, MA, seeks applications for the position of Reference Services Supervisor. The ideal candidate will demonstrate professionalism, initiative, innovation, flexibility, and a commitment to excellence in customer service and communication.

Reporting to library administration, the Reference Services Supervisor manages a staff of eight professionals that work in the areas of: Reference, User Services & Web Master, Teen Services, and library technology. In addition, the Reference Services Supervisor performs the role of Supervisor on Duty in the absence of library administration. The Candidate should have working knowledge in all areas of reference, web and social media, services to adults and teens, technology, and online resources used by library patrons and staff, including 3D printers. In addition, the Reference Supervisor is actively involved in and responsible for the development of the Adult non-fiction collection, adult programming, library instruction, and supervising and scheduling staff at service desks. Evening and weekend shifts are required.

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

Qualifications: Requires a Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited institution.

Experience: Must have 3-5 years of experience working in a public library, with increasing level of supervisory responsibility. Must have the ability to work well in a team environment with excellent supervisory and interpersonal skills. 2-3 years' experience in the area of department to be supervised.

Closing Date: March 31st, 2017

Submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Richard Tranfaglia, Director of Human Resources, Town of Natick, 13 East Central Street Natick, MA 01760 or by email rtranfaglia@natickma.org

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Volunteer, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

The Gardner Museum is a stunning 15th-century Venetian-style palace with three stories of galleries surrounding a sunlit, flower-filled courtyard. A sanctuary of beauty, the Gardner is renowned for inspiring artworks, dynamic programming - including special exhibitions of contemporary and historic art - and a commitment to ensuring that all visitors feel welcome. 

Imagine meeting visitors from near and far, answering questions about artworks and wayfinding, gathering visitor feedback, and helping people fall in love with the Gardner. You can do all of this and more as one of our volunteers at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum!

If you are someone with an open mind, who delights in learning from and interacting with all kinds of people, consider joining our volunteer program. A background in art or art history is not necessary! The volunteer schedule is flexible and includes Thursday evening and weekend shifts. 
To apply and to learn more, please join us for a required information session on Friday, May 19 from 10am - 12pm. Space is limited. To register and receive an application, or if you have questions, please contact Meghan Quigley at 617 278 5147 or via email at mquigley@isgm.org.

If accepted into the program, Volunteer Training will take place on Sunday, June 4, 9:30am - 1:30pm and on Thursday, June 22, 5:30pm - 9:00pm. You must be able to attend both sessions.

We look forward to seeing you at the Gardner!

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Business & Government Librarian, Research and Information Services, Portland Public Library, Portland, ME

Portland Public Library is searching for a librarian who will deliver professional reference and information services to the public. The primary focus of this position is the planning and delivery of services to the business and government communities. To meet this goal the librarian will work with many partners and community members.

In support of the goal, this person is responsible for leading a collaborative approach to develop the collections related to business and government, creating programming, and establishing general planning.

He/she provides professional reference and information services to the public at the Reference desk and various other locations. This position is in the Research and Information Services department, a major public service component of the Library.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Leads Business and Government related initiatives, creating goals, metrics, and programs and coordinating material selections.
  • Selects, develops, and maintains all reference and circulating materials within the subject areas of business, commerce, economics, law, government, politics, civic engagement and education. 
  • Develops programming within this subject area in collaboration with the Programming Manager.
  • As a member of the Research and Information Department:
    • Provides research and information service to the public of all ages, in person and through any medium required.
    • Serves as the subject specialist for the questions and recommendations concerning the areas above.
    • Oversees (outside of the meeting rooms and gallery) the public space of the Lower Level when staffing the Reference desk.
    • Participates, with the Supervisor of Record, in the planning and implementation of reference services, with particular responsibility for the business and government areas.
  • Serves as the Library's Government Documents Librarian
  • Participates in special projects or tasks as necessary.
  • Seeks opportunities for professional development.

This position reports to the L3, Head of Research and Information Services.

Required qualifications: 
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's Degree from an accredited graduate library program or equivalent training and experience.
  • Three years' previous successful employment in a professional capacity, including supervisory experience, preferably in a public library setting. 
  • Course work in Political Science and/or Business preferred.
Please send cover letter and resume to hr@portlib.org or mail to HR Director, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, ME 04101 by April 7, 2017.
 

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Social Science Research Support Librarian, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

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

Position Focus: Reporting to the Director of Research Support and Outreach Programs at the Center for Science and Social Science Information, this position facilitates access to the services and collections of a complex, multi-faceted research/academic library through direct contact with researchers and the development and promotion of services and collections. The Social Science Research Support Librarian is a member of the CSSSI team and participates in Yale University Library programs and committees. The incumbent provides research support to students and faculty in the Anthropology and Sociology departments and the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program through research consultations, course-integrated instruction, and other modes. Provides research consultations and instruction in the discovery, use, and management of text and data. Supports research and raises awareness of resources through outreach efforts such as department-based office hours, blogs, RSS feeds, mailing lists, and workshops. Creates and maintains research guides and other research support tools. Collaborates with librarians, archivists, GIS specialists, and StatLab specialists to support research and teaching. Selects anthropology, sociology, and women's, gender and sexuality studies materials in all formats. Works closely with the CSSSI Director of Collection Management, Technical Services, and Access Services to review and acquire materials that are relevant to research and teaching needs. Responsible for managing collections funds, evaluating approval plans, and maintaining collection development statements in assigned subject areas. Participates in research and instruction program planning and implementation. Participates in service program development for the CSSSI. Participates in Yale Library planning, committees, and task forces, and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. Participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale's research support services and collections.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:
  • Qualified individuals new to the library profession are welcome to apply. 
  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school; a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be substituted for a master's degree in library science. 
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability. 
  • Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion. 
  • Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations. 
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment. 
Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: 
  • Undergraduate and/or advanced degree in a social science.
  • Experience providing research assistance in an academic environment. Reading knowledge of one or more Western European languages. 
  • Understanding of and experience with statistics, data, and/or GIS.
The University and the Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.

The Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI):
The Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI), located in the Kline Biology Tower, provides Yale faculty, students, and staff with state-of-the-art information services in a technology-rich environment. It is designed to provide easily accessible support for science, social science, and interdisciplinary researchers.

Salary and Benefits
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://bit.ly/2mIPY5U

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

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Internship in Preservation Research, Image Permanence Institute, Hollywood, CA

The Image Permanence Institute (IPI), in cooperation with the Association of Moving Image Archivists, has established the Image Permanence Institute Internship in Preservation Research. The Image Permanence Institute is a university-based, nonprofit research laboratory devoted to scientific research in the preservation of visual and other forms of recorded information. IPI was founded in 1985 through the combined efforts and sponsorship of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RTI) and the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T).

The purpose of the IPI Internship is to give a student of merit who is committed to the preservation of moving images the opportunity to acquire practical experience in preservation research. The IPI intern will gain knowledge of IPI activities, which include research on media stability, condition evaluation of collections, environmental assessment, and the development of management tools for various media. Intern activities at IPI might include designing and conducting research, developing preservation strategies for collections, or assisting with ongoing IPI research projects.

AMIA is now accepting applications for 2017. The student selected as the IPI Intern will receive:

  • A $5000 stipend to be used for living expenses during the three-month internship. The three-month period of the internship may occur at any time during the calendar year but months must run consecutively.

Eligibility. To be considered for the IPI Internship, an applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Applicant must be enrolled (full time or part time) in a moving image preservation/archival educational program; or must be accepted into such a program for the next academic year.
  2. Students must have completed at least half of their program's course load before the time of the internship.
  3. The applicant must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in his/her academic program.
  4. The applicant must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in moving image preservation.
  5. The applicant must submit the following documents:
    1. An Internship application form (typed preferred). Association of Moving Image Archivists Internship Application
    2. An official sealed transcript from the applicant's most recent academic program (including the institution's grading scale and/or GPA calculator) sent directly from the academic institution to the AMIA office.
    3. An essay of no more than 1,000 words describing the applicant's current academic program, interest in moving image archiving, relevant experience, career goals, and interest in an internship at IPI.
    4. Two letters of recommendation (submitted separately to the AMIA office). Do not submit more than two.
    5. A current resume or CV. Selection Criteria.

Factors to be considered in awarding the IPI Internship include:

  • An applicant's commitment to pursuing a career in moving image archiving
  • The quality of an applicant's academic record;
  • The strength of an applicant's program of study as it applies to moving image archiving.

Students from any country may apply. Should an international student be awarded the internship, the student is responsible for obtaining necessary employment authorization documents to permit participation in the internship. Students who are eligible for AMIA Scholarships and IPI internship must submit a complete application packet for consideration for each type of award; however, no applicant will receive more than one award.

Please note: Do not staple or bind submitted documents in any way. Submitted documents will not be returned. Only the above mentioned requested materials will be forwarded to the selection panel. 

Applications must be received no later than May 15, 2017

Additional application forms may be downloaded from the AMIA web site at www.amianet.org, or may be obtained by contacting the AMIA office at AMIA Internship Program 1313 Vine Street Hollywood, CA 90028 (phone) 323-463-1500 (fax) 323-463-1506 kkersels@amianet.org

Applications must be received no later than May 15, 2017 Send application forms and all supporting documents to IPI Internship Application | AMIA Office 1313 Vine Street - Hollywood, CA 90028 - (phone) 323-463-1500 You may submit the form electronically to kkersels@amianet.org. All transcripts and recommendations must be sent separately. 

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Call for Papers: CENTERIS 2017

It is our great pleasure to invite you to CENTERIS 2017 - International Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems, an AIS Affiliated Conference, which will be held in Barcelona, one of the most beautiful cities in Spain and Europe. Being part of Catalunya, it has its very own language, cultural background and also a great of fine arts, architecture and cuisine.

Important dates
Submission deadline: May 1, 2017
Notification of acceptance/rejection: June 19, 2017
Final submission due date: July 3, 2017

Submission types and guidelines

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit their manuscript electronically at the Conference webpage (http://centeris.scika.org) until May 1, 2017.

Submissions can be made as full papers, short papers, poster papers and industry papers, and must strictly follow the submission guidelines available at the webpage:

  • A full paper corresponds to a completed or finished research, including the discussion of research results (a full paper should have between six to eight pages, considering the template and the guidelines provided at the conference webpage);
  • A short paper introduces preliminary results of ongoing research (a short paper should be between four to six pages in length);
  • A poster paper introduces initial research, ideas, and models at a discussion phase (a poster paper should be between two to three pages in length);
  • An industry paper presents practical approaches to research, applications, tools, solutions, etc., aligned with the conference scope and topics (can vary between four to six pages).

All conference submissions will be double-blind and peer-to-peer reviewed.

Proceedings and publications

Only original contributions will be accepted. Papers must not have been published before, and not be under review for any other conference or publication.

All papers accepted as full or short papers will be published in the conference proceedings to be published by Elsevier as a Procedia Computer Science volume (which is indexed by Scopus and ISI Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index) and will be available on Sciverse ScienceDirect. Poster papers and industry papers will be published in a conference book of abstracts, industry and poster papers (with ISBN).

Authors of selected papers will be invited to extend the paper for publication in international journals or in edited books. For more detailed information, please visithttp://centeris.scika.org

- Barcelona

Barcelona is a vibrant city, with many attractions ranging from fine arts and culture to stunning architecture and unforgettable cuisine. The works of Gaudi, as Park Guell, Casa Mila, and La Sagrada Familia, and others from Lluis Domenech i Montaner, like Palau de La Musica Catalana and Hospital de La Santa Creu i de Sant Pau are inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List. The famous and busy Ramblas with its open markets, street artists and delicious tapas also contribute to a delightful and very cosmopolitan city that can surprise everyone.

Learn more about touring, entertainment, fine dining, and nightlife Barcelona has to offer athttp://www.barcelona.com.

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Call for Papers: Code4Lib Issue 37

The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.
We are now accepting proposals for publication in our 37th issue.  Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. To be included in the 37th issue, which is scheduled for publication in mid July 2017, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at http://journal.code4lib.org/submit-proposal or to journal@code4lib.org by Friday,  April 14, 2017.

When submitting, please include the title or subject of the proposal in the subject line of the email message and the acceptance of the Journal's US CC-By 3.0 license in the body of the message. The editorial committee will review all proposals and notify those accepted by Friday, April 21, 2017.  Please note that submissions are subject to rejection or postponement at any point in the publication process as determined by the Code4Lib Journal's editorial committee.

C4LJ encourages creativity and flexibility, and the editors welcome submissions across a broad variety of topics that support the mission of the journal. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Practical applications of library technology (both actual and hypothetical)
  • Technology projects (failed, successful, or proposed), including how they were done and challenges faced
  • Case studies
  • Best practices
  • Reviews
  • Comparisons of third party software or libraries
  • Analyses of library metadata for use with technology
  • Project management and communication within the library environment
  • Assessment and user studies

C4LJ strives to promote professional communication by minimizing the barriers to publication. While articles should be of a high quality, they need not follow any formal structure. Writers should aim for the middle ground between blog posts and articles in traditional refereed journals. Where appropriate, we encourage authors to submit code samples, algorithms, and pseudo-code. For more information, visit C4LJ's Article Guidelines or browse articles from the earlier issues published on our website: http://journal.code4lib.org.

Send in a submission. Your peers would like to hear what you are doing.

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Call for Papers: Information/Control - Control in the Age of Post Truth

Download a PDF version of the Call for Papers for the issue on Information/Control <http://bit.ly/2mNGObJ>

*Guest Editors: Stacy E. Wood & James Lowry*

In his 1992 Postscript on the Societies of Control, Gilles Deleuze diagnosed our society as a control society. He argued that the closure and containment that characterized the subject and the state - previously described by Michel Foucault as the product of modernity - was giving way to a much more complex set of sociotechnical configurations that blurred the boundaries and limits of control. Within the context of information studies, the concept of control has its own particular legacies. Posed as the cure to a natural chaos, the discipline's pursuit of authority control, bibliographic control, and controlled vocabularies represent a field epistemologically invested in order.

Since Deleuze's diagnosis, contemporary information systems and technologies have enabled unprecedented forms of control to permeate life at multiple levels, from the molecular to the global: From the manipulation of bioinformatic elements through gene sequencing to mass data collection policies, the relationship between information and control is increasingly entangled as they are threaded through our personal, professional, and public lives. Yet, as forms and mechanisms of control become more granular, the traditional modes of information control are challenged and the figure of the gatekeeper recedes. New evidential paradigms signified by the diagnostic of post-truth, new forms of consensus building via algorithmic logic, and a breakdown of the boundaries of information literacy all signify a challenge to traditional understandings of information control.

This poses a challenge and opportunity for information scholars and researchers to engage with ideas and concepts around the society of control, across disciplines. By foregrounding the mechanisms, intended purposes, and unintended effects of the relationship between control and information, this special issue will provide a forum to explore and critically engage an as yet underdeveloped line of thinking.

The scope of this issue might include research on:

  • Editorial control, citizen journalism and ?alt-facts?
  • Informational panopticons; data gathering, aggregation and re-use in the context of the international rise of the Right
  • Obfuscation, counterveillance and information activism
  • Analyses of information policy, including approaches to classifying and redacting
  • Political discourses about leaks, breaches and other forms of loss of control
  • Other overt and/or covert uses of records and information in the society of control
  • Technologies and techniques of control within information systems
    • Taxonomies and controlled vocabularies
    • The politics of metadata in relation to state control

*Deadline for Submission: November 30, 2017*

 Types of Submissions
JCLIS welcomes the following types of submissions:

  * Research Articles (no more than 7,000 words)
  * Perspective Essays (no more than 5,000 words)
  * Literature Reviews (no more than 7,000 words)
  * Interviews (no more than 5,000 words)
  * Book or Exhibition Reviews (no more than 1,200 words)

Research articles and literature reviews are subject to peer review by two referees. Perspective essays are subject to peer review by one referee. Interviews and book or exhibition reviews are subject to review by the issue editor(s).

    Contacts: Guest Editors

  * Stacy E. Wood, University of California, Los Angeles:
    stacyewood@gmail.com <mailto:stacyewood@gmail.com>
  * James Lowry, Liverpool University Centre for Archive Studies:
    jlowry@liverpool.ac.uk <mailto:jlowry@liverpool.ac.uk>

  Submission Guidelines for Authors

The Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies welcomes submissions from senior and junior faculty, students, activists, and practitioners working in areas of research and practice at the intersection of critical theory and library and information studies.

Authors retain the copyright to material they publish in the JCLIS, but the Journal cannot re-publish material that has previously been published elsewhere. The journal also cannot accept manuscripts that have been simultaneously submitted to another outlet for possible publication.


    Citation Style

JCLIS uses the Chicago Manual of Style, 16
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<http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html> as the official citation
style for manuscripts published by the journal. All manuscripts should
employ the Notes and Bibliography style (as footnotes with a
bibliography), and should conform to the guidelines as described in the
Manual.


    Submission Process

Manuscripts are to be submitted through JCLIS? online submission system
(http://libraryjuicepress.com/journals/index.php/jclis
<http://libraryjuicepress.com/journals/index.php/jclis>) by *November
30th, 2017*. This online submission process requires that manuscripts be
submitted in separate stages in order to ensure the anonymity of the
review process and to enable appropriate formatting.

  * Abstracts (500 words or less) should be submitted in plain text and
    should not include information identifying the author(s) or their
    institutional affiliations. With the exception of book reviews, an
    abstract must accompany all manuscript submissions before they are
    reviewed for publication.
  * The main text of the manuscript must be submitted as a stand-alone
    file (in Microsoft Word or RTF)) without a title page, abstract,
    page numbers, or other headers or footers. The title, abstract, and
    author information should be submitted through the submission platform.

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Call for Papers: Bibliometric-enhanced IR and NLP for Digital Libraries (BIRNDL)

You are invited to participate in the 2nd Joint Workshop on Bibliometric-enhanced IR and NLP for Digital Libraries (BIRNDL), to be held as part of 40th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2017) in Tokyo, Japan on 11th August 2017.

<http://wing.comp.nus.edu.sg/birndl-sigir2017/>

We are happy to announce that the past BIR and NLPIR4DL organizers are proposing this workshop at SIGIR together. In conjunction with the BIRNDL workshop, we will hold the 3rd CL-SciSumm Shared Task in Scientific Document Summarization.  <http://wing.comp.nus.edu.sg/cl-scisumm2017/>

Reports from the shared task systems will be featured as part of a session at the workshop.

Important Dates

  • Submissions deadline: May 23, 2017
  • Notification: June 23, 2017
  • Camera Ready Contributions: TBD
  • Workshop: August 11, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan

Aim of the Workshop
The BIRNDL workshop is the first step to foster a reflection on interdisciplinarity, and the benefits that the disciplines bibliometrics, IR and NLP can derive from it in a digital libraries context. The workshop is intended to stimulate IR researchers and digital library professionals to elaborate on new approaches in natural language processing, information retrieval, scientometrics, text mining and recommendation techniques that can advance the state-of-the-art in scholarly document understanding, analysis, and retrieval at scale. Researchers are in need of assistive technologies to track developments in an area, identify the approaches used to solve a research problem over time and summarize research trends. Digital libraries require semantic search, question-answering and automated recommendation and reviewing systems to manage and retrieve answers from scholarly databases. Full document text analysis can help to design semantic search, translation and summarization sys!
 tems; citation and social network analyses can help digital libraries to visualize scientific trends, bibliometrics and relationships and influences of works and authors. All these approaches can be supplemented with the metadata supplied by digital libraries, inclusive of usage data, such as download counts.


We invite papers and presentations that incorporate insights from IR, bibliometrics and NLP to develop new techniques to address the open problems in Big Science, such as evidence-based searching, measurement of research quality, relevance and impact, the emergence and decline of research problems, identification of scholarly relationships and influences and applied problems such as language translation, question-answering and summarization. Finding relevant scholarly literature is key point of the workshop and sets the agenda for tools and approaches to be discussed and evaluated at BIRNDL. At the workshop, we would also like to address the need for established, standardized baselines, evaluation metrics and test collections.


See the proceedings of the first BIRNDL workshop at JCDL 2016 <http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1610/> and a recent report in SIGIR Forum <http://sigir.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/p036.pdf>.


This workshop will be relevant to scholars in computer and information science, specialized in IR, bibliometrics and NLP. The Shared Task is expected to be of interest to a broad community including those working in CL and NLP, especially in the sub-disciplines of text summarization, discourse structure in scholarly discourse, paraphrase, textual entailment and text simplification. The workshop will also be of importance for all stakeholders in the publication pipeline: implementers, publishers and policymakers. Formal citation metrics are increasingly a factor in decision-making by universities and funding bodies worldwide, making the need for research in applying these metrics more pressing. Today's publishers continue to provide new ways to support their consumers in disseminating and retrieving the right published works to their audience. Even when only considering the scholarly sites within Computer Science, we find that the field is well-represented - ACM Portal, IEEE !
 Xplore, Google Scholar, PSU's CiteSeerX, MSR's Academic Search, Elsevier?s Mendeley, Tsinghua's ArnetMiner, Trier's DBLP, Hiroshima's PRESRI; with this workshop we hope to bring a number of these contributors together.


Workshop Topics 
We invite stimulating as well as unpublished submissions on topics including - but not limited to - full-text analysis, multimedia and multilingual analysis and alignment as well as the application of citation-based NLP or information retrieval and information seeking techniques in digital libraries. Specific examples of fields of interests include (but are not limited to):

  • Infrastructure for scientific mining and IR
  • Semantic and Network-based indexing, navigation, searching and browsing in structured data
  • Discourse structure identification and argument mining from scientific papers
  • Summarisation and question-answering for scholarly DLs
  • Bibliometrics, citation analysis and network analysis for IR
  • Task based user modelling, interaction, and personalisation
  • Recommendation for scholarly papers, reviewers, citations and publication venues
  • Measurement and evaluation of quality and impact
  • Metadata and controlled vocabularies for resource description and discovery;
  • Automatic metadata discovery, such as language identification
  • Disambiguation issues in scholarly DLs using NLP or IR techniques; Data cleaning and data quality

For the paper sessions, we especially invite descriptions of running projects and ongoing work as well as contributions from industry. Papers that investigate multiple themes directly are especially welcome.

Submission Details
All submissions must be written in English following Springer LNCS author guidelines (max. 6 pages for short and 12 pages for full papers, Springer LNCS: <http://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines>; exclusive of unlimited pages for references) and should be submitted as PDF files to EasyChair. All submissions will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. Please be aware of the fact that at least one author per paper needs to register for the workshop and attend the workshop to present the work. In case of no-show the paper (even if accepted) will be deleted from the proceedings and from the program.

EasyChair: <https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=birndl2017>

Workshop proceedings will be deposited online in the CEUR workshop proceedings publication service (ISSN 1613-0073) - This way the proceedings will be permanently available and citable (digital persistent identifiers and long term preservation).

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Librarian, White Plains Public Library, White Plains, NY

The White Plains Public Library has a great story to tell. Come and help us share it!

We have an opening for a Librarian I to help develop our marketing and communications and provide public services to adults. In this position, you will grow a public relations program to create positive relationships between the Library and its public; market library activities through social media platforms, a digital newsletter, and other channels; promote specific events; and nurture engagement between the Library and White Plains' communities. You will also provide reference and reader's advisory services, instruction, assistance with technology, and plan and implement programs.

The successful candidate must be an excellent collaborator, as you will work with a range of colleagues as well as community members and staff from other organizations. She or he must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, expertise with social media, be creative and enjoy working independently. Experience in marketing or public relations is a plus.

Applicants must be available to work evening as well as weekend hours.

The White Plains Public Library serves the community through one, 90,000-square- foot facility, located in downtown White Plains. The Library has undergone a renovation and rebirth in the last decade, beginning with the creation of the Trove, a library for children. In 2013 it opened the Edge, an innovative library for teens that includes a digital media lab. The Hub for adults, with a Learning Commons as well as a café and bookstore, will open in fall, 2017. With a staff of 42 FTE, in 2016 the Library attracted nearly 30,000 people to its programs and circulated over 700,000 items.

The City of White Plains is located 25 miles north of New York City in Westchester County. Home to 55,000 residents, the City's population expands to 200,000 every workday as people travel to the City for work or school. The modern downtown has enjoyed a revitalization with expanded shopping and dining options. With a Metro North commuter railroad station and a bus transit center, people from all over Westchester County make White Plains a destination for work, leisure and study.

Starting Salary: $53,689 to $55,311 depending on experience; excellent benefits

Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in library or information science from a program that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Education Department as following accepted education practices.

Special Requirements: Eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian's Professional Certificate at the time of application; possession of certificate at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will also be required to pass a civil service examination and be reachable for permanent appointment.

The City of White Plains is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If interested, please email cover letter and resume by April 7, 2017 to: Brian Kenney, Library Director, bkenney@whiteplainslibrary.org. Please put "Librarian Opening" in the subject line.

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Access Services and Assessment Librarian, The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY

About The College of Saint Rose:

The College of Saint Rose is a dynamic, comprehensive institution of higher education enrolling approximately 4,500 students. Located in the city of Albany, the heart of New York State's Capital District, the College is a private, independent, coeducational institution, sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet. Through a strong liberal education curriculum and progressive academic programs, Saint Rose serves traditional students and working professionals in undergraduate, graduate degree and certificate programs. The College also has an ongoing focus on international education initiatives and collaboration. As an institution that values inclusion, we seek to attract candidates and employ individuals who reflect the cultural diversity found within our study body, and across the nation and globe.

Situated in the center of campus, the Neil Hellman Library provides  over 200,000 print volumes, 116,500 e-books, over 100 databases, and four floors of student accessible space;  group work, private study, silent study modes are all supported.  The Neil Hellman Library has 60 computers (both Mac and PC) distributed throughout the building as well as 30 laptops available to circulate within the building.  The Neil Hellman Library has the equivalent of 14.5 FTE staff (including 5 faculty librarians), while the Patricia Standish Curriculum Library has the equivalent of 2.5 FTE.

Job Description:

The College of Saint Rose invites applications and nominations for a full-time, tenure track Access Services and Assessment Librarian in the Neil Hellman Library to start August 2017. 

Responsibilities will include the following:

  • Manage and supervise circulation staff.
  • Establish and implement standards, policies, and practices for Access Services including circulation rules and loan periods.
  • Manage the circulation and course reserves modules of the integrated library system (Voyager).
  • Work with appropriate campus departments to maintain and update patron circulation records.
  • Manage accurate shelving and inventories of library collections.
  • Promote the course reserves program and act as liaison to faculty to put appropriate materials on course reserve.
  • Maintain current knowledge of best practices and evolving trends and issues in matters pertaining to circulation, such as copyright, privacy, labor standards, library technology, and customer service.
  • Lead the development and implementation of an assessment plan for the library and the systems necessary to collect, store, process, and disseminate data for internal decision-making and external reporting.
  • Coordinate data collection for annual reporting and survey responses including the gathering, reviewing, validating, evaluating, and synthesizing of data submitted by library departments.
  • Provide consultation to support librarians and library staff in gathering, processing, analyzing, managing, and reporting data related to library resources and services, which includes providing guidance on conducting unit assessments and identifying suitable qualitative and quantitative protocols.
  • Investigate and communicate new methods for data collection, analysis and documentation that contribute to ongoing efforts to validate and improve evaluation instruments and protocols.
  • Prepare and deliver internal training and documentation on statistical tools, statistical analyses, and assessment methodologies.
  • Work regularly scheduled hours at the Reference Desk, including evening and weekend shifts in rotation.
  • Teach bibliographic instruction and promote information literacy.
  • Create and maintain subject-specific web pages using LibGuides.
  • Liaise with the Institutional Effectiveness office as needed.
  • Liaise to select academic programs and departments.

As a member of The College of Saint Rose faculty, responsibilities also include advising, attending internal and external events, serving on Library and College committees, and engaging in scholarship.

Requirements:

The successful candidate will have a MLS or MSIS from an ALA accredited program, superior written and oral communication skills, experience in a supervisory capacity, strong technology skills, experience as an academic reference librarian and in library instruction, familiarity with copyright, fair use, and other intellectual property issues, and familiarity with library assessment tools.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Screening will begin immediately.

Additional Information:

Compensation includes a competitive salary range and comprehensive health and dental benefits, generous time off, a tuition remission plan for employees and qualified dependents, retirement plans through TIAA, and wellness programs including the use of our fitness center.

The College of Saint Rose values diversity and abides by federal, state and local law in admissions, employment and all services and programs provided. It does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion/creed, disability, age, national/ethnic origin, sexual orientation or any other condition established by law.

The College of Saint Rose is committed to providing a safe, supportive, and secure environment for the entire college community and upon request will provide its annual security report. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. This report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Office of Safety and Security at 518-454-5187 or on line at http://www.strose.edu/securityreport 


Application Instructions:

Create a College of Saint Rose Employment Account by clicking on the APPLY NOW tab. https://strose.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=C4A6D96BA71273F11CF82209800F08EC?JOBID=82092

Upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:

  • Letter of Application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Name and contact information for three professional references

Official transcripts and three confidential letters of reference will be required for candidates who are selected for on-campus interviews. 

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Head of Circulation, Boxford Town Library, Boxford, MA

The Boxford Town Library seeks a Head of Circulation to oversee the Circulation function and Technical Services operations, provide quality customer service, supervise Circulation Staff and volunteers, select Adult Fiction materials and digital media, and process materials for circulation. Successful candidates must possess the following minimum educational and experience requirements, Masters in Library Science from an Accredited Library School, and three years progressively responsible experience, with two years of supervisory experience. Successful applicant will also have the following experience, original cataloguing and copy cataloguing methods, Integrated Library Systems, SirsiDynix Symphony is a plus.

This is a thirty-five (35) hours per week benefits eligible position paying $24.99 per hour under the collective bargaining agreement between the Town of Boxford and AFSCME Local 939, Boxford Support Staff. Hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, includes one evening per week and a rotating Saturday schedule. For job description, application and more information, please visit the Town of Boxford website, www.town.boxford.ma.us. Please submit your resume, cover letter, and three professional references to Kevin Bourque, Library Director, Boxford Town Library, 7A Spofford Road, Boxford, MA 01921, or email to kbourque@boxfordlibrary.org. EOE. Position is open until filled.

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Children's Program Coordinator, Pawling Library, Pawling, NY

Description:

The Pawling Library is seeking a Full Time Children's Program Coordinator. The coordinator will oversee all aspects of library programs and services that target children between birth and grade four. We are looking for a caring individual who will bring excitement and innovation to the Pawling Free Library's programming. The candidate should have the ability to design meaningful educational programs for children and a willingness to foster partnerships with outside organizations in providing services to the children of Pawling. This job requires attention to detail, ability to work independently and with others, and multi-tasking. Most importantly, the candidate should possess excellent communication skills and the ability to connect to children and parents.

Responsibilities include:

  • Planning and coordinating Children's Programs.
  • Overseeing staff in absence of library director and manager.
  • Planning, coordinating and creating promotional material for children's programs.
  • Coordinating outreach efforts.
  • Seeking alternative funding for children's programs (i.e. grants and sponsorship).
  • Maintaining a children's program budget.
  • Coordinating children's program volunteers and program support employees.
  • Providing statistical information for the director's monthly report.
  • Advising the library administration on library services.
  • Assisting in collection development.
  • Providing reference, readers advisory and circulation services when needed.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Commitment to creative and effective children's programming.
  • Interest in current books and materials of interest to children.
  • A high degree of comfort with technology.
  • Ability to provide reference service and/or guide children toward developmentally appropriate materials.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others.

Public library or teaching experience preferred, but not required.

Early childhood education experience a plus.

Occasional evenings and regular weekends will be required. 

Position: Full-time: 37 hours per week 

Pay: $37,000 - $40,000, depending on qualifications 

Benefits: Paid time off available on an annual basis after six months. Health and dental insurance available after three months. 

Instructions to Applicants

Interested individuals should apply online. Visit pawlingfreelibrary.org/jobs to apply. Only candidates who apply through the library's website will be considered.​

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Special Collections Librarian, Augusta University, Augusta, GA

University Libraries, Reese Library, Summerville Campus

Reese Library of Augusta University invites applications for the position of  at the faculty rank of Assistant Professor. This full-time, non-tenure track faculty position is responsible for processing, preserving, and providing access to primary materials such as manuscripts, photographs, and maps.

The successful candidate will accomplish the following:

  • Manage all aspects of Special Collections including arranging, describing, preserving, digitizing, and promoting manuscript and archival materials.
  • Provide research assistance to all users of its holdings via walk-in, phone, and/or e-mail, maintaining high customer service standards.
  • Plan, develop, and enforce policies for the department.
  • Pursue grant and other funding opportunities related to collection acquisition, processing, preserving, digitizing, and promoting, including programming to highlight Reese Library's various collections.
  • Collaborate with the Curator, Historical Collections and Archives at Greenblatt Library.
  • Compile and report statistics for institutional, state, and national reports.

  • Serve as a liaison to one or more academic units.
  • Participate in and make recommendations in collection evaluation projects.
  • Participate in the weeding/withdrawal of items from the library's collection.
  • Develop and maintain online research guides for assigned liaison area(s).
  • Actively engage in professional development by conducting scholarly research relevant to areas of responsibility, contributing to the professional literature based on research results.
  • Actively engage in service to the profession, university, and community, including committee service.
  • Supervise one or more student assistants. 

Intra-Institutional Responsibilities:

The Special Collections Librarian will serve as liaison librarian to one or more academic unitsand will serve on library and institutional committees as a faculty member. 

Extra-Institutional Responsibilities:

The Special Collections Librarian is expected to be active professionally in local, regional, andnational associations and will contribute to the professional literature.

Requirements:

  • American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Master's degree in library science.
  • Experience working in special collections and/or archives.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival processing practices, Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), 2nd edition, and Encoded Archival Description (EAD).
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in an academic community.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience organizing and hosting programming and exhibits.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current developments and trends in special collections and archives.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with curation of digital objects, digital preservation, and Open Archival Information Model (OAIM).
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development through scholarly research relevantto areas of responsibility including publications, presentations, and participation and leadership in professional  associations.
  • Experience serving diverse communities.

Salary and Benefits:

This position has faculty rank and status (non-tenure track). Academic rank will be commensurate with experience.  Benefits include a competitive health package, TIAA/CREF, and other retirement options. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

How to apply:

In order to be formerly considered for employment at Augusta University, applications must be submitted electronically and must include a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and names of three professional references. Please submit as one document at http://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/faculty/

Minimum Recruitment Period: 30 days

Augusta University Application/Recruitment Deadline: Open until filled 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution.  It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status. Augusta University is an AA/EEO/Equal Access/ADA Employer.

Conditions of Employment

All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review.  For specific positions, the final candidate may be subject to a (pre-employment) physical, drug screen, and/or credit check.

Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees.  "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success." 

Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

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Part-Time Serials Acquisitions and Management Library Assistant, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Information and Technical Services actively supports the teaching and research mission of the Harvard Library by managing monograph, serials and e-resource acquisitions, metadata creation, and metadata management for the Harvard Library.

This position is part of the Serials Acquisitions and Management group, a unit handling ordering, receiving, claiming, invoice processing, and onsite print serials management tasks for several libraries within the Harvard Library system. All members of this group are expected to participate fully in collaborative efforts toward building efficient workflows and problem solving. 

Under the supervision of the Manager of Serials Acquisitions and Management, the incumbent provides timely access to Harvard Library collections by handling receipt, claiming, physical processing, and onsite print serials management tasks for several libraries within the Harvard Library system.

Priorities will be set to maximize contributions to the overall goals of the Information and Technical Services Department of the Harvard Library. Due to the varied nature and volume of the work in ITS, all ITS staff may be called upon to contribute to work in any unit or team of the ITS department, as organizational needs warrant.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists with receipt of routine continuing resources in all formats, checking for accuracy and missing items
  • Initiates routine claims and takes other corrective action for problem titles as needed, including correcting and updating records, entering notes in records as necessary
  • Assists in the resolution of bibliographic, holdings, order and receipt problems
  • Initiates binding procedure for serial publications, editing holdings and item records, as necessary
  • Routes materials to appropriate locations for further processing
  • May contribute to routine special projects, including documentation and statistics
  • May serve as a source of information on established unit policies and procedures for other library staff
  • Implements existing procedures, monitors effectiveness and suggests alternatives, as needed
  • May assist with developing training and procedural documentation for unit
  • Participates in unit-wide planning and workflow implementation of new policies and procedures
  • May assist in training, scheduling, and distributing work to other staff or student workers
  • Contributes to unit goals by accomplishing related duties as required

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Windows operating system and Windows software
  • Demonstrated facility with automated systems, including using integrated library systems, online databases, working with spreadsheets and knowledge of file management techniques
  • Demonstrated experience using technology to perform daily tasks
  • Must have excellent organizational, written communication and analytical skills
  • Competency in keyboarding
  • Must be able to perform repetitive work accurately with fine attention to details

Additional Qualifications:

  • College degree preferred
  • Library experience, particularly experience in acquisitions or working with serial publications, preferred
  • Experience working Aleph, desirable 
  • Work experience in a production-oriented and technology-enhanced environment preferred
  • Must have excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Must have excellent English language communication skills; familiarity with Western European languages desirable
  • Ability to work productively and cooperatively in a team environment, with flexibility and versatility in an evolving work situation required
  • Ability to work independently following established guidelines and procedures 

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

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to skoric@fas.harvard.edu

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Library and Archives Reference Assistant, Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, New York, NY

Location: Centro Library and Archives Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY Silberman School of Social Work Bldg. at 2180 Third Avenue (119th Street)

Schedule: Mon-Friday, 35-hour work week

Start Date: Available immediately

Closing Date: Open until filled

Compensation: Commensurate with work experiences, salary history and falls within established university guidelines. Position is full time equivalent (comprised of 2 part-time funding sources). Limited fringe benefits available.

Assignments: Work assignments may vary depending upon library and archives project needs. Work under the supervision of the Library Manager, and may oversee the work of college assistants for specific projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist library and archives patrons with simple reference questions, use of microfilm readers, computers, databases, and media equipment.
  • Locate books, journals and other library and archival materials for patrons.
  • Shelve books and other library materials.
  • Work on special projects.
  • Answer reference desk telephone.
  • Assisting with researchers needs (retrieving materials, photocopying documents requests, etc.)
  • Monitor library e-mail account and respond to patron emails.

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Interest in Puerto Rican and Latino/Latin American History.
  • Minimum: Current or recent undergraduate status.
  • Knowledge of computer software (Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Photoshop and ACCESS).
  • Strong organization and time-management skills; attention to accuracy and detail is essential.
  • Working knowledge of Spanish desirable. The candidate should be bilingual with strong English writing skills.
  • Willing and eager to learn new skills and working with a diverse group of people.
  • Ability to work independently, exercise sound judgment, make constructive recommendations, interpret, and apply policies and procedures, and perform work in various situations where numerous and diverse demands are involved.

To apply: Forward cover letter, resume and contact information for 2 professional references via e-mail to Aníbal Arocho, Library Manager, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY at aa3260@hunter.cuny.edu . The subject line of the email should read: Library Reference and Archives Assistant. Telephone queries: (212) 396-7879.

About the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College

The Center for Puerto Rican Studies is a research institute dedicated to the study and interpretation of the Puerto Rican experience in the United States, producing and disseminating relevant interdisciplinary research. Centro also collects preserves and provides access to library and archival resources documenting Puerto Rican history and heritage. We seek to link scholarship to social action and policy debates, and to contribute to the betterment of our community and enrichment of Puerto Rican studies.

centropr.hunter.cuny.edu

Hunter College, located in the heart of Manhattan, is the largest college in the City University of New York (CUNY). Founded in 1870, it is also one of the oldest public colleges in the country.

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Metadata Transformation Librarian, Duke University, Durham, NC

Duke University Libraries is seeking applicants for the position of Metadata Transformation Librarian.  Below is a summary of the position.  The full posting, including required and preferred qualifications is available at http://library.duke.edu/about/jobs/metadatalibrarian

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The Duke University Libraries have a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and is actively seeking to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our staff.

Summary

Reporting to the Head of Metadata & Discovery Strategy, the Metadata Transformation Librarian takes an innovative, service-oriented approach to the support of several key information management and discovery systems, including the integrated library system (ILS), currently ExLibris' Aleph; the off-site storage management system, currently Generation Fifth Application's Library Archival System (GFA); and discovery systems used by the staff of the library. 

The Metadata Transformation Librarian will serve as part of a Technical Services department that includes a wide array of activities in metadata analysis, creation, consultation, enhancement, and maintenance. S/he will provide development, research and analysis toward the onboarding of the next-generation library management system (FOLIO), such as data mapping and metadata transformation tasks.  S/he will have programming and/or scripting skills commensurate with Technical Services' goals and ambitions. S/he uses vendor-supplied tools and services to meet the needs of the libraries and, when necessary, develops and maintains local extensions to the applications using query and scripting languages, such as SQL and Perl.

This newly created position is a rare opportunity to launch a career in academic librarianship at a major ARL member library invested in the future of library discovery, technology, and services. The successful candidate will demonstrate a capacity to learn new technologies and apply analytical reasoning to creatively solve issues in metadata application and management.

This opportunity provides an environment for strong mentorship in professional development for an early-career librarian. As DUL develops toward a non-MARC based metadata infrastructure Technical Services is committed to exploring opportunities and rethinking current practices to prepare the Libraries' data for this future.

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DAM Manager Position, Elland Road Partners, New York, NY

Position will service a premier privately held real estate development company through Elland Road Partners, an editorial consulting firm 

Key Qualifications

  • Demonstrated success working with digital assets
  • Demonstrated commitment going above and beyond to help customers, system users, and patrons
  • Proven success as a key member of a team
  • Able to apply sound judgment while working independently within tight deadlines
  • Outstanding attention to detail and commitment to excellence
  • Possession of articulate communication skills; ability to forge trusting relationships within a diverse team
  • Fanatical about creating order from disorder
  • Hands-on technical experience with library systems, content management systems (CMSs), or other large searchable databases used in the creation of web pages, media, or research
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud products
  • MSLIS degree from accredited institution or comparable experience (2-5 years)

Responsibilities

  • Become immersed in workplace environment to gain a thorough understanding of business needs
  • Identify unique ways to organize and manage the entire digital asset life cycle from creation to distribution, production, and archiving
  • Demonstrate understanding of legal issues around asset use and create solutions that serve business, creative, and legal requirements
  • Assist with the creation of case studies/user stories and reporting/user acceptance testing (UAT) to identify and prioritize requirements and workflow
  • Participate in the development and maintenance of asset metadata models incorporating industry standards and organization's unique requirements
  • Understand tools available internally and externally to devise flexible solutions while making our process more efficient
  • Develop a thorough understanding of overall user needs to suggest solutions that work for individual stakeholders
  • Conduct DAM user training for different audiences, both internal and external
  • Participate in larger DAM enterprise direction and solutions
  • Present products of work and reporting to Digital Asset Manager or Supervisor
  • Support outside vendors and contractors working with DAM
  • Provide excellent service and support to those using DAM, arranging, describing, preserving, and providing easy and efficient access to digital assets

Please respond with resume, references and LinkedIn profile to Elland Road Partners: neil@ellandroadpartners.com 

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Electronic Resources Management Librarian (2 positions), University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

The University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks 2 innovative, collaborative, creative and dynamic individuals to serve as Electronic Resources Management Librarians. Reporting to the Head of Electronic Resources, these positions will be part of a newly formed Electronic Resources Management Team, and will assist in the acquisition, management, and delivery of electronic resources for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries. This is an exciting opportunity to grow professionally and contribute to the success of an ARL library at a major research university. The positions may range from entry level to advanced librarian, depending on qualifications and experience.

For more information and to apply for these positions, please click on the following link: PVL# 90038

A cover letter and resume are required.  All applications must be submitted online. Click on the 'Apply Now' button on the top of the page to submit your materials. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 17, 2017.

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

A criminal background check is required.

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Library Electronic Resources Manager, Brown University, Providence, RI

The Brown University Library seeks a dynamic, forward-thinking candidate for the position of Library E-Resources Manager. The successful candidate will be a creative and collaborative problem solver who incorporates new and emerging practices and technology into the electronic resources and the Technical Services environments. The E-Resources Manager provides leadership, training, and support to two direct reports and a cross-unit team of experts in acquiring and managing electronic resources and supports the life cycle of electronic resources including acquisition, trials, license review, access management, renewal, and cancellations. The E-Resources Manager works in concert with collection development, acquisitions, departmental liaisons, reference, information technology, and cataloging staff to improve the user experience and applies excellent reasoning skills and sound judgment in accessing Brown's electronic resources the tools that support work in these areas. Provides oversight to financial operations and analysis related to library e-Resources, including payment of invoices, budget tracking, financial reporting and usage analysis and maintains effective vendor contracts and licenses. 

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent experience and training
  • 5-7 years of Library experience in an academic or research setting
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to produce accurate, timely reports on resource use, costs, and other measures
  • Proven ability to work effectively with vendor representatives, library management, and others to deliver services
  • General knowledge of a range of software applications supporting access to online collections and associated technologies
  • Strong interpersonal and oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a diverse and rapidly-changing environment

Other skills that will be highly desirable include:

  • Previous experience with Innovative Interfaces systems (Millennium, ERM)
  • Knowledge of relational database creation and maintenance

With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown University is an Ivy League research university that maintains a strong commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction and a robust research environment. Serving a student body of 6,320 undergraduates and 2,230 graduates, 523 medical students, and approximately 750 faculty members, the Brown University Library employs approximately 63 professional, managerial, and technical staff, along with 60 support staff. The Library is an active member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Consortium of Rhode Island Academic and Research Libraries, NERL (the Northeast Research Libraries consortium), and participates in several shared resource agreements, including BorrowDirect.  

To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ132674.

Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names 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.

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Information Services and Instruction Librarian, Western New England University, Springfield, MA

Information Services and Instruction Librarian: Liaison to Pharmacy and the Sciences

D'Amour Library of Western New England University seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, and versatile librarian for the position of Information Services and Instruction Librarian: Liaison to Pharmacy and the Sciences. Working collaboratively with the D'Amour Librarians and the faculty of the College of Pharmacy and related sciences, the successful candidate will develop library services and information resources to support the curricular and information literacy requirements of the University community with a focus on the College of Pharmacy and the related sciences.

The provision of information literacy instruction and reference services for the University community and the College of Pharmacy are major responsibilities of the position. As a member of the information literacy and reference teams, the Information Services and Instruction Librarian will be an active participant in D'Amour Library's vibrant Information Literacy Program for the University as well as provide general reference and research assistance which will require some evening and weekend hours on a rotating basis. As liaison to the College of Pharmacy and the related sciences the Information Services and Instruction Librarian will devote at least 50% of her/his time to the College serving as an embedded librarian, holding office hours, providing research-consulting services, developing outreach activities for the students and faculty, and selecting print and electronic resources appropriate for the curricula.

Qualifications:

Required: Master's degree of library or information science from an ALA accredited program is required. Demonstrated teaching ability with excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. Knowledge of medical, health, or life science digital information resources and technologies along with a strong public service orientation are required.

Strongly Preferred: At least 1 year of instruction experience at an academic, medical, or health-related library. A subject background or 2 years' experience in health or life sciences. Experience with digital resources and technologies for teaching and learning required.

Priority will be given to applications received by April 14, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Position is available July 1, 2017.

Excellent fringe benefits including tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependent children.

Send cover letter, resume, and the names of three references with contact information to: Donna Martin, Employment Associate, Western New England University, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119. Electronic submissions are encouraged and may be sent to hr@wne.edu. Accepting applications until position is filled.

Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,700 students, including 2,550 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law. For more information about the University, visit our website at http://www.wne.edu.

Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.

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Library Assistant, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

18 hours per week  - initial schedule is Tuesday 4:30pm to 9:00pm, Wednesday, 10:00am-2:30pm, Thursday 10:00am-2:30pm; Friday 1:30pm- 6:00pm; every third week the position works Saturday 9:30am-2:00 pm instead of Friday that week. Hours are subject to change based on the needs of the department or Library

Under minimal supervision, provides outstanding customer service, performs circulation control, reader's advisory, and clerical activities in both the adult and children's service areas and works in the technology center.    

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • renewals, fine assessment and collection, over-dues and patron registration
  • Delivers exceptional and engaging customer service to the public
  • Assists borrowers in locating books and materials, referring them if necessary to the professional librarian
  • Processes deliveries - moving and unloading bins and checking-in items
  • Monitors the Rotary Technology Center, registering patrons for computers, ensuring proper use of the space, and assisting with basic computer trouble-shooting
  • Basic technology equipment maintenance including printers and scanners
  • Maintains orderliness and neatness in the branch; merchandizes and shelves materials and reads shelves as necessary
  • May assist in the planning and implementation of programs for adults and/or children
  • May assist in operating audio-visual equipment in the presenting of library programs
  • Any other duties required by the Branch Manager for the good of the branch and the library system

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • High school diploma or high school equivalency required.  A bachelor's degree or coursework beyond the high school level is desirable. Previous library experience is strongly preferred. ILS experience is also preferred.
  • Working knowledge of basic public library concepts and resources
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Solid knowledge of and comfort with computer technology; knowledge of current technological trends
  • Ability and willingness to work with a diverse population
  • Ability to handle the unexpected and stay calm and professional under pressure
  • Ability and willingness to be a strong team player
  • Ability to interact effectively with the library's computers and automated system
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions accurately and thoroughly
  • Flexibility to fill in during scheduling emergencies and vacation periods, in addition to working a regular part-time schedule
  • Ability to recognize situations that require referral to the professional librarian
  • Tact   Patience   Maturity  Empathy

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

RATE: $21.76 per hour to $23.42 per hour in five steps

APPLICATION PROCEDURE Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest by 5pm on the closing date via email to:employment@cambridgema.gov or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349- 4312.

Deadline: March 29, 2017

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Head of Circulation, Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Are you passionate about patron service in the library field? The Annenberg Library is seeking an innovative, collaborative individual to head up our Circulation department. We are a small, creative team looking for an applicant who shares our user-oriented and mission driven philosophy. The Head of Circulation is a key member of the library's leadership team, who serves as a mentor to our student workers and supervisor to the curation of our dynamic range of collections.

Please send resumes and cover letters to the Annenberg Library Director: Sarah Woolf, swoolf@pmc.edu

DEPARTMENT: Annenberg Library
REPORTS TO: Library Director
STATUS: Full time

Position Summary: This position is responsible for several essential functions of the library. The Head of Circulation manages all aspects for the provision and supervision of circulation services, course reserves, network transfer, and interlibrary loan. Performs key roles in the library as liaison to the Pine Manor Business Office and the Minuteman Library Network (MLN) consortium. Stationed at our one-stop circulation desk as the front-end representative of the library. Will greet, answer questions and refer patrons to appropriate departments.

Circulation Responsibilities:

  • Acts as System liaison to the Minuteman Library Network
  • Develops, records, and implements circulation services policies and procedures with other staff
  • Manages and fills Interlibrary Loan requests for a state-wide Virtual Catalog service and ILL through the Commonwealth Catalog, Illiad, and OCLC Worldshare
  • Reaches out to Faculty about reserves needs on a semester basis; processes reserves and maintain records. Trains staff members to aid in reserves handling
  • Supervises and participates in shelving, stack maintenance, and coordinates maintenance of physical appearance of the library
  • Trains, schedules, assists in hiring Circulation and Reference Assistant Librarians
  • Maintains circulation records and statistics, provides Library Director with appropriate files. Includes: Sierra, Serials, and Interlibrary Loan
  • Oversees the Serials assistant librarian in processing, weeding and acquisitions of subscription based serials
  • Stays current on copyright compliance and best practice

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Serves as work-study student supervisor. Manages the work-study budget. Hires, trains, schedules, and mentors our work-study students. Opportunity to create a training program and work closely with our talented students.
  • Manages billing for acquisitions and subscriptions services. Coordinates with the Business Office, the Library Director and cataloging and acquisitions assistant librarians.
  • Orders and maintains inventory of office supplies and equipment

Other:

  • Participates in collection development for one or more academic disciplines, as assigned
  • Updates Library webpage in collaboration with other staff, as assigned
  • May assist in reference services
  • Creates course specific LibGuides, as assigned
  • May teach library instruction classes
  • Special projects, as assigned by Library Director
  • Flexible schedule to include night or weekend shifts, as needed

Qualifications

Required:

  • BA/BS
  • 2-3 years' experience working in circulation at a library
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, supervisory skills, customer service skills, and proactive service attitude
  • Ability to collaborate with others and work well in a team environment
  • Excellent time management and ability to multitask
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred:

  • Academic Library Experience
  • Familiarity with Sierra ILS
  • Experience with content management systems (ex: Springshare, Moodle, Blackboard etc.)

Working Conditions: Duties require extended periods of standing, walking, sitting, and talking or hearing. Duties require occasional periods of climbing or balancing, pulling/pushing items, lifting/carrying items, keyboarding, reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling. Should be able to lift up to 25 pounds. Vision requirements include close vision and ability to adjust focus. Must be able to transport oneself to off-campus work-related meetings, and workshops.

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Circulation Library Assistant, Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

Work in a busy, team-oriented MLN member library serving a diverse community with a collection of over 200,000 items.

Qualifications include: Bachelor's degree and at least one year experience working with staff and public in a tactful and courteous manner. Excellent computer and problem solving skills along with an active interest in new technologies and social media. Superior customer service skills. Strong knowledge of popular library materials and ability to anticipate publishing trends in order to select and order materials and weed collections. Ability to advise patrons on reference and current reading materials. Ability to perform detailed work accurately and efficiently with a minimum of supervision. Strong oral and written communication skills. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Must pass a pre-employment physical with drug and alcohol screening, a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and a background check. Full description available at Personnel Department.

Duties include: Providing public service desk tasks including check-in, check-out and renewing materials on the telephone or in person. Providing outreach to area organizations. Creating compelling displays & programming. Having strong knowledge of popular library materials and ability to anticipate publishing trends in order to select and order materials, as well as weeding. Interpreting and enforcing library policy and other similar or related work as directed.

Preferred: Fluency in Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole or Portuguese; familiarity with III Sierra software.

35 hours per week including staffing a public service desk a minimum of one evening per week, and a minimum of one Saturday and Sunday per month year-round and as needed. Excellent benefits.

Starting salary: $50,454.

Deadline to apply: April 12, 2017

Qualified candidates should submit:

  • Completed City of Waltham employment application (http://www.city.waltham.ma.us )
  • Resume
  • Letter of interest and
  • Three letters of professional reference to:

Mary Gullotti
Personnel Department, 119 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451
MGullotti@city.waltham.ma.us / 781-314-3356
Req#2017-92 posted 3/15/17

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Information Technology Coordinator, Peabody Institute Library, Danvers, MA

Duties/Description: The Peabody Institute Library of Danvers, MA, is looking for a new Information Technology Coordinator. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Demonstrated ability to relate to patrons and staff with a friendly, courteous and professional manner required. The successful candidate will be a collaborative team player with excellent customer service skills, have the ability to adapt to new technologies and implement technology policies and procedures library-wide. The hours for this full-time, benefited position include one evening shift per week and one Saturday every other weekend. Works under the supervision of the Head of Technical Services. 

Specific Duties: Included in the specific duties of this position are:

  • Maintaining and troubleshooting staff and public computer workstations and related equipment.
  • Acting as liaison with North of Boston Library Exchange (NOBLE) technicians on additional computer support needs and network issues.
  • Assisting in developing and implementing the library's technology plans.
  • Managing ordering and inventory of computers and related supplies.
  • Training library staff and patrons on new technologies as needed.
  • Performing regular shifts on all public service desks.
  • Assisting in collection development.
  • Technical services and other duties as assigned. 

This position is subject to a 90-day probationary period. 

Qualifications: A master's degree in library/information science required. Working knowledge of Windows, Office, G Suite, Wordpress and emerging information technologies required.  Must be capable of lifting and carrying up to 35 pounds. Duties require frequent walking, stooping and kneeling.

Salary: The annual salary for this position ranges from $43,941 to $56,022 in seven steps.

Send: Please send your cover letter and resume by email to Chris Amorosi at: amorosi@noblenet.org.

Closing Date:  Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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Dean, Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science, Detroit, MI

Wayne State University is seeking as dean of the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) a dynamic individual with outstanding leadership and administrative skills and a strong commitment to collaboration, innovation and service to help define, articulate, plan and promote all areas of the Wayne State University Library System (WSULS). Reporting to the provost, the dean will work closely with all academic and administrative units of the university to advance a forward-thinking vision for the WSULS and SLIS and to promote their role as valued campus partners in the teaching, learning and research enterprise.

The dean oversees five major administrative areas with a total operating budget of more than $25 million: (1) four libraries, including two special libraries, a learning resources center and two off-campus service sites; (2) an ALA-accredited graduate school of library and information science with 450 graduate students; (3) the Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs, an internationally recognized archive; (4) media services and classroom design and support for the university; and (5) the Detroit Area Library Network (DALNET), one of the nation's most progressive multi-type library systems.

Essential Functions:

University Libraries and Archives: Partner with deans, faculty, students and staff in developing and administering library and archive resources and services; collaborate with scholars and researchers both within and outside of the university; manage a budget of over $25 million while working to develop innovative ways to improve the fiscal resource base; work with campus community to engage in the innovative use of physical library and archive facilities; maintain these facilities in the best way possible for the use of all members of the campus community; partner with staff to provide a collaborative, innovative environment while providing professional development opportunities for all; work with campus partners, enhance faculty teaching and student learning experiences through the creative and innovative application of classroom technology; partner with University Development and Alumni Affairs to engage in philanthropic activity to increase the level of funding raised through philanthropy.

School of Library and Information Science: Collaborate with the associate dean of SLIS and faculty to support an innovative curriculum while enhancing the online master's program and enrollment management functions, including recruitment; support the development of new degree programming; support the professional growth and advancement of tenured, tenure track, and adjunct faculty and academic staff; oversee the $2.5 million SLIS budget; partner with faculty to increase the number of research awards and grants in SLIS; work with SLIS stakeholders to maintain ALA accreditation.   

Qualifications:

Earned doctorate and extensive record of scholarly achievement in library and information science or a related field; national and international stature in the library profession; significant involvement in graduate education with qualifications for tenure at the rank of full or associate professor; commitment to the mission of an urban university and to the promotion of diversity and multiculturalism among faculty, students and staff; dedication to excellence in scholarship and teaching; knowledge of higher education trends and a vision of educating future information professionals in an evolving marketplace, including collaborations with other disciplines; proven ability in academic leadership and administration; commitment to shared governance and a collaborative approach to working with other schools and colleges; established commitment to open decision making and a consultative management style; ability to create and maintain a close working relationship with central university administration and all other units within the university; ability to develop and maintain relationships with alumni, citizens and stakeholders in the Detroit community and beyond; demonstrated financial management and budgeting skills; ability to advance the WSULS and SLIS through fundraising and development efforts; ability to advance the university's 2016-21 strategic plan, Distinctively Wayne State University; and support efforts toward completion of the university's $750 million capital campaign goal, including $187.5 million in new endowment funds.   

For more information, please visit https://library.wayne.edu/info/about/dean_search/

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by April 1, 2017.  Review of applications and nominations will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people. WSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Call for Applications: Cultural Immersion for Information Professionals

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED to April 7th!

The Cultural Immersion for Information Professionals course will run from June 12 to June 21, 2017.

Designed to help students develop the unique skills, knowledge, and abilities needed to provide the library services that have become increasingly valuable in our diverse communities, this competitive study abroad program will bring students to Jamaica for a cultural experience filled with adventure, sun, and fun.      

Site visits include:   

  • Devon House
  • Accompong Maroon Village
  • Doctor's Cave Beach
  • Rose Hall Great House

Costs:

  • Program Fee: $2250 - the program fee includes accommodations, 3 meals/day, ground transportation, entrance fees, and selected hotel activities.
  • Estimated Tuition: $3750 (3 credits)
  • Estimated Airfare: $500 - must book multi-city (arrive Kingston, depart Montego Bay)

Click HERE for more details or to APPLY!

RSVP for the upcoming virtual information session, email Dr. Lee: sharileestj@gmail.com

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Instructor, Wayne State School of Library and Information Science, Detroit, MI

The Wayne State School of Library and Information Science seeks an instructor for fall 2017 for online LIS 7885, Administration of Historical Agencies.  This course addresses the operation of public and private historical agencies, archives, and museums.  Topics covered include determination of agency priorities, problems of staffing and finance, governmental regulations, community relations, and professional ethics. 

Please email me (bajjaly@wayne.edu) if you are interested in this opportunity. 

Stephen T. Bajjaly
Associate Dean and Professor
School of Library & Information Science
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
slis.wayne.edu

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Library Sciences Internship (unpaid), Boston Planning & Development Agency, Boston, MA

Under the direction of the Deputy Director for Urban Design and his designees, support reorganization of the Director's office and archives, assist with its internal coordination, and compile comprehensive files on Development Review projects and related topics. Assist with public process and review sessions, participate in workshops, and assist with design review, zoning and land use regulation initiatives. Prepare meeting minutes and conduct research. Provide assistance on the following projects: 
  • Organization and streamlining of Department 
  • Corridor planning efforts
  • Feasibility analysis for infill commercial and residential development
  • TOD opportunity site analysis
  • Visualization studies
Please apply through the following link:

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Collection Development Intern, EBSCO, Ipswich, MA

The Product Management team for Schools & Public Libraries seeks a summer or fall 2017 intern. Start date TBD. Work with a team of librarians on collection development products, part time up to 20 hours per week. This internship is located in Ipswich, MA one block from the Commuter Rail stop. 

Intern-- Collection Development: Support the development and maintenance of EBSCO collection development databases by enhancing metadata and completing special projects for HW Wilson Core Collections product line, Sears List of Subject Headings, Book Review Digest Plus.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Assist in creation of cataloging records for H.W. Wilson Core Collections--as needed
  • Contribute to indexing of Core Collections using Sears and Dewey Decimal Classification System
  • Update metadata associated with Core Collections and Book Review Digest book records
  • Help promote the success of Core Collections through social media, competitive intelligence, research, and other projects.
  • Additional duties as assigned
Requirements:
  • Enrolled in (or recent graduate of) Library and Information Science program 
  • 1+ year experience with Excel, Outlook and Word
  • Good communication skills, eager to work with a team, and willing to learn new software
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 2+ years experience with MS Access, Excel, Outlook, and Word.
  • Some Collection Development exposure preferred.
  • Cataloging, Metadata, and/or Taxonomy course completed.

Benefits:
  • $14-16 houly, plus limited sick leave
  • Partial reimbursement for commuter rail pass and free parking in Ipswich
  • Employee gym and café on premises
  • Unique professional development opportunities
  • Get to see how vendors develop products for libraries
To apply, search for job ID #9460 at this link: http://bit.ly/2m1b5ER 
or  https://www.ebscohost.com/careers1/jobs.php

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Call for Proposals: Knowledge Organization within the Museum Domain

Special issue of Knowledge Organization
Guest editor: Melissa Gill

Knowledge Organization (KO) invites proposals for a special issue focused on knowledge organization within the museum domain. Museums, like libraries and archives, are information institutions for material culture. Museum knowledge organization is object- and context-centric, focusing on the unique instantiation of a particular object and its historical and cultural relationships. Although the objects collected by museums of art, natural history, anthropology, science, and technology are diverse in nature, these institutions find commonality in their treatment of objects as entities whose characteristics and contexts evolve. Museums document information about an object as it changes over time, within and outside of the particular institution's custody. The object's creation, acquisition, exhibition, conservation, and deaccession are captured and documented. Furthermore, museum labels, didactic text, and publications produce additional knowledge about objects. The information record, in addition to the original object itself, is important for stewardship and interpretation.

The heterogeneous, iterative, idiosyncratic, and sometimes subjective nature of museum objects has over the years manifested in a non-standardized approach to knowledge organization. Over the years efforts have been made to standardize museum data within and across domains, such as Cataloging Cultural Objects (CCO), Categories for the Description of Works of Art, (CDWA), SPECTRUM, Lightweight Information Describing Objects (LIDO), Darwin Core, and the CIDOC CRM. The increasing focus on digital engagement coupled with open access initiatives has intensified the need for metadata and its standardization in the museum domain.

In this special issue, KO aims at addressing the organization of knowledge in the museum from a diversity of perspectives; contextual, case-specific, theoretical, empirical, historical as well as contemporary perspectives, etc., are all relevant as long as they add value to the understanding of the museum domain as a knowledge organizing environment.

Please submit abstracts of approximately 500 words to the editor of this special issue at mgill@getty.edu by April 15, 2017.

Full papers should fall within the range 6,000-10,000 words (see author instructions,http://www.isko.org/instructions.htm). Papers will undergo peer review.


Timeline

  • Deadline for abstracts: April 15, 2017
  • Notification to authors: May 15, 2017
  • Deadline for submission of full papers: June 15, 2017

For questions about this special issue, please contact the guest editor. All inquiries about the journal and manuscripts should be directed to the editor-in-chief, Richard P. Smiraglia, Professor, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (ko@isko.org).

 

Knowledge Organization (ISSN 0943-7444) is the official journal of ISKO, International Society for Knowledge Organization (http://www.isko.org/). It is published eight times each year by Ergon Verlag of Würzburg, Germany.

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Digital Projects & Metadata Librarian, Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO), New York, NY

Located in New York City, the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) is a non-profit organization working to develop and maintain essential library services throughout New York City and Westchester County. The METRO membership consists of a diverse group of over 250 libraries, archives, and information organizations ranging from New York's largest libraries to small community archives. METRO provides professional development and continuing education opportunities for our membership, in addition to digitization, metadata, and hosting services for digital collections. METRO is also home to the Empire State Digital Network (ESDN), the New York state service hub for the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Digital Projects and Metadata Librarian manages data and content ingest for METRO digital projects and oversees processes necessary to contribute metadata records from New York institutions to DPLA. 

The Librarian works closely with METRO's Digital Services Manager and METRO developers to grow and support METRO's digital repositories and hosting services. The Librarian is responsible for metadata contribution guidelines for METRO hosted collections and also facilitates the creation and editing of metadata in the Digital Culture of Metropolitan New York (DCMNY) site. The Librarian takes a lead role in developing workflows and procedures for ingesting metadata and associated digital objects into METRO repositories and performs a variety of administrative tasks related to ingest and partner communication.

The Digital Projects and Metadata Librarian works directly with a variety of partners on issues relating to metadata quality, mapping, ingest and harvesting. The Librarian creates and maintains transformations and mappings for partners in order to facilitate contribution of metadata to DPLA from a variety of content management systems and frameworks. The Librarian maintains data sets in METRO's aggregation tool and ensures that records are contributed, updated and removed from the DPLA site in a timely manner.

Candidates should be enthusiastic about supporting and expanding access to digital collections from New York libraries, archives and cultural heritage institutions of all sizes. Creativity, flexibility and the ability to follow and anticipate developing technologies will be essential. 

IF YOU FILL THIS POSITION, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO: 

  • Support METRO digital repositories and hosted collections by performing related metadata and content ingestion tasks in METRO's Islandora repository.
  • Train and assist hosted collections partners with creating metadata for digital objects.
  • Create forms and templates for editing and ingesting MODS records in Islandora.
  • Ingest simple and complex objects into Islandora using a variety of tools and workflows.
  • Create and maintain guidelines, documentation, training materials and workflows.
  • Partner closely with METRO developers to help inform, develop and test new tools and modules.
  • Facilitate aggregation of partner metadata for sharing with the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).
  • Manage data sets and transformations in METRO's aggregation tool and coordinate with partners and DPLA on harvesting schedules and QA.
  • Create and maintain mappings and transformations of partner metadata to the metadata requirements of ESDN and DPLA
  • Coordinate a statewide Metadata Group to support and promote metadata quality and shareability in New York State.
  • Serve as primary liaison to state digital collaborations New York Heritage and Hudson River Valley Heritage (HRVH).
  • Perform appropriate analysis and QA of contributed and transformed metadata to ensure quality records are contributed to DPLA.
  • Collaborate with statewide partners to build and support digital exhibitions using Omeka.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE: 

  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science or a related degree.
  • Knowledge of common metadata standards such as Dublin Core, MARC, MODS, VRA and PB Core.
  • Experience working with digital collections systems and frameworks including  CONTENTdm, Islandora, Hydra, CollectiveAccess, DSpace, and others.
  • Comfortable participating and contributing to open source communities such as Islandora, Fedora, etc.
  • Knowledge and experience working with Linked Data technologies including RDF and data models such as the Europeana Data Model and DPLA MAP.
  • Knowledge of XML and related technologies like XSLT, XPath and XQuery.
  • Experience with mapping and transforming a range of metadata schemas and standards.
  • Knowledge of metadata harvesting protocols like OAI-PMH and ResourceSync.
  • Knowledge of aggregating cultural heritage metadata and using metadata aggregation tools such as REPOX.
  • Familiarity with scripting languages and APIs.
  • Knowledge of appropriate command-line utilities and programming languages to perform QA on contributed metadata.
  • Experience with metadata cleanup utilities such as OpenRefine. 
  • Experience speaking in public and leading meetings and training sessions.
Send cover letter and resume to info@metro.org by April 15, 2017.
Application Deadline: April 15, 2017
Salary from: $65,000

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Temporary Senior Specialist, Information Services, Bain & Company, London, UK

Company Overview

Bain & Company is one of the world's leading global business consulting firms, serving clients across six continents. It was founded in 1973 on the principle that consultants must measure their success in terms of their clients' financial results. Bain's clients have outperformed the stock market 4 to 1. With offices in all major cities, Bain has worked with over 4,150 major multinational and other corporations from every economic sector, in every region of the world.

Position Summary

The Senior Specialist, Information Services works as part of a regional team to provide comprehensive research and information services to consulting and administrative staff using appropriate electronic, print, and other resources. Frequently works as part of case teams to assist in research planning, information management, training, and capture of research experience. The Senior Specialist may have specialized knowledge of resources in one of Bain's Industry Practice Areas. This temporary position will have a duration of 4 months with no possibility for extension.

Core Responsibilities and Duties:

Research Support

  • Conducts research for local and regional case teams, Practice Areas and client development utilizing electronic, print and other resources as appropriate
  • Provides filtered and often synthesized research results
  • Proactively works with Case Team to understand the context of the case and specific case information needs
  • Provides just-in- time business research for consulting and consulting support staff at all levels

Administrative

  • Use internal database to track personal research requests in real time, including appropriate cost recovery information
  • Assist with collection maintenance projects as needed (print and electronic)

Position Qualifications:

  • Degree in Library Science from an accredited university or equivalent higher education degree
  • Five to Seven years demonstrated competency in conducting complex research inquiries using a variety of information sources in a fast-paced consulting, financial services or other business setting desired
  • Database proficiency with Thomson Research, Capital IQ, Bloomberg, LexisNexis, Factiva, and Profound preferred
  • Works independently
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills

Qualified candidates should apply online: https://csscareers-bain.icims.com/jobs/2314/temporary-senior-specialist%2c-information- services/login

For more information please visit www.joinbain.com.

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Summer 2017 Oral History Collection and Visual History Collection Internships, Academy Oral History Projects Department, Los Angeles, CA

The Academy Oral History Projects Department invites library and information science graduate students to apply for Summer 2017 Oral History Collection and Visual History Collection Internships to be based in Los Angeles.

The mission of the Oral History Projects Department is to record, collect, and preserve audio and video interviews with the men and women who form the rich fabric of filmmaking history - from designers, documentarians and executives to actors, animators, technicians and composers. The department has recorded over 70 audio oral histories and over 125 video oral histories with filmmaking professionals from around the world, including Japan, Brazil, Mexico, France and China.

The Academy is seeking graduate students with interest and/or experience in media archiving and oral history as a documentation method. US and international film history knowledge, and multiple language proficiency are also a bonus. For more information on the individual internships, and to apply, please visit the following links:

Visual History Collection Intern: http://bit.ly/2mbPg1D

Oral History Collection Intern: http://bit.ly/2lMonoK

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Electronic Resources Associate, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries seek a collaborative and service-oriented individual to participate in the work of managing the suite of electronic resources for a vibrant user community at the leading edge of research and education. This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a team and to contribute to our mission of promoting learning, discovery and the advancement of knowledge at MIT and beyond.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under direction of the Electronic Resources Librarian, the Associate participates in acquiring, establishing and maintaining access to the Libraries' eresources. Specific duties encompass ordering, licensing support, establishing access, troubleshooting, renewal processing, and records maintenance. The Associate will develop expertise for a subset of publishers, creating and maintaining records, documenting access and purchasing processes, implementing and coordinating changes, and acting as a resource for publisher related questions. They will monitor publisher websites and other tools to identify new, transferred, ceased, and problem titles, adjusting local records and communicating changes. Resource renewal procedures include communicating with staff about options and pricing, initial negotiation with vendors, and securing invoices and coding for payment; cancellations include working with vendors and communicating to staff. The Associate researches purchase and subscription options, places orders, creates/activates records in library systems and databases, and works with vendors, publishers, interface providers, and library technology staff to establish resource access. They also support the licensing workflow during the order and renewal process. As part of the "DigProb" team, the Associate solves reported problems with resource access. Work requires collaboration with Scholarly Communication & Collections Strategy staff, subject liaisons, catalogers, preservation staff, Accounts Payable, Information Delivery & Library Access, and technology staff to ensure effective service, communication, and problem-solving. The Associate participates in group processes to document and maximize workflow efficiencies, establish team goals, problem-solve, and coordinate activities and projects.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required - Two years direct/related experience; post high school education can count toward experience. Solid experience with automated library systems and with standard computer software including database applications, spreadsheet programs, and Internet technologies. Interest and affinity for learning, understanding and effectively using new software and technology. Aptitude for accurate, detailed and quantitative work. Strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills, including ability to identify problems and carry out solutions independently or in collaboration with others. Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities and work with minimal supervision. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written. Positive service attitude and excellent interpersonal skills with proven ability to work as an integral part of a service team and to interact effectively with a variety of people. Demonstrated initiative and flexibility for successfully adapting and working creatively in a dynamic environment. Preferred - Experience in library, higher education and/or a customer service environment.

HOURS: 35 hours per week, M-F, between 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Some flexibility in scheduling is possible.

HOURLY RATE AND BENEFITS: $20.00/hour minimum; actual based on qualifications and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and fully subsidized MBTA passes for local bus and subway service. The MIT Libraries affords a flexible and collegial working environment and provides opportunities for training and skill development.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu. Applications must include cover letter and resume. Priority consideration given to those applications received by April 10, 2017.

MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and ethnic minority candidates.

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Part time Teen/Reference Librarian, Somers Public Library, Somers, CT

Somers Public Library is seeking an energetic and creative individual to become our part time Teen/Reference Librarian. Under the direction of the Library Director, this individual will plan, develop, and supervise after school programming for teens, assist with collection maintenance of young adult materials, supervise the Teen Room, assist with the Library's interlibrary loan, and provide reference, technology, and reader's advisory assistance to teen and adult patrons.

Applicants must be either enrolled in or have completed a Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited institution and have both experience in library reference services and in working with teens, ages 13 - 18.

The position is 15 - 20 hours a week, mostly after school, plus one Sunday afternoon a month. $17.60 per hour.

Please send a complete town application (found at http://www.somersct.gov/), a resume, and a cover letter to Kim LaFleur, Operations Manager, Town of Somers, 600 Main Street, PO Box 308, Somers, CT 06071 or email to opsmanager@somersct.gov

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Archival Intern, The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Washington, DC

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is seeking an Archival Intern for the summer of 2017. The AAMC Reference Center and Mary H. Littlemeyer Archives is a service to AAMC staff and members of the public. Reference Center staff provide reference, research, and access to current and historical collections in order to assist in leading the academic medicine community to improve the health of all. Our Archives collection acquires and provides access to documentation of the Association: its origin, development, policies, and activities. 

This is a full-time archival internship.  The intern will create a collection and related metadata , and upload documents in the Government Relations Testimony MS SharePoint Library (1970-2004) into the CONTENTdm digital asset management system (DAMS).  If there is time, the intern will scan and add the small number of pre-1970 testimony documents and then scan and add the large number of testimony documents from 2004 thru 2017 to the DAMS.

Responsibilities:

This project involves creating a collection in our CONTENTdm DAMS, uploading documents and creating metadata for the documents.  If there is time, the intern will also scan, upload, and create metadata for documents not already included in the current MS SharePoint library.

The intern will learn how to use a DAMS including creating a collection, uploading documents, and creating metadata.  DAMS are widely used in archival repositories, so these are important basic skills to learn.  The intern will also gain experience scanning documents, another basic skill very useful to archival studies. Through this internship, the incumbent will also learn how a special library and archives works.  Direct supervision will be provided by a certified archivist.

Qualifications:

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

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

Here is the link to apply online: https://aamc.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/AAMC/job/Washington/Internship--Archives_10002297

 

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Summer Internships, Radical Lending Library, Brattleboro, VT

The Radical Lending Library is offering 3 unpaid Summer internships to qualified and enthusiastic undergraduate or graduate students. We are happy to work with your institution to develop evaluation criteria or grant credit as appropriate. Please feel free to pass the following information about these internships along to interested students.

1. ZINE PROJECT INTERN

2. SEED LIBRARY PROJECT INTERN

3. PROMOTION AND OUTREACH INTERN


For more information about these positions, visit: http://therootsjclibrary.weebly.com/internship-opportunities.html

To apply, please email a resume and letter of interest by May 15th, 2017, to:
 
Dena Marger
dmarger@gmail.com

Dena Marger, MS-LIS, MA
for the Root Radical Lending Library
http://therootsjclibrary.weebly.com/

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Public Services Supervisor, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

The Worcester Public Library seeks an experienced, service-oriented professional to join a team of three supervisors who assist in managing the Public Services division under the direction of the Public Services Coordinator. The Public Services Supervisor will help lead a team of dedicated reference librarians to create and deliver a wide range of responsive and innovative services and resources to meet the ever-changing needs of users and community in the metropolitan Worcester area.

The successful candidate will possess comprehensive knowledge of both traditional and emerging reference services and practices, from Readers' Advisory, Research, Collection Development, Information Literacy, Programming to Digital Literacy, Lifelong Learning, Virtual Reference and emerging technologies, Grants, Community Outreach, and Partnerships. The individual will be responsible for oversight of specific service areas and initiatives as assigned based on the needs of the Library.

For a Full Job Description Visit: http://tinyurl.com/mywpl-jobs

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Special Collections Metadata Librarian, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

Profile of the University
UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu

Profile of the University Libraries
As a strong partner in student learning, UNLV Libraries fosters critical thinking and lifelong learning with innovative services, entrepreneurial staff, outstanding digital collections, up-to-date technology and internationally renowned Special Collections, including two research centers: The Center for Gaming Research and The Oral History Research Center. University Libraries is comprised of Lied Library and three branch libraries and we are a gateway to more than 20,000 electronic journals and 1.7 million books, including e-books. We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of over 120 experienced faculty librarians and staff members supporting teaching, learning, research and creative endeavors at one of the nation's fastest growing universities.

ROLE of the POSITION
Reporting to the Head of Digital Collections, the Special Collections Metadata Librarian ensures that Special Collections' digital assets are discoverable. Working closely with faculty and staff in Special Collections and across the UNLV University Libraries, the Special Collections Metadata Librarian leads metadata creation and management for digital projects, oversees metadata clean-up and migration projects, selects data models and standards, and maintains metadata documentation. The incumbent develops efficient metadata workflows, provides technical training and consultations, manages controlled vocabularies, performs authority control, ensures metadata is interoperable across systems, and leads the adoption of linked data for digital assets. The incumbent will collaborate with other library departments responsible for cataloging and metadata to align policies and practices, and develop compatible approaches to metadata creation and maintenance. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to work in a complex, changing environment with a flexible, service-oriented attitude, and have a proven capacity to work effectively and collegially on teams with staff at all levels. As a faculty member, the incumbent will be expected to engage in scholarly activities and to provide service to the university, community, and profession in accordance with UNLV and University Libraries standards for promotion and tenure.

QUALIFICATIONS
Required qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited graduate degree in library or information science
  • Demonstrated understanding of principles, standards, and best practices in digital asset management, cataloging, and archival description
  • Experience with name authority work
  • Demonstrated experience using a variety of metadata standards, especially Dublin Core
  • Demonstrated knowledge of metadata tools and systems for creating, editing, harvesting, and transforming metadata
  • Experience managing metadata in a digital repository, digital asset management system, and/or archival collection management system including batch ingest and export and transfer of data between systems
  • Demonstrated understanding of controlled vocabularies, taxonomies, and ontologies
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with others
  • Aptitude for complex, analytical, and technical work with an attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and competing deadlines
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Record of professional engagement and scholarship (presentations, publications, research) sufficient to meet criteria for appointment as either a tenure-track faculty member (Rank II) OR as a tenured faculty member (Rank III).

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with large-scale data migration
  • Experience training others in a variety of metadata standards, especially Dublin Core
  • Project management experience
  • Experience with database management
  • Experience with linked data

SALARY RANGE
This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position at Rank II (tenure-track) or Rank III (tenured); ranks equivalent to an Assistant or Associate Professor. Salary range starts at $ 65,000 - salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience and qualifications. 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.

APPLICATION DETAILS
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, 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 March 20, 2017 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Special Collections Metadata Librarian, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.

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Youth Services Summer Intern (part-time, paid), Merrimack Public Library, Merrimack, NH

Duties: The Merrimack Public Library is looking for a student intern who wishes to gain practical library experience by supporting the Department Head and staff in our fast-paced Youth Services Department.  Duties include assisting patrons (primarily children from birth to age 17 and their caregivers) in the use of the library, assisting with special events and activities, and promoting of library materials. 

The 10-week internship runs from June 12 through August 19, 2017. The schedule will include an average of 20 hours/week and will be determined by intern and supervisor.  Hours may be applied to school credits (to be determined by Intern's academic institution).  

The Library encourages that the Intern keep a journal to track time and read professional articles regarding library trends and best practices (accessible through the library). MLIS students are particularly encouraged to apply, but the position is open to other college students if the work is applicable to their field of study.  Deadline to apply Sunday, March 26, 2017, or until filled.

Qualifications: Candidate must exhibit excellent customer service relations towards patrons of all ages; have good computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office. MLS Candidate preferred 

Closing Date: March 26, 2017 or until filled 

Salary: $12.00/hour 

To Apply: Send Library Application, cover letter and resume to Yvette Couser, Director via email: ycouser@merrimacklibrary.org

or by mail:

Yvette Couser
Merrimack Public Library
470 Daniel Webster Highway
Merrimack, NH 03054

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Acquisitions Library Specialist, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH

Southern New Hampshire University's traditional campus is seeking an Acquisitions Library Specialist. The Library Specialist (Acquisitions) orders, receives, approves and maintains payment records for all books, ebooks, serials standing orders, print and electronic periodicals, RUSH and priority materials, physical media and other library material purchases for the Shapiro Library to help support the university curriculum and faculty research.  This position works closely with vendors/publishers to initiate orders, receive materials, and follow-up on problems. This position works with the Technical Services Librarian to monitor and spend a substantial materials budget utilizing the University financial database system, the library's integrated library system (ILS) and other software programs.

Essential duties and responsibilities of this position include the following:

  • Works extensively with the acquisitions module of an online integrated library system by transmitting electronic orders to vendors and receiving electronic invoices, tracking orders and budget information and assisting with the annual Acquisitions module fiscal close
  • Works closely with vendors and publishers as well as faculty, staff and students to initiate orders, receive materials, and follow-up on problems
  • Manages the use of a department credit card account for purchasing various library items, primarily for the ordering and processing of the large volume of RUSH and priority materials purchased to help fulfill interlibrary loan and off-campus library services requests
  • Works closely with the Technical Services Librarian in managing the acquisition, receipt, claiming and maintenance of all print newspapers, magazines, journals, and microforms in the library collection. In addition, this position assists with the maintenance of individual, electronic journal subscriptions.  This position maintains the order, check-in and holdings records of the integrated library system's Acquisitions module for active print periodicals subscriptions and generates regular statistical reports (monthly) and as needed
  • Records daily statistics and prepares monthly and annual reports. Maintains vendor file, master file of titles on standing order, and current lists of cross files. Organizes file copies of open and closed purchase orders, invoice copies, and correspondence
  • Provides training to a part-time library assistant and assists with the supervision of the part-time position.  Provides occasional supervision to student workers
  • Assists the Electronic Resources Librarian with special projects and the compilation of use statistics as necessary
  • Acts as occasional back-up for opening the Library (Monday - Friday schedule) and supervises the Circulation Desk until Circulation staff arrives
  • Attends appropriate meetings, classes, etc. to extend knowledge of position and general library functions. Assists colleagues and patrons and performs general library functions as required

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience
  • Bachelor's degree
  • This position requires accuracy and attention to detail as well as excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must exercise judgment and critical thinking in order to deal with problems and emergencies as they occur

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with an integrated library system (Innovative Interfaces Millennium preferred)
  • Experience working with vendors / outside organizations
  • Data entry / record management experience

Work Hours: 

Typically 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.

Apply online:

https://snhu.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External_Career_Site/job/Manchester-NH---North-River-Road/Acquisitions-Library-Specialist_R0001065

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Access Services Operations Coordinator, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH

Southern New Hampshire University's traditional campus is seeking part-time Access Services Operations Coordinator to join the Shapiro Library Access Services staff.  The Operations Coordinator manages Library student-workers in select procedural tasks, oversees all aspects of the Course Reserves workflow, and ensures the Library and Information Desk are prepared to meet the needs of the University community.

Essential duties and responsibilities of this position include the following:

  • Hires, trains, schedules, and supervises Library student-workers in operational tasks including shelving, stacks maintenance, periodicals, resource sharing, materials processing, materials delivery, and special projects
  • Oversees all aspects of the Course Reserves workflow by working with University faculty and Library Technical Services staff to obtain, process, and organize needed resources.  Collects, distributes, and analyzes statistics on Course Reserves usage 
  • Opens the Library each weekday morning
  • Is responsible for being proficient in Library policies and procedures and maintaining a strong customer service attitude.  This position may staff the Information Desk during designated shifts or as needed
  • Assists, as needed, the Interlibrary Loan and OCLS Coordinator in borrowing, delivering, and lending Library materials in both electronic and print formats for the entire SNHU community
  • Works with accuracy and attention to detail, and the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Is designated essential staff and as such may be required to may be required to work from home in the event of Library or campus closure
  • Assumes other Access Services and Library duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Demonstrated successful experience working with the public
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to work and adapt in a changing environment
  • Supervisory or management experience
  • Familiarity with libraries and academic culture
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Excellent oral and written communication

Work Hours: 

Typically Monday through Friday, 7:00am - 12pm.  Hours may vary during summers, holiday/break periods, and during University College examination periods.

A background check is required for employment. Please submit a cover letter, in addition to your resume, with your application.

Apply online:

https://snhu.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External_Career_Site/job/Manchester-NH---North-River-Road/Access-Services-Operations-Coordinator_R0001064

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

The Stevens Memorial Library seeks to fill a part-time (18-hours a week) Reference Librarian position.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs various tasks requiring a broad knowledge of professional literature, bibliographic resources, and principles of information delivery and services.
  • Works regular shifts at the reference desk, responding to questions from patrons in person, via email, or the telephone, using a wide range of resources: print, electronic, microfilm, etc.
  • Oversees daily operation and provides instruction in the use of the Library's public computers, printer, and photocopier.
  • Answers questions about electronic devices such as e-readers, tablets, phones, etc. and provides instructions in digital resources such as ebooks, downloadable materials, streaming content, etc.
  • Uses reference interviewing skills and readers' advisory knowledge to effectively support patrons needs.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of information sources and an awareness of new resources and technologies. Effectively uses and promotes the Library's collections and electronic resources.
  • Provides excellent customer service to the public and interprets library services and policies to patrons in a clear, consistent and courteous manner.
  • Actively participates in staff development and training opportunities when appropriate and embraces opportunities to learn in a changing environment.
  • Works at any library location as needed. Assists with Library programs as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of search techniques using print and electronic resources and an ability to instruct others in their use.
  • Proficiency in current and emerging trends in library technologies (equipment and their applications).
  • Commitment to excellent customer service with demonstrated enthusiasm, patience and flexibility when working with the public.
  • Experience using a library automated system and programs; office applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations; and social media and web development resources.
  • Ability to create positive working relationships and collaborate successfully with co-workers; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • High degree of flexibility and ability to multi-task and frequently change focus in order to meet the varying needs of library users and the dynamic needs of public library service.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

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

Experience: Work experience in public library setting preferred.

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

Schedule: 18 hours a week including at least 1 evening and regular weekend (Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 1:30-5pm) in rotation from Labor Day through Memorial Day.

Compensation:

Rate: Librarian I (S-10) $19.84 - $23.76 in 8 steps; coursework in an MLS degree program
Librarian I (S-11) $20.84 - $24.96 in 8 steps; coursework in an MLS degree program
Librarian I (S-12) $21.66 - $25.94 in 8 steps; MLS degree

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

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

Kathleen Keenan, Library Director
c/o Karen Consoli at kconsoli@northandoverma.gov

Priority consideration will be given to applications received on March 13, 2017. Position is open until filled.

The Town of North Andover is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Science Librarian, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Reporting to the Coordinator for Science Collections, this librarian will proactively liaise with the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering (CMSE). The librarian will provide, promote, manage and evaluate library services and resources in chemistry and CMSE.
Specific activities include, but are not limited to, reference service, library instruction, the creation of subject-specific research guides, chemical structure searching, collection management and working with other science librarians to meet the needs of CMSE. The librarian will also develop an understanding of the data needs of various science colleges and departments, including but not limited to chemistry and CMSE, and will work with data librarians to meet the data management, curation and visualization needs of these populations. This librarian will also collaborate with other science librarians in providing library instruction to general and interdisciplinary science students. The successful candidate must be broadly focused, adventurous and willing to expand their range of liaison responsibilities as well as participate approximately quarter-time in a secondary assignment based on the needs of the library and candidate interests. Some evening and weekend hours may be required.
https://jobs.msu.edu/

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Liaison Librarian (4 positions), Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University Libraries is excited to announce four new liaison librarian positions: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science and Engineering.

Engineering Liaison Librarian / Information Scientist
http://apply.interfolio.com/41047

Biology Liaison Librarian / Information Scientist 
http://apply.interfolio.com/41050

Chemistry Liaison Librarian / Information Scientist 
http://apply.interfolio.com/41052

Computer Science Liaison Librarian / Information Scientist
http://apply.interfolio.com/41046
Apply Online

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Library Director, Chelsea Public Library, Chelsea, VT

The Chelsea Public Library, a historic library located in a small and vibrant community in Central Vermont, is seeking a dynamic, creative and people-oriented individual with prior library experience and 21st century vision for the position of Library Director. 

Enthusiasm and interest in community is fundamental. Strong organizational and computer skills and knowledge of current technology is essential. Familiarity with open-source software is helpful.

This is a part time position scheduled to work 25 hours a week. A BA or BS is a minimum qualification. Preference will be given to MLS/VT certification. We will consider a strong candidate with related professional experience and a willingness to pursue certification. Salary is determined by experience and educational level. Benefits include vacation and personal/sick time.

Applications will be accepted until March 27. Please send a letter of interest and resume to shmorse@gmail.com.

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Manager, Library Systems, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

JOB ID 525972 

Brandeis University seeks a Manager of Library Systems to lead and participate in the development, enhancement, and maintenance of the Brandeis University Library Systems environment. This person will lead and participate on projects for functionality, development and integration required in library systems and applications, and projects for interoperability between library systems and other campus systems.

Responsibilities include comprehensive planning for system and application implementation and support, as well as the maintenance and support of the integrated library systems and related library systems.  S/he will collaborate with other library colleagues to explore and deploy new technologies.  This person will manage staff and vendor relationships.

  • Leadership ability; demonstrated understanding of an academic research environment; excellent analytical, organizational and project management skills; familiarity with issues affecting information technology and library systems.  Ability to work with various constituencies and aid in collaboration amongst supported organizations.
  • Demonstrated skills in managing large projects, staff reports and project teams; ability to initiate, plan and manage multiple complex, detailed, concurrent projects.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written; ability to communicate and explain complex technical concepts to a lay community.
  • Strong analytical skills for complex software issues. Ability to evaluate and recommend process changes. Strong technical skills in a variety of applications and tools.
  • Hands on experience managing library servers, systems and applications and working in a Linux/Unix shell
  • Strong knowledge of metadata standards represented in library information systems including MARC, MARCXML, Dublin Core and EAD.
  • Ability to apply user-centered design methodologies and usability principles
  • Hands on experience of web technologies including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML/XSLT

Qualifications

Required Qualifications: Experience with managing campus-wide enterprise systems. Hands on experience managing integrated library systems. Hands on experience working with modern server operating systems and cloud hosted software/infrastructure providers. Familiarity with open-source software and user communities.

Preferred Qualifications:  Experience managing open-source software and participating in open-source communities. Experience managing library systems and technologies such as federated search systems, digital asset management systems, electronic resource management systems and proxy servers.  Administrative experience with ExLibris systems, including Alma, Primo and MetaLib.

  • 5-8 years total work-related experience
  • 1-3 years of supervisory/management experience
  • Master's Degree in Library Science or Information Science - Required

How to Apply

Please submit an online application here: https://careers.brandeis.edu/psp/CAREERS/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&amp;Action=A&amp;JobOpeningId=525972&amp;SiteId=1&amp;PostingSeq=1

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Project Management Internship, Harvard Medical School (HMS), Boston, MA

Status: Full Time - Internship
Schedule: Mon-Fri 9-5 (35 hrs/week) Summer Term
Start/End Dates:  May 8 to August 31, 2017
Link:  http://rits.hms.harvard.edu/open-positions#ProjectManagementIntern

Research Information Technology Solutions (RITS) works collaboratively with researchers at HMS to identify, design, and deliver a wide range of technological solutions at the ever-changing forefront of biomedical research. The Project Management intern will help influence the success of the operational and strategic objectives of the client projects by helping the RITS Project Manager facilitate the execution of projects within the defined scope, timeline, and performance metric. The intern will help develop and implement processes and practices with members of the RITS team. This role will also be responsible with communication at various levels on items including project status, key milestones, and resource allocation.

Some Responsibilities Include:

  • Utilizing and maintaining documentation in support of product scope and design. 
  • Participating in all parts of the project cycle including scoping, design, development, testing, implementation and retrospective (lessons learned). This includes maintaining the framework for the process and creating measurable goals which can be assessed at the end of the project. 
  • Actively participating in managing & executing task schedules to ensure timely completion of all assigned duties.
  • Working with a diverse team to successfully drive projects to completion. 
  • Updating and maintaining project-related websites.
  • Coordinating and communicating with customers and stakeholders to develop processes and policies. 
  • Responsible for taking down minutes and action items during meetings.
  • Serving as a source of general business analysis, which help drive process improvement.

Expected Educational Opportunities:

  • Application of management tools and methods.
  • Development of personal relationships to support team orientation and aid in delivery on goals.
  • Providing specialized tools as a service to researchers.
  • Collaboration on service design.
  • Documentation techniques used in some professional environments. 

Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a BS/BA, ideally in a relevant concentration such as business, management, MIS, biomedical, biology, or a health science field.
  • Demonstrable critical thinking and creative problem solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to communicate technical ideas to non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to manage multiple project simultaneously. 
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Capable of working in a team and by yourself. 
  • Ability to prioritize and evaluate customer specifications & service requirements. 
  • Familiarity with Scrum and project management documentation.
  • Project experience. 
  • Excellent Microsoft office skills.
  • Familiarity with Trello and Slack Applications.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter and a copy of your resume to: rits-staffing@hms.harvard.edu.  Please note:  ALL full-time (35 hour per week) RITS internships requires that interns MUST be currently enrolled in a degree program and receive academic credit.

Internship Application Process
Interviews:  March 6 to April 19, 2017 
Application Deadline:  April 21, 2017
Final Decision:  April 24, 2017
Internship Start Dates:  May 8, 2017

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Library Assistant, Brookline Public Library, Brookline, MA

The Town of Brookline Main Library is seeking for a Library Assistant II to provide administrative and direct service work relating to circulation and provision of library services. Seeking a customer service oriented professional to interact with library patrons and other organizations, in person, as well as by telephone. The Library Assistant II will perform circulation duties; checks materials in and out; registers new borrowers; processes new materials; withdraws obsolete materials; shelves and repairs materials; processes reserve and overdue notices; processes book drop and route-in materials to ensure timely services; maintains records of activities. May oversee and instruct work-study students, volunteers and part-time staff. High school diploma; one to two years of experience; experience working with the public preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of library policies and procedures, including automated circulation systems and information technology. Ability to work with detail and handle multiple tasks simultaneously; experience with IT and computer skills required; computer operations and related library databases; operate library equipment and ability to deal with all members of the public in a courteous and tactful manner. Starting

Salary $19.40 per hour plus generous benefits.

Resume and cover letter by March 27, 2017 to: BrooklineJobs@brooklineMA.gov

The Town of Brookline is an equal opportunity employer and dedicated to maintaining a diverse workforce

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Library External Relations Coordinator, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Position Description Summary:
Under supervision of the Associate Director of Development for the Library, the External Relations Coordinator will assist in Library development activities in direct coordination with UNH Advancement including coordinating stewardship communications, annual giving content, and event management. The position will work closely with colleagues in the Library with a dotted line of responsibility to the Assistant Dean of the Library.

This is a 50% time (20 hours week), one year position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establish, implement and maintain comprehensive donor acknowledgement program for Library supporters;
  • Working with the Associate Director of Development, assist in the identification of potential donors; 
  • With Advancement colleagues in the Annual Fund, coordinate and provide support for Library annual fundraising efforts (e.g. "603 Challenge")
  • In cooperation with campus partners (Advancement, other schools and colleges) collaboratively support the planning, management and execution of approved alumni and donor focused Library fundraising events;
  • In coordination with Advancement CPA and with review by the Library's Associate Director of Development, assist in drafting and producing fundraising materials (both print and electronic - e.g. case statement, brochures, social media, donor event invitations) and other fundraising communications as assigned;
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Desired Qualifications, Abilities and Traits:

  • Development experience preferred;
  • Judgment and Confidentiality - This role has limited decision making capacity and the person must exercise judgment in bringing sensitive matters to the attention of the Dean, Assistant Dean and/or Associate Director of Development to ensure proposed solutions are endorsed before implementation;
  • Understanding of the unique dynamics in engaging and communicating with donors in a University context;
  • Creativity in engaging potential and current donors;
  • Knowledge of and experience in social media;
  • Collaborative colleague with strong interpersonal skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to present to and communicate with individuals, small and large groups effectively;
  • Familiarity with office operations to support development (e.g. databases, fundraising software and electronic spreadsheet knowledge);
  • Event planning experience;
  • Flexibility in times of change;
  • Ability to prioritize busy workload.

Salary Information
$15/hr, non-benefitted

View the position at https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/25586 for more information or to apply.

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Part-time Audio-Visual Specialist, Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

Enthusiastic individual wanted to work in a busy, team-oriented MLN member library serving a diverse, urban community with an excellent collection of print, audio-visual and online resources. 

Qualifications include:  Associates Degree or 2 years of post-high school education; 6 months of computer experience; 1 year experience working with the public or any equivalent combination. Strong interest in working with film, music, digital media and audiobooks. Ability to perform under pressure, ability to work with library staff and a diverse general public in a tactful and courteous manner; good problem solving and computer skills. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Must pass a pre-employment physical with drug and alcohol screening, a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and a background check. Full description available at Human Resources Department. 

Duties include:  Helping library patrons research and locate audio-visual materials and information, providing assistance with digital materials, answering telephones, checking items in and out, registering patrons, account maintenance and other general Audio-visual desk duties as assigned.

Preferred qualifications: Fluency in Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole or Portuguese; facility with social media, familiarity with III Sierra software; facility with basic print or web design; experience with marketing and

Rate of Pay: $24.59/hour, 19 hours per week weekly schedule to include a morning and afternoon and a minimum of one evening/week, plus a minimum of one Saturday and one Sunday per month including July & August. Pro-rated paid time off. No health or retirement benefits.

Deadline to apply:  April 18, 2017

Qualified candidates should submit: Completed City of Waltham employment application (http://www.city.waltham.ma.us/personnel-department ), resume, letter of interest and three written letters of professional reference to:

Mary Gullotti
Human Resources
119 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451
MGullotti@city.waltham.ma.us
781-314-3356/Fax 781-314-3358

Req 2017-54

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Grants Intern, Reach Out and Read, Boston, MA

Reach Out and Read is seeking an undergraduate or graduate student to support a successful grants program. The Grants Intern will be an integral part of a small and dynamic fundraising team, making important contributions to our work. We are looking for an individual who is ready to proactively dive into new projects and independently solve problems, and is also comfortable asking questions and working collaboratively as needed.

This position is part time with a flexible schedule. The intern will be expected to work 20 hours per week during regular business hours (Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm) over the summer, with the option to continue at 10-15 hours per week during the academic year. The intern is required to work these hours at the Reach Out and Read Office: 89 South Street, Boston, MA 02111. The position is paid, at an hourly rate commensurate with experience. The ideal intern will stay in the position from May 2017 through May 2018.

Specific responsibilities include:

Research (50%)

  • Conduct research on corporate and foundation funders and create research memos with recommended next steps, using Foundation Directory Online and other tools.

Administrative Work (35%)

  • Edit grants and other documents, such as grant reports and funder correspondence.
  • Do administrative work to support the development team, such as collating documents, data entry in Salesforce CRM, and assisting with donor mailings.
  • Assist with the planning of events, including the annual fundraising department retreat.

Writing (15%)

  • Write corporate and/or foundation grants, with training and supervision from the Senior Grants and Development Associate. The typical intern will write 1-3 relatively short grants, depending on the length of the internship.
  • Write other materials requested by funders, as needed, including potentially grant reports or update emails.

Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent research, writing, and copyediting skills.
  • Very organized, with strong attention to detail.
  • Self-starter, with willingness to take initiative and try new things.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Nonprofit experience and/or interest in the nonprofit sector.
  • Interest in early literacy or education issues.
  • Experience with fundraising or interest in learning more.
  • Database experience in Salesforce CRM or a similar platform.

Note: these are not requirements, but are helpful areas to highlight in your cover letter if applicable.

Successful interns will:

  • Gain concrete skills including institutional prospect research and grant writing, as well as an understanding of the various elements of nonprofit fundraising.
  • Understand the process of grant seeking, from research, to grant writing, to grant reporting and relationship management.
  • Become proficient in the use of Salesforce and Foundation Directory Online.
  • Learn about early literacy in the pediatric healthcare setting and how it benefits children. The intern will have the opportunity to visit a program site as well as connect with the Programs Department to learn about program operations.
  • Receive nonprofit career development and networking opportunities. We are committed to supporting our interns in furthering their careers.

Application Details:

Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Brenna DeCotis (brenna.decotis@reachoutandread.org) and specify the name of the position in the subject line.

Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis, with the opportunity to begin work in May or June. Candidates are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible.

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Part-time Late Night Reference Librarian, Rivier University, Nashua, NH

Job description: Provide library reference service to faculty, staff, students, and other library patrons. In the absence of the Circulation Staff, oversee circulation desk activity and supervise student workers. Assist with other tasks within the Library.

General Responsibilities:

  • Provide the full range of professional reference services to the University community, offering assistance and instruction in the use of online research databases, the online library catalog and discovery tool, and various reference resource materials, using print, electronic, and other media formats in person as well as using e-mail, the telephone, online chat and texting.
  • Assist patrons as needed in the basic use of computers, printers, photocopiers, scanners, etc.
  • May occasionally provide drop-in library instruction sessions for patrons in general library use, research methods, and the like.
  • May assist in preparing LibGuides and other appropriate materials.
  • May assist with other department functions, including circulation, interlibrary loan, technical services and reserves.
  • In the absence of the Circulation staff, assist in training and supervising student assistants.
  • Monitor building activity on a regular basis. Maintain a safe environment by upholding library policies and procedures. Report any incidents/emergencies to Public Safety and supervisors. Report any building maintenance issues to supervisors.
  • Perform closing procedures at the designated time.
  • Participate in working extended late night hours at the end of the semesters.

Schedule: This position is for the academic year only, excluding certain breaks and holidays. Hours are Monday - Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to midnight and Sunday from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Qualifications:

Required: MLS degree or MLS degree candidate (a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge skills and experience are acquired may be considered). Experience working in a library, academic library experience preferred. Excellent customer service and interpersonal communication skills. Experience with conducting reference interviews and searching research databases. Familiarity with Microsoft Office products and basic technical troubleshooting.

Preferred: Some experience with library circulation systems, as well as supervisory experience.

Submit letter of intent, resume and the contact information for three professional references to: Human Resources, Rivier University, 420 South Main St., Nashua, NH 03060 Attn: LATE NIGHT REFERENCE LIBRARIAN or email to jobs@rivier.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to those candidates who apply by Monday, March 27.

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Library Assistant, Pollard Memorial Library, Lowell, MA

Wage: $638.16 (min) to $770.47 (max)-weekly

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned throughout and at various locations within the Public Library Building.

  • Performs routine acquisitions, cataloging and processing tasks.
  • Provides reference and reader's advisory assistance to library users; assists in use of various
  • services, including but not limited to:
  • on-line public access catalogs, CD ROM's, micro-form readers, and similar technology.
  • Directs the activities of the library pages.
  • Performs all tasks related to circulation and inventory of library materials to users; maintains
  • database.
  • Assists in planning and executing all phases of children's/adult programming.
  • Processes reserve requests for library materials and pursues via computer links with appropriate
  • databases as needed.
  • Maintains non-print materials and equipment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from a four year college or university.
  • Commitment to serving a diverse urban population required.
  • Knowledge of computers and database entry preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Individuals with bilingual skills are encouraged to apply. (English/Spanish or English/Khmer) Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondences and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to library patrons.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and recent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are a representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

The City of Lowell is a smoke and drug free employer and requires a physical with drug screen and CORI, post offer.

Qualified individuals should send application/resume with cover letter to the Human Relations Office, Mary Callery, HR Director Room 19 - City Hall, Lowell, MA 01852 by 4:00 PM: Deadline ~March 20, 2017. Applicants may also send application/resume with cover letter to fax 978-446-7102 or email to cityjobs@lowellma.gov

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Part-Time Library Assistant, Pollard Memorial Library, Lowell, MA

Deadline: March 15, 2017
Wage: $17.7020/hour
Hours: 17.5 to 19 hours per week, may include day, evening and Saturday hours.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned throughout and at various locations within the Public Library Building.

  • Performs routine acquisitions, cataloging and processing tasks.
  • Provides reference and reader's advisory assistance to library users; assists in use of various services, including but not limited to:
  • On-line public access catalogs, CD ROMs, micro-form readers, and similar technology.
  • Directs the activities of the library pages.
  • Performs all tasks related to circulation and inventory of library materials to users; maintains
  • database.
  • Assists in planning and executing all phases of children's/adult programming.
  • Processes reserve requests for library materials and pursues via computer links with appropriate
  • databases as needed.
  • Maintains non-print materials and equipment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from a four year college or university.
  • Commitment to serving a diverse urban population required.
  • Knowledge of computers and database entry preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Individuals with bilingual skills are encouraged to apply. (English/Spanish or English/Khmer) Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondences and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to library patrons.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and recent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are a representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

The City of Lowell is a smoke and drug free employer and requires a physical with drug screen and CORI, post offer.

Qualified individuals should send application/resume with cover letter to the Human Relations Office, Mary Callery, HR Director Room 19 - City Hall, Lowell, MA 01852 by 4:00 PM: Deadline~ March 15, 2017. Applicants may also send application/resume with cover letter to fax 978-446-7102 or email to cityjobs@lowellma.gov

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Library Program Manager, Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services, Providence, RI

The Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS) is seeking a Library Program Manager for library development. This position oversees OLIS project areas such as state aid, library construction, network services and services to libraries.

Duties include planning, developing, implementing and managing a comprehensive program of library development and information resource management on a statewide basis with responsibility for state aid, library construction, network services and other services to libraries; serving as an advisor to libraries, government agencies and the public regarding program activities; and supervising professional staff engaged in the development and implementation of library and information service programs.

Other duties: To assist in the development of program budget proposals; to assist in the planning and development of overall administrative policies, procedures and practices; to develop regulations related to program activities; and to do related work as required.

For additional information and to apply for this position, visit the State of Rhode Island's Job Opportunities website at https://tinyurl.com/olis-lpm2017

All applications and any questions must be submitted online through the State of Rhode Island Job portal. Applications must be submitted by March 27, 2017.

About the Office of Library and Information Services

The Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS) is the state library agency for Rhode Island. OLIS supports and strengthens library and information services in the state to ensure that all residents will benefit from free and convenient access to library and information resources and services. OLIS has the statutory authority and responsibility to administer state and federal funding and to coordinate and support programs for libraries of all types. It is part of the Executive Branch of state government located in the Department of Administration under the direction of the Chief of Library Services. OLIS works with the Library Board of Rhode Island to establish priorities and policies to carry out its mission.

Applications are due March 27.

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Reference Librarian, Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield's Public Library, Pittsfield, MA

We seek an energetic, service-oriented librarian for onsite reference work and outreach to our community. If you can run with a project, think on your feet, admit a mistake, and enjoy having a tangible impact on your neighbors, we may have a place for you. We will encourage your explorations, give you opportunities to stretch, and support your professional growth. The Berkshire Athenaeum is an urban library located in western Massachusetts, the heart of the Berkshires. While close to major East Coast cities (3 ½ hours travel time from New York City, less to Boston) our county is home to a dizzying array of cultural offerings, gorgeous natural beauty and options for affordable living.

Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield's Public Library is seeking to fill the position of Subject Specialist. The incumbent will work as part of the Reference Team, under the general supervision of the Reference Services Supervisor, to meet library and departmental goals. Decision-making and problem solving, including interpretation of library policy and the exercise of independent judgment are necessary. In-depth knowledge and ability in advanced library procedures, including research and the teaching of research skills are required. Comfort with technology and a commitment to keeping tech skills current are essential. Initiative in project planning and outreach to promote library services in the community is desired. Public desk staffing is routinely involved. Some clerical tasks are assigned.

This is a full-time position working thirty-five hours per week.

Deadline to apply: Friday, April 7, 2017

For more information on this job and to apply, please visit: https://cityofpittsfield.hyrell.com/UI/Views/Applicant/VirtualStepPositionDetails.aspx?enc=FaRLoA6Rl87QltowKLdMEi5rskRYVdW+C5QyERZbLRI=&tzi=Eastern%20Standard%20Time

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Life Sciences Librarian, New York University, New York, NY

NYU Libraries seeks a subject specialist in the life sciences to support the research and teaching programs of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in biology, environmental sciences, nutrition, and global public health.  This librarian serves as a library liaison with special emphases on building and curating collections in all formats; developing a program of extensive outreach, instruction, consultation, and research support services; and delivering responsive and innovative information services.  The Life Sciences Librarian collaborates on scholarly communication and data services initiatives and participates in collaborative research projects, including sponsored research projects.  Librarians play a key role in the educational mission of NYU by establishing strong collaborative relationships with faculty and students and connecting them to the services, content, and tools that meet their research, teaching, and learning needs.

The Life Sciences Librarian is a tenure track position based in the Research Commons at Bobst Library and is a member of the Coles Science Center in the Collections &amp; Research Services unit of the NYU Division of Libraries.   The Life Sciences Librarian takes a leadership role on selected projects and initiatives within the NYU Division of Libraries.  The successful candidate works collaboratively with other science librarians across NYU, including the NYU Health Sciences Libraries, NYU's Courant Institute Library, the Bern Dibner Library at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, the NYU Abu Dhabi Library, and the NYU Shanghai Library, as well as with colleagues across the Division of Libraries to develop, deliver, and assess high-quality research support services.  Librarians at NYU participate in Library-wide committees and professional activities outside of NYU, and they also monitor developments and best practices to help ensure the excellence of the NYU collections and research support services.  The individual in this position reports to the Head of Science &amp; Engineering for the NYU Division of Libraries.

New York University Libraries: Libraries at New York University serve the school's 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU's vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our 11 global academic centers and our "portal campuses" in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.   New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. View the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan.

NYU's Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

Qualifications:

Required: 

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in the life sciences or related science discipline.
  • Minimum one graduate degree (master's level or higher) for consideration.  A second graduate degree will be required for tenure review. One of the two graduate degrees must be an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent.
  • Public service experience in an academic library, including reference, instruction, or collection development.
  • Demonstrated public service orientation and knowledge of user needs for teaching, learning, and research.
  • Understanding of the data management needs of researchers in the sciences.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a complex organization.
  • Creative, service-oriented approach to problem solving.
  • High degree of facility with technologies and systems germane to the 21 st century library.
  • Knowledgeable in the issues surrounding scholarly communications in the sciences.

Preferred:

  • Advanced degree in the life sciences.
  • Experience with user assessment.
  • Record of professional activities, including research and engagement in professional organizations.

Salary/Benefits: Faculty status, attractive benefits package including five weeks annual vacation. Salary commensurate with experience and background. 

To Apply:  To ensure consideration, submit your CV and letter of application, including the name, address, and telephone number of three references to: https://apply.interfolio.com/40956.

Applications submitted by Friday, April 21 st will receive preference.

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Project Archivist, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Job Summary

The Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan invites applications for its program of Project Archivists, a hiring initiative to match recent graduates with term-limited positions aligned with the library's key initiatives. Multiple positions are available; terms range from one to two years depending on projects.

In a team environment, Project Archivists develop essential career skills and contribute to strategic goals in the library's priorities in curation. This search welcomes in particular applicants with experience and/or interest in the curation of complex, contemporary archives with a variety of formats and genres both analog and digital. Examples of current priorities include the digitization of audiovisual materials and large-scale digitization of archival collections in multiple formats.

Project Archivists join a team of fourteen professional archivists who are committed to pursuing best practices and innovative ideas in collecting, curating, and promoting both academic research and public interest in the records of the University of Michigan and major collections relating to the history of the state of Michigan, its peoples, and organizations.  Examples of recent and ongoing priorities are the library's adaptation of and research in the use of Aeon, ArchivesSpace, Archivematica; learning analytics; research and implementation of new processes relating to rights reviews and removable media; and the conversion and curation of large and complex digital collections. The Bentley enjoys a strong partnership with the University of Michigan Library system, sharing services and expertise in curation and co-hosting symposia recently on digital practices, academic research using archived websites, and on optimizing researcher services through Aeon.

Each Project Archivist reports to a Lead Archivist who oversees work in one of the functional areas within the Curation Division.  Start of employment in Summer 2017 is preferred.

Required Qualifications*

  • Master's degree in archives and records management from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association or subject expertise through the attainment of an advanced degree relevant to archival administration 
  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting and to meet demanding project deadlines with project management skills
  • Practical understanding of important features and functionality for archival access and curatorial systems
  • Proven capacity to acquire new skills and to synthesize and act upon complex technical information and developments
  • Ability to routinely move 30-40 pound boxes and to occasionally ascend/descend ladders and/or stairs

Additional Information

The Bentley Historical Library was established in 1935 by the University of Michigan Board of Regents to carry out two functions:  to serve as the official archives of the University and to document the history of the state of Michigan and the activities of its people, organizations, and voluntary associations.  As of 2016, the Bentley has amassed extensive holdings including more than 64,000 feet of archives and manuscripts; 57,000 printed volumes; 1.5 million photographs and other visual materials; over 10,000 cartographic items; and nearly 50 terabytes of curated digital content.  The Bentley has been awarded the Society of American Archivists Distinguished Service Award and has demonstrated ongoing leadership in the archival profession.  Former employees of the Bentley hold senior positions at archival institutions throughout the country. 

Benefits

The University of Michigan offers excellent benefits and wellness opportunities, hr.umich.edu/benefits-wellness. This position offers 24 days of vacation per year, 15 days of sick leave per year, and opportunities for professional development.

Rank

Project archivists are term-limited positions without eligibility for promotion.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended. Applications will be reviewed as received throughout the posting period, and review will continue until the position is filled.

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position, and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/138521/project_archivist

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Digital Archivist, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, Los Angeles, CA

DESCRIPTION
Reporting to the Associate Director of Digital Management Services (DMS), the Digital Archivist works cross-departmentally with Academy curators, preservationists and archivists to manage efforts to preserve, describe and make accessible digitized and born-digital archival materials.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Act as liaison to curatorial staff and internal content producers to manage the selection, description, preservation, and archiving of digital assets
  • Perform content audits of born digital collections
  • Monitor file-based workflows for preservation ingest and proxy creation; identify preservation issues and report problems to AMPAS staff and system vendors
  • Train and onboard new users
  • Field helpdesk tickets and system error reports using JIRA ticketing system; provide ongoing user support
  • Participate in interdepartmental working groups to define data governance and workflows
  • Assist DMS Manager with documentation, implementation and monitoring of data governance, policies and processes
  • Assist DMS Manager with data migration, quality control and testing of systems

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Advanced degree in archive studies or library information science preferred
  • Minimum 2+ years hands-on experience with archive/library/museum collections and digital asset management solutions (previous experience with Adlib collections management software and Open Text Media Management is a plus)
  • In-depth understanding of digital formats and concepts related to digital use, migration and reformatting with particular emphasis on media formats for still images, documents, audio and moving image file formats
  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles of archival collection management and preservation required; knowledge of motion picture history and technology preferred
  • Extremely detail-oriented and experienced with standard computer word processing and spreadsheet software
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to articulate complex technical concepts to non-technical staff; patience for training and support
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment where consultation, flexibility, collaboration and cooperation are essential


FULL-TIME/PART-TIME Full-Time
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT Non-Exempt
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 7,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is under construction in Los Angeles.
EOE STATEMENT The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating, managing and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is vital to the Academy. Accordingly, the Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. And, to help foster diversity, the Academy utilizes programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy's commitment to diversity.

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Library Director, Peabody Institute Library, Peabody, MA

Pay: DOQ $82,500.00 ·$90,293.00
Schedule: Full-time, 40 hours per week; additional hours may be required

Summary:

The Board of Trustees of the Peabody Institute Library seeks a dynamic and creative candidate for the position of Library Director in accordance with Article VI of its By-Laws. Working under the direction of the Board, and under the general supervision of the Mayor or his/her designee, the Library Director will be responsible for the overall management and oversight of the Library including the below described essential functions and duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (These duties are a general summary and not all inclusive, other duties may be assigned.):

  • Plans, manages, and directs the operations, programs, services and personnel of the Library and oversees the care and maintenance of the Library buildings, equipment and systems.
  • Attends Board meetings and reports on library activities and important issues; drafts and recommends policy to the Board; advises the Board on library matters and provides expertise and guidance to the Board on pertinent legislation from local, state and federal agencies.
  • Prepares the annual budget; presents and defends budget requests before the Peabody City Council.
  • Administers, oversees and controls the expenditures of funds within the constraints of approved budgets.
  • Represents library with municipal government, outside agencies and community organizations to implement and promote library services; speaks before groups and boards as required.
  • Facilitates Library Foundation initiatives and activities; attends Foundation meetings, provides expertise and guidance to Foundation Board members on pertinent issues and library matters.
  • Plans for the implementation of the Library's Strategic Plan's goals and objectives.
  • Oversees the utilization, repair and maintenance of the Library's physical plant in conjunction with designated City staff.
  • Oversees and responsible for the security, preservation and maintenance of the Library's historic resources and artwork, including the Sutton Room collections, and remains abreast of trends and best practices for restoration, preservation and security.
  • Directs the development and maintenance of a public library collections of books, periodicals and media; develops policies relative to the selection and purchase of all library materials.
  • Selects, trains, supervises and evaluates employees and volunteers.
  • Fosters awareness of trends in library technology, funding and management.
  • Maintains membership in professional organizations; attends professional meetings and workshops, keeping apprised of developments in the field.
  • Develops a schedule of library programs and services that are both progressive and inclusive.
  • Develops and implements a public relations program.
  • Performs other duties as prioritized.

Qualifications: (Full statement of qualifications available at the Human Resources Department.)

MLS from an ALA accredited program and MBLC certification. A minimum of 5+ years of progressively responsible professional public library experience, including at least 3 years in a supervisory capacity. Excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to work effectively with others; leadership skills and a high degree of motivation, initiative and resourcefulness; ability to exercise independent judgment in decision-making; intellectual curiosity; competence in current and emerging library technology.

Posting Date: March 7, 2017

Qualified candidates please apply by 12:30 PM on Friday, April 7, 2017. Please apply by submitting a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department at City Hall, 24 Lowell Street, Peabody, MA 01960; via email to ctromblev@peabodv-ma.gov; or by fax 978-538- 5982.

The City of Peabody is an EOE.

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Digital Archivist for Special Collections and University Archives, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC

J. Murrey Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte is seeking a Digital Archivist to develop and implement a comprehensive digital archives program in accordance with emerging standards and best practices. The Digital Archivist will work collaboratively on the establishment of policies and procedures to enhance preservation, accessibility and discoverability of Special Collections and University Archives digital resources, including digital repository development. 
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a rapidly growing research intensive University offering over 26,000 students a variety of undergraduate, master's and doctoral programs in seven academic colleges. UNC Charlotte's Atkins Library is a comprehensive research library with over 1,087,000 volumes and approximately 47,000 unique print and electronic serial titles and an annual budget of over $10 million. 
UNC Charlotte is located in the largest city in North Carolina, a beautiful southern city of 775,202 with over 1.5 million in the greater metropolitan area, in one of the fastest growing regions in the country. Located on a 1,000 acre wooded campus, the University is accessible to the city's performing arts and cultural and sports events and to recreational lakes. 

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: 
  • Develops, implements, and provides training on policies and procedures that facilitate the selection, acquisition, transfer, preservation, arrangement, description, and access to born-digital records in accordance with emerging standards and best practices
  • Works collaboratively to accession, arrange and describe born-digital and hybrid manuscript and University Archives collections using appropriate digital curation tools, archives management systems (i.e. ArchivesSpace), and Islandora repository infrastructure
  • Works collaboratively on digital repository development and workflows to enhance preservation, accessibility and discoverability of Special Collections and University Archives digital resources
  • Works collaboratively to provide advice and consulting services to university offices on best practices and workflows for preservation of electronic records
  • Works collaboratively to conduct web archiving activities to support manuscript and University Archives collections
  • Conducts outreach activities including workshops and presentations on personal digital archiving to members of the campus and Charlotte community
  • Trains departmental colleagues and student workers in the successful implementation of born-digital processing workflows
  • Selects, acquires, preserves and provides access to local government documents
  • Provides digital preservation expertise for library initiatives as needed
  • Participates in the conception and development of grant applications in support of born-digital initiatives
  • Participates in library and university committees
  • Participates in appropriate professional associations
  • Conducts scholarship activities alone and in collaboration with others
  • Performs other duties as assigned 
MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
  • The minimum academic credential required for applicants for faculty positions at Atkins Library is completion of a master's degree in the field of library and information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association by time of interview.
  • Graduation with master's degree in a specialized area directly relevant to the position description may be an acceptable substitute in certain situations if approved by the Dean. 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Paid or unpaid work or internship experience with digital curation tools and workflows used to capture, process, and preserve born-digital records
  • Demonstrated understanding of basic archival principles and practices
  • Demonstrated understanding of both the fundamentals of digital preservation and the recent advancements in the field
  • Experience teaching or training others (including non-archivists) in digital preservation, born-digital workflows or related topics
  • Project management experience
  • Commitment to assessment and employing assessment data to improve services
  • Working knowledge of relevant metadata formats, standards and schema
  • Working knowledge or hands-on experience with digital repository platforms and archives management software Commitment to fostering an environment of multiculturalism and inclusion in the workplace
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups and to create an environment of mutual respect
  • Ability to work effectively in an organization in which change is both necessary and constant
  • Commitment to public service
  • Excellent written, public speaking, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills  
TO APPLY: 
ONLY ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTEDhttps://jobs.uncc.edu/ 
(Search Faculty Vacancies - Position #009294) 
The following Application Materials must be attached to your electronic submission
  • Cover letter
  • CV/Resume
  • Names (including titles and company/institutions), addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references. 
The Search Committee will not contact references verifying permission with the candidate. 
Applications received by April 1, 2017 will receive priority consideration. Anticipated start date is September 15, 2017. Appointment requires successful completion of background check.
J. Murrey Atkins Library supports and affirms diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism. Through our collections, services, policies, and programs, we strive to support these values, and we encourage applications from professionals who can help us achieve this goal. AA/EOE.
Competitive salary and benefits package.
For additional information about The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, please visit our Web site: http://www.uncc.edu. For further details about Atkins Library, please consult our web site: http://library.uncc.edu.

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Scholarly Communications Librarian, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA

Position Summary
Gettysburg College's Musselman Library invites a service-oriented librarian to join its growing Scholarly Communications department. Our library is a dynamic organization where every staff member makes a difference. We serve a small, liberal arts community of 2,600 students.

The Scholarly Communications Librarian plays a key role in providing and expanding library services related to open access, Open Educational Resources, and library publishing. This newly-created position will oversee sustainable growth and management of our established institutional repository, The Cupola, as well as promotion, outreach, and education for various campus constituents. The position will provide primary support for library publishing activities, which currently include five undergraduate journals. The position will also provide education and support to faculty who adopt, adapt, and create Open Educational Resources. This librarian joins a growing department dedicated to supporting scholarly communications and digital scholarship.

Like all librarians, the Scholarly Communications Librarian will participate actively in collection development, serve as liaison to one or more academic departments, serve on library committees, participate in a weekly rotation at the research help desk, and benefit from continuing education and professional development opportunities. This librarian reports to the Assistant Dean and Director of Scholarly Communications. The salary is competitive and is complemented with a superior benefits package.

Qualifications
Required:

  • Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the current scholarly communications environment, including open access issues, library publishing, copyright, author rights, and institutional repositories
  • Effective communication (both oral and written), interpersonal, and organizational skills, as well as cross-cultural competencies to maximize effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members
  • Strong service orientation and the ability to interact positively with students, faculty, and the public, as well as demonstrated commitment to participating in and building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic environment

Preferred:

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

Special Instructions Summary
Gettysburg College is committed to a climate that welcomes and supports diversity. Candidates should address in their cover letter how they have contributed to a campus/workplace culture of inclusion, as well as how they would envision contributing at Gettysburg.

Application materials must be received by March 31, 2017. Anticipated start date is summer 2017.

https://gettysburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/2037

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Children's Services Department Internship, Northborough Free Library, Northborough, MA

The Northborough Free Library is seeking a library school intern wishing to gain valuable project management, collection development and cataloging skills. This position is best-suited for a person interested in serving children in public libraries. The Children's Services Department circulates over 25 large kits on a variety of topics. The materials within the kits include books, audiovisual resources, puzzles, and other theme-appropriate items. All of these kits were created over 10 years ago, and are sorely in need of updating!

Under the direction of the Children's Services Librarian, the intern will:

  • Research and identify what materials need to be updated, deleted, or replaced in each kit
  • Use traditional and contemporary selection tools to choose new materials
  • Work within a budget to purchase materials through our book jobber or other online merchant
  • Receive, process and catalog the "new" kits
  • Make recommendations for additional themes and potentially create these kits

Timeframe: TBD.
Hours per week: TBD.

Contact person: Katrina Ireland-Bilodeau, Children's Librarian.

This internship is a perfect way to familiarize yourself with a variety of library duties in a fun and fast-paced public library children's environment. If you are interested in applying, please send a cover letter and resume to Katrina Ireland-Bilodeau, Children's Services Librarian at kireland@cwmars.org or to 34 Main St., Northborough, MA 01532.

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Executive Assistant, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

37.5 hours per week, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; Schedule will also include occasional evening and weekend hours for meetings and special events

QUALIFICATIONS:

A high school diploma or high school equivalency required. Facility with Microsoft Word and Excel required. Customer service experience essential. A Bachelor's degree or coursework beyond high school level is desirable. Library experience is desirable. Computer literate and able to use standard office equipment such as copier, scanner, fax, adding machine. Functional knowledge of Microsoft software, especially Word and Excel. Accurate and efficient typing, filing, alphanumeric ordering, and clerical skills. Ability to proofread the work of self and others with high degree of accuracy. Ability to multi-task efficiently and to focus while being frequently interrupted. Attention to detail and accuracy. Flexibility. Ability to communicate effectively, patiently and courteously. Ability to remain calm and clear-headed at all times and especially in emergency situations. Ability to follow oral and/or written instructions quickly and thoroughly. Ability to organize work, set priorities, use time effectively, work independently, and meet deadlines. Punctuality and dependability. Ability to analyze and creatively solve problems related to the position in a positive manner. Good judgment. Sense of humor. Common sense approach. Ability to work with enthusiasm and initiative, a cheerful disposition, and a willingness to work positively, effectively and harmoniously with others within a team model, assisting and supporting coworkers.

DUTIES:

  • Provides high level executive support to the Library Director and other Administrators as needed including managing calendars and correspondences
  • Provides outstanding customer service to internal and external customers
  • Answers the Administrative Office telephone
  • Greets visitors to the Administrative Office
  • Responsible for administrative tasks such as filing, photocopying, and mailings
  • Acts as liaison with Library Staff and City Departments
  • Acts as liaison with Library Board of Trustees, Friends of the Library and Library Foundation and provides administrative support for their activities
  • Attends Board, Friends, and Foundation meetings; records and distributes minutes as needed
  • Prepares and sends weekly Library staff newsletter
  • Acts as backup for preparation of payroll and other HR activities, including new hire employee paperwork and orientation planning
  • Assists with patron and public service issues as needed
  • Assists with finding appropriate coverage in staffing emergencies
  • Maintains strict confidentiality of all information
  • Prepares correspondence and reports as requested
  • Assists on grant applications
  • Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality service
  • Any other duties as required for the good of the department and the Library

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment, including office equipment such as computers, mobile devices, fax machines, photocopiers, as well as library programming equipment such as DVD players, sound systems, and projection equipment. Ability to sit and use computer workstation, including keyboard and visual display terminal, for extended periods of time. Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor and up ramp, and to carry cartons of books or other materials or equipment. Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work in an environment where there are constant interruptions. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing which permits employee to communicate effectively. Sufficient vision which permits employee to read books and patron requests. Sufficient manual dexterity which permits employee to type and record files and open boxes. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Work is performed primarily in an indoor shared-office setting at the library. Normal office exposure to noise, stress and interruptions. May attend and participate offsite in continuing educational programs designed to keep abreast of changes.

SALARY: $27.49 - $34.35 per hour in seven steps

DEADLINE: 5:00 pm on March 14, 2017

APPLY TO:

City of Cambridge
Personnel Department, Room 309
795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

Please send 2 copies each of cover letter and resume

Fax: 617-349- 4312
employment@cambridgema.gov

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Archivist, Maryknoll Mission Archives, Maryknoll, NY

The Maryknoll Mission Archives seeks a creative and professional Archivist to maintain historic materials. This includes appraising and accessioning new materials, arrangement and description of collections, identification of preservation issues, assisting visiting researchers, responding to queries of offsite patrons, and conducting outreach activities (exhibits, tours, newsletter articles) to promote interest in the history and legacy of the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters Congregation and Maryknoll Lay Missioners.

Must have ALA-accredited MLS or MA in history with archives concentration and 2-3 years experience. Knowledge of archival theory and practice, with processing experience. Strong organizational, analytical, written and interpersonal skills; ability to handle multiple tasks; can work independently and as team member; detail-oriented; knowledge of computer applications in Archives. Experience with Microsoft Access, databases and cataloging a plus. Knowledge of Catholic Church history and global issues an asset.

We offer an outstanding work environment, opportunities for career development and competitive benefits. EOE. Interested and qualified applicants should forward their resume to:
Human Resources Department
Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers
PO Box 302-ARCH
Maryknoll, NY 10545
Email: HR@maryknoll.org
Fax: 914-944-3617

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Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, Arlington Public Library, Arlington, VA

Salary $26.76 - $42.84 Hourly

Job Type Part-Time

Closing 3/16/2017 11:59 PM Eastern

Position Information

Join an innovative team that continuously strives to anticipate and meet community needs, maintain rich library collections, and improve upon a 98% customer satisfaction rating. Cataloging and Metadata Services is part of a Materials Management Division that centrally acquires, catalogs, classifies, and processes all materials for Central Library, seven branches, and the Pop-Up location, and maintains the integrity of a database of 300,000+ catalog records.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Playing a key role in the ongoing upkeep and maintenance of the library's cataloging, authority control, receiving, and processing workflows.
  • Insuring that print, non-print, and electronic resources are accessible to borrowers in the most timely and cost-effective manner possible.
  • Supporting the manager in quality control for the cataloging and processing of all library materials, while maintaining proper cataloging standards and procedures.
  • Keeping abreast of emerging trends, innovations and best practices affecting library systems and catalogs, and of methods of electronic resources management and metadata standards.
  • Ability to use cataloging tools, such as MarcEdit, Sierra's global update to create lists and global update functions, and OCLC Connexion Client, to implement changes and enhancements to the library database.
  • Performing original and copy cataloging in all formats. Proven working knowledge of cataloging tools and resources (DDC, USMARC, RDA, AACR2, LCSH, LCNAF and LCC), and performing batch-loading of large vendor sets.
  • Coordinating database policies and procedures for the library system, and performing database maintenance practices.
  • Incorporating new ways of leveraging technology for collecting, organizing, and providing access to library materials.

The successful candidate will be able to help leadership inspire a broad and shared vision for innovative library services, demonstrate the ability to work quickly and accurately in a service and production-oriented environment, and thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing workplace.

Selection Criteria

Minimum Qualifications: Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university, plus two years' professional experience providing library services with at least one year in cataloging related work.

The ideal candidate will have experience providing programming or technical services that include the following:

  • Automated library cataloging, authority control, and acquisitions processes, such as Dewey Decimal Classification, AACR2, MARC21, LCSH, OCLC and LC subject headings, RDA, and LCNAF;
  • Working with vendors to outsource cataloging and processing library materials, including those pertaining to shelf-ready product delivery;
  • Workflows to incorporate new technologies or shifts in cataloging priorities.
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems and statistical analysis;
  • Understanding of typical collection development, acquisitions, and processing practices of a large library; and/or
  • Experience with technical services modules of Innovative Interface's Sierra or other automated systems.

Special Requirements

Must possess or be eligible for a Virginia Librarian's Certificate.

Additional Information

Work Hours: 30 hours per week, Monday - Friday within the hours of 7:30-5:30 p.m. (Scheduling is flexible within limits.)
 

Each section of the application must be completed. A resume may be attached, however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: www.arlingtonva.us/pers.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.


01 Do you have a Masters of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited college or university?

  • Yes
  • No

02 How much full-time professional experience do you have providing library services which included at least one year in cataloging related work?

  • None
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 year to less than 2 years
  • 2 years to less than 3 years
  • 3 years or more

03 Please indicate if you have any of the following: (Check all that apply) Be sure the detail of any experience checked is reflected in the work history section of your application.

  • Automated library cataloging, authority control, and acquisitions processes, such as Dewey Decimal Classification, AACR2, MARC21, LCSH, OCLC and LC subject headings, RDA, and LCNAF
  • Working with vendors outsourcing and cataloging library technical services, including those pertaining to shelf-ready product delivery
  • Workflows to incorporate new technologies or shifts in cataloging priorities
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems and statistical analysis
  • Understanding of typical collection development, acquisitions, and processing practices of a large library
  • Working with vendor outsourcing program in library technical services
  • Experience with technical services modules of Innovative Interface's Sierra or other automated systems
  • None of the above

Phonec703-228-3500

Website http://www.arlingtonva.us/pers

 

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Senior Lecturer in Library and Information Studies, UCL Qatar, Doha, Qatar

Consistently ranked among the world's top universities, University College London is London's Global University. UCL Qatar (UCLQ) was established in 2010 in partnership with Qatar Foundation (QF), and Qatar Museums Authority (now Qatar Museums, QM) and Hamid Bin Khalifa University (HBKU). Located in the Georgetown University building on the Education City campus, UCLQ forms part of QF's Education City initiative and is wholly funded by QF. UCLQ undertakes research, graduate-level teaching, continuous professional development and outreach. It has approximately 80 students and 43 staff. The UCL Qatar campus builds upon UCL's renowned strengths in Archaeology, Conservation, Librarianship and Museum studies.

UCL Qatar is now seeking to strengthen the scope of its programmes through the appointment of a Senior Lecturer in Library and Information Studies (LibrIS).

The Opportunity

  • To develop and expand the successful MA in Library and Information Studies, working closely with UCLQ and HBKU colleagues and partner organisations.
  • To carry out high-quality research, teaching, management, public engagement and administration within UCLQ, with a teaching focus on the MA in Library and Information Studies.
  • To contribute to the development, planning and implementation of a high quality curriculum and ensure the quality of the programme.

Your Credentials

  • A PhD in a relevant subject, a professional qualification in a library or information science field and experience of delivering a postgraduate taught degree programme.
  • Specific knowledge in Big Data/Analytics and Knowledge Management (BDA-KM), and Principles of computing and information technology in the context of the academic discipline of LibrIS.
  • Ability to conduct high quality research of international standing reflected in the authorship of a number of high quality publications.

Closing date for applications: 19 March 2017.

Please visit www.harveynash.com/uclqatar for further information.

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Executive Director, Norman Williams Public Library (NWPL), Woodstock, VT

The Norman Williams Public Library (NWPL) has an opening for the position of Executive Director. The Board of Trustees seeks a librarian with vision, enthusiasm, and experience to ensure our library continues to thrive. NWPL is both a privately and municipally funded institution occupying a historic building on the Village Green in Woodstock, Vermont.

Mission Statement: The Norman Williams Public Library enriches the intellectual and cultural life of the greater Woodstock community by providing access to literature, culture, current information, and technology ... serving as a gathering place for people of all ages; and supporting lifelong learning for all.

The Executive Director oversees an annual operating budget of approximately $500,000 generated from the Town of Woodstock, donations, and endowment. The print collection has 50,000 volumes as well as access to interlibrary loan, audio, and ebooks. Last year (fiscal year 15-16) 44,000 items circulated. Circulation of ebooks and audiobooks increased by 50%. Volunteers contributed 2,898 hours. During the past year, the library hosted 475 programs with more than 7,000 attendees.

The Community
Woodstock is a charming New England town of 3,200 with a strong sense of community. The population is highly literate and culturally active. There are excellent public and private schools in the area, including several institutions of higher education. Each summer the town hosts a literary festival, Bookstock, and a variety of other artistic events are held throughout the year. The abundance of outdoor activities -- skiing, hiking, biking, swimming, golfing -- makes Woodstock a year-round destination.

Responsibilities
The Executive Director is responsible for managing all day-to-day operations and representing the library in the greater Woodstock community.

Library Management:

  • Supervises the library staff and promotes a collaborative environment
  • Recruits and selects library personnel and volunteers, and works with the Board to develop personnel policies
  • Oversees staff training, scheduling, and evaluation
  • Practices decisive and effective leadership
  • Actively engages with the public and community organizations
  • Works with the Board Treasurer to prepare and present an annual library budget proposal
  • Supports collection development
  • Stays abreast of new developments in the library profession, including technological advances
  • Oversees an active schedule of public programming
  • Manages finances according to the approved operating budget

Fundraising:

  • Builds relationships with current and prospective donors
  • Works closely with the Director of Development and the Board's Development Committee to plan and implement fundraising strategies

Collaboration with the Board:

  • Works with the Board treasurer to prepare and present an annual library budget proposal
  • Prepares regular narrative and statistical reports for the Board of Trustees
  • Assists in preparing meeting agendas and materials and participates in meetings of the Board of Trustees
  • Develops short-term and long-range goals including those articulated in the 2015 Strategic Planning Initiative

Qualifications

  • A Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA certified program is strongly preferred. A successful candidate demonstrates thorough knowledge of the principles of library organization and administration.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills are essential.
  • At least three years in a supervisory capacity of a major department at a public library or as a director of a public library is required. This experience should demonstrate an ability to manage a budget and finances.

A combination of education and experience demonstrating the ability to meet the requirements of the position may also be considered.

The Executive Director will perform complex and varied tasks requiring independent judgment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The Norman Williams Public Library is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age.

This job description is not, nor is it intended to be, a complete statement of all duties, functions, and responsibilities that comprise this position. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

TO APPLY:

Resumes with cover letters should be submitted to:
Search Committee
Norman Williams Public Library
10 The Green
Woodstock, VT 05091
OR: via email to: emily.boyd15@gmail.com

Priority will be given to applications received by April 10, 2017

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NewsHour Digitization Project Internship, American Archive of Public Broadcasting, Boston, MA

Description:

NewsHour Digitization Project intern will primarily assist with quality-control, normalization, and cataloging of records for 8,000 hours of the PBS NewsHour. This is an excellent opportunity to become familiar with audiovisual digitization projects, audiovisual cataloging, the PBCore metadata schema (pbcore.org), and data normalization.

Additionally, the intern will also have the opportunity to contribute to the American Archive blog and participate in the AMIA PBCore Advisory Subcommittee. The intern may have the opportunity to work on other MLA projects as priority dictates.

Skills Preferred: 

  • Basic computer skills, familiarity with Macintosh computers.
  • Attention to detail and precise work extremely important.
  • Internet savvy, with good web and library search skills.
  • Previous coursework in cataloging and/or metadata helpful.
  • Knowledge of PBCore or other xml schemas helpful.
  • Familiarity with digital libraries and library practices also helpful.

General WGBH Internship Requirements:

  1. WGBH internships are open only to students enrolled in an accredited college or university.
  2. Internships are unpaid.
  3. Interns are expected to commit 8-10 hours/week. Daily scheduling can be flexible during normal business hours.

Applicants interested in the Internship should send a resume and a statement of interest by March 28, 2017 by email to: Sadie Roosa: sadie_roosa@wgbh.org.

American Archive of Public Broadcasting Project Description:

An unprecedented and historic collection of American public radio and television content - dating back through the 1950s - are being permanently preserved and made available to the public through a collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH known as the American Archive of Public Broadcasting.

In 2007, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) initiated an inventory of public media content from contributing stations, resulting in 2.5 million records representing complete programs, raw footage, unedited interviews, recorded speeches, and live music sessions. Now, 40,000 hours of that content has been digitized for long-term preservation in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. 

WGBH is responsible for:

  • Cataloging digitized content
  • Implementing the rights and access strategy
  • Leading efforts to further develop PBCore, a metadata schema for audiovisual materials
  • Creating resources and training opportunities for participating organizations
  • Building the AAPB website
  • Curating exhibitions featuring digitized content of historical significance
  • Developing strategy and identifying opportunities for long-term sustainability
  • Project promotion and outreach

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Cataloging Internship, American Archive of Public Broadcasting, Boston, MA

Description:

The Cataloging intern will primarily assist with the cataloging and normalization of records for over 40,000 hours of digitized media. This is an excellent opportunity to learn audiovisual cataloging, the PBCore metadata schema (pbcore.org), and data normalization.

Additionally, the intern will also have the opportunity to contribute to the American Archive blog and participate in the AMIA PBCore Advisory Subcommittee. The intern may have the opportunity to work on other MLA projects as priority dictates.

Cataloging Internship Skills Preferred: 

  • Basic computer skills, familiarity with Macintosh computers.
  • Attention to detail and precise work extremely important.
  • Internet savvy, with good web and library search skills.
  • Previous coursework in cataloging helpful.
  • Knowledge of PBCore or other xml schemas helpful.
  • Familiarity with digital libraries and library practices also helpful.

Spanish-Language Cataloging Internship

Description:

The Spanish-Language Cataloging intern will primarily assist with the cataloging and normalization of records for audiovisual and sound materials in Spanish. This is an excellent opportunity to learn audiovisual cataloging, the PBCore metadata schema (pbcore.org), and data normalization. Additionally, the intern will also have the opportunity to contribute to the American Archive blog and participate in the AMIA PBCore Advisory Subcommittee. The intern may have the opportunity to work on other MLA projects as priority dictates.

Spanish-Language Cataloging Internship Skills Preferred: 

  • Writing and comprehension proficiency in Spanish.
  • Basic computer skills, familiarity with Macintosh computers.
  • Attention to detail and precise work extremely important.
  • Internet savvy, with good web and library search skills.
  • Previous coursework in cataloging helpful.
  • Knowledge of PBCore or other xml schemas helpful.
  • Familiarity with digital libraries and library practices also helpful.

General WGBH Internship Requirements:

  1. WGBH internships are open only to students enrolled in an accredited college or university.
  2. Internships are unpaid.
  3. Interns are expected to commit 8-10 hours/week. Daily scheduling can be flexible during normal business hours.

Applicants interested in the Internship should send a resume and a statement of interest by March 28, 2017 by email to: Sadie Roosa: sadie_roosa@wgbh.org.

American Archive of Public Broadcasting Project Description:

An unprecedented and historic collection of American public radio and television content - dating back through the 1950s - are being permanently preserved and made available to the public through a collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH known as the American Archive of Public Broadcasting.

In 2007, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) initiated an inventory of public media content from contributing stations, resulting in 2.5 million records representing complete programs, raw footage, unedited interviews, recorded speeches, and live music sessions. Now, 40,000 hours of that content has been digitized for long-term preservation in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. 

WGBH is responsible for:

  • Cataloging digitized content
  • Implementing the rights and access strategy
  • Leading efforts to further develop PBCore, a metadata schema for audiovisual materials
  • Creating resources and training opportunities for participating organizations
  • Building the AAPB website
  • Curating exhibitions featuring digitized content of historical significance
  • Developing strategy and identifying opportunities for long-term sustainability
  • Project promotion and outreach

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IDEAS-Access Point Coordinator, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Responsibilities
The Information, Delivery & Access Services Department supports Northeastern University by cultivating a welcoming environment that supports teaching, learning, and research. IDEAS Associates provide high-quality customer service focused on helping library users navigate and access Northeastern's physical and digital library resources and services.

Under the supervision of the Evening/Weekend Access Services Librarian, The Access Point Coordinator hires, schedules, and supervises the part-time and student employees who staff and monitor the library's Access Point. S/he develops and maintains documentation for training and workflows, provides direct service at the Help & Information Desk, and contributes to the circulation, access and privileges, reserves, resource sharing, and collections maintenance operations of the department.
Hours for this position are Sunday - Thursday 4pm - Midnight.

Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree and at least 2 years of library or relevant customer service experience required. Previous supervisory experience strongly preferred. Creative, service-oriented problem solver. Excellent interpersonal communication skills. Must be able to work collaboratively with a large and diverse population of Northeastern faculty, staff, and students. Must demonstrate ability to make decisions using sound judgment. Must foster and maintain a very high standard of excellent customer service.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate knowledge of the library's extensive collection of electronic and physical resources, its spaces, and services, in order to assist users in getting started with their research. IDEAS Staff must be aware of all library policies and procedures in order to answer users' questions, resolve any problems, or make referrals to library subject experts as appropriate. IDEAS Staff must be culturally competent and skilled at interacting with a large international student population and be comfortable providing accommodations for library users who may have a disability.

https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/46470

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Audiovisual Preservation Intern, George Blood Audio/Video/Film/Data, Philadelphia, PA

George Blood Audio/Video/Film/Data is a leading provider of audio and moving image preservation and digitization service. Every month our Philadelphia studio reformats over 10,000 hours of recordings on decaying and obsolete media to a variety of digital formats. Our clients consist of libraries, museums, archives and private collectors, both nationally and internationally.

Most recently, we have added data to our repertoire and our work now includes recovery, conversion and preservation of older, born-digital assets. 

We take great pride in the reputation of our work to provide quality playback and digitization while adhering to current preservation standards. Our staff work together in teams, with each member contributing years of experience and the particular strengths of their field, whether as a professional audio/video engineer, preservation specialist or service/technical professional. Our company also contributes to research in the field of preservation and serves on standards and technical committees for many organizations.
To be considered as an applicant, individuals must be eligible to work in the United States and be able to commit to six to eight consecutive weeks of full-time work between June 1st and August 30th.

Candidates should submit a résumé, the names and contact information of two references relevant to the area of interest, and a cover letter with a statement describing the applicant's interest in audiovisual and/or data preservation, their goals for the internship, and a proposed project with a quantifiable result (ex. a report, a presentation, etc) via email with "Your Name - AV Internship" or "Your Name - Data Internship" in the subject line. 

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Digital Cataloging and Review Internships, Dickinson State University, Dickinson, ND (TELECOMMUTE)

The Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University is seeking interns to participate in the cataloging of historical documents in the Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library. The goal of the Center is to serve scholars, tourists, teachers, curious citizens, and students of all ages as they explore the life and achievement of the 26th President of the United States. Launched to the public in late 2011, the Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library is the primary portal the Center uses to convey that goal to a national audience. More than 42,000 items from 18 different collections are already available at www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org.

The Center has over 150,000 digitized documents from the Theodore Roosevelt Papers at the Library of Congress, including letters to and from Roosevelt, newspaper clippings, speeches and executive orders, photographs, maps, and personal diaries. Around 10,000 items have been digitized from other collections, such as the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress, sites within the National Park System, and Harvard College Library. In order to make the digital files available to the public online, the Center is seeking interns to help with creation and review of metadata for these documents in our online database. Interns will work a minimum of 240 hours (approximately six weeks), participating in all facets of the development of the digital library. These will include cataloging (viewing documents on a computer screen and typing and reviewing information in a Web-based form), reviewing the work of other catalogers to make sure all standards are being met, and copyright review of collections in order to clear them for publication.
The Theodore Roosevelt Center's website includes interpretive content, such as articles and timelines that promote the understanding of Theodore Roosevelt's life. This content utilizes the same subject headings as the items in the digital library to enhance the relationship with primary source documents. Candidates selected for the internship will be asked to use a digital humanities tool of their own choosing to create a visualization that will be shared on the Center's blog.
Since the work is web-based, the internships will be conducted remotely. Interns do not need to relocate to Dickinson, North Dakota, to complete their work. Training will be provided through an online classroom environment throughout the internship. A moderate hourly stipend will be provided. Internships are to be completed between May 15 and August 31, 2017.
Required qualifications:
  • Graduate students or recent graduates in history or American studies, archival studies, library science or information management
  • Attention to detail
  • Commitment to accurate, high-quality work
  • Self-motivated worker, as all work will be done remotely
  • Knowledge of Theodore Roosevelt and/or American History in the late 19th and early 20th centuries
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
Desired qualifications:
  • Experience working in digital collections, particularly creating metadata/catalog records
  • Knowledge of digital standards, particularly Dublin Core and controlled vocabularies
Although the internship is based in North Dakota, students can work remotely from wherever they happen to be.
Send letter of application (including your reasons for interest in this internship) and resume to Pamela Pierce, Digital Library Coordinator/Archivist for the Theodore Roosevelt Center, at pamela.pierce@dickinsonstate.edu. Applications must be received by 7 a.m. MT March 27, 2017, for consideration. 

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Research & Instruction Librarian, Loyola/Notre Dame Library in Baltimore, Md, USA

The Loyola / Notre Dame Library seeks an experienced, energetic, creative and self-motivated librarian to fill a position within the Research & Instruction department. The successful candidate will provide user-centered services to a diverse population of undergraduates, graduates and faculty at Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University.

Position Responsibilities: 

  • Conduct course-related information literacy instruction; incorporating new approaches to teaching and learning into existing research & instruction programs including support of STEM campus initiatives.
  • Expand access to library services by becoming familiar with assigned liaison areas and their information needs.
  • Maintain current knowledge of the trends and issues in higher education, scholarly communication, online education, education technologies and research practices.
  • Provide general and subject specific reference and research support.
  • Participate in other department and library-wide initiatives.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Graduate degree in library / information science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Exceptional interpersonal, instruction, presentation, project, and communication skills
  • High degree of organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, work effectively in collegial environments, thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrate a commitment to professional development
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience searching biomedical or health-related databases and providing instruction in the areas of health, life, and natural sciences, and related disciplines
  • Interest in or experience with data management
  • Experience providing services to diverse groups of library users though a liaison services model

About the Library:

The Loyola / Notre Dame Library is one of two independent academic libraries in the United States. Situated between two adjoining campuses (Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University) in a residential area of northern Baltimore City, the Library serves a total population of 7,106 FTE including 5,529 FTE at Loyola University Maryland recognized for excellence in teaching and learning with emerging Health Professional Counseling initiatives and Applied and Natural Sciences programs and 1,577 FTE at Notre Dame of Maryland University a leader in education of women and with new programs in the Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy.

The Library offers an excellent benefit package that includes medical, access to dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as TIAA-CREF retirement.

Successful candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

The Loyola - Notre Dame Library is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, sex, disability, or age.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with "Research & Instruction Position" in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Assistant: ldion@loyola.edu

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Rights & Permissions Research Intern, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Do you enjoy research? Is your favorite part of writing research papers for class identifying sources? Are you interested in learning how to put your organizational and investigative skills to use in a museum setting? The department of Intellectual Property (IP) is primarily responsible for managing the Museum's digital and physical photographic archive of objects, events, galleries, and people relating to the Museum.

IP is seeking a part-time intern who will assist in researching and communicating with individual and corporate rights holders for art works in the Museum's collection. The intern's work will directly support the Museum's mission to provide broad access to its vast collection of visual resources, while also respecting the rights of artists represented in the collection. 

Working under the direction of the Coordinator of Rights & Permissions, the intern will gain substantial experience related to the rights and reproductions management of an extensive photographic archive. The intern will not only complete copyright research, but will also learn about navigating the public domain and professional best practices regarding orphan works.

Our ideal candidate is someone who is excited about discovering information and who can not only think outside the box in terms of sources (e.g. obituaries, town newsletters, etc.), but also critically evaluate the authority of sources. 

Please note that this is an administrative internship and may not be suitable for those seeking experience working with a practicing attorney or within a legal environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research to identify and locate rights holders
  • Follow up with outstanding permission requests
  • Correspond with rights holders when instructed
  • Accurately record work and on-going research
  • Edit database reports and assist department staff as necessary

Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in and returning to an undergraduate or graduate program
  • Proven strong research and documentation skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proven ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, and Internet Explorer
  • Ability to prioritize duties and multi-task
  • Ability to attend orientation from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.  on Tues, May 30, or Tues, June 13
  • Ability to commit to 15 - 20 hours, (preferably two whole days), per week through mid-August

Email a single MS-Word or PDF document containing your cover letter & resume to: intern@mfa.org

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Reference Archivist (part-time), Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

Summary:

15-17 hours per week Available immediately

Salary $21.00/hour (no benefits)

Under the supervision of the HBS Archivist and the Reference Librarian, provides reference and research services for Special Collections.

Key Responsibilities:

The Reference Archivist supports the provision of onsite and remote reference and research services by Special Collections to our research community, with a focus on assisting the HBS Archivist with time sensitive reference requests for internal HBS clients and with in-depth research for HBS school wide projects. As a member of the Special Collections Reference Team, the Reference Archivist works with the Reference Librarian to support public services activities in the Reading Room and remote requests for assistance with the collections. Consults various reference tools to determine which collections are most appropriate to fulfill the user's research objectives. Determines proper response to user questions and when appropriate, clearly communicates information to the user.

Requirements:

College degree required; MLS desired. One year relevant reference and research experience, preferably in a special collections or archival environment. Ability to multi-task and prioritize work to meet deadlines. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a scholarly research community. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Ability to work independently as well as collaborate in a team-oriented environment. Sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections. Experience working with confidential records. Ability to lift up to 40 pounds 

Hours are flexible within our Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM schedule, but preference will be given to applicants who are able to commit to working at least three days per week.

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.

Send letter of interest and resume to:            
Melissa Murphy
Reference Librarian
Baker Library Special Collections
Baker Library | Bloomberg Center
Harvard Business School
Soldiers Field
Boston, MA 02163
mmurphy@hbs.edu

No phone calls please

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Cataloger, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

This is a professional position under the immediate supervision of the Head of Knowledge and Access Resource Management Services (KARMS), and under the overall direction of the Head Librarian. The individual in this role will be responsible for cataloging materials in all formats and all subject areas, including special collections materials, and will perform original and enhanced cataloging activities in support of the needs of the entire Worcester Public Library system.

SALARY: $44,852.70 - $65,264.96 annually; $21.49 - $31.27 hourly

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Organizes and catalogs materials according to priorities developed by the Division Supervisor
  • Downloads OCLC records, catalogs and processes materials in all formats including but not limited to monographs, serials, DVDs, Books on CD, music CDs, games, realia and World Language materials
  • Performs original (including complex) and copy cataloging of all formats of library materials and adapts online records according to guidelines in all subject areas and languages to facilitate their identification, access, retrieval and use
  • Interprets and applies Library of Congress (LC) Subject Headings, the Dewey Decimal Classification System, the AACR2, RDA, and Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) manuals in cataloging and classifying library materials
  • Participates in the evaluation and cataloging of historical materials from the Dr. Green and other special collections. Identifies and prioritizes materials in need of conservation and places materials in appropriate archival housing.
  • Determines appropriate treatments for series or multipart items in cases where the default treatment (fully analyzed, traced, and classified separately) has not yet been established in the authority file
  • Creates item records, assigns classification numbers and prints spine labels for each physical item
  • Works closely with subject specialists and reference librarians to provide intellectual and physical access to materials in a timely manner. Assists supervisor to improve cataloging processes by participating in discussions of cataloging standards and policies/procedures and assists in updating Cataloging Manual
  • Conducts complex searching and researching in English and foreign languages to establish appropriate form of main entries, added entries and place names; assign main entries and subject headings; determine edition statements, imprints, collations and series notes
  • Creates statistical reports for material selectors and supervisors that will assist in collection development and weeding projects
  • Provides exemplary reference and reader's advisory duties as an adjunct Reference Librarian, on Saturdays as scheduled
  • Interprets and applies general library policies and procedures to the public in a customer friendly manner
  • Collaborates with a team of professional and paraprofessional staff
  • Contributes to creating an environment oriented to trust, open communication, creative thinking, and a cohesive team effort
  • Maintains a working knowledge of library resources and an awareness of new resources and technologies by actively participating in staff development, training opportunities, and committee work
  • Performs other tasks, as assigned, consistent with the functions of the work unit and level of responsibility

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Dewey Decimal Classification System, AACR2, RDA, and LCSH
  • Demonstrated ability to apply the following cataloging tools: Resource Description and Access (RDA), the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2r), Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) and classification, and MARC21 formats for bibliographic and authority data 
  • Experience in cataloging materials through a cataloging utility such as OCLC or Evergreen in an integrated library system environment 
  • Ability to learn various and complex computerized cataloging systems
  • Demonstrated knowledge of standard bibliographic sources, bibliographic form, and verification tools
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communications skills and the ability to communicate with professional and paraprofessional staff about concepts, ideas, and requirements
  • Working experience with spreadsheet and database technology and software
  • Flexibility in prioritizing multiple projects, ability to problem-solve, and propensity for details
  • High level of professionalism and commitment to the organization
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of patron information
  • Ability to push book carts and bins loaded with library materials
  • Ability to stand and or sit for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to perform bending, stooping, lifting, pushing, and twisting
  • Ability to perform repetitive hand and arm motions for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to reach and retrieve library materials at high and low shelf heights
  • Ability to move or lift 50 lbs. or less
  • Knowledge of the principles and correct usage of the English language including grammar, punctuation and spelling

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education: M.L.S. from a program accredited by the American Library Association or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

Experience: One year of professional public library experience in original and copy cataloging and classification of all formats of library materials using Dewey Decimal or Library of Congress classification, LC subject headings, machine readable (MARC) records, Anglo American Cataloging Rules, Revised and familiarity with Resource Description and Access (RDA)

Preferred: Working knowledge of archival theory, practice and national standards, and best practices that govern arrangement, description, and processing activities. Experience cataloging foreign language materials also preferred

Schedule: Includes evenings, weekends, and assignments to other departments and locations

Travel: Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner. A valid driver's license is required

CORI/SORI: Must pass a Criminal/Sex Offender Background check

To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume, cover letter on or before Friday, March 17, 2017 to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. EOE/AA employer.

The information in this summary indicates the general nature and level of work performed within this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.

The Worcester Public Library makes every effort to support ALA's "Core Competences of Librarianship" http://www.ala.org/educationcareers/careers/corecomp/corecompetences as approved and adopted by the ALA Council, January 27, 2009 and, as an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer, values diversity and aims to have its workforce reflect the community.

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Archives and Records Center Assistant, City of Portland Archives, Portland, OR

The City of Portland Archives and Records Center and Records Management Program was created in 1977 and is house in the Office of the City Auditor. The program is one of the oldest municipal archives and records programs in the U.S. As a combined program that also oversees a records center, our program offers candidates exposure to a wide range of information management tools and techniques.

Those hired for the position of Archives and Records Center Assistant will partake in a variety of duties including processing and joining the reference team.

Contact Person: Brian Johnson, Brian.K.Johnson@portlandoregon.gov
Phone: (503) 865-4100
Address: 1800 SW 6th Ave., Suite 550, Portland, OR 97201
Pay: $11.00 per hour

Description of Duties:

  • Assist with a variety of projects pertaining to historical and non-active governmental records.
  • Duties may include research, reference, record retrieval and re-file services.

Requirement/Skills:

  • Ability to lift 40 lbs. boxes, climb 10' ladders and access boxes from all levels of records center shelving.
  • Must have excellent organization, communication and analytic skills;
  • Knowledge of computers and data entry skills, and an ability to work independently.
  • Applicants are required to pass a comprehensive criminal background check before employment can begin. 

Work Schedule: 

  • Open hours:  8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Work schedules are based around open Research Room hours and may require some flexibility regarding days and times.

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Intern, R&D Scientific Documentation, Lexington, MA

Position details: 

The R&D Scientific Documentation group is looking for a detail oriented intern to facilitate a document digitization program 24-40 hours per week. Efforts will be focus on the digitization of Shires records from paper to PDF including lab notebooks, and data binders , as well as working with off-site storage and scanning vendors.

Daily function may include: Interacting with third party scanning vendors for off-site scanning:

  • Schedule and lead weekly quality control meetings with vendors
  • Maintain a triage/fix log of vendor scanning errors
  • Prep shipment to third parties vendors Updating SharePoint Site and Excel spreadsheets to ensure metadata is current
  • Lead efforts to create inventories of IP records
  • Manage off-site storage for IP records

Requirements:

  • Enrolled in a masters degree program for archiving or regulatory management, library sciences (MLIS) preferred
  • Lab Science or document/archive experience is a plus.
  • MS Office suite Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.
  • Work with off-site storage providers such as Iron Mountain or Access
  • Experience with document scanners and scanning software Kodak capture, Adobe Acrobat, etc. is plus 
  • Cataloging, records or inventory management experience is helpful.
  • Attention to detail and ability to take responsibility for multiple tasks required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Experience with SharePoint and Office 365 is preferred

For more information please go to :  https://kelly.secure.force.com/CandidateExperience/CandExpJobDetails?id=a7V80000000PghzEAC&searchFlag=true&tid

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Part-Time Receptionist, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Overview:

Staffs the reception desk in the Rare Books Department during hours open to the public greeting visitors, registering new researchers, answering the telephone, explaining use policies, answers basic questions, and working with manuscript finding aids keying data into Archon database.

Reports to: 

Keeper of Special Collections

Responsibilities:

Scope of Responsibility: 

  1. Staffs the reception desk in the Rare Books Lobby, greeting visitors and answering the telephone. Transfers telephone calls to appropriate staff.
  2. Checks ID's of returning researchers to verify identify; pulls Rare Books registration card for researcher to take into the Reading Room.
  3. Registers new researchers, instructing how to complete registration form, asking for photo ID and BPL card. Issues BPL courtesy cards if researcher does not already have one.
  4. Provides security of the collections by controlling access to the Reading Room.
  5. Answers directional and basic questions about the department, the current exhibition and the library in general.
  6. Under the direction of the Keeper of Manuscripts, keys data from manuscript finding aids into Archon.
  7. Maintains visitor statistics for lobby area as well as new registrations.
  8. Performs other related and comparable duties as assigned.

 Competencies:

  • Possesses excellent public service skills
  • Demonstrates flexibility and the ability to adapt to change
  • Communicates effectively
  • Ability to work well with other staff
  • Proficiency with MSWord and ability/willingness to learn new computer programs

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

Qualifications:

  1. Education - one year of college.
  2. Experience - Previous experience in a public service setting. Experience with Archon is desirable.
  3. Requirements - Excellent public service skills. Proficiency with a PC and software at a level to successfully complete the tasks of the job.
  4. Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
  5. Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.
  6. CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

https://city-boston.icims.com/jobs/12484/job?iis=Email+a+Friend&iise=elincoln%40bpl.org&iisn=Estelle+Lincoln&mobile=false&width=1195&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

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Middle School Librarian, TASIS The American School in England, Thorpe, Surrey, England

Job Summary:

TASIS England seeks a well-qualified, committed, and experienced Librarian for this position in the Middle School Library/Media Centre for students aged 10 to 14 years.

Duties included evaluation and selection of new materials and interacting with students on a daily basis to offer advice and information on the availability of the resources within the Library.  A person who enjoys collaboration with adults and children as well as extensive knowledge of children's literature, library software, library cataloguing and the latest instructional technology is required.  Master of Library and Information Science degree or equivalent and previous experience is preferred.

Experience and Qualifications:

BA degree with a minimum of 2 years full time experience within a school library. Masters degree preferred.

Person Specification: 

Essential:

Desirable:

University Degree

 

Strong communication skills both verbal and written

 

Organised and able to meet deadlines

 

 

Experience

Essential:

Desirable:

Minimum of 2 years full time experience

 

 

Previous experience within an international education environment


Personal Attributes

Essential:

Desirable:

Empathic, enthusiastic and outgoing

 

TASIS The American School in England 
Coldharbour Lane, Thorpe, Surrey TW20 8TE

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Contemporary Art Collections Metadata and Data Documentation Internship, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

The Department of Contemporary Art is responsible for the acquisition, study and display of art created from 1955 to today.  Contemporary art at the MFA encompasses many media including film and video art, sculpture, installation, photography, paintings, design, craft, decorative arts and performance.  In September 2011, the Museum opened its renovated Linde Family Wing as a space dedicated to contemporary art, vastly expanding the department's capacity for exhibition.

The Department of Contemporary Art is seeking two highly motivated graduate metadata interns to build the research files for objects in the collection: creating, organizing, and maintaining object files, identifying gaps in documentation, and data for objects, events, and exhibitions. The interns will collaborate with the Department Coordinator to help streamline processes and workflows to ensure data integrity with the end goal of efficient access and retrieval.

This is an unpaid position, working under the Department Coordinator of Contemporary Art and MFA Programs. It offers an opportunity to gain invaluable practical experience by learning first-hand about museum work and personally contributing to the study of one of the most dynamic and varied collections in the Museum. Over the course of the internship, the Graduate Research Interns will: 

 Responsibilities:

  • Become familiar with the Museum's world-renowned collections and in particular the collection of contemporary art
  • Get a firsthand view of how a curatorial department functions 
  • Learn Museum standards for editing text and formatting information 
  • Collaborate on the development of streamlining data processing, work flows and information organization, and data standards as they apply to local and controlled vocabulary standards.
  • Work collaboratively with the curators and interact with staff across the Museum 

Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in a recognized Library and Information Science program or iSchool or recent graduation from, a MLIS or Ph.D. program
  • Interest and knowledge of new media, time based media and complex digital objects
  • Demonstrated written and communication skills
  • Familiarity with computer databases
  • Careful attention to detail 
  • Email a single MS-Word  or PDF document containing your cover letter & resume to: intern@mfa.org  
  • Ability to commit to 10-15 hours, (preferably two whole days), per week through mid-August
  • Ability to attend orientation from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.  on Tues, May 30, or Tues, June 13

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Collection Relocation Coordinator, Harvard University Fine Arts Library, Cambridge, MA

Duties & Responsibilities

The Fine Arts Library Digital Images & Slides Collection (DISC) provides image resources for teaching and research. The collection documents the entire range of works of art and architecture from prehistoric to the present in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Islamic world and includes images of painting, drawings, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and architecture. At present, collections number over 750,000 images in both 35mm and lantern slide formats. DISC is currently housed in the Sackler Building, which will undergo a two-year renovation starting in Summer 2017, and is scheduled to relocate to a temporary location during the construction period. The Fine Arts Library seeks an energetic person with proven organizational and project management skills to assist with the relocation process.

Working closely with the Visual Resources Librarian and the Access Services Supervisor, the Collection Relocation Coordinator plans and coordinates the entire relocation process from the beginning to the end.

This is a time-limited position for approximately six months until the end of August 2017.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Reporting to the Visual Resources Librarian and working closely with the Access Services Supervisor, the incumbent will work independently and collaboratively with library staff, the project planning team, and other key players to ensure a smooth relocation and transition to a swing space
  • Develop project plan and overall schedule for the relocation of the collection, equipment, furniture, and staff to the temporary location
  • Develop an understanding of the DISC collection and prioritize and execute collection processing activities prior to the move
  • Create and maintain detailed inventories of collections, equipment, and furniture
  • Create and maintain a highly organized system for boxing, labeling, and tracking items
  • Determine storage requirements, develop packing strategies, and coordinate packing, transport, and unpacking activities, and participate in packing/unpacking activities, as needed
  • Determine needed supplies, materials, and resources and negotiate with the appropriate vendors
  • Serve as primary point of contact for external stakeholders, including the project planning team, facilities staff, vendors, contractors, etc.
  • Employ a variety of communications tools and methods to ensure that key information related to the relocation process is shared internally within the library
  • Perform a post-move assessment and any necessary problem-resolution activities related to occupancy of the swing space

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate collection processing and packing tasks with student workers, as necessary

Basic Qualifications

  • Graduate from an accredited college with a Bachelor's degree required.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of work experience with administration or project management.

Additional Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience with managing a complex facility move highly desirable.
  • Highly developed organizational skills, with demonstrated attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to plan projects, set goals, and resolve problems to meet deadlines
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, make decisions under pressure, and adapt to shifting project conditions and timelines
  • Excellent working knowledge of project management tools, data management tools, and the Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working in libraries, archives, or museums or in academic environment preferred, but not required
  • Flexibility in schedule may be required around the move date. Availability beyond the initial term of six months, depending on the timeline of the construction and relocation projects.

Additional Information

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.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work associated with this position is performed in an office, reading room, and library stack settings.

Note: This is a part time, 28 hour per week position, with the possibility of increasing to 35 hours per week towards the end of the project.

At 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 encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities to apply 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.

A global leader, the Harvard Library is a pre-eminent research library that acquires, disseminates, and preserves knowledge. Harvard's Library holdings range from traditional print collections to rapidly expanding inventories of digital resources. It is the work of the Harvard Library to provide the University's faculty, students, and researchers--now and in the future--with comprehensive access over time to all of these materials.

Learn more about our contributions to the academic enterprise by visiting us at http://lib.harvard.edu/about-us and about the Harvard University community at http://hr.harvard.edu/why-harvard.

To learn more or apply for this role, please visit: http://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs
After selecting Administrative/Staff Jobs (either internal or external), click 'search openings' and then enter '41791BR' in the Auto Req ID Field.  

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 or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Youth Services Library Assistant, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

The Worcester Public Library invites applicants for the position of Youth Services Library Assistant. This is a paraprofessional position, reporting to the Youth Services Branch Manager and under the overall direction of the Youth Services Coordinator. The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills and have experience working with diverse populations in an urban community. The individual will assist the supervisory team in planning and organizing activities; performs circulation, clerical/administrative work; assists patrons in the use of the library services, facilities and equipment; and interprets library policies to customers.

For a Full Job Description Visit: http://tinyurl.com/mywpl-jobs

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Library Information Specialist, The Governor's Academy, Byfield, MA

Job Summary

This position's primary responsibility is to connect the library and its resources to the broader Governor's Academy community and to work with the Director of Library Services to implement the library's mission within an exemplary program.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Establish the role of the Information Specialist within the Academy's community as a teacher, a collaborator, a facilitator, and a partner in the enterprise of learning
  • Integrate 21st Century Skills within the curriculum through collaboration with faculty
  • Support the library's mission as a Learning Commons by working collaboratively with Academic Technology, the Writing Center and the Learning Center
  • Oversee the library's marketing including both physical and digital promotional materials and the library's social media presence
  • Create new Libguides to support current library initiatives and promote relevant resources. Maintain and update the current Libguides that serve as the main library homepage.
  • Conduct one-on-one bibliographic instruction with students writing the American History thesis paper, and provide reference service to students, faculty, and staff
  • Assist with selection of library materials and resources that support diverse learners, encourage extracurricular reading, and cater to the needs of developing adolescents in a residential college preparatory school
  • Promote library programming and work with library staff to create new initiatives
  • Provide coverage for Circulation Desk, assist with annual inventory and cataloging, and complete other tasks as needed.

Qualifications and Skills Required for Position

  • Teaching experience in a school library environment preferred
  • Proficiency with online databases and digital resources
  • Comfort with exploring and using Academic Technologies
  • Passion for working with adolescents to foster intellectual and social development

Minimum Education Required

  • MLS or equivalent required, preference to School Library Teachers
  • Status This position will have faculty status which includes one season of coaching plus advising and weekend chaperone duties. Campus housing is not available.

To Apply

To apply for the Library Information Specialist position, please visit: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/index.php?/jobs&clientkey=B896C5A43EEDBCB98DBCE04586FFB4B0&jpt=

Statement of School Values: As an educational community, the Academy has an administration, a faculty, and a student body committed to learning. We pursue this commitment in a dynamic environment that fosters lifelong intellectual independence, responsibility, teamwork, service, and respect for others. We are committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive community that is physically and emotionally healthy. Applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, age, disability, status as a veteran or being a member of the Reserves or National Guard, or any other category protected under state or federal law.

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CDC Library Summer Internship, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA

Description

A fellowship opportunity is currently available with the Library Science Branch, Division of Public Health Information Dissemination, Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services, at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA.

Fellows will be placed with a supervising librarian to work on projects in the Library Science Branch. In addition to their projects, interns will have a variety of learning experiences including attending lectures and training sessions, conducting informational interviews and participating in shadowing experiences, going on "field trips," interacting with interns participating in other CDC internship programs, and receiving mentorship from professionals across a range of public health, library and information science disciplines. 

Fellows may have the opportunity to be involved in the following activities:

  • Conducting literature and systematic reviews on a range of public health topics to assist CDC scientists and program officials summarize available evidence and develop recommendations to improve public health.  
  • Systematically searching for and retrieving evidence including establishing search and inclusion criteria, establishing the scope of the search, and refining search results.
  • Interfacing with CDC scientists and program officials requesting searches and other library services to understand their needs.
  • Supporting the library's use of various software and applied data management activities and supporting research and development of innovative technology solutions.
  • Enhancing the use of technology, tools and techniques to improve health through innovative library science approaches.
  • Maintaining and updating content of library Intranet and Internet sites.
  • Engaging in Web page and library system usability testing and modification.

This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. The initial appointment is for one summer, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.

Qualifications
  • Current graduate student or recent graduate (within 6 months prior to the start of the fellowship) from an American Library Association accredited program (see list of programs here). 
  • A demonstrated interest in public health, medicine or biology is preferred.   
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Eligibility Requirements
  • Degree: Currently pursuing a Master's degree or have received this degree within 6 months.
  • Overall GPA: 3.00
  • Discipline(s):
    • Computer Sciences
    • Databases, Information Retrieval, and Web Search
    • Information Science and Technology
  • Veteran Status: None
How To Apply

A complete application consists of:

  • An application
  • Transcripts - Click here for detailed information about acceptable transcripts
  • A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, relevant experiences, and publication list
  • Two educational or professional references
  • Writing sample describing your interest in public health and library science, and why you are a strong candidate for the fellowship.

All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.

If you have questions, send an email to CDCrpp@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.

Application deadline
3/24/2017 12:30 PM Eastern Time Zone
Academic Levels
  • Graduate Students
  • Post-Master's

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Digital Scholarship Project Manager, Yale University, New Haven, CT

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


Position Focus: Yale University seeks a Project Manager (PM) who will be responsible for coordination and completion of projects for Digital Scholarship Services (DSS) in the Yale University Library. This position will oversee all aspects of digital scholarship project management by setting deadlines, assigning responsibilities, and monitoring and summarizing progress of projects. The PM will prepare reports for upper management regarding status of projects and be familiar with a variety of digital scholarship concepts, practices, and procedures. Relying on experience and judgment, the PM will plan and accomplish goals by performing a variety of tasks across a spectrum of technologies and digital services. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Reports to the Director of Digital Scholarship Services. 

Essential duties:

Helps define, assess, execute and complete Digital Scholarship Services projects. 

Serving as team lead, coordinates activities among team of librarians, data specialists, developers, and other experts. 

Plans, tracks, and communicates resources, tasks, and processes for DSS. 

Participates in development, maintenance, and day-to-day oversight of projects in support of digital scholarship services. 

Collaborates with the Library IT and central ITS to ensure that appropriate hardware, software, and licensing support are available for DSS initiatives. 

Works with Assessment Librarian and DSS staff to document and share project metrics and progress. 

Keeps up to date on trends related to digital scholarship, research data, web publishing, educational technology, digital humanities, scholarly communication, digital collections, workflow design, open access policy, repositories and metadata, assessment and digital preservation.

Required Education, Skills and Experience: 

  • Bachelor's degree and four years of experience in the field or in a related area.
  • Familiarity with a variety of digital scholarship concepts, practices, and procedures. 
  • Demonstrated project management expertise and familiarity with Project Management software. 
  • Ability to operate within a complex work environment, working both independently and within a team setting. 
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate and mobilize a team around shared goals. 
Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Master's degree in Library and Information Science. 

Appointment Term: 12 month

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

Salary and Benefits
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://bit.ly/2mgJgoG

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

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Customer Experience Officer, Hartford Public Library, Hartford, CT

We're looking for an exceptional person to join our team of transformational leaders as our Customer Experience Officer (CXO) during a historic time in the world of public libraries and at the Hartford Public Library. This CXO will partner with our creative and innovative leadership team to deliver an even greater level of service to a supportive and engaged community. He or she will ensure that HPL is delivering exceptional customer experience through impactful programs and services as one of the country's most innovative and diverse public libraries. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to blend leading-edge library services with the most successful retail and digital applications from a broad spectrum of related sectors, including education, business, government, non-profit, and cultural. The CXO will report directly to the CEO and lead all public service staff.
If you are this person, please contact us at 860-695-6374 or cpoehnert@hplct.org.
Salary range $97,000 -$122,000 annual 

Full job description and application are available at:
http://hplct.org/about/job-openings
Completed application with cover letter and resume required. 

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Digital Archivist, Emerson College, Boston, MA

Job Objective
The Digital Archivist implements ongoing digital preservation and digitization projects in the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections. Core responsibilities include collaborating with the Archivist & Records Coordinator to acquire, appraise, describe, preserve, and provide access to both digitized and born-digital records. The digital archivist also works with the Head of Archives & Special Collections and Digital Initiatives Librarian to plan and execute workflows for the digitization of analog records. He/she will also monitor the activities of interns and work study students.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Education

  • ALA accredited master's degree in library/information science with course work in archives, digital curation, or digital preservation.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of current trends in digital preservation theory and standards and technologies that enable effective preservation of permanent digital records.
  • Communication skills and customer service orientation including the ability to work with all academic levels, including administrators, staff, students, faculty, and external donors.
  • Demonstrated experience with digital repository platforms (open source or commercial).
  • Knowledge of various methods of digital preservation, including the use of file packing formats and comprehensive software programs, as well as the OAIS reference model.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and implement effective programs, complex projects, and service.
  • Experience generating checksums, preservation metadata, and working with tools that verify file authenticity and tools that identify potentially restricted content.
  • Knowledge of metadata schemas such as Dublin Core, METS, MODS, PREMIS, VRA core, and TEI
  • Basic knowledge of HTML/CSS/Javascript/other coding languages

Preferred Knowledge and Skills

  • Graphic/web/user experience design expertise
  • Experience with one or more of the following technologies: Preservica, AtoM, Omeka, Wordpress, Drupal, BagIt, and Adobe editing software
  • Experience using open access formats and technologies
  • Knowledge of electronic records management techniques and best practices
  • Knowledge of current best practices related to copyright issues for digital collections
  • Basic knowledge of digital forensics technologies
  • Knowledge of best practices for the preservation and digitization of AV materials

Required Previous Work Experience
One or more years working with digital archives.

Preferred Previous Work Experience
Experience in overseeing a digital archives program in an academic setting

Job Duties
Collaborate with the Archivist & Records Coordinator to implement and manage the necessary workflows for acquisition, ingestion, description, maintenance, preservation, and intellectual access to/of digital content in all digital repository platforms. This includes processing, creating finding aids, and generating item-level metadata for digital collections. Assist in the creation and updating of policies and procedures for these activities.

Implement and manage workflows for the digitization of analog materials identified as being in need of preservation, including the use of preservation formats, creation of item-level metadata, and post-digitization preservation activities. Assists in the identification of materials to be digitized in collaboration with the Digital Initiatives Librarian and Head of Archives & Special Collections.

In conjunction with the Head of Archives & Special Collections, Archivist & Records Coordinator, and college departments, develop and implement policies and procedures concerning the creation, maintenance, and preservation of departmental digital assets and related metadata. Provide training for college staff, faculty, and student organizations regarding these subjects.

Provides access to born-digital and digitized materials by creating digital collections and exhibits. This includes editing digital multimedia and web content. Develop and maintain a strategy for providing universal access using a Preservica Universal Access website or other digital platform. Contribute to planning future projects as well as creating and updating related policies and procedures.

Supports the Digital Initiatives Librarian by assisting with project coordination and grant writing as needed.

Applications
Please apply online at https://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/14024

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Library Clerk - Borrower Services (3 positions), Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

Position 1: L422-720: Fridays & Saturdays, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Position 2: L422-708: Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays - 9:00am - 2:00pm
Position 3: L422-733: Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays - 9:00am - 2:00pm

Hours are subject to change based on department and Library needs. Candidates are expected to have a flexible approach to schedules.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs functions related to circulation such as checkouts, check-ins, inquiries, reserves, renewals, fine assessment and collection, over-dues and patron registration
  • Delivers exceptional and engaging customer service to the public
  • Assists borrowers in locating books and materials, referring them if necessary to a professional librarian
  • Processes deliveries - moving and unloading bins and checking-in items
  • Maintains orderliness and neatness; merchandizes and shelves materials and reads shelves as necessary
  • Any other duties required by the Manager for the good of the department and the library system

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

High school diploma or high school equivalency required. A bachelor&#39;s degree or coursework beyond high school is desirable. Previous library experience is strongly preferred. ILS experience is also preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Working knowledge of basic public library concepts and resources
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability and willingness to work with a diverse population
  • Ability to handle the unexpected and stay calm and professional under pressure
  • Ability and willingness to be a strong team player
  • Ability to interact effectively with the library's computers and automated system
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions accurately and thoroughly

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including office equipment such as computers, scanners, copiers, facsimile machines, AV equipment, and mobile devices; Ability to sit, stand, and use computer workstation for extended periods of time; Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor and up ramp, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books or computers and computer equipment; Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work; Time management; ability to set priorities in order to meet assignment deadlines; sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities to communicate effectively; sufficient vision or other powers of observation to read books and patron requests, as well as to see what patrons are doing when they are at some distance from the workstation; sufficient manual dexterity which permits the employee to type and enter data; sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permits the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Works in assigned areas, including office areas, training rooms, various library locations, as necessary. Normal office exposure to noise, stress, and interruptions. Attends and participates in continuing educational programs designed to keep abreast of changes in profession.

SALARY: $18.36 per hour to $21.87 per hour in five steps

DEADLINE: March 13, 2017

APPLY TO:

Please send 2 copies each of cover letter & resume

City of Cambridge
Personnel Department, Room 309
795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Fax: 617-349- 4312
employment@cambridgema.gov

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Access Services Evening Associate, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

The Library, Information and Technology Services (LITS) Division at Mount Holyoke College seeks an enthusiastic, creative, collegial, and service-oriented individual for the position of Access Services Evening Associate.  Reporting to the Evening/Weekend Supervisor, this individual will perform a wide variety of library public service duties, providing exceptional customer service with a particular focus on billing.  This is a full-time position averaging 37 ½ hours per week.  The normal work schedule is Tuesday-Saturday 1:30 am-10:00 pm.

The successful candidate will work at the Circulation desk approximately 20 hours per week, providing outstanding customer service in person and/or remotely, check library materials in and out, register new patrons, place holds on items, run reports, provide information to patrons regarding library procedures and the use of equipment, and oversee evening/weekend student workers, assisting with training and evaluation of those students.  In addition, this position is responsible for all functions related to patrons' library bills and fines including processing bills from the online library system, preparing bills and fines for lost, damaged and recalled materials, checking bills for errors, Five College annual bill reconciliation, transmitting bills to Financial Services and the Five College libraries and answering patrons' billing questions.

Qualifications include: two years of experience working in a customer-service role in a user-focused organization;  experience in an academic setting preferred; Bachelor's degree preferred; library experience and use of library technologies (e.g. an integrated library system) preferred.   Basic knowledge of established billing principles.

You can find a full description, including qualifications, and apply online at: https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu/index.cgi?&JA_m=JASDET&JA_s=508.  Mount Holyoke is an employer committed to fostering multicultural diversity in its staff, faculty, and students. Women and people of color are especially encouraged to apply.

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Electronic Resources Librarian, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Known for its leadership in distance learning and its mission to serve, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University (ECU) seeks applicants for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian. The successful candidate will be a member of the Library's Electronic Resources Department and will report to the Head of Electronic Resources.  The person in this position will work closely with others in the Electronic Resources Department and the ECU Libraries to effectively manage the Libraries' expanding electronic resource collections.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the management of the electronic resource life cycle by: administering the electronic resources management system, coordinating timely investigations and resolution of electronic resource access problems, communicating with vendors, co-administering the Library's proxy server, assisting with license agreements, and filling other electronic resource management duties as needed.
  • Participate in the administration, optimization, and integration of the Library's web-scale discovery service, link resolver, e-journal/e-book portal, database list, and other systems for the discovery and access of collections.
  • Participate in the development of short and long-term goals related to discovery and access of electronic resources.
  • Monitor trends in access and discovery and recommend appropriate enhancements in the Library's systems and interfaces.
  • Serve as a member of library committees and collaborate with other ECU libraries.

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited master's degree or international equivalent in library or information science granted by start date.
  • Knowledge of practices used by libraries for the discovery of electronic resources.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Effective problem solving skills.
  • Aptitude for learning new technology.
  • Aptitude for detail-oriented work.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a complex, diverse, and dynamic work environment.
  • Ability to balance priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Commitment to provide outstanding service to library user communities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Academic library experience.
  • Experience or coursework involving the management of electronic resources in libraries.
  • Knowledge of current models, practices, and tools used by academic libraries for the acquisition of electronic resources.
  • Knowledge of tools used in electronic resource management.
  • Knowledge of metadata standards related to the access and discovery of electronic resources.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills with an ability to utilize data-informed decision making processes.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • Demonstrated interest in scholarly communications initiatives.

Application Instructions
All Applicants must apply online:  www.jobs.ecu.edu  (Electronic Resources Librarian - #942042)

Please attach a resume, cover letter and list of three references (include email, complete mailing addresses and phone numbers).

This is a renewable 12-month contract position with faculty status. $45,000 minimum salary with a comprehensive fringe benefits package. Subsequent contract renewal is subject to university hiring
guidelines.

Copies of MLS transcripts will be requested at a later date, if invited for an on campus interview.

ECU seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff, and administration. Academic Library Services strongly encourages applicants from women, minorities, and historically underrepresented groups.

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Call for Participation: Partnership for Progress on the Digital Divide (PPDD)

PARTNERSHIP FOR PROGRESS ON THE DIGITAL DIVIDE (PPDD)
2017 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
24-26 May 2017
Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina
San Diego, California USA
http://www.ppdd.org/conferences/ppdd2017/

In conjunction with the 67th International Communication Association Annual Conference

Partnership for Progress on the Digital Divide (PPDD) is the only academic professional organization in the world focused solely on the digital divide and on connecting research to policymaking and practice to strategize actions and catalyze solutions to this pressing societal concern.  The academic research and practitioner community represented by PPDD stands ready to advance the agenda on broadband and the digital divide, to address the many challenges and opportunities presented by the digital world, and to further evidence-based policymaking and practice so that all citizens can participate fully in the digital, networked age.

The interdisciplinary Partnership for Progress on the Digital Divide 2017 International Conference brings together researchers, policymakers, and practitioners for an extended, in-depth dialogue about key issues that inform information and communication technologies and the digital divide around the world. The Conference works to identify new areas of necessary, productive focus, foster greater understanding, advance research, and enlighten policy and practice going forward. As a major outcome of PPDD 2017, we plan to produce an edited volume of the top papers as well as special issues of our Publishing Partners' journals on specific themes within the digital divide area.

If you would like to present and discuss your work during PPDD 2017 and have it included in the online PPDD 2017 Conference Proceedings and/or if you would like to provide a Position Paper for inclusion in the PPDD 2017 E-Book, please see the Call for Participation (http://www.ppdd.org/conferences/ppdd2017/cfp/) for instructions on how to submit your work for consideration.

If you would like to just attend PPDD 2017 to explore the issues and grow your knowledge and network of connections, please know that you are very welcome and valued in the PPDD Conference Community.

Please join PPDD and an unprecedented broad multi-disciplinary coalition of co-sponsoring organizations from academic and practitioner communities to share your insights and expertise. Together, we will enrich the dialogue, connect research, policy and practice, and advance the agenda on the digital divide.

Please contact conference@ppdd.org with any questions. 

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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

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If you would like to 1) present and discuss your work during PPDD 2017 and have it included in the online PPDD 2017 Conference Proceedings, and/or if you would like to 2) provide a Position Paper for inclusion in the PPDD 2017 E-Book, we look forward with enthusiasm to your contribution and ask that you please follow the instructions provided at http://www.ppdd.org/conferences/ppdd2017/cfp/ to submit your work.  Submissions are welcome from researchers, policymakers, and practitioners at all stages of their careers, from any theoretical and methodological approach, and across multiple disciplines.

1) Deadline to Submit Your 250-Word Abstract for Consideration for Presentation: 6 March 2017 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Time

Notification of Acceptance: 24 March 2017

If you have visa or other time-sensitive concerns, please submit your work as quickly as possible and email conference [at] ppdd [dot] org to request an expedited review so you can receive notification shortly after submission.

Before we can address the digital divide, we must first understand the nature of life in the digital age, the many challenges and opportunities it presents, and the interplay of influence between technological and social change. Then, in turn, we can fully understand digital inequality; its place alongside other long-standing, persistent issues of social equity, social justice, and media justice; and what it means to be disconnected from the most important technological advancement in communication in a generation and the myriad possibilities it facilitates. Thus, PPDD 2017 invites work that informs issues related to information and communication technologies and the digital divide broadly defined, including but not limited to:

  • - gaps in access and connectivity
  • - digital inclusion
  • - digital exclusion
  • - digital (dis)engagement
  • - challenges and opportunities
  • - social and cultural aspects of the divide
  • - the skills and digital/information literacy needed to interpret, understand, and navigate information presented online and the requisite curriculum
  • - effective use by individuals and communities
  • - the impact of socioeconomic factors on user behavior
  • - the role of motivation, attitudes, and interests
  • - differences in patterns of usage
  • - characteristics and conceptualizations of non-users
  • - the ways in which people use the Internet to create content
  • - content creation and inequality
  • - different forms of capital and power relationships
  • - the impact of new and evolving technologies
  • - the mobile divide
  • - the interplay of influence with mobile technologies
  • - social media
  • - socioeconomic and cultural effects
  • - social equity, social and economic justice, and democracy
  • - media justice and ICTs
  • - the ethics of digital inequality
  • - community informatics
  • - social informatics
  • - urban and regional planning
  • - social planning
  • - international development
  • - indigenous populations
  • - education
  • - ICTs and well-being
  • - health
  • - disability and accessibility
  • - politics, digital government, digital citizenship, smart cities/citizens/government, civic engagement, adoption issues, and (in)equality
  • - global citizenship
  • - policy discourse
  • - law and policy and its impacts, including information/telecommunications policy, net neutrality, open access, open source, copyright, Internet filtering software, and censorship
  • - the digital security divide
  • - the digital privacy divide
  • - big data and inequality
  • - public access initiatives
  • - anchor institutions
  • - practitioner-oriented topics considering aspects of design, management, implementation, assessment, collaboration, challenges, problem solution, and opportunities
  • - architectural challenges and deployment experiences
  • - Internet access cost analyses
  • - the application of research to communities, practice, and public and private sector initiatives

2) Deadline to Submit a Position Paper for the PPDD 2017 Conference E-Book: 17 April 2017 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Time

All PPDD 2017 attendees may submit a position paper and all submissions that follow the guidelines provided at http://www.ppdd.org/conferences/ppdd2017/cfp/ will be included in the PPDD 2017 Conference E-Book.

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HOTEL AND OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

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On the PPDD 2017 Hotel and Optional Activities page (http://www.ppdd.org/conferences/ppdd2017/hotelactivities/), you will find full details about the PPDD 2017 Conference hotel, optional 23 May 4-Hour Field Trip to Digital Inclusion Program Sites Plus Early-Bird Group Dinner, optional 25 May Group Dinner at a Polynesian Restaurant Overlooking San Diego Bay, and sightseeing information about the San Diego area as well as helpful information if you are also attending the ICA Annual Conference.

We have secured extremely low room rates at a beautiful waterfront hotel with great amenities:

Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina

2051 Shelter Island Drive

San Diego, California 92106 USA

To make your hotel room reservation, please call +1-800-922-2336 or +1-619-222-0561, or email res@islandpalms.com and be sure to identify yourself as part of the PPDD group to be eligible for the deeply-discounted rate of $135USD/night (plus tax), including complimentary Internet access, recreational activities, parking, and more.  PPDD 2017 room rates are available from 20 May through 29 May -- please seehttp://www.ppdd.org/conferences/ppdd2017/hotelactivities/ for complete details.

Reservation Deadline: This special discounted room rate will be available until 23 April or when the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

For those attending ICA as well as PPDD, there is easy access from PPDD's hotel to the ICA Hilton Bayfront Hotel via an inexpensive, approximately 20-minute Uber or taxi ride. 

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REGISTRATION

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The PPDD 2017 Conference registration fee is:

$99USD for students

$129USD for college/university/non-profit/NGO affiliates

$179 for for-profit corporate affiliates

and includes full access to the Conference as well as hot buffet lunches on 24, 25, and 26 May plus the Conference reception and banquet dinner after the Conference programming on 24 May. 

Registration will open in March 2017.  Please visit http://www.ppdd.org/conferences/ppdd2017/registration/ for complete details.

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YOUR PPDD 2017 CONFERENCE LEADERSHIP TEAM

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Conference Organizer

Susan B. Kretchmer, Partnership for Progress on the Digital Divide

Europe Organizer

Grant Blank, Oxford University and Oxford Internet Institute

Africa Organizer

Bill Tucker, University of the Western Cape and Bridging Application and Network Gaps

Asia, the Pacific, and the Middle East Organizer

Gerard Goggin, University of Sydney

Canada Organizer

Richard Smith, Simon Fraser University and Centre for Digital Media

United States Organizer

Susan B. Kretchmer, Partnership for Progress on the Digital Divide

Latin America and the Caribbean Organizers

Laura Robinson, Santa Clara University

Hopeton S. Dunn, University of the West Indies, Jamaica and Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication

Policymaker and Practitioner Liaison

Angela Siefer, National Digital Inclusion Alliance

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CO-SPONSORS

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American Anthropological Association Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing

American Library Association Office for Information Technology Policy

American Political Science Association Information Technology and Politics Section

American Public Health Association Health Informatics Information Technology Section

American Sociological Association Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology Section

Community Informatics Research Network

International Association for Media and Communication Research Communication Policy and Technology Section

International Association for Media and Communication Research Digital Divide Working Group

International Association for Media and Communication Research Global Media Policy Working Group

International Communication Association

International Communication Association Communication and Technology Division

International Communication Association Communication Law and Policy Division

International Communication Association Mass Communication Division

iSchools

National Digital Inclusion Alliance

NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network

Urban Libraries Council, Edge Initiative

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Community Planning Librarian, Pollard Memorial Library, Lowell, MA

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Works under the direct supervision of the Coordinator of Community Planning.
  • Assists with planning, publicizing and promoting all library programs and services.
  • Creates marketing materials for the library programs and services using desktop publishing software, email marketing software, and graphic design applications.
  • Assists the operations of the home bound and outreach delivery services.
  • Manages and updates library's website, online calendars, and social media.
  • Writes press releases, reports and memos using MS Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Performs public speaking to diverse audiences by leading tours, introducing speakers and managing programming at various library events.
  • Works collaboratively with ancillary library groups, city departments, community leaders, agencies, non-profits, groups and vendors.
  • Is conversant and interested in emerging library technology and services and their real world application for staff and patrons.
  • Assists in collection development.
  • Supervises library personnel assigned to Community Planning Department.
  • Assists in supervising the Library's Adult Volunteer Program.
  • Staffs the Reference Desk as needed.
  • Provides excellent customer service by assisting patrons with identifying requested library materials and using library resources.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Supervises library personnel assigned to the Community Planning Department. 

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

MLS from an ALA-accredited library school required; ability to work with a diverse urban population an asset; experience in community outreach programs, public speaking, public relations and/or literacy programs preferred. Must possess valid driver's license (or be able to obtain one) with an acceptable driving history.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail required. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Valid driver's license with good driving history.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock (outlets). The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The City of Lowell is a smoke and drug free employer and requires a physical with drug screen and CORI, post offer.

Interested, qualified individuals send resume, writing sample, marketing portfolio, cover letter and/or application to the Human Relations Office, Room 19, City Hall, Lowell, MA 01852 by 4:00 pm on: Deadline ~Open Until Filled. Applicants may also send resume/application with cover letter to fax 978-446-7102 or via email to cityjobs@lowellma.gov

You can apply for the position through our City website at http://www.lowellma.gov/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=98&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Librarian-I-Community-Planning-2383-25.

EOE/AA/504 Employer

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Collection Access Manager, Bradbury Miller Associates, Kansas City, MO

The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (OH) seeks an innovative knowledgeable Collection Access Manager to lead the Collection Access Department and sit as a member of the Library's Leadership Team. PLYMC is a county-wide system serving 238,823 residents, governed by a 15-member Board and supported by a stellar staff of 169 FTE, a $15,540,797.84 annual operating budget, and a 11-member Leadership Team. The Library's newly adopted strategic plan, My Library 2020, emphasizes developing fresher, more dynamic targeted collections and streamlined workflows. The Collection Access Manager oversees materials from selection and acquisition through processing and maintenance--and ensures that the Library's strategic goals for collections and spaces are met efficiently and effectively. The successful candidate will focus on utilizing data and trends to build customized collections for Mahoning County residents and actively participate in the Library's mandate of fiscal stewardship while managing a departmental budget of $2,326,200. For additional information on the Library and Mahoning County, see PLYMC Links.

Responsibilities. Key responsibilities include (1) selecting and overseeing the collections for fifteen locations and specialty departments; (2) working with the Public Services Team; (3) overseeing the Technical Services Department (including Search Ohio and Ohio Link); (4) supervising Specialist positions; and (5) managing vendor relationships. In addition, the position responds to customer inquiries and concerns when appropriate and when assigned. As a member of administration, the Collection Access Manager will participate in system-wide planning with other Library departments to accomplish established goals. Please visit Collection Access Manager for the complete position description.

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications are (1) a Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA Accredited program; (2) a minimum of three years of experience in collections; (3) a minimum of two years of supervisory experience; and (4) a minimum of two years in a public library environment. Desired qualifications are the ability to analyze data and community trends, a working knowledge of best practices in public library collections management, experience with technical services processes, familiarity with Innovative Interface, and prior success in workflows management. Experience working in a multi-branch environment and budgeting are preferred.

Compensation. The salary range is $51,100 - $76,700 (negotiable with experience) with an excellent fringe benefit package which includes pension plan with the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS).

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates via email or phone. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Jobeth Bradbury. This position closes April 16, 2017.

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Information Services Specialist, 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.

In addition to library resources and services, the Learning Resources team in which this position resides also provides music technology facilities and training, oversees a robust events program and includes the Berklee archives. This Instructional Informationist position offers an early career professional the opportunity to play a key role in building a truly innovative suite of information and digital literacy services in support of Berklee's unique curriculum and community. In addition to being a gifted teacher and communicator, the successful candidate will display an ability to forge strong relationships and thrive in a highly diverse, international community. Since the Library is implementing a broad program of change, flexibility and a high comfort level with "working in the gray zone" will be critical to success. 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 Functions/Primary Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Provides a broad range of research and reference services in a variety of settings including at the Library's main service desk, through online channels and through individual appointments with students, faculty and staff.
  • Creates and implements innovative information products, tools and services to provide high quality, user-focused learning experiences that support information literacy and improve student learning outcomes.
  • Teaches face-to-face library instruction through, course-integrated sessions, research appointments, and workshops.
  • Embraces and promotes an environment of continual improvement and learning.
  • Maintains a strong working knowledge of current and emerging trends and best practices in academic library outreach, instructional technology, instruction, information literacy, library outreach and information access.
  • Working closely with other team members, identifies and recommends relevant initiatives for local implementatio
  • Assists with publicity and promotion of reference, research, and learning support services.
  • Contributes to programming activities within the Stan Getz Library.
  • Collaborates with other groups on campus to provide appropriate library support for co-curricular programs and activities.
  • While there is some flexibility with regard to schedule, evening hours will be required.
  • May supervise student employees
  • Perform other patron-facing duties as required.
  • Strong customer service bias and commitment to identifying and meeting user needs.
  • High comfort level working with technologically sophisticated tools and services related to research, content delivery and online instruction.
  • Strong instructional and presentation skills.
  • Solid understanding of the technologies and systems commonly deployed by libraries and publishers to provide access to purchased, licensed and locally-curated content.
  • Familiarity with and interest in the research life-cycle and research workflows.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and thrive in a fast-paced, changing, collaborative environment. Able to produce timely, high quality results under pressure.
  • Proven ability to embrace experimentation and innovation. Willingness to take risks and pioneer new approaches.
  • Able to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population of faculty, students and staff.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MLS from an ALA accredited program strongly preferred. Master's degree in a relevant subject area (e.g. Music Business, Music Therapy, Music Education, MFA/MM) also strongly preferred. Candidates with a highly relevant combination of education and work experience who lack a Master's degree will also be considered.
  • Professional work experience in the music industry, music related professions and/or the performing arts strongly preferred.
  • Solid understanding of and strong interest in the primary factors influencing and disrupting today's music industry.
  • Experience with media creation and management. Strong digital photography/videography skills would be a plus.
  • Familiarity with primary social media platforms.
  • Familiarity with key issues and solutions in scholarly communication.
  • Working familiarity with the ACRL Information Literacy Framework.
  • Undergraduate degree in music and/or the performing arts.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. Strong communication and negotiation skills.

DISCLAIMER:

The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.

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.

*** Application Instructions Specific to this Position ***

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

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.
  • You are encouraged to submit, in addition to a resume and cover letter, materials such as videos, recordings, writings that further illustrate your applicable skills and experience for the position.

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

Berklee College of Music 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.

Additional perks:

  • Berklee provides a diverse and inclusive work environment
  • We all share a universal love for listening to, and creating music
  • We work on Macs
  • Great benefits

https://berklee.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.dspjob&jobid=1103&company_id=16215&jobboardid=101

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Data & Visualization Librarian, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College Introduction
Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Job Description
O'Neill Library is seeking an innovative and collaborative individual focused on data and visualization services to contribute to a growing digital initiatives team. Working with Assessment
and as part of a Digital Scholarship team in support of digital teaching and research, the Data and Visualization Librarian will play a central role in the development and provision of Library services for manipulation, visualization and management of qualitative and quantitative datasets. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable in emerging trends, tools, technologies, and practices supporting data and visualization in research and will have hands-on experience with key tools in the field. 

Schedule is Monday - Friday 9-5

Requirements
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or a related field.
  • Relevant and demonstrable academic, research, or professional experience with data cleaning and related tools, such as OpenRefine.
  • Demonstrable academic or professional experience with creating visualizations, including experience with data visualization tools, software and libraries, such as Tableau and/or D3.js.
  • Knowledge of best practices for data and visualization topics.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Basic knowledge of geospatial data and technologies, including web mapping and Geographic Information Systems.Experience with data mining and/or text mining.
  • Experience with a programming language such a Python. Experience with statistical packages such as R, STATA, SPSS, or SAS.
  • Experience with SQL.
  • Advanced degree in a data intensive research field, such a statistics or informatics, or certification in a data science related field.
  • Experience working in an academic library setting.
Closing Statement
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity

In order to be considered an official candidate to Boston College, please apply online at www.bc.edu/bcjobs.
PI96898849 

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Department Head, Technical Services, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Position and Responsibilities: 
Georgia State University Library seeks a dynamic, knowledgeable leader for its department of Technical Services. The Department Head will play a leadership role in a service-oriented environment, providing direction for all aspects of cataloging, acquisitions, electronic and continuing resources, including strategic planning, budget management, and management of departmental personnel. 

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Collections and Technical Services, the Head of Technical Services provides leadership and vision for the department including developing and implementing creative approaches to the work of the department. The head oversees all activities including purchasing, licensing, facilitating access to licensed content, discovery services, cataloging of materials in all formats and physical processing of materials. Currently, library services are supported by the Ex Libris Voyager integrated library system. All University System of Georgia (USG) libraries are migrating to Alma and are now engaged in the implementation process with production expected by the end of fiscal year 2017. 

The department head works collaboratively and advances ongoing working relationships with the library's business office, collection development, special collections, digital library services and the College of Law Library. The Head has overall responsibility for personnel supervision and resources management within the department, which currently consists of two librarians and eight staff. 

Environment: 
The Georgia State University Library expends a roughly six million dollar annual budget for materials. The collection contains approximately 1.5 million volumes plus special and archival collections in a wide range of formats, housed in the University Library - Atlanta Campus and five additional library locations. The Head will operate in an environment of active consortial engagement through the USG and the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL). The USG initiative, GALILEO, provides access to electronic resources and other materials for citizens throughout the state of Georgia. The University Library is a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), and the Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education (ARCHE). 

The University Library, Atlanta campus location, provides one of the most attractive, open, and inviting educational facilities in the Southeast. With over 1.3 million visitors in the past year, the Library is an integral part of the University community. The Library is engaged with the campus community, offering a modern, inviting, and centralized facility supporting both teaching and research with expansive collections and outstanding assistance. Its signature link, a multilevel glass structure that overlooks downtown Atlanta, connects the Library's two prominent buildings. CURVE ( http://curve.gsu.edu) brings together students and expert researchers from all disciplines in a shared, hands-on, interactive space featuring cutting-edge hardware and software for data visualization and analysis. For additional information about the Georgia State University Library, visit http://library.gsu.edu

Georgia State University, an innovative urban public research university, is a national leader in graduating students from widely diverse backgrounds. Georgia State readies students for professional pursuits, educates future leaders and prepares citizens for lifelong learning. Enrolling one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation at its downtown research campus, vibrant branch campuses, and online, the university provides educational opportunities for more than 50,000 students at the graduate, baccalaureate, associate and certificate levels. For additional information about Georgia State University, visit http://www.gsu.edu

Required Qualifications:
  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in information/library science.
  • Minimum five years of successful and increasingly responsible professional experience in cataloging, acquisitions or electronic and continuing resources.
  • Experience working in an academic library.
  • Awareness of current practice, research and trends in cataloging, e-resources and acquisitions.
  • Ability to provide leadership and vision for technical services.
  • Experience supervising, mentoring, and training library personnel.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to work effectively with culturally diverse library users and colleagues.
  • Ability to pass a background check.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with budget planning and expenditure analysis.
  • Experience working in a consortial environment.
  • Experience supervising faculty librarians.
  • Record of professional service and scholarly accomplishments.
Condition of Work and Benefits 
  • Forty-hour work week Retirement plans include: Teachers Retirement System, 
  • Twelve-month assignment TIAA-CREF, VALIC, & Fidelity Twenty-one days of vacation Group health and life insurance Twelve paid holidays Social Security 
  • Twelve days sick leave Optional pre-tax benefits 
  • Faculty rank and status Support for research and professional activities 
  • Non-Tenure track 
Salary and Rank 
$65,000 - $75,000 for 12 months. Salary commensurate with the candidate's education and experience. 

Appointment at a faculty rank [Assistant/Associate Professor], on a contract renewal basis. 

Submit a cover letter addressing the above qualifications; resume; name, address and phone number of three references, including immediate supervisor. Review of materials will begin March 24, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Send materials to:

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Postal Address:
Attn: Human Resource Officer
University Library
Georgia State University
100 Decatur Street, SE
Atlanta, GA 30303-3202
Phone:
404-413-2700
Email Address:

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Technical Services/Electronic Resources Librarian, Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, NC

Description of Work:
The primary purpose of the position is to manage and execute all critical technical services functions, including, but not limited to acquisition, cataloging and catalog maintenance, electronic resources management, collection development, invoice processing and budgeting. Plan, organize, and supervise the departmental activities in an efficient manner so that the goals of the department and the library as a unit can be accomplished. The Technical Services Librarian also contributes to goal setting and long term planning and assist the library director as needed.

This position is Exempt from the State Human Resources Act.

Minimum Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Behaviors:
  • Possess a MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited university with a minimum two years of professional experience as a Technical Services Librarian.
  • Experience working with integrated library systems in a client/server environment. Experience cataloging a variety of print and non-print formats in an online environment. A minimum two years increasingly responsible relevant supervisory experience. Two years full time experience with collection development.
  • Experience using OCLC connexion software. Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging standards, practices and products, including but not limited to RDA, AACR2, Library of Congress classification and subject heading schemes, Dewey decimal classification, Library of Congress Rule interpretations and MARC formats.
  • Familiarity with Integrated Library Systems (ILS) such as SirsiDynix Symphony interfaces including acquisitions and serials. Commitment to enhancing public access to library resources. Experience with Libguides and other content management systems.
  • Possess strong analytical and decision making skills with excellent interpersonal, organizational, oral and written communications skills. Possess the ability to work as a team player.
  • Familiarity with local ILS, OCLC and MARC editors. Ability to work with common and emerging Meta Data Standards.
  • Demonstrated experience with library content management
  • Systems. Proficiency with Microsoft office products.
Management Preferences (for advertisement):
Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institution.

Closing Date: 03-10-2017

https://www.higheredjobs.com/admin/details.cfm?JobCode=176437754

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Data Services Librarian, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Job Description: Known for its leadership in distance learning and its mission to serve, J. Y. Joyner Library at East Carolina University (ECU) seeks applicants for the newly created position of Data Services Librarian. As a member of the Research and Scholarly Communication Department, this person will be responsible for developing and delivering data management services and support to the ECU community. The Data Services Librarian will advance the continuing development of scholarly communication initiatives at East Carolina University. 

Academic Library Services is dedicated to sustaining a diverse workforce and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

ECU seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff, and administration. Academic Library Services strongly encourages applicants from women, minorities, and historically underrepresented groups.

Responsibilities: 

  • Provide the ECU community with outreach and instructional services related to data management, data literacy, bibliometrics (e.g. altmetrics, journal metrics), and other scholarly communication topics 
  • Foster relationships on campus to highlight ECU Libraries' role in data management
  • Advise researchers on data management compliance including best practices for preservation and access
  • Communicate data management issues and trends to liaison librarians
  • In collaboration with university research offices, support grant-seekers
  • May serve as a liaison librarian to one or more departments
  • Serve as a member of library committees and task forces

Minimum Qualifications: ALA-accredited master's degree or international equivalent; Knowledge of best practices and emerging trends related to research data management; Familiarity with bibliometric tools; Familiarity with various ways to share research and data (e.g. institutional repositories); Aptitude to learn and apply new technologies; Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; Ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic work environment.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Finalists will be asked to make a brief presentation during the on-campus interview.

This is a renewable 12-month contract position with faculty status. Salary commensurate with experience, not less than $45,000, with a comprehensive fringe benefits package. Subsequent contract renewal is subject to university hiring guidelines. 

Screening of applications will begin 03/25/2017, and continue until the position is filled. Start date is negotiable. At website at http://www.jobs.ecu.edu. All applicants must apply online through ECU's employment.

Attach a resume, cover letter and complete list of three references, to include email, phone numbers and mailing addresses. A copy of terminal (MLS/MLIS) transcripts will be required, if invited for an on-campus interview.

Date Initial Screening Begins: 03/25/2017

Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications

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Senior Library Associate, Digital Services, George Washington University, Washington, DC

POSITION INFORMATION 

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Monday- Friday; 8:30am-5:30pm
Internal Applicants Only? No
Posting Number: S006149
Job Open Date: 02/23/2017


JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT INFORMATION 

Job Description Summary: 
GW Libraries and Academic Innovation, the nexus for cross-disciplinary collaboration across campus, is responsible for online learning programs, academic technology, and faculty teaching initiatives. Encompassing Gelman, Eckles, and VSTC, the GW Libraries support the research and learning goals of undergraduates, graduates, and faculty of the university in a highly collaborative, dynamic, and deeply engaged intellectual community. Reporting to the Digital Services Manager, the Senior Library Associate for Digitization works within the Division's Special Collections Research Center.

The Senior Library Associate for Digitization works in a highly collaborative Library environment to increase and enrich online access to the Libraries' collection of rare and unique materials, including strong collections documenting the American labor movement, higher education, DC and Foggy Bottom history, and nearly two centuries of GW University history.

The incumbent is responsible for the following duties:

  • Manages workflow for fulfilling patron digitization requests, including physical flow of original materials, producing cost estimates, digitizing according to institutional specifications, tracking time, and coordinating with Public Services unit for billing and delivery of files
  • Develops and executes digitization project workflows, including overseeing 1 - 2 student workers, estimating timelines, tracking time, and managing physical flow of original materials in accordance to priorities set by Digital Services Manager
  • Coordinates quality control workflows and quality standards over in-house and vended digitization projects
  • Prepares and uploads materials to in-house digital asset management system and third party access systems, including batch processes for generation of access derivatives, OCR, automated and manual generation of metadata, and collaborative development of batch upload workflows
  • Collaboratively assesses costs and outcomes of digitization projects, including assessment of web analytics usage data, and contributes to ongoing efforts to make the program more nimble and streamlined
  • Organizes and updates documentation for equipment, workflows, and program digitization standards
  • Collaborates with colleagues in GW Libraries and other units on campus on digital projects (e.g., crowdsource transcription, digital exhibits, social media outreach)

The position is based at GW's Foggy Bottom Campus in Washington, DC. The incumbent may perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications: 
Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 2 years of relevant professional experience. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a research library or other cultural heritage institution
  • Familiarity with digitization and digital library research and practice, including emerging technology trends related to digitization and image capture technology and file format and quality standards for digitized text, image, audio, and video
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects, design and execute workflows, set goals and meet deadlines and objectives
  • Familiarity with tools to track project workflows and time tracking (e.g., Trello, Everhour, Excel)
  • Familiarity with standards for care and handling of rare and fragile materials, including audio-visual material
  • Familiarity with methods for tracking and assessing costs, outcomes, and usage/analytics data
  • Experience with digital image editing software (e.g., Photoshop)
  • Knowledge of digital asset management systems (e.g., Hydra/Fedora, DSpace, or CONTENTdm), finding aid systems (Archivists Toolkit or ArchivesSpace), and third-party public access portals (e.g., Internet Archive, Wikimedia Commons, Flickr, Digital Public Library of America, HathiTrust)
  • Comfort working in a production environment while following best practices for material handling and preservation quality digitization
  • Superior attention to detail, problem solving skills, and customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills, including ability to document workflows
  • Ability to work in a team based environment and with a diverse clientele

Special Instructions to Applicants: 
In order to gain a better understanding of your experience, the professional experience section of your resume must include months in addition to years. For example, instead of "2014 - 2015," it should include "April 2014 - January 2015" or similar information.

Background Screening 
Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.

EEO Statement: 
The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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Technical Services Librarian, Chadron State College, Chadron, NE

This position is responsible for the library's electronic resources, including database analysis and purchasing, website and blog technical and design support, report compilation and dissemination, and support for other for other electronic solutions. The position also manages the Richards Media Lab and works closely with IT, the TLC, and various vendors to maintain key functions and licensing. The employee stays up-to-date on library-related technologies and other web and productivity technologies that enhance data analysis and streamline data reporting.

Essential Duties: 

  1. Ensures consistent and integrated access to electronic resources. Troubleshoots subscriptions-related access to electronic resources through appropriate catalog and link resolver maintenance. 
  2. Manages the library's database subscriptions, including Research Guides, and monitors terms of electronic subscription agreements to assure subscriber and vendor compliance and delivery of content. 
  3. Solicits, collects, maintains, analyzes and disseminates usage statistics, management reports, and assessment data. 
  4. Functions as a liaison to selected academic departments; makes purchasing recommendations, initiates buying, and otherwise advocates for the library and the role it plays in teaching and learning. Also support the regular weeding and revitalization of the academic subject areas that align with the academic departments served by the liaison. 
  5. Learns and evaluates new technologies as they become available, especially as they relate to new trends in libraries. Provides appropriate technology support and training of CSC faculty and students. 
  6. Develops, revises, and maintains library sites and presence on the World Wide Web. 
  7. Organizes and maintains all networked repositories and shared drive, including the LLC intranet site, and SharePoint sites. 
  8. Provides reference desk support.

Secondary Duties: 

  1. Provides general multidisciplinary reference services and circulation services, including rotational weekend and, when needed, evening hours. 
  2. Oversees budget line items for electronic resources and for print collection purchasing for departments assigned per liaison duties. 
  3. Represents the LLC on campus committees and at professional meetings as needed or assigned. 
  4. Provides information for unit reports and writes articles and/or instructions and/or social media posts for LLC patrons. 
  5. Performs other duties as needed or assigned.

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Library Technician, Folsom Lake College, Sacramento, CA

The Institution

Folsom Lake College (FLC) was established in 2004 as the fourth college in the Los Rios Community College District and serves over 8,000 students each semester. The college and its centers, El Dorado and Rancho Cordova, primarily serve students from the rapidly growing areas of eastern Sacramento and western El Dorado counties, forming a dynamic learning community committed to academic excellence and innovation. The Harris Center for the Arts, a regional performing arts center located at the college's main campus, offers tremendous teaching and learning opportunities and brings the arts, culture and entertainment to both the college and the surrounding communities.

FLC is an open access, comprehensive community college that provides educational opportunities designed to enrich and empower students and inspire excellence. FLC awards Associate in Arts or Science degrees, and transfer degrees; Career Technical Education certificates, transfer credit for students who intend to continue their education at a four year college or university, instruction in basic skills math and English, and English for non-native speakers.

The college mission is focused on a rigorous educational program with a strong focus on student success. To this end, the college provides a broad range of degree and certificate programs, a comprehensive student services program, a variety of learning modalities including online and hybrid courses, as well as numerous opportunities for student engagement and leadership. The college also provides classes in a variety of scheduling formats including semester, short term, and weekend and incorporates the newest technologies for classroom instruction.

FLC is an educational organization that embraces change, values diversity, and focuses on creativity and personal enrichment. The college is also committed to an interest-based approach to solving problems and addressing issues.

Position Summary

The journey-level class of the series. Incumbent is technically competent in the entire library operations. Incumbent works under the general supervision of the assigned manager/supervisor and the direction of the Lead Library Technician. [For a detailed job description for this Los Rios Classified Employees Association (White Collar) posting Job Descriptions click here.]

Applicants applying to this position may also be interested in a Sacramento City College Library Technician position.

Assignment Responsibilities
  • Order and receive books and other library materials and supplies, and track related budgets.
  • Maintain inventory of department supplies and prepare requisitions for purchases.
  • Prepare financial, statistical, and information reports.
  • Receive and distribute mail; perform general clerical support duties.
  • Clean and repair print and non-print materials.
  • Oversee the receiving and check-in of periodicals.
  • Order and maintain periodical subscriptions.
  • Oversee inventory of the library collection.
  • Pre-catalog materials for review by librarians.
  • Search for, edit, and retrieve catalog records using bibliographic utility, Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), for use in the library's online database; prepare materials for bindery.
  • Check in and charge out materials; register new patrons.
  • Collect fines; prepare overdue notices, process holds on patron records, and clear patron records.
  • Handle inter-library loan transactions.
  • Set up and maintain the reserve materials collection.
  • Oversee re-shelving of library materials; perform tasks necessary to open and/or close library facilities.
  • Resolve patron complaints or refer them to appropriate staff members.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with outside vendors/suppliers.
  • Oversee materials and equipment service functions.
  • Assist students and faculty in the setup and operation of a variety of media equipment.
  • Receive and schedule equipment and media material requests.
  • Retrieve recorded programs and distribute to student listening carrels via playback equipment and switch consoles.
  • Oversee the ordering, scheduling, receiving, distribution, circulation, and return of staff media requests. Assist in classification and cataloging of media equipment; and schedule and distribute videotape programs for broadcast and prepare broadcast logs.
  • Assist in interviewing, training, and overseeing temporary employees.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION: Two years of experience directly related to the duties of the position; OR one year of experience directly related to the duties of the position and a Library and Information Technology Certificate; OR an Associate's degree from an accredited institution in Library and Information Technology or equivalent. Promotional: One year of experience performing duties at the level of a Clerk III in the Los Rios Community College District. (Promotional applies to regular, current Classified employees working with the Los Rios CCD.)

Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.

(Experience Requirement: One year of experience is equal to 12 months of experience at a maximum of 40 hours per week. Applicable part-time experience will be converted to the full-time equivalent for purposes of meeting the experience requirement. Education Requirement: 12 units are equal to six months of education; 24 units are equal to one year of education.)

Application Instructions

1. A completed Los Rios Community College District Classified Application (required).

2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (required if using education to meet the Minimum Qualifications of this position).

3. Resume (recommended).

4. Two (2) letters of recommendation (recommended).

5. Letter of Interest (recommended).

Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.

  • TRANSCRIPTS:

* Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.

* Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click here

* Within 60 days of the time of hire, employees are required to submit official transcripts, if required in the minimum qualifications for the position.

* Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as official transcripts.

* It is the responsibility of Los Rios Community College District employees to also provide official transcripts, if required in the minimum qualifications for the position.

Salary: $3,362.80 per month

Additional Salary Information
Plus shift differential.

Posting Date: 02/24/2017

Closing Date: 03/17/2017

How and where to apply

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for complete information on how to apply online with our District. Application services are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District Human Resources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA 95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of the application process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in during our business hours. Submission of applications are by midnight of the posting closing date.

Conditions

All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during this recruitment/selection process.

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Data Librarian, Yale University, New Haven, CT

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

Position Focus: Reporting to the Director of Research Support and Outreach Programs at the Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI). This position facilitates access to the services and collections of a complex, multifaceted research/academic library through direct contact with researchers and the development and promotion of services and collections. The Data Librarian is a member of the CSSSI team and participates in Yale University Library programs and committees. 

The incumbent supports the discovery, use, and management of locally created and externally available data. In consultation with subject librarians and the CSSSI Director of Collection Management, Technical Services, and Access Services, identifies and acquires data resources in the sciences, social sciences, and interdisciplinary fields that are relevant to research and teaching needs. Advises library IT, electronic resources, cataloging, and preservation departments on receiving data resources and preparing them for discovery and availability to users. Collaborates with colleagues on metadata and preservation issues related to data.

Increases the visibility and usability of data resources through research consultations, workshops and course-integrated instruction, online research guides, and outreach efforts. Collaborates with subject librarians, GIS specialists, and staff from the StatLab, the Digital Humanities Lab, and the Yale Center for Research Computing to support the research data and data science needs of Yale researchers. Advises on and implements scalable, sustainable, and domain-appropriate data services in support of research at Yale. 

Plays a leadership role in coordinating and providing Yale Library services to support research data management and in developing the data management education program. Assists researchers in data management planning. Provides instruction in data management issues and best practices to diverse audiences, including researchers, University staff, and Library colleagues. Coordinates the Research Data Consultation Group that consists of other specialists from the Library and campus-wide key stakeholders. Collaborates with campus partners, including the Office of the Deputy Provost for Research, the Office of Research Administration, the Yale Center for Research Computing, and the Yale Institute for Network Science, concerning issues of managing, curating, sharing, and preserving research data.

Participates in outreach and research/instruction program planning and implementation for the CSSSI. Participates in Yale Library planning, committees, and task forces, and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. Participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale's research support services and collections. May represent Yale to state, national, and international data organizations.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:
  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for a master's degree in library science.
  • Qualified individuals new to the library profession are welcome to apply.
  • Demonstrated experience with research data.
  • Experience with data management processes, technologies, standards, and best practices and familiarity with trends in data management requirements from funding agencies and/or scholarly publishers.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability. 
  • Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion. 
  • Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations. 
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment. 
Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Undergraduate or advanced degree in engineering, math, science, or social science. Familiarity with quantitative, qualitative, and geospatial data analysis applications. Knowledge of metadata standards for quantitative/qualitative data. Demonstrated experience providing public service and instruction in an academic research library. Reading knowledge of one or more Western European languages.

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

The Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI):
The Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI), located in the Kline Biology Tower, provides Yale faculty, students, and staff with state-of-the-art information services in a technology-rich environment. It is designed to provide easily accessible support for science, social science, and interdisciplinary researchers. 

Salary and Benefits
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://bit.ly/2m18MBn 

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

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Part Time Library Assistant, Topsfield Town Library, Topsfield, MA

The Library Assistant responsibilities include assisting  patrons, especially children and teens,to find materials in the library's collection. Assisting library users in the use of the on-line catalog, digital materials, and  reference materials. Conducting reader's advisory service for parents and children. Conducting reference interviews at the Children's information desk. Responding to requests for information by phone or email. Conducting story times and programs. Creating displays and bulletin boards in the Children's and Young Adult Rooms. Creating bibliographies, fliers, brochures, and other promotional material.  Shelving  books. Understanding and enforcing library policies.

 
The ideal candidate also must enjoy working with children and teens. They must be able to tolerate noise and a certain amount of chaos. They must have the ability to work on multiple projects at a time and prioritize projects. They must be comfortable with technology and social media and comfortable providing coverage in other library departments.

The position is 15 hours per week including a Saturday rotation, possible Sunday rotation and one evening a week. Non-benefit position.

Qualifications: Associate degree; two years of related library work experience. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, be tech savvy and detail oriented, work well with the public and other library staff, be a problem solver, and work independently. 

Offer made dependent on experience and qualifications.  Salary range is $18.08 - 23.74 per hour in 11 steps.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Laura Zalewski, Director, lzalewski@topsfieldlibrary.org.

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Regional Government Documents Librarian, University of Florida Humanities and Social Sciences Library, Gainesville, FL

The Regional Government Documents Librarian is a 12 month, tenure track library faculty position in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library (Library West). The scope of the collections include federal, state, and international documents as the Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida Libraries are designated as a depository for the publications of the United States Government, European Union, and the State of Florida. 

The Smathers Libraries serve as the Regional Depository Library for Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This position will be the primary contact for the Selective Depository Libraries in the Region, supporting their participation in the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). The Regional Government Documents Librarian is responsible for FDLP outreach, public access, support services, and collection development and serves as the primary liaison to the U. S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) in matters relating to the Libraries' service as a Regional Federal Depository Library.

In this role, the individual will build on the Smathers Libraries' current leadership in implementing a successful regional model that connects traditional publication and collection management with technological innovation through its virtual meeting and educational presence and support of collaborative projects for online delivery and digitization of government publications. In addition, the candidate will build on strong partnerships with all constituents including other regional depositories, library consortia and the GPO, to advance new and innovative ways to increase the public's access to and use of government information. More information about the regional depository library can be found at http://guides.uflib.ufl.edu/ufdocuments

The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Regional Government Documents Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Regional Government Documents Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities. The Regional Government Documents Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet criteria for tenure and promotion.

The search has been extended to allow for additional applications and will remain open until April, 3, 2017 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/FacultyPositions.html.Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact: Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, atbonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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.

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Archives Assistant, Safdie Architects, Somerville, MA

Job Description

Safdie Architects is seeking an archives assistant to work in our Somerville, MA office. The position will start in March at 10 to 20 hours per week. This position reports to the Archivist and focuses primarily on management of firm assets in digital and analog formats and their eventual transfer to the Canadian Architecture Collection at McGill University. (Read more about Safdie Architects at http://www.msafdie.com and the Moshe Safdie Collection at McGill's Canadian Architecture Collection at http://cac.mcgill.ca/safdie.) The office is located between Inman and Porter Squares in Somerville, MA, and is easily accessible by T and numerous bus lines. For students working towards a Master's degree in Library Science with a focus in Archives Management, this is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable hands on experience.

Duties:

  • Assist with digital asset management, collections management, preservation, records management, and project close-out activities.
  • Digitize and process collections including, original artwork, and photographs (slides, negatives, prints).
  • Apply standardized metadata using Adobe Bridge, Open Asset, or other Digital Asset Management Systems.
  • Organize and inventory architectural drawings and project documentation.
  • Preserve and rehouse archival material in various formats.
  • Assist with the preparation of archival materials for transfer to McGill University's Canadian Architecture Collection
  • Assist with the transfer of non-archival materials to off-site storage (records management)
  • Other activities could include assisting with management and preservation of born digital records.

Desired Skills

  • Applicants must have ability to work both on their own and directly with a supervisor, be well organized, have excellent attention to detail in their work, and be able to adjust with shifting office priorities.
  • Coursework or experience with metadata creation, controlled vocabularies, preservation of archival material including paper, photographs, A/V a plus.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel required; familiarity with DAMS desired.
  • Knowledge of handling fine art, architectural records and of the architectural design process considered an asset.
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs. and willingness to perform physical tasks as well as focused data entry tasks

Please note: all staff must sign the firm's confidentiality agreement.

Schedule Starting in March - up to 20 hours per week, between 9 AM and 6 PM, Monday - Friday 

Salary $15.00/hour. No benefits. Internship credit may be possible.

To Apply Please submit cover letter and resume to Kathy Bohlman, Archivist/Records Manager, Safdie Architects

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Project Lead for Records Management Facilitator Internship, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Marine Monuments of the Pacific Office, Honolulu, HI

SUMMARY:

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Marine Monuments of the Pacific Office, located in Honolulu, Hawaii is looking an experienced Project Lead for our Records Management Facilitator internship program, whose main goal is to assist in organizing our holdings. Our offices have extensive historical files, spanning decades, which document the management, political history, and scientific research surrounding 22 national wildlife refuges and 4 marine national monuments throughout the Pacific. The collections consist of both analog and digital records, with formats including paper, photographs and slides, motion picture film, disks, CD-ROMs, audio tapes, and electronic databases.

We are looking for a motivated, resourceful, and conscientious information professional to become our in-house expert on all things information. The Project Lead will be responsible for managing the two Project Assistants, and helping our office reach its record management goals. One of the assistants will be based in Honolulu working with you, while the other will be based at a Refuge on our neighboring island, Kauai. This position will require some travel between the two islands by the Project Lead to ensure the goals of this program are being met.

The Project Lead will work with his or her two assistant interns and be responsible for following a records schedule, organizing and digitizing files, keeping a records inventory, and disposing of files accordingly or transferring them to the National Archives and Records Administration. You will gain hands-on experience with electronic records, preservation, digitization, metadata, records management, content management systems, and other disciplines. You will also gain experience prioritizing tasks, collaborating and coordinating with other staff, establishing guidelines and best practices, networking with other information professionals for support and information sharing, and training others on policies and procedures. As Project Lead you will also be responsible for the recruitment and hiring of the next round of interns.

The main responsibility of the rotation is to digitize and increase access to the records. Good time management skills are necessary as your daily work will be self-supervised and self-initiated. While most of the Honolulu work will be conducted in the office, there are opportunities to travel to different refuges on Oahu based on their records needs. We will count on you to guide us by making policy recommendations, workflow decisions, and strategies for future records practices.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Must be able to stay the full six months of the rotation
  • Must be in your second year of graduate school, or have over a year plus experience in digitization and cataloging.
  • Ability to work independently and make well-researched decisions with limited supervision.
  • Superb organizational and planning skills.
  • Ability to recognize inefficiencies and recommend practical solutions.
  • Interest in a unique, nuanced project that includes many aspects of information science and other fields.
  • Ability to balance theory and idealism with fiscal and logistical limitations in a non-traditional information setting.
  • Ability to learn and operate various hardware devices and software programs.
  • Adherence to established guidelines and policies both professional and organizational.

Preferred:

  • Experience cataloging or working with metadata.
  • Work experience, internship experience, or coursework in archival science, records management, library science or a combination of applicable fields.
  • Experience with scanning equipment, Microsoft software, Adobe Acrobat and content management platforms.
  • Experience with records retention and disposition schedules.
  • A general background in biology, environmental science, or related field.

SCHEDULE:

This is a 6-month internship, and we will require you to stay for the full duration. As Project Lead you are also responsible for the smooth transition between rotations. During your six months, a full-time 40 hours per week schedule is preferable. However, the schedule is flexible and is negotiable depending on the needs of the office and interns.

COMPENSATION:

The internship is unpaid, but we can offer free agency housing and subsidy for use of public transportation ($60 a month bus pass) for Honolulu interns and a government car for transportation to and from work for the Kauai intern. At the end of the internship, interns will be awarded $1,500. Furthermore, depending on your school's program requirements, you may be able to receive credit for this internship.

TRAVEL AND LODGING:

The Service will provide roundtrip airfare to and from Honolulu, including reimbursement for luggage and transportation from the airport, if necessary. Any work travel, to and from Kauai will also be covered. Housing will be provided free of charge at a communal agency bunkhouse, which can accommodate up to seven people in Honolulu and up to thirteen people on Kauai.

SURROUNDINGS:

Our office is located in downtown Honolulu and the agency bunkhouse is located a short walk from the Waikiki neighborhood of Honolulu. Both locations are along popular bus routes. Bunkhouse residents enjoy the convenience of nearby grocery stores, drugstores, coffee shops, and a nearby library within walking distance. Weekends, holidays, and off hours can be spent exploring Hawaii. Opportunities abound to kayak, surf, fish, stand-up paddleboard, swim, snorkel and enjoy the many beaches, parks, hiking trails, historical landmarks, and gardens.

BACKGROUND:

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The National Wildlife Refuge System, managed by the Service, is the world's premier system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

The Records Management Facilitators will make a difference for some of the world's most remarkable and unique natural resources as our office continues to accomplish great things in the Pacific. You will gain awareness of wildlife refuge management, island and marine ecosystems, and many endangered and unique plant and animal species. Just recently, one of our monuments, Papahanaumokuakea, was expanded by Presidential order into the largest marine protected area in the world. This internship is an amazing opportunity to see history in the making as the Service and its partners launch its management plans for the monument.

Both the Honolulu and Kauai offices are team oriented and promote a strong work/life balance. As scheduling allows, there are extracurricular opportunities available, including field trips to remote worksites, assisting in biological surveys and participation in other office functions and events.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

To apply, send an attached resume and brief cover letter to Olivia Thormodson at olivia_thormodson@fws.gov

Please have the subject of the email state "RMF Application" The deadline for applications is March 27, 2017 at 7 AM HST.

CONTACT:

Olivia Thormodson
Marine National Monuments of the Pacific Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
300 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 5-231
Honolulu, HI 96850
(808) 792-9525

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Part-time Staff Librarian, Chelmsford Public Library, Chelmsford, MA

Do you believe variety is the spice of life? Do you love those workdays when you get to help a patron find their next favorite author, then work with a child who is a reluctant reader and then spend the afternoon putting together recommended booklists for the webpage?  We are looking for a staff librarian who is flexible, willing to pitch in wherever needed and just as comfortable in the children's room as the adult services area. You should like kids. You will spend your days working the children's desk and the reader's advisory/info desk. Ideally you will be an adept writer, familiar with WordPress and willing to work on blog posts promoting reading and bibliographies targeted at both children and adults. You will work with staff to plan and conduct literature-based library programs and outreach activities for both children and adults.

Must demonstrate strong reader's advisory skills, familiarity with both children's and adult collections and be comfortable working with the public.  Should have solid technology skills, including web tools, database searching and social media.  

Qualifications:  MLS or MLS candidate required or an equivalent combination of education and experience; previous experience working in children's or reader's advisory position desired. Must have a solid, working knowledge of children's literature, adult fiction and popular reading materials.  Salary range is from $24,617 to $35,537 in ten steps.

Applications: Email to Becky Herrmann, Library Director, Chelmsford Public Library atbherrmann@townofchelmsford.us   Please include writing samples and bibliographies you have compiled. 

Deadline: Open until filled, but priority will be given to applications in by March 10th.We want to get this done!  Interviews will be ongoing and conducted as applications are received. This is a 20 hour per week position with benefits. Schedule will be Tuesday, Thursday and every other Saturday. The Chelmsford Federation of Teachers, Local 3669, represents this position. The Town of Chelmsford is EEO/AA Employer.

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Public Services Librarian, Maine Maritime Academy, Castine, ME

POSITION OVERVIEW Reporting to the Head Librarian, the Public Services Librarian for Nutting Memorial Library has overall responsibility for the library's public services operations including circulation, interlibrary loan, document delivery, and course reserves, as well as the development, delivery, and assessment of undergraduate information literacy instruction. This position also coordinates the hiring, training, and scheduling of the library's student workers. The Public Services Librarian is responsible for developing and encouraging a positive, engaging, and user-centered approach to customer service and library outreach, and must be able to work collaboratively with library colleagues as well as Academy faculty and staff. This is a full-time, 12-month staff position with benefits.

DUTIES

  • Oversee public services area within a small academic library, including circulation, interlibrary loan, document delivery, and reserve desk operations.
  • Provide in-person and remote reference services to the Academy community.
  • Design, deliver and assess undergraduate information literacy instruction sessions.
  • Oversee the hiring, training and scheduling of the library's student workers.
  • Handle routing of submitted service tickets to the appropriate library staff member(s).
  • Maintain library website and assist with management of library's social media presence.
  • Bill library patrons for lost or non-returned materials; determine and communicate circulation policies and procedures under the guidance of the Head Librarian.
  • Assist with library outreach, including promotion, event planning, and collaboration with other campus entities.
  • Assist with collection development and deselection projects as assigned.
  • May serve on Academy committees as required.
  • May supervise student and/or regular Academy employees.
  • Compile annual statistics & reports related to above areas of responsibility.
  • Other duties as assigned. This job description reflects the general duties of the job but is not a detailed description of all duties which may be inherent to the position. The Academy may assign reasonably related additional duties to individual employees consistent with policy and collective bargaining agreements.

SKILLS 

  • Outstanding interpersonal and customer service skills including a professional, positive, and approachable demeanor
  • Ability to successfully ascertain and support the diverse learning goals of Academy students
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent research skills and familiarity with a wide range of information resources
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to interact with all levels of staff and to work closely and congenially with departments across campus
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and to handle multiple competing projects
  • Familiarity with integrated library system software (familiarity with Innovative Interfaces products preferred)
  • Marketing, public relations, and/or graphic design skills preferred

REQUIREMENTS 

  • ALA-accredited Master's in Library Science or the equivalent (conferred by date of hire)
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding customer service
  • Knowledge and experience with relevant reference databases and resources
  • Demonstrated high level of comfort and proficiency with technology
  • Familiarity with best practices, trends, and assessment strategies related to information literacy instruction
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written)
  • Demonstrated commitment to and/or clearly articulated philosophy on the role of library services in fostering student success
  • Previous work experience in an academic library
  • Previous teaching experience strongly preferred
  • Experience with library marketing, outreach and/or advocacy preferred
  • Academic interest or work experience in any of the following areas preferred: marine/ocean science, engineering, marine transportation, or international business & logistics

PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS 

  • Contacts include students, parents, alumni, and various external and internal constituencies;
  • Will work occasional nights and weekends to support department and related College events;
  • Frequent use of keyboard and computer screen;
  • Occasionally lift and move up to 30-50 pounds.
How to Apply
Interested individuals should send a cover letter, résumé, a completed MMA Application Form, copies of applicable professional certifications, transcripts and/or licenses, and contact information for at least three professional references to:
or
Director of Human Resources
Box C - 3
Castine, ME 04420
In the subject line of your email, please write the full title of the position you are applying for and your name. For all faculty appointments, official college transcripts must be received prior to a formal offer being made for employment. All offers are made contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation. Individuals cruising onboard our ships are also required to undergo a pre-employment drug-screening.

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Systems Librarian, Boston Architectural College, Boston, MA

The position of Systems Librarian is a full-time, exempt position of 40 hours per week providing technical support and oversight of library systems. The Systems Librarian manages all computer technology services, including the Voyager integrated library system. This position reports to the Associate Library Director.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Administer the Library's integrated library system (Voyager), including maintenance, upgrades, troubleshooting, customizations, and end user support
  • Work with the BAC's Information Technology Department to ensure adequate system backups, production of appropriate reports and statistics, and resolution of any additional server-related issues
  • Maintain positive working relationship with vendors to report, monitor, and resolve system problems, and to plan and schedule training and system upgrades as needed
  • Investigate, select, (in conjunction with other Library staff) and implement new software technologies and tools to enhance Library resources and services, including planning for future ILS system
  • Maintain, upgrade and customize Serials Solutions 360Link
  • Work closely with the BAC's Information Technology staff to maintain and customize locally developed Article ILL management platform
  • Assist with technical aspects of LibGuides implementation and maintenance
  • Work closely with Associate Director on issues under her purview.
  • Monitor and customize SenSource people counting system and VeaView reporting software.
  • Manage statistics for Library in conjunction with Library Director and Associate Director
  • Participate in special projects as necessary
  • Provide reference service at the circulation desk up to 12 hours per week

Standards of Professionalism

A. Team and Interpersonal skills: Success in this position requires positive relationships with other team members including support staff and more senior staff. These persons must thus be approached in a way that makes them feel valued as individuals and team members and takes into account the necessities of work as seen from their perspective.

B. Service orientation: Success in this position requires a service-oriented perspective in which, to the greatest extent possible, students and faculty are treated in such a way as to feel valued and well served in their contacts with the school through you.

C. Confidentiality and discretion: Success in this position requires the ability not only to maintain the confidentiality of prospective/student and faculty records, but also the ability to discern when it is appropriate to divulge privileged, if not necessarily confidential, information.

Qualifications

  • ALA accredited MLS or MLIS required + 2 years of experience
  • Must have experience with an integrated library system, preferably Voyager
  • Website development experience (HTML, CSS).
  • Working knowledge of web development languages: PHP, PERL preferred
  • Experience with XSLT templates
  • Experience with Microsoft Access reporting
  • Familiarity and facility with software application programs is essential
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm and aptitude for acquiring new technical skills

Requirements

  • Must be able to work one evening per week
  • Must be able to speak clearly and understand spoken communication
  • Must be flexible in terms of position description duties and responsibilities

To Apply

Please submit an online application consisting of a single document containing your cover letter, résumé, and three references at https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client%3Dbacollege%26jobId%3D123570%26lang%3Den_US%26source%3DCC912281&source=gmail&ust=1488647224463000&usg=AFQjCNH6nGhIK1BCkdD3jfwkIZqOZOVDug.

For questions or additional information regarding this job posting, please contact Kris Liberman, Associate Librarian at the Boston Architectural College -- kris.liberman@the-bac.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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Research & Instruction Librarian, Hirsh Health Sciences Library, Tufts University, Boston, MA

The Research & Instruction Department (R&I) of the Hirsh Health Sciences Library is responsible for providing and developing services to meet the information needs of the staff, students, and faculty of the Health Sciences Campus. The campus is comprised of the Tufts University School of Medicine, the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Public Health and Professional Degree Programs, the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA), and Tufts Medical Center. In addition, the Library serves the clinical faculty and students of affiliate teaching hospitals. The Department's major activities are user education, reference, online and print information delivery, circulation, and reserves.

The Research & Instruction Librarian is responsible for coordinating and providing specialized information services to students, researchers, and clinicians. This position reports to the Head of Research & Instruction and serves as the R&I team liaison to the Tufts University School of Medicine, focusing on the faculty and students in the first two years of the MD program (pre-clinical), as well as the MD/MBA program, and other departments as assigned. The successful candidate will further develop existing programs that deliver library support to meet the information needs of this community, as well as explore new opportunities for outreach, consultation, training, and current awareness. This librarian will keep abreast of trends in medicine and medical education, and make collection development recommendations in those subject areas to the Head of Collections Management. As a member of the R&I team, this librarian will share in Library Service Desk duties, participate in group and individual instruction, serve on Tufts University library committees, and is expected to be professionally active. This position has the rank of Assistant Librarian.

Qualifications

 Basic Requirements:

  • Some volunteer or paid experience in an academic library 
  • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution; degree must be complete by starting date.
  • Experience searching academic literature databases 
  • Ability to work independently and in groups
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Microsoft Office Suite, presentation tools such as PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a medical or health sciences library
  • Undergraduate subject credentials in biology, chemistry, or health sciences
  • Experience with instructional technology or design
  • Familiar with common library technologies, such as chat reference and library resource guides
  • Demonstrated ability to search scientific literature databases (such as Medline, Web of Science, Scopus)
  • Strong commitment to outstanding public service, flexibility, initiative, creativity and enthusiasm for teaching and working collaboratively
  • Demonstrated teaching ability
  • Ability to communicate with diverse staff and user groups and at all levels of technical ability
  • Desire to learn user needs and recommend solutions to improve library service

*Please include a resume/CV and a cover letter with your application*

Salary range:$52,000-60,000

Go to http://tufts.taleo.net/careersection/ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=17001082

Or http://tufts.taleo.net/careersection/ext/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en and search for job #17001082

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Call for Submissions: Miriam Braverman Memorial Prize

The MIRIAM BRAVERMAN MEMORIAL PRIZE, a presentation of the Progressive Librarians Guild (PLG), is awarded each year for the best paper about some aspect of the social responsibilities of librarians, libraries, or librarianship. Papers related to archivists, archives, and archival work are also eligible.

The winning paper will be published in an issue of Progressive Librarian.  The winner of the contest will also receive a $500 stipend to help offset the cost of travel to and from the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference.  The award will be presented at the annual PLG dinner at ALA, and the winner is invited to present their paper at the PLG meeting.  In addition, the winner will be provided a press pass for the conference, allowing for free entry to sessions and the exhibition floor, with the expectation that they will write a short reflection for publication by PLG.

Requirements

1. Contestants must be library and/or information science students attending a graduate-level program in the United States or Canada. Contestants may not have finished their coursework earlier than December 2016.

2. Entries must be the original, unpublished work of the contestant, and must be written in English. Entries may not exceed 3,000 words, and must conform to MLA in-text citation style.

3. To facilitate the blind review process, each entry must include a cover sheet providing the contestant's name, full contact information (address, phone number, e-mail address), name of the institution where the contestant is enrolled, and the title of the paper. No identifying information, other than the title, should appear on the paper itself.

4. Entries must be submitted electronically, in PDF format, to bravermansubmissions@gmail.comEntries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. CST on international workers' day, or May Day, May 1, 2017.

5. The $500 stipend is available only to help defray the cost of ALA conference attendance in the winning year; if the winner of the contest is unable to attend, the money will remain in the Braverman Prize endowment fund and may be donated to an information and communication technology  social justice-related NGO at the discretion of the selection committee.

Any questions regarding the contest or the selection process can be directed to the chairs of the selection committee, Julene Jones, Julene.Jones@uky.edu  and Madeline Veitch, veitchm@newpaltz.edu.

More information about Miriam Braverman and about the Progressive Librarians Guild is available athttp://progressivelibrariansguild.org/.

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Supervisor of Youth & Outreach Services, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

SEARCH REOPENED: The Springfield (MA) City Library seeks applications to work at our forward-looking public library. Due to an out-of-state relocation, we have an opening for the Supervisor of Youth & Outreach Services. This fun and challenging position supervises the Children's Room at the busy Central Library, located adjacent to the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden.

The person selected for the Supervisor of Youth & Outreach Services will oversee the daily operation of the Children's Room at the Central Library. (Please note, job posting needs updating; job does not include supervision of Mason Square Branch.)  Other elements of the job are outreach, programming, collection development, reference, and reader's advisory; more specifically:

The supervisor works closely with the manager to plan and implement policy, procedures, and strategies for improving delivery of youth services throughout the library system; purchases children's materials (print and media) for the library system; oversees administration of the Early Childhood Resource Center; participates in delivery, promotion, and evaluation of youth programs; creates and conducts tours and bibliographic instruction for children and their caregivers and teachers; works with and provides outreach to youth-serving city agencies, schools, and organizations; and assists in writing and implementing grants. Supervision is exercised over Children's Room staff, 2.5 FTE librarians.

Requirements include three years of experience in a public library environment, with two years of experience supervising employees preferred. Also required are a Bachelor's degree and completion of an American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science. We are looking for a candidate with a proven record of meaningful community engagement, strong staff mentoring and coaching skills, and experience in creating lively programs for children. Bilingual abilities desirable (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other).

Further job details and job application are available on the City of Springfield's website. The annual salary is $50,500.71. The closing date is Monday, March 6, 2017, at 11:59 pm ET. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply.

Get excited about the possibilities of working in the city of Springfield by watching this video. If you can embrace the attitude that "It's All Yours, Just Ask," and see the library as a place to help strengthen our city through strong connections and constructive dialogue, please apply. 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.

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Adjunct Faculty, Simmons College School of Library and Information Science, Boston, MA

Simmons College invites applicants for adjunct faculty to teach in the information science & technology area.  We are specifically interested in candidates who have expertise in one or more of the following areas: technology for information professionals, introduction to programming, database management, and other related areas, either in online and/or face-to-face formats. For more information on the courses offered, see 'program requirements' under http://www.simmons.edu/academics/graduate-programs/library-and-information-science--information-science-and-technology-ms

Requirements: The minimum criteria for candidates wishing to teach are: a master's degree in LIS, CS or a related field, a minimum of three years of experience working in an LIS program, library, archives, museum, or other information institution and, for those candidates wishing to teach in a blended or online learning environment, completion of the Simmons Online training program. Preference will be given to candidates with formal teaching or instructional experience and who have demonstrated excellence communication skills.

For further information, please contact the Director of the IS&T concentration Nanette Veilleux (veilleux@simmons.edu). Send your CV and cover letter to the same email address. Consideration of applications by the IS&T faculty and the Panel on Adjunct Review and Recommendation (PARR) will be ongoing for upcoming semesters.

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Part Time Youth Programming Assistant, Rye Public Library, Rye, NH

Libraries that value their tween and teen populations thrive with liveliness and excitement!  Here at the Rye Public Library, we seek to continue to engage this demographic with innovative and appealing programming.  To that end, we are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic Youth Services Programming Assistant. 

The position is 12 Hours per week with the following hours:  Mondays and Fridays 3:00-5:00pm & Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00 - 8:00pm. (some Friday evenings, infrequent Saturdays, and a rare overnight may also be required)

Primary responsibilities include the development and implementation of youth programs with a focus on tween and teen programming as well as overseeing ongoing programming already in place.  The position will also occasionally require working at the youth circulation desk, shelving, collection development, conducting reference interviews, and other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate possesses:

  • The ability to work independently and is a self-starter
  • A working knowledge of and passion for working with youth and teen literature
  • An understanding of the daily operations of a library
  • Excellent organizational, readers' advisory, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • At least two years' experience in teen programming or similar experience
  • A high school degree with some college education (MLIS is a bonus)
  • The ability to manage evens with large groups of people
  • An understanding and capacity with using emerging technologies 

Please email with attachments to: lhoude@ryepubliclibrary.org or mail paper resume and cover letter to:

Rye Public Library
Attention: Lisa Houde, Director of Youth Services/Assistant Director
581 Washington Road
Rye, NH  03870

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College Librarian and Director of Vogel Library, Wartburg College, Waverly, IA

Wartburg College is a four- year, co-educational liberal arts college of the Lutheran Church (ELCA), internationally recognized for community engagement. As an affirmative action, equal-op portunity institution, Wartburg College actively seeks applications from women and members of ethnic and minority groups.

Wartburg College invites applications and nominations for the position of College Librarian and Director of the Robert and Sally Vogel Library.The College seeks an energetic, creative leader with a passion for service and a clear vision of the library's central role in promoting teaching, learning, and scholarship at a selective liberal arts college.

The Vogel Library, designed as a state-of-the-art learner's library for the 21'' century, has seen significant updates since its renovation in 1999. It contains two active learning classrooms, the Creation Studio, and a wide variety of spaces and technology to support student learning. The library works closely with faculty and students through the Information Literacy Across the Curriculum (ILAC) program, a required element of the Wartburg Plan of Essential Education, in which librarians partner with faculty to create an integrated learning environment for the college community. The library is home to the Wartburg Archives, which contains the College Archives and the Archives of Iowa Broadcasting. Located centrally on campus, the Vogel Library sees heavy use of its spaces, services, and resources.

Responsibilities:

The College Librarian and Director

  • supports the Mission of the College and contributes to achieving the learning outcomes of the College;
  • articulates and supports the contribution of the Vogel Library to learning at Wartburg College;
  • collaborates with stakeholders, disciplines, and programs to provide a learning environment and appropriate resources to encourage student engagement in all aspects of inquiry, problem solving, and critical thinking;
  • provides leadership and support for all library operations including budget, personnel, instruction, technology, public services, archives, and facilities;
  • contributestooutreachthroughthelibrary's andtheArchives ofIowaBroadcastingnational advisory boards;
  • serves on college committees for academic policy and governance as elected or appointed.

The College Librarian holds a faculty position and reports to the Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty. Wartburg College offers a salary commensurate with responsibility and experience and an excellent benefits package. Anticipated starting date is negotiable.

The College Librarian leads a staff of 4 professional, 4 support staff, and over 250 hours per week of student assistants. Vogel Library's collections includes more than 240,000 items, with access to a wide array of print and non-print materials, electronic books, journals, newspapers, electronic publications, and online databases. The library is highly regarded on campus and works in close cooperation with Information Technology Services and with academic departments via liaison librarians. For more information about Vogel Library, see http://library.wartburg.edu.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited graduate degree
  • An understanding of how the library contributes to learning in a liberal arts college consistent with the mission of Wartburg College
  • Ability to provide leadership in assessment, planning, and implementation of library services, programs, and technology in consultation with faculty, staff, administrators, students, and alumni
  • Successful experience teaching information literacy in collaboration with faculty
  • Demonstrated administrative and management experience in academic libraries including advocacy, budgeting, collection development, resource sharing, and personnel
  • A record of service to the profession and evidence of ongoing scholarly achievement
  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in scholarly communication, pedagogy, and librarianship such as copyright, plagiarism, intellectual freedom, technology, and assessment
  • Ability to work successfully within a collaborative and collegial environment and to nurture this ability in others
  • Personal integrity that fosters respect for all members of a diverse academic community
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree in a relevant discipline
  • Supervisory experience in a library setting
  • Successful experience workingwith diverse populations

Application Process:

To be assured of consideration, applications should be submitted before 1 March, 2017. Applications will be reviewed immediately upon receipt, and screening will continue until the position is filled. Application procedure: send a letter of application addressing how your background and experience would support the distinctive mission and institutional learning outcomes of Wartburg College, a statement of philosophy describing your vision of the role of the library in a liberal arts college, curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts, and contact information (names, addresses, telephones, email addresses) for five references electronically to: HR@wartburg.edu or by regular mail to: Jamie Hollaway, Director of Human Resources. Inquiries may be addressed to Doug Koschmeder, Chair, College Librarian Search Committee, Wartburg College, 100 Wartburg Blvd, Waverly, Iowa, 50677, doug.koschmeder@wartburg.edu. References will not be contacted until candidates are notified.

Wartburg College is a selective liberal arts college of the ELCA, nationally recognized for community engagement. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution, Wartburg College actively seeks applications from women and members of ethnic and minority groups.

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Fine and Performing Arts Librarian, California State University, Sacramento, CA

Sacramento State seeks to fill a tenure track Fine and Performing Arts Librarian position with a focus in supporting student success by developing innovative approaches to instruction, outreach, and collection development in the areas of Art, Art History, Theater, Dance, and Music.

As the center of campus intellectual discovery, the University Library promotes teaching, learning, research, and scholarly communication at the University by integrating the Library with campus student success programs and instruction. One of twenty-three libraries in the California State University System, the Library holds over 1.4 million volumes, comprised of print and electronic monographs and serials, and is a Federal Document Depository. The Library's mission is to inspire excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarly activities. The University Library is undergoing rapid transformation with new leadership, a forward-thinking vision, and a deep commitment to improving the campus learning environment.

Applications for this positions are to be submitted through the Sacramento State jobs website:http://www.csus.edu/about/employment.  Instructions on how to apply can be found at this link. 

External applicants can apply by clicking on the Faculty, Staff, and Management Opportunities link and internal applicants can apply by logging on My Sac State.

Please refer to job posting ID numbers: Fine and Performing Arts Librarian: 101935.

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Adjunct Faculty Positions, School of Library and Information Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

The School of Library and Information Science at LSU invites applicants for adjunct faculty to teach the following courses.

Undergraduate courses

LIS 3000 Introduction to Libraries in the Information Age.  An overview of modern libraries and information centers.
LIS 3002 Introduction to Library Public Services. An overview of library services to the public.
LIS 3004 Introduction to Technical Services. Introduction to the principles and practices of technical services, including cataloging, acquisitions, bindery, and serials control in libraries and information centers.
LIS 3006 Introduction to Collection Development. Overview of collection development principles and practices.

Graduate courses

LIS 7002 Information Resources. Preparation for reference services, including the reference interview; selection and use of general, scholarly and specialized reference resources in various subject fields.
LIS 7202 Resources for Science and Technology. Information resources in major areas of pure and applied sciences.
LIS 7404 Health Sciences Information Centers. Administration, organization, function and services of health sciences libraries; collection development and reference emphasis on major print and electronic information resources.
7705 Introduction to Museum Management. Introduction to the purpose, functions, organization and management of museums. 

General information about courses and delivery methods: All courses are 100% asynchronous online. The course delivery platform is Moodle. Additional information about the School and courses offered can be found at slis.lsu.edu

Requirements: Candidates wishing to teach undergraduate courses must have a bachelor's degree, in any field or discipline. Candidates wishing to teach graduate courses must have a master's degree, preferably in LIS or a related field. All candidates must have a minimum of three years' experience working in an environment which relates to the course content. Preference will be given to candidates with formal teaching or instructional experience, especially in an online course environment.

For further information, please contact Dr. Carol Barry (carolbarry@lsu.edu). Send your CV and cover letter to the same email address. Consideration of applications will be ongoing for upcoming semesters.

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Youth Librarian, Lenox Library Association, Lenox, MA

The Lenox Library is seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic advocate for youth literacy. The Youth librarian oversees and implements programs, displays, services and the acquisition of materials for children of all ages and their families. This employee exhibits a high level of creativity, attention to detail, courtesy, and professionalism on the job. The librarian stays current with library innovations and standards nationally as well as locally, and demonstrates leadership in the library and educational communities. The successful candidate will provide a positive experience as part of the outreach efforts to local schools. The librarian may oversee part-time staff and volunteers, works alongside library services colleagues, and reports to the Library Director. He or she must demonstrate a sincere desire to work with young people.
 
Qualifications

Masters Degree in Library Science preferred; will consider candidates with commensurate experience. A familiarity with library technology and experience with computers are required. Physical requirements include the ability to carry up to 30 lbs, negotiate stairs and ramps, stand for long periods, and oversee active children of all ages.

Full/Part Time Full Time
Closing Date Open until filled
How to Apply

Please submit cover letter, resume and references to Amy, alafave@lenoxlib.org

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Library Assistant for Public Services & Digital Projects, Botany Libraries at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard University Herbaria house five comprehensive, non-circulating research libraries which are managed collectively as the Botany Libraries. The combined collections, totaling more than 250,000 volumes, are rich repositories of rare books, manuscripts, field notes, and historical correspondence, as well as current monographs, journals and electronic media. The Libraries support the academic and research interests of the faculty and researchers of the Harvard University Herbaria and are open to an international community of scholars.

The Botany Libraries seek a graduate student to work part time starting spring 2017. The library assistant will report directly to the Reference Librarian and work closely with the Digital Projects Librarian and the Collections Archivist.

Duties include regular circulation/reference desk shifts during which the library assistant will be responsible for answering phones and directing calls, checking bags, registering and orienting visitors, referring users to appropriate staff, paging and shelving books, data entry, and clerical support.

The library assistant will also assist with digitization and scanning project tasks, shelf reading projects, basic book processing, archival processing, updating web pages and other duties as assigned.

Requirements: A service oriented nature; excellent communications skills; the ability to work with a diverse group of library users; familiarity with Microsoft Office programs; ability to lift up to 40 lbs; attention to detail a must; ability to function cooperatively in a work team with flexibility and versatility in an evolving work situation.

Salary: Library Assistants are paid $13.00 per hour.

Hours: The Botany Libraries are open from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM from Monday through Friday. The library assistant will cover a combination of morning shifts (9:00 to 1:00) and afternoon shifts (1:00-5:00). Hours should total 12-16, but no more than 17, hours per week.

Contact: Gretchen Wade, Reference &amp; Collection Development Librarian

Phone: 496-1025

Email: gwade@oeb.harvard.edu

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Inclusive Services Consultant, South Carolina State Library, Columbia, SC

Library Consultants at the SC State Library work independently and as part of the Library Development Team to encourage best practices in public library management and operations.  The Consultant conducts site visits to libraries to observe, assess, advise, and train on a broad range of library practices and procedures.  The Consultant serves as a resource for public library staff and for the Library Development team on any of a number of library topics, and contributes to the overall work of the team.  The Inclusion Consultant exhibits knowledge and competence in the area of accessible library services, resources and programs, and addresses issues related to diversity in public library audiences. 

  • Provide advice on best practices in libraries, especially in the management and operation of inclusive services to diverse populations.   
  • Provide consultation and training on the roles and responsibilities of Library Directors and staff, particularly in regard to library services to special populations. 
  • Serve as an expert resource in identifying barriers to access and recommending resources, collections, equipment, and facilities (ADA compliance) and in recommending solutions to achieve accessibility for all.
  • Act as a liaison between the State Library, state and national forums and local agencies and institutions, particularly those related to serving diverse audiences.
  • Assess the need for improvement in library staff skills and in the level of awareness and sensitivity regarding needs in the service population; plan and implement training in various formats.
  • Work as part of the Library Development team to plan and implement grant funded programs and various events that meet defined needs under Agency goals.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • A masters' degree in library science from an American Library Association accredited college or university and 3-5 years professional experience in a public library position bearing responsibility for a core service area, branch or headquarters facility, or other oversight capacity; public service experience strongly preferred. 
  • Familiarity with public library audiences, services, facilities, general trends and current issues. Awareness of, empathy and interest in personal conditions that make access to library resources difficult, and in issues of age-related, cultural, social, racial, ethnic, and economic diversity. Ability to communicate effectively in writing, by email, and by telephone; high degree of comfort in meeting people of all abilities in professional situations. Comfort with public speaking preferred.  Ability to work independently and exercise initiative. 

More information: http://www.statelibrary.sc.gov/jobs/inclusive-services-consultant.

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Director, Sandown Public Library, Sandown, NH

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Serves as the administrative officer of the Library under the general direction of the Board of Trustees and is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and managing all aspects of the Library.  The Director ensures conformity with the mission/goals/objectives and policies established by the Board of Trustees, in accordance with municipal, state and federal laws and regulations. Recommends to the Board of Trustees the appointment of all employees.

The Director is accountable for five major areas of responsibility:

  • Management and development of the staff
  • Maintenance of the physical plant
  • Sustaining a viable collection
  • Developing and administering the operating budget
  • Maintaining the good will of patrons, the public, and town officials to determine community interests and develop responsive new programs and services

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Ensures all personnel promote and support the mission/goals/objectives of the Library, abide by all laws and regulations governing libraries, and implement all Sandown Public Library policies and procedures.
  • Assesses community preferences for library services and evaluates trends to keep abreast of needed changes.
  • Formulates, sets priorities for, and implements Long Range goals and objectives regarding library operations in conjunction with the Board of Trustees and staff and recommends policies and procedures to meet them.
  • Articulates and interprets library policies and procedures through staff meetings, written statements, manuals, and reports.
  • Directs daily operations to ensure high quality and cost effective services. Collects and analyzes statistics to evaluate effectiveness of operations and functions.
  • Recruits, interviews, and recommends staff appointments to the Board of Trustees.  Supervises and reviews performance of all library staff.
  • Ensures all personnel policies are enforced and performance review schedules are maintained.
  • Develops and oversees collection development plan.
  • Ensures strict confidentiality of personnel issues, patron records, and non-public documents.
  • Teaches, models, and sustains excellent customer service practices, leadership and supervisory skills.
  • Prepares annual budget with Board of Trustees.  Articulates budget needs and answers questions related to financial needs, both in terms of operations and capital items.  Co-presents budget request to Selectmen and Budget Committee with Trustees.
  • Administers and manages the approved budget in concert with the Library Bookkeeper. Adjusts expenditure patterns with Board of Trustees as necessary and authorizes bills for payment.
  • Ensures implementation of proper accounting principles and safeguards.
  • Manages Library revenue (fines, fees, donations, grants, trust funds, etc.); seeks and secures contributions to Library services and programs from external sources.
  • Prepares and maintains, for Board approval, required reports to the Town and State; prepares correspondence and detailed reports for Board members and Town officials.
  • Manages and assures proper maintenance of the building and equipment, including the electrical, heating, ventilating, and mechanical systems.  Deals with service contractors and vendors for repairs and maintenance.  Coordinates and supervises interior arrangements of the physical facility.  Assesses needs and recommends new or replacement purchases.  Negotiates contracts.
  • Manages and executes goals and objectives of the Library Technology Plan and works with the network maintenance contractor.
  • Represents the Library to the patrons, the community, and professional groups.
  • Oversees library public relations, including writing press releases, outreach, and marketing services.
  • Reviews and responds to Right-to-Know requests pursuant to New Hampshirelaws.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Acts as liaison to Town Departments. 
  • Attends Town Department Head meetings.
  • Assists and guides local volunteer groups and serves as a member of the Friends of the Library.
  • Serves as Board representative to Southern New Hampshire Library Cooperative and other library or government organizations as needed.
  • Maintains current knowledge of public library services and trends through reading appropriate literature and attendance at workshops and conferences.
  • Maintains connections to and represents Library to State Library, statewide and regional library associations; keeps abreast of American Library Association information and actions.
  • Performs other duties as required.

 SKILLS/EXPERIENCE/TRAINING REQUIRED:

  • Duties require an MLS or MLIS degree.
  • Three to five years supervisory/management experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of current library science principles and practices and the resources, programs, and services available to public libraries.
  • Knowledge and experience of budgeting and personnel administration.
  • Knowledge of library laws, funding, and reporting procedures.
  • Ability and experience to lead, supervise, direct, and evaluate a work staff composed of professional and non-professional employees and volunteers in part-time capacities.
  • Ability and demonstrated experience in motivating and directing employees to meet goals in a productive manner.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Prepare grant applications when grant opportunities are offered in order to supplement local funding of library operations.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with the Board of Trustees, staff, Town officials, community groups, and other libraries.
  • Ability to project a positive and professional public image and make effective public presentations.
  • Skills in Human Resource management and supervision, including the ability to address inappropriate behavior of staff or patron conduct.
  • Knowledge and experience with technology related to library service and science.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Skills in technology necessary to administer library, including those needed for budget administration, data collection, report generation, etc.
  • Possession of a good sense of humor.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Supervises and coordinates the work of all library personnel.
  • Responsibilities included training, planning, assigning work, setting priorities; appraising performance, disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Normal office environment, not subject to extremes in temperature, noise, odors, etc.
  • Extended periods of time on computer and phone requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity.
  • Regularly required to walk, stand, sit, bend and reach.
  • Occasionally required to lift books, materials, equipment.
  • Must be able and willing to work a flexible schedule which may include some weekends and evenings and occasional periods of extended hours.
  • Must be willing to travel to meetings and conferences.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job.  The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

Salary to be commensurate with experience; benefits included.

Please send resume with cover letter and three references via email to: towens@sandownlibrary.us or via mail to: Tina M. Owens Board of Trustees, Sandown Public Library, 305 Main Street, P.O. Box 580, Sandown NH 03873

Deadline for submission: March 24, 2017 

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Call for Applications: ARMA International Educational Foundation Scholarship

The ARMA International Educational Foundation (the Foundation) is excited to announce the availability of a funding opportunity for aspiring information management professionals currently enrolled in graduate-level education programs.

This year, the Foundation will be offering three scholarships in the amount of $2,000 (one award) and $1,000 (two awards).

These scholarships are designed to cover costs associated with earning a graduate-level degree in the field of information management.

The application deadline is March 31, 2017.

For more information and the application, please visit:  http://armaedfoundation.org/scholarship-program/

The Foundation is a funding resource for research and scholarships in the field of records and information management.  The primary funding source is derived from concerned individuals and organizations in the profession. AIEF is a 501(c) 3 non-profit entity. 

The availability of funding is determined on an annual basis. All awards will be issued in US dollars. The Foundation reserves the right not to offer awards unless funding is available. Potential donors are invited to contact the foundation administration for additional information: coordinator@armaedfoundation.org.

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Children's/Young Adult Services Librarian, Windsor Locks Public Library, Windsor Locks, CT

This full time (35.0 hour) position requires an individual with enthusiasm, creativity and one who can demonstrate the ability to develop and implement a variety of services to children and young adults. MLS preferred or MLS candidate. Some supervisory experience is preferred.

Work schedule will include a minimum of two weekday evenings and Saturdays in rotation. Candidate must possess excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. This position requires the candidate to have the ability to develop and conduct a variety of programs including weekly story hours, crafts and other literacy programs on a year-round basis. This position is responsible for: Preparing marketing materials to publicize programs, users guides of current trends, collections and services to children, early literacy and children's literature; Acquisition, organization, maintenance, preservation, withdrawal and disposal of materials; Implementing a collection development plan to fit within the scope of the budget while maintaining awareness of trends in youth services; Providing reference and reader's advisory guidance to children, parents, and teachers; creating displays to enhance the library experience and to provide use of library resources; short and long range planning for children services and programs. Performs duties in other library departments and participates in library special group projects as needed, and assists and instructs patrons in using library services, equipment and facilities. Please send electronic resume and three references to childrenslibwlocks28@yahoo.com

M/F/D/V EEO Employer

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

Summary Performs a variety of professional work related to the conception, planning, and implementation of library services and the direct delivery of services to the public. Provides children, families, and caregivers with early literacy, preschool, and grade school programs that inform and educate. Assists patrons with material selection to ensure competency in learning and library use.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Provides customer service to young patrons and their caregivers and assists patrons in finding age appropriate books and materials. Answers reference questions, including reader advisory questions.
  2. Maintains knowledge of children's literature, periodicals, a-v materials, websites, and electronic media.
  3. Responsible for collection management, weeding, and selecting new titles for the Comics and Graphic novels section, Picture Books, Board Books, and Parenting collection.
  4. Selects collections to fill Reading School teacher's topic requests and provides curriculum and support collections as requested by teachers and library/media specialists.
  5. Creates educational programs and recruits, trains, and schedules volunteers to staff the programs, including 7th through 11th grade students for the Volunteen Program.
  6. Coordinates with the Conservation Commission and Recreation Department for nature literacy programs.
  7. Schedules, plans, and conducts story time programs for babies and pre-k aged children.
  8. Represent the library at various outreach locations including school classes, daycares and parenting groups.
  9. Creates flyers, booklists, signage, and displays. Reaches out to local organizations to promote programs.
  10. Manages the children's website and social media content including creation and design of the FindersReaders blog, summer reading special content and current book lists.
  11. Identifies emerging technology trends in children's services, implements and trains staff.
  12. Maintains Children's Room geocaches hidden in Reading Public land.
  13. Performs basic circulation duties in the Children's Room including registering children for library cards and assisting patrons of all ages with check out and check in procedures.
  14. Develops and conducts bibliographic instruction and information literacy classes and workshops for customers.
  15. Prepares grant proposals to state agencies, foundations, and other organizations to fund new or supplemental programs and/or services.

Work Hours

This is a full time position with typical 32.5 hours per week, includes one evening per week and every fourth Saturday.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in any subject and a Master's Degree in Library Science; and
  2. One to two years of non-professional library experience; or
  3. Any equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible experience, with additional work experience substituting for the required education on a year for year basis.

Applicant should be able to meet the requirements of the position as outlined in the attached Position Descriptions for Children's Librarian.

Applicant should state education, training and experience which he/she feels has provided him/her with the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Applications will be accepted in the Human Resources Office, 16 Lowell Street, Reading, MA 01867 and online at www.readingma.gov until filled.

A full Job Description is available upon request

Judith Perkins
Human Resources Director

The Town of Reading is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Public Services Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

The Worcester Public Library is seeking candidates for the position Full Time Public Services Librarian! This position is a beginning professional position under the general direction of the Public Services Coordinator. The successful candidate will assist with all aspects of adult services in a busy department, including providing customer assistance at various service points. This position participates in development of adult collections, programming and outreach activities, and information literacy instruction. 

For a Full Job Description and instructions on how to apply, visit: http://mywpl.org/?q=jobs-wpl

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education: MLS from a library school accredited by the American Library Association or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Experience: Relevant experience will be considered.

Schedule: Includes evening and weekend assignments and working at other locations.

License: Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner. A valid driver's license is required.

CORI/SORI: Must pass a Criminal/Sex Offender Background check.

Other: Ability to work with the public for periods of a minimum of two hours at a time while maintaining good communication.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Language: Second language

Other: Knowledge in any of the following subject areas: marketing, business, health, journalism, social service, and web technology

The City of Worcester is an EOE/ AA employer. Preference is given to Worcester Residents.  The information in this summary indicates the general nature and level of work performed within this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. 

The Worcester Public Library makes every effort to support ALA's "Core Competences of Librarianship" http://www.ala.org/ala/educationcareers/careers/corecomp/corecompetences/index.cfm as approved and adopted as policy by the ALA Council, January 27th 2009 and, as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, values diversity and aims to have its workforce reflect the community.

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Research Assistant, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Duties & Responsibilities
The Harvey laboratory in the Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School is looking for an independent, flexible, and motivated Research Assistant. Our laboratory seeks to understand the neural circuit mechanisms underlying decision-making and working memory in the mammalian cortex. We use a variety of approaches to study these questions in mice, including behavioral studies in virtual reality environments, two-photon calcium imaging, and computational analysis of activity in neuronal populations. We are looking for a Research Assistant to to help with 1) training mice on behavioral tasks in virtual reality, 2) performing two-photon calcium imaging data acquisition, 3) implementing and developing methods to analyze neural activity, and 4) performing surgeries in preparation for calcium imaging. The Research Assistant will learn state-of-the-art systems neuroscience methods and will contribute to cutting-edge research. He/she will have the opportunity to develop his/her own project. In addition, the Research Assistant will be asked to contribute to general lab tasks including 1) maintaining lab organization, 2) assisting with ordering lab supplies, 3) training new lab members, and 4) taking care of several mouse colonies.

Basic Qualifications
College background and one year of related work experience (relevant course work may count toward some, though not all, work experience).

Additional Qualifications
Experience with computer programming (e.g. Matlab) is preferred. Excellent communication and organizational skills are required. Must be capable of working independently and as a part of a team to carry out experiments, interpret results, and anticipate next steps after initial instruction.

Additional Information
Offer contingent upon successful completion of a pre-placement medical evaluation.

12-month term renewable position contingent on funding and work performance.

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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, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Information Services & Systems Librarian, St. Marks School, Southborough, MA

Reports to: Director of the Library
Employment Category: Staff
Exempt/Nonexempt: Non-exempt
Schedule: M-F, 35-40 hours, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., one evening per week and occasional Saturday mornings.
Work Year: Aug-June (beginning-end of school year)
Benefits Eligible: Yes

JOB SUMMARY
St. Mark's is a coeducational preparatory boarding and day school located on a 250 acre campus 25 miles west of Boston. The School prides itself on being intentionally small, while thinking big. Its' 65 highly-motivated teachers lead 360 students, grades nine through twelve, through a
rigorous curriculum and a full program of co-curricular activities.

St. Mark's School seeks an Information Services & Systems Librarian (ISSL) to work with students, faculty, and staff, while managing the library's digital systems. The ISSL provides
leadership and expertise in the selection, acquisition, evaluation, and organization of information resources and technologies in digital formats, as well as expertise in the ethical use of information and copyright.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE
  • Administer, update, and maintain the library's primary systems and information portals, including the integrated library system, databases, and research guides.
  • Catalog and process library materials, including physical and digital resources.
  • Collaborate with the Information Technology team to manage and support hardware and software in the library.
  • Maintain, promote, develop access to and monitor usage of electronic resources.
  • Create, manage, and maintain educational tutorials and guides on library resource use, including: databases, resource guides, technology equipment, and more.
  • Serve students, faculty, staff, and the greater St. Mark's community at the Circulation and Research Services desk.
  • Contribute to social media accounts including Twitter and Instagram.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
  • An MLS from an ALA accredited institution (or foreign equivalent) or MLS-in-process required.
  • Excellent oral, written, and organizational skills
  • Cataloging experience
  • Self-starter that enjoys working independently
  • Experience working with library technology, especially LibGuides
  • Interest in and appreciation of adolescents
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • The successful candidate will be a team player with a positive outlook who brings personal and professional energy to a community that holds high standards for citizenship and academic achievement.
This position requires one evening per week and some weekend work. Shifts will be 7-8 hours/day and coordinated with the Library Director.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The employee will be required to:
  • Sit at a desk or computer terminal for long periods of time
  • Stand at a counter for extended periods of time
  • Lift up to 25 pounds of library materials and office supplies from overhead and from the floor
  • Push and pull library carts weighing between 60 and 80 pounds
  • Read various sizes of print to sort and shelve materials and maintain cataloging records
  • Travel around campus to meet library needs
Please send resume, cover letter and application to:
Lynda Kachanis, HR Manager
St. Mark's School
P.O. Box 9105
Southborough, MA 01772-9105

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Project Archivist, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

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

Position Focus: The Project Archivist for the Kingman Brewster Papers is two-year appointment in the Arrangement and Description Unit of Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University. Reporting to the Assistant Head of Arrangement and Description, the Project Archivist processes the personal papers of Kingman Brewster, 17th President of Yale University. The papers, totaling approximately 200 linear feet, document Brewster's life and career as a diplomat and university administrator through correspondence, teaching and research files, speeches, printed material, photographs, and memorabilia. Arranges and describes archival material in all formats in accordance with approved plans, screens for potentially sensitive material, weeds extraneous material, recommends appropriate preservation and conservation procedures, and coordinates the copying or reformatting of materials for preservation and access. Creates or enhances metadata according to national and departmental standards. Makes recommendations on personnel selection, staffing requirements, and equipment and supply needs. May participate in library-wide planning and committee work as appropriate. Contributes to the advancement of the archival profession and/or professional or scholarly knowledge relevant to the job. The Arrangement and Description Unit is a division of Manuscripts and Archives. The Unit supports the Manuscripts and Archives acquisition program and is responsible for the accessioning, processing, and cataloging of the unit's manuscript and archival collections.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:
  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree, with formal training in archival theory and practice. 
  • Qualified individuals new to the library profession are welcome to apply.
  • Experience arranging and describing or providing public services for manuscript and/or archival collections. 
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice may be substituted for formal training. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library management systems. 
  • Demonstrated job or school experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections. 
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability. 
  • Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion. 
Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Experience working with ArchivesSpace.

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

Manuscripts and Archives, Sterling Memorial Library:
Manuscripts and Archives is a major center for historical inquiry and also serves as the documentary memory of Yale University. For more information about the department, please consult the website: http://www.library.yale.edu/mssa/

Salary and Benefits
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://bit.ly/2kSvkT0.

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

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Reading Room/Reference Volunteer, Peabody Essex Museum, Peabody, MA

The Reading Room/Reference Volunteer will support the Phillips Library reference staff by performing tasks serving and providing access to our diverse patron base. The Phillips Library is a closed-stacks special collection with a publicly accessible reading room. The primary tasks of the Reading Room/Reference Volunteer will include working in the reading room with researchers and digitizing library resources.

Responsibilities include:
  • Filling patron photocopy/scanning requests
  • Digitization selection, scanning, and metadata creation
  • Researching and answering reference questions
  • Supervising the reading room (orientations, policy enforcement, shelving, tracking material, etc.)
  • Social media creation
  • Other tasks as assigned or developed
The Phillips Library Reading Room/Reference Volunteer should be enthusiastic about working in a special collections library; able to work independently and in a group setting; possess excellent organization skills; be able to adapt to changes in tasks and library needs; have an interest in working with on-site researchers and the public; possess an interest in digitization methods and practice; and be willing to learn new skills. Current, or future interest in, enrollment in a library program is preferred.

Commitment: 
  • The Phillips Library is located at 1 Second Street, Peabody MA. Public transportation is limited.
  • 3 month minimum commitment
  • The ideal candidate should be available for at least three hours on Thursdays between 10:00-4:30pm.
Interested applicants should complete a Volunteer Application http://www.pem.org/about/_employment/volunteer/ and mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970-3783. Applications may also be emailed to internships@pem.org.

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Collections Intern, Truro Historical Society, Truro, MA

The Truro Historical Society is seeking a Collections Intern for our summer season, June 1st through September 30, 2017, precise dates to be agreed. This internship provides the opportunity to learn good museum practice including historic and archival documentation, develop communication skills and interact with professional and volunteer workers in a non-profit setting. This is a position that requires computer proficiency and good organizational skills. Hours and schedule are negotiable. This is a paid position.

Responsibilities:
  • Support the Director and Collections Committee with accessions and inventory documentation
  • Learn to work with Past Perfect museum software
  • Assist with organization and presentation of the collection to educate visitors
  • Assist in establishing audio-visual displays and online presentations of the collection
  • Develop skills in documentation and good conservation practice 
Potential Projects:
  • Work with volunteers to document our collections of costumes, textiles and quilts
  • Use photography skills to photograph items in the collection and document our extensive historic photography collection
  • Documentation of our collection of Fine Art paintings, drawings and prints.
  • Assist in the creation of our Elders Listening Center, including audio-visual and computer presentations

Ideal Candidate will have the following: 
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent computer skills 
  • Initiative and the ability to carry out tasks on your own.
  • Museum or education experience is a plus but not a requirement

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Director, Department of Area Studies and Humanities Research Support (DASHRS), Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

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


Position Focus: Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Arts and Humanities, the Director provides vision and leadership for a newly created department of subject experts who support humanities and inter-disciplinary area studies programs at Yale. The Yale University Library (YUL) holds one of the most extensive humanities research collections in the United States and has the distinction of being the first American university to collect in many non-western languages. The academic programs in these areas attract a world-class group of faculty and students, for which the Department of Area Studies and Humanities Research Support (DASHRS) provides collection development and liaison and research services. The department is located in the recently renovated Sterling Memorial Library (SML) in the center of Yale's campus and has oversight of eight reading rooms and two classrooms in SML, as well as the Classics Library in Phelps Hall.

The Director of the Department of Area Studies and Humanities Research Support is responsible for the programmatic aspects of liaison and outreach, collection development oversight and coordination, assessment, budget administration, and supervision and mentorship of 12 librarians and one assistant. S/he directs departmental teams responsible for evidence-based assessment, research support programming, the departmental web presence, training and skills development, and digital scholarship support services. 

The Director develops strong working relationships with university administrators, academic department leaders, faculty, and students. The Director communicates and collaborates with colleagues from other Yale University Library (YUL) units to develop and maintain research support and outreach programs and services. The Director also works closely with the leadership of YUL special collections repositories and the Departments of Collection Development, Technical Services, Access Services and Digital Scholarship. The Director represents the department on the Council for Research Services and Collections and the Collections Steering Committee

The Director is expected to demonstrate leadership within YUL and the University and commitment to participation in regional, national and international professional organizations. The Director must also demonstrate a strong commitment to agile, responsive, innovative public service programs in support of teaching and research in the humanities and international and area studies programs at Yale. 

  • Provides leadership and vision for area studies and humanities collection development and research support and outreach programs. 
  • Designs projects and brings them to conclusion in a timely manner.
  • Manages liaison librarians including hiring, training, setting priorities, evaluating, and advising on staff development. 
  • Engages with deans, chairs, faculty and students in support of the University's teaching and research mission.
  • Collaborates with colleagues throughout the Yale University Library and other campus units.
  • Works independently with varied user groups in a complex organization and team environment.
  • Collaborates with library staff engaged in development efforts. 
  • Plans and implements marketing and assessment processes.
  • Coordinates facilities issues involving the Classics Library and Sterling Memorial Library reading rooms and classrooms.
  • Serves on Library and University committees. 
  • Participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to encourage innovation and ensure excellence.
  • May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts. May be assigned to work at any Yale University location.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education, Skills and Experience:
  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in museum studies or a related discipline may be substituted for a master's degree in library science. 
  • Minimum of 8 years of related professional experience. Advanced degree in area studies or the humanities is required in addition to an MLS.
  • Strong commitment to responsive, innovative research support and outreach services and collection development. Demonstrated experience managing staff and supervising subject librarians. Excellent oral and written communications and analytical ability.

  • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills; flexibility and a strong commitment to innovation, creativity and excellence. Demonstrated problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direction in a research library. 
  • Demonstrated ability in managing budgets and capital projects. 
  • Strong commitment to collection building and to innovative public service programs. 
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communications and analytical ability. 
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills, flexibility and a strong commitment to innovation, creativity and excellence.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and coordinating projects and bringing them to a timely conclusion. Demonstrated experience in research library service programs.
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and independently with various groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing team environment. Experience managing collection development programs.

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

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Experience working with academic research library liaison librarian services and collections. Knowledge of and experience with academic technologies for research and teaching and with digital humanities. Ph.D. in the humanities or area studies. Experience in donor relations, deeds of gift, and/or archival processing. Knowledge of issues related to non-roman language materials.

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

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

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

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

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Librarian, Olin College of Engineering, Needham, MA

About Olin College

Olin is more than a college, it's a cause. The engineering curriculum is infused with study of the arts, humanities, social sciences, and entrepreneurship. Our students learn through project-based, collaborative endeavors while gaining experience by presenting and communicating their work to others. Since it first opened its doors a decade ago, Olin has succeeded by all measures - attracting top students, achieving gender balance in a field where only 19% of students are women, graduating highly sought after alumni, rising to the top of rankings, and receiving the country's top prize for innovation in engineering education.  Located west of Boston in Needham, Massachusetts, we're perfectly positioned to take advantage of one of the most exciting urban centers in the world.

About The Olin Library

We're an ever-evolving library constantly prototyping new projects and services to meet the needs of our community. We're also a tiny library, which means we have the agility to iterate -- try, fail, and try again.  All of us here have to wear all hats.  One minute you may help develop new policy and strategy, the next minute you may be picking up after students. Underlying all of this work is tremendous opportunity for a self-starter.  If you are passionate to explore the future of libraries while forging meaningful relationships with students, this is your place. To get a sense of our culture, check out Rewrite the Library.

About the Librarian Position

The Olin College Library is currently recruiting a creative, organized and motivated librarian.  This position will work very closely with the Senior Librarian to ensure a smooth transition to our new library catalog, archives and discovery platform while also reimagining our collections, programming and services on this vibrant, innovative STEM campus. You will assist in managing our electronic resources, gathering statistics, and general library administration. This is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience in many areas of librarianship and to select projects that you are passionate about to experiment with.

Responsibilities

  • Gather electronic resources statistics and maintain our knowledge base of vendor contacts
  • Assist with interlibrary loan
  • Assist with digital projects including ILS migration, discovery platform maintenance, and website updates
  • Process course reserves
  • Update LibGuides
  • Provide ready reference services to patrons
  • Produce library communication materials
  • Plan and run events
  • Assist with library instruction for the community
  • Maintain tidiness and organization
  • Build relationships and collaborations with faculty, staff and students
  • Other duties as assigned and inspired to do

Competencies

  • Team Player
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Desire to make lasting relationships with an amazing student body
  • Creativity & Flexibility
  • Self-management
  • Clear and timely communication
  • Commitment to library service
  • Willingness to try and do all work -- from cleaning tables to cataloging drill bits
  • Familiarity with library cataloging and metadata frameworks
  • Familiarity with discovery tools, content management systems and digital asset management platforms
  • Usability and other assessment experience

Minimum Requirements

  • Master's Degree in Library Science (completed or in process) from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited library school or current student in MLIS program
  • 0 to 2 years' experience in library or administrative setting
  • Technical proficiency with MS Office, readiness to learn Library operations software

Extras

  • Passion for experimentation - help us take advantage Olin's unique resources
  • Interest in design, video, and/or social media
  • Adobe Creative Suite - knowledge of, or willingness to learn
  • Coding - knowledge of, or willingness to learn

Interested Candidates

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@olin.edu

http://www.olin.edu/join-community/staff/012017-librarian/

Olin College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Non-discrimination/Affirmative Action Statement

In accordance with its own values and with federal and state regulations, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering does not discriminate in admission, programs, services or employment--including the recruitment, hiring, training and promotion of persons in all job classifications--on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

 

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International Summer Seminars, UNC Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), Dublin/Berlin/Prague

UNC SILS summer seminars open to ALL students and professionals

UNC Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) welcomes participation from non-UNC students or professionals on our international summer seminars to Dublin and Berlin or to Prague. Our program in Dublin/Berlin might be of interest to individuals studying business, information science, project management, technology, or startups. Our program in Prague focuses on international librarianship. The deadline for enrollment is mid-March.

Dublin/Berlin (May 22 - June 6, 2017)
The seminar will focus on the ways information gathering, dissemination, privacy, and security affect business. In both cities students will participate in business visits and will have the opportunity to network. Possibilities include Facebook, Red Hat, Google, and others, including startups. The program is also in partnership with University College Dublin and Humboldt University of Berlin, and is also comprised of academic lectures and cultural excursions. Offered for 3 hours of academic credit. To learn more or register: https://sils.unc.edu/programs/international/dublinberlin. Registration deadline: March 10, 2017.

Prague (May 21 - June 3, 2017)
Participants on this program will enjoy lectures and tours related to librarianship in a country that deals with a history of monarchy, empire, Communism, and the meeting of east and west. Participants experience firsthand how the democratization of the Czech Republic, formerly a communist state, has affected the accessibility of information, in both print and electronic forms. Offered for 3 hours of academic credit. To learn more or register: https://sils.unc.edu/programs/international/prague. Registration deadline: March 15, 2017.

Any questions can be directed to me at kmurphy@unc.edu. Thank you for sharing these opportunities with your community.

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Call for Submissions: Diversity by Design: Reframing Diversity Discourse in Canada

DIVERSITY BY DESIGN: REFRAMING DIVERSITY DISCOURSE IN CANADA
TWO-DAY SYMPOSIUM
September 13-14, 2017 (Toronto, ON, Canada)

We will hold a two-day Symposium in Toronto in September 2017 on the state of diversity in Canada's informational and cultural sectors. The symposium will invite an open multi-sided dialog at the time when Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary, with the field of Library & Information Science (LIS) strategically positioned to initiate and lead this conversation. The conversation will transcend the boundaries of a single discipline and profession and serve as a springboard for engaging a wider community in reconsidering and expanding diversity discourse and practices.

The 150th Anniversary of Canada is an opportune time to look back, take stock, re-assess the present, and plan for the future. The goal of the Diversity by Design Symposium is to reframe the diversity debate by expanding the definition of diversity and bringing together institutions of higher education, information and cultural institutions, community partners, and governmental organizations.

CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

  • Clara Chu, U of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, "Diversity on the Library and Information Agenda: The Local-Global Nexus"
  • Samra Habib, Artist, Toronto 'Just Me and Allah': Witnessing Queer Muslims' Lived Experiences
  • Kayla Lar-Son, U of Alberta, "All We Need Is Some Diverse Students? Thinking Differently about Inclusive Programs"
  • Lisa Nathan, UBC, Vancouver, "Humility, Discomfort & Awe: Developing Our Capacity for Engaging with Diversity"
  • Ali Shiri, U of Alberta, "Digital Library North: Access to Digital Cultural Heritage in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR) in Canada's North"
  • Charles Smith, Artist, Toronto "Pluralism in the Arts in Canada: A Change is Yet to Come"


SUBMISSIONS

  • In addition to keynote speeches, we seek submissions in the following categories:
  • Papers (includes completed research papers and research-in-progress papers)
  • Posters
  • Sessions for Interactive Engagement (including interactive, hands-on workshops developed around case studies and/or real-life scenarios)
  • Alternative formats

All submissions will be refereed and subsequently considered for publication in a web-based free-access symposium proceedings, which will evolve into a 'living document', continuously curated by several symposium collaborators. Online proceedings will be enriched by multimedia, such as video- or audio-recorded presentations and workshops.

TOPICS OF INTEREST INCLUDE (BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO):

  • Engagement of diverse populations by cultural institutions.
  • Incorporating traditional knowledge and heritage knowledge of immigrant communities into Canadian information literacy policy.
  • Developing cultural competency through interdisciplinary art.
  • Combining LIS and Social Work practices for community empowerment and partnership.
  • Beyond employment equity (affirmative action) programs: Creating collegial and supportive workplaces to ensure the retention of diverse staff.
  • Decolonizing descriptions in archives, libraries and museums.
  • A semblance of the "accessible"? Making cultural and learning experiences in museums and entertainment venues inclusive of people with disabilities.
  • Declaring the "global" but teaching the "local," or How to make our graduate curriculum truly international.

Submissions will be accepted through March 31, 2017, 10:00pm EST. All submissions must be in English or French. All submissions must include the author's name and position; full affiliation including email and telephone; a brief bio; presentation title, up to five keywords, and an extended abstract of no longer than 1000 words.
Email your submissions to: diversitybydesign2017@gmail.com. We specifically encourage submissions that propose interactive engagement sessions as well as papers and posters involving community-oriented research, community engagement projects, and practical applications of theory. We welcome submissions from outside of Canada.

TIMELINE

  • March 31, 2017 (10pm EST): Proposal submission deadline (extended abstracts).
  • April 30, 2017: Refereeing/peer-review completed; acceptance/rejection decisions.
  • September 13-14, 2017: Diversity by Design Symposium.

ORGANIZERS AND SPONSORS
This symposium is organized by Dr. Nadia Caidi (Faculty of Information, U of Toronto) and Dr. Keren Dali (School of Library and Information Studies, U of Alberta) and supported by a SSHRC Connection - Connecting for Canada's 150 grant, and by the following partners:

  • The Faculty of Information, U of Toronto
  • The McLuhan Centre for Culture & Technology
  • The Ontario Trillium Foundation
  • The Toronto City Archives
  • The Art Gallery of Ontario
  • The Ontario Library Association

For information, contact Dr. Caidi (nadia.caidi@utoronto.ca) and Dr. Dali (kdali@ualberta.ca). For general inquiries, email us at diversitybydesign2017@gmail.com

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Visual Resources Association (VRA) Annual Conference

Are you interested in careers relating to visual information and cultural heritage? The Visual Resources Association (VRA) invites you to join our community. We are an organization dedicated to furthering education and research in the field of image and media management within the educational, cultural heritage, and commercial environments. Our international membership includes information specialists; digital image specialists; photograph and digital archivists; art, architecture, film and video librarians; museum curators; architectural firms; galleries; publishers; image system vendors; rights and reproductions officials; photographers; art historians; artists; scientists; and students of a variety of disciplines

Registration is now open for the 2017 VRA Annual Conference, March 29-April 1 in Louisville, KY. Set in vibrant downtown Louisville, the conference is an opportunity to network with colleagues in a fun environment. Our Visual Resources Emerging Professionals and Students (VREPS) group and Mentor Program are available to help introduce new members and students to the conference and members of the organization. Sessions and workshops will address a broad spectrum of metadata structure and application, assessment and surveys, copyright and fair use, cross-disciplinary collaborations, digital repository development, digital humanities, professional scope drift, visual communication, and more. Our convocation speaker, Dr. Brent Seales of UK's Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments, will share his perspectives on digital humanities and cultural preservation.

See the VRA website for information about becoming a member, and membership benefits.

Questions? Please contact Melanie Clark or Molly Schoen, VRA Membership Committee Co-Chairs.

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Call for Proposals: ALISE Community conn@CT Mini-Grants

Background

The ALISE Community conn@CT began as a space at the 2015 ALISE Conference and centennial celebration, for ALISE members to connect with social justice organizations and each other to create and innovate solutions to advance their mission.  The idea arose out of brainstorming and initial development by Kendra Albright, Clara M. Chu, Nicole Cooke, Bharat Mehra, Gwendolyn Prellwitz, and Tonyia J. Tidline.  Rae-Anne Montague, then, organized and moderated the ALISE Community conn@CT conference session that included the participation of the following four Chicago community organizations:

A competitive micro-grant program was designed to advance the ALISE Community conn@CT initiative, and funding has been provided by H.W. Wilson.  The ALISE Community conn@CT micro-grants ($750) support ALISE members to address a library and information need of a social justice organization through community engagement (in a collaborative manner).

Micro-Grant Scope and Application Process

ALISE members are invited to submit a proposal that will use a community-engaged approach to address a library and information need of a social justice organization.  The proposed project may be focused on research, teaching (service learning), and/or practice/application (e.g., resource development, training, program, etc.). 

Each application should be submitted as a PDF document to Kendra Albright [kalbrig7@kent.edu]‎‎]‎ with the following information:

  1. Applicant(s): Name(s), title(s), affiliation(s), email(s), phone(s)
  2. Project Narrative (no more than 2 pages):
    Topic, objective(s), description, method, implications, and impact
  3. Budget and budget justification (1 page)
  4. Social Justice Organization Collaboration Letter

Timeline:

Proposals due: February 28, 2017
Winners notified: March 31, 2017
Progress update: August 31, 2017
2018 ALISE Conference Presentation, February 2018 

Selection Process

The ALISE Community conn@CT Committee members (Kendra Albright, Clara M. Chu (Chair) and Bharat Mehra) will review applications and select winners, for approval by the ALISE Board using the following criteria:

  1. Relevance of project to micro-grant program
  2. Significance of project to social justice organization's library and information needs
  3. Scope and extent of community engagement
  4. Impact on research, teaching, and/or practice
  5. Potential for serving as a model for progressive community action in LIS
  6. Appropriateness of method
  7. Appropriateness of budget
  8. Clearly written

Grant Recipient Requirement

Grant recipients are expected to present their work at a session during the 2018 ALISE Conference.  All costs of conference travel will be the responsibility of the grant recipients.  Each grant recipient will be awarded complimentary conference registration.

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Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Long Island University Palmer School, Greenvale, NY

Tenure-Track Faculty Position: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor

Opening Date: 01/01/2017; Closing Date: open until filled
The Palmer School of Library and Information Science at Long Island University, one of the nation's largest independent universities, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position. A member of the iSchool consortium, the Palmer School offers an ALA-accredited MSLIS, certificate programs in school libraries, public libraries, and archives/records management, and a Ph.D. program. Based on the former Gold Coast estate of Merriweather Post, the Palmer School offers courses in two locations on Long Island and in the Manhattan center at Bobst Library of NYU, where it offers dual master's degrees with dozens of graduate programs from NYU's Graduate School of Arts and Science and the Steinhardt School. The Palmer school is the largest LIS institution in Metro New York City and has the largest MSLIS degree program in New York State. The MSLIS program is available in classroom settings and completely online.

Candidates for this position should have a background in digitization services and knowledge organization and would be expected to assist with the MSLIS and Ph.D. programs. The teaching load will be three graduate classes per semester including at least one core course; in semesters in which a Ph.D. course is taught, the course load is two courses per semester. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to contribute to the school's mission to provide knowledge and skills to prepare students for a role as a 21st century information professional. A significant role of this faculty member would be as mentor for PhD and MSLIS students participating in a large external digitization grant. The starting date for this position is September 1, 2017.

Candidates with multiple strengths in digitization and knowledge organization and one or more additional areas will be most competitive.  Some of the areas of developing interest include:

  • Digitization
  • Digital collections
  • Metadata standards
  • Knowledge Organization
  • Cataloging and Classification
  • Information management and systems
  • Data science

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Teaching 3 courses per semester, including core classes
  • Mentoring students involved in a large-scale digitization grant program
  • Teaching and advising in the Ph.D. program
  • Original research
  • Curriculum development
  • Teaching face-to-face and on-line
  • Being able to teach traditional and non-traditional age students; and
  • Demonstrating the ability to use discipline-related instructional technology

Educational Requirements:
Required: An earned doctorate in the Library and Information Science or related discipline.
Preferred: An MLIS or equivalent degree.

Training, Skills, Knowledge, Experience:

  • Practice with digitization processes, metadata standards, or cataloging
  • Strong research skills
  • Robust research agenda
  • Knowledge of librarianship, information science, information technology, differentiation of education delivery modalities and current teaching principles and practices
  • Experience in the application of technology for course delivery
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching
  • Experience in course/curriculum development
  • Experience mentoring students
  • Candidates should be acquainted with the Blackboard Platform for online courses and should be comfortable with hardware and software associated with digitization, metadata standards, knowledge organization, and information technology, depending on areas of expertise.

The search committee will screen all candidates; application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. LIU is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to extending equal opportunity in employment to all qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. LIU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal laws. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States. Salary is based on a Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and information about references at the following site:  https://jobs.liu.edu/#/job_details/273

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Social Media Data Privacy & Ethics, Ryerson University Social Media Lab, Toronto, Canada

The Ryerson University Social Media Lab at the Ted Rogers School of Management in Toronto, Canada (http://socialmedialab.ca/) is seeking a highly motivated and creative postdoctoral candidate to help conduct research in Social Media Data Privacy & Ethics.

The broad aim of this position is to better understand how privacy and data use are perceived by social media users in relation to their own data being collected by third parties such as governments, journalists, and marketers.

This postdoctoral fellowship position is part of the Lab's Social Media Data Stewardship research stream (http://socialmediadata.org/), and is funded in part by the Ted Rogers School of Management and Canada Research Chair Program.

Applicants must have a demonstrable expertise and interest in privacy/ethics/internet policy research, a history of working with survey data. In addition, applicants must also have strong research writing, technical, and communication skills and a passion for data analysis (both qualitative and quantitative).

DEADLINE:  Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

See more details at http://socialmedialab.ca/2017/we-are-hiring-a-postdoctoral-researcher-in-social-media-data-privacy-ethics/

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Member Services Assistant, Minuteman Library Network, Natick, MA

The Minuteman Library Network is currently seeking an energetic and customer service focused individual for the position of Member Services Assistant. If you are interested in applying please send cover letter and resume to Susan Saul, ssaul@minlib.net.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

  • Assists member libraries with collection usage and evaluation reports.
  • Runs monthly, quarterly, and annual reports.
  • Produces and maintains software documentation and policy manuals.
  • Creates and posts content on Minuteman websites and social media.
  • Assists in supporting public service aspects of the Integrated Library System including circulation, holds and online catalog.
  • Designs, develops and edits marketing and promotional materials such as press releases, newsletters, flyers and informational brochures.
  • Performs special projects and other related duties as required, directed, or as the situation dictates.
  • Regular attendance at the workplace is required. 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: 

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Coursework in marketing, public relations, communications or similar field a plus.
  • Library experience preferred. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Proven customer service skills and orientation.
  • Experience using basic HTML and content management systems.
  • Thorough knowledge of MS Excel.
  • Experience using Integrated Library System software, preferably Sierra Services Platform.
  • Experience creating visual content using Canva, Photoshop, Illustrator or similar software.
  • Knowledge of office productivity and presentation software such as Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Access and Publisher.
  • Experience using social media.
  • Knowledge of library data, including database record structures and core library operations a plus.
  • Competence working in a PC environment.
  • Exceptional writing and communications skills, including use of proper spelling and grammar.
  • Ability to work independently and use professional judgment to solve problems.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize tasks and projects, and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to collaborate with individuals and groups.
  • Familiarity with issues of consortia.
  • Valid driver's license.
Salary: $45,000 - $63,000
Benefits: health insurance, retirement plan and more.

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Acquisitions Associate, Smith College, Amherst, MA

Smith College seeks an Acquisitions Associate to provide quality service in acquiring, processing and cataloging materials for the Smith College Libraries. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Order, receive and pay for library materials: Receive library orders from faculty, library liaisons and staff. Place orders for print, digital and other materials with appropriate vendors for best response time. Enter bibliographic information and order criteria in the online library system. Communicate with faculty and outside suppliers to acquire materials in the most efficient way. Reconcile credit card statements and pay invoices in the online system. Receive and manage standing orders.

Cataloging: Catalog shelf-ready books by verifying and editing bibliographic information, creating online item records, and updating holdings in the OCLC WorldCat bibliographic database. Maintain statistics and process for binding.

Participate in developing goals, objectives, and implementation plans pertaining to the libraries' Discovery and Access services activities. Train and supervise student assistants. Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education/Experience: High school diploma or equivalent; 1-3 years relevant experience; successful completion of coursework in general library practices and principles; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Working towards an MLS desired.

Skills: Excellent organization, problem solving, and communication skills; ability to work independently and as a member of a team; knowledge of and comfort with educational technologies; ability to apply complex procedures and to organize and prioritize work effectively; accuracy and attention to detail. Familiarity with standard office software. 

Review of application will begin immediately. To be considered for this position, apply on-line at http://smithcollege.hiretouch.com

Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer

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Summer 2017 Library Administration Internship, The Frick Collection, New York, NY

Background
The Frick Collection is an art museum with a collection of more than 1,100 works of art--dating from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century--displayed in the intimate surroundings of the former home of Henry Clay Frick. The residence, with its furnishings and works of art, has been open to the public since 1935. The Frick Art Reference Library is an internationally recognized research library that serves as one of the world's most complete resources for the study of Western art.

Internship 
Projects will include research for and the writing of webpages, blog posts, Wikipedia and Tumblr entries that relate to the Library and its collections, including archives, as well as involvement with our digital art history initiative. Individual and collaborative projects will be decided in consultation with the interns to reflect their skills and interests. Previous intern projects have included "'This Kiss to the Whole World': Klimt and the Vienna Secession" (http://secession.nyarc.org/) and "The Frick and La Serenissima: Arts from the Venetian Republic" Tumblr page (http://frick-venetianrepublic.tumblr.com/tagged/guardi). 

Eligibility
The Administration Internship is open to qualified undergraduates or graduate students in art history, library and information science, or other relevant fields. There is no stipend associated with this internship. Foreign nationals must have eligibility to participate in unpaid internship placements in the U.S. Applicants are responsible for their own housing and travel arrangements.

Time Commitment
Intern activities are generally carried out four days a week between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.; however, an alternative schedule may be discussed.

Benefits of an Internship with The Frick Collection 
Interning in the Library Administration Department will allow students to see how a major art historical library functions, to develop skills researching print and archival materials in the history of art, and to bring them to new audiences through social media. The Frick Collection offers a beautiful and pleasant work setting and an excellent opportunity to appreciate some of the world's finest works of art. 

There is no stipend associated with this internship. However, all interns of The Frick Collection may access free or discounted admission to most of New York's finest museums. Summer interns will attend a wide range of staff-led enrichment sessions, such as gallery talks by curators and conservators, visits to conservation studios, introductions to the resources of the Frick Art Reference Library, and behind-the-scenes tours of museums and galleries around New York City. The Frick provides employees, trainees, interns, and volunteers with a discount on Museum Shop purchases and a subsidized on-site staff dining service. 

Application Process and Timeline: 
Please note that applications to multiple departments at The Frick Collection are not accepted; please apply for only one internship.

Applications for the Summer 2017 Library Administration internship must be submitted no later than February 27, 2017. Selected candidates will be contacted for interviews, and applicants will be notified at the end of April 2017. 

All internship applications must be submitted via e-mail to Library Administrative Assistant at internships@frick.org, as follows: 

  • Subject Line: "FARL Administration Intern - Summer 2017"
  • Submit PDF of cover letter and résumé.
  • Include the following in your cover letter
    • Your reasons for applying for the internship, including a statement describing how an internship would enhance your academic course of study
    • Your preferred dates and hours of availability (to be discussed if selected for an interview)
    • The names, professional affiliations, telephone numbers, and email addresses of two references, at least one of which must be academic
    • Current GPA

No phone calls please. 

FARL Administration Department Internships
internships@frick.org
The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

For more information 
Please visit our internships page at http://www.frick.org/careers/internships 


Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principal at The Collection, where selection for employment/intern/ volunteer opportunities is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, alienage or citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, military status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other protected characteristic as established by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment//internship/volunteerism, including, but not limited to, hiring/selection, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment/internship/volunteer placement.

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Research & Instruction Librarian, Gettysburg College

Gettysburg College's Musselman Library invites a service-oriented librarian to join its Research & Instruction department.  Our library is a dynamic organization where every staff member makes a difference.  We serve a small, liberal arts community of 2,600 students.  

The successful candidate will work collegially with four other librarians in the Research & Instruction department.  Core duties include staffing the research help desk (including one evening per week while classes are in session and occasional weekend hours); designing, teaching, and assessing course-related library instruction in collaboration with faculty; consulting individually with students about research; developing online guides, tutorials, and other learning resources; planning and implementing outreach activities and programs that promote library collections and services and contribute to the campus' intellectual climate; and participate in the hiring, training, and supervision of interns and student peer research mentors.  Like all librarians, the Research & Instruction Librarian will participate actively in collection development, serve as liaison to one or more academic departments, serve on library committees, and benefit from continuing education and professional development opportunities.  This librarian reports to the Director of Research & Instruction.

Qualifications:
Required: 

  • ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science 
  • Reference experience, preferably in an academic library
  • Knowledge of print and electronic reference services and sources
  • Teaching experience, familiarity with information literacy concepts and trends, and ability to contribute fully to an active information literacy instruction program that values creative instructional design and assessment 
  • Relevant experience integrating technology with reference and instruction to enhance the library's role in student learning
  • Understanding of scholarly communication patterns and needs of a scholarly clientele
  • High degree of initiative and flexibility
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic environment
  • Strong service orientation and the ability to interact positively with students, faculty, and the public, as well as demonstrated commitment to participating in and building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community
  • Effective communication (both oral and written), interpersonal, and organizational skills, as well as cross-cultural competencies to maximize effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members 

Preferred:  

  • Minimum of one year reference/instruction library experience 
  • Proficiency in a second language and the ability to participate in an increasingly international curriculum

The salary is competitive and is complemented with a superior benefits package. 

Gettysburg College is committed to a climate that welcomes and supports diversity. Candidates should address in their cover letter how they have contributed to a campus/workplace culture of inclusion, as well as how they would envision contributing at Gettysburg.

Application materials must be received by March 10, 2017. Anticipated start date is summer 2017.

Please visit our website to submit application materials through our online hiring system: http://gettysburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/2012.

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Associate Librarian for Research, Instruction, and Outreach, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

The Bowdoin College Library seeks an experienced and creative leader for the position of Associate Librarian for Research, Instruction, and Outreach. With responsibility for the overall administration and coordination of the Library's public-facing services, the Associate Librarian will articulate a vision and strategic direction to advance the Library's research and instruction program, develop, sustain, and promote innovative services, and expand outreach to the campus community in support of teaching, learning, and scholarship.

The intellectual heart of the campus, the Bowdoin College Library comprises Hawthorne-Longfellow (the main library building) and three branch libraries: the William Pierce Art Library, Robert Beckwith Music Library, and Hatch Science Library. Hawthorne-Longfellow houses humanities and social sciences materials, the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, an array of student study and collaborative spaces, meeting rooms, a student gallery, and the recently-opened Media Commons, which provides audio and video recording and production studios, workstations to support media viewing, capture, and design, and several teaching and screening spaces, including the new Telepresence Classroom. The Library's rich and extensive collections are supplemented by the holdings of Colby and Bates Colleges, accessed through CBBcat, the combined catalog of the three libraries, and through a robust suite of ILL and document delivery services. A team of librarian liaisons provides specialized reference services, course-related instruction, and individualized research consultations through an active and expanding research and instruction program, and works collaboratively with faculty to support the development of new strategies for teaching, learning, and scholarship.

Reporting to the Director of the Library, the Associate Librarian will provide leadership for the Art, Music, and Science branch libraries, the Media Commons, the Library's research and instruction program and access services departments (Circulation, Reserves, and Interlibrary Loan), and directly supervise 8 staff (6 librarians, 1 administrative, and 1 support staff member). The Librarian will work closely with colleagues to develop the Library's information literacy and instruction programs; ensure best practices in access services and develop partnerships to support resource sharing; oversee and expand the Library's scholarly communication program and the Bowdoin Digital Commons; develop services and programming for the Media Commons; and build and sustain support services for new and evolving pedagogical and research tools and methods, including multi-media technologies, digital scholarship, and data management. The Librarian will build partnerships with others on campus to support outreach and collaborative programming; provide expertise and leadership in team building, project management, and program and service assessment; and work with the Library Director to plan creatively for the use of library spaces. As a member of the Library's senior leadership team, the Associate Librarian will participate actively in strategic planning and priority-setting and serve as a member of the Governing Board of the Colby, Bates, Bowdoin Libraries consortium (CBB).

Education/Skills Requirements
Required

  • A Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library program.
  • Excellent leadership and management skills and a commitment to proactive high-quality library service and program development.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the key issues and current trends in higher education and in the liberal arts college environment.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the role of the library on a college campus and ways in which pedagogical innovations, technology, and scholarly information are impacting library services, collections, and physical spaces.
  • Exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical, assessment, and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully both independently and collaboratively, and to build strong relationships across and beyond organizational boundaries.

Preferred

  • Budget preparation and financial management experience.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents
Required

  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience related to leading creative and transformative library services and for developing programs to support access services, reference, research, and instruction, including supervisory and management experience.
  • Demonstrated success in team building.
  • Demonstrated successful project management experience.
  • Experience with library program and user service assessment.
  • Experience working with a range of academic library stakeholders and user groups, including students and faculty.
  • An understanding of best practices and current trends in access services, knowledge of interlibrary loan and document-delivery platforms, and a commitment to building resource-sharing partnerships.
  • Demonstrated understanding of information literacy best practices, and experience in innovative instruction program design and implementation.
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues surrounding scholarly communication, digital publishing, and open access, and experience developing programming to support faculty.
  • Experience with digital scholarship and the application of digital research tools.
  • Evidence of scholarly engagement and active participation within the profession.

Preferred

  • Demonstrated understanding of best practices in user experience design, and experience conducting usability studies.
  • Direct experience managing access services functions.

Standard Work Days and Hours
This is an exempt position requiring time commitment necessary to satisfactorily complete job requirements. Hours are generally Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Schedules may vary to meet operational needs.

About Bowdoin
Bowdoin College is a highly selective liberal arts college, enrolling approximately 1,800 students. Through a need-blind admissions policy, the College meets 100% of students' demonstrated financial need with no loans. 32% of students identify as students of color, an additional 5% are international, and 45% receive financial aid. Bowdoin is a dynamic living and learning community committed to fostering pluralism, building intentional community, and nurturing a commitment to the common good.

The College seeks academically and culturally diverse faculty and staff, welcoming applicants from diverse backgrounds, and/or who have experience working collaboratively with diverse populations. Bowdoin is set in the coastal New England town of Brunswick, Maine. Brunswick, a town of 22,000 residents, brings together elements of both city and country living including cultural offerings, a variety of restaurants, and four season activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Bowdoin's historic 215-acre campus, comprising 120+ buildings, is a brief walk to downtown Brunswick, and is 25 miles from Portland and about 120 miles from Boston.

Special Instructions to Applicants
The position is available June 2017. The review of applications will begin on March 15th and will continue until the position is filled.

Apply online, https://careers.bowdoin.edu/postings/3784

EEO Information
Bowdoin College is committed to diversity, inclusion and equality, and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our College. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs.

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Part-Time Director of Library Services, White Mountains Community College, Berlin, NH

$35.69 - $42.20/hour

Position #W2R00044

Performs professional, administrative, supervisory, and academic support duties related to planning and operation of the College Learning Resource Center. Responsible for management of personnel, research and development, and planning and coordination of curriculum resources in all media.

Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree from an accredited college or university with a major study in Library Science, including coursework in Educational Media and Technology, and four years of experience in a professional library. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.

View job description and apply at http://www.wmcc.edu/about-wmcc/white- mountains-community- college-job-page

FMI: Gretchen Taillon, Human Resources
(603) 342-3003, gtaillon@ccsnh.edu

Equal Employment Opportunity
Position will remain open until filled

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Digital Asset Archivist, AQUENT, Providence, RI

AQUENT's Client, a leader in Toys and Entertainment is looking for a Digital Asset Archivist for a 6 month contract. You must be able to work fulltime hours on-site at the clients.

Start Date: 03/13/2017 
Salary: up to $21/hr + Benefits from AQUENT

Job Description:
6 Month role with potential to extend to one year!

This temp archivist role is to support digital asset management on additional licensed Marvel and Disney Girls IP Sensitive projects. Digital Asset Archivist will prepare, maintain and retrieve upon request all digital assets (artwork, photos, merchandising guides, catalogs, etc.) within the Content Services Portal.
  • Receives, tracks and responds to high volume inquiries and requests for digital assets from internal and external asset users (retailers, sales reps, marketing, etc.).
  • Fulfills image requests via secure file transfer, updates and maintains metadata and monitors daily user activity.
  • Interacts with photo studio on a daily basis in order to maintain a smooth flow of product information and images.
  • Ensures consistent filing and labeling, applies security settings to individual assets.
  • Photo edit/re-touch images when necessary.

Client Description:
  • Commuter Rail Accessible/Parking Provided
  • Casual work environment
  • Cafeteria on-site
  • Access to company toy stroe
  • Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, Flex Spending and 401K

Other Requirements:
  • Digital archiving experience, experience with digital assets, knowledge of Excel, basic Photoshop/Illustrator skills (not to create anything, but for light retouching or extracting of logos if necessary)
  • Good communication/customer service skills, basic knowledge of metadata.
  • Has a proficient understanding of principles being a Content Steward, which is someone with admin permissions to a company intranet site who can upload/download/ manage restricted and non restricted digital assets.
  • Digital Asset Management(DAM) experience.
Please submit resume to bmorrissey@aquent.com

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Research Data Management Internship, Research IT Solutions at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Start/End Dates: June 1 - August 31, 2017 (start and end dates are flexible)
Status: Full Time Internship (35 hrs/week) or Part-time Internship (16 hrs/week)
Rate: $20/hr.
Link: http://rits.hms.harvard.edu/open-positions#ResearchDataManagementIntern

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

Some Responsibilities Include:

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

Expected Educational Outcomes:

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

Basic Qualifications: 

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

Additional Qualifications:

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

If you are interested in applying for this position send a cover letter and a copy of your resume to: rits-staffing@hms.harvard.edu.  Please note:  ALL full-time RITS internships are 35 hours per week and requires that interns MUST be currently enrolled in a degree program and receive academic credit.

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Research Specialist, Isaacson, Miller, Boston, MA

Position Summary
Isaacson, Miller (IM) is the largest executive search firm to focus exclusively on recruiting leadership for nonprofit organizations and it is rapidly growing. The firm has hired 40 new professionals in the last two years and in 2015, IM placed 280 executives at mission-driven organizations domestically and internally.

To support the firm's expansion, IM is seeking a Research Specialist to partner with vice presidents and frontline recruiters across the firm. This position will serve a critical role in the search process, aiding colleagues with the identification and evaluation of leaders. This is a unique opportunity for a motivated individual to gain a thorough understanding of our nation's civic infrastructure.

The successful candidate will possess a team-oriented approach, an enthusiasm for finding and organizing information, and a high attention to detail. Research Specialists are members of the firm's Research team and they are also members of the broader Knowledge Management & Search Services group. This position will join a dynamic team that fosters collaboration and innovation.

About the Firm
Isaacson, Miller recruits transformative leaders for education, healthcare, philanthropy, advocacy, and other endeavors that advance the public good. We have over 175 employees located in our Boston headquarters and in offices in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco. Our Results page includes stories about our work's broad impact.

We believe there are three features that distinguish us.

  • Mission: The first is our focus upon mission. We seek exceptional leaders for important civic institutions. We are passionate and clear about our commitments, one of which is to understand and advance the aspirations that drive our clients. There is no search firm in the country that has conducted as many and as varied a range of searches in the independent sector as we have at Isaacson, Miller.
  • Diversity: The second distinguishing feature of our firm is our longstanding commitment to bringing women and people of color to senior management positions. For over 30 years we have established networks that support us in our efforts to build and present diverse pools of candidates. Over the life of the firm, 42% of our placements have been women and 23% have been people of color.
  • Craft: Third is our proficiency in the craft of search. We attend carefully to learning and understanding the unique strategic challenges and organizational cultures of our clients, to networking thoughtfully for candidates who may not currently be looking for a new position, and to interviewing and referencing our candidates in depth.

Working at IM: Since its founding, IM has nurtured a culture of learning and experimentation in a context of warm collegiality, team spirit, shared values, and mission commitment. Our culture attracts a remarkably diverse and talented staff, many of whom have held senior leadership positions in universities and colleges, advocacy organizations, public sector agencies, and human services organizations. In 2012, The Boston Globe listed IM as one of the Best Places to Work in Massachusetts.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Work with the IM Boston search teams to aid in the successful completion of the search. In some cases, this will involve becoming embedded in the search team and engaging in search strategy discussions. In other cases, it will involve completing discrete research tasks.
  • Support several search teams and searches simultaneously at various stages of the search, with research projects that include but are not limited to:
    • Institutional and market research: Provide background on the institution or field; generally done before the first meeting with the potential client
    • Networking and candidate research: Build lists of names or organizations to support associates during networking, using online databases and IM's internal records and database
    • Public profile research: Conduct public records research on candidates using new databases and Google
  • Work with the Knowledge Management & Search Services staff across our offices to collect and organize research in order to ensure centralized accessibility of all updated research materials for both current and future searches.
  • Participate in research team meetings and projects; coordinate workload with other research specialists.

Key Qualifications 

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

To Apply
All inquiries, nominations, and application materials, including résumé with cover letter, may be submitted in confidence to:
Jane Callahan
Director of Research Services
jcallahan@imsearch.com

Isaacson, Miller is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

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Library Consultant, South Carolina State Library, Columbia, SC

We serve the people of South Carolina by supporting state government and libraries to provide opportunities for learning in a changing environment. If you have the same commitment to service and learning, join us. Together we can make a difference.

The South Carolina State Library is the primary administrator of federal and state support for the state's libraries. SCSL bears responsibility for public library development, service for the blind and physically handicapped, and library service to state government agencies. Headquartered in downtown Columbia, SCSL is well-supported with state and federal funds. The State Library succeeds because of the people we employ: Passionate professionals who believe South Carolina library users deserve first-rate resources, services, and support. We are seeking talented, enthusiastic individuals who wish to make a contribution to the development of great public libraries.

The Library Consultant works with public library directors, trustees and staff to encourage best practices in library management and operations. The Consultant is a specialist regarding the policies and procedures that guide and govern libraries, and serves as a resource for public libraries and for the Library Development team on a broad range of library topics.

This Library Consultant is a vital part of the Library Development team and Statewide Development division. Do you have what it takes to:

  • Provide advice on best practices for the management and operation of public libraries to directors, staff, and trustees
  • Serve as an expert resource in at least two of these areas: Strategic planning; library facilities planning; operational work flow; library advocacy
  • Act as a liaison between the State Library and relevant state and national forums and institutions related to the work of public libraries
  • Independently identify areas of need in public libraries; research, design and plan for implementation of programs and projects designed to address those needs

All of our Consultants are experts in the field of library service. Specific knowledge and expertise preferred in library policy development, library legislation, advocacy, and trustee relations. Broad knowledge of public library operational and management elements, or ability to develop knowledge rapidly in areas such as organization and administration, procedures and typical services; library staffing; library customer service; library standards and/or statistics, and library facilities planning. Excellent communication skills and high degree of comfort in meeting people of all abilities in professional situations critical to the success of this position. We are looking for a professional who is able work independently and exercise initiative, define personal goals, and contribute to team goal setting and accomplishment of goals.

A master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited college or university and 3-5 years professional experience in a public library position bearing responsibility for a core service area, branch or headquarters facility, or other oversight capacity; public service experience strongly preferred.

Salary:

Hiring Range: $46,000 - $55,000

Find a full position description and instructions for applying on the SC Library Jobs List: http://www.statelibrary.sc.gov/jobs/library-consultant 

South Carolina State Library
1500 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Website: http://www.statelibrary.sc.gov

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Call for Proposals: 11th Russian Summer School in Information Retrieval (RuSSIR 2017)

The 11th Russian Summer School in Information Retrieval (RuSSIR 2017) is held from August 21-25, 2017 in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

CALL FOR COURSE PROPOSAL
RuSSIR 2017 welcomes course proposals:

  • On any aspect of information retrieval, with particular emphasis on machine learning methods.
  • Courses may include lectures and/or practical exercises.
  • Course typically last four or five 90 minute-long sessions.
  • Submitted on or before April 1st (no joke!) through easychair.


ABOUT RuSSIR 2017
The school is co-organized by Ural Federal University (https://urfu.ru/en/) and Russian Information Retrieval Evaluation Seminar (ROMIP, http://romip.ru/en/).  The missions of the RuSSIR school series are to enable students to learn about modern problems and methods in information retrieval and related disciplines; to stimulate scientific research and collaboration in the field; and to create an environment for informal contacts between scientists, students and industry professionals.  RuSSIR 2017 will broadly cover information retrieval with an special focus on machine learning methods in information retrieval.  RuSSIR 2017 will offer up to 8 courses and host approximately 100 participants.  The target audience of the school is advanced graduate students, young scientists, academic and industrial researchers, and developers.  The working language of the school is English.

Summer school organizers will cover travel and accommodation expenses for one lecturer per course; no additional honorarium will be paid to lecturer(s).  The school organizers would highly appreciate if, whenever possible, lecturers could find alternative funding to cover the travel and accommodation expenses, and indicate this possibility in their proposals.

IMPORTANT DATES
Submission: April 1, 2017
Notification: May 1, 2017
School dates: August 21-25, 2017


SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
Course proposals should contain the following:

1. Title and keywords.
2. Description of teaching and research experience, and contact information of the lecturer(s).
3. Relevance of the course to the school's scope and objectives.
4. Brief description of the course (up to 300 words) suitable for inclusion in school materials.?5. Full description (1-2 pages ? to be used for evaluation).?6. Target audience and expected prerequisite knowledge of the audience.?7. Relevant references to support proposal evaluation.?8. Preferred schedule and necessary equipment.

Course proposals must be submitted in PDF format to the submission web site https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=russir2017, by April 1, 2017.

All proposals will be evaluated by the program committee according to the school's goals, the clarity of presentation, and the lecturers' qualifications and experience.

All applicants will be notified of the committee?s decision by May 1, 2017.  Early informal inquiries about the school or the proposal evaluation process are encouraged (please send an email to school@romip.ru).

ABOUT RUSSIR
The first RuSSIR summer school took place in 2007 and since then has evolved into a popular academic event with solid international participation. Previous schools took place in Yekaterinburg (2007), Taganrog (2008), Petrozavodsk (2009), Voronezh (2010), Saint Petersburg (2011),Yaroslavl (2012), Kazan (2013), Nizhny Novgorod (2014), St. Petersburg (2015), and Saratov (2016).  Courses in previous editions of RuSSIR were taught by many prominent researchers in information retrieval and related disciplines.

ABOUT THE VENUE
Yekaterinburg is a large modern city, located in the Ural mountains, on the border between Europe and Asia. Yekaterinburg is known for its vibrant music scene and thriving contemporary art.  Many IT companies are located here.  Yekaterinburg is the home city of Boris Yeltsin, the first president of Russia; the Yeltsin Presidential Center opened in 2015 became a new highlight of the city.  See: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yekaterinburg>.

Ural Federal University (UrFU) is one of the top-ranked and largest universities in Russia. UrFU has an old tradition of education and research in computer science; the university's team has a good record in the ACM ICPC series.

ORGANIZERS

  • Pavel Braslavski (Ural Federal University, Russia), general chair
  • Jaap Kamps (University of Amsterdam), PC chair
  • Julia Kiseleva (University of Amsterdam), PC chair


CONTACT
Email: school@romip.ru
Homepage: http://romip.ru/russir2017/
Twitter:  @RuSSIR
Facebook: @RuSSIR.timeline

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Boudreau Branch Manager, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

The Branch Manager is a leadership position with responsibility for managing and training the Boudreau Branch staff, the day to day operation of the branch, and for developing effective programs and dynamic collections. Collaborates with the Manager of Branch Services to establish priorities, set goals and initiate new services. Sets the tone for this service area in order to provide consistent, personal, accurate, helpful assistance to library users.  

Initial schedule is Mondays, Wednesdays &amp; Fridays, 9:30-6, Tuesdays 11:30-8 at Boudreau Branch and Thursdays 8:30-5 at the Main Library. Every 3 rd week the position works Saturday, 8:30-5 instead of Thursday. Hours are assigned and may be changed to meet the needs of the Department and the Library. Flexibility is expected and desired.

QUALIFICATIONS:

A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library science from an accredited library school.  At least three years of professional library experience in a public library setting. Previous public library and supervisory experience desirable. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training, and/or experience may be substituted for part of the educational requirement.

  • Strong customer service skills and proven managerial skills
  • Thorough knowledge of popular adult materials and of borrower/circulation services
  • Ability to interpret community needs and interests, and turn into relevant library service
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse population
  • Ability to handle multiple activities and interruptions at once
  • Ability to communicate effectively, patiently and courteously
  • Ability to remain calm and flexible at all times and especially in emergency situations
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, use time effectively, meet deadlines
  • Punctuality and dependability
  • Broad background and knowledge of library techniques, resources, and current literature
  • Familiarity with current technologies and interest in innovation
  • Ability to work with enthusiasm and initiative, a cheerful disposition, and a willingness to work positively and harmoniously with others

DUTIES:

  • Manages branch services in a manner that supports overall goals of the Library and ensures that staff members offer the highest quality assistance to library users
  • Provides exceptional and engaging service to the public 
  • Develops, implements and evaluates services to meet the needs of the neighborhood
  • Directs all activities in the branch and supervises all staff assigned to the branch.  Prepares staff schedules and work assignments
  • Actively seeks, creates and exploits outreach opportunities in the neighborhood
  • Aids in the recruitment and training of new branch staff
  • Evaluates staff performances annually and sets goals with staff for the coming year
  • Works collaboratively with the Manager of Collection Services to select adult materials for the branch. Supervises the selection of children&#39;s materials with guidance from the Manager of Youth Services. Ensures the branch's collections are varied and regularly weeded
  • Manages the allocated branch budget responsibly with guidance from management
  • Performs reader&#39;s advisory and reference services for branch patrons
  • Supervises the planning of programming for youth and is responsible for creating adult programming
  • Provides strong leadership to display and to merchandize the collections
  • Works collaboratively to publicize branch events and services both in print and online
  • Resolves patron complaints/issues
  • Performs leadership and supervision for functions related to circulation
  • Instructs patrons in the use of on-line catalog, e-resources and all other patron technologies
  • Oversees the branch building and reports needed repairs and servicing
  • Fosters good public relations with schools and other agencies in the branch community
  • Functions as a member of the leadership team of the Library, attending regular meetings
  • Maintains a working knowledge of contemporary issues, trends, and technology
  • Makes recommendations to improve services in light of new developments
  • May serve on committees which review and develop library policies and services
  • Troubleshoots and operates technology
  • Any other duties required for the good of the Branch or the Library

SALARY: $30.78 per hour to $35.28 per hour in five steps

DEADLINE: March 7, 2017

APPLY TO:

City of Cambridge
Personnel Department, Room 309
795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

Please send 2 copies each of cover letter & resume

Fax: 617-349- 4312
employment@cambridgema.gov

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Streaming Media and Course Reserves Manager, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

The University of New Hampshire Library in Durham seeks a Streaming Media and Course Reserves Manager.  Under the general direction of the Library Senior Manager, this position is responsible for Multimedia services and Reserves operations. The incumbent will exercise independent judgment to improve workflow and operations, unify services and make autonomous decisions regarding policies and procedures. This is a full time, one year position.

The incumbent is a contributing member of the Circulation Department management team with supervisory responsibility for two staff and also shares responsibility for the department in the absence of other managers.

Weekend and evening work may be required as needed.

View the USNH position posting (https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/25266) for more information, or to apply.

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Research Assistant, OCLC Research, San Mateo, CA

OCLC Research is recruiting to fill a one-year, grant-funded research assistant position based in our San Mateo, California, office.  A brief description of the position follows.  Applications should be submitted through the OCLC Careers site:  https://oclc.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/OCLC_Careers/job/San-Mateo-CA/Research-Assistant_R0000388  The closing date for applications is 26 February 2017.

Research Assistant
OCLC, a worldwide library services organization headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, is a leader in information technologies and innovative online services. With office locations around the globe, OCLC employees are dedicated to offering premier services and software to help libraries cut costs while keeping pace with the demands of our information-driven society.

This position is responsible for conducting a literature review and supporting a year-long project for OCLC Research, exploring the ongoing redefinition of academic library services in the context of rapid evolution in the global higher education system. 

Responsibilities:

  • Search for and summarize existing project-related literature (with a particular focus on taxonomies of higher education, institutional classification schemes and evolving academic library service portfolios)
  • Collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative data on higher education institutions and the libraries that serve them
  • Contribute to the design of survey instruments and interview/focus group question sets
  • Assist in organizing and facilitating focus group sessions and site visits with selected university libraries
  • Assist in writing reports, presentations, and publications
  • Maintain current knowledge of higher education and library landscape as applicable to project
  • Perform project-related administrative tasks to ensure compliance with funder-required reporting

Qualifications:

  • Graduate training (Master's degree preferred) in library and information science, education, sociology, public policy or related program
  • Prior undergraduate or graduate research experience and familiarity with social science research methods
  • General knowledge of and an interest in the structure and evolution of higher education systems in the US, with broader global awareness preferred
  • Ability to work effectively in a distributed team environment with all levels of internal staff and external colleagues
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data and solve problems
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Self-directed and able to meet deadlines, manage projects and time, and prioritize assignments
  • Ability to respond to changing priorities and meet project deadlines
  • Willingness to learn new skills and to extend expertise
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 is desirable

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Executive Director, Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library, Boothbay Harbor, ME

The Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library Board of Trustees seeks an enthusiastic, community-minded leader as its next Library Executive Director. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong leadership skills, exhibit a clear vision and commitment to librarianship, articulate and advocate the Library's strategic directions, provide sound fiscal management and promote collaborative relationships within the Library and throughout the community. The Library, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has an annual budget of approximately $300,000 with support from the local towns of Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, and Edgecomb. Support is also provided through grants, donations, and the Friends of the Library. Our historic library building has recently been renovated with plans for future expansion. To learn more about our library and this position, please visit our website at https://bbhlibrary.org/.

Responsibilities: The Executive Director has overall responsibility for the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of Library operations and services including, but not limited to: budget, personnel, collection development, technical and automation services, facilities, and community relations.

Requirements: A Master of Library Science degree is required with a minimum of four years of professional library experience or equivalent.  Preferred qualifications include:

  • minimum of three years of library administration
  • fundraising and grant writing skills
  • experience reporting to a governing board
  • understanding of budget processes
  • supervision of staff members and volunteers
  • construction or renovation experience
  • working effectively with town officials and other public constituencies  

For additional information or to apply please contact the Board of Trustees via email: bhmemoriallibrary@gmail.com. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references by March 10, 2017.

Compensation: The position offers a hiring salary range of $48,000-58,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Web Services Librarian, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI

The Ferris Library for Information, Technology and Education (FLITE) at Ferris State University (Big Rapids, Michigan) invites applications for a collaborative, innovative  and user services-oriented Web Services Librarian.  The Web Services Librarian ensures that library systems and web servicessupport and enhance student learning. Primary responsibilities include managment and design ofthe library website's architecture, and the seamless integration of all library web-based services.Collaborates with other library faculty and staff to provide reliable electronic access to onlineresources and to improve the accessibility, usability, responsiveness, and overall user experience ofthe library's website. Serves as a liaison to other campus units including Information Technology Services. The Web Services Librarian is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position based in theCollections & Access Services team and reports to the Assistant Dean for Collections & AccessServices.  The salary range is $56,000-70,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Required Qualifications:  ALA accredited master's degree in library science or ALA accredited master's degree in information science by the time of hire. Experience and working knowledge of designing and managing websites using HTML5, Javascript and CSS. Demonstrated commitment tothe principles of accessibility, universal design, and user-centered design methodologies.  Recentexperience with object-oriented programming and scripting languages used to support a website.Knowledge of web site analytics and experience with making data-driven decisions.

For a complete posting or to apply, access the electronic applicant system by logging on to https://employment.ferris.edu/postings/27443.  Preference will be given to applications received by March 10, 2017.  Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups.  Ferris State University offers a competitive benefits package. 

Ferris State University was established in 1884 as a school dedicated to the mission of education for all people as envisioned by our founder, Woodbridge N. Ferris. More than a century later, the University is still committed to the idea of quality education for students with a dedicated faculty and more than 180 majors that prepare students for rewarding futures.  The main campus in Big Rapids is located on 935 acres and includes state-of-the-art facilities for education, recreation, entertainment and athletics. Our students enjoy a well-rounded educational experience that includes more than 200 student organizations and a Division I men's ice hockey team. 

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Librarian for Catalog Management, Cataloging-Metadata Department, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Position Description: The University of Iowa Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented cataloging librarian to serve in a newly created position called Librarian for Catalog Management. Under the general direction of the Head of Cataloging-Metadata, the Librarian for Catalog Management assumes the role of a "catalog wrangler" to ensure internal consistency and overall quality control of the library catalog. This position requires a deep knowledge of bibliographic data and cataloging best practices, an understanding of how the catalog impacts user experience in discovery platforms, advanced problem-solving skills, and the ability to translate the needs of non-catalogers into functional specifications.

The University of Iowa Libraries recently migrated to a third-generation library management system, creating new opportunities to merge bibliographic records across libraries within the local environment, to distribute the ability to create and update records among staff outside the department, and to adopt, contribute, and enhance records shared across the larger community. With these opportunities come new challenges to develop guiding principles, policies, and best practices in order to maintain the very high quality of bibliographic records that have been created and curated over a century of cataloging.

The Librarian for Catalog Management acts as a data custodian for the library catalog, in recognition of the catalog as a mission-critical data repository for access to and inventory control of the library's vast holdings. Working in close cooperation with library systems staff, the individual in this position manages resources rather than personnel. The incumbent is responsible for drafting policies and standards and developing and implementing efficient workflows for maintenance of bibliographic records, holdings and item records, and portfolios for local electronic collections. Working in close cooperation with library systems staff, the individual in this position is a manager of intellectual resources rather than human resources..

Specific Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Work collaboratively and in close cooperation with Cataloging-Metadata staff to develop efficient and effective workflows and to document operational and policy decisions.
  • Provide training and support on relevant workflows for library staff in Cataloging-Metadata, Acquisitions, Preservation, and other units as required.
  • Provide functional supervision of library staff as needed, both within and outside the department.
  • Translate user requirements from public services staff into functional specifications for catalog update and maintenance.
  • Seek opportunities and identify risks and problems associated with batch changes to bibliographic and/or inventory records based on a deep knowledge of local cataloging practice.
  • Evaluate and recommend batch processes for incoming record sets.
  • Work with Metadata Analyst and Institutional Repository librarians to explore and apply the use of identifiers and linked open data in library systems.
  • Perform original and complex copy cataloging for general collections.
  • Create authority records in accordance with NACO standards and contribute to the national authority file.
  • Actively participate in the Cataloging-Metadata leadership team, contributing to department-level planning and the formulation of cataloging policies and procedures.
  • Keep abreast of developments in cataloging standards and trends, applying new rules, interpretations, and techniques as appropriate.
  • Monitor Alma system updates and software enhancements, and participate actively in relevant Alma user communities.
  • Contribute to the profession through service, research, publishing, and/or teaching.
  • Participate in and contribute to relevant library and University-wide activities and committees.
  • Additional job duties as assigned based on individual knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Qualifications

Required:

  • To qualify at the Librarian level: ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library and Information Science and demonstrated interest in professional development.
  • To qualify at the Specialist Librarian level: ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library and Information Science, two or more years of professional experience, and demonstrated interest in professional development that will enhance the candidate's value to the Libraries, the University, the profession, or the scholarly community.
  • Knowledge of RDA, LC/PCC PS, LCC, LCSH, LCGFT, LCDGT, LCMPT, and MARC21 formats, and a working knowledge of authority control and AACR2.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team-based setting where consultation, flexibility, collaboration and cooperation are essential.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the mission of a research university and the mission and functions of a large research library.

Desired:

  • Experience in serials cataloging and/or familiarity with issues related to database maintenance.
  • Experience cataloging in OCLC Connexion.
  • Experience with creating, updating, and deleting records using batch processes.
  • Experience with non-MARC metadata formats including Qualified DC and/or EAD.
  • Familiarity with BIBFRAME and linked data, and a general understanding of transition paths from MARC to BIBFRAME.
  • Familiarity with the systems and tools used in the department including one or more of the following: Alma, Primo, ArchivesSpace, MarcEdit, Cataloger's Desktop, Classification Web, and RDA Toolkit.
  • Successful completion of NACO training.
  • Bibliographic knowledge of one or more languages in addition to English.

Application Procedure: To apply, visit the University of Iowa Jobs@UIOWA website at https://jobs.uiowa.edu/pands/view/70528  Applications must be received by 03/01/2017.

Salary and appointment: Appointments will be made at either Librarian (PLB1-3A) within a salary range of $47,476 to $49,000, or Specialist Librarian (PLB2-4A) within a salary range of $50,000 to $64,000, depending on qualifications and experience. Start date is negotiable. The University of Iowa offers an attractive package of benefits including 24 days of paid vacation per year, your choice between two retirement plans and two University of Iowa health insurance plans, dental insurance, pre-tax child and health care spending accounts, and additional options.

Universal Competencies:

  • Positive Impact/Achieving Results: Ability to utilize existing resources and learning to achieve or exceed desired outcomes of current and future organizational goals/needs. Able to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations while producing results.
  • Service Excellence/Customer Focus: Ability to meet or exceed customer service needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner. Ability to effectively transmit and interpret information through appropriate communication with internal and external customers.
  • Collaboration and Embracing Diversity: Ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals from varied cultures, nationalities, genders, ages, etc.

The University of Iowa Libraries: The University of Iowa Libraries system consists of the Main Library, the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences and 5 branch libraries. The Libraries has more than 5 million volumes including thousands of electronic resources and coordinates the development and maintenance of the University's locally-created open access digital resources including the Iowa Digital Library, featuring close to a million digitized texts, images, and audio and video recordings, as well as Iowa Research Online, our institutional repository. Our special collections include over 200,000 rare books, ranging in age from the 15th century to newly created artists' books.

Library systems are built on a mix of open source, locally developed, hosted services, and vended applications primarily from Ex Libris, OCLC, and Microsoft. The University of Iowa is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance, Hathi Trust, ARL, OCLC, Library Publishing Coalition, DPN, ORCID, CRL, SPARC, CNI, CLIR, LOCKSS, CLOCKSS, and Portico. The Libraries provides a program of support for professional development activities and its staff members are actively engaged in national cooperative efforts. Lastly, we are a founding member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance.

The University and Iowa City: A major research and teaching institution, the University of Iowa offers internationally recognized programs in a diverse array of academic, medical, and artistic disciplines, from otolaryngology to fiction writing, printmaking to space science, hydraulic engineering to dance. The University consists of a faculty of 2,700 and a permanent staff of 13,000 serving just over 32,000 students, more than 33% of whom are from out of state and close to 8,000 of whom are registered in graduate and professional degree programs. Approximately 9% of the University's faculty and staff and 17% of its student body are members of minority groups, and 13% of the students are from foreign countries.

The University of Iowa is home to the Writers' Workshop, the oldest graduate creative writing program in the country, and the blueprint for many of the creative writing programs that now thrive on campuses worldwide. It is also home to the International Writing Program where, since 1967, over a thousand writers from more than 120 countries have participated. The University has recently instituted a program in creative writing in Spanish. In 2008, UNESCO designated Iowa City as a world City of Literature 

Iowa City is a community of some 71,000 people (more than 150,000 live in the surrounding area) with excellent educational, recreational, and cultural advantages. It is consistently cited in the national media as a city with an excellent quality of life. The city is readily accessible via interstate highways and a major airport is only 30 minutes away. The community is growing in its diversity; within the Iowa City Community School District, 35.4% of the students are minority, with 19.8% identifying as Black, 8.4% as Hispanic, 6.7% as Asian/Pacific Islander, and .3% as Native American during the 2014/15 school year.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. 

For more information about the University of Iowa Libraries, please see http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/

For more information about the University of Iowa and community, please see https://jobs.uiowa.edu/why_ui/index.php

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Catherine N. Norton Fellowship, MBLWHOI Library, Woods Hole, MA

The MBLWHOI Library (Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)) in Woods Hole, MA invites applications for the Catherine N. Norton Fellowship. This fellowship will be awarded to students and early career librarians, archivists, data science professionals or scholars in the humanities or sciences for a short-term defined project using tools and resources at the MBLWHOI Library or the MBL Archives. The fellowship of up to $2000 can cover travel, housing, and direct project expenses.

This fellowship celebrates Cathy Norton's commitment to sharing knowledge and information, her ability to inspire, her "just do it" attitude, and her love of a challenge. We encourage applicants to develop creative projects in Archives, Informatics, Collection Analysis, or Digital Collections with a Library mentor. Applicants can also select to work on an existing project for the Library. Projects should be openly accessible, collaborative, innovative, connective, and laying the foundation for new scientific knowledge. 

We encourage interested participants to view the full information including application. http://www.mblwhoilibrary.org/about-library/library-fellowships. The application deadline is February 28  to be considered for the summer or fall, and August 1st to be considered for the winter or spring.

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Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Palmer School of Library and Information Science at Long Island University, Greenvale, NY

Long Island University - Palmer, the iSchool@LIU

Tenure-Track Faculty Position: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor

Closing Date: Applications are currently under review; position open until filled.

The Palmer School of Library and Information Science at Long Island University, one of the nation's largest independent universities, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position. A member of the iSchool consortium, the Palmer School offers an ALA-accredited MSLIS, certificate programs in school libraries, public libraries, and archives/records management, and a Ph.D. program. Based on the former Gold Coast estate of Merriweather Post, the Palmer School offers courses in two locations on Long Island and in the Manhattan center at Bobst Library of NYU, where it offers dual master's degrees with dozens of graduate programs from NYU's Graduate School of Arts and Science and the Steinhardt School. The Palmer school is the largest LIS institution in Metro New York City and has the largest MSLIS degree program in New York State. The MSLIS program is available in classroom settings and completely online.

Candidates for this position should have a background in digitization services and knowledge organization and would be expected to assist with the MSLIS and Ph.D. programs. The teaching load will be three graduate classes per semester including at least one core course; in semesters in which a Ph.D. course is taught, the course load is two courses per semester. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to contribute to the school's mission to provide knowledge and skills to prepare students for a role as a 21st century information professional. A significant role of this faculty member would be as mentor for PhD and MSLIS students participating in a large external digitization grant. The starting date for this position is September 1, 2017.

Candidates with multiple strengths in digitization and knowledge organization and one or more additional areas will be most competitive.  Some of the areas of developing interest include:

  • Digitization
  • Digital collections
  • Metadata standards
  • Knowledge Organization
  • Cataloging and Classification
  • Information management and systems
  • Data science

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Teaching 3 courses per semester, including core classes
  • Mentoring students involved in a large-scale digitization grant program
  • Teaching and advising in the Ph.D. program
  • Original research
  • Curriculum development
  • Teaching face-to-face and on-line
  • Being able to teach traditional and non-traditional age students; and
  • Demonstrating the ability to use discipline-related instructional technology

Educational Requirements:

  • Required: An earned doctorate in the Library and Information Science or related discipline.
  • Preferred: An MLIS or equivalent degree.

Training, Skills, Knowledge, Experience:

  • Practice with digitization processes, metadata standards, or cataloging
  • Strong research skills
  • Robust research agenda
  • Knowledge of librarianship, information science, information technology, differentiation of education delivery modalities and current teaching principles and practices
  • Experience in the application of technology for course delivery
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching
  • Experience in course/curriculum development
  • Experience mentoring students
  • Candidates should be acquainted with the Blackboard Platform for online courses and should be comfortable with hardware and software associated with digitization, metadata standards, knowledge organization, and information technology, depending on areas of expertise.

The search committee will screen all candidates; application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. LIU is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to extending equal opportunity in employment to all qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. LIU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal laws. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States. Salary is based on a Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and information about references online:  https://jobs.liu.edu/#/job_details/273

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Resource Sharing Librarian, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

The UMass Amherst Libraries seek an innovative, service-oriented, well-organized librarian as Resource Sharing Librarian.  Taking a leadership role as the coordinator for the Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Department (ILL/DD) Unit, the successful candidate will lead efforts to ensure an efficient, responsive interlibrary loan and document delivery service, supervising a team of para-professional staff and students, administering the day-to-day activities of a fast-paced department, and designing workflows to ensure materials are obtained and delivered expeditiously.  This position will work closely with other library units to ensure there is a coordinated approach to services. 

Reporting to the Head, Access Services the Resource Sharing Librarian participates as a member of library-wide groups, task forces, and project teams as appropriate.  The incumbent is expected to work comfortably and with a high degree of expertise in a shared decision making environment.  As the leader of the ILL/DD Unit, the incumbent will foster an environment where strategic and well-informed risk-taking is encouraged. 

Duties will include:

  1. Provide creative leadership and management for all phases of activity in the ILL/DD Department.  Supervise personnel and administer day-to-day workflow. Recommend and implement operating guidelines, procedures, and policies in collaboration with the Head, Access Services.  Interpret and apply interlibrary loan/document delivery guidelines, procedures, and policies for students, faculty and staff as necessary.  Maintain regular service schedule for public access to services.  Oversee and actively participate in request fulfillment as needed. 
  2. Establish goals, and design, plan for and implement innovative and efficient workflows that optimize the use of various technologies and systems to offer enhanced, seamless and state-of-the-art response to requests and the delivery of requested materials.
  3. Collaborate with the Head, Access Services and other Access Services units in continuous planning and implementation of workflows to optimize the use of staff and technology for the provision of service and accomplishment of work.  Explain, present on, and demonstrate automated procedures as required.
  4. Work collaboratively and creatively with staff from other areas of the Libraries engaged in the provision of materials and services for our patrons.
  5. Ensure that oral, written, and electronic instruction and assistance in using interlibrary loan/document delivery services are available for library users.
  6. Serve as liaison to library departments, other libraries and vendors in matters pertaining to interlibrary loan and document delivery.
  7. Maintain statistical data and copyright compliance records.
  8. Maintain current awareness of best practices in the field.
  9. Participate in the Libraries' assessment program by collecting, maintaining, and recording usage statistics for monthly reports as needed.  
  10. Use data and assessment techniques to support evidence-based changes to services, programs, and user experience.
  11. Maintain copyright compliance records. 
  12. Work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.
  13. Demonstrate, foster, and cultivate a positive, proactive internal and external customer service culture among staff.
  14. Represent the Libraries on campus committees, Five College committees, and Boston Library Consortium committees, and at selected meetings and conferences, both regionally and nationally as appropriate to job responsibilities. 
  15. Supervise Five College Libraries Depository and Annex activities and act as the primary Five College libraries contact for this endeavor.
  16. Perform other related duties as assigned in support of the mission and goals of the unit, the department, the Libraries, and the University.

 

Qualifications: 

Required:

  1. Master's degree in library science, or equivalent degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its appropriate equivalent in librarianship from another country, or have appropriate equivalent experience.
  2. Minimum of two years of successful supervisory, management and leadership experience, along with the ability to articulate vision, set direction, and accomplish initiatives in a rapidly changing environment.  
  3. Knowledge of emerging technologies and their use in interlibrary loan, document delivery and distance education.
  4. Familiarity with copyright and fair-use practices in an academic environment.
  5. Understanding of information and bibliographic systems and their application to access and user services.
  6. Experience dealing with a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment while fostering and managing ambiguity, change and innovation.
  7. Strong commitment to excellence in library service and the ability to interact effectively and work collaboratively with a variety of colleagues and clients.
  8. High level of written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate clearly in presentations.
  9. Commitment to working creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.
  10. Understands responsibilities with respect to conflicts of interest and behaves in ways consistent both with law and with university policy.
  11. Understands and contributes to implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that is supportive of diversity.
  12. Uses access to sensitive and/or not-yet-public university-related information only in the performance of the responsibilities of position and exercises care to prevent unnecessary disclosures to others.
  13. Excellent interpersonal, analytical, written, and oral communication skills.

Preferred:

  1. Two years of professional or appropriate equivalent paraprofessional ILL/DD experience in an academic, research or specialized library.
  2. Experience using web-based interlibrary loan forms and statistical software.
  3. Substantial reference experience and working knowledge of two modern European languages highly desired.

As key partners in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the UMass Amherst Libraries are recognized internationally as leaders in such areas as Open Education Resources, Scholarly Communications, and the development of innovative student spaces, including a variety of Learning Commons and the first large-scale 3D printing center in a university library anywhere. The main library building, the W.E.B. Du Bois Library, is the tallest academic library structure in the world, named for the Massachusetts native, founder of the NAACP, and life-long scholar on the subject of social change, and home to the Du Bois Papers, a 100,000+ item collection. Supporting freedom of inquiry, the Libraries foster a diverse and inclusive environment in which to engage with ideas and acquire the critical skills necessary for lifelong learning. 

UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450 acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

RANK AND  SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Application Instructions:

Please apply online at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=81343 and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by March 31, 2017 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is strongly committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. As part of a commitment to its own multicultural community, the Libraries seek an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace University initiatives and aspirations. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.

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Science Librarian, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY

St. Lawrence University seeks an innovative, creative and service-oriented colleague as our next Science Librarian. Part of the Libraries and Information Technology division and reporting to the Director of Libraries, the Science Librarian oversees the Launders Science Library. The Science Librarian has principal responsibility for outreach to science departments regarding resources, services, and spaces. As a member of the St. Lawrence community dedicated to the promotion of the liberal arts, this individual will work closely with students and faculty in innovative ways that will have an ongoing impact on advancing scientific knowledge across the curriculum.

The successful candidate for this 12-month position will supervise the Science Library staff, manage the collections, and provide instruction, reference, and research consultation services for students and faculty in the sciences. To do so s/he must be able to work well in a collegial and team environment and will possess strong communication, interpersonal and teaching skills. While the primary area of focus is in support of the sciences, the Science Librarian is also part of a multi-disciplinary team of colleagues which engages in the development of policies, goals and procedures and serves as a resource to the campus on evolving patterns of scholarly publishing, including open access initiatives and the management of scientific data.

The University Libraries support physical and virtual presences, strive to maintain a high level of resourcefulness, responsiveness, and reliability with regard to the academic needs of students and faculty, and proactively seek to engage with students and faculty on existing and emerging technologies, programs, and initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Have an ALA-accredited MLS degree or equivalent.
  • Familiarity with the scientific literature and ability to help others understand trends is required.
  • Interest and desire to successfully use and support science resources.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of trends in scholarly communication.
  • Degree in the sciences or related research experience.
  • Previous academic library experience.

Interested applicants must apply online at https://employment.stlawu.edu/, uploading all required materials which are defined in the "special instructions to applicant" section. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Located in Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.

The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit http://www.stlawu.edu/.

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Library Director, Mary E. Bartlett Memorial Library, Brentwood, NH

The Trustees of the Mary E. Bartlett Memorial Library are accepting applications for the position of Library Director. This is a full-time position that offers an excellent working environment and a generous benefits package.

The MEB Library is a vibrant local library that enjoys the support of the Brentwood community. We received the NH Library of the Year award from the New Hampshire Library Trustees Association in 2014.

The Library Director, who reports to the elected Board of Trustees, provides strong leadership to a dedicated library team. He or she is responsible for overseeing the functioning of the library including hiring and training of all other library staff and volunteers, implementing library polices, managing the budget, circulation, and programming.

The Library Director serves as the spokesperson for the library to the Brentwood community and represents the library in interactions with town officials.

Qualifications: a Master's in Library Science (or a related degree) is preferred; Significant library management experience, excellent interpersonal and communications skills, and proficiency with library technologies are required.

To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to: Chairperson, Board of Trustees at mebtrustees@gmail.com.

The Town of Brentwood, NH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Head of Circulation, University of Maine, Farmington, ME

The Mantor Library at the University of Maine at Farmington is searching for a Head of Circulation, responsible for managing all facets of the circulation function of Mantor Library and its collection. The position coordinates interlibrary and intra-library loan services for the campus, as well as course reserves. The position also manages the student workers who handle routine library functions and operate the building at night, on weekends, and on snow days. As a member of the professional staff, this position is part of the Information Literacy Program, provides reference services, and contributes to library decision-making in policies, general procedures, and collection development.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Professional degree (MLS, or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited program

  • Demonstrated abilities in the areas of organization, management, and interpersonal communication

  • Reasonably demonstrated knowledge of library skills gained through professional employment or advanced library science course work from an ALA accredited institution

  • Experience in the supervision of student workers and/or other employees

  • Experience in an academic or large public library's access services department

  • Proficiency in the use of an integrated library computer system, including its circulation, reserve, and interlibrary loan operations.

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

  • Three to five years of experience working in an academic library

  • Experience with Innovative Interfaces, Inc. integrated library system

  • Experience with access services in a consortia environment

For complete information, please consult the position's job description.

How to Apply: Applicant should submit all materials at maine.hiretouch.com. Applicants must upload a cover letter and a CV/resume. Applicants also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form.

Appropriate background checks are required. Incomplete application materials will not be considered. Review of applications will begin February 27, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. The position will begin May 1, 2017.

Please email questions to Bryce Cundick, Chair, Search Committee at bryce.cundick@maine.edu

THE UNIVERSITY:

Established in 1864 as Maine's first public institution of higher education, with historic and continued strength in teacher education and a contemporary role as Maine's public liberal arts college, the University of Maine at Farmington offers undergraduate programs in arts and sciences, teacher education, and human services. A commitment to sustainability informs all facilities projects, including our LEED certified Education Center, the Emery Community Arts Center, which opened in fall, 2011 and our 80 geothermal well field which came online fall, 2013. UMF has the highest graduation rates in the University of Maine System. UMF is a founding member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, which includes twenty-six public colleges and universities dedicated to the liberal arts tradition and quality undergraduate education. The Farmington area is rich in cultural offerings and recreational opportunities. The natural beauty of its mountains, lakes, woods, and streams draws people to the region. Please check out our home page at: www.umf.maine.edu.

All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable workplace related screenings, and required employee trainings, such as Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence, and Sexual Harassment.

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Fiscal Year (12 Months)
Cover Letter, Resume/CV

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Call for Applications: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Information Studies (SOIS) Study Abroad Archives Program

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Information Studies (SOIS) is offering a Study Abroad program titled Oh Canada! Archives North of the Border this summer from July 7th to July 18th. The program will take place in Ottawa and Montreal.  

Some Facts About Study Abroad

It counts as an official course (INFOST 497) that is worth three credit hours; please consult your adviser to make sure that these credits would transfer into your program. That's three credit hours for two weeks of (intensive) work. You should be able to use financial aid to pay for the course, just as you would any other course. Beyond that, the only immediate out-of-pocket expenses would be travel to and from Ottawa or Montreal, food, and other "off-duty" activities that you might participate in.

We will be in Ottawa from July 7th - 12th and in Montreal from July 12th -18th. Planned site visits include Library and Archives Canada, theUniversity of Ottawa's Canadian Women's Movement Archives, the Montréal Holocaust Memorial Centre, and the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, among others. These archives should provide interesting and entertaining opportunities to learn more about Canadian archives.  There is a fair amount of time built into the program for exploring both cities. Details may change as we get closer to the date of the trip, but hopefully not too much.

While I can't personally speak for Ottawa, I spent a week in Montreal last summer and it is a great place to visit, especially if you enjoy eating crepes. Ottawa is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, so there should be fun events tied to that occurring during the summer months. 

You must have taken an introductory course in archives administration or have sufficient experience working in archives in order to participate in this program. I will need to see a syllabus of the course or your resume to make the determination about your eligibility. 

If you want to learn more about Ottawa and Montreal, the New York Times recently published a "36 Hours in Ottawa" article. There is also one for Montreal, and also a more recent article titled "Five Places to Go in Montreal."

 

Here is a link to the program application website. Applications are due on March 1st, 2017. The website contains additional information about the Study Abroad program.

 

SOIS will be hosting an informational session about Study Abroad on Thursday, February 23rd, from 4-430 PM in Room 2450. Distance students can participate through GoToMeeting via the link and phone number below. Please let me know if you have any questions!

 

Link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/326699293   

Phone number: +1 (872) 240-3311

Access Code: 326-699-293

 

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Librarian, San Fransisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA

Under supervision, the 3630 Librarian I performs journey level librarian work. The essential functions of this class include: providing information and direction on the use of library resources; assisting patrons with researching informational needs; supervising technical and clerical staff; performing selection, acquisition, cataloging or processing of library materials; preparing reports, publications and other documents; participating in the development of collections in accordance with the San Francisco Public Library Collection Development Plan; supporting digital content management; participating in digitization initiatives projects, programming, and collection development; interpreting library policy and responding to suggestions and inquiries; and assisting in policy formulation and implementation. Positions may also be responsible for developing positive community relations, and preparing programming and exhibitions.

Minimum Qualifications:

Possession of a Master's Degree in library and information studies (e.g. MLS/MLIS) from a college or university program accredited by the American Library Association. You must have already attained your degree and completed your Master's program in order to be eligible for this recruitment.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS:

  1. Some positions require fluency in a variety of languages depending upon the department's bilingual needs. Eligibles who pass the bilingual proficiency test will be considered for bilingual positions. Applicants must indicate on the application form the language(s) in which they claim proficiency. 
  2. Some positions require graduate level course work and/or experience performing the duties of a Children's or Youth Services Librarian. 
  3. Some positions require graduate level course work, training, and/or experience performing the duties of an Archivist Librarian. 
  4. Some positions in this class may require possession and maintenance of a valid California Driver's License. 

Note
Some positions in this class are subject to irregular work schedules, which may involve evening and weekend work.

How to Apply:

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement
  • Select "Apply" and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either "I am a New User" if you have not previously registered, or "I have Registered Previously"
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Stefanie Lim, by telephone at 415-551-8911 or by email at Stefanie.Lim@sfgov.org. 

View this announcement online at https://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=CBT&R2=3630&R3=901831

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Archival/Collection Internship, Natick Historical Society, Natick, MA

The Natick Historical Society seeks graduate student interns for an Archival/Collection internship. The NHS, founded in 1870, holds collections that span from the town's origins as a praying Indian community, to its development as an agricultural community, industrialized center, and suburb of Boston, to the current day. Object collections range from furniture, textiles, industrial and domestic items, natural history specimens, and Native American artifacts. Research resources include more than 12,000 images, more than 500 volumes in a special collections library, and archival materials with more than 400 subject headings.

Students may be assigned to process new archival or object donations, helping to research and catalog them, store them according to professional standards, and/or to improve existing finding aids. Hours are flexible and projects can be assigned according to each student's interests.

Qualifications:  Current or recent enrollment in a graduate-level program in museum studies or related program, experience safely handling museum collections, computer database skills, strong communication skills, and good organizational abilities.  Knowledge of museum registration standards and practices a plus. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and a short statement explaining why you are interested in this internship.  Send application materials via e-mail to: Aaron M. Dougherty, Executive Director at director@natickhistoricalsociety.org. Flexible schedules of 8 to 16 hours a week.

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Curator, Natick Historical Society, Natick, MA

Founded in 1870, Natick Historical Society celebrates the town's rich history through a varied collection and educational programs. The NHS seeks a part-time Curator to collaborate in moving the organization forward in its collection management and program goals.

The Curator will manage the preservation, interpretation, exhibition and storage of its object collections and its photographs. He/she will also be a partner in management and delivery of many of our outreach programs i.e. organization and delivery of our 3rd grade program.

The Curator will work closely with the director and board in defining the vision for the collections and with the Collections Committee in carrying out that vision;

  • Work with volunteers who aid in curatorial and program activities;
  • Keep collections records, including accessions and deaccessions;
  • Design 1 - 2 temporary exhibits per year and redesign and install some permanent exhibits

This is a year-round, 24 hour per week position. Occasional evening and weekend work required.

Requirements: Minimum of B.A. in museum studies or related field; schooling in American history with at least one year of experience preferred; knowledge of the principles and practices of collections management; experience in database administration (especially Past Perfect); proficienct with MS Office with graphics programs a plus; fluent writing and speaking skills. Ability to work cooperatively with staff and volunteers; excellent time management, and creativity; must have confidence in voicing independent judgment on museum matters.

Send application materials to Executive Director Aaron M. Dougherty at director@natickhistoricalsociety.org.

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Youth Services Librarian, Providence Community Library, Providence, RI

Salary:     $19.86 per hour

Hours:      Full-time 37 ½ hrs per week w/Benefits

Deadline: Outside applications accepted until the position is filled.

 

Duties: 

Providence Community Library is searching for a Youth Services Librarian to work in a busy, neighborhood library.  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:  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, acting as liaison with other agencies in the community serving children to promote the library; creating a welcoming environment in the children's area which provides for enjoyable and productive use of library resources.

Qualifications:

MLS from an ALA accredited school.  Demonstrated experience working with children is essential.  Spanish speaking a plus. 

Send resume, cover letter, and three references to: Maria Melvin, HR Manager, mmelvin@provcomlib.org(401) 467-2700 x. 1606.

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Residency Librarian for Diversity and Innovation, Towson University, Towson, MD

The Albert S. Cook Library seeks an early-career librarian for a two-year residency program to begin Summer 2017. The Towson University Library Residency for Diversity and Innovation program is designed to increase opportunities for participation by a broad range of individuals in academic librarianship through a supportive environment for professional exploration, and an opportunity for concentrated experience in an area of specialization.

Qualifications: MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution, preferably granted between December 2015 and June 2017. Demonstrated interest or experience in diversity and inclusion initiatives. Strong interest in developing a career in academic librarianship; knowledge of issues and developments in academic libraries; excellent communication and presentation skills; strong, positive interpersonal skills; ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with colleagues and patrons from diverse backgrounds; strong analytical skills and organization abilities; familiarity with current practices and technology in library instruction, technical services, and special collections; commitment to public service and to supporting the academic and research needs of students, faculty and staff; knowledge and experience in new technologies and flexibility in a changing technological environment; proficiency in the use of electronic databases, research and reference materials; experience with automated library systems; demonstrated interest in scholarship and commitment to profession growth. Additional Master's degree in an academic discipline offered at Towson University desirable.

Responsibilities: In year one of this two-year residency, the Resident will have significant responsibilities and gain meaningful work experience within three library departments:

  • Research, Reference and Instructional Services
  • Content Management - Collection Development, Acquisitions, Cataloging, and Serials
  • Archives, Special and Digital Collections

The Resident will also be involved in library and university committees, develop collegial relationships with faculty outside the library, and participate in professional organizations.

In the second year, the Resident will work with the Residency Coordinator and department heads to identify a capstone project that is tailed to his or her professional interests and to the needs of the library. A goal of this project is for the Resident, working independently or with colleagues, to develop, complete, and report research at a professional conference or in a professional journal.

Towson University: Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore's largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has almost 900 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor's, 45 master's, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process: Preference given to applications received by March 27, 2017. Position is open until filled. Submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements, including experience or interest in diversity and inclusion initiatives and working in multicultural environments, a resume, and contact information for at least three professional references. Transcripts will be requested of final candidates.

Submit application materials to:
Diane Cascella
Residency Librarian Search
Albert S. Cook Library
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252

Electronic applications are encouraged and should be submitted to dcascella@towson.edu.

A Criminal Background Investigation if required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/employment/resources/data.html to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university's affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: LIB-N-3033.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Call for Papers: Social Theory in Information Systems (STIR '17)

We welcome papers for the mini track titled "Social Theory in Information Systems (STIR '17)", for AMCIS 2017. Details are as follows:

Track: Social Technical and Social Inclusion Issues
Mini Track Title: Social Theory in Information Systems (STIR '17)

Description
This year we are proud to celebrate the 21st consecutive year of the Social Theory in Information Systems Research minitrack. Since 1996, scholars and researchers have presented cutting edge research, using social theory in their work. 

STIR'17 solicits papers that use social theory in IS research drawing upon such approaches as sociotechnical theory, critical theory, social informatics, and organizational theory. We are interested in highlighting research that critically examines the constitution of ICT, and their roles in organizations and society. We are particularly interested in research that makes use of social theory to address the main theme of the conference, "A Tradition of Innovation," meaning work that is innovative in terms of multi- and trans-disciplinary uses of social theory and methodologies to study the impacts of new and emerging technologies on people in their organizational and social lives.  We are interested in questions about how we interact with ICTs in our work and social lives in ways that help and hinder the move towards more useful, productive, and happier lives.

Issues might include designing smart and sustainable digital futures, critically examining the constitution of ICTs, and their roles in the design, maintenance and dissolution of online and offline communities, and posing and investigating questions about how we interact with ICTs in our work and social lives in ways that help and sometimes hinder progress towards more useful, productive, and happier lives. Please join us in San Diego for this milestone!

Suggested Topics

In addition to research aligned with the conference theme we are also interested in high quality empirical and conceptual work that uses social theory to study and understand:

  • The implications of social networks for organizations and social groups
  • Conceptual and empirical work focusing on the ways ICT can promote or hinder social inclusion
  • The significance of cyberinfrastructure for commerce, governing and research and sustainable development
  • The relationships between ICTs and people as they participate in online communities and virtual teams
  • Online communities of practice, their processes and outcomes
  • The dynamics of and social and cultural impacts on ICT
  • Hacktivism and the use of technology to mobilize resources and advance ideology
  • Unintended consequences of technology implementation and use in organizations and in social life
  • Scientific collaboration and scholarly communication as enabled and constrained by ICTs
  • The impacts of social computing on our social and work lives


SUBMISSION SITE 

http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/amcis2017

Submissions may be of two types:

  • Completed research papers (< 5000 words, excluding references, tables, and figures)
  • Research-in-progress papers (< 3500 words, excluding references, tables, and figures)


All conference submissions will be double-blind, peer reviewed, and must be submitted using the online submission system at  http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/amcis2017

For complete instructions for authors and information about the conference, visit the AMCIS 2017 website at  http://amcis2017.aisnet.org

IMPORTANT DATES

  • January 9, 2017: Manuscript submissions for AMCIS 2016 begin
  • March 1, 2017: AMCIS manuscript submissions closes for authors at 10:00am PST 
  • April 17, 2017: Notification of initial decision


CHAIR CONTACT INFORMATION
Pnina Fichman, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University
fichman@indiana.edu
Howard Rosenbaum, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University
hrosenba@indiana.edu

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Collection Maintenance Assistant for Delivery Services, Boston College, Boston, MA

The Collection Maintenance Assistant for Delivery Services is responsible for maintaining the  physical collection in O'Neill Library, library offsite collections, training and supervising student employees assigned to tasks related with maintaining the O'Neill Library physical collection and providing coverage at the O'Neill Library main circulation desk.

The Assistant is responsible for the training and supervision of student employees assigned stack maintenance duties.  The Assistant trains students on how to shelve materials correctly and checks their work to ensure accuracy.  The Assistant also directs the work of student employees on stacks maintenance projects by explaining to students the process to be followed for assigned projects, answering questions, troubleshooting problems and ensuring that tasks are completed in timely, efficiently and accurately.  The Assistant also approves student employee timecards. 

The Assistant ensures the integrity of both the physical collection in O'Neill Library and offsite collections by monitoring the collection to ensure that materials are shelved correctly, identifying areas that are overcrowded, planning and participating in shifting projects, transferring library materials to offsite facilities and participating in the library's inventory project. The Assistant also identifies materials that need to be sent to Metadata Services for cataloging corrections and materials that need to be sent to preservation for repair

As a member of the Access Services department, the Assistant is part of a team that provides high quality customer service at the O'Neill Library main circulation desk.   The Assistant answers library user questions and refers questions beyond the scope of the circulation desk appropriately.  The Assistant is well-versed in the library's policies and conveys consistent messages to users. The Assistant performs all aspects of circulation services including the charging and discharging library materials, instructing users on how to find materials on reserve for their courses, helping patrons find and identify materials online as well as in the book stacks, interpreting library policies and explaining services to users.

This position is a 35 hour week, 12 month per year permanent position. Hours are Sunday 9am-5pm, Monday through Thursday.    1-2 Saturday shifts may be required per semester.

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team based environment

Preferred qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
    • Experience working in an academic library in a public services position
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks at one time
    • Experience training and managing student employees
To apply visit bc.edu/jobs.

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Collection Maintenance Assistant for Stacks Assistant, Boston College, Boston, MA

The Collection Maintenance Assistant for Stacks Assistant is responsible for maintaining the physical collection in O'Neill Library, training and supervising student employees assigned to tasks related with maintaining the O'Neill Library physical collection and providing coverage at the O'Neill Library main circulation desk.

The Assistant is responsible for the training and supervision of student employees assigned stack maintenance duties.  The Assistant trains students on how to shelve materials correctly and checks their work to ensure accuracy.  The Assistant also directs the work of student employees on stacks maintenance projects by explaining to students the process to be followed for assigned projects, answering questions, troubleshooting problems and ensuring that tasks are completed in timely, efficiently and accurately.  The Assistant also approves student employee timecards. 

The Assistant ensures the integrity of the physical collection in O'Neill Library by monitoring the physical collection to ensure that materials are shelved correctly, identifying areas that are overcrowded, planning and participating in shifting projects, transferring library materials to offsite facilities and participating in the library's inventory project. The Assistant also identifies materials that need to be sent to Metadata Services for cataloging corrections and materials that need to be sent to preservation for repair

As a member of the Access Services department, the Assistant is part of a team that provides high quality customer service at the O'Neill Library main circulation desk.   The Assistant answers library user questions and refers questions beyond the scope of the circulation desk appropriately.  The Assistant is well-versed in the library's policies and conveys consistent messages to users. The Assistant performs all aspects of circulation services including the charging and discharging library materials, instructing users on how to find materials on reserve for their courses, helping patrons find and identify materials online as well as in the book stacks, interpreting library policies and explaining services to users.

This position is a 35 hour week, 12 month per year permanent position. Hours are Monday through Friday.  1-2 Saturday shifts may be required per semester.

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team based environment

Preferred qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
    • Experience working in an academic library in a public services position
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks at one time
    • Experience training and managing student employees 

This position requires physical labor including pushing book carts filled with books.

To apply visit bc.edu/jobs.

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Technical Services Assistant, Providence Athenæum, Providence, RI

The Providence Athenæum seeks a graduate library student to assist in cataloging and gain professional field experience. We are open to having an intern in the summer but ideally the candidate will start in the fall. This is an UNPAID opportunity.
Job Description:
The student will provide support for assessing, organizing, and discarding items in storage at a location on Allens Ave. in Providence. All work will be completed at the Providence Athenæum.
During the PFE, the student will gain experience using OCLC Connexions software and Innovative Sierra to fix cataloging records.
Work will be performed with the collection and a nonfiction weeding guide.
Interested students should be technologically proficient and able to adapt to new challenges.  The ability to lift and carry boxes weighing up to 25 pounds is also necessary. 
Three main areas we need help:
Cleaning up temporary records and updating holdings in OCLC
Skills accrued: catalog record evaluation; working with bib fields and macros; proficiency searching OCLC Connexions, data exchange OCLC Connexions to Innovative Sierra; weeding and discarding books in the 900s following weeding guidelines; evaluating book condition; work with OCLC Connexions; work with Innovative Sierra.
To apply, email bryan@provath.org

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Associate University Librarian for Digital Technologies, Brown University, Providence, RI

Brown University Library seeks a dynamic, visionary leader for the role of Associate University Librarian for Digital Technologies.  Contributing to the University's iconoclastic and entrepreneurial environment, the AUL provides strong leadership and strategic direction in the development, delivery, and integration of both traditional and innovative digital services, systems, and initiatives across the libraries. S/he supervises department heads for the following groups: Integrated Technology Services, Repository Services, Web Services, Digital Preservation, and works closely with the Library's Center for Digital Scholarship.  The incumbent also identifies and oversees the implementation of new roles and technologies that improve, enhance, and extend library services based on emerging needs of the campus community.    

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Articulates a vision for an evolving technology strategy for digital technologies, seeking ongoing input from key stakeholders at all levels of the organization and throughout the University.
  • Serves as the Library's chief liaison with the University's Office of Computing and Information Services (CIS) to ensure appropriate planning and smooth operation of major server systems, mass storage solutions, and policies regarding data security and management.
  • Seeks and leverages Library partnerships in collaborative technology initiatives across the University and in local, national and international efforts.
  • Ensures that the Library maintains a reliable, scalable, and sustainable technology infrastructure and that the Library's digital services support a wide array of evolving user needs within the teaching, learning and research missions of the University.
  • Establishes criteria of excellence for, and strategies to assess, the effectiveness of the Library's digital services, operations, and initiatives.
  • Stays abreast of emerging developments, issues, and trends in the use of digital technologies in higher education and contributes to and is active in local, consortial, regional and national projects and developments.

Reporting to the University Librarian, the AUL for Digital Technologies is a member of the senior administrative team and will play a lead role in Library-wide planning and evaluation and in setting the Library's strategic directions.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree required.  A graduate degree is preferred, such as an MLS or MIS from an ALA-accredited program, or an MS/MA or PhD in a relevant subject.   
  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in information technology in an academic library, including significant experience supervising, developing, and mentoring information technology professionals.
  • Demonstrated experience with current issues and best practices in the assessment, development, and application of information technologies in libraries and higher education, including software development, systems administration, systems analysis.
  • Advanced leadership and management skills with the demonstrated ability to bring innovative and complex projects to completion in a timely manner; demonstrated experience with project management processes and tools.
  • Familiarity with traditional library enterprise systems and meaningful prior experience with emerging digital technologies -- including discovery/digital repository development (e.g., Blacklight/Solr/Hydra-Fedora), linked data (e.g., VIVO, LD4L/LD4P), and other open source developments.
  • Substantial knowledge of data curation, digital preservation, and digital scholarship developments.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships and foster productive collaborations with all levels of the organization, University community, and external partners.
  • Ability to foresee and articulate the short- and long-term ramifications of technological decisions; successful experience in leading and implementing change.
  • Record of robust professional involvement and strong commitment to staff engagement and development, including the recruitment of a diverse workforce.
  • Demonstrated record of excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, along with creative problem-solving and strong analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Experience with obtaining grant funding and managing grant-funded projects is preferred.

To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ131869. Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names 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.

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