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Business & Entrepreneurship Services Librarian, UMass Amherst Libraries, Amherst, MA

Business and Entrepreneurship Services Librarian

Librarian I or II

 

UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

 

As a gateway to knowledge, the UMass Amherst Libraries are key partners in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Supporting freedom of inquiry, the Libraries foster a diverse and inclusive environment in which to engage with ideas and acquire the critical skills necessary for lifelong learning. 

 

The UMass Amherst Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative Business and Entrepreneurship Services Librarian. The Business and Entrepreneurship Services Librarian will serve as the Libraries' primary contact for business and entrepreneurship.  Provide research consultations and offer innovative instruction in support of business, entrepreneurship, labor, and resource economics classes. Act as resource for faculty, students, and staff on scholarly communication topics including copyright, data management, open educational resources, and open access.  Work with partners inside and outside the University so people launching or interested in launching start-up ventures know how to use business resources to help them develop ideas, explore markets for those ideas, and find funding.   Participate in content management activities that support business and entrepreneurship.

Example of Duties: 

  1. Serve as the Libraries' primary contact for business and entrepreneurship, which includes the Isenberg School of Management, Labor Studies, Research Economics, Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship, UMass Donahue Institute, Massachusetts Small Business Development Center, and UMass Career Services.
  2. Communicate regularly with faculty, staff, and students to develop and maintain strong, productive working relationships.
  3. Provide research assistance and offer innovative instruction in support of business, entrepreneurship, labor, and resource economics classes, including creating tutorials, guides, and videos.
  4. Act as a resource for faculty, students, and staff in their departments on scholarly communication topics including copyright, creative commons licenses, data management, open educational resources, and open access.
  5. Work with partners inside and outside the Libraries and the University so people launching start-up ventures know how to use business resources to help them develop ideas, explore markets for those ideas, and find funding.
  6. Understand and contribute to implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that is supportive of diversity.
  7. Work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.

 

Required Qualifications: 

  1. Master's degree in library science - or equivalent degree - from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its equivalent in librarianship from another country, or have appropriate equivalent experience - by time of hire.
  2. Familiarity with a broad range of business resources.  Knowledge of reference and information sources in all formats.
  3. Significant knowledge of the methods used in performing library research.
  4. Strong service orientation.
  5. Demonstrated ability to engage with a variety of user populations.
  6. Knowledge of key issues, trends, and concepts used in information literacy.
  7. Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.
  8. Proficient in teaching or public speaking in large audience settings.
  9. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to engage and interact effectively, working productively, and maintain harmonious working relationships.
  10. Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities in a positive, constructive, flexible, and cooperative manner.
  11. Ability to respond effectively to changing user and organizational needs and priorities, showing initiative and flexibility.
  12. Ability to prioritize, organize, and accomplish assigned work within established timelines.
  13. Ability to contribute toward creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity, and collaboration.
  14. Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.
  15. Understands responsibilities with respect to conflicts of interest and behaves in ways consistent both with law and with university policy.
  16. Understands and contributes to the implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that supports diversity and inclusion.
  17. Uses access to sensitive and/or not yet public university-related information only in the performance of the responsibilities of the position and exercises care to prevent unnecessary disclosures to others.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in a field of business is an asset
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in this or a comparable research library

 

 

RANK AND SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

 

Application Instructions:

Apply online at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=97825 and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by June 29, 2018 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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Head of Teen Services, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA

  HEAD OF TEEN SERVICES

 

The Robbins Library is seeking a full-time Head of Teen Services to be part of our innovative and dynamic library team.

 

The library system in Arlington consists of the Robbins Library (main) in the center and the Fox Branch Library in East Arlington. Library trustees and staff along with the Arlington Libraries Foundation are currently engaged in Reimagining Our Libraries, a project to prepare facilities for a new generation of library users.

 

Robbins Library is convenient to several MBTA bus lines, the Minuteman bike path, and a variety of great restaurants and shops.

 

Duties: Oversees teen services; maintains teen collections; organizes reserve collections for summer reading. Creates book displays, posters, flyers, articles and press releases to promote the collection and publicize library services. Updates library website, blog and related social media with teen programming information. Actively engages with Arlington schools' staff and Arlington's teen population in the development of teen programming and collections. Maintains current knowledge in teen services and the library field by attending professional conferences and workshops and regular review of professional literature.

 

Head of Teen Services is part of the Reference Desk evening and Saturday rotation, and may occasionally fill in at other times. They will assist patrons in using the library; respond to reference questions at our busy information desk; provide reader's advisory service; troubleshoot copiers, printers, microfilm machines and computers.

 

Attends library Department Head meetings and works with library staff in the planning, development, implementation and coordination of new and/or existing activities involving teen programs; plans, recommends, and supervises various programs and policies to meet community needs and interests. Works under the general supervision of the Director of Libraries. Maintains records of activities and prepares monthly and periodic reports, including expenditures of library funds and donations.

 

Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution is required; two years professional experience working with teens; experience running teen programs; knowledge of print and digital information sources including databases and ebooks; strong commitment to providing excellent customer service; skill in working with diverse members of the community; strong oral and written communication skills; creativity, flexibility, energy, and enthusiasm.

 

Arlington values diversity. We strongly encourage candidates of varied backgrounds, including people of color, persons with disabilities and others to apply.

 

35 hours/week, including evenings, Saturday rotation

 

Pay rate: $58,918 - $73,482

 

Open until: June 11, 2018

 

Apply: https://www.arlingtonma.gov/departments/human-resources/employment-opportunities

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Library Media Specialist, Stoneham Public Schools, Stoneham, MA

A highly qualified candidate will be state certified as a school librarian, have completed a teacher preparation program/ educational degree, and hold a master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or from a master's level program in library and information studies. 

REPORTS TO: Building Principal and Director of Instructional Technology

SUPERVISES: If applicable, paraprofessional(s) who comprise the school library staff and volunteers, student assistants 

JOB GOALS:

  • To ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information
  • To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, ethical users of information
  • To instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information
  • To collaborate with classroom teachers to design and implement units of instruction, assess student learning
  • To align the School Library Program (SLP) with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school / school district

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Teacher work year 

EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with district policies. 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES TEACHER:

  • collaborates with classroom teachers as a partner in the instructional process
  • collaborates to design, teach, and assess learning experiences that incorporate inquiry learning, information literacies in their formats, critical thinking and self-assessment
  • provides and plans professional development
  • promotes a love of reading and lifelong learning
  • promotes instructional technology to improve learning
  • teaches students to build on prior knowledge to construct new knowledge

 

LEADER:

  • serves on decision making teams, school improvement and accreditation activities; presenting at meetings
  • benchmarks the SLP to school, state, and national standards
  • stays current in professional practices, educational research; maintains active professional memberships (rev. 2/16)
  • advocates for SLP through an effective public relations program
  • collects and analyzes data to improve instruction; demonstrates correlations between the SLP and student achievement
  • administers the SLP budget to support program goals
  • participates in the recruiting, hiring, training and supervising of library staff and volunteers.

SCHOOL LIBRARIAN:

  • fosters a creative, flexible environment so that the school library is an essential part of the learning community
  • develops and maintains resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and instructional strategies of the school community
  • cooperates and networks with other libraries/agencies
  • establishes procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing of resources in all formats
  • evaluates, promotes and uses existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning
  • promotes the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property
  • in cooperation with the front office, maintains the schedule of the library facility

Applicants can contact Principal Chris Banos directly at 781-279-3840 or email cbanos@stonehamschools.org.

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Anthropology & Area Studies Services Librarian, UMass Amherst Libraries, Amherst, MA

Anthropology and Area Studies Services Librarian

Librarian I or II

 

UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

 

As a gateway to knowledge, the UMass Amherst Libraries are key partners in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Supporting freedom of inquiry, the Libraries foster a diverse and inclusive environment in which to engage with ideas and acquire the critical skills necessary for lifelong learning. 

 

The UMass Amherst Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative Anthropology and Area Studies Services  Librarian. The Anthropology and Area Studies Librarian will serve as the Libraries' primary contact for anthropology, French & Italian Studies, German and Scandinavian Studies, Judaic and Near Eastern Studies, Slavic and Eastern European Studies, and Religious Studies. Act as the resource for faculty, students, and staff in their departments on scholarly communication topics including copyright, data management, open educational resources, and open access.  The Librarian will coordinate the Research Services Student Assistant program, including hiring, supervision, and training of student workers and participate in content management activities that support assigned contact. 

Example of Duties:

  1. Serve as the Libraries' primary contact for Anthropology, French and Italian Studies, German and Scandinavian Studies, Judaic and Near Eastern Studies, Slavic and Eastern European Studies, and Religious Studies.
  2. Communicate regularly with faculty, staff, and students to develop and maintain strong, productive working relationships.
  3. Provide research assistance and offer innovative instruction in support of assigned departments and programs, including creating tutorials, guides, and videos.
  4. Coordinate the Research Services Student Assistant Program.  Hire, supervise, and continuously train student workers.  Create and maintain training for student workers.  Serve on the Integrated Services Area training team.
  5. Act as a resource for faculty, students, and staff in their assigned departments and programs on scholarly communication topics including copyright, creative commons licenses, data management, open educational resources, and open access.
  6. Understand and contribute to implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that is supportive of diversity.
  7. Work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.

 

Required Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree in library science - or equivalent degree - from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its equivalent in librarianship from another country, or have appropriate equivalent experience - by time of hire.
  2. Demonstrated competency in the area of social sciences or the humanities. Knowledge of reference and information sources in all formats.
  3. Significant knowledge of the methods used in performing library research.
  4. Strong service orientation. 
  5. Demonstrated ability to engage with a variety of user populations.
  6. Knowledge of key issues, trends, and concepts used in information literacy.
  7. Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.
  8. Proficient in teaching or public speaking in large audience settings.
  9. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to engage and interact effectively, work productively, and maintain harmonious working relationships.
  10. Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities in a positive, constructive, flexible, and cooperative manner.
  11. Ability to respond effectively to changing user and organizational needs and priorities, showing initiative and flexibility.
  12. Ability to prioritize, organize, and accomplish assigned work within established timelines.
  13. Ability to contribute toward creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity, and collaboration.
  14. Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.
  15. Understands responsibilities with respect to conflicts of interest and behaves in ways consistent both with law and with university policy.
  16. Understands and contributes to the implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that supports diversity and inclusion.
  17. Uses access to sensitive and/or not yet public university-related information only in the performance of the responsibilities of the position and exercises care to prevent unnecessary disclosures to others.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in a field of the social sciences or the humanities is an asset
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in this or a comparable research library

 

 

RANK AND SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE 

Application Instructions:

Apply online at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=97805 and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by June 29, 2018 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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Library Reference Assistant, Tufts University Hirsh Health Sciences Library, Boston, MA

Tufts University Hirsh Health Sciences Library

Library Reference Assistant

 

The Tufts University Hirsh Health Sciences Library (http://www.library.tufts.edu/hhsl/) is seeking a full time permanent reference assistant. The Hirsh Health Sciences Library serves the Tufts University schools of Medicine; Dental Medicine; Nutrition; Public Health and Graduate Biomedical Sciences; and affiliate hospitals. The Hirsh Health Sciences Library is located in downtown Boston in the Chinatown/Theater district.

 

The Library Reference Assistant is responsible for carrying out all the daily activities of the  Library Service Desk in an effective, customer-oriented and professional manner. Primary duties include providing service to library patrons at the Library Service Desk including but not limited to providing basic reference service and point-of-need consultation and instruction to users for their information access questions; assisting users with access to the physical library and accessing resources on the website; and assisting users with printing and scanning. Interactions with patrons occur in person and electronically.

 

The person in this position will also use the circulation module of the University Library's integrated library system to circulate material, create and maintain patron records, and create and maintain reserve lists. They will also create and maintain the reserves collection by contacting faculty on a regular basis, and coordinating with library staff as needed for ordering new materials and processing existing materials. Responsibilities also include interpreting and applying library policies as appropriate, accurately referring users to appropriate staff members when needed for additional information, reference or technical questions. This position uses Qualtrics to create and run surveys for the library, some on a daily basis. This person will also be responsible for processing the requests made by HHSL users for materials from other University libraries.

 

Additionally, this position will be on library and university committees as assigned, including the Library PR Team, and back up on the University Library's Circulation and Reserves Team. This position is the sole full time staff member on Saturdays.

 

Basic requirements: 1 - 3 years related experience; college degree; experience with library circulation systems; MS Office products and current communication platforms (wikis, blogs etc).The working hours are Monday, Tuesday (or Wednesday), Thursday, Friday 7:30 - 3:30 and Saturday 10 - 6.

 

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in an academic or special library environment with knowledge of Ex Libris (Alma/ Primo/Leganto) preferred. Very strong verbal and written communication skills and a demonstrated high level of good judgment, analytical and problem-solving skills. Familiarity with emerging technologies and related skills. Ability to be helpful, approachable and flexible. Ability to work collaboratively in a team and independently. Enthusiasm and initiative, and the ability to prioritize diverse responsibilities and meet deadlines. Good organizational skills. Ability to meet and exceed customer needs and expectations.

 

Please apply online at:http:// jobs.hr.tufts.edu Search by job title: Library Reference Assistant - Hirsh Health Sciences Library or Job Requisition number: 18001294. Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Please include cover letter and resume with application.  Reviews will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Administrative Manager, Bidwell House Museum, Monterey, MA

The Bidwell House Museum, an early-american history museum and gardens set on 192 acres in the Berkshires, seeks an organized, detail-oriented individual for a part-time 18 hour/week position in our small office. The Administrative Manager works directly under the Executive Director, and is responsible for membership record-keeping and correspondence, office management, and participation in fundraising, media and marketing projects.

Recent college graduates with an active interest in history, education, historic preservation, art history, and/or museum studies are strongly encouraged to apply. A great job to learn about museum practices!

The individual needs to be a self-starter with strong oral and written communication skills as well as computer skills, including Word, Excel, Quickbooks. Museum database management experience (Past Perfect) as well as graphic design and web site experience a plus.

Send resume and references to Heather Kowalski, Executive Director, email: bidwellhr@gmail.com.

The Bidwell House Museum, 100 Art School Road, PO. Box 537, Monterey, MA 01245.

For more details: www.bidwellhousemuseum.org.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: $15/hour

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Call for Papers: ICADL2018

ICADL2018 Call for Papers
The 20th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries 

19-22 November 2018
University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
(https://icadl2018.org/call-for-papers/)

Since its beginnings in Hong Kong in 1998, ICADL has become one of the premiere international conferences for digital library research. ICADL 2018 at the University of Waikato in New Zealand offers a valuable opportunity for researchers, educators, and practitioners to share their experiences and innovative developments.

The main theme of ICADL 2018 is "Maturity and Innovation in Digital Libraries". We invite high-quality, original research papers as well as practitioner papers identifying research problems and future directions. Submissions that resonate with the conference's theme are especially welcome.  Nonetheless, all topics in digital libraries will be given equal consideration. Following the ICADL tradition, the 2018 proceedings will be published as Springer conference proceedings as part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (LNCS), included in the and indexed by SCOPUS. Electronic copies will be available on Springer website.

LOCATION

The conference will be held at Waikato University in Hamilton, New Zealand, a city of 140,000 people centered on the Waikato River in the heart of New Zealand's rolling pastures. Think a small but bustling downtown with river views, a stunning city park complete with themed gardens (including a Japanese and Chinese garden thoughtfully sponsored by our sister cities and local cultural societies), a beautiful river walk, and an attractively landscaped university with excellent conference facilities.  Nau mai haere mai! Welcome!

The conference will will be co-located with the annual meeting of the Asia-Pacific iSchools Consortium and with the NZ Conference on Computer-Human Interaction  (CHINZ).  It is our hope that hosting these conferences together will bring a diverse group of academic and professional community members from all parts of the world to exchange their knowledge, experience and practices in digital libraries, and other related fields.

IMPORTANT DATES (ICADL)

  • June 1, 2018 - Workshop Proposal Deadline
  • June 22, 2018 - Paper/Poster Submission Deadline
  • August 31, 2018 - Notification of Paper/Poster Acceptance
  • September 3, 2018 - Tutorial Proposal Deadline
  • September 14, 2018 - Camera Ready Copy Deadline
  • November 19-22, 2018 - ICADL Conference Date

TOPICS

We welcome research and practitioner papers in all aspects of digital libraries. The following is a (non-exhaustive) list of topics:

Information Technologies for Knowledge, Information and Data

  • Information retrieval
  • Semantic Web and linked data
  • Data mining and extraction of structure from networked information
  • Multilingual information access
  • Multimedia information management, retrieval and recommendation
  • Metadata aggregation models
  • Interchangeability and information integration
  • Ontologies and knowledge organization systems, networked information
  • Applications of digital libraries
  • Quality assurance of digital libraries
  • Sociability and high availability of digital libraries
  • Digital preservation
  • Digital curation
  • Research data and virtual organizations
  • User interface and user experience
  • Visualization in digital libraries
  • Social networking, web 2.0 and collaborative interface in digital libraries
  • Personal information management and personal digital libraries
  • Ubiquitous computing and knowledge management
  • Societal and Cultural Issues in Knowledge, Information and Data

 

Cultural Memory and Digital Heritage

  • Community Informatics
  • Cross-sectoral digital libraries
  • Collaborations among archives, libraries, museums
  • Digital cultural memory initiatives
  • Digital humanities
  • Digital library/ digital archive infrastructures
  • Digital library education and digital literacy
  • Digital preservation and digital curation
  • Economic and legal frameworks and issues
  • Ethics and ethical practice, privacy in digital collection building, management and access
  • Higher education uses of digital collections
  • Research data infrastructures, management and use
  • Information policies
  • Participatory cultural heritage
  • Risks management in digital library/ archive projects
  • Creating, managing and using collections of social media and dynamically generated contents
  • Social sustainability and digital libraries/ archives
  • Socio-technical perspectives of digital information

 

Digital Library Maintenance and Quality Assurance

  • collection development and discovery
  • data mining and extraction
  • risk management and quality assurance
  • digital curation
  • digital preservation
  • applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • performance evaluation
  • metadata creation and aggregation
  • semantic web and linked data
  • non-textual collection management
  • recommendation system
  • research data management
  • digital humanities and digital cultural heritage
  • service design for digital libraries
  • user experience design
  • user interface design
  • human-computer interaction
  • information retrieval
  • applications of digital libraries in contexts such as learning, virtual organizations, collaborative task
  • personal information management and personal digital libraries
  • user generated content
  • digital library management and administration
  • digital library education
  • digital cultures and digital literacy
  • intellectual freedom, censorship, misinformation
  • privacy
  • intellectual property issues
  • policy, legal, and ethical concerns for digital libraries
  • socio-technical aspects of digital libraries
  • sustainability of digital libraries.
  • Usability and accessibility aspects of digital libraries

 

SUBMISSIONS

All paper submission should follow Springer Computer Science Proceedings guidelines (https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines) and are to be submitted via the conference's EasyChair submission page (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icadl2018).

Full Papers: A Full Research Paper reports significant milestone and provides original results relevant to the scope of ICADL 2018.  The maximum length of a full paper is 12 pages.

Short Practitioner Papers: A Practitioner Paper is a concise report of findings or other types of work by practitioners relevant to the scope of ICADL 2018. We welcome papers identifying research problems and future directions in the digital library research. The maximum length of a short paper is 6 pages.

Short Work-in-Progress Papers: A Work-in-Progress paper is a concise report of preliminary findings or other types of innovative or thought-provoking work that does not necessarily reach a level of completion but relevant to the scope of ICADL 2018. The maximum length of a short paper is 6 pages.

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Children's Librarian, Blaisdell Memorial Library, Nottingham, NH

Title: Children's Librarian (Part-time) - Blaisdell Memorial Library, Nottingham, NH

 

Supervisor: Library Director

 

Summary: The Blaisdell Memorial Library in Nottingham, NH seeks a creative, energetic professional with a passion for providing excellent library service to children and families. The Children's Librarian will instill a love of reading, libraries, and learning by providing a welcoming atmosphere, delivering quality programs, and maintaining an outstanding collection through traditional and innovative methods. The successful candidate will have a positive outlook, strong customer service skills, flexibility, a good sense of humor, and be a team player. As a small library our staff wear many hats and work closely together to best serve our patrons. 

The Blaisdell Memorial Library is in interior Rockingham County, 15 miles from the University of New Hampshire, with easy access to major highways, exceptional natural resources, and a wide range of recreational opportunities. The library serves a supportive community of approximately 5,000, has 2,800 library patrons, an annual circulation of 40,000 from its collection of over 18,800 items, and hosts a variety of programs for children, teens, and adults.

 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provide a broad range of services for children, primarily ages 6 and older, concentrating on maintaining the children's collection and creative programming for that age group.
  • Plan, develop, schedule, and implement a variety of creative, enriching, and educational library programs for school aged children throughout the school year and during the summer. Programs occur weekly and monthly during after-school and/or evening and weekend time slots.
  • Manage the advertising of children's programs including the development of promotional materials and flyers, as well as social media (Facebook & Instagram) and the library website.
  • Keep statistical records for children's programs and attendance.
  • Perform regular collection development duties for the children's room, including reading professional publications and book reviews, selecting relevant titles, and weeding.
  • Is responsible for keeping the children's area neat and orderly including the regular development of relevant and engaging book displays and bulletin boards.
  • Collaborate with other children's department staff on scheduling, programs, procedures and other departmental needs. As well as coordinating with the Assistant Director monthly department meetings.
  • Seek out grant opportunities to supplement and diversify the children's collection and programs.
  • Attend conferences and participate in professional development opportunities as initiated by self or suggested by the director.
  • Duties also include shelving and shelf reading, readers' advisory, assisting with implementing the children's summer reading program, creating library displays, circulation and other duties as assigned.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of childhood development and experience working with children ages 6 and older is required.
  • Knowledge of children's literature. Ability to cultivate good public relations, to work with parents and young patrons, to create and implement age-appropriate programs using a variety of media, and to nurture interest in reading, arts, culture and music.
  • Ability to interact and communicate courteously and effectively with the public and with other staff in a courteous and tactful manner, both verbally and in writing.
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication, problem solving, customer relations and teamwork skills.
  • High energy and an enthusiasm for public library services.
  • Ability to handle a great many details, some simultaneously, with accuracy.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to use Internet searching methods, apps, devices, and information resources.
  • Must be able to type and have good computer skills, including proficiency of email, Word, Google Drive, Publisher, Excel, and social media.
  • Due to the nature of the job's tasks candidate must be able to push or pull carts, do a moderate amount of bending, squatting, lifting (up to 40 lbs.) stretching and standing for an extended period.

 

Minimum Qualifications: BA; Library degree is preferred - but a combination of appropriate education and experience may be acceptable; experience working with young children, preferably in programming; knowledge of library practices and services, children's literature and developmental levels and needs.

 

Salary: $12 - $15 per hour, depending upon experience

 

Schedule: 20 hours/week + 3.5 hours/month

Tuesday                       11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday                 1:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Thursday                     11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday (1/month)     9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

 

Application Details: The position is open until filled. Please email cover letter and resume to Cara Marsh, director, at blaisdellml@comcast.net.

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

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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 the 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.
  • Using cataloging tools, such as MarcEdit, OCLC Connexion Client and Sierra's global update to create lists functions, and implement changes and enhancements to the library database.
  • Performing original and copy cataloging in all formats.
  • 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.
  • Supporting the cataloging and metadata needs of the Center for Local History.

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: Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university, plus substantial 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:

  • Knowledge of automated cataloging in a public library setting using modern metadata standards, authority control, and acquisitions processes, such as Dewey Decimal Classification, AACR2, MARC21, LCSH, 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
  • Technical cataloging services modules such as Sierra, MarcEdit, OCLC Connexion Client or other automated systems.

Special Requirements

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

Must be able to push and pull full book carts and lifting items weighing up to 35 lbs.

Additional Information

Work Hours: This is a full-time position schedule to work 40 hours per week.

As this is a broadband class, qualifications may be reduced to hire at the entry (1 year) or journey (2 years) level with a similar reduction in the specialty area.

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.

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Archives Intern, Phillips Library, Rowley, MA

Archives Internship at Phillips Library

Repository: Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum

The Phillips Library is the documentation and research division of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. The collection presents a detailed account of the global nature of commercial outreach by Essex County residents in the 18th and 19th centuries during the "golden age" of shipping. Logbooks, merchant account books, shipbuilder's records, customhouse records, and documentation of travels and exploration to the Pacific can all be found within its print and manuscript collections. At one time, Salem was the largest trading port on the east coast.  Logbooks in the collection document the relationship between Salem and Japan as early as 1799.  China trade is also represented through manuscripts found in the collection and by the Frederick Townsend Ward print collection, one of the world's largest collections of Western-language materials on Imperial China. 

In addition, the history of Essex County is strongly represented by manuscripts from its prominent citizens such as Nathaniel Bowditch, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Lucy Larcom, Samuel McIntire, Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, George Peabody, and John Greenleaf Whittier, as well as the Crowninshield, Derby, Hemenway, and Phillips families of Salem. 

Location: 306 Newburyport Turnpike, Rowley, MA 01969

Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 to 4:30

Supervisor: Tamara Gaydos, Manuscript Librarian

Supervisor email: tamara_gaydos@pem.org

Supervisor phone: 978-542-1510

Parking: Free on site

Intern must pass a background check before beginning the internship. This is an unpaid internship.

For a beginning archives student

Project Description: Under the supervision of the Manuscript Librarian, intern will arrange, describe, and create a finding aid for unprocessed collections of personal papers or organizational records in our collection. Intern will choose appropriate subject headings for the catalog records.

For an advanced archives student

Project Description: Under the supervision of the Manuscript Librarian, intern will arrange, describe, and create a finding aid for a larger or more complex collection of personal papers or organizational records in our collection. In addition, he/she could digitize a smaller collection and upload it into CONTENTdm.

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Assistant Director, Southborough Library, Southborough, MA

The Town of Southborough is seeking applications from qualified individuals for the full-time position of Assistant Director / Young Adult Librarian. Qualified applicants must be available to periodically attend Library Trustee or community meetings/events outside of normal business hours. Experience with library youth services, grant writing, marketing experience and website development are an asset, as is comprehension of state and local government. southboroughtown.com/town-administrator/pages/job-opportunities 

This is a 40 hour per week position with full benefits; $26.50/hourly rate is non negotiable. Full job description available here: https://www.southboroughlib.org/ckfinder/userfiles/files/jobdescriptions/assistant_library_director_southborough3_1.pdf 

Closing date: 06/04/18.

Interested applicants should apply by sending resume and cover letter, and no less than three professional letters of reference to: Ryan Donovan, Director, Southborough Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough, MA 01772 at rdonovan@southboroughma.com. EOE/AA

Qualifications

A Master's Degree in Library Science, accredited by the American Library Association. Candidates currently enrolled in a Master's of Library Science Degree program will be considered. Three to five years of experience in public library service, preferably at a supervisory level. Must be able to occasionally lift 10-30 pounds and obtain Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners' certification upon appointment. 

Preferred skill set: Prior personnel administration, budgeting and payroll experience desired as well as prior Collection Development and public relations experience; proven written and verbal communication and superior customer service skills are also essential. Organizational, procedural and public relations proficiency, and an ability to develop and maintain a rapport with the public, as well as an ability to supervise and secure the cooperation of the staff are needed. 

Education: MLS

Annual Salary: $55,120, non-negotiable.

Closing Date: 06/04/18

How to Apply: Contact the library director Ryan Donovan at rdonovan@southboroughma.com

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Project Archivist, Point Lobos Foundation, Carmel, CA

The Point Lobos Foundation (PLF) seeks a qualified independent contractor to serve as a project archivist to inventory, accession, catalog, and digitize the archival collections of the Foundation. The project goal is to make the collections accessible by creating a searchable digital database to preserve and maintain our cultural history collections. The Point Lobos Foundation's historical materials have never been catalogued, and are not currently stored in a manner suited to records preservation or retrieval.

The PLF archives contain approximately 6 linear feet of documents, reports, letters, photographs, video and ephemera documenting the transition of Point Lobos to a Reserve in the California State Park system (1880-1936) and assorted materials from the 1950s to 2000s pertaining to the organizational history of the PLF, the founding of Whalers Cabin as a museum and its listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

Project term and requirements:

This is a contract position through December 2018; the position may be renewed depending on project timeline and required deliverables. Position requires familiarity with archival principles, practices, and professional standards related to cataloging and documenting an eclectic collection of books, primary source documents, photographs and negatives, audio/visual recordings and loaned objects. Written monthly progress reports will be required through the term of the contract. Work will be conducted within Point Lobos State Natural Reserve (as needed) and your personal workspace. This position requires sitting, standing, and the ability to lift 25 lbs.

Deliverables

  • Develop and complete Project Timeline
  • Research and recommend an appropriate Digital Asset Management (DAM) or Collection Management System (CMS)
  • Draft Collection Development Policy, Agreements for Donations, Loans, and Deed of Gift,
  • Draft Guidelines for research access to the collection
  • Complete processing of archival items, with detailed inventories and finding aids, and records including location and cataloging data entered into the DAM/CMS
  • Develop a DAM or CMS Training Guide; train volunteers to assist with cataloging
  • Research and recommend methods for storing physical and digital materials
  • Create an itemized list of materials requiring conservation and recommended methods
  • Scan and reproduce historic photographs and documents using OCR; coordinate logistics for digitization work to be conducted by external vendors and conduct quality control reviews of digitized files; photograph objects on display; load digital objects and metadata in the DAM/CMS
  • Develop Training Guide and train volunteers to assist with scanning documents using OCR

Required Skills:

  • Broad knowledge of best practices regarding archives and preservation, and experience in archive management, collection, maintenance and conservation, and digitization
  • MLS or MA in history with archival management certificate and/or experience
  • Knowledge of and experience with descriptive standards and tools such as Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), and Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), MARC 21 Formats for Bibliographic Data, and Resource Description and Access (RDA)
  • Proficiency with electronic collections management systems
  • Familiarity with scanning systems, photography, and audio/video digitization and conversion
  • Self-directed and able to work well independently as well as with others

Submission requirements:

  • Please provide letter of interest outlining experience relevant to the duties outlined in this position announcement, and a resume.
  • Three references: include client name and contact person together with title, organization, address and telephone number(s) and email, and include specific project information associated with the listed reference. References will only be contacted after a successful interview.
  • Submit materials electronically no later than: 15 June 2018

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Project Archivist, Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA

Historical & Special Collections at the Harvard Law School Library has a one-year term processing position open. The description is below; for more details and to apply please visit bit.ly/45636BR.
 
Duties & Responsibilities: Harvard Law School Library seeks an experienced, collaborative, and service-oriented processing archivist for a one-year term beginning July 1, 2018. Reporting to the Curator of Modern Manuscripts within the Historical & Special Collections unit (HSC), the successful candidate will survey United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's collection of scholarly and professional work, develop a multi-year processing plan, and begin describing the collection in an Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aid.
  • Survey and appraise approximately 400 linear feet of argued case files, conference files, pre-Supreme Court work, speaking engagements, correspondence, miscellaneous court documents, teaching files, and event files. The collection contains both analog and born-digital materials.
  • In consultation with the curator of modern manuscripts and curator of digital collections, develop a processing plan for the physical and born-digital components of the collection that proposes arrangement schemes; and a management plan responsive to the multiple, rolling restrictions and redactions that impact approximately 75% of the collection.
  • Arrange and describe at least the portion of the collection scheduled to be open to researchers in 2020 (approximately 90 linear feet).
  • Encode a finding aid in XML according to the Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) and Encoded Archival Description (EAD) standards.
Basic Qualifications: ALA-accredited master's degree in library science or archival studies required. Minimum of three years' experience in appraising, accessioning, arranging, and describing manuscript collections. Some of the work will take place at the Harvard Depository in Southborough, Massachusetts, thus a valid driver's license and access to a car is required.
 
Additional Qualifications: The successful candidate will have experience processing large and complex collections. Must have the ability to lift and transport 40-pound boxes, use a stepstool, and open hand-cranked compact shelving. Demonstrated experience with issues relating to risk, restrictions, and managing access to complex archival and manuscript collections. Demonstrated knowledge of current national archival and descriptive standards and best practices, including DACS, EAD, and EAC-CPF. Experience working with ArchivesSpace or similar collection management tools, including importing, validating, exporting, and crosswalking EAD. Excellent writing, communication, project management, and time management skills. Experience working with born-digital materials. Experience working with legal materials. Active involvement in local, state, regional, national, or international professional or scholarly associations.

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Teen/Reference Librarian, Windsor Public Library, Windsor, CT

The Town of Windsor introduces a great opportunity for a full-time Teen/Reference Librarian to work at our Main Library. Connecticut's first town is strategically located on the beautiful Farmington and Connecticut Rivers between Hartford and Springfield, Massachusetts and is home to over 29,000 residents and a wide array of local and corporate businesses.

The Town of Windsor is an organization made up of diverse individuals who are committed to providing quality service through integrity, responsiveness, innovation, passion, and partnership. Starting salary is $50,000-$55,000 depending on qualifications and experience. Town employees enjoy a comprehensive benefit package, including but not limited to, health, dental and life insurance, tuition reimbursement, short and long term disability, and a defined contribution retirement plan. This 40-hour per week position includes 2 nights a week and weekend rotation.

The Position

Our successful candidate will oversee all aspects of the teen department including collection development, programming, and teen volunteer supervision. They must also provide excellent customer service on a regular basis at our busy reference desk to our diverse population and work closely with other members of the staff to deliver services to adult patrons.  Additional duties include budget administration, promotion and marketing of teen programs, community/school liaison and collaboration with other staff on strategic planning.

Our Ideal Candidate will:

  • be enthusiastic, team-spirited, motivated, and organized;
  • communicate effectively orally and in writing with diverse customers and coworkers;
  • have the ability to manage changing priorities and meet deadlines;
  • be able to work in a fast paced, customer service environment with patience, flexibility and attention to detail;
  • have a Master's degree in Library Science with two (2) or more years of experience in public library operations (desired);
  • be knowledgeable of and appreciate young adult literature, trends, materials and pop culture;
  • have a comfort level with computers, technology and social media;
  • be proficient with MS Office Suite, Internet, and other programs as needed;
  • be familiar with specific applications (e.g., Innovative Interfaces ILS, Excel, and Publisher), a plus.

To apply: Complete an on-line application at townofwindsorct.com/humanresources/ and attach a resume and cover letter with salary requirements by Friday, June 8, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. The Town of Windsor is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of the workforce. EOE/AA

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Library Assistant, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA

Part-time Library Assistant (Temporary)

The Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) seeks a part-time library assistant (up to 21 hours per week) to greet visitors and provide services to researchers who make use of the Society's collections in the MHS library. This position is available June 18th through September 1st with the possibility of extension.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Salary: $14.00/hour.

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

Applications must be received by 5PM on Friday, 8 June 2018, to be considered. 

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Library Assistant, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA

The Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) seeks a part-time library assistant (up to 21 hours per week) to greet visitors and provide services to researchers who make use of the Society's collections in the MHS library. This position is available June 18th through September 1st with the possibility of extension

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Salary: $14.00/hour.

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

Applications must be received by 5PM on Friday, 8 June 2017, to be considered. 

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Research Intern, Arlington Historical Society, Arlington, MA

The Arlington Historical Society is a dynamic organization, devoted to the discovery, interpretation, sharing, and celebration of Arlington's rich and diverse heritage. The society operates the Smith Museum and the Colonial era Jason Russell House, site of the bloodiest battle of April 19, 1775.

For more information, visit http://www.arlingtonhistorical.org 

We are seeking a student intern for grant-funded exhibition project, most of the work to take place over summer of 2018. The project will entail historical and material culture research to assist with the development of an exhibition on April 19, 1775 in Arlington (then the western part of Cambridge, informally known as Menotomy). Some knowledge of Colonial-era history and revolutionary war history is beneficial, but not necessary. Some travel to research facilities and archives will be expected, in addition to travel to Arlington to participate in relevant meetings, however much of the work can be done from home.

This opportunity is paid - a total of $3,600 for the total project. We expect 180 to 200 hours of work over the duration of the summer.

Applicants should be recent graduates or Graduate Students enrolled in a program in History, Public History, or other related field of study. We are looking for a self-directed individual able to carry out independent research, write clearly, and be a part of a diverse team of contributors.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to contact@arlingtonhistorical.org

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Contract
SALARY RANGE: 7816484300

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Library Assistant, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

The Watertown Free Public Library is looking for a part time Library Assistant. Our busy mid-sized library serves a diverse population with a broad catalog of needs. As a member of access services staff you will be the first point of contact for many of the over 32,000 patrons who use the library every month.

This job might be for you if:

  • You like people and you get satisfaction from helping them.
  • You have a firm grasp of what excellent customer service is and you know how to deliver it.
  • You take pride in doing a job well whether it is solving a complicated problem or performing a routine task.
  • You are confident and friendly with interpersonal interactions.
  • You are resilient and understand that when working with the general public you can't take things personally.
  • You are willing to learn and can adapt to change.
  • You believe in the mission of libraries. You want a job in public service.

To land this job you need to have a high school diploma or GED. You do not need to have worked in a library before, but you do need strong customer service experience. This is a great opportunity for someone in library school who is looking for experience in a public library setting. In fact, the outgoing employee just graduated and is moving onto her first professional position!

 

To see a more detailed job description and instructions to apply, please visit: http://watertownlib.org/444/Part-Time-Library-Assistant

 

This is a part time (23 hours) union position. Benefits include healthcare, retirement, paid holidays, and generous sick and vacation time. The work schedule includes evening hours and a weekend rotation. The hourly rate is $20.61 per hour.

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Children's & Young Adult Librarian, Oak Bluffs Public Library, Vineyard Haven, MA

Children's and Young Adult Librarian

Oak Bluffs Public Library

Innovative island library seeks a friendly, energetic Children's and Young Adult Librarian for its beloved Children's Department.

Candidate must excel at progressive collection development, limitless programming development and execution, and have an overall enthusiasm for children and families. This position contributes to the library as a hard-working, creative team member.

The position performs professional and supervisory work in planning, implementing, and managing a comprehensive program of services to library patrons from ages 0 to 18.

We are especially interested in a team player who can lead the Children's Staff and programming schedule with positive attitude.

Knowledge of computers and library systems is required--duties include collection development, cataloging, children's programming and weekly story times, as well as advertising and promotion of programs.

Previous library experience, especially with children and young adults is preferred.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree; MLS and/or coursework in education or child development preferred.

 

1-3 years working in public library setting or combination of experience and education that demonstrates skills developed in the area of children's/youth services and program development.

 

This is a full-time (40 hours) union position with comprehensive benefits package. Work hours include Saturdays and evenings. 

Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

 

Job description and online application form available from oakbluffsma.gov/jobs or email wbrough@oakbluffsma.gov

 

For all inquiries, request job application and to send applications, resume and cover letter, email wbrough@oakbluffsma.gov .

 

Oak Bluffs is an EOE.

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

Temporary Visual Collections Assistant - Historical & Special Collections, Harvard Law School Library

 

The Historical & Special Collections ("HSC") team in the Harvard Law School Library seeks a flexible and engaged person who seeks experience in a busy and multifaceted special collections department. The Harvard Law School Library is preparing for a renovation project that will require HSC to manage the movement of artwork under its purview. The Temporary Visual Collections Assistant will assist HSC by managing reproductions and imaging requests, assisting with art-related projects, and other renovation-related tasks.

This is a part-time, temporary position, 10 hours per week for approximately 13 months from June 2018 through June 2019. The position reports to Lesley Schoenfeld, Public Services & Visual Collections Administrator, Historical & Special Collections.

 

Typical Duties

  • Respond to researchers' requests for reproductions of HSC's large and varied collection including modern manuscripts, rare books, and visual materials: Locate materials in the collection and consult with curators on requests; reproduce them in-house or liaise with Harvard Library's Imaging Services team; and retrieve image files from Harvard's Digital Repository Service.
  • Track and monitor reproduction requests and communicate with researchers.
  • Assist Public Services & Visuals Collections Administrator with renovation-related physical plant projects, mainly involving the movement and transportation of artwork throughout the building and campus.
  • Support research, imaging, and conservation projects by requesting, delivering, and retrieving HSC's materials from various campus locations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Schedule

Monday - Friday, 10 hours per week; 2-4 days per week, 3-5 hours per day between the hours of 9:30 am and 5 pm.

The term of the position runs approximately from June 2018 through June 2019.

 

Experience and Education

Required

  • BA degree
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Familiar with MS Office environment
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds; load, transport, and unload library materials on a cart; use a stepladder to shelve and retrieve books; operate hand-cranked compact shelving, and move artwork

 

Strongly Preferred

  • Experience working in a library special collections environment
  • Experience handling special collections or art materials
  • Experience with Photoshop and archival scanning

 

Salary and Benefits

$15 per hour, no benefits

 

All applications should be sent to lschoenf@law.harvard.edu.

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Librarian/Archivist, University of Texas Libraries, Austin, TX

Consuelo Artaza and Castañeda Diversity Alliance Pilot Residency Program Librarian, University of Texas Libraries

As a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, UT Libraries seeks a creative and innovative early-career librarian or archivist with a commitment to building a diverse workforce and fostering diversity within the profession. 

Priority consideration will be given for application material received by Tuesday, May 29, 2018.

The University of Texas Libraries welcomes and respects all individuals and communities by valuing and consciously maintaining awareness of diverse perspectives and experiences. We believe inclusivity is critical to fostering excellence in all of our endeavors, and we promote diversity in our collections and the services that we provide as well as in our recruiting, hiring and retention practices. The Residency Program will give the successful candidates an opportunity to gain experience and skills foundational to a successful career in librarianship.

Purpose

The University of Texas Libraries is actively recruiting two Librarian I candidates for the Consuelo Artaza and Castañeda Diversity Alliance Pilot Residency Program for an expected start date of September 4, 2018, negotiable. Each two-year academic librarian position offers an early-career librarian or archivist in a historically underrepresented group specialized training, continuing education, and mentorship based on the resident's professional interests and goals.

Essential Functions

This Residency Program supports UT Libraries commitment to build a diverse workforce and foster diversity within the profession. Residents will gain experience in a range of areas of academic librarianship, fostering both broad and deep understanding of how academic and research libraries operate. 

A final job description will be developed collaboratively in the first year and will include rotations through 3-4 UT Libraries units or areas. First-year rotations could include: library instruction and pedagogy; subject liaison librarianship and collection development; digital scholarship, scholarly communications, and data management; assessment and planning; collections acquisitions and licensing; digitization and preservation; special collections, rare books, and archives; metadata and cataloging; and others based on each resident's interests. The second year will culminate in an immersive project-centered and skill-based experience.

Rotations and final projects will develop essential skill sets needed for librarianship and will allow residents to collaborate with other librarians and participate actively in the work of UT Libraries. 

Residents will also participate in professional library and scholarly organizations contributing to both skill development and a tangible contribution to the profession.

Required qualifications

MLS received in the last two years from an ALA-accredited graduate program, conferred by August 2018.

Demonstrated experience in establishing priorities, meeting deadlines, and organizing work effectively. A willingness to take on new challenges with a creative approach to troubleshooting problems. Ability to communicate effectively, in person and in writing. Ability to work independently. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and efficiently in a fast-paced and evolving technological, team-oriented and change-ready environment. Demonstrated willingness to respond to opportunities with initiative, creative energy, and leadership.

For more information, click here.

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Intern, Library Science, Boston Islamic Seminary, Boston, MA

The Boston Islamic Seminary is seeking an intern with expertise in the Library sciences to catalog books received as donations to start the Seminary library.  The donated books include volumes in both English and Arabic, so our cataloging system will need to account for that, although community volunteers can be available to help reading, translating and entering data for the Arabic-language books.  We are hoping to develop a system that will serve us from our current startup phase and well into the future as we acquire additional texts and build our library.

The Boston Islamic Seminary is a planned graduate-level seminary that will train Imams, Chaplains and scholars to serve Muslim communities throughout the United States.  Based on Boston, MA, the Seminary currently runs a Continuing Education program, and plans to launch a degree-granting academic programming in 2019.

The intern will work part-time during the summer and will receive a stipend for the work.

Please contact salma.kazmi@bostonislamicseminary.org for further information.

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Internships, Department of Justice Libraries, Washington, D.C

Internships at the Department of Justice Libraries

 
The Department of Justice Libraries offer ongoing unpaid internships in Washington, D.C. to library science graduate students interested in gaining work experience in a federal law library setting.  Practicum opportunities are available for those with an interest in reference, research and web design as well as digitization and technical services. No law degree or legal experience necessary.
 
Sample activities include:
  • Gain research skills working on real-world questions. 
  • Help develop and maintain intranet pages and research guides for the DOJ Virtual Library.
  • Create intranet finding aids for un-cataloged library collections such as Attorney General Memoranda or Legislative files.  Create e-legislative histories of statutes enforced by DOJ. 
  • Assist in implementing an electronic discovery service, integrating it with DOJ databases. 
  • Digitize important paper collections, increasing accessibility to DOJ researchers, including those with disabilities. 
 
 
We are looking for motivated, self-starting library school graduate students able to work at least eight hours a week. This work can be done as a combination of in-person and telework. Successful applicants must be a U.S. Citizen and enrolled in a degree program. We will assist a student in obtaining academic credit.
 
To apply, please email resume and references to Roxie.Daneshvar@usdoj.gov and Bridget.gilhool@usdoj.gov
The application deadline for Fall 2018 is Friday, June 8, 2018. 
No phone calls please.  Thank you.
 
The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination based on color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or personal favoritism. The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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Integrated System Library Administrator, LibGig, Phoenix, AZ

LibGig, an LAC Group company, seeks an Integrated System Library Administrator for a large corporate client in Phoenix AZ. The Systems Administrator will be responsible for providing technical integration support for systems internal to the organization and to end users as well as training new hires. This is a full-time position that is contracted to run at least 3-6 months (with the possibility of going longer).

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Technical integration support for internal software (Millennium ILS) and end-users
  • System Administration for the Information Services organization.
  • System training for new users within the company.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 2-3 years of experience as a systems librarian in a corporate or academic library environment.
  • An MLIS degree from an accredited school is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with Millennium ILS or similar is required.
  • Strong knowledge of bibliographic metadata standards, such as MARC-21 is required.
  • SQL and relational database structure, design, querying is preferred.
  • Programming knowledge, such as Perl, Python, and Visual Basic is a plus.
  • Basic web design (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) is plus.
  • Experience working on the command line (logging into servers, writing and executing scripts) is preferred.
  • Experience with server and systems administration including the following competencies is preferred: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft IIS, Microsoft SQL Microsoft Windows Active Directory, Oracle database, Linux


To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/eF5vM6

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Assistant/Associate Librarian, Social Sciences & Data Services, UMass Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA

Assistant/Associate Librarian: Social Sciences and Data Services, UMass Dartmouth

 

UMass Dartmouth welcomes applications for the position of Information Services Librarian for the Social Sciences and Data Services. This librarian will deliver reference and instruction services in conjunction with a team of Information Services librarians, consult with and inform researchers in all departments of the university on practices and opportunities for data management, and develop professional relationships with faculty and students in multiple College of Arts and Sciences departments to assess and respond to research, teaching, and learning needs. Information Services librarians also participate in information literacy instruction for first-year English classes. General responsibilities include participation in assessment of services, collection development, instruction and related activities, as well as other division, library, university, and professional activities, projects, and organizations, as appropriate. The review of applications will begin June 11, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

 

For full details of the position, please view our ad here: http://careers.umassd.edu/dartmouth/en-us/job/494119/assistantassociate-librarian-social-sciences-and-data-services

 

The Claire T. Carney Library is located on the campus of UMass Dartmouth, the only research university located on the SouthCoast of Massachusetts. The region has many options for city, town, and country living, as well as easy access to art, music, and cultural institutions in cities such as Providence, Boston, and New York. New England is home to amazing outdoor recreation, from hiking to skiing to enjoying the beaches on nearby Cape Cod. Recently the subject of an award-winning renovation, the library is the campus hub, providing space for research and study and serving as a social gathering place. Our library staff are active in our campus community, participating in events, committees, and faculty governance. The Information Services team is made up of reference and instruction liaison librarians. We work independently within our disciplines, and collaboratively in initiatives such as our first year English embedded instruction program. We value collegiality and enthusiasm, and are committed to making a positive impact in our students' lives.

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Intern, Institute for International Urban Development, Cambridge, MA

Student Intern Position 

Organization: Institute for International Urban Development. (I2UD)

Time Period: Summer 2018; possible party-time into Fall.

 

Summary:

The Institute for International Urban Development is a non-profit organization that provides technical assistance, training, capacity building and education for developing areas of the world. Prior to becoming a non-profit organization, we were the Center for Urban Development, at Harvard University, Graduate School of Design.

We are looking for a student of Library Science, to help catalog, organize and make available online a complete set of our projects. The material spans over 20 years, and is in online files, archived disks, and printed reports.

We will be building a master list of projects organized by date, geographic location, topic, participants, funders and keywords. This list will be compared with the existing online library, and a prioritized list of projects to be made available will be processed.

 

Necessary Skills:

  1. Superior organizational skills and attention to detail
  2. Fluency with Microsoft Office -- word, excel, powerpoint
  3. A mind for organizing documents and information
  4. Interest and some skills in online web document archives, Wordpress, html
  5. Document OCR
  6. Document cataloging, tagging, keywords

 

Hours: 35-40 hours per week

Rate: $15 per hour

Contact: Send CV and letter to: 

Francois Vigier at vigier@i2ud.org  

cc: Daniel@i2ud.org

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Intern, Audiovisual Archives, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, Boston, MA

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Part Time Audiovisual Archives Internship

LISTING NUMBER 18-AV-03

Posting date: 17 May 2018.


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 an opening for one intern to work 16 hours per week. Please include the following materials in your application:

  • Cover letter stating why you are interested in an internship in the Audiovisual Archives and expected graduation date. Please include the listing number, 18-AV-02, in the cover letter.
  • Résumé
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Application form (attached)

 

Application deadline is midnight, 3 June 2018. This posting is open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications are accepted electronically with the subject line stating "AV Internship Application-18-AV-03-[Your Name]" to Maryrose.Grossman[at]nara.gov.

 

Candidates must be US citizens currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, ideally in archival studies, public history, or a program in media arts with a strong audiovisual focus. Interns will receive a monthly stipend (e.g., $560 for part time, 16 hours/week) paid on the 15th of the month. The internship will begin on/around 16 July 2018. The hours are Monday through Friday, 9-5:00. Preferred candidates will be open to continuing through Fall 2018.

Internship Vacancy Announcement Number:__18-AV-03_ 

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Director, Finance & Operations, Concord Museum, Concord, MA

The Director of Finance and Operations is responsible for the financial management of the Concord Museum as well as related business and operational affairs of the organization, including financial operations, human resources, security, and facility maintenance.

The position serves as a key member of the management team and reports directly to the Executive Director. The Director of Finance and Operations supervises three part-time positions: the Senior Accountant, the Manager of Buildings and Grounds, and the Museum Shop Assistant, and also works closely with the Board Treasurer and is a liaison with the Finance Committee, Investment Committee, and Technology and Building Committee of the Board of Governors, the Museum's ruling body.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Finance, Human Resources, and Facilities/Operations.

A full description is available at http://www.concordmuseum.org 

Finance highlights:

  • Manage, proactively and strategically, the museum's finances including regular reports and financial statements, internal financial controls, long-range financial risk models, accountability for the annual operating and capital budgets, fiscal policies and procedures, and efficiency and effectiveness of financial systems.
  • Provide the Board and Executive Director with clear, accurate, and timely information on the operating and financial performance of the Museum.
  • Develop, monitor, and report on strategic financial planning related to budget and finance, cash resources, financial reporting, and capital projects.

Please send a letter of interest and resume to: cm1@concordmuseum.org 

Initial review of applications will begin on June 15, 2018, though applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For further information on the Concord Museum, please visit http://www.concordmuseum.org

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: full-time salaried position with benefits; Salary is commensurate with experience

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Associate Director, The Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, ADMIN AND OPERATIONS FOR THE ROSE ART MUSEUM

The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University seeks to hire an Associate Director responsible for the day-to-day financial, budget, reporting, operations, facilities and personnel management for the museum. The Associate Director will play a key role in long term financial management and planning, systems and controls, development of individual program and department budgets, and fulfillment of tax-related requirements and reporting. This person will monitor and analyze financial performance on a regular basis to ensure that YTD revenue and expenses are tracking accurately against budget and makes recommendations for any corrections as required. Assists senior mgmt to interpret and respond to data.

Qualified candidates may submit cover letter and resume as a single document at http://www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs/external.html 

 

Elect option for "New Applicant".

Sort the job listing by clicking the Job ID column heading. Locate the desired job listing.

Click the job title and then Apply Now.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Research Data Management Librarian, University of Houston Libraries, Houston, TX

Research Data Management Librarian, University of Houston Libraries

The University of Houston is committed to advancing its research priorities and transforming ideas into innovations. We seek a dynamic leader to build library research data management services that are responsive to these emerging research needs. The Research Data Management Librarian will lead the planning, implementation, and assessment of research data management services. Such services may include instruction, consultations, and partnerships with faculty and researchers on data management plans, data management tools and strategies, and metadata standards. The position reports to the Head of Liaison Services within the University Libraries.

Salary: $62,000 to $64,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Applications should be submitted at: libraries.uh.edu/about/employment/....

Please also visit the University of Houston Libraries Employment page for more information: libraries.uh.edu/about/employment/.

We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. MINORITIES, WOMEN, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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Instruction Librarian, University of Houston Libraries, Houston, TX

Instruction Librarian University of Houston Libraries

The University of Houston seeks a collaborative and learner-centered instruction librarian to join the instruction team within the Liaison Services department. The instruction team coordinates several lower-level undergraduate face-to-face and online library instruction programs and enhances information literacy education to upper-level undergraduate and graduate programs. The Instruction Librarian will contribute significantly to the design, teaching, and assessment of face-to-face and online library instruction curricula for these programs. The Instruction Librarian will receive mentorship and training in these areas, and will have the opportunity to build skills for leading programs and initiatives. The position reports to the Coordinator of Instruction. Recent graduates and early career librarians are encouraged to apply.

Salary: $60,000 to $63,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted at: libraries.uh.edu/about/employment/instruction-librarian.

Please also visit the University of Houston Libraries Employment page for more information: libraries.uh.edu/about/employment.

We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. MINORITIES, WOMEN, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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Library Science Fellowship, National Transportation Library, Washington, DC

A Library Science Fellowship is now available at the National Transportation Library (NTL).

 

The National Transportation Library (NTL) Fellows Program offers a broad-based learning experience with exposure to research and reference, digital library operations, cataloging, data services, knowledge networking and outreach. 

 

The selected candidate will support NTL and its parent agency, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).  After training on NTL systems and services, the Fellow will be provided the opportunity to learn cataloging and reference services.

 

This appointment is full-time (40 hours per week) for one year and may be extended in increments of one year, up to three years total, contingent upon project needs and funding availability.

 

Award Details: 

  • Stipend: $60,000
  • Professional Development: $1,500
  • Relocation: $1,000
  • Health Insurance stipend: $4,800

Eligibility

  • U.S. Citizen only
  • Post Master's degree

 

To apply please visit https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/details/4271 

The USDOT is actively reviewing applications and is looking to fill positions as soon as qualified applicants are identified.  

Desired start date is June 4, 2018. The selected applicant does not become a DOT employee.

This program, administered by ORISE 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 USDOT. The appointment is full-time at USDOT in the Washington DC, area. Participants do not become employees of USDOT, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.

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Librarian, LAC Federal, Silver Spring, MD

LAC Federal seeks a Librarian for a government library in the Silver Spring, MD area. This is a full time (40 hour a week; Monday-Friday) benefited contract position starting ASAP. We are accepting applications from Librarians with a range of experience (junior to more senior level) to find someone who is the best fit for the team.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform RDA cataloging (original and copy) for a variety of materials including print and digital documents, photos, and video.
  • Perform authority work (NACO) and minting DOIs for publications
  • Create, edit and maintain metadata for a Fedora-based repository including website interface
  • Manage the library's federal depository program including cataloging of incoming materials, and reviewing the library's selection profile and make changes as necessary
  • Library outreach related to the repository and metadata services


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS/MLIS) from an ALA accredited university is required
  • Experience with both original and copy cataloging materials in RDA
  • Experience using MS Office Suite, specifically Excel and Power Point
  • Ability to multi- task


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

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Call for Participation: BOBCATSSS 2019

Call for participation
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Conference theme
INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFORMING LIVES: CONNECTION, INTERACTION, INNOVATION

Osijek, Croatia, 22-24 January 2019

Web site: http://bobcatsss2019.ffos.hr/index.html
Twitter: http://twitter.com/bobcatsss2019
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bobcatsss/

About
BOBCATSSS is an international annual symposium which addresses hot topics for librarians and other information professionals in the fast changing environment. It is created by and for students, teachers, researchers and professionals in the information field. BOBCATSSS is held under the auspices of EUCLID (European Association for Library and Information Education and Research). It is a tradition which has been passed on from one European country to another since 1993, providing rich professional program, accompanied by numerous opportunities for networking, personal exchanges, discussions, and learning.

Organization and venue
BOBCATSSS 2019 takes place in Osijek, Croatia, and is organized by Department of Information Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Osijek University, Croatia; Linnaeus University, Sweden; Uppsala University, Sweden and The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands.

Themes
The theme of the BOBCATSSS 2019 conference is "Information and technology transforming lives: Connection, interaction, innovation", with three subthemes: Social roles of information institutions, Information professiona(als) and discipline, and Innovative technologies.

Submissions covering the following, and related, topics with regard to libraries and other information institutions are invited:

SOCIAL ROLES OF INFORMATION INSTITUTIONS: intellectual freedom, social justice, democracy & civic engagement, information society; information policy; information ethics; critical librarianship; community building and outreach, digital divide; information behaviour; health informatics; information and other types of literacies (transversal competencies, media literacy, data literacy, civic literacy, transliteracy, metaliteracy, e-literacy, digital literacy, computer literacy, scientific literacy, visual literacy), international information issues; reading, culture and local history; preservation and utilization of cultural heritage; creative industries; leisure and quality of life.

INFORMATION PROFESION(ALS) AND DISCIPLINE: education and personal development; collaboration; information and knowledge management, bibliometrics and altmetrics; big data; data mining, data curation, digital humanities; information visualization, information architecture, usability studies, Open Access, DRM, intellectual property, information science (IS) profession (social status, public perception, values etc.), future of the profession,; IS discipline; diversity and interdisciplinarity; boundaries; history and foundations of IS; education for IS; IS programs and competencies, IS students (profiles, career expectations); IS alumni employability.

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES: UI/UX, 3D technologies, wearable technology, blockchain technology, virtual and augmented reality, embedded and ubiquitous computing, human computer interaction, big data, digital publishing, e-books, social media; gaming, smart technologies, information technology for smart cities, artificial intelligence, Internet of things, digital libraries, online learning, MOOCs, information security, information ethics, information integrity, information manipulation, information privacy.

TYPES OF CONTRIBUTIONS INVITED AND SUBMISSION
Papers that address theoretical examination of the theme, present current research and examine advances in application and practice are invited. We welcome and encourage submission of high-quality, original contributions which have not been previously presented or published elsewhere, in the form of  a paper, workshop, poster, PechaKucha presentation or a doctoral colloquium. All proposals will be refereed in a double-blind process and must follow formal guidelines available at BOBCATSSS 2019 website (http://bobcatsss2019.ffos.hr/). Proposals will not go forward for review if these guidelines are not observed. The conference language is English and all work should be in English. If English is not your first language, we strongly recommend that your manuscript be edited by a native English speaker.

Submission of proposals should be made using the EasyChair submission
system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bobcatsss2019). All accepted contributions will be published in the online symposium proceedings. Please note that at least one of the authors must register for the conference in order for a paper to be accepted and published in the proceedings.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES:
Submission of abstracts: 15th September 2018
Notification of acceptance: 15th of October 2018
Submission of full-text manuscripts: 1st of December 2018
Notification of acceptance for full-text manuscripts: 30th December 2018

Venue
Osijek is the 4th largest city in Croatia, with total population of ca 100,000 inhabitants. It is a city located inland in the eastern part of the country on the right bank of the river Drava. Osijek, as a city finds it's foundations in the ancient times when Romans established colonies in these places. Various cultures have left their mark in this city, since Osijek is also strategically well-positioned, and you do not have a long drive to neighbouring countries like Hungary and Serbia. In its close vicinity there is a must-see Nature Park Kopa?ki rit, also called the European Amazon which was declared a part of the Mura-Drava-Danube Biosphere Reserve under UNESCO. The city is affiliated with many notable persons such as two Nobel Prize winners (Lavoslav Ru?i ka and Vladimir Prelog), Branko Lustig, a Hollywood producer and winner of two Oscars (for Schindler's List and Gladiator) and Julije Knifer, abstract painter

The city is increasingly attracting young populations thanks to its university and a growing software development scene. Osijek is also known as a gastronomical capital of Croatia, offering diverse specialties such as fresh fish, game, organic veggies, homemade pastry etc. The city has a growing craft beer scene, and its surrounding is traditionally well known as a wine making region. The city is considered as a local capital of bicycling and every June it hosts Pannonian Challenge, an extreme sport and music festival.

More interesting and useful information about Osijek you can find at: https://www.tzosijek.hr/index.php

Invitation to institutions - Sponsorship
Libraries, information agencies, professional organizations, publishers, and service providers are invited to consider participation at BOBCATSSS 2019 by offering a demonstration, workshop or exhibit about their products and services, or by presenting a paper or poster about their activities and services, as related to the conference themes. Sponsorship of an event is also invited.

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Serials Bindery Assistant, LAC Federal, Washington DC

LAC Federal seeks a qualified Serials Bindery Assistant to work at a major federal library in Washington, D.C. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of serials records and experience working with an Integrated Library System. Work will be performed on-site. This is a full-time contract (40 hour a week; Monday - Friday), benefited position.

Responsibilities:

  • Pulling selected serials titles from the stacks
  • Preparing serial units for shipment to bindery
  • Preparing digital bindery tickets
  • Creating and updating bibliographic item records and holdings summaries
  • Quality review of all pre-bindable units


Qualifications:

  • Prior experience working in library technical services
  • Prior experience working with serials preferred
  • Data entry and shelving experience
  • Experience with binding software desirable
  • Experience using an integrated library system, preferably Voyager
  • Ability to analyze and identify serial patterns and records in multiple languages
  • Must have working knowledge of one Baltic or Eastern European language
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Able to push 50 lbs.


To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/go2WnS

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Inventory Specialist, LAC Federal, Washington DC

LAC Federal is seeking an Inventory Specialist to inspect library book batches and compare call numbers against the Voyager ILS online catalog, MARC records, and shelf list cards in order to flag critical or important errors for problem resolution and accurate inventory. This project is critical to long-term collections access, and intersects with numerous workflows. This is a long term, full-time benefited position (40 hour a week; Monday to Friday) at a prestigious federal library on Capitol Hill.

Responsibilities:

  • You will be inspecting and reviewing library materials and ensuring basic data control including but not limited to verifying the integrity of bibliographic, holdings, item records and location data.
  • You will flag errors, review corrected items, and route items to their appropriate location
  • You will handle various collections, including monographs and serials
  • You will apply knowledge of LC classification, LC subject headings, MARC records, foreign language conventions, and shifting collections guidelines


Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience reviewing the completed work of others for quality control
  • At least six (6) months experience working in a research library
  • Skill in operating keyboards and computers
  • Strong attention to and ability to work with great detail
  • Knowledge of MARC and RDA preferred
  • At least one year of experience working in libraries and with databases


To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/JMP176

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Digital Collections Manager, New York University, New York, NY

For more information, click here.

Position Summary

The Digital Collections Manager will act as the service owner of our academic digital repository services. They will collaborate with staff across the Division of Libraries and the University to design and implement the enhanced repository services for a variety of materials and needs, such as faculty publications, research data, archival collections, and born-digital collections. The Digital Collections Manager will be an integral part of evaluating the library's digital technology services through reporting and analyzing data.

Qualifications

Required Education:

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Preferred Education:

Master's Degree in Library/Information Science

Required Experience:

2-4 years' experience with digital content management workflows and/or preservation services. Supervision experience.

Preferred Experience:

Project management of technology projects

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Advanced knowledge of current digital content management and preservation systems. Project Management skills.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Software configuration and deployment

Additional Information

EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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Special Collections Manager, Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, ON

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Submission Deadline: FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018
TIFF is a charitable, cultural organization dedicated to presenting the best of international and Canadian cinema and creating transformational experiences for film lovers and creators of all ages and backgrounds in our home - TIFF Bell Lightbox. Our mission: To transform the way people see the world, through film. 
TIFF is committed to embracing diversity and treating all individuals with respect, dignity and fairness by removing physical, social and economic barriers to participation.  
We are currently hiring for the position of:
 
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS MANAGER
 
The Special Collections Manager is responsible for executing standards of care and preservation of the Film Reference Library's (FRL) archival holdings, and ensuring the collection is accessible to researchers. The FRL is a free research resource for film lovers, filmmakers, students, scholars, screenwriters, and film and television professionals. The FRL promotes scholarship on Canadian and International cinema by collecting, preserving, and providing access to a comprehensive collection of film-related reference resources, and films.
 
Reporting to the Senior Manager of the Film Reference Library, the Special Collections Manager oversees the appraisal, arrangement, and description of acquisitions, and will draw on strong project management skills to oversee several multi-year archival initiatives, including: an audit of 85 Special Collections; completion of a film acquisition cataloguing and re-housing project; and quality control of archival records in the FRL collections management database MIMSY.
 
Ongoing duties for this position include: administrative tasks related to project management, budget tracking, report-writing, etc; supervise staff and interns in the execution of archival projects; manage and cultivate positive relationships with donors, vendors, and appraisers; coordinate digitization and cataloguing projects; assist internal and external patrons with archival research; and work collaboratively with the library team and other TIFF departments and stakeholders to ensure the care and handling of collection materials.
 
The ideal candidate for this role is an experienced archivist, museum professional, or collections manager with demonstrated experience in project management. Core competencies (in addition to knowledge of archival and collections management practices) include skills and experience in planning and executing long-term or multi-year projects, multi-tasking, supervision, and meeting deadlines.

Responsibilities

    • Oversee the acquisition, appraisal, arrangement, and description of archival records in all formats following accepted professional standards and practices (RAD, FIAF), and in keeping with the FRL Collection Development Policy
    • Supervision of Senior Coordinator, research residents, and interns
    • Oversee appraisal of new acquisitions observing best practices; issue tax receipts to donors; track insurance information for Finance team; complete CCPERB applications as required.
    • Plan and implement a multi-year audit of all Special Collections
    • Oversee completion of multi-year film acquisition project in collaboration Technical Production team: revision, cataloguing, and re-housing of film prints.
    • Develop and maintain policies and procedures governing the proper care and administration of the FRL archives, in consultation with the Senior Manager
    • Maintain positive ongoing relationships with vendors, and manage accounts
    • Develop and maintain positive relationships with donors
    • Manage budgets relating to collection appraisals, storage, and archival supplies
    • Assist with in-depth archival research inquiries via library services desk, email, and phone.
    • Quality control of special collections records in MIMSY to ensure collections are fully accessible and catalogued.
    • Coordinate digitization and/or cataloguing projects as directed
    • Ensure the collection storage facilities are well-maintained and meet the needs of the archive
    • Complete grant-writing in close collaboration with Government Foundation Relations team
    • Provide guidance on care, handling, and display of archival materials in TIFF Bell Lightbox on an as-needed basis.

Minimum Requirements

    • Masters Degree or equivalent in Library and Information Studies (with a focus on archives), Museum Studies, or Collection Management
    • 3-5 years experience working in an archive or collections setting
    • 2-3 years of supervisory experience is required
    • Demonstrated experience in Project Management and knowledge of best practices in time management and productivity tracking
    • Demonstrated experience in the proper care and handling of archival materials, including audiovisual formats, according to established standards
    • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and archival standards in cataloguing, including audiovisual formats
    • Experience in managing the assessment and appraisal of archival materials and artifacts
    • Experience in managing budgets and accountable in managing finances
    • Experience in working with collections management software; MS Office
    • Knowledge of film history as asset, particularly Canadian cinema 
    • Knowledge of best practices in display and installation of artifacts
    • Knowledge of best practices in digitization, digital workflows, and digital storage
    • Commitment to client services. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Familiarity with CCPERB application process
    • Previous experience in a schedule-driven, project-based environment with emphasis on timelines and delivery
    • Ability to be self-lead and work independently, and also be part of a team
    • Position may require a flexible work schedule

Start Date

    • July 2018

How to Submit & Application Deadline

    • Please submit cover letter, resumé and the names and phone numbers of 3 references as one (1) PDF or Word document, by 5pm on Friday May 18, 2018.

    • All applications must be submitted online through the posting found on our website tiff.net/careers.
    • Please note in your cover letter where you saw this job posting.
We thank everyone who applies for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview are contacted. No telephone or walk-in inquiries please. All applications are considered confidential.
 
TIFF is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities and will work with applicants to meet their needs.   

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Special Collections Librarian I, University of Toronto, ON, Canada

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POSITION: Special Collections Librarian I 

DEPARTMENT: Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto Libraries

DATE REQUIRED: July 1, 2018

Are you looking for challenging, meaningful work in a supportive and diverse environment? Are you looking for a career at one of Canada's top employers? Work where the world comes to think, discover and learn. Consider a career at the University of Toronto.

About the University of Toronto Libraries
The University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) system is the largest academic library in Canada and is consistently ranked among the top-10 research libraries in North America. The system consists of 44 libraries located on three university campuses: St. George, Mississauga, and Scarborough. This array of college libraries, special collections, and specialized libraries and information centres supports the teaching and research requirements of 215 graduate programs, over 60 professional programs, and more than 700 undergraduate degree programs. In addition to more than 12 million print volumes, the library system currently provides access to millions of electronic resources in various forms and over 29,554 linear metres of archival material. More than 150,000 new print volumes are acquired each year. The Libraries' data centre houses more than 200 servers with a storage capacity of 1.5 petabytes.

The Opportunity
Reporting to the Department Head, the Special Collections Librarian works closely with Fisher librarians on assigned tasks. Principal responsibilities include the cataloguing of rare books, ephemera, and modern manuscripts. As a collegial member of the rare books and special collections team, the Special Collections Librarian also assists with reference, outreach, and digital projects. Some weekend and evening hours may be required.

Responsibilities:

  • Train in and perform rare book cataloguing
  • Catalogue ephemera
  • Arrange, describe and process modern manuscripts
  • Serve a regular shift on the Fisher Library reference desk
  • Participate in outreach activities, seminars, and digital projects
  • Other duties as required

Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • An accredited degree from a Master's level program in library and information studies, preferably with a concentration in rare books or archives or an acceptable equivalent
  • Demonstrated interest and background in special collections
  • Familiarity with standard office, database and ILS software
  • Knowledge of rare book and archival/manuscripts cataloguing and/or metadata
  • Ability to work both as part of a team and independently to accomplish assigned tasks within stated guidelines and to deadline
  • Proven communication and organizational skills
  • Discretion and good judgement

Preferred Qualifications & Experience:

  • Experience in an academic library or special collections setting
  • Experience in one or more of: reference service, outreach, teaching, digital projects

Salary and Terms of Appointment:
This is a 6-month contract limited term appointment to be hired at the Librarian I level.

NOTE: Librarians at the University of Toronto are members of the University of Toronto Faculty Association.

Application Materials Required: A cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references of which at least two have supervised your work. Please send a single electronic file (MS Word or pdf) with a file name convention of [Surname, FirstName.SpecCollLib] to Library Human Resources at utlhr@utoronto.ca; or to Room 1140, 130 St. George Street, University of Toronto Libraries, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5; or by fax to (416) 946-5543 by June 13, 2018.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact utlhr@utoronto.ca.

The University of Toronto Libraries thanks all applicants but will only contact applicants selected for an interview.

University of Toronto Library System: http://onesearch.library.utoronto.ca/

University of Toronto: http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/site3.aspx

Policies for librarians:  http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/faculty-librarians.htm

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Metadata Librarian II, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

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Req ID: 19563

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

The Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia (CHOP) Research Institute is recruiting a new team to build a data and informatics program called "Arcus" that will link clinical and biological data and provide world-class computational tools to solve the most challenging problems in child health. Recognizing the central role of data to the future of pediatric research, CHOP leadership and the Board of Directors committed to a funding plan, and Arcus was launched in July 2017.  The Arcus team integrates with major scientific initiatives in the Research Institute Strategic Plan: Lifespan, Rare Diseases, Novel Devices and Therapeutics, and Precision Health.  We seek mission-oriented professionals with interest and expertise in the areas of biomedical science, library science, data education, data science, cloud computing, data privacy, and security.

 

The Metadata Librarian II is responsible for metadata services that support the unified discovery of CHOP research and clinical data from multiple sources and facilitate new research initiatives and discoveries. As a member of the new Library Science team, the incumbent will investigate, implement, and maintain the standards and workflows necessary to establish a new digital archive and catalog of CHOP-generated biomedical data, objects, and collections. The Metadata Librarian II will establish long-term metadata strategy and collaborate on related strategies for preservation and discovery. The incumbent will incorporate data standards and descriptive practices from the biomedical field into cataloging practices as appropriate.

 

The successful candidate will work with clinical, research, and informatics domains across CHOP to learn about the requirements of different data sources, content types, researchers and research practices. The incumbent will also collaborate with fellow Library Science team members on preservation and discovery solutions and with technical staff on the establishment of systems support for metadata workflows.

Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the implementation and continuous improvement of metadata workflows and practices that support the description, discovery, and linking of biomedical data collections and objects generated at CHOP.
  • Independently manage a portfolio of tasks with general instruction, guidance, and supervision from direct supervisor as well as distributed team.
  • Establish, document, and maintain metadata standards and tools including data dictionaries and application profiles and utilizing relevant ontologies, thesauri, and controlled vocabularies.
  • Support integrated discovery of distinct and disparate collections through metadata that extends relationships across resources and systems.
  • Implement metadata submission procedures in collaboration with technical staff, including entry, validation, and review.
  • Identify opportunities for automated metadata processing of catalog content and coordinate with Library Science and technical staff on the establishment of related systems support.
  • Review object processing to resolve cataloging issues, ensure accuracy and adherence to standards, and identify improvements to automated and manual cataloging practices.
  • Collaborate with the Digital Archivist on the implementation of technical and administrative metadata standards and practices that support digital preservation goals.
  • Coordinate with Information Analysts on the design of data dictionaries and descriptive practices for active data stores and biomedical research projects.
  • Monitor library and biomedical fields for relevant developments in metadata standards and processes.

Required Education and Experience

  • Required education: Bachelor's Degree in library science, information science, or related discipline
  • Required experience: At least three (3) years of relevant experience in a research, academic, medical, or related setting

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

  • Preferred education: Master's Degree in library science, information science, or related discipline

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Knowledge of issues and trends in the application of metadata for organizing, managing, and discovering digital resources and/or research data
  • Demonstrated expertise in descriptive principles and content standards, controlled vocabularies, authority control, and ontologies
  • Experience developing and validating crosswalks to support metadata transformations and data exchange
  • Experience with tools and/or scripting languages for metadata manipulation such as OpenRefine, XSLT, and Python
  • Knowledge of authority data and identifier standards including LC/NAF, ORCID, ISNI, DOI
  • Experience working with a digital asset management system or digital repository
  • Aptitude for working on large-scale data projects
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Ability to plan, organize work and use time effectively and efficiently
  • Excellent writing/speaking skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Appreciation of diversity and affinity for interacting with people of varying backgrounds and perspectives
  • Experience with descriptive standards and practices for medical data and resources preferred.
  • Experience with linked data, RDF, OWL, and related applications preferred
  • Experience developing metadata application profiles or ontologies preferred
  • Working knowledge of triple-stores, SPARQL queries, or JSON-LD preferred

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor/Seeking priority referrals for protected veterans. Please contact our hiring official with any referrals or questions.

CHOP Careers Contact 

Talent Acquisition

2716 South Street, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19146 

Phone: 866-820-9288 

Email: TalentAcquisition@email.chop.edu

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Digital Archivist II, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

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Type: Full Time
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Job Description:

Req ID: 19564

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time

JOB SUMMARY

The Children s Hospital Of Philadelphia (CHOP) Research Institute is recruiting a new team to build a data and informatics program called Arcus that will link clinical and biological data and provide world-class computational tools to solve the most challenging problems in child health. Recognizing the central role of data to the future of pediatric research, CHOP leadership and the Board of Directors committed to a funding plan, and Arcus was launched in July 2017. The Arcus team integrates with major scientific initiatives in the Research Institute Strategic Plan: Lifespan, Rare Diseases, Novel Devices and Therapeutics, and Precision Health. We seek mission-oriented professionals with interest and expertise in the areas of biomedical science, library science, data education, data science, cloud computing, data privacy, and security.

The Digital Archivist II is responsible for the digital archives services that ensure the long-term preservation and availability of CHOP-generated biomedical data, objects, and collections. As a member of the new Library Science team, the incumbent will implement and manage the standards-based workflows and processes necessary to establish a new digital archive and catalog of research data that facilitates new research initiatives and discoveries. The Digital Archivist II will establish long-term preservation strategy and collaborate on strategies for metadata and discovery. In collaboration with technical staff and fellow Library Science team members, the Digital Archivist II will coordinate the selection, implementation, and management of applications and tools that support core functions of digital preservation.

The successful candidate will work with clinical, research, and informatics domains across CHOP to learn about the requirements of different data sources, content types, researchers and research practices and apply that knowledge to the assessment and preparation of new collections. The incumbent will also collaborate with fellow Library Science team members on metadata and discovery standards and supporting solutions

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate the implementation, management, and continuous improvement of standards-based digital archive applications and workflows for the ingestion, processing, and management of biomedical research data, objects, and collections.
  • Independently manage a portfolio of tasks with general instruction, guidance, and supervision from direct supervisor as well as distributed team.
  • Assess, establish, and maintain processes and tools that ensure the integrity of content, its preservation and availability for reuse.
  • Coordinate with the Metadata Librarian on the implementation of technical and administrative metadata standards and practices as part of an overall metadata strategy.
  • Identify opportunities for automated processing of content and coordinate with Library Science and technical staff on the establishment of related systems support.
  • Review archival processing and management processes to resolve issues, ensure standards compliance, and identify opportunities to improve automated and manual practices.
  • Collaborate with Data Education team on requirements for collections, content types, and users.
  • Coordinate administration of archival applications and tools, liaising with technical staff on requirements, functionality, and troubleshooting
  • Monitor archival and information science fields for relevant developments.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Required education: Bachelor s Degree in archives, library science, information science, or related discipline
  • Required experience: At least three (3) years of relevant experience in an archive setting

PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & CERT/LIC

  • Preferred education: Master s Degree in archives, library science, information science, or related discipline
  • Preferred experience: At least three (3) years of relevant experience in a research, academic, or medical archive setting

ADDITIONAL TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Demonstrated expertise with archival and curation practices, standards, and applications for the stewardship of digital content and/or research data
  • Experience with the application of metadata standards for the preservation and access of digital content
  • Knowledge of the models and standards for establishing and certifying archival systems and trusted repositories, i.e. OAIS, TDR
  • Knowledge of current and emerging issues and trends in digital archives, preservation, or curation
  • Experience with rights management for archival content
  • Experience with digital repository solutions such as DSpace, Islandora, Samvera.
  • Knowledge of curation workflow, digital forensics, and content characterization tools, ex. Archivematica, BitCurator, and JHOVE
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Ability to plan, organize work and use time effectively and efficiently
  • Excellent writing/speaking skills
  • Familiarity with scripting languages and/or tools for metadata manipulation, ex. OpenRefine, Python, XSLT preferred
  • Familiarity with natural language processing and tools, ex. the Stanford Named Entity Recognizer and Apache OpenNLP preferred
  • Familiarity with Linked Data structures and tools preferred

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children\'s Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children\'s Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children\'s Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor/Seeking priority referrals for protected veterans. Please contact our hiring official with any referrals or questions.

CHOP Careers Contact

Talent Acquisition

2716 South Street, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19146

Phone: 866-820-9288

Email: TalentAcquisition@email.chop.edu

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Archival Technician, Natural History Survey at University of Illinois, Springfield, IL

Job Opening Title: Archival Technician

Institution/Organization Name: Illinois Natural History Survey

Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Springfield, Illinois

Application Deadline: June 1, 2018

llinois Natural History Survey
Prairie Research Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Position based at IDNR office in Springfield, IL.

We are seeking an individual to conduct informational queries through extensive document collections associated with 350+ Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) properties, as part of the Owned, Managed and Leased Properties project. Identify documents of significant value and subsequently provide for their digital archival.

Major Duties and Responsibilities: Coordinate retrieval of documents (deeds, owner's policies, documents listed Schedule B of owner's policy, official plats of survey, parcel plats, conservation easements, leases, nature preserve and land and water reserve dedications, etc.) from IDNR files, the Illinois State Archive's, and/or various county recorder's offices. Using knowledge gained in an appropriate educational discipline, conduct critical informational queries through these extensive document collections of various forms. Evaluate, identify, and interpret all documents to determine archival significance. Provide for the scanning of identified significant documents into digital files using standards and methodology developed for the project (object character recognition, redaction, naming conventions for files and folders, etc.). Provide quality control through a critical review of all scanned files. Archive scanned files on servers; log and track the status of all scanned documents.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree, preferably in history, library and information science, environmental science or other related discipline; experience with archival process of documents; experience with Microsoft Office products; must have a valid driver's license; must be willing to travel throughout the state, with occasional overnight trips, to gather necessary information from various county recorders' offices; ability to lift up to 40 pounds; must be proficient in English in both written and oral forms; excellent communication skills; highly organized with attention to detail; ability to work independently with minimal supervisor. Preferred Qualifications: Experience reading and interpreting legal descriptions and plat maps to identify location of parcels as well as experience using Adobe Acrobat Professional and ArcGIS software; familiarity with various document scanning methods for all types of documents and sizes.

Salary: $15.00/hr; 20-30 hours per week with the opportunity to work up to 40 hours per week after 3-4 month training period.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by June 1, 2018; however, applications will be accepted until position is filled. Please submit via e-mail 1) a cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) the contact information of three academic or professional references to Chad Hickman at chdhckmn@illinois.edu

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.

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

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Call for Contributions: IJIDI

We are pleased to announce a call for contributions to an upcoming special issue of the International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion (IJIDI) (http://publish.lib.umd.edu/IJIDI) on the topic of "Health Justice."
Extended abstracts of up to 1,000 words for full research papers (or up to 500 words for student work, works in progress, opinion pieces and professional reports) are due by June 25, 2018.
Acceptance notices will be issued in mid-July and final papers will be due by December 1, 2018. Publication is slated for the July 2019 issue. 
Please see attached file and/or the IJIDI CFP website (http://publish.lib.umd.edu/IJIDI/pages/view/CFP) for the full details. Please send abstracts for consideration to the Guest Editors by Monday, June 25th: 
Beth St. Jean (bstjean@umd.edu)

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Director, Human Resources, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES

The MIT Libraries seek an experienced and dynamic Human Resources (HR) professional to direct a wide-range of human resource programs and activities for a service- and mission-driven organization comprised of approximately 170 highly engaged and deeply committed staff. The Director of Human Resources will oversee all aspects of HR for the Libraries, including recruitment and retention programs, wage and salary administration, and employee relations. The Director of HR will work with staff throughout the organization to plan, prioritize and act on numerous HR-related programs and initiatives, and to continuously improve their effectiveness in supporting the work of the Libraries' operations and its staff.

 

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES include:

  • Leading the Libraries' talent management programs to hire, retain, develop, and reward staff.
  • Proactive direction of HR programs, processes and systems for compensation and classification, performance management, promotion and advancement, rewards and recognition, onboarding, conflict resolution and staff wellness.
  • Developing appropriate measurements to describe, analyze, and monitor utilization of human resources within the Libraries.
  • Initiation and coordination of process redesigns and improvements for Libraries' HR programs, informed by ongoing assessment.
  • Participation on various MIT and Libraries groups.

 

The Director of HR provides broad support across the organization, actively communicating relevant HR information through multiple channels to meet organizational needs and providing consultation, advice and feedback to leadership and employees at all levels on a wide range of HR issues. They serve as a confidential resource in assisting all levels of employees in problem resolution.

 

The Director of HR is an integral part of Libraries' administrative and leadership teams.  They report to the Deputy Director, Administrative Services and will directly supervise the Libraries' Human Resources staff. With guidance from the Director of the Libraries, the Director of HR will work creatively with Libraries' leadership to develop a program and staffing which serves to build diversity, equity and inclusivity in the library staff and organizational culture.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field.
  • Minimum of seven years of progressive experience as a human resource generalist or equivalent.
  • Ability to provide collaborative leadership and generate creative, effective solutions to complex problems.
  • Experience in the application of organizational design concepts to maximize the effectiveness of human resources throughout an organization.
  • Strong communication skills with particular ability to communicate openly and directly; active listening, facilitation, mediation, and productive conflict resolution skills are a must.
  • Experience in the application of trends and best practices in HR and participation in related professional organizations.
  • Demonstrated commitment and enthusiasm to address Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice (EDISJ) and promote an ethic of care in the workplace.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in or demonstrated understanding of academic, research and/or library environments
  • Experience in higher education
  • MIT experience
  • Master's Degree in related field or SHRM certification
  • Supervisory experience

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS: 

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and a relocation allowance. The MIT Libraries afford a flexible and collegial working environment and foster professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS: 

Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu/; applications must include cover letter and resume. Priority will be given to applications received by June 11, 2018; position open until filled. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and minority candidates. Professionals who enthusiastically embrace the empathy, courage, self-reflection and respect of a multi-cultural, diverse and inclusive workplace, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions are encouraged to apply.

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Director, Finance & Administration, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

The MIT Libraries seek an experienced and dynamic professional to direct financial and administrative operations and activities for a service- and mission-driven organization comprised of approximately 170 highly engaged and deeply committed staff.

 

The Director of Finance and Administration will oversee all aspects of financial operations for the Libraries, including budget development, financial modeling and analysis, procurement and expense reconciliation, as well as shaping and coordinating administrative policies and procedures. The Director of Finance and Administration will work with staff throughout the organization to manage essential financial and administrative functions, to lead efforts to continuously review and improve them within the Libraries, and to ensure appropriate alignment with central MIT fiscal and administrative policies.

 

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES include:

  • Development of short- and long-term financial strategies in collaboration with Libraries' senior leadership.
  • Development of budgets, financial reports, analysis and projections.
  • Development and implementation of financial policies, procedures and process improvements.
  • Management of fiscal operations in coordination with other groups and stakeholders throughout the Libraries, especially regarding collections expenditures.
  • Oversight of financial processes supporting payroll, travel, professional development and skill training for the library staff in conjunction with the Libraries' Director of HR,
  • Oversight of administrative support processes throughout the library system.

 

The Director of Finance and Administration serves as primary liaison with VPF, Audit, and other Institute offices, as well as with relevant outside organizations and agencies.  They serve on appropriate Institute committees representing the Libraries, as well as internal library committees as appropriate.

 

The Director of Finance and Administration works closely with the Libraries' administrative and leadership teams. They report to the Deputy Director, Administrative Services and will directly supervise the Libraries' Finance Team comprised of two financial assistants.  This position is responsible for ensuring administrative and financial operations and policies successfully enact organizational values with regard to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS include:

  • Advanced degree in a related field.
  • Minimum of ten years of experience in financial and administrative management.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Initiative, flexibility, and the ability to work independently and collaboratively with all levels of staff across organizational boundaries in a continually changing environment.  
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective written documentation for complex processes.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including effective presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated interest in creating administrative and financial policies and procedures that enable equity, diversity, and inclusion.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in higher education or research libraries
  • MIT experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Project management experience

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and a relocation allowance. The MIT Libraries afford a flexible and collegial working environment and foster professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS: 

Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu/; applications must include cover letter and resume. Priority will be given to applications received by June 11, 2018; position open until filled. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and minority candidates. Professionals who enthusiastically embrace the empathy, courage, self-reflection and respect of a multi-cultural, diverse and inclusive workplace, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions are encouraged to apply.

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Diversity Fellow Librarian, Loyola/Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

The Loyola Notre Dame Library seeks a creative and innovative librarian with a commitment to serving diverse and historically underrepresented groups to join our Research and Technology Services Department for a dynamic two-year term fellowship, with a possibility for a third year. The Diversity Fellow will be fully immersed in librarianship. In the first year, the Fellow will develop essential skill sets for designing and delivering instruction, engaging with faculty in digital scholarship, establishing campus and professional connections and supporting research and technology services. To explore his/her specific interests, the Fellow will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other librarians to lead outreach initiatives, including marketing library events, serve as a liaison to an academic department, and actively participate in assessing the use of the library's virtual and physical spaces.

In the second year, the Fellow will lead a collaborative project that aligns with his/her interests and skills to promote librarianship. The Fellow will have the opportunity to serve on committees and will be encouraged to engage in professional development activities and attend local and national conferences. The successful candidate will communicate effectively and work collaboratively with other units in the library and on campus to support the information needs of a diverse population of undergraduates, graduates, and faculty at Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University

 

Examples of Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide in-person and online research instruction to students, incorporating active learning and emerging technologies.
  • Coordinate the Library's digital literacy pop up classes and Makerspace instruction initiatives in partnership with the Technology Librarian.
  • Support faculty in digital scholarship as assigned.
  • Lead marketing initiatives to creatively promote Library events and services.
  • Propose and implement a service learning project promoting academic librarianship through community outreach.
  • Coordinate student worker reference training and provide general reference service (some evenings and weekends required).
  • Perform liaison duties to promote services and resources to faculty.
  • Participate in other departmental and library-wide initiatives as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Completed an ALA-accredited Master's in Library/Information Science within the last two years;
  • Demonstrated interest in library pedagogy, digital literacy, or instructional design;
  • Demonstrated interest in service learning initiatives;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills;
  • Ability to work creatively and effectively both individually and collaboratively;
  • Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated project management skills;
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Familiarity with usability and assessment practices;
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Publisher, Adobe Photoshop and/or other basic graphic design software;
  • Familiarity with tools and methods for digital scholarship;
  • Familiarity with established and emerging technologies, such as graphic design, website creation, social media, or data visualization;
  • Interest in contributing to the profession through research and scholarly communication.

About the Library:

The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in northern Baltimore City, is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions and serves Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The library serves as an integral part of the campuses by providing information services and resources to support the academic programs and educational concerns of the two institutions. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning. Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a student population of 6,160 FTE.

The Library offers an excellent benefit package that includes medical, access to dental, life, disability insurance, and TIAA‐CREF retirement. Librarians also receive support for professional development. 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, sexual orientation, 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 "Diversity Fellow Librarian" in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator: ldion@loyola.edu.

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Interns, Landsowne Public Library, Lansdowne, PA


(Not Paid; Four (4) For-Credit Options Available; 15-20 hours/week each)

Position Overview:

All library interns work under the direction and supervision of the Head of Circulation and Cataloging. Internships with the Lansdowne Public Library are not paid, but offer valuable hands-on experience, as well as opportunities for credit in certain graduate-level programs. It allows students to explore areas of interest in-depth and decide if this is an area for a potential career.

Available Positions:

  • Library Programs Intern

This person is responsible for completing project-based assignments in collaboration with the Programs Committee. As part of this vibrant, enthusiastic team of staff, the Intern will assist in creating, publicizing, overseeing and attending library events for various ages and demographics. The intern will take an active role in contributing ideas, creating surveys, analyzing feedback, creating ads, generating increased engagement, organizing, and overseeing multiple events.

  • Collection Development Intern

This person is responsible for completing project-based assignments under the direction of the Head of Circulation. Depending on the skills and strengths of the candidate, projects may include assistance with deaccessioning, creating recommendations for acquisitions based on strategic review of the collection, creating LibGuides/pathfinders, creating topical and informational displays, and other projects that enhance the library collection and streamline patron searches.

  • Archival

This person is responsible for creating an inventory of, cataloging, and preserving community documents, manuscripts, books, and other archival materials. This will include the creation of an archival system complete with finding aids and a streamlined search. The Archival Intern will be expected to initially review and inventory all items and materials, then catalog, create and maintain a system of order and prepare the items and materials for preservation and eventual digitization. 

  • Circulation

This person is responsible for completing project-based assignments assisting the Library Clerks and Processing Team with every aspect of processing and cataloging library materials, streamlining the circulation process, interacting with patrons in person and by phone to answer reference and technology questions, and assisting with the creation and launch of new circulation initiatives such as Express Book Bags. The intern will take an active role in all aspects of library circulation. 

Internship Requirements:

  • Detail-oriented, able to follow directions, and take initiative when needed
  • Outgoing and friendly personality, professional demeanor
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work well under time constraints
  • Current student or recent graduate of a masters-level library science/equivalent or relevant program preferred.

 

Organization Profile:

Functioning independently under the umbrella of the Delaware County Library System, the Lansdowne Public Library serves nearly 100,000 people a year. The library has six full-time staff members: Director, Office Manager, Head of Circulation, Reference Librarian, Head of Children's Services and Programs Coordinator, and eleven part-time employees including processing and programs assistants, clerks and one page. The library team staffs this bustling, vibrant and eventful medium-large library seven days a week, nearly 365 days a year.

Located just outside of West Philadelphia, the library's location makes it a necessary community hub for a large, diverse population. Serving the educational, informational, social and entertainment needs of the community requires not only free access to emerging technology, but also a contemporary, organized and well-planned library collection.

The Library boasts a collection of around 70,000 cataloged items in a 5,699 sq. ft. building. Though the building is often bursting at the seams, the staff find creative, resourceful ways to meet each patron's needs and offer programs and services for all. In fact, each month the library hosts at least 40-60 programs and special events! In 2017, the library hosted nearly 550 programs for children and more than 600 programs for adults and seniors.

The Library's Strategic Plan outlines five focus areas which guide all programs and services: Life-long learning, Access, Early Literacy, Comfortable Space, and Information Literacy. The Library's mission is to enlighten and enrich individuals by providing equal access to quality information and superior services to meet the changing informational, educational, and cultural needs of the Lansdowne community. The library is committed to strengthening its diverse community by advancing knowledge, promoting literacy, and fostering lifelong learning.

Application Procedure:

Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to Amy S. Moskovitz, Library Director, at ladirector@delcolibraries.org no later than June 8, 2018.

Include Library Intern Application and specify the preferred position in the subject line.

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Call for Papers: HICSS 52

Please consider submitting a paper to the Critical and Ethical Studies of Digital and Social Media Minitrack at HICSS 52, which will take place January 8-11, 2019 in Maui. Paper submissions are due on June 15

 

This minitrack focuses on two themes: a) studies that critically interrogate how and when digital and social media (DSM) support existing power structures or realign power structures affecting underrepresented or marginalized groups, and b) studies that raise awareness of or illustrate the ethical issues associated with doing research on digital and social media. Papers may range in approach/methods and may explore the following topics and more:

  • Effects of DSM use in marginalized youth and other specified communities
  • Perpetuation of gender, race, ethno-nationalist and faith-based hostility and bullying in online environments
  • Presence of distinct values and worldviews in the design of DSM related hardware and software technologies
  • Challenges surrounding the relationship between data collection, use, and dissemination and DSM participation
  • Issues at the intersection of globalization and DSM development and use
  • Non-traditional, participatory, and/or experimental research methods developed for social media scholarship 

 

The minitrack seeks both conceptual and empirical approaches to the theme. Conceptual papers would contribute theoretical examinations of key sociotechnical issues surrounding social and digital media use and research. Empirical papers would draw on original studies of digital and social media that illustrate the critical or ethical dimensions of digital infrastructures, data creation and collection, social and digital media design, or metadata use and reuse.

 

Please see the official minitrack CFP for more information, and feel free to contact me or my co-chair Jennifer Pierre (jp639@ucla.edu)  with any questions or ideas. Additionally, please help circulate this call to your colleagues and other networks. We look forward to receiving your submissions! 

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Assistant Library Director, Conway Public Library, Conway, NH

Position: Assistant Library Director

 

General Summary:

Professional, administrative, technical, and managerial work assisting the Library Director in the operations of the Library.

 

Accountability: Reports to the Library Director

 

Schedule: Full Time, 40 Hours per week, some nights and weekends, exempt

 

Salary and Benefits:

$40-45K DOE, 2 weeks' starting vacation,  two personal days, two weeks sick time, excellent health insurance, Participation in New Hampshire Retirement System (Pension plan) required, Voluntary 457 Plan  

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage volunteer program
  • Compile statistics on a monthly and annual basis and run overdue material reports
  • Serve as "Librarian in Charge" in the absence of the Library Director
  • Answer reference, technology, and reader advisory questions
  • Promote and train public on the use of library catalog, downloadable books, and electronic databases
  • Assist in the formulation and implementation of library policies and procedures
  • Assist in strategic and technology planning
  • Working with Programs Coordinator, identify potential library programs and assist in the promotion of those programs
  • Train staff on new services and technologies
  • Supervise Technology Librarian and oversee interlibrary loan service
  • Working with Director, manage the weeding of materials as necessary
  • Make suggestions for new materials to the Director and Head of Youth Services
  • Update library website as necessary and contribute to social media presence
  • Conduct maintenance of patron database and perform circulation related tasks
  • Present public programs
  • In the absence of the History Room Curator, assist the public in local history research

 

Recommended Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS) and three (3) years public library experience
  • Three (3) years of library administrative or supervisory experience
  • Experience and expertise in the use of the KOHA integrated library system a major plus

 

A combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform responsibilities of this position may be considered in lieu of stated education and experience requirements.

 

Core Competencies:

  • Extensive knowledge of library principles, practices, and programs
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing
  • Knowledge of technology trends
  • Knowledge of popular reading materials

 

Conway Community Information:

Three hours north of Boston and located in the heart of New Hampshire's famed White Mountains, Conway serves as the gateway to the Mount Washington Valley. Four season outdoor recreational activities abound in this hiking and skiing paradise. North Conway is home to numerous outlet stores, quaint shops, and cafes. New Hampshire has no sales or income tax.

For more information visit http://www.mtwashingtonvalley.org/

 

Deadline: This position will be open until filled.

 

To apply:

Submit resume, cover letter and the names of three references to Director David Smolen via email at dsmolen@conwaypubliclibrary.org.

Please submit files in PDF format. Subject line in email should read "Assistant Library Director Position."

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Executive Director, Society of Arts + Crafts, Boston, MA

Society of Arts + Craft seeks a resilient and visionary Executive Director who is motivated by a demanding environment and embraces the values of teamwork and collaboration. This individual will be versatile and able to rapidly adapt to changing priorities. A proven track record of success in working with boards, staff, communities, and major donors to achieve goals is a must. An innovative, approachable, and hands-on manager, the ED will be a forward-looking and entrepreneurial self-starter with keen business acumen and strong people management skills to deliver results.

Please submit a cover letter and resume with a summary of demonstrable accomplishments to Ms. Wyona Lynch-McWhite, Vice President at SAC@ArtsConsulting.com.

For more information about the position, visit http://artsconsulting.com/employment/society-of-arts-and-crafts-executive-director/.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Administrative Assistant, Public Health Museum, Tewksbury, MA

The Public Health Museum is currently seeking a part-time Administrative assistant position to help oversee the day to day operations of the Museum and to coordinate special events.

Responsibilities include monitoring and responding to emails and telephone requests, organizing museum events, preparing documents for board meetings, helping to coordinate volunteer schedules, and overseeing social media posts.

Depending on the Administrator's strengths, opportunities may also be available in exhibit design, collections care, and other special projects.

The candidate must be comfortable with Microsoft Office Suites products (Word, Excel, etc.), and have experience in social media. A background in museum and website administration is helpful. A bachelor's degree or equivalent is required.

The position is for 15 hrs/week, preferably three 5 hour days, however the schedule is flexible, with some hours of work from home acceptable- some evenings will be required.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to phmuseum@gmail.com.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time

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Director, Access Services, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Harvard University seeks a forward-thinking and collaborative professional to shape the strategic direction for the management of Harvard Library's physical collections, including storage, circulation, lending, and borrowing. The Director of Access Services leads, shapes, and oversees the work of staff engaged in providing services to the Harvard Library community to access research resources in many formats internally within the Harvard Library and externally with a range of partners and information suppliers. 

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Research and Education, this role oversees the day to day management of and optimizes the operational effectiveness and costs of materials delivery, circulation, and storage throughout the Harvard Library. The Director is a key figure in the development of strategic partnerships with Ivy Plus members, ReCAP, and others, through development of policies, procedures, and programs, as well as through the execution of strategies for collective collection development.

 

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

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Library & Research Services Manager, Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP, Boston, MA

The Library and Research Services Manager is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day research and knowledge management functions across the Firm. Additional responsibilities include the management of traditional library materials, attorney research training, and practice group outreach. We envision the Research Services department as a resource for forward thinking information solutions designed to serve the needs of the Firm and its clients.

Job Functions:

  • Establish and direct the strategic goals of the Research Services department.
  • Create strong relationships with attorneys and department leaders to understand how Research Services can align itself with the priorities of the practice groups.
  • Set and meet exemplary service standards.
  • Serve as a resource for special projects directed by the practice groups.
  • Consult with Practice Group Leaders to strategize and implement internal process improvements to advance the collection and dissemination of knowledge and research across the firm.
  • Participate in Firm efforts to synchronize work product and support best practices in the management of Firm data.
  • Develop and implement training programs that reinforce most successful research strategies.
  • Manage the technical services and research functions of the department.
  • Identify and investigate industry trends proactively to help the Firm identify knowledge gaps for development.
  • Ensure the value of the Firm's investment in research tools through continuous monitoring and development of the print and digital collection as well as alternatives in the marketplace.
  • Oversee service providers to ensure standards of excellence are consistently met.
  • Participate in cross departmental improvement efforts with peers in the administrative areas of the Firm.
  • Aggressively manage costs; prepare and manage the annual Research Services budget.

Essential Management Competencies:

  • Use leadership skills to establish effective working relationships throughout the Firm, encourage teamwork, and build consensus in order to meet or exceed departmental standards and Firm objectives.
  • Collaborate with other members of management to ensure departmental and organizational change is effective, efficient, and aligned with the Firm's strategic goals.
  • Delegate, coach, encourage, and motivate staff to attain their highest levels of achievement, productivity, and work satisfaction. Identify and support all training and development.
  • Maintain active lines of communication within and between departments to share knowledge and support collaborative efforts, organizational change, and goal achievement. Develop a committed, competent, and professional staff that works in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect.
  • Maintain sophisticated level of research skills through continuous training and current awareness of new developments, trends and resources.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in a law firm or professional services setting.
  • MS in Library Science, MS in Information Science, or JD preferred.
  • 5+ years of management experience.
  • Advanced proficiency in modern legal research technologies and Knowledge Management strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities and complete diverse assignments on a timely basis.
  • Strong business acumen with a proven track record of leading organizational improvements.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must have minimal physical mobility. Position may occasionally require standing, walking, reaching, and lifting up to 15 pounds.
  • Must have the ability to operate equipment such as a computer and copy machine.
  • Must have the ability to communicate clearly and to read and follow detailed instructions.
  • Must have the ability to prepare assorted documents and other related materials.
  • Must have the ability to work in stressful conditions under time deadlines. 

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Archival Specialist, Hoover Institution at Stanford University, Stanford, CA

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The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of Archival Specialist for the Hoover Institution Library & Archives. The position is a full-time position for a two year fixed-term. 

About Stanford University's Hoover Institution: The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace is a public policy research center devoted to the advanced study of economics, politics, history, and political economy--both domestic and foreign--as well as international affairs. 

Founded in 1919 by Herbert Hoover before he became the thirty-first president of the United States, the Institution began as a repository of historical material gathered at the end of World War I. The library and archives have grown to be among the largest private repositories of documents on twentieth-century political and economic history. Over time the Institution expanded its mission from collecting archival material to conducting advanced research on contemporary history and economics and applying this scholarship to current public policy challenges. 

With its eminent scholars and world-renowned library and archives, the Hoover Institution seeks to improve the human condition by advancing ideas that promote economic opportunity and prosperity while securing and safeguarding peace for America and all humanity.

JOB PURPOSE:

The Archival Specialist performs a variety of complex duties within one or more functional areas of a library. Applies specialized knowledge and/or subject expertise under minimal supervision, exercising a high degree of initiative. May supervise employees and manage a small unit or after hours operations by overseeing daily operations and updating and maintaining facilities and equipment.

The position will assist with descriptive metadata and physical preparations for moving Library & Archives material for transfer to an offsite location and develop machine readable inventory control procedures for the materials to facilitate retrieval for on campus use due to upcoming building renovations. The materials involved are rare and unique formats including manuscript collections, organizational records, audio and video formats, and newspapers.

The Archival Specialist will focus on work with serials and newspapers as a part of the project team of librarians, archivists, and library assistants to survey, rehouse, catalog, label, barcode, and coordinate preservation and conservation treatments as needed for transfer to an offsite facility. 

CORE DUTIES:
  • Correct complex errors in various types of records that enhance discoverability of library resources in our online catalog (e.g. bibliographic records, call number records, item records, holdings records). 
  • Determine subject content of books in different languages and assign Library of Congress call number and subject keywords.
  • Create abbreviated level bibliographic records according to local policies and guidelines, including deriving a record from copy.
  • Perform "enhanced" copy cataloging (e.g. adding a call number to resources that lack classification).
  • Review, add, and modify metadata for digital collections by examining the digital objects and applying guidelines specific to the collection.
ADDITIONAL CORE DUTIES*:
  • Compile detailed finding aids to archival collections.
  • Draft reports for supervisor.
  • Participate in the development of a uniform description environment across Hoover Library and Archives.
  • Will supervise day-to-day work of student and/or temporary workers, including scheduling, assigning, and prioritizing workloads, setting appropriate deadlines, reviewing work for quality and timeliness, and providing performance review input.
*Other duties may also be assigned.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education & Experience:
Two-year college degree plus three or more years of experience in an academic library, or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. One to two years of experience in description of archival or rare materials strongly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated computer literacy with word processing, spreadsheets and communication software such as email.
  • Record of excellent attendance.
  • Experience using or ability to learn one or more library automated systems, proficiency in using SirsiDynix's Symphony preferred.
  • Excellent analytic and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a dynamic, production-oriented environment and the ability to adapt quickly and work under pressure to meet deadlines and production goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain consistent accuracy and attention to detail while maintaining a very high level of productivity.
  • Good keyboarding skills and physical tolerance for at least six hours per day of keying
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member, under pressure, in a highly demanding environment.
  • Proficiency in reading at least one other Western European language besides English.
  • Demonstrated ability to process materials in a wide variety of foreign languages and subjects.
  • Ability to determine basic subject matter of materials and inputs appropriate subject keywords in English.
  • Thorough knowledge of catalog records and MARC21 formats, with the ability to effectively search bibliographic utilities (e.g. OCLC).
  • Ability to work with a variety of non-MARC metadata formats.
  • Ability to work with a variety of digitized physical formats (e.g., images, maps) and languages.
  • Ability to follow and apply the content rules for creating metadata records as specified for individual projects.
  • Ability to locate class numbers corresponding to the main subject using LC's Classification Web database and, as necessary, bibliographic databases.
  • Ability to complete call numbers by assigning appropriate cutter numbers, based on instructions in classification schedules and using LC cutter tables, as well as pre-established cutter numbers, and shelflists against the SUL union catalog.
  • Perform copy cataloging as needed.
  • Performs "level-3" (abbreviated-level) cataloging conforming to current local and national standards.
  • Demonstrated library experience working with serial publications.
  • Demonstrated experience creating and editing metadata for serial print archives.
STRONGLY PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience with complex information systems (e.g., Archivist's Toolkit) or ability to learn them.
  • Experience supervising casual workers or lower level staff.
  • Ability to rapidly learn and implement new cataloging procedures and principles adopted by the Hoover Library and Archives. 
  • Ability to learn, analyze, and utilize existing and emerging metadata standards, such as Dublin Core, EAD and MODS and relevant thesauri or ontologies, as required by special projects. 
  • Familiarity with RDF, XML, and other machine actionable metadata languages, principles of linked data, and ability to work with controlled vocabularies and ontologies preferred. 
  • Flexibility to be organized, productive and effective in a dynamic environment, involved with a variety of simultaneous projects and workflows. 
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to use considerable judgment and initiative.
Certifications and Licenses:
  • None
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
  • Constantly sit, perform desk-based computer tasks. 
  • Work with books and in places that may be dusty.
  • Frequently twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasps lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, writing by hand, kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other).
  • Rarely use a telephone, operate hand controls.
  • Must be able to push and maneuver a fully-loaded cart weighing up to 650 pounds that requires an initial push force up to 50 pounds. Ability to lift 40 pound boxes or bundles.
*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • May work in confined spaces and at heights 4-10 feet; be exposed to dust and mold; work extended hours, evenings and weekends.
WORK STANDARDS:
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients as well as with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

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Preservation Library Specialist, Hoover Institution at Stanford University, Stanford, CA

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The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of Preservation Library Specialist for the Hoover Institution Library & Archives. The position is a two-year fixed term.

About Stanford University's Hoover Institution: The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace is a public policy research center devoted to the advanced study of economics, politics, history, and political economy--both domestic and foreign--as well as international affairs. 

Founded in 1919 by Herbert Hoover before he became the thirty-first president of the United States, the Institution began as a repository of historical material gathered at the end of World War I. The library and archives have grown to be among the largest private repositories of documents on twentieth-century political and economic history. Over time the Institution expanded its mission from collecting archival material to conducting advanced research on contemporary history and economics and applying this scholarship to current public policy challenges. 

With its eminent scholars and world-renowned library and archives, the Hoover Institution seeks to improve the human condition by advancing ideas that promote economic opportunity and prosperity while securing and safeguarding peace for America and all humanity.

JOB PURPOSE:
The Preservation Library Specialist performs a wide range of complex and/or interrelated duties involving a high level of decision making within one or more functional areas of a library. Applies knowledge of overall system and works mostly independently with a high degree of initiative. May supervise employees and manage a unit or after hours' operations by overseeing daily operations and updating and maintaining facilities and equipment.

The position will assist with metadata and physical preparations for moving Library & Archives material for transfer to an offsite location and develop machine readable inventory control procedures for the materials to facilitate retrieval for on campus use due to upcoming building renovations. The materials involved are rare and unique formats including manuscript collections, organizational records, audio and video formats, and newspapers.

The Preservation Library Specialist will focus on work consisting of preservation analysis and rehousing needs, as a part of the project team of librarians, archivists, and library assistants to survey, rehouse, catalog, label, barcode, and coordinate preservation and conservation treatments as needed for transfer to an offsite facility.

CORE DUTIES:

  • Manage daily operations of a unit to include supervision of staff, as well as training and performance evaluation as well as scheduling, assigning, and prioritizing workloads, setting appropriate deadlines, reviewing work for quality and timeliness
  • Perform searching in national database of bibliographic records to identify microfilm or digital replacement copies
  • Manage timecards
  • Use electronic tracking system for inventory of materials in vault, as well as materials in the department
  • Use Library Automated Retrieval System to keep track of library materials
  • May be involved in vendor relations, and host visits and tours for vendors
  • Collect and maintain statistics; produce reports for management
  • Interact with management and colleagues within and outside the functional area
  • Coordinate and perform a wide range of activities, including outreach and education, teaching workshops and offering care and handling classes
  • Troubleshoot and resolve complex technical issues
  • Participate in disaster response. May also direct other responders
  • Create digital documentation and associated metadata

ADDITIONAL CORE DUTIES*:

  • Participate in the development of a uniform description environment across Hoover Library and Archives.

* Other duties may also be assigned.

 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree plus three or more years of experience in an academic library, or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
One to two years of experience in preservation or conservation of rare materials strongly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Substantial knowledge of preservation principles and practices
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience.
  • Ability to communicate library policy (e.g. explain a variety of policies and protocols to various stakeholders.)
  • Ability to apply judgment and initiative in choosing procedures and evaluating alternatives.
  • Experience with library management systems or ability to learn them
  • Demonstrated computer literacy with word processing, spreadsheets, and communication software such as email
  • Demonstrated ability to perform detailed tasks accurately and efficiently (e.g. physical and computer tasks)
STRONGLY PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience with complex information systems (e.g., Archivist's Toolkit) or ability to learn them
  • Experience supervising casual workers or lower level staff
  • Flexibility to be organized, productive and effective in a dynamic environment, involved with a variety of simultaneous projects and workflows. 
  • Strong project management skills.
Certifications and Licenses:
  • None
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
  • Constantly sit, perform desk-based computer tasks. 
  • Work with books and in places that may be dusty.
  • Frequently twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasps lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, writing by hand, kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other).
  • Rarely use a telephone, operate hand controls.
  • Must be able to push and maneuver a fully-loaded cart weighing up to 650 pounds that requires an initial push force up to 50 pounds. Ability to lift 40 pound boxes or bundles.
*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • May work in confined spaces and at heights 4-10 feet; be exposed to dust and mold; work extended hours, evenings and weekends.
WORK STANDARDS:
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients as well as with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

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Archivist, Mercy Health Ministry, St. Louis, MO

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Responsibilities and Qualifications

The Archives serve as the final repository for the historical records of Mercy Health Ministry, including records from hospitals, clinics, shared services, and ministries. These records comprise of histories, photographs, artifacts, publications, audio-visual materials, and other items. The Archivist works to document the history of the ministry by collecting and preserving these materials and making them available to those serving in the Ministry. 

  • Oversees, creates and maintains, archival practices to ensure appropriate preservation and collection of documents and artifacts according to accepted archival practices
  • Identifies, collects, preserves, arranges, stores and makes available for use the enduring archival records in various media forms of the Mercy Health Ministry
  • Collaborates with Mercy Integrated Marketing in preserving archival material and resources related to various digital platforms and video formats  
  • Oversees, maintains and updates the Inventory of Archival holdings to ensure prompt access to documents and information
  • Monitors and maintains appropriate environmental conditions, and takes measures to prevent damage by fire or other disasters
  • Encourage/Assist hospitals and clinics within the health ministry with archives
  • Recommends archival resources for key ministry meetings and initiatives
  • Assist with the preparation of photographic and other displays as needed for public display
  • Responds to requests from Ministry Leaders and other representatives of Mercy
  • Participates in archival organizations as appropriate, and stays abreast of archival practices
  • Supervises staff and volunteers as needed

 

Because you're committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That's why you'll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in archives, library science, history or related field
  • One year experience in an archival or records retention position
  • Certification or working toward certification from the Academy of Certified Archivists
  • Experience in the application of digital technologies used in archives and archiving of digital materials, as well as proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, specifically Word, Access, Excel and Outlook
  • Organizational and managerial skills, which include the ability to establish priorities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to attend to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work alone as well as with others
  • Willingness and ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds
  • Ability to travel when required and stay up to a week at a location away from St. Louis
  • Willingness to develop a thorough understanding of the Sisters of Mercy and Mercy Health Ministry and their related history
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

 

We'll Support You at Work and Home 

Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a "top 100 places to work." We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We're proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.

 

What Makes a Good Match for Mercy 

Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We're also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care - that's just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.

What if I am not ready to apply? Submit your resume here and be considered for future opportunities!

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Distinctive Collections Librarian/Archivist, Villanova University, Villanova, PA

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Reporting to the Director of Distinctive Collections and Digital Engagement, the Distinctive Collections Librarian/Archivist coordinates one or more services or functional programs for archives and/or special collections including: the arrangement and description of distinctive collections materials according to national standards; the acquisition, marketing and management of distinctive collections with a focus on developing new exhibits and outreach activities; the description of digitized materials in the Villanova Digital Library; the coordination and editing of transcriptions across all distinctive collections. Assists in the development and maintenance of relationships with internal and external partners and University Offices, and provides library research consultation in response to user inquiries and instructional activities with faculty relating to archives and special collections materials.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values.

Duties:

  • Coordinates one or more service or functional programs for archival and/or special collection including: the arrangement and description of materials according to national standards; the acquisition, marketing and management of collections with a focus on developing new exhibits and outreach activities; the description of digitized materials in the Villanova Digital Library; the coordination and editing of transcriptions across all distinctive collections.
  • Contributes to acquisition, arrangement, and description of distinctive collections; distinctive collections exhibit and outreach activities; scanning lab operations; historical transcription editing.
  • Responsible for the quality control of scanned images, development of knowledge creation projects, manuscript transcription, the description, access, and exhibition of materials from other distinctive collections, and the creation and uniform construction of metadata descriptions for materials in the Digital Library.
  • Provides library research consultations in response to user inquiries and instructional activities with faculty relating to archives, special collections, and digital library materials.
  • Leads and contributes to programs, goals and strategic initiatives of the Collections and Stewardship area, Falvey Memorial Library, Villanova University, and professional organizations, as appropriate.
  • Performs additional duties and assists with special projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution, or an advance degree in History with an archival concentration, required.
  • 1+ years of experience describing rare materials in a digital library or distinctive collection
  • 1+ years of curation experience for digital and physical exhibits.
  • Knowledge of digital library descriptive and imaging standards.
  • Knowledge of DACSEADDCRM, and other archival and rare materials descriptive and encoding standards.
  • Knowledge of historical transcription editing standards and practices.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Collaborative approach to problem solving and working across organizational boundaries in service of user needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities, exercise flexibility in meeting objectives, effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously, and adjust as circumstances change.
  • Demonstrated interest and enthusiasm for developing and maintaining relationships with diverse user communities.
  • Excellent communication, analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills with the ability to present information and ideas clearly and concisely.
  • High level of creativity, innovation, and strong concept skills.
  • Strong customer service skills including the ability to be responsive to service needs of constituents in a courteous and consistent manner.
  • Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality and integrity according to University Policy regarding archival materials.
  • Knowledge of digital description software (Archivist Toolkit/Archives Space), OCLC Connection, MS office suite.
  • Knowledge of exhibition CMS software platforms, scanning and OCR software and hardware tools and techniques.
  • Knowledge of technology for digital conversion of physical materials, image and audio editing software, and social media management.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • SAA Arrangement & Description certificate, preferred.
  • Knowledge of a 1 or more Romance Languages, preferred.
  • 1+ years of experience editing historical transcriptions, preferred.

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Assistant Cataloging & Systems Librarian, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

The Peabody Essex Museum's Phillips Library seeks a full-time assistant cataloging and systems librarian. The Assistant Cataloging and Systems Librarian will be the primary print cataloger on staff at the Phillips Library and will work to continually improve intellectual and physical access to print collections. The position works work closely with the Print Librarian to identify cataloging revision priorities within the collection, work on diminishing the current backlog, catalog new special collections purchases, and maintain all cataloging related databases. This position also manages and maintains all metadata protocols for digitized library material to be posted into the library's digital platforms.

A Bachelor's Degree and 3 years cataloging experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience are required. Knowledge of library and archival vocabularies, standards, and schemas such as RDA, AACR2, DCRM(B), RBMS vocabularies, LCSH, MARC as well as OCLC Connexion experience. Monograph and serial cataloging experience a must. Team work, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and superior oral and written communication skills and commitment to excellence are required.  Must be able to lift as much as 20 pounds and climb library ladders as high as 12 feet.

TO APPLY:
Please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@pem.org or to Employee Experience, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970.  PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

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Metadata Specialist, Hoover Institution at Stanford University, Stanford, CA

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A cover letter and resume are required for full consideration.

The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of Metadata Specialist for the Hoover Institution Library & Archives. The position is a full-time position for a two year fixed-term. 

About Stanford University's Hoover Institution: The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace is a public policy research center devoted to the advanced study of economics, politics, history, and political economy--both domestic and foreign--as well as international affairs. 

Founded in 1919 by Herbert Hoover before he became the thirty-first president of the United States, the Institution began as a repository of historical material gathered at the end of World War I. The library and archives have grown to be among the largest private repositories of documents on twentieth-century political and economic history. Over time the Institution expanded its mission from collecting archival material to conducting advanced research on contemporary history and economics and applying this scholarship to current public policy challenges. 

With its eminent scholars and world-renowned library and archives, the Hoover Institution seeks to improve the human condition by advancing ideas that promote economic opportunity and prosperity while securing and safeguarding peace for America and all humanity.

JOB PURPOSE:

The Metadata Specialist performs a variety of complex duties within one or more functional areas of a library. Applies specialized knowledge and/or subject expertise under minimal supervision, exercising a high degree of initiative. May supervise employees and manage a small unit or after hours operations by overseeing daily operations and updating and maintaining facilities and equipment.

The position will assist with metadata and physical preparations for moving Library & Archives material for transfer to an offsite location and develop machine readable inventory control procedures for the materials to facilitate retrieval for on campus use due to upcoming building renovations. The materials involved are rare and unique formats including manuscript collections, organizational records, audio and video formats, and newspapers.

The Metadata Specialist will focus on work with serials and newspapers as a part of the project team of librarians, archivists, and library assistants to survey, rehouse, catalog, label, barcode, and coordinate preservation and conservation treatments as needed for transfer to an offsite facility. 

CORE DUTIES:
  • Correct complex errors in various types of records that enhance discoverability of library resources in our online catalog (e.g. bibliographic records, call number records, item records, holdings records). 
  • Determine subject content of books in different languages and assign Library of Congress call number and subject keywords.
  • Create abbreviated level bibliographic records according to local policies and guidelines, including deriving a record from copy.
  • Perform "enhanced" copy cataloging (e.g. adding a call number to resources that lack classification).
  • Review, add, and modify metadata for digital collections by examining the digital objects and applying guidelines specific to the collection.
ADDITIONAL CORE DUTIES*:
  • Participate in the development of a uniform description environment across Hoover Library and Archives.
  • Will supervise day-to-day work of student and/or temporary workers, including scheduling, assigning, and prioritizing workloads, setting appropriate deadlines, reviewing work for quality and timeliness, and providing performance review input.
*Other duties may also be assigned.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education & Experience:
Two-year college degree plus three or more years of experience in an academic library, or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. One to two years of experience in metadata creation with serials and/or rare materials strongly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated computer literacy with word processing, spreadsheets and communication software such as email.
  • Record of excellent attendance.
  • Experience using or ability to learn one or more library automated systems, proficiency in using SirsiDynix's Symphony preferred.
  • Excellent analytic and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a dynamic, production-oriented environment and the ability to adapt quickly and work under pressure to meet deadlines and production goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain consistent accuracy and attention to detail while maintaining a very high level of productivity.
  • Good keyboarding skills and physical tolerance for at least six hours per day of keying.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member, under pressure, in a highly demanding environment.
  • Proficiency in reading at least one other Western European language besides English.
  • Demonstrated ability to process materials in a wide variety of foreign languages and subjects.
  • Ability to determine basic subject matter of materials and inputs appropriate subject keywords in English.
  • Thorough knowledge of catalog records and MARC21 formats, with the ability to effectively search bibliographic utilities (e.g. OCLC).
  • Ability to work with a variety of non-MARC metadata formats.
  • Ability to work with a variety of digitized physical formats (e.g., images, maps) and languages.
  • Ability to follow and apply the content rules for creating metadata records as specified for individual projects.
  • Ability to locate class numbers corresponding to the main subject using LC's Classification Web database and, as necessary, bibliographic databases.
  • Ability to complete call numbers by assigning appropriate cutter numbers, based on instructions in classification schedules and using LC cutter tables, as well as pre-established cutter numbers, and shelflists against the SUL union catalog.
  • Perform copy cataloging as needed.
  • Performs "level-3" (abbreviated-level) cataloging conforming to current local and national standards.
  • Demonstrated library experience working with serial publications.
  • Demonstrated experience creating and editing metadata for serial print archives.
STRONGLY PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Proficiency in reading at least one Slavic language. 
  • Experience with complex information systems (e.g., Archivist's Toolkit) or ability to learn them.
  • Experience supervising casual workers or lower level staff.
  • Ability to rapidly learn and implement new cataloging procedures and principles adopted by the Hoover Library and Archives. 
  • Flexibility to be organized, productive and effective in a dynamic environment, involved with a variety of simultaneous projects and workflows. 
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to use considerable judgment and initiative.
Certifications and Licenses:
  • None
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
  • Constantly sit, perform desk-based computer tasks. 
  • Work with books and in places that may be dusty.
  • Frequently twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasps lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, writing by hand, kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other).
  • Rarely use a telephone, operate hand controls.
  • Must be able to push and maneuver a fully-loaded cart weighing up to 650 pounds that requires an initial push force up to 50 pounds. Ability to lift 40 pound boxes or bundles.
*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • May work in confined spaces and at heights 4-10 feet; be exposed to dust and mold; work extended hours, evenings and weekends.
WORK STANDARDS:
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients as well as with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

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Head of Talking Book Library Services, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

Due to a retirement, the Worcester Public Library is seeking candidates for the position of Head of Talking Book Library Services! This is a high-level professional supervisory position under the overall direction of the Head Librarian with overall responsibility for exceptional service provided to individuals with a vision impairment, physical or reading disability. This position will primarily be responsible for the overall management and leadership of the Worcester Talking Book Library Services Division, of the Worcester Public Library.

 

This position works with all WPL divisions in promoting and providing accessible services and materials. The person in this position will also collaborate with regional Library organizations and directors of regional blindness/disability service agencies to promote the resources and programs provided by the Worcester TBL. The ideal person in this position will possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills and have experience working with diverse populations in an urban environment.

 

More information about the Worcester Talking Book Library Services can be found at www.talkingbook.mywpl.org

 

For a Full Job Description Visit: mywpl.org/jobs-wpl

 

To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter on or before Friday, May 25, 2018, to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. EOE/ AA employer. Preference is given to Worcester Residents.

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Project Archivist, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Project Archivist (Temporary Position)

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The George Mason University Libraries seek to fill the temporary position of Project Archivist, in the Special Collections Research Center. The Special Collections Research Center is the unit within George Mason University Libraries charged with acquiring, documenting, preserving, and providing access to primary research collections and documents. SCRC also manages the non-current and archival records of George Mason University, is responsible for the administration of, and preservation and access to, the University's theses and dissertations, and undertakes, through its Oral History program, the creation of audiovisual documentary resources. SCRC also adds value to its holdings through selective digitization and through interpretive exhibits, instruction, and programming. 

The Project Archivist supports Special Collections Research Center goals in the areas of digitizing and providing access to selected materials from the C-SPAN records. Specifically, the Project Archivist will perform complex and specialized duties as follows: apply current best practices to managing digitization projects; upload images and metadata to Omeka S platform for presentation of select digital materials from manuscript collection(s); participate in formulating workflow(s), policy enhancements and streamlining procedures for digital collections; create and maintain best practice documentation for scanning, file naming, and quality control; initiate and respond to complex communications in carrying out daily operations of functional area in person, in writing, via telephone and e-mail and social media tools; participate within SCRC in working groups and committees as appropriate. 

George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. 

The Project Archivist is an 18-24 month temporary position, and reports to the Manuscripts and Archives Librarian. 

The Project Archivist is responsible for:

  • Responsible for identifying and digitizing selected paper, photographic, ephemeral and audio-visual materials from the C-SPAN records.
  • Provides accurate metadata for digital files using the Archivists' Toolkit database, narrative descriptions for manuscript collections and digital collections, and other research sources.
  • Creates metadata information in spreadsheets, and links information to digital objects records within digital repository Omeka S.
  • Assures appropriate handling, physical housing, and storage of collection materials.
  • Identifies and refers items as necessary for preservation.
  • Works closely with the SCRC Digital Projects Committee in creation of digital and on-site resources that reflect digitization and processing standards consistent with best practices.
  • Participates in outreach and curatorial activities, which may include reference and research consultation, instruction, exhibits, publications, and programs.
  • Participates in selected professional activities in the SCRC department, which may include public service, program assistance, policy development, and planning.
  • Participates in the professional life of the Libraries and the University.
  • Reports statistics throughout the year and in the annual report. These statistics include data on digitization, description, images uploaded, and any other information pertinent for reporting purposes.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA accredited MLS with archives concentration from an ALA accredited program, or concentration in archives combined with graduate degree in history or related discipline.
  • Experience working with digital collections (scanning, metadata description, presentation platforms) using best practices and standards.
  • Experience in project management.
  • Experience in archival processing (appraisal, arrangement and description) in an automated / digital environment.
  • Experience with multiple formats, including textual, visual, audio, both analog and digital.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current archival theory, practice, and standards.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with scanning software and best practices.
  • Ability to plan, prioritize work, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Must have driver's license, ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs. and to climb ladders.
  • Ability to build collaborative and mutually beneficial working relationships with people of varying backgrounds

The following education and/or skill sets are preferred:

  • Experience working in a special collections environment in a university setting.
  • Familiarity with preservation and conservation issues and practices.
  • Familiarity with DACSEADLCTGM.

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Bibliographic Researcher & Document Delivery Assistant, Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA

Bibliographic Researcher and Document Delivery Assistant

 

Harvard Law School Library is looking for a Bibliographic Researcher and Document Delivery Assistant to help the Faculty Research and Information Delivery Assistance (FRIDA) team. 

Duties include processing materials, books, and articles for faculty members; walking to libraries across campus to get books; delivering books to faculty offices; picking up books from faculty offices; scanning articles and chapters; processing routing materials; searching materials in Harvard's online catalog, and other duties.

Up to 15 hours a week at $11 an hour. 

Times and days are generally flexible.

 

Send Resume to George Taoultsides: gtaoultsides@law.harvard.edu

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Health Science Librarian, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Health Science Librarian

Assistant University Librarian

The George A. Smathers Libraries seek a creative and service-oriented liaison librarian at the Health Science Center Library. The Health Science Librarian provides reference assistance and consultations, instruction, outreach, and collection management for the entire College of Pharmacy and the department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics in the College of Medicine. This 12-month, tenure-track faculty position serves as a member of the Biomedical and Health Information Services (BHIS) team, and provides services in a variety of modes (in person, phone, email, "house calls"). The position is responsible for special projects as assigned, such as collection reviews, development of web-based resources, and service evaluation.  The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Health Science Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. 

To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Health Science Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and perspectives in work activities. The Health Science Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

 

The search will remain open until June 26, 2018, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

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

 

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

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Administrative Assistant, Armenian Museum of America, Watertown, MA

The Armenian Museum of America is looking for a part-time administrative assistant to provide administrative support across the organization.

Responsibilities include: accepting new memberships and compiling new member packets; creating an efficient system for membership renewal reminders and processing; drafting donor acknowledgment letters and updating the donor database; organization and filing of internal office records, including confidential materials; general office administration and support.

Qualifications: Strong written and verbal communication skills; strong working knowledge of the Microsoft suites; experience managing membership and donor information; organizational and interpersonal skills; confidence working as an individual contributor and within a team environment; working knowledge of PastPerfect a plus.

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to info@armenianmuseum.org.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time

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Executive Director, American Precision Museum, Windsor, VT

American Precision Museum, founded in 1966, located in Windsor, Vermont, is housed in a National Historic Landmark building and holds one of the finest collections of early machine tools in the nation. Exhibits are open to the public daily from late May ‐ October.

The museum's mission is to capture the imaginations of young and old with the spirit of innovation, problem solving and design, as demonstrated through the dynamic story of the machines and people which form the foundation and future of manufacturing in America.

The Board of Trustees seeks a full time Executive Director to implement the mission in innovative and creative ways. Responsibilities include leading the museum's daily operations, developing and managing an annual budget, and overseeing a small staff.

The successful candidate will have the leadership skills to represent the organization effectively to all stakeholders and the public. He or she will be a results‐driven, high‐energy professional of unquestionable integrity and dedication who enjoys taking on new challenges and multi‐tasking. The position requires proven experience in project management, fund‐raising, grant writing, donor stewardship, and program development. A Bachelors degree in a relevant area of study is required with a minimum 2 - 3 years' experience in museum management. Experience in the machine tool industry is highly desired. Salary will be negotiated based on experience.

Please see the full full position description at http://www.americanprecision.org/about/employment.

To apply, please send a one page letter of intent with a two page resume to Chair, Search Committee, at info@americanprecision.org.

The deadline for submission is June 15. Please, no phone calls.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Teacher Librarianship, School of Information Studies, Wagga Wagga, Australia

The School of Information Studies at Charles Sturt University in Australia is advertising for a continuing position as Lecturer/Senior lecturer in Teacher Librarianship. Please see information at the below.

http://external-jobs.csu.edu.au/cw/en/job/492476/lecturersenior-lecturer-in-teacher-librarianship

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Call for Papers: Information Discovery & Delivery

Information Discovery and Delivery aims to cover information discovery and access for digital information researchers. This includes educators, knowledge professionals in education and cultural organizations, knowledge managers in media, health care and government, as well as librarians. The journal publishes research and practice which explores the digital information supply chain ie transport, flows, tracking, exchange and sharing, including within and between libraries. It is also interested in digital information capture, packaging and storage by "collectors" of all kinds.

Information is widely defined, including but not limited to:

  • Records
  • Documents
  • Learning objects
  • Visual and sound files
  • Data and metadata and
  • User-generated content (social media data analytics, big data, data mining, etc).


The journal is also looking for quality papers on the following specific themes:

  • Open Educational Resource Discovery and Delivery
  • Higher Education Information Discovery, Analytics, and Dissemination
  • Applications in Learning Analytics and Educational Data Mining
  • Information aggregation and fusion
  • Perspectives on medical information
  • Image discovery and delivery
  • Managing Big Online/Social Media Data
  • Query log analysis
  • Disciplinary information discovery and delivery services (i.e., medical, legal, business, educational)
  • Emerging applications and systems for information discovery and delivery


Further enquiries can be directed to Dr. Wu He (whe@odu.edu) at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA.

The journal website is at 

http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=idd

To submit your paper, please go to the journal website at

https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/idd

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Data Librarian, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL

Application review will begin June 1 and continue until the position is filled.

The Florida Institute of Technology seeks an energetic, service-oriented individual to join the Evans Library as a Data Librarian. This is a full-time faculty position reporting to the Head of Data Services.  The Data Librarian will develop service and instruction to assist faculty and students in analyzing, managing and visualizing data resulting from research projects and varying disciplines.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Consults on grant requirements related to data management, data sharing, and publication. Participates on research teams providing data management consultation and research data services.
  • Collects, organizes, analyzes, and creates visualizations of data related to publication and research impact.
  • Engages the campus in broader conversations surrounding e-science and e-scholarship initiatives.
  • Forges new collaborations and relationships that extend the Library's capacity to support the university's interdisciplinary initiatives and emerging technologies.
  • Assists with the establishment of standards and best practices for managing, sharing and displaying data university wide.
  • Tests new tools and visualization frameworks.
  • Serves as liaison to science and engineering departments promoting library resources and services.
  • Provides proactive research support to meet information needs of students and faculty.
  • Serves on Library and university committees.
  • Represents Florida Tech as needed at regional and national conferences and meetings.
  • Keeps current with relevant research in of higher education library trends.

 

Experience and Education:
Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library and Information Science
  • Subject expertise in a data-intensive discipline
  • Knowledge of national and international trends in data management and curation
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience using tools for metadata manipulation and knowledge of metadata standards
  • Experience using statistical software applications, such as Excel, R, JMP or SPSS
  • Experience with data visualization software and tools
  • Research laboratory experience

 

About Florida Institute of Technology
Founded at the dawn of the Space Race in 1958, Florida Tech is the only independent, technological university in the Southeast. PayScale.com ranks graduates' mid-career median Salaries among the nation's best. The university is a Tier 1 Best National University in U.S. News & World Report and is one of just nine schools in Florida lauded by the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Times Higher Education has ranked Florida Tech one of the top 20 small universities in the world and named it one of the top universities in the United States. Florida Tech offers undergraduate, Master's and doctoral programs. Fields of study include engineering, science, aeronautics, business, mathematics, cybersecurity, psychology, humanities, communication and education. Find additional information at www.fit.edu.

About Evans Library
The mission of the Evans Library is to enable our students and faculty to positively influence the society in which they live by creating an exceptional learning and discovery environment. The Libraries will enhance their support by creating and sustaining an intuitive and trusted information environment in a culturally and technologically superior setting. Florida Tech Libraries are committed to developing innovative services, programs, spaces, strategies, and systems that promote discovery, dialogue, learning, and the nourishment of the human spirit.

Application Procedures
Consideration of candidates will begin June 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.  Ideally, candidates should be prepared to begin on August 1, 2018.
To apply for this position please visit: https://fit.hiretouch.com/home/jobs-board/job-details?jobID=48015&job=data-librarian and upload

  1. a detailed cover letter addressing how your experience matches the qualifications,
  2. a curriculum vitae, and
  3. names and contact information, including email and phone number, of at least three references.

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Library Technicians, LAC Federal, Washington DC

LAC Federal is seeking Library Technicians to support a project processing East Asian language materials for a major Federal library in the Washington, DC area. This is a long term full time (40 hour a week; Monday to Friday) benefited contract position. Project is expected to start by 1st week of July.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Use an Integrated Library System (ILS) to prepare serials and other multipart publications for binding.
  • In addition to binding preparations, staff will update library holdings, shift collections to accommodate growth, pin and link serial volumes to manage inventory and re-shelve material.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working with an Integrated Library System (Voyager preferred) to manage serials in Asian languages
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately and follow complex directions
  • Knowledge of either Japanese or Korean is preferred, but not required


To apply, visit: https://goo.gl/y7EdYc

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Call for Chapters: The Information Literacy Framework

Call for Chapters

The Information Literacy Framework: Case Studies of Successful Implementation

Chapter proposals are invited to this volume, to be published by Rowman & Littlefield as part of the ALISE Book Series. The book will be edited by Heidi Julien (University at Buffalo), and Melissa Gross and Don Latham (Florida State University). The book's working title is "The Information Literacy Framework:  Case Studies of Successful Implementation." It is intended to help demystify how to incorporate ACRL'sFramework for Information Literacy for Higher Education into information literacy instruction in higher education as well as how to teach the new Framework to pre-service librarians as part of their professional preparation.

The book will bring together current case studies from academic librarians who are implementing the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education as well as cases from Library and Information Science faculty, who are working to prepare their pre-service students to practice in the new instructional environment.

Individual chapters will describe how a library is implementing the Framework, or how the Framework is being taught to pre-service librarians. Chapters will focus on successes, while acknowledging challenges.

Authors are expected to be reflective and tie their narratives to existing literature and to theory.

Instructional librarians, administrators, educators, and students will benefit from the experiences of the people on the ground who are actively working to make the transition to the Framework in their professional practice.

Chapter proposals (approx. 500 words) are due August 1, 2018. Authors will be notified by September 1, 2018 whether their proposal has been selected for expansion to a full chapter. Full chapters will be about 5000 words in length, and will be due March 1, 2019.

Send chapter proposals to: Heidi Julien (heidijul@buffalo.edu).

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Call for Papers: Journal of Archival Organizations

The Journal of Archival Organization is an international journal encompassing all aspects of the arrangement, description, and provision of access to all forms of archival materials. Articles on processing techniques and procedures, preparation of finding aids, and cataloging of archival and manuscript collections in accordance with MARC, AACR2, and other rules, standards, and cataloging conventions, management and staffing issues related to archival organizations are only part of what is featured in this publication on a regular basis.

 

Possible topics for this special issue on Archival Education may include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching methodology, curricula, and varied approaches to instruction of  archival science principles.
  • Perspective from administrators, faculty, students, and their respective roles in regard to their unique roles in the education process.  
  • Education on various academic levels including pre-college, undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate.
  • New and innovative methods of teaching and learning in the 21st century.
  • Internships and hands-on learning initiatives outside of the classroom.
  • Present and future observations on the state of archival education and the profession overall.

For more information about this special issue please contact Alan Delozier, Seton Hall University at Alan.Delozier@shu.edu.

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Head of Metadata & Discovery, UConn Library, Storrs, CT

Head of Metadata & Discovery Opening at the UConn Library 

Under the general direction of the Associate University Librarian for Collections & Discovery, the Head of Metadata & Discovery innovates, leads, and actively participates in strategies to maintain, enhance, and positively transform UConn Library data and systems for managing collections and powering discovery. This position manages and supervises the Metadata & Discovery Unit, which is responsible both for metadata and inventory management and for the administration and development of the Library's Alma and Primo systems. In addition, this position provides leadership for the metadata- and inventory- focused work of the UConn Health and Law School libraries. Within this context, this position requires an advanced proficiency with current and emerging metadata standards, models, and applications, an advanced understanding of library management and discovery systems, and a user-focused orientation and a working style that embraces collaboration in a complex and dynamic work environment. Along with all UConn Library personnel, the Head of Metadata & Discovery makes a positive contribution to a culture of inclusion and respect in all interactions within the Library and across the University

 

Appointment Terms

This is a full time position based in Storrs with an anticipated start date of August, 2018. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn and a highly desirable work environment. Salary and rank are dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience. 

 

To Apply

Applications must be submitted online using UConn Jobs at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions (reference search #2018556) and include acover letterdetailed resume, and contact information for three professional references.

 

Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to khara.leon@uconn.edu.

To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by June 10, 2018. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018556) 

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International Congress on Metadata 2018: The Revolution of Data

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

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

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

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

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

This position is for you if:

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

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

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

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

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

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Teen & Children's Substitute Librarians, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

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

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

This position is for you if:

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

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

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

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

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

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Contract Audiovisual Archivist, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, DC

Job Opening Title: Smithsonian Institution Archives contractor position - Washington, DC

Institution/Organization Name: Smithsonian Institution Archives

Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Washington, DC

Application Deadline: June 1, 2018

Link to job posting: https://siarchives.si.edu/sites/default/files/pdfs/jobs/SIA_RFQ_Digital_Video_Preservation_05-04-2018.pdf

Job Description: The Smithsonian Institution Archives is seeking a Firm Fixed Price bid for a contract audiovisual archivist for 2000 hours to assess and process electronic records from the Science Media Group (SMG) Video Collections from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO).

Please see the Request For Quote (RFQ) and Statement of Work (SOW) at https://siarchives.si.edu/sites/default/files/pdfs/jobs/SIA_RFQ_Digital_Video_Preservation_05-04-2018.pdf.

Bids must be submitted via email to Lynda Schmitz Fuhrig (schmitzfuhrigl@si.edu) and cc'd to RoseMaria Estevez (estevezrm@si.edu) by 5 p.m. Eastern, Friday, June 1, 2018.

This project received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.

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Supervisory Librarian, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Washington, DC: Supervisory Librarian (Preservation) (Head, Paper Conservation Section), Library of Congress

This position is located in the Paper Conservation Section, Conservation Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services. The Conservation Section is responsible for all work related to the assessment, stabilization, and conservation treatment of artifacts on paper and other substrates in the Library's special collections and works closely with all custodial divisional representatives to develop, establish, coordinate and carry out a comprehensive, Library-wide conservation treatment program appropriate to the collections' needs. The incumbent serves as Section Head and is responsible for work conducted in this section, which includes assessments, surveys, evaluations, treatments, documentation, and housing of paper format collections and paper artifacts; preparation work for exhibitions; research into optimizing paper conservation treatment methods and protocols; participation in the division's intern program and other teaching and training programs; and creation of publications, reports, and guidelines.

The position description number for this position is 209488.

This position has no promotion potential.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities

As Section Head, manages and supervises staff at grade levels GS-05 through GS-12. Provides administrative and technical supervision needed for accomplishing the section's work. Performs administrative and human resources management tasks related to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system and ongoing informal discussions throughout the year. Develops work improvement plans to improve productivity and/or the quality of conservation services. Ensures subordinates receive training to successfully perform and fully comply with Library of Congress regulations. Ensures personnel management in the organizational entity under supervision is accomplished without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, handicap, or national origin. 

Plans, distributes, and reviews conservation activities undertaken by Paper Conservation Section staff. Oversees all section activities performed by staff and contractors, including conducting condition surveys of internal collections and individual items, technical analyses, developing treatment plans and selecting or designing and creating appropriate housings, conducting conservation treatment, documenting item condition and treatment, and preparing collections items for digitalization, loan, move, exhibition, and other usage preparations for such paper-based items as broadsides, charts, drawings, graphic prints, manuscripts, maps, posters and sketches. 

Upon request by the Chief of the Conservation Division, designs centralized and mission-specific projects using established and/or proposed program objectives. Manages divisional programs and projects with a focused, mission-specific scope. Identifies and implements needed actions concerning development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of preservation programs and projects. Submits program goals and reports annual results to the Division Chief.

Develops, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians, curators, facilities staff, Capitol Police, and other specialists to share resources and information to coordinate workflow, project planning and policy development in the Library. As a consultant, provides technical recommendations on the conservation and/or preservation of Library materials.

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Archives Technician, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX

Job Opening Title: Archives Technician

Institution/Organization Name: Trinity University

Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): San Antonio, TX, USA

Application Deadline: May 18, 2018

Link to job posting: https://inside.trinity.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities/temporary/16456 

Years of experience required: 1-3

Start Date: June 4th 

End Date: August 24th 

Work Schedule: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Summary:
The Coates Library seeks applications from highly motivated, innovative, and collaborative professionals to join our library in a summer 2018 term position as archives technician. Working exclusively in Special Collections and Archives and reporting to the university archivist, the archives technician will be responsible for digitizing a wide array of analog collections and university publications, theses, and other print materials according to best practices.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organize project materials to be digitized, including photos, memorabilia, scrapbooks, slides, negatives, videotapes, and film reels
  • Photograph 3D objects and create master and derivative archival image files
  • Digitize film, negatives, photos, and slides
  • Operate various scanning and audio-visual digitization equipment
  • Follow specific procedures for processing, digitization, editing, and preservation of project materials
  • Crop, clean, and color-correct photos in Photoshop
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned

Skills Preferred:

  • Knowledge of digital preservation theory and practice, including best practices, current technologies, relevant metadata, and file format standards
  • Experience with or demonstrated aptitude to learn digital preservation management software(s)
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, time management, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, including working with people with diverse backgrounds
  • Strong desktop computer skills: Windows or Mac, Excel, Photoshop, File Management
  • Knowledge of and interest in photography, video, and audio
  • Ability to lift and shift boxes weighing up to 50 pounds

Education Requirements:
Requirement: Bachelor's Degree.

Preferred: Master's degree in library/information science or a related field, preferably with archives concentration.

Will consider candidates with considerable coursework completed in the archives concentration.

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Assistant Photo Archivist, Museum of the City of New York, New York City, NY

The Museum looks for enthusiastic, energetic, and professional individuals to be part of our team through a variety of opportunities including permanent staff positions, grant-funded positions, internships and volunteer positions. 

The Museum is committed to fostering a collaborative and respectful work environment with a staff as diverse as New York City and the audiences who are curious about learning more about its history and engaging in contemporary urban issues. Our staff members are dedicated to working towards a common goal: creating the most dynamic and inspiring city museum in the world.

The Museum of the City of New York is an equal opportunity employer. As such, the Museum provides equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants without unlawful discrimination with respect to age, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identification, marital status, military status or veteran, national origin, political association, political/personal convictions, predisposing genetic characteristics, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, geographic location, philosophies, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws, in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, training, compensation, promotion, demotion, transfer, lay-off, and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. All employment-related decisions are based solely on relevant criteria including training, experience, and suitability.

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Contract Project Archivist, Nicolet College, Rhinelander, WI

Job Opening Title: Project archivist (Contract-type)

Institution/Organization Name: Nicolet College (Nicolet Area Technical College)

Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Rhinelander, WI

Job Description: Nicolet College is seeking an archivist with knowledge and expertise to do a thorough inventory of stored documents, photos, slides and other items; organize and catalog the collection; safely and responsibly preserve the original items; assist in deaccessioning less relevant items; and provide basic training and a manual/guide to assist Nicolet staff in continuing and maintaining the collection going forward. The archivist will also digitize and publish on a website, LibGuide, or some other accessible format some of the more engaging items such as photos, slides, historic newspapers, etc. If funding and time allow, this professional will assist in conducting some oral histories/interviews that can be done with people who have longstanding ties with Nicolet.

This would be a contractor-type position that would allow for hours to be set independently. There is no determined a set end date to this project. There is flexibility in a mixture of on campus work and some ability to work remotely. When working in Rhinelander, there would be reimbursement for mileage, hotel and food expenses at the standard Wisconsin State approved rate. The anticipated hourly rate is $20-$25/hr., after coming to some agreement regarding the time and duration of the project once there is understanding of what will be required in order to meet the objectives above.

Interested candidates should contact Nora Craven, Manager of Library Services, at Nicolet College. 715.365.4576 or via e-mail at ncraven@nicoletcollege.edu.

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Library Assistant II/Technology 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 computers, networks, hardware & software. Ability to perform under pressure, ability to work with library staff and a diverse general public in a tactful and courteous manner; excellent 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: Assisting the Head of Technology with software updates and hardware maintenance; Participating in educational programming for the community; Helping library patrons research and locate materials and information, providing assistance with digital materials, answering telephones, checking items in and out, registering patrons, account maintenance and other general 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; knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud, WordPress and app creation.

 

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.

 

$24.59 per hour, pro-rated paid time off

no health or retirement benefits

 

 

Deadline to apply:  June 8, 2018

 

Qualified candidates should submit, preferably in ONE complete pdf:

  • Completed City of Waltham employment application

https://www.city.waltham.ma.us/human-resources-department )

  • Resume
  • Letter of interest and
  • Three letters of professional reference to:

 

Mary Gullotti

Human Resources Department, 119 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451

MGullotti@city.waltham.ma.us  /  781-314-3356

 

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Library Assistant, Audio-Visual, Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

Waltham Public Library -Part-time

Library Assistant II - Audio-Visual Specialist

 

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 materials and information, providing assistance with digital materials, answering telephones, checking items in and out, registering patrons, account maintenance and other general 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 outreach.

 

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.

 

$24.59 per hour, pro-rated paid time off

no health or retirement benefits

 

 

Deadline to apply:  June 8, 2018

 

Qualified candidates should submit, preferably in ONE complete pdf:

Completed City of Waltham employment application

https://www.city.waltham.ma.us/human-resources-department )

  • Resume
  • Letter of interest and
  • Three letters of professional reference to:

 

Mary Gullotti

Human Resources Department, 119 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451

MGullotti@city.waltham.ma.us  /  781-314-3356

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Library Assistant, Document Delivery, Tisch Library, Tufts University, Medford, MA

Library Assistant, Document Delivery - Tisch Library - (18001267)

Tisch Library supports Tufts' School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering, providing the services and resources to assist members of the Tufts community in their teaching, learning and research. Tisch Library provides collections, expertise, and technology-rich environments to support the creation and dissemination of scholarship. The Access Services Department ensures timely and effective access to library facilities and collections through its circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan and stack management services; in addition, it provides basic reference services and supports the printing/copying/scanning needs of library patrons.

The Library Assistant, Document Delivery will:

  • process borrowing and lending Interlibrary loan requests using ILLiad;
  • hire, train and supervise student assistants;
  • manage streaming media for faculty use on the learning management system.
  • Copy, upload and distribute streamed films to faculty; maintain and organize streaming media server;
  • serve on the circulation desk as needed: circulate library materials; identify and troubleshoot problems; accept payment for library fines;
  • and maintain daily operations in absence of the department coordinator.

To apply, click here.

Qualifications
Basic Requirements:

  • BA/BS or established success in a customer service environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
  • Experience with MS-Office products.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with fair use, copyright and best practices in resource sharing.

Special Work Schedule Requirements:

  • May be required to modify work schedule to ensure consistent service coverage.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.


Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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Emerging Technologies Librarian, Pelham Public Library, Pelham, NH

Emerging Technologies Librarian, Pelham Public Library, Pelham, NH

The Pelham Public Library in Pelham, NH (pop. 12, 897) seeks an innovative technology librarian to join our team. This full time position will manage the technology inside the library, as well as our online presence. Additional duties include covering a public service desk one night per week and weekend hours on a rotation.

A Masters in Library Science and a minimum of two years of professional library experience is required, with at least one year working with emerging technologies. Specialized education, training or experience may be substituted for part of the educational requirement.  Experience with Koha, Userful, HTML, SQL, and Niche Academy a plus.

Position overview:

  • Manages administrative aspects of the integrated library system
    • Manage and plan related software, upgrades, and backups.
    • Train staff on advanced features of the ILS, such as generation and analysis of reports.
    • Resolve technical issues related to the staff and public interfaces
  • Liaison with Town IT Department as needed
  • Manages electronic library resources/digital content - books, audios, films, and databases
    • Facilitate vendor relationships, including evaluation, upgrades and support
  • Monitors trends and implementation of software, hardware, and handhelds for patrons and librarians
  • Maintains and updates library's webpage, portal page, electronic newsletters and social media channel
    • Interpret and implement data derived from web analytics
    • Analyze and address web page design based on library needs
    • Maintain and update Pelham Public Library website
    • Train staff on content management
  • Troubleshoots issues with public computers, Userful, and Koha.
  • Provides direct patron support
  • Offer "Tech & Device Drop In"
  • Present workshops on social media networking, privacy instruction, popular mobile apps
  • Create online instructional materials
  • Liaison, along with Children's and Young Adult Librarians, to Pelham schools

Salary range is $43,000-$50,000 with excellent Town benefits package.

Open until filled but application review will begin June 1, 2017.

Please submit resume, cover letter and samples of your digital portfolio (such as statistical spreadsheet, webpage, blog, or other digital content you created) to Rita Gavelis, Library Director.

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Rare Books Librarian, Special Collections Research Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

The University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center seeks an enthusiastic and forward-thinking library/archives professional to attentively develop and promote its diverse collections of rare books and printed materials. The incumbent will serve faculty and students in a variety of disciplines across the curriculum and provide specialized reference, access, outreach, exhibition development, and instruction as part of the Research Services & Education team. Additionally, the position will administer the King Library Press and associated endowed fund, work closely with donors, collaborate with departments and administration across UK Libraries functions, and will have purchasing responsibilities for specific endowments associated with the development of the rare books and printed materials collections. This is a full-time, tenure-track position.

 

For more details and application instructions, please visit: ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/184169

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Curator, Archives of Women of the Southwest, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

Job Description

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If interested in applying for this position, please go to the SMU web page:

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Curator, Archives of Women of the Southwest

DeGolyer Library

Southern Methodist University

Dallas, Texas

The DeGolyer Library seeks a qualified professional for the curation, arrangement, and description of manuscript collections, personal papers, and other materials in the Archives of Women of the Southwest. The person in this position may supervise student workers, interns, or volunteers assigned to processing tasks. He or she reports to the director of the DeGolyer.

The DeGolyer Library is the principal repository at SMU for special collections in the humanities, the history of business, and the history of science and technology. Its rare books, manuscripts, photographs, maps, and other materials are available to all SMU students, faculty, visiting scholars, and other researchers. DeGolyer Library's holdings of primary sources are supported by exhibitions, lectures, publications, and other events. Dedicated to enhancing scholarship and teaching at SMU, the DeGolyer Library is charged with maintaining and building its various collections "for study, research, and pleasure."

Library holdings consist of over 150,000 rare books, over 2.5 million manuscripts, several thousand maps, a large and growing collection of ephemera, and a collection of over 1,000,000 photographs. The Library employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff, complemented by a student workforce. More information can be found at the Library's web site: www.smu.edu/cul/degolyer


Established in 1993, the Archives of Women of the Southwest is one of the special collections of DeGolyer Library. The primary mission of the Archives of Women of the Southwest is to document the historical experience of western women, with a special emphasis on the region that includes Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, and the Spanish Borderlands. The position is supported by an endowment recently raised for the purpose.

Housed in the DeGolyer Library, the Archives currently has over 200 accessions. The collections include letters, diaries, speeches, photographs, scrapbooks, organizational records, ephemera, periodicals, and other print, audio and video materials.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Collection development: the curator should be able to cultivate donors and to work effectively with individuals, families, and organizations, paying particular attention to the legal issues involved in the transfer of materials to the library. In addition to archival collections, the curator may also play a role in the selection of other primary materials in women's history, including books, pamphlets, broadsides, and other media. The curator will also help coordinate semi-annual meetings of the advisory board of the Archives of Women of the Southwest and keep the board apprised of needs and opportunities.

Processing: the curator will process incoming and existing collections and create finding aids.  He or she will be familiar with the application of standards for manuscript and archival description such as DACS and EAD; demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in an ever-changing technological environment; have the ability to compose clear, concise descriptions, as demonstrated in a finding aid/other functional document; have strong analytical, problem-solving, decision-making skills; and have the ability to work in a collegial setting and to communicate effectively, in writing and in speaking.  She or he will also work with the libraries' digitization unit on digital collections and digital preservation projects.

Reference: the curator will provide reference services in person, through email, and over the telephone. He or she will consult with SMU students and other researchers about their projects and advise them on the use of library finding aids such as reference books, collection guides, databases, and indexes as well as tools available via the internet. The curator will advise in the selection of short-term visiting research fellows. All staff work regular shifts in the reading room.

Instruction/Outreach: In collaboration with other members of the staff, provide high quality instruction using special collections materials to diverse audiences, principally classes of undergraduate and graduate students but also community groups, alumni, and others.

Research: the person in this position will curate exhibitions, contribute to library publications (in print and online), and develop areas of professional expertise through research, writing, publication, and involvement in local, regional, and national organizations.

Regular hours are 8:30-5, M-F. Occasional night or weekend work may be required for special events.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program or advanced degree in a related discipline with professional experience in archives or special collections.

Candidate must be mobile, able to lift up to 40 pounds, climb ladders, push carts, and stand and sit for long periods. Exposure to dust and other foreign objects is routinely part of the processing experience as collections are acquired.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

A second master's degree in women's studies, American history, literature, or a related field.

One to three years' experience processing archival collections and writing finding aids.

Archival certification.

Experience in use of an integrated library system; knowledge/awareness of current trends in digitization of rare/unique original research materials, and of metadata formats; experience with social media in a special collections library.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted online through the SMU Human Resources site and must include a c. v, cover letter, and a list of three references with contact information. This position is subject to the University's background check policy. Salary will range from $47,000-$54,000, depending on qualifications and experiences. This is designed as an entry-level / early career position. SMU offers a full range of benefits, including health insurance, retirement plans, and tuition benefits for employees and families.

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Director of Education & Experience, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA

Worcester Art Museum Director of Education and Experience The Worcester Art Museum seeks a dynamic Director of Education and Experience with at least 5 years of senior experience in a cultural institution, a masters in relevant fields, and the desire to become part of our community. Guided by the Museum's new mission statement - connecting visitors, communities, and cultures via the experience of art -the Director of Education and Experience oversees all education focused activities.

This position will play a key role in helping to shape the Museum's narrative, as we position ourselves as a regional force and redistribute our galleries in connection with an ambitious Campus Master Plan. Founded in 1898, the Museum has a highly distinguished history in engaging audiences and being part of the social glue. One of the first art institutions in the country to partner with the local school system, we also developed partnerships with social service providers, the regional arts community, and have a long history in running one of the largest youth and adult studio art class programs regionally.

Our collection has about 38,000 objects, with strengths in European, American, and Asian Art, as well as the ancient Mediterranean and the ancient Americas; we are also known for our superlative collection of works on paper and a recent acquisition of 2000 objects from the Higgins Collection of arms and armor. The latter collection ranks second in the Americas only to the Metropolitan Museum, and has galvanized WAM's ambition to redefine its institutional narrative to better serve its core constituencies in central Massachusetts and the greater Boston area.

A direct report to the C. Jean and Myles McDonough Director, the Director of Education and Experience is part of the leadership team, collaborates across the museum, and focuses particularly on exhibition planning and interpretation, general educational programming, and studio art classes.

The successful candidate will focus on balancing financial imperatives with an impact on audiences and developing appealing projects for our expanding audiences. Leading and motivating eight full- and part-time staff, the position manages an annual budget of over $800,000, serves as staff liaison to one board committee, and chairs an internal staff audience experience work group. The successful candidate will have clear understanding of new trends in museum education and visitor outreach and will be committed to the cultural life in Central Massachusetts.

Proficiency in management and project planning and implementation are imperative, as is direct experience with interpreting works of art to a broad audience. Strong interpersonal skills are a must, as is an excellent capacity to communicate and the willingness to work flexibly as a part of a larger, leadership team. A masters in relevant subjects, as well as five or more years of professional experience in a cultural institution are required.

Centrally located in New England, Worcester is an hour from Boston, Providence, and Hartford, an hour and a half from the Berkshires, three hours from New York City, and is convenient to Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. The city is going through a Renaissance as it becomes a major player in the broader Boston area.

Qualified applicants please submit CV and cover letter to: 

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7bfd752a-735a-4b3a-9ba1-144f47034f70&jobId=225626&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001

The application deadline is June 1, 2018. Early applications are encouraged. We pledge to conduct a confidential search. The Worcester Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Rare Books Librarian, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

The University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center seeks an enthusiastic and forward-thinking library/archives professional to attentively develop and promote its diverse collections of rare books and printed materials. The incumbent will serve faculty and students in a variety of disciplines across the curriculum and provide specialized reference, access, outreach, exhibition development, and instruction as part of the Research Services & Education team. Additionally, the position will administer the King Library Press and associated endowed fund, work closely with donors, collaborate with departments and administration across UK Libraries functions, and will have purchasing responsibilities for specific endowments associated with the development of the rare books and printed materials collections. 
This is a full-time, tenure-track position.

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Required Qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution, or an equivalent degree
  • Three or more years of experience in an academic or Special Collections Library
  • Demonstrated knowledge in a specialized field, especially related to literature, cultural history, languages, or other area(s) within UK's rare book and print materials collections

The candidate should also demonstrate the following: initiative, flexibility, and excellent analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills; a demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population of faculty, staff, student, and community members; the ability to view rare books through a progressive and critical lens, address issues of diversity and equity, and provide a broad range of historical perspectives. Additionally, the candidate must support UK Libraries Diversity Statement and Core Values.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching with primary sources and/or rare materials
  • Experience with donor relations and significant cultivation of private collectors
  • Experience providing reference and access services (online and in person)
  • Experience with rare books collection development and budget management
  • Experience in grant writing and fundraising
  • Experience with cataloging, conservation, and/or preservation standards and workflows

The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university of approximately 32,000 students, 3,500 faculty, and 15,000 staff dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and health care. With over 200 academic programs across sixteen colleges and professional schools, the University plays a critical leadership role by promotion diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being.
Located in the beautiful bluegrass region of central Kentucky, the University of Kentucky Libraries includes the main William T. Young Library, Medical Center Library, Special Collections Research Center, Agricultural Information Center, Fine Arts Library, Design Library, Education Library, Transportation Library, Lexmark Library, and Science & Engineering Library. Combined library holdings total more than four million volumes. The system has a faculty of 60 and a support and professional staff of 108. UK Libraries currently uses the Ex Libris Alma and Primo systems. UK Libraries memberships include the Association of Research Libraries, LYRASISASERL, and the Center for Research Libraries. UK is a regional depository for government publications.

To apply, interested applicants must attach two documents: 

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter

Please include contact information for three references when prompted in the application. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

The application deadline is June 10th, 2018.

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Museum Technician, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is looking for an innovative and passionate individual to join our team and inspire citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. The Public Programs Division, within the National Institute for Holocaust Documentation is committed to building and preserving for posterity the fully accessible collection of record on the Holocaust.

The incumbent provides support to the professional staff of the Collections Management Branch performing, but not limited to, the tasks related to the care and management of the Museum's holdings of audio and video testimonies, archival film collections and music and sound recordings, microforms, manuscripts, photographs and 3-dimensional artifacts. Tasks include preservation, accessioning, collections arrangement, collections reproduction, and collection retrieval and re-shelving.

Work environment is primarily at the Shapell Family Collections, Conservation and Research Center in Bowie, MD, and sometimes at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. 

This is a full-time donated (non-Federal) position, paid with the Museum's private funds, with a one-year work assignment to assist in a digitization project, and includes benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.

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Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent performs the following technical duties in support of the work of the Collections Management Branch and may consult with conservation staff and curatorial staff from the Curatorial, Acquisition and Reference Branch, Archives Branch, and the Digital Asset Management and Preservation Branch.

Preservation: 

  • Following established procedures and industry best practices, works with responsible collections management staff for carrying out a variety of preservation and rehabilitation tasks relating to the Museum's holdings. 
  • Tasks may include monitoring the climate control systems in the storage facilities; identifying materials in need of conservation or are at risk of deterioration; and assisting in the execution of preservation projects, including conservation and digitization. 
  • Safeguards and ensures the physical security of all Museum holdings by maintaining general housekeeping standards, careful handling of delicate materials, and attention to detail.

Accessioning:

  • Works with responsible collections management staff and/or curatorial staff in the physical transfer of newly acquired materials to the Museum and/or offsite facility and in inventorying, rehousing, foldering, labeling, barcoding, numbering, assigning locations and other tasks required in order to establish preliminary physical control and to carry out the accessioning process.
  • Responsible for creating records and inserting accessioning information in the collections database.

Collections Arrangement: 

  • Responsible for taking corrective action in basic arrangement of Museum collections.

Collections Reproduction: 

  • Coordinates with responsible collections management staff and/or curatorial staff to identify and prepare Museum's holdings that are in a wide range of media formats for duplication. 
  • Assists with preparing and organizing digitization or migration projects. 
  • Prepares documentation, tracks and arranges shipments and retrieval of materials, and verifies and reshelves items.

Collections Retrieval and Reshelving:

  • Retrieves, prepares, tracks and reshelves material requested for research or viewing in the Museum's reading rooms or other collections locations. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree acceptable but Master's degree preferred in Museum Studies, Archival Management or related field.
  • Knowledge of specialized museum work related to the collection; the conservation techniques necessary for collections material; historic knowledge of the USHMM; and the procedures, methods and problem-solving used in the management of the collection and operation of the museum.
  • Experience using computer technology including word processing and collections databases, such as Emu, barcoding equipment and electronic label production software.
  • Familiarity of digitization techniques as it related to document collections.
  • Ability to work with delicate or fragile materials, including manual dexterity. Experience in multi-platform content production.
  • Ability to travel between Shapell Family Collections, Conservation and Research Center in Bowie, MD and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC as needed. 
  • Ability to start July 23, 2018.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to careers@ushmm.org. Please include both your resume and cover letter in a single PDF or Word document titled "First Name Last Name". Salary history may be required during the interview process. For more information about the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, please visit www.ushmm.org.

The US Holocaust Memorial Museum is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. This position is open to all qualified individuals. If you are not a US citizen, you must possess sufficient legal documentation and permission to work in the United States (and provide if requested).

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Librarian I, Consuelo Artaza & Castaneda Resident Librarian, University of Texas - Austin, Austin, TX

Purpose

As a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, this two-year academic librarian position for historically underrepresented, early-career librarian or archivist will provide specialized training, continuing education, and mentorship based on the resident's professional interests and goals.

Essential Functions

Support UT Libraries commitment to build a diverse workforce and foster diversity within the profession. Gain experience in a range of areas of academic librarianship, gaining both broad and deep understanding of how academic and research libraries operate. A final job description will be collaboratively developed in the first year and will include rotating through 3-4 Libraries' units or areas, culminating in an immersive project-centered and skill-based experience in one select area during the second year. Rotations could include: Library instruction and pedagogy; subject liaison librarianship and collection development; digital scholarship, scholarly communications, and data management; assessment and planning; collections acquisitions and licensing; digitization and preservation; special collections, rare books, and archives; metadata and cataloging; and others based on residents' interests. Develop essential skill sets needed for librarianship. Collaborate with other librarians to actively participate in the work of UT Libraries. Participate in professional library and scholarly organizations, for skill development and contribution to the profession.

Marginal/Incidental functions: Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications: MLS received in the last two years from an ALA-accredited graduate program, conferred by August 2018. Demonstrated experience in establishing priorities, meeting deadlines, and organizing work effectively. A willingness to take on new challenges with a creative approach to troubleshooting problems. Ability to communicate effectively, in person and in writing. Ability to work independently. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and efficiently in a fast-paced and evolving technological, team-oriented and change-ready environment. Demonstrated willingness to respond to opportunities with initiative, creative energy, and leadership. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications: None provided

Working conditions: Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstationUse of manual dexterityWork in collaborative, team environment.

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Chief Records Officer, Utah Division of Archives & Records Services, Salt Lake City, UT

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The Division of Archives and Records Services seeks to hire a Chief Records Officer who will oversee and supervise the work of the Records Analysis and Records Center sections of the division, and serve as the Records Officer for the division. If you have the ability to see the big picture and participate as part of a management team to organize and deploy our staff in the best way to serve the state, keep reading!

Principal Duties
As the Chief Records Officer, you will:

  • Manage the state's records management program.
  • Outline and implement a vision for how the Division of Archives will work with other entities to apply professional records management practices.
  • Provide retention schedules, comprehensive records management guidelines, and reporting methods to records officers.
  • Write policies, procedures, and administrative rules that relate to the Archives records management responsibilities.
  • Supervise records analysts and the Records Center Manager.
  • Act as the Records Officer for the division.
  • Work with division staff to manage and provide access to the Archives administrative records.
  • Provide leadership on all division initiatives and programs by collaborating with other management level staff.
  • Serve as a member of the Archives Open Records Team.
  • Develop a records management training curriculum.

 
The Best Qualified Candidate
The best qualified candidate for this position will have:

  • A Master's Degree in Public Administration, Library Science, or a related field.
  • 5 or more years of experience managing records, including creating and implementing retention schedules, etc.
  • 5 or more years of experience effectively managing and motivating personnel.
  • 3 or more years of experience managing and overseeing the use of inventory control systems, such as Versitile.
  • The ability to express ideas, concepts, and instructions in writing with clarity and proper usage of the English language. (Applications may be disqualified for improper grammar and spelling.)
  • The skill and ability to organize and evaluate detailed data.

 
Why You Should Join Our Team
The Division of Archives is an energetic, collaborative office with several cross-sectional teams working together on a variety of interesting and unusual projects, from state records to genealogy to historical oddities. We're always discovering ways to use these records in new and interesting ways using emerging preservation technologies. We work closely with public entities of all sorts, from the Governor's office to the governments of the smallest counties and cities in the state, so each day is different. Join our team in a rapidly changing field and enjoy all this, plus the state's awesome benefits package!
 
The Division
The purpose of the Division of Archives and Records Management is to assist Utah government agencies in the efficient management of their records, to preserve those records of enduring value, and to provide quality access to public information.

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Head of Conservation & Preservation, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA

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The Getty Research Institute (GRI) seeks an experienced conservator to lead conservation and preservation for the Research Library. The Head of Conservation and Preservation will be responsible for the care and treatment of the library's special and general collections. In collaboration with colleagues at the Getty and in the broader conservation community, the Head will assume a vital role in institutional initiatives and research projects. In addition to strategic and administrative leadership, the Head will provide expert conservation of collection materials.

 

The Head will supervise a staff of 6 FTE responsible for a broad range of activities including conservation assessment and treatment of collections, support for ambitious exhibition, loan and digitization programs, disaster planning and response, and environmental monitoring. Reporting to the Head, Special Collections Management within the Research Library, the Head of Conservation and Preservation will work closely with staff throughout the GRI to ensure the smooth integration and timely completion of conservation and preservation activities.

 

Located at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, the Getty Research Institute is dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing understanding of the visual arts and their histories. Serving an international community of scholars, the Research Library is one of the largest art and architecture libraries in the world, with holdings of more than one million books and periodicals. Special collections consist of rare and unique materials documenting art history and visual culture: rare books and journals, rare photographs, prints dating from the 15th century to the present, architectural drawings and models, audiovisual recordings, and extensive manuscript collections and archives.

Major Job Responsibilities

  • With a focus on special collections, plan, perform and document conservation treatments for a broad range of materials
  • Supervise the activities of the unit, set goals, foster staff development and review performance
  • Establish priorities in consultation with curators, registrars, archivists, librarians, and exhibition coordinators
  • Coordinate workflows and manage daily operation of the conservation laboratory
  • Prepare condition assessments of items and collections; advise on conservation needs and options
  • Make recommendations regarding objects proposed for exhibition and loan, including review of facilities reports from borrowing institutions
  • Train and provide guidance for GRI staff in materials handling, preservation decision-making and physical care workflow
  • Coordinate preventive care, including IPM and environmental monitoring programs
  • Maintain an effective disaster/emergency response and recovery plan; may lead recovery activities
  • Ensure compliance with industry standards and best practices
  • Maintain program metrics, prepare reports, and contribute to funding applications
  • Oversee research, evaluation, recommendation and procurement of specialized equipment, supplies and services
  • Contribute to space planning and collection storage initiatives
  • Remain current in conservation practices and trends in the profession
  • Perform advanced scholarly research in the conservation field
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with local, national, and international colleagues
  • Serve as a member of the library management team and as a resource for the GRI

Qualifications

  • MA in conservation or equivalent degree
  • 7 years of experience in conservation
  • 2 years of lead or supervisory experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and direct teams
  • Advanced knowledge of chemical and physical properties of conservation materials and deterioration processes
  • Expert knowledge of conservation history, ethics and methodology
  • Advanced knowledge and demonstrated experience with complex conservation treatment of paper, photographs and/or three-dimensional objects
  • Advanced knowledge of preservation issues in cultural institutions preferred
  • Demonstrated accomplishment in conservation research and writing preferred
  • Expert knowledge of emergency preparedness and emergency response procedures
  • Experience with emerging technologies in conservation practice preferred
  • Knowledge of art history preferred

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Research Library Rights Coordinator, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA

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The Getty Research Institute (GRI) seeks an experienced and knowledgeable Rights Coordinator to work with staff across the programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust as the central internal contact point regarding rights assessment and clearance for materials held in the GRI Research Library's Special Collections. Interprets GRI contracts, Deeds of Gift, and non-exclusive licenses and conducts rights research. This position reports to the Head of Permissions within the Research Library. The successful candidate will be a personable, flexible, well-spoken, and diplomatic individual having significant experience conducting rights research and analysis, preferably in a Research Library environment.

The Getty Research Institute is dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing understanding of the visual arts and their various histories through its expertise, active collecting program, public programs, institutional collaborations, exhibitions, publications, digital services, residential scholars programs, and research library.The special  collections are comprised of rare and unique materials documenting art history and visual culture:nearly 70,000 rare books and journals, more than 1,100 collections of rare photographs; about 25,000 prints dating from the 15th century to the present; and nearly 6,000 collections of archives, including unique manuscript material, drawings, audiovisual recordings, art objects, architectural models, and a growing number of email archives and digital files. Additionally, the Photo Archive contains nearly two million study photographs of fine and decorative arts and architecture.

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Assist and advise on various Getty projects  that include GRI materials such as, but not limited to, Getty exhibitions, social media, digital projects, and publications.
  • Oversee and manage a centralized GRI Rights Database, including creating new records, revising existing records, developing workflows for gathering rights information from staff, and for updating the database with information from acquisition files.
  • Assist with gathering, entering, and maintaining Rights metadata in GRI registration system and digital asset management system from various GRI contacts.
  • Develop strategies for orienting Research Assistants and other Getty staff to the basics of rights research for the Getty and provide guidance on reproductions and permissions issues to GRI staff by attending launch meetings for exhibitions (onsite and online), mobile tours, etc.
  • Advise, consult, and assist staff on the legal issues and responsibilities related to works of art and loan objects and the rights to reproduce them, supporting projects to update legacy agreements and licenses to obtain additional rights or new non-exclusive licenses from current rights holders, for digitization and other uses, as applied to special collections and photo archive materials.

Qualifications

  • BA in Art History or related discipline; MLIS, Archives Certification, or equivalent research experience in Art History or a related discipline; advanced subject degree preferred (law, intellectual property, art history, museum studies, etc.)
  • 3-5 years of library, archives, or visual resources collection experience. 
  • 2-3 years of experience working in a rights and reproductions role, in a library, archive, visual resource collection, or other arts-related or non-profit organization.
  • Working knowledge of U.S. intellectual property law, including "fair use," "orphan works," privacy, publicity, and other issues affecting libraries and archives in the print and digital realm, as well as the ability to interpret and communicate copyright information to Getty staff.
  • Familiarity with digital licensing protocols, such as Creative Commons and Rightsstatements.org.
  • Ability to work with Microsoft suite of software, Filemaker, and Acrobat.
  • Experience with digital asset management systems and/or collection registration systems.
  • May require supervisory experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to professionally and diplomatically communicate with Getty staff, artists, foundations, estates, museums and artists' rights societies.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and project management skills with experience handling multiple deadline-driven projects simultaneously.
  • Must enjoy and excel at working both collaboratively and independently.
  • Advanced knowledge of intellectual property rights, copyright, rights management, collection documentation, image reproduction, license agreements, rights negotiation, and donor and user privacy issues to complex assignments and work.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge/familiarity with at least two Western European languages preferred.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Proven project management experience.
  • Proven experience dealing with confidential information.
  • Flexibility/ability to react quickly and positively to change and ability to accept/create new opportunities and challenges essential.
  • Must be able to work independently and within teams.
  • Familiarity with library standards, best-practices, library applications, computer systems, online databases, and image delivery technology.
  • Knowledge of professional practices associated with materials found in special collections, including rare books, manuscripts, and graphic materials.

 

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Head of Archives & Special Collections, Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Head of Archives and Special Collections

A great opportunity for a Head of Archives and Special Collections.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks an imaginative and innovative leader who will articulate a clear vision for a unit that includes the university archives and special collections of Loyola University of Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The successful candidate will be an individual who is creative, flexible, and enthusiastic about serving the two communities by expanding access and promoting the use of collections through classroom instruction, outreach, public presentations, tours, and exhibits. The individual in this position will be responsible for supporting the universities' educational missions, alumni relations, record retention priorities and fundraising, as well as the broader scholarly community.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provides vision and leadership in directing and managing the programs and operations of Archives and Special Collections.
  • Sets goals, identifies resources needed, and cultivates opportunities for collaboration.
  • Supervises, trains, and evaluates a full time processing archivist, volunteers and student workers describing and redefining positions as necessary.
  • Develops programs and services to acquire, process, curate, and provide access to special collections and archives in a variety of formats.
  • Collaborates with faculty to teach the use of primary source materials, support digital scholarship initiatives, assess student learning, and makes the collections accessible by way of new and innovative strategies.
  • Partners with campus stakeholders to develop innovative ways to use the collections.
  • Creates a program to support born-digital archives.
  • Participates in the planning, maintenance, accessibility, and sustainability of digital projects.
  • Evaluates potential donations for inclusion in archives and special collections.
  • Coordinates outreach events, receptions, and special viewings of archives and special collections materials.
  • Partners with campus constituencies to develop and implement a program of records management and retention.
  • Develops assessment strategies and conducts ongoing assessment using a variety of methods to determine the effectiveness of services.
  • Identifies, writes, and participates in grant proposals and projects.
  • Perform liaison duties to promote services and resources to faculty.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program with an emphasis in archives and records management
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in a college or university archive/special collections
  • Knowledge of standard archival theory and practice, preservation concepts, principles, and methodologies, local research tools and finding aids
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and mentor
  • Knowledge and/or experience developing digital collections
  • Knowledge and/or experience employing digitization practices to enhance archives and special collections
  • Knowledge of current metadata standards used for describing digital materials such as image, text, sound, and video
  • Knowledge and/or experience with archival collection management systems, e.g., ArchivesSpace, Preservica, etc.
  • Experience with content management systems, such as Omeka and Wordpress
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to building strong relations between the library, academic departments at both universities, the two university communities, and external communities
  • Evidence of well-developed organizational, time, and project management skills.
  • Ability to move and / or lift up to 40 lbs with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with library preservation/conservation techniques and digitization, digital preservation practices and standards
  • Familiarity with institutional repositories or ContentDM, EAD, Web harvesting, APIs.
  • Successful grant writing experience
  • Experience organizing and mounting exhibits
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain effective relations with donors
  • Experience with promoting collections through social media
  • Familiarity with copyright and intellectual property issues

About the Library:

The Loyola Notre Dame Library , located in northern Baltimore City, is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions and serves Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The library serves as an integral part of the campuses by providing information services and resources to support the academic programs and educational concerns of the two institutions. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning. Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a student population of 6,160 FTE.

The Library offers an excellent benefit package that includes medical, access to dental, life, disability insurance, and TIAA‐CREF retirement. Librarians also receive support for professional development. 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, sexual orientation, 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 "Head of Archives and Special Collections" in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator: ldion@loyola.edu.

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Curator, Archives of Women of Southwest, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

Institution/Organization Name: DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University

Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Dallas, TX

Application Deadline: priority to those before June 5, 2018

Link to job posting: https://smu.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=CEN00000012&tz=GMT-05%3A00

Years of experience required: 1-3 years preferred

If interested in applying for this position, please go to the SMU web page:
https://www.smu.edu/BusinessFinance/HR/WorkingatSMU

Curator, Archives of Women of the Southwest
DeGolyer Library
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, Texas

The DeGolyer Library seeks a qualified professional for the curation, arrangement, and description of manuscript collections, personal papers, and other materials in the Archives of Women of the Southwest. The person in this position may supervise student workers, interns, or volunteers assigned to processing tasks. He or she reports to the director of the DeGolyer.

The DeGolyer Library is the principal repository at SMU for special collections in the humanities, the history of business, and the history of science and technology. Its rare books, manuscripts, photographs, maps, and other materials are available to all SMU students, faculty, visiting scholars, and other researchers. DeGolyer Library's holdings of primary sources are supported by exhibitions, lectures, publications, and other events. Dedicated to enhancing scholarship and teaching at SMU, the DeGolyer Library is charged with maintaining and building its various collections "for study, research, and pleasure."

Library holdings consist of over 150,000 rare books, over 2.5 million manuscripts, several thousand maps, a large and growing collection of ephemera, and a collection of over 1,000,000 photographs. The Library employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff, complemented by a student workforce.

More information can be found at the Library's web site: http://www.smu.edu/cul/degolyer

Established in 1993, the Archives of Women of the Southwest is one of the special collections of DeGolyer Library. The primary mission of the Archives of Women of the Southwest is to document the historical experience of western women, with a special emphasis on the region that includes Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, and the Spanish Borderlands. The position is supported by an endowment recently raised for the purpose.
Housed in the DeGolyer Library, the Archives currently has over 200 accessions. The collections include letters, diaries, speeches, photographs, scrapbooks, organizational records, ephemera, periodicals, and other print, audio and video materials.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collection development: the curator should be able to cultivate donors and to work effectively with individuals, families, and organizations, paying particular attention to the legal issues involved in the transfer of materials to the library. In addition to archival collections, the curator may also play a role in the selection of other primary materials in women's history, including books, pamphlets, broadsides, and other media. The curator will also help coordinate semi-annual meetings of the advisory board of the Archives of Women of the Southwest and keep the board apprised of needs and opportunities.
  • Processing: the curator will process incoming and existing collections and create finding aids. He or she will be familiar with the application of standards for manuscript and archival description such as DACS and EAD; demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in an ever-changing technological environment; have the ability to compose clear, concise descriptions, as demonstrated in a finding aid/other functional document; have strong analytical, problem-solving, decision-making skills; and have the ability to work in a collegial setting and to communicate effectively, in writing and in speaking. She or he will also work with the libraries' digitization unit on digital collections and digital preservation projects.
  • Reference: the curator will provide reference services in person, through email, and over the telephone. He or she will consult with SMU students and other researchers about their projects and advise them on the use of library finding aids such as reference books, collection guides, databases, and indexes as well as tools available via the internet. The curator will advise in the selection of short-term visiting research fellows. All staff work regular shifts in the reading room.
  • Instruction/Outreach: In collaboration with other members of the staff, provide high quality instruction using special collections materials to diverse audiences, principally classes of undergraduate and graduate students but also community groups, alumni, and others.
  • Research: the person in this position will curate exhibitions, contribute to library publications (in print and online), and develop areas of professional expertise through research, writing, publication, and involvement in local, regional, and national organizations.

Regular hours are 8:30-5, M-F. Occasional night or weekend work may be required for special events.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program or advanced degree in a related discipline with professional experience in archives or special collections.
  • Candidate must be mobile, able to lift up to 40 pounds, climb ladders, push carts, and stand and sit for long periods. Exposure to dust and other foreign objects is routinely part of the processing experience as collections are acquired.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A second master's degree in women's studies, American history, literature, or a related field.
  • One to three years' experience processing archival collections and writing finding aids.
  • Archival certification.
  • Experience in use of an integrated library system; knowledge/awareness of current trends in digitization of rare/unique original research materials, and of metadata formats; experience with social media in a special collections library.

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

Applications must be submitted online through the SMU Human Resources site and must include a c. v, cover letter, and a list of three references with contact information. This position is subject to the University's background check policy. Salary will range from $47,000-$54,000, depending on qualifications and experiences. This is designed as an entry-level / early career position. SMU offers a full range of benefits, including health insurance, retirement plans, and tuition benefits for employees and families.

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Theodore Roosevelt Center Digital Library Coordinator/Archivist, Dickinson State University, Dickinson, ND

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SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Digital Library Coordinator and Archivist leads the development and maintenance of the Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library, by facilitating acquisition of materials for addition to the digital library and creating (and supervising others in the creation of) quality metadata. The Coordinator accessions new physical materials received or acquired by the Theodore Roosevelt Center, and provides for proper storage and care of those items.
 
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: This position reports to the Theodore Roosevelt Center Project Manager
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • MLS from an ALA accredited program or Master's in History
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks and responsibilities
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly
  • Knowledge of controlled vocabularies to describe digital assets

 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
  • Working knowledge of digital files standards and best practices for preservation and presentation of digital materials

 
COMPENSATION: Includes a salary of $41,000 - $44,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience, and a comprehensive fringe benefit package, including employer-paid full-family coverage health insurance, TIAA retirement, tuition waiver benefits and much more. This position is contingent upon continued funding and is currently funded through June 30, 2019.
 
LOCATION: Dickinson, ND
 
STARTING DATE: As soon as possible
 
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Maintain relationships with contributing partners and maximize opportunities to acquire new materials. Assist contributing entities in meeting project standards with materials they contribute.
  • Process incoming images and metadata; prepare web-ready image copies; and conduct quality control.
  • Establish processing priorities and oversee day-to-day production workflows.
  • Catalog and supervise others in the cataloging of materials.
  • Guide the process of copyright review and maintain appropriate copyright documentation for materials in the digital library.
  • Conduct weekly QA for exports of digital library items to the website.
  • On a monthly basis, update the featured items on the website.
  • Regularly review cataloging and image issues, analyze and make recommendation for solutions.
  • Maintain policies for imaging and metadata standards for the project.
  • Maintain and document controlled vocabularies for access by everyone working on the digital library.
  • In cooperation with Project Manager develop strategic goals for future acquisitions.
  • Accession new physical materials received or acquired by the Theodore Roosevelt Center.
  • Ensure proper storage and care of physical items, which are mostly manuscripts but include some 3D objects.
  • Maintain inventory of Theodore Roosevelt Center working library (books held in TRC office).Other duties as assigned.
  • Recruit, train, and supervise interns to assist with the cataloging and reviewing of the collection.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 
DISCLAIMER CLAUSE:
This job announcement is not intended, and should not be construed, to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of those principal job elements essential to making fair pay decisions and determining job performance.
 
POSITION DETAILS:
Band:                                    3000 Professional
Sub Band:                             3405 Educational Services Professional
Term:                                    12 months
Status:                                  Full-time (100%), benefited, exempt (from FLSA overtime)
 
APPLICATION INFORMATION: Applications received by May 24, 2018 will be given first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.
 
Complete the online application at http://www.dickinsonstate.edu/about/employment/open-positions/, then upload a cover letter specifically addressing the above minimum and preferred qualifications, a current resume and copies of graduate transcripts by the date stated above. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.
 
For more information about the position, contact the direct supervisor at 1-800-279-4295 ext. 2814 or Sharon.Kilzer@dickinsonstate.edu
 

For more information or assistance contact: Human Resources  (701) 483-2476
  • Applicants who are residents of ND and eligible to claim veteran's preference must include Form DD214 with the application for employment; claims for disabled veteran's preference must include Form DD214 and a letter less than one year old from the Department of Veterans' Affairs indicating disability; claims for preference as the eligible spouse of a disabled or deceased veteran must include Form DD214, a marriage certificate and a letter less than one year old from the Department of Veterans' Affairs indicating disability, or the veteran's death certificate.
  • Due to access to restricted information, the successful candidate will be required to complete a satisfactory criminal history record check.
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. and I-9 employment certification is required at hire.

 
DICKINSON STATE UNIVERSITY is a regional four-year institution within the North Dakota University System. The university's mission is to provide high quality, accessible programs; to promote excellence in teaching and learning; to support scholarly and creative activities; and to provide service relevant to the economy, health, and quality of life for the citizens of the state of North Dakota. For more information about Dickinson State University please visit www.dickinsonstate.edu and watch this video.
 
As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. 23-12-10.
 
Dickinson State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action institution that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, information protected by the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act ("GINA") or disability in its admissions, student aid, employment practices, educational programs or other related activities. Dickinson State University complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.

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Youth Services Librarian, Providence Community Library, Providence, RI

Youth Services Librarian L1 - L2, Rochambeau

Providence Community Library

Salary:     $19.86 per hour

Hours:      Full-time 37 ½ hrs per week w/Benefits

Posted:     May 11, 2018

Deadline: 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,

developing relationships and programs for and with local schools, early childcare centers, and other youth-serving organizations in the neighborhood; creating a welcoming environment in the children's area which provides for enjoyable and productive use of library resources.

 

Qualifications:

MLS from an ALA accredited school.  Experience working as a Youth Services Librarian. Classification (L1 or L2) will depend on experience as a youth services librarian.  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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Digital Asset & Processing Assistant, The Mary Baker Eddy Library, Boston, MA

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Department: The Mary Baker Eddy Library

The Mary Baker Eddy Library is a trusted and authoritative resource on Eddy and the history of the Christian Science movement, providing public access to original materials and educational experiences about her, the ideas she advanced, her writings, and the institutions she founded and their healing mission.

The Digital Asset and Processing Assistant is a part-time, short-term, project-based position that works closely with the Photo Archivist on projects related to the management of photos and other digital assets. This position requires signing a Confidentiality and Nondisclosure Agreement.

The ideal candidate values Mary Baker Eddy's life and work, and recognizes the Library's role in furthering the mission of her church. Members of The Mother Church, as well as non-members, may make application.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Reviews digital files, evaluating and flagging them for retention or deletion.
  2. Performs folder-level archival processing and data entry into M-Files for a collection of printed photographs.
  3. Creates backup copies of digital photos for storage.
  4. Performs other duties as assigned

Knowledge/Skills

Ability to follow directions and work with minimal supervision.

Technology Skills

Required:

  • Experience with Adobe Create Cloud software, particularly Bridge
  • Knowledge of file naming conventions required

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of best practices for digital asset management systems, collection management systems, and/or archive collection management or cataloging systems
  • Knowledge of metadata standards and controlled vocabularies for archives, museums, and news organizations
  • Familiarity with M-Files

Work Environment

Must be able to lift 40 pounds.

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Assistant Director, Carpenter Museum, Rehoboth, MA

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Carpenter Museum (Rehoboth Antiquarian Society)
Rehoboth, MA

The Carpenter Museum of the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society (founded in 1884), seeks a part-time assistant director (15-20 hrs./week) to join our small but passionate team of staff, Board members, and volunteers, as we embark on a new period of growth.

The Assistant Director serves as the primary contact and information coordinator for advancement activities at the Carpenter Museum. He/she will coordinate memberships, corporate partnerships, fundraising and member events, grant development, and individual donations. A creative thinker and team player, the Assistant Director will play a key role in coordinating the Museum's advancement and development efforts, working to organize and expand the Museum's fundraising efforts to secure resources for our mission and vision for the future.

The Carpenter Museum, a replica 18th-century farmhouse and barn, stewards a collection of 5,000+ artifacts and archival materials from the 17th through the 21st centuries. In 2018, we opened a new research center, which centralizes access to our genealogical reference materials and our archival and museum object collections.

We have begun the Museum's first-ever strategic planning process and look forward to strengthening our ties to the community and increasing access to our collections for researchers, students, and educators.

For more information, including how to apply, please visit: http://www.rehobothantiquarian.org/employment-opportunities/

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time

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Asian & Middle Eastern Studies Librarian, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Librarian

Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian 

The Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Librarian [AMES Librarian] is a year-round (12 month) tenure track library faculty position responsible for the overall development, management and coordination of the George A. Smathers Libraries resources in all formats for these subject areas. The position supports the University's academic programs including the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLC), as well as interdisciplinary programs supported by the University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, such as International Studies and the Center for Global Islamic Studies. The AMES Librarian also liaises with the Harn Museum of Art in support of the Asian Collection. Responsibilities include analyzing the University's programs in the LLC and International Studies, collaborating with librarians and academic faculty to establish collection profiles, selection guidelines, and preservation, location and cataloging priorities; and evaluating existing collection strengths and current collecting intensities. Collaborates with other subject librarians to provide support in religious studies and other interdisciplinary areas. This position manages specialized subject area reference services, library instruction, and online database services.

 

The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the AMES Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the AMES Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities. The AMES Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

 

The search will remain open until July 2, 2018, and review of applicants will begin June 1, 2018. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

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

 

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

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Call for Chapters: Social Media for Communication and Instruction in Academic Libraries

The editors of Social Media for Communication and Instruction in Academic Libraries, Jennifer Joe and Elisabeth Knight, would like to invite you to submit a chapter proposal. This is the SECOND Call for Proposals.

Introduction

The subject of the use of social media has been renewed by the impact that social media had on the last U.S. presidential election, and the impact that social media networks will have on subsequent elections. This has called attention to the relevance and urgency of incorporating social media use into the academic library, both as a marketing tool and as an instruction tool - and even as an instruction topic. As guides in the information world, it is important that librarians be well-versed in social media. This publication seeks to be an up-to-date, "post-truth" look at the importance of social media in all facets of library marketing and instruction at the academic (post-secondary) level.

Objective

The objective of this book is to provide a concise reference for librarians in the field to consult for advice and guidance in using social media in academic libraries and in instruction, with special emphasis on assessment and evidence-based practiced. This volume will give librarians the foundation necessary to argue for or against social media use in their library, as is appropriate for their situation.

Target Audience

The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and researchers working in the field of information and knowledge management in various disciplines, e.g. library, information and communication sciences, administrative sciences and management, education, adult education, and information technology. Moreover, the book will provide insights and support professionals in the field who wish to incorporate or improve upon social media use at their respective institutions.

Recommended Topics

  • What is/are Social Media?
  • Similarities/Differences in Social Media Use among different libraries
  • Social Media and Academic Library Marketing
  • Social Media as an Information Literacy Tool
  • Social Media as an Information Literacy Topic
  • Social Media Assessment for Marketing
  • Social Media Assessment for Library Instruction
  • Problems with Social Media Use (FERPA, etc.)
  • Examples of Social Media Use in Academic Libraries

Chapter proposals are due May 30, 2018.

For more information, including submission guidelines and important dates, please visit this link, or feel free to submit a proposal directly here. Any questions can be directed to Jennifer Joe (jennifer.joe@wku.edu) or Elisabeth Knight (elisabeth.knight@wku.edu). 

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User Experience Librarian, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA

User Experience Librarian, Tenure-Track Faculty

Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA invites applications for a User Experience Librarian, assistant professor, tenure-track faculty position. This position requires a Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution or an equivalent terminal degree. Candidates who receive their degree by July 1, 2018 will be considered.

Additional requirements include experience with web design and use of social media; demonstrated commitment to innovative, user-centered services; demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of faculty, students, administrators, staff and general public; evidence of effective collaborative relationships and strong commitment to a supportive, collegial work environment; demonstrated oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; evidence of professional growth through scholarly activity and service; professional record of scholarly, professional, and research activity that merits a tenured appointment as an assistant professor; interest in and willingness to meet the criteria of, and to participate in, the university's peer review processes for advancement in rank. 

Responsibilities of this position include a component of teaching/instruction.

Salary DOE.

Screening will begin on 5/1/18.

For more information & to apply online, go to https://jobs.cwu.edu.

Materials to be submitted include a letter of application, curriculum vita, academic transcripts, and reference contacts.

CWU is an AA/EEO/Title IV/Section 503/VEVRAA institution.

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Knowledge Manager Team Lead, Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA

Date: Apr 26, 2018

Location: MA, US

Requisition ID: 22981 

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MIT Lincoln Laboratory, a complex and dynamic federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC), invites applications for the position of Knowledge Manager.  Reporting to the Manager of Knowledge Services, this position is a creative opportunity to champion organization-wide knowledge sharing so that the intellectual capital, research, and experience is shared within the Laboratory and, as appropriate, outside the organization with customers and partners.   

 

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is in search of an experienced information and knowledge management professional to help define, develop, and operationalize knowledge management services and support.  Beginning with the capture of knowledge and implementing processes, this role's goal is to keep the Laboratory's intellectual capital comprehensive, current, archival, and reusable.  The candidate will provide knowledge management support in an effective manner, multi-tasking and meeting simultaneous deadlines; collaborate with research and administrative management on strategy integration efforts, promulgate lessons learned and best practices, and reporting metrics that assess progress against peer organizations; leverage virtual collaboration tools, including the OpenText document management system, chats, blogs, wikis, and IBM eForms.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead, develop, and support the implementation of the Knowledge Management Strategy
  • Help design and implement tools and technologies to promote knowledge management and collaboration within the enterprise. 
  • Implement workflows and processes to manage information using collaboration and knowledge management platforms such as OpenText, IBM WebSphere, Confluence and other Atlassian tools. 
  • Implement methodologies to include knowledge capture in support of research program workflow
  • Discover, capture, and categorize research and administrative information by direct communications with end-users and stakeholders. 
  • Improve and manage procedures to effectively and efficiently distribute, disseminate and store pertinent, quality information. 
  • Create and maintain training materials, including live trainings, recordings, user manuals, and reference guides
  • Work with Laboratory Administration, Research Divisions, Service Departments, and Knowledge Services on strategic directions
  • Establish metrics and measurement processes to assess the value of the knowledge base
  • Monitor trends in the knowledge base and identify gaps

Requirements:

  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in a knowledge management role preferably in STEM or research
  • Master of Science in Library and Information Science or Computer Science or Master of Business Administration

  • Previous experience with knowledge management methodology, tools, and deployments
  • Technical acumen to understand basic to intermediate concepts across multiple software product lines
  • Passion for finding ways to improve the customer experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proven ability to lead across a diverse organization
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to work independently with little direct supervision
  • Experience handling sensitive and/or proprietary information.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain government (DoD) clearance

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Library Media Specialist, Saint Joseph Elementary School, Needham, MA

Library Media Specialist

Overview:

Saint Joseph Elementary School is seeking a full-time MA certified Library Media Specialist for the 2018-2019 school year. This position provides library media services and lessons to students in grades Pre-K-5 while overseeing the daily management and routines of the school library that is accessed by students through 8th grade and staff as well, with the assistance of 2 library-assigned paraprofessionals (1 FTE).

Qualifications:

  • A master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
  • A highly qualified candidate will also hold MA state certification as a school librarian and have completed a teacher preparation program and/or educational degree.

Reports To: principal

Supervises: 2 assistant librarians who comprise the school library staff and volunteers.

Job Goals: To empower students to be enthusiastic readers and to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information.

To provide the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the school library program is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school, and is an integral component of the learning/instructional program. 

Please send resumes and cover letters to ckelly@saintjoes.com

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Director of Library & Research Center, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC

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How to Apply for a Job at NMWA

To apply for an open position, please send an email to hr@nmwa.org with your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements. Email is the preferred method; attachments should be in Microsoft Word or PDF formats only. If you are unable to apply by email, you may mail application materials to:

Human Resources
National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20005-3970

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Digital Repository Unit Head, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

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Digital Collection Services supports Colorado State University's academic and research needs by providing data management services to researchers, faculty and students; creating and providing access to digital resources through digitization and the application of metadata; and managing the consortial and CSU digital repository, Digital Collections of Colorado (https://dspace.library.colostate.edu/) and its content. 

The Digital Collections of Colorado (DCC) provides management, dissemination, and preservation services for research, scholarship, and creative works of faculty, students, and academic staff from several Colorado institutions of higher education. This rich resource of more than 70,000 digital objects also hosts locally digitized collections of selected archival holdings to support teaching and research. It also maintains a collaborative relationship with the University Press of Colorado and the Open Textbook Library.

Reporting to the Coordinator of Digital Collection Services (DCS), this position serves as the head of the Digital Repositories Unit, and is responsible for the management of the CSULibraries' digital institutional repository system. The position also establishes and effectively manages projects and workflows for the creation, delivery, and ongoing preservation of digital objects. This position will be filled at either the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

This position works closely with staff in the Research, Digital Library and Data Services Division and other Libraries units, including Archives and Special Collections, to leverage the full range of library expertise and resources in building and managing Digital Collections of Colorado. The Digital Repositories Librarian also services as a member of the department's management team.

Head, Digital Repositories Unit:

  • Supervises one faculty member, one academic professional, and four classified staff members.
  • Examines, analyzes, designs, and manages unit activities, procedures, and workflows to ensure efficiencies in the delivery of digital content;
  • Builds on staff members' technical skills to establish and maintain a cohesive unit;
  • Coordinates unit activities with other DCS departmental staff to promote a team environment.

Management of digital repository activities:

  • Serves as the lead in defining and implementing policies for the digital repository
  • Examines, analyzes, and designs workflows to improve access to information;
  • Serves as lead contact with Academic Computing and Networking Services (ACNS) programmers on issues related to the repository;
  • Serves as an expert on digital repositories and open access repositories;
  • Contributes to strategic vision of digital repository and communicates the benefits of repositories to CSU faculty members;
  • Monitors emerging trends in digital repositories technologies and management;
  • Supports and manages collaboration and technical support with other members of the Digital Collections of Colorado;
  • Provides training for faculty and staff members at CSU-Fort Collins and DCC libraries;
  • Collaborates with other CSU Libraries units on repository operations and developing special projects;
  • Works closely with the university's data management professionals to ensure that faculty research outputs are findable, accessible, and interoperable;

Management of Digitization Operations

  • Identifies digitization projects collaboratively with College Liaisons and Archives & Special Collections department;
  • Oversees a portfolio of digital library projects and coordinates workflows for digitization, metadata creation, digital object publication, and digital preservation;
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of standards and best practices in digital libraries.

Member of Digital Collections Management Team:

  • Serves as a working member of the department's management team;
  • Serves as a leader or team member for specific activities or projects;
  • Serves on committees or task forces as appointed;
  • Assists the Coordinator by preparing reports and statistics; 
  • Contributes to meetings, overall planning, development, and assessment of activities.

 

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Conservation Librarian, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

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Job Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Plan and perform simple to complex structural and aesthetic conservation treatment on a wide range of special collections library materials including books, manuscripts, art-on-paper, maps, ephemera, and parchments. 
  • Apply knowledge of conservation theory and preventive conservation techniques to safeguard the long-term care of Penn Libraries collection materials
  • Implement and conduct treatment practices that are in keeping with the AIC Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.
  • Contribute to and conduct condition surveys and collection assessments.
  • Analyze and examine collection materials to identify, describe, and document their material composition.
  • Collaborate in exhibition and loan activities including review of facilities reports and environmental specifications; conducting exhibition reviews and on-site installation as needed.
  • Develop and implement new documentation procedures and systems with the Head of Conservation.
  • Participate in and create research, training, and educational outreach to a broad audience within the Penn Libraries and Penn academic community as well as partnering cultural institutions at the regional and national scale.
  • Under direction of Head of Conservation and as required, develop curricula and lead audience-appropriate training and outreach for staff, students, faculty, and researchers.
  • Contribute to departmental efforts to support Penn Libraries social media and communications campaigns.
  • Collaborate with and direct the work of other lab staff, technicians, interns, and student workers.
  • Facilitate general maintenance and organization of the conservation laboratory by contributing to safety procedures, maintaining inventories, and selecting materials and supplies.
  • Be an active member of the conservation and cultural heritage community through active participation, publication, research, and professional service.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Expertise 

  • Master's degree from an accredited graduate training program in conservation and 2 years of post-graduate, professional experience in conservation laboratory, preferably in a special collections or research library, or similar institution; or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. 
  • Demonstrated experience treating a wide range of materials, including books, paper, and parchment, as demonstrated by a portfolio
  • Demonstrated success with a wide range of conservation treatment procedures and a high degree of manual dexterity, analytic and observational skills, as demonstrated by a portfolio
  • Demonstrated thorough working knowledge of conservation theory and practice, with satisfactory completion of courses in organic, paper, and conservation chemistry
  • Well-developed communication and research skills
  • Ability to work collegially across a large, complex, and dynamic organizational setting
  • Ability to initiate and adapt to change
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems
  • Ability to work independently and with others
  • Attention to detail and willingness to learn new techniques
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe, and other project management software

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Metadata Librarian, Digital & Special Collections, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.

The Georgetown University Library is an agile organization that respects the heritage of the past while anticipating the requirements of the 21st century. By providing preeminent services, collections and spaces, the Library shapes the creation of knowledge, conserves culture for posterity, and transforms learning and research.

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The Metadata Librarian works collaboratively with other Metadata Librarian(s) and Metadata Specialists to support the discovery of and access to Library acquired materials in a variety of languages and formats, special collections, and digital content through metadata creation, analysis, enrichment, and maintenance according to local and national cataloging and metadata standards. Reporting to the Head of Metadata Services, the Metadata Librarian has duties that include but are not limited to:

Original Cataloging

  • Performs original and complex copy cataloging for monographic, in both English and non-English languages in a variety of subject areas.
  • Uses the nationally accepted standards of the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR2 revised ed.) and the LC Rule Interpretations (LCRIs) for descriptive cataloging, the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) for subject access and Library of Congress call numbers for classification of materials.
  • Upgrades less than full member OCLC member copy of bibliographic records by adding LC call numbers and subject headings.
  • Creates name authority records according to NACO standards.
  • Contributes authoritative name headings to the NACO database.
  • Resolves cataloging problems and conflicts identified by paraprofessionals within the Department.
  • Participates in training and support activities for paraprofessionals.
  • Works closely with the Unit Head to develop efficient workflow for cataloging monographic materials.

Rare Book and Digital Object Cataloging

  • Performs original and complex copy cataloging for rare book monographic materials in a variety of subject areas and languages.
  • In addition to the nationally accepted standards stated above, catalogs according to descriptive cataloging rules found in the Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Books), 2nd edition.
  • Describes digital resources using the appropriate metadata schema (preservation, access, description, etc.) to support Georgetown University Library's digital collections. Metadata is provided within the digital library systems and/or within OCLC for inclusion in the local system

Library Contributions and Professional Development

  • Serves on library and university-wide committees and task forces; participates in local consortia and regional and national associations.
  • Contributes to the profession through writing for publication, presentation, and/or active involvement in professional associations at the national or regional level.
  • Continually acquires new knowledge and updates skills to enhance professional performance in all areas of responsibility.
  • Keeps abreast of developments, trends and issues in the library field.
  • Monitors trends and maintains currency in emerging issues within areas of expertise.
  • Participates in meetings and in planning.
  • Suggests revisions in policies and enhancements to services.
  • Participates in achieving library-wide priorities; prepares statistics and writes reports.

Requirements

  • Master's degree in Library or Information Science from ALA-accredited institution
  • 2 or more years of professional metadata creation experience in an academic or research library
  • 2 or more years of professional experience creating metadata for rare and special collections
  • Demonstrated knowledge of MARC and non-MARC metadata formats, standards and schema, such as Dublin Core, METS, EAD, TEI, MODS and AAT
  • Working knowledge of descriptive bibliography and issues specific to rare materials
  • Working knowledge of current metadata standards such as FRBR, Resource Description and Access (RDA), Program for Cooperative Cataloging/Library of Congress Policy Statements, Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), Library of Congress Classification (LCC), and other emerging standards
  • Experience with a national bibliographic utility, such as OCLC, and a local online system, such as Alma

Preferred qualifications

  • Knowledge of issues and current trends in metadata, discovery tools, digital library development, digital preservation, and cataloging standards and practices
  • Knowledge of preservation metadata schemas and practices
  • Proficiency in Latin and reading knowledge of 1 or 2 modern foreign languages
  • Working knowledge of special collections and rare book metadata standards including Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials and Books (DCRM(B)), Descriptive Cataloging of Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern Manuscripts (AMREMM), and RBMS (Rare Books and Manuscripts Section) genre terms
  • Experience using DSpace or other digital asset management systems
  • Demonstrated programming skill and ability (e.g., Python, PHP, and Java), especially related to metadata manipulation
  • Experience with MarcEdit or other MARC editing tools
  • Aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to detail, demonstrated problem-solving skills, and flexibility
  • Ability to work in a continually changing environment, to exercise initiative, and to work independently as well as part of a team

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Multiple Positions, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Position ID 5151BR - University Archivist & Records Manager

Position ID 5149BR - Digital Repository Lead

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Records & Microfilm Archivist, Access Sciences, Baton Rouge, LA

Access Sciences knows that Better Information = Better Business. We're a diverse group of accomplished professionals, joined together to achieve our mission: to help organizations make good business decisions by making the right information available to the right people at the right time. We support this by offering services in these areas:

  • Business Analysis and Strategy
  • Solution Design, Development, and Deployment
  • Program and Change Management
  • Critical Skills Sourcing
  • Operational Support

In our organization, we treat others as we wish to be treated. We embrace diversity and collaboration at all levels of our organization. We value relationships: with our colleagues, our clients, and our community. Does this sound like you, too? Apply for your next career adventure today - we can't wait to get to know you!

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We are seeking a Records and Microfilm Archivist to join our team in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Role Characteristics:

As a Records and Microfilm Archivist, you will serve as the microfilm preservation and maintenance specialist. You will be part of our Records and Information Management (RIM) team that supports our client, a highly visible Louisiana state agency, on all things RIM-related.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the microfilm preservation and maintenance specialist
  • Update, maintain, and work to improve the microfilm records inventory database
  • Identify and correct errors found in the inventory database, and report findings to management
  • Assist with physical preservation of microfilm through testing of the film itself and its storage environment
  • Catalog microfilm records into an inventory database using metadata (retention, location, record series, etc.)
  • Determine retention and disposition periods for physical and digital records using an established records retention schedule
  • As needed, work with the RIM Team on special projects, training sessions, records inventories, etc.
  • As needed, conduct legal research and maintain knowledge of records retention resources, especially in the transportation regulatory department
  • As needed, assist with onsite and offsite physical records inventories 

Required Skills, Experience, and Knowledge:

  • Experience with microfilm physical preservation and maintenance protocols
  • Able to analyze various sources of records and data to find and resolve discrepancies
  • Exhibit friendly and collaborative mindset when working with team members and client
  • Advanced skills in MS Office Suite; some experience in Adobe Acrobat

Education:

  • A degree in an information management area of study is preferred
  • Special consideration will be given to candidates with an MLIS degree, with an emphasis on archiving and records management

Good to know:

  • This is a full-time position in Baton Rouge, LA; the work schedule is generally Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm
  • You will be required to sign and adhere to a strict confidentiality agreement
  • You must authorize and pass a background check, and, depending on client requirements, a drug and alcohol screening may be required

Access Sciences is an employee-owned consulting and managed services firm headquartered in Houston, Texas with national reach. Our employees enjoy a range of benefits, including:

  • Competitive salary
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • 401(k) and 401(k) Roth with company match
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans
  • Flexible Spending Account (Medical and Dependent Care)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) with company contribution
  • Disability and Life Insurance, company paid
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Paid Volunteer Hours

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Project Archivist, Justice Antonin Scalia Papers, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

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Harvard Law School Library seeks an experienced, collaborative, and service-oriented processing archivist for a one-year term beginning July 1, 2018. Reporting to the Curator of Modern Manuscripts within the Historical & Special Collections unit (HSC), the successful candidate will survey United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's collection of scholarly and professional work, develop a multi-year processing plan, and begin describing the collection in an Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aid. 

  • Survey and appraise approximately 400 linear feet of argued case files, conference files, pre-Supreme Court work, speaking engagements, correspondence, miscellaneous court documents, teaching files, and event files. The collection contains both analog and born-digital materials.
  • In consultation with the curator of modern manuscripts and curator of digital collections, develop a processing plan for the physical and born-digital components of the collection that proposes arrangement schemes; and a management plan responsive to the multiple, rolling restrictions and redactions that impact approximately 75% of the collection.
  • Arrange and describe at least the portion of the collection scheduled to be open to researchers in 2020 (approximately 90 linear feet).
  • Encode a finding aid in XML according to the Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) and Encoded Archival Description (EAD) standards.

Basic Qualifications

ALA-accredited master's degree in library science or archival studies required. Minimum of three years' experience in appraising, accessioning, arranging, and describing manuscript collections. Some of the work will take place at the Harvard Depository in Southborough, Massachusetts, thus a valid driver's license and access to a car is required.
 

Additional Qualifications

The successful candidate will have experience processing large and complex collections. Must have the ability to lift and transport 40-pound boxes, use a stepstool, and open hand-cranked compact shelving. Demonstrated experience with issues relating to risk, restrictions, and managing access to complex archival and manuscript collections. Demonstrated knowledge of current national archival and descriptive standards and best practices, including DACS, EAD, and EAC-CPF. Experience working with ArchivesSpace or similar collection management tools, including importing, validating, exporting, and crosswalking EAD. Excellent writing, communication, project management, and time management skills. Experience working with born-digital materials. Experience working with legal materials. Active involvement in local, state, regional, national, or international professional or scholarly associations.

Additional Information

Justice Antonin Scalia graduated from the Harvard Law School in 1960. He worked at a large law firm, taught law at the University of Virginia, the University of Chicago, and Stanford; and held several administrative posts in the federal government. He served as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, before being appointed to the Supreme Court in 1986. The collection includes material relating to all of these activities.

HSC is a small and energetic team within Harvard Law School Library engaged with all aspects of special collections work. Harvard Law School Library's collection of historic legal materials is one of the largest in the world, and includes rare books, early manuscripts, visual materials, and modern manuscripts. As members of the Harvard Law School Library, team members contribute to the Law School's mission by collecting and sharing our materials with the HLS community and with researchers worldwide. As active members of the large and thriving Harvard Library community, HSC staff collaborate with colleagues to share information, solve problems, and learn.


Please note: As a condition of employment, the successful candidate is subject to a non-disclosure agreement.

This is a term appointment currently expected to extend to June 30, 2019, subject to funding and departmental need.

All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.

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Summer Intern, Archivists for Congregations of Women Religious, Nazareth, KY

Job Opening Title: Summer Intern - deadline extended

Institution/Organization Name: Archivists for Congregations of Women Religious

Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Nazareth

Application Deadline: May 20, 2018

Years of experience required: 0-1

Job Description (if URL to posting not available).

Please include instructions for how to apply.: Internship Opportunity
Sisters of Charity of Nazareth
Archival Center

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Archival Center is seeking enthusiastic applicants for the position of Summer Intern. The intern's primary focus will be a cross-referencing project spanning a wide variety of materials and collections. Under the supervision of professional archivists the intern will also assist with other archival work including processing, describing, and digitizing collections; creating finding aids; reference services; and outreach activities.

Internship dates and hours are flexible. Archival Center hours are Monday through Friday8:30am to 5:00pm. The intern will be expected to commit to at least 300 hours of work. Hours may be completed through 8 weeks of full time work, or part time over a more extended period. While this is an unpaid internship, we will work with the candidate and his/her academic institution to provide the necessary information to grant academic credit. Housing is available on campus at no cost from June 17 - August 11, if desired.

The SCN Archival Center is located on the campus of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Nazareth, Kentucky. The SCN campus is located just north of Bardstown, Kentucky, and about 45 minutes south of Louisville, Kentucky.

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be at least 18
  • Actively pursuing or interested in undergraduate or graduate education in library science, archival management, history, or a related field
  • Strong verbal and writing skills
  • Ability to take direction and accept constructive criticism
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Strong sense of responsibility and confidentiality

Please send a resume and a letter describing your interest in this position by May 20, 2018, to:

Kathy Hertel-Baker
Director, SCN Archival Center
PO Box 3000
Nazareth, KY 40048
Email: khertelbaker@scnky.org

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Hertel-Baker or Kelly McDaniels by phone at 502.348.1548 or vial email at khertelbaker@scnky.org or kmcdaniels@scnky.org

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Archives Technician, Natl Museum of African American History & Culture, Smithsonian Institution, Landover, MD

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This position is located in the National Museum of African American History and Culture of the Smithsonian Institution. The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is the largest national museum for the study and exhibition of African American history and culture. Its primary purposes are to acquire, maintain and preserve objects which document social, cultural, political, military, technological and scientific developments in the United States related to the African American experience; to conduct scholarly research designed to make significant contributions to the body of knowledge in the field of African American history, to publish findings for both scholarly and general audiences; and to interpret historical developments through public exhibits and programs as well as digital content. 

ATTENTION: Due to the large number of qualified applicants for positions of this type, this job announcement will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on either: (A) The closing date listed above or (B) The date that 200 applications are received; whichever occurs first. If the announcement closes on the date that 200 applications are received, all applications submitted by 11:59pm that day will be given consideration, including those in excess of 200.

We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible to ensure their applications are submitted before the announcement closes. We will not consider applications which are late due to the announcement closing once the above number of applications is reached.

 

Responsibilities

The position is in the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, Landover, MD. The employee provides a broad range of advanced archival skills including archival appraisal, processing and description, as well as an understanding of archival materials stabilization and preservation techniques. These skills and techniques are utilized on the accessioned archival collections, retired official records of the museum, as well as the personal professional research files of museum staff. Responsibilities include:

  • processing archival collections according to established professional and institutional standards that includes preparing well-written and thorough archival descriptive aids.  Archival description includes creating collection inventories and preparing and uploading EAD-compliant finding aids that can be linked to Smithsonian collection management databases and systems.  Finding aids are generated in Archivists' Toolkit and ArchiveSpace in accordance with archival descriptive standards including DACS;
  • supporting the Archivist in archival collection management by applying basic preservation methods that include assessing collection condition, rehousing documents in acid free folders and containers, flattening and storage procedures, and assisting in identifying materials that require preservation treatment and/or digitization; and
  • assisting the Archivist in providing research and reference service promptly and effectively to management and staff of the Smithsonian Institution, research scholars, and to members of the public, drawing upon a broad knowledge of the NMAAHC archival collections and topics in the specialization of African American history and culture.

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Archivist, School Sisters of St. Francis, Milwaukee, WI

The International Office for the School Sisters of St. Francis in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a Catholic Women Religious Community, and non-profit organization is looking for an experienced Archivist to manage the Archives of the School Sisters of St. Francis.  Through innovation and implementation, the Archivist will preserve and make available the legacy of the School Sisters of St. Francis, not only for current Sisters, researchers, and guests, but for future generations as well.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborating with International Team Liaison to Archives to formulate and evaluate goals and objectives that promote the vision and mission of the Archives
  • Providing access to the Archives and responding to research requests from the International Team, Provincial Team, researchers and guests
  • Encouraging access by creating a welcoming reading/research workspace for Sisters and guests
  • Identifying and dedicating appropriate spaces for artifacts and artwork of archival value; also responsible for supplies, equipment, and general functioning of the Archives
  • Processing items of archival importance, including but not limited to, Sisters' personal effects, photographs, CDs, DVDS, congregational documents, news articles, artifacts, and publications
  • Developing processing policies to ensure that records are processed in accordance with accepted standards and practices
  • Auditing current inventory to ensure only permanent records of archival importance are being maintained according to current archival standards and best practices
  • Planning and directing exhibitions and other outreach programs to broaden the use of collections; collaborate with the Mission Advancement and Communications departments in the creation of events, publications, and use of social media
  • Implementing content management systems to create online, searchable databases to access content
  • Designing and implementing processes for the digitization of collections for long-term preservation
  • Continuing professional development in the field of archival services, equipment, and professional standards through reading, attending conferences or classes, and meeting periodically with local archivists

Qualifications and Skills

Required

  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university
  • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in archives administration, preferably in a nonprofit or religious organization
  • Experience with varied formats of records including manuscripts, printed materials, photographs, audio-visual materials, artifacts, and artwork
  • Knowledge of digital preservation issues and best practices
  • Experience creating digital surrogates of archival materials according to current archival standards and best practices
  • Experience with database management software for the development of finding aids

Preferred

  • Formal coursework in archival administration
  • Working knowledge of software programs used in archival work
  • Experience in using archival collections to design and stage exhibits and interpreting displays for the public

Additional Experience Factors

  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn the history, heritage, culture, and core values of the School Sisters of St. Francis
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn about the Roman Catholic faith, culture, and history of the Catholic Church in North America.
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Library Technician, Congressional Research Service, Washington, D.C.

Position Title: Library Technician (Temporary, 180 days)

Grade & Salary Range: GS-7 ($45,972.00 to $59,762 per year)

Who May Apply: US Citizens

Number of Positions: 2

Location: Washington, D.C. (Capitol Hill)

Contact Information: David Gibbs, Knowledge and Technical Services Section Head, Knowledge Services Group, dgibbs@crs.loc.gov   

 

Library Technician (Temporary, 180 days)

 

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Knowledge Services Group (KSG), seeks two Library Technicians (GS-7), to join the Knowledge Services Group for a temporary appointment (maximum 180 days).

 

Under the direction of the Digital Services Librarians in the Knowledge Services Group, the Library Technician will participate in the creation of sites for CRS's new Research Portal, a digital document repository built on the Microsoft SharePoint platform. Work will include scanning documents, ensuring they are legible and fully OCRed, uploading them to a SharePoint site, applying file-naming conventions and metadata, testing search and usability, and performing quality assurance (QA) on the site. Work will also include uploading and tagging of born-digital documents.

 

Current library school students are encouraged to apply.

 

Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

 

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

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

 

If you are interested in being considered, please submit an email to David Gibbs, dgibbs@crs.loc.gov, by May 25 that includes, along with your resume, the reasons for your interest, and the particular qualifications you possess that make you a good fit for the position.

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Call for Papers: Research on Diversity in Youth Literature

Please help us publicize a new peer-reviewed, open-access scholarly journal, Research on Diversity in Youth LiteratureOur first issue, featuring #OwnVoices engagement with Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop's metaphor of mirrors, windows, and sliding glass doors, will go live on June 1, 2018.

 
CFP for RDYL 1.2
Our second issue will be in two parts. For Part One, we welcome submissions from any discipline as they relate to our mission. Essays must be between 4,000-6,00
0 words, including footnotes and Works Cited, and use MLA 8.

Part Two is a special forum titled "Life, Death, and Activism In Youth Media and Culture," guest edited by writer, emerging scholar, and RDYL advisory board member Breanna McDaniel. RDYL is committed to providing space for urgent conversations affecting underrepresented communities, and specifically communities disproportionately affected by violence. Therefore, we invite interviews and articles that address how children and adolescents activate to decenter, resist, and claim space within Black Lives Matter, March For Our Lives, gun violence, the school to prison pipeline, the new Jim Crow, etc. How do young people respond to and resist institutional or government violence? How do they enact multi-layered strategies of activism, protest, and change? How do young people maintain hope? We are especially interested in submissions from young people whose voices have been overlooked by mainstream media coverage. Pieces may be up 1,200 words (5-6 double-spaced pages).

Please submit complete essays by July 1, 2018.

https://sophia.stkate.edu/rdyl/

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Volunteer Opportunity, Public Library of Brookline, Brookline, MA

Volunteer Opportunity: Tee Off at the Library at the Public Library of Brookline


The Public Library of Brookline is seeking volunteers to assist with its annual Tee Off at the Library event on Saturday, June 16. This is a major library program where patrons can enjoy rounds of mini golf, refreshments, and activities--this year with a superhero theme. There will be an all-ages program from 12-4 PM and an adult (21+) event from 6-9 PM. More information on the event is available at brooklinelibrary.org.
There are opportunities to assist with the event throughout the day, from setting up in the morning to staffing the events to cleaning up afterwards. This is an excellent opportunity for students of Library and Information Science who are looking for experience with programming at public libraries, and who want a first-hand view of running a large-scale library program. Volunteers will receive up to two tickets to the event. Those interested in volunteering should follow the sign-up link and fill out the volunteer form.

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Assistant Professor/First Year Experience Librarian, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

The invites applicants for a full-time, twelve-month, tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor/First Year Experience Librarian in the University Libraries to begin in fall 2018.

 

The First Year Experience Librarian is a member of a team responsible for providing general and specialized research, instruction, outreach, and collection development services and reports to the Head of Public Services. The position serves as primary contact between the Libraries and the Office of New Student and Retention Programs and the First Year Writing Program in the Department of English with regard to supporting the research resource and instructional needs of first-year students, along with some additional responsibilities. The FYE Librarian engages in outreach initiatives that build awareness of library resources and services and actively cultivates relationships with faculty, staff, and students in assigned areas.

 

A job description of this tenure-track, Assistant Professor position and a link to the application form can be found here: https://usm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=8&site=1

 

Find out more about Southern Miss and University Libraries by visiting http://www.usm.edu/ and http://lib.usm.edu/.

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Reference Librarian, Adult Services, Vineyard Haven Public Library, Vineyard Haven, MA

VINEYARD HAVEN PUBLIC LIBRARY ADULT SERVICES REFERENCE LIBRARIAN.

Tech-savvy individual with excellent communication skills needed to provide outstanding customer service in public library. The position serves as an information resource to the community, providing reference and research services, reader's advisory, and support and instruction for use of the Internet, electronic library resources, computers and other technology.

Duties include collection development, cataloging and processing of adult library materials, and other administrative tasks. Bachelor's degree and experience working in libraries or a related field required; Master's Degree in Library Science preferred. Experience with automated library systems such as III Sierra strongly preferred.

Full-time (40 hours/week) year-round schedule includes evenings and weekends.

Salary $47,460 - $63,015, with full benefits under union contract.

Application available on Town website or in Town Hall.

Qualified applicants should submit application, resume and cover letter to Human Resources, pbennett@tisburyma.gov, Tisbury Town Hall, 51 Spring Street, P.O. Box 1239 Vineyard Haven, MA 02568. EOE.

Online application form: https://towntisbury.seamlessdocs.com/f/Employment_Application

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Librarian, Queens Library, New York City, NY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Performs excellent internal and external customer service and library service in response to the information needs of library users and the overall community. 
  • Promotes library collections and services to the public, both inside and outside the physical building. 
  • Provides reference and readers' advisory services. Publicizes, plans and conducts programs. 
  • Assists customers with the use of print and electronic resources. Conducts training sessions for the public in the use of the library OPAC and the internet. Recommends and refers customers to alternative sources of information (internal and external) to the Library. 
  • Performs Collection Development with an emphasis on developing quality materials including selecting and ordering materials. Monitors the public service floor. 
  • Assembles and arranges displays of books and other library materials. Assists in maintaining a pleasant, inviting, safe environment. Approves acceptance of gifts. Determines usage patterns of collections by assessing frequency of circulation, physical condition and other criteria. Maintains reference and circulation materials. 
  • Performs outreach to community organizations informing them of library services and to develop partnerships for collaboration. Creates opportunities for adults to contribute to the library through venues such as volunteering, social media postings, blogs, book clubs, etc. 
  • May perform one or more of the following duties: investigate technologies that will improve services; create, develop, maintain, or contribute to the community library web page and social media; supervise hourly rate employees and volunteers; compile bibliographies and /or develop library user guides. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • Must have a MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited library school. 
  • Must have the ability to work with a diverse population and effectively provide customer service to a large number of customers simultaneously. 
  • New York State Public Librarian's Certificate required. 

 

 ABOUT QUEENS LIBRARY: 

Queens Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. Innovation and leadership are the hall marks of Queens Library. Our mission is to meet the needs of the community by offering lifelong learning opportunities and ensuring there is a positive impact in the community. Queens Library fulfills its goals by embracing innovation and change. With a history of offering pioneering programs that meet the diverse needs of the most diverse county in the US, Queens Library is a place where innovation and leaders are welcomed. Queens Library a private, non-profit corporation located in Queens, New York and includes 65 service locations with 1,700 employees. 

 

Queens Library is the proud recipient of the following awards: 2009 Library Journal, Library of the Year, 2014 ALA/Information Today, Library of the Future, 2013 ULC Top Innovators, 2013 American-Architect's Building of the Year (Queens Library at Glen Oaks). 

 

TO APPLY: 

Please send your resume and cover letter to QLcareers@queenslibrary.org and reference "General Librarian - QLWEB" in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email. 

The Queens Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

 

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Community Library Manager, Queens Library, New York City, NY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

The Community Library Manager is responsible for managing the operations of a community library. Responsibilities include: 

  • Leading and supervising all staff, including providing timely and objective feedback of performance, fostering the learning and development of staff, as well as for providing and modeling exceptional public service to all age levels. 
  • Also responsible for programming, outreach, physical maintenance, collection development, community liaising. 
  • Keeps records and statistics. Prepares reports. 
  • Must have demonstrated experience in the following competencies: initiative, flexibility, cooperative teamwork and modeling exemplary customer service. 
  • Performs other duties as required. 

 

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Requires an ALA accredited Master's degree and a New York State Public Librarian's Certificate. 
  • A minimum of one year of managerial experience including the performance management & supervision of full-time librarian staff is required. 
  • Must have demonstrated knowledge of library policies and procedures. 

 

 ABOUT QUEENS LIBRARY: 

Queens Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. Innovation and leadership are the hall marks of Queens Library. Our mission is to meet the needs of the community by offering lifelong learning opportunities and ensuring there is a positive impact in the community. Queens Library fulfills its goals by embracing innovation and change. With a history of offering pioneering programs that meet the diverse needs of the most diverse county in the US, Queens Library is a place where innovation and leaders are welcomed. Queens Library a private, non-profit corporation located in Queens, New York and includes 65 service locations with 1,700 employees. 

Queens Library is the proud recipient of the following awards: 2009 Library Journal, Library of the Year, 2014 ALA/Information Today, Library of the Future, 2013 ULC Top Innovators, 2013 American-Architect's Building of the Year (Queens Library at Glen Oaks). 

TO APPLY: Please send your resume and cover letter to QLcareers@queenslibrary.org and reference "CLM - QLWEB" in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email. 

 

The Queens Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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Children's Librarian, Queens Library, New York City, NY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Performs excellent internal and external customer service and library service in response to the information needs of library users and the overall community with an emphasis on children. 
  • Promotes library collections and services to the public, both inside and outside the physical building. Responsible for readers' guidance and reference services. 
  • Publicizes, plans and conducts programs for children and parents including: toddler and pre-school reading times, picture book hour, arts and crafts programs, and summer reading clubs. 
  • Assists customers with the use of print and electronic resources. Recommends and refers customers and parents to alternative sources of information (internal and external) to the Library. 
  • Performs collection development with an emphasis on developing quality children's materials including selecting and ordering materials. Monitors the public service floor. Assembles and arranges displays of books and other library materials. 
  • Assists in maintaining a pleasant, inviting, safe environment. Approves acceptance of gifts. 
  • Determines usage patterns of collections by assessing frequency of circulation, physical condition and other criteria. Maintains reference and circulation materials. 
  • Provides outreach to area elementary and nursery schools and community organizations serving children and families, informing them of library services and to develop partnerships for collaboration. Maintains and cultivates contact with schools and parents. 
  • May perform one or more of the following duties: investigates technologies that will improve services; creates, develops, maintains, or contributes to the community library web page and social media; supervises hourly rate employees and volunteers; compiles bibliographies and/or develop library user guides. 
  • Performs other duties as required.

 Schedule will include Saturdays and evenings. 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Must have a MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited library school. 
  • Must have the ability to work with a diverse population of children and effectively provide customer service to a large number of children simultaneously. 
  • New York State Public Librarian's Certificate required. 

ABOUT QUEENS LIBRARY 

  • Queens Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. Innovation and leadership are the hall marks of Queens Library. Our mission is to meet the needs of the community by offering lifelong learning opportunities and ensuring there is a positive impact in the community. Queens Library fulfills its goals by embracing innovation and change. With a history of offering pioneering programs that meet the diverse needs of the most diverse county in the US, Queens Library is a place where innovation and leaders are welcomed. Queens Library a private, non-profit corporation located in Queens, New York and includes 65 service locations with 1,700 employees. 
  • Queens Library is the proud recipient of the following awards: 2009 Library Journal, Library of the Year, 2014 ALA/Information Today, Library of the Future, 2013 ULC Top Innovators, 2013 American-Architect's Building of the Year (Queens Library at Glen Oaks). 

 

TO APPLY: 

Please send your resume and cover letter to qlcareers@queenslibrary.org and reference "Children's Librarian - QLWEB" in the subject line of the email. Resumes will only be accepted by email. 

The Queens Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

 

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Assistant Community Library Manager, Queens Library, New York City, NY

Responsibilities:

  • In partnership with the Community Library Manager, has overall responsibility for the leadership of staff, including the timely and objective feedback of performance and fostering the staff development/learning
  • Provides exceptional public service to all age levels.
  • Direct supervisor of the Customer Service Supervisor and Librarians
  • In the absence of the Community Library Manager, manages the library including materials selection, programming, physical maintenance, reports, etc.
  • Prepares reports and statistics. Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Must have a MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited library school.
  • A minimum of one year of managerial experience including the management of full-time librarian staff.
  • Two years of post-MLS experience is required.
  • A minimum of one year of librarian experience.
  • Must have demonstrated knowledge of library policies and procedures.
  • New York State Public Librarian's Certificate required.

Salary: Annual salaries start between $54,970 to $58,715 and increase to $57,718 to $62,365 after 12 months of successful performance.

About Queens Library: Queens Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. Innovation and leadership are the hall marks of Queens Library. Our mission is to meet the needs of the community by offering lifelong learning opportunities and ensuring there is a positive impact in the community. Queens Library fulfills its goals by embracing innovation and change. With a history of offering pioneering programs that meet the diverse needs of the most diverse county in the US, Queens Library is a place where innovation and leaders are welcomed. Queens Library is a private non-profit corporation located in Queens, New York and includes 65 service locations with 1,700 employees. Queens Library is the proud recipient of the following awards: 2009 Library Journal, Library of the Year, 2014 ALA/Information Today, Library of the Future, 2013 ULC Top Innovators, 2013 American-Architect's Building of the Year (Queens Library at Glen Oaks)

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to employment@queenslibrary.org and reference "ACLM - QLWEB" in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email.

The Queens Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Teen Librarian, Queens Library, New York City, NY

TEEN LIBRARIAN

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Provides library service to the community with an emphasis on teens and preteens. Provides reference and readers' advisory services. 
  • Explains and assists customers in use of print and electronic resources. Conducts training sessions for the public in the use of the library OPAC and the internet. 
  • Answers correspondence and inquiries on special reference subjects. Conducts reference interviews. Suggests and refers customers to alternative sources of information internal and external to the Library. 
  • Processes reserves and interloans requests. Performs Collection Development with an emphasis on developing quality young adult materials including selecting and ordering materials for the library collection and approves acceptance of gifts. 
  • Determines usage patterns of collections by assessing frequency of circulation, physical condition and other criteria as needed. Promotes library collection and services to the public assembles and arranges displays of books and other library materials. Maintains reference and circulation materials. Plans, and conducts programs. 
  • May perform one or more of the following duties: investigate technologies that will improve services; create, develop, maintain, or contribute to branch web page; supervise hourly rate employees; compile bibliographies and develop library user guides, both printed and electronic. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required. 

Schedule will include Saturdays and evenings. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Must have a MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited library school. 
  • Must have the ability to work with a diverse population and effectively provide customer service to a large number of customers simultaneously. 
  • New York State Public Librarian's Certificate required. 

ABOUT QUEENS LIBRARY: 

Queens Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. Innovation and leadership are the hall marks of Queens Library. Our mission is to meet the needs of the community by offering lifelong learning opportunities and ensuring there is a positive impact in the community. Queens Library fulfills its goals by embracing innovation and change. With a history of offering pioneering programs that meet the diverse needs of the most diverse county in the US, Queens Library is a place where innovation and leaders are welcomed. Queens Library a private, non-profit corporation located in Queens, New York and includes 65 service locations with 1,700 employees. 

Queens Library is the proud recipient of the following awards: 2009 Library Journal, Library of the Year, 2014 ALA/Information Today, Library of the Future, 2013 ULC Top Innovators, 2013 American-Architect's Building of the Year (Queens Library at Glen Oaks). 

TO APPLY: 

Please send your resume and cover letter to QLcareers@queenslibrary.org and reference "Teen Librarian - QLWEB" in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email. 

The Queens Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

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Circulation Librarian, Rodgers Memorial Library, Hudson, NH

Circulation Librarian (Full Time)

The George H. & Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library in Hudson, NH is seeking an energetic and customer service-oriented individual to become our full time Circulation Librarian. This position reports directly to the Library Director and is responsible for planning, organizing and managing the proper function of the circulation department on a daily basis, including overseeing the work of one full-time assistant librarian and several part-time library assistants. 

Duties:  

  • Trains new staff and communicates regularly with circulation staff regarding changes in policy, procedures and practice.
  • Maintains circulation staff schedule.
  • Participates in circulation staff evaluations.
  • Oversees all transactions, reserves and registrations.
  • Maintains and updates periodical subscriptions.
  • Participates in material selection and collection management for Adult Services. Provides Readers Advisory services to patrons.
  • Collects statistics and prepares monthly reports.
  • Regularly interacts with patrons and other libraries.

 

Qualifications include:    

Requirements for applicants include MLS, 3+years of progressively responsible professional library experience including one year in supervisory or administrative capacity, OR an equivalent combination of education and experience with emphasis on excellent communication skills.

Candidate must be willing to work a flexible schedule including some evening and weekend rotations. Must enjoy working with people in a collaborative environment. Due to the nature of circulation tasks candidate must be able to push or pull carts, do a moderate amount of bending, squatting, lifting (up to 40 lbs.) stretching and standing for an extended period.

Must be proficient in use of all modules of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher.

 

Candidate should have working knowledge in the following areas:

  • Current fiction and popular culture. 
  • Evergreen Integrated Library System (ILS),
  • Common social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter)
  • Downloadable books and mobile e-reader devices
  • Technology trends in public libraries

 

Closing Date: May 31, 2018

Salary: $18.00 to start DOE, 40 hours per week.

To Apply: Send resume with references and a letter of interest:

Linda Pilla, Library Director, director@rodgerslibrary.org

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Intern, Storrowton Village Museum West, Springfield, MA

The Summer/Fall Internship at Storrowton Village Museum (SVM) provides a student or recent graduate an opportunity to discover and experience a range of museum functions, including how to make discussion of New England's history relevant to a diverse population of visitors, how to manage special events, and preparation of exhibits. SVM provides a unique experience with its location on the grounds of the Eastern States Exposition, which features the annual Big E Fair from September 14 - 30, 2018.

The intern will working closely with the Director and SVM staff throughout the 2018 season in both costumed and non-costumed roles.

Possibility of continued employment after the internship period.

Please submit a PDF resume and cover letter, including two professional/academic references to the Director of Storrowton Village Museum, Jessica K. Fontaine at jfontaine@TheBigE.com. In addition, candidates invited to interview will be asked to provide an academic transcript.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: Negotiable/ Internship Credit

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Library Head, Arts & Humanities, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Application Link: 

Head of the Arts & Humanities Division 

University of California, Berkeley Library 
Hiring Range: Librarian
$86,204-$101,145 per annum, based on qualifications
This is a full time appointment available starting August 2018

The University of California, Berkeley seeks a collaborative, service-oriented librarian with demonstrated management and collection development experience to advance the Library's engagement with research and teaching in support of the arts and humanities.

The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at one of the nation's premier public universities. In a highly diverse and intellectually rich environment, Berkeley serves a campus community of 30,000 undergraduate students, 10,300 graduate students, and a faculty of 1,500. The Library comprises 25 campus libraries - including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, the Bancroft Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library and subject specialty libraries. With a collection of more than 11 million volumes and a collections budget of nearly $20 million, the Library offers extensive collections in all formats and robust services to connect users with those collections and build their related research skills. The Library's mission and strategic plan can be viewed at http://stories.lib.berkeley.edu/strategicplan/.

The Library's Arts & Humanities Division includes five libraries - Art History/Classics, Graduate Services, Morrison, Music, and South/Southeast Asia -- that serve the Berkeley campus community and broader communities of scholars. Collectively the Division facilitates access to research-level print and digital collections to support research and teaching programs related to arts, language, literature, philosophy and religion in a multicultural, global context. Additionally, the Division is home to several of the library liaisons/selectors who support international and area studies such as Middle East/Near East, South/Southeast Asia, and Europe.

Responsibilities
The Head of the Arts & Humanities Division provides leadership for enhancing the collections, operations, and user-centered services across the Division. The Division includes approximately 12 librarians and 11 library professionals with responsibility for collections, instruction, reference, and academic outreach. As a manager, this position directly supervises the librarians and a chief operations manager who supervises the career library staff in the Division.

The Head works collaboratively with library colleagues to assess strengths and weaknesses in the various collections, determine priorities, and develop departmental service plans that enhance and support the academic mission of the University. Mindful of current trends related to research and scholarly communications in arts and humanities fields, and in partnership with colleagues in the Library, across campus and at other institutions, the Head will play a guiding role in initiatives (such as collaborative collection development agreements, digitization projects, and donor engagement) supporting the current and future research needs of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

The position reports to the Associate University Librarian for Educational Initiatives & User Services, with a dotted line to the Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources, and is a member of the library-wide management team. The management team works collaboratively to guide and coordinate the strategic directions, programs, services, collections, facilities, and policies associated with public service units of the UC Berkeley Library. The Head serves as the collection fund group coordinator for arts and humanities librarians across campus -- including many librarians specializing in international and area studies -- providing oversight of substantial collections, endowments, gifts and various budgets. This position works with colleagues to develop collection policies and strategies for the benefit of the Library overall.

Our organization continues to evolve in the rapidly changing world of higher education and information resources and services, and thus it is essential that the Head be adaptable, forward- looking, and a good change-management leader. To be an effective manager, the Head will be a fair, progressive leader to Library staff; lead department-wide and library-wide discussions; aid in creating and communicating Library policies; manage personnel and financial matters; contribute to department-wide and library-wide priority setting and project management; encourage ongoing staff development; and foster an environment of collaboration, creative thinking, and continuous improvement.

The Division Head will engage in activities akin to others in the Division: providing research consultations for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students; developing guides and web pages to facilitate user access to resources; offering orientations and instructional seminars; serving as a liaison to an academic department or program; selecting materials in all formats; contributing to reference services for the arts and humanities; and staying abreast of scholarly communication issues. A significant portion of collection development is coordinated through a number of consortial agreements with libraries in the University of California system, Stanford University, and national organizations. The Head collaborates with selectors within the division to identify relevant online resources to purchase through campus funds or group agreements negotiated by the California Digital Library and the Center for Research Libraries.

UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, and work effectively in a shared decision-making environment. Advancement in the Librarian series is based in part on professional contributions beyond the primary assignment; the successful candidate will show evidence or promise of such contributions to the Library, campus, UC System, and profession.

Minimum basic qualification:

  • Advanced degree by application date

Additional required qualifications by start date in position:

  • Experience supervising and/or leading librarians and career staff
  • Experience effectively leading organizational change
  • Demonstrated analytical, organizational, problem solving, project management, and communication skills
  • Experience providing reference and instructional services related to the arts and/or humanities in an academic or research library environment
  • Experience participating in collection development and effectively managing collection funds in an academic or research library
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing highly responsive public service
  • Ability to foster and maintain partnerships with a broad-based constituency
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse staff and campus user communities

Additional preferred qualifications:

  • MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree
  • Demonstrated effectiveness working in a highly-collaborative, matrixed environment
  • Management experience in an academic library environment
  • Experience developing innovative services to enhance research and/or teaching
  • Experience in grant writing and fundraising
  • Knowledge of cataloging and access issues for print and digital collections

The Library at the University of California, Berkeley is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make a positive contribution in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

As a management position, this librarian position is not represented by a bargaining unit and is covered by the UC Academic Personnel Manual (APM).

Librarians are entitled to appropriate professional development leave, vacation leave, sick leave, and all other benefits granted non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.

This recruitment will remain open until filled.

Submit applications online at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01746

Applications must include a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience, and the names and contact information of three professional references who are knowledgeable about the applicant's qualifications for this position. References will only be contacted for individuals under serious consideration.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

Send inquiries to:

Susan E. Wong
Director, Library Human Resources Email: librec@library.berkeley.edu

LEARN MORE

More information about this recruitment:

REQUIREMENTS

DOCUMENTS

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. noting degrees and relevant work experience

  • Cover Letter - Cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications

REFERENCES

3 references required (contact information only)

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Create an ApplicantID
  2. Provide required information and documents
  3. If any, provide required reference information

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA

Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, CA is seeking a Professor of Library Science (Electronic Resources Librarian) for a full-time, tenure-track, 12-month contract position that begins in the 2018-29 academic year (July 2018). Initial screening of applications begins on 5/14.

Full posting and instructions for applying are here: https://hrjobs.mtsac.edu/postings/5425

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Library Director, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, MA

TOWN OF NORFOLK, MASSACHUSETTS

OPENING FOR LIBRARY DIRECTOR

DEPARTMENT: Public Library

POSITION: Library Director

START DATE: November 1, 2018

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: August 1, 2018

 

DESCRIPTION:

The Norfolk Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking a Director, effective November 1, 2018. The Director is responsible for leading and managing all library operations. The Director reports to a 3-member elected Board of Trustees. Norfolk is a community of over 11,000 residents located about 35 miles southwest of Boston and about 25 miles northeast of Providence, RI. This community which has successfully strived to maintain its rural charm is nonetheless within easy commuting distance of the larger cities and towns of southern New England. Valued as a community treasure by residents and generously supported by an active Friends organization, the Norfolk Public Library was significantly expanded and completely renovated in 2005. There were over 83,000 discrete patron visits in CY 2017 and over 6,000 persons participated in library sponsored programs. The Norfolk Public Library is part of the SAILS network; it has an annual operating budget of $587,000 in FY 18; and employs 4 full time and 9 part time staff.

 

NATURE OF WORK: 

The Director has the responsibility for all public library operations, including administration of the library's operating and capital budgets; overseeing the physical plant; and hiring, supervising, evaluating, and terminating staff on behalf of the Trustees. The Director is responsible for developing a strategic plan and technology leadership, including emerging technologies that impact the way in which the library delivers service to patrons of all ages.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

As Administrative Head of the Public Library, the Director:

  • Supervises staff and their training; assigns responsibilities and ensures that work schedules are appropriately planned to ensure the orderly functioning of the library.
  • Is responsible for the appointment, evaluation, promotion and dismissal of staff.
  • Conducts staff meetings and develops program of staff training opportunities.
  • Supervises selection of books and all other library materials and is responsible for collection maintenance and development.
  • Implements and supervises use of technology for dissemination of information.
  • Directs expenditure of budgeted funds for the fiscal year, approves vouchers and Payroll, and authorizes payment by the Town Treasurer.
  • Analyzes, plans, and coordinates programs of the Public Library to ensure the highest quality services and use of resources and to maximize the effectiveness of budget allocations.
  • Prepares the annual operating budget and capital budgets for approval by the Library Board of Trustees
  • Prepares and files all reports as required by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners for continued certification of the library and to maintain eligibility for state LIG/MEG, Non-Resident Lending, and Net-Lender reimbursement programs.
  • As head of a department in the Town, represents the Public Library before other municipal boards and committees, as appropriate.
  • Represents the Public Library at regional, state and other Library agencies and organizations, and represents the library to the SAILS Library Network; may serve on the Executive Board of SAILS.
  • Seeks out and prepares applications for grants and other outside funding.
  • Acts as liaison between staff of the Public Library and the Board of Library Trustees.
  • Establishes, maintains, and implements programs which will engender good will and promote the Public Library and its services to the community.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

The Library Director must have a Master of Library Science degree at the time of application, and must be certified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Experience should include 3 to 5 years of public library management.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITY AND SKILLS:

The Library Director must have a demonstrated knowledge of the principals and practices of library science, including knowledge of library automation systems and technology; organizational and interpersonal skills that permit the effective planning and direction of library staff and programs; excellent written and oral communications skills.

 

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

The Director is responsible to the Board of Library Trustees and is expected to exercise a high degree of independent judgment and decision-making in carrying out policy set by the Trustees.

 

COMPLEXITY:

This is a top-level administrative position that requires flexibility, sound decision-making, and independent judgment.

 

NATURE AND PURPOSE OF PERSONAL CONTACTS:

In order to implement and carry out the responsibilities described above, the Director interacts with the entire library staff, the Board of Library Trustees, as well as other town departments and the general public. The Director is responsible for fostering outstanding community relations.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

Minimal to moderate physical effort demanded when performing functions under typical office conditions.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

Work is performed in a facility with appropriate lighting and ventilation.

 

SUPERVISION AND MANAGEMENT EXERCISED:

The Director is the top-level manager for the library, and directly supervises the Associate Director, Senior Youth Services Librarian, Information Systems Administrator, and Technical Services Librarian.

 

SALARY: $78,000

 

To apply email cover letter and resume to:

Glenn Hill, Clerk of Norfolk Library Trustees

glenn@hillsec.com

 

The town of Norfolk is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Posted: May 1, 2018

 

 

(This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the position change.)

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Youth Services Librarian, Stevens Memorial Library, Ashburnham, MA

The Stevens Memorial Library, Ashburnham, is seeking a full-time (35 hours/week) Youth Services Librarian.

Duties include:  Planning, implementing, advertising, and managing library services for children and teenagers. Leading collection development for ages birth through 17. Managing departmental budget and statistics. Spearheading social media for the Library. Assisting in all circulation functions as needed. Other related duties as assigned.

35 hours per week. Includes evenings and weekends.

Qualifications

Two (2) or more years of direct experience with children and teenagers, including programming, reference, and reader's advisory. Experience or education in collection development strongly preferred. Thorough knowledge of children's and teen literature required. Must possesses genuine passion and excitement for youth services and emerging technologies.

Education: Bachelor's degree required; Master's Degree in Library Science strongly preferred.

Salary: $18.59/hr

Closing Date: May 31, 2018

How to Apply: Qualified candidates should submit a current resume and letter of interest to Emily Donnelly, Director (librarydirector@ashburnham-ma.gov). Only emailed applications will be accepted.

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Director, Waterbury Public Library, Waterbury, VT

The Waterbury Public Library seeks an innovative and enthusiastic Library Director to lead our library into the future. Waterbury's beautiful new library was opened in 2016 and the incoming Library Director will find wonderful opportunities to develop library space, collections, and programming. The Director will develop a vision for further integrating the library as a part of our vibrant and growing community. The successful candidate will be creative and organized, demonstrate a history of community outreach, and have a background as a good planner and manager.  


The Director oversees and develops a staff of five employees as well as numerous volunteers. The director also coordinates community outreach efforts, ensures quality patron services, develops the library's print and electronic collections, and works with the Library Commissioners to plan and develop policy, and the Commissioners and Town Manager to develop the budget. A full position description can be found here.  

Qualifications include:

  • Masters of Library Science plus two years of experience working in libraries OR a Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of five years of experience working in libraries, preferably as a librarian or library director in a public or community library.

  • Vermont Certificate of Librarianship preferred.

  • Experience working with the public.  

  • Knowledge of integrated library systems.

  • Strong communication skills and computer skills.

  • Enthusiasm for the role of public libraries as community hubs, centers of learning, and transformative institutions.


The position includes a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Waterbury, Vermont is town of ~5000 situated between Burlington, Montpelier, and the Mad River Valley. The Library enjoys broad community support and collaborates with other town entities. An overview of all that Waterbury has to offer can be found here.

If interested in applying, please send a resume, cover letter, and the contact information for three references to:  

Library Commissioners Chair:

Dan DeSanto ddesanto@uvm.edu


or mail paper copies to:

Dan DeSanto c/o

Waterbury Public Library

28 North Main St., Suite 2

Waterbury, VT 05676

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Internships, UPenn Libraries, Philadelphia, PA

There are now two internships open for MLIS students at UPenn. Information on how to apply and more information is on the website:

http://www.library.upenn.edu/hr/internship/

 

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Archivist, Town Clerk's Office, Bedford, MA

The Town of Bedford (pop. 13,691) seeks candidates for the position of Archivist.  This full-time (40 hrs/week) position reports to the Town Clerk. Duties include, but are not limited to: overseeing the appraisal, arrangement and classification of records and document collections, management of the Town's record retention schedules and the coordination of conservation and preservation measures relating to historical records and official documents.

 

Candidates must have knowledge of the following: the principles, practices, standards, and techniques used in archival appraisals, arrangements and descriptions; the legal requirements of record management and record retention schedules; and record and document conservation and preservation practices and procedures.

 

Minimum requirements include a Bachelor's Degree in Archival Management or related field and one (1) to three (3) years of experience in archives management or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Strong preference will be given for previous relevant municipal experience.

 

The entry salary range for this position is $51,492 to $59,217 depending on experience and education. The Town of Bedford offers a comprehensive benefits package.

 

Application for employment may be downloaded at: www.bedfordma.gov/employment. The Town of Bedford Job Application is required to be completed in full by all applicants regardless of whether a resume is submitted.  


Please send resume, application, and letter of interest to:

Colleen Doyle

Human Resources Manager

humanresources@bedfordma.gov or by mail

Town of Bedford

10 Mudge Way

Bedford, MA 01730

or fax to (781) 275-6310

The deadline for applications is Friday, June 29, 2018.

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Senior Analyst, Records Management, The New York State Unified Court System, Manhattan, NY

The New York State Unified Court System - Manhattan, NY
$68,367 a year

The New York State Unified Court System is seeking applicants for Senior Court Analyst to assist in our Division of Professional and Court Services' Office of Records Management in Manhattan, NY.

Under supervision, Senior Court Analysts work individually or as team leaders, on projects that involve research and confidential analysis, planning and other related work in one or more of the following areas: budget development and court finance; personnel administration; resource allocation; and court system management and administration. As team leaders, Senior Court Analysts supervise Junior Court Analysts and Court Analysts assigned to field or research projects of narrow scope.

Assignment:
  • This position will be assigned to the Division of Professional and Court Services' Office of Records Management. The candidate must be able to provide logical and consistent guidance to others on how to develop procedures to ensure the effectiveness and continuity of a court records management program.
  • Special consideration will be given to applicants with prior records management experience and a practical understanding of the technical nature of electronic records. The ability to work independently, to present coherent oral and written proposals, and to develop and conduct training programs are critical components of the position
  • Successful applicants will manage significant records management projects focused on any aspect of the field, including retention, electronic records, process improvement, records inventory, disaster recovery, and archives
  • Statewide travel will be required.

Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university and two (2) years of relevant experience; or Master's degree from an accredited college or university and one (1) year of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference will be given to candidates with a degree in Library Science, Archival Science, or a related field.

Please view the full employment announcement at:
www.nycourts.gov/careers/statewide/1813.pdf

Base Salary: $64,367

Location Pay: $4,000

What do we offer?

This is a position with the New York State Unified Court System and includes a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package and membership in the New York State & Local Retirement System. Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 20 days of paid vacation, 13 days of paid sick leave and 12 holidays. Our goal is to provide equal opportunities, work-life balance, and great career opportunities.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $68,367.00 /year

Experience: Records Management: 2 years (Required)

Education: Bachelor's (Required)

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Project Archivists, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Applications will only be accepted through the Boston College application portal.
Boston College's John J. Burns Library seeks two project archivists for 2-year term positions processing US Congressional and other Massachusetts political collections. This position supports the teaching, learning, and research missions of Boston College by making archival collections visible in the University Libraries' catalog and accessible for research, use in the curriculum, and digitization. Burns Library holds unprocessed political collections, including the US Congressional papers of Democratic Representative from Massachusetts (1935-1988) Edward Patrick Boland; Republican Representative from Massachusetts (1967-1983), Health and Human Services Secretary (1983-1985), and ambassador to Ireland (1985-1988) Margaret M. Heckler; and other Massachusetts political collections.
Under the direction of the Head Archivist, the Project Archivists will be responsible for efficiently processing, arranging and describing material following professional standards. They will document decisions and progress, follow existing workflows, and create description in ArchivesSpace.
Boston College University Libraries are committed to making the Burns Library's Congressional collections more widely known and used; these positions reflects that commitment.
Requirements: The ideal candidate will have an ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Science, Information Science, or the equivalent with coursework in archives and preservation; 2-3 years processing experience with particular focus on historical, political, or government records; and an understanding of the structure of Congressional offices and the process that legislation undergoes in Congress to become law. Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Applications received by May 31st preferred.
Salary range: $50,350 - $62,950
Boston College Information: 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. www.bc.edu
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.

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Research Services Assistant, Mintz Levin, Boston, MA

Job Title: Research Services Assistant

Law Firm: Mintz Levin

Location: Boston, MA

Please Apply Online: https://careers.mintz.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=3

Under the direction of the Director of Research Services, the Research Services Assistant works to provide quality support to the Director and the Research Services team. The Assistant will provide daily administrative support to the Director and work on regularly scheduled and ad hoc projects for the team.

 
Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the maintenance of the department intranet pages.
  • Coordinate the logistics of vendor training for the department and for attorneys.
  • Maintain the organization of departmental documents.
  • Track regularly scheduled activities. Assist with and monitor status of team tasks, completion of regular department activities, as well as special assignments.
  • Maintain department contacts list.
  • Maintain and oversee department contacts, calendars, activities and vacation schedules.
  • Organize and set up internal and external department meetings.
  • Assist with creation of department research guides and practice support materials.
  • Assist with development and maintenance of tracking software applications.
  • Assist with a variety of data collection projects.
  • Provide back up support for basic document retrieval functions.
  • Provide back up support for invoice management.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as requested.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • 1+ year of administrative assistant experience within a law firm or professional services environment is strongly preferred.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to execute through to completion.
  • Creative problem solving skills, reasoning ability, and logical thought process.
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize competing demands, and meet various deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to professionally interact and collaborate with colleagues at all levels.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Outstanding sense of customer service.
  • Enthusiastic, proactive, and positive attitude.
  • Ability to handle confidential matters with discretion.
  • Must be self-motivated to produce quality work.
  • High level of integrity and honesty.
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint. Ability to quickly get up to speed and master new applications and software is critical.
  • Flexibility to work overtime when necessary.

 

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Research Assistance, Weiss Asset Management, Boston, MA

Research Assistant

Application Deadline: June 1st

Part-time role; seeking current students

Weiss Asset Management is seeking Research Assistants to work directly with senior investment professionals on various projects including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Reading and summarizing financial news and documents
  • Highlighting economically significant portions of documents
  • Searching for primary source documents to be used for investment analysis.
  • Conducting cost benefit analysis of research vendors
  • Investigating trends and investments of competitors in the hedge fund space.
  • Facilitating the record-keeping of investment processes.

 

 

Successful candidates are creative problem-solvers and self-starters who have the proven ability to produce results. Candidates from all academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Attention to detail, strong interpersonal and writing skills, quantitative reasoning ability, and a rigorous work ethic are prerequisites. Finance experience is not required.

 

To apply, please send an e-mail to careers@weissasset.com with the subject, "[Your Name], Research Assistant" in the subject line. Include your transcript and resume with GPA's and standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, GRE, etc.), broken down by subject area. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

 

 

About the company:

Weiss Asset Management develops proprietary value-based and quantitative strategies to manage approximately $2 billion globally. Members of our team have advanced training in economics, computer science, physics, law, and mathematics, but we welcome truly exceptional candidates from all backgrounds. Our approach to problems is cerebral and analytically rigorous as we continually review our results in light of new data and insights. Collegial in nature, the culture at Weiss fosters cutting-edge academic and industry research. Finance experience is not a prerequisite, but candidates should have the drive and ability to acquire the skills necessary to perform at the highest level. All employees must adhere to the highest ethical standards. WAM does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other characteristic protected by law.

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Records Analyst, Ropes & Gray, Boston, MA

About Ropes & Gray

Ropes & Gray LLP is a preeminent global law firm focused on providing the highest-quality advice on our clients' critical legal and business issues. Our global team of 2,500 talented professionals regularly helps clients meet high-stakes challenges, solve complex problems and achieve key goals. These colleagues work together across a global office network that includes offices in Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Tokyo and Washington, D.C.

We are a contemporary firm that can bring more than 150 years of legal and institutional history to bear on the challenges clients face in today's global, 24/7 business environment. Our collaborative approach gives our clients--which include many of the world's most respected companies and institutions--ready access to leading corporate, litigation, transactional and regulatory lawyers whose knowledge and experience span industries and geographies.


With an international presence, we focus primarily on the asset management, technology, life sciences, health care and real estate industries. Our clients include global industry leaders, financial institutions, investment firms, private equity firms, hospitals and health care organizations, educational institutions and individuals.

We have consistently been recognized for our leading practices in many areas, including private equity, M&A, life sciences, health care, finance, investment management, hedge funds, tax, real estate, intellectual property, business and securities litigation, government enforcement, antitrust, and privacy and data security.
Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.

JOB SUMMARY:

Assist in the maintenance of the firm's client and business information including physical and electronic files; collects and organizes all incoming related work, including retrieval and distribution of files. The RIM Analyst serves as an initial point of contact for internal and external client requests and inquiries. In accordance with department policies and procedures, applies appropriate disposition to records.  Provides support, as needed, for the firm's document management system.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES:

  1. Coordinates workflow and is responsible for prioritization of personal workload on a daily basis.
  2. Prepare new records, following department procedures.
  3. Edit and track existing records, including researching information on file activity history, by utilizing records management system reports.
  4. Under direction from the Records Compliance and Disposition Coordinator (RCDC) and in accordance with the Firm's retention policy, review emails and records eligible for disposal or final disposition. Follow records disposal procedures communicating with responsible attorneys, clients, vendors and IT as appropriate.
  5. Assist Records Mobility Coordinator (RMC) with the review and release of designated client records (including email, physical and electronic) for transfer out of the Firm.
  6. Work on a team as a customer service representative, retrieving and delivering files from the records department or offsite storage, and answering requests in all formats.
  7. Creatively solve problems and adhere to department standard operating procedures and policies while executing good judgment in escalating issues to the RIM Supervisor.
  8. Assist with the training of new and existing department employees and end users.
  9. Assist the RIM Supervisor with ensuring compliance of department and Firm policies and standard operating procedures.
  10. Assist the Senior RIM Analyst with the attorney departure process including the collection, review and vetting of attorney's personal emails and documents.
  11. Under instruction of the Senior RIM Analyst, file client and Firm email to the Firm's document management system.
  12. Support other records functions and Knowledge Management initiatives as needed.

 

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  1. Bachelor's degree required.
  2. Two years of general office work including data entry, records filing and related duties; law firm experienced preferred.
  3. Experience working with intellectual property, trust administration, and litigation records preferred.
  4. Proficiency with Microsoft office.
  5. iManage Records Manager (IRM) experience desired
  6. Experience with iManage/FileSite preferred.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team is essential.
  8. Experience working with electronic records system preferred.
  9. Familiarity with records/document retention procedures preferred.
  10. Familiarity with incoming and outgoing records transfer procedures preferred.

 

ESSENTIAL CAPABILITIES:

  • Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under tight time constraints
  • Ability to follow instructions from internal and external clients and follow through on requests
  • Ability to accomplish a task by carefully paying attention to all levels of detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with all levels of personnel, including attorneys, paralegals, secretaries and other support staff.
  • Able to work in a team environment
  • Ability to be flexible and maintain a professional manner in all situations
  • Reliable and punctual.
  • Ability to work within a multi-office environment.
  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally and educationally diverse environment.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Normal office environment and schedule.

Capability to lift at least twenty-five pounds repeatedly.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements. 

https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=ROPESGRAY&cws=41&rid=1833

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Call for Registration: Social Science Librarians Boot Camp

Registration for the Social Science Librarians Boot Camp is now open -https://www.regonline.com/sslbc2018

Regular registration is $60; the student rate is $30.

The eighth annual Social Science Librarians Boot Camp will be held Friday, June 1, 2018 at Tisch Library, Tufts University (Medford, MA). It is a low-cost, day-long program that will feature expert lectures from Dr. Claire Wardle on fighting misinformation, and Eric Huntley on data visualization; a panel discussion with first generation college students; and a bevy of afternoon workshops on topics such as zines, copyright, losing your fear of public speaking, mapping Census data, research data management, and text analysis for the social sciences.

Once again, we'll be offering informal discussion groups with topics generated by the attendees in advance.

Take a look at the preliminary information on speakers and sessions at the 2018 SSLBC website

 

A few more things 

  • We've updated our Code of Conduct this year. Take a look before you register. 
  • We can no longer offer free parking for attendees. Parking is available for $8 in the Dowling Hall garage. The Medford/Somerville campus is well-served by bus lines, and is about a 15 minute walk from the Davis Square T stop. Check out our Travel Info page for more detail. 

If you have any questions about the registration process, reach out to martha.kelehan@tufts.edu

For questions about the program, you can email sslbc2018@elist.tufts.edu

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Research Center Director, The Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, GA

The Georgia Historical Society (GHS) is the premier independent statewide institution responsible for collecting, examining, and teaching Georgia history. GHS houses the oldest and most distinguished collection of materials related exclusively to Georgia history in the nation. To learn more, go to www.georgiahistory.com.

The role of the Director of the Research Center is to lead, plan, manage, and oversee a private library and archival collection and to ensure the provision of high-quality reference services to patrons. The Director of the Research Center works closely with the Executive Vice President and the President to ensure that the work in the library and archives is in keeping with the strategic goals and objectives of the institution.

For more information, click here.

Duties:

  • Serve as the team leader for library and archives and is the primary contact and expert for the institution in these areas. Ensure high quality reference and information services and donor relations and acquisitions management. Oversee events, temporary loans, equipment repair, and facilities management. This responsibility includes activities like establishing goals, developing work plans, monitoring statistics, managing facilities, and supervising on a day-to-day basis.
  • Working closely with senior staff, plan and set goals and objectives for the future of the Research Center which are responsive to and conforms to the institution's mission, goals, and objectives. Determine the services needed, the most effective way to provide them, and the resources necessary to support them. Develop system improvements as needed.
  • Make recommendations for the annual departmental budget and present and defend budget requests. Administer and control the expenditure of departmental fund allocations within the constraints of approved budgets. Oversee the collection of fees and charges.
  • Lead in the communication of Research Center needs to senior management. Draft and recommend policy and fees to the Executive Vice President and plan for the implementation of library and archives goals and objectives. Develop, revise, implement, maintain, and oversee the institution's acquisition and deaccessioning policies and procedures. Direct the development and maintenance of archival collections, books, microfilm, artifacts, and other library materials. Provide leadership with regard to creation and implementation of "best practices" in library and archives management and administration, consulting others in the field as appropriate. This responsibility includes oversight of all technical service activities such as acquiring, processing, cataloging, and maintaining resources.
  • Oversee administration of copyright compliance and contractual commitments.
  • Administer personnel regulations and conduct performance evaluation of staff members. Direct the training of Research Center staff in technical and administrative library and archives skills. Direct and participate in personnel actions such as hiring, training, retention, motivation, termination, and evaluation. Handle difficult personnel issues in consultation with the Associate Director of Administration. Plan and conduct Research Center staff meetings. Ensure report deadlines are being met. Relay developments in the Research Center division to senior management on a regular basis.
  • Prepare narrative and statistical reports for the Board of Curators, President, and funding agencies. Provide staff support to the Board of Curators by assisting with meetings, preparing reports, and implementing policy decided by the Board.
  • Present special programs and instructional activities to extend library services and facilities across the State. Attend night meetings as required by position.
  • Work with others to direct in the development, repair, and maintenance of the facilities. In coordination with the Associate Director of Administration, keep the Executive Vice President apprised of the condition of the building. Make recommendations as to the priority of maintenance projects.
  • Develop strategic facility goals with senior management. Monitor construction and renovation projects which support the strategic goals. Draft or review proposals, solicitations, fundraising promotional materials, grant reports, etc., related to funds for the Research Center as needed.
  • Participate in professional archival or library associations, and other professional organizations to remain current on developments and advancements in archival studies, preservation, conservation, library science, public administration, and training.
  • Supervise the utilization and maintenance of technology to deliver, monitor, and enhance Research Center service. Oversee the continual development of the Research Center's web page so that it is an instrument for service delivery, information exchange, and public awareness.
  • Perform other related duties and tasks as assigned by senior management.

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Archivist/Records Management Specialist I, Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma City, OK

Job locations: Research Division, Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma City, OK.

Position is responsible for operating two NextScan microfilm digital conversion machines and other complex digitization equipment.

Position requires specialized computer software knowledge to process digital images in office, photoshop, acrobat, ACDSee, Python, Protools, Audacity, and the CuadraSTAR cataloging system.

Position requires skills relating to the preservation of archival collections and proper processing techniques based on archival industry standards. 
 
The position will work on archival digital duplication projects.  This includes digitizing, processing, cataloging, and preservation of the archival materials.

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Electronic Records Archivist, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, WI

The position is located in the Division of Library, Archives and Museum Collections at the Wisconsin Historical Society in Madison, Wisconsin. This is a project position funded through March 2019, the actual term is at the discretion of the supervisor and based upon employee performance.

The position is being funded by the National Historical Records and Publications Commission (NHPRC), the grant-making affiliate of the National Archives. The Wisconsin Historical Society is one of four state-level archival institutions in the country to receive a grant award from the NHPRC in the State Government Electronic Records category in the first round. Understanding that government information maintained by state archives is a national asset, the NHPRC supports projects that actively engage in activities that preserve electronic record assets and make them available for public discovery.

Qualifications:

  • Experience with archival or records management standards, methods, theory and practice.
  • Experience with electronic records management concepts and processes including records retention, transfer, data migration, preservation and access.
  • Experience with using metadata standards and protocols such as Encoded Archival Description (EAD), Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS), Metadata Object Description Schema (MOPDS), Preservation Metadata Implementation Strategies (PREMIS) or Dublin Core.
  • Experience with using database platforms such as Access, SQL/MySQL or Oracle

How To Apply:

Please email a resume and cover letter addressing the qualifications listed above to the HR Contact by the deadline. Your application materials will be used to determine eligibility for this vacancy.

If you omit information requested as part of the application process, your application may be ineligible. Materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.
Questions may be directed to the HR contact above.

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Multimedia Digital Archivist, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

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Classified Title: Multimedia Digital Archivist
Role/Level/Range: ATP/4/PC
Salary: $49,216 - $82,904
Status: Full-Time

Department: School of Nursing
Work Schedule/Hours Monday-Friday/8:30-5p/37.5 hours
Location: East Baltimore Campus
Personnel area: Nursing

The School of Nursing is seeking a Multimedia Digital Archivist that will report to the Dean's Office.. This is a one-year, full-time position that will be responsible for organizing, digitizing and preserving photographs, videos, audio files, graphics, documents, learning objects, and other significant assets so they are readily searchable and retrievable. A primary function of this position is to review and ensure that all digital learning materials are culturally appropriate for internal and external use.

The Multimedia Digital Archivist will also be responsible to meta-data tag and upload images, videos and other digital assets into a central digital asset management system, as well as coordinating the retention and digital preservation of a variety of important assets in other format specific electronic storage depositories (ex. Mediasite, Vimeo, YouTube, Network Drives.) This position also advises on archival policies and practices for managing-digital materials by establishing naming protocols, metadata schema, controlled vocabularies and handling quality control of the preservation workflow.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

  • Working through the School's historical images and other important digital assets to identify important assets for historic preservation, assigning meta-data (key-words) to the files and uploading them to the team's central digital repository.
  • Help coordinate the archiving of important assets such as documents, audio files, video files, photos, learning objects, and graphics across other departments.
  • Ensure accessibility of digital assets by determining appropriate organization and digital storage structure, analyzing content of the source material, and determining the purpose of the materials for material descriptions
  • Collaborating with colleagues in the School to review digital assets for diversity and inclusion and advise on the development of culturally appropriate digital learning materials
  • Evaluate assets within the team's possession for retention within the archive to make sure all relevant digital assets are preserved and searchable within the repository.
  • Maintaining a thorough, functional record-keeping system, including developing data definitions, naming conventions, and a master index of metadata key words, as well as determining and implementing sustainable work flows from contributing departments.
  • Advises on the creation of policies and procedures for managing digital materials for inclusion storage, preservation, organization, description and access
  • Organizing the central photo directory that is the repository of all images within the School's possession
  • Eliminating poor, culturally inappropriate, or redundant images/assets by going through all files within the repository, as well as collecting those within the possession of each department to sort and separate for non-use as necessary.
  • Assisting digital archive users on how to best access, use and interpret archives
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Masters in Library Science, Digital Archiving, History, Computer Science or other related discipline and two years of practical experience with digital archiving including digitization, creating metadata descriptions and processing digital assets.

Preferred:

Two or more years of experience with digital archiving including digitization, creating metadata schema, controlled vocabularies and processing assets, experience producing educational content for web, social media, television, etc. and experience within a university, university medical center, or health care environment desired.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

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Curator, Visual Resources Collection, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI


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Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Demonstrated record of managerial experience in visual resources collection or equivalent environment. Broad knowledge of art and architectural history. Working knowledge of visual image cataloging procedures. Working knowledge of copy photography, web site maintenance, database software, and imaging applications. Familiarity with the principal languages of art history. Familiarity with current trends in information technology. Excellent communication and organizational skills.

Principal duties:
Under the chair of the Department of Art History the curator will:

  • 40% Develop, organize, manage and maintain the department's Visual Resources Collection (slides, photographs, digital images and online Art History course materials) and plans for the transition into increasingly digital records management and online course content through Canvas.
  • 30% Assist faculty and student users of the collection and train student staff.
  • 10% Act as liaison between the department and L&S Learning Support Services for oversight and maintenance of department audio-visual equipment.
  • 10% Plan and administer the annual budget for maintenance of the visual collections, classroom audiovisual equipment, and computer equipment and software.
  • 10% Develop strategies for expansion via grants and other funding proposals. Plan for the future of the collection, particularly in expanding the digital collection.



Requirements:

  • A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
  • A period of evaluation will be required

Employee Class:
Academic Staff
Department(s): L&S/ART HISTORY
Full Time Salary Rate: Minimum $49,783 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Term: This position will end on JUNE 30, 2019.
Appointment percent: 100%
Anticipated begin date: JULY 01, 2018
Number of Positions: 1

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION
Application must be received by: JUNE 05, 2018

HOW TO APPLY:
Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process.

For questions on the position, contact: Clare Christoph, clare.christoph@wisc.edu, 608-263-2341.

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.

Questions about the position can be directed to:
Clare Christoph
Phone: 608-263-2341
226 Elvehjem
Fax: N/A
800 University Ave.
Email: clare.christoph@wisc.edu
Madison, WI 53706

Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.)

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: http://www.oed.wisc.edu/478.htm

NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. In the case where there are fewer than five finalists, the names of the five most qualified candidates must be released upon request.

UW-Madison is required by law to request data from applicants for employment in order to monitor its recruitment and selection practices. In order for us to meet this federal reporting requirement, please go to http://www.oed.wisc.edu/reports-and-forms.htm to fill out the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Form and the Applicant Self-Identification Form for Protected Veterans. Please reference the Position Vacancy Number when uploading your completed forms. Completing these forms is voluntary and your responses will be kept confidential and is not considered as part of the hiring criteria.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Librarian, Genealogy & Carlsbad History, Carlsbad City Library, Carlsbad, CA

Are you a librarian who embraces the public library's role in building communities and enriching lives? Are you technologically savvy and enthusiastic about interactive customer engagement? Are you passionate about adult programming and outreach?  If so, the Carlsbad City Library system invites you to apply for the position of part-time Reference Librarian in Genealogy & Carlsbad History.  

 
The opportunity to work with us comes after our $11 million modernization and renovation project designed to meet the changing needs of the community in an increasingly digital age. With more than 65,000 patrons visiting us each month, our libraries are community gathering spaces offering enhanced technology, Wi-Fi connectivity, and collaborative meeting areas.
 
Qualified applicants will be notified only if selected to participate in an interview.
Part-time positions cannot exceed 980 total hours worked within one fiscal year. Part-time employees with the City of Carlsbad receive 24 hours of sick leave per fiscal year. The scheduled work hours for part-time Reference Librarians will vary and may be distributed over all hours that the Carlsbad Libraries are open, including evenings and weekends.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist the public and the division with genealogical research, historical research, records retrieval and ensure top quality user experiences
  • Accession, arrange, describe and provide public access to historical collections including the records of various organizations, manuscripts, photographs, maps, drawings, newspapers, oral histories and similar materials
  • Conduct biographical and historical research related to the history of Carlsbad
  • Provide instruction in the use of various print, electronic, and online resources
  • Troubleshoot technology problems, create simple user guides and effectively document technology issues
  • Promote libraries, library services, and library programs
  • Participate in community outreach efforts
  • May train other staff in the use of tools, systems and practices

Qualifications

  • Knowledgeable of the principles and practices of reference services in special collections
  • Interest and knowledge in history and genealogy
  • Experience in processing archival collections
  • Able to provide answers to complicated reference questions using a variety of sources in various formats
  • Highly developed aptitude for providing excellent customer service
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with the public and coworkers
  • Able to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with a keen attention to detail
  • Proficient working with technology, including mobile devices, computers, MS Office software including Word, Excel and Publisher and online/downloadable content
  • Willingness and ability to be flexible, creative and innovative
  • Effective communicator in written and oral presentations, especially in the instruction of others
  • Experience in digitizing collections preferred
  • Experience working with digital asset management systems preferred

Experience & Education

  • A  successfully completed Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science (MLIS/MLS) from an ALA accredited school is required
  • Experience working in a customer service environment, preferably in a public library setting, is highly desired
  • As conditions of employment, we will verify the employee's legal right to work in the United States and conduct a criminal check through a Department of Justice Live Scan report

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Need to be able to operate equipment, including (but not limited to) some that may require rapid adjustments such as a computer keyboards and terminals, printers, and photocopiers
  • Must be able to coordinate eyes, hands, feet and limbs in performing skilled movements such as rapid keyboard use
  • Need to be able to perform frequent downward or upward flexion or turning of the neck, fine finger dexterity and grasp to manipulate the keyboard, telephone, writing instruments, papers, books, manuals, and reports
  • Job entails standing, bending, stooping, climbing, reaching at and above shoulders and twisting at the waist. On an infrequent basis, the incumbent must be able to squat or kneel


The City of Carlsbad is an equal opportunity/ADA employer and values diversity at all levels of the organization. 

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Executive Director, Langston Hughes Community Library & Cultural Center, Queens Library, New York, NY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Executive Director of the Langston Hughes Cultural Center is responsible for the overall operations, programs, services, and staff for the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center (LHCL CC). In partnership with the Vice President of Public Library Service and the Library Action Committee of Corona-East Elmhurst, Inc. Board of Directors, designs the strategy for future programs, collections, services and cultural arts events. Continually assesses the service needs of the Langston Hughes community.

  • Responsible for the overall administration, financial/budget management, and day-to-day operations, programs and services.
  • Liaises with the Library Action Committee of Corona-East Elmhurst, Inc. (LAC) Board of Directors to manage Board administration, prepare grant applications, and required reports as well as developing sound work plans and business goals that fulfill the LAC's core mission and help advance and meet the needs of the Langston Hughes community.
  • Manages and continually evaluates and enhances the program offerings of the Langston Hughes Cultural Arts Programs, afterschool Homework Assistance Program (HAP), and Black Heritage Reference Center of Queens County (BHRC) that promote and build the organization's reputation within the community.
  • Provides outreach to local schools and organizations to publicize programs and collections on poet Langston Hughes, Langston Hughes Library Center, and Black History and culture.
  • Identifies current and future programmatic priorities.
  • Liaises with State, City and Borough elected officials and provide public relations to community and local organizations.
  • Has overall oversight for all LHCL CC staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Requires an ALA accredited MLS/MLIS degree and a New York State Public Librarian's Certificate.
  • A minimum of 5 years of operational leadership and management experience in a non-profit, government, library, economic development, community outreach/organizing, or urban planning environment required. 
  • Success in strategic planning, fundraising, and problem solving required.
  • Substantive administrative, operational and financial management experience with strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize projects required.
  • Should have experience with writing grants and proposals.
  • Ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen relationships inside and outside the organization.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in Spanish or another language desirable.

ABOUT QUEENS LIBRARY:

Queens Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. Innovation and leadership are the hallmarks of Queens Library. Our mission is to meet the needs of the community by offering lifelong learning opportunities and ensuring there is a positive impact in the community. Queens Library fulfills its goals by embracing innovation and change. With a history of offering pioneering programs that meet the diverse needs of the most diverse county in the US, Queens Library is a place where innovation and leaders are welcomed. Queens Library a private, non-profit corporation located in Queens, New York and includes 65 service locations with 1,700 employees.

Queens Library is the proud recipient of the following awards: 2009 Library Journal, Library of the Year, 2014 ALA/Information Today, Library of the Future, 2013 ULC Top Innovators, 2013 American-Architect's Building of the Year (Queens Library at Glen Oaks).


TO APPLY: Please email your resume and cover letter to QLcareers@queenslibrary.org and reference "Executive Director, Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center - QLWEB" in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email. 


The Queens Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Special Collections Librarian, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

The Mary Couts Burnett Library at Texas Christian University seeks an experienced and innovative Director of Special Collections to lead a department of six employees. Reporting directly to the Dean, the Director will be part of the library's administrative team, assisting with planning, budgeting and personnel management. The Director will contribute to the overall mission of the library by collaborating with colleagues in a team based environment.

The Department's strengths include 19th century English literature, Judaica, maps, children's literature and archival collections such as the Speaker Jim Wright Collection, the Amon G. Carter Collection and TCU's Digital Collections. Manuscripts from colonial Spanish America are an area of recent growth. The Director will encourage growth, access and use of the collection; will coordinate public programs and exhibits that contribute to the cultural and academic atmosphere of the university; and will evaluate potential gift collections. The Director develops TCU's identity for its specialized research collections, aligning collections, services, programs and outreach.

Working with University Advancement, the Director will further donor cultivation; will assist with Friends of the TCU Library programming; will create faculty partnerships benefitting the public and the campus community; and will work directly with researchers using the collections, leading instructional sessions and developing presentations to showcase Special Collections.

The Director provides leadership for digital initiatives, particularly acquiring born digital material; identifies and implements new methods of departmental operations and services within a changing technological environment; works with the archivist to coordinate transfer of electronic and hard copy records from administrative and academic departments and from student organizations; and implements standards-based maintenance measures.

Texas Christian University is a private, doctoral granting university with an enrollment around 10,000 students. The Mary Couts Burnett Library has a staff of 60, and a collection that includes over 2 million books and audio-visual materials. Located 45 miles west of Dallas, the Fort Worth metro area has a population nearing a million people and is home to internationally recognized museums, numerous performing arts organizations, a vibrant downtown with an active night life, and two national historic districts. Information about benefits and applications is available on the TCU Human Resources web site at: http://www.hr.tcu.edu/

Applications received by May 31, 2018 will be given first consideration.

Requirements: Masters in Library Science (ALA Accredited) or advanced degree in a related field; 5 years progressively responsible library experience with at least 2 years supervising employees and substantial experience in academic libraries. Successful candidates will have proficiency with archival and special collections operations including experience with digitization projects, along with relevant technology and metadata standards (such as Archives Space, DSpace, XML, EAD, and Dublin Core). The successful candidate will have experience with donor relations, successful grant funding, public programing and event planning. The successful candidate will have the ability to train and lead staff; strong communications skills; knowledge of customer service techniques and be skilled in using Microsoft Office and library discovery tools.

Desired skills, knowledge and experience: second graduate degree, working knowledge of a European language other than English, teaching experience with primary materials, knowledge of intellectual property issues related to special collections and archives, and knowledge of disaster preparedness and recovery planning.

To apply, click here.

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Fellowship, Visitor Services, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Boston, MA

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is seeking candidates for its 2018 Visitor Engagement Fellowship (a two-year term appointment).

The Visitor Engagement Fellow is part of the Arboretum's Education and Public Programs team and supports projects and initiatives that encourage visitors to engage with the Arboretum's celebrated plant collection and rich history.

Additionally, this position allows an individual to collaborate with public garden professionals working across a range of disciplines including horticulture, curation, library sciences, and research.

The Visitor Engagement Fellow will lead a large-scale project for the duration of the position.

Qualified candidates please apply here.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Library Director, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, MA

TOWN OF NORFOLK, MASSACHUSETTS

OPENING FOR LIBRARY DIRECTOR

 

DEPARTMENT: Public Library

 

POSITION: Library Director

 

START DATE: November 1, 2018

 

CLOSING DATE: August 1, 2018

 

DESCRIPTION:

The Norfolk Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking a Director, effective November 1, 2018. The Director is responsible for leading and managing all library operations. The Director reports to a 3-member elected Board of Trustees. Norfolk is a community of over 11,000 residents located about 35 miles southwest of Boston and about 25 miles northeast of Providence, RI. This community which has successfully strived to maintain its rural charm is nonetheless within easy commuting distance of the larger cities and towns of southern New England. Valued as a community treasure by residents and generously supported by an active Friends organization, the Norfolk Public Library was significantly expanded and completely renovated in 2005. There were over 83,000 discrete patron visits in CY 2017 and over 6,000 persons participated in library sponsored programs. The Norfolk Public Library is part of the SAILS network; it has an annual operating budget of $587,000 in FY 18; and employs 4 full time and 9 part time staff.

 

NATURE OF WORK:

The Director has the responsibility for all public library operations, including administration of the library's operating and capital budgets; overseeing the physical plant; and hiring, supervising, evaluating, and terminating staff on behalf of the Trustees. The Director is responsible for developing a strategic plan and technology leadership, including emerging technologies that impact the way in which the library delivers service to patrons of all ages.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

As Administrative Head of the Public Library, the Director:

  • Supervises staff and their training; assigns responsibilities and ensures that work schedules are appropriately planned to ensure the orderly functioning of the library.
  • Is responsible for the appointment, evaluation, promotion and dismissal of staff.
  • Conducts staff meetings and develops program of staff training opportunities.
  • Supervises selection of books and all other library materials and is responsible for collection maintenance and development.
  • Implements and supervises use of technology for dissemination of information.
  • Directs expenditure of budgeted funds for the fiscal year, approves vouchers and Payroll, and authorizes payment by the Town Treasurer.
  • Analyzes, plans, and coordinates programs of the Public Library to ensure the highest quality services and use of resources and to maximize the effectiveness of budget allocations.
  • Prepares the annual operating budget and capital budgets for approval by the Library Board of Trustees
  • Prepares and files all reports as required by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners for continued certification of the library and to maintain eligibility for state LIG/MEG, Non-Resident Lending, and Net-Lender reimbursement programs.
  • As head of a department in the Town, represents the Public Library before other municipal boards and committees, as appropriate.
  • Represents the Public Library at regional, state and other Library agencies and organizations, and represents the library to the SAILS Library Network; may serve on the Executive Board of SAILS.
  • Seeks out and prepares applications for grants and other outside funding.
  • Acts as liaison between staff of the Public Library and the Board of Library Trustees.
  • Establishes, maintains, and implements programs which will engender good will and promote the Public Library and its services to the community.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

The Library Director must have a Master of Library Science degree at the time of application, and must be certified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Experience should include 3 to 5 years of public library management.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITY AND SKILLS:

The Library Director must have a demonstrated knowledge of the principals and practices of library science, including knowledge of library automation systems and technology; organizational and interpersonal skills that permit the effective planning and direction of library staff and programs; excellent written and oral communications skills.

 

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

The Director is responsible to the Board of Library Trustees and is expected to exercise a high degree of independent judgment and decision-making in carrying out policy set by the Trustees.

 

COMPLEXITY: 

This is a top-level administrative position that requires flexibility, sound decision-making, and independent judgment.

 

NATURE AND PURPOSE OF PERSONAL CONTACTS:

In order to implement and carry out the responsibilities described above, the Director interacts with the entire library staff, the Board of Library Trustees, as well as other town departments and the general public. The Director is responsible for fostering outstanding community relations.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Minimal to moderate physical effort demanded when performing functions under typical office conditions.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

Work is performed in a facility with appropriate lighting and ventilation.

 

SUPERVISION AND MANAGEMENT EXERCISED:

The Director is the top-level manager for the library, and directly supervises the Associate Director, Senior Youth Services Librarian, Information Systems Administrator, and Technical Services Librarian.

 

SALARY: $78,000

 

To apply email cover letter and resume to:

Sarina Bluhm, Library Director 

sbluhm@sailsinc.org

 

The town of Norfolk is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Posted: May 1, 2018

 

 

(This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the position change.)

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Library Technician, Preservation, Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Cheverly, MD

Opening-Closing Dates: 05/08/2018 to 05/22/2018

ATTENTION: Due to the large number of qualified applicants for positions of this type, this job announcement will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on either:

  1. The closing date listed above or
  2. The date that 200 applications are received; whichever occurs first.

If the announcement closes on the date that 200 applications are received, all applications submitted by 11:59pm that day will be given consideration, including those in excess of 200.


We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible to ensure their applications are submitted before the announcement closes. We will not consider applications which are late due to the announcement closing once the above number of applications is reached.


This position is located in the Preservation Services Department, Technical Services Division, Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL), located in Landover, MD. The employee will perform a wide variety of conservations treatments on circulating, non-rare materials in the Libraries, including serials, monographs, maps and other flat paper items.

Responsibilities

  • Performs a variety of repairs such as tipping-in or hinging-in of loose leaves and replacement pages; dry cleaning; page mends using Japanese tissue and wheat starch paste; repairing case or adhesive bindings; spine repair; recasing; new covers; re-sewing of textblocks; textblock consolidation; board attachment. Constructs pockets to house accompanying materials and a variety of enclosures.
  • Prepares materials for the commercial bindery: searches and verifies bibliographic entries in online catalog; performs quality control inspection of materials received from the commercial bindery; and maintains tracking logs and online circulation charges of materials.
  • Performs condition surveys, accurately assessing and recording the suitability of materials for deacidification, reformatting, repair, boxing, commercial rebinding, replacement or withdrawal.

Travel Required: Not required

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Preservation Service Account Manager, Nine Network of Public Media, St. Louis, MO

Company: Nine Network of Public Media
Location: St. Louis, MO
Position: Full Time
Reports to Vice President of Engineering and Operations

Job Description

St. Louis' public television station is currently seeking a Preservation Service Account Manager with a strong understanding of audio and video preservation/digitization services. The purpose of this role is to establish client relationships for V9 Digital, the preservation and production service provider of the Nine Network of Public Media. The Preservation Service Account Manager will work closely with the Senior Technician to help prospective clients assess their preservation needs, perform requests for proposals, and provide quotes for prospective clients. Frequent travel to build client relationships is required.

Qualifications

  • Strong understanding of audio and video preservation/digitization services
  • Ability to assist clients in various media management needs
  • Understanding of the concept of legacy content
  • Understanding of the value proposition to clients of asset management, archival storage, and metadata creation
  • Ability to maintain strong client relationships and maintain strong, open communication
  • Knowledge of digital codecs and wrappers
  • Knowledge of the various types of tapes, film, and reel to reel within a client library
  • Competency performing RFP's
  • Understanding of the government contract process
  • Understanding of a post-production process
  • Understanding of the film production process
  • Self-starter
  • Ability to travel to meet clients
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Preferred degree in media relations, media, or business
  • Work experience in media production and sales preferred

The Nine Network offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

To apply, email resume to jobs@ketc.org.

The Nine Network is an equal opportunity employer.

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Digital Archivist, The Winthrop Group, New York City, NY

Digital Archivist (Short-term project), New York City

The Winthrop Group's Information & Archival Services Division has an immediate opening for a Digital Archivist to undertake a 2-month, full-time project with one of Winthrop's clients based in New York City. Reporting to a Lead Archivist, the Digital Archivist will oversee the inventorying of digital assets and the development of metadata standards and standardization of existing metadata. The project requires substantial experience processing or inventorying digital records and is not suitable for individuals without this background. 

Major tasks and responsibilities:

  • Assessing digital records stored on a variety of media/formats
  • Developing metadata standards and standardizing extant metadata
  • Inventorying digital assets
  • Writing series descriptions

Required qualifications:

  • MLS/MLIS with a concentration in archives
  • Minimum of two to three years work in an archival setting
  • Demonstrated experience in surveying and processing digital assets
  • Knowledge of digital archives theory and practice, including standards, best practices and technologies for managing digitized and born-digital materials
  • Detail-oriented
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to interact well and cooperate with colleagues

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working in an institutional or corporate archives
  • Relevant coursework and/or Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) certificate
  • Familiarity with varying digital formats and types of metadata
  • Proficiency in using collection management systems


Competitive rate based on experience and qualifications.

Contact Information:
Please send a resume; brief description of relevant experience; and a list of at least three references including names, titles, email addresses, and telephone numbers to Sam Markham, at smarkham@winthropgroup.com

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Adjunct, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

The University of Oklahoma SLIS is seeking an adjunct to teach "Database Design" online during the Fall 2018 semester. This is a slash-listed undergraduate/graduate course and the majority of students are undergraduates in our Information Studies bachelor's program. A course shell exists, therefore the adjunct will not have to design the course from scratch.
Experience teaching online academic classes is required and familiarity with Canvas is preferred.
If you are interested, and if you have the subject expertise and teaching background to be able to teach this class, please send your CV to me at sburke@ou.edu

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Youth Program Coordinator, Gaylord Memorial Library, South Hadley, MA

SOUTH HADLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY

GAYLORD BRANCH

YOUTH PROGRAM COORDINATOR

The Town of South Hadley seeks qualified applicants for the position of Youth Program Coordinator at the Gaylord Memorial Library. The successful candidate must be organized, driven to provide excellent customer service, committed to teamwork, and display initiative to maintain and improve upon the efficiency and effectiveness of public library services. The Gaylord Library is a branch of the South Hadley Public Library.

 

The Youth Program Coordinator is responsible for maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of children and teen services. This position works 15 hours per week at $14.35 per hour.

 

This is a union position with a work schedule that includes evening and weekend hours. Please review the full job description for a complete list of duties and responsibilities. The job description is listed with the job posting on the town's website

 

Posting will be active until position is filled.

To submit an application please visit our website at www.southhadley.org/jobs

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

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Head of Acquisitions, American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA

AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY

Position Available - Head of Acquisitions

 

 

Founded in 1812, the American Antiquarian Society is a learned society that supports a preeminent national research library specializing in American history, life, and culture from settlement through the year 1876 The library serves a world-wide community of scholars. The Society is committed to maintaining a level of outstanding reference service to its readers and other library constituents that has been our hallmark for decades.

 

 

JOB TITLE: Head of Acquisitions

DEPARTMENT: Acquisitions               

REPORTS TO: Marcus A. McCorison Librarian

SUPERVISES: Acquisitions Department staff

FLSA: Non-exempt

Date: 5/4/2018

 

POSITION: The American Antiquarian Society seeks a talented individual to lead a team of one full-time and two part-time acquisitions assistants in a busy department that performs core services for the Society. The head of acquisitions will manage and supervise all the functions of the acquisitions department, including overseeing the collections purchasing budget and ensuring that all newly acquired collections have a basic accession record.

 

The Society is considering a merger of the acquisitions department and the cataloging department into an integrated technical services division. The incumbent will have a direct role in envisioning and facilitating that transition. Within the first six to eight months, the head of acquisitions will be expected to conduct a comprehensive review of procedures to identify department needs and make recommendations to improve efficiency where possible.

 

The position is open September 1, 2018 and will have a six-week training period with the current head before her retirement in October. 

 

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate the acquisition, cataloging, processing, and funding of all library materials acquired by purchase and donation.
  • Establish and document departmental priorities and procedures.
  • Maintain departmental records, files, and statistics.
  • Manage the expenditures, by appropriate use of funding from the endowment, gift and grant funds.
  • Work closely with curators and assist with monitoring their budgets, and coordinate with other departments, vendors, and donors as appropriate.
  • Train and supervise department personnel, and review work. Conduct semi-annual performance reviews to set goals and objectives.
  • Catalog the pre-1900 books, graphic arts, and manuscripts prior to inclusion in the Voyager module.

 

 

SUPPORTIVE FUNCTIONS:

  • Prepare Voyager purchase orders and invoices when necessary for timely workflow.
  • Request catalog records for serials when necessary.
  • Supervise the creation of all reports requested by Curators and Senior Managers.
  • Participate in meetings for managers and the collection development committee.
  • Supervise the handling of any duplicates or returns, and document as necessary.
  • May serve a shift on the reference desk.
  • Perform other duties as needed.

 

 

TRAVEL: National

 

 

SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIRED - The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Demonstrated competence with online library systems, particularly Ex Libris' Voyager' system   
  • Knowledge of MARC format, AACR2/RDA and OCLC.
  • Supervisory experience and/or ability to lead a diverse team in order to achieve departmental and institutional goals.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, and interpersonal skills to work with a variety of constituents, including staff, donors, and vendors.
  • Ability to plan workflows or projects.
  • Previous work in a library setting with rare materials strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of American History and American Literature desirable.  

 

 

EDUCATION: B.A. required; MLS or MLIS strongly preferred

 

 

CERTIFICATES/ LICENSES REQUIRED: n/a

 

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

  • Ability to read, understand, speak and write in Standard English
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English with individuals in person, over the telephone, and via the printed word 
  • Knowledge of foreign languages is helpful, but not required.

 

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 with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

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

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

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Most duties are performed indoors in office environment with artificial light and cool, thermostatically controlled temperatures. The noise level is low. May be exposed to dust, mold, and/or other organic material or other irritants. Hazards are considered minor and controllable.

 

 

COMPENSATION: This is a non-exempt full time, 35 hour per week position, M-F; $50,000--$60,000. Benefits include paid vacation, sick and personal time, health insurance, retirement, life and disability insurance, and professional development.

 

 

 

Submit a letter of application, resume and three non-relative references electronically to cmackey@mwa.org with "Head of Acquisitions" in the subject line. The American Antiquarian Society is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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Cataloger, American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA

AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY

Position Available - Immediate Opening for full-time Cataloger

 

Founded in 1812, the American Antiquarian Society is a learned society that supports a preeminent national research library specializing in American history, life, and culture from settlement through the year 1876. The library serves a world-wide community of scholars. The Society is committed to maintaining a level of outstanding reference service to its readers and other library constituents that has been our hallmark for decades.

 

JOB TITLE: Cataloger

DEPARTMENT: Cataloging                 

REPORTS TO: Project Cataloger and Senior Cataloger for Rare Books 

SUPERVISES: n/a

FLSA: Non-exempt

Date: 5/4/2018

 

POSITION
The cataloger provides both original cataloging and complex copy cataloging of 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-century monographs. The cataloger will spend 50% of time as a member of the Society's grant-funded North American Imprints Program(NAIP) staff, enhancing to rare-book level MARC records for pre-1841U.S. imprints. The cataloger will also spend 50% of time cataloging modern materials and assisting in a variety of projects intended to make accessible the Society's monograph collections. The position reports to the Society's Project Cataloger and to the Society's Senior Cataloger for Rare Books.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Create original rare-book level MARC records following AACR2 and DCRM(B) standards; enhance   existing MARC records to rare-book level
  • Provide RDA copy-cataloging for recently-published monographs acquired by the library
  • Provide AACR2 original and copy-cataloging for 19th- and 20th-century monographs

 

SUPPORTIVE FUNCTIONS

Additional duties as assigned

 

SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIRED
The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Applicants should have excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • Experience with the MARC format, OCLC, AACR2 and RDA is expected
  • Experience with Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Books) is desired
  • Familiarity with Ex Libris' Voyager integrated library system is desired
  • Bibliographic knowledge of Western European languages; reading knowledge of one or more Western European language
  • Familiarity with name authority control and the LC Name Authority File is desired

 

EDUCATION: MLS / MLIS

 

CERTIFICATES/LICENSES REQUIRED: None

 

TRAVEL: National

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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

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

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Most duties are performed indoors in office environment with artificial light and cool, thermostatically controlled temperatures. The noise level is low. May be exposed to dust, mold, and/or other organic material or other irritants. Hazards are considered minor and controllable.

 

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read, understand, speak and write in standard English;

Ability to communicate effectively in English with individuals in person, over the telephone, and via the printed word

 

  

COMPENSATION: This is a non-exempt full time, 35 hour week position.  Starting salary $45,000. Benefits include paid vacation, sick and personal time, health insurance, retirement, life and disability insurance, and professional development.

  

 

To apply: Submit a letter of application, resume and three non-relative references electronically to cmackey@mwa.org with "CATALOGER" in the subject line. The American Antiquarian Society is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. 

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Assessment & Planning Project Manager, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Library is currently recruiting for the position of Assessment and Planning Project Manager.

 

Reporting to the Harvard Library Head of Assessment and Program Management, the Project Manager will be part of a four person team supporting assessment and project management activities of the 30+ libraries that make up the Harvard Library. This position plays an important role in advancing cross library/ school programs and initiatives and shaping the future of the Harvard Library.

 

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

 

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Instructional Services Librarian, Pace University, Pleasantville, NY

Apply online at: https://careers.pace.edu/postings/6160

 

Summary:

Participate in a dynamic information literacy instruction program that emphasizes the integration of digital and print resources, develops autonomous learners, facilitates lifelong learning, and promotes core curriculum learning outcomes, including information literacy and critical thinking. Collaborate with the Instructional Services Team and departmental faculty in teaching students to become competent, independent, and ethical information seekers and users. Perform all aspects of client-based reference and information services.

 

Position Duties:

Develop, teach, and promote information literacy skills to undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of programs and disciplines. Collaborate with the IS Team and departmental faculty in designing, implementing, and assessing multi-faceted instructional programs, including but not limited to curricular-based instruction, drop-in workshops and seminars, interactive web-based tutorials, and library orientation tours and presentations. Share responsibility for scheduling functions and activities conducted by the IS Team.

Perform all aspects of traditional and electronic reference service, serving students and faculty through reference desk, live chat reference and online reference ticket inquiries. Facilitate Blackboard "Library Help" discussion forums. Perform electronic information retrieval, research consultation, collection development, web page content development, faculty and departmental liaison duties, committee and task force assignments. Work occasional evening/weekend shifts.

Examine standards and benchmarks for assessment and devise creative approaches to defining output measures and quality impact. Employ multi-dimensional assessment techniques, including review of bibliographies and e-portfolios, standardized tests, simulations, exit interviews, behavioral observations, focus groups, learning logs, satisfaction surveys, and self-assessment.

Develop instructional and training materials in print and interactive web-based and multimedia formats. Create, edit, and update web pages and presentations that foster interactivity and provide dynamic, current information and access to library collections. Prepare and disseminate promotional literature about library resources and services.

Perform any other duties as may be determined by the Assistant University Librarian for Instructional Services or the Associate University Librarian/PLV.

 

Qualifications:

  • Masters in Library Science or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated experience in and aptitude for both in-person and online information literacy instruction.
  • Experience with the concepts, goals and methods of information literacy instruction and the development and assessment of student learning outcomes.
  • Demonstrated understanding of information needs of university faculty, staff and students and a working knowledge of information technologies and their application to enhance user services.
  • Experience with relevant reference and research sources in a variety of formats; well-developed computer and online searching skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Initiative, flexibility and the ability to creatively adapt in an evolving organizational environment.
  • A strong commitment to excellence in service and a demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.


Learn more and apply online at: https://careers.pace.edu/postings/6160

 

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Digital Asset Intern, National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA

Digital Asset Intern

The National Fire Protection Association's mission is to help save lives and reduce loss with information, knowledge and passion. Dedicated to the elimination of death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards, the Association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission.

 

The NFPA Research Library & Archives houses artifacts, images, and resources on NFPA code development and Association history, fire research, fire prevention and suppression, life and building safety. The collection of national and international resources include 25,000+ books and reports, educational and marketing media, original art, in addition to all published NFPA materials dating from the Association's founding in 1896.

 

The NPFA Research Library and Archives is seeking temporary help with digitizing the National Electric Code collection. The Digital Asset Intern will be instructed in the use of digital camera and microfilm reader to digitize archival bound volumes, microfilm, and loose-leaf papers.

 

The Digital Asset Intern will also be responsible for post-processing the scanned materials by reviewing and correcting the digitized image; uploading into the appropriate repository, and applying pertinent metadata.

 

The work environment is in the main NFPA Research Library, which is open to the public.

 

The skills required are:

  • Experience or training in archival processes and methods
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Familiarity with office software and equipment

 

This is a 13 week full-time engagement, although the hours could be shifted from 37.5 hours/week down to 25 and extend to 4 months. The position pays $15.00/hour.

Please forward your resume and cover letter to Katelyn Enman-Salotto at kenman@nfpa.org.

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Fellowship, Library Science, NTL, Washington, DC

A Library Science Fellowship available at the National Transportation Library (NTL)

 

Th (NTL) Fellows Program offers a broad-based learning experience with exposure to research and reference, digital library operations, cataloging, data services, knowledge networking and outreach. 

 

The selected candidate will support NTL and its parent agency, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). After training on NTL systems and services, the Fellow will be provided the opportunity to learn cataloging and reference services.

 

This appointment is full-time (40 hours per week) for one year and may be extended in increments of one year, up to three years total, contingent upon project needs and funding availability.

 

Award Details: 

  • Stipend: $60,000
  • Professional Development: $1,500
  • Relocation: $1,000
  • Health Insurance stipend: $4,800

Eligibility

  • U.S. Citizen only
  • Post Masters degree

 

To apply please visit https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/details/4271 

The USDOT is actively reviewing applications and is looking to fill positions as soon as qualified applicants are identified.  

Desired start date is June 4, 2018. The selected applicant does not become a DOT employee.

This program, administered by ORISE 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 USDOT. The appointment is full-time at USDOT in the Washington DC, area. Participants do not become employees of USDOT, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.

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Intern, Library & Archives, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is currently recruiting for an internship available in the Library and Archives Department for the 2018 fall semester (Thursday, September 20 - Friday, December 14).

 

Library and Archives Fall 2018 Internship

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is currently accepting applications for a Fall 2018 internship in the Library and Archives Department.

 

The library consists of published resources focused on modern and contemporary art, architecture, and photography, with an emphasis on the museum's international collections and exhibitions, and serves the research needs of museum staff. The archives contains primary-source documentation that reflects the museum's history, exhibitions, and collections, and is open to museum staff and qualified researchers. Library and Archives staff are responsible for the maintenance and management of the archives and library holdings.

 

Ideal candidates will be in pursuit of, or a recent graduate of, a Master's degree in Library and Information Sciences. Familiarity in Art History, Museum Studies, or related fields considered a plus. Individuals who have taken coursework in cataloging, rare books, library services, archival management, and/or digital preservation are strongly encouraged to apply. Familiarity with MARC, AACR2, RDA, EAD, XML and/or ArchivesSpace considered a plus.


For more information, click here.

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Opportunities for Current Students with SLIS Admission

Please take a look at the opportunities below:
  1. Information Sessions (Boston campus only): We welcome you to volunteer for our information sessions in Boston. Current students and alumni attend breakout sessions to answer questions and describe their experiences at SLIS. These events are primarily held on weeknights from 6 to 7:30pm. We do have two Saturday events a year. You can volunteer for one session, or many. 
  2. Email with prospectives: We often receive requests from prospective students who would like to speak with a current student, or recent graduate. This is a common request from people who cannot come to Boston, South Hadley, or Amherst to check out the campuses in person, but still want  a sense of our community. Typically, we would ask you to respond to their questions over email, unless you prefer to set up a phone conversation. 
  3. Blogging: SLIS Admission is always looking for bloggers to contribute to our current Student Snippets: The SLIS Experience blog. Bloggers are asked to write and submit one blog per week (every couple of weeks in the summer).
If you are interested in volunteering for one or more of these opportunities, please respond to slisadm@simmons.edu with the following information, and we will be in touch as the need arises. Please note you may want to include your Simmons email as well as a Non-Simmons email so we can contact you after you graduate.
  • Name
  • Preferred email
  • Additional non- Simmons email (if you want)
  • Preferred Phone
  • SLIS graduation month/year (anticipated or actual)
  • Coursework you focused on while in the program (e.g. archives, children's lit, computer science, academic libraries, etc.)
  • Other interests in the field
  • Current employer (if applicable)
  • Which opportunity you would like to volunteer for

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Call for Presentations: Beyond the Numbers

Beyond the Numbers - November 7-9, 2018
Call for presentations deadline extended to May 18th!

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is hosting its third free conference on economic information: "Beyond the Numbers."

This conference will bring together librarians, information professionals, data researchers, and data managers to improve understanding of economic resources and how to find, use, and share them.

Our aim is to provide librarians and other information professionals with the knowledge, competence, and enthusiasm to disseminate economic information expertise to their respective audiences. We are seeking proposals for conference presentations. For more details, or to submit a proposal, visit http://research.stlouisfed.org/conferences/beyond-the-numbers/

Possible topics include:

  • Best practices and common missteps in using economic data
  • New, misunderstood, or underused economic information tools and sources
  • Deep dives into the construction of economic and financial data
  • Curating data for access, preservation, sharing, and re-use
  • Data description, citation, and findability
  • Research data management for economics and related disciplines


Proposal types include:

  • Sessions: 45-minute full sessions or 20-minute short sessions
  • Panels and roundtable discussions: 45-60 minutes
  • Tutorials and hands-on workshops: 90 minutes

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Dean, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the School of Information Sciences.


The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks an exceptional leader to serve as its next Dean of the School of Information Sciences. Reporting to and working with the Provost, and in coordination with the Deans from other colleges and schools, the Dean will have responsibility for the strategic, programmatic, financial, fundraising, and management operations that support the mission and vision of the School of Information Sciences and its role within The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. The university strongly encourages nominations of, as well as applications from, individuals traditionally underrepresented in academia. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. 

For full consideration, applications should be received by Monday, June 4, 2018. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, and a letter of interest that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described above, as well as the applicant's motivation to apply. These materials should be sent electronically, in confidence to Korn Ferry consultants Josh Ward and Ken Kring at email address iSchoolDeanUIUC@KornFerry.com<iSchoolDeanUIUC@KornFerry.com>. 

The search consultants can be reached to answer questions about the position or the application by telephone at (405)640-3994 (Josh) or (215)656-5309 (Ken).

See the full position description here.

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Special Preservation Training Workshop

Special Preservation Training Workshop, June 28-29 - Brookings, South Dakota

WHEN:    
June 28 and 29, 2018
9am - 4pm

WHERE:     
South Dakota State University
Hilton M. Briggs Library
Brookings, South Dakota

ABOUT:    
This two day workshop provides a basic introduction to the concepts and standards used to build an effective preservation program. The curriculum covers preservation policies, environmental and storage conditions, care and handling of collection materials, reformatting, emergency preparedness, and program assessment. The instructors will discuss realistic approaches to preservation at small and medium sized organizations, and small group work will encourage participants to discuss their own preservation goals together. 

INSTRUCTORS:    
Frances Harrell, NEDCC Senior Preservation Specialist; and Becky Geller, NEDCC Preservation Specialist

TO REGISTER: https://www.nedcc.org/preservation-training/registration?p=364

TO LEARN MORE about NEDCC Preservation Training Webinars and other Programs:
https://www.nedcc.org/preservation-training/training-currentlist

QUESTIONS? Contact info@nedcc.org

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Graduating Student Professional Support Rolling Award

GRADUATING STUDENT PROFESSIONAL TRAVEL SUPPORT ROLLING AWARD

AWARD: $250 Available to graduating students

DEADLINE: Friday, June 1st, 2018

The Simmons College Graduating Student Professional Support Rolling Award provides financial support to graduating SLIS students who are presenting at professional conferences. The award may be used to cover registration and/or transportation costs for attending a conference to present a paper or poster, give a speech, or sit on a panel, up to six months after graduation. 

NOTE: This award is a reimbursement. If you have been selected to receive the award, you will attend the event and then submit proof of attendance/presentation. 

The application packet must include the following:

  • A paragraph explaining what the graduating student intends to present
  • The title of the presentation, poster, speech, or panel
  • Name, date, and location of professional conference
  • Proof of attendance and participation

Submissions and questions should be sent to Assistant Dean Em Claire Knowles, Simmons SLIS, c/o sscslis@simmons.edu. 

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Call for Workshop Participants: Ignite Connecting Technologies & Communities

Call for Participation:

Ignite Connecting Technologies & Communities: Understanding and Facilitating Community-Based Technology Innovation

August 1-3, 2018

College Park, Maryland

Smart and connected communities hold the promise of improved safety, health, sustainability, and economic development. Realizing this promise depends upon investment in smart and connected community infrastructures, but no matter how much is spent on technical infrastructures the benefits ultimately depend on local innovation.  Whether it is adapting infrastructure technologies to local conditions, developing locally-relevant data resources, or creating software that leverages the infrastructure to meet local needs, smart and connected community efforts are transformative only when local communities are active participants in the technological innovations that underlie them.

While we have created high-capacity network infrastructures, open data resources, and civic application development platforms, much of what technologists know about facilitating community-based innovation has arisen from practice-based learning rather than building on  the work of researchers who study the factors, structures, and processes that underlie community-based innovation. The NSF-funded Ignite Connecting Technologies & Communities (ICTC) workshop bridges these two communities to identify what is known, what has been done, and what additional work is needed to strengthen our ability to explain, facilitate, and enable community-based technology innovation.

The ICTC workshop will develop a research agenda and foster initial collaborations through case-presentations; brainstorming and agenda articulation exercises; and networking opportunities. The focus is on practitioners and researchers who explore the factors, conditions, and practices that enable communities to leverage emerging data resources and infrastructure technologies to meet local needs. Specific questions to be considered include:

  • What do we know about community-based innovation with data and technology and what are the knowledge gaps?
  • What are the barriers to community-based technology innovation?
  • What are best practices for fostering community-based innovation with technology and how do the current initiatives relate to the latest research and conceptual models?
  • How do communities perceive and engage with emerging technologies and how does that impact their ability to mobilize new infrastructures, such as gigabit networking technologies, to satisfy community needs?



We are inviting innovators in research, practitioners, and community leaders to submit a 1-2 page position paper identifying a critical concept and/or compelling example of community-based technology innovation. Position papers will be distributed to the workshop participants as catalysts for discussion and provide structure for the workshop.

Position Paper Due by: May 27, 2018 (attendance decisions 6/1)

Submit Here <https://ischool.umd.edu/form_2018ignite>

The ICTC workshop will be held at The Hotel <https://www.thehotelumd.com/> in College Park, Maryland across from the University of Maryland Campus, close to the College Park Metro - Green Line, and just outside Washington DC.

Food and lodging for all workshop participants will be covered. Limited travel funding is available upon request.

Organizers:

Brian Butler <https://ischool.umd.edu/faculty-staff/brian-butler>,

Susan Winter <https://ischool.umd.edu/faculty-staff/susan-winter>,

Mary Anne Kendig <https://ischool.umd.edu/faculty-staff/mary-anne-kendig> &

Diane Travis <https://ischool.umd.edu/doctoral-students/diane-m-travis>

Online CFP: https://ischool.umd.edu/2018ignite

For addition information contact us (ignite2018ischool@gmail.com)

Funding for this workshop was provided by the NSF CISE Division of Computer and Network Systems under award number 1551584 <https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1551584>.

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Librarian, Children's Services, White Plains Public Library, White Plains, NY

Do you love storytimes, arts and crafts, and playful learning? Are you passionate about providing programs and services to young children and their families? Then come join us at the White Plains Public Library.

Due to retirement, the White Plains Public Library has an opening for a Librarian I to work in The Trove, our library for children. One of the busiest public libraries in New York State, the White Plains Public Library values excellent customer service as well as innovation and experimentation in services and programs.

As a Librarian I, you will provide reference and reader's advisory services to children and adults, plan and conduct programs, lead classes and workshops, and other responsibilities as assigned. A major focus of this position will be conducting early literacy focused programs for our youngest patrons and their families. Special consideration will be given for experience with play-based programs, storytimes,  toddler programming, and early literacy training. Applicants must be available to work evening as well as weekend hours.

Candidates should genuinely like working with children and adults, appreciate providing library services to a diverse, multilingual population, and be able to work effectively with colleagues. They must also be outward looking, helping to ensure that the Library remains responsive to the White Plains community.

The City of White Plains is located 25 miles north of New York City in Westchester County. Home to 57,000 residents, the City's population expands to 150,000 every workday as thousands of people travel to the City for work or school. The modern downtown has enjoyed a recent 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.

The White Plains Public Library serves the City through one facility, located in downtown White Plains. With a staff of 42 FTE, in 2016 the Library attracted nearly 30,000 people to its programs and circulated over 700,000 items. In addition to the Trove, the library for children, in 2013 the Library opened the Edge, an innovative library for teens that includes a digital media lab. Recently the Library opened the Hub, a library for adults that includes a café and bookstore.

Starting salary is $53,689 to $55,311 depending on experience; excellent benefits.

Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in library or information science (MLS) 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 May 15 to: Brian Kenney, Library Director, bkenney@whiteplainslibrary.org. Please put "Librarian Opening" in the subject line.

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Library Media Specialist, Stoneham Central Middle School, Stoneham, MA

A highly qualified candidate will be state certified as a school librarian, have completed a teacher preparation program/ educational degree, and hold a master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or from a master's level program in library and information studies. 

REPORTS TO: Building Principal and Director of Instructional Technology.

SUPERVISES: If applicable, paraprofessional(s) who comprise the school library staff and volunteers, student assistants.

Please send a cover letter and resume to rcronin@stonehamschools.org.

JOB GOALS:

  • To ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information
  • To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, ethical users of information
  • To instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information
  • To collaborate with classroom teachers to design and implement units of instruction, assess student learning
  • To align the School Library Program (SLP) with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school / school district

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Teacher work year 

EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with district policies. 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES TEACHER:

  • collaborates with classroom teachers as a partner in the instructional process
  • collaborates to design, teach, and assess learning experiences that incorporate inquiry learning, information literacies in their formats, critical thinking and self-assessment
  • provides and plans professional development
  • promotes a love of reading and lifelong learning
  • promotes instructional technology to improve learning
  • teaches students to build on prior knowledge to construct new knowledge 

LEADER:

  • serves on decision making teams, school improvement and accreditation activities; presenting at meetings
  • benchmarks the SLP to school, state, and national standards
  • stays current in professional practices, educational research; maintains active professional memberships
  • advocates for SLP through an effective public relations program
  • collects and analyzes data to improve instruction; demonstrates correlations between the SLP and student achievement
  • administers the SLP budget to support program goals
  • participates in the recruiting, hiring, training and supervising of library staff and volunteers.

SCHOOL LIBRARIAN:

  • fosters a creative, flexible environment so that the school library is an essential part of the learning community
  • develops and maintains resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and instructional strategies of the school community
  • cooperates and networks with other libraries/agencies
  • establishes procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing of resources in all formats
  • evaluates, promotes and uses existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning
  • promotes the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property
  • in cooperation with the front office, maintains the schedule of the library facility

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Talking Book Services Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

The Worcester Public Library is seeking candidates for the position of Talking Book Services Librarian! 

This is a professional position working under the supervision of the Head of the Worcester Talking Book Library with overall oversight by the Head Librarian. This position is responsible for outreach, cataloging, and readers' advisory services for individuals with a visual, physical or reading disability and involves collaborating with those organizations that serve them. This position also includes supervisory responsibility as assigned. The ideal person in this position will possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills and have experience working with diverse populations in an urban environment.

SALARY: $45,750.17 - $67,915.63 annually; $21.92 - $32.54 hourly

For a Full Job Description Visit: mywpl.org/jobs-wpl

The deadline has been extended to May 18.

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Cataloger, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

Did you know, the Worcester Public Library serves the second largest city in New England? Did you also know that the WPL has close to 1 Million items in our collection system wide!? If you thought about becoming a team member of a library our size, Worcester Public Library might be the right fit for you. See your next open door to opportunity below, and feel free to share this within your networks respectively!

The Worcester Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated and resourceful candidate for the position of Cataloging Librarian! 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 Associate Director. 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. The ideal person in this position will possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills and have experience working with diverse populations in an urban community.

For a Full Job Description Visit: http://mywpl.org/jobs-wpl

SALARY: $45,750.17 - $67,915.63 annually; $21.92 - $32.54 hourly

The deadline has been extended to May 18.

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Conservation Technician, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

This is a 90 day temporary opportunity.

Under the supervision of the Collections Conservator and according to established treatment procedures and production standards, contributes to the conservation of general/circulating collections by performing the following duties:

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Constructs or modifies appropriate protective enclosures for fragile and/or vulnerable library materials. Uses established techniques that promote quality and productivity. Keeps accurate statistics on all treatments performed.
  2. Uses labeling program to create accurate labels for protective enclosures or books.
  3. Handles all materials in a manner consistent with preservation policies and established library practices.
  4. Performs routine laboratory maintenance procedures.
  5. Demonstrates open and honest communication, an attitude of respect and inclusion, and a positive approach in carrying out duties and responsibilities. Participates in the resolution of problems.

Basic Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Excellent communication skills required, both oral and written.

Additional Qualifications

  • College degree preferred
  • Formal or on-the-job training in bookbinding or book conservation preferred
  • Capacity to read and interpret documents such as bibliographic data
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a high degree of accuracy and precision in a production setting
  • Ability to work collaboratively, initiate and adapt to change, and be flexible
  • 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
  • Experience with MS Windows-based software preferred

Physical Demands

  • Regularly lifting and moving loads weighing in excess of 40 pounds.
  • Ability to handle sharp tools and small instruments, work in a fume hood, climb step stools and small ladders, and operate heavy equipment (board shears, book presses, power cutters, etc.)
  • Use of appropriate safety measures, as tasks may involve exposure to dust and mold or the use of light solvents
  • Standing for extended periods and/or bending, walking, and sitting
  • Ability in close vision and color vision
  • Routine use of photocopiers, scanners, and computers

Work Environment

  • Work is typically performed in one of multiple conservation spaces
  • The noise level is usually moderate
  • Exposure to dust and mold possible

TO APPLY: Send your cover letter and resume to Amanda Wininger, wininger@fas.harvard.edu.

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

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Project Assistant, Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, Campton, NH

CARY INSTITUTE OF ECOSYSTEM STUDIES WEBSITE   

http://www.caryinstitute.org/who-we-are/jobs/current-jobs?bzid=9f412c992494

 

Job title: Project Assistant: Curator of Ecological Archive

The objective of this position is to determine the most efficient way to house a sample collection for ecological studies at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Duration: June 4, 2018-July 27, 2018 (some flexibility in start date and duration)          

Site background: Hubbard Brook is the oldest long-term ecological research site in the US and has a large collection of archived samples housed in a dedicated archive building (https://hubbardbrook.org/d/sample-archive-overview). The ultimate goal is to barcode and link all samples to a database that contains meta-data and analytical data (mostly chemical) which would facilitate identification of the most useful samples for a given study. The water samples in the collection (from streams, lakes and rain) are well organized and are in the process of being bar-coded and linked to the meta-data. The main challenge of our project is in dealing with the solid samples, which range from soils in large containers to small vials of ground plant material to tree branches to rocks.

Duties: The project assistant would develop a plan for how best to organize and catalog this collection. This project provides an unusual opportunity for creative input and design of an archive.

The project assistant would

  • assess the current and projected collection,
  • develop a plan of how best to group and organize the samples (based on size, sample type etc.),
  • work with the Data Manager to improve the meta-data form for sample submission,
  • and possibly help supervise the moving of the collection.

 

The project assistant will work with US Forest Service scientist Linda Pardo.

 

Compensation: commensurate with experience

 

Location: Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, Campton, NH

(located in the heart of the White Mountains)

Housing provided

 

Qualifications: The candidate should:

  • have advanced archival skills (including work/internship experience)
  • have excellent organizational skills
  • have strong spatial organization skills
  • be able to work independently and communicate clearly

Background in environmental science or familiarity with databases would be useful.

 

Please contact Dr. Linda Pardo, US Forest Service, if you have any questions: 802-656-1712.

 

CLOSING DATE: 

May 11, 2018 or until filled.

 

TO APPLY:

Please complete an online application at http://www.caryinstitute.org/who-we-are/jobs and include a single PDF file consisting of a cover letter which includes Job Code 18008-I a resume, and the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references. 

The Cary Institute is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, familial status, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Please Note: Linda Pardo will be in Boston next week and could interview applicants.  Please contact her directly if you are interested at lpardo@fs.fed.us

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Records Analyst, ADAH, Montgomery, AL

Th (ADAH) is seeking a motivated, self-directed State and Local Government Records Analyst for the department's Records Management program. The agency anticipates filling three vacancies in this position during summer 2018.

Reporting to the head of the Records Management Section, the analyst will provide support to state and local government agencies. S/he will be responsible for assisting agencies with managing both paper and electronic records throughout their respective lifecycles; contributing to the development of records retention requirements in accordance with best practices; and promoting ADAH and its programs through presentations, tours, site visits, and other outreach activities.

Annual Salary Range: $33,086.40 - $50,119.20

Deadline for applications: June 8, 2018

Records Management Duties: 

  • Assist state and local government officials in understanding, interpreting, and complying with state and federal records requirements.
  • Process government records destruction notices in compliance with current state records law.
  • Positively contribute to the development and revision of archival and records  management procedures, forms, and documentation as part of ADAH's continual improvement efforts.
  • Submit records retention recommendations to government bodies in accordance with currently understood best practices.
  • Follow established procedures and best practice in acquiring state agency records for permanent preservation at ADAH.
  • Increase awareness of records management issues that can create barriers to long‐term preservation, access, and use at the state and local levels.
  • Travel for site visits and for purposes of professional development (primarily in‐state, less than 15%).
  • Develop and provide training for state and local agency staff in the proper curation of paper and electronic records throughout their respective lifecycles.
  • Work with local government officials to preserve records in communities throughout the state.
  • Create extensive documentation of records management activities, interactions, policies, and procedures.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge pertaining to research/literature review, data analysis, and report writing.
  • Strong computer skills, including knowledge of programs utilized to process text, create presentations, and formulate infographics.  
  • Ability to pick up new computer skills quickly.
  • Ability to produce and implement effective records management training programs on selected topics for state & local government officials in both individual and group settings.
  • Ability to work both independently and in group/team settings.
  • Ability to lift and carry boxes weighing up to 40 pounds. 

Minimum Qualifications:   

  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in history, political science,  government or a related field PLUS
  • Two graduate level courses in archival administration OR 
  • One year's professional experience in archival or records management work.   
  • Candidates lacking graduate courses or experience to qualify for the merit system  position may alternatively qualify for a Professional Trainee appointment leading to appointment in a merit position.
  • A valid driver's license. 

Application Procedure: 
Submit a cover letter (including availability details and salary requirements); resume; an professional references via email to: 

Becky Hébert  becky.hebert@archives.alabama.gov

Alabama Department of Archives and History  

PO Box 300100 

Montgomery, AL 36130‐0100 

334‐353‐5039 

Candidates will be selected for interview based on the information submitted, with an anticipated hiring date in the summer of 2018.  

Deadline for application:     June 8, 2018

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Special Collections Instruction Librarian, Humboldt State University Library, Arcata, CA

Humboldt State University Library seeks a creative, collaborative, and enthusiastic Special Collections Instruction Librarian. The successful candidate will design hands-on instruction incorporating primary source material into course curricula from a variety of disciplines, with additional support for the Native American Studies and History departments. Included in this work is some collection processing during off-peak instruction time. This temporary 10-month position carries faculty rank. Early career applicants are encouraged to apply. 

HSU Library offers opportunities to be creative in instruction and programming, and encourages librarians to develop projects related to their individual goals. Check out our Annual Report to learn how the Library is fostering and supporting scholarship, creativity, and innovation on campus. On March 1, 2018, the Special Collections moved to a beautiful new reading room designed to support instruction and digitization projects. This is a great opportunity to be part of a team of librarians, interns, and students dedicated to sharing collections related to northwestern California.

Humboldt State is a public institution and part of the 23-campus California State University system. HSU has over 7,500 students and offers a wide array of academic choices, with 51 majors and 12 graduate programs in three Colleges. Faculty members are among the top teachers and researchers in their fields. Programs in natural resources and sciences are nationally known, while visual and performing arts are also popular areas of study. Throughout the curriculum, students find a long-standing commitment to social and environmental responsibility. Humboldt State is surrounded by one of the most beautiful natural environments in the world--with ancient redwood forests, pristine coastline and wild rivers.

First review of applications will begin on May 14th and will be accepted until the position closes. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2018.

Please see the full job announcement, and instructions for applying at http://library.humboldt.edu/node/1222

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Librarian & Events Coordinator, Digital Services, Odessa College, Odessa, TX

Odessa College announces a search for an accomplished, dynamic, and innovative librarian for the position of Digital Services Librarian and Events Coordinator. OC seeks an individual who is strongly committed to advancing the academic mission of a student-centered library and institution, while fostering the academic support structure of the OC community.

The Digital Services Librarian and Events Coordinator position oversees the creation, implementation, and advancement of the LRC's digital learning, to include the advancement of Open Education Resources. This position is also responsible for increasing the OC library's presence in the community by hosting related events to better serve the diverse population.

Also, the link below provides more specific requirements and details about this great opportunity. 

https://jobs.odessa.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1524187919984

Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made.

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Volunteer Opportunity, Public Library of Brookline, Brookline, MA

Volunteer Opportunity: Public Library of Brookline

Date: Saturday, May 19, 1-4 PM
Location: Public Library of Brookline, 361 Washington Street, Brookline
The Public Library of Brookline is seeking volunteers to assist with a library program on May 19, 2018. The event, a Taste Test Party, is the finale of the Brookline Eats! event series. Patrons will have the opportunity to sample a variety of foods from local eateries. The Library is seeking volunteers to help set up, welcome participants, hand out samples, and clean up after the event. This is an excellent opportunity for a Simmons student or recent graduate looking for experience staffing programs in a public library setting. Those interested in volunteering should write Lily at lweitzman@minlib.net.

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Library Media Specialist, Washington Central Supervisory Union #32, Montpelier, VT

Sassy, spirited, and social justice minded teacher-librarian from Central Vermont seeks an innovative, intelligent, and talented co-captain to work aboard a lively school library serving middle and high school students. 
Co-captain requirements include:
  • An understanding of digital and analog technologies (you know your way around both a #hashtag and an HDMI adapter)
  • A love and appreciation for humans aged 12-18
  • An open and approachable personality
  • A sense of humor is a priority
  • A love of reading. Not picky about what genres but a plus if you've recently read some standout YA
  • You not only put the media in Library Media, you put in the multimedia!
  • Fluency in Google Apps and information literacy is expected
Please see the official posting on SchoolSpring to more information and to apply. 
 
For more information about our wonderful library, please visit the U32 Library website.   
 
Position will remain open until filled.

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Youth Services Librarian, Whitinsville Social Library, Northbridge, MA

The Town of Northbridge is seeking candidates for a full-time (35 hours a week) Youth Services Librarian at Whitinsville Social Library.

 

Primary responsibilities:

  • Develop, promote and moderate programming and events for ages infants through high school
  • Collection development, maintenance and cataloging of children's and young adult books, DVDs, kits and other materials
  • Provide direct customer service to patrons of all ages with a focus on patrons under the age of 18 and their caregivers
  • Maintain and adhere to all aspects of the youth services budget, spending and deadlines
  • Outreach to local preschools, public schools, businesses, and community organizations to promote the library through community engagement
  • Demonstrate to patrons how to use self-service options including using their online library accounts and library apps, registering for events & museum passes and downloading e-books & e-audiobooks
  • Coordinator and supervisor for high school volunteers
  • In absence of Library Director, will manage staff, volunteers, and patrons and assumes responsibility for the building and activities therein

 

Flexible schedule year round is required, includes nights and Saturdays.

 

The work is detailed and fast-paced, especially in the summer. Must be able to prioritize tasks and increase output without losing accuracy. Must be able to work independently and with people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds from the community. Job involves sitting, standing, walking and using stairs.

 

Starting salary is $48,817 and includes benefits.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in library and information science from an ALA accredited institution
  • 1 year of supervisory experience
  • 1 year working in library youth services
  • Knowledge of children and young adult literature
  • Outgoing, creative & energetic
  • Experience with Integrated Library Systems
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with downloadable media & devices
  • 5 years of computer experience
  • Experience with personal computers, Internet/browsers (especially Chrome) & printers
  • Ability to use alpha-numeric organizational schemes
  • Experienced with arts & crafts, marketing, and social media management
  • Personal transportation to professional development workshops, outreach events and other required travel
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, stand for up to 5 hour, repeatedly bend and stoop to reach shelves, and work under very noisy conditions for up to 1 hour.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience using Evergreen ILS including cataloging and circulation functions
  • Grant writing experience
  • Experience with teen advisory boards
  • Experience with book ordering on INGRAM
  • Uses apps on a mobile device
  • Reads for enjoyment
  • Frequent public library patron

 

Interested applicants must submit completed Town of Northbridge employment application, cover letter and resume to:

Library Manager Rebecca Sasseville - rsasseville@cwmars.org

Subject: Youth Services Librarian Application

Whitinsville Social Library,

17 Church Street

Whitinsville, MA  01588. 

 

Town of Northbridge employment application can be downloaded at http://tinyurl.com/WSLEMPAPP0717

 

Deadline is Thursday, May 31, 2018 by midnight.

 

Position will not be filled no earlier than July 1, 2018.

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Librarian, Fuld + Company, Boston, MA

Librarian & Information Services Part-time

Fuld + Company, a global strategic consulting & advisory firm headquartered in Boston, MA. With over 35 years of experience and offices on three continents, Fuld + Company developed many of the strategic analysis and competitive intelligence techniques used by companies worldwide. Through deep research, penetrating analysis, and strategic advisory expertise, our team helps the Global 1000 identify and solve their tactical and strategic challenges.

Position Overview

Our Librarian & Information Services will provide secondary research to support firm-wide client engagements and, to a lesser degree, business development efforts. This position interacts with consultants in our Boston office using an extensive collection of internal and external resources to gather, filter, synthesize, organize, package and deliver business and competitive intelligence.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct ad hoc searches on a variety of industries, companies, and other business-related topics using Factiva, Dialog, LEXIS-NEXIS, and other subscription databases.
  • Assist in the synthesis of information in some instances
  • Conduct searches for relevant individuals who will be contacted and interviewed by colleagues conducting primary research
  • Support business development efforts as needed
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of new and innovative information resources
  • Share this knowledge and/or provide end-user training to improve search skills and expand knowledge of resources they can use themselves, as well as those available to the Librarian
  • Working with the Controller, participate in vendor negotiations and stay abreast of pricing/subscription structure changes

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • A Master's degree in Library Science
  • 3 (three) years of business and competitive intelligence research experience in a corporate or professional services environment
  • Advanced online research skills using Factiva, Dialog, Lexis-Nexis, Hoovers
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including SharePoint
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, customer service skills, excellent oral and written communication, self-motivation, attention to detail, and ability to adapt to change and balance competing demands

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to hr@fuld.com

FULD + Company is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. FULD + Company does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or ​expression, veteran status, political affiliation, political philosophy, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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Intern, Reader Services, The Boston Athenæum, Boston, MA

The Boston Athenæum

Reader Services Intern III

The Boston Athenӕum seeks a personable, intelligent, and reliable candidate to work 15 hours a week, every Saturday (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Thursday (noon to 8 p.m.) at both the Circulation and Reference Desks. This intern reports to the Head of Circulation and Head of Reader Services. Compensation is $13 per hour with no benefits, and the position is classified as temporary. Position is available to start at the end of May 2018.

 

Responsibilities

  • Provide coverage of the circulation and reference desks, answer phones, shelve books; offer basic reference service
  • Offer orientation tours to members
  • Create readers' advisory materials
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

  • Must be enrolled in a library science master's program
  • Must be comfortable speaking in public
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Must be able to lift and move 40 lbs. of books

 

Preferred Qualification:

  • Completed Reference Course
  • Excellent writing skills

 

To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to James Feeney, feeney@bostonathenaeum.org

 

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Multiple Positions, Special Collections, Smith College, Northampton, MA

Special Collections is hiring for 6 new positions, 5 of which are in relation to the Access to Collections project (limited term). The A2C project is "a transformative backlog project" that will be going on for the next 3 years. The sixth position will be the Metadata and Technical Services Archivist (permanent).
Having a MLS isn't required and the committee is "actively seeking the most inclusive and diverse pool of candidates."
Active review of the applications began on May 1st, but the search committee has said that they will be accepting more applications through May 9th. 
More information about the positions, Beth and Christie, and Special Collections can be found on the Smith Libraries website which will link you to the actual job descriptions.

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Athletics Archivist, SCUA, College Park, MD

The UMD Libraries Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) is seeking an Athletics Archivist to support building, maintaining, organizing, preserving, publicizing, and providing access to athletics-related archival holdings, including large audiovisual collections, while also preserving the history of University of Maryland athletics.

The application is open until May 30.

The posting is available at: ejobs.umd.edu/postings/59684.

More information about this posting is available at: www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/...

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Library Assistant, Cataloging/Technical Services, M.G. Parker Memorial Library, Dracut, MA

Library Assistant
Cataloging/Technical Services
(Part-Time - 18 hours)

The Town of Dracut seeks qualified applicants to serve as a part-time Library Assistant to the Cataloger/Head of Technical Services Librarian. The position is 18 hours per week and is covered under the SEIU Union for salary purposes only. Starting salary is $12.37 p/hr. A complete job description and employment application can be obtained at www.dracutma.gov/human-resources

Qualified individuals should send a completed application and cover letter to Christine Lindberg, Director of Human Resources, 62 Arlington St., Dracut, MA 01826 clindberg@dracutma.gov   

EOE/AA

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Library & Research Services Manager, Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP, Boston, MA

The Library and Research Services Manager is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day research and knowledge management functions across the Firm. Additional responsibilities include the management of traditional library materials, attorney training, and practice group outreach. This position will establish the Research Services department as a resource for forward thinking information solutions designed to serve the needs of the Firm and its clients.

Job Functions:

  • Establish and direct the strategic goals of the Research Services department.
  • Create strong relationships with attorneys and department leaders to understand how Research Services can align itself with the priorities of the practice groups.
  • Set and meet exemplary service standards.
  • Serve as a resource for special projects directed by the practice groups.
  • Consult with Practice Group Leaders to strategize and implement internal process improvements to advance the collection and dissemination of knowledge and research across the firm.
  • Participate in Firm efforts to synchronize work product and support best practices in the management of Firm data.
  • Develop and implement training programs that reinforce most successful research strategies.
  • Manage the technical services and research functions of the department.
  • Identify and investigate industry trends proactively to help the Firm identify knowledge gaps for development.
  • Ensure the value of the Firm's investment in research tools through continuous monitoring and development of the print and digital collection as well as alternatives in the marketplace.
  • Oversee service providers to ensure standards of excellence are consistently met.
  • Participate in cross departmental improvement efforts with peers in the administrative areas of the Firm.
  • Aggressively manage costs; prepare and manage the annual Research Services budget.

Essential Management Competencies:

  • Delegate, coach, encourage, and motivate staff to attain their highest levels of achievement, productivity, and work satisfaction. Identify and support all training and development.
  • Use leadership skills to establish effective working relationships throughout the Firm, encourage teamwork, and build consensus in order to meet or exceed departmental standards and Firm objectives.
  • Maintain active lines of communication within and between departments to share knowledge and support collaborative efforts, organizational change, and goal achievement. Develop a committed, competent, and professional staff that works in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect.
  • Maintain sophisticated level of research skills through continuous training and current awareness of new developments, trends and resources.
  • Collaborate with other members of management to ensure departmental and organizational change is effective, efficient, and aligned with the Firm's strategic goals

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in a law firm or professional services setting.
  • MS in Library Science, MS in Information Science, or JD preferred.
  • 1-3 years of management experience.
  • Advanced proficiency in modern legal research technologies and Knowledge Management strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities and complete diverse assignments on a timely basis.
  • Strong business acumen with a proven track record of leading organizational improvements.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must have minimal physical mobility. Position may occasionally require standing, walking, reaching, and lifting up to 15 pounds.
  • Must have the ability to operate equipment such as a computer and copy machine.
  • Must have the ability to communicate clearly and to read and follow detailed instructions.
  • Must have the ability to prepare assorted documents and other related materials.
  • Must have the ability to work in stressful conditions under time deadlines. 

For more information, click here or here.

Applicants can apply directly on https://talent.choate.com.

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Fellowship, Library Science, NTL, Washington, DC

A Library Science Fellowship available at the National Transportation Library (NTL)

 

The National Transportation Library (NTL) Fellows Program offers a broad-based learning experience with exposure to research and reference, digital library operations, cataloging, data services, knowledge networking and outreach. 

 

The selected candidate will support NTL and its parent agency, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). After training on NTL systems and services, the Fellow will be provided the opportunity to learn cataloging and reference services.

 

This appointment is full-time (40 hours per week) for one year and may be extended in increments of one year, up to three years total, contingent upon project needs and funding availability.

 

Award Details: 

  • Stipend: $60,000
  • Professional Development: $1,500
  • Relocation: $1,000
  • Health Insurance stipend: $4,800

Eligibility

  • U.S. Citizen only
  • Post Masters degree

 

To apply please visit https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/details/4271 

The USDOT is actively reviewing applications and is looking to fill positions as soon as qualified applicants are identified.  

Desired start date is June 4, 2018. The selected applicant does not become a DOT employee.

This program, administered by ORISE 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 USDOT. The appointment is full-time at USDOT in the Washington DC, area. Participants do not become employees of USDOT, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.

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Executive Director, Albacore Park, Portsmouth, NH

The Portsmouth Submarine Memorial Association (PSMA) seeks an Executive Director. This is a hands-on position focused on the current and future management of Albacore Park. PSMA owns a 7-acre park in Portsmouth where the historic submarine USS ALBACORE is on display in a dry basin. The park is open to visitors and includes a small museum, gift shop and memorial garden. The park is staffed by the Executive Director, a full-time Operations Manager and part-time employees who support ongoing interpretation to the 40,000 annual park visitors. The park is open year round, seven days a week except for a short period in the winter when it is open only on weekends.

The Executive Director oversees the operations and maintenance of the submarine, park, museum and gift shop and supports the Board of Directors, in advancing the continuation of the Park as a long-term, sustainable museum and attraction. Members of the Board of Directors are actively engaged in a variety of activities related to the park and the submarine.

The ideal candidate will have experience in marketing and managing a small museum complex whose income is derived almost entirely from admission charges and retail sales.

Applications will be screened as they are received. Currently it is planned to conduct telephone interviews beginning in late May-early June and in person interviews by mid-summer.

The position will remain open until filled.

A more complete job description and background information and application procedure is on our website at http://ussalbacore.org/directorposition.htm

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Assessment & Planning Project Manager, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Library is currently recruiting  for the position of Assessment and Planning Project Manager.

 

Reporting to the Harvard Library Head of Assessment and Program Management, the Project Manager will be part of a four person team supporting assessment and project management activities of the 30+ libraries that make up the Harvard Library. This position plays an important role in advancing cross library/ school programs and initiatives and shaping the future of the Harvard Library.

 

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

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Dean, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the School of Information Sciences.  
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks an exceptional leader to serve as its next Dean of the School of Information Sciences. Reporting to and working with the Provost, and in coordination with the Deans from other colleges and schools, the Dean will have responsibility for the strategic, programmatic, financial, fundraising, and management operations that support the mission and vision of the School of Information Sciences and its role within The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. The university strongly encourages nominations of, as well as applications from, individuals traditionally underrepresented in academia. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications should be received by Monday, June 4, 2018.  Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, and a letter of interest that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described above, as well as the applicant's motivation to apply. These materials should be sent electronically, in confidence to Korn Ferry consultants Josh Ward and Ken Kring at email address iSchoolDeanUIUC@KornFerry.com. The search consultants can be reached to answer questions about the position or the application by telephone at (405)640-3994 (Josh) or (215)656-5309 (Ken).

See the full position description at:

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Library Clerk/Substitute, Circulation, Wayland Public Library, Wayland, MA

Position Title: Library Clerk/Substitute - Circulation Desk

 

Part-Time: Currently at least one weekly shift AND one Saturday per month; and an undetermined number of substitute hours.

Open shifts at this time: Mon 1pm-6pm, Tue 9am-1pm, Thur 1pm-6pm

 

Grade:                        Non-union hourly library clerk

 

Wages:                       $16.01-20.90 per hour, no benefits

 

Description of Position

Part-time position working in the Circulation Department of a busy, medium-sized public library which prides itself on superior customer service. Additional hours substituting for day, evening, and weekend shifts as needed by the library. Performs various tasks relating to the circulation of materials, including but not limited to checking books in and out, collecting fines, answering patron queries, assigning new library cards to patrons, and other duties as necessary. May be assigned responsibilities related to the opening and closing of the library facility.

Minimum Entrance Requirements: 

Bachelor's degree required. Strong computer skills and ability to use office production software is essential. Experience in a circulation department of a public library preferred. Familiarity with Sierra software desirable, particularly with Innovative Interfaces Incorporated Sierra software. The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated ability to interact with adults and children with patience and discretion, as well as excellent organizational talents and attention to detail.  Good written and oral communication skills are essential, as is the capacity to work efficiently and energetically. Familiarity with Microsoft Office a plus. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, associates and the general public. Ability to work both independently and as a team member. Willingness to learn new skills. Tact, diplomacy, and flexibility in schedule.

 

Physical Requirements:

Must be physically capable of shelving books: ability to lift, bend, kneel, stoop, and be able to push a book cart weighing up to 50 pounds. Ability to operate a keyboard at efficient speed and sit at a computer for long periods of time. Specific vision requirements include close vision and the ability to adjust focus

 

Apply Via Email or US Post Office To:

Sarah Hogan

Head of Circulation, Wayland Public Library

5 Concord Road

Wayland, MA  01778

shogan@minlib.net

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Paraprofessional Position, Dora L. Small Elementary Schools, South Portland, ME

Paraprofessional position for a K-5 Library/Learning Commons support

Dora L. Small Elementary Schools, South Portland Maine. 

Apply here: https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=2929907 ... 

FMI about our district InfoTech team & philosophy, please visit: https://www.spsd.org/district/infotech ... 

Salary & benefits: https://www.spsd.org/district/job-opportunties#fs-panel-8123 ... 

Work with the Learning Commons team to deliver information literacy, research, and technology skills instruction to students in Grades K-5. Responsibilities include assisting with curriculum integration using quality literature and technology for learning, overseeing daily operations of the library/makerspace (aka Learning Commons), and clerical support.

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Assistant to the Deputy Executive Director for Finance, The Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, RI

The Rhode Island Historical Society (RIHS) seeks a highly organized Part-Time Bookkeeper to fulfil the role of the Assistant to the Deputy Executive Director for Finance. The Assistant to the Deputy Executive Director for Finance will be responsible for some of the day-to-day activities of the Business Office of the RIHS. The work of the Business Office includes, but is not limited to, all accounting, financial reporting and human resource of the organization.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Bank deposits - coordinate and produce reports for recording entries of both cash, checks and credit cards;
  • Reconcile various general ledger accounts as required;
  • Perform partial checks and verifications prior to posting process;
  • Process any accounts receivable transactions;
  • Process Sales Tax including payments reconciling and reporting;
  • Review Accounts Payable activity and fill in for Accounts Payable staff when needed;
  • Process bi-weekly online payroll and do journal entry for posting;
  • Maintain employee benefit time;
  • Audit preparation for annual audit;
  • Financial Reports as required;
  • Process Annual 1099's and associated returns and reports;
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Position Requirements

  • Minimum of 8 years' experience in accounting or business office;
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related field recommended;
  • Skilled reconciliation experience;
  • Extensive experience with data entry, record keeping and computer operation;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Excel;
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Strong knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles;
  • Thorough knowledge of online payroll input and maintenance

Email cover letter, resume/CV and the names of three references to jobs@rihs.org, attention Charmyne Goodfellow, Deputy Executive Director for Finance, with "Assistant to Deputy Director" in the subject line.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time

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Director of Operations, Museum L-A, Lewiston, ME

Museum L-A seeks full-time Director of Operations to join a dynamic and growing institution. This newly established position reports to the Executive Director to shape, guide and execute the creation of exceptional programming and visitor experience and develop a community gathering place to celebrate accomplishments of community while inspiring for the future.

S/he needs to be an innovative, entrepreneurial, experienced and visionary museum leader, imaginative in exhibit design, and demonstrate a passion for engaging others in a high-quality experience that is financially sustainable. Commitment to and understanding of the local communities and their role in state, regional and national impacts is important. Museum experience preferred but not required, five years of management experience needed.

Send resume, cover letter, references, salary requirement to: Rachel Desgrosseilliers: rachel@museumla.org.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship in Museum Education, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA

Provide administrative support for the broad range of programs and activities undertaken by the Smith College Museum of Art Department of Academic Programs and Public Education. Develop and coordinate student-targeted programs and serve as project manager for "Night at Your Museum" (a social destination event for Smith students). Assist with training and scheduling for student docents and volunteers. Prepare and lead museum tours as needed. Coordinate administrative logistics for the Museum's Concentration. Support implementation of family and community activities.

To learn more about the position, please visit https://smithcollege.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=47775&job=as0444-post-baccalaureate-fellowship-in-museum-education

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

 

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Open Classes, San Jose State University School of Information, San José, CA

Summer is a great time for professional development. Update your skills and knowledge this summer by taking a master's-level course through the Open Classes program <https://ischool.sjsu.edu/programs/ischool-open-classes>  at the San Jose State University School of Information. 



All courses are delivered 100% online, so you can complete your course work while lounging poolside at your favorite resort. 



Featured Courses: (subject to availability)

  • INFO 287-16 Augmented Virtual Reality
  • INFO 246-12 Fundamentals of Programming (1 unit)
  • INFO 282-10 Prison Library Management
  • INFO 286-10 Interpersonal Communication Skills for Librarians
  • INFO 284-10 Genealogy
  • INFO 284-12 Medieval Manuscripts: Genres (2 units)
  • INFO 267-10 Indigenous Literature for Children and Youth (1 unit)
  • INFO 281-12 Booktalking and Booktrailering
  • INFO 287-12 Digital Libraries




The summer session runs from June 4 to August 10, 2018. However, some courses are only for one unit or two units and have a shorter duration and reduced fees. If you are paying for the class yourself, you may qualify for the IRS Lifetime Learning Credit, which offsets the costs of education expenses by reducing the amount of your income tax. 



For more information about the Open Classes program, please email Sheila Gurtu, online student advisor, at sheila.gurtu@sjsu.edu.



Quick Links:




Reserve your spot now! Courses are offered on a space available basis and are filling up fast. The course request form <https://ischool.sjsu.edu/programs/ischool-open-classes/enrollment/signupcloses on May 11, 2018. 

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Call for Papers: Semantic Web Journal

Call for Papers (Semantic Web Journal): Special Issue on Knowledge Graphs: Construction, Management and QueryingURL: <http://www.semantic-web-journal.net/blog/call-papers-special-issue-knowledge-graphs-construction-management-and-querying>

A Knowledge Graph (KG) is a graph-theoretic knowledge representation that (at its simplest) models entities and attribute values as nodes, and relationships and attributes as labeled, directed edges. Knowledge Graphs have emerged as a unifying technology in several areas of AI, including Natural Language Processing and Semantic Web, and for this reason, the scope of what constitutes a KG has continued to broaden. In industry, widespread adoption of schema.org, as well as the Google Knowledge Graph, is changing the way information is being produced and consumed by both humans and machine agents on the Web. Even before the term, "Knowledge Graph" was coined and was in use, the Semantic Web community was a strong advocate of many of the core elements that make KGs so powerful, including graph-theoretic data models (and more generally, semi-structured representations of both data and schema), powerful pattern matching querying languages, graph data management and the emergence and utilization of large publicly available KGs like DBpedia, GeoNames and Wikidata for such varied tasks as knowledge acquisition, information retrieval and knowledge alignment. With the renaissance of, and deep interest in, such technologies in the broader computer science community, we believe that the time is ripe for the Semantic Web to revisit Knowledge Graphs from the lens of construction, management and querying.

We welcome four main types of submissions: (i) full research papers, (ii) reports on tools and systems, (iii) application reports, and (iv) survey articles. The description of the submission types is posted at http://www.semantic-web-journal.net/authors#types. While there is no upper limit, paper length must be justified by content. For guidance, we provide a list of possible topics below. Note that these topics are non-exhaustive and are not meant to be mutually exclusive. We especially welcome interdisciplinary research that spans multiple topics. Our guest editorial board includes members from both academia and industry.

Knowledge Graph Construction:

  • Novel techniques and algorithms for information extraction, especially algorithms that adapt quickly to novel domains and can be applied to Web data
  • Modeling structured sources in terms of a target KG ontology
  • Instance-based or hybrid ontology mapping between the ontologies of two KGs
  • Techniques for constructing multi-modal Knowledge Graphs from non-textual sources like video, images and other multimedia
  • Crowdsourced techniques for constructing high-quality Knowledge Graphs
  • Interactive techniques such as active learning, question answering and dialogs for rapid, high-quality human-in-the-loop KG construction
  • Entity resolution techniques for Knowledge Graphs
  • Machine Learning (including Probabilistic Logic) techniques for completing Knowledge Graphs by reasoning and doing link prediction over information extraction, entity resolution or ontology mapping outputs

Knowledge Graph Querying:

  • Domain-specific search models over Knowledge Graphs, including for specialized applications like vertical search and enterprise search Information Retrieval models (including learning to rank models) for querying Knowledge Graphs
  • Semantic query reformulation techniques to robustly query noisily constructed, or incomplete, Knowledge Graphs

Question Answering over Knowledge Graphs Knowledge Graph Management:

  • Entity alignment and linking between diverse Knowledge Graphs
  • Publishing, consumption, maintenance and evolution
  • Personalised learning based on Knowledge Graphs
  • Managing real time and historical data using Knowledge Graphs
  • Security and privacy issues surrounding Knowledge Graph use and management

Applications:

  • Applications that showcase the successful adoption of Knowledge Graphs in both research and industrial settings, with clear description of the role, impact and motivations behind using Knowledge Graphs.
  • Development and utilization of Knowledge Graphs in specific industrial domains (e.g., media, government, financials, healthcare, life sciences, smart cities, cultural heritage, etc.) or as a horizontal technology, across application areas (e.g., business intelligence, analytics, search, content / knowledge management, information extraction, data integration, recommendation systems, etc.).
  • Discussion of experiences, scalability and the measurable impact (quantitative and / or qualitative) of the added value created by using
  • Knowledge Graphs in the respective domain. Best practises and concrete lessons learned from these experiences.
  • Potential strategic applications, use cases and areas where further research and advances based on using Knowledge Graphs is required


Deadline

  • Submission deadline: 15 June 2018. Papers submitted before the deadline will be reviewed upon receipt.


Submission Instructions

Submissions shall be made through the Semantic Web journal website at http://www.semantic-web-journal.net. Prospective authors must take notice of the submission guidelines posted at http://www.semantic-web-journal.net/authors.


Note that you need to request an account on the website for submitting a paper. When submitting, please indicate in the cover letter that it is for the Special Issue on Knowledge Graphs and the chosen submission type. All manuscripts will be reviewed based on the SWJ open and transparent review policy and will be made available online during the review process.


The guest editors can be reached at swj-knowledge-graphs@googlegrups.com.

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Call for Papers: Fake News and Library & Information Science

CALL FOR PAPERS - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 15th!

 

NOTE: Due to a glitch in the OPIS system, proposals should be emailed directly to the editors (info below). 

 

A SPECIAL ISSUE ON FAKE NEWS AND LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE 

https://www.degruyter.com/page/1741 

 

Recent developments in the information sphere have created an environment of distrust and have emphasized the need for increased information/media/digital literacy. In this information environment, the notion of a universal truth is virtually non-existent and individuals seemingly choose their own truth. Also problematic is the general idea that any information with which one disagrees can be labeled "fake." While information professionals have always advocated for the critical evaluation of information and sources, there has not been a connection made between Library and Information Science as a discipline and what the U.S. has been experiencing with regards to fake news, the weaponization of information, or the need for information literacy. This gap is reflective of the longstanding disconnect between the public and Library and Information Science.

 

The guest editors welcome a broad spectrum of submissions on topics related to Fake News, including, but not limited to, topics such as:

  • Digital literacy
  • Professional activities, roles, skills, responsibilities to combat Fake News
  • Pedagogy and Fake News
  • The Weaponization of Information
  • The Social Impact of Fake News
  • Impact of Fake News on Democracy
  • History of Fake News
  • Fake News, Politics, and the Media
  • Implications for Information as Evidence 

Submissions should include the following:

  • The author's full name, physical address, and email address
  • A title for the proposed paper (a tentative title is acceptable)
  • A proposal of no more than 500 words, outlining the theme, research question, hypothesis or focus of the paper, the research approach to be taken to the study (for theoretical or conceptual papers) or the research strategy and methodology to be used (for a research paper or case study), and any other details that help explain the intended purpose and scope of the paper
  • Between 3 and 6 keywords to represent the themes or topics in the paper

 

Final Papers should be from 6,000-8000 words, including notes and appendices, and formatted to the Instruction for Authors.

 

Authors will be notified of acceptance by June 15, 2018. Final papers are due September 15, 2018. Tentative Publication: Spring 2019 

 

All submissions will follow a full peer review process.

 

This special issue is co-edited by Renate L. Chancellor (Catholic University of America, USA) and Shari A. Lee (St. John's University, USA).

 

PROPOSALS, comments and/or inquiries should be directed to either Renate (chancellor@cua.edu) or Shari (lees2@stjohns.edu). 

 

Please email your completed proposal by May 15, 2018. 

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Research Assistant, Weiss Asset Management, Boston, MA

Research Assistant

Application Deadline: June 1st

Part-time role; seeking current students

Weiss Asset Management is seeking Research Assistants to work directly with senior investment professionals on various projects including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Reading and summarizing financial news and documents
  • Highlighting economically significant portions of documents
  • Searching for primary source documents to be used for investment analysis.
  • Conducting cost benefit analysis of research vendors
  • Investigating trends and investments of competitors in the hedge fund space.
  • Facilitating the record-keeping of investment processes.

 

 

Successful candidates are creative problem-solvers and self-starters who have the proven ability to produce results. Candidates from all academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Attention to detail, strong interpersonal and writing skills, quantitative reasoning ability, and a rigorous work ethic are prerequisites. Finance experience is not required.

 

To apply, please send an e-mail to careers@weissasset.com with the subject, "[Your Name], Research Assistant" in the subject line. Include your transcript and resume with GPA's and standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, GRE, etc.), broken down by subject area. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. 

 

About the company:

Weiss Asset Management develops proprietary value-based and quantitative strategies to manage approximately $2 billion globally. Members of our team have advanced training in economics, computer science, physics, law, and mathematics, but we welcome truly exceptional candidates from all backgrounds. Our approach to problems is cerebral and analytically rigorous as we continually review our results in light of new data and insights. Collegial in nature, the culture at Weiss fosters cutting-edge academic and industry research. Finance experience is not a prerequisite, but candidates should have the drive and ability to acquire the skills necessary to perform at the highest level. All employees must adhere to the highest ethical standards. WAM does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other characteristic protected by law.

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Library Assistant Director, Regina Library, Rivier University, Nashua, NH

Manage day-to-day services and functions of the Regina Library circulation, reference and technical services departments, in collaboration with the Library Director. Coordinate the information literacy and library instruction programs; participate in providing the full range of library reference services to library patrons; participate in library liaison and collection development activities. 

General Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the functions and services of the library circulation and reference departments including supervising staff.
  • 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 various reference resource materials.
  • Lead the library's information literacy/library instruction team, in collaboration with University faculty.
  • Supervise and assist as needed with the management of electronic library information services, systems and materials, including the integrated library system, the electronic resources management system, electronic journals, e-books and streaming media.
  • Supervise and assist as needed with a full range of professional acquisitions, serials and cataloging functions.
  • Supervise and assist as needed with interlibrary loan (ILL).
  • Confer regularly with staff to plan, coordinate and evaluate projects, systems, and services.
  • Assign and review work, resolve issues in collaboration with staff as necessary.
  • Lead/participate in the libraries' marketing, outreach and programming efforts.
  • Collaborate with the Director on managing the library's budgets, and in generating library policies, reports, and in general planning.
  • Serve on University committees as designated.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required: Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA Accredited Program required; three to five years of progressively responsible relevant experience, including supervisory experience of library staff; some academic library reference experience; or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired. Knowledge of library circulation systems. Library instruction experience as well as familiarity with information literacy concepts and assessment, including the ACRL Information Literacy Frameworks. 

Excellent customer service, administrative, planning and management skills. Strong writing skills. Ability to interact professionally and effectively with library patrons, faculty and staff, including good interviewing, teaching, and presentation skills. Working knowledge of library systems, cataloging standards, print serials, acquisitions, interlibrary loan, e-books, e-journals, research databases and collection development. 

Preferred: Second master's degree in any subject area. Experience with creating and editing LibGuides and online tutorials. Some experience with collection development and writing reports. Webpage editing skills. Accounting/budget management experience. Knowledge of copyright guidelines, particularly as they relate to libraries. Experience with some or all of the following: library systems, cataloging, interlibrary loan and acquisitions. 

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: Library Assistant Director or e-mail to jobs@rivier.edu

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

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Branch Manager, Hartford Public Library, Hartford, CT

Hartford Public Library seeks a person who has overall responsibility and accountability of all functions of a library branch. This includes the management of the public service operations including circulation, adult services, youth services, and security. This position is also accountable for training, scheduling and evaluating staff and assists in short-term and long-term planning in the assigned branch. The Branch Manager works with the development of the branch's collections and programming efforts, and supports in all areas of administration.

This position ensures the highest level of service is provided by staff to all customers. 

Master's in Library Science or Master's in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution required. Currently pursuing a MLS/MLIS or willing to earn within 2 years will be considered. Minimum three years of increasingly responsible leadership experience in a public library. Minimum of two years of supervisory experience is required. 

Position includes evening, and weekend assignments. 

View the complete job description and requirements at hplct.org/about/job-openings. Required online application.

Open until filled. EEO.

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Public Services & Outreach Librarian, The Munday Library, Austin, TX

St. Edward's University's Munday Library is looking for a collaborative, innovative, and service-oriented person to become our new Public Services and Outreach Librarian. This professional position is an integral part of the Public Services Unit. We encourage applicants who are eager to learn, passionate about helping patrons, and who enjoy a challenge to apply. The Public Services Unit prides itself for being service oriented, dedicated to delivering services on the patrons' terms, accessible and empathetic.

The primary focus of this full-time position is on customer experience, which encompasses research assistance (both in-person and through chat), circulation, and any support the customer might need in the Library Commons, (which may include first-tier support for printers, copiers, and computers).

This position will also be responsible for the library's marketing and outreach initiatives, for both in-person and digital outreach programming, (e.g., social media). Much of the marketing and outreach programming is planned during the summer in conjunction with members of the Outreach Committee.
Managing competing priorities will require flexibility. This exempt position is supervised by the Head of Public Services.


Responsibilities 
Public Services (70%):

  • Provide research and information assistance as needed (chat, walk-up, etc.) at the library information desk and elsewhere
  • Provide circulation assistance at the library information desk as needed (check in/out library materials, provide directional assistance, assist users on library computers and equipment, etc.)
  • Will support ancillary Public Services operations as needed, including ILL, Reserves, Desk CRM, Guides and FAQs
  • Provide occasional backup for evening/weekend support staff

Outreach / Marketing (25%):

  • Lead the Library Outreach Committee
  • Devise library-wide marketing plans
  • Coordinate outreach events
  • Collaborate with the Library Units, e.g., User Experience, Archives and Public Services, to disseminate information about the library

This position will participate in the library instruction program (5%)

  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Completed ALA-accredited master's degree in library and information science
  • Service oriented
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Successful candidate must complete and employment and/or criminal background check
  • Preferred Qualification:
  • Experience with marketing methods, practices, and techniques
  • Familiarity and skill with social media platforms

Starting Date:
July 1, 2018

About St. Edward's University
Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. 

The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at https://www.stedwards.edu/human-resources/benefits-summary

How to Apply
Interested applicants should submit an online application at https://stedwards.applicantpro.com
Please include resume, cover letter, and three employment references.

St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage women and minorities to apply to our vacancies and hire only U.S. Citizens and documented workers. We do not offer sponsorship at this time.

Reference #: J18033

For more information, click here.

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OLSSI 2018

Join us for the annual Ohio Library Support Staff Institute <http://olssi.org/about-us/> (OLSSI) this summer, July 29 - 31, 2018, at the University of Mount Union <https://www.mountunion.edu/> in Alliance, Ohio.


Along with a new location <http://olssi.org/location/>, we'll be bringing you new topics trending in libraries today, including cloud computing, "Fieldtripping" Your Library, escape rooms, a snapshot of the Ohio School for the Deaf, and even Rosie the Comfort Dog. A full list of classes and sessions may be found here <http://olssi.org/classes/>.


OLSSI is dedicated to supporting the professional development needs of library support staff and with this mission in mind, the summer Institute will again be only $299 for three days, two nights, lodging, classes, meals and more. 

Registration information may be found here <http://olssi.org/registration/>.


Dates to Remember:

Now through 5/12/2018: Early Bird Registration, $275.00

5/13/2018 - 7/13/2018: Open Registration, $299.00

7/29/2018 - 7/31/2018: OLSSI Summer Institute

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DataOne Users Group, Marriott University Park, Tucson, AZ

Register now for the 2018 DataONE Users Group meeting: Building a Community of Scientific Data Repositories in an Open Science Landscape

Monday July 16th, 2018.

Marriott University Park, Tucson AZ; co-located with the ESIP meeting

  • Bringing together repository managers and users in support of open science
  • Community contributed talks and posters
  • DataONE updates and visioning
  • Topical breakout sessions and workshops

There is no registration fee to attend and participate in the DUG meeting. Information, registration and group hotel rates can be found here.

Meeting Theme and Objectives
The 2018 meeting theme, "Building a Community of Scientific Data Repositories in an Open Science Landscape" will bring together repository managers, users and other stakeholders to explore achievements and future work in the open science landscape. Community talks and posters that explore broad topics of interoperability, preservation, data discovery, reproducible research and sustainability are invited.

DataONE encourages DataONE Member Nodes, data scientists, researchers, scientists, students and others to submit abstracts for posters and talks.

Abstract Submission for Posters and Talks
Abstracts for talks and posters are solicited during the registration process. Talks will be approximately 10-20 minutes in duration, to be confirmed with development of the agenda. Submissions for talks will be accepted until June 10th, 2018. Oral presentations are not guaranteed. Those not accepted as oral presentations will be given the option to present a poster. Poster submissions will remain open until the close of registration.

See the promotional flyer here.

 

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Research Data Management Librarian, Sciences, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Harvard Library is seeking a creative and self-motivated individual to help define and launch research data services focused on science and engineering. The Research Data Management Librarian for the Sciences (RDML) will help develop and coordinate research data management services with the office of the Director of Library Digital Strategies and Innovation.

New outreach and programming developed by the RDML will demonstrate an understanding the research landscape, the role of campus partnerships, and the capabilities and limits of library support. The RDML will work with relevant stakeholders in developing policies, guidelines and workflows of data management services to ensure good research practice, protection of intellectual property, proper storage and security of research data, compliance with relevant regulations, and appropriate access to research data. The RDML for the Sciences reports to the Director of Science and Engineering Library Services.

Full posting information available here.

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Call for Papers: 2018 Student Research Award

Theme: Users of Arts & Humanities Digital Collections

SIG AH is seeking previously unpublished research for a Master's or PhD Student Research Award including a free ASIS&T membership and cash prize up to $500. The submission form can be found at: https://goo.gl/irgnah.

The theme, Users of Arts & Humanities Digital Collections, invites participation from a variety of theoretical and empirical perspectives on the topic. We encourage graduate-level submissions from a broad range of disciplines including the arts and humanities, digital humanities/new media, library and information science, and computer science. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, past research, case studies, and current projects that use arts and humanities digital collections, or that discuss topics in the following areas:

  • Creative re-use of digital collections
  • Teaching with digital collections
  • Researchers using digital collections
  • Usability of digital collections interfaces
  • Ethical issues related to digital collections access
  • Reverse-image lookup
  • Web analytics
  • Accessibility
  • Use of digital collections on social media
  • Digital Humanities projects



Who is Eligible: Anyone who is currently a PhD or Master's student. Students who are graduating in Spring 2018 may apply.

Submissions can be made as a single author or a group of authors, including collaborations between students from different institutions. All submitted works should be previously unpublished. Authors do not need to be members of ASIS&T. All research is expected to be purely the students' work. Authors are required to secure any necessary permissions related to research findings from internships or collaborative projects being used in this research competition.

Submission Requirements & Selection Criteria:
While the contest theme, eligibility, and submission criteria are flexible and invite creativity, research papers should show an appropriate level of graduate research and should include an advanced theoretical or empirical discussion, methodology, and analysis.

Research paper submissions should relate to the 2018 theme (Users of Arts & Humanities Digital Collections) and must adhere to the following:

  • Word .doc or .docx
  • Cover page with title, author names, institutional affiliations, and abstract of 250 words or less
  • 10 single-spaced pages or less (approximately 4,000 words), 12 pt. font, using APA citations and bibliography. Tables, graphs, images, etc. may appear within the body of the text.
  • No headers or footers (with exception of page numbers)
  • Author names should not appear anywhere in the main text.
  • Submission details should be provided via electronic form and final papers emailed by the May 18, 2018 deadline (details below).


A panel of judges will select award winners based on the following criteria: relevance of topic to the contest theme, originality of research and approach, and quality of student writing. Papers not meeting the above requirements may be excluded from the contest.

Awards
One (1) student paper may be awarded the Master's Student Research Award or the PhD Student Research Award, including a monetary prize of up to $500 and a 1-year ASIS&T membership.

Submission and Deadline
Authors are invited to submit papers, based on the requirements and selection criteria above, by filling out the form at https://goo.gl/irgnah and emailing the document to ASIST.SIGAH (at) gmail.com before 11:59 pm PST, May 18, 2018. Please ensure the information submitted on the web form matches the title and author name on the submitted final paper. Award winner will be announced in June 2018.

If you have any questions, please email ASIST.SIGAH (at) gmail.com

http://www.asis.org/SIG/SIGAH/2018/02/21/2018-cfsp/

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Teacher Librarianship, Wagga Wagga, Australia

Reference no: 492476
Work type: Continuing - Full Time
Location: Wagga Wagga
Categories: Academic - Teaching and Research, Library, Research

  • Bring your passion for higher education
  • Supportive, friendly and flexible work environment
  • Excellent employment conditions

 The Role

  •  Continuing, Full Time
  •  Level B/C from $92,117 to $130,114 pa (plus 17% superannuation)
  •  Wagga Wagga

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Teacher Librarianship will actively engage in teaching, research and curriculum development in the School of Information Studies. The appointee will have extensive experience within the field of teacher librarianship and will be able to demonstrate academic and professional experience in teacher librarianship.

To be successful you will have:

  • A doctoral qualification in the discipline of teacher librarianship or a related discipline or equivalent accreditation and professional standing.
  • Evidence of, and a demonstrated commitment to, the delivery of high quality student centred learning and teaching. 
  • A record of achievement relevant to the discipline area in the scholarship of teaching and/or research/creative works or professional activity.

About Us

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

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

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

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

The School of Information Studies is the leading provider in Library and Information studies education in Australia and is one of the largest in the world with around 2,000 students, playing a key role in the information professions.

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

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

Application Requirements

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

This position is advertised across multiple levels.  Please refer to the essential and desirable criteria in each position description for the respective level and address each criterion based on your skills and experience and the level of position that you are applying for.

Positions descriptions can be obtained via the following links;

 

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kennan | Acting, Head of School, Information Studies | mkennan@csu.edu.au  | (02) 6933 4893  

Applications Close: 11pm, 27 May 2018

For more information, click here.

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Graduate Assistant, Residence Life, Simmons College, Boston, MA

The Office of Residence Life is very excited to announce an open position for the 2018-2019 academic year specifically for Simmons College graduate students and Dix Scholars.  This live-in Graduate Assistant (GA) position will be the primary support for our full-time Residence Life Coordinator staff. GAs will help to oversee multiple buildings on the Simmons Residence Campus, housing about 350 students and between 8-10 RAs.

 

Graduate Assistants serve in the professional staff on-call rotation and serve on committees for the Office of Residence Life. GAs will work approximately 20 hours a week (not including duty), including 12 hours designated office hours per week.  Compensation includes $15 a hour for office hours (up to $7,200 per year) plus a furnished apartment and an on campus meal plan during the academic year valued at $16,400.

 

Simmons College graduates should wait at least 2 years after undergraduate graduation before applying for a GA position.

Minimum Qualifications: Ability to interact effectively with students from diverse backgrounds. A commitment to a multicultural education and an understanding of the value of a women-centered college experience. Enrollment in a graduate program at Simmons College or enrollment as an undergraduate Dix Scholar. Course load and other outside commitments must be appropriate to the time demands of the position. GAs must also meet their academic obligations successfully, maintaining good standing in their graduate program. Students must be in good standing with the college. Graduate Assistants may not have more than 20 hours per week combined internship/ practicum and/or part-time employment on or off campus (outside of the Simmons GA position).

Preferred Qualifications: Prior Residence Life and/or Student Life experience.

 

For more information about the position, and to apply, please visit our online application. The priority application deadline is Thursday, May 10, 2018. Selected applicants will proceed to a phone screening and then an on campus interview. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

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Legislative Information Specialist, Congressional Research Service, Washington, DC

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is recruiting for its 2018 Graduate Recruit Program. The program is open to students currently enrolled in any year of an advanced degree program or graduating during the May 1, 2017 --August 31, 2018 academic year. Initial appointments of up to 120 days will begin in the summer of 2018.  Selectees who perform successfully may be considered for permanent placement with CRS at the end of the summer or whenever they complete their graduate degree requirements.

 

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) within the Library of Congress seeks a Legislative Information Specialist to join its Office of Congressional Information and Publishing. The Office of Congressional Information and Publishing is the organization with CRS and the Library of Congress that is mandated to produce legislative information for the United States Congress.

 

Working with both legislative information and congressional client information, the selectee will: track measures through the legislative process from introduction, floor proceedings in both chambers, multiple amendment processes, committee and subcommittee actions, and approval or veto by the President; evaluate legislative actions and documents; contribute to the processes of legislative subject term assignment; and maintain quality control over legislative metadata and authority records to ensure accuracy, timeliness, availability, and reliability. The Legislative Information Specialist will perform this work in a digital online environment.

This candidate should have solid computer skills, including skills needed to work with databases, spreadsheets, and web applications in a network environment. The ideal candidate will have a Master's degree in Library and Information Science and coursework or experience in legal research and/or political science. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, as well as strong collaborative skills are also valued. Strong attention to detail is required.

 

A complete listing of positions, eligibility requirements, and salary information is available on the CRS Careers website: http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo/opportunities/graduate-recruit.html.  

Application instructions and selection and evaluation criteria can be found in each vacancy announcement. Applications for the legislative information specialist must be received by May 22, 2018.

 

The Graduate Recruit Program seeks to attract a diverse pool of highly qualified candidates. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Evening Librarian, Bay State College Library, Boston, MA

Evening Librarian, Summer 2018 (Temporary contract position), Bay State College Library

The Bay State College Library is seeking an evening librarian for the 2018 summer term.

This position is ideal for a recent library school graduate who is looking to gain experience in many different aspects of academic librarianship.

The core responsibilities of this position include:

  • Assisting students and faculty with in-depth research questions in person and through email, as well as answering basic reference and directional questions
  • Conducting a library orientation for the evening English class
  • Troubleshooting minor computer, Microsoft Office, and printer problems
  • Circulating library materials to students and faculty
  • Other projects or duties as assigned by the Librarian, such as copy cataloging, LibGuides editing, and collection development

Qualifications
Requirements:

  • MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited library science program
  • Availability Mondays and Wednesdays, 4pm-10pm, from May 21st-August 8th, 2018
  • Excellent search skills (including periodical databases, the web, and library catalogs)
  • Ability to problem solve and work independently with minimal supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Education: MLS

Salary: $16/hour

Closing Date: 05/07/2018

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should forward a letter of interest and current resume to Jessica Neave, jneave@baystate.edu. No phone calls, please.

For more information, click here.

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Multiple Internships, Raytheon, Multiple Locations

Raytheon offers a wealth of opportunities for your future and beyond. Bring your talent and skills to a company where challenging the status quo and innovative thinking is encouraged. Our recent college graduate and internship/co-op opportunities allow you to put your academic achievements to work. You'll be presented with opportunities that have an immediate impact on who we are and our presence in a global industry.

Please see the opportunities listed below:

Cyber Security Intern

Software Engineering Intern #1

Software Engineering Intern #2

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Henry Luce Fellowship, Decorative Arts & Design, RISD Museum, Providence, RI

The RISD Museum invites applicants to apply for the Henry Luce Fellowship in Decorative Arts and Design. The position will begin on August 20, 2018, and conclude in August 2019. The fellow will assist the Museum's Decorative Arts and Design department with the preparations for an upcoming exhibition on design innovation in late 19th and early 20th-century manufacturing. Through mentorship and professional-development support, the fellow will develop the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to make important contributions to the museum field.

Qualifications: The fellowship is an academic-year position open to students currently enrolled in a degree-seeking graduate program who are considering curatorial work in decorative arts and have an interest in the roles museums play in an increasingly diverse society. Applicants should have an interest in a curatorial career; academic experience related to decorative arts and design, material culture, American studies, or related areas; and strong research and writing skills. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to fostering the understanding of works of art in a museum context; excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; and the ability to work independently as well as collegiality.

To learn more and to apply, please visit: http://careers.risd.edu/postings/1821 

RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary

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Library Technicians, LAC Federal, Washington DC

LAC Federal is seeking Library Technicians to work on-site at a major Federal library in the Washington, DC. We are seeking technicians to work in one of four technical service areas: accessioning of new acquisition, collections maintenance, serials bindery and preservation, and inventory management. Must show strong attention to detail and an ability work without direct supervision. Staff are need who can work nights and weekends.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 6 months of prior experience working in a law library of over 500,000 volumes (preferred) or similar experience at any library
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions and organize large quantities of materials
  • Experience retrieving and refiling library materials according to the Library of Congress Classification System.
  • Demonstrated experience in at least one of the four (4) library technical services areas (accessioning, collections maintenance, preservation, inventory control).
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as needed
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are proficient in at least one foreign language and who are able transliterate using Romanization tables.


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

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Call for Papers: VOCATIONS & VISIONS OF DATA ANALYSIS

DATA, SECURITY, VALUES: VOCATIONS AND VISIONS OF DATA ANALYSIS
10.-11. December 2018
Peace Research Institute Oslo

Data analysis is normative. Coding, programming and algorithmically interpreting data is always informed by the concepts, ideas, values and affordances of the technologies and people that engage with data. Even if the word data means "given", information becomes socially and politically imbued as soon as it is selected and categorized to make it available for analysis. Such insights are no longer only subject of academic critique, but the normativity of data analysis has by now become integrated into public discourses. In fact, the value of data has created a new market for moral entrepreneurs, who re-frame data analysis as a tool for moral engineering and security politics.

At this conference we explore how values, ideas and concepts are not only necessarily embedded in data analysis, but also in what way they are productive and co-create society. Please join our discussion on the many vocations and visions of data analysis in the security domain: These can include overt media manipulation and disinformation, the active sensoring or removal of online contents, the workings of editing algorithms or retweet-robots, the promotion of state-sponsored narratives online, but also the normativity of approaches that seek to "uncover fake news", "fight attacks on the freedom of speech online" or "make the world a more secure place with online data". Together, we discuss the relationship between data analysis, ideas and values by looking at the workings of digital security technologies, data security policies or the security politics of data.

The three confirmed keynote speakers are:

Miguel Sicart, Associate Professor at the Center for Computer Game Research at IT University Copenhagen, "Playing Data: Understanding the Ludic in the Information Age"

Katja de Vries, postdoctoral researcher in Law Science Technology & Society at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, "The coexistence of humans and algorithmic profiling machines"

Susanne Krasmann, Professor at the Faculty of Economy and Social Sciences, (Criminology) Hamburg University, "The desire for truth - and the secret of algorithms"

The conference will further include a roundtable discussion with representatives from the Norwegian Ministries on "Data & the everyday of security authorities." 

Please send your papers until the 21st of September to Mareile Kaufmann: markau@prio.no

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Call for Papers: COLLNET 2018

14th International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics (WIS) & 18th COLLNET Meeting
University of Macau, Macau
December 5-8, 2018
http://socio.org.uk/collnet2018/


We welcome the participants to the 14th International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics, and Scientometrics (WIS) and the 18th COLLNET Meeting 2018 which will be held from 05 to 08 December 2018 in Macau organized by COLLNET. COLLNET 2018 is a forum for all scientometricians including Librarians, Information Professionals, Researchers and Practitioners to share experiences, ideas, research results, meeting and networking on all aspects of webometrics, informetrics and scientometrics. The meeting will provide an occasion for you to share and collaborate in a pleasant atmosphere. The COLLNET 2018 will be marked by the presence of many events, including formal as well as informal activities, networking events, receptions, industry presentations, panel discussions and tours.

Paper Submission
Send your extended abstract in three pages by email to Hildrun Kretschmer (kretschmer.h@onlinehome.de)

Important Dates

  • July 15, 2018 (Deadline), Extended Abstract (three pages)
  • September 15th, 2018, Acceptance Notification
  • Nov. 15th, 2018 (Deadline), Full Paper (Camera-ready version, maximum 10 pages including tables, figures, references)

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Call for Papers: Open Educational Resource Discovery & Delivery

Open Educational Resource, or OER in short, has been referred to as educational sources or services that anyone may have equal access and contribution (Tuomi, 2006; UNESCO, 2002). Its benefit of reducing students' cost of education has been validated and underscored in numerous reports. A recent review of 16 OER studies in higher education showed that overall students using OER had the same level of achievement as those using traditional textbook, if not better (Hilton, 2016). Faculty and students reported favorable perceptions toward OER.

As a young and growing field, OER has shown its promise in providing accessible and affordable educational opportunities for learners. However, Hilton (2016) found out in his search effort that first there were not many OER studies, and second, there was a lack of studies with rigorous research design. At the same time, as Drs. Wiley, Bliss, and McEwen (2014) pointed out, it faces several major challenges, among which the following questions are significant. What constitutes a quality OER source or service? How is the quality measured? How to find quality OER to effectively support specific needs? What are effective ways to find, localize, and manage OER for a specific linguistic and cultural context?

We invite authors to submit paper on OER discovery, localization, management, and quality from theoretical, technical, and design perspectives.

Topics may include, but not limited to:

  • Finding, Seeking and Sharing OER
  • OER Delivery and Management
  • OER and digital library
  • Users' behavior in OER such as information seeking behavior
  • Learning analytics and data mining of OER
  • Recommendation systems for OER
  • OER accessibility
  • Effective use of OER
  • OER design and evaluation
  • OER quality
  • OER localization or adaptation in and across courses
  • Open assessment
  • Global impact
  • Systematic review of OER research
  • Advances in OER
  • Case studies related to OER discovery and delivery


Guest Editors
Shenghua Zha, University of South Alabama, shzha@southalabama.edu
Gayle Davidson-Shivers, University of South Alabama, gvds@southalabama.edu
I-Chun Tsai, University of Akron, tsai1@uakron.edu

Important Dates
Submission due: June 8, 2018
Final papers: September 2018

Submissions should comply with the journal author guidelines which are here: see http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=idd

Submissions should be made through ScholarOne Manuscripts, the online submission and peer review system. Registration and access is available at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/idd

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#SMSociety International Conference, Copenhagen Business School, Frederiksberg, Denmark

The organizing committee of the 9th Annual International Conference on Social Media and Society (#SMSociety) invites you to visit wonderful Copenhagen on July 18-20, 2018 to experience scholarly inspiration and Nordic design excellence, architecture brilliance, gastronomic creativity, and social inclusiveness. The 2018 conference will be held at the Copenhagen Business School Copenhagen, July 18-20, 2018 and hosted by the Centre for Business Data Analytics. This year's theme is on "Networked Influence and Virality - REVISITED".

The Conference offers an intensive 3-day program including hands-on workshops, full & work-in-progress papers, panels, and posters featuring the latest in social media research. Our interdisciplinary community brings researchers from a wide variety of disciplines including Information Science, Communication, Education, Journalism, Computer Science, Management, Political Science, Sociology, Health, and other fields. This year, we are honoured to have a highly distinguished scholar and leader as our keynote speaker:

  • Prof. Karine Nahon -  the elected president of the Israel Internet Association (ISOC-IL), an Associate Professor of Information Science in th Lauder School of Government and Ofer School of Communications at the Interdisciplinary Center at Herzliya (IDC), Israel, and an Affiliated Associate Professor in the Information School at University of Washington (UW).



We hope you can join us for this exciting event and contribute to this emerging research area! If you have any questions about the conference, please email us at: ask@socialmediaandsociety.org or visit our website at http://socialmediaandsociety.org/.

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Director, Vermont Marble Museum, Inc. Proctor, VT

The Vermont Marble Museum seeks a Director to oversee its operations at its location in Proctor, Vermont. The Museum, opened as a non-profit organization in 2014, is housed in the Vermont Marble Company's original facilities, and displays the rich history of the marble industry in Vermont and the nation. In particular, it focuses on the economic, cultural, architectural and geologic impacts of marble in the United States over the past 150 years.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the oversight of all aspects of the Museum, including daily operations, budget and finance, marketing, facilities management, public relations and staff supervision. The candidate should have a background in museum or public attraction management with particular skills in marketing, information technology, social media, budgeting and development.

A bachelors' degree or equivalent is required. Personal skills required include excellent interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to motivate and inspire staff and to interface effectively with the local community and the state as a whole.

The Museum Director will be deeply involved with the Board of Directors in 're-imagining' the Museum going forward to ensure its long-term relelvance and value to the community it serves. A complete compensation package will be offered based upon the candidate's background and experience. This position is available immediately.

For furthrer information, please contact Victoria Young at 802-236-7235.

A current resume will be required.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Librarian, Collections Development, Redwood Library & Athenaeum, Newport, RI

The Redwood Library seeks an energetic, professionally-engaged, and user-centered Collection Development Librarian to join a small, highly-collaborative library team. Reporting to the Director of Library Services, this entry-level or early-career position coordinates the ordering of print and digital resources, assesses outdated and obsolete material for deaccessioning, evaluates donations, and plans the general collection budget.  They will respond to patron questions on general collections as well as contributing to wider public service and social media duties shared among the staff.

The library has recently redesigned its organizational structure and refocused its commitment to collection management and community outreach. As part of this the incoming Collection Development Librarian will work closely with the Director of Library Services and the Technical Services Librarian to design a wide-ranging assessment of legacy collections. The Collection Development Librarian will have wide latitude to implement this project plan, which will include a strong component of active weeding based upon principles in the collection management plan. Working with and supervising the Technical Services Librarian, the Collection Development Librarian will oversee the processing and rehousing of undercataloged materials. They will also hire, train, and manage project staff and interns as available.

Responsibilities:

  1. Designs and implements collection development policies in consultation with library staff and with, and as staff liaison, to the Library Committee.
  2. Oversees the selection, acquisition, and informational dissemination of new books and materials while tracking all invoices within the parameters of the book funds and overall book collections budget.
  3. Provides an ongoing and through evaluation of the circulating and reference library collection in terms of material quality, content, and condition, recommending subjects for further acquisition or de-accessioning within the mission and collection development policies of the Redwood.
  4. Regularly receives reference and information requests via telephone, mail, e-mail, or personal contact and provides research or referrals using appropriate printed and non-printed sources.
  5. Oversees the organization, location and shelving of the collection, book shifts and moving of materials, including systematic review of the circulating and general reference shelving to assure good order is maintained.
  6. Oversees budget recommendations for the acquisition and collection development of the circulating and general reference library.
  7. Coordinates donations of collections in conjunction with the Special Collections Librarian and/or the Library Committee.
  8. Oversees and coordinates semi-annual (currently 2 per year) book sales and bookstore inventory.
  9. Supervises 2 FTE (Technical Services Librarian and Technical Services Library Assistant) and one part-time Library Project Assistant; may supervise project staff and interns.
  10. Oversees technical services, which includes serials, acquisitions, cataloging, processing, maintenance of library materials, discarding of books and materials.
  11. Represents the Redwood in local, regional and national library organizations; maintains professional
  12. Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Requirements:

  1. MLIS from and ALA-accredited institution.
  2. Current knowledge of general library practices and procedures.
  3. Specific knowledge in the areas of print and electronic collection development and reference services.
  4. Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form.
  5. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Productivity Products.
  6. Ability to supervise the work of others.
  7. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

 

Recommended:

  1. 1-year experience providing reference and/or collections-focused service in a public or academic library.
  2. Experience managing budgets.
  3. Willingness to engage in regional and national professional organizations.
  4. Working knowledge of 18th and 19th century American history and fine arts. 

 

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; benefits package is competitive.

Procedures: Please send a cover letter, vita, and list of references to redwood@redwoodlibrary.org with the Subject, "Collection Development Librarian."

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin June 4, 2018. The posting will remain open until the position is filled.

Earliest Start Date: July 1, 2018

The Redwood is a historically-significant membership library Newport, Rhode Island. The oldest library in the country in continuous use and still in its original building, it is now both a National Historic Landmark and an actively lending 21st-century library. Founded in 1747 on the principle of "having nothing in view but the good of mankind," its mission continues over 270 years later.  The Redwood serves both its members and the general public, providing traditional library services as well as special programs, exhibitions and events.

Newport, Rhode Island, is a lovely historic coastal town in Rhode Island. As one of the first settlements in the Colony, it is notable for the density of Colonial homes in its historic district and the records of its liberal intellectual and religious history, as embodied in the Redwood Library, the Touro Synagogue, and the Newport Historical Society. Its Gilded Age history is told, in part, by magnificent mansions lining Bellevue Ave. A bustling tourist sector in the Summer supports a thriving restaurant and music culture throughout the year. Located 40 minutes south of Providence, the city is easily accessible from the Island and vice versa.

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Call for Proposals: Labor in Academic Libraries

Labor in Academic Libraries.

Library Trends Special Issue

Guest Editors
Emily Drabinski, Long Island University, Brooklyn
Aliqae Geraci, Cornell University
Roxanne Shirazi, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Special Issue Theme​

Labor in Academic Libraries

The topic of labor in academic libraries has emerged as an area of critical interest in both academic library and archives communities. Library workers have long been at the center of labor struggles in higher education. Additionally, librarians and archivists have worked against the relative invisibility of their work within an academy that centers the concerns of disciplinary faculty who often see knowledge workers as adjunct to the scholarly enterprise. We believe the time is right for a collection of essays that can frame the work of librarians, archivists, and library workers within the broader workplace issues of the university.

We invite contributions in the form of qualitative and quantitative research, analytic essays, and historical explorations that address the broad range of issues facing information workers in the academic setting. Potential essays and articles within this theme might address the following:

  • the impact of unions in academic libraries, social justice unionism, relationship between union activists and progressive/left circles in librarianship
  •  university library leadership and participation in shared governance models
  • discussions of hierarchies, divisions, and power dynamics between and among library workers
  • affective labor and its value in academic libraries
  •  corporatization of the university and libraries
  • the growth of contract, part-time, contingent, and student labor in library staffing models
  • labor side of educational technology and the adoption of corporate platforms
  • the pitfalls of pipeline and residency programs as a strategy for diversifying professions
  • revisiting debates around faculty status and tenure for librarians
  • the implications for full time labor of casualization--for workers and the profession as a whole
  • faculty and academic worker organizing
  • the roles of librarians and archivists as scholars and knowledge workers in the academy
  • the changing structures and relationships in the higher education workplace

Contact the editors at academiclibrarylabor@gmail.com.

Timeline:
Abstracts and proposals (no more than 500 words): July 1, 2018
Notification: July 15, 2018
Initial drafts due: October 15, 2018

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Call for Awards: Ongoing Doctoral Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information

Nature of the Award: The award shall consist of $1,000, given annually to a graduate student who is working on a dissertation on the philosophy of information (broadly construed). As we see it, the range of philosophical questions relating to information is broad, and approachable through a variety of philosophical traditions (philosophy of mind, logic, philosophy of information so-called, philosophy of science, etc.).
Purpose of the Award: The purpose of this award is to encourage and support scholarship in the philosophy of information.
Eligibility: The scholarship recipient must meet the following qualifications:
  1. Be an active doctoral student whose primary area of research is directly philosophical, whether the institutional setting is philosophy or another discipline; that is to say, the mode of dissertation research must be philosophical as opposed to empirical or literary study;
  2. Have completed all course work; and
  3. Have had a dissertation proposal accepted by the institution.
Recipients may receive the award not more than once.
Administration: The Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Doctoral Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information is sponsored and administered by Litwin Books, LLC, an independent scholarly publisher.
Nominations: Nominations should be submitted via email by June 1, to award@litwinbooks.com.
The submission package should include the following:
  1. The accepted dissertation proposal;
  2. A description of the work done to date;
  3. A letter of recommendation from a dissertation committee member;
  4. An up-to-date curriculum vitae with current contact information.
Selection of the Awardee: Submissions will be judged on merit with emphasis on the following:
  1. Clarity of thought;
  2. Originality;
  3. Relevance to our time;
  4. Evidence of good progress toward completion.

Notification: The winner and any honorable mentions will be notified via letter by July 1.

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Reference & Instruction Librarian, Theology, William H. Hannon Library, Los Angeles, CA

The Librarian II - Reference (business title: Reference and Instruction Librarian for Theology; 1-Year Visiting Appointment from June 1, 2018-May 31, 2019) provides high-quality reference, instruction, collection development, and outreach services to the LMUcommunity, with a particular emphasis on LMU's Theological Studies and related programs.

This position reports to the Head of Reference & Instructional Services.

The library is commitment to achieving inclusive excellence and ethnic and racial diversity among our staff, including our librarians.

More information here: https://jobs.lmu.edu/postings/34488

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Online Learning Librarian Diversity Fellow, Montgomery Community College, Troy, NC

Online Learning Librarian Diversity Fellow (Temporary Two-year Program)

Reports to: Dean of Libraries and Academic Support 

Closing date for applications is 6/3/18. 

*This position has College-wide responsibilities and requires travel between multiple campuses, off-site and partner locations. The primary office location will be the Blue Bell campus

 

https://career4.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=9565&company=mcccprod&username=

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Fellowship, Dance/USA, Los Angeles, CA

Summer 2018 Fellowship (June-August)

Preserving Dance: A Community-based Approach to Archiving

 

Dance/USA is delighted to announce its first Fellowships in Dance Archiving and Preservation for master's degree students in library and information sciences.

 

The goal of this program is to develop an engaged, passionate, and well-trained next generation of archivists in the dance field and to advance models for community-based archiving assistance to regional dance communities. Aligned with Dance/USA's core values of equity, inclusion, and diversity, this Fellowship program invites applicants who are committed to advancing a more equitable and inclusive archives field that reflects and supports the true diversity of voices, practices, and identities within dance communities. Applicants should be interested in building bridges of access to the arts with a wide range of diverse communities.

 

This pilot program builds on the Fellowships in Archiving and Preservation offered by Dance Heritage Coalition (DHC), between 2001 and 2014. Read about DHC Fellows and their projects here.

 

This opportunity is generously supported by funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

 

Program Format and Project Descriptions

 

Timeline and commitment: June-August, 2018, approximately 400 hours total.

 

Location: Los Angeles, CA (multiple host sites).

 

Stipend: $8,000.

 

The Fellowship will be supervised and administered by Dance/USA's Director of Archiving & Preservation. The Fellow will receive orientation and training in dance-specific concepts and resources for archiving, and will work with local mentors and organizations on projects to preserve and create access to unique dance materials.

 

  1. Part 1: UCLA Library Special Collections (six weeks)

The Fellow will be paired with a professional mentor who has extensive experience in processing dance collections and creating pathways for access and engagement with dance documentation and legacy materials. The Fellow will be assigned to one or more project(s) that are a good fit for their interests, experience, and learning goals; possible projects include:

  • Assist with cataloging collection of rare dance books;
  • Create item-level metadata for digital objects in the Isadora Duncan Collection;
  • Assist with processing of unprocessed archival dance collections;
  • Opportunities to shadow mentor on donor visits, department meetings, or other institutional activities.

 

Part 2: Practicum (six weeks)

The Fellow will complete a practicum that places them with a local independent dance artist or arts organization to assist with preservation and organization of archival materials. Practicum activities may include creating an archival assessment, setting priorities and developing a work plan to improve the condition of the collection, creating or enhancing inventories and metadata, re-housing materials, and/or consulting on the development and implementation of legacy plans.

 

  1. Other professional development activities
  • Fellow will keep a blog throughout the Fellowship period that shares their learning and discoveries and engages with the themes of the program. View blogs by former Dance Heritage Fellows.
  • Fellow will attend Dance/USA's annual conference in Los Angeles and have the opportunity to assist Dance/USA staff with presenting archives-focused programming and consultations.
  • Fellow will assist Dance/USA staff with tracking metrics and evaluating the program's outcomes.

 

 

Fellowship Benefits

  • Access to mentorship by leaders in the field;
  • Hands-on experience with unprocessed artists' archives. Fellow will gain experience with making independent judgments, adapting best practices to existing capacity and resources, and working directly with artists to develop systems that reflect unique creative processes and culturally-specific practices;
  • Attendance at the Dance/USA conference, opportunities to network with dance archivists and artists and participated in archives-related programming;
  • Opportunity to share accomplishments and findings on a blog platform that will be disseminated on a national network.

 

About Dance/USA

Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance, supports the field through research, advocacy, and convenings, including an Annual Conference. Dance/USA has adopted core values of equity, inclusion, and diversity which inform all aspects of the organization's activities and programs.

 

In 2017, Dance/USA began the process of integrating the archiving and preservation programs of Dance Heritage Coalition (DHC). Formerly a stand-alone nonprofit, DHC was founded as an alliance of institutions holding major dance research collections with a mission to document, preserve, and create access to the legacy of dance. With the integration, Dance/USA has taken on this mission to provide archiving services to the dance field and build skills, resources, and awareness of dance heritage.

 

About the Host

UCLA Library Special Collections inspires discovery, cultivates knowledge, advances research, and preserves cultural heritage to create a distinctive learning environment for the UCLA community and society at-large. Located in the Charles E. Young Research Library, Special Collections welcomes researchers to explore their collections of rare books, archives, manuscripts, oral histories, and other materials. Dance holdings range from nineteenth-century ballet to ethnic dance to contemporary modern dance and include programs, photographs, personal papers, and designs. Among the personal papers are those of early modern dance pioneers Isadora Duncan, Maud Allan, and Ruth St. Denis; Duncan's creative collaborator, manager, and life partner, artist Edward Gordon Craig and his mother, actress Ellen Terry; as well as Mary Desti, a close friend of Duncan's. It also houses the papers of Jack Cole, and video and film archives from Larry Billman's "Gotta Preserve Dance on Film" archive, including many jazz and theatre dancers from L.A. Dance ethnologist Allegra Fuller Snyder's papers and those of other early UCLA World Arts & Cultures/Dance faculty, Alma Hawkins and Judy Mitoma are also included. The complete archive of dance photographer Barbara Morgan was recently acquired and is being processed. Also of note are the collections of Bethunedansetheatre and Zina Bethune's all abilities dance theatre and school, Infinite Dreams, dance critics Arthur Todd, Dorathi Bock Pierre and Lewis Segal; the papers of Ernest Belcher, founder of the Celeste School of Dance and producer of ballets for Hollywood Bowl concerts; Bonnie Cashin's costume designs for the Fanchon and Marco Dance Troupe; Andrew West's photographs of the Guelaguetza; the records of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, which featured a world arts and culture festival; and the papers of dancer and artist Marta Becket, founder of the Amargosa Opera House in Death Valley, where she has staged performances since 1968.

 

How to Apply 

Eligibility Requirements:

Current full- or part-time enrollment in an ALA-accredited graduate program through (at least) Spring 2018. Members of underrepresented groups and applicants with a commitment to advancing social justice causes are strongly encouraged to apply. Fellows must be available for June, July, and most of August 2018 (approximately 12 weeks).

 

Application Process

Submit a resume, list of references, and a Vision, Values, and Goal Statement explaining what the application hopes to contribute to and gain from the Fellowship and how this opportunity aligns with career goals. This statement should highlight any experience or connection with dance/performing arts and dance legacy materials.

 

Deadline: May 17, 2018

 

Please send a letter of application, resume, and contact and relationship (e.g. professor, supervisor) information for 3 references as one PDF named "Lastname_Firstname.pdf" to Tevin Giddens, Project Coordinator, at tgiddens@danceusa.org

Applicant Finalists will be contacted to schedule a phone/videoconferencing interview with Dance/USA staff. Applicants will be asked to provide proof of current enrollment in an accredited program.

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Fellowship, Dance/USA, Chicago, IL

Summer 2018 Fellowship (June-August)

Preserving Dance: A Community-based Approach to Archiving

 

Dance/USA is delighted to announce its first Fellowships in Dance Archiving and Preservation for master's degree students in library and information sciences.

 

The goal of this program is to develop an engaged, passionate, and well-trained next generation of archivists in the dance field and to advance models for community-based archiving assistance to regional dance communities. Aligned with Dance/USA's core values of equity, inclusion, and diversity, this Fellowship program invites applicants who are committed to advancing a more equitable and inclusive archives field that reflects and supports the true diversity of voices, practices, and identities within dance communities. Applicants should be interested in building bridges of access to the arts with a wide range of diverse communities.

 

This pilot program builds on the Fellowships in Archiving and Preservation offered by Dance Heritage Coalition (DHC), between 2001 and 2014. Read about DHC Fellows and their projects here.

 

This opportunity is generously supported by funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

 

Program Format and Project Descriptions

 

Timeline and commitment: June-August, 2018, approximately 400 hours total.

 

Location: Chicago, Ill. (multiple host sites).

 

Stipend: $8,000.

 

The Fellowship will be supervised and administered by Dance/USA's Director of Archiving & Preservation. The Fellow will receive orientation and training in dance-specific concepts and resources for archiving developed by Dance Heritage Coalition, and will work with local mentors and organizations on projects to preserve and create access to unique dance materials.

 

  1. Chicago Dance History Project
  • Work with CDHP Executive Director and Joel Hall Dancers Artistic Director to select and digitize a sampling of archival materials for exhibition in CDHP's digital library
  • Work with CDHP Executive Director to devise a system, organizational structure, and metadata needs for cataloguing archival dance footage
  • Digitizing archival dance footage in a variety of formats
  • With CDHP Executive Director, conduct visits to local institutions holding dance documentation, in order to assess the scope, condition, and usage of the materials.

 

  1. Morrison-Shearer Foundation 
  • Under the supervision of the interim executive director, assist with organization and inventory of archives to support the eventual transfer of the collection to an archival repository.

 

  1. Other professional development activities
  • Fellows will keep a blog throughout the Fellowship period that shares their learning and discoveries and engages with the themes of the program. View blogs by former Dance Heritage Fellows.
  • Fellows will attend Dance/USA's annual conference in Los Angeles and have the opportunity to assist Dance/USA staff with presenting archives-focused programming and consultations.
  • Fellows will assist Dance/USA staff with tracking metrics and evaluating the program's outcomes.

 

Fellowship Benefits

  • Access to mentorship by dance leaders in the field. Fellow will work with professional mentors who have extensive experience in processing dance collections and creating pathways for access and engagement with dance documentation and legacy materials.
  • Hands-on experience with unprocessed artists' archives. Fellow will gain experience with making independent judgments, adapting best practices to existing capacity and resources, and working directly with artists to develop systems that reflect unique creative processes and culturally-specific practices.
  • Attendance at the Dance/USA conference, opportunities to network with dance archivists and artists and participated in archives-related programming.
  • Opportunity to share accomplishments and findings on a blog platform that will be disseminated on a national network.

 

About Dance/USA

Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance, supports the field through research, advocacy, and convenings, including an Annual Conference and regional forums. Dance/USA has adopted core values of equity, inclusion, and diversity which inform all aspects of the organization's activities and programs.

 

In 2017, Dance/USA began the process of integrating the archiving and preservation programs of Dance Heritage Coalition (DHC). Formerly a stand-alone nonprofit, DHC was founded as an alliance of institutions holding major dance research collections, with a mission to document, preserve, and create access to the legacy of dance. With the integration, Dance/USA has taken on this mission to provide archiving services to the dance field and build skills, resources, and awareness of dance heritage.

 

About the Hosts

The Chicago Dance History Project (CDHP) seeks to investigate, preserve, and present the oral and corporeal histories of theatrical dance in Chicago. It aims to honor the vast number of national and international dance artists with roots in the city; to surface lesser-known individuals, organizations, and venues that have anchored Chicago's strong local dance community; and to link various collections of historical knowledge and traditions with present and future generations. CDHP pursues three primary modes of research: conducting in-depth interviews with area dancers, choreographers, educators, advocates, and others associated with the form; hosting panel discussions and other events that facilitate collaborative explorations of specific historical topics; and discovering and digitizing ephemera held by individuals within the community. CDHP also establishes partnerships with area institutions and individuals housing dance archives in order to link the various strains of knowledge maintained throughout the city. These recorded interviews and events, along with the digitized supplemental materials, will serve as a public online library and a platform for establishing a body of original and collected research that examines how Chicago has shaped dance - and how, in turn, dance has shaped Chicago - throughout the 20th century and into the present.

The Morrison-Shearer Foundation was established in 1991 to preserve and exhibit the works and documentary materials relating to the careers of photographer Helen Balfour Morrison and dancer-choreographer Sybil Shearer; to maintain the Home and Studio as a source of inspiration for others; and to sponsor new creativity. Since the death of Sybil Shearer in 2005, the Foundation has been managed by a Board of Trustees, named by Ms. Shearer and guided by her wishes as expressed in her document "Purpose and Aims of the Museum" (1985). The Foundation's current priorities are to complete the publication of Sybil Shearer's three-volume autobiography, Without Wings the Way is Steep; to preserve and archive all photographs, films, letters, manuscripts, reviews and other memorabilia; to provide modest annual grants in support of current work in the arts, especially dance; to explore the possibilities of creating an artists' retreat at the home and studio in Northbrook, Illinois; and to share the Morrison-Shearer legacy through a website and other means.

 

How to Apply

Eligibility Requirements:

Current full- or part-time enrollment in an ALA-accredited graduate program through (at least) Spring 2018. Members of underrepresented groups and applicants with a commitment to advancing social justice causes are strongly encouraged to apply. Fellows must be available for most of June, July, and August 2018 (approximately 12 weeks).

 

Application Process

Submit a resume, list of references, and a Vision, Values, and Goal Statement explaining what the applicant hopes to contribute to and gain from the Fellowship and how this opportunity aligns with career goals. This statement should highlight any experience or connection with dance/performing arts and dance legacy materials.

 

Deadline: May 17, 2018

 

Please send a letter of application, resume, and contact and relationship (e.g. professor, supervisor) information for 3 references as one PDF named "Lastname_Firstname.pdf" to Tevin Giddens, Project Coordinator, at tgiddens@danceusa.org

Applicant Finalists will be contacted to schedule a phone/videoconferencing interview with Dance/USA staff. Applicants will be asked to provide proof of current enrollment in an accredited program.

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Project Archivist, University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center, Lexington, KY

The University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center is seeking a project archivist for the "P.S. Write Again Soon": Revealing 200 Years of the American Mosaic through the Wade Hall Collection of American Letters project. This two year NEH-funded position will oversee the processing of 355 cubic feet of letters, diaries, and personal papers from the Wade Hall Collection of American Letters. Additionally, 50 cubic feet of material will be digitized. Wade Hall, a Kentucky scholar of history and literature, collected materials written by men and women of different ages, races, education, and socioeconomic status, from across the U.S., between the 1750s and the 1960s.


Interested? Apply here: ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/183420.

UK Libraries seeks to recruit and hire employees who represent the diversity of its communities and provides equal access to employment and opportunities for advancement without regard to personal characteristics unrelated to ability, performance or qualifications. UK Libraries fosters an environment of tolerance, fairness and respect, promoting access to collections, programs and services without regard to race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, beliefs, abilities, or lifestyle.

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Reference Librarian, Framingham State University, Framingham, MA

Framingham State University is recruiting for a Reference Librarian (Contracted position.)

The link that candidates may apply is below:

https://framingham.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=96988

Job Description:

Framingham State University is seeking applicants for a part-time Reference Librarian position for two evenings per week 5pm to 10pm (Tuesday and Thursday) and during the Academic Year, Saturdays 12pm to 5pm.

EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Assist students and faculty with research questions using print, online databases and other electronic sources. 
  • Assist in maintaining and troubleshooting public computers and printers. 
  • Teach Library Instruction classes upon request. 
  • Other related projects will be assigned.


Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MLS degree
  • Familiarity with electronic databases.
  •  Ability to train students in the use of technology for research.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to work in a team setting. 
  • Computer literacy, including familiarity with Microsoft office suite and social media. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Reference and Library Instruction experience.
  • Academic Library experience.


Additional Information:

This is a part-time, non-benefited, contractor position, not to exceed 18 hours/week. The hourly rate is $17.00. The schedule is Tuesday and Thursday 5pm-10pm and Saturday 12pm-5pm. 

Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.

Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.


Application Instructions:

Candidates must apply online by submitting a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

For full consideration, application materials must be received by May 11, 2018.

Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.

Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or humanresources@framingham.edu.

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Staff Librarian, Reference/Teen Services, Concord Free Public Library, Concord, MA

Staff Librarian for Reference/Teen Services

Town of Concord, MA

The Town of Concord is seeking a full-time Staff Librarian (40 hours/week) with a specialization in reference and teen services to provide reference, collection development, programming and outreach services. 

Requires equivalent to Master's in Library Science w/1+ years of progressively responsible experience.  

Must have excellent organizational, communication, and technology skills. 

Experience conducting programs and working with teens in a library setting is highly desired. 

Starting Salary Range: $50,592 - $63,465; Full Range to $76,337. 

Job description and application materials are available at https://ma-concord.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/13841

Application Deadline: 5/18/2018 @ Noon

To obtain further information, visit

www.concordma.gov/hr or contact HR, Town House,

978-318-3026. EOE

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Intern, Dag Hammarskjöld Library, United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY

Org. Setting and Reporting

The Internship is in the Outreach Division of the Department of Public Information. It is for a period of two months with an opportunity for extension up to six months, depending on the needs of the division and availability of the candidate. 

The internship is unpaid and full-time. 

Interns work five days a week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the office to which they are assigned.

For more information, click here.

Responsibilities

The intern will assist one of the United Nations Dag Hammarskjold Library units. The selected intern may perform some of the following functions: 

  • Collect and analyse data related to the acquisition and use of the collection of the Library.
  • Help with the promotion of Library products (design posters, write short pieces to describe the databases, assist in the organization of talks).
  • Improve the Dag Hammarskjold FAQ related to the Library's collection.
  • Create/edit short video stories to promote library services though social media (Youtube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).
  • Create reports, program or manipulate data from different UN databases.
  • Participate in other projects in the Collection Development, Client Services, Digitization, Metadata or Digital Library Units.

 

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Executive Director of Teti Library at NHIA, Manchester, NH

POSITION TITLE: Executive Director of Teti Library

DEPARTMENT: Teti Library

SUPERVISES: Full-time and part-time staff, work-study students

PAY GRADE: Salary, Exempt

WORK SCHEDULE: Full time, 12 months

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Executive Director is a dynamic, positive presence on campus: engaging students, faculty, and staff with NHIA's robust resources to improve student learning and professional skills in a variety of areas. The Executive Director provides leadership of the Teti Library and Special Collections, Academic Support, and Career Services, that in collaboration with Academic Technology, supports the academic needs of the undergraduate, graduate, and professional development programs of the college. 

RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following duties

  • Oversees the strategic vision of the library and academic support services; drives innovation and high-impact student success efforts.
  • Provides leadership to the Library, Academic Support, and Career Services staff to ensure a holistic approach to the support of learning at NHIA. Collaborates with Academic Technology.
  • Curates, promotes, and adapts NHIA's collections and academic services to meet the needs of its students and curriculum. Recommends improvements and assesses the collections' long and short term needs with regard to personnel, facilities, equipment, security, space and storage planning.
  • Manages the day-to-day operations and short and long-term planning of the Teti Library and its Special Collections. Responsible for staff recruitment, training and supervision.
  • Revises, updates and administers library policies and procedures. Creates and manages the library budget.
  • Manages access to the collections of the library through oversight of cataloguing, processing, and preservation.
  • Places high priority on Information & Visual Literacy Instruction, educating students and mentoring faculty in best practices for research and fully utilizing the resources available in and beyond the Library. Designs and provides instructional classes utilizing digital, monographic and primary resource materials from the Teti Library, Special Collections, and institutional archives.
  • Promotes the use and access to Special Collection materials. Special Collection subjects include, but are not limited to, 19th and 20th Century photographic history, fine art books and book arts with a focus on photography, ceramics, and 20th and 21st Century illustrations. Engages in special projects involving the Archives and Special Collections. Oversees the cataloging, preservation, and access of NHIA's other art collections.
  • Attends faculty meetings as a full voting member of the Faculty Senate.
  • Represents NHIA on the GMILCS executive Board and the NHCUC Library Committee. Participates in professional associations both locally and nationally.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • ALA accredited MSLIS or MLS with specialized coursework in archival management.
  • 10+ years of progressive library and administrative skills, demonstrated leadership ability.
  • Experience in archives and special collections with additional knowledge of records management, art and writing information resources, and emerging and established technologies.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in academic libraries, teaching & learning centers, or related areas of higher education.
  • Degree or other credentialing in arts, design, writing, or related subject areas.
  • Leadership experience in academic areas beyond the library.
  • Library instruction and/or teaching experience.
  • Knowledge of Polaris.

APPLICATION DATE: Priority will be given to applications received prior to May 15, 2018.

START DATE: July 2018

INSTITUTION: About the New Hampshire Institute of Art The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) is the oldest and largest non-profit arts institution in New Hampshire, founded in 1898 and today offering undergraduate (BFA, Dual Degree BFA/MAT), graduate (MFA, MAT), and community education programs (Youth Arts, Pre-College, Community Education, and Professional Development) serving almost 2,000 students annually on two campuses in Manchester and Sharon/Peterborough, New Hampshire.

NHIA is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). NHIA is also a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD). For more information visit www.nhia.edu. 

How to Apply: NHIA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply. Interested candidates should email a letter of interest, resume, and 3-5 references (which will not be contacted without prior notice to the candidate), to HR@nhia.edu. The position title must be included in the Subject line of your email. Due to the number of resumes received, only those being considered will be contacted. 

Manchester Campus | 148 Concord Street, Manchester, NH 03104

Sharon Arts Center Campus | 457 NH Route 123, Sharon, NH 03458 844-205-6442 | www.nhia.edu

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Library Clerk/Assistant Youth Services Librarian, Brooks Memorial Library, Brattleboro, VT

Library Clerk III- Assistant Youth Services Librarian

$14.60/hour

Brooks Memorial Library seeking full-time Library Clerk III in the Youth Services Department. Will assist the Youth Services Librarian in daily operation of Children's Room and Teen Room. Duties include all aspects of library circulation functions, conducting variety of programs for children and teens, and supervision and training of clerical staff and volunteers. Candidate should possess excellent organizational skills and be self-motivated. Knowledge of current trends in library services and literature for young adults preferred, as well as previous experience in automated library environments and social media applications. Bachelor's degree and experience working with children required.

Send applications to Brattleboro Town Manager, Attn: Library HR, 230 Main St. #208 Brattleboro VT 05301, or by e-mail to: tmsecretary@brattleboro.org, and must be received by 5:00pm on WEDNESDAY APRIL 25, 2018. Interviews to be held in early May with a start date in mid-May. Applications may be found on the Town website at www.brattleboro.org.

The Town of Brattleboro is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ applicants, and people from other underrepresented groups to apply, recognizing and respecting that diverse perspectives and experiences are valuable to our team and essential to our public service.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Performs para-professional work involving assistance to professional librarians in providing a full range of library services. Duties typically involve all aspects of library circulation functions, overdues' recovery, and the supervision and training of assigned clerical staff and volunteers. Responsible for creation, coordination, promotion, and collaboration with outside agencies of library literacy programs for children and teens.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Receives supervision from Youth Services Librarian.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Exercises supervision over volunteers and assigned clerical staff.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Work with Youth Services Librarian to create, implement, and promote library literacy programs for children ages birth to 12 such as storytimes, craft tables, and workshops. This will include ordering supplies, contracting with performers and collaborating with outside agencies.
  • Initiate, plan, and conduct a variety of programs and activities to encourage the use of the library by young adults between the ages of 13 and 18, including but not limited to films, special events, reading clubs, and school and community outreach.
  • Create, plan and maintain window and book displays for the Children's Room and Teen Room after consultation with Youth Services Librarian.
  • Assist the Youth Services Librarian with the Summer Reading Programs for the Children's Room and the Teen Room.
  • Responsible for handling all aspects of questions and problems related to overdue, damaged, and lost juvenile and YA items.
  • Responsible for coordinating Children's Room volunteers. This includes recruitment, retention, training, acknowledgement, and scheduling.
  • Responsible for operation of Children's Room in the absence of Youth Services Librarian.
  • May be responsible for collection development and collection maintenance of Young Adult collection.
  • Maintain and update the Teen portion of the library's website and feature Youth events on the main page of the library's website.
  • Responsible for coordinating and supervising volunteers for the Summer Food Service Program.
  • Create posts for and monitor the Children's Room Facebook page.
  • Collaborate with adult staff to compile the library's weekly e-newsletter.
  • Liaison with Fine Arts Committee to set up displays for illustrators featured in hallway cases.
  • Provide orientation on multimedia equipment to individuals and groups using the Meeting Room.
  • Enter Meeting Room events on Library's on-line calendar
  • Assist library users at the circulation desk, on the phone, and at the public access computers.
  • Charge and discharge library materials using an automated library system. Handle overdue fines, reserves, renewals, and other library patron matters.
  • Register new borrowers and update records.
  • Shelve library materials as needed and as assigned.
  • Operate cash register, computer, microforms equipment, and other technology.
  • May troubleshoot computer problems, contact tech support, and suggest new electronic resources.
  • Responsible for closing and security of second floor area, including Meeting Room.
  • Maintain a safe and clean Library environment.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must work well with the public. Experience working with children required. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Must possess clerical, computer, and related technological skills and be detail oriented. Previous experience in an automated library 4/11/18 environment and experience with social media required. Must possess Bachelor's degree in any field and minimum of six months of library experience. Knowledge of current trends in library services for young adults and young adult literature preferred. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to stand/walk for up to four hours continuously; must be able to lift and carry material (books, a.v. equipment, etc.) up to 40 pounds; must be able to shelve books and other material (involves bending as low as the floor and reaching arms over the shoulder).

HOURS OF WORK: 37.5 hours per week. Current schedule includes every third Saturday. May include evenings.

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Photo Archivist, Boston Globe, Boston, MA

The position is technically part-time, 37.5 hours a week, $14/hour, with no benefits. The position reports to Kim Chapin, the Deputy Director of Photography. The archivist works with two other, full-time, photo archivists who juggle many other needs of the photo department. Some flexibility in working hours is possible depending on the candidate and work load.

The position entails pulling prints and negatives from our archives, scanning them into our archive and adding researched metadata using multiple programs. The photos are then uploaded to the Getty images site so they can be licensed. It is imperative that the archivist has strong research skills and attention to detail. It also involves assorted tasks as needed by the department.

The position will be available late May.

Resumes must be sent to current photo-archivist Olivia Nadel's email address at olivia.nadel@globe.com.

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Project Assistant, Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, Campton, NH

THE FOLLOWING POSITION WILL BE LISTED SOON ON THE CARY INSTITUTE OF ECOSYSTEM STUDIES WEBSITE    

http://www.caryinstitute.org/who-we-are/jobs/current-jobs

 

Job title: Project Assistant: Curator of Ecological Archive

 

The objective of this position is to determine the most efficient way to house a sample collection for an ecological study at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

 

Duration: June 4, 2018-July 27, 2018 (some flexibility in start date and duration)

                       

Site background: Hubbard Brook is the oldest long-term ecological research site in the US and has a large collection of archived samples housed in a dedicated archive building (https://hubbardbrook.org/d/sample-archive-overview). The ultimate goal is to barcode and link all samples to a database that contains meta-data and analytical data (mostly chemical) which would facilitate identification of the most useful samples for a given study. The water samples in the collection (from streams, lakes and rain) are well organized and are in the process of being bar-coded and linked to the meta-data. The main challenge of our project is in dealing with the solid samples, which range from soils in large containers to small vials of ground plant material to tree branches to rocks.

 

Duties: The project assistant would develop a plan for how best to organize and catalog this collection. This project provides an unusual opportunity for creative input and design of an archive.

The project assistant would

  • assess the current and projected collection,
  • develop a plan of how best to group and organize the samples (based on size, sample type etc.),
  • work with the Data Manager to improve the meta-data form for sample submission,
  • and possibly help supervise the moving of the collection.

 

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

 

Location: Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, Campton, NH

Housing provided

 

Qualifications: The candidate should:

  • have advanced archival skills (including work/internship experience)
  • have excellent organizational skills
  • have strong spatial organization skills
  • be able to work independently and communicate clearly

Background in environmental science or familiarity with databases would be useful.

 

Please contact Dr. Linda Pardo, US Forest Service if you have any questions:802-656-1712.

To Apply for this position  contact  Dr. Linda  Pardo at  lpardo@fs.fed.us

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Staffing Facilitator, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, OH

Staffing Facilitator - Children Services (1539-12)

For more information, click here.

Deadline to Apply: May 7, 2018

Work Location:

Hamilton County Job & Family Services

222 E. Central Parkway

Cincinnati, OH 45202

Work Hours:

80 hours biweekly

Starting Salary:

$20.00/hourly

NOTE: Applicants for positions with Hamilton County Job and Family Services are subject to background screening in accordance with the document: "Offenses that May Disqualify Candidates for Employment." Convictions from this list may disqualify a candidate for employment with HCJFS.

Requirements (Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification):

  • Completion of undergraduate core program in social or behavioral science plus 24 months experience in delivery of social work or related services in government, community, or private human services agency, or
  • Completion of graduate core program in social or behavioral science plus 18 months experience in delivery of social work or related services in governmental, community, or private human services agency, or
  • Equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment
Job Duties (Summary):
  • Facilitates and schedules timely Childrens Services Family Conferences and Protect Ohio Family Team Meetings(FTMs) in accordance with policy utilizing a family empowerment model; guides participants through a consensus decision-making process with the purpose to develop plans to keep children safely with family whenever possible, develop kinship and community resources, build productive working relationships among participants, develop permanency and concurrent plans and identify conditions for return in the event of out of home care placement; conducts pre-conference meetings or contacts with casework staff and family; conducts combined/concurrent Protect Ohio Family Team Meetings, Case Reviews and Semi-Annual Administrative Reviews (SARs) as required. Serves as backup to SAR Reviewers as necessary.
  • Assists in developing procedures to monitor and improve Family Conferences and Protect Ohio Family Team Conference strategies; represents Family Conference unit at meetings, seminars, conferences and statewide Protect Ohio workgroups; provides training and consultation regarding case planning and decision-making; answers inquiries, secures information; participates in individual and group supervision.
  • Prepares and distributes written summary to all participants documenting the plan for the child; collects and maintains a database of Family Conferences; completes, thoroughly and accurately, all necessary paperwork associated to an SAR and Case Review timely in SACWIS and/or other prescribed format. Prepares the SAR paperwork to be filed in Juvenile Court no later than seven days after the completion of the SAR conference. Data entry into Protect Ohio FTM database.
  • Attends necessary training as required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

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Program Support Assistant, Needham Free Public Library, Needham Heights, MA

Title: Program Support Assistant II (Reference Librarian, Children's Department)

Position: Part-time

Hours: 14-18 hours a week

Hourly Salary: $22.44 per hour (Schedule C)

 

The Town of Needham is seeking an enthusiastic individual to fill the position of Program Support Assistant II

 

Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):

  • Answer questions regarding collection, the library catalog, databases, readers' advisory services, and other patron inquiries
  • Provide support at the children's reference desk; assisting visitors with their informational needs
  • Coordination and presentation of children's programs

 

Requirements:

To be considered for the position, applicants must have at least:

  • Master's Degree in