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Floater Librarian, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

The position would be 18 hours a week and weekend hours are required. The candidate must be a City of Boston resident upon day 1 of hire. 
Candidates can apply directly through the link from the City of Boston's website. For any questions about the position, please write to Gianna Gifford at ggifford@bpl.org

Basic Function: Under supervision, and within the framework of Library policies and practices, participates in services including reference services, to a diverse population characteristic of an urban setting, at various locations in Central or branch libraries as assigned. Also includes the performance of various tasks requiring broad professional knowledge of literature, bibliographic sources and principles of information delivery and services.

Reports to: Assistant Neighborhood Services Manager, Chief of Adult Library Services or designee

Home location: Central Library or branch as designated

Assigned location: To be determined as needed by designated public services manager in consultation with other public services managers. While at assigned location shall report to Department Head, Branch Librarian, or ranking staff member.

Supervises: As assigned, pre-professional and/or support staff

Typical duties and responsibilities: Under supervision performs the following:

  1. Provides reference service to the public by responding to requests for information made in person, by telephone, by fax, email, mail, or over the Internet and answering such requests by using informational resources in all formats, including print, electronic, microform and others.
  2. Provides service to adults, young adults and children as assigned through personal consultations, readers' advisory services, outreach and programs.
  3. Assists patrons by instructing them in the use of information resources and by identifying appropriate resources, whether owned by the Library or elsewhere.
  4. Assists in the selection of materials.
  5. Promotes the use of Library resources by developing bibliographies, preparing written descriptions, organizing programs, mounting exhibits, and conducting instructional sessions.
  6. Actively participates in system-wide committees; recommends and/or plans improvements in library services.
  7. Continuously expands professional knowledge of the Library's resources and other relevant sources in order to assist library patrons efficiently and effectively.
  8. Commits to keeping current in the best practices of the profession by taking advantage of training and development activities, by reading professional literature, and by participating in professional activities.
  9. Performs other related and/or comparable duties as assigned.

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

Broad subject knowledge and competency in world languages desirable; knowledge of popular literature, basic bibliographic tools and sources; knowledge of excellent reference techniques; strong commitment to public services; willingness to assume responsibility and carry out assignments independently; good oral and written communication skills; ability to work well with staff and public; initiative; dependability; good professional judgment; tact; flexibility; courtesy.

Apply here.

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Librarian, Lesley Ellis School, Arlington, MA

Start date: August 25, 2017 

Position Overview

Independent school (Preschool--Grade 8) seeks candidates with a strong commitment to progressive education, excellent academic preparation, student-centered classrooms and anti-bias curriculum. We are looking for an individual who will bring expertise and enthusiasm to manage the school library and have the desire to work closely with teaching teams to ensure an enriching school library experience.

Note: for a full time position, this position may be combined with Makerspace Facilitator position if applicant possesses appropriate skill set.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Plan and teach PreKindergarten--Grade 4 library classes and information/media literacy and research to Grades 5 and 6
  2. Organize, manage and maintain all aspects of the school library collection
  3. Facilitate student and faculty access to print, non-print, and online resources
  4. Work collaboratively with teaching teams
  5. Demonstrate a respect for diversity among faculty and student body. Promote an environment which supports our anti-bias philosophy

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor's degree in Library Science
  • Master's degree in Library and Information Services, preferred
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience in technology applications School year position.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three letters of reference to: Deanne Benson, Head of School

jobs@lesleyellis.org

www.lesleyellis.org

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Library Assistant, Wareham Free Library, Wareham, MA

The Town of Wareham's 's Human Resources Office, on behalf of the Wareham Free Library, is accepting applications for the position of Library Assistant I. This position earns $15/hour across 19 hours/week. Saturdays and some evenings required. The position is not benefited.

The successful applicant will perform the duties of a Library Assistant I: charges and discharges books and materials at the circulation desk, answers telephones, assists patrons in locating and retrieving books and materials, shelves, repairs and restores books.

Qualifications

High School Graduate or the equivalent; experience dealing with public desirable or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Please submit a letter of interest and resume or Employment Application to the Human Resources Director:

Dorene M. Allen-England, Esq.
Memorial Town Hall
54 Marion Road
Wareham, MA  02571

DAllen-England@wareham.ma.us

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Library Assistant, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA

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

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

The library is staffed Monday 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.

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, 11 August 2017, to be considered. 

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Assistant Director for Collections & Resource Management, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

Assistant Director for Collections and Resource Management, Job Code 727SIM

William Paterson University invites applications for a twelve month tenure-track position as Assistant Director for Collections and Resource Management.  

Reporting to the Dean of Library Services, The Assistant Director for Collections and Resource Management provides leadership, vision and overall management of Cheng Library's Resource Management Division, which covers all library technical services personnel, operations, and departments, and is a member of the library's management and planning team. S/he participates in strategic planning, development of new initiatives, policy development, and library governance. The Assistant Director participates in the Library's User Education and Liaison programs, and serves on Library, University, regional and national committees, as appropriate.  The Resource Management Division includes the Periodicals & Interlibrary Loan, Cataloging, Library Information Systems, and Acquisitions departments. 

Required Qualifications: An ALA-accredited master's degree and a second master's (or doctoral) degree in a field relevant to the University curriculum; Demonstrated strong communication, analytical, interpersonal and leadership skills; Evidence of extensive knowledge about library technical service operations, trends, and best practices; A minimum of eight years of progressively responsible academic library employment, including supervisory and administrative experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Front-line experience working in at least one core area of library technical services; experience with budgeting; experience working with the Voyager System; work experience with diverse populations.

William Paterson University is a public institution of higher learning. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs which range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,500 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370 acres suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, and contact information for three (3) professional references to Leah Zamora at LibrarySearch@wpunj.edu or via mail to her at William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Cheng Library, Wayne, NJ  07470. Electronic submission preferred. Must reference Job Code in letter of application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.  For additional information about the University visit www.wpunj.edu.

William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

https://wpconnect.wpunj.edu/emps/jobs/positions2.cfm?job=27415

Ray Schwartz

Head of Library Information Systems     schwartzr2@wpunj.edu
David and Lorraine Cheng Library           Tel: +1 973 720-3192
William Paterson University                      Fax: +1 973 720-2585
300 Pompton Road                                     Mobile: +1 201 424-4491
Wayne, NJ 07470-2103 USA                      http://nova.wpunj.edu/schwartzr2/

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Researcher, Massachusetts State Archives, Boston, MA

The Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School is looking for a Boston-area library student researcher to visit the Massachusetts State Archives and photograph and email images of historical court documents. The documents will already be pulled and relevant pages flagged so the the work should be able to be done relatively quickly. This is a great opportunity to get up close to archival material. Researcher may be asked to do some background reading before visiting the archive. 

Rate of pay is $20/hr + travel expenses.  

Total time estimate 2 hours, with the potential for follow-up work.

If interested, please email: stacia.stein@yale.edu

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Team Lead, Arts & Humanities, Tisch Library, Tufts University, Medford, MA

http://jobs.hr.tufts.edu/  Job Number: 17001450

Tisch Library at Tufts University is seeking an energetic, team-oriented librarian to provide leadership for and work collaboratively with a highly talented group of arts & humanities librarians in the Research & Instruction (R&I) department. R&I consists of three disciplinary teams (Sciences & Engineering, Social Sciences, and Arts & Humanities) and the Digital Design Studio, and is responsible for working with students, faculty, and staff to incorporate information, data, and digital literacy into the curriculum; designing and delivering course-based and open workshops; providing research consultation services; and developing new services and programs to support teaching, learning, research, and scholarship at Tufts. 

Reporting to the Assistant Director, Research and Instruction, the Team Lead for Arts & Humanities provides leadership in the humanities by coordinating team efforts to support students and faculty in the School of Arts and Sciences. This position supervises the arts and humanities librarians, promoting collegiality, providing mentorship, and fostering a responsive and user-oriented team.

The Team Lead is responsible for conducting ongoing needs assessment and engagement with the community to develop and maintain a robust and integrated set of programs and activities that strengthen the library's role in supporting teaching and research in the arts and humanities, including liaising with the W. Van Alan Clark, Jr., Library, which supports the School of Museum of Fine Arts, and the Lilly Library, which supports the Department of Music.

Collaborating with the Team Leads for Sciences & Engineering and Social Sciences and the Supervisor of the Digital Design Studio, this position will play a key role in supporting departmental strategic initiatives, including pedagogy, user experience, assessment, and outreach.

This position will provide coordination for the First Year Writing Program, working closely with faculty and other librarians to design, create, implement, teach, and assess student success with first-year information literacy, both in-person and in blended and online environments. The Team Lead will also provide outreach to and collaborate with key campus partners that support the first-year experience, including leadership in first-year orientation programs. As a participant in the library liaison program, this position will also provide liaison services to the English department, including instructional services, outreach, and collection development, as well as providing point-of-need reference assistance to the broader campus community.

Tufts University is student-centered research university that cultivates an environment of curiosity, creativity, and engagement. The Tisch Library is on the Medford/Somerville campus, just outside Cambridge, MA, and with proximity to all that the Boston Metro area has to offer.

Qualifications

Basic Requirements

  • Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, or equivalent.
  • Minimum of five years of experience working in an academic library.
  • Experience with library research tools relevant to the arts and humanities.
  • Experience teaching information literacy in an academic library or higher education setting.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability.
  • Knowledge and understanding of best practices, current issues, and trends in teaching information literacy skills and behaviors.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Strong commitment to outstanding public service.
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment as well as take initiative on independent projects.
  • Ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse community.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience with instructional design.
  • Experience with creating digital learning objects, tutorials, or modules using virtual instruction software (e.g. Jing, Camtasia, LibWizard, Guide on the Side).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trends, methods, and best practices in first-year student engagement and success.
  • Experience with project management, including planning, communication, and assessment.
  • Collection development experience.

Review of applications will begin August 18, 2017. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

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Call for Submissions: SEMANTiCS 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands

***DEADLINE EXTENSION***

2nd Call for Posters & Demos
SEMANTiCS 2017 - The Linked Data Conference
13th International Conference on Semantic Systems

Amsterdam, Netherlands
September 11 -14, 2017
http://2017.semantics.cc

For details please go to: https://2017.semantics.cc/calls

Important Dates (Posters & Demos Track):
*Submission Deadline: extended: July 25, 2017 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)
*Notification of Acceptance: August 10, 2017 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)
*Camera-Ready Paper: August 18, 2017 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)

As in the previous years, SEMANTiCS'17 proceedings will be published by ACM ICPS (pending) and CEUR WS proceedings.

This year, SEMANTiCS features a special Data Science track, which is an opportunity to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in data science and its intersection with Linked Data to present their ideas and discuss the most important scientific, technical and socio-economical challenges of this emerging field.

SEMANTiCS 2017 will especially welcome submissions for the following hot topics:
*Metadata, Versioning and Data Quality Management
*Semantics for Safety, Security & Privacy
*Web Semantics, Linked (Open) Data & schema.org
*Corporate Knowledge Graphs
*Knowledge Integration and Language Technologies
*Economics of Data, Data Services and Data Ecosystems
Special Track (please check appropriate topic in submission system)
*Data Science

Following the success of previous years, we welcome any submissions related but not limited to the following "horizontal" (research) and "vertical" (industries) topics:

Horizontals:
*Enterprise Linked Data & Data Integration
*Knowledge Discovery & Intelligent Search
*Business Models, Governance & Data Strategies
*Semantics in Big Data
*Text Analytics
*Data Portals & Knowledge Visualization
*Semantic Information Management
*Document Management & Content Management
*Terminology, Thesaurus & Ontology Management
*Smart Connectivity, Networking & Interlinking
*Smart Data & Semantics in IoT
*Semantics for IT Safety & Security
*Semantic Rules, Policies & Licensing
*Community, Social & Societal Aspects

Data Science Special Track Horizontals:
*Large-Scale Data Processing (stream processing, handling large-scale graphs)
*Data Analytics (Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics, Network Analytics)
*Communicating Data (Data Visualization, UX & Interaction Design,
Crowdsourcing)
*Cross-cutting Issues (Ethics, Privacy, Security, Provenance)

Verticals:
*Industry & Engineering
*Life Sciences & Health Care
*Public Administration
*e-Science
*Digital Humanities
*Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums (GLAM)
*Education & eLearning
*Media & Data Journalism
*Publishing, Marketing & Advertising
*Tourism & Recreation
*Financial & Insurance Industry
*Telecommunication & Mobile Services
*Sustainable Development: Climate, Water, Air, Ecology
*Energy, Smart Homes & Smart Grids
*Food, Agriculture & Farming
*Safety, Security & Privacy
*Transport, Environment & Geospatial

Posters & Demos Track

The Posters & Demonstrations Track invites innovative work in progress, late-breaking research and innovation results, and smaller contributions in all fields related to the broadly understood Semantic Web. These include submissions on innovative applications with impact on end users such as demos of solutions that users may test or that are yet in the conceptual phase, but are worth discussing, and also applications, use cases or pieces of code that may attract developers and potential research or business partners. This also concerns new data sets made publicly available.

The informal setting of the Posters & Demonstrations Track encourages participants to present innovations to the research community, business users and find new partners or clients and engage in discussions about the presented work. Such discussions can be invaluable inputs for the future work of the presenters, while offering conference participants an effective way to broaden their knowledge of the emerging research trends and to network with other researchers.

Poster and demo submissions should consist of a paper that describe the work, its contribution to the field or novelty aspects. Submissions must be original and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere.

Accepted papers will be published in HTML (RASH) in CEUR and, as such, the camera-ready version of the papers will be required in HTML, following the poster and demo guidelines (https://goo.gl/3BEpV7). Papers should be submitted through EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=semantics2017 and should be less than 2200 words in length (equivalent to 4 pages), including the whole content of the paper.

For the initial reviewing phase, authors may submit a PDF version of the paper following any layout. After acceptance, authors are required to submit the camera-ready in HTML (RASH).

Submissions will be reviewed by experienced and knowledgeable researchers and practitioners; each submission will receive detailed feedback. For demos, we encourage authors to include links enabling the reviewers to test the application or review the component.

For details please go to: https://2017.semantics.cc/calls

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Instructor/Science Reference Librarian, University of Maine, Orono, ME

Wage/Salary: 40,461-45,000

Science Reference Librarian. Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine, seeks science reference librarian, duties include reference patron services, with some night and weekend hours; information literacy instruction; web work; and collection development. 

Required: ALA accredited MLS; working knowledge of traditional and electronic resources; reference experience, including work with e-reference tools; evidence of a strong commitment to service and research; experience with information literacy instruction; evidence of working in teams; excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred: Reference and collection development experience in an academic library. Knowledge of research in biological sciences, marine sciences, or plant, soil, and environmental sciences. Demonstrated experience with Web and tutorial authorship.

The University of Maine is the land grant university and sea grant college for the State of Maine. It is the flagship institution of the University of Maine System, offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. The University of Maine has approximately 11,000 students and 543 faculty. The Raymond H. Fogler Library has a collection of more than 1.1 million volumes and a staff of 21 professionals and 32 support staff. The library uses the Innovative Interfaces integrated system and is a Tri-State Regional Depository and a full patent depository.

This is a 12 month, full-time position with a starting salary of $40,461-$45,000 and an excellent benefits package. Appropriate background checks will be required. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable pool of candidates is found. To view a full description of the position's duties and required qualifications and to apply, please visit: 

https://umaine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=42236&job=instructor-science-reference-librarian&collection=true

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Library Director, New Lebanon Library, New Lebanon, NY

Wage/Salary: $42,000

About the Position: 
The New Lebanon Library seeks an energetic, imaginative, full-time Library Director who is committed to patron service and community outreach. The New Lebanon Library, a member of the Mid-Hudson Library system, is a vibrant small-town Free Association Library that serves a diverse population of full-time residents and second-home owners. The position requires strong leadership and interpersonal skills as well as excellent managerial and organizational ability. We expect the Director to keep abreast of changes in the evolving role of libraries and to participate in professional activities and associations while overseeing all the day-to-day operations of the Library. 
The Director's responsibilities include: development of a range of educational and cultural programs; collection management; supervision and development of staff; overseeing the Library's physical plant and equipment; identifying grants and writing proposals; communicating with the community; drafting annual budgets; recommending policy; and setting goals. 

Minimum Qualifications:
ALA accredited Master's Degree (MLS or its equivalent), plus two years of public library experience.
Starting salary range: $42,00-$45,000, depending on experience. 

To Apply:
Send letter of application, resume, and letters of recommendation and/ or prior employment references to Dianne Hobden, Vice-President and Search Committee Chair, 550 Route 20, New Lebanon, NY 12125.

Send letter of application, resume, and letters of recommendation and/ or prior employment references to Dianne Hobden, Vice-President and Search Committee Chair, 550 Route 20, New Lebanon, NY 12125.

For more information, visit http://newlebanonlibrary.org. 

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Library Clerk, Boston Architectural College Library, Boston, MA

The Library Clerk is a part-time, pre-professional position of 13-19 hours per week that provides assistance in multiple areas of the Library including circulation, reference, acquisitions, book processing, and shelving. The Library Clerk reports to the Associate Library Director.

I. Responsibilities and Duties

  • Circulation, shelving, and retrieval of library materials.
  • Fills requests for items on reserve and at storage.
  • Is responsible for library's opening and closing procedures.
  • Provides research and reference assistance to students, faculty, and the public.
  • Provides instruction in the use of library materials, including indexes, reference materials and electronic resources.
  • Assists with maintenance of periodical collection.
  • Assists with the physical processing and maintenance of books.
  • Assists with the creation and maintenance of LibGuides.
  • Other projects as assigned.

II. Standards of Professionalism 

Team and Interpersonal skills:  Success in this position requires positive relationships with other team members including support staff and more senior staff.  Everyone should be approached in a way that makes them feel valued as individuals and team members and that takes into account the necessities of work as seen from their perspective.

Service orientation:  Success in this position requires a service-oriented perspective in which, to the greatest extent possible, students and faculty feel valued and well served by you as a representative of the BAC. 

Confidentiality and discretion:  Success in this position requires the ability not only to maintain the confidentiality of BAC records, but also the ability to discern when it is appropriate to divulge privileged information.

III. Qualifications

B.A. or previous library experience required. Coursework towards M.L.S. degree is highly desirable. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.  Experience with the literature of architecture or art history is desirable as is experience with information literacy instruction and/or ease with technology and social media. 

IV. Requirements

Must be able to work at least one weekday evening until 10:30 and one weekend day with additional hours possible. 

V. To Apply

Please submit an online application at https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=bacollege&jobId=130893&lang=en_US&source=CC2

For questions or additional information regarding this job posting, please contact Kris Liberman at kris.liberman@the-bac.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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Head of Theology & Ministry Library, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

The Boston College Libraries seek a highly collaborative Head Librarian of the Theology and Ministry Library (TML) to provide leadership and innovation for this library serving the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, and the St. John's Seminary. Successful candidates will have an inherent desire to develop and assess services, and a demonstrated record of successful implementation of strategies that enhance teaching, learning, research and collections in all formats. The Head must be a hands-on team leader, ready and willing to take part in the day-to-day work of the library. The Head manages five people and develops plans for the physical space of the TML, a three story, 54,000 square-foot building on the Brighton Campus. The Head serves on relevant STM administrative and advisory committees, on BC Libraries administrative committees and task forces, and represents Boston College on the Boston Theological Institute Librarians Committee. The Head also participates in the planning and development of the larger Brighton Campus.

The Boston College Libraries strive for a nimble and dynamic environment that encourages exploration of user-centered initiatives. The BC Libraries anticipate and adapt to change, communicate and collaborate widely, and innovate regularly while maintaining a strong appreciation for the Boston College tradition. The School of Theology and Ministry (STM) is devoted to students' holistic formation--their academic success, practical development in ministerial work, and the cultivation of their faith, spiritual expression, and theological voice. STM faculty are recognized for their expertise on theological matters and for their leadership and scholarship in service to the Church and world. Together with the 31-member faculty in Boston College's Theology Department, the STM faculty make up the largest faculty at a Catholic theological school in North America.

For more information on this position and working at the Boston College Libraries, please see our employment site: library.bc.edu/employment

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Research & Instruction Librarian, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

The Information, Research, and Instruction Librarian is a critical public services position at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. This faculty librarian position is a member of the Information Services Department, providing front line support for the research and teaching/learning needs of students, faculty, and staff at the University.  The Information Services Department is home to reference services, circulation services, and other innovative public service programming.  Reporting to the Head of Information Services, the Information, Research, and Instruction Librarian actively collaborates with faculty and staff throughout the HS/HSL. 

This library faculty member advances the research mission of UMB.  With a strong commitment to outstanding public service, the dynamic and forward-thinking Information, Research, and Instruction Librarian brings initiative, creativity, and enthusiasm for teaching, learning, and collaboration to this user-focused front line position.  This librarian designs and develops library-based onsite programs and services to advance user success. 

This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position at a rank of Librarian I or II.  Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library's faculty.   For more information see the University's "Criteria and Procedures Relating to the Appointment, Promotion and Permanent Status for Library Faculty": http://cf.umaryland.edu/umpolicies/usmpolicyInfo.cfm?polid=19&section=all

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Information and Research Services:

  • Delivers expert one-on-one consultations to faculty, students, and staff, emphasizing searching skills, critical appraisal of resources, information management, measuring research impact, research data management, and more.
  • Provides user-focused research assistance at the HS/HSL's Information Services Desk.
  • Provides expert search services for intensive research projects such as faculty collaboration on systematic reviews.
  • Builds collaborative relationships/develops programming with University partners such as the Office of Academic Affairs and the Writing Center.
  • Applies expertise, advising faculty and students regarding aspects of scholarly communication including copyright and publication strategies.
  • Promotes programs and services in social media and through other communication methods.
  • Develops and continually improves innovative programs and services such as the Presentation Practice Studio, Poster Printing Service, Innovation Space, and IRB Consent Form Service.

 Instructional Services:

  • Leads dynamic in-person and online instructional programming.
  • Discovers and implements new instructional strategies and employs emerging technologies to advance teaching and learning, communication, collaboration, and information management. 

Scholarly/Professional:

  • Participates actively in committees within the Library, the University, and professional organizations.
  • Maintains current knowledge of the trends and issues in higher education, scholarly communication, and research practice.
  • Pursues research and professional development activities appropriate to maintaining or advancing appointment rank.

 POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • ALA-accredited MLS degree.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong service orientation and skills.
  • Expert searching skills in health sciences databases.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver quality instruction online and in person.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to prioritize varied projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

PREFERRED:

  • An undergraduate degree or comparable background in biological or health sciences.
  • Public service experience in an academic or health sciences library environment.
  • Experience providing instruction to a range of audiences, including faculty and students.
  • Knowledge of copyright compliance and the legal use of e-resources in teaching, learning, and research.
  • Evidence of professional and scholarly activities.

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include your CV/resume; cover letter; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating "I verify that my CV is current and accurate" - does not need to be notarized).  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by September 1, 2017. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/IRILib. For more information, visit our website at http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/  or email jobs@hshsl.umaryland.edu.  

SALARY RANGE:  $50,000 - $55,000 depending on experience 

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

HOURS:  This full-time position includes some evening and weekend hours.

ENVIRONMENT:

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

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

The Library supports the 6300 students, and over 7500 faculty and staff members on UMB's 60-acre research and technology complex consisting of 58 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. UMB's professional and graduate schools comprise a dental school, graduate school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health and social work. More details about the UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Cataloging Librarian, Dana Hall School, Wellesley, MA

Dana Hall School seeks candidates for the position of Cataloging Librarian. The individual in this position will be accountable for:

  • Cataloging all library materials (copy cataloging and original cataloging, edit MARC records, maintain catalog)

  • Providing reference services: conducting formal and informal reference interviews with students and faculty

  • Providing course and classroom support as needed

  • Supporting the operation of the library and its programs

  • Acquiring, maintaining inventories, and troubleshooting circulating AV (cameras, etc.)

  • Supervising students visiting the library and offering support and guidance to them, as necessary

  • Supervising on-duty student employees

Successful candidates will be kind, creative, curious, and detail-oriented with strong organizational, communication, and accurate record-keeping skills, as well as have a strong work ethic and an ability to effectively work and multi-task in an active school environment. Candidates should be comfortable with rapidly changing technologies, have experience working with young people, excellent interpersonal skills, an ability to work collaboratively and independently, as well as enjoy reading and working with adolescent girls.

Candidates should have a Master's degree in Library/Information Science, cataloging experience, proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Apps, as well as experience using Apple products.   Work experience in a school or library environment is preferred, as is familiarity with TLC. Candidates must be able to remain seated for extended periods of time, as well as lift and move product up to 60 lbs.

This a temporary part-time position that will last from late August through December 18th. The Cataloging Librarian will work 21 hours per week from Tuesday to Thursday, including Tuesday evening coverage (Tuesday: 1:45pm - 9:45pm, Wednesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm, Thursday: 8:00am - 3:30pm). Several additional shifts for professional development, training, and school events are anticipated.  The Cataloging Librarian reports to the Library Director.

Dana Hall seeks candidates who will contribute to and are committed to diversity and multicultural educational practices.

Candidates may apply through the school website: https://www.danahall.org/page/ about-us/job-opportunities

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Library Technician, St. Paul's School, Concord, NH

Summary: Responsible for general administrative support of the Library. This includes supporting the Library Director and the library program and facilities. Supports copy cataloging of new materials. Provides support to students, faculty and staff while on the front desk. 

  • Provide administrative support to the Library Director, including travel logistics, calendar, and correspondence
  • Retrieve and distribute mail and maintain mailboxes
  • Maintain files (confidential and other) ideally in electronic format
  • Maintain an inventory of office equipment and supplies, place orders for supplies as needed and verify receipt of all ordered items; coordinate supply orders with the Office of Academic Affairs, as needed
  • Record minutes at staff meetings (or other meeting as asked)
  • Schedule the use of library spaces and coordinate with the School's Special Events Coordinator; ensure that reserved spaces are properly prepared for scheduled events
  • Work closely with library staff to prepare internal and external announcements and/or communications
  • Work closely with library staff to support library programming; assists with event planning as needed
  • Support hospitality events for the library staff, including staff appreciations and working lunches
  • Compile and maintain the Library's calendar of operating hours
  • Submit work orders as needed to modify swipe card access to the Library
  • Work with the SPS personnel to coordinate fire drills and other emergency planning exercises
  • Submit and follow up on work orders for Library repairs and maintenance
  • Copy catalogs new materials
  • Supports library promotions through the creation of signage, taking photographs, and contributing to the library's social media content

Staffs the library service desk for at least ten hours per week, which involves:

  • Performing circulation operations
  • Answering general questions
  • Responding to information requests
  • Monitoring library use, facilitating study conditions, and responding the building needs
  • Completing detailing opening and closing procedures

40 hours per week. Requires weekend and evening hours.

Qualification requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • A minimum of two years' experience in office management. Experience in a school or library preferred.
  • Experience with library technical services, including copy cataloging, preferred.
  • A highly collaborative working style
  • Excellent customer service skills and a demonstrated commitment to excellent service to a diverse body of users, both internal and external customers
  • Strong computer skills and ability to find and learn new programs independently
  • Commitment to professional development
  • Ability and experience to plan, manage and oversee complex projects, meet deadlines, and to prioritize work in alignment with the service goals of the library and the school
  • Ability to work collegially in small groups and a team environment
  • Ability to think critically, analyze problems, and develop and implement creative solutions
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills 

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Assistant Library/Information & Digital Services Librarian, Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill, MA

Haverhill Campus; MCCC/MTA Unit Position; 37.5 hours per week; Anticipated start date: July/August, 2017

About NECC:

Northern Essex Community College serves approximately 6,000 credit students each semester on two campuses located in the beautiful, historic Merrimack Valley region of northeast Massachusetts. Our suburban Haverhill campus sits on 106 acres near Kenoza Lake and features a new Technology Center and an award-winning Student One-Stop Center. Our urban Lawrence campus is growing rapidly, including a new Health Technologies Center and additional leased space at Riverwalk Properties. Both campuses are a short drive to Boston and to the beaches and state parks along the coast. NECC has been building an organizational culture that prizes initiative and innovation, and seeks to identify and develop the strengths in students, faculty, staff, and programs in order to grow and improve. We are also committed to the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. Our Lawrence campus was the first college in New England designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. We have significantly increased the diversity of our faculty over the last ten years, and are one of four Massachusetts colleges participating in the national achieving the Dream initiative, which aims to improve success for low-income students and students of color at community colleges.

Responsibilities:

Northern Essex Community College is hiring a professional librarian to become an integral part of the Haverhill campus library team. The ideal candidate will have academic library experience, and be open to learning and developing new skills as an information professional. NECC has embraced and adopted Information Literacy as one of its Core Academic Skills, and is committed to broadening the impact that the library has across the campus. The Bentley Library at NECC is a dynamic organization, embracing new ideas and modalities to maximize the student educational experience. The selected candidate will be an essential participant in helping the library define and fulfill its mission to the students and faculty.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Provide in person, online, phone and email reference services and assistance to students and faculty.
  • Actively participate in the design and delivery of library instruction, consistent with the information literacy framework laid out by the ALA/ACRL.
  • Collaborate to design and deliver workshops for New Student Orientation and other programming.
  • Collaborate with faculty on developing information literacy based student assignments, targeting library instruction toward a shared goal.
  • Assist in library outreach efforts such as events and/or social media, including updates to the library website and overall digital footprint.
  • Assist students with technology related questions in a computer lab setting within the library.
  • Make collection development suggestions based on observed need and professional knowledge.
  • Grasp the importance of mobile devices as tools of information delivery.
  • Use independent judgment and work effectively as part of a team or individually.
  • Use LibGuides to develop and promote resources for information literacy. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidate must have an MLS/MLIS, or the equivalent advanced library degree.
  • A minimum of 1 year experience providing library services in an academic setting.
  • The ability to deliver engaging classroom based instruction.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience providing classroom based instruction
  • Fluency in major library databases
  • Background or training in a STEM discipline
  • Experience using Evergreen, or other next-generation library system

To Apply: 

Submission of the following is required:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

http://necc.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=85318

Salary:

$45,973 to $55,000 annually with complete fringe benefit package. Actual salary calculated in compliance with MCCC/MTA classification system; Pay grade 3

Deadline: July 27, 2017

POST#: 119556

Northern Essex Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statues and college policies, The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquires or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. Prospective employees are encouraged to review the College's Annual Security Report (ASR), in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which can be found on the disclosure page of the College's website at: http://www.necc.mass.edu/student-services/health-safety/campus-crime-statistics/

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Senior Associate II, Records Management, Biogen, Cambridge, MA

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Records Methodology & Guidance, the Senior Associate II, Records Methodology and Guidance provides compliance and quality assurance support to all Biogen Global Development departments regarding the management of Global Development records throughout their lifecycle.

Additionally, the Senior Associate II works with the Senior Manager, Records Methodology & Guidance to support Global Development colleagues to develop, execute and measure records-related programs and internal controls to ensure that operations are conducted in compliance with applicable records management standards, and to ensure that Global Development and its personnel consistently adhere to the highest ethical standards and comply with applicable legal and regulatory records management requirements. He or she will support the communication and education of staff on records policies and governance. 

The Senior Associate II will be a part of the organization's records management function responsible for developing and implementing the records management program for Global Development, which will include the standards, tools, processes and systems necessary to ensure records management compliance. The Senior Associate II will support workstreams and projects that deliver key strategic objectives and align with and support projects involving records management.

Because the organization's functions are themselves accountable for implementing projects and solutions for records management compliance within their functional areas, the Senior Associate II will focus on providing functional expertise for successful implementation. In addition, the Senior Associate II will share responsibility for delivering the records management vision to the organization as part of a team that interacts across Global Development.

  • Provide support to Senior Manager, Records Methodology & Guidance in providing advice and expertise to all business partners on best practices in records management, serving as a Center of Excellence for Global Development.
  • Provide support for program and project management support for records management projects.
  • Creation and delivery of training materials/resources to support records management initiatives across Global Development

Qualifications:

At least 3 years of biotech/pharmaceutical experience, specifically in the areas of interpreting regulations, guidelines and policies to create a meaningful monitoring and compliance framework in records & information management with progressively increasing responsibilities.

Technology -- ability to assess and convey to others the implications of computerizing records management processes. For example, an understanding of validation process and 21CFR Part 11 "Electronic Records, Electronic Signatures" is an important competency for this role. 

Ability to interpret records management-related regulations, guidelines and policies - understand where to find and keep up-to-date with new and updated regulations, guidances and policies

Education:

Bachelor's degree in relevant field (e.g. business, records management, information management). Advanced degree such as Master's in Library/Information Sciences desirable.

Through cutting-edge science and medicine, Biogen discovers, develops and delivers worldwide innovative therapies for people living with serious neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. Biogen is a pioneer in biotechnology and today the Company has the leading portfolio of medicines to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), has introduced the first and only approved treatment for spinal muscular atrophy, and is at the forefront of neurology research for conditions including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Biogen also manufactures and commercializes biosimilars of advanced biologics. Our global organization of nearly 7,000 employees is committed to a single mission: making a meaningful difference in the lives of patients with few or no treatment options.

One of the pioneers in biotechnology, Biogen was founded in 1978 and today serves patients in nearly 90 countries. Our global headquarters and R&D operations are located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with an international headquarters in Zug, Switzerland, world-class manufacturing facilities in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA and Hillerod, Denmark, and affiliate locations around the world.

Apply here.

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Program Coordinator, Research IT Solutions, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Term: Fall 2017

Start/End: Immediately (July 31, 2017) - No End Date

Status: Part-time LHT 17 hrs/week

Schedule: Flexible Mon-Fri 9a-5p

Hourly Rate: $20.00

Research Information Technology Solutions (RITS) works collaboratively with researchers at HMS to identify, design, and deliver a wide range of technological solutions at the ever-changing forefront of biomedical research. Reporting to the Director of Research IT Solutions, the RITS Program Coordinator performs a variety of complex administrative/support duties in executing on defined initiatives and in support of teammates. Key to success is ability to organize, prioritize, execute and communicate on multiplerequirements. Ensure timely updates on project status. Leverage and oversee interns, co-ops to achieve position goals.        

Responsibilities Include:

  • Coordination of administrative processes in support of defined initiatives, including the RITS Technical Outreach and Intern programs in partnership with program leaders
  • Coordination of RITS HR functions, including recruiting, job posting, interviews, and onboarding/offboarding of staff and interns
  • Coordination and documentation of RITS Procurement functions, including purchasing, receiving, and the HMS IT Purchase Order request process
  • Support and coordination of departmental communications, including direct participation in project-related communications
  • Support for scheduling meetings and coordinating events, including taking minutes
  • Data support including collection, research, correspondence, updates websites, wiki content, reports and presentations
  • Maintenance and organization of documents, records and data on the network file server and Google Drive
  • Contributes to unit goals by accomplishing related duties and participation in special projects as required
  • Selection, supervision and mentoring of Business Administration interns 

Basic Qualifications

  • Three or more years of relevant experience in Office Administration or Program Coordination.
  • Experience using Harvard University applications, including familiarity with the HMS environment, for example; PeopleSoft, HCOM, Adobe Acrobat, and Chart of Accounts.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Familiarity with the following applications Acrobat Reader D, Evernote, 1Password, Doodle Scheduling, Google Drive, and Oracle Financial Tools
  • Strong Communication and Documentation Skills
  • Experience in scheduling travel and processing reimbursements
  • Processing orders for office supplies and electronic equipment upon requests
  • Coordination of office space for new hires, including set-up, activation and access to RITS Tools 

Additional Qualifications

  • Pursuing a BS/BA, ideally in a relevant concentration such as business, management, MIS, or equivalent experience
  • Experience in an academic, research or IT environment
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects/requirements simultaneously
  • Capable of working independently and as part of a team
  • Familiarity with Trello and Slack
  • Coordination on defined initiatives, in partnership with program leaders, including RITS service chargebacks, Technical Outreach and the RITS Intern programs.

25%

  • Coordination of RITS HR functions, coordination of recruiting, hiring, onboarding of 3+ interns per term (Spring, Summer, Fall).

20%

  • Communication support including project-related notifications and information gathering, data collection, correspondences, websites, and wiki content and report/presentation support.

15%

  • Coordination and support for meetings and events, including minutes.

15%

  • Ownership and coordination of RITS Procurement functions.

10%

  • Document and data organization (File server and Google Drive).

5%

  • Backup coverage for Project Coordinator.

5%

  • Special projects including specific program coordination, and communication.

5%

TOTAL

100%

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Metadata Technologies Program Manager, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Library is currently seeking candidates for the position of Metadata Technologies Program Manager.

The Harvard Library seeks a dynamic individual to take a leadership role in furthering the success of the libraries' digital presence by enhancing resource discovery and improving access to collections.  As a member of the Information & Technical Services department management team, under the supervision of the Head of Metadata Management, the Metadata Technologies Program Manager will lead and collaborate with colleagues to develop a diverse metadata program focusing on incorporating emerging technologies, such as linked data, and experimenting with innovative approaches to creating discovery metadata. The incumbent will focus on expanding the range of options being employed to address library metadata needs by conceptualizing projects, developing project plans, identifying training for metadata staff to build the required skill set, developing solid working relationships and infrastructure plans with campus technology units, and participating in forward-looking collaborative projects with our peer institutions (e.g. the Linked Data for Libraries project). Not solely a metadata technologist, the incumbent would also serve as a metadata consultant for the broader Harvard community, including performing outreach and advocacy to academic or administrative departments as appropriate for developing collaborations across campus (e.g. HarvardX or other high-profile initiatives where digital assets are being created from legacy collections in the libraries, museums or archives). The incumbent will develop a broad understanding of the range of use cases and collection types requiring discovery metadata at Harvard. Please find the complete position description attached.

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

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

After selecting Administrative/Staff Jobs (either internal or external), click 'search openings' and then enter '43150BR' in the Auto Req ID Field.  

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Media Services Librarian, Medford Public Library, Medford, MA

The Medford Public Library is seeking a professional full-time Media Services Librarian to develop film, music, and audio collections for adults, and to manage the Library's eBook platforms and electronic subscriptions. The Media Services Librarian will also be the primary manager of the Library's website and will work on the Reference Desk. The MPL is a busy place which serves a diverse city of 57,000. Our ideal librarian has a great sense of humor, a love for public service, and the ability to adapt quickly to the constantly evolving needs of the community.

We are looking for a multitasker who can manage and market the full range of media collections in physical and digital form. Must have experience with website management or design. Experience with film and music collections and experience with the Sierra system are a plus. Must watch a lot of movies and TV! Experience with library PR and social media is also desirable.

This a full-time 35 per week professional union position. One evening per week and an average of one Saturday per month. Candidate must have an MLS from an ALA accredited institution and library experience.  Starting salary is $47,937.66. 

Deadline to apply is August 31, 2017. Please send resume and cover letter to bkerr@minlib.net or mail to:

Library Director 

Medford Public Library

111 High St.

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Adult Services/ILL Assistant, Medford Public Library, Medford, MA

This librarian will coordinate out-of-network interlibrary loan services and will work on the Information Desk. The MPL is a busy place with a high volume of ILL and a very high volume of Information Desk traffic. Our ideal candidate is detail-oriented and good with the public. Must have a sense of humor and the ability to handle a lot of things at once. 

This is a 25 hour part-time, non-union position. MLS preferred but we will consider an MLS in progress, or bachelors' degree with library experience. Experience with ILL and/or Sierra a plus. One night and an average of one Saturday per month. $18.00 per hour (MLS).  $14.00 per hour (bachelor's degree or MLS in progress).

Deadline to apply is August 31. Please submit resume and cover letter to bkerr@minlib.net or mail to:

Library Director

Medford Public Library

111 High St. 

Medford, MA 02155

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Circulation Assistant, Goodnow Library, Sudbury, MA

The Goodnow Library seeks an energetic part-time circulation clerk to provide outstanding customer service to its patrons. Ability and enthusiasm for multi-tasking, and adapting to new technologies and services a must. The ideal candidate will be well-organized, detail oriented, and friendly. Approximately 14 hours per week. 

Schedule: Sundays (excluding Summer) 1-5, Mondays 2-5, Tuesdays 1-5 and 6-9

BA and one to three years of related experience, or equivalent combination preferred. A CORI will be required for the successful candidate.  $19.68/hr to start. AA/EOE. 

Resumes received by August 15, 2017 will receive priority.

Please send a resume and cover letter to: mbriody@minlib.net

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Early CfP - ACM/IEEE JCDL 2018, Fort Worth, TX

This CfP is available at: http://2018.jcdl.org

The ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries in 2018 (JCDL 2018) will be hosted by three units of the University of North Texas (UNT) the College of Information, the UNT Health Science Center, and the UNT Libraries. It will be held at the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth, the rustic and artistic threshold into the American West. Its co-organizer includes the School of Information Management at Wuhan University.

Theme:
From Data to Wisdom: Resilient Integration across Societies, Disciplines, and Systems

Communities Welcomed:
JCDL welcomes interesting submissions ranging across theories, systems, services, and applications. We invite those managing, operating, developing, curating, evaluating, or utilizing digital libraries broadly defined, covering academic or public institutions, including archives, museums, and social networks. We seek involvement of those in iSchools, as well as working in computer or information or social sciences and technologies. Multiple tracks and sessions will ensure tailoring to researchers, practitioners, and diverse communities including data science/analytics, datacuration/stewardship, information retrieval, human-computer interaction, hypertext(and Web/network science), multimedia, publishing, preservation, digital humanities, machine learning/AI, heritage/culture, health/medicine, policy, law, and privacy/intellectual property.

Additional Topics of Interest:
In addition to the topics indicated above, the following are some of the many topics that will be considered relevant, as long as connections are made to digital libraries:

lCollaborative and participatory information environments

lCrowdsourcing and human computation

lCyberinfrastructurearchitectures, applications, and deployments

lDistributed information systems

lDocument genres

lExtracting semantics, entities, and patterns from large collections

lInformation and knowledge systems

lInformation visualization

lInfrastructure and service design

lKnowledge discovery

lLinked data and its applications

lPerformance evaluation

lPersonal digital information management

lScientific data management

lSocial media, architecture, and applications

lSocial networks, virtual organizations and networked information

lUser behavior and modeling

lUser communities and user research

Important Dates:

Jan. 15, 2018- Tutorial and workshop proposal submissions

Jan. 15, 2018- Full paper and short paper submissions

Jan. 29, 2018- Panel, poster and demonstration submissions

Feb. 1, 2018- Notification of acceptance for tutorials and workshops

Mar. 8, 2018- Notification of acceptance for full papers, short papers, panels, posters, and demonstrations

Mar. 25, 2018- Doctoral Consortium abstract submissions

Apr. 5, 2018- Notification of acceptance for Doctoral Consortium

Apr. 15, 2018- Final camera-ready deadline for full papers, short papers, panels, posters, and demonstrations

Jun. 3, 2018- Tutorials and Doctoral Consortium

Jun. 4 - 6, 2018- Main Conference

Jun. 6 - 7, 2018- Workshops

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CfP InfoVision 2018, Bengaluru, India

This CfP is available online at: http://infovision.org.in/call-for-papers/

Technology drives Innovation and Innovation leads to increased Productivity: economic, social, and environmental productivity. As a technology, Data Analytics is a driver of innovation and is fundamental to increasing Productivity in today's world. It is both a vertical and a horizontal, cutting across all sectors of society.

We are seeing users move beyond traditional Business Intelligence techniques to Next Generation Analytics. Next Generation Analytics includes exploration and discovery and advanced analytics such as predictive and prescriptive analytics. It includes Visual Analytics, which allows the user to explore the data and resulting analysis visually often leading to a better understanding of the data. The Internet of Things requires the application of analytics to streaming data to enable real time or near real time decision-making. Next Generation Analytics will drive innovation by providing context to information and enable better and faster decision-making.

The theme for InfoVision 2018 is Next Generation Analytics: Data Driven Innovation. The Conference will be a must for both academics and industry. The Conference invites papers that explore Next Generation Analytics and its impact on innovation and productivity: economic, social and environmental productivity. Papers are invited across a broad range of related areas, including but not limited to:

  • Financial analytics
  • Marketing analytics
  • Visual analytics
  • Smart Cities
  • Health analytics
  • Data analytics and productivity
  • The Industrial Internet of Things
  • Data governance
  • Metrics to assess the impact of data analytics on decision making

Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished research papers for presentation, 12 pages maximum. Two page proposals for poster presentation describing early-stage research are also invited. All submissions will be refereed and accepted papers and poster proposals will be published in LNBIP Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing.

Important Dates:
8 October 2017 - one page paper abstract indicating intent to submit
(optional)
October 25, 2017 - full paper submission (12 pages), poster submission (2 pages)
November 29, 2017 - notification of acceptance
December 15, 2017 - final camera ready copy
February 19-21, 2018 - InfoVision 2018 conference

InfoVision 2018 will be the latest instance of the InfoVision series of conferences that started in 2005. The 2018 conference is hosted by the Centre of Excellence for Data Analytics and Business Insights (CEDABI), MYRA School of Business.

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Call for Contributions: altmetrics17

altmetrics17 <http://altmetrics.org/altmetrics17/> is part of the altmetrics workshop series organized since 2011 and will take place in conjunction with the 4th Altmetrics Conference (4:AM <http://altmetricsconference.com/>), at Ryerson University in Toronto on *26 September 2017*.

This year's workshop will focus on the dependencies of altmetrics. Altmetrics are heavily shaped, if not completely driven, by data availability, technical affordances of underlying platforms and data providers. Against this background, the altmetrics17 workshop will have a special focus on the dependencies of altmetrics and their potential effects on altmetric research, the role of altmetrics in research evaluation and the effects on scholarly communication in general. The workshop particularly invites contributions that address the workshop's theme directly or indirectly, analyze effects of the dependencies, and propose solutions and alternative frameworks in which to study altmetrics.

Call for Contributions
We are soliciting empirical and theoretical contributions for short presentations and as a basis for discussions, which will be the main focus of the altmetrics17 workshop. Submissions can focus on empirical analyses, novel theoretical frameworks, original datasets or represent a position paper. The goal of the workshop is to discuss, exchange and foster collaboration on altmetrics between researchers and practitioners. Contributions will be curated by the altmetrics17 committee for their relevance and technical soundness and selected for short presentations.

How to Submit
Please provide an extended abstract (max 1,000 words) presenting your altmetrics research contribution and highlighting particular issues you would like to discuss with other workshop participants. Abstracts need to be submitted via EasyChair <https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=altmetrics17> by *31 July 2017*. Please include a link to any relevant artifact (e.g., a dataset, plots, slidedeck) you wish to present and discuss, after archiving it via an appropriate repository (e.g., Dryad, figshare, GitHub, SlideShare, etc.).

More information can be found on the altmetrics17 website
<http://altmetrics.org/altmetrics17> and on Twitter
<https://twitter.com/altmetricsWS>.

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Call for Proposal & Doctoral Workshop: RAILS 2017

Theme: Playing and learning together: Interdisciplinary research and teaching
Location: City West Campus, University of South Australia, Adelaide
Conference Dates: 28-30 November, 2017
Submission deadline: Monday, 31 July 2017
Acceptance notification: Friday, 1 September 2017

The 2017 RAILS conference will be hosted by the School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences, University of South Australia, and held at UniSA's City West Campus, Adelaide, South Australia, from 28-30 November 2017.

The conference will include:

  • the Australasian Information Educators' Symposium 2017 (AIES 2017) on the morning of Tuesday, 28 November;
  • a Doctoral Workshop on the afternoon of Tuesday, 28 November; and 
  • the formal RAILS conference on Wednesday, 29 November and Thursday, 30 November 2017. 

Educators, research students and practitioners are encouraged to submit papers on the conference theme, "Playing and learning together: interdisciplinary teaching and research", which focuses on building partnerships between researchers, practitioners, and educators to ensure that a culture of interdisciplinary research and teaching is nurtured in the information studies field. Papers focusing on strengthening research practices in the field will also be considered. Proposals with a focus on professional or continuing education and teaching will be allocated to the AIES 2017 component of the conference.

Proposals for full papers (20 minutes with 10 minutes for Q&A) are invited, as well as panel discussions (30 minutes including Q &A) as well as posters showcasing works in progress or completed research projects. Abstracts for AIES and RAILS should include implications for practice, and research-focused papers should identify key learnings for practice. The closing date for all submissions is extended to Monday, 31 July 2017 Acceptance notifications will be Friday, 1 September 2017.

All proposals as are to be submitted through the EasyChair system. If you have any questions about the submission process, please contact Dr Diane Velasquez  (diane.velasquez@unisa.edu.au).

Full Papers

  1. Paper submissions must include:
  2. Names and contact information for all contributors
  3. Title of paper
  4. Enter 3 to 5 keywords
  5. Choose Full paper as the Paper type
  6. Do not complete the abstract box available in the EasyChair template, instead please upload your extended abstract of up to 500 words in PDF format. References may be included, beyond the allowed 500 words
  7. As all extended abstracts will be blind peer reviewed, please ensure that author names and affiliations do not appear on the submitted document

Panel discussions

Panel discussion submissions must include:

  1. Names and contact information for all contributors
  2. Title of panel discussion
  3. Enter 3 to 5 keywords
  4. Choose Panel discussion as the Paper type
  5. An abstract or brief description of up to 250 words, entered in the text box available in the template for abstracts

Posters

Poster submissions must include:

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  2. Title of poster presentation
  3. Enter 3 to 5 keywords
  4. Choose Poster as the Paper type
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Library and Archives Intern, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

Internship Overview:

The Library and Research Center Intern will work with the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center (LRC) staff to provide access to the LRC's collections and resources. The intern will be expected to work on the reference desk, answering questions when appropriate, and performing basic circulation tasks, along with other duties and projects dependent on availability and applicant skill and potential. Enrollment in a library and information science graduate program, or interest in pursuing advanced degree in library science, strongly preferred. 

Commitment:

16 hours per week, minimum. Accommodating schedule.  

Responsibilities may include (dependent on intern skill set, interest, and project availability):

  • Reference: answer questions in person, by email, and over the phone, positive and professional engagement with patrons
  • Circulation of materials to museum staff
  • Shelve materials and maintain stacks
  • Process books (barcode, label, and add/edit catalog item records)
  • File and organize artist file material, and create new artist files as directed
  • Copy catalog MARC records and/or metadata creation
  • Assist with appraisal, inventory, arrangement, processing, basic preservation, and re-housing of archival institutional records
  • Description of archival materials (finding aid revision and creation and archival MARC records)
  • Digitization of materials and working with digital asset management
  • Write blog posts to highlight recent acquisitions

Preferred Skills & Competencies:

  • Interest and experience in library or archives work, and art museums. Course work in related area strongly preferred.
  • Very strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills and comfort in learning new computer programs and databases
  • Strong customer service skills with professional, friendly, and positive demeanor
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Interest in research tools 

Please send letter of interest and resume to lrc@nmwa.org

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Data Catalog Librarian, Health Sciences and Human Services, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

The Data Catalog Librarian at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) supports initiatives related to the development of the UMB Data Catalog, a database of descriptive records for datasets. As part of the Research Data Management Service and working with a dynamic, multidisciplinary data management team, the Data Catalog Librarian will support and promote the new catalog service through planning and conducting outreach efforts to UMB researchers. Additionally, the position is responsible for creating and curating records in the catalog. This new part-time (20 hours/week) position reports to the Head, Resource Development and Sharing and works closely with the metadata librarians.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify datasets of UMB researchers through database searching and working with the Research, Education and Outreach Librarian for each UMB school
  • Develop a promotion and outreach plan to increase awareness of the data catalog
  • Document and maintain a history of outreach activities with faculty and researchers
  • Provide presentations to encourage participation from researchers
  • Conduct interviews with researchers in reference to their research and datasets
  • Assess requirements for appropriate datasets for indexing
  • Collaborate with university researchers and the metadata librarians to submit and curate records for the catalog 

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Experience working in an academic library
  • Experience with promotional and outreach activities
  • Knowledge of copyright law and rights management issues in a digital environment
  • Knowledge of open access and open data
  • Understanding of metadata standards including MeSH
  • Experience searching databases such as Medline and Scopus
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of colleagues within the Library and the University and to translate concepts effectively to a variety of user communities including researchers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with metadata in a health sciences library
  • Knowledge of discovery tools and metadata practices supporting discovery
  • Demonstrated interest in professional advancement evidenced by membership in related professional associations, participation in scholarly activities and continuing education

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating "I verify that my CV is current and accurate" - does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by August 18, 2017. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/DataCatalogLib.    

SALARY RANGE: $25,000 - $30,000 depending on experience

BENEFITS: This is a half-time (50% FTE) position with benefits on a prorated basis. Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.

ENVIRONMENT:

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

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

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

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. 

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Assistant Librarian, Bancroft School, Worcester, MA

Families throughout Central Mass. and MetroWest choose Bancroft School for its robust college-preparatory academics and supportive community. The Bancroft experience fosters good people who emerge as leaders, humanitarians, and globally engaged citizens. Bancroft students develop deep connections in the community, and form lasting relationships with faculty, coaches, and peers. Each child's individual learning style and interests guide their explorations into core academics, arts, sports, and co-curriculars. Founded in 1900, Bancroft is Greater Worcester's leading independent PreK-12 day school. 

The Garfield and Prouty Libraries at Bancroft School seek an Assistant Librarian. This is a full-time, academic year position, reporting to the Director of Library Services.  The Libraries are closely integrated with the School's academic program and are committed to serving children and teachers in many ways.  The Libraries are centers for learning throughout the day, places where students and teachers freely seek and find help and advice and are a part of the School known for friendliness and genuine interest in each user. 

The Assistant Librarian helps the librarians in their work with students and faculty, from teaching classes to maintaining an intellectually stimulating, attractive, welcoming space. This position also requires other kinds of work, including catalog and circulation maintenance and website design.  

A Masters in Library Science or a Bachelors Degree with school library experience is required for this position.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and three current references to Nichole Aubin, Executive Assistant to the Head of School, naubin@bancroftschool.org.

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Associate Librarian, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN / 40 HOURS / DAY / BWH- EDUCATION - (3043079)

Job Description - Updated 06/12/2017

General Summary:

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

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

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

Management and Operational Responsibilities

  • Provides reference support to all BEI Knowledge Center users, including but not limited to conducting literature searches, retrieving print and non-print materials, answering ready reference questions, locating materials, verifying citations, etc.
  • Develops and provides training for physicians, residents, fellows, nurses and all other Brigham staff in how to use web-based databases and other Internet resources.
  • Creates and provides individual and group training associated with the introduction of new technologies.
  • Provides computer hardware and software support.
  • Design and coordinate a robust schedule of community-building data-related events such as showcases, how-to's, drop-ins, and pop-ups.
  • Collaborates with internal and external communities, including Partners IS Knowledge Management, Partners Graduate Medical Education Office, BWH Center for Clinical Investigation, Brigham Research Institute, Harvard Countway Library of Medicine, and Harvard Catalyst to provide coordinated data-related information and services to the Brigham Health community.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge about data tools and techniques and integrate that knowledge into building innovative services.
  • Consults with other BEI staff regarding projects involving technology.
  • Develops and determines needs for training.
  • Continually assess and evaluate classes and activities to provide impactful services and events.
  • Creates innovative ways to build knowledge sharing collaboration among hospital services, training programs, and departments.
  • Creates and maintains communication channels (via newsletters, Twitter, Intranet, etc) to promote BEI Knowledge Center resources, events, and opportunities.
  • Promote collaborative tools to facilitate the sharing of ideas and work among internal teams.
  • Edits and maintains the BEI's library-services intranet site, as well as other sites.
  • Investigates, evaluates, and implements new electronic resources and products.
  • Assists with the document delivery and interlibrary loan process including verifying citations and using interlibrary loan management system (DOCLINE and QuickDoc).
  • Assists the BEI Leadership in developing, updating, and enforcing all policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Professional Growth

  • Remains abreast of information management trends by participating in professional meetings, serving on committees, attending workshops and reading appropriate literature.
  • Maintains awareness of the needs of the Brigham and Women's Hospital by serving on the Library Committee, and other committees as designated by the Library Director.
  • Contributes to Organizational Goals
  • Supports quality patient care by providing current information for all physicians and employees
  • Adheres to the principles of service excellence for all library customers and colleagues
  • Attentive to safety issues in all matters

Qualifications:

  •  Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Working knowledge of automated information storage and retrieval systems
  • An understanding of resource sharing through interlibrary networks and the relationship of health sciences library organizations at the local, regional and national level

Skills Required:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited library school is preferred
  • 2-3  years experience working in health sciences library is preferred
  • Expertise in the use of health sciences reference tools/materials
  • Specific computer skills using National Library of Medicine systems and the OVID medical literature database
  • Knowledge of Windows environment Microsoft Office Suite for word processing, database management and spread sheets is required
  • Experience with the National Library of Medicine classification system
  • Ability to use the internet to identify resources and to assist library customers in using the internet

Working Conditions:

Physical space includes BEI Knowledge Center collective area, and separate cubical working space for efforts performed virtually.   Also many hours of work on spent at a computer.  There is some climbing on foot stools and handling heavy books and journals.

Hospital Wide Responsibilities:

Works within legal, regulatory, accreditation and ethical practice standards relevant to the position and as established by BWH/Partners; follows safe practices required for the position; complies with appropriate BWH and Partners policies and procedures; fulfills any training required by BWH and/or Partners, as appropriate; brings potential matters of non-compliance to the attention of the supervisor or other appropriate hospital staff.

EEO Statement

Brigham and Women's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

Brigham and Women's Hospital I CARE Standards:

The I CARE Standards guide me in my interactions with patients, family members, visitors, colleagues, and neighbors in my workplace and surrounding community to optimize the Brigham experience and help fulfill my role in our mission of providing seamless, high quality patient and family centered care.

C.        I will Communicate my commitment to high quality performance

A.        I will Appear and act as a professional

R.        I will Respect all individuals

E.        I will Extend myself 

Primary Location: MA-Boston-Boston - BWH Main Campus

Work Locations:

75 Francis St

Boston 02115

Job: Admin/Clerical/CustService-Other

Organization: Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)

Schedule: Full-time

Standard Hours: 40

Shift: Day Job

Employee Status: Regular

Recruiting Department: Brigham & Women's Hospital

Posting Date: Jul 11, 2017

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Media Resources Assistant, LibSource, New York City, NY

LibSource, an LAC Group company, seeks a Media Resources Assistant for a prestigious news and media company located in New York City (Manhattan). The Media Resources Assistant is responsible for media software tools as well as a proprietary (DAM) digital asset management system, to enter data, and create new and updated existing asset records. This position requires a flexible schedule and will include rotating shifts that could include days, nights, weekends and holidays. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Screen various video formats for content and to identify persons, places and other relevant information to the news archive
  • Use various media archive software tools, as well as a proprietary (DAM) digital asset management system, to enter metadata
  • Create new and update existing asset records in the system.
  • Create and affix labels, process orders for footage and transcripts as well as physical media assets that may include videos, XDCAM and film.
  • Fulfill as-needed search requests, including finding and sourcing footage and content, often of an urgent, time-sensitive nature.
  • Organize tapes and boxes of assets coming from other locations, and generally assist producers and their assistants in locating library materials
  • Process requests for assets to be pulled from storage locations on and off site.
  • Coordinate order processing tasks to assure that all materials are being trafficked as needed and within the time frames requested

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university is preferred.
  • 1-3 years of digital asset, media or similar experience is required.
  • Must have a good knowledge of historical and current events
  • Must be able to work autonomously
  • Must be computer proficient and be willing and able to learn and use a proprietary digital asset management system quickly and efficiently
LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values diversity in the workforce.  

LAC Group is a premier provider of recruiting and consultancy services for information professionals at U.S. and global organizations including Fortune 100 companies, law firms, pharmaceutical companies, large academic institutions, National Libraries and prominent government agencies.

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Resource Sharing & Collection Maintenance Manager, Oregon State University Libraries, Corvallis, OR

This posting closes on Wednesday, July 19th 2017.

If you enjoy leading a highly productive team and engaging with library staff, faculty, and students, Oregon State University Libraries and Press has a great opportunity for you! We are looking for a manager to lead the Resource Sharing & Collection Maintenance teams. As the supervisor you will: support, develop, and mentor an amazing staff; provide leadership in evaluating, recommending, and implementing new Interlibrary Loan technologies and service models in resource sharing and collection maintenance; maintain, customize, and troubleshoot software; and ensure access to and maintenance of the physical collection. You will be working collaboratively with other libraries, consortial groups (such as Orbis Cascade Alliance and Greater Western Library Alliance), vendors, and, most importantly, patrons.  

Please visit https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/45575 for full details on the position. Posting number: P01391UF

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Electronic Resources & Systems Librarian, Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield, MA

Located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and founded in 1967, Springfield Technical Community College is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC offers a variety of career programs unequaled in the state. Biotechnology, IT Security, Laser Electro-Optics, Nursing, Robotics, Sonography, Telecommunications and dozens of other career programs produce potential employees each year. STCC's highly-regarded transfer programs in Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Science and Technology continue to provide the most economical option for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of over 9,000 day, evening, weekend and online students S.T.C.C. is a vibrant campus rich in diversity.

The STCC Library is well known among students and colleagues for our strength in support of student learning and of student success. The staff is a team of individuals who all contribute to the library's goals. Our work environment is dedicated to collaboration, creativity, and innovation. The library's motto is exceptional content, communications, and community. 

The Electronic Resources/Systems/Reference Librarian will:

  • Coordinate procedures and workflows related to the selection, management, licensing and access to electronic collections.
  • Review and negotiate licenses for electronic resources in collaboration with the Dean of Library Services.
  • Be familiar with STCC's Student Success Plan and determine ways the library can implement the plan.
  • Maintain records of all electronic resources/licenses.
  • Collect and analyze usage statistics for library services.
  • Monitor industry enhancements and new products and make recommendations as appropriate.
  • Coordinate vendor demonstrations and trials.
  • Maintain current awareness of emerging trends to ensure the library's electronic resources are compliant with profession-wide best practices.
  • Maintain and oversee Springshare Resources and the library's website.
  • Maintain and oversee library technology and systems that support student services and library instruction.
  • Work closely with Information Technology to provide the best possible experience for students and patrons as they access our information and services.
  • Work assigned hours at the library's reference desk, providing reference and circulation services.
  • Provide reference and instruction services as needed.
  • Be aware of new technologies and new techniques in reference services.
  • Includes cataloging the occasional unique print and media item using traditional rules (RDA, LCSH, LCC, MARC21). Ability to knowledgeably promote and provide support for such services.
  • Oversees copy cataloging.
  • Brings knowledge and practice of digital librarianship to the library.
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned in accordance with the MTA/MCCC agreement.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Experience working in an academic library
  • Demonstrated proficiency in HTML, XML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Experience working with systems and information technology
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

SALARY:                                    $56,330 - $73,639 to be determined based on education and experience in accordance to the MCCC Contract Salary Grid.

BENEFITS:                                  Yes - State Funded

POSITION CLASSIFICATION:    MCCC  Professional

WORK SCHEDULE:                   37.5 hours per week Monday - Friday

GRANT FUNDED:                      No

PRE-EMPLOYMENT DETAILS:

STCC conducts a pre-employment screening on specified positions, which may include, but is not limited to, a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and/or Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history.  Finalist(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment screening as a condition of employment. 

CLOSING DATE:  July 27, 2017

All applicants must apply online by submitting a cover letter , resume and three (3) professional references to http://www.stcc.edu

The Board of Higher Education and the Boards of Trustees of the Community Colleges maintain and promote a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information maternity leave, military service and national origin ("protected class(s)/classification(s)." Further, this policy prohibits retaliation and incorporates by reference, and where applicable, the requirements of Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1968; Titles I and II of the Civil Rights Act of 1991; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its regulations found at 34 C.F.R. part 106; Equal Pay Act of 1963; Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1988; Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; Section 402 of the Vietnam-era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA); Age Discrimination Act of 1975; Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended; Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993; Federal Executive Order 11246 of 1965, as amended by Executive Order 11375 of 1967; Federal Executive Order 12900 of 1994; Federal Executive Order 13145 of 2000; Federal Executive Order 13160 of 2000; Federal Executive Order 13166 of 2000; Massachusetts Civil Rights Act; Massachusetts General Laws Chapters 151B, 151C, and Chapter 149; directives of the BHE, the Boards of Trustees of the Community Colleges and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and other applicable local, state and federal constitutions, statutes, regulations and executive orders.

STCC's personnel and academic decisions, programs and policies are formulated and conducted in a manner which will ensure equal access for all people and prevent discrimination. As part of this effort, a College will ensure that employment and academic decisions, programs and policies will be based solely on the individual eligibility, merit or fitness of applicants, employees and students without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, military service, gender identity, genetic information, sexual orientation or political or union affiliation.

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LibraryPress@UF Coordinator, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries seek a creative and service-oriented LibraryPress@UF Coordinator - Library Coordinator 2. The Coordinator supports production and development needs for all LibraryPress@UF imprint works (e.g., new publications, republications, expanded editions, digital works, etc.) for design, layout, creation, coordination on metadata (e.g., library records, CIP, and publisher information), developing and maintaining design files and processes, and overall production needs. The LibraryPress@UF focuses on works that are born digital, with print-on-demand options integrated with sole source production, and with digital files hosted as Open Access through the Libraries. The Coordinator provides support to academic faculty collaborating with the Libraries on publishing efforts, and provides support for scholars regarding enhanced monographs in collaboration with the UF Press. Attends relevant conferences (e.g., Association of American University Presses, Library Publishing Forum) for sharing of UF activities and development of best practices.

The Coordinator plays a critical role for enhancing and expanding the existing relationship and activities by serving as a core contact with the UF Press, including for new opportunities in regards to online journals; enhanced monographs; shared events; and collaborative grants including the Open Book Program grant to re-enliven out of print books. 

The search will remain open until August 15, 2017, applicants will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/StaffPositions.html

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

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

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Executive Assistant, Office of the Director of Libraries, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries seek a highly organized, resourceful individual to provide comprehensive administrative support to the Director of Libraries. This position provides an excellent opportunity to contribute to the daily activities, new initiatives, and broader service mission of a dynamic academic research library system. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Executive Assistant provides complex support for the activities of the Director of Libraries. Support tasks include: making travel arrangements; managing calendars; scheduling meetings; coordinating events and managing logistics; processing expense reporting and reimbursements; taking meeting minutes; maintaining wikis, web pages and files; drafting, editing, and proofreading correspondence and documents; and providing administrative support for multiple projects. The Executive Assistant is often a firstline contact for the Director and must exercise sound, independent judgment in fostering a welcoming environment while maintaining the integrity of the Director's calendar. The EA acts as a logistical partner, proactively translating leadership strategies into operational tasks and assisting the Director in tracking deadlines and time management. The EA builds relationships and works with staff in the offices of the Provost, faculty, and other senior leaders. The Executive Assistant also has secondary responsibility for reception and general office operations of the Director's suite. The ideal candidate is flexible and an active and thoughtful contributor to Libraries culture. As a member of the Office of the Director support team, the Executive Assistant provides coverage for other team members during absences and works to collaboratively meet the administrative support needs of the overall senior management group. The Executive Assistant reports to the Director of Libraries. 

QUALIFICATIONS: At least 7 years direct/related experience. Advanced computer skills in Windows environment and software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Web browsers, calendar software, as well as ability to learn additional programs/systems. Excellent administrative and organizational skills, including ability to manage competing priorities. Positive service attitude with demonstrated initiative and tendencies to anticipate administrative needs. Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills. Keen attention to detail and demonstrated ability to analyze and solve problems and to bring tasks and projects to completion. Ability to work independently and resourcefully with minimal supervision and frequent interruptions. Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion and to maintain and safeguard confidentiality of sensitive information. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, patience and diplomacy, and ability to work effectively with a diverse group of people. Proven dependability and record of reliable and punctual attendance.

Desirable: Associate/Bachelor's degree. Work experience in an academic environment or research library. MIT experience a plus. Experience with Concur, SAP, CMSs, wiki management, Visio, Adobe Creative Suite, and Asana (or other project management system).

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

HOURLY RATE AND BENEFITS: $28.00/hour minimum. Actual based on qualifications and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and fully subsidized MBTA passes for local bus and subway service. The MIT Libraries affords a flexible and collegial working environment and provides opportunities for training and skill development.

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

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Access Services Assistant, Information Delivery & Library Access, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries seek a reliable, service-oriented person to join our access services team. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic library environment and to gain valuable pre-professional experience in access services and information delivery.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the direction of the Access Services Manager, assists in all circulation, reserves, and service desk operations, physical delivery between MIT Libraries, including driving a van, and physical space management. The Assistant delivers information service to the MIT community across service points, both physical and virtual, and is responsible for the interpretation of policies and procedures to users and for providing information about access to collections and space. S/he is responsible for opening/closing the library and reports facilities and safety incidents/issues. S/he participates in other activities such as book searching, shelving, collecting statistics, handling financial transactions, sorting & delivering library materials and identifying opportunities for service improvements. The Assistant performs some processing of materials and works with staff to resolve problems, correct errors and maintain the physical condition of collections. The Assistant helps train staff in policies, procedures and technology, and contributes to the development of documentation and training materials. The Assistant may process course reserves, including communication with faculty, TAs and departmental assistants, assist with hiring, training or directing the work of student assistants, monitor other service points, and/or deliver library materials via van to east & north campuses, including pick-up, sorting, delivery, check-in & return of materials between library units. The Assistant may participate in local and librarywide committees/teams/groups or projects and will perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required - Minimum 6 month's direct/related experience that provides an understanding of library or service functions (post high school education can count toward experience). Solid experience with automated library systems and with standard software (e.g. MS Office, e-mail, calendar) as well as an ability to generate reports and to work with data. A keenness for mastering new software, systems and technology and for assisting others in their use. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and proven commitment to delivering high quality customer service. Ability to work and contribute both independently and as part of a service team, to work collaboratively and to interact effectively with a diverse group of people. Strong organizational skills, including ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines. Well-developed problem solving skills, including ability to identify problems, exercise sound decision-making in carrying out solutions, work under pressure and to tolerate ambiguity. Initiative and flexibility for successfully adapting and working creatively in a dynamic environment. Exemplary attendance and dependability a must. Ability to lift 40 lbs, move boxes, shelve library materials, push book trucks, and a tolerance for exposure to dust. A valid driver's license, ability to operate a motor vehicle, and a good driving record.

Preferred - Experience in academic and/or research library or working with Aleph, ILLiad and/or RAPID ILL; compiling and managing data; using social media tools such as WordPress for communication.

HOURS: 35 hours per week, Tuesday-Thursday 2-10, Friday 12-8, Saturday 11-7 includes closing shifts; later hours will occasionally be required Tuesday-Thursday to cover evening staff absences; hours are subject to change depending on library hours for semester and on service needs of department.

HOURLY RATE AND BENEFITS: $17.00/hour minimum. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and fully subsidized MBTA passes for local bus and subway service. The MIT Libraries affords a flexible and collegial working environment and provides opportunities for training and skill development.

Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu/.

Applications must include cover letter and resume. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from women and ethnic minority candidates.

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Reference Librarian, Westfield State University, Westfield, MA

The Ely Library at Westfield State University seeks applicants for a part-time position for 7.5 hours per week beginning in September 9, 2017. Requires Saturdays in Reference and Information Services Department throughout the academic year. The library uses the WorldCat OPAC, OCLC WorldShare Management Services, and LibGuides in a multi-platform computer environment, and is committed to increasing access to electronic databases.

Schedule: Saturday 10 am - 6 pm.

Duties:

-Provide direct Reference services including patron assistance and instruction in the use of online databases

-Creates and maintains library web pages as needed 

Required Qualifications:

MLS/ALA, one year reference experience, computer literacy in a multi-platform environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with WorldCat and Libguides.

Salary: 21.50 / hour, no benefits

Review of applications begins July 14 - will continue until position is filled 

Please go to http://westfield.interviewexchange.com/ to apply.

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Call for Submissions: CfP iPRES2017 Workshop

We have updated submission dates in order to accommodate the change in early registration date for the iPRES 2017 conference.

New dates here, rest of the CfP below and at
https://saab.ischool.utexas.edu/papc2017/:

August 3: early due date for proposals
August 10: early notification of acceptance
August 12: Early registration date for iPRES 2017
August 24: due date for all proposals
August 31: Notification of acceptance
September 29: PAPC2017 Workshop

More information here.

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Call for Submissions: Education for Information

Since 1983,*Education for Information*
<http://www.iospress.nl/journal/education-for-information/has been a forum for debate and discussion on education and training issues in the sphere of information handling and is essential reading for those involved and interested in the field. The scope of the journal is interpreted broadly to encompass all knowledge acquired through teaching, professional practice and research that can be used to enhance pedagogy and education in Library and Information Science (LIS).

As a member of our research community, we would like to invite you to consider submitting your original work for publication in the journal.

*Education for Information
<http://www.iospress.nl/journal/education-for-information/>*offers
contributing authors many benefits, including:

  • Rigorous peer review and speedy manuscript processing
  • Rapid online publication.

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NFAIS Webinar: PrePrints on the Rise

NFAIS Webinar -- Preprints on the Rise: Insights on What's New and What's Next

Date: Thursday, July 27, 2017

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

Location: Virtual

Registration: <https://nfais.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=72&eventId=531330http://www.nfais.org/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=72&eventId=531541

What's the focus?

Twenty-five years ago, the creation of arXiv provided physicists with an efficient way to share their manuscripts before peer review and publication. Since then we have wondered why other discipines have been slow to follow their lead. Until 2014 when others joined such as bioRxiv, F1000 Research, PeerJ, The Winnower, PrePrints.org, and Wellcome Open Research. Join us to gain insights into the cultural dynamics that support PrePrints and explore how they can play an increasingly supportive role in the existing research landscape.

What will our presenters cover?

  •   What recent developments in a variety of disciplines, such as ASAPbio.org, the American Chemical Society (ChemRxiv), the Center for Open Science (PsyArXiv, AgriXiv, SocArXiv, and engXiv), the Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO), and the Social Science Research Network (SSRN), have populated the preprint landscape suggesting that 2017 be considered the "Year of the PrePrint"?
  • What makes the preprint culture work in terms of discovery and funding sources along with the detection of plagiarism and junk science?
  • What factors such as cultural change, preprint policies at universities, preprints' relationship to scholarly journals, and new players will affect the infrastructure of preprints in the near future?

Register Now: http://www.nfais.org/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=72&eventId=531541

Please note: For individual registrations, the costs for this NFAIS Webinar are: $125 for NFAIS members; $150r allied societies*; and $195 for non-members. For group registration, the member rate for unlimited attendance is $295 and the non-member rate for unlimited attendance is $450.

*Allied Societies: LYRASIS, CENDI, ICSTI, Society for Scholarly Publishing, the Professional & Scholarly Publishing Division of AAP, Association of American University Presses, NISO and ASIS&T.

Contact:

For more information about this event or any of those shown below, please contact Nancy Blair-DeLeon, NFAIS Director of Professional Development, at 443-221-2980 ext. 102 or nblairdeleon@nfais.org.

Upcoming NFAIS Events:

July 25, 2017: Lunch & Learn: Customer Research: From Discovery to Execution<http://www.nfais.org/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=72&eventId=515977>

July 31, 2017: Can R&D Funding Be Separated From Political Agendas<https://nfais.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=72&eventId=531330>

October 2-3, 2017: Open Access and Beyond Conference<http://www.nfais.org/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=72&eventId=527361&orgId=nfais>

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Call for Papers: ALISE 2018

Submit by July 15th!

The deadline for juried paper proposal submissions is July 15, 2017. Please consider submitting your completed or in-progress work. The theme of the 2018 conference - Expanding the LIS Education Universe - calls for educators, practitioners, and policy makers to address the ever-expanding horizon and the current terrain of the field of LIS education.

The conference will provide opportunities for attendees to:

  • Share ideas for new and innovative programs and emerging curricular areas or specializations within MLIS programs
  • Discuss how new undergraduate and graduate programs may complement ALA-accredited masters programs
  • Exchange ideas on pedagogy and curriculum for evidence-based learning
  • Present research on topics that help to inform the expanding educational programs
  • Address interdisciplinary convergence in the field of LIS
  • Design high impact educational practices for learner engagement
  • Learning outcome assessment

Applicants will be informed of the committee's decisions by September 14, 2017. Conference presentation time slots will be published online and in the conference program. All presenters are required to register for the ALISE 2018 conference in Denver, CO. Accepted papers and panels will be published in an online open access proceedings.

Please note:

Juried paper proposals accepted for presentation at the conference which are developed into full papers, may be submitted to JELIS for consideration for publication.

Questions? Please direct any questions regarding the 2018 call for juried papers to committee co-chairs.

Abebe Rorissa, University at Albany, SUNY
arorissa@albany.edu

Wooseob Jeong, Emporia State University
wjeong1@emporia.edu

ALISE
office@alise.org | 206-209-5267 | www.alise.org

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Pharmacy Liaison Librarian/Assistant University Librarian, George A. Smathers Libraries, Gainesville, FL

The University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries seek a creative and service-oriented liaison librarian at the Health Science Center Library. The Pharmacy Liaison 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 Pharmacy Liaison Librarian will serve on various committees and teams.  To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Pharmacy Liaison Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and perspectives in work activities. The Pharmacy Liaison 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 August 31, 2017, review of applicants will begin August 1, 2017. 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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Audiovisual Archives Internship, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA

LISTING NUMBER 17-AV-03

Posting Date: 11 July 2017

Closing Date:  30 July 2017

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

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

The Audiovisual Archives has openings for two interns to work 16 hours per week. Please include the following materials in your application:

  • Cover letter stating why you are interested in an internship in the Audiovisual Archives and expected graduation date. Please include the listing number, 17-AV-03, in the cover letter.
  • Résumé
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Application form (attached)

Closing date for this posting is 30 July 2017. Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Applications are accepted electronically with the subject line stating "AV Internship Application-17-AV-03-[Your Name]" to laurie.austin[at]nara.gov. 

Candidates must be US citizens currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, ideally in archival studies, public history, or a program in media arts with a strong audiovisual focus. Interns will receive a monthly stipend (e.g., $560 for part time, 16 hours/week) paid on the 15th of the month. The internship will begin on or around September 15, 2017. The hours are Monday through Friday, 9-5:00.

JOHN F. KENNEDY LIBRARY FOUNDATION

Internship Application Form 

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

Internship Vacancy Announcement Number:__17-AV-03_  ___________________

Name: ____________________________________________________________________

School (temporary) Address: __________________________________________________

City: __________________________________ State: _______ Zip: ___________________

Home (permanent) Address: ___________________________________________________

City: __________________________________ State: _______ Zip: ___________________

Telephone(s): Home: __________________________ Cell: __________________________

Email: _____________________________________________________________________

College/University: __________________________________________________________

Major Subject/Graduate Program:_______________________________________________

Date of (expected) graduation:__________________________________________________

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

__________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________

Period of Internship:

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

Structure of Internship: 

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

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Electronic Resources Management Librarian, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Working Title:

Electronic Resources Management Librarian

Official Title:

ACADEMIC LIBRARIAN(R04DN) or ASSOC ACAD LIBRARIAN(R04FN)

Degree and area of specialization:

MS/MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent required

 

 

PVL # 91401

Required Qualifications
- Demonstrated understanding, through experience and/or coursework, of electronic resource life cycle activities and the electronic resource environment in an academic library or library consortial setting
- Demonstrated ability to set priorities, exercise flexibility in meeting objectives, and effectively manage multiple projects and assignments
- Excellent interpersonal, analytical, organizational, problem-solving, and communication skills, including evidence of ability to work collegially and collaboratively within and across organizations
- Demonstrated understanding of the complex, ever-changing electronic publishing environment and library marketplace
- Proficiency with spreadsheet and word processing software, such as MS Word and Excel 

Preferred Qualifications
- Experience with Acquisitions operations in an integrated library system 
- Experience in developing, analyzing, and documenting workflows and procedures 
- Familiarity with and/or experience with one or more of the following: electronic resources management systems, cataloging/metadata, link resolver software, library discovery systems, proxy configurations
- Ability to use relational database programs such as MS Access
- Demonstrated proficiency in data gathering, including usage statistics, and analysis techniques to support assessment activities and statistical analysis

 

Position Summary:

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

 

The University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks an innovative, collaborative, creative and dynamic individual to serve as an Electronic Resources Management Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Electronic Resources, this position will be part of a newly formed Electronic Resources Management Team, and will assist in the acquisition, management, and delivery of electronic resources for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries. This is an exciting opportunity to grow professionally and contribute to the success of an ARL library at a major research university. 

This position is responsible for providing varied levels of support for management of the e-resource life cycle and the discovery of and access to electronic resources. This will be accomplished through a range of activities; duties may include processing new orders for electronic resources, assisting with licensing, aiding in the management of electronic journal, e-book, streaming video, and database subscriptions, activating online access for electronic resources, trouble-shooting technical and subscription-related access problems, and actively working and communicating with vendor/publishers/library staff concerning electronic resources. 

The Libraries at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are dedicated to the practices of social justice, diversity, equality, and respect among our staff, students, collections, and services. We strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society and embrace diverse points of view as assets to the fabric of our community. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment, and we encourage candidates to apply who share these values.

Principal duties:

35% Electronic Resources Acquisitions and Order/Access Management 
- Assist in coordinating acquisition, trials, processing, payment, renewal and cancellation activities with publishers/vendors and staff, utilizing the Alma integrated library system and other relevant systems.
- Assist Electronic Resources and other library staff, such as Cataloging, in managing activation and appropriate access and maintaining accurate information about electronic resources in all relevant systems.
- Analyze, troubleshoot and resolve issues related to electronic resource maintenance, access, payment and other performance matters, via responding to reports in GLS Online, and through other mechanisms.
- Initiate problem solving routines and strategize possible solutions.
- Support licensing activities through assisting in the set up and maintenance of electronic resources and the resolution of access problems. Research library systems and records to verify status of payment, confirm extent of access issues, and seek assistance from vendors when necessary.
- Foster a collaborative, inter-departmental approach to problem solving and decision making
- Contribute to development and documentation of procedures and effective workflows for management of electronic resources.

30% Subscription Management/Maintenance
- Help manage processes related to purchases and subscriptions of electronic journal and databases, including vendor communication, subscription upgrades or changes, cancellations, title changes, and vendor, publisher, and aggregator changes.
- Maintain as appropriate electronic resources subscription information in bibliographic records for Alma ILS, and other mechanisms for information storage.
- Monitor publisher and vendor correspondence for changes or additions to subscriptions or access policies of owned and leased electronic resources. In consultation with Acquisitions and other staff, determine course of action which may include checking Alma order and payment history; contacting subject librarians or other staff in Collection Development, LTG, and other campus libraries; and dealing directly with the vendor/publisher.
- Evaluate and process payments for electronic resources; review vendor invoices for accuracy and completeness.

20% Licensing 
- Review and negotiate license agreements with publishers/vendors to reach favorable pricing and licensing terms.
- Track and coordinate communication with vendors, and University IT and library staff on alleged violations or breaches of licensed e-resources contracts.
- Establish and maintain excellent publisher/vendor relationships
- Contribute to development and implementation of policies regarding licensing information in Alma

10% Collection Development/Assessment
- Work closely with other Acquisitions staff and subject librarians to support e-collection development and collection assessment
- Assist in gathering data and statistics for external reporting, such as to ARL, ACRL, etc.

5% Professional Development
- Participate in professional development activities, which may include research to further the field of librarianship; committee service at the library, campus, state or national levels; publication; continuing education; and professional association activities.
- Maintain awareness of emerging issues, trends, standards, and technologies in the management of licensed electronic resources and the Library¿s management and discovery systems and understand how these can impact resources and services.

 

Additional Information

 

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is long established as a preeminent public research university. The impact and achievements from the research, teaching and service conducted by its faculty, staff and students are far-reaching and global in scope. The University today is fully engaged in educational innovation.

The UW-Madison Libraries is one of the ten largest public university library systems in the United States. The libraries on the campus of UW-Madison reflect the breadth and comprehensiveness of the University's highly ranked schools, colleges, departments, centers and institutes and are a highly-valued partner in teaching, research and learning at the university. Campus library collections are coordinated through the leadership of the General Library System (GLS), which provides technical infrastructure, support for acquisitions, and the integration of campus library services. The GLS spends more than $11 million per year on collection materials of which approximately $9 million is spent on electronic resources.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
A period of evaluation will be required
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Employee Class:

 

Academic Staff

Department(s):

LIBR/CENTRAL TECHNICAL SERVICE

Full Time Salary Rate:

Minimum $48,000 ANNUAL (12 months) 
Depending on Qualifications

Term:

This is a renewable appointment.

Appointment percent:

100%

Anticipated begin date:

OCTOBER 01, 2017

Number of Positions:

1

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION

Application must be received by: AUGUST 16, 2017

HOW TO APPLY:

A cover letter and resume are required. All applications must be submitted through the UW-Madison job application system. Contact Anne Murphy-Lom with any questions.

Questions about the position can be directed to:

Anne Murphy-Lom

Phone: 608-262-2768

728 State St   

Fax: N/A

367 Memorial Library   

Email: anne.murphylom@wisc.edu

Madison, WI 53706-1418   

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: Please indicate in writing if you request that your identity be kept confidential. If you do not indicate your preference to remain confidential, the University may be required to disclose your identify and/or application materials. The identity of finalists and successful candidates will be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).  

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Feedback, questions or accessibility issues: ohrwebmaster@ohr.wisc.edu

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Archivist, Mattapoisett Historical Society, Mattapoisett, MA

The Mattapoisett Historical Society has an immediate opening for an Archivist. Under the supervision of the Curator, the Archivist will accession, arrange, digitize, describe, and re-house manuscript collections, photographs, maps, and other material as well as implement basic preservation methods. The Archivist will also provide reference and other assistance as needed.

The Archivist must possess strong analytical, organizational, and computer skills, as well as a degree in Library Science (MLS) or Library Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA- accredited library school. Knowledge of Early American and New England history required along with 1-3 years' experience with archival records, preferably in a museum setting. Experience using PastPerfect preferred.

This is a 20 hour a week ($20/hour), 2-year grant-funded position.

To apply, send letter of interest, résumé, and contact information for three references to info@mattapoisetthistoricalsociety.org.

The application deadline is August 1, 2017. No phone calls accepted. Mattapoisett Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer. www.mattapoisetthistoricalsociety.org

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Instructional & Research Librarian, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA

Penrose Library seeks an innovative librarian to provide instructional and research assistance to the faculty, students, and staff of Whitman College. Responsibilities will include designing, delivering, and assessing information literacy instruction; serving as liaison to academic departments or programs; and participating in library planning and policy-making in a shared decision-making environment. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute knowledge of current instructional and digital learning technologies to Instructional and Research Services and other library programs.

The MLS or comparable degree from an ALA-accredited program is required. Experience in academic library instruction or post-secondary instruction is desired. Early career librarians are encouraged to apply.

Whitman College is building a diverse academic community and welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the College's learning environment. Whitman is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Whitman College is an EEO employer.

Required Qualifications:

  • MLS or comparable degree from an ALA-accredited program;
  • ability to develop research guides and appropriate pedagogical materials in order to effectively deliver instruction at different achievement levels;
  • ability to exploit digital learning technologies in order to further instructional programs and initiatives;
  • strong interpersonal and communication skills in order to effectively collaborate with other campus departments, individuals, and outside constituencies.

Penrose Library has a strong service orientation, a team-oriented approach to decision making, and provides excellent opportunities for professional development. Penrose Library consistently ranks highly in Princeton Review's "Best College Library" category and Whitman College is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 50 liberal arts colleges in the country.

Whitman Whitman's beautiful tree-lined campus is home to an intellectually dynamic and diverse community of some 500 staff and faculty and 1,500 students. The area allows one to experience a wide variety of recreational opportunities, provides access to more than a dozen art galleries, three theatres, and the oldest continuous symphony west of the Mississippi River. Whitman has vibrant theatre and music programs and routinely invites renowned speakers and performers to campus.

Application Procedure
Please submit application letter, vita, and contact information for three references through the College Employment Opportunities form at https://whitmanhr.simplehire.com 

Application review will begin August 7, 2017 and will continue until filled.

Please direct questions about this position to Lee Keene, Head of Instruction, Research, & Assessment (keenelp@whitman.edu). For more information about Whitman College see www.whitman.edu. Successful candidates must be able to pass a background check.

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Fall 2017 Scholarship and Staff Development Program, Massachusetts Library Aid Association, Boston, MA

The Massachusetts Library Aid Association (MLAA) Committee on Aid to Small Public Libraries is pleased to announce its Scholarship Program for the Fall 2017 term. MLAA is a private foundation. The purpose of this program is to subsidize training in Library and Information Science for librarians and library staff who are presently employed in smaller Massachusetts public libraries. This is not an MBLC sponsored grant program; however we have worked in partnership with MLAA for more than seventy years.

To be eligible for the MLAA Scholarship Program applicants must currently work (for a minimum of one year) in a Massachusetts Public Library in a community of 35,000 population or less and their annual salary may not exceed $35,000.

There are two types of individual funding offered to prospective applicants currently employed in a Massachusetts public library. There is also a scholarship available for staff training. 

  • Scholarship Assistance (Individual):  Scholarships ranging from $350-500 may be given to cover courses and training programs which must be directly applicable to pursuing an MLS/MLIS degree. Previous grant awardees may apply; however, in no case will more than three scholarships be made to an individual.


Please Note: Occasionally a small amount of additional money is available for a travel allowance for those commuting 80 miles or more.
 

  • Continuing Education Grant (Individual): Grants with a $400 maximum may be given to cover taking an online course, attending a workshop or program, or a conference who will in turn share this information with their library staff. Requests for individuals wishing support for course work outside the LIS degree program should apply using this application form. 

  • Staff Development for Libraries: Awards of up to $500 will be given to public libraries in Massachusetts communities of 35,000 population or less, who have identified a staff training or continuing education need and have developed a plan for meeting that need.  The subject of the proposed Staff Development plan may vary widely among libraries, but it should be one that improves and updates staff members' ability to conduct library operations and services, resulting in better service to library users. 

Application forms are attached to this email.  Please email completed application to Amy Clayton, Administrative Assistant, LAD Unit, MBLC.amy.clayton@state.ma.us  Applications must be received on Friday, August 18, 2017 by 4:00 p.m. and no applications will be considered after this deadline. Notification will take place after Labor Day.

Questions? Please contact Shelley Quezada, Consultant to the Underserved, at the MBLC by email at shelley.quezada@state.ma.us or call (617) 725-1860 ext. 235  You may also contact:  Kristi Chadwick, Mass. Library System (MLS)kristi@masslibsystem.org  or call 508.357.2121 x117.

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Post-doc Position, L3i Laboratory, University of La Rochelle, France

The L3i laboratory, University of La Rochelle - France, in the context of the CHIST-ERA SPIRIT project, has one open post-doc position in computer science, in the specific field of document image analysis and pattern recognition.

Duration: 24 months
Position available from:  October 1st, 2017
Salary: 2100 € / month (net) 
Place: in the L3i lab at La Rochelle, France
Specialty: Computer Science / Image Processing / Document Analysis / Pattern Recognition

Candidates must have a completed PhD and research experience in image processing and analysis or pattern recognition.

Candidates should send a CV and a motivation letter to mickael.coustaty [at] univ-lr.fr and petra.gomez [at] univ-lr.fr before the 15th of August.

More details available in the attached file, and/or available at this link: https://ao.univ-lr.fr/index.php/s/3ngixV00jJlTVTy

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Library Assistant, Adult Services, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

The work week is 15 hours. Initial schedule is Thursdays, 5:00PM to 9:00PM, Fridays, 10:00AM to 5:00PM, and Saturdays, 12:00PM to 5:00PM. Hours are assigned and may be changed to meet the needs of the Department and the Library.

QUALIFICATIONS:   

High school diploma or high school equivalency required. A bachelor's degree or coursework beyond high school diploma or high school equivalency required. A bachelor's degree or coursework beyond high school is desirable. Requires sufficient experience in prior employment to indicate an ability to successfully perform the duties of the job.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Basic knowledge of library techniques, tools, concepts, and resources
  •  Comfortable with computers and technology, including knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and the internet; Comfortable with or willing to learn use of tablets and e-readers
  • Exceptional customer services skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to follow oral and/or written instructions quickly and thoroughly
  • Ability to communicate effectively, patiently and courteously with supervisor, library staff, and the public
  • Genuine interest in helping library patrons and providing excellent service
  • Punctuality and dependability
  • Resourcefulness   Tact   Patience   Initiative   Enthusiasm   Maturity  
  • Ability to handle multiple activities or interruptions at once
  • Flexibility generally as well as in emergency staffing situations
  • Ability to work with enthusiasm and initiative, a cheerful disposition, and a willingness to work positively, effectively and harmoniously with others within a team model, assisting and supporting coworkers
  • Good knowledge of popular adult materials

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including office equipment such as computers, tablets, printers, AV equipment and e-readers. Ability to sit and use computer workstation, including keyboard and visual display terminal, for extended periods of time. Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor and up ramp, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books or other materials or equipment. Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work. Time management ability to set priorities in order to meet assignment deadlines. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities which permits the employee to communicate effectively. Sufficient vision or other powers of observation which permits the employee to read books and patron requests, as well as to see what patrons are doing when they are at some distance from the workstation. Sufficient manual dexterity which permits the employee to conduct data entry, open boxes and DVDs, cover books. Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permits the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Works in assigned area, including branches as needed. Work is performed primarily in an indoor setting at the Main Library. Normal office exposure to noise, stress and interruptions. Attends and participates in continuing educational programs designed to keep abreast of changes.

DUTIES:

Using basic library techniques and skills under the general supervision of the professional staff, provides exceptional service at the Q&A desk and Information Commons, shelves and assists in the provision of quality public service.

  • Delivers exceptional and engaging customer service to the public
  • Under supervision of the Manager of Adult Services, provides reference/ readers' advisory service to the public in person, on the telephone, and by electronic means:
    • Assists patrons in the use of library resources; explains print and online sources
    • Assists patrons in the use of library computers and other library resources such as e-book readers and downloadable content
    • Assists patrons with placing holds and inter-library loan requests
    • Participate in merchandizing the collection; shelves materials and shelf-reads as needed
  • Maintains the orderly function of the Information Commons, including communicating with the Manager of Adult Services and IT staff, enforcing the computer use policy, and basic computer troubleshooting
  • Maintains work area in an orderly manner
  • Works in other public service areas as needed
  • Performs other tasks as assigned by the Manager of Adult Services for the good of the department and the library

SALARY: $22.30 per hour to $24.01 per hour in five steps

DEADLINE: August 1, 2017 

APPLY TO:              

City of Cambridge

Personnel Department, Room 309

795 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139

Please send 2 copies each of cover letter & resume

Fax: 617-349-4312

employment@cambridgema.gov

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Head of Borrowing Services and Assessment, Colgate University Libraries, Hamilton, NY

The Colgate University Libraries seek a collaborative, experienced, forward-thinking leader as the Head of Borrowing Services and Assessment. Reporting to the University Librarian and serving on the senior management team, the department head provides vision and strategic leadership for Borrowing Services, and works closely with and supports the Borrowing Services Manager. The individual serves as the campus copyright resource person and liaison to general counsel in matters of library copyright compliance. The incumbent leads the libraries' Assessment Committee and assessment activities. This includes oversight and, working in collaboration with library administrators and managers, coordination of library statistical data collection across all library departments that informs standard library and institutional surveys. This person provides significant support for the libraries' research and instruction services, serving as a liaison to academic departments, providing reference and research consultation services and teaching library information literacy instruction sessions. The department head supports the University Librarian in vetting new ideas, initiatives, and strategic plans.

QUALIFICATIONS

It is expected that all Colgate University Libraries faculty and staff members will demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position responsibilities. These are: patron focus; collaboration; effective team skills; creative problem solving; continuous learning; and a commitment to inclusion.

REQUIRED

  • Master's Degree from an ALA-accredited library school or program
  • Strong organizational skills and written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic environment
  • Strong service orientation with the ability to interact positively with students, faculty, and the public.

PREFERRED

  • At least five years post-graduate school experience in library public services
  • Two years of direct supervision of support and/or professional staff.
  • Experience with one or more aspects of borrowing services, e.g. circulation, reserves, resource sharing, ASRS and stacks maintenance.
  • Knowledge of and experience with copyright law in the academic setting.
  • Experience with library statistical standards, data, tools and assessment
  • Experience providing reference services
  • Experience with classroom instruction or training
  • Experience leading teams and fostering collaborative relationships.
  • Experience with liaison work in academic libraries
  • Evidence of managing multiple projects or priorities
  • Experience working in an academic library.

Additional information about Colgate University, the Colgate Libraries, and the full job description can be found at http://cul.colgate.edu/joinus.html. Application instructions can be found at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9340. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vita, and provide email addresses for three references, including current supervisor. Candidates should address in their letter of application how they meet the required qualifications. Official transcripts will be required of candidates selected for an on-campus interview.

Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe how they have or would propose to work in a diverse environment.

Review of application materials will begin on August 14, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at www.upstatenyherc.org.

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by law. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply

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Librarian/Media Specialist, Spaulding Memorial School, Townsend, MA

Job ID: 2822012 Application Deadline: July 26, 2017
Posted: July 12, 2017 Starting Date: August 2017

Elementary Library teacher for students in grades kindergarten through fourth grade. 

  • Familiarity with Destiny Library Manager system (or similar system)
  • Familiarity with Massachusetts School Library Association Recommended Standards for PreK - Grade 12 Information Literacy Skills
  • Ability to collaborate with classroom teachers and other specialists as a partner in the instructional process
  • Familiarity with Fountas and Pinnell book leveling system and how to support students and staff
  • Ability to foster a creative, flexible environment so that the school library is an essential part of the learning community
  • Ability to work with Parent Teacher Organization organizing and running yearly Book Fair, as well as, ability to work with parent and community volunteers on a regular basis to check in and shelf books.
  • Develop an assessment system to drive library instruction that supports Massachusetts learning standards and student needs.
  • Familiarity working with students with special needs in the areas of academics, social skills and health related needs
  • Foster a love of reading in students for both fiction and non-fiction selections

Position Type: Full-time 
Positions Available: 1

Apply here.

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Research Librarian, Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA

Reporting to the Director of the Library, the Research Librarian is responsible for developing and teaching information literacy sessions, managing aspects of collection development, maintaining portions of the library website, and overseeing aspects of the day-to-day operations of the Library. 

The primary duties of this Professional Staff year-round position include: providing curricular reference service; collaborating with teaching faculty to develop and teach information literacy sessions; creating LibGuides and research exercises; managing aspects of collection development; maintaining portions of the library website; collecting statistics, analyzing data and creating reports for the Library Director.

Secondary duties include:  providing reference and circulation services; promoting the library, its services and collections to the Academy community; advising the Director in establishing, reevaluating and implementing policies and procedures and enforcing the general policies and procedures of the Academy and the library.

The Research Librarian works primarily during the academic school day as well as one to two evenings per week and one weekend per month while school is in session.  This position also works over the summer, as scheduled by the Director.  In some circumstances, it may be important to assist during adverse weather and emergencies to ensure essential services and service points are covered.

The successful candidate will possess a MLS or equivalent  degree, 3-5 years library experience, preferably in an academic setting, considerable experience with library research, the ability to instruct and train students, faculty and community members at all skill levels, exceptional communication skills, the ability to interact effectively with students and employees and to work independently within a team environment, strong computer skills, enthusiasm for change and the provision of innovative service, and an overall commitment to excellence. 

Please visit www.deerfield.edu/jobs to apply online.

Deerfield Academy does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, transgender status, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, age, disability, status as a veteran or being a member of the Reserves or National Guard, or any other classification protected under state or federal law.

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Cataloger, Minuteman Library Network, Natick, MA

The Minuteman Library Network is currently seeking an energetic and customer service focused individual for the position of Cataloger. If you are interested in applying please send cover letter and resume to Jeremy Goldstein, jgoldstein@minlib.net

Closing date is July 28,2017

Under the general supervision of the Supervisor of Resource Management, performs original and copy cataloging for all formats of materials and provides related support to member libraries.  

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

  • Performs original and copy cataloging in all formats in English and foreign languages, and reviews and edits records as needed.
  • Searches Bibliographic Utility (e.g., OCLC) for copy cataloging; performs basic editing of OCLC records; downloads records to match and overlay brief bibliographic records for on order and received materials in the Minuteman database.
  • Participates in database maintenance and quality control by correcting errors, merging duplicate records, and upgrading or overlaying temporary or short records into full MARC records.
  • Communicates regularly with member libraries by phone and e-mail to provide support, resolve cataloging problems, and explain policies and procedures.
  • Prepares reports and lists of records using the Integrated Library System.
  • Assists with the work of other Catalogers when the workflow of the department requires it.
  • Assists the Supervisor of Resource Management in coordinating Department workflow, writing policies and procedures for the department and libraries, and other projects as requested.
  • Serves on Network committees and task forces as needed.
  • Keeps up-to-date on national and local library developments related to cataloging and the Integrated Library System, through professional literature, workshops, conferences, and interaction with professional peers.
  • Performs special projects and other related duties as required, directed, or as the situation dictates.
  • Regular attendance at the workplace is required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

None.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited institution and one to three years experience in original and copy cataloging across a variety of formats, preferably in a traditional library setting.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated familiarity with cataloging standards and formats.
  • Experience with Integrated Library Systems (ILS), preferably Sierra.
  • Experience using the OCLC cataloging interface (Connexion).
  • Knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Office, and other software necessary for assigned duties.
  • Ability to work independently and use professional judgment to solve problems.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, and to collaborate with individuals and groups.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Basic reading knowledge of one or more foreign languages  a plus.
  • Familiarity with issues of consortia.

Full Time: 37.5 hours per week

Salary: $23.39 - $32.74  per hour.

Benefits: health insurance, retirement plan and more. 

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Access Services Librarian, Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

The Loyola Notre Dame Library is looking for a dynamichands-on, collaborative leader for the position of Access Services Librarian to join our Access, Research, and Learning Department. The Access Services Librarian supervises unit staff and provides operational management for all access services functions including circulation, course reservesinterlibrary loan, single point of service help desk and stacks management.

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Native American Fellowship, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

Announcing our new one year Native American Long-term Fellowship to begin mid-September 2017!

The Peabody Essex Museum is pleased to announce a post-graduate curatorial fellowship for 2017-2018, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Beginning in mid-September 2017, this twelve month fellowship will provide curatorial training and support scholarly research related to the collections and exhibitions of the Peabody Essex Museum. The Native American Fellow is fully integrated into the Exhibition Research and Publishing (ERP) team of PEM's Curatorial department with duties comparable to those of assistant curator. This position supports collection curators on exhibition planning, implementation, and other curatorial projects. ERP team members manage a portfolio of specific curatorial projects that require them to: develop exhibition proposals; research and implement exhibitions, publications, and interpretive materials; and research and/or facilitate collection-related projects. The position interfaces across many PEM departments, especially with Collection Services, Registration, Exhibition Planning, Interpretation, and Conservation, regarding the implementation of projects.

Applications deadline is Friday, July 28, 2018. To access the full position description, application guidelines and application, please visit: http://www.pem.org/about/_employment/open_positions/

Please contact Jennifer Himmelreich (Diné), Native American Fellowship Program Specialist, with any questions: by phone at 978-542-1894 (direct line) or by email at jennifer_himmelreich[at]pem.org

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Call for Submissions: iConference 2018

iConference 2018 is now accepting submissions. Details on the conference website at http://ischools.org/the-iconference/

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Call for Applications: ASIS&T SIG USE Innovation Award

We hope you will consider applying for the SIG USE Innovation Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize innovative human information behavior work of any formats including papers, videos, demos, and other works that are accepted by the ASIS&T conference. 
The award winners will receive a Certificate and a check for $200 at the SIG USE symposium to be held at the upcoming ASIST Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.
The application package should include a cover letter and a copy of the work to be considered. Detailed information for application can be found from https://siguse.wordpress.com/innovationaward/
Applications for the SIG USE EInnovation Award is due August 1, 2017 (Notice the extended due date!). Applications can be forwarded to both of the SIG USE Awards Co-Chairs: Sue Yeon Syn (syn@cua.edu) and Sanghee Oh (sangee.oh@cnu.ac.kr).  

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School Library/Media Specialist, Lowell Community Charter Public School, Lowell, MA

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and deliver lesson plans, all K-8 classes, for teaching information literacy skills, the information search process, and literature appreciation with knowledge of the Massachusetts State Frameworks
  • Build school and teacher capacity in order to enhance students' twenty-first century skills including information literacy, digital age literacy, inventive thinking, high productivity, and effective communication.
  • Foster a collaborative culture that promotes quality relationships, learning, creativity, innovation, and risk taking that improves student learning.
  • Promote the love of reading and exhibit a strong knowledge of literature appropriate to the school level.
  • Plan and lead school wide literacy activities.
  • Maintain a supportive and engaging environment, in the physical and virtual library.
  • Collaborate with and assist teachers and students to search out their informational needs, critically evaluate materials, and use technology to synthesize their findings into new knowledge.
  • Collaborate with teachers to provide resources and activities for course, unit and lesson integration.
  • Collaborate with the Technology Director and other appropriate personnel to deliver assistance to teachers in integrating technology into their classrooms.
  • Teach information literacy skills. Organize and manage the School collection of print and electronic resources to promote teacher and student learning.
  • Identify, plan and implement professional opportunities that address school-learning goals.
  • Model continuous learning, keep current, and model effective strategies and practices.
  • Actively participate in professional learning.
  • Perform administrative duties associated with the maintenance of the library collection and management.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the inventory of all the School audio-visual equipment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Master's degree preferred.
  • Massachusetts license in Library/Media required.
  • Excellent instructional technology, oral and written communication skills.
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Bilingual (Spanish and/or Khmer) preferred.


The LCCPS is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age (40 or over), disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other legally protected status under local, state, or federal law.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

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Head Children's Services Librarian, Brockton Public Library, Brockton, MA

Applications for the position of Head Children's Services Librarian are being accepted for appointment by the Board of Library Trustees beginning June 6, hire date to be determined. This is a full time (35 hours per week) year round position required to work one or two evenings a week, two Saturdays out of four, and morning, afternoon, and evening hours. The position will be subject to a six (6) month probationary work period. The position will be compensated in eight step raises (on or after the anniversary of employment).

Step 1: 45,782

Step 2: 46,982

Step 3: 48,224

Step 4: 50,526

Step 5: 52,990

Step 6: 54,802 

Step 7: 57,874

Step 8: 61,362

Duties:

  • Interviews, trains, supervises and evaluates departmental personnel (staff and volunteers)
  • Oversees collection development for the Main Library's children's materials including: establishing priorities, administering budget, coordinating ordering and weeding, evaluating donations, and assessing mending needs
  • Provides reference and readers advisory materials and aids
  • Plans, promotes, conducts and oversees storytelling sessions and other programs and special events for children.
  • Assists patrons and staff in using computer resources
  • Serves as liaison with public and private schools
  • Coordinates contact with school, community groups and agencies to improve and extend library services for children
  • Coordinates children's programs and services with branch librarians Inputs or oversees the inputting of data into the OCLN database
  • Oversees and/or provides full range of circulation services: charges, renews, reserves, and shelves library materials: issues library cards: processes overdue notices and reports
  • Coordinates, displays and exhibits for children at the Main Library and at designated outside exhibit areas
  • Maintains, in conjunction with the schedule maker, the weekly work schedule
  • Prepares reports as requested
  • Responds to mail, fax, and e-mail requests for information regarding children's services
  • Maintains circulation, program attendance, and financial record
  • Assists in the development of library policies and procedures
  • Assess budget and supply needs of the department
  • Participates in grant writing
  • Serves on professional and network committees
  • Participates in workshop and training opportunities
  • May be required to serve as "Librarian in Charge" in the absence of the Assistant Library Director and Library Director Performs other duties as assigned by the Assistant Library Director and Library

Director Qualifications:

  • MLS required, experience in a public service library position preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of children's literature required
  • Experience in collection development, reference, library promotion and outreach required
  • Technical skill searching the Internet, on-line services and CD ROM products required
  • Successful experience as a supervisor preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills required
  • Ability to relate to children, parents, teachers and staff with professional friendliness, patience, tact and resourcefulness

Benefits: The position is covered under the terms of the contract with the Brockton Public Library Employees' Association, SEIU, Local 888.

Interested applicants should forward a letter of application and resume by to:

Paul Engle, Library Director,

Brockton Public Library,

304 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301

or by email: pengle@cobma.us.

The City of Brockton requires residency within one year of appointment and must remain a resident for 7 years. Finalists will be subject to a Criminal Record Information (CORI) check, and the City of Brockton is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Director, World Awareness Children's Museum, Glens Falls, NY

The Director will achieve the Museum's mission to "bring our diverse world to children" primarily through its interactive exhibitions, educational programs using its prestigious collections of children art from 80 countries and related educational objects. The Director will serve as principal community spokesperson, lead staff, manage museum operations, develop and execute Museum policies as directed by the Board of Trustees.

Strong skills are required in development, fundraising, marketing, finance, administration, leadership, and vision. A minimum of 3-5 years of experience required in nonprofit management, museum studies, business, or related field.

The full job description is posted on www.worldchildrensmuseum.org.

Address cover letter with resume to Edward Fitzgerald, President, Board of Trustees and send to Karin Kilgore-Green at kgreen@jmzarchitects.com by August 4, 2017.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $47,500 - 52,500

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Senior Accountant, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

Reporting to the Controller, the Senior Accountant shares responsibility for managing the Museum's accounting system including general ledger, support and program revenue and receivables, accounts payable, cash management, and monthly journal entries. The Senior Accountant also serves as the primary lead for the payroll and timekeeping systems.

For more info and to apply: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/9131

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Executive Assistant to The President & Ceo, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

American Ancestors / New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) seeks an Executive Assistant to the President and CEO. The candidate will provide administrative support to the President and CEO and executive office.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Manages the President and CEO's calendars and schedules appointments, requiring interactions with donors, members of the board of trustees and staff on all levels and across all departments. Executes substantive projects and other duties as assigned by the President and CEO. Screens incoming calls and correspondence and responds independently when possible. Organizes meetings and events by arranging schedules, facilitating the design and issuance of invitations and event information, arranging facilities and caterers, coordinating speakers and controlling event budget. Prepares agendas, notices, minutes and resolutions from NEHGS meetings and assists with the preparation of presentations for internal and external meetings, lectures and events. Composes confidential correspondence and reports. Prepares payment requests and organizes monthly expense reports of President and CEO. Creates, updates, and maintains database and spreadsheet files. Arranges complex and detailed travel plans and itineraries and compiles documents for travel-related meetings and events. Maintains confidentiality of all organizational, personnel and research matters. Works closely with fundraising and development teams.
Minimum 5 years of professional work experience in nonprofit business environment. Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize. Verbal and written communication skills. Event planning knowledge. Strong knowledge of computer/internet skills, such as: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook; experience with CRM platforms is required. Bachelor's degree.
Email a compelling cover letter and a resume to mmajor@nehgs.org. No phone calls, please.
Apply by: August 17, 2017
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: Competitive nonprofit salary and exceptional benefits package.

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Senior Administrative & Project Assistant, John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Boston, MA

The Foundation is seeking a highly motivated assistant to support the day-to-day administrative and projects of the three Senior Staff members at the Foundation. The Foundation always has a variety of projects to handle in many areas, which keeps the work fast paced and ever changing.

Responsibilities may include:

  • General administrative duties, which may include making travel arrangements for staff and program participants, preparing expense reports and gathering invoices, filing, meeting preparation and event arrangements
  • Preparing reports and gathering statistical data
  • Completing research on a variety of topics
  • Assistance with maintaining Foundation permanent records
  • Assistance with the administration of Human Resources
  • Assistance with the coordination and orchestration of the Awards programs
  • Assistance with the preparation of materials for Board Committee and Committee meetings (i.e. finance, audit, investment, technology, programs)
  • Assist with the management of benchmarks established
  • Ensure high-quality and timely production of all project deliverables
  • Coordination of projects including research, writing, events planning, meeting planning, and follow-up as needed
  • Manage deliverables and timeline with internal and external stakeholders
  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objections
  • Develop a detailed plan to monitor and track progress
  • Manage change to project scope, schedule and costs effectively
  • Assisting with implementation of various projects
  • Assisting with the planning of events related to JFK's Centennial in 2017
  • Support with Development activities as needed

This position will be exposed to business issues, project management, and general office administration.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

Posted on: 07/11/2017

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Special Collections Catalog Assistant, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

The John J. Burns Library is seeking a flexible and productive cataloging assistant to contribute highly accurate records to the library catalog. The incumbent will facilitate access to the Library's growing collections of more than 200,000 rare and modern printed volumes and extensive holdings of audio-visual materials, maps, and other graphical works on paper through the creation of copy and complex-copy MARC records in compliance with RDA and local best practices. The incumbent will also participate in backlog reduction and metadata remediation initiatives.

The ideal candidate is highly detail-oriented and interested in providing access to special collections materials through the creation and maintenance of metadata. A bachelor's degree is preferred, and significant experience creating copy catalog records in an academic or special collections library is highly desirable. Experience or coursework in special collections librarianship, metadata creation and management or monographic cataloging is desirable.
To apply, go to bc.edu/employment and apply online.
 

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Special Collections Catalog Librarian, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

The John J. Burns Library of rare books, special collections, and archives at Boston College is seeking a versatile Special Collections Cataloging Librarian to engage in the creation of robust, accurate metadata for a wide variety of printed and published materials in Burns Library. The ideal candidate will have a passion for providing access and facilitating discovery to special collections materials in a variety of formats and languages. S/he will work collaboratively with the Head of Special Collections Technical Services and other cataloging staff to ensure that cataloging policy and metadata creation adheres to national and local best practices.

The Special Collections Cataloging Librarian will create MARC21 catalog records for published materials across collecting areas, including early printed materials, graphics, audio/visual materials, maps, and archival collections. S/he will also assist with the development and implementation of initiatives to assess and enhance legacy metadata and supervise the work of one full time non-exempt cataloging assistant.

Applicants should have at least two years of experience creating metadata in a special collections setting and at least one year of experience creating catalog records that adhere to the DCRM(B) cataloging standard. Proficiency in library management software such as OCLC and Alma is required. Experience in the application of additional DCRM manuals or cataloging of non-book formats is preferred. Reading knowledge of at least one non-English language is required. Supervisory experience is preferred. A master's degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent is required. 

As part of their online application, applicants should submit a current resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter, and list of references. References will not be contacted without prior permission. 

For information about the Boston College Libraries and the application process for this position, please visit: 

http://libguides.bc.edu/employment

Must apply online

www.bc.edu/jobs

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Family Art Cart Assistant, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2
Saturdays or Sundays
7
11.00
9/3/2017
5/13/2018

Supervisor: Alexandra Ford, Gallery Learning Coordinator (617-369-3320 or aford@mfa.org)

Job details: The Gallery Learning section of the Education Department at the MFA is looking for an interested student to staff the Family Art Cart. The Family Art Cart is a program designed for children ages 4 and up. This rolling cart holds hands-on self-guided activities and Art Cards that are designed for children and adults to do together in the Museum galleries. The Assistant meets and greets families dropping in to the Cart and helps them select and check out a variety of activities to compliment their visit to the Museum. 

Staff must have exceptional customer service skills and a willingness to learn about the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Training is provided. 

Responsibilities:
  • Give accurate information about activities, programs, and directions
  • Recommend and hand out activities

  • Set up and maintain the Cart
  • Organize families' information (ids and personal info)
The cart operates weekends October through May, from 10 am-4 pm. This position requires a commitment to work Saturdays and Sundays 9:30 am-4:30 pm

This position is an opportunity for students to work closely with the public, both adults and children, and to gain knowledge of the MFA. 

Please email Alexandra Ford, Gallery Learning Coordinator with resume and cover letter. 
aford@mfa.org

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Fall Internships, United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

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:
  • 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. Successful applicants must be a U.S. Citizen and enrolled in an MLS 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.govThe application deadline for Fall 2017 is Friday, July 28th, 2017.  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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Library Assistant I, Circulation, Stevens Memorial Library, Ashburnham, MA

Duties include: Assisting in all aspects of the Circulation Department including check-in, check-out, and renewing materials on the telephone or in person; managing overdue materials; overseeing monthly newsletter. Providing assistance in locating materials; advising and recommending materials to children and adults; interpreting and enforcing library policy. Other similar or related work as directed.

Approximately 15 hours per week. Includes evenings and weekends.

Qualifications include: At least two (2) years' experience working with staff and public in a tactful and courteous manner. Excellent computer and problem solving skills along with an active interest in new technologies and social media. Superior customer service skills. Prior library experience preferred. Ability to perform detailed work accurately and efficiently with a minimum of supervision. Strong oral and written communication skills. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Must pass a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) check. Preference will be given to internal candidates.

Full/Part Time: Part-Time

Education:

Minimum high school diploma or equivalent; associate's degree or higher preferred.

Salary:

$15.93/hr

Closing Date: July 21, 2017

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates should submit a current resume and letter of interest to Emily Donnelly, Director (edonnelly@ashburnham-ma.gov). Only emailed applications will be accepted.

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Library Assistant I, Programming, Stevens Memorial Library, Ashburnham, MA

Duties include: Taking a leadership role in all aspects of programming and marketing including planning, marketing, and implementing programming for all ages. Expanding current program offerings to meet the changing needs of the community. Collaborating with local schools and other organizations to provide and raise awareness of library services. Other similar or related work as directed.

Approximately 21 hours per week. Includes evenings and weekends.

Qualifications include: At least two (2) years' experience working with staff and public in a tactful and courteous manner. Excellent computer and problem solving skills along with an active interest in new technologies and social media. Superior customer service skills. Three (3) years of library marketing and programming experience preferred. Ability to perform detailed work accurately and efficiently with a minimum of supervision. Strong oral and written communication skills. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Must pass a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) check. Preference will be given to internal candidates.

Full/Part Time: Part-Time

Education:

Minimum high school diploma or equivalent; associate's degree or higher preferred.

Salary:

$15.93/hr; pro-rated benefits, including insurance and paid leave

Closing Date: July 21, 2017

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates should submit a current resume and letter of interest to Emily Donnelly, Director (edonnelly@ashburnham-ma.gov). Only emailed applications will be accepted.

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Research Librarian, Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Law School Library seeks an experienced research librarian, with experience or interest in business and corporate law preferred, to join our team. The Law School celebrates its bicentennial this year. As we enter the Library's third century we are aggressively participating in the evolution of access to information and library services.

With 58 full-time staff and a collection of over 2 million items, the Harvard Law School Library is the largest academic law library in the world. More than our size, what makes us unique is our work developing and deploying services at the leading edge of librarianship. Our Research and Faculty Services teams include librarian liaisons, an empirical research team, and a robust document delivery service. Research librarians have the opportunity to develop relationships with Harvard Law School's smart, diverse, and vibrant population of students, faculty, clinics, and journals and to promote Harvard Law School's mission to contribute "to the advancement of justice and the well-being of society." It is an exciting time at the Library and we invite you to join our team!

The research librarian works under the direction of the Manager of Research Services and alongside a dedicated team of 8 research librarians and a research assistant. The research librarian provides research support to faculty, staff, and students in law and law-related disciplines and teaches in both formal and informal settings including the Legal Research and Writing program. The research librarian may participate in library, law school, and university projects and teams to advance the Library's goals and vision.

Please visit http://bit.ly/42911BR for the complete job posting and to submit your application.

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Literacy Director, Pollard Memorial Library, Lowell, MA

Job Title: Literacy Director (5400-J#5499, 2419)

Department: Pollard Memorial Library

Reports To: Library Director

Salary: $20.00 (min) to $30 (max) per hour, up to 19 hrs. per week This is a grant-funded position. Must be able to work flexible hours, with some evenings and weekends required. There are no benefits.

SUMMARY

The Literacy Volunteers of the Pollard Memorial Library (an affiliate of the Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts) seeks an energetic, poised individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to coordinate this program in Lowell. The program provides free, private, individualized and confidential tutoring to adults in basic reading and writing, and English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

The ideal candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, a mature interpersonal style, a positive and enthusiastic attitude, and sense of humor. The candidate must be able to exercise excellent judgment and discretion with confidential and/or sensitive materials, provide excellent customer service, be a problem-solver, and be compassionate in interpersonal dealings. We are seeking a dedicated person who sees helping others as a vocation more than a job.

This position is an exciting, hands-on opportunity to work with community volunteers, college interns, and the state's leading volunteer adult literacy organization. We welcome applicants who are recent college graduates or experienced professionals returning to the work force. The Adult Literacy office is located in the Pollard Memorial Library in Lowell.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Meet targeted annual goals for number of students served, attendance hours, and student progress.
  • Manage volunteer and student outreach and recruitment.
  • Coordinate volunteer orientations, training, and placement.
  • Conduct student intake interviews and assessment.
  • Provide ongoing support to tutor/student pairs, including, but not limited to, monthly contact, in-service trainings, open houses, a newsletter, use of social media, a reference/lending library and individual consultations.
  • Develop new program initiatives to meet the needs of students and volunteers.
  • Maintain accurate tutor/student records and submit required reports and monthly data to LVM (Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts) in a timely manner.
  • Submit monthly reports of statistics and programs to the Library Director.
  • Attend LVM meetings and trainings in order to maintain certification and be informed about requirements and changes.
  • Give input to LVM on program design, planning, evaluation, and quality assurance of the program.
  • Ensure compliance with grantor's financial, reporting, and program requirements
  • Represent the Literacy program in the community and with other local organizations.
  • Successfully complete training certifications required by LVM and/or the MA Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education.
  • Complete special projects as designated by LVM and/or the Library Director.
  • Other duties as assigned. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Supervises volunteer tutors and literacy students.
  • Supervises Literacy Program Assistant and any Literacy-related tasks being performed by other Library staff.

QUALIFICATIONS

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

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum Bachelor's Degree (B.A.) from four year college or university.
  • Experience in adult basic education, ESOL, nonprofits or volunteer programs strongly preferred.
  • Must be certified or complete within 3 months of hire certification by LVM to train new Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) volunteer tutors.
  • Must be certified or complete within 3 months of hire certification to administer ABE and ESOL student assessments currently used by LVM/DESE.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communications skills. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Please submit a sample of written communication.
  • Demonstrated organization skills, attention to detail, and ability to implement programs.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • A genuine interest in promoting adult literacy and compassion for the struggles of adult learners.
  • Reliable access to a working automobile and a valid driver's license required.
  • Excellent Internet and computer skills required (e.g. word processing, database management, spreadsheets, and email). Social media and desktop publishing skills are desirable.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical functions and manage a budget.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The City of Lowell is a smoke and drug free employer and requires a physical with drug screen and CORI, post offer.

TO APPLY

Qualified individuals should send application/resume, cover letter, and a sample of the previously mentioned written communication to the Human Relations Office, Mary Callery, HR Director Room 19 - City Hall, Lowell, MA 01852 by 4:00 PM: Deadline ~Position is immediately available. Applications accepted until filled.

Applicants may also send application/resume, cover letter, and sample of written communication to fax 978-446-7102 or email to cityjobs@lowellma.gov

EOE/AA/504 Employer

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Grant Opportunity - CLIR Recordings At Risk

CLIR RECORDINGS AT RISK - 2nd Call for Applications
Deadline is July 31, 2017

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has begun accepting applications for the second call of the Recordings at Risk program, a national re-granting program administered by CLIR to support the preservation of rare and unique recordings of high scholarly value in the United States. Generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation the program will award a total of $2.15 Million in three open competitions in 2017-2018. (Two other calls for applications will be available. Deadline dates are February and June 2018.)

AWARD AMOUNTS: $10,000 to $50,000

EILIGIBLE MATERIALS:
AUDIO: open-reel audio tape, compact cassette, shellac/vinyl/lacquer disc, wax cylinder, wire recording, microcassette, digital audio tape (DAT), compact disc, MiniDisc
VIDEO: VHS, U-Matic, 8mm, Betamax, Betacam, Digital8, DV, MiniDV
FILM: 8mm, 16mm, 35mm, Super 8

LEARN MORE:  https://www.nedcc.org/newsletters/clir-rar2

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Call for Submissions: ASIS&T SIG III InfoShare Membership Award

The ASIS&T International Information Issues Special Interest Group (SIG-III) is pleased to announce that for 2017 we will be able to sponsor another group of deserving information professionals from developing countries for complimentary ASIS&T memberships (the financial burden of which would otherwise be prohibitive). We are soliciting nominations of candidates for the InfoShare Membership Award. The award will be given to LIS professionals.

Please include a one-page curriculum vitae and a one-page description of why this person is deserving of membership, including their willingness to promote ASIS&T within their networks and build relationships between ASIS&T and the national/regional organizations. Awardees will be decided by a vote of the SIG-III officers.

Each membership award will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year if the new member proves to be a strong advocate for ASIS&T in their home country during the course of the year. Awardees will be asked to submit a report on their activities by next year's Annual Meeting, which may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Sharing ASIS&T publications that they receive (the Bulletin of ASIS&T and JASIS&T) with other colleagues
  2. Promoting the SIG-III paper contest among their colleagues
  3. Serving as a contact/coordinator for ASIS&T members traveling to their area who may be able to speak about ASIS&T and information science
  4. Having the ability to strengthen the relationships between ASIS&T and the national/regional organizations, and
  5. Sponsoring lectures on information science topics in their area on behalf of ASIS&T

Nominators can mentor the award recipients for the above activities.

We look forward to welcoming new members to ASIS&T from across the globe, especially from countries that have never been ASIS&T members or have limited ASIS&T membership. Women, minority, and candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Please feel free to circulate the Call in your professional networks (e.g., your alma mater listservs, professional contacts at IFLA, OCLC, international organizations, practitioner groups, academic institutions, etc.). Please send your nominations of deserving candidates to Selenay Aytac (selenay.aytac@liu.edu).

The deadline for submitting nominations is July 15, 2017.

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Metadata Librarian, Digital Production Services, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

The University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries seek a Metadata Librarian for a 12-month, tenure track faculty position in the Digital Production Services Department, a user focused, data enhancing, hands-on, collegial team, that strives for efficiencies and streamlined procedures to maximize findability. The Metadata Librarian creates and revises all types of metadata, contributes to local policy and procedure decisions, develops and assesses workflows, creates and delivers trainings, collaborates on large and small projects, and promotes creative approaches for managing metadata. We seek a colleague who understands metadata and the importance of the work of data curation, and who sees the big picture while working with the details on a daily basis. We work in an environment that encourages participation in decision making and values continual learning and creative thinking. Gainesville is a welcoming city offering unique outdoor activities, excellent museums, historical sites, a strong music scene, quality breweries, eclectic dining and local food choices, and a great variety of sporting events.

The search will remain open until July 17, 2017, review of applicants will begin June 15, 2017. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact: Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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

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Call for Participation: ASIS&T '17, SIG IEP Workshop

Date: October 28, 2017
Abstract:

In today's milieu of fake news, misinformation, and generalized
distrust of institutions, information ethics and policy affects everyone,
across different information science research areas. In this workshop, we
will analyze these changes to the informational state and discuss how we
can address them through three themes: "pedagogy for information ethics and policy", "engagement with policymakers", and "information ethics and policy across information science". Workshop participants are encouraged to participate in a variety of ways and will leave the workshop with tangible
products that can be used in research and teaching.

Contributions: For the workshop, we seek several different types of
contributions:

  • Panel: A panel should incorporate two of the themes (see below, under workshop organization) and each panel is encouraged to include at least one person outside academia. Panels should be explicit about which themes are addressed and include a brief biography of each contributor.
  • Paper: A paper should address one of the themes (see below) in detail, tying it back to the broader discussion of the changed information state. Papers should be 3500-5000 words.
  • Speaker: We seek volunteers to synthesize these themes (see below) and address potential big-picture implications of these trends. Those interested in being a featured speaker should submit a c.v. and a brief essay (under 5000 words) on these themes.

The deadline for all contributions is 8/18. Contributions should be
emailed to Shannon Oltmann at shannon.oltmann@uky.edu. Contact Shannon Oltmann with any questions.

Read the full workshop proposal here
<https://www.asist.org/SIG/SIGIEP/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Workshop-CFP.pdf>

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Internships, Fall 2017 Global Vanguard Program

The admissions process for the Fall 2017 Global Vanguard Program is now open.

Interested students and recent graduates may apply via: www.city-internships.com/apply

The Global Vanguard Program, like our flagship Global Explorer Program, centers around an internship placement with a leading company. It is however a semester-length program, rather than an 8-week program, and is more closely focused on students acquiring permanent, post-program employment. The Vanguard program is therefore most popular with rising seniors and recent graduates.

Places are available in London, Paris, New York, Chicago, Boston, Washington D.C., Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sydney and Hong Kong.

Those interested must apply by Friday, July 28th. Early application is advised; places are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

I have included more information on the Vanguard program, and details pertaining to the following, at the foot of this email:

  1. The Global Vanguard Program: Now open to applications
  2. Q3 Scholarship Contest: Nominate deserving recent graduates to win a scholarship
  3. CI Communications: Would your colleagues benefit from hearing from us?

The Global Explorer Program has begun in London, New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and Miami. You can follow our students on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cityinternships/

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Call for Applications: ASIS&T SIG USE Conference Travel Awards

We hope you will consider applying for the SIG USE conference travel awards, SIG USE Student Conference Travel Award and Interdisciplinary Conference Travel Award. 
SIG USE Student Conference Travel Award is to support students in a master's or doctoral program in attedning the ASIS&T annual conference. The award winners will receive a check for $1000 for their travel expenses. The application package should include (1) a cover letter, (2) the 250 word statement, and (3) a letter of endorsement from a faculty member. Detailed information for application can be found from https://siguse.wordpress.com/sig-use-masters-student-conference-travel-award/
Interdisciplinary Conference Travel Award is to provide financial support for memers to attend non-LIS conferences. The award winners will receive a check for $200 for their travel expenses. Detailed information for application can be found from https://siguse.wordpress.com/interdisciplinary-conference-travel-award/
Applications for both SIG USE conference travel awards are due JULY 22, 2017. Applications can be forwarded to both of the SIG USE Awards Co-Chairs: Sue Yeon Syn (syn@cua.edu) and Sanghee Oh (sangee.oh@cnu.ac.kr).  

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Call for Applications: ASIS&T SIG USE: Elfreda A. Chatman Research Award

We hope you will consider applying for the SIG USE Elfreda A. Chatman Research Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize the best research proposal that falls within the scope of information behavior. Information behavior is broadly defined to include how people construct, need, seek, manage, give, and use information in different contexts.

The award winners will receive a Certificate and a check for $1000 for their research, and will be formally recognized at the SIG USE symposium to be held at the upcoming ASIST Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

The application package should include (1) a cover letter, (2) the research proposal (max. 2500 words), and (3) a short budget plan. Detailed information for application can be found from https://siguse.wordpress.com/elfreda-a-chatman-research-award/

Applications for the SIG USE Elfreda A. Chatman Research Award is due JULY 22, 2017. Applications can be forwarded to both of the SIG USE Awards Co-Chairs: Sue Yeon Syn (syn@cua.edu) and Sanghee Oh (sangee.oh@cnu.ac.kr).  

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Fellowship, Law, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

The ​J. Paul Lomio Memorial Fellowship aims to develop new professionals by supporting a career training experience at Stanford University's Robert Crown Law Library. 

The Fellowship will provide a generous stipend and valuable work experience to current students or recent graduates of programs in law, library science, or archival studies. Applications are accepted throughout the year on a rolling basis.

Please note that the fellowship may be conducted on a full-time basis for 6 weeks or on a part-time basis over the course of 12 weeks, depending upon the recipients' needs and interests.

For more details, please visit the following website:
https://law.stanford.edu/robert-crown-law-library/j-paul-lomio-fellowship/#slsnav-program-description

Please ​encourage your students to explore this new opportunity and to apply online.

Questions about the Lomio Fellowship may be directed to Sergio Stone, Deputy Director of the Robert Crown Law Library, sstone2@law.stanford.edu

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Senior Systems Administrator, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries are seeking an experienced and creative Senior Systems Administrator to join the Technology Infrastructure Team, within the Technology Systems and Support Services Department. The position will work closely with other Systems Administrators, Developers, Project Managers and others to propose, plan, and implement projects and initiatives in the areas of systems operations, infrastructure, cloud environments, and storage. S/He contributes strong technical expertise to the Technology Infrastructure Team that is charged with delivering stable, reliable, flexible systems and services, and improving everyday tasks and operations that support the mission of the Libraries.

Some specific responsibilities include:

  • Architect, monitor, maintain and support the Libraries' production, development and release environments
  • Perform updates and upgrades to deployed applications and supporting software libraries
  • Actively monitor servers and applications, and respond to system-level incidents, and application-level events when possible
  • In cooperation with project stakeholders, codify service level agreements and uptime expectations
  • Help provide and maintain testing infrastructure, including integration and load testing. Perform systems administration tasks as needed
  • Act as a liaison between Libraries' software developers and the operations team
  • Research, test and make recommendations regarding new and emerging systems and server technologies
  • Document all IT systems policies and procedures and administer daily system maintenance procedures

QUALIFICATIONS include some combination of:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related technical field, or combination of at least five years equivalent training and/or experience
  • A minimum of three years of hands-on relevant experience in systems administration and infrastructure provisioning
  • Demonstrated experience with the following:
  1. Installation, maintenance, and systems administration of Linux Systems, OpenLDAP and VMware vSphere.
  2. Knowledge of other web servers, authentication and authorization tools, vertical applications, storage, and cloud technologies, as well as a solid background in systems operations and integration.
  3. Hardware virtualization environments, such as VMware
  4. Server-side technologies including Apache Solr, Apache HTTP Server, Tomcat
  5. Scripting in one or more open source languages (e.g. Bash, Python)
  6. Distributed version control, preferably Git/Github, for source code version control and collaboration o IT infrastructure automation tools, such as Ansible
  • As technologies change at a rapid pace, the successful candidate must be willing to quickly learn new skills, tools, and methodologies
  • Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills. while managing a complex workload and shifting priorities
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, and communication skills, both verbal and written including writing and maintaining documentation targeting a diverse audience Senior Systems Administrator Technology Systems and Support Services (TS3)
  • Ability to work independently, and also effectively in a collaborative team environment, and interact with a wide range of users.
  • The ability to share responsibility for off-hours service outages

Preferred:

  • Experience working in a large academic library or similar cultural heritage institution.
  • Experience with Library applications such as DSpace, Hydra and Fedora
  • Exposure to hardware load balancing technologies and techniques
  • Experience using at least one open source programming language and/or web framework (e.g. Ruby/Rails, PHP/Drupal, Python/WSGI, Java/Tomcat)
  • Single sign-on authentication services (LDAP, Shibboleth, and/or Active Directory)
  • Familiarity with the concept of Infrastructure as code and DevOps
  • Experience with cloud technologies such (e.g. AWS, GCE, Heroku, GAE, EBS, Azure)
  • Management and deployment of SQL Database clusters (PostgreSQL preferred)
  • Experience with container technology, e.g. Docker
  • Background in networking an asset

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

$90,000 is minimum salary. Actual salary will depend on qualifications and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance, and fully subsidized MBTA passes for local bus and subway service. Flexible work arrangements, including flextime and telecommuting, are considered for positions that meet established criteria. The MIT Libraries is a collegial and supportive working environment and fosters professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu/.

Applications must include cover letter and resume. Priority will be given to applications received by August 1, 2017; position open until filled. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly welcomes applications from qualified women and minority candidates. Professionals who enthusiastically embrace the empathy, courage, self-reflection and respect of a multi-cultural, diverse and inclusive workplace, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions are encouraged to apply.

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

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Reference and Instruction Librarian, Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester, MA

QCC was established in 1963 to provide access to higher education to residents of Central Massachusetts. Since the early 60s, enrollment has grown from 300 to over 13,000 full and part-time day and evening students served. QCC offers over 70 associate degree and certificate career options in Business, Health Care, Technology, Liberal Arts, and Human Services. Additionally, over 137 credit and 300 noncredit courses are offered online, as well as a wide variety of classroom non-credit courses, workshops, and seminars. Classes are provided on the main campus, in downtown Worcester (Healthcare, Workforce Development, Continuing Education), at the Worcester Senior Center (Hospitality & Recreation Management), at Burncoat High School (Automotive Technology), and in the city of Southbridge.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Part-Time Reference and Instruction Librarian provides reference services and instruction to students, faculty and staff at Alden Library and/or Downtown Library.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Reports to the Dean for Library and Academic Support Services or designee

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
None

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Staffs the reference desk and answers questions in person or via phone, email or chat.
  2. Leads library instruction sessions.
  3. Prepares course-specific materials to support students' research needs.
  4. Keeps reference and instruction statistics as needed.
  5. Assists users in use of equipment and facilities.
  6. Assists full-time librarians on special projects in support of the services of the library.
  7. Actively support the teaching and learning process; practicing honesty and integrity in and out of the classroom; strive to create and support a student-centered environment while fostering academic innovation and excellence.
  8. Work actively with other areas of the college to ensure a spirit of college wide collaboration, collegiality, civility, and teamwork. Respect the function of dissent in an academic institution while advancing a collegial atmosphere of campus collaboration.
  9. Embrace the ideals of diversity and inclusiveness and support the equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences including age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, or sexual orientation.
  10. Provide flexible, responsive and high quality service to all, be they students, community, or staff, and continuously assess processes and procedures and revise accordingly.
  11. Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Master's in Library Science from an American Library Association Accredited Library/Information Science program.
  2. Experience in teaching library orientation and information literacy sessions to individuals and groups.
  3. Experience providing reference service using print and electronic resources.
  4. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  5. Excellent Customer Service skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Experience working in a Community College library.
  2. Experience creating Libguides or other multimedia reference resources.
  3. Experience with chat reference and social media in library work.
  4. Experience providing reference and instruction for distance education.

SALARY:
MCCC Professional rate of $28.29 per hour. No benefits apply.

HOURS:
Day and evening shifts at both the West Boylston and Downtown Libraries as needed.

Wednesdays 5 PM to 8 PM, at our Downtown Library, 25 Federal Street, Worcester
Saturdays 9 AM to 3 PM, at our Alden Library 670 West Boylston Street, Worcester
These hours are for the fall and spring semester only.

TO APPLY:

Applicants should visit our website at  www.QCC.edu/human-resources for information about our college and must apply online by July 19, 2017. Successful applicants will be required to complete a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI/SORI) request. Bilingual persons are encouraged to apply. Quinsigamond Community College is an equal opportunity affirmative action college supporting diversity.

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Program Support Assistants, Needham Free Public Library, Needham, MA

The Town of Needham is seeking two (2) qualified applicants for the part-time position of Program Support Assistant II (Reference Librarian) at the Needham Free Public Library. Under the direction of the Reference Supervisor, the Program Support Assistant II will perform a variety of activities and serve as an information resource to the community.

Hourly Salary: 

$22.44 per hour (Schedule C)

Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):

  • Advise and assist individuals in selecting, locating, and utilizing resource materials
  • Assist the Reference Supervisor in coordinating and implementing activities to ensure effective and efficient research and readers' advisory service
  • Answer inquiries regarding library procedures, functions, upcoming events, and services                     
  • Create and maintain library databases with town information
  • Acquire-search methods and policies for local, statewide, and national databases used in interlibrary loan requests
  • Educate the public on search methodologies used in online databases
  • Guide the public in the use of microfilm reader/printer machines and other digital devices
  • Assume responsibility for the reference area in the absence of full-time reference librarians

Requirements:

To be considered for the position, applicants must have at least:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science
  • One (1) year of professional experience (may consider MLS candidates)
  • Ability to troubleshoot the reference computers, public computers and printers

Special Annotation:

The work schedule for both part time positions include evening hours along with two (2) Saturdays every four (4) weeks, and two (2) Sundays every four (4) weeks during the summer months. Hours will vary slightly during the school season.

How to Apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume and Town of Needham Employment Application

Email: hr@needhamma.gov

http://www.needhamma.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/766

fax to 781-455-0165; or mail to Human Resources Department, 1471 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02492.

Applications will be accepted until 5 PM on Monday, July 24, 2017, or until a suitable candidate has been selected.

The Town of Needham is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Digital Learning Research Assistant, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Normal Work Week: Flexible, 12-15 hours/week

Compensation: $15/hr

Summary: The digital learning research assistant will work with Harvard Library's Digital Learning and User Experience Department to collect and analyze data for one or two user research studies during the semester. The research assistant also assists with the development of online library instruction for the library's digital learning launchpad (http://learn.library.harvard.edu/). 

Job Duties & Requirements:

  • Moderate and collect data for user research studies including, but not limited to, interviews, surveys, usability, and eye-tracking tests.
  • Conduct analysis of data from user studies. Build reports and visualize both quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Assist in the research, design, and development of online library instruction.
  • Make recommendations on the design of online library instruction.
  • Experience working in teams and managing competing priorities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of basic statistics and experience with SPSS preferred.
  • Experience or coursework with social science research methods preferred.
  • Experience developing learning assessments desired but not required.

Start Date:

August 2017

End Date:

December 2017 (with possibility of being extended to May 2018)

Contact information:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Maura Ferrarini, Learning & Assessment Designer

maura_ferrarini@harvard.edu 

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

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Cataloging & Metadata Librarian (Database Management Specialist), University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, FL

Come join our team! We're changing and we're growing! See our open faculty positions at the University of Miami Libraries, and then find out more about working and living in Miami at http://library.miami.edu/workhere/!

The University of Miami Libraries seeks applications for an innovative and collaborative professional for the position of Cataloging & Metadata Librarian (Database Management Specialist). Reporting to the Head of Metadata & Discovery Services, this position will focus on the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of metadata across multiple discovery platforms and library systems. This position will provide resource discovery expertise across a variety of formats, ensure the quality of metadata and cataloging records in the resource discovery tools, develop new approaches to metadata processes, and consult with various stakeholders. The incumbent trains and supervises students and staff members related to cataloging and metadata maintenance activities and/or special projects. This position serves as a key resource in understanding and troubleshooting issues in the ILS focused on cataloging, resource management, and acquisitions-related issues.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

 Database Maintenance and Special Project Activities (40%)

  • Identifies, develops, and manages special cataloging and metadata projects such as post-system migrations clean up projects, collection relocation projects, gift projects, and collection weeding projects
  • Oversees batch loading and local global editing of bibliographic records
  • Oversees the job reports and maintenance of authorities in the integrated library system
  • Participates and plans metadata analysis and integration across discovery tools and platforms
  • Explores new tools and techniques to leverage metadata for new discovery platforms
  • Resolves problems to ensure bibliographic, holdings, and authority records meet local and national standards
  • Collaborates and consults with various stakeholders to promote the discovery of library resources
  • Works closely with the Systems staff and the Primo Technical Administrator on issues impacting discoverability and management of library resources

Original Cataloging (35%)

  • Contributes to the department's original cataloging activities in a variety of formats and languages
  • Creates and modifies authority records for personal names as a NACO contributor

Supervision & Training (15%)

  • Supervises and trains students and staff member(s) working on cataloging and metadata quality control projects, copy cataloging, and database maintenance activities
  • Reviews and evaluates staff and student work

Professional Service and Engagement (10%)

  • Serves on/participates in University and Library committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate
  • Networks, collaborates and actively participates in local, regional, national, or international organizations regarding issues in librarianship, cataloging, and metadata creation
  • Represents and promotes the University of Miami Libraries in local, state-wide, regional, national, or international organizations, as appropriate

 QUALIFICATIONS 

Required:

  • Master's degree from an ALA accredited library science program or ALA approved foreign equivalent
  • Working knowledge of variety of resource description standards, formats, and schemes including but not limited to: RDA, Dublin Core, XML, MARC bibliographic and authority formats
  • Minimum of two years of copy and/or original cataloging experience (paraprofessional experience acceptable) using an ILS and OCLC Connexion
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrate a strong service-orientation, forward thinking and flexible
  • Experience with managing projects, meeting deadlines and communicating to various stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently, collaboratively, and in teams within the Library and University
  • Aptitude for technology; willingness to learn new systems, software, and data manipulation tools

Preferred:

  • Experience performing administrative functions with an integrated library system within a library setting
  • Prior supervisory experience
  • Experience creating name authority records

THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Miami is one of the nation's leading research universities in a community of extraordinary diversity and international vitality. The University is a privately supported, non-sectarian institution comprising eleven degree granting schools and colleges.  The University is located in Miami, Florida, with three locations throughout the subtropical region:  Coral Gables (a 260-acre campus serving as home to nine of the University's eleven degree granting schools and colleges); downtown Miami (Miller School of Medicine and UHealth); and Virginia Key (Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science). The University is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. The University is committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through commitment to the values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT), the University strives to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. By 2025, the University's goal is to reach its greatest aspirations through realizing four defining visions with eight major initiatives. For more information, please visit the University of Miami's "Roadmap to Our New Century" at http://president.miami.edu/roadmap/about/index.html.

THE LIBRARY: The University of Miami Libraries (www.library.miami.edu) rank among the top 50 research libraries in North America with a collection of 3.75 million volumes including 910,300 e-books, and 104,330 current serials subscriptions including 102,726 electronic journals. UML comprises sixlibraries across the University's three campuses. UML locations on the Coral Gables campus include: the Otto G. Richter Library (the central, interdisciplinary library); the Paul Buisson Architecture Library; the Judi Prokop Newman Business Information Resource Center; and the Marta and Austin Weeks Music Library. The downtown Miami campus hosts the Louis Calder Memorial Library. The Virginia Key campus hosts the Rosenstiel Marine and Atmospheric Science Library. Libraries at the School of Law and the Department of Ophthalmology in the Medical School are administered independently. The University of Miami Libraries provide support and services for 10,917 undergraduates, 5,501 graduate students, and 14,025 full and part time faculty and staff. UML employs 79 professionals (including 51 librarian faculty), 83 support staff and 42 FTE student employees. UML is a member of and contributor to the Association of Research Libraries, Association of Southeast Research Libraries, Association of Academic Health Science Libraries, Council on Library and Information Resources, OCLC Research Library Partners, International Federation of Library Associations, Center for Research Libraries, International Association of University Libraries, Library Publishing Coalition, Digital Library Federation, HathiTrust, Academic Preservation Trust, Consortium of Southern Biomedical Libraries, Florida Collaboration of Academic Libraries of Medicine and Southeast Florida Library and Information Network. UML licenses electronic resources through the Northeast Research Libraries and Lyrasis consortia. UML is a member of the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance, Scholars Trust and Florida Academic Repository (FLARE).

THE DEPARTMENT: The Metadata & Discovery Services department improves the discovery of and access to the library resources across multiple library platforms, including the Libraries catalog and digital collections. This resource description and discovery work serves to describe all physical and electronic resources acquired and retained by the library through up-to-date cataloging and metadata practices. Librarians and staff members engage external and internal users about metadata standards, production, transformation, and consulting services. This department has nine non-exempt staff members, one exempt administrative professional, and five Librarian Faculty members. We are positioned within the Libraries' Information Systems & Access Division (Access Services, Metadata & Discovery Services, Systems, Web & Application Development) and are located on the third floor of the Richter Library. The department recently helped the Libraries to migrate to Ex Libris' Alma and Primo for its discovery systems, which is a shared discovery catalog for all libraries including Medical and Law libraries.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a non-tenure track faculty appointment at the Librarian Assistant or Associate Professor rank. The position offers a comprehensive benefits package including: TIAA-CREF; medical and dental insurance; life, disability, and long-term care insurance available; tuition remission; 13 paid holidays; and 22 days annual vacation. Additional employment benefits available include credit union; Employee Assistance Program; bookstore, and sporting event discounts; optional fee-based membership in a state-of-the-art wellness center, and no state or local income taxes. Moving allowance is available. More information on benefits can be found at: www.miami.edu/benefits.

APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications and nominations will be accepted. On-line applications should be submitted here and must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

The University has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds.

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Faculty Research and Scholarly Support Services Assistant, Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA

The Faculty Research and Scholarly Support Services Assistant provides support for the ongoing development of the Harvard Law School Library's faculty bibliography and its current migration into Symplectic Elements.  Workflow tasks include researching faculty publications, analyzing sources and applying subject level metadata tags from a legal taxonomy, formatting scholarly citations according to the Legal Bluebook, and adding other appropriate metadata fields to faculty publications within Elements.  The position also includes assisting the Scholarly Communications Librarian with publicity and outreach for the Law Library's faculty book talk series and research support for a WordPress blog. This is a pre-professional position for a student who is interested in working in an academic law library.
This is a part-time (up to 17 hours per week) position. Salary is $12.50 per hour with no benefits. 
Requirements:
  • Current MSLIS student.
  • Familiarity with basic metadata concepts and standards.
  • Strong background or experience in law and legal research.
  • Experience with Legal Bluebook citation formatting.
  • Proficiency with computer systems.  Must be able to quickly learn new technology/applications.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently in a library office setting.
  • Must be reliable and able to set consistent work hours between 9 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
To Apply:
Please send a resume as a PDF and a cover letter to:
Include the contact information for three professional references.  In your email, please:
  • List the days of the week/times that you are available to work during the summer and fall semesters.
  • List the LIS courses that you will have completed by the end of the current semester.
  • Indicate your expected graduation date.

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Senior Resource Management & Access Librarian, CVR Search, Washington D.C./Boston, MA

The Senior Resource Management & Access Librarian will work as a team member in firm-wide collection development, including the licensing and management of electronic information resources purchased by the department. The Librarian will be responsible for identifying, evaluating and implementing current and emerging technologies and applications for delivery of firm-wide research services.

Candidates must have a Master's degree in Library or Information Science or a J.D. and at least three years' experience in electronic resource management. Also required is three plus years working in a legal work place environment and a strong understanding of resource licensing terms. Candidates must be able to effectively negotiate licenses and purchases consistent with the research services department's collection development and fiscal policies. Also required is experience coordinating the implementation of new technologies and a proficiency with tools relevant to the research services department's technology environment. Successful candidates will have strong customer service skills and a client first focus.

This firm has a highly competitive compensation structure and an excellent benefits package. EOE.

Interested parties should submit their resumes to Chris Rubacky, chris@cvrsearch.com, preferably in MS Word format. A brief cover letter expressing your interest in professional fitness for the position is most helpful as well.

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Library Director, Peabody Institute Library, Danvers, MA

The Peabody Institute Library of Danvers seeks a director who will promote lifelong learning throughout our community of 27,000 residents.  Key to the success of our director will be the ability to anticipate the needs of the community and encourage the staff to do likewise. 

We are an economically diverse town located twenty miles north of Boston. The historic building sits in Peabody Park, overlooks picturesque Mill Pond and received a $2.1 million HVAC renovation in 2015. The library serves as a gathering place for the entire community and enjoys good relations with the business community, schools, civic groups and local government. The municipally funded $1.375 million annual budget includes staff costs for thirteen full-time employees, twenty-six part-time employees, and a collection of more than 150,000 items. Additionally, our Archival Center houses the diverse and nationally recognized collection on the Town's history, from 17th century Salem Village (site of the Witch Trials) to present day Danvers. An active Friends of the Library group augments the operating budget, as do gifts and fundraisers. The library is a member of the North of Boston Library Exchange, an excellent and supportive library consortium that provides technology and resource sharing capabilities.

The Peabody Institute Library is valued for its warm, compassionate and professional service. The ideal candidate must be versatile enough to develop innovative approaches to raising funds, participate at library service desks, formulate and develop policy, and lead community outreach efforts.

Challenges include maximizing the use of our flexible space while bringing out the beauty of our historically significant building. The successful candidate will encourage staff to anticipate new needs and roles, while driving a culture of excellence, cooperation, accountability and continual learning. 

Primary Duties:

  • Responsible for the administration and operation of the library and its services to effectively meet the diverse cultural, recreational, historical and educational needs of the community.
  • Conducts an ongoing planning process that assesses community needs and implements library service programs to meet those needs in the most efficient and effective way.
  • Initiates and develops programs in anticipation and/or in response to community needs.
  • Directs, prepares and administers the annual budgets of the Town and Trustees based on established goals and other related data.
  • Collaborates with Town Manager, School Department and Trustees to develop and effectively manage budgets controlled by independently-elected bodies and organization-wide cost drivers.
  • Manages staff and coordinates staff function in accordance with established philosophy of library service, empowering staff to deliver excellent customer service.
  • Provides leadership in establishing effective working relationships and communications, ensuring high productivity and quality public service; encourages initiative and creativity.
  • Directs the daily operations of the Library to ensure highest quality services and resource utilization and to maximize the effectiveness of budget allocation. Coordinates and analyzes library operations and functions to ensure accuracy, efficiency and quality.
  • Establishes comprehensive public relations programs to emphasize good will and promote the library and its services to the community.
  • Establishes and acts as a technology innovator and understands trends as they apply to libraries, patrons and the community.

Qualifications:

  • MLS from an accredited university by the American Library Association
  • Ten years of progressively responsible experience and managerial expertise, including a well-developed approach to supervision that is grounded in leadership.
  • Budget development and administration, public purchasing, facility maintenance, board and municipal government relations experience required.
  • Solid written and oral communication skills, and technology skills with an understanding of trends as they apply to libraries.
  • MBLC certification preferred; required to obtain within one year of employment 

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Michelle Carroll, HR Assistant at mcarroll@danversma.gov

Position to remain open until filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply by 7/15.

Salary range: $75,785 - $95,734,  commensurate on experience

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Special Education Assistants, District Wide, Londonderry, NH

Description:

  • Typically, 6 hours per day Monday-Friday for High School and Middle School, other school's hours may vary
  • May be working with a group or one on one
  • Job responsibilities will vary based on assignment and may include assisting with behavior management, toileting and feeding

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Research Services Analyst, Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA

Job Requisition: 1701686

www.fidelitycareers.com/1701686

Description

Reporting to the Director of Content Management within the Investment Information Services (IIS) organization, the Research Services Analyst's primary responsibility is to track and maintain critical data sets and attributes for the Research Services subscribed to by Fidelity and assist the research vote administrators. This includes working with several proprietary databases including the Fidelity Research Voting platform and IIS InfoCenter catalog.   Research Voting is a quarterly process by which Investment Professionals vote points based on their assessment of the value of services received from external research providers.  The IIS InfoCenter is a collection of industry and reference materials for use by research librarians and investment professionals as part of the research process.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintain Research Voting System Databases, including firm maintenance, broker representative lists and contact information changes that may result from mergers, name changes or other corporate actions; deactivate inactive services from database
  • Maintain voter-related data, including group associations and budget data as directed
  • Create and deliver regular and ad hoc research vote reports
  • Ensure data is ready for report cycle and management approval, including reviewing broker report cards for accuracy prior to distribution
  • Maintain investment professional classification database and manage user soft $ eligibility
  • Gather critical Investment Professional feedback on all contractual research services by conducting surveys and entitlement reviews for renewals
  • Partner with IIS colleagues on Vendor Relations and Vendor Administration for change management tickets for research services
  • Issue and track spend approvals as part of the research service spend notification process
  • Participate in enhancement discussions for internal systems and external vendor products
  • Collaborate with Research Services team on external and internal audit requests
  • Assist with the day to day functions of the physical IIS InfoCenter collection

Qualifications

Experience and Education:

  • MLS or progress towards MLS preferred
  • 3-5+ years' experience in financial services, preferably in asset management

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Have attention to detail and accuracy
  • Possess the ability to prioritize and work on multiple tasks concurrently under strict time constraints
  • Effectively work with diverse personalities in a dynamic environment across all levels of staff and management
  • Knowledge of research process and the mutual fund industry

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Curator, Audiovisual Materials & Media Arts History, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Help students, faculty, and other researchers connect with unique audio, video, photographic, and motion picture materials 

The Curator of Audiovisual Materials and Media Arts History has a unique opportunity to oversee a world-class collection of motion picture related materials and other items of enduring historical interest. This position presents the successful applicant with the challenge of being immersed in historical audiovisual formats while also exploring emerging technologies related to discovery, access, and preservation.

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

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

For complete job announcement and to apply go to:

https://hrms.byu.edu/psc/ps/PUBLIC/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Employee&SiteId=70&JobOpeningId=64683&PostingSeq=1

Review of applications will begin September 1, 2017. 

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Access Services Weekend Associate, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

The Library, Information and Technology Services (LITS) Division at Mount Holyoke College seeks an enthusiastic, creative, collegial, and service-oriented individual for the position of Access Services Weekend Associate. Reporting to the Evening/Weekend Supervisor, this individual will perform a wide variety of library public service duties, providing exceptional customer service with a particular focus on the weekends. This is a 10 month, academic year position averaging 37 ½ hours per week. The normal work schedule is Saturday-Wednesday.  Saturday and Sunday hours are 8:30 am-5:00 pm and Monday-Wednesday hours are 9:30 am-6:00 pm. Overtime opportunities are available.

The successful candidate will work the circulation desk approximately 30 hours per week, provide outstanding customer service, check library materials in and out, register new patrons, place holds on items, provide information to patrons regarding library procedures, and oversee approximately 25 student workers during weekend hours, assisting with the training and evaluation of those student workers.

Qualifications include: two years of experience working in a customer-service role in a user-focused organization; experience in an academic setting preferred; Bachelor's degree preferred; library experience and use of library technologies (e.g. an integrated library system) preferred; evidence of supervisory potential is essential.

You can find a full description, including qualifications, and apply online at: https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu/index.cgi?&JA_m=JASDET&JA_s=554

Mount Holyoke is an employer committed to fostering multicultural diversity in its staff, faculty, and students. Women and people of color are especially encouraged to apply.

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Alma Training Manager, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Library is currently seeking candidates for the position of Alma Training Manager. 

Reporting to the Director, Library Systems, Library Technology Service (LTS), the Alma Training Manager will be a member of a high performing team charged with coordinating change management efforts and development and execution of a training program for the Alma Library System.  Alma will be used to manage the collections of the Harvard Library supporting workflows that include  collections management (i.e. acquisition, description, and inventory management) and access functions (i.e. circulation, course reserves). This 18-month project is a major effort for the Harvard Library and will require a strong partnership between LTS, many Harvard Library staff, and the system vendor. The project will involve an overhaul of many library workflows and a comprehensive re-training program for library staff. The Alma Training Manager will be dedicated full time to the project and will play the lead role in developing and coordinating a "train-the-trainer" program as well as establishing sustainable on-line training modules that may be used to train new staff after Alma is in production. The scope of this work will include early training program development through pre-and post-implementation training for 700 staff. Please find the complete position description attached.

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

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

After selecting Administrative/Staff Jobs (either internal or external), click 'search openings' and then enter '43026BR' in the Auto Req ID Field.  

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Science Division Director, Simmons College of Library & Information Science, Boston, MA

The Director of the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) reports to the Dean of the College and is the academic leader of the School. The Director has responsibility for planning, including financial and enrollment management, curriculum development and revision, accreditation, and staffing.  In fulfilling these duties, the Director builds excellence by recruiting, evaluating, inspiring, developing and supporting faculty; attracting and retaining students; facilitating research opportunities; supervising faculty program leaders; hiring and evaluating non-faculty staff; and augmenting the resources of the School. The Director serves as an advisor to the Dean on all academic matters, advocates for resources, and collaborates with faculty Directors within the College and across Simmons to promote a rich intellectual environment for the College. The Director will work with internal and external constituencies to assure the high visibility of their programs on campus, in the community, and in the profession.
The School of Library and Information Science 
SLIS is a division of a newly formed College, with the two other divisions/departments offering programs in business, and mathematics, statistics, and computer science.  This College includes more than 50 full-time faculty; grants approximately 400 Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral degrees annually; and accounts for more than 15% of the total credits earned each year at Simmons.  It is the first new College to launch as part of Simmons College's academic transformation.
The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) opened with the College founding in 1899. Today, the MS (LIS) has approximately 700 students on two campuses and online, and an additional 50 students in the Ph.D. program. The MS degree program is a top ranked program in U.S. News & World Reports. The program has highly ranked areas of specialization, including a Concentration in Archives Management, a concentration in School Library Media, and specializations in children and youth services and digital librarianship. SLIS attracts students from all over the United States and the world. Graduates of our program hail from every state in the United States and over 80 countries. SLIS offers a dynamic environment for research and learning.  Faculty receive grants from a diverse array of federal agencies and private foundations. Please visit us at http://www.simmons.edu/academics/schools/school-of-library-and-information-science
 
Simmons at a Glance
Located in Boston's historic Fenway neighborhood along the Emerald Necklace (designed by Frederick Law Olmsted,) Simmons College is a small, private university, which has educated students for enriching careers and useful, independent lives since 1899. Decades before women in America gained the right to vote, Boston businessman John Simmons had a revolutionary idea--that women should be able to earn independent livelihoods--and Simmons College was the result. Simmons continues to educate its students for successful careers and meaningful lives through its women's undergraduate programs and coeducational masters and doctoral programs.
Simmons offers a pioneering liberal arts education for undergraduate women integrated with professional work experience, interdisciplinary study, and a global perspective. Students receive a broad-based, liberal arts education strengthened by direct experience in their area of concentration through internships or independent studies, research, fieldwork, or theses. Simmons offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and programs, with minors in all departments. 
Simmons's renowned graduate programs educate men and women in the health sciences, nursing, education, liberal arts, communications management, social work, and library and information science along with the first MBA designed specifically for women.  Since 2013, Simmons's nursing, social work, business, and library science masters programs have been offered online to students across the United States. 
In fall 2016, Simmons enrolled more than 1,700 undergraduate women and more than 5000 graduate students (1600 full-time and 3600 part-time; more than 1700 enrolled in online programs.) 
Simmons has 219 full-time faculty members of whom 43% are tenured. In addition, more than 600 part-time faculty - many of whom are clinical faculty working in schools, archives, libraries, hospitals, businesses, government, and a variety of non-profit organizations - instruct in face-to-face and online programs.
Simmons is a member of the Colleges of the Fenway, a voluntary collaboration among six colleges within a five-minute walk from Simmons's campus. This partnership allows cross-registration, social events for students, and faculty collaboration, as well as coordination on back-end technology and administrative functions. The College's other neighbors include renowned museums and cultural institutions (such as Boston's Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum), major libraries (such as the Massachusetts Historical Society and The Boston Public Library), other large university campuses (such as Northeastern University and Boston University), and a number of hospitals and medical research facilities (such as Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Children's Hospital), clustered around the nearby Harvard Medical School.
Position Requirements
Applicants must have a doctoral degree in library and information science, information studies, or an appropriate related field, and have demonstrated excellence in teaching, research and service at the national level, consistent with the rank of full professor.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
How to Apply
Please visit the full description to apply for this position. Consideration of applications will begin October 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
Candidates should be prepared to upload the following required documents: cover letter, C.V.; statement of teaching philosophy; statement outlining research interests and experience; statement regarding leadership philosophy; and names and contact information for three references.  Please include a statement of any sponsorship requirements.
Simmons College participates in TIAA/CREF and offers excellent benefits packages, including tuition reimbursement for dependents at Simmons and other institutions.
Simmons College is strongly committed to diversity and values candidates who bring a variety of backgrounds and experiences to our community.
For further information, please contact Faculty Search Committee Chair, Dr. Michele Cloonan, Chair at michele.cloonan@simmons.edu.

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Call for Host Sites: Visual Resources Association Foundation Regional Workshop Program

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to announce that it is accepting host applications for the VRAF Regional Workshop Program for 2017-2018. Thanks to the generous support from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, this program will allow the VRAF to continue to realize its mission to promote scholarship, research, education, and outreach in the fields of visual resources and image management.

For the 2017-2018 program, four grants of up to $3000 each are available to support an instructor stipend and travel expenses, a stipend for the local organizer, catering, and other minor expenses incurred by the host institution.  The VRAF will provide significant logistical support, including locating a qualified instructor and managing registration. With the VRAF Regional Workshop Grant, host institutions will be able to offer a workshop without the burden of developing it from within, and provide valuable programming not only to their local constituents, but to their broader region. This opportunity is open to Visual Resources Association (VRA) Chapters, VRA affiliates, related information management organizations, museums, libraries, and academic institutions. For a reasonable registration fee, the workshops will provide an immersive experience on a single topic, framed in a manner that is relevant to image management professionals, users of cultural heritage information, and the larger information community.

For the 2017-18 program, applications will be accepted to host one of the following workshops:

  • Can We Do That?: Intellectual Property Rights and Visual Media
  • Collaborating across the Institution: Creating Professional Partnerships to Support Cultural  Heritage
  • Documenting Cultural Heritage: Strategies and Spaces for Digital Capture
  • Exhibit, Instruct, Promote: An Introduction to Omeka for Digital Scholarship
  • Learning to Look and Looking to Learn: A Workshop on Visual Literacy
  • Managing Digital Content
  • Metadata and Management of Cultural Heritage Digital Media: From Fundamental to Future Trends
  • Moving Images: The Basics and Beyond
  • The International Image Interoperability Framework: What is it, and how can I use it?

We will also consider applications in which the host site proposes its own workshop topic. Please review the description of the VRAF Regional Workshop Program as well as the VRAF Mission Statement prior to confirm that your proposed workshop fits within both the program's parameters and the larger goals of the VRAF.

To conform to the guidelines of our Samuel H. Kress grant, workshops must be held by June 2018.  For more information about the VRAF Regional Workshop Program, visit https://vrafoundation.com/regional-workshops/. To apply, visit https://vrafoundation.com/apply/. If you have additional questions about the program, please contact VRAF Director Betha Whitlow, bwhitlow@wustl.edu. The deadline for application is August 15, 2017.

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Library Media Assistant, Moose Hill School, Londonderry, NH

Needed:

  • Clerical skills, some experience in library work preferred, familiarity with computer operations and applications
  • Willingness to work with students, familiarity with the developmental needs of kindergarten students
  • Detail oriented, good communications skills, display initiative
  • $11.73-$12.32 per hour, 6 hours per day, 3 days per week

Openings are continually changing and available for viewing at:

www.londonderry.org/employment  

If you are a previous applicant please do NOT fill out a new application,

use, or request again, the PIN # provided to you.

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Technical Services Library Assistant, Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

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

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

Duties include: Assisting in all aspects of the Technical Services Department including collection development, selection, acquisition, cataloging, processing, invoicing and quality control; Providing public service desk tasks including check-in, check-out and renewing materials on the telephone or in person. Providing assistance in locating materials; advising and recommending materials to children and adults. Interpreting and enforcing library policy and other similar or related work as directed. 

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

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

Starting salary: $50,454.

Deadline to apply: August 4, 2017

Qualified candidates should submit, preferably in ONE complete pdf:

  • Completed City of Waltham employment application

     ( http://www.city.waltham.ma.us/human-resources-department-formerly-personnel )

  • 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 II, Circulation Department, 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 the general public, 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. Superior customer service abilities. 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 may include:  Answering telephones, checking materials in and out, registering patrons, account maintenance, processing daily deliveries and other general circulation desk duties as assigned.

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

19 hours per week

Weekly schedule to include a morning and afternoon and a minimum of two evenings/week, plus a minimum of two Saturdays and one Sunday per month including July & August. 

$23.31 per hour, pro-rated paid time off

no health or retirement benefits

Deadline to apply:  August 4, 2017

Qualified candidates should submit, preferably in ONE complete pdf:

Mary Gullotti

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

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

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Reference Librarian, Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover, MA

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

Essential Job Functions

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

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

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

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

Compensation:

Rate:

Librarian I (S-10) $20.24 - $24.23 steps; coursework in an MLS degree program

Librarian I (S-11) $21.26 - $25.46 in 8 steps; coursework in an MLS degree program

Librarian I (S-12) $22.10 - $26.46 in 8 steps;

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

Deadline:

Anyone interested in the above position must email a cover letter and resume to: Kathleen Keenan, Library Director c/o Karen Consoli at kconsoli@northandoverma.gov

Position is open until filled. The Town of North Andover is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Library Assistant II, Audio-visual, Children's or Circulation Desks, 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.

Duties include: Answering telephones, checking materials in and out, registering patrons, account maintenance, assisting patrons to locate materials and other general circulation desk duties as assigned.

Qualifications include: Excellent customer service skills, ability to perform under pressure, able to work well with other employees & a diverse urban community, good problem solving and computer skills. The employee must be able to stand, stretch and stoop as well as 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.

Experience: Associates Degree or 2 years of post-high school education, 6 months of computer experience, 1 year customer service experience working with the public, or any equivalent combination.

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

On a per-diem/on-call basis - to fill in for staff absences, including days, nights and weekends

$23.44 per hour - no benefits

Deadline to apply:  August 4, 2017 

Qualified candidates should submit, preferably in ONE complete pdf:

Mary Gullotti

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

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

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover, MA

A part-time vacancy exists at the Stevens Memorial Library for an experienced Electronic Resources Librarian in a busy, mid-size MA public library. Assists in providing public services to all ages using the Stevens Memorial Library. Provides expertise and leadership in the management, use and development of the Library's electronic materials and resources.

Essential Functions

Electronic Resources (40%)

Promotes use of the Library's e-materials and provides instruction in the Library and other venues as appropriate such as Town departments and organizations, schools and parent organizations. Keeps staff informed on e-materials and technology issues. Oversees Library's online database licenses, subscriptions and other electronic services and works with the associated vendors. Maintains online connectivity to e-materials through Library website, etc. Compiles usage reports and statistics. Functions as the Library's primary troubleshooter, answering questions about its electronic resources and technology. Diagnoses problems; resolves or escalates issue to next tier as appropriate: Town IT Department, Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (consortium provided software). Keeps abreast of technology developments, evaluates possible e-material.

Public Desk Duties (30%):

Performs various tasks requiring a broad knowledge of professional literature, bibliographic resources and principles of information delivery and services. Works regular shifts at the reference desk, responding to questions from patrons in person, via email, or the telephone using a wide range of resources: print, electronic, microfilm etc. Works with a variety of other electronic equipment, such as scanners, copiers, digital cameras, projectors, laptops, tablets, smart phones and e-readers.

Publication Duties (30%):

Supports library publicity and publication needs. Maintains and develops the Library's website, including its content and design (updating the calendar, blog, etc.). Maintains and develops the Library's presence on other social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Qualifications:

Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS) or Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree from an American Library Association accredited library school or Bachelor's Degree with coursework toward the degree. Minimum two years experience in similar position, with demonstrated proficiency (which could be summarized as "Library Web 2.0" skills) in following areas: Use and instruction of electronic resources, such as online databases and bibliographic databases. Advanced ability and understanding of social networking applications and tools; skilled in providing services using online social networking sites. Web maintenance and development skills (minimum basics html, JavaScript, WordPress) and desktop publishing. Physical demands of the position: frequent physical effort is required for such activities as carrying books (20 - 30 lbs.), pushing book carts (150 lbs), bending, stretching, grasping, etc. to retrieve library materials. Able to view computer screens for extended time periods. Valid driver's license to attend meetings.

Hours

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

Compensation Rate:

Librarian I (S-10) $20.24 - $24.23 in 8 steps; coursework in an MLS degree program

Librarian I (S-11) $21.26 - $25.46 in 8 steps; coursework in an MLS degree program

Librarian I (S-12) $22.10 - $26.46 in 8 steps;

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

Deadline:

Anyone interested in the above position must email a cover letter and resume to: Kathleen Keenan, Library Director C/o Karen Consoli at kconsoli@northandoverma.gov

Position is open until filled. The Town of North Andover is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer

Reposted 7/6/17

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

Librarian 1 - 37.50 hours/week

This notice posts the opening of Librarian 1, Business & Government Librarian for the Portland Public Library in Portland, Maine.

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

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

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

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Leads Business and Government related initiatives, creating goals, metrics, and programs and coordinating material selections.

2. Selects, develops, and maintains all reference and circulating materials within the subject areas of business, commerce, economics, law, government, politics, civic engagement and education. 

3. Develops programming within this subject area in collaboration with the Programming Manager.

4. As a member of the Research and Information Department:

  • Provides research and information service to the public of all ages, in person and through any medium required.
  • Serves as the subject specialist for the questions and recommendations concerning the areas above.
  • Oversees (outside of the meeting rooms and gallery) the public space of the Lower Level when staffing the Reference desk.
  • Participates, with the Supervisor of Record, in the planning and implementation of reference services, with particular responsibility for the business and government areas.

5. Serves as the Library's Government Documents Librarian

6. Participates in special projects or tasks as necessary.

7. Seeks opportunities for professional development.

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

Required qualifications: 

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's Degree from an accredited graduate library program or equivalent training and experience.
  • Three years previous successful employment in a professional capacity, including supervisory experience, preferably in a public library setting.
  • Course work in Political Science and/or Business preferred.
Please send cover letter and resume to hr@portlib.org or mail to Director of Human Resources, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Sq, Portland, ME 04101 by July 21, 2017.

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Library Science Intern, Self Esteem Boston, Boston, MA

Description:
Self Esteem Boston is seeking a summer/fall intern. The position will primarily entail reviewing archival materials and basic processing of archival materials, as well as digital preservation practices. Working under the supervision of a consultant, the intern will perform other data management duties as assigned, including but not limited to inventorying the organization's 24 years of print, media, and digital collection.

Qualifications: 
The ideal candidate will be enrolled in or recent graduate of a library and information science or archives management program and has the desire to work in setting up the database of a non-profit organization. Strong computer, attention to detail, and time management skills are essential. Must be dependable, fully present (no cellular devices during shift) self-motivated, and able to lift and move up to 30 lbs. Coursework in archival practice is preferred.
Desired hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting July 12th for summer session for a minimum of 3 hour shifts between 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Flexible scheduling is available in the fall. This is a non-paid internship that may be used for course credit.

Required education:
- Bachelor's

Required submittal forms:
- Cover letter
- Resume

Please submit forms to info@mmeliteevents.com ATTN: Myriam Michel

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Head of Library Web & Digital Services, Yeshiva University, NY

Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more. 

We are a leading global educational institution that employs over 6,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission: to "bring wisdom to life" through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve.  We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.

The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University's retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and a shuttle to nearby subway locations. 

Yeshiva University Libraries occupy a central role in the academic enterprise by nurturing discovery, critical thinking, and the interdisciplinary exchange of information to help students and faculty collaborate, grow intellectually, and acquire skills for life-long learning. The libraries maintain a global dimension in advancing research and scholarship in Jewish Studies.

The holdings of the University's libraries include academic and cultural resources in print, digital, and other formats that span the disciplines from biomedical and social sciences, Jewish studies, law, and business to literature, languages, and the arts.  Special collections include Judaic rare books and manuscripts, Sephardic publications, and extensive archival records documenting the Jewish experience of the past century.

The Position: 

The Head of Library Web & Digital Services is responsible for the creation, implementation, management and evaluation of web-based interactive content, discovery strategies, scholarly communication, and library technology services for the Wilf and Beren campuses. The three major areas of responsibility are technology support for library patrons (students and faculty), alumni, staff and library systems; web design and maintenance; and digitization of collections.   This member of the Libraries' management team participates in setting library policy, identifying and adopting emerging technologies, and launching a scholarly communication program.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Monitor and manage library servers in cooperation with ITS office, recommending and participating in implementation of upgrades and purchases
  • Serve as the library's liaison with the Information Technology Services office
  • Oversee implementation and sustainable growth of an institutional repository
  • Analyze cost effectiveness of technology options and solutions
  • Manage technology for the library's Integrated Library System (ILS)
  • Articulate criteria for an effective library website to support both instruction and research. Working with public services librarians, recommend design and format improvements to the website and implement them to enhance the user experience
  • Maintain integrity and consistency of website, check links, refine content and update web pages
  • Manage the Libraries' alumni portal
  • Coordinate digitization projects
  • Collaborate with Metadata Services and Processing to ensure access to and discovery of resources
  • Supports digital literacies and digital scholarship in collaboration with research, instruction and public service librarians
  • Advise and assist library staff in development of digital content and on preservation of library digital assets
  • Participate in preparation of grant applications
  • Supervise staff
  • Oversee support and management of library workstations
  • Help patrons and library staff solve PC or application-specific, wireless, and off-campus access problems
  • Participate in professional meetings and workshops

QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience and Educational Background:

  • ALA accredited MLS and background in information technology
  • Five years' experience in an academic library setting or in a comparable environment with increasing levels of responsibility
  • Experience with institutional repositories and library publishing programs helpful
  • Demonstrated organizational and communication skills
  • Knowledge of usability testing, analytics analysis and assessment of virtual spaces
  • Knowledge of HTML, SGML, XML, EAD, DRUPAL, content management and metadata systems helpful

Skills and Competencies:

  • Demonstrated organizational and communication skills
  • Strong information technology background and aptitude, especially in relation to university libraries
  • Understand the current and newly developing issues related to library digitization and web design
  • Excellent communication and organization skills; understanding and experience with leading scholarly communication efforts
  • Knowledge of trends and developments in digital scholarship and open access publishing

The successful candidate is the liaison to all work related to the libraries' hardware, software and network; coordinates efforts with department heads to support patrons, alumni/ae and staff; and leads and inspires a unified library technology team.

Apply here.

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Assistant Director/Head of Public Service, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, MA

Description: Beebe Library seeks an enterprising Assistant Director/Head of Public Service. The successful candidate will enjoy diverse assignments that include public service, personnel management, budget administration, planning, development, programming, evaluation, and aiding the Library Director in daily management of the library.

Duties (including, but not limited to):

  • Represents the library, promoting its services throughout the community
  • Administers personal services budget, payroll, and benefits
  • Prepares written and statistical reports
  • Evaluates services, policies, and procedures
  • Directs staff development
  • Participates in the annual "Blossoms" fundraiser
  • Coordinates library volunteer program
  • Acts as the library's liaison to the Friends
  • Initiates and directs projects to meet community needs
  • Collaborates with the Library Director on special projects
  • Assumes responsibility for the library in the absence of the Director 

Qualifications: MLS with five years public library experience that includes managing staff. Strong communication and data analysis skills.  

Salary: $67,817 - $73,814 based on experience. Position is in the Wakefield Municipal Administrative, Supervisory and Professional Employees bargaining unit.

Closing date: July 21, 2017

Send: Letter of application and resume to -

Catherine E. McDonald, Director

Lucius Beebe Memorial Library

345 Main Street

Wakefield MA 01880

cmcdonald@noblenet.org

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Part-Time Library Assistants, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, MA

Duties/Description: Beebe Library seeks two part-time library assistants to join the circulation services staff. The positions include direct service to library patrons and processing of materials for circulation. Successful candidates will thrive in a fast-paced, service-centered environment; administer policies and procedures; be detail-oriented while working with frequent interruptions; enjoy people; and love learning new things.

Qualifications: BA/BS preferred. ILS experience; Evergreen a plus. 

Schedule:  

Twelve hours/week: Monday 5-9, Wednesday 3-7, and rotating Friday or Saturday 1-5

Ten hours/week: Tuesday 2-8 and Wednesday 9-1 

Positions are eligible for Substitute and Sunday hours as available to 20 hrs/wk. maximum. 

Salary: $17.74 - $20.76 per hour in seven steps. Position is in the Massachusetts Library Staff Association bargaining unit.

Closing date: July 21, 2017

Send: Letter of application and resume to -

Catherine E. McDonald, Director

Lucius Beebe Memorial Library

345 Main Street

Wakefield MA 01880

cmcdonald@noblenet.org

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Executive Director, Barrington Area Library, Barrington, IL

Be a vital community catalyst and library futurist as the next Executive Director for the Barrington Area Library. The Library's mission focuses on four key areas: stimulating imagination; supporting information literacy; fostering multigenerational and creative lifelong learning; and creating young readers. A customer-centric and committed staff (65 FTE) successfully fulfills that mission in comfortable physical and virtual settings through the Library's outstanding digital collections and services, collaborative and vibrant community spaces, and stellar programs and activities for all ages.

In 2013-2014, the Library transformed its public space through a complete redesign and revitalization. Customers now use and explore completely reimagined spaces, including: an interactive Youth Services department with a focus on active play and learning; a Business and Technology Center featuring a MakerLab, digital studio, public computers, technology collaboration spaces, and Business Cubicles; three improved and refurnished smart meeting rooms; and a greatly improved customer service experience. Serving 44,000 residents over a 72-mile square mile area, Barrington Area Library is geographically the largest library district in Illinois. In addition to the main library building, customer service is provided through remote delivery and return services throughout the district. Governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees with a $6.7 million operating budget, the Library annually hosts 358,592 visitors and circulates 975,959 items.

Located in the Village of Barrington (forty miles from downtown Chicago), the Barrington Area Library serves all or part of fourteen communities and unincorporated areas. Each community has its own special appeal which includes fine restaurants, the historic Catlow Theatre, nature preserves, and upscale lifestyle shopping centers. The Barrington area also focuses on family life and community engagement. District 220 schools consistently place among the top in state and national rankings, and residents enjoy a variety of community festivals throughout the year. A wide network of local non- profit organizations provides an abundance of volunteer and philanthropic opportunities. The Library is easily accessible by car and the Metra commuter train. For more information on the Library and the Barrington area, visit Barrington Links.

Responsibilities and requirements: Minimum requirements include a Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA- accredited program and five years of professional library experience with at least two years of director or other senior level administrator experience; or equivalent background and experience that will enable the candidate to perform effectively the work required. Essential skills include

(1) knowledge of library principles and practices;

(2) commitment to staying well-informed on library district legal and financial issues;

(3) currency on technology and trends;

(4) sound business and financial judgement;

(5) understanding of common personnel management methods to lead an engaged and thriving staff;

(6) initiative, awareness and vision in developing library services; and

(7) skill in building and maintaining effective relationships with the Library Board, staff and community leaders.

Public library experience, including a successful track record of reporting to a governing board, is preferred. For the complete position description, please visit Barrington Area Library Executive Director Description.

Compensation: The starting salary range is $120,000 - 135,000, dependent on qualifications with a competitive benefits package.

For further information, please visit Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Jobeth Bradbury. This position will close August 20, 2017. 

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Library Director, Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids, MI

Lead the Grand Rapids Public Library in its efforts to connect people to the transforming power of knowledge. The Grand Rapids Public Library seeks a successful responsible Library Director to provide innovation and inspiration for the Library and the City of Grand Rapids. Working with a seven-member

Board of Library Commissioners, the successful candidate will have a strong background in developing collaborative external partnerships and continue to move the Library forward as a vital civic institution. The Library is uniquely positioned through its inherent neutrality and belief in equitable access and envisions a Grand Rapids community that is resilient and thriving. Impact priorities include young learners preparing to be successful, growing cultural communities actively accessing and using information, maximizing partnerships, and identifying and developing collections of information and thinking for different groups using the foundation of its successful Local History model. The Grand Rapids Public Library serves 193,000 residents with eight locations and a $9.4 million annual budget. In 2016, the Library staff (98FTE) hosted 723,751 visits and circulated 1,598,076 items. The Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation provided significant support for additional library programming including Music in the Stacks, One Book One Read for Kids (presented through the award winning DigiBridge partnership with the Grand Rapids Public Schools), Día de los Muertos, and Taste of Soul Sunday, an African American Heritage program.

Grand Rapids, the second largest city in Michigan and ranked as #19 in Best Places to Live in the U.S., shares big-city excitement without big-city hassle and Midwest friendliness with small-town warmth. The City, with its low cost of living, is a great place to live, work, and play with its emphasis on the arts, sustainability, and neighborhood living. It is a city of active, vibrant neighborhoods--the Heritage Hill neighborhood is one of the largest urban historic districts in the country representing more than sixty architectural styles including Frank Lloyd Wright's Meyer May House. Grand Rapids is a desirable, affordable location for families- offering a variety of housing options from a downtown lifestyle to suburban living. In 2012, the Grand Rapids Public School System embarked on transforming education and is seeing significant success resulting in increased graduation rates and enrollment. Also, long known as a historic furniture--manufacturing center, Grand Rapids is now home to health care, technology, and automotive industries. In addition to economic development initiatives, the City also has a significant focus on the arts--home of the first piece of public art in the United States funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2009, Grand Rapids hosted the first ArtPrize--the world's largest art competition determined by public voting. Grand Rapids is also known as "Beer City USA" highlighting its prominent breweries. For more details about Grand Rapids, the Library, and the many attractions of both, see Grand Rapids Links.

Responsibilities: The Library Director is responsible for the efficient overall administration and operation of the library system which includes, but is not limited to, strategic planning; human resources and labor relations issues; public and support services; budget and finance; maintaining effective relationships with local government and legislative bodies, the Board of Library Commissioners, staff, state and national library associations, and the community at large; and compliance with all pertinent federal, state, and local laws, regulations and ordinances as well as library policies and procedures.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program and ten years of executive experience in institutional library leadership, four of which must include experience in a library or similar setting; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the work required, including: millage and/or election experience; knowledge of current trends and best practices in executive leadership, public administration, finance, fundraising, and development; ability to develop and sustain significant collaborative partnerships with community stakeholders and local elected officials; and proven success in project management. The successful applicant must possess or be eligible to acquire a Librarian's Permanent Professional Certificate issued by the Library of Michigan. Prior experience in a public library, experience reporting to a governing board and prior work in a union environment are preferred qualifications. To review the full position description, visit Director Position Description.

Compensation: The position offers a hiring salary range of $106,927 - $129,084 (with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.

For more information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and résumé as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury before the closing date of August 13, 2017. 

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Library Director, Waukesha (WI) Public Library, Waukesha, WI

Waukesha Public Library seeks a Library Director who will embrace and champion WPL's mission to provide - "a welcoming and dynamic environment where citizens of all ages can find the inspiration, ideas, and information to reach their full potential." Join the City of Waukesha, the eleven-member Library Board, and the staff of this thriving municipal library as the Waukesha Public Library continues to play its pivotal role as a library, community partner and arts center. Serving 92,560 people, WPL is a single 71,566 sq. ft. facility--stunningly renovated and centrally located in an inviting park setting.  With a team of 44.63 FTEs, a vital Friends group and a $3.9 million annual budget, the Library circulates in excess of 1 million items annually to more than 50,000 registered cardholders. Opportunities for the new Director include continued forward-thinking library services and programs, strategic planning, and exploring alternative funding streams to support additional services. Nestled in the southeast corner of Wisconsin, the City of Waukesha and the region offer cultural and recreational amenities--providing ample opportunity for a delightful blend of outdoor sports and art activities. Waukesha, ranked by Money Magazine as one of the "100 Best Places to Live," is also centrally located with convenient access to three major urban areas--20 miles from Milwaukee, 60 miles from Madison and 90 miles from Chicago. For more information on the 2011 Wisconsin Library of the Year and the community, see Waukesha Links.

Responsibilities. The Library Director plans, organizes, directs, and controls all functions, operations, and activities of the Library, either directly or through senior management staff.  The Director reports to the Library Board of Trustees and serves as a City Department Head for the City of Waukesha. The Director, under general direction of and within the policies set by the Library Board, is responsible for developing and presenting an operating plan, budget, and policies necessary to provide the optimal library service to community residents.  The Director provides direct supervision to and management of the Assistant Director, the Head of Children's Services, the Head of Program Development and Community Engagement, the Head of Operations, and the Administration Department. For the detailed job description, see Library Director.

Minimum qualifications to be considered for the position include graduation from an ALA-accredited program with a Master's Degree in Library Science, the ability to qualify for and retain Grade 1 Wisconsin Library Certification, and a minimum of five years of library work including two years of library management experience, human resources and marketing experience; or any equivalent combination of knowledge, ability and skills as to perform the job effectively. Key knowledge, skills and abilities include a knowledge of public library organization and administration; a knowledge of library laws and regulations; the ability to hire, train, supervise and motivate library staff;  the ability to prepare clear and concise reports and recommendations; the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with trustees, elected officials, staff and community groups and stakeholders; knowledge of current library technologies; strong planning, organization and executive leadership skills; and public speaking ability. Prior experience reporting to a governing Board and working in a public library are preferred qualifications.

Compensation. The position offers a hiring salary range of $95,677 - $112,420 (dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package. 

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates  via email or phone. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Karen MillerThis position closes August 6, 2017.

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Research Impact & Social Work Librarian, Health Sciences Library, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, WA

THE LIBRARIES 

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

Health Sciences Library

Health Sciences Library (HSL) is a national leader in the development and application of innovative strategies and technologies to meet information and research needs for the benefit of patients and communities throughout the Pacific Northwest. The HSL supports the education, research, and clinical programs of the six UW health science schools; UW Medicine Accountable Care Network (ACN), as well as the wider interdisciplinary biomedical community of the University. The UW Medicine Accountable Care Network spans 46 cities and neighborhoods, and includes: 1,000+ primary care providers; 4,000+ specialists; 1,000+ clinics; 19 hospitals; 33+ urgent care clinics; and 19 emergency departments. The website hsl.uw.edulinks users to an extensive library of electronic resources in the five state WWAMI region.

THE POSITION

Working within the HSL, the Research Impact and Social Work Librarian will design and develop a research information and analytical service for educational, research and clinical endeavors supported by the HSL that have research output that can be in, but not limited to, the form of publications. The Research Impact Librarian will be involved in the Public and Research Services librarian group as the expert on bibliometric and research impact in addition to liaison duties supporting the six schools which consists of School of Dentistry, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, School of Public Health and School of Social Work. The main liaison duties for this position will be with the School of Social Work which is ranked the best social work school in the US. This position will also support the schools' various research initiatives and UW Medicine that includes Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, and UW Neighborhood Clinics. The Research Impact Librarian will identify methodologies and algorithms to inform citation analysis and use the various tools to map and benchmark the quality and impact of the University's health sciences research. The Research Impact and Social Work Librarian will lead and be responsible for identifying and managing research impact modeling, advocate and inform colleagues and customers research information metrics, and design, develop, implement and evaluate skills training for the health sciences research community on research impact.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

Bibliometrics and Research Impact Service:

  • Analyzes methods and approaches for citation analysis/bibliometrics and research impact.
  • Designs and develops a research impact service to assess the reach of the health sciences schools' endeavors.
  • Designs, develops and evaluates research impact skills training for librarian colleagues and HSL customers.
  • Designs and develops a program of advocacy to promote HSL services in regards to research impact and citation analysis/bibliometrics.
  • Fosters and maintains links to the various areas of the health sciences focused on research such as, but not limited to, the Office of Research, etc.
  • Develops and maintains an awareness of the trends and issues on research impact (bibliometrics and other forms of impact measurement).
  • Serves as a resource for groups supported by HSL looking at research impact of their discipline and works with customers to understand and appropriately use tools that generate research impact measures.
  • Works collaboratively with librarian colleagues to provide research impact consultations for personal citation metrics and provide guidance to departments supported by HSL on research impact.

Liaison and Other Duties:

  • Serves as a liaison for faculty, researchers and students to School of Social Work and other assigned departments. Provides individual and group consultation on information literacy, research strategies, searching, information management and evidence based practice instruction for assigned schools and departments in addition to research impact.
  • Designs and performs instructional classes for faculty, students and researchers that promote the efficient and effective use of UW and other web resources in the areas of support.
  • Participates in UW Libraries and University committees, task forces, teams, and program planning as appropriate.
  • Understands and abides by the Libraries Personal Communication Responsibilities. Communicates appropriately, effectively and positively. Plays an active role in staying informed and participating in Libraries and unit meetings, activities and events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Ability to work successfully in an intensely collaborative environment with a broad range of people from culturally diverse backgrounds including colleagues, administrators, students, faculty, legislators, and vendors.
  • Ability to manage workload, priorities and deadlines and achieve timeline goals.
  • Ability to multi task and maintain high degree of organization or work process.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace. 

Preferred

  • Demonstrated experience with different bibliometric data sources and knowledge of bibliometric software.
  • Knowledge of issues related to research identification and experience using researcher profiling systems.
  • Data management, manipulation, interpretation and analysis skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in the field of Social Work or another health sciences field.

SALARY

$50,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.

RANK

Position will be at rank of Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librariandepending on qualifications and background.

BENEFITS

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

APPLICATION PROCESS

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

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Director Libraries Human Resources).
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements).
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses).
  • Please use "Librarian Application: Research Impact & Social Work Librarian" in the subject heading.
  • Please submit all components in a single, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space during the course of the search. Campus constituents may have access to some material, including CVs.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, August 4 2017. 

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

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

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

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

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Call for Applications: UNC SILS

The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a tenure/tenure-track faculty position with a starting date of July 1, 2018. Candidates at all ranks are welcome to apply.

The faculty seek an outstanding colleague with research and teaching interests in academic and research library innovation and leadership. For more information about the position and SILS, visit https://sils.unc.edu/about/hr/open-lis-faculty

View the University job posting and submit applications at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/123141. Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.    

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Fiction & Readers' Advisory Coordinator, North Kingstown Free Library, North Kingstown, RI

Applications are now being accepted in the office of the Library Director, North Kingstown Free Library, 100 Boone Street, North Kingstown, RI for the following position:

FICTION & READERS' ADVISORY COORDINATOR (23) LIBRARY

General Description: This is advanced professional work responsible for one of the five major divisions of the library. The Fiction & Readers' Advisory Coordinator is responsible for coordinating efforts to bring readers' services to the community within the framework of the library's approved program of service.

Responsibilities Supervises the library's readers' services, overseeing the daily operation of the fiction desk; trains and supervises staff and volunteers; develops & oversees staff projects, encouraging teamwork. Provides direct public service, including answering readers' advisory questions; assists patrons in locating and using library resources and equipment; maintains public discipline and decorum; participates in shelving and shelf-reading as needed.  Plans, organizes, and conducts a wide variety of programs. Writes grants, gathers statistics, and works cooperatively with other library staff members, other Rhode Island librarians, and other agencies. Coordinates the development of the adult fiction, book express, paperback, foreign language, and large print collections. Administers budget allotments, selects new materials for the collections, assigns and oversees the work of other selectors, evaluates donated items to the collections; evaluates the collections for timeliness and use. Provides outreach to the community by establishing and maintaining contacts with local community organizations, working with book discussion groups, and collaborating with other library staff on promoting the library in the community. Builds and sustains strong collaborations with colleagues inside the library; participates in the library profession through committee work and by attending meetings and workshops; provides direct public service to patrons at the library's service desks.

Qualifications: Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited program (MLIS degree candidates with extensive experience working in a public library and nearing completion of the degree may be considered.) Considerable knowledge of professional library principles, methods, techniques, and routines. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with the public and colleagues; good oral and written communication skills and the ability to conduct programs for small and large audiences.

Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week

Includes evenings and weekend hours

Salary: Starting at $44,669, plus benefits 

APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSES WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017 

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references via postal mail or email to:

Cyndi Desrochers

Library Director

North Kingstown Free Library

100 Boone St.

North Kingstown, RI 02852

cdesrochers@nklibrary.org 

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Research Operations Coordinator, Goodwin, Boston, MA

GENERAL SUMMARY: Assists with the management of electronic research services, activation of new users' subscriptions, ordering and processing of print materials for the Research Center and troubleshooting of reported access issues. Also prepares Research Services orientation materials for new and lateral hires, orders attorney desk books and maintains corresponding system records for print and electronic resources.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinates day-to-day access to electronic research services including assistance with authentication, username and password management and technical support. Maintains accurate and current record of electronic subscriptions status, licensing information and invoice payments.
  • Prepares orientation materials for new and lateral hires, including lawyers, paralegals, court procedures, marketing and other administrative staff. Ensures that all print and electronic services are active and delivered by the new hires' start dates.
  • Orders, processes and distributes office print resources and oversees all aspects of attorney desk book cycle. Maintains subscription lists and desk book copy records by adding appropriate item records to the integrated library system.

  • Researches and resolves vendor issues associated with incorrect shipments and lapsed subscriptions. Claims missing and delayed shipments when needed.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES

  • Assumes additional responsibilities as requested.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Ability to effectively manage work to high quality standards, with a meticulous eye for detail.
  • Accountable, assumes responsibility for quality and timeliness of his/her work.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize and execute tasks, multitask and meet deadlines.
  • Within scope of position, works independently using sound judgment.
  • Effective interpersonal, written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the firm in a professional manner.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with members of the Research Services department, administrative staff and attorneys at the firm.
  • Technical aptitude with ability to quickly learn new systems and applications.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS/JOB EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree; Bachelor's degree can be substituted for relevant experience in a special or academic library.

  • 1-3 years of electronic resource management and operations experience preferred.
  • Proficiency with computer systems and applications.

Please apply online:

http://www.goodwinlaw.com/job-opportunities/bos-staff-research-operations-coordinator

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Branch Manager, O'Neill Branch, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

NOTICE OF RE-POSTING

(Closing Date Extended)

POSTING DATE:  06/16/17

CLOSING DATE07/25/17 

Recruitment of external applicants is underway concurrent with this posting.

Resumes and letters of interest can be submitted via email to employment@cambridgema.gov.

Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.

JOB TITLE Branch Manager

DEPARTMENT: Cambridge Public Library/ O'Neill Branch

JOB CODE/POSITION #: L410-705

CIVIL SERVICE: Non-Civil Service

HOURS OF WORK: 37.5 hours per week scheduled to meet the needs of the department. Initial schedule is Mondays, 11:30-8, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9:30-6 at the O'Neill Branch and Tuesdays 8:30-5 at the Main Library. Every 3rd week the position works Saturday, 8:30-5 instead of Tuesday. Hours are assigned and may be changed to meet the needs of the Department and the Library. Flexibility is expected and desired.

UNION AFFILIATION: CPLSA, Local 4928

SUMMARY: The Branch Manager is a leadership position with responsibility for managing and training the O'Neill Branch staff, the day to day operation of the branch, and for developing effective programs and dynamic collections. Collaborates with the Manager of Branch Services to establish priorities, set goals and initiate new services. Sets the tone for this service area in order to provide consistent, personal, accurate, helpful assistance to library users.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages branch services in a manner that supports overall goals of the Library and ensures that staff members offer the highest quality assistance to library users
  • Provides exceptional and engaging service to the public 
  • Develops, implements and evaluates services to meet the needs of the neighborhood
  • Directs all activities in the branch and supervises all staff assigned to the branch. Prepares staff schedules and work assignments
  • Actively seeks, creates and exploits outreach opportunities in the neighborhood
  • Aids in the recruitment and training of new branch staff
  • Evaluates staff performances annually and sets goals with staff for the coming year
  • Works collaboratively with the Manager of Collection Services to select adult materials for the branch. Supervises the selection of children's materials with guidance from the Manager of Youth Services. Ensures the branch's collections are varied and regularly weeded
  • Manages the allocated branch budget responsibly with guidance from management
  • Performs reader's advisory and reference services for branch patrons
  • Supervises the planning of programming for youth and is responsible for creating adult programming
  • Provides strong leadership to display and to merchandize the collections
  • Works collaboratively to publicize branch events and services both in print and online
  • Resolves patron complaints/issues
  • Performs leadership and supervision for functions related to circulation
  • Instructs patrons in the use of on-line catalog, e-resources and all other patron technologies
  • Oversees the branch building and reports needed repairs and servicing
  • Fosters good public relations with schools and other agencies in the branch community
  • Functions as a member of the leadership team of the Library, attending regular meetings
  • Maintains a working knowledge of contemporary issues, trends, and technology
  • Makes recommendations to improve services in light of new developments
  • May serve on committees which review and develop library policies and services
  • Troubleshoots and operates technology
  • Any other duties required for the good of the Branch or the Library 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library science from an accredited library school.  At least three years of professional library experience in a public library setting. Previous public library and supervisory experience desirable. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training, and/or experience may be substituted for part of the educational requirement.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Strong customer service skills and proven managerial skills
  • Thorough knowledge of popular adult materials and of borrower/circulation services
  • Ability to interpret community needs and interests, and turn into relevant library service
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse population
  • Ability to handle multiple activities and interruptions at once
  • Ability to communicate effectively, patiently and courteously
  • Ability to remain calm and flexible at all times and especially in emergency situations
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, use time effectively, meet deadlines
  • Punctuality and dependability
  • Broad background and knowledge of library techniques, resources, and current literature
  • Familiarity with current  technologies and interest in innovation
  • Ability to work with enthusiasm and initiative, a cheerful disposition, and a willingness to work positively and harmoniously with others 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Physically able to operate a variety of equipment; Ability to sit and use computer workstation for extended periods of time; Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books or other materials or equipment; Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing, vision or other powers of observation, manual dexterity, personal mobility and physical reflexes. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Works in assigned area, including office areas, training rooms, library locations, as necessary. Normal office exposure to noise, stress and interruptions. Attends and participates in continuing educational programs designed to keep abreast of changes in profession. 

RATE:  $31.55 per hour to $36.17 per hour in five steps

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

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

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Branch Manager (Collins Branch), Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

NOTICE OF POSTING

POSTING DATE: 07/05/17

CLOSING DATE07/31/17

 Recruitment of external applicants is underway concurrent with this posting.

Resumes and letters of interest can be submitted via email to employment@cambridgema.gov.

Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.

JOB TITLE   Branch Manager (Collins Branch)

DEPARTMENT:    Cambridge Public Library/Collins Branch

JOB CODE/POSITION #:     L410-710

CIVIL SERVICE:  Non-Civil Service

HOURS OF WORK:  37.5 hours per week scheduled to meet the needs of the department. Initial schedule is Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, 9:30-6 and Thursdays, 11:30-8, at the Collins Branch and Wednesdays 8:30-5 at the Main Library. Every 3rd week the position works Saturday, 8:30-5 instead of Wednesday. Hours are assigned and may be changed to meet the needs of the Department and the Library. Flexibility is expected and desired.

UNION AFFILIATION: CPLSA, Local 4928

SUMMARY: The Branch Manager is a leadership position with responsibility for managing and training the Collins Branch staff, the day to day operation of the branch, and for developing effective programs and dynamic collections. Collaborates with the Manager of Branch Services to establish priorities, set goals and initiate new services. Sets the tone for this service area in order to provide consistent, personal, accurate, helpful assistance to library users.  

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages branch services in a manner that supports overall goals of the Library and ensures that staff members offer the highest quality assistance to library users
  • Provides exceptional and engaging service to the public 
  • Develops, implements and evaluates services to meet the needs of the neighborhood
  • Directs all activities in the branch and supervises all staff assigned to the branch. Prepares staff schedules and work assignments
  • Actively seeks, creates and exploits outreach opportunities in the neighborhood
  • Aids in the recruitment and training of new branch staff
  • Evaluates staff performances annually and sets goals with staff for the coming year
  • Works collaboratively with the Manager of Collection Services to select adult materials for the branch. Supervises the selection of children's materials with guidance from the Manager of Youth Services. Ensures the branch's collections are varied and regularly weeded
  • Manages the allocated branch budget responsibly with guidance from management
  • Performs reader's advisory and reference services for branch patrons
  • Supervises the planning of programming for youth and is responsible for creating adult programming
  • Provides strong leadership to display and to merchandize the collections
  • Works collaboratively to publicize branch events and services both in print and online
  • Resolves patron complaints/issues
  • Performs leadership and supervision for functions related to circulation
  • Instructs patrons in the use of on-line catalog, e-resources and all other patron technologies
  • Oversees the branch building and reports needed repairs and servicing
  • Fosters good public relations with schools and other agencies in the branch community
  • Functions as a member of the leadership team of the Library, attending regular meetings
  • Maintains a working knowledge of contemporary issues, trends, and technology
  • Makes recommendations to improve services in light of new developments
  • May serve on committees which review and develop library policies and services
  • Troubleshoots and operates technology
  • Any other duties required for the good of the Branch or the Library 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library science from an accredited library school.  At least three years of professional library experience in a public library setting. Previous public library and supervisory experience desirable. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training, and/or experience may be substituted for part of the educational requirement.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Strong customer service skills and proven managerial skills
  • Thorough knowledge of popular adult materials  and of borrower/circulation services
  • Ability to interpret community needs and interests, and turn into relevant library service
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse population
  • Ability to handle multiple activities and interruptions at once
  • Ability to communicate effectively, patiently and courteously
  • Ability to remain calm and flexible at all times and especially in emergency situations
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, use time effectively, meet deadlines
  • Punctuality and dependability
  • Broad background and knowledge of library techniques, resources, and current literature
  • Familiarity with current  technologies and interest in innovation
  • Ability to work with enthusiasm and initiative, a cheerful disposition, and a willingness to work positively and harmoniously with others

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Physically able to operate a variety of equipment; Ability to sit and use computer workstation for extended periods of time; Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books or other materials or equipment; Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing, vision or other powers of observation, manual dexterity, personal mobility and physical reflexes.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Works in assigned area, including office areas, training rooms, library locations, as necessary. Normal office exposure to noise, stress and interruptions. Attends and participates in continuing educational programs designed to keep abreast of changes in profession.

RATE: $31.55 per hour to $36.17 per hour in five steps

APPLICATION PROCEDURE Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest by 8pm on the closing date via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312. 

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

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Teen Library Assistant, Avon Free Public Library, Avon, CT

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays

The Avon Public Library is seeking Teen Library Assistants (Children's and Teen Services). We are looking for applicants who enjoy working with middle school students during the afternoon hours.

Potential candidates will be knowledgeable with public libraries, share a love of reading and books, and demonstrate the desire to work in a high-energy, team-oriented environment.

The salary is $20.4078/hour in accordance with Step 4A of the Town of Avon's Classification and Pay Plan. Sick leave is provided consistent with State of Connecticut Regulations, but there are no other benefits associated with this position.

Please fax, mail, or email your cover letter, resume and Application for Employment (www.avonct.gov under job opportunities) by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 10, 2017 to:

William F. Vernile

Director of Human Resources

60 West Main Street Avon, CT 06001 (860)

409-4366

Fax ddwyer@avonct.gov

Position Definition: Performs responsible and varied library services in the Children's and Teen Department including assisting teen, children, parents, and students with reference and reader's advisory, the use of library materials, equipment and resources.

Supervision Received: Receives general supervision from the Children's and Teen Services Manager, and task supervision from a professional librarian.

Supervision Exercised: May allocate tasks to Library Pages.

Examples of Essential Job Duties: Assists patrons in the use of the library's catalogue and reference materials, answers reference questions as able; locates information or guides patrons to source materials. Assists patrons in use of computers and equipment, including database and Internet searching. Assists patrons in use of reference and public access catalogs and other library sources. Refers patrons as necessary to Reference Librarians. Performs work in various library units, including cataloging, children's, reference, or as assigned. Prepares materials in promoting use of library, including posters, newsletters and exhibits. Processes books and materials for mailing in the interlibrary loan program. Maintains records of outgoing and incoming materials. May prepare book orders and keeps acquisition records for both new materials and donations. Maintains inventory of library materials and supplies. Obtains materials from library service centers for special collections. Performs general office clerical tasks. Creates cards, lists, overdue notices, correspondence and reports as required. Maintains materials, supplies or equipment for an assigned unit. Maintains various office files. Operates standard office equipment, such as computer, copy machine, calculator, etc. Performs related work as assigned. Regularly returns books and materials to shelves and storage sites. Shelf reads book stacks to place books in order. Periodically weeds collections, removing outdated or damaged books and materials. Makes minor repairs to books and materials as possible. Packages damaged books and materials to send to external contractors for mending. Participates in building the Library's collection of books, periodicals, and audio-visual equipment and materials. Evaluates library materials based on knowledge of community needs, review of professional journals and literature, and library policy. Recommends selections to the Children's and Teen Services Manager.

Examples of Incidental Job Duties: Monitors the reading rooms and other library areas to maintain order, and to provide a friendly environment for library patrons. Participates in training and professional development programs.

Minimum Qualifications Required: The skills and knowledge required would generally be acquired with an Associate's Degree in Library Science or graduation from high school with one year of public library experience, or an equivalent combination of education and library experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ability to acquire a working knowledge of library principles and practices is necessary. A working knowledge of basic office procedures, including filing, scheduling, posting and simple bookkeeping is required. Ability to acquire a working knowledge of, and to work with, computer applications and technical equipment applicable to library operations is needed. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or schedule form is necessary. Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure is required. Must be able to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, and diagrammatic or schedules form. Must be able to relate to patrons and have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library staff is essential.

Physical, Mental Exertion/Environmental Conditions: Performs duties in an open environment. Must be able concentrate on moderate detail with constant interruptions. Routinely and intermittently exposed to computer screen, and must take periodic breaks from screen. May be required to lift and move light to medium weights, for example, books, displays, equipment, office supplies, etc. Must be able to hear clearly (correctable to within normal limits) to record telephone information, and to see (vision correctable to 20/20) to complete applications and forms. May drive to out of library locations. Ability to manage stress due to interaction with the public.

License or Certificate: Not applicable.

Note: The above tasks and responsibilities are illustrative only. It is not meant to include every task or responsibility. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

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Library Specialist, Children's & Teen Rooms, Avon Library, Avon, CT

Specialist #1*: 25 hours/week

Library Specialist in Children's & Teen Rooms 1 night, 1 Saturday per month, remaining hours to be determined

Specialist #2*: 10.5 hours/week

Library Specialist in Children's Room 2 evenings per week, remaining hours to be determined

Specialist #3*: Sundays

Library Specialist in Children's & Teen Rooms (Alternate Sundays, December - April, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Department: Library

Essential Job Duties: See attached job description

Minimum Qualifications:

The skills and knowledge required would generally be acquired with an Associate's degree in Library Science, and three years of experience in an educational institution or a public library, or any equivalent combination of experience and training. Prior experience in working in childcare, child development, pre-school or elementary education is desirable.

Salary Range:

$24.2280/hour. Sick leave is provided consistent with State of Connecticut Regulations, but there are no other benefits associated with this position.

Closing Date: 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 10, 2017

Employment Application: www.avonct.gov (under job opportunities)

Send Application To:

William F. Vernile Director of Human Resources 60 West Main Street Avon, CT 06001

* Please specify which Reference position you are applying for in the "Position Applied For" box.

Library Specialist - Children's Room Position Definition:

Performs responsible and varied library services in the Children's & Teen Services Department, including assisting children and students in the use of library materials, equipment and resources, and conducting programs for pre-school, elementary and middle school students and young adults.

Supervision Received:

Works under the general supervision of the Children's & Teen Services Manager, who assigns areas of responsibilities, outlines policy and procedures, provides guidance as necessary, and evaluates work in terms of accuracy and effectiveness. Works with a great deal of independence in Children's Services.

Supervision Exercised:

Provides task supervision to Library Pages and volunteers as assigned.

Examples of Essential Job Duties:

Assists in the planning, development and implementation of library programs and services for children and young adults, including story hours, library tours, and related events to encourage reading, viewing and listening skills.

Provides reference and readers advisory services to children, teens and adults.

Assists children and students in the use of the library's catalogue and reference materials, answers reference questions; locates information or guides children to source materials.

Assists children and students in use of computer system to locate books and materials, to access Internet and CD ROM reference sources.

Refers children and students to Children's Librarian as necessary.

Plans, prepares and presents pre-school and early grade story-time and literature related programs.

Uses literature, music, dance, and puppets, etc. to enhance presentations.

May develop scripts, posters, and audio-visual materials for programs.

May involve audience, including adults, in activities.

Visits schools, childcare centers, and community locations to present programs.

Participates in the developing Children's Services collection of books, periodicals, and audio-visual equipment and materials.

Evaluates library materials for children based on knowledge of community needs, review of professional journals and children's literature, and library policy.

Recommends selections to the Children's Librarian. Performs collection maintenance tasks, including shelf reading, weeding of damaged or obsolete materials, and noting gaps in subject areas, etc.

Performs circulation desk duties, including charging and discharging library materials, recording and filing circulation cards, and registering new children; answers telephone calls and provides information to children.

Reserves books and loan materials.

Maintains circulation desk area in neat and functional condition.

Provides backup assistance in other library areas as necessary.

Examples of Incidental Job Duties: Organizes programs and activities with school librarians, teachers, parents' groups, and community organizations. Arranges programs using volunteers, artists, and others. Attends professional library conferences to remain abreast of changes in library matters. Performs other duties as required. Maintains appearance of Children's & Teen section. Prepares displays and exhibits.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Must have a working knowledge of children's, juvenile and young adult literature. A working knowledge of library principles and practices is required. Must be able to apply the principles of library science to resolve practical problems and to deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Must be able to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, and diagrammatic and schedules form. Ability to acquire a working knowledge of, and to work with, computer applications and technical equipment applicable to library operations is required. Must be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure, and compute ratios, rates and percentages. Must be able to relate to children and have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library staff and adult patrons is essential.

Physical, Mental Exertion/Environmental Conditions:

Performs duties in an office environment. Routinely and intermittently exposed to computer screen, and must take periodic breaks from screen. May be required to lift and move light to medium weights, for example, books, office supplies, etc. Uses repetitive motions in operating office equipment, including keyboards, calculators, fax machi nes and copiers. Must be able to hear clearly (correctable to within normal limits) to record telephone information, and to see (vision correctable to 20/20) to complete applications and forms. Must be able to sit at a desk for extended periods of time. There is some stress in interacting with public. May be required to occasionally drive to off-site locations as required.

License or Certificate: Valid State issued motor vehicle license is required.

Note: The above tasks and responsibilities are illustrative only. It is not meant to include every task or responsibility. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

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Library Assistant, Belmont Hill School, Belmont, MA

Belmont Hill School is seeking a Library Assistant for a part-time academic position in the William H. Byrnes Library for the 2017-2018 school year. 

The position runs for 10 months, from mid August 2017 through mid June 2018, and the hours are approximately from 11:00a.m to 5:00p.m Monday through Friday, with some flexibility to those times.

This could be an ideal job for a currently enrolled MLS student, or a recent MLS graduate, who is interested in gaining experience working in a middle school / high school library.

Responsibilities include the following: 

  • Maintaining an atmosphere that is welcoming for students and adults, and also conducive to study for users of the library.
  • Handling circulation duties, including reports and overdue notices, and processing of materials.
  • Conducting formal and informal reference interviews with students.
  • Physical tasks, such as shelving, and carrying books, and also to be able to bend, reach for and lift books.
  • Maintaining and creating displays.

Qualifications:

  • Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree. MLS degree is a plus, as is experience in working in a high school environment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, and the Google suite of products.
  • Experience working with online sources, including databases, eBooks, and online catalogs, especially the TLC automation system.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as strong organizational skills.
  • Good customer service skills.
  • Interest in fostering an innovative approach to new library technologies. 

Qualified candidates must supply a cover letter and resume to:

David Hegarty, Director of the William H. Byrnes Library, Belmont Hill School, 350 Prospect Street, Belmont, MA 02478 or via e-mail to hegarty@belmonthill.org

Belmont Hill School is an independent school for boys in grades 7-12 located in suburban Boston and is a non-smoking campus. Belmont Hill is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Library Internship: International Criminal Court (The Netherlands)

The Library, Archives and Legacy team of the International Criminal Court is looking for a LIS student or graduate interested in completing a 3 or 6 month internship at our Headquarters in The Hague, The Netherlands. The opportunity is ideal for anyone considering a career in foreign, comparative or international law librarianship or wanting to gain work experience in an international organization setting. For more information and application details, please visit the vacancy announcement.

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Graduate student research position, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Dr. Colin Rhinesmith, Assistant Professor in SLIS is looking for a graduate student to work 20 hours per week starting August 1, 2017 through December 20, 2017. The GRA will have an opportunity to work on an IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) funded research project to examine how rural libraries address the challenges of Internet connectivity through wireless hotspot lending programs. 
This is a great opportunity for a graduate student interested in public libraries, digital inclusion, and community engagement. The GRA will work on various tasks, such as interviewing librarians and patrons, collecting and analyzing qualitative data, proofreading scholarly/professional writing pieces, collaborating with researchers at other academic institutions, and more. To learn more about the research project, visit the IMLS website: https://www.imls.gov/grants/awarded/re-31-16-0004-16.
If you are interested in the position please send Dr. Rhinesmith (crhinesmith@simmons.edu) a brief letter of interest and a resume by Monday, July 17

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Library Assistant II - Substitute Audio-visual, Children's or Circulation Desks, Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

Duties include:  Answering telephones, checking materials in and out, registering patrons, account maintenance, assisting patrons to locate materials and other general circulation desk duties as assigned. 

Qualifications include:  Excellent customer service skills, ability to perform under pressure, able to work well with other employees & a diverse urban community, good problem solving and computer skills. The employee must be able to stand, stretch and stoop as well as occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Must pass a pre-employment physical with drug and alcohol screening, a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and a background check. Full description available at Personnel Department.

Experience:  Associates Degree or 2 years of post-high school education, 6 months of computer experience, 1 year customer service experience working with the public, or any equivalent combination.

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

On a per-diem/on-call basis - to fill in for staff absences, including days, nights and weekends

$23.44 per hour - no benefits

Deadline to apply: August 4, 2017

Qualified candidates should submit, preferably in ONE complete pdf:

Mary Gullotti

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

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

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Reference Librarian, Nashua Public Library, Nashua, NH

HOURS OF WORK: 20 HRS/WK INCLUDES EVENINGS & WEEKENDS

AFFILIATION: UNION AFT LOCAL #4831

STARTING SALARY: Not to exceed $18.40 / hour, depending on education / experience

Job Grade 7

PRIMARY DUTIES 

Part-time 20 hour per week position in Reference Department of Nashua Public Library. The schedule for this position includes 3 to 4 evenings 5:30 - 8:30 PM and Saturdays 9 AM - 5:30 PM. The schedule for the second opening for reference librarian includes 3 to 4 mornings 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and Fridays 9 AM - 5:30 PM. Some Sunday hours may be available. Duties include in-person, telephone, and computer-based patron assistance; interlibrary loan, readers' advisory and special projects as assigned.

MINUMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Master's Degree in Library Science and 1-2 years of experience working in the reference department of a public library, including answering research questions and assisting customers with the use of computers. Proficiency in using Microsoft Office software and web-based research tools is also required. Applicant must have excellent communication skills and a demonstrated aptitude for serving the public. Experience demonstrating and troubleshooting eBooks and downloadable audiobooks is desired. Fluency in a second language is a plus.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: 

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

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

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED ONLINE UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F/H (EMPLOYMENT RECRUITMENT SHALL BE CONSISTENT WITH ALL STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS 

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Library Services Specialist, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH

The University of New Hampshire Library seeks a Library Services Specialist. In this role, under the general supervision of the Evening Operations Manager, this position performs a variety of duties to support the Circulation Unit and Library services in the evening hours including overseeing student application process, supervising part-time staff and providing work direction, supervision and training to student assistants. These duties require broad functional knowledge of library systems, standards, and policies at the Circulation service points and of the Library as a whole, as the position hours are outside of the hours of many other patron service points. The incumbent will circulate library materials, process requests, collect fines and fees, register borrowers, and provide information and general direction to patrons through various communication channels (e.g. email, phone). The position also provides "stopgap" assistance to patrons and refers them to more appropriate services as needed. Position is also responsible (with another evening staff member) for the Circulation and Multimedia Service Desks and the Dimond Library facility, including notifying Facilities and Police of security and maintenance issues. 

View the position at https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/26929 for more information or to apply.

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Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries seek an Electronic Resources Librarianfor a 12-month, tenure track Library faculty position in the Acquisitions and Collections Services Department, a mission driven, hands-on, collegial team, that strives for efficiencies and streamlined procedures to maximize the Libraries initiatives. The Electronic Resources Librarian provides leadership in the management of the complete e-resource lifecycle, coordinates the unit's activities and workflows, manages the work of, and supervises, five full-time staff, and sets goals and objectives for the Unit. We work in an environment that encourages participation in decision making and values continual learning and creative thinking. Gainesville is a welcoming city offering unique outdoor activities, excellent museums, historical sites, a strong music scene, quality breweries, eclectic dining and local food choices, and a great variety of cultural and sporting events.

The search will remain open until August 14, 2017, review of applicants will begin July 24, 2017. 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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Business Librarian, UConn Library, Storrs, CT

The UConn Library seeks a motivated Business Librarian to develop business research services for the University's School of Business and expanding Entrepreneurship and Innovation Consortium.  Under the general supervision of the Head of Research Services, this new position presents an exciting career opportunity for a self-starter with excellent communication skills, strong initiative, and a high degree of interest in business librarianship. A successful Business Librarian will develop a thorough knowledge of business information resources and scholarly communication processes. They will apply this knowledge in developing outreach and support programs across the UConn campuses that will include informational consultations, educational workshops and seminars, and independent learning objects. This position plays an integral role in research and knowledge creation at the University by collaborating with faculty, staff, and students to enhance learning and research activity and output as well as contributing to collection development decision making and other items that influence the University's scholarly engine.

This is a full time position with an anticipated start date of November 10, 2017. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn and a highly desirable work environment. Rank and salary are dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience.

Applications must be submitted online using UConn Jobs at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu and include a cover letter, detailed 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, applications must be submitted by July 30, 2017. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

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Library Director, Warehouse Point Library, East Windsor, CT

The Board of Trustees of the Library Association of Warehouse Point is seeking a highly motivated Library Director for an independent Library located in East Windsor, Connecticut serving a town of approximatley 11,000 residents. The Library Director reports directly to the Board of Trustees and will be responsible for developing, administering, supervising and coordinating the work of the Library and staff. In addition, the Library Director will manage the budget, personnel, fund-raising, and the overall operations of the Library. The Library Director will work in partnership with the Board of Trustees to carry out the mission of the Warehouse Point Library.

Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Providing leadership for the overall effective and efficient operation and growth of the Library.
  • Recommends, plans and directs the goals, objectives and operations of the Library.
  • Performs a variety of public relations functions designed to inform the public of available Library resources and to promote the use of the Library.
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with the public, officials, local libraries and organizations.
  • Represents the Library with the Library System Library Connection Inc.
  • Prepares a preliminary annual Library budget for the Board of Trustees for approval; defends approved budget before the Town Board of Selectman and Town Board of Finance.
  • Responsible for Library materials management.
  • Handles personnel tasks such as training, hiring, performance management, employee work assignments and schedules.

Qualifications

  • A Master's Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited school with at least 3 years or more of progressive library administrative experience with at least 1 year in a supervisory position.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience with budget management.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office software preferred.
  • Demonstrated use of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as a means of communication and promoting the Library.
  • Maintaining the Library Website
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups.
  • A commitment to excellence in customer service.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.

Salary and Benefits

The annual salary range is $52,000-$57,000 for a 37.5 hour week. Ability to work a flexible schedule as some evenings and Saturdays required. Paid holidays and sick time. Additional benefits negotiable.

Interested applicants please email a cover letter and resume with the names of three current references to the Search Committee for the Director of the Warehouse Point Library to: lawp107@gmail.com

Applications must be received by August 15, 2017 for consideration.

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Administrative Manager, The Bidwell House Museum, Monterey, MA

The Bidwell House Museum, a colonial history museum 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 and Quickbooks. Museum database management experience (Past Perfect) as well as graphic design and web site experience is 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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Manager of Curatorial & Administrative Affairs, Whistler House Museum of Art, Lowell, MA

The Whistler House Museum of Art (WHMA), an award-winning National Historic Landmark and internationally known birthplace of James McNeill Whistler, seeks a highly motivated individual with demonstrated curatorial and administrative experience for a fast-pace, exciting museum and gallery environment. This individual reports and works closely with the Executive Director and President of the Board of Trustees and would assist in all operations including exhibitions, educational art programs, collections management, membership, development, marketing, public relations and museum's facility, gallery and park.

Strong oral and written communications skills are a must with diplomacy and tact needed to work well with staff, board members, politicians, community leaders, docents, volunteers, other museum partners and community artists. Attention to detail, good organizational skills and an advanced proficiency in Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Past Perfect or Raiser's Edge is required. Website managing, computer troubleshooting and graphics experience is a plus.

Master's degree is preferred, but not required. Desired qualifications include at least a BA, BFA in Art History, Museum Studies or other related field.

Interested candidates should email their resumes to sbogosian@whistlerhouse.org. Employment Type: Part-time to Full-time - Up to 40 hours.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Executive Director, General Society Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA

The General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) is seeking applications for an Executive Director responsible for the day to day operation of GSMD, including management of a staff of 20 and meeting quarterly goals. Admin duties also include supervising vendors and contract employees for the Mayflower Society House, publications, and special events. The candidate will be responsible for a solid and successful development plan that will build GSMD programs and revenues.

Qualifications and skills will require leadership with a track record of achievement in senior management, experience in building and managing budgets, a measurable track record in development and proven success with donor prospects, grants, and online crowdfunding. A strong knowledge of Colonial history and the Mayflower Pilgrims a plus.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to governorgeneral@themayflowersociety.org. Please include work experience, leadership success, fundraising achievements, and vision to lead a membership organization. Review of applications to begin on July 17, 2017.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Executive Director, Castine Historical Society, Castine, ME

The Castine Historical Society (CHS) continues our search for an energetic leader and historian who can share our passion for Castine and its rich history. Located in two historic buildings on the Town Common, CHS is dedicated to engaging residents and visitors of all ages in the exploration of Castine's diverse historical resources. The Abbott School building now houses permanent and seasonal exhibits and a community meeting space. In 2008, CHS purchased and carefully restored the Grindle House, a mid-19th century, three-story home of the Greek Revival style which now serves as the research center and archival storage for the Society's historical collections.

Governed by an active volunteer board of 15 members, and guided by a strategic plan that was completed in 2016, CHS is ready to welcome its first Executive Director. CHS has an endowment currently valued at $5.4 million, a 2017 budget of approximately $270,000, and employs a full-time curator and a part-time administrative assistant to support the engagement of an active corps of volunteer docents, guides, and event volunteers.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and résumé to Starboard Leadership Consulting at the following address search1@starboardleadership.com. The cover letter and résumé should contain detailed information concerning work experience, past successes, leadership experience, qualifications, and fundraising capabilities. Review of applications will begin on July 10, 2017.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Operations Manager, New Hampshire Boat Museum, Wolfeboro Falls, NH

The New Hampshire Boat Museum is a small, but very active seasonal museum located on Lake Winnipesaukee. Poised for imminent growth, the museum is in a $5.5 million capital campaign to build a new museum building on a four acre campus.

The Operations Manager assists the Executive Director to ensure the museum operates efficiently. Duties include event/program management; fundraising, membership and Capital Campaign support; administrative office support including daily financial reporting; website management; some exhibition curation/installation, and museum store management. Knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint required, as well as database experience in PastPerfect or a similar database. Require someone with a positive outlook, who quickly learns new skills, manages time wisely, displays efficiency, and has the ability to work in a positive team environment in a fast-paced two-person office with an active board and volunteer base. Must be organized, able to multi-task, be detail-oriented and have good writing skills. A minimum of 1-3 years working experience in museums required. Occasional evening and weekend work is required during the season.

Salary low to mid $30,000 with health care benefits. No relocation costs can be paid. For more information visit nhbm.org/employment.

To apply send cover letter, resume and references via email to lisa@nhbm.org by July 7.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: Mid $30,000s

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Human Resources Leader, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Burlington, VT

ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain is a dynamic, nationally acclaimed, lake aquarium and science center committed to engaging diverse public audiences in creating a healthier Lake Champlain. ECHO seeks a strategic, thoughtful and highly communicative human resources professional to advance the recruitment, retainment, and development of ECHO's team, which includes full, part time and seasonal employees as well as interns and volunteers.

This key leadership position will recruit, hire and retain a team of well trained, motivated employees and volunteers, develop and implement strategies to support professional development, create a positive, engaging workplace culture that embraces lifelong learning and establishes fair and equitable organizational policies that clearly communicate and integrate our mission, vision, and core values into our daily practice.

The position requires a dynamic thinker and doer who takes initiative and actively engages in building positive organizational and human resource best practices to create an fun and effective workplace. The ideal candidate will embrace continuous learning, thrive in a fast-paced environment and have a proven ability to build strong internal relationships and external partnerships. Full job description at: echovt.org/jobs.

ECHO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes resumes from individuals who will contribute to our diversity.

Send resume and cover letter to jobs@echovermont.org titled HR Leader.

Application Deadline: Friday, July 14, 2017

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Liaison Librarian, Life Sciences, Drexel University Libraries, Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University Libraries seeks an entrepreneurial librarian with demonstrated experience working in learning and/or research programs to serve as its Liaison Librarian for Life Sciences. 

This position provides an exciting opportunity to build partnerships and collaborations with life sciences academic and research programs across Drexel University. 

Reporting to the Manager, Learning Partnerships, the Liaison Librarian for Life Sciences serves as liaison between the University Libraries and the faculty, staff, and students of the departments of Biology and Chemistry within the College of Arts & Sciences. 

As a member of the liaison team, the Life Sciences Liaison joins colleagues in partnering with faculty and administrators to develop, implement, and assess instruction, consultation, and research support programs that advance the mission of Drexel University.  Interested, qualified applicants may apply at: (www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=81927).

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Digital Archivist Project Manager, Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA

Overview
Under the direction of the Fidelity Corporate Archives, Director, the Project Manager/Digital Archivist manages all projects calling for the use of various formats of the documented historical information of the company. Collaborates with various Fidelity business units to find solutions for corporate history branding as well as necessary maintenance/redesign of standard history branding materials (physical and digital). The candidate must have a working knowledge of standard archival practice, digital asset management systems and video production; anticipate the needs of the production teams and prepare media for electronic and video production use.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Partner with Fidelity business units and companies. Potentially travel to sites for planning and installation oversight when necessary.
  • Manage projects from inception to successful implementation; foster working relationships with the Archives and client departments.
  • Communicate project plan objectives, information, and deliverables to the project team. Publish project brief.
  • Work with designers and determine content of new custom designs and manage existing content ensuring standardizations for quality, accuracy, and messaging.
  • Potentially explore new opportunities for Archives involvement in the training of new and current employees, senior management presentations, and Fidelity customer education.
  • Manage future born-digital video preservation projects in collaboration with Fidelity business units. Work within the Archives digital asset management system and apply necessary collection structure and metadata.
  • Organize project files and document digital asset use in projects

Education and Experience

  • Five or more years of experience in project planning and project management and the ability to maintain priorities across multiple projects.
  • Five or more years of experience in an archive or library working with electronic/digital resources.
  • Degree in library science with a concentration in archival management or other related field. 
  • Familiarity with video, audio, graphic, and still production.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Strong project management and interpersonal skills with ability to work well in a self-directed manner and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival principles and practices in digital formats.
  • Working knowledge of archival description, metadata standards, and cataloging.
  • Highly organized and analytical to meticulously maintain a detailed corporate record-keeping system and ensure accuracy of final content.
  • Technical proficiency in using state-of-the-art computer based systems and software including multimedia and digital asset management systems.

Please email your resume to: pete.menger@veritude.com

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Call for Proposals: iPRES2017 workshop

Recent developments in digitization and dissemination technologies present the possibility of making archival collections broadly available to a global audience. In addition, new collections of born-digital documents will be readily available to support a multitude of objectives of their diverse, worldwide stakeholders. Demographics such as family members, journalists, social services providers, and policy makers can all benefit from access to these historical collections.

While these advances are broadly welcomed in most circumstances, some archival collections include restricted or privacy-sensitive collections. Examples of such privacy-sensitive records include mental health institutional records, prison records, records of the Truth and reconciliation commissions, Nazi archives, and the Guatemalan national police archives. While access to paper documents is protected by distance, physical barriers, and varying state and national policies and laws, digital access may exacerbate threats to the privacy of individuals named in these records. The online availability of such records has a potential to stigmatize or embarrass the families or descendants of those named in the records when they bear no responsibility for the acts or health conditions of the named individuals, raising ethical issues in providing broad, open access to these records. In some cases, the legal frameworks for digital records are substantially less clear than those for physical records.

Topics
We invite broad participation from scholars and practitioners who work with or are interested in issues surrounding the preservation of and providing access to digital, privacy-sensitive collections. A
non-exhaustive list of topics of interest include:

  • Digitization, curation, and preservation of privacy-sensitive collections
  • Theoretical and metadata models
  • Policies, workflows, and protections for accessing materials
  • Issues in using cloud services for privacy-sensitive materials storage and scholarship
  • Scholarly information behavior and needs
  • Models that recognize diverse user needs (for example, aggregate data, individual information)
  • Institutional and political negotiations surrounding access to privacy-sensitive collections
  • Mechanisms and models for data retrieval from handwritten documents
  • Privacy-aware digital repository architectures
  • Privacy-aware crowdsourcing and transcription methods
  • Privacy issues in designing user interfaces and data visualizations
  • Privacy mitigation in data analytics and presentation
  • Evaluation of existing software, infrastructure, and techniques
  • Social justice issues and non-scholarly outcomes of work with
  • restricted collections

Proposals: formats and submission

All contributions must be written in English. We encourage you to submit proposals for:

  • mature work (up to 500 words exclusive of references, 20-25 minute presentation): submissions that report on mature work or stake out a position in an area of interest
  • work-in-progess (up to 250 words exclusive of references, 10-15 minute presentation): submissions that present early results or a nascent project

Please submit papers via the workshop's "EasyChair submission page": https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=papc2017.

Important dates:

  • August 10: due date for all proposals
  • August 17: Notification of acceptance
  • August 25 (expected): Early registration date for iPRES 2017
  • September 29: PAPC2017 Workshop

Organizers
Please contact us in case of questions.
Unmil Karadkar (unmil@ischool.utexas.edu)
Pat Galloway (galloway@ischool.utexas.edu)
King Davis(king.davis@austin.utexas.edu)

School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin

Acknowledgement
The organizers are funded by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation(grant number: 11500653) under the scholarly communications program.

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NFAIS Half-Day Virtual Workshop

NFAIS Half-Day Virtual Workshop - Can funding for R&D be separated from political agendas?
Date: Monday, July 31, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
Location: Virtual
Registration: https://nfais.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=72&eventId=531330


What's the focus?
NFAIS intends to tackle the rarely addressed subject of R&D, STEM, and Humanities funding in light of the vagaries brought about by changes in government policies. The near-current advent of Brexit coupled with the new U.S. administration creates a palatable fear among researchers around the globe. Will funding for R&D align with political positions? And how will government agencies manage public expectations, priorities, and ideologies?

What real impacts have these recent developments already had on research funding, what might come about in the near future, and which of these might be expected to impact scholarly communications in the long run?

During this half-day workshop our presenters from both sides of the Atlantic will take on these tough questions:

  • Will funding for R&D align with political positions?
  • How will government agencies manage public expectations, priorities, and idealogies?
  • What real impacts have these recent developments already had on research funding?
  • What might come about in the near future?
  • And which of these might be expected to impact scholarly communications in the long run?

Register today: https://nfais.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=72&eventId=531330

Please note: For individual registrations, the costs for this NFAIS Webinar are: $295 for NFAIS members; $349 for allied societies*; and $395 for non-members. For group registration, the member rate for unlimited attendance is $695 and the non-member rate for unlimited attendance is $795.
*Allied Societies: LYRASIS, CENDI, ICSTI, Society for Scholarly Publishing, the Professional & Scholarly Publishing Division of AAP, Association of American University Presses, NISO and ASIS&T.

Contact: For more information about this event or any of those shown below, please contact Nancy Blair-DeLeon, NFAIS Director of Professional Development, at 443-221-2980 ext. 102 or nblairdeleon@nfais.org.

Upcoming NFAIS Events:
July 25, 2017 - Lunch & Learn: Customer Research - From Discovery to Execution <http://www.nfais.org/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=72&eventId=515977>
July 31, 2017 - Can R&D Funding Be Separated From Political Agendas <https://nfais.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=72&eventId=531330>
October 2-3, 2017 - Open Access and Beyond Conference <http://www.nfais.org/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=72&eventId=527361&orgId=nfais>

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Call for Posters & Demos: SEMANTiCS 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands

SEMANTiCS 2017 - The Linked Data Conference

13th International Conference on Semantic Systems

Amsterdam, Netherlands
September 11 -14, 2017
http://2017.semantics.cc

For details please go to: https://2017.semantics.cc/calls

Important Dates (Posters & Demos Track):

  • Submission Deadline: July 10, 2017 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)
  • Notification of Acceptance: August 10, 2017 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)
  • Camera-Ready Paper: August 18, 2017 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)

As in the previous years, SEMANTiCS' 17 proceedings will be published by ACM ICPS (pending) and CEUR WS proceedings.

This year, SEMANTiCS features a special Data Science track, which is an opportunity to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in data science and its intersection with Linked Data to present their ideas and discuss the most important scientific, technical and socio-economical challenges of this emerging field.

SEMANTiCS 2017 will especially welcome submissions for the following hot topics:

  • Metadata, Versioning and Data Quality Management
  • Semantics for Safety, Security & Privacy
  • Web Semantics, Linked (Open) Data & schema.org
  • Corporate Knowledge Graphs
  • Knowledge Integration and Language Technologies
  • Economics of Data, Data Services and Data Ecosystems

Special Track (please check appropriate topic in submission system)
*Data Science

Following the success of previous years, we welcome any submissions related but not limited to the following "horizontal" (research) and "vertical" (industries) topics:

Horizontals:

  • Enterprise Linked Data & Data Integration
  • Knowledge Discovery & Intelligent Search
  • Business Models, Governance & Data Strategies
  • Semantics in Big Data
  • Text Analytics
  • Data Portals & Knowledge Visualization
  • Semantic Information Management
  • Document Management & Content Management
  • Terminology, Thesaurus & Ontology Management
  • Smart Connectivity, Networking & Interlinking
  • Smart Data & Semantics in IoT
  • Semantics for IT Safety & Security
  • Semantic Rules, Policies & Licensing
  • Community, Social & Societal Aspects

Data Science Special Track Horizontals:

  • Large-Scale Data Processing (stream processing, handling large-scale graphs)
  • Data Analytics (Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics, Network Analytics)
  • Communicating Data (Data Visualization, UX & Interaction Design, Crowdsourcing)
  • Cross-cutting Issues (Ethics, Privacy, Security, Provenance)

Verticals:

  • Industry & Engineering
  • Life Sciences & Health Care
  • Public Administration
  • e-Science
  • Digital Humanities
  • Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums (GLAM)
  • Education & eLearning
  • Media & Data Journalism
  • Publishing, Marketing & Advertising
  • Tourism & Recreation
  • Financial & Insurance Industry
  • Telecommunication & Mobile Services
  • Sustainable Development: Climate, Water, Air, Ecology
  • Energy, Smart Homes & Smart Grids
  • Food, Agriculture & Farming
  • Safety, Security & Privacy
  • Transport, Environment & Geospatial

Posters & Demos Track
The Posters & Demonstrations Track invites innovative work in progress, late-breaking research and innovation results, and smaller contributions in all fields related to the broadly understood Semantic Web. These include submissions on innovative applications with impact on end users such as demos of solutions that users may test or that are yet in the conceptual phase, but are worth discussing, and also applications, use cases or pieces of code that may attract developers and potential research or business partners. This also concerns new data sets made publicly available.

The informal setting of the Posters & Demonstrations Track encourages participants to present innovations to the research community, business users and find new partners or clients and engage in discussions about the presented work. Such discussions can be invaluable inputs for the future work of the presenters, while offering conference participants an effective way to broaden their knowledge of the emerging research trends and to network with other researchers.

Poster and demo submissions should consist of a paper that describe the work, its contribution to the field or novelty aspects. Submissions must be original and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere.

Accepted papers will be published in HTML (RASH) in CEUR and, as such, the camera-ready version of the papers will be required in HTML, following the poster and demo guidelines (https://goo.gl/3BEpV7). Papers should be submitted through EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=semantics2017 and should be less than 2200 words in length (equivalent to 4 pages), including the whole content of the paper.

For the initial reviewing phase, authors may submit a PDF version of the paper following any layout. After acceptance, authors are required to submit the camera-ready in HTML (RASH).

Submissions will be reviewed by experienced and knowledgeable
researchers and practitioners; each submission will receive detailed
feedback. For demos, we encourage authors to include links enabling the reviewers to test the application or review the component.

For details please go to: https://2017.semantics.cc/calls

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Health Sciences Librarian, D'Amour Library, Western New England University, Springfield, MA

D'Amour Library of Western New England University seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, and versatile librarian for the position of Health Sciences Librarian. Working collaboratively with the D'Amour librarians and the faculty of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences as well as related sciences, the successful candidate will provide instruction, course materials, reference assistance, and collection development services for Pharmacy, the new Occupational Therapy Program, and the Physical and Biological Sciences Department.

As primary liaison to the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences the Health Sciences Librarian will devote at least 60% of her/his time to the College serving as an embedded librarian in specific courses, providing instruction and research-consulting services, holding office hours, developing outreach activities for the students and faculty, and selecting print and electronic resources appropriate for the curricula.

As a member of the D'Amour Library Information Literacy and Reference teams, the Health Sciences Librarian will be an active participant in D'Amour Library's vibrant Information Literacy Program for the University as well as provide general reference and research assistance which will require some evening and weekend hours on a rotating basis.

Qualifications: 

Required: Master of Library and Information Science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program is required. Demonstrated teaching ability with excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. Knowledge of medical, health, or life science digital information resources and technologies along with a strong public service orientation are required. Experience with digital resources and technologies for teaching and learning required.

Strongly Preferred: At least 1 year of instruction experience at an academic, medical, or health-related library. A subject background or 2 years' experience in health or life sciences.   

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for the position is on or before October 1, 2017.

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

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

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

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

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Library User Experience Intern, User Research Center, Lamont Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Normal Work Week: Flexible, 15 hours/week

Compensation: For Academic Credit & $15/hr

Summary: The library user experience intern will work on the data collection and analysis for one or two assigned user research studies during the semester. The intern also assists with managing the lab space and equipment. 

Job Duties & Requirements:

  • Moderate and collect data for user research studies including, but not limited to, interviews, surveys, usability and eye-tracking tests.
  • Assist with technology support of equipment in User Research Center including basic troubleshooting and software updates.
  • Conduct analysis of data from user studies. Build reports and visualize both quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Create video clips and presentations based on study outcomes and project requirements.
  • Experience working in teams and managing competing priorities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Basic understanding of HTML/CSS, experience with content management systems and editing videos preferred.
  • Knowledge of usability software such as Morae, Silverback, or Tobii studio preferred. 

Start Date:

August 2017

End Date:

June 2018

Contact information:

TBD

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

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Library Director, Peabody Institute Library, Danvers, MA

The Peabody Institute Library of Danvers seeks a director who will promote lifelong learning throughout our community of 27,000 residents. Key to the success of our director will be the ability to anticipate the needs of the community and encourage the staff to do likewise. 


We are an economically diverse town located twenty miles north of Boston. The historic building sits in Peabody Park, overlooks picturesque Mill Pond and received a $2.1 million HVAC renovation in 2015. The library serves as a gathering place for the entire community and enjoys good relations with the business community, schools, civic groups and local government. The municipally funded $1.375 million annual budget includes staff costs for thirteen full-time employees, twenty-six part-time employees, and a collection of more than 150,000 items.  Additionally, our Archival Center houses the diverse and nationally recognized collection on the Town's history, from 17th century Salem Village (site of the Witch Trials) to present day Danvers. An active Friends of the Library group augments the operating budget, as do gifts and fundraisers. The library is a member of the North of Boston Library Exchange, an excellent and supportive library consortium that provides technology and resource sharing capabilities.

The Peabody Institute Library is valued for its warm, compassionate and professional service. The ideal candidate must be versatile enough to develop innovative approaches to raising funds, participate at library service desks, formulate and develop policy, and lead community outreach efforts.

Challenges include maximizing the use of our flexible space while bringing out the beauty of our historically significant building. The successful candidate will encourage staff to anticipate new needs and roles, while driving a culture of excellence, cooperation, accountability and continual learning. 

Primary Duties:

  • Responsible for the administration and operation of the library and its services to effectively meet the diverse cultural, recreational, historical and educational needs of the community.
  • Conducts an ongoing planning process that assesses community needs and implements library service programs to meet those needs in the most efficient and effective way.
  • Initiates and develops programs in anticipation and/or in response to community needs.
  • Directs, prepares and administers the annual budgets of the Town and Trustees based on established goals and other related data.
  • Collaborates with Town Manager, School Department and Trustees to develop and effectively manage budgets controlled by independently-elected bodies and organization-wide cost drivers.
  • Manages staff and coordinates staff function in accordance with established philosophy of library service, empowering staff to deliver excellent customer service.
  • Provides leadership in establishing effective working relationships and communications, ensuring high productivity and quality public service; encourages initiative and creativity.
  • Directs the daily operations of the Library to ensure highest quality services and resource utilization and to maximize the effectiveness of budget allocation.
  • Coordinates and analyzes library operations and functions to ensure accuracy, efficiency and quality.
  • Establishes comprehensive public relations programs to emphasize good will and promote the library and its services to the community.
  • Establishes and acts as a technology innovator and understands trends as they apply to libraries, patrons and the community.

Qualifications:

  • MLS from an accredited university by the American Library Association
  • Ten years of progressively responsible experience and managerial expertise, including a well-developed approach to supervision that is grounded in leadership.
  • Budget development and administration, public purchasing, facility maintenance, board and municipal government relations experience required.
  • Solid written and oral communication skills, and technology skills with an understanding of trends as they apply to libraries.
  • MBLC certification preferred; required to obtain within one year of employment 

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Michelle Carroll, HR Assistant at mcarroll@danversma.gov 

Position to remain open until filled.  Candidates are encouraged to apply by 7/15.

Salary range: $75,785 - $95,734,  commensurate on experience

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Librarians, Ruth Lilly Medical Library, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN

We are excited to announce that we are hiring two new librarians. One opening is for an Assistant Director for Medical Education and Access Services. The other opening is for a Biomedical and Translational Science Research Librarian. Please see below for more information on each position.

Assistant Director for Medical Education and Access Services

RUTH LILLY MEDICAL LIBRARY, INDIANA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE 

Based in vibrant Indianapolis, IN, the Ruth Lilly Medical Library seeks a dynamic, collaborative, and talented Assistant Director for Education and Access Services to assist in planning, coordination, and promotion of instruction, reference, and circulation services. The person in this position will plan, promote, and provide instruction and information services that support the needs of students, residents, faculty, researchers, and staff of the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM). This position will also oversee reference and circulation staff and services. 

This is a tenure-track faculty position that will report to the Associate Director of Public Services.

Please visit http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/4140 to view the full job description.  

Application materials (cover letter, CV, and 3 references with contact information) should be sent to the Search Committee: http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/4140. Applications will be reviewed beginning July 28, 2017.  Position is open until filled. 

Minimum salary: $58,000

Indiana University School of Medicine is an EEO/AA Employer, M/F/D/V

Biomedical and Translational Science Research Librarian

RUTH LILLY MEDICAL LIBRARY, INDIANA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE 

Based in vibrant Indianapolis, IN, the Ruth Lilly Medical Library seeks a dynamic, collaborative, and talented Biomedical and Translational Science Research Librarian to consult with faculty, students, and other researchers on translational science and research issues. The person in this position will plan, promote, and provide instruction and information services that support the needs of students, residents, faculty, researchers, and staff of the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM).

This is a tenure-track faculty position that will report to the Assistant Director for Research and Translational Sciences.

Please visit the library website http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/4152 to view the full job description.

Application materials (cover letter, CV, and 3 references with contact information) should be sent to the Search Committee: http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/4152

Applications will be reviewed beginning July 28, 2017.  Position is open until filled. 

Minimum salary: $50,000

Indiana University School of Medicine is an EEO/AA Employer, M/F/D/V

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Library Director, Wayland Free Library, Wayland, MA

Wayland is seeking a full-time Library Director for the Wayland Free Public Library. The position exercises a high degree of leadership and independent initiative in planning and developing goals and objectives while carrying out policies of the Board of Library Trustees. Trustees have submitted a grant application to the Massachusetts Public library Construction Program for the current grant round. Director will administer and recommend policies and programs while complying with state and federal laws.

  • Responsible for supervising the activities of all professional and non-professional full-time and part-time library staff.
  • Manages, hires, and terminates library personnel consistent with town policy and collective bargaining agreements.
  • Prepares library annual budget and manages accounts and other sources of revenue.
  • Responsible for necessary repairs, safety procedures, and cleanliness of facility.
  • Attends all Board of Library Trustee meetings, represents the library at Town and departmental meetings.
  • The Director will conduct a public relations program to promote the library's role in the community.
  • Must have ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing; ability to work nights and weekends as required.
  • Master's degree in Library Science from ALA accredited school is required with five years of supervisory experience in a library setting.

Salary range: $77,493-$101,108.

To see full job description and get application, go to http://www.wayland.ma.us/Pages/WaylandMA_HR/jobs1

Please send letter of intent, resume and application no later than Friday, September 1, 2017 to John Senchyshyn, Asst. Town Administrator/Human Resources Director, Town of Wayland, 41 Cochituate Road, Wayland, MA.01778 or hr@wayland.ma.us EOE.

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Access, Outreach, & Public Services Assistant, Freel Library, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA

About Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts:

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is a dynamic and vibrant four-year public college located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts. Founded in 1894, MCLA is the Commonwealth's public liberal arts college of the Massachusetts State University System. For the fourth consecutive year, MCLA was named a Top Ten Public Liberal Arts College by U.S. News and World Report. MCLA is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), a national consortium positioned at the forefront of the conversation on the value of a liberal arts education. In December, 2014 MCLA earned a place on Kiplinger's Personal Finance's list of 100 Best Values in Public Colleges for 2015. The ranking cites colleges that combine outstanding academics with affordable cost, and the College was again named to the President's Honor Roll for Service by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Job Description:

Freel Library is seeking an innovative, self-directed Access, Outreach, and Public Services Assistant who enjoys interacting with students and working on varied projects. 

This is a full-time benefited position within the AFSCME Bargaining Unit. The Library Assistant collaborates with other staff to offer a variety of services focused on delivering convenient and seamless access to library materials, enhancing the visitor experience, and increasing awareness of library offerings. The Access, Outreach, and Public Services Assistant offers responsive services at the circulation desk; creates a welcoming atmosphere; hires, trains, and supervises student library assistants; organizes stacks maintenance projects and procedures; and assists with student-focused programming and outreach. Responsibilities include collaborating with the Circulation Supervisor to coordinate the daily workflow; participating in the interlibrary loan process; helping to manage the ILS including course reserves; helping to create library marketing materials; assisting students in the use of library technologies, including printers, scanners, and the catalog; and assisting the librarians in providing information about library resources and services online, in-person, and through social media. 

The Access, Outreach, and Public Services Assistant may be declared an "essential employee" to staff the library during snow emergency days and other campus closings. The regular semester schedule is Tuesday through Thursday from noon to 8 pm and Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm. Scheduled hours change for finals and summer months.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of one year of full-time work as a library paraprofessional
  • Strong knowledge of library operations and procedures
  • Experience in the use of library circulation software
  • Supervisory, team leader, or hiring experience
  • Familiarity and ease with current and emerging technologies
  • Basic knowledge of Excel
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with students and faculty effectively
  • Ability to work independently and with others in a collaborative environment
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Good organizational skills and ability to work accurately with detail
  • Reliability, flexibility, and commitment to provide excellent customer service

Preferred:

  • BA or BS degree from accredited institution of higher learning
  • Experience in academic library
  • Experience in student outreach, library marketing, or programming
  • Experience creating infographics, signs, or promotional materials
  • Familiarity with Publisher or web-based graphics programs a plus

Physical Requirements: 

  • Work involves constant light to moderate physical activity including walking and standing for extended periods of time
  • Ability to bend, reach, climb stairs, push book trucks, and lift materials weighing up to 40 lbs. is necessary
  • Sufficient vision is essential to read, sort, shelve, and shelf read library materials, create and maintain patron records, and use multiple computer programs
  • Extensive computer work required

Additional Information:

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its educational programs, activities and employment practices. The college complies with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations advancing equal employment. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. Visit www.mcla.edu.

Application Instructions:

Interested individuals must electronically submit a resume and letter of interest by visiting https://mcla.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=85709. Deadline for applications is July 7th, 2017.

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Research Librarian, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

42911BR

Duties & Responsibilities

Under the general direction of the Manager for Research Services, this position provides research advice and support to HLS faculty, students, and staff. Serve as a liaison to specific faculty members, coordinating their library and research services. Responsible for interpreting and implementing policies and procedures related to library services. Develop training materials such as LibGuides, handouts and presentations. Work as a team member providing reference and research services in law and law-related disciplines, to faculty, students and staff of Harvard Law School, and to the broader research community. Actively participate in the library, law school and university community.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide coordinated research services to Harvard law faculty members, including preparation of bibliographies, facilitation of current awareness services, fact-checking, identifying relevant books and articles, etc.
  • Manage research inquiries by phone, online and in-person
  • Teach legal research concepts and skills to law students both formally, in library workshops and the law school's Legal Research and Writing course, and informally during research consultations
  • Participate in the development of instructional materials in legal research, including print and/or web-based tutorials, course sites and research guides
  • Serve as liaison to selected HLS journals, providing training, resources and article-specific advice; coordinate research services for journal groups
  • Serve as liaison to selected HLS program of study, providing training, resources and article-specific advice; coordinate research services for journal groups
  • Provide individual research consultations by appointment to faculty and students
  • Participate in collection development, including selecting materials for the collection and making recommendations regarding selection and cancellation decisions affecting the library's collection as needed
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • May serve as formal project manager for departmental work.
  • Works on cross-departmental projects and initiatives.
  • May participate in cross-training or job sharing within other library departments.
  • Serves on local and University-wide committees and participates in the intellectual life of the school
  • Participate in orientation and training for new reference department staff
  • Actively continues ongoing professional development, including maintaining a high degree of expertise in many facets of research service including information technology, knowledge of legal and law-related information sources, sources for business and corporate information, and instructional methods

Basic Qualifications

  • ABA accredited JD and Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution required
  • Teaching experience in a classroom or formal training setting required.

Additional Qualifications

  • 2-4 years legal reference experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience successfully managing complex projects and deadlines preferred.
  • Experience researching in areas of business, corporate law, and economics preferred.
  • Strong information technology skills.
  • Familiarity with technology tools for example, experience with web publishing tools, developing content for the web, research platforms, and knowledge management platforms and tools.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute as a member of a team and work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in the implementation of library policies, practices, and priorities.

Apply here.

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Public Services Assistant, Wheelock College, Boston, MA

The Wheelock College Library is accepting applications for Public Services Assistants for the 2017 fall semester. 

This is a part-time, pre-professional position that will provide incumbents with experience in both reference and access services. The Public Service Assistant reports to the Learning & Research Services Librarians, and provides library and research services to the Wheelock College community.

General Responsibilities:

  • Provides frontline library services in response to the information and material needs of diverse library users.
  • Provides circulation and research assistance via virtual and in-person modes.
  • Assists with interlibrary loan and reserves processing.
  • Troubleshoots basic computer, printer and technical issues.
  • Maintains library collections and upholds library policies.
  • Maintains statistics and records of Service Desk activity.
  • Supervises student workers.
  • Opens and closes the library as necessary.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications

  • Current enrollment in a graduate library science program.
  • Demonstrated interest in all aspects of public services within an academic library.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Previous customer service and supervisory experience highly desirable.
  • Strong database and web search skills, demonstrated through coursework or related experience.
  • Ability to prioritize and address multiple access and reference duties.
  • Keen interest and demonstrated ability in providing research support and teaching information literacy skills to diverse populations.
  • Previous or current coursework in reference services required.
  • Dependability and reliability are crucial.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this work experience, Public Service Assistants will:

  • Gain an understanding of typical academic library operations and services.
  • Learn to apply professional and ethical responsibility.
  • Enhance communication and interpersonal skills in deploying library services.
  • Develop the skills and disposition necessary for providing student-centered research support services.
  • Learn underlying principles of interlibrary loan and other access services that support academic research and inquiry.
  • Develop the soft skills, such as communication, initiative, curiosity, problem-solving, independence, understanding, and the means to deal with mistakes, necessary for professional growth.

To Apply: Use Interview Exchange, which can be found at https://wheelock.interviewexchange.com and follow application instructions. Cover letters may be addressed to Tracy Joyce and Karen Storz, Learning and Research Services Librarians.

Hours: Approximately two shifts per week during the academic year. A typical weekday shift is 6-8 hours in length during the late afternoon and evening hours; weekend shifts are scheduled throughout the afternoon and evening and are typically 4-6 hours in length.

Pay: $13.00/hour

Address: http://wheelock.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=86179

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Library Cataloging, Home Library, Bedford, MA

Looking for a graduate student in the School of Library & Information Science who has cataloging knowledge to reorganize books in two home libraries; a reading and research library. Full disclosure, mandates that I mention that there are books in other rooms in the house. 

For more information, e-mail Elaine Tefft at tefftpara@aol.com

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Atkins Fellows Program, Charlotte, NC

It is not too early to begin thinking about next summer and exploring options for paid fellowships and internships. If you are attending the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago you can meet with the coordinator of the Atkins Fellows program to learn more about the fellowship experience and the application process. Please stop by the UNC Charlotte Atkins Library table at the ALA JobLIST Placement Center Open House, Sunday, June 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to learn more about the program.
 
The Atkins Fellows program is a summer library fellowship that offers MLIS students a $6,000 stipend and hands-on experience working in an academic library. Applicants must have completed at least 24 credits (or two full semesters of work) toward a Master's in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program. We currently have five fellows and they are working in the areas of Special Collections and University Archives, Collection Services, Public Services and Technology and Digital Strategies. You can learn more about the program, the fellows and their summer projects at https://library.uncc.edu/atkins/atkinsfellows  
 
Atkins Library serves the students, faculty and staff of UNC Charlotte in Charlotte, North Carolina.  With current enrollment at nearly 29,000, we are the fastest growing campus in the UNC system. Charlotte is also one of the fastest growing cities in the United States and the summer 2018 fellows will be able to enjoy an extension to our light rail system that will transport you from the university to many of the most popular neighborhoods in the city. As North Carolina's urban research university, we provide access to all of the amenities that you expect of a city with the benefit of being situated in driving distance to the mountains and the ocean. This is an exciting time to live in Charlotte and work at Atkins Library and we hope you will consider joining us next summer!

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Sawyer Library, Suffolk University, Boston, MA

Suffolk University is seeking qualified candidates to consider for the Electronic Resources Librarian position. Under the supervision of the Assistant Director, Technical Services, the Electronic Resources Librarian provides leadership in the acquisition, evaluation, management, and promotion of a wide range of continuing and electronic resources including databases, journals and reference sources. S/he is responsible for integrating the electronic resources, where appropriate, with the link resolver and discovery layer software. S/he takes the lead in resolving access problems for electronic content and trains other staff members in resolving problems as appropriate.

Leads the Sawyer Library's effective use of emerging technologies by:

  1. evaluating the suitability of emerging technologies for supporting Sawyer Library services;
  2. develops and maintain widgets, apps and other products that extend the reach of library resources and services across technology platforms;
  3. supports technology-based library outreach to the Suffolk University community;
  4. assesses the effectiveness of technology-based library services; develops library staff awareness of new and emerging technologies.

Primary/Principal Responsibilities:

Electronic Resources & Access

  • Primary administrator of the Sierra Integrated Library System.
  • Provides leadership for the strategic development and management of electronic resources. Coordinates all activities associated with the management of the Library's electronic resources including acquisitions, licensing, access, and evaluation of electronic resources.
  • Communicates daily with external service providers, including publishers, vendors, consortia, content providers, and technology suppliers. Collaborates internally with library staff in other departments and bibliographers to provide optimal access to the Library's electronic resources collection for the University community, including research on how the Sawyer Library might optimize those resources for discoverability through discovery services and search engines.
  • Maintains access throughout the life cycle of an electronic resource subscription or purchase, including:
  • Handling the acquisition and vendor contact of the library's electronic resources to obtain acquisition and renewal pricing.
  • Managing the maintenance of the electronic serials data in the Serials Solutions knowledge base.
  • Uploading electronic book and serial records into the Sierra online catalog.
  • Providing access to research databases through the library website.
  • Maintaining all entries in the library's Web Access Management (WAM) Proxy server forward table.
  • Taking the lead in resolving complex access problems with electronic content.
  • Works closely with the Serials Assistant to handle subscriptions migrating from print to electronic.
  • Assesses use of the library's electronic resources through the collection and analysis of vendor-supplied and library-generated annual usage statistics.
  • In collaboration with the Assistant Director for Technical Services, assists the Director in gathering data and other information related to electronic resources and other aspects of the position.

Library's Web Presence:

  • Provides innovative leadership for technology solutions in the Sawyer Library by managing the library website, identifying, implementing, and evaluating current and emerging technologies for the effective delivery of library services. Maintains and creates content for the library website for desktop and mobile platforms; ensuring the library website is in compliance with style, accessibility and security policies and standards.
  • Communicates the library's web needs with the offices of Web Services and the Office of Marketing & Communication.
  • Administers the library's subscriptions to LibGuides and LibAnswers, and LibCal.
  • In conjunction with Reference Services, provides supplementary administration to the library's social media presence on Facebook, Blogger, and Twitter.

Support for the ILS

  • Chairs the joint Law-Sawyer Sierra Administration Committee to implement changes to the online library system.
  • In conjunction with the Assistant Director for Technical Services, acts as the support contact for all Suffolk's libraries.
  • Uses the library system to generate reports on demand for staff members, including new books and vendor-specific acquisitions.
  • Trains staff from all libraries on the functions of the online library system.

Technical Support

  • Keeps abreast of emerging technologies and their potential application within the library.
  • Offers training to students and library staff for library technology.
  • In conjunction with the IT desktop specialist, makes recommendations for technology purchases within the library.
  • Makes recommendations for software purchases to meet the library's specific needs, including those regarding assessment, instructional technology, and room booking.
  • Committee Participation - Serves on library committees and represents the library on university-wide committees relating to technology, as appropriate.

Working at Suffolk

Suffolk University is a private, comprehensive, urban university located in the heart of downtown Boston. Since 1906, Suffolk has been committed to creating an exceptional learning experience. Our college green is the Boston Common. We are steps from dozens of historic sites including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus--Boston and Suffolk blend together. Suffolk is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community.

Suffolk University is actively seeking applicants from groups that might be under-represented because of race/color, gender, religion, real or perceived disability, national origin or LBGTQ status.

See yourself here with our terrific benefits package. Benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Harvard Pilgrim medical/Delta Dental at low employee costs
  • Retirement options including both Standard Retirement Plan (SRP) and Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity (VTDAP). The University contributes 9% to your SRP when you contribute 5% after eligibility guidelines have been met.
  • All employees and faculty members who are at least half-time are eligible for the tuition free course benefit in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the Sawyer Business School. There are additional tuition benefits for spouses, domestic partners, and children.
  • Generous time-off program. Vacation accrues monthly. Vacation for part-time employees is pro-rated based on the employees' regularly scheduled hours. Additional holidays are announced each year and are separate from the employee's vacation allowance.
  • Pre-tax commuter benefit
  • Discounted home and auto insurance

Suffolk University conducts background checks as a contingent offer of employment for all positions. Suffolk University requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude candidates from being hired.

Please submit your resume along with a cover letter for the position in which you are applying to., Suffolk University is seeking qualified candidates to consider for the Electronic Resources Librarian position.

Qualifications

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science program, or equivalent.
  • 5 years or more of post MLS experience
  • Thorough understanding of continuing and integrating resources, including awareness of issues concerning vendors, packages, aggregators, platforms, licensing, pricing models, and financial and statistical management needs.
  • Experience working with electronic resources and serials in an academic library.
  • Ability to communicate and work well with colleagues on what is increasingly an inter-departmental initiative, understanding variant perspectives on shared work.
  • Understanding of database issues, and the interoperability needs to support Sierra and related as well as future products and services.
  • Ability to develop projects, including training, quality control, and follow-up.
  • Working knowledge of technical environments, especially those related to proxy servers and link resolvers, as well as familiarity with emerging electronic resources standards such as ONIX, SUSHI, COUNTER, and SERU.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software
  • Understanding of cataloging standards and MARC 21 format

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/3mtrvj779vy59ctn

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Research Assistance Librarian & Adjunct Reference Librarian, Jerry Falwell Library, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA

Join our team of professional librarians at Liberty University's Jerry Falwell Library! We have a full-time Research Assistance Librarian and a part-time Adjunct Reference Librarian position available; new graduates are welcome to apply for both positions and our open staff positions. Our beautiful campus resides in Lynchburg, VA near the famous Blue Ridge Mountains and James River, which offer miles of scenic trails and beautiful parks for outdoor enthusiasts. In downtown Lynchburg, walking tours highlight iconic landmarks and monuments that reveal Central Virginia's rich history. A vibrant arts community and diverse collection of restaurants and markets complement the culture of the historic city.

The Jerry Falwell Library opened a new facility in January 2014 with state-of-the-art features centered on research and collaboration. The 170,000-square-foot building was recently recognized with Library Journal's Landmark Libraries 2016 Honorable Mention Award for innovative design and spaces. The JFL houses an Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) that provides on-site storage for up to 450,000 items, and an integrated Customer Service Center delivers benchmark service with circulation, research, and technology assistance. Our popular group study rooms and Active Learning Classroom offer collaborative technology to promote student engagement in learning.

The JFL supports over 14,500 residential students, more than 2,000 faculty, and a thriving online learning community at the world's largest private, non-profit Christian university. Liberty was founded in 1971 by Dr. Jerry Falwell Sr. with a vision of training Champions for Christ. With the university's recent reclassification as a Carnegie R3 Doctoral University, and the latest QEP's focus on research and information literacy, you have an exciting opportunity to join us in creating a culture of student research and success.

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Resource Sharing & Collection Maintenance Manager, Oregon State University Libraries & Press, Corvallis, OR

If you enjoy leading a highly productive team and engaging with library staff, faculty, and students, Oregon State University Libraries and Press has a great opportunity for you!

We are looking for a manager to lead the Resource Sharing & Collection Maintenance teams. As the supervisor you will: support, develop, and mentor an amazing staff; provide leadership in evaluating, recommending, and implementing new Interlibrary Loan technologies and service models in resource sharing and collection maintenance; maintain, customize, and troubleshoot software; and ensure access to and maintenance of the physical collection. You will be working collaboratively with other libraries, consortial groups (such as Orbis Cascade Alliance and Greater Western Library Alliance), vendors, and, most importantly, patrons.

Our scenic campus is located in Corvallis, Oregon, a short drive to the coast, Portland, and many recreational opportunities.

The salary range for this position is $50,004 - $55,008 with excellent benefits. Please visit https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/45575 for full details on the position. Posting number: P01391UF. OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.  

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IFLA Satellite Meeting 2017, Warsaw, Poland

IFLA Satellite Meeting 2017 in Warsaw on August 16-17
Data Curator's Roles and Responsibilities: International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives
https://ifla.wdib.uw.edu.pl/

Please join us for the IFLA Satellite Meeting "Data Curator's Roles and Responsibilities: International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives" jointly organized by IFLA Library Theory and Research Section (LTR), IFLA- Preservation and Conservation Section, and IFLA- Information Technology Section, and hosted by the Faculty of Journalism, Information and Book Studies at the University of Warsaw. Please find the program of the satellite meeting and registration information at: https://ifla.wdib.uw.edu.pl/

The primary goal of the Satellite Meeting is to engage the international scholarly community in a conversation leading to a better understanding of the challenges that the new requirements for the dissemination of research data are posing to researchers and information professionals and to discuss the main trends in data curation/research data management practices and education.

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Call for Submissions: Journal of Library and Information Studies

Volume 15 Issue 1 (June 2017) of the Journal of Library and Information Studies, JLIS (ISSN: 1606-7509) is now available!

The full-text of the articles in this issue can be found at http://jlis.lis.ntu.edu.tw/:

  1. Evaluating music discovery tools on Spotify: the role of user preference structure by Muh-Chyun Tang, & Mang-Yuan Yang
  2. Academic Performance of Indigenous Issues- Taking Original Equipment Manufacturer Research as an Example by Hong-Jiang Yue
  3.  Wen Tien Ke by Qiang Lei
  4.  Enterprise Mobility Implementation Strategies and Their Impacts on Organizational Performance by Ming-Hsin Lu, Weijane Lin, & Hsiu-Ping Yueh
  5. Investigating Implementation Methods and Perceived Learning Outcomes of Children's Library Instruction Programs: A Case of Parent-child Doctors' Mailbox in National Library of Public Information by Yu-Hua Chang, & Hui-Yun Sung

JLIS is a semi-annual peer-reviewed journal published in June and December by the Department of Library & Information Science of the National Taiwan University (http://www.lis.ntu.edu.tw/ ). It is indexed in LISA, LISTA, DOAJ, Google Scholar, Taiwan Humanities Citation Index (THCI), Chinese E-Periodical Services (CEPS), Index to Taiwan Periodical Literature System, etc.

JLIS welcomes original research manuscripts from a wide range of topics in library and information studies. Guidelines for the authors can be found at:
http://jlis.lis.ntu.edu.tw/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7&Itemid=9&lang=us

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Call for Submissions: Journal of Intellectual Freedom & Privacy

The American Library Association's Journal of Intellectual Freedom & Privacy <http://www.ala.org/offices/oif/JIFP> welcomes submissions related to intellectual freedom and privacy, both in libraries and beyond. Submissions can include:

  • research articles (peer reviewed)
  • non-peer reviewed articles and essays discussing or describing policies,practices,projects,law, and scholarship related to intellectual freedom and privacy
  • personal accounts of censorship and intellectual freedom challenges
  • opinion pieces and essays on current and topical issues
  • book and publication reviews

Full submission details and author guidelines are available at https://journals.ala.org/index.php/jifp/about/submissions

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Registration open for Diversity by Design Symposium in Toronto, Sept. 13-14, 2017

Registration for the Diversity by Design (DbD) symposium in Toronto is now open. The symposium will take place in TorontoON, over the gorgeous early autumn days of September 13-14, 2017. We have a limited number of spots available for the symposium, and they are filling up fast. Fortuitously, the symposium will also take place against the backdrop of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF; https://www.tiff.net/tiff/), and the lucky attendees will be able to enjoy the best of Toronto's diverse and creative artistic landscape, and constellations of international stars. 

Please visit the symposium site at: https://www.idiversitybydesign.com/ and register through Event Brite at: https://www.idiversitybydesign.com/contact/ 

We have an impressive line-up of keynote speakers https://www.idiversitybydesign.com/keynote-speakers/ and presenters: https://www.idiversitybydesign.com/presenters/ 

Please view the draft program here: https://www.idiversitybydesign.com/early-draft/, including the poster session: https://www.idiversitybydesign.com/poster-session/ 

In particular, we ask department/program directors and chairs to encourage their Master and Ph.D. students interested in diversity issues to consider attending the symposium. We will have a limited number of small travel stipends, generously provided by the the Ontario Library Association, and graduate students will constitute a priority category for these stipends. While these stipends cannot fully offset travel and accommodation costs, they will provide an incentive to join the conversation. 

The symposium is free but registration is mandatory. 

We are looking forward to seeing you in the beautiful city of TorontoON, in early fall.  

Nadia Caidi (nadia.caidi@utoronto.ca) and Keren Dali (kdali@ualberta.ca) 

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Engagement and Use Manager, Media Library and Archives, WGBH, Boston, MA

Are you passionate and making history relevant and meaningful? Do you have experience engaging audiences in discovery and use of cultural heritage collections? Do you love public media? If so, then this position may be fit for you! The WGBH Media Library and Archives (MLA) is hiring an Engagement and Use Manager to lead outreach initiatives for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting.

Department Overview

The MLA establishes the policies and procedures for the access, acquisition, intellectual control, and preservation of WGBH's physical media and digital production and administrative assets. The MLA also offers production organization of archival materials from projects start up to shut down, research services, rights clearances, and licenses WGBH stock footage.

WGBH and the Library of Congress steward the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB), an initiative seeking to preserve and make accessible significant historical content created by public media. To date, we have digitized more than 40,000 hours of public television and radio content. The entire collection is available for research on location at WGBH and the Library of Congress, and more than 20,000 programs are available anywhere in the US in our Online Reading Room at americanarchive.org.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Associate Director, the Engagement and Use (EU) Manager will lead ambitious outreach and audience engagement campaigns for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. The EU Manager will collaborate with the Project Director and Associate Director to establish an AAPB Scholarly Advisory Committee and Station Advisory Committee. The EU Manager will oversee communications with these committees and the existing AAPB Executive Advisory Council, including setting up meetings, focus groups, gathering suggestions and feedback, and working with the Project Team to implement recommendations made by the Committees and Council. The EU Manager will further collaborate with members of the Scholar Advisory Committee to engage their college and graduate students in making use of the AAPB collection as part of course curriculum. Projects may include working with students and faculty on exhibit curation projects as well as making use of the AAPB collection as a data set for text mining and analysis. The EU Manager will curate three new exhibits on the AAPB website and add up to 5,000 programs to the Online Reading Room. The EU Manager will enhance and implement the AAPB's social media strategy and will create and share native content on social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and potentially other platforms. The EU Manager will contribute to outreach efforts to encourage growth of the AAPB collection, assisting stations in creating and sharing metadata and delivering files to the AAPB, in coordination with the Project Assistants. The EU Manager will also lead strategic outreach efforts around AAPB's crowdsourcing game FIX IT and potential future Zooniverse metadata tagging project. The EU Manager will be assigned other tasks as time permits and priority dictates.

Skills Required

  • 1-2 years experience coordinating successful projects
  • Excellent cross-functional project management skills
  • Superior critical-thinking and problem solving skills
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills; ability to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions, recommendations and drive actions
  • Strengths in problem solving, issue-resolution, attention to detail, and ability to successfully manage multiple complex projects simultaneously
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated experience engaging with and influencing external collaborators and other internal departments
  • Experience with exhibit curation
  • Experience leading outreach efforts at a cultural heritage institution
  • Social media experience
  • Familiarity with United States copyright law, including the doctrine of fair use
  • An appreciation for and an understanding of the public media landscape

Educational Requirements

Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree in Library and Information Science, Public History, Moving Image Archive Preservation or equivalent highly preferred.

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Library Media Assistant, Moose Hill School, Londonderry, NH

Openings are continually changing and available for viewing at: www.londonderry.org/employment  

If you are a previous applicant please do NOT fill out a new application, use, or request again, the PIN # provided to you.

SUPPORT STAFF

Library Media Assistant, Moose Hill School (2034-22)

  • Clerical skills, some experience in library work preferred, familiarity with computer operations and applications
  • Willingness to work with students, familiarity with the developmental needs of kindergarten students
  • Detail oriented, good communications skills, display initiative
  • $11.73-$12.32 per hour, 6 hours per day, 3 days per week

(Interviews will take place within the first few weeks of August)

To apply to be a member of our outstanding team please go to http://www.londonderry.org/ 

Questions? MThomson@Londonderry.org or (603)432-6920x1129

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Simmons College's College Access & Success VISTA Campus Compact For Southern New England, Boston, MA

Wage/Salary:

20,592.00

Job Description:

Community Engagement at Simmons College is excited to host a Campus Compact for Southern New England AmeriCorps VISTA to support and advance college readiness, access and success programing offered to youth in Boston. This dynamic project will engage multiple departments within Simmons College, the Colleges of the Fenway, and nonprofit organizations to better understand the current depth of program offerings and uncover opportunities to expand or improve college readiness, access and success efforts.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify the effective evidence-based and research-supported best practices in pre-K through 12 college readiness programs nationally and those operating in the City of Boston.
  • Conduct research and prepare a report on best practice of college readiness, access and success program with an emphasis on models of success and programs demonstrating deep impact.
  • Identify and document existing college readiness, access, and success programs that exist at Simmons College
  • Identify and document existing college readiness, access, and success programing at the Colleges of the Fenway and their community partners.
  • Research existing Boston Public School, City of Boston, Boston philanthropy-sponsored, and other readiness programs.
  • Meet with college departs, program, and nonprofit partners to better understand their approach to college readiness, access and success programing.

In collaboration with Simmons College community partners and colleagues within the Colleges of the Fenway, identified city-wide best practice programs, develop a multi-year plan for college readiness, access and success programing.

Program Benefits:

  • Segal AmeriCorps Education Award ($5,815) or post-service stipend ($1,500) upon successful completion of the program-Modest living allowance: $20,592
  • MBTA Link Pass
  • Meal Plan
  • Healthcare benefits
  • Access to monthly professional development
  • One year of noncompetitive eligibility for federal government jobs
  • Student loan forbearance or deferment
  • Access to national and state Campus Compact network opportunities
  • Childcare assistance

Application Instructions:

Complete the AmeriCorps application on www.my.americorps.gov and submit it to the "Campus Compact Southern New England AmeriCorps VISTA" program listing.

  • Email a resume and cover letter ccsnevista [at] compact [dot] org.
  • Please answer in your cover letter :
  1. Why do you want to serve with the CCSNE VISTA program?
  2. Why do you believe you are best suited for our program?
  3. Do you have any preferences regarding your placement?

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Library Assistant, Annenberg Library Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA

The Annenberg Library at Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill MA is searching for 2 or 3 Library Assistants, applications accepted until August 18th.

The Library Assistant supports the provision of information services to the Pine Manor College community. This is an excellent position for a beginning MLIS student.  Previous library work experience is a plus but is not required.This part-time position is for the 2017-18 academic year.  (Shifts may be available during school breaks and summer, 2018). The start date for this position is mid to late August, 2017.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provides circulation services:
  1. Shelves and shelf-reads materials
  2. Processes holds
  • Supervises work-study students in performing circulation/reserves and stack maintenance functions
  • Provides basic reference services:
  1. Provides research assistance
  2. Creates and updates online research guides
  3. Assists the reference librarians during instruction sessions
  • Participates in collection development for assigned subjects
  • Shares responsibility for content creation and management of the library's social media accounts
  • Troubleshoots basic computer, printer and other technical issues

Hours:

This position may supervise the library during evening, weekend, or occasional holiday hours during the fall and spring semesters.  Between 15 and 25 hours per week depending on availability and library need.  Prefer a candidate who can work two or three weekday evenings per week and one weekend shift (Sun. 12-5:30pm) per week.

Pay:

$13.00 per hour

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required, MLIS candidate preferred
  • Basic knowledge of library operations and searching electronic databases
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Ability to assume supervisory responsibility
  • Previous customer service experience a plus 

Email resume and cover letter to:

Mackenzie Davison

Head of Access Services

mdavison@pmc.edu

(617) 731-7081 

Annenberg Library, 
Pine Manor College,

400 Heath Street,

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

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Call for Bids to Host CLEF 2019

INTRODUCTION

The CLEF Initiative (Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum) is a self-organized body whose main mission is to promote research, innovation, and development of information access systems with an emphasis on multilingual and multimodal information with various levels of structure.

The CLEF Initiative is structured in two main parts:

  • a series of Evaluation Labs, i.e. laboratories to conduct evaluation of information access systems and workshops to discuss and pilot innovative evaluation activities;
  • a peer-reviewed Conference on a broad range of issues, including
  • investigation continuing the activities of the Evaluation Labs;
  • experiments using multilingual and multimodal data; in particular, but not only, data resulting from CLEF activities;
  • research in evaluation methodologies and challenges.

Since 2000 CLEF has played a leading role in stimulating investigation and research in a wide range of key areas in the information retrieval domain. It has promoted the study and implementation of appropriate evaluation methodologies for diverse types of tasks and media. Over the years, a wide, strong, and multidisciplinary research community has been built, which covers and spans the different areas of expertise needed to deal with the breadth of CLEF activities.

CALL FOR BIDS

The CLEF Steering Committee solicits proposals from groups interested in organizing the CLEF conference and labs in September 2019.

CLEF 2019 will be a special edition marking the 20th anniversary of the CLEF Initiative.

Groups submitting a bid for CLEF 2019 also commit themselves to collect membership fees on behalf of the CLEF Association and to pass them to the CLEF Association.

Guidelines on submitting a bid can be found in the Template for Bids available at:

http://www.clef-initiative.eu/documents/71612/87713/CLEF-Initiative-Template_for_bids.docx

Bids must be submitted by *Friday, July 7th 2017* by email to the Steering Commitee Chair Nicola Ferro (chair@clef-initiative.eu)

The Steering Committee will review and select the proposals. The Steering Committee can ask for modifications and changes to the proposals, if deemed necessary.

Interested parties can contact the Steering Committee Chair Nicola Ferro (chair@clef-initiative.eu) to receive further details.
IMPORTANT DATES

- Bid submission deadline: Friday 7 July, 2017
- Feedback to bidders and discussion: mid August 2017
- Bid selection: late August 2017

STEERING COMMITTEE
- Martin Braschler, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
- Khalid Choukri, Evaluations and Language resources Distribution Agency (ELDA), France
- Paul Clough, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
- Nicola Ferro, University of Padua, Italy
- Norbert Fuhr, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
- Julio Gonzalo, National Distance Education University (UNED), Spain
- Donna Harman, National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), USA
- Djoerd Hiemstra, University of Twente, The Netherlands
- Evangelos Kanoulas,  University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Birger Larsen, University of Aalborg, Denmark
- Mihai Lupu, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
- Josiane Mothe, IRIT, Universite de Toulouse, France
- Henning Miller, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO), Switzerland
- Maarten de Rijke, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Paolo Rosso, Universitat Politècnica de Valencia, Spain
- Giuseppe Santucci, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
- Jacques Savoy, University of Neuchetel, Switzerland
- Christa Womser-Hacker, University of Hildesheim, Germany

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Call for Papers: ACM MEDES 2017 (Bangkok, Thailand)

Extended version: June 26th, 2017

*** Extended versions of selected papers will be published in Journal of Intelligent Information Systems, published by Springer ***

The 9th International ACM Conference on Management of Digital EcoSystems (MEDES'17) In-Cooperation with ACM, ACM SIGAPP and IFIP WG 2.6
http://sigappfr.acm.org/MEDES/17/
November 7-10, 2017
Bangkok, Thailand

Description and Objectives
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In the world of the Internet of Things (IoT), the rapid growth and exponential use of digital components leads to the emergence of intelligent environments namely "digital ecosystems" connected to the web and composed of multiple and independent entities such as individuals, organizations, services, software and applications sharing one or several missions and focusing on the interactions and inter-relationships among them. With the help of the computational intelligence, these digital ecosystems can exhibit new self-* properties (such as self-management, self-healing and self-configuration) environments, thanks to the re-combination and evolution of its "digital components", in which resources provided by each entity are properly conserved, managed and used. The underlying web-based resources mainly comprehend big data management, innovative services, smart and self-* properties platforms.

Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of digital ecosystems, they are highly complex to study and design. This also leads to a poor understanding as to how managing resources will empower digital ecosystems to be innovative, intelligent and value-creating. The application of Information Technologies has the potential to enable the understanding of how entities request resources and ultimately interact to create benefits and added-values, impacting business practices and knowledge. These technologies can be improved through novel techniques, models and methodologies for fields such as big data management, web technologies, networking, security, human-computer interactions, artificial intelligence, e-services and self-organizing systems to support the establishment of digital ecosystems and manage their resources.

The International Conference on Management of Digital EcoSystems (MEDES),previously named "The International Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems", aims to develop and bring together a diverse community from academia, research laboratories and industry interested in exploring the manifold challenges and issues related to resource management of Digital Ecosystems and how current approaches and technologies can be evolved and adapted to this end.

MEDES 2017 calls for full papers presenting interesting recent results or novel ideas in all areas of Emergent Digital EcoSystems.  At the same time, the conference calls  for short papers presenting interesting and exciting recent results or novel thought-provoking ideas that are not quite ready, and preferably include a system demonstration.

Topics
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MEDES 2017 seeks contributions in the following areas:

  • Digital Ecosystem Infrastructure- Data & Knowledge Management
  • Computational and Collective Intelligence
  • Semantic Computing
  • Software ecosystems for software engineering
  • Big Data
  • Services
  • Trust, Security & Privacy
  • Software Engineering
  • Internet of Things and Intelligent Web
  • Cyber Physical Systems
  • Social and Collaborative Platforms
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Open Source
  • Applications (Logistics, Energy, Healthcare, Environment, Smart Cities, Digital Humanities, Robotics, etc.)
  • Complex Systems and Networks

Paper Submission
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Submissions must be in an electronic form as PDF format and should be uploaded using the conference website. The submitted paper should be at most 8 ACM single-space printed pages. Papers that fail to comply with length limit will be rejected.

Submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 peer reviewers. After the preliminary notification date, authors rebut by evidence and arguments all reviewer inquiries and their comments. Based on the rebuttal feedback, reviewers notify authors with the final decision. Selection criteria will include: relevance, significance, impact, originality, technical soundness, and quality of presentation. Preference will be given to submissions that take strong or challenging positions on important emergent topics related to Digital Ecosystems. At least one author should attend the conference to present the paper.

The conference Proceedings will be published by ACM and indexed by the ACM Digital Library and DBLP.

Important Dates
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- Submission Deadline:  June 26th, 2017
- Notification of Acceptance: July 25th, 2017
- Camera Ready: September 1st, 2017
- Paper Registration: September 1st, 2017
- Conference Dates: 7-10 November 2017

Advisory Chairs
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Yannis Manolopoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Ernesto Damiani, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Conference Chairs
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Richard Chbeir, University of Pau and Adour Countries, France
Asanee Kawtrakul, Kasetsart University, Thailand

Program Chairs
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William Grosky, University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA
Toshikazu Kato, Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan
Ali Ouni, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan

International Program Committee
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(Please check the web site for the full list)

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Call for Nominations: ASIS&T SIG III InfoShare Membership Award

The ASIS&T International Information Issues Special Interest Group (SIG-III) is pleased to announce that for 2017 we will be able to sponsor another group of deserving information professionals from developing countries for complimentary ASIS&T memberships (the financial burden of which would otherwise be prohibitive). We are soliciting nominations of candidates for the InfoShare Membership Award. The award will be given to LIS professionals.

Please include a one-page curriculum vitae and a one-page description of why this person is deserving of membership, including their willingness to promote ASIS&T within their networks and build relationships between ASIS&T and the national/regional organizations. Awardees will be decided by a vote of the SIG-III officers.

Each membership award will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year if the new member proves to be a strong advocate for ASIS&T in their home country during the course of the year. Awardees will be asked to submit a report on their activities by next year's Annual Meeting, which may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Sharing ASIS&T publications that they receive (the Bulletin of ASIS&T and JASIS&T) with other colleagues
  2.  Promoting the SIG-III paper contest among their colleagues
  3. Serving as a contact/coordinator for ASIS&T members traveling to their area who may be able to speak about ASIS&T and information science
  4. Having the ability to strengthen the relationships between ASIS&T and the national/regional organizations, and
  5. Sponsoring lectures on information science topics in their area on behalf of ASIS&T

Nominators can mentor the award recipients for the above activities.

We look forward to welcoming new members to ASIS&T from across the globe, especially from countries that have never been ASIS&T members or have limited ASIS&T membership. Women, minority, and candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Please feel free to circulate the Call in your professional networks (e.g., your alma mater listservs, professional contacts at IFLA, OCLC, international organizations, practitioner groups, academic institutions, etc.). Please send your nominations of deserving candidates to Selenay Aytac (selenay.aytac@liu.edu).

The deadline for submitting nominations is July 15, 2017.

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Call for Proposals: HathiTrust Research Center

The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) is seeking proposals for Advanced Collaborative Support (ACS) project awards. These awards are modeled in the form of HTRC staff and compute time to collaborate on the proposed project during the award period. 4-6 awards are anticipated, and awardees can be individual scholars or a team of scholars, either from HathiTrust member institutions or non-members, though 3 award spots will be reserved for applicants from HT member institutions. The HTRC ACS-dedicated staff will provide a general overview of HTRC components, the HT corpus and HT computational tools, to the awardees over the course of the project?s time period.

For this RFP, we are especially encouraging proposals that will utilize our Data Capsule (https://wiki.htrc.illinois.edu/display/COM/HTRC+Data+Capsule) to do analysis on in-copyright volumes in HathiTrust.

Proposals should be concise, and include project narrative, detailed description of the data you're interested in engaging with, a schedule of completion, and list of deliverables. Full details of required components can be found in the full ACS RFP, available here: https://www.hathitrust.org/htrc_sp17_acs-rfp

Deadline for submission is 5:00 pm central, July 1, 2017, submitted electronically.

For any questions or to submit your proposal, email acs@hathitrust.org

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Assistant Professor in Information and Knowledge Management, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore)

Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 11th globally. It is also placed 1st amongst the world's best young universities. NTU's Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information seeks new faculty colleagues with a strong record of high-quality research and a commitment to mentoring the next generation of communication and information scholars.

Assistant Professor: Information and Knowledge Management
We are looking for a scholar-teacher working in the area of information and knowledge management, and its applications in strategic management contexts in domains such as marketing, customer management, and related domains. Ideally, the candidate would have experience in utilizing big data analytics in information and knowledge management contexts. The candidate is expected to possess a doctorate in an appropriate field from a reputable university.

The Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information is a vibrant global leader in communication and information research and education.  Recent hires and a high level of support reaffirm the School's pre-eminence in the disciplines under its aegis. Singapore is a vibrant cosmopolitan city/state with good weather, low crime, rich cultural attractions, exceptional food, and proximity to numerous points of interest in Southeast Asia.

Emoluments and General Terms and Conditions of Service
Salary will be competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package. Information on emoluments and general terms and conditions of service is available in the section on Terms and Conditions (http://bit.ly/1V80Rf4) for Academic Appointments.

Application Procedures
To apply, please refer to the Guidelines (http://bit.ly/1LDnrKk) for submitting an Application for Faculty Appointment and send your application package [consisting of cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal particulars form, a statement of current and future research interest, teaching statement, effectiveness of teaching (If any), selected publications, and the names of 5 referees] by 31 July 2017 to:

The Search Committee
Nanyang Technological University
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
31 Nanyang Link, WKWSCI Building
Singapore 637718

Email: faculty-recruit@ntu.edu.sg

Applications sent via email should include the reference "Application for Assistant Professor in Information and Knowledge Management" in the subject line. Enquiries about the position can be addressed to the above email.

Review of the applications will begin after 31 July 2017 and continue until the position is filled. The candidate is expected to start in December 2017 / January 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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ALA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

Simmons SLIS at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, June 22-27, 2017

Stop by booth #4740 in the exhibit hall for info about Simmons SLIS. Alumni
and students are invited to a free reception
<https://www.eventbrite.com/e/simmons-college-alumni-reception-at-ala-chicago-2017-tickets-33892810308>
on Saturday, June 24, 5:30 p.m. at Tapas Valencia. Simmons SLIS is also
represented in the following conference sessions:

*Dean Eileen Abels* will co-present, *Library and Information Experts
Succeeding in the 21st Century: A Town Hall Dialogue on Competencies,
Careers, and Successful Practice*. Facilitated by ALA President Julie
Todoro, attendees will participate in a conversation on what skills,
knowledge, traits, and expectations will support successful libraries of
the future--all types and sizes of libraries. Saturday, June 24 1:00 PM -
2:30 PM Location: McCormick Place, W470.

*Associate Professor Laura Saunders* will co-present *Going with (and
Growing with) the Framework: Teaching Information Literacy with a Social
Justice Lens*. The transition from the Standards to the Framework and the
shift away from measurable skills-based outcomes has been challenging for
many librarians, who still must meet the typical needs and requests of
faculty with whom they work. Participants in this pre-conference will learn
approaches for transitioning to and teaching the Framework for Information
Literacy for Higher Education with a social justice lens. Friday, June 23,
9 AM - 4 PM Location: McCormick Place, W178a.

*Associate Professor Laura Saunders* presents *Re-Framing Information
Literacy for Social Justice*. The new ACRL Framework for information
literacy provides scope for addressing social justice, but stops short of
explicitly addressing the topic. This presentation examines how instruction
librarians can promote social justice using the Framework as a lens. It
will identify ways for addressing social justice within each frame, offer
practical ideas developing a social justice IL pedagogy, and make a case
for expanding the framework to include a new frame focused on social
justice. Saturday, June 24 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Location: McCormick Place,
W187c.

*Senior Lecturer Megan Dowd Lambert* presents a panel discussion, *Words
and Pictures: Picture Book Author/Illustrators Discuss the Whole Book*,
with picture book illustrators David Hyde Costello, Don Tate, and Duncan
Tonatiuh. Lambert is the creator of the Whole Book Approach, a dynamic new
model focused on the picture book as a visual art form. Saturday, June 24
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Location: McCormick Place, W183c.

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Reference & Outreach Librarian, David & Lorraine Cheng Library, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

Job Code: 738SIM

Posting Date: June 22, 2017

Closing Date: Open until filled 

William Paterson University invites applications for a twelve-month tenure-track position as Reference and Outreach Librarian. 

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Access & Information Services, the Reference and Outreach Librarian provides reference and research assistance, instructs patrons in the use of information resources and library services, and leads the development of outreach efforts aimed at expanding and enhancing library outreach to students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the outside community. S/he participates in divisional and departmental planning projects, the Library's Liaison programs, and serves on Library, University, regional and national committees, as appropriate.

An MLS or equivalent, from an accredited college/university, is required. A second graduate degree is required for tenure.

The selected candidate must possess excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills, as well as strong presentation skills; competence with information technologies and proficiency with commonly used software such as Microsoft Office Suite and web authoring technologies such as HTML/CSS. Demonstrated commitment to service and professional development and ability to further enhance the Library's reputation for providing outstanding customer service within a welcoming, friendly, and collegial environment required as well.

Strong customer service orientation and demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team environment with diverse faculty, staff and students; One (1) or more years of professional experience providing instructional services and outreach in an academic or research library environment are preferred.

William Paterson University is a public institution of higher learning. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, and contact information for three (3) professional references to Leah Zamora at LibrarySearch@wpunj.edu or via mail to her at William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Cheng Library, Wayne, NJ  07470. Electronic submissions preferred. Must reference Job Code in letter of application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. For additional information about the University visit www.wpunj.edu.

William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. 

https://wpconnect.wpunj.edu/emps/jobs/positions2.cfm?job=27815

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Evening/Weekend Supervisor, Goddard Library, Worcester, MA

Clark University's Goddard Library seeks a high energy, customer-service oriented, self-starter to oversee Library facility and its collections and services.
Primary responsibilities for this position include student supervision, facilities oversight, circulation and reserves services, stacks management and maintenance, and patron notification.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
Included in a range of responsibilities, the Evening/Weekend Supervisor will supervise students and have oversight of circulation and reserve services. Other duties include building security; circulation; managing stacks maintenance; and other public services functions as needed.
 
Qualifications
The successful candidate will have a bachelor's degree and excellent problem solving and communications skills required. Previous experience in an academic library environment preferred. This is a full-time, 35 hours per week, 12-month position with a regular work schedule of 4pm to midnight during the week; Fridays noon to 8 PM; weekend/summer/ break/finals hours vary. This position comes with excellent benefits, which include employee and family tuition benefits, 4 weeks' vacation, generous retirement plan, free use of campus fitness center and many more.
 
Review of applications will begin June 29. Starting rate will be $15.00 to $16.00 depending on skills and experience. Please email résumé and cover letter to <resumes@clarku.edu.> Applicants must reference Job code 199491 in the subject line to be considered for this position.
 
Clark University embraces equal opportunity as a core value: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention.
 
Clark University is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and strongly encourages members from historically underrepresented communities - inclusive of all women - to apply.

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Director, Bradley Beach Public Library, Bradley Beach, NJ

Position Description: The Board of Trustees of the Bradley Beach Public Library is looking for a dynamic and engaging candidate who will continue to build on the Library's recent successes and work diligently to keep the Library in the forefront of community activity. The Library Director will work closely with the Board, staff, governing officials and members of the community to develop a new strategic plan that will reflect the educational and recreational interests of the nearly 5,000 Bradley Beach year-round residents and 30,000 summer visitors. To fulfill the Library's Mission in providing outstanding, friendly, personal customer service and accessible resources, the Director will ensure that the Library's print and digital collections are current and customers obtain the reading and informational resources they need. By maintaining an active public relations program, the Director will continually analyze and investigate the community's response to the Library's programs and services and make changes as necessary. The Library's 2017 operating budget is $375,000 and has a total staff of 9 dedicated employees. 

Responsibilities:  The Library Director is responsible for the overall management and direction of the Library including the annual operating budget, personnel, facility, programs and services, and planning.  Reporting to a 9-person Board of Trustees, the Library Director supervises and evaluates the work of the library staff, provides professional advice to the Library Board, prepares and monitors the Library's annual operational and capital budgets, proposes and implements personnel and operating policies under the Board's direction, attends monthly Borough Council meetings, and networks and builds partnerships with local groups and organizations in order to foster relationships that benefit both the Library and the community.   

The Bradley Beach Community:  The Borough of Bradley Beach in Monmouth County New Jersey is a quiet and inviting family friendly shore community with a beautiful beach and a mile long boardwalk that attracts thousands of visitors during the summer months.  It boasts a bustling Main St. with shops, restaurants, cafes and a N.J. Transit Train Station. Located close to both New York and Philadelphia, Bradley Beach offers residents small-town appeal and easy access to the entertainment and cultural offerings of a major city. 

Qualifications: An ALA-accredited Master's Degree, a New Jersey librarian certificate issued by Thomas Edison State University (or eligibility for immediately acquiring a certificate), and a minimum of five (5) years of professional library experience with at least three (3) years in a significant supervisory capacity. Preference will be given to candidates with either Director or Assistant Director experience.   

In addition to fulfilling the major responsibilities and qualifications of this position, the successful candidate will also possess the ability to read, write, speak and communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of the position; have demonstrated, hands-on knowledge of current and new technologies affecting today's public libraries; and demonstrate a strong commitment to securing the role of the library as the primary cultural, intellectual, and social heart of Bradley Beach. Proficiency in other languages, including Spanish, is a plus.

Other Important Information: Finalists for the position will be asked to provide three (3) quality job references that must include a current or former board member or supervisor. New Jersey residency is required within one year of the date of hire. Successful completion of a criminal background check is also required. 

Compensation: The salary range for this position is $70,000 to $80,000.  Placement within the range is dependent on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate. There is an excellent benefits package, including full single coverage health benefits (subject to a NJ State mandated employee contribution) and membership in the New Jersey Public Employee Retirement System. 

Applications: To apply, submit a meaningful cover letter and resume via e-mail by July 9, 2017 to Search Committee at directorsearchBBPL@gmail.com.  Applications received after that date will not be considered. The Bradley Beach Public Library is an ADA/EOE compliant employer.

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University Librarian, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Following the decision to separate the roles of University Librarian and Chief Information Officer, Brandeis University invites nominations and applications for the position of University Librarian. Reporting to the Provost, the University Librarian will lead the Library in developing and advancing a vision for a strong campus identity in support of scholarship and research. The University Librarian oversees every aspect of the Library, and will be a collegial, visionary, and experienced leader with the proven ability to manage, develop, and advance the strategic vision of an academic research library, while successfully implementing operational details and managing staff.

Qualifications 

A graduate degree is expected, either an advanced degree along with extensive library experience, or an MLIS with a combination of relevant library and academic experience. 

The successful candidate will have superb written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

The successful candidate will demonstrate experience in many of the specific responsibilities of the position outlined below.

Specific Responsibilities

Support Teaching and Research. The University Librarian will advance the research and teaching mission of Brandeis University by supporting the discovery, creation, and dissemination of knowledge through scholarship, teaching, and outreach.

Innovate. The University Librarian will develop a vision to ensure that the Library embodies a model of modern librarianship. The University Librarian will develop meaningful goals for organizational accomplishment and assess outcomes on an annual basis.

Lead, Recruit, and Manage Staff. The University Librarian will recruit, develop, motivate, and evaluate a Library workforce in alignment with job expectations, professional roles, and the University mission. A central element of this responsibility will be to foster professional development and scholarship among Library staff. The University Librarian will develop a culture of inspiration and accountability among Library staff and will foster inclusion and diversity in recruitment and staff development.

Collaborate and Serve. The University Librarian will foster a culture of service in support of Brandeis University students, faculty, and staff. S/he will work closely with other University officials to prioritize and focus future library developments.

Foster External Partnerships. The University Librarian will serve as an ambassador and advocate for the library and will maintain and develop partnerships with other academic research libraries and regional and national library associations, including the Boston Library Consortium.

Oversee Library Finances. The University Librarian will function as the chief fiscal officer by monitoring financial and managerial reporting, by making sound fiscal decisions to the benefit of the Library and Brandeis University.

Application Process

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Interested candidates should submit confidentially, in electronic form (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF files preferred), a curriculum vitae and letter of interest to provostjobs@brandeis.edu. Applications received by August 15 will receive full consideration. First and second round interviews will take place in the fall of 2017.

Nominations and inquiries should be directed to Professor Kate Moran, Search Committee Chair, kmoran@brandeis.edu.

Brandeis University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the University not to discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender identity and expression, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, military or veteran status or any other category protected by law.

Background on the Brandeis University Library Complex

At the center of the Brandeis campus is the library. With about 50 dedicated staff members, the library supports research, teaching, and discovery throughout the Brandeis community. The Brandeis library partners with the community in the generation of scholarship, offering research services and instructional support, collections and access services, library systems services, a MakerLab, a digital media lab, and the University Archives & Special Collections Department, as well as community space. 

The library owns approximately 1.85M physical and electronic books and serial titles, and leases an additional 240,000. Increasingly, the library has been expanding access to materials through participation in consortia, including the Eastern Academic Scholars' Trust, the Information Delivery Services Project, and the Center for Research Libraries, in addition to our founding membership in the Boston Library Consortium. This gives members of our community ready access to 11.7M books and serial titles.

The Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections houses the gems of the Brandeis library. Special Collections consists of both rare books and original manuscripts. The rare book collection includes incunabula; books published in the 16th - 18th centuries on such subjects as history, English and American literature, philosophy, and Judaica; first and limited editions; and fine press publications. Book collections of note include the Baldwin Shakespeare collection and the McKew-Parr Collection on Magellan and the Age of Discovery. Special Collections also holds literary manuscripts of European and American authors such as John Cheever and Joseph Heller, as well as music collections and photographic collections. In addition, it includes collections of materials on the Spanish Civil War, left- and right-wing movements in the United States in the latter half of the twentieth century, anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, twentieth-century anti-alien and anti-radical movements in the United States, and Zionism. The department also includes the papers of prominent political figures such as Louis D. Brandeis, Benjamin Disraeli, and Daniel Webster. Archives and Special Collections continue to acquire new primary source material for scholarship.  Recent acquisitions include the Lenny Bruce Papers and the Lilith Magazine archive. 

Altogether the library complex is approximately 187,000 gross square feet. The nearby Gerstenzang Library, formerly a separate science library, has been converted into a high-density storage space, contributing another 11,700 square feet.

About Brandeis University

As a medium-sized private research university with global reach, we are dedicated to first-rate undergraduate education while making groundbreaking discoveries.  Four major academic units with 3,600 undergraduates and 2,050 graduate students comprise the University: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, the International Business School, and the Rabb School of Continuing Studies. In 1985, Brandeis was elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which represents the 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada. Brandeis has been ranked among the top 35 national universities by U.S. News & World Report every year since the rankings' inception. Our 235-acre campus is located in the suburbs of Boston, a global hub for higher education and innovation.  Our faculty are leaders in their fields, as passionate about teaching and mentorship as they are about pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Our students are motivated, compassionate, curious and open to exploring new and challenging experiences. 

Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian university under the sponsorship of the American Jewish community to embody its highest ethical and cultural values and to express its gratitude to the United States through the traditional Jewish commitment to education. By being a nonsectarian university that welcomes students, teachers and staff of every nationality, religion and orientation, Brandeis renews the American heritage of cultural diversity, equal access to opportunity and freedom of expression.

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Deputy University Librarian, Brown University, Providence, RI

The Brown University Library seeks a senior leader to serve as its Deputy University Librarian, a key new member of the leadership team, with oversight for assessment and campus-based outreach services, staff development, and Library Human Resources. Outreach services under the purview of the Deputy UL will include Research and Outreach Services (ROS), a unit currently comprised of an Associate University Librarian who oversees the work of subject liaison librarians engaged in collections and campus outreach responsibilities. In addition, the Director of Library Planning and Assessment and an emerging area of user experience will be part of the Deputy's outreach services portfolio. Leadership in staff development includes the review and coordination of staff activities, building training and professional development programs as they relate to the Library's strategic goals and assessment plans, developing and strengthening internal communication strategies, and providing oversight for Library Human Resources.

Serving as the University Librarian's principal adviser regarding operational issues and broad-level staff concerns related to assessment and outreach services, staff development, and Library Human Resources, the Deputy UL also will assist the University Librarian with the overall administration of the Library by helping coordinate operations and services across all units and working with other senior leaders to establish and develop Library-wide priorities and policies. In addition, the Deputy UL will assume responsibility for the Library and its activities and operations in the UL's absence.

With the Brown University Library's commitment to revitalizing its organizational design and service priorities, assessing and redefining its role and commitments across campus, the Deputy University Librarian will be central to helping shape the Library's future and will contribute to its overall success.

The Deputy University Librarian will contribute to strategic and other long- and short-term planning for the Library's services and programs.  In coordination with members of the Library's leadership team, s/he will develop, manage, and evaluate the Library's assessment programs, including the generation and interpretation of data to inform the Library's service and collection decisions and demonstrate the Library's value to the Brown community and beyond.  S/he will oversee the Library's internal communication strategies, promoting the Library's contributions and needs to constituencies within the Library, and working with others to promote the Library's services and programs on campus and to the community at large.

The Deputy UL will be instrumental in the Library's engagement with the teaching, learning, and research activities of the Brown community and will work with members of ROS, other user-focused services within the Library, and campus leaders to build meaningful, productive partnerships that contribute to university-wide initiatives. The Deputy UL will often represent the Library within the Brown campus, as well as regional, national, and international research library organizations. S/he will create, manage, and participate in strategic initiatives that promote the Library's resources and goals and advance collaborations with faculty, students, other clients, and libraries.

With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown University is an Ivy League research university that maintains a strong commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction and a robust research environment. Serving a student body of 6,200 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students, 490 medical students, and approximately 750 faculty members, the Brown University Library employs approximately 63 professional, managerial, and technical staff, along with 60 support staff. The Library is an active member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Consortium of Rhode Island Academic and Research Libraries, NERL (the Northeast Research Libraries consortium), and participates in several shared resource agreements, including Borrow Direct.  

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's degree in library and/or information science or related field, with a minimum of 8 years of professional experience in an academic or research library with a successful record of exercising progressively greater leadership, management, and supervisory skills and abilities. 
  • Experience in labor relations and working with bargaining unit staff is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote teamwork and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, and staff in a complex and rapidly changing environment.
  • Demonstrated experience with successfully developing, managing, and completing large, complex, cross-organizational projects and programs in a library setting.
  • Strong management skills, proven planning and organizational skills, and ability to deliver desired results and outcomes.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, with strong analytical skills, creative and innovative problem-solving skills, and a commitment to service excellence. 
  • Commitment to service-oriented library organizations and solid knowledge of the research and instructional needs of faculty and students.
  • Broad, in-depth knowledge of and proven experience with strategic planning, assessment, and introducing and managing change within a complex, rapidly changing organization.
  • Extensive experience in supervising and managing librarians and library staff, including all aspects of performance management, organizing workflow to accomplish established objectives, and delegating responsibility and training, as appropriate. 
  • Demonstrated success in leading and engaging staff through the processes of staff development as well as organizational improvement and change.
  • Ability to mentor and motivate managers and supervisors and foster a cohesive learning organization.
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce and workplace environment, while supporting professional development for staff at all levels.
  • Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends in higher education and academic research libraries, including understanding of technology as it impacts libraries and higher education.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication and interpersonal skills, with superior organizational ability, initiative, and an entrepreneurial approach.
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development, participation, and contributions (preferred).

To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at:   https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ135280. Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. 

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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

Term: Fall 2017

Start/End Dates: September 5 - December 22, 2017

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

Rate: $20/hr.

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

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

Some Responsibilities Include:

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

Expected Educational Outcomes:

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

Basic Qualifications: 

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

Additional Qualifications:

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

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

Internship Application Process

Interviews:  June 26 to August 4, 2017

Application Deadline: August 4, 2017

Final Decision:  August 7, 2017

Internship Start Date: September 5, 2017

https://rits.hms.harvard.edu/

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Part-time Library Assistant II - Specialist (Teen Assistant), Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

Do you like quiet libraries? Do you do things by the book? Are you eager to give future generations a piece of your mind? Read no further. But if you're a listener, a creative thinker, a go-getter eager to explore all that libraries can offer to make a substantive difference in the lives of Waltham's middle and high schoolers, we would love to hear from YOU. 

The Waltham Public Library is looking for an enthusiastic individual with diverse interests who can relate to an exciting group of urban 12-18 year olds with humility, patience, and humor. You can empower them to pursue their needs and interests. You can cultivate positivity and inclusion without silencing expression. You're comfortable in controlled chaos. You can wrangle without power-tripping. You can work at the pace of 21st century technology but slow down to be present when someone needs a friendly ear. Or--if you're not quite there yet--you're excited to figure it out.

Qualifications include: Associate's Degree or 2 years of post-high school education and 1 year experience working with the public, or any equivalent combination. Enthusiasm for working with teenagers and their families. Strong computer skills. Familiarity with media resources suitable for 12-18 year olds. Ability to perform under pressure. Ability to manage crowds. Ability to work with library staff and a diverse general public in a tactful and courteous manner. Good problem solving skills and ability to improvise. 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.

Preferred qualifications: Bachelor's or Master's Degree. Fluency in Spanish, Haitian Creole, French, or Luganda. Familiarity with III Sierra software. Experience with marketing, outreach, and fundraising. Personality and charisma. And a passion: the arts, social justice, digital media technologies, video games--any expertise that helps you connect with the interests of our teens.

Duties include: Building relationships with our teen population and their families. Supervising the Teen Room. Helping youth and families locate materials and information. Maintaining user accounts. Checking items in and out. Developing and maintaining the collection. Developing teen programming. Pursuing outreach opportunities. Contributing to our Teen Room Instagram and Snapchat accounts. Performing other duties at the discretion of supervisors. Beyond that, we're looking for someone unique and dynamic that can bring something new to the WPL!

19 hours per week

Weekly schedule to include a minimum of two evenings/week, plus a minimum of one Saturday and one Sunday per month year-round.

$24.59 per hour, pro-rated paid time off; no health or retirement benefits

Deadline to apply:  July 21, 2017

Qualified candidates should submit

Mary Gullotti

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

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

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Head of Rare Book Section, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard College Library is currently seeking candidates for the position of Head, Rare Book Section.

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

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

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

After selecting Administrative/Staff Jobs (either internal or external), click 'search openings' and then enter '42894BR' in the Auto Req ID Field.  

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Digital Services Librarian, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

Due to a retirement, the Springfield City Library seeks applications for our Digital Services Librarian position. Please upload a compelling cover letter when you apply by Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time at http://bit.ly/DigLib617, where a complete job description can be found. The annual salary is $51,499.24 with an excellent benefits package. Residence in the City of Springfield is required within a year of hire. Join our forward-looking public library if you can embrace the attitude that "It's All Yours, Just Ask" and see the library as a place to help strengthen our city through strong connections and constructive dialogue. We are here to help community members find what they need, no matter who they are, where they come from, or what they're looking for, because the Springfield City Library is their place of connection to information and knowledge, culture, and community.

This position is based at our busy Central Library and is responsible for providing reference and information services to the public, updating and managing the library website, and supervising the library's participation in the Funding Information Network. The Digital Services Librarian is also responsible for digital collections and services and training in their use. Candidates should have an ALA-accredited MLS and 2 years of experience in a public library setting. Excellent customer service orientation is needed, and a "turned outward" approach to community engagement is ideal. Bilingual abilities desirable (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other).

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Librarian/Archivist, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD

The Walters Art Museum seeks to hire a librarian and archivist as head of the Walters Research Library and Archives. S/he manages all functions of a specialized research library of 120,000 volumes and the institutional archives of ca. 2,500 linear feet (plus curatorial files). The librarian/archivist provides research support to staff members in all departments of the museum, as well as to outside researchers by appointment. S/he oversees the use and processing of library and archival materials, establishing goals for the gradual development of both areas, and exploring new ways to support the research needs of Walters' staff, including online presentation of the archives and funding opportunities. The successful candidate will need to train and supervise part-time grant employees, interns, and volunteers. 

The Walters Art Museum has had a reference library since its founding as a public institution in 1934. The foundation collection for the Library was composed largely of Henry Walters' personal collection of art-historical reference works. Some of the highlights of this collection include 18th- and 19th-century art-historical monographs, exhibition catalogs, collection catalogs, salon catalogs, periodicals, travel guides, and world's fair guides. Through an active acquisitions program, Walters staff has augmented this historic collection significantly. 

Requirements:

  • Masters of Library Science/Archives
  • Minimum of 3 years experience working in a library/archives setting or an equivalent environment in which the organization of data and the preservation of materials is paramount
  • Ability to maintain a cataloguing system
  • Knowledge of archival techniques and preservations standards
  • Experience with grant applications and working with federal and/or private granting agencies or foundation
  • Awareness of contemporary archives practices, database tools, and conventions of organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to communicate comfortably and confidently with members of the public, with academic/museum peer groups, with museum funders, and with other museum staff.
  • Reading ability in at least two languages other than English for the cataloguing of the collection materials from a diversity of linguistic traditions preferred
  • Must be able to climb stairs of the library stacks, lift boxes up to 30 lbs or lifting large books on high shelves. 

Salary is commensurate with experience. We offer an attractive benefits package.
An Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Employer.
A smoke and drug free workplace 

Application Instructions:

For consideration, send your resume, cover letter and salary requirement to jobs@thewalters.org. Application end date is August 1, 2017. Application address is here.

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Information Analyst, MITRE, Bedford, MA

Job Highlights

MITRE's Information Services department is seeking an Information Analyst to join our team of dedicated research professionals at the InfoDesk, MITRE's corporate information desk. The successful candidate will conduct high-level, quick turn-around research supporting MITRE's seven Federally-Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs). 

The InfoDesk is focused on chasing down answers to difficult questions, pulling together high quality information in response to research requests, and fielding requests for documents and e-books. Staff relish the diversity of research topics and the opportunity for challenging work. The InfoDesk is working toward transforming its space into a learning environment through the introduction of consumer technologies alongside traditional library services.

Why Should I Consider MITRE?

Working at MITRE

Key Functions

  • Provide ready reference and research support, and leverage MITRE expertise through regular duty at the corporate information desk
  • Respond to virtual and face-to-face information requests using the full range of available resources 
  • Compile citations and identify articles on various topics, technologies, or industries for awareness and research purposes 
  • Provide training on digital library resources, the InfoCenter 3D printer, and consumer technologies available via our Library of Things

Required Skills

  • Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science (or related field) 
  • Demonstrated ability to formulate complex search strategies; to search and locate information from various sources; to summarize and synthesize findings; and to place findings in context 
  • Excellent customer service skills including an aptitude for understanding and anticipating customer needs and the ability to develop and maintain relationships with clients 
  • Mastery of the reference interview 
  • Understanding of the research process and workflow; and copyright policies and law 
  • Proficiency with search engines, social media applications, SharePoint and the Microsoft Office suite 
  • Capable of working with frequent interruptions and able to pivot between tasks as priorities change 
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across level and function 
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and to effectively build partnerships 
  • Able to learn new technologies quickly and to resolve problems in a resourceful and timely manner 
  • Commitment to continuous learning

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1-3 years of professional experience supporting engineers and other highly technical professionals 
  • Knowledge of specialized information resources and databases in engineering, information technology (IT), health care/medicine, business, market research, military/defense, and/or government

Minimum Education/Experience: BS

Career Level: Entry

Apply here.

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Member Services Manager, Minuteman Library Network, Natick, MA

Closing date extended: July 7, 2017

Member Services Manager, Minuteman Library Network

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Member Services Manager is responsible for the implementation and support of Minuteman Library Network's services; plans and manages the activities of the Department and provides technical support and training to member libraries; establishes goals, objectives, future plans and strategies based on the automation needs and requirements of member libraries: assesses current services and recommends changes for improvement; serves in place of the Executive Director in the absence of the Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Training, Support and Documentation

Oversees the training, technical support, documentation and promotional materials for member libraries for all core library applications of the Integrated Library System (ILS).

  • Responsible for the regular communication with member libraries in the provision of troubleshooting and Helpdesk support. 
  • Responsible for the design and scheduling of large and small group training sessions and workshops for library staff.
  • Reviews training offerings regularly with members of the Minuteman staff and makes recommendations for improvements.
  • Determines types of promotional materials required by members and oversees the development of them.

Reports/Statistics

Oversees the production, collection and dissemination of member library reports and statistics.

  • Ensures that reports meet the needs of libraries and reporting agencies; designs new reports as needed by the members.
  • Reviews current schedules and content of reports for effectiveness.
  • Examines methods to improve the operations of reporting services.

Integrated Library System (ILS) and other Software Support

In collaboration with the Systems Department, oversees all ILS and resource sharing applications supported by Minuteman.

  • Acts as liaison between the software vendors, the Network, and libraries, requests and advocates for vendor service as needed.
  • In collaboration with the Systems Department, tests new software releases, communicates new features and configures software as needed.
  • In collaboration with the Systems Department and member library user groups to evaluate new software and services.
  • Oversees the support of Minuteman's participation in the Massachusetts Commonwealth Catalog.
  • Oversees the support of Minuteman's Overdrive service.

Bibliographic Database Management

Oversees the building, quality control and ongoing maintenance of Minuteman's bibliographic database including print, non-print, electronic/digital and non-traditional library materials.

  • Supervises the cataloging and quality control activities and ensures the meeting of weekly and other deadlines for production. 
  • Manages the use of OCLC and LTI Authority Control, and works to ensure the integrity of the bibliographic database. 
  • Establishes centralized cataloging policies for the Network in coordination with Minuteman staff and member libraries.

General

  • Assumes the duties of the Executive Director in absence of same in overseeing daily operations and assigned duties.
  • Makes recommendations and assists the Executive Director in budget preparation.
  • Serves as a member of the management team and works with team members on strategic planning for the organization as requested.
  • Assists in the planning and implementation of grant proposals.
  • Participates in state, regional, and national professional organizations, and encourages and pursues professional development opportunities for Department staff.
  • Keeps up-to-date on current library automation trends through professional literature, workshops, conferences, and interaction with professional peers.
  • Participates in committees to foster communication between libraries and the Network in order to improve service, adjust policies, develop initiatives, or identify new services and technologies.
  • Performs special projects and other related duties as required, directed, or as the situation dictates.
  • Regular attendance at the workplace is required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

Recruits, supervises and evaluates (8) FTE Member Services Department staff.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Three to five years of increasingly responsible related experience in library operations in the areas of public and technical services and reporting.
  • At least 3 years of supervisory experience.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Expertise in all aspects of the Integrated Library System (ILS) that support core library operations.
  • Demonstrated ability in planning, presenting, and communicating complex technical material.
  • Proven customer service orientation.
  • Experience and skill in planning and project management.
  • Working knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Word, OCLC Connexion, text editors, FTP clients, and other software necessary for assigned duties.
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Excel.
  • Working knowledge of SQL.
  • Ability to collaborate with individuals and groups.
  • Ability to work independently and use professional judgment to solve problems.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, and to collaborate with individuals and groups.
  • Experience developing and delivering training.
  • Familiarity with issues of consortia.

Salary: $69,342 - $97,071

Benefits: health insurance, retirement plan and more.

If you are interested in applying please send cover letter and resume to Susan McAlister, smcalister@minlib.net

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Junior Records Project Analyst, AccuFile, Inc., Boston, MA

Salary based on education and related experience. 

AccuFile, Inc., is seeking a highly organized individual with excellent records management skills for a 3-6 month, temp to hire, full-time position within the Boston area. 

Our client is anxiously looking to fill this position permanently with the right person! The candidate will support all records management activities and projects in accordance with the company's record retention schedule and will report directly to the Records Manager. 

Position Requirements:

  • Establish relationships with business units to understand their processes related to document archiving, scanning and retention.
  • Ability to support projects of varying sizes with guidance.
  • Propose and implement enhancements to the electronic and paper based programs, both on and offsite, and foster best practices and maintain procedures within records management.
  • Participate in committees and teams established to implement new or ongoing initiatives.
  • Assist in litigation holds and requests conferring with the Compliance department and management.
  • Prepare, scan, and index office documents utilizing the office scanning procedures into the document management system in a timely manner.
  • Research and assist in the development of records retention schedules with business users. Transfer records into archival boxes or files, index the contents into inventories, and bar code the boxes or files for submittal to a commercial vendor.
  • Initiate sending or retrieval of archival boxes and files with the office's document storage vendor and facilitate our document shredding pickups and deliveries.
  • Maintain inventory logs for offsite and onsite records.
  • Follow-up on borrowed materials according to a set schedule..
  • Proactively support individual departments in the office in routine records management activities and special projects.

Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years previous working experience in a a banking, financial or professional services environment recommended.
  • Bachelor's Degree in business or accounting concentration is strongly desired.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Products required.
  • Must have the ability to lift heavy boxes on a regular or as needed basis.
  • Familiarity with Iron Mountain Connect, Kofax, and eDocs Hummingbird a plus.

Skills Required:

  • Must possess a thorough knowledge of the fields of records and information management.
  • Possess strong time management, communication, attention to detail and critical thinking skills.
  • Some flexibility with hours may occasionally be needed.

Please send cover letter and resume to Karen at Jobs@accufile.com.

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Call for Chapters - Posthuman Pooh: Edward Bear after 100 Years

Call for Chapters: Posthuman Pooh: Edward Bear after 100 Years

Deadline for Submissions: August 31, 2017

Editor: Jennifer Harrison, East Stroudsburg University, PA, USA

I am currently seeking chapter submissions for an edited volume celebrating the centenary in 2026 of A. A. Milne's The World of Pooh. As classics from the "golden age" of children's literature, Milne's Pooh stories have received considerable attention from critics and fans over the years; however, less critical attention has been devoted to the continuing relevance of the Pooh phenomenon in contemporary children's culture. As recent critics have discussed, the Pooh stories are complex and multifaceted, written in many different modes and employing a vast array of different narrative styles and techniques; they have also undergone transformation and adaptation into a plethora of related cultural artefacts.

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of The World of Pooh, therefore, this volume will explore Pooh in light of cutting-edge children's literature and culture theory, with a particular focus on the stories as addressing the fundamentally modern posthuman concern with interrogations of the boundaries between the human and the non-human, the material and the immaterial.

Submissions of an interdisciplinary nature are particularly welcome, as are submissions which examine the relationship between the texts and modern adaptations and artefacts. Some potential areas of exploration might include:

  • The blurring of human-animal-toy boundaries
  • Explorations of space and place within the stories
  • Adaptations for film and TV
  • The marketing of the Pooh franchise
  • Explorations of time within the stories
  • Material culture and artefacts within the stories
  • Bodies and identity within the stories
  • Postcolonial and ecocritical readings

However, this list is nowhere near exhaustive and I am happy to consider any submission which focuses on the Pooh stories and their role in modern children's culture.

I hope to include chapters by authors from a variety of disciplines and viewpoints, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of current studies in children's literature and culture, as well as the diverse relevance of the Pooh stories in modern children's culture.

Please submit a 500-word chapter abstract and a biography of no more than 250 words by August 31, 2017, to: jharriso11@esu.edu

You can also see a digital version of the CFP at: http://quantum.esu.edu/faculty/jharrison/2017/06/20/call-chapters-posthuman-pooh-edward-bear-100-years/.

All proposed abstracts will be given full consideration, and submission implies a commitment to publish in this volume if your work is selected for inclusion. If selected, completed chapters will be due by December 30, 2017.

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Outreach Coordinator, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, VT

The Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier, VT, seeks a part-time Outreach Coordinator. This position is responsible for the smooth functioning of the library's outreach service to community stops and daycares throughout our six member communities. The ideal candidate has strong interpersonal skills and four years of college plus library-related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Applicants must own a car and have a valid driver's license. Regular duties include maintaining close contact with recipients of outreach service, working with a team of volunteers and selecting materials for outreach locations. This position, which is part of the library's collective bargaining unit, is 14 hours per week (Tuesdays and Wednesdays). 

Please e-mail your cover letter, resume and three references to applications@kellogghubbard.org.             

The position is open until filled.   

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Call for Papers: AROSIM 2018

AROSIM 2018 is a full day workshop taking place on Friday January 26, 2018 in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Workshop website:  http://www.altmetrics.ntuchess.com/AROSIM2018/

Important Dates:

  • Submissions Due - August 25, 2017
  • Notification - October 24, 2017
  • Camera Ready Version of Papers Due - November 17, 2017
  • AROSIM 2018 Full Day Workshop - January 26, 2018

The main objective of the AROSIM 2018 workshop is to create a forum to disseminate the latest works on altmetrics for measuring research impact and scholarly information management. The workshop will investigate how social media based metrics along with traditional and non-traditional metrics can advance the state-of-the-art in measuring research outputs.

The goals of the workshop are:

  • To promote the exchange of ideas and encourage potential collaborations amongst scholars from both computer science and information science disciplines, as well as with librarians and industry
  • To investigate challenges and explore solutions for cross-metric exploration and validation, while considering disciplinary differences related to measuring research outputs
  • To showcase innovative altmetric tools, methods, and datasets
  • To provide a discussion platform for the academic communities, librarians, policy makers, publishers, as well as grant funding agencies

We hope this workshop will help to inspire new research ideas as well as encourage future collaborations amongst the different disciplines and industry stakeholders.

A Best Paper Award, sponsored by Altmetric, will be given to the author(s) of the most outstanding work.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Altmetrics, informetrics, scientometrics, webometrics
  • Non-traditional metrics
  • Article-level metrics
  • Traditional bibliometric approaches and metrics
  • Scholarly information management
  • Design of Altmetrics systems and tools
  • Tools and methods for cross-metric validation and visualization
  • Altmetrics data modelling and datasets
  • Bibliometrics/Altmetrics-based information retrieval and recommender systems
  • Altmetrics-related information analysis
  • Models and theories of scholarly communication
  • Social network analysis of scholarly communication
  • Impact metrics for diverse research outputs, e.g., source code, research datasets
  • Altmetrics for university/school libraries
  • Advances in digital repositories
  • Altmetrics and digital libraries
  • Altmetrics and big scholarly data
  • Critical discussions on (alt)metrics and research evaluation
  • Perspectives from policy makers, grant funding agencies, libraries, and publishers

Submission Instructions:
We invite submission of ten pages (including references), representing original research, preliminary findings, new research proposals, position papers and also opinion papers. Student papers are also invited. All papers will be peer reviewed (double-blind) by the program committee and judged by their relevance to the workshop, especially to the main themes identified above, and their potential to generate discussion. All submissions must be formatted according to the latest Springer CCIS template available at http://www.springer.com/series/7899. Please submit your paper(s) in PDF format.

Submissions must describe work that is not previously published, not accepted for publication elsewhere, and not currently under review elsewhere. All submissions must be in English.

Please note that at least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register for the workshop and present the paper in-person.

The link to the paper submission system will be updated in our workshop website soon.

The deadline for paper submission is August 25, 2017.

Organizers:

  • Yin-Leng, THENG, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Eddie, RASMUSSEN, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • Yonggang, WEN, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Robert, JäSCHKE, The University of Sheffield, UK
  • Isabella Peters, ZBW Leibniz Information Center for Economics and Christian Albrechts University Kiel, Germany
  • Mojisola, ERDT, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Aravind, SESAGIRI RAAMKUMAR, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Contact: Please direct all your queries to Moji (Mojisola.Erdt@ntu.edu.sg and Aravind (aravind002@ntu.edu.sg for help.

Workshop website: http://www.altmetrics.ntuchess.com/AROSIM2018/

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NISO, Baltimore, MD

Baltimore, MD - June 19, 2017 - The National Information Standards
Organization (NISO) seeks comments on a new draft Technical Report, Issues in Vocabulary Management
<http://www.niso.org/apps/group_public/download.php/18054/TR-06-201x_Issues_in_Vocabulary_Management.pdf>.
This document is one outcome from the NISO Bibliographic Roadmap
Development Project, which was conducted beginning in 2013 with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Bibliographic Roadmap work examined requirements for usability and adoption of advanced bibliographic exchange in a global network environment and its final report
<http://www.niso.org/apps/group_public/download.php/13327/NISO_14007BibliographicRoadmapDevelopmentDoc_FINAL4.pdf>,
published in April 2014, prioritized several areas of potential future
work, including those included in this technical report: policies supporting vocabulary use and reuse; documentation for vocabularies; and requirements for preservation of RDF vocabularies.

As interest in the new environment for sharing bibliographic information
grows, questions about appropriate policies and the supporting infrastructure come to the fore. The intent of this Technical Report is to provide a background on vocabulary management for those operating in the current transitional environment, where there may be less knowledge of policies and social constructs and less practical experience in moving forward using a common infrastructure. The technical report is also intended to position general recommendations for future gap-filling work.

"The goal of discussing all of these activities is to highlight the importance of stability in the vocabulary environment, particularly regarding the need for interoperability as descriptive information moves into the Linked Open Data environment," notes Diane Hillmann, Principal of Metadata Management Associates LLC and co-chair of the Use and Reuse working group. "These issues are not new and we see the recent upswing of interest in linked data feeding interest in this area. We hope that this technical report will promote further solutions work."

"The NISO community consists of librarians, publishers, and system and service providers, and of course the document is written for them," comments Nettie Lagace, NISO Associate Director for Programs. "But beyond these groups we hope the document may also help the many individuals and groups building and sharing bibliographic and other descriptive data, as well as knowledge managers within a variety of organizations using vocabularies to solve problems."

The NISO Issues in Vocabulary Management technical report is available for public comment from June 19 to July 19, 2017. To download the draft document or submit comments, visit the NISO project page at
http://www.niso.org/topics/tl/BibliographicRoadmap/. All input is welcome.

*About NISO*
NISO, based in Baltimore, Maryland, fosters the development and maintenance of standards that facilitate the creation, persistent management, and effective interchange of information so that it can be trusted for use in research and learning. To fulfill this mission, NISO engages libraries, publishers, information aggregators, and other organizations that support learning, research, and scholarship through the creation, organization, management, and curation of knowledge. NISO works with intersecting communities of interest and across the entire lifecycle of information standards. NISO is a not-for-profit association accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). For more information, visit the NISO website <http://www.niso.org/>.

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ASIS&T SIG USE Annual Awards 2017, Crystal City, VA

We hope you will consider applying for the slate of SIGUSE awards available for travel and research; award winners will be formally recognized at the SIGUSE symposium, to be held at the upcoming ASIST Annual Meeting in Crystal City, VA.

Applications for Best Information Behavior Conference Poster Award is due AUGUST 1, 2017 and ALL other awards are due JULY 15, 2017. Applications can be forwarded to both of the SIG USE Awards Co-Chairs: Sue Yeon Syn (syn@cua.edu) and Sanghee Oh (sangee.oh@cnu.ac.kr).  

The following awards are open for competition:

The Elfreda A. Chatman Research Award for "best research proposal that falls within the scope of information behavior." Value: $1000, Due JULY 15, 2017
https://siguse.wordpress.com/elfreda-a-chatman-research-award/

The Innovation Award for "innovative work that falls within the scope of information behavior." Value: $200, Due JULY 15, 2017
https://siguse.wordpress.com/innovationaward/ 

The Student Conference Travel Award to "assist student in a Master's or doctoral program in attending the ASIST annual conference by defraying travel expenses." Value: $1000 (more than one award may be given depending on SIGUSE resources), Due JULY 15, 2017
https://siguse.wordpress.com/sig-use-masters-student-conference-travel-award/

The Interdisciplinary Conference Travel Award to "provide financial support for members to attend non-LIS specific conference." Value: 3 awards of $200, Due JULY 15, 2017
https://siguse.wordpress.com/interdisciplinary-conference-travel-award/

Best Information Behavior Conference Paper Award in recognition of the best information behavior paper accepted for presentation at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting. Value $200, Due JULY 15, 2017
https://siguse.wordpress.com/best-information-behavior-conference-paper-award/

Best Information Behavior Conference Poster Award in recognition of the best information behavior paper accepted for presentation at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting. Value $200, Due AUGUST 1, 2017
https://siguse.wordpress.com/sig-use-best-information-behavior-conference-poster-award/

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Fall 2017 Instructor, Administration of Historical Agencies, Wayne State School of Library and Information Science, Detroit, MI

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

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

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Access, Outreach, & Public Services Assistant, Freel Library, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA

About Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts:

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is a dynamic and vibrant four-year public college located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts. Founded in 1894, MCLA is the Commonwealth's public liberal arts college of the Massachusetts State University System. For the fourth consecutive year, MCLA was named a Top Ten Public Liberal Arts College by U.S. News and World Report. MCLA is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), a national consortium positioned at the forefront of the conversation on the value of a liberal arts education. In December, 2014 MCLA earned a place on Kiplinger's Personal Finance's list of 100 Best Values in Public Colleges for 2015. The ranking cites colleges that combine outstanding academics with affordable cost, and the College was again named to the President's Honor Roll for Service by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Job Description:

Freel Library is seeking an innovative, self-directed Access, Outreach, and Public Services Assistant who enjoys interacting with students and working on varied projects. 

This is a full-time benefited position within the AFSCME Bargaining Unit.  The Library Assistant collaborates with other staff to offer a variety of services focused on delivering convenient and seamless access to library materials, enhancing the visitor experience, and increasing awareness of library offerings. The Access, Outreach, and Public Services Assistant offers responsive services at the circulation desk; creates a welcoming atmosphere; hires, trains, and supervises student library assistants; organizes stacks maintenance projects and procedures; and assists with student-focused programming and outreach. Responsibilities include collaborating with the Circulation Supervisor to coordinate the daily workflow; participating in the interlibrary loan process; helping to manage the ILS including course reserves; helping to create library marketing materials; assisting students in the use of library technologies, including printers, scanners, and the catalog; and assisting the librarians in providing information about library resources and services online, in-person, and through social media. 

The Access, Outreach, and Public Services Assistant may be declared an "essential employee" to staff the library during snow emergency days and other campus closings. The regular semester schedule is Tuesday through Thursday from noon to 8 pm and Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm. Scheduled hours change for finals and summer months.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of one year of full-time work as a library paraprofessional
  • Strong knowledge of library operations and procedures
  • Experience in the use of library circulation software
  • Supervisory, team leader, or hiring experience
  • Familiarity and ease with current and emerging technologies
  • Basic knowledge of Excel
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with students and faculty effectively
  • Ability to work independently and with others in a collaborative environment
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Good organizational skills and ability to work accurately with detail
  • Reliability, flexibility, and commitment to provide excellent customer service

Preferred:

  • BA or BS degree from accredited institution of higher learning
  • Experience in academic library
  • Experience in student outreach, library marketing, or programming
  • Experience creating infographics, signs, or promotional materials
  • Familiarity with Publisher or web-based graphics programs a plus

Physical Requirements: 

  • Work involves constant light to moderate physical activity including walking and standing for extended periods of time
  • Ability to bend, reach, climb stairs, push book trucks, and lift materials weighing up to 40 lbs. is necessary
  • Sufficient vision is essential to read, sort, shelve, and shelf read library materials, create and maintain patron records, and use multiple computer programs
  • Extensive computer work required

Additional Information:

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its educational programs, activities and employment practices. The college complies with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations advancing equal employment. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. Visit www.mcla.edu.

Application Instructions:

Interested individuals must electronically submit a resume and letter of interest by visiting https://mcla.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=85709. Deadline for applications is July 7th, 2017.

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Call for Papers: ICADL 2017, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

The 19th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL 2017)
November 13-15, 2017
Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
http://www.icadl2017.org

THEME: Data, Information, and Knowledge for Digital Lives
IMPORTANT DATES (ICADL)
June 27, 2017 - Paper Submission Deadline (New Deadline)

  • Full research papers (oral presentation)
  • Short practitioner papers (poster presentation)
  • Short work-in-progress papers (poster presentation)

July 31, 2017 - Workshop Proposal Deadline
August 30, 2017 - Notification of Acceptance
September 15, 2017 - Camera Ready Copy Deadline
November 13-15, 2017 - Conference Date

AIMS
While the number of digital collections have been increased constantly and in diverse practices, there are some concerns regarding the relevancy and value of the efforts to expand, enhance, and sustain these collections to society at large. These concerns call for discussions and exemplifications of how research efforts and practices on digital libraries improve the quality of human life in all dimensions, such as education, business, socialization, public administration, culture, and humanities.  In addition, these questions initiate quest to discover novel methodologies of producing, managing, analyzing, and storing digital collections as well as deliver state-of-the-art services in a complex, connected, and ever-changing environment that matter to our daily lives. Therefore, the theme of ICADL 2017 is "Data, Information, and Knowledge for Digital Lives" which is open to all opportunities that illustrate how digital libraries, digital collections, and corresponding methods would lead to better lives.

The 19th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL 2017) will be co-located with The 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Library & Information Education and Practice (A-LIEP) Conference at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand under a collective title "International Forum on Data, Information, and Knowledge for Digital Lives". Hosting these conferences together in a heart of Bangkok would bring a diverse group of academic and professional community members from all parts of the world to exchange their cutting-edge knowledge, experience and practices in various relevant issues in digital libraries, and other related fields.

TOPICS
We welcome research and practitioner papers in all aspects of digital
libraries, for instance,

  • 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 visualization
  • information retrieval
  • applications of digital libraries in contexts such as learning, virtual organizations, collaborative tasks
  • 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.

In addition to high-quality, original research papers, practitioner and
work-in-progress papers discussing issues and future directions of digital libraries and digital collections are also welcome.  Submissions that resonate with the conference's theme are especially welcome.  Nonetheless, all topics in digital libraries will be given equal consideration.

SUBMISSIONS
All paper submission should follow Springer Computer Science Proceedings guideline (https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelinesand are to be submitted via the conference's EasyChair submission page (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icadl2017).

Full Papers
A Full Research Paper reports significant milestone and provides original
results relevant to the scope of ICADL 2017. 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 2017. 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 2017. The maximum length of a short paper is 6 pages.

All accepted papers will be published by Springer as conference
proceedings, included in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series
(LNCS) and indexed by SCOPUS. Electronic copies will be available on
Springer website.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Program Committee Co-Chairs
Fabio Crestani, Universita della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland
Sally Jo Cunningham, Waikato University, New Zealand
Songphan Choemprayong, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Steering Committee Chair
Shigeo Sugimoto, University of Tsukuba, Japan

General Conference Chair
Pimrumpai Premsmit, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Workshop Chair
Marut Buranarach, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Thailand

For further information, please contact icadl2017@gmail.com.

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DIGITAL DIRECTIONS: Fundamentals of Creating & Managing Digital Collections, Seattle, WA

NEDCC Presents: DIGITAL DIRECTIONS: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections
August 21-23, 2017 - Seattle, Washington

LEARN THE FUNDAMENTALS: From digital project planning, to rights and responsibilities, to digitizing AV materials, to metadata basics, to digital storage considerations.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The Digital Directions conference is geared toward professionals at archives, libraries, museums, historical organizations, town and city clerks and other government agencies, tribal entities, corporate archives, and other organizations that steward digital collections. Students and independent professionals welcome! Whether you are just getting started on a digitization project or need a refresher on best practices, this two and a half day program will give you the big picture.

Reserve Your Seat Today! Registration Deadline: August 10, 2017

FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER: http://bit.ly/n-dd17

NOTE - HOTEL Update:
A BONUS for participants! On August 21 there will be a 92% partial eclipse of the sun viewable from Seattle (at max during our morning break - expect a special eclipse activity!) But as a result, hotels are filling fast - grab your room reservation ASAP.

NORTHEAST DOCUMENT CONSERVATION CENTER - nedcc.org -
Preservation Training to Help You Care for Your Collections

Join the NEDCC E-News List for All the Latest Conference Updates:
http://bit.ly/EnewsN

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Call for Nominations: Best Information Science Book Award

Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) is soliciting nominations for the Best Information Science Book Award. The award consists of a certificate containing the name(s) of the author(s), the title of the book, the date, and the signature of the ASIS&T President. It may also include a citation, or promotion in the Bulletin.

Purpose
The purpose of this award is to recognize the outstanding book in information science published during the preceding calendar year. The award shall be given to the author(s) whose book is judged to have made the most outstanding contribution in the field of information science during the calendar year preceding the ASIS&T annual meeting.

Nominations
Candidate books may be submitted by anyone (including authors) or may be invited.

Publishers are expected to submit six (6) copies of each candidate title to the Chair of the Best Information Science Book Award Jury (ASIS&T HQ). We also request a payment of $25 per title (payable to ASIS&T) to offset the administrative cost of distributing the books to the jury.

All nominations should be submitted to ASIS&T Headquarters by June 30th.

Each nomination package must include:

  1. Name of the award;
  2. Name(s) of the author(s), address, telephone number, and affiliation;
  3. Name of the nominator, address, telephone number, and affiliation;
  4. A 50-word citation;
  5. A 250-word description of contribution for which nominated;
  6. No more than three letters of support; and
  7. Six (6) copies of the book.
  8. An administrative fee of $25 per title.

More information about this award can be found at https://www.asist.org/about/awards/best-information-science-book-award/. The deadline for submissions is June 30.

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Call for Papers: EVIA 2017, Tokyo, Japan

Eighth International Workshop on Evaluating Information Access (EVIA 2017), 5 December, 2017, Tokyo, Japan, co-located with the NTCIR-13 Conference: http://research.nii.ac.jp/ntcir/evia2017/

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

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

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

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

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

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

EVIA is open to all attendees at NTCIR.

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

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

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

Papers should be submitted electronically conference submission system at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=evia2017

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

  • Submission deadline: September 29, 2017
  • Notifications to authors: October 27, 2017
  • Camera ready due: November 10, 2017
  • EVIA 2017 @NII, Tokyo, Japan: December 5, 2017
  • NTCIR-13 @NII, Tokyo, Japan: December 6-8, 2017

EVIA 2017 CHAIRS

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

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Call for Doctoral Consortium, ACM CHIIR 2018

The 3rd annual ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR 2018) (pronounced "cheer"), which will take place during March 11-15, 2018 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, is a forum for the dissemination and discussion of research on the user-centered aspects of information interaction and information retrieval. CHIIR focuses on elements such as human involvement in search activities, and information seeking and use in context.

The CHIIR Doctoral consortium, held in conjunction with the main
conference, provides an opportunity for doctoral students to present and discuss their research with senior researchers and other doctoral students in a seminar format. The Doctoral consortium focuses on 1) advising students regarding current critical issues in their research, and 2) making students aware of the strengths and weaknesses of their research as viewed from different perspectives. Doctoral consortium is targeted at students in their second or third year of a year PhD program. At minimum, students ought to have formulated their research problem, theoretical framework and suggested methods, and at maximum, students will have just submitted some of the early PhD work for publication.

Mentors

On our list of mentors are so far: Dr. Pia Borlund, Dr. Katriina Bystrom,
Dr. Rob Capra, Dr. Luanne Freund, Dr. Diane Kelly, Dr. Heather O'Brien, Dr. Ian Ruthven, Dr. Max Wilson.

Fees

Participation to the Doctoral consortium is included in the conference
registration fee.

Funding

Students participating in the Doctoral Consortium (DC) may apply for a
limited number of travel grants. Information on how to apply for travel
grants will made available to DC student participants.

Important Dates

  • Nov. 1, 2017: Deadline for research proposals
  •  Dec. 15, 2017: Notification of acceptance
  •  Dec. 15, 2017-Jan 3, 2018: Application period for SIGIR sponsored travel grants
  • March 11, 2018: Doctoral Consortium

Topics
All topics within the main CHIIR submission call are acceptable as topics
for the Doctoral consortium.

Format
Proposals must be written in English and formatted using the ACM Conference style (for LaTeX or Word <http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template>. Submissions should be made in PDF. The final version of accepted proposals will be included in the CHIIR proceedings. The proposal must be no longer than 3 pages and contain the following contents:

  • Title of research proposal, Name of student, Stage of degree (e.g., 2nd year PhD), Affiliation, Name of supervisor(s)
  • Abstract
  • Motivation
  • Research questions
  • (Planned or ongoing) Methodology
  • Progress made so far
  • Future plan
  • References

Submission

Applications should be submitted electronically via the conference
submission system <https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=chiir2018>.

Credit, certificate and grants
It is recommended that students participating in the Doctoral consortium
will be awarded 2 credits, ECTS or equivalent, by their home department. Students will be presented with a certificate upon completed participation in the Doctoral consortium.

Contact
If you have any enquiries regarding the Doctoral consortium, please contact the chairs, Jacek Gwizdka (chiir2018@gwizdka.com) and Vivek Singh (v.singh@rutgers.edu). http://sigir.org/chiir2018/call.php

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Call for Papers: MEDES'17, Bangkok, Thailand

 In-Cooperation with ACM, ACM SIGAPP and IFIP WG 2.6
                           http://sigappfr.acm.org/MEDES/17/
                                 November 7-10, 2017
                                  Bangkok, Thailand

Description and Objectives
In the world of the Internet of Things (IoT), the rapid growth and exponential use of digital components leads to the emergence of intelligent environments namely "digital ecosystems" connected to the web and composed of multiple and independent entities such as individuals, organizations, services, software and applications sharing one or several missions and focusing on the interactions and inter-relationships among them. With the help of the computational intelligence, these digital ecosystems can exhibit new self-* properties (such as self-management, self-healing and self-configuration) environments, thanks to the re-combination and evolution of its "digital components", in which resources provided by each entity are properly conserved, managed and used. The underlying web-based resources mainly comprehend big data management, innovative services, smart and self-* properties platforms.

Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of digital ecosystems, they are highly complex to study and design. This also leads to a poor understanding as to how managing resources will empower digital ecosystems to be innovative, intelligent and value-creating. The application of Information Technologies has the potential to enable the understanding of how entities request resources and ultimately interact to create benefits and added-values, impacting business practices and knowledge. These technologies can be improved through novel techniques, models and methodologies for fields such as big data management, web technologies, networking, security, human-computer interactions, artificial intelligence, e-services and self-organizing systems to support the establishment of digital ecosystems and manage their resources.

The International Conference on Management of Digital EcoSystems (MEDES),previously named "The International Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems", aims to develop and bring together a diverse community from academia, research laboratories and industry interested in exploring the manifold challenges and issues related to resource management of Digital Ecosystems and how current approaches and technologies can be evolved and adapted to this end.

MEDES 2017 calls for full papers presenting interesting recent results or novel ideas in all areas of Emergent Digital EcoSystems.  At the same time, the conference calls  for short papers presenting interesting and exciting recent results or novel thought-provoking ideas that are not quite ready, and preferably include a system demonstration.

Topics
MEDES 2017 seeks contributions in the following areas:

  • Digital Ecosystem Infrastructure- Data & Knowledge Management
  • Computational and Collective Intelligence
  • Semantic Computing
  • Software ecosystems for software engineering
  • Big Data
  • Services
  • Trust, Security & Privacy
  • Software Engineering
  • Internet of Things and Intelligent Web
  • Cyber Physical Systems
  • Social and Collaborative Platforms
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Open Source
  • Applications (Logistics, Energy, Healthcare, Environment, Smart Cities, Digital Humanities, Robotics, etc.)
  • Complex Systems and Networks

Paper Submission

Submissions must be in an electronic form as PDF format and should be uploaded using the conference website. The submitted paper should be at most 8 ACM single-space printed pages. Papers that fail to comply with length limit will be rejected.

Submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 peer reviewers. After the preliminary notification date, authors rebut by evidence and arguments all reviewer inquiries and their comments. Based on the rebuttal feedback, reviewers notify authors with the final decision. Selection criteria will include: relevance, significance, impact, originality, technical soundness, and quality of presentation. Preference will be given to submissions that take strong or challenging positions on important emergent topics related to Digital Ecosystems. At least one author should attend the conference to present the paper.

The conference Proceedings will be published by ACM and indexed by the ACM Digital Library and DBLP.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: June 26th, 2017
  • Notification of Acceptance: July 25th, 2017
  • Camera Ready: September 1st, 2017
  • Paper Registration: September 1st, 2017
  • Conference Dates: 7-10 November 2017

Advisory Chairs
Yannis Manolopoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Ernesto Damiani, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Conference Chairs
Richard Chbeir, University of Pau and Adour Countries, France
Asanee Kawtrakul, Kasetsart University, Thailand

Program Chairs
William Grosky, University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA
Toshikazu Kato, Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan
Ali Ouni, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan

International Program Committee

(Please check the web site for the full list)

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Call for Papers and Proposals: ACM CHIIR 2018, New Brunswick, NJ

http://sigir.org/chiir2018/

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

Conference Scope and Topics

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

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

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

  • Information seeking, including task-based and exploratory studies
  • Interaction techniques for information retrieval and discovery
  • Online information seeking, including log analysis of search and browsing
  • Modeling and simulation of information interaction
  • Search user interfaces, including those for specialized tasks, populations and domains
  • Information use, including measures of use as well as broader sense-making
  • Field and case studies relevant to understanding prerequisites for information searching, design and access
  • User-centered evaluation methods and measures, including measures of user experience and performance, experiment and search task design, eye-tracking and physiological approaches, data analysis methods, and usability
  • Human interaction and experience with mobile searching and services
  • User-Centered Design approaches to humans interacting with information and systems
  • Context-aware and personalized search and design, contextual features and analysis for information interaction
  • Information visualization and visual analytics, including search result presentation
  • Collaborative information seeking and social search, including social utility and network analysis for information interaction

Contribution Types

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadlines

1 October 2017 - Full papers and Perspectives papers due

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

1 November 2017 - Doctoral Consortium applications due 

15 December 2017 - Notification of acceptance

Submission Guidelines

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

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Open Lecturer, UBC iSchool, Vancouver, Canada

An exciting opportunity to join our dynamic iSchool at the University of British Columbia, a top 40 internationally ranked university located in beautiful Vancouver, Canada:

The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS the iSchool@ubc) at the University of British Columbia invites applications for two full-time Lecturer positions commencing as early as August 1, 2017, for initial 1-year term appointment, with possibility of renewal for a further year depending on performance appraisal and availability of funding. The successful candidates will have teaching and research interests/experience in the area of Library and Information Studies.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. (or expect to have successfully defended prior to the start date of the appointment). Applicants must provide strong evidence of their teaching ability and effectiveness. Applicants with the knowledge and experience necessary to teach in one or more of the following areas are invited to apply (those able to teach across multiple areas will be given preference): digital technologies, databases and computing, digital preservation, public libraries, academic libraries, management of information organizations, library services, human information behaviour and human computer interaction.

The full advertisement is available here: http://slais.ubc.ca/people/employment-at-slais-the-ischool-ubc/

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

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

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

Requires: MLS; one to three years of reference experience; strong technology skills, knowledge of collection development; demonstrated knowledge of effective children's services techniques; excellent oral and written communication skills; exemplary customer service skills.

Submit a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document or PDF to hr@wellesleyma.gov by July 9, 2017.  AA/EOE

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Director of the Center for Digital Scholarship, Brown University, Providence, RI

Are you an experienced leader in the field of digital scholarship?  Have you managed projects, practitioners, spaces, and intellectual programs? Do you thrive in a collaborative and fast-paced environment? Are you ready to lead a well-developed team of digital researchers and digital librarians? 

The Brown University Library is extending its search for the new position: the Director of its Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS). CDS is a locus for digital activities at Brown, providing expertise and training in text analysis, text encoding, data management, geospatial analysis and data, digital publishing and scholarly project management. Members of CDS partner with faculty and students on developing and sustaining digital projects. They work closely with Library staff and other groups on campus to develop digital projects and support scholarly communication. The Library recently created the Digital Scholarship Lab and Digital Studio -- collaborative spaces for faculty and students to engage in visualization, video and audio production, 3D printing, and creative teaching and research - which are managed by CDS.

We seek an enthusiastic, strategic, and well-organized leader to provide vision for the Center as well as direction, oversight, and promotion for the Library's digital scholarship services, intellectual programming, spaces, and operations. As the direct supervisor of the Data Visualization Coordinator, Digital Humanities Librarians, the Social Sciences Data Librarian, and the Scientific Data Management Specialist, the Director manages and coordinates CDS outreach and work on research projects across the disciplines. As a member of the Library's leadership team the Director participates in library-wide decision-making and partners with the leadership team and specialists throughout the library to integrate CDS's goals and activities into the overall services and strategic directions of the Brown University Library.

Qualifications 

  •  Advanced degree preferred (or equivalent experience) in the humanities, social sciences, or library or information science with a focus on digital scholarship or data curation.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in an administrative position that includes successful management and supervision of personnel, as well as demonstrated leadership, problem-solving, project management, and decision-making skills.
  • Significant and progressively responsible experience engaging with faculty and managing digital scholarly projects at a major academic institution.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Excellent analytical, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Experience with current technologies for digital scholarship and the ability to advise on hardware and software purchasing and implementation.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the scholarly applications of digital tools, metadata standards and data encoding standards.
  • Evidence of research or publication on topics relating to digital scholarship as well as participation in national or international committees and collaborative efforts.
  • Familiarity with recent scholarship and understanding of emergent best practices in digital scholarship.
  • Familiarity with data curation and data management practices across the disciplines.
  • Successful experience with grant writing and management.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity.

To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ131042. Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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Middle East Studies Librarian, Brown University, Providence, RI

Brown University Library seeks collaborative and innovative candidates for the position of Middle East Studies Librarian. As part of the Library's Research and Outreach Services Department, the Middle East Studies Librarian serves as the library's liaison to Brown's Middle East Studies Program and to other departments appropriate to the candidate's qualifications. The Middle East Studies Librarian teaches research skills and strategies, offers instruction sessions in individualized or in group settings, responds to reference inquiries, collaborates with other library staff on digital projects, and continues to build outreach efforts to un-tenured, tenure-track faculty, and to postdocs. The Middle East Studies Librarian will work a 75% time schedule and the initial appointment is for a fixed 3-year period with the possibility of an extension. 

The position is responsible for collection development, through purchase and gift, in designated subject areas and in all formats, with emphasis on vernacular language materials, in accordance with collection guidelines, curriculum alignment, and budgetary resources.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate level degree in Middle East Studies, or related field (Master of Library Science or Ph.D. in subject field preferred. (e.g. CompLit, Archaeology, Anthropology, History)
  • 3-5 years of related experience
  • Fluency in Arabic
  •  Knowledge of the scholarly communications process (publishing, copyright, repositories, illustration sources)
  • Experience with library research tools and resources relevant to the assigned subjects.
  • Ability to work with researchers in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to work in a complex library organization with a strong service orientation.
  • Knowledge of various software packages: Office; ArcGIS; Endnote (or other citation management software)
  •  Bibliographic knowledge of Persian, French and Turkish

 To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ134333. Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration.  Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. 

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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Assistant University Archivist, Brown University, Providence, RI

Brown University seeks an experienced, innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented individual for the position of Assistant University Archivist.

Reporting to the University Archivist, the Assistant University Archivist will participate in all aspects of University Archives & Manuscripts with a focus on supervision, acquisitions, arrangement and description, exhibits, technology, and digital projects.   

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Appraise, acquire, accession, and preserve University Archives records.
  • Arrange and describe University Archives records and create and update online finding aids.
  • Supervise staff, interns, and student employees.
  • Manage metadata for University Archives & Manuscripts collections in its collection management system, online catalog, and related databases.
  • Develop and manage projects and workflow related to digitized and born-digital collections.
  • Provide reference and reproduction services to members of the Brown community and outside researchers.
  • Participate in the development of programs and exhibits that promote the objectives and contribute to the vision and mission of the Library and University.
  • Participate in social media and website development for University Archives.
  • Generate reports and statistics for University Archives & Manuscripts.
  • Serve on University and Library committees.
  • Participate in professional associations and activities.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Master's degree from an ALA accredited school of library and information science, preferably with a concentration in archives or some advanced training in archives, manuscripts, and special collections.
  • Minimum of four years of experience in an archives or special collections environment.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in an administrative position that includes successful management and supervision of staff.
  • Advanced proficiency with standards for archival description such as MARC, EAD, DACS, and EAC-CPF.
  • Familiarity with current developments in archival processing procedures.
  • Experience with archival database management systems (e.g. Archivists' Toolkit or ArchivesSpace) and online library catalogs (Millennium or other library catalogs).
  • Experience in digitization and understanding of metadata formats (MODS and METS).
  • Advanced computer skills, including database literacy (FileMaker Pro or other database management software).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work creatively in a rapidly changing complex environment and to set priorities.
  • Ability to work independently, communicate effectively, and work in a team.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace. 

Preferred:

  • Experience with record retention policies and schedules.
  • Experience with preservation techniques.
  • Experience providing reference services. 

To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ133285.   Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration.  Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. 

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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Reference Librarian, Town of Brookline Public Library, Brookline, MA

The Town of Brookline Public Library is seeking candidates for the position of Reference Librarian I. This position will perform all reference and reader's advisory related library services, print and electronic.

Tasks

  • Will assist the Assistant Director for Technology in the design, support and maintenance of the library's technological network infrastructure.
  • Provide professional and direct service work advising and assisting patrons in identifying, accessing, navigating and retrieving information using the online catalog, electronic database, the internet and other resources.
  • Operate a variety of basic and advanced computer system applications and automated library equipment.
  • Assist in coordinating the library's social media presence.
  • Troubleshoots computer problems for staff and patrons in person, by phone or electronically; assist with the set-up and use of audio-visual equipment.

Requirements:

  • Master's of Library and Information Science degree, plus additional training in library technology; 2-3 years of experience in library operations; knowledge of Dewey classification; descriptive cataloging practices; and authority and serial control required.
  • Knowledge of e-readers, ebooks and ability to troubleshoot various technologies.
  • Working knowledge of internet, social media trends and strategies.
  • Excellent customer service skills and demonstrated computer skills.
  • Must be available to work some weekends and evenings.
  • Additional language skills are a plus.

Payment:

Starting salary $26.16 per hour plus generous benefits.

Application Instructions:

Resume and cover letter by July 3, 2017 to: 

BrooklineJobs@brookelineMA.gov 

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Assistant Director/Coordinator of Children's Services, William Fogg Public Library, Eliot, ME

The William Fogg Library subscribes to the philosophy that every child in Eliot is entitled to a free, readily accessible and specialized program of library services. The aim of the public library service is to introduce children to the love of reading and literature, to develop capable users of information and technology, and to encourage each child's development to her or his fullest potential.

Job Summary

The coordinator of children's services plans and implements library services to children and young adults in conformity with policies and practices established by the William Fogg Public Library Director and Board of Trustees.

Reports to: Library Director

Principle Responsibilities and Duties

  • Manages library operations and facility in the absence of the Director, handling daily monies, opening and closing procedures, and staff and patron questions.
  • Plan and present two preschool story times during the school year and one toddler/preschool story time during the Summer Reading Program.
  • Helps establish and maintain a high standard of children's services for the Eliot community.
  1. Makes weekly calls and sends letters to patrons with overdue items for the whole library.
  2. Manages the selection, ordering and weeding of children's library and young adult materials consistent with the library's mission and policies.
  3. Responsible for training and supervising staff assigned to children's services.
  4. Stays abreast of scheduled employee evaluations for Kent Children's Room staff and submits input to the director a week prior to the scheduled evaluation.
  5. Works with the Director and the bookkeeper to keep close attention and records of all expenditures; suggest budget needs for children's services.
  6. Provides a written report to Trustees monthly and at least 2 days prior to meeting date.
  7. Prepares children's and young adult reading lists.
  8. Responsible for the order and appearance of children's room/young adult area and the collection. Maintains a colorful and stimulating environment.
  9. Develops and conducts a variety of library programs for children of all ages. Includes school year and summer reading programs and special programs using outside resources.
  10. Develops cooperative programs with the RSU #35 school district and other community organizations.
  11. Provides opportunities for adults and children to volunteer in children's services.
  12. Assists and instructs children and adults in the use of library services and resources.
  13. Conducts library tours for children including school visits.
  14. Promotes and publicizes the services, programs and resources ofthe children's library.
  15. Prepares flyers, brochures, newsletters, social media and press releases for programs. Updates the Children's Room content on the library website.
  16. Keeps informed of trends in children's literature, library services and issues affecting children.
  17. Attends professional workshops and conferences.
  18. Youth Services Reader's advisory.
  19. Communicates with director regarding the operations in the children's department and prepares regular narrative and statistical reports.
  20. Orders supplies for Kent Room as needed.
  21. Develops brochures and newsletters to publicize the services and resources of the library.
  22. Work the 1-8 pm shift at the front desk every other Wednesday to keep abreast of the operations in Adult services.
  23. Performs additional duties as assigned and as needed

Please apply by emailing cover letter and current resume to Library Director, Lydia Goodwin at goodwinl@william-fogg.lib.me.us

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Children's Library Assistant, William Fogg Library, Eliot, ME

The Children's Library Assistant is responsible for duties related to circulation and programming and for supporting the Coordinator of Children's Services.

Circulation tasks:

  • Using Atriuum software for circulation and cataloging.
  • Checking books in and out, monitoring reserve shelf, registering new patrons.
  • Collecting overdue fines and balancing the cash drawer daily.
  • Re-shelving books and library materials, shelf reading.
  • Processing books; checking bibliographic records, re-barcoding, adding spine label.
  • Readers' advisory; being aware of new books and materials in the KR.
  • Providing computer assistance to patrons as needed.
  • Monitoring the use of museum passes; printing calendars and copying pass templates.
  • Keeping the circulation desk neat and organized.

Program tasks:

Train in performing story times if fill in is needed. Assist Coordinator of Children's Services with planning and preparing a Make and Take craft bi-monthly from Sept - June and weekly during the summer reading program.

Job requirements:

Hours 46 hours bi-weekly Tues. 10-5, Wed. 1-8, Thurs. 10-5 and 9-1 alternate Saturdays

Work the 7 hour shift at the front desk every other Wednesday to keep abreast of the operations in Adult services. Work alternating Saturdays 9 am-1 pm.

  • Strong work ethic.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work congenially with the public and staff.
  • Creativity and the ability to work independently.
  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practice
  • Experience working with children from birth to age 14.
  • Knowledge of classic and current children's literature.
  • Computer literacy; proficiency in Windows 8, Microsoft office and social media tools.
  • High School Diploma and some experience in libraries, education or related field.

Salary: $11.00 per hour

* Performs additional duties as assigned and as needed. Please apply by sending a cover letter and current resume to Library Director, Lydia R. Goodwin goodwinl@william-fogg.lib.me.us

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Librarian, Cambridge Friends School, Cambridge, MA

Cambridge Friends School is seeking a 70% Librarian for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Cambridge Friends School is dedicated to providing an outstanding education guided by Quaker principles. We engage students in meaningful academic learning within a caring community strongly committed to social justice. CFS is embarking upon the second implementation year of its ambitious five-year strategic plan. The school's strength is its Quaker inspired mission and the tremendous passion the educators, students, parents, friends, and trustees have for the school. We seek candidates who will add to the racial, cultural, and gender diversity of the school community.

The librarian is responsible for all aspects of the library program and facilities, works with and supervises an experienced, part-time library assistant and several volunteers, and ensures that the library's collection and technology resources complement, enhance, and extend the school's mission and educational program. The librarian teaches many classes each week and works closely with the students, faculty, and families.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The librarian will:

  • Ensure that the library's collection and technical resources support and advance the school's Quaker philosophy, social justice mission, educational program, and the diverse needs and interests of the community.
  • Design and teach weekly classes for students in many grades, with an engaging and challenging curriculum that supports and/or complements the classroom teaching and which includes instruction in literature, reference, and library skills.
  • Provide additional library classes as requested by faculty in the areas of literature and research for all grades.
  • Create a welcoming environment for all members of the community, including students, faculty, families, and guests.
  • Support and encourage an appreciation of literature and a love of reading and learning.
  • Develop and maintain a collection of resources appropriate to the school's mission, curriculum, the students, the families, and the instructional strategies of the school's faculty.
  • Participate in programming and activities that involve collaboration with specialists, faculty, families, guest authors/illustrators and that enhance the library's role in the life of the school and wider community.
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers in the curriculum design process.
  • Respond to the community's specific needs and requests for books and other resources.
  • Maintain an attractive, dynamic, current, and well-stocked library conducive to reading, studying, and research.
  • Develop policies and programming that will support information literacy.
  • Provide bibliographic and reference services for teachers and students.
  • Empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, and knowledgeable researchers.
  • Working with the library assistant, help to maintain the online library catalog and circulation system.
  • In coordination with the technology department, evaluate and purchase technical equipment.
  • Maintain regular contact with the school community through publications and online media.
  • Act as an advocate of the library, share expertise, and participate in community events.
  • Oversee the school's annual Used-Books Book Sale, a community event, with the help of the book sale coordinator and parent volunteers.
  • Network with local librarians, maintain active memberships in professional associations, and promote the school in the wider community.
  • Facilitate personal growth through professional development opportunities. 

Common Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; Master's degree in Library Science, Information Studies, or a similar field strongly preferred
  • Additional degree in Education a plus
  • Significant experience with children's libraries and programming
  • Significant experience in teaching
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Committed to diversity and the school's mission
  • Passionate about working with and inspiring students and their families
  • Demonstrated success collaborating with faculty to enable/enhance student learning
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, completed application, and references, with the position in the subject line to: Cambridge Friends School, Human Resources, 5 Cadbury Road, Cambridge, MA 02140 FAX 617.876.1815 or email to humanresources@cfsmass.org

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Library Reference Assistant (part-time), MCPHS University, Boston, MA

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

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

Responsibilities:

The Library Reference Assistant provides support to staff the reference desk and assists patrons in locating and using print and electronic library resources. 

  • Troubleshoot basic computer problems and communicate with the Information Services Help Desk as needed
  • Communicate with patrons in-person and via chat, email, and telephone
  • Collect statistics relating to reference transactions and other library operations
  • Handle other special projects as assigned.
  • Work hours are typically scheduled between 10am-7pm, Monday-Friday, although some evenings and weekends may be required.

This is a temporary, part-time (up to 17 hours per week) position, and is not eligible for benefits.

Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications:

Required: 

  • A bachelor's degree
  • Current enrollment in a library science program or an earned library assistant degree or certificate
  • Strong commitment to excellent customer service
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and public relations skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • General office experience and comfort with computers, MS Office and basic Internet skills
  • Interest in acquiring new skills in a rapidly changing environment

 Desired: 

  • Experience working in a library or office environment
  • Knowledge of electronic and print library resources, library circulation systems and online library catalogs
  • Knowledge of health information, including medical terminology and medical reference sources.

To apply, please visit https://careers-mcphs.icims.com/jobs/2627/library-reference-assistant-%28part-time%29/job. Attach a cover letter and a resume or curriculum vitae. No phone calls, please. Principals only. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University's diversity are welcome to apply.

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Teen Squad Summer Programming Associate, Providence Public Library, Providence, RI

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES

Providence Public Library (PPL) is currently seeking two candidates for the position of Teen Squad Summer Programming Associate. PPL's Teen Squad program empowers teens to be content creators by exploring and learning new technology skills that are transferable to the real world.

The position would start with an orientation on July 11th and run through Aug 17th, three days per week (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays) from 9:30am-3:30pm. Candidates must be available for all dates and times listed above.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

This position will report to the Director of Education and work closely with the Teen Educator/Librarian, Community Partnerships & Engagement Coordinator, and Technology Instructor.

Duties will include but not be limited to; taking a group of no more than 10 teens on exploratory walks throughout Providence, helping teens determine their location of focus, assisting teens with research, helping with video/photo editing and creating pitch presentations.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  • Ability to obtain a valid BCI performed in the last year;
  • Desire to work with high school youth in a positive youth development atmosphere;
  • Creativity, patience, a good work ethic, and a sense of humor;
  • Ability to adapt to various situations while maintaining a calm demeanor;
  • Strong computer and technology skills including alternating between mac and pc products;
  • Strong written, verbal, organization, analytical, and interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and the public;
  • Ability to present a positive image of the library to the community;
  • Other responsibilities as required for the success of the program.

EXPERIENCE & TRAINING

  • Previous experience working with teens is preferred;
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

COMPENSATION

$1250 Stipend paid out in two increments of $625

DEADLINE FOR RESUME

July 2, 2017

RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO

HR@provlib.org

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Biosciences Liaison Librarian and Scientific Data Curator, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

The University of Minnesota Libraries invites applications for a creative, innovative, and enthusiastic science librarian. We seek applicants who combine skills in outreach, technology, and subject expertise to help shape the future of library services. Interdisciplinary and collaborative research and learning figure prominently in the University of Minnesota's priorities and are a focus of this position.  The successful candidate will serve as liaison to designated academic departments and research centers in the biological sciences, forging new relationships with faculty and students and creating new services that respond to trends in scientific research in those disciplines. The incumbent will also serve as Research Services Coordinator for the ABES department and as a curator for scientific data in the Data Repository for the University of Minnesota (DRUM), working closely with the Data Management/Curation Lead, the Research Data Services Team, and several disciplinary specialists to provide University Libraries data management and curation services.  

Responsibilities of the Biosciences Librarian include contributing to the development of data-related repository activities, workflows, and policies, executing technical processes involved in managing the lifecycle of digital datasets in order to maintain the integrity of and access to archived datasets; e.g., data transformation projects, serving as functional expert for consultations with UMN researchers on data issues and services (e.g., data management planning) and the development and delivery of training and instructional materials on data curation, processing submissions for depositing and archiving datasets in the digital repository, developing strong connections with a diverse population of faculty and students to determine and address service needs, seeking opportunities for collaborative partnerships with designated departments and research centers, providing research lifecycle support and leadership, including shared service development in areas such as data management planning, research networking, and personal information management, supporting teaching and learning needs of assigned departments, including the Biology Teaching & Learning program, selecting and managing collections in all formats for assigned subject areas, providing leadership for and contribute to library-wide projects, and contributing to the knowledge base of the profession through research, publication, and professional engagement. 

Required qualifications include: a Master's degree from an American Library Association accredited library school or equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience, demonstrated understanding of scientific research methods and data collection processes, knowledge of data repositories, preservation, and curation concepts and their application, facility with technology and its application in academic contexts, understanding of teaching, learning, and research trends in the sciences, excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills, demonstrated creativity, initiative, and self-direction, ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities, and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and library users in a service-oriented, research-intensive environment.

This is a full-time, 12-month, continuous appointment track academic professional position with probationary appointment at the Assistant Librarian rank with the potential for appointment at Associate Librarian.

For full description, qualifications and to apply go to http://z.umn.edu/ulib377

The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.

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E-Resource Specialist, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

JOB ID: 526205

Brandeis University seeks to hire a E-Resource Specialist to coordinate daily activities of student staff for processing serial publications.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates daily activities of serials processing electronic and print journals. This includes serials check-in, claiming, renewals, invoicing, and binding; ensures efficient periodicals processing. Responsible for processing payments of periodical subscriptions; serves as primary contact with subscription vendors.
  • Coordinates projects related to serials processing; serves as a serials resource person for staff throughout Library; identifies and resolves problems relating to receipt of print material and online access issues. Assist in the coordination annual serial renewals fore electronic and print journals subscriptions. Facilitates the transition from print subscription to online format. Writes and maintains documentation of policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for collecting and analyzing usage statistics for electronic and print serial resources; maintaining records for electronic serials in Alma; maintaining the quality of serial bibliographic records in the ALMA database. Activates and maintains related data in Alma.
  • Supervises and trains student assistants to check-in print serial publications using the acquisition database, to perform serial binding using the bindery system, and to check online access to electronic serials for broken links.

Qualifications:

REQUIRED: College degree; 5 years library experience working with electronic resources and serials including knowledge of aggregators, platforms, packages and vendors; experience with automated library systems, link resolvers and binding systems; familiarity with content management systems; E-Resource Management Systems, OpenURL, ezproxy, EbscoNet, good organizational skills with strong attention to detail; supervisory skills; fluency in the English language; ability to work as part of a team

PREFERRED: Experience with Ex Libris Alma automated library system and ABLE Bindery System; Knowledge of Hebrew/Yiddish; Knowledge of other European languages Knowledge of both PC and Mac applications, and ability to troubleshoot common computer and software problems.

NOTE: Responsibilities include lifting and moving of boxes of books and other library materials.

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at http://www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs/external.html. Elect option for "External 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.

Closing Statement:

Brandeis University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages minorities, women, disabled individuals, and eligible veterans to apply. It is the policy of the University not to discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, or on the basis of any other legally protected category.

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Digital Librarian, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA

Digital Collections Librarian - 502023

Apply here.

SUMMARY: 

The University of Richmond's Boatwright Memorial Library seeks a proven collaborator, manager, and communicator, willing to learn and take the initiative in building a new digitization program. In addition to digitizing cultural heritage materials from the University's varied collections, the Digital Collections
Librarian works to integrate content from a wide variety of existing digital projects into a cohesive digital library.  The successful candidate will bring a collaborative spirit, innovative ideas, and solid project management skills to an operation in transition, using existing technologies and a robust infrastructure to evolve digital imaging practices into a digitization program. By developing workflows, managing imaging processes, and collaborating in the lifecycle of digital assets, this position will have a substantial role in ensuring that the digital library's collections are expertly produced, well-organized, and consistent in terms of access mechanisms, description, and preservation.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Digital Library Program Planning & Implementation: 

  • Plans, implements, directs and sustains the digitization program, advancing organizational and institutional goals in scholarship, teaching and learning.
  • Collaborates, consults and provides instructional services in the areas of digitization, content management, and metadata production to further the development of innovative solutions for creating, managing and sharing resources that provide content for teaching and research efforts.
  • May pursue grant opportunities, working collaboratively to create proposals to support the digital program.
  • Collaborates in the planning and implementation of metadata guidelines and workflows for digital materials using standards such as TEI, Dublin Core, METS, MODS, etc.
  • Collaborates with colleagues across the University in designing and implementing user interfaces to retrieve and manipulate locally created digital resources.

Digital Production: 

  • Oversees and manages local scanning, photography, and image quality control processes for daily operations, maintaining tracking mechanisms as appropriate.
  • Responsible for source materials digitization from numerous sources for a variety of purposes, including publication, web delivery, preservation, manipulation, and pedagogy.
  • Documents technical processes and manages local workflows, adapting when necessary.
  • Uses specialized knowledge, recognized standards and local best practices to provide customized imaging services to faculty and staff throughout the University.
  • Supervises student employees (hires, trains, directing work) and is accountable to Financial Aid, the Student Employment Office, and Payroll for activities associated with student employment management including a budget of approximately $40,000.

Special Projects and Other Duties: 

  • Calibrates and maintains high-performance digital imaging equipment and tools, including flatbed scanners, overhead scanners, high-resolution digital cameras, motorized copy stands, and all associated software. Provides hardware and software troubleshooting and support when needed.
  • Executes and/or participates in special projects, and maintains an expert level of knowledge concerning trends in the digital library and digital imaging fields.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Thorough knowledge of digital library concepts, applications and standards (e.g., metadata standards, media-specific standards)
  • Demonstrated evidence of responsibility in successful collaborations internal and external to an organization
  • Thorough knowledge of project planning, and demonstrated ability to provide planning, budget management, and overall supervision for multiple complex concurrent projects
  • Thorough knowledge of operating and maintaining digital capture devices, such as scanners and digital cameras
  • Thorough knowledge of community-based best practices for digital copy photography, capture, color management, and profiling
  • Thorough knowledge of current and emerging standards and best practices for document and media conversion into digital formats
  • Demonstrated experience in writing funding and grant proposals
  • General knowledge of Omeka or other library collections publishing and content management systems
  • General knowledge of all aspects of descriptive, administrative, and technical metadata, such as Dublin Core, METS, MODS, TEI, PREMIS, and VRA Core
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, Abobe Creative Suite, optical character recognition software, and data management and processing software
  • Strong organizational and time management skills; ability to work under time constraints and to meet regularly recurring deadlines on multiple, concurrent projects
  • Evidence of strong analytical problem solving skills, attention to detail, and results-oriented approaches to complex problems
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, about complex, technical processes to non-technical personnel
  • Ability to work and learn independently and to initiate necessary work procedures according to guidelines set by the supervisor
  • Superior interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • The flexibility and adaptability to work effectively in a dynamic, evolving environment

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Master's degree in library or information science from a program fully accredited by the American Library Association, or an advanced degree in a related area
  • Two years of increasing professional responsibility in digital libraries, preservation or application development
  • Two years of project execution and management experience

WORK HOURS:

  • Full-time, exempt position
  • Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 7.75 hrs./day; 38.75 hrs./week

SALARY STRUCTURE:
Pay Grade 6
To see more detailed salary information please review the University of Richmond's Compensation Structure.

Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond (www.richmond.edu) blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs. Our School of Arts & Sciences anchors Richmond as a nationally ranked liberal arts university. A ranked business school, the nation's first school of leadership studies, a highly respected law school, a nationally recognized international education program and the community-focused School of Professional and Continuing Studies build on that strong foundation and make this university something unique.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE

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Library Assistant, Discovery Services, Simmons College, Boston, MA

Department: Library

Reports to: Head of Discovery Services

Direct Reports: None

Status: Full Time, non-exempt

Note: This is a pre-professional position. Eligibility is limited to qualified students currently enrolled in Simmons SLIS Program. It is our expectation that between three and six months after completing the program you will transition out of this position.

Job Summary:

This position will work under the coordinated direction of the Head of Library Discovery Services and the Discovery Services librarians. Responsibilities may include participating in the functional work areas of acquisitions, cataloging/metadata, e-resource management, systems/web applications, serials management, interlibrary loan, course reserves, and collection management. The Library Assistant will also coordinate the hiring, scheduling, training, and supervision of student workers and engage in Library-wide planning and projects.

Key work activities:

Participate in acquisition activities and assist with purchasing/subscribing, receiving, tracking, and documenting all materials in all formats.

  • Search and obtain relevant ordering and receiving information.
  • Communicate with requestor/selector to resolve questions.
  • Work with vendors to determine and/or verify order, payment, and delivery procedures.
  • Process invoices, and create bibliographic and order records. o
  • Reconcile receipts with order records.

Participate in cataloging activities and assist with technical processing and cataloging of materials and resources.

  • Create and/or edit catalog and metadata records for library materials, including books, e-books, journals, and physical and streaming media.
  • Support the maintenance of authority records database.
  • Resolve cataloging problems.
  • Process, label, and barcode materials to shelf-ready state.

Participate in E-Resources and Digital Assets management activities.

  • Retrieve and prepare E-Resources usage statistics and cost-per-use data.
  • Activate and troubleshoot E-Resources.
  • Input data to and retrieve reports from E-Resource management platform.
  • Support development and maintenance of digital institutional repository, including uploading materials and inputting metadata.

Participate in Interlibrary Loan (ILL) management activities.

  • Fulfill Library borrowing and lending requests, particularly those transactional issues and problems which cannot be handled by a student worker.
  • Provide excellent customer service and assist users in resolving issues.
  • Participate in identifying, developing and implementing enhancements to ILL systems and procedures in order to streamline workflows and improve customer service.

Participate in the delivery of Library Services o Assist with the hiring, training, management, scheduling and supervising of student workers.

  • Communicate with library staff on issues of Discovery Services.
  • Assist with the production of reports and participate in the analysis of financial and statistical data for annual reports and other assessment projects.
  • Provide training to library staff as appropriate.
  • Staff Reference Desk as needed.
  • Participate in Library-wide initiatives as appropriate.

Qualifications:

Required

  • Bachelor's degree and current enrollment in the Simmons SLIS program.
  • Completion of LIS415 (or relevant experience) and no more than 2 additional SLIS courses. Preferred
  • Keen interest in Library technical services and a high aptitude for technology systems.
  • Competent numeracy skills and strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Experience with an ILS and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Interest in emerging technology for digital access.

To apply, visit www.simmons.edu/about-simmons/work-at-simmons

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Research and Instruction Librarian, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX

Job Summary

Our Lady of the Lake University's Sueltenfuss Library seeks a creative and energetic librarian to achieve our vision to transform traditional library services and collections to an omnipresent, integrated knowledge resource that engages students and faculty in 21st century learning and scholarship.

Collaborates with OLLU faculty, staff and students to create and provide user-centered teaching and learning opportunities that foster inquiry, discovery, critical thinking, lifelong learning and ethical information consumption and creation. Continually advocates for the increased presence of the library in face-to-face and online classes throughout each semester.

Using the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (Framework), creates learning outcomes, designs instruction/assignments; creates online learning objects and tutorials; participates on a team to advance the library's information literacy program; provides individual research consultations to students and faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Professional Studies. Responsibilities extend to instructional sites in Houston & La Feria, Texas and online courses/programs. Responsible for collection development in assigned subject areas.

Essential Functions

  • Advocates for, proposes and develops innovative approaches to undergraduate and graduate information literacy instruction and learning using the Framework.
  • Continues, improves and expands the role of embedded librarian in hybrid and online courses.
  • Develops learning outcomes and objects and teaches information literacy sessions in face-to-face, hybrid and online courses.
  • Actively supports first-year students, instructors and programs.
  • Shares instructional responsibilities with other librarians as needed.
  • Assesses student learning outcomes for information literacy, analyzes and reports results; demonstrates use of results to improve the library's information literacy program.
  • Maintains working knowledge of the literature and research process for assigned programs.
  • Provides research consultations by appointment; staffs the Ask A Librarian (reference desk) up to 8 hours/week, including weekends & evenings.
  • Establishes and maintains positive working relationships within the library and with all OLLU units to further the library and university mission.
  • Participates on university task forces and teams.
  • Participates in and contributes to strategic planning to advance the library's mission and vision.
  • Recommends, selects and requests print and electronic materials for the library collection.
  • Initiates and maintains direct communication with faculty, staff and students in person, online and by phone.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Serves on library and university committees; meets university standards for scholarship.
  • Remains aware of the evolving role of the academic library in higher education and proactively sustains that role as it relates to student learning, retention and lifelong success; maintains awareness of open access materials and publishing.
  • Participates in the library marketing, outreach, and publicity efforts, including organizing programs and events.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • American Library Association accredited master's degree
  • Familiarity with ACRL Information Literacy Framework & Standards
  • One year experience in an academic library
  • Ability to engage students in active learning and critical thinking
  • Ability to build online learning experiences using appropriate technology
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a culturally diverse community
  • Ability to proactively solve problems independently and in teams
  • Curiosity about and interest in the research process and literature across disciplines
  • Ability and interest in fulfilling faculty requirements for job performance, scholarship, professional development and service.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in a field within the College of Arts & Sciences or School of Professional Studies; 
  • Second master's degree
  • Experience with pedagogy and instruction design principles
  • Experience with online instruction tools and methods
  • Interest in scholarly communication, including open access

Additional Information:

Employment with Our Lady of the Lake University is contingent upon the applicant undergoing a background investigation.

OLLU seeks to attract, develop and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administrators. The University is committed to diversity and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. EOE

Our Lady of the Lake University uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

Application Instructions:

Please complete the online Application for Academic Employment  1) letter of Interest denoting position for which applying, 2) resume and/or curriculum vitae, 3) copies of all transcripts reflecting receipt of terminal degree in discipline for which applying, and 4) a listing of three professional references. For consideration for Academic Employment, all materials above must be submitted together and at one time. Incomplete packets for academic employment will not be considered.

Apply Online: http://ollusa.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=85675

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Librarian, Reference Department, Town of Plymouth, Plymouth, MA

Wage/Salary: $21.9909/hr, 37.5 hours per week

Job Description: Reference Librarian supervises 2 full time employees and 1 part time employee. Responsibilities include scheduling, acquisitions and Reference Desk coverage.

Master's of Library and Information Science (MLS) from an American Library Association accredited program required and at least 1 year of professional experience; relevant experience working with the public, supervising staff and knowledge of library automation is preferred.

Application Instructions: This posting will close on June 30, 2017. Applications are available at www.plymouth-ma.gov or in the Human Resources office, 11 Lincoln Street, Plymouth, MA 02360. AA/EOE

Apply here.

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Full-time Faculty (Assistant Rank, Tenure-Track), Simmons School of Library and Information Science, Boston, MA

Simmons College was chartered in 1899 and opened in 1902; the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) began with the College. Today, the MS in Library and Information Science has approximately 700 students on two campuses and online, and an additional 50 students in our PhD program. The MS degree program is a top ranked program in U.S. News & World Reports. SLIS attracts students from all over the United States and the world. Graduates of our program hail from every state in the United States and over 80 countries. SLIS offers a dynamic environment for research and learning. Faculty receive grants from a diverse array of federal agencies and private foundations.

We seek faculty who can teach in two or more of these areas:

  • Data mining and big data
  • Databases
  • Visualization
  • Programming (Java Script and Python)
  • Web development
  • Linked data and other semantic web languages and technologies (RDF, SPARQL, OWL, JSON, etc.)

Candidates will be expected to teach, conduct research, contribute to curriculum development in the school's curriculum, and provide service to the College and the information professions. Experience in designing and delivering online courses is highly desirable.

Requirements:

Applicants must have already earned a doctoral degree in Library and Information Science, Information Studies, or an appropriate related field, and who can demonstrate excellence in teaching, have a viable research agenda, and show the potential for leadership in scholarship and professional service. Candidates who are hired without the doctoral degree will be expected to complete this degree within two years of their hiring date.

Salary is negotiable, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Opportunities to teach include: undergraduate, master's and doctoral level courses face-to-face in Boston and at the SLIS West program at the Mount Holyoke College campus in South Hadley, Massachusetts, as well as online.

For further information, please contact Faculty Search Committee Chair, Dr. Amber Stubbs, Chair (amber.stubbs@simmons.edu ).

To apply:

Candidates should be prepared to upload the following required documents: cover letter, including statement of any sponsorship requirements; C.V.; statement of teaching philosophy; statement outlining research interests and experience; and names and contact information for three references. 

Consideration of applications will begin October 1, and will continue until the position is filled.

Apply here.

As a College committed to diversity, Simmons encourages applications broadly.  Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body and curriculum.

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Library Assistant, LibSource, Cleveland, OH

LibSource, an LAC Group company, is looking for a Library Assistant for a law firm in the Cleveland area. The Library Assistant is responsible for the invoicing and general law library maintenance. This is a full-time employment opportunity including benefits and 401k.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Process library vendor invoices
  • Perform law library collection maintenance.  
  • Responsible for handling and tracking of interlibrary loans.
  • Shelving of library materials.
  • Oversight and quality control of third party loose leaf filing.
  • Sorting and processing law library mail and orders.
  • Assist other departments as necessary. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 2 years of previous library experience. Preferably in a law environment. 
  • Experience with Chrome River invoicing software is preferred.

Apply online: goo.gl/1MpiQt

LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values diversity in the workforce.
 
LAC Group is a premier provider of recruiting and consultancy services for information professionals at U.S. and global organizations including Fortune 100 companies, law firms, pharmaceutical companies, large academic institutions, National Libraries and prominent government agencies

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Head of Adult Services/eResources Librarian, Merrimack Public Library, Merrimack, NH

The Head of Adult Services is responsible for all aspects of the Adult Services Department including: planning adult events and classes, overseeing the maintenance and development of the print and digital collections including: reference, periodicals, Adult Services/Reference professional collection, electronic databases; promoting these services and resources to meet the needs of the community; providing traditional and computer related reference services to meet the information needs of the community; overseeing and developing the Library's Makerspace offerings, including a 3D Printer. This individual participates in the management team and consortium committees, supervises part-time staff, and shares responsibility on public service desks.

The complete job description can be viewed at: http://merrimacklibrary.org/employment

Qualifications: ALA-accredited Masters Degree in Library Science required; experience with the consortium's current ILS and other computer applications helpful; public library experience helpful; supervisory experience preferred. 

Compensation and benefits:
The annual salary depends on experience and qualifications; benefits include excellent medical and dental package with participation in the NH Retirement System.

How to Apply:
Application deadline July 22, 2017.

Please forward cover letter, resumé and three references to via USPS or email to:

Yvette Couser, Director
Merrimack Public Library

470 Daniel Webster Highway

Merrimack, NH 03054 

email: ycouser@merrimacklibrary.org

Website: www.merrimacklibrary.org

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Academic Librarian, Off-Campus Library Services, University College, Augusta, ME

TITLE: Academic Librarian for Off-Campus Library Services (Salaried Position)

WORK SCHEDULE:

Monday through Friday (40 hours/week) with flexible hours as needed.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports to: Director of Off-Campus Library

Services Supervises: Student employees, interns, and volunteers; number varies by semester/project

Coordinates with: Director of Off-Campus Library Services; University of Maine System Librarians, faculty, and other staff; University College Services Staff and Center Directors

STATEMENT OF THE JOB:

The primary purpose of this position is to help build, develop, and effectively maintain distance library services for students, staff, and faculty. This individual is responsible for identifying the needs of distance library users and providing reference assistance as well as library support services to users. These services include both in-person and virtual library instruction, facilitating streaming video resources for UMS, face-to-face support of library patrons at the Katz Library, creation of learning objects such as videos and interactive tutorials, and the completion of other tasks as needed or assigned by the position's supervisor.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

a. Conducts instructional and informational presentations for students and faculty for in-person, online, videoconferencing, and ITV use

b. Collaborates with full-time and adjunct faculty teaching at a distance to integrate information literacy into their courses and all academic curricula

c. Assists the Director of OCLS in developing, organizing, and implementing collaborative efforts with other UMS librarians in the delivery of services to their students needing library support at a distance

d. Develops educational learning objects such as LibGuides, videos, classroom activities, and interactive online tutorials

e. Provides library access support to UC and UMS students at a distance and supports the unique access needs for multi-campus students

f. Assists students with use of online databases via remote access

g. Provides reference assistance by technological means including: phone, chat, email, and face to face

h. Researches library related issues, problems, and technologies, summarizes findings and collaborates with librarians to recommend preferred action including policy changes

i. Troubleshoots student access problems and recommends changes to UMS IT, and Maine InfoNet staff, as required, to improve services

j. Assists the Director of OCLS in maintaining the content for OCLS webpages using appropriate web authoring tools and monitors information related to OCLS on other UMS webpages

k. Maintains statistical records and prepares reports as needed

l. In collaboration with the Director of OCLS and the Library's budget manager, oversees budget and manages expenditures related to copyright clearance and streaming film licensing

m. Creates, produces, supplies, and maintains marketing materials for OCLS outreach services and issues library cards for UMS distance students, staff, and faculty

n. Posts to social media accounts and engages users, when possible, to create a social media presence for OCLS

o. Represents OCLS at UMS circulation heads ​and other UMS system committees

p. Collaborates with UC and UMS staff and faculty to ensure course materials and library resources are accessible

NONESSENTIAL DUTIES:

a. Attends state and national meetings directly related to the OCLS program goals and objectives and participates in other professional development activities

b. Maintains professional contacts with other national distance education library support programs KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND

ABILITIES:

1. Excellent presentation and instruction skills

2. Excellent communication skills and the ability to develop and interpret policies and complex procedures

3. Demonstrated ability to work with multiple priorities consecutively and sequentially and able to meet quality standards for accuracy, attention to detail, and timeliness

4. Ability to use and explain a wide variety of library-​related software applications including the library management system, common Google suite for Education applications, research databases, chat/email "Ask-a-Librarian" software, and Microsoft Office Suite

5. Ability to develop learning objects using various educational technology tools

6. Possesses working knowledge of copyright law pertaining to public institutions of higher education

7. Familiar with the principles of Universal Design for Learning and willingness to apply them in the design of learning objects, instructions sessions and workshops

8. Possesses an attitude that fosters a respectful, professional, non-threatening workplace environment

9. Possesses a customer services orientation

10. Possesses a strong capacity for self-motivation and the ability to work independently

11. Willingness and ability to travel and provide own transportation for use, as necessary

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required​:

a. Master's degree from an ALA accredited program and one year of relevant service in libraries or a related field

b. Strong commitment to serving distance library users and willingness to advocate for their needs

c. Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

d. Ability to work both cooperatively and independently and to maintain effective working relationships

e. Ability to adapt well to change and the flexibility to apply new solutions to rapidly changing expectations

Preferred:

a. Experience in academic libraries

b. Knowledge of the principles and practices of providing distance library services

c. College-level teaching experience in online credit courses

d. Extensive computer skills, including web applications

e. Demonstrated experience with instructional design

f. Experience with and knowledge of intellectual property and copyright laws as they pertain to distance education

g. Experience in planning social media campaigns and engaging users online

5/19/2017 srb

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Media Librarian, LibSource, Los Angeles, CA

LibSource, an LAC Group Company is seeking a P/T freelance Media Librarian to support digital media management at an LAC Group client, a prestigious news and media company located in Los Angeles. Initially, the position's hours will be Mondays 10 AM - 6 PM and Wednesdays 10 AM - 5 PM (or 11 AM - 6 PM) for a total of 15 hours per week.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Archiving of digital video files into enterprise digital archive system, media management and other tasks in support of the daily ebb and flow of digital assets generated from media production. 
  • Use various media software and editing tools as well as a proprietary (DAM) digital asset management system, to enter data, and create new and updated existing asset records.
  • Troubleshooting technical issues with Tech Support groups.
  • Work closely and in synch with similar efforts underway in NY and other bureaus. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2-4 years of experience managing raw feeds, edited packages and other production materials in a broadcast/media management/digital archive environment.
  • Experience with digital workflows as well as broadcast production tools (eg Avid media software). Digital asset management (DAM) system experience is a plus.
  • Good organizational, time management and customer service skills essential.
  • Must work well independently and be comfortable in a time-sensitive environment.
  • Must be reliable and committed to adhering to the work schedules provided
  • Must be able to follow instructions and work within a team but also capable of successfully working independently

Please visit our website to apply: https://goo.gl/xekIMH

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Branch Manager, O'Neill Branch, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

L410-705

37.5 hours per week scheduled to meet the needs of the department.

Initial schedule is Mondays, 11:30-8, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9:30-6 at the O'Neill Branch and Tuesdays 8:30-5 at the Main Library. Every 3rd week the position works Saturday, 8:30-5 instead of Tuesday. Hours are assigned and may be changed to meet the needs of the Department and the Library. Flexibility is expected and desired.

The Branch Manager is a leadership position with responsibility for managing and training the Boudreau Branch staff, the day to day operation of the branch, and for developing effective programs and dynamic collections. Collaborates with the Manager of Branch Services to establish priorities, set goals and initiate new services. Sets the tone for this service area in order to provide consistent, personal, accurate, helpful assistance to library users.  

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages branch services in a manner that supports overall goals of the Library and ensures that staff members offer the highest quality assistance to library users
  • Provides exceptional and engaging service to the public 
  • Develops, implements and evaluates services to meet the needs of the neighborhood
  • Directs all activities in the branch and supervises all staff assigned to the branch.  Prepares staff schedules and work assignments
  • Actively seeks, creates and exploits outreach opportunities in the neighborhood
  • Aids in the recruitment and training of new branch staff
  • Evaluates staff performances annually and sets goals with staff for the coming year
  • Works collaboratively with the Manager of Collection Services to select adult materials for the branch. Supervises the selection of children's materials with guidance from the Manager of Youth Services. Ensures the branch's collections are varied and regularly weeded
  • Manages the allocated branch budget responsibly with guidance from management
  • Performs reader's advisory and reference services for branch patrons
  • Supervises the planning of programming for youth and is responsible for creating adult programming
  • Provides strong leadership to display and to merchandize the collections
  • Works collaboratively to publicize branch events and services both in print and online
  • Resolves patron complaints/issues
  • Performs leadership and supervision for functions related to circulation
  • Instructs patrons in the use of on-line catalog, e-resources and all other patron technologies
  • Oversees the branch building and reports needed repairs and servicing
  • Fosters good public relations with schools and other agencies in the branch community
  • Functions as a member of the leadership team of the Library, attending regular meetings
  • Maintains a working knowledge of contemporary issues, trends, and technology
  • Makes recommendations to improve services in light of new developments
  • May serve on committees which review and develop library policies and services
  • Troubleshoots and operates technology
  • Any other duties required for the good of the Branch or the Library

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library science from an accredited library school.  At least three years of professional library experience in a public library setting. Previous public library and supervisory experience desirable. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training, and/or experience may be substituted for part of the educational requirement.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Strong customer service skills and proven managerial skills
  • Thorough knowledge of popular adult materials and of borrower/circulation services
  • Ability to interpret community needs and interests, and turn into relevant library service
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse population
  • Ability to handle multiple activities and interruptions at once
  • Ability to communicate effectively, patiently and courteously
  • Ability to remain calm and flexible at all times and especially in emergency situations
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, use time effectively, meet deadlines
  • Punctuality and dependability
  • Broad background and knowledge of library techniques, resources, and current literature
  • Familiarity with current  technologies and interest in innovation
  • Ability to work with enthusiasm and initiative, a cheerful disposition, and a willingness to work positively and harmoniously with others

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Physically able to operate a variety of equipment; Ability to sit and use computer workstation for extended periods of time; Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books or other materials or equipment; Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing, vision or other powers of observation, manual dexterity, personal mobility and physical reflexes.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Works in assigned area, including office areas, training rooms, library locations, as necessary. Normal office exposure to noise, stress and interruptions. Attends and participates in continuing educational programs designed to keep abreast of changes in profession.

RATE: $31.55 per hour to $36.17 per hour in five steps 

Closing date: July 6, 2017 

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

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Resource Center Manager, National Rural Transit Assistance Program, Woburn, MA

The National Rural Transit Assistance Program (National RTAP) is funded by the Federal Transit Administration and provides free training materials and technical assistance to rural and tribal transit providers, as well as state Department of Transportation program managers. National RTAP's mission is to support the safe and effective delivery of public transportation services in rural areas and to facilitate more efficient use of resources.
The Resource Center Manager (RCM) oversees the curation, maintenance, and distribution of National RTAP's collection of resources. The RCM is also the main point of contact with customers, occasionally answering reference requests that require significant research.
National RTAP is seeking an energetic and dynamic librarian for this position, with HTML/website editing and project management skills. The position supervises the Resource Center Assistant, who completes many of the day-to-day operations of the shipping center. The RCM works with a small team to provide services to a national audience, and has the ability to make a difference in the lives of public transit operators and passengers across the country.
This is a full-time, exempt (salaried) position and is located in Woburn, MA.
Responsibilities:
  • Manage and work to improve the Resource Center, which includes a shipping center, physical/online Resource Library, website, and most incoming communications
  • Oversee the part-time Resource Center Assistant and the inventory of materials
  • Provide customer service as the front line of communication via phone, chat, email, and at conferences, and research and answer information requests
  • Produce an eNewsletter every other week using Constant Contact email marketing
  • Assist with the management of contracted website/web-app development services
  • Write/develop technical briefs, topic guides, website articles, and webinars as needed
  • Travel to conferences and meetings, which usually involves exhibiting at tradeshows and presenting on National RTAP products
  • Work with other staff to plan and execute the biennial National RTAP Conference, which will be held in Omaha, October 29-November 1, 2017
  • NOTE: Travel is required for the Conference and fall Board Meeting Oct 28-Nov 3 Qualifications
  • Library science degree and 1-3 years of experience working in libraries, archives, or a similar setting OR equivalent experience and skills in knowledge management, collection development, and taxonomy
  • Excellent customer service skills through all modes of communication
  • Experience with research and critical thinking
  • Superb writing skills and attention to detail
  • Project management and organizational skills
  • HTML knowledge and familiarity with, or ability to learn, DotNetNuke web CMS
  • IT knowledge preferred
  • Ability to travel throughout the year
  • Experience with, knowledge of, or interest in rural transportation
Starting compensation will be in the $45,000 to $55,000 range, commensurate with experience. Benefits include a health and dental insurance package, 401k with a matching component, three weeks of paid time off, and eight holidays.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary requirements to info@nationalrtap.org, attention Cindy Frené. The applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with a target start date of early August.
National RTAP operates under a cooperative agreement between the FTA and the Neponset Valley Transportation Management Association, which is managed by TransAction Associates, Inc. This Resource Center Manager position is with TransAction Associates, but work will be exclusive to the National RTAP program. Learn more about National RTAP at www.nationalrtap.org.

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Digital Media Lab Unit Coordinator, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

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 Digital Media Lab (DML) Unit Coordinator. The DML Unit Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Digital Media Lab, including supervisory guidance of all digital media production and 3D printing in the Makerbot Innovation Center. Serve as leader of the DML and act as the liaison to interested parties on campus, actively seeking out opportunities for new partnerships with university groups, and providing student media production, 3D printing, and makerspace support and programming on campus. Lead integration of library collections, services, and resources into DML operations. Support day-to-day operations of the DML 3D print services, including student staff management, printer maintenance, supply inventory, print production scheduling, and payment process. Develop and enhance 3D print production workflows and 3D print policies as needed. Oversee the maintenance, troubleshooting, and monitoring of equipment including but not limited to: MakerBot Replicators, MakerBot Replicator Mini, MakerBot 2X and MakerBot Z18 printers, and MakerBot Digitizer. Required to work some nights and weekends. 

Example of Duties:

  1. Provide leadership in management of Digital Media Lab operations and 3D printing, proactively addressing the evolving needs of a diverse mix of students and emerging curricular development, while maintaining current knowledge of trends and best practices as they impact academic libraries.
  2. Develop and maintain standards for the hiring, training, and performance evaluations of staff. Lead a team of staff and student employees engaged in the support and daily operations of the DML. Engage in continual assessment of services and staff performance to ensure highest quality of services and resources.
  3. Provide training and orientation for new staff. Monitor training and support needs for all staff in the DML, as required to meet unit goals, departmental goals, and the goals and mission of the Libraries and the university. Maintain training modules for use in a Learning Management System (LMS) or equivalent for distribution to faculty, library staff, and student employees. Advise staff in the hire and supervision of a staff of student employees in the day-to-day operations of the DML, including video/media production and 3D print production services primarily tailored to support student coursework. Oversee staff in the maintenance of a regular service schedule for patron access to services.
  4. Collaborate with campus Information Technology, Library Technology Services, and Learning Commons (LC) staff for cross-training opportunities. Partner with departments across the Libraries to connect DML users with library services, resources, and staff.  Provide media production support and training to the university student population and community members as needed. Ensure that staff receive comprehensive training and staff development.
  5. Develop strategies to evolve DML services, including 3D printing, video/media production, virtual reality, and emergent technologies as discovered. Track trends by collecting and analyzing data, working with the Libraries' assessment staff, participating in academic and industry forums, networking with professional contacts, and keeping abreast of industry news and information to inform evidence-based decisions.
  6. Work collaboratively and effectively in support of the Libraries' values to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus; attend professional development activities as assigned or required to meet departmental goals and objectives; participate in the Libraries' assessment program by collecting, maintaining, and recording usage statistics for monthly reports as needed; and serve on internal library committees as needed.
  7. Perform related duties as assigned or required to meet department, executive area/division, and university goals and objectives.
  8. Understand responsibilities with respect to Title IX, Clery, and other compliance requirements.
  9. Demonstrate capacity, skill, and willingness to engage students and contribute to student success.
  10. Work collaboratively with other campus stakeholders to fulfill the mission of Student Affairs and Campus Life.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or Information Technology, or related degree.
  2. Three years of supervisory experience as a manager of media or print services.
  3. Current experience with and working technical knowledge of standard operating systems and multimedia production equipment and software, including Adobe Creative Clouds (Premiere Pro, Photoshop, After Effects), Final Cut Pro X, iMovie, Garage Band, Logic Pro X, digital video cameras, DSLR cameras, chrome-key lighting kits, and audio recording equipment. Must have demonstrated experience in media pre-production, production, and post-production workflow.
  4. Current experience with and working technical knowledge of Makerbot and other 3D printing/CAD software programs such as SketchUp, Autodesk Fusion 360, Autodesk 123D Design, and Tinkercad.
  5. Expert understanding of the 3D print production process and related software for modeling, scanning, file conversion, slicing, and evaluating files for printing.
  6. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively and work productively in establishing and maintaining harmonious working relationships with a diverse population of staff and students. Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.
  7. Strong service orientation and the ability to meet the public graciously and tactfully. Strong customer service attitude and initiative.
  8. Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems and/or facilitate workflow. Record of developing and implementing new ideas in a complex, knowledge-creating organization.
  9. Ability to effectively manage staff by establishing work schedules and project priorities, setting performance expectations, and promoting an exemplary customer service attitude.
  10. Ability to manage projects, establish and adjust priorities, set performance expectations, work under pressure, be thorough and accurate, meet deadlines and work independently in order to achieve goals, and direct work in a high-production, rapidly evolving setting. To do so, have the ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities, showing initiative and flexibility.

Preferred qualifications:

Master's degree in Library/Information Science, Education, Fine Arts, or related field.

Professional Staff Salary Administration, Level 27.

Please view the hiring salary range at: http://www.umass.edu/humres/psu-salary-ranges  

Application Instructions:

Please apply at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=85611 and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by July 10, 2017 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is strongly committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. As part of a commitment to their 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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ICITS'18, Peninsula de Santa Elena, Ecuador

SCOPE

ICITS'18 - The 2018 International Conference on Information Technology & Systems (http://www.icits.me/), to be held at Península de Santa Elena, Ecuador, 10 - 12 January 2018, is an international forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, results, experiences and concerns in the several perspectives of Information Technology & Systems.

We are pleased to invite you to submit your papers to ICITS'18. They can be written in English, Spanish or Portuguese. All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, importance and clarity.

TOPICS

Submitted papers should be related with one or more of the main themes proposed for the Conference:

A) Information and Knowledge Management (IKM);

B) Organizational Models and Information Systems (OMIS);

C) Software and Systems Modeling (SSM);

D) Software Systems, Architectures, Applications and Tools (SSAAT);

E) Multimedia Systems and Applications (MSA);

F) Computer Networks, Mobility and Pervasive Systems (CNMPS);

G) Intelligent and Decision Support Systems (IDSS);

H) Big Data Analytics and Applications (BDAA);

I) Human-Computer Interaction (HCI);

J) Ethics, Computers and Security (ECS)

K) Health Informatics (HIS);

L) Information Technologies in Education (ITE);

SUBMISSION AND DECISION

Submitted papers (until 10-page limit) must comply with the format of Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing series (see Instructions for Authors at Springer Website or download a DOC example) be written in English, Spanish or Portuguese, must not have been published before, not be under review for any other conference or publication and not include any information leading to the authors' identification. Therefore, the authors' names, affiliations and bibliographic references should not be included in the version for evaluation by the Scientific Committee. This information should only be included in the camera-ready version, saved in Word or Latex format and also in PDF format. These files must be accompanied by the Consent to Publication form filled out, in a ZIP file, and uploaded at the conference management system.

All papers will be subjected to a "double-blind review" by at least two members of the Scientific Committee.

Based on Scientific Committee evaluation, a paper can be rejected or accepted by the Conference Chairs. In the later case, it can be accepted as paper or poster.

The authors of papers accepted as posters must build and print a poster to be exhibited during the Conference. This poster must follow an A1 or A2 vertical format. The Conference can includes Work Sessions where these posters are presented and orally discussed, with a 7 minute limit per poster.

The authors of accepted papers will have 15 minutes to present their work in a Conference Work Session; approximately 5 minutes of discussion will follow each presentation.

PUBLICATION AND INDEXING

To ensure that an accepted paper is published, at least one of the authors must be fully registered by the 20th of October 2017, and the paper must comply with the suggested layout and page-limit (until 10 pages). Additionally, all recommended changes must be addressed by the authors before they submit the camera-ready version.

No more than one paper per registration will be published. An extra fee must be paid for publication of additional papers, with a maximum of one additional paper per registration. One registration permits only the participation of one author in the conference.

Papers written in English and accepted and registered will be published in Proceedings by Springer, in a book of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing series, will  be submitted for indexation by ISI, EI-Compendex, SCOPUS and DBLP, among others, and will be available in the SpringerLink Digital Library.

Papers written in Spanish or Portuguese and accepted and registered will be published in Proceedings by AISTI and will be submitted for evaluation and possible indexation by ISI, EI-Compendex and SCOPUS.

The authors of the best selected papers will be invited to extend them for publication in international journals indexed by ISI, SCOPUS, EI-Compendex and DBLP, among others.

ICITS'18 website: http://www.icits.me/

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper Submission: September 6, 2017

Notification of Acceptance: October 13, 2017

Payment of Registration, to ensure the inclusion of an accepted paper in the conference proceedings: October 20, 2017.

Camera-ready Submission: October 20, 2017

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NDSRDC 2017, World Bank, Washington, DC

The National Digital Stewardship Residents of DC are pleased to open registration for their annual symposium, "Blending Collaborations and Bridging Gaps: Digital Preservation Communities of Practice", occurring August 17, 2017 at the World Bank in Washington, DC.

The NDSRDC 2017 symposium will emphasize community-supported efforts that have allowed for project-based or grant-funded digital stewardship activities to transition into long-term, sustainable services. Much like NDSR is funded in order to create a community of practice for digital preservation, the symposium will highlight work being done by both local and distributed communities to support preservation and access to electronic resources. This program is centered around ways these communities leverage both local and international connections to build more robust relationships and greater interoperability between their services.

Registration

To register, please visit our Eventbrite page available from
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ndsrdc-2017-blending-collaborations-and-bridging-gaps-tickets-34211654981?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

For a preview of the speakers see below, and check out our website  from more details and the schedule, available from https://ndsr2017.wordpress.com/

Speakers and Roundtable

We've got an all-star group to discuss digital preservation from multiple perspectives. They include:

Keynote: T-Kay Sangwand, UCLA Library
Speaker 2: Jessica Meyerson, Briscoe Center for American History, UT Austin
Speaker 3: Matt Zumwalt, Protocol Labs

Roundtable:

  • Guha Shankar, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
  • Lauren Algee, District of Columbia Public Library
  • Joe Tropea, Maryland Historical Society

We hope to see you on August 17 at #ndsr2017, and thank you to our sponsors!

Institute of Museum and Library Services
Library of Congress
World Bank Group

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Call for Papers: Code4Lib Journal Issue 38

The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.

We are now accepting proposals for publication in our 38th issue. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. To be included in the 38th issue, which is scheduled for publication in mid October, 2017, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at http://journal.code4lib.org/submit-proposal or to journal@code4lib.org by Friday, Friday, July 14, 2017. When submitting, please include the title or subject of the proposal in the subject line of the email message.

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

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

C4LJ strives to promote professional communication by minimizing the barriers to publication. While articles should be of a high quality, they need not follow any formal structure. Writers should aim for the middle ground between blog posts and articles in traditional refereed journals.  Where appropriate, we encourage authors to submit code samples, algorithms, and pseudo-code. For more information, visit C4LJ's Article Guidelines or browse articles from the first 36 issues published on our website: http://journal.code4lib.org.

Remember, for consideration for the 38th issue, please send proposals, abstracts, or draft articles to journal@code4lib.org no later than Friday, July 14, 2017.

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Director of Library Services, University of Maine at Augusta, Augusta, ME

The University of Maine Augusta is seeking applicants for the position of Director of Library Services at the Bennett D. Katz Library.  The Director of Library Services works with the UMA community to develop an environment in which UMA students advance their information literacy skills. The director oversees the library's contribution to student success by building relationships with student, faculty, staff, and community stakeholders. The director ensures an inviting online and on-site library presence while also developing and maintaining a culture of assessment and evidence-based practice in the library. 

Essential Duties

  • Recruit, evaluate, and supervise staff and workplace culture within UMA's libraries
  • Establish priorities for ongoing library development within a larger institutional cycle of assessment and planning
  • Provide formal library instruction to students on a regular basis, and to provide direct online and on-site support of students as needed
  • Prepare an annual budget for UMA Libraries; oversee expenditures for the Bennett D. Katz Library
  • Oversee the physical plant of the Bennett D. Katz Library
  • Keep the Provost and President engaged with issues and developments relevant to academic libraries at regional, state and national levels
  • Serve on the URSUS Library Directors' Council, collaborating with members to share services and resources
  • Maintain a strong partnership between UMA's libraries and University College's Off-Campus Library Services department
  • Plan and implement enhancements to existing library technology, typically in partnership with URSUS partners and Maine InfoNet
  • Seek internal and external partners and funding sources, including grants, to advance the operations of the library
  • To help library employees identify appropriate directions and avenues for professional development, allocating resources for that development 
  • Perform other allied duties as assigned by the Provost and President

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association
  • Five years of professional academic library experience
  • Two years of experience supervising multiple staff
  • Two years of experience providing public services in academic libraries
  • Experience providing library services to off-campus, non-residential students in online courses, or some combination of those elements
  • Experience managing a budget in excess of $30,000
  • Participation in professional library organizations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience as a library director
  • Ten years of professional library experience
  • Experience collaborating with TRIO programs or other similar programs intended to amplify the higher education experience of at-risk students
  • Experience working with students older than the "traditional" college age
  • Experience working in a consortial environment, including cooperative buying clubs and/or shared catalogs
  • Participates in professional and scholarly organizations through presentations and/or publications

Salary: mid-50Ks to low 60Ks

To Apply: Please apply online at https://maine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=41800&job=director-of-library-services&collection=true

Review of applications will begin July 14, 2017. Materials received on or after that date will be considered at the discretion of the university. We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.

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Collections Services Associate, McKillop Library, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

About Salve Regina University:

Salve Regina University, ranked among the best institutions of higher education in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, is a comprehensive Catholic University located in scenic Newport, Rhode Island. Salve Regina offers challenging academic programs in a highly supportive environment and an innovative core curriculum that provides students with a solid foundation and broader perspective. The historic, 75-acre campus enrolls approximately 2,500 men and women and offers Associate, Baccalaureate, and Master's degrees, the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study, and two doctoral programs.

Job Description:

BASIC FUNCTION

Supports the library collection services functions of acquisitions and cataloging of library materials in all formats to make them accessible to the Salve community.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES

Manage the acquisition functions of ordering, receiving, invoicing, fund and vendor maintenance.

Manage the cataloging functions and database maintenance of the catalog for all physical materials.

Maintain quality control of the library holdings in the OCLC catalogs.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Oversee the serials function (including updating our holdings in OCLC) and the maintenance of government publications

Oversee the copy cataloging of gift books and plating gift books.

Compile and analyze statistics as needed and create monthly reports.

Serve as library liaison to selected academic department(s)

Serve as selector in assigned areas of the library's collection.

Participate in library public services activities.

Serve on library and university committees as assigned.

The incumbent may be required to load and unload library materials on book carts, place library materials onto shelves, pack or unpack materials from boxes.

Requirements:

Bachelor's degree, previous library experience with automated systems and cataloging required.  Accounting background preferred

Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail required.

Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong commitment to public service, and ability to work with diverse users and staff required.

Must be able to lift and carry at least thirty (30) pounds.

Additional Information:

This is a full time, salaried position.

Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including:

  • health and dental coverage
  • life insurance
  • long-term disability
  • 403B plan
  • tuition benefits and more

Salve Regina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online for any open staff and faculty positions by providing a cover-letter and resume. Pre-employment background checks and reference checks are required of successful candidates. Salve Regina University participates in E-verify.

Apply Online:  https://salve.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=85517

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Elementary Librarians, Florence­ Roche & Swallow Union Elementary Schools, Groton & Dunstable, MA

The Groton­-Dunstable Regional School District seeks two high­performing Elementary Library/Media Specialists to join the dynamic teams at the Florence­ Roche and Swallow Union Elementary Schools. We are seeking a 1.0 candidate for each school. Ideal candidates will bring with them a vision for library and media services and will help to develop a Makerspace and rich, engaging programming in the library.

In addition, a successful candidate will perform the following functions:

  • Supervise and support a library paraprofessional
  • Design, teach and assess learning experiences that incorporate inquiry learning, information literacies in their formats, critical thinking and self­assessment with the support of a library paraprofessional
  • Promote a love of reading and lifelong learning
  • Promote instructional technology to improve learning
  • Design and manage a Makerspace to help foster students' creativity
  • Foster a creative, flexible environment so that the school library and the Makerspace are essential components of the learning community
  • Develop and maintain resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners we have in our district, and the instructional strategies of the school community
  • Cooperate and network with other libraries/agencies
  • Establish procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing of resources in all formats
  • Evaluate, promote and use existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning
  • Promote the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property Minimum qualifications
  • Appropriate license or eligibility for license from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Preferred qualifications
  • 3 years of experience preferred. Area Groton­Dunstable is a PreK­12 regional school district with an enrollment of approximately 2,500 students, 35 miles northwest of Boston, conveniently located near Interstate 495 and Route 3.

The district features a dynamic leadership team, an outstanding faculty, and a supportive parent community. The towns of Groton and Dunstable are are unique in their own way with Groton being the home of a quaint downtown area that boasts history and fine dining while Dunstable holds onto much of its rural charm complete with several working dairy farms in the community.

Groton­-Dunstable Regional School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

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

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

Job Description:

The Teen Services Staff Librarian is responsible for planning, developing, promoting, and providing services to Teens (ages 12-18). 
The G.A.R. Memorial Library seeks a creative, enthusiastic individual for the position of Staff Librarian for Teen Services.

In addition to circulation, reference, and reader's advisory, other duties may include:

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

Schedule:

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


Qualifications:

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

To apply:

Priority consideration for applications received by 6/30/17, open until filled.

Email resume and a compelling cover letter when you apply to: 
Susan C. Babb, Director 
G.A.R. Memorial Library 
490 Main Street 
West Newbury, MA 01985 
Fax: 978-363-1105 
Email: sbabb@westnewburylibrary.org 

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Call for Papers - ALISE/ School Library Connection Research Excellence Award

The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE),Libraries Unlimited's School Library Connection, and the ALISE School Library SIG (Special Interest Group) proudly announce the ALISE/SLC Research Excellence Award. This award provides $1,500 and a complimentary one year subscription to School Library Connection and reVIEWS+ to recognize an outstanding paper reporting innovative research in school library services to young people. Research papers are invited on research related to the impact and influence of school library programs on student learning, and other issues pertaining to school library programs and services.

Details regarding the paper, including the link for submissions, is available at:

https://ali.memberclicks.net/alise-school-library-connection-research-award

The deadline for submissions is September 22, 2017.

All presenters will be required to register for the ALISE 2018 conference.

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Junior Records Project Analyst, Loring, Wolcott & Coolidge, Boston, MA

Position Summary

The Junior Records Project Analyst will support records management projects on behalf of the Loring, Wolcott & Coolidge office's Information team as well as support all of the team's records management responsibilities. Integrity, discretion, and respect for confidential information are absolutely essential.

Responsibilities:

  • Ability to support projects of varying size with guidance, and other duties as assigned
  • Participate in committees and teams established to implement new or ongoing initiatives. 
  • Assist in litigation holds and requests conferring with the Compliance department and management.
  • Establish relationships with the business units to understand their processes related to document archiving, scanning and retention.
  • Prepare, scan, and index office documents utilizing the office scanning procedures into the document management system in a timely manner.
  • Research and assist in the development of records retention schedules with business users.
  • Transfer records into archival boxes or files, index the contents into inventories, and bar code the boxes or files for submittal to a commercial vendor. 
  • Initiate sending or retrieval of archival boxes and files with the office's document storage vendor and facilitate our document shredding pickups and deliveries. 
  • Support the annual destruction process for the office, both paper and electronic.
  • Maintain inventory logs for offsite and onsite records to properly track document storage and retention.
  • Follow-up on borrowed materials according to a set schedule.
  • Proactively support individual departments in the office in routine records management activities and special projects.
  • Propose and implement enhancements to the electronic and paper based programs, both on and offsite, and foster best practices and maintain procedures within records management.
  • Support other Information Team members in their areas of responsibility.

Education and Experience:

  • Recommended 1-3 years previous working experience in an investment, finance, banking, or professional services envir