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

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, MA

 

Research Room Internship, 18-RR-02

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

 

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

 

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

 

Applications will be accepted until midnight May 20, 2018 (timestamp). 

To apply, please send in the following documents:

  • Completed Intern Application Form
  • Unofficial College Transcript
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Cover Letter
  • Résumé

 

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

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Media Resources Assistant, LAC Group, Washington DC

LAC Group seeks candidates for a freelance/part-time Media Resources Assistant position in Washington DC with one of the top national television network news organizations. The position will be 16 hours per week for the Saturday/Sunday shift (initial training will be during the week).



RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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
  • Manage daily order processing, content and research requests and other tasks in the support of the daily ebb and flow of physical and digital assets into and out of the media production, broadcast and archive environments.
  • Screen various video formats for content and to identify persons, places and other relevant information to the news archive
  • Create and affix labels, process orders for footage and transcripts as well as physical and digital media assets
  • 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.


QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1-3 years of related experience in research/records/database management or similar experience.
  • Experience with digital media asset tools and technologies is a plus.
  • Experience with non-linear editing systems (ie. Avid NewsCutter, Final Cut Pro, etc.) is also a plus
  • Must have a good knowledge of historical and current events


SKILLSET

  • Able to work autonomously
  • Computer proficient and be willing and able to learn and use a proprietary digital asset management system quickly and efficiently
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills and the ability to quickly react to requests for information
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, with the ability to follow instructions, maintain work and productivity schedules and benchmarks
  • Punctual, reliable and committed to adhering to the work schedule provided
  • Follow instructions and work within a team but also capable of working independently
  • Work well under pressure
  • Able to read, write and speak English fluently and accurately and must have excellent spelling skills
  • Strong attention to detail


This position will be primarily scheduled to work Saturday and Sunday but may also require other shifts as coverage and events require.

To apply, visit: https://goo.gl/nY2wvY

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Library, Media & Information Specialist, Norwell Middle School, Norwell, MA

Norwell Public Schools has a job opening in September for a Library, Media and Information Specialist in the Norwell Middle School. 

For more information, click here.

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Library Media Specialist, Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, Cambridge, MA

Extended Term Substitute, Library Media Specialist (Sept. - Dec. 2018) (PS 0478), Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, Cambridge Public Schools

Overview:

The Library Media Specialist (LMS) works in a team with another professional LMS and a paraprofessional support person to provide library services to the students of a large urban public high school. Information literacy and research skills instruction is provided through collaborative planning and implementation of lessons with classroom teachers. The LMS is an integral member of the faculty and participates in department level curriculum planning.

Under the supervision of the Principal and the Assistant Director of Library Media Services, the Library Media Specialist will work:

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

Roles and Responsibilities

Teacher:

  • Collaborates with classroom teachers as partners in the instructional process to develop and implement research lessons and units that incorporate inquiry learning, information literacy, critical thinking and self-assessment
  • Evaluates, promotes and uses existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning
  • Promotes a love of reading and lifelong learning through Reader's Advisory, 'book talks' to classes, attractive book displays, online promotion and engaging bibliographies
  • Provides and plans professional development

Leader:

  • Collects and analyzes data to improve instruction; demonstrates correlations between the SLP and student achievement
  • Serves on decision making teams, school improvement and accreditation activities; presenting at meetings
  • Advocates for SLP through an effective public relations program
  • Benchmarks the SLP to school, state, and national standards
  • Stays current in professional practices, educational research; maintains active professional memberships
  • Participates in the recruiting, hiring, training and supervising of library staff and volunteers; evaluates support staff
  • Administers the SLP budget to support program goals

School Librarian:

  • Fosters a creative, flexible environment so that the school library is an essential part of the learning community
  • Develops and maintains a resource collection appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the instructional strategies of the school community
  • Maintains an organized and welcoming facility that helps students become independent users of the library
  • Maintains SLP webpage
  • Promotes the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property           
  • Provides resources that promote independent reading and writing in a variety of genres
  • Coordinates and supports special events and programs such as: Black History Month speakers, guest authors and illustrators
  • Cooperates and networks with other libraries/agencies

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree or higher required. State certification as a School Library Media Specialist preferred. Completion of a teacher preparation program/educational degree preferred. At least three years of teaching experience or equivalent in the field of school library science preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills. Experience in an urban setting is highly desirable. Strong background in young adult literature. Familiarity with automated library system; proficiency with technology tools. Excellent leadership, communication, and organizational skills.

Salary: Cambridge Education Association Unit D Salary

Apply online at http://www.cpsd.us/departments/human_resources

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Research Analyst, Mintz Levin, Los Angeles, CA

Job Title: Research Analyst

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Law Firm: Mintz Levin

Please Apply Online: https://careers.mintz.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=3

 

Job Description:

The Research Analyst will perform a variety of research functions to support our research services team, with most activity providing support to the business development efforts of our Los Angeles Office Litigation practice. Specific assignments including due diligence, news, business intelligence, case law and litigation docketing activities. This position will report to our Director of Research Services. 

 

This position is a full time position. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Collect and read docket reports, identify judge, party names, and company names.
  • Perform research of biographical information on judges.
  • Provide business intelligence on company revenue and company contacts including General Counsel.
  • Utilizing multiple internet and database resources, locate biographical information on General Counsel including phone numbers and other relevant contact information.
  • Navigate State court websites to obtain docket attachments even those that are not available electronically relevant to court cases and hearings.
  • Maintain accurate records of materials.
  • Under the direction of a more senior person, responds to questions or research issues accurately, and in a timely and cost-effective manner using a variety of resources.
  • Participates in formal orientation and training sessions.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required.  MLS degree preferred and/or currently working towards this degree.
  • 1-year experience providing research and reference in a law firm or corporate environment.  Law firm experience is strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with legal titles, legal research resources, library technologies, including software and products used for communication, research and knowledge sharing. Experience using Hoovers, Courthouse News, CourtLink, and Pacer services and ability to navigate State court websites.
  • Ability to prepare reports, executive summaries, and other correspondence necessary to communicate research results.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, including business-writing skills.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to execute through to completion.
  • Creative problem solving skills, reasoning ability and logical thought process.
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize competing demands and meet various deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to professionally interact and collaborate with colleagues at all levels.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Outstanding sense of customer service.
  • Enthusiastic, proactive and positive attitude.
  • Ability to handle confidential matters with discretion.
  • Must be self-motivated to produce quality work.
  • High level of integrity and honesty.
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint. Ability to quickly get up to speed and master new applications and software is critical.
  • Flexibility to work overtime when necessary.

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Lake Superior Libraries Symposium 2018: ACT

Lake Superior Libraries Symposium 2018: ACT

The organizers of the Lake Superior Libraries Symposium (LSLS) invite Lightning Round proposals for our seventh annual conference to be held on June 8, 2018 at the University of Minnesota Duluth Kathryn A. Martin Library. The lightning round session will be held after lunch and presented to the entire group. Lightning round presentations will be 8-12 minutes in length.

This year's theme, ACT, invites attendees to tell stories of action. Although the theme is one word, the frame for ACT is Advance Challenge Transform. How do our actions as library workers advance, challenge, and transform the profession and the communities we serve? At LSLS18, we will share and celebrate the day-to-day practical work we do that often does not get recognition at conferences, and hopefully in doing so will empower each other to ACT.

Possibilities for presentation topics include:

Advance

What not-so-glamorous big projects have you completed that you're proud of? What tips and tricks do you have to share about getting stuff done? How does your library employ data-driven decision making? When is a time that you felt like you had a mic-drop moment in the library? What empowering stories do you have about working with your community?

Challenge

How have you challenged stereotypes and prejudices through programming? What steps have you taken to challenge the idea of what a library is and what it can do (e.g.

open mic nights, social worker assistance, dental service, etc.)? How have you faced and learned from failure? How has your library faced and learned from challenges?

Transform

How does your library transform the lives of your patrons and community? What initiatives are aimed at meeting the needs of traditionally under-served communities? How can we practically adapt to change? How does your library approach accessibility?

Successful lightning round presentations will be applicable to many types of libraries and showcase effective and innovative practices. All presenters will receive a discounted registration rate of $25.

Lightning round presenters should submit proposals here. All proposals should be submitted by Friday, April 28th. Presenters will be notified of acceptance in early May.

LSLS allows library staff to share their expertise, learn from their colleagues, and network to develop a stronger community of information professionals. Staff from all types of libraries are encouraged to attend. The event is organized and supported by library staff and educators from Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin; for a full list of our supporters, see https://lakesuperiorlibrariessymposium.com/about/supporters/.

For questions about proposals and submissions, please contact lslsorganize@googlegroups.com.

A complete listing of speakers, agenda, and costs will be released in April.

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Henry Luce Curatorial Fellowship, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Job Summary (Overview)

The RISD Museum invites applicants to apply for the Henry Luce Fellowship in Decorative Arts and Design. The position will begin on August 20, 2018 and conclude in August 2019. The fellow will assist the Museum's Decorative Arts and Design department with the preparations for an upcoming exhibition on design innovation in late 19th and early 20th century manufacturing.

Through mentorship and professional-development support, the fellow will develop the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to make important contributions to the museum field.

Job Qualifications Required

The fellowship is an academic-year position open to students currently enrolled in a degree-seeking graduate program who are considering curatorial work in decorative arts and have an interest in the roles museums play in an increasingly diverse society. Applicants should have an interest in a curatorial career; academic experience related to decorative arts and design, material culture, American studies, or related areas; and strong research and writing skills. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to fostering the understanding of works of art in a museum context; excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; and the ability to work independently as well as collegiality.

Job Qualifications Preferred

Cultural competence, collaborations with diverse communities, or other areas of experience or expertise that support the stated goals are highly desirable.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants who submit their materials by June 1, 2018 are assured full consideration.

Please provide the names of 3 references with contact information to the tab labeled "Letter of Recommendation." (In doing this, it is not necessary to complete the reference section)

Students who are not U.S. citizens must have the appropriate work authorization that is valid through the conclusion of the fellowship term to be considered for this position.

EEO Statement

RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

For more information, click here.

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Librarian, Metadata & E-Resources Management, UConn Law Library, Hartford, CT

The University of Connecticut School of Law Library, located in Hartford, seeks forward-thinking applicants for the position of Metadata and E-Resources Management Librarian/University Librarian I or II.

Reporting to the Head of Technical Services, the Metadata Librarian is responsible for describing and providing access to all library resources to all the students, faculty, and staff of the Law School and the University.

Duties will include: cataloging metadata in all formats; batch loading print and electronic collections from library vendors; coordinating the technical services' workflow of electronic resources; managing the library's EZ Proxy system; monitoring usage statistics for vendors and databases; performing authority work; performing original cataloging; developing new approaches to metadata processes; implementing metadata standards to support discoverability of library collections; and other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate may represent the library on law school and university committees.

Please see www.jobs.uconn.edu search #2018508 for more information and to apply.

 

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Archives Assistant, Ghost Army Legacy Project, Salem, MA

The Ghost Army Legacy Project (ghostarmylegacproject.org) is a small non-profit in Salem, MA, dedicated to preserving and honoring the legacy of the WWII deception unit known as the Ghost Army.

We are currently looking for a part-time archives assistant (8 hours/week)  to help with several ongoing projects.

Work includes accessing new donations to our archive, cataloging current donations, and otherwise helping to manage the archive. The archivist will work with Rick Beyer, President of GALP. The archivist must have training in basic archive practices be familiar with the Past Perfect computer program.

The schedule is flexible.

Undergraduate and graduate students looking for archive work experience are encouraged to apply.

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Project Archivist, Franco-American Collections, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH

Project Archivist (Temporary, Part-time), Franco-American Collections, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH

 

The Archives and Special Collection department of the Geisel Library at Saint Anselm College seeks a part-time (20-29 hours/week) Project Archivist for processing an archival collection documenting Franco-Americans in New England.

 

The anticipated start date for this temporary (approx. 8 months) project position is the week of July 9, 2018. Work on this project will be accomplished during the hours 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 

Scope of Work

The Project Archivist will be responsible for processing a collection of materials created and collected by the Association Canado-Américaine (ACA), a former fraternal benefits society, and others in Manchester, New Hampshire. This collection contains approximately 600 cubic feet of unprocessed and underprocessed materials in a variety of formats documenting the social, political, and religious contributions of the Franco-Americans in New England.

 

Responsibilities

The Project Archivist will survey and inventory the collection; arrange, describe, and perform basic preservation on archival materials; organize and reshelve materials in the storage area; and perform other duties as assigned.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited institution with a concentration in archives and records management; students currently enrolled in a graduate degree program with relevant experience may be considered.
  • Reading knowledge of French is required. Fluency is preferred.
  • Experience processing archival collections. Experience processing archival collections in French is preferred.
  • Excellent writing, communication, and computer skills.
  • Knowledge of DACS and familiarity with MARC.
  • Experience using collection management software such as Archivists' Toolkit or ArchivesSpace.
  • Demonstrated consistent accuracy and attention to detail while maintaining a very high level of productivity.
  • Ability to lift and move boxes up to 40 lbs. and stand for long periods of time.

 

Compensation

This is an hourly position. No benefits are offered. Rate is commensurate with experience.

 

Application:

Please submit the following:

  • Cover letter expressing interest in this position and outlining relevant experience, including French language skills.
  • A resume or CV of education and employment history.
  • Three professional references, including current phone, email addresses and affiliations.

 

To apply, please visit: https://www.anselm.edu/hr

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​Production Specialist, Simmons College, Boston, MA

TITLE: ​Production Specialist

SUPERVISOR: ​Kristen Palson

DEPARTMENT: Simmons Online

EXT: ​x2649

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
There are three components to this position:

  1. Simmons Moodle Production Specialist
  2. Research and test new technology and its application for education
  3. Video production and post­production assistance

Job Tasks:
Production Specialist [Approximately 60% of time]

  • Tasks include Moodle course production. Assigned work by the Production Coordinator they will perform all the necessary tasks to ensure the online course is ready for Q/A testing.
  • Other Simmons production duties may also be asked of you on a case by case basis (i.e. production of Simmons online tutorials etc.)
  • Work in collaboration with the instructional design team and faculty members to design, create, and deliver online course material
  • Format web pages using basic HTML skills
  • Research and data gathering on an as needed basis

Research and Testing [Approximately 15% of time]

  • Primary and secondary research and data gathering
  • Testing (click­thru) of all online courses
  • Testing and experimenting with new online teaching technologies
  • Video production and post­production assistance [Approximately 25% of time]
  • Assist with set up and breakdown of video equipment
  • Download files after shot and label and store correctly
  • Camtasia editing as needed (no prior experience necessary)
  • Uploading and cataloging of video files
  • Closed captioning of video

QUALIFICATIONS: ​The qualified candidate will possess overall advanced computer skills including desktop support, exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills, a general understanding of the technology environment at Simmons, especially Moodle and other classroom technology. The right person will have the ability to
work with minimal supervision but side by side with a faculty member as a support resource, not as a student. In addition this person must be a quick thinker and comfortable troubleshooting.

HOURS: 15­20 hours/week

  • Flexible enough to be called­in as a video assistant with advance notice

PAY RATE: $20 per hour

CONTACT:​​ Send resume to gardnej@simmons.edu

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Multiple Openings, New York Public Library, New York, NY

The NYPL (New York Public Library) is seeking Children's Librarians, Young Adult Librarians, and Adult Librarians. 

Apply today and interview next week, Tuesday, May 1, on campus with the team from the NYPL!
Please send a resume and cover letter to Irene Moulketis, irenemoulketis@nypl.org, to apply for these open positions. Interviews will be held on the Simmons College Boston Campus on Tuesday, May 1 throughout the day. 
To view all open positions with the NYPL visit https://www.nypl.org/careers

 

NYPL Job Openings

Children's Librarian

Job Description

Under the supervision of the Library Manager, the Children's Librarian engages children through collections, services, and programs in ways that allow them to follow their interests and discover new ones.

The Librarian: Conducts outreach to and develops partnerships with community-based organizations, schools, daycare centers, and community groups that target children to promote the Library's services, collections, specialized programs, and resources

Facilitates group and family visits to the Library to enhance the reading skills of children

Actively and continuously promotes our collections and reading through readers advisory, staff picks, recommendation lists, blog entries, author talks, book discussions, and other innovative ways, both on site and online

Provides reference services and resource recommendations using print, media, and digital resources

Collaborates with the Youth Educational Services Department to develop, promote, and facilitate innovative programs to build literacy and a love of reading to meet the expressed and anticipated needs of the community's children, parents, and childcare providers, including storytimes and other early literacy programs, visual and performing arts programming, STEM programs, summer reading events, and a variety of other programs both within the Library and throughout the community

Partners with the collection development team to shape and maintain the Children's collection, ensuring it is diverse, current, relevant, and meets the needs of the community

Fosters digital literacy and provides age-appropriate technology instruction to children

Develops and maintains content for social media platforms such as Library blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest

Develops and maintains the layout and appearance of the children's space to ensure a safe and inviting area filled with relevant resources

Mentors Library staff in preparing and presenting children's programs

Assists with branch operations, including circulation, fines & fees management, reserves, and opening/closing procedures

In the absence of the Library Manager, may take responsibility for the facility, staff, and operations

Performs related duties as required

Competencies:

Accountability and Professionalism

Customer Service

Collaboration and Teamwork

Job-Specific Knowledge and Skills

Qualifications:

ALA accredited Master's degree in Library and Information Studies and Public Librarian's Professional Certificate issued by the State of New York

Enthusiasm for public service and the ability to work well with a diverse patronage, including children and their parents/caregivers

Experience creating and conducting a variety of innovative programs for children and their parents/caregivers

Knowledge and appreciation of children's literature, audiovisual materials, computer resources, and other materials that constitute a balanced, relevant youth collection, as well as a love of reading

Experience developing, maintaining, and promoting children's collections

Experience building partnerships with local organizations and schools to meet the needs of community users

Demonstrated successful interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills

Successfully demonstrated ability to work as part of a team

Strong organization and planning skills, including the ability to perform multiple projects or tasks simultaneously

Strong computer and other related technology skills, including MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Google applications, PCs, Macs, and e-reader devices

Demonstrated knowledge of computer services, including online searching, social media, and reference resources and databases

Preferred Qualifications:

Foreign languages, such as Spanish, Chinese, French, and Russian

Basic understanding of emerging library technologies, service and programming trends for children, and urban public library issues preferred

Working knowledge of trends in children's literature, youth services, and the profession through webinars, meetings, internal training, conferences, professional literature, and organizational memberships

Physical Requirements:

Lifting up to 15 lbs.

Sitting and standing for periods of time

Daily use of a computer

Work Environment:

Public service library

 

Young Adult Librarian

Description

Under the supervision of the Library Manager, the Young Adult Librarian engages young adults with our collections, services, and programs in ways that allow them to follow their interests and discover new ones.

The Librarian: Conducts outreach to and develops partnerships with community-based organizations, schools, and local businesses to promote the Library's services, programs, and collections

Encourages and facilitates group and individual use of the Library for class visits, research projects, literacy skills, and other resources for teens

Actively and continuously promotes our collections and reading through readers advisory, staff picks, recommendation lists, blog entries, author talks, book discussions, and other innovative ways, both on site and online

Provides reference service and resource recommendations using print, media, and digital resources

Collaborates with the Youth Educational Services Department to develop, promote, facilitate, and evaluate innovative programs to meet the expressed and anticipated needs of the community's young adult population including reading clubs, homework help, instructional workshops, STEM and literacy programs, gaming, summer reading events, maker programs, and a variety of other programs within the Library and throughout the community

Partners with the collection development team to build and maintain the Young Adult collection, ensuring it is diverse, current, and relevant and meets the needs of the community

Fosters digital literacy and provides age-appropriate technology instruction to young adults

Develops and maintains the layout and appearance of the young adult space, ensuring a safe and inviting area filled with relevant resources

Facilitates the work and activities of teen volunteers and teen advisory councils

Develops and maintains content for social media platforms such as Library blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest

Mentors Library staff in preparing and presenting young adult programs

Assists with circulation, fines & fees management, reserves, and opening/closing procedures

In the absence of the Library Manager, may take responsibility for the facility, staff, and operations

Performs related duties as required

Competencies:

Customer Service Skills

Communication

Teamwork

Digital Literacy

Accountability

Qualifications:

ALA accredited Master's degree in Library and Information Studies and Public Librarian's Professional Certificate issued by the State of New York

Experience in a library setting providing information services to teen, including reference and public programming; or an internship in a public library for recent graduates; public library experience preferred

Enthusiasm for public service and the ability to work well with a diverse patronage

Experience creating and conducting a variety of innovative programs for young adults

Knowledge of young adult literature, principles of collection maintenance, and a love of reading

Experience building partnerships with local organizations and schools to better meet the needs of community users

Demonstrated successful interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills

Successfully demonstrated ability to work as part of a team

Strong organization and planning skills, including the ability to perform multiple projects or tasks simultaneously

Strong computer and other related technology skills, including MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Google applications, PCs, Macs, and e-reader devices

Demonstrated knowledge of computer services, including online searching, social media, reference resources, and databases

Preferred Qualifications:

Foreign languages, such as Spanish, Chinese, French, and Russian

Basic understanding of emerging library technologies, service, and programming trends for young adults, and urban public library issues

Working knowledge of trends in young adult literature, educational and development needs, youth services, and the profession through webinars, internal training, meetings, conferences, professional literature, and organizational memberships

Physical Requirements:

Lifting up to 15 lbs.

Sitting and standing for periods of time

Daily use of a computer

Work Environment:

Public service library

 

 

Adult Librarian

Description

Under the supervision of the Library Manager, the Adult Librarian engages adults with the collections, services, and programs in ways that allow them to follow their interests and discover new ones, both on site and online.

The Librarian: Conducts outreach to and develops partnerships with community-based organizations, city support agencies, adult educational institutions, and local businesses to promote the Library's services, programs. and collections with a focus on adults

Actively and continuously promotes our collections and reading through readers advisory, staff picks, recommendation lists, blog entries, author talks, book discussions, and other innovative ways, both on site and online

Provides reference service and resource recommendations using print, media, and digital resources

Collaborates with the Adult Educational Services Department to develop, promote, facilitate, present, and evaluate innovative programs to meet the expressed and anticipated needs of the community's adult population, including book discussions, author talks, technology classes, financial literacy sessions, arts and wellness activities, and a variety of other programs both within the Library and throughout the community

Partners with the collection development team to build and maintain the adult collection ensuring it is diverse, current, and relevant, and meets the needs of the community

Fosters digital literacy and provides technology instruction

Develops and maintains the layout and appearance of the adult space, ensuring a safe and inviting area filled with relevant resources

Develops and maintains content for social media platforms, such as Library blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest

Mentors Library staff in preparing and presenting adult programs

Assists with circulation, fines & fees management, reserves, and opening/closing procedures

In the absence of the Library Manager, may take responsibility for the facility, staff, and operations

Performs related duties as required

 

Competencies:

Customer Service Skills

Communication

Teamwork

Digital Literacy

Accountability

Qualifications:

ALA accredited Master's degree in Library and Information Studies and Public Librarian's Professional Certificate issued by the State of New York

Experience in a library setting providing information services to adults, including reference and public programming; or an internship in a public library for recent graduates; public library experience preferred

Enthusiasm for public service and the ability to work well with a diverse patronage

Experience creating and conducting a variety of innovative programs for adults

Knowledge of literature for all ages, collection maintenance principles, and a love of reading

Experience building partnerships with local organizations to better meet the needs of community users

Demonstrated successful interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, including public speaking and presentation skills

Successfully demonstrated ability to work as part of a team

Strong organization and planning skills, including the ability to perform multiple projects or tasks simultaneously

Strong computer and other related technology skills, including MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Google applications, PCs, Macs, and e-reader devices

Demonstrated knowledge of computer services, including online searching, social media, reference resources, and databases 

Preferred Qualifications:

Foreign languages, such as Spanish, Chinese, French and Russian

Basic understanding of emerging library technologies, service and programming trends for adults, and urban public library issues preferred

Working knowledge of trends in adult literature, educational and development needs, adult services, and the profession through webinars, internal training, meetings, conferences, professional literature, and organizational memberships

Physical Requirements:

Lifting up to 15 lbs.

Sitting and standing for periods of time

Daily use of a computer

Work Environment:

Public service library

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Library Director, Porter Memorial Library, Blandford, MA

Library Director, Porter Memorial Library

The Porter Memorial Library Board of Trustees is seeking candidates for its next Library Director who can continue to grow community-focused programs and services. Blandford, Massachusetts has a population of 1233 and is in the C/W MARS service area. C/W MARS provides a shared circulation and catalog system, interlibrary loan delivery, technical support and resource sharing. The successful candidate will lead a staff of three (part time), providing service to Blandford and the surrounding area. The Director reports to a 3-member Board of Trustees and is responsible for the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of all library operations and services. The Director will work with the staff, Board, government officials and community stakeholders to align library services with community priorities.

A remodel and expansion of the library is under consideration. The Director should have the ability to oversee that project.

 

The successful candidate will be community oriented, with administrative and supervisory experience; excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to work with a variety of computer programs and databases; ability to work with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or other social media applications. Prior experience working with government officials, budgeting, and grant writing desirable.

  

Part Time

Education: BA /BS, or a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science or related degree.

 

Salary: Negotiable.

 

Closing Date: Open until filled.

 

How to Apply: Resumes will be reviewed as receive. Submit cover letter, resume and the names/contact information of 3 references via email to: Director Search (subject line), Blandford1@yahoo.com 

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Call for Papers: DESIRES 2018

DESIRES 2018: Call for Papers
1st Biennial Conference on Design of Experimental Search and Information Retrieval Systems

http://desires.dei.unipd.it/

28 August - 31 August 2018
Bertinoro, Italy
SUBMISSIONS: April 23, 2018 (EXTENDED)

Dates:
Conference: 28-31 August 2018 
(Tuesday evening welcome reception, Wednesday and Thursday full days + Friday morning)
Submission deadline: April 23, 2018 (AoE)
Notifications: May, 30 2018

***Vision***
DESIRES is a biennial retreat-like systems-oriented conference, complementary in its mission to the mainstream Information Access and Retrieval conferences like SIGIR, ECIR and other conferences focusing on specific aspects of IR such as ICTIR or CHIIR, emphasizing the innovative technological aspects of search and retrieval systems. 

DESIRES gathers researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry to discuss the latest innovative and visionary ideas in the field.  DESIRES is inspired by CIDR (http://cidrdb.org/).

DESIRES mainly encourages papers about innovative and risky information access and retrieval system ideas, systems-building experience and insight, resourceful experimental studies, provocative position statements, and new application domains. DESIRES also welcomes contributions focusing on implementation details, successful or failed reproducibility attempts, technological breakthroughs and new uses of old ideas. At DESIRES running demos/prototypes and war stories are more than welcome. Moreover, industrial and "real-world" experiences play a central role in DESIRES. For instance, papers discussing how well-established research ideas are implemented and used by industries and in commercial products are encouraged.


***C4P***
DESIRES is a single-track conference. To encourage authors to submit only their best work, each person can be an author or co-author of only a single paper or demo. That is, authors can submit only 1 (one) paper. 

DESIRES invites three kinds of contributions: 

  • Papers (up to 6 pages). Papers usually lack rigorous frameworks, simulations of performance, or prototype implementations but present a radical departure from conventional approaches that enables new applications. Accepted full papers will typically be presented in 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions and discussion. There will be a discussant for each paper that will read the paper in advance and prepare questions (plus questions from the audience).
  • Prototypes (up to 6 pages). The prototype descriptions generally are a detailed report on successes and mistakes. Accepted prototype papers will typically be presented in 10 minutes with 5 minutes for questions and discussion.
  • Abstracts (1 page). Ideas that are too half-baked for a paper or demo proposal are good candidates for an abstract. Any author of a paper or prototype demo may additionally submit one abstract. Abstracts are expected to have a single author. Accepted abstracts are allocated 2 minutes in a gong-show style.


Format: ACM SIGIR classic format
https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template-16dec2016

Publication: The accepted (and presented) papers will be published as CEUR-WS proceedings freely available on-line: http://ceur-ws.org/ (Indexed by DBLP and Scopus). Modified or incremental versions of the papers included in the DESIRES proceedings can be submitted to other venues. The scope of DESIRES is discussing ideas, not tying them.

The Call for Papers is also available here: https://easychair.org/cfp/DESIRES2018

***Venue and Organization***
DESIRES 2018 will be held at the University Residential Centre of Bertinoro (Ce.U.B.), Italy: http://www.ceub.it/default.asp?id=346#.WQ4LgVPygWo

The Ce.U.B. is active since 1994 in the field of vocational training, conferences, congresses and lectures. Ce.U.B. is a a vocational training centre of the University of Bologna and it is located in the ancient town of Bertinoro (Forlì-Cesena). The Ce.U.B complex is a former fortress (dating back to the 10th century) and an historical landmarks considered one of the most important monumental complex of the Region.

DESIRES 2018 is organized under the Bertinoro international Center for informatics (BiCi) umbrella (http://www.bici.eu/index.html). 

BiCi is an association whose mission is to foster cutting-edge research and advanced education in Computer Science.

DESIRES is sponsored by Bloomberg (silver sponsor) and Google (bronze sponsor).

Keynotes
The first confirmed keynote speaker is Jimmy Lin, Professor and the David R. Cheriton Chair in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo.

(Tentative) Title of the keynote: Rocket Ships, V8, and Other Batsh*t Crazy Ideas in Information Retrieval

A great conference for a small price
We plan to keep the participation price to a minimum. We foresee a registration fee in the 500-650 range comprising accommodation in a single room for 3 nights, breakfasts, lunches, welcome reception, two dinners and coffee breaks. 

All the participants should reside at the Ce.U.B. in order to maximize participation and ideas exchange. There is a limited number of places and the accommodation order is: invited speakers, authors (max 2 people per paper), committees and others. Bertinoro offers two hotels at walking distance from the center that accommodate up to 30 additional people. If we will have more requests we are going to provide accommodation in hotels in cities nearby (3-4Km) plus a shuttle service from and to the hotels.

More info here: http://www.ceub.it/default.asp?id=435#.WQ4Py1PygWo
It is possible to organize a shuttle service from Bologna. It costs 250 for 15 people. 

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Temporary Library Inventory/Material Handler, LibGig, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

LibGig, an LAC Group Company, is seeking Temporary Library Inventory/Material Handlers to work on a project onsite at an LAC Group client, an academic library and museum. The primary role of this position will be to: provide hands-on labor such as lifting and carrying boxes; removing items from shelves, opening, unpacking and packing boxes; loading and unloading materials; packing and shipping and proper storage; and labelling of materials. This is a full-time, temporary position with a flexible schedule lasting for approximately 4-6 weeks. This is a great opportunity for students.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ideal candidate will have had 1-3 years of similar or related experience.
  • Prior experience with inventory or library projects and a library/archive background/education would be helpful.
  • Prior similar or related experience handling sensitive and delicate items in a careful and secure manner
  • Able to follow instructions and work within a team but also capable of working independently and autonomously
  • Must be physically able to lift at least 40 pounds, to push carts up small ramps, to bend, stoop, and to lift items for removal from or placement to shelves of varying heights.
  • Must be able to stand, walk and be mobile through most of the workday
  • Must have demonstrated organizational skills, with the ability to follow instructions, maintain work and productivity schedules and benchmarks with a strong attention to detail
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English fluently and accurately and have good written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be punctual, reliable and committed to adhering to the work schedule provided
  • Must be able to follow instructions and work within a team and also be capable of working independently


To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/FNB8rT

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Library Assistant, LAC Group, Montgomery County, MD

LAC Group is seeking Library Assistants for a temporary assignment (part time schedule) at an academic library in Montgomery County, Maryland. The Library Assistants will provide assistance to patrons by helping them use the computer as needed, staffing the front desk, locating materials, and answering routine questions.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma
  • At least 1-2 years' experience providing assistance to patrons including filing, and/or retrieving books or other library materials
  • Courteous, professional demeanor
  • Ability to follow instructions with exactness and work unsupervised
  • Strong attention to detail and customer service
  • Must be available to work from 9:30 pm to Midnight

Must be available on the following dates:

  • Apr 30 to May 3
  • May 7 to May 10

Must be available to work in one of the following locations

  • Takoma Park, MD
  • Rockville, MD
  • Germantown, MD

To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/FKH7gA

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Systems Librarian, LAC Federal, Bethesda, MD

LAC Federal is seeking a part-time Systems Librarian for a major federal library based in Bethesda, MD. This is a 100% remote position. Expected start June 2018.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with evaluating, testing and comparing features of different tools for a public information website including compliance with Section 508 accessibility standards.
  • Work with client on SEO evaluation of website content including developing web content strategies to promote the website, reviewing and creating content for FAQs, blogs, and other web pages and creating technical procedures and documentation on an internal wiki.


Requirements:

  • Degree in computer science, library & information science or related field
  • 3-5 years providing comparable work including familiarity with health/medical topics
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written, and organizational skills;
  • Must be able to work both independently and as part of a motivated and productive team;
  • Ability to follow rigorous and complex procedures;
  • Must have excellent attention to detail;
  • Ability to work in a database or content management system (training in the system will be provided, but the individual must have a high comfort level with learning systems, inputting data, and searching or using other available tools from the system);
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced environment;
  • Strong critical thinking and analysis skills.


Preferences:

  • Experience working with Medline Plus
  • Experience with health and medical taxonomy


To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/Jw8kPa

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Library Clerk, LibSource, New Orleans, LA

LibSource, an LAC Group company, seeks a Library Clerk for an on-going project in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Clerk will assist with locating, shelving and tagging library materials including applying barcodes and updating online records as needed. Other duties may be required. This is a full-time, benefited position.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Previous experience working in a library technical services environment
  • Previous experience in data entry
  • Excellent typing skills - 50 WPM
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities
  • Ability to lift library materials up to 40lbs on a regular, on-going basis
  • Experience with an integrated library system, preferably Endeavor Voyager

To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/8HHX6p

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Drupal Content Management Specialist, LAC Group, Beltsville, MD

LAC Group is seeking a Drupal Content Management Specialist to work on a food science research and reference team at a major Federal library in the Beltsville, MD area. This is an on-going project renewed annually. This will be a full time (40 hour a week; Monday to Friday) benefitted position.

Job Description:

  • This position will require utilizing a Drupal content management system to update numerous web pages, and will support outreach for food safety program to target audiences locally and nationally through social media, traditional media, partnership development, conference participation, educational, Internet, and other relevant information systems.
  • You will be responsible for managing the research and reference assistance to staff and the general public through a wide range of research techniques, methods, and sources that pertain to human nutrition and food science.
  • You and other staff members will also work with numerous information technology resources and platforms including research and bibliographic databases, content management systems and more to help keep a nutrition-focused web portal up-to-date.




Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor's Degree
  • Drupal 6, 7 and/or 8 (intermediate or better) experience highly preferred.
  • Database management experience preferred.
  • Understanding and experience with the research process and information flow in the food safety research community including knowledge of data collection and evaluation is a plus.
  • Experience supporting the development of analytical reports and other written documents presenting facts, issues, and recommendations.
  • Ability to plan, organize and manage projects, operations and resources.
  • Ability to organize thoughts and to express them clearly and concisely in both written and oral communication.
  • Available 1-2 weeks after selection




To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/QY66nr

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Call for Papers: IoP 2018, Guangzhou, China

The 4th IEEE International Conference on Internet of People (IoP 2018) --The Power of Social Networking and Crowd Computing--

October 8-12, 2018, Guangzhou, China

http://www.smart-world.org/2018/iop/

Internet of People (IoP) represents the mapping of social individuals that refer to people as cyber entities. It focuses on data collection, modeling, and ubiquitous intelligence for a wide range of applications of crowd sourced, Internet-based personal information. The rise of wearable/implant technologies and personal/body area networks has successfully bridged the physical and cyber worlds. Together with these, the emerging social computing and brain science will allow further incorporation of the social and mental worlds into the so-called Hyper World. Due to the pervasiveness of IoP and its impacts on human activity, it has quickly emerged as a hot and important interdisciplinary field.

The 4th IEEE International Conference on Internet of People (IoP 2018) is a premier forum for sharing theoretical, experimental and operational results in the relevant fields. The first IoP was held in 2015 in Beijing, China, and was a great success. The subsequent IoP 2016 and IoP 2017 were also successfully held in Toulouse, France, and San Francisco Bay Area, USA. We welcome original papers presenting the latest research findings and applications on a wide range of IoP topics.

CONFERENCE TOPICS
Social Computing and Social Internet of Things
Mobile Social Networks and Behavior Analysis
Internet of Sensing, Thinking and Creation
Internet of Swarm Intelligence and Games
Human-Centric Computing and Cyber-Physical-Social Systems
Crowd Sensing, Sourcing, Intelligence and Wisdom
Biometric Sensors and Identifications
Brain Information Sensing and Processing
Brain-Computer Interface/Brain-Machine Interface
Internet of Personae, Brains and Lives
Wearable Computing and Implant Technology
Personal/Body Networks and Personal Big Data
Emotion Recognition and Affective Computing
Internet-based Learning and MOOCs
Internet-based Robots and Cyborgs
Internet-based Healthcare, Wellbeing and Wellness
IoP Big Data Processing and Urban Computing
IoP Systems Modeling, Simulation and Optimization
IoP Security, Privacy, Trust, Psychology, Ethics, Politics and Laws


IMPORTANT DATES
Paper Submission Deadline:    April 25, 2018
Authors Notification:         June 25, 2018
Camera-ready Due:        August 8, 2018

PAPER SUBMISSION
A submission is limited to 8 pages for a main conference paper, 6 pages for a workshop or special session paper, and 2-4 pages for a poster in the IEEE format. Please submit at: https://easychair.org/conferences/conf=iop2018.

PAPER PUBLICATION
Accepted papers will be published by IEEE (IEEE-DL and EI indexed). Best Paper Awards will be presented to high quality papers. Selected papers will be recommended to journal special issues. More details can be found at the conference website: http://www.smart-world.org/2018/iop/.

CONTACT E-MAIL: iop2018@googlegroups.com

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Call for Papers: Code4Lib

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 41st issue. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. To be included in the 41st issue, which is scheduled for publication in August 2018, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at http://journal.code4lib.org/submit-proposal or to journal@code4lib.org by Friday, May 11, 2018. 

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 40 issues published on our website: http://journal.code4lib.org.

Remember, for consideration for the 41st issue, please send proposals, abstracts, or draft articles to journal@code4lib.org no later than Friday, May 11, 2018.

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Circulation Assistants, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, MA

Institution: Lucius Beebe Memorial Library

JobSubstitute Circulation Assistants 

 

Duties/Description: Beebe Library seeks library assistants to cover the Circulation Desk during staff shortages and meetings. Successful candidates will thrive in a fast-paced, service-centered environment; administer policies and procedures; be detail-oriented while working with frequent interruptions; and enjoy people. Experience with Evergreen a plus.

 

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

 

Salary: $18.60 - 19.95/hour, based on education and experience.

 

Hours: After training, fill in as needed during library hours: Monday to Thursday 9-9; Friday 9-6; Saturday 9-5; Sunday 1-5. Positions are eligible for Substitute and Sunday hours as available to 19 hrs./wk. maximum. 

 

Start Date: Immediately

 

Closing Date: May 10, 2018

 

Send: Resume and letter of application to

Catherine McDonald, Director

cmcdonald@noblenet.org

Beebe Library

345 Main St.

Wakefield, MA 01880

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Librarian, Adult Reference & Youth Services, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, MA

Institution: Lucius Beebe Memorial Library

 

JobSubstitute Librarians: Adult Reference and Youth Services. 

 

Duties/Description: Beebe Library seeks librarians to cover service desks during staff shortages and meetings. Candidates should enjoy public service to all ages, and be flexible, organized, and detail-oriented. Experience with Evergreen a plus.

 

Qualifications: MLS or MLS candidate. Strong reference and communication skills.

 

Salary: $25.09 - 27.29/hour, based on education and experience.

 

Hours: After training, fill in as needed during library hours: Monday to Thursday 9-9; Friday 9-6; Saturday 9-5; Sunday 1-5. Positions are eligible for Substitute and Sunday hours as available to 19 hrs./wk. maximum. 

 

Start Date: Immediately

 

Closing Date: May 10, 2018

 

Send: Resume and letter of application to

Catherine McDonald, Director

cmcdonald@noblenet.org

Beebe Library

345 Main St.

Wakefield, MA 01880

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Librarian, Adult Access Services, Jaffrey Public Library, Jaffrey, NH

Jaffrey Public Library, located in Jaffrey, NH is hiring a full-time Adult Access Services Librarian, to round out our high-energy team. Jaffrey, NH, best known as home to Mount Monadnock, is an active community of 5,500 residents of varied socioeconomic backgrounds.  The library, located in the town center, is a modern, bustling center of community learning that has experienced record-setting growth over the last fifteen months. The drive behind the metamorphosis, termed the Big Shift, brought disjointed and underutilized library spaces into a cohesive whole, created an intergenerational floor on the main floor, expanded meeting space, and opened up the top History floor, which had been closed for the last thirty years.  The main floor now offers an ever-changing array of literacy based activities, a STEAM focused laboratory for youth, as well as traditional offerings for all ages. If you are looking for a broad range of experience and can handle a lot of activity, we are the place for you.

The Adult Access Services Librarian plays a vital role in providing public access services to adults, including managing circulation, reference, inter-library loan services, and access to technology in a busy intergenerational environment. In addition to front-desk responsibilities, this position designs and implements adult programs to promote digital literacy and foster lifelong learning, and helps to coordinate a robust volunteer program. Although this position has an adult focus, the right candidate will be adaptive and enjoy working with individuals of all ages, as we pride ourselves on a maintaining a family-friendly environment that welcomes diversity.

This is a nonexempt, 40 hour/week, hourly position with a generous benefits package, including health, dental, retirement, sick/vacation time. Hourly rate: $17 - 18, depending on experience. A Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited library school is required. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.  

Please see a complete job description attached, also available on our website: www.jaffreypubliclibrary.org.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and the position will remain open until filled. Submit cover letter, resume, contact information for three references to Julie Perrin, Library Director, via email at jperrin@townofjaffrey.com.

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Digital Scholarship Technologist, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

Digital Scholarship Technologist

One year (12 months) term appointment

 

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 Scholarship Technologist. The Digital Scholarship Technologistdevelops applications and tools to support incoming and ongoing academic research projects, with a focus on building infrastructure to support digital scholarship. In collaboration with stakeholders, identify requirements, develop workflows, and implement digital services solutions for incoming and ongoing research projects and curricular initiatives. Potential projects may include data mining, text analysis and other related digital scholarship methods, consultation on solutions for digital scholarship projects. 

This position is a one year (12 months) term appointment.

Examples of Duties:

  1. Work in close partnership with the Digital Scholarship Center, the Digital Media Lab Unit, and other library departments to prioritize projects, recommend strategies and implement applications and technologies to support digital scholarship services.
  2. Contribute to the development of digital tools and platforms for analysis, visualization, presentation, and reuse of content. Design, program, and/or adapt existing tools in support of digital scholarship.
  3. Analyze client requests to develop specifications for academic programs by applying digital scholarship methods, statistical pattern learning, and digital evidence.
  4. Work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively 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.
  5. Performs related duties as assigned or required to meet Department, Executive Area/Division, and University goals and objectives.
  6. Understands responsibilities with respect to Title IX, Clery and other compliance requirements.
  7. Demonstrates capacity, sill and willingness to engage students and contribute to student success
  8. Works collaboratively with other campus stakeholders to fulfill the mission of Student Affairs and Campus Life.
  9. Understands responsibilities with respect to conflicts of interest and behaves in ways consistent both with law and with University policy.
  10. Contributes toward creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity, and collaboration.
  11. Understands and contributes to implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that is supportive of diversity.
  12. Uses access to sensitive and/or not yet public university related information only in the performance of the responsibilities of position and exercises care to prevent unnecessary disclosure to others.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems.
  2. Two years of application programming and development experience.
  3. Working knowledge or advanced training with OCR, Python, XML and SQL.
  4. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact effectively and work productively to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with a diverse population.
  5. Demonstrated experience with application development in at least one major programming language such as Ruby on Rails, PHP, Perl, and/or Java.
  6. Demonstrated knowledge of development of web applications in a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MysQl, and PhP) environment
  7. Ability to work independently and collaboratively, prioritizing work to meet departmental and library goals. Ability to exercise sound judgment.
  8. Ability to master new information technologies and explain them to others.
  9. Working knowledge of Linked Data principles, preferred.
  10. Working knowledge of Geographical Information Systems, preferred.

 

Professional Staff Salary Administration, Level 26 associated with Level 27.

Please view the hiring salary range at: http://www.umass.edu/humres/psu-salary-ranges   

 

On campus applicants are defined as Amherst Campus non-student employees.

 

Application Instructions:

Please apply at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=96515 and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by May 21, 2018, for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is strongly committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. As part of a commitment to 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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Library Director, North Central Regional Library, Wenatchee, WA

Library Director, North Central Regional Library - Wenatchee, WA

For more information, click here.

North Central Regional Library is seeking an experienced and talented Library Director. This Full Time position is looking for an individual who can provide leadership and continuity to the library. The Library Director plans, manages, and directs the operations, programs, and services of the North Central Regional Library System, which includes branches in Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Grant, and Okanogan counties. This is a chief executive level position responsible for overall management and operations of the Library. The position reports directly to the Library's Board of Trustees. The position is responsible for ensuring that the Library's mission, policies, and practices are in alignment, and that its strategic objectives are being met.

Hiring Process

Completed applications must be submitted online by Monday, April 30, 2018 at 5:00PM. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

All applications must contain the following:

  • A resume not to exceed two pages in length
  • A cover letter clearly detailing relevant work experience and training
  • NCRL application. This will be emailed to you directly after submission of your resume and must be completed and sent back by the application deadline.

To view more about the position or North Central Regional Library, click here.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works with the Board of Trustees to develop vision and mission, to develop policy and strategic objectives, and to create and implement long and short term goals.
  • Manages all areas of Library operations in a manner that ensures efficient delivery of high-quality services.
  • Assesses Library needs and develops a budget using cost saving measures to meet those needs with available resources. Pursues grants and other sources of funding.
  • Remains abreast of current trends and best practices related to libraries and technology.
  • Evaluates efficiency and effectiveness of library services, and develops recommendations for improvement in those areas.
  • Stays abreast of trends, legislation, and regulations which may impact library operations.
  • Presents information orally and in writing to the Library Board of Trustees, other organizations, the media, the public, and others.
  • Works with cities and local governments to build, repair, and maintain relationships that enhance mutual goals and further the library's mission.
  • Serves as a staff representative to the Library Board of Trustees and facilitates Board meetings.
  • Works with managers and the Human Resources Department regarding promotions, transfers, and terminations of staff, as appropriate.
  • Hires, trains, supervises, and monitors performance of library personnel.
  • Promotes public knowledge of and interest in library services and programs, and serves as a liaison to the community.
  • Cultivates skills in collaboration and leadership as they relate to community development throughout the five-county system.

The organization offers a full range of benefits including medical, dental, vision and much more.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Principals only. Recruiters please don't contact this job poster. Do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers.

Qualifications

  • Master's degree (M. A.) in Library Science from an ALA accredited school and a State of Washington Librarian Certificate, or the ability to acquire one within three months of hire.
  • Five to ten years of progressively responsible library administration experience including at least five years in a supervisory capacity.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent organizational skills. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedural manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from the Library Board of Trustees, managers, employees, patrons, and the general public.
  • Ability to administer the activities of a public library system and to supervise the work of others. Ability to develop short and long term plans and objectives. Ability to maintain knowledge of standard library principles and practices, including concepts of freedom of speech, copyrights, collection development, patron confidentiality, censorship, and other issues of library ethics.
  • Proficiency with computers, popular library software, internet, and digital communications.
  • Thorough ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, associates, officials or other agencies, and the general public.
  • Applicants must hold a valid driver's license or possess a suitable means of transportation.
  • Applicants must pass a background and reference check.
  • Spanish language skills are preferred.

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Director, Johnson City Public Library, Johnson City, TN

Johnson City Public Library--a dynamic center for the community! For more information, see here.

The Johnson City Public Library seven-member Board of Directors seeks an enthusiastic, visionary, community-minded leader as its next Library Director. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong leadership skills, exhibit a clear vision and commitment to librarianship, articulate and advocate the Library's strategic directions, provide sound fiscal management and promote collaborative relationships within the Library and throughout the community. The Library, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has an annual budget of $2 million supported by city appropriation with additional county funding. Support is also provided through grants, donations, and the Friends of the Johnson City Public Library. The beautiful 42,625 square foot Library facility is currently at capacity - in 2017, the dedicated staff (31 FTE) provided programs and services to 244,981 visitors and circulated 525,769 items.

Johnson City, located in Northeastern Tennessee nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, is part of the 'tri-cities' region which includes the neighboring cities of Kingsport and Bristol. This is a growing community that is home to the East Tennessee State University campus, an excellent public school system, and top-rated medical facilities. Outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers will find numerous opportunities to hike, bike, raft, ski, climb and seek new adventures. The city is optimally located with easy access to several metropolitan areas and only a few hours' drive to the Carolina beaches. The Library is located on the edge of a revitalizing downtown that includes a wide variety of restaurants, shops and microbreweries. Johnson City is poised for growth and is known for temperate climate and low cost of living -ideal for families or individuals at any stage of life. To learn more about Johnson City, the Library and the position, please visit Johnson City Public Library Links.

Responsibilities: The Director has overall responsibility for the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of Library operations and services including, but not limited to: budget, personnel, collection development, technical and automation services, facilities, and community relations.

Requirements: A Master of Library Science degree is required as well as a minimum of four years of professional library experience. A minimum of three years of library administrative experience is preferred. Other preferred qualifications include: experience reporting to a governing board, successful fundraising/grant writing skills, experience working with budgets, and working effectively with government officials and other public constituencies. See Johnson City Position Description to review the full position description.

Compensation: The position offers a hiring salary range of $65,000-82,000 (dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates via email or phone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or pdf attachments to Karen Miller. The position closes May 13, 2018.

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Teaching and Learning Engagement Librarian, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

The Ohio State University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Teaching and Learning Engagement Librarian to join an innovative, dynamic, and collaborative Teaching and Learning Department that emphasizes undergraduate student success and supports evidence-based instructor development. The person appointed to this tenure-track faculty position will serve as the lead for instructor development programming related to teaching and learning for instructors within University Libraries and across the University in partnership with President Drake's new initiative, the University Institute for Teaching and Learning and other teaching and learning partners. The successful candidate, in collaboration with departmental colleagues, will design, deliver, and evaluate credit-bearing courses offered through the Libraries, paying particular attention to outcomes from the General Education Review process now unfolding at the University and will help to promote the integration and assessment of information literacy across the University. The candidate will work collaboratively with key stakeholders in units across the University, including the University Center for the Advancement of Teaching, Office of Distance Education and eLearning, the Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing, the University Institute for Teaching and Learning, and others. This position is situated within the Libraries' Research and Education division and reports to the Head of Teaching and Learning.

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Responsibilities:

  • Develop and deliver faculty programming in partnership with the University Institute for Teaching and Learning and other teaching and learning partners.
  • Work closely with the Head of Teaching and Learning and others to develop and implement a programmatic approach to information literacy instruction including reviewing the credit-bearing courses offered by the University Libraries.
    • Serve as the primary lead in designing, delivering, and evaluating the University Libraries' credit-bearing courses.
    • Consult with colleagues across the Libraries, including subject librarians, area studies librarians, and special collections curators, in designing and delivering high-quality face-to-face and online instruction.
    • Assist with the delivery of the Libraries' general instruction initiatives targeting undergraduate students, such as the First Year Success Series workshops.
  • Maintain expertise and remain current on topics including information literacy, instructional design, learning theories, information literacy, and learning technologies.
  • Participate in projects of the Teaching and Learning department.
  • Serve on library-wide committees and teams and participate in the faculty life of the Libraries and the campus.

Discover Ohio State:

The Ohio State University's campus in Columbus is the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. The University's main campus is one of America's largest and most comprehensive. As Ohio's best and one of the nation's top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio.

The Ohio State University Libraries is here to support students, scholars, Buckeyes and beyond advancing research, teaching, and learning. We offer educational resources, services, and expertise that opens minds and forwards equity, inclusion, and diversity in the pursuit and sharing of knowledge. Learn about our strategic directions.

Libraries' greatest resource is our faculty and staff. Their expertise produces value beyond the collections and their commitment to continual improvement and innovation is one of the most significant ways University Libraries meets the diverse and evolving information needs of university students, faculty, staff, alongside scholars throughout Ohio and the world.

We provide convenient, ubiquitous resources and services - accessible from your home or office, inside one of our welcoming facilities or wherever your scholarly pursuits lead you. University Libraries gives you access to deep research collections, an extensive offering of online resources, and distinctive special collections of exceptional quality. Our facilities offer work spaces designed to facilitate diverse learning styles and research methods.

As a global leader, The Ohio State University and the Libraries are actively engaged in local, statewide, national, and international initiatives to help shape the future of academic research libraries. These activities and the innovations that result enhance our ability to acquire, manage, and preserve emerging information resources, support knowledge creation, and enable its effective transmission to future learners. Additional information about The Ohio State University Libraries is available at http://library.osu.edu.

Appointment:

This is a full-time, permanent, 12-month appointment. For appointment as a tenure-track faculty member, the candidate will be required to meet university and Libraries requirements for promotion and tenure. Salary, position type, and faculty rank are dependent on qualifications and experience.

Benefits:

All of the benefits available to you reflect Ohio State's commitment to provide high-quality, affordable plans and represent a significant component of your total rewards for working at Ohio State. The University offers competitive benefits in the form of 22 days of vacation, 15 days sick leave, 10 holidays, medical, dental, vision, long-term disability insurance, and life insurance at 2.5 times one's annual salary. State and alternative retirement choices are also available. For a summary of benefits, see:

https://hr.osu.edu/new-employees/benefits-overview

Join Us!

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by April 22, 2018. Please send cover letter, CV, references, and salary requirements to Randall McKenzie at mckenzie.87@osu.edu. Please include Teaching and Learning Engagement Librarian in the subject field.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Required Qualifications:

  • An ALA-accredited master's degree or a comparable graduate degree from a non-U.S. university, reviewed on a case by case basis; or a relevant terminal degree completed by the time of appointment.
  • Experience in developing, delivering, and assessing information literacy instruction, in both face-to-face and online environments.
  • Evidence of effective outreach and delivery of programming to key stakeholder groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and creatively in a collaborative and complex environment and a demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Commitment to librarianship, scholarship, and service which are required criteria to meet University and University Libraries requirements for promotion and tenure. https://library.osu.edu/document-registry/docs/356/stream.

Desired Qualifications:

  • A degree, certificate, or coursework in instructional design, instructional technologies, educational psychology, or related field.
  • Evidence of both professional initiative and flexibility.

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Material Research Specialist, SANDOW, New York, NY

Company Description

At SANDOW, we know the key to being the best is to hire the best. We are looking for passionate, driven, committed talent to deliver exceptional performance.

Working for innovative, groundbreaking brands in an entrepreneurial environment requires a what-it-takes mentality to get the job done. At SANDOW, there is always opportunity to shine and, in return, we reward stellar employees with competitive compensation, attractive perks, and the ability to take on new challenges - even if it is outside your wheelhouse. If you have got the chops, we'll take notice and provide the pathway to grow your career faster than you ever imagined possible.

Want to join us? Keep reading.

Material Bank is a new business unit within SANDOW that is setting out to change the way A&D specifiers get their work done. Using the platform, architects and designers can perform complex searches across hundreds of manufacturers in seconds. Samples can then be requested and delivered the next morning!

If being a part of building a game changing, new business within an established parent company excites you, take a look at what Material Bank has to offer.

Job Description

General Description/Mission of the Role

Material Bank is seeking a Material Research Specialist to work in NYC offices or remotely supporting our New York City Research team.

In this role, the Material Research Specialist will be responsible for material cataloging within a comprehensive database that he/she will help to manage and update. The successful candidate will have a vast depth of knowledge and expertise in identifying materials within specific categories (i.e. textiles, wallcoverings, flooring, etc.) and their attributes.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Evaluate materials and tag related attributes within an online database
  • Assess imagery and collateral information related to each material for accuracy and relevance
  • Maintain and update database by performing continual research

Additional information

About SANDOW:

At SANDOW, we push the boundaries of creativity every day. Our mission is to build smart businesses driven by innovation and designers that deliver powerful products, services and experiences to a highly selective audience. Our brands cater to everyone from the country's most affluent individuals to beauty and fashion enthusiasts, from design experts to design devotees.

Whether it's our beautifully produced magazines, our industry events and conferences or our materials library and consulting services, SANDOW informs, inspires and engages discerning consumers and businesses in design, beauty, fashion and luxury.

Requirements

Qualifications

Required

  • 2+ years' experience conducting material specification and/or researching materials (within a least one core material category)
  • A passion for materials and love for the design industry
  • Have a current and comprehensive understanding of the design and materials industry
  • Skilled in the art of visually inspecting materials and identifying key attributes, such as the brand and type of manufacturing
  • Familiarity with material fabrication and finishing processes
  • Some knowledge of performance and building standards for commercial interiors within the United States or any other region of the world
  • Basic understanding of material ingredients and their environmental and health impacts
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately with an open and adaptable work ethic - flexible to changing priorities and deadlines
  • Detail oriented and highly organized with digital mediums
  • Fluent in English

Preferred

  • Ability to understand and interpret performance test reports
  • Having held a position as a Resource Librarian or as an Interior Designer is a plus
  • Active participation in industry associations, attendance at trade shows, or other industry related organizations

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Director of Libraries, Neuse Regional Library, Kinston, NC

Director of Libraries, Neuse Regional Library, Kinston, NC

Neuse Regional Library seeks an innovative and accomplished Director to oversee eight libraries in three eastern North Carolina counties: Lenoir, Greene, and Jones Counties.

This is a repost. All previous candidates will need to reapply to be considered.

SALARY:

Recruitment salary range $86,000 - $110,000; commensurate with experience and qualifications and a competitive benefits package including an initial relocation allowance and opportunities to travel for professional development.

COMMUNITY:

The region served by the Library offers a very affordable cost of living while remaining centrally located; the Headquarters Library is located 80 miles from North Carolina's culturally-rich capital Raleigh and approximately 60 miles from the Crystal Coast beach resort area. Traditionally an agricultural and manufacturing center, the region is undergoing a shift towards increased tourism and entertainment, exemplified by local destination restaurant The Chef and the Farmer (featured on the PBS series A Chef's Life); nationally recognized microbrewery Mother Earth; and Cutter Creek Golf Club, a PGA-caliber golf course. The region is also rich in history, and local attractions include the remains of the ironclad C.S.S. Neuse, the Richard Caswell museum, and several Civil War battlefields.

DESCRIPTION:

The Neuse Regional Library System is an innovative Regional Library that consistently implements new services and programs to meet the evolving needs of patrons. During the last few years, the Library has introduced mobile hotspots and iPads for circulation by patrons, acquired technology to enhance early literacy for local children, implemented a state-of-the-art RFID system, provided access to new technologies such as 3D printing and digital resources, and greatly expanded STEAM and digital literacy programming for young patrons. The Library has also completely renovated its two largest locations to place a stronger focus on emerging technologies: the Kinston-Lenoir County Public Library in 2008 and the Greene County Public Library in 2012. The Library is well-supported by its community and local leaders place a high priority on library services. The Director of Libraries provides strategic and operational leadership for the Library System while continuously seeking new services to meet the changing needs of patrons. This administrative position works independently while reporting directly to the Neuse Regional Library Board of Trustees, and is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the general activities of the Neuse Regional Library System. The Director of Libraries leads a team of trained professional and paraprofessional staff in ensuring that the Library possesses the personnel, equipment, programs, and facilities to fully identify and meet the needs of local residents. The Director of Libraries determines the financial requirements of the Library System, manages the annual budgets and finances for the Library System as well as its three county Libraries, and supervises the expenditures of these funds.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Performance of periodic assessment of community needs, development of long-range and technology planning, and evaluation of library services in response to these evaluations, as well as regular staff development and training
  • Ensuring that library facilities are inviting to local residents and that patrons feel free to use all libraries in comfort and safety
  • Commitment to innovation, identification and adoption of emerging library technologies and trends, and willingness to explore new projects to better serve patrons
  • Pursuit of alternative and supplementary sources of funding and engagement in creative fundraising as required by special projects, and oversight of the development of grant proposals
  • Establishment of effective working relationships with other governmental agencies and community groups as well as public relations and general advocacy for the Library in the community

QUALIFICATIONS:

A master's degree in library science, library and information science, or an equivalent degree from an ALA accredited institution and eligibility for certification by the North Carolina Public Librarian Certification Commission; a minimum of seven years professional public library experience (including a minimum of at least three years of public library supervisory and/or administrative experience and preferably at least two years of experience as a public library Director); thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of modern library management, techniques, systems, working tools, technologies, and procedures; insightful vision into the future of libraries and their evolving role in the community as well as the changing needs of patrons; strong leadership and supervisory qualities, including exceptional decision-making skills; detail-oriented personality with superior organizational and time-management skills; a demonstrated record of integrity and trustworthiness in all professional activities; considerable financial knowledge and experience with creating, modifying, and adhering to a budget; ability to work well with others and a capacity for fairness and empathy; capacity for problem-solving; excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as public speaking skills and the ability to make presentations on behalf of the Library in a variety of settings; and experience in planning/coordinating special events.

AVAILABLE:

Applications will be accepted until May 15, 2018. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The position will be open on September 1, 2018. Travel costs for candidates invited for an in-person interview will be reimbursed by the Library.

TO APPLY:

For more information about the position, library, or region or to apply online, visit www.neusedirectorsearch.org. Online applications are preferred but applications by mail will be accepted; send a cover letter, resume, and the contact information of four professional references to Search Committee, c/o Neuse Regional Library, 510 North Queen Street, Kinston, NC 28501. Questions or application materials can also be sent to applications@neuselibrary.org.

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Dean, University Libraries, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

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East Tennessee State University (ETSU) seeks applications and nominations for the position of Dean of University Libraries. East Tennessee State University, located in northeast Tennessee, is a state-supported institution serving over 15,000 students. It offers over 230 programs of study in eleven colleges and schools. A description of ETSU, its programs and the region which it serves can be found at www.etsu.edu. The Dean of University Libraries is responsible to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs for providing strong leadership in administration of the Charles C. Sherrod Library. The Dean is responsible for all areas of library management and organization, strategic planning and priority setting, fiscal management, policy and program development, facilities maintenance and planning.

Over the past few years, the Charles C. Sherrod Library has been transformed from simply a 20th century warehouse for books into a 21st-century space tailored for students, faculty, departments, programs and colleges have made the library the center for adademic research and support on campus. Advancement and outreach activities, as well as initiatives such as Digital Commons, support and market the library and the iniversityh to the broader community. Library staff and faculty positions have changed to meet the needs of the university and the community to help us fulfill the vision of the library as an integral partner within the university and the address the needs of the library and the university in the 21st century.

LEADERSHIP

  1. Articulates the role of the library in meeting changing needs of all university constituencies
  2. Establishes marketing and communication channels to promote the library and across the university
  3. Fosters a culture for exploring challenges and opportunities presented by the changing digital landscape
  4. Provides leadership in development of short- and long-range goals, strategic priorities and plans for the libraries
  5. Supports and facilitates a culture of collegial governance within the library
  6. Cultivates partnerships with other ETSU units such as Information Technology, Student Affairs, Academic Outreach, Center for Academic Achievement and the Center for Teaching Excellence
  7. Uses advisory groups of students and faculty to inform library planning and decision-making

ADMINISTRATION

  1. Advocates for the library in institutional processes for planning, budget development, policy development, and decision making
  2. Oversees and allocates resources to achieve library goals, including space
  3. Oversees library assessment and demonstrates use of assessment in strategic planning and budgeting
  4. Oversees personnel evaluation for library faculty and staff
  5. Supports library employee professional development and faculty activities for tenure and promotion

COMMUNITY AND CONSORTIAL PARTNERSHIPS

  1. Secures support for library initiatives through philanthropic cultivation, grants, and other means
  2. Develops positive alumni and community relationships through events utilizing targeted marketing strategies to the broader community
  3. Promotes collaborative and consortial relationships with other libraries on state, regional and national levels

Requirements:

  1. Knowledge of organization and management of personnel
  2. Knowledge of higher education issues and their impact on long-range planning of library collections, services, and spaces
  3. Demonstrated experience managing academic library services as well as diversified physical and digital academic library collections to on- and off-campus patrons
  4. Knowledge of current, emerging and developing information/library technologies, including mobile technologies
  5. Knowledge of academic library and institutional accreditation standards
  6. Ability to communicate and to employ participatory leadership and team building
  7. Knowledge of budget development/management and program development
  8. Knowledge of fund-raising techniques

Minimum qualifications include M.L.S. or the equivalent graduate degree from an ALA-accredited institution; a record meriting tenure and appointment at a senior rank (associate or full professor); minimum ten years of experience in progressively responsible positions in academic librarianship; documented administrative experience in a higher education setting; and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Earned doctorate

Minimum 5 years in higher education administration

Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. The preferred start date is July 1, 2018. Applications including a letter of interest that addresses accomplishments and experience relevant to the position, a detailed CV, and the names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of a minimum of three references should be submitted through the university's electronic application system: https://www.etsu.edu/jobs/

Preliminary interviews at ALA in June 2018.

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Judith Slagle, Search Committee Chair and Dean of the Honors College, slagle@etsu.edu

East Tennessee State University is an AA/EEO Employer. Women and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

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Executive Director, YALSA, Chicago, IL

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YALSA - Young Adult Library Services Association, - a division of the American Library Association, is seeking an Executive Director. YALSA's mission is to support library staff in alleviating the challenges teens face, and in putting all teens ‒ especially those with the greatest needs ‒ on the path to successful and fulfilling lives. YALSA has a current membership of more than 4,800 members.

YALSA brings together key stakeholders from the areas of libraries, education, research, out of school time, youth development and more to develop and deliver resources to libraries that expand their capacity to support teen learning and enrichment and to foster healthy communities.

The Executive Director sets the direction and oversee the operations of YALSA. This position also:

  • Carries out the strategic plans and policies as established by the board of directors;
  • Manages all fiscal aspects of the division, including developing and overseeing a yearly operating budget of over $600,000 and three endowments in excess of $1,600,000;
  • Supervises 3 full time staff, 1 part-time, 1 contract worker, and occasionally, interns and grant funded positions;
  • Supports operations and administration of YALSA's governing board, including sitting ex-officio on the board;
  • Oversees the design, marketing, promotion, delivery and quality of programs, products and services;
  • Seeks out and maintains relationships with promotional partners and corporate sponsors;
  • Ensures that the organization and its mission, programs, products and services are consistently presented in strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders;
  • Maintains a close relationship with ALA and facilitates collaboration with other units in ALA to fulfill YALSA's mission and goals and to support the ALA strategic plan and mission; and
  • Up to 20% travel for this position.

Starting Salary: Negotiable from the high $90's based on experience. ALA offers a comprehensive and valuable benefits package that includes generous paid vacation and retirement annuity.

Closing Date: Consideration of candidates will begin on March 2, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Application Process

In addition to sending in your resume, candidates should include a cover letter outlining the strategic value that they will bring to ALA and YALSA, drawing upon past successes and experience.

Apply online including your cover letter, resume and salary expectations,

OR

Send your cover letter, resume and salary expectations to:

American Library Association

Human Resources Department

Dan Hoppe - Associate Executive Director, Human Resources

Ref: YALSA Exec Dir.

50 E. Huron Street

Chicago, IL 60611

dhoppe@ala.org

The American Library Association is an equal opportunity employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Desired Experience:

  • Management experience in an association or nonprofit environment is strongly preferred
  • Supervision of staff and work with teams
  • Advocacy experience
  • Successful entrepreneurial skills and history
  • Experience developing staff and board members
  • A demonstrated commitment to and experience with Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)
  • Experience in fundraising, grant writing, and generating other, non-dues revenue
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in using social media to communicate, engage others and build support
  • Experience establishing and maintaining partnerships and sponsorships

Core Competencies/Skills:

  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a complex organization
  • Ability to effectively manage time despite multiple requests with competing deadlines
  • Fiscal acuity
  • A passion for supporting youth
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to influence at various levels
  • A passion for YALSA's mission
  • Strategic, innovative, creative, future-oriented thinker
  • Self-starter who is committed to continual self-improvement and growth

Required Education and Experience

  • College degree required, MLIS or other, graduate-level degree is preferred
  • Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential is preferred
  • Minimum 5 years supervisory experience
  • Minimum 15 years overall experience

About ALA

The American Library Association (ALA), the oldest, largest and most influential library association in the world. Founded on October 6, 1876 during the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, the mission of ALA is "to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all." ALA is a membership association comprised of over 56,000 librarians, trustees, friends of libraries, and others.

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Chief Operating Officer, Tulsa City-County Library, Tulsa, OK

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As the former oil-wealth capital of the world, Tulsa is currently considered the cultural and arts capital of Oklahoma. The city features exceptional museums, art deco architecture, world-class ballet and opera, professional and recreational sports and a vibrant music scene. Tulsa regularly attracts the biggest musical acts in the world and nearly all traveling Broadway shows.

Tulsa truly offers all the big-city experiences in a completely different way. No long lines. No huge crowds. No big attitudes. Just plenty to do.

Anywhere you go in Tulsa, you are never far from outdoor leisure. Every part of the city is within minutes of 141 parks covering roughly 8,278 acres, including two nature centers and 66 miles of walking and biking trails. Tulsa features beautiful topography, temperate winters and an extremely affordable cost of living.

Cost of living calculator: http://money.cnn.com/calculator/pf/cost-of-living/

The Tulsa City-County Library (TCCL) has been a valued partner in the Tulsa County community since 1961. As an independent library district, TCCL serves a diverse population of more than 622,000 people, has a dedicated annual operating budget of approximately

$27 million and a robust 501(c)(3) foundation. The library features three ethnic resource centers, a genealogy center and dispenses several unique annual author awards replete with cash prizes, which attract high-caliber authors to Tulsa. TCCL has 24 public and two non-public locations, where more than three million visits take place yearly!

TCCL is truly a 21st century library system. Our Central library has a robust maker space, state of the art digital learning lab, interactive flight simulators, a recording studio and even a Starbucks!

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) provides executive leadership, vision and oversight to the library system. This key member of senior leadership will be charged with strategic and operational oversight of the library's multiple branches, community outreach activities and the Starbuck's store located at Central library.

The COO will design and implement strategies that promote a positive customer experience and provide for continued community growth and sustainability. They will be responsible for implementing policies and programs that promote the library's culture, mission, and values; and will identify trends and new technology necessary to keep the organization relevant over time.

The current salary range is $101,000 to $130,000 per year. A highly competitive benefits package includes an independent retirement plan to which both the employee and City contribute, a multi-option deferred compensation plan, a generous vacation and sick leave plan, 10 paid holidays per year, a flexible benefits plan including multi-option health coverage, dental and vision coverage.

Essential job functions:

  • Serves as a member of the Executive Team (C-Team) to develop overall strategy, manage tactical objectives, and short- and long-term planning for deployment of resources and achieving the Library's
  • Identifies and develops, in conjunction with CEO and staff, innovative best practices using thoughtful investigation and new approaches.
  • Leads management staff responsible for system-wide public services and product management.
  • Responsible for translating high-level vision and strategies to strategic plans for execution by reports.
  • Assists the CEO and the C-Team in the timely execution of enterprise-wide deliverables by monitoring department-level operational plans, encouraging strategic coordination of resources, and by eliminating operational obstacles.
  • Develops appropriate business case justifications and cost/benefit analysis for departmental initiatives within reporting line.

Supports ongoing maintenance and continuous improvement of grounds and buildings.

Qualified individuals must have MLIS and seven or more years of proven progressive operations experience and strategic responsibility in a large library system. Strong analytic skills and a proven ability to effectively manage organizational change is required. Must also have a solid understanding of:

  • information technology
  • building programs
  • customer service
  • product management
  • performance measures

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Executive Director, Bergen County Cooperative Library System, Hackensack, NJ

Lead the Bergen County Cooperative Library System, a dynamic, forward-thinking consortium of 76 public libraries in northern New Jersey (headquartered in Hackensack) as its next Executive Director. Implementing BCCLS's first strategic plan, the new Executive Director, in collaboration with member libraries, will focus on the core values of efficiencies and stewardship of public monies, shared leadership, the wisdom of peer member libraries, and the public it serves. The successful candidate will exhibit superior leadership, communication, advocacy and problem-solving skills, have an intellectual curiosity and be open to new ideas and innovation. With a dedicated, motivated staff of 11FTE and a $3.2 million annual operating budget, the Executive Director will serve BCCLS's member libraries representing four counties (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Passaic) in the areas of marketing, technologies, content creation and political advocacy. Understanding the unique needs of the members and envisioning the future of the organization are vital roles of the next Executive Director.

Bergen County is in the northeastern corner of New Jersey in the heart of the New York Metropolitan area. The County is home to nearly one million residents and enjoys vibrant and diverse business and residential communities. The County includes 9,000 acres of land dedicated to cultural and recreational opportunities including 21 parks, horseback riding areas, 38 museums and historic sites. Bergen County offers an outstanding quality of life, an educated workforce, diverse housing stock, and award-winning schools. For additional information on BCCLS and Bergen County, visit BCCLS Links.

Responsibilities: The BCCLS Executive Director is responsible for all administrative aspects of BCCLS services, staff, and operation. The Executive Director reports to the BCCLS Executive Board and the position is governed by the BCCLS Personnel Manual and an employment contract. Key areas of responsibility are: staff administration; all fiduciary responsibilities; and services and operations with member libraries, vendors, staff, and other key stakeholders. For a complete description, see BCCLS Executive Director Position Description.

Qualifications: Minimum requirements include a Master's Degree in Library and information Science from an ALA-accredited program and a minimum of five years of experience working as a professional librarian in a managerial position in a public library. Preferred qualifications include a demonstrable record of achievement in public library work, proven acuity in financial planning, familiarity with ILS systems, the ability to manage a diverse and talented office staff, the ability to bring together a large group of library directors and trustees to work together for the best interests of the consortium, vision and creativity regarding the changing landscape of library services, and experience reporting to a governing board. Consortium experience is desirable.

Compensation: The starting salary range is $130,000-155,000 with an attractive benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Jobeth Bradbury before the closing date of June 3, 2018.

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Library Director, Galena Public Library, IL

The Board of Trustees of the Galena Public Library is actively seeking a unique individual who will share our vision and who will work collaboratively with us to create a library which simultaneously serves our diverse population and preserves our rich history.

The Galena Public Library is one of the oldest continually operating libraries in the Midwest. For over a century, it has housed a wealth of resources and served a vibrant community.

We seek a Director who will work closely with the Library Board and staff to fulfill the Library's mission in serving the community, and who will administer all library activities and services as directed and outlined in the policies adopted by the Board of Trustees. The director will oversee the budget and manage eleven staff members.

 

Qualifications:

Preferred:

  • A Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school
  • 5 years of experience at a library including some managerial work

Minimal:

  • A Bachelor's Degree
  • 5 years of experience working in a library.

Essential attributes include:

  • energy and enthusiasm
  • excellent interpersonal skills
  • collaboration and consensus-building skills
  • outstanding organizational skills

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Metadata Librarian, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Boulder, CO

The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries invites applications from collaborative and innovative candidates for the position of Metadata Librarian, a tenure-stream position in the University Libraries' Metadata Services Department (MSD). The Metadata Librarian serves on the MSD Management Group and coordinates the operations of the Digital Projects Team that contributes both MARC and non-MARC metadata in support of Libraries' collections. The Metadata Librarian revises descriptive, administrative, and technical metadata, and provides expertise in the development, implementation, and assessment of metadata policies, procedures, and infrastructure to the Libraries while monitoring external developments and changing needs in these areas. The Metadata Librarian develops and implements efficient metadata workflows, engages with stakeholders to identify metadata needs, and develops and provides training. The Metadata Librarian supervises 3 FTE staff, oversees training and performance evaluations, fosters an environment that supports staff professional development, and advocates for resources as needed to position the team for success. The Metadata Librarian may participate in the development of FOLIO, an open-source library services platform; the PCC ISNI pilot project; or other collaborative projects. A significant part of the responsibilities of this position includes research and creative work and service in keeping with the tenure and promotion standards of the University of Colorado Boulder.

The successful candidate will be appointed as a full-time (12 month), tenure-stream faculty member. Appointment rank will depend on professional experience. The minimum starting salary is $51,000. Benefits include 22 working days of vacation, ten paid holidays, liberal sick leave, university group health care plans, group life insurance, TIAA-CREF administered retirement/annuity, and support for scholarly/professional activities. Tenured librarians are eligible for sabbatical leave.

Application: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. It is recommended that applications be submitted by May 9, 2018, in order to receive full consideration. Application must be made online at CU Careers (posting 13222) and must include a letter of application specifically addressing qualifications for the position; CV or resume; and names with postal addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three references. Questions may be directed to Dylan Wiersma, Search Coordinator. The full position description can be viewed at http://www.colorado.edu/libraries/jobs-opportunities.

Direct Link to Apply: https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=13222&lang=en

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Records Manager, Sedgwick County, KS

Sedgwick County Kansas is looking for a new Records Manager. If you or anyone you know might be interested in this position please share this posting.

Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Division of Information Technology & Support Svcs
Job Title: Records Manager
Salary: $42361.28 Annually

To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying. 

Job Description:

Job Objectives:

Manages the County's Records Management program, as set out in the County Records Management Policy. Develops, proposes and implements subsidiary policies to extend the Policy to all types of e-records. Works closely with elected officials and all other customer departments to implement Policy, so as to effectively and efficiently manage records throughout their life cycle, from creation to ultimate destruction or archival retention, and in meeting the diverse needs of citizens, policy makers, management and administrative users for access, preservation and disposal. Presents the Records Management class and maintains class content. Develops new records series and records retention schedules, when needed, together with customer departments, Legal counsel and other stakeholders, and propose to State Records Board for inclusion on State's schedule for local governments. Provides leadership for County inactive physical records storage and archival preservation. May serve as the Freedom of Information Officer for Sedgwick County Government (a role set out in the Kansas Open Records Act) and manage the KORA compliance program with guidance of Legal counsel.

Essential Job Functions:

Manage Records Management programs to cost effectively store, provide access, retain and dispose/archive records consistent with County policy and State law.

  • Seek to reduce physical volumes stored and costs of commercial records storage.
  • Maintain control procedures to restrict access to authorized employees for stored records.
  • Monitor and maintain Courthouse Records Center security access records for KCJIS, HIPAA, PCI-DSS and other purposes.
  • Participate in developing and implementing systems to manage e-records as e-records and apply retention scheduling to e-records.
  • Present the Records Management class twice each year to County and City of Wichita employees.
  • Supervise subordinate staff in operating the Courthouse Records Center and County Archives.

Develop, propose and implement policy, procedures and processes to apply the same standards to e-Records as apply to physical records for retention and disposition.

  • Develop, propose and implement subsidiary policies for managing all forms of e-records consistent with the Records Management Policy, State law and best professional practices.
  • Implement and maintain the revised Electronic Records Systems Validation (ERSV) policy and process to implement Records Management for e-records resulting from scanning paper source materials.

Collect archival records and other materials that tell the story of Sedgwick County Government and make these materials accessible to researchers, both internal and external.

  • Acquire new materials through outreach to County departments and elected offices for preservation and access.
  • Arrange and describe collections through creation of box inventories and finding aids.
  • Preserve existing collections using technologies such as scanning to create accessible copies, while protecting original materials.
  • As requested and when appropriate, provide other community outreach.

Competencies:

Analytical Thinking: Works systematically and logically to resolve problems, identify causation and anticipate unexpected results. Manages issues by drawing on own experience and knowledge and calls on other resources as necessary.

Decision Making/Problem Solving: Breaks down problems into components and recognizes interrelationships. Makes timely sound, well-informed, objective and appropriate decisions. Compares data, information, and input from a variety of sources to draw conclusions. Takes action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.

Presentation Skills: Effectively presents ideas, information and materials to individuals and groups. Effectively prepares and provides structured delivery; facilitates workshops or meetings in a structured manner, can facilitate and manage group process. Is effective in a variety of formal and informal presentation settings; commands attention and manages group process during the presentation; is cognizant of audience response and able to adapt content and style accordingly.

Strategic Planning: Understands how an organization must change in light of internal and external trends and influences; keeps the big, long range picture in mind; builds a shared long-range organizational vision with others. Committed to course of action to achieve long-range goals and influences others to translate vision into action.

Teamwork: Participates as an active and contributing member of a team to achieve team goals. Works cooperatively with other team members, involves others, shares information as appropriate, and shares credit for team accomplishments

Job Standards:

Minimum Qualifications

Educational Requirements: A Master's degree in Public Administration, Political Science, Business Administration, History or Library/Information Sciences or equivalent.

Years of Experience: At least five years progressive experience in public services serving in responsible management and/or administrative roles at any level of government, with at least three years in role(s) directly relevant to Records Management and Archives.

License, certifications, etc.: Must complete training and obtain/maintain license to operate the County Courthouse forklift.

Preferred Qualifications

Educational Requirements: Relevant Master's degree, specifically Master of Library Science (MLS), Master of Library and Information Sciences (MLIS), Master of History with archival training coursework or equivalent. University courses and/or professional seminars in e-records management concepts, issues and best practices, including AIIM professional certificate programs.

Years of Experience: Three or more years of relevant experience in both public and private sectors in environments providing direct experience in actively creating, maintaining and using records. Direct professional work experience in managing e-records.

License, certifications, etc.: Certified Archivist (CA), Certified Records Analyst (CRA) or Certified Records Manager (CRM)

 Physical Requirements of Position:

  • Climbing. Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion.
  • Lifting. Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles.
  • Kneeling. Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  • Pushing. Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
  • Pulling. Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.

Must receive training and obtain license to operate forklift; proficient in Microsoft Suite.

Usual working days/hours: M - F, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location of work:  Sedgwick County Courthouse, 525 N Main

The employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work.)

*Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator, by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.govDo not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.

Vacancy Number: 20001798

Open Date: 4/19/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 5/19/2018 11:59:59 PM

Please apply through HRE Partners. Job description and the instructions to sign up are at the link below. www.hrepartners.com/jobdetails.aspx?id=31030

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Adult & Academic Programs Fellow, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT

Fellowship August 2018- June 2019. Develop and administer programming for adult and academic audiences. The Fellow will conceive, implement, and evaluate a rigorous and broad range of programs designed to provide visitors with meaningful arts experiences surrounding the museum's collections and special exhibitions. Programs may include lectures, gallery talks, concerts, and other experiential formats. The Fellowship will provide an opportunity to participate in all aspects of public engagement in the museum setting, including teaching, exhibition development, and interpretation. In addition, the Fellow will support relationships and develop programs that serve academic audiences, including students and faculty. Experience in the following areas is preferred: public programming; gallery or classroom teaching; excellent written communication skills; public speaking skills; background in educational theory and practice; computer skills, word-processing; and basic office skills.

Please send a resume, a letter of interest tailored to Fellowship, and two letters of recommendation from a professional and/or academic affiliate to: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main Street, Hartford CT 06103, Attn: HR Office or email:hr@wadsworthatheneum.org

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary

 

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Fellowship, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME

The Anne Lunder Leland Fellowship in Curatorial Practice at the Colby College Museum of Art will support a one-year appointment to the Museum, with the possibility of a renewable second year. The position works with all members of Museum staff, with a focus in the curatorial area.

To apply: http://www.colby.edu/administration_cs/humanresources/employment/annelunder_fellow_4_2018.cfm

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Executive Director, Artisan's Asylum, Somerville, MA

Somerville makerspace seeks Executive Director (ED). The ED of Artisan's Asylum will serve as the Chief Executive Officer, responsible for supervising all aspects of the organization's operations, programs, fundraising, public visibility and partnerships, and financial planning. Reporting to the board of directors, the ED will be charged with the strategic leadership of the organization, with clear goals of excellence, operational stability, and membership growth. An organized and resilient leader, this individual will embrace innovation, creativity, and diversity while working to grow the organization's funding and ensuring excellent service to members and the broader community.

Please submit a cover letter and resume with a summary of demonstrable accomplishments (electronic submissions preferred) to: Ms. Wyona Lynch-McWhite, Vice President, Arts Consulting Group, 292 Newbury Street, Suite 315, Boston, MA 02115-2801. Tel (888) 234.4236 Ext. 225. Email ArtisansAsylum@ArtsConsulting.com

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Executive Director, Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, Augusta, ME

The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine (HHRC) is seeking an engaging, compassionate professional to lead the charge as Executive Director. The incumbent will have a personal and professional commitment to human rights matters and a passion for our mission and will play a pivotal role in engaging individuals and communities around matters of human rights, inclusivity, fairness, and respect in Maine. Founded in 1985 by Holocaust survivor Gerda Haas, The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine is a statewide non-profit organization that uses the lessons of history, including the Holocaust and other events of the past and the present to encourage all citizens to reflect and act upon the moral and ethical responsibilities that will help build a more tolerant society. We promote tolerance and respect for human rights in Maine through educational programs, exhibits and events.

Responsibilities will include: Working strategically to increase the donor base and identifying new revenue sources for long-term sustainability; Developing a medium to long-term strategy for the organization's financial sustainability; Improving public awareness of HHRC and its work in Maine; Maintaining and expanding collaborative relationships with partner organizations and funding sources; Utilizing best practice to develop strong board governance. Commitment to and understanding of Maine and Maine culture is important. HHRC offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Please submit resume and cover letter.

HHRC is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, visit: https://kmahumanresourcesconsulting.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0fbu7?cjb_hash=O_qdsz29&apply_now=true

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Director, Connecticut Science Center Hartford, CT

The Director of the Mandell Academy for Teachers will Oversee the development and advancement of the professional learning programs of the Connecticut Science Center. As a member of the Programs management team, this leader will help to set the strategic direction of our programming and build relationships with internal and external partners. This is a Full-Time (40 hours per week) Exempt position.

To view the full job description, please go https://ctsciencecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/JD-Director-of-the-Mandell-Academy-for-Teachers.pdf 

Qualified applicants can apply by sending a cover letter and resume to HR@CTScienceCenter.org and please reference "Director of the Mandell Academy for Teachers" in the subject line by May 14, 2018.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Project Archivist, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Job ID:  2018493

Title:     Project Archivist             

Rank:     Program Specialist II (UCP 7)

Area:     University Archives, Special Collections & Digital Curation

 

The University of Connecticut Library seeks an innovative and knowledgeable individual to serve as Project Archivist. Under the direction of the Head of Archives and Special Collections, and within the larger context of the unit, the Project Archivist is responsible for all activities related to the Maurice Sendak collection and performs the bulk of the work to integrate the collection into the UConn Archives and Library's management and access systems, as well as developing and leading outreach activities related to the collection. For example, the Project Archivist is responsible for developing ideas for outreach and educational uses of the collection; and preparing, mounting, and documenting exhibitions in multiple formats and for multiple audiences. Additionally, the archivist is responsible for managing requests for materials that involve more than reading room access. This includes executing loan agreements and collateral paperwork, and for receiving and returning material to storage, and working with the Literary Agent to prepare material for re-publication.

 

Along with all UConn Library staff, the Project Archivist makes a positive contribution to a culture of inclusion and respect in all interactions within the Library and across the University. This five-year, end-date position is funded by a grant from The Maurice Sendak Foundation and comes with a full benefits package.

 

About the Sendak Collection and the UConn Archives and Special Collections

 

In February, 2018 UConn and the Maurice Sendak Foundation signed an agreement to house and maintain the finished artwork for Maurice Sendak's published books, and as well as manuscripts, sketches, and other related materials created by Sendak, considered the leading artist of children's books in the 20th century. The artwork and source materials for books such as Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen and Outside Over There, will serve as a resource for research by students, faculty, staff, scholars and the general public through the Archives & Special Collections in the UConn Library. Special Collections at UConn include the Northeast Children's Literature Collection, an archive of notable authors and illustrators of children's literature native to or identified with the Northeast and East Coast of the United States, including James Marshall, Tomie DePaola, and Richard Scary. The collection, established in 1989, preserves every aspect of children's book production - from the initial correspondence to preliminary drawings, finished art, dummies, mechanicals, proofs, galleys, and manuscripts.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Plans and executes public outreach activities that highlight collection.
  2. Manages digitization program for the collection.
  3. Collaborates with faculty to integrate collections into undergraduate and graduate courses.
  4. Provides advanced research consultation related to the collection, including responding to reference questions and meeting with researchers one-on-one.
  5. Promotes the collection making use of current tools, such as social media.
  6. Responsible for the receipt and intake of newly acquired materials.

 

 

SHARED EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL STAFF 

  1. Participates in planning and actively contributes to Area and Unit priorities, initiatives, and operations through collaboration and cooperation.
  2. Demonstrates reliable and effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  3. Maintains currency and open communication in ongoing trends and developments related to position responsibilities.
  4. Works effectively in current office applications, software, and communication tools as set by the UConn Library and University of Connecticut.
  5. Exhibits appreciation of, sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse working environment, inclusive of social, economic, cultural, ideological, gender, racial, and ethnic backgrounds.
  6. Performs duties parallel to position responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Master's degree in an academic discipline related to archives and public programming for example, ALA-accredited MLS degree with an archives concentration or a graduate degree in museum studies, fine arts, or public history.
  2. Three years' professional experience in a cultural heritage setting.
  3. Experience in developing outreach programs for a variety of audiences.
  4. Experience in developing digital collections in a library/archives/museum environment.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and diplomatically with a diverse group of researchers, donors and staff.
  6. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Subject knowledge of children's literature of the mid-late 20th century.
  2. Knowledge and experience in managing digital resources and digital repository applications.
  3. Experience working with a children's literature collection in an academic setting.
  4. Knowledge of or experience in publishing, especially in children's literature publishing.
  5. Active involvement in area at the regional or national level in the applicant's area of specialization.

 

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full time, end-date position based in Storrs with an anticipated start date of July 20, 2018. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn and a highly desirable work environment. Salary is dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience. 

TO APPLY

Applications must be submitted online using UConn Jobs at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions. (reference search #2018493) and include a cover letterdetailed resume, and contact information for three professional references.

 

Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to khara.leon@uconn.edu. To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by May 20, 2018. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018493)

 

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on May 20, 2018.

 

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp .

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Librarian, St. Mary's College of Maryland, St Mary's City, MD

Visiting Teaching and Learning Librarian (One-Year) 

The Library, Archives, and Media Center at St. Mary's College of Maryland, invites applications for a one-year Visiting Teaching & Learning Librarian position. The Library seeks an enthusiastic and creative librarian to teach course-integrated information literacy classes in the academic disciplines, as well as in the campus first-year seminars. The librarian will also provide research support to students and faculty, assist in the development of library collections, and serve as a backup at our public circulation desk. This is a great opportunity for a new or early career librarian interested in gaining experience as a liaison librarian in a small, supportive, undergraduate-focused liberal arts environment. This one-year appointment will prepare the librarian for continued successful employment in academic libraries. This 12-month, full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position will begin August 1, 2018.

As an academic department liaison, the Visiting Teaching & Learning Librarian will work collaboratively with librarians and faculty to develop and teach information literacy classes, assess student learning, develop collections, and provide research assistance in Economics and other subject areas. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to explore additional professional interests in this position in the areas of user experience research, web design, outreach and engagement, or any other library-related topics of their choosing.

Required qualifications: Candidates must have completed an ALA-accredited master's degree (or expect to complete their degree before the starting date of employment). Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Preferred qualifications: The successful candidate will demonstrate an interest in information literacy education and teaching, either through professional experience, internships, or coursework; possess the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues; and be dedicated to positively engaging with undergraduate students. Additionally, the ability to perform basic troubleshooting on printers, photocopiers, scanners, digital and analog microfilm readers, and Windows/Mac PC's is preferred, as well as the ability to communicate as needed with IT to resolve issues. Ability to use an ILS (preferably Aleph) to perform circulation processes, including billing, lending materials, and collecting statistics is preferred, but not required.  Familiarity with Springshare products would also be an asset.


About the College
Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary's College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in St. Mary's City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been designated as Maryland's public honors college. With highly selective admissions policies, academically talented students, and a rigorous curriculum, we offer a small college experience similar to that found at exceptional private colleges.  The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and by our proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.

St. Mary's College (www.smcm.edu) embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity. St. Mary's College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including email address), statement of how the applicant's teaching at the College will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity, and contact information for three references.

Applications are being accepted online at: apply.interfolio.com/50041

Questions may be directed to Conrad Helms, Patron Services Librarian, at 240-895-3214.

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

St. Mary's College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

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Consultant, Records Management, SomerStat, Somerville, MA

Title: Parks and Open Space Records Management Consultant

Department: SomerStat

Description/Duties: The City of Somerville Parks and Open Space Division within the Office of Strategic Planning and SomerStat Department are collaborating to inventory existing records for park improvement projects and develop a database that will include key information drawn from these records. These departments also seek to establish an effective system to manage electronic and physical records for the Parks and Open Space Division.

The consultant will undertake tasks that could include:

  1. Inventory existing electronic and physical records for past park projects
  2. Establish a system and protocols for effectively managing existing and future electronic and physical records for parks projects
  3. Create digital copies of documents currently only available in hard copy
  4. Develop a database with key information from past parks projects
  5. Validate information from existing park amenity inventory

The consult will be supervised by and work closely with the Parks and Open Space SomerStat liaison.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience with records management or similar office experience or have taken a graduate level course in records management
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel

Application Procedure:

Send resume along with a cover letter by April 30 to:
Kristen Stelljes
City Hall
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143

Fax: 617-666-4426

TTY: 1-866-808-4851

Email: kstelljes@somervillema.gov

Salary: $15 hourly for up to 20 hours a week for up to 30 weeks (up to $9,000)

This opportunity is not benefit eligible.

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Librarian, Santa Clarita Public Library, Santa Clarita, CA

The City of Santa Clarita is recruiting to fill thirteen (13) LIBRARIAN positions. This recruitment is part of our transition of the Santa Clarita Public Library from outsourced operation to public management by city employees. Located in Southern California, Santa Clarita is top-ranked nationally for livability, safety and quality of life.

 

The salary range is $61,755 to $77,106 plus excellent municipal benefits including participation in the California Public Employees Retirement System.  It is anticipated this salary range will be increased by cost of living effective July 1st.

 

The application deadline is Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 12:00 noon.

 

More information is available on this recruitment at this link.

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Library Assistant, Santa Clarita Public Library, Santa Clarita, CA

The City of Santa Clarita is recruiting to fill ten (10) LIBRARY ASSISTANT positions. This recruitment is part of our transition of the Santa Clarita Public Library from outsourced operation to public management by city employees. Located in Southern California, Santa Clarita is top-ranked nationally for livability, safety and quality of life.

 

The salary range is $44,782 to $55,931 plus excellent municipal benefits including participation in the California Public Employees Retirement System.  It is anticipated this salary range will be increased by cost of living effective July 1st.

 

The application deadline is Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 12:00 noon.

 

More information is available on this recruitment at this link.

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Librarian, Adult Services, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, MA

Institution: Lucius Beebe Memorial Library

 

JobAdult Services Reference Librarian, Part Time. 

 

Duties/Description: Within librarianship, everything you know applies. Put your interests to work at Wakefield's public library. Beebe Library seeks a librarian who brings added value to an ever-changing adult services position. Under the direction of the Head of Reference and Information Services, the Adult Services Reference Librarian performs an evolving array of tasks that encompass reference and reader service, programming, technology, outreach, and communication. Working with library staff both in and outside of the Reference department, you will apply your interests and skills to help identify and develop services that meet community needs.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Reference service, including technology assistance
  • Readers' advisory
  • Collection development
  • Adult programming and events
  • Community engagement

 

Qualifications: MLS or MLS candidate. Strong research and communication skills. A curious mind, a sense of humor, and a passion for reading.

 

Salary: $24.21 - $31.27/hour, on a seven-step scale, based on education and experience.

 

Hours: 12 hours per week, including evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays.

 

Start Date: April 18, 2018

 

Closing Date: May 9, 2018

 

Send: Resume and letter of application to

Catherine McDonald, Director

cmcdonald@noblenet.org

Beebe Library

345 Main St.

Wakefield, MA 01880

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Call for Proposals: ALISE

A. Requirements
The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) is seeking proposals from qualified individuals and firms for the provision of professional association management services to ALISE. The following Request for Proposals (RFP) describes the areas of expertise that are sought in support of ALISE meetings, activities and administrative tasks. ALISE seeks to establish a contract with an individual or firm that is experienced in providing professional association management services. The ALISE Board will conduct an evaluation of submitted proposals and will award a contract to the individual or firm whose proposal is determined to be most advantageous to ALISE considering the evaluation factors set forth in this RFP.

Term of Contract
The initial contract resulting from the RFP will be effective after approval by the ALISE Board to start on an agreed upon date for a period not to exceed three (3) years, with annual renewal contingent upon contractual requirements being satisfied based on a mid-year review and an end-of-year review by ALISE officers. ALISE will determine when it will be appropriate to issue a new RFP for management services or to renew for a successive contract.

B. Background Information
The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) is the global voice of library and information science education. With over 500 personal and institutional members, ALISE leads innovative and high-quality research, teaching, and service for educators and scholars in library and information science and cognate disciplines internationally through engagement, advocacy, and knowledge creation and dissemination.

Please visit alise.org for more information about ALISE, including its organizational units, membership, publications, conferences and upcoming events. Please contact ALISE President Heidi Julien at 205-310-8823 or heidijul@buffalo.edu with any questions.

C. Scope of Contracted Work
The following information, provided to prospective individuals and firms, describes ALISE's expectations of the awarded contractor's responsibilities, as they relate to providing professional association management services to ALISE. The selected contractor will report directly to the ALISE President and its Board of Directors. The scope of contracted work includes, but is not limited, to:

Meeting and Event Support

  • Manage ALISE's annual on-site conference held in selected cities nationally
  • Serve in an advisory capacity to event chairs and association leadership, communicating event logistics to committee/event chairs, members and participants
  • Provide reports and prepare materials for virtual (monthly) Board meetings as requested
  • Assist with and/or host virtual events (e.g., webinars)

Membership Support

  • Maintain current the membership database
  • Provide monthly reports of membership and other lists as requested by ALISE leadership
  • Remind members of renewals and process membership payments
  • Advise and coordinate with Director of Membership Services and ALISE leadership on recruitment strategies

Financial Support

  • Manage ALISE's finances at the direction of the Treasurer and Board, maintaining current all financial data using relevant software
  • Provide financial reports as requested by Treasurer and Board
  • Assist Treasurer and Board with annual budget preparation
  • Prepare information for annual audits and other financial filings

Website, Social Media and Publications Support

  • Serve as webmaster and ensure that all content is accurate and posted in a timely fashion
  • Post ALISE news and activities, and other news of interest to ALISE membership on ALISE website
  • Support Director for External Relations with streaming news on social media
  • Post job announcements in a timely fashion, and activate and deactivate job listings upon request
  • Prepare and send out electronic correspondence (emails, announcements, etc.) at the direction of (or in the absence of) ALISE leadership, editors of ALISE publications, and Committee and SIG Chairs
  • Identify, negotiate and maintain current vendor/software contracts in coordination with Board to support communication and publishing activities
  • Maintain permission levels on the website, cloud servers or software with annual leadership changes

Administrative Support

  • Respond to telephone calls, emails, mail, social media, etc.
  • Oversee administrative print and electronic files and records, and coordinate their transfer to the institutional archives or repository
  • Maintain passwords, log-in information and other important details for all accounts
  • Manage association equipment, supplies and software (e.g., credit card machines, banners, member nametags)

Leadership/Committee Support

  • Assist in the implementation of directives of the executive committee and board of directors
  • Maintain contact list of association leadership and provide to leadership
  • Assist with tactical implementation of events/activities as requested by committee leaders and Board
  • Assist with donor/sponsor and partner/affiliate relations
  • Coordinate all aspects of Board meetings, including assisting the President with setting the agenda, providing Board with meeting materials, and reimbursement instructions, in a timely manner
  • Assist committees and SIGs with information on procedures and policies to conduct their work

D. Response Format & Proposal Instructions
Responses must include the following information that will serve as the basis for rating demonstrated qualifications of
the individual/firm in this RFP. In the review process, ALISE will evaluate proposals on the basis of the following
information that must be submitted in each response:

1. Executive Summary

  • Condense and highlight the contents of the proposal. The summary should provide the ALISE Board with an overall understanding of the proposal and the individual/firm's approach.

2. Evidence of the individual/firm's ability to provide association management services, including company background and history.

3. Individuals/firms must address the following requests:

  • Identify how you will manage, service and support ALISE.
  • Describe your individual/firm's experience with similar clients/associations, including approximate budget level.
  • Present a detailed process for your services and how those components will benefit ALISE.

4. An outline of the individual/firm's credentials and the professional experience of individual staff members intended to
provide services as a result of an awarded contract -- positions held, past clients, etc. Individuals/firms should include
resumes or other descriptions of relevant past experience and qualifications of key individuals who will work with ALISE

While ALISE does not limit the individual/firm's ability to assign or reassign personnel during the period of contract
performance, the past experience, qualifications, and education of the key individuals are expected to represent a
contractual commitment by the individual/firm to retain comparably skilled and qualified individuals during the
contract.

5. Individuals/firms must references from organizations for which you have provided support. Please provide:

  • Organization name, Address and Phone number
  • Contact name, title and e-mail
  • Website address (If applicable)

ALISE may contact the individuals listed to validate the nature of the individual/firm's experience, as well as other
individuals who may be identified as having relevant information during the course of those discussions. ALISE
reserves the right to consider references by those individuals concerning the scope of activities/services,
timeliness of performance, association management capabilities, or other information relevant to determining the
quality of the individual/firm's past experience and demonstrated capabilities.

6. Fee Structure

  • Detail the fees associated with providing the detailed Scope of Work and any additional costs associated with fulfilling this RFP.

7. Individuals/firms may also provide any additional information that may be germane to the proposal and the evaluation of the individual/firm's experience.

Submission and General Instructions
Individuals and firms responding to this announcement shall submit their proposal by email to ALISE President Heidi Julien
(heidijul@buffalo.edu) by May 18, 2018. Late proposals will not be accepted.

Important Dates Deadline

1. RFP Notice - Open for Submission April 19, 2018
2. Proposal Submission Deadline May 18, 2018
3. ALISE Board Review, and Oral Presentations and Interviews June 11, 2018
4. Approval by ALISE Board of Directors and Contract with Selected Proposal June 18, 2018

All proposals should be submitted as a PDF document. Submitted proposals should not exceed 10 printed pages in length in their entirety, inclusive of appendices and other reference material, but not including individual resumes. Please note that any additional information, other than the 10-page submission and resumes, will not be reviewed. Font size for basic narrative descriptions must be no smaller than 12-point Times New Roman.

The subject line should read: ALISE Proposal for Professional Association Management Services.

E. Evaluation and Selection Process
The ALISE Board will evaluate the merits of proposals received in accordance with the evaluation factors stated in this RFP and will identify the proposal that is most advantageous to ALISE.

Numeric evaluations will be used to identify strengths and weaknesses of proposals and to establish a ranking based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated experience in association management
  • Demonstrated capacity to assist in administrative tasks
  • Ability to provide support for association activities
  • Ability to assist with financial reporting and documentation
  • Pricing
  • Individual/firm's experience, qualifications, and key personnel, and the extent to which the qualifications, experience, and past performance are likely to foster successful, on-time performance

Proposals that are incomplete in terms of the requirements of this RFP will not be considered. Individuals/firms should not assume that they will have an opportunity for oral presentations, so they should submit their most favorable proposals as their initial proposal. An oral presentation and interview may be held for purposes of clarification of proposal content and to ensure the full understanding of and responsiveness to RFP requirements. Individuals/firms will not be provided an opportunity for proposal revisions.

All individuals/firms must meet the minimum requirements established by this RFP to be eligible for award. ALISE reserves the right to reject any and all proposals or parts thereof. Proposals resulting from this solicitation shall be available for use by ALISE.

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Intern, Digital Exhibits, American Archive of Public Broadcasting, Boston, MA

American Archive of Public Broadcasting

Digital Exhibits Internship (unpaid)

Summer/Fall 2018

 

Description: 

The primary role of the Digital Exhibits intern is to research and curate an exhibit using digitized materials in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB), which will be featured on the AAPB website at americanarchive.org.

 

AAPB Curated Exhibits provide an access point to digitized AAPB video and audio materials brought together around a theme, topic or event of cultural and historical significance.

 

The intern will begin by surveying the AAPB collection to identify potential topics for a curated exhibit. The intern will then present their findings to AAPB staff at WGBH and the Library of Congress and will collaboratively identify a selected topic with AAPB staff. The intern will then write, identify, and gather the necessary components of an exhibit, including images, narratives, related resources, and catalog records. AAPB staff will provide feedback and guidance on these components to be edited into final versions by the intern. Once the components are finalized, the intern will be trained on Github and will publish their exhibit on the AAPB website. After the exhibit is published, the intern will collaborate with the Associate Director to promote the launch through methods such as Facebook Live events, blog posts, and social media.

 

The intern will be supervised by Casey Davis Kaufman, Associate Director of the WGBH Media Library and Archives.

 

This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in gaining experience with digital audiovisual resources, research, creating exhibits, using Github, and promoting digital resources through social media.

 

Please note: In our experience, most curated exhibits internships typically last for 1.5 semesters if the intern works one day a week.

 

Exhibit Internship Skills Preferred: 

  • Basic computer skills, familiarity with Macintosh computers.
  • Attention to detail and good communications skills.
  • Internet savvy, with good research skills.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Familiarity with digital libraries and library practices.

 

General WGBH Internship Requirements:

1. WGBH internships are open only to students enrolled in an accredited college or university.

2. Internships are unpaid.

3. Interns are expected to commit 8-10 hours/week. Daily scheduling is flexible during normal business hours.

Applicants interested in the Internship should send a resume and a statement of interest by May 15, 2018 to Casey Davis Kaufman at casey_davis-kaufman@wgbh.org.

 

American Archive of Public Broadcasting Project Description:

An unprecedented and historic collection of American public radio and television content - dating back through the 1950s - are permanently preserved and made available to the public through a collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH known as the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. In 2012, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) initiated an inventory of public media content from contributing stations, resulting in 2.5 million records representing complete programs, raw footage, unedited interviews, recorded speeches, and live music sessions. Now, 50,000 hours of that content has been digitized for long-term preservation in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. 

WGBH is responsible for:

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

 

Organization Description:

WGBH is public service media for New England-- on TV, radio, the Web, and out in the community. We're the single largest producer of PBS prime time and online programming, and a major source of programs heard on public radio from coast to coast. We're a pioneer in educational multimedia and in media access technologies for people with hearing or vision loss.

The WGBH Media Library & Archives manages all physical and digital media and paper records, including materials that need to be retained for production, legal, fiscal, historical or administrative purposes, for the WGBH Educational Foundation. The WGBH Archives currently house more than 750,000 items including video, audio and film master materials, many containing active as well as historical and archival materials. The MLA also manages all aspects of film research: cataloging, tracking, and organizing the stock and originally shot footage and images that go into our productions.

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Librarian, Information Technology, Cyrenius H. Booth Library, Newtown, CT

Seeking an MLS librarian with a combination of experience, skills, enthusiasm, and energy to serve as Information Technology Librarian in the wonderful community of Newtown CT at the C.H. Booth Library.

Wordpress and Evergreen ILS experience preferred.

Salary $49,140K/year with competitive benefits. 

Job description and employment application available at www.chboothlibrary.org/about/staff/

Send resume and cover letter to chboothcareers@gmail.com by Friday, May 11th at 4:00pm.

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Multiple Positions, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH

The Shapiro Library at Southern New Hampshire University is hiring for two faculty librarian positions; a STEM Librarian and an eLearning Librarian position.

These are full-time on-campus positions working at an ever-changing and growing institution. 

STEM Librarian (https://snhu.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External_Career_Site/job/Manchester-NH---North-River-Road/STEM-Librarian_R0002658)

eLearning Librarian  (https://snhu.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External_Career_Site/job/Manchester-NH---North-River-Road/eLearning-Librarian_R0002628)

 

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Library Media Specialist, Conewago Valley School District, PA

Conewago Valley School District is searching for a high school library media specialist with a strong knowledge of technology integration.

FULL TIME 12-MONTH POSITION AVAILABLE - DATE

Qualifications
A master's degree in the field of library science from an ALA accredited program is preferred. Applicants should also hold an undergraduate degree in the field of education. Instructional technology certification/degree or a strong background in technology, specifically Apple products, is preferred.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support Pennsylvania ELA and Information Technology standards to guide library instruction.
  • Build literacy, critical thinking, and responsible research skills among students and staff.
  • Initiate collaborative opportunities with faculty.
  • Maintain, develop, and promote print and digital library resources within budget.
  • Instruct students and staff in technological pedagogy.
  • Promote literacy through appropriate selection of leisure and academic reading materials.
  • Manage library personnel and physical space, including print materials, digital/web resources, hardware, and software
  • Facilitate opportunities for professional development in emerging literacy and technology trends.
  • Uphold the values of the Freedom of Information Act.

Application information available at: www.conewago.k12.pa.us

Send letter of interest and resume with completed application to Joni Swope, 130 Berlin Road, New Oxford, PA 17350.

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Online Learning Librarian, Salem State University, Salem, MA

The online learning librarian provides leadership and coordinates the development, design, implementation, and assessment of online and hybrid instructional initiatives. The librarian coordinates and works collaboratively with other librarians, library staff, and other units on campus to design, build, embed, and assess active learning pedagogies, especially online tutorials, guides, videos, and other multimedia library instructional materials. The online learning librarian also serves as a subject librarian and liaison to selected academic departments.
Located just 15 miles north of Boston, Salem State University is one of the largest and most diverse state universities in Massachusetts. Situated in the exciting, historic seacoast city of Salem, the university provides a diverse community of over 8,000 students with a high quality, student-centered education that prepares them to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society. Over the past decade, the campus has added nearly 760,000 square feet of state-of-the-art academic and student life spaces, including the Frederick E. Berry Library and Learning Commons which opened in 2014.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Coordinates the development, design, implementation, and assessment of online and hybrid instructional initiatives
  2. Serves as a subject librarian and liaison between the library and assigned academic departments
  3. Promotes, provides, and assesses library instruction - both online and in-person - in support of assigned departments and other disciplines as needed with an emphasis on online guides and tutorials
  4. Serves as the library's web content administrator, including administration of Libguides CMS
  5. Leads the integration of new instructional technologies that enhance library access, instruction, and the research experience and promote student success; collaborates with campus partners, such as Information Technology Services, Academic Technology, and the Center for Teaching Innovation
  6. Develops and delivers training and staff development opportunities for enhancing technology skills; supports librarians and library staff in learning and implementing technologies that improve library operations and services
  7. Promotes the use of Open Educational Resources (OERs) to academic departments and assists with coordination of campus outreach efforts
  8. Oversees and directs the work of support staff and student staff
  9. Leads efforts to utilize social media to increase awareness of library resources and services
  10. Prepares budgets and project plans to propose the purchase and implementation of new equipment and software
  11. Supports and contributes to digital humanities and digital scholarship initiatives and projects
  12. Provides specialized reference services for faculty and students through a variety of methods, including via email, phone, video conferencing, and in-person
  13. Responsible for collection development in assigned disciplines, including assessment, selection, and deselection
  14. Participates in general library instruction and information literacy initiatives, including general orientations, tours, and the Summer Bridge Program
  15. Contributes to library and university-wide committees, initiatives, and projects as requested
For more information and to apply online, visit the job posting at the Salem State University Career Center.

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Network Administrator, Richland Library, Columbia, SC

Richland Library is seeking a network administrator to join its unique IT department, which functions under the philosophy of putting "people before processes" while maintaining appropriate security and infrastructure. The right candidate for this position understands the importance and possesses the skills to maintain network and critical services for internal and external customers before, during, and after library public hours. This person also demonstrates our IT team's values of being helpful, knowledgeable, flexible, collaborative, empathetic, and innovative. We look forward to finding out the ways in which you are the right fit for this position!
Our previous Network Administrator will be departing after many years of success and service. The Library desires to secure the new Network Administrator very soon to help achieve a smooth transition.

PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS: APPLY IMMEDIATELY at https://rcpl.munisselfservice.com/employmentopportunities/default.aspx.
No deadline is presently established for this Vacancy. Applications being accepted now. When a deadline is determined, the deadline will be announced 24 hours in advance on the Library's website.
Please do not send your resume/cover letter separately; only materials submitted through our online system are reviewed. All applicants must submit an online employment application using our online system. In addition to the online application, you may also attach your resume and/or cover letter; but the resume and/or cover letter will not be acceptable as an alternative to completing the online application fully. Keep in mind that if you are applying for multiple positions, you will need to submit an application for each position.
 
Here are some of the things you would be doing if hired for this outstanding career opportunity:
  • Monitoring, maintaining, and troubleshooting network system components, including on premises and cloud servers, hypervisors, switches, routers, SQL servers, firewall, server OS, clustered storage, LAN/WAN/Internet connectivity, as well as backup and disaster recovery appliances.
  • Serving as team lead in instances of network or critical service failures, including network security breaches. Directs the efforts of Library IT staff, service and equipment vendors, and outside consultants, sometimes for extended hours in an emergency until the situation is resolved.
  • Managing network users, groups, computers, and email accounts.
  • Supporting network and IT needs of internal and external customers.
  • Exhibiting understanding and support for the philosophy of putting people before processes, while maintaining appropriate IT security.
  • Providing strong troubleshooting skills with the ability to develop creative solutions.
  • Representing the IT department's brand promises of being helpful, knowledgeable, flexible, collaborative, empathetic, and innovative; and representing such standards for staff of Richland Library overall.
  • Routinely collaborating with and coaching IT department staff.
  • Evaluating, recommending, and implementing solutions for improving network performance, as well as system and user needs.
  • Coordinating network and server purchases and maintenance contracts.
  • Communicating with vendors and providers of service for assistance installing, monitoring, maintaining, and troubleshooting equipment and software.
  • Writing and updating documentation and training materials, related to job responsibilities.
Please check our website at www.richlandlibrary.com/careers for further information.

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Children's Librarian, Richland Library, Columbia, SC

Do you have an MLIS degree, and love to create incredible experiences for our Library customers, especially for children and families? Are you a passionate and service-minded individual who wants to help our community? Are you a natural born leader and teacher, either one-on-one or in groups? Are you excited by the prospect of engaging with our community, building lasting partnerships, and leaving every customer thrilled about the Library?

If so, you will be a strong candidate for this position. We encourage you to apply to come join the Richland Library Wheatley staff!

PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS:

APPLY IMMEDIATELY at https://rcpl.munisselfservice.com/employmentopportunities/default.aspx.

No deadline is presently established for this Vacancy. Applications being accepted now. When a deadline is determined, the deadline will be announced 24 hours in advance on the Library's website.

Please do not send your resume/cover letter separately; only materials submitted through our online system are reviewed. All applicants must submit an online employment application using our online system. In addition to the online application, you may also attach your resume and/or cover letter; but the resume and/or cover letter will not be acceptable as an alternative to completing the online application fully.

Keep in mind that if you are applying for multiple positions, you will need to submit an application for each position.

The following are among the various duties you may be performing in this position:

  • Serving as a member of the branch's leadership and management team, including actively supervising branch staff and leading teams effectively and judiciously.
  • Planning, scheduling and presenting programs, such as storytimes, storytelling, tours, multi-media programs, booktalks, and bibliographic instruction, in the library or as outreach activities in the community.
  • Assisting the branch manager in managing employee performance for success, and with initiating and implementing plans for employee development.
  • Assisting the branch manager with aspects of interviewing, hiring, and training of new staff and volunteers.
  • Acting as the primary liaison for a targeted audience, and providing specialized services specific to that audience.
  • Demonstrating ability to learn quickly and to easily apply new skills and knowledge, including procedures and especially technology.
  • Coordinating, training, and supervising staff conducting programs.
  • Developing collaborative partnerships that engage with the community.
  • Answering directional and informational questions about the Library, including its services, materials, programs, and initiatives.
  • Recommending, selecting & helping locate materials/services for customers.
  • Completing complex circulation procedures correctly; interpreting and communicating library policies and procedures to customers and other staff members.
  • Assisting in overseeing daily operations and maintenance of Library building and grounds, and communicating with appropriate staff to manage issues related to building and grounds.
  • Ensuring that Library interior appears clean, tidy, attractive, and inviting, to customers, including managing and merchandising library collections.
  • Maintaining statistical records and reports.
  • Providing readers advisory services.

Please check our website at www.richlandlibrary.com/careers for further information.

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Library Supervisor, Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento, CA

Library Supervisor I (Eligibility List)

Sacramento Public Library

Library Supervisor I (Eligibility List)

Pay Range: $27.65-$37.06 per hour

Application Deadline: 5pm on Thursday, April 26, 2018

Apply at: https://www.calopps.org/sacramento-public-library/job-18063911

Sacramento Public Library is seeking candidates (bilingual preferred) for our Library Supervisor I eligibility list. If you are committed to public service, comfortable with providing programming for all ages, and want the opportunity to grow in a supervisory career path, this is an excellent opportunity for you. Come join our collaborative and creative team of professionals. We are the fourth largest library system in California, serving one of California's most diverse areas. Our 28 locations include urban, suburban and rural branches. We offer supportive colleagues, competitive salaries, and a chance for you to shine. We are creating a new eligibility list that will be used to staff Library Supervisor I openings that occur within the next 6-12 months.

The Library Supervisor I supervises all services and operations of a small neighborhood branch library, mobile library or other library unit. Experience in working with children or teens is essential.

Questions: Human Resources humanresources@saclibrary.org or call 916-264-2758.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university; or
  • Bachelor's Degree and one year of customer service experience in providing programs, information and customer service in a library or related setting; or
  • Two years of college and three years of increasingly responsible customer service experience in a library or related setting.

If you have questions regarding this posting please contact: Sacramento Public Library Human Resources Department at: humanresources@saclibrary.org or 916-264-2758.

For consideration please complete the following by the 5pm on Thursday, April 26, 2018 deadline:

Complete the application at https://www.calopps.org/sacramento-public-library/job-18063911 including the supplemental questions.

Be sure to follow the "Special Instructions" and attach the following in PDF documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Contact information for three (3) current professional references including your current supervisor
  3. Resume if you did not paste it into the application
  4. Proof of degree required at time of application

Note: Incomplete applications or applications received after 5pm deadline will not be accepted.

Sacramento Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Intern, Science Curriculum, Judge Baker Children's Center, Boston, MA

For more information, go to http://www.hms.harvard.edu/cldp/index.html.

Manville School is a Ch. 766 therapeutic day school for K-10 students who experience emotional, neurological, or learning difficulties that have impacted their ability to succeed in previous school settings. Manville is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and is a member of the Massachusetts Association of Approved Private Schools (MAAPS). Manville has a strong tradition of providing innovative educational programming and comprehensive, evidence-based clinical services. As a result of the integration of these service components, Manville is a school where students with challenging needs can experience academic success, social development, and emotional growth. This internship serves to support the school's developing library as well as the STE Department in providing all curriculum, lab materials, and support for our teachers across our four schools serving grades K-10.

Qualifications

Intern candidates must be Master's students in Library and Information Science. Experience with Google Classroom, Google Sheets, Library World or other cataloging software, and Wikis is preferred. Experience working in a library setting is preferred. Interns must be able to pass a CORI/SORI background check and fingerprinting.

Specific Duties

This internship will be project-based and requires strong communication and organizational skills. The intern will be expected to work independently to complete necessary tasks and assist in the development of improved library services. The intern will participate in organizing, digitizing, and culling STE curricula to meet our learner's diverse needs. The intern will also work in the school's library to develop improved access to the collection.

Potential Tasks

The intern will have the ability to participate in diverse tasks related to digitizing and updating a STE collection and developing a school library. These tasks may include, but are not limited to:

Cataloging and Metadata

  • Original and copy cataloging for books in the general collection
  • Original and copy cataloging for special materials (e.g., science kits)
  • Creating metadata for physical materials and digital resources

Reference and/or Research

  • Research state standards
  • Identify materials which meet these standards from a variety of sources
  • Provide reference and resource assistance to students and staff

Youth Services

  • Work within a K-10 environment
  • Focus on youth with emotional, neurological, or learning difficulties
  • Update a new K-10 library for staff and students

Special collections

  • Digitizing a specialized educational science, technology, and engineering collection
  • Creating a unique database of special collections materials, both open and proprietary

Requirements

Interested parties will need to submit a resume and three references. Selected candidates will be interviewed by the STE Curriculum Coordinator.

Perks

Depending on the hours worked, breakfast and lunch may be provided. Complimentary access to trainings on related subjects and free attendance to mental health forum talks is included. Free trainings (e.g., CPR/1st Aid training) may also be provided.

Flexible scheduling is allowed, with some ability to remotely complete tasks.

There is a potential for this internship to be paid.

Applications close on May 31st at 4:00 pm.

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Librarian, Assessment & User Experience, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Tulane University seeks an imaginative and enthusiastic professional for the newly-created role of Assessment and User Experience Librarian. This critical position will approach assessment holistically, using a variety of approaches to examine the library experience of students and faculty. S/he will prepare, administer, and compile results from surveys, focus groups, and other forms of quantitative or qualitative analyses to enable evidence-based decisions, to aid in planning, and to direct resources to areas of most critical need, all in support of the Library's strategic directions. The Assessment and User Experience Librarian will also work with the library's IT team, the Associate Dean, and front-line public services staff to improve users' interactions with the library.

The most attractive applicants will have at least 3 years of academic or research library experience, preferably in public services, outreach, or user assessment. Candidates should also have demonstrated experience with assessment tools and techniques in current use, including the design and execution of surveys and other qualitative or quantitative instruments or techniques. An ALA-accredited MLS or its equivalent will also be required, as will excellent analytical and oral and written communication skills, a demonstrated ability to use standard software for presentation of survey results, and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with a variety of faculty, staff, and students across the library and the university.

Formal academic training in cultural anthropology, sociology, psychology, or another social science field will also be desirable, as will experience with appropriate software applications (e.g., SPSS, ATLAS.ti) and with human subject research protocols, computer-human interaction studies, or similar social science investigation methods. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Librarians at Tulane are academic appointees who do not have tenure or faculty status, but who receive the benefits of faculty, including a choice of health plans, retirement plans, tuition waiver for self, and undergraduate tuition waiver for dependents. Professional travel support is available.

Tulane University is an AAU/Carnegie I/ARL Research Institution and is ranked by U.S. News and World Report among the top forty national universities in the United States. Howard-Tilton Memorial Library is the University's main library, with a collection of more than 4.5 million physical items, nearly 1 million e-books, thousands of digital images, and tens of thousands of databases, electronic journals, streaming audio files, and other scholarly resources. A recently-completed addition to the building added two new floors with expansive views of the campus and city of New Orleans and has quickly become a highly desirable space for studying and events.

The university is located in beautiful uptown New Orleans, bordering Audubon Park and the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line (listed on the United States National Register of Historic Places). The booming Freret Street corridor and many unique shops and restaurants are close by.

To apply for this position, please visit apply.interfolio.com/49922.

To ensure full consideration, applicants must submit a letter of application, resume, and the names with full contact information of at least three professional references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is selected.

Tulane University is an AA/EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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

For more information, go to http://www.cambridgema.gov/.

18 hours per week.

Initial hours are: Mondays, 1:00pm-7:00pm with a 30-minute lunch, Wednesdays, 2:00pm-7:00pm, and Fridays, 8:30am-5:00pm with an hour for lunch.

Every third week the position works Saturday 8:30am-5pm instead of Friday that week.

Hours are assigned and subject to change in order to meet the needs of the department and the Library.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Using basic library techniques and skills under the general supervision of the professional staff, provides outstanding customer service, shelves and organizes materials, performs circulation, reader's advisory and other duties relating to the provision of library service to children, teens, caregivers, and teachers. Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintains orderliness and neatness in the department; shelves materials and reads shelves as necessary
  • Delivers exceptional and engaging customer service to the public
  • Assists borrowers in locating books and materials, referring them if necessary to full time staff members
  • Performs functions related to circulation control, including issuing new library cards, placing holds, check-ins, checkouts, inquiries, renewal and data entry
  • Operates various equipment in the presentation of library programs
  • May assist in the planning and implementation of programs for adults and children
  • Any other duties required by the Manager of Youth Services for the good of the department and the library

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Library Director, Town of Canton, Canton, MA

For more information, click here.

Job Description

The Library Director is responsible for department level management of the Library Department within the scope of the policies established by the Board of Library Trustees; including planning, administration, supervision and staff development, collection development, policy management, services and programs, financial management, network management, buildings, grounds and equipment maintenance, and public relations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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

  • Identifies community needs for informational, cultural, educational, and recreational services; analyzes the particular needs of community segments and user types, determining appropriate service responses for each, prioritizing objectives within resource limitations; defines short and long term goals; develops surveys and other statistical tools for determining needs and measuring and evaluating the effectiveness of services; provides and coordinates overall direction of service programs and activities; and maintains a strategic plan of service.
  • Develops, administers and communicates written policies and procedures to ensure administrative and operational objectives are met; defines the rights and responsibilities of library users and regulates the use of services and facilities so as to provide broad and equitable service to all individuals and group users; develops and maintains procedural guidelines for staff to appropriately respond to typical and unusual circumstances or requests.
  • Maintains current awareness of issues and developments in the profession including the Internet, literacy, censorship, preservation, regional networking, and resource sharing; maintains current working knowledge of the library research methods and products, automated catalog and loan management systems, information and communication technology, internet and web developments, literary and reading trends, changes in musical and recreational tastes, print and electronic publishing, media and consumer electronics formats, desktop software, and networking systems; maintains awareness of social changes that may potentially impact the library, including trends in education, learning, and management theory; and maintains awareness of local, state, and federal laws affecting the library, including laws related to personnel administration, copyright, confidentiality, obscenity, public bidding and procurement, and non-profit corporations.
  • Prepares, justifies, and administers annual operating and capital improvement budgets; researches and selects products and services for quality and cost effectiveness; performs and authorizes procurement of goods and services in compliance with legal procedures, including books and periodicals, audio-visual and digital information products, office and library supplies, equipment, and services; communicates with vendors and service providers; prepares bid specifications requests for proposals, publishes legal bidding documents; may prepare and negotiate contracts for services; oversees the retention of financial and personnel records; and prepares grant applications to fund special projects.
  • Oversees and participates in collection development, performing selection and withdrawal of books and other materials to ensure a well-balanced, current and accurate collection that meets needs and tastes particular to the community.
  • Analyzes, organizes and manages human resources within the context of a public service agency and collective bargaining group; deploys staff according to service demands. Integrates and manages internal workflow; plans staff schedules, monitors and records staff absences and time accrual balances; recruits, hires, orients, supervises, evaluates, disciplines, and dismisses personnel; delegates and assigns non-routine work; provides instruction or advice in handling unusual circumstances; oversees that fair and proper supervision is provided within departmental divisions; promotes morale, and communication among staff and works to resolve staff issues; and provides for in-house training of new staff and encourages appropriate outside development opportunities. Oversees a program of library volunteers, and its appropriate integration with paid staff functions.
  • Oversees the maintenance or replacement of departmental facilities, systems, equipment, collections, and other assets; attends to the safety, security and well-being of staff and users; attends to the order, cleanliness and aesthetics of the building and grounds; responds to emergency situations involving weather, loss of power, accidents, injuries or sudden illness, threatening persons, or other threats to persons or facilities; and responds to inappropriate behavior that endangers or infringes the rights of other users.
  • Oversees the acquisition, management, and maintenance of computer equipment and network components; oversees and assists in installing, configuring, and troubleshooting software and hardware; and directs the customization of systems for specific uses, including the provision of security measures for public use of equipment.
  • Participates as a voting member of local, regional, and state library organizations, including the resource-sharing network and regional library system; attends meetings and participates in developing organizational programs of common benefit; may serve official roles in library organizations or professional associations; communicates regional policies and procedures to local staff; and submits financial and statistical reports to State Board of Library Commissioners.
  • Attends Town Meeting and all meetings of the Board of Library Trustees and Friends of the Library; orients new Board Members; prepares written agendas and reports; proposes and provides alternatives for new policies, service programs, expenditures, and projects for Board consideration; works with the Friends to develop programs, or assists in organizing activities to raise funds, and promote the library; and assists Friends' treasurer with book keeping and prepares State and Federal tax filings.
  • Works cooperatively with the school department, town government boards, and other service departments, particularly in areas of technology; maintains contacts with and serves the needs of town clubs and organizations; schedules the use of library meeting room and other facilities by clubs and organizations; and organizes cultural or educational workshops and seminars.
  • Performs community relations, and serves as spokesperson for the library, in oral or written presentations; publicizes and promotes programs and services through local media. Oversees and contributes to website publishing and social media.   Responds with assistance to special requests or complaints from the public; and accepts and acknowledges donations. Works closely with the Friends of the Library and other groups to organize and conduct community events.
  • Strategic planning including assessing and prioritizing community needs, goals and objectives for providing services
  • Public relations, including working with the Board of Library Trustees and Friends of the library, local organizations and general public.
  • Perform all other duties as required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Master's degree in Library Science from an accredited program and Massachusetts Library Board Certification and five years of professional experience in a library or in a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

TO APPLY:

Please send cover letter, resume and Town Application to: Meredith Hartling, HR Generalist,  801 Washington Street, 2nd Floor Canton, MA 02021; Email: hr@town.canton.ma.us;  Fax: 781-575-6602

AA/EEO

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Manager, Competitive Intelligence, RGA International, Toronto, Canada

To apply, click here.

Position Overview

(15 month Contract)

As part of Global Products and Market Intelligence (GPMI)'s Competitive Intelligence team, this role is charged with providing RGA research and comprehensive analysis of insurance and reinsurance market trends, tracking RGA's position relative to competitors on all relevant dimensions and delivering forward-looking and strategic insights. This in turn helps senior management identify actions needed to improve RGA's competitive position, also anticipating future industry and market trends, within its local, regional, corporate or global operations.

This role applies the standard for best practices in the competitive intelligence field at RGA. To accomplish this, it acquires and uses the in-depth knowledge of RGA's history, business and environment to pre-select, digest and present market insights for reflection and decision making. He/she works with the Director, Competitive Intelligence on complex market and industry projects and is expected to lead medium- to large-size projects of various complexity levels, including the communication of results to senior management. The role is responsible for the overall engagement model, analytic framework, process, toolset, and prioritization of needs with the client. This position works independently to prepare reports and forecasts of market and competitor trends drawing relevant conclusions and making recommendations. Reporting includes thought leadership content such as intelligence briefings, executive summaries, research bulletins, competitive environment assessments, as well as topical presentations, articles, and webcasts.

The role includes deputy responsibility when the Director, Competitive Intelligence is unavailable.

Responsibilities

Research (85%)

Competitive Intelligence manager works independently with senior staff and partners on specific projects involving design, collection, analysis, and interpretation of data. The role leads teams, or medium to large projects as required. The role regularly monitors, gathers and analyzes market and competitive information to respond to the ongoing intelligence needs of the organization.

  • Competitive Intelligence
    • Manages development of new intelligence products/publications and processes for customized competitive insights that have an effect on RGA strategy, market position and clients. Uses in-depth knowledge of, both, the insurance/reinsurance industry, and competitive intelligence best practices, to produce the insights
    • Develops and presents insights and recommendations to facilitate decision making, including, but not limited to, market assessments, competitor profiling, company briefings, intelligence briefings, newsletters, research bulletins, white papers and executive summaries.
    • Ensures that senior management's priority intelligence needs are met and updated, and that they are communicated appropriately and in a timely manner within the company. Serve as the competitive intelligence "point person" to gather, analyze and report competitive intelligence to key stakeholders across the organization.
    • Participates in the cross functional efforts to produce original Thought Leadership Content to further promote RGA's expertise and capabilities to clients and across the industry and markets using various media channels.
  •  Ad-hoc research
    • Leads research and market intelligence projects by providing guidance and direction to junior staff
    • Assigns and delegates tasks to junior staff as appropriate and ensures timely response and formatting of the final deliverable
    • Solves and completes complex financial and competitive analysis and synthesis from a variety of sources on behalf of all areas of RGA
    • Coordinates business and industry research and provides external data analysis and insights from industry analysts and related research firms on topics that span RGA's competitive environment

Infrastructure Support - Information Resources (15%)

    • Acts as a resource for team members with less experience. Provides periodic informal work guidance/direction to and training to team members with less experience
    • Directs work of other team members as needed
    • Steps in as Deputy when Director is unavailable
    • Actively participates as a team member in the department's projects, including recommending opportunities for process improvement, innovation and expense efficiencies
    • Manages special collections (i.e. competitive intelligence content and thought leadership content on GPMI SharePoint site). Ensures current and relevant content is always available
    • Oversees indexing, filing and tracking of competitive intelligence related activity and the use of competitive intelligence within the company
    • Reviews written briefings and summaries prior to submission
    • Participates in industry events and organizations to gain insight into market developments and build relationships that can be leveraged

Requirements

Knowledge

  • Five to ten years of experience in competitive analysis/competitive intelligence, market research, or strategic planning
  • Postgraduate education - Master's degree in economics, finance or business administration, preferably an MBA (competitive intelligence stream)
  • Demonstrated experience with 'best practices' in competitive intelligence
  • Knowledge of the insurance industry marketplace and competitive trends
  • Keen understanding of key markets and competitors
  • Comprehensive knowledge of online databases and information resources
  • Strong research skills and broad familiarity with analytical techniques and methodologies (SWOT analysis, Porter's 5 forces, etc.)
  • Experience with leading projects to deliver results under pressure

Skills

  • Superior analytical skills both, qualitative and quantitative, the ability to translate data to strategic advice
  • Ability to manage complex projects and to drive and facilitate cross-company discussions on emerging strategic issues
  • Strong critical thinking skills combined with extensive knowledge of search techniques and information sources
  • Experience working with senior managers and delivering boardroom presentations and webcasts
  • Nimble problem solver, applies new perspective using existing solutions
  • Client service oriented
  • Proven skills using Windows and Microsoft Office including MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint
  • Knowledge of Intranet and web publishing applications

Attributes/Competencies

  • Excellent communication and briefing abilities (verbal and written) along with strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet tight time deadlines and multi-task effectively in situations i.e. gets the job done
  • Intuitive, yet logical; creative, diplomatic, tenacious, thoughtful, insightful
  • Excellent teamwork, a proven ability to build relationships and work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders
  • Motivated, flexible and the ability to adapt to change
  • Receptive to feedback and willing to learn
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently
  • Self-motivated and proactively takes initiative  

Company Overview

Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (NYSE: RGA) is a leader in the global life reinsurance industry with approximately $2.9 trillion of life reinsurance in force and assets of $44.7 billion. We are one of the largest life reinsurance companies in the world.

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Library Media Specialist, Cambridgeport School, Cambridge, MA

Library Media Specialist (.7 FTE), 1 year appointment, Cambridgeport School, Cambridge Public Schools (PS 1635)

Overview: The ICTS school based team, comprised of a Library Media Specialist, Instructional Technology Specialist, and Technology Support Technician work as a team to provide support at the building level. Under the supervision of the principal, and the Assistant Director of Library Media Services, the Library Media Specialist will work:

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

Duties: Teacher:

  • Collaborates with classroom teachers as a partner in the instructional process
  • Collaborates to design, teach, and assess learning experiences that incorporate inquiry learning, information literacies in their formats, critical thinking and self-assessment
  • Promotes a love of reading and lifelong learning
  • Promotes instructional technology to improve learning
  • Teaches students to build on prior knowledge to construct new knowledge
  • Collaborates with the Instructional Technology Specialist to deliver curriculum addressing the ICTS standards
  • Provides resources and programs that promote independent reading and writing in a variety of genres • Provides and plans professional development

Leader:

  • Serves on decision making teams, school improvement and accreditation activities; presenting at meetings
  • Benchmarks the SLP to school, state, and national standards
  • Stays current in professional practices, educational research; maintains active professional memberships
  • Advocates for SLP through an effective public relations program
  • Collects and analyzes data to improve instruction; demonstrates correlations between the SLP and student achievement
  • Administers the SLP budget to support program goals
  • Participates in the recruiting, hiring, training and supervising of library staff and volunteers

School Librarian:

  • Maintains an organized and welcoming facility that helps students become independent users of the library.
  • Fosters a creative, flexible environment so that the school library is an essential part of the learning community
  • Establishes procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing of resources in all formats
  • Develops and maintains resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the instructional strategies of the school community
  • Evaluates, promotes and uses existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning
  • Promotes the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property
  • Coordinates and supports special events and programs such as: Massachusetts Children's Book Awards, guest authors and illustrators, book fairs, curriculum nights, family events
  • Enhances the library's home/school literacy role through school newsletter, online presence, special events, parent library use and/or volunteering
  • Cooperates and networks with other libraries/agencies

This is a part time one year appointment available for the 2018/2019 school year.

Minimum Requirements: A highly qualified candidate will be state certified as a School Library Media Specialist, will have completed a teacher preparation program/educational degree, and hold a master's degree from a master's level program in library and information studies. At least three years of teaching experience or equivalent in the field of school library science preferred. Experience in an urban setting is highly desirable. Strong background in children's and young adult literature. Familiarity with automated library system and proficient in both PC and Apple platforms. Excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

Salary: Cambridge Education Association Unit A Salary

Apply online at http://www.cpsd.us/departments/human_resources

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Library Media Specialist, Morse School, Cambridge, MA

Extended Term Substitute, Library Media Specialist, Morse School, Cambridge Public Schools 

(Sept. 2018- Nov. 2018) (PS 0478)

Overview:

The ICTS school based team, comprised of a Library Media Specialist, Instructional Technology Specialist, and Technology Support Technician work as a team to provide support at the building level.

Under the supervision of the principal, and the Assistant Director of Library Media Services, the Library Media Specialist will work:

  • To ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information

  • To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, ethical users and producers of information

  • To instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information

  • To collaborate with classroom teachers to design and implement units of instruction, assess student learning

  • To align the School Library Program (SLP) with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school /school district Duties:

    Teacher:

  • Collaborates with classroom teachers as a partner in the instructional process

  • Collaborates to design, teach, and assess learning experiences that incorporate inquiry learning, information literacies in their formats, critical thinking and self-assessment

  • Promotes a love of reading and lifelong learning

  • Promotes instructional technology to improve learning

  • Teaches students to build on prior knowledge to construct new knowledge

  • Collaborates with the Instructional Technology Specialist to deliver curriculum addressing the ICTS standards

  • Provides resources and programs that promote independent reading and writing in a variety of genres

  • Provides and plans professional development

    Leader:

  • Serves on decision making teams, school improvement and accreditation activities; presenting at meetings

  • Benchmarks the SLP to school, state, and national standards

  • Stays current in professional practices, educational research; maintains active professional memberships

  • Advocates for SLP through an effective public relations program

  • Collects and analyzes data to improve instruction; demonstrates correlations between the SLP and student achievement

  • Administers the SLP budget to support program goals

  • Participates in the recruiting, hiring, training and supervising of library staff and volunteers

    School Librarian:

  • Maintains an organized and welcoming facility that helps students become independent users of the library

  • Fosters a creative, flexible environment so that the school library is an essential part of the learning community

  • Establishes procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing of resources in all formats

  • Develops and maintains resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the instructional strategies of the school community

  • Evaluates, promotes and uses existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning

  • Promotes the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property

Minimum Requirements: State certification as a School Library Media Specialist and a teacher preparation program/educational degree preferred. At least three years of teaching experience or equivalent in the field of school library science preferred. Experience in an urban setting is highly desirable. Strong background in children's and young adult literature. Familiarity with automated library system and proficient in both PC and Apple platforms. Excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

Salary: Cambridge Education Association Unit D Salary

Apply online at http://www.cpsd.us/departments/human_resources

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Public Services Assistant, Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Public Services Assistant, Houghton Library, Harvard University

Houghton Library, Harvard's world-class rare books and manuscripts library, is seeking a motivated library and information science graduate student to join our Public Services team. Houghton is home to the world famous and the almost entirely unknown, the ancient and the contemporary, the enduring and the ephemeral. Papyrus fragments, Civil War board games, Black Panther posters, medieval books of hours, and theatrical costume designs all share room on our shelves. The Public Services department at Houghton is responsible for assisting researchers in the reading room and online, an active instruction program, and management of the library's collections in the stacks. Our staff is ready to share their expertise with graduate students interested in a career in special collections. In addition to helping make collections available to researchers in our busy reading room and for our many classes, the public services assistant has the unique opportunity to learn first-hand from the inspiring collections and staff at Houghton.

 

DUTIES

  • Greet and assist researchers in the use of the library, and explain library policies and procedures.
  • Provide in-person reference assistance and answer email and telephone queries.
  • Monitor researchers to ensure proper handling of collections in the reading room.
  • Prepare material for reproductions requests, writing invoices for patron digitization orders, and scanning material for researchers.
  • Work in the stacks, paging and reshelving and helping to maintain order in a complex system with materials that inhabit multiple physical locations and classifications systems
  • Assist with the Houghton teaching program by gathering materials for classes and helping setup and monitor classes
  • Additional projects are possible, depending on interest and availability. These may include involvement in social media and blogging, assisting with virtual and physical exhibitions, and assisting other departments with processing and cataloging of material.

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

Required

  • A strong public services orientation and interest in developing reference skills
  • Aptitude for detail, accuracy, and efficiency; good organizational skills.
  • Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds.

 

Preferred

  • Strong interest in a career in archives and special collections work.
  • Completion of courses in archives and special collections and/or reference.
  • Prior library experience.

 

HOURS

A regular schedule of 16 hours a week, which would include 4-7pm Tue, Wed, Thu, and Sat 9-5.

 

SALARY 
$15.00/hour


TO APPLY
  
Submit cover letter, resume, and references to James Capobianco, Reference Librarian, jcapob@fas.harvard.edu

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Library Clerk, Youth Services, Brooks Memorial Library, Brattleboro, VT

Town of Brattleboro Library Clerk III- Assistant Youth Services Librarian $14.60/hour

Brooks Memorial Library seeking full-time Library Clerk III in the Youth Services Department. Will assist the Youth Services Librarian in daily operation of Children's Room and Teen Room. Duties include all aspects of library circulation functions, conducting variety of programs for children and teens, and supervision and training of clerical staff and volunteers. Candidate should possess excellent organizational skills and be self-motivated. Knowledge of current trends in library services and literature for young adults preferred, as well as previous experience in automated library environments and social media applications. Bachelor's degree and experience working with children required.

Send applications to Brattleboro Town Manager, Attn: Library HR, 230 Main St. #208 Brattleboro VT 05301, or by e-mail to: tmsecretary@brattleboro.org, and must be received by 5:00pm on WEDNESDAY APRIL 25, 2018. Interviews to be held in early May with a start date in mid-May. Applications may be found on the Town website at www.brattleboro.org. 

The Town of Brattleboro is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ applicants, and people from other underrepresented groups to apply, recognizing and respecting that diverse perspectives and experiences are valuable to our team and essential to our public service.

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Stacks Assistant, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Library is currently accepting applications for a temporary Stacks Assistant.

The Stacks unit is responsible for maintenance of the Widener Stacks and the Stacks Assistant participates in this work at the direction of the Stacks Supervisor and the Head of Collection Management. 

Schedule: 35 hours per week, Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm, though there may be a little flexibility with the specific hours. Absences should be communicated as soon as possible. 

This is a 90 day temporary assignment. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Tasks include shelving books, pulling books to fulfill patron requests, checking IDs at the Stacks entrance service desk, discharging books, and assisting patrons. Wearing headphones is allowed for many in-stacks tasks.

Qualifications

Accuracy and attention to detail in ordering call numbers; ability to accurately read call numbers and book titles, sometimes in conditions of medium light, such as books on a bottom shelf; ability to reach and lift bins weighing up to 40 pounds, push book carts containing 15 ft. of books; excellent attendance, responsibility and accountability; good communication and interpersonal skills in order to assist patrons and work with library staff and our many student employees; some library experience with references preferred. 

EEO Statement

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

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to rlopez@fas@harvard.edu

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Library Director, Swansea Public Library, Swansea, MA

The Swansea Public Library Board of Trustees seeks an enthusiastic, community-minded, visionary leader as its next director. The ideal candidate will be a strong advocate for the Library's programs, possess excellent knowledge of current best practices, and exhibit a commitment to community engagement. The Library Director is responsible for the management, administration and direction of daily library operations and services, including preparing and managing the library budget, short and long-range planning, grant applications, collection development, community outreach, and managing personnel.


The library's mission is to be at the center of community life where reading, lifelong learning, recreational, cultural services, and civic pride thrive. Swansea is a town of 16,263 residents in southeastern Massachusetts. The town is primarily residential with four elementary schools, one junior high school, and one high school.  Swansea has a town administrator and elected selectmen form of government.  The Library Director reports to the Library Board of Trustees and to the Town Administrator. The library has an annual budget of $323,990.00, an annual circulation of 72,927, 5 FT staff and 7 PT staff. In 2017 the Swansea Public Library was awarded a MBLC construction grant totaling $6,875,844.00. The library director will have responsibilities to contribute to fund-raising, working with the Architects, OPM, MBLC, the library building committee, and town officials on this building project as we move forward with the building design and securing matching funds from the town.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Master's Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited school.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in professional library work, including library management and direct supervision of others.
  • Demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Substantial experience with computers, technology, social media, MS Office Suite, the Internet, Integrated Library Systems Software, and other software and applications as needed.
  • Experience with researching and pursuing grant proposals to fund new or supplementary programs and services.
  • Considerable ability to interact with the general public, elected and appointed officials, outside organizations, and professional associations.
  • Experience with building renovation projects preferred. 

A detailed job description is available at http://www.swansealibrary.org/


SALARY:  The salary for this position will range between $70,000 and $78,000 depending on qualifications, education, and experience. This position also includes a comprehensive benefit package including health insurance.


TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should send a descriptive cover letter and resume to hr@town.swansea.ma.us.


DEADLINE: For primary consideration, submit your application before May 7, 2018. The position will remain open until filled.

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Guest Student, Informatics, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA

We are looking for a summer guest student to conduct a project that enhances the visibility and accessibility of deep submergence data acquired by the world's premiere ocean research center, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, MA. The person appointed in this position will work with Dr. Masako Tominaga at National Deep Submergence Facility (https://www2.whoi.edu/staff/mtominaga/), in collaboration with Data Librarian, Audrey Mickle, at MBLWHOI Library, and Dr. Vicki Ferrini at Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University for the following projects:

  1. QA/QC metadata for the Alvin, Jason, and Sentry dives to complete the NDSF portion of the EarthCube-funded IEDA/NDSF dive metadata web services  (e.g. https://www.iedadata.org/help/web-services/)
  2. Establish a single Google spreadsheet file (the dive sites and metadata should be extracted from the IEDA/NDSF web service) that could link PIs outreach efforts and WHOI Data Library inventory (for non-digitized data). This will be imported to e.g. Google Earth to be utilized by a wider community and a foundation of next phases of this project.
  3. Assist and continue establishing digital copies of the JASON visuals on CDs and DVD.
  4. Collaborate on the next phase of NDSF informatics activities that will contribute to a broader community.
  5. Will be named in the presentation at DeSSC annual meeting/possible AGU presentation(s) and will have opportunity to travel to Lamont Doherty Earth observatory to connect with IEDA effort.

We would like to target an undergraduate/graduate student preferably majoring in Information Science, Library Science, or closely related fields. Please contact Dr. Tominaga with a resume and letter of interest at mtominaga@whoi.edu.

  • The effort will be up to 6 wks.
  • Per diem rate at $57 will be provided.
  • WHOI summer housing could be covered (depending on the availability).
  • Dr. Tominaga will be a supervisor to sign off this program.

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Designing Pac-Man with Javascript, Simmons College, Boston, MA

When: Thursday, April 19, 2:00-3:00 pm 

Where: P213 Tech Lab, Palace Road Building

 

Remember Pac-Man? Yes THE Pac-Man

If you've ever played Pac-Man, come recreate the game using an animation program in the P213 Tech Lab!

 

Processing.js is a JavaScript port of Processing, a programming language designed to write visualizations, images, and interactive content. It allows web browsers to display animations, visual applications, games and other graphical rich content.

 

Highlights of this workshop:

  • Perfect for non-programmers!
  • JavaScript's Processing.js provides a foundation for learning computer programming!
  • Come learn a new, fun tool for animation and drawing!

 

Please register at the below Eventbrite site:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/designing-pac-man-with-javascript-tickets-45084820913

 

This workshop will be recorded and available on the Simmons Tech Lab Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmsHE1k0hF5YzDpJ36W-Rig

 

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Call for Posters: BMore!

Call for Posters: BMore!

The Social Sciences & Humanities and Academic Divisions of the Special Libraries Association invite proposals for a poster session to be held during SLA's annual conference in Baltimore, June 9-13, 2018.

The theme for the SLA 2018 conference is BMore! We welcome proposals addressing any aspect of this theme. How are you and your library being more innovative? More collaborative? More inclusive? Posters may present original research, case studies, or work in progress.

A prize will be awarded for the best poster, as judged by attendees.

Proposals should be submitted by April 20, 2018 using this form [http://bit.ly/BMORESLA]. Please include a title and description of about 250 words. Proposals will be reviewed by the 2018 poster session committee for relevance to the theme and quality, and applicants will be notified of acceptance decisions by April 30, 2018.

The poster session will be a relaxed and informal time to share ideas with your colleagues and will be held on Tuesday, June 12, from 9-10 a.m. Poster presenters are expected to stay for the hour to answer questions and to network with attendees.

The 2018 poster session committee is Marilyn Bromley, Lateka Grays, and Tara Murray. Please send any questions to Tara at tem10@psu.edu.

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Cataloger, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

The Worcester Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated and resourceful candidate for the position of Cataloging Librarian! This is a professional position under the immediate supervision of the Head of Knowledge and Access Resource Management Services (KARMS), and under the overall direction of the Associate Director. The individual in this role will be responsible for cataloging materials in all formats and all subject areas, including special collections materials, and will perform original and enhanced cataloging activities in support of the needs of the entire Worcester Public Library system. The ideal person in this position will possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills and have experience working with diverse populations in an urban community.

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

SALARY: $45,750.17 - $67,915.63 annually; $21.92 - $32.54 hourly

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Librarian, Talking Book Services, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

The Worcester Public Library is seeking candidates for the position of Talking Books Services Librarian! 

This is a professional position working under the supervision of the Head of the Worcester Talking Book Library with overall oversight by the Head Librarian. This position is responsible for outreach, cataloging, and readers' advisory services for individuals with a visual, physical or reading disability and involves collaborating with those organizations that serve them. This position also includes supervisory responsibility as assigned. The ideal person in this position will possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills and have experience working with diverse populations in an urban environment.

SALARY: $45,750.17 - $67,915.63 annually; $21.92 - $32.54 hourly

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

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Director, Human Resources, Plimoth Plantation Inc., Plymouth, MA

This is an opportunity to work at one of the country's most prestigious living history museums. Operating on a remarkable property overlooking Cape Cod Bay, Plimoth Plantation brings the story of America's early foundation to life for hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. The Museum is looking for a passionate and experienced HR professional to direct the HR function and to ensure the Museum attracts and retains the best talent. The ideal candidate will be proactive and resourceful and will be able to provide strong strategic leadership to the organization and the workplace culture.

The Director of Human Resources is responsible for all oversight on all HR activities, including: talent management, compensation analysis, annual performance appraisal process, employee relations, training and development, employment legislation compliance, and creating and implementing personnel/administrative policies.

Bachelor's Degree in related field, e.g. concentration in HR, Industrial or Behavioral Psychology, Sociology. Eight to ten years senior HR generalist experience in either profit or not-for-profit environments. Enthusiastic and positive; provides vision and inspiration, earning respect and trust, and mobilizes others to fulfill the mission. g others. Strategic innovative thinker; displays original thinking and creativity. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated work ethic, flexibility and thorough follow-up skills. Ability to work collaboratively and maintain professional demeanor at all times. A high level of professionalism and confidentiality are critical.

Qualified applicants please send your resume and cover letter, including salary expectations, to edonovan@plimoth.org.

Please indicate the job title - Director of HR - in the subject line.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

 

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Director, Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

The University of Notre Dame seeks a director for the Snite Museum of Art at a pivotal moment. The Director will work with university officials selecting the architect, constructing and opening in 2021 the new Raclin Murphy Museum of Art at Notre Dame. Will shape exhibitions and continue to enhance the Snite's role in the University within a new Arts District. Reports to the Vice President/Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and works with a generous Advisory Council. Leads staff of 16 serving over 7,000 ND students and faculty, 15,000 primary and secondary-school students, and over 43,000 visitors annually. AAMD museum.

Responsibilities: Provide vision and lead strategic planning; play key part planning and launching the new museum; oversee operations and finances; conduct research for exhibitions and publications; work with development office to raise remaining capital for new museum (lead gifts in hand); ensure completion of a major digitizing project; act as advocate for/public face of museum; coordinate and partner with ND academic departments, colleges and schools to enhance role of the arts in the curriculum.

Qualifications: Must be versed in current art-museum innovations; an outgoing, collaborative relationship builder. MA or PhD in Art History, Fine Arts or Museum Studies; at least five years' directing an art museum or leading a large museum department; experience with facility-planning and construction, or similar large-scale museum project.

ND is situated in an upcoming small Indiana city with low cost of living 90-miles from Chicago.

For detailed criteria, Visit http://museum-search.com/open-searches/ 

EOE, no faith requirement. Nominations welcome.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Intern, Library and Information Services, Shire, Lexington, MA

Intern - Library and Information Services

Site: Lexington, MA

Duration: Jun 5, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018

Hours/week: 40.00

Created: Apr 12, 2018

Job ID: XXXXJP00003365

Budget range: Unknown

Description:

Librarians and information specialists play a key role in the acquisition and distribution of knowledge resources within the pharmaceutical industry. This internship will offer an introduction to the diverse opportunities available to the research librarian within pharma and biotech.

The internship will include mentored rotations in each of the following six competencies:

1. Providing customized literature searches as requested by Shire personnel
2. Identification and analysis of various biomedical information resources
3. Document retrieval
4. Training and customer service
5. Application of rules and regulations regarding copyright
6. Vendor management

The intern will be will be asked to demonstrate competency in each of the rotations by completing various projects that will include presentations, posters, simple literature searches, etc.

For more information, click here (at https://shire.talent-pool.com/job/3293).

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SLIS Career Fair, Simmons College, Boston, MA

Current SLIS Students and Alumni are invited to the Simmons College Library and Information Science Career and Networking Fair!

Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Where: Linda K. Paresky Conference Center on the 3rd Floor of the Main College Building, Boston Campus
The fair is a terrific opportunity for current SLIS students and recent alumni seeking full‐time employment, part time employment, internship, and career networking opportunities to meet hiring employers from the Greater Boston and New England area. Representatives from school, public, and academic libraries, special libraries, archives, publishers, database and information management firms, staffing agencies, and more in the LIS field are expected to attend.
All fair attendees must be candidates for or have already received their MLS from Simmons (within the past two years). This is an open‐format event, which means that attendees can move freely from table to table and do not need to schedule interviews with recruiters prior to the event. Business professional dress is recommended. Light refreshments will be served. 
To register for the event, sign up here: http://bit.ly/2Fm0htR.
We are also excited to announce a photographer will be taking free professional head shots at the event. 
For information on pre‐fair preparation and SLIS career resources, as well as an exhibitor list, please visit the SLIS Career Resources website, simmons.edu/sliscareerfair. Also, please feel free to explore the Career Education Center's career toolkit and resources for graduate students at https://www.simmons.edu/cec/alums/career-toolkit.

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Director, Library Organizational Development and Planning, Brown University, Providence, RI

The Brown University Library is seeking outstanding candidates for the newly defined position of Director of Library Organizational Development and Planning, with supervisory responsibilities for two staff currently comprising the Library Human Resources unit and also the Director for Planning & Assessment.  

This new leadership position will foster a coordinated and comprehensive approach to developing a supportive environment and culture of learning within the Library that actively anticipate and adapt to changes in technology, operations, and services. As a member of the Library's senior leadership team, the Director will collaborate with others to develop and implement programs that promote the cultivation and advancement of staff capabilities in support of the Library's strategic goals and assessment plans.

Working with the University Librarian and other senior leaders in the Library, the Director will review organizational resources to ensure that programs, policies, practices, and resources are in place to support the core competencies, required service quality, and organizational changes that align with the Library's short and long-term goals and directions.

 

With a focus on designing, implementing, evaluating, and continually improving the Library's training and development processes for all staff, the Director will develop and implement programs of structured training and informal coaching to strengthen the capacities and enhance the skills of individuals, supervisors, and teams, thereby empowering Library staff through relevant training and competency-building opportunities. In addition, the Director will develop and implement training programs and methods that advance, strengthen, and sustain team-based approaches and collaborative decision-making. The resulting programs will emphasize staff learning and development and support a positive organizational culture that demonstrates the value that the Library and University place on collaboration and personal achievement.

 

In coordination with the Director of Library Planning & Assessment and members of the Library's leadership team, the Director of Library Organizational Development and Planning will contribute to the creation and implementation of the Library's strategic goals and assessment plans, along with the generation and interpretation of data to inform the Library's internal effectiveness. Working with Library Human Resources staff, Library managers, and others, the Director of Library Organizational Development and Planning will oversee the planning and implementation of other human resource programs and services that support the recruitment, onboarding, retention, and ongoing development of Library staff. The Director will utilize a wide array of internal communication strategies (including web, print, face-to-face, and other platforms) to educate, inform, and energize constituencies within the Library.

 

To fulfill these responsibilities, the incumbent will have significant knowledge of organizational development issues and trends based on work experience in libraries, higher education, cultural resources, nonprofits, or business. Experience with analyzing and improving group dynamics, communication, and performance is also essential, as is knowledge of productive teambuilding, leadership development, and supervisory proficiencies gained from developing or participating in programs addressing these areas of organizational effectiveness.

 

Additional qualifications include: 

  • Bachelor's degree required (graduate degree preferred), with formal training or certification in organizational development and/or training.
  • 5 to 7 years of organizational development and/or training work experience.
  • Working knowledge of design and development of competency frameworks, including experience with OD theories and methods, organizational analysis, and change skills.
  • Broad, in-depth knowledge of and proven experience with strategic planning, assessment, and introducing improvements and changes within a complex, rapidly changing organization.
    • Demonstrated success in leading and engaging staff through the processes of staff development as well as organizational improvement and change.
    • Strong project management skills, proven planning and organizational skills, and ability to deliver desired results and outcomes.
    • Experience working in libraries or other nonprofit cultural organizations is preferred; experience in labor relations and working with bargaining unit staff is preferred.
  • Significant knowledge of organizational development issues and trends.
  • Experience with analyzing and improving group dynamics, communication, and performance is also essential, as is knowledge of productive teambuilding, leadership development, and supervisory proficiencies gained from developing or participating in programs addressing these areas of organizational effectiveness.
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce and workplace environment, while supporting professional development for staff at all levels.
  • Demonstrated record of initiating, designing, and executing successful programs for staff training, group process, conflict resolution, team development, or other related areas.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to negotiate and balance expectations and priorities of multiple stakeholders.

 

To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at:   https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ143849. 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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Chief Conservator, Brown University, Providence, RI

The Brown University Library seeks a dynamic and skilled professional to serve in the role of Chief Conservator. As part of the senior management team, the Chief Conservator will supervise the activities of the Conservation and Preservation Services unit. In addition to administrative and strategic leadership, the ideal candidate will provide conservation and preservation for both circulating and special collections. Activities include book and manuscript treatment, exhibition and loan support, disaster relief, environmental monitoring and facilities planning support. The Chief Conservator will oversee the conservation of a wide range of paper-based materials, with a focus on the Library's rare printed items, manuscripts and cartographic materials.  

 

Collaborating with Library staff, as well as campus-wide and external constituents, the Chief Conservator will contribute to the management of large scale high-profile conservation and preservation projects that have library-and university-wide impact on the development, access, usability, and preservation of scholarly content in support of teaching, learning, research and creative expression. The Chief Conservator will contribute to related projects and represent BUL in regional/national/international projects and initiatives.

 

The Chief Conservator supervises the Conservation & Preservation Services unit including the Bindery and the Library Annex (offsite storage). Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Access Services & Collection Management, the Chief Conservator will collaborate closely with Curators and the Director of Special Collections.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and formal training in paper conservation at the graduate level, or equivalent combination of apprenticeship, advanced courses, internships and experience
  • MLS or equivalent degree
  • Minimum of five years of experience in conservation work
  • Experienced and demonstrated skill in supervision, including hiring, orienting, training and development, organizing workloads, delegating responsibility, providing guidance and direction
  • Excellence in performing complex conservation treatments on a broad range of library and archival materials as demonstrated through a portfolio
  • Demonstrated record of managing and designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion 
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment 
  • Knowledge of the history of book and paper making, bookbinding techniques, and the history and manufacture of other library materials; and the nature and causes of book and paper deterioration
  • Knowledge of and adherence to professional ethical practice in conservation
  • Working knowledge of chemistry as it applies to library materials
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal and organizational skills
    including demonstrated ability to prepare reports and procedural documentation

 

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.

 

To Apply: Please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at:   https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ141229Complete 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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Public Services Librarian, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Department: Library                                         

Location: 330 Homer Street

Salary Range: $53,057-$71,305 in 11 steps              

Grade: S08, AFSCME, Local 3092

Department Head: Philip E. McNulty, Director

Date of Notice: 4/12/2018                                        

Posting: External

 

The Newton Free Library is the busiest single library location in Massachusetts and delivers a wide array of services and programming to the Newton community. This spring we will open a new makerspace that will provide a hub for our successful S.T.E.A.M programming. We are seeking a motivated and energetic librarian to help oversee programming and coordination of this space.

 

A successful candidate should keep current with developing technology, as it relates to public service and reference. Position responsibilities also include answering reference questions in person, on the telephone and via email; enthusiastically presenting individual and class instruction in the use of all library resources and technology including eBooks, online resources and device advice sessions; providing readers advisory services; participating in collection development, community outreach and working on departmental projects and other duties as assigned.

 

The candidate must possess the ability to work well with a large staff and diverse group of patrons and be committed to fostering a positive collaborative work environment. This full time position includes one evening per week and participation in weekend rotation.

 

Qualifications: M.L.S. from an accredited library school, and one to three years of reference experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated proficiency in automated systems, database and Internet searching and use of MS Office products; Familiarity with LibGuides and developing technology; Strong customer service skills; demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team setting and work positively with a diverse constituency.

Individuals interested in the above position should submit a completed application, resume and cover letter addressed to Philip McNulty, Library Director, using the City of Newton's online application process at https://cityofnewton.hyrell.com by Monday, April 23, 2018.

 

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

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Graduate Assistants, Office of the Registrar, Simmons College, Boston, MA

The Registrar's Office is seeking one to two graduate students to assist with data cleanup in preparation for the launch of the College's new Catalog.

Responsibilities will include reviewing and formatting course descriptions and prerequisite requirements for all courses in the College database.

Utmost attention to detail is required.

Applicants must be comfortable learning new technologies, and should be able to commit to 20 hours of work per week until the project is complete.  

We're working to get the Undergraduate Catalog online beginning June 1. In order to do so, there is a significant amount of back-end coding work that needs to happen through Colleague in the very near future.
Pay: $15 per hour.

Interested students should reach out to Tom Wagtowicz (thomas.wagtowicz@simmons.edu).

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ATLA Diversity Scholarship

Find more information about ATLA here: https://www.atla.com/about/who/Pages/default.aspx

ATLA is excited to support diversity in librarianship with the following scholarship:

The ATLA Diversity Scholarship

We are looking for applicants with an open willingness to explore the possibility of a vocation in information science and religious studies and/or theology.

ATLA will provide one scholarship for $4,000 to a student from an underrepresented population enrolled in an ALA-accredited master's program in library and information science. The scholarship also includes the option of a travel grant to attend and participate in the following ATLA Annual Conference. The awardee can choose to participate in the ATLA Annual Conference by presenting or creating a poster on a particular topic with the support of the members of the sponsoring ATLA Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Award

  • $4,000
  • (optional) $750 travel grant to attend the following ATLA Annual Conference

Eligibility

  • Applicant must be from an underrepresented population (religious, racial, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, etc.).
  • Applicant must enroll and complete at least 6 credit hours in an ALA-accredited master's program in library and information science in the 12 months following notification. 
  • Applicant may attend the following ATLA Annual Conference and participate with the support of the ATLA Committee for Diversity, Eq​uity, and Inclusion in a presentation or poster session.
  • Applicant must be an ATLA individual or student member at the time of acceptance

Applications and instructions can be found here: https://www.atla.com/Members/development/awards/Pages/Diversity-Scholarships.aspx

Applications are available on an ongoing basis, but applications must be received by June 1 of each year. The awardee will be notified on July 1.

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Research Information Scientist, Abbot, Abbot Park, IL

Please click on the link to apply.

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
A Biomedical and Business Searcher to define and conduct scientific, business, and IP-related searches. Review, analyze and synthesize search results. Present deliverables to clients to enable assessments, and to support decision-making within R&D and overall business processes.

Main outputs are:

  • Conducts literature searches
  • Provides research results with value-added analysis
  • Creates and monitors current awareness on industry related topics

Key Responsibilities

  • Defines search strategy and relevant criteria (databases, indexing, keywords)
  • Conducts accurate, comprehensive, literature searches in scientific, business, legal and news databases
  • Supports project based searching, including searches related to competitive intelligence
  • Consults with business, scientific or legal clients to determine research needs and applies appropriate information strategies to solving problems
  • Creates and delivers well researched reports that are clearly structured, and that address the issue
  • Monitors, updates, and improves knowledge and expertise with respect to information research tools and resources

Key Skills

  • B.S. in Science required, with at least 5-7 years relevant experience in healthcare, corporate or library setting
  • MS degree in Library Science and/or a combination of relevant searching experience preferred
  • Strong proficiency of secondary research tools and information retrieval techniques using databases and platforms such as Medline, Embase, lnspec, STN, Factiva, Proquest Dialog, Thomson ONE
  • Ability to review, analyze and synthesize technical information
  • Ability to work with clients to develop solutions that meet expectations and deliver value
  • High customer focus, flexibility, initiative, ability to prioritize workload, high accuracy, diligence and a fast responder
  • Excellent people skills, ability to work well in a team and in an individual capacity, and willingness to take the lead on initiatives or as assigned
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn, and continuously develops talents, skills and abilities
  • Takes ownership of results, approaching work with a winning attitude
  • Excellent problem solving skills, verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional attitude to allow agile and proactive responses to changing business demands and opportunities
  • Fluency in English (any other language is an advantage)

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Head of User Services, California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, CA

The University Library at California State University, Sacramento invites applications for the position of Head of User Services. This position provides leadership for user-centered services to support the academic, professional, and personal success of a diverse student population. 

Responsibilities include the management of circulation services, collections and building support, course reserves, resource sharing.

The Head of User Services participates as a member of library-wide groups, task forces, and project teams as appropriate and is expected to work comfortably and with a high degree of expertise in a shared decision-making environment. As a department head, this position will foster an environment where strategic and well-informed risk taking is encouraged. As a member of Department Heads Council, this position is participate in library-wide planning and policy making, the incumbent works with other library leaders to shape strategic directions for the Library.

Complete information on the position and instructions on how to apply can be found here csus.peopleadmin.com/postings/3009. EEO/ADA 

Initial review of applications begins 05/10/2018.

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Programs Associate, Brooklyn Public Library, New York City, NY

Brooklyn Public Library is hiring for a qualified Programs Associate to support the development of a new suite of youth programs centered on empathy and inclusiveness. The Programs Associate will be an integral part of the team responsible for launching a new suite of programs & services modeling empathy, inclusiveness, mutual respect, and understanding for the benefit of Brooklyn youth. This initiative will encompass youth programming, collections and materials support, teacher and parent workshops, and Library staff professional development. With generous support from a private donor, the Library will be launching this suite of programs in Spring 2018.

This 15 hr/wk position will begin in June 2018 and continue through the end of the year, with possible extension. The Programs Associate will be based out of the Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library with potential to travel to other BPL branches. Some evening work may occur; some weekend work to be expected.

Responsibilities
With support and oversight from the Coordinator of School Outreach, the Programs Associate will be primarily responsible for:

  • Managing support and logistics for a new suite of "kindness-centered" Library programs for kids and teens
  • Supporting educational programming for teachers (includes scheduling, publicizing, and evaluating individual workshops for educators). Most teacher programming to be scheduled on weekends; Sundays preferred
  • Assisting in the development and support of staff trainings and professional development
  • Overseeing the purchase and distribution of new materials for the Library collection
  • Managing support and logistics for parent and caregiver school-based workshops
  • General research and knowledge-finding as needed as program development proceeds
  • Gathering information & surveys from participants for evaluation
  • Assisting in a writing a comprehensive program summary
  • Regular communication with the Coordinator of School Outreach

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Enrollment in or completion of a graduate library or education program desirable, but not essential; experience in youth education strongly preferred.
  • Experience in adult training, professional development, and/or working with an audience of preK-12 educators.
  • Experience in program development or other related background.
  • Familiarity with public library resources and services.
  • Impeccable detail management and organization skills.
  • Digitally literate and able to work and learn easily using technology.
  • Ability to work well under minimal supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel within the NYC Metro area.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as required
  • Ability to bend, reach, sit and stand

This is a part-time, grant funded position from June 2018 to December 2018 with a 15 hour work week. Rate of pay for this position is $25 per hour.

To apply, click here.

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Senior Librarian, Santa Clarita Public Library, Santa Clarita, CA

The City of Santa Clarita is recruiting to fill three Senior Librarian positions. This recruitment is part of our transition of the Santa Clarita Public Library from outsourced operation to public management by city employees. Located in Southern California, the City of Santa Clarita is top-ranked nationally for livability, safety and quality of life.

 

Each Senior Librarian will supervise a major library-wide section such as Children's Services, Young Adult Services, or Collection Management.

 

The salary range is $71,614 to $89,419, plus full municipal benefits including participation in California Public Employees Retirement System. It is anticipated this salary range will be increased by cost of living effective July 1st.

 

The application deadline is Monday, April 23, 2018 at 12:00 noon.

 

More information is available on this recruitment at this link.

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Director, Library Services, Quincy College, Quincy, MA

Quincy College - Director of Library Services


About Quincy College:
Founded in 1958, Quincy College is a two-year, municipally affiliated college serving approximately 4,000 students at campuses located in Quincy and Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Quincy College Mission Statement
Quincy College is an open-access institution that encourages academic achievement and excellence, diversity, economic opportunity, community involvement, and lifelong learning. The College facilitates valuable learning relationships that inspire students to realize their educational and professional futures.

We are committed to the following values: student learning and achievement; excellence in teaching; mutual respect, responsibility, and collaboration; individual and institutional integrity; and diversity of people and perspectives.
The College recognizes that our success is measured by the long-term satisfaction and achievement of our students, and the positive partnerships we develop. Our most valuable resources to achieving our mission are our faculty, administration and support staff. Each individual employee's performance contributes to our ability to successfully achieve and excel in all aspects of our mission and values.

Job Description:
Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Director provides vision and strategic direction for library services in alignment with the college's mission, vision and core values. The Director leads a team of dedicated professional and support staff, enhances and communicates the value and role of the libraries at the Quincy and Plymouth campuses, coordinates all library services, and maintains effective and efficient operations. The Director supervises and evaluates personnel, collaborates with faculty, and works closely with the President, Deans, and faculty to improve outcomes in student learning and to provide resources for teaching. The Director facilitates the continuing integration of technology in library and related functions.

Essential Functions:

  • Direct all library operations at multi-campus sites, including library information resources in a variety of formats, circulation, interlibrary loan, library instruction, technical services, library automation, and reference services.
  • Prepare, administer, and monitor budgets for the libraries.
  • Ensure the development and assessment of the libraries' information literacy programs that meet or exceed national guidelines.
  • Provide leadership in balancing traditional library collections, methodologies, and services with those of the current digital environment and evolving technologies.
  • Foster greater integration of library services within academic divisions with librarian liaisons.
  • Promote student, faculty, staff, and community use of library resources and services through advocacy and public relations initiatives.
  • Supervise library staff and promote library staff growth and development.
  • Coordinate the "Meet the Author" program.
  • Serve on College committees and task forces to support College programs, services, and activities.
  • Represent and promote the College libraries as a member of professional organizations at the local, state, and national levels and as a member of the Old Colony Library Network (OCLN).
  • Conduct needs assessments as part of the strategic planning process for library acquisitions and services.
  • Facilitate and support the College's mission including its focus on teaching and learning.
  • Participate in the delivery of general reference and research consultation services, which may involve occasional evening and weekend work.
  • Participate in mandatory training/coursework, including but not limited to:
  • Title IX and Sexual Misconduct
  • Sexual Harassment and Non-Discrimination
  • Security Policy and Notification of Security Reporting
  • FERPA
  • Municipal Ethics Law
  • Assume other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Responsible for supervision of assigned staff, including student staff.

Travel: Local travel between campuses in Quincy and Plymouth required.

Requirements:

Educational Experience: MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited program required.

Experience Requirements: Five (5) or more years in progressively responsible administrative positions within a library, preferably within higher education. Demonstrated competence in strategic and budget planning. Experience in management of library faculty, staff and facilities. Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills. An understanding and appreciation of traditional as well as evolving and emerging instructional and service technologies associated with 21st Century libraries. Capability for collaborative long-range planning and implementation. Specific knowledge of library online services and systems, cataloging, collection development, reference, information technology, and library architecture and design. Evidence of intellectual curiosity and demonstrated willingness to keep abreast of new developments. Flexibility to respond to ever-changing College environment. Demonstrated sensitivity to diversity and multicultural issues and the interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively and courteously with students, staff, administration, and the public. Knowledge of interactive classroom technologies and course management software, especially Canvas, preferred. Proficient with all Microsoft Office applications.

Additional Information:

EEO Statement:
Quincy College is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Quincy College is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.

Application Instructions:
Please apply at our Employment Opportunities page, www.quincycollege.edu

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Librarian, Youth Services, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, MA

WHERE: Norfolk Public Library

 

TITLE: Part-time Youth Services Librarian

 

START DATE: June 1, 2018

 

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

We are looking for a dynamic, energetic and creative individual, capable of working independently and as part of a team. This person is responsible for children's services and the pre-school collection. The employee will plan and implement exciting programs which are educational and entertaining for youth in the library. The target age group for programming is 0-12 years, however, they may be asked to help cover programs for young adults over 13 years old, as needed. 
In addition to programming responsibilities, the employee performs a variety of clerical and basic library tasks under the direct supervision of the Sr. Youth Services Librarian and the Library Director. Primary responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:

  • Plan, schedule, and implement story times, which may consist of music and movement, crafts, educational activities, and resources for children and their adult caregivers.
  • Decorate and organize the children's area, including creating imaginative and inviting bulletin boards and book displays.
  • Create and implement programming for school-aged children through age 12 years.
  • Communicate in a friendly, effective, and professional manner with library staff, volunteers, and the public.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of the preschool collection.

SCHEDULE: This is a part-time, 15hours/week, entry level position in the library. Flexible schedule with the ability to work mornings, afternoons, and an occasional evening.

SALARY: $19.78/hour

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree, experience in library services for children or other related fields, knowledge of children's literature and early childhood development; excellent interpersonal skills and a love of working with children.

Send cover letter, resume, and references by May 6, 2018 to Sarina Bluhm, Acting Library Director, Norfolk Public Library, 139 Main Street, Norfolk, MA 02056 (sbluhm@sailsinc.org)

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Library Assistant, Concord Academy, Concord, MA

LIBRARY ASSISTANT 

Concord Academy, an independent college preparatory school for grades 9 through 12 located in Concord, Massachusetts, is seeking to appoint a part-time  Library Assistant starting in August 2018. Chartered in 1922, the School currently enrolls approximately 368 boarding and day students from ten countries and territories and fifteen states.

 

Students are engaged in a community animated by a love of learning, enriched by a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives, and guided by a covenant of common trust. Students and teachers work together as a community of learners dedicated to intellectual rigor and creative endeavor. In a caring and challenging atmosphere, students discover and develop talents as scholars, artists, musicians, and athletes and are encouraged to find their voices. The School is committed to embracing and broadening the diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and talents of its people. Common trust challenges students to balance individual freedom with responsibility and service to a larger community. Such learning prepares students for lives as committed citizens.

 

We seek a  creative and energetic library assistant who is comfortable working with students in a high school setting and familiar with libraries. Under the supervision of the library director, the assistant  provides administrative and clerical support in all aspects of library work. Specifically, the assistant will be responsible for providing reference/research instruction to students, faculty, and staff, managing the online and print periodical collections, and processing interlibrary loan requests. Additionally, the library assistant will share in managing the circulation desk, creating displays, updating the library web pages, and organizing library programs. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree, relevant  library or teaching experience with a strong interest in educational technology, a desire to collaborate with colleagues, and proficiency in automated library systems. Familiarity with Mac and Windows applications, Libguides or similar pathfinders, web tools, and/or archives a plus.

 

Interested candidates are asked to send a cover letter and resume to: 

Sarah Yeh

Dean of Faculty

HR+library@concordacademy.org

  

We are unable to respond to phone or email inquiries. To learn more about Concord Academy, please visit our website, www.concordacademy.org.

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Librarian, Quincy College, Quincy, MA

JOB TITLE:                              Summer Librarian

DEPARTMENT:                        Anselmo Learning Commons and Library

PRIMARY LOCATION:             Quincy

 

POSITON CATEGORY:            Temporary

POSITION STATUS:                 Limited Part Time (25-35 hours per week)

(FLSA)                                     Non-exempt                

 

WORK YEAR:                          13 Weeks - May 29 thru Aug 24,2018

Mission and Focus
Quincy College is an open-access institution that encourages academic achievement, diversity, economic opportunity and lifelong learning. The College facilitates valuable learning relationships with students whose educational and professional futures might otherwise remain unrealized.

We are committed to the following values: student learning and achievement; excellence in teaching; mutual respect, responsibility, and collaboration; individual and institutional integrity; and diversity of people and perspectives.
The College recognizes that our success is measured by the long-term satisfaction and achievement of our students, and the positive partnerships we develop. Our most valuable resources to achieving our mission are our faculty, administration and support staff. Each individual employee's performance contributes to our ability to successfully achieve and excel in all aspects of our mission and values. This performance management system is designed to foster communication, encourage employees to reach their fullest potential, and to recognize employees for contributing to the mission of the College.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Summer Librarian helps oversee the day-to-day operations of the Quincy campus library during the summer months. Library activity during the summer is lighter and the person in this position is expected to be able to cover several professional service points as needed. The librarian will have primary responsibility for the following:

  • Instruction in the use of library resources and information literacy;
  • Providing reference assistance;
  • Managing electronic resources access;
  • Collection analysis and other projects as assigned.

In addition, he/she assists with overseeing the tasks of student workers in performance of the following duties:

  • Front Desk tasks: checking books out and in, collecting any fines, providing assistance with reserve collection, processing library materials, answering informational, directional and basic computer troubleshooting questions.
  • Stack maintenance tasks including retrieving books, sorting, shelving, shelf reading, shifting books and inventory.

Other administrative duties as assigned.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Master's degree in Library Science required

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience in academic libraries preferable.
  • Experience with bibliographic instruction, teaching information literacy/or and providing reference assistance.
  • Excellent customer service, collaboration and team skills.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversee student workers.

WORK HOURS: Minimum of 25 hours per week up to a maximum of 35 hours per week. Library hours during the summer months are 9am to 6pm Monday through Thursday and 8am to 2pm on Fridays.  

TRAVEL: Only temporary, emergency coverage in Plymouth campus library if needed.

Please Apply at Quincy College Employment Opportunities page, https://quincy.interviewexchange.com/static/clients/504QCM1/index.jsp

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Librarian, Blue School, New York City, NY

Blue School is an independent PK-8 school located in lower Manhattan. Blue School's mission statement defines creative thinking, academic mastery and self and social intelligence as its core values.

 

In the Fall of 2018, Blue School will open a second campus for grades 4-8. The campus expansion includes a two-story Library and Media Center. Blue School is seeking an energetic, collaborative and community-minded individual to curate and integrate existing library resources into the school's new facilities. This individual would be integral in building a school-wide library system that spans two locations and various developmental levels.

 

Managing and Leading Blue School's Library

  • Work alongside teachers and administrators to develop and maintain an inclusive and enriching library system; codify library norms and best practices

  • Work alongside students and teachers to support the use of the library and its technological/multimedia resources as tools for research and curriculum development

  • Cultivate a literary space that includes a diverse collection of authors and stories

  • Manage and maintain school-wide library budgets and add titles to the school-wide library database

  • Promote Blue School's inquiry-rich, co-constructivist culture of exploration and research using library resources

  • Encourage the use of the Library and its resources as a tool for developmentally appropriate research practices

  • Teach library classes focused on upper grades (4th-8th grade) around media and digital literacy

  • Participate in discussions with students, teachers and administrators around classroom learning opportunities that can be supported by the Library

  • Design and lead student, faculty and parent workshops around information technology, digital technology and library resources

 

Key Qualities Include:

  • A Master's or higher degree in Education, Information Sciences/Librarianship is preferred

  • Professional experience with library administration, planning and management

  • Professional experience working with students in a library or classroom setting

  • Professional experience in facilitating the exploration of texts from diverse authors and communities

  • A positive, collaborative and community-oriented mindset

  • An up-to-date knowledge of current education technology trends and contemporary education practices

  • An especially strong knowledge of middle grades and young adult fiction with experience making thoughtful recommendations to students

 

This is a full-time, exempt position. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to hr@blueschool.org with Librarian in the subject line. Blue School is an equal opportunity employer.

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Associate University Librarian, Collections Strategy and Services, UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries seeks a dynamic, innovative, and forward-thinking senior leader who will develop and execute strategy for one of the nation's leading university libraries. Reporting directly to Elaine Westbrooks, UNC's recently-appointed Vice Provost for University Libraries and University Librarian, this individual will be part of a leadership team working together to transform its library system to meet the evolving needs of its constituents. A core part of this roles will be expanding and enhancing partnerships with the University community, alumni, and donors.

 

  • Associate University Librarian for Collections Strategy and Services will lead the development and management of library collections and to install a comprehensive content strategy. The Library is looking for a leader who will want to make Carolina a model for the nation in how it defines, expands, and sustains research collections in the digital age, and who will transform how Carolina builds collections that provide the highest level of services throughout the research lifecycle.

 

The University Libraries, one of the largest research libraries in the south, is an essential part of the University's educational and research efforts. It includes 9 libraries on campus, including the Health Sciences Library, Walter Royal Davis Library, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, and the R.B. House Undergraduate Library. The University Libraries hold approximately 9.2 million volumes and extensive collections of manuscripts, audio visual, microforms, graphics, government documents and rare books. The Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Council on Library and Information Resources, and theCenter for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke UniversityNorth Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, healing, and service missions of the universities

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country's oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in medicine, social work, information science, and law.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please visit the position posting at: http://library.unc.edu/hr/employment.

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

Name: Research Data Management Intern

School: Harvard Medical School (HMS)

Location: USA - MA - Boston

Start/End: May 14th - August 28th, 2018 (Flexible)

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 (35 hours per week) requires that interns either MUST be currently enrolled in a degree program and receive academic credit, or that an internship or co-op is required to graduate.

Internship Application Process

Application Deadline: May 7th, 2018

Interviews:  April 23rd to May 7th, 2018

Final Decision:  May 7th, 2018

Internship Start Date: May 14th, 2018

 

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

 

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Call for Papers: ICGCIoT 2018

Second International Conference on Green Computing and Internet of Things

Global Academy of Technology, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Conference Date: 16-18 August 2018

Submission Deadline: 2 May 2018
Conference website: http://gciot-conference.org/2018/

Prospective authors are invited to submit soliciting, original, previously unpublished and high quality research papers addressing research challenges and advances. Submitted papers will undergo a peer-review process, coordinated by the Program Committee. All accepted and presented papers are eligible for submission to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library and SCOPUS INDEXED Journals.
IEEE ISBN : 978-1-5386-5657-0;
IEEE Part No. : CFP18C35-ART
IEEE Conference Record No.: #44090

For any enquiries or if you have any proposal please contact:
chair@gciot-conference.org &  secretariat@gciot-conference.org

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Senior Research Analyst, Mintz Levin, Boston, MA

Job Title: Senior Research Analyst

Law Firm: Mintz Levin

Please Apply Online: https://careers.mintz.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=3

 

 

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Manager, Research and Reference, the Senior Research Analyst works as part of the team to provide expert and in-depth research services to all attorneys, legal staff, administrators and others firm-wide. Senior Research Analysts also serve as specialists and project leaders. An analyst holds a senior position because of their knowledge and experience which allows them to perform at the highest level. Senior Research Analysts serve as designated specialists (subject, industry, practice area, and/or type of research) and are expected to lead/drive other projects or areas.

 

Responsibilities:

Research and Reference Services

Conduct high-level, customizable research and analysis in legal, business, and other subjects using appropriate print or electronic resources.

Respond to questions or research issues accurately, and in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Monitor research intake and handles research projects in accordance with the schedule implemented by the Manager, Research and Reference.

Lead or coordinate large or group projects, as required.

Present results using department branding and templates whenever possible.

Serve as practice, subject, industry and/or type of research specialist in areas identified by the Director and Manager, Research and Reference.

 

Orientation, Training and Knowledge Sharing Services

Assist with the development of orientation and training materials.

Participate in formal orientation and training sessions.

Conduct on-demand training in the use of print or electronic resources.

Identify attorney research and training needs and proactively provides opportunities for education.

Assist in developing content for the intranet and other internal firm meetings.

 

Continuing Education and Communication

Maintain current knowledge of developments in research and competitive intelligence services and resources.

Maintain awareness of current and emerging technologies relevant to research services and share knowledge with the team and attorney groups.

Actively participate in department, practice and other internal firm meetings.

 

Other Duties

Review, evaluate and recommend new resources.

Participate in collection development, collection maintenance and budget management.

Participate in, or lead, special projects as assigned.

Assume additional responsibilities as requested.

 

Qualifications: 

Master of Library Science ("MLS") from an ALA accredited school or equivalent degree.

3+ years' experience providing research and reference in a law firm or corporate environment.  Law firm experience is strongly preferred.

Knowledge of research methodology as well as print and electronic resources in the areas of law relevant to the firm's practice areas.

Proficiency with wide variety of relevant research services.

Ability to prepare reports, executive summaries, and other correspondence necessary to communicate research results.

Understands Research Services policies and procedures; accurately interprets and effectively implements them.

Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to influence others.

Ability to function in a fast-paced, service-oriented environment, prioritize multiple projects on a daily basis, and adjust to shifting priorities.

Strong planning, project management and organizational skills.

Strong sense of urgency and a high-energy level.

Facility analyzing, working with and presenting data.

Ability to collaborate and gain the respect, trust and confidence of the Firm's attorneys and professional staff.

Possess a "hands-on" tactical approach.

Creative and proactive approach to problem solving.

Facilitate teamwork and identify opportunities to develop new processes/infrastructure.

Demonstrated ability to grasp and implement new concepts quickly.

Strong analytical abilities, resourcefulness, and attention to detail.

Ability to work independently and as part of a team with a proactive and positive style that fosters collaborative working relationships.

Outstanding sense of customer service.

Deep personal commitment to integrity, excellent judgment and the highest standards of ethics.

Must display the highest level of diplomacy, tact and discretion, with comfort in handling and maintaining confidential information.

Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.  Familiarity with library technologies, including software and products used for communication, research and knowledge sharing.  Ability to quickly get up to speed and master new applications and software is critical.

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PhD Scholarships, Copenhagen, Denmark

Come join us in wonderful Copenhagen.

Two fully funding PhD scholarships are available within a wide spectrum of areas in information studies. 

This is an excellent opportunity to live and work in one of the world's most livable cities and be part of an exciting, internationally renowned department.

Read more about the department here:
http://iSchool.ku.dk

The annocement for the PhD scholarships can be found here:
http://employment.ku.dk/phd/?show=147020

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International Conference on Information Management & Libraries 2018

For more information (including deadlines) please visit http://www.pu.edu.pk/iciml.

You are invited to be part of this exciting event, connect with national and international participants, and disseminate your research, experience, opinions in any of the following tracks:

  • Full Research or Opinion papers
  • Short papers or Posters presentation on research in progress
  • Best Practices
  • First 2 tracks need a structured abstract of 500-750 words excluding references (following APA 6th edition) according to the following structure:

Background/introduction; Purpose/problem statement/research questions; Research methodology;  Findings; Conclusion; Research limitations; Implications and Keywords

  • For Best Practices, a write up of 500 words should introduce the practice(s), its novelty, implementation and value for the community.

Authors will be notified about the accepted abstracts after blind reviewing by the program committee. Selected full-text papers will be considered for publishing in Pakistan Journal of Information Management & Libraries.

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Digital Library Asset Management Assistant, LibGig, West Los Angeles, CA

LibGig, a LAC Group Company, seeks a Digital Library Asset Management Assistant for an academic library client in the West Los Angeles area. The position will be responsible for managing and maintaining the Digital Library's assets and accompanying metadata that reside within or are destined for the Digital Library's asset management systems and publication platforms. This is a full-time employment position.

POSITION SUMMARY

  • Responsible for implementation of workflows for ingest, arrangement, description, and access following Digital Library standards.
  • Support the work of project managers on digitization projects, ensuring that projects follow best practices and DL standards.
  • Check filenames / object models of digitized assets to ensure they can be ingested.
  • Ingest assets and metadata into DAMS and related platforms.
  • Check metadata for correct mappings, required fields, adherence to standards, etc.
  • Manage files on networked file storage
  • Coordinate QA of assets and metadata by DL students and/or project partners.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's Degree in Library Science or Information Services is a plus.
  • Previous experience with digital asset management solutions and workflows, preferably in an academic, public or corporate library environment is required.
  • Knowledge of digital assets including ingest, storage, discovery, access, publication, and preservation as well as metadata standards, ontologies, and controlled vocabularies for describing digital assets.
  • Familiarity with third party and open source tools for managing digital assets and repository software


To apply, visit: https://goo.gl/ufwF3n

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Research Specialist, Document Delivery, LibSource, Virtual, USA

LibSource, a division of LAC Group, is seeking a full-time, Research Specialist - Document Delivery, to work virtually for our Library as a Service (LaaS) platform. The Research Specialist will join a team of researchers in staffing a busy and diverse virtual research desk, performing and managing requests for legal, corporate, business development and other research from LaaS clients. All research and communication will be performed online and by phone, using both paid databases and open sources. The Research Specialist will report directly to the Deputy Director of Research & Intelligence and work with research analysts to complete research requests in a timely, professional, and cost effective manner. Research will be delivered directly to clients using a virtual reference desk platform.

This is a full-time, benefitted virtual position that can work from any US-based location.  This is an entry-level position focused on case and docket pulls, literature searches, public records searches, document procurement and other general duties to support the research team.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform case pulls and literature searches;
  • Perform docket pulls and searches
  • Participate in basic legal research including corporate filings and public record searches;
  • Responsible for accurate document ordering;
  • Communicate progress and research findings directly to client clearly and concisely;
  • Keep Deputy Director apprised of research activities, client concerns, and issues that arise in the course of research;
  • Other duties as the arise according to client requests


Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years previous experience is desired;
  • Previous experience working in a law firm is preferred;
  • MLS/MLIS preferred, though work experience or a similar or related degree may take the place of MLS/MLIS;
  • Legal research skills including but not limited to docket and case law research (both state and federal), secondary sources, and practice guidance
  • Experience with corporate and business development research including gathering information from diverse sources;
  • Exceptional client service skills, particularly via written communication
  • Current expertise using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)


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

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Library Inventory/Material Handlers, LibGig, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

LibGig, an LAC Group Company, is seeking Temporary Library Inventory/Material Handlers to work on a project onsite at an LAC Group client, an academic library and museum. 

The primary role of this position will be to: provide hands-on labor such as lifting and carrying boxes; removing items from shelves, opening, unpacking and packing boxes; loading and unloading materials; packing and shipping and proper storage; and labelling of materials.

This is a full-time, temporary position with a flexible schedule, lasting through April 30 2018 approximately. This is a great opportunity for students.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ideal candidate will have had 1-3 years of similar or related experience.
  • Prior experience with inventory or library projects and a library/archive background/education would be helpful.
  • Prior similar or related experience handling sensitive and delicate items in a careful and secure manner
  • Able to follow instructions and work within a team but also capable of working independently and autonomously
  • Must be physically able to lift at least 40 pounds, to push carts up small ramps, to bend, stoop, and to lift items for removal from or placement to shelves of varying heights.
  • Must be able to stand, walk and be mobile through most of the workday
  • Must have demonstrated organizational skills, with the ability to follow instructions, maintain work and productivity schedules and benchmarks with a strong attention to detail
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English fluently and accurately and have good written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be punctual, reliable and committed to adhering to the work schedule provided
  • Must be able to follow instructions and work within a team but also capable of working independently


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

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Library Technician, LAC Federal, Bethesda, MD

LAC Federal is seeking a Library Technician for a temporary assignment (4 months) with a federal agency in Bethesda, MD. The Technician will be helping patrons find and use print, electronic, and audio-visual resources, and provide technical assistance when needed. Work will be performed on site. This is a full time, 40 hour a week; Monday to Friday, role. 

To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/XHq99u


Duties for this position include:

  • Answering routine telephone or in-person reference inquiries, referring patrons to librarians for further assistance, when necessary
  • Cataloging, processing, and shelving library materials to prepare them for inclusion in library collections
  • Reserving, circulating, renewing, and discharging books, periodicals, and other materials
  • Providing assistance to teachers and students by locating materials and helping to complete special projects
  • Maintaining and troubleshooting problems with library equipment including computers, photocopiers, and audiovisual equipment
  • Train other staff, volunteers or student assistants, and scheduling and supervising their work.

 
Qualifications:

  • Recent Library Technician experience
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products and the Voyager catalog record system.
  • Must be able to lift boxes up to 50 lbs. and possess the ability to shelve items on top shelves

 
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Recent experience interpreting bibliographic data elements and searching bibliographic records in an online environment is desired.
  • Experience working with serial publications and experience with imaging techniques is highly desirable.
  • Basic knowledge of biomedical information and history is preferred.

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Entrepreneurship Librarian, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

To the point: Be a collaborative and engaging librarian interested in supporting entrepreneurship across the disciplines through instruction, learning, and research support; build strong relationships with students, faculty, and staff; support and enhance our core services; be willing to experiment, learn, adapt, and iterate. Help us expand the possible! 
 
Why work at Northeastern? 
Join a leading R1 institution committed to intensive research and deep, meaningful educational experiences for students at all levels. Here you'll find innovative thinking about higher education where experiential learning is central to the mission. In this landscape University Libraries are a vital partner in learning, teaching, and research, serving a vibrant urban campus and global online community.  New leadership, unique space planning initiatives, new collaborations with key partners, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion, community engagement, and supporting the research lifecycle shape the library's innovative spirit and strategic directions.  
What's the job? 
The Entrepreneurship Librarian will support the D'Amore-McKim School of Business as well as the entrepreneurship initiatives in colleges including: the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, the College of Engineering, the College of Computer and Information Science, the College of Science, and others. The successful candidate will work with a collaborative and interdisciplinary team of librarians supporting students, researchers, and faculty by providing engaging library services in multiple formats and mediums.  
The Entrepreneurship Librarian provides teaching, learning, and research support through virtual and in-person instructional sessions, consultations, and workshops. The successful candidate will also build relationships both oncampus and with local partners to integrate library services and resources into entrepreneurship activities at Northeastern. 
 
Qualifications 
MLS or equivalent degree. At least 3 years of experience working as a research librarian in an academic research environment, preferably serving a business school or business-related fields such as finance, accounting, or management. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent skills in collaboration and teamwork within a dynamic, continually evolving environment. Strong service orientation and understanding of user needs.

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

Children's Librarian

35 hours/week to start including evenings and weekends with rotation

$22.32 per hour union position with benefits

Job Availability: Immediate

 

Duties and Responsibilities

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

Requirements

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

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Send letter and resume and three references to:             

Cindy Grove, Library Director

Rockport Public Library                                                      

17 School Street, Rockport, MA 01966

Email:  cgrove@rockportlibrary.org

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Reference Assistant, Thomas P. O'Neill Library, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Reference Assistant

The Thomas P. O'Neill Library at Boston College is seeking two Reference Assistants. This is an excellent opportunity for currently enrolled library and information science graduate students to apply library knowledge and reference service skills at a reference desk with a reputation for high standards.

Responsibilities

Provides excellent service to library patrons, both in person and by telephone. Answers library information and research questions at the O'Neill Library Reference Desk. Types of services provided include database and research tool selection, ready reference, basic technology support, directional assistance, and referral. Works on special projects as needed.

Qualifications

Required:  

  • An understanding of information organization, research practices, library research databases, and library support services.
  • Excellent reference service skills.
  • Current enrollment in a MLIS/MLS program.

Preferred:

  • Completion of reference coursework.
  • Availability for weekday daytime hours during Summer 2018

Details about the opening

Academic year 2018-2019:
  • Up to 4 shifts Monday through Thursday,  4pm to 8pm, starting in August 2018, and continuing through the end of the spring academic semester in May, 2019.  
Summer 2018:
  • Preference will be given to candidates who are available up to 8 hours/week June through August 2018, during daytime hours: M-Th 9am-5pm, F 9am-3pm, both for training and for general staffing assistance.
Compensation: $16.00/hour.

To Apply

Email the following:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three references
to Reference Services, ref-team-ggroup@bc.edu , with the subject line: REFERENCE ASSISTANT by May 18, 2018.

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Platform Sales Associate, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA

Temporary Platform Sales Associate

Harvard University Press (HUP) seeks a temporary employee to assume responsibility for the day-to-day subscription management of our electronic resources during a permanent staff member's maternity leave. The position, which pays $15/hr, will run roughly mid-June through September, and will require 20-25 hours/week working from our Cambridge office (days/times are flexible). The successful applicant will demonstrate the ability to multi-task with limited oversight, and to respond swiftly and courteously to customer needs. The ideal candidate has some familiarity with the logistics of electronic resource management from the perspective of a publisher or a subscribing institution.

Duties include:

  • Achieve working familiarity with two electronic resources, an account management system, and sales-tracking software
  • Work with HUP marketing department and accounting staff to manage and process monthly renewals for e-resource subscriptions
  • Field technical questions from institutions and individuals regarding their subscription access
  • Shepherd new institutional accounts through the acquisitions process, from initial outreach to trial access to configuration, licensing, and invoicing
  • Troubleshoot reported technical issues and, when necessary, escalate to ticketing system for attention from HUP's development partner

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to gregory_kornbluh@harvard.edu by April 30.

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Librarian, Instruction and Outreach, Diablo Valley College Library, Pleasant Hill, CA

Librarian, Instruction and Outreach

 

Diablo Valley College Library seeks a creative and service-oriented librarian for a full-time, tenure-track librarian position. The successful candidate will work with students, faculty, and staff to support initiatives promoting effective learning and information discovery both in-person and online. The primary responsibility of this position is to provide shared leadership in the development, delivery, and assessment of library instruction.

 

This position works an academic year calendar (approximately 8 months) with opportunities for additional work and pay during the summer months.

 

For information regarding the Diablo Valley College Library, please visit http://www.dvc.edu/library/

 

For a complete position description, qualifications, and to apply online, go to https://www.4cdcareers.net/postings/5107.

 

Candidates may use Skype/Zoom for the first round of interviews. If invited for a teaching demo, that must be done in-person at the College. All required travel is at the candidate's expense.

 

Closing date: 5/14/18.

 

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Executive Director, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, Mashantucket, CT

Under the direction of the Tribal Council or its Designated Body, the incumbent oversees all aspects of Museum operations, including exhibition planning and care, educational programming, research, membership, human resources, merchandising, communications, marketing, and finance, as well as facilities management. Working with Tribal Council or its Designated Body, the executive director develops strategies for fundraising for museum self-sufficiency. The incumbent is responsible for representing the Museum on the national stage, and building industry and academic partnerships in order to shape the reputation and ensure the overall well-being of the Museum for the future.

Demonstrated senior managerial experience in a large-scale museum, with a minimum of five (5) years experience required. Masters or Doctorate degree in Business Administration, Museum Studies, Anthropology, or other related field required. Ten (10) years experience directly leading a large-scale museum may substitute the degree requirement. A working knowledge of Archaeology, Ethnohistory, Ethnography, Ethnobotany, and/or Library Science is preferred. General knowledge of food and beverage operations, retail operations, exhibit planning/design and museum design and construction is also preferred. Effectively communicates with various media and speaks publicly to promote the Museum and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, in collaboration with the MPTN Government Communications office, on a national scale. Should possess a thorough knowledge of museum management, budgeting, and non-profit financial oversight.

Please note that we have designated this position as a "key" position pursuant to the Tribal and Native American Preference Law.

Full details can be found online at http://foxwoods.com/careers

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with Experience

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Director, American Folk Art Museum, New York, NY

AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM DIRECTOR

New York, NY The American Folk Art Museum seeks a new Director who will join a dynamic institution with a resilient spirit and fresh sense of possibility. The American Folk Art Museum is the premier institution devoted to the creative expressions of self-taught artists, past and present.

Reporting to the President of the board of Trustees, the new Director must have a strong track record of fundraising and/or the ability to build a network of funding sources, particularly individual major donors. After gaining a comprehensive overview of the Museum's history, collections, purpose, staff, operations, exhibitions, education and public programs, and base of financial support, the Director will focus primarily on assuring the Museum's fiscal sustainability.

The Director will lead staff in a concerted effort to bolster the Museum's marketing and public relations, and work closely with Board members and other stakeholders to increase contributed and earned revenue. The Director will directly or indirectly supervise nearly 30 on-call, full-, and part-time staff members. S/he will partner with staff on a strategic approach to audience development and programming to appeal to wider and more diverse audiences.

The Director will also become acquainted with individual Board members and understand their strengths and capabilities, partnering with them to bring forth their best ideas, efforts, resources, and contacts. The American Folk Art Museum has retained the executive search firm of Korn Ferry to assist in the search. Please email nominations and applications (resume/CV and cover letter) to: Naree W.S. Viner, Nonprofit Practice, at AFAMDirector@kornferry.com

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Virginia Mathews Memorial Scholarship

In 2018, the American Indian Library Association (AILA) will provide a library school scholarship to a qualified American Indian individual in the amount of $4000 for the 2018-2019 academic school year.
The purpose of the Virginia Mathews Memorial Scholarship shall be to provide tuition to an American Indian individual who lives and works in the American Indian community, and who is enrolled, or has been accepted and will enroll, in a master's degree program at a university with a library and/or information sciences program accredited by the American Library Association.
Further details and scholarship criteria, as well as application forms and instructions, are available at the AILA website at http://ailanet.org/awards/scholarships/.
All applications, references, and other supporting materials must be received by June 1, 2018.

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Director, Archives & Library, The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI

Position: Director, Archives and Library, The Henry Ford (Dearborn, Michigan)

Responsible/Reports To: Senior Director of Historical Resources

Supervises: The Henry Ford's Archives and Library staff

Overview

Works Closely With:

  • Curators, Registrar, Collection Manager, Chief Conservator
  • Ford Motor Company's Heritage Brand Manager
  • Internal and external stakeholders

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leadership and management of The Henry Ford's Archives and Library staff
  • Ensuring growth, stewardship and services of Archives and Library
  • Digital programs and oversight and Improving collections accessibility
  • Monitoring budgetary requirements, costs, and efficiencies
  • Effective communications with internal and external stakeholders
  • Identification of new audiences and program opportunities, and market ideas

Areas of Expertise:

  • Archival, museum, and collections-related practices, professional standards and methods
  • Professional, ethical and legal issues surrounding collections acquisitions, deaccessioning, access, collections digitization, and intellectual property

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree - information management, archives administration, or related field
  • Five years experience - archival and library collections and digital collections management
  • Five years of administrative and supervisory experience in a cultural institution
  • Strong written and oral communications skills

Useful Experience:

  • Outreach experience across a variety of subjects and collection areas
  • Development of collateral materials and product and/or program ideas
  • Familiarity with exhibition concepts and various media
  • Creative thinking about encouraging use of archives and library resources

To Apply: Please contact ledgerly@winthropgroup.com for full description.

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Corporate Researcher/Librarian, Boston Professional Services, Boston, MA

Corporate Researcher/Librarian

Boston Professional Services firm is seeking a motivated, engaging, professional and client-centric individual to join their Administrative Team full-time as Corporate Researcher and Librarian. Reporting to an executive, the ideal candidate has strong research and project management skills, and is comfortable engaging senior executives with poise in conversational manner. Primary responsibility is conducting and producing high quality business research on companies, industries and individuals, and translating data from databases and other business sources into meaningful, digestible information for internal and external clients.

 

Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be detail-oriented and able to prioritize, track, and complete requests in a timely manner. Must be collaborative and willing to perform other administrative duties as needed.

 

Qualifications

  • At least three years progressively responsible research experience in a corporate or academic setting.
  • Strong experience with research databases and aptitude for technology - comfortable learning a new application or tool.  Ability to demonstrate online databases in a one-on-one setting.
  • Expertise in MS Office suite, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program preferred, bachelor's degree required.

 

Compensation is negotiable based on experience. Interested applicants are encouraged to send: resume, brief explanation of interest, and salary requirements to librariansearch2018@gmail.com and we will provide a more detailed job description.

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Copy Cataloger, Merrimack Valley Library Consortium, North Andover, MA

Job Title: Temporary, Part-Time, Copy Cataloger

Company Name: Merrimack Valley Library Consortium

Full time/Part Time: Part Time

Hours: Up to 22.5 hours per week

Job Type: Short-term temporary

Wage: $23.88 (per hour)

Reports to: Database Manager

 

The Merrimack Valley Library Consortium is seeking a temporary, part-time copy cataloger to assist in reducing the cataloging backlog for materials purchased by our member libraries. 

 

The work schedule is flexible, with up to 22.5 hours/week, between 8:00AM and 5:00PM, Monday - Friday. The non-benefitted hourly rate is $23.88 per hour. The expected duration is three to six months.

 

The work entails batch searching the OCLC database to locate full bibliographic records that match brief records previously entered into the Consortium's database by our member libraries. Full records are then edited as necessary and loaded into the Consortium's database to overlay the previously entered brief records.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the direction of the Database Manager, acquires MARC records for both print and non-print materials from OCLC for editing and uploading into MVLC's bibliographic database.
  • Identifies records that may need original cataloging, i.e. no-hits
  • Pinpoints areas for database clean-up and integrity.
  • Provides effective communications and quality customer service to member libraries, as necessary.
  • Performs other relevant duties as required.

Qualifications

  • ALA accredited MLS is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of current national cataloging standards
  • Knowledge of OCLC practices
  • Experience with OCLC Connexion searching and editing
  • Experience with automated library systems, preferably SirsiDynix Symphony
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail

 

To Apply

Send your resume and cover letter to Susan Wagner, Assistant Executive Director swagner@mvlcstaff.org

 

Work Environment and Physical Demands

General office environment with air conditioning and fluorescent lighting. May spend extended periods at workstations performing tasks requiring eye-hand coordination, finger dexterity and extensive keyboarding and viewing of computer screens. Requires ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is low.

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Assistant/Associate Librarian, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

12-Month, Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Librarian (INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN LIBRARIAN)

Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Libraries seeks applications for an Instructional Design Librarian to provide leadership and ongoing support for online, hybrid, and in-person library instruction by developing strategic and re-imagined approaches to teaching information literacy and supporting faculty colleagues in research assignment development. The Instructional Design Librarian is a key member of the Libraries team and will collaborate with colleagues across departments and the campus. This position will give the selected candidate the opportunity to:

CREATE--The Instructional Design Librarian will be responsible for partnering in the creation of learning objects and instructional integrations. The position will also assist in the creation of guidelines for best practice and consistency in learning object creation. There will also be opportunities to collaborate and consult for a variety of learning methods and modes.

LEAD--The Instructional Design Librarian will track developments in pedagogical practices, information literacy, and education technology. Additionally, they will lead the ongoing development of education and learning assessment best practices. The incumbent will also provide leadership as the Libraries continue to support the campus-wide rising demand for online and hybrid instruction. As a faculty position there will be opportunities to participate on Library and University committees.

COLLABORATE--The Instructional Design Librarian will work closely with teams both internal and external to the library and will provide opportunities to work with faculty, staff, and students across the GVSU Libraries and the University. Early collaboration will begin with liaison librarians, the Libraries' User Experience Team, the Knowledge Market (a peer-to-peer consultation service), and the GVSU's Instructional Design for eLearning. We invite applicants who have innovative and creative approaches to their work and who bring a user focus to all aspects of their work.

GROW-- GVSU librarians are full members of the university faculty as such they must possess the potential to fulfill the University Libraries' requirements for promotion and tenure by engaging in scholarship and professional development and contributing service to the institution, including faculty governance. In support of this requirement, GVSU and the GVSU Libraries have a culture that encourages professional growth and development. Funding for conference travel and the dissemination of scholarly output is provided by both the Libraries and the University via internal grants. For more information on how GVSU supports travel and scholarship, please see the Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center grants page at https://www.gvsu.edu/ftlc/grants-47.htm and the Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence dissemination travel grant page at https://www.gvsu.edu/csce/dissemination-travel-grant-13.htm.

Discover more about the benefits GVSU offers by visiting https://gvsu.edu/library/hiring, the GVSU Wellness website (https://www.gvsu.edu/bewellgv), or the GVSU HR site (https://www.gvsu.edu/hro).

Learn more about the position by reading the position description for the Instructional Design Librarian at http://jobs.gvsu.edu and search for Instructional Design

Interested in applying? Go http://jobs.gvsu.edu and search for Instructional Design. Applications accepted until May 4.

Questions? Feel free to contact Jon Jeffryes, search committee chair via email jeffryjo@gvsu.edu or telephone 616-331-3636.

Qualifications
Required:

  • Master's Degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or from a program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA
  • Experience with educational technologies
  • Experience working on multiple projects simultaneously employing strategic prioritization of work and time management skills
  • Knowledge of pedagogical best practices, trends, and assessment with a particular focus in information literacy
  • Strong collaboration skills with experience leading a project to completion
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion as well as a focus on user needs and experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills, such as confident humility and the ability to interact with others with respect and empathy

Preferred:

  • Experience developing student-led learning activities (open pedagogy) in the creation of online or in-person instruction sessions
  • Experience with slide design or learning object creation
  • Knowledge of universal design for learning with a focus on accessibility and usability
  • Experience managing projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Understanding of copyright in application to learning object creation and instructional practices

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Intern, Old State House Museum, Boston, MA

Works-on-Paper Internship Opportunity

Where: The Bostonian Society - Old State House Museum, Boston

When: Summer 2018

What: Unpaid internship, 2 days per week

Description: Interns needed to complete a rehousing and digitization project on several hundred works-on-paper dating from the 17th century through the 21st century.

You will take the lead on a project to un-frame, assess, scan, and re-house more than 350 works-on-paper related to the history of Boston. Working with the Collections Manager and the Special Collections Librarian, you will improve both preservation and public access to these important items.

This internship would be ideal for a MLS student with an interest in archives management or a museum studies student with an interest in prints and photographs.

About the Bostonian Society: The Bostonian Society is dedicated to explaining, studying, and preserving Boston's uniquely important history, embodied in materials, records, and structures such as the Old State House, and in sharing an understanding of the revolutionary ideas born here.

Requirements:

  • A background in archives management or museum studies
  • Experience handling sensitive archival material
  • An interest in American history and material culture
  • Attention to detail

The work of this position takes place at a historic site without an elevator. Incumbent should be able to carry equipment and supplies up and down stairs and able to lift 20 pounds.

How to apply: Please send a resume and a cover letter indicating availability to collections@bostonhistory.org by April 22nd, 2018.

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Assistant Archivist, Southborough Historical Society, Southborough, MA

The Southborough Historical Society located in Southborough, Massachusetts has an immediate opening for an Assistant Archivist. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, 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 (or be working towards a degree) in Library Science (MLS) or Library Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA- accredited library school. Experience with Mac systems preferred, especially Filemaker.

This is a one-year funded 14K position with possible renewal and a highly flexible schedule at $35/hour.

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

No phone calls accepted.

Southborough Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer. 

​​The Southborough Historical Society is located in Southborough, Massachusetts, 20 miles west of Boston on the Mass Pike. While we are on the Boston-Worcester commuter rail, the museum itself is located 3 miles from the station, so conveyance is required.

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Head, Adult Services, Salem, Kelley Library, NH

Head of Adult Services Position 

The Kelley Library is looking for a creative, innovative, forward thinking self-starter to be the Head of Adult Services. This is new position that combines some elements of Circulation Head with traditional Adult Services. Responsibilities include collection development for adults, management of customer service expectations and policy, reader's advisory, promotion of the collection, and the development and implementation of programming. 

Additionally, the position is responsible for the supervision of the adult circulation staff, including scheduling, training, and evaluation. The Library is looking for someone ready to bring innovation, strong interpersonal skills, deep knowledge and appreciation of adult literature, and fresh energy to creating this new position. 

Minimum of 3 years of working in a public library. Strong supervisory experience required. 

Sound knowledge of modern library principles and service trends; good communication skills; and ability to work positively with the public and staff. ALA accredited MLIS. 

Salary commensurate with experience, starting in the mid $40's. Excellent benefits. EOE. Complete job description available at www.kelleylibrary.org. Review of applications begins 05/7/2018. 

Apply electronically to: abaker@kelleylibrary.org

OR Mail resume with cover letter and 3 references to:

Search Committee

Kelley Library

234 Main St.

Salem, NH 03079 

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

Title:  Children's Program Specialist (Summer)

 

Location: Pawling Library, 11 Broad St, Pawling NY 12564

 

Description:

The Pawling Library is seeking a Part Time Children's Program Specialist to help us over the summer. The specialist will create and run library programs and services that target literacy and STEAM skills, in cooperation with the Children's Program Coordinator. These programs will engender learning and literacy skills in children and will demonstrate to their parents and caretakers how to create a productive learning environment. The specialist's primary area of focus will be school-aged children and their families.

We are looking for a caring individual who will bring excitement and compassion to the Pawling Free Library's programming. The candidate should have the ability to design meaningful educational programs for the children of Pawling. This job requires attention to detail, ability to work independently and with others, and multi-tasking. Most importantly, the candidate should possess excellent communication skills and the ability to connect to children and parents.

Responsibilities include:

  • Planning and coordinating children's programs.
  • Planning, coordinating and creating promotional material for children's programs.
  • Operating within a program budget.
  • Providing statistical information for the director's monthly report.
  • Supervising teen volunteers who assist with children's programming.
  • Performing other duties in support of children's department.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Commitment to creative and effective targeted children's programming.
  • Knowledge of language acquisition and reading processes.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children, caregivers, and colleagues.

Public library or teaching experience preferred, but not required.

Childhood education experience a plus.

Experience working in a diverse environment strongly preferred.

Position: Part-time: 20 hours per week.

Pay: $15.75/hr

Instructions to Applicants

Interested individuals should apply online.

Visit pawlingfreelibrary.org/jobs to apply.

Only candidates who apply through the library's website will be considered.

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Director, Lasell College, Newton, MA

Title: Director of the Library
School: Lasell College

Location: Newton, MA.

Status: Full Time

Start Date: When position is filled

 

Link: http://www.lasell.edu/discover-lasell/human-resources/employment-opportunities/staff-positions/director-of-the-library.htm

 

Position Summary: This 12-month, full time staff position oversees the Lasell College Brennan Library and is responsible for planning, directing and administrating all library operations including Access Services, Research and Instruction, Technical Services and the Winslow Archives. The Director supervises a seasoned staff and reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Brennan Library is a member of the Minuteman Library Network, a consortium of 36 public and six academic libraries in the Metro west region of Massachusetts.

Qualifications: Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited institution. Five or more years of progressively responsible supervisory experience in an academic library. Experience in planning and management of a library operating budget. Excellent managerial, interpersonal, written and communications skills. Strong technology skills and ability to leverage new technologies to develop a vision and new synergies to support changing student needs and services. Working knowledge of ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Candidates must be able to work collaboratively with fellow library staff, the greater Lasell community, and be committed to providing strong leadership and vision. Preference will be given to candidates with experience at smaller universities/colleges who understand the necessity for balancing day-to-day management with high level visibility.

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Fellowship, Scholarly Communication & Open Access Policy, Welch Medical Library, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

The Welch Medical Library has a two-year Scholarly Communication fellowship position available. The Fellow will report to the Associate Director of Research Services at the Welch Medical Library and will work closely with the Coordinator of the Office of Scholarly Communication and the Johns Hopkins University Scholarly Communications Group as well as with Welch Library Informationists and staff on a variety of library activities and special projects.  

The Fellow will perform the following tasks for the Johns Hopkins University's School of Medicine, Bloomberg School of Public Health, and School of Nursing, and the Johns Hopkins Health System. Their primary user groups will be JHU faculty, study coordinators, research assistants, research fellows, postdocs, trainees, and staff of the offices of research administration.

  • Works closely with the Coordinator of the Office of Scholarly Communication and the Scholarly Communications Committee
  • Reports to the Associate Director of Research Services at the Welch Medical Library
  • Communicates and promotes the Johns Hopkins University Open Access Policy that becomes effective July 1, 2018
  • Creates seminars, programs, and workshops for faculty, staff, and students on scholarly communications issues such as open access, copyright, authors rights, trends and new developments in communication of research results, funder compliance, intellectual property laws, and emerging data sharing policies
  • Consults with faculty, administrators, researchers, and students on publishing choices, publishing agreements, novel publishing models, retention of rights, benefits of open access publishing and submission to open access repositories, and overall management of intellectual property, bringing an understanding of each discipline's values to the discussions
  • Collaborate with the Coordinator and Welch Library to monitor open access publications from JHU researchers and their impact using a variety of bibliographic research metrics
  • Promotes the value of the scholarly communication process and its central role in research as a human endeavor

 

Requirements:

Candidates must be either currently enrolled in or have graduated from an ALA accredited MLS/MLIS program within the past two (2) years.  Candidates should demonstrate an interest in scholarly communications as well as clinical medicine, biomedicine, public health, and/or nursing.

Alternatively, candidates may have completed a graduate degree in the health or life sciences within the past two (2) years. These candidates should demonstrate interest in and knowledge of current trends in research publication, Open Access and Open Science.

Experience with research metrics is highly preferred.

Interested candidates should contact Lavinia Wiggs, Human Resources Coordinator, via email at lwiggs1@jhmi.edu, or phone (410) 735-4544, with the following materials:

  • Current resume/CV
  • Cover letter (or email) outlining:
    • Reasons for interest and any relevant skills or experience the candidate brings to the position
    • Details of any particular aspects of scholarly communications which are of interest to the candidate.

An in-person or video conference interview will be required.

For first consideration materials should be received by April 15, 2018.

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Acquisitions and Serials Librarian, Rivier University, Nashua, NH

Job Description:

The Acquisitions and Serials Librarian will manage and coordinate the acquisition of library materials in print and electronic formats, monitor and manage the budget lines associated with acquisitions, and assist in coordinating overall library budget information. This librarian will manage the library's serials functions, act as a library liaison to faculty, and provide reference services to students and other library patrons.

 

General Responsibilities:

  • Perform professional acquisitions functions: Research requests and order materials; retrieve bibliographic records and attach order records as required; encumber and expend funds for materials ordered and received.
  • Track expenditures and encumbrances in the acquisitions module and monitor outstanding orders to resolve problems. Monitor acquisitions accounts and assist with reconciling acquisitions funds with university budget lines.
  • Perform professional serials functions:  Manage the library's print and electronic serials subscription list; ensure adherence to established professional serials standards; coordinate check-in and stacks maintenance performed by support staff, process automated invoices, and act as liaison with the serial agent. 
  • Advise management on the mix of electronic and print serials titles for the library collection.
  • Provide information to the Library Director and Assistant Director to assist in managing the library's budget.
  • Provide reference desk coverage at the library on a regular basis. Participate in a limited role in the library instruction program for patrons as needed.
  • Act as a subject specialist collection development library liaison for one or more content areas.
  • Other duties may include: 
    • Assist with copy cataloging, processing, discard review and interlibrary loan as needed.
    • Assist with library projects such as data cleanup, inventories, faculty events and other programs, and marketing and outreach.

Qualifications:

Required: An MLS from an ALA accredited program or an MLS candidate with relevant library experience. A minimum of one to two years of relevant library experience. Must be self-directed, well organized, able to meet deadlines and multiple demands. Excellent attention to detail, customer service and interpersonal communication skills.

 

Preferred: Academic library and reference experience. Acquisitions experience or experience with purchasing functions preferred. Accounting/budget management experience.        

 

Submit cover letter, resume and the contact information for three professional references to: Office of Human Resources, Rivier University, 420 South Main St., Nashua, NH 03060 Attn: ACQUISITIONS AND SERIALS LIBRARIAN or email to jobs@rivier.edu.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to those candidates who apply by Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

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Fellowship, Old Sturbridge, Inc., Sturbridge, MA

STRAKER HISTORICAL TRADE FELLOWSHIP

Focus Area: Historical Trades: Coopering, Textile, Pottery, Shoemaking,

Printing Responsibilities: At Old Sturbridge Village, a Historical Interpreter engages and educates our audience. They use historic clothing, structures, plants, animals and landscape as well as the tools and techniques of early trades, agriculture, horticulture and domestic crafts to make meaningful connections with the present. Fellows will be provided costumes by the OSV Costume Department.

The Straker Historic Trade Fellowship will focus on the two main elements of interpretation: educating/engaging our visitor and working towards mastery of one or more hand skills.

Working alongside museum professionals, this fellowship will allow for hands-on learning and mentorship in one or two of the following areas: Coopering, Textile, Shoemaking, Pottery, Printing.

All fellows will be provided general training in the museum's time period and in the area(s) to which they'll be assigned as well as in visitor engagement and customer service. These fellows will also be provided mentors to help progress their skills and assess their development.

This fellowship will be overseen by the Intern & Volunteer Coordinator and Trades Coordinator or Domestic Crafts Coordinator or the Historian and Curator of Mechanical Arts.

Hours, Stipend & Application: This one-year fellowship begins early September 2018. The workday is from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the museum is open Wednesday - Sunday; winter hours may differ. The fellow will receive a stipend of $14,000. Stipends are based on a 40 hour a week and will be prorated if shorter hours or season are agreed upon.

The position includes housing available at no cost, PTO & Sick time prorated to hours work, no health or medical benefits are included.

Please submit a letter of interest indicating the desired focus area, resume, and two letters of reference to kadams@osv.org.

Please put "Straker Historical Trade Fellowship" and your last name into the subject line.

The deadline for applications is May 12th, 2018.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: 5083470329

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Intern, Program & Events, Chesterwood Museum, Stockbridge, MA

Chesterwood Museum, the home of sculptor Daniel Chester French and a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, seeks an intern to

  1. Assist with organizing and curating Chesterwood's annual outdoor contemporary sculpture show, Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood;
  2. Assist with collection management projects, such as researching, cataloguing, and photographing collection materials;
  3. Work, on occasion, with the Senior Buildings & Grounds Technician to understand management practices and site responsibilities in caring for physical resources;
  4. Help with marketing/advertising and development projects;
  5. Assist in coordinating and staffing special events, such as lectures, sculpture demonstrations, and VIP parties;
  6. Act as an historic interpreter by leading tours or answering questions from the public

Additional responsibilities and long-term projects can be tailored to fit the intern's interests.

For this internship, the National Trust is offering a stipend of $2,000.00 to help offset expenses. The period of the internship would be from approximately June 1st to August 25th, for approximately 35 hours per week (some flexibility of schedule available).

Housing not provided, and must have access to a car, as Chesterwood is not accessible by public transportation.

To apply, email resume and cover letter to 721808-CS-1660@nthp.hrmdirect.com.

For a full description of this and other museum internships visit www.savingplaces.org/careers

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: $2,000

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Intern, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Stockbridge, MA

The National Trust seeks an intern to support its Historic Artists' Homes & Studios (HAHS) program. HAHS is a network comprised of 40 preserved artists' homes and studios throughout the country, now open as public sites. The network is administered by a manager at Chesterwood, the home of sculptor Daniel Chester French, and a historic site of the National Trust. Find more info at www.arstistshomes.org.

Through a grant from the Wyeth Foundation for American Art, HAHS is offering a stipend of $5,000 for an internship from 6/1 - 12/31/18, approximately 30 hours/week (some flexibility of schedule and duration is available, with the stipend pro-rated based on duration).

Among other tasks, the intern will

  1. Assist in producing the upcoming HAHS-site guidebook including compilation and organization of incoming materials from HAHS sites and guest writers, fact-checking, and research as needed;
  2. Assist in completing a revised HAHS brochure which includes summary information and selected photos of HAHS' 40 member sites;
  3. Assist with planning a HAHS-member workshop planned for April 2019 in the Berkshires. These duties may include securing travel and hotel accommodations, organizing site visits and securing speakers for the workshop, and other tasks as needed;
  4. Assist with planning of the HAHS colleagues' international exchange tentatively scheduled for fall 2019 in Great Britain;
  5. Research, compile, write and post content on the HAHS website, social media and newsletters.

To apply, please email cover letter and resume to 745699-CS-1660@nthp.hrmdirect.com.

For a full description of this and other museum internships, please visit www.savingplaces.org/career.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary

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Administrative Assistant, Picker Art Gallery, Hamilton, NY

Responsibilities include coordination of the daily operations of the department.

Specific accountabilities include: greet visitors and ensure reception area creates a welcoming environment; ensure efficient execution of administrative procedures and processes central to the department; respond in a timely manner to requests for information and refer to other resources as appropriate; manage calendars, itineraries, contacts and correspondence of department; coordinate with vendors and service providers; assist with onboarding new employees; and maintain adequate office supplies and other material required for the operation of the department, which may include researching services and pricing, processing quotes, creating PO's and requisitions and submitting for timely payment.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A minimum of two years of relevant office and/or other relevant professional experience.
  • A Bachelor's degree is preferred, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable skills have been attained.
  • Flexibility and the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities is crucial, as well as the capacity to work with a sense of urgency as required.
  • Strong customer service experience and the ability to professionally greet visitors, serve as a resource and coordinate requests with multiple stakeholders including students, faculty, Colgate staff, donors, alumni, board members, artists, and scholars is critical.
  • Strong interpersonal skills as well as superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Solid skills and experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, etc. as well as the ability to cull and consolidate data for reports.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/k5bt4skcvz5m8w9z 

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EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Photographic Archives Assistant, Special Collections, Harvard Business School Baker Library, Boston, MA

Photographic Archives Assistant (Processing Temp/LHT)

Baker Library Special Collections, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School

(Part-time; no benefits)

Description: Come work with us on the iconic Polaroid Corporation Photograph and Visual Materials Collection at Baker Library Special Collections! The archives of the Polaroid Corporation document the evolution of one of America's most famous and innovative companies. Duties include basic photograph identification, organizing the photographs and preparing spreadsheet inventories, and writing basic description. The Assistant will also carry out basic preservation measures including re-foldering, sleeving photographs, and rehousing materials.

 

Qualifications:

Required: BA/BS or equivalent. Requires an interest in and curiosity about photographs. Demonstrated proficiency with computer applications and strong attention to detail essential, including legible handwriting. Excellent communications skills and ability to be collaborative and work under supervision. Must be able to regularly lift 40 lbs.

 

Preferred: Prior experience working with photographic collections in a museum, archive or library. Basic knowledge of nationally-accepted standards and best practices for archival description, particularly with identifying, categorizing and organizing photographic collections. Familiarity with accepted conservation and preservation methods applied to archival and manuscript collections and sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections. 


Schedule: 15 hours per week. Flexible, but must be Monday through Friday between 9am and 5pm.

Salary: $15 per hour.


To apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to Mary Samouelian (msamouelian@hbs.edu) or Baker Library Special Collections, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA 02163. No phone calls please.

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Technical Outreach Coordinator, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Title: Technical Outreach Coordinator

School: Harvard Medical School (HMS)

Location: USA - MA - Boston

Status: Part Time

Schedule: 5-15 Hours Per Week (Mon-Fri)

Rate: $20 to $25 per hour

Start Date: As soon as possible

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

 

The Technical Outreach Coordinator will be performing outreach to research laboratories throughout HMS on behalf of HMS Research Computing and Research IT Solutions. He or she will arrange and carry out interviews with researchers and primary investigators to find gaps in current technological offerings, and pursue solutions when possible. The main responsibility will not consist of solving problems directly, but rather documenting them and leveraging existing resources to identify or create solutions. This places the TOC in a unique role as a bridge between scientists and the IT department, and allows the individual to make connections with high-level researchers within the university

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree (preferred)
  • Familiarity with common biological techniques, including sequencing and imaging technologies
  • Experience working in a research environment
  • Familiarity with basic IT and software development concepts
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Availability to meet with researchers on the HMS Longwood campus

Responsibilities:

  • Understand the "research landscape" at HMS
  • Organize and conduct interviews with researchers, from graduate students to primary investigators
  • Document findings from interviews in a consistent and systematic manner
  • Pursue solutions to technical gaps by identifying an appropriate existing individual or resource, or creating solutions when possible
  • Request consistent feedback from researchers and relevant individuals inside HMS
  • IT to improve the value provided by the technical outreach position

The time requirement of the position will be 5-15 hours per week, and compensation will be $20-25/hr, depending on level of experience. If you are interested, please contact Samantha Rotman at rits-staffing@hms.harvard.edu and attach a copy of your resume to the email. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Youth Services Librarian, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, MA

Where: Norfolk Public Library                       

Title: Senior Youth Services Librarian          

Start Date: June 1, 2018

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: The candidate selected for this position will be responsible for the full range of youth services at the Norfolk Public Library. They will serve youth 0 to 18 years of age and their families/caregivers. Responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to: juvenile and YA collection development and maintenance; development and implementation of innovative and creative programming for youth; reader's advisory and reference; design and creation of displays to promote Youth Services Department activities; publicity for all youth programming in coordination with public relations library staff; procurement of outside funding through grant opportunities; and establishment of community partnerships through outreach efforts.

    

TIME: This is a full-time, 37.5 hours per week position, including 1 evening/week; 1 Saturday/month.

REQUIREMENTS:  The position of Youth Services Librarian requires a Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university, and 3 -5 years previous experience in a public or school library, serving children and young adults.

 

SALARY: Starting salary for Sr. Youth Librarian $26.99 per hour + standard municipal benefits.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: Leadership ability and high degree of motivation and initiative. Pleasant personality and demonstrated ability to work effectively with others. Strong organizational skills. Knowledge of children's and YA literature. Familiarity with internet, electronic databases, social media, and basic computer applications. Strong written and oral communication skills. The ability to supervise children's librarian, library associates, and volunteers. And most importantly, a true affinity for young people.

 

 

CLOSING DATE: April 30, 2018

Submit cover letter, resume, & 3 references to:

Sarina Bluhm, Acting Library Director

Norfolk Public Library

139 Main St.

Norfolk, MA 02056.

sbluhm@sailsinc.org

 

 

Town of Norfolk is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

The International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers, AFL-CIO-CLC represents this position.

Posted: April 5, 2018

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Learning Commons Coordinator, Becker College, Worcester, MA

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Becker College is currently seeking a forward-thinking, student-focused candidate to fill an opening of Learning Commons Coordinator. The Swan Learning Commons provides a centralized location for the campus library in addition to the Collaborative Learning Center services i.e. tutoring, testing, and academic support. This position oversees daily library operations including technical support, commons collaboration, and technical literacy. The ideal candidate will be capable of managing online, written and face-to-face library services in conjunction with the vision and mission of the College. In addition, the Learning Commons Coordinator will assist the Learning Commons Librarian with instructions during certain times of the semester. This is a full time staff position that reports to the Director of Library Operations.   

Qualifications include a bachelor's degree in a related field; a minimum of 2-3 years' experience in an academic library; the ability to provide in-person and virtual information services through the Learning Commons and other service points; the ability to act as a team player and communicate frequently with the Director of Library Operations and Learning Commons staff; the ability to work independently with close attention to detail; and, professionally represent library and college in-person and online.

Send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to kathleen.garvey@becker.edu.

Becker College is an Equal Opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, gender identification, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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Donor Services Associate, The Greater Boston Food Bank, Boston, MA

To apply, click here.

The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) is the largest hunger relief organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the country. GBFB's mission is to End Hunger Here in eastern Massachusetts, and our strategic objective is to provide at least ONE MEAL A DAY to everyone in need in eastern Massachusetts.

GBFB is looking for a Donor Services/Research Associate to join our Donor Services Team. The Donor Services position assists the Donor Services team in maintaining the integrity and accuracy of the donor database to provide the foundation for effective identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors, volunteers and prospects. This position also provides project management support to fundraising staff including events, individual giving, direct response, and institutional giving.

Responsibilities:

  1. Data Management: Works to maintain the integrity of donor data within Raiser's Edge through necessary maintenance and clean-up with data originating from multiple sources. Creates and performs data integrity checks to ensure that data is accurate, complete, and captured in a manner consistent with the needs of the organization. Manages data migration to/from database. Creates new donor records, appeal and gift codes, and other revenue tracking information, as needed. Regularly reviews database to ensure there are minimal duplicate records, as well as appends database with necessary updates to emails, addresses, ages and other demographic information that provides members of the Revenue team better intelligence on donors.
  2. Reporting & Analytics: Responsible for working with Revenue team members, Accounting and senior stakeholders to develop and maintain appropriate reporting and analysis. Creates reports and performs analysis related to giving trends in order to identify best practices and prospects. Maintains and updates queries for all regular reporting needs. Generates data files for mail appeals, e-appeals, telephone campaigns, acknowledgments, invitations, newsletters and other publications, as needed.
  3. Project Management: Partners with members of the Revenue team to execute fundraising projects. This includes involvement in all stages, from the planning process to determine what donor information is needed, to completion in which data is properly updated and reflected in the database. Projects include the quarterly Harvest Newsletter, bi-annual telephone campaign, Annual Report, and regular mail appeals to donors. Oversees the quality assurance of all project-related data.
  4. Event Data Tracking: Facilitates tracking of online event ticket purchases, attendee registrations and sponsorship gifts. Generates invitation and guest lists. Provides on-site registration support, including liaising with Accounting to accommodate cash and credit card transactions. Maintains post-event donor and prospect information in order to thank and acknowledge constituents. Partners with Events team to ensure that proper data is documented in donor database as well as event-based software.
  5. Gift Processing: Assists the full-time Donor Services Associate with gift processing during high volume periods. Performs gift imports and executes global changes related to third-party processed gifts.
  6. Donor Relations: Handles donor inquiries via phone, email or letter, including questions about donations, checks, credit cards, EFT and stock gifts.

Experience:

Skills:

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to identify problems, analyze information and recommend solutions.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with an emphasis on strong customer service experience.
  • Self-starter with proven ability to handle multiple and varied tasks, as well as plan, execute and evaluate projects.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Must be service and team oriented, and attentive to follow-up.
  • Proven ability to work within an organization emphasizing teamwork and excellence.
  • Sensitivity, tact, diplomacy, and the ability to honor confidentiality.

Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree required/Bachelor's degree a plus.
  • Proficient in CRM database administration. Experience in Salesforce and/or Blackbaud systems a plus.
  • At least two to three years of full-time professional experience in donor services, database management, or a comparable field.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Available to work occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Genuine appreciation of GBFB's mission and the ability to communicate it.

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

  • Ability to meet physical requirements related to helping other Team Members. This may include setting up tables and chairs, moving things and lifting boxes that weigh 25lbs.
  • Ability to sit up to 3 hours at a time
  • Ability to work within an open air/cubicle environment

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Fellow Scholarships, New England Science Boot Camp, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

The New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians Planning Committee is offering multiple Fellow Scholarships for library students, early career librarians, and library staff, with an interest in science or engineering librarianship to attend the 2018 New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

 

The scholarship will cover full registration, including food and lodging only; travel and other expenses will be borne by the Fellow. Each Fellow will be assigned a mentor for the duration of the conference. For details about Science Boot Camp, please see the registration guide at http://guides.library.umass.edu/sciboot18

Your application should include:

  • current resume

  • letter of intent

  • Students: a letter of recommendation from one of your library school instructors

  • Early career librarians and staff: a letter of recommendation from your supervisor including commitment confirmation to attend Science Boot Camp


Send these by April 30, 2018 to Barbara Merolli at bmerolli@holycross.edu.

Notification of scholarship awards will be made by May 14, 2018. Each Fellow will meet (either virtually or in person) with a mentor before, during and after the Science Boot Camp. The recipient will submit a document about their experience on the National Network of Libraries of Medicine - New England Region (NNLM-NER) blog.

 

Questions about the scholarship program should be directed to Barbara Merolli at bmerolli@holycross.edu.

 

Questions specifically about New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians should be directed to  Ellen Lutz at lutz@library.umass.edu.

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Call for Papers: Archives and Manuscripts Special Issue

"New Horizons: Writing on Records and Archives from Emerging Scholars." 


Guest Editors
Lise Summers, Independent Scholar, Perth, Australia
Laura Millar, Independent Scholar, British Columbia, Canada
Donald Force, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, United States

Archives and Manuscripts invites submissions for a theme issue dedicated to research and writing from emerging scholars and new professionals, on the broad theme of archives, records, and information management. Recent graduates, post-graduate and honours students in records and archives management programmes within Australia or around the world are invited to submit papers based on course assignments, projects, theses or other kinds of research work carried out as part of their education. Submissions will also be considered from recent graduates, based on work just completed as part of their academic programme. Recent graduates are defined as those who have graduated from undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate archives, records, or information studies programmes within the last two years.
The guest editors welcome a broad spectrum of submissions on any topics related to records and archives management, including, but not limited to, topics such as:
  • records, archives, and information concepts, theories and principles
  • the history of records, recordkeeping or archives management
  • professional activities, roles, skills, responsibilities and needs
  • records and archives systems, technologies or infrastructures
  • the impact of digital technologies on records and archives management
  • digital preservation
  • new ways of teaching and learning about records and archives management
  • the impact of changes in theory on records and archives practice
  • access, reference and use of archives and records
  • users of archives, community(ies) of users and public needs and priorities
  • organizational cultures and social structures and their impact on records and recordkeeping
  • personal records and recordkeeping activities
  • the future of the profession.


Submission Deadlines
  • Abstracts must be submitted no later than 4 May 2018.
  • Abstracts accepted and authors notified no later than 1 June 2018.
  • Full paper submitted: 24 August 2018.
  • Confirmation of inclusion in the special issue: 1 December 2018.
The journal is scheduled to be published in March 2019. 

Submission Process

Submissions should include the following:
  • The author's full name, physical address, and email address.
  • A statement confirming the author's status as a student or recent graduate, including the name of the educational institution and/or programme of study and date of graduation, if applicable.
  • A title for the proposed paper (a tentative title is acceptable)
  • An abstract of no more than 500 words, outlining the theme, research question, hypothesis or focus of the paper, the research approach to be taken to the study (for theoretical or conceptual papers) or the research strategy and methodology to be used (for a research paper or case study), and any other details that help explain the intended purpose and scope of the paper.
  • Between 3 and 6 keywords to represent the themes or topics in the paper.

For accepted abstracts, the finished papers should be from 6,000-10,000 words, including notes and appendices, prepared according to Archives and Manuscripts editorial guidelines, which are available online at http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=raam20&page=instructions. All submissions will follow a full peer review process.

Please submit your completed abstract by 4 May 2018 to Laura Millar by email: laura_millar@telus.net. 

If your abstract is accepted, you will need to submit the full paper through the Taylor & Francis portal at http://tandfonline.com/toc/raam20/currentIf you are having difficulties with using the portal, please contact the General Editor, Katrina Dean (journaleditor@archivists.org.au) or the Assistant Editor, Hannah Hibbert (aandmoffice@archivists.org.au). 
 
On behalf of the editorial team, Laura Millar is happy to receive informal enquiries and questions in advance of the deadline. Please contact her at laura_millar@telus.net if you have any questions or ideas about your potential contribution to this special issue of Archives and Manuscripts.

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Intern, Town of Marblehead Historical Commission, Marblehead, MA

Town of Marblehead Historical Commission Intern Work Scope - Archival Facility Planning Project

The Town of Marblehead Historical Commission has a summer (11 week) 2018 internship position available to assist the Commission in a multi-organization archival facility planning project. The planning project is being led by well-known archival consultant Michele Pacifico and will result in a master plan in 2019 for creation of a Marblehead Town-Wide Archival Facility serving a number of public and private organizations in Marblehead.

The Commission seeks an individual working towards a degree in a field related to creation or management of archival facilities. The ideal candidate will be working toward a Masters Degree in Library or Information Sciences or closely related fields, have some archival experience and be familiar with Microsoft Office and use of a PC.

The position work scope includes

  1. Development of a cataloging spreadsheet for use by participating institutions which do not presently use museum quality cataloging software.
  2. Develop a list of preferred archival storage materials to be used by all participating institutions, recognizing that cost will be a factor for many organizations.
  3. Assist participating institutions in preparing their archival materials for future transmittal to the archival facility. This includes: a. Establishing institution storage size needs b. Assisting institutions in learning how to catalog their holdings using the previously developed cataloging spreadsheet c. Assisting institutions in use of suitable archival storage materials
  4. Assisting Town of Marblehead departments in organizing their archival materials, including providing the Finance and Assessors Departments with direct archival materials organizational help.
  5. Research Archival Facility policies and procedures and provide recommended policies and procedures in consultation with the Consultant and other experts, consistent with the present Archival Facility Principles.

The intern will work directly with the Chairman of the Historical Commission and the Marblehead Town Planner, and consult as required with consultant Michele Pacifico.

The position is located in Marblehead, MA with office space in a municipal office building. Duration of the position is 11 weeks, from June 4, 2018 through August 24, 2018, excluding July 2 - 6. Hours are 9:00am to 3:00pm, Monday through Wednesday - with some flexibility in scheduling. Compensation is a total stipend of $2000, paid in 3 equal installments once a month.

Applicants should submit a resume with their education and work experience and a cover letter describing how the skills they will bring to this position benefit the project and how this position will benefit them. Applications should be submitted by e-mail only to Chris Johnston, Chairman of the Marblehead Historical Commission at historic@marblehead.org. Applications will be accepted until May 11, 2018.

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Librarian Assistant, Pelham Public Library, Pelham, NH

Librarian Assistant

The Pelham Town Library seeks a cheerful, organized and energetic person  to join our staff as a part-time Library Assistant. We are a busy library in a medium size town next to Salem and Nashua. 

Title: Library Assistant

Description: This position primarily works at the circulation desk charging out and checking in materials, taking reserves and requests from patrons, issuing borrower cards, and helping patrons locate materials. Also reserving and handling museum passes.  

Qualifications: Any equivalent combination of education and experience demonstrating the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities in library operations. Library experience preferred. Have an excellent customer service attitude towards patrons of all ages. Proficient using a computer. Must be able to push or pull carts, do a moderate amount of bending, squatting, lifting (up to 40 lbs.), stretching and standing for extended periods of time.

The part-time position will require approximately 10 to 15 hours per week, including evenings and weekends.

Compensation:  $13 to $16/ hour

Applications accepted until position filled.


To apply, email resumé and letter of interest to:
Director Win Flint, wflint@pelhamweb.com

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Call for Papers: Libri

Libri: The International Journal of Libraries and Information Studies

Libri was established in 1950 and is a leading international scholarly journal which investigates the aspects of library and information studies from both a historical and present-day perspective and analyses the role of information and knowledge in cultural, organizational, national and international developments.

The journal reports on current trends in library and information studies worldwide and describes their resulting transformation from the introduction of new information and communication technologies, multidisciplinary approaches, changing practices, and evolving methods. Background information and the latest research findings in library and information studies are made accessible to academics, practitioners, and a broader public.

The editors are pleased to consider papers on new initiatives and current issues in library and information studies worldwide, including, but not limited to topics such as:

  • Libraries (national, public, academic, school, special, etc.) and other information environments
  • Information and knowledge management
  • Information for development (developing and industrialized countries)
  • Indigenous knowledge
  • Literacy (media, information, etc.)
  • Data analytics, big data and their impact on organizations (e.g., customer related data; social science perspective)
  • Digital libraries and repositories
  • Data management, data curation and virtual research environments (VREs)
  • Information ethics and information law
  • Information retrieval
  • Information behavior
  • Freedom of access to information and freedom of expression
  • Archives & preservation
  • Cultural heritage
  • Book and publishing history
  • Theory submissions

Papers may include theoretical issues surrounding philosophies, policies and trends in all types of library, information, archive, and museum studies.

Articles should be in English and conform to the highest academic standards. Papers that include citations to publications that are not in English or are not in Roman script are welcome.

Libri, the International Journal of Libraries and Information Studies, is published by De Gruyter, and is published both in print (ISSN: 0024-2667) and online (ISSN: 1865-8423) versions.

Libri is indexed with and included in De Gruyter Saur, EBSCO, Elsevier SCOPUS, Gale, Proquest, Thomson Reuters, and Web of Science.

Submit your manuscript to the editors at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/libri.

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Call for Papers: Special Issue on Fake News

https://www.degruyter.com/page/1741

Recent developments in the information sphere have created an environment of distrust and have emphasized the need for increased information/media/digital literacy. In this information environment, the notion of a universal truth is virtually non-existent and individuals seemingly choose their own truth. Also problematic is the general idea that any information with which one disagrees can be labeled "fake." While information professionals have always advocated for the critical evaluation of information and sources, there has not been a connection made between Library and Information Science as a discipline and what the U.S. has been experiencing with regards to fake news, the weaponization of information, or the need for information literacy. This gap is reflective of the longstanding disconnect between the public and Library and Information Science.

The guest editors welcome a broad spectrum of submissions on topics related to Fake News, including, but not limited to:

  • Digital literacy 
  • Professional activities, roles, skills, responsibilities to combat Fake News 
  • Pedagogy and Fake News 
  • The Weaponization of Information
  • The Social Impact of Fake News
  • Impact of Fake News on Democracy 
  • History of Fake News 
  • Fake News, Politics, and the Media 
  • Implications for Information as Evidence

 

Submissions should include the following:

  • The author's full name, physical address, and email address.
  • A title for the proposed paper (a tentative title is acceptable)
  • A proposal of no more than 500 words, outlining the theme, research question, hypothesis or focus of the paper, the research approach to be taken to the study (for theoretical or conceptual papers) or the research strategy and methodology to be used (for a research paper or case study), and any other details that help explain the intended purpose and scope of the paper.
  • Between 3 and 6 keywords to represent the themes or topics in the paper. Please submit your completed proposal by May 1, 2018. Authors will be notified of acceptance by June 15, 2018. Final papers are due September 15, 2018. Tentative Publication date: Spring 2019. Final Papers should be from 6,000-8000 words, including notes and appendices, and formatted to the Instruction for Authors

All submissions will follow a peer review process.

This special issue is co-edited by Renate L. Chancellor (Catholic University of America, USA) and Shari A. Lee (St. John's University, USA). Questions, comments and inquiries can be directed to either Renate (chancellor@cua.edu) or Shari (lees2@stjohns.edu).

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Program Manager, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

Du Bois Center Program Manager

One Year Appointment

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 Du Bois Center Program Manager. The Du Bois Center Program Manager is responsible for overseeing programmatic day-to-day activities and strategic communications to further the mission of the Du Bois Center. Programmatic activities include managing and coordinating Du Bois Center events, as well as the dissemination of virtual and non-virtual stewardship communications, etc. This position will work closely with the Libraries' Development and Communication team, as well as collaborate with other key departments within the University Libraries and across campus in order to achieve these goals.

 

Example of Duties:

  1. Manages a comprehensive events program including grant-based activities such as faculty seminars, annual lecture, a research day, and stewardship events. Responsible for all event logistics including location, food, technical and guest accommodations. Collaborates with other offices across the campus to ensure complete and proper execution of details for all events.
  2. Directs Du Bois Center programming including communication, events, outreach, and day-to-day programming to further the mission of the Du Bois Center, the Libraries and UMass Amherst.
  3. Develops strategic communications to advance the awareness of the Du Bois Center among constituencies and across channels.
  4. Partners with other offices as appropriate, including Student Affairs, Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success, and across the Libraries and academic departments to increase awareness of the Du Bois Center mission and activities.
  5. Negotiates proposals with contractors and vendors in terms of scope of work and delivery.
  6. Increases affiliation and visibility of the Du Bois Center across UMass and the Five Colleges.  Follows up on requests for affiliation.
  7. Understands responsibilities with respect to conflicts of interest and behaves in ways consistent both with law and with University policy.
  8. Contributes toward creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity, and collaboration.
  9. Understands and contributes to implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that is supportive of diversity.
  10. Uses access to sensitive and/or not yet public university-related information only in the performance of the responsibilities of position and exercises care to prevent unnecessary disclosure to others.
  11. Required to work some nights and some weekends.

 

Required Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's Degree in any discipline.
  2. Two years of event planning, project management or related experience.
  3. Excellent interpersonal skills including strong ability to communicate and work effectively with highly diverse groups, both internal and external to the University.
  4. Superior written communication skills including writing, editing and proofreading.
  5. Excellent multi-tasking, planning and organizational skills with a high degree of attention to detail.  Ability to prioritize competing objectives, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities.
  6. High degree of initiative, administrative judgment, and responsibility for decisions.
  7. Ability to work flexible hours based on event needs.
  8. Ability to maintain a diverse schedule of local and regional activity which is not restricted by access to public or private transportation.

 

Professional Staff Salary Administration, Level 25.

Please view the hiring salary range at: http://www.umass.edu/humres/psu-salary-ranges   

On campus applicants are defined as Amherst campus non-student employees.

One Year Appointment. Continuation of appointment will be subject to available funding.

 

Application Instructions:

Please apply at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=95937 and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by April 19, 2018 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is strongly committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. As part of a commitment to 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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UNAM Research Seminar: Metadata

The Institute of Library Research and Information UNAM, through the Research Seminar Metadata is pleased to invite you to the International Conference on Metadata 2018 will as a general theme "The revolution of data". The event will be held from May 28 to June 1st, 2018 at the Auditorio Alfonso Caso.

The International Congress will run Metadata Master Lectures, panel discussions, workshops and lectures. It will run from 10 to 3 each day and the venue is: National Autonomous University of Mexico, Auditorio Alfonso Caso, School Circuit s / n Ciudad Universitaria, Coyoacan, Mexico City 04510.

Keynote speakers (alphabetical order):

  • Ph D. Jane Greenberg. Drexel University, USA.
  • Dr. Ariel Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia. Institute of Library Research and Information, UNAM, Mexico.
  • Dr. Fabián Romo Zamudio. Systems and Services Institutional DGTIC, UNAM, Mexico.
  • Dr. Juan Voutssás Marquez. Institute of Library Research and Information, UNAM, Mexico.

By participating in roundtable: Deloiite Mexico    Oracle MediaNet Mexico

Workshops will be held:

Jane Greenberg, Ph.D. --- "RDF- understanding semantic web metadata and interoperability" 
Dr. Andrés Fernández Ramos --- "Management of scientific information with Zotero" // "Management of scientific information Mendeley" 
Mtra. Adriana Suarez  nchez --- "Ontology" 
Lisa Furubotten --- "Low Cost Metadata Management. Tools and Tips for Catalogers"

By attending this event you,

  • You will understand the importance of interoperability and linked data.
  • It will assess the impact of open government and digital citizenship.
  • It will calculate the various ways in which scientific data domains and interact in specific communities
  • You will know the changes brought professionals and adjustments to academic programs supported by the production and use of educational data profiles.
  • It will project the vision, the medium term, compared to what happens with Industry 4.0.
  • It will feature the views of specialists involved in the application of massive data in different disciplines.

For all members of the Research Seminar Metadata, it will be a pleasure to greet you personally at the event.

We invite you to fill out the registration form and send it to inscripec@iibi.unam.mx

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Section Head, Technology Services, Fall River Public Library, Fall River, MA

Fall River Public Library seeks a versatile professional to supervise technology in the library and participate in technology training for the public. This position has some flexibility and combines both IT and public service responsibilities. New graduates and those completing their MLIS degree soon are encouraged to apply. 

As the Supervisor of Technology Services in the library, the person in this position will be responsible for the oversight, maintenance, and administration of all library technology, including but not limited to public and staff computers, peripherals, management of library website and online services, wi-fi and other networks, security cameras, PA system, and other technology, as needed.

  • Develops and maintains a Library Technology Plan and technology inventory
  • Conducts technology classes for the public and staff on the use of library technology and personal e-devices
  • Monitors and operates the use of the technology room/digital media lab
  • Works at one or more public service desks in the library as needed
  • Provides leadership to identify, assess, recommend, and implement emerging technologies
  • Installs and configures all library software and hardware and troubleshoots problems; coordinates with regional network (SAILS) as needed; participates in professional development to keep knowledge current
  • Has the versatility to deal with multiple issues, handle problems as they arise, and help out in other areas as needed

For a complete job description, visit fallriverlibrary.org/FRPL_Job.html

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: Highly skilled in computers, networking, and other technical applications pertaining to library work; must be able to train others in automated library systems and general technology functions; must be familiar with general library operations and material; willingness to maintain state-of-the-art technical skills. This is a highly technical professional position requiring an in-depth technical knowledge of a specific area of the library profession as well as a thorough familiarity with current trends in the library field.  Requires a high degree of interaction with other professionals, librarians, and the general public; well-developed interpersonal skills is required.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

 

Education

MLS

Salary

min. $1,444.20 max. $1,704.90 (bi-weekly) 

Closing Date

Open until filled

How to Apply

Please submit your letter of interest and resume to: Madeline Coelho, Human Resources Director, One Government Center, Fall River, MA 02722 OR e-mail mcoelho@fallriverma.org  

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Temporary Access Services Assistant, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Temporary Access Services Assistant needed for Access Services in Widener and Lamont Libraries at Harvard University. Responsible for opening/closing the library, supervising student workers, general circulation, assisting patrons in reading rooms  and monitoring space usage. This is a 35 hours a week position and the hours are Tuesday -Friday from 9am-5pm.

$18 an hour

 

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent work experience required
  • Ability to successfully deliver excellent customer service and prioritize service needs in a busy, dynamic public service environment required
  • Facility with standard office software (Microsoft Word and Excel, email, calendaring applications, etc.) required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required

 

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

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Internships, MITRE, Bedford, MA

#1: Data Science / Ops Research / Statistics / Math Intern & New Grad

#2: Computer Science / Software Engineering Intern & New Grads

Interns--Do you want to join over 300 other interns for a summer of learning, networking and fun?

 

New Grads--Do you want to develop systems that contribute to solving our nation's most critical problems?   Do you want to be mentored by engineers and scientists that are experts in their fields?  

We're making a difference every day--working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world.

 

Come and create the foundation for your career.  At MITRE, you will do this by working on a variety of projects that support our Government sponsors and by taking advantage of the many learning opportunities--classes at the MITRE Institute, continuing education through our Educational Assistance program, attending tech talks and innovation exchanges, publishing and presenting at technical forms and more.

 

Our workplace reflects our values. We want you to start and grow your career at MITRE so that you can experience the gratifying work, our competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth.

Additional Information 

*70% of MITRE's full-time jobs require US government security clearances; therefore, many internships and full time positions require that the candidates be clearable.   MITRE does not provide sponsorship for those that need it currently or in the future.*

 

**Many of our jobs welcome those students who have an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving.** 

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Librarian, Youth Services, Hollis Social Library, Hollis, NH

Hollis Social Library

Youth Services Librarian

 

The Hollis Social Library seeks a highly motivated Youth Librarian to join our staff to serve the children and teens of the Town of Hollis, a historic town in southern New Hampshire. This is a full-time, 40 hours per week position with benefits.

The Youth Librarian is responsible for the operation of the Children's/Young Adult Department, including programming, collection development, cataloging, and readers advisory services. The duties include, but are not limited to, assisting children, parents, teachers, and teens in selecting, locating, and utilizing library resources and instructing children and teens in library use and database usage.

 

Planning and conducting programs for children and teens throughout the year is a major component of the position. Programs run during the year include story times, reading clubs, after school programs, holiday events, craft programs with special emphasis on the summer reading program. Publicity for the programs is done by the Youth Librarian, aligned with the library publicity strategy.

 

Community outreach is essential to ensure collection development and programs meet the ever growing and changing needs of the Hollis community. As a spokesperson for the Hollis Social Library, the Youth Librarian is responsible for visiting local schools, and educating staff and students about the resources the Hollis Social Library has available to them.  It is equally important to engage with the school librarians and collaborate on educational support for students in the Hollis community.

 

The Youth Librarian also provides assistance at the circulation desk as needed. Supervises work of circulation assistants, library pages, and volunteers, as needed. Oversees building operations when designated to do so by the Director.


The successful candidate will have a positive outlook, strong customer service skills, flexibility, a good sense of humor, and a commitment to promoting literacy and creating a warm, inviting atmosphere for children, teens, and their families.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified applicants must have an MLS degree from an accredited college and at least five years of experience working with children and teens in a public or school library setting. A thorough knowledge of current trends in children's and young adult literature; the ability to read aloud and relate to listeners; knowledge of computer functions and social media platforms; children/teen programming experience; demonstrated ability to work well with staff and public; initiative, dependability, good judgment, tact and courtesy. 

 

POSITION DETAILS:

This position is 40 hours per week including evening and weekend hours.

Annual salary: $35,000 with full benefits package.

Closing date: May 31, 2018

 

Apply online at https://www.hollislibrary.org/get-involved/employment-opportunities/

Or mail resume and cover letter to:

Laura Klain, Director, Hollis Social Library

PO Box 659

Hollis, NH 03049

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Koch Curatorial Fellow, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA

DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is seeking a Koch Curatorial Fellow for a 4-day per week, 12 month paid position in the Curatorial Department beginning August 2018. The Koch Curatorial Fellow supports the Curatorial Department in all aspects of operations and offers immersive training for those interested in pursuing a curatorial career, particularly in contemporary art.

Reporting to the Curator, the Fellow is an integral member of the Curatorial Department, participating in a full range of projects both in the Museum and in the Sculpture Park.

The Fellow will be involved in the organization of the deCordova New England Biennial 2019, opening April 2019, as well as the research and planning of future exhibitions. Working with the Curator, the Fellow is responsible for writing and editing didactics and labels, providing installation design and planning support, grant writing, public speaking, and coordinating programming with the Learning and Engagement Department.

Duties also include the care and maintenance of the permanent collection, researching, organizing, and coordinating exhibitions, support for the planning of works for the outdoor Sculpture Park, and administrative assistance.

Qualifications include: MA/PhD in Art History, or Curatorial/Museum Studies, previous museum or gallery experience, proven research, writing and editing skills, understanding of and high level of interest in contemporary art, with professional goals in the curatorial field.

Please send a cover letter, CV, writing sample (between 5-15 pages), and the names and contact information for 3 references by email to hr@decordova.org 

Please include Koch Curatorial Fellowship in the subject line. Deadline for applications is May 1, 2018

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary

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Sally Hess Memorial Internship, Hingham Historical Society, Hingham, MA

The Sally Hess Memorial Internship is a 200-hour curatorial internship granted with a stipend of $1,500 to students or recent graduates interested in the field of museum studies or public history. In addition to various projects as needed, interns will complete a major project focusing on one or more area of museum practice.

Over the course of the summer, the Sally Hess intern will have opportunities to enhance existing museum database records, catalog various collections, produce high-quality written content for our "Out of the Archives" blog and quarterly newsletter, assist with social media marketing and promotion, create and manage programs and small form exhibits, and much more.

Additionally, the Sally Hess intern will act as a docent at our Old Ordinary house museum as needed and help with the planning and implementation of our Kids' Colonial Days mini day camp in June.

Please send resume, cover letter, and the names of three references to the Hingham Historical Society by April 18, 2018.

Mail materials to Michael Achille, Registrar, Hingham Historical Society, P.O. Box 434, Hingham, MA 02043 or email to registrar@hinghamhistorical.org.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Contract
SALARY RANGE: $1,500 Stipend

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Corporate Art Internship, Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA

The Corporate Art Group is seeking an undergraduate or graduate student to contribute artist research and educational written content in a summer internship. Based in Boston, the intern will report directly to a member of the Registrar team.

The Expertise We're Looking For

  • Undergraduate or graduate coursework in art history, fine art, architectural history or related subjects.
  • Skilled at writing and communicating with diverse audiences. 200 word writing sample may be requested
  • Art industry experience (working or volunteering) with art collections, museums, contemporary art
  • Familiarity with collections management practices and the general art market is a plus

The Purpose of Your Role You will be working primarily with curators and art Programming Specialist to research artists, draft label copy, and write blog posts related to the art collection. Also, support educational events and update artist database records. You will assist with operations and registration to facilitate behind-the-scenes planning, organization, communication, and execution of departmental collections management projects. Based on experience level, you could also provide support as needed to the broader Corporate Art Group.

Click the following link to learn more and apply https://fidelity.taleo.net/careersection/10061/jobdetail.ftl?job=1802402

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Lineage Verification Supervisor, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA

The General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) has a full-time opening in the Department of Genealogy and Research Services at its Plymouth headquarters.

This position will work as part of a team to process membership applications, by evaluating lineage information and documentation for completeness, validity, and correctness. Extensive experience in professional genealogical research and methods is key to this role. We expect a qualified candidate will need to learn what is unique about the Mayflower Society processes before completely assuming full supervisory responsibilities.

The position will oversee and manage workloads and be responsible for training and coaching of staff. The successful candidate will be responsible for identifying process improvements to enhance efficiencies without sacrificing quality. Position serves as an ambassador to our state society volunteers in support of their new applicants for membership.

Please send a resume and a cover letter as an email attachment by April 16, 2018 to Director of Genealogy and Research Services at DGRS@TheMayflowerSociety.org or mail to: Director of Genealogy; GSMD, PO Box 3297, Plymouth MA 02361.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Executive Director, Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, NY

The Executive Director is responsible for guiding the successful operation of the programs and landscape of the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park. This includes on-going development and day-to-day oversight of the diverse programs, the integration of landscape and art, marketing, community relations, and fiscal and personnel management.

Application materials are required to be submitted to Kelli Johnson, Interim Executive Director at: kelli@stonequarryhillartpark.org 

For inquires related to the search, contact Matt Potteiger, Chair of the Search Committee, at mpotteig@syr.edu or via phone at 315-427-9208.

Include in your application: C.V. or resume, a narrative description of your background, interests, and qualifications for the position. Include a brief discussion of what would see as the opportunities of integrating art and landscape at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, a list of at least three references with addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Please indicate your relationship to each person on this list. Although applications will be accepted until the position is filled, candidates should submit their application by May 21, 2018, to assure optimal consideration. Interviews are anticipated in June of 2018 with a negotiable Summer 2018 start date.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Director of Administration and Lecturer (CHSI), Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Reports to the Faculty Director of the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments (CHSI), responsible for the overall management of the administrative, financial, and staff operations of the collection. In collaboration with the Faculty Director of the CHSI and the Chair of the History of Science Department, sets strategic objectives and allocates resources to support these objectives. Responsible for making sure that the collection is resourced and managed to effectively support the research and teaching mission of the FAS.

Basic Qualifications

  • PhD degree in History of Science, STS, History of Technology, or equivalent
  • Seven plus years of experience including supervisory experience, at least three years of progressively responsible collections management and administrative management experience, and project management experience in an academic or research environment.
  • Must also possess teaching experience.

Additional Qualifications

Ability to work as a member of a team in cooperation with a wide range of people, from administrative staff to students and faculty. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills as well as strong leadership, interpersonal, and negotiation skills. Must be comfortable with technology and possess strong computer skills. Experience with Harvard University systems is a plus. We regret that Harvard University does not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

To be considered for this opportunity, please apply directly to the Harvard Career site via the link below: http://bit.ly/2pwomUK

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Intern, Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, MA

Northeastern University School of Law

Law Library Intern (Temporary, Part-time, 2 positions)

If you're considering a career in law librarianship and want to learn about the different functions librarians perform - from reference to circulation - this is a great opportunity to gain all-around experience. Just a short walk from Simmons!

Responsibilities

  • Intern will "float" among multiple library departments, assisting with various tasks 
  • Providing professional reference service to the library's varied users - including faculty, staff, students, alumni and the researching public
  • Supporting librarians with faculty research needs
  • Preparing and updating print and electronic research guides and other library publications
  • Providing back-up reference and circulation staffing at the InfoDesk
  • Supporting librarians in locating, retrieving and photocopying material needed for teaching, and doing trial runs of legal research exercises
  • Assisting with collection maintenance tasks as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by staff

Qualifications

  • Current enrollment in an ALA-accredited graduate level library program.
  • Previous library or law library reference experience is preferred, but not necessary; we are happy to train the right candidates.

Applicants should be detail oriented, well organized, able to work independently and comfortable as part of a team. Strong communication skills and flexibility are essential. 

We are hiring two interns at 20 hours per week each, to be scheduled between 8:00am and 5:00pm Monday-Friday, with lunch as arranged with your supervisor. Hours must be worked on-site. 

Salary is $18 an hour. Position not benefits-eligible.

The job has a flexible start date around June 1st. It will continue for six months, with the possibility of an extension. We will also accept applications on a rolling basis for a potential July or August start date.

Please send cover letter and resume to Scott Akehurst-Moore at lawresearchhelp@neu.edu. Indicate "Law Library Intern Application" in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please.

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Assistant/Associate Librarian, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, Salt Lake City, UT

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL) at the University of Utah invites applications for two (2) full-time, tenure-track faculty librarians at the assistant or associate level. We are seeking individuals who are interested in liaison work, embedding into health sciences curricula through innovative instructional design, providing exceptional research support, and implementing technology solutions for information-related issues.

The Assistant or Associate Librarian will work closely with members of the Education and Research team and report directly to the Associate Director for Education and Research. This position is a full-time, tenure track faculty position. All librarians are expected to contribute to the profession through service, scholarship, outreach, and mentoring. The Library will be piloting a liaison service model to provide support to health sciences schools and colleges. Successful candidates will bring to the position a mindset of continuous quality improvement, collaboration and creative problem solving. This position will require being comfortable with uncertainty, an ability to respond to changes in the work environment, and being able to build relationships with educators, researchers and health practitioners.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required

  • Graduate degree from an ALA-accredited library school or other relevant accredited graduate degree
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work as a team member and independently
  • Flexibility and adaptability for work in a fast-paced environment
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and community
  • Commitment to service
  • Sense of humor

Please note that you do not need a background in the health sciences to apply

For more information, see the full job description: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/74826

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University's nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

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Temporary Access Services Resource Sharing Specialist, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Title:  Temporary Access Services Resource Sharing Specialist       

Schedule/Hours: Monday - Friday 1 pm to 5 pm (20 hrs/wk)                                               

Pay rate: $15/hr

Duration: 90 days from start date

  • Process resource sharing requests placed by Harvard patrons to be loaned or scanned from lending libraries.
  • Explains resource sharing policies to patrons.
  • Uses various electronic or manual methods to verify citations and locate difficult items.
  • Interprets resource sharing borrowing policies and procedures.
  • Backs-up lending workflows as needed.
  • Backs-up processing of materials for Harvard patrons as needed.
  • Serves as resource sharing borrowing customer service contact, including telephone communication and all other forms of correspondence.
  • Creates, updates, and maintains borrowing requests in resource sharing software (ILLiad).
  • Creates and updates library records in the circulation subsystem (currently Aleph). Charges and renews materials in Aleph.

Qualifications:

  • High School degree required.
  • Understanding of resource sharing practices and procedures.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents and bibliographic data.
  • Ability to write routine correspondence.
  • Computer literacy and keyboarding proficiency required.
  • Working knowledge of Windows environment required.
  • Working knowledge of HOLLIS, OCLC, online catalogs, bibliographic databases and resource sharing software and associated tools.

To Apply: Interested applicants, please send cover letter and resume to Jason Clarke, jclarke@fas.harvard.edu.

EEO Statement

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

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Assistant Technical Services Manager, Hartford Public Library, Hartford, CT

Assistant Technical Services Manager - Hartford Public Library seeks a person who is responsible for supporting the management of operations and activities of the library's technical service department. This includes assisting the Technical Services Manager with coordination of acquisitions, cataloging, classification and processing library materials and direct customer service to include circulation reports.

Bachelor's required. MLS from a school accredited by the American Library Association preferred.

Minimum of three year's experience in a library technical services environment, including experience with and knowledge of integrated library systems and cataloging required. Experience leading and managing a team of employees. Experience working in and/or leading a team within a union environment, preferably in a public library setting.

View the complete job description and requirements at hplct.org/about/job-openings.

Required online application: https://cw.na1.hgncloud.com/hplct/index.do.

Open until filled.

EEO/Affirmative Action Employer

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Call for Applications: Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is accepting applications for the 2018-2020 cohort of the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW), a program designed to recruit master of library and information science (MLIS) students from historically underrepresented ethnic and racial minority groups into careers in research libraries and archives. Benefits of the IRDW include:
  • A stipend of up to $10,000 over two years in support of MLIS education 
  • Leadership and career development training 
  • site visit to an ARL member library 
  • Financial support for skills development 
  • A formal mentorship program 
The IRDW is funded by ARL member libraries. This program reflects the commitment of ARL members to create a diverse workforce that will better reflect the changing demographics of higher education and society and will advance the Association's goals of creating more inclusive, equitable, and just organizations. 

Program Goal and Objectives 

The ARL Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce seeks to: 
  • Attract MLIS students from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to careers in research libraries and archives 
  • Strengthen participants' leadership and job-searching skills via the ARL Annual Leadership Symposium held during the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting 
  • Develop a network of peers and mentors who will guide and nurture the career development of the participants 

Applicant Criteria 

Successful applicants will meet the following criteria: 
  • Identify as being from an underrepresented racial or ethnic group, based on the categories outlined by the US Census Bureau or Statistics Canada or Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) people classifications 
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the US, Canada, or Puerto Rico 
  • Be accepted into an ALA-accredited MLIS program 
  • Have a strong interest in pursuing a career in a research library or archive, especially one that is a member of the Association of Research Libraries 

To Apply 

All applicants are required to submit the following materials by 11:59 p.m. eastern daylight time on Monday, May 14, 2018

  • Online application form 
  • Résumé 
  • Essay (400 words maximum) describing what attracts you to a career in a research library or archive 
  • Unofficial undergraduate school transcripts, including your last academic semester completed 
  • Unofficial graduate school transcripts, including your last academic semester completed OR official letter of acceptance into a graduate-level program in library and information science 
  • Two letters of recommendation (See application requirements for details.) 
For more information about the program and the application process, visit the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW) website.

About the Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL's mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.

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Librarian, Youth Services, Chelmsford Public Library, Chelmsford, MA

Salary:  $48,029 to $69,323 in ten steps

Wanted: Innovative, energetic and versatile librarian to join the Youth Services department of one of the most active public libraries in the Northeast. Must be able to hold baby pig on lap while reading stories aloud. Able to lead Teen Iron Chef without breaking a sweat. We want the kind of person who doesn't groan when they are seated next to a teenager on a plane, but instead spends the entire flight talking about Stranger Things. Comfortable doing story times for more than 100 people at a time and programs for up to 50 teens at once. Flexibility is key--be ready to propose and plan new programs without being constrained by "what we've always done." Should be current on youth development trends and current issues and be excited to put the right book into a child's or teen's hands. Responsibilities include weekly story times, oversight of the teen volunteer program, shared collection development responsibilities for children's and YA, and, most of all, participating in and building on our busy (and growing!) schedule of children's and teen programs (over 400 per year with over 13,000 in attendance). This position will have scheduled hours on both the teen desk and children's desk. Candidates should be strongly invested in youth literature (be ready to tell us about your favorite children's book and to "sell" us on a current YA book/movie/game during the interview!).

Qualifications:

  • M.L.S. from an ALA accredited institution
  • One to three years of experience in children's/teen services
  • Story time and program experience
  • Strong knowledge of reader's advisory and youth literature
  • Good understanding of technology and social media
  • Experience working with schools and other social agencies a plus.

Closing Date: April 23, 2018

Send: To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and a short, sample video of you presenting a program or story time - (it does not have to be movie star quality) to Becky Herrmann, Library Director via email to bherrmann@townofchelmsford.us

This position is represented by the Chelmsford Federation of Teachers, Local 3569. The Town of Chelmsford is an EEO/AA Employer

 

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Open Position, Center for the History of Medicine, Countway Library, Boston, MA

The Center for the History of Medicine (https://www.countway.harvard.edu/chom), Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, is currently seeking applications for one (1) LHT position (17 hours per week) to support acquisitions and accessioning work. Working with the Acquisitions Archivist and the Archivist, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the LHT will:  re-house unique manuscript and archival materials; create folder lists; carry out preservation photocopying and other preservation tasks; work with rare books cataloging staff; complete data entry and administrative tasks; and intellectually contribute to catalog records, EAD/XML finding aids, and other retrieval tools as required. The Center is located near Simmons College on the Harvard Medical School campus.

 

Requirements: Completion of one or more classes in an ALA-accredited academic program and/or M.A. program with an archival concentration. Flexibility, versatility, and tolerance for change are essential, as is the ability to both work independently and collaborate in team environments. LHTs are required to periodically move and lift heavy cartons up to 40 pounds and spend significant time at a keyboard. Employees must also be tolerant of library-related allergens.

 

Compensation: $15.00/hour. Appointment is for six months from the date of hire with the possibility of renewal.

 

Interested parties should submit, via email, a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Emily R. Novak Gustainis, Deputy Director, at emily_gustainis@hms.harvard.edu. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 20, 2018.

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Library Assistant, Salisbury Public Library, Salisbury, MA

Title:                 Part-time Library Assistant

Position:           Part-time

Hours:              12-15 hours a week, including one evening a week and

                        Saturdays (10-2 PM) from September - June

Hourly Salary:   $15.00 per hour

The Town of Salisbury is seeking an enthusiastic individual to fill the position of Part-time Library Assistant. This is an opportunity for an individual with a positive attitude who enjoys interacting with the public. This position performs customer service and reference duties relating to circulation, helping patrons use the library, shelving and other related work as required. Knowledge of library policies and procedures, including automated circulation systems and information technology is preferred.

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting patrons at all public service desks in the library by answering general questions regarding the collection, the library catalog, readers' advisory services and other patron inquiries
  • Performing a variety of circulation duties as assigned, including checking material in and out, answering phones, processing items on-hold for patrons, issuing library cards and entering patron data, occasionally unpacking and organizing deliveries from our library network
  • Assisting with cataloging of periodicals

 

Requirements:

To be considered for the position, applicants must have:

  • Familiarity with automated library systems
  • Working knowledge of computers
  • General knowledge or interest in children's literature
  • Ability to effectively deliver customer service in a friendly courteous manner
  • Ability to perform detailed work accurately and efficiently
  • Ability to work independently and maintain harmonious working relationships
  • Capability to adapt to new technologies as required
  • Availability to work one evening a week and Saturdays September-June

How to Apply:

Please send your cover letter and resume to: Terry Kyrios, Library Director, Salisbury Public Library, 17 Elm Street, Salisbury, MA 01952 or tkyrios@salisburylibrary.org.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

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Library Archives Officer and Chief Librarian, Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños, Hunter College, CUNY, New York, NY

POSITION DETAILS

The Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños/Center for Puerto Rican Studies is a university-based research institute, housed at Hunter College, whose mission consists of two components. One is to collect, preserve and provide access to archival and library resources documenting the history and culture of Puerto Ricans. The other is to produce, facilitate, and disseminate interdisciplinary research about the diasporic experience of Puerto Ricans and to link this scholarly inquiry to social action and policy debates.

The Centro Library and Archives is responsible for comprehensively collecting, organizing, maintaining and making available primary and secondary sources on the Puerto Rican experience. The Library and Archives shares and supports Centro's overall mission. The Library collects in all areas of Puerto Rican Studies and in all formats. It is particularly strong in the area of migration and the diasporic experience. The library also acquires materials related to other Latinos in the United States. The Archives' strengths are principally in the area of social history, but holds important collections that highlight culture and the arts.

 

The Chief Librarian and Archivist reports to the Center Director. In addition to the CUNY Title overview, the Chief Librarian and Archivist for the Centro Library and Archives has the responsibilities of but not limited to :

  1. Overall Management of the Centro Library and Archives
  • Overseeing delivery of services by full and part time staff, student assistants and consultants
  • Hiring, supervising and encouraging professional staff development
  • Preparing budget requests, writing grants and identifying external resources to complement the Centro Library and Archives' operational budget
  • Promoting library resource development (identifying resources, purchasing and requesting donations of books and reference materials)
  • Developing Archives collections (identifying collections, pursuing donations and/or acquisition of collections), negotiating archival collections donations and pursuing relations with potential donors.
  • Assessing staff, services, facilities, collection conditions, use of digital technologies and programs for the delivery of library and archives information services on short and long term basis
  • Fundraising, lobbying potential donors and serving as the fiscal manager of grants and special allocations assigned to the Library and Archives
  • Outreaching to patrons and developing public relations activities (e.g. Gallery events, lectures and panels) of the Library and Archives
  • Leading the Centro Library and Archives in fostering relationships with Hunter Library, College administration and CUNY-wide programs
  • Speaking on behalf of the Centro Library and Archives in public forums and presentations
  • Providing leadership and advice to state and national leaders in the field of Puerto Rican/Latino Studies and library and archives research centers
  • Working with diverse population composed of students, academics, community and donors, and assure accessibility of resources and services to all

2. In addition, s/he is a member of the Centro Coordinating Committee (staff advisory group to the Centro Director)

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience required.

The preferred candidate will have:

  • MLS and/or MA from accredited school preferred;
  • Training in Library and/or Archives but with knowledge and interest in both areas.
  • S/he must demonstrate a profound interdisciplinary understanding of the Puerto Rican experience; a broad knowledge of U.S. based Puerto Rican communities and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies.
  • Eight years or more of relevant experience, including Library /Archives.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • Fully conversant with library/archives technology.
  • Fundraising and grant management experience preferred.
  • Fully bilingual in Spanish and English.

 

CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW

Directs a specialized academic and/or research center.

  • Designs, implements and monitors curriculum for programs sponsored by the Center
  • Oversees the design and delivery of courses and workshops; assesses learning outcomes
  • Develops and manages Center's budget and operations
  • Implements ongoing faculty and/or student development activities
  • Plans, develops, and initiates strategies for generating resources and/or revenues
  • May seek and acquire grant funding to further advance Center initiatives
  • Manages professional and clerical staff
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

CUNY TITLE

Higher Education Officer

FLSA

Exempt

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.

 

HOW TO APPLY Go to: https://cuny.jobs/new-york-ny/centro-library-archives-officer-and-chief-librarian-centro-de-estudios-puertorriquenos-academic-center-director/4CA71CD9E8304C01AAAD75F910618B97/job/

Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the application instructions. Please have your curriculum vitae/ resume and scholarly interest or cover letter with names and contact information of 3 references available to attach into the application before you begin. Please note that the required material must be uploaded as ONE document. The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters. Incomplete application packages will not be considered.

CLOSING DATE

The committee will review complete applications on February 8, 2018. The search will continue until an appropriate candidate is found.

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

 

Job Title: Centro Library Archives Officer and Chief Librarian - Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos

Job ID: 18127

Location: Hunter College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

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Librarian, Teen Services, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT

The Fairfield Public Library in Fairfield, CT is seeking an MLS Librarian (or a MLS candidate nearing program completion) to work in our after school tween and teen space.  Successful candidate is creative, energetic, knowledgeable with respect to young adult literature, familiar with computers, and technology in general and has experience or strong interest in working with middle school tweens and teens. 

Duties include, but are not limited to: overseeing daily activities in the teen space; assisting and creating program activities; providing homework help; shelving, and performing teen readers advisory.

Candidates must be available to work mid-late afternoon on school days. 

Position is for approximately 15 hours per week at $27.05. 

If you are interested, please send your resume and cover letter to Teen Department, Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield CT 06824 or submit via email to Jennifer Laseman at jlaseman@fplct.org

Open until filled.

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Supervisor, Children's Services, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

The Springfield (MA) City Library seeks applications to work at our forward-looking public library. Due to an out-of-state relocation, we have an opening for the Children's Services Supervisor. This fun and challenging position supervises the Children's Room at the busy Central Library, located adjacent to the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden.

The selected candidate will oversee the daily operation of the Children's Room (2.5 FTE librarians) at the Central Library as well as work closely with the Manager of Adult & Youth Information Services to establish and achieve an ambitious vision for children's library services in our vibrant city. Other elements of the job are outreach, programming, collection development, reference, and reader's advisory. The Supervisor is part of our Leadership Team and our Early Literacy Team.

Requirements include three years of experience in a public library environment, with two years of experience supervising employees preferred. Also required are a Bachelor's degree and completion of an American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science. We are looking for a candidate with a proven record of meaningful community engagement, strong staff mentoring and coaching skills, and experience in creating lively programs for children. Bilingual abilities desirable (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other).

Get excited about the possibilities of working in the city of Springfield by watching this video. If you can embrace the attitude that "It's All Yours, Just Ask," and see the library as a place to help strengthen our city through strong connections and constructive dialogue, please apply. We are here to help community members find what they need, no matter who they are, where they come from, or what they're looking for, because the Springfield City Library is their place of connection to information and knowledge, culture, and community.

Further job details and job application are available on the City of Springfield's website. The annual salary is $51,510.68, with a generous benefits package. The closing date is Thursday, April 5, 2018, at 11:59 pm ET. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply.

 

Inquiries are welcome, but all applications must be filed on the City's website.

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Librarian, STEM, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

STEM Librarian 

https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/53879

To the point: Be a collaborative and engaging librarian interested in supporting the STEM disciplines through instruction, learning, and research support; build strong relationships; support and enhance core services; be willing to experiment, learn, adapt, and iterate. Help us expand the possible!

Why work at Northeastern?

Join a leading R1 institution committed to intensive research and deep, meaningful educational experiences for students at all levels. Here you'll find innovative thinking on higher education where experiential learning is central to the mission. In this landscape University Libraries are a vital partner in learning, teaching, and research, serving a vibrant urban campus and global online community. New leadership, unique space planning initiatives, new collaborations with key partners, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion, community engagement, and supporting the research lifecycle shape the library's innovative spirit and strategic directions.

What's the job?

The STEM Librarian will support multiple departments in Northeastern's Bouvé College of Health Science, the College of Engineering, the College of Computer and Information Science, and the College of Science. The successful candidate will work with a collaborative and interdisciplinary team of librarians supporting students, researchers, and faculty by providing engaging library services in multiple formats and mediums.

The STEM Librarian provides teaching, learning, and research support through virtual and in-person instructional sessions, consultations, and workshops. She or he will also develop expertise in a specialized support area such as patents, 3D printing and manufacturing, or data management to lead our interdisciplinary efforts in the assigned area.

Qualifications

MLS or equivalent degree. At least 1 year of experience working as a research librarian in an academic research environment, preferably with a STEM background or supporting STEM fields. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Strong skills in collaboration and teamwork within a dynamic, constantly evolving environment. Strong service orientation and understanding of user needs.

Apply: To apply, visit: https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/53879, where details of the position's responsibilities, the University's outstanding benefits, and the salary range associated with this position are also available.

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

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Multiple Positions, New York City Department of Records & Information Services, New York, NY

All resumes and cover letters must be submitted through the NYC Jobs Portal.

Search for Job IDS:

  • #339793
  • #339606
  • #339742

Job #1: PUBLIC RECORDS AIDE

The NYC Municipal Archives seeks conservation technicians to re-house, inventory, and digitize a collection of historical architectural building plans that date from the 1860s to the 1970s. Under supervision, the technicians will remove the rolled plans from storage, surface clean, flatten, enter descriptive information into a spreadsheet, arrange according to permit identification numbers, re-house and label. The technicians will also assist with digitizing selected plans, and identifying items requiring conservation treatment. Preferred candidates will have experience processing archival materials. Qualified candidates must be detail-oriented and organized. These are temporary positions - approximately 15 months. N.B. This position will include climbing ladders, handling dusty and dirty materials, and moving and lifting heavy over-size plan bundles that weigh as much as 50 lbs

Job #2: PUBLIC RECORDS OFFICER

The NYC Municipal Archives seeks a Public Records Officer to lead a team of conservation technicians re-housing, inventorying and digitizing a collection of historical architectural building plans that date from the 1860s to the 1970s. Tasks include removing the rolled plans from storage, surface cleaning, flattening, entering descriptive information into a spreadsheet, arranging according to permit identification numbers, re-housing and labeling. Duties will also include selecting plans for digitization and identifying items requiring conservation treatment. As the team leader this position will have responsibility for ensuring the work flow is maintained, supervising and scheduling subordinate staff, and coordinating with conservation, digital laboratory, and archival processing staff. Candidates should have knowledge of architectural plan reproduction processes and experience conducting conservation surveys. Qualified candidates must be detail-oriented and organized. This is a temporary position - approximately 15 months. N.B. This position will include climbing ladders, handling dusty and dirty materials, and moving and lifting heavy over-size plan bundles that weigh as much as 50 lbs.

#3: COMMUNITY COORDINATOR

The Public Programming and Development officer is responsible for preparing and implementing a strategic plan for programming, outreach and education initiatives at the Department of Records and Information Services. The Public Programming and Development officer duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and manage plans for individual events, series and on-going programs and education projects
  • Develop opportunities for outreach within New York City communities
  • Proactively coordinate with internal teams on a variety of matters that intersect with public programming and education initiatives
  • Plan and implement a development strategy for new and renewed funding sources to support programming, education, and other agency projects
  • Provide direction and communication to team regarding ongoing projects and tasks
  • Support efforts of the agency, working collaboratively and in a team environment
  • Write, edit, and design publicity materials for events, programs, and education projects
  • Manage staff and interns

External Candidates please go to www.nyc.gov/careers

Current NYC employees please go to www.nyc.gov/ess 

NO E-MAILS, PHONE CALLS, FAXES OR PERSONAL INQUIRIES PERMITTED. NOTE: ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES UNDER CONSIDERATION WILL BE CONTACTED. APPOINTMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET (OMB) APPROVAL.

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

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Librarian & Media Specialist, Chickering Elementary School, Dover, MA

Job ID: 2911891

Application Deadline: April 13, 2018

Posted : March 28, 2018

Starting Date: August 2018

Librarian & Media Specialist

Chickering School (PreK-5) in Dover, MA seeks a full-time Librarian & Media Specialist, to begin in the 2018-2019 school year.

Qualifications:
A highly qualified candidate will be state certified as a school librarian, have completed a teacher preparation program/educational degree, and hold a master's degree from a program accepted by the American Library Association or from a master's program in Library and Information Science.

Job Goals:

  • Ensure effective use of ideas and information as well as equitable access
  • Empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information
  • Teach library classes and instill a love of learning in all students
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers to design and implement units of instruction Align the School Library Program (SLP) with the goals of the school and district
  • Explore with students and staff different modes of communication and technology
  • Build the MakerSpace into an active learning environment



Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Foster a library that is creative, flexible, and an essential part of the learning community
  • Encourage inquiry learning, information literacies, critical thinking, and self-assessment
  • Maintain the school and faculty libraries, including professional and leveled resources
  • Develop and circulate resources appropriate to the curriculum, learners, and community
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers to design, teach, and assess learning experiences 
  • Promote instructional technology to improve teaching and learning
  • Teach Chickering Reporters and maintain their Blog - grades 4 & 5
  • Advocate for the MakerSpace as a vital, hands-on learning space 
  • Collect and analyze data to improve instruction
  • Develop and administer the library budget to support program goals
  • Supervise parent volunteers
  • Cooperate and network with other libraries/agencies
  • Establish procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, and sharing of resources
  • Evaluate, promote, and use technologies to support teaching and learning
  • Promote the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, student images, and licensing of intellectual property

For more information, click here.

Requirements:

  • At least 3 year s of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency OR WORK VISA IN United States required

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Director, Library Technology & Collection Management, California State University, Fresno, CA

The salary is competitive and is negotiable depending on the strength of qualifications. This is a CSU Management Personnel Plan (MPP) position with an attractive benefits package which includes but is not limited to: a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month; 12+ paid holidays; excellent choice of medical, dental and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, life insurance; and retirement benefits.

Salary Range: $44,712 - $153,204

Experience

  • Five (5) years or more of substantial Technical Services, Collections or IT management experience in an academic or research library.
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible management and supervisory experience.
  • Experience with successfully developing, managing, and completing large complex projects in a library or similar environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Successful experience supervising librarians.
  • Experience leading initiatives in resource description at a library-wide, system-wide, or regional level.
  • Experience preparing statistics and reports to help administrators and groups make data-informed decisions.
  • Significant experience working in or having a management role in acquisitions and/or cataloging.
  • Experience working with electronic resources management systems (ERMS)
  • Successful experience in assessment and evaluation of research libraries' collections
  • Experience assessing and negotiating licenses for online resources.
  • Experience working with general and specialized vendors, publishers, and approval plans.
  • Experience working in a collective bargaining environment.
  • Experience working with Alma.

Skills:

  • Ability to oversee technical services, institutional repository, systems experts, and collections management processes in the full range of subjects at Fresno State.
  • Professional experience that includes the management of resources and personnel in an academic or research library setting.
  • Commitment to representing the library and participating in the development of California State University (CSU) policies and maintenance of the new consortia and local system.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct critical analysis and apply knowledge about: scholarly research and communications; information technologies; and information discovery systems.
  • Understanding of digital library preservation and curation concepts, policies, and best practices. With colleagues, monitor current standards and explore emerging technologies to more effectively support the organization of and access to library resources.
  • Knowledge of budget planning and forecasting and demonstrated ability to prepare and manage annual reports, budgets and planning.
  • Demonstrated understanding of scholarly communications issues and new models that are shaping the future of academic publishing.
  • Substantial and successful working experience and demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of cataloging standards, tools, and resources (MARC21, RDA, AACR2, FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) conceptual model, Library of Congress - Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements (LC-PCC-PSs), Bibframe, Linked Data, Library of Congress Classification System, ClassWeb, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Cataloger's Desktop, and MARC Edit.)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in working with other (non-MARC) metadata schema (e.g., Dublin Core, EAD, TEI, MODS, and METS.)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of authority control and its role in current (MARC21) library catalogs and institutional repositories with vision of its future role with the Linked Data environment of the Semantic Web.
  • Demonstrated successful experience of managing workflow of at least one area of Technical Services, such as acquisitions, monographic cataloging or serials cataloging, or electronic resources management.
  • Ability to coordinate projects for non-MARC metadata from our digital collections and establish and document relevant policies and procedures to ensure efficient workflows for all library content.
  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in collection strategies, collection management, copyright, and preservation facing academic and research libraries.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written).
  • Strong decision-making skills and the ability to work under pressure. Proven expertise with current technologies, platforms, and products that support library information technology.
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse workplace, building a diverse workforce, and supporting staff professional development at all levels.

As the center of campus intellectual discovery, the Henry Madden Library at Fresno State promotes teaching, learning, research, and scholarly communication at the University by integrating the Library with campus student success programs and instruction. One of 23 libraries in the California State University System, the Library holds over 1.2 million volumes, comprising print and electronic monographs and serials, and is a Federal Document Depository. The Library's mission is to inspire excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarly activities.

The Director of Library Technology and Collection Management reports to the Dean of Library Services and serves as a member of the library's senior leadership team which plans library-wide services, facilitates operations, and resolves issues. The Director is primarily responsible for developing strategic directions for managing access to physical and virtual collections and digital services and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Technology Services and Collection Management Division including materials in all formats, electronic resources management, collection development and collections budget management, and cataloging in all formats. The Director also leads this division in meeting library and digital scholarship needs and ensuring the continued implementation of technologies that serve teaching and research at Fresno State. The Director also oversees and provides infrastructure support to promote the Fresno State Digital Repository (FSDR) as an integrated tool in scholarly communication and research throughout the University. As a leader, the Director will foster an environment where strategic and well-informed risk taking is encouraged. As a member of the Library Leadership Team, this person is responsible for library-wide planning and policy making. The incumbent works with other library leaders to shape strategic directions for the Henry Madden Library.

Education: Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent from an American Library Association accredited program or international equivalent.

To Apply:

Individuals interested in being considered for this position should submit an on-line application and attach the following supporting documents: 1) resume, 2) letter of interest which includes a narrative detailing how the candidate fulfills each of the required and preferred items listed under Qualifications, and 3) names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references who can provide current assessments of the candidate's qualifications for the position. Pursuant to Executive Order 883, reasonable accommodation is to be provided upon request from an employee or applicant with disabilities, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the campus. What constitutes a reasonable accommodation is to be determined by the campus on a case-by-case basis after it has received the individual's request for accommodation and engaged in an interactive process. Employees or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources directly at (559) 278-2032.

To apply for this or any open position at Fresno State visit our online employment site at: http://jobs.csufresno.edu/

Applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of their application materials via automatic email reply. In addition, qualified applicants will receive email notification at the conclusion of the recruitment process.

This is a full-time management position covered by the California State University Management Personnel Plan. Under this plan, employees are subject to management reviews and serve at the pleasure of the University President of that campus.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, any offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility to be employed in the United States.

California State University, Fresno, in conjunction with the CSU policy, requires that the successful candidate complete a full background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the background check may impact the job offer or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified as sensitive.

California State University, Fresno annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Fresno State, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to or accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol/drug use, crime prevention, reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters.

You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Campus Police Department or by accessing the following web site: http://www.fresnostate.edu/adminserv/police/clery/index.html

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site: https://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO1083-rev-7-21-17.html

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Director, Tiverton Public Library, Tiverton, RI

The Tiverton Public Library Board of Trustees seeks a highly professional, visionary leader who can work as a team player to bring community, staff and board together and bring our new 25,000+ sf library to the next level.

The Director oversees daily operations of the library.

  • Supervises of library staff, coordinates schedules and functions. Administers personnel policies and wage and classification plan
  • Prepares, defends, directs and administers the fiscal budget in conjunction with the Board Budget Committee. Oversees monthly reports for Board of Trustees. Seeks and prepares grant proposals.
  • Manages the physical plant to ensure proper maintenance. Schedules and supervises contract services, analyzes buildings and grounds needs, recommends improvements. Responds to all building emergencies.
  • Works with the Planning Committee in preparing and carrying out the library planning document. Recommends improvements according to library mission. Evaluates program of service and works with the Board of Trustees to make changes as necessary.
  • Establishes and conducts comprehensive public relation programs in conjunction with Communications Committee.
  • Represents the library at town meetings. Official library representative to regional and state library funding agencies.

Qualifications:

  • Master Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited school.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years progressively responsible experience in professional library work, including library management and direct supervision of others or equivalent experience.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience with researching and pursuing grant proposals to fund new or supplementary programs & services.
  • Considerable ability to interact with the general public, elected and appointed officials, outside organizations and professional associations.
  • Willingness and ability to work as a team with staff and board members.
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective relationship with employees and the public.
  • Possess a valid driver's license and be able to attend required meetings held throughout the state.

A full description of the position can be found at tivertonlibrary.org

Salary for this position ranges between $67,000 - $72,000 depending on qualifications, education and experience.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to gholewiak@tivertonlibrary.org

Resumes will begin being reviewed April 27, 2018 and will be accepted through May 11, 2018. The position will remain open until filled.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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Intern, Schenectady County Historical Society, Schenectady, NY

The Schenectady County Historical Society seeks a flexible and enthusiastic individual with an interest in public history and a commitment to excellent visitor services for its summer internship program.

The successful candidate should have or be pursuing a degree in history, public history, museum studies, or a related field; must be willing to take initiative; be comfortable interacting with the public and with children; have excellent computer skills, and be able to handle multiple projects at one time. The candidate should be comfortable working independently and in small groups. Basic knowledge of PastPerfect software and artifact handling is helpful but not required.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Mary Zawacki at director@schenectadyhistorical.org.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary

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Educational Programs Intern, The Mary Baker Eddy Library, Boston, MA

Responsibilities: This intern will assist the Library's Educational Programs Coordinator. Main work includes: Facilitating on-site learning activities and programs for youth groups, developing content and resources for youth programming and field trips, including our summer youth events, One World and Free Fun Friday, facilitating program research, and supporting the development of Library walking tours.

This internship provides training in presenting guided children's tours of the Mapparium. It is also designed as a mentorship, designed to be mutually beneficial for both the intern and the Library staff. You will be encouraged to develop professional skills in fields that include education, library science, museum studies, and public history. Additional opportunities may be available to assist with educational programming projects for adult audiences.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a background or interest in working with youth audiences. Experience in one or more of the following fields is required: museum education; general education; library science; American history; public history; event planning; customer service. Prior teaching experience in museums, schools, and/or camps is preferred. Interns must be patient with youth audiences, flexible, willing to work in teams, and able to take initiative. The Library encourages applicants from all backgrounds to apply for this opportunity. Hours are flexible, Monday through Friday. Ideal candidates will be available at least 12 hours per week.

How To Apply: Please submit a PDF resume and cover letter, including two professional/academic references to: Marie Palladino, Educational Programs Coordinator The Mary Baker Eddy Library palladinom@mbelibrary.org 

Deadline for application: May 1

SALARY RANGE: This internship may be compensated in either course credit or with a small stipend.

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Librarian, Medical Education & Clinical Outreach, UCR, Riverside, CA

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Librarian, Roxbury Community College, Roxbury Crossing, MA

Roxbury Community College is an urban, public, 2-year College serving a diverse community, including people of color, recent immigrants and non-traditional populations. The College's mission is to facilitate student success in achieving educational goals through the delivery of high-quality transfer and career programs. RCC strives to honor traditional commitments, and to be responsive to new challenges and insights through workforce training, ESOL, and community education. The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Roxbury Community College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

General Statement of Duties: Provide professional library services to Roxbury Community College students, faculty, and staff. Responsible for providing all aspects of library services such as reference, instruction, circulation, cataloging, collection development and archive management.

Examples of Duties:

  • Provide a wide range of reference services to students, faculty, administration, and the public.
  • Serve as subject liaison to assigned academic departments and engage with faculty in person, by email, and through library programming.
  • Responsible for collection development, including de-accessioning, in assigned subject areas.
  • Teach beginning, intermediate, and advanced library instruction courses to students, in coordination with full and adjunct faculty.
  • Develop and teach drop-in workshops on a range of topics.
  • Use LibGuides to create class and subject-specific research guides for the library website. 
  • Responsible for all aspects of the College Archives and Special Collections, including appraisal, arrangement and description, reference, outreach, donor relations, and digitization.
  • Catalog all library materials.
  • Provide circulation assistance to library users.
  • Supervise/Oversee library work-study students.
  • Track selected statistics and prepare detailed monthly and annual reports.
  • Serve on college committees as assigned.
  • Comply with the duties as stipulated in the Massachusetts Community College Council Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

All candidates must have legal rights to work in the United States

  • ALA accredited Master's Degree in Library or Information Science.
  • 3 years professional experience in the areas of library public service, reference, instruction, cataloging, and archives and special collections
  • Knowledge of MARC records and OCLC as a source of cataloging records.
  • Strong customer service, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to work with an adult, multicultural, and multilingual student population is required. Experience in a community college is desirable.
  • Knowledge and practice of archival concepts, techniques, and the historical contexts governing archival operations.
  • Professional experience in processing archival collections, creating finding aids, digitizing records, and performing outreach to archival researchers.
  • Working knowledge of basic computer business applications
  • Strong writing skills.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Working experience in a community college setting.
  • Archive track education.

To be considered for this position, applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter.

Application deadline April 30, 2018.

https://rcc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=90997

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Data Librarian, Health Sciences, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

Data Librarian for the Health Sciences

Yale University Library

New Haven, CT

Requisition: 48291BR

http://bit.ly/2oEr7Uo

 

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

 

Position Focus: In an ever-changing, data-intensive environment, the Data Librarian is an enthusiastic, user-centered individual who will be responsible for the design of the library's data support program, working collaboratively with others at Yale involved in data education and policy. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Research and Education Services and is a member of the Research and Education Team.

 

Through consultation and collaboration, the Data Librarian works to enable faculty, students, clinicians and researchers to leverage data resources to the fullest, providing information on acquisition and management of datasets for biomedical, clinical, and health sciences research. Increases the visibility and usability of data resources through research consultations, workshops and course-integrated instruction, online research guides, and outreach efforts. With an understanding of best practices and knowledge of a wide range of datasets and information resources, the librarian identifies the data needs of the Yale biomedical community. The librarian develops and provides training, instruction and strategies to best use data resources and tools. The incumbent supports the discovery, use, and management of locally created and externally available data.

 

The Data Librarian will serve as the in-house expert for staff and users on the research data management cycle, collaborating closely with the Biomedical Research Support librarian and other librarians involved in data at Yale. The librarian helps researchers manage their data, navigate Yale University's available data landscape, and adhere to federal or other grant funding agencies' data management and public access policies and requirements. Serves as a primary liaison between the Library and data groups within the Medical Center and is pivotal to defining and expanding the Library's role in supporting innovation in data services, including biomedical informatics and precision medicine. The Data Librarian will advocate FAIR Data Principles, the library's role in addressing research reproducibility, and will be knowledgeable about appropriate discipline-specific health sciences repositories. The Data Librarian will coordinate the Medical Library's data policies and evaluate and promote data tools and services.

 

This librarian is a member of the Research Data Consultation Group, and develops relationships with campus groups, including the Yale Center for Biomedical Data Science, Yale Center for Analytical Sciences (YCAS), and Joint Data Analytics Team (JDAT), concerning issues of managing, curating, visualizing, analyzing, sharing, and preserving research data. Participates in outreach and research/instruction program planning and implementation for the Medical Library. Participates in Yale Library planning, committees, and task forces, and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. Participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale's research support services and collections. May represent Yale to state, national, and international data organizations.

 

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school. In selected instances, a degree in a related field such as informatics, data science, health sciences or statistics may be substituted for a master's degree in Library Science. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of the research process used in biomedical and health sciences with particular focus on the research lifecycle of data. Demonstrated ability with biomedical data resources and tools used in medical education, biomedical research, and clinical practice.
  • Demonstrated ability with data management best practices and familiarity with requirements from funding agencies and scholarly publishers.
  • Knowledge of metadata standards and data archival procedures.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability
  • Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to conclusion in a timely fashion. Ability working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and dynamic team environment.

 

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

 

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Two years of professional experience working in an academic health sciences or biomedical library or affiliated clinical/research environment. Knowledge of statistical and spatial software for data analysis and visualization and experience with online and network-based information systems. Public services experience and training, preferably in a health sciences library setting

 

The University and the Library

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

 

Salary and Benefits

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

 

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://bit.ly/2oEr7Uo

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Science Liaison Librarian, Grand Valley State University Libraries, Allendale, MI

12-Month, Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Librarian (LIAISON LIBRARIAN)

 

FULL DESCRIPTION

Grand Valley State University Libraries seeks inclusive, user-oriented, and collegial applicants for a liaison librarian position. The incumbent will partner with undergraduate and graduate programs in the departments of Biomedical Sciences, Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Movement Science, Physics, and Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI). These departments are housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

 

Liaison librarians at GVSU provide library instruction, collection development, and scholarly communications outreach in their assigned areas.  They offer consultations for instructional and research services tailored to the needs of diverse students and faculty in liaison departments. They will demonstrate a commitment to student success, an understanding of the liberal education mission and the ability to work collaboratively and independently within a dynamic team-based organization.

 

This is a tenure-track, 12-month appointment. This position reports to the Head of Liberal Arts Programs and is located on GVSU's Allendale campus. GVSU librarians are full members of the university faculty; as such they must possess the potential to fulfill the University Libraries' requirements for promotion and tenure, are expected to engage in scholarship and professional development, and contribute service to the institution, including faculty governance.

 

REQUIREMENTS

Required Qualifications: Master of Information and/or Library Science degree from an ALA accredited institution; ability to function in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work independently and in a team environment; strong commitment to public service. 

 

Preferred

Qualifications: Undergraduate or graduate degree in Biomedical Sciences, Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Movement Science, Physics; knowledge with collection development; experience developing and delivering instructional programming; experience using and teaching research databases; ability to learn and use new instructional technologies.

 

 

 

HOW TO APPLY

A complete position description, as well as required qualifications and application information, can be found at jobs.gvsu.edu. Please submit a current CV or resume, cover letter and list of three professional references when applying. Application deadline is on April 13, 2018. Grand Valley State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. GVSU librarians enjoy a comprehensive benefit package, including support for professional development.

 

Grand Valley State University Libraries is a recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries 2012 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award and a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance. Grand Valley State University is a public four-year comprehensive university located in west Michigan with campuses in Allendale, Grand Rapids and Holland, plus centers in Muskegon and Traverse City. The University attracts more than 22,000 students with high quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities. The greater Grand Rapids metropolitan area has a population of over one million, is rich in cultural amenities, and in easy driving distance of superb summer and winter recreational venues.

For more information visit our FAQ: https://gvsu.edu/library/hiring

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Processing Archivist, Concord Free Public Library, Concord, MA

Temporary Processing Archivist

Town of Concord, MA

The Town of Concord is seeking a part-time Processing Archivist position for a temporary project (18 hours/week; approximately 471 hours total) to organize, arrange, describe, and house in archival storage supplies 3 recently donated collections, and to prepare an electronic finding aid in MS Word for each.

Requires equivalent to Master's in Library Science w/archival concentration and 3 years manuscript processing experience in an historical archive or special collections. 

Pay rate: $24.32/hour. 

Job description and application materials are available at https://ma-concord.civicplus.com/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=100&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Processing-Archivist-Concord-Free-Public-108

Application Deadline: 4/20/2018 @ Noon

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Youth Services Librarian, Ventress Memorial Library, Marshfield, MA

The Ventress Memorial Library in beautiful Marshfield, Massachusetts has an opening for a Youth Services Librarian.

We are looking for a dynamic, creative and energetic individual to meet the needs of the community. If you are passionate about providing library services to Children then you might be the successful candidate for this position? Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Youth Services Librarian is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating children's services.

The successful candidate will be creative, energetic, and dedicated individual. This individual will bring the ability to create a positive environment for enjoyable and productive library experiences to the children, parents and caregivers.  The ideal candidate will be a strongly collaborative, flexible, team player.  The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for ordering pertinent materials in a variety of formats and maintaining a relevant collection. Planning and executing programs for children (through sixth grade), day care providers and parents. Providing assistance to children and adult patrons in use of all library
resources including: online catalog, databases, Internet, Hoopla, Overdrive, personal tablets, e-readers, and phones. Collaborating with the Young Adult Librarian especially with transitioning the children from Children's Services to Young Adult Services is a crucial element of this position. Working closely with the school department to meet the needs of teachers and students supporting the curriculum and summer reading.


MLS from an ALA accredited library school with extensive coursework in children's services, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Salary:

$27.07 per hour- 28 and 32 hours per week. Includes evenings and 2 Saturdays per month. Benefits included.

To Apply:
Interested candidates may email a cover letter, resume and names of three references cmarcoux@ocln.org or mail to Cyndee Marcoux, Library Director, Ventress Memorial Library, 15 Library Plaza, Marshfield, MA 02050

Position is available immediately.  Closing date is April 6, 2018

 

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Adult Services Librarian, Ventress Memorial Library, Marshfield, MA

Adult Services Librarian, Ventress Memorial Library

The Ventress Memorial Library is looking for someone who is enthusiastic about technology and has an interest in its practical application in a library setting. This person needs to be outgoing, innovative, and take a proactive role in providing patrons with library services and provide assistance to patrons with use of computers and the Internet.

General Statement of Duties:

Employee works under the general direction of the Adult & Young Adult Services Coordinator. Employee plans and arranges own work in accordance with standard procedures and previous training referring unusual or difficult situations to the supervisor.

Must maintain confidentiality of sensitive information and demonstrate a commitment to engage independently in continuing professional development.  Must perform all aspects of job responsibilities with honesty and integrity.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Assist the Adult & Young Adult Services Coordinator with regularly scheduled coverage of the Reference Desk. Performs a wide variety of reference services; computer troubleshooting; assists with training for staff and public on the use of computers, tablets, eReaders, the Internet, electronic databases, and other technology resources. Provides readers' advisory and research assistance to library users in direct consultation, by phone, email or other emerging technologies.
  • Effectively researches questions of varying complexity for patrons, using library materials, electronic and Internet sources, and community resources. Adjusts responses appropriately based on age and educational background of library users; confers with other professionals on questions that are complex or specialized in nature. Maintains a welcoming environment at the library's Reference Desk. Models good customer service practices at all times. Provides referrals to other libraries, sources, agencies, etc. when necessary.
  • Assists patrons in learning about library resources and services for independent use and research by providing informal instruction in the use of such resources (e.g. OCLN catalog, Virtual Catalog, Internet, electronic databases), and developing and distributing informative handouts on library materials, services, reading lists, web resources, etc. In consultation with the Adult & Young Adult Services Coordinator, may be asked to develop and conduct training sessions for the public on how to use computers, the Internet, and electronic databases, both within the library building and out in the community.
  • Responsible for basic troubleshooting of public computers and other electronic equipment used by the public while assigned to the Reference Desk and when other staff is not available. Troubleshoot computer software (e.g. print management, reservations software) and computer connections (e.g. cable, wireless) as needed to ensure satisfactory public access. Investigates and reports on new technologies and software for use by patrons and staff, including potential impact on changing patron behaviors.

 

Qualifications

Required Knowledge, Ability and Skills: Requires demonstrated proficiency with computers including networked computers, Windows, word processing, spreadsheets, and email; automated catalogs, electronic databases, the Internet, and Web 2.0 technologies; and previous experience with an automated library circulation system. Requires knowledge of reference and information sources in all formats including search and evaluation techniques. Must possess effective communication and training techniques, demonstrate flexibility in a dynamic environment, and be at ease with interruptions.

Ability to deal in an effective and courteous manner with members of the general public on a daily basis, and enjoy working with and possess the skills to interact with both children and adults in a professional manner. Ability to establish and maintain effective cooperative and positive working relationships with library staff and work cooperatively with other divisions, departments and elected or appointed officials. Ability to plan, analyze, carry out projects, consult and offer advice; requires effective communication skills. Ability to work accurately with close attention to detail in reading, writing, spelling and performing basic math functions.

Job Environment: Work is performed under typical library and office conditions; the workload is subject to seasonal fluctuations which require advance planning; regular library schedule requires evening and weekend work. The employee operates standard library equipment, computers, projectors, photocopier, and microfilm readers. The employee has regular contact with library patrons and staff, vendors, other town employees and outside organizations; contact is typically in person or by telephone.

Physical Requirements:

Minimal physical effort required under typical office conditions include regular sitting, talking, walking and mental concentration for extended periods; intermittent moderate effort required for tasks such as moving files, books or other library printed materials. Position requires the ability to operate a keyboard and view computer screens and the ability to adjust focus; hearing ability requirements include ability to interact with the public, elected or appointed officials and outside organizations. Must be able to stoop, kneel, bend, reach forward and above the head; to receive books from patrons; lift books and other materials; bend and extend reach for such tasks as shelving books or emptying book drop.

Education: MLS

Salary: $24.29 - $27.32 Depending on Qualifications

Closing Date: Open until filled

 

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Archivist, Boston University Law Library, Boston, MA

Temporary, part-time archivist position at BU Law Library

  • Preserve, arrange, catalog, and create finding aids for archival print and rare book collection
  • Coordinate with Collection Services department to further ongoing efforts in electronic records management, and contributions of archival material to IR
  • Make recommendations to Director and Associate Directors on archival best practices 
  • Manage digitization and collection programs

Requirements: MLIS, including coursework in archives or current MLIS student with archives concentration. Technologically literate, with cataloging experience or coursework and ability to work independently.

This is a paid position and may not be used to satisfy the practical experience requirement for the archives concentration at Simmons.

Estimated 10-20 hours/week, will work out specifics with applicant. Not more than 20 hours/week. Hourly rate commensurate with experience. Position will end 6/30; may be extended depending on availability of funding.

Interested applicants should send resume and availability to Ellen Frentzen, emric@bu.edu.

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Interns, DSNY, New York, NY

The NYC Department of Sanitation {DSNY) promotes a healthy environment through efficient management of the City's solid waste and environmentally sound long-range planning to handle New Yorkers recycling and garbage. DSNY is the world's largest sanitation department, collecting more than 10,500 tons of residential and institutional garbage and 1,760 tons of recyclables every day. DSNY also clears litter, snow and ice from some 6,000 miles of streets, removes debris from vacant lots and clears abandoned vehicles from City streets. 

Applicants must be current students; they will need to show proof of enrollment for the upcoming fall semester.

DSNY offers two paid summer internships:

  • Records Management Intern - Office of the Commissioner
  • Archival Intern, Artist-in-Residence Mierle Laderman Ukeles

Email resume and brief cover letter indicating the title of the position to mlee2@dsny.nyc.gov. 

More information can be found here.

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Library Media Specialist, Hartland Elementary School, Hartland, VT

  • Job ID: 2902836
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : March 9, 2018
  • Starting Date: July 1, 2018

Please apply on SchoolSpring with cover letter, resume, three current letters of reference, transcripts, and license.

There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

Contact Information:

  • Diane Tessier , Secretary to the Superintendent
  • 105 Main Street, Suite 200
  • Windsor, Vermont 05489

For more information, click here.

Job Requirements:

  • Citizenship, residency OR WORK VISA IN United States required

 

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e-Science Symposium, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

10th Annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium Thursday, APRIL 5th, 2018 at the University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA.

 

Libraries in Data Science: Past and Future

 

See more about the program and agenda:

https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/escience_symposium/2018/

 

Registration for the 2018 E- Science Symposium at this link:

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4241570/10th-Annual-E-Science-Symposium-2018

 

Thursday, April 5, 2018

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

University of Massachusetts Medical School

55 Lake Avenue North

Worcester, MA 01655

 

The symposium is free, but advance registration is required for all presenters and attendees. Please note that we will be taking photographs to share on our website and other materials.

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Intern, Records Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Marine Monuments, Honolulu, HI

Records Management Facilitator Internship

This application is for the Honolulu intern position.

The deadline for applications is close of business April 20, 2018.

 

SUMMARY:

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Marine Monuments of the Pacific Office, located in Honolulu, Hawaii is looking for two Records Management Facilitators to assist in organizing our holdings. Our offices have extensive historical files spanning decades, which document the management, political history, and scientific research surrounding 22 national wildlife refuges and 4 marine national monuments throughout the Pacific. The collections consist of analog and digital records, maps, photographs, and other mixed media. One intern will be stationed at the Honolulu office and one will be offsite on Kauai.

 

We are looking for conscientious, resourceful, and motivated information professionals to become our in-house experts. The records management facilitators will be responsible for following a records schedule, organizing and digitizing files, keeping a records inventory, and disposing of files accordingly. You will gain hands-on experience with electronic records, preservation, digitization, metadata, records management, and content management systems. You will also gain experience prioritizing tasks, collaborating with others, establishing guidelines, and training other staff in records management tasks.

 

Many responsibilities of the rotation will be distributed between the interns. The Honolulu interns will prioritize the big-picture potential of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service records room. For example, they will continue the goal of creating a sustainable filing system. They will also work together to digitize and purge records, as well as maintain the online catalog of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service references. Other tasks include digitizing maps, downloading content from CDs and DVDs, and generally working to decrease the volume of mixed media accumulated in the records room.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Enrolled or recently graduated from an ALA accredited MLIS program or related graduate program.
  • Ability to work independently and make well-researched decisions with limited supervision.
  • Superb organizational and planning skills.
  • Ability to recognize inefficiencies and recommend practical solutions.
  • Ability to balance theory and idealism with fiscal and logistical limitations in a non-traditional information setting.
  • Ability to use excel and Microsoft suite programs.
  • Experience with archival content management platforms.
  • Adhere to established guidelines and policies both professional and organizational.
  • Work experience in archival science or records management.

 

Preferred:

  • Experience with scanning equipment and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Experience with records retention and disposition schedules.
  • An interest in environmental issues, biology, or conservation.
  • Experience cataloging or working with metadata.

 

SCHEDULE:

A 6-month, full-time (40 hrs./week) schedule is preferred. Position begins between June 18th -June 25th, 2018.

 

COMPENSATION:

The internship is unpaid; please see below information for travel coverage.  Depending on your school's program requirements, you may be able to receive credit for this internship. 

 

TRAVEL AND LODGING:

The Service will provide roundtrip airfare to and from Honolulu, including reimbursement for luggage, if necessary. We also provide compensation for public transportation to and from work via reimbursement for the monthly bus pass.

 

Housing is provided at a communal agency bunkhouse, if needed. The bunkhouses can accommodate up to seven people in Honolulu and up to thirteen on Kauai. Please consider your ability to handle a constantly changing environment. The Honolulu bunkhouse is located in walking distance from Waikiki and is a 30 minute bus ride from work.

 

SURROUNDINGS:

Our office is located in downtown Honolulu and the agency bunkhouse is located about half an hour away by bus, near the Waikiki neighborhood.  Bunkhouse residents enjoy the convenience of nearby grocery stores, drugstores, coffee shops, and library. There are many great restaurants and plenty of outdoor activities to participate in throughout Oahu. Weekends, holidays, and off hours can be spent exploring Hawaii. Opportunities abound to kayak, surf, fish, stand-up paddleboard, swim, snorkel and enjoy the many beaches, parks, hiking trails, historical landmarks, and gardens.

 

BACKGROUND:

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The National Wildlife Refuge System, managed by the Service, is the world's premier system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.  The Records Management Facilitators will make a difference for some of the world's most remarkable and unique natural resources as our office continues to accomplish great things in the Pacific. 

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

To apply, send an attached resume and brief cover letter to Maggie Tucker at margaret_tucker@fws.gov.  

Please have the subject of the email state "RMF Honolulu Application"

The deadline for applications is close of business April 20, 2018.

CONTACT:

Marine National Monuments of the Pacific Office

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

300 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 5-231

Honolulu, HI 96850

(808) 792-9525

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Assistant Library Director, Leominster Public Library, Leominster, MA

Assistant Library Director 

 

Department:

 

Library

 

Wage:

 

S-8 $63,991 - $82,587

Reports to:

Library Director

Union:

Non-Union

Effective:

Jan 2018

Location:

Library

FLSA Status:

Exempt

Full Time:

M-F

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Professional, administrative and managerial work assisting the Library Director with the administration of the programs and operations of the public library. Acts as Director in the Director's absence

 

SUPERVISION:

Works under the direction of the Library Director.  Performs day-to-day tasks with a high degree of independence,  supervises the activities of staff and volunteers. Work involves a variety of highly specialized work tasks with many details to monitor and manage. While guidelines are available, the Assistant Director must rely on advanced education and training, experience, good judgment, and specialized research skills to maintain a high quality level of service.

 

Complex and responsible duties require initiative and independent judgment to establish work plans and priorities, using and/or modifying established procedures to complete the work in accordance with established policies and standards.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supervises part-time staff and volunteers. Supervises all staff in Director's absence.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Assumes the duties and responsibilities of the Library Director, in his/her absence.
  • Develops and maintains attendance records and weekly schedules for library personnel.
  • Manages the Gifts and Donations program.
  • Assists in budget preparation, negotiation of expenditures, and grant writing.
  • Assists with the management of the library facility. 
  • Acts as the liaison to the Friends of the Library, by developing annual programming budget, providing support for fundraising activities, and overseeing the bi-monthly publication of its newsletter.
  • Assists the Director in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of long and short term goals and objectives.
  • Plans, organizes, and implements special projects as needed or determined by the Director.
  • Compiles periodic statistics and assists the Director in preparing the ARIS report.
  • Assists with development of policies for presentation to the Board of Library Trustees.
  • Attends monthly Board of Trustees meetings as needed.
  • Prepares statistical and narrative reports of some complexity for Director.
  • Provides leadership in working relationships and communication, ensuring high productivity and quality public service; encourages initiative and creativity.
  • Ensures safe conditions for staff, public, and building operation. Takes appropriate action in building emergencies.
  • Delegates and assigns duties within the Library Department as required.
  • Assists in developing community awareness of library materials and services.
  • Keeps abreast of developments in the field of library science.
  • Promotes interest in library organizations. Attends meetings and participates in professional library organizations.
  • Represents the library at professional workshops or conferences pertinent to public library service, personnel issues, collection development, management, grantsmanship and publicity.
  • Interfaces with town representatives and officials to promote and coordinate public service campaigns and advocate for public library service.
  • Assists in the hiring of personnel.
  • Recommends the employment, promotion and retention of employees within the library.
  • Assists in planning and supervising in-service training courses for staff; directly supervises and schedules training for all personnel.
  • Assists in Collection Development and Collection Management as needed.
  • Creates or supervises appropriate exhibits and displays.
  • Develops reading, reference, and research materials through selection and purchase of books, materials and equipment as needed.
  • Prepares brochures, new releases, bulletins, posters, and other public relations materials to promote library services as needed.
  • Monitors technology and service developments in the library field, as well as changes in community needs and expectations. 
  • Recommends technologies, programs and services to meet changing needs.
  • Covers any one of the public service desks when required.
  • Performs other similar or related duties, as required or as situation dictates.

 

Contacts (boards & committees, vendors, general public, etc.):

Extensive contact with library division heads, staff members, City departments, and Library patrons requiring patience, courtesy, and diplomacy. Extensive interaction with the public, City Departments, Boards and Committees, as well as City Departmental personnel and outside agencies. Extensive interaction with vendors, contractors, and paid performers. Represents Library organization at consortium meetings and on network, regional and state committees. Represents Library organization via professional affiliations and association memberships. Represents Library organization at the network, regional, state and national level.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications

 

Education and Experience

  • Master's Degree in Library Science and three (3) years of public library experience is preferred.
  • Minimum three (3) years of progressively responsible library administrative experience.
  • Minimum three (3) years of supervisory experience.

 

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

 

This position requires excellent verbal/written communication skills and excellent managerial skills to manage full and part-time employees. Working knowledge of budget management, experience with State and City-mandated reports, policy creation, and grant writing is preferred.

 

Bilingual abilities a plus.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Master's Degree in Library Science and three (3) years of public library experience is preferred. Minimum three years of progressively responsible administrative experience, minimum three years of supervisory experience.

 

This position requires excellent verbal/written communication skills and excellent managerial skills to manage full and part-time employees. Working knowledge of budget management, experience with State and City-mandated reports, policy creation, and grant writing is preferred.

 

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

 

Core Competencies

  • Creates and communicates clear expectations of employees
  • Fosters community and staff collaboration
  • Fosters and exhibits innovation and works to develop forward-thinking ideas, programs, and services for the library and the community
  • Training opportunities are more closely aligned with library and employee needs
  • Creates a learning organization
  • Improves customer service
  • Assists in developing effective hiring practices and succession planning
  • Creates organizational unity through shared vision and values
  • Strong personnel administration, fund accounting, and payroll experience.
  • Collection Development and management experience
  • Public relations and marketing experience
  • Ability to direct the work of professional and non professional staff.
  • Ability to interact tactfully and appropriately with library patrons, staff and community members and City officials.
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with superiors, subordinates, peers and the general public.
  • Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work independently and manage numerous, diverse tasks. Ability to develop and implement policies and programs.
  • Excellent planning, organizational and management skills. Excellent customer service and communication skills. Excellent technology skills.

 

Requires a criminal records (CORI) check.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work is subject to frequent interruptions.  Regular library schedule requires evening and weekend work.

 

The employee operates standard office and library equipment and systems.

The employee has regular contact with the public in-person, online, and by telephone. Other contacts are with library staff, other City employees, state and regional library systems and networks, City and state officials, and representative of a wide-variety of organizations with which the library maintains partnerships.

 

The employee has access to personnel records and confidential patron records.

 

Errors could result in delay or loss of service and financial loss.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The work is carried out in conditions which can be affected by factors such as temperature and noise.

The position requires standing for two to three hours at a given time, moderate to continuous viewing of a computer screen, and using hands and fingers in activities requiring fine coordination or dexterity.

The position requires significant physical exertion characterized by activities such as repeated bending, reaching, climbing or walking and moderate lifting (up to 35 lbs.)

For more information, contact Wendy Hurley at whurley@leominster-MA.gov. 

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Access Services Librarian, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL

Job Function:

  • The Carl S. Swisher Library seeks applications from innovative, enthusiastic, service-oriented candidates with strong communication and collaboration skills for the position of Access Services Librarian. This position works directly with the Circulation Services Manager in the planning and evaluation of the Swisher Library collections. This position will also serve as the STEM librarian liaison role supporting the growing undergraduate and graduate programs. 


Description of Essential Job Functions:

  • Administrates OCLC WorldShare Platform system and other related WMS applications in order to provide maximum quality service to library users. Contributes to the maintenance (selection, weeding, and assessment) of collections in physical and online formats reviewing and maintaining WorldCat Local settings. Records statistics as necessary.
  • Works closely with the Circulation Services Manager in planning larger collection projects from planning to completion. Assumes responsibility of library operations in the absence of the Circulation Services Manager position. Takes part in the recruitment, training, and supervision of library assistants and Circulation Manager; becomes familiar with the circulation functions and overall workflow in: serials, ILL, and special collections.
  • Establishes the dissertation and thesis workflow of graduate programs repository, developing policy, and improving access for this collection.
  • Works with other librarians to promote end-user self-sufficiency. Participates with other librarians in Library Liaison Program and active library instruction program; helps develop appropriate teaching materials to meet faculty-teaching objectives
  • Actively participates as a library liaison for STEM-related programs for acquisition of materials and provides specialized information services. Attends campus committee meetings, submit reports, and special projects. Communicates and solicits input from faculty.
  • Maintains library LibGuides and links to online journal and database subscription and Internet resources. Works with other librarians to develop intuitive, user-friendly library web pages and social media content.
  • Provides traditional and online reference services to students, faculty, and staff to help meet information and research needs in all available formats. Shares in providing reference services on scheduled nights and weekends with other librarians.
  • Participate in the development of library-wide policies, collection development, special projects, procedures, and goals.
  • Maintains appropriate statistics; prepares regular and ad hoc reports as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of the Library.

Special Skills:

  • Working knowledge of academic library services, practices, and techniques.
  • Ability to use a computer and Microsoft applications and learn new technologies; customer service oriented; thoroughness and skilled with the attention to details; good writing skills; demonstrable ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical users.
  • Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude towards co-workers, JU community, and job duties.

Work Conditions:

  • Primarily indoor office environment.
  • Standard Library coverage hours.
  • Some night or weekend hours.
  • Ability to travel as required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift and carry equipment and materials weighing up to 40 lbs.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, and reach.
  • Must be able to use a computer keyboard and other office machines.
  • Must have vision to read in print and on screen.
  • Must have hearing to communicate in person and on the phone.

Prerequisites Required for Position:

  1. Minimum Education Requirement: Broad undergraduate education; master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association; advanced knowledge of computers and software.
  2. Minimum Work Experience: This is an entry-level academic library position. Applicants must have experience working with computer applications and operating systems, including installation and troubleshooting in a networked environment.
  3. Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of teaching experience.

Submit cover letter, resume, JU faculty application to libraryjob@ju.edu .

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Call for Papers: MTSR'18

 

http://www.mtsr-conf.org/ 

The 12th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR'18) will be held at Cyprus University of Technology in Limassol, Cyprus

between October 23rd - 26th,  2018

 

Motivation

MTSR is an annual international inter-disciplinary conference, which brings together academics, researchers and practitioners in the specialized fields of metadata, ontologies and semantics research. The conference provides an opportunity for participants to share knowledge and novel approaches in the implementation of semantic technologies across diverse types of information environments and applications. These include Open Access Repositories and Digital Libraries, Cultural Informatics, Digital Humanities, E-learning applications, Search Engine Optimization and Information Retrieval, Research Information Systems and Infrastructures, e-Science and e-Social Science applications, Agriculture, Food and Environment, Bio-Health & Medical Information Systems.

 

Important Dates

  • 15th June 2018: Submission deadline (Full and Short papers)
  • 15th June 2018: Submission deadline (Posters, Workshops, Tutorials, Demos and Panels)
  • 27th July 2018: Notification of decision
  • 24th August 2018: Camera-ready papers due

 

23rd - 26th October 2018, Conference at Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus

 

 

Topics

Contributions are welcome on Metadata in general, Ontologies, Semantic Web, Linked Data, Automatic Metadata Generation, Open-Access Repositories, Digital Libraries, Knowledge Management, Software Engineering, Cultural Informatics, Digital Humanities, E-learning applications, Information Retrieval, e-Science and e-Social Science applications, Agriculture, Food and Environment, Bio-Health and Medical Information Systems, including but not limited to:

 

I. Foundations

  • Typology of metadata and metadata implementations
  • The value and cost of metadata
  • Quality evaluation in the use of metadata
  • Metadata reusability
  • New or revised metadata schemas or application profiles
  • Metadata standardization
  • Empirical studies on metadata and/or ontologies usage

II. Languages and Frameworks for Metadata Management

  • SGML, XML, UML in theory and practice
  • Languages and Frameworks for Ontology Management
  • Metadata and the Semantic Web
  • Metadata and Knowledge Management
  • Metadata and Software Engineering
  • Metadata application of Semantic Web technologies
  • Ontologies and Ontology-based Knowledge Management Systems

III. Case Studies

  • Metadata and ontologies for librarianship, management of historical archives and archaeological research
  • Metadata and ontologies for the design of innovative products and processes
  • Metadata and ontologies for health, biological and clinical information management
  • Metadata and ontologies in finance, tourism and public administrations
  • Metadata and ontologies in industry
  • Metadata and ontologies in education
  • Metadata and ontologies in agriculture, food and environment

IV. Technological Issues

Technologies for:

  • Metadata and ontology storage, Metadata and ontology integration, Metadata extraction and navigation, querying and editing of ontologies
  • Learning Objects management
  • Search engines, Localization & Visualization
  • Mobile challenges
  • Automatic metadata generation

V. Digital Libraries, Information Retrieval, Big, Linked, Social & Open Data

  • Ontologies and SKOS
  • Linked Data and its applications
  • Information visualization
  • Metadata quality
  • Digital curation
  • Impact and evaluation of digital libraries
  • Use and re-use of digital data
  • Data mining
  • Open and Social Data
  • Social Networking & Collaboration platforms
  • Multilingual IR
  • User behavior and modeling
  • Big Data semantics, search and mining
  • Big Data best practices
  • Reasoning on Big Data

VI. Tutorials, Workshops, Demos and Panels

You can bring in your ideas for tutorials, workshops, demos and panels. If you are interested in a particular topic, please let us know by sending an email to mtsr.conference@gmail.com

Submit your proposal to EasyChair https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mtsr2018

 

Special Tracks

The conference welcomes the organization of special tracks focusing on particular domains or topics. Proposals for special tracks are welcome. Papers submitted to tracks undergo the same review procedures and are published in the same proceedings as those accepted for the main track. Tracks currently being organized:

●   Agriculture, Food & Environment

●   Cultural Collections & Applications

●   Digital Libraries, Information Retrieval, Big, Linked, Social & Open Data

●   European and National Projects

●   Open Repositories, Research Information Systems and Data Infrastructures

●   Digital Humanities and Digital Curation

●   Knowledge IT Artifacts (KITA) in professional communities and aggregations

 

Submission procedure

The following types of submissions are invited:

●    Full papers (12 pages, CCIS format) reporting completed research

●    Short papers (6 pages, CCIS format) presenting ongoing or preliminary research

●    Posters (4 pages)

●    Proposals for Tutorials, Workshops, Demos and Panels (1-3 pages providing a description)

 

Submissions should be original and not previously submitted, published and under review to other Conferences or Journals. All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, importance and clarity following a double-blind peer review process. Submitted papers have to follow the LNCS proceedings formatting style and guidelines. Authors of accepted submissions will be asked to register to the Conference and present their work in the form of either oral presentation or poster presentation.

Interested authors can submit to EasyChair https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mtsr2018

Conference Proceedings

Proceedings will be published by Springer in CCIS Vol. 846 (Communications in Computer and Information Science) book series (http://www.springer.com/series/7899). CCIS is abstracted/indexed in Scopus, SCImago, EI-Compendex, Mathematical Reviews, DBLP, Google Scholar. CCIS volumes are also submitted for the inclusion in ISI Proceedings.

Other Publication Opportunities

Selected papers might be considered for a revised and extended version to be published in a range of international journals, including the International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies (Inderscience) (http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/ind/ijmso) and Program (Emerald) (http://www.emeraldinsight.com/loi/prog), currently published as Data Technologies and Applications.

 

Awards

There are two types of awards: the Best paper award and the Best student paper award, both sponsored by euroCRIS (http://www.eurocris.org/).

●   Best paper award: This award will be presented to the authors of the best full research paper submitted and presented to the conference.

●   Best student paper award: MTSR sponsors a paper competition to recognize excellence in a conference paper contribution whose primary author is a student (normally at a PhD or MRes level). The student is required to present the paper at the MTSR 2018 conference. Submissions are evaluated on their originality, scientific merits, structure, and clarity of composition.

The author of an awarded paper, and co-authors if any, will be entitled to:

●   Receive a signed and stamped official award certificate by the conference organizers

●   Promote their achievement on MTSR conference webpage, and MTSR Social Media

●   Get invited to submit an extended and revised version of the awarded paper for publication in the International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies (Inderscience) (http://www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=ijmso);

○   Each award comes with the price of a free access/registration to next year's MTSR. including all conference materials, together with the printed/digital conference proceedings

○   This voucher, in case of many co-authors, is valid only for one author of the awarded paper, and only for the MTSR conference that follows the year after receiving the award.

 

General Chairs

Emmanouel Garoufallou, Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece

Fabio Sartori, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

 

Program Chair

Ernesto William De Luca, Georg Eckert-Institute - Leibniz-Institute for International Textbook Research, Germany

Athena Salaba, Kent State University, USA

 

Local Organization Chair

Marios Zervas, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

 

Contact:  mtsr.conference@gmail.com

 

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Head, Archives & Special Collections, UConn Library, Storrs, CT

Head of Archives & Special Collections, UConn, Storrs, CT - Repost

 

The University of Connecticut Library seeks an innovative, motivated, and knowledgeable individual to lead its University Archives & Special Collections. Under the general direction of the Assistant University Librarian for University Archives, Special Collections & Digital Curation, the Head of Archives & Special Collections provides direction and leadership to six professional staff and works to develop collaborative partnerships across the Library, University, and external organizations to extend the reach of our collections and address the major issues facing archives & special collections in the current era.   

 

The Head of Archives & Special Collections creates innovation and change while respecting the principles and traditions of the profession, and articulates this vision to internal and external stakeholders.  In particular, there will be a focus on the statewide digital preservation repository program (CTDA), the Library's scholarly communications programs, including the Greenhouse Studios | Scholarly Design at UConn, and the Library's conservation and digital capture labs. This position serves a critical role in the research and teaching mission of the University, ensuring development of, and ongoing access to, many of the Library's unique and distinct collections for use by students and researchers.

 

Application period closes May 6, 2018. More Information

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Head, Youth Services, Tracy Memorial Library, New London, NH

Head of Youth Services, Tracy Memorial Library, New London, NH

 

Summary


Tracy Memorial Library in New London, NH seeks a creative, energetic professional with a passion for providing excellent library service to children and teens. The Head of Youth Services instills a love of reading, libraries, and learning by providing a welcoming atmosphere, delivering quality programming, and maintaining an outstanding collection through traditional and innovative methods. 


Qualities and Skills

 

  • The ability to communicate well with children and teens
  • A positive attitude and the ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • A high degree of comfort with technology and the desire to learn and apply new technology to the library setting
  • A broad knowledge of children's literature
  • Event coordination, planning and organization skills
  • Excellent customer service orientation and sense of humor

Education and Experience

  • Considerable professional experience serving children, teens and families, including collection development, reference and reader's advisory, program implementation, and marketing
  • Master's degree in library science (or equivalent graduate degree) and three years of professional library experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Particulars

Visit the Library's website (www.tracylibrary.org) for full job description.

Salary range: $19.91 - $29.87 per hour ($37,300 - $55,900 per year); 36 hours per week; excellent benefits package. EOE

Applications submitted by April 18 will receive priority consideration. Start date is as soon as possible. Hiring is subject to criminal records check. Send résumé and thoughtful letter of interest, including what attracts you to this position, to:

 

Sandra Licks, Director
Tracy Memorial Library

304 Main Street
New London, NH 03257

email: slicks@tracylibrary.org

 

 

About New London, NH

Located midway between Concord and Hanover and bordered by three lakes, New London is a picturesque community with a year-round population of approximately 4,500, which doubles in the summer. Town amenities include Colby-Sawyer College, New London Hospital, the Barn Playhouse summer theater, Town beaches, and easy access to Mt. Sunapee and Ragged Mt. ski resorts. Tracy Memorial Library is a 14,000 square foot facility consisting of an historical building which was expanded in 1990 and remodeled recently.

 

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Librarian, Research & Instruction, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

RESEARCH AND INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN

(BUSINESS/SPEA INFORMATION COMMONS)

ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN OR ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

 

Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington has grown from a small state seminary into the flagship campus of a great public university with over 49,000 students and almost 3,100 faculty. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of IU Bloomington and its excellent contributions in research and the arts. The campus covers over 1,800 wooded acres and is distinctive for both its park-like beauty and an architectural heritage inspired by local artisanship in limestone.

 

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries (https://libraries.indiana.edu/) is among the leading academic research library systems in North America. The IUB Libraries provide strong collections, innovative service and instructional programs, and leadership in the application of information technologies. The collections support every academic discipline on campus and include more than 9 million books, journals, maps, films, and audio/visual materials in over 900 languages. Of particular note are the 6.4-million volume high-density Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF) for preservation and access to the libraries' collections and archives, the Lilly Library of rare books and manuscripts, and the IU Libraries Moving Image Archive. The Libraries have renowned area studies collections and librarians who are leaders in the national conversation about the changing role of area studies librarianship. The Libraries are recognized leaders in integrating information literacy into the teaching and learning fabric of the university, and recently opened IU Scholars' Commons and IU Learning Commons, two extensive renovations that have redefined the role of the Libraries in the academic missions of the university.

 

The IU Libraries actively participate in local, national, and international initiatives that will define collections and services of the future.  Memberships include regional and national associations and consortia including the Big Ten Academic Alliance Center for Library Initiatives, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Digital Library Federation (DLF), the Unizin Consortium and the Samvera community. The IU Libraries are a founding member of HathiTrust, a shared digital repository and a managing partner of the HathiTrust Research Center, and a member of preservation initiatives such as the Digital Preservation Network (DPN,) and the Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust). The IU Libraries have developed wide-ranging and active digital library projects and initiatives that date back to the early 1990's, including Variations Digital Music Library, Image Collections Online, significant text collections, and most recently, the university-wide Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative and the Avalon Media System. The Libraries are the organizational home of the Office of Scholarly Publishing that brings together the work of the Indiana University Press with the Libraries' open-access publishing initiatives.

 

The Indiana University Libraries seek an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented individual for the position of Research and Instruction Librarian. Reporting to the Head of the Business and School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) Information Commons, the Research and Instruction Librarian will provide wide-ranging research, teaching, and learning support.  This will include collection development, information literacy instruction, outreach, reference assistance, and scholarly communication activities for the Kelley School of Business and SPEA, as well as related units, centers, and institutes across campus.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaboratively work with faculty to create curriculum-integrated and/or course-specific instructional programs and services
  • Develop, deliver, and assess online and face-to-face subject-based and information literacy instruction
  • Actively seek partnerships with faculty, staff, and students of the Kelley School of Business and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs in order to connect these stakeholders to the Libraries
  • Acquire, manage, and assess print and electronic business resources in accordance with library policies and user needs
  • Hire, train, and supervise graduate student employees that provide business reference service
  • Actively contribute to team building, goal setting, and long term planning
  • Provide timely, attentive, and personalized reference and research support in-person and virtually
  • Contribute to the ongoing and long-term assessment of the Business/SPEA Information Commons' space and services in order to make informed decisions for sustained success and future innovations

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required

  • ALA accredited master's degree in library or information science; candidates with an advanced degree in a relevant subject area and appropriate experience in an academic setting will also be considered
  • Strong public service orientation
  • Minimum one year of experience with reference and/or instruction in an academic library or higher education
  • Demonstrated knowledge of instructional design, pedagogy, and assessment principles for effective user-centered information literacy instruction
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver in-person and online reference services
  • Ability to work proactively and independently as well as collegially in a complex, rapidly changing and professionally diverse environment
  • Creative, engaging, and collaborative work style
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse populations
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/promotion-and-tenure-criteria-iub-librarians-pdf)
  • Understanding and valuing of diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization

Preferred

  • Familiarity with business and/or finance databases and other print and electronic business resources
  • Collection development experience
  • Supervisory experience

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education; benefits include a university healthcare plan, university-funded base retirement plan, a 100% university paid group life insurance plan, and a generous paid time off plan. This tenure-track academic appointment includes eligibility for sabbatical leaves. For a full list of benefit programs, please refer to the following resources:

 

TO APPLY

Applications received by Friday, April 20, 2018 will be given full consideration.   The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 205, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 - Phone: 812-855-8196 - Fax: 812-855-2576. Email:  libpers@indiana.edu.

 

For more information about Indiana University Bloomington go to https://www.indiana.edu/

 

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Law Librarian, Accufile, Andover, MA

PT - Law Librarian - Andover /Greater Boston area

AccuFile, Inc., a professional Library services firm, is seeking a forward thinking, flexible and experienced, part-time Law Librarian. This is a great opportunity for someone seeking ongoing library work on a part-time basis!!!

The ideal candidate will have the ability to work both onsite in the Andover area (3-5 hours every other week), and if interested can pick up hours as vacation, on-call librarian coverage within the Greater Boston Area.

Responsibilities include: all aspects of managing the law library including legal research and reference assistance.

  • Working knowledge of principles and procedures of professional library work.
  • Library operational functions to include reconciling and processing vendor invoices, inter-library loan duties, checking in library material in firm's ILS.
  • Ability to deliver superior service to all internal and external customers and communicate effectively.
  • MLS required.
  • Law library experience preferred.
  • Will consider an MLS student with a strong interest in law librarianship and/or other degrees in the legal field (JD or paralegal certificate) in lieu of law librarian experience.

Salary: TBD - based upon education and related experience.

To be considered for this position, please send cover letter and resume to Karen Gatteny at jobs@accufile.com

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Administrator, Museum Textile Services, Andover, MA

Museum Textile Services, an independent art conservation studio in Andover, Massachusetts, is seeking a full-time administrator to ensure the efficient operation of our textile conservation studio and its personnel.

The administrator provides our customers with necessary information throughout the course of their project.

The successful candidate also serves as the personnel coordinator within the company, ensuring smooth operations both behind the scenes and in the front office.

Ability to manage sensitive information and grasp art conservation ethics and standards is essential. At least five years of administrative experience, small business experience is preferred. Proficiency needed in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Drive plus previous experience with accounting principles and accounting systems (e.g. Quickbooks). Knowledge of InDesign and Photoshop are a plus.

The administrator is expected to work a set weekday schedule of 30-35 hours with some flexibility.

Applicant must be able to lift ten pounds.

If you are interested in working in a vibrant and stimulating work environment and meet our requirements please send a letter of introduction and resume as attachments to Camille Myers Breeze at info@museumtextiles.com by April 13, 2018.

The studio is not handicap accessible.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $16 to $18 per hour plus competitive benefits package.

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Associate Director of Marketing, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

Harvard University 05-Mar-2018 Associate Director of Marketing Harvard Art Museums 45078BR

Job Summary: Reporting to and working closely with the Director of Communications, this position will develop the strategy and supervise the daily operations of all Marketing and Social Media functions and its associated staff, as well as the Public Relations function. Responsible for imaginatively articulating the mission and values of the Harvard Art Museums to its various audiences, both those who are loyal and those we seek to engage.

Basic Qualifications: Candidates must meet the following basic qualifications to be considered for this position: Bachelor's degree required. Minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible experience in marketing, including managing marketing functions.

EEO Statement

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

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Graduate Fellow, Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT

Shelburne Museum is offering a 1-year post-graduate fellowship in objects conservation focused on two areas: conservation treatment of American folk art made of painted wood and a condition survey of a small collection of music boxes. The condition survey will include developing a workflow for recording the music boxes in operation using a format that is compatible with the museum's collections management software.

Treatment projects have been chosen to help inform development of a treatment proposal for a painted wooden weathervane by noted wildfowl decoy carver Elmer Crowell (East Harwich, MA, 1862-1952).

The weathervane is presently in poor condition with a severely darkened surface coating that obscures details of the underlying painted surface and structural losses. In addition to developing the proposal for treating the weathervane and undertaking the treatment, the fellow will work with the museum's curators and conservator to develop didactic material that explores conservation decision-making as it relates to the folk art collections at Shelburne Museum.

Visit our website https://shelburnemuseum.org/employment/, and download an application.

Forward completed application along with cover letter, resume and three letters of recommendation to Human_Resources@shelburnemuseum.org or Human Resources, Shelburne Museum, P.O. Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary

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Floater/Monitor, Eastham Public Library, Eastham, MA

EASTHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY

PART-TIME TEMPORARY POSITION LIBRARY FLOATER/MONITOR

The Town of Eastham seeks qualified individuals for the part-time temporary position of LIBRARY FLOATER/MONITOR (5 hours/week each Sunday). This position performs customer service and reference duties relating to circulation, helping patrons use the library, shelving and other related work, as required.

Bachelor's Degree preferred, one year of library experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of library policies and procedures, including automated circulation systems and information technology is preferred.
This position has an hourly rate of $15.00 per hour.

Town employment application and job description are available at www.eastham-ma.gov.
Send cover letter, application and resume by Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Vicki Reis, Town of Eastham, 2500 State Highway, Eastham, MA 02642.

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ACRL-NEC Conference, Hotel 1620, Plymouth, MA

The Association of College and Research Libraries New England Chapter invites you to attend its 2018 Annual Conference

Failing Forward: Experimentation and Creativity in Libraries

Friday, May 4, 2018 at the Hotel 1620, in Plymouth, MA 

Registration now open! Register now through April 18.

We often talk at conferences about projects that went well. In contrast, we rarely discuss initiatives that failed, or unexpected obstacles that forced us to find another route to success. In our 2018 Annual Conference, the ACRL New England chapter is highlighting experimentation and creativity in college and research libraries by acknowledging that missteps and roadblocks are all part of the process.

Join us in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in May 2018 to talk about 'failing forward.'

Join us for a day full of professional enrichment, loaded with fantastic programming, networking opportunities, and ideas that will pique your curiosity and challenge your intellect. Since we'll be situated in beautiful Plymouth, we encourage you to come for the conference, stay for the weekend!

Not already a member of ACRL New England? Join our organization today and get a discounted conference registration rate!

DON'T MISS OUT:
Want to save money on travel to the conference? 

Try using Rideshare this year!

Questions? Email the 2018 Conference Planning Committee at acrlnec2018@gmail.com .

Official conference hashtag #acrlnec18"

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Summer Counselors, West Hartford Public Library, West Hartford, CT

West Hartford Library - Faxon Branch 

Summer Head Counselor for Grant Funded Library Camp

The Faxon Branch Library in West Hartford, Connecticut is seeking a talented, high energy, innovative Head Counselor to plan and direct a library camp for children ages 6-10 and teens at the Faxon Library. This is a five week program, June 25 - July 28, Mondays - Thursdays 11-3 and Saturdays 10-1. Candidate must enjoy interacting with children and teens and have a working knowledge of current age-appropriate literature. Candidates must also have experience working in a multicultural community and possess planning and organizational skills as well as the ability to supervise the work of an Assistant Counselor and teen volunteers. Candidate will collaborate and coordinate with the Children's Specialist. Experience as a librarian, teacher, children's educational and/or recreational program provider is essential. This summer experience is grant funded. Ability to speak Spanish is preferred.

This is a grant funded position and the successful candidate will be paid of stipend of $2500 and must be available for the entire time of the camp session.

 

Please contact cwaxman@westhartfordct.gov  by Mon April 16th to apply for the position

West Hartford Library - Faxon Branch 

Summer Assistant Counselor for Grant Funded Summer Camp

The Faxon Branch Library in West Hartford, Connecticut is seeking a talented, high energy, innovative Assistant Counselor to collaborate with the Head Counselor of a library camp for children ages 6-10 and teens at the Faxon Library.  This is a five week program, June 25 - July 28, Mondays - Thursdays 11-3 and Saturdays 10-1. 

The candidate must enjoy interacting with children and teens and have experience working in a diverse community. Experience working with children is essential. Ability to speak Spanish is preferred.

This is a grant funded position and the successful candidate will be paid a stipend of $1,125 and must be available for the entire time of the camp session.

 

Please contact cwaxman@westhartfordct.gov  by Mon April 16th to apply for the position

 

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Archivist, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

University Archivist

The University of Virginia library seeks an energetic and enthusiastic individual, who will have responsibility for building UVA's University Archives and who will articulate a vision for collecting opportunities beyond the official records of the institution. In order to achieve a more complete record of the University of Virginia and its myriad activities, one that focuses on diverse voices and experiences, the archivist will understand the need for and lead the effort to fill gaps in the institutional record by seeking material documenting student life, the university's place and role in the larger social and cultural context within Virginia and the United States, and most critically, seek and collect evidence of individuals and groups who are underrepresented in the archive. The University Archivist will understand that collection efforts will seek all formats of material, and will pay special attention to email, websites, and other types of digital records. The archivist may have opportunities to directly supervise student assistants and interns. 

Responsibilities:

Collection Development:

Reporting to the AUL for Archives and Special Collections and located within the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, the University Archivist will provide leadership for the selection, transfer, description, and preservation of official University Records of enduring value. In doing so, the University Archivist will collaborate with a number of individuals, including the University's Records Manager, University Administration, library colleagues, faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The University Archivist may work with a variety of individuals to acquire personal papers and organizational records that document the University of Virginia's history in a broad context. 

Access and Discovery:

The University Archivist will arrange and describe newly transferred records and papers, including digital material, using ArchiveSpace. In collaboration with colleagues, the archivist will establish priorities for processing as well as make determinations for the level of processing for both incoming transfers and donated material. While looking forward to building the collection, the archivist will work toward improving discoverability of material in a collection backlog. The archivist will maintain consistency and uniform application of processing policies and standards, and will keep an eye on emerging trends and best practices. 

Instruction:

The University Archivist will be an enthusiastic promoter of using primary source materials in the classroom, and will work with other Special Collections staff and with faculty on developing archival and primary source literacy among students. The archivist will develop resources to support the objectives of classes that focus on collections held in the University Archives, and will seek effective ways to evaluate and assess engagement and learning outcomes. 

Outreach:

The University Archivist will be the primary promoter and representative of the archives to the University community and to external organizations and individuals. The archivist will collaborate with other staff to curate University history-centered exhibitions, and prepare University-history focused content for a variety of outlets including social media and websites. 

Public Service:

The University Archivist will have regular hours at the reference desk and will work alongside colleagues in assisting students, faculty, fellows, and scholars with the discovery of appropriate resources for their research needs. The archivist will serve as the primary contact for research inquiries pertaining to University history.  

 

Qualifications, Required

  • ALA- accredited MLIS/MIS in library and information science or advanced degree in a relevant discipline with applicable experience 
  • Minimum of four years of experience in an archival or special collections environment working directly with collections
  • Experience in appraisal, processing, reference, and outreach activities
  • Ability to work with born digital material and to preserve digital formats
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Microsoft Office

Qualifications, Preferred

  • Experience working with University Archives, web archiving, and digital repositories
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience with instruction
  • Archival certification
  • Knowledge of Archivematica or similar digital archiving tool
  • Knowledge of ePADD
  • Knowledge of Avalon media system
  • Knowledge of basic records management best practices 
  • Experience with ArchivesSpace (or Archon, Archivists Toolkit) and Aeon
  • Experience with Archive-It or similar web archiving tool

Applicants must apply through the University of Virginia online employment website at https://jobs.virginia.edu/. Search by posting number 0622811, complete the application, and attach a cover letter and resume with contact information for three professional references. For assistance with this process contact Charlotte Albright, Human Resources Business Partner, at (434) 243-3509.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Semantic Enrichment Manager, Semantic Staffing, Boston area, MA

Our Client provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books, and research databases -- all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support the information needs and maximize the research experience of our end-users. Headquartered 40 miles north of Boston, MA, our client employs more than 3,300 people worldwide. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and top-notch workforce. Our client is ranked in the top 200 of the nation's largest, privately held corporations according to Forbes magazine. 

The Mission: The mission of the Semantic Enrichment Manager is to provide operational leadership for the Semantic Enrichment team--consisting of ontologists, taxonomists, and machine learning specialists--through improving workflows, reporting, and systems, fostering collaboration and career development, and leading strategically important projects.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Data and Semantic Enrichment Director on key initiatives and projects to keep in-line with the Features and Epics.
  • Lead the semantic enrichment team's machine learning, taxonomy, ontology, and knowledge organization initiatives by connecting efforts to priority features and epics.
  • Lead the team in SAFe practices and lean principles.
  • Work with Data and Semantic Enrichment Director to foster machine learning, taxonomy, and ontology education, workshops, and outreach as needed.
  • Collaborate with the Abstracting and Indexing and Quality Control teams to determine which taxonomy terms are appropriate candidates for machine learning classification, updating to a post-coordinated pragmatic indexing method, as well as identifying ontological relationships.
  • Lead the team in working with subject matter experts to identify candidate documents for machine learning training sets and term contextualization.
  • Insure processed content meets industry best practice, data governance, and standardization of indexing and term format and assignment to metadata.
  • Establish and configure workflows and models for content, value streams, and markets.
  • Manage reporting for machine learning output using industry standard metrics, including precision, recall, accuracy, and F-measure, as well as taxonomy, training set, and ontology mapping.
  • Adjust machine learning, taxonomy, and ontology processes as needed to increase performance.
  • Work with Cogito and other vendors and customer support to resolve issues.
  • Provide suggestions for taxonomy/ontology development or improvement.

Role-Based Competencies

  • Moves others to Action--Translates the vision into day-to-day activities and behaviors; guides and motivates others to take actions that support the vision.
  • Technical prowess: Able to quickly get to know our products, processes and business needs to a sufficient level to drive projects, improvements and product enhancements.
  • Delegation: Delegates assignments to the appropriate teams members based on their skills, roles and interest. Allocates decision-making authority and/or task responsibility to the appropriate teams and/or individuals.
  • Subject Knowledge: Familiarity with best practices in taxonomy development and management and/or Natural Language Processing.
  • Communication & Presentation: Communicates and presents ideas clearly and with confidence. Delivers presentations and status updates suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience.
  • Team Player: Fosters a team based culture within the Taxonomy team and across departments. Develops a supportive and helpful culture for assistance in projects and daily support interactions.
  • Continuous Improvement: Continually focused on improving the responsiveness and quality of the solutions delivered.
  • Enthusiasm: Exhibits high energy, passion and intensity in completing work objectives.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in computer science, information science, library science, or a related discipline.
  • 2+ years in Agile and/or technology or data project management
  • 2+ years' experience using machine learning for automated and semi-automated text classification and extraction.
  • 3+ years' experience managing a taxonomy, ontology, or controlled vocabulary team.
  • Understanding of machine learning principles, metrics, and best practices such as f-measure.
  • Knowledge of taxonomy/ontology principles, formats, and best practices such as SKOS, W3C, ISO 25964, ANSI Z39.19, JATS.
  • Familiarity working with multiple standard document formats, including XML, HTML, and PDF.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Attended an iSchool
  • Experience in computational linguistics, NLP, or linguistics
  • Knowledge of publishing world and processes
  • Knowledge of library and metadata world and processes

Education

  • Graduate Degree
  • Information science, library science, computer science, or a related discipline

Cultural Competencies

  • Drive • Positive Attitude
  • Good Judgement
  • Open Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Desire to Make an Impact
  • Eager to Understand
  • Accountable
  • Decisive
  • Team Player

Please contact Beth Maser, Beth@SemanticStaffing.com if you are interested in this position, or if you know of someone that would be a good fit. Referrals are always welcomed.

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Assistant Supervisor, Youth Services, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Assistant Supervisor of Youth Services for Teens
Department:               Newton Free Library                                                
Location:                    330 Homer Street, Newton, MA
Salary Range:            $56,801 - 76,336 in 11 steps             
Grade:                         S09, AFSCME, Local 3092
Department Head:     Philip E. McNulty, Director    
                                     
Do you know your teen lit authors, from Albertalli to Zentner? Can you engage teens and tweens in everything from Minecraft to handicrafts? Can you put the "team" in STEAM? Are you ready to get the community excited about supporting teens and to advocate for their needs? Can you take Newton's innovative teen services to the next level? If so, the Newton Free Library encourages you to apply to join our active Youth Services Department, and help us build on our successes and continue to transform services to teens and tweens, grades 5-12.
Exciting things are happening at the Newton Free Library. This spring we will open a brand new teen room complete with a ground-breaking tween area and tween collection, one of only a couple in Greater Boston. We recently received a staff development grant, a portion of which is going toward training a cross-departmental team to better serve teens and tweens. In 2017, we started a teen study nights program during school finals that brought in and engaged a large number of students.
The successful candidate will have the vision, drive, experience and energy to lead a team of cross-departmental staff in programming, outreach, and reference in a large, diverse, library environment. He or She will show an ability and passion for relating to teens and engaging them in the library, and will evince a knowledge of teen development trends and issues as they relate to public library service. Responsibilities include assisting in the leadership of a large, talented staff of 17 Youth Services people, leading a cross-departmental "teenteam," developing an extensive youth collection and managing Teen and Tween collection and programming budgets. The Assistant Supervisor of Youth Services represents the library throughout the community and to agencies and organizations serving teens and youth, as well as being part of the library's collaborative leadership and planning team.

 

Qualifications: Master of Science in Library Science (MLS) and three to five years of related experience including supervisory experience. The successful candidate will demonstrate significant experience serving teens and tweens, and an understanding of library processes and technology.

Individuals interested in the above position should submit a completed application, resume and cover letter addressed to Philip McNulty, Library Director, using the City of Newton's online application process at https://cityofnewton.hyrell.com by Friday, April 7, 2018.

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Executive Director, Massachusetts Library System, Marlborough, MA

Position Overview

This position is a professional position with a supervisory role reporting to the MLS Executive Board.

The incumbent will:

  • Provide organizational leadership, management, planning, program evaluation, and strategic direction to fulfill the MLS Mission and provide high-quality services to member libraries.
  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong MLS Executive Board. Serve as an ex officio member of the MLS Executive Board and all committees.
  • Lead, coach, and develop a leadership team to strive for organizational excellence.
  • Employ partnerships, efficiency solutions, and other opportunities, e.g., grant funding and revenue generation, to enhance capacity.
  • Ensure compliance with all requirements as a recipient of state funding as well as all local, state, and federal legal requirements.
  • Work with the MLS Executive Board, MLS leadership team and staff, committees, members, auditor, legal counsel, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, automated networks, vendors/contractors, professional associations, elected officials, and others.
  • Collaborate with MLS members to develop and strengthen relationships within the MLS community. Engage in strategic advocacy for libraries.

Required Qualifications

  • Education: Master's degree in library and/or information science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Experience: Five to eight years of relevant experience in libraries or library services, with four to five years of supervisory experience.
  • Essential attributes and skills include: demonstrated leadership skills; informed understanding of services and programming needs for all types of libraries, ability to respond to the needs of diverse library environments; excellent listening and communication skills; substantial fiscal and resource management experience; ability to lead teams/diverse workforce; demonstrated dedication to innovation; short and long range planning skills; thorough knowledge of current trends and best practices for library service.
  • High level of competence in current and emerging library technologies, communications, legislative processes, and consensus building.
  • The ability to develop and communicate a strategic vision for MLS, as well as the ability to design and implement solutions to day-to-day problems. A strong focus on members and their needs. 

Requirements:

The position requires light to moderate physical effort demanded when performing functions under typical office and computer use conditions. Light to moderate physical effort and stamina required for frequent travel and transport of work related materials and equipment to meeting and training sites. The successful candidate must be able to lift up to 50 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation.

Will work from either MLS office (Marlborough or Northampton) as well as commute throughout the state with the option of telecommuting from home when connectivity and equipment standards are met.

Must possess a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License valid for use in Massachusetts and provide the means of transportation to fulfill job duties throughout Massachusetts and attend relevant meetings. 

Candidates must be eligible for permanent employment in the United States, and appointments are subject to a criminal background check.

Compensation:

Salary Range: $118,500-$165,900.

This position is exempt from the wage and overtime provisions of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. 

MLS full-time staff members are eligible for a benefits package that includes generous vacation and sick leave accrual; health insurance; dental insurance; disability and life insurance; and employer contributions to a defined contribution plan and an optional voluntary contribution plan through TIAA. (MLS is a private, non-profit organization and does not participate in any public retirement plan.)

The Massachusetts Library System, Inc. is a state-funded not-for-profit corporation governed by its member libraries with offices in Marlborough and Northampton, Massachusetts.

To Apply

Send letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references. We will notify candidates prior to contacting references. Send applications to employment@masslibsystem.org. Please state "Executive Director Application" in your subject line. All applications will be acknowledged by return email.

MLS is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, age, marital status, sex, physical or mental challenge, creed, religion, political affiliation, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation. Members of underrepresented groups, and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment are encouraged to apply.

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Call for Nominations: Student Engagement Awards

ASIS&T SIG-DL Seeking Nominations for Student Engagement Awards

Deadline: July 15, 2018

Original Release date: March 21, 2018

The Student Engagement Award, offered by Special Interest Group-Digital Libraries (SIG-DL), have been established to assist promising students in becoming active contributors within the ASIS&T community through involvement in SIG-DL. The award will be granted through a single submission cycle.

The Award

The SIG-DL Student Engagement Award is intended to encourage professional activity in ASIS&T by students who are interested in digital libraries and related initiatives. The Award is a modest monetary sum to assist with deferring travel costs to the ASIS&T Annual Meeting. A single award value is up to $1200 to cover Annual Meeting registration and travel. The award will be issued to the winning student prior to the ASIS&T Annual Meeting. Award certificate will be presented in a ceremony during the SIG-DL Business Meeting at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting.

Eligibility & Selection

Only graduate students currently enrolled in information science or library and information science programs are eligible to be nominated. Current and former SIG-DL Executive Committee members are not eligible for the awards. Applicants will be evaluated based on demonstrated interest in actively contributing to the mission and goals of ASIS&T. Financial need will be considered as part of the applicant's eligibility for the awards.

Selection will be based on an evaluation of the applicant's essay, biography, and resume. The awards will be granted to the most relevant application. A panel of three SIG-DL Executive Committee members will select the award recipient. Depending on the quality and diversity of the nominations, the awards may not be granted every year. In that instance, the prize money shall be reserved until the following year.

Important Dates

Application due date: July 15, 2018

Awards notification date: August 15, 2018

Nomination Procedure

To submit a nomination, e-mail SIG-DL (asist.sigdl@gmail.com) with the nomination materials. Self-nominations are accepted. Nominations will not be considered until all materials have been received. Nominations will be comprised of the following elements:

  1. The nominee's name, title, institution, phone, and email address.
  2. An essay (250-500 words) outlining how attendance at the Annual Meeting will enable to nominee to increase contribution to ASIS&T in general and SIG-DL in particular.
  3. A brief biography of the nominee.
  4. A current resume of the nominee.
  5. Letters of support of the nominee are optional, but accepted.

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Children's Librarian, Vineyard Haven Public Library, Vineyard Haven, MA

VINEYARD HAVEN PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN

Energetic individual needed to provide outstanding customer service in a busy public library on Martha's Vineyard. The position performs professional work in planning, implementing and managing a comprehensive program of service to children and families, which includes but is not limited to collection development; planning and executing programs for children and caregivers; reader's advisory and reference service; and computer support and instruction.

Requires Bachelor's Degree with coursework or experience with children's literature, child development, and library services for children. Master's Degree in Library Science or equivalent preferred.

Full-time (40 hours/week) year-round schedule includes evenings and weekends.

Salary $47,460 -$63,015, with full benefits under union contract.
Application available on Town website or in Town Hall.

Qualified applicants should submit application, resume and cover letter to Human Resources, pbennett@tisburyma.gov, Tisbury Town Hall, 51 Spring Street, P.O. Box 1239 Vineyard Haven, MA 02568. EOE.

Online application form: https://towntisbury.seamlessdocs.com/f/Employment_Application

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Intern, Web Development, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums are partnering with the Studio Institute's ARTS Intern Boston Program to offer a full-time paid Web Development Internship. The Intern will participate in ongoing web development projects in the Museums.

Skills necessary: Demonstrated fluency in HTML and CSS; familiarity with Javascript; exposure to MySQL and a server side scripting language (PHP, Node, Ruby, etc); conceptual understanding of API's; enthusiasm for learning new technologies in a fast-paced environment.

The internship is open to qualified undergraduate students from the Boston metro-area who are able to work full-time between the Program Dates: June 7th - August 9th, 2018. The internship will last 9 weeks and the interns work 28 hours a week. Interns will be paid $12.00 per hour and will receive a $580 stipend.

The program seeks candidates with demonstrated financial need and encourages applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.artsintern.org/ham-web-design-intern.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $12/hour

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Fellowship, Nichols House Museum, Boston, MA

The Nichols House Museum is pleased to offer the Julie Linsdell and Georgia Linsdell Enders Research Fellowship for the summer of 2018. The Linsdell Fellow will complete a focused research paper of their choice related to the museum's educational mission.

Topics should be relevant to the history of the house and the Nichols family, and should be set in the broader context of artistic, social and political movements that took place between 1804 to 1960. The chosen candidate will work with the staff of the museum and at area archives to complete the research project in the time allotted.

The paper will exist as an interpretive resource for the museum's staff and should therefore be heavily supported by research from outside archives. At the conclusion of the fellowship, a final research paper must be submitted and a public presentation of research findings is required. This 175 hour, 6-8 week position comes with a stipend of $2,500, and will begin and end during the summer of 2018 at mutually agreed upon dates.

Completed applications are due by April 30, 2018, to info@nicholshousemuseum.org and must include a resume, contact information for two references, and a cover letter outlining your interest in the fellowship and detailing your proposed research topic.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: $2,500 stipend

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Intern, Horticulture, Canterbury Shaker Village, Canterbury, NH

Canterbury Shaker Village is hiring a horticulture intern, with $1000 stipend and onsite housing, for summer 2018 (flexible start and end dates). Under the jurisdiction of the Education Department, the intern will gain practical work experience in Canterbury Shaker Village's historic gardens.

Ideal for a self-motivated and independent student or recent graduate, the intern will work primarily with the Village's herb garden, with additional time spent with the small pocket gardens scattered throughout the site.

Interns will be expected to spend time maintaining the existing garden while assisting with the development of a long term garden plan and interpretive materials that will connect the gardens to Shaker narratives. Interns will also work with their supervisor to choose a specific project that they can complete during their summer.

To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, and 2 letters of recommendation to Becky Soules, Daily Visitor & Youth Programs Manager at rsoules@shakers.org.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received; preferred deadline of April 15, 2018.

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Intern, Mattatuck Museum, New Haven, CT

The Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, Connecticut is seeking a summer intern to work in the museum archives. The Mattatuck Museum is both an art and a local history museum with manuscript, printed and photographic archives dating from the late 17th century to the present.Please send resume and cover letter to: Michael C.Dooling, Archivist, Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702,

Email: michael@mattmuseum.org 

View full posting at: https://www.mattmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Benevento-Internship-Announcement-2018.pdf

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Fellowship, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

NANCY PROPHET FELLOWSHIP - 2 YEAR TERM APPOINTMENT

For more information and to apply on-line: http://careers.risd.edu/postings/1769

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: Compensation: the equivalent of approximately $17/hr (totaling $32,000 annually) with $2,000 allowance per year for professional development activities; in addition, excellent benefits are offered.

 

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Executive Director, Maritime Gloucester, Gloucester, MA

Maritime Gloucester is seeking an Executive Director responsible for administration, programs, and strategic direction of the organization. Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.

  • Actively engage and energize Maritime Gloucester volunteers, board members, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations, and funders.
  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong board of directors; serve ex‐officio on each standing committee, seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for ongoing operations.
  • Lead, coach, develop, and retain Maritime Gloucester's staff.
  • Ensure effective systems to track progress, and regularly evaluate program components, to measure successes.
  • Manage the fiscal affairs of the organization.
  • Maintain the fiscal integrity of the organization, including submission to the Board a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization. Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations.
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications - from web presence to external relations.
  • Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities.
  • Build partnerships and relationships with funders, community leaders and other organizations.

Send cover letter and resume to tbowen@maritimegloucester.org

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $65,000-$75000

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Intern, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums are partnering with the Studio Institute's ARTS Intern Boston Program to offer a full-time paid Director's Research Assistant internship. This position will see an Intern working directly with the Director and the Director's office at the Harvard Art Museum to research the role and effect of institutional storytelling, and how that affects visitors emotionally in a museum setting.

The internship is open to qualified undergraduate students from the Boston metro-area who are able to work full-time between the Program Dates: June 7th - August 9th, 2018. The internship will last 9 weeks and the interns work 28 hours a week. Interns will be paid $12.00 per hour and will receive a $580 stipend.

The program seeks candidates with demonstrated financial need and encourages applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.artsintern.org/ham-directors-assistant.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $12/hour

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Deputy Director & Chief Financial Officer, The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute seeks an accomplished, entrepreneurial, and collaborative individual to serve as its Deputy Director and Chief Financial Officer (Deputy Director). With a visionary Director and a strong and dedicated leadership team, the Deputy Director will build upon the Clark's historic strengths as a renowned art museum and distinguished center for research and higher education whose experiential education and community engagement advance a vision that celebrates the distinctiveness of its constituent parts.

Reporting directly to the Director, the Deputy Director will provide strategic leadership in the areas of Business and Operations, Finance, Information Technology and Digital Transformation, Human Resources, and Building and Grounds. The Deputy Director will serve as an integral member of the Director's leadership team, assisting the Director in setting strategic goals, determining policy, and resolving the range of significant issues that arise from daily management to long range financial concerns. The incoming Deputy Director will be an accomplished financial and operational leader who will supervise finance, facilities including campus security, information and media services, retail/ museum shop, risk management, outside catering and food service vendors, grounds, and human resources.

With the Director, the Deputy Director will serve as the staff liaison for the following Board committees: Executive, Budget and Finance, Audit, Buildings and Grounds, Investments, Nominating and Governance. Koya Leadership Partners has been retained for this search.

To express your interest, please submit your materials here: https://koya.refineapp.com/jobPosting/apply/1903.

All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential. The institute provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Student Worker, Simmons College, Boston, MA

We are currently looking for a student worker to start immediately for the spring 2018 semester with the possibility of extending to summer (start date negotiable). 

 

The job entails duties such as, but not limited to:

  • staffing the SSC desk
  • answering student/faculty questions in person or by telephone
  • filing and organizing paperwork
  • working on multiple projects simultaneously that include spreadsheets and our database
  • helping with event planning for student association activities throughout the year
  • organizing and helping with Welcome (orientation) Day
  • clerical/ administrative work with the Assistant Dean  

 

We are looking for a student with:

  • excellent oral and written communication skills
  • the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of individuals
  • highly developed organization skills and the ability to multitask
  • desire to assist your classmates navigate their academic careers and be part of a fun and active office!

 

One can work 15 - 20 hours per week. The job pays $13 per hour. If you are interested or have any questions, please inquire at SSCslis@simmons.edu or by telephone 617.521.2797.

 

How to Apply: Please email a copy of your resume and statement of interest to the Student Services Center at SSCslis@simmons.edu. Please put "Student Services Center Worker" in the subject line. 

The deadline to apply is Sunday, April 1, 2018. We look forward to your application! 

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Collection Interns, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Hollywood, CA

Click here and here for more information.

The Academy Oral History Projects Department invites current students of moving image archive studies or library science to apply for the Oral History Collections Summer Internship. We are seeking an organized and enthusiastic Intern to assist the Oral History Projects department in the development of a large preservation and access initiative specifically for oral histories with filmmakers. The focus will be in preparing audiovisual interviews that have been deposited at the Academy Film Archive for future access. For more information on these collections, please click here.

This internship is part of the Academy Gold Program, an 8-week internship enhancement program that incorporates learning opportunities including an intensive two-day orientation, weekly panels, exclusive networking events, workshops, screenings, and mentorship opportunities with Academy members.

To learn more, please visit the Academy Gold page: http://www.oscars.org/learn/academy-gold-program

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Metadata & Discovery Assistant, UConn Library, Storrs, CT

Metadata & Discovery Assistant
Temporary University Specialist
UConn Library, Storrs Campus

Under the direction of the Associate University Librarian for Collections & Discovery, this position provides cataloging support for UConn Library materials according to the MARC21 format in UConn Library's inventory management system Alma, and, inventory management tasks to support the accuracy and accessibility of items already existing in the collections.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Provides copy cataloging according to national standards and best practices for items in all formats.
  2. Performs metadata management tasks such as withdrawing items or enhancing records.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor's degree.
  2. Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  3. Working knowledge of cataloging/metadata standards with the ability to organize information and process details efficiently and accurately.
  4. Working knowledge of Integrated Library Systems.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Experience or coursework in informational organization, cataloging, and/or metadata.
  2. Experience with Ex Libris' Alma.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a six-month temporary position based in Storrs with a 35-hour Monday through Friday workweek.  Salary is negotiable depending on experience.

TO APPLY

For full consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume detailing your qualifications for this position to Khara Leon, Head of Administrative Services at khara.leon@uconn.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.

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Library Director, Canton Public Library, Canton, MA

Job Posting - Library Director

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

The Library Director is responsible for department level management of the Library Department within the scope of the policies established by the Board of Library Trustees; including planning, administration, supervision and staff development, collection development, policy management, services and programs, financial management, network management, buildings, grounds and equipment maintenance, and public relations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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

  • Identifies community needs for informational, cultural, educational, and recreational services; analyzes the particular needs of community segments and user types, determining appropriate service responses for each, prioritizing objectives within resource limitations; defines short and long term goals; develops surveys and other statistical tools for determining needs and measuring and evaluating the effectiveness of services; provides and coordinates overall direction of service programs and activities; and maintains a strategic plan of service.
  • Develops, administers and communicates written policies and procedures to ensure administrative and operational objectives are met; defines the rights and responsibilities of library users and regulates the use of services and facilities so as to provide broad and equitable service to all individuals and group users; develops and maintains procedural guidelines for staff to appropriately respond to typical and unusual circumstances or requests.
  • Maintains current awareness of issues and developments in the profession including the Internet, literacy, censorship, preservation, regional networking, and resource sharing; maintains current working knowledge of the library research methods and products, automated catalog and loan management systems, information and communication technology, internet and web developments, literary and reading trends, changes in musical and recreational tastes, print and electronic publishing, media and consumer electronics formats, desktop software, and networking systems; maintains awareness of social changes that may potentially impact the library, including trends in education, learning, and management theory; and maintains awareness of local, state, and federal laws affecting the library, including laws related to personnel administration, copyright, confidentiality, obscenity, public bidding and procurement, and non-profit corporations.
  • Prepares, justifies, and administers annual operating and capital improvement budgets; researches and selects products and services for quality and cost effectiveness; performs and authorizes procurement of goods and services in compliance with legal procedures, including books and periodicals, audio-visual and digital information products, office and library supplies, equipment, and services; communicates with vendors and service providers; prepares bid specifications requests for proposals, publishes legal bidding documents; may prepare and negotiate contracts for services; oversees the retention of financial and personnel records; and prepares grant applications to fund special projects.
  • Oversees and participates in collection development, performing selection and withdrawal of books and other materials to ensure a well-balanced, current and accurate collection that meets needs and tastes particular to the community.
  • Analyzes, organizes and manages human resources within the context of a public service agency and collective bargaining group; deploys staff according to service demands. Integrates and manages internal workflow; plans staff schedules, monitors and records staff absences and time accrual balances; recruits, hires, orients, supervises, evaluates, disciplines, and dismisses personnel; delegates and assigns non-routine work; provides instruction or advice in handling unusual circumstances; oversees that fair and proper supervision is provided within departmental divisions; promotes morale, and communication among staff and works to resolve staff issues; and provides for in-house training of new staff and encourages appropriate outside development opportunities. Oversees a program of library volunteers, and its appropriate integration with paid staff functions.
  • Oversees the maintenance or replacement of departmental facilities, systems, equipment, collections, and other assets; attends to the safety, security and well-being of staff and users; attends to the order, cleanliness and aesthetics of the building and grounds; responds to emergency situations involving weather, loss of power, accidents, injuries or sudden illness, threatening persons, or other threats to persons or facilities; and responds to inappropriate behavior that endangers or infringes the rights of other users.
  • Oversees the acquisition, management, and maintenance of computer equipment and network components; oversees and assists in installing, configuring, and troubleshooting software and hardware; and directs the customization of systems for specific uses, including the provision of security measures for public use of equipment.
  • Participates as a voting member of local, regional, and state library organizations, including the resource-sharing network and regional library system; attends meetings and participates in developing organizational programs of common benefit; may serve official roles in library organizations or professional associations; communicates regional policies and procedures to local staff; and submits financial and statistical reports to State Board of Library Commissioners.
  • Attends Town Meeting and all meetings of the Board of Library Trustees and Friends of the Library; orients new Board Members; prepares written agendas and reports; proposes and provides alternatives for new policies, service programs, expenditures, and projects for Board consideration; works with the Friends to develop programs, or assists in organizing activities to raise funds, and promote the library; and assists Friends' treasurer with book keeping and prepares State and Federal tax filings.
  • Works cooperatively with the school department, town government boards, and other service departments, particularly in areas of technology; maintains contacts with and serves the needs of town clubs and organizations; schedules the use of library meeting room and other facilities by clubs and organizations; and organizes cultural or educational workshops and seminars.
  • Performs community relations, and serves as spokesperson for the library, in oral or written presentations; publicizes and promotes programs and services through local media. Oversees and contributes to website publishing and social media.   Responds with assistance to special requests or complaints from the public; and accepts and acknowledges donations.  Works closely with the Friends of the Library and other groups to organize and conduct community events.
  • Strategic planning including assessing and prioritizing community needs, goals and objectives for providing services
  • Public relations, including working with the Board of Library Trustees and Friends of the library, local organizations and general public. 
  • Perform all other duties as required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Master's degree in Library Science from an accredited program and Massachusetts Library Board Certification and five years of professional experience in a library or in a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

TO APPLY:

Please send cover letter, resume and Town Application to: Meredith Hartling, HR Generalist, 801 Washington Street, 2nd Floor Canton, MA 02021;  

Email: hr@town.canton.ma.us;   

Fax: 781-575-6602

AA/EEO

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Scholarly Communication Librarian, University at Albany, Albany, NY

The University at Albany Libraries seek an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, creative librarian to serve as Scholarly Communication Librarian. This position reports to the Director of Scholarly Communication/Head, Dewey Graduate Library.

Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements a program and policies to provide data management plan consultation services and coordinate data curation
  • Provides outreach to faculty and departments in collaboration with liaison/subject librarians; develops informational and training tools that can be used by these librarians.
  • Builds and maintains informational websites/LibGuides
  • Develops and implements programs to increase awareness of scholarly communication topics and themes
  • Works in close collaboration and consultation with the Scholars Archive (institutional repository) administrator and the Copyright Librarian. Seeks to promote and expand holdings in the institutional repository
  • Manages and coordinates scholarly communication events and marketing activities
  • Participates as an active member of scholarly communication committees including the Digital Scholarship Team, and is an engaged participant in Dewey Graduate Library initiatives
  • Provides general reference services during assigned hours, including some evenings and weekends
  • Research, publication, and service to the Libraries, University, and profession are expected to satisfy criteria for continuing appointment (tenure) and promotion

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Librarianship from an ALA-accredited program or foreign equivalent, from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • One year of recent, full-time academic library experience in a role related to scholarly communication, demonstrating familiarity with scholarly communication issues such as open access, author rights, or institutional repositories
  • Experience providing reference services in person or virtually
  • Demonstrated ability to author and manage electronic research guides or other web content
  • Evidence of ability to work collaboratively with multiple constituencies
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse population

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project management experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency in reformatting, migrating, or transferring unstructured data
  • Experience leading and designing outreach activities


Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian; rank will be determined by the successful candidate's qualifications

Special Note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

For more information, click here.

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Access Services Resource Sharing Specialist, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Title:  Temporary Access Services Resource Sharing Specialist        

Schedule/Hours: Monday - Friday 1 pm to 5 pm (20 hrs/wk)                                               

Pay rate: $15/hr

  • Process resource sharing requests placed by Harvard patrons to be loaned or scanned from lending libraries.
  • Explains resource sharing policies to patrons.
  • Uses various electronic or manual methods to verify citations and locate difficult items.
  • Interprets resource sharing borrowing policies and procedures.
  • Backs-up lending workflows as needed.
  • Backs-up processing of materials for Harvard patrons as needed.
  • Serves as resource sharing borrowing customer service contact, including telephone communication and all other forms of correspondence.
  • Creates, updates, and maintains borrowing requests in resource sharing software (ILLiad).
  • Creates and updates library records in the circulation subsystem (currently Aleph). Charges and renews materials in Aleph.

Qualifications:

  • High School degree required.
  • Understanding of resource sharing practices and procedures.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents and bibliographic data.
  • Ability to write routine correspondence.
  • Computer literacy and keyboarding proficiency required.
  • Working knowledge of Windows environment required.
  • Working knowledge of HOLLIS, OCLC, online catalogs, bibliographic databases and resource sharing software and associated tools.

EEO Statement

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

 

Interested applicants, please send cover letter and resume to Jason Clarke, jclarke@fas.harvard.edu.

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Media Preservation Librarian, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

The MSU Libraries currently has a posting for a Media Preservation Librarian, Librarian I, posted on MSU's Career Page.

 

Posting 493910: Reporting to the Head of Conservation and Preservation and working with staff in the Digital and Multimedia Center, G. Robert Vincent Voice Library, Special Collections and the Wallace Conservation Laboratory, as well as other library units and partners at other institutions , the Media Preservation Librarian will:

  • Plan, develop and provide leadership for a media preservation program for Library digital and analog collections, including the Vincent Voice Library, Rovi Media Collection and other special collections, by reviewing existing library practices and analyzing needs and establishing policies and best practices that promote long-term stewardship and access to audio visual and moving image materials.
  • Identify and work with vendors and complete RFPs for media conversion services; manage the inventory, shipping and quality control process.
  • Review and advise on media acquisitions and collaborate on conservation and survey efforts.
  • Identify and collaborate with technical partners within the library, campus and consortial communities.
  • Provide support for the Libraries' overall preservation program by assisting with environmental monitoring, the integrated pest management program, and the Libraries' Disaster Response Committee and other preservation activities.

 

You may view the posting and the additional details at http://careers.msu.edu  posting number 493910.

Closes 5pm on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018. 

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Preservation Librarian, Texas A&M University Libraries, College Station, TX

Position Announcement

Preservation Librarian

 

Texas A&M University Libraries seeks a creative and dynamic professional to join the Texas A&M University Libraries as a Preservation Librarian. This is an academic professional track appointment at the rank of Clinical Assistant or Clinical Associate Professor and carries full faculty status with responsibilities including professional service and working toward the Libraries' and the University's requirements for promotion.   

 

Reporting to the Dean of Libraries through the Director of Preservation and Associate Dean for Information Services, the Preservation Librarian is responsible for overseeing key preservation activities for both general and special collections as well as working in a team with other faculty and staff in Preservation. 

 

Responsibilities include: Preserve items in general collections, special collections, and archives; manage environmental monitoring and integrated pest management programs; manage preservation workflows for general collections items going to storage; manage enclosures program which may include future supervision of student employees and create enclosures; aid in condition assessments of general and special collections/archives; prepare and organize workflow of items sent to outside vendors; aid in digitization workflows and project management; participate in disaster preparedness and emergency response; assist the Director of Preservation with disaster planning; develop procedures, guidelines, and best practices for preservation under the guidance of the Director of Preservation; educate library faculty and staff on preservation issues - work closely with other units in the libraries to understand preservation issues and develop workflows accordingly; participate in preservation outreach events; support and promote the Libraries and Texas A&M University shared vision and values; engage in professional Service activities at a level consistent with rank and progress toward promotion; other duties as assigned.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Master's degree (or international equivalent)
  • Coursework, training, or experience focusing on cultural heritage preservation
  • Demonstrated knowledge of library, special collections, and archives preservation and conservation issues, standards, trends, and best practices
  • Demonstrated knowledge of preservation reformatting
  • Coursework or general experience with care and handling of library, special collections, and/or archival materials
  • Demonstrated knowledge of condition assessments and storage needs of library, special collections, and/or archival materials
  • Demonstrated evidence of detail-oriented and organization skills
  • Experience managing projects or operational activities
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated evidence of initiative and innovation
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing customer service
  • Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and teamwork skills complemented by the ability to take initiative

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with audio/video/film preservation and reformatting
  • Knowledge of  disaster planning
  • Experience creating and implementing policies and procedures

 

ENVIRONMENT: 

The Preservation Unit:

Founded in 2013, the Preservation Unit is a strategic initiative for the University Libraries with significant funding and support through donors. The Preservation Unit provides centralized services to the Libraries' five libraries; these services include general preservation, conservation, book repair, commercial bindery preparation, digitization, digital preservation, environmental monitoring, and disaster response and planning. In 2017, the Libraries completed renovations which resulted in a new large preservation space, conservation lab, and digitization lab. Preservation also manages and maintains a separate quarantine room and walk-in freezer for special collections and archival materials.

 

The Libraries:

In an effort to provide relevant customer service in an ever-changing environment, the Texas A&M University Libraries is developing a core culture representing flexibility, innovation and risk-taking. In addition, the Libraries recognize the value in creating a culture that draws from the richness and strength reflected in the diversity of our state and our nation and has created an actionable Diversity Plan.

The Libraries currently rank 8th in materials expenditures ($23.6 million) and 4th in ongoing expenditures ($16.6 million) among all ARL libraries. Additionally, the Libraries typically rank near the top 10 for starting librarian salaries among ARL U.S. Public Academic Libraries. Currently the staffing includes 242 individuals which includes 75 librarians holding faculty status

 

The University:

Founded in 1876 as a land-grant institution, Texas A&M University is the sixth largest university in the nation. The signature Aggie Spirit captures and embodies the university's traditions and core values: Excellence, Integrity, Leadership, Loyalty, Respect, and Selfless Service. The university has an enrollment of more than 55,000 students and 2,800 instructional faculty. Based on Vision 2020, the institution's goal is to become a premier, tier-one research university and to be ranked among the top 10 public universities nationwide by 2020.

 

The Community:

Texas A&M is located in Bryan-College Station, a friendly community where the ubiquitous "howdy" greets friends and newcomers alike. The community boasts excellent medical facilities, live entertainment and the arts, fine-to-casual dining, outdoor recreation, a local airport, and a low cost of living, as well as easy proximity to Austin and Houston. Additionally, Texas residents enjoy the benefit of having no state or local income tax.

 

Salary/Benefits/Rank: Faculty rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience; minimum starting salary will be $50,500 Excellent benefits include health plan and paid life insurance; several retirement plans including TIAA-CREF; paid holidays and vacation; no state or local income tax. Funding is available for professional travel and development activities.

 

Applications: Applications received by April 20, 2018 will be given first consideration. The letter of application should address the responsibilities, qualifications, and experiences listed for the position. Use the following link to apply.

https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/TAMU_External/job/College-Station-TAMU/Preservation-Librarian_R-003146.  

Please attach cover letter and vita to the application.

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer, TAMU Libraries is committed to employing quality faculty who will enhance the rich diversity of our academic community. In that regard, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who are representative of the state's diversity.

 

For more information about the library, see http://library.tamu.edu, about the university, http://www.tamu.edu, and about the communities, http://www.visitaggieland.com.

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Head Cataloger, U.S. Naval War College Library, Newport, RI

The U.S. Naval War College Library at the U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, is recruiting for the position Head Cataloger. The announcement will be posted on 03/22/2018 on the USAJobs website and run until 03/30/2018. All interested applicants must process their applications through USAJobs. 

Applications will be made online at USAJobs. USAJobs postings are typically open for only five days.  To find job openings at the Naval War College search on the keywords Naval War College or Newport Rhode Island. Individuals interested in this position can learn more about the application process by visiting USAJobs and can begin by creating their account and uploading their resume. 

 

The Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

For additional information about the position please contact Dr. Allen Benson, Library Director at 401-841-2641 or email allen.benson@usnwc.edu.

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Intern, Children's Library, Boston Athenaeum, Boston, MA

Boston Athenaeum

Children's Library intern

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

The Boston Athenæum seeks a motivated intern for the Children's Library who will play an important role in providing and maintaining services offered to children and teens. The intern will have a part in helping with and preparing for monthly events, keeping the library organized, and interacting with library members and the public.    

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

Hours: Flexible schedule; 8-10 hours per week. Tuesday and Thursday (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and some Saturdays (12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.).

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

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Shelve and maintain order of books
  • Assist in planning and presenting story times and craft projects
  • Provide reference services
  • Create readers' advisory materials
  • Assist with monthly children's and teen events
  • Collaborate with all other departments when necessary
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

  • Submit to and pass background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment verifications and Department of Motor Vehicles (if applicable)
  • Must be currently enrolled in a library science graduate program
  • Must enjoy working with children and teens
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Completed Reference Course preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and customer-service skills
  • Excellent writing and communication skills preferred
  • Proven attention to detail and conscientiousness
  • Must be able to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Must be able to list and move 40 lbs.

 

TO APPLYPlease send a cover letter and resume to Dani Crickman, Children's and Young Adult Services Librarian, at crickman@bostonathenaeum.org.

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Real People Real Lupus Seminar, Simmons College, Boston, MA

SUNDAY, APRIL 8th

11:00am- 2:30pm

Join us for a free seminar about lupus, current medical treatments and new scientific research on the horizon. Real people tell their stories of lupus. 

Registration: 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Welcome Guests and Lunch Served: 11:30 am - 11:45 am

Prof. Charlotte Russell, Simmons College; Beverly Goodell, LFNE

Session I: 11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Basics of Lupus - Dr. Laura Tarter Educational session on what is lupus, the symptoms and triggers of the disease and the current therapies to treat lupus.

Session II: 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Research, Clinical Trials and New Treatments - Dr. Lloyd Klickstein Scientific session to discuss current research, novel technologies and how to identify an appropriate clinical trial.

Session III: 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Real People, Real Stories (Video Presentation) - Marissa Zeppiere-Caruana, Rita Wolfson, Kelly Cassier, Grace Gilarde, Trisha Santos. Patients and caregivers who have been touched by lupus share their real stories of what it is like to live with a chronic illness.

Q & A Panel: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

For information visit: www.lupusne.org or call 1-877-NO-LUPUS

To register, click HERE.

Simmons College

Linda K. Paresky Conference Center

300 The Fenway,

Boston, MA 02115

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PHT Student Travel Awards 2018

Would you like $1,500 to attend the SLA 2018 Pharmaceutical & Health Technologies Division Meeting or the SLA 2018 Annual Conference?

 

WHO: You! Any LIS graduate student is eligible to apply.
WHAT: Two opportunities for up to $1,500 to attend either the 2018 DPHT Meeting or the SLA 2018 Conference
WHERE: Baltimore, MD
WHEN: June 9-13, 2018
WHY: At either the meeting or conference, you will have the chance to network with potential employers, meet industry experts, expand your professional horizons, and discover new ideas and best practices.

 

If you're a graduate student, apply for the SLA Division of Pharmaceutical Health Technology's Student Travel Award. Selected student(s) will be awarded up to $1,500 to offset the registration fee as well as hotel- and travel-related costs. Submit your application by midnight (EST) on April 27, 2018 to Norman Laurin at norman_laurin@vrtx.com. Full eligibility and application requirements are available here.

 

Apply today! This is your opportunity to attend the industry's leading professional meeting and network with information professionals from around the globe.

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Call for Applications: LMD Career Advancement Award 2018

Are you early in your career and ready for mentoring and support?  We want to hear from you!

The LMD Awards Committee is seeking applications from LMD members for the 2018 Career Advancement Award. This award is for an individual in the first five years of his/her information career with a keen interest in leadership initiatives and development. Applications are due by March 30th.

An opportunity like can truly be a career-changing event. Our 2015 winner, Natasha Chowdory, said this about her experience: "In 2015 I won the Leadership and Management Division's Career Advancement Award. That sounds like such a simple thing to say but in retrospect, it's sparked off a whole new career tangent for me - one that I couldn't even have imagined. In a nutshell, I've gained a mentor, a new network of fellow information professionals and deeper understanding of what my role actually means, not just in my organization but within society as a whole."

The award sparked her pursuit of many new kinds of professional activities. Read the full story about Natasha's experience here

LMD is ready to help YOU. Check out the application information here and act now to further your career!

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Lecturer Positions, iSchool, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

The iSchool (School of Library, Archival and Information Studies) at the University of British Columbia invites applications for two full-time lecturer positions, beginning July 1, 2018.

Applicants should have knowledge to teach in one or more of the following areas: digital technologies, digital preservation, information systems, digital libraries, librarianship, management of information organizations, and/or library services.

Lecturer positions are non-tenure track appointments - one position is an initial three-year term, the second position can be filled for a term of up to three years. A full-time lecturer is responsible for the equivalent of 24 teaching credits (i.e. eight 3-credit courses).

The School offers a Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS), Master of Archival Studies (MAS), a joint MAS/MLIS, a multidisciplinary Master of Arts in Children's Literature (MACL), and a doctorate in library, archival and information studies leading to the awarding of a Ph.D. The School also offers courses at the undergraduate level in the Bachelor of Media Studies Program. The iSchool is an internationally recognized school, located at UBC, a premiere research institution in Canada.

Visit the UBC Faculty Careers website (Job ID 29084) to apply by March 28, 2018. Enquires may be addressed to Dr. Heather O'Brien.

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Head, Technical Services, Goodnow Library, Sudbury, MA

Head of Technical Services, Goodnow Library

The Goodnow Library, located in Sudbury, seeks an experienced and service-oriented Head of Technical Services to oversee the day-to-day operations of acquisitions and cataloging.

The Head of Technical Services supervises all departmental personnel and has supervisory responsibility for acquiring, processing, organizing, maintaining, and supporting the Goodnow Library's holdings of online, print, and non-print resources in the Minuteman Library Network (MLN) Catalog.

Within the Goodnow Library, the Technical Services Department supports the activities of all other library departments by directing acquisitions, processing, and coordinating access to all Goodnow Library resources and by maintaining the library's collection in good condition.

The Technical Services Department provides support and instruction to internal library customers, and evaluates usage, condition and materials expenditures in both print and non-print. The Technical Services Department provides opportunities for the Goodnow Library to fulfill its mission to "improve lives through the power of information, ideas and innovation."

Reporting to the Director, the Head of Technical Services' primary responsibilities are the management of the Technical Services Department's staff and services, and setting and monitoring departmental goals and objectives approved by his/her supervisor. The incumbent's work requires knowledge of the Goodnow Library's automated system, resources, and the informational needs of the community. The ability to communicate, exercise good judgment and work effectively with all other Goodnow Library departments is essential in order to identify problems, and analyze, plan, and implement successful solutions.

Primary Activities:

Supervises, hires, trains and evaluates the work of the Technical Services Department.

Proactively offers assistance and helps to set the standard of excellent customer service by participating in the provision of prompt, accurate services to the public.

Establishes departmental goals and objectives in accordance with the goals and objectives of the Goodnow Library.

Manages and maintains the library's collection of online, print, and media resources. Oversees the maintenance and updating of Goodnow's holdings in the MLN database.

Works with other library department heads to ensure that all of Goodnow's resources and policies are accessible to the public.

Monitors the department's budget and makes recommendations for expenditures for budget preparation.

Oversees the use of the Innovative Interfaces, Inc. (III) Acquisitions module for the purchase of resources and fund accounting.

Investigates and recommends new technology to advance Goodnow's tradition of excellence.

Represents the Goodnow Library within the Minuteman Library Network.

Attends and participates in professional meetings and keeps abreast of current and future library practices.

Gathers, maintains and provides statistics as required.

Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an accredited institution
  • Three to five years acquisitions and cataloging experience, including thorough understanding of library classification systems and relevant aspects of library automation, particularly the current cataloging and acquisition modules
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise others
  • Excellent computer skills, including troubleshooting, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, internet searches, and software specific to libraries, and the ability to learn new applications
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, analytical and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System and its application
  • Ability to consistently work calmly and effectively, accurately, in a tactful and professional manner, even under pressure
  • Ability to adapt to new procedures in an evolving environment

Salary: Starts at $49,230 in eight steps. Full benefits.

Closing Date: April 11, 2018

How to Apply: Please Submit Cover Letter & Resume to: Esmé Green, Library Director via email:  greene@sudbury.ma.us

The Town of Sudbury is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Research Services Coordinator, Mintz Levin, Boston, MA

Job Title: Research Services Coordinator

Law Firm: Mintz Levin

Please Apply Online: https://careers.mintz.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=3

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Director of Research Services, the Research Services Coordinator works as part of the team to provide quality support to all attorneys, legal staff, administrators and others firm-wide in the areas of document delivery, preparation and maintenance. There may also be responsibilities for special projects in areas commensurate with their knowledge and abilities.

The Coordinator is still developing skills and knowledge needed to handle the most complex and challenging research services tasks and assignments on their own. Part of this development entails the handling of administrative tasks.

They will be solely responsible for clearly designated projects but will also handle assignments and projects performed under the direction of a more senior person. 

 

Responsibilities:

Research and Reference Services:

Obtain resources using document retrieval services, track purchases, reconcile invoices and charge clients where appropriate.

Maintain and develop department research guides with new and updated information, preserving a standard format and identifying documents that no longer provide value.

Maintain vendor pricing guides and documentation with new and updated information, identifying documents that no longer provide value.

Support research analysts in their efforts to support practice areas by preparing documentation for events, trainings and meetings using our branding and templates whenever possible.

Provide back-up support to practice, subject, industry and/or type of research specialist in areas identified by Director of Research Services.

 

Administrative and Resource Services:

Assist with the development of training materials.

Using SharePoint, assist research analysts with suggestions for changes to firm intranet.

 

Continuing Education and Communication:

Maintain current knowledge of developments in research and competitive intelligence services and resources.

Maintain awareness of current and emerging technologies relevant to research services and share knowledge with the team.

Actively participate in department meetings.

 

Other Duties:

Participate in special projects as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

MLS degree required and/or currently working towards this degree. 

1-year experience providing research and reference in a law firm or corporate environment. Law firm experience is strongly preferred.

Familiarity with legal titles, legal research resources, library technologies, including software and products used for communication, research and knowledge sharing.

Ability to prepare reports, executive summaries, and other correspondence necessary to communicate research results.

Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, including business-writing skills.

Strong organizational and administrative skills.

Excellent attention to detail and ability to execute through to completion.

Creative problem solving skills, reasoning ability and logical thought process.

Ability to work under pressure, prioritize competing demands and meet various deadlines.

Demonstrated ability to professionally interact and collaborate with colleagues at all levels.

Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Outstanding sense of customer service.

Enthusiastic, proactive and positive attitude.

Ability to handle confidential matters with discretion.

Must be self-motivated to produce quality work.

High level of integrity and honesty.

Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint. Ability to quickly get up to speed and master new applications and software is critical.

Flexibility to work overtime when necessary.

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Archive Assistant, New Hampshire Public Radio, Concord, NH

To apply, click here.

Overview:

New Hampshire Public Radio has been documenting New Hampshire history since 1981. There are tens of thousands of stories in our archives, many of them are locked in media that are not easily accessed. The Archive Initiative seeks to unlock those media through digitization and meta-data capture, and make them more easily accessible to the public.

The Archive Assistant assists the Production Manager in managing NHPR's ever-increasing archive of audio. In addition to organizing the assets, the assistant will also digitize audio stored on legacy media, and collect and create meta-data. The assistant will inventory collection materials, and digitize archival materials related to New Hampshire's only public radio service, with special attention to The Exchange and Perspectives collections. We're looking for a detail-oriented history buff to help us sort through it all.

New Hampshire Public Radio is an independent and trusted source for news and information, and the state's largest radio news service. NHPR's newsroom, digital team and original programs consistently earn national recognition for their in-depth reporting and production. NHPR is the winner of the 2015 and 2017 National Edward R. Murrow Award for overall excellence.

Responsibilities include:

  • Digitize audio stored on legacy media
  • Capture or create relevant meta-data
  • Describe records in a traditional finding aid as well as in a digital catalog
  • Scan and digitize archival materials
  • Re-house and arrange original materials
  • Create box and/or folder lists
  • Identify items to share on social media channels

 Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to use a scanner and audio playback devices
  • Ability to work well independently
  • Good organizational abilities and strong attention to detail
  • Basic familiarity with archival methods preferred
  • Interest in radio and New Hampshire history a plus!

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Director, Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Title:  Director of the Library and Head of Reference 

Department:  Library          

Reports to:  Dean of the College  

FLSA: Full-time                                                                                            

Salary Range: $60,000 - $65,000

Effective Date:  May 14, 2018

Pine Manor College invites application for a full-time Director of the Annenberg Library and Head of Reference.  The Director and Head of Reference is responsible for growing the graduation rate of the College by providing innovative and collaborative leadership of the library that increases community engagement and student success.  The Director and Head of Reference supervises day-to-day operations, oversees library collections and budget, and promotes the mission and programs of the Library. This position provides leadership and serves as the Library's primary representative within the community. The Director also manages all aspects of the provision and supervision of Reference and Instructional Services, and serves an essential role as representative to the Minuteman Library Network (MLN).

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Administration:

  • Establishes realistic goals and objectives for the library
  • Plans and sets major library policies, priorities and procedures
  • Analyzes library statistics in order to improve service to the community
  • Participates in faculty governance, attends faculty meetings
  • Acts as advocate for the library with administration and staff
  • Provides public relations for the Library within and beyond the Pine Manor Community

Budget and Finances:

  • Prepares annual budget recommendations
  • Maintains responsibility for Library budget expenditures and reconciliation, with Head of Access Services

Personnel:

  • Hires, trains and supervises Library professional and support staff
  • Supervises and coordinates activities and projects of staff
  • Provides staff with regular informal feedback on job performance
  • Formally evaluates staff in accordance with established College procedure
  • Actively encourages professional development for Library staff; mentors where appropriate

Collection Development:

  • Administers Collection Development Policy for the Library
  • Allocates resources to subject areas, and manages process of expenditures
  • Encourages participation of faculty and library staff members in collection development
  • Coordinates plans for collection development, to align with curriculum
  • Collects materials in assigned subject specialty areas
  • Annually reviews Library's serials subscriptions and standing orders with the Serials and Acquisitions librarians

Reference and Instructional Services: In collaboration with the Information Literacy Librarian

 

  • Supervises all services and activities for the Reference Department:
    • Teaches library instruction classes
    • Assists students throughout the research process including topic development, use of print and electronic resources, source evaluation, and the development of critical thinking skills
    • Collaborates with departments throughout campus to develop effective library reference services to best support curriculum and community
    • Develops and manages library instruction program to meet the needs of PMC faculty and students, including working directly with Faculty to develop course specific instructional programming, such as the Embedded Librarian program
    • Selects appropriate print and electronic materials, with the Information Literacy Librarian, as collection development coordinators for the Reference collection
    • Negotiates contracts for electronic resources and databases
    • Trains and mentors staff in reference and library instruction; assigns, coordinates and manages special projects
    • Collaborates with the Head of Access Services and the Information Literacy Librarian on maintenance of Library website, with special attention to Subject Resource Guides

Minuteman Library Network:

  • Annenberg Library voting representative to Membership Committee (governing board of MLN)
  • Reference Services primary contact
  • Academic Library Interest Group member    

Other duties:

  • Participates in day-to-day tasks of library as necessary, including staffing the circulation desk
  • Assists staff with routine functions as necessary
  • Participates in collection development in subject specialty areas
  • Serves on committees of the College or MLN as appointed or elected
  • Other related duties and responsibilities as required

 

Qualifications: MLS required; at least three years of experience in a leadership role in an academic library; demonstrated successful leadership, interpersonal and supervisory skills working with a diverse population; effective problem solving, analytical and organizational skills; ability to prepare and manage a budget; ability to develop working partnerships with faculty and academic departments; experience instructing students and researchers in the use of information resources; experience with collection development; familiarity with III's Millenium ILS desirable; familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite required; effective written and verbal communication skills; knowledge of new directions and technologies in libraries; understanding of major issues facing higher education in general and academic libraries in particular.

 

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

Please submit a letter of interest, current resume, and the names and contact information for three references tohr@pmc.edu

Selected candidate will be subject to a personal and criminal background check prior to employment.

 

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

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

The Raynham Public Library seeks an innovative, enthusiastic and energetic individual to join our outstanding staff as the full-time Children's Librarian.

Raynham is a thriving community of 13,500 located 35 miles south of Boston. Residents value the "small-town" feel of the library, its friendly, knowledgeable and responsive staff, the variety of programming that is offered, and access to collections throughout southeast Massachusetts via the SAILS network.

Service to children is a priority. The Children's Room was completely renovated and reorganized in 2016 into a bright and welcoming space. In addition to traditional materials, it offers literacy stations, Launchpads, backpack learning kits, puppets, toys and games. The library is applying for a FY2019 LSTA Anytime STEM Learning grant to create a STEM collection for grades 3 through 5.

Under the direction of the Library Director, the Children's Librarian performs professional and supervisory work in planning, managing, implementing and executing a comprehensive program of library services to children. The work involves developing and managing collections, coordinating and executing programs designed to serve children from preschool through the junior high school level. The goals of the service include fostering literacy, encouraging reading for enrichment and pleasure, providing materials to support school assignments and teaching the use of the public library as a lifelong resource. 

This is a full-time position at 32 hours a week, with benefits that include health insurance, retirement plan, vacation, sick and holiday leave.

Qualifications: 

  • Applicants must have a thorough knowledge of children's literature, a high level of skill in creating compelling programs for various age groups and the ability to communicate with and inspire young readers.
  • Two years or more of youth services and public library experience preferred.
  • Excellent customer service and oral and written communication skills.
  • Adept use of Integrated Library Software (ILS)
  • Light physical effort required in carrying and shelving material
  • Creativity and initiative in implementing new programs and applications.
  • Superior abilities in the area of reader's advisory
  • Comfortable with new technology as well as social media.

Education Required: Master's in Library Science from an accredited school with an emphasis on services to children.

Salary: $23.85 per hour with annual step increases

Closing Date: April 19, 2018       

Position Available: June 18, 2018

Contact: Applicants should send letter of interest, resume and three references to   

Eden Fergusson, Library Director, 760 South Main Street, Raynham, MA 02767 (mail);

efergusson@sailsinc.org (email), or FAX 508-824-0494

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Interns, Entry Point!, Multiple Locations

Entry Point!, a signature program of the AAAS Project on Science, Technology and Disability, is a national effort to discover and develop talent among undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities who demonstrated a talent and interest in pursuing a STEM career. The primary goal of the project is to increase the diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce at the professional level. Entry Point! recruits, screens, and refers qualified candidates to company and university research program partners for 10-week summer internships.

https://www.aaas.org/entrypoint/about

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Call for Submissions: CJAL

The Canadian Journal of Academic Librarianship (CJAL) invites article submissions for a special issue on the theme of research, scholarship, and Canadian academic librarians, to be published in May 2019. Members of the Research and Scholarship Committee of the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL) will serve as guest editors for this issue: Selinda Berg, Melanie Boyd, David Tkach, and Jenaya Webb.

 

The nature of what constitutes scholarship for librarians is vague, leaving fundamental questions unanswered. Despite an uncertain, evolving, and sometimes disparate environment, academic librarians nevertheless demonstrate a commitment to advancing scholarship within their profession. One group advancing scholarship within Canadian academic libraries is the CAPAL Research and Scholarship Committee (Committee Mandate). To foster a greater understanding of the research environment of academic librarians, as well as to capture a scholarly foundation to inform their own work and the work of others, the committee is editing a special issue of CJAL.

 

This special issue will gather diverse perspectives that engage with the question: What is research and scholarship for academic librarians? The intent is to bring together voices that probe, examine, and reflect on this question. We hope that this special issue will unearth uncertainties, highlight points of divergence and convergence about research and scholarship within the profession, and bring other important questions to the fore.

Some potential questions to which submissions might respond include:

  • How do academic librarians define research and scholarship?
  • What is the value of research and scholarship to the identity and/or work of academic librarians? 
  • In the context of our profession, what (if any) is the difference between research and scholarship?
  • How do we reconcile the diverse perspectives of research and scholarship that we may bring to the profession?
  • What is unique about research and scholarship in our profession?
  • What are the ways in which academic librarians theorize and practice research and scholarship?
  • How do differences in library circumstances regarding research and scholarship contribute to a climate of uncertainty and, to some extent, disparity among us?
  • How does a lack of common ground between librarians, and across the profession, render it difficult to support each other individually and collectively in research and scholarship?
  • What is the role of advanced degrees in the scholarly environment of librarians?
  • What is the place of research, scholarship, and creative activity by librarians that is not situated within the discipline of library or information science?
  • What role does academic freedom play in our research and scholarship?
  • How do research and scholarship fit into our daily lives?
  • What is your response to/critique of the committee's Terms of Reference, in part or in whole?

 

The editors welcome papers of up to 10,000 words that address these or related questions--from all perspectives, approaches, and methodologies. If the submission has a geographic focus, the focus should be on Canada or have a strong connection to Canada.

 

For Submission Process and more information, please visit: http://www.cjal.ca/index.php/capal/announcement/view/571

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Librarian, e-Content Collections, Merrimack Valley Library Consortium, Andover, MA

e-Content Collections Librarian, Merrimack Valley Library Consortium

 

Position: e-Content Collections Librarian

Employment type: Full Time, permanent

Salary range: $47,502 - $63,626 in ten steps

Location: Merrimack Valley Library Consortium -- 4 High Street, North Andover, Massachusetts  01845

Contact: Eric Graham, Executive Director egraham@mvlcstaff.org

Application Instructions: Please submit your cover letter and resume via email. Include your last and first name in the file name of each document.

 

Job Description

The Electronic Content (e-Content) Collections Librarian maintains and expands MVLC's shared digital collections of books, serials, documents, audiovisuals, or other electronic materials. The e-Content Collections Librarian interacts with publishers, vendors and aggregators to select, acquire, establish, and maintain licensing and access to the consortiums shared electronic resources. Duties also include resolving complex problems related to orders, renewals, and access.  

The e-Content Collections Librarian assists MVLC user groups and individual MVLC libraries in locating, obtaining and using collections of electronic materials. The e-Content Collections Librarian selects and curates content, provides training and documentation for library staff, and measures the use of the shared e-Content collections. Works with MVLC's Information Technology staff to ensure the consortium maintains an appropriate technical infrastructure to deliver e-Content to the patrons and staff of MVLC's 36-member libraries.

 

MVLC's shared e-Content collections include OverDrive, Freegal, Axis360, and Safari. MVLC libraries' collections of e-Content include Hoopla Digital, TumbleBooks, Flipster, Zinio, and Comics Plus. The e-Content Collections Librarian is expected to work with libraries to make the most of both their shared and individual e-Content collections.

 

The Electronic Content (e-Content) Collections Librarian reports to the Assistant Executive Director.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides effective communications and quality customer service to member libraries.Effectively cooperates and communicates with fellow coworkers, vendors, and patrons.

  • Under the direction of the Assistant Executive Director, ensures that the e-Content collection acquisition procedures result in a shared consortium collection that meets the circulation turnover goals of MVLC member libraries.
  • Ensures that MVLC shared electronic collections meet the demand management goals, policies, and procedures determined by MVLC member libraries.
  • Curates shared electronic collections under the direction of the Assistant Executive Director and MVLC user groups.
  • Interacts with publishers, vendors and aggregators to select, acquire, establish, and maintain licensing and access to the consortium's shared electronic resources.
  • Serves as a resource for MVLC member library personnel on electronic resource management issues.
  • Provides leadership in developing and maintaining awareness of emerging technologies, standards, and technical issues relating to the acquisition, licensing, access, and usage of electronic resources.
  • Recommends and implements new initiatives for acquiring, managing, and processing shared electronic resources.
  • Provides troubleshooting and resolution of access problems as they arise.
  • Presents regular training programs to MVLC member library staff in the use of electronic collections.
  • Creates patron and staff facing documentation for MVLC shared electronic resources.
  • Works with the Collaborative Services librarian and PR committee to provide patron facing marketing collateral for MVLC shared e-Content collections.
  • Provides timely monthly and annual e-Content circulation statistics to MVLC member libraries.
  • Provides turnover and demand management statistical analysis for e-Content collections.
  • Meets with appropriate MVLC User Groups.
  • Executes special projects and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • ALA accredited MLS
  • Proven customer service orientation
  • Positive attitude and flexibility
  • Obsessive attention to detail
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • At least two years of experience with automated systems or databases
  • At least two years of experience in a public library environment
  • At least two years of experience with e-Content Collection Development
  • Competence working in a PC environment
  • Skills in Office 365 desirable

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Eric Graham, Executive Director, via email to egraham@mvlcstaff.org.

About Merrimack Valley Library Consortium

The MERRIMACK VALLEY LIBRARY CONSORTIUM (MVLC) is a member-driven, patron focused library network serving 36 public libraries in the greater Merrimack Valley region of Massachusetts. The Central Site is located at 4 High Street - Suite 175, North Andover, MA. MVLC is a member-governed customer support organization that helps librarians in the Merrimack Valley serve their communities. Our libraries serve an aggregate population of 766,883 citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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Archivist, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

SEIU Archivist / Archivist I

 

Wayne State University seeks a knowledgeable, innovative, service-oriented individual for the position of SEIU Archivist at the Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs. Located in the heart of Detroit's Midtown Cultural Center, Wayne State University is a Carnegie I research university that enrolls more than 32,000 students. The Reuther Library collects, preserves, and provides access to historical records documenting the modern American labor movement, the social and political development of southeastern Michigan, and the history of Wayne State University.

 

The Archives for the Service Employees International Union document the evolution of the union from its origins in 1921 as the Building Service Employees International Union to the present. During its history, this union has organized service workers employed as janitors, healthcare workers, security guards, public sector workers, office workers, elevator operators, window cleaners, groundskeepers, doormen, and stadium employees, amongst others. The union currently organizes 2.1 million members in these and numerous other service industries.

 

The collaborative relationship between the Reuther Library and SEIU began in the early 1980s, and the Reuther Library became SEIU's official repository in 1992. Since then, the Reuther has collected the records of the union's international headquarters in Washington D. C., some locals, and the personal papers of prominent union officials.

This externally-funded position will be hired at the rank of Archivist I and reports to the Director of the Reuther Library. It is an AAUP-AFT represented position with eligibility for promotion.

 

The Wayne State University Library System embraces an environment of inclusion that moves beyond simple tolerance to recognizing the richness in individual identities of people and diverse perspectives. Wayne State University is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

 

Responsibilities

  1. Provides access to the institutional history of SEIU through the appraisal, arrangement, description, and preservation of its records and the creation of finding aids, inventories, databases, or other reference tools;
  2. Assists SEIU with records management and electronic records;
  3. Interacts with SEIU, serving as their main contact for reference. May include occasional travel to SEIU's international and affiliate headquarters regarding their records program and related projects;
  4. Performs extensive outreach with an aim to disseminate information about the SEIU Archives to the public;
  5. Creates and manages digital content for the Reuther Library's website;
  6. Participates in general reference services in the Reuther Library reading room;
  7. Participates actively in the shared decision-making for library planning, resource management, and program and policy development;
  8. Trains and supervises students, volunteers, and interns assigned to work with the SEIU Archives;
  9. Actively participates in the archival profession through presentations, publications, and/or active membership in professional organizations;
  10. Performs other related duties as assigned

 

Required:

  1. Master's degree from an accredited institution in library/information science, archival administration, history, or a related field, with graduate archival study;
  2. Demonstrated experience in an archives, special collections, or records repository arranging and describing print and electronic collections, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, which must include demonstrated production of descriptive outputs applying appropriate archival or library standards, such as DACS, EAD, EAC-CPF, LCSH, MARC, Dublin Core, or METS;
  3. Clear understanding of issues related to digital records management and electronic records archiving;
  4. Experience using archival content management tools such as ArchivesSpace, Archivist's Toolkit, or Archon;
  5. Familiarity with American labor history or social history;
  6. Demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of users, donors, and constituencies;
  7. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills;
  8. Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks and work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, in a collegial environment;
  9. Demonstrated initiative, self-direction, and a commitment to innovation, creativity, and excellence;
  10. Demonstrated commitment to expanding skills and professional growth;
  11. Ability to meet expectations for promotion as part of the Reuther Library academic staff;
  12. Demonstrated ability to understand the perspectives of others and acknowledge the differences, complexities and opportunities in those backgrounds, cultures, values and viewpoints even when he/she is not familiar or disagrees with them;
  13. An awareness of multicultural issues and a broad knowledge of diversity across the information industry. The willingness and ability to lead, serve, engage others in a multicultural environment;
  14. Ability to lift 40 lbs independently or with assistance.

 

Preferred:

  1. Demonstrated commitment to advancing professional knowledge, through formal training, continuing education, or professional certification, such as Digital Archives Specialist (DAS), Arrangement & Description (A&D), or Certified Archivist (CA)

 

Please apply through the Wayne State University employment system using listing number 043393 or searching for SEIU Archivist I.

 

Read more and find application details at: http://reuther.wayne.edu/node/14086

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Librarian, Assessment & Data Visualization, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, WA

TITLE: Assessment and Data Visualization Librarian

LOCATION: Seattle

 

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.

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Assessment & Planning is one of five departments in the Administrative Services Portfolio of the University of Washington Libraries. Assessment & Planning Staff collaborate with colleagues throughout the Libraries on projects to support the University's mission. Staff in the department provide leadership and support for qualitative and quantitative assessments designed to understand diverse user needs, guide decision-making, and improve support for teaching, learning, and research at the University of Washington. In order to ensure the full integration of assessment and planning activities, Assessment & Planning staff also lead the Libraries strategic planning process. Staff play an essential role in supporting fostering professional communities for assessment practitioners through the UW Libraries co-sponsorship of the Library Assessment Conference.

 

THE POSITION

Reporting to the Libraries' Director, Assessment & Planning, the Assessment and Data Visualization Librarian will enhance Libraries services and programs through the collection,

interpretation, and communication of a broad range of assessment and related data. Working across the UW Libraries system, the Assessment and Data Visualization Librarian will be responsible for developing and maintaining robust systems for gathering and managing Libraries assessment data; developing dashboards, visualizations, and other tools for the effective analysis and communication of Libraries data to staff and external audiences; and providing leadership, training, and support for data visualization activity in the Libraries. The Assessment and Data Visualization Librarian will work in collaboration with the Director, Assessment & Planning and Libraries staff to develop, conduct and manage quantitative and qualitative assessments within the University Libraries. This is a full-time position.

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • In partnership with other Libraries units, leads the creation of visualizations intended to communicate Libraries data, assessment results and other related information to guide strategic decision making.
  • Leads the development of tools and strategies for communicating survey and other assessment data to a variety of internal and external audiences.
  • Collaborates with the Director, Assessment & Planning to design and implement quantitative and qualitative assessments to identify user needs, demonstrate library impact, improve services and inform decision-making related to the UW Libraries strategic plan.
  • Develops and maintains ongoing processes and tools for the collection, storage, and analysis of Libraries data.
  • Leads the development of Libraries training related to assessment data analysis, interpretation, communication, and visualization.
  • Fosters collaboration with other assessment, data, and institutional research professionals at the University of Washington and, as appropriate, at other institutions. Actively engages with UW partners in support of Libraries data visualization efforts.
  • Participates in the broader assessment & data visualization community through professional activities and scholarly contributions.
  • Maintains the Libraries Assessment website.
  • Supervises assessment graduate student.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  • Demonstrated excellence in the following skills: verbal and written communication, interpersonal, planning, and organizational.
  • Ability to work successfully in a changing environment and in a large, complex organization.
  • Knowledge of library assessment and user experience methods, including surveys, interviews, focus groups, and service design approaches.
  • Ability to communicate assessment results clearly and effectively using a variety of methods.
  • Experience creating visualizations of assessment data, preferably using Tableau software.

 

Preferred

  • Familiarity or experience with analyzing and interpreting quantitative and qualitative data and using tools such as SPSS and Excel.
  • Experience documenting procedures, policies, and/or support materials for staff.
  • Familiarity or experience with quantitative and qualitative data gathering and analysis tools (e.g., Qualtrics, LibAnalytics, Dedoose).

 

SALARY

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

 

RANK

Position will be at rank of Assistant or Senior Assistant, depending on qualifications and background.

 

BENEFITS

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

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

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

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

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, April 20, 2018.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Head, Children's Services, Bedford Public Library, Bedford, NH

Head of Children's Services, Bedford Public Library, Full-time Position

The Bedford Public Library is seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic and creative individual to lead our Children's Services department. We are a busy, customer-service oriented library with over 950 children who participate in our Summer Reading Program. We are seeking a friendly person who enjoys working with children and their caregivers, has a collaborative leadership style and is dedicated to innovative programming and strong community partnerships. 

Duties include: training, supervising, and scheduling all youth services staff; providing library programming (including story times and after-school programs for youth); participating in patron services; marketing and promotion of library classes and events; outreach to local schools, preschools, and other organizations; participating in professional development opportunities; departmental budget management; and collection maintenance and development. Must be able to work independently and as part of the team. Represents the library to the community at large. This is a full-time, 40 hours per week position including one evening each week and one weekend day per month in rotation.  

Qualifications: A Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university or equivalent graduate degree or any combination of education and experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Three years of progressive professional library experience required, including services to children and one year in a supervisory capacity or equivalent.

Hourly wage range: $19.51 - $28.35 with excellent benefits.

Closing Date for Résumés: April 16, 2018.

Send résumé, cover letter & 3 professional references to: Mary Ann C. Senatro, Director, Email: msenatro@bedfordnh.org

Bedford Public Library, 3 Meetinghouse Rd. Bedford, NH   03110

Complete job description and more information at www.bedfordnhlibrary.org

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Librarian, Electronic Resources & Collections, Loyola University, Chicago, IL

Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Library

Electronic Resources and Collections Librarian

 

Description

The Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Library Electronic Resources librarian is collaborative, proactive, and service-oriented and applies innovative approaches to electronic resources and collections operations. This new position is responsible for providing leadership for strategic development and management of the life cycle of new and existing electronic resources, discovery tools, and cataloging for all library resources in all formats. The librarian proactively solicits input from faculty students, and staff, adeptly promotes HSL collections and resources, and skillfully responds to Health Sciences campus resource needs. Reporting to the Director, this accomplished professional will join a small and dynamic team of talented librarians and capably manage change in an evolving technological environment.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage a robust collection of electronic books, article databases, journals and other resources in support of stakeholder needs and University strategic mission
  • Lead cataloging and discovery services operations by setting well-articulated goals in concert with the Library mission. Communicate goals and policy to faculty, staff, and students
  • Maintain timely and accurate metadata about the library's resources in a variety of systems, such as the Integrated Library System (ILS), the Electronic Resource Management System (ERMS), link resolver, A-Z lists, and discovery tool
  • Manage internal software including EZProxy, Serials Solutions, and Primo/Alma
  • Design and manage collections budget to ensure judicious and timely expenditure of funds
  • Apply usage statistics and other assessment data to identify needs, evaluate current and potential licenses and to support renewals, alternative access options, and withdrawal
  • Provide detailed collection policies that define the scope and level of collections and effectively communicate them to stakeholders
  • Establish and document workflows, processes, and best practices for electronic resources acquisition, licensing, implementation, assessment, and budget
  • Develop and maintain productive and positive relationships with vendors, colleagues, faculty, students and staff

 

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in library science or information science from anALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree
  • 3 - 5 years of professional library experience with progressive responsibilities in technical service in an academic, research, or health sciences library
  • Proven experience researching, implementing, and assessing electronic tools and resources
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Experience in setting up, providing access to, and troubleshooting issues with electronic resources through database and web page maintenance, cataloging, proxy server, and OpenURL linking
  • Demonstrated expertise with copy cataloging of print, electronic, and other formatted materials
  • Familiarity with local ILS, OCLC Connexion, and working knowledge of MARC editors
  • Demonstrated knowledge of classification standards (MeSH and LCSH), authority records, and current cataloging rules and standards (e.g., AACR2, RDA, MARC, DACS);
  • Working knowledge of common and emerging metadata standards such as: MARCXML, Dublin Core, MODS, XML, XSLT

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Flexibility, initiative, and a sense of humor
  • Proven project management skills
  • Familiarity with biomedical research and experience searching biomedical and other health-related information resources and citation management systems
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in order to meet deadlines
  • Proficiency with at least one programming or scripting language, such as R, Python, Ruby or JavaScript
  • Strong commitment to working in a diverse and collegial atmosphere that offers ample opportunities for innovation and professional growth

 

Application Instructions

All applications must be submitted online: http://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/4740

Relocation assistance will not be provided. Please include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three, current letters of reference including one from the present supervisor. The position will remain open until filled.

 

 

About Loyola University Chicago - Health Sciences Division

Loyola University Chicago is a nationally recognized urban university founded in 1870 in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.  The Health Sciences Library is located in Maywood, IL and supports nursing, medical, graduate biomedical, bioethics, and public health education and the Loyola University Medical Center. Loyola is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer/educator and is committed to a drug-free and smoke-free workplace.

 

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