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Research Analyst, Egon Zehnder, Boston, MA

Egon Zehnder is the largest privately-held executive search firm globally, with more than 420 consultants located across 69 offices in 41 countries. We operate as a single global partnership, with a consistent methodology and a single profit center. Our unique structure enables us to seamlessly collaborate across geographic borders, working together as one global team to deliver the best results for our clients.

Egon Zehnder operates across all industries. Our clients range from Fortune 100 firms to midcap businesses, not-for- profits, and entrepreneurial ventures. With our unique one-firm culture and consultative approach, Egon Zehnder serves as the advisor of choice to business leaders throughout the world, including at Pepsi, Colgate, Google, Dell, American Express, Bank of America, General Electric, Siemens, Alcoa, Novartis, and GlaxoSmithKline.

Egon Ze hnder is the global leader in:

Executive Search

Egon Zehnder's largest service practice - Executive Search - helps clients achieve competitive advantage through the identification, assessment, and recruitment of the world's most talented business leaders.

Board Consulting and Search

Egon Zehnder has a dedicated service practice for Board Consulting and Director Search. The Group focuses its efforts on the highest level of an organization and orks in a collaborative manner with the Chairman of the Board and its members to recruit Directors whose independence, intellect, integrity, and courage will strengthen the Board and create sustained competitive advantage.

Executive Development and Assessment

One of the key challenges for business leaders is to identify, develop, and retain outstanding individuals who are able to deliver superior performance, both individually and as part of a team. Consultants at Egon Zehnder recognized this emerging trend several years ago and pioneered a professional service to address the need. As a result, we developed the Executive Development and Assessment practice, which evaluates and improves the performance of the 'human capital' in organizations.

The Role
Job Purpose

This is an entry-level role into the research function for individuals with 0-1 year work experience post undergraduate degree. The purpose of the role is to provide broad exposure to all aspects of the Firm across practice areas. S/he will spend an equal amount of time across three major responsibilities, namely: Assignment Related Research and Ongoing Support, Business Development Support and Knowledge Management Activities. The Analyst will partner with a Senior Researcher and/or Consultants on any of the above activities. Over the course of 12 months, the Analyst is expected to be technically proficient on research processes, begin to align to a specific industry or functional practice and execute assignments independently.

Key Accountabilities

Assignment Related Research & Ongoing Support:

  • Contribute actively to the start-up phase of searches by preparing the team for the kickoff (internal and/or client) through ensuring prep materials are complete in advance and capturing relevant information throughout the discussion
  • Assist in the development of search strategies and target company lists
  • Systematically identify and "map" potential candidates and sources within the defined company list through database, internal network and external resources (databases, etc.)
  • Partner with the assignment team throughout the search processes to calibrate strategy and candidates, track progress in the Firm's database and generate external status updates
  • Ensure up-to- date assignment, company and candidate information during the course of a search assignment and ensure availability of current data for colleagues, by updating the Firm's proprietary database

Business Development Support:

  • Monitor and track relevant market developments in a segment, including company updates and people moves
  • Alert Research/Consultant colleagues to key moves and market changes, highlighting potential business development opportunities
  • Research and summarize company, people and market profiles, including compiling brief company reports to prepare Consultants for Client discussions
  • Collaborate with Associates in the production of high-quality, marketing presentations
  • Support marketing events and intellectual capital projects as needed

Knowledge Management:

  • Contribute to the Firm's knowledge management activities by looking for opportunities to share expertise and best practices, developing a network of people within an industry or functional area and recording pertinent information in a timely manner
  • Support practice group initiatives to build knowledge in specific areas
  • Accountable for ensuring relevant documents and information are captured in the Firm's database at the conclusion of an assignment

Candidate Profile
Knowledge:

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited academic institution
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office across all programs
  • Experience working in a professional / corporate office environment

Skills:

  • Superior writing skills, which translate into high-quality creation and editing of documents with correct grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • Professional demeanor and strong verbal communication, speaking clearly and distinctly using appropriate vocabulary and grammar
  • Highly collaborative nature, working seamlessly with other members in a team environment, managing upward to set expectations and influence successfully
  • Strong project management abilities (specifically, managing multiple projects and articulating status of workload against deadlines)

Contact:

Reid Terry

Egon Zehnder
8th Floor
350 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022
USA
T: +1 212 519 6278
F: +1 212 519 6060
Mobile: +1 917 547 5498

reid.terry@egonzehnder.com
www.egonzehnder.com

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Archives Assistant, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Full-time or near full-time (flexible) Archives Assistant.

A non-benefited position available until June, 2017 with the possibility of extension.  

The Northeastern University Libraries' University Archives and Special Collections (UASC) seeks a full-time or nearly full-time (flexible), non-benefitted position working with for the Head of Special Collections and University Archivist and the UASC team on several key projects.  Projects include:

  • ArchivesSpace implementation, including a MARC record transformation project
  • Assistance with planning and implementing large-scale library move and renovation projects
  • Assistance with digitized collection management and outreach projects
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: Proven strength in administrative and organizational skills, including ability to multi-task, set priorities, and manage competing priorities. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and oral.  Demonstrated project management and project completion skills.   

Completion of one or more classes in an ALA-accredited academic program and/or M.A. program that includes working with rare, fragile, and/or historically significant collections. Cataloging experience, a plus.  Flexibility, versatility, and tolerance for change are essential, as is the ability to both work independently and collaborate in team environments. Must be able to move and lift heavy cartons up to 40 pounds and spend significant time at a keyboard.

Compensation: $20/hour

Please send resume and cover letter to Giordana Mecagni, g.mecagni@northeastern.edu

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Instructional Designer and Training Manager, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech's University Libraries seeks creative and enthusiastic applicants for the position of Instructional Designer and Training Manager, a new position that was created to support the Libraries' instructional initiatives. 
 
Working widely across the library system and the University, this position presents an opportunity to consult with faculty both inside and outside of the Libraries on a wide range of instructional design projects, including production of digital content that will be used in many different program areas throughout the University and training librarians and other faculty on software technologies for producing digital content. In addition, this person will have the opportunity to lead the development of curriculum initiatives, and will contribute to the development of an online learning team, to include continuous improvement of the team's technical expertise.While this is an instructional designer position, we also welcome applicants from librarians who meet the minimum qualifications.
 
Salary range starts at $58,000 per year, commensurate with experience.
 
Please see the full position summary details here: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/72829.

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Library and Archives Internship, Longwood Gardens Library, Kennett Square, PA

Longwood Gardens Library and Archives seeks a graduate level student in Library Science or Archival studies (or related equivalent) to gain experience in the operations and management of a special library and institutional archives. Recent graduates may also apply. 

The intern is immersed in each section of the unit--Library, Digital Gallery, and Archives. He/she works on a variety of assigned projects as part of a team to achieve the unit's goals in supporting Longwood Gardens' mission. Currently, unit goals are focused on developing robust intellectual control and access across all collections. 

This is a 40 hour per week, paid position with optional free housing (a taxable benefit). Longwood Gardens is a public display garden located in Kennett Square, PA, 45 minutes southwest of Philadelphia. 

Position is available: June 1, 2017 - June 2018
Application Deadline: February 1, 2017. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities
  • Arrange and describe archival collections, develop finding aids, and make recommendations regarding storage, conservation and preservation treatment of archival materials in various formats, including born-digital records.
  • Perform basic administrative level tasks in Digital Asset Management System (Asset Bank), including scanning, uploading, editing, training patrons, and supervising volunteer projects.
  • Assist with cataloging of library materials and the strategic initiative to improve Authorities control in the EOS ILS.
  • Assist in cataloging materials including object collections and digital assets.
  • Assist in Records Management functions, including accessioning new records and ensuring timely destruction of expired materials.
  • Perform basic reference interviews and services as well as circulation maintenance routines, such as check-in/check-out, shelve books and compile usage statistics.
  • Perform routine environmental and pest monitoring in collection storage spaces.
  • Assist with Interlibrary Loan tasks as needed.
  • Perform various daily administrative and technical tasks.
  • Participate in Longwood student/intern activities and all required student/intern work projects
Qualifications
  • Be pursuing or have recently completed a Masters of Science in Library Science (MLS) or related equivalent
  • Demonstrate a strong professional interest in cataloging and intellectual control of collections
  • Strong Excel and data manipulation skills.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Be able to work on multiple projects in a busy, fast-paced environment
  • Be able and willing to work independently.
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to interact in a courteous, patient, and professional manner.
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs.
  • Be willing to follow all of Longwood Gardens' policies and procedures.
  • Have a valid driver's license.

The position extends throughout one full year, full time, 40 hours per week. This is a paid position at a rate of $10.00/hour with optional free housing (a taxable benefit) provided. Located in Kennett Square, PA, Longwood Gardens is approximately 45 minutes southwest of Philadelphia.

For more information on housing, student activities, hours and wages, go to http://longwoodgardens.org/education/college-and-university-programs/internships-for-us-students or contact EDU-Studies@longwoodgardens.org.
A completed application should include
  1. The application form (found here: http://longwoodgardens.org/education/college-and-university-programs/internships-us-students/applynow/application)
  2. A copy of your resume (this may be emailed or mailed)
  3. A statement of your professional objectives, approximately 200 words (this may be emailed or mailed)
  4. Official transcripts of all college courses, must show cumulative GPA, minimum GPA of 2.5 required (this may be emailed or mailed)
  5. A letter of reference from your academic advisor (or professor) regarding your scholastic achievements and potential as an intern (this may be emailed or mailed)
  6. A reference from a current or former employer, preferably from within your field of interest (this may be emailed or mailed)
ONLY COMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED.

Must be received by February 1, 2017.

Domestic and International Studies
Longwood Gardens
P.O. Box 501
Kennett Square, PA 19348-0501 USA

EMAIL: EDU-Studies@longwoodgardens.org

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Administrative Assistant/Access Services Associate, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries seek an enthusiastic, self-motivated and service-oriented individual to support access and administrative functions of the department of Information Delivery and Library Access (ID&LA). This position provides an excellent opportunity to support the daily activities, exciting initiatives and broader service mission of the Libraries and to gain experience in a dynamic academic library setting.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Administrative Assistant provides comprehensive administrative support to the Department Head and managers including purchasing supplies, reporting/tracking facilities issues, managing calendars, and maintaining equipment. Direct support of the Head includes scheduling and planning meetings/events, facilitating communications, managing files, coordinating and producing reports, supporting budget development, and generating and monitoring monthly spending reports. The Assistant serves as ID&LA's support and resource for administrative functions, working closely with Libraries' Administrative Services staff, and serves as liaison to MIT service providers and outside vendors. Responsibilities as Access Services Associate include participation in circulation and reserves, delivering high quality customer and basic information service to the MIT community across physical and virtual service points. In support of library operations s/he creates and maintains maps and wayfinding aids for library locations and is the point of contact for events in library spaces. The Associate contributes to the development of documentation and training materials related to processes and workflows, may assist with hiring, training or directing the work of student or temporary assistants, and may participate in local and library-wide committees or projects.

QUALIFICATIONS: Three years direct/related experience. Proven strength in administrative and organizational skills, including ability to multi-task, set priorities, and manage competing priorities. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and oral, proven commitment to high customer service standards, and demonstrated initiative in identifying and responding to administrative and service needs. Ability to work and contribute independently as well as part of a service team, to work collaboratively, and to interact effectively with a diverse group of people. Well-developed problem solving skills, including ability to identify problems, exercise good judgment and carry out solutions. Tolerance for ambiguity and flexibility for working and adapting successfully in a complex environment. Advanced computer skills in Windows environment and software including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Web browsers, and e-mail. A keenness for learning new software, systems and technology and for assisting others in their use. Ability to lift 40 lbs, move boxes, shelve library materials and push book trucks, and a tolerance for exposure to dust. Preferred - Associate/Bachelor's degree. Experience with automated library systems. Experience in academic and/or research library. Experience in customer service environment. Experience working with Aleph. Familiarity with MIT and its departments and systems a plus.

HOURS: 35 hours per week, Monday - Friday 8am to 4pm with some variation that include evening or weekend shifts, depending on library hours for semester and service needs of department.

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

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

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Luria Resident, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA

The Luria Resident is generously funded by The Luria Foundation. This is an opportunity for a recent library school graduate to explore community college librarianship by working in all areas of an award-winning community college library. The position is a temporary part-time (25 hours per week) appointment, open immediately and finishing May 12, 2017 (with the possibility of an additional one-year residency beginning August 21, 2017).

About SBCC

Santa Barbara City College is a comprehensive community college serving the south coast of Santa Barbara County. Established in 1909, SBCC is renowned as one of the leading two-year community college in California - and the nation. The college has a wide range of associate degree and certificate programs, as well as transfer programs that provide the first two years of study toward the baccalaureate degree. Students are attracted to SBCC by virtue of its outstanding faculty, small classes, state-of-the-art facilities and numerous student services. In 2013 SBCC was awarded the esteemed Aspen Prize as the #1 Community College in the United States.

About the Library

The Eli Luria Library, named after our benefactor Eli Luria, was built in 1989. Embracing its slogan (Explore, Learn, Grow), the Luria Library seeks to inspire discovery by offering dynamic, innovative, and welcoming physical and virtual environments for students and faculty, and providing the resources, services, and instruction they need to achieve educational, professional, and personal growth and success.

In January 2011, we won the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award.

Qualifications

  • Possession of a Master's Degree from an accredited institution in Library Science, Library and Information Science awarded in 2015 or 2016 (degree must be awarded prior to start date).

  • A career interest in community college librarianship.

  • Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills.; adaptable to a rapidly changing environment, and ability to collaborate with various departmental service units.

  • Energetic, innovative, and flexible.

Possible Tasks and Areas of Work

The Library Resident will rotate through different operations of the library. The list below is an example of the types of process and tasks the Library Resident might expect to participate in during a semester. The Library Resident is also encouraged to make suggestions and bring their own innovative ideas.

Technical services

  • Catalog archive collection

  • Enhance bibliographic records in integrated library system

Collection Development

  • Recommend purchases using acquisition plan and reviewing sources

  • Participate in collection review for deaccessioning

Outreach/Access

  • Participate in SBCC activities to promote library program

  • Add to library blog and participate in social media updates

  • Explore and implement eBook and database promotion

  • Create book and other displays

Instruction

  • Collaborate with librarians to develop, deliver, and assess research instruction in discipline specific classes

  • Create online research guides, video tutorials, and other learning objects for specific disciplines, courses, and assignments

  • Support and provide reference services

Assessment

  • Collaborate with librarians to develop and implement measures to assess library resources, services, and instruction.

  • Create user survey or usability studies

Schedule and Salary

The position is open now and will end May 12, 2017, with the possibility of an additional one-year residency beginning August 21, 2017. The Library Resident will work approximately 25-hours per week during the academic semester. Specific schedule will be mutually agreed upon with the Library Director. The position is formally an adjunct librarian and will be paid on that salary schedule (approximately $40/hr, no benefits).

Steps to Apply

Complete the online application identified as Adjunct Pool - Library Science/Librarian.

To be considered for this position, please email Elizabeth Bowman, Library Director [bowmane@sbcc.edu] the following information:

  • In the email, provide an introduction with reasons why you should be considered as our Library Resident. Please do not send an attachment.

  • In the email, identify when and where you received your Master's Degree.

  • If you have an online resume or LinkedIn profile, please include the link within your email.  Please do not attach a resume.

  • Be prepared to interview during the week of February 6, 2017, using Zoom

  • Application Deadline:  February 1, 2017.

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Sr. Systems Librarian, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Brandeis University seeks to hire a Senior Systems Librarian to be responsible for administration and configuration of library systems, web sites and applications.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for implementation, support and maintenance of campus-wide library systems and applications, including but not limited to Alma, Primo, ILLiad, Library Web Sites, Dspace and other systems as implemented.
  • Responsible for providing leadership in partnership with the Manager of Library Systems in planning new initiatives, and for facilitating communication between the LTS technical staff and non-technical staff.
  • Responsible for enhancing library systems and applications, and implementing and facilitating integration of library systems and interoperability between library systems, other campus systems, and cloud services.
  • Responsible for execution of all phases of projects to implement, administer, configure, support and document the library systems; assist the Manager of Library Systems in planning and coordinating such projects; working with NetSys group to maintain and support the library servers; providing back-up support to the Manager of Library Systems.
  • Responsible for operational activities including configuring, troubleshooting and upgrading library systems, software and peripherals; installing modules and software related to the library systems including, but not limited to, Exlibris software systems, digital asset management software.
  • Responsible for providing technical leadership, planning, architecture, design and methodology for library systems initiatives and implementations; in partnership with NetSys defining library systems specifications, planning and implementing data and digital asset preservation; analyzing workflow and recommending process changes ; creating internal system and training staff on library application and processes; keeping current with technology developments and applications.
  • Develops and documents software programs to facilitate interoperability between systems; works within established LTS software development framework to develop software programs using standards and best practices; automates data loads and feeds to and from the library systems; other scripting as needed.\
  • Analyzes users' data, application and reporting needs to design processes and best practices; assists users with ad hoc report creation; scripting for data transformation and reporting. Responsible for developing and enhancing interfaces for user-facing services.
  • Responsible for supporting and maintaining all library systems and services as backup for the Manager of Library Systems and the Systems Librarian for E-Resources; Back-up core function of systems in the library and be available for on-call
  • Responsible for working with LTS staff and university community on planning for, implementing and administering systems for the public discovery, storage and preservation of digital materials.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • MLS or MSI degree from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education
  • 5-7 years experience with library digital repositories; experience developing and managing library systems (Alma, Primo)
  • Proficiency with Perl (or PHP), SQL, HTML, XML required; May train others in functional area and interact with others across University and/or externally
  • Familiarity with metadata standards such as EAD, MARC, Dublic Core
  • Strong organizational, communication, customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well with faculty, staff, and students. May make presentations to stakeholders
  • Strong analytical skills for complex software issues. Recommend and support the Manager of library system to make decision on process and workflow changes
  • Experience with open source software, applications, web tools and new technology
  • Ability to work with various constituencies and facilitate collaboration between them

Preferred:

  • Strong knowledge of Linux and Windows operating systems
  • Experience supporting campus-wide enterprise systems including integrated library systems, link resolvers, proxy servers, federated searching, digital asset management tools, electronic resource management systems
  • Strong technical and troubleshooting skills for complex applications.
  • Proficiency with relational databases, database back-ended applications
  • Experience with scripting languages and using APIs; experience with CSS, XML, XSL, XSLT and harvesting standards
  • Experience in a research library or academic library
  • Experience with some UX/usability testing methods
  • Experience in teaching library staff using new software/tools

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at http://www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs/external.html.  Elect option for "External Applicant".   Sort the job listing by clicking the Job ID column heading.  Locate the desired job listing by Job ID.  Click the job title and then Apply Now.

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Public Library Director, Morris Area Public Library District, Morris (Chicago area), IL

The Board of Trustees of the Morris Area Public Library District seeks a dedicated and dynamic leader to serve as Library Director.
Located just an hour from downtown Chicago, the community of Morris offers small-town charm with easy access to the greater Chicago area. Morris has been called a "Norman Rockwell" type of town, known for its strong community spirit, thriving downtown and year-round recreational opportunities.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to lead the library forward to becoming an even bigger presence in this delightful community.
 
For more information on the community and the library, and to apply for the position, please visit www.johnkeister.com/morris
Applications received by February 17 will receive first preference. We welcome phone and email inquiries.
John Keister and Associates
Executive Search for Libraries

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Digital Content Coordinator, Providence Public Library, Providence, RI

The position of Digital Content Coordinator requires an innovative and collegial individual to bring creativity, expertise and leadership to the digital initiatives of Providence Public Library. This hybrid position combines technological ingenuity, library collections and resources and is responsible for creating, sharing and promoting library materials online, including AskRI.org.  In addition to supporting AskRI.org, the Statewide Reference Resource Center, this position is charged with creating content for provlib.org to inform, educate and inspire the public.  This position also supervises a varying number of digital technology & scanning specialists who perform the actual scanning and metadata entry required to move projects forward.

The Digital Content  Coordinator (DCC) requires expert technology skills as well as the ability to envision and help build the digital library of the future.  It is supervised by the Director of Technology and Information Services who also serves as the AskRI Director.  The DCC also works closely with library administration and departmental managers including programming staff, special collections librarians and reference/AskRI librarians. 

The DCC is a key member of the Statewide Reference Resource Center/AskRI team.  As such, this position is grant funded through the state of Rhode Island from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017, with the high possibility of a renewal for a second year and beyond.  This position is expected to perform the online, social media and marketing duties of SRRC/AskRI, as well as provide technical expertise and leadership for online content for Providence Public Library.  The DCC  ensures that digital projects with value to a statewide audience are a high priority.  Leadership in the broader digital community is expected of the person in this position.

DUTIES

The DCC reports to the Technology & Information Services Director and functions as an integral team member for SRRC/AskRI services, including:

  • Key responsibility for digitization efforts, including the management of all scanning technicians and metadata entry specialists
  • Assisting with technical support for AskRI.org databases and online resources
  • Assisting in troubleshooting issues
  • Training other library staff members across the state and the public on how to use AskRI. org
  • Compiles and submits monthly statistical reports and maintain website use statistics
  • Responsible for all aspects of maintaining the AskRI website including regular updating to reflect new online electronic resources as identified by AskRI librarians
  • Ensuring that ProvLib and AskRI websites present information in a clear, easy to navigate manner for users of all abilities using current digital technologies
  • Promoting all the AskRI.org services vigorously through broad range of social media, other formats, and other venues as outlined in the contract
  • Manages the digitization staff, paid, voluntary, and work-study, in the technical processes required
  • Helps conceptualize, produce, and disseminate digital content from the library's collections and provides technical support for all content initiatives
  • Works with staff and community to brainstorm, formulate, track and help develop new digital tools
  • Provides leadership in the digitization community state/regional wide
  • Assists in managing overall content within the library's Drupal-powered website
  • Compiles library website usage data and analytics
  • Helps build the library's digital collections CMS and repository
  • Knowledge of digital preservation systems, standards and best practices with digital preservation best practices
  • Develops online initiatives with an emphasis on utilizing web tools and interfaces
  • Works with department managers and programming staff to integrate a digital presence into collections and all programming as feasible
  • Miscellaneous duties, as required

 EDUCATION AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

Master's degree from a Museum Studies program or Library/Information Science program, or Master's degree in a relevant subject area with extensive experience working with cultural collections.

  • Two years' experience working with digital humanities or collections
  • Experience working with digital asset management, digital repository and/or digital library systems, such as Fedora, Islandora, CONTENTdm, etc.
  • Knowledge of metadata and encoding standards
  • Applied experience with current web and digital content technologies
  • Learn and respond quickly to constant changes in technology
  • Effectively plan, organize and prioritize work assignments
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Enthusiastic attitude and ability to thrive in a highly collaborative team environment
  • Marketing and social media experience preferred

 SALARY:  $45,000 - $55,000 depending on experience, plus benefits.  This is a Union position

DEADLINE FOR COVER LETTER AND RESUME:  January 31, 2017

COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO:  HR@provlib.org

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Spring 2017 New England Archivists' Meeting

Early-bird registration for the New England Archivists' Spring 2017 Meeting is now open!

Register now for the Spring 2017 Meeting, "Changing Tides," March 23-25 in Hyannis, Massachusetts, and take part in a discussion of the many ways in which the archival profession and the world around us are shifting. This year's meeting will focus on collaboration in a changed environment. See the current schedule-at-a-glance for more information on all events planned during the three-day meeting. 

In the coming weeks look for future NEA announcement with more details on: 

GOT QUESTIONS?
If you have questions regarding registration, please see our Registration FAQ or contact NEA's Registrar, Emily Atkins, atregistrar@newenglandarchivists.org

For questions or concerns about accessibility and/or disability accommodations that you would like addressed before registration, please contact NEA's Inclusion and Diversity Coordinator, Anna Clutterbuck-Cook, at diversity@newenglandarchivists.org / 617-646-0561 for assistance.

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Archival Assistant, Center for the History of Medicine, Boston, MA

The Center for the History of Medicine (https://www.countway.harvard.edu/chom), Francis A. Countway Library, is currently seeking applications for one (1) LHT position (17 hours per week) to support the acquisitions and accessioning work of the Archivist, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. LHTs 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

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, February 17, 2017.

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Library Director, Abbott Library, Sunapee, NH

Duties/Description: The Town of Sunapee, a small New England town that enjoys close proximity to Lake Sunapee and Mount Sunapee is seeking an innovative, energetic, experienced and future-ready professional for the position of Library Director.  The Director will oversee a staff of 7 employees (4 FTE) and is responsible for the efficient administration and management of the library. The library serves a community of 3,365 year round residents and a large seasonal community and has an operating budget of $ 390,000.00. The ideal candidate will be tech savvy with a thorough understanding, working knowledge and appreciation for cutting edge technology.   The new library building was completed in 2014 and offers meeting rooms for library and community use, a cozy fireplace, and comfortable seating with a beautiful view of Mount Sunapee. The Director will work closely with the Board of Trustees, Friends of the Library and the Abbott Library Foundation to raise funds and advocate for the library.  

Information on the library and a job description can be found at www.abbottlibrary.org 

Qualifications: Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school; 2 to 5 years of progressively responsible experience in professional library work, including three years of administrative and supervisory responsibility at a public library.

Starting Salary Range: $56,992.00 - $62,920.00 with an excellent benefit package

Closing Date:  January 27, 2017

EOE

Application:  If interested please send a letter of application, resume and 3 references by email to:
Carol Brudnicki, Secretary
Abbott Library Trustees
Carol@Brudnicki.com

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Subject Specialist, Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield, MA

DEADLINE TO APPLY: FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2017
INTERESTED CANDIDATES: Apply at http://cityofpittsfield.hyrell.com
POSITION TITLE: Supervisor / Specialist I
GRADE LEVEL: 9
SALARY RANGE: $17.18 - $25.19, Hourly
FLSA: Non-Exempt

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS: Positions classified in this grade are professional in nature and involve working as part of the Reference Team, under the general supervision of the Reference Services Supervisor, in meeting library and departmental goals. Decision-making and problem solving, including interpretation of library policy and the exercise of independent judgment are necessary. In-depth knowledge and ability in advanced library procedures, including research and the teaching of research skills are required. Comfort with technology and a commitment to keeping tech skills current are essential. Initiative in project planning and outreach to promote library services in the community is desired. Public desk staffing is routinely involved. Some clerical tasks are assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS / RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs specific tasks assigned by the supervisor, including one time and ongoing projects.
  • Initiates and/or manages programs to promote library services.
  • Makes selections for purchase in areas of subject specialty.
  • Coordinates acquisition of library's periodical collection, or coordinates library's interlibrary loan services, performing associated clerical duties.
  • Applies problem solving abilities; routinely addresses complaints.
  • Performs complex catalog, database and internet searches.
  • Provides public desk coverage, including assisting library patrons by answering reference questions of higher complexity; by locating and using department materials and equipment; and by maintaining public decorum.
  • Assists in the training and supervision of subordinate staff.
  • Identifies opportunities and accepts assignments for program planning and execution, which may include budgeting, space planning, promotion, report writing and associated outreach.
  • Uses the library's audio-visual, office and computer equipment and resources, and may routinely offer training to staff and/or public in its use.
  • May be cross-trained for grade-appropriate professional assignments in other library departments.
  • Other duties as assigned, including clerical and shelving tasks as required.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Library Director and/or Senior Supervisor.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Assigns work to Library Aides, Library Assistants, Senior Assistants, Senior Technicians in the absence of the supervisor.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: A master's degree in library science. Exceptional candidates with a combination of three years of related experience and/or education will be considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Specialized knowledge of library operations and services.
  • Skill in collecting, organizing and analyzing numerical data.
  • General knowledge of office procedures.
  • Knowledge of current trends in field of expertise (e.g., online searching, business resources, music and arts resources, local history, genealogy, archives, etc.).
  • Knowledge of reference services and sources
  • Solid understanding of integrated library systems, computing, mobile technology and basic hardware and software for initial troubleshooting.
  • Ability to discern patrons' needs and to communicate clearly when answering questions and providing information.
  • Skill in personal time management.
  • Skill in written communication.
  • Ability to organize and present information to a group.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with general public in an urban library setting.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED: The employee is required to use a variety of desktop and portable computer devices, general office equipment, digital microfilm reader and printers, and may be required to use digital camera.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to manage multiple patron inquiries, in person or on the phone, maintain a service desk presence, and move items up to 20 lbs.
  • The position requires routine work on computer screens with text, images and numerical data.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work is performed in an open, public environment with significant foot traffic.
  • This position requires routine evening and Saturday assignments. At these times the employee may be the senior staff member on duty in the library.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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Youth Librarian, Lenox Library Association, Lenox, MA

The Lenox Library Association has an immediate opening for its Youth Librarian position. We seek a dynamic, enthusiastic advocate for youth literacy. 

Masters Degree in Library Science preferred; will consider candidates with commensurate experience.

For more details, see http://mblc.state.ma.us/jobs/find_jobs/rss.php?job_id=11193

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Summer Internship Program, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Cambridge, MA

About the Program

Each summer the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University swings open the doors of our vibrant yellow house to welcome a group of talented and curious students as full-time interns - Berkterns! - who are passionate about the promise of the Internet. Finding connected and complementary research inquiries among their diverse backgrounds, students represent all levels of study, are being trained in disciplines across the board, and come from universities all over the world to tackle issues related to the core of the Center's research agenda. Summer interns jump head first into the swirl of the Berkman Klein universe, where they are deeply and substantively involved in our research projects and efforts.

Becoming invaluable contributors to the Center's operation and success, interns conduct collaborative and independent research under the guidance of Berkman Klein staff, fellows, and faculty. Specific roles, tasks, and experiences vary depending on Center needs and interns' skills; a select list of expected opportunities for this coming summer is below. Typically, the workload of each intern is primarily based under one project or suite of projects, with encouragement and flexibility to get involved in additional projects across the Center.

In addition to joining research teams, summer interns participate in special lectures with Berkman Klein Center faculty and fellows, engage each other through community experiences like weekly interns discussion hours, and attend Center-wide events and gatherings with members of the wider Berkman Klein community. As well, each year interns establish new channels for fun and learning, such as organizing debates and pub quizzes; establishing reading groups and book clubs; producing podcasts and videos; and hosting potlucks, cook-offs, and BBQs (fortunately for us, people share).

The word "awesome" has been thrown around to describe our internships, but don't take our word for it.  Interns Royze Adolfo and Hilda Barasa documented the summer 2012 internship experience here.  Former intern Zachary McCune had this to say: "it has been an enchanting summer working at the berkman center for internet & society.  everyday, i get to hang out with some of the most brilliant people on the planet. we talk, we write (emails), we blog, we laugh, we play rock band. and when things need to get done, we stay late hyped on free coffee and leftover food. it is a distinct honor to be considered a peer among such excellent people. and i am not just talking about the fellows, staff, and faculty, though they are all outstanding. no, i mean my peers as in my fellow interns, who are almost definitely the ripening next generation of changemakers."

Time Commitment

The summer 2017 program will run from Monday, June 5, 2017 through Friday, August 11, 2017.  Summer internships are full time positions (35 hours/week).

Payment

Interns are paid $11.50 an hour, with the exception of certain opportunities for law students who receive summer public interest funds (more about these specific cases at the link for law students below).

No other benefits are provided, and interns must make their own housing, insurance, and transportation arrangements.

Commitment to Diversity

The work and well-being of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society are profoundly strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, age, disability, and much more. We actively seek and welcome people of color, women, the LGBTQIA community, persons with disabilities, and people at intersections of these identities, from across the spectrum of disciplines and methods.

Eligibility

  • Internships are open to students enrolled across the full spectrum of disciplines.

  • Internships are open to students at different levels of academic study including those in bachelor's, master's, law, and Ph.D programs.  We also welcome applications from recent graduates and those in between academic programs.

  • Summer interns do not need to be U.S. residents or in school in the U.S.; indeed, we encourage international students to apply. 

  • Selected interns must be authorized to be employed in the United States during the summer.  The Berkman Klein Center works with the Harvard International Office (HIO) to sponsor J-1 Student Intern Visas, which permit employment, for selected summer interns who meet the visa requirements.  More information can be found on the HIO website athttp://hio.harvard.edu/j-student-intern-visa.

  • Summer interns do not need an existing affiliation with Harvard University.

Select Expected Summer 2017 Opportunities

Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence
We are seeking to hire a small group of interns to focus exclusively on research related to artificial intelligence and how to shape its development in a way that advances the public good. Machine learning and related computational techniques present a new set of challenges for not only engineers and computer scientists, but also for social scientists, ethicists and philosophers, legal scholars, economists, and policymakers. Candidates for this position should be eager to work across a variety of different disciplines. Throughout the summer, the interns will work closely with a team of researchers and faculty members at Berkman Klein to conduct research that helps conceptualize the challenges and implications of AI (broadly defined), and works toward identifying practical solutions and tools. Tasks may include (a) writing research memos, op-eds, and articles, (b) researching and synthesizing a variety of AI-focused articles, books, and other publications and (c) supporting the Center's work across a range of topics relating to AI, algorithms, and machine learning. This position requires high degrees of flexibility, strong writing and communication skills, as well as the ability to find, absorb, critically analyze, and debate large amounts of materials from various sources and across disciplines. No technical background is required.

Communications
The Berkman Klein communications team is looking for a creative, motivated candidate to work  on variety of editorial, administration, and digital media tasks that help tell the Berkman Klein story to the public and target audiences. The comms intern may be asked to assist with any aspect of the Center's communications activities, including editing and writing website and social media content, designing materials, pitching in with multimedia production, assisting with events and outreach, and developing new and creative ways to share and amplify the research and other activities undertaken by the Center and its projects. It is a great position for someone looking to familiarize her/himself with the Berkman Klein Center community, its activities and interests, and the Internet and society issues of the day. The right candidate will be sharp, flexible, and reliable and will possess strong organizational skills to help juggle multiple tasks, people, and projects. An understanding of both traditional and social media is key for this position. Interest across the broad areas of Berkman Klein research is big plus. Familiarity with website content management systems, Mailchimp, InDesign, audio editing, and media monitoring software is helpful, but not required.

Freedom of Expression
The Berkman Klein Center's suite of freedom of expression-related projects, including Internet Monitor, is seeking a small team of interns to conduct research on Internet filtering, monitoring, and control efforts around the globe; engage in related data gathering efforts using online sources; contribute to report writing; blog regularly about issues concerning online freedom of expression; and manage various projects' social media accounts.  In the past, interns have also supported research on blogospheres and other online communities around the world, contributed to literature reviews, and hand coded online content.  Foreign language skills, particularly in Persian, Arabic, Russian, and Chinese, are useful.  More information about some of the Berkman Klein Center's work on freedom of expression can be found at the following link: https://thenetmonitor.org.

Cyberlaw Clinic
The Cyberlaw Clinic provides pro bono legal services to individuals, startups, non-profit and other mission-driven organizations, and government entities. Every summer, Clinic interns contribute to a range of real-world projects related to the Internet and technology. Interns may assist the Clinic team in providing guidance on copyright and trademark issues; support advocacy efforts to protect civil liberties; consider domestic and global human rights impacts of technology on privacy and free expression; and work with agencies and organizations that promote innovation in the delivery of government services. Interns in the Cyberlaw Clinic can expect direct hands-on experience working with clients under the supervision of the Clinic's staff attorneys. More information about the Cyberlaw Clinic can be found at http://clinic.cyber.harvard.edu.

Cybersecurity 
The Cybersecurity Project is engaging in a clean-slate evaluation of the set of responsibilities related to foreign intelligence gathering, which has expanded to include the exploitation of cybersecurity vulnerabilities and cross border data access reform. In this project, we aim to identify concrete steps to clarify roles and boundaries for the intelligence community, the corporate sector, academics, non-profits, and individuals; to examine how the cybersecurity risks are conceptualized and assessed by governments and companies, particularly companies with global operations; and to rebuild legitimacy and public support for cross-sectoral cybersecurity policies and practices. In 2016, the Project published its first report on the "going dark" debate around the increasing use of encryption in commonly available consumer products. More information about the project can be found at http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/research/cybersecurity.

Digital Finance Initiative
The Digital Finance Initiative at the Berkman Klein Center studies the legal and social impact of digitally networked platforms for finance and property rights. We are particularly interested in the potential new technologies offer for greater access to and participation in financial services, property systems and overall economic governance. As finance and property systems modernize, critical questions arise about interoperability, data standards, transparency, and network governance. The right answers can spur innovation, decrease systemic risk, and increase stability for the billions of people who are on the margins of today's global economy.  Interns joining the team will be immersed in current research, and will work with leading startups and researchers in the field.  They will will have a chance to build sites and tools to analyze and visualize data and to write and research on related topics of their choosing. Depending on the candidates' skills and interests tasks may include: researching historical market structure innovation and governance models for financial services and property registries; analyzing different types of property and rights in property created by blockchain networks; summarize prior original research and draft findings; and/or gathering and analyzing data related to the accessibility of financial services.  A candidate for this position could further contribute by publishing findings from their work as blog posts and articles.

Geek Cave Software Development
The Berkman Klein Geek Cave is a great place to dive into technical and software development projects over the summer. Interns joining the Geek Cave will work to extend open source development projects of various kinds. We have four fun, talented, devoted, full-time developers on staff, which interns will work with to help hone their 1337 skillz. Interns will also have opportunities to manage the complex system of hamster wheels that keep the network moving. Our team also regularly works with ruby, php, bash, javascript, elasticsearch, solr, postgresql, and a slew of other tools. Geek Cave interns applying this summer should be familiar with one or more of [ruby, php, javascript]. Experience with ubuntu linux, rails, meteor, wordpress and drupal is a plus. More info about the projects that we work on can be found on our github organization page: http://github.com/berkmancenter.

Global Access in Action
Global Access in Action (GAiA), a project of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, is seeking a paid summer intern from June to August 2017. GAiA conducts action-oriented research into access to lifesaving medicines, and alternative incentives for the development of medical treatments for underserved populations. Improving access and promoting socially beneficial innovation are key strategies for combating the communicable disease burden that disproportionately harms the world's most vulnerable populations.  For examples of our previous work, see here and here. Interns will be responsible for assisting with a variety of tasks including research, writing, event management, project administration, and communications.  In particular, interns will help with:  (1) general administrative support for the project; (2) assistance in finalizing work product on model statutes designed to increase access to medicines; (3) ongoing work with pharmaceutical companies interested in implementing better access to medicine strategies; and (4) communications and outreach for GAiA. We are looking for candidates who are detail-oriented, hard-working, and committed to global public health.  Experience with global health, intellectual property, competition law, and communications are helpful but not required.

Harmful Speech Online
The Berkman Klein Center conducts research, policy analysis, and network building efforts devoted to the study of harmful and hate speech online, in close collaboration with the Center for Communication Governance at National Law University in New Delhi, the Digitally Connected network, and in conjunction with Network of Centers (NoC). This effort seeks research assistants who will contribute to the development research methods and protocols to enable and support robust cross-country comparisons; study and document country experiences, including the policies and practices of governments and private companies, as well as civil society initiatives and responses; and build and expand research, advocacy, and support networks. Summer interns may help to work on reviewing and synthesizing relevant literature across fields; help gather data; analyze digital, social, and other forms of online media and discourse; write and edit essays, publications, and translational communications; and work with collaborators and researchers around the world.  More information can be found at https://cyber.law.harvard.edu/node/99203.

Harvard Open Access Project (HOAP)
HOAP fosters open access (OA) to research, advises on OA policies and projects, undertakes research on OA, and provides OA to timely and accurate information about OA itself. HOAP interns may enlarge the Open Access Directory (OAD), a wiki-based encyclopedia of OA, help with ongoing OA research projects, or contribute to the Open Access Tracking Project (OATP), a social-tagging project organizing knowledge about OA. They might also help document and promote TagTeam, a HOAP-directed open-source tagging platform built at the Berkman Klein Center to support OATP. More information about HOAP can be found at http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/hoap.

Lumen
Lumen is a website, database, and research project that collects and studies requests to remove material from online.   Our goals are to conduct and facilitate research on these removal requests by academics, journalists and policy-makers, and to provide as much transparency to the Internet-using public as possible about the "ecology" of such requests, in terms of who is sending them, why, to whom, and to what effect.  Lumen is looking for several energetic internally motivated candidates who are or soon will become college undergraduates, and who have an interest in technology, law, and policy.  A summer intern working for Lumen will primarily be responsible for data entry, curation, and redaction, including coding metadata and working with source partners to facilitate the ingestion and processing of notices outside of Lumen's automated processes. Interns will also have the opportunity to work on a wider range of assignments including: writing blog posts; updating news and research resources for on-site publication; managing and contributing to Lumen social media presence, event planning and management; and assisting when necessary with research and writing projects.  Some thoughts from past summer interns about their experience can be found here and here, and more information about Lumen is at http://www.lumendatabase.org.

Privacy Tools for Sharing Research Data
The Privacy Tools for Sharing Research Data project brings together expertise in computer science, statistics, law, policy, and social science across five research centers across Harvard and MIT. It seeks to develop methods, tools, and policies to further the tremendous research potential of data containing information about individuals while protecting privacy. The legal team, led by Prof. Urs Gasser at the Berkman Klein Center, explores cross-disciplinary approaches to data privacy and devises new privacy frameworks, legal instruments, and policy recommendations that complement privacy-preserving technologies being developed in the project. To support this work, the Berkman Klein team is looking for rising second and third-year law students to conduct research and analysis on topics related to privacy law and policy. Summer interns will write legal memoranda on selected topics in privacy law and policy, draft data sharing agreements, survey the academic literature on privacy, contribute to the development of new tools for privacy and data sharing, and attend lectures and events with privacy experts from a wide range of disciplines. More information about the project can be found on the Privacy Tools project website at http://privacytools.seas.harvard.edu.

Responsive Communities 
Responsive Communities, led by Professor Susan Crawford, addresses the most important issues of social justice, civil liberties, and economic development involving Internet access and government use of data. The initiative offers a forum for meaningful engagement across academia, government, and industry. One of the major initiative projects for 2017 is a new book that makes the case for a universal upgrade to fiber-optic telecommunications infrastructure.  Responsive Communities seeks interns to assist with research for the new book, Fiber, which will explore the future--of communications, healthcare, education, and environmental sustainability, among others--that no country, including the US, will have unless it makes a concerted, nationwide move to ubiquitous and affordable last-mile fiber-optic communications and competing advanced wireless services.  Interns will work closely with Professor Crawford, should be willing to conduct some interviews and dig into primary and secondary research, and will contribute to the book and accompanying long-form and short-form writing projects. Ideal candidates will have meticulous research and strong writing skills, demonstrate strong organizational skills, and and be self-motivated. Video of a fall 2016 luncheon talk Professor Crawford gave about Responsive Communities may be found here.

Special Projects with Executive Director Urs Gasser 
We are seeking to hire a small team of summer interns to work on a variety of projects undertaken by Berkman Klein's Executive Director Urs Gasser, including but not limited to, a new project that explores the evolving role of law in the digital age, engineering a "re-coding" of cyberlaw that better aligns the law with the spheres of technological innovations such as artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, and new modes of blended, multimodal governance. Please read Urs' article in the Harvard Law Review Forum, "Recoding Privacy Law: Reflections on the Future Relationship Among Law, Technology, and Privacy," for more information. Additional research topics during the internship include privacy, cybersecurity, comparative law, digital health, interoperability, and Internet governance. Tasks include (a) research for presentations and events, op-eds, a book, and articles, (b) editorial work, and (c) general support on a range of international initiatives. This position requires high degrees of flexibility, strong communication skills, as well as the ability to find, absorb, critically analyze, and debate large amounts of written and other media materials from a various sources. This position is an ideal opportunity for individuals interested in pursuing graduate or legal studies in the future, as well as those individuals currently enrolled in graduate or law school. Knowledge of foreign languages is a plus. More information about Urs' research can be found at http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/people/ugasser.

Technology, Law and Library Innovation
The Library Innovation Lab explores intersections of technology, law and libraries. Each summer we welcome 2-3 Berkman Klein Center interns to collaborate on projects big and small with our band of developers, designers, lawyers and librarians. This summer, as part of our Caselaw Access Project, we'll be experimenting with a huge new dataset of all US court decisions, working on an API to promote public access and research use of the data, and pursuing small discovery and demonstration projects to help illustrate the possible uses of this important dataset. We're also working to transform textbooks and expand open educational resources through a major redesign and relaunch of our H2O platform. And we're building open source software called Perma.cc that helps scholars, courts and many others preserve web citations against link rot. Those are some of our big projects. We also have many other small sketches and explorations in motion all the time. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds and perspectives who share our enthusiasm for this work. Technical expertise is great but not required. Please join us!

Youth and Media
During a summer at Youth and Media, summer interns will contribute to various researchadvocacy, and development initiatives around youth and technology. By understanding young people's interactions with digital media, this highly collaborative project aims to gain detailed insights into youth media practices and digital fluencies, harness the associated opportunities, address challenges, and ultimately shape the evolving regulatory and educational framework in a way that advances the public interest.  For 2017, we are looking for candidates that (1) have interest and experience in qualitative research methods to assist with analyzing focus group and one-on-one interviews around topics of privacy, the digital economy, and artificial intelligence, youth use of the Internet in developing countries, and new ways of learning, (2) master various types of writing (grant writing, memo writing, report writing, newsletter writing, literature review, and so on) and editing, (3) are interested in developing curricular material (e.g. modules) and other learning tools (e.g. games), and (4) ideally have experience in graphic design, coding, and/or media production.  See what past Youth and Media summer interns said about their time at Youth and Media here and here.

To Apply

We know what you're thinking. Yes please. I want that. That sounds magical.  Did I mention that I have incredible dance moves?  Here's what you should do...

  • Law students: please find application instructions and important additional information here.
  • Students from disciplines other than law: please find more information and application instructions here.

The application deadline for all students for summer 2017 is Monday, February 13, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET

Questions?

Please start with our Summer Internship Program FAQ

Have questions not covered in the FAQ? Email Rebecca Tabasky at rtabasky@cyber.harvard.edu.

https://cyber.harvard.edu/getinvolved/internships_summer

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Biological Sciences and Sciences Research Data Services Librarian, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

LOCATION:   Reference and Research Services Department

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.

REFERENCE AND RESEARCH SERVICES DEPARTMENT 

Located in the Suzzallo and Allen Libraries, the Reference and Research Services Department provides virtual and on-site information and reference services in the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and international studies.  Units in the Department include Educational Outreach, Information Services, Suzzallo Reference, Government Publications, Maps, Media, Microforms and Newspapers, Research Data Services, and the Research Commons, with a total staff of 36. Librarians provide consultation, reference, instruction, and collections in support of their academic departments.

THE POSITION

The Biological Sciences and Sciences Research Data Services Librarian delivers responsive and innovative information services in support of the Department of Biology, actively building relationships with faculty, researchers, staff, and students in the biological sciences, botany, and zoology.  The position collaborates with a team of natural sciences librarians to provide Libraries services to programs across the life sciences, and serves as the sciences research data services liaison. 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Serves as a member of the natural sciences team, providing an array of responsive services and resources that meet the needs of many science disciplines, including the biological sciences, botany, zoology, forestry, fisheries, oceanography, marine affairs, environmental sciences, atmospheric sciences, and earth and space sciences, as well as the many research centers managed by these programs.  Participates in meetings of the Science Librarians group and is an active member of the Sciences Teaching Community.
  • Initiates and establishes liaison relationships with faculty, students, and staff in the Department of Biology, providing instruction, reference, and consultation services, and participating in departmental activities. In consultation with colleagues, develops collections in the biological sciences, botany, and zoology.  Creates and maintains research guides and other tools in the biological sciences.
  • Collaborates with Research Data Services and the Science Librarians in supporting data services in the sciences, including the provision of tools and services for organizing, storing, and sharing research data.  Assists science faculty and students in managing the entire lifecycle of data resulting from research projects of all types.  Serves as the liaison between Research Data Services and the Sciences Librarians, developing expertise in data management and sharing that with colleagues.
  • Provides other services and support as described in the UW Libraries' Subject Librarian Position Description Framework
  • Uses assessment data to inform the development of new services as new needs arise in the life sciences fields, following trends in scholarly communication and e-science.
  • Provides general reference services online and in-person.

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.
  • Evidence of ability to work independently and with others in a demanding and rapidly changing environment where collaboration, consultation, and cooperation are essential.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills; evidence of strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Evidence of initiative, creativity, and resourcefulness in previous professional or academic activities.
  • Experience in planning and/or providing information literacy instruction.
  • Evidence of knowledge or interest in research data management practices and services and the willingness to assume leadership in this area for the sciences.
  • Evidence of interest in and ability to learn and apply new technologies to user services.

Preferred

  • One to two years of experience working in public services in an academic library.
  • Experience in collection development
  • Experience working with researchers and students in sciences disciplines
  • Experience with research data management practices and services
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree or extensive study in the biological or related sciences 

SALARY

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

RANK

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

BENEFITS

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

APPLICATION PROCESS

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

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Assistant Director, Libraries Academic Human Resources)
  • 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: Biological Sciences and Sciences Research Data Services 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, February 10, 2017.

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

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

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

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

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Cataloging Internship, State Library of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

The Technical Services Department at the State Library of Massachusetts is offering an unpaid internship for a current Simmons cataloging student interested in gaining practical cataloging experience in a unique library setting. The internship will focus first on RDA copy cataloging of print monographs and then will focus on RDA original cataloging of print and electronic monographs and serials.

The internship requires a minimum commitment of eight hours per week, starting immediately and continuing through the end of the semester, with the possibility of extension. Schedules are negotiable within the department's operating hours of Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.

The State Library is conveniently located in downtown Boston in the Massachusetts State House, one block from the Park Street MBTA station.

  • During the internship you will:
  • Learn how to use cataloging software (OCLC Connexion and Evergreen ILS)
  • Learn the basic rules and standards for cataloging (RDA and MARC)
  • Edit existing cataloging records for monographs
  • Create original cataloging records for monographs and serials
  • Apply barcodes and call number labels to the newly cataloged materials
  • Shelve the materials that you have cataloged

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to:

Laura Schaub
Cataloging Librarian
State Library of Massachusetts
laura.schaub@state.ma.us

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Open Publishing Librarian, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Syracuse University Libraries is seeking applicants for an Open Publishing Librarian.


This Position at the Syracuse University Libraries leads the Libraries' open publishing services for the University community.  The position develops, champions, and assesses business models for open publishing, broad technical requirements, partnerships, strategy, and necessary policies and procedures. The position helps the Libraries serve the University not only as its principal buyer and lessor of scholarship, but by enhancing its global reputation through open
distribution of its scholarly and creative works.

The position leads Syracuse University's institutional repository (SURFACE) and manages a variety of projects to produce high-quality digital publications in multiple genres and formats.  The position provides outreach and support for open publishing initiatives, including open journals; provides copyright services on the Libraries' behalf; promotes author rights to University researchers, and promotes the development and adaptation of open educational resources. It also shapes connections between instructional programming and scholarly communication through the development of new collaborative partnerships and through assisting faculty and researchers to make greater use of services provided via  SURFACE.

This position requires:

  • At least 1 year of experience in an academic library or research setting or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • At least 2 years plus digital scholarly publishing experience - ideally in an open context
  • Strong understanding of contemporary developments in digital publishing, open access initiatives, open educational resources, and the open publishing landscape, including copyright and other author's rights
  • Strong knowledge of contemporary developments in digital research
  • Demonstrated experience with scholarly editorial practices
  • Experience with repository software, services, and functional development
  • Solid budgetary and management experience
  • Strong analytical skills and experience with statistical tools, including producing reports, visualizing data and communicating findings

The job is posted at: http://www.sujobopps.com/postings/68328.

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Scholarly Communications Librarian, University of California, San Diego, CA

The Scholarly Communications Librarian, a new position that provides leadership and develops strategies for the effective promulgation of information about scholarly communications and open access publishing issues to campus user communities.

  • Lead the Library in defining strategies and services that support faculty and researchers in exercising their publishing options and that also help ensure sustainable and open access to information resources needed by our university.
  • Advise the campus community on issues of open access; offer guidance on the UC Open Access policies to faculty, students, and staff; and provide consultations and informed recommendations on matters pertaining to scholarly communication, copyright and fair use, database licensing, and user privacy issues.
  • Librarians at UC San Diego are academic appointees and entitled to appropriate professional leave and all other perquisites granted to non-faculty academic personnel. Librarians at UC San Diego are non-Senate academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council - American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This is a represented position.

The UC San Diego Library is committed to supporting the University's rich and diverse academic environment inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological, ability, and ethnic backgrounds. UC San Diego Librarians are expected to participate in library-wide and system-wide planning and governance and to contribute professionally with scholarly publications and/or presentations and through active participation in professional organizations.

Salary: Salary and level of appointment in the Librarian series commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on the University of California pay scales.

Closing Date: Application consideration begins January 23, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

To Apply: For full consideration, please submit applications to: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01302

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Associate Fellows, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD

Now recruiting:

Position(s): National Library of Medicine Associate Fellows

How many: between 3 and 6 Associate Fellows selected each year

Fellowship: one-year with an optional second year to learn about the National Library of Medicine, its products and services

Where: National Library of Medicine, campus of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

When: September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018

Stipend: $53,435; additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance; up to $1,500 in relocation funding

Eligibility: recent graduate (within the past two years) with a master's in information science/library science

Deadline for applications: January 27, 2017

Apply online here: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/applicinfo.html

Contact information: Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301.827.4284 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov

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The NLM Associate Fellowship Program offers a formal curriculum with exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of the NLM web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of the services and product of the National Library of Medicine. 

The September through August program also offers professional development and an introduction to the wider world of health sciences librarianship that may include:

Supported attendance at national professional conferences, including the Medical Library Association's annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting and others

  • Additional seminars, field trips and learning opportunities available on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus
  • Opportunities to meet and interact with senior management at the National Library of Medicine
  • Rotation at the NIH Library (by arrangement)
  • Experienced mentors from National Library of Medicine staff
  • Potential to complete a second year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States

The Fellowship offers:

  • A stipend equivalent to a U.S. Civil Service salary at the GS-9 level ($53,435 in 2016)
  • Additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance
  • Up to $1,500 in relocation funding

Who is eligible?

All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2017.  Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply.  Priority is given to U.S. citizens.

Applications and additional information are available on the Web at https://www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/applicinfo.html Application deadline is January 27, 2017.   Between 4 and 6 fellows will be selected for the program.

Feel free to contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301-827-4284 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov 

The National Library of Medicine is located on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. The 317-acre campus boasts plenty of green space, where we have regular cultural events for staff and the public. Excellent restaurants, shops, transportation, and entertainment make Bethesda a great place to work, and the wealth of museums, monuments, parks, sports and cultural activities in the Washington metropolitan area provides ample recreation opportunities. A metro subway station (Medical Center on the red line) and bus stops on the NIH campus provide access to DC, suburban Maryland, and North Virginia. We also have free parking.

NLM and NIH are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects diversity. NLM hires, promotes, trains, and provides career development based on merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity), parental status, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or political affiliation.

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Special Collections Research Services Assistant, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Under the general direction of the Assistant University Librarian for Archives, Special Collections & Digital Curation the Special Collections Research Services Assistant performs first-response reference services at the UConn Library's John P. McDonald Reading Room.  This position assists users with reference and general information requests, provides excellent customer service, locates and retrieves requested materials, and ensures University, UConn Library, and user standards and ethics are maintained.  This position is responsible for collecting, aggregating, and reporting statistics relating to Archives & Special Collections operations and events and performing other related duties to support the goals and priorities of the Archives & Special Collections Unit.

A complete job description including required qualifications, duties and responsibilities, and further information about the UConn Library can be found at: http://lib.uconn.edu/about/employment-opportunities/professional/.

This is a full time position based in Storrs with an anticipated start date of April 28, 2017. 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.

Applications should be submitted online using UConn Jobs at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu and include a cover letter, detailed resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to khara.leon@uconn.edu.  To ensure consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by February 5, 2017. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

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Research Analyst, LibGig, Los Angeles, CA

LibGig, an LAC Group company, is looking for a Research Analyst for a large national law firm with offices in Los Angeles.  The Research Analyst is primarily responsible for responding to reference and research requests from firm-wide and also assists with current awareness monitoring, collection development and other department activities.  

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performing legal, business and scientific reference and research using a variety of free and fee-based databases and web sites.
  • Handling document delivery and interlibrary loans.
  • Helping patrons use the resources.
  • Assisting with current awareness services by developing requests and monitoring results.
  • Participating in collection development activities, reviewing products and recommending changes to the collection.
  • Contributing to the development of content for the intranet.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited school.
  • 2 years of legal and business research experience, preferably in a law firm or other similar environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to use a wide range of print and online resources, including Westlaw, LexisAdvance, Law 360, Wolters Kluwer, Bloomberg BNA, and other digital tools in a cost-effective manner.
  • Comfortable using Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Outlook and Excel.

Please apply online at: Careers | LIBGIG
LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values diversity in the workforce. 

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

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Book Conservation Summer 2017 Internship, Boston College John J. Burns Library, Chestnut Hill, MA

Book Conservation Internship summer 2017 at The John J. Burns Library for rare books, special collections, and
archives at Boston College is pleased to offer a summer internship in the Library's conservation lab. Under the direction of the Burns Library conservator, the intern will perform project-based book conservation. Projects will include the constructing archival clamshell boxes for early printed books, conditioning older leather bindings, and creating Mylar wrappers for modern volumes. Additionally, the intern may assist with a pamphlet housing project. Discussions with the conservator regarding: treatment options and documentation, climate control, emergency response and other conservation issues will also be offered.

The internship requires 10 hours per week (Tuesday-Thursday) work on site early June through July 2017. The intern will be responsible for his or her own transportation and parking. This is an unpaid internship.

Applicants must be fluent in English and demonstrate positive communication skills. Applicants must be recent graduates or currently enrolled at an advanced level in a recognized conservation or bookbinding program. Capabilities required at time of internship include box-making and leather binding repair. Applicants must have knowledge of conservation and preservation principles.
Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and two letters of recommendation to Barbara Adams Hebard, Conservator at The John J. Burns Library. Applications and supporting materials should be sent electronically to barbara.hebard@bc.edu by May 5, 2017.

Interviews will be conducted in mid-May 2017 with the intern selection made by May 22, 2017.

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Web, Archive, & Digital Asset Management Summer Intern, Boston Ballet, Boston, MA

The primary focus of this internship is to help with various facets of digital and web asset management under the supervision of the Web Administrator. Additional time will be spent helping to catalogue and organize Boston Ballet's in situ archives (mostly photography and ephemera). 

Responsibilities:
  • Digital Asset Management (DAM)
    • Upload assets digital asset management platform 
    • Help organize, catalogue, and assign metadata, keywords, and descriptions to assets in the DAM
  • Web
    • Upload content and assets to the web CMS
    • Using uploaded content and assets create for publication on bostonballet.org
  • Boston Ballet Archives
    • Help catalogue and organize photography pertaining to Boston Ballet history and performances
    • Conduct research on assets housed in the archives through Playbills, social media and traditional media platforms, and archival materials housed at the Boston Ballet company headquarters
    • Assist in the digitization of photography and other materials
    • Assist in the preparation for storage of archival materials
  • Other projects as assigned. 
Qualifications: 
  • Currently or recently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program 
  • Able to commit to 8-10 hours per week minimum 
  • Familiarity with DAM platforms 
  • Familiarity with CMS platforms especially WYSIWYG formats a plus
  • Familiarity with digital tools such as scanners
  • Familiarity with best practice for archival cataloguing 
  • Independent and self-motivated 
  • Ability to analyze, edit, and prioritize information 
  • Strong organization skills 
  • Proficiency in general office software programs including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. 
  • College level writing skills 
  • Strong research skills and proficiency with internet search tools
  • Enthusiasm, flexibility, a high level of professionalism, creativity, humor, and a love for the arts is encouraged 
  • Knowledge of ballet and/or ballet history is a plus 
Boston Ballet internships are unpaid. Boston Ballet internships are for credit (preferred) or on a volunteer basis. 
To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to internships@bostonballet.org. IMPORTANT - PLEASE INCLUDE THE NAME OF THE INTERNSHIP FOR WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR E-MAIL. No phone calls please.

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Knowledge Services and Technical Literacy Internship, Cambridge Innovation Institute, Needham, MA

Cambridge Innovation Institute (CII) is offering an internship opportunity, available immediately, to candidates who seek practical experience in key areas of corporate knowledge and technology services. The intern will have the opportunity to contribute directly towards the development of services, products, policies, and other aspects of service development and delivery.

This internship uniquely positions the intern to support and learn from cross-functional departments within Cambridge Innovation institute. The intern will work with managers in Knowledge and Information Services (KIS) and Information Technology (IT) on projects relating to developing information and technology services, including developing information and technology literacy. This includes participating in the expansion of the corporate training site and its contents, redesigning and rebranding the services of KIS, redeveloping the KIS intranet site, and developing search training material for staff. Projects will involve balancing detail-orientation and the opportunity to apply broader perspectives. CII's Intranet is a SharePoint site that is integrated with Office365 and OneDrive. 

This internship will suit candidates who are interested in learning how to apply principles they have learned in courses related to knowledge management, technology, information services, online and digital information services, including site/product/service usability (user interfaces, metadata, search optimization, etc.). Candidates should have an interest in helping to meet users' information, knowledge, and technical needs; understanding needs/problems and developing solutions; applying strong writing and communication skills; and working with technology. Experience in SharePoint, writing (technical, scientific, journalism, or business communication), and training would be helpful, but is not required.

This position involves 10-15 hours per week. Working hours are flexible during weekdays. Compensation is $15/hour. To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to ssamson@cambridgeinnovationinstitute.com.

Cambridge Innovation Institute (CII) is a knowledge-based company that supports the development of knowledge and innovation in scientific, technical, engineering, and medical organizations and disciplines. We provide cutting-edge events, publishing, and training to leading commercial, academic, government and research organizations across the life science and energy industries. To learn more about the Cambridge Innovation Institute, please visit: http://www.cambridgeinnovationinstitute.com/
$15/hour
Please send your cover letter and resume to Shauna Samson, ssamson@cambridgeinnovationinstitute.com.

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2017 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

The Library of Congress is currently accepting applications for the 2017 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program, a paid, 10-week internship that will take place from May 30, 2017 to August 4, 2017. 

Undergraduate and graduate students accepted into the Junior Fellows Program are invited to Washington, DC to collaborate with world-class curators and specialists on an exciting array of projects that span the vast collections of the world's largest library. The work of the Junior Fellows results in access and information for students, teachers, librarians, researchers, and historians across the world. Junior Fellows combine their interests and skills to make materials available - for example, cataloging items and creating finding aids to facilitate research; utilizing scientific inquiry to support preservation efforts; and curating sets of materials into onsite and online web exhibits! Read more about the 2017 projects and the desired skills and knowledge required for each, here: http://www.loc.gov/hr/jrfellows/about.html

For more details, visit us at the Junior Fellows Program website: http://www.loc.gov/hr/jrfellows/.
The application for the 2017 program is available here (https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/459175100/) on USAJOBS (or search using keyword: Junior Fellows), until Friday, January 27, 2017 at 11:59PM ET.

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Project Manager for Online Exhibitions, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Location: Harvard Library (90 Mt. Auburn St & other locations as required)
Normal Work Week: Tuesdays 1-3pm, other hours flexible, 8-10 hrs/week
Compensation: $15/hour; academic credit also possible

Summary: The Digital Learning & UX department at Harvard Library is seeking an intern to work as a project manager for a new library-wide task force investigating online exhibitions platforms. The intern will be responsible for managing meeting records (notes, project wiki, etc.), doing background research, summarizing data, and may have the opportunity to conduct interviews with stakeholders. 

Job Duties & Requirements:

  • Attend biweekly task force meetings.
  • Manage all project documentation.
  • Transcribe stakeholder interviews and code data.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Previous experience conducting qualitative research preferred.
  • Experience or coursework in archives or special collections preferred.
  • Experience working with library or museum exhibitions preferred. 

Start Date: January 31, 2017 (preferred)

End Date: May 30, 2017 (negotiable) 

Contact information:

Kris M. Markman, Ph.D.
kristine_markman@harvard.edu

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Kris Markman at the above email address.

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

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

Summary:

The Historical & Special Collections ("HSC") team in the Harvard Law School Library seeks a flexible and engaged person who seeks broad-based experience in a busy and multifaceted special collections department. The Harvard Law School is preparing for its Bicentennial in late 2017, and HSC will be mounting an exhibit and engaging in research projects to support the event. The Temporary Library Assistant will assist HSC in its daily operations and work on projects related to the Bicentennial.

This is a part-time, temporary position, running approximately 8 months from February through September 2017. The position reports to Karen Beck, Manager, Historical & Special Collections.

Typical Duties

  • Staff HSC's reading room - help onsite researchers use HSC's materials; explain and enforce policies for safe handling of the collection.
  • Support research, imaging, and conservation projects by requesting, delivering, and retrieving HSC's materials from various campus locations.
  • Assist with Bicentennial-related physical plant projects.
  • Locate and provide images from HSC's collections for the Bicentennial exhibit and other projects.
  • Perform online and in-person research associated with the Bicentennial exhibit and related projects.
  • Assist the Exhibit Team with writing, editing, and reviewing content.
  • Support HSC staff working on projects related to the Bicentennial; these may include researching and implementing an exhibit touch-screen display; working with exhibit designers; assisting with the installation of exhibit cases.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Schedule Monday - Friday, 17 hours per week; 4-5 days per week, 3-5 hours per day between the hours of 9:30 am and 5 pm. The term of the position runs approximately from February 2017 through September 2017.

Experience and Education

Required

  • BA degree
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Familiar with MS Office environment
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds; load, transport, and unload library materials on a cart; use a stepladder to shelve and retrieve books

Strongly Preferred

  • MLS or other library/information science degree - completed or in process
  • Experience working in a library special collections environment
  • Experience handling special collections materials
  • Demonstrated library and archival research skills

Salary and Benefits $22 per hour, no benefits

For consideration, please email your resume and cover letter to awalker@law.harvard.edu.

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Head, Research Services, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

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

As the largest publicly funded library system in New England, the UMass Amherst Libraries are key partners in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Libraries are recognized internationally as leaders in such areas as Open Education Resources and Scholarly Communications and in the development of innovative student spaces including a variety of Learning Commons and the first large-scale 3D printing center in a university library anywhere. The main library building, the W.E.B. Du Bois Library, is the tallest academic library structure in the world, named for the Massachusetts native, founder of the NAACP, and life-long scholar on the subject of social change, and is home to the Du Bois Papers, a 100,000+ item collection. Supporting freedom of inquiry, the Libraries foster a diverse and inclusive environment in which to engage with ideas and acquire the critical skills necessary for lifelong learning. 

The UMass Amherst Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative Head of the Research Services department, who will:

  1. Provide innovative leadership to redefine the future roles and responsibilities of the department, expanding the discipline-based focus to include a functional model of library engagement.
  2. Develop, implement, and deliver library research services and initiatives to support the scholarly and academic activities of faculty, researchers, and students, including functional and discipline-specific instructional and research support, scholarly communication, digital scholarship, and systematic reviews.
  3. Provide overall direction for a diverse group of staff to develop and implement a research services program.
  4. Supervise and mentor departmental personnel as individuals and as a team.  Monitor staff training opportunities to ensure staff have the skills and tools necessary for supporting 21st century library services in a rapidly changing environment.
  5. Empower staff to make independent decisions at appropriate operational levels, holding staff accountable for successful completion of assignments, establishing workloads and procedures, providing guidance and direction, monitoring and evaluating performance, and coaching and counseling as needed.  
  6. Align departmental planning, priorities, goals, objectives and services with strategic initiatives of the Libraries and the University.
  7. Develop metrics for success and analyze trends to continually evaluate services and their impact.
  8. Use data and assessment techniques to support evidence-based changes to services, programs and the usesr experience.
  9. Formulate, revise, and implement policies and procedures in response to evolving operational needs. Interpret such policies and procedures for students, faculty and staff as necessary.
  10. Serve as a liaison to assigned academic departments.
  11. Oversee the development of web sites, tutorials, and/or other online tools in support of discipline-based instruction and research support.
  12. Collaborate closely on research service projects with all relevant library stakeholders including Undergraduate Teaching & Learning Services, Science & Engineering Library, Information Resource Management, Special Collections & University Archives, and especially Scholarly Communication.
  13. Monitor, select, and assess (evaluate) collection and information resources in all formats in support of the teaching and research needs of relevant academic departments and programs.
  14. Work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the UMass Amherst Libraries and the campus.
  15. Participate in library-wide planning and governance, work in a shared decision-making environment, and serve as a member of the Library's Senior Management Group and other library committees and working groups.
  16. Represent the Libraries on appropriate campus committees, and at selected professional meetings and conferences as required.
  17. Maintain current knowledge of trends and best practices as they relate to library services. Attend professional development activities as assigned or required to meet departmental goals and objectives.
  18. Perform other related duties as assigned or required to meet department and university goals and objectives.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree in library science - or equivalent degree - from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its appropriate equivalent in librarianship from another country, or have appropriate equivalent experience.
  2. Minimum of five years of successful supervisory, management and leadership experience in an academic library, along with the ability to articulate vision, set direction, and accomplish initiatives in a rapidly changing environment.  
  3. Demonstrated expertise in developing services with high-level support for faculty research needs,
  4. Demonstrated understanding of changes in academic library research trends, and the ability to analyze, implement and adapt to evolving services and technologies.
  5. Excellent organizational skills and effectiveness in balancing multiple assignments and projects.
  6. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work successfully in an intensely collaborative environment with a broad range of people from culturally diverse backgrounds including colleagues, administrators, students, faculty, donors, and alumni.
  7. Experience in applying innovative instructional techniques.
  8. Experience facilitating groups.
  9. Commitment to professional development.
  10. Understands responsibilities with respect to conflicts of interest and behaves in ways consistent with both law and with university policy.
  11. Understands and contributes to implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that is supportive of diversity.
  12. Advanced degree in subject area, mentoring experience, and successful experience in grant writing, preferred.
  13. Working knowledge of at least one foreign language, preferred.

SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Application Instructions:

Please apply online at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=80266 and submit a complete application, including: letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by February 20, 2017 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is strongly committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. As part of a commitment to its own multicultural community, the Libraries seek an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace University initiatives and aspirations. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.

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Resource Sharing & Collections Maintenance Unit Manager, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

A career opportunity is available at Oregon State University Libraries and Press (OSULP).  We are seeking a highly motivated person to oversee the effective management of our Resource Sharing & Collections Maintenance Unit.  Reporting to the Resource Acquisitions & Sharing Director, you will: support, develop, and mentor an amazing staff; provide leadership in evaluating, recommending, and implementing new technologies and service models in resource sharing and collection maintenance; maintain, customize, and troubleshoot software; and ensure access to and maintenance of the physical collection.  You will also have the opportunity to work collaboratively with other libraries, consortial groups (such as Orbis Cascade Alliance and Greater Western Library Alliance), vendors, and, most importantly, patrons. 

Our accessible campus is located in Corvallis, Oregon, a short drive to the coast, Portland, and many other recreational opportunities.

OSULP is an organization that encourages knowledge of and respect for other cultures or backgrounds. OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by February 3, 2017.  The full announcement and application instructions are available at: http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/36837.  Look for posting # P00977UF.

If you have any questions about this position, please contact Richard Sapon-White, search committee chair (richard.sapon-white@oregonstate.edu).

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Temporary Project Librarian, Berklee/Boston Conservatory, Boston, MA

The Berklee and Boston Conservatory Libraries are seeking a temporary librarian to assist on a weeding/collection management project.  The project is expected to start ASAP and continue through the Spring 2017 semester.  There is a possibility of the position continuing beyond that point as a temporary position. 

Job Description

The goal of the project is to compare classical music and musical theater scores between the Berklee Stan Getz Library and the Conservatory Albert Alphin Library in order to consolidate scores into one location. Utilizing reports from a recent GreenGlass project, searching the Koha and Evergreen catalogs, and using specific criteria as instructed, the project worker will systematically go through lists of scores and compare editions, physical conditions, and types of scores in order to determine which scores will be transferred to the Alphin Library, weeded altogether from the Getz Library, or sent to storage. The project worker will coordinate the weeding and de-accessioning of scores and arrange for the removal of the scores from the Getz Library to the Alphin Library or prepare the scores for shipment to Better World Books or for storage. Depending on the progress made and time available, other similar projects may be assigned.

Qualifications and Skills

  • MLS; 1-2 years work experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in Music or equivalent music background.
  • Familiarity with searching ILS systems; experience using Koha and/or Evergreen a plus.
  • Previous exposure to music cataloging.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
Interested and qualified candidates should email a letter of interest, resume, and the names of three references to Jennifer Hunt: jhunt3@berklee.edu.  Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

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Part-Time Library Clerk, Wayland Public Library, Wayland, MA

The Wayland Public Library is seeking a person to perform technical service tasks such as materials ordering, receiving, and book processing. 

Schedule: Currently, two afternoons per week for a total of 5 hours.

Previous tech services work preferred.  Familiarity with computers preferred.  Experience with III Millennium ILS system a plus.  Current hourly rate is $15.69 per hour. If interested, please send cover letter and resume to Dana Mastroianni, Director (dmastroianni@minlib.net), Wayland Public Library, 5 Concord Road, Wayland, MA  01778. Position open until filled.

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Director, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC), Boston, MA

From launching an eBook program that serves public, school, and academic libraries, to opening five new libraries in the past eight months, to groundbreaking digitization projects and an exemplary Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) direct grant program, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) is at the center of innovative library services. The MBLC is currently seeking a Director with the vision and the practical expertise to keep us moving forward.

As Director, you will enjoy working with a motivated nine-member, Governor-appointed Commission and an award-winning staff in a creative environment that focuses on improving and developing library services for all residents in the Commonwealth. You will bring together political leaders, library agencies, the library community and others around important library issues and will be responsible for planning, initiating, promoting and evaluating statewide library service programs. The MBLC also administers funding to provide services for residents with vision loss or physical disabilities through the Worcester Talking Book Library and the nationally-recognized Perkins Braille and Talking Book Library.

Responsibilities

A comprehensive statement of responsibilities can be found here. The most immediate include:

  • Understand the full scope of the MBLC's programs, services, and funding.
  • Refine and implement the strategic plan.
  • Work with the Public Library Construction Team to award provisional grants to successful applicants from $150 million capital bond bill.
  • Initiate relationships with members of the Board of Library Commissioners, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Public Library, Library Network Directors, Directors of the Talking Book Libraries, Center for the Book, cabinet secretaries, legislators, and the Massachusetts library community.

About The MBLC

The first state library agency in the nation, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners was founded in 1890 on the democratic principle that all Massachusetts residents should have free, equal access to public library services. Today that mission continues through programs such as the State Aid to Public Libraries Program, the Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program, direct LSTA grants to libraries, electronic resources, continuing education and resource sharing through the Massachusetts Library System and nine automated networks, trustee and friend advisory and training, and the Library for the Commonwealth at Boston Public Library.

The MBLC has an annual budget of over $25 million in state funds, over $3 million in federal funds and approximately $10-20 million in capital public library construction funds.

Key to the success of our programs are partnerships that include the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, Massachusetts Department of Correction, Northeast Document Conservation Center,the Boston Bruins, Boston Children's Museum, USS Constitution Museum, Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth, Massachusetts Office for Refugees & Immigrants, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (Federal) and recently the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

About Massachusetts

CNBC ranked Massachusetts the smartest state in the country. At the MBLC, we like to think that our amazing libraries have a lot to do with that. In fact, our libraries are busier than many international tourist destinations.

When people are not visiting their library they are able to enjoy the rich history that abounds in Massachusetts. The first settlements in Massachusetts are nearly 400 years old and our streets are filled with history that helped shape our nation.

Massachusetts' educational system continues to be among the best in the nation and the world. Massachusetts students recently scored top among world leaders on reading, science and math tests. World class educational institutions include Harvard, MIT, Wellesley, Smith, Amherst, Tufts and many more.

Massachusetts is also home to Cape Cod, surrounded on nearly all sides by beaches, and the Berkshire Mountains with great hiking and camping. The Commonwealth boasts a vibrant arts and culture community, championship major sports teams and our progressive state was the first in the nation to approve marriage equality in 2004.

Review of applicants begins on February 17, 2017. Please submit a letter of application, résumé online at : https://massanf.taleo.net/careersection/ex/joblist.ftl.

  1. Click on blue Job Search tab
  2. Scroll down to the Agency search and select Board of Library Commissioners from the dropdown list
  3. Click Search for Jobs
  4. Choose Administrator IX

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Call for Applications: New England Archivists Mentoring Program

New England Archivists is proud to announce the relaunch of the NEA Mentoring Program. This year-long program will begin in March 2017. Applications and more information about this popular program are available on the NEA website

WHY PARTICIPATE? 
The NEA Mentoring Program offers members the opportunity to participate in Mentoring Circles, which are small groups that typically consist of four to six mentees and two mentors. Diverging from the traditional one-on-one mentoring model, the circle model fosters not only mentoring relationships between the mentors and the mentees, but also peer-mentoring relationships among the mentees and the co-mentors. 

Mentoring Circles aim to: 

  • Encourage the exchange of experiences, challenges, and opportunities to facilitate goal-setting for career and personal development 
  • Build competence and character to reach those goals 
  • Foster self-confidence, communication skills, and collective growth. 


Mentors and mentees are matched to a circle depending on their interests, goals, and availability. The application process includes an initial survey to determine everyone's interests and support the initial matching. All participants should be current NEA members able to commit to a full cycle of the program (seven to nine months)

HOW TO PARTICIPATE 
Please visit the NEA Mentoring page on the NEA website to learn more about the program and to apply to join. Applications will be accepted through February 15, 2017, and applicants will receive further information by March 8, 2017. 

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Membership Committee Co-Chairs Pam Hopkins (psmhopkins@gmail.com) and Heather Mumford (heather_mumford@hms.harvard.edu).

 

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Information Services/Library intern, Bain & Company, Boston, MA

Overview:

The Information Services/Library intern will assist the Manager and IS team with their administrative tasks. The internship provides valuable experiential learning opportunities to build the many skills that are foundational for a career in library services. Interns are full members of the team for the duration of their internship and are invited to attend regular team meetings and social events.  The intern will work 20 hours per week in Bain's Boston office.

Responsibilities:

Administrative and Research Support

  • Under close supervision, supports the local IS department
  • Ensures invoices are paid on time for online services, books, journals, and stationery. Involves regular liaison with suppliers and the Finance Department
  • May manage subscription and journal acquisition for the department and consultants. Includes suggesting relevant material for purchase, placing orders, updating a subscriptions database and circulating journals
  • Catalogues books for Information Services, plus shelving book and magazine returns as quickly as possible to make them available for other users
  • Builds knowledge of  basic business sources
  • Initiates and undertakes key project work when required such as organizing & updating the Information Services Portal
  • Proactively seeks opportunities to broaden and deepen skill set by participating in special projects
  • Provides ongoing support for basic asset-building activities including processing orders and new acquisitions, cataloging and serials check-in, end-user system updates, tracking circulation of materials from the collection and ongoing maintenance of print and other special collections

Qualifications:

  • Currently working towards undergraduate or graduate degree, preferably in Library or Information Sciences

  • Previous work experience in administrative support, preferably in a professional environment

  • Attention to detail, effective time management and strong verbal skills required

  • Must possess an ability to learn quickly, multi-task and work independently

  • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English required

https://csscareers-bain.icims.com/jobs/2245/library-assistant-intern/job?mobile=false&width=652&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

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Associate Librarian, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China

(Technical & Collection Services) (PR090-2/16-17)   


Hong Kong Baptist University Library invites applications for a creative, forward-thinking, energetic and collaborative Associate Librarian to lead, coordinate, and manage the Library's Technical & Collection Services Division.  This person will lead the transformative efforts to enhance and streamline Technical & Collection Services processes and services to aim at developing practical solutions and creative problem-solving, workflow analysis, assimilation of multiple perspectives and continual exploration and adoption of new technological skills and tools. 

Reporting to, as well as advising and assisting, the University Librarian, the successful candidate will serve as a key member of Library's senior leadership team and, assume a vital role in the development and implementation of strategic initiatives, the coordination and leading of cross-functional project teams for enhancing the services, operations and developing library policies, while overseeing several technical services functions of the Library.

Applicants should possess a recognised degree plus an MLS or equivalent qualification, with substantial appropriate post-qualification experience in academic libraries, of which at least three years at a managerial level, carrying considerable responsibility.  He/She must be able to demonstrate updated knowledge of academic library resources, systems, services, and trends.  Applicants should also possess strong interpersonal skills and be able to work both independently and collaboratively with a diverse range of people within and outside the Library.  Strong service orientation, ability to manage multiple department operations in a dynamic and changing environment, demonstrated excellent leadership and supervisory skills, solid project management experience, as well as experience performing research, compiling and analysing data, and preparing reports & recommendations are essential.  Excellent communication skills in English are required; additionally, proficiency in written Chinese, spoken Putonghua / Cantonese are desirable.

Those who have responded to the advertisement of Associate Librarian (Technical & Collection Services) posted in September 2016 need not re-apply.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to write in response to the requirements and provide an updated curriculum vitae and/or fill in the application form which is obtainable (a) by downloading from http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/applicationforms; or (b) by fax at 3411-7799; or (c) in person from the Personnel Office, Hong Kong Baptist University, AAB903, Level 9, Academic and Administration Building, 15 Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon.  Completed application form should be sent to the same address.  Please quote PR number on all correspondence.  Applicants not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.  Details of the University's Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.

Closing date: Shortlisting will start on 18 February 2017 and until the position is filled.

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Part-time Reference and Instruction Librarian, Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

The STCC Library is well known among colleagues and students for our strength in support of student learning and of student success.  This position provides reference, computer, database services and instruction to students, faculty and staff at the college.  The staff is a team of individuals who all contribute to the library's goals.  

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  

  • Provides excellent public service at our Reference Desk
  • Develops and maintains effective presentation skills
  • Teach bibliographic instruction classes including research and assignment specific skills
  • Must be aware of communication needs and styles of different learners.
  • Collaborates with Reference Staff  
  • Prepares library subject guides and instructional materials for print and web environments
  • Develop knowledge of new technologies and new techniques in reference services
  • Maintain and report accurate statistics surrounding reference services
  • Assists in planning, implementing and publicizing reference services in innovative ways throughout the college community.
  • Participates in library related social media initiatives.
  • Supports a strong service orientation throughout the library.
  • Participates in the library's liaison program.
  • Additional duties as assigned.           

Requirements:

  • Master's degree in Library Science or closely related field; with three (3) years experience and/or training that includes library operations, reference service, bibliographic instruction, circulation service, copy cataloging, and library information systems; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Be able to communicate effectively on a professional level both in writing and orally.
  • Be comfortable with incorporating emerging technologies into the research process.
  • Demonstrate research proficiency.
  • Be familiar with MLA and APA Style. Familiarity with AMA style is a plus.
  • Understand research methodologies and tools.
  • Enjoys engaging colleagues and students in the joy of research.
  • Have excellent computer skills, especially with the use of Microsoft Office and Google products.
  • Must be able to prioritize projects and meet deadlines.
  • Have an aptitude for organization and attention to detail.
  • Acknowledge learning style differences.
  • Must be a team player; and possess strong team communication skills.
  • Be excited about teaching classes and individuals, and demonstrate those skills

Additional Information:

SALARY: $27.60 per hour                                                    

WORK SCHEDULE: Part-time - 18.5 - 22 hours per week during semesters. Up to a total of 960 hours per year.   Evenings and Saturdays as assigned.   

CLOSING DATE: January 20, 2017                        

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

STCC Is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities Are Encouraged To Apply Our commitment to diversity in our workplace seeks applications from women and minorities. It is the policy of Springfield Technical Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, marital status or national origin in its education programs, activities, admissions, or employment policies. Employment will depend on meeting requirements set by the Immigration Reform act.

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Upper School Librarian, Westminster, Atlanta, GA

Westminster is an inclusive, Christian independent day school for boys and girls where bright, motivated, curious students who are nurtured by challenge become leaders of conscience. The School was founded in 1951 and guided by a mission to prepare students for college and for life. With a current enrollment of approximately 1,860 students in grades Pre-First through Twelfth and 280 faculty, Westminster fulfills its mission through a dynamic curriculum that engages children across the key dimensions of their growth-- academic, physical, and spiritual.

Job Title: UPPER SCHOOL LIBRARIAN POSITION OVERVIEW

This faculty member will join a growth-oriented, collaborative learning community committed to the School's mission and vision, including core values of inclusivity and service. Westminster excels regionally and nationally in every area of school life, from academics to the arts to athletics, achieving excellence through a wide range of programming supported by a wealth of resources. These include the Center for Teaching, a professional development institute located on the Westminster campus.

In fulfilling our mission to "develop the whole person for college and for life," Westminster hires and retains passionate, talented, diverse educators to offer a rich and engaging curriculum, preparing our students to be lifelong learners and citizens well equipped to address local and global challenges. Westminster teachers are more than academic experts and serve in a variety of capacities such as coaches, advisors, and inspirational mentors.

Specific to this position, the Carlyle Fraser Library serves a population of 850 students and 100 faculty. The Librarian works closely with the library team to ensure that the Upper School library program is aligned with the mission and vision, of the school and is an integral component of the learning/instruction program. The candidate must be highly organized and able to work effectively with students, teachers, and parent volunteers in the midst of a vibrant, inviting, and changing library environment.

The anticipated start date for this position is August 1, 2017.
Reports to: Director of Libraries and Head of Upper School

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's degree in Library Science
  • Previous library instruction or teaching experience

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Requisite Skills:

  • Interpersonal Skills
    • Flexible, team-oriented, welcomes challenges, desire to learn and grow
    • Ability to develop good, working relationships with all members of the Westminster community: students, faculty/staff and parents
    • Desire to work collaboratively with students, faculty, and other librarians
    • Willingness to participate in the greater Westminster community through the involvement in extracurricular advisement, coaching or community service
    • A good sense of humor and enjoyment of working with young people
  • Professional Skills
    • Reference experience: classroom instruction and ready reference
    • Cataloging and processing experience
    • Access services experience (circulation and InterLibrary Loan)
    • Ability to make interdisciplinary connections in the curriculum and to partner with faculty in designing curriculum
    • Ability to coordinate and supervise volunteers
    • Knowledge of information ethics and copyright issues
    • Knowledge of 21st century learners
    • Involvement in professional associations
  • Technology Skills
    • Experience with Integrated Library Systems, TLC a plus o Ability to use and teach online databases and other electronic resources to students and faculty
    • Willingness to experiment with new technologies

PHYSICAL DEMANDS Ability to engage in moderately strenuous physical activity both indoors and out; sitting and standing for long periods of time; ability to become CPR and First Aid Certified.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT Westminster is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment. It is Westminster's policy to provide equal employment opportunities and administer terms and conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Interested Candidates can click here to apply online

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Part-Time Lending Services Librarian, Bunker Hill Community College Library & Learning Commons, Boston, MA

Summary of Job Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of the Library and Learning Commons, this position will contribute to the organization and supervision of the library's Lending Services department in conjunction with the Coordinator of Library Lending Services. This position will also contribute to supervision of all library operations, providing information literacy instruction to students and faculty, as well as assessment and selection of materials for the library's collection.

Primary Job Duties

  • Interacts and provides assistance to patrons (students, faculty, staff and guests) in identifying, locating and accessing information on-campus and online
  • Assist in the supervision and training of Library Assistants staffing the Lending Services desk
  • Provide assistance and support of all lending services functions
  • Provide technology assistance and troubleshooting of issues with computers, printers and other equipment
  • Provide instructional services and research assistance in individual and group settings using print and electronic sources
  • Assist in collection and reporting of statistics
  • Assist in the development of guides (online/electronic and in print) to improve access and use of information including, but not limited to the navigation of databases, style and format guides, subject-specific guides, copyright, and plagiarism
  • Maintain and manage course materials and process new reserves for the reserve shelf
  • Assist in adapting existing or developing new procedures and policies for the library's circulation functions
  • Assist and supervise the running of the Library's ID Station and provide assistance to students with resolving escalated issues regarding student IDs
  • Maintains discipline and order in the library
  • Assists with other library operations as necessary and performs other related duties as assigned by the Library Director
  • Works collaboratively as a member of a team with the goal of excellent patron service

Required Qualifications

  • ALA- accredited Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science (M.L.I.S. or M.L.S.)
  • Familiarity with integrated library systems
  • Ability to work days and evenings
  • Proven ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student population
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills- written and oral
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency using Evergreen ILS
  • One to two years of post-Master's degree experience involving library operations, Information Literacy, library information systems, and reference experience in an academic library, preferably in a community college library
  • Proficiency in promoting library resources using social media platforms: Facebook, Library Thing, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, wikis.
  • Knowledge of computer applications: Adobe Creative Suite, Camtasia, Photoshop, Dreamweaver.

Closing Date:

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Vivica Pierre, Library Director (vdpierre@bhcc.mass.edu). Please cc Andrew McCarthy (ajmccart@bhcc.mass.edu) and Andrew McLaughlin (aemclaug@bhcc.mass.edu) on the email.

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Temporary Records Manager, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA), New York, NY

OVERVIEW

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: it is the world's leading presenter of superb artistic programming, is a national leader in arts education and community relations, and functions as the manager of the Lincoln Center Campus.

The Records Management program is part of the Information Resources Office, which is dedicated to the maintenance and use of records throughout their lifecycle. The position reports to the Archivist, who manages the Information Resources Office.

The Temporary Records Manager will maintain records management policies and provide overall management and coordination of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts' Records Management Program. This role is responsible for all activities connected with the life cycle of records including the development and implementation of active physical/electronic filing systems; the preservation and storage and disposal of inactive records, assistance in controlling cost associated with physical/electronic creation, storage, and retrieval; and other aspects of records and electronic management as required. This role is also responsible for providing customer focused service and building positive and constructive relationships with stakeholders, by understanding their needs, problems, and providing timely communication and service.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITES

  • Develops Records Management Procedures.
  • Develops and conducts instructional programs and trains employees in sound document, records, and electronic management practices and the use of documentation and records management systems.
  • Track organization's compliance with Records Management Procedures.
  • Manages the processing of records to and from off-site storage and related vendor contracts.
  • Manage transition from paper to electronic records.
  • Provide document and records systems support for non-technical issues.
  • Analyze and evaluate records and electronic management throughout the agency and recommend cost effective improvement strategies.
  • Organize the identification and disposal of records that are at the end of their life-cycle.
  • Work with General Counsel to execute, track, and lift legal holds on records.
  • Update records retention schedules meet current records requirements.
  • Develop and update reports, manuals, and presentations.
  • Stay current with archival records management/records management technology, as well as legal concerns that may impact the organization's records.
  • Work on cross-functional teams to promote and foster systematic and efficient records and electronic management initiatives. Support the application of procedures for managing document and records management.
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned in support of Lincoln Center's goals and the Information

Management Office's vision, mission, and objectives aligned to these goals.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Training: MLIS from an ALA-accredited program with an emphasis in records management or Masters in archival management with a CRM desired. Comprehensive knowledge of current records management - paper and electronic, and archival methods, procedures, tools, and techniques, including preservation trends and applications.

Work experience: 1 - 3 years of experience working with institutional records (paper and electronic) within a records management/electronic records management program.

Preferred Skills

  • Certified Records Manager or Information Governance Professional
  • Experience with digital repositories and/or special collections. Experience with digitization projects and database management systems.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and project management skills.
  • Technical skills and knowledge including current metadata schemes and standards relevant to the archival control of digital collections, long-term storage planning and digital asset management systems.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

Please submit a resume and cover letter (with salary requirements and outlining your interest in Lincoln Center) to the humanresources@lincolncenter.org inbox. Submissions without cover letters will not be reviewed.

Please list: Temporary Records Manager in the subject line.

Internal Candidates should contact a member of the Human Resources Department directly. Lincoln Center is an equal opportunity employer.

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Elvira Growdon Internship for Collections Management and Curatorial Practice, Boston Children's Museum, Boston, MA

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Assists with multiple projects involving Boston Children's Museum's artifact collections. These projects include, but are not limited to, inventorying, cataloging, documenting, researching and appropriately housing museum artifacts; taking digital images and scans; preparing and entering catalog records into the PastPerfect database. The intern will divide their time between specific research projects and more general collections work. In consultation with the supervising collections manager, the intern will develop a concrete project intended to complement personal research interests. Interns will be welcome in all areas of the museum's collection, including American History, Native American, East Asian and Japanese, Dolls & Toys, and Natural History. 

LEARNING COMPONENT: The Museum's Collections Internship provides in depth, hands on training for graduate students interested in gaining curatorial or collection's management experience in a museum setting. The intern will be introduced to current curatorial practice and related administrative responsibilities including research skills related to the curatorial profession, project planning and implementation skills, and BCM's collections policies, registration procedures, and collections management practices. In addition, the Intern will have ample opportunity to learn about many operations of the Museum, attend meetings, and meet with staff in various departments. 

SKILLS REQUIRED: Students in Museum Studies, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, History and Historic Preservation programs that have had coursework or experience in collections care and management, cataloging, records management and/or historical research methods are encouraged to apply. The candidate should have excellent PC skills with knowledge of Windows applications; be familiar with database systems and digital imaging; have excellent organizational skills; be detail-oriented, responsible and dependable; have working knowledge of office procedures and equipment. 

Candidates must be registered students during the term of the internship; Graduate students preferred. 

TERM: The intern is required to serve for a minimum of 150 hours distributed over a minimum of 10 weeks. This period of service typically corresponds with the semester system for the university/institution the intern is attending. Service hours will be organized around the student's class and/or work schedules. Intern hours must be completed Monday-Friday. A stipend will be awarded to support the work of students selected for this internship. 

The selected candidate must coordinate with their degree program/institution for the internship to be credit-bearing. Please note that internship applicants are responsible for providing copies of the internship description to their advisors, and for making all appropriate arrangements with their schools to receive credit for the internship. Interns must provide documentation showing that course credit will be given for completion of the internship. 

This internship is only offered during the fall and spring semester. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to lift 40 lbs. 

Boston Children's Museum engages children and families in joyful discovery experiences that instill an appreciation of our world, develop foundational skills, and spark a lifelong love of learning. The Museum is a welcoming, imaginative, child-centered learning environment that supports diverse families in nurturing their children's creativity and curiosity. We promote the healthy development of all children so that they will fulfill their potential and contribute to our collective wellbeing and future prosperity. 

Since 1913, Boston Children's Museum has been using objects to help families better understand the world around them. BCM has collected and exhibited natural history specimens, ethnographic artifacts, as well as those objects most closely associated with children's museums: dolls, toys and games. The Museum's humanities collection totals approximately 35,000 cultural artifacts and the natural history collection holds 15,000 objects. Although our exhibit experience was transformed in the 1960s and 70s to concentrate on hands-on and interactive opportunities, collections continue to play an important role in our exhibits and educational programs. 

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter as a Word document or PDF attachment to Rachel Farkas, Collections Manager at Farkas@BostonChildrensMuseum.org. Please include "Growdon Intern" in the subject line and reference in the cover letter where you found this posting. 

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Call for Submissions: Vulnerable Communities in the Digital Age: Advancing Research and Exploring Collaborations (VCDA2017)

Workshop of Vulnerable Communities in the Digital Age: Advancing Research and Exploring Collaborations" (VCDA2017)

iConference is the main event of the iSchools consortium (http://ischools.org/). iConference is growing as a major event to publish new and on-going research and to develop the network of people studying at information schools. iConference 2017 is the 13th iConference and the first conference of the iConference series organised in Asia.

The intersection between digital information worlds and vulnerable communities is a critical research area within the iSchools movement. There have been concerns about issues regarding bias, social exclusion, cyber-racism, cyberbullying, digital divide, misinformation, and other information sharing hazards in the information experience of vulnerable communities. We seek to bring together a community of researchers and information professionals researching in this important area of our society. We will cover research across disciplinary borders, explore new opportunities for collaboration, and lay the groundwork for a journal special issue centered on vulnerable groups. The iSchools community provides an excellent place to discuss this crucial topic at the intersection of information, society, and technology.

We are going to run a workshop titled "Vulnerable Communities in the Digital Age: Advancing Research and Exploring Collaborations" (VCDA2017) at iConference 2017 to be held in Wuhan, China. Please read through this call if you would like to participate in this workshop and submit a position paper.

This will be an interactive workshop to enable the fullest exchange of ideas amongst attendees. All interested researchers, graduate students, and information professionals are invited to submit a short position paper (500-1000 words) in which they outline the topic and themes to be discussed during the workshop.

Submission guidelines for position papers:

  • Author's name, title, and institutional affiliation should be included at the top of the paper.
  • Paper text must be 500-1000 words.
  • Submission should be in PDF format. The file should be named as '2017_iConferenceWorkshop_FirstAuthor'sLastName".\
  • All submissions must be made via the Easychair submission system by midnight Adelaide Time on 23 January 2017.
  • Accepted submissions will be made available on this webpage both before and after the workshop.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Vulnerable communities' experience of information technologies
  • Big data and vulnerable communities
  • Digital libraries and vulnerable users
  • Everyday life information behaviour of older adults
  • Information experience of migrants and refugees
  • Information service model for minorities
  • Information behaviour of indigenous people
  • Homeless population, especially homeless youth
  • People with disabilities
  • Approaches or methods to study vulnerable groups
  • Ethical challenges of studying vulnerable population

Prior to the workshop, the accepted position papers will be used to organise small groups (with each group facilitated by a workshop co-organiser).

We welcome your position papers!

For more information, please visit the workshop webpage:

http://ischools.org/the-iconference/program/workshops/#workshop2


Tentative Schedule

Welcome and introduction
Session 1
First keynote presentation
Two short presentations (15 minutes per talk)
First breakout discussion (focusing on position papers)
break
Session 2
Second keynote presentation
Short presentation
Second breakout discussion (focusing on position papers)
Panel discussion with all speakers
Wrap-up and next steps

Important Dates:

23 January 2017, 11:59pm ACDT: Submission deadline

15 February 2017: Notification of acceptance

22-25 March 2017: iConference

Workshop Co-Organisers:

Jia Tina Du, University of South Australia, Australia

Iris Xie, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, US

Bhuva Narayan, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Elham Sayyad Abdi, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Huijuan Wu, Northeast Dianli University, China

Ying-Hsang Liu, Charles Sturt University, Australia

Lynn Westbrook, University of Texas at Austin, US

Contact information:

For any queries, please contact Jia Tina Du (tina.du@unisa.edu.au).

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Acquisitions, Accounting and Serials Coordinator, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, seeks applications and nominations for the position of Acquisitions Accounting and Serials Coordinator working in the Accounting & Serials (A&S) Unit of the Acquisitions Department at University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries. In coordination with the A&S Unit Manager and the Health Science Center Library (HSCL) Director, manages the HSCL materials budget in excess of two million dollars. Works with a general degree of authority and independence and exercises initiative in setting priorities, decision making, and problem solving. In coordination with A&S Unit Manager, establishes methods and workflows to administer, organize, and preserve expenditures and other acquisition information related to the HSCL budget. Provides data analysis, planning reports, and develops strategies in cooperation with A&S Unit Manager, Acquisitions Department Chair, and the HSCL Director. Assists the A&S Unit Manager on setting Unit goals and priorities. Communicates with Libraries' Fiscal Services Office and University's Finance & Accounting office as required. Assists Unit Manager on management of Unit staff and student assistants. Collaborates with Acquisitions staff to develop and implement workflows that involve multiple units. Creates and updates Unit documentation and provides access through LibGuides and other media. Interprets library, department, and unit policy and makes decisions when working with library staff, vendors and publishers to resolve
non-routine problems. Analyzes problems and proposes new or modified workflows within the scope of established policies.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library/Information Science, Accounting/Finance, or other appropriate advanced degree
  • Knowledge of library acquisitions procedures and practices
  • Demonstrated experience in accounting practices, including paying invoices and managing budgets
  • Knowledge of and experience with acquiring and managing subscriptions, in all formats
  • Strong analytical skills and demonstrated experience with cost and data analysis and reports
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and Access
  • Knowledge and experience with integrated library systems, preferably ALEPH or Sierra
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment
  • Flexibility, and ability to adapt and work in a rapidly changing academic environment
  • Experience in planning and setting strategic goals and priorities
  • Ability to work collaboratively to accomplish goals
  • Experience in documenting and maintaining procedures
  • Supervisory and training experience


Advertised Salary: $51,000 annually; commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The search will remain open until January 17, 2017.   For a full description of the position and to apply visit
http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/498420/acquisitions-accounting-and-serials-coordinator

If you have any questions or concerns about the application process please contact: Tina Litchfield, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at tlichfield@uflib.ufl.edu. The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

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Acquisitions Librarian, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Washington University Libraries are seeking qualified applicants for the position of Acquisitions Librarian.  Reporting to the Head of Technical Services, the Acquisitions Librarian facilitates the acquisition of materials in all formats for the University Libraries to support the critical success of Washington University teaching and research. The Acquisitions Librarian develops policies, procedures and workflow for monographic, databases and serials operations; supervises acquisitions support staff; and acts as a primary liaison to library vendors and materials selectors.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:  Oversee monographic, databases and serials operations, including development of policies, procedures and workflows to achieve greater efficiencies and improve customer service.   Provide effective and timely supervision of staff including training, career development, and performance management.  Serve as the administrator for vendor platforms and oversee management of eresource access tools including EZProxy and Serials Solutions. Develop approaches to resolving user access issues and enhance user
experience with eresources.  Communicate with vendors regarding outsourcing specifications, invoices, and trials.  Resolve related vendor quality control issues.  Communicate with the Library Business Office regarding invoice payments and fund expenditures.  Serve as a contact with the University's Alumni and Development Office. Communicate with subject specialists and participate in library-wide committees and initiatives.  Maintain professional currency and participate in professional development activities as they relate to acquisitions and technical services.

Required Qualifications:  Master's degree from an ALA-accredited school or equivalent.  Two years professional experience in acquisitions or as a bibliographer/subject specialist.  Knowledge of databases, serials and monographic acquisitions issues and practices.

Supervisory experience.  Demonstrated supervisory and leadership skills including the ability to coach a team.  Strong service attitude with excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated ability to do detail-oriented work, including strong analytical and problem-solving skills.  Ability to work effectively in a team environment.  Ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse population.  Flexibility and adaptability in a changing environment.  An understanding of the information needs of a research university.  Commitment to engage in continuing professional
development.

Preferred Qualifications:  Experience in an academic library. Experience with vendor relations.  Experience in acquiring and managing access to electronic resources.  Experience with integrated library systems. Familiarity with Innovative Interfaces Sierra system desirable.  Evidence of contribution and involvement in professional development.  Second master's degree.

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

To Apply:  Visit https://jobs.wustl.edu and create an online profile to submit an application.  Reference job #35377.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Library Commons Assistant, Providence College, Providence, MA

Providence College, Phillips Memorial Library, seeks applications for a  Library Commons Assistant I (Part-Time/Full Year) position. 

Hours:  Variable hours based on Sunday 8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Monday 6:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m., Tuesday 6:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m., Wednesday 8:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. 

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply online, please go to: https://careers.providence.edu

Click on Support Positions, then click on View-Library Commons Assistant I

Please complete application as requested.

Review of applications will begin immediately.

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Head, Technical Services, Peabody Institute Library, Danvers, MA

Description Head of Technical Services for a busy municipal library; 37.5 hours per week, year round position; work schedule includes every third Saturday and one evening per week. Works under the supervision of the Library Director.

Specific Duties: Oversees all technical services operations for a busy municipal library serving a community with a population of 27,483. Duties include:

  • Ordering, processing, inputting, and cataloging of library materials.
  • Direct supervision of two full-time staff members and two volunteers.
  • Repair of damaged books and materials, and maintaining supplies for this purpose.
  • Collaboration in weeding and withdrawing non-repairable and outdated materials.
  • Performing circulation transactions to include checking materials in/out, placing and delivering patron holds, renewing loans, advising patrons as to the status of their account, registering new patrons, performing catalog searches, receiving/processing materials and acting as reader's advisor. Answering general library inquiries and questions.
  • Represents the library at various outside technical service-related forums and meetings.
  • Providing reference/information services to patrons.
  • Explaining and enforcing library policies and procedures to patrons.
  • Providing patrons assistance with basic personal computing skills to include Internet use and user- level troubleshooting of equipment.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: MLS and at least four years of library experience with progressively increasing responsibility required. Experience with automated integrated library systems, customer service and staff training required. Demonstrated successful leadership and supervisory experience. Demonstrated currency and flexibility in adapting to new technologies required. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Demonstrated ability to relate to patrons and staff with a friendly, courteous and professional manner required. Must be capable of lifting up to 35 pounds. Duties require frequent walking, stooping and kneeling.

The position will be subject to a 90 day probationary work period.

Competitive benefits package.

Salary: $51,893 to $65,835 in 7 steps

Closing Date: January 27, 2017

Send: Forward a letter of application and resume by January 31, 2017 via email to thibeault@noblenet.org or send hard copy to: Alan Thibeault, Director, Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923.

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Scholarly Communication Librarian and Research Services Coordinator, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis, MN

The University of Minnesota Libraries invites applications for an innovative and collaborative librarian to serve in a key role in scholarly communication and research services for engineering and the physical sciences.  This position will be part of the Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) department, one of five units that comprise the University Libraries' Research and Learning Division.  The position will report to the Physical Sciences and Engineering Director. 

The incumbent will play a role in designing and supporting research services and advancing the scholarly communications program for the Libraries. These programs coalesce the efforts of mature service teams devoted to public access support, research networking services, research data, the institutional repository, open educational resources, copyright education, and open publishing. The Scholarly Communication Librarian and Research Services Coordinator will serve as a core member of the scholarly communication program team and coordinate the Research & Learning Division's efforts to design related education and support programs, with a particular focus on supporting researchers subject to federal funding mandates around public access. This position will also carry an assignment as a library liaison to designated academic departments and research centers affiliated with the University's College of Science and Engineering (CSE).  

Primary responsibilities include serving in a Libraries lead role for scholarly communications services, assuming the leadership role in PSE in coordinating and educating liaisons and staff in areas of research support services, working closely with faculty and students to enhance their changing workflows and patterns of research, dissemination, and management and preservation of research data, actively engaging with a diverse community of faculty, students, and staff in select departments, developing strong working relationships, building and managing library collections in select subject areas, partnering with faculty and graduate teaching assistants to integrate information literacy concepts and skills into the curriculum, and contributing to the goals and strategic initiatives of the Libraries through leadership of and/or active participation in committees, working groups, and task forces.

Required qualifications include an American Library Association accredited Master's degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience, demonstrated understanding of scholarly communications in a higher education environment, and library supports for these areas, excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills, evidence of program development or project management skills, demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, demonstrated leadership skills, demonstrated ability to take initiative and work collaboratively with faculty, students, and colleagues in a research-intensive environment, ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities, and demonstrated understanding of scientific research processes.  

This is a full-time, 12-month, continuous-appointment track, academic professional position with probationary appointment at the Assistant or Associate Librarian level.

For full description and qualifications, and to apply, go toulib370

The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer

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Byzantine Studies Librarian, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Washington, DC

Supervisor: Director of Library

Grade: 57, exempt

Hours: 35 hours per week, Monday- Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Summary

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, a research center supporting scholarship in Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, and Garden and Landscape Studies, seeks a Byzantine Studies Librarian. Byzantine Studies is the oldest and largest of Dumbarton Oaks' scholarly programs and welcomes an international cohort of scholars for residential fellowships annually as well as other researchers utilizing the collections. The Byzantine Studies Librarian develops in-depth collections supporting scholarship relating to the Byzantine world, broadly conceived, with historical emphases on Byzantine art and architecture, archeology, philology, numismatics, and epigraphy. Byzantine library collections encompass current scholarship, rare books, archival photography, and fieldwork records.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Evaluates, selects, and curates collections including monographs, serials, archival collections, and rare books in Byzantine studies.
  • Provides specialized, expert research guidance to resident Fellows, Dumbarton Oaks staff, and visiting scholars.
  • Collaborates with the Director of Byzantine Studies in developing strategic priorities and opportunities for collection development.
  • Provides guidance to the Reader Services Librarian in responding to reference inquiries.
  • Leads on digitization priorities for Byzantine library collections.
  • Provides expert advice and guidance on projects involving Byzantine collections, including collection management, preservation, and reformatting.
  • May prepare, oversee or advise on exhibitions, both on-site and online, using the library's collections.
  • Represents the Dumbarton Oaks Library to external professional and scholarly constituencies.
  • Performs related duties as needed.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

PhD in a field relevant to Byzantine studies, or MA in such a field with ALA-accredited MLS or foreign equivalent. At least 3 years of experience working in an academic or research library. Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly trends and practices in Byzantine Studies. Strong knowledge of Byzantine, medieval, or late antique history, art history, and bibliography. Fluency in English and working knowledge of at least two additional languages.

Additional Qualifications

Knowledge of Greek and Slavic languages highly desirable. Experience working on Digital Humanities projects. Demonstrated involvement in national or international programs or initiatives. Demonstrated active involvement in professional or scholarly associations. Strong commitment to user-centered services. Demonstrated interest in and engagement with trends and practices in academic libraries. Proven ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 

To Apply

This position is open until January 31. Qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter by clicking the link below:

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerID=25240&siteID=5341&AReq=41233BR

Dumbarton Oaks is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

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Summer 2017 Internships, Smithsonian Libraries, Washington, DC

Below is information on Summer 2017 Internships with the Smithsonian Libraries internships for graduate students in library and information science, or related fields:

Paid internship opportunities at the Smithsonian Libraries are designed for current graduate students in library or information science or related fields (depending on the project) who are interested in working in research and/or museum libraries. Solid research, analytical, computer and writing skills are desired. The number of selected interns may vary, depending on funding and available projects. This year, applicants may select from three projects, detailed below. Please review each project listing thoroughly and note the geographic location. Applications are due January 29th, 2017.

Here is the link for project descriptions, host libraries, and full application criteria:
http://library.si.edu/2017ProfDevInternships

All applications are submitted online at: https//solaa.si.edu
Be sure to select "Smithsonian Institution Libraries" as the unit, "Smithsonian Institution Libraries Professional Development Internship" as the program, and then select the two projects that most interest you.

If you have any questions, you may contact Erin Rushing, Internship Coordinator for Smithsonian Libraries, RushingE@si.edu

And, for general information on Smithsonian internships (as there are 19 museums and galleries, 21 libraries. 9 research centers, and the National Zoo!) please take a look here:
https://www.smithsonianofi.com/

Please note that additional unpaid internship opportunities with the Smithsonian Libraries will be posted in February.

Lastly, if you are or might be interested in applying, but want to know more about living in this area, I'm available to answer your questions, or provide some insights. The area has so much to offer for learning and experiences, the internships give you opportunities to explore vast Smithsonian collections and exhibitions, and you create a new network. Now, that is worth the experience!

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Call for Submissions: Jesse H. Shera Award for the Support of Dissertation Research

The Library Research Round Table of the American Library Association announces the 2017 Jesse H. Shera Award for the Support of Dissertation Research. This award provides recognition for proposed dissertation research employing exemplary research design and methods. The deadline for submitting entries is January 31, 2017.  The LRRT Shera Award Committee will judge the entries for the competition. The decision of the Committee will be announced by the LRRT Steering Committee Chair, prior to the Annual Conference.

Guidelines

  1. The award is restricted to research designs that have been approved by the doctoral candidate's dissertation committee and that are about to be employed or are in the initial stage of use. Completed research is not eligible for consideration.
  2. Any research design is acceptable, but the topic of the research must relate in at least a general way to library and information studies.
  3. Candidates should submit a two-part paper based on their approved dissertation proposal:
    1. A brief problem statement not to exceed 500 words.
    2. A summary of the design/methodology portion of their dissertation proposal, not to exceed 2,500 words.
    3. brief statement from the dissertation committee chair, supporting and approving the research
  4. Candidates for this award need not be LRRT members.
  5. Papers will be evaluated in a double-blind, peer review process, on the basis of the following criteria:
    1. Clarity of the research design.
    2. The appropriateness of the design and method(s) for the research problem.
    3. Adequacy of the description of the methodological procedures.
    4. The inclusion of definitions of important terms where needed.
    5. The adequacy of the data collection instrument(s) or technique(s).
    6. Appropriateness of the proposed data analysis for the research problem and methods.
    7. Innovation of the research design.
  6. The winner of the award will receive a Certificate and $250.

To submit a paper for the 2017 competition, e-mail 2 copies (one in which your name and any other identifying information has been removed)in PDF format to: ors@ala.org with the subject line: Shera Award, Dissertation Research

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Part-time Circulation Assistant, Pease Public Library, Plymouth, NH

STARTING SALARY: $12.36/hr. (12-15 Hours)

QUALIFICATIONS: This person reports to the Assistant Director and to the Library Director. Candidates must have graduated from high school or equivalent. Some college preferred. Demonstrated interest in library or related customer service work. Familiarity with both Mac and PC platforms preferred. At least one evening and some Saturday hours. Must be a team player.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Check-in and check-out of library materials on our Evergreen ILS system
  • Register new patrons and update accounts for existing patrons
  • Answer phones quickly and professionally
  • Book meeting rooms and events using Google Calendar
  • Assist patrons with computer, copier, and reference questions.
  • Learn to compile statistical data for use in library reporting.
  • Other circulation desk tasks as required.

Plymouth, NH is a vibrant community committed to diversity, arts and education. The Pease Public Library Staff is honored to play a role in serving its citizens with current information, technology, quality entertainment, and a friendly demeanor. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please send cover letter, resume and three references to:

Diane Lynch, Director, Pease Public Library, 1 Russell Street, Plymouth, N.H. 03264.

603.536.2616
dlynch@peasepubliclibrary.org

www.peasepubliclibrary.org

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Reference and Public Services Assistant (Temporary Position), Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, CT

Start Date--March 2016
Job Status--25 hours a week temporary position for the Spring Term

The Katharine Brush Library at The Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, CT is searching for a dynamic, progressive, and patron-focused Reference and Public Services Assistant. This temporary position will assist with research and information inquiries from students, faculty, and staff. This position will deliver library services that meet the needs of the Loomis Chaffee community with a focus on assisting students in developing research strategies to locate and evaluate information. MLS, MLIS, or other graduate students are encouraged to apply.

The Loomis Chaffee School is a renowned New England boarding school located on a 300-acre campus in Windsor, Connecticut. Chartered in 1874 by five siblings whose children all died tragically and who then selflessly determined to found a school as a gift to the children of others, Loomis Chaffee provides our students with the best education--an education in which excellence in teaching and learning is shaped by the why, as much as the what, and every member of the community shares a commitment to the best self and the common good. For more information on the school, please visit http://www.loomischaffee.org.

Click here for the full job ad and apply

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Evening Library Assistant, Suffolk University, Boston, MA

Description 
Suffolk University is seeking qualified applicants for the Evening Library Assistant positions in the Sawyer Library. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to providing Circulation services offered during the hours of 8pm to 12am, Sundays through Thursdays, during the academic year. This position provides coverage for the Circulation desk and ensures proper library closing procedures. Additional responsibilities may include shelving, item processing, and other duties as required.
  • Provide efficient and courteous service to library patrons at the Circulation Desk by answering inquiries, providing direction, assuring compliance with Library regulations.
  • Charge out other library resources, including laptops and group study rooms, etc. to authorized borrowers, discharge returned books, and maintain patron records, using the Innovative Interfaces library computer system.
  • Closes and evacuates the library in accordance with set procedures.
  • Participates in stacks maintenance tasks, which include weeding and shelf reading. 
  • Responsible for running collection reports and verifying status of Reserve collection, nightly.

Requirements/Qualifications:
  • High school degree required.
  • Punctual and reliable.
  • Friendly demeanor when working with the public and co-workers.
  • Strong computer skills including: MS Office (Word and Excel), Outlook.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be committed to providing the highest level of customer service and responsiveness.
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience in library, bookstore or retail establishment a plus.
  • Standard hours of this position are Sunday - Thursday 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM, during the academic year. 

Working at Suffolk 

Suffolk University is a private, comprehensive, urban university located in the heart of downtown Boston. Since 1906, Suffolk has been committed to creating an exceptional learning experience. Our college green is the Boston Common. We are steps from dozens of historic sites including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus-Boston and Suffolk blend together. Suffolk is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community. 

Suffolk University is actively seeking applicants from groups that might be under-represented because of race/color, gender, religion, real or perceived disability, national origin or LBGTQ status.

See yourself here with our terrific benefits package. Suffolk University conducts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) checks relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, as well as Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as a contingent offer of employment for all positions. Suffolk University requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude candidates from being hired.

Please submit your resume along with a cover letter for the position in which you are applying to. 

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/mskf8kjgdw

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School Library Media Specialist, Rhode Island School for the Deaf, Providence, RI

  • Creating an environment that is conducive to active and participatory learning, resource-based instructional practices, and collaboration with teaching staff
  • Encouraging the use of instructional technology to engage students and to improve learning, providing 24/7 access to digital information resources for the entire learning community.
  • Collecting and analyzing data to improve instruction and to demonstrate correlations between the School Library Program and student achievement
  • Maintaining active memberships in professional associations
  • As an instructional partner the school librarian works with teachers and other educators to build and strengthen connections between student information and research needs, curricular content, learning outcomes, and information resources. The school librarian demonstrates his or her role as an essential and equal partner in the instructional process by:
    • Collaborating with teachers and students to design and teach engaging inquiry and learning experiences and assessments that incorporate multiple literacies and foster critical thinking
    • Participating in the implementation of collaboratively planned learning experiences by providing group and individual instruction, assessing student progress, and evaluating activities
    • Joining with teachers and others to plan and implement meaningful experiences that will promote a love of reading and lifelong learning
    • Providing and planning professional development opportunities within the school and district for and with all staff, including other school librarians
  • As information specialist, the school librarian provides leadership and expertise in the selection, acquisition, evaluation, and organization of information resources and technologies in all formats, as well as expertise in the ethical use of information. The school librarian ensures equitable access and responsible use of information by:
    • In accordance with district policy, developing and maintaining a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the teaching styles and instructional strategies used within the school community
    • Modeling effective strategies for developing multiple literacies
    • Organizing the collection for maximum and effective use.
  • As a teacher, the school librarian empowers students to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. The school librarian supports students' success by guiding them in:
    • Reading for understanding, for exposure to diversity of viewpoints and genres, and for pleasure
    • Using information for defined and self-defined purposes
    • Building on prior knowledge and constructing new knowledge
    • Embracing the world of information and all its formats
  • As program administrator, the school librarian works collaboratively with members of the learning community to define the policies of the school library program, and to guide and direct all activities related to it. The school librarian maximizes the efficiency and effectiveness of the school library program by:
    • Using strategic planning for the continuous improvement of the program
    • Ensuring that school library program goals and objectives are aligned with school and district long-range strategic plans
    • Using effective management principles, including the supervision of personnel, resources, and facilities, in developing and implementing program goals and objectives
    • Preparing, justifying, and administering the school library program budget to support specific program goals
    • Establishing processes and procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing, etc. that assure appropriate resources are available when needed
    • Creating and maintaining in the school library a teaching and learning environment that is inviting, safe, flexible, and conducive to student learning
    • Ensuring equitable physical access to school library facilities by providing barrier-free, universally designed environments
Advanced degree in Library Sciences supported by coursework in special education, education of the deaf and hard of hearing or any combination of Education and experience that is substantially equivalent to meet the need of the school population.

Certification: Rhode Island Department of Education Certification: Library/ Media
Experience:
  • Documented experience in a public school setting serving a diverse student population
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
  • BCI Required
  • At least 4 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
To view complete job description go to 
http://www.schoolspring.com/job?2650047

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Library Director, Ludlow Public Library, Ludlow, MA

The Town of Ludlow seeks a candidate for the position of Library Director. Working under the direction of the Library Board of Trustees, the Library Director plans, manages, and directs the operations, programs, services and personnel of the Library and oversees the care and maintenance of the Town Library building, equipment and systems. The Director:
  • Drafts and recommends policy to the Library Board and plans for the implementation of the Library's Strategic Plan's goals and objectives.
  • Directs the development and maintenance of a public library collection of books, periodicals and media; develops policies relative to the selection and purchase of all library materials.
  • Selects, trains and supervises employees and volunteers. 
  • Prepares the annual departmental budget; presents and defends budget requests before the Finance committee.
  • Administers and controls the expenditures of funds within the constraints of approved budgets.
  • Prepares the annual town report for Town Meeting.
  • Oversees the utilization, repair and maintenance of the Library's physical plant.
  • Provides expertise and guidance to the Board on pertinent legislation from local, state and federal agencies; fosters awareness of trends in library technology, funding and management.
  • Represents the Library and coordinates activities with other departments, outside agencies and community organizations to implement library services.
  • Maintains membership in professional organizations; attends professional meetings and workshops, keeping apprised of developments in the field.
  • Performs other duties as prioritized.
Minimum Qualifications:
MLS from an ALA accredited program and MBLC certified. A minimum of 3-5 years of progressively responsible professional public library experience, including at least 3 years in a supervisory capacity.
Excellent oral and written communication skills; competence in current and emerging library technology; familiarity with MUNIS or similar program.

Full-time position, excellent benefits. Salary range is $57,316-$76,421
Applications accepted through Friday, January 27th, 2017. 

Applications available online at www.ludlow.ma.us or in the Human Resource Department. Applications must include a letter of interest and resume.

Applications must include a letter of interest and resume and should be submitted to: 
Human Resource Department
488 Chapin Street, 3rd Floor
Ludlow, MA 01056 OR
email: HR@ludlow.ma.us

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Associate Director of the Library and Head of Access Services, Stonehill College, North Easton, MA

The MacPháidín Library of Stonehill College invites applicants for an Associate Director of the Library and Head of Access Services. This is a Full Time, calendar year position. Reporting to the Library Director, the Associate Director will assist in the management and oversight of Stonehill College's MacPháidín Library building and operations, and collections spaces across the campus. As Department Head for Access Services, the Associate Director will ensure access through the assessment and enhancement of services, spaces, and systems. As Head of Access Services this position oversees the daily operations of circulation, reserves, course packs, copyright, and building management. The special project assigned to this position is that of Open Access Systems and Services, working with the Director of Archives, Systems Librarian, and faculty and students to develop policies, procedures, and systems to support access to a wide array of scholarly and archival works. The position is part of the Director's management team and must work collaboratively with the Director and other department heads to ensure the development and delivery of library resources and services and promote their incorporation into the fabric of academic life at the College.

We seek applicants with a Master's Degree in Library Science (M.L.S) or equivalent; 10+ years of supervisory responsibility and ten or more years of Access Systems services experience in an academic library setting is preferred. Candidates should possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, a high level of commitment to student learning and faculty engagement as well as being a knowledgeable resource of current trends and services in an academic library setting. 

The MacPháidín Library contains a collection of 250,000 volumes and subscribes to approximately 100 databases with access to 38,000 full-text periodicals. The Library is a Government Documents Depository and includes the College Archives and several nationally significant historical collections. Candidates can find more information at http://www.stonehill.edu/library/ 

Founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1948, Stonehill is a private Catholic college located just 22 miles from downtown Boston on a beautiful 384-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts. With a student to faculty ratio of 13:1, the College engages its 2,400+ students in 80+ rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and pre-professional fields. Faithful to the Holy Cross tradition in education, Stonehill College is committed to developing the moral, spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social competencies of its students and seeks to build and sustain a campus community that embraces diversity and inclusion in its teaching, learning, living, and working. 
Stonehill College offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. For the full description of the position, and to apply visit our Stonehill Jobs website here: 
Interested applicants should submit online a letter of application (cover letter) and resume.

Applicants should submit required documentation via the Stonehill Jobs website only. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.
https://jobs.stonehill.edu/postings/13831

Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.

Stonehill College is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

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Adult Librarian, Turner Free Library, Randolph, MA

Team Turner Free Library is looking for an energetic Adult Librarian to manage the adult collections and programs as well as provide assistance with computer technology to patrons and staff. The Adult Librarian must be innovative, collaborative, flexible, and service-oriented. This position requires an ability to provide exemplary service to patrons from a large array of national, lingual, and cultural backgrounds. The Adult Librarian must be able to manage a materials budget, develop and maintain collections efficiently and creatively (with an eye towards innovation), and develop, plan, execute, and advertise a variety of programs and displays throughout the year (including but not limited to summer reading, craft programs, author talks, and a variety of clubs). The Adult Librarian is also responsible for developing and maintaining a robust outreach-based relationship with the incoming Community Center and its staff, along with other town buildings, and businesses. The Adult Librarian is responsible for offering technology classes for community members of all ages in programs including, but not limited to Microsoft Office, e-mail applications, and social media applications; as well as keeping abreast of current and emerging technologies. The Adult Librarian is responsible for one-on-one patron technology assistance using our Book a Librarian application. The Adult Librarian will provide staff supervision in the evenings, on weekends, and may be required to work at the circulation desk occasionally. The Adult Librarian will provide problem-solving solutions to appropriate circumstances; routinely addressing complaints and effectively resolving complications.

Work Environment
Work is performed under typical public library conditions. The position will cover mostly afternoons, evenings, and weekend hours. There is some moderate to heavy lifting of books and 
other materials.

Qualifications:
Masters in Library and Information Sciences from an ALA accredited program. Must have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills to work with and a serve diverse community; must be able to work independently as well as be a team player. 

Technology Qualifications:
  • Dropbox
  • Google Docs
  • Social Media Applications
  • Knowledge of Network Administration preferred
46,649-61,382 in eight steps
 
Please email resume and cover letter to Library Director, Meaghan James at mjames@ocln.org.

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Cataloging Bibliographer, EBSCO, Contoocook, NH

GOBi Library Solutions provides print and digital content, supporting collection management and technical services to academic, research and special libraries throughout the world. GOBi has 300 employees with customers in 63 countries and is headquartered in Contoocook, NH, USA. GOBi is a division of EBSCO Information Services.

EBSCO Information Services (EIS) 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 in Ipswich, MA, EIS 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. EIS, a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., based in Birmingham, AL, is ranked in the top 200 of the nation's largest, privately held corporations according to Forbes magazine. EBSCO is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. We are looking for the best. If you are too, we encourage you to explore our unique opportunities.

Cataloging Bibliographer

The main responsibility of the Cataloging Bibliographer is to perform subject analysis and classification along with descriptive cataloging up to full level on a broad range and depth of materials. Materials analyzed include print, visual, audio and digital resources. Classification schemes used are Library of Congress Classification, Dewey Decimal, National Library of Medicine and Canadian Classification for history, law and literature. Library of Congress and Medical Subject Headings are applied. The work of the Cataloging Bibliographer is conducted to support approval plan profiling and order fulfillment. The person in this position creates metadata records applying the RDA standard using the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Records to support the provision of products supplied by Library Technical Services to accompany purchased content.

Primary Responsibilities: 
  • (The following statements describe the general nature of work being performed in this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Additional duties may be assigned by Management):
  • Assigns Library of Congress Subject Headings and appropriate sub-headings following SCM and LCSH rules. 
  • Assigns Library of Congress Classification and cutter numbers following LCC and CSM instructions.
  • Assigns Dewey Decimal Classification using the full current edition.
  • Assigns Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and appropriate sub-heading strings.
  • Assigns National Library of Medicine classification.
  • Assigns Canadian literature, history and KF modified classification as appropriate.
  • Assigns library-specific cuttering and shelflisting as required.
  • Creates full-level cataloging in MARC (or other metadata format) following RDA and Library of Congress-Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements.
  • Searches OCLC's bibliographic utility, LC catalog and authorities, and customer online catalogs as necessary.
  • Upgrades LC CIP records and other less-than-full-level records.

Role-Based Competencies:
  • Exhibit focused attention to detail for prolonged periods 
  • Possess a working knowledge of editing tools such as Microsoft Word, and preferably MARC editing programs 
  • Comfort with multi-tasking and shifting priorities throughout the work day 
  • Work efficiently and keep work organized 
  • Proficient with end-user computer technologies 
  • Demonstrates the ability to learn new skills quickly 
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with team members to accomplish individual, team and company goals 
  • Flexible with rapidly shifting priorities

Cultural Competencies:
  • Drive
  • Positive Attitude
  • Good Judgement
  • Open Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Desire to Make an Impact
  • Eager to Understand
  • Accountable
  • Decisive
  • Team Player 

Skills 
Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree required. 
  • Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science required or 2 years Cataloging in a library or library service provider setting. 
  • 1+ year experience with MS Word and/or Excel.
Preferred Qualifications:

KNOWLEDGE
  • Experience in library technical services or knowledge of library operations preferred.
  • Experience using LC Classweb, OCLC Connexion, Cataloger's Desktop and/or WebDewey.
  • Experience assigning Library of Congress and/or Dewey classification numbers.
  • Experience searching authority files.
  • Experience using the Library of Congress Subject Cataloging Manual and performing subject analysis.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in applying current cataloging guidelines (RDA).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in applying current MARC 21 Bibliographic standards to monographs cataloging.
  • Knowledge of the Library of Congress classification system and subject headings.
  • Broad knowledge of all the functions of the Cataloging Unit and of the LTS Department.
  • Knowledge of and compliance with LTS quality assurance standards.
  • Understands and supports the goals and values of LTS; models and actively communicates them effectively.
  • Demonstrates mastery of job duties, requiring no supervisor follow up.
  • Understands all of the company processes and functions that have an impact upon or are impacted by the work of the Unit.
  • Knows and appropriately follows the company's hierarchy.
ABILITIES
  • Ability to work in a production environment.
  • Ability to use sound judgment, analyze disparate information, evaluate complex and ambiguous situations and recommend solutions.
  • Ability to multitask and demonstrate flexibility in dealing with changing priorities.
  • Ability to perform with frequent interruptions, distractions and fluctuating workloads.
  • Ability to participate effectively on teams, commit to meeting agreed-upon goals and objectives, and support team decisions.
  • Formulates new and imaginative solutions that reflect careful consideration of company and department needs and goals.
  • Recognize and act upon opportunities to improve services and operations.
  • Transfers learning from one situation to solve a problem in another.
  • Ability to be open and inclusive so that all relevant parties are kept informed of issues and changes.
SKILLS
  • Basic computer competencies, including Microsoft productivity applications and Web browsers.
  • Exemplary communication skills, both written and oral, to effectively communicate issues, concerns and ideas internally and externally, to individuals and in group settings.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships among all departments, with both professional and paraprofessional staff.
  • Highly developed organizational skills to keep information accessible and work systematically and efficiently.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. 

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Reference Librarian, Somerville Public Library, Somerville, MA

DUTIES:
Reports to the Head of the Reference Department. Works directly with the public. Assists patrons in using library resources of all kinds. Explains the use of reference resources to help patrons to locate information and materials. Aids in the selection of resources for the reference and general collections. Works on indexing files, readers' lists, displays, interlibrary loans, patron requests, grants. Performs public service tasks in other Departments as assigned, including Circulation. Performs other duties as assigned.
 
Send resume along with a cover letter by Thursday, January 19, 2017, to:
City Hall Personnel Office
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville MA 02143
Fax: 617-666-4426
TTY: 1-866-808-4851
Email: employment_opportunities@somervillema.gov
City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.
The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request.

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Preservation Specialist, Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC), Andover, MA

The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) is seeking a Preservation Specialist to support its consulting and outreach programs. 

This full-time position will be primarily dedicated to conducting preservation needs assessments and writing comprehensive assessment reports; responding to preservation inquiries; assisting with ongoing projects related to audiovisual and digital preservation; presenting introductory webinars; and representing NEDCC at local and regional professional meetings and conferences. 

Preservation Specialists are the public face of NEDCC. As a highly collaborative department, all team members contribute to the development of new goals and projects. Our most important characteristics are a passion for collections and an interest in helping others see and understand the value of preservation. We are excellent communicators in person and in writing, are able to step back and see a bigger picture, and are interested in finding creative but practical solutions to difficult problems. 

Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications for the Preservation Specialist position are: 
  • a Master's in Library and Information Science, Museum Studies, or similar; with coursework on relevant topics, including, but not limited to preservation, collections management, emergency preparedness and risk assessment, archives administration, appraisal, and/or digital preservation; 
  • solid understanding of general preservation best practices (disaster planning, identification, care and handling of materials, reformatting and digitization, etc.); 
  • strong analytical, observation, and communication skills; 
  • experience or comfort with public speaking; 
  • demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and backgrounds; 
  • flexibility to work both independently and as part of a team; and 
  • ability and willingness to travel regionally and nationally.
In addition to the above, the following qualifications are desirable but are not required for consideration: 
  • at least 1 year of experience working with collections-holding institutions; 
  • experience in audiovisual and/or digital preservation; 
  • experience with online instruction and in-person instruction; 
  • consulting experience. 
NEDCC is 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. 

Salary and benefits are competitive. This position will remain open until filled. To apply, please send cover letter and resume in PDF to Jessica Bitely, Director of Preservation Services, at jbitely@nedcc.org

Review of applications will begin on February 6th, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Patron Services Assistant (Part Time), Social Law Library, Boston, MA

Library Unit: Patron Services (Collection Maintenance, Circulation, Document Delivery)
Immediate Supervisor: Assistant Director of Library & Research Services

This job involves consistent interaction with library patrons both in person and over the phone to help them locate materials in the print and online collections. A Patron Services Assistant must be comfortable working in a group with frequent interruptions and have the ability to communicate clearly with fellow library staff and library patrons. A customer service work ethic and the ability to juggle multiple ongoing projects are expected. The Patron Services Department works closely with the Reference and Membership Departments to provide efficient and on time library services.

Job Duties and Responsibilities (Includes approximate percentage of time spent on each):

  1. Staffing the Circulation desk (30%) Greeting patrons when they enter the library; making sure members and non-members properly log in to the library system; providing orientation to the library and the collection; checking materials in and out; corresponding with patrons via phone, email and in person; retrieving materials for patrons requested via phone, email or online catalog; referring patrons to the Reference Department; communicating with the Reference Librarians; and opening and closing the Library.
  2. Filling Document Delivery orders (30%) Receiving and retrieving copy orders placed by phone, email, fax, online or in person; copying and scanning materials using photocopier or microfiche reader/printer to fill orders; delivering orders via email and USPS; running credit card information; using an online order system to track and maintain orders; retrieving court documents from the Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court Clerk's office.
  3. Performing Collection Maintenance (30%) Primarily includes scanning and shelving materials in the library by location and call number; shelf reading for accurate call number order; updating loose-leaf filing volumes as needed; and assisting with collection shifts, stack labeling or other clean up projects.
  4. Other duties as assigned (10%) These can include everything from helping to set up for library events and other administrative tasks to placing service calls for broken copiers and managing library card problems.

Position Requirements:

Education: Bachelor's degree and current enrollment in a library science program also required.

Experience: Prior library experience using Innovative's Millennium or Sierra ILS; law library experience preferred.

Knowledge and Skills: Patron service work ethic required. Must be detail oriented and able to follow instructions. Ability to work independently and maintain harmonious working relationships. Ability to work well with frequent interruptions. Knowledge of basic computer skills including OPAC searching. Must be comfortable with frequent telephone and computer use.

Contact with Others/Scope of Authority: Frequent contact with Library members, visitors and staff.

Working Conditions: The Social Law Library is an air-conditioned smoke-free facility. Position requires stamina to load, unload and push book trucks and work on one's feet for periods of up to three hours at a time. Job entails some moderate lifting and furniture moving.

Hours: A minimum of 21 hours per week to be worked in shifts of no fewer than 3 hours between 8 am and 8 pm Monday through Friday - a minimum of two closing shifts (til 8 PM) is required. Specific days and hours to be mutually agreed upon with the Assistant Director of Library & Research Services. Regular attendance is required; a fixed schedule must be maintained.

Compensation: $15 per hour

Contact: Submit letter of interest and resume to:
Kirsten Leary, Assistant Director of Library & Research Services
Social Law Library
John Adams Courthouse
1 Pemberton Square
Boston, MA 02108-1792
Voice (617) 226-1500
Fax (617) 523-2458
e-mail:joblistings@socialaw.com

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Copyright and Licensing Librarian, University of Waterloo Library, Waterloo, Ontario

The University of Waterloo Library seeks an experienced and creative professional for the position of Copyright and Licensing Librarian [CLL]. The incumbent contributes to the success of the Library and its Campus partners by providing Copyright education and support, and by participating in the analysis and negotiation of information resource licenses. The CLL contributes to the success of students and faculty by participating in the creation and delivery of educational materials and information sessions. The CLL is the Library's expert in all manner of Copyright issues including, but not limited to, interpreting Fair Dealing, advising on risk mitigation strategies, and acting as a key campus consultant. This position is a member of the Collection Development department and reports to the Head, Collection Development.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Acting as the primary coordinator and campus consultant on issues concerning copyright risks and accountabilities;
  • Planning and providing ongoing copyright and licensing education to staff, students, faculty, and other members of the University Community
  • Providing support to the Library's information resources licensing and assessment work through the analysis of vendor licenses and contracts, as well as recommending negotiation strategies
  • Identifying important developments concerning copyright and licensing, communicating them to key stakeholders, and recommending mitigation strategies 

The University of Waterloo Library is committed to excellence in serving all of our user groups, including people with disabilities. We strive to provide services and resources in a way that respects the dignity and independence of all members of our community at all times. We also commit to giving people with disabilities the same opportunity to benefit from the same services, in the same place, and in a similar way as other users.

The University of Waterloo Library is a member of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), and the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL).  The Library is a member of the Tri-University Group (TUG), along with member libraries at the University of Guelph and Wilfrid Laurier University, serving a combined student population of over 76,000, combined holdings exceeding 5 million, and combined budgets exceeding $45 million.  The Tri-University Group manages shared technology and a remote storage facility, and enables collaborative projects across the three library systems.

Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree, or equivalent.
    • A Bachelor of Laws degree, legal coursework or legal research coursework, or equivalent work experience would be considered assets.
  • Demonstrated experience with Canadian copyright law and its applications, particularly in the context of higher education
  • Demonstrated experience reviewing and analyzing contracts and licenses, particularly in the context of higher education
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and good judgement, with a demonstrated ability to maintain respectful, and constructive working relationships across multiple levels and diverse stakeholders
  • Proven ability to work independently, professionally, and collaboratively to manage and mitigate complex problems
  • Proven ability to clearly and positively communicate complex concepts; excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to take initiative and to manage rapid change in a proactive manner
  • Comfort with ambiguity while managing multiple projects, priorities, deadlines, and developing/implementing process improvements
  • Experience leading and coaching staff, colleagues, and team members in addressing challenges and opportunities associated with a rapidly changing academic environment
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a service oriented environment
  • Proven self-starter committed to innovation and ongoing development of knowledge
  • Proven understanding of electronic information resources landscape and associated issues
  • Demonstrated supervisory and mentoring experience
  • Experience negotiating licenses and/or contracts; experience with electronic resources entitlement management; and experience working in an academic library, or higher education setting would be considered assets.

We welcome interested candidates to connect directly with Ian Robson, Head, Collection Development, to learn more about this exciting position. Ian may be reached at +1-519-888-4567 ext. 31586 or by email at ian.robson@uwaterloo.ca.

The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and academic/professional qualifications.Librarian positions are within the USG 8-13 range. For uWaterloo pay scales, refer tohttps://uwaterloo.ca/secretariat-general-counsel/sites/ca.secretariat-general-counsel/files/uploads/files/2016-2017_for_public.pdf

Deadlines for applications: For assured consideration, applications should be received by Monday January 30th, 2017. An open presentation may be included in the interview process.

To apply and view the full job description:

Full job description: http://www.hr.uwaterloo.ca/.jd/00006832.html

Librarian's Employment Handbook: http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/AboutLibrary/documents/LEH2010-June2010.pdfThis document outlines the rules and procedures around promotion and professional development.

Interviews are expected to be held beginning in late February 2017.

To apply for this job:

https://careers-uwaterloo.icims.com/jobs/1249/librarian%2c-copyright-and-licensing/job

Please upload your cover letter, resume, and any other information into ONE document.

Employment Equity: The University respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. We invite applications from all interested applicants. Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority.

In the heart of Waterloo Region, at the forefront of innovation, the University of Waterloo is home to world-changing research and inspired teaching. At the hub of a growing network of global partnerships, Waterloo will shape the future by building bridges with industry and between disciplines, institutions and communities.

For details, visit www.uwaterloo.ca

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Call for Applications: ARL/SAA Mosaic II

The second iteration of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL)/Society of American Archivists (SAA) Mosaic Program is now accepting applications for the 2017-2019 cohort. The program promotes much-needed diversification of the archives and special collections professional workforce by providing support for master of library and information science (MLIS) students from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups who are pursuing degrees with a concentration in archives or special collections librarianship. The ARL/SAA Mosaic Program was established in 2013 with a grant awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). An additional grant, awarded in 2016, is funding an extension of the program through 2019. The program is funded by ARL member libraries and SAA in addition to IMLS.

Components of the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program II include financial support for MLIS education, a robust internship experience, mentoring, career placement assistance, and leadership development. This second iteration of the program also offers additional funding to support professional development emphasizing digital curation and management skills. The program seeks to attract individuals who demonstrate excellent potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archives and special collections profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it.

Program Benefits
The ARL/SAA Mosaic Program II offers a generous compensation package for each program participant consisting of:

  • Tuition stipend of up to $10,000 distributed in four equal installments of $2,500 per semester
  • Paid internship in a partner archives or library organization beginning in fall 2017
  • Financial assistance to participate in select Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) trainings
  • Mentoring from an archives professional or special collections librarian
  • Financial assistance of up to $1,000 for relocation to the area of the MLIS program that the participant will attend
  • Student membership in SAA for two years
  • Support for travel to and participation in the annual ARL/SAA Mosaic Leadership Forum and SAA Annual Meeting in July 2018
  • Support for travel to and participation in the ARL Annual Leadership Symposium, held in conjunction with the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in January 2018

Eligibility
To be eligible for the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program II, you must:

  • Identify as an underrepresented racial or ethnic minority, based on the categories outlined by the US Census Bureau or Statistics Canada as well as Native, Aboriginal, and Indigenous classifications
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada
  • Be accepted into a master's program in archival science, archival management, digital archives, special collections, or a related program
  • Remain enrolled in at least six graduate credit hours per term through completion of the designated graduate programs and have at least one full academic year remaining in studies
  • Maintain a 3.0 grade point average (on a 4-point scale) each term and submit transcripts as evidence of progression towards completion of graduate studies in the targeted areas

More Information & Application
For additional information about the program and to apply, please visit the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program webpage. The completed online application form and attachments as well as both letters of recommendation should be submitted to ARL by Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 11:59 p.m. eastern standard time (EST).

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Part-Time Youth Services Librarian, Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, MA

Cary Memorial Library is seeking a creative and welcoming part-time (15 hours/week) Librarian to join our Youth Services team. As the 6 th highest circulating library in Massachusetts, our busy library is innovative, forward looking, and full of energy and enthusiasm. Our community reads voraciously, shows up for Library events, and expects excellence!

Responsibilities: Provides reference and reader's advisory services to children and their caregivers. Assists in collection development and maintenance of children's room collections. Develops and implements children's programs and services as time permits.

Assumes responsibility for the Children's Department, staff and pages when serving as the "in charge" children's librarian. Assist with circulation functions, including assisting patrons at the circulation desk, or on the self-check machines, as well as the daily paging list. This position will be stationed primarily in the Children's Room but will include working at the Teen Services desk if needed.

Qualifications: An ALA-accredited MLS with two or more years of working with children preferred. We are looking for someone who will be self-motivated, demonstrates attention to detail, and possesses the ability to establish a rapport with patrons of all ages, but particularly with children. A collegial attitude and commitment to outstanding customer service is essential. Knowledge of children's literature required and knowledge of teen literature is a plus. Experience in using III Millennium software is preferred, although we will consider candidates with experience using other automated circulation systems. Ability to speak Mandarin is a plus.

Schedule: 15 hours per week, including every other Saturday, and one evening each week.

Salary range: $25.73 - $33.03 per hour. Time-and- a-half differential for Sunday hours. Pro-rated vacation, sick, and holiday leave. This is a union position.

Send a resume and letter of application by January 27, 2017 to Andrea Morrison, Administrative Assistant, Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420 (amorrison@minlib.net)

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Online Product Assistant, Sage Publishing, Washington, DC

To apply please send a resume and cover letter to Stephanie.Garrett@sagepub.com

Overview

The Online Product Assistant will support the creation and ongoing management of online products for the academic library market. They will assist Product Managers developing new products and monitoring and improving live products. They will carry out projects as assigned including market research, product testing, developing requirements for product enhancements, and process improvements. They will lead the monthly process of product reporting, adapting the reports based on feedback from the team, and coordinate regular creation and dissemination of the reports. They will support the Washington DC-based members of the Online Products Team with administrative duties.

This position is part of the global Online Products Team at SAGE, working in a dynamic part of the business to significantly increase SAGE's online product portfolio for our library customers. Products for the library market at SAGE are developed with external technology partners.

Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities

  • Lead the monthly process for creation and dissemination of product reports covering site analytics, sales and marketing updates, and product news
  • Support creation and evolution of reporting templates for all products, owning the templates and evolving them based on team feedback
  • As assigned or product in beta, generate detailed beta reports, including sales and usage information
  • Support large cross-functional meetings, including coordinating rooms, timing, agendas and minutes
  • Coordinate logistics for special in-office events such as all day summit meetings, including rooms reservations, attendees and catering
  • Support DC-based Online Products Team members with travel arrangements, travel expense reporting, and other administrative tasks
  • Work with all product managers to track new product and enhancement spending against budget, documented in a central location
  • Support delivery of new product releases and product enhancement projects, as assigned, including monitoring project plans, documenting requirements, carrying out user acceptance testing, tracking open issues, coordinating launch sign off and communicating enhancements internally
  • Support product documentation, owning the ongoing intranet space for library products and maintaining process documentations and templates
  • In coordination with all team members, carry out competitor research, especially focused on functionality benchmarking
  • Participate in and support external product-related marketing, publicity and customer service activity as requested.

Qualifications & Education

  • Bachelor's degree required; 1 year relevant experience required
  • Working knowledge of publishing industry beneficial
  • Experience working with online products and services beneficial, especially experience with Google Analytics
  • Experience working with the library and academic market beneficial
  • Ability to effectively interface with customers, both internally and externally
  • Proven skills in organization, time management, and efficient execution of tasks
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including creating graphics in Excel
  • Successful track record of team- and relationship-building required
  • Professional, enthusiastic demeanor and positive outlook necessary
  • Results-oriented and analytical approach, balanced by good detail orientation, required

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Part-Time Digital Asset Management Assistant, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

Job Description:
The part-time digital asset management assistant will help us process our photo shoots using our DAM system (Portfolio Extensis). The assistant will be responsible for uploading and adding metadata to all shoots. Our database which currently contains over 150,000 assets, is used by multiple departments throughout Harvard Law School and externally and is the primary digital photo collection of "current" law school images. 

We are looking for someone who has substantial experience working with and managing digital asset management systems and has an understanding of working with taxonomies and metadata. The assistant would also help with our Wordpress site and will assist us with our YouTube channel.

Skills: Familiarity with WordPress, Photoshop; strong communications skills; strong visual skills; Independent worker and self starter, does not require extensive direction strong attention to detail and someone who is naturally curious and motivated, collaborative, and willing to take on all tasks. Position begins immediately.
Please send cover letter and resume to lgrant@law.harvard.edu.

The position is for 10 hours per week, $18 per hour. The hours are flexible within the work week.

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Call for Papers: 23rd Americas Conference on Information Systems

23rd Americas Conference on Information Systems
August 10 - 12, 2017, Boston, MA, USA
http://amcis2017.aisnet.org<http://amcis2017.aisnet.org/

Dear Colleagues,

We welcome papers for the mini track titled "Social Theory in Information Systems (STIR '17)", for AMCIS 2017. Details are as follows:

Track: Social Technical and Social Inclusion Issues
Mini Track Title: Social Theory in Information Systems (STIR '17)

Description

This year we are proud to celebrate the 21st consecutive year of the Social Theory in Information Systems Research minitrack. Since 1996, scholars and researchers have presented cutting edge research, using social theory in their work.

STIR'17 solicits papers that use social theory in IS research drawing upon such approaches as sociotechnical theory, critical theory, social informatics, and organizational theory. We are interested in highlighting research that critically examines the constitution of ICT, and their roles in organizations and society. We are particularly interested in research that makes use of social theory to address the main theme of the conference, "A Tradition of Innovation," meaning work that is innovative in terms of multi- and trans-disciplinary uses of social theory and methodologies to study the impacts of new and emerging technologies on people in their organizational and social lives.  We are interested in questions about how we interact with ICTs in our work and social lives in ways that help and hinder the move towards more useful, productive, and happier lives.

Issues might include designing smart and sustainable digital futures, critically examining the constitution of ICTs, and their roles in the design, maintenance and dissolution of online and offline communities, and posing and investigating questions about how we interact with ICTs in our work and social lives in ways that help and sometimes hinder progress towards more useful, productive, and happier lives. Please join us in San Diego for this milestone!

Suggested Topics

In addition to research aligned with the conference theme we are also interested in high quality empirical and conceptual work that uses social theory to study and understand:

  • The implications of social networks for organizations and social groups
  • Conceptual and empirical work focusing on the ways ICT can promote or hinder social inclusion
  • The significance of cyberinfrastructure for commerce, governing and research and sustainable development
  • The relationships between ICTs and people as they participate in online communities and virtual teams
  • Online communities of practice, their processes and outcomes
  • The dynamics of and social and cultural impacts on ICT
  • Hacktivism and the use of technology to mobilize resources and advance ideology
  • Unintended consequences of technology implementation and use in organizations and in social life
  • Scientific collaboration and scholarly communication as enabled and constrained by ICTs
  • The impacts of social computing on our social and work lives


SUBMISSION SITE http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/amcis2017

Submissions may be of two types:

  • Completed research papers (< 5000 words, excluding references, tables, and figures)
  • Research-in-progress papers (< 3500 words, excluding references, tables, and figures)


All conference submissions will be double-blind, peer reviewed, and must be submitted using the online submission system at

http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/amcis2017

For complete instructions for authors and information about the conference, visit the AMCIS 2017 website at

http://amcis2017.aisnet.org

IMPORTANT DATES

January 9, 2017: Manuscript submissions for AMCIS 2016 begin
March 1, 2017: AMCIS manuscript submissions closes for authors at 10:00am PST
April 17, 2017: Notification of initial decision

CHAIR CONTACT INFORMATION

Pnina Fichman, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University
fichman@indiana.edu

Howard Rosenbaum, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University
hrosenba@indiana.edu

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Call for Submissions: IC2S2 2017 - 3rd International Conference on Computational Social Science

IC2S2 2017 - 3rd International Conference on Computational Social Science
July 10-13, 2017
Cologne, Germany
https://ic2s2.org/2017/
#IC2S2

This international conference (now in its third edition) aims to bring together scientists from different disciplines and research areas to meet and discuss computational problems in the study of social systems and dynamics, as well as research questions motivated by large datasets, either extracted from real applications (e.g. social media, communication systems), or created via controlled experiments or computational models The goal of the conference is to create a broad and interdisciplinary community of researchers, including academics, tech industry workers, open data activists, government agency workers, and think tank analysts, who are committed to advancing social science knowledge through computational methods.

In addition to keynote speakers and paper sessions, the conference will also include a series of training opportunities and tutorials. Please watch for the call for tutorials.

We welcome submissions on any topic in the intersection of the social sciences and the computer sciences, including (a) new approaches for understanding social phenomena, (b) improving methods for computational social science, (c) and improving conditions for computational social science research. But we are especially interested in:

  • Methods and analyses of integrated human-machine decision-making
  • Text analysis and natural language processing of social phenomena
  • Network analysis of social systems
  • Large-scale social experiments and/or phenomena
  • Causal inference and computational methods for social science
  • Methods and analyses of algorithmic accountability
  • Building and evaluating socio-technical systems
  • Novel digital data and/or computational analyses for addressing societal challenges
  • Methods and analyses of biased, selective, or incomplete observational social data
  • Methodological integration and triangulation of social data
  • Social news curation and collaborative filtering
  • Methods and analyses for social information / digital communication dynamics
  • Ethics of computational research on human behavior
  • Reproducibility in computational social science research
  • Infrastructure to facilitate industry/academic cooperation in computational social science
  • Computational social science research in industry
  • Science and technology studies approaches to computational science work
  • Practical problems in computational social science
  • Issues of inclusivity in computational social science
  • All other topics in computational social science

Researchers across disciplines, faculty, graduate students, industry researchers, policy makers, and non-profit workers are all encouraged to submit computational data-driven research and innovative computational methodological or theoretical contributions on social phenomena for consideration.

IMPORTANT DATES

Deadline for abstract submission: 01 March 2017
Notification of acceptance: 13 April 2017
Conference dates: 10-13 July 2016

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Contributions to the conference should be submitted via EasyChair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ic2s22017

The submission should include a list of authors and their affiliations, with a minimum of one designated corresponding author, a title, an abstract summary paragraph, a list of 5 keywords, and an extended abstract with at least one figure, formatted as a PDF file no larger than 20MB. Please give a sufficiently detailed description of your work and your methods so we can adequately assess its relevance. Each extended abstract will be reviewed by a Program Committee composed of experts in computational social science. Please follow the abstract template guidelines for formatting and note that abstracts longer than 3 pages will be automatically rejected.

For additional information, see the conference website which also includes the Extended Abstract Template (.docx).

The deadline for submission is 01 March 2017. Notice of acceptance will be 13 April 2017.

We will do our best to have mostly oral presentations of the selected contributions, both plenary and in parallel sessions. However, since we cannot estimate the number of submissions we may accept some abstracts for a poster session.

CONFERENCE CHAIRS
Markus Strohmaier, GESIS & University of Koblenz-Landau
Dirk Brockmann, Humboldt University Berlin
Noshir Contractor, Northwestern University
Brian Uzzi, Northwestern University

PROGRAM CHAIRS
Aaron Clauset, University of Colorado Boulder
Sandra Gonz?lez-Bail?n, University of Pennsylvania
Brian Keegan, University of Colorado Boulder
Katrin Weller, GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences

TUTORIAL CHAIRS
Ceren Budak, University of Michigan
J?rgen Pfeffer, Technical University of Munich
Derek Ruths, McGill University

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Markus Strohmaier, GESIS & University of Koblenz-Landau
Dirk Brockmann, Humboldt University Berlin
Noshir Contractor, Northwestern University
Brian Uzzi, Northwestern University
Matthew O. Jackson, Stanford University
Helen Margetts, University of Oxford
Duncan Watts, Microsoft Research

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Call for Papers: Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults (JRLYA)

** Deadline Extension: February 15, 2017 **
 
 
Social Justice issues: Public and school library services for teens
 
Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults (JRLYA), the official research journal of the American Library Association's Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), is currently accepting submissions for a special themed issue. This issue will highlight research related to social justice issues and public and school library services for teens. Researchers, librarians, graduate students, and others who conduct research related to teens (ages 12 - 18) and libraries are invited to submit manuscripts.
 
Papers describing both scholarly research (qualitative, quantitative, or theory development) 
as well as action research are welcome for peer review and consideration of publication.
 
JRLYA presents original research concerning:
1) the informational and developmental needs of teens;
2) the management, implementation, and evaluation of young adult library services; and
3) other critical issues relevant to librarians who work with this population.
 
Papers that report library programs but lack an original research component will not be considered.
 
Author's guidelines  are  located  at:  http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/author-guidelines/.  Submit manuscripts by December 5, 2016, February 15, 2017, via email to JRLYA editor, Denise Agosto, Ph.D., at: yalsaresearch@gmail.com.
 
JRLYA is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal located at: http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya. Its purpose is to enhance the development of theory, research, and practice to support young adult library services.

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Academic Library Internship, Anna Maria College, Paxton, MA

We need assistance from a library student - presently enrolled or recently graduated - who would like to take advantage of this opportunity in a small academic library.   Assistance is needed to take on a Cataloging

Project involving papers and photographs.   We also have a variety of reference instruction opportunities, collection management and public relations to the community.   No matter what your main interest is we promise experience in all aspects of   library work and opportunities to participate in social and educational committees with area academic libraries.. 

Please contact :

Janice A. Wilbur, MLIS
Library Director
Mondor-Eagen Library/Information Commons
Anna Maria College
508 849 3406
jwilbur@annamaria.edu

This internship  is not offered for course credit and is not a paid position.

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Library Assistant, Fenway High School Library, Boston, MA

This is a brand new library in a newly renovated high school in Mission Hill, serving a diverse population of students and staff. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about working with teens in an urban school environment - you do not have to be in the SLTP program.

Role: The Library Assistant manages the busy school library during the after school period, which means everything from helping with homework, to managing the volume of the room, to troubleshooting computer issues.

Responsibilities:

  • Staffing the library when the teacher-librarian is not present

  • Assisting students/staff with readers advisory and finding materials

  • Assisting students with database/technology questions

  • Managing the circulation of books and other materials

  • Shelving books

  • Keeping the library clean and orderly

  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Desire to work with teens

  • Passion for reading/talking about books

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Experience working in an urban environment is preferred but not necessary

Pay: $12 per hour

Hours: Approximately 6 hours per week, two afternoons per week, one which must be Tuesday from 2-5pm.

Start Date: Immediate

Please email your resume and letter of interest to:

Bonnie McBride
Information and Media Specialist
Fenway High School
bmcbride@fenwayhs.org

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Archives Assistant, Fenway High School Library, Boston, MA

This is a brand new library in a newly renovated high school in Mission Hill, serving a diverse population of students and staff. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about working with teens in an urban school environment and who is interested in gaining experience in a unique archives environment. Fenway High School was established as the first pilot school in Boston over thirty years ago, and has a growing archive documenting the history of the school. Upon our move to our new building last year, an influx of materials occurred along with a creation of a separate archive space.

Role: The Archives Assistant will work on processing, arranging, and describing the newly donated materials, along with creating an updated finding aid. While working on the collection, the Archives Assistant will be staffing the library after school and will be interacting with students.  

Responsibilities:

  • Staffing the library when the teacher-librarian is not present
  • Processing, arranging, and describing archival materials
  • Assisting students/staff with readers advisory and finding materials
  • Managing the circulation of books and other materials
  • Keeping the library clean and orderly
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Desire to work with teens

  • Archives experience is not necessary, however completion of Intro to Archives is required

  • Flexibility as a busy high school library is always changing

Hours: This role is for approximately 6 hours per week; two afternoons from 2-5pm.

Pay: $12 per hour

Start Date: Immediate

Please email your resume and letter of interest to:

Bonnie McBride
Information and Media Specialist
Fenway High School
bmcbride@fenwayhs.org

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Call for Papers: Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ)

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 36th issue. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. To be included in the 36th issue, which is scheduled for publication in mid April 2017, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at http://journal.code4lib.org/submit-proposal <http://journal.code4lib.org/submit-proposal> or to journal@code4lib.org <mailto:journal@code4lib.org> by Tuesday, January 17, 2017.  When submitting, please include the title or subject of the proposal in the subject line of the email message.

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

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


C4LJ strives to promote professional communication by minimizing the barriers to publication.  While articles should be of a high quality, they need not follow any formal structure.  Writers should aim for the middle ground between blog posts and articles in traditional refereed journals.  Where appropriate, we encourage authors to submit code samples, algorithms, and pseudo-code.  For more information, visit C4LJ's Article Guidelines or browse articles from the first 34 issues published on our website: http://journal.code4lib.org <http://journal.code4lib.org/>.

Remember, for consideration for the 36 issue, please send proposals, abstracts, or draft articles to journal@code4lib.org <mailto:journal@code4lib.org> no later than Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

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

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Call for Participation: iConference/Data Science Workshop at iConference 2017

iConference 2017
March 22-25, 2017, Wuhan, China
Effect - Expand - Evolve: Global Collaboration across the Information Community

Information Science to Data Science: New Directions for iSchools Workshop<http://cci.drexel.edu/mrc/news/2016-12-iconference2017/>

Information Science to Data Science<http://ischools.org/the-iconference/program/workshops/#workshop4> is a half-day workshop on March 22nd at the 2017 iConference, hosted by the Wuhan University School of Information Management<http://sim.whu.edu.cn/en/> and the Sungkyunkwan University Library & Information Science and Data Science Department<http://ischool.skku.edu/liseng/menu_1/2_1.jsp>. The Information Science to Data Science Workshop is sponsored, in part, by the Metadata Research Center<http://cci.drexel.edu/mrc/>/CCI/Drexel.

The iSchools, an interdisciplinary community, has a unique opportunity to contribute to the field data science, given information science foundations and advances in information retrieval, knowledge organization, visualization, and other information and data-driven processes.

The "Information Science to Data Science:  New Directions for iSchools" workshop at iConference 2017, Wuhan University, will provide a forum for cross-institutional dialog in the area of data science. Contributions welcome from iSchool leaders and faculty, graduate students, and industry partners engaged in and exploring the complementary relationship and convergence of information science and data science.

The workshop will include position papers and statements along with breakout group discussion. Workshop goals are to: 1) share iSchool developments in data science education and research, 2) articulate unique contributions and opportunities for iSchools in data science, and 3) lay a foundation for continued, international dialog among iSchools leading or seeking to pursue data science.

ATTENDANCE
Workshop participation is open to both presenters (people submitting position papers or statements), as well as general participants who seek to engage in this necessary discussion.

PAPERS and STATEMENTS DETAILS
We seek position papers (roughly 2 pages) or statements (200-500 words). Papers and statements may address one of the following guiding questions.
1. What are iSchool currently doing in the data science space?
2. What unique contributions and opportunities are there for iSchools in data science education and research?
3. What hardware, software, applications, knowledge and skill, and other resources are required for iSchools to excel and lead in data science?
4. How can iSchools facilitate global collaboration in data science education and research?

Submissions are not restricted to the posited questions, and may address other topics associated workshop?s themes and the relationship between information science and data science.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

  • All submission will be peer reviewed by the workshop organizing committee and made accessible via the Metadata Research Center'?s website<https://cci.drexel.edu/mrc/> at Drexel University, prior to the workshop.
  • At least one author of accepted work is expected to register and participate in the workshop at Wuhan University.
  • Submissions should follow the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) template:  https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template.
  • Presenters will have an opportunity to submit an extended version of work for a special monograph to be published as part of the iResearch Series, following the workshop.
  • Workshop submissions should be sent to: IS2DataSci@gmail.com<mailto:IS2DataSci@gmail.com>.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Submissions due: February 5, 2017
  • Review feedback shared by: February 20, 2017
  • Final copies for workshop dissemination due: March 15


Organizing Committee
Jane Greenberg, CCI, Drexel University (Co-chair). Xia Lin, CCI, Drexel University (Co-chair). Gobinda Chowdhury, Professor of Information Science, Chair, European iSchools, Department of Computer & Information Sciences, Northumbria University. Sam Oh, Sungkyunkwan University: Library & Information Science and Data Science Department. Virginia Ortiz-Repiso, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Il-Yeol Song, CCI, Drexel University. Shigeo Sugimoto, University of Tsukuba: Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies. Qinghua Zhu, Nanjing University, China

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Call for Research & Innovation Papers: SEMANTiCS 2017 - The Linked Data Conference

SEMANTiCS 2017 - The Linked Data Conference
13th International Conference on Semantic Systems
Amsterdam, Netherlands
September 11 -14, 2017
http://2017.semantics.cc

The Research & Innovation track at SEMANTiCS welcomes the submission of papers on novel scientific research and/or innovations relevant to the topics of the conference. Submissions must be original and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers should follow the ACM ICPS guidelines for formatting (http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates) and must not exceed 8 pages in lenght for full papers and 4 pages for short papers, including references and optional appendices. Research & Innovation Papers are published within ACM ICP Series.

Important Dates (Research & Innovation)

  • Abstract Submission Deadline:           May 17, 2017 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)
  • Paper Submission Deadline:                May 24, 2017 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)
  • Notification of Acceptance:             July 3, 2017 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)
  • Camera-Ready Paper:                     August 14, 2017 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)

For details please go to: https://2017.semantics.cc/calls or contact the Research and Innovation Chairs:

  • Catherine Faron Zucker, faron [@] i3s.unice.fr, Universit? Nice
  • Sophia Antipolis
  • Rinke Hoekstra, rinke.hoekstra [@] vu.nl, Vrije UniversiteitAmsterdam/University of Amsterdam

As in the previous years, SEMANTiCS?17 proceedings will be published by ACM ICP (pending).

SEMANTiCS 2017 will especially welcome submissions for the following hot
topics:

  • Data Science (special track, see below)
  • Web Semantics, Linked (Open) Data & schema.org
  • Corporate Knowledge Graphs
  • Knowledge Integration and Language Technologies
  • Data Quality Management
  • Economics of Data, Data Services and Data Ecosystems

Following the success of previous years, the horizontals (research) and verticals (industries) below are of interest for the conference:

Horizontals

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

Data Science Special Track Horizontals

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

Verticals

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

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

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Call for Proposals: Digital Library Perspectives (DLP)

*Digital Library Perspectives* (*DLP*) is looking for articles for a special issue on innovative strategies for staffing and funding of digital initiatives in libraries, museums, archives, and other information organizations. Articles can be of any length, and figures and screen shots
are encouraged. *DLP* is a peer-reviewed journal.

Inquiries can be sent directly to the editor's email listed below.  Please send a title and short proposal, along with contact information, to the editor no later than January 15, 2017Accepted proposals will be due by August 1, 2017, and can be submitted directly to the Emerald ScholarOne system at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/dlp.

If you have any questions, please contact the editor directly:
Bradford Lee Eden, Ph.D.
Editor, *Digital Library Perspectives*
Dean of Library Services
Christopher Center for Library and Information Resources
Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, Indiana  46383
brad.eden@valpo.edu
219-464-5099
___________________________________________________

*Digital Library Perspectives (DLP)*

Journal history

Previously published as *OCLC Systems & Services:  International Digital Library Perspectives

*Aims & Scope*

Digital Library Perspectives (DLP) is a peer-reviewed journal concerned with digital content collections.  It publishes research  related to the curation and web-based delivery of digital objects collected for the advancement of scholarship, teaching and learning.  And which advance the
digital information environment as it relates to global knowledge, communication and world memory.

The journal aims to keep readers informed about current trends, initiatives, and developments.  Including those in digital libraries and digital repositories,  along with their standards and technologies.

The editor invites contributions on the following, as well as other related topics:

  • Digitization
  • Data as information
  • Archives and manuscripts
  • Digital preservation and digital archiving
  • Digital cultural memory initiatives
  • Usability studies
  • K-12 and higher education uses of digital collections

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Call for Volunteers: Help Archive the Women's March on Washington!

The Women's March on Washington Archive Project is a group of archivists from the SAA Women Archivists Section (formerly roundtable), and having discussed the potential "hot spot" of the January 21, 2017 political protests wish to ensure the ephemeral nature of the many marches nationwide are preserved.

Here is the Call for Volunteers: 

Unlike many recent political protests, we have time to plan and put a documentation strategy into place. We are asking for assistance in documenting the marches, national and sister marches alike in the following capacities: collecting ephemera, outreach to local march organizers, collecting oral histories, and documenting the marches on video among others. You can join our Facebook group here, or reach out to Gayle Schechter, gayle.schechter@simmons.edu (if in Boston) or the two admins directly (if you would like to be involved outside of Boston). Danielle Russell, daniellerussell.archivist@gmail.com and Katrina Vandeven, katrina.h.vandeven@gmail.com. Currently, we are working on creating a digital aggregate platform where people can share their digital materials, as well as locating repositories for physical ephemera. We are also creating guidelines for performing oral history interviews during the march, as well as more formal oral histories after the event.

We really hope that you will be interested assisting with the preservation of these events, but understand if active archiving is not your passion. Please share this call to action amongst your archival friends, and if you are attending any of the marches, please keep us in mind for donating your photographs, videos, and other protest ephemera!

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Faculty Member, University of Missouri, School of Information Science & Learning Technologies, Columbia, MO

The School of Information Science & Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri is seeking a tenured or tenure-track faculty member with an emphasis in Serious Games/Computational Thinking.

Applicants for the position should provide evidence of expertise in one or more of the following key areas: Design of games based on sound principles of learning and human-centered design; computational thinking, naturalistic research methodologies such as learning analytics, virtual ethnography; computational linguistics and discourse analysis.

Search committee member Dr. Sanda Erdelez (erdelezs@missouri.edu) will be available for informal meetings about the position at the ALISE Conference, January 17-18.

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Reference/Outreach Librarian, University of Miami Law Library, Miami, FL

The Law Library is seeking a Reference/Outreach Librarian to join our team.  In addition to general reference duties, the Reference/Outreach Librarian is responsible for (i) managing the library's online presence, including its social media platforms, and (ii) developing and coordinating library services and trainings for law school staff and departments, as well as non-law school groups.  

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Assists in maintaining the library's web page, and manages the library's online presence via social media and other electronic means;
  • Develops, markets, and implements outreach initiatives geared toward law school staff and departments;  
  • Coordinates and implements the preparation of, and prepares, print and electronic research guides, video tutorials, and other technology-based tools to educate and assist patrons in conducting legal research and using library resources;
  • Coordinates trainings for non-law school departments and programs; 
  • Works at a centrally located, active reference desk to provide reference assistance to law students and faculty, the University of Miami community, members of the bar and the public;
  • Participates in teaching library-sponsored classes; 
  • Responsible for faculty research requests as needed; 
  • Possibility of teaching an advanced legal research course as an Adjunct; 
  • Some evening and weekend work is required; 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Required Qualifications: 
M.L.S. (or foreign equivalent) and J.D. (or foreign equivalent) from accredited institutions (completion of both degrees required by employment start date); excellent organizational and teaching skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to develop and implement a new program from beginning to end; strong service philosophy; desire to participate as an enthusiastic team player; energetic, hard working and flexible; able to work in a fast-paced environment with people from varied backgrounds; willing to take initiative.

Salary and Benefits: 
Commensurate with qualifications and experience; comprehensive benefits package, including moving assistance and professional development funds. This position is a non-tenure track faculty appointment.

Application: 

Anyone (entry level or experienced) wishing to be considered for this position should write or email Pam Lucken, Head of Reference, at plucken@law.miami.edu or to the University of Miami Law Library, P.O. Box 248087, Coral Gables, FL 33124 or by Fax (305-284-3554). For questions, please contact Pam Lucken by email or by telephone (305-284-3043).

The application letter should include a complete statement of qualifications, a resume and the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three persons who are knowledgeable about the applicant's qualifications for this position. Candidates applying early will be given first consideration, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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

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Reference/Instructional Services Librarian, University of Miami Law Library, Miami, FL

The Law Library is seeking a Reference/Instructional Services Librarian to join our team.  In addition to general reference duties, the Reference/Instructional Services Librarian is responsible for coordinating all training and outreach to students and student groups within the law school.  

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for creating, organizing, and marketing legal research training opportunities for law students and student groups;
  • Coordinates library participation in the First Year Legal Communication and Research Skills classes (tours, training, etc.); 
  • Works at a centrally located, active reference desk to provide reference assistance to law students and faculty, the University of Miami community, members of the bar and the public;
  • Participates in teaching library-sponsored classes;
  • Responsible for faculty research requests as needed;
  • Prepares educational research tools, such as guides and video tutorials;
  • Possibility of teaching an advanced legal research course as an Adjunct;
  • Some evening and weekend work is required;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
M.L.S. (or foreign equivalent) and J.D. (or foreign equivalent) from accredited institutions (completion of both degrees required by employment start date); excellent organizational and teaching skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to develop and implement a new program from beginning to end; strong service philosophy; desire to participate as an enthusiastic team player; energetic, hard working and flexible; able to work in a fast-paced environment with people from varied backgrounds; willing to take initiative.

Salary and Benefits:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience; comprehensive benefits package, including moving assistance and professional development funds. This position is a non-tenure track faculty appointment.

Application:
Anyone (entry level or experienced) wishing to be considered for this position should write or email Pam Lucken, Head of Reference, at plucken@law.miami.edu or to the University of Miami Law Library, P.O. Box 248087, Coral Gables, FL 33124 or by Fax (305-284-3554). For questions, please contact Pam Lucken by email or by telephone (305-284-3043).

The application letter should include a complete statement of qualifications, a resume and the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three persons who are knowledgeable about the applicant's qualifications for this position. Candidates applying early will be given first consideration, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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

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Assistant/Associate Professor, Kent State University SLIS, Kent, OH

APPLY NOW. Members of the search committee from Kent State University will be scheduling interviews at ALISE for qualified applicants. Informational interview times may be available as well, depending on the number of applicant interviews. Email Search Committee Chairperson Dr. Meghan Harper at sharper1@kent.edu for scheduling information.

The Kent State University School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) is seeking exceptional candidates for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (subject to University approval).  

We are most interested in a candidate who can capitalize on our school's strengths and extend our coverage into new areas of information studies via new and emerging combinations of content areas. Applications are encouraged from candidates with research and teaching competencies that bridge two or more of the following areas:

  • School and/or youth librarianship;
  • Museum studies;
  • Socio-technical studies.

The successful candidate will join an active, collaborative, diverse and internationally engaged community of scholars. Candidates must have a doctorate in Library and Information Science or a related field and demonstrate evidence of strong potential for research and scholarly activity, publications and successful grant applications in one or more of the above research areas. Candidates should be able to teach at least one of the School's core courses. Experience in online teaching is preferred.

A nine-month appointment begins August 21, 2017; summer teaching, including workshops, may be available. Salary is competitive; benefits are excellent. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. A letter of interest and vitae should be submitted online at https://jobs.kent.edu. Names and contact information for at least three references should be provided with the application. The letter of interest should indicate teaching background and research interests.

For additional information, contact the Search Committee chair: Dr. Meghan Harper. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University offers a Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.) and the Master of Science in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management with a concentration in Health Informatics, User Experience Design or Knowledge Management. In addition, the school participates in an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in the College of Communication and Information. SLIS has the largest graduate program at Kent State and enjoys newly-renovated office and research space. The main campus of Kent State University is located in vibrant Northeast Ohio, with world-class medical facilities, regional and national centers for the arts, and first-rate entertainment and professional sports, as well as the scenic Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Kent State University supports equal opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity in education and employment. Applications from minority group members and women are encouraged. 

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Part-time Library Assistant, Kennebunk Free Library, Kennebunk, ME

Kennebunk Free Library is seeking a friendly, people-oriented person with outstanding customer service skills to join our staff as Library Assistant.  The Library Assistant assists patrons and helps establish and maintain a high customer service performance standard.

Please clickhere for a full job description.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references to:

Jill E. LeMay, Director
Kennebunk Free Library
112 Main Street
Kennebunk, Maine 04043

or email to kfl@kennebunk.lib.me.us

Schedule:

Weeks 1, 2, 3 & 4: Mon., Tues., and Thurs. 10 - 1;
Week 3: Wed. 4 - 8; and
Week 3: Sat. 9 - 5

Wage: $14.50/hour; eligible for benefits as per KFL Employee Handbook.  Application deadline is close of business on Thursday, January 19, 2017.

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Children's Librarian/Head of Youth Services, Kennebunk Free Library, Kennebunk, ME

Kennebunk Free Library is seeking a creative, friendly, dynamic, and enthusiastic Children's Librarian with a strong commitment to public library service. This key position combines the best of librarianship with leadership opportunities in a thriving public library in the heart of Kennebunk.

Please clickhere for a full job description.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references to:
Jill E. LeMay, Director
Kennebunk Free Library
112 Main Street
Kennebunk, Maine 04043

or email to kfl@kennebunk.lib.me.us

Salary range: $42,000 - $46,000.  Application deadline is close of business on Thursday, January 19, 2017.

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Science Information Specialist Librarian, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Are you interested in joining a Library team working at the #1 ranked "most Innovative school in America" by U. S. News and World Report?  Arizona State University Library seeks a highly motivated, dynamic, and innovative professional to build the Library's connections with the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities supporting but not limited to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, ASU's largest and most diverse college.  This is an ideal position for a diverse, dynamic, collaborative and forward thinking team player who is dedicated to shaping the future of instructional support and research endeavors in ASU's STEM disciplines.

The successful candidate has a broad understanding of scholarly information across multiple science fields, and connects researchers and learners with science information and resources both within and beyond the physical library. The individual works successfully with campus partners across departments and institutes, and seeks to build strong multidisciplinary relationships with faculty in these programs, in order to further both research and student learning.  The successful candidate is committed to students' academic success at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  This position will help define new services and develop programs serving as a resource for scholarly communication, research data management, information literacy and emerging technologies.  This position also facilitates collaboration with science faculty in grant-related activities including identifying grant opportunities and providing library related services to fulfill grant requirements. The individual is an Academic Professional and is expected to engage in service and scholarly activities.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in the sciences or STEM field
  • Master's degree from an ALA accredited program
  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both      independently and as a team member
  • Demonstrated understanding of the research process and data lifecycle in the sciences
  • Demonstrated ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with all faculty, students, library staff

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in leading and identifying opportunities to implement and support emerging literacies instruction with campus curricular priorities to design and develop collaborative courses, modules, and research that support curriculum design.
  • Experience in providing reference consultations and instructional services
  • Record of scholarly publications and/or presentations.
  • Grant writing experience
  • Experience with sponsored research

Salary and Rank:  This is a continuing appointment track academic professional position; Assistant/Associate Librarian and salary dependent upon experience. Early career professionals are encouraged to apply.

The Arizona State University Libraries is a leader in innovative customer service and in the strength of its collections and ranks in the top 40 research libraries in North America.  The ASU Libraries include nine physical locations on 5 campuses.  In addition, the Ross-Blakley Law Library serves the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law.  The ASU Libraries support over 90,000 full-time and part-time students and over 3,000 faculty.  More information about the Arizona State University Libraries can be found at: lib.asu.edu. 

Application Procedures: Application packet consists of a cover letter, comprehensive vita or resume, and names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of 3 recent professional references.  The application should be sent as a single (one) complete electronic file to Lillie Johnson, Lillie.Johnson@asu.edu.  Questions about the position and search should be directed to Tomalee Doan, Tomalee.Doan@asu.edu. Application Deadline: Application deadline is February 28, 2017; applications will be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed.

Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.  A background check is required for employment.  For more information regarding ASU, visit our web site:  www.asu.edu.  For the Tempe and/or Phoenix area, please visit, www.visitarizona.com. 

Arizona State University's Charter animates an institution "measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes, and how they succeed." Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  Women and minorities are welcomed and encouraged to apply. 

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Part-time, Temporary Library Assistant in Research and Instructional Services, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Brandeis University Library seeks a currently enrolled library science student to assist librarians with the delivery of programs. Work is spring/fall semester based; requires availability to take on this work during daytime weekday hours.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Participate in research help and chat reference staffing
  • Provide online content, such as research guides, tutorials, or web content
  • Assist librarians with first year instruction, research skills workshops, or other teaching/orientation activities
  • Assist with various administrative tasks
  • Other duties, as required

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience or extensive familiarity, such as focused coursework, with front-line academic library services in outreach, reference, instruction and related areas
  • Demonstrated passion for working with library users and experience that will enable excellent customer service to students and faculty
  • Knowledge of tools, strategies, and best practices to effectively assist users with their academic research needs
  • Keen interest in teaching information literacy and research skills
  • Experience with diverse populations and commitment to equity and inclusion
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Interest in emerging tools and practices
  • Adaptability to changing needs and assignments
  • Bachelor's Degree and completion of some library science coursework

Time:

We are looking to hire someone to work through spring semester of 2017 and possibly again for fall semester. 10 to 12 hours per week; $16/hour.

Please send resume and cover letter via the Brandeis Human Resources job listings: https://careers.brandeis.edu/staffjobs/. Position # 525773. Review of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, please apply by January 20th.

Brandeis University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages minorities, women, disabled individuals, and eligible veterans to apply. It is the policy of the University not to discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, or on the basis of any other protected category.

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Reference Assistant, Peabody Essex Museum, Peabody, MA

Peabody Essex Museum is seeking a full time Reference Assistant for a six month term appointment at our Phillips Library, a research library with an outstanding collection of rare books, manuscripts and photographs. The Library is housed at a temporary location in Peabody. 

Join our reference team in helping patrons with access to the Library's collections. There is a lot of interesting work to do in fulfilling patron requests and assisting PEM staff in their scholarly research. As a people person, a good communicator, and problem solver, you will help with orienting patrons to the ways of the reading room; you'll get to research and answer reference questions from authors, historians, and curious people, and of course tidy up when the work is done (re-shelving materials). 

If you have experience as a reference assistant and have completed or have made significant progress toward a MS in Library Science or have the equivalent combination of education and experience that showcase your knowledge, skills and abilities to do the job, we'd like you to apply. Sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections materials is important as is the ability to lift and/or push up to 40 lbs.
Qualified candidates should email their resume, cover letter and salary requirements, to jobs@pem.org or mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783. PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

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Librarian II, Manager, New Castle County Government, New Castle, DE

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Performs highly responsible administrative and professional library work as branch manager of one or more public libraries or major service unit within an automated library system; does related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: An employee in this class applies professional library techniques and procedures in planning, initiating, coordinating and directing activities in one or more libraries or in a major service unit within an automated library system. Under policy directives and program guidance, and subject to administrative review, this employee has considerable latitude for the exercise of independent judgment in managing, planning, and budgeting. Supervision is exercised over various professional, paraprofessional and support staff.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:(Illustrative only)
  • Supervises the operation of a library to assure efficient procedures and practices that meet the needs of the community which it serves;
  • Consults with the Community Services Department management in formulating plans, procedures, and policies for the overall operation of a particular library;
  • Prepares preliminary budget for approval;
  • Monitors budget throughout the fiscal year to assure the most service for the least expenditure;
  • Participates in the development of system policies with the other managers;
  • Prepares reports as requested;
  • Develops grants for new services not funded by New Castle County;
  • Develops and executes long-range plan to improve library services;
  • Plans public relations projects;
  • Conducts research projects as necessary;
  • Seeks opportunities for and makes presentations to civic, educational, or other interested groups in order to develop coalitions with the community;
  • Responsible for collection development in a network environment after reviewing recommendations of Librarian I's and other designated staff;
  • Promotes an ongoing attitude of dedication to excellent public service and ensures that external and internal customers are provided with the highest quality of service;
  • Responsible for coordinating the maintenance of the building and related equipment;
  • Maintains contact with the public by periodically working at service desks;
  • Interprets and defines library policies and procedures;
  • Plans, organizes, coordinates, and evaluates the work activities of all personnel in the library or major service unit;
  • Participates in the selection process to fill vacant positions;
  • Trains new professional staff in library procedures and public service and delegates other training to appropriate staff;
  • Develops an effective training program for staff;
  • Arranges for all levels of staff to be involved in system projects;
  • Reads professional literature and participates in the activities of professional organizations;
  • Keeps informed of current trends and new professional techniques;
  • Operates a data processing terminal, personal computer, and other related equipment in the course of the work.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods of library science and administration including such activities as general reference, classification, cataloging, acquisition, circulation, young adult and children's library work; good knowledge of reader interest levels and of books and authors; good knowledge of automated library systems and online and automated information resources; ability to operate a personal computer, data processing terminal, and other related equipment; ability to plan, organize, direct, and administer a complete program of library activities; ability to prepare and monitor an operating budget; ability to communicate courteously and effectively, both verbally and in writing, and to work effectively with the public and to interpret the library's policies and procedures to the public; knowledge of publisher and dealer practices and methods of library supply resources; knowledge of media equipment and techniques; ability to supervise the work of others; ability to interpret community interests and needs and to provide appropriate library services; ability to establish and maintain effective working, advisory, and consulting relationships with clubs, communities and other groups; ability to pass a County Class III physical examination.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: At least three years of increasingly responsible professional public library experience with at least one year of experience supervising paraprofessionals, and possession of a Master's Degree in Library Science from a graduate library school accredited by the American Library Association or other professional accrediting agency. Library service prior to award of Master's Degree is not counted as professional service; other graduate study is desirable. 
$53,544-$83,065
 
Please apply directly on website at www.nccde.org

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Librarian I, New Castle County Government, New Castle, DE

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Performs professional, supervisory, and administrative work within an automated library system; provides services to the general public to access information and learning through materials such as books and paper records as well as technology and electronic databases; uses the latest information and technology to help library patrons who seek assistance; performs research and analysis; classifies and organizes materials; conducts training, instruction and delivers programs at the public library; focuses on patron services and does related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: An employee in this class applies professional library techniques and procedures to perform work in all areas of library service. Responsibilities include customer service to the public, planning, organizing, and conducting activities in the major service units including reference and reader advisory services, youth services, adult services, and technical services. Supervision is exercised over full and part time library staff. This employee exercises discretion and judgment in carrying out responsibilities consistent with County and departmental policies and procedures. As experience and knowledge are gained, the employee will be expected to perform tasks of progressively increasing difficulty. The employee works as a member of a team in the library under the general supervision of a library manager or designee and may be called upon to serve as unit manager when necessary.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:(Illustrative only)
  • Plans, organizes, coordinates, supervises, and provides reference and information in a major service component of a library;
  • Specializes in reference services to children, teen and/or adults based on organizational need;
  • Interprets and explains library regulations to the public and the staff;
  • Plans and implements library programs for the public;
  • Develops programmatic partnerships with private and public community groups;
  • Reviews and selects materials for inclusion in the collection;
  • Maintains and develops collection in light of community needs and makes recommendations for collection development in a network environment;
  • Assists in budget preparation;
  • Trains, supervises, schedules, and evaluates staff work activities;
  • Consults with the manager in formulating plans, procedures and policies for the overall operation of the library;
  • Develops and provides training programs for staff;
  • Prepares and develops publicity for library programs and services;
  • Participates in the selection process to fill vacant positions;
  • Schedules and plans special projects and exhibits;
  • Compiles statistics for quarterly, annual, and special reports;
  • Prepares and develops publicity for library programs and services;
  • Participates in the selection process to fill vacant positions;
  • Schedules and plans special projects and exhibits;
  • Compiles statistics for quarterly, annual, and special reports;
  • Participates in the activities of professional organizations;
  • Reads professional literature to keep informed of current trends, new professional techniques, and library automation;
  • In technical services, plans, organizes, coordinates, and supervises the acquisition and physical processing of all library materials and develops acquisitions and cataloging functions in the automated system;
  • Participates in making cataloging policy;
  • Responsible for original and complex copy cataloging of print and non-print materials;
  • Maintains database by supervising responses to error reports, authority problems, and questions from system libraries;
  • Provides onsite supervision for the facility and for the safety of patrons and staff; 
  • Assists other staff with customer service at the public computers and circulation desk as required;
  • Facilitates use of public meeting rooms and other areas of library for community and civic purposes;
  • Develops partnerships to foster literacy and reading skills for new language learners;
  • Assists patrons seeking employment with on-line applications and resources;
  • Promotes the library as a center for inclusion and diversity in the community;
  • Operates a personal computer and other related equipment in the course of the work;
  • Promotes an ongoing attitude of dedication to excellent public service and ensures that external and internal customers are provided with the highest quality of service

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, techniques, and methods of library science and administration, including such activities as general reference, classification, cataloging, acquisition, children's and young adult service, adult service, and automated systems; ability to use a personal computer and other related equipment; self motivated and able to create and/or appreciate new ideas, approaches to operations and/or organization; ability to communicate courteously and effectively, both verbally and in writing, and to work effectively with other staff and the public; ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others; ability to work in a team environment to deliver service to the public.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of a Master's Degree in Library Science from a graduate library school accredited by the American Library Association or other professional accrediting agency.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENT: Preference will be given for professional experience in a public library.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Must pass a Class III County physical examination and a background check. 
$48,566-$75,343
Please apply directly on the website at www.nccde.org

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Senior Librarian (Early Childhood Services), Suffolk Public Library, Suffolk, VA

Closing Date: 1/17/2017

Description: Under general supervision, performs professional library work in independently performing or supervising the reference services provided by the Library, coordinating and implementing outreach services to the community, or coordinating and directing programs of service to youth and families. The Senior Librarian (Early Childhood Services) will be responsible for the development of system-wide events, classes and services serving children ages 0-5 in coordination with the Youth and Family Services Department Staff. Reports to the Youth and Family Services Manager.

Link: http://www.suffolkpubliclibrary.com/careers/

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Information Product Team, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

Be a part of the Baker Library information product team Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School (Part-time; no benefits)

Key responsibilities

  • Leverage the holdings of Baker Library's digital collections and third party databases/information sources in the creation of information products
  • Business research experience including the ability to read and interpret financial statements 
  • Research, curate, and synthesize content for business topics, industries or companies
  • Business writing experience: clearly and concisely synthesize and analyze multiple sources to develop new information resources, including  bibliographic essays, company overviews and other products
  • Produce digital products using multiple platforms & formats (Silverpop, Zotero, HTML)
  • Pro-actively participate and clearly communicate in multi-step, multi-person production processes

Basic Qualifications (Required for this position):

  • Minimum 2 years of professional-level information research work experience.
  • Expert knowledge of business information sources; broad knowledge of business topics including corporate finance, accounting, business history, etc.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in the use of common tools (ex: content management systems, curation and publishing) for information access, management, analysis, and presentation.
  • Excellent organizational, writing, communication, and interpersonal skills; a superb team player

Additional Qualifications (Preferred Skills, Experience, Credentials needed for this position:

  • Desired Master's degree or equivalent graduate education in Library/Information Science, Business Administration, or other relevant discipline. 
  • Ability to take initiative and thrive in an evolving and collaborative environment and produce timely, high quality results
  • Highly developed skills in information organization, presentation and delivery; critical thinking; customer service; initiative
  • Flexible and creative in the uses and management of available resources and in identifying, evaluating, accessing, and employing new resources
  • Intermediate HTML, creative graphic design experience, photo manipulation
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment

Schedule:  17 hours per week

Salary: $25 per hour.

To apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to Jennifer Wilson, IPS Program Manager at jwilson@hbs.edu or Baker Library, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA  02163.  No phone calls please.

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Project Welcome: Libraries Serving Refugees and Asylum Seekers Summit

The Mortenson Center for International Library Programs and the American Library Association invite you to the Project Welcome: Libraries Serving Refugees and Asylum Seekers Summit on February 6, 2017 in Chicago.   

At the meeting we will hear from and with US and international librarians, international and national governmental agencies, and national resettlement and social services about the information needs of refugees and asylum seekers and the library services needed to support and empower them in their resettlement and integration process.  You will learn from posters describing best practices and research, and engage in discussions with others interested in serving refugees.  The information will be used to identify potential collaborations, priorities and gaps, develop recommendations and an action plan for library services to refugees and asylum seekers.

Registration is $200 USD, which includes light breakfast, breaks and lunch.  Registration is open at:https://my.library.illinois.edu/ProjectWelcome until January 25, 2017.

You are also invited to present a poster.  Please read the extended call at: https://publish.illinois.edu/projectwelcome/summit/call-for-posters/

For more information on the Summit and Project Welcome, a one-year IMLS-funded (LG-82-16-0059-16) planning grant (May 2016 - April 2017), see https://publish.illinois.edu/projectwelcome/

Project Coordinators: Clara M. Chu and Susan Schnuer, Mortenson Center for International Library Program

Project Partners: Michael Dowling and Jody Gray, American Library Association

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Usability Testing Specialist (Temporary), University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

The UMass Libraries are looking for a temporary Usability Testing Specialist. Job description: Determines formal usability testing methods and data analysis to assess the effectiveness of discovery services and technologies. Develops usability testing scenarios for academic library discovery platforms (EDS & WorldCat Local).Establishes technology set-up. Recruits participants from the local campus community. Conducts testing. Compiles, analyzes and distributes results. The full job description can be found here - https://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=394171319A50B48C7AE17902E022D49A?JOBID=79714&CNTRNO=2&TSTMP=1482359400044.

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IT/Reference Librarian, Amesbury Public Library, Amesbury, MA

Summary Statement of Duties: Responsible for long range planning for technological development and for coordinating and supporting all computer technology services within the library, including the Library's consortium services via MVLC.  

Oversees and maintains Web presence and Internet services, evaluation, selection, installation and maintenance of hardware and software.  Trains staff and public in the use of a variety of computer technology.  Provides expert guidance to patrons requesting information and library materials and selects library materials for purchase both in print and electronic format. Provides reference assistance to library patrons.

Qualifications Masters in Library Science with three-five (3-5) years related work experience.

Special Requirements: Certificate in Librarianship from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

For full job description please go to this link: http://www.amesburyma.gov/

To Apply

Send or email resume and letter of application to:
Erin Matlin, Director
Amesbury Public Library
149 Main Street
Amesbury, MA 01913
ematlin@amesburylibrary.org

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Youth Services Coordinator, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

The Worcester Public Library is seeking a highly talented and enthusiastic individual to join a newly formed team of leaders at an exciting, busy, and community-oriented urban public library in Central Massachusetts. The Youth Services Coordinator will oversee all aspects of the Youth Services Division including our award winning One City One Library Initiative. The Youth Services Coordinator will have a proven record of providing outstanding and innovative programs and services to our community's diverse youth population and building positive and productive partnerships with community organizations. This position, under the direction of the Head Librarian, has responsibility for developing and leading new and expanded programs in a collaborative fast-paced environment providing quality user-centered services and programs that meet the needs of the Worcester community.

We are looking for candidates who are passionate about their work, use creative problem- solving techniques, are comfortable balancing multiple perspectives, can multi-task, and easily adapt to new library technological skills and tools. It is important, therefore, that candidates genuinely enjoy youth and serving them.

The Youth Services Coordinator is responsible for planning, developing, coordinating and implementing services designed to serve children from infancy through high school. The service includes fostering literacy, encouraging reading for enrichment and pleasure, supplementing school resources and promoting the use of the public library as a lifelong resource.

To view the full job description visit: http://tinyurl.com/mywpl-jobs

SALARY: $64,805.78 - $85,049.98 annually; $31.05 - $40.75 hourly

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education: Master's degree in Library Science from a Graduate School of Library Science accredited by the American Library Association or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

Experience: Five years of professional library work after receipt of MLS that includes supervisory and public service responsibilities. Broad working knowledge of resources for Youth population. Minimum 3 years of successful experience in the supervision and management of staff in a library setting

Schedule: Includes evening and weekend assignments and working at other locations

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

CORI/SORI: Must pass a Criminal/Sex Offender Registry Background Check

This position will remain open until filled. To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume, cover letter to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. EOE/AA employer.

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Librarian Intern, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA

The Robbins Library is seeking an organized, service-focused, and tech-savvy individual for the position of Librarian Intern.

Duties/descriptions:

Provides information services to the public in a very busy library. Assists patrons in the use of the library. Troubleshoots copiers, printers, microfilm machine and computers. Assists patrons with the use of technology and information resources. Oversees all Interlibrary Loans. Performs various clerical functions and other duties as assigned for the Adult Services Department. This position reports to the Head of Adult Services. This position requires daytime hours and some Saturdays, and may require some weeknight hours.

Qualifications:

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university - AND - current enrollment in a Master's of Library Science program accredited by the American Library Association are required. Requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Organization and attention to detail a must. Excellent task management skills and comfort with technology is essential for this position. Knowledge of the Innovative Interfaces Sierra ILS helpful. The ideal candidate will work well both independently and with others.

Salary/Hours:

This is an 18.5 hour a week position at $17.04 per hour.

Closing Date:  1/6/2017

Please Submit Cover letter and Resume to: HR@town.arlington.ma.us

Robbins Memorial Town Hall
Human Resources Department
730 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA  02476

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Cataloging and Metadata Services Librarian, University of Massachusetts, MA

SUMMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION: The Cataloging and Metadata Services Librarian focuses on the creation, maintenance, and enrichment of metadata representing the library's digital, physical, and virtual collections. Manages the ongoing work of the Cataloging Department and is responsible for the cataloging of materials in all formats, including print and digital resources. Works closely with colleagues to evaluate and document policies, procedures and workflows for cataloging, database maintenance and non-MARC metadata creation within the library. Collaborates with Library Systems & Digital Services, Archives & Special Collections and other departments to help establish metadata policies and procedures for digital projects. Serves as a forward-thinking leader within and beyond Library Technical Services on matters of resource description and metadata management.

Librarians, like all library staff, have leadership responsibilities regardless of their position within Library Services. Leadership for librarians includes activities such as contributing to goals and strategic library directions through active participation on committees, teams, and task forces and sharing expertise throughout the library in order to further library and university missions. Librarians participate in other department, library, university, and professional activities, as appropriate.

Follow the University's best practices to build and/or support student academic success and retention, and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.

EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages daily work of the cataloging department including original cataloging, copy cataloging, metadata creation, and database maintenance; supervises, trains and evaluates student and library staff.
  • Responsible for oversight of all aspects of record quality and catalog integrity, including records contributed by the UMass Dartmouth School of Law librarians.
  • Performs original and copy cataloging, creates and maintains metadata for library materials in all formats, including books, serials, audio-visual, digital and electronic resources.
  • Creates original bibliographic and non-MARC metadata records following RDA, AACR2, Library of Congress Classification Schedules and subject headings and other non-MARC metadata related formats (e.g., Dublin Core).
  • Works with Library Systems & Digital Services (LSDS) in identifying and creating record format specifications and developing procedures for importing/exporting, batch data processing, publishing, and integrating records from multiple sources in MARC and non-MARC schema.
  • Performs global data changes as necessary in Alma in collaboration with LSDS.
  • Works closely with the serials librarian in cataloging electronic resources and activating link resolution services in Alma.
  • Develops policy, goals, and procedures for the cataloging department.
  • Leads the development of metadata policies including descriptive, administrative, and technical metadata schemas for digital collections appropriate for the library's current and future systems including Primo, Drupal, Fedora, Omeka and other content management systems in collaboration with LSDS and Archives & Special Collections.
  • Participates in development of library's discovery service (currently Ex Libris Primo).
  • Leads and participates in the inventory and ongoing weeding of the collection; works closely with LSDS in developing weeding project plans, generating the reports and batch data processing that are necessary for collection weeding projects.
  • Compiles and analyzes annual cataloging statistics for reporting to internal and external agencies.
  • Develops training materials and documentation for library staff in the application of metadata standards and cataloging policy and procedures.
  • Maintains knowledge of and engages in continuous professional development to keep up with current and developing standards and practices for metadata and cataloging.
  • Serves as liaison and leads efforts between internal and external partners on collaborative cataloging and metadata projects such as interdisciplinary data sets, department collections, UMass Law.
  • May manage Federal Government Depository Library Program.
  • May participate in the delivery of reference service by staffing the reference desk.
  • Serves on library and university committees.
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned

Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION: Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or equivalent.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Previous experience with academic library cataloging and metadata creation of material in all formats, including electronic/digital resources. 
  • Previous experience using cataloging standards and tools such as AACR2/RDA, MARC, LCC, LCSH, MARC21 and OCLC Connexion.
  • Previous experience in creating and editing non-MARC metadata using standards and schema such as Dublin Core, EAD, etc.
  • Previous experience with integrated library systems or unified resource management systems, and online bibliographic utilities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging standards and tools including AACR2/RDA, LCC, LCSH, MARC21, FRBR, OCLC WorldCat, and OCLC Connexion.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of one or more non-MARC metadata schemes such as Dublin Core, EAD, METS, MODS, etc.
  • Demonstrated and effective problem-solving skills.
  • Proven capability for managing a variety of tasks and multiple priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated initiative and proven ability to learn new technologies and adapt to changes in the profession.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (especially MS Excel).
  • Proven ability and willingness to share expertise with colleagues.
  • Strong service orientation and awareness of end user needs as related to cataloging policies and procedures.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with metadata issues related to the discovery of academic resources with next-generation discovery platforms and other web-based search engines.
  • Experience planning and implementing metadata schema for digital collections.
  • Demonstrated effective supervisory or leadership experience.

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Online Services and Digital Applications Librarian, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA

SUMMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Online Services and Digital Applications (OSDA) Librarian is responsible for coordinating the development of a seamless experience that strives to meet user needs and expectations for all interfaces to the library's systems and services. The OSDA Librarian collaborates in the planning, designing, programming, and/or adapting new and existing web tools to improve the library's online platforms and interfaces. This librarian applies an in-depth theoretical and practical understanding of library services to the development and assessment of library technology and system interfaces. The OSDA librarian will develop and maintain the library's web presence, including the library's website and the user facing interfaces of all of the library's online platforms and system services.  The OSDA librarian assists in administering core library systems including the library's uni?ed resource management system, Alma, and the search and discovery platform, Primo, as well as other key applications (Drupal, WordPress, Omeka, Fedora, etc.). As a member of the LSDS division, this librarian provides quality service and support to library staff and patrons in the area of library technologies and online services.

Librarians, like all library staff, have leadership responsibilities regardless of their position within the library. Leadership for librarians includes activities such as contributing to goals and strategic library directions through active participation on committees, teams, and task forces and sharing expertise throughout the library in order to further library and university missions. Librarians participate in other department, library, university, and professional activities, as appropriate.

Follow the University's best practices to build and/or support student academic success and retention, and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.

EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops and maintains the library's web presence, including the library's website, the front-end of the library's discovery system, the library's section of the UMassD campus portal, and the UMassD learning management system's components.
  • Participates in the design, development, and implementation of all systems and platforms that support the delivery of library services and collections.
  • Applies an in-depth understanding of library patron needs when designing, developing, and modifying online library interfaces.
  • Coordinates library web content updates and develops web-based tools and forms to meet changing library services requirements.
  • Collaborates in the design, implementation, and management of content management systems (CMS) and platforms such as Drupal, Wordpress, Omeka, and Fedora. Includes responsibility for configuration and user support.
  • Works closely with the LSDS librarian and library staff to develop the library's web style guide, web presence policies, and branding guidelines.
  • Develops images and graphics for use in library supported platforms and systems.
  • Documents workflows and standards related to all aspects of the library's web presence and services including related applications.
  • Designs and conducts usability testing of all user interfaces and web design, and develops related guidelines and assessment strategies
  • Conducts regular analytic related to web system platforms, identifies opportunities for improvement, and develops usage and other statistical reports.
  • Works with LSDS colleagues and the library's Digital Services Group to develop and expand support for digital asset management, the library's online publishing initiatives, discovery tools, and other critical library services.
  • Collaborates with LSDS colleagues and the Cataloging and Metadata Librarian to enhance user experience through improved resource discoverability.
  • Develops or utilizes available APIs and web services to search and interact with third-party systems.
  • Works with LSDS colleagues and subject librarians to analyze needs, identify opportunities, and develop specifications for enhancements to library search and discovery systems.
  • Assists in configuring and managing library authentication systems and processes for all systems and resources.
  • Provides professional and courteous technical support to library sta? for a wide variety of applications and systems.
  • Works with LSDS and CITS staff to maintain operational and administrative support for the library's linux and windows server environments.
  • Participates actively in research, development, and other library information technology-related projects as requested.
  • Performs security reviews, code and system updates, and backup and recovery processes.
  • Serves as subject specialist for assigned disciplines, providing library instruction, collection development and specialized reference service
  • Serves on library and university committees, groups, and teams.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned

 


Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or equivalent

Experience: Previous (over one year) experience in the design, development, and/or management of web interfaces.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Experience in the design, development and management of web interfaces, including demonstrated pro?ciency with HTML, CSS, and web authoring tools.
  • Working knowledge of relevant coding languages such as Javascript and PHP
  • Ability and willingness to develop work?ows and standards related to all aspects of the library's web presence and services including related applications.
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the capability for managing a variety of tasks and multiple priorities
  • Demonstrated initiative and proven ability to learn new technologies and adapt to changes in the profession.
  • Understanding of library services and technologies in an academic environment.
  • Strong service orientation and awareness of end user needs as related to library online services and technologies
  • Possesses an understanding of, and a commitment to, usability testing and ongoing assessment of web interfaces
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a team environment, working both independently and collaboratively as appropriate.
  • Ability to learn new technical skills quickly and adapt emerging technologies to new domains.
  • Proven ability and willingness to share expertise with colleagues and to articulate technology strategy to non-technical sta? and patrons.
  • Must be available to respond to situations and systems maintenance work that will occur during weekends or evenings.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication, including the ability to develop written project documentation, process procedures, reports, etc.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of Responsive Web Design and W3C Web Usability Guidelines.
  • Experience supporting an Integrated Library System (ILS)/Library Management Platform and/or discovery system such as Ex Libris's Primo.
  • Experience using web development languages such as PHP, Javascript, XML, XSLT, and CSS3.
  • Experience with content management systems such as Drupal or Wordpress
  • Familiarity with the technical applications and strategies used to enhance the discover ability of library and digital collections.
  • Experience with managing projects, meeting deadlines, and communicating to various stakeholders in an academic library environment.
  • Experience working in a Linux environment.
  • Experience supporting web applications utilizing the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP).

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On-Call Circulation Assistant, Wellesley Public Library, Wellesley, MA

The Town of Wellesley is seeking cheerful customer service professionals to work in the Circulation Department in the main and branch libraries as Circulation Assistants on an "as needed" basis. Duties include but are not limited to providing exemplary front line customer service, checking library materials in and out, processing library card registrations, reserving museum passes for loan, data entry, cash handling, shelving and shelf reading. The requirements are a High School diploma or equivalent; basic computer skills including familiarity with word processing; excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills; and the demonstrated ability to provide a high level of customer service. The rate of pay is $15.50/hour. To apply, submit a Town of Wellesley job application or a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department, 525 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document or PDF to hr@wellesleyma.gov by January 19, 2017. AA/EOE

A Town of Wellesley job application is available at the following location: http://wellesleyma.virtualtownhall.net/Pages/WellesleyMA_HR/application

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Intermittent Senior Substitute, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

Position #X426
Average 10 to 15 hrs/wk (may be required to work additional hours during busy times) between the hours of 8:30 am - 9:00pm Monday - Saturday. Shifts &amp; total hours will vary week to week.

Candidates must be very flexible in availability.

QUALIFICATIONS:

High school diploma or high school equivalency required. A bachelor's degree or coursework beyond high school is desirable.

DUTIES:

  • Provides substitute coverage for all departments and branches of the library as needed
  • Performs functions related to circulation: check-outs, check-ins, reserves, renewals, fine assessment and collection, over dues, and similar related tasks
  • Assists borrowers in locating books and materials and, when necessary, refers them to other staff members
  • Shelves materials and reads shelves as needed
  • Performs other duties required for the good of the library

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time to use computer workstations, including keyboard and visual display terminal. Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor and up ramp, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books. Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities to permit effective communication. Sufficient vision or other powers of observation to permit employee to read books and patron requests. Sufficient manual dexterity to permit the employee to type and record library files. Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes to permit the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to person essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

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

RATE: $ 15.04 per hour

DEADLINE: January 19, 2017 by 5pm

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

Please e-mail 2 copies each of cover letter & resume to employment@cambridgema.gov or fax to 617-349- 4312

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Library Reference Assistant, Tufts University Hirsh Health Sciences Library, Boston, MA

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

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

The person in this position will also use the circulation module of the University Library's integrated library system to circulate material, create and maintain patron records, and create and maintain reserve lists. They will also create and maintain the reserves collection by contacting faculty on a regular basis, and coordinating with library staff as needed for ordering new materials and processing existing materials. 

In January of 2017 the University will be transitioning to a new integrated library system. The person in this position will be integral to this process. Duties will include, but be limited to, learning and training staff members in the public service portions of the system, assisting in creating loan rules, creating the reserve module.

Responsibilities also include interpreting and applying library policies as appropriate, accurately referring users to appropriate staff members when needed for additional information, reference or technical questions. This position uses Qualtrics to create and run surveys for the library, some on a daily basis.

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

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

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

Please apply online at: http://jobs.hr.tufts.edu. Search by job title: Library Reference Assistant - Hirsh Health Sciences Library or Job Requisition number: 16001861 . Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Please include cover letter and resume with application.  Reviews will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Summer 2017 Professional Development internships (3 positions), Smithsonian Libraries, Washington, DC

The Smithsonian Libraries is pleased to offer three paid internship opportunities for the summer of 2017.  Diverse project topics include art history research, special collections evaluation and educational program assessment. Applications are due January 29th 2017. Full project descriptions, qualifications and application instructions may be found here: https://library.si.edu/2017ProfDevInternships.

Please note: the projects in this program are intended for graduate students and are fulltime internships. Additional opportunities (available to undergrads and part-time interns) will be announced as part of our General Internship program in February 2017.

Art Deco Trade Literature Research 
Location: National Museum of American History Library (Washington, DC)

The NMAH Library contains one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of trade literature in the country as well as a significant collection of world's fairs materials; all of which contain large numbers of items from the Art Deco period that describe buildings, ornamentation, fashion, and other areas of American life at that time. The Intern will learn to assess the trade literature and world's fairs collections and identify materials in both collections that address the Art Deco period in Chicago, Illinois.  The intern will develop an excel spreadsheet to collect the information needed to document the materials available.  This information will be used to develop a plan to digitize the materials identified as a discrete digital collection mounted on SIL's website.

Educational Programs and Resource Development
Location: National Museum of Natural History (Washington, DC)

Intern will collaborate with the Smithsonian Libraries Education Specialist to evaluate educational resource, I See Wonder. The intern will gain experience developing evaluation models, capturing data, interviewing users, synthesizing evaluation feedback, working with teachers and students, and adjusting I See Wonder to best represent the needs of the users.

Special Collections
Location: Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology (Washington, DC)

This internship will focus on the pre-processing of the Dibner Manuscript Collection for digitization. Intern will learn to evaluate, document and organize materials them as part of a digitization project. In addition to working with this extremely valuable material, the intern will participate in the day-to-day operations of Special Collections. He or she may have the opportunity to assist with tours and displays as well as packing and shipping, performing basic historical research for reference inquiries and several other interesting duties.

Please see our webpage for additional information: https://library.si.edu/2017ProfDevInternships.Contact Erin Rushing (rushinge@si.edu) with additional questions.

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Library Services Assistant, Facing History and Ourselves Library, Brookline, MA

Reports to:  Director, Library Services
Status: Part-time; 50% (17.5 hours/week), Non-exempt
Hours: 1:30pm-5pm, M-F

This part-time position is responsible for the day-to- day public service and circulation duties of the Facing History Library.  Other significant responsibilities include cataloging library materials and assistance in organizing and tagging digital assets. The ideal candidate is flexible, has multiple skill sets and is excited about having varied duties.

Position details:

Circulation of library materials

  • Check out and check in library materials using Koha ILS
  • Prepare library materials for shipping to teachers and regional offices
  • Shelve materials and help maintain library space and collections in organization headquarters
  • Manage overdue notice process, and work with regional Program Coordinators (and Finance Department, if needed) to charge teachers for materials not returned
  • Work with Office Services and Facilities Manager to resolve shipping problems, such as incorrect addresses, special delivery requests, and completing customs forms for international shipments

Public service support

  • Assist teachers and staff with reference inquiries
  • Manage the Library email inbox
  • Provide technical and circulation support to all regional offices
  • Provide technical support to teachers and staff in using the Facing History website and requesting materials online
  • Explain borrowing policies to teachers, staff, and the general public Processing, cataloging and inventory of library materials
  • Catalog books, videos and other materials (mostly copy cataloging, some original cataloging required) in ILS
  • Provide support for Library Resources area of website
  • Conduct inventory for headquarters library

Archival materials

  • Assist in the processing of archival videotapes, paper documents, and photographs for the Facing History and Ourselves archival initiative
  • Assist with tagging of assets in the Trove digital asset management system

Essential Skills/Qualities:

  • BA/BS or equivalent, Library experience preferred
  • Interest in the mission of Facing History and Ourselves
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and organizational skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Word and Excel; experience with Koha, Salesforce, Gmail, Google Drive, Worldcat and Drupal a plus
  • Creative energy, self-starting; ability to manage multiple assignments in a busy non-profit setting
  • Ability to work individually and as a member of a team; flexibility
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.

Compensation and Benefits:

In addition to meaningful and rewarding work, Facing History provides an excellent compensation and part-time benefits package including dental insurance, a 403(b) program, paid time off, limited free parking, and a friendly work environment.

Facing History proudly values diversity. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Applications ONLY accepted online at facinghistory.org/careers. Job posted until filled.

Company Overview

Facing History empowers teachers to help their students to think critically about history and to understand the impact of their choices. We provide professional development, coaching, and resources that support the practical needs, and the spirits, of educators worldwide who share the goal of creating a better, more informed, and more thoughtful society. 

From the disturbing lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides to struggles for civil rights from Birmingham to South Africa, we trust students to wrestle with complex moments in human history the world over, and work to help them understand the range of human behavior. Facing History educators reach an estimated 3.9 million students each year.

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Trinity Health Librarian and Director, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

UND Library of the Health Sciences is hiring.  This posting if for the Northwest Clinical Campus Librarian and Director, Trinity Health Library.  This position is located in Minot, ND. 

In this dual position, the librarian will design and teach classes, assist with active learning activities, consult with students and faculty, attend curriculum and task force meetings, complete literature searches, assist patrons with scholarly communication issues, and do their own research.   In addition, they serve as the Director of the Trinity Health Library and are responsible for the whole management of the library including collection, resources and education activities of the hospital library.  Trinity is currently constructing a new hospital and a new library so you will be in on the ground floor of developing a new facility. 

Job requires an accredited Masters' Degree in Library or Information Science earned by JUNE 2017. 

If you are interested in a cutting edge position with the training and mentoring you need in an entry level position apply now for JobID 3082. 

Or go to www.und.edu  and click on Job Openings (bottom of the home page) and search for JobID 3082

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Life Sciences Librarian, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

The University Libraries at George Mason University seek to fill the position of Life Sciences Librarian. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

For more information or to apply for this position, please go to:jobs.gmu.edu/postings/39387.

For full consideration, apply by January 9, 2017.

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Access Services/Clinical Librarian, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Reporting to both the Head of Access and Delivery Services and the Assistant Director of Clinical Information Services, the Access Services/Clinical Librarian oversees Access and Delivery operations during evening and weekend hours and builds and develops collaborative relationships with clinicians and health care professionals by working closely as a liaison to specific medical departments.  As part of the Access Services team the incumbent will assist the Head of Access and Delivery Services with overall departmental management, operations, and strategic planning. Hires and trains new staff and students as necessary, sets work priorities and schedules, plans projects and workflows, and compiles and analyzes reports and statistics to support improvement in customer service and productivity.  Oversees and supervises the circulation, interlibrary loan, reserves, and stacks management activities of two full-time Access and Delivery Services support staff members, and several student workers during evening and weekend hours. Supervises, motivates, trains, and evaluates the performance of these staff and students to ensure the consistent provision of excellent customer service. Responsible for maintaining departmental policies, procedures, and training manuals as well as creating webpages, promotional materials, and communications for distribution through the library's website, blog, social media, and print media. Will create and maintain online guides, learning objects, and other research support tools and collaborate with fellow librarians and other providers of information resources to support research and teaching in general.  As part of the Research and Education Team, the Access Services/Clinical Librarian will provide in-depth reference, information, research and consultation services for clinical professionals and users in the health sciences community, including literature searches in support of systematic reviews, research, grants, clinical practice, animal use, teaching, and publishing.

For a full description and information on how to apply:  http://library.medicine.yale.edu/blog/access-clinical-librarian

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Clinical Librarian, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Clinical Information Services, and as a member of the larger Research and Education Department, the Clinical Librarian provides point-of-need services and information support to medical professionals at Yale University, in the clinical setting within the Yale New Haven Health System, and at other affiliated clinical sites. The librarian cultivates partnerships between the library and assigned liaison areas in the health sciences through outreach, instruction, collection development, and research support services. The librarian provides innovative services to support research, teaching, and clinical service.  The Clinical Librarian will provide in-depth reference, information, research and consultation services for clinical professionals and users in the health sciences community, including literature searches in support of systematic reviews, research, grants, clinical practice, animal use, teaching, and publishing.  In addition, they will offer training and support for the identification and retrieval of high-quality evidence for clinical questions and decision-making including the use of databases and mobile apps.  The incumbent will create and maintain online guides, learning objects, websites, and other research support tools and collaborate with fellow librarians and other providers of information resources to support research and teaching in general.  The librarian will work closely with the Head of Collection Development on acquiring clinical information resources and preparing and promoting them for availability to users.  This librarian may be required to periodically meet with, teach classes, and present at or attend morning reports, grand rounds, and other clinically relevant forums in the early morning or evening. Will collaborate with library, university, and hospital personnel on projects including grants, papers, poster presentations, or other creative undertakings. Will support the curricular needs of assigned departments and programs by teaching didactic and hands-on sessions as requested by faculty.

For a full description and information on how to apply: http://library.medicine.yale.edu/blog/clinical-librarian

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Digital Programs Intern, Boston Athenaeum, Boston, MA

The Digital Programs Intern is supervised by the Head of Digital Programs. The position is classified as temporary, working weekdays for approximately 14 hours per week. Compensation is $13 per hour with no benefits.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Scanning/photographing bound books, flat objects, and paintings.
  • Locating and editing records in the online catalog.
  • Creating online collections and records in ContentDM, our digital asset management software.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Currently attending an ALA accredited library science graduate program.
  • Knowledge of and experience with digital photography and scanning, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Working knowledge of current cataloging practices.
  • Knowledge of Qualified Dublin Core metadata fields.
  • Detail orientated, with good research skills.

Please send cover letter and resume to Patricia Boulos at boulos@bostonathenaeum.org.

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Content Manager, Noodle, New York, NY

We all strive to understand what previous generations discovered, what they made, even their mistakes. Like them, we stumble, we fall, getting better with each try until eventually we master. And, to their delight, we inevitably surpass those who came before us. We create new ideas, new works, right wrongs, invent, innovate, and hope to pass on our knowledge to the generations to come.

Learning. It is what we do. It is what makes us human. May we never stop.

Noodle's Content Manager will be, first: a reader, researcher, and seeker: someone who discovers, digs deep to find high-value content intended to education our users and push them to action. You see the angles and nuances in the stories that no one else sees, and understand the demographics different content is meant to appeal to. As Joan Didion said, "We tell ourselves stories in order to live."

You should also be a planner, a strategist: someone who can build an architecture for content so it is routed to the right user, every time (read: metadata!). And just in case one wire gets crossed, you are able to retrace every step to make sure it doesn't happen again. We all make mistakes, but only some of us learn from them.

Your left brain should be as sharp as your right, because you see the numbers form a flashlight: they illuminate content that works, and show us how to improve. Thus, our team and our app grows smarter.

We don't have a formal application process. Please send us anything about yourself that you feel is relevant to this position. Materials should be addressed to Christine Larusso, clarusso@noodle.com.

A short note about us:

The team at Noodle is more interested in people who are passionate about and adept at discovering smart solutions to problems than the contents of one's resume. We're a proactive, hard-working group who intends to take our Product to the moon, and we want to hire those who are ready to strap in for the ride, and have ambitions that go far beyond "great."

In addition to compensating you for your time, you'll receive health and other benefits. We are an equal opportunity employer. Introverts and extroverts welcome.

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Development Research Associate, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

In the past 18 years, Boston Medical Center fundraising has grown from $500,000 annually to more than $50 million last fiscal year. This is an exciting opportunity to join an organization that is rapidly gaining visibility and financial support for its unique mission of providing exceptional care... without exception. 

Serving as an integral part of the Development Department, the Development Research Associate will report to the Director of Development Research and provide prospect identification and research support for the Department.

  • Proactively identifies and qualifies new prospects for the Major Gift and Cause and Event Marketing teams.
  • Researches prospects via online and print sources.
  • Analyzes biographical, financial, news, philanthropic and other relevant data to create well-written, comprehensive and accurate research products.
  • Assesses the philanthropic potential and capacity of prospects.
  • Recommends prospects and engages in strategic discussions regarding prospects with fundraisers from the Major Gift and Cause and Event Marketing teams.
  • Conducts monthly wealth screening of patients and researches high capacity prospects.
  • Supports the research needs and requests of fundraisers and fundraising teams.
  • Maintains and updates prospect records in department database (Raiser's Edge).
  • Performs other duties as needed.
  • Maintains the professional and ethical standards set forth for the field by the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA).  Adheres to ethical and confidentiality guidelines.
  • Safeguards the confidentiality of donor information at all times.

Must adhere to all of BMC's RESPECT behavioral standards.

2  years in a Development office or similar environment with related experience desired.

Required Skills:

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Ability to produce quality work under tight deadlines
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and use of data management systems
  • Familiarity and or/proficiency with Internet search strategies and use of electronic databases and subscription resources preferred such as: Lexis-Nexis for Development Professionals, iWave, ResearchPoint, Relationship Science, SEC Edgar, etc.

TO APPLY: https://jobs.bmc.org/job/boston/development-research-associate/193/3557185

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2017/18 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library
Fixed Duration Position:  10 months from date of hire; non-renewable
Expected Start Date:        July 1, 2017

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.

 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, 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 web.library.yale.edu.

THE ROBERT B. HAAS FAMILY ARTS LIBRARY
The Haas Family Arts Library at Yale consists of collections from three formerly-separate operating units: Art and Architecture, Arts of the Book, and Drama. Now located under one roof, these libraries support the Schools of Architecture, Art, and Drama, and the department of the History of Art, as well as the teaching and research needs of the Yale community beyond the visual arts. In addition, the Arts Library houses several prominent archival and special collections in Art and Architecture, Arts of the Book, and Drama, ranging from type specimens and woodblocks to theatrical archives to one of the world's foremost collection of books on color. For additional information on the Haas Family Arts Library, please visit the Library's web site at web.library.yale.edu/arts.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Yale University Library welcomes applications for the 2017/18 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship. The Kress Fellowship is intended for a recent graduate from library school who wishes to pursue a career in art librarianship. This fellowship is made possible through the generosity of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.   Through this fellowship, the Kress Foundation seeks to achieve in the field of art librarianship what it has accomplished for art history and art conservation:  ensuring the growth of the discipline by promoting the advancement of new professionals.

The Haas Family Arts Library at Yale serves a distinguished array of academic and museum programs, architects, artists and scholars. Kress Fellows have the opportunity to interact with faculty, staff and students in distinguished Schools of Architecture, Art, and Drama; a nationally ranked department of the History of Art; and two outstanding university art museums, the Yale Center for British Art and the Yale University Art Gallery. They also have occasion to collaborate with colleagues from throughout the Yale University Library, including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the library and rare books department of the Yale Center for British Art. The rich professional and scholarly resources of New York City and Boston's art libraries and museums are within two hours' travel, providing further opportunities for professional growth and professional contact with colleagues.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Kress Fellowship is a 10-month appointment and focuses on multiple areas of art librarianship including public services, collection development and management, special collections, and digital collections.  Projects and activities will draw on subject areas served by the Haas Arts Library including the history of art, architecture, drama, and aligned area studies. The fellow will gain experience in reference services and library research education in the Haas Family Arts Library, Haas Arts Library Special Collections, and the Library and Archives of the Yale Center for British Art. Other activities will vary based on current Yale Library projects and the fellow's interest and experience.

During their tenure at Yale, Kress Fellows are expected to pursue mutually agreed-upon projects resulting in a publishable paper, a new library service (such as a webpage or research guide), or other relevant deliverables. Kress Fellows are also introduced to a broad spectrum of professional activities and may have the opportunity to perform collection development activities or assist with library-based exhibitions.   Kress Fellows also participate in library planning committees and task forces and engage in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and other collaborative activities. Fellows are also expected to be professionally active and represent the Library and the University in the academic, scholarly, and professional community. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science.  Excellent analytical, organizational, management, customer service, and interpersonal skills.  Ability to effectively build partnerships and promote the benefits of change in an academic culture that often values ambiguity, diversity of opinion, and historic precedent.  Ability to communicate effectively through both oral and written expression.  Ability to work both independently and collegially in a demanding and rapidly changing environment.

Preferred:  Advanced degree and/or relevant experience in history of art, architecture or related arts disciplines.  Experience with web design and development and electronic information resources.  Experience with HTML and XML.  Reading knowledge of two or more Western European languages.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

The Kress Fellowship is a competitive fellowship. Applicants should submit a current resume or CV, a brief cover letter/statement of interest, and names and contact information for three professional references to Lindsay King via e-mail at lindsay.king@yale.edu, before February 1, 2017. The statement of interest is expected to reflect a genuine commitment to art librarianship and an interest in the provision of information services to the visual arts community. There is no application form. Please be sure to include "2017/18 Kress Fellowship" in the e-mail subject and cover letter.  A search committee of Yale librarians will review submissions.  The Kress Fellow will be in residence at Yale for ten months and will receive an award of $40,000, prorated over the fellowship term. Health insurance will be provided.

BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENTS

All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. Internal candidates may be subject to a motor vehicle or credit check for this position based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent on successful completion of the required background check. Please visit http://your.yale.edu/policies-procedures/policies/hr-100-employment-policies for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

  Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

http://guides.library.yale.edu/kressfellowship

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Archivist, Loretto Heritage Center Archives and Museum, Nerinx, KY

Full-time Archivist, with competitive salary and benefits
Starting as soon as February, 2017
Sisters of Loretto Heritage Center, rural Marion County, Kentucky

Loretto Heritage Center Archives and Museum seeks a professionally trained archivist with well-honed skills across the full spectrum of archival functions.   Beginning as Archivist under the Heritage Center Director, the successful candidate will have opportunity and encouragement to transition to full responsibility for the Archives by successfully meeting a wide range of archival challenges.

The Loretto Heritage Center, located in central Kentucky's historic Catholic "Holy Land," preserves and exhibits the documentary legacy of the Sisters of Loretto, a pioneering community of American Catholic sisters unique among American religious traditions.   The Loretto collections date from 1812, when three frontier women established a school and then a religious community among the first generation of Maryland settlers in Kentucky.  Since the 1890s the collections have been under the professional management of sister-archivists at the Loretto Motherhouse on an 800-acre farm in rural Marion County, Kentucky.

The Loretto Heritage Center archives document Loretto's commitment to meet the needs of the times in diverse circumstances around the world. The Archivist will have major responsibility for managing the manuscript and photograph collections which span Loretto's 200-year history of education and social justice advocacy. 

The Loretto Community's primary documents are organized in record groups which represent both the institutional and the personnel facets of the Sisters of Loretto.  Since 2012 archival staff, interns and volunteers have begun to describe and catalogue the collections into a new digital catalogue designed by the current Director.  The Archivist will assume responsibility for the digital description and cataloguing of the collections.  With the Director, the Archivist will train interns to assist with the digital cataloguing. 

In 2012 the Loretto Heritage Center moved into a newly designed space, including new stacks and a professionally designed, award-winning museum. The Archivist will share in duties as docent for the museum and will facilitate the use of archival holdings in the continuing development of exhibits and public programming for the region. 

The Loretto Heritage Center Archives collaborates with the Kentucky Historical Society to make public the oral histories of individual Loretto members, documenting their contributions to the peace and justice movements of the latter half of the 20th century.  The Archivist will assume responsibility for maintaining and adding to this oral history collection, making use of its recordings in appropriate venues, collecting and processing the personal papers of the individuals interviewed.

Basic education and experience requirements: 

  •  Masters degree or equivalent in Public History, Archival Studies, Library Science;
  •  Internships in relevant areas of archival practice and history or employment experiences in these areas with strong professional supervision; minimum of three years relevant experience;

Also required:

  •  Understanding of events and issues of the 19th and 20th centuries sufficient to contribute appropriate historical perspective and intellectual leadership to the collections of the Heritage Center;
  • Excellent oral and written communication, and analytical skills;  
  • Full command of Microsoft Office applications, and the knowledge or ability to rapidly acquire functional skill using Apple computers, databases created with Filemaker Pro, and software for editing photos and creating brochures;
  • Current knowledge and ability to move forward with such digital challenges as cloud-based filing, retention and preservation of born-digital documents, digitization options, techniques, and tools;
  • Ability to comfortably interact with people from all kinds of backgrounds;  ability to receive supervision and work collaboratively with others;  ability to regularly lift 40 lb. boxes.

The Archivist will report to the current Director and through her to the elected leaders of the Loretto Community.

Along with competitive base salary and benefits, there is potential for advancement to the position of Heritage Center Director.

For consideration and for further position details, please send cover letter addressing experience and interest, detailed resume and contact information for three references to Sister Eleanor Craig, ecraig@lorettocommunity.org   

Applications will be considered beginning January 15, 2017; although a deadline of February 10, 2017 is posted, the search will continue until a suitable candidate is found.

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Electronic Records Archivist, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Category: Faculty, Librarian (Open Rank)
Department: Collection Strategies and Services, Special Collections and University Archives
Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays, Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Big Ten Academic Alliance is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university's ascendancy in academic excellence.

This position plays a leadership role in developing strategies and services for managing and preserving electronic records. The person in this role will be critical in developing the capacity for Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) to acquire, preserve and provide access to born-digital materials.

The Electronic Records Archivist will work across SCUA to develop policies and procedures for appraising, acquiring, preserving, and managing electronic records. This position will play a significant role in stewarding the permanent electronic records of departments and units within the University of Maryland and will work with them to transfer them to the University Archives. The successful candidate will serve as a consultant for campus and other select organizations on the proper management and disposition of electronic records. This position will also contribute to the development of a technical infrastructure to the support the preservation and access to electronic materials in the University of Maryland Libraries.

Requirements:

  • Master's degree in archives, digital curation and/or records management or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archive, digital curation, and records management principles and practices, particularly as they relate to electronic records.
  • Project management experience
  • Demonstrated familiarity with archival and preservation standards relevant to the archival control of digital collection materials (EAD, DACS, MODS, PREMIS)
  • Familiarity with tools and best practices for appraising, ingesting, and managing electronic records
  • One year experience working in an archival/special collections setting

For the full position description, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant's experience and relevant credentials. For additional information, consult the following website: http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/2014-ii-100b.html.

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/48387. No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until January 20, 2017.

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Youth Services Assistant, Haverhill Public Library, Haverhill, MA

This is a great opportunity for a Youth Services librarian to join a dynamic team. This department is known for its innovative and engaging programming and stellar collection. This position is directly responsible to the Youth Services department head and acts as a "second in command" in the department.

Assists all patrons in the use of library equipment and materials including patron-use computers. Helps plan, publicize and implement programs for children and their caregivers. Participates in collection development, reference services, and reader's advisory for young patrons. Assists in planning, scheduling and providing tours to local schools and other community organizations, both in and out of the library. Will be cross-trained and expected to fill in at other desks in the library when necessary.

Schedule will include nights and weekends.

Qualifications Bachelors Degree required, Masters Degree is strongly preferred. 3 years library experience, preferably with youth services and/or education experience.

  1. Ability to meet people easily and get along well with others.
  2. Ability to express oneself clearly, concisely and pleasantly in the English language both orally, in person and over the phone, and in writing.
  3. Ability to handle minute detail.
  4. Accurate typing and word processing skills, proficient in Microsoft Office suite, database, and ILS.
  5. Ability to learn new skills quickly.
  6. Ability to handle situations with tact, courtesy, initiative, resourcefulness, good judgment and punctuality.
  7. Ability to multitask and perform duties with little supervision.

While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to bend and stoop; stand and walk on a frequent basis; lift and/or move objects weighing up to 50 pounds; must be able to effectively communicate with the public.

Salary $34,159.84-40,744.08, Steps on City/Union Pay Scale

Open Until Filled, Preference Given to Applications Received by January 13, 2017

How to Apply Please send resume and cover letter to: Sarah Moser, Director Haverhill Public Library 99 Main Street Haverhill, MA 01830 smoser@haverhillpl.org Email submissions preferred, please do not call about this job

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Education & Outreach Coordinator, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:

Education and Outreach Coordinators develop, plan, and provide services in specified New England Region (NER) programs while assuming broad areas of responsibility related to Outreach, Networking, Education, Librarianship, Consumer Health, Health Literacy, and Exhibiting. Education and Outreach Coordinators support librarians in the New England Region by planning and implementing programs and resources that build competencies in outreach to health professionals, consumers, public health workers, and other users of National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources. Coordinators must have expertise in relationship building and program management, and have sufficient knowledge and proficiency in demonstrating and teaching National Library of Medicine resources at all levels for Network Members, health care providers, and consumers. Coordinators are also responsible for developing and evaluating those instructional programs. Coordinators plan and direct educational programs for the Region's Communities of Interest in close collaboration with COI Leaders. Collaborates with other NN/LM Coordinators and Centers on National initiatives. Read more about the NNLM NER here: https://nnlm.gov/ner

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Overall

  • Develop goals and objectives for the Outreach and Education program area for the New England Region, in consultation with the Associate Director.
  • Evaluate progress toward meeting program goals and objectives, and reports on progress.
  • Continually promote Network Membership.
  • Participate in regional planning and projects through service on service on regional and national committees as appropriate
  • Responsible for promoting NLM services and products by using a variety of short and long-term communications mechanisms including social media such as e-mail, blogs, listservs, and as well as other tools.
  • Track, gather, and analyze relevant statistics and data for monthly/quarterly/annual reports
  • In collaboration with the National Evaluation Center and National DOCLINE Center, ensure network members have access to consultation and, periodic training, and technical advice, in support of outreach evaluation and NLM systems such as DOCLINE, LinkOut, Loansome Doc, etc.

Outreach

  • Identify underserved areas and develop outreach plans including training, demonstrations, follow-up, and evaluation in service area.
  • Conduct regional assessments and designs corresponding Focused Outreach approach. Conduct Focused Outreach activities, create partnerships, and conduct evaluations per NER Focused Outreach process.
  • Identify and develop new network partnerships with unaffiliated/underserved health care professionals, consumers, librarians, and community groups.
  • Design and teach consumer health information presentations/resources to be submitted to MLA educational clearinghouse. Consult with clearinghouse to use/adapt existing materials where appropriate.
  • Respond to network member requests for marketing and training materials on NLM products and services.

Education

  • Provide online and/in-person reference, consulting, training, and technical advice in support of NLM systems (PubMed, MedlinePlus, TOXNET, ClinicalTrials, NIHSeniorHealth, and other NLM resources.)
  • Plan, design, promote, and teach online and in-person curriculum and classes and workshops related to NLM programs, services, and informational resources to librarians, consumers, and health professionals.  
  • Community of Interests
  • Collaborate with COI to identify educational needs of network members. Work with the COI to plan programming responding to those needs.
  • Identify emerging trends in health information access, retrieval and delivery and plans programming that sets the context for Network Members, consumers, and health care professionals.
  • Serve as convener for an NER Community of Interest (COI).

Technology

  • Coordinate NER activities that assist Network members in understanding technological advancements in health information access, retrieval, and delivery.
  • Identify new technologies and demonstrate the uses of technology to enhance the work of member libraries through demonstrations, instructional sessions, and exhibits of relevant electronic resources, particularly NLM products and services.

Exhibiting

  • Promote and exhibit NLM Resources at national, regional, and local conferences.

Funding

  • Provide network members with technical consultations in outreach project planning, proposal preparation, and submission, and project evaluation.
  • Solicit applications for awards and subcontracts.
  • Serve as member of proposal review team; make recommendations for funding.
  • Post award, monitor and report on network member project progress for those funded.  Provide assistance and consultation when problems or delays occur.

National Initiatives

  • Participates on National Task Forces and Committees designing programs that span across all regions.

Perform Other Duties as Required.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Masters in Library Science from an ALA accredited program
  • 2-3 years' experience in an academic, research, health sciences or hospital library or special library or equivalent
  • Hands-on teaching experience.
  • Ability to plan and implement innovative services
  • Knowledge of NLM and NCBI databases
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both oral and written communications
  • Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to work cooperatively in a demanding and changing environment with all levels of staff and a variety of users
  • Flexibility, initiative, and problem, energy, and time management skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations 

Apply for this job online https://careers-umms.icims.com/jobs/26222/education-and-outreach-coordinator/job

UMass Medical School is committed to being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and recognizes the power of a diverse community. We encourage applications from protected veterans, individuals with disabilities and those with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds to consider UMass Medical School as their employer of choice.

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

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Reference Librarian (Contractor), Framingham State University, Framingham, MA

Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located just 20 miles west of Boston.
Framingham State University is committed to Inclusive Excellence through collaborative and sustainable partnerships with faculty, staff, students and the greater community. At FSU, we encourage a supportive, diverse and collaborative environment in which we learn from each other through informed and open communication, institutional practices and community engagement. FSU provides a culturally relevant education that includes a beautiful campus with 53 undergraduate and graduate programs, a highly personalized teaching environment, and unparalleled commitment to excellence in diversity and inclusion.

Framingham State University is honored to be recognized for the third consecutive year as a recipient of the INSIGHT into Diversity prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award. The HEED award is the only national recognition honoring colleges and universities that exhibit outstanding efforts and success in the area of diversity and inclusion throughout their campuses.
Visit http://www.framingham.edu/careers to learn more about employment opportunities at Framingham State University.

Job Description:
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Framingham State University is seeking applicants for a part-time Reference Librarian position for two evenings per week, from 5:00pm to 10:00pm (Sunday and Wednesday.)
EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Assisting students and faculty with research questions using print, online databases and other electronic sources.
  • Will assist in maintaining and troubleshooting public computers and printers.
  • Will teach Library Instruction classes upon request.
  • Other related projects will be assigned.
Additional Information:
This is a part-time, non-benefited, contract position. The work schedule is Sunday and Wednesday, 5:00pm to 10:00pm. The hourly rate is $16.00.
Framingham State University conducts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) checks relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, as well as Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as an adult or juvenile on final candidates prior to an offer of employment for all positions. Framingham State University requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude your application from receiving further consideration.
Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:
Candidates must apply online by submitting a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references.
For full consideration, application materials must be received by January 23, 2017. 
Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk (https://framingham.interviewexchange.com/iecreatemodifyticket.jsp) ticket.
Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or humanresources@framingham.edu.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • MLS degree
  • Must be familiar with electronic databases, have the ability to train students in the use of technology for research, and have strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a team setting. 
  • Computer literacy, including familiarity with Microsoft office suite and social media.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 
  • Reference and Library Instruction experience
  • Academic Library experience 
Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/5wy9b3hmn9

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Information Technology/User Engagement Librarian, SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, NY

The James M. Milne Library at the State University of New York College at Oneonta invites applications for the position of Information Technology/User Engagement Librarian. This twelve-month, tenure-track librarian will be one of ten academic and professional staff members. Expectations include teaching, research, student advisement, college service, and continuing professional development. SUNY Oneonta is a comprehensive, public, liberal arts and sciences college. The College sits at #9 on the 2016 list of "Top Public Regional Universities" in the North published by U.S. News & World Report, and is ranked #175 in the Northeast on the Forbes magazine list of "America's Top Colleges." Milne Library contributes to the overall mission of the College by providing resources and services to meet the intellectual and academic needs of students, faculty, and staff. To learn more about the College or the Library, please visit www.oneonta.edu or www.oneonta.edu/library. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with diverse populations and/or teaching pedagogies and/or multicultural teaching experience. 

For a complete description of this position go to: https://oneonta.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=79426 

To apply online go to: http://oneonta.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=79426 

For other employment and regional opportunities, please visit our website at: www.oneonta.edu/employment.

SUNY Oneonta values a diverse college community. Please visit our website on diversity at: www.oneonta.edu/home/diversity.asp. Moreover, the College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Postings will return the week of January 2nd!

Hello Jobline followers, 

Postings will be suspended for the next two weeks while Simmons is closed for the holiday season. We will return the week of January 2nd. Happy New Year!


Digital Collections Librarian, University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, KY

The Digital Collection Librarian plays a leading role in the presentation of University of Kentucky College of Law unique collections and scholarly output to the world. The Librarian will manage the College of Law's institutional repository and digital publications platform, both of which are powered by Digital Commons (bepress). These initiatives are designed to promote the College of Law's scholarly communications, and involve a significant effort in outreach and coordination with the College of Law's administrators, faculty, and students. Following best practices, the Librarian devises scanning workflows and metadata schema appropriate to the diverse content in our collections, collaborates with library staff, and supervises interns and student workers. The Librarian maintains and expands the College of Law's digital and physical collections and actively seeks out and defines new collections based on both digitized and born-digital content. Develops a depth of knowledge in the College of Law history and actively engages with campus partners to enrich and support campus wide initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Digital Collections Librarian is responsible for four key areas.

Digital Publishing: Works closely with content creators, editors, publishers to solicit, organize, upload, and maintain scholarly content within the library's digital publishing platform.

Digital Curation: Assists in the selection of collections for digitization working closely with library and academic personnel; provides narrative descriptions for collections added to the digital repository; creates blog postings regarding newly added collections; coordinates and carries out description of digital objects with Center for Linked Data personnel; coordinates the preservation of digital content, and develops ways to strategically disseminate content to a diverse array of users.

Digital Conversion: Manages, oversees, and coordinates digital conversion, including normalization of content, analog to digital conversion (scanning, imaging, and copying), and formatting according to accepted preservation and access guidelines, standards, policies, and procedures.

Archiving: Assesses, collects, organizes, preserves, maintains control over, and provides access to physical records and archives determined to have long-term value.

Miscellaneous: Will occasionally serve as substitute for the Head of Technical Services for original and copy cataloging.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Qualifications/Skills

Required: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or relevant experience; knowledge of current digitization standards and practices; knowledge of metadata including LCSH, MARC, and Dublin Core; knowledge of archival description and arrangement; the ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic environment; excellent organizational skills; and excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred: Experience curating digital collections in an academic library; experience with a digital repository, preferably bepress; and supervisory experience. Knowledge of XML and other programming languages.

Application: To be considered for the position, apply on the UK Jobs site at http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/131893 by January 12, 2017. Upon offer of employment, successful applicants must undergo a national background check as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources.

The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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Collections Development Librarian, Redwood Library and Athenæum, Newport, RI

The Redwood Library and Athenæum in Newport, R.I. is the oldest library in continuous use in the country. Founded in 1747 upon the principle of "having nothing in view but the good of mankind," its mission continues over 270 years later.

Job Description:

Basic Function

Responsible for the managementof the library collections including acquisitions and evaluation of current holdings within the parameters of space and scope.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages circulating collections making them accessible to the library community.
  • Oversees the selection and acquisition of new books and materials.
  • Manages overall book collection budget.
  • Provides an ongoing evaluation of the circulating and reference library collection in terms of material, quality, content and condition.  Recommends subjects for further acquisition or de-accessioning within the mission and collection development policies of the Redwood

Other Duties Include:

  • Coordinates gift collections in conjunction with the Special Collections Librarian and/or the Library Committee.
  • Oversees the organization, location and shelving of the collection
  • Provides reference services via telephone, mail, e-mail or in person
  • Liaises with Library Committee
  • Manages and coordinates annual book sale and bookstore inventory
  • Works with other departments as needed

Requirements:

  • Masters Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution
  • At least two years' experience overseeing the acquisition of library collections
  • Experience managing the organization of circulation collections
  • Familiarity with U.S. 18th-19th century history and fine arts with a focus on Newport, RI and New England in both print and electronic formats
  • Knowledge of general library practices and procedures 
  • Experience with ILS systems, OCLC (Connexion) and Microsoft Office products
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail required
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form 
  • Ability to supervise the work of others
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs

Additional Information: This is a full time (35 hours a week) position

Application Instructions:

Please send cover letter and resume to Lbrostuen@redwoodlibrary.org 

Pre-employment background checks are required of successful candidates.

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After-school Instructional Aid, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, Cambridge, MA

Description of Services: After-school Instructional Aide - Pearl K. Library at CRLS

Support Library program and services of the professional library staff as follows:

  • Maintain a welcoming and congenial atmosphere conducive to study.
  • Perform routine clerical tasks.
  • Use automated circulation system to manage circulation.
  • Supervise student workers.
  • Assist students and faculty in locating materials.
  • Assist students and faculty in operating computers and equipment.
  • Troubleshoot minor technology and equipment issues. 

Hours: 2.5 hours per week, Monday, between the hours of 2:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Start and End Dates: 1/1/2017-6/30/2017

Contract Amount: $25.00 per hour not to exceed $7,500

The ideal candidate for this position is someone that already knows the CRLS school culture and students and is available to work all Mondays of the school year (including staff and department meeting days). They would also be able to balance strong and consistent behavior management with fostering a safe and welcoming space. The job also entails some clerical and library duties (very simple tasks like checking out and returning books) and overseeing student workers and volunteers. If you are interested in applying, the "Pearl K. Wise Library After-school Instructional Aide (#31)" job is currently posted in the Temporary Help Opportunities section on the

CPS jobs website (https://cambridge.astihosted.com/ViewJobPostings.aspx).

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Data Quality Facilitator, Hologic, Inc., Cambridge, MA

Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX) is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics, medical imaging systems, and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women throughout the world. Historically, Hologic developed, manufactured, and marketed products focused on mammography, breast care, and osteoporosis assessment. Our core business units are focused on breast health, diagnostics, GYN surgical, and skeletal health. 

Role 
This position is responsible for maintaining and/or creating customer data content in accordance with established guidelines within Hologic systems. The Facilitator is responsible for supporting the data quality strategy which is to ensure data integrity through data governance. The Facilitator will communicate and partner with Sales, Sales Support, Service, Accounts Receivable and Marketing to accomplish this. 
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Contributing to on-going data maintenance and cleansing of customer accounts by driving data entry rules for data elements into Hologic systems 
  • Provide support on a daily basis to various internal and external customers as related to Customer accounts which includes legal entities, locations, health systems, integrated delivery networks (IDN), and buying group relationships and contacts. 
  • Responsible for ongoing data quality initiatives such as match/merging, research, data cleansing, etc. 
  • Actively participate in team objectives 
  • Contribute to ongoing process improvement 
Qualifications 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the basic knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to think analytically 
  • Strong organizational, planning and time management skills 
  • Must be able to work in an extremely fast-paced and, adapt easily to, a constantly changing environment 
  • Team player with a positive attitude committed to quality processes and outcomes 
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 2007 (Excel, Word and Outlook) 
  • Knowledge and Comprehension of Health System/IDN architectures & Group Purchase Organizations a plus 
  • Knowledge of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 a plus 
  • Previous experience in a Master Data Management (MDM) or Data Steward role a plus 
Education 
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent with 2-4 years of work experience 
  • Background in Library Science a plus 
Additional Details 
  • Previous work experience in a medical technology company and/or a corporate environment a plus 
  • Flexibility to work an 8 hour shift anywhere between 7:30 AM and 6 PM M-F and occasional Saturdays 

The role will be a long-term contract assignment through 5/5/17 and will pay $25/hour.  Interested candidates should email their resumes to: jaclyn.kopek@randstadusa.com

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Internship, Corporate Services and Facilities Department (CSF) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington, DC

Objective

The Corporate Services and Facilities Department (CSF) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is offering an internship opportunity. The internship program aims to provide graduate-level students the opportunity to acquire cutting edge work experience in the context of an international organization.

Description

Internships take place at the IMF's headquarters in Washington, D.C. Internship assignments range from 3 to 6 months. During this period, interns work under the supervision of an experienced CSF staff. Currently, we are specifically seeking an intern to assist with projects at the Joint Bank-Fund Library (Joint Library).

The intern will be responsible for three projects.

1. Enhance the capability of the Joint Library to fulfil the high demand for economic and financial data and analytical reports.

  • a. Process economic and financial data requests
  • b. Interview requesters to understand data and format requirements.
  • c. Identify the best sources for the data. Review database documentation and contact the provider if necessary.
  • d. Download files and send results to the requester with an explanation of the methodology.

2. Search ratings databases (Moody's, S&amp;P, and Fitch) for sovereigns, banks, and companies.

  • a. Provide full text of issuer reports, as requested by users.
  • b. Download periodic historical ratings summaries as soon as they are released. Send files to requesters.

3. Track level of effort and training hours needed to answer data and report questions (#1 and 2, above).  Analyze research requests for quantity and level of effort in order to identify growth and library staffing needs.

4. Contribute to the enhancement of the findability of e-book collections in the Joint Library discovery system. Evaluate options for metadata, and make recommendations.

The internship offers the student insights into the environment and culture of a world class special library. The intern will be exposed to a broad spectrum of library work, gain hands-on experience with different library systems, and help manage a survey for client feedback.

Qualifications

Students interested in applying for the CSF Internship Program should have the following qualifications:

Current enrollment in a graduate-level MLS or MLIS program. The student must plan to return to school upon completion of their internship assignments, or, alternatively, may participate in the internship part-time while enrolled in school. 

Outstanding grades.

  • Detail-oriented
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Proficiency with economic databases preferred.
  • Excellent command of English (both written and oral); language(s) other than English a plus.
  • Interest in working in a multicultural environment.

The CSF Internship Program does not guarantee further employment with the IMF upon completion of the internship or graduation. Nonetheless, successful interns could be considered if a suitable opening arises in the future.

Selection Process

Interns are selected on a competitive basis. Candidates are short-listed based on their qualifications, their field of specialization, their academic performance record, and their interest. The selection decision, based on how well the candidate's studies align with the department's work, is made by the hiring managers.

Salary and Benefits

Interns receive:

  • Competitive salary
  • Round-trip economy class air travel to Washington, D.C. from their duty station (university)
  • Limited-term visa is provided for non-US and non-resident candidates
  • Limited medical insurance coverage
  • Information to help interns locate suitable accommodation in the Washington area

How to Apply

As the IMF values diversity, qualified candidates having diverse academic or cultural background are encouraged to apply. If you are interested in being considered for the CSF Internship Program, please fill the on-line application form on the IMF website www.imf.org/jobs (Job ID 1600036). In addition, send an e-mail to kshaines@imf.org to indicate that you have submitted an application and that you saw the ad at the on the SLA listserv. Please note that the IMF will only consider applications submitted online.

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Youth Services Library Assistant, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

The Worcester Public Library invites applicants for the position of Youth Services Library Assistant.  This is a paraprofessional position, reporting to the Youth Services Branch Manager and under the overall direction of the Youth Services Coordinator.  The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills and have experience working with diverse populations in an urban community.  The individual will assist the supervisory team in planning and organizing activities; performs circulation, clerical/administrative work; assists patrons in the use of the library services, facilities and equipment; and interprets library policies to customers.

SALARY:

$31,098.43 - $41,450.66 annually; 14.90 - $19.86 hourly 

To see the full job description visit - http://mywpl.org/?q=jobs-wpl.  To apply, visit www.worcesterma.gov/employment

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Cataloging Librarian, 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 Head Librarian. The individual in this role will be responsible for cataloging materials in all formats and all subject areas, including special collections materials, and will perform original and enhanced cataloging activities in support of the needs of the entire Worcester Public Library system.

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

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

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

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

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

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume, cover letter on or before Friday, December 30, 2016 to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. EOE/AA employer.

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

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

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Graduate Assistantship, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA

Graduate Assistantship Available for 2017-2018

The James E. Brooks Library at Central Washington University is proud to be a nationally recognized academic library by the Institute for Museums and Library Services. We recognize that our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service.  

In doing so, the Library, announces a graduate assistantship program for individuals who have attained an MLS or equivalent, and who desire a second subject master degree. This two-year program allows an individual to study in any of CWU's more than twenty graduate programs while gaining valuable professional experience in an academic library. It is ideal for new or experienced librarians seeking a second subject master's. Candidates must apply to the graduate school and be accepted into a program prior to being accepted as a paid library graduate assistant.

Applications must be submitted online by 5:00 pm 2/1/17 to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research: http://www.cwu.edu/~masters/

Possible opportunities available for candidates to gain professional experience are in reference, instruction, library technology and systems, technical services, outreach, and records management, government publications, maps, assessment, and research.

Graduate assistantship benefits per academic year include a salary of $8,100, partial tuition waiver, medical insurance coverage, and payment of the Student Medical and Counseling Clinic and Wellness fees. The total contract value is approximately $18,454, subject to change. Please contact the School of Graduate Studies and Research for further information regarding contract benefits. Summer study and employment opportunities may also be available.

Queries concerning the Library Graduate Assistantship position should be addressed to Pat Swiney, Assistant Grants Writer at patricia.swiney@cwu.edu or by phone at (509) 963-1902.

Central Washington University is one of six state-assisted, four-year institutions of higher education in Washington. A regional comprehensive university, CWU offers baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Throughout its history, the university has distinguished itself in many ways, most notably through quality teaching and academic programs, student-centered orientation, and a commitment to research, outreach, international experiences for faculty and students, and provision of life-long learning opportunities to the citizens of Washington. The university is composed of the College of Arts and Humanities, College of the Sciences, College of Education and Professional Studies, and College of Business. CWU&#39;s faculty, numbering more than 500, compiles an impressive record of teaching, scholarship, and service. The main campus is located in Ellensburg, a community of over 17,000 that enjoys one of the finest living environments in the Pacific Northwest. In the shadow of the Cascade Mountains and only minutes from the Wenatchee National Forest, Ellensburg is situated in the Kittitas valley, 110 miles east of Seattle, the cultural center of Washington State. Further information about the university is available at www.cwu.edu.

For more information about Ellensburg, see http://kittitascountychamber.com/
Central Washington University: http://www.cwu.edu/
James E. Brooks Library: http://www.lib.cwu.edu/

Application forms at the Office of Graduate Studies and Research: http://www.cwu.edu/~masters/

EEO/AA/ TITLE IX INSTITUTION - FOR ACCOMMODATIONS E-MAIL DS@cwu.edu

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Librarian, Capital Community College, Hartford, CT

ANTICIPATED START DATE:  April 2017

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  

ALA-accredited master's degree in Library Science required; one year of professional experience in an academic library; demonstrated teaching experience and enthusiasm for teaching; familiarity with Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and assessment; commitment to academic librarianship; awareness of major trends and issues in librarianship and higher education; excellent computer skills and extensive experience with online information sources and the ability to learn and apply new technologies independently; excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated ability to work within a collaborative team environment and with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of the position and by providing appropriate references.  Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Under the supervision of the Director of Library Services:

  1. Provides reference assistance, instruction, and information literacy education to the campus community.
  2. Coordinates the library's reference services, including general oversight of the reference desk and scheduling reference hours.
  3. Maintains statistics and produces reports and assessments of reference activity.
  4. Assists with the development and maintenance of online subject guides and tutorials.
  5. Continue to update knowledge and skills pertaining to user needs and trends in academic libraries, information resources, and teaching and assessment in higher education.
  6. Actively engage in campus committee work, as well as library department initiatives.
  7. Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required.

MINIMUM SALARY:  $63,693.00 approximate annual.

TO APPLY: Send letter of intent, BOR Employment Application (found on the following website: http://www.ct.edu/hr/employment), resume, transcripts (copies are acceptable at the time of application) and the names of three references to:

Josephine Agnello-Veley, Director of Human Resources
Capital Community College
950 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Email:  CA-HRApplicant@capitalcc.edu

No phone inquiries; please submit only one application package.  Be sure to include the position you are applying for.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Letter of application must be postmarked no later than January 20, 2017.

Capital Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer M/F.

Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Capital Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:  Rita Kelley, Title IX and Section 504/ADA Coordinator and Affirmative Action Officer,  Room  305B, Tel. (860) 906-5133 E-mail: rkelley@Capitalcc.edu

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Part-Time Reference Librarian, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Qualifications

ALA accredited MLS degree. Will also consider currently enrolled students in an MLS program who have completed at least one reference course. Must be service oriented, self-motivated, and able to work independently. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required. Familiarity with various electronic information systems preferred

Duties

Provide reference and instructional assistance in an academic reference setting. Assist users to find information from Web-based and print resources. Provide instruction in the use of onsite and remotely accessed electronic resources. Provide other information and reference support as needed.

Salary $24 per hour MLS degree holders; $20 per hour library students.

Available Hours are alternate weekends, Saturday, noon to 5 pm.

Send resume and names of three references to:

Julie Jersyk
Reference Specialist
j.jersyk@neu.edu
270 Snell Library
Northeastern University
Boston, MA 02115
617 373 2458 (voice)

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer

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Development Research Associate, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

In the past 18 years, Boston Medical Center fundraising has grown from $500,000 annually to more than $50 million last fiscal year. This is an exciting opportunity to join an organization that is rapidly gaining visibility and financial support for its unique mission of providing exceptional care... without exception. 

Serving as an integral part of the Development Department, the Development Research Associate will report to the Director of Development Research and provide prospect identification and research support for the Department.

  • Proactively identifies and qualifies new prospects for the Major Gift and Cause and Event Marketing teams.
  • Researches prospects via online and print sources.
  • Analyzes biographical, financial, news, philanthropic and other relevant data to create well-written, comprehensive and accurate research products.
  • Assesses the philanthropic potential and capacity of prospects.
  • Recommends prospects and engages in strategic discussions regarding prospects with fundraisers from the Major Gift and Cause and Event Marketing teams.
  • Conducts monthly wealth screening of patients and researches high capacity prospects.
  • Supports the research needs and requests of fundraisers and fundraising teams.
  • Maintains and updates prospect records in department database (Raiser's Edge).
  • Performs other duties as needed.
  • Maintains the professional and ethical standards set forth for the field by the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA).  Adheres to ethical and confidentiality guidelines.
  • Safeguards the confidentiality of donor information at all times.

Must adhere to all of BMC's RESPECT behavioral standards.

2  years in a Development office or similar environment with related experience desired.

Required Skills:

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Ability to produce quality work under tight deadlines
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and use of data management systems
  • Familiarity and or/proficiency with Internet search strategies and use of electronic databases and subscription resources preferred such as: Lexis-Nexis for Development Professionals, iWave, ResearchPoint, Relationship Science, SEC Edgar, etc.

TO APPLY: https://jobs.bmc.org/job/boston/development-research-associate/193/3557185

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Librarian and Director of the Monroe C. Gutman Library, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Harvard Graduate School of Education is the premier institution world-wide for preparing leaders in the field of education.  HGSE offers 13 master&#39;s programs and three doctoral programs, leading to careers in teaching and research, school leadership, counseling, language and literacy, education policy, higher education, and many other fields. In addition, each year more than 8,000 educational leaders from around the world participate in our professional education programs, both on campus and online.

Gutman Library's unparalleled collections and services represent and support the evolving multidisciplinary teaching and research of the HGSE community, playing a critical role in advancing HGSE's teaching and learning mission by empowering students with the necessary skills to navigate all aspects of research, writing and scholarly communication. The Gutman librarians are academic professionals and an integral part of HGSE's mission, working collaboratively with constituents across the school.

As an integrated component of the Harvard Library, the largest university library in the world, the Gutman librarians routinely work with colleagues across the university on a wide-array of initiatives. Given HGSE's own priority to advance teaching and learning, the Director of Gutman Library will work closely with the Associate University Librarian for Research and Education for the Harvard Library on a routine basis.

HGSE seeks an innovative, collaborative, and visionary leader who will inspire a highly dedicated and professional team to establish the model for a dynamic education research library.  The successful candidate will have a strong track record of building strategic programs and leveraging partnerships across organizational boundaries.

Reporting jointly to the Executive Dean and the Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching, the Librarian and Director of the Monroe C. Gutman Library is an important member of the leadership team of the School and is also a member of the Library Leadership Team led by the Vice President for the Harvard Library. In addition, the Librarian and Director of Gutman Library will hold a courtesy faculty appointment (without teaching obligations). 

Gutman Library includes a vibrant community and student center with spaces for informal interaction, collaborative learning, and access to a significant specialized collection. The Librarian and Director leads the Gutman Library creatively, progressively, and inclusively in support of teaching and research of the School and the needs of the wider Harvard scholarly community and beyond.   The candidate ensures excellence in the development and assessment of services, strategies and systems that advance research, teaching and learning and:  

  • Provides direction and leadership in developing innovative and strategic library and special collections initiatives.
  • Has broad knowledge of the information resources, content and material that support the fields of education and human development.
  • Collaborates with the faculty and the deans to ensure the Library's services and collections are deeply embedded with the School's academic mission and priorities and remain highly valued by faculty and students.
  • Working closely with the School's Teaching and Learning Lab and the IT department, leads the development of innovative knowledge, information and technological services, based on a deep understanding of trends in the field of education, online learning, learning design, and assessment. 
  • Manages the Gutman Library operating budget (approximately $2.7M), as well as the relationship and service agreements with the Harvard Library. 
  • As a member of the HGSE faculty and its senior leadership, serves on a variety of committees and task forces both within HGSE and at Harvard. 
  • Participates actively in national and regional professional organizations.

Basic Qualifications:

Advanced degree in education or related fields and a minimum of 5 years of leadership experience in an academic and/or research library required.  

Additional Qualifications:

Master of Library Science and/or doctorate in information/library science preferred; excellent communication skills; demonstrated ability to build collegial relationships and partnerships across in a complex organization; demonstrated ability to lead high-performing teams of library professionals; demonstrated strategic thinking about the future of research libraries and emerging roles for libraries in university teaching and learning; solid knowledge and understanding of leading-edge technological applications in libraries; experience developing and managing library budgets.

To Apply

Potential candidates are invited to submit a letter of application and resume.  Finalists may be invited to make a presentation to the library community.

Please note: 

  • The Harvard Graduate School of Education does not provide Visa sponsorship.
  • Harvard requires all applicants to meet basic qualifications to be considered for a position.
  • All applicants must apply through Harvard's online recruitment website at: www.hr.havard.edu in order to be considered for a position.
  • Please submit your resume and cover letter as one document
  • Positions open and close on a daily basis. If you are interested in a position and meet basic qualifications, you should apply to the position immediately. Don't wait!
  • Positions listed on the employment website are still open and collecting resumes.

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Electronic Resources Librarian, LaGuardia Community College, Queens, NY

LaGuardia Community College is seeking an Electronic Resources Librarian responsible leading the management and development of the Library's subscription-based electronic resources. Duties include collection development, negotiating procurement licensing and renewals; serving as technical liaison between the library and various vendors; publicizing and marketing subscription resources to the College community; training faculty and staff in their use; resolving access issues; and representing the College in CUNY-wide Electronic Resources Advisory Committee (ERAC).

Library Faculty are expected to provide research support to faculty, students, and staff in person, in one-on-one consultations, and via e-mail and chat; participate in the Library's instruction program; and participate in developing collections and acquiring materials in all formats. Share responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions as may be assigned. Faculty review Library usage patterns and make recommendations regarding services; assist in developing and monitoring Library policies and user service standards; and supervise and/or train staff and students assigned to the Library. Duties may include some weekend and evening hours. Library faculty are expected to perform related duties as assigned. Research and publication are expected for tenure and promotion.

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor:

Supports a college library through providing in-depth consultation with students and faculty and collaboration for the ongoing improvement of instructional programs and practices. Pursues an active scholarly agenda, performs supervisory duties, and participates in college-and university-wide programs and committees as assigned.

Instructor:

Supports a college library through providing in-depth consultation with students and faculty and collaboration for the ongoing improvement of instructional programs and practices.

LaGuardia Community College, located in Long Island City, Queens, educates more than 50,000 New Yorkers annually through degree, certificate, and continuing education programs. Our guiding principle Dare To Do More reflects our belief in the transformative power of education--not just for individuals, but for our community and our country--creating pathways for achievement and safeguarding the middle class. LaGuardia is a national voice on behalf of community colleges, where half of all US college students study. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), the College reflects the legacy of our namesake, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the former NYC mayor beloved for his championing the underserved. Since our doors opened in 1971, our programs regularly become national models for pushing boundaries to give people of all backgrounds access to a high quality, affordable college education. We invite you to join us in imagining what our students, our community, and our country can become. Visit www.LaGuardia.edu to learn more.

QUALIFICATIONS

All titles require a Master's in Library Science (MLS), Master's in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution. Also required is the ability to work with others for the good of the institution.

For appointment as Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, a second graduate degree is required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

A minimum of two year's work experience in academic library or two years' experience in the procurement and maintenance of electronic resources in a different venue, Experience with vendor relations and using vendor-provided statistics to inform decisions, including print and electronic overlap analysis, a plus. The ideal candidate will have a record of demonstrated experience providing reference and instruction to undergraduate students; excellent interpersonal skills; strong written and verbal communication skills; strong organizational skills; and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and colleagues in a multicultural environment.

COMPENSATION

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

HOW TO APPLY

From our job posting system, select "Apply Now", create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information. If you are viewing this posting from outside our system, access the employment page on our web site at www.cuny.edu and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title.

Candidates should provide a CV or resume and statement of scholarly interests, as well as contact information for three references as one document.

CLOSING DATE 2/11/2017

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Substitute Reference Librarian, Morrill Memorial Library, Norwood, MA

Working at the Morrill Memorial Library Reference Department on Saturdays assisting patrons with reference inquiries, technology needs, printing assistance; responding to customer service issues; providing programming assistance, and other duties as required. May also be scheduled to work at other public service desks, including Youth Services, and Information if appropriate.

At least one Saturday per month will be scheduled. Other hours may be available during the week from time to time but are not required.

Qualifications

Master's degree in Library and Information Science is required. Must be available Saturdays; knowledgeable in the principles and practices of library operations; excellent reference and customer service skills; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
May consider graduate student in library science (at $17/hour.)

 

Part Time Salary

$21.00 hour for MLS/$17.00 hour for graduate student

How to Apply

Please email Charlotte Canelli, Library Director for more information. (ccanelli@minlib.net)

Resume, cover letter, and Town of Norwood application will be requested from interested, qualified candidates.

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Librarian, NH State Library, Concord, NH

The State of New Hampshire, Department of Cultural Resources, NH State Library has a full time vacancy for Librarian III effective January 1, 2017. 

Summary:

To manage and direct the Reference & Information Services Section of the State Library through the provision of reference services to state agency personnel, legislators, legislative staff, libraries and the general public. Manages and directs the information services of the State Library to the general public through resource sharing and document delivery services.

Responsibilities:

  • Develops procedures for orderly and systematic workflow within the section 
  • Effectively manages all activities related to storage, lending and borrowing of library materials 
  • Responsible for performance and corrective action of professional and support staff of the section 
  • Prepares statistical and narrative reports on Reference & Information Services activities 
  • Recruits, hires and evaluates professional and support staff of the section 
  • Provides reference services in-person, by email and on the telephone using printed and electronic resources 
  • Represents state library at professional meetings through association and committee membership, leadership and participation 
  • Provides quality and quantity assurance of all work performed within the section 
  • Promotes and publicizes the services and products of the Reference & Information Section to the legislature and the statewide library community at large 
  • Assists with the management and development of library collections through selection, weeding and preservation 
  • Plans for and directs the implementation of new reference services offered by the section 
  • Develops budget controls for utilization of personnel, office supplies and equipment 
  • Oversees the state library's participation in the federal document depository program 
  • Manages the operations of the statewide materials delivery service and its fleet of vehicles

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Education
: Master's degree in library science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience. 

Experience
: Five years' experience as a professional librarian including three years in a supervisory or administrative capacity with a public, special, state, college or university library. Additional years of related work experience may not be substituted for the formal education required by this class specification.

Special Requirements: Working knowledge of current cataloging descriptive standards and Dewey Decimal Classification. Proficiency in Microsoft Windows Office applications. Knowledge of current ILS and their capabilities. Knowledge of and experience with social media and new information technologies. Knowledge of standard and authoritative reference resources.

PREFERRED WORK TRAITS: Ability to work independently and to motivate team performance. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent attention to detail and highly organized work habits. Ability to analyze and evaluate program effectiveness and resource utilization. Ability to speak before public groups. 

Employees may be required to pay an agency/union fee.

To apply please go to https://jobs.nhfirst.nh.gov:444/lawtaprd/CandidateSelfService/controller.servlet?context.dataarea=lawtaprd&context.session.key.HROrganization=10&context.session.key.JobBoard=EXTERNAL and complete an on-line application.

For further information please contact Janet Eklund, Administrator of Library Operations,Janet.Eklund@dcr.nh.gov   603-271-2393.  

Transcripts may be sent to Kathleen Stanick, kathy.stanick@dcr.nh.gov   NH State Library, 20 Park St, Concord, NH  03301

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Call for Papers: Privacy Issue of Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy (Spring 2017)

Special Editor: Michael Zimmer<http://www.michaelzimmer.org/>, PhD (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

Traditionally, the context of the library brings with it specific norms of information flow regarding patron activity, including a professional commitment to patron privacy. In the library setting, a patron?s intellectual activities are protected by decades of established norms and practices intended to preserve patron privacy and confidentiality, most stemming from the ALA?s Library Bill of Rights and related interpretations. As a matter of professional ethics, most libraries protect patron privacy by engaging in limited tracking of user activities, instituting short-term data retention policies, and generally enabling the anonymous browsing of materials. These are the existing privacy norms within the library context, and the cornerstone of what makes up the librarian ethic.
However, these norms are being increasingly challenged from numerous fronts: law enforcement and government agencies continuously pressure libraries to turn over data on patron activities; Library 2.0 and related cloud-based tools and services promise to improve the delivery of library services and enhance patron activities, yet require the tracking, collecting, and retaining of data about patron activities; and given the dominance of social media ? where individuals increasingly share personal information on platforms with porous and shifting boundaries ? librarians and other information professions are confronted with possible shifts in the social norms about privacy.
In the face of these challenges, we are forced to confront the role of patron privacy as a centerpiece of librarian ethics. The American Library Association's Library Bill of Rights begins with the premise that everyone is entitled to freedom of access, freedom to read texts and view images, and freedom of thought and expression, and the ALA has repeatedly confirmed the importance of patron privacy as a necessary ingredient in preserving intellectual freedom. Yet, the increased integration of social media and cloud computing in libraries, combined with the increasing demands of law enforcement, has the potential to disrupt longstanding ethical norms within librarianship dedicated to protecting patron privacy.


With this special issue of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy (https://journals.ala.org/jifp/index), we seek contributions that explore issues of privacy relevant to libraries and information professions in our current environment. Topics might include:

  *   foundations of privacy and intellectual freedom in libraries
  *   privacy attitudes among patrons and/or information professionals
  *   intellectual privacy
  *   patron privacy and library technology
  *   privacy literacy and education
  *   privacy advocacy and interventions
  *   youth/student privacy in libraries
  *   technological approaches for protecting patron privacy
  *   privacy law and regulation
  *   global privacy perspectives

We welcome two types of contributions:

  *   Research Articles: Original, rigorous work of an empirical, experimental, ethnographic, conceptual, historical, socio-technical, policy-analytic, legal, or critical-theoretical nature. Research articles should be 5000-8000 words, references included.
  *   Commentaries: Shorter essays, think pieces, or general commentary on topical issues, controversies and emerging questions for the field will be published by invitation. Commentaries should be 800-1000 words, references included.

Timeline

  *   Submissions Due: January 13, 2017
  *   Peer Review Feedback: February 15, 2017
  *   Final Submissions Due: March 15, 2017
  *   Issue Appears: Spring 2017 (roughly timed with Choose Privacy Week: https://chooseprivacyweek.org/)

Logistics

  *   All submissions should be emailed as MS-Word documents directly to zimmerm@uwm.edu<mailto:zimmerm@uwm.edu>
  *   Manuscripts should be formatted in Chicago Manual of Style
  *   Research articles will undergo double-blind peer review, and commentaries will be reviewed by the editor.

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Folk Arts & Heritage Internship, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Boston, MA

http://hireculture.com/jobdetails.aspx?job_id=27217

Description: 

The MCC Intern Program offers an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students, career shifters and early career arts administrators with aninterest in the rich cultural life of Massachusetts to learn about how public funds are distributed to the state's schools, cultural organizations and individual artists. Interns at the MCC gain valuable experience in arts and grants administration and public arts policy. 

The MCC is offering Internships of up to 80 hours of paid time at a rate of $11 per hour. The MCC will work with students who need additional hours in order to receive credit at their college or university; however any additional hours required by the student will be unpaid.

Description of internship:

The aim of MCC's Folk Arts & Heritage Program is to identify traditional craftspeople, performers and cultural specialists, help sustain the practice of tradition where they live, and increase appreciation of their artistry within the community and beyond. We conduct documentary fieldwork, provide direct support to individual artists through Artist Fellowships and Traditional Arts Apprenticeships, and create visibility for traditional artists through print and social media, exhibitions, and public programming.

The intern will assist with the following: field research, transcribing interviews, scheduling and documenting Apprenticeship site visits, writing blog post(s) for the Keepers of Tradition website, concert planning and production, festival copy for signage and web. 

Qualifications: 
Keen interest and experience in traditional culture (music, dance, craft). Strong writing and communication skills, attention to detail. Graduate student preferable with major or significant course work in folklore, ethnomusicology, and anthropology. Foreign language a plus.

The intern will be introduced to what a professional folklorist does to document, preserve, and present traditional art and folk culture via field research, grants management, and festival/concert curation.

Goals of the internship:

a) Conduct folklore field research including background research, preparation of interview questions, audio recording, photo documentation, and processing of materials (audio images, field notes, and release forms).

b) Transcribe and summarize field recorded interviews

c) Document an MCC Traditional Arts Apprenticeship

d) Design and produce public programming of tradition bearers

How To Apply:

Candidates interested in applying should email the following to Matthew Sherman - Fiscal Operations Officer (matthew.sherman@art.state.ma.us) by January 20, 2017.

  • Resume
  • Letter of interest including; Information about how the internship aligns with your professional or academic goals. Number of hours needed for credit requirements if college/university requirements exceed 80 hours (if applicable). Any time constraints during which the internship needs to be completed in order to meet college/university requirements (if applicable).
Apply by:
January 20, 2017 
About this Organization:
The Massachusetts Cultural Council is a state agency whose mission is to promote excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences in order to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and to contribute to the economic vitality of our communities.

The Massachusetts Cultural Council shares the mission, values, and vision of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the Commonwealth and one that embraces, values and respects difference.

The MCC is dedicated to creating a workplace that welcomes, respects and values people of all races, color, age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religions, creeds, ancestry, national origin, disability and veteran status. We strive to reflect diversity in all activities, programs and services removing any barriers to accessibility. We further believe that embracing and celebrating our differences enriches the quality of the work experience and enhances our own personal and professional relationships. Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply to this position.

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Research Resources Assistant, Whitney Museum, New York, NY

The full-time Research Resources Assistant serves as the central staff member providing administrative support for the Research Resources department. The Assistant also provides reference services for Museum staff and external researchers accessing the following units within Research Resources: The Frances Mulhall Achilles Library, the Archives, Special Collections, and Permanent Collection Documentation Office. 

Other Responsibilities: 
Assists in circulation and patron database maintenance in the Voyager integrated library system (ILS); schedules appointments and maintains department calendar; processes Library acquisitions; handles all departmental invoicing; oversees periodical subscriptions and acquisition; provides research and clerical assistance to department; assists in overseeing the work of Interns/Volunteers under Archive and Library staff supervision; works on additional projects relevant to Research Resources departmental priorities 

Qualifications: 
2 years' experience; MLIS degree (with art history or studio art background preferred); hands-on library and archival skills; experience or familiarity with Voyager ILS, ArchiveSpace, and The Museum System (TMS); research experience; knowledge of art history and contemporary American art; familiarity with library and archival preservation. Understanding of the function and processes of both libraries and archives and related experience a plus; good communication skills necessary. 

The Research Resources department provides access to primary resources, published resources, and other research material relating to the Museum's support of American art and artists through its history, collections, and programming. 

Please send resume and cover letter to: hr@whitney.org and state "Research Resources Assistant in the subject line. The Museum offers a generous benefit package. 

About the Whitney 
As the preeminent institution devoted to the art of the United States, the Whitney Museum of American Art presents the full range of twentieth-century and contemporary American art, with a special focus on works by living artists. Designed by architect Renzo Piano and situated between the High Line and the Hudson River, the Whitney's new building vastly increases the Museum's exhibition and programming space, providing the most expansive view ever of its unsurpassed collection of modern and contemporary American art. 

The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.

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Library Director, Westerville Public Library, Westerville, OH

The Westerville (OH) Public Library, future-focused and consistently identified as one of the best public libraries in the nation, seeks its next Director. The Board of Trustees is looking for a dynamic and engaging candidate who will create a new strategic vision and continue to build upon the cutting-edge reputation that the community and other libraries have come to expect. Westerville Public Library (http://www.westervillelibrary.org) consistently receives a 5-star rating from Library Journal and has been named as one of Ohio's best employers and best companies, among other accolades. The Library has achieved these many awards and honors through the efforts of the 84 FTE staff by means of a $7.8 million budget and having circulated more than 2 million items in 2015. The Library is also supported by an active Friends group and dedicated Foundation- each of which provide funds and support to many programs and services provided by the Library, such as the Meet the Authors Series, the Local History Center and Anti-Saloon League Museum, the Homework Help Center and participation in Dolly Parton's Imagination Library program.

Westerville is a popular and growing northeast suburb of the city of Columbus in central Ohio and is historically known as having been the "Dry Capital of the World" and having been the world headquarters for the Anti-Saloon League. Westerville has been recognized in several publications as a great place to live and the city has been awarded the gold medal for Excellence in Parks and Recreation Management multiple times. The Library is located within walking distance to charming 'uptown' Westerville, which is home to many locally-owned stores and restaurants. The city has many educational opportunities with excellent public and private school systems and Otterbein University, a private four-year liberal arts college, and provides excellently-maintained bike paths and a recreation center, among other amenities. Westerville offers residents a small-town feel with the attractions and opportunities a metropolitan area provides. See Westerville Links (http://www.bradburymiller.com/Westervillelinks.htm) for more information about the Library, community and region.

Responsibilities. Responsible to the Board of Trustees, the Library Director is the chief operating officer of the Library with major administrative responsibility for implementing Library Board Policy. Additional responsibilities include recommending, designing, implementing, directing, supervising, and evaluating an active program of educational, cultural, and information services relevant to the Westerville community in accordance with the goals and objectives established by the Library Board. The Director is expected to maintain and enhance library services and its reputation on local, state and national levels.

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications are a graduate degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university, a minimum of four years of experience in professional library management and administrative experience. High priority qualifications include: the ability to deal effectively with Library Board, staff, public, other professionals and government officials; knowledge of budgeting, public library finance, and applicable federal and state law; and thorough knowledge and demonstrated competence in library automation. Please see Westerville Library Director Position Description (http://www.bradburymiller.com/WestervilleEDdesc.pdf) for details.

Compensation. The position offers a hiring salary range of $105,000-125,000 (dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates (http://www.gossagesager.com/contactus.html).

Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Karen Miller, karenmiller@bradburymiller.com. This position closes January 29, 2017.

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Part-Time Librarian, Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA

Job Description:

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

Under the general direction of the Director of the Library, provides professional library services to community college students, faculty, and staff. Provides reference, circulation and information literacy instruction with a particular focus on distance education and digital services

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

  • Provide recommendations of how to best tailor the library experience for distance learning students and assist with implementing activities.
  • Liaise with faculty, particularly those teaching fully online, to develop imbedded library resources and implement library instruction in the learning management system (Moodle).
  • Teach all levels of information literacy instruction for traditional, hybrid and online environments.
  • Provide support for students using Moodle, including but not limited to   maintaining student Moodle site including FAQ page, coordinate with FITS group on developing online student support materials and increase utilization of Moodle orientation for incoming and returning students.
  • Provide reference and circulation services.
  • Work collaboratively with other librarians and library staff in providing quality library resources and services.
  • Troubleshoot computer, network and other equipment issues and problems.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science or demonstrated significant progress towards Library Science Master's degree.
  • Experience providing reference/research service in person and in online environments.
  • Experience with learning management systems, particularly Moodle.Experience with HTML/CSS and web design principles, including web accessibility standards.
  • Working knowledge of software programs, such as Camtasia, Jing, Screencast-O-Matic, etc.
  • Experience in creating, implementing, and assessing online learning objects, such as specialized research guides and multimedia tutorials.
  • Demonstrated teaching experience in a variety of delivery modules and with groups of all sizes.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with a diverse student, faculty and staff population.
  • Working knowledge of trends and emerging technologies in libraries.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work days and evenings.
  • Proficiency in current and emerging technologies.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in a community college setting.
  • Familiarity with assessment methods for library services and information literacy.

EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT:

Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.

Additional Information:

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

The work requirement of this position is 22.5 hours a week, standard workdays are negotiable but a minimum of three days per week on campus will be required for the academic year, (approximately 32 weeks per year).  Occasional weekend work may be required.

SALARY:  $27.60

START DATE: February 2017

Application Instructions:

TO APPLY:

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a Greenfield Community College account by clicking on the APPLY NOW tab below. You will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for 3 professional references

When preparing your cover letter and resume, please refer to the minimum and preferred qualifications and, if applicable, include an equivalency statement.

Applications accepted up to and including January 3, 2017.

Applications received after January 3, 2017 MAY be considered until the position is filled.

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Research and Evaluation Intern, True Impact, Boston, MA

Description

True Impact is a web-based measurement tool and benchmarking network for the charitable sector. Donors and nonprofits use True Impact to measure the social impact of their grants, volunteerism, and other philanthropic investments, to demonstrate success and identify opportunities for improvement. We are seeking to add a self-motivated intern in our Greenfield office to support our evaluation projects with social program outcomes research.

Responsibilities

  • Research and develop a taxonomy of program outcomes

    • Research existing logic models and outcome indicators

    • Develop high level logic models for social service programs

    • Create indicator crosswalk for existing social impact taxonomies (e.g., Foundation Center, United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Guidestar, VolunteerMatch)

Qualifications

  • Experience or coursework in program evaluation

  • Interest in an impact/outcome measurement approach

  • Strong research and organizational skills

  • Attention to detail and pride in accuracy

Notes

  • $15 per hour baseline, commensurate on experience

  • 5 - 10 hours/week in Greenfield office

About us

  • Website: http://www.trueimpact.com/

  • We're laid back about everything except making meaningful, practical metrics for companies, foundations, and nonprofits, which gets us up in the morning and keeps us up at night.

To apply for the position, please send a resume and cover letter detailing why you are a good fit for this role (please include your last name in each document's file name) to smiller@trueimpact.com with "Research and Evaluation Intern" as the title of the email.

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Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Applications are being accepted for the 2017 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program, Library of Congress as of December 12, until Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, 11:59 p.m. ET. Applications will be accepted online only at www.usajobs.gov .  Keywords: Junior Fellows.

The Junior Fellows program takes place over 10 weeks, beginning Tuesday, May 30, 2017 (the day after the Memorial Day holiday) and ending on Friday, August 4, 2017.   

For a stipend of $4,500 (that is, $450 each week of the 10-week program), the 2017 class of Junior Fellows will work full-time with Library specialists and curators from May 30 through August 4, 2017, to inventory, describe and explore collection holdings and to assist with digital-preservation outreach activities throughout the Library. The program aims to increase access to collections and awareness of the Library's digital-preservation programs by making them better-known and available to Members of Congress, scholars, researchers, students, teachers and the general public. 

The candidate selected to be the European Division's Junior Fellow (just one Fellow for the European Division) will assist with cataloging Russian items from the original Gennadii Yudin Collection acquired by the Library in 1906 from Mr. Yudin's library in Krasnoiarsk, Russia.  For information about the Yudin Collection, see http://www.loc.gov/rr/european/yudin/yudinintro.html .

The European Division's remaining uncataloged Yudin items number about 200, and are mostly slender Russian-language monographs, pamphlets, and offprints published primarily between 1860 and 1905.  The ideal Junior Fellow candidate for the European Division will:  1) have a good reading knowledge of Russian; 2) be enrolled in a graduate program for Library Science studies; and 3) be interested in learning (or already know something about) basic cataloging, working with a rare book cataloger.  

U.S. citizenship is required.  Unfortunately, a green card is not sufficient.  The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students.  Fellows may receive course credit - at the full discretion of the student's university.

A common question is, "Do I have to be there for the entire 10 weeks?"   In a word, yes.  Fellows must certainly be present during the first week when all 40 Fellows will receive group orientations before they disperse to work in various divisions of the Library.  It is possible to miss a very few days during the 10 weeks, but not during the first or last weeks.

For more details about the program and information on how to apply, visitwww.loc.gov/hr/jrfellows/  .

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Reader Services Intern, Boston Athenæum, Boston, MA

The Boston Athenӕum seeks a personable and reliable candidate to work two days a week (Mondays, noon to 8:00 p.m. and Thursdays, noon to 8:00 p.m.) for a total of 15 hours a week at the Circulation and Reference Desks. This intern reports to the Head of Circulation. Compensation is $13 per hour with no benefits, and the position is classified as temporary. Position is available to start mid-January.

Responsibilities

  • Provide coverage of the circulation and reference desks; answer phones, shelve
  • Offer orientation tours to members
  • Create reader advisory materials
  • Research
  • Maintain usage statistics
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled in a library science master's program
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs. of books

Preferred Qualification:

  • Completed Reference Course
  • Excellent writing skills

Starts immediately. Please send resume and cover letter to Please send resume and cover letter to James Feeney, feeney@bostonathenaeum.org

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Part Time Research Position, Tufts University, Medford, MA

Up to 30 hours per week

Overview

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR), a unit of University Advancement, is the focal point for raising funds from and building partnerships with private foundations and companies.  Its work spans all three of Tufts campuses (Medford, Boston, Grafton).  Externally, the CFR staff develops relationships with and solicits prospective funders, while internally it is actively engaged with administration, faculty, and advancement staff across all the Tufts schools to further university funding priorities. 

Job Description

The CFR office is in need of a researcher to assist front-line development officers across each of the three campuses. Specifically, the office needs assistance with on-line research of potential new and existing funders, analyses of funding trends and university's priorities, and the writing of briefs for the school's deans and the president's office. The ideal candidate has: exceptional research and writing skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office applications; possesses the ability to respond to changing priorities, work assignments and needs, and has the desire to function in a fast-paced environment. We place particular value on candidates who are information specialists, and who have the research knowledge, creativity, drive, and curiosity to identify connections (in terms of mission and people) between the university's programs and potential corporate and foundation funding partners.

We seek a candidate who can commit to at least one calendar year.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to: Cecelia Kelly at cecelia.kelly@tufts.edu

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Archivist and Collections Manager, Bristol Historical and Preservation Society, Bristol, RI

Founded in 1936, the Bristol Historical and Preservation Society is caretaker to a collection of more than 1800 books, documents of regional significance, extensive genealogical materials, deeds, ships' journals, tax records, census lists and thousands of historical objects ranging from flags to guns to toys.

We are embarking on a major effort to inventory, accession, and catalogue our collections in order to make them better accessible to the public. Specific activities will include:
  1. Initially adding accession information (from existing printed records) into PastPerfect
  2. Updating accession records already in PastPerfect
  3. Locating items and cataloging them in PastPerfect
We seek individuals with experience using PastPerfect and coursework in managing museum or archival collections.

Days and hours can be flexible. Interns will be fully supervised and should expect to work as a team with BHPS personnel and other interns.
Please send a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the project to Catherine Zipf, Executive Director, cwzipf@gmail.com.

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Assistant Director, Hooksett Library, Hooksett, NH

The Hooksett Library seeks an innovative, motivated and articulate individual with a community focus and commitment to customer service.  Exceptional interpersonal skills, technological proficiency, and writing skills are required.

The Assistant Director acts as the Adult Services Librarian and Publicity Specialist for the Library, working with the Director and Department Heads on program planning, publicity, collection development and staff development and training.  Additional areas of focus include management of the library's online resources and providing technology support in an instructional setting and one-on-one with patrons.

Considerable professional experience including materials selection, reference and reader's advisory, planning and producing programs, public relations and marketing is required.  At least three years of progressive professional library experience including supervisory experience is preferred. An MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited library school or a comparable combination of related education and experience will be considered.  

Hooksett Library was the 2013 New Hampshire Library of the Year and we strive to reach excellence and innovation within our library with a current focus on early literacy, technological literacy and digital offerings to our public. The Hooksett Library has a staff of six full-time and nine part-time employees.  We serve a community of 14,000 with a budget of just over $700,000.  

Hooksett is a member of the GMILCS consortium which provides direct access to 1.2 million items.  Membership in the consortium creates a breadth of opportunities to collaborate with colleagues in other libraries within the consortium.  The Assistant Director serves as the alternate to the GMILCS Board and serves on several committees within the organization. 

Beginning salary $48,000.00 - $56,000.00 commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits package.  Full job description and benefits package available at www.hooksettlibrary.org  

To apply, please submit resume, letter of interest and digital portfolio to:

Heather Rainier, Library Director    
Hooksett Library, 31 Mt. St. Mary's Way
hrainier@hooksettlibrary.org  (603) 485-6092

Review of applications will take place beginning January 2, 2016.  Position open until filled.  EOE 

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Director, Flossmoor Public Library, Flossmoor (Chicago suburb), IL

The Board of Trustees of the Flossmoor Public Library seeks a creative and community-focused leader to serve as Director. Flossmoor is a beautiful and historic town, known for its diverse and educated population as well its devotion to the arts. Located about 25 miles from Chicago in the city's south suburbs, Flossmoor offers residents both small-town appeal and easy access to the attractions of a big city. 
Operating with a budget of nearly $1.4 million and a staff of 8 full-time and 23 part-time employees, the Flossmoor Public Library is a key component of this thriving community. In 2004, the library moved into a new 38,750 square foot building that is ideal for both traditional and new library services, including: 
  • Variety of programs and collections to serve the vast interests of more than 9,400 residents
  • Community space, including meeting rooms, study rooms, quiet reading areas, a patio and art display spaces
  • State-of-the-art Makerspace room
  • An entire floor dedicated to children and youth services
For more information on the community and the library, and to apply for the position, please visit www.johnkeister.com/flossmoor
Applications received by December 31 will receive first preference. We welcome phone and email inquiries.

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Public Services Assistants (two positions), Wheelock College, Boston, MA

About Wheelock College: Founded in 1888 and located in Boston, MA, Wheelock College is a private institution with the public mission of improving lives of children and their families.  The College fulfills this mission by providing a strong education in the arts and sciences and in its professional fields - education, child and family studies, and social work - for which its undergraduate and graduate programs are nationally and internationally recognized. Throughout its academic programs and student experience, the College reflects the multicultural dimensions of the communities and countries in which it operates and fosters diverse learning experiences - all of which contributes to the success, leadership, and impact that its graduates enjoy in a wide variety of careers.

Job Description: The Wheelock College Library is accepting applications for two Public Services Assistants for the 2017 spring semester.

This is a part-time, pre-professional position that will provide incumbents with experience in both reference and access services. The Public Service Assistant reports to the Learning & Research Services Librarian and the Access Services Librarian, and provides library and research services to the Wheelock College community.

General Responsibilities:

  • Provides frontline library services in response to the information needs of diverse library users.
  • Provides circulation and research assistance via virtual and in-person modes.
  • Assists with interlibrary loan and reserves processing.
  • Troubleshoots basic computer, printer and technical issues.
  • Maintains library collections and upholds library policies.
  • Maintains statistics and records of Service Desk activity.
  • Supervises student workers.
  • Opens and closes the library as necessary.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this work experience, Public Service Assistants will:

  • Gain an understanding of academic library operations and services, and apply professional and ethical responsibility.
  • Enhance communication and interpersonal skills in deploying library services.
  • Develop the skills and disposition necessary for providing student-centered research support services.
  • Learn underlying principles of interlibrary loan and other access services that support academic research and inquiry. 

Hours: Approximately two shifts per week during the academic year.  A typical weekday shift is 6-8 hours in length, during evening hours. Weekend shifts are scheduled throughout the afternoon and evening and are typically 4-5 hours in length.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrated interest in all aspects of public services within an academic library.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Previous customer service and supervisory experience preferred.
  • Strong database and web search skills, demonstrated through coursework or related experience.
  • Ability to prioritize and address multiple access and reference duties.
  • Keen interest and demonstrated ability in providing research support and teaching information literacy skills to diverse populations.
  • Current enrollment in a graduate library science program, preferably for two or fewer semesters.
  • Previous or current coursework in reference services required.
  • Must be dependably available to work evenings and weekends.

Additional Information:

Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion & Equity

We at Wheelock College are committed to creating, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, inclusion, and equity that values the uniqueness of every individual and actively promotes social justice. We believe the collective sum of individual differences contributes to building diverse communities that impact scholarship, practice, and policy in service of children and families globally. We respect, embrace, and celebrate all races, ethnic backgrounds, cultures, age groups, gender identities or expressions, religions, languages, sexual orientations, abilities and disabilities, economic statuses, and diverse perspectives. Members of the community are expected to uphold the institution's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Wheelock College is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer

Application Instructions:

Cover letters may be addressed to Rachel Gravel, Access Services Librarian.
https://wheelock.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=83E0B42DE8CEB9A7276EE6E342374646?JOBID=79545

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Evening Circulation/ ILL Assistant, Boston College, Boston, MA

The Assistant provides support to two areas of Access Services in O'Neill Library: interlibrary loan and circulation.  The Assistant provides general services at the Access Services desk in O'Neill Library.  On Friday and Saturday evening, the Assistant is the primary staff person in the building from 7:00pm-10:00pm and is responsible for the security and safety of library users. In addition, the Assistant participates in all aspects of interlibrary loan, with a focus on borrowing and document delivery.  The Assistant works as part of an interlibrary loan team that fulfills requests from Boston College faculty, staff and students for materials not owned by Boston College.  The Assistant is well-versed in the software used to process requests, has sophisticated searching skills to locate hard to find materials, and is able to pay attention to detail to ensure that the material requested is received and that requests are updated correctly within ILLiad. 

This position is a 35 hour week, 12 month per year permanent position

To apply for this positions please visit bc.edu/jobs

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Digital Services Assistant, Boston College, Boston, MA

Working under the Sr. Digital Scholarship Librarian and as a member of Digital Initiatives and Services, the Digital Services Assistant supports the teaching, learning and research missions of the Boston College Libraries by coordinating and facilitating use of the Library Digital Studio operations, student hiring, training and supervision and provides orientation and technology assistance to users.

S/he assesses user needs, and provides direct support,or referrals for faculty, students, and staff using the space. The Assistant supports Digital Scholarship initiatives by providing software assistance and training, testing open source technologies, and supporting projects in collaboration with the Digital Scholarship Librarians.

To apply for this position please visit bc.edu/jobs

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Data and Visualization Librarian, Boston College, Boston, MA

Seeking an innovative and collaborative individual focused on data and visualization services to contribute to a growing digital initiatives team. Working with Assessment and as part of a Digital Scholarship team in support of digital teaching and research, the Data and Visualization Librarian will play a central role in the development and provision of Library services for manipulation, visualization and management of qualitative and quantitative datasets. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable in emerging trends, tools, technologies, and practices supporting data and visualization in research and will have hands-on experience with key tools in the field. Minimum one year related work experience required.  This position requires a Master's degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or a related field.

To apply for this positions please visit bc.edu/jobs

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Reference & Collection Development Assistant, Boston College, Boston, MA

Under the general supervision of the Collection Development/Reference Librarian at the Theology & Ministry Library, the Reference & Collection Development Assistant performs a variety of tasks in support of collections and reference services at the Theology and Ministry Library (TML) including assisting at the Reference Desk, receiving and checking in current issues of periodicals, managing all aspects of journal binding, and assisting with library marketing and events including newsletter submissions, digital signage, TML website maintenance, social media contributions, and exhibit planning and promotion. 

During the regular academic year, this is a Tuesday - Saturday position 11:00AM - 7:00PM

To apply for this positions please visit bc.edu/jobs

 

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Tenure-Track Faculty, University of Alberta School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS), Canada

The School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) at the University of Alberta invites applications for one (1) full-time tenure track position. The date of the appointment will ideally be July 1, 2017.

We seek candidates who are intellectually curious, excited about rigorous research and scholarship and its applications, committed to quality teaching and learning in face-to-face and online environments, and who extend our interests in the public good and the global information professions as they are practiced in diverse communities.

The position requires an individual who can work effectively in a collegial environment with an earned PhD in Library and Information Science or a related field. Candidates near completion will also be considered. An MLIS or equivalent is highly desirable. The candidates will have demonstrated teaching experience relevant to the School's evolving MLIS curriculum (http://www.slis.ualberta.ca/Courses.aspxand demonstrated expertise and scholarship in or informing library and information studies in the context of one or more of the following
research areas:

  • Indigenous scholarship, with a particular focus on archival studies, protection of traditional knowledge and cultural expression, or indigenous studies of ICTs.
  • Information systems, with a particular focus on information retrieval, text analysis, and/or information visualization. 
  • Records management, archives, and/or museums. 

For nearly 50 years, the School of Library and Information Studies has offered the only American Library Association (ALA)-accredited MLIS program on the Canadian prairies. The School has a combined MA/MLIS program with Humanities Computing (HUCO) and an MBA/MLIS program with The Alberta School of Business. Our PhD is individual and interdisciplinary and SLIS faculty serve as co-supervisors. The School also offers Canada's only entirely online MLIS degree program.

For additional information please visit our website at: http://www.slis.ualberta.ca.

The University of Alberta (www.ualberta.ca) is one of the largest and most research productive universities in Canada. With more than 37,000 students from 143 countries, the U of A regularly ranks in the top 4 universities in the country and in the top 100 universities in the world according to the latest QS Worldwide university rankings (https://www.ualberta.ca/why-ualberta/rankings/news/2016/september/ualberta-maintains-strong-standing-among-worlds-top-100). The university offers highly competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package.

Edmonton and the University of Alberta are situated on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting ground and home for many Indigenous Peoples, including Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, and Nakota Sioux. The city of Edmonton has over one million residents and one of Canada's strongest economies. The University of Alberta has grown and thrived in step with its host for more than 100 years. Like the university, Edmonton is a place where people come together to build, create, and change things for the better. It is defined by an entrepreneurial spirit not only in business, but also in the arts and in social activism aimed at ensuring opportunity for all. It is a place where good ideas have the best chance to become reality. Edmonton boasts 78 arts and cultural organizations including the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Edmonton Opera, Citadel Theatre and more than 30 arts and cultural festivals taking place each year.

Review of applications will begin January 4, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information and to apply please see: http://careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A107530903/

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

Headline: Business/Legal Research Internship (Paid)
Department: Marketing
Office location: Boston, MA (111 Huntington Avenue, 14 th Floor)
Time commitment: 15-20 hours/week (4 month commitment)
Hourly rate: $20.00/hour

Summary:

This position is structured to provide the Research Intern with an opportunity to learn how research can inform the business development process. The Research Intern will work closely with and under the guidance of the Marketing Department's research team at Analysis Group, a Boston-based economic consulting firm. Analysis Group has been recognized as a best place to work in several top surveys and received a 2015 Employees' Choice Award in the small and medium business (SMB) category of Glassdoor.com's national Best Places to Work listing.

The team's researchers are librarians embedded within the firm's Marketing Department, where they provide legal, marketing, and business research support to the firm. The Research Intern will be trained by the research team on our approach to searching legal and business sources. Primarily searching online databases such as LexisNexis, CourtLink, Bloomberg Law, and select news/online sources, this Research Intern position will support efforts to capture background on Analysis Group's affiliated experts, competitors and potential experts; prepare dossiers on potential clients and connections; and assist with lead generation efforts. Typical assignments will include: researching court cases, searching for and reviewing expert reports/testimony submitted in various court matters; retrieving relevant decisions and other court filings, and organizing and storing the results; assisting the research team in identifying news or research resources and summarizing findings; and preparing background on potential expert witnesses as well as clients in support of various marketing projects. This position also offers the opportunity to assist with ongoing and new marketing projects, including our Attorney Alerts Program and other initiatives to identify business opportunities.

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

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

Relationships

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

Qualifications

  • Excellent written/spoken English
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Must be able to organize, plan and work on multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize work, meet deadlines, and be flexible in order to respond to shifting demands
  • Exhibit a desire to learn, participate and take ownership for workload
  • Familiarity searching databases
  • Interest in legal and/or business research

Application Process:

Please send a cover letter and resume to Rosemary Zankiw at rosemary.zankiw@analysisgroup.com

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Inter-Library Loan Intern, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Department: Library Location: 330 Homer Street
Salary: $11.00/hour Grade: Non-union
Department Head: Philip E. McNulty, Director
Closing Date: open until filled

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.

The Public Services Department is in-charge of Interlibrary Loan processing and is seeking a detailed oriented team member to work on Interlibrary Loan projects and other tasks. The tasks include data entry, keeping track of use statistics, retrieving and shelving materials, packaging materials to be mailed, helping with periodicals projects and other duties.

This is a great internship opportunity to learn how ILL works in a busy public library reference setting.

Qualifications: Basic filing skills (a-z, numeric, decimal); basic math skills; computer skills; familiarity with Windows, Word Processing; typing skills (40 words per minute); ability to lift (up to 20 lbs) and push loaded book trucks; ability to package materials to be mailed; knowledge of Dewey Decimal System and Excel.

Hours: 11 hours/week- Monday-Friday

Individuals interested in the above position should submit a resume and cover letter addressed to Philip McNulty, Library Director, to jobs@newtonfreelibrary.net. Please include the job title "ILL Intern" in the subject line.

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

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Digital Intern, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Department: Library Location: 330 Homer Street
Salary: $11.00/hour Grade: Non-union
Department Head: Philip E. McNulty, Director
Closing Date: Open until filled

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.

We are seeking a detailed oriented team member to work with our Public Services Department on digital initiatives and other department specific projects. The tasks include, but are not limited to, uploading and resizing images, working with Special Collections materials, assisting with retrieving and shelving materials and other duties.

Exciting prior projects have included: creating YouTube videos, remixing the library's historic holdings, making Podcasts from archival tapes and curating the digital repository.

Qualifications: Basic filing skills (a-z, numeric, decimal); basic math skills; computer and Dewey cataloging skills; familiarity with Windows, Word Processing, typing skills (40 words per minute); ability to lift (up to 20 lbs.) and push loaded book trucks.

Hours: 12.5 hours/week

Individuals interested in the above position should submit a resume and cover letter addressed to Philip McNulty, Library Director, to jobs@newtonfreelibrary.net. Please include the job title "Digital Intern" in the subject line.

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

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Digitization Coordinator, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Full-time, year-round position, grade 18, hourly rate commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The Amherst College Library seeks a "Digitization Coordinator" to coordinate digital reformatting operations aimed at preserving and improving access to library and archival collections in all formats. The Coordinator trains and supervises student digitization workers. In collaboration with colleagues, creates and documents digital production workflows and processes. Occasionally works with outside vendors to digitize specialized formats. Helps develop, cultivate, and support a diverse student workforce. Leads in efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming environment.

Amherst has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one quarter of Amherst's students consists of Pell Grant recipients, and many more are first-generation students; nearly half of our students are non-immigrant minorities. We seek candidates who have experience working in a multicultural environment and/or are interested in supporting a diverse student body.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates the daily operations of the Digital Production Studio, including digitization, color management, and quality control activities.
  • Evaluates requirements of digitization projects and makes recommendations for appropriate methods of capture.
  • Digitizes archival material.
  • Trains digitization staff and student employees.
  • Supervises student employees, sets and coordinates work schedules, oversees and evaluates work performed by students, and sets and enforces workplace expectations.
  • Manages quality control for material digitized in-house.
  • Tracks digitization statistics.
  • Coordinates overall digital collections workflow, involving pre-digitization surveys, digitization, review, coordination with metadata specialists, and hand-offs for ingest into the digital collection.
  • Manages storage of digital content on servers prior to ingest into the digital collection.
  • Maintains digitization priority list with colleagues.
  • Participates in department planning.
  • Designs, documents, and oversees efficient digital production workflows supporting the creation of digital objects that conform to digital library standards
  • Investigates and recommends digitization hardware and software; monitors and maintains specialized hardware and software to capture, manipulate, and save images.
  • Contributes to the development of policies, guidelines, and best practices; maintains documentation on digitization best practices.
  • Selects vendors to digitize collections as needed, in consultation with supervisor.
  • Communicates with vendors on issues related to hardware, software, and digitization of special formats such as audio and video.
  • Works with digitization vendors to establish project requirements and ensure quality of digital objects.
  • Performs other duties/functions as requested.
QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Formal education in media production, photography, information management, or fine or applied arts; OR equivalent work experience.
  • Background in film photography, digital photography, and/or graphic arts; or experience in a production-oriented digital studio environment; or experience in the imaging of two- and/or three-dimensional objects for cultural heritage institutions
  • Knowledge of best practices for digitization.
  • Experience using and supporting numerous types of digital imaging equipment, including flatbed scanners and digital cameras.
  • Experience supervising others and managing others who perform technical work
  • Project management skills.
  • Ability to color calibrate monitors; experience managing objective and subjective quality control assessments and performing color correction and image manipulation using standard digital-imaging software.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively. Ability to work closely with colleagues from all library departments and with students, faculty, staff and college administrators.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills. Ability to communicate with technical and non-technical individuals.
  • Experience handling archives/special collections/institutional records.
  • Commitment to further the college's mission of diversity and inclusion.

Preferred:

  • Experience digitizing two and three dimensional objects to digital preservation standards for cultural heritage institutions.
  • Familiarity with academic library and archives environments.
  • Experience supervising undergraduate students.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (e-mail and/or telephone number) for three professional references. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled. https://apply.interfolio.com/39585


Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The College is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about 1,800 students from 49 states, plus D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm; three museums: Emily Dickinson MuseumBeneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst a great place to work, learn and live!

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Library Page, Brookline Public Library, Brookline, MA

The Brookline Public Library is seeking a part-time Library Page for the Coolidge Corner Branch Library Children's room. The Library Page will help with various projects in the children's room at least three days per week for 9 hours per week. Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, work independently, alphabetize materials and ability to use the Dewey Decimal System. Experience working with the public, computer software and email. Familiarity with children's books and an ability to work with children is preferred. Ability to maneuver a cart of materials and to lift books is required. Some training provided. Starting Salary $11/hour. Resume and cover letter by December 23, 2016 to:  BrooklineJobs@brooklineMA.gov 

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Assistant for the Welch Collection, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard College Library is looking for a less than half time employee to join the Fine Arts Library's Digital Images and Slides Collection department as the Assistant for the Welch Collection.

The Assistant for the Welch Collection will work with the project cataloguer of the Stuart Cary Welch Collection of Islamic and Indian Photography to process slides for digitization and cataloging. 

Duties include: accessioning slides, orienting slides for scanning, re-shelving slides, editing digitized slides, and returning books. If the applicant's skill set permits, light cataloguing of images may be included in duties.

Basic Qualifications

  • Reading knowledge of English required and at least basic working knowledge of one or more of the following languages: Persian, Arabic or Indic languages (Sanskrit, Hindi, Urdu).
  • Experience working with Adobe Photoshop and/or Camera RAW required.

Additional  Requirements:

  • Strong interest or background in visual materials and art history preferred.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities in a production-oriented workplace.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail is a must.
  • Hours available are Monday through Friday between 9am-5pm. 

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.

Application Instructions:

To apply, email your cover letter and resume to Gwen Collaco, gcollaco@fas.harvard.edu.

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Call for Papers/Posters: IFLA Satellite Conference on Data Curator's Roles and Responsibilities

The IFLA Library Theory and Research Section (LTR), IFLA- Preservation and Conservation, IFLA- Information Technology, Warsaw University - Faculty of Journalism, Information and Book Studies are pleased to invite submissions for the IFLA Satellite Conference to be held in Warsaw, Poland 16 and 17 August 2017.

Topic: Data Curator's Roles and Responsibilities: International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Dates: August 16-17, 2017
Location: Warsaw University - Faculty of Journalism, Information and Book Studies, Warsaw, Poland
Deadline for submission of paper abstracts: February 18, 2017
Deadline for submission of poster abstracts: April 8, 2017
For more information about the conference theme and topics, please check:
 http://2017.ifla.org/cfp-calls/library-theory-joint-with-preservation-conservation-and-information-tech

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Program Coordinator, Boston Library Consortium (BLC), Boston, MA

The Boston Library Consortium (BLC) Program Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and administration of select in-person and virtual training, workshop, and other professional development activities in coordination with the BLC Executive Director and the BLC Communities of Interest (COI's).
This part-time consulting position will assess membership needs for professional development and training and collaborate with BLC members to develop and implement programs and activities. The Coordinator will work with a variety of staff across the member libraries and must be self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision.

This is a new role within the BLC and is an outgrowth of a deliberate focus on issues relating to workforce development across the BLC. The focus is intended to create skills-based professional development opportunities that leverage the geographic and mission commonalities across the consortium. The Program Coordinator works closely with the BLC Communities of Interest [COI's], particularly with the AUL/AD COI and the Heads of Resource Management Committee to develop a calendar of professional development activities throughout the year. A typical year of activities would include a mix of face-to-face and virtual training and workshop sessions as well as a multi-part leadership program. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for managing the events, including associated logistics, developing the BLC website in support of further professional development opportunities, and working with the Executive Director on budgeting and outside funding opportunities.

Initially established as a consulting role for a minimum of two years, if the BLC program is successful the Program Coordinator may evolve into a permanent part-time position. The position requires a commitment of 20 hours/week on average. Attendance and travel in support of multi-day leadership events may be required.

Specific duties will include:
  • Provide liaison and administrative support to volunteer speakers and program chairs
  • Program execution and trouble-shooting; attend onsite at in-person events as required
  • Review and edit program material
  • Manage registration process; respond to registrant inquiries
  • Collect feedback and prepare an annual assessment of the professional development activities for the BLC Board of Directors
  • Maintain up-to-date information on the BLC website on professional development opportunities
  • Draft and monitor program budgets
  • Coordinate event sponsorship where applicable
  • Develop and disseminate marketing and publicity materials for the events.
Requirements:
  • Organization and attention to detail are critical to this role
  • Familiarity with virtual meeting/webinar tools, including GoToMeeting
  • General knowledge of academic and research libraries
  • Ability to work with library staff at various levels
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work efficiently under pressure
  • Ability to travel to regional locations for meeting and events
  • College degree required and MS in Library Science and/or experience of working in academic libraries desired
  • Experience in meeting planning desirable
  • Experience working for non-profit sector is an asset
  • Knowledge and experience of MS Office including PowerPoint, Excel and WORD as well as Google G Suite - Gmail, Drive, Docs, Groups and Hangout.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and three references by email to Susan Stearns sstearns@blc.org

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Public Service Assistants (two positions), Wheelock College, Boston, MA

Wheelock College Library is hiring TWO Public Service Assistants. Could you kindly post this pre-professional position on Jobline? The full job description is pasted below and here is the link to the actual posting: https://wheelock.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=79545

About Wheelock College:

Founded in 1888 and located in Boston, MA, Wheelock College is a private institution with the public mission of improving lives of children and their families.  The College fulfills this mission by providing a strong education in the arts and sciences and in its professional fields - education, child and family studies, and social work - for which its undergraduate and graduate programs are nationally and internationally recognized. Throughout its academic programs and student experience, the College reflects the multicultural dimensions of the communities and countries in which it operates and fosters diverse learning experiences - all of which contributes to the success, leadership, and impact that its graduates enjoy in a wide variety of careers.

Job Description:

The Wheelock College Library is accepting applications for two Public Services Assistants for the 2017 spring semester. This is a part-time, pre-professional position that will provide incumbents with experience in both reference and access services. The Public Service Assistant reports to the Learning & Research Services Librarian and the Access Services Librarian, and provides library and research services to the Wheelock College community.

General Responsibilities:

  • Provides frontline library services in response to the information needs of diverse library users.
  • Provides circulation and research assistance via virtual and in-person modes.
  • Assists with interlibrary loan and reserves processing.
  • Troubleshoots basic computer, printer and technical issues.
  • Maintains library collections and upholds library policies.
  • Maintains statistics and records of Service Desk activity.
  • Supervises student workers.
  • Opens and closes the library as necessary.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this work experience, Public Service Assistants will:

  • Gain an understanding of academic library operations and services, and apply professional and ethical responsibility.
  • Enhance communication and interpersonal skills in deploying library services.
  • Develop the skills and disposition necessary for providing student-centered research support services.
  • Learn underlying principles of interlibrary loan and other access services that support academic research and inquiry.

Hours: Approximately two shifts per week during the academic year.  A typical weekday shift is 6-8 hours in length, during evening hours. Weekend shifts are scheduled throughout the afternoon and evening and are typically 4-5 hours in length.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrated interest in all aspects of public services within an academic library.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Previous customer service and supervisory experience preferred.
  • Strong database and web search skills, demonstrated through coursework or related experience.
  • Ability to prioritize and address multiple access and reference duties.
  • Keen interest and demonstrated ability in providing research support and teaching information literacy skills to diverse populations.
  • Current enrollment in a graduate library science program, preferably for two or fewer semesters.
  • Previous or current coursework in reference services required.
  • Must be dependably available to work evenings and weekends. 

Additional Information:

Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion & Equity

We at Wheelock College are committed to creating, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, inclusion, and equity that values the uniqueness of every individual and actively promotes social justice. We believe the collective sum of individual differences contributes to building diverse communities that impact scholarship, practice, and policy in service of children and families globally. We respect, embrace, and celebrate all races, ethnic backgrounds, cultures, age groups, gender identities or expressions, religions, languages, sexual orientations, abilities and disabilities, economic statuses, and diverse perspectives. Members of the community are expected to uphold the institution's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Wheelock College is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer

Application Instructions:

Cover letters may be addressed to Rachel Gravel, Access Services Librarian. Apply online: https://wheelock.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=79545

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Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill SLIS, Chapel Hill, NC

The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites nominations and applications for tenure and tenure-track faculty positions with a starting date of July 1, 2017. We seek top candidates at the assistant professor or associate professor level, as well as at the senior level (full professor).

Quick Link: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/110837
Position Type: Permanent Faculty
Working Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
Appointment Type: Open Rank
Full-time/Part-time: Full-Time Permanent
Vacancy ID: FAC0001858
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Proposed Start Date: 07/01/2017

Review of applications will begin on January 6, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Position Summary:  The faculty seeks outstanding colleagues with active research and teaching interests in information science with specializations in domains such as information policies and ethics, social networks, human-centered information analysis and design, information security, digital curation, and interactive information retrieval. Faculty are expected to engage in research, teach, advise students, participate in School, University, and professional activities, and otherwise share their expertise at both undergraduate and graduate levels, including work with doctoral students. Candidates should be excited by and able to thrive in an intellectually stimulating multi-disciplinary environment. We seek collaborative colleagues who will form partnerships within the school and across the campus. Scholars with fresh and innovative ideas, a commitment to professional engagement, and an appreciation for cultural diversity are encouraged to apply.

UNC SILS offers the Bachelor of Science in Information Science, Master of Science in Library Science, Master of Science in Information Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The School also offers an undergraduate minor in information systems, a post-master's certificate in data curation, and a variety of graduate certificates and dual degrees. (Learn more at http://sils.unc.edu). Plans are in place to launch a new Professional Science Master's degree in digital curation in 2017.

Educational Requirements: An earned doctorate is required at the time of employment. Candidates should provide evidence of research and teaching excellence, and potential for leadership in their area of expertise. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Equal Opportunity Employer:  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Review of applications will begin January 6, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants will submit a CV, cover letter, and a list of four references at:http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/110837

For a printable pdf with the position description: https://sils.unc.edu/sites/default/files/publications/UNC-SILS-Faculty-Search-2016.pdf

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Library Media Specialist, Colchester Elementary School, Colchester, CT

Full Time Library Media Specialist at Colchester Elementary School in Colchester, CT, teaching students in grades PK-2.
This is a permanent position that begins ASAP.
CT Teaching Certification or the ability to obtain it is required.
If you would like to be considered for the above position, please click on the following link to apply:

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Children's Librarian, Reading Public Library, Reading, MA

Reading Public Library is seeking a temporary Children's Librarian to perform a variety of professional work related to the conception, planning, and implementation of library services and the direct delivery of services to the public.  This position will provide children, families, and caregivers with early literacy, preschool, and grade school programs that inform and educate.  Assists patrons with material selection to ensure competency in learning and library use.  Position is approximately 25-29 hours per week, including one evening and every fourth Saturday. This is a non-benefited, temporary position for late January 2017 through April 2017. 

Applicant should submit an application, resume and cover letter stating their interest in the position, education, training and experience which he/she feels has provided him/her with the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in any subject and  a Master's Degree in Library Science; and
  2. One to two years of non-professional library experience; or
  3. Any equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible experience, with additional work experience substituting for the required education on a year for year basis.

Applications will be accepted in the Human Resources Office, 16 Lowell Street, Reading, MA 01867 and online at www.readingma.gov  A full Job Description is available upon request Judith Perkins, Human Resources Director, The Town of
Reading is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Director of the Library, Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA

Deerfield Academy seeks a dynamic and experienced Director of the Library to start in July 2017. We're looking for someone who is a skilled manager and supervisor, cares deeply about the welfare of our students, works collaboratively with colleagues, and is committed to developing an inclusive community. As a private boarding school, Deerfield actively seeks to increase the diversity of its faculty. We also offer an outstanding working environment, excellent benefits, and students who are eager to learn.

ABOUT DEERFIELD:

Deerfield offers an unmatched environment. Near the Five Colleges (Amherst, Smith, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire Colleges, and UMass Amherst), Deerfield's 300-acre campus hosts exceptional facilities both in and out of the classroom. Our students are engaging and excited to learn - and they are willing to work hard at their studies. Outside the classroom, they find ways to contribute to the community and enjoy themselves.

The Boyden Library was completely renovated January 2016. The resulting academic hub co-locates the Library with the Academic Dean's office, College Advising, the Center for Service and Global Citizenship, and Academy Archives. The Director leads a staff with 3 professional librarians and 5 additional full-time and part-time employees. The Library's collection is comprised of a rich selection of licensed databases and about 64,000 volumes.

Our faculty is committed to ongoing renewal. We seek candidates who are genuinely committed to their own growth, who are eager to work with colleagues, and who can foster critical thinking, empathy, and determination in our students.

Diversity is essential to Deerfield's success. Diverse perspectives within our school population fuel creative and innovative thinking, build empathy and consideration, and provide varied skills and experiences from with the entire community can benefit. Deerfield actively seeks candidates who are members of or support traditionally underrepresented groups - especially in terms of race, sexual orientation, religious, ethnic, and socioeconomic background.

ABOUT THIS POSITION:

This full-time, full-year position reports to the Academic Dean and oversees Library and textbook operations. The Director develops a strong, service-oriented staff and the resources, services, and technologies needed to support goals; guides and supports teachers and students in making best use of them; participates actively in the provision of services; leads collection development activities; works collaboratively; and assesses the Library's programs. Evening and weekend duty are required.

Among the qualifications for the position are an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent degree; five or more years of experience in library management and supervision of staff at the high school or college level; ability to lead a team of experienced employees; adept with the various computer systems, software, and technologies appropriate to libraries and academe; integrated library system experience; and excellent oral and written communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

Apply here for the Director of the Library position.

Deerfield is a private, coeducational boarding school located in Western Massachusetts with 650 students and 132 faculty. The Academy was founded in 1797 and has no religious affiliation. Deerfield Academy is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity Employment and nondiscrimination against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, marital status, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, age, disability, status as a veteran or being a member of the Reserves or National Guard, or any other classification protected under state or federal law.

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Acquisitions and Licensing Librarian, Villanova University, Villanova, PA

Villanova University's Falvey Memorial Library seeks a highly-motivated and collaborative individual to lead the acquisition and licensing of information resources. This position is a member of the leadership team in the Collections Directorate and plays a key role in relationships with subject liaisons, the Office of General Counsel, vendors, and consortia.

Reporting to the Associate University Library for Collections, the Acquisitions & Licensing Librarian (A&LL) manages the information resource acquisition-lifecycle for all formats of materials within the $4.5 million budget. The A&LL leads and coordinates the acquisition, renewal, and payment of information resources. The A&LL is responsible for maintaining access to and the management of e-resources and communication regarding changes with appropriate library staff.                       

S/he negotiates and manages licenses in cooperation with the subject librarians, the University's Procurement Department, and the Office of General Counsel (OGC). The A&LL collaborates with OGC to develop standard terms and forms for efficient licensing. S/he communicates with library and university staff to promote mutual understanding of and compliance with licensing terms and principles.    

The A&LL supervises 1FTE, trains and coordinates other team members working in functions relating to acquisition of print and electronic resources. S/he develops, maintains and applies a thorough knowledge of best practices, efficient workflows, and tools for acquisitions, licensing and e-resource management. S/he contributes to programs and initiatives of Falvey Library, Villanova University, and professional organizations, as appropriate.

Qualifications:

  • MS/MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience acquiring, licensing and managing the lifecycle of scholarly e-resources. Preferred: 5+ years of progressively responsible acquisitions and licensing experience in an academic library.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a portfolio of scholarly e-resources in a complex publishing environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully negotiate the acquisition and licensing of scholarly resources.
  • Knowledge of current issues in acquiring, licensing and managing scholarly resources.
  • Proven record of collaborative problem solving and facilitating cross-organizational cooperation in service of user needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities, exercise flexibility in meeting objectives, and effectively manage multiple projects and assignments.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to effectively collaborate with colleagues.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and high degree of accuracy.
  • Experience with acquisition module of an ILS. Preferred: Experience with an ERM. 

Rank: The successful candidate will be appointed an appropriate Librarian rank depending on qualifications and experience.

Environment: Falvey Memorial Library is situated in the heart of campus and is central to academic life at Villanova University. Falvey, with a dedicated staff of approximately 50 FTE, is a friendly and exciting place to be that values work-life balance. The Library developed VuFind, an open-source ILS discovery layer, which is used by organizations world-wide, and was the university library recipient of the ACRL 2013 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award.

Villanova University is located on a beautiful 260-acre suburban campus close to Philadelphia and was founded in 1842 by the Order of Saint Augustine. Villanova provides a comprehensive education rooted in the liberal arts; a shared commitment to the Augustinian ideals of truth, unity and love; and a community dedicated to service to others. 

Nominations and Applications:

To be considered, applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and list of three references with contact information via the Jobs at Villanova website: https://jobs.villanova.edu/postings/10195. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

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

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Digital Projects Librarian, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

The College of Charleston Librarian seeks a Digital Projects Librarian to serve as Project Coordinator to the Lowcountry Digital Library (LCDL) and the Lowcountry Digital History Initiative (LDHI). This librarian will work with other librarians, faculty members, LCDL and LDHI partners, scholars, and contributors to digitize collections and create digital exhibits that support research about the Lowcountry region of South Carolina and historically interconnected sites in the Atlantic World. This librarian will keep abreast of trends in the creation, maintenance, and migration of digital collections and exhibits, and will make recommendations to improve procedures and access. This librarian will work to assess complex digital project requirements and provide quality technical solutions to the Library, College, and regional partners. The Digital Projects Librarian will work with the Directors of the Lowcountry Digital Library and the Lowcountry Digital History Initiative to continue to create and manage the creation of digital content that fits within the scope of these projects. This is a tenure-track faculty position reporting to the Digital Services Coordinator and is a member of the Collection and Content Services team.

 

About the College of Charleston and the Libraries
Founded in 1770, the College of Charleston is a public liberal arts and sciences university located in the heart of Charleston, South Carolina. The College of Charleston serves approximately 10,000 undergraduates and 1,500 graduate/certificate seeking students with more than 100 majors and minors.

The College of Charleston Libraries are comprised of the Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library, the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, the Marine Resources Library, and the North Campus Library. The combined annual budgets exceed $5.6 million with a staff of 26 librarians and archivists, 30 full time employees, and 35 student and temporary employees.

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

To apply and for additional information, please go to http://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/5589

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Part-time Digitization Assistant, Harvard University Radcliffe Institute Schlesinger Library, Cambridge, MA

About the Schlesinger:

The Schlesinger Library draws thousands of researchers each year to study the history of women in the United States. The library holds letters and diaries, photographs, books and periodicals, ephemera, oral histories, and audiovisual materials that document the history of women, families, and organizations, primarily in the 19th and 20th centuries. It is also home to an extensive culinary collection and the Radcliffe Archives. Manuscript collection highlights include the papers of Harriet Beecher-Stowe, Mae West, Julia Child, the National Organization for Women, and Amelia Earhart. Books and periodical collections include rare etiquette books, newsletters, and cookbooks.

For more information on our collections, go to: http://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/schlesinger-library

Description:

Under the direction of the Digital Archivist/Librarian perform a variety of tasks including preparation of collection materials for digitization, review of recently digitized collections for accuracy, enter data in databases and spreadsheets, maintain statistics, and other duties as assigned. Previous experience working with Microsoft Excel and FileMaker Pro required. Attention to detail is critical. Good writing skills preferred. This is a temporary position that will end June 30, 2016 with the possibility of extension.

Tasks include:

  • Handling archival materials
  • Compare original documents with digitized copies to identify any mismatches
  • Data entry and related work with in-house spreadsheets and databases
  • Ability to carry out repetitive tasks and maintain focus
  • Maintain relevant statistics
  • Write clear, usable documentation

Requirements:

  • Familiarity with Excel, Word, FileMaker Pro
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to interact well with staff
  • No mold allergies
  • Ability to lift boxes up to 40 pounds

Location: Schlesinger Library, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Hours: 

  • Start date for this position is negotiable but no later than mid-January
  • Work is up to 10 hours a week for 5 months after start date
  • Hours must be filled Monday-Friday, 9-5, in blocks of 2 hours or more.

Salary: $14.00/hr

How to Apply:

Applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume to the contact person listed below.

Contact:
Jennifer Weintraub
Digital Archivist/Librarian
jennifer_weintraub@radcliffe.harvard.edu

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Head, Library Technology Services, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

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

As the largest publicly-funded library system in New England, the UMass Amherst Libraries are key partners in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Libraries are recognized internationally as leaders in such areas as Open Education Resources and Scholarly Communications and in the development of innovative student spaces including a variety of Learning Commons and the first large-scale 3D printing center in a university library anywhere. The main library building, the W.E.B. Du Bois Library, is the tallest academic library structure in the world, named for Massachusetts native and founder of the NAACP and life-long scholar on the subject of social change and is home to Du Bois Papers, a 100,000+ item collection. Supporting freedom of inquiry, the Libraries foster a diverse and inclusive environment in which to engage with ideas and acquire the critical skills necessary for lifelong learning.  

The UMass Amherst Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative Head, Library Technology Services. The incumbent will be responsible for providing vision and leadership for infrastructure and support services for the Library's technology ecosystem; digital library development; enterprise systems; web infrastructure; teaching and learning technologies; administrative applications and platforms; and archive and preservation systems. Additionally, manage the design and implementation of processes, standards and procedures to ensure uninterrupted access to digital resources, system security, disaster recovery, and service management targets.  

Example of Duties:

  1. Provide leadership and set high-level strategies for the Library's technology ecosystem including: mobile computing; digital library planning; enterprise systems; web services; teaching and learning technologies; administrative applications and platforms; and archive and preservation systems, while working in operational support of systems implementation and workstation support.
  2. Provide vision, management and oversight through the supervision and evaluation of staff responsible for the operations, development and support of the Library's technology infrastructure.
  3. Establish goals and service standards to guide the work of the department.  Monitor performance of support activities, problem areas, and devise and deliver solutions to enhance the quality of services. Ensures the Library's systems meet current standards around user privacy and data security, working within the appropriate Campus policies and procedures.
  4. Provide leadership in defining technology requirements for library-wide projects and other initiatives, identifying, developing, and delivering end-user training programs to increase computer-literacy and self-sufficiency among library staff.
  5. Work creatively, effectively, collaboratively, and strategically across Library and campus units to implement technologies based on what is strategic for the library and the needs of its users to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, inclusiveness and ensure the organization maintains technology capabilities and delivers outstanding customer service.
  6. Maintain contacts with appropriate organizations and agencies in order to maintain currency on new developments in emerging technologies, in particular those relevant to higher education and academic libraries.
  7. Provide leadership and guidance for support of existing systems and implementation of new and emerging technologies to be used in the Library's highly networked information environment.
  8. Coordinate support for new campus technology initiatives that impact the Library and play a key role in evaluating and deploying new systems and services.
  9. Participate in library-wide planning and governance, work in a shared decision making environment, and serve as a member of the Library's Senior Management Group and other library committees and working groups.
  10. Serve as liaison with campus computing and telecommunication units, including negotiating for and coordinating service support as needed.
  11. Demonstrate, foster and cultivate a positive, proactive internal and external customer service culture.
  12. Represent the Libraries through participation in local, regional, and national forums and professional activities.
  13. Maintain current knowledge of trends and best practices as they impact academic libraries. Attend professional development activities as assigned or required to meet departmental goals and objectives.
  14. Perform other related duties as assigned or required to meet department and university goals and objectives.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree in library science - or equivalent degree - from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its appropriate equivalent in librarianship from another country, or have appropriate equivalent experience.
  2. Ten years of professional experience in a research, academic or special library, including at least five years of experience in library information technology.
  3. Minimum of five years of successful supervisory, management and leadership experience in an academic library, including complex project management, prototyping, budgeting and experience managing technical staff.
  4. Demonstrated ability to combine technical knowledge and communication skills to explore projects and solve problems including the ability to prioritize and complete tasks in sync with library goals and objectives.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative work environment to establish work priorities, set performance expectations, achieve goals, and direct work in a high-production, rapidly evolving setting, including remaining calm under pressure.  Demonstrated successful management and leadership skills, including complex project management, prototyping, budgeting and experience managing technical staff;
  6. In-depth understanding of technological trends and developments in academic libraries and a strong commitment to keep up with new technologies.
  7. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively and work productively in establishing and maintaining harmonious working relationships with a diverse population of staff and students with the ability to handle multiple priorities in a library embracing advanced information technologies.
  8. Experience and skill in evaluating and implementing information technology applications, and in collaborating with academic computing operations in a campus setting.
  9. Ability to view issues from a Library-wide perspective, foster teamwork, and stimulate cross-functional collaboration.
  10. Record of developing and implementing new ideas in a complex, knowledge-creating organization.
  11. Demonstrated knowledge of library information technology standards, protocols, issues and trends.
  12. Understands responsibilities with respect to conflicts of interest and behaves in ways consistent with both law and with university policy.
  13. 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working in a unionized environment preferred

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Assistant Instructional Librarian (part-time), Pike School, Andover, Massachusetts

Job Listing

The Pike School in Andover, Massachusetts, is seeking a part-time Assistant Instructional Librarian to join a vibrant Library Department, serving students in grades PreK - 9, faculty, and families.

Responsibilities

  • preparing and teaching classes ranging from PreK - 5th grade;

  • staffing the circulation desk;

  • maintaining circulation, and materials records using Alexandria library software;

  • assisting students and faculty with ready reference, online resources, and literature recommendations;

  • creating promotional displays and materials such as thematic reading lists.

Experience and Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be committed to multiculturalism and to the role of school libraries in education and will have the following qualifications:

  • ability to work effectively with elementary/middle school students and faculty;

  • competence with Microsoft Office, Google Apps for Education; and library management software;

  • familiarity with using iPads and Chromebooks in an educational setting;

  • minimum 2 years experience in a school library, including collection management and instructional experience;

  • flexibility in hours/days available

  • some graduate-level coursework in library science, library media studies, or children's literature.

This academic year position is approximately 16 hours per week, ideal for part-time professionals or graduate students.  

To apply for this position, please go to www.pikeschool.org/employment. Click "apply" and upload your resume, cover letter and references.  Thank you. 

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Call for Applications: 2017 Lucille M. Wert Scholarship

Designed to help persons with an interest in the fields of Chemistry and Information to pursue graduate study in Library, Information, or Computer Science, the Scholarship consists of a $1,500 honorarium.  This scholarship is given yearly by the Division of Chemical Information of the American Chemical Society.

The applicant must have a bachelor's degree with a major in Chemistry or related disciplines (related disciplines are, for example, Biochemistry or Chemical Informatics).  The applicant must have been accepted (or currently enrolled) into a graduate Library, Information, or Computer Science program in an accredited institution.  Work experience in Library, Information or Computer Science preferred. 

The deadline to apply for the 2017 Lucille M. Wert Scholarship is February 1, 2017.  Details on the application procedures can be found at http://www.acscinf.org/content/lucille-m-wert-student-scholarship.

Applications (email preferred) can be sent to: marge.matthews@outlook.com

Contact address:
Marge Matthews

CINF Awards Committee
633 Dayton Rd.
Bryn Mawr, PA  19010-3801
Phone:  610-527-0686

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Assistant/Associate Professor, Pratt Institute School of Information, New York, NY

POSITION SUMMARY:

The School of Information (SI) at Pratt Institute invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank to begin fall 2017. Within the broad field of information, we seek a dedicated faculty member to teach and conduct research in the area of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) set in the context of digital culture, arts and humanities with particular strength in communication as it connects and intersects with technology, digital media and tools, the network and Internet. Candidates must hold an earned PhD in information, communication or computer science; have the ability to take creative, innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to their work and lead program and curriculum development; and maintain a strong research agenda and a significant record of projects and publications. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic and experienced teacher at the cutting edge of the information/communication field as it emerges in today's global diverse digital world.

Located at the Pratt Manhattan Campus, the School of Information collaborates with NYC's cultural institutions across libraries, archives and museums, and the information design sector. The successful candidate will thrive in this culturally diverse environment and engage with the Pratt community to enrich and develop the School's degree and advanced certificate programs, to connect their research with teaching, and to engage students in research. School of Information faculty teach across the curriculum in the School's four Master of Science programs which include: Library & Information Science; Museums and Digital Culture, Information Experience Design; and Data Analytics and Visualization. The School is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in education and among faculty, students, and staff, and seeks applicants who can contribute to the furtherance of these goals.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach three 3-credit courses per semester, fall and spring, in areas related to the specialization of this position.
  • Develop and maintain a coherent research agenda that addresses current questions and issues in the ICT field.
  • Produce a sustained record of research and publication in peer-reviewed journals and present peer-reviewed papers at conferences on a regular basis.
  • Develop courses and help build programs in your area of specialization and keep courses and programs up-to-date.
  • Contribute to and participate in the School's curriculum development efforts.
  • Serve on faculty, School and Institute committees and participate in related school activities and institute-wide initiatives.
  • Mentor and advise a diverse student body.
  • Contribute to the life of the school.
  • Perform all other related activities as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A PhD in information, communication, computer science, or a related field is required.
  • Must have teaching experience at the college level in areas related to this position including experience teaching theory, research and practice.
  • A record of research and publication, since the PhD should demonstrate progress, and that the applicant's work is current and future forward and is contributing to the field.
  • Advanced skills and knowledge in area of specialization essential.
  • Experience supervising graduate research, thesis, and doctoral dissertations is preferred.
  • Must be active in professional associations and have a record of conference papers and presentations.
  • Applicants should have a demonstrated level of inter-cultural competence and ability to communicate well with diverse populations.

SALARY AND RANK are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TO APPLY:
Review of applications will begin January 10th, 2017. Applicants should submit: a letter of interest, statements on research and teaching, and a complete curriculum vitae listing the names and contact information for three academic references via the "apply" button below.

PRATT INSTITUTE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND RECOGNIZES AND VALUES THE BENEFITS OF A DIVERSE WORKFORCE

Apply: https://pratt-edu.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&id=23&jobid=682&company_id=16145

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Call for Papers: Justin Winsor Library History Essay Award

The Justin Winsor Library History Essay Award is presented by the Library History Round Table of the American Library Association annually to recognize the best essay written in English on library history.  The award is named in honor of the distinguished nineteenth-century librarian, historian, and bibliographer who was also ALA's first president. It consists of a certificate and a $500 cash award, as well as an invitation to have the winner's essay considered for publication in Information & Culture: A Journal of History. If the winning essay is accepted for publication, additional revisions may be required.  

For a list of previous winners, click here.

Criteria

Manuscripts submitted should not be previously published, previously submitted for publication, or under consideration for publication or another award. To be considered, essays should embody original historical research on a significant topic in library history, be based on primary sources whenever possible, and use good English composition and superior style. The Library History Round Table is particularly interested in works that place the subject within its broader historical, social, cultural, and political context and make interdisciplinary connections with print culture and information studies.

Essays should be organized in a form similar to that of articles published in Information & Culture: A Journal of History, with footnotes, spelling and punctuation conforming to the latest edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. Papers should not exceed thirty-five typewritten, double-spaced pages (plus footnotes and bibliography).

Submissions and Selection

Applicants must send five copies of the manuscript or submit electronically. The name and other information identifying the author should appear only on a separate cover letter. Applications must be received by February 15, 2017.  The application deadline is firm and any submissions received after the deadline will not be forwarded to the committee.  Receipt will be confirmed with four business days.

Submit manuscripts to:

LHRT: Justin Winsor Award Committee
Office for Research and Statistics
American Library Association
50 East Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611

or send files electronically to:

ors@ala.org

with Subject line: LHRT: Justin Winsor Award Committee

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Metadata Manager and Intern, Trajectory Inc, Marblehead, MA

Who We Are:

At Trajectory, we value high performance, creativity, and responsibility. We do not structure ourselves on widely accepted rules, processes or procedures. Instead, we are candid, transparent, and seek new standards of excellence and innovation in publishing.

What We Do:

We are a data analytics firm that takes a creative approach to understanding and improving upon the unique discovery challenges that our global readers, retailers and publishers face in the publishing industry today.

Our Culture:

At Trajectory, we celebrate, support, and thrive on diversity of thought for the benefit of our employees and our customers. Trajectory is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is committed to employing a diverse and imaginative staff of professionals. With that in mind, we encourage applications from those who think differently than the average person on the street.

Our Location:
50 Doaks Lane
Marblehead, MA 01945 and Beijing, China

To all recruitment agencies: Trajectory does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to Trajectory employees or any other company location. Trajectory is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Metadata Manager and Intern Job Description:

Trajectory, Inc. is expanding their metadata management team in Marblehead and is seeking qualified candidates for full time and intern positions.

The manager candidate will work with the team to manage the flow of eBooks assets throughout the production process. The candidate will also play a key role in the creation of eBook metadata, and the quality review of eBooks in the channel.

In this role, the candidate will work with and manage communications with publishers, both library and retail distribution channels, and will assist with the administration of FTP servers. The role will also be client facing issues.

The intern candidate will support these efforts and be adept at MS Excel, FTP, Online Databases, Web Portals and will have an interest in and aptitude for metadata and ONIX.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Collect and evaluate data and information to solve complex technical and operational issues.
  • Exercise superb technical judgment and influence, contribute to discussions and decisions, and achieve consensus across several functional groups.
  • Drive all aspects of the project life-cycle: expectation setting, requirements, project and resource planning, communication, execution, and finalization.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS in Information Technology or related subject, or MS in Library and Information Science or related subject preferred. Students and degree candidates currently enrolled in Library and Information Science programs encouraged to apply.
  • Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives with minimal supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships across several diverse technical and non-technical domestic and global teams.
  • Ability to understand technical subjects and emerging technologies as well as their relevance to the publishing market.
  • Creative problem-solving, analytical skills, strong attention to detail, strong business judgment, and the ability to be agile under pressure.
  • Capacity to think strategically and contribute to strategy, process improvement and other company objectives.

Hours/Compensation: Salary/Full-Time

Contact: Please send your resume to: walton@trajectory.com

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Copyright Librarian, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

Assistant/associate/librarian, faculty equivalent 

To apply, please visit http://facultyjobs.unt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52660

 

Summary of Position

Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Scholarly Communication, with additional oversight from the Head of Library Research Support Services, the Copyright Librarian will lead the Libraries' efforts to increase awareness both at UNT and in the extended community of the rights of creators and users of original works of authorship, especially works of scholarship. The Copyright Librarian will work in close collaboration with members of the Libraries' Scholarly Communication Transformation Workgroup and will coordinate efforts with UNT's Center for Learning Enhancement, Assessment, and Redesign (CLEAR) and the Technology Transfer & Economic Development office.

About the UNT Libraries

The University of North Texas Libraries, serving the largest and most comprehensive university in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, have pioneered efforts to foster the transformation of libraries and of scholarly communication, including becoming the first public university in Texas to adopt a campus-wide open-access policy, hosting an annual open-access symposium with speakers from around the world, and co-founding the Library Publishing Coalition. With four physical locations on campus and an even larger digital footprint, including digital-library collections of over 10 million items, the UNT Libraries are a world leader in web archiving -- the first non-federal library to participate in the Federal Information Preservation Network (FIPNet) and to be designated an affiliated archive of the National Archives and Records Administration. UNT's dean of libraries is the driving force behind the Cross Timbers Library Collaborative, which brings together library staff from across the region for professional development and collaboration. The Libraries receive about $1 million per year in funding from grants and foundations.

Major Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement an educational program on the rights of both creators and users of original works of authorship.
  • Provide legal information (but not legal advice) to the UNT and extended community on copyright law.
  • Contribute to the work of the Library Research Support Services department, such as the planning and presentation of workshops for UNT researchers on topics related to scholarly communication.
  • Develop and maintain a web presence on copyright.
  • Serve on the Libraries' Scholarly Communication Transformation Workgroup and other appropriate committees within the Libraries and other parts of the university.
  • Depending on the needs of the Libraries, serve as a subject librarian for one or more academic programs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MS/MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program by December 2016, or relevant equivalent combination of advanced degree and/or experience
  • Familiarity with US copyright law
  • Familiarity with US contract law, especially licensing
  • Familiarity with the work environment of higher education
  • Positive customer orientation and strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with faculty and students
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with copyright limitations, exceptions, and defenses in US copyright law
  • Familiarity with author-publisher contracts
  • Familiarity with institutional and disciplinary repositories
  • Familiarity with innovations in scholarly communication such as electronic theses and dissertations, open-access publishing, and born-digital forms of scholarship
  • JD from an ABA-accredited program
  • Experience in preparing grant applications and administering grants 

To apply, please visit http://facultyjobs.unt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52660

More on why you should be interested in this position

Denton, Texas

The city of Denton is located about 40 miles from both Dallas and Fort Worth, in a region of nearly 7 million people, and even closer to two major hub airports: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field. It is home to two public universities: the University of North Texas (the largest and most comprehensive university in the region, with nearly 38,000 students and 120 graduate degree programs) and Texas Woman's University (the nation's largest university primarily for women, with approximately 15,000 students). Like any other college town, Denton has plenty of coffee shops, yoga studios, natural-food stores, and funky eateries, but it distinguishes itself with its active music scene. Each year sees the opening of new upscale bars, restaurants, and coffee shops.

The main campuses of both universities are located about a mile from the Downtown Square, containing the historic Denton County courthouse and surrounding park and independent businesses, including Recycled, a 17,000-square-foot store selling used books, music, and film. Both campuses are quite compact and walkable, and UNT especially has a number of places to grab lunch just off campus.

The climate is generally quite sunny, and summers, while hot, tend to have low humidity.

A few cool things about Denton:

  • The city runs its own electric company, which gets about 40% of its energy from renewable sources (wind). Denton is the first city in the world to combine biogas extraction and mining for recyclables in the city landfill as additional sources of energy.
  • Denton was the first city in Texas to ban fracking, though the law was preempted by a state law stripping the power of municipalities to regulate oil and gas extraction.
  • You can legally consume alcoholic beverages in public (but not in glass containers), including bringing your own to the free Twilight Tunes concerts on the Downtown Square, the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival, and Denton Blues Festival.
  • Denton is also home to two major ticketed music festivals: Oaktopia and 35 Denton.

UNT

While UNT began as a teacher-training college, it has long been known for its College of Music, the largest in the nation. While it is now a top-tier research university, in many ways UNT has the feel of an art school: an alternative student body, a strong commitment to sustainability and LEED-certified construction, and a mediocre athletic program. The first all-vegan dining hall at a college in the US (Mean Greens) is located on campus and is popular with not just students but also faculty and staff. There's a number of other places to grab lunch just off campus.

While freshmen who just graduated from high school are required to live on campus, the university accepts a large number of transfer students. The student body is incredibly diverse, with many first-generation college students.

In 2011 UNT became the first public university in Texas to adopt a campus-wide open-access policy.

The UNT Libraries

The UNT Libraries have four physical locations on campus but an even larger digital footprint, with digital-library collections including over 10 million items--many in the Portal to Texas History, which has millions of online users each year and is the largest service hub for the Digital Public Library of America. The Libraries are a world leader in web archiving, becoming the first non-federal library to participate in the Federal Information Preservation Network (FIPNet) and to be designated an affiliated archive of the National Archives and Records Administration. Since 2010, the Libraries have hosted an annual open-access symposium with speakers from around the world, and our dean of libraries is the driving force behind the Cross Timbers Library Collaborative, which brings together library staff from across the region for professional development and collaboration. The Libraries receive about $1 million per year in funding from grants and foundations.

Quite a few members of the UNT Libraries staff have been hired in the past few years. Of those who live in Denton, a good number bike or walk to work, and a handful of us can be found at lunchtime at Mean Greens.

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Children's/Young Adult Library Assistant, David and Joyce Milne Public Library, Williamstown, MA

Description:

The David and Joyce Milne Public Library is seeking a creative and energetic Children's / Young Adult Library Assistant to share responsibility for children's and young adult services as well as providing reference and readers' advisory services; 27 hours per week including occasional evenings and Saturdays when necessary.

Duties:

Performs various functions to assist the Children's Department and manage the Young Adult program of the library.

  1. Manages all material selection and collection development for the Young Adult Department. Weeds collections when necessary.
  2. Responsible for Young Adult material budget.
  3. Catalogs and processes materials.
  4. Plans, prepares and performs story times weekly in combination with a craft event.
  5. Organizes programming and prepares press releases and advertising for both Children's and Young Adult populations.
  6. Investigates, writes, and administers and performs follow up with grants.
  7. Promotes children's and young adult literature and reading through outreach to the community, elementary and secondary schools.
  8. Attends workshops, training sessions, conferences and professional development courses to further continuing education.
  9. Recommends changes to the Young Adult department web pages.
  10. Plans and administers the Young Adult summer reading program. Includes budget preparation, grant submissions, and program development.
  11. Performs bibliographic instruction and library tours for school-aged children.
  12. Recommends policy and improvements to the Children's Librarian.
  13. Provides annual programming statistics.
  14. Maintains the physical space by designing displays, bulletin boards and collection locations.
  15. Performs circulation desk duty.
  16. Perform other related duties of a similar nature and complexity as requested by the Children's Librarian or Library Director.

Qualifications:

High school diploma required; Bachelor's degree preferred. Computer skills essential. Library experience preferred; experience working with children and teen required. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential. Experience with creative play, arts and crafts, storytelling, and children's programming is essential. Musical talents or skills as a puppeteer would be a plus.

Schedule:

27 hours per week. An evening or Saturday might be required occasionally to host a special program or for staff coverage.

Salary:

$15.00 per hour to start, plus benefits.

CLOSING DATE: December 31, 2016

Submit cover letter, resume and 3 references to:
Pat McLeod, Library Director
David & Joyce Milne Public Library
1095 Main St.
Williamstown, MA 01267
pmcleod@williamstown.net
413-458- 5369

Located in the Berkshires, the beautiful town of Williamstown, Massachusetts is a historic and cultural arts community, and a popular summer resort destination. The Library circulates over 200,000 items a year and serves a population of 8,000 which includes Williams College students.

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Library Assistant (Discovery Services), Simmons College Library, Boston, MA

Simmons College Library is seeking a Library Assistant in the Discovery Services area.  This full-time, pre-professional position is open to students enrolled in SLIS who have taken three or fewer classes. Salary is $31,500 and includes a generous benefits package, including tuition remission for up to 2 classes a semester. It is our expectation that between three and six months after completing the program you will transition out of this position.

This position will work under the coordinated direction of the Head of Library Discovery Services and the Discovery Services librarians. Responsibilities may include participating in the functional work areas of acquisitions, cataloging/metadata, e-resource management, systems/web applications, serials management, interlibrary loan, course reserves, and collection management. The Library Assistant will also coordinate the hiring, scheduling, training, and supervision of student workers and engage in Library-wide planning and projects.

Services and the Discovery Services librarians. Responsibilities may include participating in the functional work areas of acquisitions, cataloging/metadata, e-resource management, systems/web applications, serials management, interlibrary loan, course reserves, and collection management. The Library Assistant will also coordinate the hiring, scheduling, training, and supervision of student workers and engage in Library-wide planning and projects.

Key work activities:

  • Participate in Interlibrary Loan (ILL) management activities.
    • Fulfill Library borrowing and lending requests, particularly those transactional issues and problems which cannot be handled by a student worker.
    • Provide excellent customer service and assist users in resolving issues.
    • Participate in identifying, developing and implementing enhancements to ILL systems and procedures in order to streamline workflows and improve customer service.
  • Participate in acquisition activities and assist with purchasing/subscribing,receiving, tracking, and documenting all materials in all formats.
    • Search and obtain relevant ordering and receiving information.
    • Communicate with requestor/selector to resolve questions.
    • Work with vendors to determine and/or verify order, payment, and delivery procedures.
    • Process invoices, and create bibliographic and order records.
    • Reconcile receipts with order records.
  • Participate in cataloging activities and assist with technical processing and cataloging of materials and resources.
    • Create and/or edit catalog and metadata records for library materials, including books, e-books, journals, and physical and streaming media.
    • Support the maintenance of authority records database.
    • Resolve cataloging problems.
    • Process, label, and barcode materials to shelf-ready state.
  • Participate in E-Resources and Digital Assets management activities.
    • Retrieve and prepare E-Resources usage statistics and cost-per-use data.
    • Activate and troubleshoot E-Resources.
    • Input data to and retrieve reports from E-Resource management platform.
    • Support development and maintenance of digital institutional repository, including uploading materials and inputting metadata.
  • Participate in the delivery of Library Services
    • Assist with the hiring, training, management, scheduling and supervising of student workers.
    • Communicate with library staff on issues of Discovery Services.
    • Assist with the production of reports and participate in the analysis of financial and statistical data for annual reports and other assessment projects.
    • Provide training to library staff as appropriate.
    • Staff Reference Desk as needed.
    • Participate in Library-wide initiatives as appropriate.

Work Schedule:

  • Generally Monday - Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm, with flexibility for classes and availability for scheduled nights and weekends shifts.

Qualifications:

Required

  • Bachelor's degree and current enrollment in the Simmons SLIS program.
  • Completion of LIS415 (or relevant experience) and no more than 2 additional SLIS courses.

Preferred

  • Keen interest in Library technical services and a high aptitude for technology systems.
  • Competent numeracy skills and strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Experience with an ILS and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Interest in emerging technology for digital access.

Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application.
For more information, and to apply for this position, visit http://bit.ly/2gYOFyq  
Review of resumes will begin January 9th

As a College committed to diversity, Simmons encourages applications broadly.  Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body and curriculum.

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Digital Archivist for Records Management, MIT Institute Archives and Special Collections, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries are seeking an archivist who is passionate about preserving and creating long-term access to electronic records and digital archives. This newly created position will join the Libraries' digital archives program and increase capacity to related programmatic needs and address issues of records management. This position also allows for active experimentation and contribution to establishing best practices around digital materials for the broader professional community.

Reporting to the Digital Archivist and Program Head for Born-digital Archives, the Digital Archivist for Records Management will acquire and process historically and institutionally significant digital collections for the IASC. As part of the Archives Collections team, the Archivist will provide advice and training regarding digital records management and transfer, appraise hybrid and born-digital collections, use digital forensics tools and techniques to triage digital material, and preparation of digital objects for preservation. The Digital Archivist for Records Management will implement and manage the Web archiving program for the MIT Libraries, which is based in the IASC and focused on Institute-created material. They will also be the lead resource for digital records management issues and solutions.

As part of the IASC team, the Digital Archivist for Records Management will participate in reference and reading room service, mediating access to digital collections, coordinating on-demand digitization requests and programmatic reformatting, and providing advice and guidance on intellectual property issues of digital archives. Under the Born-digital Archives Program, they will conduct digital records studies and experiments in the Digital Sustainability Lab to assess, test, and improve workflows, processes, access and use of digital collections. Collaborations outside of IASC include coordinating with the Strategist for Institute Publications, the Digital Preservation program, and the Digital Collections and Reformatting Team as well as providing guidance and expertise to the Data Management Services Team, regarding scheduling and disposition for research data.

Some specific responsibilities include:

  • Accessioning, processing, and describing hybrid and born-digital archival collections.
  • Performing records management activities such as the transfer of digital records from Institute offices and systems and providing advice on digital records management, and preserving Institute websites.
  • Working with administrative offices and departments to create and update records schedules.
  • Providing expertise and advice on digital content management, records management, the Records Lifecycle, and how information moves from active to archival status.
  • Performing technology monitoring for digital archives related tools, systems, and practice.
  • Performing digital archives tool-related software installation, updates, and staff training.

The Digital Archivist for Records Management is expected to stay current with emerging standards and practice in the fields of digital records management and archives, including Web archives and the application of digital forensics tools and techniques. They will prioritize excellent service and responsiveness to community inquiries about digital archives work and transfer of digital records.

Professionals who enthusiastically embrace the empathy, courage, self-reflection and respect essential in a multicultural, diverse and inclusive workplace, and who strive to incorporate those values in public service work, research, and program development are encouraged to apply.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MLIS or equivalent with graduate-level archives coursework or post-graduate digital archives or records management training coursework.
  • Minimum 1 year of professional experience as a practicing archivist.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival processing techniques for born-digital archives.
  • Experience using archival content management systems and technologies applicable to an Archives.
  • Experience with applying metadata standards and schema for descriptive, structural, and preservation metadata such as DACS, EAD, MARC, and PREMIS.
  • Demonstrated skill with tools, workflow implementation, and quality assurance for digital archives.
  • Ability to understand, use, and innovate with community and ISO standards in a unique context, including OAIS, PAIMAS, and related standards.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of transfer and donor agreements in addition to rights management issues for personal digital archives and Institute records.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of records management standards, records retention and disposition schedules, policy and technical issues related to digital records.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to collaborate and work effectively within and across organizational boundaries in a diverse organization and with a wide variety of users.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible, tolerate ambiguity, adapt to change and successfully work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills with proven success in independently prioritizing work and managing competing deadlines.

Preferred

  • Familiarity with digitization and reformatting practices for archival material.
  • Ability to create or modify scripts for processing digital archives.
  • Experience working in an academic library environment.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: $55,500 is minimum entry-level salary. Actual appointment level and salary will depend on qualifications and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance, and fully subsidized MBTA passes for local bus and subway service. The MIT Libraries is a collegial and supportive working environment and fosters professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu/. Applications must include cover letter and resume. Priority will be given to applications received by January 2, 2017; position open until filled. MIT is a welcoming community and workplace. We are strongly and actively committed to diversity and encourage applications from all qualified professionals. MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

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

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Children's Library Assistant, Yarmouth Public Library, Yarmouth, MA

Seaside Cape Cod town of Yarmouth seeks dynamic and innovative Children's Library Assistant to assist in all aspects of Children's and Young Adult library services, including story times, summer reading program and special events. Helps to organize and maintain Children's collection. Reference services and readers advisory services in the children's and teen sections; teaches patrons how to use the library catalog and other technical equipment; assists with circulation; attends library workshops. Assists in grant management; school and community outreach. Manages volunteer schedules. Coordinates publicity, including displays, calendar of activities, press releases and promotion of children's and teen library activities and services. Compiles youth services statistical data. Assists with special projects and monitoring library youth services budget for the Head of Youth Services. 

Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree preferred; Associate's degree accepted, with 1-3 years' experience in youth services in a public library. Excellent people skills, knowledge of resources and regulations for library service to youth population from birth to age 18; strong administrative and technology skills; a passion for service, a willingness to learn and a good sense of humor.

This is a full-time, 37.5 hours/wk, fully-benefited position. Open until filled. Yarmouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send cover letter and resume to:  Connie Marr, Head of Youth Services, Yarmouth Town Libraries, 312 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA  02664, or email:  cmarr@clamsnet.org.

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Youth Services Library Assistant, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

18 hours per week - initial schedule is: Monday 1:00pm to 7:00pm; Thursday 2 to 7 pm; Friday 8:30am to 5 pm; every third week Friday off and Saturday 8:30 am to 5 pm

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Using basic library techniques and skills under the general supervision of the professional staff, performs circulation, provides outstanding customer service, reader's advisory and other duties relating to the provision of library service to children, teens, caregivers, and teachers.

  • Assists children, teens and other patrons in finding books and information
  • Answers routine reference questions
  • Provides basic reader's advisory service
  • Delivers exceptional and engaging customer service to the public
  • With the guidance of professional staff may assist in preparing and conducting children's programming
  • Performs functions related to circulation control, including issuing new library cards, placing holds, check-ins, checkouts, inquiries, renewals, and data entry
  • Makes some suggestions for the selection of children's materials based on patron requests, personal knowledge and/or review tools
  • Maintains orderliness and neatness in the children's and teen areas
  • Shelves books and reads shelves as necessary
  • Provides clerical support for Children's Room
  • Assists in library instruction/orientation for children's and/or teen groups and individuals
  • May assist in preparing book lists
  • Operates audio/visual equipment in the presentation of library programs
  • May assist in processing new books
  • May attend system-wide meetings of children's librarians for in-service training and/or to plan and implement system-wide programs
  • Any other duties required by the Associate Librarian for Main Library Youth Services for the good of the department and the library

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

High school diploma or high school equivalency required. Experience working with children and/or teens in a group setting is desirable. Coursework in children's literature and/or child psychology plus prior library experience are desirable. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college is preferred.

Requires working knowledge of children's and teen literature and materials; basic knowledge of library techniques; strong customer service skills; an interest and enthusiasm in working with a diverse population; resourcefulness, tact, patience, initiative, enthusiasm, maturity, communication skills; adaptability and dependability to work well in a team situation and flexibility in emergency staff situations.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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

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

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Primarily assigned to the Main Library Children's Room; also works as needed in the Teen Room
  • Works in assigned areas, including office areas, training rooms, various library locations, as necessary
  • Typical exposure to noise, stress, and interruptions in a lively, urban public library
  • Attends and participates in continuing educational programs designed to keep abreast of changes in profession

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

Deadline: 12/19/17

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest by 8pm on the closing date via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349- 4312.

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Assistant Reference Librarian, Attleboro Public Library, Attleboro, MA

Part-time 15 hours/week $25.07 - 32.67 per hour

The Attleboro Public Library is seeking an Assistant Reference Librarian to explain library policy and services, perform reference and readers advisory services, and makes referral to other agencies as necessary. Posses a familiarity with the latest library technologies, reference resources, and available agencies which best answers patrons' questions or direct patrons to answers for their reference/library needs. Schedules and assists patrons with use of technology, including library computers and personal devices such as eReaders. Instructs library users on use of print and electronic resources. Assigned to circulation desk as needed. Performs related duties as required. Requires a thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work. Thorough knowledge of reference resources and the organization and management of library operations. Evenings and weekend hours are required.

Qualifications
Master's degree in library science and two years of progressively more responsible experience in library work, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have strong computer skills and be able to assist library patrons in use of library computers.

Closing Date
December 16, 2016

How to Apply
If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter to the City Personnel Office, 77 Park St., Attleboro, MA 02703 or personneloffice@cityofattleboro.us no later than December 16, 2016.

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Audiovisual Archivist, New York University, New York, NY

Position Summary:

This three year fixed term position exists to oversee the acquisition, processing, preservation and access to the NYU audiovisual holdings in its three special collections divisions of the NYU Libraries. The holdings are more than 175,000 items and are heavily used by faculty, students, and visiting scholars. 

Qualifications:

Required Education:
Master's degree in audiovisual archives and preservation

Preferred Education:
BA or MA in a subject field relevant to the special collections' collecting areas.

Required Experience:
Minimum three years' experience working in audiovisual archives, preferably within a research institution.

Preferred Experience:
Proven experience working with different audiences, including researchers, students and donors. Strong collaborative skills.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Knowledge of and practical experience with a variety of audio, video, and motion picture film formats; strong understanding of production processes; experience with and understanding of best practices for the transfer of analog media to accepted digital file formats for preservation; knowledge of standard procedures for handling, examining, describing, and assessing moving image and sound collections; demonstrated understanding of archival theory and practice; experience with audiovisual surveys and condition assessment processes and procedures; experience training and supervising staff; excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Experience with instruction in a special collections environment.

Additional Information:

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Metadata Librarian, Blizzard Entertainment Vault Team, Irvine, CA

The Blizzard Entertainment Vault team, in collaboration with the Hearthstone team, is seeking a highly organized and detail oriented metadata librarian to assist in the creation and application of metadata for all assets related to the Hearthstone intellectual property. The Vault team is a small team of professionals dedicated to the care and preservation of the company's history and culture while also ensuring collections are readily available to Blizzard employees. This position will work with the Vault team's digital asset management system, cumulus, to make a wide-range of Hearthstone game assets accessible to the company. 

Reporting to the Blizzard librarian / archivist, this position will focus on the enrichment of metadata for all digitally archived Hearthstone assets by working to standardize and apply controlled vocabulary to all assets ingested into the digital asset management system.

Responsibilities

  • Apply controlled vocabulary to the backlog of Hearthstone assets within the company digital asset management system. Collection includes concept art, World of Warcraft trading card game art, and current assets.
  • Work with the Blizzard librarian to establish controlled vocabularies for Hearthstone assets.
  • Assist in the creation of a video game metadata and controlled vocabulary schema unique to Blizzard assets.
  • Maintain documentation on metadata standards and guidelines.
  • Assist in developing training and best search methods to ensure the collection is accessible to the Hearthstone team and the greater Blizzard campus.

Requirements

  • Master of Library and Information Science graduate degree in Library Science (or related field such as archives, information science, digital curation, etc). Current MLIS graduate students are also encouraged to apply
  • Solid understanding of digital asset management systems and born-digital materials
  • Knowledge and / or experience working with content standards such as Dublin Core
  • Superior verbal and communications skills with the ability to work in a team environment
  • An understanding of theoretical and practical knowledge of information sciences and ability to apply it in a unique game industry setting

Pluses

  • Familiar with Canto Cumulus
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  • Familiar with the World of Warcraft universe

Required application materials

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We've worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences...ever. Join us!

https://careers.blizzard.com/en-us/openings/oxKp4fwu

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Librarian, New Haven Free Public Library, New Haven, CT

ABOUT NHFPL:

The New Haven Free Public Library (NHFPL) has two positions available including a Librarian V (due to our Deputy Director's recent retirement) and Librarian III (new in FY17) as described at the City's Job Posting site, http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/humanresources/CityJobPostings.asp and below.  Applications, downloadable here, http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/humanresources/pdfs/JobApplication.pdf, are due January 6, 2017.

NHFPL is vibrant, dynamic, urban library on the move that enjoys strong support from the City and local community partners.  The Library is a participant in the Edge Assessment, http://www.libraryedge.org/, and Project Outcome, https://www.projectoutcome.org/,  while it completes a bridge year in 2017 transitioning from our 2014-16 Strategic Plan, http://nhfpl.org/about/library-history-mission-2/,  to a new (to be created) 2018+ Plan.  In 2017 we look forward to the construction of a new Stetson Branch Library, serving as a cornerstone of the Q House Community Center, as well as launching an "Innovation Commons" at Ives Main Library, http://nhfpl.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Innovation-Commons_Sullivan-Final-Report_September-2016.compressed.pdf .  Keep up with NHFPL in the news,http://nhfpl.org/about/in-the-news/.

NATURE OF WORK:

This is responsible professional and administrative work directing the activities of several major divisions of the library system and assisting the City Librarian in the formation of policy, rules, and procedures. The current vacant assignment entails managing the core operations of the Library with the senior management team and overseeing strategic initiatives. Represents the NHFPL as a vibrant urban public library both locally and nationally. General objectives are received in conference with the city librarian but employee performs professional and administrative functions with wide latitude in the exercise of administrative and professional judgement.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A Master's Degree in Library Science; and 5 to 10 years of experience in professional library work, including three years in a supervisory or administrative capacity; and the necessary knowledge, abilities and skills as stated in the job description, including but not limited to: Extensive knowledge of the principles and techniques of library organization and management. Extensive knowledge of principles and practices of library services. Considerable knowledge of library personnel administration. Considerable knowledge of library and city fiscal and budgetary procedures. Ability to supervise, direct and instruct library personnel in administrative and procedural aspects of the library system. Ability to speak effectively in public. 

SALARY RANGE: $83,374 - $87,809 ANNUALIZED

INSTRUCTIONS:

In order to be considered for this title, you must submit an Application during the posting period via the City of New Haven's HR/employment site.

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Librarian, New Haven Free Public Library, New Haven, CT

About NHFPL:  The New Haven Free Public Library (NHFPL) has two positions available including a Librarian V (due to our Deputy Director's recent retirement) and Librarian III (new in FY17) as described at the City's Job Posting site, http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/humanresources/CityJobPostings.asp and below.  Applications, downloadable here, http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/humanresources/pdfs/JobApplication.pdf, are due January 6, 2017.

NHFPL is vibrant, dynamic, urban library on the move that enjoys strong support from the City and local community partners.  The Library is a participant in the Edge Assessment, http://www.libraryedge.org/, and Project Outcome, https://www.projectoutcome.org/,  while it completes a bridge year in 2017 transitioning from our 2014-16 Strategic Plan, http://nhfpl.org/about/library-history-mission-2/,  to a new (to be created) 2018+ Plan.  In 2017 we look forward to the construction of a new Stetson Branch Library, serving as a cornerstone of the Q House Community Center, as well as launching an "Innovation Commons" at Ives Main Library, http://nhfpl.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Innovation-Commons_Sullivan-Final-Report_September-2016.compressed.pdf .  Keep up with NHFPL in the news,http://nhfpl.org/about/in-the-news/.

NATURE OF WORK:

This is advanced level professional library work involving the planning and implementation of complex informational and/or technical services for the library system. The current assignment is in Community Engagement and Communications and serves as a resource across all Library public service departments in the application of interactive community engagement technologies and programs. Will develop community partnerships to promote maker technology and civic digital media in support of the Library's innovation programs and services. Requires the application of specialized knowledge, initiative and independent judgment. Work is performed under general supervision of senior supervisory or administrative staff.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Master's degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited library school (or its foreign equivalent); and a minimum of 6 years' experience in professional library work; and the necessary knowledge, abilities and skills as stated in the job description, including but not limited to: Extensive working knowledge of computer information services, networks and consortia, sufficient to evaluate their application to specific library needs. Thorough knowledge of the organization and methods of research, and the means of communicating results in a subject area. Thorough knowledge of current computer developments in library services, systems and equipment. Knowledge of the principles and practices of library science. Knowledge of sources and procedures used in reference and bibliographic research. Knowledge of objectives of library service to the community.

SALARY: $51,800 ANNUALIZED 

INSTRUCTIONS:

In order to be considered for this title, you must submit an Application during the posting period via the City of New Haven's HR/employment site.

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Collections Services Specialist, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

About Salve Regina University: 

Salve Regina University, ranked among the best institutions of higher education in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, is a comprehensive Catholic University located in scenic Newport, Rhode Island. Salve Regina offers challenging academic programs in a highly supportive environment and an innovative core curriculum that provides students with a solid foundation and broader perspective. The historic, 75-acre campus enrolls approximately 2,500 men and women and offers Associate, Baccalaureate, and Master's degrees, the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study, and two doctoral programs.

Job Description: 

BASIC FUNCTION

  • Support the library functions of acquisitions and cataloging of library materials in all formats to make them accessible to the library community.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES

  • Use OCLC for acquisitions, copy cataloging, and database maintenance of library materials.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Order and receive new materials
  • Copy catalog new material and gift items
  • Help supervise work study students in the data processing of library materials.
  • Maintenance of library materials
  • Other collection services tasks as needed
  • Sort and distribute incoming mail
  • Compile and analyze statistics as needed and create monthly reports
  • Work as a member of other library teams to improve user service and facilitate communication
  • The incumbent may be required to load and unload library materials on book carts, place library materials onto shelves, pack or unpack materials from boxes.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree and previous library experience with automated systems required.
  • Some coursework in library science preferred. 
  • Cataloging function will require training in MARC21, AACR2, RDA, Metadata standards, and Library of Congress classification
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong commitment to public service, and ability to work with diverse users and staff required.
  • Must be able to lift and carry at least thirty (30) pounds.

Additional Information:

This is a 25 hours a week, 9-month position

Salve Regina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Application Instructions:

Candidates must apply on-line providing a cover letter and resume. Pre-employment background checks are required of successful candidates.

URL: https://salve.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=79081

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Manager of Knowledge Services, Brattle Group, Cambridge, MA

THE EMPLOYER

The Brattle Group provides consulting and expert testimony in economics, finance, and regulation to corporations, law firms, and governments around the world. We aim for the highest level of client service and quality in our industry.

We are distinguished by our credibility and the clarity of our insights, which arise from the stature of our experts, affiliations with leading international academics and industry specialists, and thoughtful, timely, and transparent work. For the third consecutive year, Brattle has been recognized in the Vault Consulting 50 as a top 10 consulting firm to work for and the highest among economic consulting firms. With a staff of nearly 300, we have offices in Cambridge, MA; New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC; Toronto, ON; London, UK; Madrid, ES; Rome, IT; and Sydney, NSW.

THE POSITION

The Brattle Group is seeking a motivated and flexible individual with strong management level skills for a full-time Manager of Knowledge Services to support the firm in our Cambridge, MA office. Our office is conveniently located in Harvard Square and will be moving to downtown Boston within the next year.

The Manager of Knowledge Services will be responsible for leading the firm's research services including information and knowledge management resources and services. This role is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of Knowledge Services as well as the strategic vision and alignment of Knowledge Services with the firm's goals. In addition to managing traditional library materials, this role is also responsible for the maintenance and development of an in-house knowledge management platform and a digital asset management system and catalog. This role reports to the firm's General Counsel.

The core duties of this position include:

  • Managing the information lifecycle of all licensed products, ensuring timely payment, correct cost allocation, license compliance, and effective renewals;
  • Proactively identifying new or replacement products/services to fill knowledge gaps;
  • Managing the firm's Annual Copyright License and firm's relationship with the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC);
  • Overseeing the ongoing maintenance of departmental operation manuals to ensure knowledge transfer;
  • Developing new policies with firm practice and sub-practice areas to offset information resource costs where possible;
  • Managing the development of an in-house built knowledge management platform and a digital asset management system and catalog, as well as the technical oversight of the firm's CRM;
  • Participating in cross departmental efforts to synchronize operational data and support best practices in the management of operational data;
  • Strategizing and implementing improvements to internal processes in order to progress the collection and dissemination of knowledge and research across the firm.

THE CANDIDATE

This position requires strong organizational, collaboration, and time management skills, as well as the ability to handle numerous projects and deliverables. The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Master's degree in library and/or information sciences required;
  • A minimum of 5-10 years of related work experience; managing a professional services library and knowledge management department preferred;
  • Experience leading and managing a team;
  • Experience implementing enterprise-wide digital solution to information management including leveraging usage analysis in development decision-making, QA, building taxonomies, knowledge of database and metadata best practices, data automation, and authentication modalities;
  • Advanced proficiency in online research and legal and business information databases such as Bloomberg, Cap IQ, Thomson Reuters, and Lexis products etc.;
  • Advanced proficiency in collaboration applications (SharePoint preferred);
  • Advanced proficiency in managing print and digital information lifecycles and in knowledge management best practices;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of US copyright law;
  • Ability to deliver clear, concise and effective messages orally and in writing for all communications;
  • Ability to handle multiple and shifting tasks and demands in a fast-paced office environment;
  • Strong business acumen and ability to maintain strict confidence with confidential matters;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook (or similar software packages) required;
  • Night and weekend work is required, as needed, as well as travel to other Brattle offices.

THE PACKAGE

We offer a generous compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, 401K/profit sharing, life and disability insurance, paid time off, and internal professional development and training programs, designed to reward success at all levels. Details regarding compensation will be based on the successful candidates' knowledge, skills, and experience.

In order to be considered for this position, Please apply through the Careers section of our website (http://brattle.com/careers/job-openings) by submitting a cover letter with salary history and resume.

The Brattle Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled

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Youth Services Librarian, Brownell Library, Essex Junction, VT

Brownell Library seeks a collaborative, creative, inspired and professional Youth Librarian to join our team. This position directly oversees coordinating, developing, implementing and evaluating innovative services and collection development for infants through teens. Other responsibilities include supervision of support staff and volunteers, covering public desks, outreach to area organizations, department budget management, publicity, and assisting patrons with resources - both print and digital.
 
Hours include some nights and weekends. Masters in Library Science, plus three years of experience working with youth, preferably in a library environment, or a combination of education and experience desired. Supervisory experience preferred. This position is full time with excellent benefits.
 
The ideal candidate will demonstrate a desire to work with young people from infants to teens; be knowledgeable about current youth and teen issues; strive to learn emerging technologies; be able to work in a team-centered environment and must possess creativity, motivation, flexibility, imagination, enthusiasm and more to inspire the love of reading, lifelong learning and the exploration of ideas.
 
Application forms and job description available online at www.essexjunction.org/departments/employment/, at the Village office or Brownell Library. Send application with resume and cover letter to Village of Essex Junction, 2 Lincoln Street, Essex Junction, VT 05452, or admin@essexjunction.org.  Resume review will begin December 30.  Applications accepted until position is filled. EOE.

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Research and Instruction Librarian/Digital Scholarship, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lesley University is highly regarded for its graduate and undergraduate programs in education, the arts, and applied social sciences. Lesley fosters a highly creative environment in which innovative ideas thrive, theory is integrated with practice and its 7,000 students and 83,000 alumni are empowered to improve and enrich communities.

We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and long-term-disability insurance. In addition, we offer generous amounts of vacation and holiday time, as well as a tuition remission policy that enables employees to expand their knowledge and skills.

Job Description:

The Research and Instruction Librarian/Digital Scholarship advances digital initiatives at Lesley University by providing consultation, technical support, and digital project management for faculty, librarians, staff, and students engaged in technology-rich scholarly projects and theses. This librarian provides expertise in developing university library digital collections, as well as providing research help online and in person, both in individual research consultations and at service points in the library. As a member of the Library's research and instruction staff, this librarian also participates in instructional programming, including teaching classes on campus and in Lesley's online programs.  General professional responsibilities include public service with evening, weekend, and holiday rotation as needed, and collaborative work with library staff and university faculty to meet the mission and goals of the university.

Requirements:

  • Master's degree in library and information science or equivalent graduate degree.
  • Professional experience supporting or participating in a substantial project related to digital content in an academic environment.
  • Teaching experience in higher education.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and persuasively across scholarly and technology domains.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States; if you hold a visa, your visa status must allow you to work at Lesley University

Additional Information:

Salary Grade 25E: $50,917 - $60,591

BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL POSITIONS

Lesley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of the university community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply.


Application Instructions:

A cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references must be included for full consideration.

Applications will be reviewed upon the establishment of an appropriate pool of candidates.

https://lesley.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=1BB2E5F3055F698F7099EB003D2EDB3C?JOBID=78864&CNTRNO=9&TSTMP=1479919247233

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Assistant Website Developer, Houghton Library, Cambridge, MA

I am looking for a tech-savvy student to help me get a website relating to women in the book trades off the ground. There is no one place to go to learn about the multitudinous roles held by women in the book trades during the hand-press period (ca. 1455-1830). To date, I have collected many images, written significant text, and amassed a MySQL database of over 3000 entries. The type of database can be changed if needed, but I do imagine the site to be accessed and visualized in a number of ways - display components of the site might include a graphic-rich front page; individual exposés; historical narratives; illustrations; a movable timeline; a flexible series of maps; a blog; links to a variety of sources ranging from other websites and blogs to library catalogs, OCLC, and authority data; and lists of source material. It would be key-word searchable as well as searchable by categories; examples of the latter might be time period, geographical location, specific trade, husbands, and progeny. It should have a browse function. A key feature would be crowd-sourcing to help populate it; easy-to-use forms combined with curatorial oversight would allow the site to grow in ways not possible under the drive of any one person. 

I am hoping to find someone who knows about website design and development. I am very open to whatever platform might be most suitable. I am also interested in someone with some database skills, as well as knowledge of how to extract information from other open source databases. Writers and researchers also welcome! Pay is $15.00 an hour. The number of hours per week is negotiable. If interested, please contact me, Karen Nipps, at nipps@fas.harvard.edu.

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Substitute Reference Librarian, Goodnow Library, Sudbury, MA

The Goodnow Library seeks an energetic substitute Reference librarian to provide outstanding customer service to its patrons. Ability and enthusiasm for multi-tasking, and adapting to new technologies and services a must. The ideal candidate will be well-organized, detail oriented, able to work independently and have outstanding customer service skills. A flexible schedule, knowledge of reference sources, current popular literature, and experience with Microsoft Office are a must. Shifts will vary, but primarily include evening and weekend hours. MLS or MLS candidacy preferred. A CORI will be required for the successful candidate. $22.49/hr. to start. AA/EOE. Open until filled.

Please send a resume and cover letter to Karen Tobin at tobink@sudbury.ma.us

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Director of the Center for Digital Scholarship, Brown University, Providence, RI

Are you an experienced leader in the field of digital scholarship? Have you managed projects, practitioners, spaces, and intellectual programs? Do you thrive in a collaborative and fast-paced environment? Are you ready to lead a well-developed team of digital researchers and digital librarians?

The Brown University Library is delighted to announce a new position: the Director of its Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS). CDS is a locus for digital activities at Brown, providing expertise and training in text analysis, text encoding, data management, geospatial analysis and data, digital publishing and scholarly project management. Members of CDS partner with faculty and students on developing and sustaining digital projects. They work closely with Library staff and other groups on campus to develop digital projects and support scholarly communication. The Library recently created the Digital Scholarship Lab and Digital Studio -- collaborative spaces for faculty and students to engage in visualization, video and audio production, 3D printing, and creative teaching and research - which is managed by CDS.

We seek an enthusiastic, strategic, and well-organized leader to provide vision for the Center as well as direction and oversight for the Library's digital scholarship services, spaces, and operations. As the direct supervisor of the Data Visualization Coordinator, Digital Humanities Librarians, the Social Sciences Data Librarian, and the Scientific Data Management Specialist, the Director manages and coordinates CDS outreach and work on research projects across the disciplines. The Director develops and promotes the Library's intellectual programming related to digital scholarship and partners with members of the Library's leadership team and specialists throughout the library to integrate CDS's goals and activities into the overall services and strategic directions of the Brown University Library.

Qualifications

  • Advanced degree preferred (or equivalent experience) in the humanities, social sciences, or library or information science with a focus on digital scholarship or data curation.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in an administrative position that includes successful management and supervision of personnel, as well as demonstrated leadership, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Significant and progressively responsible experience engaging with and managing digital scholarly projects at a major academic institution.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Excellent analytical, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Experience with current technologies for digital scholarship and the ability to advise on hardware and software purchasing and implementation.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the scholarly applications of digital tools, metadata standards and data encoding standards.
  • Evidence of research or publication on topics relating to digital scholarship as well as participation in national or international committees and collaborative efforts.
  • Familiarity with recent scholarship and understanding of emergent best practices in digital scholarship.
  • Familiarity with data curation and data management practices across the disciplines.
  • Successful experience with grant writing and management.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity.

To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ131042. Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, WI

Murphy Library at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is seeking a dynamic, student-centered librarian to engage UWL first-year students in effective and innovative library instruction and programming activities. Responsibilities include delivering a substantial number of information literacy instruction sessions to undergraduates in a variety of disciplines, participating in assessment of first-year library instruction to ensure that it cultivates students' critical thinking and information literacy skills, serving as an instructional liaison to one or more UWL academic departments, managing the library's presence at new student orientation and other first-year student events, developing relationships and collaborating with campus first-year stakeholders, and collaborating with the head of instruction, outreach, and engagement librarians on activities pertaining to first-year student success. This position will participate in collegial governance, and campus and professional activities.

Salary and Rank: Competitive salary for 9-month tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Partial summer contracts may also be available.

Anticipated Starting Date: August 28, 2017.

First consideration will be given to applications received by January 13, 2017 

Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required.  For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/

UW-La Crosse is an AA/EEO employer.  Employment will require a criminal background check.

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Youth Services Librarian, Providence Community Library, Providence, RI

Salary:     $19.86 per hour
Hours:      Full-time 37 ½ hrs per week w/Benefits

Deadline: Internal applications accepted through Thursday, November 21, 2016.  Outside applications accepted until the position is filled. 

Duties:

Providence Community Library is searching for a Youth Services Librarian to work in a busy, neighborhood library.  The Youth Services Librarian plans and implements a comprehensive program of service especially, emergent literacy, to young library users, and may provide professional support to more than one neighborhood library.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  selecting and purchasing library materials aimed at children and youth, planning, developing, coordinating and executing programs designed to serve children from infants to teens; providing reader's advisory and reference assistance to parents, teachers and caregivers to develop pre-literacy and literacy skills to children; assisting patrons, particularly children and youth, in researching information on a wide variety of subjects, acting as liaison with other agencies in the community serving children to promote the library; creating a welcoming environment in the children's area which provides for enjoyable and productive use of library resources.

Qualifications: 

MLS from an ALA accredited school.  Demonstrated experience working with children is essential.   Spanish speaking is a plus.

Send resume, cover letter, and three references to:

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

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Information Products Team Member, Harvard Business School Baker Library, Boston, MA

Be a part of the Baker Library information product team Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School (Part-time; no benefits)

Key responsibilities

  • Leverage the holdings of Baker Library's digital collections and third party databases/information sources in the creation of information products
  • Business research experience including the ability to read and interpret financial statements 
  • Research, curate, and synthesize content for business topics, industries or companies
  • Business writing experience: clearly and concisely synthesize and analyze multiple sources to develop new information resources, including  bibliographic essays, company overviews and other products
  • Produce digital products using multiple platforms & formats (Silverpop, Zotero, HTML)
  • Pro-actively participate and clearly communicate in multi-step, multi-person production processes

Basic Qualifications (Required for this position):

  • Minimum 2 years of professional-level information research work experience.
  • Expert knowledge of business information sources; broad knowledge of business topics including corporate finance, accounting, business history, etc.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in the use of common tools (ex: content management systems, curation and publishing) for information access, management, analysis, and presentation.
  • Excellent organizational, writing, communication, and interpersonal skills; a superb team player

Additional Qualifications (Preferred Skills, Experience, Credentials needed for this position:

  • Desired Master's degree or equivalent graduate education in Library/Information Science, Business Administration, or other relevant discipline. 
  • Ability to take initiative and thrive in an evolving and collaborative environment and produce timely, high quality results
  • Highly developed skills in information organization, presentation and delivery; critical thinking; customer service; initiative
  • Flexible and creative in the uses and management of available resources and in identifying, evaluating, accessing, and employing new resources
  • Intermediate HTML, creative graphic design experience, photo manipulation
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment

Schedule:  17 hours per week

Salary: $25 per hour.

To apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to Jennifer Wilson, IPS Program Manager at jwilson@hbs.eduor Baker Library, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA  02163.  No phone calls please.

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Youth Services Librarian, Osterville Village Library, Osterville, MA

Be a part of a 135 year start-up! Celebrating 135 years and looking forward to the next 100 years and what it will bring!  Come join our vibrant, forward-thinking team in a new state of the art building in a beautiful seaside community. Osterville Village Library is seeking an energetic and creative professional librarian to fill the position of Youth Services Librarian. Be a part of a library and community center that values inspiring children, young adults and families with excellent quality, age-appropriate materials, assistance and programming. 

The ideal candidate is enthusiastic about working with children and teens, is a team player, and has the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment. The job includes working with kids of all ages, from birth to eighteen, as well as running the Osterville Village Library's youth programs.  The Youth Services Librarian must be tech-savvy, as the position assists patrons in the use of today's technologies (computers, portable devices, etc.).  Additionally, the position is responsible for collection development and management of materials budget for purchase of library materials.  The Youth Services Librarian will work collaboratively with the Executive Director and other staff in the creation and promotion of library events.

Definition

Responsibilities and duties include providing high-quality reference and reader's advisory services to children and teens, parents, caregivers and teachers.  We are looking for someone creative, friendly and energetic to grow our youth programming and services.  The job includes working with kids of all ages, from birth to eighteen, as well as running the Osterville Village Library's youth programs.  The Youth Services Librarian must be tech-savvy, as the position assists patrons in the use of today's technologies (computers, portable devices, etc.).  Additionally, the position is responsible for collection development and management of materials budget for purchase of library materials.  The Youth Services Librarian will work collaboratively with the Executive Director and other staff in the creation and promotion of library events. 

Work Environment

Work is performed primarily in the Lillian Dixie Morton Children's Room, where the noise level can be loud; workload is subject to season fluctuations which will require advanced planning, coordinating and publicizing of programs.  The Youth Services Librarian operates standard library equipment including computers, scanners, copiers, printers, e-readers and other equipment and technologies.  The librarian has access to confidential patron records and shall maintain the privacy of these records.  All staff monitors the appearance of the Library to ensure neatness and attractiveness for patrons.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

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

  • Develops and maintains the children and teen fiction and nonfiction collections, including books, periodicals, audio, video, multimedia, on-line databases and resources based on patron demand and current reviews, while managing budget;
  • Markets children's and teen collection to patrons with book displays;
  • Works with Executive Director and other staff to create and promote events and programs that support, engage and entertain the community;
  • Provides reference services and reader's advisory services to patrons;
  • Provides training and assistance to patrons in the use of computer hardware and software, online databases, e-readers and print and other resources;
  • Conducts community outreach to local schools to create effective partnership and bridge between school and library programs;
  • Communicates regularly with library and community groups;
  • Attends staff meetings and professional training sessions;
  • Attends CLAMS consortium meetings;
  • Represents the library on Children Services and Teen Committees;
  • Serves on library planning committees and boards;
  • Performs other duties, as required.

Education and Experience

Masters in Library Science/ Library and Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution is preferred, with one or more years of professional library or related experience.

Knowledge, Ability and Skill

  • Knowledge of contemporary technological issues and trends;
  • Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical staff and patrons;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of effective children's services techniques;
  • Knowledge of early development learning techniques and methods to engage learning in young patrons;
  • Plan and conduct programming for children to encourage and support literary;
  • Plan and conduct programming for teens to encourage and support continuous learning;
  • Knowledge and understanding of basic library policies and procedures;
  • Familiarity with a range of vendor-provided databases;
  • Incumbent must have the ability to troubleshoot and fix minor computer malfunctions and to update and utilize computer applications;
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite,;
  • Remains current on trends in library programming and collections;
  • Effective time management skills and the ability to multi-task. 

Physical Requirements

Minimum physical effort is required to perform most duties.  The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, speak, hear and use hands to operate equipment for extended periods of time.  Candidate must be able to lift and carry boxes weighing 35 pounds or to push a fully loaded book truck which could weigh in excess of 100 pounds.

Schedule

The current work week is 35 hours and the schedule includes some evenings and weekend hours per week. 

To apply, email resume and cover letter to tturner@clamsnet.org.  The position will remain open until filled.

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Information Services Specialist, Innosight, Lexington, MA

Innosight is seeking a business researcher for a part-time (~10 hours/week) role to join our team in support of Innosight's global consulting teams. The ideal candidate will have a passion for finding data and information across industries and geographies.

Innosight is a global strategy and innovation consulting firm. We collaborate with senior leaders at the world's top companies to identify and pursue new growth opportunities, build innovation capabilities, and create disruptive new products, services, and businesses. Innosight has offices in the US, Europe, and Asia.

Core Responsibilities

  • Help consultants find data and information that will support client work and proposal development efforts
  • Serve as an intermediary to specialized sources and pull relevant data and reports
  • Advise consultants on paid and free sources they can access directly
  • Respond to each consultant request in a timely manner, clarify the request, and communicate when information will be provided
  • Create awareness among the consulting staff of Innosight's research sources and provide guidance or training when appropriate

Skills & Experience

  • Experience in a management consulting or professional services environment is preferred
  • Proficiency using business research systems such as Thomson Eikon, Profound, VC funding, and patents databases is desirable
  • Experience conducting research using a variety of information sources across industries (e.g., health care, financial, industrial, consumer) and geographies (US emphasis)
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with all levels of staff in a dynamic and demanding environment
  • Flexibility to be in the office each week as well as on-call during office hours Monday through Friday; your work schedule will be discussed and confirmed once you join and may be subject to modification based on business needs
  • Customer service orientation with strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Master of Library Science with focus in business research is a plus

Application

Apply online at www.innosight.com/careers.

Location

Innosight is headquartered at 92 Hayden Avenue, Lexington (near the intersection of Rte. 2 and 95/128).

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Reading Room Assistant (two positions), Radcliffe University Schlesinger Library, Cambridge, MA

Hours: Library is open Monday through Saturday, 9 to 5. Weekly schedule to be determined, will include some Saturdays each month. 35 hours/week: January 17 hours/week: February forward

Eligibility: This position is a pre-professional position open to currently enrolled students.

Library: The Schlesinger Library draws thousands of researchers each year to study the history of women in America. The collection consists of manuscript collections of individuals, families, and organizations, with particular strengths in women's rights, suffrage, feminism, health and sexuality, social reform, and education. Some collections of note are the papers of Betty Friedan, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, June Jordan, Julia Child, Pauli Murray, and Judy Chicago, and the records of the National Organization for Women. In addition, the library's book and periodical collections cover the full range of research on women as well as writings by women. The library has a particularly strong collection of cookbooks dating from the late 18th century to the present.

Location: In Radcliffe Yard, 2 blocks from Harvard Square. The Yard is between Brattle and Garden Streets in Cambridge.

Description: These two positions will start in early January.

Under the supervision of the Research Services Department, Reading Room student assistants work in the Reading Room; help monitor Reading Room security; retrieve and reshelve books, periodicals, manuscript and audiovisual materials; scan materials for researchers; assist with checking in and returning off-site and on-site material; and other light processing projects that may arise. In addition, this person may work at the Registration Desk on the first floor.

Experience:

Required: Ability to interact well with students, faculty, researchers, and staff. Excellent attention to detail. Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Able to commit to a set weekly schedule.

Preferred: Interest in women's studies; Reading Room or other Special Collections experience.

Salary: $14.00/hour

To apply: Application deadline: December 14, 2016.

Submit cover letter, resume, and three references to:
Jennifer Fauxsmith, Research Librarian, jennifer_fauxsmith@radcliffe.harvard.edu

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Research and Instruction Librarian, California State University, Monterey Bay, Seaside, CA

California State University, Monterey Bay is seeking qualified applicants for a Research and Instruction Librarian, Sciences. This tenure-track position offers creative opportunities for a forward-looking, pragmatic, motivated librarian who will provide user-centered research and instruction services for CSUMB students and faculty. This librarian will serve as a liaison to natural sciences, including Biology, Chemistry, Marine Science, Environmental Science, and other disciplines.

The priority screening deadline is January 5, 2017. (The deadline has been extended to accommodate students graduating by August 2017).
For additional information and to apply, please visit https://csumb.peopleadmin.com/postings/2191

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Library Assistant, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA

Department Summary
The Educational Resource Center (ERC) is located in the Clement C. Maxwell Library and is open during the academic year on average 94 hours each week. The library is a busy, dynamic place with classrooms, academic and administrative offices throughout the building. The library serves all BSU students, faculty, staff, and researchers from across the country and world. The collections and services provided through the ERC are tailored primarily for students and faculty in the College of Education and Allied Studies; the ERC has resources related to the practice of education and includes the types of materials K-12 teachers may have access to in their schools.

Position Summary
Part-time assistants work a limited number of hours each week (not to exceed 20 hours) at one of two service positions--either at Reference Services or Educational Resource Center--providing excellent customer service. This position will work Saturdays, 8:30-4:00, supporting the services and needs of the Educational Resource Center.

Position Type Temporary
Essential Duties
1.) Provides general library assistance in person, electronically, or via the telephone.
2.) Assists library users with information discovery strategies, employing effective techniques for using both print and non-print resources, especially those located in the Educational Resource Center.
3.) Occasionally offers prepared instruction on research strategies and resources to classes or groups under the direction of the Education librarian.
4.) Provides limited computer assistance to library users.
5.) Ensures that the area printers are stocked with paper.
6.) Performs other duties and assists with projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to interact tactfully and skillfully with a diverse array of library users.
  • Commitment to customer service excellence.
  • Facility with a variety of library resources, especially online catalogs, databases, and electronic tools.
  • Facility with Microsoft Office applications. Ability to work independently, and to exercise good judgment and patience. Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time, to bend, stoop, and reach; may need to push book trucks.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of library reference resources and services.
  • Knowledge of educational practices and pedagogies.
  • A bachelor's degree.

Special Conditions for Eligibility
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

EEO Statement
Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

Hourly Rate (Non-Exempt) $15.00

Apply https://jobs.bridgew.edu/postings/4798

Department Summary

The Educational Resource Center (ERC) is located in the Clement C. Maxwell Library and is open during the academic year on average 94 hours each week. The library is a busy, dynamic place with classrooms, academic and administrative offices throughout the building. The library serves all BSUstudents, faculty, staff, and researchers from across the country and world. The collections and services provided through the ERC are tailored primarily for students and faculty in the College of Education and Allied Studies; the ERC has resources related to the practice of education and includes the types of materials K-12 teachers may have access to in their schools.

Position Summary

Part-time assistants work a limited number of hours each week (not to exceed 20 hours) at one of two service positions--either at Reference Services or Educational Resource Center--providing excellent customer service. This position will work Saturdays, 8:30-4:00, supporting the services and needs of the Educational Resource Center.

Position Type Temporary
Essential Duties

1.) Provides general library assistance in person, electronically, or via the telephone. 
2.) Assists library users with information discovery strategies, employing effective techniques for using both print and non-print resources, especially those located in the Educational Resource Center.
3.) Occasionally offers prepared instruction on research strategies and resources to classes or groups under the direction of the Education librarian.
4.) Provides limited computer assistance to library users.
5.) Ensures that the area printers are stocked with paper. 
6.) Performs other duties and assists with projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Effective interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to interact tactfully and skillfully with a diverse array of library users. 
Commitment to customer service excellence. 
Facility with a variety of library resources, especially online catalogs, databases, and electronic tools. 
Facility with Microsoft Office applications. Ability to work independently, and to exercise good judgment and patience. Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time, to bend, stoop, and reach; may need to push book trucks.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of library reference resources and services.
Knowledge of educational practices and pedagogies.
A bachelor's degree.

Work Environment
Special Conditions for Eligibility

Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

EEO Statement

Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

Hourly Rate (Non-Exempt) $15.00

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

The University of Washington Libraries seeks a creative and collaborative librarian to join a strong team of librarians, faculty, and staff who are committed to innovation in teaching, learning and research.

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.

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON BOTHELL AND CASCADIA COLLEGE LIBRARY 

http://library.uwb.edu

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

The University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College Campus Library serves one of the most ethnically diverse higher education communities in the state. Librarians and library staff work collaboratively to provide culturally relevant services and resources that reflect the diversity of our campus community, and to foster an inclusive learning environment for our users. Information about the Library's Equity, Diversity, and Social Justice program is available here:http://libguides.uwb.edu/libraryEDSJteam

THE POSITION

Under the general direction of the Head of Teaching and Learning, this position will partner with colleagues within the Library and across the campus to develop, deliver, and assess in-person and online instruction that integrates information literacy into the curriculum, and will utilize learning technologies and pedagogies in support of student learning.


SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Provides classroom and online instruction for targeted courses within the Library's integrated information literacy curriculum at the lower division, including College 101 and English 102 at Cascadia College, and Discovery Core and Research Writing classes in the first year program at UW Bothell.  
  • Serve as a liaison to undergraduate and graduate faculty and students in subject areas to be determined based on emerging needs of the unit and prior experience.
  • In consultation with the Head of Collections, will select print and electronic materials for the undergraduate and graduate curricula, informed by the larger research collections across the UW Libraries and regional consortia. Includes collaborative tri-campus efforts with counterpart colleagues at UW Seattle and UW Tacoma to meet collection needs for each campus.
  • In consultation with the Head of Research Services, will provide assistance for a range of research inquiries in the Library's Information Commons and online through the UW Libraries' email and chat reference services.
  • Occasional evening and weekend reference and instruction work will be required.
  • Librarians are expected to play an active role in planning and assessing library services, and to take responsibility for his/her professional development in pursuit of promotion and continuing appointment.
  • Some travel will be required. 

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 experience or interest in the provision of instruction services in a college or university setting. Familiarity with information literacy concepts, trends, pedagogies, and assessment.

Preferred

  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging instructional technologies and online learning pedagogies in support of hybrid and online instruction.
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge in the provision of reference services to college or university students, in person and online. Strong user centered public service philosophy.
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge in working with students from diverse backgrounds, interests, and abilities who possess a wide range of educational goals. 
  • Ability to work in a team environment where consultation, flexibility, creativity, collaboration, and cooperation are essential. Commitment to continually seeking improvement in services, collections, and facilities.  
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

SALARY

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

RANK

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

BENEFITS

Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 24 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state or local income tax.

APPLICATION PROCESS

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

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Assistant Director, Libraries Academic Human Resources).  Please also address in your cover letter how your qualifications and experience inform your ability to work with diverse students, faculty, and staff. 
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements).
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses).
  • Teaching Statement: Provide a separate statement of no more than one page addressing your general teaching philosophy and commitment to teaching information literacy.
  • Please use "Librarian Application: Bothell Research & Instruction 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, January 6, 2017.

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

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

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

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

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Horblit Project Cataloger, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Supervisor: Associate Librarian of Houghton Library for Technical Services
Department: Houghton Library
Full or Part Time: Full time

SUMMARY: Reporting to the Associate Librarian of Houghton Library for Technical Services, the Horblit Project Cataloger performs original and complex copy cataloging of the photograph portion of the Horblit Collection of Early Photography and coordinates the digitization of the collection. Note: This is a 2 year term position.

The Harrison D. Horblit Collection of Early Photography came to Houghton Library in 1995 as the gift of Mrs. Harrison D. Horblit and is one of the premier collections of early photographs. Harrison Horblit (1912-1988, Harvard College Class of 1933) began collecting early photography as a result of his interest in the history of science and technology. The photography collection, over 7000 items, begins with some of the earliest photographic negatives and prints, daguerreotypes, and early works describing the invention of photography. It includes examples of all the photographic processes used in the nineteenth century and the images represent all the major photographers of that era.

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

  • Working in ArtStor's Shared Shelf, upgrades existing catalog records for ca. 3,500 individual photographic prints or paper negatives.
  • Catalogs several collections of architectural study prints, totaling ca. 1,400 items.
  • Catalogs miscellaneous objects in the collection, such as cameras, stereoscopes, etc.
  • Performs additional research on photographs and prints as needed.
  • Helps identify conservation and storage needs of the collection, performs rehousing and relabeling of the collection as needed and ensures proper handling of fragile materials.
  • Coordinates with Imaging Services Staff to prepare batches of photographs for digitization, performs quality control check on images and links images to descriptive records.
  • May catalog other photograph collections in the Houghton Library, time permitting.
  • Consults with the Curator of Printing & Graphic Arts and staff from the Preservation and Imaging Services to ensure project success.
  • Keeps statistics and writes monthly progress reports.
  • As time permits, develops web exhibitions and other mechanisms to promote awareness and engagement with the collections.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B.A., M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited academic program required.
  • Two years of experience with photograph cataloging, or related cataloging experience.
  • Working knowledge of DCRM(G), TGM/AAT, LCNAF, and LCSH.
  • Working knowledge of one European language, preferably Italian or French.
  • Knowledge of photographic processes and the history of photography essential.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience with VRA.
  • Experience in an academic or research library preferred.
  • Experience with ArtStor's Shared Shelf preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
  • Understanding of current developments within the archival profession and demonstrated commitment to engage in ongoing professional development and service to the profession.
  • Flexibility and the capacity to thrive in a changing working environment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • This position requires lifting and moving of materials weighing up to 40 pounds and pushing heavily loaded book trucks.
  • Work is performed in an area with library materials that may contain allergens or irritants such as paper dust and/or mold.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work is performed in an office setting within a library.

 

To learn more or apply for this role, please visit: http://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs
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Call for Proposals: Summit on Libraries Serving Refugees and Asylum Seekers

The Mortenson Center for International Library Programs and the American Library Association invite you to the Project Welcome: Libraries Serving Refugees and Asylum Seekers Summit on February 6, 2017 in Chicago.  At the meeting we will learn from and with US and international librarians, international and national governmental agencies, and domestic resettlement and social services about the information needs of refugees and asylum seekers and the library services needed to support and empower them in their resettlement and integration process.  The information will be used to identify priorities and gaps, develop recommendations and an action plan for library services to refugees and asylum seekers.

You are also invited to participate by presenting a poster.  Please read the call for poster below.

For more information on the Summit and  Project Welcome, a one-year IMLS-funded planning grant (May 2016 - April 2017), see  https://publish.illinois.edu/projectwelcome/

Call for Posters

Are you delivering innovative and successful library-based programs or services for refugees and asylum seekers?  Have you conducted research on the library and information needs of refugees and asylum seekers?

You are invited to submit a poster proposal to present and share your best practices or research with attendees at the Project Welcome: Libraries Serving Refugees and Asylum Seekers Summit, February 6, 2016.  All poster presenters need to register for the Summit.

Proposal Submissions

Please complete the online application form http://tinyurl.com/pw-summit-posterproposal by the December 14, 2016 deadline.

Project Coordinators: Clara M. Chu and Susan Schnuer, Mortenson Center for International Library Program

Project Partners: Michael Dowling and Jody Gray, American Library Association

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Summer Internship, National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum, Cooperstown, NY

The National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum is seeking applicants for the 2017 Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program, an annual ten week summer internship.  There are internships in multiple areas of the library field, including Digital Strategy, Library Research, Manuscript Archives and Photo Archives.

All Steele interns receive a bi-weekly stipend during the program and access to affordable student housing.  College credit may also be awarded.

For more information about the available positions and how to apply, please visit baseballhall.org/intern.

The application deadline for the Program is January 31, 2017.

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Library Assistant, Amesbury Public Library, Amesbury, MA

Summary Statement of Duties: 

Under the supervision of the Head of Circulation, assist in all aspects of the operation of the department.

Responsibilities include:

  • Staffing the circulation desk, answering or referring patron questions as required, shelving and other tasks. Ability to work independently a must. 
  • Perform basic reader's advisory assistance in the recommendation and retrieval of materials.  Refer reference and research questions to the reference librarian on duty. Assist patrons with questions on the online catalog, reserving books and other related assistance.
  • Must be computer literate and possess good public service skills. 
  • 35 hours per week including days, evenings and some Saturday work required.  

Salary OPEIU Grade 6, Step 1.  Full Benefits 

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma required; Bachelor's degree preferred. Computer skills essential. 

For full job description please go to this link: http://www.amesburyma.gov/

To Apply

Send or email resume and letter of application to:
Erin Matlin, Director
Amesbury Public Library
149 Main Street
Amesbury, MA 01913
ematlin@amesburylibrary.org

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Institutional Archives Intern, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

The Institutional Archives of the Art Institute of Chicago were established in 1987 as a department within the structure of the Ryerson Library. The department preserves, accumulates and manages the documentation of the corporate history of the Museum and the School.

Internship opportunities are available in the following areas:

Records Management

  • Assisting the Archivist in all aspects of records management, including data entry, database management, logistic support to various school and museum departments, interaction with vendors.

Digitization of Art Institute publications and photographs

  • Hands-on scanning of historic publications and photographs
  • Composing metadata and attaching these to the pdfs in preparation of web-release
  • Periodically updating website

Processing of archival collections

  • Packing and handling, organizing, re-housing and compiling finding-aids (= archival inventories) of collections of personal papers of artists and individuals affiliated with the Art Institute (teachers, curators, donors, trustees)

A combination of the above three fields is possible.

Qualifications

The Institutional Archives are looking for energetic interns who can work a flexible schedule, who enjoy the museum, archives and library environment and who are able to work at least a summer or a semester's length of time.

We are willing to work with any level college student. Majors which would best fit the internship include: Library Sciences, Information Technology, Art History, Fine Arts, Anthropology, Museum Studies, but we are open to others who may be interested in the broader cultural world or non-profit work.

Intern Information

Length of Program: Semester long internships
Compensation: Unpaid
College Credit: Available
Hours: Approximately 10-15 hours a week

WE ARE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE SPRING 2017 AND SUMMER 2017 (Please indicate for which term you are applying for in your resume or cover letter)

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Archive Practicum Intern, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Founded in 1901, The Ryerson and Burnham Libraries is the third largest art research library in the United States. The Archives' mission is to collect artists' and architects' papers that complement and extend both the 400,000+ volumes of the Libraries' collection as well as the permanent collections of the museum's curatorial departments. The Archives' collections are notably strong in late 19th- and 20th-century American architecture, with particular depth in Midwest architecture. Architects such as Edward Bennett, Daniel Burnham, Bruce Goff, Bertrand Goldberg, Ludwig Hilberseimer, Mies van der Rohe, Louis Sullivan, and Frank Lloyd Wright are represented in a broad range of papers. As well, the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago is documented through photographs by C.D. Arnold and through a small collection of ephemera. The Century of Progress International Exposition of 1933-1934 in Chicago and the World's Fair of 1939 in New York are also each represented in an individual archive. The Historic Architecture and Landscape Image Collection (HALIC), a large collection of mounted photographic prints and lantern slides, provides valuable historic records of American architecture, landscape design, and urban planning. Other significant collections include the papers of artists, designers and scholars such as Ivan Albright, Irving Penn and George Collins.

A few of the many valuable experiences we may offer a graduate student with interest in Archives are:

  • Survey, arrange, process, and provide preservation and intellectual access to large and small collections. Add accruals to existing collections; evaluate and reorganize existing collections to better facilitate access accordingly.
  • Review and update existing finding aids and encode new finding aids in EAD.
  • Assist in the establishment, organization, editing, and application of metadata for new and existing digital objects. Digitize collection items when appropriate and develop content for online exhibits, publications, and other uses as required.
  • Assist patrons and researchers in navigating collections on-site and online; respond to email research inquiries.

It is our goal to create Library Practicum and Internship experiences that are tailored to meet the needs and the career goals of each individual student.


Qualifications

Library and Information Science students are preferred, but we also consider anyone who has had work or internship experience in archives, libraries, museums or who are students or graduates in associated fields such Museum Studies, Architectural History or Architectural Preservation.


Intern Information

Length of Program: Semester long internships

Compensation: Unpaid

College Credit: Available

Questions? Please call or email Nathaniel Parks, Assistant Archivist nparks@artic.edu, 312.857.7676.

WE ARE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE SPRING AND SUMMER 2017

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Technical Services Intern, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Internships are available in various units of the Libraries. Projects can be designed to fit practicum or internship requirements for MLS and other academic or professional programs providing field experience. Upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, or students in professional programs interested in pursuing careers in libraries, visual resource collections, or archival collections are encouraged to apply for internships. Projects completed during an internship will vary depending on the department within the Libraries the intern is placed.

Technical Services:
Working with a librarian in the relevant area, design and complete a special project in acquisitions, cataloging, or serials.

Qualifications

Upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, or students in professional programs; commitment to excellence. Good communication and interpersonal skills; knowledge of art or architecture history; good organizational skills, previous library experience.


Intern Information

Length of Program: Flexible to fit program requirements

Compensation: Unpaid

College Credit: Available

Hours: At least 1 day per week, 9:00-5:00 Monday-Friday

Application Deadline: Open

Contact Karen Stafford at 312/443-3914 or kstafford2@artic.edu for more information.

WE ARE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE SPRING AND SUMMER, 2017 (Please clarify the term you are applying for in your resume or cover letter)

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Youth and Family Services Coordinator (Part-Time), Suffolk Public Library, Suffolk, MA

Serves as coordinator and supervisor of a specialized area such as Early Literacy, Youth and Family Services, Young Adult, and Outreach. Responsible for planning, coordinating, and evaluating the assigned area and ensures that all services are in alignment with the library's strategic goals and are implemented effectively.

Typical Qualifications A combination of higher education and/or experience equivalent to 7 years, 3 of which must have been in the specific specialized area of the position, a library setting, or closely related field and 1 - 2 of which contained supervisory responsibilities; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.  Requires a valid driver's license.

Apply now. Position closes at 12:00pm on December 6.

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Emerging Technologies Librarian, Suffolk Public Library, Suffolk, MA

We believe in connecting individuals and groups to information, ideas and experiences in any way possible, and we are looking for an innovative individual ready to think big about new ways of enhancing and providing library services. We are looking for someone who is an enthusiastic user of technology in their personal and professional life and enjoys exploring, identifying and evaluating emerging trends and applying them in a library setting. 

Qualications Master's degree in an ALA accredited program in Library Science (or ability to obtain no later than date of hire) and some customer service experience required, library experience preferred; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities. Requires a valid driver's license.

Apply now. Position closes at 12:00pm on December 6.

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill SILS Summer Seminars

Registration is now open for The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill SILS summer seminars to London, Prague, and (new this year!) Dublin and Berlin. These two-week seminars are open to graduate level library and information science students, as well as professionals with an interest in international librarianship. For students, the option to take the seminar for (3) hours of credit is offered. The deadline to register is FEBRUARY 15, 2017. Our seminars tend to fill quickly. Early registration is encouraged!

NEW! THE DUBLIN AND BERLIN SUMMER SEMINAR (May 22 - June 6, 2017)
Our only multi-city seminar focused on Information Science, this program will focus on the ways information gathering, dissemination, privacy, and security affect business. In both cities students will participate in business visits. While we are still confirming the exact locations, possibilities include Facebook, Red Hat, Google, and others. There will also be an organized daytrip to Potsdam, which includes a visit to Sanssouci Palace and park (a UNESCO world heritage site). Participants will also take part in cultural activities. The program is in partnership with University College Dublin and Humboldt University of Berlin, and participants will spend time on each iSchool's campus. It will be offered for 3 hours of academic credit, and participants will be accompanied by UNC SILS faculty and staff, as well as staff from IES Abroad<https://www.iesabroad.org/study-abroad/about>.


  *   To register for Dublin/Berlin, visit: http://tinyurl.com/jz5g7fb.
     *   To learn more about the summer seminar in Dublin/Berlin (including a sample schedule and syllabus), visit: https://sils.unc.edu/programs/international/dublinberlin.

THE PRAGUE SUMMER SEMINAR (May 21 - June 3, 2017)
This summer seminar allows library professionals to explore the past, present and future of libraries and librarianship in the heart of one of the world's most remarkable, yet largely undiscovered, countries. During this two-week, residential summer program, participants will enjoy lectures and tours related to librarianship in this culturally and academically rich country. Participants also experience firsthand how the democratization of the Czech Republic, formerly a communist state, has affected the accessibility of information, in both print and electronic forms. In addition to visiting libraries and museums in Prague, the group will also make trips to visit two UNESCO World Heritage sites, Kroměříž (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/860<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__whc.unesco.org_en_list_860&d=BQMFBA&c=8hUWFZcy2Z-Za5rBPlktOQ&r=MBpp_QCFXE3kxi6Hf1QLxbFyNw1UKtUZeKSlJdEGU0s&m=Egl42b2QrerrLWeGoSN4AnEaSLsu8cttZ3AvhPjPDyI&s=V45Bon1oGhXb-7QOrlCdkhOsevjrGTXElskhP_u6uH4&e=>) and Český Krumlov (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/617<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__whc.unesco.org_en_list_617&d=BQMFBA&c=8hUWFZcy2Z-Za5rBPlktOQ&r=MBpp_QCFXE3kxi6Hf1QLxbFyNw1UKtUZeKSlJdEGU0s&m=Egl42b2QrerrLWeGoSN4AnEaSLsu8cttZ3AvhPjPDyI&s=InZn0VhEK7TuTr0o94cB1DuUnrFKc0wqx777JESmARE&e=>) with their historic libraries, castles and gardens. Accommodation in the center of Prague allows participants to explore this historic and absorbing capital city during the week, and the surrounding countryside during their free time on the weekends. This seminar has been offered each summer by UNC and Charles University in Prague since 2002.


  *   To register for Prague, visit: http://tinyurl.com/jvyvd4o.
     *   To learn more about the summer seminar in Prague (including a sample schedule and syllabus), visit: http://sils.unc.edu/programs/international/prague<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__sils.unc.edu_programs_international_prague&d=BQMFBA&c=8hUWFZcy2Z-Za5rBPlktOQ&r=MBpp_QCFXE3kxi6Hf1QLxbFyNw1UKtUZeKSlJdEGU0s&m=Egl42b2QrerrLWeGoSN4AnEaSLsu8cttZ3AvhPjPDyI&s=_8LWQE9aDjPx5puF_3zpd0N4rdgKsLAQz3MFD57jDZQ&e=>.

THE LONDON SUMMER SEMINAR (May 21 - June 3, 2017)
The London Summer Seminar is offered by SILS and the Department of Information Studies at University College London (UCL), the largest and one of the most highly ranked LIS Schools in the United Kingdom. The seminar will be held in London, and will feature lectures and presentations at UCL as well as tours of libraries and cultural heritage institutions in England. Although most of the program will take place in London, there will be day trips to visit the university libraries at both Oxford and Cambridge. In London, participants will tour behind the scenes at the British Library, the National Archives, the Imperial War Museum (including its library) and the Wellcome Library (including the History of Medicine Collection). Visits will be made to other types of libraries and there will be presentations from experts in the field of librarianship in Great Britain. There will also be guided tours of UCL and the Bloomsbury area of London. Some free time will be built into the program so that participants can explore London and surrounding countries, and visit other libraries and cultural institutions of their choice.


  *   To register for London, visit: http://tinyurl.com/h4zobd4.
     *   To learn more about the summer seminar in London (including a sample schedule and syllabus), visit: http://sils.unc.edu/programs/international/london<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__sils.unc.edu_programs_international_london&d=BQMFBA&c=8hUWFZcy2Z-Za5rBPlktOQ&r=MBpp_QCFXE3kxi6Hf1QLxbFyNw1UKtUZeKSlJdEGU0s&m=Egl42b2QrerrLWeGoSN4AnEaSLsu8cttZ3AvhPjPDyI&s=4Kv8KphHnbTC87sx6kbMtUL4n4GDNKU2EDpp_W1teQs&e=>.


If you have any questions about the seminars, please contact Kaitlyn Murphy, SILS International Programs Coordinator, by e-mail at kmurphy@unc.edu<mailto:kmurphy@unc.edu>. These popular seminars are open on a first come, first served basis. Early registration is encouraged.

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Maker Space Coordinator/Maker-in-Residence, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

The Maker Space Coordinator/ Maker-in-Residence supports students, faculty, and staff in exploring new technologies, learning new skills, and furthering innovation through the use of the equipment, software, and tools available in our newly created maker space.

Essential duties and responsibilities of this position include the following:

  • Partner with faculty leaders in growing maker culture on a liberal arts campus by demonstrating and sharing the value maker technologies.
  • Assist undergraduate student and faculty use of equipment and tools, ensure safety, and ensure compliance with the rules and policies of the workspace.
  • Provide safety and equipment training to student workers as well one-on-one and group instruction for other students and faculty.
  • Organize and maintain workspace and equipment, which includes a 120-watt laser cutter, a 5-axis CNC router, 3D printers, a programmable jacquard loom, and a variety of standard shop machines and hand tools.
  • Collaborate with faculty and student workers to develop documentation, videos or other support materials.

In addition to these duties, this position provides access as Maker-in-Residence to the maker space and its resources with encouragement for the development, creation, and exhibition of original work.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in an applicable field
  • Demonstrated ability providing one-on-one or small group instruction
  • Experience with two or more of the following technologies:
    • 3D printing, laser cutting and engraving, Raspberry Pi or Arduino, digitization or 3D scanning, digital design software, CNC fabrication or related DIY/makerspace technologies
  • Ability to engage effectively with an ethnically and culturally diverse student population
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience working in a maker space, lab, or fabrication environment
  • Experience working with students in an academic environment

https://jobs.wheatoncollege.edu/postings/1912

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