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Library Aide, Newport Public Library, Newport, RI

The Newport Public Library is seeking a versatile, enthusiastic full time Library Aide at Circulation.  The ideal candidate would have strong technology skills and be open to change and new ideas.  This position would assist in the provision of public services and use varied types of equipment including many technical programs to support public services for our Library.  Schedule includes evenings and alternating Fridays and Saturdays.  Qualifications include familiarity with computers, printers, photocopies and advanced technology, strong customer service skills, interest in books and reading and library circulation experience.  Bachelor's Degree preferred.  Submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references by May 5, 2017 to ashepherd@newportlibraryri.org

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Dean of Library Services, Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield, MA

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

Job Description:

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

Springfield Technical Community College seeks applicants for the position of the Dean of Library Services.  The person filling this position is committed to student success in one of the most important and visible departments at the College. Working with and under the supervision of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, this dean is responsible for the overall leadership of and administration of the college's library with the primary goal of supporting students, faculty and staff.  The ideal candidate provides innovative leadership in a collaborative environment to meet the information needs of the college community, working with other areas on enhancing student information literacy, while supervising and managing all library staff. The Library serves as a liaison, working across all divisions. The Dean will implement management practices and processes which maximize personnel and supportive resources in the achievement of the Library's goals, which align the College's goals outlined in the Student Success Plan. Currently, the Library offers circulation and reference services, as well as a small but expanding digital archive, and a successful ChromeBook and Hot-Spot loan program.  This dean will oversee the library's move within in the next couple of years to its new location in the Ira H. Rubenzahl Learning Commons, as well as the continuously evolving role of the Library at the college. Strong communication and organizational skills, sensitivity to staff members' reaction to change, and adherence to the collective bargaining agreements under which several staff members work are key.

Given the diverse population of the Greater Springfield region, this Dean must demonstrate a strong commitment to the value of recruiting staff that reflect the community. This Dean works together with faculty and staff to create an atmosphere of trust and respect in which all can succeed.

Under the supervision of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean of Library Services will demonstrate excellence in the following areas:

Leadership:

  • Establishes division goals, in conjunction with Library staff, the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Academic Affairs Council, faculty and staff, which are consistent with the College's Student Success Plan and the College's mission.

  • Recruits, hires, and supports diverse staff for the Library.

  • Collaborates with faculty, other deans and college staff on initiatives to increase support for students and faculty.

  • Understands, values, and acts according to the wide-range of needs are found in a diverse student population, appreciating the expectations our students bring to their engagements with the Library.

Management: 

  • Coordinates and directs staff, programs, services and facilities in support of the educational and informational needs of the college community

  • Develops and meets the long range and strategic plans of the campus.

  • Submits promptly and in proper form all reports and requests as set forth by the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

  • Attend all meetings as required;

  • Schedules and leads regular staff meetings.

  • Articulates with other deans on personnel and academic matters of mutual concern.

  • Articulates with other divisions and outside agencies or institutions as appropriate, on matters related to the library.

Program Support and Assessment:

  • Ensures that library services and collections meet requirements for national program accreditations.

  • Coordinates and implements mechanisms to assess the role of the library and information literacy in student success.

  • Coordinates and directs staff, programs, services and facilities in support of the educational and information needs of the college community.

  • Assumes  the  administrative  responsibility  for  long range  planning  with  respect  to  all Library matters and 2-5 year curriculum  goals and articulation the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

  • Ensures that library services and collections meet requirements for national program accreditations.

  • Prepares annual reports inclusive of statistical data, initiatives, and outcomes.

Personnel:

  • Thinks strategically and creatively about approaches to hiring, staffing, and professional development for all Library staff.

  • Recruits, hire, manages, and evaluates, library staff.

  • Promotes and facilitates library staff participation in campus/off-campus events and professional development activities.

  • Prepares  evaluations   of  all Library personnel  as  specified  in  the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreements, and recommends  retention,  non-retention,  professional  advancement,  and, when appropriate, tenure  to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

  • Mediates staff grievances when necessary based on contract provisions.

  • Facilities:

  • Creates and updates regularly a master plan for the Library.

  • Forwards recommendations on department instructional space needs to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

  • Ensures utilization and proper maintenance of specialized learning equipment and materials.

Fiscal:

  • Develops and administers budgets for library materials, personnel and services.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serves on college committees and task forces.

  • Advocates for the library on campus and for libraries statewide.

  • Represents the college by active participation in a number of related library organizations, networks and cooperative groups.

  • Performs special projects and related responsibilities as initiated and requested.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Master's degree from ALA accredited institution.

  • Minimum of 5 years of substantial and progressive administrative and supervisory experience in an academic library.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in strategic, fiscal, and facilities management, including program development and evaluation of library personnel.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of library operations, systems, policies, procedures, standards and trends in academic libraries.

  • Knowledge of information technology and systems as they apply in the academic library environment.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills.

  • Specific experience in community college library administration.

  • Experience with diverse library consortia.

  • Experience in collaborative and innovative management.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

Directly supervises the activities and performance of all library staff.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Springfield's policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Additional Information:

SALARY:                 To be determined based on experience
BENEFITS:             Yes - State benefits
UNIT:                       Non Unit Professional
GRANT FUNDED:    No
CLOSING DATE:     May 19, 2017

Application Instructions:

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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Social Sciences Research and Instruction Librarian, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution, is accepting applications for research and instruction librarian - social sciences to join the team in the Harold F. Johnson Library.

The research and instruction librarian - social sciences is the library liaison to the school of Critical Social Inquiry (CSI) which encompasses the disciplines of law, social policy, political philosophy, ethnography, clinical and developmental psychology, gender studies, education, history, urban studies, economics, and multiple cultural studies.  An integral member of a small team of engaged and innovative librarians, the librarian provides reference, information literacy instruction, collection development and faculty liaison services in social science to the Hampshire community. The librarian leads coordination of library resources to first year and new student programs, and is the librarian's team representative leading outreach to tutorial faculty as well as orientation sessions for transfer students, international students and Baldwin scholars. This position serves as the lead librarian for InfoBar coverage, and provides walk-in research consultation support. The research and instruction librarian - social sciences develops an innovative collection to support students in CSI. The librarian will contribute to Hampshire College Library's work toward eliminating oppression in all its forms, and creating a respectful environment that will feel accessible and safe to all students.

Position requires an MLS from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent. One year of job-related experience is also required. The ideal candidate will have strong oral and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills; relation management skills as part of a collaborative team environment for many on-campus and off-campus committees and task forces; and ability to work with autonomy and prioritize myriad responsibilities. Candidate must have relevant academic background pertaining to disciplines noted above and demonstrated experience working with people from many backgrounds and empowering students of all abilities.  The librarian must have a deep commitment to and experience with research and instruction in an academic community; knowledge and experience with trends in higher education and academic libraries; experience with collection development, and acquisitions. We seek particular strengths and demonstrated talent for teaching and collaborating with faculty.  Candidate will need technical skills that include familiarity with accessing and managing social sciences data, creating LibGuides and web pages, bibliographic citation management systems, library metadata knowledge, Wordpress and other blogs, social media, and the ability to identify new technologies and skills to adopt as the information world changes continually. Collaborative teamwork is an essential aspect of the position as is a commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds and empowering students of all abilities.

This is a full time, 12 month benefited position which holds a grade 7 in the Hampshire College staff salary grading schedule. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits program. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu/

www.hampshire.edu

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.

 

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Library Assistant, Concord Academy, Concord, MA

Concord Academy, an independent college preparatory school for grades 9 through 12 located in Concord, Massachusetts, is seeking to appoint a part-time  Library Assistant starting in August 2017. Chartered in 1922, the School currently enrolls approximately 368 boarding and day students from ten countries and territories and fifteen states.

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

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

Interested candidates are asked to send a cover letter and resume to:
Jenny Chandler
Dean of Faculty
HR+library@concordacademy.org

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

 

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Collection Development Analyst, EBSCO, Ipswich, MA

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.


The Collection Development Analyst will support the title selection, subject headings, and evaluation processes associated with H.W. Wilson Core Collections, Book Review Digest, and Sears List of Subject Headings.  The Analyst applies knowledge and skills to manage and ensure the high quality, completeness, accuracy, and currency of the content included in the products mentioned above and performs competitive intelligence for all related content.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for maintaining in-house databases, including MA Access management, data entry, querying and exporting content, creating and maintaining automation routines, including updates and exports.  Important duties will include: database cleanup, database management, quality control over data entering the database.
  • Assist in implementing and refining policies and strategies for title-level collection development, cataloging, and indexing.
  • Perform various product level quality control measures to ensure overall integrity of title selection database.
  • Interact with content repositories.
  • Work with internal groups to assure timely transmission of data, product schedules and title management (including description updates, new title suggestions, title replacements, etc.)
  • Utilizes existing Editorial tools and workflow to interact with content repositories, including addition and updating of content.
  • Monitors source web sites for new or updated content.
  • Assist in creation of cataloging records for Core Collections --as needed.
  • Contribute to indexing of book records using Sears List of Subject Headings and Dewey Decimal Classification System.
  • Update metadata associated with book records.
  • Additional projects as required.

Skills

Requirements:

  • Master of Library and Information Science or equivalent
  • 1-3 years of library work experience
  • Experience (1-3 years) and/ or thorough knowledge of collection development, cataloging, and classification principles and practices
  • Familiarity with bibliographic metadata. Knowledge of the publishing industry and/or publishing taxonomies
  • Reading interest in a wide variety of books, genres, and reading levels
  • Intermediate to advanced MS Office skills, some experience with MS Access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years of library work experience
  • 2-4 years of collection development, cataloging, and classification experience
  • Knowledge of the publishing industry
  • Intermediate to advanced MS Access skills
  • Ability to create and use macros, queries, or write scripts to manage data
  • Ability to function in a team environment and manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to identify relevant content for specific library markets
  • Experience with categorizing titles into predefined categories, standardized classifications
  • Flexibility and the capacity to embrace change in a dynamic and evolving organization
  • Demonstrated problem-solving, work-flow analysis, and project management skills
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Ability to be flexible and creative in approaching daily projects
  • Excellent communication skills, including professional manner in speaking and writing
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Willingness to learn new software and systems to accomplish projects
  • Positive attitude and a team player
  • Interest in the competitive publishing landscape

Collection Development Analyst, full time, located in Ipswich, MA. https://www.ebscohost.com/careers1/jobs.php   Job ID #9614.

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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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Call for Proposals: Digital Humanities 2017 Workshop

Overview

Humanities scholars have historically used archives that include restricted or privacy-sensitive collections in order to conduct their investigations about sensitive topics. The recent developments in digitization and dissemination technologies present the possibility of making archival collections broadly available. Furthermore, collections of new, born-digital documents will be readily available to support and enhance scholarship. However, such access has also exacerbated threats to the privacy of individuals named in these records. Examples of such privacy-sensitive records include mental health institutional records, prison records, records of the Truth and reconciliation commissions, Nazi archives, and the Guatemalan national police archives. Access to paper records is protected by distance, physical barriers, and varying state and national policies and laws. In some cases, the legal frameworks for digital records are substantially less clear than those for physical records. Furthermore, the online availability of such records has a potential to stigmatize or embarrass the families or descendants of those named in the records when they bear no responsibility for the acts or health conditions of the named individuals, raising ethical issues in providing broad, open access to these records. In addition to scholars, demographics such as family members, journalists, social services providers, and policy makers can all benefit from access to these historical collections.

Topics

We invite scholars and practitioners who work with or are interested in issues surrounding humanities scholarship supported or enhanced by digital, privacy-sensitive collection to contribute to and participate in this workshop. A non-exhaustive list of topics includes:

  • Digitization, curation, and preservation of privacy-sensitive collections
  • Theoretical and metadata models
  • Policies, workflows, and protections for accessing materials
  • Issues in using cloud services for privacy-sensitive materials storage and scholarship
  • Scholarly information behavior and needs
  • Models that recognize diverse user needs (for example, aggregate data, individual information)
  • Institutional and political negotiations surrounding access to privacy-sensitive collections
  • Mechanisms and models for data retrieval from handwritten documents
  • Privacy-aware digital repository architectures
  • Privacy-aware crowdsourcing and transcription methods
  • Privacy issues in designing user interfaces and data visualizations
  • Privacy mitigation in data analytics and presentation
  • Evaluation of existing software, infrastructure, and techniques
  • Social justice issues and non-scholarly outcomes of work with restricted collection

Proposals: formats and submission
All contributions must be written in English.
We encourage you to submit proposals for:

  • full papers (up to 3,000 words, exclusive of references)*: submissions that report on mature work or stake out a position in an area of interest
  • work-in-progess papers (up to 1,500 words, exclusive of references)*: submissions that present early results or a nascent project

Please submit papers via the workshop's*EasyChair submission page*:https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pc4ds2017.

Important dates:

  • May 15*: due date for all proposals
  • May 31*: Notification of acceptance
  • June 7*(expected): Early registration date for DH 2017 ends (workshop participants must register for both the conference and the workshop)
  • August 1*: Submission of final, camera-ready papers
  •  August 7/8*: PC4DS 2017 Workshop

Program Committee (evolving)
Donald Fyson, Departement des sciences historiques, University Laval Pat Galloway, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin Unmil Karadkar, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin

Organizers

Please contact us in case of questions. 
Unmil Karadkar (unmil@ischool.utexas.edu)
King Davis(king.davis@austin.utexas.edu)

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Greenhouse Studios Design Technologist, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

The UConn Library is pleased to announce the posting of a newly created two-year position, Greenhouse Studios Design Technologist (Media Producer I, UCP 6).  The position is currently on UConn Jobs (http://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/, please reference Job ID 2017504) and you can find the full description on our site at http://lib.uconn.edu/about/employment-opportunities/professional/.   Please see below for details, we encourage you to share and promote this posting.

The UConn Library is expanding its commitment to scholarly communications and is seeking to fill the new role of Greenhouse Studios Design Technologist with a flexible, collaborative, self-directive, and innovative individual.  This is a two year, grant funded position and the successful candidate will serve as a foundational member of a team of researchers taking on a major Mellon-funded initiative to redefine scholarly communication in the digital age. 

Under the general supervision of the Scholarly Communications Design Studio Coordinator, the Design Technologist supports the collaborative creation and implementation of scholarly work for Greenhouse Studios | Scholarly Communications Design at the UConn Library.  Greenhouse Studios is a joint effort of the UConn Library, School of Fine Arts, and the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute, with each contributing resources and personnel to advance scholarly communications research.  As a member of the Greenhouse Studios' core staff, the Design Technologist collaborates with interdisciplinary project teams across the University to conceive and develop technical approaches and design solutions to support scholarly expression across the University. The Design Technologist maintains current awareness of relevant technologies and applies that knowledge as part of Greenhouse Studios projects, in an effort to support and advance the field of scholarly communication.

This is a two-year, end date position, funded through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in partnership with the UConn Library. The position will be based in Storrs and has an anticipated start date of August 18, 2017.  UConn offers competitive salaries, 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 (please reference Job ID 2017504) and include a cover letter, detailed resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to khara.leon@uconn.edu. To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by May 28, 2017. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

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e-Learning Systems Internship, Credo Education, Boston, MA

Credo Education is seeking a part-time e-Learning Systems Intern to join our team for Summer 2017, May - August.  You will help our customer integration team prepare our online courses for the fall semester for new and existing university customers - building custom courses, adding new course content, and setting up new customers.  This is a perfect internship for a student who is detail-oriented, enjoys learning and working in new technologies, who may even have some basic HTML skills.

Credo has a collection of education products designed to support higher education institutions teaching information literacy, critical thinking, effective communication, and qualitative reasoning.  Our Customer Success team is responsible for partnering with these customers to ensure the best possible use and experience with our resources.

A Boston-based student is preferred, but we will consider a student who lives out of the area to work remotely.

About the Internship:

  • Configure content for Credo's web-based learning platform and help complete customization requests from customers.
  • Help prioritize and complete requests from customers around course start dates and customer integration requirements.

  • Assist with the account maintenance and update cycle by integrating new and updated content and assessments in customer accounts.

  • Setup and verify trial access for prospective customers.

  • Write documentation for the Help Center to support customers with the best possible use of their resources.

About You:

  • You are an undergraduate or graduate student.  All majors will be considered, but tasks seem best aligned with students studying information/instructional technology, information systems, library/information science, communications or education.

  • You are both analytical and curious and can spend hours working on a challenge.

  • You are capable (and enjoy) working with web-based resources and you are comfortable learning new technologies.

  • You have a keen eye for detail and an innate knack for catching errors and ensuring quality.

  • Basic HTML knowledge preferred, but not required.

 
Interested students should apply here.

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Content Management Intern, Analog Devices, Wilmington, MA

Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI) defines innovation and excellence in signal processing. ADI's analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing (DSP) integrated circuits (IC) play a fundamental role in converting, conditioning, and processing real-world phenomena such as light, sound, temperature, motion, and pressure into electrical signals to be used in a wide array of electronic equipment. 

Join the corporate library group of Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), a leading provider of high-performance signal processing technologies. The library supports informed technical and business decision-making and innovation throughout ADI by providing online access to quality scientific, technical, business, and market research resources and services across the company's worldwide locations.

The primary focus of the internship will be working with library staff to evaluate options for fulfilling the company's global needs for industry standards (published by ANSI, IEC, ISO, etc.) including factors such as:

  • Needs assessment 
  • Content coverage 
  • Pricing and licensing models 
  • Usability for librarians and end-users 
  • Implementation and maintenance requirements 
  • Availability of usage statistics 
  • Options for integration with EBSCO Discovery Service 

This internship will provide valuable opportunities to work closely with a small team and gain insight into many different aspects of corporate library operations as well as hands-on experience with stakeholder engagement, product evaluation and vendor negotiations, and a variety of library services such as patent searching, research assistance, and document delivery. 

Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in or recent graduation from an accredited bachelor's or master's degree program in library and information science 
  • Strong team player with a results-oriented approach 
  • Able to balance attention to detail with real-world time and resource constraints 
  • Comfortable working with both local and remote team members 
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills 
  • Comfortable with basic business software such as Microsoft Office 
  • Experience with library product evaluation and/or vendor negotiations is a plus 
  • Professional enthusiasm, curiosity, flexibility, persistence, and a sense of humor are also a plus! 

Able to work 40 hours a week during normal business hours for at least 8 weeks beginning in early June in the Wilmington, MA office of Analog Devices. Start date is flexible between early May and the first week in June. 

For positions requiring access to technical data, Analog Devices, Inc. may have to obtain export  licensing approval from the U.S. Department of Commerce - Bureau of Industry and Security and/or the U.S. Department of State - Directorate of Defense Trade Controls.  As such, applicants for this position - except US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, and protected individuals as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) - may have to go through an export licensing review process.   Analog Devices, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability

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Access Services Librarian, 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: The Access Services Librarian reports to and consults with the Dean of the Library on matters affecting public services and policies, and on all matters pertaining to the security and use of the library building. The Access Services Librarian performs a variety of managerial and operational duties that requires knowledge of library systems and procedures to provide access to the collection and assist patrons in the use of library resources and services. This highly visible position involves actively assisting library patrons and monitoring multiple library functions.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Supervisory Functions

  •  Supervises, trains, and evaluates the department's full-time employees.
  • Supervises, hires, schedules, and trains all part-time student assistants and evening staff assigned to the Access Services department.
  • Serves as the liaison to the Financial Aid office and authorizes payment for all work-study students assigned to the Library.
  • Resolves all problems involving scheduling and coverage of public service areas, keeps track of work-study pay records, and keeps the Dean informed about any staffing issues.

Access Services Functions

  • Oversees all Access Services functions and communicates and enforces the department's policies and procedures
  • Resolves problems concerning service, borrower eligibility, and copyright responsibility
  • Answers informational and directional questions
  • Oversees the work area and daily tasks associated with the automated circulation system, is involved in controlling delinquencies, collecting and depositing fines, providing access to print and electronic reserves, and communicating with the Registrar's and Business office regarding student debts to the Library
  • Hires, schedules, supervises, trains, and evaluates student assistants
  • Provides regular training sessions for student assistants and instructs patrons in the use of the on-line public access catalog.
  • Oversees all Inter-library loan procedures and reviews software packages for applications that improves efficiency and supports resource sharing
  • Responsible for maintaining and updating Access Services information on the Library's web page and for contributing to the Library's student-centered events and activities
  • Collects and monitors statistics on all Access Services activities for annual report to be submitted to the Dean
  • Oversees stack maintenance that includes reshelving, inventory projects, and general participation in the weeding process
  • Manages course reserves
  • Troubleshoots public computers, printers, photocopiers, iPads, and library equipment
  • Provides input on Access Services policies and issues to the Dean of the Library
  • Represents the Library at Minuteman Library Network's Circulation Policy Committee meetings and attends workshops and conferences to maintain and improve all Access Services functions
  • Expected to perform some Reference functions, such as assisting students with research questions, serving as an embedded librarian in courses on Blackboard course management system, and providing research instruction classes upon request
  • Expected to participate and contribute to the professional growth and development of the University community and carry out committee assignments and attend University functions (faculty meetings, commencement etc.) pursuant to the responsibilities as a professional.
  • Conducts general Library tours, as required and other duties, as assigned

Requirements:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Masters degree in Library and Information Science from an A.L.A. accredited institution Evidence of the potential for a successful career in librarianship at an academic or research library
  • Ability to deliver and prioritize excellent customer service
  • Supervisory and training experience
  • Familiarity with online public access catalogs, ILL functions, basic copyright law, and policies and procedures related to public service.
  • Sensitivity to working in a diverse work environment
  • Ability to solve problems effectively and exercise good judgment
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Familiarity with print and electronic resources and the ability to provide training in the use of research materials
  • Ability to function both as a team member and a team leader
  • Proficiency with computers and electronic access technologies

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • A second subject Masters degree


Additional Information:

This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position in the MSCA bargaining unit. Salary commensurate with experience in accordance with Appendix O of the Massachusetts State College Association (union) contract. (http://mscaunion.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/MSCA-Day-CBA-2014-2017-final-revised.pdf) 

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, curriculum vitae/resume, and unofficial transcripts. Candidates must also provide the names and contact information for three professional references who will automatically be sent requests to electronically submit written letters of recommendation.

For full consideration, application materials must be received by May 18, 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 ticket.

Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or humanresources@framingham.edu.

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Assistant University Archivist, Brown University Library, Providence, RI

Brown University seeks an experienced, innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented individual for the position of Assistant University Archivist.

Reporting to the University Archivist, the Assistant University Archivist will participate in all aspects of University Archives & Manuscripts with a focus on supervision, acquisitions, arrangement and description, exhibits, technology, and digital projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Appraise, acquire, accession, and preserving University Archives records.
  • Arrange and describe University Archives records and create and update online finding aids.
  • Supervise staff, interns, and student employees.
  • Manage metadata for University Archives & Manuscripts collections in its collection management system, online catalog, and related databases.
  • Develop and manage projects and workflow related to digitized and born-digital collections.
  • Provide reference and reproduction services to members of the Brown community and outside researchers.
  • Participate in the development of programs and exhibits that promote the objectives and contribute to the vision and mission of the library and University.
  • Participate in social media and website development for University Archives.
  • Generate reports and statistics for University Archives & Manuscripts.
  • Serve on University and Library committees.
  • Participate in professional associations and activities.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Master's degree from an ALA accredited school of library and information science, preferably with a concentration in archives or some advanced training in archives, manuscripts, and special collections.
  • Minimum of four years of experience in an archives or special collections environment.
  • Minimum of two years of experience.in an administrative position that includes successful management and supervision of staff.
  • Advanced proficiency with standards for archival description such as MARC, EAD, DACS, and EAC-CPF.
  • Familiarity with current developments in archival processing procedures.
  • Experience with archival database management systems (e.g. Archivists' Toolkit or ArchivesSpace) and online library catalogs (Millennium or other library catalogs).
  • Experience in digitization and understanding of metadata formats (MODS and METS).
  • Advanced computer skills, including database literacy (FileMaker Pro or other database management software).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work creatively in a rapidly changing complex environment and to set priorities.
  • Ability to work independently, communicate effectively, and work in a team.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce bring to the workplace.

Preferred:

  • Experience with record retention policies and schedules.
  • Experience with preservation techniques.
  • Experience providing reference services.

To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers- brown/jobs and reference REQ133285.

Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names 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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Director of the Andrew Mellon Library, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT

Position Overview

Choate Rosemary Hall seeks a Director for the Andrew Mellon Library. The Director will articulate a clear strategic vision for the Library, and in translating this vision into concrete objectives, assume a leadership role both at the School and in the national conversation about such matters. The successful applicant will be a gifted manager, collaborator, and problem-solver who is well prepared to navigate the changing role of libraries today. In addition to overseeing the daily operation of the Library, the Director identifies and develops the educational program's resource needs and guides teachers and students in how best to take advantage of these resources.

Job Description

The Director of the Andrew Mellon Library is a 46-week administrative faculty position reporting to the Director of Studies.  He or she assumes overall responsibility for the Andrew Mellon Library and the Choate Rosemary Hall Archives, both during the academic year and for Choate Summer Programs.  

1. To fulfill these responsibilities, the Director of the Andrew Mellon Library

  • promotes the library program within and beyond the school:
    • establishes, in concert with the Director of Studies, the priorities for library programs and monitors progress towards those goals.
    • promotes the library as a cultural and intellectual center, including hosting and planning events and exhibits.
    • actively participates in the life of the School, integrating the Library into the core of the academic program by making connections with faculty and students.
    • identifies and implements best practices and new technologies in libraries and information technology, seeking opportunities to improve the program and leverage emerging resources and technologies.
    • works with library faculty to engage students, faculty, and the greater school community and encourage and support their use of the library
    • collaborates with Development and Alumni Relations as appropriate to gain external support for the library program
    • develops and maintains relationships with library professionals at other secondary and post-secondary institutions and stays abreast of trends and best practices in library management
  • directs library operations:
    • manages the budget for all Library programs and stewards endowed library accounts and library-restricted gifts.
    • establishes procedures for efficient library operations and ensures the appropriate academic atmosphere.
    • collaborates with the School Archivist to ensure that the archive program is well managed and evolves to meet the needs of the school.
    • works with Information Technology Services, Facilities Services, and ABM to maintain the library's technology and physical plant.
  • supervises library personnel:
    • encourages library faculty to be imaginative in their areas of leadership/responsibilities and to seek out professional development opportunities. works with the library and archive staff to support them in the execution of their specific responsibilities.
    • maintains job descriptions for each member of the library staff, supervises their work, and evaluates their performance annually.
  • manages the library collection:
    • actively participates in the acquisition program by reading a wide variety of reviews for print, non-print, and electronic resources.
    • collaborates with librarians and faculty to make final acquisition decisions regarding print, non-print, and electronic resources, ensuring that the collection supports teaching and learning.
    • directs and participates in the formal weeding of the collection to ensure that it features the best material available.
    • curates student and faculty work as appropriate for display and/or retention within the collection
  • oversees access, instruction, and reference:
    • collaborates with librarians, ITS, and web manager to ensure that the library website is an effective gateway to all library resources.
    • works with the library cataloger and database manager to ensure that the library catalog is a stable, consistent, and effective tool for information retrieval.
    • encourages departments and faculty to collaborate with librarians to ensure that students acquire appropriate information literacy and research skills.
    • prepares general orientation sessions and demonstrates specific databases to classes as requested.
    • works with students on a one-on- one basis to teach them how to find appropriate materials and use advanced library databases.

2.  The Director of the Andrew Mellon Library carries residential life and advising responsibilities.  

3.  The Director of the Andrew Mellon Library takes on other duties as assigned by the Headmaster, Dean of Faculty, or Director of Studies.  

Qualifications:

An MLS or relevant credentials in education, demonstrated leadership in academic library services, and five or more years of experience in library program management are required. The successful candidate will be a patient and focused visionary, able to collaborate with varied constituencies, and bring distinctive personal and professional energy to a community that holds high standards for citizenship and hard work. We are seeking candidates with knowledge or experience of student engagement, pedagogical practices, and assessment of student learning outcomes.

Spring 2017

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Youth Services Librarian, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

HOURS OF WORK: 37.5 hours. Initial hours are Mondays, 10:30am - 7:00pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays Thursdays, and Fridays from 8:30am-5:00pm. The position also works every third Saturday from 8:30-5 instead of Friday that week. Candidates are expected to have a flexible approach to hours and will be assigned hours and locations to meet the needs of the Department and the Library.

UNION AFFILIATION: CPLSA, Local 4928

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assists the Manager of Youth Services with the day-to-day operation of the Youth Services Department, including the dissemination of information and materials to children, parents, teachers, and others, and the acquisition and maintenance of the necessary resources to do so.

  • Performs duties necessary to the daily operation of the Youth Services Department
  • Provides reader's advisory, library instruction and orientation, and reference services to individuals and groups
  • Performs functions related to circulation control, including issuing new library cards, placing holds, check-ins, checkouts, inquiries, renewal, and data entry
  • Provides exceptional and engaging service to the public
  • Assists in implementing the library collection development policy in accordance with the allocated departmental budget, while selecting, merchandizing, evaluating, maintaining, and weeding children's materials
  • Compiles booklists
  • Works closely with the Manager of Youth Services and other youth services staff to plan, implement, and manage innovative programs to meet the needs of children of all ages, as well as parents, caregivers, teachers, and others. Evaluates programs and analyzes successes and failures.
  • Participates in direct library outreach to groups at out-of- library sites, including schools, preschools, day care centers, youth centers and other community groups. Maintains good public relations with these groups and agencies.
    • Conducts outreach (e.g. book talks, programs, and library instruction/orientations) to groups at out-of- library sites
  • Prepares displays and merchandizing materials
  • Assists in compiling statistics
  • Attends system-wide meetings of youth services librarians for in-service training and/or to plan and implement system-wide children's programs, when possible
  • Operates audio-visual equipment in the presentation of library programs
  • Uses online social media to promote and implement library services
  • Participates in assigned committees
  • May assume supervisory responsibility for Youth Services Department in the absence of the Manager of Youth Services
  • Any other duties required for the good of the service area and the library

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: A master's degree from an accredited school of library science is required. At least two years of experience in providing direct service to children in a library or educational setting is also required. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training, and/or experience may be substituted for part of the educational requirement.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the library's mission, goals, and objectives
  • A broad knowledge and appreciation of children's literature and children's media, including a thorough knowledge of classic and contemporary children's literature from pre-school through high school. A broad knowledge of digital and multimedia materials and electronic resources, including social media and communication tools
  • Ability to work as a collaborative team member and maintain strong communication with Youth Services staff
  • Ability to adapt seamlessly to each working area
  • Knowledge and experience in planning programs appropriate for the age levels and capabilities of target audiences
  • Knowledge of current issues and legislation affecting children in the community and in society
  • Good communication skills, including the ability to work well and communicate constructively with both children and adults
  • A broad knowledge of the intellectual, emotional, psychological, and physical development of children and adolescents is essential
  • A dedication and respect for children and an ability to establish rapport with them
  • Experience working with children individually and in group settings
  • Working knowledge of urban public library concepts and techniques
  • Knowledge of current technology, technological trends, and operation of related equipment
  • Flexibility, imitative, energy, patience, and tact to deal effectively with the public
  • Excellent people and reference skills
  • Familiarity with online circulation systems and online searching is required
  • Creativity Resourcefulness Patience Initiative Enthusiasm Maturity
  • Adaptability and dependability to work well in a team situation, and flexibility in staffing situations

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Physically able to operate a variety of 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. Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work with frequent interruptions. 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 and to supervise the Children's Room. Sufficient manual dexterity which permits the employee to type. Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permits the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Works in assigned area, including office areas, training rooms, and various library and off-site locations, as necessary. Normal office 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: $27.48 per hour to $31.50 per hour in five steps

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest by 8pm on the closing date via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349- 4312

CLOSING DATE: 5/15/17

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

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Librarian, Cambridge Friends School, Cambridge, MA

Cambridge Friends School is seeking a 70% Librarian for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Cambridge Friends School is dedicated to providing an outstanding education guided by Quaker principles. We engage students in meaningful academic learning within a caring community strongly committed to social justice. CFS is embarking upon the second implementation year of its ambitious five-year strategic plan. The school's strength is its Quaker inspired mission and the tremendous passion the educators, students, parents, friends, and trustees have for the school. We seek candidates who will add to the racial, cultural, and gender diversity of the school community.

The librarian is responsible for all aspects of the library program and facilities, works with and supervises an experienced, part-time library assistant and several volunteers, and ensures that the library's collection and technology resources complement, enhance, and extend the school's mission and educational program. The librarian teaches many classes each week and works closely with the students, faculty, and families.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The librarian will:

  • Ensure that the library's collection and technical resources support and advance the school's Quaker philosophy, social justice mission, educational program, and the diverse needs and interests of the community.
  • Design and teach weekly classes for students in many grades, with an engaging and challenging curriculum that supports and/or complements the classroom teaching and which includes instruction in literature, reference, and library skills.
  • Provide additional library classes as requested by faculty in the areas of literature and research for all grades.
  • Create a welcoming environment for all members of the community, including students, faculty, families, and guests.
  • Support and encourage an appreciation of literature and a love of reading and learning.
  • Develop and maintain a collection of resources appropriate to the school's mission, curriculum, the students, the families, and the instructional strategies of the school's faculty.
  • Participate in programming and activities that involve collaboration with specialists, faculty, families, guest authors/illustrators and that enhance the library's role in the life of the school and wider community.
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers in the curriculum design process.
  • Respond to the community's specific needs and requests for books and other resources.
  • Maintain an attractive, dynamic, current, and well-stocked library conducive to reading, studying, and research.
  • Develop policies and programming that will support information literacy.
  • Provide bibliographic and reference services for teachers and students.
  • Empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, and knowledgeable researchers.
  • Working with the library assistant, help to maintain the online library catalog and circulation system.
  • In coordination with the technology department, evaluate and purchase technical equipment.
  • Maintain regular contact with the school community through publications and online media.
  • Act as an advocate of the library, share expertise, and participate in community events.
  • Oversee the school's annual Used-Books Book Sale, a community event, with the help of the book sale coordinator and parent volunteers.
  • Network with local librarians, maintain active memberships in professional associations, and promote the school in the wider community.
  • Facilitate personal growth through professional development opportunities. 

Common Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; Master's degree in Library Science, Information Studies, or a similar field strongly preferred
  • Additional degree in Education a plus
  • Significant experience with children's libraries and programming
  • Significant experience in teaching
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Committed to diversity and the school's mission
  • Passionate about working with and inspiring students and their families
  • Demonstrated success collaborating with faculty to enable/enhance student learning
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills

Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, completed application, and references, with the position in the subject line to: Cambridge Friends School, Human Resources, 5 Cadbury Road, Cambridge, MA 02140 FAX 617.876.1815 or email to humanresources@cfsmass.org.

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Call for Papers: RAILS 2017

Theme: Playing and learning together: Interdisciplinary research and teaching
Location: City West Campus, University of South Australia, Adelaide
Conference Dates: 28-30 November, 2017
Submission deadline: Monday, 17 July 2017
Acceptance notification: Friday, 1 September 2017

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

The conference will include:

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

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

Proposals for full papers (20 minutes with 10 minutes for Q&A) are invited, as well as panel discussions (30 minutes including Q &A) as well as posters showcasing works in progress or completed research projects. Abstracts for AIES and RAILS should include implications for practice, and research-focused papers should identify key learnings for practice. The closing date for all submissions is extended to Monday, 17 July 2017 Acceptance notifications will be Friday, 1 September 2017.

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

Full Papers

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

Panel discussions

Panel discussion submissions must include:

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

Posters

Poster submissions must include:

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

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Children's Librarian, Forbes Library, Northampton, MA

Position:Intermittent Part Time: scheduled hours will vary, un-benefitted position

Responsibilities:

  • Shelve books and other material
  • Perform daily operations of the Children's circulation desk: check material in and out, process ILL materials, and provide quality customer service to patrons
  • Direct patrons to appropriate staff
  • Involved with opening and closing procedures
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications:
Required:

  • Experience working with children
  • Ability to multitask & work under pressure in an environment that requires adaptability and flexibility
  • Ability to work independently and follow oral & written instructions
  • Strong interpersonal skills; works productively in a team atmosphere with co-workers and supervisors
  • Ability to move around the library: stand, walk, sit, bend, climb, kneel, carry and stoop; Ability to use hand and finger motion with enough manual dexterity to use computers and handle library items. Ability to move and/or transport objects weighing 5 to 20 pounds, and push or pull carts loaded with materials.
  • Flexible schedule, and summer availability: some Saturday hours may be required.

Preferred:

  • Familiarity with Evergreen circulation software
  • Experience working in a library with young patrons
  • Background in children's literature

Salary: $11.00 per hour
Starting Date: ASAP
Closing date: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.
Contact: Please send resume and cover letter to Sarah Johnson by email: sjohnson@forbeslibrary.org

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Executive Director, Spokane County Library District, Spokane, WA

The Executive Director serves as Chief Executive Officer of Spokane County Library District, providing leadership and vision to fulfill the mission of the Library District. The Executive Director implements policies and directives of the Board of Trustees and supports the Board's governance and fiduciary responsibilities. With the support of the executive leadership team, the Executive Director is responsible for all operations of the District including Human Resources, Finance, Technology, Communication, Collection Development, and Public Services.

Recruitment Brochure
Executive Director job description

Required Qualifications & Experience

  • M.L.S. or equivalent
  • Certification by the State Board for Certification of Librarians as required by RCW 27.04.055
  • Eight years progressively responsible professional library management experience with at least five years recent professional senior level management experience in a public library

How to Apply

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit: 

  • A letter of interest setting forth how you are the ideal candidate.
  • A resume detailing your demonstrated experience and career accomplishments relevant to this position.

Please email your Application Package to the Chief Human Resources Officer, Toni Costa at tcosta@scld.org, indicating the position of Executive Director in the subject line.

This recruitment is open until filled, preference will be given to applications received by May 15, 2017.

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Part-Time Library Teacher, The Fenn School, Concord, MA

The Fenn School, a grade 4-9 boys' day school in Concord, MA, seeks an innovative and experienced educator with a strong background in children's literature, educational technology and an interest in design thinking and integrated, problem-based research for the part-time (75% with benefits) position of LIBRARY TEACHER. The successful candidate for this position will enjoy working closely with faculty to design and co-teach a library curriculum that includes digital citizenship, information literacy, love of literature and critical thinking skills.

The library teacher will be asked to instruct students individually or in groups in skills related to locating, selecting, and accessing print and digital resources for research or enjoyment; evaluating resources and ethically synthesizing information found in these resources; and promoting critical thinking, design thinking, and problem-based research. The library teacher will also be expected to assist teachers by integrating information and research skills into the classroom curriculum; by collaborating with teachers to develop inquiry-based units and activities; by integrating digital citizenship and literacy into classroom curriculum; by suggesting innovative ways to update research projects using Web 2.0 and educational apps; and by cultivating a sense of empathy by incorporating underrepresented voices into classroom literature. Finally, this individual will develop an active reader's advisory service for students and faculty and conduct regular book talks.

Additional responsibilities include organizing and maintaining a welcoming library environment; conducting traditional and electronic research using academic databases; assisting with source selection and evaluation and building of LibGuides; maintaining and developing a diverse print and cloud-based library collection; monitoring library space and providing assistance during peak student hours; assisting with library administration (ordering, cataloguing and processing materials conducting annual inventory, updating patron reports and run over dues); compiling with assistance reading book lists; and creating library displays The successful candidate will be a proactive and collaborative individual who can build positive, productive relationships with faculty and students; set priorities, meet deadlines, and follow up on assignments with minimal direction; conduct work despite frequent interruptions associated with providing library services and monitoring the library; and manage and delegate tasks to a volunteer corps.

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following materials:

  • A letter of interest
  • A current resume
  • A statement of educational philosophy
  • List of five references with contact information

Please submit materials electronically via email attachment to Stephen Farley, Assistant Headmaster for the Academic Program at the following email address sfarley@fenn.org. Receipt of materials will be acknowledged via email.

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Library Assistant, South Hadley Public Library, South Hadley, MA

With the integration of town-wide library services, the Gaylord Memorial Library will become a branch of the South Hadley Public Library on July 1, 2017. 

The Town of South Hadley seeks qualified applicants for the position of Library Assistant.  The successful candidate must be organized, driven to provide excellent customer service, committed to teamwork, and display initiative to maintain and improve upon the efficiency and effectiveness of public library services.

The Library Assistant performs basic library services, clerical work, and public assistance.  This position works 15 hours per week at $14.35 per hour.

The position is a union position with a work schedule that includes evening and weekend hours.  Please review the full job description for a complete list of duties and responsibilities.  The job descriptions are listed with each job posting on the town's website.

Posting will be active until positions are filled.

To submit an application please visit our website at http://southhadleyma.gov/Jobs.aspx

The Town of South Hadley is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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Youth Program Coordinator (Part-Time), South Hadley Public Library, South Hadley, MA

With the integration of town-wide library services, the Gaylord Memorial Library will become a branch of the South Hadley Public Library on July 1, 2017. 

The Town of South Hadley seeks qualified applicants for the position of Youth Program Coordinator.  The successful candidate must be organized, driven to provide excellent customer service, committed to teamwork, and display initiative to maintain and improve upon the efficiency and effectiveness of public library services.

The Youth Program Coordinator is responsible for maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of children and teen services.  This position works 15 hours per week at $14.35 per hour.

The position is a union position with a work schedule that includes evening and weekend hours.  Please review the full job description for a complete list of duties and responsibilities.  The job descriptions are listed with each job posting on the town's website.

Posting will be active until positions are filled.

To submit an application please visit our website at http://southhadleyma.gov/Jobs.aspx

The Town of South Hadley is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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Branch Librarian (Part-Time), South Hadley Public Library, South Hadley, MA

With the integration of town-wide library services, the Gaylord Memorial Library will become a branch of the South Hadley Public Library on July 1, 2017. 

The Town of South Hadley seeks qualified applicants for the position of Branch Librarian..  The successful candidate must be organized, driven to provide excellent customer service, committed to teamwork, and display initiative to maintain and improve upon the efficiency and effectiveness of public library services.

The Branch Librarian is a professional position responsible for the operation of a branch library and overseeing daily building security and maintenance. This position works 25 hours per week at an annual salary of $26,250.

The position is a union position with a work schedule that includes evening and weekend hours.  Please review the full job description for a complete list of duties and responsibilities.  The job descriptions are listed with each job posting on the town's website.

Posting will be active until positions are filled.

To submit an application please visit our website at http://southhadleyma.gov/Jobs.aspx

The Town of South Hadley is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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Business Researcher (Part-Time), 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):

  • Master's degree or equivalent graduate education in Library/Information Science, Business Administration, or other relevant discipline (will consider pre-matriculated students in the above graduate programs).
  • 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):

  • 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
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment

Schedule:  up to 17 hours per week

Pay Rate: Hourly rate dependent on qualifications and experience.

To apply: Please submit resumé and cover letter to Jennifer Wilson, IPS Program Manager at bakerip@hbs.edu or Baker Library, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA  02163.  No phone calls please. Note that resumés submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

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Head of Young Adult Services, Sunderland Public Library, Sunderland, MA

The Sunderland Public Library (Sunderland, Massachusetts) seeks a creative and enthusiastic Head of Young Adult Services to manage services for the teen and tween population. The Head of Young Adult Services is responsible for providing administrative, professional, and supervisory work in the area of Young Adult Services. The Head of Young Adult Services is responsible for collection development of young adult materials, young adult program planning, and assists in other library operations. Specific duties include:

  • Provides a vision for the Sunderland Public Library's young adult department and implements strategies to achieve that vision.
  • Selects and purchases all library materials for young adults.
  • Catalogs all incoming young adult materials.
  • Plans, schedules, and leads events for young adults.
  • Provides circulation, reference, and technology assistance for patrons of all ages.

This is a part-time (8 - 15 hours per week), non-benefited position. Starting salary is $15.00 per hour.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma.
  • Experience working with young adults ages 11 - 18.
  • Experience providing customer service.
  • Enjoyment of working with diverse patrons of all ages.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • Creativity.
  • Comfort using a variety of technologies including computers, printers, photocopiers, eReaders, and mobile devices.
  • Willingness to learn new technologies.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and assess priorities in a busy setting.
  • Ability to maintain composure and treat patrons with kindness in a busy setting.
  • Ability to work some evenings and Saturdays.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Experience working in libraries.
  • Experience using Evergreen ILS.

To apply for this position, please mail or email a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to:
Katherine Hand, Library Director
Sunderland Public Library
20 School Street
Sunderland, MA 01375
director@sunderlandpubliclibrary.org

Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2017.  The Town of Sunderland is an EEO/AA employer. 

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NELIG Annual Conference

Designing Your Instruction: Lessons, Programs, and Spaces

The New England Library Instruction Group is pleased to announce its annual conference, which will be held Friday, June 9, 2017 at Fitchburg State University in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. The program, "Designing Your Instruction: Lessons, Programs, and Spaces," will explore ways that librarians incorporate design in developing information literacy lessons, programs, and spaces. Please join us to listen, share, and learn effective tactics, events, and strategies for engaging in new ways of designing instruction.

Visit the NELIG Annual program site (http://nelig.acrlnec.org/content/2017-nelig-annual-program) for more information on program speakers and breakout sessions. When you register, please indicate which of the concurrent breakout sessions you would like to attend.

Registration is $45 for members, $55 for non-members, and $15 for the unemployed or students.

Special accommodation rates are available at the DoubleTree by Hilton on Leominster. Please note: The last day to receive the special room rate is May 9, 2017. Registrations for rooms after that date are subject to the hotel's regular rates.

We hope to see you there! 

Eric Shannon, NELIG Co-Chair & Annual Program Committee Co-Chair
Melinda Malik, NELIG Co-Chair Elect & Annual Program Committee Co-Chair

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Outreach Librarian/Assistant Professor, Riverside City College, Riverside, CA

Job Description
Riverside City College is seeking outstanding candidates for the position of Outreach Librarian/Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will plan, implement, and assess library in-reach/outreach programs across college and community groups to facilitate student information literacy and address the academic support needs of non-traditional, underrepresented, and transfer students.

Education:
American Library Association (ALA) accredited master's degree in Library Science or Library Information Science, or an equivalent advanced degree.

Experience:

  • Experience developing and implementing library/ information literacy outreach initiatives.
  • Experience promoting libraries through social media, integrating library resources in learning management platforms, and creating media to facilitate library access/use.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

PREFERRED QUALICATIONS:

  • Academic library experience.
  • Familiarity with event/conference planning.
  • Experience with bilingual students.

Licenses/Certifications: 
May require the ability to get to a variety of off-campus locations. If operating a vehicle, must have the ability to secure and maintain a valid California driver license, and maintain an insurable driving record acceptable to the District's insurance carrier.

Other: 
Evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students (E.C. 87360a).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Identify outreach opportunities and strategic partnerships with college departments and programs emphasizing the educational and academic support role of the library for student success initiatives.
  2. Develop liaison relationships with the college's feeder high schools and institutions of higher of education.
  3. Coordinate the library's representation at college and community events.
  4. Lead the library's social media initiatives.
  5. Develop, implement, and assess information literacy instructional activities, services, and materials in a variety of learning modalities.
  6. Coordinate use of library's exhibit spaces.
  7. Participate in librarian duties including reference desk, collection development, and library orientations.

Assignments are based upon the assumption of workload of forty hours weekly, including but not limited to conducting classes, class preparation, student evaluation, office hours, committee work, curriculum and program development, student learning outcomes assessment, program review, student activities, and other duties per the bargaining unit agreement.

Institutional service activities are expected of all faculty members.

Participation in discipline/department decision making processes and work regarding curriculum, program development, Improvement of Instruction, and other professional matters are also expected of all department faculty.

Responsibilities also include maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position.
 

Announcement and application information: https://jobs.rcc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57107 

Closing date is May 5, 2017.

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Information Research Specialist, Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

The Information Research Specialist is a valued member of Baker Research Services (BRS), a team of librarians, MBAs, statisticians, and economists with deep expertise working with licensed and publicly available data sources. BRS provides support to Harvard Business School faculty and doctoral students across the research spectrum--from advising on best resources for a project, to managing research projects from beginning to end, to finding innovative ways to communicate research findings, and more.

Learn more about our services at: https://www.library.hbs.edu/Services/Services-for-Faculty-Staff/Baker-Research-Services and https://www.library.hbs.edu/Services/Services-for-Doctoral-Students/Baker-Research-Services-for-Doctoral-Students

Working Relationships:

  • Reports to the Senior Manager, Baker Research Services.
  • Works closely with HBS faculty, doctoral students, and research associates.
  • Contributes to the goals and priorities of Baker Research Services and Knowledge and Library Services.
  • Works closely with subject matter, content, and technical experts across Knowledge and Library Services, HBS and the Harvard University community.

Responsibilities:

  • The Information Research Specialist in Baker Research Services:
  • Supports the creation of original intellectual property by Harvard Business School (HBS) faculty and doctoral students in form of scholarly articles and books, cases, conference presentations, course materials, and testimony.
  • Consults with researchers to determine their needs; participates in the design of research projects to satisfy those needs; and acts with independence and initiative to implement project designs efficiently.
  • Accesses and extracts information from data in a variety of formats and from a variety of sources (e.g., web, primary materials, and secondary materials) for literature searches, research data projects, case updates, etc.
  • Explains data to untrained users; prepares informative and illustrative exhibits and explanations; plans, conducts, and presents results of analytical procedures, possibly including statistical analysis.
  • Participates in Baker Library and Harvard Library committees, working groups, events, etc.

Basic Qualifications

  • Masters degree or equivalent graduate education in Library/Information Science, Economics, Statistics, Business Administration or other relevant discipline. 
  • Minimum 3+ years experience applicable work experience.

Additional Qualifications

  • Experience with citation management tools such as Endnote, Refworks, Zotero.
  • Proficiency with data visualization tools (Tableau, D3, R) and related coding languages a plus
  • Broad knowledge of business topics including corporate finance, accounting, business history, etc.; solid understanding of business and economics concepts and related quantitative measures.
  • Expert knowledge of business information sources--standard third-party business databases including, but not limited to Bloomberg, CRSP, CapIQ/Research Insight/Compustat, Datastream, Factset, and Thomson One.
  • Experience with literature databases, particularly business literature databases (Factiva, EBSCO, LexisNexis); tools and strategies for searching through them; organizing voluminous search results; and integrating them with data from other sources.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Excel and/or other analytical tools such as SAS and Stata.
  • Highly-developed skills and creativity in information research, organization, presentation and delivery; excellent critical thinking skills; superb customer service. Able to produce timely, high quality results under pressure.
  • Demonstrated record of managing client relationships, setting priorities, meeting multiple deadlines and sharing workloads and projects with a research team.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others. Ability to collaborate and contribute to group projects and participate on committees and working groups within the department, across Knowledge and Library Services, and across the Harvard Library.
  • Second Masters degree in related field desirable.
  • Work experience in an academic environment or a special library is desired.

Additional Information

Our expectations are that employees of HBS adhere to and represent our Community Values. They are:

  • Respect for the rights, differences, and dignity of others
  • Honesty and integrity in dealing with all members of the community
  • Accountability for personal behavior

Cover Letter is Required.
Follow us on Twitter @HBSJobs
Explore HBS Work Culture at http://www.hbs.edu/employment/ and learn about other Employment Opportunities.
Harvard Business School will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.

To apply for this position: http://bit.ly/2odiVZC

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Public Services Manager, Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

Baker Library Special Collections is seeking an innovative and enthusiastic special collections professional who is eager to lead a collaborative reference and public services team in providing outstanding reference and research support to the Harvard University scholarly community as well as visiting scholars from around the world both within the reading room and virtually.

Learn more about our collections at https://www.library.hbs.edu/Find/Collections-Archives/Special-Collections/Collections and our exhibits- https://www.library.hbs.edu/Find/Special-Collections-Exhibits

Reference and Public Services

Reporting to the Director of Special Collections, the Manager is responsible for the development, planning and organization of Special Collections reference and public services in the de Gaspé Beaubien Reading Room and virtually for the Harvard University research communities and visiting scholars from around the globe. Leads the reference and public services team in the collaborative and team-oriented provision of services.

  • In collaboration with the Collections & Research team, develops and implements policies and procedures for collection access and reading room services for issues such as copyright, privacy and confidentiality that result from working with contemporary archival materials and digital resources, in accordance with national standards and best practices.
  • Leads the public service team's support of research and course services offered to HBS and Harvard University faculty and doctoral students by the collections & research team.
  • Manages the digitization of Special Collections materials to fulfill researcher requests, outreach projects and for preservation purposes. Tracks the budget and acts as the primary liaison with various digitization vendors.
  • Creatively evaluates new technologies for opportunities to enhance on-campus and virtual reference. Responsible for updating and expanding the Special Collections public services content on the Baker Library discovery platform. Serves as the primary lead for the potential implementation of Aeon.
  • Documents the usage of Special Collections services, including collecting statistics for the full array of public service activities; producing quarterly and annual reports; noting trends in usage and recommending responses to these trends.
  • Anticipates researchers' future research needs and identifies opportunities for innovative expansion and enhancement of services and reach to various audiences.
  • Oversees 1 staff member and 3 to 4 temporary staff, and manages their recruitment as needed. Reviews performance and annual goal setting process including any appropriate professional development.

Collection Management

  • Assists the Director in ensuring the highest standards of collection security.
  • Responsible for the Special Collections stacks and collection control, ensuring that all location guides and databases are accurate and materials are properly stored. Fulfills the registrarial function by managing all in-coming and outgoing loans.
  • Acts as the primary Baker Library liaison with the Harvard Depository. Manages incoming and outgoing collection materials for the depository-- ensures maintenance of accurate records regarding new accessions and deaccessions from the depository. Tracks specific budget line items in the budget tied to the Harvard Depository and off-site storage.

Outreach Program

  • Contributes to Outreach initiatives including the development of physical and virtual exhibits and publications and coordinating outreach efforts such as tours and social media.

Other

  • Actively contributes to Baker Library teams focused on customer services and priorities.
  • Represents Baker Library Special Collections on Harvard Library committees and working groups to develop Harvard wide public services activities, policies, and procedures.
  • Responsible for managing/tracking expenses

Basic Qualifications

  • Master's degree is required preferably in library science from an ALA-accredited institution, or a graduate degree in archival studies, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in general reference and special collections preferably in an academic or  research library.
  • 2+years of management and supervisory experience.

Additional Qualifications

  • Commitment to planning, implementing and assessing customer services and the role of primary source documents in the scholarly research process. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a scholarly community, including faculty and students.
  • Proven excellent organizational and management skills, as well as effectiveness in balancing and completing multiple assignments and complex projects.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work creatively and collaboratively, playing a leadership role within a team-based approach to reference and public services.
  • Knowledge of emerging trends and technologies in the archival field with a specific focus on public services.
  • Familiarity with accepted conservation and preservation methods applied to rare book and manuscript collections.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a demanding and rapidly changing environment.
  • Graduate coursework or training in the management of archives and/or rare books.
  • Strong subject knowledge of American social, business and cultural history.
  • Strong foundation in intellectual property issues related to libraries, archives, and special collections
  • Ability to analyze, learn, and implement evolving technologies.
  • Experience coordinating digitization projects with a wide array of formats.
  • Experience in producing exhibits, web sites and/or printed materials.
  • Familiarity with Aeon

Additional Information

  • Works closely with Special Collections staff, especially in coordinating the collaborative and team-oriented provision of specialized reference and public services assistance.
  • Actively contributes to Baker Library teams focused on customer services and priorities.
  • Collaborates with the Manager, Public Services and Contemporary Collections in the development and provision of public services policies, procedures, and activities.
  • Represents Baker Library Special Collections on Harvard Library committees and working groups to develop Harvard wide public services activities, policies, and procedures.
  • Coordinates with Harvard Depository staff as needed on management of Historical Collections materials housed at the Depository.

Our expectations are that employees of HBS adhere to and represent our Community Values. They are:

  • Respect for the rights, differences, and dignity of others
  • Honesty and integrity in dealing with all members of the community
  • Accountability for personal behavior

Cover Letter is Required.
Follow us on Twitter @HBSJobs
Explore HBS Work Culture at http://www.hbs.edu/employment/ and learn about other Employment Opportunities.
Harvard Business School will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.

To apply for this position: http://bit.ly/2mMQt3P

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Electronic Services Specialist, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC), Boston, MA

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) is looking for a library technologist to help us move statewide library services forward. MBLC is the state library agency for Massachusetts.

When you see a really clever website, do you think to yourself, "I wish my library could do something like that"? Do you like to tinker, and continually improve your library's presence on the web?  As a library, you have data. Do you ever mash it up to present it to your users in new and interesting ways?

Are you a strong communicator who can talk tech to techies, librarian-ese to librarians and plain English to the rest of the world? Can you think creatively about technical issues like providing seamless access to electronic content for library patrons statewide, and do you have the skill and motivation to figure out how to make that happen?

Consider joining a great team of library consultants at the MBLC. We are looking for a librarian with a diverse portfolio of web skills and a strong desire to whip all kinds of virtual library services into shape. We want to continually improve our own web offerings and to help libraries throughout the Commonwealth improve theirs. Statewide services should be as easy to use as possible, and libraries should be able to leverage their own investments in e-content.

As the electronic services specialist, you will manage all MBLC websites.  You will lead procurements, participate in the development of statewide resource sharing projects, such as the Commonwealth Catalog and statewide database licensing. You will create grants and manage grant offerings to help libraries improve their virtual services. And you will develop workshops and presentations for the library community.

Qualifications

This position requires both competence with web technologies and project management.

  • Thorough knowledge of contemporary web development best practices, including: web usability, responsive design, service design, content strategy, and information architecture.
  • Thorough knowledge of contemporary web coding techniques, including HTML5 and CSS.
  • Experience with at least one web content management system.
  • Knowledge of at least one web scripting language, preferably PHP.
  • Strong familiarity with the Linux operating system environment.
  • Knowledge of relational database system principles.
  • Knowledge of library services, especially delivery of virtual/electronic services to library users.
  • Ability to identify and assess leading-edge developments in virtual library services.
  • Knowledge of major electronic reference resources of interest to the broad library community.
  • Ability to make presentations to groups and communicate well orally and in writing. Ability to edit others' writing.
  • Ability to lead instructional sessions and provide documentation as appropriate.
  • Ability to plan, implement and manage complex projects.

Salary: $62,228.66 - 84,575.66

How to Apply

Please submit a letter of application and resume online at: https://massanf.taleo.net/careersection/ex/joblist.ftl.

  • Click on blue Job Search tab
  • Scroll down to the Agency search and select Board of Library Commissioners from the drop-down list
  • Click Search for Jobs
  • Choose 'Electronic Services Specialist'

If you have any questions, contact paul.kissman@state.ma.us

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

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Library Graduate Internship, Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections, Houghton, MI

The Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections is currently seeking applications for the Friends of the Michigan Tech Library graduate internship for summer 2017. Michigan Tech is a mid-size public university located in Michigan's northwestern Upper Peninsula. Our University Archives and Historical Collections houses a wide array of manuscript materials and special formats documenting the social, cultural, environmental and industrial history of the region and the university.

We are seeking applicants currently enrolled in a graduate library science program, preferably with coursework or experience in archives. The internship offers a $5000 stipend. The intern is expected to commit to 35 hours of work per week over the course of 7 weeks. The internship will begin on or near June 26, 2017.

If you have any questions please direct them to our University Archivist, Lindsay Hiltunen at copper@mtu.edu. Thank you for sharing this opportunity with your graduate students!

http://www.mtu.edu/library/archives/

http://blogs.mtu.edu/archives/2017/04/11/michigan-tech-archives-seeking-2017-summer-intern/

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2017 Summer Intern, Development Research, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA

GENERAL SUMMARY:

The Summer Intern will provide part-time administrative and research support to the efforts of Dana-Farber's Development Research office, including but not limited to: data entry, filing, document scanning, and completing simple research projects. This is a great opportunity for an SLIS student with an interest in a research career to gain some real-world experience at a leading non-profit organization. There is also potential to continue in the role after the summer.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Updating the donor database with newly acquired biographical information and other data
  • Leading effort to populate donor records with industry classification codes
  • Adding appropriate materials to donor central files and creating new files as needed
  • Conducting Internet research on potential donors and completing other basic research projects
  • Providing other administrative and research support to our ten-person team.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reports to Assistant Vice President of Development Research. This position has no regular supervisory responsibilities, and will seek major decision-making authority from direct supervisor.

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

At least one year of college.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

Familiarity with Internet research and Microsoft Office applications. Database and spreadsheet experience is a plus. Good writing/editing and overall communication skills. Team player who is willing to help out wherever needed.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Workstation located in typical office setting. Some evening or weekend work may be required. Some use of personal vehicle for business purposes may be required.

SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS (RESPONSIBLE FOR ON-CALL, 24 HR. COVERAGE, ETC.):

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by- case basis.

DISCLAIMER: (THIS WILL REMAIN FOR ALL JOB DESCRIPTIONS)

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and 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. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.

TO APPLY SEND COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO:

Barbara Moore
Assistant Vice President, Development Research
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
barbara_moore@dfci.harvard.edu

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Associate Professor (Scholarly Technology Librarian), University of Rhode Island, Providence, RI

This position is a 12-month tenure-track faculty appointment at the Associate Professor level. The position will be a calendar year appointment with an expected start date of September 2017. This position reports to the Chair, Public Services and Dean, University Libraries

An experienced and highly motivated individual is needed to lead operations and development across all library systems and applications with a focus on scholarly information needs. An ideal candidate will have implemented and managed a variety of public facing production systems providing a range of services using several technology stacks, and will be at ease learning and managing new technologies in support of all phases of scholarship. A particular need centers around taking full advantage of the possibilities offered by the library, learning, and content management systems currently in use at URI Libraries. A strong communicator with good experience managing projects and providing customer service, this person will be able to take a lead role on systems projects and all phases of the software life-cycle and see that project through to a successful conclusion. An ideal candidate will have experience managing interrelated applications across several operating systems using disparate programming languages, databases, protocols, standards, and productivity tools. Strong candidates should also have the written and public speaking skills necessary to represent the technical work of the library to peers within the library, across campus, and in the broader profession, as this position will require the incumbent to engage widely at each of these levels. The candidate may also be called upon to manage and mentor peers as well as supervise students and staff. Applicants should be eager to shape and/or adapt to changes, should welcome a service model where library faculty actively engage faculty and students through direct outreach and should have a knowledge and interest in the evolving roles of research libraries in the changing landscape of higher education.
Located near Rhode Island's famous shoreline and within easy traveling distance from Boston and New York City, the University of Rhode Island is a Land-, Sea-, and Urban-Grant institution and is a top tier research university.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leads the day-to-day development and operation of all library systems, with a primary focus on public-facing applications supporting learning and scholarship at URI.
  • Collaborates closely with peers within URI Libraries and across campus as a reliable partner to identify, prioritize, and direct projects and to sustain systems and services which enable teaching, learning, and research throughout the University.
  • Leads all technical phases of initiatives to implement, enhance, and maintain library systems that support and respond to the needs of local and remote URI students, faculty, and staff.
  • Direct support operations for public-facing systems, ensuring appropriate responsiveness and effectiveness in addressing and resolving reported issues.
  • Support library efforts in analysis and assessment of systems use and usability.
  • Hire, train, supervise, and mentor staff and student employees as needs require.
  • Participate in and present at meetings of national and international communities of practice including digital library organizations, vendor user groups, and professional associations.
  • Participate in the governance and activities of a highly collaborative academic department; support reference and instruction.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  1. ALA accredited MLS/MLIS or an ALA-approved equivalent degree.
  2. At least five years of experience managing production systems in an academic or research library setting.
  3. Demonstrated experience with library systems, standards, and technologies for research and scholarly communication.
  4. Demonstrated experience with a variety of software systems, such as multiple operating systems, programming languages, database and information retrieval paradigms, and the full stack of internet and web protocols and specifications.
  5. Demonstrated experience defining and leading collaborative projects to successful, on time completion.
  6. Demonstrated ability to use and apply new tools and techniques in the evolving academic information environment.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work independently, creatively, collaboratively and effectively.
  8. Demonstrated proficiency in oral communication skills.
  9. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.
  10. Demonstrated ability to fulfill the University's requirements for tenure and promotion in librarianship, research, and service.
  11. Demonstrated experience working with diverse groups/populations.

Preferred:

  • Advanced degree in a complementary discipline such as Computer Science or Information Management.
  • Three or more years of supervisory or managerial experience.
  • One or more years of experience developing and delivering instruction.

ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.

(Please note: Applications must be submitted online only at: https://jobs.uri.edu/postings/2284)

Application Deadline: The search will remain open until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by April 30, 2017. Second consideration may be given to applications received by May 21, 2017. Applications received subsequent to the second consideration date (May 21, 2017) may not be given full consideration.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please attach 3 (PDF) documents to your Faculty Employment Application: (#1) Cover letter, (#2) Resume, and (#3) "Other" the names and contact information of three professional references.

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Library Director, Newport Public Library, Newport, RI

Seeking a creative, energetic, forward thinking, problem solver to lead this valued and respected public library. The Library Director, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the library, and is responsible for the management and operation of the library and its program of services in accordance with policies established by the Board of Trustees. The Director has full authority in such areas as collection development, budget management and personnel administration. Full job description available upon request at djames@newportlibraryri.org

MLS from an ALA accredited program and at least 5 years administrative and supervisory experience in a public library required. Experience in programming and fundraising preferred. Strong technology skills and knowledge of the operation of a 501c3 desirable. Salary range: $82,000 - $85,000.

Send cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for 3 references to djames@newportlibraryri.org  Maximum consideration will be given to applications received by May 5, 2017.

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Graduate Research Assistant, American Civil War Museum, Richmond, VA

Status: Special Appointment - Grant Funded Position
Reports to: Guest Curator & Visiting Fellow
Compensation: $12.50 hour
Duration: 400 hours during a 10-month period

Summary:  In partnership with the Andrew Mellon Foundation, The American Civil War Museum is seeking a ten-month Graduate Research Assistant to support a new interdisciplinary Fellowship initiative that will bring original public humanities research to the wider public with exhibitions and programs.  

The Graduate Research Assistant will work in partnership with the Curator and the Post Doctoral Fellow in Civil War History to conceptualize and develop an innovative visitor-focused project, including exhibitions and programs. Candidates will ideally possess experience in humanities research, but also skills in digital public scholarship and communications, and a desire to utilize creative methods to create unexpected and engaging approaches to Civil War history.

The American Civil War Museum seeks inspire visitors by personalized connections with the stories of the Civil War, encouraging them to see themselves as actors in an alive and evolving history.

The American Civil War Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are especially encouraged to apply.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Familiarity with American history.
  • Must communicate clearly both orally and in writing.
  • Must be able to work well in teams and independently.
  • Ability to serve an active role in fulfilling the Museum's educational mission. 

Required education and experience:

  • Actively enrolled in accredited master's level degree program in history, historic preservation, museum studies or related public humanities discipline, including communications, art and art history, education, or new media. 

Application Process:

To be considered for this position applicants should provide: 1) three letters of recommendation, 2) sample of master's level work (e.g.: thesis proposal, abstract, or draft of thesis) 3) official transcripts, and 4) an interest statement that bridges their scholarship with the interest and mission of the American Civil War Museum. Please forward the listed documentation to Christy Coleman, CEO, at ccoleman@acwm.org 

This posting will remain open until the position is filled.

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Digital Projects Summer Internship, NASA Goddard Library, Washington, DC

The NASA Goddard Library's Digital Projects Team seeks summer, DC-area interns to work with our team to enhance our digital repository's collections and get hands-on experience with metadata work. Please visit our website (https://gsfcir.gsfc.nasa.gov/public/internships/digitalrepositoryinterns) for more details. The internships will be in-person at Goddard Library and must be for credit. Deadline for this internship is May 10, 2017 

In particular, the project this summer will focus on thesaurus construction to help establish an authoritative list of NASA mission names. Those interested should send a resume and statement of interest to Adrienne Hieb, Metadata Librarian (adrienne.m.hieb@nasa.gov) and Matt Pearson, Digital Projects Team Lead (matthew.m.pearson@nasa.gov). Please feel free to ask me more questions about the opportunity.

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Librarian/Library Teacher, Prospect Hill Academy Charter School, Somerville, MA

Prospect Hill Academy Charter School is a highly successful, urban K-12 public school with the mission of preparing each student for success in college, fostering responsible citizenship, and inspiring a lifelong love of learning. 
At Prospect Hill Academy, the prevailing belief is that with hard work, effective effort, perseverance through adversity, committed teachers, and invested parents, all students are capable of academic, intellectual, social, and moral excellence. Fueling this conviction are seven core values that guide the daily life and culture of the school--(1) High Expectations: Each student can do and be whatever s/he wants; (2) Equity: Access and opportunity drive achievement; (3) Personalization: One size does not fit all; (4) Cultural Proficiency: We see, honor, and embrace differences; (5) Collaboration: Many minds are better than one; (6) Balance: Both-and, not either-or; (7) Inquiry: Decisions are strategic and informed by data; and (8) Accountability: If students fail, we all fail.

We are currently accepting applications for: LIBRARIAN/LIBRARY TEACHER

The Librarian should possess a passion for working with upper elementary aged children, children's literature and technological innovation. Strong communication and organization skills, the ability to multi-task and prioritize, and to work effectively as part of a team are essential. The candidate should possess Massachusetts School Library Certification, have either an MLS or other Masters degree in school library media studies, and have some experience as a school librarian or as a classroom teacher. 

Job Responsibilities:
  • Teacher Role: teaches and co-teaches library and information literacy skills and literature appreciation in a way that integrates and connects with the core curriculum. Conducts reader's advisory and guides students in selecting books and encourages positive and respectful student behavior. Manages book circulation and communication with students and families regarding overdue materials. Works with the reader's workshop and ELA team to support a school wide reading culture. 
  • Instructional Consultant Role: collaborates with faculty to integrate information literacy with the classroom curricula; pursues knowledge of current educational theory and practice; serves as an information resource to staff and as a link to resources both within and beyond the media center.
  • Program Administrator Role: develops and maintains a collection that meets curriculum needs as well as provides culturally relevant and representative resources for our diverse student population, through careful selection, weeding and periodic inventorying. Ensures that standard cataloging, circulation and shelving procedures are followed; maintains online catalog and patron records. 
  • Member of the Community: participates fully as a member of the Upper Elementary Campus faculty and with the district wide technology team. This includes attending faculty and library/technology meetings. Supports the creation of a positive library and school culture.
Prospect Hill Academy Charter School is a highly successful, urban K-12 public school with the mission of preparing each student for success in college, fostering responsible citizenship, and inspiring a lifelong love of learning. 

At Prospect Hill Academy, the prevailing belief is that with hard work, effective effort, perseverance through adversity, committed teachers, and invested parents, all students are capable of academic, intellectual, social, and moral excellence. Fueling this conviction are eight core values that guide the daily life and culture of the school--(1) High Expectations; (2) Equity; (3) Personalization; (4) Cultural Proficiency; (5) Collaboration; (6) Balance; (7) Inquiry; and (8) Accountability.

The ideal PHA teacher will possess the following attributes:

P...positive
R...resilient
O...open-minded
S...student-centered
P...professional
E...engaging
C...collaborative, culturally competent, caring
T...track record of High Performance

PHA's Upper Elementary Campus is located on Franklin Street in Somerville, MA and serves Grades 4-6.

Prospect Hill Academy Charter School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.
Prior experience working with these age levels, and in an urban school, highly desired. 

Educational or other qualifications required: 
  • Understanding and familiarity with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks
  • Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred)
  • MA Licensure
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience preferred 
Specific skills and/or competence required: 
  • Commitment to Prospect Hill Academy's educational mission and values
  • Commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds with diverse profiles
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with a dedicated staff and involved parent body
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.
  1. Please describe how your educational philosophy aligns with PHA's Mission: Prospect Hill Academy Charter School will prepare each student for success in college, inspire a lifelong love of learning, and foster responsible citizenship. Long Essay (Answer limited to 4000 characters, including spaces)
  2. Please tell us where you found this position posted. Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)
Apply online at http://www.schoolspring.com/jobs/job.cfm?jid=2769037&

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Data Rescue & Recovery Intern, George Blood Audio/Video/Film/Data, Philadelphia, PA

For the summer of 2017, we will offer two six- to eight-week paid internships, one in audiovisual preservation and one in data rescue and recovery. During this period, the interns will gain an understanding of the processes of audiovisual and data preservation reformatting, and have the opportunity to contribute to a particular area of preservation work of their choosing. The internships will each result in a professional level project. Past interns have conducted preservation research and documentation, created shipping and storage guidelines, participated in conservation treatments of materials, and more. 

The data rescue internship is new, but possible projects could involve dealing with 9-track tape reels (such as President Nixon's appointment database), and many types of tape, floppy and optical-disk media. You will also observe and absorb ways to puzzle-out (i.e.- "hack") arcane file formats. 

We take great care in interviewing prospective interns. Our goal is to make the internship a valuable experience for both parties. Applicants should be prepared to discuss what aspects of audio, moving image, or data preservation they wish to learn more about, have some potential projects in mind, and expect some give-and-take as we explore how those interests can be met within the day to day operations of our organization. Please be advised that interns will NOT be allowed to digitize client materials.
To be considered as an applicant, individuals must be eligible to work in the United States and be able to commit to six to eight consecutive weeks of full-time work between June 1st and August 30th.

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


Please submit your application no later than April 14th, 2017. 
Application materials should be sent to: 
Biz Maher Gallo, Manager of Audiovisual Preservation
George Blood Audio/Video/Film/Data
21 West Highland Avenue 
Philadelphia, PA 19118 
(215) 248-2100
biz.gallo@georgeblood.com

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

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

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

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

Candidates should submit a résumé, the names and contact information of two references relevant to the area of interest, and a cover letter with a statement describing the applicant's interest in audiovisual and/or data preservation, their goals for the internship, and a proposed project with a quantifiable result (ex. a report, a presentation, etc) via email with "Your Name - AV Internship" or "Your Name - Data Internship" in the subject line.
 
Please submit your application no later than April 14th, 2017. 
Application materials should be sent to: 
Biz Maher Gallo, Manager of Audiovisual Preservation
George Blood Audio/Video/Film/Data
21 West Highland Avenue 
Philadelphia, PA 19118 
(215) 248-2100
biz.gallo@georgeblood.com

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Serials Assistant, Harvard University Fine Arts Library, Cambridge, MA

15-17 hours a week 

The Fine Arts Library seeks a serials assistant to assist staff with the processing and physical management of FAL's collections. Tasks include processing serials, book donations, auction catalogs, and other collection-related projects as needed.  Reporting to the Herman and Joan Suit Librarian, and working closely with the FAL Access Services Coordinator, the incumbent will work independently with minimum supervision and collaboratively with library staff and student workers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Checking in, processing, and shelving serials
  • Processing serials and annuals for binding
  • Creating and editing holdings and item records in the library management system
  • Searching library catalog for book donations to identify duplicates
  • Inventorying, processing, and shelving auction catalogs
  • Processing of materials for offsite storage, including barcoding and placing in enclosures
  • Coordinating transfers or disposition of duplicates and discards
  • Providing clerical support to FAL staff and other duties, as assigned            

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and relevant library or archival experience (required)
  • Basic familiarity with library descriptive standards (cataloging rules, subject headings, and classification schemes, etc.).
  • Ability to manage digital and paper files and documents according to internal naming conventions in a networked environment.
  • Ability to operate office machines, such as copiers and a variety of scanners.
  • The ability to lift, carry, and position books and other materials weighing up 40 lbs.
  • The ability to use desktop (keyboard, monitor, and mouse) and mobile computing tools, such as laptops and tablets. 

Additional Requirements:

  • Pursuing or completed a Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program (preferred).
  • Familiarity with academic electronic resources preferred.
  • Subject knowledge or interest in art history preferred, but not required.

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.

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to harvardlibraryhr@harvard.edu with "Serials Assistant" in the subject line.

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Library Director, Burlington Public Library, Burlington, MA

The Town of Burlington, Massachusetts is a vibrant, progressive, financially stable community located about 12 miles northwest of Boston. The Burlington Public Library integrates emerging technologies with traditional library resources to support the Town's 25,000 residents, along with a daytime population of up to 150,000, and is a center-piece of the educational, enrichment, and recreational life of the community. The library offers over 600 educational, recreational and cultural programs for adults, teens and children and is supported by an operating budget of $1.4 million. In 2016 the Burlington Public Library welcomed nearly 155,000 visitors and circulated over 300,000 items.

Under the direction of a 6-member Board of Trustees, the Director will be responsible for the administration and operation of the library and its services to effectively meet the diverse cultural, recreational, informational, and educational needs of the community. The Director will have supervisory responsibility for over 30 full and part-time employees, providing leadership in establishing effective working relationships and communication, ensuring high productivity and encouraging initiative and creativity and coordinates training and development opportunities. The Director oversees the selection of materials, computer hardware and software deployment, pursues grant funding, prepares and administers the annual budget, and represents the library locally and regionally.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science from a school accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Eight years of professional library experience with a minimum of four years of administrative experience in a fully-automated public library setting or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must be eligible for professional certification by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners upon appointment.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work and of the organization and management of library operations
  • Ability to supervise and direct the work of professional and non-professional staff, empowering staff to deliver excellent customer service; experience supervising unionized employees a plus
  • Strong public relations skills
  • Strong technology skills with an understanding of trends as they apply to libraries

This position is included within the Administrative & Professional Compensation Plan with a starting salary in Grade 15 of high $70,000's, commensurate upon experience, and provides comprehensive and generous benefits. This is a full-time position, 35-hours per week, anticipated to begin on September 5, 2017.

Interested candidates should apply online at www.burlington.catsone.com/careers (preferred), Alternatively, applications may be obtained at Town Hall or at www.burlington.org and directed to:

Joanne M. Faust, SPHR
Human Resources Director
Town of Burlington
29 Center Street
Burlington, MA 01803

Applications received by May 5, 2017 will be given first consideration. Position will remain open until filled.

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Call for Proposals: Knowledge Organization within the Museum Domain

Special issue of Knowledge Organization
Guest editor: Melissa Gill

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

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

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

Please submit abstracts of approximately 500 words to the editor of this special issue at mgill@getty.edu by April 17, 2017.

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

Timeline

  • Deadline for abstracts: April 17, 2017
  • Notification to authors: May 15, 2017
  • Deadline for submission of full papers: June 15, 2017

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

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

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Programming and Reference Assistant in Youth Services, J. V. Fletcher Library, Westford, MA

Qualifications Bachelors' Degree in Child-related field; experience working with Children; pursuit of an ALA-accredited M.L.S. Fun, out-going programming and reference provider working with Youth Services collections, programs and services, Familiarity with library automated procedures, basic reference and reader's advisory.

Duties Responsible for patron assistance, juvenile programs and reference and reader's advisory. Reports to Head of Youth Services. Hours -18.75HPW; one evening per week; one in four Saturdays per month; one in four Sundays (Jan. - Apr. at time and one-half).

Salary Range $16.91 - 22.08/Hour in ten steps; 10% differential for evening hours after 6PM.

Available Immediately until filled.

Send Letter of application, resume and two references to:

Ellen Rainville, Director
J. V. Fletcher Library
50 Main St. Westford MA 01886
978-399- 2312
erainville@westfordma.gov
www.westfordlibrary.org

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Head of Mugar Greene Scholars, Boston University, Boston, MA

Job Description

Mugar Memorial Library at Boston University seeks a librarian to coordinate and lead Mugar Greene Scholars, a creative team of undergraduate and graduate students who educate members of the larger university community through the use of graphic design, film, social media, planned events, and other means of communication about Boston University Libraries, including use of the library, information literacy, and scholarly research. Guide the student team in illuminating issues, such as free speech and banned books, important to library values. Work to bring student voices into the library, developing a dynamic team where individual creativity and skills contribute to group projects and integrate student experiences into the life of the library. Increase student engagement with Boston University Libraries and encourage students across the University to encounter ideas and create culture through the library. Provide library instruction, liaison, and/or information services, as designated, as a continuing component of professional library public service. Contribute as key member of management team reporting to Associate University Librarian for Undergraduate & Distance Learning supporting strategic initiatives.

Required Skills

ALA accredited MLS degree or equivalent; excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal); and one to three years of academic library or related experience required. Experience in a creative field such as film, graphic design, public relations, or social media and/or master's degree in a creative field highly desirable. Strong project management skills and prior work with undergraduate or graduate students desirable.

Position Type
Full-Time/Regular 12 month

To apply:  https://bu.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&id=23&jobid=300275&company_id=15509&version=1&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=1017164&level=levelid2&levelid2=4270&startflag=3

as listed at http://www.bu.edu/hr/careers/

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Systems Librarian, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

Job Summary: 

Skidmore College seeks a creative, user-oriented Systems Librarian to oversee library tools and systems that support collection maintenance and use, as well as related library and resource sharing services. The Systems Librarian will take a leadership role in implementing, maintaining, supporting, and enhancing a wide range of technologies and systems, and, in collaboration with key library staff and other campus partners, will investigate methods and best practices for assessing collections, patron experience, and library effectiveness. The College is particularly interested in candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and candidates who have had experience working with students from underserved populations. 

Based in the Lucy Scribner Library and reporting to the College Librarian, the Systems Librarian holds a 12-month contract and, as a non-tenured faculty member, participates in shared governance at the college. 

Scribner Library is looking for someone who is able to develop and administer a comprehensive technology plan that guides the library's adoption of next generation library systems. Projects on the horizon include transitioning to a new integrated library system, enhancing or replacing our digital collections platform, improving our library website, and improving or replacing our discovery services.

Scope of Duties

  • Administer, maintain, and optimize library systems related to both in-house and consortial activities including, but not limited to, the integrated library system, discovery layer, electronic resource management tool, digital collections platform, interlibrary loan applications, institutional repository, and other resource sharing tools and platforms
  • Ensure accessibility to and stability of the library's online information resources and digital collections. Provide technical expertise for problem resolution
  • Oversee the functioning and maintenance of the library website, and provide leadership for future upgrades
  • Participate in analysis and assessment in order to determine patron satisfaction with library collections, services, and consortial arrangements
  • Collaborate with consortial partners on both an ongoing and as-needed basis (e.g., ConnectNY, New York 6, Eastern Academic Scholars' Trust)
  • Perform regular periodic data analysis and migration between library systems. Assist and guide others to create and use effective reports for analysis
  • Develop, maintain, and document programs and scripts that extend system functionality and automate routine tasks
  • Collaborate closely with IT and library staff to ensure seamless service to users
  • Participate in reference and instruction/departmental liaison activities in line with the successful candidate's strengths, interests, and institutional needs
  • Demonstrate professional engagement and scholarship required for advancement through library faculty ranks

Open until filled but first consideration begins May 1, 2017.   

Minimum Qualifications

ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS, or equivalent education and experience. Advanced knowledge of emerging technologies and their impact on academic libraries. Demonstrated proficiency in at least one programming language, preferably Perl, experience with SQL, and experience working in a command line environment. Working knowledge of an integrated library system and discovery service. Practical familiarity with cataloging and metadata structures and relevant tools for data manipulation. Excellent analytical, organizational, and project management skills. Adeptness at problem-solving, and disposition to share technical knowledge with others. Ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently and flexibly in a changing environment. Highly effective communication and interpersonal skills.  

Preferred Qualifications:

Two years' experience supporting an integrated library system, platforms, and software in an academic library setting. Familiarity with Voyager, Ebsco Discovery, WorldShare Management Services, WorldCat, ILLiad, Ares, EZProxy, CONTENTdm, BePress Digital Commons, authority control (Library Technologies, Inc.), Joomla. Experience transitioning major library systems. 

Required Applicant Documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of Three References   

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered for this position, please fill out an online application and attach the following documents: cover letter, resume and list of three references to include name, title, company, email address and telephone number. 
This system can support attachments up to 1.9MB. If you encounter difficulty attaching any one of the required documents, please contact Clarissa Sawyer, Employment Coordinator in Human Resources at: csawyer@skidmore.edu or 518 580.5802

Quick link for posting and application:  https://careers.skidmore.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=190070 

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

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Technical Services Assistant, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Library is currently recruiting for the position of Technical Services Assistant. This is a temporary opportunity that will last no more than 90 days. Please find the position description below. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to harvardlibraryhr@harvard.edu.

Summary

As a member of the Monograph Acquisitions & Copy Cataloging Americas & Europe 3 unit within the Acquisitions Section the incumbent reports to the Manager for Monograph Acquisitions & Copy Cataloging Americas & Europe 3. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Harvard Library Information and Technical Services is seeking an individual to provide temporary assistance receiving, paying and copy cataloging materials in a variety of languages. Job duties include searching titles at point of receipt, verifying bibliographic information, copy cataloging books and processing invoices payments through the Aleph Acquisitions module.  Additional support tasks include unpacking shipments of books and sorting and organizing materials for bibliographer review. 

Basic Qualifications

Attention to detail, demonstrated aptitude with technology, knowledge of Windows applications and solid keyboarding skills are essential. Prior library acquisitions experience is required.  Familiarity with at least one Western European language is desirable.  Knowledge and transactional experience with the Aleph acquisitions module preferred.  Work must be performed between M-F, 8am-5pm. 

Additional Requirements

  • Library acquisitions and basic cataloging experience strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity in systems such as OCLC and Aleph desirable.
  • Work experience in a production-oriented and technology-enhanced environment preferred.
  • Excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to perform repetitive work accurately with fine attention to detail.
  • Ability to work productively and cooperatively in a team environment, with flexibility and versatility in an evolving work situation. In addition, the ability to work independently to perform complex tasks and meet project deadlines. 

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.

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Data Concepts Librarian, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

ABOUT COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS:
Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 2,800 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.
Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members-students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Reporting to the Head of Research, Teaching & Learning, the Data Concepts Librarian will coordinate instructional and learning assessment initiatives within the library, working closely with the Office of Assessment and other pertinent offices. He/she will initiate projects surrounding Research, Teaching and Learning data collection and management, and serve as liaison to one or more departments on campus. He/she will provide research and instruction as part of Research, Teaching & Learning in the library, providing recommendations for collections, specifically data-related resources and acquisitions. Additional responsibilities include providing internal professional development to instruction librarians on data-specific products necessary to providing good research assistance, conducting data literacy programming, and as needed, general research & instruction for students as part of the library instruction team. He/she will collaborate with other academic services to engage students and faculty with data needs, will serve on Library committees, task forces, and working groups that address long-term challenges and opportunities as well as shorter-term operational issues for the libraries. Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops and professional affiliations. Will engage in other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:
Candidates must hold an ALA-accredited Masters in Library Science, with 1-3 years experience in an academic library or equivalent. Must possess an understanding of assessment in academic libraries and knowledge of current collection management issues, practices, and trends. Proficient with data-related communications and visual literacy concepts. Demonstrated experience with data visualization products, theories. Experience with teaching at the undergraduate level or intensive research instruction required.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
This is an Exempt level position
The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.
A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).
To review our Employee Benefit Options, please go to: http://www.holycross.edu/human-resources/benefits

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
To apply, please submit resume and cover letter. https://holycross.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=06D7F0BE12C0A9E4792CAE75850C4535?JOBID=82507
In your cover letter, please reflect on how you might contribute to the College's commitment to diversity and inclusion, and to its mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://holycross.edu/diversity)

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Research Assistant, WGBH Media Library, Boston, MA

Job Overview

WGBH Media Library and Archives is hiring a temporary Research Assistant for the summer of 2017 to work on the PBS NewsHour Digitization Project.

In January 2016, the Council on Library and Information Resources awarded WGBH, the Library of Congress, WETA, and NewsHour Productions, LLC a grant to digitize, preserve, and make publicly accessible on the AAPB website 32 years of NewsHour predecessor programs, from October 1975 to December 2007, that currently exist on obsolete analog formats.

The person in this temporary position will be responsible for following the AAPB's quality control and asset review workflow for the NewsHour project. This includes reviewing assets on an item-by-item basis and 1) confirming that digitized assets are nightly broadcast episodes, 2) confirming that the recording is complete, 3) providing a description of the incompleteness if applicable, 4) confirming that the date listed in program slates matches the metadata record, 5) correcting the date if necessary, 6) reviewing assets for audio and video quality, and 7) confirming whether a transcript exists for the asset and that the transcript matches the content.    

Department Overview

The Media Library and Archives (MLA) establishes the policies and procedures for the access, acquisition, intellectual control, and preservation of WGBH's physical media and digital production and administrative assets. The MLA also offers production organization of archival materials from projects start up to shut down, research services, rights clearances, and licenses WGBH stock footage.

WGBH and the Library of Congress steward the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB), an initiative seeking to preserve and make accessible significant historical content created by public media. To date, we have digitized more than 40,000 hours of public television and radio content. The entire collection is available for research on location at WGBH and the Library of Congress, and more than 13,500 programs are available anywhere in the US in our Online Reading Room at americanarchive.org

Education

Undergraduate degree required. Coursework in Library and Information Science preferred.    

Skills and Experience

  • Archival research experience
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Passion for public media

Compensation: $15/hour 

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume in PDF to Casey Davis Kaufman at casey_davis-kaufman@wgbh.org. The position will remain open until filled.

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Data, Instruction and Resource Sharing Librarian, Curry College, Milton, MA

Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution located on a wooded 131-acre campus in Milton, MA just seven miles from downtown Boston. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Curry College offers 24 undergraduate majors, over 60 minors and concentrations, as well as four graduate programs.

Curry College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in every aspect of its operations. The College values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from a variety of backgrounds. Curry College is an equal opportunity employer that encourages diversity in the workplace.

Levin Library at Curry College seeks a skilled, experienced, and innovative librarian for a full-time faculty position at the Assistant Professor level to lead the library towards increased support for data services to further the College's increasing emphasis on quantitative literacy as a student outcome and an emerging opportunity for the library. This is the primary focus, with additional collaboration in the areas of information literacy instruction, library support for online and hybrid courses and programs, and furthering a successful resource sharing initiative through the exploration of extramural partnerships potentially beneficial to the college.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead library data support initiatives such as: support for software and data management which may include geographic information systems (GIS,) quantitative data and informatics, digital archiving initiatives, working with students, faculty and librarians, overseeing support staff as appropriate, and tracking of new developments in these areas.
  • Information literacy instruction in General Education, beginning with the First Year Inquiry, and with support for quantitative literacy enhanced courses, collaborate with faculty, the library information literacy team, and the general education program.
  • Liaison with and provide support for undergraduate and graduate programs especially in the development of support for hybrid/online teaching, using available instructional technology tools, and focusing on support of student achievement of departmental outcomes. Support research resources with an emphasis on learning outcomes. Delivery of flexible library instruction and support for online/hybrid/multisite courses using Panopto, Zoom, and similar tools.
  • Cooperative resources:
    • Oversee staff involved in interlibrary borrowing and loan fulfillment; make judicious decisions related to document delivery expenditures.
    • Explore expanded partnerships and resource sharing with other libraries and consortia in cooperation with collection manager and electronic resources librarian.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's in Library & Information Science (MLIS.)
  • 3-5 + years professional experience in an academic or research library setting.
  • Knowledge of and experience using statistical software, geographic information systems (GIS) software, data management practices.
  • Knowledge of digital archiving and scholarly communication practices a plus.
  • Information literacy teaching experience at the general undergraduate level and/or at the graduate level.
  • Management of workflow using OCLC and Clio interlibrary loan software/interfaces.
  • Knowledge of interlibrary loan practices.
  • Experience with learning management systems such as BlackBoard.

Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre- employment background checks.

Please apply online at: http://www.curry.edu/about-curry/employment/job-opportunities.html for consideration. Interested applicants must submit curriculum vitae, cover letter including a description of your teaching philosophy, and a copy of your unofficial transcript (an official transcript will be required upon acceptance of an offer of employment) and a list of three professional references including complete contact information and professional titles.

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Research Analyst, Development Research, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brookline, MA

GENERAL SUMMARY: 

The Research Analyst in Development Research provides prospect identification and research support for the Division of Development & the Jimmy Fund.  The Analyst creates concise, accurate, and timely ratings and research profiles using biographical information, financial data, news, philanthropic history, etc.  S/he will also staff at least one pipeline builder on the Principal & Major Gifts team by responding to research requests and providing assistance with portfolio management.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identifying and qualifying new prospects for fundraising business units.
  • Rating the giving capacity of individual prospects.
  • Supporting the research needs of assigned fundraisers/fundraising teams.
  • Providing brief research for weekly assignment meetings and other proactive projects.
  • Making assignment recommendations for newly identified prospects.
  • Using data mining and other prospecting techniques to identify prospects for pipeline.
  • Analyzing research requests to determine appropriate level of detail required.
  • Identifying appropriate resources needed for completion of requests.
  • Creating concise, accurate, and timely research products using biographical information, financial data, news, and philanthropic history, while adhering to professional standards such as an individual's fundamental right to privacy and protecting the confidential information of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
  • Maintaining an expectation of excellence in both written and verbal communication, as well as a dedication to superior customer service with an emphasis on relationship building.
  • Tracking and disseminating news and information about top donors and prospects.
  • Staying abreast of trends in prospect research, online searching, and participating in professional development opportunities; will have the opportunity to develop analytic skills.
  • Continuously developing fundraising knowledge and professional skills through internal/external trainings, research webinars, and local and regional conferences and workshops.
  • Perform other research tasks as needed.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reports to Assistant Director of Development Research. Has no direct supervisory responsibilities. 

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's Degree required; 2-3 years direct or comparable experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

Ability to work independently and as part of a team; superior communication, organizational, project management, writing, and analytical skills; ability to manage multiple clients and to meet deadlines. The Prospect ID team works in a fast-paced environment providing a quick turnaround of its products.

The Analyst must apply creative thinking about possible trails to follow for prospect information. He/she must be curious, focused, and persistent in pursuing threads of information, and should be capable of interpreting complex documents, including corporate proxy statements and insider stock filings.  Also essential are high level writing skills, as the reports and briefings prepared in Development Research are used by Trustees, the President, the SVP of Development, and other senior Development and Jimmy Fund staff. The Analyst must also be able identify and adapt to shifting priorities, be flexible and resourceful, and exercise professionalism and discretion in working with confidential information.

Technical Skills: Superior skills in Microsoft applications; familiarity with Internet search strategies and online subscription services such as Lexis-Nexis for Development Professionals, Foundation Directory, Wealth Engine, and Morningstar/10K Wizard. 

Apply online or email Ellen Waller (ellen_waller@dfci.harvard.edu) with questions.

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2017 New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians

Registration is now open for the 2017 New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians!

For further information and to register: http://guides.library.umass.edu/BootCamp2017

This year's Science Boot Camp will be held June 14-16, 2017 on the campus of University of Massachusetts Amherst, in Amherst, Massachusetts. At Science Boot Camp you will explore key concepts and research in select subject areas, and engage faculty in their disciplines. This year's topics are: Geosciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Biomedical Research. All session speakers are still being finalized. This year's Capstone will cover Scholarly Communications topics in a session called "A Week in the Life of a Scholarly Communications Office."

Science Boot Camp provides librarians with valuable continuing education at a low cost, and offers three options for attendees-full registration with overnight lodging, commuter registration, or a one day registration option. Registration fees 

Full Registration: $275  (Includes 2 nights lodging, all meals & breaks,3 days instruction)

Commuter Registration: $225  (Includes all meals & breaks,3 days instruction)

One-Day Registration: $125  (Includes 1 day instruction, all meals & breaks, no lodging)

 

Registration: https://webapps.umassd.edu/events/library/?ek=660

This year the New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians Planning Committee is offering Fellow Scholarships for up to four current library school students and up to four paraprofessionals with an interest in science librarianship to attend the 2017 New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians. The scholarship will cover full registration (including food and lodging), and is intended for someone interested in working with a mentor to learn about science librarianship. Find out more about the scholarship opportunities.

Preliminary Schedule for Science Boot Camp (subject to change):

Wednesday, June 14

Morning

Tour Opportunities

Afternoon

SESSION 1: Mathematics & Statistics

Evening

Dinner & Evening Talk

Thursday, June 15

Morning

SESSION 2: Geosciences OR Biomedical Research

Afternoon

SESSION 3: Geosciences OR Biomedical Research

Evening

Buffet Dinner & Dessert, Fun & Games

Friday, June 16

Morning

CAPSTONE SESSION: Scholarly Communication

Afternoon

Tour: Beneski Museum of Natural History "Bones and Stones"

 

Getting to UMass Amherst is easy: http://www.umass.edu/visitorsctr/directions

What can you expect to get out of Science Boot Camp?

For each of the focus topics covered at Science Boot Camp's science sessions, Science Boot Campers will be able to:

  • Explain the structure of the field and its foundational ideas
  • Understand and be able to use terminologies for the field
  • Identify the big questions that this field is exploring
  • Discuss new directions for research in this field
  • Discuss what questions research in this field is addressing
  • Understand how research is conducted, what instrumentation is used, and how data is captured
  • Identify how researchers share information within their fields beyond publications
  • Share insights into what current research in the field is discovering and implications of these discoveries
  • Share insights into how researchers in specific fields collaborate with librarian subject specialists now and how they might collaborate in the future.
  • Identify new ways that librarians can support their research communities

If you've never been to Science Boot Camp, visit the e-Science Portal's Science Boot Camp page at http://esciencelibrary.umassmed.edu/science_bootcamp where you'll find descriptions, links to past SBC LibGuides, and links to SBC videos!

For further information and to register: http://guides.library.umass.edu/BootCamp2017

Let us know you are coming on Twitter with #SciBoot17!

We look forward to seeing you in June!

The New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians Planning Committee 

For General Inquiries: Ellen Lutz (lutz@library.umass.edu)

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Student Success Librarian for Information Literacy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track
Salary:  minimum $52,000
Department: Learning, Research, & Engagement
Reports To: Associate Dean of Learning, Research, & Engagement
Available:  July 1, 2017

The University of Tennessee Libraries seeks an innovative and highly motivated librarian to join our team as Student Success Librarian for Information Literacy.  We are looking for an individual who, foremost, enjoys teaching and engaging with undergraduate students and is strongly committed to information literacy as an essential component of student success. The Student Success Librarian collaborates with their Learning, Research, and Engagement colleagues to infuse information literacy into the general education and discipline-based curricula. The University of Tennessee is in the process of revamping its general education program and the Student Success Librarian will serve as the Libraries' representative on the campus general education task force. The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to shape the Libraries' instructional role within the new general education curriculum.

The Student Success Librarian will work closely with librarians, course instructors, and university partners to lead and support student-centered learning, focusing on building library research skills and engaging students with the tools of scholarship. Serving as the liaison to First-Year Composition in the Department of English, the librarian works closely with the Director of Composition and Composition instructors to create and assess learning outcomes related to finding, evaluating, using, and citing information. The librarian develops research guides, assignments, and tutorials and ensures their integration into the campus learning management system and other instructional platforms.   The Student Success Librarian provides research assistance to UT Libraries users in-person and online and participates in campus and community outreach programs.  The librarian joins all University of Tennessee library faculty and staff in providing the highest quality information and user education programs.

Specific Duties:

  • Teach research and information literacy skills to lower division undergraduate students in support of UT's General Education curriculum.
  • Participate in a team-based approach to develop course outlines, student learning outcomes assessments for undergraduate library instructional initiatives.
  • Create information literacy assignments, activities, and interactive tutorials for in-person and online delivery.
  • Serve as Liaison to English Composition, partnering with instructors to foster positive student connections to the Libraries.
  • Forge partnerships with university academic support units and disciplines in support of teaching and learning.
  • Collaborate with English Graduate Teaching Assistants to offer a library component in the graduate level pedagogy course (English 505).
  • Support UT's mission and strategic plan through campus-wide instruction and engagement efforts to recruit, retain, and graduate diverse populations.
  • Participate in the Libraries' student engagement programs and outreach activities.
  • Serve the library profession through involvement in professional organizations and through cooperative efforts with other information professionals.
  • Engage in scholarly activity through publications, presentations, and other creative outlets.

 

Qualifications:

Required -

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of pedagogical practices, instructional design, and assessment of student learning outcomes in general education.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively in a diverse academic community.
  • Experience providing library instruction and student engagement activities.
  • Commitment to working with diverse populations and incorporating elements of diversity into instruction and engagement initiatives.
  • Experience providing research assistance with general reference resources both in print and electronic formats.
  • Evidence of the ability to engage in research, publication, and service consonant with University and Libraries' guidelines for tenure and promotion.

Preferred -

  • Experience using active and experiential learning methods in a higher education setting.
  • Experience providing instruction using primary sources.
  • Familiarity with LibGuides software or other web development tools.
  • Experience designing learning objects such as tutorials and videos.
  • Familiarity with course management software, such as Canvas or Blackboard 

Environment:

The University of Tennessee Libraries serves the campus, a land-grant Carnegie university and the flagship campus of the state university system. The UT Libraries supports the teaching, research, and service mission of the university and enhances the academic experience of each student at the Knoxville campus -- through outstanding print and electronic collections, reference and instructional services, and top-notch facilities and technological resources. The John C. Hodges Main LibraryWebster C. Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library, and George F. DeVine Music Library serve the Knoxville campus. 

The UT Libraries serves as an intellectual, cultural, and social center for the university and community.  We are a national leader in the creation of regionally significant digital collections; in support of open access though our digital repository Trace; and through a rich history of designing innovative spaces and building key partnerships that enhance the teaching/learning enterprise.   The University of Tennessee Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Digital Library Federation, Lyrasis, and the Center for Research Libraries. The UT Libraries collaborates actively at the state level with the other UT System Libraries as well as the libraries in the Tennessee Board of Regents system.

The UT Libraries participate in cultural programming on the UT campus, hosting a Writers In The Library series of readings, international and documentary film series, and co-sponsoring programs with campus groups such as the Baker Center for Public Policy and UT's Ready For The World initiative. 

The UT Libraries champions diversity in collections and staffing. The University of Tennessee is committed to creating a welcoming environment.  More information about how we continually strive to put our principles of civility and community into action here in Knoxville is available at http://www.utk.edu/diversity/. 

Additional information about this position and the UT community is available at https://www.lib.utk.edu/employment/student-success-librarian-info-literacy.

Benefits:

Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor with a minimum salary of $52,000.  Faculty rank and status; twelve-month, tenure-track appointment.  Library faculty must meet University requirements for promotion and tenure. 

Excellent benefits include 24 annual leave days; choice of state retirement plan (TCRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) (VOYA, TIAA, VALIC) with nonrefundable contributions paid for the employee by the University; optional group health and life insurance plans.  Tuition remission is available for all university employees and partial undergraduate tuition remission is available to dependent children and spouses of UT employees. Start-up funding in the amount of $10,000 allocated over a three-year period; annual support for travel & professional development. 

UT's Prospective Faculty Viewbook has information on academic support, personal support, and living in Knoxville.

Application Procedures:

A background check and official transcripts are required prior to hiring.  In order to be considered for candidacy, you must submit a cover letter addressing the above qualifications, a current resume or CV, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three recent references to: Elizabeth Greene, Manager, Library Dean's Office and Human Resources, 1015 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996-1000.  Application materials may be sent via email attachment to ejgreene@utk.edu.   Review of applications will begin April 17, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

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Call for Papers: 2017 Library Research Round Table Forums

The Library Research Round Table (LRRT) is accepting paper submissions for two Research Forums at the 2017 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago. The LRRT Research Forums will feature 20-minute presentations of library and information science (LIS) research followed by discussion. Proposals are due midnight Eastern on Monday, May 1, 2017. (See submission information below.) Notification of acceptance will be made on Friday, May 5, 2017. 

DESCRIPTION OF THE SESSIONS

LRRT Research Forum 1: Emerging Topics in LIS Research

This session, for practitioners, researchers, educators, and students, will feature three research papers that investigate emerging topics in library and information science (LIS) research. The three peer-reviewed papers will be selected as examples of excellence in research relating to new and under-studied topics in the broad field of information services. 

LRRT Research Forum 2: Theory, Methods, and Practices in Library Research: Reports from the Field

This session, for practitioners, researchers, educators, and students, will present three peer-reviewed papers describing research with the potential to make significant contributions to the field of library and information science (LIS). The three papers will selected as examples of research excellence, with a focus on work exemplifying strong use of theory, clear and well-organized research design, and appropriate data gathering and analysis methods.

SUBMISSIONS DETAILS

LRRT welcomes submissions emphasizing the problems, theories, methodologies, or significance of research findings for LIS. Topics can include, but are not limited to, user studies and user behavior, electronic services, service effectiveness, and organizational structure and personnel. All researchers, including practitioners from all types of libraries and other organizations, LIS faculty, graduate students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit proposals. Both members and nonmembers of LRRT are welcome to submit.

The selection committee will use a blind review process to select six papers, three for each of the two forums. Authors of the selected papers will be required to present their papers in person at the forums and to register for the conference. Criteria for selection include:

  1. Significance of the research problem to LIS research and practice.
  2. Quality and creativity of the methodology/methods/research design.
  3. Clarity of the connection to existing LIS research.

Note: Research accepted for publication by January 31, 2017, will not be considered.

Each submission must consist of no more than two pages. On the first page, list the author names, titles, institutional affiliations, and contact information, including mailing addresses and email addresses. Also indicate which forum you are applying for: 

  • Forum 1: Emerging Topics in LIS Research
  • Forum 2: Theory, Methods, and Practices in Library Research: Reports from the Field

The second page must NOT show your name or any personally identifying information. Instead, it must include:

  1. The paper title.
  2. A 500-word abstract of the research project, including: 1) a problem statement and significance, 2) project objectives, 3) methods/methodology, and 4) conclusions (or tentative conclusions for work in progress).
  3. A brief statement saying if the research is complete or ongoing and listing the project beginning and end dates. 

Send submissions via email to: 

Denise E. Agosto, Ph.D.
Professor
Library Research Round Table Chair
College of Computing & Informatics
Philadelphia, PA  19104
dea22@drexel.edu

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Oral History Internship, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, MA

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is currently seeking applicants for a part-time position in our Archives Processing Unit. Through this internship you will participate in the transcription, editing, organization of our Oral History Program, with the possibility of web-editing though our website.

As an intern at the JFK Library, you will work alongside and learn from professional archivists. You will be encouraged to ask questions about the profession and the processes employed by the Library, and you will have the unique opportunity to gain experience at a Presidential Library, which is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. Candidates must be currently enrolled in a degree program to be eligible for this position.

Candidates must be US citizens currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, preferably in archival studies, history, or public history. Interns will receive a monthly stipend of $560 (part time, 2 days/week), paid on the 15th of the month. This internship would start May 15th and end August 14 th , with the possibility of undertaking an internship for the fall semester. The archives are open Monday through Friday. A minimum commitment of two days a week is required.

Applications will be accepted through April 17, 2017. To apply, please send in the following documents:

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

These can be sent as pdf attachments to Jennifer.Marciello@nara.gov. Please include your name and the posting number (17-OH- 01) in the subject line of your email; include the posting number in the address of the letter. Cover letters should also reference the posting number.

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Reference Librarian, Hanson Public Library, Hanson, MA

The Town of Hanson is seeking a full-time Reference Librarian, 35 hours per week including nights and weekends.

The Reference Librarian is responsible for managing the Reference Department at the Hanson Public Library; providing informational services using print and electronic sources; maintaining the library's technology equipment; providing technical support and computer instruction to patrons and staff; coordinating access to information resources outside the library; reviewing and selecting materials for the collection; continuously evaluating reference materials to ensure a balanced collection; readers' advisory services; implementation of outreach services; other duties as required.

Qualifications include proficiency with computers and technology including Windows, Microsoft Office, mobile devices and apps, computer networks and printers, the Internet, and online databases; knowledge of professional library methods, reference resources and practices; ability to exercise initiative and independent judgement; ability to instruct individuals and groups, especially regarding computers and technology; strong written and oral communication skills; an enthusiastic commitment to public service; aptitude for dealing with the public in a professional and courteous manner; skill in setting priorities and managing time effectively; experience working independently or as part of a group; strong organizational and planning skills

Requires a Master's Degree in Library Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association and professional certification from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners; Must have a minimum of three years professional experience; Demonstrated knowledge of computers and technology required; Familiarity with Wordpress and SirsiDynix Workflows preferred

Complete job description

Salary range: $17.00-$28.00 per hour

Send application and resume to Town Administrator, Hanson Town Hall, 542 Liberty Street, Hanson, MA 02341 by 11:00 am on Friday, April 30, 2017. Applications are available online at www.hanson-ma.gov. Hanson is EOEA. The position will remain open until filled.

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South Carolina Political Collections Special Projects Archivist, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

South Carolina Political Collections (SCPC) is a leading repository for manuscript collections documenting government, politics and society in the post- World War II era. Over one hundred collections include the papers of members and former members of Congress, state legislators, judges, journalists and organizations like the League of Women Voters and Democratic and Republican parties. 

The Special Projects Archivist is chiefly responsible for three duties: arranging and describing manuscript collections, coordinating outreach to USC and other SC undergraduate and graduate classes; and planning and coordinating public programming and real and virtual exhibits.

Duties for the SCPC Special Projects Archivist include: 

  • Arranging and describing materials and supervising students in archival processing.
  • Instructing classes in the use of SCPC holdings and planning and developing greater class use across South Carolina.
  • Coordinating and planning outreach, particularly real and virtual exhibits,
  • Training and supervising both graduate and undergraduate student assistants in archival work,
  • Participating in reading room and other reference services in SCPC holdings,
  • Assisting in providing reference services to SCPC donors with their own collections,
  • Participating in overall planning and policy development,
  • Assisting with SCPC and other events, sometimes outside of normal working hours,
  • Maintaining awareness of trends and developments within the field. 

The minimum qualifications include a MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or other relevant Master's degree and experience processing complex modern manuscript collections. Knowledge of archival techniques. Ability to effectively plan and organize work activities to prioritize task completion according to schedules and goals. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to deal courteously and effectively with patrons, donors, and staff. Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion in interpreting and applying policies and procedures. Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Experience with ArchivesSpace or other archival management systems, curating exhibits, and congressional or other political papers is preferred. 

The University of South Carolina, founded in 1801, is the flagship campus of an eight-campus, fully accredited, state-system. The University is one of only 40 public universities to earn the Carnegie Foundation's top-tier designations in research activity and community engagement. The University of South Carolina - Columbia has strong undergraduate and graduate programs and other highly regarded professional schools including: medicine, law, education, engineering, social work, pharmacy, public health, arts and sciences, nursing, and business administration. About 32,000 students are enrolled with more than 8,000 students in graduate and professional programs.

University Libraries serves the graduate and undergraduate programs of all schools and colleges, with the exceptions of the School of Law and the School of Medicine. Holdings include more than 4.9 million volumes, 20 million manuscripts, 475,000 e-books, and four distinct special collections. University Libraries is a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Association of Research Libraries, and the Center for Research Libraries. The City of Columbia is the state capital with a metropolitan area population of nearly 800,000. The city is a state center of financial, transportation, and industrial development, and it has a rich historical and cultural tradition. Columbia is located within easy driving distance of both mountains and coast. 

Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. USC is an EOE.

Interested applicants should apply at:  uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=80738

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Science Librarian, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

Job Summary:
seeks a creative, collaborative Science Librarian with strong pedagogical grounding to lead efforts to support teaching, learning, and research in the physical and life sciences. The College is particularly interested in candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and candidates who have had experience working with students from underserved populations. Strong candidates will demonstrate awareness of issues relating to diversity and inclusion in the sciences, including the need to make the sciences more accessible to a broader range of students. 

Based in the Lucy Scribner Library and reporting to the College Librarian, the Science Librarian holds an 11-month contract and, as a non-tenured faculty member, participates in shared governance at the college. 

The sciences at Skidmore face an exciting future with the imminent construction of a state-of-the-art Center for Integrated Sciences. In addition, the College has seen an increase in the number of students majoring in the sciences, an increase in tenure line faculty in the sciences, an increase in the commitment to faculty-student research, and an enduring and strong desire to collaborate across disciplinary lines. 

Scope of Duties 
  • Explore, develop, and implement new methods for supporting teaching, learning, and research in the physical and life sciences
  • Stay current on developments in the sciences generally in order to participate as fully as possible in the Skidmore science community
  • As primary liaison for physical and life sciences, develop and sustain effective working relationships, fostering collaborations and partnerships with faculty in those departments
  • In collaboration with science faculty and library faculty colleagues, develop and implement pedagogically innovative approaches to teaching information literacy in relevant courses
  • Develop collections in all formats to support teaching and learning across the physical and life sciences
  • In collaboration with others, provide general reference services in person and online, including some evening hours
  • Increase the visibility of library resources and services through active and creative outreach
  • Demonstrate professional engagement and scholarship required for advancement through library faculty ranks

Open until filled but first consideration begins May 1, 2017. 
 
 
Minimum Qualifications:
ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS, or equivalent education and experience. Minimum 2 years' experience working in an academic library setting. Demonstrated knowledge of scientific research methods and the research life cycle in the natural and biological sciences. Strong commitment to outreach and collaboration. Demonstrated ability to design and deliver educational programming such as classroom instruction, workshops, one-on-one consultations. Highly effective communication and interpersonal skills.  
 
Preferred Qualifications:
Undergraduate or advanced degree in a STEM discipline. Working knowledge of scholarly communication and open access, including data management plans. Familiarity with citation management tools. Demonstrated understanding of effective pedagogical approaches in STEM fields. Experience providing general reference service in an academic library setting.  
 
Required Applicant Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of Three References 
 
Optional Applicant Documents:
  • Teaching Philosophy  
 
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Candidates for the position should fill out an online faculty profile and attach the following documents: letter of application, CV, and a list of three references to include name, title, company, email address and telephone number. May also attached an optional teaching philosophy. 

This system can support attachments up to 1.9MB. If you encounter difficulty attaching any one of the required documents, please contact Clarissa Sawyer, Employment Coordinator in Human Resources at: csawyer@skidmore.edu or 518 580.5802 
 
 

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Science and Mathematics Librarian, James Madison University, Harrisburg, VA

James Madison University (JMU) Libraries and Educational Technologies (LET) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Science and Mathematics Librarian. This position is the liaison to JMU's College of Science and Mathematics (CSM), which includes the biology, chemistry and biochemistry, geology and environmental science, mathematics and statistics, and physics and astronomy departments. 
 
Required Qualifications:
  • A master's degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution, or international equivalent.

  • Demonstrated commitment to support and contribute to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment.

  • Effective communication and collaboration skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in a science discipline.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trends in science librarianship.
  • Teaching experience or familiarity with instruction planning, including online tutorials and library research guides.
  • Familiarity with collections practice and methods.
  • An understanding of open access publishing and research data management in the sciences.   
 
Please consider applying! Harrisonburg is a great college town. 

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Postgraduate Academic Library Fellow, Gerald R. Sherratt Library, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT

Southern Utah University invites applications from individuals with vision, creativity, energy, and initiative to apply for this position. The Fellow will rotate through the library's departments and have meaningful work assignments contributing to each department's success. Each rotation will build the Fellow's understanding of the library's mission, role, and structure in meeting stakeholder needs; and hone the Fellow's ability to adapt to new situations and work with different groups. The Fellow will also benefit from mentoring relationships with faculty throughout the library.

Term: This position is an 11 month, non‐tenure track appointment for a one‐year term.

SUU is a comprehensive regional graduate and undergraduate degree‐granting university. The accredited, state‐supported institution of nearly 9,000 students is located in Cedar City, home to the Utah Shakespeare Festival and surrounded by the best back yard in the country. SUU is 40 minutes from both skiing and year‐round golfing, 2‐1/2 hours from Las Vegas, and 3‐1/2 hours from Salt Lake City.

Required Education, Training, and Skills

Job‐related

  • Awarded or pending MLS from ALA‐accredited library school or foreign equivalent.

General

  • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks asynchronously in an academic environment.
  • Flexibility and interpersonal abilities of a nature to work successfully with a wide variety of constituencies including students, university faculty, staff, and administration.

Desired start date: July 1, 2017

Term July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018

First considerations begin May 4, 2017

Salary: $35,000

For a complete job description and to apply online go to http://jobs.suu.edu (Job # F1600094) or use the direct link at https://jobs.suu.edu/postings/1281.

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Librarian Instructor/Librarian Assistant Professor, Augusta University, Augusta, GA

Reese Library of Augusta University invites applications for the position of Reference and Instruction Librarian (position #11021), a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position with an appointment as Instructor. The successful candidate will accomplish the following:

  • Participate in the re-design, implementation, and assessment of the library's instructional program.
  • Maintain awareness of emerging trends in information literacy, library instruction, and instructional technology.
  • Provide research assistance to students, faculty, staff, and other library users in a variety of formats, keeping current on research resources as well as trends and issues relevant to research assistance provision.
  • Serve as liaison librarian to one or more academic units.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining online research guides for assigned subject areas.
  • Participate in and make recommendations in collection evaluation projects.
  • Participate in the weeding/withdrawal of items from the library's collection.
  • Actively engage in professional development by conducting scholarly research relevant to areas of responsibility, contributing to the professional literature based on research results.
  • Actively engage in service to the profession, university, and community, including committee service.

Intra-Institutional Responsibilities:

The Reference and Instruction Librarian will serve as liaison librarian to one or more academic units and will serve on library and institutional committees as a faculty member.

Extra-Institutional Responsibilities:

The Reference and Instruction Librarian is expected to be active professionally in local, regional, and national associations and will contribute to the professional literature.

Requirements:

  • American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Master's degree in library science.
  • Experience in library instruction or other teaching experience, preferably at the college level.
  • Demonstrated awareness of emerging trends in information literacy.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in an academic setting.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Demonstrated interest in library research in teaching, curriculum design, or information literacy initiatives.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development through scholarly research relevant to areas of responsibility including publications, presentations, and participation and leadership in professional associations.
  • Ability to design course content for both in-house and distance education programs.
  • Ability to evaluate and assess instructional programs and teaching.
  • Understanding of learning management systems.
  • Experience serving diverse communities.

Salary and Benefits:

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

How to apply:

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

Minimum Recruitment Period: 30 days

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

Conditions of Employment

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

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Part-Time Electronic Resources Librarian, Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover, MA

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

Essential Functions

Electronic Resources (40%): Promotes use of the Library's e-materials and provides instruction in the Library and other venues as appropriate such as Town departments and organizations, schools and parent organizations. Keeps staff informed on e-materials and technology issues. Oversees Library's online database licenses, subscriptions and other electronic services and works with the associated vendors. Maintains online connectivity to e-materials through Library website, etc. Compiles usage reports and statistics. Functions as the Library's primary troubleshooter, answering questions about its electronic resources and technology. Diagnoses problems; resolves or escalates issue to next tier as appropriate: Town IT Department, Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (consortium provided software). Keeps abreast of technology developments, evaluates possible e-material.

Public Desk Duties (30%): Performs various tasks requiring a broad knowledge of professional literature, bibliographic resources and principles of information delivery and services. Works regular shifts at the reference desk, responding to questions from patrons in person, via email, or the telephone using a wide range of resources: print, electronic, microfilm etc. Works with a variety of other electronic equipment, such as scanners, copiers, digital cameras, projectors, laptops, tablets, smart phones and e-readers.

Publication Duties (30%): Supports library publicity and publication needs. Maintains and develops the Library's website, including its content and design (updating the calendar, blog, etc.). Maintains and develops the Library's presence on other social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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

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

Compensation

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

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

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

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

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by April 21, 2017. Position is open until filled.

The Town of North Andover is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer

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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
  • Promote Network Membership
  • Participate in regional planning and projects through service on service on regional and national committees as appropriate
  • Promote 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
  • Collaborate with the National Evaluation Center and National DOCLINE Center, ensure network members have access to consultation, periodic training, and technical advice in support of outreach evaluation and NLM systems such as DOCLINE, LinkOut, Loansome Doc, etc.
  • Promote and exhibit NLM Resources at national, regional, and local conferences
  • Participates on National Task Forces and Committees designing programs that span across all regions
  • Perform Other Duties as Required.

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
  • Collaborate with other NN/LM Coordinators and Centers on National initiatives

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
  • Collaborate with Communities of Interest (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 NER 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

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

Qualifications:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent degree
  • 2 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 build relationships and manage projects
  • Knowledge and proficiency in demonstrating and teaching National Library of Medicine resources at all levels for Network Members, health care providers, and consumers.
  • 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 http://www.ummsjobs.com/job/2246/  

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Digital Media Librarian, Trinity College, Hartford, CT

Trinity College in Hartford, CT, a nationally recognized liberal arts college, seeks candidates for Digital Media Librarian, to be mentored and excel in a forward thinking and collaborative environment of merged library and IT services. Reporting to the Image Collections Librarian, the Digital Media Librarian will help to manage the library's growing collections of digitized assets, participate in metadata creation, oversee digital capture workflows, and will hire, train and direct the student staff executing these workflows. This position will work closely with Information Services colleagues, students, faculty, and a newly created Digital Scholarship Coordinator position, in support of existing digital services and in identifying new emerging digital services to support rapidly changing curricular needs. Candidates are offered the opportunity to participate in interesting innovative projects executed with new high quality digital capture equipment. The successful candidate will be detail oriented with excellent communication and collaboration skills, technical abilities, and ability to innovate and manage multiple concurrent responsibilities. The position offers a recent MLS/MIS or equivalent much opportunity for professional growth.

For the full job description and application process, please visit https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/postings/1323 . Review will begin May 1 st

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Temporary Library Assistant, Boxford Town Library, Boxford, MA

The Boxford Town Library seeks a Temporary Library Assistant to serve in our circulation department, assisting library patrons with checking-in and checking out materials, answering routine readers' advisory and reference questions, providing quality customer service, and performing other library related tasks. Minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's Degree. Library and/or customer service experience preferred.

This position is a temporary, non-benefit eligible position beginning May 1, 2017 through at least August 31, 2017, with the potential for extension of term of service. This position is for 13 hours per week, and schedule includes nights and weekend hours. The hourly rate offered for this position is $15.50 per hour.

Please submit your resume, and three professional references by Monday, April 24, 2017, to Kevin Bourque, Library Director, kbourque@boxfordlibrary.org. The Town of Boxford is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Grants Administration and Special Projects Librarian, University of Washington Health Science Library, Seattle, WA

THE LIBRARIES

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

Health Sciences Library

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

THE POSITION

Working within the HSL, the Grants and Special Projects Librarian (GASP) develops and supports outgoing grants, contracts in order to increase extramural funding within the Health Sciences Library. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Clinical Research and Data Services (CRDS), the Grants Administration and Special Projects Librarian is responsible for grant writing and management, and special projects. This position works with the Manager, University Library Grant Services and will oversee the activities associated with grants for the Health Sciences Library including reviewing grant applications and identifying grants to apply for funding opportunities. Interprets pre-award and post-award university and sponsored guidelines to faculty and staff guidelines.

This position will also assist with event planning, marketing, scheduling and publicity of the TRAIL project and other special projects. The GASP Librarian also assists the Health Sciences Library in planning and coordinating marketing efforts and publicity for new initiatives and planning UW events. Other duties for HSL Administration support may also be assigned.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

Grants & Contracts:

  • Contributes to efforts to increase external funding through philanthropy, grants, contracts, and other approaches for Libraries programs, services and collections.
  • Provides administrative leadership for new grants and contracts at the Health Sciences Library, contributes to and review drafts for the state contract funding.
  • Develops and supports outgoing grant applications by assuring the timely, complete and accurate writing of the proposal utilizing appropriate procedures and have knowledge of federal and state regulations and principles.
  • Coordinates the development of grant proposals which may include budget development, management of documentation and/or form preparation, and monitoring approval status.
  • Works with the Manager of Library Grant Services to meet grant application deadlines.
  • Prepares supporting materials, including graphics, images and appendices.
  • Works with Principal Investigator to complete required sponsor reporting such as progress reports and final reports. Provides project and budgetary status reports. Keeps teams abreast of deadlines and reporting requirements. 
  • Exercises a high level of professional judgment and analysis to manage the assessment, development, and execution process. The individual in this role must work with the faculty, administrators, grants managers, and other entities to ensure that investigators and significant contributors understand the requirements of the project; timelines; and that the appropriate terms and conditions have been included in the application. 

Special Projects:

  • Develops and implements promotional and marketing campaigns for library services and resources, including the Translational Research and Information Lab (TRAIL) initiative.
  • Creates promotional materials, including text, graphics and video.
  • Participates in the preparation of administrative reports towards accreditation, budget recommendations, annual reports, studies, and surveys.

Liaison and Other Duties:

  • Serves as a liaison for faculty, researchers and students in assigned schools and departments. Provides individual and group consultation in information literacy, research strategies, searching, information management and evidence based practice instruction for assigned schools and departments. 

  • Designs and performs instructional classes for faculty, students and researchers that promote the efficient and effective use of UW and other web resources in the areas of support.
  • Participates in UW Libraries and University committees, task forces, teams, and program planning as appropriate.
  • Good communication skills are a requirement for this position and for all Libraries' staff members. Basic expectations are described in the Libraries Personal Communication Responsibility Guidelines. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Experience with writing grants and grant management.
  • Ability to work successfully in an intensely collaborative environment with a broad range of people from culturally diverse backgrounds including colleagues, administrators, students, faculty, legislators, and vendors.
  • Ability to manage workload, priorities and deadlines and achieve timeline goals.
  • Ability to maintain high degree of organization.

Preferred

  • Experience in data management plans and sets.
  • Understanding of current methods in creating promotional materials.

SALARY

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

RANK

Position will be at rank of Assistant Librarian 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, Director, Libraries Human Resources)
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)
  • Please use "Librarian Application: Grants Administration and Special Projects 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, May 5, 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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Library Technician, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

This position is located in any of the divisions that come under the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access. It is a hybrid position that combines the major technician duties for the functions of acquisitions, cataloging, and serials control. The duties include performing acquisitions searching, placing orders, receiving items, paying invoices, serials check-in, and any other activities needed to support the acquisitions of materials for the library. The duties also include those to support the function of performing cataloging for the library such as shelflisting, record creation, copy cataloging, database maintenance activities, and searching.

This position is located in the Germanic and Slavic Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.  Anyone meeting the qualifications for this position is urged to apply.

GS-1411-09 -- Library Services -- $54,972.00 - $71,467.00
Closing Date: Apr 17, 2017

More details on the posting can be found at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/466592600/

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Archives and Records Management Assistant, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Job Description

The student will accompany archivists on field visits to evaluate records for possible transfer to the archives; will assist in making arrangements for transfer, rehousing and accessioning of archival material; will assist in evaluating University websites for archival value; and perform ad hoc projects. This position will be 15-29 hours per week during the summer.

Job Requirements

Must be currently enrolled in, or commencing in Fall 2017, a program related to the management of records and archives; be self-motivated and detail oriented; and have strong written and oral communication skills. The successful candidate may obtain academic credit for an internship; it is the candidat's responsibility to set up the internship with their school. Must be able to routinely move 30-40 pound boxes and to occasionally ascend/descend ladders and/or stairs.

Hours 15.0 to 29.0 hours per week

Hourly Rate $11.25/hour to $12.00/hour, Depends on Experience

Any questions or resumes may be directed to Aprille McKay, Assistant Director for University Collections and Records Management at aprille@umich.edu

https://studentemployment.umich.edu/jobxJobdetailPrint.aspx?JobId=33933&win=True

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Library Media Specialist, Boston Arts Academy, Boston, MA

The Boston Arts Academy is looking for a high school Librarian. 
The Boston Arts Academy, a public high school for the visual and performing arts, is starting its 20th year in September 2017 with 465 students in Grades 9-12. It is a joint project of the Professional Arts Consortium, Inc., (comprised of the Berklee College of Music, Boston Architectural Center, the Boston Conservatory, Emerson College Massachusetts College of Arts, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts) and the Boston Public Schools. The Boston Arts Academy is charged with being a laboratory and a beacon for artistic and academic innovation. The Boston Arts Academy prepares a diverse community of aspiring artist-scholars to be successful in their college or professional careers and to be engaged members of a democratic society.

This innovative school features a college preparatory curriculum supporting integrated and interdisciplinary teaching and learning among arts and academic disciplines. Students explore the arts in both traditional and new media forms. The Academy's program is enriched by the involvement of the six members of the Professional Arts Consortium. Both the program and the student body at the Academy reflect the culture, ethnic and linguistic diversity of Boston.

The Academy is home to an innovative STEAM (Science Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) lab space and a joint Science and Math department STEAM team that explores curriculum that merges these disciplines and types of thinking in order to be successful in the 21st century creative economy. 

The Academy is a Pilot School and a member of the Boston Pilot Schools Network, a group of Boston Public Schools that, by union contract, have been granted increased autonomy and flexibility to be laboratories of educational innovation. This includes the right to extend the school day and year for both faculty and students.

Teachers at the Academy undertake a number of special responsibilities. The Academy offers academic classes as well as classes in the visual and performing arts. Often classes integrate artistic and academic subjects. Faculty members work together to develop curriculum in all areas. The regular work schedule is approximately 35 hours per week with an additional 145 hours per year required for duties noted below. All academic classes begin at 8:00am. 

The school year for students will be similar to the Boston Public Schools, but the actual school calendar may differ in terms of professional days for teachers and other aspects. All students will be members of an Advisory Group and all full-time teachers will serve as Advisors. (Advisory is a small group of students who come together periodically to provide academic, social and emotional support to all students.) All full-time teaching staff also teach or co-teach a grade-level reading writing course to students.

Students are assessed through a variety of measures: Traditional tests, performances, exhibitions, and portfolios. More comprehensive material about the approach to teaching and learning is available upon request, as well as on the website, and in the handbook found on the website. 

Responsibilities:
  1. Assist the Principal/Headmaster in building and maintaining an updated school library collection that meets the goals of the school program.
  2. Assist the Principal/Headmaster in involving key staff i.e. teachers, department heads, specialists and/or others where appropriate in decisions related to library services.
  3. Utilize school system and community resources in improving the quality and scope of library service.
  4. Evaluate and maintain a comprehensive, challenging, and multicultural library/media collection.
  5. Evaluate, select, and order, on an ongoing basis, all library/media materials to coordinate with school and system-wide goals.
  6. Select materials which reflect the ethnic and cultural diversity of Boston students.
  7. Provide conditions that foster appreciation and respect for books and other resources in the library. 
  8. Make the library/media center accessible to all students and faculty of the school.
  9. Establish and maintain an appropriate shelf list (inventory), card catalog, and other appropriate records
  10. Provide the proper processing, care and maintenance of the collection both print and non-print
  11. Maintain records of library use, including daily circulation records.
  12. Employs library procedures that contribute to an effective learning environment. 
  13. Schedule class, teacher, and student use of the library media center
  14. Plan and implement programs and activities to support instructional goals and encourage full use of library media materials
  15. Provide all students individual and group instruction in the effective use of library media resources
  16. Provide students and teachers with materials and resources to meet individual and curricular needs
  17. Supervise, train, and make effective use of paraprofessionals and volunteers working in the library
  18. Communicate technical issues to appropriate vendors and OIIT when necessary
  19. Troubleshoot hardware and software conflicts and document resolutions after communicating with affected staff or students
  20. Administer Google Apps users and groups, monitor usage, and keep updated on new features, service issues, and security best practices
  21. Update web hosting configuration as necessary (DNS, MX, FTP, .htaccess), implement any needed web tools or platforms, and train staff in updating and building out BAA's web presence
  22. Assist teachers and students in using video and audio devices including recording, downloading, converting, and exporting.
  23. Provide technical support to select departments in the choice, set-up, and maintenance of databases essential to their work
  24. Assist the Learning Center in the set-up, and maintenance of assistive technology utilized in the education of special needs students
  25. Possess the ability to implement new technologies
  26. Responsible for the ordering, acquisition, inventorying, and disposition of hardware and software 
  27. Support student learning and enrichment of technology related knowledge and skills 
  28. Other duties as assigned
Additional BAA responsibilities
  1. Coordinate our Summer Reading (Literature Circles) Initiative: identify and support student leaders, lead the process of choosing books, order and distribute books, assist administration in organizing literature circles. 
  2. Coordinate the storage and distribution of all classroom texts: catalog, store, check out to students, check back in from students, keep track of inventory, and manage ordering of replacement texts
  3. Provide space in the library for students doing independent studies, on-line courses, Open Honors work, and receiving tutoring support
  4. Coordinate with the Artistic Dean and the Academic Dean the administration and supervision of students doing Independent Studies
  5. Coordinate with the Academic Dean the administration and supervision of students taking on-line courses
  6. Coordinate with the Academic Dean, academic teachers, and seminar teachers the development administration and supervision of students doing open honors courses
  7. Coordinate with the Academic Dean the administration and supervision of students receiving tutoring support. 
  8. Attend BAA staff meetings and team meetings, where appropriate
Required Qualifications:
  1. Experience teaching high school Librarian
  2. Experience in media/technology teaching and management
  3. Commitment to the arts as an important element in a complete education.
  4. Commitment to cultural, ethnic and linguistic diversity
  5. Ability to take on responsibilities and prioritize quickly.
  6. Flexible working hours.
  7. Bachelor´s Degree (copy of transcript required).
  8. Ability to work within a complex work place.
  9. Excellent communication skills.
Preferred:
  1. Three years librarian experience, preferably in an urban high school setting.
  2. Master´s Degree or equivalent thereof.
  3. Fluency in languages in addition to English.
  4. Experience as an artist.
  5. Interest or experience in more than one discipline.
  6. Experience working with local cultural institutions.
  7. Experience working in a heterogeneous classroom.
  8. Experience with portfolio assessment.
  9. Advanced knowledge of Windows and Macintosh operating systems;
  10. Strong knowledge of networking and data management;
  11. Demonstrated skills in data collection, analysis, and reporting;
APPLY TO:
Headmaster: Anne Clark
Boston Arts Academy
174 Ipswich St
Boston, MA 02215 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
May 5 

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On-call Substitute Librarians, AccuFile, Inc., Boston, MA

AccuFile, Inc., seeks individuals to work as on-call, substitute law librarians in and around  the Boston area.

In general, work assignments may include morning, afternoon, or evening (until 5pm) shifts, and often will entail same day notification or vacation coverage.

This is a great opportunity for library professionals to supplement their income! 

Qualifications:
  • MLS and Law Library experience required.
  • Must be able to provide own transportation.
Interested candidates should email cover letter and resume to Karen Micciche at jobs@accufile.com

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Archives Fellow, Museum of Science, Boston, MA

Innovation and creativity come from the unique perspectives of a diverse staff. We value your perspective.

SUMMARY STATEMENT:

The Archives Fellow will assist the Senior Archivist in the development and expansion of the Archives department, and will help perform care and arrangement of the collections, which include manuscript, audiovisual, and bound works from the 18th century forward. As the Archives are a new entity, the fellow will observe strategic planning and discussion of short- and long-term goals, as well as participate in processing projects and digitization of collections. Primarily, the fellow will undertake a processing project under the guidance of the Senior Archivist, but will also assist in working with researchers and interns, moving large amounts of material, and other day-to-day activities. The fellow will expand their professional skills and knowledge by assisting in inventory and processing projects, data ingest and cataloging, preservation assessment, and digitization.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Lift boxes up to 40lbs.
  • Work in storage areas with varying environmental conditions.
  • Develop one presentation for Museum staff on any related topic per year.
  • Climb multiple sets of stairs and walk distances with fragile material.
  • Assist with projects for collection of approximately 1500 ft3 ranging in age and condition (collection includes bound materials, audiovisual and photo formats, digital assets, oversize works, ephemera).
WORK SCHEDULE: This position is full-time, 35 hours per week, Monday - Friday starting July 3, 2017.
REPORTS TO: Director, Logistics Administration

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelors of Science or Arts degree.
  • One (1) or more years of course work in archives management, digital preservation, conservation, library sciences, or museum studies experience.
  • Knowledge of digital photography and digitization of historic records.
  • Demonstrated reading and writing skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to climb stairs, carry boxes, and generally perform physical activities.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite.
STARTING SALARY: Non-Exempt (Hourly). Commensurate with experience.
BENEFITS: Benefits for full-time, non-exempt (hourly) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, 15 vacation days, 12 holidays, 5-10 sick days, medical, dental, and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, retirement and savings plan, health care/dependent care flex spending plan, employee discounts, employee referral program, tuition assistance, professional development, direct deposit, free admission, free Duck Tours, discounted movie passes, and much more!

The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.

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History Room/Archives Internship, Avon Public Library, Avon, MA

The reference department of the Avon Free Public Library is currently accepting applications from MLS candidates and History MA candidates for its 2017 History Room/ Archives internship. 

The Avon Library preserves the history of Avon, Connecticut, through its collections in the Marion Hunter History Room. This collection, comprised of photos, primary documents, and books, is a complement to the Avon Historical Society's collection of objects and artifacts. 

The Avon Library's history collection completed a "Report of Preservation Needs" in February 2016; this assessment was funded through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. In September 2016, a Connecticut Traveling Archivist visited to provide further guidance and instruction for care and handling of the collection. The reference and technology librarians at the Avon Library have been actively (and properly!) repackaging and storing the items within the Marion Hunter History Room, and scanning items (digitizing) to the Connecticut Digital Archive (CTDA). 

This internship is designed to provide practical, in-the-archives experience for those pursuing archive and history studies. Applicants must have completed at least four graduate level library science/MA history program courses before the start date of their internship. The successful applicant will be paid a stipend of $2,500 for approximately 125 hours of work over approximately 2-3 months. The intern will select an area of the archive room to organize, digitize, and create a final project/publish on. A schedule of the project, once selected, will be created, with measureable outcomes for the student and the library. 

This internship is funded through the generous support of the Friends of the Avon Library.

Eligibility and requirements:
  • Enrollment in a Master of Library Science Program or enrollment in History MA program
  • Applicants must have completed at least four graduate level courses
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.
  • The stipend for this internship will be paid in two lump sums.
  • Schedule will be designed once the candidate is selected, and will include flexibility
  • Strong computer skills, including internet research, webpage familiarity, etc are required
  • Candidate must have reliable transportation 
Please email the following to tpanik@avonctlibrary.info by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. 

Candidates will receive an acknowledgement of their application and will be notified of their interview status by mid-May. Students will be shown highlights of the collection during their interview. The Avon Library is open to creative ideas and direction for the student's completed project; we will coordinate with university requirements for those with required internship hours. 

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Circulation and Patron Services Assistant, Osterville Village Library, Osterville, MA

Under the direction of Circulation Assistant Lead, Librarians and Library Management, the Circulation and Patron Services Assistant performs a wide variety of circulation and patron support services that includes but is not limited to:
  • Conducting Children's Story Times;
  • Interacting with patrons/Readers Advisory;
  • Providing coverage for the Children's circulation desk;
  • Assisting patrons with use of computers, access to the internet and printing, faxing, scanning and shredding;
  • Provides assistance to patrons with questions;
  • Provides information on upcoming activities, events and programs offered by OVL.

Children's Story Times: The OVL routinely offers patrons two story times a week, with additional specialized story times scheduled for special events and as needs arrive. Books are made available by Librarians to be used to conduct the story time activity.

Readers Advisory: OVL patrons often consult with Library staff on reading materials, age appropriateness and availability of library materials. Librarians maintain the collection of library materials and consult with staff providing access to reference material as aids to responding to patron inquiries.
Interested parties should forward a cover letter and resume to Mcolombo@clamsnet.org

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Web, Archive & Digital Asset Management Fall 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 Manager. 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 to the 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 content management systems (CMS)
    • Using uploaded content and assets created 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, 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. Boston Ballet Interns in the Fall and Spring are eligible for complimentary tickets to season performances and discounted classes. 
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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Technical Services Librarian, Farmingdale State College, Farmingdale, NY

Greenley Library is seeking a highly motivated enthusiastic Librarian with a commitment to public service who will participate in the operation of the Technical Services Department, with responsibility for acquisitions, collection development, and ILS systems management. This is a 12 month, full time, tenure track faculty position, reporting to the Library Director.
Please see https://farmingdale.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=83191 for full description. If you are applying for more than one vacancy, please submit a separate online application for each.

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: May 6, 2017

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Access Services Librarian, Farmingdale State College, Farmingdale, NY

Greenley Library is seeking a highly motivated enthusiastic Librarian with a commitment to public service who will oversee the effective management of our Access Services Department, with responsibility for circulation, reserves, and interlibrary loan. This is a 12 month, full time, tenure track faculty position, reporting to the Library Director.
Please see https://farmingdale.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=83187 for full description. If you are applying for more than one vacancy, please submit a separate online application for each.

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: May 6, 2017

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Part-Time Reference Librarian, Beverly Public Library, Beverly, MA

The Beverly Public Library seeks a creative librarian with strong customer service skills to work at a busy reference desk. Responsible for assisting patrons in a friendly and professional manner with their information needs. Respond to reference questions that come in via mail, email, telephone, fax, etc. Instruct patrons in the use of the catalog and other library resources. Provide one-on-one instruction and answer questions about electronic devices and digital resources. Troubleshoot various equipment, such as printers, computers, microform machines, etc.

This is a part-time, non-benefit position. One afternoon per week, 2 Saturdays (11AM-5PM) and 2 Sundays (1PM-5PM) per month. Additional fill in hours possible.

Qualifications: Master's Degree in Library or Information Science from a graduate school program accredited by the American Library Association (Staff Librarian) OR currently enrolled in a Master's Degree program in Library or Information Science from a graduate school program accredited by the American Library Association with half or more courses completed, including a course in Reference (Librarian I).

Salary: $23.70 (Staff Librarian), $18.20 (Librarian I)

Closing Date: April 24, 2017

How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit resumes to Anna Langstaff, Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915 or email langstaff@noblenet.org no later than Monday, April 24, 2017

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Assistant Librarian, Littleton Public Library, Littleton, NH

Littleton Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, customer service oriented person to join our team as Assistant Librarian. This position is a critical resource for staff and patrons, providing extensive reader's advisory to the public, assisting patrons in use of the library, and maintaining the adult fiction collection, including large print and audio book. This position requires excellent customer service and multitasking skills, as well as extensive reader's advisory skills.

Essential duties:

  • Work at the service desk part of each day providing circulation, reference, reader's advisory, and computer use assistance to library patrons.
  • Manage the adult fiction collection, including large print and audiobook titles. Remain up to date with relevant reviews and new and upcoming releases. Order and process new materials. Deselect items on an ongoing basis.
  • Handle the set-up and reconciliation of the weekly cash box. Make deposits.
  • Order and monitor supplies- office, cleaning, and library supplies.
  • Record and acknowledge memorial gifts. Select and purchase gift books.
  • Responsible for building oversight in library director's absence.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: BA/BS and 2-3 years library experience. Must have excellent customer service skills and proficiency with computers. Experience in purchasing and providing reader's advisory service preferred.

Schedule: Full time 35 hours a week Tuesday-Saturday schedule. Includes one evening.

Littleton Public Library offers a comprehensive benefits package, including single health insurance, short and long term disability, participation in the NH Retirement System and paid time off.

Salary: $15-17/ hour.

To apply please send cover letter and resume to Meagan Carr, Library Director, at littlib@gmail.com

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Young Adult Librarian, Pelham Public Library, Pelham, NH

Snapchat, Instagram, CrunchyRoll, Minecraft, Musica.ly, Pokémon Go... Know what I am talking about? Keep reading!

The Pelham Public Library in Pelham, NH (pop. 12, 897) seeks a full time Young Adult Librarian. This position, recently funded to full time with benefits, shows our commitment to the teens in our community.

A Masters in Library Science and a minimum of one year public library experience is required. Experience working with young adults is crucial. This can be in a library setting, a school, an afterschool program or a summer program.

Specialized education, training or experience "may" be substituted for part of the educational requirement.

Position overview:

  • Manage young adult print and non-print collections from selection through weeding.
  • Manage busy after school environment in the library's Young Adult Area
  • Plan, organize, promote and implement young adult programs year-round
  • Monitors trends and implementation of appropriate resources and apps for YA patrons
  • Experience with content management systems such as WordPress
  • Facilitates social media outreach via various channels including Instagram and Facebook
  • Provides direct patron support - predominantly to teens and children
  • Facilitates school outreach and visits within local middle school and high school
  • Recruits, trains and supervises young adult volunteers
  • Maintains a creative and engaging space for teens by creating interactive bulletin boards and book displays

Salary contingent upon experience: $40,000 - $43,000 with excellent Town benefits package.

Open until filled but application review will begin April 28, 2017.

Please submit a resume and a writing sample promoting a Young Adult program to Irja Finn, Director at ifinn@pelhamweb.com

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Archives Assistant (temporary, part-time), MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

15 hrs per week, Monday-Friday, flexible between 9am-4pm, $15 per hour
Available: Now through end of June, 2017
E-mail resume and cover letter addressed to Hiring Manager, gsuiter@mit.edu. No phone calls, please. 

The MIT Institute Archives and Special Collections houses one of the premier collections on the history of science and technology in the United States.  The Archives Assistant will work under the direction of an experienced archives staff on archival and manuscript collections to improve access to those collections.

Tasks will vary, but may include:

Collections:

  • Creating folder or container lists
  • Re-housing
  • Data entry using ArchivesSpace
  • Describing the content of series or collections
  • Assist staff with office visits to pack and transfer materials

Other tasks critical to the maintenance of the collections and dissemination of information about them 

Ability to work independently and with a team important. Accuracy and an eye for detail very important. Knowledge of professional archival practices and procedures. Must be able to lift record carton size boxes (up to 40 lbs.). 

Walking distance from MIT/Kendall MBTA stop (Red Line)

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Fall 2017 Information Literacy Program Internship, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

Location and Description of Program

Fairfield University serves a population of approximately 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students and is located in Fairfield, Connecticut, situated on the coastline about 1.5 hours by train or car from New York City and about 30 minutes from New Haven. In coordination with writing faculty and in the spirit of the University's mission, the DiMenna-Nyselius Library Information Literacy Program helps students to become savvy information consumers and lifelong learners. Through targeted in-person and online instruction, the Program develops students' abilities to critically analyze and reuse information--honing their understanding of how it is created, disseminated, and consumed in different media for various purposes. Students learn how to apply these skills ethically and legally throughout life, with a sense of social responsibility.

Description of Internship

The intern plays an active role in the Information Literacy Program and will:

  • Work closely with the Instruction Coordinator to design and deliver approximately 8-10 library instruction classes. The exact number and types of classes will be determined through careful review of the intern's experience and interests, as well as our program's needs.
  • Have the opportunity to observe seasoned instruction librarians and receive substantive feedback on content and delivery of instruction.
  • Work collaboratively with faculty on lesson plans.
  • Depending on experience, career interests, and need, the intern could also produce a project related to our instruction program. The intern would work closely with the Instruction Coordinator on such a project.
  • Meet regularly with the Instruction Coordinator for ongoing feedback and discussion. Depending on experience, previous coursework, and interest, readings and discussions of information literacy related readings may be included.

The internship is an excellent opportunity to work in an academic environment, learn about information literacy in both theory and practice, and gain valuable instruction experience. The program can be modified to fulfill program requirements not satisfied by the structure described above.

This internship begins in September and runs through December, 2017. The Library offers flexible scheduling, which will be arranged with the Instruction Coordinator before the start of the internship.

Qualifications

  • Interns must be currently enrolled in a graduate-level Library and Information Science or School Media program.
  • Relevant course work in reference or instruction preferred.

Contact

To apply, send a brief letter of interest and availability to Jeremiah Mercurio, Senior Reference Librarian and Instruction Coordinator.

Jeremiah Mercurio | jmercurio@fairfield.edu | (203) 254-4000 x4206

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Summer Internship, Eileen Fisher, Irvington, NY

SUMMER 2017 - EILEEN FISHER Company Summer Internship for SOM and SLIS Graduate Students 

The EILEEN FISHER company is a world leader in advancing ideas around sustainability and social consciousness with fashion as a business lens. "Our vision is for an industry where human rights and sustainability are not the effect of a particular initiative, but the cause of a business well run. Where social and environmental injustices are not unfortunate outcomes, but reasons to do things differently" (http://www.eileenfisher.com/company-overview).
As a result of a long relationship with the School of Management Entrepreneurship Program, EILEEN FISHER is interested in engaging a Simmons graduate student in the SOM or SLIS for a summer internship 2017. 
THE TASK: EILEEN FISHER seeks a Simmons Fellow to work with us on our initiatives related to women.  Specifically, we would like the Fellow to:
  • Conduct a company-wide assessment of all the ways in which we impact women (through workplace policies and practices, supply chain initiatives, philanthropy, etc.).
  • Map our impact visually and in writing
  • Place our work related to women within the context of other like-minded brands (apparel, B-corp, socially conscious)
  • Make recommendations to us on how we can deepen our commitment to women in a way that ​supports our brand heritage and vision. ​
DETAILS: Stipend of $10,000 for a 10 week engagement. Work to be completed primarily at the Irvington, NY headquarter location with some flexibility. Student assumes responsibility for all associated costs. It is possible to live in Manhattan and commute to Irvington. 
 
​TO APPLY: Send short letter of application and your resume to: Professor Teresa Nelson (teresa.nelson@simmons.eduby April 15. Letter should address your qualifications and interest in the position. 
 
PROCESS: An EILEEN FISHER representative will be on campus in late April to interview final candidates. ​

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Circulation Assistant, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

Part-time position (16 hours/week) for a Circulation Assistant. Duties include providing excellent customer service at the Main and Branch Libraries, checking in and checking out of library materials; assisting patrons in the use of self-check terminals; shelving materials; shelf-reading; assisting customers at public service desks; filling items on daily paging list; dispensing general information to customers; performing network transfer functions; and other assigned duties. The work schedule may include one evening per week, frequent Saturdays, and one Sunday per month. 
Qualifications
The requirements are a High School diploma or equivalent; working knowledge of automated systems; excellent interpersonal, oral communication and customer service skills; and six months of clerical work experience. The hourly rate is $17.61 and the position is not benefit eligible.
Salary
The hourly rate is $17.61 and the position is not benefit eligible.
How to Apply
To apply, submit a Town of Wellesley job application or a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document or PDF to hr@wellesleyma.gov by April 25, 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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Knowledge Management Coordinator/Digital Curator, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, New York, MA

Award-winning global architecture firm headquartered in New York City seeks an organized, detail-oriented, and pro-active Knowledge Management Coordinator with good people skills and 2-5 years of working experience, ideally in the A/E/C or Design industries.

Undertaking a brand new role at the firm, s/he will champion knowledge collection, organization, and dissemination for the firm, serving as the information custodian and resource for global practice. The Knowledge Management Coordinator will be the firm's central resource for information so must be able to work and communicate effectively with multiple parties concurrently. As the firm's "data champion", s/he must be exceptionally well organized, detail-oriented and passionate about information management and knowledge sharing.

KPF is a creative, dynamic, and progressive environment and we seek a like- minded individual that is equally creative, innovative, forward-thinking, as well as communicative and service-oriented to oversee the KPF digital archives and knowledgebase across our offices around the globe. The KPF Knowledge Management Coordinator will work closely with architects, graphic designers, marketing professionals, and other colleagues globally to ensure the collective vital institutional knowledge of the company is captured and remains current and relevant to the firm as a whole. The KPF Knowledge Management Coordinator will also work closely with KPF's programmers to fully integrate the knowledge capture onto the global intranet and disseminate this knowledge in the most judicious manner. Contributing directly with hands-on programming and UX design would be an advantage.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Managing the project database, the digital resource library, establishing protocols for data collection, cataloguing and curation and ensuring relevancy, timeliness and accuracy of data

Managing project data archiving, including conversion from paper to digital and extraction of data and content

Harvesting data, information, content and assets from architectural projects including post-occupancy data and metrics

Coordinating the knowledge sharing effort (announcements, seminars, trainings, etc.) for pro-active internal dissemination of information

Performing research and analysis (internal and external data) for projects and pursuits including trends, benchmarks, best practices, etc.

Skills and Experience

  • Deep knowledge of data management, metadata, organization and cataloging structures
  • Experience with database technologies
  • Familiarity with data visualization and analytics approaches useful
  • Knowledge of Content Management Systems (CMS), SharePoint preferred
  • Comfort with various software applications and strong overall technology skills
  • Some programming skills desirable (Java, XML, AngularJS, SQL)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills

Ideal candidate has related Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited program and 2-3 years professional experience working with data, document and digital asset management systems, knowledge capture and information management, web and database technologies. Master's in Information Science is a plus/bonus.

Previous experience and a strong interest in the Architecture/Engineering/Construction vertical or related design industries are valuable. Familiarity with the architectural profession's concepts, practices, procedures and digital assets is ideal.

If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you. Please send a cover letter, resume and work samples to: careers-kc@kpf.com.

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Instruction and Outreach Librarian, Andrew Mellon Library at Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT

The Instruction and Outreach Librarian is a 42-week faculty position reporting to the Director of the Andrew Mellon Library.

Andrew Mellon Library Overview

The Andrew Mellon Library at Choate Rosemary Hall is at the heart of teaching and learning. The Library's mission is to enhance the academic environment and support the education of each of our students. With the advent of the digital and technological revolution, the importance of this role is amplified. Library faculty collaborate with teaching faculty to help students learn information and technology literacy skills. Instruction in research strategies, evaluation of sources, and citing resources are offered in a variety of flexible models. Students, faculty, and staff have access to over 190,000 titles including 130,000 eBooks and over 50 scholarly databases. In addition, the library makes available textbooks, laptops, iPads, chargers, headphones, and other technologies to the Choate community and actively works with student groups and faculty to host academic and social programs.

Position Overview

The Andrew Mellon Library at Choate Rosemary Hall seeks a dynamic educator-librarian to join a blended faculty librarian team. This person will partner with colleagues to design and teach bibliographic instruction classes utilizing innovative learning technologies and pedagogies to support student learning. The successful candidate will have experience with library outreach, library programming, and social media initiatives. The individual will be motivated and team-oriented with broad experience in academic librarianship, information literacy, and pedagogical best practices. We are looking for an individual who is a self-starter and eager to participate in a collegial partnership.

To fulfill the responsibilities, the Instruction/Outreach Librarian:

  • Serves as a member of the library's research and instruction team
  • Develops user-centered tools for research and instruction units in collaboration with librarian colleagues
  • Provides relevant embedded instruction in research and citation skills
  • Utilizes innovative learning technologies and pedagogies in support of student learning
  • Assists faculty, staff and student research, providing assistance online and in-person, for both one-on-one research consultations and at service points in the library
  • Participates in a collegial team environment with other faculty librarians to oversee and manage collections and services
  • Works with others to select print and electronic sources to support the curriculum
  • Oversees the social media program of the Andrew Mellon Library
  • Supports the Library Director to plan and execute library programming and conferences
  • Monitors the work of the library support staff on projects and during evening shifts
  • Engages in ongoing professional development
  • Oversees the library during Summer Programs, coordinating the work of support staff and collaborating with summer faculty to support teaching and learning

Requirements

  • Masters Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university
  • 3-5 years library experience in an academic setting or independent school environment
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to work some evenings and weekends

Preferred

  • Familiarity using emerging technologies for teaching including video production for flipped classroom instruction and using iPad apps as they relate to interactive classrooms
  • Background in creating instructional tools using LibGuides
  • Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes

The Instruction and Outreach Librarian assists the Director of the Andrew Mellon Library in the implementation of all library policies and takes on other duties as assigned by the Headmaster or Director of the Andrew Mellon Library.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Kathy White, Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Faculty, at kwhite@choate.edu. Please include position applying for in subject line. Applications will be considered until the position has been filled.

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Library Clerk, Cambridge Public Library (O'Neill Branch), Cambridge, MA

HOURS OF WORK: 15 hours per week - initial hours: Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:00PM - 8:00PM and Thursdays, 1:00PM - 6:00PM. Hours are assigned and subject to change in order to meet the needs of the department and the Library. Candidates are expected to have a flexible approach to schedules.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Under minimal supervision, provides outstanding customer service, performs circulation control and clerical activities. Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:
  • Performs functions related to circulation such as checkouts, check-ins, inquiries, reserves, renewals, fine assessment and collection, over-dues and patron registration
  • Delivers exceptional and engaging customer service to the public
  • Assists borrowers in locating books and materials, referring them if necessary to the professional librarian
  • Processes deliveries - moving and unloading bins and checking-in items
  • Assists with basic computer trouble-shooting
  • Maintains orderliness and neatness in the branch; merchandizes and shelves materials and reads shelves as necessary
  • May assist in implementation of programs for adults and/or children
  • May assist in operating audio-visual equipment in the presenting of library programs
  • Any other duties required by the Branch Manager for the good of the branch and the library system

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Working knowledge of basic public library concepts and resources
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability and willingness to work with a diverse population
  • Ability to handle the unexpected and stay calm and professional under pressure
  • Ability and willingness to be a strong team player
  • Ability to interact effectively with the library's computers and automated system
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions accurately and thoroughly
  • Flexibility to fill in during scheduling emergencies and vacation periods, in addition to working a regular part-time schedule
  • Ability to recognize situations that require referral to the professional librarian
  • Tact Patience Maturity Empathy

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

High school diploma or high school equivalency required. A bachelor's degree or coursework beyond the high school level is desirable. Previous library experience is strongly preferred. ILS experience is also preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including office equipment such as computers, scanners, copiers, facsimile machines, AV equipment
  • Ability to sit and use computer workstation, including keyboard and visual display terminal, for extended periods of time
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor and up ramp, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books or computers and computer equipment
  • Must be able to pay close attention to detail and concentrate on work
  • Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data or things
  • 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: 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: $18.36 per hour to $21.87 per hour in five steps

Closing date: April 24, 2017

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please 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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Fall Audiovisual Digitization Internship, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, MA

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is currently seeking applicants for a part- time audiovisual digitization internship position in our Archives Processing and Digitization Unit. The intern will assist with quality control, ingest, and cataloging of digitized sound recordings. The intern may also assist with some of the following: digitize sound recordings, convert digital files from master formats to distribution formats, embed metadata in digital files, and inventory sound recordings or moving image materials. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual interested in gaining digital experience in an archives setting. Basic knowledge of digital audio and video software and experience handling sound and/or moving image media is helpful.

Candidates must be US citizens currently enrolled in a graduate program in archival studies or public history or a program in media arts with a strong audiovisual focus. Interns will receive a monthly stipend of $560 (part time, 2 days/week), paid on the 15th of the month. This internship would start June 15th and end August 14th, with the possibility of undertaking an internship for the fall semester. The archives are open Monday through Friday. A minimum commitment of two days a week is required.

Applications will be accepted through April 20, 2017. To apply, please send in the following documents:

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

These should be sent as pdf attachments to william.bjelf@nara.gov.

Please include your name and the posting number in the subject line of your email; include the posting number in the address of the letter. Cover letters should also reference the posting number.

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Call for Papers: Special Issue of Digital Humanities Quarterly

Invisible Work in the Digital Humanities
Special Issue of Digital Humanities Quarterly (2018)

GUEST EDITORS
Tarez Samra Graban, Paul F. Marty, Allen Romano, and Micah Vandegrift
Florida State University

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
At a recent symposium at Florida State University, digital humanists, librarians, and technology specialists explored the challenges of diverging expectations, unequal labor, and invisible work in the digital humanities -- http://iwdh.cci.fsu.edu/. The symposium provided an opportunity for participants to address questions such as the following: In intellectual and economic climates that prioritize external over internal validation, how do we define and defend the value of the digital humanities work? Whom do our projects and conversations include and exclude? How can we make the invisible work of digital humanities workers more visible? and What is the epistemic potential for questioning agency, access, participation, and use in digital humanities projects?

To further explore these questions, the symposium organizers are pleased to announce a special issue of Digital Humanities Quarterly (DHQ) to be published in late 2018. For this special issue, we seek contributions that theorize, highlight, and illustrate the challenges facing researchers and practitioners in the digital humanities when their work is invisible to a wide range of audiences and stakeholders. Questions to be addressed in this issue include, but are not limited to:

  • What is the nature of invisible work in the digital humanities, to whom is this work invisible, and why might they not see it?
  • What problems arise when invisible work in the digital humanities remains invisible, and how can we address those problems?
  • To whom should we strive to make invisible work in the digital humanities visible, and why should we focus our efforts on those entities or individuals?
  • Conversely, should "visibility" be an unquestioned value in the digital humanities, within or without of the academic institution, or is there an inherent value to work being invisible?
  • How might we write a counter-narrative to the kinds of external validation that often drive (and often kill) most digital humanities initiatives? What would that counter-narrative look like?
  • How might we argue for making invisible work in the digital humanities more visible internally (to ourselves) rather than externally (to outside observers), and what might the consequences of such a decision be?
  • How can a focus on the internal or external validation of invisible work in the digital humanities heighten the unique methodologies of practitioners in certain disciplines, or bring their fields' critical questions into deeper relief?


SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

For this special issue, we seek contributions of two principal types:

  • Article-length pieces describing original research (~8000 words in length); and
  • Substantive, provocative, opinion-driven short essays (~1500 words in length).

If you wish, you may submit an optional abstract for feedback from the editors by emailing your abstract (max. 500 words) to Tarez Samra Graban (tgraban@fsu.edu) by June 1, 2017.

Please follow Digital Humanities Quarterly's guidelines for preparation, content, formatting, and submission: http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/submissions/. All submissions should be marked as intended for the special issue on "Invisible Work in the Digital Humanities." We prefer submissions in RTF, OpenOffice, or Word, but may be able to work with other formats as needed.

If you have any questions about this special issue, please contact the editors by emailing Tarez Samra Graban at tgraban@fsu.edu.


IMPORTANT DATES

Optional Abstract Deadline: June 1, 2017
Manuscript Submission Deadline: November 15, 2017
Review Decisions/Acceptances: May 15, 2018
Final Versions Due: September 1, 2018
Publication: End of 2018


A PDF version of this CFP is available at http://iwdh.cci.fsu.edu/dhq_cfp.pdf

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Kuntu Repertory Theatre Project Archivist (Visiting Librarian), University of Pittsburgh at Oakland, Pittsburgh, PA

The Kuntu Repertory Theatre Project Archivist is a full-time Visiting Librarian (12-month appointment) at the Oakland campus of the University of Pittsburgh. As a 12-month contract position, renewal of contract will be reviewed on an annual basis. This position reports to the Curator for the Curtis Theatre Collection.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct archival appraisal and processing of the Papers of the Kuntu Repertory Theatre (Kuntu) according to accepted archival and cataloging principles utilizing Archivists' Toolkit and Voyager;
  • Recommend materials from Kuntu for digitization and exhibition work and oversee the preparation of these archival materials for these purposes.
  • Assist the Curator of the Curtis Theatre Collection in outreach to faculty, students, and the general public by supporting and creating LibGuides, exhibits, programming, events, and research visitations;
  • Provide reference assistance in support of the academic and research use of the collection as well as other materials in the Special Collections and the Archives Service Center (ASC) by serving on the ASC reference desk.
  • Prepare necessary reports and maintain statistics as required
  • Participates in professional activities as appropriate
  • Other professional duties as assigned

 

Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm; occasional evenings and weekends as needed.

Required: ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or equivalent with an emphasis in archival arrangement and description; minimum of 1 year professional experience processing archival records is required.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • In-depth knowledge of archival principles and practices with an emphasis on arrangement and description
  • Knowledge of Archivists' Toolkit content management system and digital imaging and metadata standards
  • Background knowledge and appreciation of theatre and performing arts and/or Africana studies
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to analyze project requirements and prepare work estimates
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively in a team environment
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite

Salary: $37,764/year minimum. Comprehensive benefits package including 1-month vacation/year; Medical; TIAA/CREF, Vanguard; and tuition assistance.

To apply, submit letter of application and resume with the names/addresses/phone numbers of three references via email to:

William K. Gentz
Head, Library Human Resources
gentz@pitt.edu

Applications received by April 17, 2017 will receive primary consideration.

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Archival Description Project Coordinator, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Under the direction of the Special Collections Processing Manager, this position will lead a project team responsible for improving intellectual and physical control over and access to special collections materials held in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library and the Theatre Research Institute at the Ohio State University Libraries (OSUL).  Reviews all existing description for designated archival collections and all physical materials associated with each collection; compares description to physical contents and makes any necessary revisions, additions, or deletions according to Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) and OSUL's description guidelines.   Following the More Product, Less Process (MPLP) model, performs or oversees minimal processing activities for designated archival collections.  Ensures containers are labeled correctly and verifies that container shelving locations have been recorded accurately in all appropriate systems.  Assists in on-going shelf reads and other location maintenance projects.  Supervises one or more fulltime project staff members and several student assistants, assigns and reviews all of their work activities; responsible for quality control of all work done during the project.  Collaborates daily with the project's Metadata Specialist to ensure that description of collections worked on by the project team are recorded accurately in Archivists' Toolkit and OSUL's ILS (III Sierra), with finding aids for collections published to the OSUL website.  Works under the general supervision of the Special Collections Processing Manager, in consultation with the Head of Special Collections Description & Access, and in daily collaboration with 3-5 additional team members involved in this project.  Consults and collaborates with others throughout the library as appropriate.  May perform other duties as assigned.  

This position provides a great opportunity for an archivist with a minimum of 2-years processing experience to take their next career step and put that knowledge into practice as a project leader.   An archivist working in this position will have the opportunity to gain in-depth project management and leadership skills while working as a member of a highly-collaborative team. The Special Collections Description & Access Department is a supportive environment that engages in on-the-job learning and development opportunities for staff members. Additionally, Ohio State University Libraries offers and array of professional training opportunities that assist staff in preparing for the next stages in their careers. 

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree.  Minimum of 2-years full-time experience in position(s) with primary or significant focus on archival arrangement and description tasks, such as processing or accessioning.  Minimum of 2-years experience writing and editing finding aids following DACS.  Strong organizational skills and high level of attention to detail.  Ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative environment as a member of a team project.  Strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills. Works in archival storage conditions where temperatures are approximately 62 degrees F; must be able to lift 40 lbs. and push a cart weighing up to 80 lbs.

Desired Qualifications: Diverse experience processing archival collections, including experience processing collections of many sizes, formats, and complexities. Experience processing collections according to MPLP guidelines with strong comprehension of MPLP principles.  Thorough knowledge of DACS rules.  Minimum of 1-year project management and/or supervisory experience, particularly supervision of archival arrangement and description activities.  Demonstrated ability to follow complex guidelines with a high degree of accuracy. Experience in workflow development and/or documentation.  Experience using an archival collection management system, such as Archivists' Toolkit.  Previous experience working in a collaborative archival setting.  

Please apply online at https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/77731 from April 1, 2017 through April 16, 2017.

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Visiting Residency Librarian and Visiting Assistant Professor (4 Positions), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL

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

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

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

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

Environment

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

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

Preferred:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Head of Technical Services, Marlborough Public Library, Marlborough, MA

The Marlborough Public Library has an opening for a Head of Technical Services. This position is responsible for the cataloging of library materials, adult collection development and regular public service. The position assigns work and trains staff in the acquisition, processing and maintenance of all print and non-print library materials. The individual will also develop efficient and effective procedures for processing library materials and produce statistical and other collection reports for the Library Director. Requires collaboration with other library departments and with C/W MARS partner libraries. Serves as supervisor in charge on scheduled evenings and weekends. Position will staff the reference desk on a regular basis and help staff the circulation desk as needed.  35 hours per week, includes evening and weekend hours in rotation.

Qualifications

ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science required; 1+ years of technical services and supervisory experience in a public library and knowledge of C/W MARS network strongly preferred; active interest in the area of digital content and delivery; ability to problem solve and both work independently and as part of the administrative team. Must have excellent communication, customer service and organization skills.

Salary $44,881 - $50,485 in steps

Closing Date April 14, 2017

How to Apply

Please forward cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources Director
City of Marlborough
140 Main Street
Marlborough, MA  01752

humanresources@marlborough-ma.gov

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Access Services Librarian, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

William Paterson University invites applications for a twelve month tenure-track position as Access Services Librarian. 

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Access & Information Services, the Access Services Librarian plans, organizes, supervises, and coordinates services and staff for circulation, course reserves, stacks,  related patron services such as reciprocal borrowing and coordinates with professional staff who maintain the building. The Access Services Librarian develops and implements policies and procedures for circulation, course reserves, copiers and copyright policies, and coordinates procedures with relevant Library and University units. S/he provides training and support for Lending Services staff, the Voyager circulation system and is responsible for routine administrative services within Lending Services, including scheduling, monitoring cash funds, and revisions of the policy file and circulation calendar. The selected candidate participates in departmental planning and projects, as well as the User Education and Liaison programs. S/he generates related departmental reports, participates in divisional planning projects and programs and serves on diverse committees, as appropriate.

ALA-accredited MLS (or equivalent) and experience working in an automated environment with circulation and course reserves are required. The successful candidate must possess excellent interpersonal skills, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills and a strong commitment to student-centered service.

Preferred qualifications include a second master's degree (a second graduate degree is required for tenure); academic library experience; knowledge of emerging technologies in Access Services; experience working with the Voyager System; supervisory experience; demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team environment; work experience with diverse populations.

William Paterson University is a public institution of higher learning. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

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

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

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Library Director, Blanding Public Library, Rehoboth, MA

Candidates are sought for the position of Director of the Blanding Public Library, to start in the mid to late summer of 2017. This is a salaried position of approximately 25-30 hours per week. The Director is responsible for management of all aspects of library services, including planning, organizing, staffing, coordinating, reporting, and budgeting, in conformity with policies established by the Board of Trustees, the regulations of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and applicable laws and bylaws. The Director serves under the Board of Trustees of the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society, which owns and operates the Library as well as the Carpenter Museum and the Arts in the Village music series. The Trustees develop library policy and budget with the professional advice of the Director, who manages the library's operations.

The successful candidate will have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, adaptability, initiative, tact, and good judgment, as well as knowledge of professional library principles and regulations, and the ability to direct the work of others and to work with related organizations and the Rehoboth community. Candidates must meet the eligibility requirements as spelled out by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, including a Master's degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited graduate library school, and progressively responsible library experience, including administrative and supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of experience and education demonstrating the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities.
For further information, please contact RehobothAntiquarian@gmail.com.

TO APPLY:
Please send cover letter and resume to Rebecca Smith, President of the Board at the RAS, at RehobothAntiquarian@gmail.com.

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Circulation Assistant, Seabrook Library, Seabrook, NH

GENERAL SUMMARY: This is a part-time paraprofessional position which, under a minimum of supervision, entails working at the circulation desk in a busy public library. Reports to the Director.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline from an accredited institution, and some relevant library experience preferred.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge of library automation systems, and proficiency with computers. A pleasant and friendly demeanor is also required in this highly visible position. Ability to push heavy carts, lift, bend, stoop and stand for long periods of time, as well as ability to pass a criminal background check. Good work ethic a must.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

Circulation Desk: Carry out all duties of the main circulation desk, including telephone and in-person interaction; register new patrons; charge and discharge library materials; provide reader's advisory services; maintain reserves; shelve returned materials; keep circulation statistics; and other duties associated with library circulation or required by the Director.

22-25 hours per week, Monday & Wednesday 12-8 pm and Friday 10-6 pm, with an occasional Saturday (except July and August)

$12.00-13.00 per hour based on experience

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Head of Reference Department/Information Services Co-Coordinator, Forbes Library, Northampton, MA

Forbes Library, Northampton's public library, seeks applications for the position of Head of Reference/Information Services Co-Coordinator to join an innovative, collaborative Information Services Team. The ideal candidate will be dynamic, creative and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in customer service. 
Northampton is one of the top small arts cities in the United States and lies in the heart of the beautiful Connecticut River Valley. The city of just under 30,000 offers a vibrant downtown unique for its number of independent businesses and a lifestyle rich in cultural, artistic, and academic resources. 
The Information Services Team comprises Reference, Arts & Music and Archives and has a staff of 8 full- and part-time members. The library is committed to providing excellent reference service, diverse programming and strong collections that include unique special collections. Forbes Library is open six days a week in a historic building. 
The Head of Reference is responsible for the management, direction, and operation of the Reference Department. This includes hiring, training, scheduling, and providing leadership for the staff; providing high quality reference, reader's advisory and instruction; developing and marketing innovative programming and services; engaging the community; collection development; managing technology; and budgeting. This position also coordinates Information Services with the Head of Arts & Music and the Archivist, and serves on committees and teams including the library's collaborative leadership and planning team. 
QUALIFICATIONS MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution; 3 years of professional reference experience; experience in public libraries, management, teaching and public programming, strong communication skills, demonstrated willingness to develop community relationships, and adept with technology.
 Full time, benefited position Salary $43,419-$55,965/Grade 11 
To apply, please submit cover letter, resume and names of three references to Director, Forbes Library, via email at jobs@forbeslibrary.org -- Deadline to apply is April 21, 2017. 

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Law Library Intern, Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, MA

If you're considering a career in law librarianship and want to learn about the different functions librarians perform - from reference to circulation - this is a great opportunity to gain all-around experience. Just a short walk from Simmons!

Responsibilities

  • Intern will "float" among multiple library departments, assisting with various tasks
  • Providing professional reference service to the library's varied users - including faculty, staff, students, alumni and the researching public
  • Supporting librarians with faculty research needs
  • Preparing and updating print and electronic research guides and other library publications
  • Providing back-up reference and circulation staffing at the InfoDesk
  • Supporting librarians in locating, retrieving and photocopying material needed for teaching, and doing trial runs of legal research exercises
  • Assisting with collection maintenance tasks as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by staff

Qualifications

  • Current enrollment in an ALA-accredited graduate level library program.
  • Previous library or law library reference experience is preferred, but not necessary; we are happy to train the right candidates.
  • Applicants should be detail oriented, well organized, able to work independently and comfortable as part of a team. Strong communication skills and flexibility are essential.

We are hiring one intern at 20 hours per week, to be scheduled between 8:00am and 5:00pm Monday-Friday, with lunch as arranged with your supervisor. Hours must be worked on-site.

Salary is $18 an hour. Position not benefits-eligible.

The job has a flexible start date around June 1st. It will continue for six months, with the possibility of an extension. We will also accept applications on a rolling basis for a potential July or August start date.

Please send cover letter and resume to Catherine Biondo at lawresearchhelp@neu.edu. Indicate "Law Library Intern Application" in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please.

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Humanities Residency Librarian (Diversity and Innovation), Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

In support of Ithaca College's commitment to inclusive the Ithaca College Library invites applications for a two-year residency program designed to increase the presence of historically underrepresented groups in the professional librarian ranks and introduce new and innovative perspectives to the Library. The residency provides an early-career librarian with a range of professional experience in a supportive environment for professional exploration and engagement.  The program is intended to recruit a recent library school graduate who will contribute effectively to the diversity of the profession and obtain a meaningful work experience.   The College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, is nestled in the heart of New York state's Finger Lakes region.  Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger's as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.  

The first year of the residency is designed to introduce the resident to a variety of professional activities.   She/he will provide collection development, research, and instructional services to the Writing, Religion & Philosophy, and English Departments, in addition to participating in library initiatives related to the digital humanities, the institutional repository, and student success.  The resident will be eligible for professional development funding for relevant activities. Additional opportunities to participate in marketing/outreach and virtual service development will be available.   

Additionally, in the second year of the residency, a research project that is tailored to resident's professional interests and to the needs of the library will be developed in consultation with the College Librarian. The resident may work independently or collaboratively with colleagues to develop, complete, and report on the project with a goal of publication or presentation at a professional conference.  

Qualifications:
A Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution, preferably granted within the most recent 24 months of the hiring date and demonstrated interest or experience in diversity and inclusion initiatives; undergraduate or graduate coursework in the humanities is preferred, as well as interest or experience in the digital humanities and user experience/user needs.  Knowledge of current developments in academic librarianship, including current practices and technology in library instruction; excellent presentation and communication skills and the ability to effectively work and interact respectfully within a diverse and inclusive environment; ability to work collaboratively as well as independently with patrons from diverse backgrounds; ability to deal positively, collegially, and proactively within a changing environment are required.

The resident will be eligible and encouraged to apply for available professional positions in the library.   Residents are appointed at the Librarian I level and receive full-time exempt employee benefits.

Preference will be given to applications received by April 24, 2017.  The projected position start date is August 2017.

The complete position description and instructions for submitting applications are available at  https://ithaca.peopleadmin.com/

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Part-Time Children's Reference Librarian, Needham Public Library, Needham, MA

Hours: Up to eight (8) hours per week, including Saturdays and Sundays
Salary Range: $22.44 (Schedule C)

The Town of Needham is seeking a highly skilled candidate to fill the part-time position of Program Support Assistant II.

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

  • Answer questions regarding collection, the library catalog, databases, readers' advisory services, and other patron inquiries
  • Provide support at the children's reference desk; assisting visitors with their informational needs
  • Coordination and presentation of children's programs

Requirements:

  • To be considered for the position, applicants must have at least:
  • Master's Degree in Library Science or a currently enrolled MLS candidate
  • Capacity to interact effectively and tactfully with the general public
  • Familiarity with automated library systems
  • Ability to perform detailed work accurately and efficiently
  • Capability to adapt to new technologies as required
  • In depth knowledge of trouble shooting computers and printers is highly desirable
  • Ability to deliver a variety of story time formats and craft activities

How to Apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume and Town of Needham Employment Application (http://www.needhamma.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/766) in the following ways:

Email: hr@needhamma.gov;
Fax: 781-455- 0165;
Mail: Human Resources Department, 1471 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02492.

Applications will be accepted until 5 PM on Monday, April 10, 2017.

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

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Part-Time Circulation Assistant (3 positions), Needham Public Library, Needham, MA

Hours: Daytime, evening, rotating Saturday and Sunday hours schedule
Salary Range: $17.00 (Schedule C)

The Town of Needham is seeking highly skilled individuals to fill the part-time position of Program Support Assistant I under the supervision of the Circulation Supervisor.

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

  • Collaborate with library patrons; assisting them with information and/or directing them to appropriate locations or staff
  • Process library checkouts, renewals, returns, reserves, fines, registrations
  • Maintain orderliness of materials collection
  • Perform other circulation procedures, as required

Requirements:

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

  • Capacity to interact effectively and tactfully with the general public
  • Familiarity with automated library systems
  • Ability to perform detailed work accurately and efficiently
  • Capability to adapt to new technologies as required

How to Apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume and Town of Needham Employment Application (http://www.needhamma.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/766) in the following ways:

Email: hr@needhamma.gov;
Fax: 781-455- 0165;
Mail: Human Resources Department, 1471 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02492.

Applications will be accepted until 5 PM on Monday, April 10, 2017.

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

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Cataloging/Circulation Librarian/Assistant Director, Maynard Public Library, Maynard, MA

Responsible for cataloging/acquisitions and circulation departments. Supervises the cataloguing/circulation staff. Cover public desks as needed. Work with collection development team. Attend professional meetings as directed. Direct library operations in Director's absence. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: M.L.S. required, and 5 years of progressively responsible experience in a public library. Supervisory experience a plus. Successful candidate will work 1 evening weekly and join the Saturday rotation (approximately every third Saturday). May be required to cover schedule during vacations and other staff absences.

Salary: 29.70-35.25 per hour (40 hour week). This is a union position. The town of Maynard offers a generous benefit package including health benefits, sick time, and vacation time. This is an anticipated opening. Position is expected to be available late July/early August.

Interested parties should submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 letters of reference to:
Stephen Weiner, Director
Maynard Public Library
77 Nason St., Maynard, MA, 01754
SWeiner@minlib.net

Closing date: Thursday, April 27, 2017.

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Call for Applications: ALA Diversity Research Grant

Please excuse cross-posting. This is a reminder that the ALA Diversity Research Grant program is accepting applications until April 15th. More information below:

The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services seeks proposals for the Diversity Research Grant program. Applications may address any diversity-related topic which addresses critical gaps in the knowledge of diversity, equity, and outreach issues within library and information science.

The application deadline has been extended to midnight central time on April 15, 2017.

The Diversity Research Grant consists of a one-time $2,500 award for original research. A jury of ALA members will evaluate proposals and select up to three awards. Grant recipients will be announced ahead of the 2017 ALA Annual Conference. Researchers are invited to present interim findings at the News You Can Use Diversity Research Grant Update held each ALA Midwinter Meeting and are asked to publish findings in a publication of their choosing within one year of completing their project.

Proposals are currently being accepted for one year research projects that will be undertaken July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. Grants should not be sought for work leading toward the completion of a degree, thesis or dissertation. A complete proposal must include the following: a cover letter, a one-page vita for each of the researchers involved (including ALA membership number, the Principle Investigator should hold ALA membership), a concise abstract of the project and a description of the project detailing the justification and needs for the research project, research objectives, expected outcomes and benefits, and a budget plan and timeline on the provided template.

For a complete list of criteria and proposal instructions, please visit: http://www.ala.org/research/larks/diversity.

For more information or to inquire about possible research topics, please email diversity@ala.org or call (800) 545-2433 ext. 5048.

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Call for Applications: 2017 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship

Applications are now open for the 2017 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship, sponsored by the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF), and four half scholarships for students to attend "Intellectual Freedom and Censorship," a 2-credit graduate course in Intellectual Freedom offered through the University of Illinois iSchool, sponsored by the Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund. 

"The Foundation is very pleased to offer these scholarships supporting LIS students and new professionals as they learn about the theory and practice of intellectual freedom," said FTRF Board President Martin Garnar.

The Conable Conference Scholarship provides funding for an LIS student or recent graduate to attend the American Library Association's Annual Conference. The 2017 ALA Annual Conference will be held June 22-27 in Chicago. The goal of the Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship is to advance two principles that Conable held dear: intellectual freedom and mentorship. The scholarship provides for conference registration, transportation, and housing for six nights, along with a $300 stipend for meals and other expenses. In return, the recipient is expected to attend FTRF and other intellectual freedom meetings and events at the conference, consult with a mentor/board member, and provide a report about their experiences. The recipient also will receive a one-year FTRF membership and will be invited to provide updates about his or her experience on the Freedom to Read Foundation blog. 

"Being a Conable Scholar allowed me not only to attend the ALA annual conference and participate in meetings, round tables, and social events," said 2016 award-recipient Katie Chamberlain Kritikos,"it also created lasting relationships with other intellectual freedom advocates in the FRTF and OIF who are now mentors, colleagues and friends." .

FTRF is pleased to also offer four half scholarships ($700 each) and textbooks for "Intellectual Freedom and Censorship," an online graduate-level course on intellectual freedom for library and information science (LIS) students around the country. The course will be taught by iSchool professor Emily Knox, who was awarded the 2015 Instructor of the Year award by the WISE (Web-based Information Science Education) consortium. 

"Our culture is at a tipping point, a shift in its tolerance for the First Amendment," said James LaRue, director of FTRF and the Office for Intellectual Freedom. "It is imperative that today's library students have a deep and thoughtful exposure to the value of free speech." 

The deadline to apply for the Conable Conference Scholarship or the "Intellectual Freedom and Censorship" course scholarship is April 21, 2017. Learn more and apply at http://www.ftrf.org/?page=Grants.If you have questions, contact the Freedom to Read Foundation at FTRF@ala.org or 312-280-4226.

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

15 hours per week. Initial hours are: Mondays & Wednesdays 9:00am - 3:00pm, and Saturdays, 11:00am-3:00pm. Hours are assigned and subject to change in order to meet the needs of the department and the Library.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

  • Maintains orderliness and neatness in the department; shelves materials and reads shelves as necessary
  • Delivers exceptional and engaging customer service to the public
  • Assists borrowers in locating books and materials, referring them if necessary to the full time staff members
  • Performs functions related to circulation control, including issuing new library cards, placing holds, check-ins, checkouts, inquiries, renewal and data entry

Special Tasks (May be assigned one or more of the following):

  • Operating various equipment in the presentation of library programs
  • Assisting in the planning and implementation of programs for adults and children
  • Any other duties required by the Manager of Youth Services for the good of the department and the library

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

High school diploma or high school equivalency required. A bachelor's degree or coursework beyond high school is desirable. Requires working knowledge of basic public library concepts and resources, competency to follow oral and written instructions accurately and thoroughly, competency to operate a computer terminal, adaptability and dependability to work well in a team situation, flexibility to fill in during scheduling emergencies and vacation periods, ability to recognize situations that require referral to the full time staff, an interest in and enthusiasm for working with the public, tact, patience, maturity, friendliness. Excellent customer service skills required.

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. Sufficient manual dexterity which permits the employee to type and record library files. Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permits the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Works in assigned area, including office areas, training rooms, 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: $18.36 per hour to $21.87 per hour in five steps

CLOSING DATE: 4/18/2017

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

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SLIS Admission Summer Student Ambassador, Simmons College, Boston, MA

The SLIS Admissions Office is looking for a current SLIS graduate student (ideally with a minimum of 2 classes completed, though this is not required) to help us provide outstanding outreach and customer service to prospective SLIS students over the summer.

The Student Ambassador will represent SLIS to prospective graduate students via in-person, telephone, and email conversations, as well as through social networking tools. The Student Ambassador will also give campus tours and participate in our monthly evening Information Sessions. This position will also support our office by handling administrative tasks, data entry, and front desk coverage.

This is a $12/hour, 10 hour/week position that will begin around May 15, 2017. Work schedule is flexible within 8:30 - 4:30 M-F and occasional evening work is required.

Please send a resume and letter of interest to katie.olivo@simmons.edu. Review of applications will begin on Monday, April 10, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

 

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On-Call Librarian (Youth/Young Adult/Adult), West Springfield Public Library, West Springfield, MA

The West Springfield Public Library seeks a creative librarian with a strong service orientation to work in a fast-paced environment.

DUTIES: Under the direct supervision of the Adult or Youth Services Supervisor, the on-call librarian actively assists juvenile, adult, and young adult patrons in securing information through traditional and electronic sources. Daytime, evening and weekend hours are available.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor Degree required; MLS strongly preferred. Individuals in this position must have a demonstrated ability in clear verbal and written communications, excellent interpersonal skills, and possess a demeanor of accessibility and helpfulness. Courses in reference, computers, plus one year of directly related experience in an automated library is preferred.

Starting Salary: $22.92 per hour, no benefits.

Please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to:
Antonia Golinski-Foisy, Library Director
West Springfield Public Library
200 Park Street
West Springfield, MA 01089

Applications may be submitted electronically to: agolinsk@cwmars.org

West Springfield Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

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Young Adult Librarian, Belmont Public Library, Belmont, MA

The Belmont Public Library seeks a creative, enthusiastic individual to join the reference department as the Young Adult Librarian. The ideal candidate would enjoy manga, graphic novels, dystopian fantasies, spending time crafting, planning young adult events and working with new technologies. The ideal candidate would also be skilled in tracking down information and helping with homework and have a natural rapport with young adult patrons.

Plans, organizes and implements programs appropriate for and appealing to middle and high school students. Develops these programs in collaboration with the schools, other community groups, and other library staff. Seeks input from teens, parents, and others who work with teens to ensure library programs meet the needs of Belmont constituents. Uses social media, the Library's website and print materials to publicize programs and expand the Library's audience.

Provides instruction on information literacy and the use of Library resources and new technologies. Researches and selects materials for acquisition and weeding. Manages a budget for young adult materials and programs. Sets up and maintains furnishings, displays and collections that make the young adult room welcoming and comfortable for teens. Recruits, trains, supervises and develops projects for young adult volunteers. Maintains current knowledge of young adult literature and related library services and resources. As a member of the Reference Department, the Young Adult Librarian also assists patrons of all ages in using library resources and services. Other related duties as assigned.

Requires a Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school with one year public library experience in young adult programs or reference and working knowledge of library work principles and practices, young adult programs and literature, and library resources and information, or any combination of education and experience.

This position is part of the Belmont Librarian's Association union. Appointment to this position is contingent on satisfactory results of a pre-employment physical exam, drug screening and CORI background check. The hourly pay range is $27.0194 - $32.3918 and includes a full benefit package with four weeks of vacation. Resumes with the Required Town of Belmont Application accepted at the HR Department, 455 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478 or humanresources@belmont-ma.gov or fax 617-993-2741 by the closing date of April 21, 2017. EOE.

Application Process

All applicants are required to complete a Town application form, available from the Town's website, www.belmont-ma.gov, by emailing humanresources@belmont-ma.gov, calling (617) 993-2740 or by visiting the Human Resources Department at the Belmont Town Hall. Applicants may attach resumes to the Town application form as additional information but cannot use this in lieu of completing the required form.

All full-time and some part-time employees will need to complete a pre-employment physical and drug-screening examination. Both full-time and part-time positions require a CORI criminal background screening. The Town reserves the right to modify the application deadline and/or accept applications after the deadline in order to best serve the interest of the community.

After the submission deadline, the Human Resources Department and a review committee will review all completed applications and will select the most highly-qualified respondents for interviews. The Town will acknowledge receipt of completed applications that it receives and will only further contact individuals who the Town selects to interview.

Individuals who need accommodations in order to participate in this process should contact the Town's Human Resources Department. Please address all questions regarding the Town's hiring process to:

Human Resources Department
Town of Belmont
455 Concord Avenue
Belmont, Massachusetts 02478
(617) 993-2740
humanresources@belmont-ma.gov

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The purpose of this position is to plan and implement programs and services for young adults to encourage their library use and reading, and provide professional and reference librarian and information services to patrons. The work is performed under the supervision of the Coordinator of Public Services.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Plans, organizes and implements young adult programs coordinating with external groups and organizations as needed. Assists the Coordinator of Public Services in developing goals, policies and procedures for young adult programs.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining young adult materials collection; researches and selects materials for acquisition and weeding.
  • Develops, oversees and administers young adult collection and program budget.
  • Collaborates with schools and other agencies, and advocates for young adults in developing programs and services. Coordinates young adult collection development and programming with school staff and school curricula/assignments.
  • Develops, oversees and conducts young adult programming such as summer reading, library tours and homework support. Sets up and maintains young adult rooms; creates displays; selects furnishings.
  • Promotes department events/activities; prepares promotional materials, announcements, brochures, press releases and related materials.
  • Recruits, trains, supervise and develops projects for young adult volunteers.
  • Receives and evaluates requests for information. Searches databases to fine information; advises readers regarding appropriate materials; interprets and applies library policies and procedures; instructs patrons in the use of library equipment and information technology including online catalog and databases, Internet, CD-ROMS and others; assists patrons in selecting materials, with bibliographic searches and related matters; processes interlibrary loan and network requests.
  • Maintains current knowledge of young adult literature and related library programs and services, reference materials, research methods, online databases and Internet use. Maintains knowledge of technology developments and general library automation and electronic services provided through library networks and information services.
  • Participates in ongoing training for library technology and trends.
  • Troubleshoots minor problems with computers and printers.
  • Represents the library to other agencies, groups and organizations. Attends and participates in network committees, library meetings and other meetings.
  • Prepares reports and compiles statistics regarding young adult programs/services.
  • May set up and maintain web site.
  • Sets up and maintains young adult room.
  • Makes administrative and operational decisions in the absence of the Library Director and department heads.
  • Monitors patron behavior in the library.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school with one-year public library experience in young adult programs or reference and working knowledge of library work principles and practices, young adult programs and literature, and library resources and information.

PERFORMANCE APTITUDES

Data Utilization: Requires the ability to perform mid-level data analysis including the ability to audit, deduce, assess, conclude and appraise. Requires discretion in determining and referencing such to established criteria to define consequences and develop alternatives.

Human Interaction: Requires the ability to persuade, convince, influence, train and monitor others, in favor of a desired outcome and to provide customer service. Requires the ability to act as a lead person. Requires the ability to communicate orally and in writing with patrons, library staff, teachers, volunteers, school administrators and community groups.

Equipment, Machinery, Tools and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate a variety of library and office equipment such as computer terminal, typewriter, telephone, fax machine, calculator/adding machine, computer printer, microfilm reader/printer and photocopier.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a variety of advisory data and information such as book reviews, study guides, newsletters, sales materials/catalogs, meeting minutes/agendas, reference materials, databases, long-range plans, computer software operating manuals, policies procedures and guidelines.

Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; calculate percentages, and decimals; and may require the ability to utilize principles of fractions and/or interpret graphs.

Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of influence systems such as leading, teaching, planning and coordinating. Ability to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to problem resolution.

Situational Reasoning:

Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the direction, control and planning of an entire program or multiple programs.

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Cataloging Intern, Abraham Pollen Archives and Rare Book Room, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Boston, MA

Massachusetts Eye and Ear's Abraham Pollen Archives and Rare Book Room seeks an MSLIS student for an unpaid cataloging internship.

The original Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Library was established in 1876 with the purchase of a small number of books for the staff. In 1926, Dr. Lucien Howe established the Howe Laboratory for ophthalmic research. This laboratory included an extensive library that soon merged with the Infirmary's library. The otolaryngology section of the library, which had been housed at Massachusetts General Hospital for some years, was merged with the Howe Library in 1949.

Over the years, many staff members have donated their personal book collections, and the library has sought out rare books pertaining to the fields of ophthalmology and otolaryngology. There is an outstanding Rare Book collection of 1,500-plus volumes, with items dating back to the 16 th century. The vast majority of the Rare Book collection is not currently in the library OPAC. We would like to get the collection added to our online catalog. Many of them are old enough/rare enough that they will require original cataloging. Working with the Library Director, the intern will become familiar with OCLC Connexion cataloging software and CyberTools Integrated Library System.

Requirements:

  • Current MSLIS student.
  • Must have completed at least an introductory Cataloging class.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently.

This internship provides the student with the opportunity to gain valuable copy and original cataloging experience in a unique medical library. Massachusetts Eye and Ear is conveniently located one block from the Charles/MGH station on the Red Line. The intern can set their own hours, within the hours of 8:30am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. The internship will be available until the entire Rare Book collection is cataloged and available on the OPAC.

Please send a resume and cover letter to:

Louise Collins DVM, MSLIS
Howe Library Director
Massachusetts Eye and Ear
243 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114
louise_collins@meei.harvard.edu

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Project Archivist, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

The Houghton Library, part of the Harvard College Library, is seeking a Project Archivist. This residency, in partnership with the ACRL Diversity Alliance and Harvard's Administrative Fellowship Program, strives to attract talented early career librarians, and in particular, members of historically underrepresented groups, to provide meaningful professional working experience and cultivate the professional goals and interests of the fellow.  Additionally, through the Administrative Fellows Program, currently in its 26th year of operation, offer fellows the opportunity to work in an academic environment complemented by a career development program.

The Fellowship will commence on July 3, 2017 through June 30, 2019.

Description:

The Project Archivist joins the library's Manuscript Section and works as part of a team of archivists responsible for arranging and describing at a baseline level the archives and manuscripts collected by the Houghton Library at the point of acquisition, including audiovisual and born-digital materials, in a variety of subject areas, languages, and time periods. The Project Archivist also shares lead responsibility for conducting a backlog survey of Houghton's audiovisual and born-digital holdings.   By the completion of the fellowship, the Project Archivist will have developed a thorough understanding and hands-on knowledge of the appraisal, accessioning, and baseline description of archives, both analog and digital.  Furthermore, the Project Archivist will have had the opportunity to delve deeply into the issues and challenges surrounding born-digital material and to consider practical solutions for sustainable acquisition/appraisal, preservation, and access. The Project Archivist collaborates in a collegial fashion with other members of the Manuscript Section, the Technical Services Department, and other departments and divisions to assist in the timely and effective description of Houghton Library materials. 

The Fellow:

  • Creates accession records and initial description for incoming archival collections and manuscript items in a timely manner and according to archival standards, ensuring administrative and basic intellectual access. Works closely with Accessioning Archivist and Curators in the assessment and appraisal of collection materials during the accessioning process.
  • Processes archival acquisitions as necessary: rehouses materials; assesses conservation needs; creates baseline level description; and prepares materials for off-site storage. 
  • Helps maintain documentation of accessioning procedures and processes; compiles statistics and reports as necessary.
  • Collaborates with Houghton colleagues to develop tools for tracking audiovisual and born-digital materials and conducts backlog survey of these holdings at Houghton.
  • Participates in building and enhancing a programmatic approach to the acquisition, preservation and access to born digital archives.
  • Develops and executes a capstone project on a topic determined by the incumbent, with input from the Library.
  • Participates in relevant meetings and activities of Harvard Library groups such as the Digital Forensics Working Group, the Born-Digital Archives Working Group, and the Archives Discussion Group, among others.
  • Serves a regular shift on the Houghton Reading Room desk in collaboration with Public Services staff.
  • Engages with the profession through local and national conferences and events.
  • Participates in the Administrative Fellowship Program to enhance their leadership and administrative skills through seminars, lectures and case studies.

Applicants must have:

  • Master's degree in library/information science
  • One year experience with archival accessioning and/or archival arrangement and description, preferably in an academic or research library
  • Up to three years of work experience
  • Familiarity with the use and application of DACS and MARC, as well as other archival descriptive and content standards
  • Familiarity with determining processing levels and implementation of MPLP
  • Familiarity with current approaches to accessioning and description of born-digital holdings
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially within and across departments
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time and tasks and complete projects in a timely manner
  • Flexibility and the capacity to thrive in a rapidly changing environment

To Apply:

Application Deadline:  The application deadline for the Project Archivist Fellow is May 5, 2017

Application requirements: 

  • Resume detailing your professional and educational experience
  • Statement of Purpose 
  • (3) Current letters of reference (On letterhead). The letters should include:
    •  An assessment of the applicant
    • Description of the applicant's suitability for the position
    • How long and in what capacity you have known the applicant
    • Comments on the applicant's talents, strengths, intellectual ability, sensitivity to others & leadership potentia

Send Applications to:

harvardlibraryhr@harvard.edu      or 

Harvard Library
Human Resource Services
ATTN: Lori Cawthorne, Senior Human Resources Consultant
124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 445
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Fellow for Immigration and Migration Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard College Library is seeking a Fellow for Immigration and Migration Studies. This residency, in partnership with the ACRL Diversity Alliance and Harvard's Administrative Fellowship Program, strives to attract talented early career librarians, and in particular, members of historically underrepresented groups, to provide meaningful professional working experience and cultivate the professional goals and interests of the fellow.  Additionally, through the Administrative Fellows Program, currently in its 26th year of operation, offer fellows the opportunity to work in an academic environment complemented by a career development program.

The Fellowship will commence on July 3, 2017 through June 30, 2019.

Description:

Immigration, migration   and the effects of diaspora experience are among the most pressing global issues of ourera, encompassing water and food rights, global warming, public health, civil war, minority rights, nationalism andextremism, and a host of other critical problems. At Harvard, many schools and centers have developed or aredeveloping programs to study and produce positive impacts on the constituent problems of immigration andmigration and students are creating groups to address these issues. The Library supports all of these efforts with arich array of information resources and services but, like the programs and groups we serve, our approach isscattered across the University and responds to the specific issues privileged by each research program orcurricular need. In order to bring coherence to our work and to create a fuller understanding of both its successesand its unfulfilled promise, and to expand our impact across Harvard, the Harvard College Library will provide a Fellow the opportunity to work in the Collection Development Department focusing on immigration and migration studies.

The Fellow:

In the first year of the assignment, the Fellow will gain an understanding of Harvard's programs and the Library'scorresponding collections and services in all areas. The Fellow will also provide collection development andoutreach in an area suitable to his or her academic background and interests. These activities will provide theFellow with an exceptional opportunity to experience how researchers in different disciplines approach and studyglobal problems from a distinct disciplinary perspective and how a research library brings a wealth of resources andservices to bear in support of its parent institution's work. Additionally, the fellow will participate in the Administrative Fellowship Program to enhance their leadership and administrative skills through seminars, lectures and case studies.

During the second year he/she will map the Library's collections and programs in support of immigration andmigration studies across the University, with an emphasis on uncovering unexpected affinities and potentialsynergies that cross Harvard's programmatic and school boundaries. The Fellow will identify gaps, neededconnections, and other improvements that will promote communication across the Library and collective action. The Fellow, with assistance from their supervisor, would culminate year two by producing an article for publication on this project.

Applicants must have:

  • Master's degree in library/information science and/or a graduate degree in a global studies discipline or in asocial science
  • Up to three years of work experience
  • Reading knowledge of a foreign language
  • Demonstrated interest in some aspect of immigration, migration, diaspora or minority studies
  • Commitment to serving faculty and students in a variety of research, educational and cocurricular settings
  • Excellent oral and communication skills

Additional experience and skills include:

  • Pre- or paraprofessional experience in an academic library
  • Speaking knowledge of a foreign language 

To Apply:

Application Deadline:  The application deadline for the Fellow for Immigration and Migration Studies is May 5, 2017

Application requirements:

  • Resume detailing your professional and educational experience
  • Statement of Purpose
  • (3) Current letters of reference (On letterhead). The letters should include:
    • An assessment of the applicant
    • Description of the applicant's suitability for the position
    • How long and in what capacity you have known the applicant
    • Comments on the applicant's talents, strengths, intellectual ability, sensitivity to others & leadership potential

Send Applications to: 

harvardlibraryhr@harvard.edu   or

Harvard Library
Human Resource Services
Attn: Lori Cawthorne, Senior HR Consultant
124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 445
Cambridge, MA 02138

 

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Temporary Part-Time Digitization Assistant, Harvard/Radcliffe University 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 19 th and 20 th 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.

Library Website:

For more information on our collections, go to: https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/schlesinger-library

Description:

The Schlesinger Library has an immediate opening for a digitization assistant. Under the direction of the Librarian/Archivist for Digital Initiatives, 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. Excellent writing skills preferred

Tasks include:

  • Handle archival materials
  • Compare original documents with digitized copies to identify any mismatches
  • Data entry and related work with in-house spreadsheets and databases
  • Maintain relevant statistics
  • Write clear, usable documentation

Requirements:

  • Familiarity with Excel, FileMaker Pro, Word
  • Ability to carry out repetitive tasks and maintain focus
  • Proven attention to detail
  • Ability to interact well with other staff
  • No mold allergies
  • Ability to lift boxes up to 40 pounds on a regular basis

Location: Schlesinger Library, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Hours: Start date for this position is negotiable but no later than Monday, April 3, 2017. Work is up to 15 hours per week for 3 months from start date. Hours must be filled Monday-Friday, 9-5, in blocks of 5 hours or more. Ideally, hours will be completed in two 7.5 hour days per week.

Salary: $14.00/hr

How to Apply: Applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume to the contact person listed below.

Contact:

Amy Benson
Librarian/Archivist for Digital Initiatives
E-mail: amy_benson@radcliffe.harvard.edu

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Assistant/Associate Dean for Instruction & User Services, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX

Job Description:

Assistant/Associate Dean for Instruction and User Services will provide leadership and vision for the Sueltenfuss Library's information literacy program and user services. As a member of the management team, this position will participate in setting the library's strategic direction and pursue specific partnerships with other campus units to achieve the library's vision of an omnipresent, integrated, campus-wide knowledge resource for 21st century learning and scholarship.

This is a full time, 12-month management position reporting to the Dean of the University Library. The successful candidate will bring strong collaborative, communicative, and interpersonal abilities in order to provide strategic and operational leadership for the Library. Appointment at Assistant or Associate Professor rank, depending on qualifications; non-tenure track.

Essential Duties:

  • Participate as an academic administrator in the overall management of the Library and administer the Library in the absence of the Dean of the Library.
  • Lead the coordinated development of content & delivery of information literacy instruction and advocate for integration of library collections, services and programs into academic program learning outcomes; teach information literacy sessions as needed.
  • Supervise the day-to-day management of instruction, reference, circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan, and facility; provide reference service; maintain proficiency in use of ILS modules and IlLiad and associated reporting functionalities; develop and review policies and procedures.
  • Schedule, train, and evaluate 2 FTE library faculty, 2.5 FTE staff and 5.25 FTE student employees; encourage and foster librarian & staff professional development, collaborative skills and teamwork.
  • Plan, implement, and manage a collaborative program of library outreach and marketing.
  • Collect and analyze use statistics, assess library services and programs, prepare reports, and make recommendations for strategic planning and decision making; assist with gathering user experience data to collaborate on and contribute to the creation, development and implementation of new physical & digital projects and services.
  • Assist with planning and management of facilities changes and improvements.
  • Participate in planning, implementation, and management of the library's strategic plan; set well-articulated goals in congruence with the Libraries' strategic objectives.
  • Maintain knowledge of trends in library services, assessment, technology, and information literacy and lead discussions on those that would further the library's strategic goals.
  • Interact with University faculty, administration, staff and student support services (Center for Teaching & Learning, IT, student success units, student affairs).
  • Serve as liaison to selected academic departments, providing consultation on library resources for the discipline and information literacy instruction.
  • Some evening and occasional weekend hours required.
  • Serve on university and library committees as appropriate.
  • Pursue personal professional development; contribute to the profession through scholarship and service to library organizations. 

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • In-depth of library public services & information literacy.
  • Ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population of faculty, students, and staff.
  • Demonstrated oral communication skills with the ability to be an effective, active listener, and facilitator.
  • Excellent written communication skills and organizational skills including the preparation of reports, analysis of data, dissemination of policies and procedures, and communication with various constituencies on and off campus.
  • Proven record of working collaboratively within an academic community.
  • Familiarity with ACRL Framework for Information Literacy.
  • Proficient in library technology, productivity, course management systems, and instructional software.
  • Experience with serving an online student population.
  • Ability to think creatively and to demonstrate creative problem solving.
  • Must be able to respect, support, and contribute to the University's mission and strategic plan.
  • Experience with strategic marketing and event planning.
  • Model behaviors consistent with University's Core Values: Trust, Integrity, Community & Service.
  • Maintain an awareness of current trends, products and services, for delivering information literacy instruction and user services.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with managing budgets.
  • Model team behavior; foster and maintain collaborative and collegial relationships with all OLLU employees in a constructive, tactful and professional manner; be proactive in resolving problems and conflict.
  • Lead discussions about new service models including combining and/or creating service points within the library and with other University departments. 

Required qualifications:

  • MLS or equivalent from ALA-accredited program.
  • Three years supervisory experience in an academic library.
  • Relevant experience in the management of instruction and/or user (public) services,
  • Record of scholarship or other professional activity.
  • Minimum three (3) years successful experience in public services or instruction in an academic library as a department or division head.
  • Leadership, planning and assessment abilities.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills; ability to concurrently manage multiple projects.
  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in higher education and academic libraries including technological developments.
  • Record of scholarship or professional activity in library and related organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience in human resource management, budget management, policy development, assessment, project management, library systems, and collection development is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Second advanced degree.
  • Five or more years of supervisory experience in an academic library.
  • Experience in an academic library, preferably in the public services or instruction sectors.
  • Experience working with diverse populations of students, faculty, staff, and the community.
  • Demonstrated oral communication skills with the ability to be an effective, active listener, and facilitator.
  • Relevant experience in assessment and evaluation of services for continuous improvement.
  • Experience in strategic planning, setting key performance indicators, and assessment of outcomes.
  • Experience developing, implementing, and managing budgets.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with library colleagues, faculty, staff, and students to build teams to set and accomplish strategic goals.
  • Proven record of success in administering and managing projects, including ability to evaluate and communicate project value.
  • Experience providing circulation, reserve, and/or interlibrary loan services in an academic environment.
  • Ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population of faculty, students, and staff.
  • Knowledge of change management models and user experience (usability of digital interfaces & physical spaces).


Additional Information:

For questions about the position contact:  Judy Larson, Dean of University Library & Archives (jllarson@ollusa.edu)

Apply Online: https://ollusa.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=77522

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Senior Librarian/Librarian/Library Technical Assistant, California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation (CDCR), Sacramento, CA

Would you like a rewarding job as a Senior Librarian, Librarian or Library Technical Assistant for the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation (CDCR)? Great benefits include: health, dental and vision plans, CALPERS retirement and avenues for salary advancement! OCE is expanding programming and need library staff to provide a variety of services to inmates within the prisons. The libraries provide legal resources, recreation and education materials. Come join the OCE team!

Library Services

Library services provide offenders with an extensive collection of recreational fiction and non-fiction books including: high interest books, self-help, and periodicals. Librarians provide legal research materials (as required by the courts) and rehabilitative support services that include, resources on employment, community reentry, and life skills. The libraries contain reference reading materials, periodicals, encyclopedias and books and materials to support academic, career technical and college programs. To learn more visit: http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/rehabilitation/oce/hiring.html.

Minimum Qualifications

Library Technical Assistant: AA in Library Science OR 2 years of library experience.

Librarian: BA plus one year in library science master's degree program.

Senior Librarian: BA plus one year in library science master's degree program AND Two years of CDCR Librarian experience OR Three years of non-CDCR Librarian experience

For questions or more information contact: CDCROCEJobs@cdcr.ca.gov

How to Apply:

  1. For placement on CDCR's employment list for Library Staff go to: www.cdcr.ca.gov.
  2. Under "Careers & Exams" arrow cursor down to "Education".
  3. Click on rectangle named "Education/Librarian Career Bulletins" in the lower part of the screen.
  4. Select "Teacher (Adult and /or Juvenile facilities)" and click on the specific teacher title in "Exam Bulletins" to view.
  5. Return to previous screen and click on "QA" for a specific teacher title; print and fill out form along with the State application (STD. 678) found at: https://jobs.ca.gov/pdf/std678.pdf.
  6. Scan both copies and email to: CDCROCEJobs@cdcr.ca.gov.

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Community Outreach, Boston March for Science Children's Component, Boston, MA

The Boston March for Science, Children's Component is seeking a student or grad who can take on the role of Community Outreach and diversity. This volunteer will be a motivated self-starter, who can take the idea of best reaching children in all areas of the Boston community and run with it. You must be creative and autonomous and be committed to diversity. This position would look great on a resume.
 
For more information and to apply, email vicky.gudelot@gmail.com

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Head of Library and Archives, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art--America's oldest public art museum--was founded by arts patron Daniel Wadsworth in 1842, opening three decades before the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Principal purchases by Wadsworth paved the way for encyclopedic museums across the country, and active acquisitions by patrons, directors and curators since have grown the museum's collection to more than 50,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years, from Greek and Roman antiquities to the first museum collection of American contemporary art.

The Auerbach Art Library is of more recent vintage. It originated as the Avery Memorial Library, a prominent feature of the avant-garde Avery Memorial Building completed in 1934. The library moved to its current location in 1969, and was renamed at that point in memory of Beatrice Fox Auerbach, Hartford-born philanthropist, and President and Director of G. Fox & Co. from 1938 - 1959. Since then, the library has quintupled in size and continues to function as a highly visible symbol of the Atheneum's commitment to scholarship and public service.

The organization and identification of the Museum Archives began in 1981, beginning with a vigorous search for archival materials in the closets, vaults, offices, and basements of the Atheneum, which were then moved to a concrete sub-basement of the Wadsworth Building. The Archives constitute a treasure house of documents spanning the history of the museum from its founding in 1842 to the present.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Head of Library and Archives is responsible for administering, planning, organizing, and managing all aspects of the information management policies and procedures of the Auerbach Art Library and the Museum Archives in accordance with ALA and SAA best practices. This includes collection development, professional reference services, bibliographic instruction, preservation management, preparing and monitoring statistics, and budget management.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsible for the daily operation of the Library and Archives in terms of overall technical and professional responsibility. Plan, develop, and implement library services and programming according to museum goals, user feedback and statistical data.

Manage acquisitions, cataloging and access for the library's collection; manage appraisal, arrangement, description, and creation of access tools for archival records, including correspondence, photographs, financial records, administrative files, and publications.

Determine cataloguing and data entry standards for the library and archival collections, and manage and maintain library and archival databases, finding aids, and inventories.

Provide reference and research services related to the history of the museum, its collections and exhibitions to museum staff, docents and public patrons.

Assist with long-term planning of library and archives to increase visibility, improve access and efficiency, and enhance user experience.

Plan for preservation and conservation of archival and library materials utilizing accepted preservation methods to extend the life of the collection; ensuring the proper care, handling, storage and treatment of library and archive materials.

Education and Experience

Qualified applicants will have an ALA-accredited MLS degree with an academic background in art, art history or related discipline; specialization in archives administration or ACA certification; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum of 3 - 5 years' experience working with special collections and archives. Experience with cataloguing and providing library reference, preferably in a museum or academic library.

Skills and Abilities

Qualified applicants will have strong written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills, attention to detail, excellent problem-solving and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of computer standards and applications in archives and libraries, including MARC21, EAD, and digital imaging. Knowledge of current archival arrangement and description standards and relevant descriptive standards (AACR2, DACS). Supervisory experience is also required. Reading knowledge of art historical French and/or German desirable. Aptitude in MS Office programs including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Attn: HR Department
600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103

Or Email HR@wadsworthatheneum.org

Deadline for applications: April 28, 2017

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Reference Content Internship, Credo Reference, Boston, MA

Summer 2017, May - August

Credo Reference is seeking a part-time paid Reference Content Intern (15-20 hours/week) to join our team.  Credo has a database of full-text reference content - nearly 5 million entries from 4,000+ reference books and directories, including subject encyclopedias and dictionaries, quotations, biographies, chronologies, statistics and historical documents.  

You will help Credo to make our reference database even better by developing Topic Pages to capture users' interest, evaluating our accessibility against standards, doing some analytics on our content and editing XML to facilitate correct data ingestion into our product.  If you'd enjoy working with a small team of librarians and content experts as much as putting your head down and spending hours doing research, we'd like to meet you.   If you've ever looked up something in a reference book and then kept reading because the next entry was just as interesting, this internship could be for you.  

A Boston-based student is preferred, but we will consider a student who lives out of the area to work remotely.

About the Internship:

  • Create and edit Topic Pages - summaries of topics in many different subject areas.

  • Project work pertaining to book metadata, usage analytics, and accessibility.

  • Prepare XML and media for publication within online products.

About You:

  • You are a graduate student studying Library Science with a humanities or social sciences background.

  • You are both analytical and curious and can spend hours working on a challenge.

  • You are capable (and enjoy) working with Google Spreadsheets and you are comfortable with many spreadsheet functions.

  • Experience working with XML and XML editors, preferably Emacs and/or Stylus Studio

  • You have a keen eye for detail and an innate knack for catching bad or messy data.

  • Can read technical documentation to create structured documents


Interested students should send resume and cover letter to careers@credoreference.com.  Please use "Interested in Reference Content internship."

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Multimedia and Course Reserves Manager, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

The University of New Hampshire Library seeks a Multimedia and Course Reserves Manager.  Under the general direction of the Library Senior Manager, this position is responsible for Multimedia services and Course Reserves operations and will exercise independent judgment to improve workflow and operations, unify services and make autonomous decisions regarding policies and procedures. This is a full time, temporary (one year) appointment. The incumbent is a member of the Circulation Department management team and shares responsibility for the department; while it will be rare, there may be times when weekend and evening work will be required as needed.

View the position at http://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/25736 for more information or to apply.

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Temporary Youth Services Staff Librarian, Cambridge Public Library/O'Neill Branch, Cambridge, MA

HOURS HOURS OF WORK:            37.5 hours per week scheduled to meet the needs of the department. Schedule is Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9:30-6, Wednesdays 11:30-8 at the O'Neill Branch and Tuesdays 8:30-5 at the Main Library. Every 3 rd week the position works Saturday, 8:30-5 instead of Tuesday. Hours are assigned and may be changed to meet the needs of the Department and the Library. Flexibility is expected and desired. This is a temporary position covering for a maternity leave and will work up to six months beginning approximately at the end of May, 2017.

SUMMARY: Using basic professional library techniques and skills, the Staff Librarian functions as part of the team under the general supervision of the Branch Manager. Performs circulation, programming and other relevant duties relating to branch services generally, and children's and teen services in particular. Provides outstanding service.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides exceptional and engaging service to the public
  • Provides a full range of Borrower Services to the public
  • Conducts story hours, sing-alongs, book talks, and other children's and teen programming
  • Under the guidance of the Branch Manager, assists in implementing the library collection development policy in accordance with the allocated departmental budget, selecting, merchandizing, evaluating, maintaining and weeding materials within designated sections of the children's and teen collections
  • Takes direction from the Manager of Youth Services in order to best meet the needs of children, teens, parents, guardians and others
  • Prepares displays and book lists
  • Assists in library instruction/orientation for children's groups and individuals
  • Keeps records and prepares periodic reports of activities and statistics
  • Works regularly in Main Library Youth Services Department                                             
  • Assists in public relations and outreach efforts of the branch by taking an active role in acquainting neighborhood schools and the branch community in general with available children's services. May conduct outreach programs outside the Branch
  • Uses online social media to promote and implement library services
  • Serves on assigned committees
  • Operates audio/visual equipment in the presentation of library programs
  • May represent the Branch to the public and at meetings outside the Library
  • May assume supervisory responsibility in the absence of the Branch Manager 
  • Any other duties required for the good of the Library

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: A master's degree from an accredited school of library science. At least two years of experience in providing direct service to children in a public library. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training, and/or experience may be substituted for part of the educational requirement.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Knowledge and understanding of the library's mission, goals, and objectives; A broad knowledge and appreciation of children's and teen literature and media, including a thorough knowledge of classic and contemporary literature from pre-school through high school; A broad knowledge of digital and multimedia materials and electronic resources including social media and communication tool; Knowledge and experience in planning programs appropriate for the age levels and capabilities of target audiences; Knowledge of current issues and legislation affecting children and teens in the community and in society; Ability to work as a collaborative team member and maintain strong communication with all colleagues; Good communication skills, including the ability to work well and communicate constructively with both children and adults; An interest and enthusiasm for working with the public; A genuine caring and respect for children and teens; Experience working with children and teens individually and in group settings; Working knowledge of urban public library concepts and techniques; Ability to monitor a room and enforce policy as needed; Knowledge of current technology, technological trends, and operation of related equipment; Judgment Creativity   Resourcefulness   Patience   Initiative   Enthusiasm   Maturity Positive Outlook; Flexibility, initiative, energy, patience and tact to deal effectively with the public; Adaptability and dependability to work well in a team situation, and flexibility in staffing situations.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Physically able to operate technical equipment such as computers, scanners, printers, and mobile devices. Ability to sit and use computer workstation for extended periods of time. Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds 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. Time management ability to set priorities in order to meet assignment deadlines. 

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

RATE: $27.47 per hour to $31.50 per hour in five steps

CLOSING DATE:  04/13/17

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

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Executive Director, Libraries Online, Inc. (LION), Middletown, CT

The LION Board of Directors seeks an Executive Director to lead our active and successful organization in leveraging technology to share, expand, and promote quality, cost-effective information resources and services among our 28 member libraries.  LION, a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1982, has a staff  of six dedicated  IT, library and office professionals.
The Executive Director, under the general direction of the Board, has overall responsibility for the efficient and effective administration of all LION operations which include monitoring and evaluating the shared integrated library system (currently Innovative Interfaces' Sierra system), providing other information technology services, and planning for future development of shared resources. 
Essential skills include a broad knowledge of automated library systems, advanced technology and problem solving skills, excellent oral and written communication abilities, and administrative experience including planning, evaluation, budgeting, staff management and training.  Proven experience reporting to a governing board and success in collaborating with multiple stakeholders are highly desirable. 
Minimum Qualifications:   MLS with 5 years professional library experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
Please see the Executive Director Job Description for additional details. Compensation:  $94,000 - $100,000 range dependent on experience.  Competitive benefits package. 
To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and 3 contacts for references as a Word or PDF attachment to liondirectorsearch@gmail.com on or before April 14, 2017.

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Scholarly Communications Intern, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Availability: Accepting Applications
Start Date: June 1, 2017
Job Title: Scholarly Communications Intern 
Hours: 15 hours per week, including some weekend and evening hours. 
Salary: $15/hr.

Overview:
The Teaching, Research, and Learning (TRL) division of Penn Libraries provides research, instructional, and technology support to members of the Penn community and the general public. As part of the larger TRL team, the intern will work with members of the Digital Scholarship Department to support research, publishing, and scholarly communications initiatives.

Responsibilities:
The intern will have responsibilities in four main areas:

  • ScholarlyCommons digital projects
  • Faculty Assisted Submission (FAS)
  • Publishing program research and coordination
  • ScholarlyCommons promotion and outreach


The successful applicant will be trained in operations and services provided by ScholarlyCommons, Penn's institutional repository. The intern will assist the ScholarlyCommons team in the management and execution of digital projects in support of Penn teaching, research, and other activities. The intern will assist in setting up series in ScholarlyCommons, determining appropriate metadata, populating the series, and managing relations with internal and external stakeholders.

The intern will also be trained in ScholarlyCommons' Faculty Assisted Submission (FAS) service, which determines copyright and publisher requirements/restrictions for Penn faculty members' previously published works. The intern may help manage the output of the FAS team by reviewing and providing quality control over FAS work. The intern will also assist in populating and managing Penn's Publisher Policy Database, which keeps track of information about publisher policies, and provide feedback on the FAS workflow as a whole.

The incumbent will also assist in ongoing efforts to start a more comprehensive publishing program at Penn. This may include researching current scholarly communication practices for various parts of the publishing cycle, creating guides, and finding ways to support publishing at Penn. The intern may also help coordinate a scholarly communication research study.

The chosen applicant may also assist in efforts related to the promotion of and outreach for ScholarlyCommons. This may include identifying successful case studies, writing short blog posts, composing tweets or other blurbs for social media, or otherwise updating the larger community about ScholarlyCommons developments.

In addition to the responsibilities above, the intern will provide online and in-person reference assistance at the Van Pelt Dietrich-Library Center's public services hub, andparticipate in a wider program to teach bibliographic instruction to first-year students at Penn.

Requirements:
This position is intended for current students in an ALA-accredited graduate program in library/information science. Strong academic background and public service orientation. Ability to learn quickly, work independently, and face new and unexpected questions on a regular basis. Our extensive training program leads us to ask for a one-year commitment.

Preferred Experience:
The Scholarly Communications team will provide the intern with training in all of the above responsibilities. The following are suggested areas of expertise or experience, but they are by no means required. The successful applicant must have a strong desire to learn more about scholarly communications work but does not necessarily need to have had any direct experience in these areas.

  • Previous experience or classes related to copyright, author rights, publishing, open access, or other scholarly communications areas
  • Basic HTML or other programming knowledge
  • Project management
  • Management experience


Other required skills/abilities:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral
  • Time management
  • Familiarity with library systems and academic institutional structure
  • Strong research skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel) and Google suite (Docs,Sheets)
  • Ability to work independently and in groups
  • Inquisitive; comfortable asking questions
  • Capacity to learn quickly and flexibly adapt to changing priorities


To apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest to: 
Sarah Wipperman 
swipp@upenn.edu
Use subject line "Scholarly Communications Internship."

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Emerging and Assistive Technologies Internship, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Availability: Now Accepting Applications.
Start Date: June 1, 2017
Job Title: Emerging and Assistive Technologies Intern
Hours: 15 hours per week, including some weekend and evening hours.
Salary: $15/hr.

Overview: 
The Teaching, Research, and Learning (TRL) division of Penn Libraries provides research, instructional, and technology support to members of the Penn community and the general public. As part of the larger TRL team, the Emerging and Assistive Technologies Intern will work with staff of the Weigle Information Commons (WIC) to facilitate the smooth operation of a range of technology services offered at WIC and in the Butler Assistive Technology Room.

Responsibilities: 
The Emerging and Assistive Technologies Intern will be responsible for: 

  • Liaising with Library Technology Services to update and maintain software and hardware in WIC booths, group study rooms, the WIC Seminar Room, and the Butler Assistive Technology Room. Includes weekly hardware and supplies checks and monthly software checks.
  • Teaching technology workshops as part of the library's general programming and custom sessions based on request.
  • Keeping current on emerging and assistive technologies and accessibility issues for teaching and learning and through research, creating and updating library guides, and writing for the TRL blog.
  • Creating and maintaining guides on best practices in instructional design for teaching technology workshops and, with assistance from WIC and TRL staff, training other WIC staff on teaching best practices.   


In addition to the responsibilities above, the intern will provide online and in-person reference assistance at the Van Pelt Dietrich-Library Center's public services hub, and participate in a wider program to teach bibliographic instruction to first-year students at Penn. 

Requirements: 
This position is intended for current students in an ALA-accredited graduate program in library/information science. Strong academic background and public service orientation. Ability to learn quickly, work independently, and face new and unexpected questions on a regular basis. Our extensive training program leads us to ask for a one-year commitment.

To apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest to: 
Vickie Karasic
vkarasic@upenn.edu  
Use subject line "Emerging and Assistive Technologies Internship." 

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Digital Media and Design Intern, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Availability: Accepting applications. 2 positions available.
Start Date: June 1, 2017
Job Title: Digital Media and Design Intern
Hours: 15 hours per week, including some weekend and evening hours.
Salary: $15/hr.

Overview:
The Teaching, Research, and Learning (TRL) division of Penn Libraries provides research, instructional, and technology support to members of the Penn community and the general public. As part of the larger TRL team, the Digital Media and Design Intern will create compelling and engaging visual assets to highlight and support the work of both the Digital Scholarship and the Teaching and Learning initiatives of the TRL directorate.

Responsibilities:
The Digital Media and Design Intern will be responsible for:

  • Designing, editing, and producing print materials (ie. posters, flyers, handouts) used to promote and support TRL events, services, and resources
  • Editing and producing digital content (ie. video tutorials, photos, infographics) for use on library websites, social media, and other digital media platforms.
  • Recording video and photographing TRL-led workshops and special events.
  • Teaching workshops, creating documentation, and providing individual consultation on digital media and design software.

In addition to the responsibilities above, the intern will provide online and in-person reference assistance at the Van Pelt Dietrich-Library Center's public services hub, and participate in a wider program to teach bibliographic instruction to first-year students at Penn.

Requirements:
This position is intended for current students in an ALA-accredited graduate program in library/information science. Qualified graduate students with an interest in library/information science or higher education are also encouraged to apply. Strong academic background and public service orientation. Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and/or Final Cut Pro; advanced digital media and design skills are helpful but not required. Ability to learn quickly, work independently, and face new and unexpected questions on a regular basis. Our extensive training program leads us to ask for a one-year commitment.

Preferred Experience: Prior academic research experience helpful; teaching experience preferred. Team player with excellent communication skills desired.

To apply, please submit a resume, letter of interest, and 2-3 recent examples of digital media and design work to:
Dorothy Espalto
espalto@upenn.edu
Use subject line "Digital Media and Design Internship"

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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First-Year Experience Intern, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Availability: Now Accepting Applications
Start Date: June 1, 2017
Job Title: First-Year Experience Intern
Hours: 15 hours per week, including some weekend and evening hours.
Salary: $15/hr.

Overview: 
The Teaching, Research, and Learning (TRL) division of Penn Libraries provides research, instructional, and technology support to members of the Penn community and the general public. As part of the larger TRL team, the First-Year Experience Intern helps to shape a unified, cohesive vision of library services to students at key points during their academic experience: during New Student Orientation, within freshman seminars and writing seminars, and through campus cultural partners.

Responsibilities:
The First-Year Experience Intern will be responsible for:

  • Reviewing education and library and information science literature on the freshman experience
  • Providing evidence-based recommendations for changes to library orientation and instructional handouts, lesson plans, and activities
  • Conducting interviews, organizing focus groups, and leading design workshops to inform the design of learning spaces
  • Teaching research instructional sessions in the Pre-Freshman Program and the Critical Writing Program


In addition to the responsibilities above, the intern will provide online and in-person reference assistance at the Van Pelt Dietrich-Library Center's public services hub, and participate in a wider program to teach bibliographic instruction to first-year students at Penn.

Requirements:
This position is intended for current students in an ALA-accredited graduate program in library/information science. Strong academic background and public service orientation. Ability to learn quickly, work independently, and face new and unexpected questions on a regular basis. Our extensive training program leads us to ask for a one-year commitment.

To apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest to:
Samantha Kirk
samkirk@upenn.edu
Use subject line "First-Year Experience Internship."

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Museum Library Special Collections Intern, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Availability: Accepting Applications
Start Date: June 1, 2017
Job Title: Museum Library Special Collections Intern 
Hours: 15 hours per week, including some weekend and evening hours. 
Salary: $15/hr.

Overview:
The Teaching, Research, and Learning (TRL) division of Penn Libraries provides research, instructional, and technology support to members of the Penn community and the general public. As part of the larger TRL team, the Museum Library supports education and research in the Anthropology Department and closely affiliated departments, research centers, and graduate groups, as well as the mission of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.  The work of the Museum Library Special Collections Intern will bring attention to the special collections that are held in the Museum Library and assist with the development of conservation and digital preservation plans.

Responsibilities:
The Museum Library Special Collections Intern will complete an inventory of the special collections; develop content for social media to highlight items in the Museum Library's collections; assist the Museum Librarian to develop programming and digital project plans; and curate an online exhibit about a small number of items in the Museum Library's collections.    

In addition to the responsibilities above, the intern will provide online and in-person reference assistance at the Van Pelt Dietrich-Library Center's public services hub, and participate in a wider program to teach bibliographic instruction to first-year students at Penn.

Requirements:
This position is intended for current students in an ALA-accredited graduate program in library/information science. Strong academic background and public service orientation. Ability to learn quickly, work independently, and face new and unexpected questions on a regular basis. Our extensive training program leads us to ask for a one-year commitment. 

Preferred Experience: 
Reading knowledge of Spanish, German, French, or Italian preferred. Post-secondary coursework or fieldwork experience in archaeology, ethnography, or ancient studies welcome.

To apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest to:
Deb Brown Stewart 
browndeb@upenn.edu
Use subject line "Museum Library Special Collections Intern."

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Metadata Intern, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Hours: Flexible: 20 hours per week, within 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday.

Salary: $15/hour.

Overview: The University of Pennsylvania Libraries seeks a forward-thinking, service-oriented, and versatile student in information studies to serve as an intern in the Metadata Services unit. Reporting to the Head of Metadata Services, this position will assist in a variety of metadata projects, including the implementation of Calibre and cataloging for the Online Books project. This highly-motivated, innovative, and collaborative individual will be part of the Metadata Services unit within the Cataloging and Metadata Department. The Metadata Services unit provides external metadata services, maintenance for traditional MARC metadata and support for library digital projects. 

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Provide services in metadata creation, data management, and project analysis
  • Collaborate with colleagues throughout the Libraries and in the Penn community
  • Participate in the development and integration of Calibre and the Online Books project into the Metadata Services unit
  • Assist with the development of local metadata best practices, policies, and controlled vocabularies needed for the development of digital content projects
  • Create, map and manage metadata for digital projects, collections, and library systems and services. Work with metadata processing and transformation tools to enhance data

Qualifications:

  • Experience with metadata processing, batch-loading and transformation tools such as MarcEdit, Oxygen XML Editor, OpenRefine and XSLT
  • Familiarity with metadata in a digital library environment and in traditional MARC-based systems
  • Ability to flourish in a high-intensity work environment
  • Familiarity with SQL and at least one scripting language (e.g., Python)
  • Familiarity with library linked data standards and applications (e.g., RDF, BIBFRAME)

To apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest to the attention of:
Katia Strieck
kstrieck@pobox.upenn.edu

Please write "Metadata Outreach Intern" in the subject line.

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Call for Submissions: Diversity by Design: Reframing Diversity Discourse in Canada

Note that the deadline for submissions is extended until April 15, 2017, 10pm EST.
For more information, visit the symposium website at: https://www.idiversitybydesign.com/

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
DIVERSITY BY DESIGN: REFRAMING DIVERSITY DISCOURSE IN CANADA
TWO-DAY SYMPOSIUM

September 13-14, 2017 (Toronto, ON, Canada)

We will hold a two-day Symposium in Toronto in September 2017 on the state of diversity in Canada's informational and cultural sectors. The symposium will invite an open multi-sided dialogue at the time when Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary, with the field of Library & Information Science (LIS) strategically positioned to initiate and lead this conversation. The conversation will transcend the boundaries of a single discipline and profession and serve as a springboard for engaging a wider community in reconsidering and expanding diversity discourse and practices.

The symposium registration and attendance are free; breakfast and lunch will be provided. A limited number of small stipends will be available to students and practitioners to offset the cost of travel; preference will be given to accepted presenters and attendees from rural and remote areas.

CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

  • Clara Chu, U of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, "Diversity on the Library and Information Agenda: The Local-Global Nexus"
  • Samra Habib, Artist, Toronto 'Just Me and Allah': Witnessing Queer Muslims' Lived Experiences
  • Kayla Lar-Son, U of Alberta, "All We Need Is Some Diverse Students? Thinking Differently about Inclusive Programs"
  • Lisa Nathan, UBC, Vancouver, "Humility, Discomfort & Awe: Developing Our Capacity for Engaging with Diversity"
  • Ali Shiri, U of Alberta, "Digital Library North: Access to Digital Cultural Heritage in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR) in Canada's North"
  • Charles Smith, Artist, Toronto "Pluralism in the Arts in Canada: A Change is Yet to Come"

SUBMISSIONS

In addition to keynote speeches, we seek submissions in the following categories:

  • Papers (includes completed research papers and research-in-progress papers)
  • Posters
  • Sessions for Interactive Engagement (including interactive, hands-on workshops developed around case studies and/or real-life scenarios)
  • Alternative formats


All submissions will be refereed and subsequently considered for publication in a web-based free-access symposium proceedings, which will evolve into a 'living document', continuously curated by several symposium collaborators. Online proceedings will be enriched by multimedia, such as video- or audio-recorded presentations and workshops.

TOPICS OF INTEREST INCLUDE (BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO):

  • Engagement of diverse populations by cultural institutions.
  • Incorporating traditional knowledge and heritage knowledge of immigrant communities into Canadian information literacy policy.
  • Developing cultural competency through interdisciplinary art.
  • Combining LIS and Social Work practices for community empowerment and partnership.
  • Beyond employment equity (affirmative action) programs: Creating collegial and supportive workplaces to ensure the retention of diverse staff.
  • Decolonizing descriptions in archives, libraries and museums.
  • A semblance of the "accessible"? Making cultural and learning experiences in museums and entertainment venues inclusive of people with disabilities.
  • Declaring the "global" but teaching the "local," or How to make our graduate curriculum truly international.

Submissions will be accepted through April 15, 2017, 10:00pm EST. All submissions must be in English or French. All submissions must include the author's name and position; full affiliation including email and telephone; a brief bio; presentation title, up to five keywords, and an extended abstract of no longer than 1000 words.

Email your submissions to: diversitybydesign2017@gmail.com. We specifically encourage submissions that propose interactive engagement sessions as well as papers and posters involving community-oriented research, community engagement projects, and practical applications of theory. We welcome submissions from outside of Canada.

For more information, visit the symposium website at: https://www.idiversitybydesign.com/

TIMELINE

  • April 15, 2017 (10pm EST): Proposal submission deadline (extended abstracts).
  • April 30, 2017: Refereeing/peer-review completed; acceptance/rejection decisions.
  • September 13-14, 2017: Diversity by Design Symposium.

ORGANIZERS AND SPONSORS

This symposium is organized by Dr. Nadia Caidi (Faculty of Information, U of Toronto) and Dr. Keren Dali (School of Library and Information Studies, U of Alberta) and supported by a SSHRC Connection - Connecting for Canada's 150 grant, and by the following partners:

  • The Faculty of Information, U of Toronto
  • The McLuhan Centre for Culture & Technology
  • The Ontario Trillium Foundation
  • The Toronto City Archives
  • The Art Gallery of Ontario
  • The Ontario Library Association

For information, contact Dr. Caidi (nadia.caidi@utoronto.ca) and Dr. Dali (kdali@ualberta.ca). For general inquiries, email us at diversitybydesign2017@gmail.com; Visit the symposium website at: https://www.idiversitybydesign.com/

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Access Services and Audio Visual Specialist, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Schedule 35 (Sun. - Thu., 4pm-midnight; scheduled hours subject to change based on annual academic cycle and department needs)

Duties & Responsibilities

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

The regular schedule for this position may include work on holidays, inclement weather and official University closings. Assigned hours may change throughout the year based on the Academic Calendar. Approval for requests for time off during these periods is at the discretion of the supervisor based on business need.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Access Services for Faculty of Arts & Sciences Libraries, the Access Services & Audio Visual Assistant carries out various tasks at the Cabot Science Library to provide access to Harvard Library and its collections. The Access Services & Audio Visual Assistant performs a variety of complex library duties requiring a broad understanding of library-wide procedures to provide access to collections, process library materials, and assist patrons in the use of audio visual equipment. This highly visible position operates in a busy environment and involves actively assisting users and monitoring multiple library functions.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Circulation: Open and close library and/or Access Services work areas; perform tasks associated with the automated circulation system (charge/discharge and renew materials, create holds and recalls, change item statuses); communicate and enforce library policies; assist patrons with the use of the HOLLIS catalog and the library system to manage patron account information; process item requests; manage requests for off-site Depository materials; process incoming Harvard Depository materials and transfers from other libraries; support security measures; supervise student workers
  • Audio-Visual Support: Provide day-to-day support for the spaces in Cabot Science Library; offer support, trouble-shooting and onsite assistance for faculty, staff and students in the use of all the spaces; AV support and training for presenters at the Discovery Bar and Library Classroom; oversee daily technical operations for workshop and event support; assist library staff with technical projects, provide input for equipment purchases; assist with equipment lending program; in a highly skilled manner sets up, operates, and oversees the use and care of multimedia equipment including, but not limited to, data projection systems, laptops, digital audio recording and sound reinforcement systems, video recording systems, Crestron and Extron systems, matrix switchers, and IP videoconferencing; communicates with repair staff to stay informed about the condition of learning and event spaces; attends and contributes to learning spaces planning tours
  • Library Equipment: Maintain, troubleshoot, and coordinate service maintenance for public photocopiers and scanners, public computer workstations, public printers, circulating equipment, and AV equipment; assist patrons in using Crimson Cash and/or local School-based print accounts
  • Student Workers: Supervise, train, adjust schedules, and assign tasks to student workers; oversee performance of daily tasks; address coverage gaps; approves reported time for student workers
  • Information Services: Answer informational and directional questions about Cabot Science Libraries and other Harvard Libraries; use the HOLLIS catalog and Aleph to locate materials and answer user questions; appropriately refer patrons with questions that require significant subject expertise; maintain an awareness of role of Access Services and its function within the Harvard Library and the University as a whole
  • Course Reserves: Process course reserve requests and perform physical processing of reserve materials; supervise student workers processing reserve materials, communicates reserve policies and procedures to students, faculty, and teaching staff; identify problem items or materials requiring replacement, initiate reorder or other resolution
  • Stacks Maintenance & Reshelving: Process materials for reshelving and reshelve materials; monitor and maintain collection stacks in proper order and oversee arrangement of books on shelves; supervise and assign tasks to student workers charged with reshelving and stacks maintenance projects; participates in collection management projects
  • Resource Sharing: Support resource sharing activities, including processing Scan & Deliver workflows and overseeing student workers; help troubleshoot workflow or equipment problems
  • Physical Facility: Monitor building; maintain awareness of physical condition, use of space, etc.; identify and resolve/report problems as appropriate; conduct periodic building walkthroughs and clear building at closing time; assists users with disabilities in accessing library materials
  • Fines & Billing: Provide patrons with basic information regarding overdue fines owed and refers patrons to the library billing office as appropriate.
  • Other: Resolve problems for users through the use and interpretation of established guidelines; assist in the planning and implementation of procedures and workflows; collect and record information about library usage, workflows, and processes and create reports; effectively communicate with library patrons and colleagues in person, by telephone, and through email and other electronic media; participate in committees and working groups; may occasionally support Access Services activities in other units; other tasks and duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent work experience required
  • 2-3 years previous audio-visual support experience required; previous library or related experience required

Additional Qualifications

  • College degree preferred
  • Ability to successfully deliver excellent customer service and prioritize service needs in a busy, dynamic public service environment required
  • Ability to work with multiple operating systems and facility with standard office software (Microsoft Word and Excel, email, calendaring applications, etc.) required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required
  • Video-editing; Graphic design; lnfoComm CTS; Crestron DMC-E; basic CAD; experience with Dante; college background in related multimedia and/or technology preferred
  • Experience with an online library catalog and management system (particularly Ex Libris's Aleph or Alma systems) and familiarity with electronic academic library resources preferred
  • Sensitivity to working in a diverse user environment
  • Ability to solve problems effectively and exercise discerning judgment
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work productively in a team environment
  • Ability to perform repetitive work tasks with overall accuracy, effectiveness, and attention to detail
  • Adaptable, able to flexibly adjust to changing workplace needs

Physical Demands

  • Regularly lifting and moving loads weighing up to 50 pounds; must be able to push heavy library book trucks
  • Requires bending, squatting, stretching, and climbing small step stools when needed to retrieve books and shelve them

Additional Information

At the Harvard Library, our work is enriched by our diverse campus community. Our unique and wide-ranging abilities, experiences, and perspectives are integral to achieving Harvard University's mission of excellence in research, teaching, and learning for our patrons, our collections, and our workplace. We believe that an inclusive environment that cultivates and promotes understanding, respect, and collaboration across our diverse workforce enables our success.

We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities to apply to be a part of our community of over 700 staff members. Our work with faculty, students and researchers to explore answers to intellectual questions, enduring and new, and to seek solutions to the world's most consequential problems, requires that we not only reflect, but also champion our diverse society.

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

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

The Harvard Library is a proud member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance.

Pre-Employment Screening

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

To learn more or apply for this role, please visit: http://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs

After selecting Administrative/Staff Jobs (either internal or external), click 'search openings' and then enter '41991BR' in the Auto Req ID Field.  

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Catalog Librarian, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA

JOB SUMMARY:

The Catalog Librarian is responsible for cataloging library materials in all formats in coordination with the Technical Services Team. This individual reports to the Head of Cataloging and Electronic Resource Management.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Perform original and complex copy cataloging of library materials in all formats according to national standards and local policies.
  2. Create original bibliographic records for born-digital NEC concert recordings.
  3. Upgrade and/or enhance bibliographic records in the national database (OCLC).
  4. Evaluate and edit bibliographic records in the local catalog.
  5. Perform authority work and maintain bibliographic data in the local catalog.
  6. Keep current with developments in national cataloging trends in order to maintain the quality of the local and national databases, and to recommend changes in cataloging policy and procedures in accordance with national standards for bibliographic description.
  7. Assist in documenting departmental procedures.
  8. Compile cataloging-related statistics.
  9. Assist library patrons with reference questions, the use of library materials, and the library catalog as needed.
  10. Other duties as assigned as part of the Technical Services Team. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library and Information Science and Bachelor's degree in Music required.
  2. Minimum of one year of experience cataloging music materials using RDA, AACR2, MARC formats, and LC subject headings and classification schemes required.
  3. Knowledge of and experience with OCLC Connexion and an integrated library system such as Voyager required.
  4. Bibliographic knowledge of most European languages (especially French, German, and Italian) required.
  5. Experience with authority control desirable.
  6. Familiarity with LC Medium of Performance Thesaurus (LCMPT), LC Genre Form Terms (LCGFT) and their best practices desirable.
  7. Experience cataloging archival and special collections and video recordings desirable.
  8. Knowledge of standard repertoire in all performance areas of Western classical music.
  9. Rigorous attention to detail and keen problem-solving skills.
  10. Excellent oral and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively.

Must apply through NEC's career website: http://chj.tbe.taleo.net/chj04/ats/careers/jobSearch.jsp?org=NEWENGLC&cws=1

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SCOPES Program Manager, The Fab Foundation, Boston, MA

The Fab Foundation is seeking a Program Manager for the SCOPES-df Project (Scaling a Community of Practice for Education in STEM through Digital Fabrication). SCOPES-df is a new endeavor of the Fab Foundation launched to catalyze STEM learning in formal educational environments through digital fabrication technologies and practices found in a Fab Lab or Makerspace. The project targets the development of digital fabricat...ion curriculum, instructional tools, Teacher Professional Development supporting the curriculum, evaluation and assessments for K-12 environments, and cultivating the pipeline for the coming generation of Fab educators and contributors.

The SCOPES Program Manager will provide leadership in the Foundation's education initiative. In this role s/he will support key stakeholder relationships and form cross- organizational partnerships to carry out the objectives for SCOPES-df . The SCOPES Program Manager will work to establish relationships with participating districts, schools, and teachers. S/He will additionally form partnerships with regional industries and community. S/He will develop schedules, coordinate resources, and ensure that daily operations align with the overall goals and objectives of the program. The Program Manager will work closely with staff and consultants to establish processes and protocols for the delivery of curriculum, professional development, and accompanying tasks to document and measure impact and success.

The SCOPES Program Manager will monitor program metrics, and track, synthesize and report data related to the program, working in partnership with Fab Foundation leadership to meet program grant requirements.

Required education: Master's

Required experience: Program Management: 3 years

https://www.indeed.com/cmp/The-Fab-Foundation/jobs/Scope-Program-Manager-95a7c011ab748f9d?q=scopes+program+manager

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GE BCL Program Manager, The Fab Foundation, Boston, MA

In October 2016 GE Foundation and Boston Public Schools launched the GE Brilliant Career Lab, a first-of-its-kind interactive mobile technology lab designed to prepare students for innovative digital fabrication, manufacturing and industrial jobs of the future. The Brilliant Career Lab (BCL) focuses on enhancing access to skills training in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and digital fabrication ...tools through hands-on experiences and mentoring, as well as applications and a website that offer access to similar experiences and career information. The Fab Foundation has been funded to implement this program on behalf of GE Foundation and Boston Public Schools.

The GE Brilliant Career Lab (BCL) Program Manager will serve as the liaison to BPS and the GE Foundation for this mobile lab program. In that role s/he will develop key stakeholder relationships for the various partnerships formed for the BCL and manage the overall day to day operation of the program. The BCL Program Manager will work with BPS and the GE Foundation to establish relationships with participating schools and teachers. S/He will develop schedules, coordinate resources, and ensure that daily operations of the program align with the overall goals and objectives of the project. The Manager will work closely with the BCL Instruction Mentor to establish protocols for the on the ground day to day operations of the lab.

The BCL Program Manager will also assist in identifying innovative outreach opportunities to engage the community with various partners. To amplify outreach efforts, the Program Manager will support in communications efforts such as social media to promote BCL activities. Assessment and data collection will be a continuing part of the GE BCL project. To that end, in collaboration with the BCL Manager of Instruction, the Program Manager will be responsible for monitoring program metrics, and tracking, synthesizing and reporting data related to the project, and work in partnership with Fab Foundation leadership on meeting program grant requirements.

The BCL Program Manager will be trained in the BCL mobile Lab, and may serve as substitute for the Manager of Instruction as needed.

Boston Residency Required

Required education: Master's

Required experience: Program Management: 3 years

Required license or certification: Driver's License

https://www.indeed.com/cmp/The-Fab-Foundation/jobs/GE-Bcl-Program-Manager-39fb44a1d1189d81?q=GE+BCL+Manager

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Children's Services Librarian, White Plains Public Library, White Plains, NY

Do you love children's literature, enjoy keeping abreast of publishing trends, and delight in creating a top-notch collection that will engage readers? Then come join us at the White Plains Public Library.

Due to retirement, the White Plains Public Library has an opening for a Librarian I to work in The Trove, our library for children. One of the busiest public libraries in New York State, the White Plains Public Library values excellent customer service as well as innovation and experimentation in services and programs.

In addition to acquiring much of our book collection, as a Librarian I, you will provide reference and reader's advisory services to children and adults, plan and conduct programs, lead classes and workshops, among other responsibilities. Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in publishing, education, book selling, or other work with children. Applicants must be available to work evening as well as weekend hours.

Candidates should genuinely like working with children and adults, appreciate providing library services to a diverse, multilingual population, and be able to work effectively with colleagues. They must also be outward looking, helping to ensure that the Library remains responsive to the White Plains community.

The City of White Plains is located 25 miles north of New York City in Westchester County. Home to 55,000 residents, the City's population expands to 250,000 every workday as thousands of people travel to the City for work or school. The modern downtown has enjoyed a recent revitalization with expanded shopping and dining options. With a Metro North commuter railroad station and a bus transit center, people from all over Westchester County make White Plains a destination for work, leisure and study. The White Plains Public Library serves the City through one facility, located in downtown White Plains. With a staff of 42 FTE, in 2014 the Library attracted nearly 30,000 people to its programs and circulated over 700,000 items. In addition to the Trove, the library for children, in 2013 the Library opened the Edge, an innovative library for teens that includes a digital media lab. The final phase of its capital campaign will create the Hub, with a Learning Commons for adults as well as a café and bookstore.

Starting salary is $53,689 to $55,311 depending on experience; excellent benefits.

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

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

The City of White Plains is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If interested, please email cover letter and resume to by April 17 to: Brian Kenney, Library Director, bkenney@whiteplainslibrary.org. Please put "Librarian Opening" in the subject line.

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Director of Publishing, East View Press, Hopkins, MN

East View Press serves as the publishing division for the East View Companies, which are comprised of East View Information Services, East View Geospatial, East View Map Link, and Longitude Books and Maps. East View is headquartered in Minneapolis, USA, with offices in Russia and Ukraine.

The mission of East View Companies is to bring uncommon information from extraordinary places to academic, corporate, legal and government information professionals throughout the world.

East View Press takes this mission a step further, utilizing East View's extensive collection of key vernacular-language resources from countries from all over the world to publish research material as books, journals, archival guides, industry reports and databases. Our products focus on crucial issues of international relations, public policy, military and security studies, geography, history and culture, especially as they relate to Eastern Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The mission of East View Press is to make these valuable materials accessible to the widest possible audience by way of thoughtful content selection, careful translation into English, and creative presentation.

The Director of East View Press will carry out this mission through the careful management and growth of four key areas:

Product Development: Identify important source materials, either from existing East View holdings, or through partnerships with other publishers or data providers; determine best options for product presentation - e.g., periodical, stand-alone book, book series, supplemental or special report, guidebook, database, data feed, etc.; negotiate publication and translation rights.

Publication: Work with in-house and external resources to produce high-quality print, digital and online products in a timely and cost-effective manner. Coordinate with East View product development, sales, and marketing teams to ensure successful product launch.

Dissemination: Ensure that all East View Press content is cataloged and indexed to the fullest extent possible and is well-represented within all major academic search platforms and databases. Identify new distribution and sales channels, including mobile and pay-per-view platforms. Develop the East View Press website to improve discoverability and grow e-commerce.

Position Description

East View is seeking a Director of Publishing to manage the workload and workflow of East View Press. The Director of Publishing will oversee the timely, cost effective and high-quality production of academic journals, books and database products published under the East View Press imprint. He/she will be responsible for expanding the publishing activity of the department, including the publication of new titles, and the adoption of new publishing production and distribution technologies. The Director of Publishing will manage a team of on-site staff and a network of contract translators, editors and designers. The Director of Publishing will report to the Vice President of East View.

A successful candidate for the Director of Publishing will be a strong team leader with excellent interpersonal skills, highly organized, and able to work independently. He/she will have excellent copy editing skills and strong experience in managing a publication process from concept to production and marketing.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage day-to-day publishing activity of East View Press, including scheduling, planning, writing, editing, quality assurance, layout and design, and production coordination;
  • Manage relationships with contractors and vendors to ensure timely delivery, product quality, and best pricing;
  • Manage, review and revise (if necessary) existing editorial production procedures to reduce time and cost from manuscript submission to publication;
  • Actively seek out new titles for publication and/or new publishing partnerships;
  • Coordinate with Marketing Department to maintain and improve the East View Press website;
  • Keep informed of current trends in design and publications, with attention to new production technologies and platforms;
  • Conceive and implement subscription policies, rates, discounts and licensing strategies for all East View Press publications;
  • Coordinate circulation management and subscription promotion with Operations, Sales, and Marketing departments;
  • Work with East View CFO and Vice President to create annual cost and revenue budgets for East View Press;
  • Submit weekly Department Performance Reports to East View Vice President;
  • Conduct annual performance reviews for all full-time East View Press staff;
  • Hire and train new staff, as necessary.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience:

  • 5-10 years of management or supervisory experience, preferably in scholarly publishing.
  • Bachelor's Degree in English, Communications, Journalism or related field. Master's Degree strongly preferred.
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills. Experience writing and editing for scholarly publications highly desirable.
  • Native-level proficiency in English; high-level proficiency in at least one other language highly desirable (particularly Russian or Chinese).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in international relations, public policy, military and security, etc.
  • High level of proficiency in MS Office applications. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite programs, especially InDesign and Photoshop, highly desirable.
  • Strong project management experience that demonstrates a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously and to manage publishing process from concept to publication and promotion. Experience developing project budgets and staying within budgeted costs.
  • Experience supervising and coordinating work of freelance writers, editors, translators, designers, etc.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of new and emerging communications and production technology for publications.
  • Must be self-motivated, creative, comfortable with taking initiative and able to work against tight deadlines with minimal supervision. Must be able to motivate, influence and direct the work of East View Press staff and freelancers.
  • Experience with writing and executing publishing contracts.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with senior management, clients and suppliers.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to conferences or other events on behalf of East View, in both the United States and abroad.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Excellent benefits package including full medical/dental/LTD coverage
  • Holidays and paid time off based on tenure

Please submit cover letter, resume, and short writing sample (3-5 pages) to: barb.volker@eastview.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Application deadline: April 8th, 2017

Anticipated position start date: May 1, 2017

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

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Dean of Library Services, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

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

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

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

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

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

Required Qualifications: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JOHN F. KENNEDY LIBRARY FOUNDATION

Internship Application Form

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

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

Name: ____________________________________________________________________

School (temporary) Address: __________________________________________________

City: __________________________________ State: _______ Zip: ___________________

Home (permanent) Address: ___________________________________________________

City: __________________________________ State: _______ Zip: ___________________

Telephone(s): Home: __________________________ Cell: __________________________

Email: _____________________________________________________________________

College/University: __________________________________________________________

Major Subject/Graduate Program:_______________________________________________

Date of (expected) graduation:__________________________________________________

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

___________________________________________________________________________

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Period of Internship:

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

Structure of Internship:

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

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

THE LIBRARIES  ­­

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

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON BOTHELL AND CASCADIA COLLEGE LIBRARY

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

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

THE POSITION

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

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

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


SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

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

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

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

Preferred

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

SALARY

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

RANK

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

BENEFITS

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

APPLICATION PROCESS

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

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JOB DEFINITION

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

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

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

This position is posted until a candidate can be identified.

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

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

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

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

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

 

Environment

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

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

Preferred:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Library Director, Leominster Public Library, Leominster, MA

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

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

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

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

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

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

SALARY RANGE $80,117 - $103,598

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

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

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

EOE/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

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2017 Digital Commonwealth Annual Conference

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


This year's keynote addresses are:

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

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

Some of this year's breakout sessions include:

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

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

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

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

Required qualifications include:

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

Preferred qualifications include:

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

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

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

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

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Administrative Assistant, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Resource Sharing Manager, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

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

Duties & Responsibilities

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

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

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

Basic Qualifications

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

Additional Qualifications

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

Additional Information

At the Harvard Library, our work is enriched by our diverse campus community. Our unique and wide-ranging abilities, experiences, and perspectives are integral to achieving Harvard University's mission of excellence in research, teaching, and learning for our patrons, our collections, and our workplace. We believe that an inclusive environment that cultivates and promotes understanding, respect, and collaboration across our diverse workforce enables our success.

We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities to apply to be a part of our community of over 700 staff members. Our work with faculty, students and researchers to explore answers to intellectual questions, enduring and new, and to seek solutions to the world's most consequential problems, requires that we not only reflect, but also champion our diverse society.

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

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

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

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

Pre-Employment Screening

  • Criminal
  • Education
  • Identity

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

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Access Services Librarian, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

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

Duties & Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

Basic Qualifications

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

Additional Qualifications

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

Additional Information

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

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

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

Pre-Employment Screening

  • Criminal
  • Education
  • Identity

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

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

MIT Libraries' Digital Collections and Reformatting Team, Scanning Lab

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Reference Librarian, Shrewsbury Public Library, Shrewsbury, MA

Qualifications:

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

Duties:

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

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

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

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

Compensation and Schedule:

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

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

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Reference Services Supervisor, Morse Institute Library, Natick, MA

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

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

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

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

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

Closing Date: March 31st, 2017

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

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Volunteer, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

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

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you at the Gardner!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Factors to be considered in awarding the IPI Internship include:

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

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

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

Applications must be received no later than May 15, 2017

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

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

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Call for Papers: CENTERIS 2017

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

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

Submission types and guidelines

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

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

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

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

Proceedings and publications

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

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

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

- Barcelona

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

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

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Call for Papers: Code4Lib Issue 37

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The scope of this issue might include research on:

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

*Deadline for Submission: November 30, 2017*

 Types of Submissions
JCLIS welcomes the following types of submissions:

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

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

    Contacts: Guest Editors

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

  Submission Guidelines for Authors

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

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


    Citation Style

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


    Submission Process

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Important Dates

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

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


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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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Librarian, White Plains Public Library, White Plains, NY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The City of White Plains is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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

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

About The College of Saint Rose:

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

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

Job Description:

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

Responsibilities will include the following:

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

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

Requirements:

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

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

Additional Information:

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

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

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


Application Instructions:

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

Upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:

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

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

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Head of Circulation, Boxford Town Library, Boxford, MA

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

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

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

Description:

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

Responsibilities include:

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

Minimum Requirements:

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

Public library or teaching experience preferred, but not required.

Early childhood education experience a plus.

Occasional evenings and regular weekends will be required. 

Position: Full-time: 37 hours per week 

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

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

Instructions to Applicants

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

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Special Collections Librarian, Augusta University, Augusta, GA

University Libraries, Reese Library, Summerville Campus

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

The successful candidate will accomplish the following:

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

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

Intra-Institutional Responsibilities:

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

Extra-Institutional Responsibilities:

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

Requirements:

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

Preferred Requirements:

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

Salary and Benefits:

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

How to apply:

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

Minimum Recruitment Period: 30 days

Augusta University Application/Recruitment Deadline: Open until filled 

Equal Employment Opportunity

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

Conditions of Employment

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

Other Information

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Basic Qualifications:

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

Additional Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

Schedule: Mon-Friday, 35-hour work week

Start Date: Available immediately

Closing Date: Open until filled

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications / Requirements:

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

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

About the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College

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

centropr.hunter.cuny.edu

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

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Metadata Transformation Librarian, Duke University, Durham, NC

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

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

Summary

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

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

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

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

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

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

Key Qualifications

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

Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A criminal background check is required.

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Library Electronic Resources Manager, Brown University, Providence, RI

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

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

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

Other skills that will be highly desirable include:

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

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

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

Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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

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

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Library Assistant, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

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

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

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

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

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

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

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

Deadline: March 29, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Circulation Responsibilities:

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

Administrative Responsibilities:

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

Other:

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

Qualifications

Required:

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

Preferred:

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

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

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Circulation Library Assistant, Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

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

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

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

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

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

Starting salary: $50,454.

Deadline to apply: April 12, 2017

Qualified candidates should submit:

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

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

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Information Technology Coordinator, Peabody Institute Library, Danvers, MA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Closing Date:  Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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Call for Applications: Cultural Immersion for Information Professionals

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED to April 7th!

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

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

Site visits include:   

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

Costs:

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

Click HERE for more details or to APPLY!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Collection Development Intern, EBSCO, Ipswich, MA

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

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

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

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

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Call for Proposals: Knowledge Organization within the Museum Domain

Special issue of Knowledge Organization
Guest editor: Melissa Gill

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

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

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

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

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


Timeline

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

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

 

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

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

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

POSITION OVERVIEW:

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE: 

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

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

Company Overview

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

Position Summary

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

Core Responsibilities and Duties:

Research Support

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

Administrative

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

Position Qualifications:

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

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

For more information please visit www.joinbain.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Electronic Resources Associate, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

 

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Summer Internships, Radical Lending Library, Brattleboro, VT

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

1. ZINE PROJECT INTERN

2. SEED LIBRARY PROJECT INTERN

3. PROMOTION AND OUTREACH INTERN


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

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

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

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Public Services Supervisor, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS
Required qualifications:

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

Preferred qualifications

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

SALARY RANGE
This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position at Rank II (tenure-track) or Rank III (tenured); ranks equivalent to an Assistant or Associate Professor. Salary range starts at $ 65,000 - salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience and qualifications. In addition, University Libraries is committed to and helps fund professional development opportunities. Salaries are competitive with those at similarly situated institutions and dependent upon labor market. Positions are contingent upon funding.

APPLICATION DETAILS
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on March 20, 2017 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Special Collections Metadata Librarian, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.

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

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

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

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

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

Closing Date: March 26, 2017 or until filled 

Salary: $12.00/hour 

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

or by mail:

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

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

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

Essential duties and responsibilities of this position include the following:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Work Hours: 

Typically Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm with flexibility to meet business demands as needed.

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

Apply online:

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

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

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

Essential duties and responsibilities of this position include the following:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Work Hours: 

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

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

Apply online:

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

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

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

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

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

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

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

Experience: Work experience in public library setting preferred.

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

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

Compensation:

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

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

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

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

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

The Town of North Andover is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Science Librarian, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Library Director, Chelsea Public Library, Chelsea, VT

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

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

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

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

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Manager, Library Systems, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

JOB ID 525972 

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

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

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

Qualifications

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

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

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

Some Responsibilities Include:

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

Expected Educational Opportunities:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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Library Assistant, Brookline Public Library, Brookline, MA

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

Salary $19.40 per hour plus generous benefits.

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

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

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

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

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Desired Qualifications, Abilities and Traits:

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

Salary Information
$15/hr, non-benefitted

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline to apply:  April 18, 2017

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

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

Req 2017-54

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Grants Intern, Reach Out and Read, Boston, MA

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

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

Specific responsibilities include:

Research (50%)

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

Administrative Work (35%)

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

Writing (15%)

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

Required Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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

Successful interns will:

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

Application Details:

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

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

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

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

General Responsibilities:

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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Library Assistant, Pollard Memorial Library, Lowell, MA

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

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

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

LANGUAGE SKILLS

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

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

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

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

WORK ENVIRONMENT

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

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

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

EOE/AA/504 Employer

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

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

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

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

LANGUAGE SKILLS

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

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

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

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

WORK ENVIRONMENT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About the Office of Library and Information Services

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

Applications are due March 27.

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

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

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

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

Deadline to apply: Friday, April 7, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications:

Required: 

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in the life sciences or related science discipline.
  • Minimum one graduate degree (master's level or higher) for consideration.  A second graduate degree will be required for tenure review. One of the two graduate degrees must be an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent.
  • Public service experience in an academic library, including reference, instruction, or collection development.
  • Demonstrated public service orientation and knowledge of user needs for teaching, learning, and research.
  • Understanding of the data management needs of researchers in the sciences.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication ski