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Library Clerk, Pawling Library, Pawling, NY

The Pawling Library is looking for a part-time clerk to join our team by working at the circulation desk. This position will work every Sunday 11:30 AM - 4 PM, plus one two-hour shift on alternating weeks. The day of the alternating shift will be fixed in accordance with the availability of the successful candidate.

This job requires attention to detail, ability to work independently and with others, multi-tasking, and most importantly strong customer service skills.

The library clerk performs the following functions:

  • All circulation duties: included but not limited to checking items in and out, pulling holds, processing materials, registering patrons, collecting fines, shelving and shelf maintenance.
  • Provides information to the public on library policies and procedures.
  • Performs routine searches and updates of computer records.
  • Contacts patrons to deliver messages or information on library materials.
  • Provides reference and readers advisory when needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the library director.

We are looking for a candidate with the following skills:

  • Interest in library materials (such as books, movies, and video games) and library events.
  • A large degree of comfort with technology.
  • Ability to answer questions about the library.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others.

Position: Part-Time: 11 hours per biweekly pay period

Pay: $10.40 - $13.50/hr, depending on experience

Benefits: After six months of employment, part-time employees accrue paid time off in proportion to their hours worked.

Instructions to Applicants

Interested individuals should apply online at https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/jobs/

Deadline to apply: Thursday, November 1st, 2018

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Multiple Positions, Sno-Isle Libraries, Marysville, WA

ABOUT US

Sno-Isle Libraries is a large, two-county district in the beautiful North Puget Sound region of Washington State. It encompasses rugged timberlands and suburban centers, rolling farmlands and ocean vistas. Set in the fastest-growing corner of the state, Sno-Isle Libraries serves 728,745 residents in Washington's Snohomish and Island counties through 23 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels. Learn more at sno-isle.org.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

**Sno-Isle employees MUST apply through Paycom to be considered as an Internal candidate**

Use your PayCom Username to create your profile. Apply through the Job Opportunities option located on the PayCom homepage. Online applications must be submitted by 9:59 p.m. on the closing date. Incomplete applications may disqualify you. Resumes and letters of interest are encouraged and should be attached during the application process and will not be accepted as a substitute for a completed Sno-Isle application. Questions may be directed to Human Resources at:

Sno-Isle Human Resources
Marysville Service Center
7312 35th Avenue NE
Marysville, WA 98271-7417

Phone: 360-651-7000
Fax: 360-651-7151
TTY: 800-647-3753

Applications will be screened and applicants who best match the needs of posted positions will be contacted by phone if selected for an interview. The hiring process can take a minimum of 4 to 8 weeks. Applicants who need accommodations during the application or interview process should contact the Human Resources Department (360) 651-7000.

Positions located at a community library location may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. A successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

All offers of employment are conditioned on the provision of satisfactory proof of applicant's identity and legal authority to work in the U.S. Offers of employment are also conditioned on Sno-Isle's receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and a criminal background check, when required.

Library Assistant II

Location: Service Center (Marysville)
Pay Range: $17.02 - $23.39 Hourly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 13968

Closing Date: 10/04/2018, 9:59 PM

Job Summary
Incumbents in this position contribute to a high standard of customer service by efficiently processing customer requests for materials under appropriate guidelines. Perform general library support tasks to contribute to the Library District's efficient operation. Assist with collection maintenance and general clerical support for Collection Services librarians.

Essential Functions
Perform bibliographic searches using online resources, vendors' databases, and the Library's integrated library system (ILS). Verify information necessary for librarians to make purchase decisions and route requests to appropriate selector.

Perform maintenance of the customer and bibliographic databases in the Library's ILS.

Support interlibrary loan services for Sno-Isle customers, including accessing customer requests, placing holds, and returning materials to proper locations for processing.

Respond to requests for loan of Sno-Isle materials through the interlibrary loan database; respond online with status and supply materials requested.

Create and process reports from the Library's ILS.

Page II *Continuous* Job 12201

Starting Pay: $13.55 - $18.61 (15 hrs/wk)

Sno-Isle Libraries is accepting applications for Page II positions on a continuous basis. Based on the need for positions or the functionality of this posting, we may suspend or discontinue it at any time.

This position may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

About the Process:
Please indicate your interest in specific community libraries by selecting them in the application's supplemental questionnaire. Those who are invited to an interview will be contacted by phone. Successful incumbents will then be placed in a retained pool and remain there until a position becomes available.

Job Summary
The Page II position will perform sorting, shelving, locating, materials movement and library support tasks at a community library to contribute to its effective operation.

Essential Functions
Provide effective and efficient library support services to include collecting and sorting by classification returned materials from book drops and circulation areas as well as shelving and retrieving materials.

Perform basic circulation support duties, other than direct customer service.

Assist in maintaining the library's shelved materials areas and reading rooms in neat, clean and orderly condition.

Assist with shelf readings as assigned.

Assist with general clerical support to include assisting with the operation and maintenance of equipment as well as photocopying and distributing materials.

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Business/Instructional Librarian, Salisbury University Libraries, Salisbury, MD

The Salisbury University Libraries are accepting applications for the position of Business/Instructional Librarian reporting to the Chair of Research/Instructional Services.  This is a full-time, permanent status track library faculty position expected to begin January 15, 2019 or as soon thereafter as possible.

The Salisbury University Libraries comprise the main campus library and the Nabb Center for Delmarva History and Culture. Both are located in the state-of-the art Guerrieri Academic Commons which opened in August 2016. The Libraries also include the Curriculum Resource Center. The SU Libraries are user-oriented with relatively small collections but a dynamic staff with a deep commitment to meeting the information needs of our students and faculty.  We seek a creative, dynamic, and collaborative applicant to join the staff.

Primary Job Duties: Serve as the librarian liaison to several academic departments in the Perdue School of Business. The librarian will be responsible for instruction, collection development, and other support for the liaison departments' teaching and research-related information needs. Creative and effective instruction is especially important.  Participate in providing face-to-face and electronic reference services, including some evening and weekend hours. Cooperate with other librarians in library-wide instructional activities, such as developing activities for and teaching sessions of freshman English classes.  Serve on committees and task forces and be active professionally.

 

Minimum Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree from a foreign institution by start date. Related experience working in academic or research libraries. Demonstrated knowledge of principles and best practices in information literacy instruction. Demonstrated knowledge of business reference sources and best practices in reference services and information literacy. The ability to be flexible is absolutely essential. Must be committed to contributing to a culturally diverse educational and work environment.

 

Preferred Qualifications: Undergraduate or graduate degree in business. Reference and library instruction experience specifically in business. Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills. 

 

Applications received by October 5, 2018 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S.

 

Applications and supporting documents are accepted only via Salisbury University's Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website www.salisbury.edu/HR/Jobs to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

 

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following in order for your application to be complete: 1) a letter of interest; 2) curriculum vitae; and, 3) the names and phone numbers of at least three professional references. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the search chair, Susan Brazer, at sebrazer@salisbury.edu. Please do not send any documents via email.

 

This position is based in Salisbury, Maryland. Salisbury University is a member of the University System of Maryland. It is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 58 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Founded in 1925, Salisbury University features a beautiful campus close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk.  SU is consistently ranked among the nation's top colleges and 'best values' by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, Kiplinger's Personal Finance and other publications. SU has 416 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 8700.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our University community to include students, faculty, and staff, today and in the future. To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. To learn more about the University's commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit www.salisbury.edu/equity.  

 

Salisbury University has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunities to all qualified people. The University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to: Humberto Aristizabal, Associate Vice President, Institutional Equity, Title IX Coordinator, 100 Holloway Hall; Tel. (410) 548-3508.

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Library Assistant, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

https://jobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=25240&siteid=5341&Areq=46831BR

 

Business Title: Library Assistant V

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

Under general supervision, the candidate is involved in independently maintaining the smooth workflow of technical-service tasks and, in the absence of the librarian, assisting patrons with simple reference requests and prompt access to the resources in the Fairbank Center Collection.

 

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

Logs in and maintains subscription records, checking for accuracy and missing items, initiates corrective actions and maintains files;

Processes incoming new English- and Chinese-language monographs;

Manages library shelving, including re-shelving after patron use;

Engages in routine copy-cataloguing, using prepared copy and/or existing data.  Enters and maintains authority records in library database;

End-processing of all incoming materials; maintains liaison with Harvard Library Cataloguing Services;

Preparation of materials for bindery, and processing of materials upon receipt from bindery;

Substantial copying and scanning of materials as required;

Locating and retrieving materials from other Harvard Libraries;

Completing other tasks and special projects as needed.

 

Basic Qualifications:

Reading and speaking knowledge of Chinese (Mandarin). Pinyin transliteration skills. Experience with Microsoft Office applications.

PLEASE NOTE: RESUME MUST LIST EXPERIENCE WITH ALL OF THE BASIC QUALIFICATIONS OR IT WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

 

Additional Qualifications:

BA preferred. Experience with HOLLIS. Previous library experience and/or library degree preferred. Priority to internal candidate who has a familiarity with the Harvard library system and ALMA. Knowledge and interest in contemporary China. Strong organizational skills and very careful attention to detail.

 

Ability to work well with patrons and other library and Fairbank Center staff. Flexibility in adjusting work flow based on the needs of the librarian.

Additional Information:

All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources

 

We invite individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities to be a part of our community.

 

Start date of November 1st, 2018 preferred.

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Intern, Adult Programming & Outreach, Framingham Public Library, Framingham, MA

Position: Adult Programming and Outreach Intern

Department: Library, Community and Outreach Services 

Stipend: $300

Hours: 8-10 hours per week

The Framingham Public Library, a recognized leader in collaborative programming with a 53,000 sq. ft. Downtown Main Library and a new 17,000 sq. ft. branch library, located 20 miles west of Boston seeks a dynamic and energetic Adult Programming and Outreach Intern with the creativity, flexibility and enthusiasm for service to help the Library fulfill its mission as a premier community resource for free inquiry, creative enrichment, and lifelong learning.


Organizational Scope:

Works under the direction of the Supervisor of Community and Outreach Services.

Assists Supervisor of Community and Outreach Services and programming staff in planning, facilitating, and executing programs at both the Main Library and the Christa McAuliffe Branch Library.

Also assists in publicizing programs by submitting copy to local news sources and/or composing posts for Social Media.

May work on special projects as assigned.

 

Major Responsibilities: 

Responsible for 2-4 evening/weekend programs per month. 

This internship is an excellent opportunity to learn the ins and outs of planning, running, and marketing a busy programming schedule at a vibrant public library. Successful candidates will be interested in planning diverse and responsive programming, marketing, and community outreach. 

 

Duties include:

  • Assisting in outreach and publicity for programming including composing and submitting information to news sources and posts for social media.
  • Attending Adult Programming and Marketing Committee Meetings with the Supervisor of Community Outreach.
  • Assisting in developing and facilitating volunteer program.
  • Hosting programs including set up of refreshments and coffee. Greeting speakers/performers and guests, introducing performers/speakers, preparing programs and distributing them.
  • Assisting speaker/performer with A/V and technology needs (projector/computer set up, DVD players, microphones, etc)
  • Troubleshooting technology - knowledge of PC and Mac systems helpful
  • Arranging chairs and tables if necessary
  • Tidying up following program

 

Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in an accredited library science program
  • Comfort with public speaking
  • Excellent customer services skills
  • Strong technology skills
  • Familiarity with A/V equipment preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Knowledge of Social Media
  • Interest in Community Outreach and Programming
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently

 

Note: Programs may be at the Main Library, Branch Library or in other locations around the City.

To apply email cover letter and resume to Lena Kilburn, Assistant Director at lkilburn@minlibl.net

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Staff Librarian, Teen Services, G.A.R. Memorial Library, West Newbury, MA

VACANCY : Staff Librarian for Teen Services

G.A.R. Memorial Library, West Newbury

Job Description: The Teen Services Staff Librarian is responsible for planning, developing, promoting, and providing services to Teens (ages 12-18).

The G.A.R. Memorial Library seeks a creative, enthusiastic individual for the position of Staff Librarian for Teen Services. In addition to circulation, reference, and reader's advisory, other duties may include:

  • Creating an environment that attracts and invites Teens to use the space
  • Managing Teen collections: selecting, purchasing, weeding, different media and formats
  • Overseeing and facilitating the Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
  • Working closely with Children's Librarian on collaborative programs and services for Tweens (ages 10-12)
  • Assisting with Library publicity
  • Assisting with DVD collection management
  • Performing any other tasks as requested

Schedule: 28 hours per week - afternoons, evenings, some Saturdays. Other hours as needed to fill in for vacations, etc.

Qualifications: College graduate. Experience working with Teens, accuracy, organization, sense of humor, ability to think outside the box, good team member, and service-orientation; computer literacy and knowledge of SirsiDynix ILS; dependability and flexibility with regard to hours. Must be able to kneel, bend, use step stools and carry heavy loads.

Salary: $19.00 to 22.00 per hour. Benefits (health insurance, vacation, retirement) (A/A EOE)

To apply: Open until filled. 

Email resume and a compelling cover letter when you apply to:

Susan C. Babb, Director

G.A.R. Memorial Library

490 Main Street

West Newbury, MA 01985

Fax: 978-363-1105

Email: sbabb@westnewburylibrary.org

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Call for Proposals: NERCOMP 2019 Annual Conference

Libraries and Scholarship in the 21st Century

As libraries seek to redefine themselves in the 21st century, branching out into content creation, makerspace management, and new partnerships around teaching, learning, and scholarship, the opportunities--and questions--for how libraries will lead in the information age can seem overwhelming. What collaborative partnerships, decisions, and technologies should librarians take advantage of in scholarship and research? What strategic innovations can libraries share to help establish a new model of relevancy in colleges and universities? And given the continual pressure to justify budget requests and resource allocations, how can we define and establish new organizational structures and services? This track encourages the sharing of provocative ideas, ongoing projects and plans, and early-stage successes that can help our community begin to answer these provocative questions.

Examples include:

  • Reconceiving library spaces and services: new purposes, new partners
  • Emerging workflows and best practices in digitization and digital preservation
  • Issues surrounding 21st-century scholarly communication: copyright, open access
  • Supporting faculty in digital scholarship, digital humanities, and research
  • Assessment in the library: demonstrating the library's contributions
  • Innovations in delivery of content: e-books, ILL, patron-initiated purchasing
  • Instruction and outreach: in information literacy programming and engagement
  • Getting to know our users: ethnographic research, usability studies
  • When cultures collide: changing perceptions of libraries' roles and missions
  • Integrating discovery tools and library management systems
  • Lessons learned working with archives, repositories, and publishing platforms
  • Campus and community outreach and partnerships

The deadline for submissions is Monday, October 8.

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Library Director, E.C. Scranton Memorial Library, Madison, CT

Library Director, E.C. Scranton Memorial Library, Madison, Connecticut

 

The Scranton Library Board of Trustees seeks a full-time Library Director to oversee and supervise all operations of the E.C. Scranton Memorial Library located in beautiful Madison, Connecticut. This is an exciting opportunity to provide direction and leadership as the library undergoes a major expansion and renovation project with an anticipated completion date of fall 2020. The library, located in an historic building designed by Henry Bacon in the heart of downtown, boasts a circulation over 130,000 volumes and over 100,000 library visits per year.

 

The Scranton Library offers a competitive salary and benefits.

 

Job Summary

In keeping with the mission of the E.C. Scranton Memorial Library, the Library Director is responsible for developing and supporting all efforts necessary to maintain a free library, responsive to the community's needs for information, education, and recreation. Working closely with the Board of Trustees, the Library Director develops library policies, monitors library services, develops and manages the budget, collaborates on fundraising efforts, creates public relations materials, supervises staff and volunteers, oversees the physical plant, and stays informed of developments in library management. In addition, the Library Director serves as a member ex officio of the Board of Trustees and attends monthly meetings of the Scranton Library Friends. As the chief representative of the library, the Library Director communicates with and provides information to Madison officials, staff and boards on a regular basis.

Essential job duties include:

  • Ensure all library services are of the highest quality and adequately meet the needs of the Madison Community.

  • Assist the Board with both long and short range plans to support and promote the mission of the library and address issues as they arise.

  • Compile library statistics and create reports for monthly meetings of the Board of Trustees, the Library's annual report and the Connecticut State Library.

  • Manage and oversee the evaluation, planning and execution of library programs for children, teens and adults; the selection and maintenance of library materials including books, media, and electronic resources that meet the needs of the community; the purchasing, utilization, and maintenance of technology to deliver, monitor and enhance library services.

  • Prepare the annual budget for Board review and approval in a timely manner.

  • Coordinate, communicate and cooperate with the Board of Finance and Board of Selectmen in preparing the annual budget.

  • Collaborate with the Development Committee to lead fundraising efforts such as  writing and administering the Annual Appeal and other planned giving programs.

  • Act as a conduit between the Board, Scranton Library Friends, and staff to ensure smooth implementation of fund-raising activities.

  • Manage internal and external communication of the Library including but not limited to brochures, newsletters, fliers, and newspaper articles.

  • Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with the Madison Town Government, Madison Public Schools, the Madison Art Society, and other community organizations.

  • Oversee the hiring, evaluation and when necessary, termination of all staff.

  • Administer employee benefits programs.

  • Provide direction for the maintenance of an attractive, safe, comfortable, and convenient building to serve the public.

  • Provide leadership and direction for major development projects including upcoming construction and renovation of facilities.

  • Participate in state and regional library organizations, as appropriate, to advocate for relevant library issues.

 

Requirements

Candidates must have an MLS degree from an accredited school, in addition to five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in library administration and staff supervision, including three (3) years in the supervision of a public library major department or as a director of a public library. A combination of education and experience which demonstrates the ability to successfully meet the requirements of the position may be considered.

 

Candidates must possess vision, creativity, motivational and technological skills. Must express a willingness to become involved in the community and understand its needs as well as recognize future library trends and move the E.C. Scranton Memorial Library in those directions. Candidates must have the energy and commitment to meet the challenge of The Board's effort to renovate and transform the library.

 

The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to prepare and publicly present reports in a clear and concise manner. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to think critically; to draw conclusions or approaches to problems and implement solutions. Must have the ability to foster relationships and deal effectively with officials, business owners, outside agencies, employees, and the general public.

 

Town of Madison

Madison, located on the Connecticut shoreline, is a residential community with Connecticut's longest sandy beaches. With an unspoiled natural environment and well-run, efficient town government, Madison boasts one of Connecticut's best performing public school system. Madison is located in southern New England on the I-95 corridor halfway between New York City and Boston. The town's 18,000 residents enjoy the downtown business district of charming locally run retail establishments. Recreational activities are abundant with the town's beaches, parks, a town farm and miles of town owned hiking trails. Learn more about Madison at www.madisonedc.com and www.madisonct.com.

 

Application

Please submit cover letter, salary requirements, past three years salary and resume to scrantonlibraryhr@scrantonlibrary.org or Director Application, E.C. Scranton Memorial Library, 801 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT 06443.

 

No telephone inquiries.

Applications submitted by October 18, 2018 will be considered.

E.C. Scranton Memorial Library is an EOE Employer.

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Librarian, Bunker Hill Community College, Chelsea, MA

Position Title: Part-Time Librarian for Bunker Hill Community College's Chelsea Campus

Summary of Job Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of the Library and Learning Commons, this position will work specifically on the college's Chelsea Campus on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:15AM to 3PM.

This position is temporary.

Primary Job Duties

  • Interacts and provides assistance to patrons (students, faculty, staff and guests) in identifying, locating and accessing information online.
  • Provide instructional services and research assistance in individual and group settings using print and electronic sources on the Chelsea campus.
  • Provide technology assistance and troubleshooting of issues with computers, printers and other equipment.
  • Assist in the development of guides (online/electronic and in print) to improve access and use of information including, but not limited to the navigation of databases, style and format guides, subject-specific guides, copyright, and plagiarism.

Required Qualifications

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

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency using Evergreen ILS
  • One to two years of post-Master's degree experience involving library operations, Information Literacy, library information systems, and reference experience in an academic library, preferably in a community college library.

 

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Vivica Pierre, Library Director, at vdpierre@bhcc.mass.edu.

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Senior Lecturer, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL

Senior Lecturer
https://jobs.illinois.edu/academic-job-board/job-details?jobID=103397&job=school-of-information-sciences-senior-lecturer-103397 

The School of Information Sciences seeks a Senior Lecturer to contribute to the development and teaching of library and information science courses for the Master of Science in Library and Information Science program (MS/LIS).

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

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Develop and teach library and information science courses for the Master of Science in Library and Information Science (MS/LIS), specifically in the areas of public services, collection development, cataloging, and/or reference services
  • Advise MS/LIS students on special projects, including independent studies and practicums
  • Contribute other service to the iSchool related to area of expertise
  • Mentor adjunct instructors
  • Other related duties and service as assigned to further the mission of the unit


A Master's degree in a Library and Information Science or related field; minimum of five years of teaching in both traditional and non-traditional environments (e.g., online and hybrid); experience utilizing a variety of teaching tools and technologies; and, significant professional experience in a library or related organization are required. 

The position is specifically seeking a professional with experience in one or more of the following areas: adult and public services, libraries in society, information organization and access, collection development, cataloging and metadata, administration and management of libraries and information centers, and/or reference and information services. Experience in indexing and abstracting, electronic publishing, and/or bibliography is also desirable.

Information about the School of Information Sciences and its programs can be found at http://ischool.illinois.edu/. This specialized faculty position is a full-time, 100% (12-month basis) appointment with regular University benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience. The starting date is August 2019.

To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu/ and upload your letter of application (which should indicate the courses applicants are able to teach), resume, and a list of three professional references, including contact information by November 2, 2018.

All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered.  Interviews may be conducted before the closing date, although no hiring decisions will be made until after the search has closed. For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Candy Edwards at cledward@illinois.edu.

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

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Call for Articles: Digital Library Perspectives

Open Education Resources (OERs) are growing both in the number available and in their application for different educational contexts. While OER research is quite active, there remain important opportunities for research to extend beyond its current focus to also examine information-centric problems. For example, the majority of research on OERs focuses on either educational impact or cost savings for students or schools. Often missing in OER research is the examination of how users (e.g., instructors, teachers, students) find, access, assess, and revise the many number of OER resources already available. OER research allows for new and original information-centric findings, which would be expected to receive attention from scholars and practice-oriented researchers throughout library and information science and different education areas. Because OERs are both content and online tools developed for applied purposes and tasks, a range of information-centric topics such as information evaluation, design, information interaction, information seeking, and information retrieval would be relevant to the special issue.

We invite authors to submit their research on Open Education Resources with information centered themes such as (but not limited to):

  • information seeking
  • information retrieval
  • information search
  • information design
  • information interaction
  • information practices
  • information ethics
  • information assessment and evaluation


The special issue will bridge education research with information science research. A natural link exists between these bodies of research, including a special connection between information science and the learning sciences, a relatively new education research field that combines scientific research with design to both study and create learning opportunities. Consequently, articles may also be able to demonstrate opportunities for interdisciplinary research centered around the topic of OERs.

Submissions should comply with the journal author guidelines and should be made through ScholarOne Manuscripts, the online submission and peer review system. 
See: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=dlp

Important Dates:
Initial submissions due date:  December 1st, 2018 
Preliminary Feedback notification:  January 15th, 2019 
Revised submissions due:  March 1st, 2019 
Peer review / editorial decisions due:  April 15th, 2019 
Final submissions due:  June 1st, 2019 
Expected publication: Summer 2019

Questions can be directed to Dan Albertson at dalbert@buffalo.edu 

Information on Digital Library Perspectives can be found at: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=dlp 

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Archnet Content Assistant, Aga Khan Documentation Center, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The Aga Khan Documentation Center, MIT Libraries (AKDC@MIT), is seeking an employee to assist the AKDC@MIT Professional Staff with Archnet Workflow Processing.  

 

The work will consist of various projects under the supervision of AKDC Interim Program Head, Michael Toler, including the following:

 

The temporary employee will work with AKDC Program Head, Michael Toler and Visual Resources Librarian, Matt Saba, to prepare bulk uploads for our online resource, Archnet. This would include data transfer from the form in which it is submitted to our data upload spreadsheets, and the processing of digital files to Archnet specifications.

 

The employee will assist in discrete tasks related to the preparation and cleanup of Archnet data. These tasks include but are not limited to corrections of spelling and punctuation, removal of HTML code markings inadvertently pasted into records, and reformatting the display data in fields that are inconsistent with our style guides.

 

The employee will also assist in the sorting and transfer of digital files held either in remote storage or on local drives. 

 

Located on the first floor of Rotch Library, AKDC@MIT is a research center supporting documentation, scholarship, and teaching on the history and theory of architecture, urbanism, environmental and landscape design, visual culture, and conservation, as well as the practice of architecture, in Muslim societies, with particular focus on the research and teaching activities of the faculty, students, and post-doctoral fellows of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT and Harvard. 

 

Archnet.org is an open access, intellectual resource focused on architecture, urbanism, environmental and landscape design, visual culture, and conservation issues related to the Muslim world. Its mission is to provide ready access to unique visual and textual material to facilitate teaching, scholarship, and professional work of high quality.

 

Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with MS office applications, particularly Excel.
  • Familiarity with HTML and XML coding would be helpful, but is not required.
  • Diligence and attention to detail
  • Flexibility with Windows and MacOS operating systems

Hours: 10 hours a week to start, but ultimately increasing to as many as 30.  

 

Wage: $13-15/Hour to start

 

To apply, please send a statement of interest and brief resume or cv to AKDC@mit.edu

Be sure to include the phrase "Application for Archnet Content Assistant" in the Subject Line.

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Library Outreach Coordinator, ML Learning Initiative, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Media Lab Learning Initiative seeks an outreach coordinator for our work with public libraries, helping develop the public library innovation exchange (PLIX) program that brings together librarians and Media Lab researchers to co-design new education programming that can be offered in public libraries and other informal educational settings.

PLIX has three components: (1) residency exchanges, where we match a public library with a Media Lab researcher to visit each other and develop a new education program together; (2) online webinars and a community for librarians and Media Lab collaborators; and (3) a public website, where we host resources to help libraries adapt and deploy PLIX programs. 

The successful candidate will coordinate all aspects of this project. In addition, the candidate would develop and drive new ways to better support the growth and development of our community.

Responsibilities

  • Support the development of new education programing for public libraries - Identify Media Lab researchers whose work is relevant to public libraries; identify and develop connections with public libraries that are interested in collaborating with the Media Lab; set up and support exchanges between the researchers and librarians and help them jointly develop and document new education programs and assist in project documentation and resource & kit development.
  • Grow the community of participating public libraries - Host and organize webinars for public librarians who cannot participate in the exchanges; design an onboarding pipeline for other public libraries; plan a face-to-face PLIX workshop that hosts dozens of librarians at the Media Lab for community building and professional development; foster a friendly and supportive online community of public libraries sharing resources and support with each other, and actively participate in the online community.
  • Manage the project operations - Serve as the main point of contact for project related inquiries and manage all aspects of the project.
  • Outreach and communication - Write and talk about the project; organize and host monthly community calls; publish a community newsletter; maintain and expand our public facing project website and blog; coordinate conference and event participation; share project updates at library events and convenings.
  • Strategy - Work closely with senior members of the learning initiative to review and refine overall strategy for the PLIX project and other Learning Initiative outreach programs.

Qualifications

  • Track record of successful projects in education and/or public libraries.
  • Exceptionally organized with 1-2 years of experience in a project management or project coordinator role.
  • Preference for candidates with an MLS degree or comparable work experience with public libraries.
  • Strong communication skills; experience with online community building is a plus.

To apply, go to careers.mit.edu and search for job ID#16536.

How to Apply

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Access Services Assistant, Harvard Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Access Services Assistant (Temporary), Harvard University / Harvard Library

Please note, this is a 90 day temporary opportunity.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Access Services Assistant: Temporary assistant needed for Fine Arts Library. Responsible for opening/closing the library, supervising student workers, general circulation, monitoring space usage, special projects.

Monday and Wednesday (9am - 5pm), Tuesday and Thursday (2pm - 10pm) and Friday (10-6pm).

$18 an hour

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to: anna_vansomeren@harvard.edu

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Copyright Librarian, Circulation, U.S. Naval War College Library, Newport, RI

The U.S. Naval War College (NWC) Library, Newport, Rhode Island is hiring! The NWC Library invites applications for a newly created position as Copyright Librarian in the Circulation Department. Named in honor of Rear Admiral Henry Effingham Eccles, the Library recently adopted a Learning Commons model with the completion of a new, state-of-the-art, 86,000 square foot facility that brings together under one roof the Library, Writing Center, Information Resources Department (IT), Dean of Students, Café, and Bookstore. The Copyright Librarian serves as a knowledgeable and service-oriented licensing and copyright professional who leads the copyright program for the NWC. This includes performing a variety of functions and processes that relate to the implementation of copyright policy, formulation of procedures, licensing negotiation, workflows, and obtaining copyright permissions for all forms of published and unpublished materials requested by all NWC faculty and staff.

 

This federal (GS) position is open to all qualified U.S. citizens. 

See USAJOBS announcement for requirements. 

The application process will be open from September 24-28Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience; position includes a full federal benefits package.

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Director, Library Services, Castleton University, VT

Castleton University has opened a search for a new Directory of Library Services. More info below and here:

https://castleton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=102486

Castleton University seeks an exceptional candidate for the tenure-track faculty position, Director of Library Services.

The Library Director is a twelve-month, tenure-track faculty, and includes service on the Library Council for the Vermont State Colleges system. The Director provides leadership for all Castleton library operations including staffing, resource allocation, instruction, and evaluation and development of library staff, resources and services.

Castleton is seeking a creative, energetic, and skilled leader with a capacity to appreciate the special nature of our relationship-based institution in the heart of Vermont and its role in the community, as well as an ability to guide the library in expanding its service to a growing comprehensive-master's university.

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Archival Assistant, Aga Khan Documentation Center, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

Job: Archival Assistant (Temporary)

Aga Khan Documentation Center, MIT Libraries (AKDC@MIT)

 

The Aga Khan Documentation Center, MIT Libraries (AKDC@MIT), is seeking an employee to assist the AKDC@MIT Collections Archivist with ingest, digitization, and preparation for off-site storage of material. The temporary employee will work with AKDC@MIT Collections Archivist Betsy Baldwin to process, prepare, and document materials to be sent off-site. Tasks will include boxing and bar coding of materials, and completing necessary lists and documentation, etc. 

 

The employee will assist the archivist in inventorying recently arrived material, rehousing it in appropriate storage containers, and moving it to appropriate locations either within the center or preparing it for off-site storage.

 

The temporary employee will assist in the preparation of material for digitization, and in post digitization processes. 

 

Located on the first floor of Rotch Library, AKDC@MIT is a research center supporting documentation, scholarship, and teaching on the history and theory of architecture, urbanism, environmental and landscape design, visual culture, and conservation, as well as the practice of architecture, in Muslim societies, with particular focus on the research and teaching activities of the faculty, students, and post-doctoral fellows of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT and Harvard. 

 

Qualifications:

  • Attention to detail, conscientious
  • Familiarity with MS Office, especially EXCEL
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs and carry across the room
  • Familiarity with archival management software is desired, but not required

 

Hours: Variable. 10-30 hours a week through December 2018.   

 

Wage: $13-15/hour 

 

To apply, please send a statement of interest and brief resume or cv to AKDC@mit.edu. Be sure to include the phrase "Application for Archival Assistant" in the Subject Line.

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Research Librarian, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

The position of Research Librarian provides essential support to teaching and learning activities in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) Libraries. The Research Librarian conducts instruction, one-on-one and small-group consultations and workshops, and develops relevant online materials. The Research Librarian connects directly with faculty and students in specific departments through a formal liaison program, and functions as part of a team of staff supporting research and instruction as well as virtual reference support.

 

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

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Bibliographic Researcher, Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA

Bibliographic Researcher (3 months)

 

Harvard Law School Library is looking for a Bibliographic Researcher to help the Faculty Research and Information Delivery Assistance (FRIDA) team. This position is a three-month term position for up to 35 hours per week. Duties include processing materials, books, and articles for faculty members; walking to libraries across campus to get books; delivering books to faculty offices; picking up books from faculty offices; scanning articles and chapters; processing routing materials; searching materials in Harvard's online catalog, and other duties.  

 

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

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Student Production & Closed-Captioning Specialist, Simmons University (Online), Boston, MA

TITLE: ​Student Production & Closed-Captioning Specialist

SUPERVISOR: ​J. Clark Gardner

DEPARTMENT: ​Simmons Online

EXT: ​x2603

NOTE: ​This position is for current Simmons College students only - preferred graduation date of Spring 2019 or later

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

  1. Manage closed captioning requests on behalf of Simmons faculty
  2. Caption video content
  3. Assist with some course design activities including Moodle and video production

JOB TASKS:

  • Manage closed captioning requests on behalf of Simmons faculty:
  • Process closed-captioning requests from Simmons Faculty, staff, and partners
  • Maintain closed-captioning queue spreadsheet
  • Prioritize closed-captioning requests based on timeline and video content
  • Communicate closed-captioning progress with Simmons Online staff

Closed-caption video content:

  • Use web-based tools to type closed-captioning for video content including lecture videos, interviews, and other instructional materials

Simmons Moodle and Video Production:

  • Camtasia editing as needed (no prior experience necessary)
  • Moodle course production
  • Other production duties on a case by case basis (e.g., creation of tutorials, etc.)
  • Testing (click-thru) of all online courses
  • Research and data gathering on an as needed basis
  • Assist with setup and breakdown of video equipment

QUALIFICATIONS: The qualified candidate will possess overall advanced computer skills, troubleshooting skills, exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills, and a general understanding of the technology environment at Simmons (especially Google Drive). Must be able to type around 55 words per minute. The right person will be detail-oriented and have the ability to work with minimal supervision in collaborative environment.

HOURS: 10-15 hours/week

  • Hours are flexible but must fall within regular work days (9am-5pm)

PAY RATE: $20 per hour

CONTACT:​ A​pply through Workday or send resume and cover letter to gardnej@simmons.edu

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Events and Communications Assistant, College of Social Sciences, Policy, and Practice, Simmons University, Boston, MA

We are seeking one Graduate Assistant to start immediately.

The Graduate Assistant for CSSPP Events and Communications will provide up to 20 hours per week of administrative support across the college for CSSPP. The ideal candidate is engaged and pro-active and will assist with all events and communications. This position will be tasked with developing college-wide standards for events and communications.

This appointment is for the fall 2018 semester only.

Responsibilities can include but not limited to:

  • event planning;
  • developing newsletters and email campaigns;
  • monitoring registration for events;
  • content updates to the website;
  • marketing and liaising with other offices to promote events;
  • helping with logistics and publicity for department events;
  • coordinating production of office publications: course offering brochures, events flyers, and student guides;
  • updating department social media or websites;
  • assisting with other special projects and duties as requested and according to talents.

Qualifications and considerations include:

  • must be enrolled in a graduate program (at least two courses) at Simmons;
  • must be organized, responsible, independent and friendly;
  • proficient with Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office, Google Apps;
  • ideal candidate will also be familiar with other Adobe Creative Cloud apps (InDesign, Photoshop) and possess interest/ability to learn new programs as needed;
  • ideal candidate will have flexibility in their schedule and potential to support the late afternoon/evening event.

This position will work up to 20 hours per week.

Please apply via Workday, being sure to attach your résumé, statement of interest, and your work availability/class schedule details. Email Patrick Cunniffe with any questions: patrick.cunniffe@simmons.edu.

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Help & Information Coordinator, IDEAS, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Title: IDEAS - Help & Information Coordinator

Job Type: Full Time

Job post: https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/57111

 

 

Job Description:

The Information Delivery & Access Services Department supports Northeastern University by cultivating a welcoming environment that supports teaching, learning, and research. IDEAS Associates provide high-quality customer service focused on helping library users navigate and access Northeastern's physical and digital library resources and services.

 

Under the supervision of the Access Services Librarian, the Help & Information Desk Coordinator provides direct service at the Help & Information Desk and hires, schedules, and supervises student employees working at the Help and Information Desk. The Help & Information Desk Coordinator develops and maintains documentation for training and workflows, and contributes to the circulation, access and privileges, reserves, resource sharing, and collections maintenance operations of the department. The Help & Information Desk Coordinator is responsible for opening the library on weekdays and on occasional holidays. This is a full-time 35 hours per week position.

 

Associate's Degree and at least 2 years of library or relevant customer service experience is required. Previous supervisory experience strongly preferred. Creative, service-oriented problem solver. Excellent interpersonal communication skills. Must be able to work collaboratively with a large and diverse population of Northeastern faculty, staff, and students. Must demonstrate the ability to make decisions using sound judgment. Must foster and maintain a very high standard of excellent customer service.

 

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate knowledge of the library's extensive collection of electronic and physical resources, its spaces, and services, in order to assist users in getting started with their research. IDEAS Staff must be aware of all library policies and procedures in order to answer users' questions, resolve any problems, or make referrals to library subject experts as appropriate. IDEAS Staff must be culturally competent and skilled at interacting with a large international student population and be comfortable providing accommodations for library users who may have a disability.

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Legal Research Information and Knowledge Specialist/Manager, Supreme Staffing Solutions, Inc., Boston, MA

Legal Research Information and Knowledge Specialist/ Manager

An exceptional opportunity to work in a major Boston Law firm as their Research and Knowledge Coordinator. We are seeking a candidate with at least 8 years of research experience (Law firm preferred) and experience in computer based technology such as Lexis Nexis, WestLaw, Deal Point Data, Capital IQ, Bloomberg Law, CCH Intelliconnect/Cheetah. Practical Law, HeinonLine etc... , thorough knowledge of online and print legal and corporate information sources etc... Pays to 150K +++ with an exceptional Benefit Package such as 29 days of PTO etc...

Contact:

Laura Gilbert
617-457-7812 x101 lg@supremestaffingsolutions.com

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Assistant Professor, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX

Department: School of Library and Information Studies
Title: Assistant Professor
Job Code: IRC 24077

Date Closed: Review of applications will begin in October 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

TO APPLY:
Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, and names with email address and phone numbers of three references via email to Facultyjobs@twu.edu (e-mail Header or Subject line must include job title and job code number IRC 24077.

Questions about the position may be directed to: Dr. Ling Hwey Jeng, SLIS Director, at LJeng@twu.edu or 940-898-2607.

POSITION:
The School of Library and Information Studies invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The faculty vacancy is a 9-month position with optional summer employment. The school seeks outstanding applicants to teach in library and information science, with expertise in the areas of information and communication technology and innovative applications of technology. The school supports curricula for students in the College of Professional Education, College of Health Sciences and the College of Nursing, including a dual master's degree in Library Science and Health Studies and a minor in Library Science for doctoral students in other disciplines.

The School of Library and Information Studies, one of four departments in the College of Professional Education, is committed to excellence in graduate education. Currently, there are 13 FTE faculty lines. The School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman's University offers the oldest continuously-accredited Master's degree program in the Southwest. In addition, the School offers preparation for certification in School Librarianship. The Master's degree programs are available entirely online.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
(a) Serve as a team member in curricular development in the areas of information and communication technology, innovative applications of technology, and other areas of Library and Information Studies, (b) teach courses in the areas of Library Science at the master's level; (c) advise students; (d) maintain an active research agenda and sustained scholarly productivity; (e) actively serve on department, campus and professional committees; (f) work collaboratively with colleagues on campus and in the community; and (g) maintain weekly office hours at work on Denton Campus.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
(a) Earned doctorate in Library and Information Studies, or a related discipline (ABD considered); (b) potential for excellence in graduate instruction; (c) strong potential for teaching on-line courses and the use of technology; (d) strong potential for research and scholarship; and (e) willingness to participate in service activities of the program, department, college, university, and community.

UNIVERSITY INFORMATION:
Texas Woman's University occupies a notable position in higher education as the nation's largest university primarily (although no longer exclusively) for women. Established in 1901, TWU is a doctoral/research-intensive public university which emphasizes the liberal arts and sciences as well as specialized and professional studies in business, nursing, health sciences, and education. TWU operates three campuses: Houston, Dallas, and the main campus in Denton (population 115,000), located 40 miles north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. This metroplex, the nation's fourth largest urban center, has world-class museums, orchestras, opera, ballet, theatre companies, as well as an array of professional and collegiate sports venues. Additional information about the University is available at http://www.twu.edu.

Texas Woman's University, an AA/EEO/VEVRAA employer, supports diversity. Men and women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply. All offers of employment will be contingent on the candidate's ability to provide documents which establish proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States. All positions at Texas Woman's University are deemed security sensitive requiring background checks.

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Borrower Services Staff, Framingham Public Library, Framingham, MA

POSITION: Borrower Services Staff, L-4

DEPARTMENT: Library 

SALARY: $17.21/hour - $23.50/hour 

HOURS: 20 hrs/week, 1 night per week, alternating Fridays and Saturdays

Organizational Scope:

  • May perform duties at the Main Library or Branch Library as necessary.
  • Nights and weekend hours may be required at the discretion of the Director.
  • Works under the direction of the Supervisor of Borrower Services, the Branch Librarian, and the Assistant Director and Director.
  • Greets patrons warmly and maintains a positive, flexible attitude and enthusiasm for service in all aspects of work.

 

Major Responsibilities:

Provides positive public service. Resolves patron circulation problems; refers complex problems to supervisor. Performs a variety of circulation duties, including patron registration, checking in and checking out library materials, collecting overdue fines, and placing reserves. Maintains confidentiality of patron records per Mass. General Laws. Does reader's advisory, performs secondary reference at the Information Desk and Periodicals Department, and answers location questions. Updates, retrieves and interprets data in the library's automated systems. Generates custom reports to facilitate management of library collections or the patron database. Facilitates interchange of materials between the Main Library and branch. Participates in planning, setting up, and maintaining display of library materials. Performs various functions associated with maintenance of and access to the library collections. May process foreign language deposit collections for circulation. Participates in meetings, making recommendations for improvements in service. Reads and straightens shelves. May prepare and lead book discussions. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred.
  • 2 years' public service experience and one year library experience, or 4 years public service experience.
  • Ability to deal well with people, exercise good judgment, work well under pressure
  • Tact, diplomacy, flexibility
  • Organizational skills
  • Experience and comfort with computers
  • Familiarity with Spanish or Portuguese desirable

 

Knowledge, Ability & Physical Requirements:

Must be capable of operating miscellaneous tools and office equipment relative to this position which shall include, but may not be limited to: computers, copiers, fax machines and calculators. Ability to move around the facility, walking, sitting, bending, climbing, kneeling, carrying and stooping; Ability to use hand and finger motion with enough manual dexterity to use computers and handle library items; Lift up to 40 pounds, or greater with assistance; and perform other efforts as identified with normal library work. Communicate effectively with others, orally and in writing.

 

Work Environment:

Work is performed primarily in an office environment with normal office noise and traffic. 

Interested persons should apply to: Human Resources Department

                                                          150 Concord Street, Room B-7

                                                          Framingham, MA  01702

                                                          via fax:   (508) 532-5497

                                (or) e-mail:   human.resources@framinghamma.gov

 

Open till filled

Please visit our website: www.framinghamma.gov and click on Job Opportunities. 

The Town of Framingham is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Multiple Positions, University of Houston, Houston, TX

Position Announcement
Research Data Management Librarian University of Houston Libraries

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

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

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

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

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

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


Position Announcement
Instruction Librarian University of Houston Libraries

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Learning Commons Support Coordinator, Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA

When Bay Path opened its doors to students in downtown Springfield, MA in 1897, it had a very clear goal: to provide a practical, affordable, and career-oriented education to meet the needs of companies, organizations, and communities. From the beginning, Bay Path prided itself on being entrepreneurial, constantly pushing the boundaries of the academic experience to fit the student. To start them on the road of success. We still do.

Today, that spirit and philosophy is more important than ever in higher education. At Bay Path, it's not just the number and breadth of undergraduate and graduate programs that defines us-and we have many-but it is our ability to connect the classroom to learning to leadership to experience to career that is at the core of what we do best. We know the work that needs to be done.

Bay Path University, an independent and not-for-profit institution, was named Among Fastest Growing Baccalaureate Colleges by the Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, and is a member of the Women's College Coalition. With a main campus in Longmeadow, MA and four satellite locations, (East Longmeadow, Sturbridge, Concord, Springfield), Bay Path offers undergraduate, graduate (for women and men) degrees, and professional certificates.

We're committed to preparing our students to navigate a constantly changing world. Whether it is one of our innovative academic programs, groundbreaking online learning platform, or through our Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders initiative, we educate our students in ways that will help them to grow, learn to adapt, and always to flourish. Be part of the change.

We invite you to visit our website at www.baypath.edu where you can learn more about Bay Path University.


Job Description:

  • Position Code: LCSC
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Hours/Schedule: Monday- Thursday 12:30pm - 9:00pm; and Friday 9:30am - 6:00pm.
  • Position Location:  Longmeadow, MA

The Learning Commons Support Coordinator serves as a primary point of contact for students and faculty engaged in online, hybrid and web-enhanced learning at   Bay Path University as well as support for students and faculty utilizing the services of Hatch Learning Commons. The individual serving in this position will work as a member of a team and is primarily responsible for online learning front-line support functions of the Learning Commons including facilitating the Introduction to Online Learning course (EXT 099), and providing extensive support for students throughout their online course and degree programs. In addition to supporting student success within the learning management system and related tools, the coordinator will also assist faculty members in working with students who are not succeeding in their online courses, at times connecting students with appropriate University resources. The coordinator also assists other Learning Commons functions such as instructional design and library services.  This is a full-time, twelve-month staff position with a non-traditional schedule designed to support our diverse student populations (Monday through Thursday 12:30p - 9:00p & Friday 9:30a - 6:00p).

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Serve as a primary point of contact for all online students, assisting them with connecting to the appropriate department/staff member to obtain additional information as needed.
  • Provide front-line support for all online learning operations of the Hatch Learning Commons.
  • Design and deliver training materials on the LMS, online learning and select library services to all student populations.
  • Facilitate the Introduction to Online Learning student online orientation course (EXT 099).
  • Promptly communicate all concerns regarding the orientation to students to ensure they meet required deadlines and complete all course requirements.
  • Report orientation completion to the Registrar's office to ensure proper tracking of orientation completion data for students taking future online courses.
  • Assist in determining and evaluating areas in need of further development in the orientation to ensure student success.
  • Assist instructional designers with ensuring online, hybrid and web-enhanced courses are accessible to students of all abilities.
  • Assist library services with circulation and lending, co-development of tutorials, learning objects and other web based resources, virtual workshops and incoming support requests.
  • Provide assistance and training to students using the course management system, online conferencing systems, select library systems and others.
  • Work closely with other Hatch Learning Commons staff to achieve departmental goals.
  • Work with other Hatch Learning Commons staff members to track frequently asked questions from students and assist in developing a series of responses for such inquiries and in updating information provided to students, as appropriate.
  • Assist in the development and delivery of programs in response to identified student support needs as they arise.
  • Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work-study students (as assigned)


Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree required. Master's in student personnel, higher education administration, library science, instructional design, educational technology or related field desirable.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills; be comfortable making numerous phone and email contacts with students. Must be able to interface well with faculty and the academic administration.
  • Extensive computer skills including Microsoft Office and Google Apps as well as experience with video creation and editing software.
  • Experience with online education and course management systems.
  • Strong ability to troubleshoot technology issues.
  • Experience with providing reference and technical support via synchronous and asynchronous tools.
  • Willingness to work flexible and extended schedule including weekends and evenings when necessary.
  • Ability to adhere to University policies and procedures.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and within FERPA and HIPPA guidelines.
  • Should be committed to a culture of diversity, respect and inclusion; demonstrated ability to build working relationships with people having a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences different from ones' own.
  • General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose and goals and the role this position plays in achieving those goals.


Additional Information:

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Bay Path University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community.

Bay Path University is a smoke- and tobacco-free community. 

All offers of employment are contingent on satisfactory background checking.


Application Instructions:

Applicants for this position should attach a cover letter resume / curriculum vitae, the contact information for four (4) professional, work related references and any other relevant information pertaining to this position and your candidacy. Please apply online.  Faxes and emails will not be accepted. 

Bay Path University is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and learning in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women and all underrepresented backgrounds.  An Equal Opportunity Employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff. 

For more information, see the full description at: "Learning Commons Support Coordinator"

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Archivist, The Winthrop Group, Inc., New York, NY

ARCHIVIST - New York, NY
The Winthrop Group's Information & Archival Services Division is seeking a qualified candidate for an Archivist position in New York City. The position offers an opportunity to participate in the ongoing development of a corporate archive.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Under the general supervision of a Winthrop Lead Archivist, the professional in this position will:

  • PROCESS and CATALOG selected analog and born-digital records to make them available for client's internal use
  • ADVANCE development and implementation of electronic records management (ERM) policies and procedures
  • ADD to an existing taxonomy utilizing defined vocabularies associated with the archival assets of a major consulting services company
  • CONDUCT RESEARCH and develop content for specified topics
  • IDENTIFY materials that may be particularly appropriate for digitization
  • APPLY professional methods and insights to ensure quality results that will support the retrieval needs of our client's diverse information and knowledge users
  • PARTICIPATE as an active member of a team.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Requirements:

  • MLIS or MA in history with a certificate in archival management
  • 2-3 years experience of electronic records management (ERM) or similar background
  • Experience processing and cataloging archival records (paper and digital)
  • Experience and/or interest in working with business archive
  • Experience undertaking content development with a variety of documentation
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Excel and content management systems
  • Familiarity with Alfresco desirable
  • Knowledge of basic preservation techniques
  • Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 35-40 lbs. 

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The Archivist will work in an office environment in Manhattan's Garment District. The individual must be comfortable working alone when necessary. No travel anticipated.

 

DURATION & STATUS

This is a contract position that will extend through December 31, 2018 with the strong possibility of an extension into 2019.  

 

APPLY

Email brief cover letter, resume, brief writing sample, and the names, titles, and contact information for three references to:

Eunice Liu

Lead Archivist

eliu@winthropgroup.com

The Winthrop Group, Inc.

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User Experience Librarian, Nevada State College, Henderson, NV

The Marydean Martin Library at Nevada State College (NSC) invites applications for the position of User Experience Librarian. Reporting to the Library Director, the successful candidate will join a dynamic team with an established culture of assessment and continuous improvement. The User Experience Librarian will coordinate usability and assessment studies of library services including spaces, discovery services, and learning objects. They will use information gathered from quantitative and qualitative assessment projects to demonstrably improve the learning experience for the College's student population.

 

The User Experience Librarian will have primary responsibility for the design and usability of the library website (WordPress), the library presence in the learning management system (Canvas by Instructure), and the library discovery system (Ex Libris Primo). They will also provide information literacy instruction and research services to students in designated subject areas. Potential projects in this position may include, but are not limited to:

  • Evaluating and updating the library's web presence
  • Redesigning the process for reserving a library study room
  • Creating a seamless and intuitive workflow for faculty to request library services
  • Collaborating with the library faculty and staff to implement a new library portal tool

 

While some basic experience with web development will be useful in this position, only a small percentage of time will be spent in web development activities. Instead, we are seeking candidates who can make improvements by optimizing third-party, hosted solutions that are sustainable for a small college library.

 

About Nevada State College

Founded in 2002, Nevada State College (NSC) is a four-year public college located on a developing 500-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada (adjacent to Las Vegas). Our faculty members enjoy the rare opportunity to mold the college as it continues to grow into a cornerstone of higher education in Southern Nevada.

 

NSC serves approximately 4,200 students who are highly diverse and largely underserved; a majority of our students are first generation, racial/ethnic minorities, parents, and/or returning students. As a teaching-oriented institution, our faculty focus on high-quality instruction, engaging learning experiences, and innovative techniques to improve student learning.

 

At Nevada State College, we celebrate the storied backgrounds of our campus community. We operate with a shared commitment to represent and serve the diverse population of Nevada and to encourage the exchange of ideas that respects and honors the lived experiences of our students, staff, and faculty. We foster a culture of inclusive excellence so our members can live authentically, fully engage, and flourish. To strengthen the College and progress its mission, the College dedicates itself to intentional and ongoing reflection to meet the evolving needs of NSC, the surrounding communities, and the State of Nevada.

 

About the Marydean Martin Library 

As the first "bookless" academic library in the state of Nevada, the Marydean Martin Library focuses its effort on improving outcomes for the College's student population. Our team works in a highly collaborative project-based work environment that rewards demonstrable improvement. This position is an ideal fit for candidates that are excited by: 

  • A culture of assessment that encourages experimentation and drives improvement
  • An energetic project-based work environment that is both reflective and results-oriented
  • Meaningful collaboration with colleagues within and outside the Library
  • A supportive work environment with the leading academic unit scores in a recent climate survey

 

The Library regularly partners with instructors on course design; enhances the affordability of course content with open educational resources; and collaborates with instructors to integrate new technology such as 3D printing services into the curriculum. The Library also has a deep collaboration with the Office of Institutional Research that has led to research findings indicating that students who use the Library's digital collections and services have improved research assignment grades, semester GPA, academic standing, and one-term retention.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership for the Library's user experience and assessment activities (20%)
  • Designs and implements qualitative and quantitative assessments of library resources and services (20%)
  • Identifies and implements changes that demonstrably improve the learning experience for students, faculty, and staff (20%)
  • Identifies, evaluates, and recommends third-party, hosted solutions to improve the library user experience (10%)
  • Provides information literacy instruction and research services for students in designated subject areas (10%)
  • Creates scholarly products; actively participates in professional engagement or service at the library, college, and national level; and meets other NSC requirements for promotion and tenure (20%)

 

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited master's degree or equivalent by the start date
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using best practices to conduct usability tests and utilize the results to improve user interfaces
  • Experience customizing third-party, hosted library products such as Springshare's LibCal and LibGuides, Ex Libris Primo, or similar technologies
  • Familiarity with a variety of quantitative and qualitative assessment methods
  • Knowledge of best practices for the collection, storage, and analysis of assessment data
  • Experience providing information literacy instruction and research services in an academic library
  • Knowledge of common web development languages

 

Rank, Salary & Benefits 

Tenure-track, Assistant Professor level. Budgeted salary for this position is $55,000, plus excellent benefits, including 14.5% retirement match, 24 annual leave days, beginning balance of 30 sick leave days, 11 paid holidays, educational benefits, and the choice of three health insurance plans that can be supplemented with flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts.

 

Early career librarians are encouraged to apply. NSC is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and racial minorities.

 

To apply: http://bit.ly/2NcCnWD

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Advisory Coordinator, North Kingstown Free Library, North Kingstown, RI

NORTH KINGSTOWN FREE LIBRARY

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY 

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

 

FICTION & READERS' ADVISORY COORDINATOR

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

 

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

 

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

 

Hours:             Full-time, 35 hours per week

                        Includes evenings and weekend hours

 

Salary:             Starting at $45,339, plus benefits

 

APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSES MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2018

 

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

Cyndi Desrochers

Library Director

North Kingstown Free Library

100 Boone St.

North Kingstown, RI 02852

cdesrochers@nklibrary.org

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Head of Research Services & User Experience, Assumption College, Worcester, MA

Head of Research Services and User Experience

Assumption College seeks a dynamic and innovative librarian to provide leadership for its Research Services Department. The incumbent will manage and mentor a staff of 2 half-time librarians in providing research support services for undergraduate and graduate students, both on-campus and distance learners. S/he will also provide leadership and vision to guide the expansion of the information literacy program and strive to create an innovative environment where user experience is a priority. The successful candidate will work together with library staff in providing support for current and emerging curriculum. Additional responsibilities include reference collection development, liaison work with one or more academic departments, and serving as a member of the Library Director's Administrative Team.

 

Candidates must hold an MLS from an ALA-accredited library school and have at least 3-5 years of professional academic library experience, including reference service, teaching, and supervision. Candidates must exhibit a strong commitment to customer service. This librarian will possess a demonstrated ability to collaborate with faculty, administrators, and library staff, and to evaluate and implement new technologies. Some evening and occasional Sunday hours will be required. 

 

Apply online at: www.assumption.edu/hr. Preference will be given to applications received before Oct 9. The salary range for this position is $46,950 to $68,085. Applicants must be willing to contribute actively to the mission of the College as well as show respect for the Catholic and Assumptionist identity of Assumption College.

 

Assumption College, a Catholic liberal arts and professional studies college, was founded in 1904 by its sponsoring religious community, the Augustinians of the Assumption. The Library is a member of the Academic and Research Collaborative, consisting of 22 Central Massachusetts research and academic libraries. Assumption College is part of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts and an Affirmative Action employer encouraging candidates who would enrich the College's diversity.

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Library Assistant II, Pasco County, Dade City, FL

Salary Disclosure/General Description

Salary: $13.40 - $21.87 Hourly
 
Salary Disclosure:
Starting Salary: $13.40
Pay Grade: N26

Current Pasco County Employees: Please refer to the Career Service Manual for starting salary information.

Department: Libraries Public Services

Location: Dade City & Hudson

General Description: Paraprofessional library work responsible for providing reference, programming, and public service work under the direction of a professional librarian. Is responsible for supervision of staff and day-to-day library operations, and supervision of branch activities in absence of branch manager.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE/RECOVERY ACTIVITIES: All employees will be required to work before, during, or after an Emergency. During an Emergency employees may temporarily be assigned to work and perform duties outside the normal scope of their position, location and work schedule to fit the needs of the County and its citizens.

Essential Job Functions

Directs the operation of the branch automated circulation, reserve, discharge, and shelving functions. Provides reference and readers library advisory services under the direction of a professional librarian. Assists with bibliographic instruction, including the automated library system and all other technologies, to patrons, volunteers, and visiting groups. Schedules staff for efficient operation of branch. Consults and works with branch manager on hiring, training, directing, and evaluating work of branch staff. Provides or supports library programming. Assists the branch manager with collection development. Maintains records and statistics. Participates in training and continuing education.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the public.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and to adapt to changes in the library environment.
  • Ability to learn and apply complex automated procedures and to utilize computer equipment, the Internet, and new technologies in performance of day-to-day work.
  • Ability to supervise and coordinate the work of assigned staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of the services and operations of the libraries.
  • Knowledge of standard clerical methods and practices.
  • Must be able to work evenings and Saturdays. Library experience preferred.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Experience working with computers and software preferred.

Minimum Requirements

PHYSICAL SKILLS: Ability to lift and/or move up to 35 pounds and also push or pull heavy objects. May use a handling device (dolly, cart, etc.) or work with another team member to lift and/or move excessively heavy objects. Job requires walking, standing, sitting, pushing, pulling, crawling, bending, stooping, and reaching. Also requires use of a video display terminal. Ability to communicate effectively using verbal, written and visual communication.

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree. One year experience working directly with the public.

In-House Employees: Associates plus DAP (Degree Alternative Program) is substituting for the Bachelor's degree requirement.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS: Must possess a valid driver's license.

ADA STATEMENT:  A qualified employee or applicant with a disability may be afforded a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential job functions of a position in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: Pasco County BOCC is a drug-free workplace in accordance with Federal and Florida law.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE: Under Section 295.07, F.S., Chapter SSA-7, Pasco County BCC provides to Veterans, that preference in appointment will be given to preference-eligible applicants.

Website

http://www.pascocountyfl.net

Address: 7536 State Street

New Port Richey, Florida, 34654

Phone: (727) 847-8030

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Librarian I, Youth Services, Pasco County, Hudson, FL

Salary Disclosure/General Description
Salary Disclosure:
Starting Salary: $37,353.00
Pay Grade: P32

Current Pasco County Employees: Please refer to the Career Service Manual for starting salary information.

Department: Libraries Services

Location: Hudson

General Description: Professional library work responsible for providing professional level juvenile and young adult reader's advisory, reference, and programming in the public library system.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE/RECOVERY ACTIVITIES: All employees will be required to work before, during, or after an Emergency. During an Emergency employees may temporarily be assigned to work and perform duties outside the normal scope of their position, location and work schedule to fit the needs of the County and its citizens.

Essential Job Functions

Provides juvenile and young adult reader's advisory and reference services to adults as directed. Coordinates toddler, preschool, and youth and teen programs per schedule approved by the Branch Manager and the Youth Services Coordinator. Coordinates in-library tours of children's area for individuals and groups. Conducts outreach to schools, day care centers, parks & recreation centers and other designated agencies. Coordinates the Summer Reading Program, and the Summer Teen Volunteer Program at the branch library with the support of the Branch Manager, the Youth Services Coordinator, and other library staff.

Recommends juvenile and young adult authors, titles, and subject areas to the Youth Services Coordinator and Collection Development Coordinator for collection development. Weeds juvenile and young adult collection per guidelines established by the Youth Services Coordinator and Collection Development Coordinator. Participates in in-service training for County Library Youth Services Program.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of current principles of juvenile and young adult library service.
  • Knowledge of juvenile and young adult materials.
  • Knowledge of public library organizations and operations.
  • Knowledge of library automation procedures and practices.
  • Ability to work without close supervision.
  • Ability to work effectively with library patrons, employees and the general public.
  • Ability to deal with diverse elements simultaneously.
  • Ability to plan and assign work to paraprofessional and clerical library staff.
  • Ability to train and instruct library patrons and staff.
  • Ability to operate the library automation systems, microcomputers, microfilm reader/printers, and audio-visual equipment.
  • Ability to understand and apply complex oral and written instructions, including library policies and procedures.
  • MUST BE ABLE TO WORK EVENINGS AND SATURDAYS.
  • One year of library experience preferred.

Minimum Requirements

PHYSICAL SKILLS: Ability to lift and/or move up to 35 pounds and also push or pull heavy objects. May use a handling device (dolly, cart, etc.) or work with another team member to lift and/or move excessively heavy objects. Job requires extended periods of walking, standing, sitting, bending, stooping, and reaching. Also requires use of video display terminal. Ability to communicate effectively using verbal, written, and visual communication.

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Must possess a Master's in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS: Possession of a valid driver's license.

ADA STATEMENT: A qualified employee or applicant with a disability may be afforded a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential job functions of a position in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: Pasco County BOCC is a drug-free workplace in accordance with Federal and Florida law.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE: Under Section 295.07, F.S., Chapter SSA-7, Pasco County BCC provides to Veterans, that preference in appointment will be given to preference-eligible applicants.
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Executive Assistant, Office of Organizational Culture, Inclusion & Equity, Simmons University, Boston, MA

Simmons University is committed to building a community that is equitable and inclusive of all its students, staff, and faculty members. The Office of Organizational Culture, Inclusion and Equity (OCIE) is dedicated to upholding Simmons' mission of providing a transformative and supportive learning environment.

We recognize that a robust intellectual community for all requires moving beyond representation and toward authentic engagement, thoughtful participation, and inclusive membership.

At the Office of Organizational Culture, Inclusion & Equity, we seek to effect the fundamental cultural and institutional changes necessary to establish and maintain a fully inclusive campus, and to promote ongoing, meaningful, and engaged diversity. In doing this work, we center a broad range of social identities and perspectives including, but not limited to, race, socio-economic status, gender identity and expression, ethnicity, religious/spiritual affiliations, physical abilities, sexual orientation, citizenship status, and national origin.

Reporting to the Senior Vice President, the Executive Assistant will provide organizational and administrative support to the Office of Organizational Culture, Inclusion & Equity. The Executive Assistant will act as liaison with internal colleagues and external partners while promoting a culture of inclusion and responsiveness. This position requires keen interpersonal skills, exceptional judgment to facilitate collaboration and communication among diverse groups, and the ability to proactively solve problems and/or independently handle issues.

This highly visible role is critical to the function and success of the Office of Organizational Culture, Inclusion & Equity. The Executive Assistant will serve as the first point of contact for OCIE and will support both programmatic and individual calendar coordination, event and meeting preparation, data maintenance, and routine day-to-day operations.

The ideal candidate will: support Simmons College's commitment to diversity, practice and promote teamwork, perform well independently, maintain confidentiality, adhere to high standards of personal conduct and maintain and enhance professional/job competency.
 

Responsibilities:

Administrative Operations & Projects

  • Organize and maintain the workings of the Office of Organizational Culture, Inclusion & Equity, including but not limited to processing of invoices, expense reports and credit card statements; ordering supplies, record and database maintenance requests and basic bookkeeping;
  • Prepare purchase orders as needed for orders, programs, projects and other College commitments, including faculty, visitor, and speaker reimbursements and honorarium payments and trainings;
  • Coordinate the Senior Vice President's Office events and related programs;
  • Provide administrative support for staff searches;
  • Support other programmatic operational activities, which may include support of analysis and/or reporting of faculty, staff, and student data; assisting in reporting to external entities, including accreditation, licensure, and certification; and others;
  • Work on discrete projects, providing project coordination, documentation, and support and other duties as assigned;
  • Assist with other duties as assigned by the Senior Vice President of OCIE.

 Calendar Coordination & Meeting Coordination

  • Coordinate both programmatic and individual calendars for the Executive Vice President of OCIE, using judgment to prioritize and commit leadership time for meetings, appointments and travel based on an in-depth understanding of the Office's priorities and needs;
  • Schedule meetings and arrange conference calls for the Office as well as College wide faculty, staff, student meetings;
  • Coordinate meeting logistics including location reservations, catering and equipment;
  • Prepare meeting materials and presentations;
  • Draft and distribute meeting agendas;
  • Attend meetings and manage meeting minutes as requested by the Executive Vice President.

Communication

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for the Office of Organizational Culture, Inclusion & Equity for internal and external constituencies;
  • Coordinate communications the Office of Organizational Culture, Inclusion & Equity to internal and external constituents;
  • Respond to phone, email, and in-person inquiries in a timely and professional manner. Make autonomous, accurate, and swift judgements, including forwarding questions and requests to other senior staff;
  • Open, sort, and distribute incoming correspondence, including mail, faxes, and email;
  • May draft and/or proofread emails, letters, reports, or other documents.


Education

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience required.

Required Technical Skills

  • Advanced proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint);
  • Intermediate proficiency with Adobe Suites.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Three to five years of professional experience, administrative or executive assistant experience preferred;
  • Minimum three to five years of professional experience working with culturally diverse populations, such as people of color and the LGBTQ community.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including editing and proofreading;
  • Exceptional planning and organizational skills;
  • Ability to take initiative and ownership of projects;
  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive issues and maintain confidentiality;
  • Proven ability to perform duties with a high level of professionalism, flexibility; discretion, judgment, diplomacy and tact;
  • Ability to multi-task, adapt to changing priorities, and meet deadlines;
  • Experience with accounting practices for budgetary responsibilities;
  • Prior experience in higher education administration a plus.


Desired Competencies

  • Communication
  • Time Management
  • Collaboration
  • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
  • Flexibility/Adaptability


Work Schedule
This is a 40 hour position with a schedule of Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm.

Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a resume and cover letter in the Resume/CV section of your application.

As a University committed to diversity, Simmons encourages applications broadly. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body and curriculum.

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Graduate Assistant, Office of Organizational, Culture, Inclusion and Equity, Simmons University, Boston, MA

Title: Graduate Assistant (part time, 8 months)

Hours Per Week: 10-15 hours (occasionally additional hours may be required)

Reports To: National Urban Fellow & Senior Vice President of OCIE

Start/End Date: September 24, 2018--May 31, 2019

Compensation: $20/hour

Simmons University is committed to building a community that is equitable and inclusive of all its students, staff, and faculty members. The Office of Organizational Culture, Inclusion and Equity (OCIE) is dedicated to upholding Simmons' mission of providing a transformative and supportive learning environment.

At OCIE, we seek to effect the fundamental cultural and institutional changes necessary to establish and maintain a fully inclusive campus, and to promote ongoing, meaningful, and engaged diversity. In doing this work, we center a broad range of social identities and perspectives including, but not limited to, race, socio-economic status, gender identity and expression, ethnicity, religious/spiritual affiliations, physical abilities, sexual orientation, citizenship status, and national origin.

We are seeking a graduate student to work with our office as an administrative and research assistant. The administrative responsibilities of this role will be reduced after 1-2 months. As OCIE is a new unit at Simmons University, the graduate assistant will also have the opportunity to contribute to the design and execution of our programming.

This graduate assistant will serve several roles within the program:

Research Responsibilities

  • Conduct research and provide support for the completion of research projects within the Office of Organizational Culture, Inclusion & Equity;
  • Assist staff members with literature review, data entry, and data compilation as required;
  • Assist staff with the preparation of presentations at conferences as needed;
  • Assist with research and conference proposal development.

Administrative Operations & Projects

  • Organize and maintain the workings of the Office of Organizational Culture, Inclusion & Equity, including but not limited to processing of invoices, expense reports and credit card statements; ordering supplies, record and database maintenance requests and basic bookkeeping;
  • Work on discrete projects, providing project coordination, documentation, and support and other duties as assigned;
  • Coordinate the Senior Vice President's Office events and related programs.

Calendar Coordination & Meeting Planning and Coordination

  • Develop, plan and execute OCIE activities and events including working collaboratively with partners across Simmons College
  • Coordinate both programmatic and individual calendars for the Executive Vice President of OCIE, using judgment to prioritize and commit leadership time for meetings, appointments and travel based on an in-depth understanding of the Office's priorities and needs;
  • Schedule meetings and arrange conference calls for the Office as well as College wide faculty, staff, student meetings;
  • Coordinate meeting logistics including location reservations, catering and equipment;
  • Prepare meeting materials and presentations;
  • Draft and distribute meeting agendas;
  • Attend meetings and manage meeting minutes as requested by the Executive Vice President.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Minimum two years of research experience
  • Minimum three to five years of professional experience working with culturally diverse populations, such as people of color and the LGBTQ community.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including editing and proofreading;
  • Exceptional planning and organizational skills;
  • Ability to take initiative and ownership of projects;
  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive issues and maintain confidentiality;
  • Proven ability to perform duties with a high level of professionalism, flexibility; discretion, judgment, diplomacy and tact;
  • Ability to multi-task, adapt to changing priorities, and meet deadlines;
  • Prior experience in higher education administration a plus.

To apply, click here.

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Discovery Services Librarian, Edsel Ford Memorial Library, The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT

DISCOVERY SERVICES LIBRARIAN

Department: Edsel Ford Memorial Library

FLSA: Exempt

Job Status: Full-time (40 hrs), 12-Month

Reports to: Assistant Library Director

Travel: N/A

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Discovery Services Librarian will work directly under the supervision of the Assistant Library Director and be principally responsible for curating and developing metadata for the library collections in order to enhance patron access to information resources. They will possess a future-facing perspective on library metadata, keeping abreast of developments in the field and working closely with students and faculty to determine which can be profitably adapted for use at Hotchkiss.  They will work in close concert with the Assistant Director, Access Services Librarian, and the Emerging Technology Librarian to establish workflows that ensure our various online platforms take full advantage of our descriptive and technical metadata. They will also provide metadata expertise in support of the Hotchkiss Archives & Special Collections.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Serve as the Library's expert on descriptive metadata.

  • Collaborate with Library, ITS, other Hotchkiss staff, and external vendors to manage metadata acquisition, transfer, and maintenance.

  • In support of the Access Services Librarian, collect information and data, both anecdotal and statistical, to improve the accessability of the Library's collections.

  • Classify and catalog physical and electronic items acquired by the Library, with a focus on enhancing access to the Library's resources.

  • Coordinate input of individual and batch bibliographic records into the Library's OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) and oversee the maintenance of our holdings and other data in OCLC Worldcat.

  • Accession, arrange, and prepare inventories and descriptions for Hotchkiss Archives holdings.

  • Participate in creating records for Hotchkiss Archives digital projects.

  • Liaise with academic departments as assigned; develop collection and instructional programs in these areas.

  • Staff Library Services Desk and other service points as assigned, to assist library users with questions and requests.

  • Work with patrons to develop their independent research skills.

  • Contribute to the overall maintenance of the Library collection.

  • Other projects and tasks as assigned by the Assistant Library Director.

The statements above describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.

This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college; a Master's degree in Library Science or a related field.

  • Familiarity with office productivity software, including databases; SQL experience preferred.

  • Experience with MARC record creation, preferably in an Integrated Library System (ILS) such as Koha, and/or in OCLC Connexion.

  • Demonstrated experience to organize work and perform assigned tasks independently without constant supervision and with a high level of attention to detail.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform detailed tasks accurately and efficiently.

  • Must possess the ability to proofread online data.

  • Strongly prefer candidates with previous experience working in a library setting.

  • Hired applicant must successfully pass a background check and be eligible to work in the United States

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.

  • Repetitive (keyboard) motion

  • Occasional bending, stooping, and reaching

  • Periodically carrying boxes (up to 50 lbs)

  • Regularly pushes/navigates fully laden book trucks

  • Regularly stands for long periods

  • Close vision, the ability to adjust focus, and comfort using a computer monitor for long periods of time

  • Noise level in the work environment is usually quiet

  • Hours include late afternoon, evening, and weekend shifts

  • Hired applicant must successfully pass a background check and be eligible to work in the United States

The Hotchkiss School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Tobacco-Free Environment.

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Instruction & Research Services Librarian, Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA

Instruction & Research Services Librarian

Part time, Fitchburg State University, Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library

8 hours/week, weekdays late afternoon until early evening during the academic year at $24.00 per hour. Additional opportunity possible for hours on weekends, if interested.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Instructional Services:

  • Participate in the development, creation and management of digital course materials and curriculum content supporting the instruction programs in collaboration with Instruction Librarians.
  • Participate in the instruction program, providing instruction or research sessions under the guidance of Instruction Librarians.

Research Services:

  • Provide reference assistance through in-person interactions, chat, email, and phone calls. Special Projects on an as-needed basis, including:
  • Participate in the development of digital collections supporting the Archives under the supervision of the Archivist.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library Science with recent work experience in a library setting.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and maintain cooperative working relationships.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Recent Work Experience in an Academic Library.

FULL/PART TIME
Part Time; unbenefited

EDUCATION

  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or within 2 courses of completing an MLS or MLIS.

About Fitchburg State University:
Fitchburg State University, located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, is a public institution dedicated to integrating high-quality professional programs with strong liberal arts and sciences studies. Founded in 1894, the university now has more than 30 undergraduate programs and 22 master's degree programs, and 7,000 full and part-time students.

Information about the Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library is available at https://library.fitchburgstate.edu/

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

Please submit cover letter and resume.

In order to be considered for this position, you MUST apply at http://jobs.fitchburgstate.edu

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Interns, Lesbian Herstory Archives, New York City, NY

Lesbian Herstory Archives Internships

The Lesbian Herstory Archives  (located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NYC) is looking for graduate and undergraduate students with a demonstrated interest in Lesbian Studies, History and Activism.  We have a number of exciting archival, library, data migration projects for the upcoming academic year as well as planning museum exhibits, LHA At Home events and fundraising efforts.

We believe that internships should be mutually beneficial. The Archives' structure/process combines individual autonomy with group goals and consensus decision-making. We seek to match interns with their interest areas, based on a wide variety of options. However, volunteers (including coordinators) staff the Archives, answer and return phone calls, and do the general work of keeping the Archives functioning on a day-to-day basis, and we expect interns to do the same.

Other ongoing work includes: identifying and assigning items to proper subject files and special collections, reorganizing collections for proper preservation, creating signage or updating collection information and labels, answering research questions received by mail and phone, cataloguing video and audio tapes, book collection maintenance and development, three-dimensional object collection processing and maintenance, research in preparation for exhibits, giving tours of the collections to international and domestic visitors, gardening, carpentry, building maintenance etc. In addition to the above, interns sometimes initiate their own projects. Examples of intern-generated projects have included: organization of the graphics flat files, creation of a guide to the special collections, the creation of an exhibit of butch-femme identity exhibit (shown at LHA and in Greenwich Village storefront windows) and cataloguing and indexing of the Lesbian History edition of Frontiers.

Time Commitment 
Although there is no limit to how long a woman may intern, we ask for a commitment of at least l0 hours per week for no less than eight weeks (or more hours per week for a shorter period of time). In addition, interns are expected to attend coordinator meetings (two hours every third week).

Days and hours of interning are arranged in accordance with the needs of both the intern and LHA. The Archives strives to keep its doors open a maximum number of hours/days a week; interns can arrange schedules for both days and evenings, during the week and on weekends. 

Skills 
Interns should have a personal interest in and commitment to the Archives' mission. Ease in working with a diverse public is an asset. No specific coursework or academic background is required. An interest in Lesbian Studies, Women's Studies, and/or Lesbian/Gay issues is a strength, as is exposure to women's communities and experience in working in a group environment with consensus.

Supervision/Advising 
Archives coordinators include professors, librarians, teachers, writers, community cultural workers, social workers, filmmakers, graduate students, artists, craftswomen, journalists, and translators. An appropriate match between a coordinator and an intern will be established to provide both orientation and ongoing supervision. Interns have direct contact with Archives coordinators and volunteers. Beyond this, interns are expected to be comfortable with working autonomously. Evaluation forms and collaboration with an intern advisor from an academic institution may be arranged.

How To Apply 
An interested intern is advised to send a cover letter describing her familiarity with the Archives, her background, areas of interest and proposed internship period. A phone interview, correspondence or a visit to the Archives is conducted in order to determine whether an internship is of mutual interest. Please note: As The Archives is an all-volunteer run organization- it can neither pay interns nor house them. When possible, LHA volunteers may assist in finding appropriate short-term housing options for interns.

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Assistant Professor, UNC, Greensboro, NC

The UNC Greensboro Department of Library and Information Studies invites applications and nominations for an Assistant Professor position with expertise in information services, information literacy instruction, and/or public libraries with a youth services focus. This is a nine-month, tenure track position which becomes effective August 1, 2019. A physical presence on campus in Greensboro, NC, is expected. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Summer teaching is normally available as an option.

Responsibilities: High caliber teaching in online and through blended modalities, research, and service in all LIS areas will be considered but with special interest in: information services, information literacy instruction, and/or public libraries with a youth services focus. In addition to teaching and research, responsibilities include advising students and candidates for completion of the MLIS degree and community engagement and service to the Department, School, and University.

Preference will be given to applicants with work experience in libraries or information organizations and to those with an established research agenda.

Qualifications: Earned doctorate by August 1, 2019 in library and information studies, education, or closely related field, a Masters of Library Science (MLS) or Information Studies (MLIS) from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program, and demonstrated teaching excellence.

We are interested in attracting candidates who add to the diversity of the department in terms of race, gender, culture, perspective, and academic specialty.

The Department has a MLIS enrollment of over 300 students in both the Greensboro campus program and online. The Department is accredited by ALA through 2025.

Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is classified by The Carnegie Foundation as a comprehensive doctoral, research university with "high research activity" and in the community engagement classification under Curricular Engagement and Outreach and Partnerships. The University has a diverse student body, with an enrollment of more than 19,000 students, including 3,600 graduate students, and is located in the city of Greensboro in the Triad area of North Carolina.
UNCG is one of four doctoral-granting institutions of the seventeen-campus University system and places strong emphasis on effective teaching as well as research and service to the community.

Application Deadline and Procedures: Review of applications will begin on and will continue until the position is successfully filled. Candidates should send: (1) a letter of application that addresses stated responsibilities, qualifications, and research agenda, (2) current vitae, (3) evidence of qualifications and experience in teaching (i.e. course evaluations, sample syllabi), and (4) the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three or more references electronically via: https://jobsearch.uncg.edu

For questions, contact:
Dr. Nora Bird, njbird@uncg.edu 
Dr. Julie Hersberger, jahersbe@uncg.edu
Dr. Anthony Chow, aschow@uncg.edu

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro has been and will continue to be committed to equality of employment opportunities and does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, political affiliation, genetic information, or age. Men, women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply. Moreover, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro is committed to recruiting and advancing women and minorities at all faculty/staff levels.

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Metadata and Digital Projects Librarian, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

Metadata and Digital Projects Librarian

The New England Historic Genealogical Society seeks a Metadata and Digital Projects Librarian who will participate in the work of the Collection Services Department, which carries out the acquisition, cataloging, processing, and preservation of the library's print and digital collections, and makes these resources accessible and discoverable. This position will be primarily responsible for creating, maintaining, and enriching metadata for the NEHGS print and digital collections, and coordinating the addition of digitized books to the Society's Digital Collections site. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform original and copy cataloging of library materials in all formats in accordance with national standards.
  • Working closely with the Curator of Digital Collections, manage the Library's contributions to the American Ancestors Digital Collections by overseeing scanning, metadata creation, and loading of digital materials, including born-digital content. 
  • Assist in managing the integrated library system (Innovative Interfaces) and participate in maintenance and ongoing improvements to III WebPAC online catalog.
  • Supervise and train volunteers and interns working on tasks related to cataloging and digitization of library materials.
  • Help develop strategies for managing digitized and born-digital content.
  • Keep current with developments in the fields of technical services, technology, and genealogy.

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • 2 or more years of relevant library experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging, metadata, integrated library systems, web page creation and management, OCLC, and digital libraries
  • Working knowledge of MARC, AACR2, RDA, and metadata standards such as Dublin Core, EAD, METS, or MODS
  • Superior problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Professional, dependable, flexible and constructive work ethic
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, as well as comfort with public speaking
  • Interest or experience in the field of genealogy a plus
  • Experience in the design and maintenance of a website and experience with standard web programming languages such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Previous experience with CONTENTdm and/or Innovative Interfaces Millennium system is a plus.

 

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to Michelle Major (mmajor@nehgs.org), Director of Human Resources, New England Historic Genealogical Society, by October 5, 2018.

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Records Management Facilitator Intern, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Marine Monuments of the Pacific Office, Honolulu, HI

Posting title: Records Management Facilitator (Honolulu)

Records Management Facilitator Internship

This application is for the Honolulu intern position.

The deadline for applications is close of business October 14th, 2018.

 

SUMMARY:

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Marine Monuments of the Pacific Office, located in Honolulu, Hawaii is looking for two Records Management Facilitators to assist in organizing our holdings.  Our offices have extensive historical files spanning decades, which document the management, political history, and scientific research surrounding 22 national wildlife refuges and 4 marine national monuments throughout the Pacific. The collections consist of analog and digital records, maps, photographs, and other mixed media. Two interns will be stationed at the Honolulu office and one will be offsite on Kauai.

 

We are looking for conscientious, resourceful, and motivated information professionals to become our in-house experts.  The records management facilitators will be responsible for following a records schedule, organizing and digitizing files, keeping a records inventory, and disposing of files accordingly. You will gain hands-on experience with electronic records, preservation, digitization, metadata, records management, and content management systems. You will also gain experience prioritizing tasks, collaborating with others, establishing guidelines, and training other staff in records management tasks.

 

Many responsibilities of the rotation will be distributed between the interns. The Honolulu interns will prioritize the big-picture potential of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service records room. For example, they will continue the goal of creating a sustainable filing system.  They will also work together to digitize and purge records, as well as maintain the online catalog of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service references. Other tasks include digitizing maps, downloading content from CDs and DVDs, and generally working to decrease the volume of mixed media accumulated in the records room.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Enrolled or recently graduated from an ALA accredited MLIS program or related graduate program.
  • Ability to work independently and make well-researched decisions with limited supervision.
  • Superb organizational and planning skills.
  • Ability to recognize inefficiencies and recommend practical solutions.
  • Ability to balance theory and idealism with fiscal and logistical limitations in a non-traditional information setting.
  • Ability to use excel and Microsoft suite programs.
  • Experience with archival content management platforms.
  • Adhere to established guidelines and policies both professional and organizational.
  • Work experience in archival science or records management.

 

Preferred:

  • Experience with scanning equipment and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Experience with records retention and disposition schedules.
  • An interest in environmental issues, biology, or conservation.
  • Experience cataloging or working with metadata.

 

SCHEDULE:

A 6-month, full-time (40 hrs./week) schedule is preferred. The start date for this position would be between December 27th-January 5th, 2018.

 

COMPENSATION:

The internship is unpaid; please see below information for travel coverage. Depending on your school's program requirements, you may be able to receive credit for this internship. 

 

TRAVEL AND LODGING:

The Service will provide roundtrip airfare to and from Honolulu, including reimbursement for luggage, if necessary. We also provide compensation for public transportation to and from work via reimbursement for a monthly bus pass.

 

Housing is provided at a communal agency bunkhouse, if needed. The bunkhouses can accommodate up to seven people in Honolulu and up to thirteen on Kauai. Please consider your ability to handle a constantly changing environment. The Honolulu bunkhouse is located in walking distance from Waikiki and is a 30 minute bus ride from work.

 

SURROUNDINGS:

Our office is located in downtown Honolulu and the agency bunkhouse is located about half an hour away by bus, near the Waikiki neighborhood. Bunkhouse residents enjoy the convenience of nearby grocery stores, drugstores, coffee shops, and library. There are many great restaurants and plenty of outdoor activities to participate in throughout Oahu.  Weekends, holidays, and off hours can be spent exploring Hawaii. Opportunities abound to kayak, surf, fish, stand-up paddleboard, swim, snorkel and enjoy the many beaches, parks, hiking trails, historical landmarks, and gardens.

 

BACKGROUND:

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The National Wildlife Refuge System, managed by the Service, is the world's premier system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants. The Records Management Facilitators will make a difference for some of the world's most remarkable and unique natural resources as our office continues to accomplish great things in the Pacific. 

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

To apply, send an attached resume, brief cover letter and two to three references to Maggie Tucker at margaret_tucker@fws.gov.  

Please have the subject of the email state "RMF Honolulu Application"

The deadline for applications is close of business October 14th, 2018.

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Associate Director, Donor Relations, Museum of Science, Boston, MA

Under the general direction of the Director of Donor Relations, the Associate Director will assist in the development, implementation and management of an institution-wide comprehensive stewardship program that appropriately and consistently promotes interaction with and recognition of donors at all levels.

This position's role is to sustain positive and mutually-rewarding relations between the Museum and its donors; partner with development directors to determine strategies for effective stewardship of donors; maintain ongoing and active networking with internal and external constituencies; coordinate recognition events for major gift donors and coordinate various activities for the Museum's leadership and planned giving donor societies.

The position reports to the Director of Donor Relations and includes supervisory responsibility for the Donor Relations Officer and one intern per semester. EEO/M/W/D/V.

To apply, visit https://mos.applicantpro.com/jobs/883389-29458.html

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

 

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Intern, Library and Archive Management, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA

Application for Griffin Museum Internship Program

Library and Archive Management at the Griffin Museum of Photography

The Griffin Museum Internship Program is a rewarding experience for those who are interested in expanding their knowledge of both the daily operations involved in running a small library at a highly regarded museum and learning about the art of photography.

 

Aside from the museum gift shop where we display books for purchase, the museum has hundreds of other books that have been collected and donated to us over the years. Our long-term goal is to create a small library space for visitors, students and educators to take advantage of. Innovative thinkers and organizers would be encouraged to apply for an opportunity to propose and execute a plan for our library. The Library and Archive Management Intern would need to keep the audience of the museum in mind when creating a system for our library. How can it be accessible to our public? How can we get students and educators to use our space as a place to learn? In addition, the museum stores the archive of the renowned New England photographer Arthur Griffin. Part of this internship would include archiving Arthur Griffin's photographs and other documents.

 

Interns will be asked to work a minimum of one full day per week. We will work with your academic institution to meet internship requirements for course credits.

 

Please email for more information on deadlines and requirements.

 

If you are willing to make the necessary commitment to this program, please complete the following form and return it to Iaritza Menjivar, Associate Director at iaritza@griffinmuseum.org or mail to our address below.

 

With your application please attach your resume and a recommendation letter written by a work or school professional and a 500 word personal statement.

 

QUESTIONAIRE:

Why are you interested in an internship at the Griffin Museum? 

What has been your previous experience with library studies and/or archiving?

Have you previously worked with an arts institution?

What is your availability?

Name _____________________________________________ Date _______

 

Email ______________________________________________________________

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Chemistry Library Intern, University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Philadelphia, PA

Supervisor: Judith Currano

Department: Chemistry Library
Email: currano@pobox.upenn.edu
Phone: 215-746-5886

Availability: One-year long position available immediately

Hours: Up to 20 hours per week, mainly within 9AM-5PM Monday-Friday time period, but with the possibility of some evening and/or weekend hours

Salary: $15/hour

Broad Functions:

This internship offers a service-oriented, self-motivated individual a complete experience in a small science library setting, providing library services to physical scientists and engineers. Based at the Penn Chemistry Library, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to experience most aspects of the job of a departmental librarian at a large research institution, while working on research and operational projects in chemical information and other areas of science and engineering librarianship. A degree in chemistry or a closely-related science discipline is preferred but not required, as this could be an ideal opportunity for a non-scientist to gain knowledge and experience in science and engineering librarianship.

Specific Duties:

Duties will fall into three basic categories, with other duties and projects as assigned.

Patron Services and Instruction, including

  • Developing, updating, and maintaining remote education materials including Web guides and tutorials
  • Assisting at the Van Pelt information desk during intersessions and peak semester periods
  • Working a minimum of one to two hours per week providing chat reference services
  • Preparing supporting materials for course-integrated instruction sessions

Collection Development Responsibilities, including

  • Assisting with a project to evaluate the Chemistry Library's on-site print journal collection
  • Assisting with the annual budget process
  • Analyzing usage statistics for electronic resources

Professional Development Activities, including

  • Attending workshops and training sessions that will develop job and professional skills
  • Attending other applicable Penn library meetings, as assigned by supervisor

 

Qualifications:

All applicants must be enrolled in a master's degree program in library/information science. A degree in chemistry or a related discipline is preferred but not required. In addition, the successful candidate must have the ability to manage and prioritize their workload and must be able to work both independently and cooperatively in a team environment. 

 

Other requirements include:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Acrobat, HTML, and Web site generation and design
  • Experience searching online databases
  • Flexibility, accuracy, and attention to detail in work

 

Preference will be given to applicants with the following skills:

  • Experience designing instructional handouts and guides to the literature
  • Experience searching science and engineering databases
  • Ability to create databases using Microsoft Access
  • Ability to write macros and use pivot tables in Microsoft Excel

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Intern, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA

Librarian Intern, Robbins Library, Arlington MA

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

Duties/descriptions:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary/Hours:

This is an 18.5 hour a week non-union position at $17.52 per hour.

Closing Date: 

Monday, September 24, 2018

Please apply online at https://www.arlingtonma.gov/departments/human-resources/employment-opportunities

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Technical Services Librarian, Sullivan & Worcester LLP, Boston, MA

The Technical Services Librarian oversees the firm's technical and circulation services. The incumbent is responsible for the maintenance of the firm's physical collection and integrated library system (i.e., catalog), coordinating the work of contract file clerks, and assisting with contract and subscription renewals. In addition, the Technical Services Librarian assists with the administration and maintenance of the firm's electronic resources.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for maintaining the physical collection, including mail check-in and routing materials, filing updates, collection development, original and copy-cataloging of material
  • Responsible for maintaining and updating content on the library's OPAC  and intranet pages
  • Coordinates the filing work of the contract filing clerks
  • Sets up and maintains user access for Firm electronic resources
  • Reviews, processes, and codes invoices
  • Responsible for inter-library loans
  • Assists library director with annual budget process
  • Assists library director with contract and subscription renewals
  • Assists library team with implementation and rollout of new resources
  • Assists attorneys and staff with research and reference as needed

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Master's degree in library science or related field strongly preferred
  • 3-5 years of library experience
  • Knowledge of automated library catalog systems (Softlink Liberty preferred)
  • Knowledge of bibliographic classifications systems, specifically Library of Congress
  • Familiarity with MARC and other computerized library records formats
  • SharePoint and/or Handshake Software experience preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of print and electronic legal research resources
  • Strong organizational and oral communication skills
  • Detail oriented

Working Conditions:

Normal office conditions

Physical Requirements:

Ability to lift/push 25-30 lbs.

All inquiries may come to my attention at vstella@sandw.com

Below is the link to the company website.

https://www.sandw.com/

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College Archivist/Librarian, Special Collections, New London, CT

Connecticut College is conducting a national search for the College Archivist/Librarian for Special Collections position. This position will manage the College Archives and records management program, recommend policies, plan and implement procedures, provide reference and instruction services for the College Archives and Special Collections and serve as the Archives' principal contact with administrative and academic offices.

 

General Duties & Responsibilities:

  • The College Archivist/Librarian for Special Collections will collaborate with the Director of the Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives in planning departmental activities, creating and managing digital projects and developing grant proposals for the Lear Center
  • Manage the Lear Center and provide service in Special Collections in the Director's absence
  • Set archival processing goals for Lear Special Collections Librarian with responsibility for supervision in fulfilling those goals
  • Work with College offices to identify, evaluate and preserve important legal and administrative documents, materials and information relevant to the history of the college and collect, arrange, describe, and index material
  • Promote and facilitate efficient record keeping practices; survey records and create and update retention schedules in conjunction with College officials; maintain records according to Society of American Archivists guidelines, federal and state legislation, and agreements with individual departments
  • Provide security for confidential, restricted or legal documents; in conjunction with legal counsel and other officers of the College, create review and update access policies and guidelines for using the College Archives
  • Assist with physical and digital exhibits, events and programs
  • Perform research for College offices as necessary
  • Provide instruction and assistance to classes and promote integration of special collections and archival material into the curriculum
  • Assist in content development for and design of the Lear Center's web site and social media efforts
  • Participate in the planning and execution of digital scholarship projects for the Lear Center and collaborate with the Digital Scholarship and Curriculum Center on College digital scholarship initiatives
  • Provide guidance to patrons in the handling and use of original and legally sensitive materials
  • Assist in the supervision, training, and setting of goals for student workers, volunteers, and interns
  • Maintain current professional and technical knowledge through training and participation in professional organizations and publications and serve on IS, College and CTW committees, task forces and activity groups.
  • Other duties as assigned or as necessary

 

Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited masters degree in library or information studies
  • Minimum of 3 years of applicable archival experience including records management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to build and sustain key relationships with alumni, outside researchers, faculty, students, staff, community and professional colleagues
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion
  • Excellent knowledge of archival theory and methodology and records management practice
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, excellent organization skills and ability to set priorities and keep
  • Detail-oriented, well-organized, and able to work under pressure
  • Computer skills, including the use of integrated library systems, archival management systems, information databases, standard productivity software and archival digitizing equipment and techniques, EAD, and web editing software
  • Some travel required

 

Required Documents:

Cover letter, Resume, Three professional references, Brief description (150-300 words) of a class session conducted using rare or archival materials

 

Review of applications will begin on October 14. A complete description and link to the application may be found at https://conncoll.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=50624.

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Reference/Technology Librarian, Hopkinton Public Library, Hopkinton, MA

The Town of Hopkinton is seeking a part-time Reference/Technology Librarian.

The Hopkinton Public Library, reopened since October 2017 in a beautiful renovated building, is seeking an energetic, friendly, and tech-savvy reference librarian to join our team and support expanded services to our engaged and supportive community.

 

Hours: Up to 2 evenings per week and participate in the library's regular weekend coverage rotation

 

Hiring Salary Range: $21.81 - $24.81, depending on qualifications

The part-time Reference/Technology Librarian works under the direction of the Library Director with additional supervision of the Adult Services Librarian. This position is responsible for assisting patrons at the reference desk; coordinates, supports, and troubleshoots technology and technological services within the library in collaboration with Town IT as needed; maintains the library's social media presence; develops and conducts technology instruction and education programs for patrons and staff; and develops and implements policies and procedures regarding library technologies as needed. This position will work up to 2 evenings per week and participate in the library's regular weekend coverage rotation, and may have the opportunity to cover occasional additional shifts as needed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must meet the following to be considered qualified for this position:


Education, Training and Experience

  • Equivalent to Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) from an ALA-accredited program and at least one year (1) of reference desk/adult services experience. Students close to completion of their MLS degree will also be considered. Two (2) or more years experience in a similar position in a public library Preferred.  

  • Demonstrates proficiency in innovative technology use, instruction and troubleshooting.

  • Experienced in the use of technology and electronic resources and possesses the interest and ability to acquire new technology skills as needed.  

  • Understands social networking applications and tools. Experience maintaining a social media presence for an organization is preferred.  

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of professional library work, procedures and basic reference sources and research techniques.  

  • Good communication and excellent customer service skills.  Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and to work in a highly collaborative, team-based environment.

Internal and External Applicants: To be considered for this position, please submit the required Application for Employment (attached to this e-mail and to the online posting at https://groups.google.com/a/hopkintonma.gov/forum/#!topic/jobs/aWgKWAF4JX8) to hr@hopkintonma.gov no later than 4:30 pm, Thursday, October 4, 2018. While the preferred method of application is through e-mail or online, applications will also be accepted via walk-in or mail to Town Hall, Human Resources Department, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. The Town of Hopkinton is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.

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Intern, Open Access Publishing Program, American Theological Library Association, Chicago, IL

The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) seeks an Open Access Publishing Program Intern to assist with the ATLA Press, ATLA's open access publishing program. ATLA Press is comprised of three components:

  1. open access scholarly books,
  2. association edited open access journals, and
  3. an open access journal hosting service.

The mission of the ATLA Press is to publish or support the publication of quality scholarly works reflecting the intersection of librarianship and the study and teaching of theology and religion. 

This internship will provide an opportunity to a graduate student pursuing a degree in library and information science the opportunity to learn more about scholarly publishing workflows, open access advocacy, and open source publishing platforms and supporting technologies.

Reporting to the Member Programs and Scholarly Communication Manager, the Open Access Publishing Program Intern will engage in the following projects and services:

  • Utilizing HTML and CSS, provide dynamic, functional and creative design to ATLA Press's Open Journal Systems (OJS) and Open Monograph Systems (OMP) sites where ATLA Press publishes and hosts its open journals, including Theological Librarianship and Theology Cataloging Bulletin, and open books.
  • Assist with the setup and import of journals and their content into the ATLA Press OJS sites from other OJS installations
  • Assist with the assignment of Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) to ATLA Press publications and registration of assigned DOIs with CrossRef
  • Upload archival content for ATLA member edited publications into OJS
  • Collaborate with the Member Programs and Scholarly Communication Manager and the ATLA Press Coordinating Council to develop resources and professional development programming on scholarly publishing and writing
  • In consultation with Member Programs and Scholarly Communication Manager and editors in chief of ATLA Press publications, prepare documentation and resources for use by editorial board members, authors, and readers on usage of the publishing platforms.
  • Support marketing efforts by ATLA Press to solicit article and book proposals as well as market new content to readers
  • Meet weekly with the Member Programs and Scholarly Communication Manager
  • Participate in ATLA Press editorial board virtual and in person meetings as needed and as detailed below
  • Other projects as assigned by the Member Programs and Scholarly Communication Manager

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong ability and desire to learn new technologies
  • Detail-oriented work style
  • Ability to multitask, adapt to changing workflows and tools, and engage in creative problem solving.
  • Service orientation toward helping others use technology to accomplish their work.
  • Strong written communication skills and an ability to explain technical information to a nontechnical audience.
  • Proficiency in HTML and CSS
  • Experience utilizing Microsoft Office applications such as Outlook, Excel, and Word
  • Proficiency using Adobe Acrobat Pro for document creation, editing and conversion
  • Competency and confidence working in web based environments
  • Detail oriented work style
  • Proven ability to follow complex directions and complete projects in a timely manner

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Interest in theological and/or religious studies librarianship
  • Familiarity with or experience in the scholarly publication process, particularly within libraries or other scholarly entities
  • Experience using the Public Knowledge Project open source publishing platforms Open Journal Systems (OJS) and Open Monograph Publishing (OMP)
  • Interest in and/or awareness about open access and open licensing, including Creative Commons

WORK LOCATION, TRAVEL, AND COMPENSATION

This internship is a 9-month appointment commencing November 1, 2018 and ending July 30, 2018. The Open Access Publishing Program Intern will work remotely; therefore, a stable and consistent internet connection is required for this position.

A small monthly stipend will be paid to the Intern for the duration of the internship. In addition, the Intern will participate in the meetings of the publishing program editorial and advisory boards on January 14-16, 2019 at Vanderbilt University Divinity Library in Nashville, TN and the 2019 ATLA Annual Conference, June 12-15, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia. All travel expenses will be paid by ATLA. The Intern will also be expected to present a poster at the 2019 ATLA Annual Conference on a project or other learning outcomes of the internship.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a letter of application detailing your qualifications and interests along with a current resume detailing any relevant experience or coursework to Christine Fruin (cfruin@atla.com). Review of applications will begin October 15, 2018. Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration. Interviews via videoconference will be scheduled the week of October 22, 2018.

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Graduate Assistants, Simmons University, Boston, MA

The Office of Residence Life has a NEW open position for the 2018-2019 academic year specifically for Simmons University graduate students and Dix Scholars. This is the second opening for the 2018-2019 academic year. If you have already applied for the position you do not need to reapply, your application will be reviewed again in this process.

This live-in Graduate Assistant (GA) position will be the primary support for our full-time Residence Life Coordinator staff. GAs will help to oversee multiple buildings on the Simmons Residence Campus, housing about 350 students and 9 RAs. 

Graduate Assistants serve in the professional staff on-call rotation and serve on committees for the Office of Residence Life. GAs will work approximately 20 hours a week (not including duty), including 12 hours designated office hours per week. Compensation includes $15 an hour for office hours (up to $7,200 per year) plus a furnished apartment and an on campus meal plan during the academic year valued at $16,400. 

Simmons University graduates should wait at least 2 years after undergraduate graduation before applying for a GA position.

Minimum Qualifications: Ability to interact effectively with students from diverse backgrounds.  A commitment to a multicultural education and an understanding of the value of a women-centered college experience. Enrollment in a graduate program at Simmons College or enrollment as an undergraduate Dix Scholar. Course load and other outside commitments must be appropriate to the time demands of the position. GAs must also meet their academic obligations successfully, maintaining good standing in their graduate program. Students must be in good standing with the college. Graduate Assistants may not have more than 20 hours per week combined internship/ practicum and/or part-time employment on or off campus (outside of the Simmons GA position).

Preferred Qualifications: Prior Residence Life and/or Student Life experience.

For more information about the position, and to apply, please visit our online job description and application. The priority application deadline is Wednesday, September 19, 2018. Selected applicants will proceed to a phone screening and then an on campus interview. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

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Call for Proposals: SLA 2019

You can now submit a proposal for the SLA 2019 Annual Conference. SLA is seeking innovative, hard-hitting conference sessions designed to educate and inspire librarians and information professionals. The SLA 2019 Annual Conference Advisory Council (ACAC) invites both SLA units and individuals to submit proposals for education sessions and continuing education classes to be considered for the 2019 Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio, June 14 - 18.

(In addition to education, unit special events such as receptions and offsite tours, as well as board and business meetings must also be submitted using this process.)

To submit your proposal, create an account at sla-events.fluidreview.com/. Guidelines and reference documents are available on the home page to assist you with the submission process. 

When submitting a proposal, please keep the following in mind:

  • Education sessions should relate to the SLA Competencies.
  • Indicate the level of your session: fundamentalintermediate, or master class (advanced).
  • Pick an appropriate desired session length: 20-minute (Quick Take), 60-minute, 75-minute, or 90-minute education session, or a continuing education class.
  • Consider past conference sessions you've attended that have been especially helpful, thought-provoking, engaging, and/or memorable to you. What set them apart from the rest?

Make sure your proposal does justice to your great idea. View this recent informational webinar, which outlines the elements of a strong conference proposal.

Deadline to submit your proposal? Submissions will be accepted through the submission portal until October 15, 2018.

Questions about the submission process? Consult these instructions (prepared for SLA 2018, but still current) and guidelines.

Additional questions? E-mail learning@sla.org.

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Registrar-Database Assistant, The Preservation Society of Newport County, Newport, RI

The Registrar-Database assistant reports to the Collections Manager and the focus of their work will be on collection data management. The Registrar-Database Assistant will update, maintain and amend the collection records in the collections database Museums Plus. The Preservation Society of Newport County undertook a database migration in 2014 and now records need to be checked for accuracy, provenance, collection history, and exhibition history.

This position will also be responsible for assigning accession numbers and checking locations. Additionally this position will organize photo shoots of the permanent collection for the ongoing digitization process of the collections to the website Newportalri.org. S/he will assist with new acquisition accessioning including assigning numbers, documenting, moving, and marking objects. S/he will assist with object moves throughout the properties as needed. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

The ideal candidate will have at least two years experience in a museum registration setting, together with a B.A/B.S. degree in Museum Studies, Art History, or related field. Experience using collection management systems, Museums Plus preferred, along with the ability to handle works of art, to handle multiple assignments simultaneously and to work to strict deadlines, plus excellent organizational and communication skills. Ability to lift up to 30 lbs.

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter and resume to humanresources@newportmansions.org.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time

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Assistant Librarian, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

HEAD OF SCHOLARS' COMMONS

ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN OR ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES BLOOMINGTON

Indiana University Libraries Bloomington seeks enthusiastic, innovative, and creative leader to provide strategy and management in the position of Head of Scholars' Commons. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Develops and implements structure and strategy for programming in the Scholars' Commons in alignment with wider Libraries and campus initiatives, particularly aimed at supporting research and learning among graduate students and faculty;
  • serves as contact for a variety of partners who are located, or are providing programming, in the Scholars' Commons; 
  • establishes regular communication channels with and among Scholars' Commons partners; and encourages a sense of community and contribution toward the Scholars' Commons mission;
  • cultivates new and existing relationships with library units and campus-wide research and graduate student support programs and coordinates the integration of these into the Scholars' Commons;
  • coordinates and oversees a range of services and activities in the Scholars' Commons, including managing and participating in the delivery of information and research support services at the public desk. 

Qualifications:

Required: 

  • ALA-accredited master's degree or equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and academic library experience;
  • demonstrated increasingly responsible leadership experience in an academic or research library;
  • demonstrated ability to establish and expand collaborative relationships with library and campus colleagues and diverse populations;
  • demonstrated experience designing and delivering programs in collaboration with library and campus partners;

and excellent interpersonal skills to effectively interact and work collaboratively with a diverse population of students, staff, faculty, administrators, and other members of the community; demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and self-direction; demonstrated experience with, and ability to apply, technology in research and instructional contexts; demonstrated understanding of the values of diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/indiana-university-libraries-diversity-strategic-plan-pdf); ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track position at the IU Libraries (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/promotion-and-tenure-criteria-iub-librarians-pdf ). 

Preferred: Supervisory experience in user-centered services; demonstrated experience with co-curricular educational programs, research support services in higher education, and/or graduate studies or faculty affairs programs; knowledge of instructional design, pedagogy, digital scholarship, and assessment principles.

For complete posting with additional responsibilities, required qualifications, and benefit programs information go to https://libraries.indiana.edu/job-postings-librarians

To Apply: For full consideration, applications must be received by Wednesday, October 24, 2018.  

The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com.

Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 205, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 - Phone: 812-855-8196 - Fax: 812-855-2576 - Email: libpers@indiana.edu

For more information about Indiana University Bloomington go to https://www.indiana.edu/

For more information about Indiana University Bloomington go to https://www.indiana.edu/

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. 

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Call for Participation: CHIIR Doctoral Consortium

PhD students working in the area of human computer interaction (HCI, information seeking behaviour (IB) and information retrieval (IR) are invited to submit their proposals for participation in a Doctoral Consortium, which will be held on Sunday, 10 March, 2019, in conjunction with the 4th ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR 2019) in Glasgow, UK (http://sigir.org/chiir2019/index.html).

The Doctoral Consortium has the following objectives:

  • To provide valuable feedback to  students' on research methods and plans
  • To provide helpful guidance on students' research directions and topics
  • To promote the development of a community of scholars that will help students in their future careers
  • To provide students with opportunities to meet and interact with experienced researchers in the areas of human computer interaction, information seeking behaviour and information retrieval.

PhD students of the accepted proposals are expected to present their research at the Doctoral Consortium. We welcome submissions representing a broad spectrum of research topics relevant to the CHIIR community. Participants will benefit from the advice of senior researchers in the field and from the interaction with peers being at a similar stage of their careers.

SUBMISSION

PhD students interested in engaging in detailed discussions on their research at the Doctoral Consortium are invited to submit a 4-page paper (maximum) describing their thesis work and, in particular, provides clear discussions on:

  • The research problem being addressed
  • The research methodology and techniques being applied
  • The solution being proposed and its validity
  • The relation of the work to the state of the art in HCI, IB and IR

The submitted paper should be discussed with students' respective PhD supervisors before submission. It should adhere to the submission guidelines for the CHIIR conference, available: http://sigir.org/chiir2019/submissions.html

REVIEW PROCESS

Submitted proposals will be reviewed by the Doctoral Consortium jury (see below). The review of the reported research in each proposal will take into account its originality, its potential for advancing the CHIIR related research, and whether the work is at a stage where the student can benefit from participating in the consortium. Rejected submissions will receive written feedback. Confidentiality of submissions will be maintained throughout the review process.

NOTIFICATION

Authors will be notified of the result of their submission by 30 November 2018. Accepted doctoral candidates will receive instructions on how to submit a camera-ready copy of their proposal, and will receive information on the preparation of the presentation and poster.

Acceptance to the Doctoral Consortium is an honour. In turn, accepted candidates are expected to fully commit themselves to the success of the consortium by being open to new ideas and suggestions and providing ideas and suggestions to other participants.

Accepted DC student participants will be encouraged to apply for ACM SIGIR Student Travel Grants to assist with their travel to CHIIR 2019. 

More information about the travel awards is available: http://sigir.org/general-information/travel-grants/

KEY DATES

  • DC paper submission: 21 October, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: 30 November, 2018
  • Camera-ready copy: TBD
  • Consortium: 10 March, 2019

 

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Project Archivist/Special Collections Librarian, Lafayette College, Easton, PA

Project Archivist/Special Collections Librarian (Temporary, January-December 2019) 

The Lafayette College Libraries are seeking a temporary, full time Project Archivist/Special Collections Librarian for calendar year 2019. The position offers an excellent opportunity to gain significant experience in an academic special collections environment, while assisting the Libraries during the time of transition to a new Director of Special Collections and Archives.  The temporary archivist/librarian will report to the College Archivist. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists with accessions, processing, collection additions, and weeding of archival and book collections
  • Produces and updates finding aids and catalogs materials
  • Assists with projects to digitize special collections materials including scanning and metadata entry
  • Promotes use of collections by supporting classroom instruction, exhibition production, and transition of physical exhibitions to web exhibits
  • Supervises reading room as needed, provides research assistance to patrons, and responds to phone and email reference requests
  • Assists with basic preservation tasks and conservation rehousing for manuscript and rare book collections

Education:

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science or a related field with a specialization in archival studies; or equivalent combination of education and experience


Required Qualifications:

  • Practical, hands on experience with processing and cataloging in a special collections/archives 
  • Excellent organizational, project, and time management skills and the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge of and experience using standards such as EAD, DACS, RDA, MARC, and Dublin Core
  • Proficiency using MS Office software (Word, Excel, Access) and Adobe software (Acrobat and Photoshop)
  • Strong service orientation, positive interpersonal skills, and willingness to collaborate in a team environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Some tasks require prolonged sitting (chiefly at a computer terminal) and lifting up to 50 pounds

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate coursework relevant to archival management or through the Society of American Archivists
  • Experience providing reference assistance in a special collections/archives
  • Experience with a collection management system such as ArchivesSpace or Archivist's Toolkit
  • Proficiency using software such as OCLC, an ILS such as III Sierra, and a digital repository such as DSpace, bepress, Islandora, or Hydra

This is a full-time, 12-month position with partial benefits including health insurance. 

Lafayette College is located in Easton, PA, 70 miles west of New York City, 60 miles north of Philadelphia, and 35 miles south of the scenic Pocono Mountains. Overlooking the Delaware River, Easton offers direct access to the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, including the D & L Canal Trail for biking and hiking. As part of the culturally vibrant Lehigh Valley with neighboring cities Bethlehem and Allentown, Easton is home to a dynamic restaurant culture, annual festivals, a historic farmers' market, and arts institutions such as the Karl Stirner Arts Trail.

For consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter addressing job qualifications and the names of three professional references to Anne Houston, Dean of Libraries, via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/54809. Review of applications will begin mid-October and on-campus interviews will take place in November. The position will start Jan. 2, 2019. 

Lafayette College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, religion, age, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any characteristic protected by law, in its educational programs and activities, admissions, or employment, as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable laws and College policies. Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

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

Brockton Public Library System

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

Step 1       Step 2      Step 3       Step 4    Step 5       Step 6        Step 7       Step 8

41,997      24,957     43920       46,205       48,727      50,367       53,174      58,373

 

Duties:

  • Trains and supervises subordinate departmental personnel (Staff and volunteers)
  • Assists in developing print and non-print collection for Main Library's children's room including: selecting titles, weeding, evaluating donations, and assessing mending needs
  • Provides reference and readers' advisory service to patrons 
  • Prepares readers advisory materials and aids
  • Plans, promotes, and conducts storytelling sessions and other special events for children
  • Assists patrons and staff in using computer resources
  • Works with public and private schools
  • Performs community outreach activities involving children
  • Inputs or over sees the inputting of data into the OCLN database
  • Provides a wide range of circulation services: charges, renews, reserves, and shelves library materials; issues library cards; processes overdue notices and reports
  • Maintains displays and exhibits
  • Assists in the development of library policies and procedures
  • Serves on professional and network committees
  • Substitutes in any department or at any Branch Library when circumstances call for such a temporary transfer
  • May be required to serve as "Librarian in Charge" in the absence of the Assistant Library Director and Library Director
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Head of Children's Services, Assistant Library Director or Library Director

 

Qualifications:

  • MLS or Master of Education in Library Media Studies candidate required, MLS or Master of Education in Library Media Studies preferred (if candidate, must receive degree within 5 years of appointment)
  • Knowledge of children's literature and reference sources required
  • Experience in children's programming preferred
  • Technical skills searching the Internet, on-line services and CD ROM products required
  • Ability to train and supervise assigned employees and /or volunteers
  • Ability to relate to children, parents, teachers and staff with professional friendliness, patience, tact and resourcefulness
  • Ability to converse in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Creole or another language spoken by one of Brockton's linguistic minority communities desirable

 

Benefits:

The position is covered under the terms of the contract with the Brockton Public Library Employees' Association, SEIU, Local 888. Interested applicants should forward a letter of application and resume by to: Paul Engle, Library Director, Brockton Public Library, 304 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301 or by email: pengle@cobma.us. The City of Brockton requires residency within one year of appointment and must remain a resident for 7 years. 

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Reference Librarian, Brockton Public Library, Brockton, MA

Brockton Public Library System

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

 

Step 1       Step 2      Step 3      Step 4     Step 5       Step 6     Step 7       Step 8

41,997      42,957     43,920     46,205     48,727      50,367    53,174      56,373

 

Duties:

  • Actively assists adult and young adult patrons in using print, non-print and electronic resources to secure information
  • Selects and weeds non-fiction books and non-print material in designated areas
  • Reviews, selects, and updates bookmarked Internet sites
  • Participates in decisions regarding uses of electronic technology
  • Assists patrons in using computer resources
  • Researches obituary information
  • Prepares readers' advisory materials and aids
  • Works with community, agencies and groups to enable the library to better serve patrons
  • Inputs data in the OCLN database
  • Maintains displays and exhibits
  • Participates in workshop and training opportunities
  • Serves on professional and network committees
  • May be required to serve as "Librarian in Charge" in the absence of Supervisors, Assistant Library Director or the Library Director.

 

Qualifications:

  • MLS candidate required, MLS preferred (if candidate, must receive degree within 5 years of appointment)
  • Technical skills searching the Internet and on-line services required
  • Ability to train and supervise assigned employees and/or volunteers
  • Ability to relate to patrons and staff with professional friendliness, patience, tact and resourcefulness
  • Ability to converse in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Creole or another language spoken by one of Brockton's linguistic minority population desirable

 

Benefits:

The position is covered under the terms of the contract with the Brockton Public Library Employees' Association, SEIU, Local 888. Interested applicants should forward a letter of application and resume by to: Paul Engle, Library Director, Brockton Public Library, 304 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301 or by email: pengle@cobma.us by open until filled. The City of Brockton requires residency within one year of appointment and must remain a resident for 7 years. Finalists will be subject to a Criminal Record Information (CORI) check, and the City of Brockton is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Health Sciences & Technology Librarian, Marshall B. Ketchum University, Fullerton, CA

Health Sciences and Technology Librarian

JOB SUMMARY

The Health Sciences and Technology Librarian is responsible for developing instruction for the University community in information resources, databases, and bibliographic software. The Librarian is responsible for maintaining access to electronic resources, including the website, EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), and the Integrated Library System. The Librarian reports directly to the Library Director.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manages the library in the absence of the Director.
  • Has knowledge of optometry, physician assistant, pharmacy, and health sciences literature and resources.
  • Develops and instructs Optometry and Physician Assistant classes in information literacy, the use of new technologies, EndNote and other school approved software. Creates lesson plans, handouts and presentations for in-class instruction.
  • Provides one-on-one teaching sessions, specialized search assistance, and builds relationships with Optometry and Physician Assistant faculty, staff, and students in order to support all research endeavors.
  • Provides reference updates and evidence-based literature to university faculty to support the development and delivery of primarily Optometry and Physician Assistant professional standards, protocols, and information.
  • Assists Director with Optometry and Physician Assistant collection development - research, documentation and processing titles in new areas as needed to expand Library holdings. Research and maintain new and evolving Pharmacy resources. Make recommendations to Director for purchase.
  • Creates and develops subject guides, instructional materials, and web tutorials for the library website. Records and edits tutorials on screencast software.  Maintains and troubleshoots technical issues related to the library website. Analyzes website analytics.
  • Updates and maintains electronic resources on the library's website.
  • Implements and maintains new and current library technologies and resources.
  • Acts as the library liaison with the IT department for IT issues.
  • Updates and manages library's Integrated Library System (ILS). Coordinates ILS updates with the software provider, library and IT department. Acts as the liaison between the IT Department, software provider and library for any technical support related questions and/or problems.
  • Organizes, updates, and maintains the EBSCO Discovery Service platform (EDS), including exporting and uploading MARC records from the ILS on a weekly and monthly basis. Updates holdings information and monitors access ensuring custom links, catalog, and Full-Text Finder are functioning properly. Troubleshoots issues with EDS as they arise and acts as first point-of-contact with EDS Support and IT staff.
  • Responsible for the operation of interlibrary loans including: searching, requesting, tracking; processing all orders; returning all loaned items and communicating with borrowers. Also responsible in monitoring the Electronic Fund Transfer Service (EFTS) account is reconciled and audited.
  • Develop outreach activities and communication to promote library programming, resources, and services.
  • Attends professional library conferences, seminars, and network committees; reads professional literature; attends and participates in staff meeting discussions. Completes special projects and tasks.

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

The incumbent must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:

  • Research and information gathering systems and methods.
  • Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS, as well as experience using content management software.
  • Keeps current of all new technological processes, trends, equipment and Information resources of the Internet and other electronic databases.

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

The minimum amount of education that an individual needs in order to successfully perform the

essential duties of the position is:

  • Master's degree in Library Science (M.L.I.S) or equivalent from an ALA accredited library school.
  • Three to Five years of relevant experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

Located in Fullerton, CA, Marshall B. Ketchum University is an independent, private, non-profit, accredited educational institution. MBKU is home to the Southern California College of Optometry, the School of Physician Assistant Studies and College of Pharmacy. Named after the founder of the optometric institution in 1904, the change to the University structure addresses the growing demand for highly skilled health care professionals. The University's Southern California College of Optometry confers a Doctor of Optometry (OD) and a Master of Science in Vision Science (MS) degree. MBKU's School of Physician Assistant Studies under the College of Health Sciences awards a Master of Medical Sciences (MMS) degree. MBKU's College of Pharmacy welcomed its first class in the fall of 2016 and will award a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree. MBKU owns and operates two premier eye and vision care centers: the University Eye Center at Ketchum Health and the University Eye Center at Los Angeles.

 

BENEFITS

MBKU provides an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, and life insurance, free vision exams, short and long term disability, generous paid time off plans, a university-sponsored retirement plan with a 9% contribution and an on-site fitness center located on the Fullerton campus. See our website under Employment for more details regarding benefits of working for MBKU (www.ketchum.edu).

 

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates, please resume to scottjohnson@ketchum.edu. Position is open until filled. MBKU is an equal opportunity employer; requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. 

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Information Research Assistant, Munson Healthcare, Traverse City, MI

Munson Healthcare, located in Traverse City, Michigan, has an immediate opening for a full time Information Research Assistant. This is a benefited position. Work hours are Monday-Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm. Salary range is $19.27- $30.1l. For a complete job description and/or to apply online go to: https://www.munsonhealthcare.org/careers/careers-home

 

SUMMARY 

The Information Research Assistant (IRA) is responsible for the daily support functions of the department.  This includes but is not limited to:  serials management, circulation system services, Document Delivery, information literacy instruction, current awareness services, acquisitions, cataloging, Information Desk reception, and oversight of clerical and volunteer staff as applicable.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in the Health Sciences
  • Minimum of two years' experience in an academic medical center, hospital or community health library

 

Skills & Abilities 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of information management hardware and software applications
  • Ability to provide information literacy instruction
  • Knowledge of Windows environment, Microsoft Office Suite for word processing, database management and spread sheet applications
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Communication: ability to demonstrate interpersonal and collaborative communication skills and convey complex concepts
  • Leadership skills: ability to adapt to change in a fast-paced service oriented information environment and to effectively work with a team of diverse individuals with varying skill sets
  • Analytical thinking and decisive judgment: ability to analyze issues and problems systematically, gather broad and balanced input, draw sound conclusions and translate conclusions into timely decisions and actions
  • Teamwork: ability to collaborate within own unit and across boundaries; acknowledge others' contributions; work effectively with others; and be willing to seek help as needed
  • Learning and knowledge sharing: open to new ideas; shares own knowledge; applies knowledge in daily work; builds partnerships for learning and knowledge sharing

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Archivist, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

Boston Children's Hospital is hiring!  Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to alina.morris@childrens.harvard.edu AND apply online here.


Status: Part Time

Standard Hours per Week: 16

 

Archivist

At Boston Children's Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It's in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness and in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Medical Library and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.

 

The Archivist under the supervision of the Archives Program Manager is responsible for assisting in the planning and implementation of the activities of the Boston Children's Hospital Archives Program, including selection, arrangement description, reference and outreach. This includes organizing, preserving, and making accessible materials that are of significant and lasting historical value to Boston Children's Hospital, providing reference assistance to internal and external patrons, supplying collection materials and/or information requested according to archives policies, monitoring use of the materials, and making reproductions in appropriate formats. The position also assists with scanning, rehousing and preparing collections for offsite storage, transferring records from hospital offices, and archival processing according to established archival standards and internal procedures which are detailed in written policies. The Archivist will also perform outreach activities such as planning exhibits and providing guided walking history tours of the hospital's main campus.

The Archivist will be responsible for:

  • Applying professional standards to the processing, arrangement and preservation of records.
  • Responding to research requests from hospital staff and public.
  • Planning and implement online and physical archive exhibits.
  • Conducting walking history tours of the Longwood campus, and may be asked to provide history-based talks and presentations.
  • Assisting with scanning, rehousing, and preparing collections for offsite storage.
  • Maintaining statistics on materials accessioned and research requests completed.

 

To qualify you must have:

  • A degree in archival administration or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience is required.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills; attention to accuracy and detail is essential.
  • The ability to work independently and collaboratively with colleagues, students, faculty and medical staff in a dynamic multicultural environment.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to interact tactfully and knowledgeably with a diverse group of medical professionals and hospital administration.
  • A desire to work in a fast paced, highly demanding and dynamic environment.

Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.

 

Boston Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

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Secondary Librarian, International School of Boston, Cambridge, MA

The International School of Boston is looking for a Secondary Librarian for its Cambridge campus to begin October 1st , preferably. ISB has a dual-language, French and English, program. 

Our graduates either follow a program leading to the International Baccalaureate or the French Baccalaureate. Therefore, knowledge of French is a plus but not required.

For more information, please or to apply please contact Peggy Kirkpatrick at pkirkpatrick@isbos.org

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Library Director, Petersburgh Public Library, Petersburgh, NY

The Petersburgh Public Library, a municipal library serving a population of approximately 1,500 residents in Eastern Rensselaer County, is accepting applications for the position of Library Director. The Library Director works under the general direction of the Library Board of Trustees and is responsible for day-to-day operations of the library.

The Board is seeking an energetic and book-passionate person with administrative experienceLibrary experience will be a considered a plus and preference will be given to a Petersburgh resident. The position requires a two year college degree or equivalent.

This is a part-time position working twenty-four hour per week with a starting salary of $21,000 per annum. The position will start November 1, 2018. 

Please send a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three professional references by the submission deadline of October 15, 2018.

Submissions via US mail should be addressed to JOB SEARCH, Petersburgh Public Library, PO Box 250, Petersburgh, NY 12138.

Submissions via email should be sent to jobsearch@petersburghpubliclibrary.org

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Assistant Professor, Urban Futures & Communication, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

The Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a communication scholar whose research and teaching focus on urban communication, environmental communication, and/or civics and governance in 'smart cities'. We seek theoretical and methodological innovation in researching the constitutive role of communication and information infrastructures in people's experience of the built environment. We seek a colleague whose work complements and extends the traditions in the department, which include digital media and public participation, cultural production and social inequality, and postcoloniality.

Additionally, the Department is interested in candidates who have demonstrated ability to contribute to the inclusive excellence and diversity mission of the department, college and university in research, teaching, and/or outreach. The rank will be at the Assistant Professor level. The position will begin Sept. 1, 2019 and will include responsibilities for teaching and supervision at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The ability to collaborate on and eventually lead interdisciplinary, grant-funded projects is desirable.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a letter of interest, a CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and one article-length example of research, and names and contact information for three references. All materials should be submitted through the online website.

A completed PhD in Communication or closely allied field is required by the start of the appointment.

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

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Digital Asset Manager, Bynder, Boston, MA

Company Description

Bynder is the fastest way to professionally manage digital files. Its award-winning digital asset management (DAM) platform offers marketers a smart way to find and share creative files such as graphics, videos and documents.

Thousands of brand managers, marketers and creatives from global organizations like PUMA, innocent drinks and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines use Bynder to organize company files; edit and approve projects in real time; auto-format and resize files; and make the right content available to others at the click of a button.

Founded in 2013 by CEO Chris Hall, Bynder has offices located in The Netherlands, USA, Spain, UK and UAE. For more information, visit www.bynder.com or follow Bynder on Twitter @Bynder.

 

Job Description

The digital asset manager will collaborate with key members of the business to create the digital asset management strategy and vision for Bynder, which will ultimately support the company's strategic objectives and goals.  From this vision, the DAM manager will develop an integrated, prioritized strategic DAM program for the company that will deliver capabilities to drive efficiencies, effectiveness, and revenue growth. 

The person in this role will partner with other leaders across various teams including marketing, sales, executive leadership, internal communications, IT, development and onboarding to design, implement and continuously improve the Bynder Brand Portal.   Effective digital asset management solutions include people, process, and technology to realize the business outcomes. While the role may be referred to as a digital asset management role, it can also include elements of knowledge management and creative workflow management at times.

This role will serve as the face of digital asset management (DAM), acting as a change agent and lead proponent for DAM capabilities and processes. The future-state capability is intended to support content development, curation, and publishing, as well as improved auditability, tracking, risk management, and business operations efficiency and agility.

 

Qualifications

  • +1 year experience managing a DAM system

  • Familiarity with SaaS/working in the cloud

  • Experience in project management or technology-related implementations

  • BA/BS

  • MLIS desired, not required

  • Travel up to 10%

 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Create DAM program & vision roadmap

  • Work cross-departmentally to roll out DAM projects

  • Report and share DAM program KPIs

  • Define and implement metadata, taxonomy and asset ingestion guidelines

Additional Information

What We Offer

  • Room to advance in a high-growth tech company
  • Unlimited Vacation 
  • Healthcare coverage 
  • 401k Match (dollar for dollar up to 6%)
  • Personal Development Opportunities
  • Office in Fort Point, near the burgeoning Seaport District
  • A light-hearted and fun work environment

 

Why you'll love Bynder!

At Bynder, innovation is in our DNA. We've worked hard to build an environment that promotes creative thinking and self-initiative within a culture of fun. It's common to find colleagues hanging out after work - if you believe in "be nice, work hard, have fun", you'll have an office full of friends.

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Adult Services Librarian, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT

Adult Services Librarian, Part-time  - The Fairfield Public Library in Fairfield, CT is seeking highly professional part-time adult services librarians at both the Main Library and the Fairfield Woods Branch Library. Hours vary, but availability for evenings and weekends is necessary. 

Duties include: working the information desk providing reference services, reader's advisory, trouble-shooting patron's device questions, instruction of database and digital resources and library catalog, as well as other related duties. SirsiDynix Symphony experience is preferred, but not required. 

MLS Salary: $27.59/hr., no benefits. Strong customer service orientation and MLS required however MLS candidates nearing graduation will be considered.

Send a resume and cover letter to Fairfield Public Library, Philip Bahr - Adult Services Department, 1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield CT 06824 or submit via email: pbahr@fplct.org

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Open Rank Faculty Position, IU School of Informatics and Computing, Indianapolis, IN

The Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing - IUPUI invites applications for one tenured or tenure-track faculty position (open rank) in the Department of Library and Information Science (LIS). The appointment will begin August 1, 2019 at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus. Exceptional teachers and researchers are being sought. The LIS Department is developing undergraduate applied data science programs, collaborates on graduate data science initiatives, and has an ALA accredited Master of Library Science degree program delivered through online methods. 

Areas of special interest include but not limited to:

  • Children/youth services
  • Digital youth
  • Youth STEM education
  • Youth and Technology

The department collaborates closely with the Human Centered Computing and the BioHealth Informatics Departments in the application of technology to address information needs.

By strengthening or complementing existing faculty in the department and school, ideal candidates will use creative, innovative approaches and technologies to address fundamental information challenges with broad societal impact and have the potential to leverage the strengths of the IUPUI campus, including its unique location in downtown Indianapolis, interdisciplinary and collaborative environment and nation-wide leadership in the health and life sciences. The IUPUI campus values civic engagement.

Submit PDF files containing

  1. curriculum vitae,
  2. cover letter, 
  3. descriptions of professional experience and teaching experience ("Other" in the list of required application documents);
  4. research areas ("Research Agenda" in the list of required application documents), including two papers that best represent the qualifications of the candidate) and
  5. the names and contact information of three references (for assistant professor rank; six references for associate or full rank/with tenure) at <>. For an appointment to be made with tenure, additional materials will be requested.

To ensure full consideration, please submit your application materials by December 1, 2018. However, the position will remain open until filled.

Basic Qualifications    

  • Ph.D. in Library or Information Science, Education Technology, Digital Humanities, or related fields. Applicants must have completed their degree by the date of appointment.
  • Assistant rank: Ability to develop a record of research productivity with emerging national impact.
  • Associate or full rank: Demonstrated record of funded research resulting in high-impact scholarly contributions; research team leadership. The ability to secure external funding will be considered a strong competitive advantage in the assessment of the candidates.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, mentor, and interact effectively with students in an online program.

 

Department Contact for Questions    

Questions pertaining to these positions can be directed to the Chair of the search committee, Dr. Ayoung Yoon, ayyoon@iupui.edu.

 

The search committee will also be available to meet with candidates who have applied for this position during the ASIS&T conference 2018.

 

Indiana University is an equal employment and Affirmative Action Employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

To Apply: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/6468

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Head Librarian/Director, Highgate Library and Community Center, Highgate, VT

HIGHGATE LIBRARY AND COMMUNITY CENTER

Highgate, Vermont

is seeking

HEAD LIBRARIAN/DIRECTOR

to manage employees and volunteers, manage library collections, and maintain responsibility of administrative work. This person will plan, manage, and direct the operations, programs, services, and personnel of the Highgate Library and Community Center.

Duties would include, but not be limited to, directing operations of library programs, providing support to the Trustees, working with Trustees to set short and long term goals for the library, and working towards their execution, oversees personnel administration, and advocating on behalf of the library.

The candidate must be an effective manager, have strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and be knowledgeable of the workings of libraries. They should also be creative, enthusiastic, flexible, able to work with diverse groups, resourceful, searching for and open to new and different ideas, and well read. Should possess a Certificate of Public Librarianship or a degree in Library Sciences. Prefer 5 years of library experience, with at least 2 years in a supervisory capacity. Shall have excellent public speaking, written, and oral communication skills. Will recognize the tremendous opportunities arising in Highgate and work to build partnerships, market the library operations and be responsive to community needs.

Pay is commensurate with qualifications and or formal experience.

Please submit resume, cover letter, and references by Monday September 17 to: Rebecca Howrigan via email rebecca.howrigan@gmail.com

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Librarian II, Technical Services & Technology Librarian, Westborough Public Library, Westborough, MA

The Westborough Public Library is seeking applications from qualified individuals for the full-time position of Librarian II, Technical Services & Technology Librarian.

Westborough is a dynamic, diverse town of about 19,000 located 30 miles west of Boston. In 2015 it was ranked #14 on Money magazine's best places to live in the country, and its schools are consistently ranked among the top districts in the Commonwealth. Its proximity to the Mass Pike and Routes 9 and 495 has made it attractive for businesses and commuters, and an MBTA commuter rail station makes it easy to travel to Boston, Worcester, and beyond.

Applicants must have a thorough knowledge of cataloging library materials using AACR2 and Dewey classification, and copy cataloging of MARC records. Knowledge of the Evergreen ILS is highly desirable but experience with other ILS systems will be considered.

Technology skills are essential to this position, since the applicant will manage the library's IT hardware and software, update the library website, calendar, and social media; and assist in selection of online resources.

This position also includes acquisitions, weeding, Reference Desk coverage, and presentation of classes for the public and staff.

Applicants shall possess a Master's degree in Library Science (M.L.S.) from an ALA-accredited college or university and two years of related public library experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. The position requires day, evening and weekend hours.

A thorough job description may be obtained on the Town of Westborough Human Resources website at https://www.town.westborough.ma.us/human-resources/pages/employment-opportunities

This is a 40 hour per week union position, N-17, with a starting salary of $54,444 per year. Interested persons should submit a resume and cover letter or an application with cover letter to Kristi Williams, Assistant Town Manager, 34 West Main Street, Westborough, MA 01581 by September 28, 2018.

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Processing Archivist, Yale, 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.

Reporting to the Assistant Head of the Manuscript Unit for Processing, the Processing Archivist processes and catalogs archival and manuscript material in the fields of American and modern European literature, history, and the humanities from the eighteenth through the twenty-first centuries. Prepares finding aids according to relevant standards and established local practice, including using ArchivesSpace. Performs original cataloging in the MARC format for the library's online catalog. Plans, directs, and reviews work of processing assistants and student assistants. Assists in the preservation assessment of collections and in the selection of materials for conservation treatment. Assists in the ongoing development of the unit's processing and cataloging procedures for archival collections. Completes special projects as assigned. Contributes to Yale University Library and University-wide initiatives and is expected to be active professionally.

The Manuscript Unit is a division of the Technical Services Department. The Manuscript Unit supports the Beinecke Library's robust acquisition program and is responsible for the accessioning, processing, and cataloging of the library's manuscript collections. The manuscript collections range from ancient papyri and medieval manuscripts to twenty-first century literary archives. Particular collecting strengths include history of the American West, African American arts and letters, and twentieth-century literary and artistic movements. In addition to literary and historical manuscripts, formats include photography and artwork, audio and moving image recordings, born-digital files, and music.

The Beinecke Library is Yale's principal repository for literary archives, early manuscripts, and rare books. One of the great collections in North America, the Beinecke collections are internationally known and heavily used by scholars from around the world. For further information about the Beinecke Library, consult the library's web site at: http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/.

Qualified individuals new to the library profession are welcome to apply.

Job Qualifications:

Required Education, Skills and Experience: 

  1. Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree, with formal training in archival theory and practice. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in museum studies or a related discipline in the humanities or social sciences may be substituted for a master's degree in library science.
  2. Experience arranging and describing or providing public services for manuscript and/or archival collections.
  3. Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice may be substituted for formal training.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials.
  6. Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library management systems.
  7. Demonstrated job or school experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections.
  8. Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
  9. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.

Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title).

Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html

 

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Strong knowledge of American or European literature or history, and broad knowledge in the humanities, as demonstrated through academic degrees or an equivalent combination of training or experience.

 

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Good reading knowledge of at least one modern European or other non-English language.

 

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: Experience processing manuscripts and archival collections. Graduate-level training in American or European history or literature. Experience using ArchivesSpace. Experience creating original MARC catalog records for manuscript material.

 

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 Beinecke Library is Yale's principal repository for literary archives, early manuscripts, and rare books. One of the great collections in North America, the Beinecke collections are internationally known and heavily used by scholars from around the world. For further information about the Beinecke Library, consult the library's web site at: http://www.library.yale.edu/beinecke.

 

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.

 

Application Instructions:

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 https://bit.ly/2MXQ4s0

 

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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Ambassador Volunteers, NELA/RILA Conference, Warwick, RI

2018 NELA/RILA Conference - Ambassador Volunteers Needed

**Early Bird Pricing Ends Friday, Sept. 14th!**

There is no better way to get involved in NELA and learn the ropes than to volunteer!  There are many ways to volunteer - taking photos of the programs, helping at the registration desk, and even working with the speakers at specific programs.

Volunteer jobs available:

  • Program Helper - assist program speakers in setting up and help with questions
  • Registration Table Helper - check in conference attendees & help with questions
  • Exhibitor Hall Helper - check in exhibitor attendees & help with questions
  • Conference Photographer - take photos of the conference for a shift or two

 

Benefits:
  • Work with really great librarians from all over New England
  • Learn about the fun dynamics & inner workings of a library conference
  • Give back to an organization that you love 


Fill out this form and volunteer for an hour or two or a whole day, if you'd like.  I'll get back to you by October 1 with more information and an assignment.  

Haven't registered for conference yet? What are you waiting for?! You can visit our conference website for more conference details and information and register directly by clicking HERE.

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Faculty Positions, School of Information, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

The School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for four new full-time, tenured/tenure-track faculty positions to start in Fall 2019 or earlier, depending on applicant availability. The rank of each of the positions is specified in the details for that position; rank and salary for successful candidates will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. For details, please visit: https://www.ischool.utexas.edu/facultysearch
The four positions include:
  • A Full Professor to hold the endowed Bill and Lewis Suit Professor of Information Technology. This endowed professorship offers a competitive salary and an annual research allowance of approximately $15k. We are particularly seeking a senior scholar with a distinguished track record in information/informatics research in the areas of health, medicine, and/or medical organizations, although exceptional scholars in other areas will also be considered. If you have any questions about this position, please feel free to contact the search committee chair, Dr. Bo Xie, at boxie@utexas.edu
  • A Tenured Faculty Member, concurrently appointed as Associate Dean for Education, who will be appointed in a 9-month tenured faculty appointment (either as an associate or full professor, depending on current qualifications and experience) at 0.5 FTE and an administrative (12-month) capacity at 0.5 FTE. We are particularly seeking an established exceptional scholar with an active research program who is also an administrator with a proven track record in developing innovative cross-disciplinary teaching programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Areas of research and teaching focus are open, but should complement the existing strengths of the iSchool. If you have any questions about this position, please feel free to contact the search committee chair, Dr. Yan Zhang, at yanz@ischool.utexas.edu
  • A Tenured Faculty Member, concurrently appointed as Associate Dean for Research, who will be appointed in a 9-month tenured faculty appointment (either as an associate or full professor, depending on current qualifications and experience) at 0.5 FTE and an administrative (12-month) capacity at 0.5 FTE. We are particularly seeking an established exceptional scholar with an active research program who is also an administrator with a proven track record in writing, securing, administering, and disseminating grant-funded research, and leading others in becoming similarly successful. Areas of research and teaching focus are open, but should complement the existing strengths of the iSchool. If you have any questions about this position, please feel free to contact the search committee chair, Dr. Ken Fleischmann, at kfleisch@ischool.utexas.edu
  • An Assistant Professor in the early stages of their career who demonstrates exceptional potential as a scholar and researcher. Specific areas of research and teaching focus are open, but should complement the existing strengths of the iSchool. If you have any questions about this position, please feel free to contact the search committee chair, Dr. Pat Galloway, at galloway@ischool.utexas.edu
For all of the above positions, we only seek candidates with excellent research, teaching, and leadership abilities and a commitment to shaping the future of the UT Austin iSchool and the field of information more broadly. For more information about each of these positions and to apply, please visit: https://www.ischool.utexas.edu/facultysearch

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Digital Projects Assistant, CfA Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

The CfA Library will have an opening for a Digital Projects Assistant starting October 1st. The position will involve a mixture of assisting with day-to-day tasks (e.g. shelving, circulation) and supporting digital projects. 
Having some technical skills (e.g. Python, HTML/CSS, SQL) ahead of time is helpful, but not a requirement as students will learn these and other technologies as part of their work.  Many of the students who have worked with us have started at a basic level and are now using these and similar technologies in their work.
Applications must be submitted by September 21st. The goal is for the student to start as soon as possible.
    17 hrs/wk @ $15/hr
    Flexible schedule
To apply send a cover letter and resume to: daina.bouquin@cfa.harvard.edu

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Circulation Assistant, Seabrook Library, Seabrook, NH

Seabrook Library - Immediate opening 

 

JOB TITLE:  Circulation Assistant

 

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.

 

28 hours per week, Monday & Wednesday 12-8 pm, Friday 10-6 pm, and Saturday 9-1 (except July and August)

$15.00 per hour

Possibility of FT after Jan. 1, 2019.

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Programming & Technology Librarian, Storrs Library, Longmeadow, MA

PROGRAMMING & TECHNOLOGY LIBRARIAN

The Town of Longmeadow is seeking a full-time, energetic and experienced professional librarian to manage a range of information, programming, and technology services at Storrs Library. The Programming & Technology Librarian provides reference and reader's advisory services, program development, marketing, and implementation, actively engages in outreach programs, including the Storrs Library BookBike, participates in collection development, technology support, and supervision of both staff and volunteers. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated proficiency in current and emerging trends in library technologies including databases, digital content, ILS systems such as Evergreen, social media applications, and most importantly a commitment to exemplary patron service. The schedule includes some evenings and a rotating Saturday shift. Essential qualifications include a MLS from an ALA-accredited program, 3 years public library experience, and excellent planning & communications skills.

Salary DOQ/DOE. Please send a letter of interest, resume, and 3 professional references to: Erica Gelinas, Human Resource Manager, 735 Longmeadow St., Suite 102, Longmeadow, MA 01106 or egelinas@longmeadow.org, by XXX date at noon. Town of Longmeadow is an AA/EOE.

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Records Management Assistant, Massachusetts Port Authority, Boston, MA

Description

The Records Management Assistant at the Massachusetts Port Authority reviews agency documents for accuracy before filming and prepares documents for filming to ensure Massport's compliance with policies and procedures and provides light maintenance to copier equipment.

Essential Tasks of the Job

  • Assists departments with inquiries regarding Records Management policies based on the Massachusetts Statewide Records Retention Schedule. 
  • Review and conduct internal and external requests for current records management system and future enterprise content management system. Including responding to, obtaining further information, as required, collating responses, and escalating where applicable.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with individuals throughout the Authority on data and records management matters. Input and ensure the accuracy of information entered into current system, on a department level.
  • Assist supervisor with developing specific power point presentations for Records Management meetings with departments.
  • Ability to research the Statewide Records Retention Schedule as needed for internal department support regarding state regulations.
  • Revises forms and internal records management system to accommodate changes related to storage of records either in paper or in electronic format.
  • Communicate and work with each units Records Liaisons throughout the Authority.
  • Maintain off-site storage database.
  • Accesses database for box inquires for all departments.
  • Inputs all data from transmittal form to database and ensures that the accuracy of all information. 
  • Facilitates the transfer of all paper files to off-site storage, ensuring internal department follows all procedures. Provide support for department training on forms.
  • Processes and ensures delivery for all empty boxes/supplies using the Statewide Records Retention Schedule.
  • Maintain copier equipment.
  • Responds to department requests for service calls, which may require troubleshooting with equipment and department staff.
  • Clears copier jams and perform minor maintenance.
  • Contacts service companies for major maintenance and provides information relative to service needs, including follow-up in copier database.
  • Responsible for input and accuracy of copier service logs.
  • Orders all toner / supplies for copiers and maintains inventory.
  • Perform administrative functions.
  • Provides administrative support to Records Management Supervisor. Assist with special projects that require research or other responsibilities as needed.
  • Gathers and prepares report for toner supplies, off-site storage and various other monthly reports as directed by Records Supervisor.
  • Operates the microfilm reader-printer, assist departments as required.
  • Provides coverage/back-up when required for Central Services / A & F administrator, which includes pool vehicle assistance and catering requests. 


SECONDARY JOB TASKS:
Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.

Job Requirements and Qualifications

EDUCATION LEVEL: Associate's degree preferred; ability to read and demonstrate basic oral, written and mathematical skills.

EXPERIENCE IN FIELD: 2 - 4 years of relevant experience in information governance / records management (ideally in areas such as, data / records management or enterprise document content management).

UNIQUE EXPERTISE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATIONS:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office; especially Excel and Power Point application.
  • Ability to pass a Massport controlled substances test and security background checks.
  • Ability to work effectively, both independently and within a team.

Supplemental Information

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Environmental Parameters: Ability to work in an office environment and at all Massport locations as needed.

Physical Demands:

Strength: Must be able to exert 10 pounds.

Type: Ability to perform administrative duties, typing, filing, bending over to low files, reaching high files. 
 
WORK SCHEDULE:  Ability to work a 37.5 hour work week. Ability to work additional hours as workload demands.
 

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Data Services Librarian, New York University, New York City, NY

Job Posting: Data Services Librarian at New York University (NYU)
Apply: apply.interfolio.com/53788

New York University Libraries is seeking a tenure-track faculty librarian to support the needs of data-intensive research and teaching across a wide range of social sciences, humanities, and sciences disciplines at NYU. This individual works as part of a team to grow and sustain a rapidly evolving set of services that supports researchers across the full data lifecycle, including data finding and access; statistical, geospatial, qualitative, and text data analysis training and consultation; and data management, preservation, and publication.  
The Data Services Librarian plays a key role in building rich data collections for the libraries, working in close collaboration with other specialists to select, acquire, and manage tabular, text-based, and data materials to support campus research and scholarship in the social sciences and humanities. This person works in tandem with technologists, metadata architects, and developers within NYU Libraries to maintain and improve systems for description, storage, discovery, and access to tabular, spatial, and text-corpus data.
This position works to promulgate awareness of our resources and services among faculty and students through outreach activities and in partnership with other providers. The incumbent works closely with colleagues in Data Services and the Librarian for Geospatial Information Systems to deliver data-focused instruction, reference, and consultation activities. Depending upon the background of the candidate, this person may also serve as liaison librarian to one or more programs or departments at the University, selecting materials and providing services to support the research and teaching of faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students in said areas.
The Data Services Librarian participates in library-wide committees, activities, and special projects, especially those involving new technologies and data. The incumbent will develop and maintain awareness of data-centered initiatives across the sciences, attending professional meetings, workshops and conferences for training and continuing professional development. The Data Services Librarian is based in the NYU Data Services, a joint service of the NYU Libraries and NYU Research Technology. This position reports to the Head of Specialized Research Services and Data Services in the Collections and Research Services Division, and operates in close coordination with the Digital Scholarship Services and the Digital Library Technology Services group.
At the Division of Libraries, we are proud of our organizational culture and we are committed to building and sustaining a diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization that supports a sense of belonging for the staff and communities we serve. For more about our values, see http://library.nyu.edu/about/general/values/
About 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 with 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 participate in a variety of consortia and collaborate closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. View NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan.
Qualifications
Required:
  • 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.
  • Academic or professional experience in a social sciences field like politics, sociology, economics, or another field utilizing quantitative methodologies.
  • Basic knowledge of public and proprietary resources for national and international numeric data.
  • Basic knowledge of IT development, programming and/or coding/scripting.
  • Ability to work effectively with patrons and colleagues in a collaborative environment.
  • Reference/consultation, teaching, and/or outreach experience in an academic library.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Strong public service orientation.
Preferred:
  • Experience cleaning and optimizing data in various forms and/or a working knowledge of metadata standards related to the description, access, and preservation of numeric data, (e.g. Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) specification).
  • Experience acquiring or licensing data resources for a library collection.
  • Experience working across organizational boundaries and managing complex stakeholder groups to move projects forward.
  • Proficiency in at least one scripting language such as Python; experience with Bash (shell scripting), JavaScript, and/or Ruby; knowledge of Unix command line utilities, Git, web server administration, and interaction with APIs and database systems.
  • Basic familiarity with software for statistical, geospatial, qualitative, and/or text analysis (e.g. SPSS, Stata, R, ArcGIS, Atlas.ti, NVivo, Mallet).
Apply at: apply.interfolio.com/53788

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Information Services & Technology Librarian, The Farmington Libraries, Farmington, CT

Information Services & Technology Librarian

Full time, 35 hours/week

 

The Farmington Libraries are seeking a creative and enthusiastic individual to work closely with colleagues to deliver service beyond expectations to our active and vibrant community.

 

The Information Services & Technology Librarian is conversant with current technology trends and is responsible for identifying and evaluating new technologies, and designing original programming for one-on-one and small group training for staff and customers alike. Additional responsibilities include: assisting with the development and maintenance of library computers, automation equipment, and Maker Space and Studio software and hardware; assisting customers with reference inquiries and reader's advisory; collection development; passport processing; and introducing new and inventive services to the community while teaching the team those technologies.

 

Qualified applicants must possess exemplary interpersonal skills, and a commitment to teamwork. The successful candidate will be self-motivated and self-directed, with a demonstrated passion for discovering innovative solutions to meet community needs. Knowledge of and experience with current trends in technology including VR, AR and MR as well as maker spaces is needed.   

 

A master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program, and two years of customer service experience are required. Public library experience preferred.  

 

This is a full-time 35-hour per week position with four weeks' vacation, paid sick time, paid holidays, health insurance, and retirement benefits.

 

Compensation based on education and experience. Salary range $49,140 - $61,000.

 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and a brief (500 words or less) essay addressing technology's role in libraries today, to Laura A. Horn, Assistant Director/Head of Information Services via email at lhorn@farmingtonlibraries.org 

No phone calls please. The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 14th. The Farmington Libraries are an EOE/AA employer. 

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Chief Executive Officer, The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY

The Hyde Collection's Board of Directors is pleased to announce their search for the Hyde's next CEO. To continue The Hyde's successful momentum, the Board is looking for an accomplished nonprofit leader with significant CEO tenure(s) who:

  1. Must have a passion for the Arts;
  2. Is confident, competent and demonstrates mature leadership; highly effective with internal and external stakeholders at all levels supporting mutual success - employee, board, member and donor development;
  3. Can demonstrate consistently successful year-over-year financial and operational results for 7 years or more as the CEO of a $1 million-plus nonprofit on the growth curve;
  4. Is a successful development rainmaker with recurring / increasing fundraising results year over year; and
  5. Has dynamic written, verbal and interpersonal skills that produce strategic results - one-on-one, with / in front of small and large stakeholder groups as well as the media and the greater community.

For more a more detailed job posting, requirements and to apply, please visit this link and email address respectively: https://tinyurl.com/y9p7j7wg and search@hydecollection.org. EOE - No phone calls, unsolicited third-party recruiter submissions or third-party recruiters, please.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: Salary depends on experience

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Public Services Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

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The Worcester Public Library is seeking candidates for the position of Public Services Librarian! This position is a professional position under the general direction of the Public Services Coordinator. The incumbent will assist with all aspects of public services in a busy department, including providing customer assistance at various service points. This position participates in development of adult collections, programming and outreach activities, and information literacy instruction. The ideal person in this position will possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills and have experience working with diverse populations in an urban community.

SALARY: $48,359.10 - $69,272.27 annually; $23.17 - $33.19 hourly

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides excellent professional reference and readers' advisory services to the public in person and online

  • Builds, manages and promotes quality collections in all formats in assigned subject areas

  • Participates in the development and implementation of strategic partnerships with community groups, government agencies, and other appropriate organizations

  • Maintains a working knowledge of library resources, and an awareness of new resources and technologies and effectively uses and teaches the library's resources

  • Develops, publicizes, implements and evaluates adult programming, classes and outreach services, including reading discussion groups, library and technology literacy

  • Collaborates with a team of professional and paraprofessional staff and with other city agencies

  • Interprets library services and policies to patrons in a clear and courteous manner

    Contributes to creating an environment oriented to trust, open communication, creative thinking, and cohesive team effort

  • Actively participates in staff development and training opportunities

  • Works at various locations within the library system, including mobile library

    services

    Performs other duties, as assigned, consistent with the functions of the work unit and level of responsibilities

 

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of search skills using paper and electronic resources

  • Ability to initiate, organize, and self-direct work responsibility under moderate supervision

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate with professional and paraprofessional staff about concepts, ideas, and requirements

  • Strong commitment to consistent excellent customer service to a diverse population in an urban environment

  • High level of professionalism and commitment to the organization

  • Embrace opportunities to learn in a fast-paced changing environment

  • Demonstrate proficiency in current and emerging technologies

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Ability to create positive working relationships with a diverse staff

  • Ability to learn and use library technologies

  • Ability to maintain patron confidentiality

  • Ability to push book carts and bins loaded with library materials

  • Ability to reach and retrieve books at high and low shelf heights

  • Ability to stand and or sit for prolonged periods of time

  • Ability to perform bending, stopping, lifting, pushing, and twisting

  • Ability to perform repetitive hand and arm motions for prolonged periods of time

  • Ability to move or lift up to 50 lbs.

    Knowledge of the principles and correct usage of the English language including grammar, punctuation, and spelling

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bilingual

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • MLS from a library school accredited by the American Library Association or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
  • Relevant experience will be considered
  • Includes evening and weekend assignments, and working at other locations
  • Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner. A valid driver's license is required
  • Must pass a Criminal/ Sex Offender Background Check

To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter on or before Friday, September 21, 2018 to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. EOE/ AA employer. Preference is given to Worcester Residents.

The information in this summary indicates the general nature and level of work performed within this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.

The Worcester Public Library makes every effort to support ALA's "Core Competences of Librarianship" http://www.ala.org/educationcareers/careers/corecomp as approved and adopted as policy by the ALA Council, January 27th 2009 and, as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, values diversity and aims to have its workforce reflect the community. The City of Worcester is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Direct inquiries to: City Hall Human Resources 109, 508-799-1030, HR@worcesterma.gov

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Program Assistant, Library Teaching & Learning Program, Hanover, NH

The Library Teaching & Learning program cultivates and advances the Library staff's role in teaching and learning at Dartmouth. Teaching & Learning partners with faculty, staff, and students to foster critical information literacy and lifelong learning.

The Teaching & Learning Assistant supports the program by providing communications support, coordinating Library exhibits featuring intellectual work of the Dartmouth community, supporting the Institute for Writing & Rhetoric program, and providing administrative planning and support for workshops and events.

This is an 18-month term position.

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Interns, Credo Reference, Boston, MA

Would you like to see the scholarly literature completely open to everyone in the world?

My name is John Dove and for a dozen years I helped lead the company, Credo Reference, first as CEO, then later as president, and back in the 90s I served as president of Silverplatter. After retiring from Credo Reference in 2014 I took up the mantle of finding a way to accelerate the transition of scholarly publishing away from the subscription model to the Open Access model.

I now have a small consultancy based in Boston and will only take on clients who have as part of their mission the acceleration of the adoption of Open Access. I tell people that I want to see Open Access in my life time and since I'm 71, that means that I'm in a hurry!

You can be a big help in pulling off that objective. I need help from someone with the instincts and skills of a librarian.

  • Knowledgeable of the goals and principles of Open Access and with a hunger to learn more.
  • Having an appreciation for the work of an electronic resources librarian.  [Some of the projects you'll work on will be to detect the lack of discoverability of open content.]
  • You should already know about library discovery tools, linking technologies like link-resolvers, and some awareness of the specialty discovery and recommendation tools.
  • Your friends, family, and teachers all are impressed with your on-line searching skills and your ability to share those skills with others. 
  • Excellent written communication skills. [Drafting or perfecting communications to academics and others about issues related to how they choose to publish and the importance of archiving their works.]
  • Some experience with library reference would be a plus. Curious almost to a fault; well-organized, yet empathy for others who are not. 
  • It's best if you are knowledgeable about the workings of MicroSoft Office products.

This is a paid internship. Some of the work will be on-sight at Impact/Hub, a Co-working Space in downtown Boston. Some of the work will be on your own.  Comp: $15/hour for on-sight work; $12/hour for off-sight projects. 10-20 hours a week from November to June.

If interested in this opportunity send me a brief resume and include in your e-mail an answer to the question of why this particular internship appeals to you. Be sure to make the subject of your e-mail: "Library Internship in Boston focused on Open Access". I won't read any e-mail that doesn't have that in the subject line.

I plan to make a decision on bringing you on as an intern by November 1st, if not sooner.

 

John G. Dove

John.dove@alzora.org

 

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Library Director, Ames Public Library, Ames, IA

The Ames Public Library Board of Trustees is excited to announce it is accepting applications for the position of Library Director. Applications will be accepted continuously; however, the deadline for the first review of applications is 5:00 p.m. October 1st. 

Applications received after that deadline may be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled.

Under the administrative direction of the Ames Public Library Board of Trustees and in cooperation with city officials, the Library Director plans, directs, and coordinates all Library fiscal, operational and personnel activities to achieve the Library mission, goals and objectives within the context of community need and priorities; performs related work as required.

Plans, directs, coordinates, and assures the efficiency and effectiveness of all Library operations, facilities, services, collections and programs; provides information, alternatives and recommendations regarding policy and service issues to the Library Board; implements Board decisions; develops protocol and procedures for Library operations, services, and programs; develops and implements methods to measure community needs and Library effectiveness; develops and implements short and long term strategic plans; represents the Library in interactions with City administration, including active participation as a member of the City Manager's Executive Leadership Team; prepares and presents reports to the City Manager and City Council.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other governmental agencies, civic and community groups and the general public; acts as liaison with a variety of local, regional and statewide organizations to develop collaborative relationships and promote the goals and objectives of the Library; makes public presentations; responds to public inquiries and complaints; represents the Library in professional organizations and on local boards and committees. 


Directs the selection, training, performance review and discipline of Library employees; develops Library staff as a strong team through leadership, mentoring and providing staff development opportunities; communicates with staff to determine vision and operational needs.

Directs the preparation, presentation, and administration of the Library budget and capital improvement plan; directs the application for grants and county, state and federal funds to enhance Library programs; ensures proper and efficient use of all Library funds; serves as an ex-officio director and administration support for the board of the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation; advocates for the Library's interests with governmental agencies at the county, state, and federal level; ensures compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations.

Each employee is expected to continually strive to bring shared values to life through our Excellence Through People organizational culture. ETP values include committing to continuous improvement, inspiring creativity and innovation, being customer driven, making data-driven decisions, championing employee involvement, striving for excellence, having fiscal stewardship, acting with honesty and integrity, exhibiting leadership, choosing a positive attitude, respecting one another, promoting safety and wellness, and cultivating teamwork. For leaders, this includes creating a work culture that brings these values to life. For all employees, this includes maintaining a Total City Perspective. The purpose of ETP is to deliver exceptional services to the public at the best price, and for employees to experience an enjoyable and stimulating work environment.

Requirements

Education and Experience: Masters of Library Science degree from a graduate school accredited by the American Library Association required. Must have seven years of increasingly responsible experience in public library management, including three years at the senior staff or management level.

Licenses and Certificates: Public Library Certification by the State Library of Iowa (for further information, see www.statelibraryofiowa.org/ld/c-d/cert/director-certification/copy_of_table-layout-director-cert).

Please visit the detailed job posting to view more information regarding the job requirements.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit www.AmesPublicLibrary.org/Director

To apply, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofames/jobs/2178760/library-director

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Librarian, Sierra Conservation Center, Jamestown, CA

Under the supervision of the Supervisor of Academic Instruction, CF, the Librarian, CF is responsible for the provision of all library services to all inmates committed to the Sierra Conservation Center (SCC). The position demands the application of the basic philosophy, principles and theories of library services, evaluation of materials and information, and ability to keep informed of developments in the profession.

The Librarian must have knowledge of the principles, trends and practices of professional library work; understand modern library methods, techniques, terminology, standard reference materials, library tools, guides and indexes, as well as library purposes and organization.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Sierra Conservation Center (SCC) is located in the foothills near Jamestown, California, in the heart of the Mother Lode Gold Country. It is adjacent to the Stanislaus National Forest, offering pine trees, mountain streams, and an abundance of recreational activities (fishing, swimming, camping, skiing, golfing, etc.).The prison is approximately 70 miles from Yosemite National Park.
 
The primary mission of SCC is to provide housing, programs and services for minimum and medium custody inmates, to aid in their rehabilitation. SCC is one of the two prisons in the State responsible for the training and placement of male inmates in the Conservation Camp Program. SCC administers 20 male camps located from Central California to the southern border.
Department Website: http://cdcr.ca.gov
You must submit a transcript (a copy or unofficial version will be accepted) or a copy of your degree with your application. If you do not submit one of these documents, you may be eliminated from the interview process.
  1. Do NOT include ANY confidential information on any documents you submit for a job vacancy, such as your State application, resume, or educational transcripts. Confidential information that should be excluded or removed from these documents includes, but is not limited to, your Social Security Number (SSN), birthdate, student identification number, driver's license number(unless required), basis of eligibility, examination results, LEAP status, marital status, and age. Confidential information on the first page of applications submitted electronically online, such as Easy ID number, SSN, examination related information, and driver's license number will automatically be redacted upon submission.
  2. Possession of Minimum Qualifications will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If you are meeting Minimum Qualifications with education, you must include your unofficial transcripts/diploma for verification. Official transcripts may be required upon appointment. If it is determined a candidate does not meet the Minimum Qualifications, the candidate will be withheld from the eligibility list, rendering them inactive and ineligible to be hired for the position. Candidates who have been withheld may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board.
  3. Candidates new to CDCR or the Division of Juvenile Justice are required to submit to a background investigation process utilizing Live Scan fingerprinting, and Tuberculosis testing prior to appointment followed by departmental annual Tuberculosis testing/evaluation thereafter.

Application Instructions

Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 9/20/2018

 

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply. 

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

 

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Sierra Conservation Center
Attn: Personnel
5100 O'Byrnes Ferry Rd
JamestownCA 95327

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Personnel
5100 O'Byrnes Ferry Road
JamestownCA 95327
07:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
  • Degree and/or School Transcripts
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

 

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Department Website: http://cdcr.ca.gov
Human Resources Contact: 
Josh Fitzwater
(209) 984-5291 ext: 5291
josh.fitzwater@cdcr.ca.gov

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
EEO Coordinator
(209) 984-5291 ext: 6208
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

 

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This position is being re-advertised. If you have already submitted an application you do not need to submit a new one.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

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Community Archives Specialist, USC Libraries, Los Angeles, CA

Community Archives Specialist, University of Southern California (USC) Libraries

Library IT

Los Angeles, California


The University of Southern California (USC) Libraries are seeking an innovative, experienced, and creative Community Archives Specialist to join the USC Libraries as the Community Archives Specialist for a one-year grant funded contract position. The Community Archives Specialist will conduct community outreach to the region's cultural heritage stewards and members of the Los Angeles as Subject research alliance. The successful candidate will assist in the design of a survey tool, assist in its implementation,and conduct community outreach. The Specialist will also serve as the liaison between the LA as Subject community and USC Libraries IT department to develop a new online platform.

THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

The University of Southern California is one of the world's leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, USC has a large number of international students and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge. For more information, visit www.usc.edu.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Assists in the design of study protocols. Recommends methods and procedures for data acquisition, management and quality control. Recommends statistical techniques for data analysis. Contributes to the writing of reports, research papers, articles and other documentation of study results
  • Assists in building and maintaining study samples. Disseminates information about the project. Screens participants by assessing eligibility for research protocols and potential for commitment to project. Develops and implements sample enhancement strategies. Monitors participant progression throughout study and conducts evaluation at end of study
  • Contributes to the documentation and update of study procedures. Coordinates design, revision, approval and production of research instruments and related materials such as consent forms
  • Writes status reports of study efforts and works with investigators on the writing of articles, research papers and other documentation of study results
  • Create assessment tools to capture LA as Subject members understanding of and level of interest in engaging with a new online platform
  • Travel to different archive collection sites across Los Angeles County and neighboring areas
  • Familiarity with content management systems and how their design and architecture affects the discoverability and accessibility of resources
  • Adeptness and flexibility in working with diverse communities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

 

The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

 

Benefits:

USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for employees and their families with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans with employer contributions after six (6) months of employment; tuition benefits for employees and their families; access to professional development opportunities; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses, and tram pick up services at no charge to employees; discounts to a wide variety of cultural, sporting, and other campus events.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum qualifications:

Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree; combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience: 2 years

Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education and experience to be able to advise on project procedures and analysis techniques

Desirable qualifications:

Preferred Education: Master's Degree

Preferred Experience: 3 years or an equivalent community archive experience. Adeptness and flexibility in working with diverse communities.

 

Application Procedure

As part of the application, candidates must upload one document file (Word or PDF) that contains the following:

  1. a cover letter,
  2. Resume (including telephone and e-mail address).

 

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.

Further information is available by contacting uschr@usc.edu.


Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree
Minimum Experience: 2 years
Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education and experience to be able to advise on project procedures and analysis techniques

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Instruction Librarian, University of Houston Libraries, Houston, TX

Responsibilities
The University of Houston seeks a collaborative and learner-centered instruction librarian to join the instruction team within the Liaison Services department. The instruction team coordinates several lower-level undergraduate face-to-face and online library instruction programs and enhances information literacy education to upper-level undergraduate and graduate programs. The Instruction Librarian will contribute significantly to the design, teaching, and assessment of face-to-face and online library instruction curricula for these programs. The incumbent will work with liaison librarians and faculty to integrate information literacy and research skills into departmental curricula. This position will contribute to the instruction team's mentoring and training of librarians on instruction and assessment methods. General responsibilities will include: developing instruction materials for face-to-face and online education, including lesson plans, tutorials, and research guides; teaching information literacy sessions; and contributing to programmatic assessment initiatives. The Instruction Librarian will receive mentorship and training in these areas, and will have the opportunity to build skills for leading programs and initiatives. The position reports to the Coordinator of Instruction. Recent graduates and early career librarians are encouraged to apply.
The University of Houston is a dynamic, forward moving university with goals emphasizing both national research competitiveness and student success. The instruction program is an active collaborator in university student success initiatives. Instruction librarians are expected to proactively develop partnerships with faculty to advance these initiatives and contribute to departmental priorities in alignment with the UH Libraries Strategic Plan 2017-2021.
The Instruction Librarian is a librarian position. Librarians hold academic rank pursuant to the University of Houston Librarians' Bylaws Document. They are expected to develop a record of service, scholarship, and professional development. The UH Libraries support the ongoing professional development of librarians and seek to recruit individuals committed to continuous learning and growth.
Qualifications:
Required -
• Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program
• Ability to work strategically and collaboratively with stakeholders
• Demonstrated excellent communication skills
• Demonstrated interest or coursework in information literacy and library instruction
Preferred -
• Classroom teaching experience
• Demonstrated interest in student success and student learning
• Knowledge of pedagogy, instructional design, or education theory
• Familiarity with student learning assessment practices
• Demonstrated engagement with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education
Salary: $60,000 to $63,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications. Comprehensive benefits package; choice of retirement programs including TIAA-CREF; tax-deferred annuity program available; release time to take a class up to 3 hours/week; no state or local income tax.
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted at: https://libraries.uh.edu/about/employment/instruction-librarian/.
Visit the UH Libraries Employment page for more information: http://libraries.uh.edu/about/employment/. Potential applicants seeking further information should contact Christina Gola, Director of Recruitment and Organizational Learning, at 713-743-9761 or chgola@uh.edu.
Library Information: UH Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, HathiTrust, the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Digital Library Federation, and the Texas Digital Library. The campus libraries provide access to over 3.1 million volumes. The University Libraries' total staff is 160 FTE, including 62 professionals. Additional information about UH Libraries is available at: http://libraries.uh.edu.
The UH Libraries' Strategic Plan 2017-21 focuses on quality collections, research productivity, student success, and transforming library spaces. The complete document is available at: http://libraries.uh.edu/strategic-plan/. The Libraries' Strategic Plan supports an ambitious set of goals adopted by the University and furthers the drive for flagship status: http://www.uh.edu/about/mission/. We seek to recruit librarians who can relate their work to these strategies and understand their role in advancing these strategic imperatives.
University of Houston Libraries respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity. Our organization serves one of the most diverse campuses in the nation and seeks to recruit and retain a similar community of library professionals. We welcome candidates whose experience in libraries, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to excellence in diversity and inclusion.
General Information: The University of Houston campus comprises 14 colleges offering close to 80 degree programs with an enrollment of more than 45,000 students, 7,200 of whom are enrolled in graduate studies.
Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, offers all the cultural and recreational opportunities of a great city and is within easy reach of the Gulf of Mexico. It enjoys a reasonable cost of living. For additional information, including information about Houston's flourishing arts scene and entertainment offerings, please see: http://www.visithoustontexas.com/. For information about housing and living in Houston see: http://www.houston.org/living/index.html.
Appointment to this position is contingent on the results of a completed criminal history records investigation.
THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. MINORITIES, WOMEN, VETERANS, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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Multiple Positions, UCSB Library, Santa Barbara, CA

The UCSB Library has initiated a search for an Archival Processing Specialist. 
 
Information about this position can be found on the Library website and OACIS (https://jobs.ucsb.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=192853). 


The UCSB Library has initiated a search for a Circulation and Course Reserves Manager. 
 
Information about this position can be found on the Library website and OACIS (https://jobs.ucsb.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=192851).

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Volunteers, SLIS Admissions, Simmons University, Boston, MA

Admissions would love to have your help in recruiting future SLIS students as a SLIS Ambassador. There are several ways you can get involved, and you can specify how frequently (or infrequently) you would like us to contact you. Please take a look at the opportunities below. As a reward, there will be a raffle at the end of each semester for Simmons swag, and volunteers will be entered each time they participate in an information session, email with a prospect, or blog for a semester.
1. Blog
SLIS Admission is looking for new bloggers for our current student blog, Student Snippets: The SLIS Experience. The blog is intended to be a hub of information for prospective 
master's students in LIS and Children's Literature, regarding news and events, student life, Boston/Mt. Holyoke, updates- essentially anything involved with being a student at Simmons SLIS. Bloggers are asked to write and submit one blog per week or bi-weekly depending on scheduling
There are no assigned topics, we just ask you to be honest (within the guidelines of professionalism) and moderately relevant. 
If you are interested, please email slisadm@simmons.edu with the following:
  1. Sample blog (150-250 words)
  2. What program you are in (what interests/tracks/etc.)
  3. Which campus you regularly attend (or online)
  4. Your intended date of graduation
2. Information Sessions (Boston campus only)
We welcome you to volunteer for our information sessions in Boston. In an informal conversation, current students and alumni answer questions from prospective students and describe their experiences at SLIS. These events are primarily held on weeknight evenings from 6:00-7:15 PM, with two Saturday daytime events a year. You can volunteer to be part of a panel once, or multiple times.  
3. Email
Occasionally we receive requests from prospective students who would like to speak to a current student or recent graduate. This is a common request from people who cannot come to Boston, or South Hadley to check out the campuses in person, but still want a sense of our community. Typically, we would ask you to respond to their questions over email, unless you prefer to respond by phone. 
If you are interested in volunteering for one or more of these opportunities, please respond to slisadm@simmons.edu with the following information, and we will be in touch:
  • Name
  • State (or country) you are originally form
  • State (or country) in which you currently live
  • Preferred email
  • Preferred phone
  • SLIS graduation month/year (anticipated or actual)
  • Coursework you focused on while in the program (e.g. archives, children's literature, computer science, academic libraries, etc.)
  • Other interests in the field
We look forward to hearing from you!

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Reference Librarian, Georgetown Law Library, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC

Georgetown Law Library is seeking applications for a Reference Librarian, based in the Edward Bennett Williams Law Library. Located in the nation's capital, and within walking distance of the U.S. Congress and the Supreme Court, Georgetown University Law Center is recognized for the quality of scholarship, its renowned faculty, and for its exceptionally talented and diverse student body. Focused on service excellence and innovation, it is among the largest academic law libraries in the nation. Georgetown Law Library is one of the country's premier legal research institutions, with a dynamic staff of more than 50 people and a collection exceeding one million volumes. We strive to live up to our motto: "Supporting Scholarship, Excelling in Service, Leading in Technology."

For more information, click here.

The Reference Librarian provides extensive reference service to the Law Center's faculty and students by participating in the reference desk rotation, individual research consultations, writing research guides, and participating in other law library instructional programs as needed. Librarian instruction directly supports the curriculum of the Law School. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Provides extensive reference services to the Law Center's faculty and students by participating in reference desk rotation, individual research consultations, writing research guides, and participating in other law library programs as needed.
  • Serves as a liaison to approximately for designated faculty, training their research assistants, providing customized research tools, and performing more complex research requests.
  • Understands designated faculty members' area of teaching and scholarship and for developing proactive services; and provides advanced and refresher online training to faculty members.
  • Collaborates with others in the library to develop marketing and outreach initiatives to introduce and educate faculty about library services.
  • Responds effectively to specialized research questions from faculty ranging from law and related disciplines (e.g., international, foreign and comparative law).
  • Participates in basic and advanced legal research instruction, online training, clinical research instruction, Legal Practice Faculty liaison program for instruction in legal research and writing, journal liaison program, library tours, and other educational programs.
  • Evaluates and selects materials for the library's collection in assigned subject areas.
  • Conducts research in appropriate disciplines to prepare for classes in specific topics (e.g., environmental law, health law or communications law). Identifies key materials in the subject areas.
  • Evaluates and selects materials for the library's collection in assigned subject areas.  
  • Delivers timely, accurate information to faculty or students which is vital to the accuracy of briefs or other court documents, the validity of litigation, mediation and other procedures involving our faculty and students, particularly students in clinical programs.
  • Shares responsibility with other reference librarians for research assistance at the Reference Desk (at this time, the Reference Department handles approximately 11,000 reference questions each year).
  • Meets with students on a regular basis to provide individualized research advice and instruction.
  • Shares responsibility with other reference librarians for the formal classroom instruction of approximately 5,000 students (at this time the reference department offers more than 150 classes each year).
  • Develops, plans and/or teaches programs on various aspects of legal research to groups outside the library's primary patrons, and conducts tours of the library for visitors.
  • Participates as a member of Library and Law center committees, as well as professional associations (both library and law related).
  • Through work and action, advances library goals and values as articulated in library planning documents and values statement.

Requirements

  • Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA-accredited law school or non-U.S. J.D. equivalent or Master's degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies or non-U.S. Master's degree equivalent
  • Preference for 1 to 3 years of professional experience in a law or academic library, and experience with teaching legal research
  • Knowledge of legal materials
  • Experience with legal research materials, including online legal databases
  • Awareness of current trends in legal research, library automation and library instructional programs
  • Ability to integrate different but relatively similar bodies of knowledge and/or functions, as well as some analytical ability
  • Excellent communications skills

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Applications must include both a resume and a cover letter, which includes the names and contact information for three references. To receive full consideration, application materials should be received by September 7, 2018.

Current Georgetown Employees:

If you currently work at Georgetown University, please exit this website and login to GMS (gms.georgetown.edu) using your Net ID and password. Then select the Career worklet on your GMS Home dashboard to view Jobs at Georgetown.

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume  for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Need Assistance:

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or ideaa@georgetown.edu.

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Head of Reference, Georgetown University Law Library, Washington, DC

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

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Requirements

Head of Reference - Georgetown University Law Library

Georgetown Law Library is one of the country's premier legal research institutions, with a dynamic staff of over 50 people and a collection exceeding one million volumes. We strive to live up to our motto: "Supporting Scholarship, Excelling in Service, Leading in Technology."

Located in the nation's capital, and within walking distance of the U.S. Congress and the Supreme Court, Georgetown University Law Library is seeking applications for a Head of Reference, based in the Edward Bennett Williams Law Library. The Head of Reference manages all aspects of the library's reference department to ensure that the library provides high-quality professional research and information services to Law Center faculty, staff, students, and other patrons.Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinates reference desk coverage provided by 15-20 librarians covering weekday, evening, and weekend hours.
  • Supervises legal research instructional programs.
  • Oversees development of guides and other research aids for the library website.
  • Participates in collection development with a focus on U.S. law.
  • Leads reference service initiatives and outreach programs.
  • Supervises 6 full-time librarians and coordinates both the library's faculty liaison program and one full-time paraprofessional in consultation with Heads of the International and Foreign Law Department and Library Research Services.

Requirements

  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or non-U.S. J.D. equivalent
  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies or non-U.S. Master's degree equivalent
  • 3 or more years of library experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience teaching
  • Experience with legal research materials, including online legal databases
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Evidence of teamwork, strong service and work ethic, creativity, initiative, and flexibility

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To apply for the Head of Reference position, please submit applications via the Georgetown University Careers portal and include a cover letter, a current resume, and the names and contact information for three references.  Address applications to Joseph W. Thomas, Acting Director of the Law Library. To receive full consideration, application materials should be received by October 3, 2018.

Current Georgetown Employees:

If you currently work at Georgetown University, please exit this website and login to GMS (gms.georgetown.edu) using your Net ID and password. Then select the Career worklet on your GMS Home dashboard to view Jobs at Georgetown.

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume  for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Need Assistance:

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or ideaa@georgetown.edu.

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Supervisory Librarian, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA

This is the position of Supervisory Librarian of the Harvard- Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA). The incumbent reports to the Director of the CfA. The Supervisory  Librarian provides strategic leadership and oversees day-to-day management of the John G. Wolbach Library. 

Responsibilities

The Supervisory Librarian assists in the formulation of policies, program goals, budgets and financial operations, and objectives that include the development of short and long-range plans to accomplish the library department's goals. The incumbent is responsible for a broad range of library services, including administration, collection development, collection management, information systems, reference services, interlibrary loans, document delivery, digital curation, preservation of digital objects, and the management of the library's physical space.

Duties:

  1. Compose policies, program goals, budgets and financial procedures, and objectives on an as-needed basis.
  2. Create short and long-range plans to accomplish the library department's goals on a quarterly basis.
  3. Oversee all section activities including administration, collection development (acquisitions and cataloging), collection management (circulation, binding, de-accession, preservation, conservation, digitization, and security), information systems, reference services, interlibrary loans, document delivery, digital curation, preservation of digital objects (research software, datasets), and the management of the library's physical space.
  4. Work together with vendors, publishers, societies, archives, government agencies and other institutions worldwide.
  5. Plan, coordinate and supervise the department's work: copy cataloging in all subjects, languages and physical formats; receiving and processing materials and records through vendor-supplied services; project management involving collaboration with contract and collections staff; and maintenance of the Libraries' Collection records in SIRIS.
  6. Lead and train staff to resolve complex copy cataloging and post-cataloging data problems. Troubleshoots and resolves data integrity issues and errors.
  7. Manage the supply and use of vendor-supplied bibliographic records, including working with vendors to provide catalog records that meet national and international standards. Develop and implement changes and improvements to cross-departmental workflow.
  8. Supervise approximately 5 employees both exempt and non-exempt professional and support staff, including both Harvard College Observatory (HCO) and Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) employees. Assign projects and tasks; prepare performance plans and perform performance appraisals; approve work schedules, leave, and overtime; resolve conflicts and take disciplinary action when required; nominate staff for awards to reward exceptional performance; give advice, counsel, or instruction to staff on both technical and administrative matters; determine training needs and arrange training as appropriate; and interview and hire new staff when vacancies occur.
  1. Communicate and present library goals, objectives, plans, and the status of individual projects to CfA administrators, university administrators, and all relevant library stakeholders.
  2. Participate in institutional committees and working groups (e.g. Harvard Library Stewardship Standing Committee, Science Libraries Council, CfA Scientific Computation Advisory Committee) and participates in institution-wide policy development regarding the stewardship of research artifacts.
  3. Present original research and projects at both astronomy and library-related conferences. Publish research in the scholarly literature.
  4. Solicit external funding to support original research and library services. Keep abreast of and responds to trends in national service models and changes in research and curricular environments.
  5. Develop, establish, and maintain professional relationships with librarians, curators, and facilities staff to share resources and information to coordinate workflow, project planning and policy development in the Library.
  6. As a consultant for CfA to provide technical recommendations on the conservation and/or preservation of Library materials.
  7. Fulfill other duties as assigned by the Director.

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Call for Proposals: Bridging the Spectrum

 Bridging the Spectrum:

The 11th Annual Symposium on Scholarship and Practice 

Time: Friday, February 8, 2019.  9:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Place: Catholic University of America                                     

 

The Library and Information community is invited to participate in the 2019 Bridging the Spectrum Symposium, to be held at the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, February 8, 2019. The Symposium offers a knowledge-sharing forum and meeting place for practitioners, students, and faculty in Library and Information Sciences and Services.

 

Presentations are selected to showcase innovative practices, projects, and research activities in a variety of library, archives, or information services settings. The Symposium encompasses many aspects of the work of information professionals and diverse viewpoints on issues important to society and the information professions. The goal of the Symposium is to foster connections across the spectrum of the information professions.

 

J. Mark Sweeney, Principal Deputy Librarian of Congress, will be the keynote speaker of the Symposium. In addition to presentations, we will have a poster competition and provide an award for the best poster. More information about the 2019 Symposium is available at https://lis.catholic.edu/news-events/symposium/2019/index.html     

 

 

Proposal Submission

The submission system is open at http://cuaslis.org/openconf/author/submit.php and the deadline for submission is September 18, 2018.   

 

Proposal topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Information services in the "fake news" era
  • New developments in information organization (linked data, semantic web, blockchain, etc.)
  • Preservation and management of digital and digitized resources
  • Management and analysis of data and information
  • Library networks and international collaboration
  • Technology trends and impact on information services
  • Marketing and advocacy for library and information services (social media, community engagement, etc.)
  • Management of information services in cultural institutions

 

 

Presentation Formats

Proposed contributions may take the form of one of these formats:

  • Briefing: A presentation on an innovative practice, initiative, or research activity. Each briefing may take 15-20 minutes. There will morning and afternoon briefing sessions. 
  • Panel: A panel of speakers discussing a theme or a topic, typically one hour in length.  
  • Poster: A poster presentation on a practice, project, research activity or work in progress. Posters will be viewable throughout the day, and there will be a dedicated poster session as well as a "lightning round" of poster descriptions. A best poster award will be presented at the Symposium.

 

 

Important Dates

  • Proposals Due: September 18, 2018
  • Notification of Acceptances: November 5, 2018
  • Final Program released, registration opens: December 11, 2018
  • Symposium: February 8, 2019

 

 

To submit your proposal, go to http://cuaslis.org/openconf/author/submit.php

 

Please feel free to contact the Symposium Committee at cua-slis-symposium@cua.edu if you have questions.

 

Symposium Committee:

Drs. Ingrid-Hsieh-Yee (chair), Sue Yeon Syn, and Jane Zhang

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Reference Law Librarian, Northeastern University School of Law Library, Boston, MA

Temporary Reference Law Librarian (part or full-time) / Northeastern University School of Law Library / Boston, MA

Northeastern University Law Library has an opening for a temporary reference librarian starting immediately through June 30, 2019. A center of research, study and social interactions, the Law Library prides itself on providing top-notch resources and instructional services to faculty, staff and students. Law Librarians are critical to the function of the Law Library and staff the InfoDesk for drop in and email research and paging assistance and teach short instructional classes.

This professional librarian must possess a Master of Library and Information Science ("MLIS") degree or substantial progress toward completion of this degree. A law degree (J.D.) is helpful, but not required. Law library experience is particularly desirable, although we will train the right candidate. In addition to staffing the InfoDesk and assisting students, faculty and staff with legal reference questions, the librarian will provide research support to the first year Legal Skills in Social Context program and complete research projects. This librarian will also teach half hour prepare for coop and other legal research classes to 1-10 students. The candidate should enjoy working with a diverse population and possess excellent public services skills. Excellent research, reference, writing, word-processing and bibliographic skills are required. Basic Excel skills are also required or the willingness to complete training tutorials to get up to speed for research projects. A sense of humor is essential. We need a responsible, motivated, creative team player who is also able to work independently. You must enjoy completing a variety of tasks. 

$18.00 - $20.00 per hour, based on experience and qualifications; paid sick time; no other benefits 

This is a part or full-time position (20 - 40 hours/week). We are willing to work around your class schedule, but work must be completed in person Monday-Friday 8:30 - 5:00 p.m. Occasional evenings may be required to meet programming needs. 

Interested candidates should submit a pdf format cover letter, resume, and the names of two references to: s.persons@northeastern.edu, Sharon Persons, Director of the Law Library, Northeastern University School of Law, 416 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, 617-373-3883

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Technology Librarian, Technical Services, Westborough Public Library, Westborough, MA

Librarian II

Technical Services & Technology Librarian

Westborough Public Library

 

The Westborough Public Library is seeking applications from qualified individuals for the full-time position of Librarian II, Technical Services & Technology Librarian. 

 

Westborough is a dynamic, diverse town of about 19,000 located 30 miles west of Boston. In 2015 it was ranked #14 on Money magazine's best places to live in the country, and its schools are consistently ranked among the top districts in the Commonwealth. Its proximity to the Mass Pike and Routes 9 and 495 has made it attractive for businesses and commuters, and an MBTA commuter rail station makes it easy to travel to Boston, Worcester, and beyond.

 

Applicants must have a thorough knowledge of cataloging library materials using AACR2 and Dewey classification, and copy cataloging of MARC records. Knowledge of the Evergreen ILS is highly desirable but experience with other ILS systems will be considered.

 

Technology skills are essential to this position, since the applicant will manage the library's IT hardware and software, update the library website, calendar, and social media; and assist in selection of online resources.

 

This position also includes acquisitions, weeding, Reference Desk coverage, and presentation of classes for the public and staff.

 

Applicants shall possess a Master's degree in Library Science (M.L.S.) from an ALA-accredited college or university and two years of related public library experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. The position requires day, evening and weekend hours.

 

A thorough job description may be obtained on the Town of Westborough Human Resources website at https://www.town.westborough.ma.us/human-resources/pages/employment-opportunities

 

This is a 40 hour per week union position, N-17, with a starting salary of $54,444 per year.  Interested persons should submit a resume and cover letter or an application with cover letter to Kristi Williams, Assistant Town Manager, 34 West Main Street, Westborough, MA 01581 by September 28, 2018.

 

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Library Reference Assistant, MCPHS University, Boston, MA

Library Reference Assistant (part-time)

MCPHS University

Boston, MA Campus

 

For nearly 200 years, MCPHS University, formerly known as Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, has been at the forefront of innovation in the healthcare world.  We take pride in our history, yet are motivated by a curiosity about the future.  That's why we are constantly updating our state-of-the-art labs, innovating our curriculums, and adding programs to coincide with the needs of an ever-changing healthcare landscape. 

 

Faculty and staff continue to bring their talents and skills to MCPHS University to contribute to our mission of guiding and supporting students toward successful and sustainable careers in healthcare.  Whatever position an employee holds, their efforts make an important impact on the overall quality of campus life. Employees are an integral part of a community that is proud of its heritage and the accomplishments that make MCPHS University a first-class educational institution.

 

Responsibilities:

The Library Reference Assistant provides support to staff the reference desk and assists patrons in locating and using print and electronic library resources. 

  • Troubleshoot basic computer problems and communicate with the Information Services Help Desk as needed
  • Communicate with patrons in-person and via chat, email, and telephone
  • Collect statistics relating to reference transactions and other library operations
  • Handle other special projects as assigned.
  • Work hours are typically scheduled between 10am-7pm, Monday-Friday, although some evenings and weekends may be required.

This is a temporary, part-time (up to 17 hours per week) position, and is not eligible for benefits.

 

Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor.

 

Qualifications:

Required: 

  • A bachelor's degree
  • Current enrollment in a library science program or an earned  library assistant degree or certificate
  • Strong commitment to excellent customer service
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and public relations skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • General office experience and comfort with computers, MS Office and basic Internet skills
  • Interest in acquiring new skills in a rapidly changing environment

 Desired: 

  • Experience working in a library or office environment
  • Knowledge of electronic and print library resources, library circulation systems and online library catalogs
  • Knowledge of health information, including medical terminology and medical reference sources

To apply, please visit https://careers-mcphs.icims.com/jobs/3150/library-reference-assistant-%28part-time%29/job

Attach a cover letter and a resume. No phone calls, please. Principals only. No relocation available. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University's diversity are welcome to apply.

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Program Manager, Franco American Centre, UMaine, Orono, ME

The University of Maine at Orono is seeking someone to develop and populate a portal of primary sources related to Franco Americans. More information can be found on the website.


Statement of the Job:

The Program Manager will be responsible for developing and populating a portal of Franco American primary sources; for cultivating and managing relationships between the three UMS Franco repositories (UMFK, UM, USM) as well as the members of the advisory board; for developing relationships with other repositories with holdings of Franco American materials; for promoting awareness and use of this resource by scholars, students, educators, and the general public; for overseeing interns and teaching related courses. This position is for a fixed-length, two year appointment. Typical hiring range for this position is $39,000 to $42,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Take the lead, in conjunction with the Advisory Board, to oversee the creation of the Franco American portal;
  • Manage all facets of the development of the Franco American Portal, including the digitization of materials;
  • Manage the cooperation between the three UM Franco-American repositories;
  • Build productive relationships with internal and external constituencies;
  • Travel on a regular basis to the three archival sites (weekly to USM, frequently to UMFK);
  • Teach courses that draw from and use the digitized resources;
  • Oversee interns;
  • Develops and maintains professional relationships that reflect courtesy, civility, and mutual respect.
  • Commits to organizational improvement by identifying opportunities to improve and recommending possible alternatives for a situation.
  • Performs other reasonably related duties as assigned. 


About the University:
The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System's flagship university. As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels.

Further information about UMaine can be found at https://umaine.edu/

The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.

UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live.

Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here.

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

  • A Master's degree in a related field and three to five years relevant professional experience;
  • Extensive knowledge of and contacts with Franco American repositories throughout the Northeast;
  • Competency with digitization and metadata requirements;
  • French language competency;
  • Competency in the field of Franco American Studies, with demonstrated success therein (preferred);
  • Excellent written, oral, and electronic communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with different constituencies, manage different demands, and provide solutions;
  • Teaching experience;
  • Ability to travel, normally requiring a valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications:

Competency in the field of Franco American Studies, with demonstrated success therein.

Other Information:
Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload:

  • a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
  • a resume/curriculum vitae
  • contact information for three professional references

You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

Search Timeline is as follows:

Review of applications to begin: September 17, 2018
Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: October 3, 2018
On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: October 15, 2018
Tentative start date: November 1, 2018

Appropriate background checks are required.

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran's status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Length: Fiscal Year (12 Months)

Required Documents: Cover Letter, References, Resume/CV

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Library Director, Philbrick James Library, Deerfield, NH

The Philbrick James Library in Deerfield, New Hampshire is seeking an outgoing, organized, and experienced person to fill the position of Library Director. Deerfield is a friendly, growing community of about 4,500 residents, and is convenient to Concord, Manchester, and Portsmouth. The library building is located at the center of the town's historic district.

Description:

The Director is the front-line person in creating a welcoming environment for all ages. They are expected to be comfortable working closely with library patrons, town administrators, and the Board of Trustees. Excellent oral and written communication skills and a service-oriented attitude are required.

The Library Director exercises considerable judgment in making administrative decisions including personnel, public relations, collection development, budget management, program creation & implementation, and supervision. The director, who reports to the elected Board of Trustees, provides leadership to 2-3 staff and to volunteers.

The Library Director serves as the spokesperson for the library to the community and represents the library in interactions with town officials.

Educational/Professional Requirements:

  • A Bachelor's degree is required; a Master's degree in Library Science or a related field is preferred.
  • A minimum of three years of professional public library experience is preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and proficiency with technology are required.

Skills Required:

  • Strong proficiency with computers, library technology, internet, and social media.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and maintain positive working relationships with the Board of Trustees, library staff, town administration, and the general public.
  • Knowledge of management principles and public library administration including budgeting, organization, personnel, and public relations.
  • Ability to supervise the Library's collection development, including the selection and withdrawal of books, periodicals, audio-visual and electronic materials.
  • The ability to multi-task and provide quality customer service is essential.

 

Salary:

$43,000 - $46,500 commensurate with experience. Full time salaried position with municipal benefits package.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three reference contacts (two of which must be professional), to PJLibrarySearch@gmail.com.

Review of applications will begin immediately; the position will remain open until filled. Anticipated start date is mid-October.

For more information, see http://townofdeerfieldnh.com/Pages/DeerfieldNH_News/0262C4C6-000F8513 .

Deerfield is an equal opportunity employer.

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Graduate Assistant, Master of Public Health Program, Simmons University, Boston, MA

Graduate Assistant: Simmons 

The Simmons Master of Public Health Program is seeking a Graduate Assistant to support the ongoing growth and operations of this new online graduate program focused on advancing health equity.  The student will work 15-20 hours per week, and will report to Dr. Shelley White, MPH Program Director.

The position will involve, but will not be limited to: project management, communications and program support (i.e. compiling and design of reports and accreditation materials, preparation of marketing materials); program research (i.e. gathering data on curricula, accreditation requirements, learning frameworks, etc.); and administrative supports and meeting management (i.e. scheduling, notetaking, hospitality, etc.).  This position offers the exciting opportunity to learn about and support the operations of new educational programming, and to support the advancement of public health, health equity, and social justice.

The position will begin in September of 2018, and will last through the spring 2019 semester, with potential for a future or continuing appointment contingent upon performance as a Graduate Assistant and in the student's graduate program. Students must be enrolled in at least two courses (8 credits) and must maintain a grade of "B" or better in each course to be eligible.

 

Requirements:

  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical, problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with technology and research methods
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of MS office and Google Drive (working knowledge of Publisher or similar software would be a plus)
  • Ability to provide support to multiple faculty members
  • Professionalism in working with faculty and staff and in managing confidential matters

To apply:

Please send a resume and a cover letter to Shelley White at shelley.white@simmons.edu.  Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

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Head of Special Collections, California State University San Marcos, San Marcos, CA

TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITION IN THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

 

Head of Special Collections

 

The University Library at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) seeks an inaugural Head of Special Collections, who will provide leadership in the development and ongoing sustainability of an emerging Special Collections department including planning, developing of policies and procedures, collection acquisition, description, processing, preservation, and digitization.

 

For more information, please see http://www.csusm.edu/facultyopportunities/listings.html

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Branch Manager, Bridgeport Public Library, Bridgeport, CT

Librarian lll, Full Time (40 hrs. per week) - The Bridgeport Public Library in Bridgeport, CT presents a great opportunity for a full-time Branch Manager to work at our new Lower East Side Branch Library upon its completion and to be a member of the BPL's system-wide leadership team. 

This position will provide library services and programming to a very diverse community with a large Spanish speaking population. The Successful candidate must be energetic, creative and team-oriented. Good oral and written communication skills are essential.  

Duties include, but are not limited to: collection and staff development; staff supervision and scheduling; creating library programs; instructing library patrons in information gathering, research skills and digital literacy skills; establishing contact and relationships with neighborhood organizations, institutions and schools; conducting regular community needs assessments to create tailored services and programs for the Branch. Candidates must be available to work nights and weekends and be able to bend and lift at least 25 pounds. Fluency in Spanish is required.

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program required. * Three or more years of professional supervisory experience in a library setting preferred. 

Summary of Benefits: Health, limited Dental & Vision, Life Insurance, 12 paid holidays, up to 4 weeks vacation, 3 Personal and 10 sick days per fiscal year, optional Deferred Compensation Plan, and a City Credit Union. This position is a member of the Bridgeport City Supervisors Association (Union) after successful completion of a 6 month probationary period. 

Starting Salary: $79,584. 

To apply: Please send resume, cover letter and professional references to Assistant City Librarian John Soltis: jsoltis@bridgeportpubliclibrary.org by 5:00 pm Friday, September 28, 2018. 

The Bridgeport Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of the workforce.  

EOE/AA

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Assistant University Librarian, Content Strategies, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

As we approach our fifth century of inspiring and serving the University and the broader scholarly community, Harvard Library is transforming how we connect students, faculty, and the world to our unparalleled collections to ensure the ongoing vitality of scholarship, the excitement of discovery, and the delight of learning. 

Harvard seeks a visionary and collaborative professional to provide leadership in reimagining how the Harvard College Library and the Office for Scholarly Communication and its staff will provide expertise and tools for engaging with the full record of scholarship in new and innovative ways and to advance Harvard Library's strategy of collective collection development within Harvard and with strategic external partners.
 
Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources, the Assistant University Librarian for Content Strategies will lead a staff of over forty highly talented collection development and scholarly communications librarians and staff who are committed to advancing scholarly innovation and to enriching the student experience. The Assistant University Librarian for Content Strategies will further our shift toward collective collecting at Harvard, and with the Research Collections and Preservation Consortium (ReCAP), and the Ivy Plus Libraries partnership; to increasing our efforts to ensure that the Harvard community is able to access and engage with information resources in ways that meet their scholarly and educational needs.

 

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

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Reference Librarian, Falmouth Public Library, Falmouth, MA

The Falmouth Public Library, a large dynamic community-centered organization with two branches, is seeking a forward thinking Reference Librarian who is looking for a professional, career-path position. Working with a team of Reference Librarians and other professionals, the successful candidate will develop and maintain effective relationships with adult and teen library patrons and with the Falmouth community in providing reference and reader's advisory services. They will contribute to the development of innovative library programming and marketing. The candidate should have strong digital skills and be comfortable with technology of all kinds to serve patrons and solve problems. A master's degree in library science and at least one year of professional experience is required. Wage is $24.15 - $30.56/hr.

Full job description, employment application and instructions for applying can be found at www.falmouthmass.us 

Candidates who submit their application by September 14, 2018 will be given preference. The Town of Falmouth is proud to be an EEO/AA employer. 

 

Qualifications

A master's degree in library science and at least one year of professional experience is required.

Education

MLS

Salary

$24.15 - $30.56/hr

Closing Date

Job will remain open until a successful candidate is identified.

 

How to Apply 

Please apply online using the Town of Falmouth wesite:

http://www.falmouthmass.us/349/Employment

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Assistant Director, Gleason Public Library, Carlisle, MA

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Location: Gleason Public Library, Carlisle, MA

Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week, with some evenings and Saturday rotation

Salary: starts at $76,142.49

 

Duties/Description:

Vibrant community library seeks an energetic, positive, innovative, customer-service oriented professional to fill the role of Assistant Director and Head of Technology. The purpose of this position is to assist the Library Director in coordinating and directing the daily operations of the Gleason Public Library, and to plan, implement, coordinate and direct the operations of the Technology and Reference departments. We seek candidates who will continually strive to improve the use of technology in delivering library services, including emerging technologies, hardware, software, and staff training.

 

The position of Assistant Director requires a high degree of administrative, diplomatic skills, and knowledge of library professional skills as well as a passion for community service. Responsibilities of this position include both administrative and direct patron services.

 

Carlisle is a small residential town about 20 miles northwest of Boston. With a population around 5,000, Carlisle has a rural feel and strong community spirit. Gleason Public Library is well-supported and a center of activity in our town.

 

See full job description at: www.gleasonlibrary.org/employment

 

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited school
  • Superior customer service skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Budgetary skills. Skill in pursuing and administering grants and other funding opportunities.
  • Minimum of three years of professional library experience, including experience in department supervision; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of contemporary public library administration.
  • Broad knowledge and experience with computer networks, integrated library systems, computer software and hardware and library technology, and their application to library services.

 

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Martha Feeney-Patten, Library Director, at mpatten@gleasonlibrary.org by 5 p.m. on September 25, 2018.

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Reference Librarian, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

Springfield City Library has an exciting career opportunity waiting for just the right candidate. Are you the one? Are you ready to work as part of our dedicated team of professionals in a very busy urban library system? Each year, we welcome over 700,000 visitors throughout our nine locations and offer nearly 4,000 programs for adults, teens and children. Our 76,628 registered patrons account for circulation of nearly 650,000!

 

Springfield, Massachusetts, founded in 1636 by William Pynchon, has a proud history. From its earliest days, Springfield was a center of commerce. In the industrial age, the city was one of the largest, most prodigious manufacturing centers in the country. Springfield's reputation was bolstered by the many innovations that sprung forth from the city's residents. Today, Springfield is once again becoming known for innovation and technology. From mentorship programs for entrepreneurs and accelerators for startups ready to scale to specialty incubators and training, the city is regaining its standing as a great place to start and grow a business. Springfield is also home to large employers including MassMutual, Baystate Health, five colleges, and a host of social and professional services organizations. Have we piqued your interest? Want to know more about the opportunity? Read on.

 

The Library seeks applications for a Reference Librarian position at our forward-looking public library. Get excited about the possibilities of working in the city of Springfield by watching this video (http://bit.ly/1MGsODW), then apply before midnight EST on Thursday, September 6, 2018. We seek candidates who can embrace the attitude that "It's All Yours, Just Ask," and who see the library as a place to help strengthen our city through strong connections and constructive dialogue. We are here to help community members find what they need, no matter who they are, where they come from, or what they're looking for, because the Springfield City Library is their place of connection to information and knowledge, culture, and community.

 

This Reference Librarian position is based at our innovative Library Express at Pine Point and is available due to a promotion. The person selected for this position will be part of a teamwork-focused staff and provide reference, reader's advisory, outreach, and programming for children & teens. Work is performed under the general direction of the Branch Manager.

 

Requirements include a Bachelor's degree and completion of an American Library Association-accredited Master of Library Science. MLS candidates may be considered as well; once the degree is attained, the salary would be converted to MLS-level pay automatically.

 

Desired: Commitment to meaningful community engagement. Experience in creating lively programs for children and teens. Bilingual abilities desirable (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other). Excellent customer service orientation is needed, and a "turned outward" approach to community engagement is ideal.

 

The salary is $23,492.04  annually for MLS holders for an 18.5 hours workweek; for MLS candidates $19,514.04. Further job details and application are available here (http://bit.ly/PTRefPPSep18), or, go to the City of Springfield's website (https://www.springfield-ma.gov/cos/), click on I Want To, then Work for the City of Springfield, and look for Reference Librarian. 

Inquiries are welcome, but all applications must be filed on the City of Springfield's website.

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Supervisory Librarian, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

The Library of Congress' Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Supervisory Librarian (Reference and GIS Services).

The selectee will have experience managing reference services in a fast paced environment; expert knowledge of reference sources, in particular those related to legislative research/public policy; and knowledge of information research methodologies. A critical duty is to review responses and reports produced by the section. The section head works collaboratively with staff across CRS as well as other parts of the Library of Congress on information requests/projects and to resolve issues.

Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

  • Ability to develop, implement, manage, and evaluate reference services to meet client needs**
  • Ability to lead and manage staff**
  • Ability to communicate in writing and review the writing of others**
  • Ability to manage  geographical information system (GIS) services to meet client needs
  • Ability to interact collaboratively with others
  • Ability to convey information and effectively communicate other than in writing

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Supervisory Librarian for its Knowledge Services Group (KSG). The selectee will serve as the section head of the Reference and Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) Services section, responsible for providing reference, document delivery, and GIS services to internal and congressional clients.   

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/509914700.

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Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, North Carolina Central University School of Law, Durham, NC

The NCCU School of Law Library provides information services and resources that promote the performance of high-quality legal research activities by our faculty, students, staff, and community.

The Collection Services Department has the primary responsibility of creating and maintaining bibliographic and holdings records for the Law Library's online public access catalog. The Collection Services Department also facilitates the Law Library's participation in the Federal Depository Library program.

The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian is responsible for the ongoing work of the law library's catalog and for the cataloging of materials in all formats, including print and digital resources. This position is responsible for the creation, maintenance, and enrichment of metadata representing the library's digital and physical collections. This position works closely with colleagues to evaluate and document policies, procedures and workflows for cataloging, classification, authority control, metadata, and database maintenance. This position also manages the library's participation in the Federal Depository Library Program.

Essential responsibilities include managing the receipt and processing of all library materials; liaising with Shepard's System Librarian to represent the interests of the Law Library with regards to the libraries' common catalog; creating resource and bibliographic records for free and licensed content; resolving cataloging and classification issues and document decisions and practices; creating metadata for the Law School's institutional repository; participating in electronic resources management; continuing resources management, including identifying and resolving problems relating to complex electronic serials, databases, and subscriptions; managing the Library's proxy server; and compiling statistical reports.

In addition, the Cataloging and Metadata Librarian works in close cooperation with other library managers and senior management to engage in project planning and ensure the coordination of programs and services to the Law Library's community, including physical and intellectual access to collections; and performs other duties as assigned.

Candidates must have knowledge of cataloging principles, as well as knowledge of integrated cataloging systems. Familiarity with the Federal Depository Library Program. Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to supervise, train, and evaluate staff. Must have an interest in researching and monitoring new technologies. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, able to meet deadlines and work well in a collaborative environment to achieve common goals. The successful candidate will be able to develop productive working relationships and work effectively as a team member as well as independently.

Master of Library Science (M.L.S.) degree from an A.L.A. approved library school plus 3 years of relevant experience in technical services. Knowledge of cataloging principles, as well as knowledge of integrated cataloging systems.

North Carolina Central University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

For full description, click here.

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Early Childhood & Elementary Librarian, Kingsley Montessori School, Boston, MA

Located in the heart of Boston's Back Bay, Kingsley is a premier, independent day school guided by a unique blend of Montessori philosophy and innovative programming. Kingsley offers a Montessori education tailored to the talents, curiosity, and growth of each student. Our progressive, inquiry based programs cultivate students' social and academic development, and prepare them to advance successfully to top public and private middle schools. Our core values of knowing every child during their Foundational Decade of Learning and partnering with parents propel students to reach their potential.

Kingsley Montessori School is searching for an innovative school librarian who is eager to be challenged. We seek a talented, energetic, and charismatic educator who is passionate about working with children, from Toddler through Sixth Grade, and their teachers. Our school librarian will be asked to provide vision, leadership, and management of Kingsley's library program. This individual will work closely with the Chief Academic Officer, the Education Directors, and faculty to align the library program with the mission of the school and the school's pedagogy.

The Librarian is a member of the faculty and reports to the Chief Academic Officer and the three Education Directors. The position includes the following responsibilities:

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA/BS degree required and an MS in Library and Information Sciences is preferred
  • Minimum of three years experience overseeing a school library program
  • Understanding multi-age learning environments
  • Understanding of and commitment to Montessori philosophy; Montessori credentials earned from American Montessori Society (AMS) or Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) is not required, but would be a plus Teaching and Curriculum

Responsibilities:

  • Promote literacy, a love of reading, and an understanding of digital citizenship.
  • Pursue knowledge of current educational theory and practice as it pertains to an early childhood, and elementary school library program
  • Work collaboratively with faculty to enhance curriculum and community
  • Assist students with book selection, creating effective reference questions, and developing research skills
  • Participating in parent teacher conferences once per school year
  • Communicate goals of Kingsley's library program to our families and enlist their help in promoting literacy, good reading habits and a lifelong love of reading
  • Conduct academic classes for all grades. Classes may include teaching research and information literacy skills, conducting book talks, and co-teaching other activities that have been planned with teachers
  • Instruct students, staff, and faculty in the use of online resources, including the library catalog, electronic resources, and internet research
  • Prepare resource lists for faculty and students, and pull resources to support specific units.
  • Protect users' access and confidentiality

Program Administration:

Ensure that Kingsley's collection is well-maintained and current through evaluation and selection of print, non-print, and electronic sources; and that proper cataloging, circulation, and shelving procedures are followed

  • Oversee the selection of materials based on curricular needs, reviews, areas of high need, and requests from faculty and students, while assuring that diversity is reflected in the library collection
  • Maintain the Library class pages, and the Library resource board on Kingsley's website, to organize and provide access to web-based library and other resources
  • Organize and supervise Kingsley's Book Fair and parent volunteers for this event
  • Manage the library budget and set long-term goals regarding program and budget
  • Represent Kingsley and attend local meetings of outside library associations, such as the Greater Boston Cooperative Library Association (CLA) and the Elementary Independent School Librarians Association (EISLA), and/or serve on reading list or other committees as interest and time allow
  • Promote compliance with copyright law

BENEFITS:

  • Competitive, independent school salaries
  • Matching 403b plan
  • Extensive, professional development opportunities
  • Qualified transportation program
  • Partial tuition reimbursement for eligible employees seeking Montessori Certifications

TO APPLY, CANDIDATES SHOULD SEND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION* BY EMAIL:

  • A cover letter describing your interest in the position with overview of your background and experience with children and library education (if not Montessori trained, then a rationale for why a desire to join Montessori)
  • A current resume
  • An educational statement

APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO: Karen Diamond, Assistant to the Head of School--working@kingsley.org

*electronic file names must be in the following format:

FirstName LastName Cover Letter Year

FirstName LastName Resume Year

FirstName LastName Educational Statement

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Assistant Teacher, Library Support, Tobin Montessori School, Cambridge, MA

Hourly Instructional Aide, Library Support (10 hours/week), Tobin Montessori School, Cambridge Public Schools

The Tobin Library Assistant Teacher works with the librarian to support the multi-graded classrooms during their library classes. Under the supervision of the Library Media Specialist, the Library Assistant Teacher will:

  • Supervise students working independently while librarian is teaching smaller groups of students
  • Assist students and staff in locating resources and using the library 
  • Shelve books and other library materials
  • Do special tasks as assigned by Library Media Specialist to support student projects 

This is a great opportunity for a current School Library Program student to gain on-the-job experience in a part-time paid position.

Applications will be accepted beginning Tuesday, September 4, 2018 12:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time).

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Coordinator, Public Services, Belmont Public Library, Belmont, MA

The Belmont Public Library is seeking a creative, enthusiastic, organized, and hardworking Librarian to develop, direct, review, and manage the library's public service functions. This is a full time 35 hour per week position, not only handling the public service functions, but also supervising the reference department and assisting the Library Director in overseeing day-to-day operations. The Coordinator of Public Services manages the Library when the Library Director is out of the building. On nights and weekends there is a rotating Person in Charge.

The Coordinator of Public Services plans, organizes, assigns and manages directs activities of department staff ensures consistent application of department and library policies, procedures and guidelines. This position is responsible for developing the database collections, evaluating databases for acquisition and removal, monitoring usage and negotiating prices with vendors. In addition, the Coordinator of Public Services protects the library brand and drives consistency of promotional materials across the library. The Coordinator of Public Services is responsible for managing all aspects of the volunteer program including identifying and planning volunteer opportunities as well as recruiting and training of volunteers to perform the jobs. Works with other community organizations and town departments to plan library programs. In addition, the Coordinator of Public Services assists the Library Director on major reporting efforts to the Town and Mass Board of Library Commissioners. 

Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school, three years public library experience that includes automated library systems, with two years supervisory experience preferred. Knowledge of adult literature and programming, principles and practices of library work and use of library resources and information technology required.

This is a full time 35 hour per week position covered under a collective bargaining agreement with the Belmont Librarian's Association. The starting hourly rate is $36.145 and qualifies for the Town's comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental and life insurance, paid vacation, sick, personal and holiday leave. This position also qualifies for the Town's pension plan. 

Applications/Resumes accepted at the Town of Belmont, HR Department, 455 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA 02478, or humanresources@belmont-ma.gov or fax 617-993-2741 by October 5, 2018. 

 

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. Certain positions will also 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

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Science Librarian, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Science Librarians (2 openings), Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Job Description: The Science Librarian will participate in a broad range of activities in support of teaching, learning, and research at Brandeis University with a focus on the sciences. As liaison to science departments and centers, the librarian will maintain an active program of engagement and collaboration with faculty, students, and staff to facilitate awareness and use of appropriate resources and to contribute to defined learning outcomes. Instruction that incorporates information and technology fluency, resource selection that builds and evaluates digital collections, development of innovative tools and methods for delivering content and engaging constituencies, and participation in research assistance methods to engage scholars at every point in their learning and careers will be key areas of activity. A portion of the librarian's time will be dedicated to embedded activities within assigned departments and programs, including programs with online courses. The librarian will collaborate effectively with other staff and academic departments and programs to enhance scholarship and teaching. The librarian will develop instructional materials, methods, and resources to support new and emerging needs in teaching and learning across campus. At Brandeis University, our mission and history are rooted in the pursuit of social justice, thus we aim to include this value in all that we do. We are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation and who are committed to building, engaging with, and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community.

There are two available positions.

Essential and Other Functions:

  • Engages in relationship building with assigned departments and centers to grow and sustain an effective, responsive program of activities. Understands discipline-specific curricular needs and coordinates use of library resources and services in support of these. Understands research practice and learning culture and develops programs and outreach to facilitate awareness and use of appropriate resources and to contribute to defined learning outcomes. Provides specialized information services including individual consultation and group instruction.
  • Utilizes subject knowledge and awareness of department culture and practice to understand needs and identify, acquire, promote, and assess collections in all formats.
  • Collaborates with colleagues within and beyond the Library on projects to advance teaching and learning, maximize user experience, utilize instructional technologies where appropriate, contribute to university goals, and assess contributions.
  • Collaborates with colleagues in programs of research assistance, consultation, instruction, and departmental outreach.
  • Contributes to national conversations through professional development and service. Maintains knowledge of current best practice and innovation in academic librarianship.

Required Qualifications

  • MLS or equivalent experience and education required.
  • Experience in an academic setting that demonstrates engagement with departmental constituencies and innovative collaboration on teaching and research activities
  • Understanding of research and teaching needs for faculty and students in the physical and life sciences
  • Facility with technologies associated with teaching and learning
  • Commitment to contributing to the Library's work in developing an environment that is inclusive and supportive of diversity.
  • Understanding of digital content acquisition and evaluation issues
  • Strong analytical skills and experience with data analysis and visualization tools
  • Commitment to service and professional development
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team, with a collegial approach to innovation and problem solving
  • Sense of humor

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Subject background in the sciences or considerable experience as liaison to the science programs on an academic campus
  • Experience with supporting faculty and students in online programs
  • Experience with research data management and support of evolving scholarly
  • communication practices in the sciences
  • Familiarity with support needed for computationally-intensive research (Python, R, MatLab)
  • Experience supporting faculty and students working with complex or messy datasets.
  • Experience working in a culturally diverse environment

Occasional evening or weekend work may be required.

This appointment is to a position that is in a collective bargaining unit represented by SEIU Local 888.

For more information and to apply please visit http://bit.ly/2PE0tpW

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Youth Services Librarian, Norton Public Library, Norton, MA

The Norton Public Library has an immediate opening for a community-focused, innovative, adaptable and enthusiastic professional for our small but fast-paced library. This is an amazing opportunity to manage a fun, lively Youth Services department in a vibrant community.

The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for providing excellent library service to children of all ages and their caregivers.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for developing, implementing and publicizing the library's programs and services to children from birth to young adult and their caregivers.
  • Selects material for the children's and teen collections using appropriate review sources. Classifies and maintains material for the collection.
  • Responsible for maintaining an attractive, inviting physical and virtual environment.
  • Provides reference and readers' advisory services to youth, caregivers, and teachers.
  • Provides assistance with the library's online catalog and digital services.
  • Assists in maintaining an active online presence through our website and social media accounts.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with schools, homeschoolers and other community partners.
  • Assists at public service desks performing circulation duties and basic troubleshooting for public library computers.
  • Serves as library supervisor when scheduled; responsible for supervising staff and volunteers, including Jr. Friends of the Library, Summer Reading volunteers, and Wheaton College work-study students.

Position is 35 hours per week and includes evening hours and a Saturday rotation.

This position includes a full benefits package: health insurances, life insurance, retirement plan, vacation, sick and holiday leave.

Qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited program or equivalent combination of skills and experience required
  • Experience in a public library strongly preferred
  • Strong public service orientation and skills
  • Ability to prioritize and focus in a busy environment
  • Knowledge of children's and young adult literature
  • Knowledge of library skills and operation
  • Ability to function as a member of a team to achieve library goals and objectives
  • Demonstrated ability with technology, including library automation, social media, digital resources
  • Comfortable with Excel, Word, Google Office Suite, and publishing programs at efficient speed
  • Comfortable with, or able to learn, website management
  • Creativity and ability to plan, develop, execute and supervise programming
  • Ability to work effectively with the public, volunteers and other staff; strong interpersonal and communication skills required
  • Excellent oral and written communication and customer service skills
  • Knowledge of and adherence to professional standards
  • Physically able to bend, stretch and lift materials from floor to overhead shelves
  • May be required to move and arrange office furniture in the library, such as chairs and tables
  • Vision and hearing at, or correctable to, normal ranges; work functions involve close work with books, library materials and patrons

 

Beginning Salary: $41,000-$44,000

Closing Date: Applications submitted by September 21st will receive priority; position open until filled

Please send cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three references to:

Lee Parker, Director, Norton Public Library  - lparker@sailsinc.org

Or

Lee Parker, Director, Norton Public Library, 68 East Main Street, Norton, MA 02766

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Call for Papers: Libraries, Archives, Museums and Digital Humanities

CFP Libraries, Archives, Museums and Digital Humanities
Deadline for Submissions: November 1, 2018
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
Contact email: stauffer@lsu.edu

LIBRARIES, ARCHIVES, MUSEUMS AND DIGITAL HUMANITIES 

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA) 40th Annual Conference, February 20-23, 2019 Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center Albuquerque, New Mexico http://www.southwestpca.org 

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2018 

Proposals for papers and panels will be accepted beginning August 15 for the 40th annual SWPACA conference.  One of the nation's largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. 

For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/

The Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Digital Humanities in Popular Culture area solicits proposals from librarians, archivists, curators, graduate students, faculty, collectors, writers, independent scholars, and other aficionados (yes! including people who use libraries, archives, and museums!) of popular culture and cultural heritage settings of all types. We also encourage proposals for slide shows, video presentations, panels, and roundtables organized around common themes.

Some suggested topics include:

  • Histories and profiles of popular culture resources and collections in cultural heritage institutions; a chance to show off what you've got to scholars who might want to use it
  • Intellectual freedom or cultural sensitivity issues related to popular culture resources
  • Book clubs and reading groups, city- or campus-wide reading programs
  • Special exhibits of popular culture resources, outreach programs, etc. of cultural heritage institutions
  • Collection and organization of popular culture resources; marketing and ethical issues
  • Web 2.0, gaming, semantic web, etc. and their impact on libraries, archives, museums, and digital humanities collections
  • The role of public libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions in economic hard times and natural disasters
  • Oral history projects
  • Digital humanities and other digital/data-based projects on popular culture, the Southwest, and other relevant subjects, both those based in cultural heritage institutions and those in academia or other organizations.


All proposals must be submitted through the conference's database at http://register.southwestpca.org/southwestpca

For details on using the submission database and on the application process in general, please see the Proposal Submission FAQs and Tips page at http://southwestpca.org/conference/faqs-and-tips/

Individual proposals for 15-minute papers must include an abstract of approximately 200-500 words. Including a brief bio in the body of the proposal form is encouraged, but not required.  

For information on how to submit a proposal for a roundtable or a multi-paper panel, please view the above FAQs and Tips page.  

SWPACA offers monetary awards for the best graduate student papers in a variety of categories. Submissions of accepted, full papers are due January 1, 2019. 

For more information, visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/graduate-student-awards/

Registration and travel information for the conference is available at http://southwestpca.org/conference/conference-registration-information/

In addition, please check out the organization's peer-reviewed, scholarly journal, Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy, at http://journaldialogue.org/

If you have any questions about the LAMS & DIGITAL HUMANITIES area, please contact its Area Chair, Dr. Suzanne Stauffer stauffer@lsu.edu.

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Library Technician, Oregon State University Libraries, Corvallis, OR

Are you a detail-oriented, hardworking individual that enjoys a fast-paced work environment? Interested in working for a place that promotes a culture of civility, respect, and inclusivity? Then submit your application for our Library Technician 3 (LT3) position now open in the Resource Acquisitions and Sharing (RAS) Department at Oregon State University's Valley Library. The individual in this position will be responsible for maintaining print serials and standing orders, processing physical media, and assisting with electronic resources. The ideal candidate will work to meet the needs of patrons, improve workflows, foster relationships among stakeholders, and effectively communicate and collaborate within and outside of this essential library department.

 

The full announcement and application instructions are available at: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/65652 

Posting number: P01734CT

 

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by September 14, 2018. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until the posting closing date of September 21, 2018. 

 

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

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Digital Imaging Assistant, Morton R. Godine Library, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

Digital Imaging Assistant-- Temporary Part-time Position--Morton R. Godine Library
 
The Morton R. Godine Library at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design seeks a digital imaging assistant for the Visual Resources Library. Primary responsibilities include creating, editing and cataloging digital images with high quality results from copy images and original materials. 
 
Qualifications: A minimum of one year of experience with digital image photography and production, or educational equivalent. Experience with Photoshop and Google Suite. Applicants should be flexible, detail-oriented, and have excellent interpersonal skills. Preferred qualifications include: experience with ARTstor, JStor Forum, Omeka, and PowerPoint. 
 
Resume review will begin September 12, 2018. This is a temporary, part-time position. 18 hours/week through June 30, 2019.  Starting date ASAP. Open until filled.
 
Salary: $15/hour.
 
Please send cover letter and resume via email to: 
Caitlin Pereira  cpereira@massart.edu
MassArt is an AA/EOE. Members of under-represented groups and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment are encouraged to apply. 

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Internships, Aperture Foundation, New York City, NY

Aperture Foundation is a multi-platform, non-profit photography organization that publishes photobooks and a quarterly magazine, teaches visual literacy to kids in NYC, and hosts exhibitions, workshops and lectures.

We are currently accepting internship applications for the spring term of our Work Scholar Program, which will begin in January 2019. We have recently adapted our program to be part-time, three days per week. We host interns across all of our departments, including the Library Department.

The Library and Digital Archive work scholar assists in organization and circulation activities for Aperture Foundation's in-house Library and also supports digital archives projects related to the development of file hierarchy systems and information structures.

View a short video about the program here.

The deadline for applications is October 15, 2018. To learn more about the other positions available and application requirements for each department, click here.

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Library Assistant, NHTI Concord's Community College, Concord, NH

Library Assistant I

Department:

Library

Location:

NHTI - Concord's Community College

Position Number:

C2R00094

Pay Range:

$12.85 - $14.18 Per Hour

Appointment Type:

Covered Part-Time - Non-Exempt

Labor Grade:

04

Work Schedule:

up to 25 hours/week; nights and weekend hours; 2nd shift differential

 

This position is part-time, nights and weekend hours; 2nd shift differential.

SCOPE OF WORK: Performs semi-routine duties for College Library, such as checking library materials in and out, shelving library materials, and processing library materials. This position shall report to the Circulation Supervisor at NHTI, Concord's Community College.

ACCOUNTABILITIES: 

  • Checks library materials in and out using automated circulation system.
  • Processes newly acquired library materials (jacketing, labeling, etc.).
  • Accessions and shelves periodicals.
  • Shelves books and DVDs.
  • Performs input of records into online catalogue and statewide union catalogue.
  • Helps students and general public find information and materials.
  • Assists student and the general public in the use of the internet, Microsoft Office products, etc.
  • Opens and/or closes the Library, enabling all machines, lights, etc.
  • Supervises work study students and library clerks.
  • Light housekeeping cleaning of furniture and equipment.
  • Complies with all college, system, state and federal rules and regulations.  
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent.

Experience: Six (6) months' clerical experience including computer knowledge, preferably in connection with library operations.

License/Certification: None required.

RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of correct English usage, punctuation, spelling, grammar and vocabulary. Working knowledge of modern library techniques, procedures and working tools used in accessioning, cataloging, circulating and maintaining library materials. Skills in the performance of clerical and manipulative tasks. Ability to type and maintain a filing system and to adjust to a considerable amount of routine work. Ability to letter legibly and skillfully. Ability to apply library methods and principles in acquiring, circulation and providing limited patron services. Ability to understand and carry out moderately complex oral and written instructions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other library personnel and the general public. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the college appointing authority.

DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.

To apply, please complete a CCSNH application at www.nhti.edu/careers

Please note, we cannot accept applications submitted through Indeed.

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STEM Assistant Librarian, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, LA

LSU Libraries is hiring! The STEM librarian reports to the head of Research and Instruction Services (RIS) and collaborates with a team of creative and dynamic librarians to foster a research and teaching & learning environment that encourages success among faculty, students, and staff.

The position's responsibilities cover all aspects of research and teaching & learning consulting services, blended librarian roles (incorporating instructional design and learner/user experience regarding teaching & learning) and selection/collection development duties. Broad examples of essential functions include:

  • Promoting, teaching, and assessing information literacy and library skills instruction in assigned disciplines and appropriate courses
  • Seeing department and campus partnerships and collaborations
  • Promoting the use of library services and resources
  • Developing discipline specific workshops (both face to face and online), online tutorials, and research guides
  • Providing information and research assistance/consulting to students and faculty

This is a tenure-track position with an entry rank of Assistant Librarian. Tenure-track duties and responsibilities include engaging in teaching, scholarship, and service activities for promotion and tenure. 

Contact Cristina Caminita ccamin1@lsu.edu for more info.

The full position description can be found here lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/LSU/job/...

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Archival Intern, Research Associate, Defense Forensic Science Center, Forest Park, GA

​The Defense Forensic Science Center (DFSC) is seeking candidates for an archival intern.

We would like to have archival interns present throughout the school year and with no particular start or stop date. Because we are able to continuously accept students into the program, we do not have a hard deadline for applications. Students are able to work part time so that they can take advantage of the internship opportunities while still taking classes or devote full time to the work.

The salary range is $2000-3000 for full time (40 hr/week) interns, depending on the number of completed credit hours, GPA, and whether the applicant has previous research experience. This amount will be prorated for the students that do not work full time.

To Apply:

Email a copy of your resume/CV and unofficial transcript to the address below. After a pre-selection interview, you may be directed to apply online at the Army Educational Outreach Program (www.aeop.com) website. Proof of U.S. citizenship (i.e. copy of passport, birth certificate, or naturalization document) will be required at a later time. Thank you for your interest!

Email: gillem.DFSC.EOP@mail.mil

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Open Rank Faculty Positions, Rutgers University's School of Communication and Information, New Brunswick, NJ

Department of Library and Information Science
Rutgers University's School of Communication and Information
Open Rank Faculty Positions

https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/73508

We seek faculty for tenure-track or tenured positions who complement the strengths of our existing faculty and support our needs for research, teaching, and administration. Our foci include:

  • People and Community - the information needs of people in diverse social, organizational, cultural, and health contexts and the design of responsive information services, networks, and systems for libraries, archives, museums, hospitals, laboratories, and other information agencies.
  • Data, Information and Knowledge - the dynamic combination of data, information, and knowledge, and their creation, analysis, organization, use, and preservation to provide meaningful and adaptive services to individuals, organizations, and communities.
  • Information Systems and Services - their design, implementation, and evaluation, including socio-technical systems that enable access to information, and learning how to optimize their usefulness in meeting organizational, community, and individual goals.
  • Empowerment, Engagement and Action - scholarly and professional leadership and the capacity to design, develop, and make available cultural, intellectual, and technological records and systems to enable people to improve their health, wellbeing, and their lives.


We especially invite candidates who will take leadership roles in our highly ranked Master of Information (MI), our rapidly growing Information Technology and Informatics (ITI) undergraduate major, and our inter-disciplinary Ph.D. program. We are a charter member of the iSchool caucus and are in an exciting period of transformation and growth. The ideal candidate's scholarship would focus on one or more area above, bringing together research in areas of social computing, information studies, librarianship, health informatics, data science, computational social science, human-computer interaction, and related fields.

Rutgers University's School of Communication and Information houses a dynamic and engaged community of scholars whose fields of communication, information science, library studies, journalism, and media studies intersect to address contemporary challenges.

For more about the School and active faculty searches, see comminfo.rutgers.edu.

For queries regarding the position, please contact the search committee chair Marie L. Radford (mradford@rutgers.edu).

Qualifications: A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant field is expected as of June 2019. Applicants should have a demonstrated record or strong likelihood of top-tier peer-reviewed publications and evidence of or preparation for effective teaching. Senior level applicants should provide evidence of leadership in research, instruction, and service. A strong record of external funding is a plus.

Requirements: Responsibilities of tenure-track/tenured faculty members include undergraduate and graduate teaching assignments in communication, an active program of research in the candidate's area of scholarly expertise, and service contributions in accordance with the university policy for tenure‐track and tenured appointments.

For Detailed Information and to Submit an Application: Applications should address the points above and clearly articulate the candidate's fit to specific departmental and school‐wide research foci. Please include a letter of application, CV, up to three representative publications, and names and contact information for three referees (no letters at this time). Applications should be received by October 15, 2018.

Apply at https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/73508.

Rutgers University is an AA/EEO employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability. For additional information please see our Non-Discrimination Statement. http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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Young Adult Librarian, J. V. Fletcher Library, Westford, MA

YOUNG ADULT LIBRARIAN - Innovative, youth-oriented professional for busy progressive public library in a supportive community.

Qualifications - ALA-accredited MLS degree; minimum 3 - 5 years of library experience with juveniles. Engaged and enthusiastic customer service manner with infants through teens; proficiency in ILS, social media, juvenile programming, collection development, public relations, planning, and Youth Services team responsibility.

Duties - 37.5 HPW; one evening per week, plus Saturday and Sunday rotations: Saturdays (one in four), Sundays January - April only; benefited.

Salary - CWA Bargaining unit; entry pay depending on experience.

Range: $25.25 - $32.94/hr in 10 steps; 10% differential after 6pm, MLS and supervisory stipends. AA/EEO.

Available - until filled. 

Send  -- Cover Letter, craft and programming sample, resume and two references to:

                                    Ellen Rainville, Director

                                    J. V. Fletcher Library

                                    50 Main St.

                                    Westford MA 01886-2599

                                    erainville@westfordma.gov

                                    978-399-2312

                                    www.westfordlibrary.org

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Librarian/Archivist, Dedham Historical Society & Museum, Dedham, MA

Archivist/Librarian

Dedham Historical Society & Museum, Dedham, MA

Please send a cover letter and resume to society@dedhamhistorical.org

 

Overview

The Dedham Historical Society & Museum (DHSM) seeks a part-time Archivist/Librarian to oversee, promote, and steward its important collections that reflect the history of one of the oldest and most historic communities in the nation.

 

Essential functions of the DHSM Librarian/Archivist Museum:

  • Care for the library and archives collections using current archival and records management best practices, maintaining the physical collection with an eye toward preservation and access.
  • Provide reference services to historical and genealogical researchers, in person or by phone, email, or mail.
  • Provide ideas and reference services for programs, publications, exhibits, reports, grants, etc.
  • Participate in and assist with school programs.
  • Use database programs to catalog materials for accessioning and to run reports (DHSM uses Past Perfect).
  • Preserve the collections through monitoring and housing in appropriate archival enclosures, boxes, and on shelving.
  • Make materials accessible by writing website finding aids.
  • Create monthly visitor reports for the board.
  • Appraise external library and archival materials for possible accession to the collection through gifts or purchase. Consider materials for deaccessioning.
  • Supervise and/or assists volunteers.
  • Report to and under the direction of the executive director.

 

Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in relevant field and/or ALA-accredited degree (MLS/MLIS or equivalent).  
  • Working knowledge of historic collections.
  • Experience in aiding researchers and undertaking research.
  • Knowledge of the principles of the care and handing of rare materials.
  • Strong organizational and communications skills.
  • Familiarity with collections databases.
  • Experience digitizing collections.
  • Familiarity with social media a plus.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Archivist/Librarian

Dedham Historical Society & Museum

 

About the Archives and Library

The DHSM is an independent research facility. The archives and library collects, preserves, and provides access to genealogical records and materials related to the history of Dedham from the 1600s to the present. The library contains more than 10,000 volumes including standard and rare genealogical and historical reference materials. The archives includes extensive primary documents relating to Dedham families. Also included are Dedham related materials including Church and civil records from 1635; Newspapers from 1796; 18th-20th century maps; journals, diaries, scrapbooks, photographs, motion pictures, glass negatives, postcards, and ephemera; social organizations; business collections including banks and turnpikes; early industries and patents; materials relating to local schools; and military collections with particularly strong material from the Civil War and World War II; etc. For more information on the archives and library, visit http://dedhamhistorical.org/research

 

About DHSM

The Dedham Historical Society & Museum was founded in 1859 for the purposes of collecting and preserving material related to the history of Dedham, MA, from the 1600s to the present. The DHSM works within the community and beyond to establish an appreciation for the town's history and place within the culture of the region, connecting the past to the present. Established in 1636, the original land grant extended 200 miles to the border of what is now Rhode Island, since sectioned into 16 towns. The DHSM holds an important collection of American fine and decorative arts relating to the town and early Massachusetts history, and a library and archives housing rare materials ranging from original documents from the town's founding, industries, military, maps, church and civil records, etc. Dedham is the seat of Norfolk County and home to many "firsts" in the nation. For more information about Dedham, visit http://dedhamhistorical.org/history. The Dedham Historical Society & Museum is a charitable, educational institution, organized under Chapter 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

About Dedham
In September of 1635, the Massachusetts General Court issued orders for the establishment of two inland towns, which could relieve the population pressures within the existing settlements along the Bay. The first of these towns was Concord; the second was Dedham (1636). Predominantly yeomen and middle-class people from Suffolk, Norfolk, and Essex, England, the Dedham pioneers found themselves in possession of something in excess of two hundred square miles, which extended to what is now the border of Rhode Island; 15 towns subsequently separated from the original community. Dedham is the seat of Norfolk County and home to many "firsts" in the nation. For more information about Dedham, visit http://dedhamhistorical.org/history

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Assistant Operations Manager, Corporate Art, Veritude/Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA

Veritude is hiring for an Assistant Operations Manager at Fidelity Investments in Boston, MA Group Description The Corporate Art Group(CAG) is responsible for all aspects of Fidelity's large corporate art collection. This collection is displayed in FMR's North American and International locations as well as affiliate company locations. The dynamic nature of Fidelity's business results in regular movement of people and groups across the portfolio - leading to a high volume of related art movement and care.

Job Responsibilities & Tasks

  • Provide operational support to Corporate Art Group
  • Provide planning and coordination for the installation/ deinstallation/ movement of art at FMR sites, with a focus on Investor Centers.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Contract
 
Apply here.

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Digital Asset Intern, National Fire Protection Association Research Library & Archives, Quincy, MA

Digital Asset Intern 

The National Fire Protection Association's mission is to help save lives and reduce loss with information, knowledge and passion. Dedicated to the elimination of death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards, the Association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission.

 

The NFPA Research Library & Archives houses artifacts, images, and resources on NFPA code development and Association history, fire research, fire prevention and suppression, life and building safety. The collection of national and international resources include 25,000+ books and reports, educational and marketing media, original art, in addition to all published NFPA materials dating from the Association's founding in 1896.

 

The NPFA Research Library and Archives is seeking temporary help with digitizing the National Electric Code collection. The Digital Asset Intern will be instructed in the use of digital camera and microfilm reader to digitize archival bound volumes, microfilm, and loose-leaf papers.

 

The Digital Asset Intern will also be responsible for post-processing the scanned materials by reviewing and correcting the digitized image; uploading into the appropriate repository, and applying pertinent metadata.

 

The work environment is in the main NFPA Research Library, which is open to the public. 

The skills required are:

  • Experience or training in archival processes and methods
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Familiarity with office software and equipment

 

The position pays $15.00/hour for a total of 250 hours, which breaks down to about 20 hours/week for 13 weeks. The exact hours of this position can be negotiated.

 

If you are interested in applying for this internship, please submit your resume and cover letter to Katelyn Enman-Salotto at kenman-salotto@nfpa.org  

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Multiple Positions, South Hadley Public Libraries, South Hadley, MA

South Hadley has two open, part-time positions - one at the Circulation Desk of the South Hadley Public Library, the other in the Children's Room of the Gaylord Memorial Library (a branch of the South Hadley Public Library). Both positions are 15 hours per week (you cannot combine them for a 30 hour shift). All applications must be made through the Town of South Hadley website
Application information and full job descriptions are also on the town website. 
Gaylord Youth Coordinator

This position plans, organizes and implements programs and activities for children such as storytime and craft programs and after-school activities; responsible for organization and display of children's materials; maintains age appropriate displays; replaces books in their proper position on shelves; assists patrons in the use of library facilities and resources; answers inquiries on procedures in person, by email, and by telephone; provides basic direction, information and instruction.

 

SHPL Library Assistant

Duties include all circulation desk tasks including check in, check out and renewing library materials; issue new cards; aid patrons on how to use the online catalog; assist and instruct patrons on how to use the library's computers, printers and other machines; provide reader advisory information to patrons when requested.  Assists patrons with basic readers advisory, computer troubleshooting and ready reference assistance.  Provides assistance, as required, in all departments of the library including Circulation Services, Adult Services, Local History, and Youth Services.

 

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Information Manager, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Boston, MA

The Information Sciences department at Vertex Pharmaceuticals is searching for an Information Manager to join as the newest member of this vital, fast-paced library team in Boston, MA. Reporting to the Associate Director, the Information Manager works directly with R&D and Commercial stakeholders globally, conducting expert custom scientific literature and intelligence searches.
 
Additional responsibilities include management of the company's primary research end-user resources, including vendor relations and contract management.
 
This position is ideal for a self-motivated professional who is highly organized, has the ability to be flexible and creative in their approach to workflow, and can problem-solve with the highest level of attention to detail and accuracy.  We are interested in a candidate who works well within a team but has the ability to be effective in self-directed projects.  A strong commitment to customer service is crucial.

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S./M.S. degree in a life science (biology, chemistry), or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years scientific literature searching experience
  • Deep familiarity with biomedical literature resources and industry databases (such as Dialog, SciFinder, Reaxys, Cortellis, TrialTrove, etc.)
  • Strong organizational skills with acute attention to detail
  • Customer service oriented
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Highly-effective communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Effective collaborator/listener
  • Capacity for critical thinking/quick study
  • Understanding of information organization and its importance
  • Full familiarity with Office suite of applications
  • Please submit cover letter with application


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Library/Information Science
  • Previous experience in libraries or corporate information centers
  • Vendor management and contract negotiation
  • Knowledge of computer software/web technologies and/or data science/analytics
  • Ability to apply imaginative solutions to a variety of challenges

Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation to create transformative medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. We discovered and developed the first medicines to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis (CF), a rare, life-threatening genetic disease. In addition to clinical development programs in CF, Vertex has more than a dozen ongoing research programs focused on the underlying mechanisms of other serious diseases. Founded in 1989 in Cambridge, Mass., Vertex today has research and development sites and offices around the world. For several consecutive years, Science magazine has named Vertex one of its Top Employers in the life sciences.

For additional information and the latest updates from the Company, please visit www.vrtx.com.

Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the recruiter or hiring manager, or contact Talent Acquisition at ApplicationAssistance@vrtx.com.

Req ID: 10806BR

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Librarian, Bridgeport Public Library, Bridgeport, CT

The Bridgeport Public Library introduces a great opportunity for a full-time Teen Services Librarian to work at our Main Burroughs-Saden Library. 

Librarian I, Full Time (40 hrs. per week) - The Bridgeport Public Library in Bridgeport, CT is seeking a TEEN Librarian to provide library services and programming for young adults. Successful candidate is energetic, creative, team-oriented, and knowledgeable with respect to young adult literature, familiar with computers, gaming, online databases, 3D printing and has experience working with young adults (ages 12-19).Good oral and written communication skills.  

Duties include, but are not limited to creating library programs; instructing teens and caregivers in information gathering, research skills and digital literacy skills; Teen librarian will conduct regular community needs assessments in order to create tailored services and programs for young adult population. Candidates must be available to work nights and weekends, and be able to bend and lift at least 25 pounds. The ability to speak additional languages (especially Spanish) is highly desirable.   

 

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program required.
  • One or more years of professional experience in a library setting preferred. 

Summary of Benefits: Health, limited Dental & Vision, Life Insurance, 12 paid holidays, up to 4 weeks vacation, 3 Personal and 10 sick days per fiscal year, optional Deferred Compensation Plan, and a City Credit Union. This position is a member of the Bridgeport City Supervisors Association (Union) after successful completion of a 6 month probationary period. 

Starting Salary: $58,603.  

To apply:  Please send resume, cover letter and professional references to Assistant City Librarian John Soltis: jsoltis@bridgeportpubliclibrary.org by 5:00 pm Friday, September 14th, 2018. 

 

The Bridgeport Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of the workforce. EOE/AA

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Multiple Positions, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, Princeton, NJ

Otsuka is expanding the Information team in the Princeton office and is looking to hire an Information Manager and Information Specialist. Otsuka's Information team in the U.S. has 8 members and supports global clinical development, regulatory, medical, business development and commercialization.

 

Information Manager position:

external-otsuka.icims.com/jobs/10423/...

Information Specialist position:

external-otsuka.icims.com/jobs/10419/...

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Project Archivist Intern, Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Lexington, MA

Internship Title: Project Archivist Internship - Melvin Maynard Johnson Records

Institution/Organization Name: Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library

Internship Location (City, State, Province, Country): 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, Massachusetts 02421-5703

Years of experience required: 0-1

Compensation: This paid internship ($15 per hour, no other benefits will accrue or be paid) is generously sponsored by the Scottish Rite Masons of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction.

Internship Description:  Under the direction of the Museum's Archivist, the Project Intern will be responsible for the processing, arrangement, and description of the Melvin Maynard Johnson Records, following professional standards. This is a paid internship and is not eligible for benefits. The Project Intern will create an index to the collection in MS Access and a finding aid according to the Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS). The Project Intern will digitize archival material and record technical, item, and structural metadata as necessary. Other duties may be included as needed.

The Museum and Library hours are Monday through Saturday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The intern will be expected to commit to 230 hours of work, which will be completed part-time over an extended period. Internship dates and hours are flexible to accommodate the Project Intern's possible course load and schedule.

Position Qualifications:

  • Actively pursuing or interested in undergraduate or graduate education in library science, archival management, history, or a related field
  • Strong verbal and writing skills
  • Ability to take direction and accept constructive feedback
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Strong sense of responsibility and confidentiality
  • Ability to lift archival boxes up to 40 lbs.

Collection Description:

57 record storage containers (approximately 80 linear feet)

Melvin Maynard Johnson Biography:

Melvin Maynard Johnson (1871-1957) was a prominent and influential Freemason, lawyer, and academic. Johnson was born in Waltham, Massachusetts, to Byron B. Johnson, the first mayor of the city of Waltham, and Louisa H. Johnson. Johnson attended Waltham public schools and graduated from Tufts College in 1892. He graduated magna cum laude from Boston University School of Law (BUSL) in 1895. In 1910, Johnson's successful defense of murder suspect Hattie LeBlanc propelled him into the national spotlight and earned him fame as an attorney. Johnson returned to BUSL as a professor in 1918 and was appointed the Dean of the School in 1935. Johnson held this position until his retirement from Boston University in 1942.

Johnson was raised a Master Mason in Monitor Lodge (Waltham) in 1892. He served as the Lodge's Worshipful Master from 1902 to 1903. Among his numerous positions and contributions to the fraternity, Johnson served as the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts from 1913 to 1916. He served as the Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction's first full-time Sovereign Grand Commander, a position he held from 1933 until 1953. Johnson led the Scottish Rite through both the Great Depression and World War II and established the Scottish Rite Benevolent Foundation. One of Johnson's great interests was mental health, and he helped to create and lead the Scottish Rite's Schizophrenia Research Program, one of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction's central charities for decades. In addition to these accomplishments, Johnson was a historian of early American Freemasonry and the author of several books on the topic, including Freemasonry in America Prior to 1750 (1917) and The Beginnings of Freemasonry in America (1924).

Johnson was the husband of Ina Delphine Freeman and the father of Dorothy Adams and Melvin Maynard Johnson, Jr., a noted American designer of firearms, lawyer, and US Marine Corps officer. A longtime resident of Brookline, Massachusetts, Johnson died in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1957.

About the Museum & Library: Established in 1975 by the Scottish Rite Freemasons of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library tells the story of Freemasonry and fraternalism in the context of American history. Unique in the nation, the Museum aims to be the "historical society" of American Freemasonry by collecting, preserving, interpreting and celebrating the history of fraternalism. As a department within the Museum, the Van Gorden-Williams Library & Archives is one of the premiere repositories in the United States for the study of Freemasonry and fraternalism. The collection of the Library & Archives comprises over 60,000 books, 1,600 serial titles and 2,000 cubic feet of archival materials related to Freemasonry, fraternalism, and American history.

The Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for this internship please send a resume and a letter describing your interest to: John Coelho, Archivist, jcoelho@srmml.org or to Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Van Gorden-Williams Library & Archives, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington MA 02421.

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School Librarian, Brookwood School, Manchester, MA

Brookwood School

Title: School Librarian (part-time)

Date: August 2018

About Brookwood

Brookwood School is a PreK-8 independent school with 350 students located on a beautiful 30-acre wooded campus in Manchester, MA along the coastline of the North Shore of Boston.

Brookwood is a warm, child-centered community with an extraordinary commitment to both the development of the mind and the development of the self. Through a purposeful balance of challenge, encouragement, and opportunity for appropriate risk-taking, the School fosters lifelong habits of inquiry, critical thinking, creativity, and scholarship, just as it instills a healthy sense of self, a flexible mindset, and a deep respect for the dignity of others. Ultimately, Brookwood strives to graduate academically accomplished individuals of conscience, character, compassion, and cultural competence. It also offers a playful, collaborative work environment of more than 90 faculty and staff who go the extra mile to do what is best for kids.

At Brookwood, kids come first--not the test, not trophies, not to-do lists. We know how kids learn best. Every day, we use our expertise to challenge kids intellectually and ensure they feel valued so that they can grow into their best selves. Because when kids skip down hallways, learn with curiosity, think deeply, and take risks, they confidently walk into whatever's next.

Brookwood is seeking a part-time School Librarian​. The position is a part-time appointment for the 2018-2019 school year with the option to apply for a permanent full-time position for the following school year.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to think creatively about best practices in new and emerging learning applications, digital content, and research models for the elementary aged students at Brookwood. Reporting to the Library Director, the School Librarian will play an important role in developing content for the library website, maintaining bibliographic quality in the library collections, and performing some teaching responsibilities.

Qualifications and Attributes

  • Currently enrolled and/or completed a Masters in Library and Information Science from an accredited program with a School Library Teacher concentration preferred
  • Ability to be a positive and enthusiastic advocate for the library program
  • Information literacy skills for children and adolescents
  • Knowledge of children's and young adult literature and a familiarity with an active school library
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and institutional judgment. Ability to collaborate easily with multiple departments and personnel
  • Strong writing, editing, and problem solving capabilities
  • Excellent organization and communication skills
  • Experience with Library applications, LibGuides, Google Docs, Excel, iMovie, iPad apps, and other presentation applications
  • Creative self-starter and finisher with a sense of humor

This is an hourly, part-time position (16 hours per week).

Applicants please email cover letter, résumé, and references to Sheila Geraty, Library Director at employment@brookwood.edu. Please include "Librarian" in the subject line of your e-mail.

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Contract Faculty & Manager of School Library Teacher Program, Simmons SLIS, Boston, MA

Full-time Contract Faculty and Manager of School Library Teacher Program (Non-Tenure Track) at the SLIS Boston, Massachusetts.
Simmons SLIS invites applicants for a three-year renewable contract faculty appointment. Reappointment is possible based on performance and school needs. This is not a tenure-track appointment.
Responsibilities: This position combines both teaching and administrative responsibilities; it includes teaching face-to-face and/or online during the 10-month academic year in addition to overseeing the administrative operations of the School Library Teacher Program. Administrative services may include, but are not limited to, student advising, practicum experience and licensing, management and maintenance of student records. Opportunities are also available for additional summer teaching.
Areas of Specialization: We seek faculty to support School Library Teacher Program and contribute to a nationally ranked LIS Program. The faculty member will teach at least one course in the SLT curriculum. Priority areas include: curriculum and instruction for school librarians, management of school libraries, and an introductory course for school librarians.
Requirements: A minimum of a Master's Degree in library and information science (LIS) with relevant work experience required; preference will be given to applicants who hold an LIS doctoral degree. We seek applicants with administrative experience who can demonstrate excellence in teaching and leadership in professional service. Experience with Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education licensing requirements is desirable as well as experience in the area of designing and delivering online courses. Work week may include travel and some evenings or weekends.
Salary is negotiable, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Simmons College participates in TIAA/CREF and offers excellent benefits packages, including tuition reimbursement for dependents at Simmons and other institutions.
Simmons College is strongly committed to diversity, and values candidates who bring a variety of backgrounds and experiences to our community. Please visit us at http://www.simmons.edu/slis/.
For further information, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Melanie Kimball at melanie.kimball@simmons.edu.
Simmons College was chartered in 1899 and opened in 1902; the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) began with the College. Today, SLIS has nearly 800 students on two campuses and online, some 50 of whom are in our PhD program. A top-ten ranked program in U.S. News & World Report, SLIS attracts students from all over the United States and the world. Alumni hail from every state and over 80 countries. The program offers a dynamic environment for research and learning. Our faculty have received grants from a diverse array of federal agencies and private foundations.
 
Instructions to Applicants: Please submit the following required documents: cover letter, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, letter outlining research interests and experience, and names and contact information for three references. 
Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
As a College committed to diversity, Simmons encourages applications broadly.  Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body and curriculum.

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Executive Director, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vergennes, VT

Love Lake Champlain and its historical lore? Are you an experienced leader and mentor with knowledge of the nonprofit world? Then we have the job for you! The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is looking for an enthusiastic, environmentally aware, history curious, education minded, people person to become our Executive Director.

LCMM is a unique blend of museum and education provider with programs that range from classroom instruction, hands-on learning opportunities including a semester long boat-building program, and professional development courses for educators. Our summer camps (Lake Adventure Camps) are a popular staple during the summer. And the core of our museum, what gave it life and underpins the entire organization, is our nautical archaeology program. In a word, shipwrecks.

Please visit https://www.lcmm.org/job-opening-executive-director/ to learn more and apply.

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum opened its doors as a non-profit museum in 1986. Beginning in an original historic stone schoolhouse, its waterfront campus has grown to over a dozen buildings serving upwards of 3,500 students each year through nautical exploration, pedagogy and experiential learning adventures. We inspire students to 'Learn from the Lake' and make valuable connections between the discoveries made through underwater research and historical exploration and the future of their communities and the world around them.

LCMM is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Executive Director, South End Historical Society, Boston, MA

Founded in 1966, the South End Historical Society is dedicated to historic preservation and education in Boston's historic South End. Since the 1960s, the historical society has worked continuously to retain the Victorian integrity of the South End. The South End Historical Society seeks an innovative and enthusiastic leader to serve as its next Executive Director. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for organizing and directing all operational, administrative, fundraising and programming aspects of the organization.

The job's role is multidimensional, requiring interaction with the Board of Directors, SEHS members, volunteers and the South End community. The ideal candidate will have exceptional management, strategic thinking, and communication skills.

QUALIFICATIONS: A master's degree in History, Public History, Archives, or equivalent; excellent organizational skills, oral and written communication skills; ability to work independently a must; experience with QuickBooks, Microsoft Office, PastPerfect, and WordPress preferred; experience working at a non-profit organization a plus.

RESPONSIBILITIES: organize programs and events; work with the board of directors; oversee archives and collections; basic bookkeeping with QuickBooks; membership outreach; manage SEHS website and social media accounts; oversee ongoing internship program; organize annual fundraiser; create SEHS newsletter.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Lauren Prescott, admin@southendhistoricalsociety.org.

No phone calls, please.

For the full job listing, please visit: https://www.southendhistoricalsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/ED-Job-Listing.pdf

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Head of Library Information Systems, Sacramento State University Library, Sacramento, CA

Head of Library Information Systems (Admin II)

The Head of Library Information Systems reports to the Associate Dean for Digital Technologies and Resource Management, and serves to provide leadership and direction for innovative services and technologies. The position will define and articulate the vision, strategic directions, and priorities for information technology in a dynamic environment that values creativity, teamwork and innovation.

The Head of Library Information Systems is responsible for the management of the Library Information Systems Department, which includes planning, budgeting, and setting policy for information resources in the University Library. The Head of Library Information Systems directly supervises staff responsible for desktop support, application development, the Library web sites, supporting digital services, infrastructure architecture and administration, and supports staff in the performance of their duties. The individual will lead a service-oriented program that researches, develops, and supports advanced information systems for the Library, and ensures excellent operational management of information systems and support of end users. The Head of Library Information Systems provides leadership in coordinating and defining system requirements and tasks for library-wide projects and initiatives. The Head of Library Information Systems will work closely with Library Administration, University IT, and other stakeholders to take advantage of technological developments that enhance teaching, learning, research, and scholarship.

Full position description and application procedures are available here: csus.peopleadmin.com/postings/3321 

First review of applications: 09/12/2018

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Medical Librarian, Mission Hospital, Mission Viejo, CA

Job Summary:
The Medical Librarian will work collaboratively with health professionals to perform a variety of professional librarian activities in areas such as reference, research assistance, outreach, instruction, collection development, website development and evidenced-based decision making. The position reports to the Manager of Professional Education and must establish and maintain effective working relationships with management and staff at all levels of Providence Saint Joseph Health System, as well as 
with vendors, agents, and others. 

Education

Minimum Position Qualifications: 

  • Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution, Masters in Information Science or related information or business management degree or degree in progress and Academic degree in biology or the natural sciences, or demonstrated equivalent gained through experience in an academic medical or science library 

Experience

Preferred Position Qualifications: 

  • Experience with evidence-based medicine, Previous experience in Medical Library, web development skills, meta-data skills. 

WHY CHOOSE US?

In addition to being Magnet Recognized and awarded Top Work Places, Mission Hospital offers generous medical, dental, and vision premiums for caregivers and their eligible dependents. Professional Advancement Individual career development plans, ongoing education, tuition reimbursement, motivating managers.

Health Medical - Blue Shield HMO and POS plans, Dental - Delta Care DHMO and Delta Dental PPO plans, Employee Assistance Program Wellness Retirement - 401(K), 

Paid-Time Off - Based on employment status of FT, PT, PD and years of service, 
Employee Life insurance with optional family coverage, Flexible Spending Accounts, optional Pre-Paid Legal Plan Organization Medical Library 

More information at: stjhs.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/...

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K-12 Library/Media Role, American International School in Cyprus, Kasou, Nicosia, Cyprus

Start date: August 2018 - immediately

Status: Full Time Position

Apply to: employment@aisc.ac.cy

Description of the Role:

Highly Effective - Planning

A highly effective teacher librarian develops effective plans for the library program. Annual review of school focus goals, library data and collaborative input from the school community is part of developing a plan of action for continuous quality improvement

Highly Effective - Instructional Specialist

The highly effective teacher librarian designs and implements lessons and assessments that meaningfully integrate 21st Century Learning Standards, American Library Association Academic Standards, and digital literacy skills through direct instruction and collaboration with content teachers

Highly Effective - Leadership

As a leader, the highly effective teacher librarian promotes collaboration and creative problem solving. The teacher librarian influences staff and students to embrace a growth mindset by demonstrating lifelong learning in practice

Highly Effective - Library Environment

The highly effective teacher librarian establishes a safe, inclusive and respectful learning environment for a diverse population of students. The school library space is open, warm welcoming; it is flexibly designed to meet a wide variety of needs as well as to foster learning and curiosity

Highly Effective - Library Management

The highly effective school library and library staff believes that print, multimedia, and electronic materials are core ingredients for building a foundation for literacy, reading pleasure, and research skills. A strong collection:

  1. includes professionally selected print and digital resources that are easily accessible, align to curriculum, foster independent reading needs, and reflect diverse points of view; and
  2. is regularly weeded to create a viable and current collection, resulting in an aesthetically pleasing environment that facilitates and encourages users to select relevant materials

Requirements:

  • Undergraduate Degree in Education; Master's in Library Science (MLS) - or Similar
  • Native/Near Native English Speaker
  • Two years K-12 Library Teaching/Information and Research Literacy

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Archival Fellowship, Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury, VT

Details:
https://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/beck-fellowship

Job Title: Jane Beck Folklife Fellowship--Archival Fellow
Reports to: Archivist
Position: Part-time, 12 month terminal


The Jane Beck Folklife Fellowship:
The Jane Beck Folklife Fellowship provides the recipient with a part-time (25 hour-a-week) one-year terminal position that carries a stipend of $30,000. The recipient is required to reside in the state of Vermont for the duration of the Fellowship and fulfill the majority of their work hours on site at the Vermont Folklife Center offices in Middlebury, VT.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Archival Fellow:

  • Work with Archivist and Assistant Archivist to manage the day-to-day functions of the VFC Archive
  • Assist patrons with access to the collection
  • Document and describe collection materials using MS Access and ArchiveSpace databases
  • Edit existing--and generate new--online collections using Omeka
  • Oversee ongoing digital preservation activities
  • Oversee reorganization of archival storage vault
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings
  • Maintain a flexible and open-minded attitude to the evolving nature of non-profit work and take on other tasks as requested by the Archivist.


Based on organizational need and the skills of the Fellow, opportunities to engage in ethnographic fieldwork, media production, exhibit development and public programming may arise.


Requirements:
Archival Fellowship Qualifications:

The Jane Beck Archival Folklife Fellowship is intended for individuals who fall into one of the following categories:

  • Have in the 12 months prior to the start of the Fellowship completed an MLS/MLIS/MIS/MAS degree from an ALA accredited institution and have demonstrated interest in and/or experience working with ethnographic, folklife and/or multimedia collections.
  • Are actively completing a dissertation in folklore studies, ethnomusicology or a related ethnographic discipline and hold MLS/MLIS/MIS/MAS degree from an ALA accredited institution or are currently enrolled in an an MLS/MLIS/MIS/MAS degree from an ALA accredited institution or have demonstrated professional experience working in archives.
  • Have in the 12 months prior to the start of the Fellowship completed masters or doctoral degrees in folklore studies, ethnomusicology or a related ethnographic discipline and hold and MLS/MLIS/MIS/MAS degree from an ALA accredited institution or are currently enrolled in an MLS/MLIS/MIS/MAS degree from an ALA accredited institution or have demonstrated professional experience working in archives.


Essential Skills:
Working knowledge of archival descriptive and common metadata standards. Familiarity with ArchiveSpace, MS Access, and Omeka database systems. Competency with common office software (e.g. MS Word, Excel, Google Apps), and computer operating systems (Windows, Mac OS). Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and participate in consensus-based decision making. Willingness and capacity to take initiative and work independently. Demonstrated productivity, creativity and attention to detail.

Additional Useful Skills:
Awareness of preservation and descriptive approaches for audio-visual materials. Familiarity with analog and digital audio recording and playback equipment. Familiarity with digital audio software. Reading knowledge of French. Skills in PHP, CSS and MySQL.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, see, walk, and sit for extended periods and occasionally stand, use hands to feel and hold, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. The work environment is varied and may take place in a wide range of venues. (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

Please note: This is not an all-encompassing statement of this position's responsibilities. While it attempts to be comprehensive, new responsibilities may be assigned to this position at any time.


Compensation:
This is a part-time, 12-month terminal position.


To Apply:
Submit cover letter and CV to info@vermontfolklifecenter.org by September 15, 2018. Cover letter should include the names and contact information for two references who can speak specifically to applicant's archival experience. Please include "Jane Beck Folklife Fellowship Application" in the subject line.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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Electronic Resources Access & Discovery Librarian, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Electronic Resources Access & Discovery Librarian

Boston College seeks a knowledgeable and innovative individual for the position of Electronic Resources Access & Discovery Librarian. The successful candidate, under the supervision of Head of Resource Acquisition & Management, establishes and maintains online access to licensed and open access electronic resources. This position works closely with vendors and other library staff to provide quality control of e-resources links and knowledge bases, and ensures consistent access to library electronic holdings across multiple discovery and access platforms.


Responsibilities:

  • Focus on establishing and maintaining online access to electronic resources licensed by Boston College Library and open access resources
  • Collaborate with Electronic Resources Librarian, Resource Acquisitions Librarian and other library staff to ensure the smooth development and implementation of electronic resources workflows
  • Participate in planning and implementing new services, and supporting and improving existing services
  • Responsible for ensuring consistency in service quality, best practices, and procedures     
  • Work as a team member to resolve problem reports and ensure patron access to electronic resources is not interrupted
  • Serve on committees related to e-resources access, discovery and delivery, identifying workflows and ensuring that action items are brought to the attention of appropriate technical services staff
  • Serve on the Budget Group and the Finance Group, developing reports and analysis of financial data as well as providing supports for budget management and planning
  • Stay abreast of emerging trends and best practices related to e‐resources 
  • Play an active role in e‐resource related projects and initiatives as assigned
  • Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $58,450 to $73,050; salary commensurate with relevant experience


Requirements:

  • MLS or Master's degree in Information Science required.
  • 3 years of library technical services experience required, preferably in an academic library 
  • Experience with supporting electronic resource lifecycle activities
  • Experience with discovery systems, link resolvers, and proxy server configurations
  • Experience with collections and budget analysis 
  • Experience with usability testing
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across departments and with partner institutions
  • Understanding of database issues, and the interoperability needs to support Alma and Primo
  • Strong analytical skills and experience with statistical analysis, including producing reports and communicating findings
  • Familiarity with metadata and cataloging rules for serials and electronic resources
  • Requires a thorough understanding of electronic resources, including awareness of issues of vendors, consortia, packages, aggregators, platforms, licensing, pricing models, and financial and statistical management needs
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Please click here to apply.

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Head Librarian, Data & Assessment Services, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Head Librarian, Data & Assessment Services

For more information, click here.

Boston College Libraries is seeking a dynamic, highly collaborative leader with a background in research data management to develop and guide a set of wide-ranging programs in support of digital initiatives and data collection at Boston College.

 

The Head Librarian for Data & Assessment Services leads the Libraries' data services and research data curation program on campus, and also guides assessment initiatives and coordinates data visualizations for library resources, services, spaces, and technology. The Head develops a robust set of programs and services in support of research data collection and management for qualitative and quantitative datasets. The Head is responsible for planning the services and functions of the Libraries and harnessing the expertise of staff throughout campus to enable a unified complement of data services and support for Boston College (BC). He/she provides leadership and coordination for the external and internal data needs of library departments, overseeing reporting while championing the culture of evaluation and continuous improvement in assessing library resources. The Head coordinates the collection, analysis, and visualization of data, including the use of surveys, focus groups, user experience tests, and metrics, communicating findings to relevant stakeholders.

 

This is an exciting time to join the BC Libraries. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives & Services, he or she will work with staff throughout the Libraries, including a full team of digital scholarship professionals, collections and liaison librarians familiar with subject needs and the increasing demand for data services among faculty and students, and staff supporting and strategically developing digital repositories programs and systems. The Department Head will develop collaborations and partnerships with entities across campus with an interest in institutional data policy and practices, systems support, instructional technology and faculty data services. The Department Head will be responsible for ensuring that department planning furthers the strategic directions for the Libraries and campus.

 

Responsibilities

  • Lead a comprehensive data program, developing services and providing strategic direction. Work closely with subject experts, digital scholarship, and repository services colleagues to design data collection, visualization, data management, and data analysis services. Oversee the creation of data and visualization services and training programs. Supervise the work of the Data & Visualization Librarian and the Data Services Librarian. 
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive assessment programs for the libraries, creating a culture of continuous improvement. Determine ongoing library data needs, oversee data collection and develop strategies for consistent data workflows using appropriate technologies. Guide data analysis and visualization using research practices and tools for library assessment. 
  • Coordinate a network of data service providers on campus, including agreeing respective roles, activities and services. Coordinate with others to represent and promote these services and relationships to campus stakeholders and deliver consistent messaging across the Libraries and throughout the university community.
  • Consult with individual faculty, staff and departments on data and library needs, identifying opportunities to respond to changing needs of the university and employing effective communication and assessment strategies.

  

Qualifications

  • Master's degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution. Advanced degree in a data intensive research field preferred.
  • At least three years of relevant and substantial experience with data management in a research or university setting, preferably in a leadership role. Demonstrated understanding of the mission and operations of academic libraries.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate successful new strategies and services in a research setting
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues, trends and technical challenges related to research data management and curation
  • Experience performing and training others in research design and data collection and management processes
  • Understanding of technical processes involved with data manipulation, including data/text mining and the use of scripts or tools to extract and manipulate data
  • Familiarity with trends and issues associated with collection, analysis, access and archiving of digital data, as well as the principles of data documentation and metadata standards
  • Understanding of and experience with the principles and practice of user studies, quality assessment, and operational evaluation
  • Demonstrated experience collecting user data, such as via designing and creating surveys, and employing assessment methods and tools
  • Ability to function as an internal consultant and coordinate the activities of others
  • Demonstrated success in a collaborative environment involving multiple departments and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated project management skills and experience - both leading and working within complex project teams - while effectively balancing competing priorities and deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal, collaborative, written and oral communication skills, demonstrating responsiveness in the development and assessment of services
  • Supervisory and management skills appropriate to a research environment

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Library Public Services Intern, UPenn Libraries, Philadelphia, PA

Availability: 5 internships available beginning immediately

Pay: $15.00/hour

Hours: Up to 20 hours per week comprised of shifts as noted below:

  • Monday-Friday 9:00 am-2:00 pm
  • Monday-Friday 12:00-5:00 pm
  • Monday-Friday 4:00-9:00
  • Sunday 12:00-5:00 pm
  • Sunday 4:00-9:00 pm

Duties:
The Van Pelt Dietrich Library Center Public Services Department is seeking an enthusiastic candidate looking for an experience that varies with every changing day. This candidate should be in pursuit of a master's degree in library and information science. 

The successful candidate in this position will work on various access services, public services and technical services tasks including but not limited to: 

  • Creating library and resource guides
  • Some assessment and public services based projects
  • Some opportunities for library literacy instruction
  • Some opportunities for community outreach
  • Serials verification and claiming
  • Other tasks as needed


Weekly, this candidate will provide in-person assistance at the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center Information Services Desk. These job responsibilities include, but are not limited the following tasks:

  • Evaluating and answering minor research questions
  • Referring major/in-depth research questions to a subject specialist librarian
  • Assisting patrons with consultation scheduling and directory technology
  • Assist patrons with finding materials in the library stacks
  • Providing directional assistance to library patrons
  • Answering queries from library patrons in-person and on the phone
  • Providing excellent customer services


Additional Details: 

The Public Services Intern will be trained to help library patrons with locating books, articles, and other citations, booking group study rooms, using library technology, and with referrals to other library services and staff. 

Basic training in using library databases will enable a successful candidate working in this position to provide expert service to patrons of the Van Pelt Dietrich Library Center as well as develop their own research expertise.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Some course work in Library and Information Science graduate program
  • Experience with an integrated library system; preferably Alma
  • Customer service experience
  • Strong public service orientation.
  • Ability to seamlessly maneuver from one work task to another in a service based environment, work independently, and face new and unexpected questions on a regular basis.
  • Ability to lift materials of up to 20-30 lbs., accounting for books, paper reams, etc
  • General understanding of both PC and Apple mobile technology

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter including information about your schedule availability:

DaVonne Armstrong
davonne@upenn.edu
Please write "Library Public Services Internship" in the subject line.

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Development Associate, The Stockbridge Library, Stockbridge, MA

STOCKBRIDGE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

Development Associate

The Stockbridge Library Association has been serving the Town of Stockbridge since it was founded in 1862. Its mission is to be a vibrant center of community life in Stockbridge. The Library, along with its Museum & Archives, serves the needs of the residents of Stockbridge and the surrounding area by supporting lifelong learning, strengthening community, and preserving the historical record of the town.

The Stockbridge Library Association is a private nonprofit organization, receiving a large portion of its annual operating budget from the Town and raising the rest through private contributions. 

General Statement of Duties

The Development Associate is a new position created to help fulfill the institution's organizational vision and fundraising priorities. The successful candidate must be able to generate, facilitate, and manage all aspects of a comprehensive development program. This includes the dedicated focus required to most effectively identify, cultivate, engage, and steward Library donors and grow the development program. She/he has primary responsibility for planning and preparing all development-related activities and materials, including annual fund drives, endowment campaigns, special projects, planned giving, and other related activities. She/he is also expected to oversee the receipt, recording, and acknowledgment of all donations to the Library. The Development Associate must demonstrate a commitment to the mission and growth of the Library as well as to the highest standards of the development profession. The job is a parttime position.

Primary Responsibilities

  1. Manage a comprehensive development plan that successfully identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards the Library's prospects and donors. The plan must enhance and expand current fundraising efforts.
  2. Research, identify, and evaluate individual prospects and businesses as potential donors.
  3. Coordinate and implement fundraising events, including the Family Fun 5K and the annual appeal, among others.
  4. Design, develop, and distribute all campaign-related literature, brochures, and other materials for annual appeal.
  5. Collaborate with members of the Board of Trustees and the Library Director in all relationship-building and fundraising activities including those with individuals, foundations, corporations, community organizations, and the Town of Stockbridge.
  6. Work in partnership with the Development Committee of the Board in planning and growing fundraising initiatives. Provide leadership in planning innovative and creative approaches to such efforts, including special events that enhance the Library's image in the community.

Additional Goals

  1. Design and implement a business sponsorship program. Strengthen existing relationships and expand the number of corporate donors.
  2. Strengthen existing relationships with, and expand the number of, foundation funders. Open doors for increasing grant revenue. Write prospective grants in conjunction with Library staff, as appropriate.
  3. Work with the Board of Trustees and Library Director to develop planned giving program.
  4. Maintain the highest professional integrity and adherence to the fundraising code of ethics. 

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have the following professional background and personal characteristics: 

Professional requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of three years related experience
  • Proven ability to develop a comprehensive fundraising plan and strategy plus demonstrated success in execution
  • Demonstrated successful experience with major gift bequests, fundraising event planning, cultivating new donors, and more
  • Demonstrated capability to develop plans/projects and bring them to fruition
  • Experience in developing and sustaining meaningful relationships with donors, board, staff, and volunteers
  • Exemplary writing, communication, and relationship-building skills
  • Experience working with donor fundraising software (the Library uses GiftWorks)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Experience with foundations a plus
  • Familiarity with the Berkshires a plus

Work Style and Personal Attributes

  • Clear, articulate, creative thinker with ability to communicate with many constituencies
  • Familiarity with the non-profit sector
  • Flexible and reliable, skilled at troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks without compromising quality
  • Ability to work well independently and as a member of a team
  • Detail oriented and highly organized

Hours and Compensation

15-20 hours per week, hourly rate commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Katherine O'Neil, Director Stockbridge Library Association

PO Box 119

Stockbridge, MA 01262

Or via email to koneil@cwmars.org.

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Reference Librarian, Brockton Public Library, Brockton, MA

Brockton Public Library System

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

 

Step 1       Step 2      Step 3      Step 4     Step 5       Step 6     Step 7       Step 8

41,997      42,957     43,920     46,205     48,727      50,367    53,174      56,373

 

Duties:

  • Actively assists adult and young adult patrons in using print, non-print and electronic resources to secure information
  • Selects and weeds non-fiction books and non-print material in designated areas
  • Reviews, selects, and updates bookmarked Internet sites
  • Participates in decisions regarding uses of electronic technology
  • Assists patrons in using computer resources
  • Researches obituary information
  • Prepares readers' advisory materials and aids
  • Works with community, agencies and groups to enable the library to better serve patrons
  • Inputs data in the OCLN database
  • Maintains displays and exhibits
  • Participates in workshop and training opportunities
  • Serves on professional and network committees
  • May be required to serve as "Librarian in Charge" in the absence of Supervisors, Assistant Library Director or the Library Director.

 

Qualifications:

  • MLS candidate required, MLS preferred (if candidate, must receive degree within 5 years of appointment)
  • Technical skills searching the Internet and on-line services required
  • Ability to train and supervise assigned employees and/or volunteers
  • Ability to relate to patrons and staff with professional friendliness, patience, tact and resourcefulness
  • Ability to converse in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Creole or another language spoken by one of Brockton's linguistic minority population desirable

 

Benefits:

The position is covered under the terms of the contract with the Brockton Public Library Employees' Association, SEIU, Local 888. Interested applicants should forward a letter of application and resume by to: Paul Engle, Library Director, Brockton Public Library, 304 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301 or by email: pengle@cobma.us by open until filled. The City of Brockton requires residency within one year of appointment and must remain a resident for 7 years. Finalists will be subject to a Criminal Record Information (CORI) check, and the City of Brockton is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Music Library Assistant, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Music Library Assistant

Department: Library

Locations: Worcester, MA

Posted: Aug 24, '18

Type: Hourly

Ref. No.: 3072

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:
The Fenwick Music Library at College of the Holy Cross is a branch library dedicated to serving the college's music community. Staffed by a Music Librarian, a Music Library Assistant, and a student staff of 25 student workers, the library supports the curriculum of the Music Department's classes, students, and faculty by providing access to a sizeable and significant collection of music materials. Under the direction of the Music Librarian, the Music Library Assistant assists with daily library operations and provides public services for the Music Library by executing paraprofessional tasks, following established methods and protocols. Assists patrons with library requests (students, faculty, staff, and community members), answers basic and directional reference questions, trains and supervises student staff, oversees technical processing of music materials and bindery shipments, copy-catalogs music materials (primarily scores and sound recordings), oversees the circulation of music materials and contributes to updated circulation policies, coordinates both print and electronic course reserves, and provides clerical support. Oversees library opening and closing procedures, manages office supply inventory, maintains music practice room schedules, troubleshoots library problems including technological issues, and manages collection statistics. Other duties as assigned. This is a full-time, non-exempt 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.
 
REQUIREMENTS:
Some knowledge of music (e.g. experience with an instrument, ability to read music) is required. Bachelor's degree required; coursework or degree in Music is preferred. Prior customer service experience required; prior library experience preferred. Prior supervisory experience preferred. A working knowledge of both PCs and Macs required; must be competent with Microsoft Office. Must have the ability to troubleshoot problems with computers, printers, and AV equipment such as DVD players, projectors, CD players, and turntables. Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills required. Occasional light lifting.
 
CURRENT WORK SCHEDULE:
Monday - Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (while classes are in session)
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (otherwise)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
This is a full time, non-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: https://www.holycross.edu/human-resources/benefits
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Please attach resume and cover letter.
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).
Should you be a candidate for further consideration after hiring manager review, you will be contacted by a human resources representative.

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Call for Papers: School Libraries Worldwide Volume 25, Number 1

School Libraries Worldwide Volume 25, Number 1 (January 2019)

CALL FOR PAPERS
School Libraries Worldwide welcomes submissions of excellent research on any topic relating to school librarianship for the open portion of the journal. School library researchers are invited to submit papers reporting their own original research that has not been published elsewhere. We are especially interested in research that documents school librarianship in a wide range of cultures, geographic locations, and/or diversities.

For the January 2019 issue, School Libraries Worldwide's editors are especially interested in empirical research that pertain to college and/or career readiness. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • School librarians' role in college readiness;
  • School librarians' role in career readiness;
  • School library support for career and technical education (also known as vocational education and training [VET] or training and further education [TAFE];
  • School librarians' cooperation with post-secondary librarians;
  • Community and employer participation in school library programming; and
  • School librarians' role in career guidance and preparation.


SLW also considers high quality empirical research papers unrelated to the theme.

Deadline for submissions of full papers: October 31, 2018.

Authors interested in contributing to this issue should contact the editors, Marcia Mardis (mmardis@fsu.edu) and Nancy Everhart (everhart@fsu.edu).

Submission guidelines are available online at:
http://iasl-online.org/publications/slw/contributors.html

Note that all submissions must take place through the online submission system at http://slw.cci.fsu.edu

School Libraries Worldwide is the official professional and research journal of the International Association of School Librarianship. Peer reviewed and refereed, it is published twice yearly, in January and July, and is available online and through many leading periodical databases. Selected public access articles are available at http://iasl-online.org/publications/slw/public.html

School Libraries Worldwide publishes new works of current research and scholarship on any aspect of school librarianship. All papers are double-blind peer reviewed and adhere to the highest editorial standards.

Submissions and suggestions for the journal should be sent to:
Dr. Marcia A. Mardis and Dr. Nancy Everhart
Editors, School Libraries Worldwide
School of Information
College of Communication & Information
Florida State University
Tallahassee FL 32306-2100 USA
E-mail: slw@cci.fsu.edu

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Librarian, Youth Services, Pasco County, Dade City, FL

Job Title: Librarian I - Youth Services
Closing Date/Time: Thu. 09/06/18 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Salary: $37,353.00 - $60,960.00 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Pasco County, Florida

Salary Disclosure:
Starting Salary: $37,353.00
Pay Grade: P32

Current Pasco County Employees: Please refer to the Career Service Manual for starting salary information.

Department: Libraries Public Services

Location: Dade City, Hudson & Land O' Lakes

General Description: Professional library work responsible for providing professional level juvenile and young adult reader's advisory, reference, and programming in the public library system.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE/RECOVERY ACTIVITIES: All employees will be required to work before, during, or after an Emergency. During an Emergency employees may temporarily be assigned to work and perform duties outside the normal scope of their position, location and work schedule to fit the needs of the County and its citizens.

Provides juvenile and young adult reader's advisory and reference services to adults as directed. Coordinates toddler, preschool, and youth and teen programs per schedule approved by the Branch Manager and the Youth Services Coordinator. Coordinates in-library tours of children's area for individuals and groups. Conducts outreach to schools, day care centers, parks & recreation centers and other designated agencies. Coordinates the Summer Reading Program, and the Summer Teen Volunteer Program at the branch library with the support of the Branch Manager, the Youth Services Coordinator, and other library staff.

Recommends juvenile and young adult authors, titles, and subject areas to the Youth Services Coordinator and Collection Development Coordinator for collection development. Weeds juvenile and young adult collection per guidelines established by the Youth Services Coordinator and Collection Development Coordinator. Participates in in-service training for County Library Youth Services Program.

Performs related work as required.

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Education & Clinical Services Librarian, UMass Medical, Worcester, MA

Under the general direction of the Manager of Education and Clinical Services, the Education and Clinical Services Librarian plays a central role in developing customized library services in support of the University of Massachusetts Medical School research, education, and clinical enterprise.

The position collaborates with faculty, graduate students, academic units, and research center personnel to provide customized library services.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.ummsjobs.com/job/3566/.

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Circulation Assistant, Simsbury Public Library, Simsbury, CT

Part-time Circulation Assistant - Simsbury Public Library.  

Simsbury Library is seeking an energetic, detail-oriented, self-motivated person who enjoys interacting with people and sharing their passion for community engagement and libraries. Excellent customer service and technology skills, ability to multi-task, enthusiasm for learning and a sense of humor are essential, as well as the ability to work a regular evening and weekend rotation.

This is an 8-16 hours a week, T-3 position in the CSEA SC&L union with an hourly pay rate of $21.43-$25.64/hour.

Apply online before September 10 at www.simsbury-ct.gov/jobs  

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Oxford Education Research Symposia

Oxford Education Research Symposia - December 2018 at Harris Manchester College, Oxford, UK

We are pleased to invite you to the December 2018 Oxford Education Research Symposia at Harris Manchester College, Oxford, UK Oxford.

On 3 and 4 December we will focus on the topics of finance, law, and economics of education and on 5, 6 & 7 December we will focus on a broad agenda of education topics.
 
Attendees may participate as observerspanel members or presenters of papers, reports, and commentaries concerning aspects relevant to the theory and practice of universal education. The breadth of the sessions covers early childhood, elementary, secondary and higher education.
 
Abstract submission - 10 November
Early registration - 1 October
Regular registration - 12 November
 
NOTATIONS FOR THE MEETINGS:
  • We accept abstracts on a rolling basis and send notifications within a week of submission.
  • Presenters are allocated 20 minutes to present followed by a ten minute question session.
  • Papers presented will be subsequently peer reviewed by external readers for possible inclusion in Symposium books or journal articles.
  • Conference Oxford has hundreds of affordable bedrooms in Oxford colleges available, offering splendid views of college quadrangles and gardens. See our websites for additional lodging and travel information.
  • Please direct inquiries to conferences@oxford-education-research-symposium.comor conference@journalofeducationfinance.com

We hope to see you in Oxford!

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Gallery Attendant, Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Gallery Attendant, part time, Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

 

Description:

The Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library is seeking applicants for the position of Gallery Attendant. As the first face seen by patrons, Gallery Attendants greet and welcome visitors to the Center, offer gallery tours, perform light reference work, provide information about map exhibitions and the Center's collection, and take on other projects.

 

The individual will work on special projects which will be determined by the Map Center's needs but assigned with an eye towards the individual's skill sets, areas of study, and interests. Potential projects may involve exhibition support, public programming, educational outreach, reference projects, georeferencing, social media and/or web content creation, light cataloging, administrative tasks such as mailings and filing, or other tasks as needed. Much of this work will be done at the gallery attendant desk during times gallery traffic is light; some of it may be in addition to the desk hours. 

 

This is a part-time position. Compensation: $11/hour. Shift hours will be assigned among the group of Gallery Attendants, with some flexibility to try to accommodate student class schedules.

 

Qualifications:

An ideal candidate will possess excellent interpersonal, communication, writing, and customer service skills; they should be accurate and detail-oriented, and be familiar with the internet and social media. 

 

Graduate or undergraduate students currently enrolled in a museum studies program are especially encouraged to apply, as well as those in programs for library, information science, history or education. Previous library or museum work experience is beneficial but not required. Coursework or experience with exhibition planning is preferred. Special interests in geography, history, maps, and mapping technologies are favorable.

 

About the Map Center:

The Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library develops programs  which inspire curiosity and learning among people of all ages by using cartographic materials to illuminate history, geography, world cultures, science, and contemporary issues.

  • We are an independent nonprofit organization in a long-term strategic partnership with the Boston Public Library to advance a shared mission of education and engagement, and to steward the Library's cartographic collection in concert with its policies. 
  • We make resources freely accessible and engaging to the public through our exhibitions, publications, lectures, workshops, classes, family programs, and website.
  • We teach students of all levels, develop and disseminate K-12 lesson plans, and train teachers to use maps effectively and creatively in the classroom.
  • We build, preserve, and digitize the cartographic collections of the Boston Public Library, Norman B. Leventhal, and the Map & Education Center, which date from the 15th century to the present.
  • We supplement the collections with digital material of historical and educational importance from partner institutions and private collections.
  • We promote the use of the collections for academic and public research.

 

Applicants interested in the position should send a resume, cover letter, and three professional and/or academic references by September 12, 2018, by email to: employment@leventhalmap.org. No phone inquiries please.

 

The Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center is an equal opportunity employer.  There is no residency requirement.  A CORI check will be required. 

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Assistant Director, Whitman Public Library, Whitman, MA

The Assistant Director will oversee all aspects of library services for adults including; reference services, bibliographic instruction, collection development of all adult materials and resources, and the development and implementation of adult programming.

The ideal candidate must be comfortable working directly with the public and assisting them with all information needs. A good sense of humor, the ability to multitask, and a willingness to perform hands on library work is essential to the position.

Additionally the Assistant Director is responsible for the daily operations of the library in the absence of the Director, including but not limited to staff management, public relations, physical operations, and other issues that may arise.

This position has a typical work week of 35 hours though additional hours may be required from time to time. One evening shift per week and roughly one - two Saturdays a month is required along with attendance at special meetings and programs.

Complete description of the position is available upon request.

 

Qualifications:

  • ALA accredited MLS or MLIS
  • 2-3 years of public library experience preferred
  • Experience in reference services, including resources and techniques
  • Comfort with emerging technology
  • Programming experience preferred
  • Supervisory experience preferred

 

Salary: $51,734 plus town benefits. Vacation, sick, and personal time as determined by trustees.

 

To Apply: Qualified candidates who are interested in the position should apply to the director at the address listed below (email preferred). Please include in your application a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references.

Marcie Walsh-O'Connor, Director

Whitman Public Library

100 Webster Street

Whitman, MA 02382

mwalsh-oconnor@ocln.org

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Reference Librarian, Rivier University, Nashua, NH

Part-time Late Night Reference Librarian - Rivier University

 

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.
  • 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.
  • May occasionally provide drop-in library instruction sessions for patrons in general library use and research methods.
  • May assist in preparing LibGuides and other appropriate materials.
  • May assist with other department functions, including circulation, interlibrary loan, technical services and reserves.
  • Assist in training and supervising undergraduate and graduate student employees.
  • 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 September 14.

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Reference Librarian, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

REFERENCE LIBRARIAN -- CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT (PART-TIME) 

TOWN OF WELLESLEY

 

The Wellesley Free Library is seeking a fun, flexible, and fearless part-time (16 hours/week) Children's Reference Librarian to provide high quality library service to children, young teens, parents, teachers, and caregivers. Under the supervision of the Children's Services Supervisor, duties will include reference desk service; extensive reader advisory; children's materials selection; and developing/implementing STEM, early literacy, outreach and enrichment programs for children from birth through grade 8. Saturday and evening hours required.

 

The hourly rate is $26.71 and the position is not benefit eligible. 

 

Requires: MLS; one to three years of reference experience; in-depth knowledge of collection development; demonstrated knowledge of effective children's services techniques; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong customer service skills; and excellent computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, e-mail, Internet searches and software specific to libraries.

 

Submit a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document or PDF to hr@wellesleyma.gov by September 10, 2018. AA/EOE

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Internships, Lesbian Herstory Archives, New York City, NY

The Lesbian Herstory Archives (located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NYC) is looking for graduate and undergraduate students with a demonstrated interest in Lesbian Studies, History and Activism. We have a number of exciting archival, library, data migration projects for the upcoming academic year well as planning museum exhibits, LHA At Home events and fundraising efforts.  

 

Please read the Requirements & Application Instructions very carefully.

What We're Offering
  • Interns will have the opportunity for practical application of archives and library skills.
  • Course credit and letters of recommendation will be provided upon request.
  • Interns will also receive the opportunity for workshops and classes outside of LHA
  • Interns will be supervised by professional librarians and other archives staff

Requirements

  • Interns must be available for a minimum of 10 hours per week.
  • Interns must have experience or skills related to data management, cataloging, archival processing, art handling , graphic design
  • Intern must have basic administrative skills and ability to adapt quickly to new technology 
  • Intern must be skilled in the use of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and other spreadsheet, document management apps 

 COLLECTION AREAS

  • Banners
  • Biogrpahical Files  
  • Buttons
  • Graphics & Art
  • Organization & Geographic Files
  • Periodicals (Journals, Magazines, Zines)
  • Programming & Development
  • Special Collections
  • Video
  • Audio
  • Online Catalog
  • Photography
  • Subject Files

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please read the instructions below very carefully.

Candidates must submit a Cover Letter (indicating skills, experience, relevant interests/activities and availability) and Resume to lha_interns@earthlink.net

You must include The Collection Area in which you wish to work in the subject lineOnly documents attached as a PDF will be accepted. LHA cannot provide housing for interns. Please, no phone calls.

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Library Systems Administrator, Boston College, Boston, MA

Library Systems Administrator
Boston College
Boston, MA
 
To apply: https://bc.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=2146&site=1

Reporting to the Head Librarian, Systems and Applications, the Library Systems Administrator will further the Library's mission by managing and maintaining library technologies that support the creation, acquisition, access, and preservation of scholarly resources. Working in the Library Systems & Applications Department, the Library Systems Administrator will collaborate with a team of library technologists. 

The Library Systems Administrator will serve as the primary manager for the Library's proxy server (EZProxy) and resource sharing systems (ILLiad/Rapid). The Library Systems Administrator will also serve as the secondary administrator for the Library's Integrated Library System (Alma). Duties include troubleshooting technical problems, installing software upgrades, log monitoring, communicating with users and vendors, and customizing user interfaces and functionality as needed. The Library Systems Administrator will also develop library software applications in project and/or team settings. 

The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of academic library operations, and a proven ability to work within a team environment and actively promote collaboration. He/she should possess knowledge of proxy servers (e.g., EZProxy) and resource sharing systems (e.g., ILLiad), as well as have experience with systems administration in a LAMP environment. Working knowledge of one or more structured programming languages (PHP, Ruby, Python, Java, etc.) is preferred. 

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $67,700 to $84,650; salary commensurate with relevant experience.

Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree; MLS/MLIS/MIS from an ALA Accredited School preferred
  • Occasional weekend or off-work hours are required to handle system outages and routine maintenance.

Preferred: 
  •  2 years of related work experience 
  • Experience working in an academic library
  • System administration experience with RHEL/CentOS; experience configuring and managing web servers (e.g., Apache HTTP Server, Nginx, etc.)
  • Experience with application development in a Unix/Linux environment
  • Working knowledge of one or more structured programming languages (PHP, Ruby, Python, Java, etc.)
  • Experience with use of proxy servers for IP authentication (e.g., EZProxy)
  • Experience with resource sharing systems (e.g. ILLiad)
  • Proven ability to work within a team environment and actively promote collaboration
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to set priorities and work independently
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
About Boston College

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

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Law Library Assistant, Barnstable District Court, Barnstable, MA

The Trial Court is committed to:

  •  the fair and impartial administration of justice;
  • protection of constitutional and statutory rights and liberties;
  • equal access to justice for all in a safe and dignified environment;
  • efficient, effective and accountable resolution of disputes;
  • prompt and courteous service to the public by committed and dedicated professionals utilizing best practices in a manner that inspires public trust and confidence.

DEPARTMENTAL MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Support Services Department is to provide support for the administration of justice and public access to court services through the operation of the Judicial Response System, the Trial Court Law Libraries, the Record Management operation, the Office of Court Interpreters Services, and the Office of Transcription Services.

POSITION SUMMARY

Major duties are performed under the direction of the Head Law Librarian and include processing incoming library materials, preparing fiscal documents, providing reference service, and implementing circulation and interlibrary loan policies.  The Law Library Assistant assists the Head Law Librarian in system-wide activities such as long range planning, electronic library services, and special projects, and may be assigned by the Law Library Department to perform Law Library Assistant duties in other libraries as needed.  In the absence of the Head Law Librarian and other law library staff, maintains the day-to- day operation of the law library.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL LEVELS:

Employees are hired at the entry level position titles and are eligible for reclassification to the higher level position titles within this series consistent with the specifications for the higher level positions.  The position title reverts to the entry level when there is a vacancy. 

Law Library Assistant I B This is the entry level position title within the series.  Employees are expected to perform the full range of entry level duties and to train for the higher level (Law Library Assistant II)

Law Library Assistant II - This is the second level position title within this series.  Employees at this second level are expected to perform more advanced duties which require more knowledge of policies and procedures and the exercise of more independent judgment.

MAJOR DUTIES

Law Library Assistant I Duties: 

  • Processes incoming library materials for supplementation, maintains circulation records including the database of borrowers, and processes overdue notices using an integrated library system;
  • Files loose-leaf services, advance sheets, periodicals, and supplements; removes appropriate material and arranges disposition according to library policy; shelves materials;
  • Processes invoices, communicates with vendors about account problems, and maintains accounting records including budgetary spreadsheet
  • Provides reference and information services to those seeking legal information by responding to questions in person, by telephone or through e-reference; locating and retrieving materials; performing simple bibliographic searches; and filling interlibrary loan requests;
  • Participates in basic e-reference services;
  • Maintains and operates library equipment including computer networks, microform machines, copiers, scanners and fax machines;
  • Prepares current and historical material for binding;
  • In the absence of the Head Law Librarian or a Law Librarian, maintains the day-to-day operation of the law library;
  • Performs related duties as required.

 

Law Library Assistant II Duties:

  • Performs advanced legal reference duties including participating in document delivery and filling common e-reference requests;
  • Trains staff in aspects of library operations;
  • Performs routine cataloging functions;
  • Makes recommendations to the Head Law Librarian on the development of the library, collection and operational procedures;
  • Develops and maintains databases and troubleshoots the computer network and Internet access; updates and installs new software on computers;
  • Works with other librarians and staff on system-wide projects and committees;
  • Maintains the ability to perform Law Library Assistant I duties in at least one other Trial Court Law Library;
  • Performs related duties as required.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Reports to and receives work assignments and supervision from the Head Law Librarian.  In the absence of a Head Law Librarian, the Law Library Assistant may receive direction from a Law Librarian in keeping with the library=s local policies and procedures.

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Call for Papers: Libri

Libri was established in 1950 and is a leading international scholarly journal which investigates the aspects of library and information studies from both a historical and present-day perspective and analyses the role of information and knowledge in cultural, organizational, national and international developments.

The journal reports on current trends in library and information studies worldwide and describes their resulting transformation from the introduction of new information and communication technologies, multidisciplinary approaches, changing practices, and evolving methods. Background information and the latest research findings in library and information studies are made accessible to academics, practitioners, and a broader public. 

The editors are pleased to consider papers on new initiatives and current issues in library and information studies worldwide, including, but not limited to topics such as:

  • Libraries (national, public, academic, school, special, etc.) and other information environments
  • Information and knowledge management
  • Information for development (developing and industrialized countries)
  • Indigenous knowledge
  • Literacy (media, information, etc.)
  • Data analytics, big data and their impact on organizations (e.g., customer related data; social science perspective)
  • Digital libraries and repositories
  • Data management, data curation and virtual research environments (VREs)
  • Information ethics and information law
  • Information retrieval
  • Information behavior
  • Freedom of access to information and freedom of expression
  • Archives & preservation
  • Cultural heritage
  • Book and publishing history
  • Theory submissions

Papers may include theoretical issues surrounding philosophies, policies and trends in all types of library, information, archive, and museum studies. 

Articles should be in English and conform to the highest academic standards. Papers that include citations to publications that are not in English or are not in Roman script are welcome. 

 

Libri, the International Journal of Libraries and Information Studies, is published by De Gruyter, and is published both in print (ISSN: 0024-2667) and online (ISSN: 1865-8423) versions.

  

Libri is indexed with and included in De Gruyter Saur, EBSCO, Elsevier SCOPUS, Gale, Proquest, Thomson Reuters, and Web of Science.  

 

Submit your manuscript to the editors at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/libri.

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Systems Librarian, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Job Description

Brandeis University seeks a collaborative and service-oriented professional to serve as a Systems Librarian. The ideal candidate will be responsible for providing high quality, robust systems that facilitate search, discovery, and delivery of library services and resources. The Systems Librarian will also consult with and support faculty and staff on technology projects using library resources. Because our mission and history are rooted in the pursuit of social justice, we aim to include this value in all that we do. We are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those who have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation and who are committed to building, engaging with, and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community.

Examples of Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for collaborative leadership in the implementation, support and maintenance of library systems and applications, including but not limited to Alma, Primo, ILLiad, Library Web Sites, and other systems as implemented or requested
  • Works collaboratively with all public and technical services staff and with Information Technology Services to ensure systems are optimized and interoperable with the goal of providing a positive and seamless user experience from both the public and staff perspectives
  • In collaboration with the Strategic Communications & Marketing Specialist as well as other key stakeholders, works on issues of web development and design to assure a seamless look and feel to services supported or offered by the Library
  • Helps to provide documentation and support regarding system upgrades, modifications, and fixes; provides support to the Library Systems team by participating in the on-call rotation
  • Performs other duties related to Library Systems as needed to accomplish the goals of the department, unit, and library; participates in library committees related to primary job assignment as appropriate
  • Represents the library on professional and scholarly association committees, task forces, work groups, and other entities at the local, state, regional, national, and international level as appropriate to position and area of expertise
  • Maintains up-to-date professional knowledge and skills in areas related to primary job assignment as well as maintaining general knowledge of current trends in higher education, academic libraries, and information and educational technology

 

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of experience with library systems
  • MLS degree from ALA-accredited institution or equivalent education and experience relevant to the position - Preferred
  • Experience developing and managing library systems in a collaborative environment (Alma, Primo preferred)
  • Proficiency with web scripting languages, APIs, system interoperability, and other tools (e.g., AngularJS, OAI-PMH, SWORD)
  • Knowledge of web accessibility standards and usability practices
  • Experience training others and interacting with stakeholders across the University and/or externally
  • Excellent interpersonal skills that reflect a commitment to inclusion and justice and the ability to develop strong working relationships with a dynamic and diverse community
  • Familiarity with metadata standards such as EAD, MARC, Dublin Core
  • Strong organizational, communication, and customer service skills
  • Strong analytical skills for complex software and/or hardware issues
  • Recommend and support decisions on process and workflow changes; experience with open source software, applications, web tools and new technology

This appointment is to a position that is in a collective bargaining unit represented by SEIU Local 888.

For more information and to apply please visit https://bit.ly/2BBwUDb 

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Assistant Librarian, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT

Western Connecticut State University

Library Services

Assistant Librarian - Student Success

Tenure Track

Academic Year 2018 - 2019

 

Western Connecticut State University is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for a tenure track, 12-month Student Success Assistant Librarian.

 

We are looking for a person with a positive, can-do attitude, who has knowledge and skills to lead the library in its collaborative role supporting and developing students with diverse backgrounds. This position will engage collaboratively, in and outside the library, with other entities such as the First Year Experience program, the Writing Center, and the Tutoring Resource Center. The successful candidate will play a critical role in expanding the library presence through the design, implementation, and assessment of instruction and academic-engagement programs to assist first-year and other lower-division undergraduate students as they learn the tools of scholarship while adjusting to college life.

 

Western Connecticut State Library is a dynamic learning center that fosters the discovery, creation, and reinterpretation of knowledge. The faculty and staff are committed to enhancing learning and teaching by connecting researchers with information resources designed to meet the curricular, intellectual, and professional needs of the university community. Additional information about the library may be found at http://library.wcsu.edu

 

Position Summary: The Student Success Librarian collaborates with appropriate campus entities to develop and assist with outreach events that increase student engagement with the library and first year programs. Develop and teach one credit peer-mentor course in collaboration with appropriate university offices and departments. Design, deliver, and assess library instruction for first year, general education, and other programs to support learning and engagement in the University. Collaborate with library faculty colleagues to develop educational services that integrate information literacy and research skills into undergraduate programs. Provide research assistance in person and online, including some evening and weekend hours. Investigate, recommend, develop and coordinate scalable library programs related to student engagement, academic engagement, and orientation for undergraduate students, with an emphasis on information literacy skill-building of early-stage undergraduates and transfer students. Shape new directions for initiatives that support student learning and provide library services where students expect to find them. Serve as liaison librarian for assigned departments by performing research consultations, instruction, collection development, creating LibGuides, and other general liaison tasks. Participate in library faculty governance.

 

Qualifications: Required qualifications include an ALA accredited graduate degree; demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends in library technologies; ability to work collaboratively as well as independently; excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal communication and public presentation skills; flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work successfully in a complex, dynamic environment with competing demands are required. Preferred qualifications include knowledge of learning management systems and distance education; understanding of pedagogical methods and learning outcomes assessment to support instruction; demonstrated supervisory experience; a strong commitment to service excellence and demonstrated passion for teaching and supporting undergraduate student learning. The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for first generation and under-represented groups.


WCSU is committed to enhancing our diverse university community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. 

 

Salary & Benefits: The salary range is $59,668 - $80,030 and is commensurate upon candidates' experience. WCSU offers a comprehensive benefits package. Additional information on benefits can be found at www.wcsu.edu/hr/benefits/.

 

Application Process: Interested applicants must submit a letter of application, which outlines interest in, and qualifications for, the position; a current curriculum vita; and the names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references to facultyvitae@wcsu.edu. In the Email Subject Line Reference Search #700-550. All materials should be submitted as PDF files. Applications must be received by Friday, August 31, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted.

 

State and Federal requirements expect that organizations with 100 or more employees invite applicants to self-identify gender and race. We kindly request all applicants to complete the Affirmative Action Data Questionnaire and to please return the completed form to Ms. Keisha Stokes in the WCSU Office of Diversity and Equity at stokesk@wcsu.edu

Completion of this data will not affect your opportunity for employment, or terms or conditions of employment. This form will be used for reporting purposes only and will be kept separate from all search records and only accessed by the Office of Diversity and Equity. The Affirmative Action Data Questionnaire, can be found on the following link: http://wcsu.edu/hr/employment/AA_Data_Questionnaire_FillableForm.pdf.   

Western is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Educator/Employer.

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Library Assistant, Botany Libraries, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Library Assistant

Digital Projects & Public Service

Botany Libraries

Harvard University

The Harvard University Herbaria house five comprehensive, non-circulating research libraries which are managed collectively as the Botany Libraries. The combined collections, totaling more than 250,000 volumes, are rich repositories of rare books, manuscripts, field notes, and historical correspondence, as well as current monographs, journals, and electronic media. The Libraries support the academic and research interests of the faculty and researchers of the Harvard University Herbaria and are open to an international community of scholars.

The Botany Libraries seek a graduate student to work part time starting fall 2018. The library assistant will report directly to the Reference Librarian and work closely with the Digital Projects Librarian and the Archivist.

 

The library assistant will assist with digitization and scanning project tasks, including item retrieval and preparation, metadata preparation, portal editing, and quality control. The library assistant will also arrange and describe archival collections, prepare materials for digitization, and enter descriptive information into spreadsheets or ArchivesSpace. 

 

Public service duties will include regular circulation/reference desk shifts during which the library assistant will be responsible for answering phones and directing calls, checking bags, registering (in Aeon) and orienting visitors, referring users to appropriate staff, paging and shelving books, data entry, and clerical support.     

 

Other duties may be required, including (but not limited to) shelf reading projects, basic book processing, updating web pages, and creating exhibits.

 

 

Requirements: A service oriented nature; excellent communications skills; the ability to work with a diverse group of library users; familiarity with Microsoft Office programs; ability to lift up to 40 lbs; attention to detail a must; ability to function cooperatively in a work team with flexibility and versatility in an evolving work situation; knowledge of archival practices a plus. 

 

Salary: Library Assistants are paid $13.00 per hour.

 

Hours: The Botany Libraries are open from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM from Monday through Friday.

Desk shifts are scheduled for mornings (9:00 to 1:00) or afternoons (1:00-5:00). Hours should total 12-16 hours per week, not exceeding 17 hours per week.

 

 

Contact: Gretchen Wade, Reference & Collection Development Librarian

Phone: 496-1025  

Email: gwade@oeb.harvard.edu

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Reference Librarian/ Library Services Coordinator, George H. & Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library, Hudson, NH

George H. & Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library, Hudson NH

Rodgers Memorial Library is seeking a full-time, Reference Librarian/ Library Services Coordinator. This is a full-time (40 hours per week) year-round position required to work one or two evenings a week with at least one Saturday/month. The position will be subject to a six-(6)-month probationary work period. 

Duties:

  • Reports to Library Director
  • Serves as department head for the Reference department.
  • Oversees and coordinates schedule for Reference Desk
  • Actively assists adult and young adult patrons in using print, non-print and electronic resources to secure information
  • Collection management of non-fiction collection
  • Assists patrons in using computer resources
  • Prepares readers' advisory materials and aids
  • Maintains library museum pass program
  • Oversees the library's genealogy program
  • Prepares and reports Reference department statistics for monthly reports
  • Works with other staff and patrons to ensure accurate entry of events to library calendar
  • Prepares or oversees monthly newsletter and publicity for library programs

Qualifications:

  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • MLS candidate required, MLS preferred. 2+ years of library experience including some supervisory experience
  • High level of computer literacy required including social media, online resources Microsoft Office
  • Ability to train and supervise assigned staff
  • Actively enjoys working in collaborative environment

Applicants must possess the willingness to learn new skills. Must have good judgment and show initiative. Must be able to push or pull carts, do a moderate amount of bending, squatting, lifting (up to 40 lbs.), stretching and standing for extended periods of time.

Benefits:

The position will be covered by benefits offered to full-time employees of the Town of Hudson, NH. Finalists will be subject to a Criminal Background Check.

 

Closing Date: September 15, 2018 or until position is filled

Salary: $18.50 to start, 40 hours per week.

To Apply: Send resume with references and a letter of interest:

Linda Pilla, Library Director, director@rodgerslibrary.org

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Head of Scholarly Communications, Copyright, and Publishing Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Head of Scholarly Communications, Copyright, and Publishing

Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 

The Dartmouth College Library seeks an engaged, collaborative, and forward-thinking leader for the role of Head of Scholarly Communication, Copyright and Publishing. You will have the opportunity to work in a vibrant environment to reframe the ways in which Dartmouth community members share their work with a global audience. Beyond managing the Scholarly Communication team, you will guide and participate in a variety of library publishing initiatives and serve as a vital voice in our Library Management Group and our Open Dartmouth Working Group. In addition to serving as a thought and team leader within the Dartmouth Library, you will work with scholars at various stages of the research process to provide guidance related to key copyright issues, help their scholarship reach wide audiences, and evaluate the impact of their scholarly work. In order to do this effectively, you will oversee the implementation of the necessary infrastructure and ensure that scholars across the College are aware of issues and solutions in the scholarly communication landscape. We expect a successful candidate to be our campus expert and to help shape broader developments in the communities concerned with scholarly communications, particularly within the Ivy Plus libraries confederation.

 

RANK AND SALARY

The position is governed by the Dartmouth College Library Classification System of Professional Ranks.  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Full benefits package including 22 vacation days; comprehensive health care; retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; and relocation assistance.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Founded in 1769 and located in scenic Hanover, New Hampshire, Dartmouth is a private, four-year, coeducational undergraduate college with graduate schools of business, engineering and medicine and 16 graduate programs in the arts and sciences. Dartmouth's mission is to educate the most promising students and to prepare them for a lifetime of learning and of responsible leadership through a faculty dedicated to teaching and the creation of knowledge. At the heart of Dartmouth College is one of the oldest research libraries in the United States. Nine libraries, distributed across various academic centers, house the multi-million volume collection and provide access to a rich array of digital resources supported by a technically robust networked environment.

 

APPLICATION:

Review of applications will begin as received and will continue as the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to those submitting applications by September 14; applications will be accepted until position is filled. For the complete position description and to apply online go to: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/47069

 

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Children's Librarian, Reading Public Library, Reading, MA

Friendly, enthusiastic children's librarian wanted at the Reading Public Library! Come join the team and help serve our very active, family-oriented community in our well-used, bright, sunny new space. We're open Sundays, October thru May from 1:00 - 5:00 pm, and are looking for additional help.
More info below:
Children's Librarian/2 Sundays per month (with the possibility of additional substitute hours)
$26.79 - $29.00 per hour    
Expected Hiring Range - *Sunday hours to be paid at 1.5x hourly rate

Summary
Performs a variety of professional work related to the conception, planning, and implementation of library services and the direct delivery of services to the public. Provides children, families, and caregivers with early literacy, preschool, and grade school programs that inform and educate.

Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  1. Provides customer service to young patrons and their caregivers and assists patrons in finding age appropriate books and materials. Answers reference questions, including reader advisory questions.
  2. Maintains knowledge of children's literature, periodicals, a-v materials, websites, and electronic media.
  3. Performs basic circulation duties in the Children's Room including registering children for library cards and assisting patrons of all ages with check out and check in procedures.
  4. Plans storytimes or other programs and curates collections as assigned by Division Head.
 
Minimum Qualifications 
  1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in any subject and  a Master's Degree in Library Science; and
  2. One to three years of professional library experience with an emphasis on children or youth services.
  3. Experience with Evergreen preferred.
  4. Any equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible experience, with additional work experience substituting for the required education on a year for year basis. 
 
How to Apply
Application deadline: September 10, 2018
Applicants should visit the Town of Reading Human Resources page at: https://www.readingma.gov/human-resources/pages/employment-opportunities-0

Submit a completed "Employment Application for External Applicants," a resume, and a cover
letter via the "Click Here to Apply for Town Position" link.

Applications will also be accepted in the Human Resources Office, 16 Lowell Street, Reading, MA 01867.

A full Job Description is available upon request; Contact Judith Perkins, Human Resources Director.

The Town of Reading is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Senior IT Support Technician, Sno-Isle Libraries, Marysville, WA


For full description, click here.

Senior IT Support Technician

Location: Service Center (Marysville)
Pay Range: $31.94 - $43.92/hour
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 13592

Closing Date: 09/13/2018, 9:59 PM

Job Summary
The Senior IT Support Technician is a lead position that is responsible for providing customer-focused, expert-level support for the operation and functionality of end user hardware, software, and connectivity throughout the Library organization. The Senior IT Support Technician provides leadership to front-line support staff in the diagnosis and assignment of technology requests and leads projects and staff in the implementation and support of desktop technologies to support the Library's core service of providing access to computers and connectivity.


Essential Functions
  • Manage field technician schedules, lead the development of FAQs and instructional guides for the systems and hardware the support team is responsible for, and provide periodic training in areas such as Information Technology Service Management (ITSM), endpoint support, and application navigation.
  • Receive and process requests for technology support services leveraging Sno-Isle Library's ITSM tool. This includes determining the urgency of service requests and incidents for continuity of customer service, suggesting actions to users to overcome technical problems, and diagnosing the issue for assignment to appropriate staff. Work closely with other IT staff as needed to gather information to respond, track and follow-up on requests to ensure that issues are resolved.
  • Establish and lead desktop support process analysis and develop strategies for continuous improvement. Develop and make recommendations to the IT Managers on procedures and standards related to desktop usage and support processes.
  • Oversee the development and initialization of change requests made to the Change Advisory Board (CAB) regarding desktop support services.
  • Lead and collaborate with other staff to create and maintain a knowledge base repository which provides a collection of information that can be used to resolve customer requests.
  • Image, repair, install and provide technical support for staff and public networked computer hardware and software including printers and other associated peripherals.
  • Perform advanced systems diagnosis to determine issues and maintain all supported systems located in Libraries. This includes leveraging critical thinking skills to determine the correct course of action for each unique situations set of circumstances.
  • Provide after-hours support to library staff, as assigned. This may include performing after-hours work on site, remotely or by utilizing support contracts and coordinating repairs with vendors as needed.
  • Coordinate the third party repair of equipment, such as arranging for on-site or shipment of equipment to repair facility and coordinating with Administrative Services for the accounting and processing of payment, as directed by IT Enterprise Systems Manager.
  • Ensure the proper disposal of surplus equipment. Perform pre-disposal processes to wipe data from hard drives, remove usable items from equipment, arrange for disposal with third party recycler, provide appropriate documentation to Administrative Services and reflect changes in equipment inventory database
  • Collaborate with Network and Server teams to perform routine, on-site maintenance and recovery tasks for networking and server equipment located in community libraries. This position may also be leveraged as "remote hands" in cases of emergency.

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Archivist/Local History Librarian, Ipswich Public Library, Ipswich, MA

Archivist/Local History Librarian, Ipswich Public Library

The Town of Ipswich seeks qualified candidates for part-time (19 hours per week) non-benefited position of Archivist/Local History Librarian.

OVERVIEW: Under general direction of the Director of Library Services, manages the operation and administration of the Local History Collections in all formats. Oversees specialized Selection, Acquisitions, Material Classification and Cataloging, Inter-Library Loan Transactions and Correspondence, Grants and Preservation/Conservation related to these Collections. Coordinates Local History with other library services. Answers in-depth reference and research questions accurately and efficiently based upon a professional knowledge of information sources, reference procedures, in-depth knowledge of the Ipswich Public Library Historical Collections. Responsibility for the implementation of programs, outreach and marketing related to Local History. Related work as required.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Directly responsible for the Local History/Genealogy Collection  in all its formats: photographs; manuscripts; periodicals; newspapers; microfilms; Maps; Vertical Files; historic volumes and Local History/Genealogy resources. Performs a variety of duties in the direct delivery of professional departmental service to the public, including Reference, Reader's Advisory, Referral and program and publicity assistance but displays sound knowledge of entire Library's reference resources.
  • At the direction of the Director of Library Services, is responsible for the selection, assessment, weeding, inventory control, storage and retrieval, preservation and budget preparation for resources relating to the Local History Collection in all its formats: photographs; manuscripts; periodicals; newspapers; microfilms; Maps; Vertical Files; historic volumes and Local History/Genealogy resources.   
  • Is directly responsible for inventory, cataloging and organizing of Local History/Genealogy resources.
  • Responsible for preservation-sensitive handling, storage, retrieval and usage of the Local History Collection per professional best practices and Library policy.
  • Directly responsible for cataloging of Local History/Genealogy Collection in appropriate format for searching and retrieval by library staff and patrons.
  • Researches, identifies and acknowledges gifts and additions to the Local History Collection.
  • Collaborates with Ipswich educators, historians and local history stakeholders on educational programs, displays and events.
  • Responsible for all inquiries and correspondence relating to local history or genealogical searches. Maintains a cross-reference of inquiries and family ancestries. Maintains an active correspondence relating to searches; refers patrons to appropriate genealogical sources, collections and agencies.
  • Prepares grants and recommends materials for on-going historical conservation effort and digitization of resources.  Coordinates with professional conservationists in the protection and preservation of materials. Collaborates with Director in producing a list of "must-saves" identified in the Disaster Plan.
  • Assists the Director in the creation and development of the long-range Preservation Plan and in policy and procedures to support the local history collection.
  • Oversees yearly order of archival, preservation and storage supply materials related to the collection.
  • Makes policy recommendations to the Director and Library Trustees regarding procedures and access to the Local History Archives and updates orientation packet and finding aids in Archives room as needed.
  • Assesses and make recommendations for improvements to the Local History Archive with regard to equipment, shelving, HVAC updates, etc.
  • Plan and facilitate local history programs at the library, including both topics programs about Ipswich History and instructional courses related to research methods
  • Performs community outreach related to cultural heritage and history of Ipswich
  • Envisions the future cultural landscape of Ipswich and fosters that vision by cultivating relationships with other local history stakeholders in the community with shared goals

 

Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school; seven years of experience in library administration with specific education and experience in preservation and archives management; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be certified by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
  • Previous experience in writing grants and managing grant-funded projects, including budget management and reporting.
  • Previous experience in all aspects of public library programs, including planning, budgeting, and marketing and publicity.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work and of the organization and management of library operations including planning, budgeting, cataloging systems, automation and electronic data retrieval.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills. Ability to recognize and accomplish library priorities and work cooperatively to support their accomplishment; ability to interact effectively with other town department managers, local history stakeholders, state officials and citizen boards and committees and volunteers.
  • Ability to establish local history goals and objectives for the library; to manage multiple project assignments under occasional time constraints; to analyze complex issues and to develop relevant and realistic plans, programs and recommendations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; to establish positive public relations for the library's local history collections, and to interact effectively with a wide variety of  individuals and officials.
  • Ability to apply principles and practices of short and long term planning, staffing, directing, coordinating, delegating, reporting, and budgeting in the operation of a municipal department.
  • Ability to use and apply word processing and spreadsheets.

 

Full/Part Time

Part Time

 

Education

MLS

 

Salary

$30 hourly, 19 hours per week

 

How to Apply

For full position description and application instructions, please visit https://www.ipswichma.gov/Jobs.aspx.

Do not inquire with library.

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Multiple Positions, Social Law Library, Boston, MA

Job Description #1

Job Title: Librarian I - Patron Services (Full Time) 

Date Written: August 21, 2018 

Library Unit: Patron Services (Collection Maintenance, Circulation, Document Delivery)

Immediate Supervisor: Patron Services Librarian

 

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

 

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

1. Staffing the Circulation desk (25%)
Greeting patrons when they enter the library; making sure members and non-members properly log in to the library system; providing orientation to the library and the collection; checking materials in and out; corresponding with patrons via phone, email and in person; retrieving materials for patrons requested via phone, email or online catalog; referring patrons to the Reference Department; and closing the Library along with another member of the Patron Services department.

 

2. Filling Document Delivery orders (20%)
Receiving and retrieving copy orders placed by phone, email, fax, online or in person; copying and scanning materials using photocopier or microfiche reader/printer to fill orders; delivering orders via email and USPS; running credit card information; using an online order system to track and maintain orders; retrieving court documents from the Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court Clerk's office.

 

3. Performing Collection Maintenance (25%)
Primarily includes scanning and shelving materials in the library by location and call number; shelf reading for accurate call number order; updating loose-leaf filing volumes as needed; and assisting with collection shifts, stack labeling or other clean-up projects. Similar tasks may be required at patrons' offices.

 

4. Assisting with interlibrary loan (15%)
Assists library patrons with locating materials not held by the Library using the OCLC Worldshare system and Sierra ILL module. Duties associated include: verifying citation received from library members; ordering materials via OCLC, identifying correct bibliographic records; communicating with members about the status of their requests; and processing materials received from other libraries. Fills requests from other institutions in a timely and accurate manner.

 

5. Other duties as assigned (20%)
These can include everything from helping to set up for library events and other administrative tasks to placing service calls for broken copiers and managing library card problems. This may also include participating in the Library's Point-to-Point service which will require some travel.

Position Requirements: 

Education: Bachelor's degree required. MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or current enrollment in a Library Science program at an ALA-accredited institution is strongly preferred.

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

 

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

 

Contact with Others: Frequent contact with Library members, visitors and staff. Travel may be required to perform similar tasks at member libraries.

 

Working Conditions:

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

 

Schedule: This is a full-time salaried position of 35 hours per week and is scheduled to be 12-8 each day. Shifts are worked primarily on-site Monday through Friday, although some time may be spent at patrons' offices. Specific schedules are to be mutually agreed upon with the Patron Services Librarian.

 

Salary: $36,000 plus benefits

 

Contact: Submit letter of interest and resume to:

                                   Andrew Hyland, Patron Services Librarian

                                   Social Law Library

                                   John Adams Courthouse

                                   1 Pemberton Square

                                   Boston, MA 02108-1792

                                   Voice (617) 226-1500

                                   Fax (617) 523-2458

                                   e-mail: joblistings@socialaw.com 

Job descriptions are meant to be general guides to the duties and responsibilities of the job and are not intended to list every possible task an employee may be called upon to perform.

 

Job Description #2

Job Title: Patron Services Assistant (Part Time) 

Date Written:  August 21, 2018 

Library Unit: Patron Services (Collection Maintenance, Circulation, Document Delivery) 

Immediate Supervisor: Patron Services Librarian

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

 

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

  1. Staffing the Circulation desk (30%): Greeting patrons when they enter the library; making sure members and non-members properly log in to the library system; providing orientation to the library and the collection; checking materials in and out; corresponding with patrons via phone, email and in person; retrieving materials for patrons requested via phone, email or online catalog; referring patrons to the Reference Department; communicating with the Reference Librarians; and opening and closing the Library.
  2. Filling Document Delivery orders (25%): Receiving and retrieving copy orders placed by phone, email, fax, online or in person; copying and scanning materials using photocopier or microfiche reader/printer to fill orders; delivering orders via email and USPS; running credit card information; using an online order system to track and maintain orders; retrieving court documents from the Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court Clerk's office.
  3. Performing Collection Maintenance (25%): Primarily includes scanning and shelving materials in the library by location and call number; shelf reading for accurate call number order; updating loose-leaf filing volumes as needed; and assisting with collection shifts, stack labeling or other clean-up projects. Similar tasks may be required at patrons' offices
  4. Other duties as assigned (20%): These can include everything from helping to set up for library events and other administrative tasks to placing service calls for broken copiers and managing library card problems. This may also include participating in the Library's Point-to-Point service which will require some travel.

 

 

Position Requirements: 

Education: Bachelor's degree required. MLS from an ALA-accredited institution is strongly preferred.

 

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

 

Knowledge and Skills:

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

 

Contact with Others: Frequent contact with Library members, visitors and staff. Travel may be required to perform similar tasks at member libraries.

 

Working Conditions:

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

 

Schedule: A minimum of 18 hours per week to be worked in shifts of no fewer than 3 hours between 8 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday. Shifts are worked primarily on-site Monday through Friday, although some time may be spent at patrons' offices. Specific schedules are to be mutually agreed upon with the Patron Services Librarian.

 

Compensation: $20 per hour

 

Contact:                        Submit letter of interest and resume to:

                                      Andrew Hyland, Patron Services Librarian

                                      Social Law Library

                                      John Adams Courthouse

                                      1 Pemberton Square

                                      Boston, MA 02108-1792

                                      Voice (617) 226-1500

                                      Fax (617) 523-2458

                                      e-mail:joblistings@socialaw.com

This job description is meant to be a general guide to the duties and responsibilities of the position and is not intended to list every possible task you may be called on to perform.

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Floater/Monitor, Eastham Public Library, Eastham, MA

Sunday Floater/Monitor

The Town of Eastham seeks qualified individuals for the part-time temporary position of LIBRARY FLOATER/MONITOR (5 hours/week each Sunday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm). This position performs customer service and reference duties relating to the circulation of library patrons in using the library, shelving and other related work, as required.

Bachelor's Degree preferred, one year of library experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of library policies and procedures, including automated circulation systems and information technology is preferred. This position has an hourly rate of $15.00 per hour.

Town employment application and job description are available at www.easthamma.gov. Send cover letter, application and resume by Friday, September 07, 2018 Vicki Reis, Town of Eastham, 2500 State Highway, Eastham, MA 02642.

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Art Fellowship, Boston Athenæum, Boston, MA

POLLY THAYER STARR FELLOWSHIP IN AMERICAN ART

The Boston Athenæum invites applicants for the Polly Thayer Starr Fellowship in American Art. The Fellowship will constitute a full-time, one-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, under the supervision of John Buchtel, the Curator of Rare Books and Head of Special Collections. The fellowship is open to graduate students in Art History, American Studies, and allied fields in the final stages of doctoral study (ABD) or to scholars who have attained the PhD within three years of the start of the fellowship.

Reflecting the Quaker values of Polly Thayer Starr, the Athenæum seeks candidates whose expertise and experience will further its goals around matters of representation and inclusion, bringing a fresh perspective to its collections through the critical lenses of African American or Native American studies, women's and gender studies, or peace and conflict studies, as well as other areas of interdisciplinary inquiry.

The Starr Fellow will be a vital part of the Athenæum's curatorial team, participating in a broad range of departmental initiatives and projects designed to further cultural equity. The Fellow will be an active partner in expanding access to, and fostering critical dialogue around, the Athenæum's Special Collections through writing, research, and educational outreach.

Please visit https://www.bostonathenaeum.org/sites/default/files/pdf/employment/polly_thayer_starr_fellow_in_american_art.pdf for more information about the position.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: 50000

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Head Librarian, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

Peabody Essex Museum seeks an inspiring, imaginative, and accomplished HEAD LIBRARIAN.

Reporting to the Chief of Collection Services/Library Director, the Head Librarian will help oversee a venerable research library, enhancing access, visibility and reputation; strengthening collections and operations; and integrating the Library fully into the museum.

OPPORTUNITY TO: lead staff of 6 professional librarians, work with the Library Director to develop a collecting plan, staffing structure, and digitization plan for the Library; to advance scholarly standing, expand reach and impact, increase accessibility to scholarly researchers and the community, and to transform it into an innovative, active intellectual hub at the new Collection Center.

PEM's MISSION is to create transformative experiences that change lives through the exploration and celebration of creativity and culture in all its aspects. The Phillips Library is an integral part of this mission, supplying primary material for exhibitions, events, publications and programming; and supporting scholarship.

QUALIFICATIONS: MLS, MLIS, or equivalent training and experience; 7+ years' experience in a library or libraries with rare-book/MSS/archival collections; demonstrated administrative/managerial competence; knowledge of current library practices; record of strategic thinking and developing collections plans; record of community involvement; entrepreneurial leadership; successful fundraising and grant-writing; lively intellect and collaborative disposition.

FULL DETAILS: www.museum-search.com/open-searches.

Nominations welcome.

TO APPLY: Applications/nominations are confidential.

Email cover letter and résumé (Word documents preferred), salary requirement, and contact information for 3 references by 9/24/2018 to Marilyn Hoffman and Scott Stevens, Museum Search & Reference, searchandref@museum-search.com.

PEM is committed to diversity and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply. 

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Multiple Opportunities, Human Resources, Sno-Isle Libraries, Marysville, WA

Current Opportunities:

ABOUT US
Sno-Isle Libraries is a large, two-county district in the beautiful North Puget Sound region of Washington State. It encompasses rugged timberlands and suburban centers, rolling farmlands and ocean vistas. Set in the fastest-growing corner of the state, Sno-Isle Libraries serves 728,745 residents in Washington's Snohomish and Island counties through 23 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels. Learn more at sno-isle.org. 

THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Apply online at www.sno-isle.org/employment. (Paper applications are no longer being accepted.) Online applications must be submitted by 9:59 p.m. on the closing date.  Incomplete applications may disqualify you. Resumes and letters of interest may be attached at your option, but will not be accepted as a substitute for a completed Sno-Isle application. Questions may be directed to Human Resources at:

Sno-Isle Human Resources
Marysville Service Center
7312 35th Avenue NE
Marysville, WA 98271-7417

Phone: 360-651-7000 
Fax: 360-651-7151
TTY: 800-647-3753

Applications will be screened and applicants who best match the needs of posted positions will be contacted by phone if selected for an interview. The hiring process can take a minimum of 4 to 8 weeks. Applicants who need accommodations during the application or interview process should contact the Human Resources Department (360) 651-7000.

Positions located at a community library location may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. A successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

All offers of employment are conditioned on the provision of satisfactory proof of applicant's identity and legal authority to work in the U.S. Offers of employment are also conditioned on Sno-Isle's receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and a criminal background check, when required.

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Resource Sharing Specialist, Access Services, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Temporary Access Services Resource Sharing Specialist 

Title: Temporary Access Services Resource Sharing Specialist

Schedule/Hours: Monday - Friday 9 am to 5 pm 

Pay rate: $15/hr

  • Process resource sharing requests placed by Harvard patrons to be loaned or scanned from lending libraries.
  • Explains resource sharing policies to patrons.
  • Uses various electronic or manual methods to verify citations and locate difficult items.
  • Interprets resource sharing borrowing policies and procedures.
  • Backs-up lending-  workflows as needed.
  • Backs-up processing of materials for Harvard patrons as needed.
  • Serves as resource sharing borrowing customer service contact, including telephone communication and all other forms of correspondence.
  • Creates, updates, and maintains borrowing requests in resource sharing software (ILLiad).
  • Creates and updates library records in the circulation subsystem (currently Aleph). Charges and renews materials in Aleph.

Qualifications

  • High School degree required.
  • Understanding of resource sharing practices and procedures.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents and bibliographic data.
  • Ability to write routine correspondence.
  • Computer literacy and keyboarding proficiency required.
  • Working knowledge of Windows environment required.
  • Working knowledge of HOLLIS, OCLC, online catalogs, bibliographic databases and resource sharing software and associated tools.

How to Apply

To apply, submit cover letter and resume to jclarke@fas.harvard.edu

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

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

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

The research and instruction librarian - sciences is the library liaison to the schools of Cognitive Science (CS) and Natural Science (NS). An integral member of a small team of engaged and innovative librarians, the science librarian provides reference, information literacy instruction, collection development and faculty liaison services in the sciences to the Hampshire community. The librarian develops an innovative collection to support students in NS and CS as well as takes the lead on e-science resources and trends that support data gathering and management, visualization, competitive analysis, and other emerging technologies, as they support undergraduate research and teaching, and open access initiatives. The research and instruction librarian - sciences represents the library and the College on Hampshire and Five College committees and meetings.

An MLS from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent, and one year of job-related experience is required. The ideal candidate will have proficiency in 21st Century learning environments, including e-science experience and knowledge, an understanding of the data curation process, knowledge of metadata standards, and experience building new collections and developing related metadata, workflow, and access processes. Candidate must be able to locate and vet new resources; demonstrate the means by which to access resources to students and faculty; troubleshoot technical problems; compare and contrast new pieces of technology/software/apps; use social media to promote the library and its resources; and learn new methods of communicating and interacting with faculty or students. This position must successfully work across generations and bring kindness, respect, and empathy into the workplace. A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds and empowering students of all abilities is essential.

This full time, 9-month benefited position holds an employment cycle of September through May. 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/.

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Gilead Sciences, Inc., Foster City, CA

Are you an Electronic Resources Librarian ready for a new opportunity? Do you enjoy making content easier more discoverable and accessible and get geeked up about authentication technologies? UI? RA21? Tableau for a statistics dashboard? Are you ready to manage a team member? Gilead Sciences, Inc., in Foster City, CA has an open position in the Library & Information Services department. The successful applicant for the Operations Assoc. Manager/Manager position will have experience negotiating license agreements with publishers and providers for electronic resources, managing document delivery services and copyright compliance procedures and leading projects to streamline access to electronic journals and databases. 

We are a growing team of six and provide research services and access to resources to all departments globally: All areas of Research & Development, Medical Affairs, Commercial and Strategy departments and more. Read more in the job posting below.

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Call for Posters: AIEF

The 63rd Annual ARMA Conference & Expo will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA from October 22-24, 2018. The conference promises to deliver many opportunities to network and catch up on the latest issues affecting ARMA members.

The AIEF is sponsoring a poster session at the conference to showcase individual or institutional research management or administrative best practices, highlight new developments, or display your research in the sector and share with the wider information management community.

Individual posters may describe applied or theoretical research that is completed or underway that pertains to information management. Submissions should focus on research or activity conducted within the previous year.

Region or Chapter posters may describe region or chapter activities, events, and/or other involvement with the information management profession. A single representative should coordinate the submission of each Region or Chapter proposal.

Submission Instructions and Deadlines

To submit a poster proposal, provide a 200-300 word essay that includes the following information:

  • Title of the poster;
  • Summary of the content;
  • A description of its contributions to the information management profession.
  • All submitted materials must be in PDF format and written in English.

Submission Deadline: Email your proposal to coordinator@armaedfoundation.org by September 21, 2018. Proposals received after this date will not be considered.

  • Applicants will be informed of the AIEF's final decision no later than October 1, 2018.
  • Poster specifications will be sent to presenters selected for the ARMA Conference poster session.
  • Poster presenters are responsible for their cost of travel, accommodations, and meals.  They are also responsible for printing the posters and mounting them for display at the ARMA Conference.
  • Presenters are expected to facilitate/staff their poster at a designated time during the conference.

Poster dimensions: 32 inches by 40 inches (may read vertically or horizontally).

Compensation: Selected presenters will be compensated in the amount of $500.00

For Questions: Please contact the AIEF at coordinator@armaedfoundation.org.

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Call for Proposals: Bridging the Spectrum Symposium

Bridging the Spectrum:

The 11th Annual Symposium on Scholarship and Practice

 

Time: Friday, February 8, 2019.  9:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Place: Catholic University of America                                     

 

The Library and Information community is invited to participate in the 2019 Bridging the Spectrum Symposium, to be held at the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, February 8, 2019. The Symposium offers a knowledge-sharing forum and meeting place for practitioners, students, and faculty in Library and Information Sciences and Services.

Presentations are selected to showcase innovative practices, projects, and research activities in a variety of library, archives, or information services settings. The Symposium encompasses many aspects of the work of information professionals and diverse viewpoints on issues important to society and the information professions. The goal of the Symposium is to foster connections across the spectrum of the information professions.

 

J. Mark Sweeney, Principal Deputy Librarian of Congress, will be the keynote speaker of the Symposium. In addition to presentations, we will have a poster competition and provide an award for the best poster. More information about the 2019 Symposium is available at http://lis.cua.edu/symposium/2019/

 

Proposal Submission

The submission system is open at http://cuaslis.org/openconf/author/submit.php and the deadline for submission is September 18, 2018.   

 

Proposal topics may include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Information services in the "fake news" era
  • New developments in information organization (linked data, semantic web, blockchain, etc.)
  • Preservation and management of digital and digitized resources
  • Management and analysis of data and information
  • Library networks and international collaboration
  • Technology trends and impact on information services
  • Marketing and advocacy for library and information services (social media, community engagement, etc.)
  • Management of information services in cultural institutions

 

 

Presentation Formats

Proposed contributions may take the form of one of these formats: 

  • Briefing: A presentation on an innovative practice, initiative, or research activity. Each briefing may take 15-20 minutes. There will morning and afternoon briefing sessions.
  • Panel: A panel of speakers discussing a theme or a topic, typically one hour in length. 
  • Poster: A poster presentation on a practice, project, research activity or work in progress. Posters will be viewable throughout the day, and there will be a dedicated poster session as well as a "lightning round" of poster descriptions. A best poster award will be presented at the Symposium.

 

 

Important Dates

  • Proposal Submissions Open: July 18, 2018
  • Proposals Due: September 18, 2018
  • Notification of Acceptances: November 5, 2018
  • Final Program released, registration opens: December 11, 2018
  • Symposium: February 8, 2019

 

 

To submit your proposal, go to http://cuaslis.org/openconf/author/submit.php  

 

Please feel free to contact the Symposium Committee at cua-slis-symposium@cua.edu if you have questions.

 

Symposium Committee:

Drs. Ingrid-Hsieh-Yee (chair), Sue Yeon Syn, and Jane Zhang

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Assistant Librarian, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT

Western Connecticut State University

Library Services

Assistant Librarian - Student Success

Tenure Track

Academic Year 2018 - 2019

 

Western Connecticut State University is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for a tenure track, 12-month Student Success Assistant Librarian.

 

We are looking for a person with a positive, can-do attitude, who has knowledge and skills to lead the library in its collaborative role supporting and developing students with diverse backgrounds. This position will engage collaboratively, in and outside the library, with other entities such as the First Year Experience program, the Writing Center, and the Tutoring Resource Center. The successful candidate will play a critical role in expanding the library presence through the design, implementation, and assessment of instruction and academic-engagement programs to assist first-year and other lower-division undergraduate students as they learn the tools of scholarship while adjusting to college life.

 

Western Connecticut State Library is a dynamic learning center that fosters the discovery, creation, and reinterpretation of knowledge. The faculty and staff are committed to enhancing learning and teaching by connecting researchers with information resources designed to meet the curricular, intellectual, and professional needs of the university community. Additional information about the library may be found at http://library.wcsu.edu

 

Position Summary: The Student Success Librarian collaborates with appropriate campus entities to develop and assist with outreach events that increase student engagement with the library and first year programs. Develop and teach one credit peer-mentor course in collaboration with appropriate university offices and departments. Design, deliver, and assess library instruction for first year, general education, and other programs to support learning and engagement in the University. Collaborate with library faculty colleagues to develop educational services that integrate information literacy and research skills into undergraduate programs. Provide research assistance in person and online, including some evening and weekend hours. Investigate, recommend, develop and coordinate scalable library programs related to student engagement, academic engagement, and orientation for undergraduate students, with an emphasis on information literacy skill-building of early-stage undergraduates and transfer students. Shape new directions for initiatives that support student learning and provide library services where students expect to find them. Serve as liaison librarian for assigned departments by performing research consultations, instruction, collection development, creating LibGuides, and other general liaison tasks. Participate in library faculty governance.

 

Qualifications: Required qualifications include an ALA accredited graduate degree; demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends in library technologies; ability to work collaboratively as well as independently; excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal communication and public presentation skills; flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work successfully in a complex, dynamic environment with competing demands are required. Preferred qualifications include knowledge of learning management systems and distance education; understanding of pedagogical methods and learning outcomes assessment to support instruction; demonstrated supervisory experience; a strong commitment to service excellence and demonstrated passion for teaching and supporting undergraduate student learning. The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for first generation and under-represented groups.


WCSU is committed to enhancing our diverse university community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. 

 

Salary & Benefits: The salary range is $59,668 - $80,030 and is commensurate upon candidates' experience. WCSU offers a comprehensive benefits package. Additional information on benefits can be found at www.wcsu.edu/hr/benefits/.

 

Application Process: Interested applicants must submit a letter of application, which outlines interest in, and qualifications for, the position; a current curriculum vita; and the names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references to facultyvitae@wcsu.edu. In the Email Subject Line Reference Search #700-550. All materials should be submitted as PDF files. Applications must be received by Friday, August 31, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted.

 

State and Federal requirements expect that organizations with 100 or more employees invite applicants to self-identify gender and race. We kindly request all applicants to complete the Affirmative Action Data Questionnaire and to please return the completed form to Ms. Keisha Stokes in the WCSU Office of Diversity and Equity at stokesk@wcsu.edu

Completion of this data will not affect your opportunity for employment, or terms or conditions of employment. This form will be used for reporting purposes only and will be kept separate from all search records and only accessed by the Office of Diversity and Equity. The Affirmative Action Data Questionnaire, can be found on the following link: http://wcsu.edu/hr/employment/AA_Data_Questionnaire_FillableForm.pdf.   

Western is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Educator/Employer.

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Head of Reference, Goodnow Library, Sudbury, MA

SEARCH EXTENDED: Do you love making people's day? Are you an innovator? Are you excited about taking on the challenges of transforming libraries and reference services? Then we want to meet you! The Goodnow Library in Sudbury is seeking an energetic Head of Reference Services with the enthusiasm and ability to translate the needs and interests of our community into exciting library services and programs.

Duties:

Under the supervision of the Director, the Head of Reference will be responsible for the following:

  • Supervising five professional reference staff.
  • Performing a wide variety of information and reference services; developing and conducting programs; instructing customers in the use of library resources and technology; and assisting with collection development.
  • Planning and leading the implementation of programs and classes in technology skill-building, lifelong learning, educational support or workforce development.
  • Participating in Reader's Advisory services, including creating book display and lists.
  • Overseeing the library's art exhibit program and museum pass programs.

Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an A.L.A.-accredited institution;
  • Three years progressively responsible library experience including supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job;
  • Experience with adult programming; collection development and database maintenance experience; 
  • Dedication to providing quality customer service;
  • Ability to plan, carry out and evaluate programs and develop new services;
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and decision-making skills;
  • Enthusiastic and flexible in trying new approaches;
  • Knowledge of standard technologies, online resources and office software;
  • And the ability to learn and apply latest trends in technology and library services.

This position is full time (35 hours/week), which includes evenings and weekends.

A CORI will be required for the successful candidate. 

Salary: Starts at $49,813 in eight steps. Full benefits.

Closing Date: September 4, 2018

How to Apply: Please Submit Cover Letter & Resume to: Esmé Green, Library Director via email:  greene@sudbury.ma.us

The Town of Sudbury is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Digital Projects Assistant, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA

The CfA Library will have an opening for a Digital Projects Assistant starting September 3rd. The position will involve a mixture of assisting with day-to-day tasks (e.g. shelving, circulation) and supporting digital projects. 
 
Having some technical skills (e.g. Python, HTML/CSS, SQL) ahead of time is helpful, but not a requirement as students will learn these and other technologies as part of their work.  Many of the students who have worked with us have started at a basic level and are now using these and similar technologies in their work.
 
Applications must be submitted by August 31st. The goal is for the student to start as soon as possible. 
    17 hrs/wk @ $15/hr
    Flexible schedule
 
To apply send a cover letter and resume to: daina.bouquin@cfa.harvard.edu.

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Administrative Coordinator, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME

Established in 2017 through the extraordinary gift of Peter and Paula Lunder, the Lunder Institute for American Art will create a unique forum for scholarship, creative works, dialogue, and mentorship among visiting scholars and artists, Colby faculty and students, and local and global communities; facilitate institutional exchange in the United States and internationally; and train future leaders in the field of American art through the Colby Museum and partner institutions around the world. The Lunder Institute will be integrated into the academic mission of Colby College and the Museum and is poised to become a preeminent research center for American art. A major mission of the Lunder Institute is to make connections between American and global art, inspiring an interchange of ideas between places and cultures and opening up new models for scholarly and creative engagement and production. It is also committed to multi-disciplinary, multi-genre exchange, allowing artists and scholars from a broad range of backgrounds and areas of expertise to engage in shared inquiry and dialogue. 

To advance critical and creative research in American art and related fields, the Institute will host a residential program for scholars and artists on campus and in downtown Waterville. Summer and academic-year residencies, ranging from several days to a year, will be offered to graduate students, scholars, curators, and emerging and internationally renowned artists who could develop new site-specific works on campus and in the community. The Lunder Institute's activities also will include an exhibition program, a robust publication program and the organization of major multi-disciplinary symposia.

Reporting to the director of the Lunder Institute and working closely with the directors team, the administrative coordinator will offer vital coordination of Lunder Institute programs including summer residencies and fellowships as well as public programming and will manage day-to-day operations and administrative functions. The administrative coordinator will contribute to building relationships and extending the outreach efforts of the Lunder Institute to the broader community at Colby, local and regional communities of Waterville and Maine, and global partners, and will coordinate initiatives to build access to creative and scholarly content and create opportunities for engagement with diverse communities and audiences. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our College.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Coordinate and facilitate Lunder Institute symposia, workshops, residencies and artist convenings; manage the planning, logistics, and communications as needed
  • Manage administration, planning, logistics, and travel for Lunder Institute residency and fellowship appointments, collaborating with Lunder Institute, Museum, and campus administrative teams to facilitate artist and fellow visits and convenings
  • Create and maintain Institute programming schedule, working closely with Lunder Institute program director and the Museum's Mirken senior coordinator of programs and audience engagement
  • Coordinate and provide support for Lunder Institute special events and public programs, including weekend and evening events
  • Serve as a visible and accessible representative of the Lunder Institute and maintain a significant presence for the Lunder Institute in 173 Main and in the community more broadly
  • Provide administrative coordination for Lunder Institute digital and print publications in collaboration with the program director and the Museum's Barbara Alfond manager of exhibitions and publications
  • Manage and track budgets for Lunder Institute scholarly and creative projects, artist residencies and fellowships, and administrative operations, working closely with Lunder Institute directors, the Museum's deputy director, the Museum's executive assistant to the director, and campus administration
  • Provide administrative coordination and logistical support for artist-commissioned projects and scholarly and creative initiatives
  • Provide necessary data analysis to support assessment and evaluation of Lunder Institute programs and initiatives
  • Manage day-to-day administrative and operational functions and purchasing
  • Coordinate communications and support relationship building with existing and potential Lunder Institute institutional collaborators
  • Provide administrative coordination for grant-seeking, grant management, and reporting
  • Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree or the equivalent in education and experience
  • At least two years of relevant work experience in museums or cultural institutions, higher education, or community-based organizations
  • Experience working with public programming and events, with experience in scholarly or community-based initiatives preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask in a fast-paced working environment
  • Talent for successful event planning
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal, organizational, and human relations skills
  • Ability and willingness to work with a diverse, highly academic community
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and work effectively with a diverse range of scholars, artists, and community makers and activists
  • Ability to build relationships and connect diverse audiences to Lunder Institute programs and initiatives
KEY RELATIONSHIPS:
The Lunder Institute administrative coordinator will work closely with the director of the Lunder Institute, program director, visiting distinguished artist and director of artist initiatives, and director of research, as well as the director of the Museum and staff, Colby faculty and students, and community partners and stakeholders.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
General open office and campus environment. Position involves sitting, although frequent movement is necessary. Computer usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary. The position will be located at 173 Main Street in downtown Waterville. Evening and weekend work is required based on programming needs.
TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the "Apply Now" button on the Colby College website. Please submit a letter of interest including salary requirements, resume, and the contact information of three professional references. Materials should be addressed to:

Lunder Institute Administrative Coordinator - Search Committee
Office of Human Resources
Colby College
5500 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8855

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

Apply at: http://www.colby.edu/administration_cs/humanresources/employment/lunder_admin_coord_7_2018.cfm

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

The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries seeks a creative and service-oriented Design Librarian. The Design Librarian is a year round (12-month) tenure-track library faculty position which will provide reference assistance, instruction, outreach and collection management to support faculty and student populations and the academic programs and research centers associated with the UF College of Design, Construction & Planning. The Design Librarian will work collaboratively with other members of the Architecture & Fine Arts Library faculty and staff to plan and deliver services to the wider audience served by that library, and to the University community. The Design Librarian will work collaboratively with faculty and staff associated with the Architecture Archives/Department of Special Collections & Area Studies to build collections, provide services, and plan events related to those materials.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until September 17, 2018, applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

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

 

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

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Facilitator, Makerspace, University of Rhode Island Libraries, Kingston, RI

This position assists with the day-to-day operation of the URI (University of Rhode Island) Libraries' makerspace (https://web.uri.edu/makerspace/), which serves URI students, faculty, and staff. The makerspace is located at the Carothers Library building in the URI main campus in Kingston, RI. The salary for this position is $25 hourly; 20-35 hours per week. The position is available immediately and may require some evening hours. 

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Bohyun Kim bohyunkim@uri.edu.

 

DUTIES:

  • Staff and maintain spaces. Keep equipment and materials in good working order and ensure that they are used appropriately and stored at proper locations.
  • Perform routine maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting of the equipment such as a 3D printer, a 3D scanner, a laser cutter, and VR systems.
  • Assist users with software, equipment, and designing a project.
  • Conduct training sessions for software and equipment following proper protocol.
  • Contribute to and manage instructional resources.
  • Supervise and train student workers as they assist users with equipment and materials.
  • Ensure department is properly staffed; Assist with preparing the staffing schedule of the makerspace.
  • Provide tours and represent the library in interactions with visitors in all space use.
  • Assist with tours/events/program scheduling and planning and social media outreach.
  • Other tasks assigned as needed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

REQUIRED:

  • Interests in, willingness, and ability to quickly learn and apply new technology tools.
  • Ability to effectively assist others in learning new technologies.
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Be able to reliably staff spaces during schedules shifts.
  • Be able to participate on team communication platforms (Slack, Email, SMS).
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.

PREFERRED:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Work experience in a makerspace or a lab setting.
  • Experience working with undergraduate and/or graduate students.
  • Experience with fabrication and/or virtual reality equipment/software.
  • Experience with 2D and 3D design software and technologies.
  • Experience with coding.
  • Strong interests and/or experience in making-related activities, machine learning, and/or artificial intelligence.

 

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Library Assistant, Fenway High School, Boston, MA

Library Assistant, Fenway High School Library, Boston, MA

 

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

 

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

 

Responsibilities:

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

  • Assisting students/staff with readers advisory and finding materials

  • Assisting students with database/technology questions

  • Managing the circulation of books and other materials

  • Shelving books

  • Keeping the library clean and orderly

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Desire to work with teens

  • Passion for reading/talking about books

  • Ability to work as part of a team

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

 

Pay: $14 per hour

 

Hours: 5 hours per week, consisting of Tuesday afternoons from 2-5pm and Thursday afternoons from 3-5pm. Additional hours may be available to cover for librarian absences, along with an opportunity for more hours in January.

 

Start Date: Sept. 11

 

Please email your resume and letter of interest by August 29 to:

Bonnie McBride

Librarian

Fenway High School

bmcbride@fenwayhs.org

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Open Access Assistant, Office for Scholarly Communication, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Library is currently seeking candidates for the position of Open Access Assistant with the Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC).

The Open Access Assistant will assist the OSC in facilitating the deposit of digital scholarly works into Harvard's open-access repository, DASH (Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard).

This DASH work will involve evaluating more than 100k works to determine eligibility for deposit. This requires judgment of various factors, including reading licenses, finding and determining article versions, determining author affiliations, finding signed authorization forms, and some potential outreach to both publishers and authors.

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

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Americorps Museum Educator, Providence Children's Museum, Providence, RI

Be part of a team that leads STEAM-based program for children both in the community and at the Museum! This is a great program for individuals interested in museums, education, and community service to spend a year building their skills while making a difference in kids' lives. Our program runs full-time hours from September 17, 2018 until August 16, 2019.

The mission of the AmeriCorps program at Providence Children's Museum is to instill a lifetime love of learning in children - especially those whose exposure to rich educational experiences is limited.

We're looking for a group of dynamic and diverse individuals who have a strong commitment to hands-on learning and experience and/or training in child development. In return for their year of service, members receive benefits including living allowance, health insurance, childcare allowances, an educational grant and extensive training and professional development.

Please visit www.ChildrenMuseum.org/AmeriCorps.asps for more information and application information.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Contract
SALARY RANGE: $13,372 stipend (plus $5,920 education award upon completion)

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Interns, Lesbian Herstory Archives, Brooklyn, NY

The Lesbian Herstory Archives  (located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NYC) is looking for graduate and undergraduate students with a demonstrated interest in Lesbian Studies, History and Activism. We have a number of exciting archival, library, data migration  projects for the upcoming academic year well as planning museum exhibits, LHA At Home events and fundraising efforts.

Please read the Requirements & Application Instructions very carefully.

What We're Offering

  • Interns will have the opportunity for practical application of archives and library skills.
  • Course credit and letters of recommendation will be provided upon request.
  • Interns will also receive the opportunity for workshops and classes outside of LHA
  • Interns will be supervised by professional librarians and other archives staff

Requirements

  • Interns must be available for a minimum of 10 hours per week.
  • Interns must have experience or skills related to data management, cataloging, archival processing, art handling , graphic design 
     
  • Intern must have basic administrative skills and ability to adapt quickly to new technology 
  • Intern must be skilled in the use of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and other spreadsheet, document management apps 

 

COLLECTION AREAS

  • Banners
  • Biogrpahical Files  
  • Buttons
  • Graphics & Art
  • Organization & Geographic Files
  • Periodicals (Journals, Magazines, Zines)
  • Programming & Development
  • Special Collections
  • Video
  • Audio
  • Online Catalog
  • Photography
  • Subject Files



APPLICATION PROCESS

Please read the instructions below very carefully.

Candidates must submit a Cover Letter (indicating skills, experience, relevant interests/activities and availability) and Resume to lha_interns@earthlink.net.

You must include The Collection Area in which you wish to work in the subject lineOnly documents attached as a PDF will be accepted. LHA cannot provide housing for interns. Please, no phone calls.

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Youth Services Librarian, Eldredge Public Library, Chatham, MA

Youth Services Librarian

Eldredge Public Library

Chatham, MA

 

The Eldredge Public Library is seeking applicants for the position of Youth Services Librarian. This is a full-time (37 hours per week) position with full benefits and a competitive salary. Some evening and Saturday hours are required with seasonal flexibility. 

Under the direction of the Assistant Director/Youth Services Department Head, the Youth Services Librarian is responsible for:

  • providing exemplary customer service
  • assisting with collection development
  • providing readers advisory services
  • creating, coordinating and executing developmentally appropriate programming for newborns through 18 years old
  • providing support for parents and caregivers through resources and programming
  • collaborating with schools and community organizations
  • maintaining an inviting physical space that supports learning and recreational activities
  • creating a variety of communications to promote activities and resources
  • representing the library throughout the community and to agencies and organizations serving children and teens and their adult caregivers

Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school, a minimum of three years library experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Thorough knowledge of children's and young adult literature, a high level of skill in creating compelling programs for various age groups, and the ability to communicate with and inspire young readers
  • Understanding of children's and young adult developmental stages
  • Excellent customer service and oral/written communication skills
  • Comfortable with new technology as well as social media
  • Physical ability to meet the demands and uniqueness of a busy Youth Services Department
  • An inclusive and collaborative thinker
  • Passionate advocate for literacy of all kinds

Visit the library website at www.eldredgelibrary.org/employment for more detailed information. 

Applicants must submit a letter of interest and resume to Amy Andreasson, Director, Eldredge Public Library, 564 Main Street, Chatham, MA 02633. 

The position will remain posted until filled. 

The Eldredge Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

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Resources & Development Position, Sacred Heart University Library, Fairfield, CT

About Sacred Heart University: Sacred Heart University, the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, offers more than 80 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its main campus in Fairfield, Conn., located less than 60 miles from Manhattan and approximately 150 miles from Boston. With its five miles of shoreline, marinas, parks, open space and plenty of shopping and fine dining, Fairfield is consistently recognized as a top community in the Northeast in which to live.

In 2018 the town earned an A+ in a 'report card' by Niche on "Best Places to Live" in Connecticut. Sacred Heart also has satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland. It comprises more than 300 acres of land, including an 18-hole golf course and the former global headquarters of General Electric. Rooted in the 2000- year-old Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, Sacred Heart embraces a vision for social justice and educates students in mind, body and spirit to prepare them personally and professionally to make a difference in the global community.

More than 8,500 students attend the University's six colleges: Arts & Sciences; Health Professions; Nursing; the Jack Welch College of Business; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education; and St. Vincent's College. Consistently recognized for excellence, The Princeton Review includes SHU in its guides, Best 382 Colleges-2018 Edition, "Best in the Northeast" and Best 267 Business Schools-2018 Edition. It also placed SHU on its lists for "Best College Theater" and "Most Engaged in Community Service," each of which comprises only 20 U.S. schools. U.S.News & World Report ranks SHU in its Best Colleges 2018 guidebook and calls SHU the fourth "Most Innovative School" in the North. The Chronicle of Higher Education also names SHU one of the fastest-growing Roman Catholic universities in its 2016 almanac.

Sacred Heart has a Division I athletics program. www.sacredheart.edu

Job Description: This position manages a dynamic, innovative and collaborative collection development program, ensuring that library print and digital resources meet the ever-changing needs of the diverse academic community at SHU, including assessing and analyzing patterns and levels of digital and tangible resource usage. This position also serves as a liaison to faculty in assigned subject areas, which involves meeting with faculty regarding curriculum needs, answering questions, and teaching information literacy.

Duties include:

Scholarly Resources: Participates in Library-wide planning and administration of all digital and print resource development and analysis; Develops plans for tangible and digital resource collection, collation, and assessment; Manages all functions integral to the development of library collections in all available formats; Organizes the resource development and assessment process for faculty and librarian liaisons and leads the liaison program; Establishes and revises the tangible and digital resource development budgets in collaboration with Director of Library Information and Budget; Uses statistical and analytic information to monitor and assess usage of digital and tangible resources; Assesses and manages all incoming gift books and other items, in collaboration with the University Librarian and University Advancement; Integrates Open Access resources into library resource management, including evaluation of quality, currency, and length of retention; Maintains professional contacts and stays abreast with developments in acquisitions and resources development, and copyright law and compliance by attending conferences and remaining up-to-date with the professional literature.

Faculty and Subject Liaison: Organizes and manages librarians' assignment and collaboration with departments, programs, and subjects; Assures regular contact and collaboration with faculty members in selected subject areas, most of which will be in the College of Arts and Sciences; Participates in the creation and maintenance of diverse learning objects for selected subject areas and applications with other librarians; Participates with other library professionals in providing reference and instructional services.

Other: Maintains professional contacts and stays abreast with developments in acquisitions and resources development, and copyright law and compliance by attending conferences and remaining up-to-date with the professional literature. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Requirements: MLS from an ALA accredited library school; Experience in resource or collection development; Knowledge of contemporary collection development principles, and assessment and resource management and assessment applications; Excellent communication skills; Ability to work with faculty and library staff in a peer-to-peer organization; Second master's degree in a substantive area preferred.

Additional Information: Extensive use of computer and web applications.

Application Instructions: Please apply online, faxes and emails will not be accepted. A cover letter is appreciated. Sacred Heart University, rooted in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and the Liberal Arts, embraces a vision for social justice, educates students in mind, body, and spirit to prepare them personally and professionally to make a difference in the global community.

Sacred Heart University aspires to achieve prominence through innovative teaching and learning while cultivating a campus community that is recognized as caring and creative.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Sacred Heart University encourages qualified members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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Call for Papers: ASIS&T SIG-USE Symposium

CFP: 2018 ASIS&T SIG-USE Symposium:

Moving Toward the Future of Information Behavior Research and Practice

To be held in Vancouver, Canada, November 10, 2018 (Saturday), 1:00 - 5:00 PM

We are pleased to invite you to contribute to the 18th Annual SIG-USE Research Symposium. The upcoming half-day SIG-USE Symposium will focus on the future of information behavior research. It will be comprised of Short Paper and Poster presentations, break-out group discussion sessions, and Awards presentations. It is intended for students, faculty, researchers, and information professionals who are interested in information behavior and practices research and in the translation of findings from this research area into professional practice. It is open to both members and non-members of SIG-USE.

We live in an era of change in terms of the technologies, platforms, and tools at our disposal. With these changes, we are also witnessing changes in communication practices, in the meaning and form of information, and in information behaviors. There has been a significant global shift in the ways that information and knowledge is produced, shared, and used. We have witnessed developments such as the crowdsourcing of knowledge work, the use of new communication channels in information diffusion activities, and the emergence of online environments serving as "third places" and "information grounds". As we consider the future, there are many ways that we might consider information behavior research including users, application, contexts, and methods to study information behavior and practice.

We welcome poster (500 words or less) and short paper (2000 words or less) contributions that describe completed research and research-in-progress, and that showcase empirical, conceptual, theoretical, and methodological findings or rich practice cases and demonstrations, from researchers, graduate students, and practitioners. Our major goals include facilitating information exchange between and among scholars and information professionals, serving as a forum for scholars and professionals new to this area to engage critically with the theme, and for scholars and practitioners alike to receive feedback on preliminary work and works-in-progress.

Specific issues to be addressed depend on the interest of the participants and the issues they bring into the workshop. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Actors/users: How has the concept of the user/actor in information behavior research changed over time? What effect has this had on the ways that we study users' information behaviors, and on our efforts to facilitate users' abilities to access and make use of information? How can we facilitate equitable access and use of information across diverse populations?
  • Applications: New technologies offer opportunities for identity construction and empowerment, or do they? How can information behavior research address local and global issues relating to health, environment, economics, and human rights, among others, creating value for all?
  • Contexts: Information behaviors occur in many contexts, including within work and recreational settings, and as a part of everyday life. They also arise out of needs in particular situations, such as in response to health conditions, and may be triggered due to factors such as serendipitous encounters. How do characteristics of organizations and information society (e.g., cultural norms, legal frameworks, communication structures, political hierarchies, etc.) influence the access to and use of information and technologies?
  • Methods: Users, applications, and the contexts in which information behaviors occur are continually evolving. What does this mean for the methods that we use to study information behavior, and moreover, for practice?
  • With all of these developments, we also encounter questions concerning research ethics. Though the future brings new opportunities and possibilities, concerns persist and questions arise as society evolves. How have the roles of researchers and participants changed in this evolving digital landscape?

Submission Categories:

Short Papers (2000 words or less):

  • Will be followed by small group discussions, so submissions that generate stimulating dialogue and exchange are ideal
  • Tend to have richer discussion of the methods and results
  • Provide more contextualization of the work within the background literature

Posters (500 words or less):

  • Provide an opportunity for more one-on-one feedback on early work and work-in-progress
  • Preliminary work is not required

References do not count towards the word limit. 

Submissions should adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Please access the submission website to upload your submission:  https://utk.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3lTWAmYnImINTo1
  • Please submit an anonymized Word or PDF file.
  • The deadline for submission is August 22, 2018
  • We will send out notifications of acceptance by September 26, 2018.
All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Accepted documents will be circulated prior to and following the Symposium, when possible. Presenters who have their short paper accepted should plan on presentations of up to 8 minutes in total. Short-paper presenters should also expect to e-mail their slides in advance of the Symposium. Poster presenters will stand next to their posters and present a short 30-second introduction to their research. Details of these requirements will be provided after notifications of acceptance.
IMPORTANT DATES:
(New deadline) August 22, 2018, 11:59 pm (Anywhere on Earth): Submission due
September 26, 2018: Notices of acceptance issued
REGISTRATION FEES [Early bird (through 10/1) / Advance (10/2 - 11/2) / On site]:

ASIS&T Members: $130 / $155 / $180

Non-Members: $160 / $185 / $210

ASIS&T Student Members: $100 / $125 / $150

Student Non-Members: $130 / $155 / $180

The registration fee is $30 off for students (use discount code USE30 at registration), so if you are a student member and register no later than Monday, 1 October, 2018, it will be $100!

The registration fee will cover Symposium costs and an afternoon break with snacks.

To register for the 2018 ASIS&T Annual Meeting and the SIG-USE Symposium, please visit: https://www.asist.org/am18/registration/

For more information about the 2018 SIG-USE Symposium, please visit our website:

https://siguse.wordpress.com/2018/05/29/2018-asist-sig-use-symposium-cfp/

For more information about SIG-USE, please see:

https://siguse.wordpress.com/

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Head, Public Services, Abbot Public Library, Marblehead, MA

HEAD, PUBLIC SERVICES, ABBOT PUBLIC LIBRARY, MARBLEHEAD, MA

SUMMARY

A traditional New England coastal community, 18 miles north of Boston, the Town of Marblehead features a notable historical heritage, a lively cultural scene, ample natural beauty and strong support for its public library. Come join a dedicated, creative and energetic team, at an exciting time in the Library's history, as we move forward from celebrating our 140th anniversary to planning for a major building renovation!

 

Reporting to the Library Director and partnering with the Head, Technical Services,  the Head, Public Services is a key member of the Library's management group. The Head, Public Services oversees, coordinates, participates in, and continuously advances the Library's Public Services operations -- Reference, Reader's Advisory, Circulation, Stack Maintenance and related aspects of the user experience. In addition, the Head, Public Services serves as selector for materials in defined areas of the adult collections. The successful applicant will be an enthusiastic and flexible team player, with professional experience well-matched to the position's duties and responsibilities. The full-time 40 hours/week work schedule includes some evening and weekend shifts.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Directly oversees staff whose primary responsibilities are in the Public Services area. Coordinates the Public Services activities of staff whose responsibilities are equally or primarily in other areas. Participates in and/or coordinates the training and onboarding of all staff with responsibilities in Public Services. 
  • Coordinates and oversees all staff providing Reference service in performance of duties.
  • Selects materials for purchase in assigned areas of the adult collections, including informational resources in both print and electronic formats.  Makes recommendations regarding the development and management of materials in these collections.
  • In consultation with the Library Director, oversees scheduling to ensure adequate coverage of public service desks (Circulation, Reference, Children's Room). Modifies daily schedules, when needed.
  • Provides input on Public Services issues, for the Director.
  • Stays informed regarding current issues and trends related to library public services, and proposes ways to move the Library's public services forward.
  • In coordination with the Head, Technical Services, oversees daily operation of the Library in the Director's absence.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and complexity as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS 
A Master's Degree in Library Science, with a minimum of 2 years of experience in a library public services supervisory position. Strong communication and customer service skills. Excellent computer literacy, including ability to explain technology to users. Flexibility; dependability; demonstrated ability to function effectively as both a team member and team leader. Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs. and stand for extended periods.

 

SALARY RANGE

$54,549.22 - $72,542.48, annually


CLOSING DATE
Open until filled. Preference given to applications received by September 7th, 2018.

 

APPLICATIONS
Please email a letter of interest and resume to:
Patricia Rogers, Director, Abbot Public Library, at rogers@noblenet.org

Mailing address is:
235 Pleasant Street
Marblehead, MA 01945

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Reference & User Services Assistant, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH

Part-Time Reference and User Services Assistant

Geisel Library at Saint Anselm College is looking for a part-time Reference and User Services Assistant. This is a 32 week academic year position, working Thursday 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., and Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (approximately 8 hours per week), when classes are in session. Applicants should be enrolled in a Master's degree program in Library Science from an ALA Accredited Institution and have one year of relevant experience. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references.

 

Job Duties

This position is responsible for providing general references at the Reference Desk during the Thursday evening shift and all Periodical Desk operations during the Saturday morning shift. This position performs a variety of duties that include: 

  • Providing general reference services by helping patrons with their informational and research needs at the reference desk in-person, and via chat, text, email, and phone
  • Conducting database searches for faculty and students as well as a wide range of general reference research including instruction and assistance in the use of books, journals, indexes and web sources
  • Assisting with the management of electronic journal and database subscriptions including, helping to monitor the connection integrity of electronic resources and aiding in statistics gathering and reporting
  • Supporting collection analysis and management projects by performing a variety tasks including overlap analysis research and print collection evaluation and relocation.
  • Managing all Periodicals Desk operations during assigned hours, including checking out library materials using an automated library circulation and security system, supervising student assistants, aiding patrons with photocopying and printing, assisting with maintenance and security of users and collections, opening the library, and other projects as assigned.

 

Required

Enrollment in a Master's degree program in Library Science from an ALA Accredited Institution plus one year of relevant experience, preferably with library reference experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.

  • Exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to solve patron concerns and difficulties with tact, courtesy, and sound judgment
  • Must be reliable and hard-working
  • Demonstrated capacity for embracing change and new initiatives, programs, and services
  • Proven history of working in a collegial environment while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Strong office and computer skills

 

 

Desired Experience

  • Supervisory experience
  • Library Circulation Desk experience
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel highly desirable
  • Experience working with automated library computer systems, preferably Innovative Interfaces

Job Location
Manchester, NH, US

 

Position Type
Part-time

 

Salary
US Dollar (USD)

 

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Project Archivist Intern, Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Lexington, MA

Internship Title: Project Archivist Internship - Melvin Maynard Johnson Records

Institution/Organization Name: Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library

Internship Location (City, State, Province, Country): 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, Massachusetts 02421-5703

Years of experience required: 0-1

Compensation: This paid internship ($15 per hour, no other benefits will accrue or be paid) is generously sponsored by the Scottish Rite Masons of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction.

Internship Description:  Under the direction of the Museum's Archivist, the Project Intern will be responsible for the processing, arrangement, and description of the Melvin Maynard Johnson Records, following professional standards. This is a paid internship and is not eligible for benefits. The Project Intern will create an index to the collection in MS Access and a finding aid according to the Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS). The Project Intern will digitize archival material and record technical, item, and structural metadata as necessary. Other duties may be included as needed.

The Museum and Library hours are Monday through Saturday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The intern will be expected to commit to 230 hours of work, which will be completed part-time over an extended period. Internship dates and hours are flexible to accommodate the Project Intern's possible course load and schedule.

Position Qualifications:

  • Actively pursuing or interested in undergraduate or graduate education in library science, archival management, history, or a related field
  • Strong verbal and writing skills
  • Ability to take direction and accept constructive feedback
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Strong sense of responsibility and confidentiality
  • Ability to lift archival boxes up to 40 lbs.

Collection Description:

57 record storage containers (approximately 80 linear feet)

Melvin Maynard Johnson Biography:

Melvin Maynard Johnson (1871-1957) was a prominent and influential Freemason, lawyer, and academic. Johnson was born in Waltham, Massachusetts, to Byron B. Johnson, the first mayor of the city of Waltham, and Louisa H. Johnson. Johnson attended Waltham public schools and graduated from Tufts College in 1892. He graduated magna cum laude from Boston University School of Law (BUSL) in 1895. In 1910, Johnson's successful defense of murder suspect Hattie LeBlanc propelled him into the national spotlight and earned him fame as an attorney. Johnson returned to BUSL as a professor in 1918 and was appointed the Dean of the School in 1935. Johnson held this position until his retirement from Boston University in 1942.

Johnson was raised a Master Mason in Monitor Lodge (Waltham) in 1892. He served as the Lodge's Worshipful Master from 1902 to 1903. Among his numerous positions and contributions to the fraternity, Johnson served as the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts from 1913 to 1916. He served as the Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction's first full-time Sovereign Grand Commander, a position he held from 1933 until 1953. Johnson led the Scottish Rite through both the Great Depression and World War II and established the Scottish Rite Benevolent Foundation. One of Johnson's great interests was mental health, and he helped to create and lead the Scottish Rite's Schizophrenia Research Program, one of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction's central charities for decades. In addition to these accomplishments, Johnson was a historian of early American Freemasonry and the author of several books on the topic, including Freemasonry in America Prior to 1750 (1917) and The Beginnings of Freemasonry in America (1924).

Johnson was the husband of Ina Delphine Freeman and the father of Dorothy Adams and Melvin Maynard Johnson, Jr., a noted American designer of firearms, lawyer, and US Marine Corps officer. A longtime resident of Brookline, Massachusetts, Johnson died in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1957.

About the Museum & Library: Established in 1975 by the Scottish Rite Freemasons of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library tells the story of Freemasonry and fraternalism in the context of American history. Unique in the nation, the Museum aims to be the "historical society" of American Freemasonry by collecting, preserving, interpreting and celebrating the history of fraternalism. As a department within the Museum, the Van Gorden-Williams Library & Archives is one of the premiere repositories in the United States for the study of Freemasonry and fraternalism. The collection of the Library & Archives comprises over 60,000 books, 1,600 serial titles and 2,000 cubic feet of archival materials related to Freemasonry, fraternalism, and American history.

The Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for this internship please send a resume and a letter describing your interest to: John Coelho, Archivist, jcoelho@srmml.org or to Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Van Gorden-Williams Library & Archives, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington MA 02421.

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Four Open-Rank Tenure-Track Faculty Positions, Syracuse University School of Information Studies, Syracuse, NY

Four Open-Rank Tenure-Track Faculty Positions
Syracuse University School of Information Studies

Syracuse University's School of Information Studies (The iSchool, ischool.syr.edu) seeks scholars and leaders to fill four open-rank tenure-track faculty positions to start in Fall 2019. Successful candidates will have a productive program of research in an information-related field and be able to contribute to the development of students and courses in our degree programs in information management and technology, data science and data analytics, library and information science (including school media) and information science and technology.

The successful candidates will join our "Faculty of One": a highly collegial environment that stresses interdisciplinary collaboration amongst our school's faculty and with other members of the university community and beyond. Our research and teaching often adopt a socio-technical approach, recognizing that important problems are not simply technical nor just about people, but rather require both social and technological insights. We seek applicants whose topic areas and skills adopt this philosophy, and who can speak to overlapping areas within the school.

We are particularly seeking applications from researchers whose interests are located in one or more of the following scholarly areas:

  • technical, behavioral and/or social approaches to address privacy and security for trustworthy cyberspace
  • computational social science
  • digital humanities
  • big data approaches to exploring important organizational, scientific, social, economic, cultural or political questions
  • information and knowledge management with big data
  • community-focused librarianship in K-12, academic, special or public libraries
  • information literacy, especially ways to increase users' resilience to misinformation or to privacy and security attacks
  • library services, such as youth or reference services
  • information organization and retrieval
  • human-computer interaction (HCI), user experience and/or user behaviour
  • design and evaluation of interactive, social, ubiquitous and/or other emerging computing systems
  • designing for marginalized populations
  • ethical and policy implications of digital technologies and design

We specifically seek applications from women and from members of groups traditionally underrepresented among scholars in higher education. We are interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to be effective with diverse groups of students, colleagues and community members. Experience mentoring students from marginalized groups is particularly valued.

Rank and experience level of these positions are open: we encourage applications from both junior and senior scholars with a record of achievement appropriate to the rank sought at time of application. A completed Ph.D. in a relevant field of study or the expectation of completion of the Ph.D. by August 2019 is required. The School is committed to professional development for junior faculty, and provides excellent mentoring and support.

Application process
Applications--including

  1. a cover letter outlining the applicant's interests and qualifications and including the rank sought;
  2. a current curriculum vitae;
  3. short statements describing interests and accomplishments in research and in teaching; and
  4. names and contact information of at least three references--can be submitted at www.sujobopps.com, job #074043.

All applications will be held in strict confidence; we will seek references only from finalists. We are pleased to speak with interested applicants ahead of submitting materials.

We will begin screening applicants in October 2018 and continue until the positions are filled, so applications should be received by 7 October 2018 to ensure full consideration. Direct questions to Dr. Kevin Crowston, search committee chair, crowston@syr.edu.

About the iSchool at Syracuse University
Located at the center of picturesque Syracuse University, the iSchool prides itself on being a thought leader in both scholarship and instruction. Our faculty have recognized strengths in information retrieval, information management, library programs and services, natural language processing, computational social science, online communities and civic participation, new forms of organization and collaboration, information and communications policy, smart energy systems, digital literacy, information privacy and security, globalization, data science, entrepreneurship, social media, social computing and other areas.

The iSchool has five degree programs and numerous certificate programs, with an enrollment of 31 doctoral students, 873 masters students and 685 undergraduate majors, led by 44 full-time faculty and more than 100 part-time faculty. The iSchool is ranked #4 overall by US News and World Report for library and information science and #2 for information systems. Faculty teach in the classroom and/or prepare and oversee delivery of online courses (with a typical allocation of two courses per semester), and mentor and advise undergraduate, masters and doctoral students.

iSchool faculty members received more than $5M in external research support in the past year. The iSchool hosts seven research centers and laboratories and is recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Research and in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense (IA/CD) by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.


About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics and distinctive offerings. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York state, Syracuse is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for medical care and for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy four seasons of recreational opportunities, having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.

The University is proud to offer a benefit program that is family-friendly, progressive, and responsive to the diversity of our community. Full-time faculty members are eligible for dependent tuition benefits, family medical leave and, in addition to maternity/disability leave, for parental leave (primary caregivers of either gender may apply). The Office of Equal Opportunity, Inclusion & Resolution Services coordinates workplace accommodations for faculty and staff, guiding the ongoing development of an accessible university that embraces disability as an aspect of diversity.

EEOC
Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
A commitment to veterans and their families is a distinguishing characteristic of Syracuse University. The University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University's contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community
Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

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LIS Study Abroad in Northern Ireland and Ireland Summer 2019

A CRITICAL PERSPECTIVE ON Information and Cultural Conflict In IRELAND & NORTHERN IRELAND

DATES

June 17 - July 9, 2019

UNIVERSITY APPLICATION DEADLINE

December 1, 2018

PRICE

$4,999 including university tuition and fees for 4- 6 credit hours

APPLICATION

For an application, contact:

HEIDI BRETZ

Assistant Director, Study Abroad & Exchange Programs

h_bretz@uncg.edu

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Group airport pick-up and drop-off at Dublin Airport
  • On-site orientation
  • Group welcome and farewell dinners
  • Housing in university apartments (Belfast and Galway) and hostels (Dublin)
  • Excursions to Giant's Causeway, Aran Islands, Cliffs of Moher, Malahide, and more!
  • Guided tours and entrance fees
  • Health insurance

What's not included:

  • International Airfare
  • Passport
  • Individual transportation outside program activities
  • Most meals

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

A CRITICAL PERSPECTIVE ON INFORMATION IN CULTURAL CONFLICT

University of North Carolina, Greensboro course taught by:

LISA O'CONNOR

Chair, Department of Library and Information Studies

For more information contact: lgoconno@uncg.edu

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, GREENSBORO

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Information Associate, Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA

Veritude is hiring for an Information Associate at Fidelity Investments based in Boston, MA. This is a contract role through the end of 2018 with the potential to extend.

Description

Reporting to the Director of Content Management within the Investment Information Services (IIS) group, the Research Services Information Associate's primary responsibility is to support Asset Management investment professionals and their use of internal and external research services. This includes working with several proprietary databases including the Fidelity Research Voting platform, Fidelity research publishing system and IIS Investment Research Library catalog. Research Voting is a quarterly process by which Investment Professionals vote points based on their assessment of the value of services received from external research providers. The Investment Research Library is a collection of industry and reference materials for use by research librarians and investment professionals as part of the research process. 

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Partner with the publishing analyst to manage multiple, daily end-to-end publishing cycles and ensure each publication meets deadline
  • Maintain high level quality control of internal research publications using proprietary systems
  • Assess urgency of publishing issues; use sound judgment when escalating issues to support teams
  • Gather Investment Professional feedback on all contractual research services by conducting surveys and entitlement reviews for renewals
  • Partner with IIS colleagues on Vendor Relations and Vendor Administration for change management tickets for research services
  • Issue and track spend approvals as part of the research service spend notification process
  • Participate in enhancement discussions for internal systems and external vendor products
  • Assist with the day to day functions of the physical Investment Research Library collection including cataloging, circulation and serial check ins

Qualifications

Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in related field required
  • MLS or progress towards MLS preferred
  • Familiarization with financial industry a plus

Skills and Knowledge:

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

To apply, please send your resume to Nichole Ogilvie at Nichole.ogilvie@fmr.com.

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Research Librarian, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is hiring a Research Librarian. If you have strong digital library collection management experience, give this position a look! You will be part of a team charged to implement the next generation of scholarly publishing at PNNL. In addition to collection management, this role is rich with opportunity to specialize in other areas of the scholarly publishing lifecycle.

http://lnkd.in/gzccDFt (Job ID: 308182)

Come work at a national laboratory focused on inspiring and enabling the world to live prosperously, safely and securely. PNNL discoveries not only change the way people think, they increase our nation's energy capacity and improve our national security efforts, making the world a cleaner and safer place.

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Head of Systems, California State University, Sacramento, CA

Campus Information

California State University, Sacramento is located in the heart of Northern California, one of the most beautiful, diverse and rapidly growing areas in the country. The 300-acre campus, just five miles from the State Capitol, is situated along the American River parkway that offers miles of trails and recreational access to the city's two rivers, Folsom Lake and the historic Sacramento riverfront. Growth in the region has provided significant opportunities for faculty research and engagement with civic and business organizations as well as extensive research and internship opportunities for the University's approximately 28,500 students. The University, where quality teaching is a top priority, offers instruction leading toward the bachelor's degree in 58 disciplines, the master's degree in 41 disciplines, two independent doctoral degrees and one joint doctoral degree, and houses numerous research and community service centers. 

Sacramento is a high-growth metropolitan area with a very diverse population of approximately 2 million. The campus has been named both a Hispanic Serving Institution (HIS) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI).  As California's capital, Sacramento is an advantageous setting for premier academic programs. As a major metropolitan university, California State University, Sacramento is committed to providing leadership in addressing significant regional needs and to enriching its liberal arts tradition. The proximity of California State University, Sacramento to the California legislature and other agencies of state and federal government provides unparalleled opportunities for faculty and students to participate in public service through policy research internships, and employment.

 

Hiring Department Information

As the center of campus intellectual discovery, the Sacramento State University Library promotes teaching, learning, research, and scholarly communication at the University by integrating the Library with campus student success programs and instruction. One of twenty-three libraries in the California State University System, the Library holds over 1.4 million volumes, comprised of print and electronic monographs and serials, and is a Federal Document Depository. The Library's mission is to inspire excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarly activities.

The University Library is undergoing rapid transformation with a forward-thinking mission and vision and a deep commitment to improving the campus learning environment. We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of 26 library faculty, 34 staff and approximately 40 FTE student assistants.

A successful California State University, Sacramento candidate promotes the values celebrated by a public, regional, comprehensive, metropolitan university.  At Sacramento State, the quality of the education we provide is our top priority.  Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity.  In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people with the commitment and ability to work with a diverse student population.

 

Duties Responsibilities

The Head of Library Information Systems reports to the Associate Dean for Digital Technologies and Resource Management, and serves to provide leadership and direction for innovative services and technologies. The position will define and articulate the vision, strategic directions, and priorities for information technology in a dynamic environment that values creativity, teamwork and innovation.

  • The Head of Library Information Systems is responsible for the management of the Library Information Systems Department, which includes planning, budgeting, and setting policy for information resources in the University Library.
  • The Head of Library Information Systems directly supervises staff responsible for desktop support, application development, the Library web sites, supporting digital services, infrastructure architecture and administration, and supports staff in the performance of their duties.
  • The individual will lead a service-oriented program that researches, develops, and supports advanced information systems for the Library, and ensures excellent operational management of information systems and support of end users.
  • The Head of Library Information Systems provides leadership in coordinating and defining system requirements and tasks for library-wide projects and initiatives.
  • The Head of Library Information Systems will work closely with Library Administration, University IT, and other stakeholders to take advantage of technological developments that enhance teaching, learning, research, and scholarship.

 

 

Qualifications

 

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other relevant field and/or equivalent training and administrative work experience may be substituted for degree requirement
  • 5 years of IT experience with a record of progressive experience in IT leadership
  • Successful human and financial resource management experience
  • Experience working with commercial vendors of library-centric hardware, software, and other related products and services (experience with Ex Libris systems preferred)
  • Successful supervisory experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of current trends in library and educational technology in higher education
  • Proven expertise with current technologies, platforms, and products that support library information technology
  • Excellent customer service skills with a commitment to customer service
  • Project management, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Record of successful innovation in applications of information technology
  • Evidence of effective communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Collaborative work ethic and the ability to build effective partnerships, articulate goals and negotiate priorities
  • Demonstrated history of and commitment to building and maintaining a diverse work environment

 

Preferred:

  • Advanced degree in Library and Information Science (ALA accredited), Computer Science or a related field
  • Experience with library systems and applications
  • Experience with creating documentation
  • Experience with interface design and usability testing
  • Experience with image and/or text based institutional repositories and best practices in digital projects

 

Appointment

This is a 12-month, position with an expected start date of fall 2018 


Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

 

Application Review

Review of applications will begin on 9/12/2018; position is open until filled.

 

Application Procedures

Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs website located athttp://www.csus.edu/about/employment. Instructions on how to apply can also be found at this link. External applicants can apply by clicking on the Faculty, Staff, and Management Opportunities link. Internal applicants can apply by logging on My Sac State.

Applicants must include the following attachments with the application:

  1. Cover letter.
  2. Current curriculum vitae/resume.
  3. The names and contact information of at least three professional references.
  4. Unofficial transcripts attesting to the highest degree earned (official transcripts required if invited for interview/upon hire).
  5. Required Diversity Statement (Please limit to 500 words):

As an equal opportunity employer with a diverse staff and student population, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching and working environment for all. What contributions are you most proud of that exemplify your awareness and sensitivity towards promoting an inclusionary environment? What have you learned working with diverse populations?

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Teen's Librarian, Westwood Public Library, Westwood, MA

The Westwood Public Library is seeking a creative, entrepreneurial-thinking, and enthusiastic professional to provide high-quality library services for teen and young adult residents of Westwood, as well as the general public. The Teens' Librarian will provide research instruction, programming, collection development and Reader's Advisory services to teen and young adult patrons. This position is 19 hours per week and reports directly to the Head of Adult Services. 

Responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Provides Reader's Advisory for teens and young adults (generally age 11 through age 18), promoting reading and literature resources. Prepares booklists and book displays; designs and implements Summer Reading program.
  • Engages in advocacy, outreach and collection development consistent with provision of college preparatory skills and identification of 21st century skills for Westwood youth.
  • Delivers instruction in computer, e-reader, tablet and smart phone use, individually or in group classes. Serves as instructional resource for library research tools and the Public Access Catalog. Provides basic troubleshooting for public computers.
  • Develops assigned collections; purchases, plans shelving, advertises via displays and lists both in print and electronically; initiates purchases, weeds collections, and may assist in cataloging of library materials.
  • Assists teen and adult patrons in locating information and materials in the library, Minuteman Library Network, other libraries or online.
  • Manages the Young Adult budget and incorporates new genres as budget allows. Seeks and applies for grant funding.
  • Organizes, advertises and promotes a variety of weekly and monthly teen programs and events.
  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with schools, community groups, agencies and non-profits that focus on youth so as to plan and deliver programs and services that meet local teen needs and interests.
  • Works closely with school librarians and teachers to provide reserve and reference collections for school assignments.
  • Coordinates Teen Advisory Board, including recruitment of members, outreach, publicity and programming activities.
  • Assists in managing parts of the library's website; maintains Westwood Public Library teen online presence and social media.
  • Evening and weekend work required. 

Qualifications and Experience: Master in Library Science from an A.L.A.-accredited institution with a minimum of one year of progressively responsible experience in library operations, or any equivalent combination of qualifications and experience. Experience working with teenagers, particularly in a library and/or school setting. Knowledge of library principles and procedures. Excellent public relations and research skills. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. 

Salary and Benefits: This is a 19-hour-per-week, non-benefit-eligible position with a salary range of $27.02 - $33.75 per hour in ten steps. 

Apply To: www.townhall.westwood.ma.us/hr by September 4, 2018.

Include resume and cover letter. 

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Digital Archivist, State of Rhode Island, Providence, RI

The Digital Archivist will lead the State Archives digital program and increase capacity to address related programmatic needs, issues of records management, and establish best practices for increasing public access to digital materials in a way that enables the Department of State to achieve its mission: to engage and empower all Rhode Islanders by making government more accessible and transparent, encouraging civic pride, enhancing commerce and ensuring that elections are fair, fast, and accurate.

The State Archives and Public Records Administration is a unit within the Division of State Archives, Library & Public Information, a division that works to ensure that information about Rhode Island government and history is easily available and readily accessible to all Rhode Islanders. The Digital Archivist is a hard-working individual who is dedicated to connecting Rhode Islanders with accurate, timely, and responsive information about their historical documents and government records in a prompt and professional manner. S/he has a passion for excellence and innovation, a desire to implement emerging technologies, and enthusiasm for collaboration and fostering strong relationships with the Department's partners and constituents. S/he must also welcome the challenges and opportunities of the Department's digital initiatives.

The Digital Archivist will provide advice and training regarding records management and transfer, data mapping between hybrid and born-digital collections, and the use of digital tools and techniques. S/he will prepare digital objects for preservation and access. The Digital Archivist will assist the State Archivist and Public Records Administrator in developing the web archiving program for the Division of Archives, Library, and Public Information. S/he will also be the lead resource for digital records management issues and solutions.

Illustrative Examples of Work Performed: Administrative: Performs office work directly related to the establishment and implementation of electronic records policies, goals, and objectives.

  • In consultation with the State Archivist and Public Records Administrator, establish and implement electronic records policies, control schedules, goals, and objectives, that support the initiatives of the Division of State Archives, Library, & Public Information and the Department of State.
  • Cooperate with and assist state and municipal agencies, individuals, and other institutions on projects designed to facilitate and enhance digital access related to Rhode Island history, government, and culture.
  • Work with the State Archivist and Public Records Administrator to ensure ongoing and proper care of digital archival collections. Collaborate with IT and eGov to store, protect, and preserve born-digital and hybrid governmental records for increased public access.
  • Assist in the process, ingest, and workflow for the routine acquisition, preservation, and access of born-digital materials given to the State Archives, including email, websites, social media, and other electronic records. Promptly inventories, appraises, identifies, and processes records; develops retention and disposition schedules expeditiously; and updates as needed.
  • Coordinate the transfer of digital materials from a variety of current and legacy media formats such as tapes, floppy disks, CDs, and hard drives, and implement mechanisms for ensuring the authenticity, preservation, and access of this material.
  • Assist in creation, update, and distribution of clear, plain-language recommendations, guidance and other materials regarding digital archives and records management. Conduct seminars and provide direction and training to partners on digital archives, records management, use of the online catalog, and other electronic resources as needed.
  • Stay up-to-date on current trends and practices in quality cybersecurity and coordinate with IT and eGov on cybersecurity for digital repository and archives software.
  • Create and maintain finding aids that comply with industry standards.
  • Conduct, promote, encourage, and assist with research about Rhode Island history, government, and culture in the reference and reading room, and as otherwise needed.
  • Attend professional conferences and represent the State Archives and Public Records Administration at public and professional presentations.
  • Perform other Department of State tasks and duties as necessary.

Required Qualifications for Appointment:

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Master's Degree in Library Science accredited by the American Library Association, with a concentration or demonstrated coursework in archival studies or digital archives, or any combination of education and experience that shall be substantially equivalent to the previously described education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to multi-task and work in a dynamic, time-restricted environment. Ability to work under pressure with good humor.

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FIRST SYMPOSIUM ON RDA IN LATIN AMERICA

Challenges of implementing the new rda Toolkit in libraries in Latin America

Currently in preparation rda a new version of the Toolkit, developed within the project "rda Toolkit Restructure and Redesign Project", also known as the 3R Project. Without any doubt, the characteristics of this new tool and modifying the content of RDA (Resource Description and Access), due to the incorporation of ifla-LRM model (Library Reference Model) in this standard cataloging, will have an impact on understanding , use and application of rda in libraries globally, including those in Latin America and the Caribbean. Therefore, the National Library of Mexico, under guard of the Institute of Bibliographical Research of UNAM and the Institute of Library Research and Information and the Directorate General of Libraries of the UNAM, considered important the organization and implementation of " first Symposium on rda in Latin America. "

Objective
Bringing together those involved in professional practice, education and research on the standard of rda cataloging (Resource Description and Access) in order to meet and prepare for the changes ahead and exchange experiences on rda, as well as review and discuss the next topics: 

  • Challenges rda application libraries in Latin America
  • Features new rda Toolkit
  • properties model ifla-LRM (Library Reference Model)
  • linked in cataloging data and catalogs
  • Development of catalogs of authority
  • metadata schemas for recording different information resources
  • Alternatives in coding and cataloging data management
  • The bibframe model and the Semantic Web
  • Future cataloger Profile 


Bases
They may participate as speakers all aq! uellos researchers, teachers and librarians in professional practice in Mexico and Latin America interested in the topics of "First Symposium on rda in Latin America", who must submit a summary of the proposal in his speech.

Among the requirements for submission of proposals include: 

  1. That the paper has not been published previously nor be considered for another discussion.
  2. The text must be sent in .pdf or .docx file format, including a maximum of 500 words.
  3. Proposals must contain, in Arial font size 12 and spacing 1.5, the following data:
  • title author's full name (s)
  • secondment institution / country
  • subject area
  • email
  • curricular review of the author (s) on one page.

4. Proposals must be sent to the e coloquiorda@unam.mx or bnmex@unam.mx , no later than August 31, 2018. 

Proposals for papers will be reviewed by an Evaluation Committee and communication to authors on acceptance or rejection of their proposals will be made from September 17, 2018. 

All authors whose works have been selected will send the full text later than 31 October 2018. 

Headquarters 
The colloquium will be held from 14 to 16 November at the National Library of Mexico. Centro Cultural Universitario, Coyoacán, Ciudad Universitaria, 04510, Mexico, Cd. Mx.

 

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Director, Westford Historical Society & Museum, Westford, MA

The Westford Historical Society & Museum first formed in 1958 to study, document, and preserve Westford's history and material artifacts. Housed in the original 1794 Westford Academy building--one of the first co-educational secondary schools in Massachusetts -- Westford Academy is noted for a student body that included the son of Paul Revere, and Ellen Swallow Richards, the first female to be accepted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

THE POSITION

The Director of the Westford Museum is the public face of the Westford Historical Society. The Director acts as media spokesperson for the Museum; participates in strategic planning and helps develop vision for the museum and then implements those plans; seeks and receives funding through grant applications and other fund-raising activities; directs acquisition and maintenance, display, and general welfare of the collection in accordance with professional standards. Responsible for development of plans and budgets for exhibits, and programs for consideration by the Board. Responsible for orientation, training, work assignments, motivation, and evaluation of volunteers and any other staff.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Previous Museum Management experience. A Strategic and Visionary Leader. An Engaged and Enthusiastic Ambassador. Nonprofit Management. Passion for the Mission.

CONTACT 

whssearch@gmail.com for full job description.

All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential. EOE/AAO

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: 14,000/year

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Project Manager/Librarian, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, Portland, OR

The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commisssion is actively seeking a StreamNet Project Manager/Librarian to lead the work supporting primarily fishery research for the Fish and WIldlife Programs.The library is located in Portland, Oregon and serves researchers, policymakers and tribal leaders on impacts to the fishery and mitigation/restoration efforts in the Columbia Basin.

For more information go to CRITFC Employment Opportunities - CRITFC.

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E-Resources & User Access Librarian, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ

Rider University's Franklin F. Moore Library is seeking an innovative and visionary E-Resources and User Access Librarian to lead us in providing and improving access to print and electronic resources within a team-oriented, teaching library environment. This full time, tenure-track position, to start in the Fall 2018 Semester, requires an ALA-accredited MLS, along with at least two years' experience in electronic resources management, collection development, and teaching information literacy across multiple disciplines in distance learning and traditional classrooms. The successful candidate must also possess:  excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; a demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively; flexibility to adapt to the dynamic workflows inherent to electronic resources; and a commitment to supporting under-represented groups of students in support of our climate of inclusivity.

 

This position envisions the idea of access holistically in response to the shifting needs of the physical and virtual library and its diverse users, including database and e-collections licensing, management, and evaluation; acquisitions budgeting for print and e-resources; and the implementation of best practices for interlibrary loan/document delivery, circulation, and assistive technologies. This faculty position will collaborate with other librarians to meet shifting priorities, needs, skill sets, and current responsibilities. The position does not directly supervise or manage staff. The successful candidate will proactively think outside of traditional silos to more efficiently acquire and make accessible needed materials in support of the teaching and learning process, including promotion of such materials. Specifically, the successful candidate will: establish and maintain access to purchased and subscribed electronic resources, including databases and e-book collections; establish and maintain relationships with vendors and collaborate with librarians to evaluate resources for potential purchase and / or annual renewal; analyze usage of electronic resources and supervise the data collection in order to prepare all necessary statistical reports; provide leadership for improving traditional access services, including Circulation and Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery; and evaluate collections and materials. A second graduate degree, scholarly activity (broadly defined), and value/service activities is required for interim promotion and for tenure.

 

Preferred qualifications include experience in science- or psychology-related research instructionaccess services and interlibrary loan document delivery especially knowledge of current developments and trends, and ERM, content management systems (Springshare), link resolver, discovery layer, and authentication methods (e.g., proxy server). Additional preferred qualifications include:  experience working with ILS; experience managing serials/continuing resources; demonstrated knowledge of industry tools, standards, best practices, and initiatives related to electronic resource management, including ONIX, OpenURL, KBART, ERMI, SERU, COUNTER, and SUSHI; proficiency with data analysis and visualization tools; and knowledge of MARC21 and XML.

 

Moore Library Department faculty (librarians) all participate in library policy, public services, technical functions, and in one or more areas of collection development as well as in departmental and University service/governance. Rider University librarians hold full faculty status with access to fellowships and leaves, work a 10-month/205 day work year, have the opportunity to work closely with classroom faculty, and have abundant opportunities for service and input in the Libraries, wider University community, and library profession. The Moore Library Department values diversity among its faculty and is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community.

 

Rider University is a private, coeducational university located near Princeton, NJ, and within easy driving distance or train ride to New York City and Philadelphia. Rider University continues to shine in the national rankings as one of the nation's best universities by US News & World Report and the Princeton Review. Further information is available atwww.rider.edu. Rider is composed of faculty, staff, and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds who come together and create a vibrant, living and learning community. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired. Applicants should be experienced with, and committed to, working with such a diverse population.

 

All applicants must apply directly to our website at http://rider.peopleadmin.com/postings/5176 and attach the following: letter of interest; curriculum vitae; detailed statement of research interests, plans, goals and needs; statement outlining a commitment to diversity, including evidence of experience working with and teaching diverse students; and undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Three letters of recommendation also are required and contact information must be provided through our website. The completion of a satisfactory background is required for this position. For full consideration, all application materials must be received no later than October 1, 2018.

 

Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, handicap/disability, Vietnam-era/disabled veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other non-job related criteria.

 

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Multiple Openings, Windsor Public Library, Windsor, CT

#1: Kidspace Library Clerk/PT 

The Windsor Public Library is seeking a knowledgeable, tech-savvy part-time library clerk with a strong commitment to serving children and their caregivers to join our Kidspace team. Responsibilities include reference, reader's advisory and computer assistance at the busy Kidspace desk; shelving and shelf-reading of materials and additional projects as needed.

 

Our ideal candidates will be enthusiastic, passionate about literacy, team-spirited, motivated, and organized; communicate effectively orally and in writing with diverse customers and coworkers; and be able to work in a fast paced, customer service environment with patience, flexibility and attention to detail.

 

Minimum requirements: Bachelor's degree plus one (1) or more years library experience working with children; comfort working with computers, technology and social media: proficiency with MS Office Suite, Internet, and other programs as needed; familiarity with specific applications (i.e. Innovative Interfaces ILS, Excel and Publisher), a plus. Schedule is Mondays 5:00 PM -9:00 PM, one Sunday 1:45 PM-5:00 PM per month, plus substitution. Salary is $14.00-$15.00/hour, depending on experience.

 

Please apply at https://townofwindsorct.com/jobs. Application deadline is Friday, September 7, 2018 at 5:00PM. The Town of Windsor is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of the workforce. EOE/AA

 

#2: Children's Librarian (part-time)

Windsor Public Library has an excellent opportunity for a part-time ALA accredited MLS Librarian with experience in public library operations.

To become a successful member of our busy Kidspace team, the ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to serving children and their caregivers through programming and collection development.  He/she will assist the Head of Children's Services in the essential functions of our Kidspace and work closely with the other members of the Kidspace team. The candidate will provide reference assistance and reader's advisory to children and adults and develop and run a variety of Kidspace programs. Additional duties may include writing both in-house and local publicity for Kidspace programs, develop readings lists for children and caregivers, providing computer assistance to children, and providing coverage at the Kidspace desk. 

Our ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, team-spirited, motivated, and organized; communicate effectively orally and in writing with diverse customers and coworkers; have the ability to manage changing priorities and meet deadlines; and, be able to work in a fast paced, customer service environment with patience, flexibility and attention to detail.

Minimum requirements: Master's Degree in Library Science; one (1) or more years library experience working with children; be comfortable working with computers, technology and social media; be proficient with MS Office Suite, Internet, and other programs as needed; be familiar with specific applications (e.g., Innovative Interfaces ILS, Excel, and Publisher), a plus. Scheduled hours are Tuesday 9:00AM-1:00PM, Wednesday 4:00-9:00PM, Thursday 1:00-5:00PM, and Friday 10:00AM-5:00PM for a total of 20 hours per week. Salary is $18-$22/hr., depending on qualifications and experience.   

To apply: Please complete an on-line application at https://townofwindsorct.com/jobs and attach a cover letter and resume by Friday, September 7, 2018 at 5:00PM. The Town of Windsor is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of the workforce. EOE/AA

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Research Manager, Holland & Knight LLP, New York City, NY

Holland & Knight LLP seeks a full time Research Manager, to be located in our New York City office. We are a Firm where people truly believe in what they do and strive to achieve the highest standards of performance and success.

The Research Manager will join our national team. Responsibilities include managing all aspects of research services for the firm, including legal and business research, training and instruction of efficient research techniques and budget management. The Research Manager is expected to perform outreach, as well as be comfortable with emerging technologies and is responsible for improving access to online materials and providing training for such resources. This role requires candidates to have a progressive approach to Library and Information Science, demonstrate initiative and work as part of a collaborative team on firm-wide issues and projects.

 

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Working within the team to perform a wide variety of legal and non-legal research projects for lawyers, clients, and staff in multiple offices
  • Explain and assist in use of databases and print materials; provide group and individual instruction on research techniques
  • Ability to adapt and apply new technologies and workflows;
  • Administer the firm's resources to ensure the content is easy to use and accessible
  • Process invoices for payment and monitor expenditures against budget targets
  • Identify collection strengths and weaknesses; target titles for cancellation; interface with attorneys to align collection with current and future needs
  • Coordinate activities with the national research team as well as participate in enhancing research services/firm technologies
  • Provide and implement current awareness services, particularly within the firm's industry sector groups
  • Record and report research projects and time spent utilizing firm billing software and reference request database
  • Commitment to strong service values with an ability to exhibit sound professional judgment, discretion and diplomacy
  • Ability to supervise third-party filing service contractors
  • Special projects and additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of legal research experience required, preferably in a law firm setting
  • Strong MS Office skills, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Fundamental understanding of legal concepts
  • Expert research and database skills, including proficiency with Lexis, Westlaw, Lex Machina,
  • Securities Mosaic, Cheetah, RIA Checkpoint, Research Monitor, Quest, HeinOnline and others
  • Basic troubleshooting skills with common IT issues involving access to databases and online content
  • Team-focused yet independently motivated for the good of the team and firm
  • Interest in working in a fast-paced environment while balancing multiple projects simultaneously

Minimum Education:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school     

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Research & Instruction Librarian, Sciences, Harold F. Johnson Library, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

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Date Posted:

08/09/2018

Type/Department:

 Administrator in Library

Search Status:

Searching for Candidates - Accepting Applications

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

The research and instruction librarian - sciences is the library liaison to the schools of Cognitive Science (CS) and Natural Science (NS). An integral member of a small team of engaged and innovative librarians, the science librarian provides reference, information literacy instruction, collection development and faculty liaison services in the sciences to the Hampshire community. The librarian develops an innovative collection to support students in NS and CS as well as takes the lead on e-science resources and trends that support data gathering and management, visualization, competitive analysis, and other emerging technologies, as they support undergraduate research and teaching, and open access initiatives. The research and instruction librarian - sciences represents the library and the College on Hampshire and Five College committees and meetings.

An MLS from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent, and one year of job-related experience is required. The ideal candidate will have proficiency in 21st Century learning environments, including e-science experience and knowledge, an understanding of the data curation process, knowledge of metadata standards, and experience building new collections and developing related metadata, workflow, and access processes. Candidate must be able to locate and vet new resources; demonstrate the means by which to access resources to students and faculty; troubleshoot technical problems; compare and contrast new pieces of technology/software/apps; use social media to promote the library and its resources; and learn new methods of communicating and interacting with faculty or students. This position must successfully work across generations and bring kindness, respect, and empathy into the workplace. A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds and empowering students of all abilities is essential.

This full time, 9-month benefited position holds an employment cycle of September through May. 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.

Contact me with any questions: baines@simmons.edu / asblo@hampshire.edu

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Library Assistants, Shrewsbury Public Library, Shrewsbury, MA

The Shrewsbury Public Library seeks two enthusiastic and customer service oriented Library Assistants to serve at our busy children's and reference desks on Sunday afternoons.

SUNDAY LIBRARY ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS II (A3)

Qualifications: 

  • Excellent customer service skills, ability to interact tactfully and appropriately with library patrons of all ages
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Dependability, adherence to scheduled hours
  • High school diploma; Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Two years of work experience, one year of library experience preferred
  • Experience working in an online environment or other computer experience
  • Experience with automated library system preferred, specifically Evergreen ILS (C/W MARS)
  • Children's position requires experience working with children and families.
  • Reference position requires experience with technology based library services, including downloading online content, managing public computers and printing services, etc.

 

Duties:

  • Provide direct circulation services
  • Provide basic reference services
  • Assist patrons with use of technology and digital services
  • Assists patrons in the use of library facilities and resources
  • Oversee the work of library pages, as needed.

Compensation and Schedule:

  • Position one: Reference Desk 12:30 to 5:00 p.m. every Sunday from approximately October through May.  (Length of season may vary with funding resources.)
  • Position two: Children's service desk 12:30 to 5:00 p.m. every other Sunday from approximately October through May.  (Length of season may vary with funding resources.)

Hourly Rate: $20.53 to $24.48 via annual steps on Grade A-3 of the Town of Shrewsbury Salary Schedule.  

Please respond via email with interest/resume to Library Director Ellen M. Dolan, at edolan@shrewsburyma.gov. Applications due Monday September 10, 2018

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Director, Tiverton Public Library, Tiverton, RI

Tiverton Public Library is hiring a full time library director. 

The ideal candidate will have an MLS or MLIS from an accredited school; 3 to 5 years of progressively responsible administrative/supervisory experience in a library; excellent verbal and written communication skills; a belief in the value and importance of customer service, public programming, and positive change; and be a strong leader able to work well with trustees, staff, library users, local government, and the community at large.

For a complete job description and salary, visit tivertonlibrary.org under "how hiring". 

Tiverton Library is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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Science Librarian & Coordinator, Collier Science Library, Bryn Mawr, PA

Bryn Mawr College Library & Information Technology Services (LITS) invites applications for the position of Science Librarian and Coordinator of the Collier Science Library. The successful candidate will have overall responsibility for planning, developing, managing, and evaluating the facility, services, and resources (both print and electronic) of the Collier Science Library, including managing students and support staff, and the opportunity to take part in renovations of the library underway as part of the overall renovation of the Park Science Building.

As part of the Library Research & Instructional Services department, the Science Librarian will provide research and instructional support to undergraduate and graduate students and faculty in Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science, and will partner with faculty on delivering information literacy instruction and assessing student learning.

The successful candidate will find strong collaborative potential with LITS colleagues, especially in departments supporting teaching, learning, and research, particularly Digital Scholarship, Educational Technology Services, and Special Collections. Cooperation with colleagues at Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges (the Tri-College community), and in particular the science librarians, is strong, with opportunities to serve on local and Tri-College committees, and encouragement to engage in professional development activities and attend local and national conferences.

Bryn Mawr College offers employees a competitive salary and benefits package, including 25 vacation and personal days, 13 paid holidays, and a generous retirement contribution. LITS is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered.

Preferred: MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution, MA/MS, or PhD in an appropriate subject; relevant professional experience (e.g., in an academic library) and/or relevant teaching experience.

Visit https://apply.interfolio.com/52602 for more information and to apply for this position. 

Review of applications will begin in fall 2018.

For full consideration, please apply by the end of September 2018.

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International Symposium: Information and Indigenous Communities

International Symposium on INFORMATION AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES: 
"THE IMPORTANCE OF INFORMATION ON native cultures"

(UNAM Program DGAPA PAPIIT - IG400417)  

September 26-28, 2018

Venue: Auditorium "Mario de la Cueva" 
Humanities Tower II, 14th floor Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City


For more information, click here.

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Graduate Librarian/Adult Services Librarian, Palmer Public Library, Palmer, MA

Graduate Librarian I/II Adult Services Librarian 

The Palmer Public Library has an opening for an innovative, extroverted individual to provide reference assistance, including reader's advisory services; to organize and lead library programs for adult patrons; to assist with collection development in assigned areas; and to work shifts at public service desks, helping patrons of all ages as part of a team committed to exceptional patron service.

 

This adult services librarian position requires excellent computer skills, including the ability to help patrons use the library's digital resources on a wide variety of electronic devices. We are looking for a librarian eager to collaborate on projects with other library staff, and to engage in outreach to people and organizations in our community.

 

Please request job description for a complete list of essential responsibilities.

 

This is a full-time position (35 hours/week). Hours include one evening per week and occasional Saturdays. Additional evenings and Saturdays may be required to meet programming needs.

 

Qualifications: Requires an American Library Association-accredited Master of Library Science degree.

Preferred qualifications: 1 year of library experience with a focus on public service, including reference services and programming.

 

Salary: $19.00-20.00 per hour, depending on qualifications and experience. Full benefits as a Town of Palmer employee. This is a bargaining unit position in AFSCME Local 1364.

 

Closing date: Open until filled.

 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and names of 3 references to:

Adult Services Librarian Search, Palmer Public Library, 1455 North Main Street, Palmer, MA 01069, or to smaher@palmer.lib.ma.us

 

The Palmer Public Library is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to non-discrimination and cultural diversity.

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Director, Curatorial Services, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Williamsburg, VA

Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation (JYF) seeks an experienced, forward-looking Director of Curatorial Services (DCS) to lead curatorial departments at its living-history museums: Jamestown Settlement (JS) and new American Revolution Museum at Yorktown (ARMY). DCS guides the exhibition program, growth/development of collection, expansion of educational mission. Leads department's initiatives to enhance inclusivity, broaden audiences, bring scholarly expertise to interpretation.

OPPORTUNITIES: Join major forward-facing, visitor-focused, AAM-accredited museum with significant budget, big plans for the future, including upcoming $9M refresh of main gallery at JS and special exhibitions/events at ARMY. Be part of team overseeing exhibition galleries, theaters, and activity-filled outdoor living-history areas. Live/work in historic Williamsburg, VA, 3½ hours from Washington and Baltimore.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversee curators/collections management staff in exhibit-development/installation, care/refinement of collections. Organize/schedule/manage department staff to maximize talent, meet JYF needs. Develop/manage budget. Provide scholarly expertise for multiple departments. Represent JYF to various audiences.

REQUIREMENTS: PhD/equivalent in related field preferred. MA required. Minimum five years' experience as curatorial administrator/senior curator at significant history museum or related organization. Knowledge of 17th, 18th-century American history, including African cultural issues in early America, Virginia Indian history, issues of cultural sensitivity in historical interpretation. Strong background in exhibitions, collections management. Track record of using objects to tell stories and using current/innovative approaches to make history accessible and engaging to varied audiences. Excellent project manager with strong organizational, communication, staff management skills. Collaborative; strategic thinker; familiar with current trends/best practices. Basic knowledge of fundraising.

FULL DESCRIPTION/HOW TO APPLY: https://museum-search.com/all-searches/2018/8/7/jamestown-yorktown-foundation .

Apply by 9/17/18. EEO/AA/ADA.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Fall/Winter Internships, Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket, MA

The highly competitive Nantucket Historical Association's fall/winter internship program allows a dynamic group of students with varied interests, strengths, and goals to immerse themselves in an outstanding educational and professional environment. Interns learn and work directly with professionals in a team-based, collaborative environment.

The internship is a full-time position that begins on September 17, 2018, and lasts between ten and twelve weeks.

Starting date is flexible. Interns concentrate their work in the following areas: interpretation at the museum and historic sites, education and public programs. He/she should have a love of working with the public and a degree or expected degree in American history and culture, education, humanities, museum studies, museum education, communications, marketing, or a related field.

Graduate students are strongly preferred, although enrolled college students are welcome to apply. He/she should have demonstrated interest in museum programs, production, education, history and/or marketing; strong writing, research, organizational, interpersonal, communication and computer skills; familiarity with multimedia software a plus; and the ability to work both independently and in groups.

A $2,500 stipend and housing will be offered.

For more information on the NHA and the island of Nantucket, please visit our website at www.nha.org.

Applications are due by September 6, 2018.

Please send a letter of interest and a list of three references to rmiller@nha.org or: Rebecca Miller Nantucket Historical Association PO Box 1016 Nantucket, MA 02554

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Library & Education Program Assistant, Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, Newton Centre, MA

Library & Education Program Assistant, Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute

 

Purpose / Role

The Evening Program Assistant will be responsible for management and support during Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute's (BPSI) evening programming. Responsibilities include providing programmatic, educational and library support, as well as monitoring/maintaining building security. An ideal candidate would have excellent customer service skills, good computer/data acumen, as well as some experience with A/V. Knowledge of library systems desirable.

 

This position is 10-12 hours, 2-3 nights/week, late afternoon/evenings and occasional Saturday shifts. 

 

Job Overview

The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute is a post-graduate educational training institute and membership organization. Clinicians and academics who wish to pursue advanced training as psychoanalysts or psychoanalytic psychotherapists may apply for acceptance to attend seminars.