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Assistant/Associate Director, Museum of Art, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

The Assistant/Associate Director will partner with the Directors of the Museum to manage the operational and logistical side of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. He/she will be responsible for the current and long-term effectiveness of all financial functions of the Museum by developing and implementing effective, efficient, and compliant financial and compliant processes within the museums. In addition, in coordination with the Directors, this position is a liaison with the College's Office of Development and Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations to ensure the coordination of potential funding opportunities. He/she will also oversee all operational aspects of the museum budget, communications programs, and The Museum Shop. This position may be hired at either the Assistant Director or Associate Director level, depending on experience.

M-F 8:30 - 5:00. Occasional and weekend hours required.

A Bachelor's degree is required; CPA or MBA preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, and other constituents; excellent computer skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills. The successful candidate will have broadly based financial, supervisory and operational skills with a successful track record of progressive financial management experience. He/she should have experience or strong familiarity with good, modern financial accounting, strategic planning, human resources and risk management principles, techniques and practices. Ideally, this experience will include a record of accomplishment in a museum environment or in arts administration.

Please apply online through the Bowdoin careers page: https://careers.bowdoin.edu/postings/4750

SALARY RANGE: 60,000 - 70,000

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Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor & Librarian, University of Missouri-Columbia, Kansas City, MO

Non-Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor & Librarian School of Information Science & Learning Technologies, University of Missouri - Columbia

The iSchool at University of Missouri Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri-Kansas City 

The School of Information Science & Learning Technologies (SISLT), Missouri's iSchool, seeks a candidate for an innovative position that integrates teaching and professional practice with outreach and advocacy. This non-tenure track (NTT) position is housed within the University of Missouri-Columbia, but located at the University of Missouri - Kansas City campus.

This position builds on a successful cross-campus initiative first piloted in 2001, with the intention of providing on-site teaching, advising, and networking opportunities for SISLT students. The successful candidate will work in the Kansas City area, providing 30% of their contract time to UMKC, typically through library service (e.g., reference, collection management, etc.), and 70% of their time to MU by teaching courses, providing advising and practicum supervision to students in Kansas City and Western Missouri, promoting the iSchool in the Kansas City and Western Missouri region, and service to SISLT. The position serves as a liaison between SISLT and students, prospective students, and adjunct faculty in the Kansas City area. Courses are taught in both online and hybrid (using online and face-to-face meetings) modes. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library and Information Science
  • Second master's degree or other graduate degree
  • Commitment to library and information science (LIS) and LIS education
  • Willingness to teach graduate-level courses in an online or hybrid environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively and collegially in person and online, establishing networks with regional LIS practitioners to secure student practicums and internships, working with remote colleagues and regional liaisons
  • Ability to work closely with Kansas City area practitioners to secure student practicums and internships and develop relationships with stakeholders
  • Willingness and ability to travel to Columbia, MO and surrounding regions throughout the year
  • Willingness to actively participate in assessment activities.
  • Commitment to public service and enthusiasm for work in libraries and related fields
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Candidates will be evaluated on the following factors:

  • Experience teaching graduate-level courses in an online or hybrid environment
  • Ability to create and implement interactive or online learning environments, objects, and content
  • Evidence of service participation in state and national professional organizations
  • Proven project management ability and organizational skills
  • Ability to advise and provide instructional and practicum supervision to a diverse graduate student body
  • Strategies for maintaining a vibrant student community in the Kansas City areas
  • Teaching abilities in two or more of the following areas: cataloging and classification; collections access and management; library and educational services for distance students; budgeting and management skills for information agencies; copyright, business information; electronic resources; evaluation and assessment; advocacy and marketing; and/or online education and information technologies for teaching and learning.

About the iSchool/SISLT: The mission of the iSchool -- School of Information Science & Learning Technologies is to improve the professional practice of information specialists and learning technologists; advance research on information, learning, and performance; disseminate knowledge, products, and services to improve the quality of life for all; and advance the economic well-being of Missouri and the Nation. 

As a member of the iSchool consortium (http://ischools.org), SISLT faculty share the common fundamental interest of all iSchools in investigating and disseminating knowledge about the relationship between information, people, and technology. SISLT faculty demonstrate strong interdisciplinary collaboration among its members, with other academic units at the University of Missouri, national, and international partners.

The iSchool offers the Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree in addition to Master of Science (MS) and Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degrees in Educational Technology, a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Information Science & Learning Technologies, as well as Graduate Certificate programs in Digital Humanities; Usability and User Experience; and Online Learning. SISLT houses the only library and information science program in the State of Missouri that is accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). 

SISLT faculty maintain active research programs in areas including Library and Information Science, Digital Humanities, Information Literacy, Book and Media History, Information Behavior, Public Libraries, Archival Studies, Digital Scholarship, Services to Children and Teenagers, Learning Technologies, Games for Learning, and Social Computing.

SISLT is one of five academic units within the College of Education, all of which promote continuous improvement as one of the college's core values.

About the College of Education: The College of Education is ranked among the top doctoral granting colleges of education in the country. Today, the College has a student population of approximately 900 undergraduates and 1,400 graduate students with 72 tenured/tenure-track and 25 full-time non-tenure track faculty members. The College is financially well positioned to invest in innovation. Annual expenditures for externally funded projects are approximately $20 million with funded projects in research, instruction and public service. Our research portfolio has increased significantly in recent years, and is poised for continued significant strategic growth. The College is a leader on the campus and is nationally recognized for its distance and online education programs.

About Miller Nichols Library and UMKC Miller Nichols Library is the largest library at a mid-sized university in the heart of Kansas City's vibrant, socially-conscious, and affordable community. The University has an institutionwide commitment to diversity and multiculturalism and strives to create a welcoming environment where faculty and staff feel valued for their contribution. The UMKC University Libraries are in the midst of several facility upgrades that will enhance student learning with collaborative learning spaces and technologies. The Libraries makes a commitment to supporting and developing all library faculty so that they may be successful in meeting university, library, and personal goals

UMKC is a comprehensive research university library at America's creative crossroads in an affordable and vibrant city seeks candidates with energy, creativity, flexibility, and strong commitment to public services.

UMKC exemplifies the values of education first, innovation, accountability, diversity, and collaboration. UMKC holds a firm commitment to engage and lead the larger community in a variety of ways appropriate to its status as a forward-thinking cultural, intellectual and educational center. The UMKC University Libraries are in the midst of several facility upgrades that will enhance student learning with collaborative learning spaces and innovative technologies.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Appointment: Non-tenure track twelve-month appointment beginning September 1, 2018

To Apply: Apply on-line at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/index.php. Search for Job ID: 25373. All candidates should upload (a) a letter of application describing the position to which you are applying and detailing your qualifications for the position, including which classes or subject areas you are prepared to teach; (b) philosophy of teaching statement; (c) a syllabus for a course you have designed and/or taught, and (d) names and contact information for three references in the Attachments section of the application. For candidates applying at the Associate level, additionally send evidence of teaching effectiveness (course syllabi, student evaluations, chair/advisor/peer reviews). Your CV must be uploaded in the Resume/CV and Cover Letter section.

Please contact Associate Professor Denice Adkins, Search Committee Chair, adkinsde@missouri.edu for questions about the position.

Beginning Review Date: To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by February 1, 2018; and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer: Women, minorities and disabled individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. To request ADA accommodations, please contact the Dean's Office at 573-882-8524. The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

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Director, Somerset Public Library, Somerset, MA

Position Summary: Responsible for the management, direction and administration of the Somerset Public Library including all library services, personnel, policies, outreach and programs as well as the development and administration of financial resources ($500,000+) for the development, management and enhancement of the library as a town department. Responsible for short and long-range planning of the library facility, personnel, programs and the overall library department. Plans, organizes, directs and evaluates, in conformity with the policies established by the elected Board of Trustees, the By-Laws of the Town of Somerset, the regulations and standards promulgated by the Board of Library Commissioners and the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Also responsible for the historic Hood Library Building and under the direction of the Town Administrator the Old Town Hall building. Related work as required.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the development, direction and management of library personnel, public library services and programs. Adopts and executes services, policies and programs approved by the elected Board of Library Trustees.
  • Recruits, selects, evaluates library personnel in cooperation with the Personnel Director/Town Administrator and follows policies in accordance with Town of Somerset Policies and Procedures.
  • Develops and prepares annual operating budget, personnel budget and capital outlay programs for the approval of the Library Trustees, Board of Selectmen, Advisory and Finance Board and Town Meeting. Develops and prepares long-range planning for the library facility and the operational growth of the library, based upon established goals and related performance data, as promulgated by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
  • Supervises the cost effective and judicious expenditure of all appropriated town funds, trust funds, gift monies, state aid awards and grant monies. Pursues alternative cooperative purchasing options with other Town Departments, with network and regional libraries and/or via state contract.
  • Develops and directs the implementation of the Library's Material Selection Policy, and instructs and directs the staff in compliance with same.
  • Executes all library policies promulgated by the Board of Trustees; acts as Trustees' liaison with town boards and their representatives, with the Town's state legislators and with the representatives of the Board of Library Commissioners.
  • Responsible for the management of the physical assets, as well as the preventive maintenance program associated with, the care and upkeep of, the library physical plant, maintenance systems, and grounds
  • Stays informed of, and insures effective utilization of, all services available from state and regional library extension agencies, and pertinent humanities agencies providing funding and programming resources.
  • Pursues grant funding from state and federal sources, from foundations and corporate donors to promote, enhance and create new library services, programs and collections. Administers grant and foundation funds according to specified guidelines and files all indicated reports within specified timeframes.
  • Manages all aspects of technology-related library functions, both internal and consortium-related; investigates and recommends to the Board of Trustees technological enhancements to service programs and materials delivery. Oversees Technology Inventory as well as short-term technology planning for Department.
  • Implements and directs the library's community relations and public relations programs, while administering all community relations projects for the library.
  • Maintains affiliations with local, state and national professional organizations; attends workshops, seminars and conferences addressing current professional issues, trends and developments.
  • Actively supports state and federal legislation designed to aid or enhance library services and development.
  • Directs all library personnel; directly evaluates the work performed by the Librarians and Department Heads. Delegates and oversees the evaluation part-time personnel to the department heads; oversees and implements inservice training and orientation programs; encourages continued staff education and professional growth.
  • Submits monthly statistical reports to the Board of Library Trustees and Town Administrator. Submits the required State Aid to Public Libraries Annual Report Information Survey and Financial report to the MBLC and any applicable waiver forms. Compiles reporting for the Town of Somerset Annual Report.
  • Provides leadership in establishing effective working relationships and communication, ensuring high productivity, and encouraging initiative and creativity.
  • Keeps informed of professional issues, trends and attitudes through reading professional and managerial literature, listserv, newsletters and journals.
  • Attends all meetings of the Board of Library Trustees and advises Trustees of programs, service, facility, planning, personnel and policy matters requiring consideration/action.
  • Attends all meetings of the Executive Board of the Friends of the Somerset Public Library, Inc. as an Ex-Officio member, supporting and advising same in their auxiliary capacity.
  • Presents written or oral Director's Reports at all Library Trustees' meetings identifying the progress and status of on-going library programs and other matters requiring their attention.
  • Attends all Town and Special Town Meetings, representing the Department to the community and Town Meeting attendees.
  • Oversees the volunteer program.
  • Promotes and publicizes library activities; plans and executes library programs related to fund raising events, speakers, etc.,
  • Manages library public relations/library marketing, to promote the library and its services, including issuing publicity releases to local newspapers and radio for specific and general library programs and services. Addresses community groups and civic organizations. Initiates or directs production of Friends of the Library newsletter.

Required Experience, Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in the procedures and practices of professional library administration and the organization and management of its operations.
  • Knowledge of local, regional, state, and federal library regulations.
  • Ability to develop knowledge of community library needs and interests.
  • Knowledge of supervisory techniques and practices.
  • Ability to direct the work of professional, paraprofessional, clerical, and maintenance personnel.
  • Effective skills in oral and written communication for contact with public and staff.
  • Adaptability, initiative, tact, courtesy, and good judgment.
  • Extensive computer/technology experience including knowledge of automated information systems, use of MS Word, Excel, web design, Google Docs, and database management.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and customer service.
  • Responsible for administration of municipal Library Department budget (approximately $, 500,000) per annum.

Education, Training, Special Licensure/Certification Requirements: A Master's Degree in Library Science, accredited by the American Library Association, with Board of Library Commissioners certification, as well as previous experience in a public library setting, preferably in an administrative position. Sound knowledge and understanding of local and state statutes relating to the operation of a municipal library as well as solid background in personnel, planning, programming, public service and fiscal management. Certification under the American Library Association's Certified Public Library Administrator program helpful.

Contacts (boards & committees, vendors, general public, etc.): Extensive interaction with the public, Town Departments, Boards and Committees, as well as Town Departmental personnel and outside agencies. Extensive interaction with vendors, contractors, paid performers. Represents Library organization at consortium meetings and on network, regional and state committees. Represents Library organization via professional affiliations and association memberships. Represents Library organization at the network, regional, state and national level

Supervisory Responsibility (Include Positions Supervised): Works under the direction of six member elected Library Board of Trustees. Supervises approximately 15 full and half time equivalents. Performs highly responsible and complex work requiring considerable judgment, initiative and the exercise of leadership and vision in planning, implementing and evaluating library programs, services, and operations. Has access to confidential information involving personnel, bid proposals, negotiating positions, and confidential patron information protected under MGL Ch. 78; occasionally privy to criminal investigations. Errors could be significant and result in reduced efficiency and productivity of library services and staff, adverse public relations, financial loss or error, legal ramifications, injury to staff, patrons, buildings or equipment, administrative problems.

For information  and job description  please visit the Somerset Public Library website http://www.somersetpubliclibrary.org/board-of-library-trustees.html  or the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioner's job site at  https://mblc.state.ma.us/jobs/index.php.

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Clerk, Marlborough Public Library, Marlborough, MA

The Marlborough Public Library has an opening for a part-time Library Clerk. This position will primarily staff the Adult circulation desk.
Duties: Performs a variety of tasks, including checking library materials in and out using C/W MARS Evergreen software; assists patrons in the use of the library's online catalog, searching the Internet, and using other electronic and print resources; re-shelves materials; assists with programming activities.
Must be able to work well with library patrons and display a positive and effective customer service attitude. Performs other related library duties as required. Must be able to lift and shelve heavy books.
Qualifications: High school diploma/equivalency required, college degree strongly preferred. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, be detail oriented, work well with the public and other library staff, and be able to solve problems and work independently. Previous library experience preferred.
Step Salary: $12.69 - $14.28 in steps
Hours: 19.5 hours per week, including some evening and weekend hours
Deadline applicants: Friday, February 2nd 2018
Please forward cover letter and resume to:
Human Resources
City of Marlborough

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Internships, Archives, IFRC, Geneva, Switzerland

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 190 member National Societies. 

The IFRC is looking to hire two archival studies students or recent graduates for 13 weeks to work as interns on an archival arrangement and description project in its office in Geneva, Switzerland. The internship will start on April 23rd (end date July 20th) or April 30th (end date July 27th), 2018.

 

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Appraise (in consultation with supervisor) records in storage to determine which should be transferred to the Archives.
  • Arrange and describe the records, and enter the descriptions into a database.
  • Assess the physical condition of the records and identify those requiring conservation treatment.
  • Re-box and re-file the records.

 

Qualifications:

  • Be currently-enrolled in a university or equivalent level archival studies programme, or have graduated recently (normally within 1 year from the date of hiring) from a university or equivalent level archival studies programme.
  • Be able to read and write in English
  • Be able to read French, as some of the records are only in French.

 

Remuneration:

  • A daily allowance is paid to interns for each day worked at the IFRC (75 CHF per day worked).
  • Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation, insurance and living expenses are the sole responsibility of interns themselves.

 

The closing date for applications is February 5th, 2018.  The full job posting, and instructions for applying on-line, may be found at:

http://www.ifrc.org/en/who-we-are/working-with-us/current-vacancies/job-description/?id=5126

No response will be given to email messages.

The short-listed candidates will be interviewed by telephone.

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Senior Library Page, Town of Brookline Library, Brookline, MA

The Town of Brookline Library system is seeking a customer service oriented professional for a part-time Senior Library Page for the Brookline Village Branch. This position will check in and process magazines, sort and shelve library materials. Works closely with the Periodical Librarians; filing, distributing mail and library materials. Ability to work patiently and politely with colleagues and the public.

High school diploma or GED required.

Ability to use Dewey Decimal system and. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; detail oriented and strong commitment to public service is essential. Knowledge of computers and data entry required.

18 hours per week maximum, Monday-Friday mornings. Must have flexibility to occasionally work nights and weekends.

Starting Salary $13.98 per hour.

Resume and cover letter by January 31, 2018 to: https://brooklinema.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/bf85d508-48dcee3b-7c7e-3f77000ed1f8/apply?source=691176-CS-27260

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Processing Assistant, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Library is currently seeking candidates for the position of Processing Assistant. Under the direction of the Collections Services Archivist / Processing Manager, the Processing Assistant (PA) is responsible for processing tasks to prepare collections in all formats, including electronic formats, for research use, storage, and long-term preservation. The work of the PA supports two areas of the University Archives' collections: University publications and archival materials. Tasks include sorting and housing materials in archival containers, entering data in internal locator systems, and updating metadata in central library systems. The PA also assists with collection circulation as needed.

 

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

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Digital Scholarship & Preservation Archivist, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI

The Andersen Library at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks a Digital Scholarship and Preservation Archivist (Academic Archivist I or II).

JOB DETAILS:
The Digital Scholarship and Preservation Archivist oversees the University Archives, Andersen Library Special Collections, and Wisconsin Historical Society Area Research Center (ARC).  The position reports to the Director of the Library and serves as a member of the Library's management team which plays a leadership role in collaborative development of Library policies and strategic plans. The position is responsible for setting, implementing, assessing and reporting on short- and long-term operational goals and objectives for the Archives, Special Collections, and ARC in accordance with Andersen Library and UW-Whitewater strategic plan and unit goals. The position will be hired at the title of Academic Archivist I or II based on qualifications and experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Library Responsibilities

  1. Manage the overall operation of the University Archives / Area Research Center / Special Collections and evaluate department functions to meet the changing needs of the University Library and the University.
  • Establish policies, procedures, and standards for the selection of and access to digital and physical materials in these collections
  • Prioritize and monitor relevant budget allocation and resources
  • Supervise department staff


  2.  Appraise, organize, and describe manuscripts, oral recordings, artifacts, and other materials for the collections.

  3.  Develop policies and standards to support physical and electronic storage of collections and scholarship.

  4.  Maintain proper preservation methods to ensure the integrity and security of the collections through appropriate policies, procedures, and supervision.

  5.  Design and manage digital collections by establishing the metadata schema and controlled vocabularies in coordination with library staff.

  6.  Develop policies and workflows to accommodate emerging data discovery and exchange standards.

Campus Responsibilities

  1. Collaborate with faculty, students, and administration to collect and preserve University research and scholarly communication.
  2. Develop and implement the curation and preservation of the scholarly communication repository at the University.
  3. Foster partnerships across faculty and staff that encourage the exploration and adoption of evolving modes of digital research and pedagogy.
  4. Develop policies and workflows to support innovative scholarship around digital content, including traditional library content, born-digital material, research data and other digital products of scholarship, and other digital materials utilized by faculty and students in their research.
  5. Develop and maintain databases and digital repositories necessary to the discovery and access of the collections.
  6. Digitize collection materials and content in coordination with University priorities.
  7. Collaborate with the offices of University Marketing and Communications, Alumni Relations and Development, and Athletics to provide digital and physical access to collection resources.
  8. Assist the University with the responsibilities of records management, including the organization, accessibility, retention of necessary records.
  9. Coordinate with open access publications and collections to comply with open access best practices and University policies.
  10. Assist UW-Whitewater faculty, students, and external researchers in identifying and obtaining collections and resources from the University Archives, Special Collections, and the Wisconsin Historical Society's Area Research Center network through individual consultation and classroom instruction.
  11. Actively participate in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.


State and Regional Responsibilities

  1. Curate and organize historical collections related to Rock, Walworth, and Jefferson counties.
  2. Coordinate with county and regional historical and genealogical organizations for education, digitization, and preservation for materials of historical significance.
  3. Develop policies in accordance with the Wisconsin Historical Society to preserve archival materials from the Area Research Center network.
  4. Collaborate with the Wisconsin Historical Society and UW System campuses to manage and circulate state resources to researchers from UW-Whitewater and the public.
  5. Promote the use of the collections through outreach to the University, UW System, and regional community.


 QUALIFICATIONS:
 Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library or Information Science or an advanced degree in an appropriate subject discipline with relevant special collections or archival training.
  • Minimum of one year professional experience in an archives, special collections, or records repository.
  • Experience managing, supervising, and/or leading others.
  • Project management skills including interpersonal and team leadership skills and time management.
  • Demonstrated initiative, self-direction, and a commitment to innovation, creativity, and excellence.
  • Working knowledge of scholarly communication and open access issues.
  • Working knowledge of current trends and tools for archiving and preservation.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience using archival collection management software.
  • Knowledge of and experience with an institutional repository.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archives and records management theory and practice, including experience creating archival records and finding aids.
  • Knowledge of strategies and technology developed or adopted by the archival community for managing born-digital archival and manuscript material.
  • Knowledge of electronic records management principles and practices and digital preservation theory and practice.
  • Experience managing and describing digital content in at least one digital object repository and/or delivery system.
  • Knowledge of basic genealogical research methods.
  • Experience supervising students and providing them with instruction in an academic environment.
  • Experience working with special collections materials and rare books.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with researchers, donors, alumni, or other constituencies.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to initiate and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and managers.
  • Ability to work harmoniously and foster teamwork among others.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate and build partnerships with faculty and staff in a culturally diverse community.
  • Ability to effectively engage students in an individual, group, and classroom setting.
  • Ability to learn new technologies and software platforms, and to effectively train or teach others in their use.
  • Knowledge of historical research methods using primary and secondary sources.


LIBRARY INFORMATION:
For more information about the Andersen Library please visit http://library.uww.edu.

CAMPUS INFORMATION:
UW-Whitewater (http://www.uww.edu) is the largest regional comprehensive university within the UW System and enjoys a reputation as a high quality residential campus located near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin. UW-W is situated on 400 acres of land and has an annual budget of more than $219 million. UW-W is located in the community of Whitewater, which has 14,622 residents and is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago. The university enrolls more than 12,000 students in 50 majors housed within four academic colleges. UW-Whitewater also offers 16 master's degrees and a Doctorate in Business Administration. The university's strategic plan can be found at: http://www.uww.edu/strategic-plan. It has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the state. UW-Whitewater is a Division III NCAA university and member of WIAC (http://wiacsports.com). The campus has over 200 student organizations and is a vital economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin.

UW-W is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION:
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System (https://www.wisconsin.edu).

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.

The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

For UW-W Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see http://www.uww.edu/asfr. If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.

SPECIAL NOTES:
UW-Whitewater embraces AAC&U's LEAP principles (http://www.uww.edu/leap) and emphasizes student, staff and faculty participation in High-Impact Practices (https://www.aacu.org/resources/high-impact-practices). The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (http://www.uww.edu/orsp) provides support for faculty scholarly and creative activities as well as other opportunities to apply for reassigned time and/or other resources to support research activities. UW-Whitewater faculty and staff also have access to technology transfer and research resources provided by WiSys (https://www.wisys.org).

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION:

Applications received by February 19, 2018 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at 262-472-1024 or hrstudent@uww.edu.

For questions regarding the position please contact:
Paul Waelchli
Director, University Library
waelchlp@uww.edu

TO APPLY:
Only complete application packages will be considered. A complete application includes online submission of the following documents:

  • Letter of application which addresses your specific qualifications for this role;
  • Resume;
  • Three to five professional references, including a description of relationship to applicant and contact information (email and phone number);
  • Graduate transcript (unofficial is acceptable).


Full position description with instructions on how to apply can be found at:
www.uww.edu/employment/academic-staff-non-instructional<http://www.uww.edu/employment/academic-staff-non-instructional>


This Job ID is: 13864

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Summer Internships, The Frick Collection, New York, NY

The Frick Collection is now accepting applications for summer 2018 internships. You can find more information on our internships at http://www.frick.org/careers/internships

Please note: The Frick Collection's summer internships are usually posted between the months of November and January. Internships during other seasons are posted throughout the year. Please continue to visit this website for future opportunities.

Background

The Frick Collection is an art museum consisting of more than 1,100 works of art from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century displayed in the intimate surroundings of the former home of Henry Clay Frick. The residence, with its furnishings and works of art, has been open to the public since 1935. It is considered one of the world's most perfect museums; its sister research institution, the Frick Art Reference Library founded in 1920, is of equal distinction. The Library is an internationally recognized research library that serves as one of the world's most complete resources for the study of Western art.

We are pleased to offer internship opportunities throughout the school year and summer for undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in careers in art museums and libraries. Students with strong backgrounds in Art History, Museum Studies, Museum Education, or Library Science are encouraged to apply.  Please click on the link above to learn more about the internship listed.  Please apply for the one internship to which your skills, experience, and interests are most well suited

Benefits of an Internship with The Frick Collection

These internships provide superb opportunities for participating in all aspects of museum and library work in a small dynamic departments and interacting with staff across the institution and the public.

Most internships do not provide a stipend, if there is a stipend associated with the internship you are interest in this will be outlined in the internship description. Unpaid interns at The Frick Collection, with activities carried out for at least two months, will be provided with two 30-day unlimited MetroCards at the beginning of their internship to help ease the concerns about living in NYC while participating in an unpaid internship. All interns of the Frick Collection may access free or discounted admission to most of New York's finest museums.  The Frick provides employees, trainees, interns, and volunteers with a discount on Museum Shop purchases and a subsidized on-site staff dining service. The Frick Collection offers a beautiful and pleasant work setting and an excellent opportunity to appreciate some of the world's finest works of art. 

Application Process:

Please note that eligibility may vary from one department of The Frick Collection to another and that applications to multiple departments are not accepted; please apply for only one internship.

No phone calls please.

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Office Administrator & Event Coordinator, Falmouth Museums on the Green, Falmouth, MA

The Falmouth Museums on the Green is seeking an experienced, well-organized and outgoing Office Administrator/Event Coordinator to work fulltime to assist in the oversight of a busy nonprofit. Office administration duties will include carrying out the organization's office functions: answering phones, maintaining the eTapestry database, managing membership, and ordering supplies. Event Coordination duties will include booking events and room rentals, being sure equipment is operative, coordination and oversight of event details, such as dates, time frames, vendor relations, event oversight and deadline management from beginning to end. As part of this function, it will also mean overseeing that renters sign contracts and meet their financial obligations, working with Marketing to maximize rental opportunities, and training part-time House Managers for rentals. Facilities/event management experience will be a plus.

The ideal candidate will possess outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, computer literacy, excellent organizational skills, familiarity with event coordination and office management procedures, and the willingness to be flexible with work hours, including occasional weekends and evenings. This will require the ability to work independently while also being structured and detail-oriented. This position will report directly to the Executive Director.

Interested candidates should email their resume along with a cover letter to info@museumsonthegreen.org or mail it to Museums on the Green, Attention: Executive Director, PO Box 174, Falmouth, MA 02541.

SALARY RANGE: 5085484857

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Terrana Curatorial Fellowship, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA

The Terrana Curatorial Fellowship is a 13-month, full-time appointment for a recent M.A./Ph.D. in museum studies/art history designed to launch emerging curators into substantial museum careers by providing an immersive educational experience.

The Fellow will participate in the full range of curatorial practice by working with both historical and contemporary works of art, and engaging in writing, public speaking, exhibition press promotions, studio/museum/gallery visits, research, curatorial planning, exhibition catalogue production, and administrative work. The Fellow will report directly to Curator Lisa Crossman, Ph.D., and will work closely with Director Nick Capasso, Ph.D., and other members of the FAM team. Fellows will enjoy a supportive, collaborative, and creative work culture.

As the fellowship progresses, the Fellow will have increasing responsibilities and autonomy as well as opportunities to mentor interns and work with students at Fitchburg State University. The capstone of the Fellowship will be curating our Annual Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft. The Fitchburg Art Museum is committed to the career aspirations of each Fellow. FAM staff will actively participate in job searches for Fellows with direct advocacy, references, and professional networks. The Terrana Curatorial Fellow will be paid a stipend of $30,000, plus full health coverage with an option to purchase additional family coverage.

The Fellowship will begin on June 1, 2018 and run through June 30, 2019.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV, writing sample (between 5-15 pages), and the names and contact information for 3 references by email to Curator Lisa Crossman (lcrossman@fitchburgartmuseum.org), ATTN: Terrana Curatorial Fellowship.

The deadline for application is February 16, 2018.

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Intern, Canterbury Shaker Village, Canterbury, NH

Canterbury Shaker Village is offering several full-time internship opportunities with $1000 stipend and onsite housing for summer and/or fall 2018 (flexible start and end dates). Under the jurisdiction of the Education Department, interns will gain work experience in a variety of museum operations including offering guided tours, developing family-friendly activities, and demonstrating historic trades. Interns will also have the opportunity to develop their own research-based project that may be incorporated into future Village programming.

Ideal candidates will be energetic, self-disciplined, comfortable interacting with diverse staff and visitors of all ages, and have good research skills and familiarity with curatorial practices. Recent graduates as well as currently enrolled students in a relevant BA or MA program are welcome to apply. Applicants must be willing to work some weekends.

To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, and 2 letters of recommendation to Becky Soules, Daily Visitor & Youth Programs Manager at rsoules@shakers.org.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received; preferred deadline of March 1, 2018.

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Library Assistant, French Cultural Center, Boston, MA

The library of the French Cultural Center seeks a full-time Library Assistant to assure all daily functions of the Circulation Desk, including but not limited to: loans, shelving, overdues, reader's advisory, responding to general reference questions, and processing new materials.

The Assistant will:

  • Be able to efficiently respond to patron requests in French and English
  • Participate in the preparation of library events for children and adults
  • Greet all members of the Center's community in a friendly and helpful manner
  • Be responsible for closing the library on a nightly basis, ensuring the general operation of the library when the Head Librarian is absent

Qualifications:

  • Fluent in English and working proficiency in French
  • Ability to multitask
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Knowledge of French and Francophone literature and culture
  • Previous experience in libraries and/or education in library science preferred

Schedule:

September through June:
Tuesday - Thursday 11 AM - 7 PM
Friday and Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM

July and August:
Monday - Thursday 11 AM - 7 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Compensation: $38,000 with benefits.

Application Deadline: January 29, 2018

For more information, click here.

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Faculty Position, Library and Information Science, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, South Korea

The Chungnam National University (CNU) Department of Library and Information Science (LIS), South Korea, invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track faculty position. The expected date to start is April 2018, but it can be negotiable.

Chungnam National University's mission is to provide students with academic theories and application methods which are integral for the development of the nation and human society as a whole, and which nurture creativity, service, mind, spirit, and leadership skills. Since 1952, CNU has been striving to become one of the top universities in the nation and world. Today, over 190,000 alumni have been taking an active role in serving and contributing to reaching this endeavor. (more university information: http://plus.cnu.ac.kr/html/en/

CNU LIS offers the Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Library and Information Science. Please check the department homepage for the details (available in Korean, only: http://munhun.pagei.co.kr/)

Required Qualifications

  • A doctoral degree in information science or related discipline
  • An active and productive research and teaching experiences
  • Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.


The one who is hired should teach at least one course in English per semester.

Application Deadline: January 25, 2018.

Please find application information from the link here: https://goo.gl/g7neeW (The application information is available in Korean only.)

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Head of Technical Services, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

San Diego State University Library & Information Access seeks applications and nominations of candidates for the position of Head of Technical Services. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, collegial, user-focused librarian who will provide dynamic leadership for our newly reorganized technical services departments and our new consortial and local library management system.

The Head of Technical Services will provide direction and strategic management for the full spectrum of the technical services provided by the library including: acquisitions, cataloging, classification, physical processing, database and electronic resource maintenance, and processing of government publications.

The successful candidate will lead Library Technical Services in new and interesting directions as information organization, discovery, and access tools change and evolve.

This position is appointed at the the Associate Librarian rank. Salary commensurate with experience.

This position will remain open until filled. Review will begin immediately. Preference will be given to applications received by February 12, 2018.

Anticipated start date is July 2018.

To view a complete job description and instructions for the application procedures, visit: https://apply.interfolio.com/48296

SDSU is an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

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Call for Researchers: Industry in One Series

The Foundation is currently seeking up to six (3 US, 3 CA) researchers to work with us on a freelance basis. Each paper will identify the state of information management within the industry, highlighting records management in a condensed report (25-30 pages) for each of the following initial industries to be addressed: energy, finance, and legal. A report is to be generated for each topic by a subject matter expert (SME) to provide distinct United States and Canadian perspectives. It is conceivable that a SME with expertise and extensive experience in both countries could conduct research for both reports in a specific industry. In this case, the researcher would be awarded two contracts: one for the United States project, and one for the Canadian project.

The Foundation would like to see this research address, at a minimum, the following questions:

  • For the purposes of this research, define the scope of this industry and its role in the general economy.
  • What is the primary regulatory agency or oversight body that oversees the industry?
  • What are the information management-related risks for the industry?
  • What record categories are critical to this industry and central to its operations?
  • What are the primary laws and regulations that effect information management?
  • What operational considerations affect information management?
  • What are industry best practices for information management?
  • What is the future outlook for the industry?
  • Are records managers present in the industry? If not, who manages and controls the records?

The report will be reviewed prior to publication. A Foundation liaison will be assigned to the project and be a resource with the subject matter expert through its duration.

Available Funding: $2,000.00 (USD) per topic, per country, paid in three installments ($500, $500, $1,000).

Contract Term: To be negotiated. Goal is 3-6 months from the date of signed contract.

Applications:  Please send a resume with a cover letter detailing why you are the person for this project, relevant experience, and suggestions for the project as email attachments to:  coordinator@armaedfoundation.org

Copyright: Copyright will be retained by the Foundation.

Deadline for Applications: February 9, 2018

The AIEF is a funding resource for research and scholarships in the field of records and information management. The primary funding source is derived from concerned individuals and organizations in the profession. The Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit entity. Potential donors are invited to contact the foundation administration for additional information: coordinator@armaedfoundation.org or visit http://armaedfoundation.org for additional information about the organization.

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Reference Librarian, Town of Brookline Library, Brookline, MA

The Town of Brookline Library is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Reference Information Librarian I. This position will perform all reference and reader's advisory related library services, print and electronic. Provide assistance to the Assistant Library Director for Technology in the support and maintenance of library systems and technological infrastructure. Provide professional and direct service work advising and assisting patrons in searching the library catalog and using electronic databases, the internet, and other resources. Understands and operates a variety of library hardware and software (in particular, RFID equipment and Sierra ILS). Troubleshoots computer problems for both staff and patrons; assists with setup and use of audio-visual equipment; contributes to and helps coordinate the library's web and social media presence. Master of Library and Information Science degree, including specific training in library systems and technology; 2-3 years of experience in library operations. Experience working in an RFID library and/or system administration in a Windows environment preferred. Must be available to work some weekends and evenings. Knowledge of ereaders and e-books, social media, and how to troubleshoot various technologies. Excellent customer service and communication skills. Additional language skills are a plus.

Starting salary $26.68 per hour plus generous benefits.

Resume and cover letter by January 30, 2018 to: https://brooklinema.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/1af620abc4cc-e0a6-8407-445621cbda57/apply?source=690040-CS-27260

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Acquisitions Assistant, MIT, Cambridge, MA

Organization Name: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Wage/Salary: $15/hr

Job Description:

The MIT Libraries seek an enterprising, productive, and reliable Acquisitions Assistant to take an active role in the ordering, receipt, physical processing, and payment of printed and other tangible materials.

Tasks will include: sorting and opening mail and packages; journals check-in, claiming, and physical processing; coding and entering invoice data; preparing journal issues for binding; receiving and physical processing of books and other materials; and shelf preparation of circulating materials of various types (e.g., books, journals, DVDs, audiobooks, microfiche, and customized enclosures).

The position is full time (35 hours per week), and the hours are flexible between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm; the position is funded through 6/30/2018, with the possibility of extension.

 

Send applications to kmaxwell@mit.edu

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Call for Papers: ASIS&T Annual Meeting

The 81st Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology
November 9-14, 2018, Vancouver, Canada

BUILDING AN ETHICAL AND SUSTAINABLE INFORMATION FUTURE WITH EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

This meeting will focus the creative and analytical energies of the ASIS&T community on the dramatic near horizon socio-technical shifts expected due to rapid developments in technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data analytics, virtual and augmented reality, and embedded, ubiquitous computing. The opportunities afforded by these technologies are enormous, as are the challenges of ensuring that ethical and human-centered perspectives, including sustainability, privacy, human agency and equity, are incorporated into their design and use.  As interdisciplinary information science and technology researchers and practitioners, with an 80 year tradition of studying and working in this rapidly evolving field, we are uniquely situated to steward and mediate this shift.  ASIS&T 2018 will provide an opportunity to learn from one another and from leading experts in these emerging technologies; to discuss, critique and pose the much-needed questions; and to share perspectives grounded in our own research and practice that intersect with and provide context for current developments.

The ASIS&T Annual Meeting is a premier, peer-reviewed international conference that gathers scholars and practitioners from around the globe to share research, innovations, and insights regarding the role of information and technology in the lives of individuals, organizations and communities.

We invite papers, posters and visual presentations, panel and workshop submissions that focus on the conference theme, as well as work that reflects the broader mandate of ASIS&T, regarding the creation, representation, storage, access, dissemination and use of information, media and records, and the systems, tools, and technologies associated with these processes.  The conference embraces plurality in methods and theories, and encompasses research, development and practice from a broad spectrum of domains, as encapsulated in ASIS&T's many special interest groups (SIGs).

We are pleased to announce that the ASIS&T 2018 Proceedings will be published by John Wiley & Sons and will be indexed and accessible via multiple international venues. Please note that at least one of the authors must register for the conference in order for a paper to be accepted and published in the proceedings.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

The Conftool submission site is available here: ConfTool Submission Site

All submissions for Papers, Panels, Workshops & Visual Presentations must be formatted according to the guidelines provided in the ASIS&T AM template, as this is the required format for inclusion in the Proceedings. The template is available here:

AM18 Proposal Template

Tutorial Proposals must be submitted using this form:

Tutorial Proposal Form

IMPORTANT DATES

Papers, Panels, Workshops & Tutorials

Submission System opens:  January 2, 2018
Submissions due: April 2, 2018
Notifications: May 4, 2018
Final publishable version due: July 15, 2018

Visual Presentations
Submission System opens:  January 2, 2018
Submissions due: May 15, 2018
Notifications: June 15, 2018
Final publishable version due: July 15, 2018

SUBMISSION TYPES

1) Papers:  Papers should discuss, analyze, critique theories and concepts, or report original, unpublished research; all papers must be substantiated by experimentation, simulation, theoretical development, analysis or application in practice. Submissions will be judged on such criteria as quality of content, significance for theory, relevance for practice, method, design, originality, and quality of presentation.

  • Length: The maximum length for a paper, including references, is 10 pages, single-spaced; submissions should be formatted according to the AM18 Proposal Template.
  • Peer Review: Submissions will be refereed in a double-blind review process and should be anonymized.
  • Publication: Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings.

2) Panels: Proposals for panels are invited on topics that explore emerging cutting-edge research and design, analyses of emerging trends, opinions on controversial issues, analyses of tools and techniques, or contrasting viewpoints from experts in complementary areas of research. Panels are not a substitute for a set of contributed papers; they must have a cohesive theme and promote lively discussions. Proposals should include an overview of the issues to be discussed and must also list panelists who have agreed to participate, indicating the qualifications and contributions of each.

  • Length: The maximum length for a panel proposal, including references, is 4 pages, single-spaced; submissions should be formatted according to the AM18 Proposal Template.
  • Peer Review: Panel proposals undergo single-blind review process and should not be anonymized.
  • Publication: Accepted panel proposals will be published in the proceedings.

3) Visual Presentations: Submissions in the form of short papers are invited for visual presentation via poster, demonstration, video, etc. at the meeting. Visual presentations are expected to invite questions and discussion and offer a unique opportunity to present late-breaking results, work in progress, or research that is best communicated in an interactive or graphical format.  Authors are expected to address how the work will be presented at the meeting.

  • Length: Visual presentation proposals should be 2-pages in length, single spaced and including references; submissions should be formatted according to the AM18 Proposal Template.
  • Peer Review: Submissions will be refereed in a double-blind review process and should be anonymized.
  • Publication: Accepted visual presentation proposals will be published in the proceedings.

4) Workshops: Workshops will be held after the conference. The purpose of a workshop is to provide a more informal setting for the exchange of ideas on a focused topic and suggest directions for future work. As such, they offer a good opportunity for researchers and professionals to present and discuss their work among a targeted and interested community. Workshops may be mini-focused research presentations, a series of working events, brainstorming and idea sharing, or even teaching/learning a new skill. For more information on submitting a workshop, see the Workshop Guidelines.

  • Length: The maximum length for a workshop proposal, including references, is 3  pages, single-spaced; submissions should be formatted according to the AM18 Proposal Template.
  • Peer Review: Workshop proposals undergo single-blind review process and should not be anonymized.
  • Publication: Accepted workshop proposals will be published in the proceedings.

5) Tutorials: Tutorials will be held before the conference. Tutorials provide focused learning opportunities that will enable participants to develop a specific skill or competency.

  • Length: The maximum length for a tutorial proposal, including references, is 2 pages plus appendices using the Tutorial Proposal Form.
  • Peer Review: Tutorial proposals undergo single-blind review process and should not be anonymized.

6) Doctoral Colloquium: Keep watching this space for more  information on the Doctoral Colloquium

ANNUAL MEETING PLANNING COMMITTEE

Conference Chair:
Luanne Freund, University of British Columbia, Canada

Paper Co-Chairs:   
Christopher Lueg, University of Tasmania, Australia
Kalpana Shankar, University College Dublin, Ireland

Panel Co-Chairs:
Rajesh Singh, St. John's University, USA
Catherine L. Smith, Kent State University, USA

Poster Co-Chairs:
Julia Hersberger, University of North Carolina Greensboro, USA
Maayan Zhitomirsky-Geffet, Bar Ilan University, Israel

Workshops, Tutorials, local arrangements & logistics:
DeVonne Parks, ASIS&T Director of Meetings & Events
Lydia Middleton, ASIS&T Executive Director

For more information, contact asistam18@asist.org.

More information about the conference can be found at www.asist.org\am18.

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Call for Proposals: e-Science Symposium

The e-Science Symposium Planning Committee invites you to submit a proposal for participation at the 10th Annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian eScience Symposium, to be held on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA.

 

This year's symposium theme "Libraries in Data Science: Past and Future" celebrates the 10th anniversary of the e-Science symposium by looking at how far things have come, and focusing on the future of libraries in data science.

 

We are interested in receiving proposals for presentations, interactive workshops and posters that highlight librarians involved in the four areas listed below. Proposals can focus on the evolution of these topics, current projects, future directions, etc.

Proposals should be tied to one of these four categories:

  1. Data Repositories
  2. Data Visualization
  3. Data Outreach
  4. Data Rescue

 

Breakout Sessions: 60-minute presentation or interactive workshop. Selected presenters will receive an honorarium and all travel expenses paid for by the NN/LM NER. All sessions will be video recorded and featured on the e-Science Symposium website. Because there are a limited number of breakout sessions, all presentation and interactive workshop proposals will be considered for a poster presentation.

The deadline for submitting a Breakout Session abstract is Friday, February 2, 2018.
Proposal decisions will be made by Friday, February 16, 2018.

 

Poster Session: Awards to the Most Informative Poster in Communicating e-Science Librarianship, Poster for Best Example of e-Science in Action, and Best Poster Overall.

The deadline for submitting a Poster Session abstract is Friday, February 2, 2018.
Proposal decisions will be made by Friday, February 16, 2018.

 

Submit or Learn More  → (https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/escience_symposium/proposals.html)

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SEI: Samuel H. Kress Foundation Scholarships

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) are pleased to announce the Samuel H. Kress Foundation Scholarships for the 2018 Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management (SEI).

 

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, has generously agreed to sponsor six scholarships for SEI 2018, which will be held June 5-8, 2018, at the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque. This intensive workshop is designed to serve a wide range of professionals eager to learn about new technologies and update job skills: Museum Professionals, Digital Collection Managers, Archivists, Project Managers, Visual Resources Professionals, Art and Architecture Librarians, Current Graduate Students, and Recent Graduates. It will feature a curriculum addressing the requirements of today's information professional, including hands-on and lecture modules presented by expert instructors. SEI provides new professionals, current library school students and more experienced staff the opportunity to stay current in a rapidly changing field, as well as significant networking opportunities.  

 

The Implementation Team is especially excited about our curriculum this year, so check it out!

 

Details:

  • The six Kress Scholarship recipients will each receive $833 to cover tuition, accommodations, and minor incidentals.
  • Kress Scholarship applications are due by Friday, February 9, 2018.
  • Recipients will be notified no later than Friday, March 9, 2018.
  • Following the workshop, each Kress Scholarship recipient will be asked to write a report detailing how they benefitted from SEI and the scholarship.

 

Instructions:

  • Submit a resume or curriculum vita and a brief essay describing the effect attending SEI would have on your studies or their career.
  • All applications will be evaluated by SEI co-chairs based on the criteria established for the award and any additional directions from the Kress Foundation staff.
  • Submit your application materials via e-mail in a single document (PDF preferred), using the following file naming convention: LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_KRESS2018 to the SEI Co-Chairs, emails listed below. 

 

SEI registration is open from January 16, 2018.

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Renke B. & Pamela M. Thye Curatorial Fellow in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

The Curatorial Fellow researches 18th and 19th century decorative arts from Germany, emphasis on the Busch-Reisinger's holdings of Meissen porcelain under the supervision of Lynette Roth, Daimler Curator of the Busch-Reisinger Museum. In addition to work on collection gallery installations, the Fellow will participate in preparations for the special exhibition "Pink" (Spring 2021) under the supervision of Cassandra Albinson, Margaret S. Winthrop Curator of European Art. The exhibition examines the ubiquity of pink in paintings, textiles, porcelain, and works on paper in the period from 1674 to 1850.

Assists with a broad range of other curatorial activities, including preparation of interpretive materials, cataloguing of the permanent collection in the Art Museums' database, and donor cultivation.

The Curatorial Fellow also helps provide content expertise and support for the Art Museums' Art Study Center by supporting classes and individual appointments six hours a week, participates in a series of art handling workshops, and contributes to a rich offering of public and academic interpretive programs across various platforms. Fellow will be an active member of the Fellows' cohort and contribute to a group project; this final project likely take the form of an exhibition, gallery installation, symposium, or other program. MA in Art History; applicants must be European nationals. Proficiency in German preferred; PhD preferred; curatorial or related experience.

Apply online with letter and curriculum vitae at http://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs, use the acquisition number, number 44598BR.

Upload transcript, and one article-length, English-language writing sample. Ask references to send letters of recommendation to: am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu (please note that the letters of reference will be verified).

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Information Technology Librarian, SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, NY

The James M. Milne Library at the State University of New York College at Oneonta invites applications for the position of Information Technologies Librarian. This twelve-month, tenure-track Senior Assistant Librarian will be one of 13 academic and professional staff members.

The successful candidate will report to the Assistant Director and collaborate with all library staff in supporting their library technology needs. To meet tenure-track requirements, the successful candidate for this entry-level position will perform effectively as a librarian, serve on library and campus committees, make scholarly contributions to the field, and pursue ongoing professional development.

Located in the hills of Central New York, SUNY Oneonta is a mid-size, public, liberal arts and sciences college with a pre-professional focus. The College enrolls approximately 6,000 students in a wide variety of bachelor's degree programs and a number of graduate certificates and degrees. Milne Library contributes to the overall mission of the College by providing resources and services to meet the intellectual and academic needs of students, faculty, and staff.

To learn more about the College or the Library, please visit www.oneonta.edu or www.oneonta.edu/library.

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with diverse populations and/or teaching pedagogies and/or multicultural teaching experience. 

For a complete description of this position go here.

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Director, Galesburg Public Library, IL

Director, Galesburg Public Library (Illinois)
The Galesburg Public Library Board of Trustees seeks a creative and dedicated leader to serve as Director. The library is located in Galesburg, a friendly and diverse college town of nearly 33,000 residents located in northwest central Illinois with convenient access to interstate highways and frequent Amtrak service to Chicago, other Midwestern cities and beyond.
Home to Knox College, the city is known for its welcoming vibe. With charming Victorian homes, tree-lined, brick-paved streets, cultural and recreational opportunities, Galesburg is an ideal place to work, live and play.
Please visit www.johnkeister.com/galesburg for details, inquiries and to apply.
For full consideration, please apply by January 29. We welcome and encourage inquiries.

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CEO/Director, Russell Public Library, Middletown, CT

Middletown, Connecticut
CEO/Director, Russell Public Library
The Russell Library Board of Trustees seeks a creative and dedicated leader to serve as Chief Executive Officer and Director. The library is located in Middletown, a friendly and diverse city of nearly 47,000 residents located in central Connecticut.
Home to Wesleyan University, the city is known for its welcoming vibe. With a thriving downtown, cultural and recreational opportunities, Middletown is an ideal place to work, live and play.
Please visit www.johnkeister.com/middletown for details, inquiries and to apply.
For full consideration, please apply by January 29. We welcome and encourage inquiries. Salary is competitive and negotiable based on experience and qualifications. 

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Director, Frederick County Public Libraries, Frederick, MD

Frederick, Maryland
Director, Frederick County Public Libraries
The Frederick County Public Libraries Board of Trustees seeks a visionary leader to serve as Director. With eight branches and two bookmobiles, the library serves a diverse population of about 250,000 residents.
Located in west-central Maryland near Baltimore and Washington, D.C., the City of Frederick and Frederick County boast a variety of cultural attractions, thriving shopping and dining districts, and recreational opportunities.
Please visit www.johnkeister.com/frederick for details, inquiries and to apply.
For full consideration, please apply by January 29. We welcome and encourage inquiries. Salary is competitive and negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

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Call for Proposals: Code4Lib Journal

The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.

We are now accepting proposals for publication in our 40th issue. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. To be included in the 40th issue, which is scheduled for publication in early May, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at http://journal.code4lib.org/submit-proposal or to journal@code4lib.org by Friday, February 2, 2018. When submitting, please include the title or subject of the proposal in the subject line of the email message.

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

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


C4LJ strives to promote professional communication by minimizing the barriers to publication. While articles should be of a high quality, they need not follow any formal structure. Writers should aim for the middle ground between blog posts and articles in traditional refereed journals. Where appropriate, we encourage authors to submit code samples, algorithms, and pseudo-code. For more information, visit C4LJ's Article Guidelines or browse articles from the first 38 issues published on our website: http://journal.code4lib.org.

Remember, for consideration for the 40th issue, please send proposals, abstracts, or draft articles to journal@code4lib.org no later than Friday, February 2, 2018.

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Intern, Shire, Lexington, MA

Summary:

  • 32-40 hours per week, team is willing to be flexible for a student's schedule
  • Willing to take a graduating student
  • 6 month term, paid internship
  • For more information please contact: Laura Ganio <laura.ganio@randstadusa.com>

The R&D Scientific Documentation group is offering a 6 month internship to a detailed oriented graduate student to assist the consolidation and management of study records (Good Laboratory Practices and Good Clinical Practices) to a third party archive vendor. Efforts will focus on chain of custody (provenance) documentation, inventory management data entry, record retention scheduling and dispositions, as well as research in inventory management system to support regulatory filings.

Daily activities should include:

  • Interacting with third vendors (Contract Research Organizations (CRO)) to confirm study information
  • Guide the detailing of record disposition centralize archive or discard
  • Locating and index study information for NCD requests and submission
  • Supporting the logistics to centralize off site material to Shire preferred vendors
  • Data entry in the Preclinical Information Management system (PIMS) to: updating and clean up for legacy study information and archive location, updating vendor relationships and information

Required Skills:

  • Attention to detail and ability to take responsibility for a high volume of multiple tasks is required.
  • Ability to manage competing and reprioritizing task
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Customer service experience, is a plus
  • Experience with SharePoint and Office 365 is preferred
  • Experience with Oracle and financial systems is preferred
  • Documentation, archive or laboratory science experience is a plus
  • Enrolled in a master's degree program for archiving or regulatory management, preferred

Technical Skills:

  • MS Office suite or Office365 (SharePoint, Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) specifically advanced Excel skills
  • Work with off-site storage providers (EPL archives or Biostorage)
  • Information literacy, key word searching, and data mining

Other Requirements:

  • Lifting (15-30 lbs.) may be required: shelving materials involves reaching and bending and occasionally utilizing step stool or short ladder for higher shelves.

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Library Clerk, Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA

PH: (413) 775-1313

FAX: (413) 775-1338

Email: humanresources@gcc.mass.edu

Website: http://www.gcc.mass.edu

Posting #Unclassified 18-01 

POSITION: Evening Library Desk Clerk - Part-time, non-benefited position (Mon-Th: 3:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.)
 
PAY RATE: $15.00 per hour; 18 hours per week through June 2, 2018
   
START DATE: February 2018
   
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:The Nahman-Watson Library at Greenfield Community College seeks an engaged and service-oriented individual who enjoys working with students and collaborating with others on varied projects. This part-time position involves providing customer of service for the library including resolving student technology issues as well as providing circulation and basic reference functions.  
   
THE COLLEGE:Greenfield Community College is located in the beautiful and historic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, between the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and the fertile farmland of the Connecticut River watershed. GCC is a public community college serving over 4,800 people annually in credit courses and credit-free workshops. Known for the caring and supportive attitude of the faculty and staff, and for the broad support it enjoys from the surrounding community, the college is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition to a strong Liberal Arts focus, the College offers a wide variety of innovative and successful programs including Gender and Women's Studies, Fine Arts, Nursing, Renewable Energy, and Outdoor Leadership, as well as varied learning environments, from traditional classrooms, to distance learning, peer tutoring, one-on-one faculty-student advising, workforce development, and learning communities that cater to specific needs and interests. Close to fifty percent of Greenfield Community College students transfer to four-year colleges, and it is Smith College's largest source of community college transfer students. Much of the College has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation that incorporates universal design principles to meet the needs of all our students. Greenfield Community College actively encourages and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development.
   
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
  • Staff the library desk and interact with patrons in a friendly and professional manner
  • Provide circulation, reserves, and basic information services.
  • Assist students with technical issues, including occasional in-depth consultations.
  • Log all technical interactions for record keeping.
  • Troubleshoot problems with library technology, including printers.
  • Assist in the development of instructional materials and library publications.
  • Assist library staff with special projects.
  • Help keep the library clean, organized and stocked with supplies.
  • Close and secure the library per established procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.
   
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Associate's degree (A.A. or A.S.) from an accredited institution.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Windows, Mac OS and Learning Management System (Moodle) and other current technologies.
  • Experience with computer hardware, including printers and scanners.
  • Ability to interact with students, faculty and staff in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Ability to work independently and with others in a collaborative environment.
  • Previous experience in customer service.
   
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Previous library work experience.
  • Experience in a community college setting.
  • Experience with Evergreen ILS.
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and basic web design.
  • Experience in desktop publishing.
   
EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT:Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.
   
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:This position runs only through June 2, 2018. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 3:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
   
TO APPLY:In order to be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a Greenfield Community College account at https://gcc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=93338. You will be able to upload the following required documents for consideration:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for 3 professional references
 When preparing your cover letter and resume, please refer to the minimum and preferred qualifications and, if applicable, include an equivalency statement. Successful completion of a CORI/SORI check may be required.Applications accepted up to and including January 26, 2018. Applications received after the January 26, 2018 deadline MAY be considered until the position is filled. 
***Greenfield Community College is proud to value diversity in our community of faculty, staff and students and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. ***

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Information Science Specialist, Weather Analytics, Dover, NH

Summary:

The Information Science Specialist will broaden our knowledge of target markets, clients, prospects and competitors - in support of customer services, strategic planning and business development. This entry-level role will provide wide-ranging experiences. The successful candidate will apply research, analysis, organization and task-management skills in a fast-paced, dynamic, and collegial setting.

Candidates should welcome an environment where everyone pitches in to help, ensure fact-based decision-making and operational excellence, and have a proven record of taking initiative.  That flexibility can mean presenting in board-room settings on occasion -- traveling to New York, DC, Los Angeles, Miami, or Minneapolis - and the next week ordering pasta & pastries for open-house parties, or pricing hotel options for traveling colleagues.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Research business opportunities in collaboration with our CEO and other business developers, while learning enough about Weather Analytics to help assess risks and potential rewards if pursued
  • Qualifying and helping organize information about prospective clients, in both the federal and insurance sectors
  • Researching and helping draft proposals to fund scientific and product innovation, in close collaboration with clients and our science and engineering teams
  • Translating eye-glazing (to some!) scientific nomenclature into cogent, actionable information
  • Occasional, sometimes short-notice travel to visit clients, prospective customers and business partners
  • The exciting/dreaded "other duties as assigned"

Required Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of relevant work experience
  • Degree in Information or Library Science; graduate-level preferred
  • Mastery level of writing
  • Strong interest in business, science & technology
  • Love of the new, the innovative, and the challenging
  • Sense of humor, personality, and enthusiasm!

Skills and Competencies:

  • Excellence in editing
  • Superb attention to detail
  • Positive, resilient attitude and bias toward action
  • Fact-based decision making
  • Composure under pressure
  • Flexible and versatile mentality

Compensation Package:

  • Weather Analytics offers a competitive compensation package, including benefits and a 401K.

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Teen Librarian, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT

SALARY:  $63,694 -$82,361 

OPENING DATE:  January 10, 2018                     

CLOSING DATE:  January 26, 2018

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:           

Nature of Work:  Under the direction of Adult Services Librarian, plan, implement and evaluate a Teen Library program for the Fairfield Community.

 

Examples of duties:   

  • Major function includes working on the teen desk, or other reference desk as needed-anticipated to be 25 hours per week; offering direct service to teens and pre-teens.  Develop and maintain the teen and pre-teen collection and assist with administration of the teen room.  Establish a good rapport with teens and pre-teens and encourage use of the library.
  • Direct reference service includes answering requests for information from teens and their parents or guardians, both in person and on the telephone, assisting teens with the use of the library, including operation of computers and other technology.  Assist patrons with recreational and summer reading selections and homework inquiries.  Based on specific knowledge of the Library's collection and the needs of the public, make recommendations regarding changes to the collection, with procedures and in services offered.
  • Be aware of the goals of teen services and assist with their formulation and implementation.
  • Collection maintenance and development includes utilizing the prescribed budget to maintain a teen collection through the selection and ordering of new material, supervising the processing, and the weeding of outdated materials.  Participates in relevant staff meetings, workshops and training sessions.
  • Direct supervisory responsibilities will include overseeing of pages and part-time teen staff at both main and branch libraries.
  • Programming assistance is given by planning, publicizing, conducting and evaluating teen and pre-teen programs and special events.  Programming also includes leading library class visits or group visits, tours of the library, visiting schools to promote library use and working with teens to setup a teen advisory group.
  • Use of library is encouraged through community contacts, the preparation of bibliographies, and various displays within the library.  Collaboration with the high schools and middle schools is essential and will include, but not limited to, establishing summer reading lists and other booklists and programming.

 

Required knowledge,

Skills and abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of bibliographic tools and materials for teens and pre-teens; library technology such as on-line searching, internet and databases relative to teens.  Strong knowledge of teen literature, culture and latest teen trends.
  • Must have a working knowledge of Young Adult library principles and practices.
  • Ability to work with teens and pre-teens diverse teen population and effectively provide customer service to a large number of teens simultaneously.
  • Requires a friendly and outgoing personality with ability to convey a fun and challenging atmosphere and to comprehend a patron's information needs as well as skill at reader's advisory for teens.
  • Maintain a website and social media presence; Proficiency using Microsoft Office software.

 

Physical Demands and Working Environment: 

Work requires bending, standing, stooping, lifting and reaching high bookshelves for long periods; may require pushing or pulling filled library carts; regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

 

Minimum

Qualifications:

This position requires an MLS from an American Library Association accredited university along with one (1) year experience working in a library.

  • Familiarity with on-line circulation systems and online searching is required.
  • Possession of valid driver's license when operating a motor vehicle is necessary to the satisfactory performance of assigned duties.

 

All interested candidates should submit a completed application, along with a cover letter and resume by January 26, 2018 to:

Town of Fairfield

Human Resources Department

Sullivan Independence Hall

725 Old Post Road

Fairfield, CT 06824

(203) 256-3057

hr@fairfieldct.org

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Multiple Positions, Information and Technical Services, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Information and Technical Services Library Assistant

As a member of the Metadata Creation Section, the incumbent provides timely access to Harvard Library collections by performing a variety of copy cataloging tasks for monographs in multiple languages and formats.
 
Priorities will be set to maximize contributions to the overall goals of the Information and Technical Services Department of the Harvard Library. Due to the varied nature and volume of the work in ITS, all ITS staff may be called upon to contribute to work in any unit or team of the ITS department, as organizational needs warrant.

 

Review the complete position description, and apply here.

 

Information and Technical Services Acquisitions Library Assistant

As a member of the Acquisitions section and under the supervision of the Manager for Monograph Acquisitions and Copy Cataloging 3, the incumbent helps various Acquisitions units by providing timely access to Harvard Library collections by performing a variety of acquisitions and copy cataloging duties for monographs and serials in multiple languages and formats.
 
Priorities will be set to maximize contributions to the overall goals of the Information and Technical Services Department of the Harvard Library. Staff may be called upon to apply their skills and/or receive additional training in order to contribute to work in other ITS units or teams as occasional, short-term needs occur.

 

Review the complete position description, and apply here.

 

Serials Acquisitions and Management Library Assistant

This position is part of the Serials Acquisitions and Management group, a unit handling ordering, receiving, claiming, invoice processing, and onsite print serials management tasks for several libraries within the Harvard Library system. All members of this group are expected to participate fully in collaborative efforts toward building efficient workflows and problem solving.
 
Under the supervision of the Manager of Serials Acquisitions and Management, the incumbent provides timely access to Harvard Library collections by handling receipt, payment, claiming, physical processing, and onsite print serials management tasks for several libraries within the Harvard Library system. 
 
Priorities will be set to maximize contributions to the overall goals of the Information and Technical Services Department of the Harvard Library. Due to the varied nature and volume of the work in ITS, all ITS staff may be called upon to contribute to work in any unit or team of the ITS department, as organizational needs warrant.

 

Review the complete position description, and apply here.

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Faculty, School of Information, San José State University, San José, CA

SJSU Information School Announces Assistant Professor Open Position

The School of Information at San José State University is recruiting for a tenure track assistant professor in the area of Organizational Management and Behavior in Information Professions.

Applicants should have:

  • Experience in teaching 100% online courses in:
    • Challenges and critical success factors of information service development.
    • Strategic long term management and daily challenges involved in leading and supporting physical and digital library initiatives.
    • Effective mediation between the users of information and the resources and information systems in specific organizational contexts.
    • Best practices in library and information service strategic planning.
    • Performance measures that contribute to the effective development of library and information services.
       
  • Research interests in at least one of the following:
    • Advocacy and advocacy metrics in the information professions.
    • Decision making in the information professions.
    • Management of globally distributed teams of information professionals who work in globally distributed online environments -both profit and nonprofit.

An earned doctorate must be completed by the time of application.

Applications close on February 14th 2018 Download/Read full job description and how to apply.

For more information, see this link.

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Processing Assistant, Baker Library, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

Processing Assistant (Processing Temp/LHT)

Baker Library Special Collections, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School

(Part-time; no benefits)

Description: Baker Library Special Collections seeks a responsible and detail-oriented Processing Assistant to provide general support for the processing and preservation of analog and born-digital archival and manuscript materials at Baker Library. Duties include creating inventories, refoldering and rehousing materials, creating disk images of born-digital materials on physical media, capturing web content via Archive-It, and assisting in the preparation of collections for public access.

 

Qualifications:

Required: BA/BS or equivalent. Demonstrated proficiency with computer applications and strong attention to detail essential, including legible handwriting. Excellent communications skills and ability to be collaborative and work under supervision and independently. Basic knowledge of nationally-accepted standards and best practices for archival processing and description. Familiarity with accepted conservation and preservation methods applied to archival and manuscript collections and sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections. Must be able to regularly lift 40 lbs.

 

Preferred: Current enrollment in a library science program from an ALA-accredited academic program. Demonstrated experience with library information systems and familiarity with creating finding aids using Encoded Archival Description (EAD). Familiarity with born-digital materials and web archiving a plus.


Schedule: 15 hours per week. Flexible, but must be Monday through Friday between 9am and 5pm.

Salary: $18 per hour.


To apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to Mary Samouelian at msamouelian@hbs.edu at Baker Library Special Collections, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA 02163.  No phone calls please.

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Resident Librarian, American University, Washington, DC

American University Library invites early-career librarians to apply for its Residency Librarian Program. The Resident Librarian position is a fixed-term three academic year faculty appointment and is designed to provide an immersion into academic librarianship and an opportunity to explore areas of interest. Funding will be provided to support professional engagement at the national level. Through the experience and mentoring acquired by participating in the Residency Librarian Program, individuals will be able to demonstrate skills at the professional level, will be able to develop a professional network, and will be prepared for future career opportunities. 

The Residency Librarian Program is part of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance. American University Library is one of the four founding institutions that established the Diversity Alliance member universities. The Residency Program Librarian will join another Residency Program Librarian already in place at American University Library. The purpose of the resident program is to bring diverse entry-level librarian into the profession, to engage them in professional experience and service at American University, to provide mentorship in librarianship and in building their research and professional service agenda, and ultimately, to prepare them for a career in academic librarianship.

Responsibilities: Provide research and reference assistance services to a diverse user population at a busy research assistance desk, over the Web, and through teaching of information literacy classes. Work with colleagues in the Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL) Division to support the College Writing Program. Offer other information research and teaching. Integrate new technologies into the instruction process, and contribute to collection development and collection assessment. Prepare LibGuides, online tutorials, and other relevant reference tools and in support of the university community. Actively participate in faculty governance and service to the profession. Over the course of the academic year, some evening and weekend hours will be required.

The Resident Librarian will be a member of the Research, Teaching and Learning (RTL) Division and report to the AU Library Residency Program Coordinator.

QUALIFICATIONS

Requirements: Candidate must be a recent ALA-accredited M.L.S. graduate (graduated since January 2016). General knowledge of print and digital resources, for example, through coursework, pre-professional or professional experience or coursework related to teaching and library outreach is an asset. Candidate must be able to work independently; to demonstrate a commitment to diversity in the workplace, for example, through coursework, pre-professional and professional experience. Ability to work in a team environment is required and candidate must be able to demonstrate interest in professional development and service.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To apply, submit a letter of application, resume, and the contact information (name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number) of three references through Interfolio.

Review of application will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Position is available June 1, 2018 and ends July 31, 2021.

The American University Library, www.american.edu/library, serves the AU Community through a collection of over 1,300,000 volumes, 52,000 media and 25,000 sound recordings.  Notable collections include a branch music library, a strong visual media collection, special collections across campus including those with Language, Career, and Visual Arts resources. AU Library has affiliate collections at the Washington College of Law and a partnership with the Wesley Theological Seminary.  The AU Library collection totals over 125,000 journal subscriptions win all subjects.  Personnel include 22 library faculty, 75 full-time staff and other professionals, and about 140 student assistants. The Library's budget is nearly $15 million. The American University Library is an active member of the Washington Research Library Consortium, and it holds membership in LOCKSS, SPARC, NISO, the Patriot League Libraries Group and the University Libraries Group.

The American University, an R-2 university, chartered by an act of Congress in 1891, offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, many with international focus, to over 12,000 students.  Its proximity to centers of technology, politics, justice, world affairs, communication, science, business, and the arts in the Washington, D.C. area enhances the learning environment.

For further information about American University, please see www.american.edu, and learn about the University Library at www.american.edu/library.

Additional questions can be addressed to:
        Michele Mikkelsen, Director, Administrative Services
        American University Library
        4400 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
        Washington, D.C.  20016-8046
        mmikkel@american.edu

*The Diversity Alliance began as a collaborative effort among American University, University of Iowa, West Virginia University, and Virginia Tech committed to mentoring under-represented populations and establishing a networked cohort of early career librarians. The overarching goal is to provide a broad range of experiences working in an academic environment with exposure to research and scholarship.  

The Alliance is a collaborative effort based on core principles:

  • Each Library will sponsor its own two to three-year residency program.
  • A commitment to creating employment opportunities for underrepresented groups in research libraries.
  • Target early-career librarians (or librarians new to research libraries).
  • Build community among the cohort of resident librarians by providing opportunities for the individuals to network.
  • The residency programs will provide for a rich and broad experience including a research component (writing is an important part of the experience), a leadership component (exposure to leadership possibilities), professional development (service experience), and exposure to the broader academy.
  • A Diversity Alliance Steering Team comprised of point persons from each library is responsible for ensuring outcomes are met as well as supervising the residents at their institutions.

http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/diversityalliance

Apply here.

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Library Assistant, Judaica Division, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

Harvard College Library's Judaica Division is currently looking for a Temporary Library Assistant (Western European Languages). Appointment dates are January 2018-June 2018. This is a less than half time appointment, working less than 17.5 hours per week. 

Please share this opportunity with anyone you think may be interested. Candidates need not be affiliated with Harvard.

Position Description

Supervised by the Lee M. Friedman Judaica Technical Services Librarian, the Library Assistant assists in a variety of activities to help prepare Judaica Division data for migration to a new online system in July 2018.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Updates bibliographic, holding, and item records and may assist in the processing of invoices. Performs related duties as required.

Basic Qualifications

Reading knowledge of Spanish, French, or German. Familiarity with other Western European languages highly desirable. Facility in learning new computer programs. Ability to work independently, with good judgment as to when to consult a supervisor.

 

EEO Statement:

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

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

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Data Services & Management Subject Specialist, Priddy Library, Rockville, MD

The Priddy Library is seeking an innovative and enthusiastic information professional to serve as the Data Services & Management Subject Specialist Librarian at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG). The successful candidate will lead the development and provision of the Data Management and Visualization Lab at the Priddy Library. For a full description of the position and to apply, please visit: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/56906.
USG is a regional higher education center of the University System of Maryland (USM) located in Rockville, Maryland. USG is an innovative partnership of nine public universities providing access to more than 80 high-demand undergraduate and graduate degrees specifically selected to respond to the workforce needs of the county and region.

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Circulation Manager, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Boston, MA

The Part-Time Circulation Manager provides and oversees circulation services for library users 20 hours per week and works in coordination with the Public Services Librarian. The Part-Time Circulation Manager supervises student workers, assists with circulation tasks, answers reference questions, processes course reserves, and resolves overdue materials/fine issues with students. On occasion the person in this position may be needed to fill in for other shifts during the absence of various staff. This is a year-round position.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works closely with the Public Services Librarian to ensure coordination on all aspects of circulation services and projects.
  • Completes accessioning of newly acquired materials.
  • Processes course reserves on a timely basis.
  • Answers in-person and telephone reference questions.
  • Supervises and delegates projects to student workers and ensures desk coverage as scheduled. Monitors substitute worker list.
  • Assists patrons with sound equipment, computer, and printer/copier usage as appropriate.
  • Resolves fines and overdue material issues.
  • Assists in the training of new student workers, including bindery work training.
  • Provides assistance with ILL delivery courier service.
  • Organizes and retrieves materials in off-site storage.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

 

Required Skills

  • Strong customer service orientation, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Supervisory skills and demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

Required Experience

  • Undergraduate degree in music.
  • Working knowledge of library principles and procedures.

Preferred Experience

  • Experience working in an academic library.
  • Experience working in the public services area of libraries.
  • Knowledge of dance and theater arts.
  • Reading knowledge of one or more European languages.

Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials: 

  • Cover letter that addresses the applicant's capabilities and experiences.
  • A resume or CV.
 
Apply online here.

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

Public Services Assistant

Baker Library Special Collections

15 hours per week

Available immediately

Salary $15.00/hour

Specific Duties:

Excellent opportunity to assist with and learn more about the daily public services operations and general support of a special collections department. Locates, retrieves and re-shelves collection materials from secure stacks. Processes collection duplication requests. Supports public services team projects. Performs routine clerical duties and other duties as assigned.

May occasionally staff the reading room reference desk for short periods of time. May assist with collection-based projects, including basic re-housing and inventorying projects and basic collection cataloging work, on a limited basis. 

Available immediately, this is a 15 hour per week, year-round position. Hours must be completed between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Preference will be given to undergraduate and graduate students who can work on Mondays and Thursdays.

 

Requirements:

Basic Requirements:
Library experience and/or customer service experience.

Additional Requirements:
BA/BS. Excellent communication and organizational skills. Strong attention to detail. Ability to multi-task and to complete tasks in a timely manner. Sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections materials.

 

Overview:

Baker Library Special Collections collects rare and unique materials that focus on the evolution of business and industry. The collections span eight centuries beginning in the late 1300s to the present day and include corporate archives, manuscripts, account ledgers, rare books, broadsides, photographs, films, electronic records, and company annual reports. The extensive holdings of the Harvard Business School Archives include the records of the School from its founding in 1908 to the present day. These rich and varied collections support research in a remarkably diverse range of fields such as business, economic, social and cultural history as well as the history of science and technology. 

 

Baker Library Special Collections provides access to these materials in the de Gaspé Beaubien Reading Room in Baker Library | Bloomberg Center.

 

Send letter of interest and resume to:

Melissa Murphy

Baker Library Special Collections

Baker Library | Bloomberg Center

Harvard Business School

Soldiers Field

Boston, MA 02163

mmurphy@hbs.edu

 

No phone calls please

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Graduate Administrative Assistant, Public Health and Sociology, Simmons College, Boston, MA

The Departments of Public Health and Sociology are seeking a graduate administrative assistant to start work immediately.
 
The graduate assistant will work 20 hours per week at $13 per hour and will assist the faculty members of both departments with any and all administrative duties that may arise (e.g. answering phones and emails, clerical support, etc.). The assistant may be asked to complete special tasks and/or projects as needed. 
 
This appointment is until May 7, 2018 with potential for a continuing appointment contingent upon performance as a graduate assistant and in their academic program. Students must be enrolled in at least two courses and must maintain a grade of "B" or better in each course to be eligible.
 
Required Skills:
  • Ability to work independentlly
  • Can maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of MS office
  • Ability to remain professional in an office environment and when working with faculty, staff, and other students
 
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
  • Project management, communications, and program support
  • Administrative duties as assigned
  • Supervise undergraduate work-study students
 
Please submit a resume and cover letter to Val Leiter, Chair, Department of Sociology, at valerie.leiter@simmons.edu. Please address the subject of your email with your name and the position you are applying for.

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Intern, Dangremond Museum Studies, Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT

The Dangremond Museum Studies Internship at the Connecticut Historical Society is an opportunity for students to gain exposure to and experience the many functions and daily operation of a history museum, library, and research center. The term of the internship is June-August, 2018, but the exact dates will vary depending on student availability and supervisor needs. Interns must complete 250 hours on task (generally 30 hours/week [including unpaid lunch hour] x 10 weeks) and are eligible for a $500 stipend. Applications are due March 9, 2018. For more information and required application materials, please visit chs.org/job-internship.

SALARY RANGE: $500 Stipend

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Substitute Teen Librarian, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

The Watertown Free Public Library is looking for teen services librarians. Our busy mid-sized library serves a diverse population of people with a broad catalog of needs. In one day visitors might ask for directions to a local concert, help requesting books for a term paper, recommendations for the teen who is a reluctant reader, computer troubleshooting, lessons on downloading ebooks, where they can 3D print, and how to get to the restroom. We embrace proven library practices in all of our services, programs, and collection development, while continually striving to enhance the library experience for the tech-savvy, 21st century patron.

Successful candidates who wish to work in the teen department should have experience working with teens, (not necessarily in libraries), and must also:

  • Enjoy working with exuberant youth and their parents
  • Embrace boisterous teens and their energy while having tactics on how to effectively work with them and meet them where they are developmentally and socially
  • Have familiarity with Young Adult literature


Substitute librarians at the Watertown Free Public Library are part of a substitute pool and are called on to cover shifts when staff are on vacation or out sick. We also occasionally have special projects that substitutes will help complete. We need people who have availability for a variety of shift openings, but most frequently our shift needs are evenings and weekends. In general we are able to give a minimum of a two week notice for all coverage needs to help you plan (and more typically we plan 2-3 months in advance), but will also look for short term help in emergencies.  Ideal candidates are willing to work a minimum of two shifts a month which is roughly 6-8 hours. This is a great opportunity for library school students looking for experience and seasoned professionals looking for some extra pocket money.

 

This position is for you if:

  • You have an MLS or are enrolled in an MLS program and have taken a reference course.
  • You are independent. You take responsibility for your professional development and hold yourself accountable.
  • You are curious and thoroughly informed. You ask questions and remember the answers. You use all of the information you have to make good decisions. You have a breadth of knowledge that is useful in librarianship.
  • You aren't afraid of failure, but won't make the same mistake twice.
  • You like technology. You use technology in your personal life and you're excited to play with new devices and learn new software. You know how to explain technology to other people in a way that they understand. You can troubleshoot problems as a first course of action before issues escalate.
  • You want to gain valuable experience in a busy public library that prides itself in providing excellent patron services and progressive development.
  • You believe in the mission of libraries. You want a job in public service.
  • To be considered for this role you have to be a librarian with an MLS or currently enrolled in a program and completed a reference course. Those interested in teen services should also have taken a young adult literature class. Strong customer service experience, whether it be in a library, bookstore, or restaurant, is a plus.
  • We welcome new graduates and seasoned librarians; it's not necessary that you've worked in a public library before as long as you believe in and want to be a part of the important work that public libraries do.

This is part time, at will position and does not include benefits. The hourly rate is $21.72 per hour.

Please email cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Caitlin Browne, Assistant Director at cbrowne@watertown-ma.gov. 

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International Conference on Social Media & Society, Copenhagen, Denmark

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND SOCIETY, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK (JULY 18-20, 2018)
THEME: Networked Influence and Virality - REVISITED

IMPORTANT DATES
Full & WIP Papers Due: Jan. 29, 2018
Panels, Workshops, & Posters Due: Mar. 19, 2018

PUBLISHING OPPORTUNITIES
Full and WIP (short) papers presented at the Conference will be published in
the conference proceedings by ACM International Conference Proceeding Series
(ICPS) and will be available in the ACM Digital Library. All conference
presenters will be invited to submit their work as a full paper to the
special issue of the Social Media + Society journal (published by SAGE).


SUBMISSION DETAILS: http://socialmediaandsociety.org/submit/


ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
Join us on July 18-20, 2018 for the 9th annual International Conference on Social Media and Society (#SMSociety). The conference is an interdisciplinary gathering of social media researchers, practitioners, and analysts from around the world. The 2018 conference is hosted by the Centre for Business Data Analytics at the Copenhagen Business School.

In 2012, in the wake of Occupy and the Arab Spring, the #SMSociety community explored networked influence and virality, and saw social media and viral events as a democratizing force. Fast forward five years and we find ourselves in quite a different, some would argue, darker social media landscape where those same democratizing forces are now being exploited in ways we could not foresee. With the rapid change on social media platforms and their affordances, the heightened emphasis on mobile and visual communication, the rise of bots, and the increased participation of state actors, we believe it is time to revisit the ideas of Networked Influence and Virality once more!


Powered by networked influence and made possible by privately owned social media platforms, we are said to be in a sharing economy. We are now owning less and sharing more, giving and receiving crowdsourced content, adapting, innovating, remaking, and re-sharing original and remixed materials. New attitudes, practices, and legal precedents about ownership, rights, and information evaluation are emerging with the growing use of social media. The joys of sharing and connecting through social media-as amateur music videos inspire responses and the sharing of cute animal videos brings joy to millions-are tempered with concerns about the manipulation and exploitation of social media platforms. Hateful, anti-social speech, coordinated misinformation campaigns (i.e. "fake news") and "false flag" operation by actors unknown now dominate the news cycle and compete for an opportunity to "go viral."

Considering the rapid changes in social media environments, use, and users, the conference organizers invite scholarly and original submissions that relate to the 2018 theme of "Networked Influence and Virality." We welcome both quantitative and qualitative work which crosses interdisciplinary boundaries and expands our understanding of the current and future trends in social media research, especially those that explore some of the questions and issues raised below:

  • How do ideas spread online? What are the outcomes of the viral spread of news, memes, content, and creative production?
  • Who are the new influencers and power players in the information landscape of social media?
  • How important are bots in this landscape? How do bots act as social actors? In what ways are they transforming social media?
  • Algorithmic filtering is now the norm on all major social media platforms; how has their implementation changed the user experience?
  • What are the impacts of misinformation and propaganda on elections, commerce, and the attention economy?
  • Is faster, frictionless communication still an ideal to strive for or have we gone too far? Do we need to reintroduce some frictions back to social media platforms?
  • How do corporate interests, activities, sales, and profit motivations drive or otherwise affect sharing practices?
  • What are the characteristics of contemporary social media practices that drive the need for new laws, sharing conventions, censorship, rights to be heard and to be forgotten?
  • Do social media users understand, or are they even aware of, the ethical considerations related to sharing, and re-mixing content on social media?
  • How do users evaluate information received through social media?
  • How does viral culture affect policy, power dynamics, corporations, activists, and personal interests?
  • What new methodologies, tools, and frameworks can researchers bring to bear in studying the flow of information on social media?
  • How do sharing, memes, and viral events contribute to theory-building about our society?


From its inception, the International Conference on Social Media & Society Conference (#SMSociety) has focused on the best practices for studying the impact and implications of social media on society. Our invited academic and industry keynotes have highlighted the shifting questions and concerns for the social media research community. From introducing media multiplexity and networked individualism with Caroline Haythornthwaite and Barry Wellman in 2010 and 2011, to measuring influence with Gilad Lotan and Sharad Goel in 2012 and 2013, to defining social media research as a field with Keith Hampton in 2014, to identifying our commitments as social media researchers in policy making with Bill Dutton in 2015, to exploring the future of social media technologies with John Weigelt in 2015, to highlighting the challenges of social media data mining in the context of big data with Susan Halford and Helen Kennedy in 2016; and more recently discussing the dark side of social media with Lee Rainie and Ron Deibert in 2017.


Organized by the Social Media Lab <http://socialmedialab.ca/> at Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University, the conference provides participants with opportunities to exchange ideas, present original research, learn about recent and ongoing studies, and network with peers. The conference's intensive three-day program features workshops, full papers, work-in-progress papers, panels, and posters. The wide-ranging topics in social media showcase research from scholars working in many fields including Communication, Computer Science, Education, Journalism, Information Science, Management, Political Science, Sociology, Social Work, etc. <http://socialmediaandsociety.org/submit/>

TOPICS OF INTEREST

  • Social Media Impact on Society
  • Political Mobilization & Engagement
  • Extremism & Terrorism
  • Politics of Hate and Oppression
  • Social Media & Health
  • Social Media & the News
  • Social Media & Business (Marketing, PR, HR, Risk Management, etc.)
  • Social Media & Academia (Alternative Metrics, Learning Analytics, etc.)
  • Social Media & Public Administration
  • Online/Offline Communities
  • Trust & Credibility in Social Media
  • Online Community Detection
  • Influential User Detection
  • Identity
  • Theories & Methods
  • Qualitative & Quantitative Approaches
  • Opinion Mining & Sentiment Analysis
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Theoretical Models for Studying, Analysing and Understanding Social Media
  • Social Media & Small Data
  • Case Studies of Online Communities Formed on Social Media
  • Case Studies of Offline Communities that Rely on Social Media
  • Sampling Issues
  • Value of Small Data
  • Social Media & Big Data
  • Social Media Data Mining
  • Social Media Analytics
  • Visualization of Social Media Data
  • Scalability Issues & Social Media Data
  • Ethics of Big Data/Algorithms
  • Social Media & Mobile
  • App-ification of Society
  • Privacy & Security Issues in the Mobile World
  • Apps for the Social Good
  • Networking Apps

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Substitute Adult Services Librarian, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

The Watertown Free Public Library is looking for substitute adult services librarians. Our busy mid-sized library serves a diverse population of people with a broad catalog of needs. In one day visitors might ask for the telephone number of the CEO of a national company, directions to a local concert, help requesting scholarly books for a term paper, computer troubleshooting, how to learn English at the library, lessons on downloading ebooks, where they can 3D print, and how to get to the restroom. We embrace proven library practices in all of our services, programs, and collection development, while continually striving to enhance the library experience for the tech-savvy, 21st century patron. 

Substitute librarians at the Watertown Free Public Library are part of a substitute pool and are called on to cover shifts when staff are on vacation or out sick. We also occasionally have special projects that substitutes will help complete. We need people who have availability for a variety of shift openings, but most frequently our shift needs are evenings and weekends. In general we are able to give a minimum of a two week notice for all coverage needs to help you plan (and more typically we plan 2-3 months in advance), but will also look for short term help in emergencies. Ideal candidates are willing to work a minimum of two shifts a month which is roughly 6-8 hours. This is a great opportunity for library school students looking for experience and seasoned professionals looking for some extra pocket money.

 

This position is for you if:

  • You have an MLS or are enrolled in an MLS program and have taken a reference course.
  • You are independent. You take responsibility for your professional development and hold yourself accountable.
  • You are curious and thoroughly informed. You ask questions and remember the answers. You use all of the information you have to make good decisions. You have a breadth of knowledge that is useful in librarianship.
  • You aren't afraid of failure, but won't make the same mistake twice.
  • You like technology. You use technology in your personal life and you're excited to play with new devices and learn new software. You know how to explain technology to other people in a way that they understand. You can troubleshoot problems as a first course of action before issues escalate.
  • You want to gain valuable experience in a busy public library that prides itself in providing excellent patron services and progressive development.
  • You believe in the mission of libraries. You want a job in public service.

 

To be considered for this role you have to be a librarian with an MLS or currently enrolled in a program and completed a reference course. Strong customer service experience, whether it be in a library, bookstore, or restaurant, is a plus.

We welcome new graduates and seasoned librarians; it's not necessary that you've worked in a public library before as long as you believe in and want to be a part of the important work that public libraries do. 

This is part time, at will position and does not include benefits. The hourly rate is $21.72 per hour.

Please email cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Caitlin Browne, Assistant Director at cbrowne@watertown-ma.gov.

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Five Dean's Fellowships for Fall 2018, Simmons College, Boston, MA

We are excited to announce our fellowship opportunities for the Fall 2018 semester! Five fellowships will be available for on-campus students starting in September. Current students are eligible to apply if you will have completed no more than three courses by the start of the fellowship. Please consult the descriptions of the fellowships that interest you to determine if you meet the criteria. 
Fall 2018 Fellowships: 
Dean's Fellow for Events & International Program Coordination
Dean's Fellow for Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives
Dean's Fellow for Information Technology Support
Dean's Fellow for Social Media and Communications
Dean's Fellow for Media Support
 
Dean's Fellowships consist of a tuition scholarship and a paid assistantship. Fellows are expected to work 20 hrs/wk and each fellowship is a one-year (three semester) appointment, with the strong possibility of renewal for a second year. Renewal is based on satisfactory performance in the fellowship and the master's degree program. Please note: Applicants cannot receive both a merit scholarship and a fellowship. If you receive both, you will be required to select one.
 
To apply, please visit our website for the complete fellowship descriptions, and submit a cover letter and resume to slisadm@simmons.edu by February 15, 2018. If you choose to apply to more than one fellowship, a separate cover letter is required for each position.

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Collections & Technology Manager, Jefferson-Madison Regional Library, Charlottesville, VA

General Summary

(Position deadline changed from 12/29/17 to Open Until Filled.)
The starting salary range is $58,656 to $65,811.20 annually.

This position manages a major library department that includes the library's Technical Services Division, IT Services Division, and Collection Development.

To learn about our current technology resources, including databases, mobile apps, e-books, blogs, and more, visit the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library website at https://www.jmrl.org/.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

  • The Collections & Technology Manager is a management-level position in charge of a major library department that includes selection, ordering, cataloging, and processing of library materials;
  • Manages the library's Integrated Library System;
  • Purchases and maintains all library computers, printers, other hardware and software;
  • Prepares special and monthly reports for the Library Board of Trustees;
  • The manager is in charge of hiring and training within the department;
  • The manager plans the overall technological direction of the library and the integration of new technologies;
  • The manager interacts and negotiates with a variety of vendors and technology service providers;
  • Communication is an important aspect of this position as the manager serves as the library's liaison with the City of Charlottesville IT Department and vendors, and meets regularly with other library managers and staff;
  • The person in this position reports to the Library Director and may serve as Acting Library Director in the absence of the Director and Assistant Director;
  • The manager is ultimately responsible for oversight of the library's book budget and for the development and spending of the technology portions of the library's equipment and operating budgets.

Education, Experience and Skills

Qualifications: 

  • Must have at least 4 years of related experience;
  • The ideal candidate for this position will have an MLS degree, with certification in Virginia;
  • Familiarity with MARC, AACR2, and RDA;
  • Familiarity with Innovative's Sierra system and SAP business management software is desirable;
  • Some familiarity with HTML desirable.

Skills: Should have a thorough knowledge of library principals, methods, techniques and procedures; the ability to lead, plan and supervise the work of others; tact and courtesy; and have good professional judgment.

Physical Conditions & Work Contacts

The manager interacts and negotiates with a variety of vendors and technology service providers.  Communication is an important aspect of this position as the manager serves as the library's liaison with Innovative Interfaces Inc., the City of Charlottesville IT Department, and vendors, and meets regularly with other library managers and staff. The person in this position reports to the Library Director and may serve as Acting Library Director in the absence of the Director and Assistant Director.

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Evening Library & Program Assistant, Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, Boston, MA

DESCRIPTION

Founded in 1933, the Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute (BPSI) is a vibrant educational and professional community of psychoanalysts, psychoanalytic therapists, interdisciplinary scholars, and others who are curious about the field of psychoanalysis. From the beginning, BPSI has been devoted to:

  • excellence in training and education,
  • a commitment to open, honest exchange of ideas,
  • meeting the continuing education and professional needs of our Members,
  • outreach to engage analysts from around the world, and
  • support and outreach for the greater community.

BPSI welcomes anyone interested in the study and practice of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and the ongoing applications of psychoanalysis in the community, medicine, and the arts. By consistently providing high-level post-graduate education, multidisciplinary programs and intensive clinical experience - in an engaging professional environment - BPSI fosters the development of highly specialized, trained and compassionate practitioners and teachers and a better understanding of analysis in the community. BPSI graduates are some of the most exceptional in their field.


Evening Library & Program Assistant - 15-20 hours/week

Purpose / Role The Evening Program Assistant will be responsible for BPSI building security and management during BPSI's evening programming, providing overall security, program, educational and library support. An ideal candidate would have knowledge of library systems as well as experience with A/V and excellent customer service skills. 

Between 15-20 hours/week, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, roughly 4:00-10:00pm, with monthly or other occasional Saturday shifts.  

The Evening Program Assistant will have primary responsibility for:

Evening management and support of BPSI programs. Primary responsibility for evening building access and security, greeting and assisting visitors to BPSI's Library, evening events/programs, classes, and meetings, providing hospitality, A/V, and educational assistance. Participate in planning, facilitating and carrying out activities necessary to ensure the successful outcome of BPSI events. 

 

Library

Without compromising security responsibilities, serve as evening library assistant: Assist library patrons check books in/out in library catalog, re-shelve books, and provide library support as needed (training provided).  Assist members and visitors with various library inquiries. Collect copying, scanning, and other library services fees while keeping record of article requests and payments.

 

Continuing Education

Prepare and maintain attendance books for all educational programs. Assist in the timely preparation, distribution, receipt, and record keeping of class evaluations. Assist the administrative staff with the creation of continuing education certificates. Assist Director of Continuing Education process accurate and timely completion of CE applications and reaccreditations as needed.

 

Web Team

Collaborate with Librarian and Web staff by assisting with accurate and up to date content postings to the BPSI website, including committee and event calendars. Assist in the updating and maintenance of BPSI's social media accounts including the recommendation and vetting of new and appropriate content.

 

Off the Couch

Serve as the primary liaison between the Coolidge Corner Theater and BPSI for its monthly "Off the Couch" program.

 

BENEFITS

Accrued vacation time of up to 15 days.

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL

Entry level

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED

2-year degree

HOW TO APPLY

cnathan@bpsi.org

https://bpsi.org/

Please forward resume and letter of interest to cnathan@bpsi.org or mail to BPSI, 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre MA 02459. No phone calls, please.

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Teen/Reference Librarian, Somers Public Library, Somers, CT

Somers Public Library is seeking an energetic and creative individual to become our part time Teen/Reference Librarian. Under the direction of the Library Director, this individual will plan, develop, and supervise after school programming for teens, assist with collection maintenance of young adult materials, supervise the Teen Room, assist with the Library's interlibrary loan, and provide reference, technology, and reader's advisory assistance to teen and adult patrons.

Applicants must have both experience in library reference services and in working with teens, ages 13 - 18, and a Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited institution is preferred.

The position is 15 - 22 hours a week, mostly after school, plus one Saturday a month. $17.60 per hour.

Please send a complete town application (found at http://www.somersct.gov/), a resume, and a cover letter to Kim LaFleur, Operations Manager, Town of Somers, 600 Main Street, PO Box 308, Somers, CT 06071 or email to opsmanager@somersct.gov

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Library Assistant, Ardmore Library, Ardmore, PA

Part-Time Library Assistant 1 - Ardmore Library

Average of 22 hours per week:

Monday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Tuesday: 12:30 - 8 p.m.

Thursday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.

Friday/Saturday Alternating Weeks: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Schedule PT29 - $22.68/hour Internal candidates please contact Library Administration to determine what the potential compensation and/or fringe benefit impact would be for you. 

Assists in the operation of the circulation department. Uses library computer system to register and update borrower information, check materials in and out, process overdues and reserves, and collect fines, involving cash handling. Answers telephone inquiries. 

Provides information and directions to patrons, assists patrons in locating books and other materials. Demonstrates the use of the computerized catalog, electronic databases available on the LMLS website, and reader's advisory. Assists with use of copy machines, computers, and with ematerials available to patrons through streaming and downloading on various devices. 

Duties:

Shelves new books, videos, music CDs, and books on tape. 

May be responsible for opening and closing building. 

May supervise student workers and/or pages.

May assist with processing new materials, sorting the interlibrary delivery, emptying return drops.

Performs various projects assigned by the Head Librarian, such as conducting story times and facilitating computer classes. 

Qualifications:

High school graduate or equivalent. 

Recent library experience desired.

Experience in computer operation required.

Customer service experience desired.

Ability to assist both adults and children courteously and efficiently.

Ability to perform basic arithmetic computations.

Ability to sit for up to 2 hours and must be mobile for 2-4 hours a day. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Ability to bend, stoop, squat, reach above shoulder level, kneel, lift, push and pull up to 35% of the day for shelving books and other library procedures.

Ability to lift and carry up to 10 pounds up to 68% of the day for helving books and for moving of library materials.

Ability to use both the right and left hand for firm grasping, repetitive actions and fine manipulation. 

Selection: 

Based on education, work experience, merit, training, employee record, and interview.

Application Instructions:

Current employees: Submit Job Opportunity Application Form (with resume) available from the Human Resources Department or your supervisor.

External applicants can download an employment application from www.lowermerion.org. Employment Opportunities and submit it along with a resume to the Library Department.

Send cover letter, resume, a Township application and list of three references to: Library Department 75 E. Lancaster Avenue, Third Floor Ardmore, PA 19003

610-645-6110

Or email jdeangelis@lmls.org

Applications must be received by 4:30 P.M, Friday, January 19, 2018. 

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Research Room Intern, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, MA

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, MA

Research Room Internship, 18-RR-01

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

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

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

Applications will be accepted until midnight January 28, 2018 (timestamp). To apply, please send in the following documents:

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

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

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Director, SC&I, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Rutgers University's School of Communication and Information: Director of the Undergraduate Program in Information Technology and Informatic

The School of Communication and Information (SC&I) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, invites applications for a non-tenure-track undergraduate program director in Information Technology and Informatics (ITI) in the Department of Library and Information Science. The initial appointment for the position will be up to a maximum of three years, with the possibility of renewal.

 

The Department of Library and Information Science has approximately 800 undergraduate Information Technology and Informatics (ITI) majors. Each semester the undergraduate program offers more than 80 course sections. ITI students pursue pathways such as IT management, information system design/development, IT project management, analytics management, help desk analysis, instructional technology /training, cyber-security, UXD, and knowledge management.

 

The Information Technology and Informatics Director actively participates as a departmental faculty member and works with the department chair to provide administrative leadership and teaching support to the undergraduate ITI program.

 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Administration and continued strategic development of the undergraduate ITI curriculum of pre-major and major course options, including: working with the curriculum committee on the management of curriculum review, course development and updates, and program changes, and working on assessment of learning, teaching, and curriculum.
  • Scheduling classes and coordinating faculty teaching assignments.
  • Hiring and mentoring part-time faculty in collaboration with the department chair.
  • Recruiting students to the major and advising students, including individual counseling and working with staff who serve as advisers.
  • Screening applications for admission to the major in partnership with the assistant dean of student services, and screening applications of ITI majors who apply for the 4+1 bachelors/masters program.
  • Teaching two courses in each fall and spring term.
  • Serving as a member of the school's Undergraduate Education Council and of the cabinet of the school.
  • Planning and promoting extra-curricular experiences for students, and working with industry representatives and instructors to provide opportunities for workplace readiness.
  • Working closely with the department chair, faculty, deans, and other program directors from the LIS Department and the two other departments of the school (Communication, and Journalism and Media Studies).
  • Representing the school at university-wide student events and outreach to other colleges and universities. 

Qualifications

The candidate should hold a Ph.D. in information technology, library and information science, or a related field.  Ideal candidates will have a strong ITI background and industry connections, demonstrated record of teaching and excellence in an institution of higher education, and experience in program administration and innovative and rigorous program development.  We seek applicants with a strong commitment to undergraduate education, capable of fostering innovation in teaching and curricula, and excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills.

 

Applications

Applications must include a letter of application, a CV, names and contact information of three references, and may include up to three teaching portfolio samples.  The letter of application should clearly articulate the candidate's fit to the position with emphasis on requisite administrative and teaching experience and expertise, as well as fit with the school, faculty, and academic programs generally. To understand more about the school, visit our website at: http://comminfo.rutgers.edu. To understand more about the ITI undergraduate major, visit: https://comminfo.rutgers.edu/academics/undergraduate/information-technology-and-informatics-major. Questions should be directed to the LIS Department Chair, Dr. Ross Todd at rtodd@rutgers.edu.  Active review of applications will begin February 15 and the position will remain open until filled. Submit applications to: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/57382

 

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. Nearly 69,000 students and 22,000 full- and part-time faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.  An equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, Rutgers is committed to building a diverse community and encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. For additional information please see our Non-Discrimination Statement at http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement.

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Research Data Access and Preservation 2018 Summit, Chicago, IL

Registration is now open for the Research Data Access and Preservation (RDAP) Summit <https://www.asist.org/rdap/>, which will take place in Chicago, IL from March 21-23, 2018.


To view the program/schedule and register please visit: https://www.asist.org/rdap<https://www.asist.org/rdap/>


This national conference will feature panel presentations, lightning talks, workshops, and a poster session reception. Managers, users, and generators of digital data from all sectors, including industry, academia, government, and cultural heritage centers will gather to explore topics in the following areas:

  • Data quality: Curation services, Metadata, and Metrics
  • Defining the role of the library in research data management within an institution
  • FAIR vs. Friction
  • Intersection of Publishing and Data
  • Underserved Data Communities: Understanding Access & Preservation Bias
  • Research reproducibility - how data librarians are getting involved


We are delighted to announce our keynote speaker: Tom Schenk, the Chief Data Officer for the City of Chicago, will address the Summit attendees. More information will be forthcoming.

March 23 is our Workshop/Demo day<https://www.asist.org/rdap/program-2018/#workshops> with additional sessions led by data organizations and experts.

RDAP is also excited to partner with the Journal of eScience Librarianship<http://escholarship.umassmed.edu/jeslib/> (JeSLIB) to publish the RDAP posters and presentations in this peer-reviewed, open access journal.

Keep up with the conversation on Twitter at #RDAP18 and on the RDAP Facebook page<https://www.facebook.com/ResearchDataAccessPreservation/>.

Questions? Please contact RDAP chairs: Amy Neeser (aneeser@berkeley.edu) & Jon Petters (jpetters@vt.edu)

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Call for Open Access Book Proposal Submissions: Critical Digital & Social Media Studies

**NEW 2018 CALL FOR BOOK PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS: CRITICAL DIGITAL AND SOCIAL MEDIA STUDIES**

Critical Digital and Social Media Studies is an established book series edited by Professor Christian Fuchs on behalf of the Westminster Institute for Advanced Studies and published by the University of Westminster Press (UWP). We invite submissions of book proposals that fall into the scope of the series.

**Submission Deadline: Monday 12 February 2017 23:00 BST** by e-mail to Andrew Lockett (University of Westminster Press Manager) at
A.Lockett@westminster.ac.uk

For fullest series details and proposal guidelines see
https://uwestminsterpress.blog/2018/01/08/call-for-book-proposal-submissions-2018-critical-digital-and-social-media-studies-series/


Books already published in the Series:
https://www.uwestminsterpress.co.uk/site/books/series/critical-digital-and-social-media-studies/

University of Westminster Press Publishing Portfolio:
https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/ubiquity-partner-network/uwp/UWP_Catalogue.pdf

CALL DETAILS
After the publication of five titles in the series we invite submission of book proposals (adhering to the guidelines set out below) as one document with one full chapter for books in the range of 35,000-80,000 words. The books in the series are published online in an open access format available online without payment using a Creative Commons licence (CC-BY-NC-ND) and simultaneously as affordable paperbacks. We are able to publish a number of books in the call without any book processing charges thanks to generous support by the University of Westminster that covers these fees. Potential authors are welcome to contact the series editor outside of the initial time frame of this call for book proposals but should note that priority for funding support for suitable projects will be given to those proposals meeting the deadline. There is a preference for the submission of proposals for books whose writing can be finished and that can be submitted to UWP within the next 6-15 months. In the event of a surplus of strong proposals preference will be given to single-authored book proposals over edited volumes.

We welcome submissions of a book outline proposal with (exactly one) sample chapter submitted as one single Word or PDF document. We can only accept suggestions for books written in English.

TOPICS
Example topics that the book series is interested in include: the political economy of digital and social media; digital and informational capitalism; digital labour; ideology critique in the age of social media; new developments of critical theory in the age of digital and social media; critical studies of advertising and consumer culture online; critical social media research methods; critical digital and social media ethics; working class struggles in the age of social media; the relationship of class, gender and race in the context of digital and social media; the critical analysis of the implications of big data, cloud computing, digital positivism, the Internet of things, predictive online analytics, the sharing economy, location- based data and mobile media, etc.; the role of classical critical theories for studying digital and social media; alternative social media and Internet platforms; the public sphere in the age of digital media; the critical study of the Internet economy; critical perspectives on digital democracy; critical case studies of online prosumption; public service digital and social media; commons-based digital and social media; subjectivity, consciousness, affects, worldviews and moral values in the age of digital and social media; digital art and culture in the context of critical theory; environmental and ecological aspects of digital capitalism and digital consumer culture.

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LIDA Conference 2018

LIBRARIES IN THE DIGITAL AGE (LIDA) CONFERENCE

Submission Deadline Approaching!
Proposals for papers, panels and workshops for LIDA 2018, a biennial conference that brings together students and scholars from across the globe to discuss the unique challenges and opportunities facing libraries in the digital age, are due Monday, January 15th. Proposals for posters, the PhD forum, and the student showcase are due Thursday, February 15th. This year's conference theme is "Social Justice, Community Engagement and Information Institutions: Access, Diversity, and Inclusion." This year's conference takes place in beautiful Zadar, Croatia, and is co-sponsored by Rutgers University, University of Zadar, and University of Osijek. LIDA 2018 is also sponsored by ASIST, ISSN Internationale, OCLC, the Department of Information Studies at the University of Copenhagen, and the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For more information, visit: http://ozk.unizd.hr/lida/ and for the CfP, visit: http://bit.ly/2rjQmOl
LIDA 2018 is excited to announce its keynote addresses! 
Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Centering Social Justice in LIS Practice
Dr. Nicole A. Cooke, the iSchool at Illinois
Definition of Risk: A Situation Involving Exposure to Danger
Dr. Toni Samek, School of Library and Information Studies at The University of Alberta

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Research Data Services Librarian, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

The University of New Hampshire Library seeks a dynamic, innovative librarian for the position of Research Data Services Librarian. This librarian plays a significant strategic and operational role in expanding the library's support for research data services to meet the growing needs of UNH faculty and students. Working closely with the Scholarly Communication Librarian and subject librarians, the UNH Research Office, UNH IT, and other partners in creating a robust research data infrastructure at the University, the incumbent is integral in advocating for, developing, and building sustainable services to assist faculty, researchers, and students with the management of research data.

 

With experience focused in an academic setting, the successful candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of research data management, digital preservation strategies, data creation cycles, trends in data management throughout the research lifecycle, discipline-based ontologies and metadata standards for data sets, and sound data management planning for researchers.

 

Reporting to the Dean of the University Library through the Library Department Chair, this is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position with appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on qualifications. The successful candidate will be expected to meet University and Library promotion and tenure requirements, which, among other things, include scholarship and active participation in library, university, and professional service.

 

View the position at http://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/28332 for more information or to apply.

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LIS Student Publishing Opportunity, Public Services Quarterly

LIS Student Publishing Opportunity

Public Services Quarterly's column, "Future Voices in Public Services," is a forum for students in graduate library and information science programs to discuss key issues they see in academic library public services, to envision what they feel librarians in public service have to offer to academia, to tell us of their visions for the profession, or to tell us of research that is going on in library schools. We hope to provide fresh perspectives from those entering our field, in both the United States and other countries.

Interested students of graduate library and information science programs should contact Miriam L. Matteson, "Future Voices" column editor, at mmattes1@kent.edu.

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ARMA International Education Foundation Graduate Scholarship

2018 ARMA International Education Foundation Graduate Scholarships

Vonore, TN (1-8-18)  -  The ARMA International Education Foundation (AIEF), is pleased to announce the availability of a funding opportunity for aspiring information management professionals currently enrolled in an accredited graduate-level education program.

 

This year, the AIEF will be offering several scholarships in amounts ranging from $3,000 to $1,000 (USD).

These scholarships are designed to cover costs associated with earning a graduate-level degree in the field of information management.

The application deadline is March 30, 2018 at midnight (US EST). For more information and the application, please visit:

http://armaedfoundation.org/scholarship-program/

 

The AIEF is a funding resource for research and scholarships in the field of records and information management. The primary funding source is derived from concerned individuals and organizations in the profession. The Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit entity.

 

The availability of funding is determined on an annual basis. All awards will be issued in US dollars. The Foundation reserves the right not to offer awards unless funding is available. Potential donors are invited to contact the foundation administration for additional information: Coordinator@armaedfoundation.org.

 

There are many worthy candidates in need of financial support to become credentialed in the field of information management. If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring a graduate scholarship please contact: Coordinator@armaedfoundation.org or visit http://armaedfoundation.org for additional information about the organization.

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Web Archive and Digital Project Intern, Town of Easton Massachusetts, Easton, MA

Description

Are you interested in the practical application of how public knowledge in the digital age both endures over time and remains findable for the average person?

Does organizing layered and interconnected information into a system that is consistent and rational as well as intuitive and easy to replicate give you satisfaction? 

  • Easton's Department of Planning and Economic Development is updating the various sections of the Town's website within our purview, with two objectives: 1) archiving web pages and sections about no-longer-current special projects so that they can be easily accessed in the future; and 2) doing so in a way which current and future staff can easily continue and replicate going forward.
  • Our department works with the Planning Board, the Zoning Board of Appeals, the Conservation Commission, the Community Preservation Act Committee, the Historical Commission, the Agricultural Commission, the Economic Development Council, and the Affordable Housing Trust. Past and current projects for these various entities are reasonably well organized, but we are interested in reworking our electronic files into a more consistent, intuitive, and replicable architecture.

 

This internship can provide an opportunity to help our community archive its "current history" and help create a useful framework for our department's ongoing work on behalf of the public. It also can provide an opportunity for the intern to learn about municipal government's regulatory and planning functions as well as record retention requirements.

 

This work completed and knowledge gained archiving and organizing digital information and electronic working files should be replicable not only for other towns and cities, but for businesses, schools, organizations, and non-profit groups as well.

 

Easton Town Offices are located at 136 Elm Street, Easton MA 02356 and are open Monday 8:30-7:30, Tuesday-Thursday 8:30-4:30, and Friday 8:30-12:30; there is ample parking in both the public and staff parking lots.

 

Qualifications

We are looking for an intern with a real interest in (and perhaps a bit of experience with) digital archiving, electronic working file organization, and institutional and governmental repository materials. The intern should have a good ability to think through processes and work flows and discuss concepts and scenarios with colleagues.

 

Submit a letter of interest and resume to Wayne Beitler at WBeitler@easton.ma.us

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Cataloging Intern, Cambridge Historical Commission, Cambridge, MA

Description

The Cambridge Historical Commission is the historic preservation agency for the City of Cambridge. In addition to its regulatory responsibilities, the commission maintains a public archive and research library focusing on the city's architectural and social history. Holdings include information on every Cambridge building, atlases, historic photographs, and biographical files on notable residents. The Commission's full-time archivist organizes existing collections and new donations, and supervises assistant archivists, interns and volunteers.

 

The Spring 2018 Intern will work with the assistant archivist in cataloging the Commission research library using Library of Congress Classification and the TinyCat online cataloging program. The research library consists of approximately 1,200 volumes ranging in topic from Cambridge history to historic preservation law. An additional 400 volumes are located elsewhere in the Commission offices and will also need to be cataloged. Intern will assign call numbers, assist in rearranging the library by call number, and add items to the online catalog. Several volumes are very old and fragile and will require the construction of protective housings.

 

Depending on intern's interests, additional projects may include:

  • Digitization of the West Family Collection. This collection includes a photo album with numerous photographs dated from ca. 1920-1926. Intern will scan and prepare images to create an online exhibit through the Commission Flickr page.
  • Assisting with research questions at the Commission.
  • Processing plan and partial processing of the Ellis & Andrews Collection. This large collection contains business and personal correspondence relating to the Ellis & Andrews real estate firm dating from 1889 to 1986, with the bulk of materials dated 1890 to 1935. Currently the collection is arranged chronologically, however this arrangement is not useful to researchers. Intern will develop a plan for the arrangement of this collection and arrange one to two boxes based on this plan and write a blog post for the Commission blog about the process.

 

The Cambridge Historical Commission is open Monday from 8:30-8pm, Tuesday-Thursday from 8:30-5 pm, and Friday from 8:30-Noon.

Submit a letter of interest and resume to Emily Gonzales at egonzalez@cambridgema.gov

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Research Intern, Perkins School for the Blind, Watertown, MA

Description

The Perkins Research Library provides library and research support to a wide range of patrons. About half our questions come from Perkins staff, but the others come from K-12 students, their teachers, academics, practitioners, and people who are blind, both in the United States, and around the world. We have a small staff (one Research Librarian, one assistant shared with the Archives) so the Research Library is also a great place to see and participate all the tasks needed to keep a library running.

 

The range of questions we get means we have a wide range of possible projects, depending on the intern's particular interests. It's also possible to combine a few different options, or to vary the tasks below with other common library duties (shelving, collection evaluation, assistance with reference questions, etc.) My goal is to make sure you have at least one project you can talk about in future interviews that you significantly contributed to. 

Some possibilities include:

  • Recataloging our (small) juvenile collection to make it more useful.
  • Reviewing our non-circulating collection, including removing duplicates, shelf-reading, and moving some items to better long-term locations.
  • Creation of handouts, pathfinders, or resource guides about specific topics. (Individuals associated with Perkins, Perkins history, blindness education, multiple disabilities are just some possible topics.)
  • Adaptation of materials for specific age groups (i.e. adapting a packet of existing materials for grade school students)
  • Creation and review of help documents for common library and catalog tasks.
  • Entering reference material into our internal FAQ for future questions.

 

Some projects involve working in our stacks: they are accessible by stairs only. If this is an issue for you, please let us know so we can figure out suitable solutions.

 

Qualifications

Most importantly, we are looking for people who are willing and able to treat everyone on campus with appropriate respect and politeness. We'll provide information about appropriate etiquette when interacting with people who are blind or visually impaired, and are glad to answer questions about what the best practices are. We're particularly interested to people who are curious about Perkins and the history of blindness education or disability history, but existing knowledge about Perkins, blindness, disability studies, or special education is not necessary. Beyond the requirements for the internship (credits and completion of the core courses), competency in technology will be very helpful. Tools you may need to use include various Google Apps (especially Google Sheets), Excel, Word, and email. We use InMagic as a catalog database: ability to learn a new program and knowing when to ask questions before changing data are important skills if you are interested in any task that involves the back end of the database. Because Perkins is a school, all interns will need to complete a CORI check (provided by Perkins) and provide evidence of vaccinations (similar to what you've provided to Simmons when admitted.)

Submit a letter of interest and resume to Jennifer Arnott at Jennifer.Arnott@perkins.org

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Technical Services Intern, Tisch Library at Tufts University, Medford, MA

Description 

Under the instruction of Alicia Morris, Assistant Director, Technical Services at the Tisch Library of Tufts University, this internship will entail gaining experience in technical services processes and practices: cataloging will include print material purchased for the general collection as well as special collections materials. Skills that the student will learn are searching and identifying appropriate bibliographic information in OCLC, exporting records into the Alma catalog, and hands on experience with basic cataloging principles using Tufts cataloging policies and procedures. The student will also learn the basic principles of rare book cataloging and putting them into practice with the assistance of the Rare Book Cataloger. Formats in the collection include (but are not limited to) books, periodicals, scores, and sound recordings. Digitization of print materials for inclusion in Tufts Institutional repository may be a component of the internship, and basic digitization skills could also be learned.

 

The work experience will build on classes the student will ideally have taken that include principles of information organization and metadata creation. This internship will allow the student to apply knowledge learned in their coursework.

 

Qualifications

LIS415 should have been completed. Previous experience in cataloging is helpful. A background in music (some history, ability to read music score, understand music terminology) is required to catalog music. A background in art will be helpful and knowledge of German will be useful. Any previous digitization experience would be a plus.

 

Pay: $15.00/hr 

Submit a letter of interest and resume to Alicia Morris at alicia.morris@tufts.edu 

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Cataloging Intern, State Library of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

Description

The Technical Services Department at the State Library of Massachusetts is offering an unpaid internship for a current Simmons cataloging student interested in gaining practical cataloging experience in a unique library setting. The internship will focus first on RDA copy cataloging of monographs and serials in print format and then will focus on RDA original cataloging of monographs and serials in both print and electronic formats. The majority of materials to be cataloged are Massachusetts state government publications.

 

The internship schedule is negotiable within the department's operating hours of Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.

 

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

 

During the internship you will:

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

 

For more information about the State Library of Massachusetts, please visit: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/state-library-of-massachusetts.

 

Submit a letter of interest and resume to Laura Schaub at laura.schaub@state.ma.us.

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Knowledge Management and Communication Officer, ICIMOD, Kathmandu, Nepal

Background

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge sharing centre serving the eight regional member countries of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan. Working in partnership with regional and international organizations, ICIMOD aims to influence policy and practices to meet environmental and livelihood challenges emerging in the HKH. ICIMOD provides a platform for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers from the region and around the globe to generate and share knowledge, support evidence-based decision making, and encourage regional cooperation. ICIMOD delivers impact through its six Regional Programmes:
  1. Adaptation and Resilience Building
  2. Transboundary Landscapes
  3. River Basins and Cryosphere
  4. Atmosphere
  5. Mountain Environment Regional Information System
  6. Mountain Knowledge and Action Networks
These regional programmes are supported by four Thematic Areas of Livelihoods, Ecosystem Services, Water and Air, and Geospatial Solutions, and underpinned by Knowledge Management and Communication. ICIMOD seeks to reduce poverty and vulnerability and improve the lives and livelihoods of mountain women and men, now and in the future.
The Knowledge Management and Communication (KMC) Unit serves as a resource for the organization through its involvement in the preparation and distribution of technical publications and information materials, media-related activities, outreach events, content development, and maintenance of the internal and external websites, all in line with the ICIMOD branding policy.

For more information, see here.

Responsibilities and tasks

Under the direct supervision of the Head of KMC, in coordination with the China Country Focal Person and other colleagues across the Centre, the Knowledge Management and Communications Officer will perform the following tasks:
  • Assist ICIMOD with all Knowledge Management and Communication activities in and related to China, including the adaptation of style or format to ensure that messages achieve maximum impact
  • Spearhead scoping missions on the communication landscape in China to recommend the best modes to achieve impact for ICIMOD
  • Work with the KMC team and ICIMOD's China Country Focal Person to generate news, blogs, and feature materials for publication in key specialist and general-interest media, science platforms, and networks in China
  • Solicit/contribute news and events specific to ICIMOD from Chinese partner institutions for the website and Chinese social media
  • Lead and/or coordinate the translation work and summary of key Chinese knowledge products into English and vice versa 
  • Lead KMC-related events organized in China in close collaboration with other partners
  • Work closely with the KMC team in developing an information page on ICIMOD's website in Chinese 
  • Work closely with KMC Focal Points and programme staff to identify opportunities to create and support the development of engaging Chinese content aligned with the objectives of ICIMOD and its initiatives
  • Research and harvest reliable and relevant resources - information, data, and knowledge from open-access repositories in China
  • Help strengthen the media database at ICIMOD and news dissemination with a particular emphasis on Chinese media agencies
  • Interact with and work in close relationship with CN-ICIMOD and liaise with other Chinese partners both in China and at ICIMOD.  

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Journalism, Information Management/Science, Development Communication, Knowledge Management, or related field with extensive experience in information, behavioural, and/or communications sciences 
  • Minimum two years of work experience in related field of communications as a communications specialist or journalist, as well as experience with a recognized national or international organization
  • Sound knowledge of communication strategies, knowledge management tools, and information technology.
  • High level of skills in Chinese and English language

Competencies

  • Teamwork and cooperation: Works effectively and smoothly across multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams and take actions to build a cohesive work climate in which all members are included; solicits ideas and opinions to help form specific decisions and plans.
  • Result orientation: Proactively approaches the smooth organization of internal processes; works independently with a strong sense of initiative, discipline, and self-motivation
  • Cross cultural impact: Able to adapt personal style, manners and communication to accommodate various cultures and to find appropriate ways to demonstrate ICIMOD values; finds solutions in case of misunderstanding
  • Analytical thinking: Able to analyze data and to make a decision when needed on less than complete data; able to brings different viewpoints into the decision-making process and to set priorities among competing interests
  • Impactful communication: Presents and discusses ideas effectively within the team - conveys thoughts and ideas in a clear concise way; demonstrates active listening skills and argues his or her standpoint in a clear and logical manner 
  • Behavioral flexibility and managing change: Helps others learn how and when to adapt their behavior most effectively and adjusts approaches based on new information or events
  • Developing others: Actively supports a continuous learning culture and contributes to increased understanding in the institute of his/her own expertise and to raising awareness about compliance, protocols and processes; explains the application and interpretation of compliance, procedures and processes
  • Continuous improvement and innovation: Easily implements new technologies and approaches when necessary and recognizes present opportunities; continually improves work processes and questions status quo practices/traditions and assumptions

Duty Station

ICIMOD headquarters in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Duration

Two years, with a probation period of 6 months, starting as early as possible, with the possibility of an extension, subject to performance and ICIMOD's future funding levels.

Remuneration

Salaries and benefits at ICIMOD are competitive compared to other regional organizations; remuneration is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Gender and Equity Policy

Qualified and eligible women candidates and those from disadvantaged backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply. ICIMOD implements a gender fair policy and is supportive of working women. It operates a Day-Care Centre at the campus and is committed to gender mainstreaming at the organisational and programmatic levels.

Method of application

Applicants are requested to apply online before 05 Feb 2018 through ICIMOD's online application system.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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Call for Manuscripts: LITA

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program. Sponsored by LITA and Ex Libris, the award consists of $1,000, publication in LITA's refereed journal, Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) and a certificate. The deadline for submission of the manuscript is February 28, 2017.

The purpose of the award is to recognize superior student writing and to enhance the professional development of students. The manuscript can be written on any aspect of libraries and information technology. Examples include, but are not limited to, digital libraries, metadata, authorization and authentication, electronic journals and electronic publishing, open source software, distributed systems and networks, computer security, intellectual property rights, technical standards, desktop applications, online catalogs and bibliographic systems, universal access to technology, and library consortia.

At the time the unpublished manuscript is submitted, the applicant must be enrolled in an ALA-accredited program in library and information studies at the masters or PhD level.

To be eligible, applicants must follow the detailed guidelines and fill out the application form (PDF). Send the signed, completed forms electronically no later than February 28, 2017, to the Award Committee Chair, Eric Phetteplace at phette23@gmail.com.

The award will be presented at the LITA President's Program during the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Science and Engineering Librarian, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

Science and Engineering Librarian

Librarian I or II

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

 

As a gateway to knowledge, the UMass Amherst Libraries are key partners in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Supporting freedom of inquiry, the Libraries foster a diverse and inclusive environment in which to engage with ideas and acquire the critical skills necessary for lifelong learning. 

 

The UMass Amherst Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative Science and Engineering Librarian. The Science and Engineering Librarian will serve as the Libraries' subject specialist in assigned science and engineering departments.  Actively support the teaching and research endeavors of the University, especially with assigned constituencies, by providing research, instructional, and consultation services.  Teach library research sessions in areas congruent to expertise and collection responsibility. Create research guides and other learning objects. Select materials in all formats for assigned subject areas. Interpret and analyze information needs of students, faculty, and staff and recommend changes to service based on analyses. Collaborate with counterparts in the social sciences and humanities to ensure a consistent approach to instruction, learning and research, and outreach. 

Example of Duties:

Outreach

  1. Work to establish and maintain synergistic relationships with assigned academic departments and programs.
  2. Communicate regularly with faculty, staff, and students in assigned academic departments and programs.

 

Teaching and Learning

  1. Work with faculty to create timely, targeted, and curriculum-integrated library instruction and support.
  2. Create research guides, web pages, and learning objects as appropriate.
  3. Provide instruction and workshops to cultivate students' research and metaliteracy skills.
  4. Participate in designing and teaching instructional sessions for various audiences, including course-related information literacy sessions, workshops for undergraduate and graduate students, and/or credit classes in a classroom or web-based environment.

 

Research and Client Services

  1. Cultivate new models of research assistance. Assist users in researching topics and teach users to perform research on their own.
  2. Knowledge of and support for current and emerging scholarly publishing models, including open access, research data management, institutional repository promotion, authors' rights management, bibliometrics including alternative metrics, and digital preservation/curation.

 

Collection Management and Scholarly Communication

  1. Collaborate with Information Resources Management (IRM) staff to develop collections to support program and research needs.
  2. Continually assess resources to ensure they meet constituent needs.

 

Organizational Expectations

  1. Collaborate with colleagues to improve, strengthen and actively promote library services, content, programs and initiatives.
  2. Demonstrate a commitment to user-centered services. Be knowledgeable about and actively promote current services, resources and technologies.
  3. Maintain current awareness of issues and trends impacting higher education and understand how these may affect the Libraries.
  4. Participate in the Libraries' assessment program by collecting, reporting, maintaining, and using data to support evidence-based decisions.
  5. Understand and contribute to implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that is supportive of diversity.
  6. Use access to sensitive and/or not yet public university-related information only in the performance of the responsibilities of position and exercise care to prevent unnecessary disclosures to others.
  7. May be asked to represent the Libraries on campus committees, Five College committees, Boston Library Consortium committees, or other selected professional meetings and conferences.
  8. Serve on internal library committees as needed.
  9. Work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.
  10. Demonstrate, foster and cultivate a positive, proactive internal and external customer service culture amongst staff and student staff.
  11. Work a flexible schedule, which includes some evening, weekend, and holiday hours.
  12. Contribute to the profession through active participation in conferences, associations, research, writing, etc.
  13. Perform other related duties as assigned or required to meet department, organizational, and university goals and objectives.

 

Required Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree in library science - or equivalent degree - from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its equivalent in librarianship from another country, or has appropriate equivalent experience - by time of hire.
  2. Knowledge of reference and information sources in all formats, particularly those relating to science and engineering.
  3. Understanding of the methods used in performing library research.
  4. Knowledge of skills associated with information literacy.
  5. Awareness of current and emerging scholarly communication models, including open access, research data management, authors' rights management, publication metrics, reputation management, and/or data curation/visualization services.
  6. Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
  7. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively and work productively in establishing and maintaining harmonious working relationships with a diverse population.
  8. Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  9. Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and library users in a service-oriented, research-intensive environment.
  10. Demonstrated creativity, initiative, and self-direction.
  11. Ability to contribute to the implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that is supportive of diversity.
  12. Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities in a positive, constructive, flexible and cooperative manner.
  13. Ability to contribute toward creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity and collaboration.
  14. Strong service orientation and the ability to meet the public graciously and tactfully.  Strong customer service attitude and initiative.
  15. Ability to work a schedule which includes some evening, weekend, and holiday hours, as required.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Familiarity with software applications and systems used in academic libraries.
  2. Relevant discipline-specific experience in an academic or research library in a research-intensive environment.
  3. Experience with research data management and knowledge of scientific research workflows.
  4. Academic degree in a STEM discipline is an asset.
  5. Knowledge of informatics/bioinformatics.

 

RANK AND SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Application Instructions:

Apply online at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=93256 and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by February 14, 2018 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

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

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Intern, American Archive of Public Broadcasting, WGBH, Boston, MA

Spring 2018 AAPB Internship Opportunities

Digital Collections Intern

Description:

The Digital Collections interns will work on several projects to become familiar with the AAPB's digital collections workflows. The first phase will include metadata cleanup, metadata mapping, and ingestion of metadata and media files into AAPB management systems.

The second phase will include assessing records for consideration as a Special Collection and making suggestions for providing enhanced access (i.e. creating more robust descriptive metadata, creating chaptered segments, correcting pre-generated transcripts, identifying related content, creating a timeline or map of the content, etc.). This phase will include a written report of suggestions and a meeting during which the intern will present their report to the AAPB team. The intern will then be able to decide if they would like to implement their suggestions to enhance the special collection or move on to the third phase.

The third phase will include using the AAPB's rights assessment criteria to make suggestions for content that should be made available to the public in the Online Reading Room.

The selected candidate will work as part of the AAPB team and can expect to gain practical digital collection experience, including metadata and digital media management, a familiarity with archive administration, and introductory project management skills.

 

Skills Preferred: 

  • Basic computer skills, familiarity with Macintosh computers. Attention to detail and ability to carry out precise work.
  • Familiarity with digital libraries and library practices.
  • Knowledge of PBCore or other xml schemas helpful.
  • Completion of at least 1 semester of LIS courses.

 

General WGBH Internship Requirements:

  1. WGBH internships are open only to students enrolled in an accredited college or university.
  2. Internships are unpaid.
  3. Interns are expected to commit 8-10 hours/week. Daily scheduling can be flexible during normal business hours.

 

Applicants interested in the Internship should send a resume and a statement of interest by January 26, 2018 to Sadie Roosa at sadie_roosa@wgbh.org 

American Archive of Public Broadcasting Project Description:

An unprecedented and historic collection of American public radio and television content - dating back through the 1950s - are being permanently preserved and made available to the public through a collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH known as the American Archive of Public Broadcasting.

In 2007, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) initiated an inventory of public media content from contributing stations, resulting in 2.5 million records representing complete programs, raw footage, unedited interviews, recorded speeches, and live music sessions. Now, 40,000 hours of that content has been digitized for long-term preservation in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. 

WGBH is responsible for:

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

 

Organization Description:

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

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

http://openvault.wgbh.org

http://wgbhstocksales.org/

http://bostonlocaltv.org

http://www.americanarchive.org

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Call for Proposals: Canadian Association for Information Science

Please join us for the 46th annual conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science/L'Association canadienne des sciences de l'information, May 30 - June 1, 2018. This year's conference features a keynote from Dr. Katie Shilton from the University of Maryland, speaking on ethical interventions in big data. 
 
Proposals are due Monday, January 29, 2018The full call is below, including details of our second annual doctoral forum. The CFP is also available on our website: http://cais-acsi.ca/2017/10/23/cfp-2018/
This year, to support graduate students and those who have recently completed their PhDs, there are 600 Graduate Student Travel Awards available for those presenting at the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, of which the Canadian Association for Information Science is a part. Applications for these awards open on January 15, with details here:

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Library Clerk, LibGig, Los Angeles, CA

LibGig, a division of LAC Group, is searching for a Library Clerk for a public library in the Los Angeles-South Bay area. This is a full-time employment position. The position has a schedule of Monday-Thursday schedule of 11 AM - 8 PM and Saturday from 8:30 AM - 5 PM.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Front desk duties including checking out materials, discharge, library card registration, library dues and late fees and basic directional reference.


QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Bachelor's or Associate's Degree is preferred.
  • At least 2 years of previous library experience.
  • Knowledge of automated library information systems, software and equipment and principles and practices of cataloging and classification procedures for a variety of materials and formats.

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

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Call for Papers: AMCIS 2018 - Minitracks, New Orleans, LA

Call for Papers: AMCIS 2018
Minitrack #1: Social Theory in Information Systems Research (STIR '18)
Track: Social Inclusion (SIGSI)

24th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Aug. 16-18, 2018 New Orleans, LA, USA

This minitrack solicits papers using social theory to critically examine ICTs and their roles in enabling and constraining social inclusion. What can be done to improve access to computing for underrepresented groups? In what ways do new technologies impact digital divides? What are the social, cultural, political, and economic implications of the Internet of things? These are examples of the kinds of questions we are interested in exploring in this minitrack. We are particularly interested in completed or emerging research using social theory to address the conference theme, Digital Disruption, critically examining the ways in which emerging technologies are changing the sociotechnical landscape in ways that narrow or widen the digital divide.

This will be the 18th consecutive year for STIR, and we hope to continue a tradition of high quality papers, and thought-provoking and lively discussion for IS researchers using social theory in their work.

In addition to research aligned with the conference theme we are also interested in high quality empirical and conceptual work that uses social theory to investigate issues such as (but not limited to):

  • Improving access to computing for underrepresented minorities
  • Reengineering the pipeline in STEM education for greater inclusiveness and diversity
  • Critically assessing the ways in which ICTs and information systems can be used to privilege some and exclude others
  • Understanding the impacts of the Internet of Things on the digital divide
  • Assessing the unintended consequences of technology implementation and use in organizations and in social life
  • Reflection on the ways in which ICT assemblages support and challenge political, cultural, and economic hegemonies.


Mini-Track chairs:
Howard Rosenbaum, Indiana University  hrosenba@indiana.edu
Pnia Fichman, Indiana University  fichman@indiana.edu

Submission Instructions:
https://amcis2018.aisnet.org/submissions/call-for-papers/

Important Dates:
January 15, 2018: Manuscript submissions open
February 28, 2018: Deadline for paper submissions
April 18, 2018: Authors will be notified of decisions
April 25, 2018: Camera-ready submissions due

Minitrack #2: Shadow Information Technologies and Practices
Track: Organizational Transformation and Information Systems (SIGORSA)

24th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Aug. 16-18, 2018 New Orleans, LA, USA

Shadow Information Technologies and Practices is a new mini-track in the Organizational Transformation and Information Systems (SIGORSA) track.  This mini track solicits papers that address the socio-technical implications, outcomes, and disruptive nature of shadow information technology (shadow IT) and shadow practices of organizational actors within complex organizations. Shadow IT refers to artifacts that are used or developed within organizations outside of and without the approval and knowledge of an organization's IT department. Socio-technical shadow practices, also known as feral practices, are those in which organizational actors engage with either shadow IT or existing systems in ways that differ from the expected practices, and which take place unbeknownst to organizational and IT managers.

The emergence of shadow IT and practices can have broad socio-technical implications for organizations, including those related to organizational power relations, IT governance, and security. Given the theme of the conference, Digital Disruption, we are particularly interested in papers that examine the emergence of shadow IT and practices in response to the introduction and digital disruption of new technologies within business and organizations.

In addition to research aligned with the conference theme we are also interested in high quality empirical and conceptual work that seeks to study and understand other aspects of shadow IT and practices. Suggested topics could include:

  • Effects of shadow IT and practices on organizational work-flow, culture, and structure
  • Implications of shadow IT and practices for organizational power relationships
  • Conceptual work that categorizes the types of shadow practices that occur within organizations
  • Ways in which managers can, do, or should respond to the presence of shadow IT and practices
  • Security and other issues that arise when organizations actors develop and use shadow IT


Mini-Track chairs:
Howard Rosenbaum, Indiana University  hrosenba@indiana.edu
Chase McCoy, Indiana University  chamccoy@indiana.edu

Submission Instructions:
https://amcis2018.aisnet.org/submissions/call-for-papers/

Important Dates:
January 15, 2018: Manuscript submissions open
February 28, 2018: Deadline for paper submissions
April 18, 2018: Authors will be notified of decisions
April 25, 2018: Camera-ready submissions due

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ACM/IEEE: Joint Conference on Digital Libraries in 2018, Fort Worth, TX

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

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

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

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

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

  • Collaborative and participatory information environments
  • Crowdsourcing and human computation
  • Cyberinfrastructurearchitectures, applications, and deployments
  • Distributed information systems
  • Document genres
  • Extracting semantics, entities, and patterns from large collections
  • Information and knowledge systems
  • Information visualization
  • Infrastructure and service design
  • Knowledge discovery
  • Linked data and its applications
  • Performance evaluation
  • Personal digital information management
  • Scientific data management
  • Social media, architecture, and applications
  • Social networks, virtual organizations and networked information
  • User behavior and modeling
  • User communities and user research


Important Dates:
Jan. 15, 2018- Tutorial and workshop proposal submissions
Jan. 15, 2018- Full paper and short paper submissions
Jan. 29, 2018- Panel, poster and demonstration submissions
Feb. 1, 2018- Notification of acceptance for tutorials and workshops
Mar. 8, 2018- Notification of acceptance for full papers, short papers,
panels, posters, and demonstrations
Mar. 25, 2018- Doctoral Consortium abstract submissions
Apr. 5, 2018- Notification of acceptance for Doctoral Consortium
Apr. 15, 2018- Final camera-ready deadline for full papers, short
papers, panels, posters, and demonstrations
Jun. 3, 2018- Tutorials and Doctoral Consortium
Jun. 4 - 6, 2018- Main Conference
Jun. 6 - 7, 2018- Workshops

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Perseids Senior Software Developer, Classics, School of Arts and Sciences, Tufts University, Medford, MA

The Perseids Project aims to encourage user-initiated humanities research in both pedagogical and scholarly contexts. We focus on integrating and enhancing existing tools and services and pushing the boundaries of what is possible in using technology to enable research and learning. 

The Sr Software Developer will provide the Perseids tools with a technical owner who can plan and implement further development of the platform as well as contribute to the broader aims of the project in the intellectual community of students and scholars of Digital Humanities and Data Science.

Qualifications
 Basic Requirements:
  • BS in computer science or related field.
  • 5+ years related experience.
  • Familiarity with Python, Ruby, and Javascript; experience with AngularJS preferred.
  • Familiarity with NoSQL databases.
  • Experience with XML, RDF, and Linked Open Data.
  • Experience developing RESTful web applications and deploying them in a production environment.
  • Familiarity with DevOps.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to participate actively to writing grant applications and exploring new grant funding opportunities.
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • MA/MS in related field preferred.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.
Apply here.

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NFAIS 2018 Annual Conference, Alexandria, VA

Research and scholarly information services are changing at record speed. Don't miss hearing the latest about how information continues to be transformed at the NFAIS 2018 Annual Conference, February 28 - March 2.

Early bird registration rates <https://nfais.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_245271> close on January 16, 2018.

The theme for the NFAIS 60th annual conference is "Information Transformation: Open. Global. Collaborative." Experts with diverging views will examine the dynamic changes in information and publishing technologies which have altered how researchers consume, exchange, interact with, and disseminate their scholarly and research communications. Thought-provoking presenters and keynote speakers plan to explore with attendees:

  • The forces impacting our next directions
  • The players and contributors who are changing global scholarship
  • How information is transforming to become more open, global and collaborative


Click here <http://bit.ly/2i4YgEY> for the conference program and other information.

The Hilton Alexandria Old Town, our conference hotel, also offers special discounted rates <http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/D/DCAOTHF-FFI-20180225/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG> through February 7, 2018 - but room inventory is limited, so register early and mention NFAIS!

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Multiple Positions, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria

The University of Melbourne School of Computing and Information Systems is seeking applicants for 15 continuing (i.e. tenure-track / permanent ) Lecturer and Senior Lecturer positions. We seek dynamic academics with expertise in Computer Science or Information Systems who have the potential to build a stellar teaching and research career at Melbourne.

The School of Computing and Information Systems is an international research leader in computer science, information systems and software engineering. In this discipline, the School was ranked number 1 in Australia and 13th in the world in the 2016 QS World University Ranking exercise.

We are particularly seeking applicants with expertise in the areas of business information systems, health informatics/digital health, software engineering, cybersecurity, or high-performance and distributed systems, but applicants whose work is aligned with any of the research groups in the School are encouraged to apply.

Applications close on 15 Jan 2018. The positions are advertised at http://go.unimelb.edu.au/jsp6, where the formal position description and a brochure with more information are available.

Contact Karin Verspoor karin.verspoor@unimelb.edu.au for enquiries and further information.

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Call for Applications: Simmons SLIS Ph.D. Program in Library and Information Science

Simmons School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) is actively recruiting prospective doctoral students. SLIS has an established reputation for producing leaders in professional service at local, national and international levels. Students benefit from an extensive alumni community (and the New England LIS community) that enriches the doctoral experience. Our program emphasizes scholarship, teaching, and service and prepares students for research and faculty positions.

In this flexible Ph.D. program, students work with their faculty advisors to tailor the program to their scholarly interests and career goals. The course of study includes a combination of required and elective courses, independent study, workshops, and guided experiences. During the program, students are able to investigate a variety of dissertation topics within library and information science, as well as within information professions.

Doctoral studies can be conducted at various intersections of setting, audience, and activity. Some examples of study areas which build on strengths among SLIS faculty <http://www.simmons.edu/academics/faculty/faculty-search-results?kw=&l=&sch=%7BA0E2A6BA-03E8-432E-81E5-188DA8F25C23%7D&dpt=&ft=true&page=1include:

  • Archives, Digital Archives, and Preservation Management
  • Information literacy and Information Services
  • Information Organization and Metadata
  • Information Behavior, Usability, and User Experience Research
  • Social Justice, Diversity in LIS Profession
  • Social and Community Informatics


Graduates of the Simmons SLIS Ph.D. program:

  • Demonstrate in-depth familiarity with scholarship in the field of library, archival,  and information science;
  • Articulate prominent theories in the field of library, archival, and information sciences;
  • Identify researchable problems and applies relevant research studies, research designs, and methodologies to tasks requiring problem-solving and critical thinking;
  • Analyze and present information, including research proposals and findings, clearly and accurately in a variety of formats;
  • Conduct qualitative, quantitative or mixed method research studies by engaging in reflective inquiry, performing data collection and analysis, composing research reports, and producing publications and a dissertation;
  • Engage in teaching activities, develop appropriate unit- or course-level student learning outcomes, and plan and implement learning experiences that assist students to achieve those outcomes; and
  • Lead service activities for local, national, or international professional associations and communities.



The SLIS Ph.D. program offers tuition coverage for coursework to top students every year. In addition, students may be offered paid teaching assistant or research assistant positions. For the 2018-2019 academic year, one Doctoral Fellowship will be awarded to a full-time student. This fellowship will include tuition coverage and a paid research assistantship.

We are pleased to accept applications through January 15, 2018. Please visit our website for details on how to apply:
http://www.simmons.edu/academics/graduate-programs/library-and-information-science-phd

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Call for Nominations: NETSL 2018

New England Technical Services Librarians (NETSL) Executive Board is seeking nominations for its annual NETSL Award for Excellence in Library Technical Services.

The NETSL Award recognizes and honors significant New England-based contributions to the field of library technical services. Eligible librarians include those who live outside of New England but whose service to the profession has impacted New England libraries, and those who reside in New England and have made contributions on a national level through publications, service, or innovations in practice.

NETSL wants to hear about those technical services librarians who have inspired others. Do you have a colleague who has tackled today's challenges in technical services and triumphed? Do you know a person who leads the way in innovation, collaboration, or data integration? If you know someone who merits any or all of these descriptions, please consider submitting a nomination. You do not need to be a member of NETSL to make a nomination.

The next NETSL Award will be presented at the annual conference to be held on Monday, April 2, 2018 at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.

Eligibility for nomination:

  • Nominations must be accompanied by a written statement that includes the reasons for nomination and a narrative summary of the nominee's career and achievements. The person's resume or CV may be used to meet this requirement.
  • Nominees are not required to be NETSL/NELA members.
  • Current members of the NETSL Executive Board are not eligible for consideration.

Submit your nomination online by Friday, January 26, 2018. The Board reserves the right to suspend the Award for a year if no suitable candidate is nominated.

Further information, including past recipients, is available on the NETSL website: https://netsl.wordpress.com/award/.

See here for full announcement.

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Intern, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

The Library of Congress is pleased to announce a new internship opportunity, which provides a qualified master and doctoral student the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills involving the long-term preservation and accessibility of digital collections. The Cultural Sustainability Internship will offer hands-on experience with and exposure to 21st-century preservation issues facing cultural heritage institutions with a mission to sustain long-term, durable access to their collections.

The Library is currently recruiting talent for this unique opportunity, and hope you will help spread the word. Applications for this paid internship will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. February 21, 2018. For more information, keep reading.

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be currently enrolled in a degree-granting master or doctoral program
  • Must be available to work onsite in Washington, D.C. from June 4 to August 10, 2018
  • Must be a U.S. citizen

 

Qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience implementing digital preservation principles, tools, and technologies
  • Knowledge and experience with analog and digital media preservation
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to different audiences
  • Familiarity with metadata standards such as PREMIS, PBCore, and Dublin Core
  • Familiarity with basic computer science techniques such as batch processing and scripting

 

Application Procedure

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Science Curriculum Library Intern, Manville School, Boston, MA

Description

A unique information management, digitization project, and school library opportunity working in a K-10 school environment. This internship will both help create a user-friendly database of science, technology, and engineering (STE) curriculum for multiple audiences and help set up an improved library collection for students and staff. Joint supervision will be provided by a STE Curriculum Coordinator and a MLIS-degreed science librarian.

  

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

 

Specific Duties 

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

 

Potential Tasks

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

  • Cataloging and Metadata
  • Original and copy cataloging for books in the general collection
  • Original and copy cataloging for special materials (e.g., science kits)
  • Creating metadata for physical materials and digital resources
  • Reference and/or Research
  • Research state standards
  • Identify materials which meet these standards from a variety of sources
  • Provide reference and resource assistance to students and staff
  • Youth Services
  • Work within a K-10 environment
  • Focus on youth with emotional, neurological, or learning difficulties
  • Update a new K-10 library for staff and students
  • Special collections
  • Digitizing a specialized educational science, technology, and engineering collection
  • Creating a unique database of special collections materials, both open and proprietary

 

 

Perks 

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

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

This is a paid internship.

 

Qualifications

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

 

Interested parties will need to submit a resume and three references to Anastasia Karasoulos-Vekiarides at avekiarides@jbcc.harvard.edu.

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Open Access Intern, Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication, Cambridge, MA

Open Access Internship | Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication

Cambridge, MA

 

Description 

The Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication is looking for an intern to do some research related to open access and scholarly communication. We have several small-to-medium sized projects in mind, and will pick one or more in collaboration with the candidate, based on our priorities at the time and the candidate's strengths and interests. Previous projects included testing how well Google and Google Scholar index Harvard's open-access repository (DASH), comparing open-access repositories at peer institutions to DASH, and investigating the correlation between the downloads and citations of works on deposit in DASH. Some of these research projects could be worked up into publications or (with permission from Simmons) into credit-bearing work.

 

Potential research and metadata projects include: 

  • Figure out approximately how many articles by Harvard authors are open access elsewhere and not in DASH. (We have suggested methods for this.)
  • Figure out how adequately a certain tool (SHARE Notify) tracks research by Harvard authors. (We have suggested methods for this.)
  • For selected repositories at other universities, learn how deposits break down by category, e.g. scholarly articles, dissertations, books, book chapters, administrative records, digitized works from special collections, and so on.
  • Figure out approximately how many Harvard authors find sources outside Harvard to pay article processing charges (APCs) for articles they publish in fee-based OA journals. (We have suggested methods for this.)
  • Figure out what is needed to support text mining of DASH through a service called COnnecting REpositories (CORE).
  • Figure out whether other institutions have anything comparable to our concept of a Center for Open Research.
  • Learn the current state of certain tools to help automate deposits into repositories like DASH.
  • Learn the current state of certain tools to extract text from PDFs.

 

Qualifications

Curiosity, willingness to try new things, good research and writing skills, and interest in open access.

 

Submit a letter of interest and resume to Colin Lukens at colin_lukens@harvard.edu.

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Library Intern, Thomas Crane Public Library, Quincy, MA

Library Intern | Thomas Crane Public Library

Quincy, MA

 

General Statement of Duties

Performs a variety of tasks related to special collections and technical services at the main library.

Supervision Received

Works under the general direction of the Assistant Library Director and the direct supervision of the Head of Information Services and Special Collections and the Head of Technical Services.

Duties

Inventory library's back-file of periodicals in storage, update corresponding item records in the catalog, and maintain magazine holdings information in Excel files. As time allows, duties may also include discarding issues of magazines, discarding copy records in the library catalog, and deleting received issues in the serials module of SirsiDynix. Assists with archival collection inventory. Data entry for Patriot Ledger index.
Performs related duties in special collections, as assigned.

Education

Currently enrolled in a library science master's degree program.

Experience

Strong verbal and written communication skills and basic computer skills are required. Some previous experience in libraries preferred, but not required. Completed coursework in technical services and/or special collections and experience with the Dewey Decimal system are assets.

Other

Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing. Skill in performing routine and non-routine procedures involving many steps. Ability to accurately follow complex written and/or verbal instructions and pay close attention to detail.

Physical Requirements

Ability to lift and carry books and other library materials up to 25 pounds, push loaded book trucks, and operate a computer keyboard and barcode scanner. Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time, and to bend, stoop, reach and walk. There may be limited exposure to dust and dirt. Vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Submit a letter of interest and resume to Therese Mosorjak at tmosorjak@ocln.org

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Access Services Associate, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

Information Delivery and Library Access (ID&LA)
(Library Assistant III - evening position)

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

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Access Services Associate participates in circulation, reserves, stacking and service desk operations. They hire and direct the work of student assistants, may coordinate student project work, and serve as a resource to other staff, sharing in-depth knowledge of library operations, procedures and technical applications. They deliver high quality information service to the MIT community across physical and virtual service points and are responsible for interpretation of library policies and procedures to users, and for providing information about access to collections and spaces. The Associate shares responsibility for opening/closing the library and for reporting facilities and safety incidents/issues. Position responsibilities may also include handling financial transactions, library events, coordination with MIT security, physical space and collection management, collecting and analyzing statistics, processing materials for collections, and working with staff across the Libraries to resolve complex problems and issues. The Associate contributes to the formulation of service enhancements, policy development, and streamlining work practices, participates in training staff, contributes to the development of documentation and training materials, and are involved in planning, testing, and implementing new services, procedures, and systems. They also participate in local and library-wide committees/teams/groups or projects.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required - High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience. Two years direct/related experience that provides an understanding of library or service functions (post high school education can count toward experience). In-depth experience with automated library systems and with standard software (e.g. MS Office, e-mail, calendar) as well as an ability to generate reports and to work with data. Excellent customer service skills and a strong commitment to public service. Excellent interpersonal skills including ability to work and contribute both independently and as an integral part of a service team, and to work collaboratively and interact effectively with a diverse group of people. Strong communication skills including ability to listen to and understand user requests, interpret policies and procedures clearly. Excellent organizational skills, including ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines, as well as problem solving skills that include ability to identify and analyze problems and exercise good judgment in carrying out solutions with minimal supervision. Demonstrated desire to learn and a keenness for mastering new software, systems and technology and for assisting others in their use. Demonstrated initiative and flexibility for successfully adapting and working creatively in a dynamic environment. Ability to work under pressure. Exemplary attendance and dependability a must. Ability to lift 40 lbs., move boxes, shelve library materials and push book trucks; tolerance for exposure to dust. Preferred - Experience in academic and/or research library. Experience in customer service environment. Experience working with Aleph ILS. Experience in training and/or directing the work of others. Bachelor's degree.

HOURS: 35 hours per week. Monday-Thursday 4pm-midnight, Friday noon-8pm (all closing shifts); hours may change based on coverage needs and MIT's academic calendar.

HOURLY RATE AND BENEFITS: $20.00/hour minimum. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and fully subsidized MBTA passes for local bus and subway service. The MIT Libraries affords a flexible and collegial working environment and provides opportunities for training and skill development.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at http://careers.mit.edu/; applications must include cover letter and resume. Priority consideration given to complete applications received by January 26, 2018. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly welcomes applications from qualified women and minority candidates. Professionals who enthusiastically embrace the empathy, courage, self-reflection and respect of a multi-cultural, diverse and inclusive workplace, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions are encouraged to apply.

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Information Research Specialist, Knowledge & Library Services, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

Information Research Specialist, Knowledge & Library Services, HBS

Duties & Responsibilities The Information Research Specialist is a valued member of Baker Research Services (BRS), a team of librarians, MBAs, statisticians, and economists with deep expertise working with licensed and publicly available data sources. BRS provides support to Harvard Business School faculty and doctoral students across multiple phases of research, teaching and learning. Our services include: advising on best resources for a research project; sourcing, acquiring and preparing data for analysis; methodological and statistical consulting; managing projects from beginning to end; finding innovative ways to communicate research findings; and much more.

Licensed business data sources frequently used in BRS include Bloomberg, CRSP, Capital IQ, Compustat, Datastream/Eikon, Factset, SDC, Thomson One and others.

Working Relationships:

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

Responsibilities:

The Information Research Specialist in Baker Research Services:

  • Supports the creation of original intellectual property by Harvard Business School (HBS) faculty and doctoral students in the forms of scholarly articles and books, cases, conference presentations, course materials, and testimony.
  • Responds accurately and rapidly to the information needs of clients using electronic, printed, and other types of information sources. Responsible for completing a varying number of longterm research projects as well as responding to quick-turnaround information requests.
  • Researches, identifies, evaluates, obtains, accesses, interprets and analyzes text and quantitative information and data from printed and digital sources including, but not limited to: macroeconomic, financial, accounting, and securities data, and information collected from thirdparty and non-traditional sources.
  • Builds and manages coherent spreadsheets and databases, merges data from multiple sources and formats, performs statistical analyses, and creates data visualizations representing results of research and analyses.
  • Consults with and advises researchers on optimal methodologies and interpretations of results.
  • Serves as backup to Senior Information Research Specialist in providing colleagues and customers with training, maintenance, and support for specialized research databases and analytical software in Baker Research Services
  • Participates in Baker Library and Harvard Library committees, working groups, events, etc.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Masters degree or equivalent graduate education in Economics, Statistics, Library/Information Science, Business Administration or other relevant discipline.
  • Minimum 5+ years of applicable work experience.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in accessing and preparing for analysis data from diverse sources and in structured and unstructured formats, using Excel and at least one statistical analysis software package (SAS, Stata, R, etc.)

Additional Qualifications:

  • Solid understanding of business and economics concepts, related quantitative/qualitative measures for research application, and research methodologies, practices, and tools.
  • Experience finding, collecting, cleaning, manipulating and analyzing quantitative data in a research environment, including experience with third-party business data sources.
  • Record of participation in research, preferably in a business-related discipline and particularly in the process of accessing and preparing raw data for analysis.
  • Ability to work closely with HBS faculty, doctoral students, research assistants, and colleagues to understand and assist with the achievement of their research goals and to help resolve problems.
  • Knowledge of literature databases (particularly business literature databases such as Factiva, EBSCO, and LexisNexis) and experience with tools and strategies for searching these databases, organizing voluminous search results, and integrating results with data from other sources.
  • Highly developed skills and creativity in information research, organization, presentation and delivery; excellent critical thinking skills; superb customer service. Able to produce timely, high quality results under pressure.
  • Proven record of managing client relationships, setting priorities, meeting multiple deadlines and sharing workloads and projects with a research team.
  • Demonstrated ability to instruct and guide others in the use of data sources and data analysis tools and to troubleshoot problems.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work well with others and to collaborate and contribute to group projects-- such as participation on committees and working groups- within the department, across Knowledge and Library Services, and across the Harvard Library.

Working knowledge of data visualization tools (Tableau, D3, R), Python or other scripting languages, and/or MariaDB is a plus.

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

Cover Letter is Required.

Follow us on Twitter @HBSJobs Explore HBS Work Culture at http://www.hbs.edu/employment/ and learn about other Employment Opportunities.

Harvard Business School will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.

To apply for this position please visit: http://bit.ly/2mkoEgE.

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Head, Information Technology Services & Digital Strategies Operations, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, WA

THE LIBRARIES  

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

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES & DIGITAL STRATEGIES

Information Technology Services & Digital Strategies (ITS & DS) is one of five departments in the Research & Learning Services portfolio of the University of Washington Libraries. The department has 16 staff: 5 librarians, 10 professional staff, and 1 classified staff organized in 4 units. Staff in the department provide leadership and support for services such as desktop and staff technology, the discovery layer & integrated library systems, GIS, repository management and development, web publishing, usability/user experience, and the Libraries' technology infrastructure. ITS & DS staff collaborate with colleagues throughout the Libraries and across campus on projects and initiatives to support the University's mission, which is the preservation, advancement, and dissemination of knowledge.

THE POSITION

Reporting to the Libraries' Director of Information Technology Services & Digital Strategies (ITS & DS), the Head, ITS & DS Operations manages the day-to-day operations of Libraries' ITS & DS, serves as the primary contact within ITS & DS for the Libraries' various digital content repositories, shares responsibility for communication and troubleshooting of the Libraries' Integrated Library System (ILS), and supervises and evaluates staff in ITS & DS assigned to this unit. With other unit heads in the department, this position is responsible for ensuring that the services delivered by Libraries ITS & DS meet appropriate levels of quality and availability.

The Head, ITS & DS Operations, participates in the planning, development and implementation of the Libraries distributed computing environment, with an emphasis on our institutional, data, and image repositories and services to the public and to Libraries' staff.

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES and DUTIES:

Leadership

  • Manages the departmental operations of Libraries' Information Technology Services and Digital Strategies. With other unit heads, shares responsibility for the communication and management of services.
  • Manages the Libraries' digital content repositories. Works with colleagues in Libraries Scholarly Communications & Publishing, UW-IT, the Office of Research, and other stakeholder groups to ensure our digital content repositories (institutional, data, image collections, etc.) are properly integrated and aligned with campus systems, services, and policies.
  • Contributes to the management of ITS & DS, and the Libraries, through participation in the development and implementation of policies, plans, and programs, coordinating and cooperating with all areas as appropriate.
  • Participates in the analysis of the networked information needs of end-users and library staff; participates in the design, development, testing, and implementation of appropriate solutions.
  • Carries out new projects; assists in developing guidelines for library supported services; and identifies policy, technical, and programmatic needs of those services. This may include the selection and/or creation, evaluation, and deployment of tools and processes for effective service management.

 

Management

  • Supervises personnel assigned to the unit.
  • Recommends personnel actions of staff and ensures employees receive appropriate training, supervision, and support to excel in their jobs.
  • Communicates and interacts appropriately, effectively, and positively. 

Collaboration

  • Participates in Libraries technology initiatives.
  • Collaborates on the development of repository building initiatives.
  • Participates in Libraries- or University-wide committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate.
  • Represents the needs and priorities of ITS&DS to Libraries and campus stakeholders.

 

Professional Development

  • Maintains an awareness of information technology standards and digital library initiatives and their application in academic libraries, and provides recommendations about local implementation where appropriate.
  • Fosters professional development of librarians and staff to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing environment.
  • Participates in professional groups and attends conferences/meetings as needed.
  • Is familiar with, understands, and follows the Libraries Personal Communication Responsibility Guidelines.
  • Undertakes special projects as needed and assigned. Assumes other responsibilities as assigned; performs other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  • Five years of experience in position(s) of increasing responsibility within academic libraries.
  • Specific training and/or direct experience with the following: integrated library system management and support, institutional and/or data repositories, and IT service management practices.
  • Demonstrated user-centered service philosophy and proven ability to work with colleagues and users who possess varying degrees of technical expertise.
  • Demonstrated excellence in the following skills: verbal and written communication, interpersonal, planning, organizational, and analytical.
  • Must be knowledgeable about current trends in information technology and digital library initiatives.
  • Ability to function well in a changing environment, to work effectively within a large complex organization, and exercise initiative.

 

Desired

  • Familiarity or experience with ContentDM, DSpace, ESRI ArcGIS, Ex Libris' Alma/Primo integrated library and discovery systems, Hyrax/Samvera, OJS, Plone, and/or Sharepoint.
  • Familiarity with web accessibility standards and practices (WCAG 2.0, Section 508, etc.).
  • Familiarity with vendor negotiation and/or software licensing.

 

SALARY

$60,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.

 

RANK

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

 

BENEFITS

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

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

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

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

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, February 9, 2018

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Law Librarian, American Law Division, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

The American Law Division of the Congressional Research Service (CRS) is seeking a Law Librarian to support the work of the United States Congress.

The Law Librarian is responsible for providing legal reference and information research services to congressional clients, legislative attorneys, and policy analysts; developing search techniques and files for handling specific types of requests; searching Library of Congress, CRS, and external electronic resources in response to requests for information; examining publications, electronic resources, and trends in a variety of areas; developing knowledge of collections for use in performing research tasks; and assisting with the creation and maintenance of databases, web pages, collaborative tools, and other information systems.

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 is a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

 

CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo/.

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Call for Papers: Information/Control - Control in the Age of Post Truth

The deadline for the following call for papers for a special issue of the Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies (JCLIS) has been extended until 28 February.

Information/Control - Control in the Age of Post Truth
Guest Editors: Stacy E. Wood & James Lowry

http://libraryjuicepress.com/journals/index.php/jclis/announcement/view/6 

In his 1992 "Postscript on the Societies of Control," Gilles Deleuze diagnosed our society as a control society. He argued that the closure and containment that characterized the subject and the state - previously described by Michel Foucault as the product of modernity - was giving way to a much more complex set of sociotechnical configurations that blurred the boundaries and limits of control. Within the context of information studies, the concept of control has its own particular legacies. Posed as the cure to a natural chaos, the discipline's pursuit of authority control, bibliographic control, and controlled vocabularies represent a field epistemologically invested in order.

Since Deleuze's diagnosis, contemporary information systems and technologies have enabled unprecedented forms of control to permeate life at multiple levels, from the molecular to the global: From the manipulation of bioinformatic elements through gene sequencing to mass data collection policies, the relationship between information and control is increasingly entangled as they are threaded through our personal, professional, and public lives. Yet, as forms and mechanisms of control become more granular, the traditional modes of information control are challenged and the figure of the "gatekeeper" recedes. New evidential paradigms signified by the diagnostic of "post-truth," new forms of consensus building via algorithmic logic, and a breakdown of the boundaries of information literacy all signify a challenge to traditional understandings of information control.

This poses a challenge and opportunity for information scholars and researchers to engage with ideas and concepts around the society of control, across disciplines. By foregrounding the mechanisms, intended purposes, and unintended effects of the relationship between control and information, this special issue will provide a forum to explore and critically engage an as yet underdeveloped line of thinking.

The scope of this issue might include research on:
  • Editorial control, citizen journalism and "alt-facts"
  • Informational panopticons; data gathering, aggregation and re-use in the context of the international rise of the Right
  • Obfuscation, counterveillance and information activism
  • Analyses of information policy, including approaches to classifying and redacting
  • Political discourses about leaks, breaches and other forms of loss of control
  • Other overt and/or covert uses of records and information in the "society of control"
  • Technologies and techniques of control within information systems
  • Taxonomies and controlled vocabularies
  • The "politics of metadata" in relation to state control
Deadline for Submission: 28 February 2018

 

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Library Clerk, Children's Room, Wayland Public Library, Wayland, MA

Position Title:  Library Clerk/Substitute -- Children's Room

Part-Time:  Currently at least one weekly shift, one Saturday per month and possibly one Sunday per month; and an undetermined number of substitute hours

Grade: Non-union hourly library clerk 

Wages:  $16.01 - $20.90 per hour, no benefits

 

Description of Position: Part-time position working in the Children's Department of a busy, medium-sized public library which prides itself on superior customer service. Additional hours substituting for day, evening, and weekend shifts as needed by the library.  Performs various tasks relating to the circulation of children's materials, including but not limited to checking books in and out, collecting fines, answering patron queries, assigning new library cards to patrons, and other duties as necessary. May be assigned responsibilities related to the opening and closing of the library facility.

Minimum Entrance Requirements: Bachelor's degree required. Experience working with children and working knowledge of children's literature. Experience in a circulation department and/or a children's room of a public library preferred. Familiarity with Sierra software preferred. The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated ability to interact with children and adults with patience and discretion, as well as excellent organizational talents and attention to detail.  Good written and oral communication skills are essential, as is the capacity to work efficiently and energetically. Familiarity with Microsoft Office a plus. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, associates and the general public. Ability to work both independently and as a team member. Willingness to learn new skills. Tact, diplomacy, and flexibility in schedule.

 

Physical Requirements: Must be physically capable of shelving books: ability to lift, bend, kneel, stoop, and be able to push a book cart weighing up to 50 pounds. Ability to operate a keyboard at efficient speed and sit at a computer for long periods of time.  Specific vision requirements include close vision and the ability to adjust focus

 

Apply Via Email or US Post Office To:

Pam McCuen, Head of Youth Services

Wayland Public Library

5 Concord Road

Wayland, MA  01778

pmccuen@minlib.net.   No phone calls, please.

Position open until filled 

The Town of Wayland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Call for Proposals: The Political / The Personal The Global and Local Function of Regional Media

July 19-21, 2018 19th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium

Bucksport, Maine, USA Proposals Due: March 15, 2018

-Seeking presentation proposals from archivists, collectors and academics-

Conceptually connected to our more broadly conceived 2017program, NHF19 is also about regional media, regional archives, and regional work. This year, however, we hope to consider the tension (real and perceived) between regional media's global and local functions. To this end, we invite presentations exploring the inward and outward gaze of local film, television, and video production. Our aim is to assemble a program that moves us, collectively, from materials focused on the here and now of their regional and temporal locality, to those aiming outward, to the future, to other regions, to a notion of a larger, connected community.

Twenty-first century regional moving image archives discover and collect increasingly diverse audiovisual artifacts that represent increasingly diverse media-making populations. We seek to bring together archivists, collectors, scholars, and practitioners involved with regional AV archives--and regional AV collections within a general archives--to consider this topic from a range of perspectives. THIS IS NOT MERELY A CONCEPTUAL, ACADEMICALLY-FOCUSED SYMPOSIUM TOPIC. The personal/political dichotomy also has a profound effect on, for example, structures of institutional funding and support as well as individual and collective priorities.

Calling upon the regional moving image archive community internationally, we hope to create an atmosphere for sharing case studies, developing collaborative initiatives, discussing what works and what doesn't, and screening/discussing representative material from the world's regional film and AV archives. Some topics to consider...others are welcome:

  • Regional collection policies regarding materials that DON'T reflect the locality
  • Itinerant film/filmmakers
  • Issues of classification & cataloging
  • Film/Video journals/diaries
  • Local coverage of global events
  • Travelogues, tourist films, vacation films/videos
  • Social justice media (film, video, online)
  • Protest footage
  • HYPER-local regional media
  • Local/regional politics and programs
  • Local advertising
  • Region-specific media
  • Regional media's usefulness outside of its locality
  • Campaign films
  • Convention footage

Please send a 250-500 word abstract outlining your presentation idea and a brief cv via e-mail to: symposium@oldfilm.org. 

The Summer Symposium Program Committee is: Devin Orgeron, North Carolina State University; Audrey Amidon, National Archives and Records Administration; Liz Czach, University of Alberta; Dino Everett, University of Southern California; Heidi Holmstrom, National Archives and Records Administration; and Jennifer Jenkins, University of Arizona. We are happy to discuss your presentation ideas with you in advance of a formal submission. The Symposium Program Committee will begin reviewing proposals on March 15, 2018 and will finalize the program by April 10, 2018. 

Northeast Historic Film, an independent nonprofit organization, was founded in 1986 to preserve and make available moving images of interest to the people of northern New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts). We hold ten million feet of film in 8mm, Super 8mm, 9.5mm, 16mm, 28mm, and 35mm and 8,000 analog and digital video recordings that do not duplicate the film holdings. NHF is located in a 1916 cinema building with purpose-built cold storage and a study center in Bucksport, a town of 5,000 on the coast of Maine (for more info on NHF, please visit: http://www.oldfilm.org). In the Alamo Theatre on Main Street, NHF houses a 125-seat cinema with DCP, 35mm, 16mm, videotape, and DVD projection. 

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Library Clerk, Wayland Public Library, Wayland, MA

JOB POSTING

Position Title:            Library Clerk/Substitute - Circulation Desk

Part-Time:                 Currently at least one weekly shift AND one Saturday per month; and an undetermined number of substitute hours

 

Grade:                        Non-union hourly library clerk

 

Wages:                       $15.69 - $20.48 per hour, no benefits

 

Description of Position

Part-time position working in the Circulation Department of a busy, medium-sized public library which prides itself on superior customer service. Additional hours substituting for day, evening, and weekend shifts as needed by the library.  Performs various tasks relating to the circulation of materials, including but not limited to checking books in and out, collecting fines, answering patron queries, assigning new library cards to patrons, and other duties as necessary. May be assigned responsibilities related to the opening and closing of the library facility.

Minimum Entrance Requirements: 

Bachelor's degree required. Strong computer skills and ability to use office production software is essential. Experience in a circulation department of a public library preferred. Familiarity with Sierra software desirable, particularly with Innovative Interfaces Incorporated Sierra software. The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated ability to interact with adults and children with patience and discretion, as well as excellent organizational talents and attention to detail.  Good written and oral communication skills are essential, as is the capacity to work efficiently and energetically. Familiarity with Microsoft Office a plus. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, associates and the general public. Ability to work both independently and as a team member. Willingness to learn new skills. Tact, diplomacy, and flexibility in schedule.

 

Physical Requirements:

Must be physically capable of shelving books: ability to lift, bend, kneel, stoop, and be able to push a book cart weighing up to 50 pounds. Ability to operate a keyboard at efficient speed and sit at a computer for long periods of time.  Specific vision requirements include close vision and the ability to adjust focus

 

Apply Via Email or US Post Office To:

Sarah Hogan

Head of Circulation, Wayland Public Library

5 Concord Road

Wayland, MA  01778

shogan@minlib.net

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Call for Proposals: NETSL 2018

Mark your calendars for the
NETSL 2018 Annual Spring Conference!

When: Monday, April 2, 2018

Where: College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Conference theme: New Opportunities & Collaborations with Technical Services

Keynote speaker: Marilyn Billings, Scholarly Communication and Special Initiatives Librarian, UMass Amherst Libraries

Call for proposals:

The NETSL Executive Board is seeking proposals for 60 minute breakout sessions (such as a panel discussion, workshop or skills training) and 7 minute lightning talks in accordance with our 2018 theme, New Opportunities & Collaborations with Technical Services. Topics might include:

  • digital humanities
  • data management
  • migrations
  • automation
  • collaborating across units
  • cross training
  • technology skill-sharing
  • troubleshooting
  • cataloging/metadata
  • preservation/digitization
  • working with archives / institutional repositories

Speakers will receive complimentary registration to the 2018 NETSL Conference. You can see titles of past presentations since 2005 at https://netsl.wordpress.com/netslconference.

The deadline for proposal submission is 5 p.m. EST on Friday, January 26, 2018.  Applicants will be notified about their proposal status in early February.

Submit your breakout session or lightning talk proposal:
https://netslproposals2018.questionpro.com

Registration will open in February 2018. Please visit https://netsl.wordpress.com for more information or email netsl@nelib.org and a board member will respond.

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On-Call/Substitute Research Law Librarian, AccuFile, Inc., Boston, MA

Wage/Salary: TBD

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

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

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

Qualifications:

  • MLS and Law Library experience required.
  • Must be able to provide own transportation.

Application Instructions: Interested candidates should email cover letter and resume to Karen Gatteny at jobs@accufile.com

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Law Librarian, AccuFile, Inc., Waltham, MA

Wage: TBD - based upon education and related experience.

Description: AccuFile, Inc., a professional Library services firm, is seeking part-time (10-12 hrs/wk), Law Librarian in the Waltham area. The Law Librarian performs a wide range of duties in support of the Firm's attorney's and on-site library. 

Responsibilities include: all aspects of managing the law library including legal research and reference assistance. The ideal candidate must be a hands on and highly organized individual.

Application Instructions:

  • Working knowledge of principles and procedures of professional library work
  • Provide skilled legal and non-legal research using traditional and electronic resources
  • Library operational functions to include rectifying and processing vendor invoices, inter-library loan duties, checking in library material in firms ILS.
  • Ability to deliver superior service to all internal and external customers and communicate effectively
  • MLS required
  • Law firm or law library experience preferred

www.accufile.com

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Librarian, St. Luke's School, New Canaan, CT

2018-19​ ​Job​ ​Opening:​ ​Full-Time​ ​Middle​ ​School​ ​Librarian

St. Luke's School, a secular, college-preparatory day school serving grades 5 through 12 in New Canaan, Connecticut, seeks a full-time Middle School Librarian to join us in opening a new two-story, 36,000 sq. ft. wing for Library, Humanities and Art in September 2018. We hope to add a dynamic, collaborative Library professional to help manage abundant resources including a carefully curated print collection, more than 200k e-books, a Discovery catalog and a robust suite of databases. The new Library includes 2 dedicated instructional classrooms, breakout space, and an adjacent cafe, and will continue to serve as the academic heart of the school, providing opportunities for collaboration, creativity and camaraderie.

Primary​ ​Job​ ​Responsibilities:

  • Implement a comprehensive Information Literacy curriculum in the Middle School.
  • Create, expand, or redesign grade-level-targeted programs and/or classes to ensure delivery of Information Literacy and Digital Citizenship instruction to all Middle School students.
  • Work with Middle School Division and Department leadership to align existing resources and practices with a Recreational Reading Philosophy.
  • Participate in an after-school activity for three seasons (athletic coaching a plus).
  • Serve as co-advisor for a group of 6 to 8 students.
  • Assist with supervisory duties, study hall proctoring, and chaperoning.

Key​ ​Skills​ ​and​ ​Qualities:

  • An MLS from an ALA accredited institution (or foreign equivalent) or MLS-in-process required.
  • Inspiring, positive, flexible, and collaborative
  • Self-starter that enjoys working independently
  • Experience with original and copy cataloging, and working with library technology, especially LibGuides
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Understands the needs of and takes enjoyment in working with adolescents
  • Interest in and enthusiasm for leadership education as defined below.

St. Luke's attracts families from 25 towns throughout Connecticut and New York. A combination of challenging academics and truly exceptional community support distinguishes St. Luke's and encourages our students to go above and beyond their own expectations. St. Luke's offers an inclusive environment where differences in race, culture, and personal beliefs are embraced as assets that enhance education. St. Luke's prides itself on being a forward-thinking school and home to the Center For Leadership - where students hone their own distinct leadership skills by developing a design mindset, an inclusive ethos, a global perspective, and a service orientation.

If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and references by email to Jim Foley, Assistant Head of School for Leadership & Innovation, at foleyj@stlukesct.org and Elizabeth Nelson, Library Director, at nelsone@stlukesct.org.

St. Luke's School is an equal opportunity employer. St. Luke's School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law with regard to hiring, terms and conditions of employment or educational programs. We strive to provide a welcoming educational environment where the value and dignity of every member is respected.

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Social Science Librarians Boot Camp, Tisch Library, Tisch Library, Tufts University, Medford, MA

The 8th annual Social Science Librarians Boot Camp will be held on Friday, June 1st at Tisch Library, Tufts University in Medford, MA. The conference is an opportunity for librarians working in the social sciences to come together to hear the latest research on social science topics, learn new skills, and network with peers. Registration will open in Spring 2018. Check the SSLBC website for the latest information.

Have you taught an awesome workshop you'd like to share with your fellow social science librarians? Have you attended a seminar you think would be perfect for Social Science Librarians Bootcamp? The Committee wants to know!  We are always looking to keep our content relevant and exciting and we want to hear from you!  Send us your suggestions: https://goo.gl/forms/UxRisT4XNaI9rEiC2 

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Young Adult Librarian, Southwick Public Library, Southwick, MA

Young Adult (YA) Librarian

This position also includes Children's Librarian & Reference Librarian Responsibilities

Supervision

The Young Adult (YA) Librarian reports to the Library Director and is responsible for all aspects of library services and programs for teens in 7th-12th grade. In addition, the occupant of the position is expected to perform the regular duties of the position under the general supervision of the Library Director and/or Assistant Director. This position is responsible for the orientation, training and cross-training with other personnel as assigned. The occupant of this position is expected to perform the regular duties with minimal direct supervision.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Strong interpersonal communication skills with teens, children and adults are necessary in the position. This librarian is the primary contact for young adults who visit the library. The YA librarian will assist patrons with research, referencing, computer sign-ups, computer issues, circulation procedures and direct patrons to appropriate staff when necessary.

Evaluate and weed the entire Young Adult collection and the entire Children's Room non-fiction, biography, and reference sections on a regular basis and select and catalog materials to develop these collections.

Responsible for the Children's Room when a Children's Librarian is not scheduled or is conducting a program.

Provide reference services Monday - Friday during day time hours.

Supervise and train library pages and volunteers within the Children's and Young Adult Departments.

Plan and promote use of young adult services through an ongoing public relations program. Develop and promote programs and special collections for the young adult age group and pursue grant money when applicable.

Participate in the school and public library cooperation programs and library services to students in the areas of research and reader's advisory.

Participate in and create tools for evaluating services and programs for young adults; maintain records and create reports as required.

Attend Regional Library activities that pertain to Young Adult Librarians. Maintain and develop knowledge of library procedures and activities by participating in appropriate in-service training and regional programs. Develop and maintain contact with other libraries.

Assist in maintenance and trouble-shooting of library equipment.

Perform other duties as required or duties as assigned by the Library Director and/or Assistant Director.

Acceptable Experience and Training

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required (a major in Education or English is preferred). One or two years relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience working with young adults.
  • Demonstrated interest in Public Library service

Special Knowledge/Abilities for Position

  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Enjoys working with teenagers
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with Evergreen software preferred
  • Ability to work independently

Physical Requirements

The occupant of the position must spend several hours a day walking, standing, and sitting. Activities include moderate to frequent physical exertion in body movement such as reaching, bending and twisting. The position also requires moderate to frequent grasping, pulling and pushing of materials as well as fine manipulation associated with the required use of a computer, keyboard, and calculator. The Young Adult Librarian must also be able to lift and move objects up to twenty (20) pounds on a frequent basis.

Environmental Conditions

The Young Adult Librarian (YA) works indoors. The regular solvents used are adhesives such as rubber cement and cleaning solutions.

Interested individuals may obtain a copy of the Position Description and Town Employment Application by visiting the Southwick Public Library or on the Town's website at:

https://www.southwickma.org/sites/southwickma/files/uploads/employment_application.pdf

Applications and resumes must be received by dropping off or mailing to the Southwick Public Library, 95 Feeding Hills Road, Southwick, MA 01077.

The Town of Southwick is an ADA/EOE/AA employer.

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Executive Director, Wellesley Historical Society, Wellesley, MA

The Wellesley Historical Society is seeking an experienced, self-motivated and detail-oriented person to become its next full-time Executive Director. Founded in 1925, the Wellesley Historical Society's mission is to collect, interpret and display resources pertaining to the town's history and to promote public involvement in, and appreciation of its heritage.

The new director will work closely with the Board of Directors to lead the Society through a period of exciting organizational growth, including a capital campaign for the renovation of its new headquarters.

The Executive Director is responsible for managing the Society's day-to-day operations including communications and marketing, supervising the Curator and curatorial staff, coordinating annual fundraising and membership solicitations, overseeing budgeting and financial controls, coordinating and implementing programs and exhibition development, and providing support to the President and the Board of Directors.

The successful candidate will have a Master's Degree and/or a minimum of three to five years of museum administration experience, and strong interpersonal, administrative, and organizational skills. Experience with collections management software, such as PastPerfect, is preferred. Qualified candidates should be energetic, creative, and resourceful and be able to interact effectively with local media, schools, community groups, and the public.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please send cover letter and resume to the Search Committee, Wellesley Historical Society, 229 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02481 or email info@wellesleyhistoricalsociety.org.

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Executive Director, Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, Portland, ME

The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad and Industrial Heritage Trust is seeking an Executive Director to be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Organization's operations, focusing on development, and executive management. The Director oversees a staff of 4 full-time and 5 part-time employees, and over 80 volunteers. Annual operating budget is $800,000.

Qualifications: The Executive Director is the chief executive officer of the Organization and, as such, is responsible for the general and fiscal leadership and management of the organization, including development, fundraising, budgets, programs, partnerships, and external relations. Above all, the Executive Director is charged with delivering on the mission and goals of the organization in a fiscally sound manner. This person plays a leading role, working closely with the Board and staff, in developing and articulating the strategic direction of the Organization and in implementing the resulting strategies and initiatives. This position requires an outstanding leader with exceptional communication skills, excellent development and fundraising skills, a strong public presence, and enthusiasm for making the case for the Organization to a variety of donors and partners. The individual must have analytic skills, the ability to multi-task, and some museum background is preferable. This individual must have the ability to work with the Board to create and carry out a unified vision for what the Organization can and should do. The ability to articulate a vision must be combined with the drive to achieve results.

Requirements: Relevant experience, development skills, proven leadership and fund-raising ability. A college degree is a plus, particularly in relevant disciplines. Museum and railroad experience preferred.

Salary: Compensation commensurate with experience. Negotiable.

TO APPLY send resume, cover letter, and professional references in confidence to executivedirectorsearch@mainenarrowgauge.org.

Deadline for applications is February 7, 2018. EOE

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Engagement & Development Coordinator, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, ME

This position supports the mission of the Museum through public outreach, collaborating on the fundraising team, and coordinating the Museum's public activities and income-generating opportunities. A successful candidate will have a genuine, outgoing personality and a sense of humor. S/he should be computer savvy, highly organized, able to multi-task and meet deadlines. As the first face that most visitors and donors will see, the Coordinator is expected to engage the public in fundraising, programs, and museum operations. This is a full-time, 35 hours per week, position with benefits.

Responsibilities: Oversee Visitor Services desk; Schedule regional tour groups and special group visits to the Museum; Act as point person for media; Assist with social media content and website blog; Maintain and initiate all development records and communications, including Annual Fund and Membership; Coordination of lecture series and speakers; Coordinate weekly (during the summer) Kennebunk Beach Walking Tour Guides and Historic District Tour Guides; Collaborate with Executive Director and Collections Manager on annual program of events; Coordinate Program Center rentals by outside organizations and individuals; Intake and orientation of new volunteers; Work with Executive Director to develop Museum Store; Work with Museum Team to develop community of local artists to support the new Modern Art Gallery; Office support: i.e. Answering phones; maintaining office supplies; greeting visitors.

Visit www.brickstoremuseum.org/employment to learn more.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Cynthia Walker, Executive Director, at cwalker@brickstoremuseum.org, by January 15th, 2018.

SALARY RANGE: $15/hour

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Summer Intern, Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, MA

The Hancock Shaker Village Summer Internship Program offers paid internships to qualified applicants in a variety of Village departments. Hancock Shaker Village is a National Historic Landmark dedicated to sharing the history, legacy, and continuing relevance of the Shakers, a religious group who lived at the site from 1790 until 1960. Interns at the Village work alongside staff and volunteers at this vibrant outdoor museum and living farm in western Massachusetts.

Ten-week, full-time internships (June 4-August 10, 2018) are available in the following departments: Curatorial, Museum Education, Events & Development, Marketing & PR, and Museum Store.

Fourteen-week, full-time internships are available in the Farm & Garden department (start and end dates flexible).

Interns receive a weekly stipend.

Detailed descriptions of each internship, qualifications, and application procedures are available at www.hancockshakervillage.org/employment.

Application deadline is March 30, 2018.

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Kress Fellowship, Art Librarianship, Yale University, New Haven, CT

2018/19 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship at Yale University
Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library
Yale University, New Haven, CT

Fixed Duration Position:  10 months from date of hire; non-renewable
Expected Start Date: July 1, 2018

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

THE UNIVERSITY AND THE LIBRARY

The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at web.library.yale.edu.

THE ROBERT B. HAAS FAMILY ARTS LIBRARY
The Haas Family Arts Library at Yale consists of collections from three formerly-separate operating units: Art and Architecture, Arts of the Book, and Drama. Now located under one roof, these libraries support the Schools of Architecture, Art, and Drama, and the department of the History of Art, as well as the teaching and research needs of the Yale community beyond the visual arts. In addition, the Arts Library houses several prominent archival and special collections in Art and Architecture, Arts of the Book, and Drama, ranging from type specimens and woodblocks to theatrical archives to one of the world's foremost collection of books on color. For additional information on the Haas Family Arts Library, please visit the Library's web site at web.library.yale.edu/arts.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Yale University Library welcomes applications for the 2018/19 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship. The Kress Fellowship is intended for a recent graduate from library school who wishes to pursue a career in art librarianship. This fellowship is made possible through the generosity of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.   Through this fellowship, the Kress Foundation seeks to achieve in the field of art librarianship what it has accomplished for art history and art conservation:  ensuring the growth of the discipline by promoting the advancement of new professionals.

The Haas Family Arts Library at Yale serves a distinguished array of academic and museum programs, architects, artists and scholars. Kress Fellows have the opportunity to interact with faculty, staff and students in distinguished Schools of Architecture, Art, and Drama; a nationally ranked department of the History of Art; and two outstanding university art museums, the Yale Center for British Art and the Yale University Art Gallery. They also have occasion to collaborate with colleagues from throughout the Yale University Library, including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the library and rare books department of the Yale Center for British Art. The rich professional and scholarly resources of New York City and Boston's art libraries and museums are within two hours' travel, providing further opportunities for professional growth and professional contact with colleagues.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Kress Fellowship is a 10-month appointment and focuses on multiple areas of art librarianship including public services, collection development and management, special collections, and digital collections.  Projects and activities will draw on subject areas served by the Haas Arts Library including the history of art, architecture, drama, and aligned area studies. The fellow will gain experience in reference services and library research education in the Haas Family Arts Library, Haas Arts Library Special Collections, and the Library and Archives of the Yale Center for British Art. Other activities will vary based on current Yale Library projects and the fellow's interest and experience.

During their tenure at Yale, Kress Fellows are expected to pursue mutually agreed-upon projects resulting in a publishable paper, a new library service (such as a webpage or research guide), or other relevant deliverables. Kress Fellows are also introduced to a broad spectrum of professional activities and may have the opportunity to perform collection development activities or assist with library-based exhibitions. Kress Fellows also participate in library planning committees and task forces and engage in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and other collaborative activities. Fellows are expected to be professionally active and represent the Library and the University in the academic, scholarly, and professional community. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science. Background in history of art, architecture or related arts disciplines. Excellent analytical, organizational, management, customer service, and interpersonal skills.  Ability to effectively build partnerships and promote the benefits of change in an academic culture that often values ambiguity, diversity of opinion, and historic precedent. Ability to communicate effectively through both oral and written expression. Ability to work both independently and collegially in a demanding and rapidly changing environment.

Preferred: Advanced degree and/or relevant experience in history of art, architecture or related arts disciplines. Experience with web design and development and electronic information resources. Experience with HTML and XML. Reading knowledge of two or more Western European languages.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

The Kress Fellowship is a competitive position. Applicants should submit a current resume or CV, a brief cover letter/statement of interest, and names and contact information for three professional references to Lindsay King via e-mail at lindsay.king@yale.edu, before February 1, 2018. The statement of interest is expected to reflect a genuine commitment to art librarianship and an interest in the provision of information services to the visual arts community. There is no application form. Please be sure to include "2018/19 Kress Fellowship" in the e-mail subject and cover letter.  A search committee of Yale librarians will review submissions. The Kress Fellow will be in residence at Yale for ten months and will receive an award of $40,000, prorated over the fellowship term. Health insurance will be provided.

BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENTS

All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. Internal candidates may be subject to a motor vehicle or credit check for this position based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent on successful completion of the required background check. Please visit http://your.yale.edu/policies-procedures/policies/hr-100-employment-policies for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

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Assistant Director, Access Services, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

POSITION: Assistant Director for Access Services

DEPARTMENT: Yale University Library

STARS Requisition #: 47195BR 

Reporting to the Associate Director for Access and Research Services, the Assistant Director for Access Services provides oversight and coordination for a wide range of library services including: information desks, basic reference, circulation, course reserves, resource sharing, and stacks maintenance in a busy, service-focused visual and performing arts library. Participates in hiring, training, supervising, coaching, and evaluating the work of five FTE staff and a corps of student workers. S/he collaborates with other librarians to provide research support to Arts Library patrons using a wide range of superb digital and print resources, instructional and information technologies. Under the direction of the Associate Director for Access and Research Services, initiates and leads access services initiatives and teams comprised of librarians and library services assistants.

 

S/he also serves as the primary library liaison to either the Department of the History of Art or the School of Architecture, depending upon academic background or related experience, and is responsible for providing reference, consultation, collection development, and digital and instructional services. S/he shares responsibility with the Arts Library Management Team for long-range strategic planning for the library, fosters a creative, team-oriented work environment, and facilitates communication and coordination between Arts Library staff members and other units of the Yale University Library system.

 

Works collaboratively to create and maintain online instructional and research guides and to maintain the Arts Library website. Collaborates with librarians, GIS specialists, DH Lab specialists, archivists and other providers of information resources to support research and teaching. Develops and offers services for providing access to resources in the Arts Library and scholarly output in the arts by Yale students and faculty, working closely with staff in cataloging, systems, and related departments, representing the public services perspective.

 

The Assistant Director will:

  • Working in a collaborative environment, help manage Arts Library circulation, course reserves (electronic and print), resource sharing, stacks maintenance, and other aspects of access services.
  • Provide research support to students and faculty in academic departments and schools through consultations, instruction sessions, and in-person and virtual reference services. Participate in Yale Library's cross-disciplinary reference, instruction, and outreach programs.
  • Support research and raise awareness of information resources through outreach efforts.
  • Develop library collections in all formats. Work with the Director of the Arts Library to acquire resources in all formats (print, databases, datasets, images, a/v, etc.).
  • Participate in public services strategic planning and policy development focused on public services. Participate in departmental library access services program planning.
  • Participate in library system-wide planning, committees, and work groups, and engage in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities.
  • Participate in professional activities outside of Yale and monitor developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale's collections and research support services.
  • May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.

 

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school and a minimum of two years of professional experience are required.
  • Supervisory or related formal leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated ability with a user-oriented approach to library public services, including reference, instruction, and outreach.
  • Demonstrated ability to use and teach digital tools for research, instruction, and/or outreach such as online tutorials, online citation management and personal data management tools, data visualization tools, digital humanities tools, social media platforms, Omeka, WordPress, LibGuides, Drupal, etc.

 

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: Advanced degree in the visual arts, art history, architecture, or a related field. Experience in an academic library environment. Record of professional development and service to the field of librarianship.

 

The University and the Library

The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu. 


Salary and Benefits

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

 

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://bit.ly/2BEnNga.

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Assistant Librarian & Archivist, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT

The Wadsworth Atheneum, the oldest continually operating public art museum in the United States, was founded by Daniel Wadsworth in 1842. Today the collection exceeds 50,000 works of art, spanning more than 5,000 years. The Wadsworth Atheneum has always been a resource for the local community, as we work to welcome new and existing audiences.

 

Reporting to the Head of Library and Archives, the Assistant Librarian and Archivist performs a wide-range of tasks associated with the physical and intellectual organization of the Auerbach Art Library and Museum Archives. The Assistant Librarian and Archivist provides reference and research assistance to the museum's staff, docents, external patrons and community partners. The primary responsibilities include cataloging, organizing, processing and preserving library and historical resources, preparing guides and finding aides, reference services, and participation in all aspects of library and archival work.

The regular work schedule for this position is Tuesday through Saturday. 

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in art history, history or studio art; and Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution with coursework or concentration in archives management.
  • Three (3) years' experience in an art library, museum, or academic library, cataloging (both original and copy cataloging) and fielding reference questions. Plus, one (1) to two (2) years' experience in archival management and special collections required.

 

Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of current archival description standards, including experience in creating finding aids, and knowledge of MARC21 cataloging formats.
  • Proficiency with integrated library systems and database management systems.
  • Ability to inventory and assess collections and deaccession resources when appropriate.
  • Understanding of appropriate preservation practices for rare books and other special collections materials.
  • Reading knowledge of art historical French and/or German desirable.
  • Superior verbal and written skills; and dedication to providing excellent customer service.
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to respond quickly to unexpected challenges and shifting priorities.
  • Aptitude in MS Office programs including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to:

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Attn: HR Department

600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103

Or Email HR@wadsworthatheneum.org

 

Deadline for applications:  Position will remain posted until filled. 

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Executive Director, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford, CT

Following the retirement of a well-respected long-term Executive Director, the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center seeks a new leader who will build upon the organization's recognized assets to increasingly connect the Center's mission with contemporary issues. The Stowe Center Executive Director is a flagship position in the cultural landscape of Connecticut and throughout the country.

 

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center is a nonprofit museum, program center and research library in Hartford, Connecticut with an active and innovative program schedule and new house tour experience. The Executive Director will serve as the chief fundraiser, spokesperson, and advocate of the Stowe Center, and be a visible and involved member of the Greater Hartford and Connecticut communities, as well as with select regional and national cultural opportunities.

 

For more information regarding this opportunity, please email etpostings@tsne.org or follow this link: http://www.tsne.org/executive-director-harriet-beecher-stowe-center

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Webinar on Survey Methods

For more information about the webinar please visit this website: https://www.asist.org/Chapters/Student/esc/?p=1490

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Digital Preservation Librarian, Iowa State University Library, Ames, IA

The Iowa State University Library is seeking a Digital Preservation Librarian for a 3-year term position, with possibility of extension. This position will provide expertise and coordinate efforts to develop a digital preservation program safeguarding the Iowa State University Library's local digital assets, both born digital and converted, including electronic records, digital objects (text, image, audiovisual), web pages, and datasets. The Digital Preservation Librarian, at a level of Librarian I or II, will assess the state of our digital preservation activities, identify collection priorities, and create and maintain policies, procedures, workflows, and strategies for sustainable digital preservation and access practices. The Librarian will also work with the Iowa Regent Libraries to develop the groundwork for collaborative/shared digital preservation efforts, and represent the university in matters concerning digital preservation at the local, national and international level.

 

A Librarian I will explore, show interest in and have potential for institutional service and external professional activities. In addition to the above, a Librarian II will be able to demonstrate, through evidence, increasing skills and leadership potential.  This is non-tenure, non-faculty position.

 

Important attributes will include how to plan, organize, set and achieve goals. Having the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate will be essential to success, as the candidate will be working alongside the department to achieve this goal. The candidate will also need to embrace the Library's core values, demonstrate collegiality, and have strong commitment to public service and the land grant mission.

 

ISU students, staff, and faculty strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society. Library staff must embrace an environment of inclusion that moves beyond simple tolerance to recognizing the richness in individual identities of people, and diverse perspectives.

 

For full description and to apply: http://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/30323     

Guaranteed consideration date: January 13, 2018

 

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email eooffice@iastate.edu.

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Call for Applications: MA in New Media and Digital Culture

#MA New Media and Digital Culture (University of Amsterdam)

One-year and two-year international Master's programs in New Media available:

  • MA Media Studies: New Media and Digital Culture (one year, full time)
  • Research MA Media Studies: New Media and Digital Culture (two years, full time)


#MA New Media and Digital Culture
The MA Program in Media Studies: New Media and Digital Culture offers a comprehensive and critical approach to new media research, practices and theory. It is an internationally renowned program in critical media theory, dedicated to the study of the social transformations brought about by digital culture. The program also provides in-depth training in the latest digital research methods, with the opportunity to participate in data sprints and to collaborate with international researchers in the framework of the Digital Methods Initiative. It is situated within the pioneering new media cultural scene in Amsterdam and an academic environment ranked second highest among universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017: Communication & Media Studies).

#Application and Deadlines
As of mid-November 2017, it will be possible to apply for a Master's programme through the Graduate School of Humanities. All Master's start in September 2018. http://gsh.uva.nl/prospective-masters-students/application-and-admission/application.html

For more information about the program, please see the full call: http://bit.ly/NMDC_Call1819

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Associate or Full Professor, Environmental Health, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Job Title: Associate or Full Professor, Environmental Health

Posting Number: F21232

Job Description: The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona seeks to fill an Associate or Full Professor, tenure eligible position in environmental health social science. The desired candidate will be a senior human-environmental health scholar with a strong track record of grants and publications who can lead and contribute to interdisciplinary environmental health research at the University of Arizona. We are especially interested in scholars whose research connects to the social sciences and focuses on any of the following areas: the social/material determinants of health including health impacts of environmental change and disasters; health geographies; social dimensions of health; human adaptation to environmental stress including genetic and genomic approaches; influence of environmental and cultural change on the health of communities; emerging diseases; health equity; environmental disparities; health policy; and exposure to
human-produced hazards (e.g., chemical or biological agents). Research foci at any scale - national/regional, community, or individual level are possible, including interests in analysis of large data sets or individual exposures. The University has a commitment to research, teaching, and outreach for diverse and underserved populations, especially Hispanic and Native American. The candidate is expected to support the Inclusive Excellence efforts of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The successful candidate will be able to work across disciplines within the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, as well as across Colleges, such as Public Health, Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Medicine. Campus research partners may include Institute of the Environment, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, the Center for Border Health Disparities, the Global Health Institute, and many more. The candidate will be expected to
build collaborations of social scientists and health researchers that will
add to the University of Arizona's significant level of investment in environmental health. The home unit will depend on the background of the successful candidate.

Participating units include the School of Anthropology (https://anthropology.arizona.edu/), the School of Geography and Development (https://geography.arizona.edu/), the School of Information (https://ischool.arizona.edu/), and the School of Sociology (https://sociology.arizona.edu/).

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Accepting a new position is a big life step. We want potential candidates and their families to be able to make informed decisions. Candidates who are considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area, and have been offered an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services offered by *Above & Beyond Relocation Services (ABRS)*
<http://www.aboveandbeyondrelo.com/package.asp>.

Ask your department contact to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit. The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America's Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please *click here* <http://www.whyua.arizona.edu/>.

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Call for Bids to Host CLEF 2020

The CLEF Steering Committee solicits proposals from groups interested in organizing the CLEF conference and labs in September 2020.

Guidelines on submitting a bid can be found in the Template for Bids available at: http://www.clef-initiative.eu/documents/71612/60f6dc78-cc9a-4866-97bc-a4bc858c9d77

Bids must be submitted by Friday, June 15th 2018 by email to the Steering Commitee Chair Nicola Ferro (chair@clef-initiative.eu).

The Steering Committee will review and select the proposals. The Steering Committee can ask for modifications and changes to the proposals, if deemed necessary. Interested parties can contact the Steering Committee Chair Nicola Ferro (chair@clef-initiative.eu) to receive further details.

Important Dates

  • Bid submission deadline: June 15th, 2018
  • Feedback to bidders and discussion: mid July 2018
  • Bid selection: early August 2018

For more information, see this link.

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Call for Lightning Talk/Poster Proposals, RDAP18

RDAP18 Call for Lightning Talk/Poster Proposals

The Research Data Access and Preservation (RDAP) Summit, to be held March 21-23, 2018 in Chicago, IL, invites calls for proposals for lightning talks and posters. We invite proposals from managers, users, and generators of digital data from all sectors, including industry, academia, government, and cultural heritage centers.

We welcome your submissions for posters and lightning talks via this form<https://goo.gl/forms/ehcUiUUuWskkmmTz2> by Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Submissions will receive notification no later than February 1, 2018.
https://goo.gl/forms/ehcUiUUuWskkmmTz2

**If you submitted a proposal on the previous call for panel submissions, and indicated an interest in being considered for a talk or poster, there is no need to submit another proposal.**

Submissions require your contact information, for what presentation type(s) you would like to be considered, and title and description of your presentation. Proposed presentations can be about whatever you feel would be of interest to the RDAP community.

Questions can be directed to the RDAP Program Chairs, Amy Neeser (aneeser@berkeley.edu) and Jon Petters (jpetters@vt.edu). Further information about the Summit can be found at https://www.asist.org/events/rdap-summit/ .

Registration for RDAP18 will be opening soon  - check our website!

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Virtual Heritage Network 2018 Conference, Dublin, Ireland

The 2018 (VHN) conference will be hosted by the School of Information and
Communication Studies, UCD <https://www.ucd.ie/sils/> and co-sponsored by
the Digital Repository of Ireland <http://dri.ie>.

For more information, see this link.

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Call for Papers: SoAPs 2018

*Workshop on Workshop on Social Aspects in Personalization and Search (SoAPS 2018)*
*In conjunction with the 40th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2018)*
Grenoble France - March 26, 2018


*CALL FOR PAPERS*
In order to improve the web experience of the users, classic personalization technologies (e.g., recommender systems) and search engines usually rely on static schemes. Indeed, users are allowed to express ratings in a fixed range of values for a given catalogue of products, or to express a query that usually returns the same set of webpages/products for all the users.

With the advent of communication systems (social media platforms, instant messaging systems, speech recognition and transcription tools, etc.), users have been allowed to create new content and to express opinions and preferences in new forms (e.g., likes, textual comments, and audio feedbacks). Moreover, the social interactions can provide information on who influences whom. Being able to mine usage and collaboration patterns that arise thanks to social aspects and to analyze the collective cooperations, opens new frontiers in the generation of personalization services and in the improvement of search engines. Moreover, recent technological advances, such as deep learning, are able to provide a context to the analyzed data (e.g., word embeddings provide a vector representation of the words in a corpus, considering the context in which a word has been used).

Our workshop will solicit contributions in all topics related to employing social aspects for personalization and search purposes, focused (but not limited) to the following list:

  • Recommender systems
  • Search and tagging
  • Query expansion
  • User modeling and profiling
  • Advertising and ad targeting
  • Content classification, categorization, and clustering
  • Using social network features/community detection algorithms for personalization and search purposes
  • Employing speech transcription in personalization and search
  • Building benchmarking datasets
  • Novel evaluation methodologies in the social context


*IMPORTANT DATES*

  • Paper submission: January 29, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: January 31, 2018
  • Camera-ready version: February 15, 2018
  • Workshop date: March 26, 2018



*TYPES OF CONTRIBUTIONS*
We will consider three different submission types, all in the LNCS format <http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0>: regular (14
pages), short (8 pages) and extended abstracts (4 pages).

  • Research and position papers* (regular or short) should be clearly placed with respect to the state of the art and state the contribution of the proposal in the domain of application, even if presenting preliminary results. In particular, research papers should describe the methodology in detail, experiments should be repeatable, and a comparison with the existing approaches in the literature should be made where possible.
  • Position papers* (short) should introduce novel point of views in the workshop topics or summarize the experience of a researcher or a group in the field.
  • Practice and experience reports* (short) should present in detail the real-world scenarios in which social aspects are employed for personalization and search purposes.
  • Demo proposals* (extended abstract) should present the details of a prototype or complete application that employs social aspects for personalization and search purposes. The systems will be demonstrated to the workshop attendees.


The reviewing process will be coordinated by the organizers. Each paper will receive three reviews: two externals to the organizing committee and one internal. The external reviewers will be contacted according to their expertise in the paper topic.

*PROCEEDINGS*
All accepted papers will be made available on the workshop website together with the material generated during the meeting. The SoAPS 2018 Workshop proceedings will also be available in a volume (whose details will be given soon), and indexed on DBLP and Scopus. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version in a journal special issue.

*SUBMISSION GUIDELINES*
All submission must be written in English and follow the ECIR paper guidelines <http://irsg.bcs.org/proceedings/ECIR_Draft_Guidelines.pdf>. All papers must be formatted according to the LNCS format style.

Papers should be submitted in PDF format, electronically, using the EasyChair submission system <https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ecir2018(please, select track "Workshop on Social Aspects in Personalization and Search" when creating a new submission).

*INVITED SPEAKER*
Sihem Amer-Yahia (CNRS, France)

*CONTACTS*
Website: http://soaps.di.uniroma1.it/
For general enquires regarding the workshop, send an email to both the organizers at ludovico.boratto@acm.orgstilo@di.uniroma1.it

*ORGANIZERS*
Ludovico Boratto (EURECAT, Spain)
Giovanni Stilo (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)

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Editor, Journal of Education for Library and Information Science

The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) is seeking applications from individuals to assume the position of Editor-Designate of its official quarterly, refereed journal, Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS). The Editor will build on the success of the present editors and will lead in the advancement of knowledge by working with the Editorial Board and University of Toronto Press. The incoming Editor will have the unique opportunity to shape the literature of library and information science education. The new Editor will assume responsibilities with Issue #1, 2019. The initial term of service is three years, with the possibility of renewal. The deadline for application is January 19, 2018. ALISE is open to applications from two individuals who would like to work as co-editors.

Qualifications:

  • Relevant library and information science (LIS) education experience
  • Experience as a researcher within the field of LIS
  • Familiarity with the evolving landscape of scholarly publishing
  • Awareness of the LIS community and the intellectual and practical developments in the field
  • Vision for the future direction of JELIS
  • Experience with journal editorial work, particularly copy-editing, managing the peer review process, and working with production
  • Familiarity with electronic publishing
  • Ability to work in an electronic environment
  • Attention to details, including deadlines and costs
  • Commitment to attending ALISE Annual Conferences

The incoming Editor will receive a per-issue honorarium to support editorial expenses. The Editor's home institution should be willing to provide the support necessary for success. Examples of institutional support that have been provided in the past include office space, supplies, and other overhead expenses and editorial internships for students. Applicants who are not associated with an institution should provide evidence of ability to provide the support necessary for success without institutional backing.

Interested individuals should send the following to Louise Spiteri, Chair of the Search Committee:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Writing sample (e.g., a copy of a recently-published article)
  • Evidence of editing or reviewing experience
  • Statement of vision for the journal
  • Name and contact information of three individuals who can assess potential as journal editor
  • Statement from the applicant's home institution affirming the specific nature of institutional support forthcoming or evidence of ability to provide the support necessary for success without institutional backing.

For further information on the journal, see the Publications section of http://www.alise.org/ or http://dpi-journals.com/index.php/JELIS

Please send electronic copies of application materials to:
Dr. Louise Spiteri, Chair,
JELIS Editor Search Committee
Louise.Spiteri@dal.ca

Submission Deadline for Applications: Jan. 19, 2018

Note that the ALISE Board-appointed JELIS Editor Search Committee will be interviewing applicants (in person or remotely) at the ALISE 2018 Annual Conference (February 6-9, 2018) in Denver, Colorado.

For more information about JELIS, go to: 

https://ali.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_dailyplanetblog&view=entry&year=2017&month=12&day=19&id=68

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Librarian I, Manchester City Library, Manchester, NH

Starting Salary:  $20,153.53 - plus some benefits

Schedule:  20 hours per week - may include evenings and weekends

 

THE JOB: Provides public library services at a library location; performs directly related work as required. 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master of Library Science, Computer Science, Public Relations Degree or related; and Some library experience; or Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the work.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Candidates must complete a City of Manchester Employment Application available at the City of Manchester website www.manchesternh.gov/jobs or in person at the Human Resources Department, One City Hall Plaza, City Hall Annex. Submission of a resume is optional.

                                                                       

NOTE: Offer of hire conditional on candidate's ability to perform essential job functions, with or without accommodation, as determined by passing a medical exam, including alcohol and drug tests and a thorough background check.  

 

OPENING DATE: January 4, 2018          

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

OFFICE HOURS: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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Contract Archivist, Congregational Library and Archives, Boston, MA

The Congregational Library and Archives (CLA) is looking for a 12-month, part-time Contract Archivist who will be processing critical 20th century Congregational archival collections. Flexible days/times within standard business hours (M-F 9-5). This is a grant-funded position and will report to the CLA Librarian who will be managing the project. The focus of this job will be to process and digitize specific collections identified in the grant.

Responsibilities

  • Manage processing and digitization workflow of grant-selected material and coordinate with vendor that is selected for digitizing the material
  • Process records to archival standards and perform basic preservation functions when necessary
  • Survey existing collections to identify related material and opportunities for future projects
  • Follow (and update, if necessary) current CLA procedures documentation
  • Improve digital access to collections through appropriate application of standards
  • Create collection descriptions including DACS/EAD compliant finding aids and MARC records for the collections and augment underdescribed records
  • Collaborate with Archivists and other staff on ArchivesSpace record creation and workflow
  • Provide content for website, blog, and social media

 

Other

  • Carry out other duties as assigned
  • Submit reports as requested by Project Manager

 

Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school with a concentration in archives management required
  • Three years of experience working with archives and special collections required; experience with digital projects in an academic, research or special library preferred
  • Work experience on grant-funded projects preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library metadata standards, systems, and best practices (EAD, MARC, DACS, RDA) required. Demonstrated knowledge of ArchivesSpace (or similar) preferred
  • Significant knowledge of digitization/scanning, library catalog systems, electronic information resources, database management, and computer hardware, software, and networking
  • Knowledge of XML (TEI and EAD preferred), FTP, Adobe Photoshop (or similar), Drupal (or similar) desirable
  • Advanced organizational and analytical skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of 20th century New England religious history/theology desirable, particularly Congregational history

 

Please send resume and cover letter to sbelmonte@14beacon.org.

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Business Data Analyst, Chase Cost Management, New York, NY

Chase Cost Management (CCM), a division of LAC Group, seeks a Business Data Analyst to work in their office in New York, NY. The objective of this role is to provide data analysis and reporting support. The individual serves as the primary professional support role for the managers and executives of CCM and between clients, when applicable. The analyst will work with available data and translate into English, useful metrics and summaries that will support our recommendation to clients, assist in making better business decisions, etc. The individual will be providing strong analytical and reporting support to the consulting team, using excel, Qlik (BI tool) and other data management tools. 

The candidate works directly with the Manager of Research Consulting and Vice President of Legal Research to understand the division's business environment and needs. He or she identifies and documents relevant project documents and related data to project, process and specification details.

For more information, see this link.

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Manager, Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, invites applications for the position of Manager, Research and Scholarly Communications department.

 

Under the general direction of the Associate Director, the Research and Scholarly Communications Manager leads and supports the Library staff in developing and implementing innovative and effective services that advocate new models of scholarly communication in the biomedical sciences. This position is responsible for planning, setting goals, setting priorities, and designing and monitoring workflow of the department. The Research and Scholarly Communication Manager builds partnerships and coordinates activities with the Office of Research, School of Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Science, Graduate School of Nursing, and other areas within UMMS/UMMHC. This is one of the leadership positions in the library.

Salary Range: $75,000 - $77,000

For more information please see position description at https://www.ummsjobs.com/job/2882/

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Teaching and Assessment Librarian, Oxford College of Emory University, Oxford, GA

Teaching and Assessment Librarian at Oxford College of Emory University
 
Oxford College of Emory University invites candidates to apply for the position of Teaching and Assessment Librarian.  We seek an enthusiastic individual with proven teaching, assessment, user-experience, and technology skills to work with the library leadership team to develop and deliver innovative, quality services for the Oxford College Library (http://oxford.library.emory.edu/). The librarian will help create a culture of assessment for the library as a part of the overall College assessment program. The library is committed to an intellectual partnership with the faculty to integrate information literacy into the curriculum of the College. The College, which provides a liberal arts intensive curriculum for the first two years of the Emory baccalaureate degree, is located 38 miles east of Atlanta on the original 1836 Emory campus in Oxford, Georgia.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate for this position will develop innovative services, modules, and programs to assist first and second year students in building important information literacy abilities. The Teaching and Assessment Librarian plays an integral role in support of the College's inquiry driven curriculum and the University's emphasis on effective student learning by active teaching in support of the Research Practices instructional program in collaboration with other teaching librarians and faculty.  The librarian will focus on strategic and organizational goals to coordinate collection, analysis, and documentation of data for assessment; develop an evidence-based approach to achieving strategic objectives related to library services and user needs; coordinate library-wide assessment projects; and support colleagues engaged in assessment of library services.  The librarian will provide individual research consultations for students and faculty along with some scheduled night and weekend work. The librarian will have subject expertise preferably in the social sciences, such as psychology, sociology, anthropology, economics, or political science. The individual will be an active member of internal library teams along with other College and University groups and professional organizations.


Find more information about the position and how to apply here: 
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=25066&siteid=5449&areq=78201br

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Technology Assistant, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

 

The Town of Wellesley is currently seeking a Technology Assistant to join the innovative team at the Wellesley Free Library (WFL).

 

The Technology Assistant assists in troubleshooting and maintenance of the Library's computer network, providing hardware and software support and training to all WFL Departments. The position is part of the library's IT department, supervised by the IT Director.

 

The position requires a Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology or related field or an Associate's Degree in Information Technology and two years' experience in a technical field or any combination of education and experience necessary to perform the work. A demonstrated understanding of current Microsoft and Apple operating systems and software applications is expected.

 

The desire to learn new technologies and to be fearless and flexible while taking on cutting-edge projects in a fun environment are essential. 

 

Experience working with a diverse group of individuals with varying computer skill levels, ability to interact tactfully and appropriately with library patrons and staff, excellent and effective customer service, troubleshooting, oral and written communication skills are also required.

 

Experience with software commonly used in libraries such as filtering software, print control and PC reservation software are a plus.

 

The hourly rate of pay is $23.19 and the position is not benefit-eligible.

 

Please submit cover letter and resume in MS Word or PDF format to hr@wellesleyma.gov or send by mail to the Human Resources Department, 525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA  02482 by January 18, 2018.  AA/EOE

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Library Clerk, Marlborough Public Library, Marlborough, MA

The Marlborough Public Library has an opening for a part-time Library Clerk.  This position will primarily staff the Children's circulation desk. 

Duties: Performs a variety of tasks, including checking library materials in and out using C/W MARS Evergreen software; assists patrons in locating materials using the library's online catalog; re-shelves materials; assists with programming activities.  

Must enjoy working with children birth through fifth grade. Performs other related library duties as Required   

Qualifications: High school diploma/equivalency required, college degree strongly preferred. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, be detail oriented, possess excellent customer service skills, and be able to solve problems and work independently.  Previous library experience, including hands on experience with technology and a good knowledge of children's literature preferred.

Step Salary: $12.69 - $14.28 in steps  

Hours: 19.5 hours per week (Schedule includes Mon., Wed., and Thurs from 4:30-8:30 and every Saturday)

Please forward cover letter and resume to:
Human Resources
City of Marlborough
140 Main Street
Marlborough, MA  01752
humanresources@marlborough-ma.gov

*The City of Marlborough does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.*


Deadline for applicants:  Friday, January 19th 2018

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Job Opportunity, Winthrop Town Hall, Winthrop, MA

Hello - the Town Clerk's Office in Winthrop has a unique opportunity for the right person. We have many old records, some dating as far back as the late 1800s, in several places in our Hall and we need to create a central location and a finders key. Some of the books are handwritten, some typed, most bound and stored in crude vaults, basement rooms and other nooks and crannies thru out the building. There are one or two dedicated dry spaces as well as a very small library museum space that some of the most vulnerable books may be allowed to be kept but overall we need a comprehensive log of what we have, what its current state vulnerability is and where it is located. This will be the basis for our memo to our town council to try and get funding FY19 to create a more safe space for our collection and possibly be able to hire a project intern to complete the project!

 

This can be an exciting opportunity for the right person to really take this project and run with it! We are a short bus trip off the blue line - only ten minutes from Boston and bus stops in front of our building or there is free parking in this building, and we are in walking distance to our town center's restaurants and coffee shops!

 

Please send a letter of interest to me at the email address below! 

Carla LoConte Vitale. CMMC

Winthrop Town Clerk

Winthrop Town Hall

One Metcalf Square Room 5

Winthrop, MA 02152

cvitale@town.winthrop.ma.us

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Digital Projects Librarian, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport, RI

ICI Services is looking for a versatile, service-oriented, self-motivated research professional to support the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport, in Newport RI. Applicants must be able to obtain a Department of Defense (DoD) secret security clearance.

Location: Newport, RI

Employment Type: Full time

Req #: 3629

Application link: https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ICISERVC&cws=1&rid=2850

Responsibilities:

  • Provide research assistance and information management support to biological scientists and engineers
  • Update and manage a Drupal based website
  • Update and manage records in a Fedora/Islandora based repository according to best practices
  • Provide user instruction and troubleshoot access issues with subscription resources
  • Provide outreach, training and marketing support

Experience requirements:

  • In depth experience with searching and using literature databases, ability to provide user instruction in a clear and concise manner.
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint and Access, Adobe Professional, html/CSS. Experience with using and configuring a CMS, preferably Drupal.
  • Familiarity with scientific research - preferably marine sciences, biology or environmental policy. Demonstrated aptitude for learning new topics quickly.
  • Experience with digital repository software
  • Experience with bibliographic management software
  • Ability to acquire new technological skills; demonstrated analytical/problem-solving capabilities.

Education requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree, MLS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent experience.

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Public Service Librarian, Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, WA

TITLE: Public Service Librarian

LOCATION: Special Collections

THE LIBRARIES 

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

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

Drawing users from the campus, the community, the region, and the state, Special Collections also serves scholars from across the country and around the world. Our innovative, dedicated, user-focused staff engages with users in the reading room, the classroom, and other venues both physical and digital. We collaborate with others on campus, and in the community as well as through groups such as the OCLC Research Library Partnership, Orbis Cascade Alliance, and Northwest Digital Archives.

 

Special Collections' strengths include Architecture, 19th-century American Literature, 20th-century American and English Literature, Books Arts, Pacific Northwest History and Literature, Photographs and Moving Images, and Travel and Exploration.

 

The University's Archives also reside in Special Collections. It contains permanent public records of the University of Washington that document the University's development; papers of teaching and research faculty and professional staff that reflect the academic and administrative life of the University; University publications and imprints and records of student life as well as guidance on recordkeeping and procedures for transferring records to the Archives.

 

THE POSITION

Under the direction of the Associate Director of Special Collections, the Public Service Librarian is responsible for providing and fostering consistent, excellent public service to researchers. Staffs the Special Collections Reference Desk, provides in-person, telephone and email reference service, follows up on complex reference questions, coordinates training of graduate reference assistants, retrieval students and staff at the Reference Desk, and assists the Head of Public Service in the coordination of the reference service and the management of the Reading Room. The Public Service Librarian is responsible for contributing to the achievement of Libraries' objectives and the fulfillment of the Libraries' strategic plan.


SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Assist users with complex research-related questions at the Reference Desk, via telephone, and through QuestionPoint and email using specialized knowledge of both print and online reference sources in Pacific Northwest history and specialized collections.
  • Develop and implement standards, policies, and procedures for Special Collections reference; and process improvements for researchers and staff.
  • Serve as the Registrar for the unit, coordinating exhibit loans and other checkouts.
  • Select new local history monographs and related resources for addition to the collection, and coordinate processing of those materials.
  • Conduct classes and orientations and participate in other outreach activities to promote and facilitate use of Special Collections.
  • Edit and maintain Special Collections public web page and Staffweb pages.
  • Coordinate Special Collections social media presence.
  • May assist in contacting prospective donors and negotiating transfer and disposition of collections and deeds of gift.
  • Develop and maintain relations with a variety of clientele, including local and regional historians.
  • Maintain an awareness of current developments of digital information technologies and their uses in special collections. Participate in the development of digital collections.
  • Prepare grant proposals, reports, studies or surveys as required.
  • Familiar with and understands the Libraries' Personal Communication Responsibility Guidelines.
  • Assume other responsibilities as assigned; perform other duties as required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library/information studies degree.
  • Knowledge of history and current issues in public service in special collections.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  • Minimum one-year of experience working in special collections, or an archival setting.
  • Knowledge of techniques for local history research and genealogy reference.
  • Demonstrated public service experience.
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills including demonstrated ability to work with staff and users.
  • Ability to work creatively in a rapidly changing complex environment and to set priorities.
  • Ability to work independently, communicate effectively, and work as part of a team.

 

Preferred

  • Degree in a field related to Pacific Northwest, Western American, or public history.
  • Knowledge of the history of the Pacific Northwest.
  • Experience documenting procedures and policies.
  • Knowledge of research techniques for local history.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, ArchivesSpace, and database management software.
  • Exhibit design or curation experience.
  • Experience with creating and maintaining a professional social media presence.

 

SALARY

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

 

RANK

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

 

BENEFITS

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

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

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

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

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, February 3, 2018..

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Technical Services Librarian / IT Manager, Yarmouth Town Library, South Yarmouth, MA

Yarmouth Town Library

Technical Services Librarian / IT Manager

South Yarmouth Library location

37.5 hours per week @ $26.81 per hour, with benefits

  

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage all acquisitions and cataloging;
  • Responsible for coordinating receiving and cataloging of items in all formats in Sierra, including use of funds module;
  • Manage all technical services, including book processing, repair, e-resource management for both PC and Macintosh desktop and mobile platforms;
  • Provide reports as needed, including completion of annual ARIS report;
  • Supervise the tracking/receipt and maintenance of financial serials;
  • Manage all library computers and electronic devices, including specification, selection, purchasing, set-up and updates;
  • Provide instructional guidance on a regular basis to keep staff up-to-date on Library and other computer applications;
  • Act as technology expert for Library and for library users;
  • Manage two part-time staff members and Technical Services volunteers.

 

 

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Advanced computer skills; working knowledge of III's management software Sierra, the Userful platform, and other proprietary library applications; high comfort level with Microsoft Office suite;
  • Must be detail-oriented and organized, with excellent time management skills;
  • Excellent communication skills, both in writing and in person;
  • 3-5 years previous cataloging and technical services experience;
  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree in Library and Information Science preferred.

 

Send cover letter and resume by January 22, 2018 to:

Jane Cain, Library Director
Yarmouth Town Libraries

312 Old Main Street

South Yarmouth, MA 02664

jcain@clamsnet.org

Position open until filled.

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Cataloging Bibliographer, GOBI Library Solutions, Contoocook, NH

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

To apply go to: www.ybp.com

EBSCO Information Services (EIS) provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books, and research databases -- all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support the information needs and maximize the research experience of our end-users. Headquartered in Ipswich, MA, EIS employs more than 3,300 people worldwide. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and top-notch workforce. EIS, a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., based in Birmingham, AL, is ranked in the top 200 of the nation's largest, privately held corporations according to Forbes magazine. EBSCO is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. We are looking for the best. If you are too, we encourage you to explore our unique opportunities. 


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

Primary Responsibilities: 
(The following statements describe the general nature of work being performed in this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Additional duties may be assigned by Management): 

  • Assigns Library of Congress Subject Headings and appropriate sub-headings following SCM and LCSH rules. 
  • Assigns Library of Congress Classification and cutter numbers following LCC and CSM instructions.
  • Assigns Dewey Decimal Classification using the full current edition.
  • Assigns Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and appropriate sub-heading strings.
  • Assigns National Library of Medicine classification.
  • Assigns Canadian literature, history and KF modified classification as appropriate.
  • Assigns library-specific cuttering and shelflisting as required.
  • Creates full-level cataloging in MARC (or other metadata format) following RDA and Library of Congress-Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements.
  • Searches OCLC's bibliographic utility, LC catalog and authorities, and customer online catalogs as necessary.
  • Upgrades LC CIP records and other less-than-full-level records. 


Role-Based Competencies: 

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


Cultural Competencies: 

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

*Qualifications: 

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

Preferred Qualifications: 

KNOWLEDGE 
•Experience in library technical services or knowledge of library operations preferred. 
•Experience using LC Classweb, OCLC Connexion, Cataloger's Desktop and/or WebDewey. 
•Experience assigning Library of Congress and/or Dewey classification numbers. 
•Experience searching authority files. 
•Experience using the Library of Congress Subject Cataloging Manual and performing subject analysis. 
•Demonstrated proficiency in applying current cataloging guidelines (RDA). 
•Demonstrated proficiency in applying current MARC 21 Bibliographic standards to monographs cataloging. 
•Knowledge of the Library of Congress classification system and subject headings.
•Broad knowledge of all the functions of the Cataloging Unit and of the LTS Department. 
•Knowledge of and compliance with LTS quality assurance standards. 
•Understands and supports the goals and values of LTS; models and actively communicates them effectively. 
•Demonstrates mastery of job duties, requiring no supervisor follow up. 
•Understands all of the company processes and functions that have an impact upon or are impacted by the work of the Unit. 
•Knows and appropriately follows the company's hierarchy. 

ABILITIES 
•Ability to work in a production environment. 
•Ability to use sound judgment, analyze disparate information, evaluate complex and ambiguous situations and recommend solutions. 
•Ability to multitask and demonstrate flexibility in dealing with changing priorities. 
•Ability to perform with frequent interruptions, distractions and fluctuating workloads.
•Ability to participate effectively on teams, commit to meeting agreed-upon goals and objectives, and support team decisions. 
•Formulates new and imaginative solutions that reflect careful consideration of company and department needs and goals. 
•Recognize and act upon opportunities to improve services and operations. 
•Transfers learning from one situation to solve a problem in another. 
•Ability to be open and inclusive so that all relevant parties are kept informed of issues and changes. 

SKILLS 
•Basic computer competencies, including Microsoft productivity applications and Web browsers. 
•Exemplary communication skills, both written and oral, to effectively communicate issues, concerns and ideas internally and externally, to individuals and in group settings. 
•Strong interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships among all departments, with both professional and paraprofessional staff. 
•Highly developed organizational skills to keep information accessible and work systematically and efficiently.

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Call for Submissions, DERAIL Forum, Boston, MA

The Diversity, Equity, Race, Accessibility, and Identity in LIS (DERAIL) Forum will take place at Simmons College in Boston, MA on March 3rd and 4th, 2018. The DERAIL Forum is focused on highlighting critical approaches to Library and Information Science (LIS) practice and education that impact us as students and professionals. DERAIL is open to all SLIS graduate students in library, archive, children's literature and cultural heritage studies. DERAIL especially encourages submissions from those who do not have previous experience presenting at conferences. 

DEADLINE is EXTENDED to January 7th, 2018

Possible topics for proposals include (but are in no way limited to):

  • Race and racism in LIS institutions
  • Social justice and diversity in LIS curriculum
  • Bias in subject heading and description standards
  • 'Diversity' in hiring and promotion practices
  • Case studies or specific LIS projects using social justice frameworks
  • Accessibility in online environments
  • Representation in archival and library collections
  • Bilingual service and finding aids

Session Types:

  • Workshops: a session with facilitator(s) centered on a specific topic, demonstration and/or practical skills and techniques. Please indicate a specific skill or outcome for attendees.
  • Panel Presentations: may cover a specialized topic from different perspectives or a general topic in-depth. Should provide sufficient time for audience questions. One of the panel participants may participate virtually.
  • Individual Paper/Presentation: Proposals that are not already part of a set panel. May be assigned to a panel with similar topics.
  • Posters: Posters are welcome in both digital and physical formats and should depict and summarize research related to forum topics and themes.
  • Non-traditional formats: We encourage creativity in proposals and invite submissions that may not fit into the other categories described if they fit with Forum topics. Please contact derailforum@gmail.com with questions.

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Map Librarian, Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, Boston, MA

Title:                        Map Librarian

Organization:      The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library

Reports to:           Curator of Maps (primary); Director of Education (secondary)

Location:               Boston, Massachusetts

Websites:             leventhalmap.org; collections.leventhalmap.org; zoominginonhistory.org

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

Building upon the legacy of Norman B. Leventhal's vision and leadership, the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library seeks a Map Librarian to help deliver on the mission of the Leventhal Map Center to inspire curiosity and learning among people of all ages through cartographic resources.

Stewarding the Boston Public Library's cartographic collection of more than 200,000 maps and 5,000 atlases, the Leventhal Map Center is ranked among the top map centers in the United States for the size of its collection and the significance of its historic (pre-1900) material; its track record of outstanding public exhibitions; innovative K-12 education programs for students and teachers that enhance the teaching of subjects from geography to history to language arts to STEM; and advanced digitization program and website offering access to the digital collections, tools, and other resources. 

The collection is the second largest in the country located in a public library, and the Leventhal Map Center's mission is focused on providing broad and free access to and meaningful engagement with these invaluable resources for scholars, educators, students, and the general public.

The collection primarily provides coverage of the United States, World, and Europe, and dates from 1482 to the present. It features four "Collections of Distinction":

The American Revolutionary War period (defined broadly as 1750 to 1800, these maps highlight Boston's role in the revolution but also document the crucial events that led from the French and Indian War to the War for Independence to the formation of a new nation during the last decade of the 18th century).

 

Boston and New England (depicting the physical and cultural geography of the New England region, these maps, bird's eye views, and atlases provide moderate-scale coverage of the entire region as well as large-scale coverage of Boston and individual towns and counties throughout Massachusetts and the neighboring states).

 

Maritime Charts and Atlases (dating from the 17th century through the 19th century, these charts and nautical atlases pertaining to the North Atlantic, and the coastal waters of Europe and the United States produced by commercial firms and government agencies provide resources for tracing the routes of early explorers, reconstructing the maritime history of New England, and studying the history of publishing navigational aids).

 

Urban Maps (focusing on Boston and neighboring cities and towns, urban maps and atlases provide a global context for studying the history of urban mapping , as well as accessing urban growth, city planning and environmental issues from the late 16th century to the present).


The Leventhal Map Center's last major exhibition, We Are One: Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence featured 60 maps, 40 prints, paintings, and objects selected from 20 partner institutions, including the British Library, the Library of Congress, and private collectors.  It attracted 107,000 visitors at the Boston Public Library, another 120,000 at Colonial Williamsburg, and opened at the New-York Historical Society in November 2017.  The semiannual changing exhibitions in the Leventhal Map Center's own gallery attract approximately 60,000 visitors each. 

With a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Leventhal Map Center has developed partnerships with eleven institutions including the British Library, Library of Congress, other institutions, and private collectors to offer on Leventhal Map Center's website 2,200 high resolution digitized maps of the American Revolutionary War era.  In collaboration with the Boston Public Library Web Services Group, the Map Center recently (June 2017) launched a new American Revolution portal (collections.leventhalmap.org) that incorporates web map services and a public-facing georeferencing tool. The portal presents many interesting new opportunities to share and use maps in web applications, educational materials, and digital humanities applications. It is augmented by a section for educators, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, that offers curricular materials and tools for teachers to create their own cartographic materials for use in their classrooms. 

Educational programs for students in grades K to 12 are offered to school groups at the Leventhal Map Center and in the classroom. An extensive section of the website offers tools for teachers to create map sets for use in their classrooms as well as lesson plans based on Common Core standards.  Professional development programs for teachers are scheduled regularly throughout the year, and the Carolyn A. Lynch Teacher Fellowships provide the opportunity for two teachers annually to perform research in the in the collection, develop their skills teaching with maps, and create curricular materials for their own use and for the Leventhal Map Center to share with other educators. 

Since its founding in 2004, the Leventhal Map Center has grown significantly and secured major funding from institutions and individuals.  In support of its work in conservation, exhibitions, and education, the Leventhal Map Center has been the recipient of $1.1 million in grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services; and over $800,000 in grants from private foundations. The most recent gala raised approximately $1.4 million from corporations, foundations, and individuals.  The Leventhal Map Center's operating budget is typically approximately $1.5 million, and partially supported by an endowment of approximately $8 million.

For more information on the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, see Appendix A.  For more information on the Boston Public Library, see Appendix B.

ROLE

The Map Librarian is part of a dynamic team that moves forward initiatives and services in the areas of Exhibitions, Education, Collections, Gallery Management, Web Initiatives, Geospatial & Digital Technologies, and Reference & Research.  The team's overall goal is to create opportunities for the public to inspire learning about and through maps, and to support education programs among K-12 schoolchildren and teachers, including implementing activities within and outside the Boston Public Library, and on leventhalmap.org.   

The team includes two Map Librarians both dually reporting to the Curator of Maps (solid line) and Director of Education (dotted line).  Other members of the team are a Map Metadata Librarian (reporting to the Curator of Maps) and an Education Coordinator (reporting to the Director of Education).  Projects will be assigned and responsibilities rotated based on organizational priorities and team members' skills, interests, and time availability. 

Exhibitions

  1. Create and install exhibitions.  Typically, the two Map Librarians will each create one of the two gallery exhibitions per year, enabling them each to spend a full year (overlapping each other) researching the topic, creating and designing the exhibition, leading the installation team, and helping to deliver programming on the exhibition's theme.
  2. Collaborate on developing and delivering associated public and K-12 programming. 
  3. Help develop partnerships and implement exhibitions beyond the Map Center gallery.
  4. Assist with major exhibitions as needed.
  5. Manage all aspects of gallery including and not limited to supervision of Gallery Attendants, physical maintenance of gallery, interfacing with Boston Public Library facilities and labor staff, visitor management, and collection and analysis of visitor feedback. 

Education

  1. Create public programming, in collaboration with the Director of Education and Curator.  In the past this has included expert and author talks, panels, Carto DB classes, georeferencing classes, digital collections workshops, and Boston Map Society gatherings.
  2. Assist the Director of Education in creating K-12 and higher education learning opportunities for students and teachers, including hands-on teaching of workshops. 

Collections

  1. Manage conservation and collection management projects under Curator's supervision.
  2. Compile lists of materials that are being sent to outside conservators and Boston Public Library Digital Lab.
  3. Make general assessments of conservation needs according to pre-defined categories; and arrange for the transportation of these materials to the digital lab or outside conservators.
  4. Develop and oversee collections relocations, relabeling and inventory projects to be performed by Gallery Attendants and interns.
  5. Advise Curator and perform research concerning potential acquisitions.

Web Initiatives

  1. Serve as Map Center lead for innovative strategies for the digital collections and informational website, working in tandem with the Boston Public Library web and IT services staff, and with the Map Metadata Librarian.
  2. Manage and build on ongoing web strategies, including the map portal, digital collections, and digital partners.
  3.  Manage social media, including curating content from others, generating content, and analyzing results.
  4. Track and report on website analytics.

Geospatial & Digital Technologies

  1. Lead in applying digital, geospatial and related technologies to exhibitions, educational programs, reference services, and collections.   
  2. Train co-op students and volunteers in georeferencing maps for use on the web, use GIS technologies to prepare custom-designed maps for exhibitions and other educational programs, manage interactive touch screen projects.
  3. Coordinate the training of Leventhal Map Center staff in specialized geospatial, digital, and other technologies of the field. 

 

Reference and Research

Map Librarians will assist the Metadata Map Librarian and Curator of Maps in providing reference and research services as needed, including:

  1. Provide cartographic and geographic reference and research assistance to library patrons, using a wide variety of print and electronic resources.
  2. Develop and design online Lib Guides.
  3. Oversee or perform the pulling and refiling of maps and atlases for Library patrons.
  4. Monitor Rare Maps Reading Room patrons while they are examining materials.
  5. Collect and compile Leventhal Map Center's reference and other use statistics including circulation and web analytics.

 

Intellectual Capital

  1. Serve as internal specialist and provide advice to staff and library administration in the topic areas of the current and past exhibitions, and in the fields of digital and geospatial map technologies.
  2. Represent the Leventhal Map Center in the history, geography, geospatial, cartography, museums, and related fields through publishing papers, giving presentations, and attending conferences.  Cooperate with scholars and institutions to maximize use and expand the appreciation of Leventhal Map Center resources in the greater community.
  3. Maintain professional contacts, attend and present at conferences, and keep up-to-date with the field.

Other

  1. Work with and support the Board of Review and the IT Subcommittee, a group of academics, curators, collectors, and other cartographic experts from the field who advise the Leventhal Map Center. 
  2. Liaise with the Boston Public Library as needed, particularly exhibitions, collections, preservation, and facilities staff. 
  3. Coordinate and collaborate with institutional advancement efforts including engaging with prospective funders and finding opportunities to match their giving interests with the Leventhal Map Center's work.
  4. Perform other tasks and duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education: Bachelor's degree required. Major in history or geography preferred. Master's degree in Library Science strongly preferred.
  • Education or equivalent experience: Developing and mounting exhibitions.  Archival and special collections handling.  Digital and geospatial technologies, including experience with digitized maps, georeferencing, cartographic software, and knowledge of digital humanities.
  • Experience:
    • Reference experience required.
    • Experience using online bibliographic databases, such as WorldCat, JSTOR, OAlster, etc.
    • Familiarity with searching for cartographic items using a variety of digital map collections,  such as Library of Congress, Old Maps Online, David Rumsey Map Collection, and OpenGeoPortal.
    • Training and experience in using georeferencing and Geographic Information System software. 
    • Proficiency working with digital imagery in programs such as Adobe Photoshop.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Access, Power Point, Excel).
    • Additional Requirements:  Will often work with old maps and atlases that are dirty, fragile and in need of conservation treatment.  Will need to be physically capable of lifting 25 lb. objects over head, handling full oversize (36" x 48") folders, and pushing 40 lb book cart. 
    • Additional Information:  Successful applicants will be able to recognize various map types (topographic maps, coastal charts, town plans, bird's eye views, county landownership maps), cartographic publishing styles (woodcut, engraving, lithograph), and bibliographic elements (such as cartographer, engraver, publisher).

DESIRED ATTRIBUTES

  • Working knowledge of local (Boston and Massachusetts), United States and world history as well as geography; excellent map reading skills. 
  • Willingness to use and foster a variety of approaches to create enthusiasm and support for maps in widely varying constituencies.
  • Interest in modern library technical services from digitization, repositories, cataloging and web services with a geospatial twist.
  • Familiarity with new uses of georeferenced materials in federated collections and digital humanities applications. 
  • Initiative in generating new ideas and proven ability to improve existing work flows, techniques and procedures.

  • Flexibility and enthusiasm to work in a dynamic team-based environment.
  • Effective interpersonally with the ability to work well and foster productive relationships with public of all age groups, library community, map community and partners.
  • Ability to interpret and execute Boston Public Library policy, understanding and interest in the development of Library resources and services, including the ability to help define the role of the Leventhal Map Center within the Boston Public Library.
  • Superior oral and written communication, proofreading, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work with various world languages (such as Latin, French, Spanish, or German) represented in the collections. 
  • High degree of personal integrity, professional demeanor, tact, good judgment, dependability, and a commitment to values that support the Leventhal Map Center's mission to foster initiative, integrity and excellence in an environment of collaboration, collegiality, civility, and responsible stewardship. 

TO APPLY

We welcome qualified candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds including history, geography, historical cartography, geospatial technologies, and digital humanities to apply for the positon.  

City of Boston residency is not required. The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Please submit cover letter and resume by email to info@leventhalmap.org.  Please begin subject line with "Map Librarian, Last name, First name".

Connie Chin

President

Norman B. Leventhal Map Center

700 Boylston Street

Boston, MA 02116

617.859.2506

info@leventhalmap.org

 

Appendix A

Organizational History and Overview

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library was created in 2004 as a division of the Boston Public Library (BPL) in a public-private agreement between the BPL and the map collector-philanthropist Norman B. Leventhal.

In 2007, the Leventhal Map Center became a separately incorporated 501(c)(3) non-profit organiza-

tion governed by an independent Board of Directors, in a long term partnership with the Boston Public Library.

Focused on promoting the use of maps as an important educational tool to understand history, civilization, and the world today, the Leventhal Map Center seeks to preserve, catalog, study, and exhibit a historically significant collection of over 200,000 (World, European and United States) maps and 5,000 atlases in the collection of the BPL and Mapping Boston Foundation. The Leventhal Map Center is located on the first floor of the Library's historic McKim Building in Copley Square. It includes an exhibition gallery that features changing thematic exhibitions, a public learning center with current atlases and reference books, and a room for the research of rare maps and atlases. The Leventhal Map Center is dedicated to the creative educational use of its cartographic holdings, which extend from the 15th century to the present. In pursuit of its mission, the Center collects and preserves maps and atlases, promotes research in the collection, and makes its resources available to the public through its website, exhibitions, publications, lectures, and other programs. The Center has a particular interest in developing innovative uses of maps and geographic materials to engage young people's curiosity about the world, thereby enhancing their understanding of geography, history, world cultures, and citizenship. The Leventhal Map Center's mission is governed by the mandate to provide free access to all. Programs of the Leventhal Map Center include education programs in and out of the classroom, outreach to schools and branch libraries throughout Boston, teacher development programs, publications and exhibits, lectures, and an interactive web site.

 

Appendix B

The Boston Public Library (BPL) was founded in 1848, by an act of the Great and General Court of Massachusetts, and was the first large free municipal library in the United States. The BPL's first building opened in 1854 with a collection of approximately 16,000 volumes. The present Copley Square location has been home to the BPL since 1895, when architect Charles Follen McKim completed his "palace for the people." In the latter half of the 19th century, the BPL worked vigorously to develop and expand its branch library system. Viewed as a means to extend its presence through the city, the first branch library in the United States was opened in East Boston in 1870. Between 1872 and 1900, 21 more branches began servicing communities through Boston's diverse neighborhoods. In 1972, the BPL expanded its Copley Square location with the opening of an addition designed by Philip Johnson. Today, the McKim building houses the BPL's vast research collection and the Johnson building holds the circulating collection of the general library and serves as headquarters for BPL's 24 branch libraries. In addition to 6.1 million books in the general Library, the BPL holds over 1.2 million rare books and manuscripts, and a wealth of maps, musical scores, and prints. Among its large collection, the BPL holds several first edition folios by William Shakespeare, original music scores from Mozart to Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf," a map that pre-dates Columbus's 1492 voyage to the new world, and, in its rare book collection, the personal library of John Adams. Over 2.2 million patrons visit the BPL and its branches each year.

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Librarian, Special Collections, The Bostonian Society, Boston, MA

The Bostonian Society

Position Title: Special Collections Librarian, Part-Time

Reports to: Director of Education and Exhibitions

Since 1881, The Bostonian Society (TBS) has collected, preserved, and made accessible for research a wide range of paper materials relating to the history of Boston through its library and archives. Highlights include sources on New England and Boston history, colonial history and the American Revolution, city directories from 1789 onward, and Massachusetts Revolutionary War military records. The archives contain a wide selection of historical documents, including manuscript collections, financial records, broadsides, maps and plans, and newspapers.  The library maintains a photography collection, which documents Boston from the 1850s to today.

Job Summary: The Special Collections Librarian role is a part-time (16 hour-per-week) position, during regular office hours of 9 - 5, Monday through Friday. The Special Collections Librarian is responsible for the care, preservation, and management of all materials contained in the library and archives. Accessibility is a high priority for the Society and the Special Collections Librarian plays an important part in making our collections accessible to everybody.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the care, preservation, and management of the Bostonian Society Library and Archives;
  • Manage and catalog archival and library materials;
  • Manage archive and library information in Re: discovery/Proficio, the Society's collections management software;
  • Respond to requests by staff, researchers, and the general public for access to and information about the Bostonian Society's archival and library holdings;
  • Manage on-site researchers in TBS's library and archives;
  • Coordinate rights and reproductions for use of TBS materials, including, access to deliverables, permission process, and payments of fees;
  • Collaborate with Education and Exhibitions Department on projects involving the display and interpretation of archival materials;
  • Rotate and maintain all archival items on exhibit;
  • Generate content featuring archival material for social media and the blog.

 

 Qualifications include:

  • American Library Association-accredited Masters of Library Science;
  • 1-3 years of experience working in archives;
  • Familiarity with methods of historical research;
  • Knowledge of archival standards and best practices;
  • Proficiency with databases and digitization;
  • Excellent organizational, writing, interpersonal, and communication skills;
  • Knowledge of Boston's history and the American Revolution preferred.

 

The work of this position takes place at a historic site. Incumbent should be able to carry equipment and supplies up and down stairs and able to lift 20 pounds.

 

This part-time position pays $21 per hour. PTO time is accrued based on hours worked.

 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample to hr@bostonhistory.org by Monday, January 22, 2018.

 

For more information about the Bostonian Society and the Old State House, visit www.bostonhistory.org

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Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Electronic Resources Librarian

Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

  

The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries Acquisitions and Collections Services Department seeks a skilled and enthusiastic Electronic Resources (E-Resources) Librarian to serve as Head of the E-Resources Unit. This 12-month, tenure-track faculty position provides leadership and expertise in acquiring and integrating electronic resources into the Libraries' collections. The E-Resources Librarian reports directly to the Chair of Acquisitions & Collections Services, supervises four staff, and works collaboratively with personnel across the libraries to acquire and manage ongoing access to electronic resources.  The E-Resources Unit is responsible for the acquisition and management of the Libraries' e-resources and engages in a variety of activities, including licensing and acquiring electronic resources and processing over $9 million dollars in annual e-resource expenditures.

 

In support of the mission and strategic directions of the Smathers Libraries, the Electronic Resources Librarian works collaboratively and fosters positive working relationships with colleagues and with publisher and vendor representatives. This position may assist with negotiating license agreements and purchasing arrangements and will represent the Libraries by serving on consortial committees. As a tenure-accruing faculty member, the E-Resources Librarian will be expected to pursue research and engage in scholarship and creative activities that generate impact nationally and internationally, including publications, presentations, and grants; as well as professional service activities that meet library-wide tenure and promotion criteria.

 

The E-Resources Librarian is expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and perspectives in work activities to support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society.

 

The search will remain open until February 5, 2018, and 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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Librarian, French Cultural Center, Boston, MA

Center Librarian

REPORTS TO

Executive Director, manages Library Assistant, works closely with all other departments. 

ABOUT THE LIBRARY OF THE FRENCH CULTURAL CENTER:

Created in 1945, our lending library offers 29,000 documents in all formats and is the second collection of this type in the U.S. (among a network of approximately 100 Alliances Françaises in the U.S.). The library actively acquires works originally published in French. We serve a diverse audience ranging from beginner-level students to native speakers.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bilingual in French and English
  • Holds a Master of Library Science (preferred)
  • Has an appreciation and knowledge of French and Francophone literature and culture
  • Is creative and able to review existing programs and marketing material and suggest improvements and new additions
  • Has a great team spirit
  • Is friendly and finds it easy to interact both on a one-on-one basis with users and to welcome groups

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversees the daily operations of the Library.
  • Handles collection development and acquisitions, including sorting donations as well as weeding.
  • Classifies and catalogs new acquisitions (about 50 new items per month).
  • Shares daily circulation duties (about 1h30 per day, and covers all while the assistant is away).
  • Organizes bi-annual book sales to raise funds for new acquisitions.
  • Oversees budget and takes part in fundraising efforts, including finding funding for special projects and supporting other departments in fundraising.
  • Evaluates and reviews policies and procedures as necessary.
  • Keeps track of records and statistics and reports bi-weekly on activities.
  • Handles reference and readers advisory services, makes recommendations in support of French language learning and CECR goals.
  • Provides marketing and social media content, contributes to the blog.
  • Creates bibliographies and relevant displays.
  • Handles two monthly activities (one book club and one discovery workshop); suggestions for more programs welcome.
  • Promotes online collections offered on Culturethèque, sits on the editorial committee, contributes to editing platform, reporting technical issues, and training users to use the platform.
  • Hires and trains staff.
  • Makes public appearances such as guided tours of the Library for new members, potential members, and school visits.
  • Attends the Salon du livre in Paris once a year to stay informed.
  • Keeps informed of library trends and technological developments and makes informed recommendations concerning the library in general.
 

SCHEDULE

September-June: Tuesday through Saturday. 

July-August: Monday through Friday.

COMPENSATION

$55,000-$61,000 per year depending on experience, 12 days paid vacation, health benefits.

DEADLINE TO APPLY

January 10, 2018
For more information, click here.

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Archivist, Casey Papers Digitization Project, Historic New England, Boston, MA

Position: Project Archivist, Casey Digitization Project

Classification: Term-limited (18 months), Part-time, Non-exempt (24 hours/week)

Location: Otis House, Boston, Massachusetts

 

Description: This position works as part of a National Historical Publications and Records Commission-funded grant, coordinating Transforming Washington, D.C.: The Impact of Thomas Lincoln Casey and Edward Pearce Casey on the Nation's Capital, that will allow Historic New England to digitize and provide online access to the papers of Brigadier General Thomas Lincoln Casey (1831-1896) and his son, architect Edward Pearce Casey (1864-1940). The Casey documents include manuscripts, ephemera, photographs, architectural drawings, and scrapbooks related to the work of the Caseys on significant government buildings (approximately 37,500 pages). This position is benefit eligible including health, dental, and vacation benefits.

 

Responsibilities: Review the foldered documents in the Thomas Lincoln Casey and Edward Pearce Casey papers; barcode folders and containers for tracking purposes; conduct a conservation review of the materials, noting any special handling requirements. Oversee the move of the materials to and from storage to the photography studios; Ensure that the quality of the 37,500 digital images and the accuracy of the associated metadata adhere to standards set forth by Historic New England and the Society of American Archivists.  Coordinate the day-to-day project work schedule in consultation with the project manager; supervise volunteers.

 

Qualifications: ALA-accredited Master's degree in library and information science or similar degree from a recognized graduate program in archival studies and three years of related experience. Fully competent experience with computerized collections management systems, such as Minisis, ArchivesSpace, or Re: Discovery. Experience working on a large-scale digitization project. Experience processing archival and manuscript collections according to archival best practices. Experience using Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), Encoded Archival Description (EAD), and controlled vocabularies such as AAT, TGN, LCSH, and LCNAF. Excellent computer and data entry skills. Skilled use of Microsoft Office suite. High degree of attention to detail.

Ability to effectively manage time in order to meet project deadlines.

 

This employee must be able to operate effectively in a team environment, where communication within and among teams is essential to success.  Ability to interact and communicate with staff orally and in writing is essential.  This position is based at the Otis House, Boston, Massachusetts, with occasional travel to Haverhill facility in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

 

Submission: Applications will be accepted through January 8. Please send résumé, cover letter, and salary requirements to jobs@historicnewengland.org or mail to Historic New England, 151 Essex Street, Haverhill, MA 01832, Attn: Human Resources.

 

Historic New England is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to supporting equality of opportunity and respect for diversity. We are committed to providing equal opportunity in employment to all qualified persons without regard to non-work-related factors such as race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, or sexual orientation.

 

Historic New England offers generous and comprehensive vacation, holiday, and health and wellness benefit packages.

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Reference Librarian, Highline College, Des Moines, WA

Highline College (located in Des Moines, Washington) is recruiting for a full-time, 9 month tenure-track Reference Librarian position (linkstarting fall quarter September 19, 2018.  The reference librarian will provide research and reference assistance and individualized instruction to students, faculty, staff, and the public. The reference librarian will teach information literacy to students in variety of classes across the curriculum. As a member of the reference department, the librarian will share responsibility for collection development. The reference department is instrumental in leading open educational resources (OER) use and expansion. The reference librarian is service oriented, requiring excellent social, communication, and collaboration skills.

Please note: Librarians develop and teach online credit classes in the Library & Information Services program but only teach one credit class per academic year. The Highline College faculty job announcement template states that faculty typically teach 45 credits. That does not apply to this position.

Highline College is situated in a diverse community just 20 minutes south of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 70% students of color, representing over 35 nations and more than 100 languages. The college embraces equity, inclusion, and social justice, with core goals of Student Attainment, Diversity, Community Engagement, and Sustainability.

For a more detailed description of the position and qualifications, please view online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/highline/jobs/1905065/reference-librarian-instructor-tenure-track 

Deadline to apply is February 7, 2018 at 4pm.

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Clinical Librarian, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Clinical Librarian 

Recruitment is now open for UVA Health Sciences Library's next clinical librarian. We are seeking a conscientious professional interested in developing next generation service models supporting clinical care at the UVA Health System. Our clinical librarian will work closely with clinical teams and library colleagues to provide user-focused services that support evidence-based practice. Progressive minded thinking and awareness of the information technologies affecting modern day medicine is a critical component of this position. The clinical librarian will also assist the Medical Education Librarian in providing superior educational services to undergraduate and graduate medical education.


Responsibilities include

  • Provide professional information services to the clinician community which includes physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals.
  • Includes services supporting evidence-based practice, knowledge management, and advocacy of relevant information technologies.
  • Maintains awareness of emerging information technology trends in health care and awareness of their potential impact on health care. 
  • Actively participant in the design and implementation of innovative library services.
  • Works closely with the Medical Education Librarian to develop and implement library services supporting undergraduate and graduate medical education.

The Environment

The University of Virginia is an internationally renowned research and teaching institution ranking 3rd nationally among public universities according to US News Best Colleges. The University of Virginia School of Medicine has received the 2017 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award for the sixth year in a row. This national honor recognizes U.S. medical, dental, pharmacy, osteopathic, nursing, and allied health schools that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Charlottesville, located on the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is consistently recognized for its quality of life. Surrounded by rolling hills dotted with historic sites, Charlottesville offers abundant access to vineyards, breweries, hiking trails, and picturesque cycling routes. Charlottesville has a strong local restaurant scene and is a culinary destination for any foodie. Recent accolades include One of America's Best Small Cities for Foodies (Travelocity), and #5 ranking of the Top 100 Best Places to Live by Livability.com.  The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library is a fast paced collaborative environment that broadly defines its role in serving health sciences faculty, staff, and students through its innovative services and spaces.

 

Required Degree

ALA-accredited masters degree in library or information science, or advanced degree in health sciences or related field. New graduates are encouraged to apply.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong service orientation and public service skills.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to work independently and on teams.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience with the provision of information services.
  • Competence in providing instruction.
  • Knowledge of an academic health sciences research environment.

To Apply

Complete a Candidate Profile online at https://jobs.virginia.edu/ posting number 
0622334. Attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. The position will remain open to applications until filled; applications received before January 19, 2018 will receive priority. The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Community Engagement Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SE/A)

Health Sciences and Human Services Library

University of Maryland, Baltimore

In cooperation with the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program (https://allofus.nih.gov) and the All of Us Training and Coordinating Center, the All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator will focus on improving consumer access to high quality health information in communities throughout the U.S., specifically, by working with public libraries. The goals of this 3-year pilot position are to:

  • Help public libraries in supporting the health information needs of their users;
  • Support community engagement through public libraries for All of Us; and
  • Help establish an All of Us Training Program, the home for training and resources about and related to the program for consumers, health professionals, librarians, and researchers.

 

The Coordinator will work with regional public libraries, community-based organizations, known All of Us partners, and others in target areas within AL, DC, FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, and WV to develop activities based upon community health needs and the requirements of the All of Us program.

 

The All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator works under the direction of the Executive Director of the NNLM Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region and the All of Us Training and Coordinating Center. The SEA Coordinator serves as the Point of Contact for the program and collaborates with other NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Coordinators to create a cohesive but culturally sensitive strategy for educating and engaging stake holders.

 

The Coordinator position is a full-time, non-tenured faculty librarian currently funded through April 30, 2020 with potential for renewal. This is an office-based position, without an option for telecommuting, located at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library with frequent travel to target areas and national meetings.

 

For more information about NNLM SEA, visit http://nnlm.gov/sea. For more information about the NIH All of Us Research Program, visit https://allofus.nih.gov/.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • In consultation with the All of Us Research Program, collaborate with selected target areas for community engagement (two per year for a total of six areas by Year 3).
  • Identify community health and health literacy needs tailored to the identified geographic areas.
  • Convene a network of diverse partners that represent all segments of the targeted communities that are dedicated to improving community health, including public libraries.
  • Participate in national program coordination to develop effective, innovative, replicable approaches to meet the All of Us and health information needs of library users.
  • Coordinate subawards to support public libraries and community organizations in accomplishing the goals set forth in this project.
  • Prepare detailed evaluation and progress reports on activities, programs and services in close collaboration with the All of Us University Coordinating Center, National Network Coordinating Office, National Evaluation Office, and other NNLM regions.
  • Contribute through scholarly articles, presentations at professional association meetings, and professional service (e.g., serving on professional panels) surrounding the NNLM All of Us national program.

 

Required qualifications:

  • Master of Library Science or equivalent advanced degree from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Minimum of three years' experience working in public libraries or with public library staff
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing and evaluating new programs
  • Service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Willingness to travel; valid driver's license at the time of employment
  • Proficiency in software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, as well as Web-based applications

Preferred qualifications:

  • Significant project management experience
  • Experience with precision medicine concepts
  • Familiarity with NLM and NNLM programs
  • Extensive health information programming or community health education experience

 

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating "I verify that my CV is current and accurate" - does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by January 19, 2017. Interested applicants should apply using the following link http://bit.ly/AllofUsRML.    

 

MINIMUM SALARY: $57,000, commensurate with experience

 

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

 

ENVIRONMENT:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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NEASIS&T Scholarly API Conference, Simmons College, Boston, MA

Looking for a job? NEASIS&T is a great place to network and this year we will be discussing APIs used in libraries. Learn a useful skills while connecting with professionals from New England libraries near and far!

 

Free tickets are available for the first 18 students and provided by Simmons ASIS&T! Please email asist@simmons.edu before registering to get the student discount code. Once the 18 tickets are gone, student tickets are $30, so sign up fast!

WHO: Beginners who want to know why APIs are important in libraries; everyone who wants to find a librarian API community of practice

WHEN: Monday January 8, 2018, 9-4

WHERE: Boston (Simmons College)

HOW MUCH: $75 general, $45 ASIST members, $30 students

REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/understanding-and-using-apis-tickets-39730351551

QUESTIONS: neasist@gmail.com

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Multimedia Specialist, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard College Library is currently seeking candidates for the position of Multimedia Specialist. Reporting to the Multimodal Learning Librarian, this position is responsible for the management and administration of the Multimedia Lab in Lamont Library, including a team of student assistants that assist all lab users. This position interviews, hires, trains and supervises a team of student assistants to provide help and basic problem-solving assistance with multimedia equipment and software available to users in the Lamont Media Lab and in the Cabot Science Library Media Studios. The student team is comprised of about 20 staff members covering 90 hours/week in the Lamont Media Lab and 50 hours/week concurrently in the Cabot Science Library with Media Studio support.

 

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

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Call for Proposals: Research Agenda on the Research Environment and Scholarly Communication System

Request for Proposals: Research Agenda on the Research Environment and Scholarly Communication System

http://www.acrl.ala.org/acrlinsider/archives/14974

ACRL seeks proposals for the design, development, and delivery of a new ACRL research agenda on the research environment and scholarly communication system. The final research agenda will provide an overview of trends, identify effective and promising practices, and delineate important questions where deeper inquiry is needed to accelerate the transition to more open, inclusive, and equitable systems of scholarship. This research agenda will be informed by scholarly literature, as well as by advances in practice and the voices of historically underrepresented communities.

The goals of the research agenda are to: a) provide practical, actionable information for academic librarians; b) include the perspectives of historically underrepresented communities in order to expand the profession's understanding of research environments and scholarly communication systems; and c) point librarians and other scholars towards the most important research questions to investigate.

Work will begin in mid-March 2018 with a with a final document of publishable quality, 23-40 pages in length, due by December 4, 2018. Read more about project objectives and scope along with proposal specifications in the full request for proposals. Proposals are due by January 29, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. (CST).

The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for librarians. Representing more than 10,500 academic and research librarians and interested individuals, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) develops programs, products and services to help academic and research librarians learn, innovate and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning and transforming scholarship. ACRL is on the web at acrl.org, Facebook at facebook.com/ala.acrl and Twitter at @ala_acrl.

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Teen Services Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

TEEN SERVICES LIBRARIAN

(GRADUATE LIBRARIAN 2)

The Worcester Public Library is seeking candidates for the position of Teen Services Librarian! This position is a beginning professional position working under the supervision of the Youth Services Manager with overall oversight by the Youth Services Coordinator. The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills and have experience working with diverse populations in an urban community. The candidate will be responsible for connecting teen library customers with the information they seek and developing and implementing engaging library programs, collections and services. The candidate in this position will also assist with all aspects of youth services in a busy department, including providing customer assistance at various service points.

SALARY: $44,852.70 - $65,264.96 annually; $21.49 - $31.27 hourly

For a Full Job Description Visit: http://tinyurl.com/mywpl-jobs

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Education: MLS/MLIS, including graduate credit in children's services, from a library school accredited by the American Library Association or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
  • Experience: Relevant experience in libraries, bookstores, schools and/or with youth is preferable.
  • Schedule: Includes evening and weekend assignments and working at other locations.
  • Travel: Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner. A valid driver's license is required.

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

THIS POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED

To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter 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"  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, 508-799-1030HR@worcesterma.gov

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Research Operations Supervisor, Goodwin Procter LLP, Boston, MA

Job Summary:

The Research Operations Supervisor works to ensure that members of the firm have access to  accurate and current research materials. Responsibilities include performing and supervising all aspects of serials management including renewals, check-in, electronic and print current awareness routing; coordinating acquisitions processes such as initiating new orders, distributing deskbooks and troubleshooting vendor issues such as subscription claiming, and reconciling invoice discrepancies.

 

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for performing/supervising the daily serials functions; this includes check-in and new receipt processing, disseminating print and electronic subscription issues and maintaining accurate routing records.
  • Responsible for performing/supervising acquisitions; this includes ordering new publications, troubleshooting vendor invoicing problems and processing new materials. 
  • Responsible for maintaining the core attorney deskbook master list and assuring that deskbooks are distributed efficiently across firm-wide practice areas; responsible for coordinating firm-wide office copy bulk orders to maximize available discounts.
  • Responsible for integrity of records in the firm collection management system. 
  • Trains and supervises department co-op employees.
  • Supervises contract loose-leaf filing services in the Firm's U.S. offices. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Job Requirements:                            

  1. Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited library school.
  2. Minimum 3-5 years progressively responsible technical services experience in a special or academic library.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of integrated library automation systems.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging standards such as RDA, USMARC, and  LC classification and standard authority control procedures.
  5. Ability to train and supervise research operations activities of co-op employees.
  6. Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  7. Strong customer service orientation.
  8. Ability to prioritize responsibilities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  9. Ability to work independently and collaboratively with Research Services and firm colleagues.
  10. Proficient using MS Office applications including, Word, Excel, and Outlook. Ability to learn and develop proficiency using specific firm applications such as a DMS and finance and accounting tools.

 

To apply, please visit this link.

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Library Assistant, New England College of Optometry, Boston, MA

Library​ ​Assistant​ ​(Afternoons/Evenings/Sundays)

The New England College of Optometry (NECO), a small, focused, independent graduate school in Boston's Back Bay, is seeking a Library Assistant who can cover 12pm-8pm Monday-Thursday​ and 9am-4pm​ ​on​ ​Sunday​. This position performs a variety of duties related to the support and provision of library services, including circulation, course reserves, interlibrary loan/document delivery, serials management and book preparation. This full-time, 35 hours/week position reports to the Director of Library Services.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Circulation:

  • Oversee the efficient circulation of materials: run daily, weekly, and monthly automated circulation reports, produce and distribute overdue/fine notices, and maintain the circulation manual
  • Serve as the primary point of contact to patrons at the service desk, projecting an image of helpfulness, efficiency and professionalism

Student​ ​worker​ ​management:

  • Hire, schedule, train and manage a large group of work study students (typically 20+) each term
  • Collaborate with the Director of Library Services to manage Federal and non-Federal work study student budgets

Technical​ ​services/interlibrary​ ​loan​ ​support:

  • Check in and claim print serials
  • Manage bindery shipments
  • Prepare newly-cataloged materials for circulation
  • Collaborate with the Research Support Librarian and Saturday Library Assistant to receive, transmit and fulfill article and book requests from the collection or from interlibrary loan/document delivery sources

Course​ ​reserves​ ​management:

  • Collaborate with faculty to determine materials for course reserve
  • Prepare and manage course reserves, including both print and online materials

Other​ ​related​ ​duties:

  • Provide efficient library services in afternoon/evenings and on Sundays, including opening and/or closing the library
  • Oversee care and maintenance of loanable technology such as iPads, etc., and maintain orderly public service areas
  • Order and maintain inventory of office supplies
  • Obtain and compile statistics on library services and collections
  • Perform other related duties as necessitated by the position or as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least six months of experience in a library setting
  • Experience in an academic library desired
  • Retail and/or supervisory experience desired
  • Mature, dependable and reliable work ethic is a must!

HOURS

  • Monday to Thursday: 12pm-8pm
  • Sunday: 9am-4pm
  • Hours may be subject to minor changes, with advance notice

To apply: send resume, cover letter and 3 professional references to HRdepartment@neco.edu. The New England College of Optometry is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.

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Library Reference Assistant, MCPHS University, Boston, MA

For nearly 200 years, MCPHS University, formerly known as Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, has been at the forefront of innovation in the healthcare world.  We take pride in our history, yet are motivated by a curiosity about the future.  That's why we are constantly updating our state-of-the-art labs, innovating our curriculums, and adding programs to coincide with the needs of an ever-changing healthcare landscape. 

 

Faculty and staff continue to bring their talents and skills to MCPHS University to contribute to our mission of guiding and supporting students toward successful and sustainable careers in healthcare.  Whatever position an employee holds, their efforts make an important impact on the overall quality of campus life. Employees are an integral part of a community that is proud of its heritage and the accomplishments that make MCPHS University a first-class educational institution.

 

Responsibilities:

The Library Reference Assistant provides support to staff the reference desk and assists patrons in locating and using print and electronic library resources. 

  • Troubleshoot basic computer problems and communicate with the Information Services Help Desk as needed
  • Communicate with patrons in-person and via chat, email, and telephone
  • Collect statistics relating to reference transactions and other library operations
  • Handle other special projects as assigned.
  • Work hours are typically scheduled between 10am-7pm, Monday-Friday, although some evenings and weekends may be required.

This is a temporary, part-time (up to 17 hours per week) position, and is not eligible for benefits.

Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor.

 

Qualifications:

Required: 

  • A bachelor's degree
  • Current enrollment in a library science program or an earned library assistant degree or certificate
  • Strong commitment to excellent customer service
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and public relations skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • General office experience and comfort with computers, MS Office and basic Internet skills
  • Interest in acquiring new skills in a rapidly changing environment

Desired: 

  • Experience working in a library or office environment
  • Knowledge of electronic and print library resources, library circulation systems and online library catalogs
  • Knowledge of health information, including medical terminology and medical reference sources

To apply, please visit https://careers-mcphs.icims.com/jobs/2757/library-reference-assistant-%28part-time%29/job Attach a cover letter and a resum.  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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Graduate Administrative Assistant, Simmons College, Boston, MA

The College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office is seeking a graduate administrative assistant to start work the week of 01/15/2018

The graduate assistant will work 20 hours per week at $13 per hour and will assist the Executive Assistant with administrative duties (e.g. answering phones and emails, calendar management, clerical support, filing, etc.). The selected student will triage requests and inquiries from fellow students, faculty, staff and external parties. 

This appointment will last until May 12th, 2018​.​

 
Required Skills:
  • Ability to work independently
  • Maintain confidentiality if required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of MS office
Please submit a resume to Emma Torres, Executive Assistant to the Dean, at torrese@simmons.edu

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Business Development Research Coordinator, Analysis Group, Inc., Boston, MA

Analysis Group, Inc.

Job Description

 

Job title:                     Business Development Research Coordinator

Department:              Marketing

Office location:          Boston, MA

Schedule:                   Full-Time, Monday - Friday

 

Overview:

Analysis Group is one of the largest private economics consulting firms, with more than 800 professionals across 13 offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. Since 1981, we have provided expertise in economics, finance, health care analytics, and strategy to top law firms, Fortune Global 500 companies, and government agencies worldwide. Our internal experts, together with our network of affiliated experts from academia, industry, and government, offer our clients exceptional breadth and depth of expertise

 

This position will support the marketing department's business development research team in supporting business development and research-related initiatives. The primary focus of this role will be supporting our lead generation activities (researching, tracking, and maintaining leads in support of new business). Employing business and legal research skills, this individual will be responsible for case monitoring, document/filing retrieval, and summarizing cases and findings. Other assignments would include monitoring legal news and supporting the research team with dossiers on potential clients and connections and with expert research.  

 

The position requires intellectual curiosity; creativity; the tenacity to track down needed information; the capacity to filter large amounts of data; and the ability to problem-solve with the highest level of attention to detail and accuracy.  The Business Development Research Coordinator should be equally effective collaborating with colleagues, as well as working independently on self-directed projects.

 

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for lead tracking across a variety of practice areas; activities will include updating case dockets, identifying case details (counsel involved, dockets, complaints, etc.), and creating/updating leads in our Client Relationship Management (CRM) system
  • Assist the research team in the production of news summaries, company/individual dossiers, and industry/practice-specific profiles in support of business development initiatives 
  • Provide news awareness support to business development research group's practice leads, including the monitoring of legal industry news
  • Provide high quality, thoughtful marketing-related research using internal and external research tools including CourtLink, Westlaw, Law360, Bloomberg Law, and Lexis
  • Collaborate on various marketing-related efforts, as needed

 

Relationships:

  • This position will support the Business Development Research Manager and collaborate with the business development research group and others in the marketing group, as well as fulfilling research requests from consulting staff

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and three to five years of professional experience
  • Ideal candidate will have research experience in the legal or business sector
  • Must have solid research skills as well as strong analytical and critical reasoning skills; prior experience with  Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, or other online legal databases is especially helpful
  • Interest in legal issues and in the current litigation environment
  • Must be able to organize, plan, and work on multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize projects, meet deadlines, and be flexible in order to respond to shifting demands
  • Accuracy, attention to detail, and problem solving ability are critical
  • Must exhibit a desire to learn, participate, and take ownership of one's workload

 

Factors for Assessing Performance (Functional Competencies):

  • Functional/Technical Capabilities - Demonstrates technical competence and effectively delivers support in area of expertise
  • Customer Service - Responsive to internal and external requests; provides high quality service and support
  • Communication - Communicates clearly and listens to requests effectively
  • Teamwork/Working Characteristics - Demonstrates ability to work effectively with others and independently; demonstrates initiative and ownership
  • Project Management - Effectively manages projects, meeting necessary deadlines
  • Problem Resolution - Resolves problems quickly and effectively

 

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Rosemary Zankiw at rosemary.zankiw@ananlysisgroup.com or apply online at this link.

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Assistant Professor, University of Washington Information School, Seattle, WA

The University of Washington Information School is hiring for an Assistant Professor.

Please see this link for the full description: https://ap.washington.edu/ahr/academic-jobs/position/aa26570/.

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Resource Sharing Assistant, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

MIT Libraries - Resource Sharing Assistant

Resource Sharing Unit

(Part-time Temporary Position) 

The MIT Libraries Resource Sharing department seeks a part-time temporary Resource Sharing Assistant.

MIT's Resource Sharing service allows reciprocal borrowers, academic and public libraries, and private institutions access to materials held in the MIT Libraries' collections in print or digital format. The service allows members of the MIT community to access materials not held in the MIT Libraries' collections in print or digital format. It also supports the unmediated borrowing services for BorrowDirect.

 

Key Duties: Under the supervision of the Resource Sharing Associate, the assistant will process incoming/outgoing mail, prep books for circulation in ILLiad, BorrowDirect/Relais, and Aleph, and perform other tasks as needed.

 

Position Requirements: Good communication skills, punctuality, attendance, and attention to details are required as is the capacity to perform repetitive tasks. Ability to lift boxes weighing as much as 40 lbs. Previous library experience a plus.

 

Schedule: Begin early January 2018 (preferably by the week of January 8th) and continue through May 2018, with the potential for position extension.

Monday-Friday.

20 hours per week between the hours of 11:00am - 3:30pm.

Individuals must be available every day.

Hourly Rate: $13/hour. [This position is temporary and ineligible for MIT benefits.]

Contact: Georgina Lewis, g_lewis@mit.edu. Please also include information about potential start dates.

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Circulation Assistant, Rivier University, Nashua, NH

Circulation Assistant, Part-Time

Rivier University

Nashua, NH             

Job Description:

To perform a wide range of specialized and general tasks related to the Circulation Department at the Regina Library.

 

Check out/in circulating and reserve materials in all formats and follow up on any related problems. Shelve circulating materials. Assist in the training and supervision of student assistants in the absence of the Access Services Coordinator. Provide patrons with a wide variety of informational assistance concerning library services and policies. In the absence of the reference librarian, provide basic reference assistance.  Assist patrons as needed in the basic use of computers, Microsoft Office products, printers, photocopiers, scanners, etc.

 

Qualifications:

Required: Bachelor's degree plus two to three years of relevant library experience preferred, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired. General office and organizational skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office products. Ability to interact courteously and efficiently with library patrons; ability to exercise sound discretion when administering library policies. Excellent customer service orientation.

 

Preferred: Overall understanding of academic library operations, library circulation systems, basic reference assistance, and Library of Congress classification. Good supervisory and organizational skills.

WORK SCHEDULE

31 weeks, academic year

Monday through Wednesday: 4:00pm to 9:00pm; Thursday: 4:00pm to 8:30pm

Total hours = 19.5 per week

 

Submit cover letter, resume and the contact information for three professional references to:  Office of Human Resources, Rivier University, 420 South Main St., Nashua, NH 03060 Attn: CIRCULATION ASSISTANT PART TIME 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 Sunday, January 7, 2018.

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Researcher, Legislative History, Massachusetts State Archives, Boston, MA

The Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School is looking for a Boston-area library student researcher to visit the Massachusetts State Archives this week in order photograph and email images of state legislative packages. The packages will already be pulled so the work should be able to be done relatively quickly.

 

Rate of pay is 15/hr + local travel expenses. 

Total time estimate 3 hours.

 

If interested and able to visit the Archives on Wednesday, December 20 or Thursday, December 21, please email: stacia.stein@yale.edu

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Call for Applications: 2018 Lucille M. Wert Scholarship

Call for Applications: 2018 Lucille M. Wert Scholarship - 
Deadline: February 1, 2018

Designed to help a person with an interest in the fields of Chemistry and Information to pursue graduate study in Library, Information, or Computer Science, the Scholarship consists of a $1,500 honorarium.  This scholarship is given yearly (to a qualified applicant) by the Division of Chemical Information of the American Chemical Society.

The applicant must have a bachelor's degree with a major in Chemistry or related disciplines (related disciplines are, for example, Biochemistry or Chemical Informatics).  The applicant must have been accepted (or currently enrolled) into a graduate Library, Information, or Computer Science program in an accredited institution.  Work experience in Library, Information or Computer Science preferred. 

The deadline to apply for the 2018 Lucille M. Wert Scholarship is February 1, 2018.  Details on the application procedures can be found at http://www.acscinf.org/content/lucille-m-wert-student-scholarship.

Applications (email preferred) can be sent to: marge.matthews@outlook.com

Contact address:
Marge Matthews

CINF Awards Committee
633 Dayton Rd.
Bryn Mawr, PA  19010-3801
Phone:  610-527-0686

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User Experience Librarian, University at Albany, Albany, NY

User Experience Librarian

The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seek applications for an energetic, flexible, and innovative User Experience Librarian. This position will report to the Head of the Reference and Research Services Department.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with and leads the Website Development Team in maintaining a functional, attractive and usable website and mobile website.
  • Conducts website accessibility audits and tracks website usage.
  • Plans and coordinates usability assessment for digital and physical library resources and spaces.
  • Serves on the Online Public Interface Committee and collaborates with colleagues to enhance the interfaces of all the University Libraries' discovery products and systems.
  • Stays abreast of trends related to user-centered design and works collaboratively with colleagues to implement projects and programs designed to improve users' experience of the University Libraries.
  • Participates in initiatives of the Reference and Research Services Department.
  • Provides general reference service during assigned hours at the reference desk in the University Library (may include evenings and weekends) to students, faculty, staff and community users, in person, by phone, via chat, and through the Personalized Assistance with Searching (PAWS) consultation service.
  • Research, publication, and service to the Libraries, University and profession are expected to satisfy criteria for continuing appointment (tenure) and promotion. 

Academic rank: Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian (rank will be determined by the successful candidate's qualifications)

 

For additional information, including qualification requirements and application instructions: https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=92430

 

Application deadline: January 19, 2018

The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.

 

About the University at Albany: 

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses. Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City, and the Adirondacks.

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IIBI Events 2018

JANUARY: 
Reading seminar. 
DATES: 30, 31 January and 1 February 2018 
OBJECTIVE: To explore the possibilities of building links between academic reading and aesthetic reading, in order to strengthen the development of skills and academic performance of communities. Thus the university library can build partnerships with teachers, researchers, artistic and cultural communities, which will help libraries remain as a strategic space for learning, research, reading and culture, in short training. 
INFORMATION: http://iibi.unam.mx/f/SIL_Programa.pdf 
ENTRIES: inscripec@iibi.unam.mx 
Entry Deadline: January 22, 2018 
VENUE: IIBI; Seminar 1, Humanid1ades Tower II, 13th floor. 

FEBRUARY: 
III International Congress of Photographic Documentation. FOTODOC. 
DATES: February 6 to 9, 2018. 
OBJECTIVE: To promote the encounter between researchers and practitioners interested in photography as a document in all its aspects (art, heritage, information, applications, education or technology) in order to analyze the status of the issue from different perspectives, and contribute to research by presenting papers and presentations on various topics. 
INFORMATION CALL: http://iibi.unam.mx/f/Convocatoria%20propiamente%20dicha.pdf 
WORKSHOPS: http://iibi.unam.mx/f/TALLERES.JPG 
CONGRESS: http://iibi.unam.mx/f/CONFERENCIAS.JPG 
ENTRIES: inscripec@iibi.unam.mx 
Entry Deadline: February 1, 2018 
VENUE: IIBI; Seminar 1, Humanities Tower II, 13th floor. 

39 International Book Fair of Palacio de Mineria. 
DATES: February 22, with March 5, 2018 
OBJECTIVE: The IIBI participates in this fair presenting their new publications on it. 

SCORING IN YOUR AGENDA 

Monday, February 26: Hall of Academy of Engineering 
12pm. Presentation of the book "Ethical Use of Information: implementations and challenges". Jaime Rios Ortega y César Augusto Ramírez Velázquez coordinators. 
1pm. Presentation of the books: "The Infodiversidad and ethical use of individual and collective knowledge" and "the ethical use of information and practice of free access." Estela Morales Campos, coordinator. 
4pm. Presentation of the book "Users 2.0 of audiovisual and textual information." Juan José Calva, author. 
5pm. Presentation of the book "The teaching of reading in college." Elsa Ramirez Leyva, author. 

Tuesday, February 27: Hall of Academy of Engineering 
12pm. Presentation of "meanings and interpretations of information from the user." Patricia Hernandez Salazar. Authoress. 
1pm. Presentation of the book "Sustainable digital files. Conservation and access to audio and audiovisual collections for future societies ". Jaime Rios Ortega, César Augusto Ramírez Velázquez and Perla Olivia Rodriguez Resendiz coordinators. 

VENUE: Palacio de Mineria. Tacuba n u m. 5. Centro Hist or rich . 

MARCH: 
XIII Seminar Research Information Users. Ier International Research Conference on Information Users. 
DATES: 12 to 16 March, 2018. 
To analyze and discuss various research projects on the phenomenon of information needs in different user communities. Promote the generation of research projects on different user communities. Follow up investigations that are part of the seminar. Promote further research and its presentation to teachers, researchers, archivists and librarians. Analyze the usefulness of research on the phenomenon of information needs for designing archival, library and information services and collection development in different units of information such as files, documentation and information units, libraries and newspaper archives. 
SUBJECTS: Information users. User communities. Information needs. Information behavior. User satisfaction. Users theory. User training needs. Methodology for the study of users. 
VENUE: The XIII Seminar will be held at the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi. Faculty of information science. The First Congress was held at the University Cultural Center Bicentennial, San Luis Potosi. 
ENTRIES: magdalenavazquez@hotmail.com 
Entry Deadline: February 5, 2018 

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Gallery Attendant, Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Gallery Attendant, part time, Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, Boston, MA 

Description: The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library is seeking student interns for the position of Gallery Attendant. As the first face seen by patrons, Gallery Attendants greet and welcome visitors to the Map Center, offer gallery tours, perform light reference work, and provide information about map exhibitions and the Map Center's collection.

During times gallery traffic is light, the individual will work on special projects which will be determined by Map Center's needs but assigned with an eye towards the individual's skill sets, areas of study, and interests. Potential projects may involve public programming, educational outreach, reference projects, social media and/or web content creation, light cataloging, administrative tasks such as mailings and filing, or other tasks as needed. 

This is a part-time position. Compensation: $11/hour. Shift hours will be assigned among the group of Gallery Attendants. 

Qualifications: An ideal candidate will possess excellent interpersonal, communication, writing, and customer service skills; they should be internet and social media savvy, highly motivated, and detail-oriented. 

Graduate or undergraduate students currently enrolled in a library and information science, history, museum studies, or education program are encouraged to apply. Previous library or museum work experience is beneficial but not required. Coursework or experience providing reference services are preferred. Special interests in geography, history, maps, and mapping technologies are favorable. 

About the Map Center: The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library is dedicated to the creative educational use of its cartographic holdings, which extend from the 15th century to the present. In pursuit of its mission, the Center collects and preserves maps and atlases, promotes research in the collection, and makes its resources available to the public through its website, exhibitions, publications, lectures, and other programs. 

The Center has a particular interest in developing innovative uses of maps and geographic materials to engage young people's curiosity about the world, thereby enhancing their understanding of geography, history, world cultures, and citizenship. 

Applicants interested in the position should send a resume, cover letter, and three professional and/or academic references by January 11, 2018, by email to: Dory Klein, Map Librarian, dklein@leventhalmap.org. No phone inquiries please.

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center is an equal opportunity employer.

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Archivist, Journalist/Oral Historian Collection, Private Home, Manchester, NH

Part-Time Archivist, Journalist/Oral Historian Collection, Private Home in Manchester, NH

Seeking a part-time student archivist to work collaboratively with a family to organize the personal collection of a journalist/oral historian as part of a private project. Records include an extensive collection of audio, video, journal articles, and photographs related to interviews with politicians, actors, and activists. Project will be based at a private home in Manchester, NH (1 hr from Boston by car). Flexible hours; compensation based on experience. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Surveying, appraising, organizing and creating preliminary access to records in a private home, including paper-based, born-digital and AV materials
  • Offering recommendations for rehousing archival materials in appropriate storage mediums
  • Authoring a biographical statement for the records creator based on CV and materials at hand
  • Collaborate with record creator and immediate family members to determine next steps for collocating and creating broader access to records, including updating an existing website 

Requirements:

  • Enrollment or recent graduation from MLS program
  • Specialization or coursework in archives management, cultural heritage, or digital curation
  • Access to transportation to Manchester, NH (1 hr from Boston)
  • Proficiency with common Office and web applications and access to a personal laptop  
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs without assistance
  • Attention to detail and organization skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interest in journalism, oral histories, politics, and pop culture
  • Experience with photo and video editing

To apply, please email your resume to Greg Brodsky (gregbrodsky@gmail.com).

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Systems Librarian, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, ME

Lithgow Public Library is seeking an innovative librarian to support existing systems and technology, introduce new formats and applications, and to facilitate public access to information resources. Responsibilities include network management, troubleshooting, planning and implementation of new technology to meet the needs of users, coordination of the library's web presence, and routine security and hardware maintenance. 

The successful candidate will have an enthusiasm for working as part of a team to bring digital literacy to the community. Desired attributes include strong analytical, organizational and communications skills, knowledge of Linux and various Windows operating systems, and solid understanding of public library systems and operations. 

A Bachelor's degree is required, and candidates with an ALA-accredited Masters of Library Science, or currently enrolled in a M.L.S. program, are preferred.  Experience with III Sierra software a plus. Candidates must also have a minimum three (3) years working in a library setting. 

This is a full-time, non-exempt position with excellent benefits, generous paid time off and a pension plan.

Pay Range is NU 17 - $19.79 to $24.74 per hour

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and three current references to: Human Resources, City of Augusta, 16 Cony Street, Augusta, ME, 04330 or at HR@augustamaine.gov. For a complete job description or more information, contact Elizabeth Pohl, Library Director at (207)626-2415 or e-mail betsy@lithgow.lib.me.us 

Applications will be accepted through January 5, 2018 

The City of Augusta is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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Intern, Digital Archives, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

HIAS Project Digital Archives Intern, Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

The Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society seeks a detail-oriented and self-motivated individual for the position of HIAS Project Digital Archives Intern.

Reporting to the Digital Projects Coordinator, the HIAS Project Digital Archives Intern will support the ongoing digitization of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Boston Port records.

Hours and Stipend

This is a six-month, part-time internship with the possibility of extension. The intern will receive a monthly stipend of $750.00 (part-time, 3 days/week), paid on the 15th of the month. Start date is negotiable but will be prior to March 1, 2018.

Responsibilities

  • Digitization of text-and image-based documents using best professional practices
  • Prepare digital images and associated metadata for ingest into CONTENTdm repository
  • Create, enhance, and migrate existing metadata from the HIAS finding aid
  • Provide quality control and quality assurance of digitized images and metadata
  • Assist with developing and/or improving workflow procedures
  • Create social media posts pertaining to project

Required Qualifications

  • Enrollment or recent graduation from MLS program
  • Specialization or coursework in archives management, cultural heritage, or digital curation
  • Familiarity with metadata standards relevant to digital collection management and access
  • Familiarity with scanning tools
  • Familiarity with image editing software
  • Proficiency with common Office applications, especially Excel
  • Attention to detail and organization skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion of 1 or class related to archives, digital libraries, digital stewardship, information organization, or equivalent coursework
  • Previous experience with photo editing software
  • Previous experience with CONTENTdm or other digital repository systems
  • Experience of interest in Jewish and immigration history
  • Reading fluency in Hebrew, Yiddish, Polish, German, or French not required, but may be helpful

About the Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society

The Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society is a resource for exploring and preserving the histories of Jewish families and institutions in New England and beyond. With the American Jewish Historical Society - New England Archives as its cornerstone, engages historians, genealogists, youth, and the general public in programming and research to advance the study of the history, culture, and institutional legacies of Jewish families in New England and beyond by educating, inspiring, and connecting people through scholarship, collections, and expertise while serving as an archival and educational resource for other Jewish organizations and institutions.

Application Instructions

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Stephanie Call at stephanie.call@nehgs.org. Preference will be given to applications received by January 19, 2018.

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Librarian, Adult Services, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA

The Town of Arlington is seeking a full-time Adult Services Librarian to join the innovative and dynamic Adult Services department at Robbins Library. The Adult Services team is dedicated to developing responsive programs for our diverse community--programs like Queer Book Group, Cookbook Club and drop-in technology help sessions. We also take pride in new collections like our Library of Things, co-sponsored by the Friends of the Robbins Library and Sustainable Arlington. 
Library trustees and staff along with the Arlington Libraries Foundation are currently engaged in Reimagining Our Libraries, a project to prepare facilities for a new generation of library users. The library system in Arlington consists of the Robbins Library (main) in the center and the Fox Branch Library in East Arlington, which also bookend the new Arlington Cultural District designated by the Mass Cultural Council in 2017.
Robbins Library is convenient to several MBTA bus lines, the Minuteman bike path, and a variety of great restaurants and shops.
Duties: This librarian will assist patrons in using the library; respond to reference questions at our busy information desk; provide reader's advisory service; troubleshoot copiers, printers, microfilm machines and computers; manage collection areas as assigned; create engaging displays, booklists and finding aids to promote collections; plan, run, and evaluate programs for adults; use social media to market library services; and take on other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution is required; one year of library experience; knowledge of print and digital information sources including databases and ebooks; strong commitment to providing excellent customer service; skill in working with diverse populations; strong oral and written communication skills; ability to work collaboratively on a team; creativity, flexibility, energy, and enthusiasm.
Arlington values diversity. We strongly encourage candidates of varied backgrounds, including people of color, persons with disabilities and others to apply.
Schedule: 35 hours/week, including evenings and the Saturday rotation (approx. one Saturday/month).
Pay rate: $50,136-$60,268
Open until: December 29, 2017
To Apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to HR@town.arlington.ma.us, or mail it to Human Resources, Town of Arlington, 730 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476

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Research and Instruction Librarian/Diversity Resident, Blough-Weis Library, Selinsgrove, PA

As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,200 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna's unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University's 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit https://www.susqu.edu.

The Research and Instruction Librarian/Diversity Resident is a position created as part of Susquehanna University's commitment to the ACRL Diversity Alliance to enrich and diversify the profession. Our goal is to attract recent Library and Information Sciences graduates for a three-year program of research and service in academic librarianship. The position provides transferable professional early work experiences and career development in preparation for future leadership roles in the field. The Research and Instruction Librarian/Diversity Resident will learn how to develop the vision, strategies and goals for the Library's teaching and learning initiatives, including coordinating the planning, promotion and assessment of the Library's Information Literacy Program. Serves as a diversity liaison to the Sigmund Weis School of Business and/or other departments as assigned. Serves as a member of the faculty with rank, but without tenure, in accordance with the Susquehanna Faculty handbook. Rank at appointment will be at instructor or assistant professor.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Ability to learn inquiry-based teaching methods
  • Ability to support research and information needs in business and/or other related social sciences
  • Demonstrated ability to advance the University goals of diversity and inclusion
  • Strong interpersonal skills, multicultural perspectives and service orientation
  • Knowledge of new models and patterns of scholarly communication, including open access
  • Ability to learn methods and tools for digital scholarship
  • Ability to work collegially and communicate effectively with racially and ethnically diverse faculty and students
  • Skilled at written and verbal communication, including formal presentation to groups

Specific Responsibilities

  • Articulate the value of integrating information literacy skills into the curriculum and the impact of IL to Susquehanna's students as lifelong learners
  • In collaboration with other librarians, coordinate information literacy programming
  • Provide instruction to students and faculty in the use of library and other information resources
  • Participate in reference and research services for students and faculty, including occasional evening or weekend work
  • Provide liaison support for curriculum-related and research activities including anticipated support for the Sigmund Weis School of Business
  • Assess information literacy efforts in order to continuously improve teaching and services for the campus community
  • Actively engage, communicate effectively, and develop strong collaborative relationships with faculty, students, and staff
  • Grow and develop professionally by collaborating on committees and initiatives as well as engaging in professional and academic activities

Physical Demand
Position requires the ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time. Position requires the ability to move about the campus. Position requires the ability to talk and to hear instruction. Position requires occasional manual dexterity and the ability to use fingers, hands, and arms to feel, handle, and reach. Position requires occasional stooping, crouching and bending. Position requires the ability to occasionally lift up to 10 pounds. Working conditions are indoor.

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Reference Librarian, Nashua Public Library, Nashua, NH

POSITION: PART-TIME REFERENCE LIBRARIAN                                    

HOURS OF WORK: 20 HRS/WK MORNINGS & FRIDAYS

DEPARTMENT: REFERENCE

AFFILIATION: UNION AFT LOCAL #4831 

STARTING SALARY: Not to exceed $18.40 per hour, depending on education/experience

Job Grade 7 

PRIMARY DUTIES 

Part-time 20 hour per week position in Reference Department of Nashua Public Library. The schedule for this position includes 3 to 4 mornings 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and Fridays 9 AM - 5:30 PM. Some Sunday hours may be available. Duties include in-person, telephone, and computer-based patron assistance; interlibrary loan, readers' advisory and special projects as assigned. 

MINUMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Master's Degree in Library Science and 1-2 years of experience working in the reference department of a public library, including answering research questions and assisting customers with the use of computers. Proficiency in using Microsoft Office software and web-based research tools is also required. Applicant must have excellent communication skills and a demonstrated aptitude for serving the public. Experience demonstrating and troubleshooting eBooks and downloadable audiobooks is desired.  Fluency in a second language is a plus. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: 

Submit cover letter, application/resume, and three professional references to:

http://applitrack.com/nashua/onlineapp/

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED ONLINE UNTIL DECEMBER 22, 2017

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F/H (EMPLOYMENT RECRUITMENT SHALL BE CONSISTENT WITH ALL STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS

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Lecturer, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

The University of North Texas, Department of Information Science invites applications for a lecturer (non-tenure track) position in the school library certification program for Fall 2018 to be based in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

The successful candidate will teach Master's level courses and provide practicum service in the school library certification program. The candidate must have the ability to design and deliver courses in a variety of formats, including online and hybrid modalities. The candidate is expected to teach library and information sciences (LIS) in the school library certification program of coursework and develop close relationships with practitioners and educators in the field.

Candidates must have a PhD in information science or a related field or be in candidacy stage at the time of appointment. Candidates must also have experience in a certified school librarianship position and have post-secondary teaching experience or a combination of teaching and professional experience.

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working with distance education as well as experience in designing and delivering courses in a variety of formats, such as face-to-face, online, and blended. Evidence of teaching via distance or distributed learning methods is highly desirable. Candidates who have the ability to collaborate with the community of practitioners and colleagues are desirable. Evidence of service to his/her professional community is also preferred. The program seeks candidates with expertise in one or more of the areas of school library certification coursework, and/or practicum. 

To apply for the position, visit: facultyjobs.unt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52961. You must submit a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for 3 references to apply. 

The review of applications begins February 1, 2018, and the position is open until the search is closed. 

Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Barbara Schultz-Jones, Search Committee Chair for Lecturer, School Library Certification Program, Barbara.Schultz-Jones@unt.edu or 940-369-8081.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.  

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Special Librarian, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI

UW-Madison needs a librarian for their iSchool library. See this link and this link for more information.

Information School Laboratory Library and Instructional Services Manager

40% Manage daily operations and laboratory library facilities
- Manage, plan, and assess public services and provide oversight for operations such as e-reserves, circulation, website and social media.
- Supervise student staff, including UW Libraries Information Specialist Internship (ISIP) interns.
- Coordinate computer lab maintenance with HC White Cooperative and student staff.
- Select materials for subject areas assigned by collections librarian.
- Maintain outreach to other departments in the building.
- Serve as iSchool lead for collaborations as assigned.
- Serve as liaison to student organization leaders to encourage and support student led event, including: maintain current leader contact list; assist with iSchool hosted student organization web accounts; steer students to campus sources for funding and other support.

40% Instructional Support
- Manage quality assurance services to faculty and short term staff for LMS, including: assistance with course development process for short-term staff, pre-semester check of short-term staff courses to ensure quality expectations are met. Communication with director on any issues; assist with ongoing course issues.
- Facilitate planning of course-integrated and/or drop in workshops when appropriate.
- Assist instructors in identifying appropriate course resources and potential workshops.
- Assist with student placements and workshops for Teaching & Learning placements section of Practicum course (in collaboration with campus instruction librarians and Practicum instructor).
- Oversight of E-portfolio support and graduation check.

10% Course Instruction
- Teach 1 - 3 credits per year

5% Participate in iSchool committee/task force work and UW Libraries meetings
- Co-Chair iSchool Library Committee.
- Contribute to other committees (e.g. ATSS) and task forces as assigned.
- Represent iSchool Laboratory Library at UW Libraries meetings.

5% Assist with iSchool events and public presence
- Participate in planning and implementation of online student (1 week) and on campus student orientations.
- Participate in planning and implementation of iSchool graduation.
- Attend, present, and/or help staff booth at relevant conferences.

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Assistant Director, Digital Scholarship Initiatives, Library Systems and Collections, Salve Regina University Library, Newport, RI

About Salve Regina University:  Salve Regina University, ranked among the best institutions of higher education in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, is a comprehensive Catholic University located in scenic Newport, Rhode Island. Salve Regina offers challenging academic programs in a highly supportive environment and an innovative core curriculum that provides students with a solid foundation and broader perspective. The historic, 75-acre campus enrolls approximately 2,500 men and women and offers Associate, Baccalaureate, and Master's degrees, the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study, and two doctoral programs.

 

 

Job Description:

BASIC FUNCTION 

The Assistant Director, Digital Scholarship Initiatives, Library Systems and Collections will share responsibility for strategic planning and resource allocation to develop digital services and steward library collections to support teaching and learning at Salve Regina University. Working with other librarians, staff, and campus partners, the incumbent will envision and implement services for the role of technology and digital scholarship to support the library's role as a partner in teaching, learning and research. The incumbent will lead a team to continuously enhance the library's online search interfaces and print and digital collections. This position reports to the library director.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Drive innovation and encourage interdisciplinary inquiry by providing support in the digital humanities and digital social sciences, and to technologies that enable this work;
  • Enhance the creation and dissemination of research and scholarship at Salve Regina University by monitoring emerging trends and supporting the creation and discovery of open access scholarship and new forms of scholarly digital media and publishing;
  • Advise Salve Regina University researchers on using digital tools and techniques to enrich their research and provide access to their scholarship;
  • Coordinate and provide instruction and training on digital scholarship tools, techniques, and methodologies;
  • Develop opportunities for collaboration and other outreach related to digital scholarship in collaboration with faculty members, librarians, students, and the wider community;
  • Refine and build on existing modes of access for local and external audiences to access Salve Regina's research and scholarship;
  • Serve as manager of library systems, including Worldshare Management Services integrated library system and discovery tool, webservers, and digital repositories.
  • Lead and manage the collections team to steward the content and quality of library print and digital collections, including allocations and collection management, ensuring that they serve the curriculum and needs of the Salve Regina community;
  • Manage the yearly spending of collections budget;
  • Lead staff in charge of ordering, receiving, invoicing, cataloging;
  • Lead staff coordinating electronic resource management and access;
  • Develop statistical reports of use of library materials using the library's ILS (OCLC's Worldshare Management Systems);
  • Coordinate with staff in the installation and maintenance of library hardware and software with service providers, the Office of Information Technology, faculty, staff and students of the university;
  • Serve as the library webmaster, coordinating the web presence of the library with staff in redesigns, maintenance, improvement, and continuous usability testing;
  • Collaborate with the University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian on digital initiatives and to develop and apply metadata schema for digital curation and preservation tasks.

 

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve the community and collect front-line information about library interfaces by the serving at the library's information desk, providing assistance via live and remote reference services;
  • Serve as library liaison to some of the following areas, depending on previous training or educational background: sciences, business studies, administration of justice, cybersecurity;
  • Provide individual and group information literacy instruction to members of the Salve Regina community;
  • Develop assessment tools to evaluate effectiveness of library services.
  • Evening and weekend work may be required.

 

 

Preferred qualifications: 

  • Experience with library management systems, computer networks, Internet protocols and web servers.
  • Experience with and an interest to learn more about programming languages such as Java, Python, and PHP.
  • Demonstrable experience with budget management, capacity planning, and resource allocation.
  • Professional knowledge of collection management theory and practice and working knowledge of issues related to library, archives, and/or museum collections;
  • Familiarity with library systems, digital scholarship developments (including data science: data analysis, data management, data storage), institutional repositories, linked data, discovery developments.
  • Experience in introducing innovative IT solutions, enterprise systems, systems admin, software development, outsourced environments, open source developments.
  • Knowledge of usability/UX design;
  • Knowledge of information architecture best practices;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and balance multiple projects and priorities.
  • Effective instructional, presentation, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated excellence working in a highly service-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in building effective partnerships;
  • Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse community;
  • Commitment to continued professional development and training at all levels;
  • At least five years' experience in an academic library desired, including supervisory experience;
  • ALA-accredited MLS degree.

 

 

Additional Information:

Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including: 

  • health and dental coverage
  • life insurance
  • long-term disability
  • 403B plan
  • tuition benefits and more

 

Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant will all applicable non-discrimination laws.

 

Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online (https://salve.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=91865) for any open staff and faculty positions by providing a cover-letter and resume. Pre-employment background checks and reference checks are required of successful candidates. Salve Regina University participates in E-verify. 

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Audiovisual Archivist, Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, Independence, MO

Click here to see the full description.

Duties

Summary: Whether you are new to the Federal Government or an experienced professional seeking a career change, you can make history at the National Archives. Our dedicated staff works across a variety of career fields to safeguard the records of the Federal Government - more than 10 billion of them.


In this position, you will serve as the audio visual Archivist with the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, located in Independence, MO. The incumbent is responsible for planning, performing, and monitoring all archival functions in all media, establishing work priorities, and ensuring that work is completed in compliance with NARA's policies, standards, and procedures. Also, the incumbent must have an in-depth understanding of the history, conservation, preservation, restoration, access, and curation of audiovisual formats (i.e., film, magnetic video and audiotape, optical media, digital media).

Visit our Employee Gallery at www.archives.gov/careers to see the kinds of dynamic projects our staff are undertaking. If you want a career where you can see the difference your work makes, then join the National Archives!

For more information about the Truman Library specifically, visit: http://www.trumanlibrary.org

NOTE: This position is being advertised concurrently under Merit Promotion procedures. Current federal employees and applicants under special hiring authorities (e.g., Disabilities Program, Peace Corps, Former Overseas Employee, Former National Guard Technician, etc.) who wish to be considered may also apply under Merit Promotion procedures, Job Announcement Number JD10067124CMM Open: 12/13/17 Close: 12/27/17

Responsibilities

As an AUDIOVISUAL ARCHIVIST, GS-1420-12, your typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Works independently in identifying, arranging and reviewing donated AV materials, and makes withdrawals or redactions, as necessary, in consultation with the Supervisory Archivist.
  • Plans and directs the arrangement of AV materials from presidential papers and other donated materials and from federal records, including those that are totally disarranged, misfiled, for which the provenance is unclear, or in need of special preservation and/or temperature controlled storage. Assists with the implementation of the Holdings Management System (HMS) for AV materials.
  • Assesses researcher and archival needs and determines priorities for developing finding aids for AV materials. Establishes standards for description of withdrawn AV materials and monitors compliance. Conducts or oversees research necessary for accurate and complete descriptions, and prepares appropriate introductory narratives and other archival finding aids, as well as digitized AV materials themselves, for posting in the NARA Catalog, the Truman Library website, and in other appropriate research platforms. Explores copyright issues concerning films and video prior to placing online. Works with appropriate NARA units in developing formats for electronic finding aids, databases, and web pages for use by researchers.
  • Applies preservation techniques and implements strategies for still pictures, motion pictures, video and audio tape materials. Identifies preservation needs and researches new approaches to preservation problems. Conducts and oversees the AV preservation program within the Library to include cold and temperature control storage, digital storage, reformatting techniques, and administration of AV preservation funds. Creates and updates inventories that list films sent off site for cold storage and digital preservation by NARA and vendors.
  • Provides reference service in response to regular and complex e-mail, phone, and written requests for information primarily regarding the Library's motion picture/video collection, photographic/still pictures, and audio tapes. Monitors the audiovisual and main Research Rooms and provides orientation and assistance for on-site researchers, determining what material is available for research and explaining research rules. Assists researchers in the use of finding aids and other indices. Works with researchers and performs searches for White House, congressional, and agency requests for information and documents. For complex AV reference requests, serves as the Library's primary authority for assisting and responding to or completing the assignment.
  • Conducts occasional tours of the Library and explains the work of the Library for professional and civic groups, undergraduate and graduate classes, and the general public; works with local colleges and universities in providing training and class instruction to undergraduate and graduate classes on historical research methodologies and the use of primary source AV materials; represents the Library at professional archival meetings and in dealings with the national media to include printed, television, and documentary film crews and personalities with interest in the AV and photographic holdings of the Library; provides information and assistance to other archival institutions and professionals on the preservation and handling of AV materials; serves within the library system and NARA as a resource for information about archival issues such as digitization for public access and preservation; assists the museum staff with the planning and preparation of museum temporary and permanent exhibits involving AV materials from the Library's holdings; assists with information regarding AV holdings for exhibits in other presidential libraries and outside institutions, as well as with planning and preparing Library and NARA online exhibits.
  • Assists with performance targets and participates in examining and evaluating work processes; oversees the work of interns and volunteers; develops and maintains electronic databases and inventories for tracking reference requests and preservation work; responds to internal NARA requests for information; assists the Director, Deputy Director, and Supervisory Archivist on budget issues relating to AV functions, and on special projects as needed; recommends and reviews acquisition programs for AV donated historical materials; and assists in the solicitation, accessioning, and deeding process for donated AV materials.

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Intern, Alaska State Library, Juneau, AK

Alaska State Library currently accepting applications for summer internships.

The Alaska State Library is accepting applications for three summer internships in public libraries. Interns will receive travel reimbursement, a $4,000 stipend and free housing during the eight-week internship.

The Alaska State Library Internship Project will bring three interns who have recently or are near completion of their Master's degree in Library or Information Science to work in Alaska public libraries for two months in the summer of 2018. The goals of the project are to provide assistance to public libraries in Alaska who lack staff expertise to sustain long-term projects that would benefit their libraries and communities, provide internship and professional development opportunities to MLIS students and increase the number of MLIS students applying for jobs in Alaska.

Application period will close February 15, 2018. 

To learn more about the Alaska State Library Internship Project or to apply for one of the internships visit http://lam.alaska.gov/library_internship

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Education Librarian, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Education Librarian

Assistant University Librarian 

The Education Librarian is a full-time, year-round (12-month), tenure track faculty position in the Education Library, serving the College of Education (COE) and related disciplines at the University of Florida. Working with the Head of the Education Library, this position contributes to the development, coordination, and provision of library programs and services, including a wide range of public, technical, and collection management functions. The Education Librarian will provide reference services both in-person and via phone, email, and online chat. The Education Librarian will deliver research instruction and develop instructional resources primarily targeted to students and faculty in the COE. The Education Librarian will serve as liaison to assigned departments and programs within the COE, and will communicate with faculty, develop collections, and offer innovative services to support their needs. 

 

The library encourages faculty participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Education Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Education Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, abilities, and perspectives in work activities and decision making. All faculty at the George A. Smathers Libraries are expected to 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 January 22, 2018, and 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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Executive Director, Children's Museum in Easton, North Easton, MA

With its founding executive director retiring after 25 years, the Board of Directors of the Children's Museum in Easton seeks an executive director with a passion for children and their learning and the experience and skills to lead the organization into the next phase of its important work.

The next Executive Director of the Children's Museum in Easton will be able to lead the organization in innovative directions while holding true to its core purpose of providing creative, hands-on learning experiences to young children of all backgrounds and abilities.

This position requires a leader with high emotional intelligence, a relationship-builder who can easily and genuinely connect with people and is astute at building strategic partnerships.

Additional desired skills, experience and attributes include experience as a nonprofit or business manager, demonstrated success in raising funds, experience working with boards of directors, and strong social media and information technology skills.

This search is being conducted by the Consulting and Executive Transitions team at TSNE MissionWorks with Transition Consultants Catherine Bradshaw.

For the complete position profile and application guidelines please visit http://www.tsne.org/executive-director-childrens-museum-easton

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Call for Papers: FEIS 2018

International Symposium on the Future of Education in Information Sciences (FEIS 2018) Pisa, Italy 10-11 September 2018

An    event    organized    by    the    Erasmus+    EINFOSE project ([1]http://einfose.ffos.hr)

Symposium web site: [2]http://feis2018.di.unipi.it 

Differences in entry requirements and learning outcomes in the field of Information  Science  (IS) cause large mobility barriers and lack of uniformity among Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) that offer Master degrees in IS. The Erasmus+  EINFOSE project seeks to find out the appropriate ways and modes of the harmonization and recognition of the entry requirements which would enable students from other fields to master learning outcomes at the graduate level of IS programs. The International Symposium on the Future of Education in Information Sciences (FEIS 2018) is intended to stimulate discussion and reach commonly accepted recommendations that could serve not only to partner HEIs but also as a model for other academic disciplines. Contributions and discussion are solicited from HEIs, their governing bodies,  public authorities responsible for the implementation of EU guidelines and recommendations at the HEI level as well as representatives from national agencies for diploma recognition, ECTS implementation and Qualification Frameworks. Submissions are also invited from researchers and institutions to share their experience and accomplishments in recognition and mobility processes, building up the European Qualification Framework and its nationally based implementations, and in the implementation of new teaching/learning  didactics  and evaluation approaches and methods. Contributions from outside the EU are very welcome. It is expected that the exchange of ideas and experience in accreditation processes, cooperative  efforts and joint programs at graduate and postgraduate level throughout the World might contribute to discussions about the future of education of Information professionals in Europe and Worldwide.

Suggested topics include (but are not limited to):

Educational trends in higher education worldwide Information professionals in changing and challenging digital environment (new profiles, old skills and new competencies, social role)

Entrepreneurship and the information professional

The future of information professional education

Ethical values in IS (Universal access, collaboration, intellectual freedom, fairness)

Multidisciplinary issues and relation with other sciences (Computer Sciences, Digital Humanities, Economics, etc.)

Best educational practices and current challenges

Software tools and platforms for collaborative learning and teaching

Open educational resources

Role and responsibility of archives, libraries and documentation centres in higher education

Entrance into the labour market of IS graduates.

Submission and Publication
We welcome and encourage the submission of high-quality, original papers, which are not being submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. Long papers,  describing  original  ideas on the listed topics and on other fundamental  aspects  of  higher education in Information Science, are solicited. Moreover, short papers or posters on early research results, new results on previous published works, demos, and projects are also welcome. Long papers should not exceed 12 pages, including bibliography Short papers should not exceed 6 pages, including bibliography Poster descriptions should not exceed 2 pages Contributions should be written in English, formatted according to the templates provided at the Symposium web site ([3]http://feis2018.di.unipi.it).  All  accepted contributions will be published  online  in  the Symposium Proceedings, and indexed in major bibliographic databases. Selected papers will be published in a special issue of one of the online journals dedicated to Information Science. Paper submission to be done via Easychair at: [4]https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=feis2018
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  Papers and posters submission: 11 March 2018
  Notification to authors: 30 April  2018
  Camera-ready copies due by 1 July 2018
  On line proceedings published by end of August
  Symposium: 10-11 September 2018
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   Symposium Registration
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   150 euros early registration (until June 3rd, 2018)
   200 euros standard registration (until August 20th, 2018)
   250 euros late and on-site registration.
   Student registration fees:
   50 euros early registration (until June 3rd, 2018)
   100 euros standard and on-site registration
   125 euros late and on-site registration
   Registration fees include coffee breaks and light lunches.
   Social dinner (on September 10th, 2018) is not included and the cost is 40 euro per person.
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   A  few  student scholarships are available to help defray the costs of registration, travel, and accommodation. Please see the Symposium web site ([5]http://feis2018.di.unipi.it) for further information.
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   Keynote speakers
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   David Bawden, City University London, UK
   Laif Kajberg, School of Library and Information Science, Denmark
   Gary Marchionini, University of North Carolina, USA
   Anna Maria Tammaro, University of Parma, Italy
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   Tatjana Aparac-Jelui, University of Osijek, Croatia
   Vittore Casarosa, University of Pisa and ISTI-CNR, Italy
   Elena Maceviciute, University of Bors, Sweden

References
   1. http://einfose.ffos.hr/
   2. http://feis2018.di.unipi.it/
   3. http://feis2018.di.unipi.it/
   4. https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=feis2018
   5. http://feis2018.di.unipi.it/

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Call for Contributions: CISTI'2018 Doctoral Symposium

Doctoral Symposium of CISTI'2018
13th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies
13 - 16 June 2018, Caceres, Spain
http://www.cisti.eu/

The purpose of CISTI'2018's Doctoral Symposium is to provide graduate students a setting where they can, informally, expose and discuss their work, collecting valuable expert opinions and sharing new ideas, methods and applications. The Doctoral Symposium is an excellent opportunity for PhD students to present and discuss their work in a Workshop format. Each presentation will be evaluated by a panel composed by at least three Information Systems and Technologies experts.


CONTRIBUTIONS AND SUBMISSION
The Doctoral Symposium is opened to PhD students whose research area includes the themes proposed for this Conference. Submissions must include an extended abstract (maximum 4 pages), following the Conference style guide. All selected contributions will be handed out along with the Conference Proceedings, in CD with an ISBN. These contributions will be available in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library and will be sent for indexing in ISI, Scopus, EI-Compendex, INSPEC and Google Scholar.

Submissions must include the field, the PhD institution and the number of months devoted to the development of the work. Additionally, they should include in a clear and succinct manner:

  • The problem approached and its significance or relevance
  • The research objectives and related investigation topics
  • A brief display of what is already known
  • A proposed solution methodology for the problem
  • Expected results



IMPORTANT DATES
Paper submission: February 4, 2018

Notification of acceptance: March 18, 2018

Submission of accepted papers: March 30, 2018

Payment of registration, to ensure the inclusion of an accepted paper in the conference proceedings: April 1, 2018


Webpage of the CISTI'2018 Doctoral Symposium: http://cisti.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=35&Itemid=119&lang=en

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Webinar, NISO, Baltimore, MD

*Baltimore, MD - December 11, 2017 -* The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is pleased to announce a strong slate of programs for 2018. Members will benefit from an array of webinars, virtual conferences, and training programs, all tailored toward users who seek better ways of creating and using information systems and services. Professionals in libraries and related technology companies are the target audience for our events, and the material on offer is developed and presented by leaders in those fields.

The webinar topics for 2018 <click here> will address:

  • Annotation - Practices and Tools in a Digital Environment
  • The Evolving Natures of Reference Work and Reference Product
  • Library as Publisher (Two-Part Webinar)
  • Can There Be Neutrality in Cataloging? A Conversation Starter
  • Trends in Technology: Smart Services in the Academic Library
  • Innovative Tools and Apps: What's Hot
  • Discovery: Where Researchers Start
  • Using Analytics to Extract Value from the Library's Data (Two-Part Webinar)
  • Library Funding, Advocacy, and Strategic Approaches to Funding Scholarly Initiatives (Two-Part Webinar)
  • Building Diversity in the Workforce
  • Maker Spaces: Things that Go Bop, Whizz, and Clank!


Next year will also see NISO presenting several of its popular, five-hour
virtual conferences, some of which are followed by a relevant Training
Thursday event. In 2018, these in-depth conferences
<click here> will cover:

  • The Preprint: Integrating the Form into the Scholarly Ecosystem (includes a Training Thursday session)
  • Information Freedom, Ethics, and Longevity (includes a Training Thursday session)
  • Open Data Projects
  • The Computer Campus: Integrating Information Systems and Services (includes a Training Thursday session)
  • Technology's Impact on Scholarly Research Processes in the Library
  • The Library of the Future: Inside & Out


"It has always been NISO's goal to facilitate efficient information creation and exchange," says Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO. "In
2017 we achieved that by offering hands-on training as well as webinars and virtual conferences that introduced our members to new practices, products, and services. In 2018, we will build upon that success by offering programs that encourage users to think about topics such as information neutrality and freedom as well as how to apply their knowledge in libraries, publishing companies, and elsewhere in the future."

For those interested in maximizing their training dollars, subscription options are available. For webinars, NISO members may sign up for the Buy 9, Get 5 Free <click here> package, and ensure access to all 14 of the NISO webinars. Alternatively, members may opt for the Buy 5, Get 4 Free <click here> package, and choose nine webinars from the 2018 line up. Organizations pay a single fee to enable viewing access for multiple team members in a collaborative group setting. (Note that webinar registration is priced per site, through use of a single computer.) Webinar registrants hold access to the recorded version for a full year, allowing even greater opportunity for staff to benefit from that single registration. Similarly, those wishing to pay for the full set of virtual conferences being offered in 2018 may do by subscribing to the Buy 3, Get 3 Free package.

A full roster of events is available at the NISO website.


*About NISO*
NISO, based in Baltimore, Maryland, fosters the development and maintenance of standards that facilitate the creation, persistent management, and effective interchange of information so that it can be trusted for use in research and learning. To fulfill this mission, NISO engages libraries, publishers, information aggregators, and other organizations that support learning, research, and scholarship through the creation, organization, management, and curation of knowledge. NISO works with intersecting communities of interest and across the entire lifecycle of information standards. NISO is a not-for-profit association accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). For more information, visit the NISO website.

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Research Librarian, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), seeks a Research Librarian to join its Resources, Science, and Industry Division, which supports the work of Congress in issue areas including earth sciences, natural resources, environmental policy, energy and minerals, agriculture and food, science, technology, transportation, and industry.

The Research Librarian will provide reference and research services to CRS policy analysts and congressional clients, focusing primarily on the areas of natural resources and earth sciences. Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background in natural resources and earth sciences are encouraged to apply. Outstanding candidates will also have a background in environmental and/or agricultural policy.

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 well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online athttp://www.loc.gov/crsinfo.

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Library Director, Bacon Free Library, Natick, MA

Institution: BACON FREE LIBRARY

58 Eliot St Natick MA 01760

Position: Library Director

Duties/Description: The Bacon Free Library, a small independent library in South Natick, MA, seeks a Library Director. Established in 1880 and located in the heart of historic South Natick Center in a park-like setting, the library overlooks the Charles River and is surrounded by lovely grounds and gardens.

The library is a focal point of the community and serves patrons of all ages. The BFL also benefits from an active Friends organization and the Board of Trustees which combine to support the library with their time, energies and other resources.

With the support of the Assistant Director/Children's Librarian, part-time staff and volunteers, the Director will be responsible for the daily operations of the library, including collection management, coordinating adult programs, management of library staff and maintaining of budget and financial records.

The Director is charged with using social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Meetup, etc to promote the library and its programs and able to keep the website updated with events and library announcements. The director is also responsible for coordinating with Natick town officials and Natick's Morse Institute Library.

The library is a member of the Minuteman Library System network. The director oversees, implements, maintains, and enhances a wide range of technologies and systems. The director supports library staff and patrons in the use of existing technologies and adoption of new and emerging technologies.

The Library Trustees are preparing to embark on a Capital Campaign to raise funds to support the longevity of the BFL historic building. The Library Director will be an integral part of this process. To learn more about the Bacon Free Library visit our website http://baconfreelibrary.org/

Qualifications:

The preferred candidate will have direct library operations experience and possess an MLS from an accredited ALA program.

The candidate also will have a demonstrated ability to successfully manage the overall operation and relationships of this small library, including relationships with other area organizations.

The ideal candidate should be energetic, enthusiastic, and able to act independently and creatively to develop and promote the library's programs and services, as well as relate well to patrons.

Knowledge of Sierra ILS is preferred.

Excellent customer service orientation is needed, and a "turned outward" approach to community engagement is ideal.

Fundraising or development experience is preferred.

Networking and collaboration skills are essential to this position.

Moderate physical effort is required to perform duties under typical library conditions.

The Bacon Free Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Salary: $60 to $105 K for 36 Hours a week depending on education and experience with a generous benefit package.

Closing Date: January 12, 2018

Apply:

Please send your letter of interest and resume to both:

Richard Tranfaglia Director of Human Resources rtranfaglia@natickma.gov

And:

bfl@minlib.net (with Application for Library Director in the subject line)

Posted: December 6, 2017

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Summer Intern, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C.

U.S. Department of Transportation Paid Summer Internship Opportunities--Washington, D.C.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Research Library and National Transportation Library (NTL), both located in the Washington, D.C. area, are seeking students pursuing MLIS degrees (or equivalents) for paid, full-time internships for the period June 4 - August 10, 2018 These internships are being offered as part of the United States Department of Transportation's Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG). The internships include a $5,000 stipend, along with travel (relocation) arrangements and shared housing for participants whose permanent residences are more than 50 miles away from their assignment locations. The deadline for submitting an application is January 19, 2018. For more information on the program, including requirements and application instructions, please see: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/education/stipdg.cfm. If you have further questions about applying, please send an email to DOTSTIPDG@twc.edu.

 

When applying, please select your interest areas as the "Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)" (for FHWA Research Library) and/or the "Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R)," (for NTL), each with the specialty "Library Science."

 

The following are potential internship projects. Responsibilities may be modified depending on the number of accepted applicants and the interest areas of the candidates.  For more information about individual projects, please contact Deena Adelman at deena.adelman.CTR@dot.gov or 202-493-3058 (for FHWA Research Library) or Mary Moulton at mary.moulton@dot.gov or 202-366-0303 (for NTL).

 

CATALOGING INTERN (Federal Highway Administration Research Library, McLean, VA)

Responsibilities:

  1. Create catalog records for print technical materials; perform simple and complex copy cataloging; assist in the creation of original cataloging records; assign subject headings and call numbers.
  2. Review donations and current collection to determine whether materials should be kept based on established criteria.
  3. Create and modify authority records in the library's integrated library system (ILS).
  4. Assist with other cataloging and collection activities.

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Coursework and/or experience in cataloging; familiarity and/or experience with MARC, RDA, AACR2, and LC Subject
  • Headings, Authorities, and Classification System. Excellent communication, organizational, and analytical skills;
  • Willingness to adapt to changing situations and take on new tasks. Ability to meet established deadlines with products that reflect professionalism.

 

DIGITAL REPOSITORY AND PUBLIC ACCESS INTERN (National Transportation Library, Washington, DC)

Metadata, Digitization Programs, and Collection Analysis

Responsibilities:

  1. Apply metadata and index digital transportation collections.  Assess records for duplication, adherence to NTL metadata policy, and metadata quality. Make recommendations for the improvement of NTL's policy pages on metadata services, digital repository, and public access processes. Contribute new term recommendations for the Transportation Research Thesaurus. Work with NTL Metadata Librarians on authority control projects, such as improving the integration of ORCID into NTL systems and developing funding award controlled lists for public access compliance.
  2. Participate in workflow assessment (e.g., pilot testing machine-aided processes and new cloud-based workflows). Work with NTL Digital Librarian and NTL Metadata Librarians on development of a Last Copy Digitization program for transportation, including developing policy, assessing stakeholder needs, and identifying best practices.
  3. Assist in furthering NTL's social media efforts to promote library resources and services.

 

Desired Qualifications:

Coursework and/or experience in metadata, cataloging, and indexing; knowledge of and/or familiarity with non-MARC metadata (e.g., Dublin Core).  Familiarity and/or experience with public access & open access processes and compliance; and collection assessment.  Candidate should possess strong organizational and analytical skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to meet established deadlines with products that reflect professionalism.

 

RESEARCH DATA SERVICES INTERN (National Transportation Library, Washington, DC)

Data Management and Curation

Responsibilities:

  1. Work with the NTL Data Curator in the provision of data services to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics and the US Department of Transportation. Services include Data Public Access Guidance & Advocacy, Data Management Guidance & Training, Best Practices Implementation, Data Curation, and Data Access & Preservation. Assist with evaluating data management plans, reviewing dataset submissions to the National Transportation Data Archive, minting Digital Object Identifiers, developing policies, and conducting training. Last copy digitization program
  2. Apply metadata and create records for data sets submitted to the National Transportation Data Archive; participate in data curation assessment of content in the repository.
  3. Assist in furthering NTL's social media efforts to promote library resources and services.

 

Desired Qualifications:

Coursework and/or experience in data management/curation, metadata, and/or user experience; strong organizational and analytical skills.  Knowledge of and/or familiarity with non-MARC metadata (e.g., Dublin Core, PREMIS). Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to meet established deadlines with products that reflect professionalism.

 

PROGRAM AND REPOSITORY ASSESSMENT INTERN (National Transportation Library, Washington, DC)

Program Assessment and Repository Evaluation 

Responsibilities:

  1. Assess collections using data visualization software (such as Tableau) and other tools (e.g., Altmetrics) for gaps in coverage, duplication, adherence to NTL Collection Development policy, and metadata quality. Support NTL program evaluation through the development of metrics dashboards using visualization software and other tools. Participate in development of metrics that represent NTL activities and services. Develop and integrate visualizations, dashboards, and metrics into the NTL website, which uses the Drupal content management system.
  2. Work with NTL Digital Librarian, NTL Metadata Librarians, and NTL Systems Team in the preparation and planning for trusted repository certification. Participate in federal agency working groups discussing best practices for trusted repository certification, and assist in creating documentation and other resources needed to undergo a repository audit.
  3. Assist in furthering NTL's social media efforts to promote library resources and services.

 

Desired Qualifications:

Coursework and/or experience in Human Computer Interaction, data visualization, and repository or program assessment.  Familiarity and/or experience with digital libraries, assessment and/or evaluation methodologies, and visualization techniques. Knowledge of public access and open access processes and compliance.  Candidate should possess strong organizational and analytical skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to meet established deadlines with products that reflect professionalism. 

For more information about the libraries, please see the following web sites:

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NFAIS 60th Annual Conference, Alexandria, VA

Save the date and register by January 16th for the Early Bird rate!

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It's all about transformation!

Dynamic changes in information and publishing technologies have altered how researchers consume, exchange, interact with, and disseminate their scholarly and research communications.

For its 60th annual conference, NFAIS brings together individuals representative of those diverging views to examine where we've been, the forces that might impact our next directions, who the players are now and who might they be in the future. As an end point to our discussions, we will collaborate to envision a future where researchers and scholars gain value from the support provided by each community player to realize an Information Transformation: Open. Global. Collaborative.


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Engaged Learning in Costa Rican Libraries iSchool of Illinois Study Abroad program

Study Abroad in Costa Rica! 

Engaged Learning in Costa Rican Libraries
iSchool of Illinois Study Abroad program
Spring Break 2018
March 16th - 26th

http://ischool.illinois.edu/academics/degrees/mslis/advising/plan-program/course-options/studyabroad/costa_rica

About the program:

Engaged Learning in Costa Rican Libraries is the experiential and situated learning component of the iSchool Costa Rica Study Abroad Course for Spring 2018. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about Costa Rican libraries, peoples, cultures, and their information needs through observation (visits), engagement, practice and reflection.  Participants will engage in four weeks of weekly online seminars prior to travel to Costa Rica, where they will interact with Costa Rican librarians, library users and educators, and document their experience through reflection and blogging.  The engaged learning experiences will take place in San Jose and nearby localities, and in an indigenous community, and include visiting local libraries and working with them and/or their communities to contribute to enhancing their provision of library and information services.

  • 4 credit hours for graduate students

  • 3 credit hours for undergraduate students

  • Open to librarians and educators (non-degree credit option available)

English will be the main language of communication; Spanish is desired.

Cost: $2,500 (tentative):

Includes airfare (Chicago-San Jose return), housing (homestay, cabin and hotel), most meals, ground travel, cultural activities, lectures.
Tentative Schedule:Friday, March 16 - Leave at midnight; arrive in San José next day
Saturday, March 17 - Arrival in San José at noon; Orientation at the Instituto of San Joaquín de Flores; Group dinner with homestay hosts.
Sunday, March 18 - Local activities (Cartágo, El rodeo, volcan, trapiche)
Monday, March 19 - Library Camp, Day 1: Designated library tours, begin group work
Tuesday, March 20 - Library Camp, Day 2:  Second library visit, group work, and presentation prep
Wednesday, March 21 - Library Camp, Day 3: Group presentations; travel from San José to indigenous community
Thursday, March 22 & Friday, March 23 - LIS Activities in indigenous community
Saturday, March 24 - Uvita Beach and Parque Nacional Marino Ballena, return to San José
Sunday, March 25 - Local activity
Monday, March 26 - Return home

APPLY NOW!

Please plan to budget an additional $300-$800 for ground transportation, some meals, thank you gifts for your homestay family and host teachers, tourist activities, other incidentals including international student insurance ($75 billed to your student account).

The course is a collaboration among the iSchool of Illinois, Center for Global Studies, College of Education, Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, International & Area Studies Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the schools of library and information science at the University of Costa Rica and the National University of Costa Rica, and the Instituto of San Joaquin de Flores with support from the US Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center program.

Note: For school library media students and practitioners, a concurrent trip focused on engagement with Costa Rican schools is also available. For more information, visit https://education.illinois.edu/international/study-abroad-opportunities/spring-break-programs/costa-rica/.

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Circulation Library Assistant, Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH

An opportunity has arisen within the Franklin Pierce University Frank. S. DiPietro Library for an enthusiastic individual to join our dedicated team as a part-time Circulation Library Assistant. This position provides library circulation services to students, faculty and staff as well as a variety of clerical services related to interlibrary loans, document delivery and course reserves.

 

Working on a regular part-time schedule, the hours of work are in the evenings and during the weekends, with the summer schedule varying from the fall and spring semesters.

 

The successful candidate will have an Associates' degree. It is preferred that the candidate has previous experience that includes a minimum of one to two years library experience, as well as three to four years of relevant administrative and supervisory experience. Excellence in customer service is desired. Applicants must have a good general knowledge of library organization and systems, with some previous circulation or public services experience preferred.

 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer and as an institution that is committed to the development of a culturally diverse staff, Franklin Pierce University strongly encourages women and minorities to apply for our open positions.

 

Applicants should send a detailed letter of application, resume and contact information for three professional references to:

 

Library Assistant - Circulation (part-time)

Franklin Pierce University

40 University Drive, Rindge, NH 03461

jobs@franklinpierce.edu

 

Please be sure to add "Circulation Assistant Position" to the subject line of the email.

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Systems Librarian, David and Lorraine Cheng Library, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

Closing Date: Open until filled

 

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

 

Under the direction of the Head of Library Information Systems, the Systems Librarian is primarily responsible for the administration of all components and delivery of technical support for the Voyager online system.

 

William Paterson University is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Opportunities to Contribute: systems administration, technical support, research and inter/intra departmental collaboration
  • Administers and configures the Library's integrated library system, comprised of system administration, security, users, profiles, policies, circulation, acquisitions, cataloging, serials management, and statistical data reporting.
  • Serves as primary technical liaison with ILS vendor, Ex Libris; troubleshoots hardware and software problems with the Voyager and other assigned systems.
  • Provides technical support for the management of OCLC software and services and works collaboratively with the Resource Management/Library Information Systems Team to coordinate database maintenance and interdepartmental projects.
  • Uses a variety of software tools to extract and manipulate data from various sources.
  • Develops and implements procedures to integrate various systems and serves on committees
  • Participates in departmental and User Education programs.
  • Serves as a liaison to assigned departments in collection development activities.

 

 

Qualifications:

Ideal candidate must possess the following:

  • ALA-accredited MLS, or equivalent (by time of appointment).
  • At least one (1) year of professional experience working with library systems.
  • A second graduate degree is required for tenure.
  • Experience working with databases and SQL.
  • Working knowledge of programming/scripting languages such as Python, Perl, PHP, Unix shell scripting or like programs/languages.
  • Computer knowledge necessary to perform technical-support related tasks.
  • Excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to service and professional development.

 

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Second graduate degree
  • System administration experience with Linux, Windows and/or Voyager system(s).

  

Invitation to apply: 

Please go to https://wpunj.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=11&job=librarian-iii to apply for the position.

 

Interested candidates will be prompted to:

  • Complete an application
  • Submit a cover letter & CV
  • Provide names/contacts of three professional references. 

     

Submission of all documents listed above is required for consideration.

If you have any general questions related to this search, please contact Search Chair Richard Kearney attalent@wpunj.edu.

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Grant Management & Administrative Assistant, Frances Loeb Library, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Grant Management & Administrative Assistant
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Frances Loeb Library

10-15 hours per week, $18/hour.

Position term: January - June 30, 2018

Reporting to the Director of the Frances Loeb Library, the Grant Management and Administrative Assistant will be responsible for providing administrative support for the IMLS grant project Building for Tomorrow: Collaborative Development of Sustainable Infrastructure for Architectural and Design Documentation.


Activities include:

  • Working with the Principle Investigator (PI) and forum planning team;
  • Contacting stakeholder organizations;
  • Arranging meetings with stakeholders and planning team members;
  • Arranging for note taking during meetings, and at the forum;
  • Responsible for forum planning logistics, including travel arrangements for attendees, event promotion, room reservations, and catering during the one and a half day forum;
  • Responsible for logistics for the steering committee meeting following the forum;
  • Responsible for follow up work including a survey to forum attendees to gather input from them as individuals to gauge the value of the forum;
  • Managing administrative issues related to the grant, such as expenditures, and reporting deadlines.

 

Building for Tomorrow is a project sponsored by the Institute for Museum and Library Services under the National Digital Platform funding priority. The grant will support two priority-setting meetings of engaged stakeholders - architects, architectural historians, archivists, librarians, technologists, digital preservationists, and others who will frame a national/international collaborative infrastructure to support long-term preservation of digital design data, specifically in the architecture and design fields. The forum will provide a venue for the diverse group of stakeholders to think collaboratively about the issues in preserving architectural design data, to find alignments across communities, and to identify the needs required to develop an infrastructure to support archiving of digital design information that will be usable by a variety of types and sizes of architectural museums and archives. The grant will also result in the development of a roadmap for implementing solutions to the barriers libraries, archives, and museums face in preserving digital design documentation.

Please send resume and cover letter to Ann Whiteside, Director of the Frances Loeb Library, at awhiteside@gsd.harvard.edu. 

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Associate Dean & Director, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

GEORGE A. SMATHERS LIBRARIES

ASSOCIATE DEAN AND FACKLER DIRECTOR, HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER LIBRARIES

 

The Smathers Libraries invite applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean and Fackler Director of the Health Science Center Libraries (Director). The Director is a faculty position that provides leadership and vision for the Health Science Center Libraries (HSCL), which is comprised of the Health Science Center Library in Gainesville and the Borland Library in Jacksonville. The Director is responsible for the management of the HSCL, and contributes to the leadership of the Smathers Libraries as an Associate Dean. The Director also serves in an ex officio leadership role in the UF Health Science Center (HSC). The HSCL Organization Chart is available at http://ufdc.ufl.edu/l/IR00010026/00001.

 

The Director ensures that the HSCL achieve their mission to serve the six colleges of the HSC and the associated centers, institutes, hospitals and clinics, as well as to provide appropriate community services. In order to fulfill this mission, the Director routinely consults and actively engages with the Sr. Vice President of Health Affairs and other senior leadership in UF Health.

 

The Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching decisions; consequently the Fackler Director will lead or serve on various teams. To support all students and faculty, and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Director will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities.

 

We encourage candidates to apply for the Director position as a tenure track Associate University or University Librarian (job requisition #502875) or non-tenure track Associate In or Senior Associate In Libraries (job requisition #502883). This is one position but two postings. As a library faculty member, the Fackler Director will contribute to the profession via research and service. If hired at the rank of Associate University Librarian or University Librarian, the Director will be expected to achieve tenure. The tenure and promotion criteria for the HSCL are available in the Libraries Career Development Handbook.

 

The position is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as received.

 

For the full Position Vacancy Announcement and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage.

 

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.

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Library Director, Barrington Public Library, NH

The Barrington (NH) Public Library Board of Trustees is currently seeking a dynamic, innovative and dedicated Library Director to lead a heavily used community resource into the future. 

 

Appointed by an elected Board of seven Library Trustees and under its general direction, the Library Director has overall administrative responsibility for the provision of public library services. The position requires independent judgment, initiative and decision-making, as well as frequent interaction with the community, town officials and senior staff, local groups and organizations.

 

The Library Director administers, develops, plans and/or oversees all aspects of library operations, including personnel selection, supervision and performance evaluations of a staff of seven plus volunteers; budgeting and expenditures; collection development and maintenance; materials processing; building and grounds maintenance; automation and the use of appropriate technology; programming; marketing; policies, plans and procedures; reports and presentations; and community and vendor relations. The Director will also be working closely with library trustees on implementing the library's Long Range Plan, which includes a new library construction project.

 

The successful candidate will serve as an ambassador within the community, advocating and promoting the library's mission by demonstrating enthusiasm, creativity, and an understanding and respect for the needs, interests and demands of the community. S/he must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; a thorough working knowledge of modern library policies, practices, technologies and trends; and strong people and task management skills.

 

With a population approaching 9,000, Barrington is situated approximately 70 miles north of Boston, MA, and is within 40 minutes of both Concord and Manchester, NH, 20 minutes west of Portsmouth and is adjacent to the UNH Durham campus. Residents enjoy the town's rural character, with actively managed conservation properties and a myriad of hiking trails, In addition, the town has a robust Recreation Department that offers a wide range of activities for all ages.

 

The position requires a Master's degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university and at least five (5) years of progressively responsible library experience, and at least three (3) years of supervisory experience, preferably in a public library setting. This is a full-time (40 hours/week), exempt position, and includes regular evening meetings and occasional weekend hours. The library offers a competitive salary range ($51,396 - 63,294) as well as a town benefits package. Starting salary will be dependent upon the candidate's level of experience and qualifications.

 

A complete job description can be found at http://www.barringtonlibrary.com/extra8.asp. Applicants seeking consideration should submit a statement of their interest and qualifications, resume and three professional references to Lindsey Maziarz, Search Committee Chair, at barringtonplsearch@gmail.com. NO DROP-IN OR PAPER APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED. Applications received by December 20, 2017 will be given priority consideration. Position will remain open until filled. 

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Library Director, Pelham Public Library, Pelham, NH

Library Director

Pelham Public Library

The Board of Trustees of the Pelham Public Library seek a creative, outreach oriented, enthusiastic leader to serve as Director. The right candidate will be a hands-on Director with knowledge of emerging technologies in library services, programming, and strategic planning.

The Pelham Public Library is located in a southern New Hampshire border town, with easy access to major highways, urban areas, and the natural resources of New England. The library has a service area of over 6,000 patrons, a collection of over 30,000 items, circulates nearly 60,000 items per year, and hosts thriving children's, teen, and adult programs. The Friends of the Library are a supportive and growing group.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have an MLS from an ALA-accredited university and at least three years administrative work experience in a public library setting. Specifically, the applicant should have demonstrated abilities in collection development; customer service; personnel and financial management; program development; library technologies and applications; public relations and fund-raising. The applicant must demonstrate excellent interpersonal abilities, including proficiency in working as part of a team, leading others, and interacting with the public.

The new Director will be responsible for communicating the mission of the library to the community. Vision, organization, and excellent communication skills are therefore essential attributes for the position.

 

Job Responsibilities: The Director is responsible for administration of all library operations. The Director develops, prepares, and submits the annual budget request for the Board of Trustees' approval, and monitors and controls expenditures for the building, books and materials, supplies, and salaries.  The Director manages four full-time employees, as well as additional part-time staff and volunteers.

 

The Director supervises the library's Collection Development Program.

 

The Director actively participates in community outreach with the public, community leaders, local officials and institutions; maintains liaison with Friends of the Library, the Historical Society, Pelham schools, and other community groups. 

 

The Director and Emerging Technologies librarian monitor tech trends and evaluate their usefulness in the library and implement when appropriate.

This is a full-time (40 hour) salaried FLSA exempt position. Salary is $60,000 to $66,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position includes excellent benefits and membership with the NH Retirement system.

Closing Date: January 31, 2018

To apply, send a letter including a statement about your interest in the position and applicable experience, along with your resume, to ppldirectorsearch@gmail.com

Web Site: http://pelhampubliclibrary.org

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Evening Library Assistant, Suffolk University, Boston, MA

Description: This position is responsible for Circulation services offered during the hours of 8pm to 12am, Sundays through Thursdays, during the academic year. This position staffs the Circulation desk and ensures proper closing procedures. Additional responsibilities may include shelving, item processing, and other duties as required.

Job Description:

  • Provide efficient and courteous service to library patrons at the Circulation Desk by answering inquiries, providing direction, assuring compliance with Library regulations.
  • Charge out other library resources, including laptops and group study rooms, etc. to authorized borrowers, discharge returned books, and maintain patron records, using the Innovative Interfaces library computer system.
  • Closes and evacuates the library in accordance with set procedures.
  • Participates in stacks maintenance tasks, which include weeding and shelf reading.
  • Responsible for running collection reports and verifying status of Reserve collection, nightly.


Requirements/Qualifications:

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


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

We compete for the best talent. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community. We are actively seeking applicants from groups that might be under-represented because of race/color, gender, religion, real or perceived disability, national origin or LGBTQ status. As part of our commitment, we encourage you to complete the demographic portion of the application in addition to submitting your cover letter and resume/CV as it will assist us in targeting our recruitment efforts.Please note that Suffolk University conducts background checks as a condition of employment.

We are also committed to the well-being of our employees. Our terrific benefits package for benefits-eligible positions include, but are not limited to:

  • Generous paid time-off programs and commitment to work-life balance
  • A 9% retirement contribution match when eligibility guidelines have been met
  • Tuition free course benefits in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the Sawyer Business School for employees with additional tuition benefits for spouses, domestic partners, and children
  • Top-notch well-being care available through Harvard Pilgrim Medical/Delta Dental and a Flexible Spending Account
  • Pre-tax commuter benefit
  • Employee Assistance Program that provides employees and their family members with initial assessment, referrals and short-term counseling for personal and work challenges
  • Discounted home and auto insurance



Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/syvqqbbxc9yhdk35

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Kress Fellow in Art Librarianship, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

The Yale University Library welcomes applications for the 2018/19 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship. The Kress Fellowship is intended for a recent graduate from library school who wishes to pursue a career in art librarianship. This fellowship is made possible through the generosity of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Through this fellowship, the Kress Foundation seeks to achieve in the field of art librarianship what it has accomplished for art history and art conservation: ensuring the growth of the discipline by promoting the advancement of new professionals.

 

The Kress Fellowship is a 10-month appointment and focuses on multiple areas of art librarianship including public services, collection development and management, special collections, and digital collections. Projects and activities will draw on subject areas served by the Haas Arts Library including the history of art, architecture, drama, and aligned area studies. The fellow will gain experience in reference services and library research education in the Haas Family Arts Library, Haas Arts Library Special Collections, and the Library and Archives of the Yale Center for British Art. Other activities will vary based on current Yale Library projects and the fellow's interest and experience.

 

For more details and instructions on how to apply, please see https://guides.library.yale.edu/kressfellowship.

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Library Technician, North Kingstown Free Library, North Kingstown, RI

NORTH KINGSTOWN FREE LIBRARY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Applications are now being accepted at the North Kingstown Free Library, 100 Boone Street, North Kingstown, RI for the following position:

LIBRARY TECHNICIAN (15) LIBRARY Part-time 19 hours per week

Hours: M-Th 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Saturday 9-5

RESPONSIBILITIES: Public service at the library's Reference Desk including answering reference questions; assisting patron's with technology; registering patrons to use library facilities and attend programs; answering the telephone; and helping patron's with research. Cross-trained to work at the Circulation & Young Reader's desk. May be involved in one or more of the following: assisting in the ordering and processing of new materials for the collection, maintaining finding aids for the collection; entering raw data for statistical reports; entering and updating data about library holdings in the OSL database; counting monies; processing materials for use by patrons; participating in the maintenance, cleaning, & repair of the collections; shelving library materials.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of High school diploma or GED is required. Considerable library experience including knowledge of library procedures, methods, and techniques and routines; knowledge of book titles, authors, and reference materials and resources in print and electronic format. Demonstrable knowledge of OSL software, word processing, and Internet searching. Ability to establish and maintain effective personal relationships with the public and with working associates. A commitment to courteous and efficient public service work. Physical capacity to stand at a library service counter for extended periods and perform some light to medium lifting duties that relate to general library functions.

SALARY: $17.48 /hr

APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSES Friday, December 15, 2017.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Cyndi Desrochers, Library Director, at cdesrochers@nklibrary.org

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Supervisor Positions, Bunker Hill Community College Library, Charlestown, MA

The Bunker Hill Community College Library and Learning Commons seeks applicants for a part-time Evening Supervisor.  The position can be filled with one or two candidates, with a person or persons who has experience working in a library; preferably worked in a community college library or other type of academic library for a minimum of two years of professional experience.  

Master's degree in library science (MLS, MLIS) or in education (M.Ed), or have appropriate equivalent experience and interest in working in a library part-time with an amazing evening library staff.

The hours are 6PM to 10PM Monday to Thursday and 5PM to 8PM on Fridays. There is a possibility for Saturday or Sunday hours if needed for up to 18.5 hours per week.

 The position reports to the Director of the Library and Learning Commons.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Strong service orientation and the ability to meet the public graciously and tactfully. Strong customer service attitude and initiative.
  2. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively and work productively in establishing and maintaining harmonious working relationships with a diverse population of staff and students.
  3. Ability to interact effectively and work productively, cooperatively, and collaboratively with a variety of individuals and groups in a diverse and rapidly changing environment
  4. Experience planning, organizing, and supervising the work of others and organizing projects.
  5. Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems and/or facilitate workflow.
  6. Ability to provide reference and research assistance.
  7. Ability to provide occasional information literacy workshop instruction as needed.

 

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with library technology including library management systems (e.g. iii, Evergreen).
  • Experience in creating communication objects (e.g. slides, posters).

 

LOCATION: In Charlestown, MA. Accessible by Orange Line at the Community College stop and also by car.

 

TO APPLY: Apply by email and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information phone and email) for three professional references by January 8, 2018 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Dr. Vivica Pierre, Director of the Library & Learning Commons
250 New Rutherford Ave., Room 331
Boston, MA  02129-2925
or
Email: vdpierre@bhcc.mass.edu
NO PHONE CALLS. 

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Library Director, West Dennis Free Public Library, West Dennis, MA

The West Dennis Free Public Library is seeking a part-time Library Director. The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees. Duties will include, but are not limited to: library administration, circulation functions, collection development, staff/volunteer supervision, programming and the promotion of library services including social media.

The ideal candidate should possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a strong commitment to public service.

 

Bachelor's degree required, library experience desirable. Experience with library technologies and Innovative Interfaces Sierra system helpful. The West Dennis Library is a member of the Cape Library Automated Materials Sharing system (CLAMS). The position is part-time, 15-20 hours a week at $20.00 per hour.

 

Please submit a letter of interest and resume by December 31, 2017 to:  Search Committee, West Dennis Free Public Library, PO Box 158, West Dennis, MA 02670 or email to wdlsearchcommittee@gmail.com.

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IIBI 2018 Seminar

The Institute of Library Research and Information UNAM is pleased to present our offer of academic events for the first quarter of 2018. 

We look forward to your presence.

 

JANUARY: 

Reading seminar. 
DATES: 30, 31 January and 1 February 2018 
OBJECTIVE: To explore the possibilities of building links between academic reading and aesthetic reading, in order to strengthen the development of skills and academic performance of communities. Thus the university library can build partnerships with teachers, researchers, artistic and cultural communities, which will help libraries remain as a strategic space for learning, research, reading and culture, in short training. 
INFORMATION: http://iibi.unam.mx/f/SIL_Programa.pdf 
ENTRIES: inscripec@iibi.unam.mx 
Entry Deadline: January 22, 2018 
VENUE: IIBI; Seminar 1, Humanid1ades Tower II, 13th floor. 

FEBRUARY: 

III International Congress of Photographic Documentation. FOTODOC. 
DATES: February 6 to 9, 2018. 
OBJECTIVE: To promote the encounter between researchers and practitioners interested in photography as a document in all its aspects (art, heritage, information, applications, education or technology) in order to analyze the status of the issue from different perspectives, and contribute to research by presenting papers and presentations on various topics. 
INFORMATION CALL: http://iibi.unam.mx/f/Convocatoria%20propiamente%20dicha.pdf 
WORKSHOPS: http://iibi.unam.mx/f/TALLERES.JPG 
CONGRESS: http://iibi.unam.mx/f/CONFERENCIAS.JPG 
ENTRIES: inscripec@iibi.unam.mx 
Entry Deadline: February 1, 2018 
VENUE: IIBI; Seminar 1, Humanities Tower II, 13th floor. 

39 International Book Fair of Palacio de Mineria. 
DATES: February 22, with March 5, 2018 
OBJECTIVE: The IIBI participates in this fair presenting their new publications on it. 

SCORING IN YOUR AGENDA 

Monday, February 26: Hall of Academy of Engineering 
12PM. Presentation of the book "Ethical Use of Information: implementations and challenges". Jaime Rios Ortega y César Augusto Ramírez Velázquez coordinators. 
1PM hrs. Presentation of the books: "The Infodiversidad and ethical use of individual and collective knowledge" and "the ethical use of information and practice of free access." Estela Morales Campos, coordinator. 
4PM. Presentation of the book "Users 2.0 of audiovisual and textual information." Juan José Calva, author. 
5PM. Presentation of the book "The teaching of reading in college." Elsa Ramirez Leyva, author. 

Tuesday, February 27: Hall of Academy of Engineering 
12PM. Presentation of "meanings and interpretations of information from the user." Patricia Hernandez Salazar. Authoress. 
1PM. Presentation of the book "Sustainable digital files. Conservation and access to audio and audiovisual collections for future societies ". Jaime Rios Ortega, César Augusto Ramírez Velázquez and Perla Olivia Rodriguez Resendiz coordinators. 

VENUE: Palacio de Mineria. Tacuba n u m. 5. Centro Hist or rich . 

MARCH: 
XIII Seminar Research Information Users. Ier International Research Conference on Information Users. 
DATES: 12 to 16 March, 2018. 
To analyze and discuss various research projects on the phenomenon of information needs in different user communities. Promote the generation of research projects on different user communities. Follow up investigations that are part of the seminar. Promote further research and its presentation to teachers, researchers, archivists and librarians. Analyze the usefulness of research on the phenomenon of information needs for designing archival, library and information services and collection development in different units of information such as files, documentation and information units, libraries and newspaper archives. 
SUBJECTS: Information users. User communities. Information needs. Information behavior. User satisfaction. Users theory. User training needs. Methodology for the study of users. 
VENUE: The XIII Seminar will be held at the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi. Faculty of information science. The First Congress was held at the University Cultural Center Bicentennial, San Luis Potosi. 
ENTRIES: magdalenavazquez@hotmail.com 
Entry Deadline: February 5, 2018 

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Multiple Positions, North Shore Community College, Lynn, MA

Job Description #1:

Part Time Library Assistant I, Lynn Campus

Evenings, 4:00pm - 8:00pm and some Saturday mornings during the academic year, 9:00am - 12pm.

 

General Summary:

North Shore Community College seeks an enthusiastic and service-oriented Library Assistant reporting to the Coordinator of Library Services on the Lynn campus. The Library Assistant will work collaboratively with a team of staff in the public services area to ensure that our students, faculty, and staff have access to all the print and digital resources available to them through the NSCC library.  The successful candidate must enjoy working with our diverse community of users.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provides a welcoming and helpful first contact to students, faculty, and staff entering the library
  • Assists with circulation and reserves functions for the library
  • Offers assistance in directing those needing information to the proper staff person in the library or elsewhere on campus
  • Assists with collection maintenance projects
  • Runs daily request list and retrieves items to fill interlibrary loan requests
  • Assists in maintaining copiers, printers, and other library equipment
  • Shelves materials in the correct location upon being returned to the library
  • Assists with the collection and record keeping of funds collected in the library in accordance with college policy
  • Serves as a backup for other library staff in their absence
  • Assists with clerical functions including data entry, photocopying, and other tasks as assigned
  • Assists in the opening and/or  closing of the Lynn campus library for evenings and Saturdays
  • Helps to maintain the library in good order
  • Performs other duties, as required

 

Requirements:

  1. High school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Attention to detail and solid organizational skills.
  3. Strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to interact with people.
  4. Reliability and dependability are extremely important.
  5. Comfort learning and teaching others how to use new technology and applications.
  6. Experience maintaining and troubleshooting computers and printers.
  7. Prior customer service experience.

 

Preferred:

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve common goals;
  • Interest in learning about and gaining experience working in a library.

 

Additional Information:

Salary: $14.93 per hour

STARTING DATE:  January 16th, 2018

North Shore Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on basis of race, creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, and national origin in its education programs or employment pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 151B and 151C, Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans with Disabilities Act, and regulations promulgated there under, 34 C.F.R. Part 100 (Title VI), Part 106 (Title IX) and Part 104 (Section 504). All inquiries concerning application of the above should be directed to Thanh Giddarie, Director of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Officer, and Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, at 978 739-5470, 1 Ferncroft Rd. Danvers, MA 01923.

 

Application Instructions:

Please submit resume and cover letter indicating how your experience matches the qualifications of the position.  Resumes will begin to be reviewed starting January 2nd and the deadline for applications is January 5th, 2018.

Job Description #2:

Assistant Librarian

About North Shore Community College:

NSCC is one of 15 Massachusetts community colleges. The college serves 26 cities and towns along the coastal region from north metropolitan Boston to Cape Ann. Since its founding in 1965, NSCC has grown from a single building to three campuses, and from five to nearly 90 academic programs of study. The college has an urban campus in downtown Lynn, a suburban campus in Danvers and a cosmetology and culinary center in Middleton. Nearly 35,000 students have graduated from NSCC. The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

PT Assistant Librarian, Lynn Campus Library

Non-benefited, MCCC unit position

This is a 20 hour per week daytime position. Hours will be negotiated between Monday and Friday from 8 am - 4pm based on the Library's needs.

North Shore Community College seeks an enthusiastic and student-focused librarian reporting to the Coordinator of Public Services to provide reference and instructional services on the Lynn campus during daytime hours when classes are in session. The Librarian will provide individual and group instruction sessions, assist with circulation and reserves, and participate in ongoing library initiatives. The successful candidate must enjoy working with our diverse community of users and share a commitment to support student learning.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provides reference services, online assistance, and one-on-one library instruction that promotes the information literacy competencies of our students
  2. Assists in providing chat, email, and SMS reference support on an assigned schedule
  3. Offers class instruction in information literacy
  4. Participates in the assessment of student learning and evaluation of the overall effectiveness of our instructional services
  5. Participates in collection development activities
  6. Assists in collection maintenance projects
  7. Assists in the development of new library programs and services
  8. Serves as a backup for the access services assistant as needed
  9. Performs other duties, as required


Requirements:

  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program (MLS Candidate may be considered with appropriate coursework)
  • Reference and instruction experience
  • Knowledge of online databases and Internet resources
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Reliability and dependability are extremely important


Additional Information:

Salary:  $28.29 per hour This is a non-benefited, MCCC Unit position.

Starting date: January 16, 2018

North Shore Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Application Instructions:

Submit resume and cover letter indicating how your experience matches the qualifications of the position. 

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Archivist Fellow, Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield, MA

Information on the Position: 

 

Barrington Stage Company, a regional theater located in Pittsfield, MA, is gearing up to celebrate its 25th Anniversary in 2019 and in preparation for that is working on a large theater archive project.

 

Archivist Fellow: The student would ideally work for 10 weeks over the summer in Pittsfield, MA in the summer of 2018, under the guidance of Tiffany Nixon, the archivist at the Roundabout Theatre in New York City, and a leading theater archivist in the field.  The position comes with a weekly stipend of $250 and housing. Students local to the Berkshires with their own housing are also encouraged to apply. We are happy to work with your program on providing school credit to the fellow and we do have some flexibility on dates for a fall or spring internship.

 

Interested students can send a resume and cover letter to Rebecca Weiss directly via email at rweiss@barringtonstageco.org 

 

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New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Save the Date for the 2018 New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians, 10th Anniversary!

Join us for the 10th Anniversary of the New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians held in June 13-15, 2018 at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Science Boot Camp is an immersive experience that provides librarians with the opportunity to network with peers and learn about topics in physical sciences, health sciences, life sciences, and technology.

The topics for this year's SBC science sessions are still TBD! Registration will open in Spring 2018.

For updates and more information, visit http://guides.library.umass.edu/sciboot18

For general questions, please contact Ellen Lutz at lutz@library.umass.edu.

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Communications Assistant, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Cambridge, MA

About the Position: 
The Communications Assistant position is a fully benefits-eligible, term-limited position that is funded for one year. Reporting to the Communications director, the communications assistant performs a range of complex administrative and support duties to coordinate the activities and procedures of the Communications Department at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The communications assistant serves as the primary contact for the Institute's internal clients who seek communications support and assists generally with Communications Department efforts.

Responsibilities of the position include: 

  • Serving as the primary contact for internal clients seeking communications support
  • Acting as liaison and managing the intake of all internal communications requests, and maintaining the Communications department calendar
  • Providing department-wide communications support:
  • Working in content management system (CMS), makes updates and corrections to web content
  • Resizing photos (with training and supervision)
  • Performing rough edits of photo and video assets (with training and supervision)
  • Organizing and implementing administrative systems and procedures performing necessary support duties, including basic financial support
  • Drafting correspondence, reports, and other communications materials as assigned
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.


The successful candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • At least three years administrative experience in communications, journalism, multimedia, or publishing (education beyond high school may count toward experience)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and draft a range of written materials
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact and work effectively with others.
  • Familiarity with a content management system and Adobe Creative suite highly desirable
  • Prior communications experience in a higher-education setting is a plus
  • Familiarity Windows and Mac operating systems, HTML, Adobe Photoshop and experience managing websites preferred.


About the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study:
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University is dedicated to creating and sharing transformative ideas across the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The commitment to excellence and inquiry that characterized Radcliffe College is maintained in the innovative and wide-ranging work at the Radcliffe Institute, where advanced study is furthered through the Fellowship Program, Academic Ventures, and the Schlesinger Library.

We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to achieving our goals through the efforts of a highly skilled, diverse workforce. With outstanding benefits, competitive pay, extensive learning opportunities, and a stimulating and attractive work environment, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University may be exactly the employer you've been looking for.

Please combine your cover letter and resume into a single document that is uploaded when you are instructed by ASPIRE, Harvard's online application program, to "Upload my resume/CV from my computer." Please note that cover letters are required for every application for a position at the Radcliffe Institute.

Interested applicants must apply for the Communications Assistant position through ASPIRE, Harvard University's online employment application system. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. 

Apply here.

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Call for Papers: 2018 Library Research Round Table Forum

Call for Papers

2018 Library Research Round Table Forum

Theory, Method, and Practice in Library Research

ALA Annual Conference, New Orleans, June 21-26, 2018 

The Library Research Round Table (LRRT) is accepting paper submissions for the LRRT Research Forum at the 2018 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in New Orleans. The LRRT Research Forum will feature 15-minute presentations of library and information science (LIS) research followed by discussion. Proposals are due Friday, January 12, 2018.  Notification of acceptance will be made on Friday, February 16, 2018.

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE SESSION

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

 

Submissions emphasizing the problems, theories, methodologies, or significance of research findings for LIS are welcome. Topics can include information access, user behavior, electronic services, service effectiveness, emerging technologies, organizational structure, and personnel. All researchers, including practitioners from all types of libraries and other organizations, LIS faculty, graduate students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit proposals. Both members and nonmembers of LRRT are welcome.

 

The selection committee will use a blind review process to select three papers. Authors will be required to present their papers in person at the forum and to register for the conference. Criteria for selection include:

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

 

Please note that research accepted for publication by January 31, 2018 cannot be considered.

 

Each submission must consist of no more than two pages. On the first page, list the author names, titles, institutional affiliations, and contact information, including mailing addresses and email addresses.

 

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

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

 

Send submissions via email to:

Jennifer Sweeney

LRRT Chair

Lecturer, SJSU

Program Evaluation & Planning

Jksweeney572@gmail.com

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Business Research & Instruction Librarian, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

TITLE: Business Research & Instruction Librarian (two positions each with additional liaison areas: one with Computer Science and the other with Economics) 

 

LOCATION: University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College Campus Library

THE LIBRARIES 

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

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON BOTHELL AND CASCADIA COLLEGE LIBRARY 

http://library.uwb.edu

The University of Washington Libraries serves the students, faculty, and staff of Cascadia College and the University of Washington Bothell at their co-located campus in Bothell, located 18 miles north of downtown Seattle. UW Bothell currently offers programs in Business; Computing and Software Systems; Educational Studies; Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; and Nursing and Health Studies. More information on UW Bothell and its programs can be found at http://www.uwb.edu. Cascadia College offers a wide range of Associate degrees and certificates, and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainable Practices. More about Cascadia College can be found at http://www.cascadia.edu/.  

 

Diversity is a core value of the UW Bothell and Cascadia College Library. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. A majority of our students are first generation college attendees or are from underrepresented groups. Library staff work collaboratively to provide culturally relevant services and resources that reflect the diversity of our campus community, and to foster an inclusive learning environment for our users. Information about the Library's Equity, Diversity and Social Justice programming is available here: http://libguides.uwb.edu/libraryEDSJteam

 

THE POSITION

The Business Research & Instruction Librarians will liaise with UW Bothell's School of Business. One position will also liaise with the Computing and Software Systems division in UW Bothell's School of Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) and with the Business and Information Technology program at Cascadia College. The other position will liaise with the UW Bothell School of Business' new Economics major (due to launch in Fall 2018) and with the Business and Economics faculty at Cascadia College.

 

The Business Research & Instruction Librarians will be part of a subject librarian team that also provides a full range of information literacy instruction across the general education curriculum, and will collaborate with faculty to integrate instruction into foundational programs and courses such as the first-year experience and introductory college writing.

 

Under the general direction of the Head of Teaching and Learning, the librarians will partner with colleagues within the Library, across the campus, and at the UW Bothell School of Business' off-site Eastside Leadership Center to develop, deliver, and assess in-person and online course-integrated instruction, and will utilize learning technologies and pedagogies in support of student learning. Further information about our teaching and learning program is available at http://guides.lib.uw.edu/bothell/teaching.

 

The UW Bothell School of Business offers undergraduate and graduate degrees on campus and at their Eastside Leadership Center (ELC) located nearby in Bellevue, WA. More information located at https://www.uwb.edu/business and https://www.uwb.edu/business/elc. The UW Bothell School of STEM's Computer Software and Systems division offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees; more information is located at https://www.uwb.edu/css. Cascadia College's Business and Information Technology program offers Associate degrees in Networking Infrastructure Technology and Web Application Programming, and will be launching a Bachelors in Applied Science in Mobile Application Development in Fall 2018.

 

More information located at http://www.cascadia.edu/programs/certificate/.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Provides classroom and online instruction for targeted courses within the Library's integrated information literacy program in the general education curriculum, including College 101 and English 102 at Cascadia College, and Discovery Core and Research Writing classes in the first year program at UW Bothell  
  • Working collaboratively, and in consultation with the Head of Collections, will select print and electronic materials for the undergraduate and graduate business and computer science or economics curricula, informed by the larger research collections across the UW Libraries and regional consortia. Includes collaborative tri-campus efforts with counterpart colleagues at UW Seattle and UW Tacoma to meet collection needs for each campus
  • In consultation with the Head of Public Services, will provide assistance for a range of research inquiries in the Library's Information Commons and online through the UW Libraries' email and chat reference services
  • Occasional evening and weekend reference and instruction work will be required
  • Some travel will be required.
  • Librarians are expected to play an active role in planning and assessing library services, and to take responsibility for their professional development in pursuit of promotion and continuing appointment

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace
  • Demonstrated experience or interest in the provision of instruction services in a college or university setting. Familiarity with information literacy concepts, trends, pedagogies, and assessment

Preferred

  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging instructional technologies and online learning pedagogies in support of hybrid and online instruction
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge in the provision of reference services to college or university students, in person and online. Strong user centered public service philosophy
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge in working with students from diverse backgrounds, interests, and abilities who possess a wide range of educational goals
  • Experience or coursework in business, economics, business librarianship, computer science, science and technology librarianship or related fields
  • Ability to work in a team environment where consultation, flexibility, creativity, collaboration, and cooperation are essential. Commitment to continually seeking improvement in services, collections, and facilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

 

SALARY

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

RANK

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

BENEFITS

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

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply for this position, please submit the following information as one, consolidated PDF file to libjobs@uw.edu:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Director, Libraries Human Resources). Please include in your cover letter how your qualifications and experience inform your ability to work with diverse students, faculty, and staff. You may also denote if you have a preference between liaising with computer science or economics, in addition to business
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)
  • Teaching Statement: Applicants are also to provide a separate statement of no more than one page addressing their general teaching philosophy and commitment to teaching information literacy
  • Please use "Librarian Application: Business Research & Instruction Librarian" in the subject heading
  • Please submit all components in a single, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space during the course of the search. Campus constituents may have access to some material, including CVs

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, January 26, 2018.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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2018 Buchanan Burnham Summer Scholars in Public History, Newport Historical Society, Newport, RI

Lead public tours; assist with programs, exhibits and ongoing initiatives; attend training sessions and workshops; and participate in the daily operations of the Newport Historical Society.

A significant portion of the fellowship also involves a public history project that supports NHS initiatives. The fellowship lasts 11wks, 5/29/18 - 8/10/18 (negotiable). Fellows receive a stipend totaling $5000, paid in equal installments every other week.

Three positions available. Ideal candidates should have public history experience and familiarity with the early history and material culture of New England.

Current graduate students with a background in museum collections, archives, or American History; and students preparing to apply to a graduate program may apply. Applications due 3/1/18.

Send a resume, copies of transcript(s), two letters of recommendation, and a letter stating your reasons for applying, your career goals, your area of interest or a proposed topic for an individual project to:

Buchanan Burnham Fellowship

Newport Historical Society

82 Touro Street Newport, RI 02840; 

ipeters@NewportHistory.org

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Research Fellow, Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library, Winterthur, DE

Winterthur invites scholars, graduate students, artists, and craftspeople to apply to submit applications for the 2018-2019 Research Fellowships! Fellowships include a 4-month postdoctoral fellowship, 1-2 semester dissertation fellowships, and 1-3 month short-term fellowships. Winterthur is once again offering short-term "Maker-Creator" Fellowships. These short-term fellowships are designed for artists, writers, filmmakers, horticulturalists, craftspeople, and others who wish to examine, study, and immerse themselves in Winterthur's vast collections in order to inspire creative and artistic works for general audiences.

Fellows have full access to the library collections, including more than 87,000 volumes and one-half million manuscripts and images, searchable online. Resources for the 17th to the early 20th centuries include printed and rare books, manuscripts, period trade catalogues, auction and exhibition catalogues, printed ephemera, and an extensive reference photograph collection of decorative arts. Fellows may conduct object-based research in the museum's collections, which include 90,000 artifacts and works of art made or used in America to 1860, with a strong emphasis on domestic life.

Winterthur also supports a program of scholarly publications including Winterthur Portfolio: A Journal of American Material Culture.

Fellows may reside in a furnished stone farmhouse on the Winterthur grounds and participate in the lively scholarly community at Winterthur.

Fellowship applications are due January 15, 2018.

For more details and to apply, visit the Research Fellowship web page or email researchapplication@winterthur.org.

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Director of Community Programs, Fairfield Museum, Fairfield, CT

The Fairfield Museum is seeking an energetic, thoughtful, and visionary, part time Director of Community Programs to coordinate, cooperatively plan, and implement a new series of multi-sector, innovative and fun family and adult programs, art installations, and performances that will provide participants meaningful opportunities to delve deeply into their community's identity and take an active role in creating a more inclusive future.

The Director of Community Programs will convene and lead community planning groups; design and develop collaborative programming that gives voice to multiple perspectives; develop and sustain partnerships with regional arts, performance and cultural organizations; and oversee the delivery of programs, lectures, community forums, art installations and performances that advance the Museum's mission to use

Qualifications: The successful candidate will demonstrate broad and successful experience in facilitating and leading collaborative planning; implementing creative, diverse and dynamic indoor and outdoor programming that builds new audiences; experience in developing and sustaining relationships with community groups; have strong connections in the Connecticut and New York arts, education, and social service communities; demonstrate strong organizational skills; and be independently motivated and a strong team player. Bachelors degree and a minimum of 3 years of experience in a related field required.

Mail or email a cover letter and resume detailing relevant work experience by January 26, 2018 to Director of Community Programs Search, Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT 06824.

Email: lreilly@fairfieldhs.org.

No calls please. EOE. Position to begin in March, 2018

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Deputy Director, Museum Experience Group, Plimoth Plantation, Inc, Plymouth, MA

This is an opportunity to work at one of the country's most prestigious living history museums. Operating on a remarkable property overlooking Cape Cod Bay, Plimoth Plantation brings the story of America's early foundation to life for hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. The Deputy Director of the Museum Education Group (MEG) is a senior level position that provides leadership for the Museum's living history exhibits and all MEG programs and activities - both onsite and offsite.

This position is ultimately responsible for translating the Museum's guest-first commitment into engaging living history experiences, dynamic interactions with collections, and captivating interpretations of the history of Mayflower, Plymouth Colony and the Wampanoag homeland. This position functions as a departmental manager, providing budgetary and personnel oversight; is a brand ambassador for Plimoth Plantation in the community, and participates on senior leadership committees. The position is responsible for developing, implementing, and critically assessing all content, training and programming relevant to the guest experience including Museum Theater, scripted scenarios, guided tours, experiential learning workshops, school and public programs, and community outreach efforts. BA/BS is required.

Minimum of ten years experience and verifiable success in management in a busy, fast-paced environment; preferably at a museum, park, educational, or other arts/cultural non-profit organization Excellent planning, organizational, financial and administrative skills essential. Programmatic leadership and demonstrated success in creating educational and entertaining experiences for guests and audiences.

Please send cover letter and resume to: Sue Haverstock shaverstock@plimoth.org. See website for full job description www.plimoth.org.

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Interim Research Services and User Engagement Librarian, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI

About Roger Williams University:
Roger Williams University, located on the coast of Bristol, RI, is a forward-thinking private university with 45 undergraduate majors and more than a dozen graduate programs spanning the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning. With small classes, direct access to faculty and boundless opportunities for real-world projects, RWU students develop the ability to think critically while simultaneously building the practical skills that today's employers demand. In the five years since launching its signature Affordable Excellence initiative, the University has established itself as a leader in American higher education by confronting the most pressing issues facing students and families - increasing costs that limit access to college, rising debt and the job readiness of graduates. In addition to its 4,000 undergraduates and 300 graduate students, RWU is home to a thriving School of Continuing Studies based in Providence as well as Rhode Island's only law school.

Roger Williams University is committed to creating and supporting an intellectual community devoted to teaching and learning and providing the opportunity for personal and intellectual growth for students, faculty and staff. The University credits much of its growth and success to the hard work and dedication of its employees.


Job Description:
Reporting to the Dean of University Library Services, the Interim Research Services and User Engagement Librarian is responsible for providing research services, library instruction, marketing of library resources, and serving as a library liaison to several academic majors/departments. This position is a faculty sabbatical replacement for the Spring semester, 2018.

Research Services and User Engagement

  • Continually develop and coordinate among librarians and staff, in-person and online reference and research services in support of student learning.
  • Provide expert user assistance that enables the research of students and faculty.
  • Identify and employ appropriate technologies that enhance the online learning environment and increase awareness of Library resources and services to the campus community.

Library Research Databases

  • Liaise with faculty on the curricular integration and evaluation of online resources for general and subject based research.
  • Ensure access to the library's research databases in collaboration with Electronic Resources Librarian and Electronic Resources Associate.
  • Ensure current and ongoing awareness and use of the library's research databases by all library staff.
  • Identify, investigate and recommend emerging technologies and discovery tools that enhance the user's experience and satisfaction in using online resources for research.
  • Promote the research services and databases of the University Library, working with liaison area faculty to assess the effectiveness of current databases and services and suggest possible new databases and services for consideration.

Liaison Program

  • Actively engage with faculty, students, and staff in assigned subject areas to promote services and collections.
  • Deliver effective instructional sessions and provide alternate learning opportunities such as instructional guides and research consultations.
  • Assess student learning in instruction sessions; use results to improve instruction.
  • Provide assistance and instruction in finding and evaluating information and accessing library resources and services.
  • Respond to reference questions in-person and through e-mail, chat and text services.
  • Provide research consultations for subject or other specialized areas of expertise.
  • Extend services through office hours, embedded librarians, and outreach to specialized groups.
  • Identify materials in relevant formats to serve the teaching, learning and research needs of the university community.
  • Analyze collection usage to better expend funds and maintain the collections. 
  • Identify areas where new online and digital tools can be integrated with teaching, learning, and research.
  • Collaborate in the design, implementation and maintenance of online tools and services. 


Requirements:
Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA accredited program.

A minimum of two years' experience instructing students in a formal library instruction program.

Excellent oral and written communications skills.

Requires tact and a strong service attitude to work with students, faculty, and staff in a rapidly changing environment.

Must have thorough knowledge of print and electronic information resources appropriate to the curriculum.


Additional Information:
Roger Williams University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law.

For information on our Non-discrimination and Title IX policy, visit: rwu.edu/NDT9


Application Instructions:
Please attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three (3) professional references.

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Fellowships, Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte is accepting applications for our Atkins Fellows summer program. Applications submitted by Friday, February 2 will receive first consideration. These fellowships are designed to give LIS students hands-on experience in an academic library.

The Atkins Fellows program is an eleven-week paid summer fellowship for students at the mid-point of their Library, Archives, or Information Science degree program.  Upcoming and recent graduates are also welcome to apply. The program is designed to provide fellows with a work experience that is focused on professional-level tasks, with high levels of independence and creativity. The five projects proposed for 2018 are in the areas of Archival Collection Management Systems, Assessment and Analytics, Global Engagement, Technology and Digital Media, and Born-Digital University Archives. Fellows will also have the opportunity to attend workshops, job talks, and local conferences, as well as job shadow and participate in library meetings.  Participants in this program will receive a $6,600 stipend, paid at an hourly rate ($15/hour, for eleven weeks of forty hours per week).

More information about the positions and the program can be found here: https://library.uncc.edu/atkinsfellows

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Cataloging Project Manager, LAC Federal, Rockville, MD

LAC Federal is seeking for a Cataloging Project Manager with a background in cataloging rare books. This is for a prestigious federal library on Capitol Hill. This is a long term full time (40 hour a week; Monday-Friday) benefited contract position.

Requirements:
This project requires supporting a full range of cataloging tasks including:

  • Provide high-quality, original catalog records containing appropriate subject and copy-specific information for historic print books in consultation with agency cataloging team.
  • Supplement OCLC records with item-specific information and subject headings and deletes unwanted fields; adds any missing physical description of the work.
  • Enhance the agency's catalog record by, for example, adding publication year to call number; adding publisher as a tracing; verifying all name, series, and subject entries; adding link; adding item record; and printing out and affixing spine label.
  • Follow guidance provided by the conservation experts, carries out basic conservation measures such as boxing or tying book together in cases where the books are in poor physical condition.
  • Advises on initiatives to encourage the use of historical textbooks by a broad scholarly public.
  • Trains and maintains quality control of work done by junior cataloger.
  • Participates in the development of a digital preservation strategy for the agency.



Qualifications:
All applicants must have the following qualifications:

  • LA-accredited MLS or formal coursework or training in rare books, special collections librarianship, and original and copy cataloging.
  • Minimum 10 years' experience in special collections or rare books librarianship, including experience in cataloging historic printed books.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging national cataloging standards, including RDA, MARC, AACR2, and historic book cataloging principles. DCRM(B) experience highly preferred.
  • Experience using OCLC and Sirsi Dynix or comparable ILS.
  • Understanding of preservation and conservation theory and practice.
  • Aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to detail, demonstrated problem-solving skills, flexibility and creativity.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.


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

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Instructional Designer, Art + Feminism

The Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon seeks an Instructional Designer to support the educational needs of our initiative. 

Art+Feminism (http://www.artandfeminism.org/) is an award winning campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia, and to encourage female editorship.

Wikipedia's gender trouble is well documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. Since 2014, over 7,000 people at more than 500 events around the world have participated in Art+Feminism's Edit-a-thons, resulting in the creation and improvement of more than 11,000 articles on Wikipedia. Foreign Policy Magazine named the founders Leading Global Thinkers and the project has received almost $200,000 in grant funding. Art+Feminism has also received coverage from Artforum, The New York Times, The New Yorker, CBC, Canadian Art, and the BBC. The ideal candidate has strong instructional design skills, an interest in feminist and social justice work, and a working knowledge of the Wikipedia community.The Instructional

Designer's responsibilities will include:

  • Revise our editing kit (http://www.artandfeminism.org/editing-kit/), which includes 13 2-5 minute training videos and 2 reusable PowerPoint presentations. Revisions must also be ADA-compliant.- Consult on relevant external training materials to be shared with our community.

The position is grant-funded for up to $2500 and the work would take place from December, 2017 - February, 2018. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to us at info@artandfeminism.org

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Presentation: Have You Incorporated DROs in Your Publications?

Incorporating digital research objects (DROs) as a key component of the scholarly record requires a challenging framework and shared responsibilities among all stakeholders. Join us on December 12 to hear about Digital Research Objects (DROs) the latest changes in scholarly publishing.


What Will Our Presenters Cover?
How research objects are enriching scientific scholarship, and how they can be incorporated as part of the scholarly record. The impact of digital research objects on citation, and how metadata fields can be added to include discoverable research objects that are tied to the scholarly record. How librarians, publishers, and technology solutions can facilitate change, and the needed requirements.

To review the entire agenda and presenters for Incorporating Research Objects in Scholarship: Greater Discoverability, Access and Use and to register, please visit http://bit.ly/2jdcPXB.

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Call for Papers: Human-Computer Interaction International Conference, Las Vegas, NV

This year's Human-Computer Interaction International Conference offers the possibility to submit a paper for the parallel session about: Fitness, Health, and Wearables. Activity Trackers in the Everyday Life. This session will be one of the parallel sessions of the 10th International Conference on Social Computing and Social Media.

If you would like to submit an abstract please don't hesitate to contact: aylin.ilhan[@]hhu.de

The accepted submissions will be published in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS http://2018.hci.international/proceedings).

Important deadlines

  • Friday, 29 December 2017: Abstract (800 words) through the CMS, for the review process
  • Friday, 09 January 2018: Notification of review outcome
  • Friday, 9 February 2018: Submission through the CMS of the camera-ready version (full papers, typically 12 pages but no less than 10 and no more than 20 pages) of all papers

IMPORTANT NOTE: For paper presentation at the Conference and publication in the Proceedings, a unique registration of one (co-)author per paper is required by Friday, 9 February 2018. Individuals may appear as co-authors in several papers/posters, but multiple registrations per author/participant and multiple submissions of single-authored papers/posters cannot be accepted.

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Development Intern, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

Description
Position Title: Development Intern 
Department: Development
Reports to: Prospect Research Manager
Type of Position: Unpaid internship, part-time


The Development Intern will gain insight into the inner workings of a fast paced fundraising team. This internship is an ideal opportunity to learn about giving to the arts/cultural sphere as well as how to utilize Raiser's Edge, the top development database used among non-profit organizations. Additionally, s/he will provide assistance on projects related to individual donors as well as foundations and corporations, which will include helping with high-level donor events. 


Responsibilities:

  • Assist with special event invitations, solicitations, and fulfillment mailings
  • Maintain database donor records in Raiser's Edge through proactive research and data entry
  • Index and upload key development correspondence
  • Assist at museum special events, when needed
  • Other administrative duties as assigned


Requirements

  • Interest and enthusiasm to learn about fundraising
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to handle confidential material with discretion
  • Excellent writing and interpersonal skills
  • Able to take initiative on projects and participate as part of a creative and energetic development team
  • Adept at learning and using technology
  • Able to commit to a regular work schedule
  • Skilled in multitasking and able to work independently on projects
  • Sense of humor and flexibility are essential

Visit https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/18292 to apply.

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Call for Papers: Non-textual Pedagogies

CALL FOR PAPERS

A SPECIAL ISSUE OF EDUCATION FOR INFORMATION ON

Non-textual pedagogies: Learning beyond words

https://www.iospress.nl/journal/education-for-information/

Help spread the word!

In recent years, researchers and practitioners in the information and communication disciplines have begun to recognize forms of knowledge that go beyond the textual. Concomitantly, new approaches and methodologies to pedagogy have emerged, such as embodied, arts-informed, design thinking, practice-led, experience-based and productive teaching and learning. As such, there is an opportunity to continue incorporating these developments into education for the information professions. Building on the 2016 special issue of Education for Information on innovative pedagogies in LIS (volume 32, issue 1), we invite broad-ranging considerations of questions around educating future information professionals beyond the use of texts. With this in mind, Education for Information is seeking articles for a special issue on Non-Textual Pedagogies to be published in fall/winter 2018.

We welcome both conceptual and empirical papers (approximately 6,000 words) as well as shorter discussions of pedagogical innovations and applied practice (approximately 1,500 words). Submissions should be original works not previously published nor undergoing review for publication in another journal at the time of submission.

The scope of this special issue includes:

  • Explorations of pedagogies that go beyond traditional textual and verbal approaches in information studies and other fields (including but not limited to embodied, arts-informed, design thinking, practice-led, experience-based, productive teaching and more)
  • Perspectives of teachers, learners, administration, staff, practitioners and more from anywhere in the world
  • Techniques and research on using modalities beyond the visual to teach information studies content
  • Theoretical and methodological approaches to pedagogy and curriculum design that are underrepresented in the information studies literature
  • Discussions of institutional support and student reception of such pedagogical approaches
  • Evidence of the effects of non-textual pedagogical approaches after graduation
  • Reflections on the impact and effectiveness of nontraditional pedagogies
  • Thoughtful use of new technologies for non-textual teaching and learning
  • Uses of "old" technologies, both innovative and tried-and-true, for non-textual teaching and learning
  • Intersections between course content and other department/institution offerings (reading groups, research centers, seminar series, organizations, institutes and more)

This special issue is co-edited by Kiersten F. Latham (Kent State University, USA) and Tim Gorichanaz (Drexel University, USA). Questions, comments and inquiries can be directed to either Kiersten (kflatham@kent.edu) or Tim (gorichanaz@drexel.edu).

Style guidelines for Education for Information are available here: http://www.iospress.nl/journal/education-for-information/?tab=submission-of-manuscripts

Submissions are due May 15, 2018. They can be submitted via email to either Kiersten (kflatham@kent.edu) or Tim (gorichanaz@drexel.edu. Submissions will be blind peer-reviewed.

Founded in 1983, Education for information (EFI) is a quarterly refereed academic journal publishing research articles on issues related to the teaching and learning of information scientists and professionals for an information society. EFI welcomes a broad perspective on issues related to pedagogy and learning in the information and communication disciplines (ICD) such as Library and Information Science, Communication and Media studies, Journalism, Archival studies, Museum studies, Psychology, Cognitive science and Digital Humanities.

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Reference Librarians, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

The Springfield City Library seeks applications to work at our forward looking public library as a Reference Librarian. Due to a promotion, we have two part-time Reference Librarian openings. One has a YA focus, while the other has an adult focus. Please view the attached flyer to learn more about working and living in Springfield and apply by December 12, 2017.

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. Our library has been recognized with three Urban Library Council Innovation awards and is part of the American Library Association's Libraries Transforming Communities cohort.

One Reference Librarian position is based at our Forest Park Branch Library, with a focus on information service for all ages and on programming for adults. The other is based at our East Forest Park Branch, with a focus on information service for all ages and on programming for teens. People hired for these posts will also do some collection maintenance and outreach. The annual salary is $23,033.40 for a 18.5 hour/week schedule. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply.

Further job details and application are available here:

Forest Park:  http://bit.ly/PTREFEFP1217   

East Forest Park: http://bit.ly/PTREFEFP1217  

Or, go to the City's website, click on Employment Opportunities, and look for Reference Librarian.

Candidates should have a Bachelor's degree and an ALA-accredited MLS and some experience in a library setting. MLS candidates may be considered, at a pay rate of $19,131.32 until the degree is completed. Excellent customer service orientation is needed, and a "turned outward" approach to community engagement is ideal.

Desirable: Experience in creating lively programs and bilingual abilities (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other).

Springfield, Massachusetts: We are Innovative, Affordable, Cultured, Green, and Accessible. It's an attractive place to earn, learn, live, and raise a family. Take a look!

Consider joining our team! Apply for our Reference Librarian position by December 12, 2017.

Inquiries are welcome, but all applications must be filed on the City's website.

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Maker Space Coordinator, Haiti Projects, Sainton, Fond des Blancs, Haiti

Position: Maker Space Coordinator

Location: Sainton, Fond des Blancs, Haiti

Hours: Varied hours, some evenings and week-ends

Begins: Immediately

 

Mission:

Haiti Projects is a 501(C)(3) corporation with focused initiatives to empower women of rural Haiti toward self-sufficiency. We provide access to jobs at fair trade wages, education, health care, and avenues for building sustainable community. Haiti Projects is located in the town of Fond des Blancs.  We are currently the second largest employer in a region of Haiti where over 60,000 people live with no electricity or public services.

 

Function: Haiti Projects seeks an individual who is creative and excited about the prospect of being part of a visionary model for our Library working as a Maker Space Coordinator. The Maker Space Coordinator will be responsible for developing innovative maker programming, training and supervising Maker Space staff and maintaining the Maker Space activity area.

 

Principal Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate all aspects of Maker Space programming including curriculum development, program implementation and basic day-to-day operations of the space.
  2. Collaborate with local and international partners to meet deliverables associated with maker projects such as peer-to-peer learning and peer-mentor worldwide networking
  3. Supervise, train and schedule Maker Space staff to assist in the facilitation of programs.
  4. Assist in maintaining budgets, reports and statistics that correspond to the Maker Space
  5. Research, develop culturally relevant, innovative, and self-sustained maker projects that provide economic opportunities for the region
  6.  Maintain all Maker Space materials, tools and equipment including hardware and software.
  7. Assist in other duties as needed. 

Qualifications

Education: B.A. or equivalent degree in appropriate field.

Experience: One to two years' experience conducting creative hands-on activities using hand tools, electronics, computer software/hardware and other various technologies.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience working internationally is preferred
  • Ability to communicate in or a willingness to learn French and/or Haitian Creole
  • Familiar with teaching strategies in informal and formal settings that support creative engaged learning for all.
  • Demonstrable experience in working with teams with the ability to harness team creativity and translate into effective programming.
  • Strong communications skills with the ability to express ideas clearly both in written and oral communications and capacity to use social media.
  • Interest/abilities in physical computing, open source hardware and software, video and audio production, and desktop fabrication.
  • Ability to work evenings/weekends
    • Ability and willingness to participate in events outside the workday schedule
    • Must be available to work evenings and weekends

 

Compensation: This is a stipend position commensurate with experience.

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter and resume with subject line "Maker Space Coordinator" to ferry@haitiprojects.org.

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Community Library Coordinator, Haiti Projects, Sainton, Fond des Blancs, Haiti

Position: Community Library Coordinator

Location: Sainton, Fond des Blancs, Haiti

Hours: Varied hours, some evenings and week-ends

Begins: Immediately

 

Mission:

Haiti Projects is a 501(C)(3) corporation with focused initiatives to empower women of rural Haiti toward self-sufficiency. We provide access to jobs at fair trade wages, education, health care, and avenues for building sustainable community. Haiti Projects is located in the town of Fond des Blancs. We are currently the second largest employer in a region of Haiti where over 60,000 people live with no electricity or public services.

 

Responsibilities:

Operations

  • Manage library operations
  • Develop relevant operating procedures and protocols
  • Ensure library has all materials and supplies necessary to function
  • Ensure sound financial management
  • Prepare budgets for activities and programs and adhere to HP financial protocols
  • Document all revenues
  • Develop creative ways to increase revenues

Programs

  • Develop ongoing programs and short term activities in coordination with the needs of the community and school partners
  • Work with library staff to ensure successful execution of programs and activities
  • Identify metrics to measure impact and reach of programs and activities
  • Suggest ways to improve client services and satisfaction

Supervision

  • Supervise the library staff in the execution of their tasks
  • Provide training for staff as needed
  • Conduct yearly performance reviews (or more frequently if necessary)
  • Participate in recruitment of new staff and volunteers

Community Engagement

  • Develop a community outreach strategy to maximize the potential of the library
  • Form relationships with schools, community leaders, and libraries/educational institutions at the local and national levels
  • Restore and manage the local library board

Reporting

  • Prepare and submit a monthly report with relevant statistics
  • Analyze statistics to dictate strategies to ensure the library is serving diverse populations
  • Participate in the weekly staff meetings

 Other

  • Assist with other relevant tasks 

 

Desired Skills:

  • Previous experience in a developing country or low-resource setting is highly desirable
  • High level of intercultural competency required, knowledge of Haiti and Haitian culture highly desirable
  • Exceptional ability to integrate new processes
  • Resourceful with strong interpersonal skills and management skills
  • Experience in library administration
  • Ability to work evenings/weekends
  • Ability and willingness to participate in events outside the workday schedule
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends

 

Compensation: This is a stipend position commensurate with experience.

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter and resume with subject line "Community Library Coordinator" to ferry@haitiprojects.org.

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Lillian Marrero Scholarship

The Lillian Marrero Scholarship Award was established in 2010 to encourage library science students who are committed to serving the Latino community by providing financial assistance, and to help recruit and nurture more diverse and multilingual library staffs. The scholarship is named in honor of the late Lillian Marrero, a librarian of the Free Library of Philadelphia, for her excellent service to underprivileged communities, as well as for her outstanding commitment to representing, recruiting for, and promoting the REFORMA Northeast Chapter and its missions. A mural portraits her dedicated work to the Latino community in "El Centro de Oro."

Purpose of Award:


The Lillian Marrero Scholarship Award was established to encourage library science students who are committed to serving the Latino community by providing financial assistance, and to help recruit and nurture more diverse and multilingual library staffs.

Criteria for Award:
 

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled (either full-time or part-time) in an accredited graduate library school (MLS or Ph.D.) program and provide proof of enrollment.
  • Candidates must be a current, active member of the REFORMA Northeast Chapter. (Active status is determined by participation in RNE meetings, events, and/or committees.)
  • Candidates should demonstrate an understanding of and desire to serve the Spanish-speaking community.
  • Candidates must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. The scholarships are not restricted by age, gender/gender orientation, creed, national origin, sexual preference/orientation, or minority group association/membership.

 
Award Guidelines:
 

  • Applications may be submitted from Monday, January 1, 2018 through Sunday, April 1, 2018.
  • The RNE Chapter Scholarship Award Committee makes the formal award selection. All candidates shall submit their applications by the deadline to the Committee, which will review applications and make its selection known to the Chapter's Executive Board.
  • RNE Scholarship Award Committee members are not eligible for the award during their committee service.
  • The Lillian Marrero Scholarship Award is to be given annually to one candidate. If no suitable candidates apply, the award is not given.
  • Applicants for the Lillian Marrero Scholarship Award will be notified of the Committee's decision on April 15, 2018. The Award winner will receive $1,000 in two disbursements. The first disbursement of $500 will be made at or following the 2018 Joint Mini-Conference (TBA). The second $500 disbursement is contingent upon continued RNE Chapter participation: the Award winner will need to attend at least one RNE meeting or event within 12 months of the award, and participate in one (or more) RNE Chapter committees, excluding the Scholarship Committee. (Attendance and participation may take place either in person and/or virtually.) If the recipient is unable to use the award within the next academic year, he or she must return the award to the Chapter.

 
For more information on the scholarship, including how to apply, please click on the links below. Completed materials should be emailed to: Louis Muñoz, RNE Scholarship Committee Chair, at louismunoz@yahoo.com; please write " 2018 RNE Scholarship Application for [Name] in the Subject line. (Applications and related materials may also be sent via mail per the information on the Scholarship's information page.)



For more information on the scholarship, including how to apply, please click on the links below:



Completed materials should be mailed electronically to:
Louis Muñoz, RNE Scholarship Committe Chair, at louismunoz@yahoo.com

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Head, Access and Resource Sharing, George A. Smathers Libraries, Gainesville, FL

 POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Head, Access and Resource Sharing

Assistant-In or Associate-In

 

The George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, seeks a collaborative, innovative and user-oriented librarian to lead the Access and Resource Sharing Department. The Head of Access and Resource Sharing Department is a key member of the Libraries' leadership team. The Head supports the teaching and research goals of University of Florida faculty, students, and staff, by facilitating access to resources in circulating collections, and through interlibrary loan and document delivery services, print and electronic course reserves, and consortial resource sharing partnerships. 

 

Reporting to the Dean of University Libraries, the Head of the Access and Resource Sharing Department is a year-around (12 month) non-tenure track library faculty position that provides leadership, strategic vision and direction for establishing circulation and resource sharing policies and procedures. The Head leads the department in the development, coordination, and training for effective customer service competencies that advance user access to information resources.

 

The Head has direct responsibility for fostering and standardizing policies and procedures related to circulation, borrowing privileges, interlibrary loan, document delivery, and course reserves in the Smathers Libraries. The position leads the implementation of services that promote access to information resources and cultivating user experience. In this role, the Head collaborates with library colleagues to support collection building and resource access through patron driven acquisitions enterprises as well as coordinates the Libraries' involvement in various national and regional consortia resource sharing programs. 

The Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Head of Access and Resources Sharing serves on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Head is expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities. The Head of Access and Resource Sharing is expected to pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities.

 

The search will remain open until January 4, 2018, and 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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Online Learning Librarian, Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Online Learning Librarian

The Loyola ▪ Notre Dame Library seeks a dynamic, innovative, and experienced librarian to join our Access, Research and Learning Department. The Online Learning Librarian will provide leadership and direct the creation, implementation, and assessment of online learning services and programs.

The successful candidate will communicate effectively and work collaboratively with other units in the library and on campus to build, position, and assess online tutorials and embed library materials into courses to support the information needs of a diverse population of undergraduates, graduates, and faculty at Loyola University Marylandand Notre Dame of Maryland University

Position Responsibilities: 

  • Create and implement an innovative and effective program of online instruction including the development and assessment of a broad range of accessible teaching and learning objects including but not limited to web-based tutorials, instructional videos, research guides, and web sites fully integrating e-learning into the course management system and the curricula that support research and learning for faculty, students and staff of the LNDL community.
  • Proactively seek faculty partners to promote and integrate information and digital literacy instruction into academic programs. 
  • Provide library research instruction to on campus and off-site students incorporating active learning into both in-person and online experiences.
  • Work closely with other units on the two campuses (Loyola University of Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University), to provide services to students, including technology services and online program support, to integrate library materials with course management software.
  • Investigate and implement enhancements to services for distance students.
  • Provide general reference service (some evenings and weekends required).
  • Perform liaison duties to promote services and resources to faculty.
  • Participate in other departmental and library-wide initiatives.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master's in Library/Information Science;
  • Two or more years of instruction experience;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and issues in online education;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of online course management software and video conferencing software;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills;
  • Ability to work creatively and effectively both individually and collaboratively;
  • Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated commitment to professional development.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of or grounding in online learning theory;
  • Working knowledge of tutorial software (Captivate, Camtasia);
  • Coursework or degree in instructional technology design;
  • Working knowledge of open-source technologies, web design, or instructional design;
  • Familiarity with tools and standards for creating accessible online learning objects;
  • Familiarity with copyright law and "fair use" guidelines.

 

About the Library:

The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in northern Baltimore City, is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions and serves Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The library serves as an integral part of the campuses by providing information services and resources to support the academic programs and educational concerns of the two institutions. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning. Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a student population of 6,160 FTE.

The Library offers an excellent benefit package that includes medical, access to dental, life, disability insurance, and TIAA‐CREF retirement. Librarians also receive support for professional development. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre‐employment background check.

 

The Loyola Notre Dame Library is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

 

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with "Online Learning Librarian" in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator:ldion@loyola.edu.

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Library Office Assistant, Dana Hall School, Wellesley, MA

LIBRARY OFFICE ASSISTANT

Dana Hall School seeks candidates for the position of Library Office Assistant. Successful candidates will be creative, curious, and detail-oriented with strong organizational, communication, and accurate record-keeping skills, as well as have a strong work ethic and an ability to effectively work and multi-task in an active school environment. Candidates should be comfortable with rapidly changing technologies and have experience working with young people.

 

The individual in this position will be accountable for:

  • Assisting the library staff to support the smooth operation of the library and its programs
  • Supervising students visiting the library and offering support and guidance to them, as necessary
  • Supervising on-duty student employees
  • Coordinating the donation program
  • Maintaining and creating displays
  • Maintaining and replenishing office, printer, and library processing supplies

This a part-time position during the academic year from January 4, 2018 through June 14, and resuming in late August of 2018. The Library Office Assistant will work 14 hours per week on Monday and Wednesday evenings when school is in session from 2:15 to 9:45 p.m. and alternating Sunday evenings from from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Several additional shifts for professional development, training, school events, and holidays are anticipated. The Library Assistant reports to the Library Director.

 

Candidates should have administrative experience, excellent interpersonal skills, an ability to work collaboratively and independently, as well as enjoy reading and working with adolescent girls. Work experience in a school or library environment is preferred. Other requirements include a Bachelor's degree, proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Apps, as well as experience using Apple products and social media applications. Candidates must be able to remain seated for extended periods of time, as well as lift and move product up to 60 lbs. 

 

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

 

Candidates may apply through the school website: http://www.danahall.org/about-us/Job_Opportunities/index.aspx

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Curatorial Internship, DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln, MA

Curatorial Interns at deCordova engage in a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities as they participate in the day-to-day operations of a contemporary art museum and sculpture park. Interns work closely with staff curators and the registrar, and help with exhibition preparations, update collection files, maintain records, organize daily office operations, and conduct art historical research related to exhibitions and the permanent collection. Interns are integral to the success of the curatorial department and as such, they are fully integrated into the work environment. Interns observe and participate in a variety of department and inter-department brainstorming and organization meetings and learn the structural, strategic, and operational decisions at play in a contemporary art institution. Specific responsibilities for Spring 2018 (January 01-May 31, actual dates TBD) will tentatively include, but are not limited to, work on research, logistical planning, and implementation assistance for current and upcoming exhibitions; conducting a variety of research pertaining to works in the permanent collection; work on upcoming Sculpture Park installations and related projects, and any administrative assistance required in the department.

Qualifications
The curatorial staff at deCordova seeks a self-motivated art history graduate student or upper level undergraduate with specific interest in contemporary art and future career goals to work as a curator in a contemporary art museum. Applicants should have strong organizational abilities and computer skills, including literacy in Microsoft Office and Adobe. Prospective applicants should be aware that the Curatorial Internship is an unpaid, volunteer position. Because public transportation does not service deCordova and interns help with errand running, a car is a must. The Curatorial Intern must commit to a minimum of two, eight-hour days per week for the agreed upon duration of the internship, which typically lasts four months. The Intern may occasionally be asked to assist with programs occurring on Thursday evenings and Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Application Instructions: Interested individuals should send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (between 5-15 pages) by email to Scout Hutchinson (shutchinson@decordova.org) by December 10. For general information about deCordova, upcoming programming and exhibitions, and future events please visit www.decordova.org.

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Library Director, Killingworth Library Association, Killingworth, CT

Job Posting for Library Director Position

Killingworth Library Association is seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic and experienced library leader with a strong commitment to working with staff and volunteers to provide outstanding library support and services to our patrons and the community. The ideal candidate will be a unique blend of administrator, communicator, visionary, team builder and patron supporter.

Position Overview: Plan, organize, and administer the comprehensive operations of a friendly, relaxed community library with a unique history of volunteer involvement, community support and town cooperation. The Library Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for daily management of the library, which involves coordinating and supervising day-to-day operations of the building, materials, library staff and volunteers.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead by example in promoting a friendly, welcoming, patron-first culture.
  • Administer personnel policies and patron service standards, including but not limited to: recruitment, supervision, evaluation, scheduling and training of staff and volunteers.
  • Oversee maintenance of library building, equipment and facilities.
  • Schedule and lead monthly staff meetings with full and part-time staff to encourage input and identify areas for improvement.
  • Attend monthly meetings with library Board of Directors.
  • Administer adopted Library budget and work with treasurer to account for funds spent. Collaborate with finance committee on annual budget development.
  • Administer, supervise, and perform library tasks to provide valued adult, children's, and circulation services, as well as events, display case and facilities management.
  • Confer with the library's Board of Directors as needed on policies, programs and long-range planning.
  • Work with staff (and confer with staff responsible for interlibrary loan activities) to develop, maintain and expand collection of materials, programs and services. Evaluate collection for balance and comprehensiveness. Review professional journals and other sources.  
  • Assess interests, needs, and expectations of the community by talking with patrons, assisting them, and spending some time staffing the circulation desk.
  • Collaborate with assistant library director and designated board member to ensure a strong online and social media presence.
  • Develop and/or approve displays and special functions to extend library services and facilities to the community.
  • Prepare narrative and statistical reports for the State Library and Library Board upon request.
  • Participate in professional library organizations, conferences and workshops to remain current on developments in library science, administration, and training.


This is a full-time, 40-hour per week position with competitive benefits. Salary range is $60,000 - $67,000. Submit letter of interest, resume to: Alison Karam, President, Killingworth Library Assn., P.O. Box 725, Killingworth, CT 06419. Position will remain open until filled.

Qualifications: Degree in library services (MLS preferred), with a minimum of five years in public library work, experience supervising staff and overseeing library operations, or any equivalent combination of education and training.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Ability: Ability to plan, organize and implement library services and facility management. Ability to hire, manage, schedule and train professional staff and desk volunteers. Superior communication, interpersonal and team building skills. Fiscally responsible. Knowledge of present public library trends and technologies. Proficiency with computers, automated library systems, internet and digital communications. Ability to interpret user needs to provide valued support and information. Ability to interact courteously with staff, volunteers, and general public and maintain good will.

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Library Assistant, Brooks School, North Andover, MA

Available Position

Part-time Library Assistant

The part-time library assistant works 16 hours a week during the academic year (30 weeks.) Hours will include a combination of morning, day, and evening hours. This position supports the Library Director and assists students, faculty, staff and community members with all library services including circulation, basic reference, and technology support.

Essential Functions  

  • Assist students/faculty/others with checking items in and out as well as helping locate resources in online catalog, library databases, and web products.
  • Assist patrons with and troubleshoot, as needed, all library equipment and applications
  • Receive and process new materials
  • Shelving of materials
  • Help create material lists for research guides
  • Create and rotate library displays
  • Other clerical and library duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Candidate must have a Bachelor's degree and proven library work experience as wells as comfort working with computers, mobile devices, social media and applications. The Library Assistant must genuinely enjoy working with high school aged students and be comfortable working alone.  Knowledge of automated library systems, the Dewey Decimal System, and library research guides is required. Candidate must have means of transportation. The school is not near mass transit.

Physical Qualifications

The Library Assistant must have the following physical qualifications:

  • Ability to sit at circulation desk for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to use keyboard for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to regularly move throughout large building.
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds.

 

To Apply

This is a non-benefitted staff position. Hourly wage is $14. Please submit cover letter and resume by December 15th to Library Director Ann Massoth at amassoth@brooksschool.org

No phone calls.

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Library Director, Barrington Public Library, Barrington, NH

The Barrington (NH) Public Library Board of Trustees is currently seeking a dynamic, innovative and dedicated Library Director to lead a heavily used community resource into the future. 

 

Appointed by an elected Board of seven Library Trustees and under its general direction, the Library Director has overall administrative responsibility for the provision of public library services. The position requires independent judgment, initiative and decision-making, as well as frequent interaction with the community, town officials and senior staff, local groups and organizations.

 

The Library Director administers, develops, plans and/or oversees all aspects of library operations, including personnel selection, supervision and performance evaluations of a staff of seven plus volunteers; budgeting and expenditures; collection development and maintenance; materials processing; building and grounds maintenance; automation and the use of appropriate technology; programming; marketing; policies, plans and procedures; reports and presentations; and community and vendor relations.  The Director will also be working closely with library trustees on implementing the library's Long Range Plan, which includes a new library construction project.

 

The successful candidate will serve as an ambassador within the community, advocating and promoting the library's mission by demonstrating enthusiasm, creativity, and an understanding and respect for the needs, interests and demands of the community.  S/he must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; a thorough working knowledge of modern library policies, practices, technologies and trends; and strong people and task management skills.

 

With a population approaching 9,000, Barrington is situated approximately 70 miles north of Boston, MA, and is within 40 minutes of both Concord and Manchester, NH, 20 minutes west of Portsmouth and is adjacent to the UNH Durham campus.  Residents enjoy the town's rural character, with actively managed conservation properties and a myriad of hiking trails, In addition, the town has a robust Recreation Department that offers a wide range of activities for all ages.

 

The position requires a Master's degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university and at least five (5) years of progressively responsible library experience, and at least three (3) years of supervisory experience, preferably in a public library setting.  This is a full-time (40 hours/week), exempt position, and includes regular evening meetings and occasional weekend hours. The library offers a competitive salary range ($51,396 - 63,294) as well as a town benefits package. Starting salary will be dependent upon the candidate's level of experience and qualifications.

 

A complete job description can be found at http://www.barringtonlibrary.com/extra8.asp. Applicants seeking consideration should submit a statement of their interest and qualifications, resume and three professional references to Lindsey Maziarz, Search Committee Chair, at barringtonplsearch@gmail.com. NO DROP-IN OR PAPER APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED. Applications received by December 20, 2017 will be given priority consideration. Position will remain open until filled. 

The Barrington Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Research Manager, Holland & Knight, New York, NY

Holland & Knight is a global law firm with more than 1,200 lawyers and other professionals in 27 offices throughout the world. Our lawyers provide representation in litigation, business, real estate and governmental law. Interdisciplinary practice groups and industry-based teams provide clients with access to attorneys throughout the firm.

 

Holland & Knight is seeking an experienced Research Manager to join our national team. This position is located in our New York, NY office. 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  

Holland and Knight is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran or any other protected class.

 

Interested applicants should apply here: https://hklaw.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/Holland_Knight/job/New-York/Library-Manager_R1306

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Archivist, Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

Work in a busy, team-oriented MLN member library serving a diverse, urban community with an excellent collection print, audio-visual and online resources of approximately 200,000 items.

Qualifications include: Master's Degree in Library Science; minimum 6 months of library experience, preferably in a public library reference department; superior customer service skills; ability to perform under pressure; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of library work; ability to work with library staff and a diverse general public in a tactful and courteous manner, comfort and confidence in all matters of technology; excellent organizational abilities; strong oral and written communication abilities. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Must pass a pre-employment physical with drug and alcohol screening, a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and a background check. Full description available at Human Resources Department.

Duties include: Working as a member of a busy, team-oriented reference department, this position has the responsibility for local history and genealogy, including facilitation of patron access and maintenance of the collection. Provides assistance in locating information via all print and electronic resources in person and on the telephone. Assists patrons in troubleshooting personal computers, library OPACs and various other types of electronic equipment. Provides readers' advisory service and technology workshops; Contributes to collection development; Responds to patrons' questions and concerns. Interprets and enforces library policies. Refers patrons to other departments and institutions as appropriate. Also included are statistical and budget report production; and collaborating with other library departments. Some supervision of library assistants, pages or interns may also be included.

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

19 hours per week including a minimum of one evening per week and a minimum of one Saturday and one Sunday per month, including July & August.

Starting salary: $31.94 per hour, pro-rated paid time off; no health or retirement benefits

Deadline to apply: Open until filled with preference given to applications received completely by January 5, 2018

Qualified candidates should submit, preferably in one complete pdf file:

Mary Gullotti

Human Resources Department, 119 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451 MGullotti@city.waltham.ma.us / 781-314-3356

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Assistant Positions, Massachusetts Center for the Book, Boston, MA

The Massachusetts Center for the Book seeks applications from Simmons LIS students to fill two positions for the Spring term. Each is for 10 hours per week position, compensated at $15 per hour. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Employment will begin as soon as possible or, at latest, at the beginning of the Spring academic term.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS ASSISTANT. The assistant will participate in the planning and execution of public programs of the Center, including the annual Massachusetts Book Awards and Letters About Literature initiatives. S/he also will manage the statewide calendar of events and investigate further development of this service for Massachusetts libraries.

DIGITAL INITIATIVES/CULTURAL HERITAGE ASSISTANT. The assistant will develop new online trails and tours in cooperation with Center staff and/or libraries throughout Massachusetts. S/he also will create a compelling and seamless link between the Center website and its trails/tours app (Mass Book Trails), and evaluate current and future features at/for the Center website.

Both candidates should be well-versed in Microsoft Office Suite so that administrative tasks can be completely efficiently and effectively. WordPress familiarity is essential in both positions. The Center is looking for self-starters who can work independently but who will seek advice and guidance so as to ensure that  the Center's priorities and goals are forwarded in all they do.

The two assistants will share office space/computers in Palace Road and will, from time to time, assist one another as deadlines loom. Each will report to the Executive Director of the Center and may, in addition, be overseen by other Center staff. Team players with flexibility and good humor are highly desired.

The Massachusetts Center for the Book is chartered as the Commonwealth affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. It is charged with developing, supporting, and promoting cultural programming to advance the cause of books and reading and to enhance the outreach potential of Massachusetts public libraries. You can read more about it at http://massbook.org

Interested candidates should forward a resume (include three references) and cover letter to Sharon Shaloo, Executive Director, Massachusetts Center for the Book, indicating which position is sought: shaloo@massbook.org

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interviews (in person or virtual) will be offered on a rolling basis as well.

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Law Librarian, Daley Center, Cook County, IL

Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Executive Law Librarian, assumes the role of Head of Patron Services. Develops, supervises, and manages the operations, services, and personnel for patron services in a multi-branch library system. Ensures that legal reference and access services are provided to lawyers, judges, self-represented litigants, and the public.  Works the patron services desk including reference and access services.  Participates in Law Library personnel and human resources management.  Assists Law Library Administration in formulating and enforcing library-wide policies and procedures. Provides research instruction to Law Library users and staff. Conducts Law Library outreach and coordinates educational events. Participates on the Law Library management and collection development teams. Occasionally assists in other library service areas and at branches. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduation with a Master's Degree in Library Science and/or Information Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association IS REQUIRED (Must provide original college/university transcript at time of interview)*.
  • Three (3) years of professional library experience as a Reference Librarian in a law library IS REQUIRED.
  • Full-time supervisory level experience in a law library IS REQUIRED.
  • Valid driver's license IS REQUIRED (Must provide original  at time of interview)*.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Graduation from an accredited School of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree IS PREFERRED.
NOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS

Extensive knowledge of library operations including an understanding of library practices, trends, integrated library systems, and emerging technologies. Thorough knowledge of basic and advanced legal research sources and techniques using print and electronic sources.Thorough knowledge of government documents including Federal, State and local documents.Skill utilizing technologies and electronic communication including Microsoft Office; LexisAdvance; Westlaw; Hein Online; web-based research; and integrated library systems. Skill teaching and providing classroom-style professional presentations regarding legal research or law-related topics. Skill in the selection of materials in print, electronic, and digital formats to maintain a comprehensive and current collection in a public law library. Ability to develop/train library staff as well as professional and non-professional public services staff. Ability to work independently and function in a collegial, teamwork-oriented environment which emphasizes customer service and delivery of exemplary library services. Ability to develop, coordinate, and implement programmatic changes in a library. Ability to work with diverse library users of varying levels of skill and understanding. Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

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Research Associate, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, MA

SUMMARY
The Mary Baker Eddy Library is a trusted and authoritative resource on Eddy and the history of the Christian Science movement, providing public access to original materials and educational experiences about Eddy, the ideas she advanced, her writings, and the institutions she founded and their healing mission.

As a member of the Research & Reference Services staff, the Research Associate works as part of the Library's research team to provide assistance to individuals interested in the collections of The Mary Baker Eddy Library. The research team handles queries from all over the world, numbering in the thousands-- posed by email and phone, as well as in person. Patrons include distinguished scholars as well as the general public. An important component of the work is fulfilling the historical information needs, large and small, of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, including The Christian Science Publishing Society. Collections the Research staff uses are primarily documentary in nature, and include special collections focused on Eddy, her life and times, as well as the organizational archives of the Church. 

ESSENTIAL ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
As a member of the Research team, the Research Associate responds to internal and external inquirers. This includes responding to emails and phone messages from patrons, and assisting those who visit the Librar