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Director, Curatorial Services, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Williamsburg, VA

Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation (JYF) seeks an experienced, forward-looking Director of Curatorial Services (DCS) to lead curatorial departments at its living-history museums: Jamestown Settlement (JS) and new American Revolution Museum at Yorktown (ARMY). DCS guides the exhibition program, growth/development of collection, expansion of educational mission. Leads department's initiatives to enhance inclusivity, broaden audiences, bring scholarly expertise to interpretation.

OPPORTUNITIES: Join major forward-facing, visitor-focused, AAM-accredited museum with significant budget, big plans for the future, including upcoming $9M refresh of main gallery at JS and special exhibitions/events at ARMY. Be part of team overseeing exhibition galleries, theaters, and activity-filled outdoor living-history areas. Live/work in historic Williamsburg, VA, 3½ hours from Washington and Baltimore.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversee curators/collections management staff in exhibit-development/installation, care/refinement of collections. Organize/schedule/manage department staff to maximize talent, meet JYF needs. Develop/manage budget. Provide scholarly expertise for multiple departments. Represent JYF to various audiences.

REQUIREMENTS: PhD/equivalent in related field preferred. MA required. Minimum five years' experience as curatorial administrator/senior curator at significant history museum or related organization. Knowledge of 17th, 18th-century American history, including African cultural issues in early America, Virginia Indian history, issues of cultural sensitivity in historical interpretation. Strong background in exhibitions, collections management. Track record of using objects to tell stories and using current/innovative approaches to make history accessible and engaging to varied audiences. Excellent project manager with strong organizational, communication, staff management skills. Collaborative; strategic thinker; familiar with current trends/best practices. Basic knowledge of fundraising.

FULL DESCRIPTION/HOW TO APPLY: https://museum-search.com/all-searches/2018/8/7/jamestown-yorktown-foundation .

Apply by 9/17/18. EEO/AA/ADA.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Fall/Winter Internships, Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket, MA

The highly competitive Nantucket Historical Association's fall/winter internship program allows a dynamic group of students with varied interests, strengths, and goals to immerse themselves in an outstanding educational and professional environment. Interns learn and work directly with professionals in a team-based, collaborative environment.

The internship is a full-time position that begins on September 17, 2018, and lasts between ten and twelve weeks.

Starting date is flexible. Interns concentrate their work in the following areas: interpretation at the museum and historic sites, education and public programs. He/she should have a love of working with the public and a degree or expected degree in American history and culture, education, humanities, museum studies, museum education, communications, marketing, or a related field.

Graduate students are strongly preferred, although enrolled college students are welcome to apply. He/she should have demonstrated interest in museum programs, production, education, history and/or marketing; strong writing, research, organizational, interpersonal, communication and computer skills; familiarity with multimedia software a plus; and the ability to work both independently and in groups.

A $2,500 stipend and housing will be offered.

For more information on the NHA and the island of Nantucket, please visit our website at www.nha.org.

Applications are due by September 6, 2018.

Please send a letter of interest and a list of three references to rmiller@nha.org or: Rebecca Miller Nantucket Historical Association PO Box 1016 Nantucket, MA 02554

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Library & Education Program Assistant, Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, Newton Centre, MA

Library & Education Program Assistant, Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute

 

Purpose / Role

The Evening Program Assistant will be responsible for management and support during Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute's (BPSI) evening programming. Responsibilities include providing programmatic, educational and library support, as well as monitoring/maintaining building security. An ideal candidate would have excellent customer service skills, good computer/data acumen, as well as some experience with A/V. Knowledge of library systems desirable.

 

This position is 10-12 hours, 2-3 nights/week, late afternoon/evenings and occasional Saturday shifts. 

 

Job Overview

The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute is a post-graduate educational training institute and membership organization. Clinicians and academics who wish to pursue advanced training as psychoanalysts or psychoanalytic psychotherapists may apply for acceptance to attend seminars.

 

Throughout the year, BPSI conducts a variety of programs for the professional development of its members and trainees which include:  evening training seminars, academic lectures, conferences, and other professionally informative meetings. BPSI members and students include both mental health clinicians and academics. Some programs, classes and conferences are open to the public.

 

BPSI's programmatic endeavors are supported by a small administrative staff and professional development is accredited by national organizations. In order to maintain its eligibility with these organizations, BPSI must meet certain standards and among other responsibilities, the position incumbent will assist with processing accreditation materials.

 

The Library & Education Program Assistant will perform a wide variety of tasks to support many facets of the organization and its programs. The assistant will help organize and administer seminars. Typical activities include the following tasks:

  • Provide front-desk customer service during peak hours
  • Manage cloud-based tools to send out mass emails, collect membership information, register participants for public events, and deliver surveys requesting feedback on classes and events
  • Prepare information, resources and communications for seminars and programs - library syllabi and articles, course packets, sign-in materials, emails, and social media announcements
  • Assist conference speakers and attendees by welcoming guests and running A/V equipment
  • Process continuing education certificates for program attendees
  • Provide information and attend to issues concerning events, facilities, payments and food orders

 

How to Apply

Please send resume and letter of interest to: Drew Brydon, dbrydon@bpsi.org or by mail to Drew Brydon, BPSI, 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre MA 02459. No phone calls please.

dbrydon@bpsi.org | http://www.bpsi.org

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Systems Librarian, Nevada State College, Henderson, NV

Job Description

The Systems Librarian will manage current library enterprise systems including ExLibris Alma, ILLiad, and OCLC's EZProxy. The Systems Librarian will also research, recommend, and adopt standard and emerging tools and applications related to library information technology. Through collaboration with Campus ITS and partner libraries in Southern Nevada, the Systems Librarian will explore and implement third-party integrations and underutilized system capabilities to improve library workflows.


The ideal candidate will be flexible and open-minded with the ability to function in a dynamic, highly collaborative environment. Their attention to detail will guide them in resolving system issues that are complex and ambiguous. They will be able to learn and adapt within a project-based work environment to discover solutions and improve services.

 

About Nevada State College
Founded in 2002, NSC is a comprehensive public college located on a developing 500-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada (adjacent to Las Vegas). NSC emphasizes high-quality instruction, exemplary student support, evidence-based practices, and innovation as a means to more efficient, effective outcomes in all departments across campus.


NSC serves approximately 4,200 students who are highly diverse and largely underserved--a majority of our students are first generation, racial/ethnic minorities, parents, and/or returning students. We seek applicants who are passionate about working with this promising student population and collaborating with faculty and staff across departments to make a lasting impact in developing our young institution.

 

About the Marydean Martin Library
As the first "bookless" academic library in the state of Nevada, the Marydean Martin Library focuses its effort on improving outcomes for the College's largely first-generation, diverse, and underrepresented student population. The Library regularly partners with faculty on course design; enhances the affordability of course content with open educational resources; and collaborates with faculty to integrate new technology such as 3D printing services into the curriculum. The Library also has a deep collaboration with the Office of Institutional Research that has led to research findings indicating that students who use the library's digital collections and services have improved research assignment grades, semester GPA, academic standing, and one-term retention.


Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership for and management of all library enterprise systems including ExLibris Alma, OCLC's ILLiad, and EZProxy
  • Manages the Library's patron database, notices, and loan rules in ExLibris Alma
  • Maintains bibliographic and holdings records in ExLibris Alma and OCLC Connexion
  • Prepares and maintains system logs, reports, and statistical data to assist in evidence-based decision making.
  • Collaborates with campus ITS on third-party integrations with library enterprise systems
  • Serves as the primary liaison to partner libraries in the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE)
  • Creates scholarly products; actively participates in library, college, and national committees, professional engagement or service; and meets other NSC requirements for promotion and tenure      

Minimum Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree or equivalent by the start date
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative project-based environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication abilities
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills


Preferred Qualifications

  • At least two years of experience with technical services in an academic library
  • Experience managing and maintaining library enterprise systems
  • Familiarity with ExLibris Alma, OCLC's ILLiad, and EZProxy
  • Knowledge of relevant metadata standards including MARC, XML, and OpenURL
  • Familiarity with relevant library workflows such as interlibrary loan, cataloging, knowledgebase management, link resolvers, and circulation       

 

Salary & Benefits

Tenure-track, Assistant Professor level. Salary range is $55,000-60,000 dependent upon experience.

Nevada State College offers excellent benefits, including 14.5% retirement match, 24 annual leave days, beginning balance of 30 sick leave days, 11 paid holidays, educational benefits, and the choice of two health insurance plans that can be supplemented with flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts.

 

For more information and to apply please visit http://bit.ly/nscsystems

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Library Director, Palmer Public Library, Palmer, MA

Posting for Library Director, Palmer Public Library

Library Director- Palmer (MA) Public Library. Creative, energetic leader with strong public service orientation needed to direct all phases of operations in a busy vibrant library, 30,000 square feet on 3 floors; experienced staff, mostly unionized, of 13 FT and PT personnel; serving a town of 12,000 people centrally located in the scenic Quaboag Valley; annual circulation of 137,492 in FY 17 (11.29 per capita); member of C/WMARS network using Evergreen open source software. 

Knowledge of administrative practices, budget management, and library technology, plus ability to work well with public officials and community organizations.

MLS degree from an ALA accredited program, plus 5 years minimum experience in a leadership position. 

Competitive salary and benefits. 

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

For a full job description or to apply, email cover letter, resume, and names of three professional references to: kesasur@comcast.net

Palmer (MA) Public Library web site: www.palmer.lib.ma.us

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Youth Services Librarian, Hollis Social Library, Hollis, NH

Hollis Social Library

Youth Services Librarian-Full Time

 

The Hollis Social Library seeks a highly motivated Youth Librarian to join our staff to serve the children and teens of the Town of Hollis, a historic town in southern New Hampshire. This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, position with benefits.

The Youth Librarian is responsible for the operation of the Children's/Young Adult Department, including programming, collection development, cataloging, and readers advisory services. The duties include, but are not limited to, assisting children, parents, teachers, and teens in selecting, locating, and utilizing library resources and instructing children and teens in library use and database usage.

 

Planning and conducting programs for children and teens throughout the year is a major component of the position. Programs offered during the year include story times, reading clubs, after school programs, holiday events, craft programs with special emphasis on the summer reading program. Publicity for the programs is done by the Youth Librarian, aligned with the library publicity strategy.

 

Community outreach is essential to ensure collection development and programs meet the ever growing and changing needs of the Hollis community. As a spokesperson for the Hollis Social Library, the Youth Librarian is responsible for visiting local schools, and educating staff and students about the resources the Hollis Social Library has available to them. It is equally important to engage with the school librarians and collaborate on educational support for students in the Hollis community.

 

The Youth Librarian also provides assistance at the circulation desk as needed. Supervises work of circulation assistants, library pages, and volunteers, as needed. Oversees building operations when designated to do so by the Director.


The successful candidate will have a positive outlook, strong customer service skills, flexibility, a good sense of humor, and a commitment to promoting literacy and creating a warm, inviting atmosphere for children, teens, and their families.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified applicants must have an MLS degree from an accredited college. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply. A thorough knowledge of current trends in children's and young adult literature; the ability to read aloud and relate to listeners; knowledge of computer functions and social media platforms; children/teen programming experience; demonstrated ability to work well with staff and public; initiative, dependability, good judgment, tact and courtesy. 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preferred candidates will have a minimum of two years' experience working with children and teens in a public or school library setting.

 

POSITION DETAILS:

This position is 40 hours per week including evening and weekend hours.

Annual salary $37,000 with full benefits package.

Closing date: October 15, 2018

TO APPLY: Visit our website: https://www.hollislibrary.org/get-involved/employment-opportunities/

Or send your resume and cover letter to: Hollis Social Library, Attn: Laura Klain, PO Box 659, Hollis, NH 03049

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Weekend Reference Librarian, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA

Part time weekend reference librarian. Assist patrons in finding information. Make and update Libguides. Other duties as assigned. Work every other weekend. Some flexibility needed. 

Please email resume and cover letter to Margaret_Manion@uml.edu.

Qualifications

Reference experience.

Full/Part Time

Part Time

Education

MLS

Salary

TBD

Closing Date

How to Apply

Please email resume to Margaret_Manion@uml.edu.

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Archivist, Digital Archives, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, QC, Canada

The Canadian Centre for Architecture is currently hiring a digital archivist.

The listing is here: https://www.cca.qc.ca/en/58820/archivist-digital-archives

Job title: Archivist, Digital Archives
Division: Collection
Supervisor: Associate Director, Collection
Status: Contractual (3 years), full time (35hrs/week)
Posting period: From 30 July to 27 August 2018
Job entry: As soon as possible

The responsibilities of this job include the supervision, coordination and monitoring of the archival projects, and specifically the born-digital archives. The incumbent oversees and develops local practices for managing born-digital material held and acquired by the CCA and assists in the strategic direction of acquisition, preservation, and access to born-digital and paper-based archives. The incumbent serves as the local manager of Archivematica, and coordinate support and development of the CCA's digital repository with the IT department and Artefactual Systems. The incumbent plays a key role in the documentation of archives through the development of standards and procedures, classification and description and works closely with the Digital division in developing a digital culture at the CCA.

Please submit your application by 27 August 2018 by email: rh@cca.qc.ca to the attention of Human Resources, Canadian Centre for Architecture, 1920 Baile Street, Montreal (Quebec) H3H 2S6. Only successful applicants will be contacted. Please do not call.

The CCA is an equal opportunity employer.

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Faculty Openings, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

The School of Information Science is currently conducting two faculty searches. Both are assistant professor, tenure-track positions. One position focuses on Digital Youth while the second position focuses on Knowledge Organization.
 
Digital Youth Assitant Professor
Read the job description
Apply here
 
Knowlege Organization Assistant Profesesor
Read the job description
Apply here
 
Read about benefits at the University of Kentucky here and here. The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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Weekend Librarian, Bay State College Library, Boston, MA

The Bay State College Library is seeking a weekend librarian for the 2018 fall semester. This position is ideal for a current library science student or recent library school graduate who is looking to gain experience in many different aspects of academic librarianship. 

The core responsibilities of this position include: 

  • Assisting students and faculty with in-depth research questions in person and through email, as well as answering basic reference and directional questions
  • Troubleshooting issues with computers, Microsoft Office, and printers
  • Circulating library materials to students and faculty
  • Other projects or duties as assigned by the Librarian, such as copy cataloging, LibGuides editing, or collection development



Requirements:

  • Enrollment in (or completion of) an ALA-accredited library science program
  • Availability Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-6pm from September 15th-December 16th, 2018
  • Excellent search skills (including databases, the web, and library catalogs) and familiarity with multiple citation styles
  • Ability to problem solve and work independently with minimal supervision 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Special consideration will be given to candidates with an ability/willingness to occasionally substitute for the day or evening weeknight librarian


The library assistant is a temporary contract position and does not offer benefits. Hourly rate of pay is $17. Interested candidates should forward a letter of interest and current resume to Jessica Neave, jneave@baystate.edu.

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Reference Librarian/Pre-MLS Reference Librarian, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA

Emmanuel College is a co-educational, residential institution with a 17-acre campus in the heart of Boston's educational, scientific, cultural and medical communities. Enrolling more than 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students, the College provides boundless opportunities for students to expand their worldview through rigorous coursework, significant internship and career opportunities throughout the Boston area and beyond, collaborations with distinguished and dedicated faculty, and participation in a dynamic campus community. Emmanuel's more than 50 programs in the sciences, liberal arts, business, nursing, and education foster spirited discourse and substantive learning experiences that honor the College's Catholic educational mission to cultivate the whole person and prepare students for effective and ethical leadership in the 21st century. For more information, visit www.emmanuel.edu.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Reporting to the Associate Librarian for Reference, Instruction and Outreach, the Reference Librarian will perform reference, public service, and some technical service duties, oversee all library operations on nights, weekends, and holidays, assist library patrons in the use of electronic resources, assist with scheduled information literacy classes and participate in special projects. 

Essential responsibilities will include:

  • As the senior staff member on duty, provide overall supervision of library operations and guidance as needed to student workers during any night, weekend, or holiday shifts.  (Student workers are assigned their specific tasks by their supervisors.) 
  • Provide reference and information services, including database searching instruction, and assistance with the use of print materials. 
  • Provide coverage in circulation, reserves, and media services, as needed. 
  • Assist in maintaining and troubleshooting reference computers and printers. 
  • Input reference transactions into the reference statistical database. 
  • Assist with reference projects to enhance library users' research skills.  
  • Provide written shift reports and other feedback to the Associate Librarian and to student worker supervisors as directed.


REQUIREMENTS:

Our ideal candidates will possess an MLS or be an MLS candidate who has completed the Reference course, and have 1-2 years of library reference experience or related customer service experience. Candidates should be able to supervise student workers on night, weekend and holiday shifts. Candidates should also have knowledge, skills, and facility with both print and electronic resources; facility with new technologies; ability to work successfully in a team environment and individually; willingness to provide library instruction under the supervision of the Associate Librarian for Reference, Instruction, and Outreach; ability to work closely and effectively with students and faculty; good interpersonal and communication skills; and ability to participate in and initiate special projects.   


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Emmanuel College seeks to create a working and learning environment that reflect the society and community in which we are located, and we actively encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.
 


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

After submitting your resume with this application form, you will be prompted to complete an Applicant Profile where you will be able to upload your cover letter and list of references.

In order to be considered for this position, you need to submit all three documents: a resume, cover letter and a list of three references with phone numbers.

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Para-Professional Catalogers, Backstage Library Works, Boston, MA

Backstage Library Works, based in the United States in Provo, Utah, and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, provides technical services to libraries, museums, and archives around the world.

August 2nd, 2018

Long-Term Temporary Employment Opportunity

Boston, MA (Beacon Hill)

Immediate opening

Para-Professional Catalogers (2)

Full-time position available in Boston, MA

Fully benefitted after 2 months, with paid time off accrual and 8 paid holidays per calendar year

Job Description

The expected duration of this project will be from September 2018 to July 2019 (although the project may be completed sooner), working 5 days (37.5 hours) per week. The Cataloger will be working on-site at the State Library of Massachusetts in Boston, performing original and copy cataloging. A small selection of materials will be monographs, to be followed, in priority order, by maps, photographs, and pictures. 

The Cataloger will provide editing of copy records, including addition of in-house classification, LC subject headings, and missing RDA fields, and work with materials for which there is no copy available to create new original records in OCLC Connexion. Cataloger will also be required to do some physical processing.

Responsibilities

  • Perform original & copy cataloging using RDA standard in MARC format
  • Search, edit, and create copy and original records in OCLC Connexion as well as update holdings and some master records.
  • Export records from OCLC Connection to the library's Evergreen ILS and edit item-level records.
  • Attach barcodes and spine labels to each item processed
  • Meet daily production levels and standards
  • Complete cataloging at a Special Collection's workstation - the task of retrieving and re-shelving materials will be the responsibility of Special Collections staff.
  • Make informed decisions within given specifications with little supervision

 

Requirements

  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree OR considerable professional cataloguing experience
  • Attentiveness to detail and quality
  • Work in a deadline-oriented, production environment
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently & productively
  • Learn new skills quickly and thoroughly
  • Basic familiarity with Windows & Microsoft Office suite
  • Familiarity with library standards, including RDA, MARC21, AACR2, and LCSH
  • Type speed minimum: 50+ wpm
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.
  • Must pass a general knowledge test as well as two cataloging tests.
  • Must pass a background check and drug test prior to appointment
  • Experience with original and copy cataloging in OCLC

 

To apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to Alex McComas (amccomas@bslw.com). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Library Assistant, Fontbonne Academy, Milton, MA

Part-time: 25 hrs/wk, 11:00 - 4:00 p.m. during school year

Reports to: Library Director


Position Summary:

The Library Assistant staffs the reference/circulation desk; supervises students during free periods and after school; assists them in use of Library resources; and supports them in achieving competence in database, Web, and library research. The Assistant manages circulation; mounts exhibits and publishes their descriptions on the Library blog; works with the Librarian to develop research aids; catalogs new acquisitions; and provides related Library services to the Fontbonne Community.


Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree with coursework for Masters of Library Science and/or school library experience. Competence with on-line catalog and circulation system; competence in academic database and Web searching. Ability to assume responsibilities for the library in the absence of the Director. Understanding of an environment that espouses an ethic of service to the community. Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.


Please email resume and names of three references to: jobs@fontbonneacademy.org.

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Circulation Assistant, Dickinson Memorial Library, Northfield, MA

The Town of Northfield is seeking a qualified individual to serve as Circulation Assistant for the Dickinson Memorial Library. Duties include checking materials in and out; collecting overdue fees; satisfying requests for materials; re-shelving materials and emptying the book drop.

Minimum Qualifications include a High School diploma, or equivalent; computer skills; ability to provide quality customer service and an appreciation of the purposes and functions of the public library. 

The position is for up to 7 hours per week: Saturdays, 10:00 to 3:00; and occasionally covering for staff shortages during the week. Compensation begins at $13.14/hour. 

An application and job description may be obtained at the Dickinson Memorial Library; 115 Main Street, Northfield, MA 01360, or through our website 
www.northfieldpubliclibrary.org (413) 498-2455. Applications will be accepted until filled. EOE. 

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Library Clerk, Boston Architectural College, Boston, MA

LIBRARY CLERK

DEPARTMENT: 5200

Direct supervisor: ROBERT ADAMS 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Library Clerk is a part-time, pre-professional position of 13-19 hours per week that provides assistance in multiple areas of the Library including circulation, reference, acquisitions, book processing, and shelving. The Library Clerk reports to the Associate Library Director.

 

PRIMARY ESSENTIAL Functions:

  • Circulation, shelving, and retrieval of library materials.
  • Fills requests for items on reserve and at storage.
  • Is responsible for library's opening and closing procedures.
  • Provides research and reference assistance to students, faculty, and the public.
  • Provides instruction in the use of library materials, including indexes, reference materials and electronic resources.
  • Assists with maintenance of periodical collection.
  • Assists with the physical processing and maintenance of books.
  • Assists with the creation and maintenance of LibGuides.
  • Other projects as assigned.

 

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

B.A. or previous library experience required. Coursework towards M.L.S. degree is highly desirable. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.  Experience with the literature of architecture or art history is desirable as is experience with information literacy instruction and/or ease with technology and social media.

 

Must be able to work at least one weekday evening until 10:30 and one weekend day with additional hours possible.

 

STANDARD EXPECTATIONS:

Team and Interpersonal Skills:  Success in this position requires proven ability to develop professional positive rapport with other team members including support staff and senior staff. 

 

Service Orientation: Success in this position requires a service-oriented perspective in which, to the greatest extent possible, students and other employees are treated in such a way as to feel valued and well served in their contacts with the facilities team as a professional representative of the BAC.

 

Confidentiality and Discretion: Success in this position requires the ability not only to maintain the confidentiality of student and employee records, but also the ability to discern when it is appropriate to divulge privileged, if not necessarily confidential, information.

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Inter-Library Loan Intern, Public Services, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

The Newton Free Library is the busiest single library location in Massachusetts and delivers a wide array of services and programming to the Newton Community. Inter-Library Loan (ILL) is a cooperative effort among libraries to share materials and articles so patrons are able to get their hands on materials not owned by their hometown library. It allows us to borrow items from libraries located elsewhere in Massachusetts (using Commonwealth Catalog (ComCat)) or elsewhere in the country (using First Search/World Cat). Last year we borrowed and received over 6,000 items through our ILL services!

 

We are seeking a motivated intern to assist our Public Services Department with our active Inter-library loan program. The intern will gain valuable hands-on experience assisting staff members with data entry, statistical tracking, retrieving and shelving materials, packaging materials to be mailed, helping with periodicals projects and other duties.

 

Our internship program is designed to give relevant library work experience to students pursuing a graduate degree in library science. The ideal candidate will be a hard-working, organized and enthusiastic student able to balance work and studies.

Hours: Flexible schedule; 8-10 hours per week.

Compensation: $11.28 hourly

Qualifications: Applicant should possess strong organizational skills (including basic filing skills (a-z, numeric, decimal), be comfortable with technology and have the ability to lift (up to 20 lbs), push loaded book trucks and package materials to be mailed. Demonstrated ability to work well independently and collaboratively.

Individuals interested in the above position should email a resume and cover letter to jobs@newtonfreelibrary.net by the close of business on August 17, 2018.

 

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

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Multiple Openings, Lasell College, Auburndale, MA

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Library Director, Wareham Free Library, East Wareham, MA

Library Director, Wareham Free Library

The Wareham Free Library seeks an enthusiastic, forward-thinking Library Director to manage and guide its main and branch libraries. This is an exciting time for the Wareham Free Library, which will be recertified by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) in November of 2018. The Director will have significant impact on the library's post-certification development, refining and enhancing the newly-recertified library's services, programs, and community outreach.

The library has supportive Friends and Foundation groups that are responsible for raising funds to support library services. The Foundation is prepared to launch an endowment campaign, and the Director is expected to assist in some capacity.

The successful candidate should possess skills, experience, and/or education in the following areas:

  • Strategic planning, having an ability to solicit stakeholder feedback and work alongside the MBLC to develop a progressive and dynamic vision of the library and to see it through
  • Supervision, encouraging professional development among staff
  • Consensus and relationship building with various library stakeholders, especially municipal officials, Library Trustees, and Friends and Foundation groups
  • Fundraising and capital projects as well as building management
  • Flexibility and a willingness to serve the public in novel and creative ways to ensure excellent public service and continuity of operations
  • Good business sense and an understanding of municipal budgeting processes, being responsible for preparing the library's budget
  • Community engagement and a willingness to represent the Library professionally not only in the Town of Wareham but also to the wider library environment (e.g., the library's consortium, professional organizations)

Qualifications

Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program

At least three years of increasingly responsible public library experience including management or an equivalent of education and experience

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

MLS

Salary

Commensurate with qualifications, ranging from $66,306-$70,344

Closing Date

Open until filled

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to the Human Resources Director:

Dorene M. Allen-England, Esq.

Memorial Town Hall

54 Marion Road

Wareham, MA 02571

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Supervisory Librarian, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

The Library of Congress' Congressional Research Service (CRS)seeks a Supervisory Librarian for its Knowledge Services Group (KSG). The selectee will supervise a team of digital and knowledge services librarians engaged in information and knowledge management activities. The supervisory librarian collaborates with stakeholders in CRS to identify opportunities and requirements for managing information and/or knowledge, develops and manages projects, and resolves issues.

Candidates with experience and knowledge of current and emerging practices of librarianship or other fields and disciplines related to information and knowledge management are encouraged to apply.

The ideal candidate will work with information professionals, analysts, attorneys, and information technology staff to investigate and recommend methodologies, tools and services to solve highly complex program issues or problems and to facilitate the use of relevant data, information and knowledge in research and analysis. Review potential options and recommend innovative solutions to provide information services to internal and congressional clients. Create and coordinate activities that involve highly complex problems and/or special requirements to develop, integrate, and organize content to meet user requirements. Lead the integration of new features and technologies into websites and portals. In addition, evaluate results and documents best practices, applying standard and emerging practices of librarianship and other fields and disciplines as they relate to information and knowledge management. 

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

 

CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/506882800.

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Assistant Librarian, North Shore Community College, Lynn, MA

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.


Job Description:

PT Assistant Librarian, Lynn Campus Library

Non-benefited, MCCC unit position

This is a 20 hour per week daytime position, with requests for reemployment considered for renewal each semester for the academic year and for summer sessions. 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: September 6th, 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. 

Apply here: http://www.northshore.edu/hr/interviewExchange.jsp?contentUrl=http%3A//nscc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp%3FJOBID%3D101117

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Intern, Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket, MA

Nantucket Island was the capital of the American whaling industry − a cultural legacy that still haunts every corner of this "elbow of sand" thirty miles out to sea. A National Historic Landmark, Nantucket is home to pristine beaches, a collection of over 800 pre-Civil War buildings, and a cobblestoned Main Street that has been celebrated by the American Planning Association as "One of the Ten Greatest Streets in the Country."

The Internship Program The Nantucket Historical Association's fall/winter internship program allows a dynamic group of students with varied interests, strengths, and goals to immerse themselves in an outstanding educational and professional environment. Interns learn and work directly with professionals in a team-based, collaborative environment. The internship is a full-time position that begins on September 17, 2018, and lasts between ten and twelve weeks. Starting date is flexible.

Interns concentrate their work in the following areas:

  • Interpretation at the Museum and Historic Sites
  • Education
  • Public Programs

Applicants should possess the following qualifications:

  • Love of working with the public
  • Degree or expected degree in American history and culture, education, humanities, museum studies, museum education, or a related field (Graduate students strongly preferred, although enrolled college students are welcome to apply.)
  • Demonstrated interest in museum programs, production, education, and history
  • Strong writing, research, organizational, interpersonal, communication and computer skills
  • Familiarity with multimedia software a plus
  • Ability to work both independently and in groups
  • Sense of humor and positive attitude

Compensation: $2,500 stipend and housing 

Applications due by September 6, 2018.

For more specific information on the internships, please visit our website at www.NHA.org.

Please send a letter of interest and a list of three references to rmiller@nha.org or: Rebecca Miller Board Liaison & Director of Administrative Services Nantucket Historical Association PO Box 1016 Nantucket, MA 02554

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Electronic Resources Access & Discovery Librarian, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College seeks a knowledgeable and innovative individual for the position of Electronic Resources Access & Discovery Librarian. The successful candidate, under the supervision of Head of Resource Acquisition & Management, establishes and maintains online access to licensed and open access electronic resources. This position works closely with vendors and other library staff to provide quality control of e-resources links and knowledge bases, and ensures consistent access to library electronic holdings across multiple discovery and access platforms.


Responsibilities:

  • Focus on establishing and maintaining online access to electronic resources licensed by Boston College Library and open access resources
  • Collaborate with Electronic Resources Librarian, Resource Acquisitions Librarian and other library staff to ensure the smooth development and implementation of electronic resources workflows
  • Participate in planning and implementing new services, and supporting and improving existing services
  • Responsible for ensuring consistency in service quality, best practices, and procedures     
  • Work as a team member to resolve problem reports and ensure patron access to electronic resources is not interrupted
  • Serve on committees related to e-resources access, discovery and delivery, identifying workflows and ensuring that action items are brought to the attention of appropriate technical services staff
  • Serve on the Budget Group and the Finance Group, developing reports and analysis of financial data as well as providing supports for budget management and planning
  • Stay abreast of emerging trends and best practices related to e‐resources 
  • Play an active role in e‐resource related projects and initiatives as assigned


Requirements:

  • MLS or Master's degree in Information Science required.
  • 3 years of library technical services experience required, preferably in an academic library 
  • Experience with supporting electronic resource lifecycle activities
  • Experience with discovery systems, link resolvers, and proxy server configurations
  • Experience with collections and budget analysis 
  • Experience with usability testing
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across departments and with partner institutions
  • Understanding of database issues, and the interoperability needs to support Alma and Primo
  • Strong analytical skills and experience with statistical analysis, including producing reports and communicating findings
  • Familiarity with metadata and cataloging rules for serials and electronic resources
  • Requires a thorough understanding of electronic resources, including awareness of issues of vendors, consortia, packages, aggregators, platforms, licensing, pricing models, and financial and statistical management needs
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

 

Salary Range: $58,450 to $73,050; salary commensurate with relevant experience.


About Boston College:

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.


More information and to apply: https://bc.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=2157

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Director, Lynnfield Public Library, Lynnfield, MA

DIRECTOR OF LYNNFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Lynnfield Public Library is seeking a dynamic and innovative Library Director who will lead the library in its rapidly changing role as Lynnfield's central community and cultural center. The successful candidate will spearhead the delivery of traditional and emerging library services that meet the needs of all Lynnfield's population segments.

 

The Library Director will manage daily operations, patron services, building management and programs. The Director will plan, organize, and oversee all aspects of municipal services in conformity with the policies established by the Board of Trustees, the by-laws of the NOBLE (North of Boston Library Exchange) consortium, the regulations of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, the by-laws of the Town of Lynnfield and the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

 

This position reports directly to the Board of Trustees and will fulfill the following job requirements:

 

New Library Construction Project

  • Execute the vision outlined in the approved state construction grant application and the services and programs it will provide to the community
  • Expand community awareness and support for the building project and work with MBLC for support of Provisional Grant
  • Direct the construction process to the town funding stage and advocate for the library in the community
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the Library Building Committee

 

Community Outreach & Public Engagement

  • Lead the Library in fostering community and support local culture in engaging ways that respond to the needs of all patrons
  • Conduct presentations to various public and private organizations in the community
  • Initiate and develop programming tailored to local interests and trends
  • Market Library programs, collections, and services through social media and print outlets

 

Library Operations

  • Manage Library functions such as collection development, acquisitions, cataloging, and reference services
  • Supervise recruitment, hiring, management, professional development, discipline, and, if necessary, dismissal of personnel
  • Oversee maintenance of library building and grounds, making recommendations to the Board of Trustees and Department of Public Works for updates and repairs as needed
  • Research and manage integral building technology including: computer network services, Internet connectivity, interoperability of external networks and mobile technology
  • Prepare, write, and manage grants and grant proposals

 

Fiscal Management

  • Develop, manage, report and defend the annual operating and capital budgets in conjunction with the Board of Trustees and appropriate Town personnel
  • Work closely with the Friends of the Lynnfield Library to identify priorities for the supplemental library funds that organization provides

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS or MLIS) from an ALA-accredited institution
  • A minimum of five (5) or more years of progressively responsible library experience with substantial supervisory oversight
  • Thorough knowledge of Library administration, strategic planning, finance, technology, personnel administration, facility management, public relations and fundraising
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills with the ability to collaborate with all segments of the community
  • Effective interpersonal skills and experience working with a unionized workforce
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and a strong desire to lead a local Library to its next stage of development and transformation
  • A customer oriented approach in serving patrons of all ages

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Successful results in building expansion/renovation and new construction, major projects, fundraising programs, grant writing, and community projects are highly desirable
  • Knowledge and experience with strategic long-range planning and all of its processes

 

COMPENSATION:

$80,000-$90,000  with municipal benefits

 

The Town of Lynnfield is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer.

 

All interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to lfdsearchcommittee@gmail.com for consideration.

The closing date is Friday, September 14th.

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Librarian IV, New Haven Free Public Library, New Haven, CT

New Haven Free Public Library (NHFPL) is looking for a Librarian IV to join our senior management team as we embark on implementing our new Strategic Framework, Growing Together. One City. One Future. More than 20 NHFPL librarians have been participated in Innovation Builders' EXCITE Transformation for Libraries training. New Haven is a mecca for the arts, global cuisine, intellectual capital, and celebrating the rich diversity of the city. The library works with scores of nonprofits and community organizations, with recent designation as an anchor institution for New Haven's "Innovation Places, CTNext initiative

 

Librarian IV: Assignment in Adult Learning, Partnership Services, & Communications

Deadline: 8/24/2018

SALARY MINIMUM: $74,005 ANNUALIZED

To learn more about this opening and apply online, refer to:

https://www.newhavenct.gov/gov/depts/hr/looking_for_a_job_/job_information/job_postings.htm?JobID=134

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Assistant Archivist, Trinity Church, New York, NY

The following position has just been posted: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=833cb8b1-7bbb-4edf-be02-897f9075e619&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=225965&lang=en_US&source=CC4

POSITION SUMMARY
The Assistant Archivist will work with the Archivist in protecting and preserving the 2000+ linear feet of records of enduring value to the Parish of Trinity Church, thereby documenting the Parish's continued pursuit of its mission. They will also assist in the design and management of a new Records Management program, perform archival processing and reference duties, and help promote Trinity's Archives to a wider audience. 
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 
  • Arrange and describe records to ensure their preservation and accessibility to archives users.
  • Assist in the design, implementation, and administration of organization-wide electronic and physical records management program.
  • Field and respond to archival reference requests accurately and in a timely manner. 
  • Facilitate access to archival holdings for all users, including internal Trinity staff and the public.
  • Promote the Church holdings and archival practice through workshops, talks, tours, presentations, and exhibitions at Trinity and through professional organizations.
  • Serve as internal resource for historical, financial, legal, and administrative information about Trinity.  
  • Adhere to confidentiality rules of the Archives and all other Trinity Wall Street policies, procedures and rules.
  • Perform all duties in a manner that promotes Trinity's mission and core values.
  • Assume other related responsibilities and special projects as required.
 
SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE 
Required 
  • Thorough understanding of contemporary archival standards and records management principles and practices.
  • Proficient in relevant technology, including digital projects, archival content management systems and electronic records management systems. 
  • Knowledge of New York and religious history.
  • Experience arranging and describing archival collections. 
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. 
  • Excellent time management and organization skills; must demonstrate flexibility and ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities, simultaneously.
Preferred 
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with records management programs and systems. 
  • Experience managing born-digital electronic records. 
  • Experience with Microsoft Sharepoint 
  • Certified Archivist designation
 
REQUIRED EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS 
  • MLS degree with concentration in archives or comparable degree from an ALA-accredited graduate program 
  • A minimum of three-years professional experience in an archives or manuscripts repository

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Librarian, Cranston Public Library, Cranston, RI

CRANSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

LIBRARIAN I

YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARIAN 

The Cranston Public Library is seeking an extraordinary candidate for the position of Librarian I: Youth Services Librarian -Auburn Branch. The Cranston Public Library is innovating and evolving library services to fulfil the needs of our changing and diverse community. CPL values a commitment to public service and believes in the professional development of our library staff. Come join our team!

Under general supervision of the Coordinator of Youth Services, with advice, guidance and direction from the Branch Librarian, is responsible for youth services in the branch library, with opportunities to contribute to youth services system-wide. This is a 35 hour per week union position with some nights and weekends required.

The Cranston Public Library (CPL) system consists of a central library with five branch locations. CPL serves a population of 80,000 residents and is one of the busiest public libraries in Rhode Island. In 2016 CPL received the LibraryAware Community Award and in 2015 was named Library of the Year by the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Library and Information Studies. CPL is a member of the Ocean State Libraries (OSL) consortium.

For more information on our library please visit: www.cranstonlibrary.org. 

The Cranston Public Library is committed to creating and maintaining a staff that gives open expression to the Library's organizational values and brings a rich diversity of peoples and talents to the accomplishment of the Library's Mission.

The Cranston Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. The Library is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees regardless of race or color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, country of ancestral origin, or other protected class status.

 

SALARY

$45,393.05; $47,188.31 after six-month probationary period

 

Full benefits package including vacation, sick time, dental insurance, health insurance, life insurance and retirement plan. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association.
  • One year of experience in public library youth services preferred
  • Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provides exemplary customer service.
  • Builds, manages and promotes extraordinary collections for children, teens and families.
  • Develops a plan of service for young people and related populations in the neighborhood based on community needs and library goals.
  • Plans, creates, conducts and evaluates innovative youth programs.
  • Develops strong partnerships between library and other appropriate school and community agencies.
  • Provides assistance directly to library users on the use of library services. Substitutes for professional staff in the library system as needed.
  • Operates, troubleshoots and provides instruction on all library-owned technology.
  • Contributes to the youth services team's efforts to plan, fund, market, and evaluate system-wide collections and services.
  • Incorporates literacy instruction into programming and services and serves as a community expert on reading promotion and literacy development.
  • Contributes to the library's social media presence and other marketing and outreach initiatives.
  • Stays informed about professional and community developments affecting the library and librarianship. Participates in continuing education opportunities within and beyond the library system.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Commitment to outstanding public service for youth.
  • Knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and tools of library science in general and public library service to youth, in particular.
  • Ability to function as a member of a team to achieve library goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of and passion for children's and YA literature.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent public speaking skills.
  • Ability to take initiative in improving existing work techniques and procedures.
  • Ability to push carts and bins loaded with library materials.
  • Ability to reach and retrieve library materials at high and low shelf heights.
  • Experience with integrated library systems.
  • Knowledge of current technological applications for information access. Ability to utilize web-based and subscription databases.
  • Basic skills with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Basic skills with Google Office Suite.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging technologies; including social media, tablets and mobile devices.

 

This job description is intended to be a general guide to the duties and responsibilities of the job and is not intended to list every possible task that the staff member may be called upon to perform.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE Please submit a letter of interest and resume to Edward Garcia, Library Director at director@cranstonlibrary.org Applications received by August 31st will receive first consideration.

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Program Support Assistant II, Needham Free Public Library, Needham Heights, MA

Town of Needham

Free Public Library

Title:                 Program Support Assistant II (Reference Librarian)

Position:           Part-time

Hours:              14-18 hours a week

Hourly Salary:   $22.44 per hour (Schedule C)

 

The Town of Needham is seeking a qualified applicant for the part-time position of Program Support Assistant II (Reference Librarian) at the Needham Free Public Library. Under the direction of the Reference Supervisor, the Program Support Assistant II will perform a variety of activities and serve as an information resource to the community.

 

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

  • Advise and assist individuals in selecting, locating, and utilizing resource materials
  • Assist the Reference Supervisor in coordinating and implementing activities to ensure effective and efficient research and readers' advisory service
  • Answer inquiries regarding library procedures, functions, upcoming events, and services            
  • Create and maintain library databases with town information
  • Acquire-search methods and policies for local, statewide, and national databases used in interlibrary loan requests
  • Educate the public on search methodologies used in online databases
  • Guide the public in the use of microfilm reader/printer machines and other digital devices
  • Assume responsibility for the reference area in the absence of full-time reference librarians         

 

Requirements:

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

  • Master's Degree in Library Science
  • One year of professional experience (May consider MLS candidates)
  • Ability to troubleshoot the reference computers, public computers and printers

 

Work Schedule:

Wednesday:  5:30 PM to 9 PM

Saturday:       9 AM - 5 PM (One Saturday in eight, September to May; Two Saturdays in four, June, July, August)

Sunday:         1 - 7 PM (Two Sundays in four, September through to June)

Sunday:         1 - 5 PM (Two Sundays in four, July and August)

 

How to Apply:

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

 

Email:  hr@needhamma.gov

Fax:    781-455-0165

Mail:    Human Resources Department, 1471 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA  02492

 

Applications will be accepted until 5 PM on Thursday, August 23, 2018.

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

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Research & Instruction Librarian, Hampshire College Library, Amherst, MA

Research and Instruction Librarian - Sciences - 9-month position

Search: #683
Date Posted: 08/09/2018
Type/Department: Administrator in Library
Search Status: Searching for Candidates - Accepting Applications
Apply Now: Would you like to apply for this position?

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

The research and instruction librarian - sciences is the library liaison to the schools of Cognitive Science (CS) and Natural Science (NS). An integral member of a small team of engaged and innovative librarians, the science librarian provides reference, information literacy instruction, collection development and faculty liaison services in the sciences to the Hampshire community. The librarian develops an innovative collection to support students in NS and CS as well as takes the lead on e-science resources and trends that support data gathering and management, visualization, competitive analysis, and other emerging technologies, as they support undergraduate research and teaching, and open access initiatives. The research and instruction librarian - sciences represents the library and the College on Hampshire and Five College committees and meetings.

An MLS from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent, and one year of job-related experience is required. The ideal candidate will have proficiency in 21st Century learning environments, including e-science experience and knowledge, an understanding of the data curation process, knowledge of metadata standards, and experience building new collections and developing related metadata, workflow, and access processes. Candidate must be able to locate and vet new resources; demonstrate the means by which to access resources to students and faculty; troubleshoot technical problems; compare and contrast new pieces of technology/software/apps; use social media to promote the library and its resources; and learn new methods of communicating and interacting with faculty or students. This position must successfully work across generations and bring kindness, respect, and empathy into the workplace. A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds and empowering students of all abilities is essential.

This full time, 9-month benefited position holds an employment cycle of September through May. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits program. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu/

 

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

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Multiple Library Positions, City of Norwalk, CT

Position #1 - Library Assistant

SALARY
Hourly - $25.66 - $31.19

Annually - $50,230.00 - $61,048.00

OPENING DATE: 08/09/18

CLOSING DATE: 08/16/18 11:59 PM


DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

Position Definition: Performs responsible and varied clerical-administrative work or para-professional duties; assists patrons in using library services and facilities and maintains materials of a specific unit or library division.

Example of Duties: Receives oral or written instructions from Supervisor. Plans work according to established procedures. Prioritizes tasks within work assignment. Allocates work to library clerks and pages. Performs work in special unit including Children's, Circulation, Reference, Technical Services or as assigned. Maintains specific materials, supplies or equipment. Responds to patrons or visitors request for information and assistance or refer inquiries to a Librarian. Charges and discharges library books, materials, and equipment. Inspects returned books, materials and equipment for damage. Follows prescribed routine in receiving compensation for overdue, damaged or lost library items. Assists persons in applying for library membership. Processes membership applications. Types cards, lists, reports, and other information. Prepares materials to promote use of Library. Operates computer terminal and auxiliary equipment in routine duties. Reports work accomplished to Supervisor.

Additional Duties: Performs special duties as assigned including programming, basic reference, ordering of materials, serials maintenance, etc. Reserves books and materials. Makes minor repairs to books, materials and equipment. Relieves other employees as directed by Supervisor including responsibility for a unit in temporary absence of professional Librarian. Performs related tasks as assigned.

Supervised By: Receives general supervision from a professional Librarian.

The above is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task or responsibility.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of basic office procedures, including filing, scheduling, posting and basic bookkeeping. Ability to follow written and oral instructions. Ability to acquire a working knowledge of regulations and procedures pertaining to library responsibilities. Ability to become proficient in using office and library software. Ability to maintain accurate files and records. Ability to perform accurate mathematical computations. Ability to deal cooperatively with others.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or GED and two years in public library work.

SPECIAL LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: This position is a Grade 10.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT:
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/norwalk/default.cfm

Please be advised, we no longer accept applications via, fax, email, or mail.
Only applications submitted through our online recruiting system will be considered.

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position #2: Librarian

SALARY
Hourly - $36.12 - $43.89

Annually - $70,706.00 - $85,913.00

OPENING DATE: 08/09/18

CLOSING DATE: 09/09/18 11:59 PM

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

Position Definition: Plans, organizes and supervises library program for pre-school, elementary and young adult library users. Performs professional library services in assisting library patrons in the selection and use of library materials.

Example of Duties: Receives oral or written direction from Library Division Chief. Plans and organizes work according to season of year, special events and regular library schedule. Assigns work to support staff. Develops and conducts programs for children and young adults to encourage reading, viewing and listening skills and to use library facilities and materials. Examines professional publications and other sources for selection of books, periodicals and related materials. Helps build collection of books, periodicals and communication materials through consultation with Supervisor, staff members and independent selection. Assembles and arranges displays of books and other materials. Helps supervise the circulation, return and use of library books and materials. Helps oversee the electronic transfer of information and operates remote computer terminal in processing circulation, registrations, overdues and billings. Develops brochures, booklets and newsletters to publicize the services and resources of the Library. Prepares reading lists for school and community distribution. Provides training and supervision to Library Assistant, Clerks and volunteers. Prepares regular narrative and statistics reports for Supervisor.

Additional Duties: Coordinates programs and activities with school librarians, teachers, parents' groups and community organizations. Conducts story-telling programs for pre-school children. Attends meetings and participates in professional library organizations. Performs general library work as needed.

Supervised By: Receives general supervision from the Children's Services Division Chief.

Note: The above is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task or responsibility.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Artistic skills used in creating posters, displays, etc., highly desirable. Ability to relate and interact with school and cultural organizations needed. Ability to prepare and deliver brief, concise and attractive reports of library services and facilities both orally and in writing. A working knowledge of computer applications for library services. Ability to work effectively with library staff and patrons.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Library Science, including course work in specialty.

SPECIAL LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: This position is a Grade 17

APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT:
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/norwalk/default.cfm

Please be advised, we no longer accept applications via, fax, email, or mail.
Only applications submitted through our online recruiting system will be considered.

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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Reference Associate (Library Associate I), NHTI, Concord's Community College, Concord, NH

Reference Associate (Library Associate I), Part-time, NHTI - Concord's Community College (NH)

Department:

Academic Affairs

Location:

NHTI - Concord's Community College, Concord, NH 03301

Position Number:

C2R00136

Pay Range:

$17.55 - $20.19 Per Hour

Appointment Type:

 Covered Part-Time - Non-Exempt

Labor Grade:

14

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday; 25 hours/ week; schedule TBD

 

 

SCOPE OF WORK: Performs various administrative and technical duties associated with library reference and research services. This position reports to the Library Assistant Director at NHTI, Concord's Community College.

 ACCOUNTABILITIES: 

  •  Contributes to the reference services program by providing assistance, consultation, and instruction to reference patrons and provides outreach services, as needed;
  •  Instructs students, faculty, staff and community members in the use of online database and print resources;
  •  Provides library group instruction to students, faculty, staff and the general public;
  •  Assists with circulation of materials and patron account maintenance, as needed;
  •  Uses a computer for various functions including circulation, mail, information retrieval, record keeping, database management, etc.;
  •  Provides patrons with in depth one-on-one instruction in the use of computer applications including - but not limited to - Microsoft Office, Blackboard, e-mail, and library management software.
  •  Updates the Library's online research guides on a semi-annual basis in conjunction with the Head of User Services;
  •  Supervises the Library during some afternoon, evening and weekend hours;
  •  Participates in staff meetings/planning;
  •  Light housekeeping cleaning of furniture and equipment;
  •  Opens and/or closes the Library, enabling all machines, lights, etc.;
  •  Represents the college at conferences, meetings and seminars;
  •  Complies with all college, system, state and federal rules and regulations;
  •  Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Associate's degree from a recognized college or university in a related field. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.

Experience: Two years' experience in library services. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.

License/Certification: None required.

Desired Qualifications: Experience teaching and preparing lesson plans. Proficiency with electronic and printed information resources. Ability to use and explain library facilities including OPAC and other reference aids. Understanding of standards and trends in reference services and instructional technology.

RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of library data and cataloging rules. Knowledge of modern library methods and procedures. Knowledge of children, youth and adult literature and ability to utilize this knowledge to match interests of clientele, to advise as to the selection of books and other materials. Ability to answer librarians and public's requests for reference material. Strong customer service skills with a strong commitment to client services and creative, technical, and problem solving skills. Excellent communication, organizational, presentation and interpersonal skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, local librarians, boards of trustees, educations and the general public. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the college appointing authority.

DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: The supplemental job description lists typical examples of work and is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to a position. An employee may be required to perform other related duties not listed on the supplemental job description provided that such duties are characteristic of that classification.

To apply, please complete a CCSNH application - www.nhti.edu/careers

Please note, we cannot accept applications through Indeed.

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Resource Sharing Assistant, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries Resource Sharing department seeks a part-time temporary Resource Sharing Assistant. 

Resource Sharing Unit (Part-time Temporary Position)

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 asap and continue through end of December 2018, with the potential for position extension. Monday-Friday.

15 hours per week between the hours of 10:00am - 2pm daily, including 4 hours Monday 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 resume and information about potential start dates.

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Director, Tiverton Public Library, Tiverton, RI

The Tiverton Public Library Board of Trustees seeks a highly professional, visionary leader who can work as a team player to bring community, staff and board together and bring our new 25,000+ sf library to the next level.

The Director oversees daily operations of the library.

  • Supervises of library staff, coordinates schedules and functions. Administers personnel policies and wage and classification plan
  • Prepares, defends, directs and administers the fiscal budget in conjunction with the Board Budget Committee. Oversees monthly reports for Board of Trustees. Seeks and prepares grant proposals.
  • Manages the physical plant to ensure proper maintenance. Schedules and supervises contract services, analyzes buildings and grounds needs, recommends improvements. Responds to all building emergencies.
  • Works with the Planning Committee in preparing and carrying out the library planning document. Recommends improvements according to library mission. Evaluates program of service and works with the Board of Trustees to make changes as necessary.
  • Establishes and conducts comprehensive public relation programs in conjunction with Communications Committee.
  • Represents the library at town meetings. Official library representative to regional and state library funding agencies.

Qualifications:

  • Master Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited school.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years progressively responsible experience in professional library work, including library management and direct supervision of others or equivalent experience.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience with researching and pursuing grant proposals to fund new or supplementary programs & services.
  • Considerable ability to interact with the general public, elected and appointed officials, outside organizations and professional associations.
  • Willingness and ability to work as a team with staff and board members.
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective relationship with employees and the public.
  • Possess a valid driver's license and be able to attend required meetings held throughout the state.

A full description of the position can be found at tivertonlibrary.org

Salary for this position ranges between $67,000 - $72,000 depending on qualifications, education and experience.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to kclarendon@rocketmail.com

The position will remain open until filled.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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Call for Study Participants: EBSCO UX Tests

Undergrad & Graduate Students

Do you conduct research in your field? We want to hear from you!

EBSCO is partnering with Simmons UX lab to learn about how you conduct RESEARCH! Participate and earn $100.00 Amazon gift card Interested?

To sign up by Aug. 17th, go to: https://airtable.com/shrUXAxgj7SJ7VSyZ

Or contact: Kristen karakelian@ebsco.com

EBSCO is working to create an innovative research platform that aims to deliver better content with intuitive interfaces and improved user experience. The search results block is the most critical part of the research workflow/journey. The search results page serves as an end-point of information hunting and illuminating the path towards digestible results. 
 
EBSCO's User Experience team will be conducting in-person moderated usability sessions, at Simmons UX lab on August 28th and 29th. We are looking for user feedback on the new search results block designs. Our moderator will guide you through the session. This session will be about 30 minutes. During the session, you will be provided with designs and you will be asked to review them and complete tasks and questions we have for you. There are no right or wrong answers. Your honest feedback would be most valuable. 
 
Here's what participation would mean for you:
  • 30 min. in person moderated usability session to take place at Simmons College UX lab.
  • Evaluate the usability of the search results block - content hierarchy, navigation, effectiveness, ease of use, satisfaction
  • Identify which part of the design works for users and what fails
  • Understand user needs and preferences - what brings happiness
  • Determine what changes are needed to improve the usability of the search results block
  • You will receive $100.00 Amazon gift card for your time and participation.
 

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Research Librarian, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is hiring a Research Librarian. If you have strong digital library collection management experience, give this position a look! You will be part of a team charged to implement the next generation of scholarly publishing at PNNL. In addition to collection management, this role is rich with opportunity to specialize in other areas of the scholarly publishing lifecycle.

lnkd.in/gzccDFt (Job ID: 308182)

Come work at a national laboratory focused on inspiring and enabling the world to live prosperously, safely and securely. PNNL discoveries not only change the way people think, they increase our nation's energy capacity and improve our national security efforts, making the world a cleaner and safer place

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Profiling Bibliographer, EBSCO, Hopkinton, NH

Location: 03229, NH, US, 03229
Company: EBSCO Industries Inc
 
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.
 
GOBI Library Solutions provides print and digital content, supporting collection management and technical services to academic, research and special libraries throughout the world. GOBI Library Solutions has 300 employees with customers in 90 countries and is headquartered in Contoocook, NH, USA. GOBI is a division of EBSCO Information Services.
 
Mission:
Working individually and as part of a group, discern if materials purchased for the approval services meet customer expectations, and for materials that do, consistently describe the content using established parameters and guidelines while maintaining production and quality goals established for the position. Interface with other depts. to assure accuracy within the bibliographic records created and be prepared to articulate the decision process behind such records to outside depts. and customers as requested. Regularly select core titles and selection lists for promotion to academic customers on the company's various web-resources and actively participate in dept meetings to keep a current knowledge of policies and practices within a profiling group and across the dept.   
 
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Verify the contents of purchased materials are appropriate for academic libraries from a book-in-hand review and analysis. Communicate to the Purchasing unit when materials from publishers do not meet customer expectations.
  • Describe materials in terms of subject and non-subject parameters and interact often with other profilers to assure these parameters are used consistently across the unit. 
  • Accurately allocate books and notification slips through the description process to library customers and articulate the decision process to Customer Service when customers question why certain materials were allocated. 
  • Interact with technical staff to assure the copy-cataloguing guidelines are being interpreted correctly and the corporate linking files are maintained.  
  • Select core titles on a quarterly basis and select title lists for the benefit of the company's academic library customer base. 
  • Present overviews of the profiling process and demonstrate book-in-hand profiling to publisher representative, library customers, or outside depts. as requested by the Lead Profiler or CMS Mgr. 
  • Participate in the training new profiling bibliographers and/or regional salespersons as requested by the Lead Profiler or CMS Mgr. 
  • Participate in projects as assigned by the CMS Mgr. 
 Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience required.
  • Strong communication and writing skills required. 
  • Consistent evaluation, analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Familiarity with PCs and Windows software required.
Preferred Qualifications:
Masters degree preferred. 
  • 2+ years of direct experience with publishing, academic libraries or higher education preferred.
  • Knowledge of MARC Records, LC Classification and Dewey Decimal systems preferred. 
EBSCO Industries, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. EBSCO strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.
EBSCO complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Concord 
Nearest Secondary Market: Manchester
 
If interested please apply online:  https://www.ybp.com/careers
 

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Call for Submissions: Journal of Intellectual Freedom & Privacy

Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy (JIFP): https://journals.ala.org/index.php/jifp

This is the only journal dedicated to freedom of speech, censorship, privacy, information ethics, and related topics (in libraries and the broader world).

It is now accepting manuscript submissions on these topics.

Papers should be 4000-8000 words and formatted in Chicago style for double-blind peer review.

Please follow the above link to learn more and submit your papers.

 

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E-Resources & User Access Librarian, Franklin F. Moore Library, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ

E-Resources and User Access Librarian

 

Rider University's Franklin F. Moore Library is seeking an innovative and visionary

E-Resources and User Access Librarian to lead us in providing and improving access to print and electronic resources within a team-oriented, teaching library environment. This full time, tenure-track position, to start in the Fall 2018 Semester, requires an ALA-accredited MLS, along with at least two years' experience in electronic resources management, collection development, and teaching information literacy across multiple disciplines in distance learning and traditional classrooms. The successful candidate must also possess:  excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; a demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively; flexibility to adapt to the dynamic workflows inherent to electronic resources; and a commitment to supporting under-represented groups of students in support of our climate of inclusivity.

 

This position envisions the idea of access holistically in response to the shifting needs of the physical and virtual library and its diverse users, including database and e-collections licensing, management, and evaluation; acquisitions budgeting for print and e-resources; and the implementation of best practices for interlibrary loan/document delivery, circulation, and assistive technologies. This faculty position will collaborate with other librarians to meet shifting priorities, needs, skill sets, and current responsibilities. The position does not directly supervise or manage staff. The successful candidate will proactively think outside of traditional silos to more efficiently acquire and make accessible needed materials in support of the teaching and learning process, including promotion of such materials. Specifically, the successful candidate will:  establish and maintain access to purchased and subscribed electronic resources, including databases and e-book collections; establish and maintain relationships with vendors and collaborate with librarians to evaluate resources for potential purchase and / or annual renewal; analyze usage of electronic resources and supervise the data collection in order to prepare all necessary statistical reports; provide leadership for improving traditional access services, including Circulation and Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery; and evaluate collections and materials. A second graduate degree, scholarly activity (broadly defined), and value/service activities is required for interim promotion and for tenure.

 

Preferred qualifications include experience in science- or psychology-related research instruction, access services and interlibrary loan document delivery especially knowledge of current developments and trends, and ERM, content management systems (Springshare), link resolver, discovery layer, and authentication methods (e.g., proxy server).  Additional preferred qualifications include:  experience working with ILS; experience managing serials/continuing resources; demonstrated knowledge of industry tools, standards, best practices, and initiatives related to electronic resource management, including ONIX, OpenURL, KBART, ERMI, SERU, COUNTER, and SUSHI; proficiency with data analysis and visualization tools; and knowledge of MARC21 and XML.

 

Moore Library Department faculty (librarians) all participate in library policy, public services, technical functions, and in one or more areas of collection development as well as in departmental and University service/governance. Rider University librarians hold full faculty status with access to fellowships and leaves, work a 10-month/205 day work year, have the opportunity to work closely with classroom faculty, and have abundant opportunities for service and input in the Libraries, wider University community, and library profession. The Moore Library Department values diversity among its faculty and is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community.

 

Rider University is a private, coeducational university located near Princeton, NJ, and within easy driving distance or train ride to New York City and Philadelphia. Rider University continues to shine in the national rankings as one of the nation's best universities by US News & World Report and the Princeton Review. Further information is available at www.rider.edu.  Rider is composed of faculty, staff, and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds who come together and create a vibrant, living and learning community. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired. Applicants should be experienced with, and committed to, working with such a diverse population.

 

All applicants must apply directly to our website at http://rider.peopleadmin.com/postings/5176 and attach the following: letter of interest; curriculum vitae; detailed statement of research interests, plans, goals and needs; statement outlining a commitment to diversity, including evidence of experience working with and teaching diverse students; and undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Three letters of recommendation also are required and contact information must be provided through our website. The completion of a satisfactory background is required for this position. For full consideration, all application materials must be received no later than October 1, 2018.

 

Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, handicap/disability, Vietnam-era/disabled veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other non-job related criteria.

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Open Access Assistant, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Library is currently seeking candidates for the position of Open Access Assistant with the Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC). The Open Access Assistant will assist the OSC in facilitating the deposit of digital scholarly works into Harvard's open-access repository, DASH (Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard).

This DASH work will involve evaluating more than 100k works to determine eligibility for deposit. This requires judgment of various factors, including reading licenses, finding and determining article versions, determining author affiliations, finding signed authorization forms, and some potential outreach to both publishers and authors.

 

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

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XXXVI Symposium: Librarianship and Information Research

The Institute of Library Research and Information

XXXVI Symposium Librarianship and Information Research

TOWARDS A SCHOOL OF THOUGHT OF AMERICAN IBERO AND SCIENCES LIBRARY SCIENCE DOCUMENTARY INFORMATION

3, 4 and 5 October 2018  

COORDINATOR: 
• Dr. Miguel Angel Rendón Rojas

SCIENTIFIC COMITTEE: 
• Dra. Brenda Cabral Vargas. Researcher, IIBI-UNAM 
• Dr. Jenny Teresita Guerra González. Researcher, IIBI-UNAM 
• Dra. Patricia Hernandez Salazar. Researcher, IIBI-UNAM 
• Dra. Perla Olivia Rod! Riguez Reséndiz. Researcher, IIBI-UNAM 
• Dr. Jonathan Hernández Pérez. Researcher, IIBI-UNAM 
• Dr. Cesar Augusto Ramírez Velázquez. Researcher, IIBI-UNAM 
• Dr. Hector Alejandro Ramos Chavez. Researcher, IIBI-UNAM 
• Dr. Jaime Rios Ortega.
 Researcher, IIBI-UNAM 
• Dr. Egbert John Sanchez Vanderkast. Researcher, IIBI-UNAM 
• Dr.
 Juan Voutssás Marquez. Researcher, IIBI-UNAM

OBJECTIVES: 
Provide an academic forum for international projection in which to make themselves known, analyze and discuss results, problems or lines of research scientists of information to our Ibero-American region have worked and reflect an original contribution to the development of librarianship thought and Documentary Information science.

JUSTIFICATION: 
Despite the advent of so -called "knowledge societies" worldwide, it is impossible not to observe an inequality in the division established in the construction and use of knowledge: a minority of North and marked British influence using the language English as a medium of communication, are those who construct knowledge; and the vast majority south, or do not belong to the cultural elite, are consumers or in the best case, only become followers of the research marked by preponderant scientists and to validate their results, They feel the need to publish in "recognized journals" and finally they belong to the dominant circle. The situation occurs in the documentary informative level, where often the positivist approach, instrumentalist therefore marked by the Information Science of Anglo - Saxon origin, demand efficiency, effectiveness and regularity in the organization and information retrieval model that is emulated by many researchers in our region.

However, we must recognize that not all Latin American scientists are breeding or simply apply the pragmatist-utilitarian model in Library and Information Science Documentary.

Just as it is easy to find contributions of scientists, artists and thinkers in the Ibero - American art, natural sciences, social sciences and humanities, there are also original approaches and results in this area that studies the documentary information process. Even when it departs from a positivist approach, it is possible to provide an interpretation, a deepening relationship with other knowledge were seen in its original version.

That is why we decided to call Latin American students of this area of knowledge to present their research containing ideas or new results and let go forming an "Ibero-American School of Library Science documentary information", not in the sense of constitute a single thought and even with which everyone can agree, nor with the meaning it is valid only in and for the region; but with the intention of identifying a body of knowledge developed by Ibero - American thinkers and is recognized internationally.

PLACE AND DATES: 
Institute of Library Research and Information. National Autonomous University of Mexico. Cd. Mx. 3, 4 and 5 October 2018.

ADDRESSED TO: 
Professors, researchers, graduate students in the area of Library and Information Science Documentary.

TOPICS: 
Librarianship education. Epistemology and Foundations of Science documentary information. History of Library and Information Studies. Information, Knowledge and Society. Reading. Metry of information and scientific knowledge. Multi inter, intra and transdisciplina. Archival, Library Science, Information Science, Documentation, Information Management, Museology. Organization of Information and Knowledge. Services and Information Resources. Information Technology and Knowledge. Information users.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE?: 
Those interested in presenting papers at the symposium should send their proposal (summary) no later than August 17, 2018.

Proposals will be evaluated in a double blind by a Scientific Committee.

Notification of acceptance will forward the project manager via e-mail, September 7, 2018.

Proposals should be sent in Word file as an attachment to email: viridiana@iibi.unam.mx according to the information requested in each category:

Requirements for Papers:

  • Title
  • Name of the author or authors
  • Institution
  • country
  • Contact details (address, email and phone)
  • Abstract (maximum 400 words) containing:
    • Objectives / hypothesis / methodology
    • Content
    • results
    • conclusions
    • Chicago style bibliography
    • Curricular biographical sketch of the author of the text
    • Documents should be sent in Word, Arial type in a score 12 and line spacing 1.5. Between paragraphs should be 1 space.
    • Leaf margins: Top and Bottom: 2.5 cm. Left and Right: 3 cm.

Important dates 
• Deadline for paper proposals: AUGUST 17, 2018 
• Notification of selected abstracts: SEPTEMBER 7, 2018 
• Delivery of the full text: SEPTEMBER 26, 2018

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Reference & Instruction Librarian, Hirsh Health Sciences Library, Tufts University, Boston, MA

Reference and Instruction Librarian - Hirsh Health Sciences Library

 

The Research & Instruction Department (R&I) of the Hirsh Health Sciences Library is responsible for providing and developing services to meet the information needs of the staff, students, and faculty of the Boston Health Sciences Campus. The Campus is comprised of the Dental School, the Medical School (including programs in Public Health and Professional Programs), the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, as well as the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, and the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts University. The Department's major activities are user education, classroom and informal instruction, reference, online and print information delivery, and academic support.

 

The Research & Instruction Librarian is responsible for coordinating and providing specialized information services to researchers and clinicians. This position reports to the Head of Research & Instruction and serves as the R&I team liaison to the researchers, faculty, staff, and students of the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences. The successful candidate will cultivate relationships, assess information and education needs, and develop programs and curricula that deliver library support to the research and translational science community through outreach, consultation, training, and current awareness. This librarian will keep abreast of trends in molecular biology, genetics and related disciplines, make collection development recommendations in those subject areas to the Head of Collections Management, and represent the Hirsh Health Sciences Library in matters related to the development and implementation of University-wide scientific research data management. As a member of the R&I team, this librarian will share in Library Service Desk duties, participate in group instruction, serve on Tufts University library committees, and is expected to be professionally active. The successful candidate will start at the rank of Assistant Librarian.

 

Qualifications

Basic Requirements:

  • 1-3 years of related academic library and/or research experience.
  • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution AND undergraduate degree in biology or an equivalent field, or experience working in a laboratory setting, or related experience involving instruction/research in STEM, health sciences, or biosciences.
  • Microsoft Office Suite, presentation tools such as PowerPoint.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry or an equivalent field, relevant undergraduate subject credentials, and/or experience working in a biological laboratory environment with progressive levels of responsibility AND an MLS from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Experience with instructional technology and design.
  • Experience in the use of molecular or genetics databases or translational science analysis tools.
  • Familiarity with NCBI resources and an understanding of trends in bioinformatics, biology and other scientific disciplines.
  • Familiarity with grants resources and databases, including US government data management requirements.
  • Strong commitment to outstanding public service, flexibility, initiative, creativity and enthusiasm for teaching and working collaboratively.
  • At least 1-2 years experience in an academic, biomedical, or science-focused special library.
  • Demonstrated teaching ability.
  • Ability to communicate with diverse staff and user groups and at all levels of technical ability.
  • Ability to work independently and in groups.
  • Desire to learn user needs and recommend solutions to improve library service.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

 

For more information and to apply, please visit http://tufts.taleo.net/careersection/ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=18001492&lang=en#.W2m-bAESoYU.mailto.

Please submit and CV/resume and cover letter for consideration.

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Diversity Fellow Librarian, Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Diversity Fellow Librarian

The Loyola Notre Dame Library seeks a creative and innovative librarian with a commitment to serving diverse and historically underrepresented groups to join our Research and Technology Services Department for a dynamic two-year term fellowship, with a possibility for a third year. The Diversity Fellow will be fully immersed in librarianship. In the first year, the Fellow will develop essential skill sets for designing and delivering instruction, engaging with faculty in digital scholarship, establishing campus and professional connections and supporting research and technology services. To explore his/her specific interests, the Fellow will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other librarians to lead outreach initiatives, including marketing library events, serve as a liaison to an academic department, and actively participate in assessing the use of the library's virtual and physical spaces.

In the second year, the Fellow will lead a collaborative project that aligns with his/her interests and skills to promote librarianship. The Fellow will have the opportunity to serve on committees and will be encouraged to engage in professional development activities and attend local and national conferences. The successful candidate will communicate effectively and work collaboratively with other units in the library and on campus to support the information needs of a diverse population of undergraduates, graduates, and faculty at Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University

 

Examples of Position Responsibilities: 

  • Provide in-person and online research instruction to students, incorporating active learning and emerging technologies.
  • Coordinate the Library's digital literacy pop up classes and Makerspace instruction initiatives in partnership with the Technology Librarian.
  • Support faculty in digital scholarship as assigned.
  • Lead marketing initiatives to creatively promote Library events and services.
  • Propose and implement a service learning project promoting academic librarianship through community outreach.
  • Coordinate student worker reference training and 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 as assigned. 

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Completed an ALA-accredited Master's in Library/Information Science within the last two years;

  • Demonstrated interest in library pedagogy, digital literacy, or instructional design;
  • Demonstrated interest in service learning initiatives;
  • 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 project management skills;
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development.

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Familiarity with usability and assessment practices;
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Publisher, Adobe Photoshop and/or other basic graphic design software;
  • Familiarity with tools and methods for digital scholarship;
  • Familiarity with established and emerging technologies, such as graphic design, website creation, social media, or data visualization;
  • Interest in contributing to the profession through research and scholarly communication.

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 "Diversity Fellow Librarian" in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator: ldion@loyola.edu

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Electronic Resources Librarian, The Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Electronic Resources Librarian

The Loyola Notre Dame Library seeks a flexible, innovative librarian with electronic resource management experience to join our Acquisitions unit. The Electronic Resources Librarian will manage the life cycle of electronic resources and work collaboratively with units throughout the Library and with University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) colleagues to provide accurate access to electronic content. Under the supervision of the Acquisitions and Resource Management Librarian, the successful candidate will be a creative problem solver and proactively incorporate new and emerging practices and technology into the electronic resources environment. The Electronic Resources Librarian will be interested in continual learning and the application of expertise developed through work experience and professional development opportunities.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Manages all electronic resources throughout their life cycle including procurement and trials, license review, access management, renewals, and cancellations;
  • Accurately maintains discovery service, knowledge base, and link resolver;
  • Troubleshoots and resolves access issues for electronic resources and establishes proactive processes to identify electronic access issues before they become problems for users;
  • Leads usage and resource data collection projects to support collection decisions, budgeting allocations, and annual reporting requirements;
  • Establishes relationships with vendors, publishers, consortia, and library staff as primary point of contact for electronic resources needs;
  • Participates in and is an active member of the library community, serving on library-wide initiativesand bringing recommendations for new projects and collaborations;
  • Engages and remains current on emerging trends, practices and standards in electronic resource management, usage statistics, data management, access and discovery to enhance library services;
  • Performs liaison duties in assigned subject area(s) to promote services and resources to faculty;
  • Trains and supervises student workers to assist on special projects as assigned;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science in hand within 6-months of hire date;
  • Professional experience supporting electronic resource life cycle activities in an academic library;
  • Experience managing one or more electronic resources technologies, e.g., EBSCO discovery service, knowledge base, link resolver, ERMS;
  • Knowledge of industry standards related to serials and electronic resources, e.g., Open URL, KBART, ERMI, SERU, COUNTER, SUSHI, MARC, etc.
  • Experience in technical troubleshooting and communicating with vendor technical support operations;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Strong commitment to user-focused customer service;

Required Qualifications (continued):

  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office software;
  • 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: 

  • Experience evaluating electronic resource use and discovery;
  • Understanding of the relationships between electronic resources management and coordination needed with other library departments;
  • Experience working in a consortium library environment;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues and trends related to electronic resource management;
  • Demonstrated project management experience;
  • Evidence of establishing and maintaining excellent vendor relationships;
  • Knowledge of copyright and intellectual property issues as they relate to electronic resources.

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 over 6,100 FTE.

The Library offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical, access to dental, life, disability insurance, and TIAA 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 "Electronic Resources Librarian" in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator: ldion@loyola.edu.

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Senior Library Assistant, Circulation Services, G.A.R. Memorial Library, West Newbury, MA

The Senior Library Assistant is responsible for clerical and direct service work in connection with circulation, reference, and related activities.

The G.A.R. Memorial Library seeks a creative, enthusiastic individual for the position of Senior Library Assistant - Circulation Services.  

Other duties may include:

  • Assist patrons in using computers, copiers, etc.
  • Perform library opening and closing tasks
  • Manage and track patron bills and overdues
  • Perform any other tasks as requested

Schedule: 27 hours per week. Monday - Wednesday evenings, Fridays, and Saturday rotation. Other hours as fill in for vacations, etc. as needed. Flexibility appreciated.

Qualifications: College 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 strongly preferred, especially working with SirsiDynix. Must be able to kneel, bend, use step stools and carry heavy loads.

Salary: $15.10 - 18.50 per hour, depending upon experience.

Benefits. (A/A EOE)

To apply:            Send or email resume and letter of application to:

                           Susan C. Babb, Director

                           G.A.R. Memorial Library

                           490 Main Street

                           West Newbury, MA  01985

                           Email: sbabb@westnewburylibrary.org

Applications due September 12.

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Knowledge Services Librarian, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA

Library & Knowledge Services (LKS) at the Harvard Kennedy School seeks a Knowledge Services Librarian to manage several projects and systems in support of the LKS digital initiatives strategy, including but not limited to identifying and implementing new business processes around the digital content lifecycle; managing digital course materials for Degree Programs and Executive Education and making recommendations on integrating with the Harvard community as practices and technology change; supporting the full lifecycle of LKS digital collections projects (such as ArchiveIt, DASH, DRS); supporting digital content initiatives (such as implementation of a RIM, data and usage analysis of the HKS website and taxonomy); training and supporting the HKS community in the front and/or the back-end of the various systems managed by LKS through the Knowledge Services team.

 

For more information or to apply to the role, please review the complete position description.

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Bibliographic Researcher & Document Delivery Assistant, Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA

Bibliographic Researcher and Document Delivery Assistant

 

Harvard Law School Library is looking for a Bibliographic Researcher and Document Delivery Assistant to help the Faculty Research and Information Delivery Assistance (FRIDA) team.

Duties include processing materials, books, and articles for faculty members; walking to libraries across campus to get books; delivering books to faculty offices; picking up books from faculty offices; scanning articles and chapters; processing routing materials; searching materials in Harvard's online catalog, and other duties.

Up to 15 hours a week at $11 an hour.

Times and days are generally flexible although our preference is for hours in the afternoon. 

 

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

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

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, MA

 

Research Room Internship, 18-RR-03

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 September 15th and end December 14th, with the possibility of continuing the internship in the winter/spring. The archives are open Monday through Friday.

 

Applications will be accepted until midnight August 19, 2018 (timestamp).  To apply, please send in the following documents:

a      Completed Intern Application Form

b      Unofficial College Transcript

c      Letter of Recommendation

d      Cover Letter

e      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.

JOHN F. KENNEDY LIBRARY FOUNDATION

Internship Application Form

 

Please complete this form and submit it with your unofficial college or university transcript, letter of recommendation, cover letter, and résumé.

 

Internship Vacancy Announcement Number:___  ___________________

 

Name: ____________________________________________________________________

School (temporary) Address: __________________________________________________

City: __________________________________ State: _______ Zip: ___________________

Home (permanent) Address: ___________________________________________________

City: __________________________________ State: _______ Zip: ___________________

Telephone(s): Home: __________________________ Cell: __________________________

Email: _____________________________________________________________________

College/University: __________________________________________________________

Major Subject/Graduate Program:_______________________________________________

Date of (expected) graduation:__________________________________________________

Courses enrolled in during term of this internship (summer applicants please write in "summer"): ___________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________

 

Period of Internship:

  • Spring (December 15-May 15)           ☐
  • Summer (May 15-August 15)             ☐
  • Fall (August 15-December 15)            ☐

 

Structure of Internship:

  • Full-time (40 hours per week)             ☐
  • Full-time (32 hours per week)             ☐
  • Part-time (16 hours per week)           ☐

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Archivist, Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford, West Hartford, CT

Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford

333 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, Connecticut

www.jhsgh.org

 

Part-Time Archivist Position

The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford is a vibrant non-profit community archive that holds over a hundred years' worth of local history. As a membership organization that offers a variety of community programs, the Society actively documents the local Jewish community of the past and present to preserve this history for the future.

 

The Archivist holds a dual position of collections manager and technical support. They are responsible for maintaining the ArchivesSpace database, as well as managing analog and digital collections, processing and handling acquisitions and archival requests, assist with exhibit research and documentation. The Archivist also manages the Society's Wordpress based website and social media pages, as well as creates publicity materials. As part of the team of a small non-profit, this position provides an opportunity to conduct diversified and interesting work.

 

The Archivist works Tuesdays and Thursdays, plus occasional evenings as needed to provide assistance and technical support for Society programming.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong technical skills
  • Very organized and detail oriented
  • Ability to work independently while overseeing various projects and collection requests

Preferred qualifications:

  • Library Science degree preferred, but not necessary
  • Familiarity with ArchivesSpace, Archivists' Toolkit, or similar programs a plus

For more information or to apply, contact Estelle Kafer at ekafer@jewishhartford.org.

 

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Graduate Student Intern, Simmons College, Boston, MA

The Registrar's Office is seeking a graduate student intern to help through the remainder of the calendar year.
Responsibilities will include: data entry, proofing names, checking lists, answering phones, processing paperwork, and assisting full-time staff with projects and clerical work as needed.
Tasks will vary from day to day.
The candidate must be very adaptable, enjoy working with people, have the ability to prioritize, be a self-starter, and be comfortable in a fast-paced work environment. The candidate will be trained on the College database upon hire, and should be comfortable with technology.
Applicants should send a letter of interest, detailing relevant experience, to sadie.hannula@simmons.edu with the word "intern" in the subject line. 
Letters must be received by next Friday, August 17th.
Projected start date is the first week of September.

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APALA Mentoring Program

Are you a library school student or early career librarian looking for mentorship? Are you a librarian interested in mentoring new librarians or library students? Then consider Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA)!

 

On behalf of APALA, we would like to invite you to be part of the 2018-2019 Mentoring Program as a Mentor or a Protégé. The APALA Mentoring Program seeks to provide professional and personal development, inspiration, and encouragement through a supportive mentoring relationship.

 

The program helps new, future and mid-career librarians by providing coaching and guidance in their careers. Mentoring builds relationships between future librarians and professionals to enhance communication and leadership in APALA, ALA, and other library associations. 

  • Protégés are librarians with no more than 5 years professional experience or library school students. Protégés must be or agree to become APALA members. (two categories: early career and mid-career)
  • Mentors are APALA members who possess at least 5 years professional experience and are active in professional library associations.

 

For more information, visit: http://www.apalaweb.org/membership/mentoring-program/. The application deadline is August 17, 2018.

About APALA
Founded in 1980, the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) was organized and founded by librarians of diverse Asian and Pacific ancestries committed to working together toward a common goal: to create an organization that would address the needs of Asian Pacific American librarians and those who serve Asian Pacific American communities.

The purpose of APALA is:

  • To provide a forum for discussing problems of APA librarians and allies.
  • To provide a forum for the exchange of ideas by APA librarians with other librarians.
  • To support and encourage library services to APA communities and allies.
  • To recruit and mentor APA librarians and allies in the library/information science professions.
  • To seek funding for scholarships in library and information science masters programs for APAs.
  • To provide a vehicle whereby APA librarians and allies can cooperate with other associations and organizations having similar or allied interests.

For more about APALA visit www.apalaweb.org.

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Intern, Youth Services Department, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Intern, Youth Services Department, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Date of Notice: 8/6/2018                                             

 

Newton Free Library seeks a motivated intern for the fall semester to assist in active Children's Room. Our intern will gain valuable hands-on experience assisting with all aspects of youth library services including helping with and preparing for monthly events, keeping the library organized, and assisting children and families with circulation and readers advisory. Put your studies into practice and learn alongside our large and creative youth services staff!

 

Our Youth Service Department is one of the busiest in Massachusetts and we deliver a wide array of programming and outreach to the Newton community, with 35,031 children's program attendees in FY2017. We just launched a new teen and tween space this summer and we are in the early stages of re-imagining our Children's Room to meet needs of the community for generations to come!

The ideal candidate will be hard-working, willing to assist with programming, and ambitious.

 

Hours: Flexible schedule; up to 19 hours per week. Morning hours (for storytime coverage!) preferred and some Saturdays and Sundays.

 

Compensation: $11.28 hourly

 

Qualifications: Enrolled in a library science graduate program is preferred, enjoy working with children and be willing to assist with programming. Applicants must possess strong interpersonal and customer service skills. Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team setting, and work positively with diverse constituency.

Individuals interested in the above position should email a resume and cover letter to jobs@newtonfreelibrary.net by the close of business on August 17, 2018.

 

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

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Substitute Library Clerk, Wayland Free Public Library, Wayland, MA

Position Title: Library Clerk/Substitute - Circulation Desk

 

Part-Time: Current open shifts at this time: Thurs 1pm-6pm + one Saturday per month; and an availability to pick up substitute shifts.

 

Grade: Non-union hourly library clerk 

Wages: $16.01-20.90 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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Content Coordinator, Action Brands Entertainment Team, Hasbro, Pawtucket, RI

Content Coordinator (Temp) - Action Brands Properties


Hasbro is seeking a Content Coordinator for its Action Brands Entertainment Team. The position is based at Hasbro's RI Headquarters, and will report to the Global Brand Development Associate Manager of Digital Assets.

This position will facilitate management of confidential digital assets from our various license partners on Action Brands, such as Power Rangers and Disney's Star Wars and Marvel brands. This person will input and organize assets into an accessible archival digital environment, control access throughout the organization for those assets, and facilitate distribution of assets. Expectations for the role include a heavy emphasis on data organization and management, as well as strong written and verbal communication.

 

This is a Temporary role with an initial 3-month term and the potential to extend up to 12 months.

Qualifications:

  • 2+ Year education in Information Management, Library Sciences or Project Management preferred
  • Experience working with a web-based interface
  • An understanding of data management and archival processes
  • A working understanding of general design-related digital file types including: JPG, PNG, PPT, PSD, OBJ, STL, ZTL, etc. AI, PDF, MOV - need to handle videos
  • Demonstrable problem solving and organizational skills involving digital media
  • Experience on both Mac and Windows platforms
  • An affinity for Boys entertainment brands is a plus!


Role and Responsibility:
The Content Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Supporting import of assets into Hasbro's Content Services platform
  • Direct interaction/coordination with various License partners, including Disney.
  • Addition or administration of metadata on imported assets
  • Management of workspaces, workflows, and virtual folder structures
  • Control of authorized access to data within DAM
  • Documentation of processes and policies
  • Production of reports to IT and development leadership


The ideal candidate excels at the following:

  • Digital Organizational Management - The ability to construct and manage extremely intuitive organizational file structures that can scale.
  • Computer platform general troubleshooting knowledge - Ability to assess issues and find solutions, or partner with internal IT support as needed.
  • Communication - The ability to clearly communicate to internal and external teams, with a clear awareness and support for their needs.
  • Sense of Urgency - Ability to manage extremely time-sensitive requests effectively.
  • Adaptability and Flexibility - The ability to manage a constantly shifting set of priorities and various inputs
  • Confidentiality - Ability to implement and maintain processes to protect highly confidential assets.
  • Sense of Fun - We make toys after all

 

Please email resumes, cover letters, and references to Nick Silvestri at Nick.Silvestri@hasbro.com

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Multiple Positions, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, WA

TITLE: Arts and Humanities Librarian, Full time position

LOCATION: Music 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.

 

THE POSITION

The University of Washington Libraries seeks an enthusiastic librarian committed to providing responsive and innovative information services in support of the School of Music and the Comparative Literature Department's Cinema and Media Studies Program. As a member of the Arts and Humanities Liaison Team, the position collaborates with a team of subject librarians to enhance liaison services for users, including reference, instruction, outreach, and collection development. This position has a particular emphasis on the development of digital humanities services, programs, and projects that highlight Libraries collections or support the work of the School of Music and the Cinema and Media Studies Program. The Arts and Humanities Librarian reports to the Head of the Music Library. The Music Library is one of eight branch libraries in the University of Washington Libraries system, holding over 70,000 books and scores, 46,000 recordings, other media, and subscriptions to approximately 300 periodicals. The Music Library manages a Listening Center and the Ethnomusicology Archives. The successful candidate will have the capacity to thrive in an exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented Libraries environment, and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serves as a liaison to the School of Music, in collaboration with the Head, Music Library; serves as the Libraries liaison for the Cinema and Media Studies Program. Provides instructional and research consultation services to faculty and students, communicates regularly with faculty, and participates in Program and School activities as appropriate.
  • Develops familiarity with all aspects of the research lifecycle within music and cinema and media studies, including research methods, digital tools, scholarly communication, and research data management.
  • Advises and collaborates with faculty, students, and colleagues to facilitate research activities, digital scholarship, data management, and scholarly outputs in music and cinema and media studies.
  • Plays a leadership role in developing digital projects and services to extend the reach of the Music Library's collections and advises on arts and humanities projects.
  • As a member of the Arts and Humanities Liaison Team, participates in regular meetings, contributes to shared goals, and collaborates with other subject librarians on projects to enhance services to users.
  • Provides leadership for the Arts and Humanities Liaison Team in the development of digital humanities services, programs, and projects.
  • Provides leadership and expertise in audio-visual media, including streaming, licensing, purchasing, and use, primarily in support of Music and Cinema and Media Studies.
  • Selects materials in all formats to support research and teaching for the Cinema and Media Studies Program. Manages state, gift, and grant funds for Cinema and Media Studies.

 

 

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.
  • Curiosity, drive, and flexibility so as to discover and try new things, in support of the Libraries' mission and strategic plan.
  • Evidence of initiative and resourcefulness in past professional or academic activities.
  • Evidence of a strong customer service focus and a passion for providing excellent reference, consultation, and instructional services to users.
  • Evidence of ability to work independently and with others in a demanding and rapidly changing environment where consultation, collaboration, and cooperation are essential.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills evidenced by the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Evidence of strong written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred

  • Undergraduate or graduate major or minor in Music or demonstrated knowledge of music.
  • Knowledge of or interest in cinema studies and media.
  • Knowledge of emerging trends in digital humanities, digital pedagogy, and/or scholarly communication, and the tools and technology that support them.
  • Evidence of ability to successfully initiate, track, and manage projects.
  • Experience in providing information literacy instruction or other instruction experience.

 

SALARY

$51,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
 

RANK

Position will be at the rank of Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian depending on qualifications and background. See the Librarian Personnel Code for librarian rank appointment criteria, http://www.lib.washington.edu/about/employment/hr/libpersonnelcode/view
 

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 income tax.

 

Application Instructions

The following documents are required as part of your application for this vacancy:

  • Apply here: Apply here: https://apply.interfolio.com/52782
  • 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)

Application Deadline
To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

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

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

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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

Commitment to Diversity
The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/).

 

 

TITLE: Science Librarian and Head, Mathematics Research Library, Full time position

LOCATION: Suzzallo 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.

 

THE POSITION

The University of Washington Libraries seeks an enthusiastic, collaborative, and forward-thinking subject liaison to support faculty and students in mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, and computer science, joining a highly engaged Sciences Liaison Team. The liaison serves as the Head of the Mathematics Research Library, reporting to the Sciences Liaison Team Leader. Located in Padelford Hall, the Mathematics Research Library is a small branch serving faculty, students, and staff in the Departments of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics. Branch staff and students are members of Branch Operations Services, a unit of the Libraries Central Circulation Department. The successful candidate will have the capacity to thrive in an exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented Libraries environment, and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.This is a full-time position. The start date is flexible and will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serves as the liaison to the Departments of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, and the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering. Selects materials in all formats to support research and teaching, provides instructional, research consultation, and reference services to faculty and students, communicates regularly with faculty, and participates in departmental and school activities as appropriate.
  • Develops familiarity with all aspects of the research lifecycle and related research activities, including research methods, digital tools, scholarly communication and research data management in order to advise and collaborate with faculty, students and colleagues.
  • As a member of the Sciences Liaison Team, participates in regular meetings, contributes to shared goals, programming, and services, and collaborates with other subject liaison librarians on projects to enhance services to users.
  • Manages state, gift, and grant funds for assigned collection areas, in cooperation with the Sciences Liaison Team.
  • Serves as Head of the Mathematics Research Library, with overall responsibility for service programs and collection development. 
  • Collaborates with Branch Operations Services staff regarding Mathematics Research Library access services operations, facilities programming, and assessment projects. Coordinates staff and student training on the subject areas covered by the Mathematics Research Library.
  • Participates in reference services in the Engineering and Suzzallo Libraries. Participates in the Libraries virtual reference service. 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

Required

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Knowledge or interest in STEM fields.
  • Evidence of strong customer service focus and a passion for providing excellent reference, consultation, and instructional services to users.
  • Evidence of ability to work independently and with others in a demanding and rapidly changing environment where consultation, collaboration, and cooperation are valued and essential.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills evidenced by the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Evidence of strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Evidence of initiative and resourcefulness in past professional or academic activities.
  • Curiosity, drive, and the flexibility to discover and try new things in support of the Libraries mission and strategic plan.

 

Preferred

  • Undergraduate or graduate major or minor in a science or math field, or substantial coursework in the sciences.
  • Experience in providing information literacy instruction or other teaching experience.
  • Library public service experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of scientific research and publication trends, and interest in scholarly communication and data management initiatives.
  • Knowledge of emerging trends in data services, digital pedagogy, and/or scholarly communication.
  • Evidence of the ability to successfully initiate, track, and manage projects.

 

SALARY

$51,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

RANK

Position will be at the rank of Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian depending on qualifications and background. See the Librarian Personnel Code for librarian rank appointment criteria, http://www.lib.washington.edu/about/employment/hr/libpersonnelcode/view
 

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 income tax.

Application Instructions

The following documents are required as part of your application for this vacancy:

  • Apply here: https://apply.interfolio.com/52904
  • 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)

Application Deadline
To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, September 7, 2018.

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

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

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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

Commitment to Diversity
The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/).

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Internships, Penn Libraries, Philadelphia, PA

General Information:
The Penn Libraries offer a number of internships in several areas. These internships provide graduate students in library science with the opportunity to gain on-the-job library training and experience in a large research university environment.
 
Qualifications vary by internship, but the one requirement for all interns is:
you must be a current student in a library/information science program or related discipline.
Typically, our internships offer a pay rate of $15/hour, and we ask for a 15-20 hour per week commitment for one year.
Please direct any questions to Elizabeth Martin at martinev@upenn.edu or (215) 898-8109.
Below is a list of current internship opportunities.

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Manager for Law Libraries, Massachusetts Trial Court, Boston, MA

Manager for Law Libraries, Massachusetts Trial Court, Boston, MA

This position is designated as a Management position and is covered by the Personnel Poilicies and Procedures Manual of the Trial Court.

 

Position Summary:

Working within the Department of Support Services in the Office of Court Management, the Manager for Law Libraries provides managerial oversight and administration of all Trial Court Law Libraries, supervising the dissemination of legal information through the law libraries and Court Service Centers, and improving the public's access to the Massachusetts justice system.  The Support Services Manager for Law Libraries will also be responsible for oversight of the Court Consolidated Law Book Collection, gathering and maintaining statistics for all libraries, planning and implementing policy, addressing personnel matters, tracking spending, overseeing changes in operations, serving as liaison between the Trial Court and organizations and associations committed to providing legal information, and maximizing the use of library resources. The Support Services Manager for Law Libraries directs the work activities of all Trial Court Law Librarians, and all related support staff.

 

Position Requirements:

Master's Degree in Library Science, a Juris Doctor Degree, or an equivalent graduate degree;

Seven (7) years of direct professional library experience, preferably within a legal environment and in some supervisory capacity.

 

For complete job description and additional position requirements, see  

https://careers-trialcourtsofmass.icims.com/jobs/3845/manager-for-law-libraries/job   

Also available at the Judicial Court Jobs website at www.mass.gov/courts  

 

Online Application procedure. No applications or resumes will be accepted by hand, mail, fax, or email delivery. 

Closing date for application: 8/18/2018 11:59 PM EST

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LTS Account Support Specialist, EBSCO Industries Inc, Contoocook, NH

LTS Account Support Specialist

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Date: Jul 30, 2018
Location: Contoocook, NH, US, 03229
Company: EBSCO Industries Inc
 
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.
Mission

The mission of the LTS Account Support Specialist is to provide technical service support to customers, departmental and company personnel, to ensure that customers' needs and requirements for the supply of MARC records and other services are interpreted and implemented accurately. The LTS Account Support Specialist works to determine feasible and satisfactory account specifications, and to ensure a high-quality experience for customers who are configuring new or significantly changing Technical Services accounts.
 
Primary Responsibilities
  • Works with customers, GOBI Customer Service, GOBI/EIS Sales and the appropriate GOBI business units as needed to design, refine and implement new or revised technical services for customers.
  • Develops, documents, and maintains customer profiles, including histories, for GOBI library technical services.
  • Evaluates the quality of customer experience for new and existing accounts and provides timely feedback to Technical Service management, who will work with GOBI/EIS Sales and Customer Service to plan accordingly.
  • Establishes vital working relationships with GOBI/EIS sales to explore and work in a constructive team approach to strategically increase GOBI technical service revenue with an emphasis on customers not currently receiving technical services.
  • Supports the customer bid/RFP process by reviewing tenders and ensuring GOBI's compliance with customer requirements and, as necessary, provides language to describe services or custom options.
  • Drafts and revises technical service documentation and procedures according to established procedural guidelines.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Provides input for the establishment of system policies and procedures, standards and schedules.
  • Protects operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Additional duties or responsibilities as assigned by management.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science required or 2+ years of library experience, preferably in a technical services environment.
  • 2+ years working in a direct customer contact role.
  • 2+ years of MS Office, Outlook, and Explorer experience.
  • 1+ years of cataloging standards and best practices experience.
  • 2+ years Library of Congress classification system experience.
  • 2+ years of the Dewey Decimal classification system.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, reach with hands and arms, push book carts and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally walk and lift/move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision requirements include close vision. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with academic library technical services operations.
  • Proficiency in applying academic library standards and best practices.
  • Experience working in a sales role.
  • Knowledge of ethical sales practices, pricing models and fairness in competitive practices.
  • Sufficient knowledge of cataloging standards and best practices.
  • Sufficient computer competencies, including Microsoft productivity applications and Web browsers.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships with company departments, with professional and paraprofessional staff.
  • Experience coordinating, supervising or reviewing the work of others.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in individual and group settings.
  • Excellent reading comprehension skills.
  • Highly developed organizational skills to keep information accessible and work systematically and efficiently.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize to work effectively both independently and/or in a cooperative, team environment.
  • Ability to multitask and demonstrate flexibility in dealing with changing priorities with frequent interruptions, distractions, and fluctuating workloads.
  • Ability to use sound judgment, analyze disparate information, evaluate complex and ambiguous situations and recommend solutions.
  • Ability to lead teams, commit to meeting agreed-upon goals and objectives, and support managerial decisions.
  • Ability to formulates new and imaginative solutions that reflect careful consideration of customer and departmental needs and goals and to recognize and act upon opportunities to improve services and operations.
  • Ability to uphold the company image, and serve as a company spokesperson.
  • Ability to absorb broad knowledge of the functions of the company and the department.
  • Ability to develop an authoritative understanding of and compliance with the department's service standards.
  • Ability to develop understanding and support the goals and values of EBSCO Information Services; models and actively communicates them effectively.
  • Ability to master job duties, requiring no follow-up; infrequently consults documentation; serves as a resource to other members of the work team.
Role-Based Competencies
  • Exhibits focused attention to detail for prolonged periods.
  • Possess a working knowledge of editing tools such as Microsoft Word, and preferably MARC editing programs.
  • Flexibility with multi-tasking and shifting priorities throughout the workday.
  • Work efficiently and keep work organized.
  • Proficient in end-user computer technologies.
  • Demonstrates the ability to learn new skills quickly.
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to accept constructive criticism.
Cultural Competencies
  • Drive
  • Positive Attitude
  • Good Judgment
  • Open Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Desire to Make an Impact
  • Eager to Understand
  • Accountable
  • Decisive
  • Team Player
EBSCO Industries, Inc.is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. EBSCO strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.
 
EBSCO complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Concord 
Nearest Secondary Market: Manchester 
Job Segment: Supply, Compliance, Pre-Sales, RFP, Operations, Legal, Sales
 
Anyone who is interested in applying should go to www.ybp.com/careers
 

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Archivist, Benchmark Senior Living, Waltham, MA

Benchmark Senior Living is in need of an archivist for our collection of photos and historical documents from business openings, parties, annual events and more. Some are digital, some are not, and they are in multiple places in need of finding a dedicated, accessible platform. The consultant would to provide Benchmark with a plan of attack, then implement that plan. This is a contract role with negotiable compensation.

 Please contact Joyce Elven: jelven@benchmarkquality.com

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Communications Intern, Malden Reads, Malden Public Library, Malden, MA

Position Overview:  Communications Intern

 

Become part of a community-reading program and meet leading authors, librarians, and community leaders! Malden Reads: One City, One Book is seeking an intern - or multiple interns - to assist with the following: 

  • Promotional materials development of program and event flyers, as well as creating a weekly email newsletter
  • Media and community outreach, including creating press releases and conducting outreach via email to program partners
  • Social media communications management for multiple social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

 

Interns will work closely with the co-facilitators of the program, get involved in planning topics, messages, and writing.

 

Work Schedule and Flexibility

The Malden Reads event season typically runs from February to May, during which there are several events in a given week. While some of the work listed above can be done in advance, during the event season, more needs to be done.

 

The work schedule is flexible and at least 90% can be conducted remotely. During the event season, five to seven hours per week would be considered average, with fewer hours for the rest of the year.

 

The steering committee holds planning meetings twice each month in the fall/winter; attendance is optional. Attendance at some events would be helpful, but again optional.

 

Benefits

In addition to meeting top authors and librarians, as well as community leaders, we will be happy to provide recommendation letters and references. In addition, most of the work can be conducted remotely. Interns will also have a significant portfolio of work to show prospective employers. And, it's a great opportunity to make a substantial difference in a community.

 

To Apply: Please submit a resume and brief cover letter of why you would be a good fit for one of the intern positions; please send via email to maldenreads@gmail.com. Questions may be directed to Jodie Zalk, co-facilitator of the program, at 781-608-6938.

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Manager, Library Integrated Technology Systems, Drexel University Libraries, Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University Libraries has begun recruitment for a Manager, Library Integrated Technology Systems. This position will provide managerial leadership for DUL in planning, implementing, and executing integrated library systems, applications and technology services that enable the Libraries' efficient operations and effective strategic initiatives (https://www.library.drexel.edu/about/strategic-plan/).

The manager will build and inspire effective teams within the Libraries' matrix organization, directly supervising a team of technology specialists and serving as a strategic project manager of working groups that include staff from several Libraries units and may include partners across campus departments. The manager works closely with campus technology units and external IT partners to coordinate, develop, and implement services, systems, and IT infrastructure. 

 

Qualified applicants may apply at: (www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=83616).

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Assistant Supervisor of Youth Services for Children, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Position Title:            Assistant Supervisor of Youth Services for Children

Department:              Library                                                

Location:                    Newton Free Library 330 Homer Street Newton, MA 02459

Salary Range:            $57,937 to $77,863 in 11 steps           

Grade:                        S09, AFSCME, Local 3092

Department Head:    Philip E. McNulty, Director               

Posting: External

Date of Notice:           8/3/2018                                             

 

The Newton Free Library seeks a creative and innovative Assistant Supervisor of Youth Services who is passionate about excellent library youth service, enjoys technology and is able to facilitate the fusion of traditional and nontraditional library services for children and caregivers. The Assistant Supervisor will be the prime organizer for Children's programming from birth to age five, and will work closely with the Assistant Supervisor of Youth Services for Teens on Tween programming.

 

Our Youth Service Department is one of the busiest in Massachusetts and we deliver a wide array of programming and outreach to the Newton Community, with 35,031 children's program attendees in 2017. We are also in the early stages of reimagining our Children's Room to meet needs of the community for generations to come!

 

The Assistant Supervisor of Youth Services for Children's plays a key role in developing, coordinating, promoting and presenting innovative and enriching programing opportunities for children, parents, and caregivers. Additional responsibilities include coordinating services and programs with schools and outside agencies, assisting in the supervision of a large talented staff, modeling excellent customer service while overseeing patron assistance, participating in collection development and maintenance, managing the Children's program budget and attendance statistics, representing the library throughout the community and to agencies and organizations serving children and teens, as well as being part of the library's collaborative leadership and planning team.

 

Qualifications: Master of Science in Library Science (MLS) and three to five years of related experience including supervisory experience. The successful candidate will demonstrate significant Children's library service experience, and possess a wide variety of computer skills. Strong skills in customer service, reader's advisory and programming preferred. Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team setting and work positively with diverse constituency.

Applicants should submit a completed application, resume and cover letter addressed to Philip McNulty, Library Director, using the City of Newton's online application process at https://cityofnewton.hyrell.com by the close of business on August 17, 2018.

 

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

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Research & Instruction Librarian, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA

Research and Instruction Librarian - Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (North Adams, MA)

 

Job Description:

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts seeks a Research and Instruction Librarian to collaborate with MCLA faculty, staff, and students to create and provide user-centered teaching and learning opportunities that foster inquiry, discovery, critical thinking, lifelong learning, and ethical information use and creation.

 

Using the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (Framework), the Research and Instruction Librarian creates learning outcomes, designs instruction/assignments, advances the library's information literacy program, teaches in face-to-face, online, hybrid, or embedded courses, provides individual research consultations to students and faculty, and assesses the effectiveness of library instruction.  Responsibilities extend to instructional sites in Pittsfield, MA, and online courses/programs.

 

The Research and Instruction Librarian co-leads the archives with the Digital Services Librarian, participates in collection development, collaborates with other departments to promote student success, and supervises the part-time reference staff.  The Research and Instruction Librarian's regular schedule is Monday - Friday from 9 am to 5 pm with an occasional weekend or evening instruction session.   Some scheduling flexibility required.


Requirements:

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Flexibility, creativity, and initiative required to work in a dynamic small library with a strong student-centric service orientation.
  • Demonstrated skill and comfort in teaching.
  • Teaching experience in higher education or supervisory experience preferred.
  • Experience in information literacy education.
  • At least one year's experience in an academic library, 2-3 years preferred.
  • Knowledge of trends in library and user-focused technologies including social networking, mobile applications, and the use of technology in instruction.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining archives or local history collections preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a culturally diverse community.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Active listening and interviewing /reference consultation skills.
  • Strong knowledge of information resources, services, and library technologies.
  • Curiosity about and interest in the research process and literature across disciplines.
  • Interest in and ability to function in an evolving library environment.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with library staff, faculty, and college departments.
  • Willingness to provide occasional instruction services off-site or during evening hours.
  • Experience or coursework in active learning preferred; research or publications in library field welcomed.
  • Familiarity with current approaches in pedagogy, curriculum design and development, learning theory, or assessment preferred.

  

REQUIRED INSTRUCTIONAL COMPETENCIES:

  • Demonstrate excellence in a variety of teaching and learning strategies to enhance student achievement.
  • Exhibit expertise in information literacy and strong familiarity with ACRL Information Literacy Framework & Standards.
  • Deliver constructive feedback to student learners.
  • Include active learning in instruction sessions or design.
  • Foster critical thinking and analysis.
  • Engage with traditional and non-traditional learners.
  • Provide data-driven recommendations for continuous improvement.


Additional Information:

Review of applications will begin immediately. Application deadline is August 26, 2018. 

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its educational programs, activities and employment practices. The college complies with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations advancing equal employment. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. Visit www.mcla.edu.


Application Instructions:

Interested candidates must apply electronically and should submit a letter of interest and resume at https://mcla.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=100969

 

About Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts:

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is a dynamic and vibrant four-year public college located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts. Founded in 1894, MCLA is the Commonwealth's public liberal arts college of the Massachusetts State University System. MCLA was named a Top Ten Public Liberal Arts College by U.S. News and World Report. MCLA is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), a national consortium positioned at the forefront of the conversation on the value of a liberal arts education. MCLA also earned a place on Kiplinger's Personal Finance's list of 100 Best Values in Public Colleges. The ranking cites colleges that combine outstanding academics with affordable cost, and the College was again named to the President's Honor Roll for Service by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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Electronic Resources Librarian, University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA

Apply by August 24, 2018:
 

Hiring range: Associate Librarian

$65,942 - $75,337, per annum, based upon qualifications

This is a full time appointment. The expected start date is October 1, 2018.

The University of California, Berkeley invites applicants for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian (ERL). Reporting to the Head of the Acquisitions Department, the successful applicant will have a thorough understanding of and experience with licensing and supporting access to electronic resources. The ERL will manage key e-resource information systems and will be responsible for the production and dissemination of statistics related to resource (both print and electronic) acquisition, licensing and usage.

The Environment

The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at the nation's premier public university. A highly diverse and intellectually rich environment, Berkeley serves a campus community of more than 30,000 undergraduate students, 11,000 graduate students, and 1,500 faculty. The Library comprises 20 campus libraries including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, the Bancroft Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library and numerous subject specialty libraries. With a collection of more than 12 million volumes and a collections budget of over $17 million, the Library offers extensive collections in all formats and robust services to connect users with those collections and build their related research skills. The Doe/Moffitt Libraries bring special focus to the humanities, social sciences, international and area studies, and undergraduate services and the intersections between them. Discover more about the Library via our Web site:http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/(link is external)

Responsibilities

The incumbent will take the lead role in managing publisher/vendor license negotiations, assessment, and support of ongoing access to electronic information resources. S/he will work closely with the Head of Acquisitions, the AUL for Scholarly Resources, the Electronic Resources Unit, and subject librarians to shape and improve access to electronic resources for Library users. The ERL will report to the Head of the Acquisitions Department. Duties will include:

  • Review and negotiate license agreements with publishers/vendors to reach favorable pricing and licensing terms and arrange trials of e-resources, including complex negotiations for data sets
  • Assist the AUL & Director of Collections with acquisition of content licensed through the California Digital Library (CDL)
  • Review CDL offers and local proposals, and coordinate them with subject librarians and acquisitions staff
  • Establish and manage excellent publisher/vendor relationships
  • Coordinate trial, acquisition and renewal activities with publishers/vendors and staff
  • Work with vendors and users to address disputed or actual violations of terms of use or breaches of contract
  • Work closely with subject librarians and acquisitions staff to support e-collection development
  • Work closely with the fund manager to monitor appropriations and expenditures for central digital funds
  • Coordinate user education and outreach on conditions of use for licensed content
  • Provide leadership to the Acquisitions Electronic Resources Unit in managing access and maintaining accurate information about electronic resources
  • Establish and maintain effective workflows with acquisitions and cataloging staff for all electronic resources
  • Assess databases for licensing tracking tools, and plan implementation and population of said tools with licensing terms to assist with perpetual rights management
  • Collect and analyze usage data from local, UC-wide, and vendor/publisher sources and create reports to support purchase and renewal decisions
  • Support Scholarly Communication team's efforts to improve student access to affordable course content
  • Collaborate with Assessment Librarian to provide metrics and analysis of electronic resource usage
  • Participate in UC Berkeley groups and committees as well as UC-wide groups as appropriate

UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance and work effectively in a shared decision-making environment. Librarian advancement is partially based upon professional contributions beyond the primary assignment; the successful candidate will show promise or evidence of such contributions to the Library, campus, UC system, and profession.

Qualifications

Minimum Basic Qualification(s) at Time of Application:

MLS, MIS, or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent international degree

Required additional qualifications by start date in position:

  • Two years or more experience negotiating license agreements for electronic resources used by libraries
  • Two years or more experience working with library vendors and publishers in acquiring electronic resources
  • One year or more experience managing e-resources, including issues related to packages, aggregators, platforms, pricing models, and statistical management needs
  • One year or more experience resolving e-resource access problems

Preferred additional qualifications:

  • Three or more years of serials or acquisitions experience in an academic or research library
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, communication, analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member
  • Experience with e-resource management, e.g., implementing system support for e-resource workflow, license negotiation, providing and maintaining access to e-resources
  • Familiarity with copyright, fair use, and other intellectual property issues as these pertain to e- resources
  • Experience licensing data sets, including restricted use data
  • Understanding of data gathering and analysis techniques to support descriptive and inferential statistical analysis
  • Familiarity with technologies used in acquisitions, assessment and e-resource settings

The UC Berkeley Library is committed to supporting and encouraging a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive and imaginative contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

UC professional librarians are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council - American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is in the bargaining unit.

Librarians are entitled to appropriate professional development leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement program and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.

This recruitment will remain open until filled.

Submit applications online at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01797(link is external).

Applications must include a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience, and the names and contact information of three references who are knowledgeable about the applicant's qualifications for this position. References will only be contacted for individuals under serious consideration.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct(link is external).

Send inquiries to:

Susan E. Wong

Director, Library Human Resources
Email: librec@library.berkeley.edu

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Student Production Specialist, Simmons College, Boston, MA

TITLE: ​Student Production Specialist

SUPERVISOR: ​J. Clark Gardner

DEPARTMENT: ​Simmons Online

EXT: ​x2603

NOTE: ​This position is for current Simmons College students only.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

There are three components to this position:

  1. Simmons Moodle production
  2. Research and test new technology and its application for education
  3. Assistance with course design activities including some video production

Job Tasks: Simmons Moodle Production [Approximately 70% of time]

  • Moodle course production
  • Type and format closed-captioning for video assets
  • Work in collaboration with the instructional design team and faculty members to design, create, and deliver online course material
  • Other production duties on a case by case basis (i.e. production of Simmons online tutorials etc.)

Research and Testing [Approximately 15% of time]

  • Testing (click-thru) of all online courses
  • Primary and secondary research and data gathering
  • Testing and experimenting with new online teaching technologies
  • Research and data gathering on an as needed basis

Assistance with Course Design Activities [Approximately 15% of time]

  • Download video files and label and store correctly
  • Camtasia editing as needed (no prior experience necessary)
  • Uploading and cataloging of video files
  • Assist with set-up and breakdown of video equipment

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

HOURS: 15 hours/week during

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

PAY RATE: $20 per hour

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

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Call for Papers: SWPACA

Call for Papers: LIBRARIES, ARCHIVES, MUSEUMS AND DIGITAL HUMANITIES
 
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
40th Annual Conference, February 20-23, 2019
 
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
 
Albuquerque, New Mexico
 
 
Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2018
 
Proposals for papers and panels will be accepted beginning August 15 for the 40th annual SWPACA conference.  One of the nation's largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels.  For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/

The Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Digital Humanities in Popular Culture area solicits proposals from librarians, archivists, curators, graduate students, faculty, collectors, writers, independent scholars, and other aficionados (yes! including people who use libraries, archives, and museums!) of popular culture and cultural heritage settings of all types. We also encourage proposals for slide shows, video presentations, panels, and roundtables organized around common themes.

Some suggested topics include:
  • Histories and profiles of popular culture resources and collections in cultural heritage institutions; a chance to show off what you've got to scholars who might want to use it
  • Intellectual freedom or cultural sensitivity issues related to popular culture resources
  • Book clubs and reading groups, city- or campus-wide reading programs
  • Special exhibits of popular culture resources, outreach programs, etc. of cultural heritage institutions
  • Collection and organization of popular culture resources; marketing and ethical issues
  • Web 2.0, gaming, semantic web, etc. and their impact on libraries, archives, museums, and digital humanities collections
  • The role of public libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions in economic hard times and natural disasters
  • Oral history projects
  • Digital humanities and other digital/data-based projects on popular culture, the Southwest, and other relevant subjects, both those based in cultural heritage institutions and those in academia or other organizations.


All proposals must be submitted through the conference's database at http://register.southwestpca.org/southwestpca

For details on using the submission database and on the application process in general, please see the Proposal Submission FAQs and Tips page at http://southwestpca.org/conference/faqs-and-tips/

Individual proposals for 15-minute papers must include an abstract of approximately 200-500 words. Including a brief bio in the body of the proposal form is encouraged, but not required.  

For information on how to submit a proposal for a roundtable or a multi-paper panel, please view the above FAQs and Tips page.  

SWPACA offers monetary awards for the best graduate student papers in a variety of categories. Submissions of accepted, full papers are due January 1, 2019.  For more information, visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/graduate-student-awards/

Registration and travel information for the conference is available at http://southwestpca.org/conference/conference-registration-information/

In addition, please check out the organization's peer-reviewed, scholarly journal, Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy, at http://journaldialogue.org/

If you have any questions about the LAMS & DIGITAL HUMANITIES area, please contact its Area Chair, Dr. Suzanne Stauffer stauffer@lsu.edu.

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Reference & Special Collections Librarian, Belfast Free Library, Belfast, ME

Join us as the new Reference and Special Collections Librarian at the Belfast Free Library. Play an important role in the life of our community in an active, well supported public library. Come to beautiful Belfast by the bay--a thriving, culturally vibrant small city on the Maine coast.

 

Qualifications for this position include:

  •  ALA-accredited MLS degree, with public library work experience preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with strong public service orientation
  • Ability to organize, conserve, and catalog old manuscripts, journals, records, and ephemera
  • Extensive knowledge of reference resources and services

 

 

Essential duties include: 

  • Planning the development of special collections and reference services
  • In-depth reference assistance to patrons, in person, by phone, and online
  • Providing computer assistance to patrons as needed
  • Collection development
  • Organizing and conserving archival material
  • Recruiting, training, and coordinating volunteers
  • Instruction in use of the library's resources, including local history and genealogical material
  • Assisting with adult programming

 

 

Position is full-time. Current starting rate of pay is $39,538, plus benefits.

 

The City of Belfast is an EEO employer. Applications can be obtained online at http://cityofbelfast.org/jobs.aspx, by contacting the Belfast Free Library, 106 High St., Belfast, ME 04915, or by calling 338-3884 for further information. Application deadline: August 31, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

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Reference & Instruction Librarian, Anna Maria College, Paxton, MA

This position is available for both full-time and part-time. The candidate will provide reference services to AMC students, faculty and staff through electronic and print sources. Position collaborates with faculty in planning group instruction sessions to classes. Communications with college community and representation of the library on campus encouraged. Instructs First Year Experience (FYE) classes in information literacy.

Responsibilities are:

  • Provide reference services to AMC students, faculty, and staff.
  • Instruct faculty, staff, students and FYE classes in the use of library resources in all formats, including online/electronic databases and Internet resources.
  • Develop, organize and present formal and informal library-use instruction for students, faculty, and staff.  Participate in the creation of digital instruction materials, such as tutorials, lib-guide and other outreach tools.
  • Help promote library awareness and use. Work with campus and faculty personnel to develop a positive working relationship.
  • Create and collect a variety of assessment statistics through instruction, session outcomes, and statistical tracking.
  • Assist in developing reports, surveys, questionnaires, special studies and public functions.
  • Work with staff in collection development and other policies.
  • Reference and Instruction services are a priority, but other duties will be assigned as needed.
  • Attend appropriate library workshops and conferences.

Qualifications:

Masters degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited graduate program preferred, but will consider Bachelors degree candidate with at least 5 years of experience in reference services. Experience with instruction to students in an academic library is required. Familiarity with online web development is a plus.

Apply here: https://www.annamaria.edu/human-resources/jobs/posting/121/reference-and-instruction-librarian

Please submit a cover letter, resume and names of three references. Anna Maria College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Further details of the position can be found here.

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Youth Services Supervisor/Teen Librarian, Fitchburg Public Library, Fitchburg, MA

Salary Range: $49,452 - $65,000/commensurate with experience and qualifications; Flexible schedule/35 hours per week, evening and rotating Saturday hours

Under the direction of the Library Director and/or her/his designee, the Youth Services Supervisor/Teen Librarian is responsible for the supervision of staff and operations related to the Youth/Teen Library, as well as to serve as the Teen Librarian. The required duties include, but are not limited to, the development and coordination of programs for young adults, the expansion of and collaboration with the teen advisory board, maintenance of the young adult collection, and working on the circulation, information and reference desks in the adult and youth libraries. The incumbent is responsible for delivering exemplary customer service to all library patrons, with particular emphasis on the youth population.

The duties of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Supervise Youth Library staff members and operational aspects related to the Youth Library
  • Create, schedule, and moderate programs for teens;
  • Oversee the programming, scheduling, and promotion of children's programs;
  • Schedule, manage, and promote teen programs;
  • Provide direct customer service to patrons of all ages, with focus on those age 18 or under, as well as their caregivers;
  • Manage and collaborate with the Teen Advisory Group;
  • Collection development:
  • Responsible for all young adult materials;
  • Oversee youth library collection development;
  • Assist with development of the adult collection.

Submit cover letter (Attn: Susan Davis, Director of Human Resources), application and resume at www.fitchburgma.gov.

See here for full job description.

The closing date is August 15, 2018. 

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Library Director, Boston College High School, Boston, MA

Boston College High School is seeking a full-time Library Director beginning in the 2018-2019 school year.  We are committed to hiring diverse and talented educators to join our community. 

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to Charlie Drane, Academic Vice Principal, at drane@bchigh.edu.

 

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Access Services Weekend Associate & Access Services Associate, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

Library, Information, and Technology Services at Mount Holyoke College has two positions open in our Access Services Department.

Access Services Weekend Associate

The Library, Information and Technology Services (LITS) Division at Mount Holyoke College seeks an enthusiastic, creative, collegial, and service-oriented individual for the position of Access Services Weekend Associate.  Reporting to the Evening/Weekend Supervisor, this individual will perform a wide variety of library public service duties, providing exceptional customer service with a particular focus on the weekends.  This is a 10 month, academic year position averaging 37 ½ hours per week. The normal work schedule is Saturday-Wednesday.  Saturday and Sunday hours are 8:30 am-5:00 pm and Monday-Wednesday hours are 9:30 am-6:00 pm. Overtime opportunities are available.

 

The successful candidate will work the circulation desk approximately 30 hours per week, provide outstanding customer service, check library materials in and out, register new patrons, place holds on items, provide information to patrons regarding library procedures, and oversee approximately 25 student workers during weekend hours, assisting with the training and evaluation of those student workers. 

Qualifications include: two years of experience working in a customer-service role in a user-focused organization; experience in an academic setting preferred; Bachelor's degree preferred; library experience and use of library technologies (e.g. an integrated library system) preferred; evidence of supervisory potential is essential.

 

You can find a full description, including qualifications, and apply online at: https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu.  Mount Holyoke is an employer committed to fostering multicultural diversity in its staff, faculty, and students. Women and people of color are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Access Services Associate

The Library, Information and Technology Services (LITS) Division at Mount Holyoke College seeks an enthusiastic, creative, collegial, and service-oriented individual for the position of Access Services Weekend Associate. Reporting to the Head of Access Services, this individual performs a wide variety of library public service duties, providing exceptional customer service. This full-time, temporary position ends December 31 2020, with the possibility of a one-year extension. The normal work schedule is Monday-Friday, 9:30 AM - 6 PM. Overtime opportunities are available.


The successful candidate will work the circulation desk approximately 30 hours per week, provide outstanding customer service, check library materials in and out, register new patrons, place holds on items, provide information to patrons regarding library procedures, and oversee student workers during desk shifts, assisting with the training and evaluation of those student workers. 

Qualifications include: two years of experience working in a customer-service role in a user-focused organization; experience in an academic setting preferred. Bachelor's degree preferred, but we welcome and will consider all candidates with experience that supports the requirements of the position. Library experience and use of library technologies (e.g. an integrated library system) preferred; evidence of supervisory potential is essential.

You can find a full description, including qualifications, and apply online at: https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu

Mount Holyoke is an employer committed to fostering multicultural diversity in its staff, faculty, and students. Women and people of color are especially encouraged to apply.

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Elementary Library/Media Specialist, Elmwood & Marathon Schools, Hopkinton, MA

Job Posting # 19-05

Opening Date: July 9, 2018

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

 

TITLE: Elementary Library/Media Specialist

TYPE OF POSITION: Full-time (1.0); 2018-2019 school year; salary commensurate with experience and education

 LOCATION: Elmwood & Marathon Schools; Hopkinton, Massachusetts

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: All qualified candidates

 

The Library/Media Specialist provides all students with an enriched library environment containing a wide variety of materials that will invite intellectual growth, and to aid all students in acquiring the skills needed to take full advantage of media center resources.  The Library/Media Specialist reports to the principal(s), and directs Library/Media Assistant(s), if assigned.

 

DUTIES

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  1. Operates and supervises the media center which assigned;
  2. Prepares and administers the media center budget, and evaluates, selects, and requisitions new media center materials;
  3. Assists teachers in the selection of books and other instructional materials, makes media center materials available to supplement the instructional program, and works with teachers in planning those assignments likely to lead to extended use of media center resources;
  4. Maintains a comprehensive and efficient system for cataloging all media center materials and instructs teachers and students on use of the system;
  5. Teaches classes in library, media, and research skills as assigned by the Principal, and presents and discusses materials with a class studying a particular topic, on the invitation of the teacher;
  6. Counsels with, and gives reading guidance to students who have special reading problems or unusual intellectual interests, and helps students to develop habits of independent reference work;
  7. Shares responsibility for accomplishing the goals and priorities of his/her grade/team/department, building and school district, attending all faculty and committee meetings as required, and district-wide committees as needed;
  8. Other duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

To be considered qualified for this position, candidates must have the following:

  1. Licensed, or eligible for licensure in Library by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, to include Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) endorsement;
  2. Bachelor's Degree, Master's preferred, from an accredited college or university, in Library Science or a related field;
  3. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, to children and adults;
  4. Commitment to remain current in content knowledge and teaching strategies;
  5. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent may find appropriate and in conformity with state certification requirements.  

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

To be considered for this vacancy, please reference only job posting #19-05 and your last name (as, #19-05 Jones) in the subject line, and submit:

  1. Cover letter, which should include a statement of your educational philosophy;
  2. Resume, which should contain copies of applicable license/certification information;  
  3. Three letters of reference;
  4. All college transcripts; and
  5. The contact information for three additional professional references.

 

Submit the above required information to:  hpsjobs@hopkinton.k12.ma.us   

Please note: this address is for application materials only.  E-mail is our preferred method of application, however, if you wish to apply by mail, please send the required items to:

Human Resources (Job Vacancy #19-05)

Hopkinton Public Schools

89 Hayden Rowe

Hopkinton, MA 01748

 

Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

The Hopkinton Public School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, genetic information, or disability in admission to, access to, employment in, or treatment in its programs and activities. The Hopkinton Public School district is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in our workplace.  The school system's educational philosophy and personnel goals, including the goal of equal employment opportunity, will be considered in filling all positions.

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Archive Intern, Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, Lowell, MA

Fall Archive Intern, Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, Lowell, MA

The office of Congresswoman Niki Tsongas is seeking an Archive Intern for the Fall 2018 Semester. The intern will help our office's Congressional Records Archivist evaluate, assemble and manage the contents of the Congresswoman's Congressional collection.

Requirements:

  • Enrolled in or recently graduated from an ALA accredited MLIS program or related graduate program.
  • Experience with arrangement and description
  • Experience with digital materials
  • Ability to work 15-20 hours per week
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and/or Adobe Acrobat
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently
  • Experience with government records and/or records management is a desirable

The internship is unpaid. It is part-time and hours are flexible. The candidate may arrange to obtain academic credit at the discretion of his/her educational institution.  The internship will be in the Congresswoman's District Office in Lowell, MA. Parking is not provided.

Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, and references to donna.marchessault@mail.house.gov with "Fall Archive Intern" in the subject. Applicants received by September 4, 2018 will be guaranteed consideration.

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Digital Initiatives Librarian, Federal Reserve Board, Washington, DC

The Research Library at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC, is hiring a Digital Initiatives Librarian (job posting and details on applying are here).

The Digital Initiatives Librarian will join a highly-motivated team of librarians committed to user needs and enhancing discovery, access, and delivery of library resources, data, and scholarly communications. The librarian will provide web-development and other technical expertise to maintain a portfolio of existing library projects. In addition, the Digital Initiatives Librarian will lead the way in actively identifying, evaluating, and, as necessary, deploying new technologies and tools to improve library services, further process automation, and respond to user needs.

The successful candidate will be comfortable collaborating with technical and non-technical partners and stakeholders across the Board, and be able to work independently and in teams.

The position requires rigorous attention to detail, initiative, the ability to manage competing projects, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and good communication and interpersonal skills.

 

The responsibilities and duties of the Digital Initiatives Librarian will include:

  • Supporting the Research Library's mission to develop technologies and tools that aid the research, policy, and data initiatives of the Board.
  • Maintaining applications and automated workflows that support library services; may include use of APIs and web services.
  • Developing innovative tools/applications to enhance accessibility of the library's collections and services and automate tasks.
  • Supporting the library's metadata and taxonomy efforts, including future work with linked data and the semantic web.
  • Advancing the library's scholarly communications efforts (including an institutional repository, research visibility, and research impact tracking).
  • Responsibility for work conducted by contractor on digital materials processing for repository and other systems.
  • Assisting in the creation of metadata records for data assets.
  • Producing clear, well-documented code.

For more details on qualifications and how to apply, please see the full job posting here

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Multiple Openings, Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Current employment opportunities at the Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Chicago):

1) Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian 

Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine is accepting applications for the position of Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian. The Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian coordinates the acquisition, activation, maintenance, and usage analysis of resources for the Galter Health Sciences Library.

2) Data Librarian / Community Manager

Galter Health Sciences Library seeks an innovative, outgoing, and energetic professional to support the recently awarded CTSA Program Center for Data to Health Coordinating Center (CD2H). Working collaboratively with all 9 CD2H funded sites, as well as with the larger CTSA Program community (including researchers, IT teams, data professionals, students, libraries, and more), this full-time, non-tenured faculty librarian will lead and advance community building activities, facilitate a rich social coding environment to support project priorities and deliverables, and contribute to robust data- and informatics-oriented practices and projects. This position is a full-time, non-tenured faculty librarian and will participate in secondary assignments based on qualifications, interests, and need.

 

To apply for any of these positions, please follow the directions in the full description.

See: <galter.northwestern.edu/about-us/...>

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Medical Librarian, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

Boston Children's Hospital is hiring! 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to meaghan.muir@childrens.harvard.edu

  

Medical Librarian

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

Under the supervision of the Manager of Library Services, the Medical Librarian delivers innovative and user-focused knowledge services to all hospital staff in support of clinical, educational, and research goals.
 
This Medical Librarian will be responsible for:

  • Maintaining access to all digital library resources including databases, e-books, e-journals, full-text article links, and other e-resources.
  • Developing and maintaining LibGuides.
  • Updating and developing content for the library's website, blog and Twitter sites.
  • Collecting usage data of the library's electronic resources.
  • Participating in digital and print collection development.
  • Performing cataloging activities and projects related to both print and e-resources.
  • Developing and executing plans to incorporate technology to improve operational management.
  • Participating in library reference services including in-person, telephone, chat, and email.
  • Attending patient centered clinical teaching rounds and providing evidence based information to clinical team.
  • Providing individual and group instruction on using medical and health sciences resources.
  • Conducting literature searches using PubMed, CINAHL and other online resources.


To qualify, you must have:

  • Master's degree in library or information science from an ALA accredited school.
  • Health sciences library experience is preferred but not required. Both experienced professionals and recent MLS graduates with library experience are encouraged to apply.
  • The knowledge of best practices for managing access to electronic resources.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong formal and informal presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to interact tactfully and knowledgeably with a diverse group of medical professionals and hospital administration.
  • A desire to work in a fast paced, highly demanding and dynamic environment.



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

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

 

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Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs & Senior Curator of Collections, Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

The Davis Museum at Wellesley College seeks a highly skilled and dynamic Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs and Senior Curator of Collections. Reporting to the Director/Chief Curator, this position has both senior management and curatorial responsibilities. The Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs/Senor Curator of Collections reports to and works closely with the Director/Chief Curator to oversee all curatorial matters at the Davis: defining direction for the exhibition calendar and collections growth (permanent collections galleries and temporary exhibition spaces; policies and procedures; surveys and conservation priorities; acquisitions including gifts and purchases); advocating for, coordinating, and realizing richly exceptional exhibitions, publications, and programs that draw on and expand collecting strengths, enhance the mission of the institution, complement curricular goals, inspire students and faculty, and heighten the visibility of the Davis Museum in the regional, national, and international art spheres. Supervises the curatorial team, including education and public programs, and administers the department, including budgets and planning; coordinates closely with other Davis Museum departments, including Collections Care and Management, as well as with faculty, students, and staff on campus.

For more information and to submit an application, please visit http://career.wellesley.edu/postings/2332.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Executive Director, Planting Fields Foundation, Oyster Bay, NY

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ABOUT PLANTING FIELDS FOUNDATION

Planting Fields Foundation ("the Foundation") is a New York State chartered educational organization created to preserve and interpret the renowned Planting Fields estate (Coe Hall and the surrounding Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park) on the Gold Coast of Long Island, New York. One of many such great estates established in the area by America's leading families at the turn of the twentieth century, Planting Fields - which still encompass its entire 409 acres - is one of the very few to remain intact and in pristine condition. To read more about this exhibition and Planting Fields Foundation, please visit plantingfields.org.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director ("ED") will partner with the Board to develop a vision for the next growth phase of the Foundation. Working closely with the Board, the ED will develop a strategic plan for the Foundation and coordinate with its various constituents on the plan's successful implementation and evaluation efforts. The vision will broadly define the direction for the Foundation over the next decade and will lead to plans for both programming and physical developments. This position is based in Oyster Bay, NY.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

  • A Strategic and Visionary Leader
  • An Engaged and Enthusiastic Ambassador
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Passion for the Mission

CONTACT

Koya Leadership Partners has been exclusively retained for this search. To express your interest in this role please email Anne McCarthy and Alison Ranney at koyachicago@koyapartners.com. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential. EOE/AAO

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Director of Public Programs, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven, CT

Director of Public Programs 50770BR Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.

General Purpose: Reporting to the Director of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, the Director of Public Programs is responsible for creating a broad vision and framework for public programs that will enhance the understanding and appreciation of the Museum's collections and exhibitions. The Director will build on and hone the current range of exhibition and educational programming offerings and forge the identity of the Museum's public programs through active collaboration with Museum and University colleagues, as well as partners from the community. The Director will contribute significantly to the Museum's role as a vital creative and intellectual force for its various constituencies, leading the strategic promotion of the Museum's public programs. The Director will be expected to participate in the larger professional community of museum public programming, and serve as a leader in the field. Supervisory responsibilities include all exhibition and educational staff at the Peabody, as well as interns and students. Evening and weekend work will be required.

Required Education and Experience: Master's Degree and five years of museum programming experience or equivalent education and experience.

Visit http://bit.ly/2L2Z3GI for complete job description.

AA/EEO - M/F/Disability/Veteran

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: Salary commensurate with experience.

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Marsted Curatorial Fellow For Contemporary Art, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT

This position works closely with the Curator of Contemporary Art to primarily assist with the preparations for two collection-based special exhibitions to be presented consecutively in the summer and fall of 2019.

Responsibilities may include: researching individual works of art and artists in the collection as well as potential acquisitions; maintaining and updating exhibition files and checklists; coordinate photography and framing of collection and non-collection artworks; create PowerPoint presentations for internal use and assist in the development of texts and labels for the exhibition. May attend and participate in off-site collection, gallery, and studio visits as well as departmental meetings.

Qualified candidates will have a Master's degree in Contemporary Art or American studies required. ABD or Ph.D. in art history or other humanities fields; post-war and African American studies, gender preferred. Prior art museum experience required. Twelve month position- Fall 2018 - Summer 2019.

Apply to: Please send a resume, a letter of interest tailored to Fellowship, and two letters of recommendation from a professional and/or academic affiliate to: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Attn: HR Department 600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103

Or Email hr@wadsworthatheneum.org 

Deadline for applications: August 17, 2018

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary

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Student Member, Voice of Youth Advocates Advisory Board

Position​ ​Title: Student​ ​Member​ ​of​ ​the​​ ​​Voice of Youth Advocates Advisory​ ​Board​ ​(VAB)

 

Background​: Founded​ ​in​ ​1978​ ​by​ ​Dorothy​ ​M.​ ​Broderick​ ​and​ ​Mary​ ​K.​ ​Chelton,​ ​Voice​ ​of​ ​Youth Advocates​ ​(​VOYA)​​ ​magazine​ ​is​ ​the​ ​only​ ​independent​ ​library​ ​journal​ ​dedicated​ ​to​ ​the needs​ ​of​ ​young​ ​adult​ ​librarians,​ ​the​ ​advocacy​ ​of​ ​young​ ​adults,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​promotion​ ​of young​ ​adult​ ​literature​ ​and​ ​reading.​ ​​VOYA​ ​adheres​ ​to​ ​three​ ​underlying​ ​principles: specialized​ ​library​ ​services​ ​for​ ​young​ ​adults,​ ​intellectual​ ​freedom​ ​and​ ​equal​ ​access,​ ​and youth​ ​advocacy​ ​and​ ​youth​ ​participation.  

 

Position​ ​Summary: At the forefront of professional innovation, students offer fresh and relevant voices to VOYA operations. Consequently, VOYA seeks student voices and perspectives to add to the ​VAB by maintaining two current student members to serve one-year​ ​terms. Students serving on the VAB learn how a magazine is published, participate in VAB meetings, and make meaningful contributions to the board by providing a unique student perspective. Student VAB members will become adept at strategically scanning the YA services landscape for new ideas on youth services and youth studies. While representing ​VOYA in an official capacity, students will make valuable professional contacts in the YA services field and will be directly supervised by a ​VAB member,​ ​with​ ​whom​ ​they​ ​will​ ​have​ ​a​ ​one-on-one​ ​mentor​ ​relationship. 

 

Minimum​ ​Qualifications:

  • Currently​ ​enrolled​ ​in​ ​an​ ​ALA-accredited​ ​MLIS​ ​program
  • At​ ​least​ ​halfway​ ​through​ ​coursework​ ​for​ ​degree​ ​with​ ​a​ ​cumulative​ ​GPA​ ​of​ ​3.0​ ​or higher
  • Completion​ ​of​ ​at​ ​least​ ​one​ ​YA​ ​services​ ​course​ ​or​ ​demonstration​ ​of​ ​practical experience​ ​in​ ​YA​ ​services​ ​such​ ​as​ ​writing​ ​reviews,​ ​contributing​ ​to​ ​a library-related​ ​blog,​ ​or​ ​completion​ ​of​ ​graduate-level​ ​coursework​ ​related​ ​to​ ​young adults​ ​or​ ​public​ ​service.
  • Able​ ​to​ ​commit​ ​to​ ​a​ ​full​ ​calendar-year​ ​appointment
  • Strong​ ​technical​ ​skills,​ ​such​ ​as​ ​conducting​ ​research​ ​in​ ​online​ ​databases​ ​and using​ ​social​ ​media​ ​platforms.  

 

Additional​ ​Preferred​ ​Qualifications:

  • Desire​ ​to​ ​serve​ ​YAs​ ​in​ ​some​ ​capacity​ ​upon​ ​completion of​ ​MLIS​ ​degree
  • Demonstration​ ​of​ ​YA​ ​service​ ​experience​ ​(such​ ​as​ ​current​ ​professional​ ​position, volunteer​ ​activities,​ ​internships,​ ​or​ ​involvement​ ​in​ ​a​ ​YA​ ​service​ ​group​ ​such​ ​as YALSA​ ​or​ ​the​ ​YA​ ​Division​ ​of​ ​a​ ​state​ ​or​ ​regional​ ​library​ ​association)

 

Responsibilities:

  • Write a reflection of your experiences as a VOYA Student Advisory Board Article to be published in the December or February issue of VOYA
  • Participate​ ​in​ ​VAB​ ​Meetings:
  • Arrange and participate​ ​in​ ​quarterly​ ​virtual​ ​board​ ​meetings
  • Contribute​ ​a​ ​student​ ​perspective​ ​on​ ​research​ ​about​ ​YA​ ​services, coursework,​ ​ and​ ​class​ discussions
  • Conduct​ ​Research:
  • Research​ ​and​ ​present​ ​new​ ​ideas​ about​ ​youth​ ​services​ ​and youth​ ​studies​, including from YA journals and magazines, ​and​ ​deliver​ ​evidence​ ​of​ ​strategic​ ​information-seeking
  • Critically​ ​read​ ​​VOYA (both​ ​print​ ​and​ ​online)​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​provide​ ​informed feedback
  • Coordinate​ ​Recruitment​ ​of​ ​Future​ ​Student​ ​VAB​ ​Members
  • Toward​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​their​ ​term,​ ​student​ ​members​ ​will​ ​assist​ ​with​ ​the recruitment​ ​and​ ​vetting​ ​of​ ​potential​ ​new​ ​student​ ​appointees
  • Write and publish at least one review during term on VAB

                       

 

 

Benefits:

  •  Gain​ ​practical​ ​experience​ ​serving​ ​on​ ​the​ ​​VAB with​ ​other​ ​professionals​ ​working​ ​in the​ ​field​ ​and​ ​serving​ ​YAs
  • Develop​ ​invaluable​ ​contacts​ ​with​ ​professionals​ ​in​ ​the​ ​field​ ​of​ ​YA​ ​services​ ​and obtain​ ​letters​ ​of​ ​recommendation​ ​from​ ​​VOYA's publisher​ and​ ​editor-in-chief
  • Improve ​oral​ ​and​ ​written​ ​communication​ ​skills​ ​and​ ​high​ ​proficiency​ ​in implementing​ ​communication​ ​technologies
  • Gain​ ​experience​ ​advocating​ ​for​ ​selection​ ​and​ ​appointment​ ​of​ ​future​ ​student​ ​VAB members
  • Enjoy​ ​a​ ​complimentary​ ​one-year​ ​subscription​ ​to​ ​the​ ​print​ ​edition​ ​of​ ​​VOYA  

 

How​ ​to​ ​Apply:

  • Send​ ​a completed​ ​application, including​ ​résumé​ ​and​ ​two​ ​letters​ ​of​ ​recommendation​ ​(at least one​ ​from​ ​a professor​ ​or​ ​practitioner​ ​of​ ​YA​ ​services)​ by October 1, 2018 ​to​ ​​ rmludt@voyamagazine.com.  

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Reference & Instruction Librarian, Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield, MA

About Springfield Technical Community College:

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

Job Description:

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

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

Report to: Dean of Library Services  

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  

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


Requirements:

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


Additional Information:

SALARY:                                 $28.29 per hour                                                     

BENEFITS:                             No    

UNIT:                                      MCCC

GRANT FUNDED:                   No                   

WORK SCHEDULE:               Details below*

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

PRE-EMPLOYMENT DETAILS:

STCC conducts a pre-employment screening on specified positions, which may include, but is not limited to, a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and/or Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history. Finalist(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment screening as a condition of employment. 

CLOSING DATE: August 15, 2018                       


Application Instructions:

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

POLICY STATEMENT ON AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY & DIVERSITY

The Board of Higher Education and the Boards of Trustees of the Community Colleges maintain and promote a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information maternity leave, military service and national origin ("protected class(s)/classification(s)." Further, this policy prohibits retaliation and incorporates by reference, and where applicable, the requirements of Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1968; Titles I and II of the Civil Rights Act of 1991; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its regulations found at 34 C.F.R. part 106; Equal Pay Act of 1963; Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1988; Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; Section 402 of the Vietnam-era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA); Age Discrimination Act of 1975; Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended; Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993; Federal Executive Order 11246 of 1965, as amended by Executive Order 11375 of 1967; Federal Executive Order 12900 of 1994; Federal Executive Order 13145 of 2000; Federal Executive Order 13160 of 2000; Federal Executive Order 13166 of 2000; Massachusetts Civil Rights Act; Massachusetts General Laws Chapters 151B, 151C, and Chapter 149; directives of the BHE, the Boards of Trustees of the Community Colleges and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and other applicable local, state and federal constitutions, statutes, regulations and executive orders.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

STCC's personnel and academic decisions, programs and policies are formulated and conducted in a manner which will ensure equal access for all people and prevent discrimination. As part of this effort, a College will ensure that employment and academic decisions, programs and policies will be based solely on the individual eligibility, merit or fitness of applicants, employees and students without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, military service, gender identity, genetic information, sexual orientation or political or union affiliation.   


URL: www.stcc.edu

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Archival Processing Assistant, The Mary Baker Eddy Library, 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 her, the ideas she advanced, her writings, and the institutions she founded and their healing mission. 

The Archival Processing Assistant is a full-time, short-term, project-based position to reprocess the papers of Erwin D. Canham, a longtime editor of The Christian Science Monitor.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • You will perform folder-level archival processing and data entry into M-Files database for a collection of personal and business papers.
  • You will create a finding aid using the information found in the newly processed/reprocessed database records.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education/Experience

Required:

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science, or one to two years of experience working in archives
  • Knowledge of archival standards such as Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS).

Knowledge/Skills

Ability to follow directions and work with minimal supervision. Experience with archival processing.

Technology Skills

Required:

  • Ability to learn unfamiliar computer systems quickly
  • Experience using database software
  • Familiarity with office Microsoft Office suite and Google Drive

Work Environment

Must be able to lift 40 pounds.

Christian Science Information

The ideal candidate values Mary Baker Eddy's life and work, and recognizes the Library's role in furthering the mission of her church. Members of The Mother Church, as well as non-members, may make application.

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Call for Proposals: CIDLIS 2018

This year's theme--What are We Waiting For?--encourages all who are involved and/or interested in LIS to contemplate the ways in which our institutions and our communities might best prioritize which needs to address, as well as the ways in which we can all become more successful as advocates and activists.

 

To this end, we extend a call for abstracts of papers at the intersection of information, diversity, and inclusion in the areas of education, professions, practice, or research. Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Information professionals and institutions as change agents;
  • First-person narratives that address individual or organizational responses to recently enacted policies;
  • Methods for effective advocacy for underserved and/or persecuted patron groups;
  • Programming and services to traditionally underserved populations (e.g. people with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQIA community).
  • Diversity in LIS;
  • Cultural competence and LIS;
  • Information professionals' roles in promoting human rights and social justice;

 

Presenting at CIDLIS is an excellent way to share your ideas and innovations with professionals, academics, students, and government representatives who genuinely want to promote change in the LIS field. Please copy/paste the following URL in order to access the form that allow you to submit the abstract of a paper to be considered for presentation during the conference [https://goo.gl/forms/fAPHcJD1vv6voZ1y2]

Submissions must be received by 11:59 PM on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

 

Please direct conference-related questions and concerns to Dr. Renee Hill at cidlis.umd@gmail.com.

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Director, Wilkens Library and Academic Support Centers, Cape Cod Community College, West Barnstable, MA

DATE:  July 30, 2018                                      

           

POSITION:                 Director, Wilkens Library and Academic Support Centers

                                    Academic and Student Affairs

                                    Full-time, Benefited     

                                    Non-unit Professional Position

           

SUPERVISION: Reports to the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs and exercises supervision over all appropriate professional and support staff.

 

GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Director provides leadership for the Wilkens Library and Academic Support Centers (Tutoring Center, Math Center, Writing Center, Center for Information Literacy) as well as support to the full and part-time professional staff assigned to the area, including Wilkens Library, Nickerson Archives, Media Services, and Information Literacy instruction and assessment.  Responsibilities of the position include: overseeing external accreditation and periodic internal program review; supporting the use of technology and innovative pedagogy to promote student learning; monitoring local, regional, and national trends to ensure library services and resources meet workforce and transfer pathways; supporting faculty acquisition of learning resources; implementing College administrative and academic policies; participating in hiring and evaluating staff job performance and implementing collective bargaining agreements; developing schedules for hours of operation; developing and executing departmental and area budgets; assisting with writing and managing grants for the area; and, collaborating with community college and regional community library partners.

 

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:

Personnel Management and Supervision

  1. Serve as the administrative officer of the Wilkens Library and Academic Support Centers, and supervise and conduct annual performance appraisals for all professional and support staff.
  2. Build relationships between library professionals, faculty, and student services professionals.
  3. Encourage staff excellence in performance of job duties and professional development.
  4. Encourage collaboration within the library and across College departments.
  5. Implement collective bargaining agreements as they relate to members of the area and consult with the Human Resources Office in implementation of the collective bargaining agreements.
  6. Lead the assessment of effectiveness of programs and services provided by the department.
  7. Make recommendations to the Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs on staff recruitment, full-time and part-time appointments, reappointments, salary adjustments, promotions, sabbaticals, tenure and leaves of absence for all personnel in the area, day and evening.
  8. Conduct regular staff meetings and implement other strategies to ensure effective communication with library personnel.
  9. Approve time and attendance for all staff in the department.

 

 B.    Program/Services and Process Improvement

  1. Collaborate with faculty, the Coordinator of Library Services, and library staff to develop, review, assess, and revise information literacy curriculum, related information literacy learning resources, and assessments of student learning outcomes.
  2. Support the Coordinator of Learning Resources to provide effective tutoring and learning support services according to the standards of the College Reading and Learning Association.
  3. Lead the department in planning, implementing, and evaluating existing services and print and electronic resources.
  4. Collaborate with academic and student services divisions to enhance and improve student and staff centered programs and services.
  5. Review and revise, as appropriate, all information regarding library programs, services and procedures found in the catalog, the Student Handbook, the Academic Policy and Standards Manual, and on www.capecod.edu.
  6. Maintain appropriate records for student and community usage of programs and services.
  7. Collaborate with the Coordinator of Library Services and library professional staff to review and maintain partnership agreements (CLAMS etc.) and related regulations and standards of library practice (Association of College & Research Librarians).
  8. Communicate and implement administrative, Board, and academic policies for department staff.
  9. Provide information and support to other areas of the College.

 C.    General Administrative Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Coordinate and manage cost center budgets to support the College's strategic plan.
  2. Approve all expenditures, regardless of source of funding.
  3. Act on staff requests for attendance at professional conferences and meetings in consultation with the President or Vice President.
  4. Recommend travel requests to the Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs.
  5. Ensure that department policies and procedures are consistent with institutional policies and procedures.
  6. Represent the department on College committees.  Serve on committees as assigned.
  7. Prepare information in digital and print formats for a variety of publications including College catalogs, College website, brochures, etc., in cooperation with the Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs and submit material to the Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing for publication.
  8. Other duties as assigned.

 D.    Professional and External Affairs Management 

  1. Attend and represents the College at statewide affinity groups and other meetings, conventions, seminars, workshops, etc., as appropriate. 
  2. Support and assist department staff to meet their needs for professional development.
  3. Support outreach activities to the community to encourage utilization of library resources and services.
  4. Hold regular meetings with appropriate faculty and staff to review and evaluate policies and procedures.
  5. Engage in professional development to keep current with changes in library technology, resources, services, and state and federal laws related to utilization of library resources and services.

 

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

  1. Master's degree in library science or a closely related field.
  2. Three years of experience as an academic librarian.
  3. Three years of management experience in a post-secondary institution including experience in assessing programs/services, staff supervision, and budget management.
  4. Experience in assessing the effectiveness of library programs and services.
  5. Experience working with diverse populations to create an inclusive and collegial campus climate.
  6. Demonstrated commitment to the comprehensive community college mission.

 

ADDITIONAL PREFERRED QUALIFICATION:

  1. Demonstrated experience in planning and implementing innovative and inclusive library spaces, programs, and services that engage and promote learning for community college students.

 

COMPENSATION: Full-time, Non-Unit Professional Position

Annual Salary Range of $75,000 - $85,000, dependent upon qualifications

Includes participation in a comprehensive employee benefits program

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Immediate need; applications reviewed upon receipt.

                                               

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested candidates must apply online by visiting:                                                                                http://capecod.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=100771.     

Please visit our website at www.capecod.edu for information on Cape Cod Community College.

 

This appointment is subject to the FY2019 budget appropriations.

 

Appointment is subject to SORI (Sex Offender Registry Information), a publicly-accessible Massachusetts CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) and national background checks.

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Reference Content Intern, Credo Reference, Boston, MA

Reference Content Internship-
Fall 2018
 

Credo Reference is seeking a part-time Reference Content Intern (15-20 hours/week) to join our team. Credo has a database of full-text reference content - nearly 5 million entries from 4,000+ reference books and directories, including subject encyclopedias and dictionaries, quotations, biographies, chronologies, statistics and historical documents.  

 

Schedule: We are flexible with work schedule as long as those hours can be worked during normal business hours M-F 9-5 EST.

 

Location: Our office is based in Boston, but students from all U.S. locations will be considered since working remotely would be fine.

 

You will help Credo to make our reference database even better by developing Topic Pages to capture users' interest, doing some analytics on our content and editing XML to facilitate correct data ingestion into our product. If you'd enjoy working with a small team of librarians and content experts as much as putting your head down and spending hours doing research, we'd like to meet you. If you've ever looked up something in a reference book and then kept reading because the next entry was just as interesting, this internship could be for you.  

 

About the Internship:

  • Create and edit Topic Pages - summaries of topics in many different subject areas.

  • Project work pertaining to book metadata, research, and usage analytics.

  • Prepare XML and media for publication within online products.

About You:

  • You are a graduate student studying Library Science with a humanities or social sciences background.

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

  • You are capable (and enjoy) working with Excel/Google Spreadsheets and you are comfortable with many spreadsheet functions.

  • Experience working with XML and XML editors, preferably Emacs or Oxygen.

  • You have a keen eye for detail and an innate knack for catching bad or messy data.

  • Can read technical documentation to create structured documents.

Interested students should apply here.

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Access Services/Systems Librarian, CCRI, Warwick, RI

The Community College of Rhode Island is currently accepting applications for the Access Services/Systems Librarian currently available on the Warwick campus.

For full details, please see https://jobs.ccri.edu/postings/2003

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Assistant Librarian, North Shore Community College, Danvers, MA

Part Time Assistant Librarian, Danvers Campus Library

Non-benefited, MCCC unit position

This is an 8-12 hour per week evening position during the academic semester, 4pm-8pm; days of the week will be determined based on Library needs, but will fall between Monday and Thursday evenings.

 

General Summary:

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 Danvers campus during evening 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.

 

Specific Responsibilities

  •  Provides reference services, online assistance, and one-on-one library instruction that promotes the information literacy competencies of our students
  • Assists in providing chat, email, and SMS reference support on an assigned schedule
  • Offers class instruction in information literacy
  • Participates in the assessment of student learning and evaluation of the overall effectiveness of our instructional services
  • Participates in collection development activities
  • Assists in collection maintenance projects
  • Assists in the development of new library programs and services
  • Serves as a backup for the access services assistant as needed
  • Performs other duties, as required

 

Requirements:

  1. MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program (MLS Candidate may be considered with appropriate coursework)
  2. Reference and instruction experience
  3. Knowledge of online databases and Internet resources
  4. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  5. Reliability and dependability are extremely important

 

Additional Information:

Salary$28.29 per hour, non-benefited position

Starting date: September 6, 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:

Submit resume and cover letter indicating how your experience matches the qualifications of the position at https://nscc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=100735

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Metadata Librarian, Specialized Collections, ASU Library, Phoenix, AZ

Metadata Librarian for Specialized Collections

Are you interested in working at the most innovative university in the country?

Ranked #1 for innovation three years in a row by U.S. News and World Report, Arizona State University has become the foundational model for a new paradigm for public higher education - committed to access, excellence and impact - and is now actively engaged in building a new library for the 21st century.

Serving as a critical gateway to ASU's growing research and knowledge enterprise, ASU Library works to collaborate, educate and innovate across disciplines, communities and technologies, while leveraging key research and learning opportunities that are unique to ASU.

ASU Library seeks a highly motivated, collaborative and service-oriented Metadata Librarian for Specialized Collections to develop and manage the metadata program, providing descriptive metadata for physical and digital special collections and archival resources including, but not limited to, rare books, photographic and manuscript collections, and digital objects. Working under the direction of the Head of Acquisition and Metadata Services and in conjunction with administrators, librarians, curators, archivists and staff in specialized collections, the Metadata Librarian for Specialized Collections sets priorities and policies for providing access to collections via ASU Library's online discovery and access platforms, and works collaboratively with repository services and collections staff to coordinate metadata creation for digital collections. The Metadata Librarian for Specialized Collections creates and edits metadata for physical and digital special collections material, contributes to the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC), trains and supervises cataloging staff, participates in the governance and general management of the unit, and maintains a high-level working knowledge of national and international theory and practice pertaining to librarianship, specifically specialized collections.

ASU Library is a strong supporter of student success and a critical partner in realizing the New American University mission of access, excellence and impact. Success at ASU is measured not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed.

A center of energy, imagination and innovation, ASU Library is home to eight library facilities across four ASU campus locations - providing students and faculty access to millions of information resources, world-class collections, outstanding study spaces, advanced data centers and a suite of makerspaces and creative services. More information about the library can be found at lib.asu.edu.

Required qualifications

  • Master's degree in library and/or information science from an American Library Association accredited program
  • Minimum two years of experience with original cataloging of specialized collections and/or rare books
  • Working knowledge of AACR2/RDA, DCRB, LCSH, LC classification system, MARC content designation, and other tools used for special collections/rare book cataloging
  • Working knowledge of non-MARC metadata schema and content standards, particularly EAD, Dublin Core, and PREMIS

Preferred qualifications

  • Broad academic background particularly in the humanities
  • Knowledge of authority control theory and practice
  • Experience with OCLC or similar utility
  • Supervisory and/or training experience
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Reading knowledge of one or more languages other than English

Salary and Rank: This is a continuing track Academic Professional position; Associate/Full Librarian and salary dependent upon experience.

Application Procedures: Application packet consists of a cover letter, comprehensive vita or resume, and names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of 3 recent professional references. The application should be sent as a single (one) complete electronic file to Lillie Johnson (Lillie.Johnson@asu.edu). Questions about the position should be directed to Associate University Librarian for Collections and Strategy Lorrie McAllister (Lorrie.McAllister@asu.edu).

Application Deadline: Application deadline is September 7, 2018; applications will be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed.

Other Information: Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. A background check is required for employment. For more information regarding ASU, visit our website: www.asu.edu. For more information about the Phoenix metropolitan area, please visit www.visitarizona.com.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and minorities are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

 

https://lib.asu.edu/employment/metadata-librarian-specialized-collections

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Librarians, J. Eugene Smith Library, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT

J. Eugene Smith Library, Eastern Connecticut State University Public Services Librarian-Access Services

JOB DESCRIPTION: Public Services Librarian-Access Services Librarian - Assistant Librarian rank; full-time; tenure track.

RESPONSIBILITIES: As part of the library's public services division reporting to the Head of Public Services, this position supports the primary service desk functions of the Access Services Dept. (Circulation, Reserves, Interlibrary Loan, Stacks Maintenance) ensuring that Access Services is appropriately staffed all the hours that the library is open, including evenings and weekends. This librarian will supervise student and support staff and will act as evening supervisor, as needed. He/she will participate in the development, promotion and delivery of resources, services and programs that enhance library support for the university's instructional and research missions in conjunction with the library staff as a whole.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND ABILITIES:

  1. Manage all Access Services functions including circulation, reserves and interlibrary loan, stacks maintenance, serving as back-up support for all functions as needed. Recommend policies, procedures, services and enhancements in Access Services and participate in the delivery of those services. Communicates and enforces library policies and procedures.
  2. Supervise, train, and evaluate regular staff assigned to Access Services.
  3. Coordinate hiring, training, supervision and evaluation of student assistants assigned to Access Services.
  4. Provide unscheduled support for Access Services as need dictates, including nights and weekends.
  5. Keep statistics describing the use of access services, and assist library administration in the preparation of various reports requiring those statistics.
  6. Provide reference desk and/or circulation desk service a minimum of 6-12 hours per week.
  7. Provide general user education/information literacy instruction and serve as a liaison to one or more academic department(s) for purposes of collection/resource development and specialized user education/information literacy instruction.
  8. Work collegially and effectively with the library's professional and support staff as part of the library team.
  9. Keep abreast of current trends in policy, practices, and technologies as they pertain to public services, information literacy, interlibrary loan, document delivery, and professional librarianship in general.
  10. Participate in library and university activities as well as engage in scholarly and professional service activities for tenure and promotion.
  11. Work well with a culturally diverse client population.
  12. Perform other duties as assigned based on fluctuating library needs, including night/weekend work.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required: ALA accredited Master's degree or its equivalent; experience with an integrated library system, preferably ExLibris Alma/Primo; knowledge of and experience with electronic information resources and current information technology; the ability to work with library staff, university faculty members, students and people from the local community cordially and effectively; excellent oral and written communication skills with a strong service orientation.

Desired: College/research library experience including professional experience; supervisory experience; experience providing reference/information services; training or experience in creating instructional materials and delivering information literacy instruction; training or experience in collection development; training or experience with web and mobile applications to support library outreach; experience in interlibrary loan specifically using OCLC interlibrary loan, and ILLiad; an additional advanced degree.

TO APPLY: send letter of application, resume, and three recent signed letters of reference to: Janice Wilson, Director of Library Services, J. Eugene Smith Library, Eastern Connecticut State University, 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT 06226. Electronic applications are encouraged and can be email to wilsonj@easternct.edu. Screening begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Position #2: Public Services Librarian -- Reference and Instruction

JOB DESCRIPTION: Public Services Librarian-Reference and Instruction; Assistant Librarian rank; Full time; Tenure track

RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide reference and information services to Eastern's Smith Library users. Responsible for reference desk coordination and scheduling of Library Faculty and Lecturers. Assist Information Literacy Librarian with planning and delivery of the library's instruction program. Support Access Services functions as circumstances dictate. Report to the Head of Public and Research Services.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND ABILITIES:

  • Provide reference and information services to library users.
  • Coordinate and schedule reference desk coverage.
  • Assist the Information Literacy Librarian in developing instructional materials for classroom or online delivery.
  • Actively participate in the delivery of the library's instruction program.
  • Create and manage multiple library research guides for faculty and students.
  • Support Access Services functions as circumstances dictate.
  • Participate in the library's Liaison/Builder program for collection development.
  • Work collegially with all library staff, faculty, students, and other Library users.
  • Work well with a culturally diverse population.
  • Keep abreast of current trends in reference and information literacy services.
  • Participate in professional, library, and university activities as appropriate.
  • Perform other duties as assigned based on fluctuating library needs.
  • Some night and/or weekend work may be required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required: ALA accredited Master's degree or its international equivalent. A strong service orientation. Relevant experience in providing reference services and library instruction in a print and online environment. Experience using an online integrated library system, preferably ExLibris Alma/Primo. Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills. Ability to work harmoniously and effectively with all segments of the University community.

Desired: Academic library experience. Substantial information literacy experience, and demonstrated ability to deliver information literacy to students in an effective and engaging manner. Strong technical skills including knowledge of presentation/authoring software. An additional advanced degree in a subject area.

TO APPLY: send letter of application, resume, and three recent signed letters of reference to: Janice Wilson, Director of Library Services, J. Eugene Smith Library, Eastern Connecticut State University, 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT 06226. Electronic applications are encouraged and can be emailed to Wilsonj@easternct.edu. Screening begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.

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Head of Public Services, Smith College, Northampton, MA

Head of Public Services, Smith College, Northampton, MA

The Head of Public Services for Smith College Libraries manages all aspects of Public Services including circulation, reserves, stacks management, interlibrary loan, and coordinates in-person and virtual reference. This position is responsible for service quality, assessment, innovation including the creative use of technology in support of Public Service operations.

For more details and to apply: https://smithcollege.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=49118&job=ad0957-head-of-public-services

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Assistants, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Position #1

Processing Assistant

(Part-time)

 

There are two vacancies for a part-time assistant in Northeastern University Libraries' Archives and Special Collections Department. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in gaining experience in an archives and special collections setting while attending graduate school.

 

Duties:

  • Create processing plans
  • Arrange and rehouse manuscript and archival material
  • Create inventories and finding aids
  • Conduct shelf-reads
  • Standardize legacy data
  • Write blog posts
  • Digitization of select material
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in a graduate level archival or public history degree program
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and ArchivesSpace
  • Ability and willingness to lift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs.
  • Commitment to achieving and maintaining diversity in the workplace

Salary:

$14.00 per hour

 

Hours:

17 hours per week

 

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume via email to:

Daniel Lavoie, Collections Archivist, d.lavoie@northeastern.edu

92 Snell Library, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA  02115 617.373.3317.

  

 Position #2

Archives Reference Assistant

(Part-time)

 

There are two vacancies for a part-time reference assistant in the Northeastern University Libraries' Archives and Special Collections Department. The Archives Reference Assistant is responsible for assisting the Reference and Outreach Archivist with front facing and reference tasks. This position is for someone who is comfortable and welcoming who has the sensitivity to work with diverse community members.

 

Duties:

  • Provide reference service to University Faculty, staff and students, and to outside researchers
  • Refer reference questions to Reference and Outreach Archivist as necessary
  • Retrieve and re-shelve materials in Reading Room
  • Write blog posts promoting Archives materials or events.
  • Assist with digital exhibits
  • Manage reading room and assist patrons as needed while using materials
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in a graduate level archival or history degree program
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Interest in critical librarianship and inclusive and ethical archival practices
  • Familiarity or comfort with applications and interfaces such as Alma, ArchivesSpace, and Wordpress

Salary:

$14 per hour

 

Hours:

17 hours per week

 

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume via email to:

Molly Brown, Reference and Outreach Archivist, mo.brown@northeastern.edu

92 Snell Library, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA  02115 617.373.7656

 

 

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action Title IX employer. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

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Call for Applications: VRA Foundation Internship Award

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to invite applications for the sixth VRAF Internship Award in visual resources and image management. This internship is generously funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

The VRAF Internship Award provides financial support for graduate students and recent graduates preparing for a career in visual resources and image management. The award grants $3,000 to support a period of internship in archives, libraries, museums, visual resources collections in academic institutions, or other appropriate contexts. It also provides $1,000 for professional development, and a one-year complimentary student membership in the Visual Resources Association.

Candidates should apply after developing a project with a specific collection and prospective supervisor. Priority will be given to applicants who submit projects that support art historical or related visual cultural heritage research and scholarship. The VRAF Internship Award Committee favors opportunities in which the intern may integrate skills acquired during the course of his or her academic training to manage a project from beginning to end, with the host institution receiving needed help in making valuable but hidden cultural collections visible. Projects that would not occur without funding for an intern may be given special consideration. A complete description of the internship and application instructions are available at: https://vrafoundation.com/internship-award/.

Applications are due by August 6, 2018. The award recipient for 2018-2019 will be announced on August 27, 2018.

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Rare Book & Ephemera Cataloger, Eclectibles, Tolland, CT

POSITION DESCRIPTION: RARE BOOK AND EPHEMERA CATALOGER

Part-time: initially approximately 18 hours a week; full-time employment after 6 mos.

Eclectibles was established in 1987 with a clientele of both private and institutional collectors of original materials from the 18th through the mid-20th centuries. Primary focus is on ephemera, collections, manuscripts and related materials. Located in private premises in Tolland CT.

Primary duties to include:

  • Cataloguing, researching and listing of new inventory.
  • Assist in book and ephemera fair set up and break-down, clients interface, invoice preparation and related responsibilities.
  • Maintain inventory control.
  • Participate in document preparation.
  • Other duties as needed.

The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes and skills:

  • Previous experience in antiquarian book selling or library work is preferred but not essential.
  • Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with personal computers, website interfaces and database, word processing and design software.
  • An appreciation and understanding of handling original antiquarian items.
  • An interest in the promotion and preservation of antiquarian ephemera and books
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Evidence of analytical, organizational, communication, project, and time management skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and complete tasks and projects on time.
  • Work independently.
  • Dependable and prompt.
  • Ability to lift and carry boxes weighing approximately 30 pounds.

Starting Salary $15-20 per hour commensurate with experience. Growth opportunity.

Please send resume and references to ephemera@eclectibles.com.

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Library Media Specialist, Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School, South Hadley, MA

JOB POSTING: LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST

Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School (PVPA) provides students with a supportive and challenging environment that is responsive to multiple learning styles, emphasizes learning through the arts and integrates critical and creative thinking throughout the curriculum. PVPA prepares all of our students for higher education by employing a rigorous, standards-based curriculum in a nurturing and collaborative environment.

PVPA has an opportunity for a creative individual with strong communication and technology skills who can work successfully with students and faculty. Successful experience working in a middle school or high school is strongly preferred.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain PVPA's library collection, including electronic resources, to further students' use of the library and to support PVPA's academic and arts programs.
  • Support students' development of research skills across courses and departments.
  • Assist teachers in selection of books and other instructional materials (including electronic resources) to supplement the instructional program.
  • Manage and oversee the sign-out/request system for Chromebook carts and individual Chromebooks throughout the building.
  • Supervise students' use of the library to promote a welcoming and respectful learning environment for all; coordinate with homework support teachers
  • Create and monitor library budget.
  • Collaborate with Grade 7/8 Humanities teachers to assess struggling readers' placement in PVPA's reading intervention class, Reading Workshop.
  • Other responsibilities as required.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • CORI check/Fingerprinting

Preferred Requirements:

  • One or more years of experience working in a middle school or high school
  • MLS degree or in process of earning MLS degree
  • License as a School Librarian or Unified Media Specialist by DESE or in process of licensure

Supervised by:​ Director of Arts and Academics

Calendar: ​2018-19 school year

EOE:​ The Board of Trustees of Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School (PVPA) subscribes to the fullest extent to the principle of the dignity of all people and of their labors and will take action to ensure that any individual within PVPA who is responsible for hiring and/or personnel supervision understands that applicants are employed, assigned and promoted without regard to their race, creed, color, age, gender identity or gender expression, veteran status, disability, national origin or sexual orientation. Every available opportunity will be taken in order to assure that each applicant for a position is selected on the basis of qualifications, merit and ability.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please provide a written response to the following: At PVPA, we work to provide all students with an education that enables them to be contributing members of a multiethnic, multicultural society. We strive to ensure that our community of students, families and staff share the responsibility of creating a caring environment in which learning and equitable treatment can occur. Please describe any personal background, training, work or other experience that you feel would help us in achieving this goal. PLEASE SUBMIT AS AN ATTACHMENT.

To be considered a complete application, please submit all​ required documentation necessary to create the SchoolSpring file. Please do not send follow-up or additional paperwork or emails. If additional information is required, applicants will be contacted.

Please be sure to upload any and all transcripts to your SchoolSpring application.

Please apply to job #​ 2574044​ at schoolspring.com

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Reference and Instruction Librarian, UMA Libraries, Bangor, ME

Position Title: Reference and Instruction Librarian, UMA Libraries
Bargaining Unit: UMPSA
Salary Band/Wage Band: 03; the normal hiring range for this position is mid-thirties to low-forties
Primary work location negotiable: Augusta, Bangor or a UMA Center (locations statewide).
 
Statement of Job:
UMA transforms the lives of students of every age and background across the State of Maine and beyond through access to high-quality distance and on-site education, excellence in student support, civic engagement, and professional and liberal arts programs.  
UMA is the third largest public university in Maine. In addition to its main campus in the state's capital, UMA also serves students at its campus in Bangor (UMA Bangor) and through UMA Centers around the state. With its multiple locations and long-term expertise in online and distance learning, UMA is generally considered the university of choice for Mainers of all ages who want to attend college without uprooting their lives.
The University of Maine Augusta is seeking applicants for the position of Reference and Instruction Librarian. The librarian helps to effectively maintain distance library services for students, staff, and faculty. This individual is responsible for providing reference assistance as well as library support services to users. These services include both in-person and virtual library instruction, facilitating streaming video resources for UMS, face-to-face support of library patrons at a physical location, creation of learning objects such as videos and interactive tutorials, and the completion of other tasks as needed or assigned by the position's supervisor.
For more details and to apply: https://uma.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=49065

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University Archivist, Cooper Library, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

University Archivist

Clemson University Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented University Archivist. The archivist will provide leadership and expertise in archives and records administration, access to university records and archives in all formats, and instructional activities and research support. The University Archives serves as the official "institutional memory" of the university, providing long-term preservation and access to the collection documenting its development and history.  The University Archives is part of the Special Collections and Archives Unit that is distinguished for its strong collections in agriculture, textile history, and South Carolina politics.

 

Library faculty are members of the academic community, with responsibilities in the areas of librarianship, scholarship, and service. This is a 12-month tenure-track position accountable to the Head of Special Collections and Archives. 

For more information about the position, including how to apply, please see https://apply.interfolio.com/52684.

Applications received by August 24, 2018 will be guaranteed consideration.

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Head of Bookmobile Services, Beverly Public Library, Beverly, MA

Head of Bookmobile Services-Beverly Public Library
Job Description:

Responsible for professional and supervisory work in planning, implementing, and managing a comprehensive program of service for the Bookmobile. Maintains Plan of Service for Bookmobile.  Keeps informed about issues, services, and innovations related to Bookmobile and outreach delivery services. The work requires the exercise of considerable skill, initiative, and independent judgment. The work also requires a valid Commercial Driver's License or the ability to obtain a valid Commercial Driver's License within the first 6 months of employment.

Qualifications:

Master's Degree in Library or Information Science from a graduate school program accredited by the American Library AssociationApplicants must pass a background check and pre-employment physical and drug screen. All drivers of city vehicles are also subject to periodic random drug testing. 

Full Time. Salary $53,684-$67,804.

Closing Date: August 4, 2018

For more information and to apply, visit http://www.beverlyma.gov/head-of-bookmobile-services-2/

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Call for Participation: iConference 2019

iConference 2019 - 14th International Gathering of Information Scholars and Industry Professionals 

March 31 - April 3, 2019

Washington, DC, USA

https://ischools.org/the-iconference/call-for-participation/ 

Please join the 14th International Gathering of Information Scholars and Industry Professionals at iConference 2019 by submitting your research. We invite participants to discuss what it means to inform in the 21st century, how to broaden inclusion in the information revolution, and to question how we can best inspire individuals and organizations to use information for good in our rapidly changing knowledge society.

Topics:

information behavior

information policy

social, cultural, health and community informatics

education in Library and Information Science

information policy

information retrieval

information services

digital curation and preservation

digital youth

digital humanities

data science

data, text and knowledge mining

computational social science

big data

data analytics

data management 

network science

data ethics

Tracks:

Papers

Posters

Workshops

Sessions for Interaction and Engagement

iSchool Partnerships and Practices

Doctoral Student Colloquium

Early Career Colloquium

Doctoral Dissertation Award

Blue Sky Track (NEW FOR 2019)

Undergraduate Symposium (NEW FOR 2019)

Important Dates

10 September 2018: Deadline for papers, posters, workshop proposals, DC and ECC

1 October 2018: Deadline for Blue Sky, SIE, iSchools Partnerships and Practices, Undergraduate Symposium and Doctoral Dissertation Award

Call for Submissions: https://ischools.org/the-iconference/call-for-participation/

Website: https://iconference2019.umd.edu/

Linkedin Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ischools-inc/

Twitter: https://twitter.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IConference/

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Archival Processing Assistant, Mary Baker Eddy Library, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, MA

Archival Processing Assistant for the Mary Baker Eddy Library, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, MA

 

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 her, the ideas she advanced, her writings, and the institutions she founded and their healing mission.

 

The Archival Processing Assistant is a full-time, short-term, project-based position to reprocess the papers of Erwin D. Canham, a longtime editor of The Christian Science Monitor.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs folder-level archival processing and data entry into M-Files database for a collection of personal and business papers.
  • Creates a finding aid using the information found in the newly processed/reprocessed database records.

JOB REQUIREMENTS 

Education/Experience

Required:

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science, or one to two years of experience working in archives
  • Knowledge of archival standards such as Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS).

 

Knowledge/Skills

Ability to follow directions and work with minimal supervision. Experience with archival processing.

 

Technology Skills

Required:

  • Ability to learn unfamiliar computer systems quickly
  • Experience using database software
  • Familiarity with office Microsoft Office suite  and Google Drive

 

Work Environment

Must be able to lift 40 pounds.

 

 

Please go to www.christianscience.com/careers to submit your cover letter and resume.

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Two Positions, Scientific & Technical Information, NASA, Hampton, VA

NASA's Scientific and Technical Information (STI) Program Support Services has two positions to fill.

Document Verification Analyst
In support of the NASA Scientific and Technical Information (STI) program, which is an Agency Program operating out of NASA Langley Research Center. The NASA STI Program is responsible for the agency policy, associated procedures and systems needed to collect, process, maintain, archive and disseminate NASA STI.  The primary purpose of this role is to process and ensure appropriate dissemination of the collected STI to the agency repository known as the NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS).

Digital Repository Curator/Analyst 
In support of the NASA Scientific and Technical Information (STI) program, this position is responsible for the management and curation of digital image, multimedia, and full text/PDF documents within the NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Digital Repository.

The primary purpose of this role is to ensure the NASA STI digital repository (NTRS) is maintained in a condition that allows for the greatest dissemination of NASA research and development practicable.  The chosen candidate will essentially help to shape the way the NTRS is arranged and will facilitate discovery of NASA's rich collection in support of research and learning.

If interested in either position, send your resume to Zehna Windle at z.m.windle@nasa.gov.  

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Technology & Reference Librarian, Leominster Public Library, Leominster, MA

The Leominster Public Library is looking for a Technology and Reference Librarian to join our team. Previously the Adult Services Librarian, this position has been redesigned to reflect the needs of the community and the Library. The positions' duties are 50% Technological, 30% Supervisory and Training, 10% Reference and Public Service, and 10% other. This year the Library has funding approved for the creation of a new website. The person in this position will work with a team and a consultant to create a functional and responsive website, Library logo and branding, and interior signage. Creating a Technology Plan to evaluate, set goals, and assess Library technology is also a priority for this position.

The Technology and Reference Librarian is responsible for troubleshooting and repairing technology issues and is the technical liaison for the Library. This position is also responsible for training staff and conducting technology classes for patrons, along with updating the website and assisting with the Library's online presence. In addition to technology duties, the position supervises one full-time Historical Librarian, works on the service desks as needed, and is responsible for approving, confirming, and scheduling the use of public meeting rooms. A complete list of duties can be found below.

This position works full-time (34 hours/week), and the starting salary is non-negotiable at $51,013. Responsible for one evening of library/reference duty per week and a rotating Saturday shift.

New graduates are encouraged to apply. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supervises the Historical Librarian, and the activities of staff working at the Information Desk. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Technological Duties: (50% of time)

  • Provide support to staff and public workstations by investigating and resolving computer hardware and software problems of end users; Identify and correct printing problems, secure and lockdown workstations through use of security and lockdown tools; Responsible for software installations.
  • Serves as technical liaison with the City's IT company and vendors. Develops and makes recommendations for procedures for the library network and technology, and disseminates information concerning the operation, modifications, and enhancements of the system.
  • Organizes and coordinates the daily activities required for ongoing operation of the library network, printing, applications, and computers. Serves as a point of contact for library network, applications, hardware, and software in identification of problems, troubleshooting, and problem resolution.
  • Serves as webmaster, coordinating maintenance of the library's web page.
  • Oversees and contributes to the Library's online presence through social media and other outlets.
  • Responsible for purchasing and overseeing the budget for online reference services, print reference material, e-materials, and others as needed.
  • Develops technology assessments and plans based on customer, library, and staff needs.
  • Evaluates, purchases, installs, and maintains library hardware and software and all related items.
  • Retains software and database licenses as well as service contracts for all network-related equipment.
  • Provides usage reports on databases and other tools, as well as assists with the renewal and licensing of library databases and products.
  • Monitors technology and service developments in the library field, as well as changes in community needs and expectations. 
  • Assists with setting and scheduling building management systems and the use of badge-creation hardware.
  • Attends the City's Information Technology Task Force meetings.

Supervisory/Training Duties: (30% of time)

  • Oversees the day-to-day operations of the Information Desk and the staff working on the desk.
  • Supervises the Historical Librarian.
  • Conducts staff training of online catalog, databases, online reference service, and web page.
  • Conducts technology classes for the public.
  • Develops technology competencies for staff, creates staff training and troubleshooting manuals, assists in the creation and management of the Library's Technology Plan.

 

Reference/Public Service Duties: (10% of time)

  • Works directly with the public at the Information Desk and by roving, assisting patrons with all types of reference and informational questions whether in person, by phone, or by email.
  • Covers any one of the public service desks when required.
  • Provides reference and technology advisory service to the public.

 

Other: (10% of time)

  • Responsible for approving, confirming, and scheduling the use of public meeting rooms for staff and community members.
  • Develops and oversees grants for library technology programs and services when appropriate.
  • Compiles, reviews, and interprets statistical data regarding Reference and Technological services. Compiles periodic statistics and for the ARIS report and monthly Trustees Reports.
  • Contributes to other Library programs and services as needed.

 

Education and Experience:

Master's Degree in Library Science is required. Two (2) years of public library experience is preferred.




Core Competencies:

  • A strong background in computers/technology and non-print materials formats.
  • Knowledge of reference resources and techniques as well as a strong commitment to public service and the provision of exceptional service.
  • Experience teaching general and specialized information literacy classes and excellent teaching and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging library principles, practices, and technologies.
  • Ability to train library staff and patrons in new and existing technologies, and to simplify complex technological topics for novices.
  • Excellent problem-solving and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work within a budget.
  • Demonstrates creativity, teamwork, innovation, flexibility, and a positive attitude.
  • Demonstrates poise in a busy setting serving patrons and staff with high expectations.
  • Excellent reference skills and ability to relate to patrons of all ages.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with little supervision and to work effectively in collaborative teams to achieve common goals.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective knowledge-based relationships with vendors.
  • Experience in working with a diverse community.


Bilingual abilities desirable.

 

Send cover letter and resume to Wendy Hurley at whurley@leominster-ma.gov.

 

The full job description may be found at:

http://www.leominster-ma.gov/depts/hr/job/jobdetails.asp?JobID=77

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Programs Intern, Cambridge Historical Society, Cambridge, MA

Cambridge Historical Society

Programs Intern Position Description

About the Society

From the American Revolution to the biotech revolution, the history of Cambridge is unlike that of any other city. Working together with our community, the Cambridge Historical Society connects the past with our present and future, serves as stewards of our collective history, and inspires curiosity in generations to come.

About our Programs

Each year the Society organizes its programs series around a central theme, framed as a question; which is designed to bring the historical perspective to issues of local contemporary concern. In 2019, we are asking "How does Cambridge engage?"

About the Role

The Society seeks an intern to assist with programs research and logistics.

Areas of Focus

  • Research local historical resources related to the 2019 theme," How does Cambridge engage?" Develop a theme timeline, resource list, and image library. Research potential event speakers and oral history narrators.
  • Logistics: assist with event preparation, execution, and follow-up for three fall 2018 eventsour annual fall symposium and two "history cafés."

Timing

The Society seeks an Intern for the Fall 2018 semester.

Skillsets required and how to apply

A successful Programs Intern will possess research skills, be detail-oriented and organized, and be willing to contribute fully as a member of the Society's team. Love of local history is a must. The Programs Intern will report directly to the Society's Programs Specialist, Lynn Waskelis. The internship is unpaid. Hours are flexible, and some work can be completed off-site. For more information and to submit your application, please email Marieke Van Damme at mvandamme@cambridgehistory.org

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Graduate Assistants, Simmons Community Engagement, Boston, MA

Position #1-

Simmons Community Engagement                                                  

Graduate Assistant - Special Projects Coordinator

AY 2018 - 2019

 

About the Simmons Community Engagement

Simmons Community Engagement (SCE) facilitates and promotes community-based learning and develops strategic partnerships to advance learning, promote civic engagement, and enhance community involvement in order to create a more just society.  Contact us for questions and support related to community-based learning, co-curricular engagement and service opportunities, and involvement in the Boston community.

 

About the Special Projects Coordinator Graduate Assistant Position

This position offers a unique opportunity for a graduate student to hone skills in program development, recruitment, project management and communication.  The graduate assistant will be responsible for coordinating and supporting the following projects:

 

Program Coordinator - Promising Pals:

The graduate student assistant will collaborate with the Alumnae/i Relations office and (SCE as a liaison with the Timilty Middle School for their school wide pen pal program. Activities will include outreach, recruitment of 150 Simmons community members, database management, and facilitating program logistics as well as creating communication pieces, updating the pal handbook, designing and implementing program evaluation.  The Coordinator will also be responsible for convening, attending and note taking at monthly meetings, working with Timilty staff to create the agenda and distribute meeting minutes to the program planning committee.  (approximately 7 hours/week)

 

SCE Communications:

The graduate student assistant will be responsible for developing and overseeing the AY 18 - 19 SCE communications plan in order to promote our work both within the college and externally to our community partners. Activities include managing our social media accounts and submitting regularly to newsletters and other communications tools,

 

Service-Learning Evaluation:

The graduate student assistant will provide support to the Assistant Director for Service-Learning to collect, input, and analyze data related to service-learning courses offered at Simmons. (approximately 5 hours/week)

 

The graduate assistant will also be responsible for attending bi-weekly meetings of SCE and any other Simmons Community Events as necessary, as well as performing any other duties as may be needed for the overall success of Simmons Community Engagement.

 

Compensation:

This is an hourly position. The Graduate Student Assistant will be paid $15/hour

 

Requirements:

  • Must be a current enrolled student in any graduate school at Simmons College;
  • Ability to work 15-20 hours per week;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and/or Adobe InDesign;
  • Strong writing and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently
  • Be available from August until July

 

To apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter describing your interest in the position to Meghan.doran2@simmons.edu. Position will be open until filled.

Position #2

Simmons Community Engagement                                                  

Graduate Assistant for Student-Led Community Service Programs and Partnerships

AY 2018 - 2019

About Simmons Community Engagement

Simmons Community Engagement facilitates and promotes community-based learning and develops strategic partnerships to advance learning, promote civic engagement, and enhance community involvement in order to create a more just society.  Contact us for questions and support related to community-based learning, co-curricular engagement and service opportunities, and involvement in the Boston community.

About the Graduate Assistant for Student-Led Community Service Programs and Partnerships

This position offers a unique opportunity for a graduate student to delve into community engagement, service, and college/community partnerships, developing and strengthening skills in program management, student leadership development, and community partnership support.  The graduate assistant will be responsible for coordinating and supporting the student-led community service programs in the following ways:

  • Support student leaders through bi-weekly team meetings, monthly leadership retreats, and consistent communication, as they work to implement afterschool enrichment programs at Boston Public Schools and Community Centers;
  • Manage assessment activities to measure impact of programs on community youth as well as on college student service providers;
  • Connect and collaborate with community partner sites (schools, community centers, nonprofit orgs, etc) to ensure programming is meeting student and partner needs in line with site expectations;
  • Contribute to recruitment of student volunteers through Connections Carnival and on-campus recruitment efforts;
  • Support training and reflection activities to build skills and provide professional development opportunities for students;
  • Collecting and archiving materials throughout the year to support sustainability of programs and partnerships; and
  • Plan and oversee end of year celebration with Simmons Community Engagement staff support.

 

The graduate assistant will also be responsible for attending Simmons community events as necessary, as well as performing any other duties as may be needed for the overall success of the Simmons Community Engagement.

 

Supervision:

This position will work closely with Assistant Director for Student-Led Community Service.

Compensation:

This is an hourly position. The Graduate Student Assistant will be paid $15/hour

Requirements:

  • Must be a current enrolled student in any graduate school at Simmons College;
  • Ability to work 12-15 hours per week;
  • Experience and/or interest in community engagement, emphasis on co-curricular service and leadership programs;
  • Education background preferred;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse body of students and staff;
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task a variety of responsibilities;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and/or Adobe InDesign;
  • Be available from August/September through mid-May.

To apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter describing your interest in the position via the Workday job posting. Priority application deadline is August 15. Position will be open until filled.

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Library Assistant, Whitinsville Social Library, Northbridge, MA

PART TIME POSITION OPENING

TOWN OF NORTHBRIDGE

LIBRARY ASSISTANT

 

The Town of Northbridge seeks candidates to fill part-time Library Assistant position at Whitinsville Social Library for the following shifts (not to exceed 19.5 hours a week):

  • Tuesdays 10-3
  • Wednesdays 10-3
  • Thursdays 3-8

 

Primary responsibilities:

  • promoting Whitinsville Social Library services
  • providing direct customer service
  • demonstrating to patrons how to use self-service options including using their online library account, library apps, registering for events and museum passes and downloading e-books & e-audiobooks

 

The work is detailed and fast-paced. Must be able to prioritize tasks and increase output without losing accuracy. Must be able to work with people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds from the community. Job involves standing, walking or using stairs for the entire shift. Performs Library Page tasks (shelving books, pulling books, shelf-reading) in the absence of a Library Page.

 

Starting pay is $12.77 per hour.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma
  • Six months experience in customer-facing position
  • Outgoing and energetic
  • Two years of computer experience
  • Experience with downloadable media and devices
  • Experience with personal computers, Internet/browsers, Google and printers/copy machines
  • Detail oriented with an ability to use alpha-numeric organizational schemes
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, stand for up to 8 hours, repeatedly bend and stoop to reach shelves, and work under very noisy conditions for up to 1 hour
  • Ability to pass a criminal records (CORI) check

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Frequent public library patron
  • Previous library experience and/or MLIS student
  • Uses apps on a mobile device
  • Reads for enjoyment
  • Experienced with arts & crafts, marketing, or social media management

 

Interested applicants must submit Town of Northbridge employment application and resume to:  

Rebecca Sasseville             rsasseville@cwmars.org

Library Director

Whitinsville Social Library,

17 Church St, Whitinsville, MA  01588. 

Applications can be picked up at the library or downloaded at http://tinyurl.com/WSLEMPAPP0717

 

Deadline is Monday August 13, 2018 (by midnight if emailed).

Interviews may be held before deadline.

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

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Library/Media Teacher, Clarke & Hadley Elementary Schools, Swampscott, MA

Libray/Media Teacher

Swampscott Public Schools - Clarke and Hadley Elementary Schools
2018-19 School Year
Start Date: August 27, 2018
 
Job Description:
 
Technology 
  • Teaching experience integrating technology and curriculum
  • Experience with multimedia tools (SmartBoard, projection systems, digital cameras, etc.)
  • Experience with G Suite for Education and MS Office
  • Working knowledge of MAC computers and software, Chromebooks, and iPads (DoInk!, Explain Everything, Scratch, and other apps for creating)
  • Proficient searching library databases and web for information
 
Library
  • Join with teachers and others to plan and implement meaningful experiences that will promote a love of reading and lifelong learning.  
  • Empower students to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers and ethical users of information.  
  • Create an environment that is conducive to active, participatory learning, resource-based instructional practices, and collaboration with teaching staff.    
  • Collaborate with teachers to design and teach engaging inquiry and learning experiences and assessments that incorporate multiple literacies and foster critical thinking.  
  • Participate in the implementation of collaboratively planned learning experiences by providing group and individual instruction.  
  • Provide leadership and expertise in the selection, acquisition, evaluation, and organization of information resources and technologies.  
  • Share with the school community collaboratively developed and up-to-date district policies concerning issues such as materials selection, circulation, reconsideration of materials, copyright, privacy and acceptable use.  
 
Additional Skills/Qualifications:
  • DESE Certification - Library All Levels 
  • Willingness to travel among schools to work with other Library Media Specialists for training and collaboration 
  • Flexibility, organization, decision-making, and problem-solving skills 
  • Motivated to grow with this position 
Please apply on SchoolSpring.com and include a cover letter, resume, college transcripts, certification, and three letters of reference.

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Systems Librarian, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

Systems Librarian

David & Lorraine Cheng Library

Posting Date: June 20, 2018

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, batch loading of records 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).
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated commitment to service and professional development.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least one (1) year of professional experience working with library systems.
  • Second graduate degree.
  • System administration experience with Linux, Windows and/or Voyager system(s).
  • Excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills.

 

    Invitation to apply:

    Please click to apply for the position. - http://wpunj.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=53

 

    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 talent@wpunj.edu

 

The Clery Act (The Jean Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistic Act) requires all institutions of higher learning to make available to prospective employees our agency's Annual Security Report. A copy of this information is available on the University Police Department website at the Clery Act page. A paper copy of this report can be obtained at the University Police Department upon request.

 

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

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Head of Reference, C.H. Booth Library, Newtown, CT

Head of Reference (Full-time) - C.H. Booth Library, Newtown

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

Job Summary: The Head of Reference manages the Reference Department including staffing, scheduling, collection development, business outreach, providing reference and reader's advisory. Serves as part of the library management team including UX, database selection, and advisement on the library facility. Experience with Wordpress, Evergreen ILS, and archives management preferred.

Salary $56,000-64,000/year DOE with competitive benefits.

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

Send resume and cover letter to chboothcareers@gmail.com by Friday, August 17th at 4:00pm.

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Call for Proposals: LRRT

LRRT is now accepting proposals for programs for the 2019 ALA Annual Conference.  Research-related presentations of all kinds are encouraged. This CFP is in addition to the competitive 2019 LRRT Research Forum which will be open later this fall. 

For information about submitting a program proposal for the 2019 Annual Conference to take place in Washington, D.C., June 20-25, 2019, as well as a link to the submission site, please visit: http://www.ala.org/news/member-news/2018/06/2019-ala-annual-conference-program-proposals-are-now-open

 

Important Dates

Call for Proposals Closes: August 31, 2018

Final Decisions: November 9, 2018

Schedule of Sessions Announced: December 5, 2018

For more information, please contact Jen Sweeney at jksweeney572@gmail.com.

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Library Director, Buckland Public Library, Buckland, MA

LIBRARY DIRECTOR: Buckland Public Library (20 hours/week. Benefits available)

We are seeking an enthusiastic director for our community library in historic upper Buckland, Massachusetts. The direct is responsible for management and operation of the library and its programs. Works closely with Board of Trustees as advisor and participant in policy and budget development, goal-setting, planning and evaluation. Other responsibilities include collection development, budget management and personnel administration.

Full job description at mblc.state.ma.us.

Send resume and cover letter to bucklandlibrarytrustees@gmail.com.

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Reference Intern, Special Collections, State Library of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

Reference Internship

State Library of Massachusetts-Special Collections Department, Boston, MA

Fall 2018

 

 

The Special Collections Department is offering part-time unpaid internships to assist with reference and other special projects.

 

Description

The intern will work with staff to cover the reference desk (helping on-site patrons, answering telephone and written inquiries). Duties may also include processing of small collections, basic catalog and record enhancement, records management and appraisal of the Library's archival records, inventories and re-housing of historical materials, collection surveys, and digitization.

 

We request a minimum commitment of eight hours per week, in blocks of four hours, preferably either 9am-1pm, or 1pm-5pm.

 

Start date: flexible; this internship will start any time after August 13 including after the fall semester begins.

 

The State Library of Massachusetts

Since the early nineteenth century, the State Library has collected materials that reflect Massachusetts' government, culture and history, and continues to maintain the most comprehensive collection of Massachusetts state publications in existence. Its collection has been carefully and thoughtfully gathered for almost 200 years, and it forms a tremendous resource for all areas of Massachusetts research. The Library has an active program to make its collections available through public programs, exhibitions, and digitization.

 

The State Library's Special Collections Department includes items that need special care due to their age, fragility, or format. Holdings comprise rare books, manuscripts, broadsides, newspapers, tax valuations, architectural drawings, prints and photographs, scrapbooks, and souvenirs. The collection is particularly strong in nineteenth and twentieth-century city directories, maps, and atlases.

 

State Library internships are unpaid, but provide students with valuable work experience in a unique library setting. The library is conveniently located in downtown Boston in the Massachusetts State House, one block from the Park Street MBTA station. Our operating hours are Monday through Friday 9-5.

 

 

For more information, contact Beth Carroll-Horrocks or Silvia Mejia at the Special Collections Department: special.collections@mass.gov, or 617-727-2595. To apply for this internship, please send a cover letter and resume to special.collections@mass.gov.

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History and Modern Languages Librarian, UML, Miami, FL

The University of Miami Libraries (UML) seeks an intellectually curious and highly collaborative librarian for the position of History and Modern Languages Librarian, located in Richter Library's Learning and Research Services unit, a department providing support for the College of Arts and Sciences and five other schools and colleges (Communication, Education, Engineering, Graduate, and Nursing) at the University of Miami. The librarian serves as UML's liaison to the Departments of History and Modern Languages and Literatures, in the College of Arts and Sciences, and plays a key role in advancing the UML's support for an ambitious program of learning and research articulated in the University's Roadmap To Our New Century. In addition to providing support for faculty researchers and teachers, the History and Modern Languages Librarian assists undergraduate and graduate students as they seek to gain knowledge and skills necessary to conduct research and communicate its results to broad audiences.

Serving as a member of a diverse and engaged team of liaison librarians, information specialists, and peer research consultants (undergraduate and graduate students), the librarian contributes to developing a library that serves as the "heart of learning" at the university by fostering meaningful relationships with faculty and students and supporting the learning and research needs of the university community. The History and Modern Languages Librarian also collaborates actively with librarians in UML's Special Collections, University Archives, and the Cuban Heritage Collection; librarians who offer services through the Digital Scholarship Lab; and university colleagues in academic service units participating in the Learning Commons, including the Modern Languages Lab, our newest partner in the Commons.

For more information, click here.

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Library Sales Representative, Backstage Library Works, Northeast, Location Negotiable

Library Sales Representative, Northeast - Location Negotiable

Backstage Library Works provides professional services to libraries, museums, and archives. Join a dynamic sales and marketing team representing and selling preservation digitization and microfilm, cataloging, retrospective conversion, reclassification, record upgrade, authority control, data conversion, and on-site services to libraries and other cultural institutions. 

The sales representative will cover a designated territory that includes: New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Maritime Provinces.

Candidate should be located near a metropolitan area within the region. 

MLS/MLIS preferred.

 

View the full announcement:
http://bslw.com/careers 

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Law Library Assistant, Boston College Law Library, Newton Centre, MA

Position Description:

The Law Library Assistant handles a wide range of library activities in a highly automated and computerized environment.  The responsibilities for this position include: providing assistance to patrons at the Library's Information Desk, including answering basic reference questions; managing the University's print management system, Pharos; participating in Law Library marketing and social media; computer lab management; shelving and stack maintenance; loose-leaf and microfiche filing; assisting users with microform, photocopy and audiovisual equipment; opening, sorting and distributing library mail.  Other duties include night and/or weekend supervisory responsibilities (one evening per week; two to three Saturdays per semester) which include opening and/or closing the Library building. The position also entails utilizing the Library's integrated online system for technical processing duties including cataloging, invoicing, serials check-in and other processing operations. Additional responsibilities assigned to law library assistants typically include one or more of the following: bindery operations, course reserves processing, microform processing, government documents processing, interlibrary loan/document delivery, processing of added volumes, support activities relating to collection development and acquisitions, editing and updating Library web pages, assistance in managing faculty publications initiatives, supporting the Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication Librarian in various projects, editing and producing the Law Library's electronic newsletter.

 

This is a full-time 35 hour per week position. During the academic year hours are 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. four days per week, with a weekly evening shift from 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., and two to three Saturday shifts per semester. During the summer hours are 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

Requirements:

College degree strongly preferred; strong organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to work with complex library materials; high degree of flexibility to handle changing priorities and schedules; ability to work both independently and as a team member; strong customer service orientation; willingness to take initiative; well-developed computer skills and familiarity with integrated library systems, preferably Alma; web publishing experience preferred; library experience preferred.

 

Salary Range:

$37,200 - $46,500

 

About Boston College

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

 

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

 

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.

 

How to Apply:

To apply online please visit the Boston College Human Resources Job Opportunities website at: https://www.bc.edu/bcjobs and follow the link for Regular Staff Position Openings. Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume electronically (as a PDF or MS Word document). Boston College also accepts resumes and cover letters through US Mail at Boston College, Department of Human Resources, 129 Lake Street. Room 110, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA  02467. Please be sure to reference Job Requisition 2116 in your correspondence.

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Head of Electronic Resources & Serials Acquisitions, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Harvard Library seeks a dynamic, imaginative, and collaborative leader to guide and evolve Harvard Library's management of print serials and electronic resources.  Applying their solid record of leadership and vision across Harvard's vast online and physical collections, the Head of Electronic Resources and Serials Acquisitions will guide the development of a unified strategy, best practices, and workflows for managing fee-based and open access online resources that encompass all library parties of the content ecosystem--collection development, technical services, and scholarly communication while maintaining the accurate and timely acquisition of a significant and robust collection of print serials.

 

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

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Librarian, Collection Development, Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

Collection Development: Librarian I

 

Enthusiastic individual wanted to work in a team-oriented MLN member library serving a diverse, urban community with an excellent collection of print, audio-visual and electronic resources.

 

Qualifications include:  ALA accredited Master's Degree in Library Science; more than 1 year computer/electronic database experience; 5 years' professional library experience, preferably with a history of collection development, or any equivalent combination of education and experience; strong interest and comfort in working with library collections and related statistics & analytics; comfort and confidence in all matters of technology including experience with social media; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of library work; ability to work with library staff and a diverse general public with wide ranging needs in a tactful and courteous manner; ability to perform under pressure, including handling emergencies; stellar communication, customer service and instructional 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: Oversees collection development including print, non-print & electronic materials; responsible for reviewing, selecting and weeding materials and monitoring staff activities of same; evaluate patron recommendations; assess relative health and success of library collections; provide readers' advisory support, programming and outreach. Serve community by locating materials and information via all print and electronic resources, in person and on the telephone. Answer telephones, check items in and out, register patrons, maintain patron accounts and other general public service desk duties as assigned. Assist patrons in troubleshooting personal computers, library OPACs and various other types of electronic equipment. Respond to patrons' questions and concerns. Interpret and enforces library policies. Participate in Minuteman group(s) and other professional development workshops; Refer patrons to other departments and institutions as appropriate. Perform other duties at the discretion of supervisors.

 

Preferred: Fluency in Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole or Portuguese; familiarity with III Sierra software.

 

35 hours per week including staffing a public service desk a minimum of one evening per week, minimum of one Saturday and one Sunday per month year-round.

 

Starting salary: $62,683. Excellent benefits.

 

Deadline to apply: Open until filled with preference given to applications completely received by August 31, 2018

 

Qualified candidates should submit, preferably in one complete pdf file:

  • Completed City of Waltham employment application

              ( https://www.city.waltham.ma.us/human-resources-department )

  • Three letters of professional reference

(Must be less than 2 yrs old. Also must be signed or sent directly from source)

  • Resume
  • Letter of interest to: 

Mary Gullotti

Human Resources Department, 119 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451

MGullotti@city.waltham.ma.us  /  781-314-3356

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Reference Librarian, Brockton Public Library, Brockton, MA

Brockton Public Library System

 

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

 

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

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

 

Duties:

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

 

Qualifications:

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

 

Benefits:

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

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Collections Archivist, Alabama Department of Archives & History, Montgomery, AL

The Alabama Department of Archives and History is now accepting applications for another entry-level Collections Archivist position.

 

Position:

30430 Archivist - Collections Archivist

Annual Salary Range:

$33,086.40-$50,119.20

Deadline to apply:

September 4, 2018

Anticipated start date:

Fall 2018

 

The Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) seeks a motivated, entry-level Collections Archivist for the department's Archival Collections Section. This is a full-time position and includes state benefits.

 

Reporting to the head of the Archival Collections Section, the archivist will work in all aspects of archival accessions, processing, and description. S/he will organize and rehouse collections; identify sensitive materials; research the historical context of collections; produce catalog records and finding aids using MARC and DACS; work with special formats including photographs and born-digital records; assist with new accessions; and promote ADAH and its programs through presentations, tours, site visits, and other outreach activities.

 

The complete job announcement is attached, and available on our website.

 

Please contact Dorothy A. Davis with questions about this position or the application process at 334-353-4746 ordorothya.davis@archives.alabama.gov.

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Student Assistants, School Library Journal Leadership Basecamp, Simmons College, Boston, MA

School Library Journal is looking for one or two students to assist us during a full-day professional development event at Simmons on Monday, August 6, 2018, starting at 8:00AM. Help is needed during morning registration, to guide attendees to session locations within the building, and general assistance throughout the day. When opportunities exist (and they will!), students can sit in on sessions, as well as the keynote and panel discussions. Parking will be provided.

More information on the event can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/slj-leadership-basecamp-diversity-workshop-tickets-46238774419?aff=SLJlanding 

 

If you are interested, please contact Daryl Grabarek at School Library Journaldgrabarek@mediasourceinc.com

 

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Media Archivist, Modern Culture & Media, Brown University, Providence, RI

Media Archivist

Dept. of Modern Culture and Media

Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

 

The Media Archivist will maintain the Department of Modern Culture and Media's collection of 16mm films, DVDs and digital media (including cleaning, upkeep, and arranging for proper storage for our celluloid and other media collections), as well as expand and diversify the collection to support both continuing and new research/teaching interests in the department and new and emerging media technologies.

 

This position involves researching offerings in both media texts and technologies, purchasing media holdings for the archive, and organizing and maintaining these holdings. The Archivist will co-supervise the MCM Events and Screening Assistant and student Projectionists with facilitating the use of the Archive in courses and in departmental and university film festivals, screening series, and other events. 

 

The Archivist will teach one course an academic year on matters relating to media archiving to support students' understanding of media formations, as well as develop valuable expertise in an emerging profession of media archiving, curation, conservation, and exhibition.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 3-5 years of related experience in film, video, and digital media archiving, curation, and/or film preservation maintenance or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Preferred:  Master's degree in a field such as Archive Science; Museum Studies; Film and Media Studies; Moving Image Archiving and Preservation; Digital Curation; or Library and Information Science. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of film and media history and experience working with media archives, including experience in curation and media material maintenance.
  • Demonstrated teaching skills for instructing students in areas of archival and media studies.

 

To View More Details and To Apply, please use this link to the position on Brown's Career Site:

https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/staff-careers-brown/job/155-George-Street/Media-Archivist_REQ147572

Applicants are required to use the Brown Career Site to apply for the position and to submit their resume, cover letter and any related documents.  Please check the status of your application through the account you create when you apply.

All offers of employment are contingent upon consent to criminal background screening check and education verification with results satisfactory to Brown.

 

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

 

About Brown  (Please visit our website and get to know us better at:  www.brown.edu)

 

Brown is an Ivy League University located in Providence, Rhode Island, comprised of undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies.  With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional graduate and undergraduate instruction.  Brown is frequently recognized for its global reach, many cultural events, numerous campus groups and activities, active community service programs, highly competitive athletics, and beautiful facilities located in a richly historic urban setting.

 

Brown offers competitive benefits such as a generous retirement plan and education programs; details are available at:  http://www.brown.edu/about/administration/human-resources/

 

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Controller, Mark Twain House and Museum, Hartford, CT

The Mark Twain House & Museum seeks a Controller. Reporting to the Executive Director (ED) and liaising with the Treasurer of the Board, the Controller is the chief financial position for the museum. The Controller will maintain and continue to build and manage effective and streamlined administrative/financial systems and internal controls, including financial, accounting, and human resources. The position ensures that all financial obligations are met on a timely basis with an eye towards developing and improving processes and systems.

As a member of the senior management team, the Controller will be involved in strategic planning, program and performance evaluation, general HR administration, professional development initiatives, and planning for The Mark Twain House & Museum's (MTHM) goal to increase its fundraising and earned revenues. Applicants need at least five years of professional experience, including primary experience managing the financial administration of an organization. Non-profit experience strongly preferred.

Bachelor's degree in Accounting; MBA or CPA preferred. Excellent communication skills, with experience collaborating in a multi-disciplinary team. Expertise with QuickBooks, Microsoft Office products (especially Excel). Experience with audit and budgeting processes as well as HR administration. Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to MTHM mission. Must be able to communicate in English, climb stairs and lift up to forty pounds.

EOE.

Applications open until August 15. Please email Resume, Cover letter, and three references to: deborah.cohen@marktwainhouse.org 

No phone calls please.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Executive Director, Connecticut River Museum, Essex, CT

The Connecticut River Museum, a regional interdisciplinary museum that explores and documents the history, culture and environment of New England's largest river, seeks an innovative, collaborative, and experienced leader for the position of Executive Director. The new incumbent will be expected to build on the previous successes of the Museum and will be responsible for working with the Board, Staff, and Community on the final fundraising and implementation of the Connecticut River Discovery Center. S/he will be responsible for positioning the Museum as one of the River Valley's cultural and environmental leaders. The next Executive Director will have a minimum of 5 years of nonprofit leadership experience; hold at least a master's degree or equivalent in museum studies, history, environmental science, or nonprofit management; and demonstrate a proven track record of fundraising and working within a complex development structure. S/he will have or be prepared to build a personal understanding and respect for the region's history and environmental importance and will actively work towards creating a sense of place within the River Valley.

A full job description, required qualifications, Museum background, and the application process can be found here: www.ctrivermuseum.org/news/employmentopportunities/

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Administrative Assistant, New England Museum Association, Arlington, MA

The NEMA staff is seeking a one-day a week (7 hours) administrative assistant to help in our Arlington, MA, office. This position provides support for 4 full-time staff members and reports to the Director of Administration. You will be joining us in time to help with our upcoming 100th anniversary conference in Stamford, CT. We are anticipating over 850 attendees. We may be a small staff but we are able to accomplish a lot.

Duties include but not limited to: conference and workshop logistics; membership mailings and data input; research for upcoming issues of New England Museums Now; outreach to NEMA members for program updates; and helping with NEMA's social media. We are looking for someone that is familiar with Microsoft Office, data entry, and social media. Museum experience is a plus but not required. NEMA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds.

Submit resume and cover letter by August 10, 2018 to resumes@nemanet.org.

For information about the New England Museum Association, visit www.nemanet.org.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: $15 hr

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Multiple Librarian Openings, Town of Brookline, MA

Librarian II - Cataloger

The Town of Brookline Library is seeking a Librarian/Cataloger to handle serials record maintenance and cataloging for reference department staff and library branches. The Librarian/Cataloger position will perform administrative, direct service, and professional work in classifying, and cataloging physical and digital materials for the Library, and or processing interlibrary loan activity. Works with the network to ensure the library complies with network lending agreements and metadata standards. May provides limited supervision to several volunteers. Provides information and assistance to library patrons as necessary. Master's of Library and Information Science degree, plus additional training in library technology; 2- 3 years of experience in library operations; knowledge of Dewey classification; descriptive cataloging practices; and authority and serial control required. Must be available to work some weekends and evenings. Ability to organize time, prioritize duties and to accomplish tasks with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail, along with the ability to work independently and to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Excellent customer service skills and demonstrated computer skills. Additional language skills are a plus. Starting Salary $29.92 per hour plus generous benefits. Resume and Cover Letter by August 6, 2018.

Resume and Cover letter to here.

Librarian III: Reference Supervisor

The Town of Brookline Library is seeking a customer service oriented Librarian III: Reference Supervisor to provide information to patrons on library policies, services, activities, facilities, and regulations.The Librarian III: Reference Supervisor under the administrative direction of the Library Director plans, organizes, assigns and supervises the work activities of the Reference Department to realize the department's work goals library policies, procedures, and guidelines, and to provide exceptional customer service. Responsible for the planning, coordination, and ongoing operation of the Reference Department;Promotes library use through public relations efforts and may represent the library before community, school or professional groups. Graduate from an accredited college. A master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited school. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a strong commitment to public service essential. Working knowledge of personal computers, automated library systems and electronic information systems is required. A minimum of five years of professional library experience and some supervisory experience is required. Starting Salary $33.65 per hour plus generous benefits. Resume and Cover Letter by August 6, 2018.

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Instruction & Research Support Librarian, Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA

Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts, serving more than 14,000 students each semester across all modes of instruction. Ranked among the 25 fastest growing public two-year colleges in the United States, BHCC is a multi-campus institution with vibrant, urban campuses in Boston, MA, in nearby Chelsea, MA, and at three satellite locations within the Greater Boston area. BHCC is part of the Massachusetts public higher education system, which includes 15 community colleges.

BHCC offers 103 certificate and degree programs that prepare students to enter four-year institutions or to enter the workforce prepared for better and more highly skilled jobs. Sixty-seven percent of students are people of color and more than fifty percent are women.

Bunker Hill Community College BHCC is nationally recognized as a Leader College by Achieving the Dream and is one of four colleges awarded the National Gates Foundation Achieving the Dream Catalyst grant.

BHCC is a progressive institution guided by five goals: to Foster Student Success, Strengthen Career, Transfer and Workforce Readiness, Advance Diversity, Inclusion and Equity and Develop the College's Infrastructure. The College is committed to a learning community teaching/learning environment and, as an Achieving the Dream institution, is focused on data-driven student success.

Living in Boston:

Boston prides itself on being one of the most livable cities in America with twenty-one diverse neighborhoods offering exceptional medical facilities, vibrant neighborhood business districts, museums, galleries and an extensive network of parks and outdoor recreational areas. Unemployment consistently tracks lower than the national average and job growth in 2014 and 2015 were ahead of projections. Eighty-plus colleges and a quarter of a million college students in the area make Boston one of the country's "youngest major metropolis," according to Boston magazine. Suburbs outside of Boston offer affordable housing options with easy access to public transportation.


Job Description:

Bunker Hill Community College seeks a self-motivated, service oriented, full-time Librarian to work as part of the Library Services team serving students, faculty, staff and community users. This position will have a particular focus on information literacy instruction, research support, and faculty collaboration. This position will also contribute regularly to overall library operations including circulation/reserves, reference, and collection development. Duties and responsibilities include working with all library collections both physical and digital, designing and implementing instruction, and day-to-day oversight of the Library. The schedule will vary to meet the needs of the Library & Learning Commons. The successful candidate must enjoy working with our diverse library users and library staff.

Position Description:

  • Provide library service and bibliographic instruction that supports student success in both the library and online environments
  • Work as part of a team at the circulation/lending/inter-library loan and reference assistance service points in the Library in support of student success
  • Provide instructional services to students, faculty, staff, and community patrons in the form of information literacy workshops and one-on-one consultations 
  • Work as part of a team to develop and offer innovative methods of instruction in information literacy in support of student success
  • Provide professional library services to community college students, faculty and staff and assist them in the use of the library's print and online resources
  • Provide onsite and virtual reference services and assist students in the use of student computers and printers
  • Compile reference and instruction statistics and reports as needed
  • Create and maintain library displays and exhibits in collaboration with the College and Cultural Event Planning Department
  • Serve as faculty liaison to the English Department
  • Assist in collection development activities including materials selection, collection assessment, and weeding
  • Serve as a backup in the absence of other librarians and assist with circulation functions as needed
  • Work evenings and weekend rotations as necessary
  • Will work two days per week at the Chelsea satellite campus


Requirements:

  • Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science (M.L.I.S. or M.L.S.) or closely related field from an accredited program;
  • At least two years of experience including reference service and bibliographic instruction in an academic library, preferably in a community college setting;
  • Proven ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student population;
  • Knowledge of library database searching, the research process, principles of active learning as applied to information literacy, and information literacy frameworks;
  • Strong commitment to information literacy instruction, and demonstrated aptitude for teaching in multiple formats in support of students with differing levels of academic preparation, and varying physical and learning abilities;
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in an ethnically and culturally diverse environment;
  • Familiarity with the types of digital content and online services currently in use in libraries;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in using LibGuides and Microsoft Office applications;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve common goals;
  • Ability to work evenings and weekend rotation as necessary

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual
  • Background in English composition or literature


Additional Information:

Salary Range: $54,956.00-$60,000.00.   Actual Salary Will Be Commensurate With Education & Experience In Accordance With MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement. Full State Benefits. 

Grade 5, Unit Professional position

Review Date: To Ensure Consideration, Application Materials Must Be Received By August 2, 2018


Application Instructions:

Submit cover letter addressing the Required Qualifications, resume, copies of your transcripts and contact information for 3 references through the online application at: https://bhcc.interviewexchange.com. 

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Privacy and Confidentiality Issues Workshop, Boston College Libraries, Chestnut Hill, MA

Workshop Description

This course covers privacy and confidentiality legal issues specific to archives of digital material. You'll examine the intersection of (and the tension between) privacy/confidentiality, free speech, and freedom to research/write, and focus on how digital records and the digital realm have altered the scene. You'll look at privacy and confidentiality issues in the context of third-party rights, donors, special situations such as medical and education records, national security legislation, and the overriding impact of the digital world. Through case studies, you will examine specific situations pertinent to the work of archivists.

The focus of the day will be on how to think through and identify options for resolving the most commonly encountered privacy and confidentiality legal issues regarding digital records.

To obtain the A&D certificate, you must take either Copyright Issues for Digital Archives or Privacy and Confidentiality Issues in Digital Archives.

Upon completion of this course you'll be able to:

  • Recognize and discuss common legal issues relating to privacy and confidentiality issues in general and for digital archives in particular.
  • Interpret these issues from an archivist's perspective.
  • Realize when ingested records pose possible privacy and confidentiality legal issues.
  • Identify, employ, analyze, and compare the ramifications of a variety of legal steps that you might take to prevent or address one of the legal issues.
  • Communicate and work more effectively with your legal counsel and administration.

Who Should Attend? Archivists and others who need to address privacy and confidentiality legal issues relating to the digital archives of their institutions.

What Should You Know: You should have intermediate to advanced knowledge of archival practices and basic knowledge of general privacy and confidentiality concerns and their effect on archives, including an understanding of how archivists typically address such concerns.

This course builds on others, including Basics of Managing Digital RecordsDigital Records-The Next Step, and Providing Access to Born-Digital Archives.

DAS Core Competency: 

2. Communicate and define terminology, requirements, roles, and responsibilities related to digital archives to a variety of stakeholders.

If you intend to pursue the DAS Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.

A&D Core Competency: 

2. Description: Analyze and describe details about the attributes of a record or collection of records to facilitate identification, management, and understanding of the work.

6. Ethics: Convey transparency of actions taken during arrangement and description and respect privacy, confidentiality, and cultural sensitivity of archival materials.

7. Risk Management: Analyze threats and implement measures to minimize ethical and institutional risks.

If you intend to pursue the A&D Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.

Attendance is limited to 28.

For more information, click here.

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Adult/Teen Services Librarian, Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, Monroe, CT

The Edith Wheeler Memorial Library is looking for an energetic, forward thinking Adult/ Teen Services Librarian with a strong understanding of current public library services and an enthusiasm for seeking out and developing creative new services. The ideal candidate will be outgoing and willing to work collaboratively with members of our friendly community.

 

Under the supervision of the Library Director, this person will be organizing and directing the activities of our Adult and Teen Services team.Duties include researching and bringing technologies on board for the library's new makerspace;  planning and marketing of adult and teen programs; maintaining the library's web page and social media presence; selecting and acquiring materials; maintaining the collection; and overseeing an active reference department. 

 

Master's Degree in Library Science or Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution required. Comfortable working and teaching in an experiential learning environment. Minimum of 3 years experience working with adult and/or teen library services, resources, and online searching preferred. Some supervisory experience necessary. 

Starting salary: $53K, 35 hour/week, union position with full benefits. 

All applications must be submitted online at http://monroect.org/Human-Resources

Deadline Tuesday, August 14th or until position is filled.

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IIBI Academic Events

AL OBRADOR scriptorium. REFLECTIONS ON THE WRITTEN CULTURE 
Date: 22 and 23 August 
Information: http://iibi.unam.mx/f/PROGRAMA_SCRIPTORIUM.pdf 
Place: Seminar 1 IIBI. Located in Tower II of Humanities floor 13. Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City.

SEMINAR librarianship THEORETICAL THOUGHT, THE VISUAL TURNING IN LIBRARY: Dialogs between word and image 
Date: August 27 & 28
Information: http://iibi.unam.mx/f/Programa_El%20GiroVisual.pdf 
Place: Seminar 1 IIBI. Located in Tower II of Humanities floor 13. Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City.

International Symposium on INFORMATION AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES: "THE IMPORTANCE OF INFORMATION ON native cultures"(UNAM Program DGAPA PAPIIT - IG400417) 
Date: September 26 & 28
Information: http://132.248.242.8/ciici/ 
Location: Auditorium Mario de la Cueva. Located in Tower II of Humanities floor 14. University City, Mexico City.

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Instruction & Outreach Librarian, Katharine Brush Library, The Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, CT

Instruction and Outreach Librarian

 

The Katharine Brush Library at The Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Connecticut is searching for a dynamic, progressive, and patron-focused Instruction and Outreach Librarian. One of three professional librarians, the Instruction and Outreach Librarian will assume the primary responsibility of coordinating the library instruction and information literacy program, including information literacy curriculum development and student assessment. The Instruction and Outreach Librarian will assist with research and information inquiries from the Loomis community with a focus on assisting students in developing research strategies to locate and evaluate information. The Instruction and Outreach Librarian will develop partnerships with campus organizations, and lead the Library's outreach, marketing, and programming. This position includes some evening and weekend hours.

 

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

 

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Digitization & Relocation Project Assistant, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

Reporting to the Visual Resources Librarian, and working closely with the Digital Imaging Coordinator and the Access Services Supervisor, this position will provide support in all aspects of this large-scale digitization and relocation project. For the digitization project, tasks include pulling and preparing selected slides for digitization, creating sets of corresponding records within the JSTOR Forum cataloging tool, delivering of slides to/from the vendor, and performing related de-accessioning tasks, as necessary. For the relocation project, tasks will include packing boxes, labeling boxes, and assisting with record keeping. The Fine Arts Library seeks an enthusiastic, detail- and production-oriented associate who can assist with this multi-phase project.
 
This position will be located at the Digital Images and Slides Collection temporary location in Lamont Library.
 
*This is a term-limited position for 18 months. 

 

To view the complete position description and to apply, see here: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerID=25240&siteID=5341&AReq=46246BR

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Library Assistant, Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Library Assistant, Pine Manor College

Salary Range: $16/hr.          

Start date: Mid-late August

Position Summary

The Library Assistant aids in student success and growing the graduation rate of the college by supporting the provision of information services to the Pine Manor College community. The Annenberg Library is seeking an innovative, collaborative individual to join our team. We are a small, creative team looking for an applicant who shares our user-oriented and mission-driven philosophy. This is an excellent position for a beginning MLIS student. Previous library work experience is a plus but is notrequired. This part-time position is for the 2018-2019 academic year, and can be extended each school year.  (Shifts may be available during school breaks and Summer 2019). The start date for this position is mid-August.

Position Scope

  • Provides circulation services:
    • Shelves and shelf-reads materials
    • Processes holds
    • Supervises work-study students in performing circulation/reserves and stack maintenance functions
  • Provides basic reference services:
    • Provides research assistance
    • Creates and updates online research guides
    • Assists the reference librarians during instruction sessions
    • Participates in collection development for assigned subjects
  • Troubleshoots basic computer, printer and other technical issues

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required, MLIS candidate preferred
  • Basic knowledge of library operations and searching electronic databases
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Previous customer service experience a plus

Special Requirements

Selected candidate will be subject to a Personal and Criminal background check prior to employment.

 

Hours

This position is part time with shifts available for afternoon, evening, weekend and occasional holiday hours during the fall and spring semesters. Between 15 and 20 hours per week depending on availability and library need.  

Regular Library semester hours:
M-Th: 8 am-10 pm

F: 8 am-5 pm

Su: 2 pm-10 pm 

Pine Manor College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to being the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay, and do their best work.

 

Send resume and cover letter to:

Mackenzie Davison

Director of Library Services: Access Services & Programming

mdavison@pmc.edu


Annenberg Library, Pine Manor College

400 Heath Street

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

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Data Services Librarian, Health Sciences & Human Services Library, UMB, Baltimore, MD

Data Services Librarian

Health Sciences and Human Services Library
University of Maryland, Baltimore


The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Data Services Librarian to develop robust research data-related services for UMB faculty, staff, and students.  This dynamic librarian will guide and expand the Library's efforts in data management planning, discovery and access of research data, data sharing and publication, and data visualization.  The Data Services Librarian will actively collaborate with faculty and staff within the HS/HSL and with partners throughout the University.

This new position is a member of the Services Division, home to information services, research and education services, and bioinformation services. This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position reporting to the Associate Director of Services. For more information about the HS/HSL, visit http://hshsl.umaryland.edu/.  

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop research services related to the discovery, management, analysis, and visualization of research data.
  • Identify software and tools supporting the discovery, management, analysis, and visualization of research data.
  • Deliver expert one-on-one consultations to faculty, students, and staff supporting research data needs.
  • Develop and lead dynamic in-person and online instructional programming on data-related topics and tools.
  • Engage with University partners integrating research data services into administrative units and academic programs within UMB schools (dentistry, graduate school, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work).
  • Promote research collaboration and data sharing by developing a marketing strategy and conducting outreach activities to grow the UMB Data Catalog, a searchable collection of records describing datasets.
  • Participate actively in committees within the HS/HSL, the University, and professional organizations.
  • Pursue research and professional development activities.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master of Library Science or equivalent advanced degree from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Background in working with qualitative and/or quantitative research data.
  • Experience with scientific programming (such as R, Python) and statistical software (such as SPSS and SAS).
  • Knowledge of data repositories and public data sets in the health sciences.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong service orientation and skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.

 

 

PREFERRED:

  • Certification in data science or advanced training in data handling.
  • Experience in a health sciences environment.
  • Experience with data visualization tools such as Tableau or D3.js.
  • Experience providing instruction to a range of audiences, including faculty and students.
  • Familiarity with the HIPAA privacy rule and federal human subjects research guidelines.

 

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 August 24, 2018. Interested applicants should apply using the following link:  http://bit.ly/DataServLib.

 

MINIMUM SALARY: $55,000, 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, Raven's 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 6,500 students, and over 7,300 faculty and staff members on UMB's 71-acre research and technology complex consisting of 67 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark. 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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Call for Proposals - Bridging the Spectrum: The 11th Annual Symposium on Scholarship and Practice

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

Place: Catholic University of America                                     

 

We are delighted to invite proposals for the 2019 Bridging the Spectrum Symposium! Researchers, practitioners and students are encouraged to submit proposals to share research findings, best practices, and works in progress. The submission system is now open at http://cuaslis.org/openconf/author/submit.php   

 

We encourage you to submit proposals related to various aspects of the field of library and information science. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following: 

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

 

 

Presentation Formats

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

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

 

 

Important Dates

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

 

 

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

 

More information about the 2019 Symposium is available 

at http://lis.cua.edu/symposium/2019/

 

Overviews of past symposia are available on the Symposium website at http://lis.cua.edu/symposium/ 

 

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

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Call for Chapters: Homeschooling and Libraries, McFarland

Homeschooling and Libraries

Book Publisher: McFarland


One or two chapters (3,000-5,000 words) sought from U.S. practicing academic, public, school, special librarians, LIS faculty, library administrators, and board members. Successful proposals will address creative, practical, how-to chapters and case studies depicting a variety of specific programs, projects, aspects, and angles of the library role and impact on homeschooling process, families, and students, within the library walls and beyond. We are also looking for ideas (whether implemented or not) that can serve as a basis, a foundation, to incorporate into an MLIS course; a Human Resources' or an organizational plan, as well as a kick-start to personal career goals planning. A tentative Table of Contents can be provided per request.




No previously published, simultaneously submitted material. One, two, or three authors per chapter. Compensation: one complimentary copy per 3,000-5,000 word chapter accepted no matter how many co-authors or if one or two chapters by the same author(s); author discount. Contributors are expected to sign a release form in order to be published.



Please e-mail titles of proposed chapter(s) with a concise clear summary or brief outline of the main talking points by August 28, 2018, with brief bio on each author; place HOM, Your Name, on subject line to gubnitv11@gmail.com

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Fulbright Specialist, Tufts University, Khartoum, Sudan

We are looking for a librarian who can help with IT and research training and all around give advice to the head of the library. 

 

We have a whole slew of documents and ancient books here that need preserving, and have someone from the UK and Syria at least doing the electronic scans.

 

Further details:

We need someone who is skilled in IT and research resources i.e. teaching how to research in the library and how to electronically organize such things as dissertations, etc. 

If interested contact: Marie Besancon besancon@pdx.edu or Cyndi  Rubino Cyndi.rubino@tufts.edu

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Two Positions, MacPhaidin Library, Stonehill College, Easton, MA

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Access Services Librarian, CSUSB, San Bernardino, CA

ACCESS SERVICES LIBRARIAN

 

California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) seeks a service-oriented, innovative, and collaborative professional to serve as the Access Services Librarian (ASL) for the John M. Pfau Library on the main campus and the Helene A. Hixon Information Resource Center on the Palm Desert campus.

 

Responsibilities: The ASL reports to the dean of the library.  The ASL consults with the Librarians' Council and the dean on all matters affecting access services and policies.

 

The ASL performs a variety of managerial and operational duties that require knowledge of library systems and procedures to provide access to the collection and assist patrons in the use of library resources and services. This highly visible position involves actively assisting library patrons; monitoring multiple library functions; and may provide some combination of reference service, instruction, collection development, and liaison duties based upon knowledge and experience.

 

Supervisory Functions 

  • Supervises, trains, and evaluates relevant full-time, unionized employees. 

  • Oversees the daily operations of the Circulation; Course Reserves; and Interlibrary Loan departments; the circulation component of the Library Multi Media Center, at the Pfau Library; and the corresponding services at the Helene A. Hixon Information Resource Center. The latter will require regular monthly consultation and interaction with the Palm Desert campus librarian.

  • Liaises with relevant campus units regarding departmental services, policies and employment. 

  • Resolves all problems involving scheduling and coverage of the access services as detailed above, and keeps the dean informed about any issues.

 

All tenure-track librarians must engage in the requisite research, creative work, and service to meet the tenure standards for faculty at the university. The library provides support for and fosters intellectual endeavors, and values librarians as faculty with their own research interests depending on academic background.

 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an A.L.A. accredited institution. Evidence of the potential for a successful career in librarianship at an academic or research library. 

  • Ability to deliver and prioritize excellent customer service.

  • A minimum of 3 years of supervisory and training experience in a library setting.

  • Familiarity with integrated library management systems, ILL functions, basic copyright law, and policies and procedures related to access services.

  • Sensitivity to working in a diverse work environment. 

  • Ability to solve problems effectively and exercise good judgment. 

  • Adaptable and flexible.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Ability to function both as a team member and a team leader. 

  • Proficiency with computers and electronic access technologies.

 

CSUSB is situated in the Inland Empire region, 60 miles east of Los Angeles, with a growing enrollment of just over 20,000 students. The campus has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Minority Serving Institution (>50% underrepresented minority student body), a Hispanic Serving Institution (>25% Latino student body), and Title V eligible (significant number of low income students).

 

The city of San Bernardino is uniquely situated just a 1-2 hour drive away from beaches, mountains, deserts, and the city of Los Angeles.

 

We encourage applicants from historically underrepresented and marginalized populations to help us fulfill the library's mission of serving a diverse community.

 

Terms of Appointment: This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position with CSU Faculty Bargaining Unit 3. The appointment rank is Senior Assistant Librarian with a salary range of $65,364 - $85,000. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  In order to secure tenure and promotion, the successful candidate must meet expectations in three areas--Professional Assignment; Research, Scholarly, or Creative Contributions; and University and/or Community Service--as defined by the Faculty Senate Committee, library faculty and staff, and library and division administration. Benefits: Generous medical, dental and vision benefits, and CalPERS Retirement, as well as Social Security and Medicare.  Support for moving expenses is available.

 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position within the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

 

Application Process

To receive consideration, you must submit ALL of the following:

 

1. https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/csusb/jobs/2144878

 

2. Letter of interest

 

3. Resume or CV

 

4. Unofficial transcripts of all graduate work

 

5. Three letters of recommendation no more than two years old from individuals qualified to comment (although they may refer to events that are older).

 

6. A Diversity Statement which may include your interpretation of diversity, inclusion, or gender equity, and must include specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background/philosophy have prepared you for this role of Access Services Librarian at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 250 words). 

 

Your file MUST contain all of the above. Applicants selected for in-person interviews will be reimbursed for all travel expenses incurred.

 

First consideration given to applicants who have completed their files by August 31, 2018.  Position is open until filled.  Questions? Contact Mr. Brent Singleton, Chair of the Search Committee, bsinglet@csusb.edu.

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Young Adult Services Librarian, Pelham Public Library, Pelham, NH

Young Adult Services Librarian, Pelham Public Library, Pelham, NH

The Pelham Public Library in Pelham, NH (pop. 12, 897) seeks an energetic Young Adult Services Librarian to join our team. The duties for this full-time position include collection development, community outreach, and program development focusing on youth 12-18 years old. Additional duties include covering a public service desk one night per week and weekend hours on a rotation.

A Masters in Library Science and a minimum of two years of professional library experience is required. Specialized education, training or experience may be substituted for part of the educational requirement.  Experience with Wordpress, Canva, and Instagram a plus.

Position overview:

  • Initiates, plans, and conducts a variety of programs and activities to encourage the use of the library by young adults between the ages of 12 and 18, including but not limited to films and unique events, reading clubs, and school and community outreach
  • Promotes programs through social media, creating flyers and sending press releases to area schools, media, and town message board
  • Experience editing and maintaining webpages
  • Knowledge of recreational and educational needs of young adults
  • Ability to translate young adult needs and interests into effective library services and programs
  • Ability to maintain a safe and welcoming environment for Young Adults and all patrons at the library
  • Knowledge of and interest in current trends in library services for young adults and young adult literature and other materials for youth
  • Knowledge of standard library procedures, current information technology, especially social media, and database search capabilities
  • Takes a leadership role in developing an effective and productive teen advisory group (TAG)
  • Maintains a creative and engaging space for teens by creating interactive bulletin boards and book displays monthly
  • Reports to the Head of Children's Services.
  • Liaison, along with Children's and Emerging Tech Librarians, to Pelham schools

Salary range is $40,000-$49,000 with excellent Town benefits package.

Open until filled.

Please submit application, resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to rgavelis@pelhamweb.com

Applications can be found at: https://www.pelhamweb.com/sites/pelhamnh/files/file/file/2016-06-06_town_of_pelham_employment_application.pdf

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Program Director for University Records Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Program Director for University Records Management, Brandeis University 

Responsible for expanding the University Records Management (URM) Program across Brandeis, the Program Director for University Records Management will strategize, design, coordinate, and execute initiatives concentrated on the identification, control, security, retention, and availability of Brandeis records and their use. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Archives & Special Collections, the Program Director will build upon foundational services established for paper records, grow the URM program into the electronic records domain, and take a leadership role in service refreshments with respect to record generation and usage. The Program Director will pursue the URM program mission with respect to the dynamic evolution of electronic, technological, and information governance environments, while delivering traditional paper-based services.

 

At Brandeis University, our mission and history are rooted in the pursuit of social justice; thus we aim to include this value in all that we do. We are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation and who are committed to building, engaging with, and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community.

 

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead the expansion and maintenance of the Brandeis records retention schedule, covering all categories of Brandeis records through inventories and stakeholder relationships.

  • Direct the Records Assistant and student assistants in the maintenance, growth, and monitoring of operational, paper-based records services (storage, destruction, and document scanning), maintaining and optimizing vendor relationships supporting these services.

  • Working with IT services, lead efforts toward data retention management for enterprise systems, including the Workday ERP system.

  • Lead, develop, and update communication activities and products to increase awareness of record stewardship responsibilities, efficiencies, and risk avoidance throughout Brandeis.

  • Manage the URM program budget.

  • Collaborate with University Archives staff to ensure that records with enduring historical value are preserved.

  • Lead and provide consultation across Brandeis on various information lifecycle management efforts with respect to records compliance and record and information efficiencies.

 

Qualifications:

  • At least three years of experience working within an enterprise records management program.

  • Master's degree in Library and or Information Science, MBA, or other relevant advanced degree required.

  • Experience with record retention policy development and with recordkeeping systems.

  • Strong grounding in information governance best practices, trends, and issues.

  • Ability to plan and execute at the program level.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills that reflect a commitment to inclusion and justice and the ability to develop strong working relationships with a dynamic and diverse community.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, with a collaborative, client-service orientation.

  • Ability to communicate precisely and effectively with IT professionals.

  • Familiarity with higher education, its regulatory environment, and its records-related considerations preferred.

  • Certified Records Managers (CRM), Information Governance Professionals (IGP), and/or Certified Information Professionals (CIP) qualifications preferred.

  • Special qualification: The successful candidate must be able to handle, lift and move boxes weighing up to 50 lbs.



How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at

http://www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs/external.html. Elect option for "New Applicant". Sort the job listing by clicking the Job ID column heading. Locate the desired job listing. Click the job title and then Apply Now.



Closing Statement:

Brandeis University is committed to providing its students, faculty and staff with an environment conducive to learning and working and where all people are treated with respect and dignity. Toward that end, it is essential that Brandeis be free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religious creed, gender identity and expression, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, genetic information, disability, military or veteran status or any other category protected by law (also known as membership in a "protected class").

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Library Assistant, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

LIBRARY ASSISTANT

(PART-TIME) 

TOWN OF WELLESLEY 

The Wellesley Free Library (WFL) is seeking a fearless, flexible and fun part-time (16 hours/week) Library Assistant in the Circulation Department. Duties include providing excellent customer service at the Main and Branch Libraries, checking in and checking out of library materials; assisting patrons in the use of self-check terminals; shelving materials; shelf-reading; assisting customers at public service desks; filling items on daily paging list; dispensing general information to customers; performing network transfer functions; and other assigned duties. The work schedule may include one evening per week, frequent Saturdays, and one Sunday per month. The requirements are a High School diploma or equivalent; working knowledge of automated systems; excellent interpersonal, oral communication and customer service skills; and six months of clerical work experience. The hourly rate is $18.32 and the position is not benefit eligible. 

 

To apply, submit a Town of Wellesley job application or a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document or PDF to hr@wellesleyma.gov by August 2, 2018.  AA/EOE

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Systems Coordinator, Providence Community Library, Providence, RI

Systems Coordinator

Providence Community Library

Salary: $27.88 per hour

Hours: Full time w/Benefits

Posted: July 19, 2018

Deadline: External applications accepted until the position is filled.

 

Providence Community Library is seeking a Systems Coordinator who will supervise staff at the Knight Memorial library.  S/he will successfully manage staff, volunteers, security, and work studies. The position requires creating a professional, team oriented, and productive working environment, as well as an open, inviting atmosphere for library users. S/he will be responsible for the successful delivery of all library services in the building, including collection maintenance, programming, marketing and outreach, and information and readers advisory.

 

The Systems Coordinator will be responsible for managing circulation and customer service procedures and polices across the PCL system.  S/he will consult with staff, update policies and procedures, and research and implement innovations and trends in the areas of circulation and customer service. The Knight Memorial Systems Coordinator will work together with other Systems Coordinators and library administrators to synchronize services for the whole of PCL.  

 

Systems Coordinators serve on the administration team and are responsible for mentoring, supervising, and supporting all public service staff in all library locations, including, but not limited to, situations requiring an immediate or timely response.

 

Duties: 

    • Supervises and supports all library staff in their roles; initiates mentoring, professional development, and/or corrective action as needed.  
    • Directs day-to-day workflow of the library staff, including but not limited to librarian(s), clerks(s), specialist(s), and volunteers.  Approves bi-weekly timesheets and schedules temporary staff as needed.
    • Responsible for scheduling and arranging coverage, including planned and short notice absences.
    • Responsible for monitoring and reporting security, maintenance, and custodial issues.  This includes training the security guard on PCL procedures. Maintains close communication with the Facilities Department.
    • Ensures delivery of successful customer service and impactful programs by responding to community needs.
    • Collaborates with community organizations, elected officials, and schools to promote and facilitate their use of the library and to foster strategic partnerships.
    • Markets library collections, programs, services and resources.
    • Collects, maintains and analyzes library statistics.
    • Serves as liaison to the library's Friends Group.
    • Works with other PCL Systems Coordinators, Library Director, and Chief Operating Officer to analyze, plan, and implement neighborhood library services, library layout and design, and facilities upgrades.
    • Actively supports teamwork. Conducts meetings as needed to keep staff up to date on policies, procedures and other library developments.
    • Reviews effectiveness of library service policies and procedures, recommending updates as needed.
    • Maintains knowledge and professional skills in specialty areas of circulation and customer service. Regularly communicates relevant information to PCL staff.

 

Requirements:

MLS from an ALA accredited program. Five years of professional library experience which includes supervisory management experience with at least 3 years (or equivalent) in a public library setting. Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus.

 

Send resume, cover letter and three references to:   

Maria Melvin, HR Manager, mmelvin@provcomlib.org, (401) 467-2700 x.1606.

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Library Reference Assistant, MCPHS University, Boston, MA

Library Reference Assistant (part-time)

MCPHS University

Boston, MA Campus

 

For nearly 200 years, MCPHS University, formerly known as Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, has been at the forefront of innovation in the healthcare world.  We take pride in our history, yet are motivated by a curiosity about the future.  That's why we are constantly updating our state-of-the-art labs, innovating our curriculums, and adding programs to coincide with the needs of an ever-changing healthcare landscape. 

 

Faculty and staff continue to bring their talents and skills to MCPHS University to contribute to our mission of guiding and supporting students toward successful and sustainable careers in healthcare.  Whatever position an employee holds, their efforts make an important impact on the overall quality of campus life. Employees are an integral part of a community that is proud of its heritage and the accomplishments that make MCPHS University a first-class educational institution.

 

Responsibilities: 

The Library Reference Assistant provides support to staff the reference desk and assists patrons in locating and using print and electronic library resources. 

  • Troubleshoot basic computer problems and communicate with the Information Services Help Desk as needed
  • Communicate with patrons in-person and via chat, email, and telephone
  • Collect statistics relating to reference transactions and other library operations
  • Handle other special projects as assigned.
  • Work hours are typically scheduled between 10am-7pm, Monday-Friday, although some evenings and weekends may be required.

This is a temporary, part-time (up to 17 hours per week) position, and is not eligible for benefits.

 

Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor.

 

Qualifications:

Required: 

  • A bachelor's degree
  • Current enrollment in a library science program or an earned  library assistant degree or certificate
  • Strong commitment to excellent customer service
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and public relations skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • General office experience and comfort with computers, MS Office and basic Internet skills
  • Interest in acquiring new skills in a rapidly changing environment

Desired: 

  • Experience working in a library or office environment
  • Knowledge of electronic and print library resources, library circulation systems and online library catalogs
  • Knowledge of health information, including medical terminology and medical reference sources

To apply, please visit https://careers-mcphs.icims.com/jobs/3090/library-reference-assistant-%28part-time%29/job

Attach a cover letter and a resume. No phone calls, please. Principals only. No relocation available. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University's diversity are welcome to apply.

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Assistant Librarian, Circulation, George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library, Hudson, NH

George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library

Assistant Librarian - Circulation Services (Full-Time)

 

Duties: Serves patrons at the Circulation Desk and assists the Circulation Librarian in collection development and the overall management of Circulation Services. Circulates library material, assists patrons in using the library and its electronic resources, and provides hands-on technical assistance to patrons as required. Coordinates the library's Interlibrary Loan activities and provides Reader's Advisory services. Also assists in training newly hired employees in circulation and shelving procedures. Coordinates the library's volunteer program and interviews and trains and assigns volunteers to appropriate work areas. Manages special projects as assigned and performs other job-related tasks as needed.

 

Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree or higher is required. Computer literacy and knowledge of social media, online resources and Microsoft Office required, along with good organizational and communication skills, punctuality, and attentiveness to detail. Must be public service oriented, have excellent customer service skills, work independently with minimum supervision, and enjoy active participation in a collaborative environment.  Applicants must possess the willingness to learn new skills, good judgment and initiative. Must be able to push or pull carts, do a moderate amount of bending, squatting, lifting (up to 40 lbs.), stretching and standing for extended periods of time. Previous experience in public library circulation services is preferred.

 

Closing Date: July 31, 2018 or until filled.

 

Salary: $15.50/hour to start, 40 hours per week with some evening and weekend hours.

 

To Apply: E-mail résumé and letter of interest to Linda Pilla, Library Director, director@rodgerslibrary.org

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Technical Information Specialists, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD

We invite applications from individuals with diverse education and experience, including genomic and biomedical sciences, health services research and policy, public health, data management and information sciences.

Apply here:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/505295500  (for all U.S. citizens)

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/505295200  (for Federal status candidates)

The announcement for these GS 9/11/12 positions will be posted for five calendar days, July 19 to July 23. The short posting time reflects the government's effort to hire talented people quickly.

In these positions you would:

  • Advance automated indexing efforts and the application of metadata to MEDLINE, PubMed, and other NLM database records (2 positions);
  • Produce classes and training resources focusing on biomedical data and information science, especially in relation to NLM products and services;
  • Support the scientific and editorial review of journal literature and associated data for the NLM Collection;
  • Support the creation, promotion and distribution of consumer health information on MedlinePlus, MedlinePlus en español, and MedlinePlus Connect; or
  • Serve as lead for activities related to the development and management of the NIH Common Data Element (CDE) Repository.

The vacancies also are posted here: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/careers/jobopenings.html

NLM is the world's largest biomedical library and one of the National Institutes of Health. In addition to an interesting, diverse and challenging work environment, NLM has a great location on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. A Metro subway station (Medical Center on the Red Line) and bus stops on the NIH campus provide access to DC, suburban Maryland, and Northern Virginia. NLM is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To learn more about working at NLM, see Careers @ NLM.

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Library Diversity Fellow, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

Library Diversity Fellow Position at Oregon Health & Science University Library in Portland, Oregon 

 

Work Schedule, Hours, FTE, Salary Range: 1.0 FTE; Salary commensurate with experience, minimum $50,000.

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Library seeks applications from early-career librarians, with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, for the position of Library Diversity Fellow. The role is a full time, two-year appointment, non-renewable, entry-level faculty position.

As a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, OHSU Library is committed to increasing the number of qualified and talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups going into academic and health sciences librarianship. The OHSU Library seeks qualified candidates whose backgrounds and experiences will enrich our community.

The experience will provide a foundation for a strong career in academic librarianship.  A flexible program will address the Fellow's goals and interests as well as the Library's needs. The Library will support the Fellow's career interests through mentoring, training, professional development, and participation on library committees.

Position Description:

The Library Diversity Fellow will collaborate with library leadership and colleagues to develop a two-year program that will provide broad exposure to the work of academic librarianship. The program will include on-boarding, mentoring, scholarship and service, as well as practical experience in selected areas of the library.

In the first year of the program, the Fellow will develop skills in library instruction, collaborating with colleagues to teach information literacy to health sciences students and professionals. Both years of the residency will provide opportunities to rotate through other operational areas of the library, which could include collection development, systems, digital collections and repositories, research data management, and special collections. In the second year, the Fellow will develop and complete a capstone project, with the prospect of presenting original research at a conference or in an academic journal. The Fellow will participate in ACRL Diversity Alliance events and activities, and engage in professional service and scholarship.

Librarians at OHSU hold non-tenured faculty appointments; this position will be filled at Instructor rank. All librarians are members of the Library Faculty Assembly.  Faculty rank, salary, benefits, and professional development opportunities are commensurate with entry level library faculty appointments at OHSU. OHSU is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. To learn more about diversity initiatives at OHSU, please visit the Center for Diversity & Inclusion at www.ohsu.edu/diversity.

The duties of this position:

In the first year of the program, the Fellow will develop skills in library instruction, collaborating with colleagues to teach information literacy to health sciences students and professionals.  Both years of the residency will provide opportunities to rotate through other operational areas of the library, which could include collection development, systems, digital collections and repositories, research data management, and special collections. In the second year, the Fellow will develop and complete a capstone project, with the prospect of presenting original research at a conference or in an academic journal.  The Fellow will participate in ACRL Diversity Alliance events and activities, and engage in professional service and scholarship.

Position Conditions/Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited Library and Information Science program conferred by August 2018, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Early career, up to and including 2 years of post-MLIS or post-graduate experience
  • Demonstrated interest in a career in academic or health sciences librarianship
  • Demonstrated experience working both independently and collaboratively with colleagues
  • Excellent analytical, writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines/work under tight timelines
  • Ability to work with diverse communities to meet ever-changing needs
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in librarianship and the university community

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with reference, training, teaching, instruction, or equivalent front-line services
  • Ability to adapt one's approach to most effectively meet user needs
  • Ability to contribute service and scholarship to the profession
  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt to a highly technological environment.

Applications: To apply please visit ohsujobs.com and search for position IRC71586. Applications should include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references. Screening of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.

OHSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status. Applicants with disabilities can request reasonable accommodation by contacting the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148.

Oregon Health &Science University values a diverse and inclusive workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu

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Call for Papers: European Academy of Religion Annual Conference

European Academy of Religion Annual Conference (Bologna, March 4-7 2019)
Panel: New Frontiers of Technology and the Study of Religion. The Emerging and Transformative Role of Libraries, Universities, and Cultural Heritage Institutions 
OPEN CALL 
Proponent: Amy Phillips (Georgetown University) and Christopher Morse (University of Luxembourg) (co-chairs) 
 
Abstract: This is a continuation of last year's New Frontiers of Technology and the Study of Religion: the Emerging and Transformative Role of Libraries, Universities, and Cultural Heritage Institutions panel. We will showcase the work of libraries, academic or intellectual centers, and scholars working on projects that are born-digital or are digital representations of physical collections, or a hybrid of both. Looking within the context of centers and libraries devoted to theological or religious studies, special attention will be paid to how these disciplines influence and shape the philosophical and theoretical underpinnings which drive projects that use burgeoning technologies or utilize already existing ones. 
Topics can include: 
  1. Digital Humanities Initiatives
  2. Virtual/Augmented Reality for Cultural Heritage
  3. User Experience/Interaction Design for Cultural Heritage
  4. New Applications of Image Archives (e.g. IIIF)
  5. Digital Critical Editions
  6. Innovative Digital Exhibitions
  7. Res 
Language: English 
Disciplines involved: Librarianship, Digital Humanities, Theology, Religion, Technology 
If you want to submit your paper, please write to: aep49@georgetown.edu and christopher.morse@uni.lu 

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Associate Children's Librarian, Penn Wynne Library, Wynnewood, PA

RANGE & RATE: Schedule WA00 - Range 07

Starting Salary: $29.354/hr. - $57,240/yr.

Responsible for engaging children in all aspects of library activities in a neighborhood library facility, which is largely staffed by part-time employees. Duties include collection development, planning and conducting children's programs and assisting the Head Librarian in operation of the library. This position also has the responsibility for making standard library service decisions within established procedures. The work requires that the employee have good knowledge, skill and ability in library service.

Essential Functions:

  • Develops the library's collection to meet the needs of the community. Participates by selecting, ordering, cataloging and processing new and duplicate books, periodicals, videos and materials for the children's collections. Inspects books and materials to determine which ones are to be weeded out and/or repaired.
  • Attends book selection meetings and reads junior book reviews.
  • Keeps up-to-date with trends in library service for children.
  • Plans, implements and evaluates a comprehensive program of activities on a variety of topics for children which promotes reading and use of the library. Including annual summer learning programs, book clubs and storytimes.
  • Provides reader's advisory services to all patrons with an emphasis on children, caregivers, parents and teachers.
  • Provides instructions to children, parents, caregivers, and teachers in the use of library materials.
  • Promotes library services to the public within the library and within the community, including use of electronic resources for children.
  • Initiates outreach to schools, child care centers and other community organizations.
  • Keeps records of Children's Department purchases and program fees for budgeting purposes. Provides program reports for board and management.
  • Performs circulation duties for both adult and children patrons; issues books to patrons; inspects books and materials for damage; calculates and collects fines; provides information regarding library services in person, on the telephone and electronically; assists patrons with use of library equipment; registers new patrons.
  • Assists the public in using library technology.
  • Opens and closes the Circulation Department and library building when assigned.
  • Assists with training, managing and scheduling of pages.
  • Participates in LMLS committees as appropriate.
  • Performs related work as required.

Qualifictions:

  • A bachelor's degree, plus two years of library experience working with children, or an equivalent combination of education and qualifying experience substituting on a year-for-year basis. A master's degree in library science is preferred.
  • Good knowledge of public library practices and procedures, including awareness in current trends in children's librarianship.
  • Knowledge of current, popular literature and resources for patron's birth to 13 years old.
  • Experience engaging children and their caregivers in interactive programs within the library and in the community.
  • Considerable ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, associates, other agencies, community groups and the general public.
  • Good ability in oral and written communications, including social media.
  • Good ability to plan and coordinate the activities of the Children's Department of a small size library.
  • Considerable ability to perform duties in a fast-paced environment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to sit for up to 4-8 hours, and stand and/or walk for up to 2-4 hours per workday.
  • Ability to bend/stoop, squat, kneel, reach above shoulder level, lift, push and pull up to 40% of the workday for material manipulation.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 34 pounds of materials up to 10% of the workday, lift and carry up to 24 pounds of materials up to 20% of the workday, and lift and carry up to 10 pounds of materials up to 50% of the workday.
  • Ability to grasp, lift, and carry materials repetitively. Ability to perform fine motor manipulations including typing and writing repetitively.

Selection:

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

HOW TO APPLY:

Current employees: Submit application in writing on a Job Vacancy Bid form (with resume if applicable). Please contact HR to determine what the potential salary impact would be for you, i.e. if this would qualify as a transfer, promotion or demotion.

External Applicants: Employment applications can be downloaded from www.lowermerion.org - employment opportunities.

Send application to:

Department of Human Resources 75 E. Lancaster Avenue

Ardmore, PA 19003

Email: humanresources@lowermerion.org

Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, 2018.

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Leadership Transitions & Data Administrator, Arts Consulting Group, Boston, MA

Based in ACG's Boston office, the Leadership Transitions and Data Administrator (Administrator) will be a highly organized, detail oriented, and effective team member who will work closely with and provide operational and administrative support to the Leadership Transitions team. The Administrator will undertake an array of executive search-related administrative functions, a broad range of data entry and database management responsibilities, and special projects that advance the effectiveness and efficiency ACG's Leadership Transitions practice. Reporting to and working closely with ACG's President, this individual will play a key role in maintaining applicant and resume database information critical to ACG's operations, supporting the implementation of executive search and interim management processes.

The Administrator's responsibilities will span the cycle of an executive search, from proposal development through candidate placement. T

o apply, please submit a cover letter and resume outlining specific experience and demonstrable accomplishments to Administrator@ArtsConsultingGroup.com.

For more information visit http://artsconsulting.com/employment/leadership-transitions-and-data-administrator-2018/.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Library Assistant, Wareham Free Library, Wareham, MA

The Town of Wareham's Human Resources Office, on behalf of the Wareham Free Library, is accepting applications for the position of Library Assistant I. Saturdays and some evenings required.

The successful applicant will perform the duties of a Library Assistant I: charges and discharges books and materials at the circulation desk, answers telephones, assists patrons in locating and retrieving books and materials, shelves, repairs and restores books, and performs other relevant duties as requested by the Library Director.

Qualifications

High School Graduate or the equivalent, experience dealing with the public desirable or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Full/Part Time

Part Time

Salary

15.25 hour

How to Apply

Please submit a letter of interest and resume or Employment Application to the Human Resources Director:

Dorene M. Allen-England, Esq.

Memorial Town Hall

54 Marion Road, Wareham, MA 02571

Dallen-england@wareham.ma.us

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Client Services Manager, IEEE, NJ

We are looking for a new member for our international team of information professionals. You must be fluent in both Spanish and English and willing to travel. This is a full-time telecommuting position based in the U.S.

Client Services Manager, Latin America

To apply, click here: ieee.taleo.net/careersection/2/...

The overall purpose of this position is to build relationships with IEEE online customers in our Spanish and Portuguese-speaking territories, encouraging usage and educating researchers and administrators about IEEE content, the IEEE Xplore Digital Library, and other IEEE online platforms and subscriptions. 

The CSM for Latin America:

  • Supports programs of awareness, training, customer support and outreach for IEEE subscription products, partnering with locally-based sales representatives in Latin America.
  • Plans, organizes and leads training sessions for librarians, endusers, regional staff and local dealers in effective use of the IEEE Xplore Digital Library, Innovation Q+, and other electronic information products through on-site visits, phone, email, and internet conferencing
  • Represents IEEE in designated territory by planning and organizing complex events, such as customer meetings, IEEE Student Branch-sponsored activities, university and industry outreach programs, customized events, and public speaking opportunities
  • Travels as needed, for customer visits, conferences, training and awareness events

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Master's Degree (Library & Info Science strongly preferred). Engineering or Computer Science background will also be considered
  • 7+ years cumulative work experience with 5+ years library, electronic publishing or STM database experience preferred

Skills & Other Requirements:

  • Strong communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills in English and Spanish required. Portuguese knowledge a plus
  • Training expertise required -- comfort with electronic information products and ability to demonstrate products one-on-one or for large audiences, both in-person and online, is critical
  • Enthusiasm and energy for customer engagement
  • Experience with scientific digital libraries strongly desired
  • Knowledge of information industry and library trends, methods and technologies
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time, both locally and internationally. Frequent travel is part of the job
  • Strong organizational skills; attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and prioritize own workload

IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities, IEEE is the trusted voice in a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers, and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power, and consumer electronics. 

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Library Reference Assistant, Dana Hall School, Wellesley, MA

Dana Hall School seeks candidates for the position of Library Reference Assistant. 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 using the library and offering support and guidance, as needed
  • Supervising on-duty student employees
  • Overseeing and processing library overdue notices
  • Managing periodical and video collection (processing, ordering, weeding)
  • Managing course reserves, recent acquisitions, and holds
  • Conducting formal and informal reference interviews with students
  • Coordinating interior displays with library staff and faculty 
Candidates should have excellent interpersonal skills, an ability to work collaboratively and independently, research and reference skills or coursework, enjoy reading and working with adolescent girls, and have comfort supervising teens. Work experience in a school or library environment, experience with library management and citation software, and proficiency utilizing databases are 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.
 
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 work effectively and multi-task in an active school environment. Candidates should be comfortable with rapidly changing technologies and have experience providing library services to young people.
 
This a part-time position during the academic year from late August through June. The Library Reference Assistant will work 14 hours per week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 2:15 to 9:45 p.m. and alternating Sunday evenings from noon to 8:00 p.m. Several additional shifts for professional development, training, school events and holidays are anticipated. The Library Reference Assistant reports to the Library Director.
 
Dana Hall seeks candidates who will contribute to and are committed to diversity and multicultural educational practices.

​Candidates should submit an application with cover letter and resume through the school website: https://www.danahall.org/page/about-us/job-opportunities

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Library Director, East Bridgewater Public Library, East Bridgewater, MA

LIBRARY DIRECTOR, the successful candidate will oversee staff of 12 full and part time employees, budget of $488,000, and a collection of 55,000 volumes. 

Qualifications: MLS and 5 years of professional library experience with administrative, management, and program development responsibility after the MLS. Public speaking and successful grant writing experience required. The library has been awarded a provisional grant for the renovation and expansion of the East Bridgewater Public Library. Experience in such projects a strong plus. Salary range $63,000 to $70,000 commensurate with experience.

Letter of application, resume, and references to: Search Committee, cat.lea.Holbrook@gmail.com by August 17, 2018.

Position reports to: East Bridgewater Public Library Board of Trustees

In keeping with the mission of the East Bridgewater Public Library, the Library Director is responsible for developing and supporting all efforts necessary to maintain a free library, responsive to the community's needs for information, education, and recreation. Working closely with the Board of Trustees, the Library Director develops library policies, monitors library services, develops and manages the budget, creates public relations materials, supervises staff and volunteers, oversees the library facility, and stays informed of developments in library management.  

Qualifications

A Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university plus five years of progressively responsible library administration experience including at least three years in a supervisory capacity.

Planning and Policy-Making

Working with the Board of Trustees, the Library Director:

  • Develops long range plans to support and promote the mission of the library
  • Develops short range plans to address specific issues
  • Formulates, recommends, and implements policies to the Board of Library Trustees
  • Develops descriptions of staff positions

Library Services

The regular assessment and development of library services is important to fulfilling the mission and vision of the East Bridgewater Public Library. To support these efforts the Library Director:

  • Plans, organizes, and regularly evaluates a program of service that supports the mission of the public library and reflects the needs of the East Bridgewater community
  • Purchases and maintains technology that delivers, monitors, and enhances library services
  • Compiles and records library statistics and assembles them for monthly meetings of the Board of Library Trustees, the annual town report, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

 

Financial Operations

The coordination of all aspects of fundraising and expenses is vital to insuring the financial stability of the East Bridgewater Public Library. In order to insure efficient and responsible management of the library budget the Library Director:

  • Prepares the annual budget for Board review and approval in a timely manner
  • Presents budget requests to Board of Selectmen
  • Administers and monitors expenditure of library funds to stay within approved budget
  • Works with Town Treasurer to review monthly reports and keep abreast of various funds and accounts
  • Identifies, pursues and supports all fundraising efforts through grant writing, planned giving, underwriting and the annual appeal
  • Prepares grant proposals for state agencies, foundations and other organizations to fund programs
  • Acts as a conduit between Board, staff and volunteers to ensure smooth implementation of fund-raising activities within the daily operations of the library

 

Public Relations

The Library Director is responsible for:

  • Managing internal and external communication of the East Bridgewater Public Library including but not limited to brochures, newsletters, fliers, and newspaper articles
  • Identifying and pursuing public relations opportunities that engender good will toward and promotion of the East Bridgewater Public Library
  • Developing and maintaining cooperative relationships with the East Bridgewater Town Government, the East Bridgewater School System, the East Bridgewater Historical Commission, and other community/civic organizations

 

Personnel Management

As the immediate supervisor of all library personnel, the Library Director:

  • Recruits, trains, evaluates and, when necessary, terminates all staff and volunteers
  • Assigns duties, defines staff responsibilities, and administers wages
  • Promotes staff development by providing opportunities for staff to attend workshops and conferences

 

Board of Trustees Representative

The Library Director informs the Board of Trustees of all relevant library business. As an ex officio member of the board, the Library Director:

  • Participates in monthly meetings of the Board of Trustees and provides a detailed report of library operations and developments at each meeting
  • Provides professional expertise and guidance to the board including but not limited to presenting information on pertinent legislation from local, state, and federal agencies, discussing trends in library technology, funding, and management wherever possible

 

Professional Development

To stay aware of new trends in library management and technology, legal issues facing libraries, and new ideas for programming the Library Director:

  • Attends meetings, workshops and conferences
  • Maintains membership and participates in professional library associations

The Library Director's job also includes any other duties that are requested by the Board of Trustees or that are essential to ensuring that the East Bridgewater Public Library provides the best possible library service to the community.

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Digital Access & Metadata Librarian, Emerson College, Boston, MA

The Digital Access and Metadata Librarian works to implement and maintain digital access projects including: development and implementation of metadata strategies, digitization of analog materials, and digital curation. Collaborates with the Digital Archivist on digital preservation. As part of these initiatives, this position is required to liaise with Library, Instructional Technology Group (ITG), and IT staff, external vendors, and consortia. Core responsibilities include identifying digitization projects, organizing teams to develop workflows, creating and managing metadata, and liaising with stakeholders.

The posting is available at

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Call for Participation: 2018 ASIS&T SIG-USE Symposium

Moving Toward the Future of Information Behavior Research and Practice
To be held in Vancouver, Canada, November 10, 2018 (Saturday), 1:00 - 5:00 PM

We are pleased to invite you to contribute to the 18th Annual SIG-USE Research Symposium.

The upcoming half-day SIG-USE Symposium will focus on the future of information behavior research.

It will be comprised of Short Paper and Poster presentations, break-out group discussion sessions, and Awards presentations.

It is intended for students, faculty, researchers, and information professionals who are interested in information behavior and practices research and in the translation of findings from this research area into professional practice. It is open to both members and non-members of SIG-USE.

We live in an era of change in terms of the technologies, platforms, and tools at our disposal.

With these changes, we are also witnessing changes in communication practices, in the meaning and form of information, and in information behaviors. There has been a significant global shift in the ways that information and knowledge is produced, shared, and used. We have witnessed developments such as the crowdsourcing of knowledge work, the use of new communication channels in information diffusion activities, and the emergence of online environments serving as "third places" and "information grounds".

As we consider the future, there are many ways that we might consider information behavior research including users, application, contexts, and methods to study information behavior and practice.

We welcome poster (500 words or less) and short paper (2000 words or less) contributions that describe completed research and research-in-progress, and that showcase empirical, conceptual, theoretical, and methodological findings or rich practice cases and demonstrations, from researchers, graduate students, and practitioners. Our major goals include facilitating information exchange between and among scholars and information professionals, serving as a forum for scholars and professionals new to this area to engage critically with the theme, and for scholars and practitioners alike to receive feedback on preliminary work and works-in-progress.

Specific issues to be addressed depend on the interest of the participants and the issues they bring into the workshop. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Actors/users: How has the concept of the user/actor in information behavior research changed over time? What effect has this had on the ways that we study users' information behaviors, and on our efforts to facilitate users' abilities to access and make use of information? How can we facilitate equitable access and use of information across diverse populations?

Applications: New technologies offer opportunities for identity construction and empowerment, or do they? How can information behavior research address local and global issues relating to health, environment, economics, and human rights, among others, creating value for all?

Contexts: Information behaviors occur in many contexts, including within work and recreational settings, and as a part of everyday life. They also arise out of needs in particular situations, such as in response to health conditions, and may be triggered due to factors such as serendipitous encounters. How do characteristics of organizations and information society (e.g., cultural norms, legal frameworks, communication structures, political hierarchies, etc.) influence the access to and use of information and technologies?

Methods: Users, applications, and the contexts in which information behaviors occur are continually evolving. What does this mean for the methods that we use to study information behavior, and moreover, for practice?

With all of these developments, we also encounter questions concerning research ethics. Though the future brings new opportunities and possibilities, concerns persist and questions arise as society evolves. How have the roles of researchers and participants changed in this evolving digital landscape?

Submission Categories:

Short Papers (2000 words or less):

  • Will be followed by small group discussions, so submissions that generate stimulating dialogue and exchange are ideal
  • Tend to have richer discussion of the methods and results
  • Provide more contextualization of the work within the background literature

Posters (500 words or less):

Provide an opportunity for more one-on-one feedback on early work and work-in-progress
Preliminary work is not required

Submissions should adhere to the following guidelines:

Please access the submission website to upload your submission: https://utk.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3lTWAmYnImINTo1
Please submit an anonymized Word or PDF file.
The deadline for submission is August 15, 2018
We will send out notifications of acceptance by September 26, 2018.


All submissions will be peer-reviewed.
Accepted documents will be circulated prior to and following the Symposium, when possible.
Presenters who have their short paper accepted should plan on presentations of up to 8 minutes in total.
Short-paper presenters should also expect to e-mail their slides in advance of the Symposium.
Poster presenters will stand next to their posters and present a short 30-second introduction to their research.
Details of these requirements will be provided after notifications of acceptance.

IMPORTANT DATES:
August 15, 2018, 11:59 pm (Anywhere on Earth): Submissions due
September 26, 2018: Notices of acceptance issued

REGISTRATION FEES [Early bird (through 10/1) / Advance (10/2 - 11/2) / On site]:

ASIS&T Members: $130 / $155 / $180

Non-Members: $160 / $185 / $210

ASIS&T Student Members: $100 / $125 / $150

Student Non-Members: $130 / $155 / $180

The registration fee is $30 off for students (use discount code USE30 at registration), so if you are a student member and register no later than Monday, 1 October, 2018, it will be $100!

The registration fee will cover Symposium costs and an afternoon break with snacks.

To register for the 2018 ASIS&T Annual Meeting and the SIG-USE Symposium, please visit: https://www.asist.org/am18/registration/

For more information about the 2018 SIG-USE Symposium, please visit our website:

https://siguse.wordpress.com/2018/05/29/2018-asist-sig-use-symposium-cfp/

For more information about SIG-USE, please see:

https://siguse.wordpress.com/

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Walsh Library, Rose Hill, Fordham University, Bronx, NY

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides ongoing maintenance of databases to ensure continued access throughout the life cycle; checks search capabilities and website display; claims broken links or missing content; assists in annual renewals.
  • Resolves database access problems. Provides technical support to users and responds to help desk requests.
  • Collects COUNTER-compliant usage statistics for all licensed e-resources to support retention & renewal decisions and creation of annual ACRL and IPEDS reports; maintains detailed information on statistics access (links, passwords, contacts).
  • Manages the Electronic Resources Management System (SerialsSolutions), including knowledge base management, overlap analysis, link resolver configuration, and URL customizations.
  • Ensures secure remote access to databases by providing EZ Proxy configurations to EIC network manager and troubleshooting setup problems with publishers when necessary.
  • Administers publisher admin areas with login credentials, contacts, IPs, branding, and other customizations.
  • Maintains awareness of emerging technologies, standards, and technical issues relating to electronic resources. Contributes to the professional dialog to improve service and enhance access to library resources.
  • Uses a variety of productivity tools (including MS Excel, Word, Access, Google Docs and LibGuides) to organize and administer electronic resources.
  • Assists in other tasks and special projects related to online resources as delegated by supervisor. This requires multitasking skills for changing workflow priorities.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • American Library Association accredited Master's Degree
  • Minimum 2 years' experience in an academic library, preferably e-resources experience
  • Experience with the technical procedures of acquiring and maintaining library e-resources
  • Excellent communication skills working with faculty, students, vendors, and colleagues
  • Experience with an integrated library system (SirsiDynix Symphony preferred); discovery service (EDS preferred); link resolver (Serials Solutions preferred); and LibGuides
  • Familiarity with standards, best practices, and trends in the field
  • Extremely self-motivated with initiative and demonstrated ability to work independently, collaboratively, and proactively
  • Maintaining concentration for extended periods at computer in an open-plan office
  • Very detailed oriented with analytical and quantitative skills
  • Ability to adapt to change; to plan, implement and assess projects and priorities

 

ENVIRONMENT:

Founded in 1841, Fordham University's 90-acre Rose Hill campus sits on the site of the original 18th century Rose Hill Manor.  Fordham University is an R2 (Doctoral University-Higher Research Activity) Carnegie Classification institution in the Jesuit tradition. The University consists of four Undergraduate and six Postgraduate schools on three campuses.  The Fordham University Rose Hill campus is easily accessible via bus, subway, Metro-North commuter rail and car. Parking is available to faculty and staff on the Rose Hill campus.

 

                                                           

HOURS:                                             M-F 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

SALARY:                                           Commensurate with experience

STARTING DATE:                               September 4, 2018                                                                                 

SEND LETTER & RESUME:            Lynn Parliman (parliman@fordham.edu)

(NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE)         Head of Serials & Electronic Resources

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Operations Content Manager, Red River Technology, Claremont, NH

The Operations Content Manager (OCM) will be a creative, flexible, and self-motivated individual with strong organizational and interpersonal skills and the ability to manage change in a fast-paced and flexible company.  Initially, the OCM will be tasked with consolidating and structuring multiple disparate content and knowledge storage locations into a highly flexible but organized content management architecture within Red River.  This individual will then continually interface with stakeholders across the company to identify file storage requirements, continually evolving the knowledge management environment to improve scalability and efficiency and managing applicable content within the created structure.

Implementing and supporting third party add-ons as well as supporting and working with other Red River team members to implement custom integrations between applications will be required for this position.  The OCM should be familiar with Microsoft SharePoint site collection structuring and creation and have experience with creating and supporting SharePoint sites.  Experience with SaaS storage, knowledge management, and collaboration applications such as Box, Basecamp, and Communifire is a plus.

Primary Position Tasks:

  • Creation and management of corporate knowledge management system
  • Maintenance and monitoring of content management policies
  • Administration and support of corporate document storage applications
  • Assistance with implementation of in-house and third party add-ons and integrations
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Education/Certification/Experience Requirements:

  • Able to quickly learn and utilize new software applications
  • Able to successfully build strong working relationships with coworkers and clientele
  • Excellent at multitasking; able to successfully execute multiple projects simultaneously
  • Familiar with configuring MS SharePoint site and site collection administration
  • Fluent with Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Education/Certification/Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Experience with designing, building, and managing corporate documentation structure

Essential Elements (Mental; Physical; Equipment used):

This position is an office position that requires sitting at a desk for multiple hours throughout the work day.  This is an in-office position located in Claremont, NH with likely 10% travel.

  • We work with purpose, looking to disrupt the status quo in meaningful ways.
  • We act with integrity, showing respect for all and demonstrating our commitment to ethics
  • We value collaboration and work as a team to accomplish goals
  • We elevate creativity, and support curiosity to re-imagine the use of technology
  • We have a strong work ethic, and seek continuous improvement in all we do
  • We embrace philanthropy, working together to drive positive change and lasting impact within communities around us

Candidates for the job should possess excellent organizational skills as well as the ability to efficiently multi-task. Ideal candidates have a strong focus on day-to-day operational excellence, and a personal style that builds trust, and inspires loyalty. The candidate should be motivated, proactive, be able to learn and adapt quickly.

Established in 1995, Red River delivers information technology solutions to a worldwide military and civilian customer base and the New England enterprise market including healthcare, financial services and education customers. Red River is ranked the 5th fastest growing company in NH by Business NH Magazine and has demonstrated consistent year over year revenue and employee growth since its inception. With corporate offices in Claremont, NH, Red River has satellite offices in Virginia. 

EOE M/F/DISABLED/Vet

Red River Computer Co., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status.

Red River offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and an exceptional work environment. If you are ready to join a growing company, please submit your resume and cover letter (required).

Please apply here.

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Digital Access and Metadata Librarian, Iwasaki Library, Emerson College, Boston, MA

Digital Access and Metadata Librarian, Iwasaki Library, Emerson College, Boston, MA

The Digital Access and Metadata Librarian works to implement and maintain digital access projects including: development and implementation of metadata strategies, digitization of analog materials, and digital curation. Collaborates with the Digital Archivist on digital preservation. As part of these initiatives, this position is required to liaise with Library, Instructional Technology Group (ITG), and IT staff, external vendors, and consortia. Core responsibilities include identifying digitization projects, organizing teams to develop workflows, creating and managing metadata, and liaising with stakeholders. 

This position is full-time (36.25 hours/week), exempt staff. It is covered under Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 888. 

Qualifications

Required

  • ALA accredited master's degree in library/information science.
  • 3-5 years of experience in a library with metadata project responsibilities, including 1-3 years of project management responsibilities. 
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and implement effective programs, complex projects, and services.
  • Knowledge of metadata schemas and standards (such as AACR2, Dublin Core, METSMODSPREMISRDA, and TEI) and controlled vocabularies such as LCSH.
  • Experience creating original cataloging and metadata for both analog and digital objects, including understanding of DACS and MARC cataloging standards.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of current trends in digital curation theory, standards and technologies to enable access to digital records.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to thrive and actively participate in an environment that supports diversity and inclusion.
Preferred 
  • Knowledge of issues related to the ingest, maintenance, and preservation of digital objects.
  • Awareness of developments in the Digital Humanities.

Duties 
Develops and documents policies and procedures concerning digital objects and metadata, establishes workflow, implements appropriate standards and best practices, and conducts quality assurance for digital collections. Collaborates with Digital Archivist on archival special collections projects. Remains current with emerging standards and strategies. 
Provides metadata or complex and original cataloging for materials in analog and electronic formats, such as print books and ebooks, print and electronic serials, streaming and analog media, born-digital and digitized objects, whether owned or licensed by the institution. Oversees batch loading of metadata records. 
Works with ITG, IT, Assistant Library Director for Systems and Technology, and external vendors to maintain, troubleshoot and implement systems, both open source and commercial, that form the underlying infrastructure for the Library's digital platforms such as Shared Shelf and the integrated library system (ILS). Collaborates with Fenway Library Organization librarians, Emerson staff, and stakeholders to evaluate new systems and products. 
Works with librarians, archivists, and other staff and faculty to identify and prepare items for digitization. Collaborate with them to create and maintain digital exhibits to enhance discovery of and access to materials. 
Assists the library by identifying and applying for grants and external funding for digital initiatives, and other duties as assigned. 

Salary: Grade 16 (https://www.emerson.edu/human-resources/benefits/staff-compensation/salary-range)

For full posting and to apply: https://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/17315
Please use web-based system for application, with cover letter and résumé, as required. This system can, with permission, access LinkedIn profile to fill in portions of application form. Please do not apply via email.

Additional Information

Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.

Emerson College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender in its educational programs or activities. Emerson has designated the Associate Vice President, Title IX, and Clery Coordinator to respond to inquiries regarding the College Sexual Misconduct Policy. The Title IX Coordinator may be reached at 8 Park Plaza, Transportation Bldg, Room 230 Boston, MA 02116; Telephone: 617-824-8999; email: titleix@emerson.edu

In accordance with the federal Clery and Campus SaVE Acts, Emerson College commits to providing all current and prospective students and employees with access to the annual campus security reports for each of our campuses. This report may be accessed from the Emerson College Police Department website.

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Librarian, Virtual Services, Hudson, FL

Salary Disclosure:
Starting salary: $37,353.00
Pay Grade: P32

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

Department: Libraries Services

Location: Hudson

General Description: Professional library work involving technical work in implementing and maintaining a variety of library focused software, databases, and applications.

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

Essential Job Functions:
Provide technical work in planning, implementing and maintaining the library's automation system (Integrated Library System) as well as a variety of other software applications such as PC Reservation, E-content, E-vance, Talking Tech, the Library's website, and social networking sites. This position is responsible for assisting with training of both professional and paraprofessional library staff county wide.
Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles and methods of professional public library service and operations. Knowledge of library technology and web design principles. Knowledge of CMS systems, and/or HTML. Knowledge of ILS system support and administration (Koha preferred). Knowledge of principles and practices for providing customer services. Knowledge of report functions for databases, mysql preferred. Ability to establish and maintain positive, effective working relationships. Ability to apply logic and reasoning to problem resolution. Ability to effectively manage time. Ability to deal with details. Ability to work without close supervision. Ability to deal with diverse elements simultaneously. Ability to understand and apply highly complex policies and procedures. Ability to train, plan, and assign work to paraprofessional and clerical library staff. Ability to operate computer equipment and technology software. MUST BE ABLE TO WORK EVENINGS AND SATURDAYS. One year of library experience preferred.

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

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

The Degree Alternative Program (DAP) for in-house applicants does not apply to this posting.

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

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

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

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

The closing date is at midnight on Thursday, July 20, 2018.

Apply here.

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Adult Services Librarian, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA

Full-time Adult Services Librarian

 

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. We also take pride in new collections like our Library of Things, co-sponsored by the Friends of the Robbins Library and Sustainable Arlington.

 

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 Arlington Cultural District designated by the Mass Cultural Council in 2017. 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.

 

Robbins Library is convenient to several MBTA bus lines, the Minuteman Bikeway, 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, initiative, 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: $52,275-$65,197

 

Open until: August 6, 2018

 

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

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East Asian Cataloging Librarian, Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN

EAST ASIAN CATALOGING LIBRARIAN

ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES BLOOMINGTON

 

Founded in 182 has grown from a small state seminary into the flagship campus of a great public university with over 49,000 students and almost 3,100 faculty. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of IU Bloomington and its excellent contributions in research and the arts. The campus covers over 1,800 wooded acres and is distinctive for both its park-like beauty and an architectural heritage inspired by local artisanship in limestone.

 

The Indiana University Libraries Bloomington (https://libraries.indiana.edu/) is among the leading academic research library systems in North America. The IUB Libraries provide strong collections, innovative service and instructional programs, and leadership in the application of information technologies. The collections support every academic discipline on campus and include more than 9 million books, journals, maps, films, and audio/visual materials in over 900 languages. Of particular note are the 6.4-million volume high-density Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF) for preservation and access to the libraries' collections and archives, the Lilly Library of rare books and manuscripts, and the IU Libraries Moving Image Archive. The Libraries have renowned area studies collections and librarians who are leaders in the national conversation about the changing role of area studies librarianship. The Libraries are recognized leaders in integrating information literacy into the teaching and learning fabric of the university, and recently opened IU Scholars' Commons and IU Learning Commons, two extensive renovations that have redefined the role of the Libraries in the academic missions of the university.

 

The IU Libraries actively participate in local, national, and international initiatives that will define collections and services of the future.  Memberships include regional and national associations and consortia including the Big Ten Academic Alliance Center for Library Initiatives, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Digital Library Federation (DLF), the Unizin Consortium and the Samvera community. The IU Libraries are a founding member of HathiTrust, a shared digital repository and a managing partner of the HathiTrust Research Center, and a member of preservation initiatives such as the Digital Preservation Network (DPN,) and the Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust).  The IU Libraries have developed wide-ranging and active digital library projects and initiatives that date back to the early 1990's, including Variations Digital Music Library, Image Collections Online, significant text collections, and most recently, the university-wide Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative and the Avalon Media System. The Libraries are the organizational home of the Office of Scholarly Publishing that brings together the work of the Indiana University Press with the Libraries' open-access publishing initiatives.

 

The Indiana University Libraries Bloomington seek a knowledgeable, self-motivated, and service-oriented professional to serve as an expert in East Asian languages in support of cataloging production and initiatives. Reporting to the Head of Area Studies Cataloging, the East Asian Cataloging Librarian will create bibliographic and authority records for resources in East Asian languages, with a focus on Japanese, to be contributed to the Libraries' integrated library system and the OCLC WorldCat database. Through active participation in professional programs and organizations related to East Asian language cataloging, this position will provide leadership for cataloging operations related to complex vernacular scripts, including the revision of local practices and improvement of database content.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create original cataloging records including vernacular script fields and enhance OCLC metadata records for East Asian language resources on all subjects
  • Create new authority records for personal and corporate names, conference names, uniform titles, and series
  • Identify problems, design solutions, and take appropriate actions to efficiently and effectively incorporate East Asian language resources in the Libraries' collections
  • Maintain current awareness of professional trends and developments in metadata creation for East Asian language resources, and monitor evolving metadata schemes and practices
  • Collaborate with other catalogers on bibliographic and authority records for East Asian language resources as needed
  • Provide training and work assessment for paraprofessional catalogers and student employees assigned to work with East Asian language resources and related projects
  • Serve as a consultant and cataloging liaison to other library departments for operations related to East Asian language resources
  • Serve as an official IU Libraries' representative to relevant institutional, regional, national, and international cataloging/metadata programs and organizations, such as the OCLC CJK Users Group
  • Promote the Libraries' culture of diversity and inclusion, and support the values outlined in IU Bloomington's Campus Bicentennial Strategic Plan (https://provost.indiana.edu/strategic-plan/), the Libraries Strategic Plan (https://libraries.indiana.edu/strategicplan), and the Libraries' Diversity Strategic Plan (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/diversity-strategic-plan-20162017pdf

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in library or information science; candidates with an advanced degree in a relevant subject area and appropriate experience in an academic setting will also be considered
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the following metadata content standards and tools: MARC21; Resource Description and Access (RDA); Library of Congress classification and subject headings; the national Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) components for shared bibliographic records (BIBCO) and authority records for names (NACO) and subjects (SACO)
  • Language skills and cultural knowledge to accurately describe, provide authorized access points, and assign subject headings and classification numbers for materials in Japanese
  • Evidence of skills for effective planning, document writing, and implementation of cataloging policies or projects
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment
  • Sound interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships and work cooperatively in a team environment
  • Understanding and valuing of diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization
  • Ability to meet the requirements a tenure-track librarian position (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/promotion-and-tenure-criteria-iub-librarians-pdf)

Preferred:

  • Minimum of two years of relevant professional experience in original cataloging, preferably in a large academic library
  • Bibliographic language skills in Korean and/or Chinese 
  • Aptitude for technology and interest in software and data manipulation tools
  • Familiarity with classical Japanese
  • Experience with OCLC and a substantial level of experience with integrated library systems
  • Experience creating NACO and SACO authority records

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education; benefits include a university healthcare plan, university-funded base retirement plan, a 100% university paid group life insurance plan, and a generous paid time off plan. This tenure-track academic appointment includes eligibility for sabbatical leaves. For a full list of benefit programs, please refer to the following resources:

 

TO APPLY

For full consideration, applications must be received by Wednesday, August 15, 2018. The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 205, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 - Phone: 812-855-8196 - Fax: 812-855-2576 - Email: libpers@indiana.edu.

 

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

 

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

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Assistant Director, Leominster Public Library, Leominster, MA

The Leominster Public Library is re-opening the search for an Assistant Director

 

The job description has been changed slightly to reflect new goals and services. The position is a full-time (34hrs/week) position with vacation and benefits. The starting salary is non-negotiable at $63,991 annually. Typical hours are 8:30-4:30 M-F, with possible nights and weekends.

 

Sample Responsibilities of this position include: 

  • Supervises the part-time Outreach Coordinator. Directly responsible for the training and evaluation of the Outreach Coordinator and oversees all aspects of outreach services; routinely monitors daily and regular work performance of all outreach services. Participates in and conducts outreach as needed.
  • Develops and maintains attendance records and weekly schedules for library personnel.
  • Manages the Gifts and Donations program.
  • Provides leadership in working relationships and communication, ensuring quality public service; encourages initiative and creativity. Contributes to creating an environment oriented to trust, open communication, creative thinking, and cohesive team effort.

 

 

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science or a related field required. Three (3) years of library, non-profit, public administration, or related experience required.
  • Minimum three (3) years of progressively responsible administrative experience.
  • Minimum three (3) years of supervisory experience.

 

This position requires a progressive and innovative attitude; curiosity, drive, and a willingness to continuously improve and learn; and a desire to connect and collaborate with diverse populations, community members, boards, and local groups in order to make the Library a welcoming, educational, inspirational, and inclusive place. The ideal person in this position will have experience working with diverse populations in an urban community.

 

The position is open until filled, find the full job description at: http://www.leominster-ma.gov/depts/hr/job/jobs.asp

 

Email cover letter, resume, and three professional references to: whurley@leominster-ma.gov

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Head of Liaison & Orientation Services, Services for Academic Programs, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard College Library's Services for Academic Programs is currently recruiting for a Head of Liaison and Orientation Services (HLOS). The HLOS provides leadership for liaison and orientation programs provided directly by Harvard College Library and facilitates programs with other libraries that serve the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS). Reporting to the Director of Learning and Teaching Services (DLTS) for the FAS Libraries, the HLOS joins a high-functioning team of managers and librarians who are engaged with pedagogy and digital scholarship support. As part of the team supporting the Associate University Librarian for Research and Education (AULRE), the HLOS collaborates with several units across the Harvard Library as well as individual departmental libraries.

 

For the complete position description and to apply, please see here: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerID=25240&siteID=5341&AReq=46284BR

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Call for Chapters: The Information Literacy Framework

Call for Chapters

The Information Literacy Framework:  Case Studies of Successful Implementation

Chapter proposals are invited to this volume, to be published by Rowman & Littlefield as part of the ALISE Book Series. The book will be edited by Heidi Julien (University at Buffalo), and Melissa Gross and Don Latham (Florida State University). The book's working title is "The Information Literacy Framework:  Case Studies of Successful Implementation." It is intended to help demystify how to incorporate ACRL's Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education into information literacy instruction in higher education as well as how to teach the new Framework to pre-service librarians as part of their professional preparation. The book will bring together:

  • current case studies from academic librarians who are implementing the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education;
  • current case studies from libraries which are training their staff to implement the Framework; and
  • current cases from Library and Information Science faculty, who are working to prepare their pre-service students to practice in the new instructional environment.

Individual chapters will describe how a library is implementing the Framework, or how the Framework is being taught to pre-service librarians. Chapters will focus on successes, while acknowledging challenges. Authors are expected to be reflective and tie their narratives to existing literature and to theory. Instructional librarians, administrators, educators, and students will benefit from the experiences of the people on the ground who are actively working to make the transition to the Framework in their professional practice.

Chapter proposals (approx. 500 words) are due August 1, 2018. Authors will be notified by September 1, 2018 whether their proposal has been selected for expansion to a full chapter. Full chapters will be about 5000 words in length, and will be due March 1, 2019.

 

Send chapter proposals to: Heidi Julien (heidijul@buffalo.edu). 

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Call for Papers: Innovative Methods in Health Information Behaviour Research

Special issue call for papers from Aslib Journal of Information Management

This special issue, to be published in 2019, is guest edited by Ina Fourie (University of Pretoria, South Africa) and Heidi Julien (University at Buffalo, NY, USA).

 

What is the focus of this special issue?

Methods in information behaviour research have remained relatively stable over time. Interviews and questionnaires remain the primary methods used in empirical studies. Although a diversity of diseases, contexts and groups has been covered in information behaviour research for health contexts, understanding of information behaviour can benefit from studies using a range of more innovative methods, including visual methods, methods focusing on embodiment, discursive approaches, and participatory techniques. 

 

For this special issue, we invite papers on innovative research methods used in studies of health information behaviour. The emphasis must be on the critical assessment of the method, and its particular value for the group under study, rather than a simple report of findings. Potential methods of interest could include (but are not limited to):

  • Participatory methods including participatory action research
  • Visual research methods
  • Metaphor identification
  • Methods focusing on embodiment
  • Discursive research methods, e.g. narratives, traditional storytelling
  • Autoethnography
  • Agile research methodology
  • Meta-analyses, systematic reviews, and content analyses on the use of these methods in health information behavior studies will also be considered.

 

Submissions 

Papers should focus on any one or more methods appropriate to study health information behaviour, in the context of any disease or user group; the focus should be on the use of innovative research methods. The value of the research methods should be assessed in a critical and analytical manner.

 

Opinion pieces will not be considered for the special issue.

 

Papers should be 4,000 to 9,000 words in length (including references) and in formatted accordance with the journal's author guidelines.

 

About the Journal

Aslib Journal of Information Management (AJIM; previously: Aslib Proceedings, ISSN: 2050-3806) is a peer-reviewed international journal providing key insights into the latest international developments in the research and practice of information management and information science. 

 

Information about the journal can be found at http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=AJIM

 

Schedule dates and submission deadlines

 

Paper submission: 30 January, 2019

 

Notice of review results: 30 March, 2019

 

Revisions due: 30 April, 2019

 

Publication: Aslib Journal of Information Management, volume 71, issue 5, 2019

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Call for Papers: JCLIS

Deadline Extended for Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene  - JCLIS special issue
Download a PDF version of the Call for Papers for the issue on Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene:
Guest Editors: John Burgess, Robert D. Montoya, Eira Tansey
As stewards of collective knowledge, librarians, archivists, and educators in the information fields are facing the realities of the Anthropocene, which has the potential for cataclysmic environmental change, with a dawning awareness of its unique implications for their missions and activities. The Anthropocene is a proposed designation for an epoch of geological time in which human activity has led to significant and irrevocable changes to the Earth's atmosphere, geology, and biosphere. Some professionals in these fields are focusing new energies on the need for environmentally sustainable practices in their institutions. Some are prioritizing the role of libraries and archives in supporting climate change communication and influencing government policy and public awareness. Others foresee an inevitable unraveling of systems and ponder the role of libraries and archives in a world much different from the one we take for granted. Climate disruption, continued reliance on fossil fuels, toxic waste, deforestation, soil exhaustion, agricultural crisis, depletion of groundwater, loss of biodiversity, mass migration, sea level rise, and extreme weather events are problems that threaten to overwhelm civilization's knowledge infrastructures, and present information institutions with unprecedented challenges.
This special issue of the Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies (JCLIS) will serve as a space to explore these challenges and establish directions for future efforts and investigations. We invite proposals from academics, librarians, archivists, activists, museum professionals, and others.
Some suggested topics and questions:
  • How can information institutions operate more sustainably?
  • How can information scholars and professionals better serve the needs of policy discussions and public awareness with respect to climate change and other threats to the environment?
  • How can information institutions support skillsets and technologies that are relevant following systemic unraveling?
  • What will information work look like without the infrastructures we take for granted?
  • How does information literacy instruction intersect with ecoliteracy?
  • How can information professionals support or participate in radical environmental activism?
  • What are the implications of climate change for disaster preparedness?
  • What role do information workers have in addressing issues of environmental justice? How do such issues of environmental justice relate to other forms of social justice?
  • What are the implications of climate change for preservation practices?
  • Should we question the wisdom of preserving access to the technological cultural legacy that has led to the current environmental crisis? Why or why not?
  • Is there a responsibility to document, as a mode of bearing witness, society's confrontation with the causes of significant environmental problems?
  • Given the ideological foundations of libraries and archives in Enlightenment thought, and given that Enlightenment civilization may be leading to its own environmental endpoint, are these ideological foundations called into question? And with what consequences?
  • What role do MLIS, MIS, iSchools, and other graduate (and undergraduate) programs have to play in relation to the aforementioned issues?
Deadline for Submission: September 9, 2018
Types of Submissions
JCLIS welcomes the following types of submissions:
  • Research Articles (no more than 7,000 words)
  • Perspective Essays (no more than 5,000 words)
  • Literature Reviews (no more than 7,000 words)
  • Interviews (no more than 5,000 words)
  • Book or Exhibition Reviews (no more than 1,200 words)
  • Research articles and literature reviews are subject to peer review by two referees.
  • Perspective essays are subject to peer review by one referee. Interviews and book or exhibition reviews are subject to review by the issue editor(s).
Contacts
Please direct questions to the guest editors for the issue:
John Burgess, University of Alabama: jtfburgess@ua.edu
Robert D. Montoya, Indiana University, Bloomington: montoya@indiana.edu
Eira Tansey, University of Cincinnati: eira.tansey@uc.edu
Submission Guidelines for Authors
The Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies welcomes submissions from senior and junior faculty, students, activists, and practitioners working in areas of research and practice at the intersection of critical theory and library and information studies.
Authors retain the copyright to material they publish in the JCLIS, but the Journal cannot re-publish material that has previously been published elsewhere. The journal also cannot accept manuscripts that have been simultaneously submitted to another outlet for possible publication.
Citation Style
JCLIS uses the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition as the official citation style for manuscripts published by the journal. All manuscripts should employ the Notes and Bibliography style (as footnotes with a bibliography), and should conform to the guidelines as described in the Manual.
Submission Process
Manuscripts are to be submitted through JCLIS' online submission system (http://libraryjuicepress.com/journals/index.php/jclis) by September 9, 2018. This online submission process requires that manuscripts be submitted in separate stages in order to ensure the anonymity of the review process and to enable appropriate formatting.
Abstracts (500 words or less) should be submitted in plain text and should not include information identifying the author(s) or their institutional affiliations. With the exception of book reviews, an abstract must accompany all manuscript submissions before they are reviewed for publication.
The main text of the manuscript must be submitted as a stand-alone file (in Microsoft Word or RTF)) without a title page, abstract, page numbers, or other headers or footers. The title, abstract, and author information should be submitted through the submission platform.

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Call for Applications: ASIS&T SIGUSE

ASIS&T SIGUSE offers several awards for travel and research this year and the application due date is extended to July 22. If you have not applied for the awards yet, please do it now. 
The Elfreda A. Chatman Research Award for "best research proposal that falls within the scope of information behavior."  ($1,000) 
The Innovation Award for "innovative work that falls within the scope of information behavior." ($200) 
The Student Conference Travel Award to "assist students in a Master's or doctoral program in attending the ASIS&T annual conference by defraying travel expenses" ($500) 
The Interdisciplinary Conference Travel Award to "provide financial support for members to attend non-LIS specific conference." ($200)
The Best Information Behavior Conference Paper Award in recognition of the best information behavior paper accepted for presentation at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting ($200). 
The Best Information Behavior Conference Poster Award in recognition of the best information behavior paper accepted for presentation at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting ($200). 
Please note the application requirements and procedures for the various awards, which can be found from the SIGUSE Website (https://siguse.wordpress.com/awards/) and encourage your faculty, colleagues, and students to apply.
Award winners will receive a Certificate and a check for each value and be formally recognized at the SIGUSE symposium to be held at the upcoming ASIST annual meeting in Vancouver, BC.
Applications can be sent to the 2018 SIGUSE Award Chair: Sanghee Oh (sanghee.oh@cnu.ac.kr or sanghee.oh@gmail.com). 

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Fellowship, American Art, Boston Athenæum, Boston, MA

POLLY THAYER STARR FELLOWSHIP IN AMERICAN ART

The Boston Athenæum invites applicants for the Polly Thayer Starr Fellowship in American Art. The Fellowship will constitute a full-time, one-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, under the supervision of John Buchtel, the Curator of Rare Books and Head of Special Collections.

The fellowship is open to graduate students in Art History, American Studies, and allied fields in the final stages of doctoral study (ABD) or to scholars who have attained the PhD within three years of the start of the fellowship. Reflecting the Quaker values of Polly Thayer Starr, the Athenæum seeks candidates whose expertise and experience will further its goals around matters of representation and inclusion, bringing a fresh perspective to its collections through the critical lenses of African American or Native American studies, women's and gender studies, or peace and conflict studies, as well as other areas of interdisciplinary inquiry.

The Starr Fellow will be a vital part of the Athenæum's curatorial team, participating in a broad range of departmental initiatives and projects designed to further cultural equity. The Fellow will be an active partner in expanding access to, and fostering critical dialogue around, the Athenæum's Special Collections through writing, research, and educational outreach.

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation from authorities familiar with the applicant's scholarly abilities and achievements to Human Resources at hr@bostonathenaeum.org by July 31, 2018.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary

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Executive Director, New Britain Youth Museum, New Britain, CT

The New Britain Youth Museum is seeking a new Executive Director. This full-time position is responsible for administration of a children's and cultural Museum in downtown New Britain, CT and The Hungerford Park Nature Center in neighboring Kensington, CT.

Responsibilities include business administration of the organization and working with staff in the planning, funding, and implementation of programs, exhibits, and events. The Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of the arts, the humanities, sciences and the environment through innovative programming, interactive exhibitions and the unique collections of the Museum.

Minimum of 5 years' experience in management, preferably in a museum, other educational organization or non-profit. Demonstrated experience and success in grant writing and fundraising. Salary 48K-55K depending on experience. Benefits available.

For a more detailed job description and requirements visit newbritainyouthmuseum.org - About Us Send cover letter & resume to: nbymuseum@gmail.com

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: 48K - 55K

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Executive Director, Enfield Shaker Museum, Enfield, NH

Founded in 1987, Chosen Vale, Inc. dba Enfield Shaker Museum (ESM) is a small and growing not-for-profit educational institution established to preserve and protect the Shaker heritage in Enfield, New Hampshire. Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director will be the visionary and operational leader for ESM.

The successful candidate will be strategic, goal-oriented, innovative, charismatic, community-oriented, and entrepreneurial. He/she will have a proven record demonstrating strategic thinking, strong management, excellent communication skills, and successful fundraising. He/she will be the public face of ESM and will be the primary liaison between ESM and its individual, corporate and foundation donors. The candidate will have a passion for education, history, preservation, and for the mission of ESM. The ideal candidate will have experience working with and supporting staff and volunteers and a history of successfully leading growth within an organization.

Bachelor's degree required; Masters Degree advantageous. Formal training in history, historic preservation, American Studies, Museum Studies, or Not-for-Profit Management a strong plus. 3 - 5 years of relevant experience, including business planning, fundraising, budgeting, staffing, and programming.

Full job description at https://www.shaker museum.org.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and résumé to enfielddirectorsearch@gmail.com 

Position is open until filled.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Director of Operations, Old South Meeting House, Boston, MA

Old South Meeting House seeks an experienced professional to oversee the finance and operations of this historic museum and gathering place on Boston's Freedom Trail.

The Director of Operations oversees maintenance and ongoing preservation and renovations of Old South Meeting House and the day to day operational functions of the organization, which has a staff of 15 full- and part-time employees.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Operations will play a leadership role in the organization through facility management, human resources operations, and other internal operations.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to hr@osmh.org

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Public Services Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

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

For a full job description visit: www.mywpl.org/jobs-wpl

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

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Technical Services & Reference Librarians, Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover, MA

The Stevens Memorial Library seeks to fill two part-time (18 hours a week) positions. Duties are divided between two functional areas in the Stevens Memorial Library: Technical Services and Reference Service.

Technical Services duties: perform goods receipts process for library materials and associated billing to insure accurate and timely payment of library accounts, including communication with vendors, Library accounting and Sirsi, Dynix, Symphony. Reference Service: provide information and reference, readers' advisory, etc. to patrons. Instruct and promote the use of the Library's electronic resources (e-book, e-encyclopedia, e-music, etc.). Actively participate in staff development and training opportunities when appropriate. Keeps current on trends in the library field, attends workshops, and reviews professional journals. The percentage of time for the duties is approximately 75% of time is spent on Cataloging and approximately 25% of the time is on the Reference Desk. 

Qualifications

Education: Master's in Library Science (MLS) or Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree from an American Library Association accredited Library School or MLS / MLIS in progress with cataloging and reference coursework completed.

Experience: Knowledge of basic library cataloging principles and procedures, Dewey Decimal System, subject assignment, MARC record format and computerized data entry. 1 year cataloging experience in an automated library system in a public library setting. Demonstrate proficiency in current and emerging trends in library technologies (equipment and their applications).

Additional skills: Ability to initiate, organize, and self-direct work responsibilities under minimum supervision. Ability to collaborate and create positive working relationships in a team environment, including limited supervision of staff and / or volunteers. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Embraces opportunities to learn in a changing environment.

Physical Requirements: Performs duties under typical library conditions. Position requires frequent physical effort, such as carrying books (up to 20-30 lbs), pushing book carts (up to 150 lbs), bending, stretching, grasping, etc. to retrieve library materials. Able to view computer screens for extended time periods and able to operate computers, telephones, photocopiers, printers and other office-type equipment.

Compensation Rate: Librarian I (S-11) $21.68 - $25.97 in 8 steps; coursework in an MLS degree program Librarian I (S-12) $22.54 - $26.99 in 8 steps; MLS degree

Position is subject to the terms and conditions of the Town of North Andover's AFSCME - Professional Librarians collective bargaining agreement: (http://www.townofnorthandover.com/Pages/NAndoverMA_WebDocs/lm1316.pdf)

Schedule: 18 hours per week including 1 evening and a regular weekend (Saturday 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday 2 pm - 5 pm) in rotation from Labor Day through Memorial Day.

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

KKeenan@northandoverma.gov

Position is open until filled.

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

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Library Assistant, Circulation, Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

Enthusiastic individual wanted to work in a busy, team-oriented MLN member library serving a diverse, urban community with an excellent collection of print, audio-visual and online resources.

 

Qualifications include: Associates Degree or 2 years of post-high school education, 6 months of computer experience, 1 year experience working with the public, or any equivalent combination. Strong interest in working with the general public, ability to perform under pressure, ability to work with library staff and a diverse general public in a tactful and courteous manner, good problem solving and computer skills. Superior customer service 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 may include: Answering telephones, checking materials in and out, registering patrons, account maintenance, processing daily deliveries and other general circulation desk duties as assigned.

 

Preferred qualifications: Fluency in Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole or Portuguese; familiarity with III Sierra software.

 

19 hours per week

Weekly schedule to include a morning and afternoon and a minimum of one evening/week, plus a minimum of two Saturdays and one Sunday per month year-round.

$23.31 per hour, pro-rated paid time off

no health or retirement benefits

 

Deadline to apply: Open until filled with preference given to applications received in full by August 10, 2018

 

Qualified candidates should submit, preferably in one complete pdf file:

  • Completed City of Waltham employment application

              ( https://www.city.waltham.ma.us/human-resources-department )

  • Three letters of professional reference

(Must be less than 2 yrs old. Also must be signed or sent directly from source)

  • Resume
  • Letter of interest to:

Mary Gullotti

Human Resources Department, 119 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451

MGullotti@city.waltham.ma.us  /  781-314-3356

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Cataloger, Patten Free Library, Bath, ME

The Patten Free Library in Bath, Maine is looking for an experienced cataloger to perform original and copy cataloging of the collections in our Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room, including print monographs, photographs, postcards, newspapers and maps.  Additional cataloging responsibilities include complex copy and original cataloging of other library materials in the general collection as needed.

 

Performance Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Cataloging experience of archival materials.
  • Knowledge of current cataloging standards.
  • Good knowledge of automated library systems and office applications.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills for working effectively with staff, volunteers, and patrons.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.

 

Minimum Qualifications: A Master's Degree in Library and/or Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution. At least three years' cataloging experience.

Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position: standing, lifting, bending, pushing and pulling full book carts (approx. 50lbs.).

 

Hours: Part-time (12 hours per week). Flexible schedule.

 

Wage: $20.00/hr.

 

Contact: Send cover letter and resume to Lesley Dolinger, Director lesley.dolinger@patten.lib.me.us

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Marketing Intern, Cambridge Historical Society, Cambridge, MA

About the Society: From the American Revolution to the biotech revolution, the history of Cambridge is unlike that of any other city. Working together with our community, the Cambridge Historical Society connects the past with our present and future, serves as stewards of our collective history, and inspires curiosity in generations to come. 

About the Role: The Society seeks an intern to assist with long-term marketing and communication strategies, as well as weekly social media and event updates. 

Areas of Focus

  • Blogging. The Intern will contribute to the Society's evergreen website content by researching and writing short blog posts weekly.
  • Social media. Drawing on the Society's social media efforts to date, the Intern will post across the Society's Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts, The Intern is encouraged (but not required) to attend events and contribute social media posts in real time.
  • Promotion and outreach. The Intern will submit event listings to local media outlets, create Eventbrite and Facebook events, and write press releases/pitch stories to local media outlets.
  • Long-range planning. In collaboration with the Society's Communications Committee, the intern will help develop strategies for raising awareness of our activities throughout the city. 

Timing

The Society seeks an Intern for the Fall 2018 semester. 

Skillsets required and how to apply

A successful Marketing Intern will possess knowledge of best practices in social media and marketing efforts for non-profits, be detail-oriented, and be willing to contribute fully as a member of the Society's team. Love of local history is a must, even if you aren't from or don't live in Cambridge. The Marketing Intern will report directly to the Society's Executive Director, Marieke Van Damme. The internship is unpaid. Hours are flexible and some work can be completed offsite. For more information and to submit your application, please email mvandamme@cambridgehistory.org. 

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Children's Library Assistant, Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

Work in a busy, team-oriented MLN member library serving a diverse community with a collection of over 200,000 items.

 

Qualifications include: Bachelor's degree and at least one year experience working with staff and public in a tactful and courteous manner.  Excellent computer and problem solving skills along with an active interest in new technologies and social media. Superior customer service skills. Strong interest in working with children and their caregivers. Ability to perform detailed work accurately and efficiently with a minimum of supervision. Strong oral and written communication skills. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Must pass a pre-employment physical with drug and alcohol screening, a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and a background check. Full description available at Human Resources Department.

 

Duties include: Children's desk services including check-in, check-out and renewing materials on the telephone or in person. Working with children, families, educators and day cares to provide access to resources and activities. Other duties include museum pass reservation, outreach to area schools, performing storytime, preparing displays & programming, some collection development and other similar or related work as required.

 

Preferred: Fluency in Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole or Portuguese; experience in marketing; outreach and/or social media, familiarity with III Sierra software.

 

35 hours per week including staffing a public service desk a minimum of one evening per week and a minimum of one Saturday and one Sunday per month year-round. Excellent benefits.

 

Starting salary: $50,454.

 

Deadline to apply:  August 10, 2018

 

Qualified candidates should submit, preferably in one complete pdf file:

  • Completed City of Waltham employment application

              ( https://www.city.waltham.ma.us/human-resources-department )

  • Three letters of professional reference

(Must be less than 2 yrs old. Also must be signed or sent directly from source)

  • Resume
  • Letter of interest to:

Mary Gullotti

Human Resources Department, 119 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451

MGullotti@city.waltham.ma.us  /  781-314-3356

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Research Data Management Analyst, Information Technology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

TITLE: Research Data Management Analyst

GRADE: 56

DEPARTMENT: Information Technology
Location: USA - MA - Boston
Schedule: Mon-Fri 9-5 (35 hrs/week)
Application Deadline: July 13, 2018

 

BASIC FUNCTION:

The Research Data Management Analyst (RDM Analyst) will assist the HMS Research Data Manager with enabling HMS researchers to understand, manage, classify, and organize their data throughout its lifecycle to improve the research data organization process. Under the direction of the HMS Research Data Manager, the RDM Analyst will perform outreach with faculty and researchers to gather information about data management workflows, data storage, and data management challenges. The RDM Analyst will assist labs in the implementation of data storage management plans designed by the Research Data Manager. The RDM Analyst will seek out opportunities to collaborate with labs and will maintain existing connections with designated labs that are assigned by the Research Data Manager.

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Initiate and maintain working relationships with faculty, staff, and lab members through outreach, correspondence, meetings, and follow-up.
  • Implement data storage management plans through lab consultations based on lab outreach assessments and subsequent assignment from the Research Data Manager.
  • Increase visibility of research data management services through active presence within the community and attendance at relevant events, as directed by the Research Data Manager.
  • Provide support to the Research Data Manager with incident response and inquiry triage.
  • Advocate for data management best practices on the Harvard Medical School campus in multiple contexts.
  • Collaborate with the Research Data Manager to curate and update research data management resources and educational materials.
  • Provide mentorship guidance for interns, including establishing learning objectives and providing constructive feedback.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree, and a minimum 1-2 years of experience in data organization.
  • Prior experience with and ability to interact with scientists, computer professionals, and project managers.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the research data lifecycle.

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master's Degree in library science or related field preferred.
  • Strong commitment to customer service; ability to work in a demanding, fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to create working partnerships with multiple researchers and lab managers.
  • Strong organizational skills, communication skills (written, oral and presentation); a concern for accuracy, details and quality.
  • Tolerance of ambiguity and uncertainty in a constantly evolving field.
  • Adaptability and ability to prioritize work and to be flexible in job tasks.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed.
  • Ability to take direction from supervisors/managers.
  • Experience mentoring interns and co-ops.
  • Comfortability keeping up with emerging trends, best practices, and new knowledge in the fields of data management, the research data lifecycle, and information technology.

 

To apply for this position, please visit the Harvard Careers website.

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Research Librarian, Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA

Reporting to the Director of the Library, the Research Librarian is responsible for developing and teaching information literacy sessions, managing aspects of collection development, maintaining portions of the library website, and overseeing aspects of the day-to-day operations of the Library.

 

The primary duties of this Professional Staff year-round position include: providing curricular reference service; collaborating with teaching faculty to develop and teach information literacy sessions; creating LibGuides and research exercises; managing aspects of collection development; maintaining portions of the library website; collecting statistics, analyzing data and creating reports for the Library Director.

 

Secondary duties include: providing reference and circulation services; promoting the library, its services and collections to the Academy community; advising the Director in establishing, reevaluating and implementing policies and procedures and enforcing the general policies and procedures of the Academy and the library.

 

The Research Librarian works primarily during the academic school day as well as one to two evenings per week and one weekend per month while school is in session. This position also works over the summer, as scheduled by the Director.  In some circumstances, it may be important to assist during adverse weather and emergencies to ensure essential services and service points are covered. 

 

The successful candidate will possess a MLS or equivalent degree, 3-5 years library experience, preferably in an academic setting, considerable experience with library research, the ability to instruct and train students, faculty and community members at all skill levels, exceptional communication skills, the ability to interact effectively with students and employees and to work independently within a team environment, strong computer skills, enthusiasm for change and the provision of innovative service, and an overall commitment to excellence.

 

Please visit www.deerfield.edu/jobs to apply online.

 

Deerfield Academy does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, transgender status, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, age, disability, status as a veteran or being a member of the Reserves or National Guard, or any other classification protected under state or federal law.

 

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Library User Experience Intern, User Research Center, Lamont Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Position Title: Library User Experience Intern

 

Location: User Research Center, Lamont Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

 

Normal Work Week: Flexible, 15 hours/week

 

Compensation: $15/hr

 

Summary: The library user experience intern will work on the data collection and analysis for one or two assigned user research studies during the semester. The intern may also assist with managing the lab space and equipment.

 

Job Duties & Requirements:

  • Moderate and collect data for user research studies including, but not limited to, interviews, surveys, usability and eye-tracking tests.
  • Conduct analysis of data from user studies. Build reports and visualize both quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Create video clips and presentations based on study outcomes and project requirements.
  • Assist with technology support of equipment in User Research Center including basic troubleshooting and software updates.
    • Experience working in teams and managing competing priorities.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Basic understanding of HTML/CSS, experience with content management systems and editing videos preferred.
    • Knowledge of UX design and survey tools such as Sketch, Optimal Workshop, and Qualtrics preferred.

 

Start Date:

August 2018

 

End Date:

May 2019

 

Contact information:

Amy Deschenes

amy_deschenes@harvard.edu

 

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

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NEA: Call for News Items & Photos

Attention archivists, students, and repositories in the New England area:

The NEA Newsletter is currently seeking articles about your activities and accomplishments for the October 2018 issue of the NEA Newsletter. The Newsletter relies entirely on entries from members, so please share your news with the archives community; we love to know what everyone is up to!

Past entries have included announcements about newly processed collections, new acquisitions, renovations and expansions, grants received, project updates, exhibit openings, student activities, photographs from collections, and internship opportunities. However, anything of interest to the archives community is welcome!

You can also add an item to our calendar of upcoming events (events, workshops, meetings, conferences, symposia, etc).

Please limit your news item to around 150 words, or your calendar entry to around 25 words, and be sure to include your repository name, location, and a phone number or email address at the end of the piece.

We appreciate the time and thought you put into your writing, and thank you for adding your voice!

Send submissions by 8/15/18 to: parke.sean@gmail.com

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Open Carpentries Instructor Training Course

We are pleased to announce an open Carpentries instructor training course on 30-31 August geared specifically for the Library Carpentry (https://librarycarpentry.org/) movement supported by a grant to the California Digital Library (https://www.cdlib.org/) from the IMLS.
Open call for instructor training
This course will take place in Calgary, Alberta, Canada at the University of Calgary Libraries (https://library.ucalgary.ca/). The two-day course is open to anyone and the event will focus on preparing members of the library community as Carpentries instructors. The sessions will be led by Carpentries staff and community members, Karen Word, Juliane Schneider, and Chris Erdmann.
What is Library Carpentry?
For those who don't know, Library Carpentry is a global community of library professionals who are developing Carpentries-style lessons to train the library community in software and data skills.
There are a number of ways to get in touch with us starting with our Twitter account: https://twitter.com/libcarpentry.
Library Carpentry is actively creating training modules for librarians and holding workshops around the world. It's a relatively new movement that has received support from two IMLS grants, Shifting to Data Savvy (http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/33891/) and Expanding Library Carpentry (https://www.imls.gov/sites/default/files/grants/re-85-17-0121-17/proposals/re-85-17-0121-17-full-proposal-documents.pdf). You can learn more about it by reading: Library Carpentry: software skills training for library professionals (https://www.liberquarterly.eu/articles/10.18352/lq.10176/).
Why should you get certified as a Carpentries Instructor?
Library Carpentry is a movement tightly coupled with The Carpentries, a project that comprises the Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry lesson projects. Since all are based on a train-the-trainer model, one of our challenges has been how to get more experience as instructors. This issue is handled within The Carpentries by requiring instructor certification. Although certification is not a requirement for involvement in Library Carpentry, doing so will help us refine workshops, teaching modules, and grow the movement. Also, by getting certified, you can start hosting your own Library Carpentry, Software Carpentry, or Data Carpentry events on your own campus or within your own organization. It's a great way to engage with your campuses and library community!
Prerequisites
Applicants will learn how to teach people the skills and perspectives required to work more effectively with data and software. The focus will be on evidence-based education techniques and hands-on practice; as a condition of taking part, applicants must agree to:
Abide by The Carpentries Code of Conduct, which can be found at https://docs.carpentries.org/topic_folders/policies/code-of-conduct.html,
  • Agree to teach at a Library Carpentry workshop within 12 months of completing the course, and

  • Complete three short tasks after the course in order to complete the certification.

The tasks take a total of approximately 8-10 hours: see http://carpentries.github.io/instructor-training/checkout for details.
Costs
This course will be held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, funded under the IMLS grant RE-85-17-0121-17 and supported by the California Digital Library. No-one will be turned down based on inability to pay and a small number of travel awards will be made available.
Accommodation
Discounts will be available thanks to the University of Calgary Libraries at the on-campus Hotel Alma.
How to Apply
We hope to see you there! To apply for this Carpentries Instructor training course for librarians, please submit your application by July 15, 2018:
Under "Group Name" on the application form, it is extremely important to include "2018-08-30-ttt-calgary", otherwise, your application will not be considered.
More information
If you have any questions about this instructor training course, please contact chris@carpentries.org. And if you have any questions about the Library Carpentry movement, please get in touch with us:

 

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Technical Services Department Head, Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

Work in a busy, team-oriented MLN member library serving a diverse community with a collection of over 200,000 items.

Qualifications include: Master's Degree in Library Science; five years of public library experience with at least one year in a supervisory role; desire to organize and manage all library content for both public & staff; active interest in the evolving realm of digital content and delivery; superior computer skills including; excellent management, communication, customer service and organizational abilities; skilled with materials budget reconsiliation, ability to work with library staff and a diverse general public in a tactful and courteous manner. 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: Overseeing all aspects of the Technical Services Department including analytic collection development, selection, acquisition, cataloging, processing, invoicing and quality control; staff and volunteer training, supervising and evaluating; Reference service provision; statistical and budget report production; extensive collaboration with other library departments and with MLN partners.

Preferred: Fluency in Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole or Portuguese; familiarity with III Sierra software.

35 hours per week including staffing a public service desk a minimum of one evening per week, minimum of one Saturday and one Sunday per month year-round.

Starting salary: $66,741. Excellent benefits.

Deadline to apply: Open until filled with preference given to applications completely received by August 17, 2018

Qualified candidates should submit, preferably in one complete pdf file:

  • Completed City of Waltham employment application

( https://www.city.waltham.ma.us/human-resources-department )

  • Three letters of professional reference

(Must be less than 2 yrs old. Also must be signed or sent directly from source)

  • Resume
  • Letter of interest to:

Mary Gullotti

Human Resources Department, 119 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451

MGullotti@city.waltham.ma.us / 781-314-3356

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Library Assistant, North Shore Community College, Lynn, MA

Job Description:

Part Time Library Assistant I, Lynn Campus

Two Evenings per week, 4:00pm - 8:00pm and some Saturday mornings during the academic year, 9:00am - 12pm.  Possible extra hours to fill in as needed.

 

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.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: $15.23 per hour

STARTING DATE:  September 5th, 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 September 5th and the deadline for applications is August 3rd, 2018.

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Research Librarian, Congressional Research Service, 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 science and technology, including cybersecurity and research & development. Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background in federal science agencies, emerging technologies, and security policies as they relate to communication and information technologies are encouraged to apply. Outstanding candidates will also have a background in public policy, industry, or legal research.

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 https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/504494100.

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Library Manager(s), Washington Park Libraries, Providence, RI

Library Manager(s) L-II


Olneyville, South Providence, Washington Park Libraries 

Providence Community Library

Salary Range: $23.35-30.25 per hour

Hours: Full time w/Benefits

Posted: June 12, 2018

Deadline: Internal applications submitted by June 20th, will be considered first. External applications accepted until the position is filled.

 

Providence Community Library is seeking Library Managers who will provide library service to the neighborhoods of the City of Providence. The Library Manager is expected to carry out the mission, vision, and values of PCL and to make a professional contribution to the organization. Library Managers may participate on committees to develop programs, services, policies/procedures, and to plan for the future of PCL. The Library Manager is expected to demonstrate a high degree of initiative.

 

Duties:

Primary duties include the provision of information and reader's advisory services, collection maintenance, programming, marketing and outreach services. Library Managers are responsible for service to children, teens, and adults both through assisting them individually and through the development and implementation of programs. Because neighborhood libraries are heavily used by youth, the Library Manager should be comfortable and able to provide a variety of appropriate services and programs for children and teens.

 

The successful management of staff, volunteers, security, and work study requires creating a professional, team-oriented,and productive working environmentas well as an open, inviting atmosphere for library users.

 

The position requires dedication to connect the library with its immediate community and to provide excellent customer service. Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work successfully with culturally diverse patrons of all ages, are essentialCoverage at other libraries and departments as needed. Hours include some evenings and weekends.

 

Requirements:

MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution with demonstrated interest in neighborhood library services. A minimum of three years of relevant professional experience in public library service is required. Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus.

Send resume, cover letter and three references to:

Maria Melvin, HR Manager, mmelvin@provcomlib.org, (401) 467-2700 x.1606.

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Library Director, Moore Free Library & Crowell Gallery, Newfane, VT

The Moore Free Library and Crowell Gallery is seeking a dynamic and forward thinking Library Director for our small private library serving the communities of Newfane, Brookline, South Newfane, and Williamsville Vermont. Well used by our community, this library houses a comprehensive general collection, an art gallery, 2 special collections and a community meeting space.

The ideal candidate will foster strong community relationships, work well with all ages, plan engaging programs, work on long-range planning and oversee the running of Crowell Gallery.

The candidate must have:

  • strong communication and organizational skills

  • experience training and supervising volunteers

  • Effective information technology skills

  • be warm, welcoming, and have a great sense of humor

The library director is responsible for day-to-day operations, managing the library budget, working with the Friends Group and the Board of Trustees. A Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or VT Library Certification is preferred but not required. This is a part-time position, 24 hrs per week. Begin August 15th or when position is filled. Compensation commensurate with experience.

The Moore Free Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Submit resume, cover letter, and references to the Board at MooreFreeLibraryBoard@gmail.com or Moore Free Library, PO Box 208, Newfane VT 05345 Attn: Board of Trustees.

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Instruction Library, DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

Part-Time Instruction Librarian Position

DiMenna-Nyselius Library

Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

The DiMenna-Nyselius Library of Fairfield University seeks an energetic, self-motivated, and public service-oriented candidate for the position of part-time instruction librarian. This position involves teaching information-literacy classes on weekdays during the academic semester and attending occasional staff meetings. Candidates should have some scheduling flexibility because specific teaching times and dates will vary.

 

Requirements: MLS from an ALA-accredited program, MEd, or equivalent degree. Demonstrated ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences. Prior library instruction experience using active learning techniques is highly desirable.

 

Submit letter of application, résumé, and telephone numbers/e-mail addresses of three references to Jill Massari by email to jmassari@fairfield.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately. The hourly pay rate meets the Connecticut Library Association minimum.

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Director, Information Technology & Informatics, SC&I at Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ

Director of the Undergraduate Program in Information Technology and Informatics

The School of Communication and Information (SC&I) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, invites applications for a non-tenure track faculty director of the Information Technology and Informatics (ITI) undergraduate program in the Department of Library and Information Science (LIS). The initial faculty appointment will be for a three-year term, and the individual will be eligible for renewals indefinitely pending successful review.

The Department of Library and Information Science has approximately 800 undergraduate Information Technology and Informatics (ITI) students and offers more than 80 course sections per semester. Students who graduate with an Information Technology and Informatics (ITI) major from SC&I are ready to succeed in careers driven or heavily supported by information technology. The ITI major teaches students how to evaluate, create, develop, implement, and manage information technologies for organizations across industries including business, government, education, and health care. The ITI major unites theories drawn from the humanities and social sciences with practical computer-based competencies. Our program cultivates student understanding of hands-on technological expertise, as well as social, economic, organizational, and ethical impacts of technology locally, nationally, and globally.

The full program overview and course curriculum pathways are available on the SC&I website: https://comminfo.rutgers.edu/academics/undergraduate/information-technology-and-informatics-major.

The Director of the Information Technology and Informatics program actively participates as a Library and Information Science departmental faculty member, and works with the department chair to provide program leadership, management, and teaching support to the undergraduate ITI program instructors, students, and partner constituents, within and outside the university.

The start date for this position can be anytime from January 2019 through September 2019.

Key responsibilities include: 

  1. Program Administration and Curriculum Development, including:  class scheduling; student recruitment, admissions, retention, and advising; ongoing curriculum review and development of new learning specializations; evaluation and assessment; implementing data-driven approaches for program management.
  2. Teaching and Advising: teaching two courses in fall and spring semesters; addressing the needs of traditional and non-traditional undergraduates in technology disciplines, e.g., women, students of color, and students with disabilities; teaching allocations and hiring and mentoring part-time instructors; developing experiential learning opportunities such as capstone experiences, internships, and program-wide events.
  3. Department, School, and Community Service, including:  participating in school governance, engaging with industry representatives, representing the school at university-wide student events, and outreach to other colleges and universities.

 

Qualifications 

We seek applicants with a strong commitment to undergraduate education who are capable of (a) fostering innovation in teaching, curricula, and program management, (b) working collaboratively with our distinguished faculty, department chair, deans, other program directors, and wider Rutgers and outside affiliates to advance a top tier, nationally recognized program of excellence, and (c) demonstrating keen interpersonal and collaborative skills for navigating a complex environment, roles, and objectives. We strongly favor applicants with a Ph.D. in information technology, information science, information management, or a related field.  Ideal candidates will have research, teaching, and/or industry experience in a technological field of innovation; industry connections and ties; demonstrated record of teaching and excellence in an institution of higher education; and experience in innovative and rigorous program development, management, and administration.

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, and to the school, faculty, and academic programs generally. See below for further information about our school.

Questions should be directed to the LIS Department Chair, Dr. Ross Todd, at rtodd@rutgers.edu. Active review of applications will begin September 17, 2018, and the position will remain open until filled.  Submit applications to: http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/69392.

About Rutgers University and the School of Communication and Information

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. More than 69,000 students and 22,500 full- and part-time faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.  For more information see http://www.rutgers.edu.

The School of Communication and Information (SC&I) on the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus houses a dynamic community of scholars who conduct engaged research and teach in the areas of communication, information science and information technology, journalism, librarianship, media studies, organizational and health communication, public relations, and other professional practice areas.  SC&I has about 2,500 enrolled students and teaches thousands of other Rutgers students in our five undergraduate programs, two masters degrees, an interdisciplinary doctoral program, and non-degree continuing education programs.  We value our culture of collegiality and work hard to support the success of our full- and part-time faculty, staff, and students.  For more about the school and its activities, see:  http://comminfo.rutgers.edu.

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Request for Qualifications: OCLC WebJunction Study

Request for Qualifications

Associate Research Consultant for the project,

Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Epidemic with Their Community

 

Submission deadline: Please provide requested qualifications to Kendra Morgan via email by 5:00 PM (Pacific) on Friday, July 20, 2018. Questions or clarifications are welcome prior to submission.

Organizational Summary

Founded in 1967, OCLC is a global nonprofit library cooperative that provides shared technology services, original research and community programs for its membership and the library community at large. We are librarians, technologists, researchers, pioneers, leaders and learners. With 16,000+ library members in more than 100 countries, we come together as OCLC to make information more accessible and more useful.

Whether we're supporting advancements on the leading edge of science or helping children build a strong learning foundation, shared knowledge is the common thread. People can find the answers they need to solve important problems in their lives, in their communities and in the world. Together we make breakthroughs possible.

We have greater impact when we work together to champion libraries and increase their visibility. OCLC has a long history of creating, testing and scaling programs that promote libraries and librarianship. WebJunction is OCLC's flagship public library program (managed by OCLC Research), and provides online resources, programming and learning opportunities that build the knowledge, skills and confidence public library staff need to power relevant, vibrant libraries. WebJunction resources are openly available to all professional, paraprofessional and volunteer library staff with access to the internet. WebJunction designs and delivers transformational programs for public libraries that address community needs such as lifelong learning, health and wellness, and economic success. More than 70% of all U.S. public libraries across all 50 states have participated in WebJunction programs and learning since 2003.

Project Summary: Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Epidemic with Their Community

Contingent upon receiving a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services, in partnership with the Public Library Association (PLA), OCLC and its WebJunction program will lead a 16-month project to identify, synthesize, and share knowledge and resources that will help public libraries and their community partners develop effective strategies and community-driven coalitions that work together to address the opioid epidemic in America. If awarded, the project will start on August 1, 2018 and continue through November 2019.

This project will (1) produce eight case studies that explore a diverse set of communities in which the library is an active partner in response to the opioid epidemic; (2) through virtual discussion sessions, gather additional insights and resources from government agencies, public health and human services organizations, philanthropic and community organizations, and library leaders; (3) synthesize the research and cross-sector perspectives into a call-to-action white paper that offers resources and recommendations for how libraries might respond to the opioid epidemic in their local communities; and (4) broadly share the information with public library directors and their staff so that they more confidently can make better-informed decisions about their libraries' strategies, policies, and activities in relation to the opioid epidemic in their communities. The project also will raise awareness among other sectors that libraries, in their role as community anchors, make powerful partners; this realization will encourage more, and stronger, coalitions and networks that include libraries as key partners. Finally, this project aims to shift traditional systems of practice that result in siloed efforts and limited impact; and activate community collaborations that can equip libraries to deal with future challenges beyond the current epidemic. The collective impact framework, where multiple sectors commit to working in coordination to solve a complex social problem, will be one model of community collaboration that will serve as a point of reference during the project.

The project is designed to lead to these outcomes:

  1.  Public library leaders will know about a range of community-based responses to the opioid crisis, including how libraries are addressing emerging learning, needs, gaps, challenges, partnerships, policies, opportunities, and evolving community needs; and how they are measuring results.
  2. All library staff will have access to a free and open repository of regularly updated, well-curated topical resources.
  3. Public libraries and library support organizations will be more informed of frameworks (including collective impact), and tools (such as asset mapping, personas, and outcome measuring) that can inform strategy, decisions, and activities toward a response to the crisis.
  4. National, state, county, and local organizations and grantmakers that support community-based responses to the opioid crisis in government, public health, medical, legal, and public safety will have increased awareness and understanding of libraries' position, role, and capacities in local communities, and are thus better prepared to form partnerships with libraries in response to opioid crisis.

The primary audience for this project is public library and library system directors and other public library personnel that are planning a response to the opioid epidemic in their communities. This project also will benefit library staff who are not yet planning a response to this crisis but are in an information-gathering stage; leaders in national, state, county, and local organizations who support community-based responses to the crisis in the following sectors: government, public health, medical, legal, public safety, and other community organizations; national library support organizations, state libraries, and state and regional library associations; and leading grantmakers and grantmakers' associations that are committed to supporting community health and invest in initiatives that positively impact the social determinants of health. The longer-term benefit will be for community members who are affected by the opioid crisis.

Details about the research method, key activities and outline of the case study report is available upon request.

Role of the Associate Research Consultant

In close coordination with the OCLC/PLA project team, including Dr. Connaway, the associate research consultant will conduct the quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis necessary to develop eight exploratory case studies and a summary report of the findings. Specific responsibilities include: 

  • Completion of CITI course to be CITI certified for human subject research
  • Development and administration of online questionnaires and individual semi-structured interview protocols, including pre-test
  • Recruitment of study participants (n = 72)
  • Up to eight site visits for in-person interviews and other data collection 
  • Selection and review of community and library artifacts and information such as policy manuals 
  • Data analysis and review with project team and advisors
  • Oral and written summary of results for a non-technical audience of library personnel, community leaders, and cross-sector partners.  

The Consultant will be engaged as a self-employed contractor for 10 months (August 2018 - May 2019) or until the case study research deliverables are completed, and will work for an average of 30 hours per week.

Qualifications: 

  • Ph.D. or doctoral student in Library & Information Science, Social Science, Cognitive Psychology, or related discipline 
  • Three years of research experience, including doctoral research 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods and the ability to analyze and synthesize quantitative and qualitative data and information  
  • Superior oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to write and present research for a non-technical, non-academic audience and readership
  • Demonstrated ability to participate and communicate in virtual and face-to-face team environments
  • Superior interpersonal skills when interacting with colleagues, clients, advisors, and a diversity of research participants.
  • Ability to travel to up to eight locations across the U.S. during fall 2018, including travel by air and car.
  • Self-motivated and able to work both independently while also collaboratively as part of a team
  • Project management skills and ability to prioritize work effectively
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, database, and quantitative and qualitative data analysis programs, i.e., NVivo, SPSS. 

Desirable but not required: 

  • Publications in professional journals, industry magazines and/or conference proceedings 
  • Computer analysis and systems design experience 
  • Located in the Seattle, WA, or Dublin (Columbus), OH, area.

 

Submitting Qualifications

If you are interested in supporting this work as our Associate Research Consultant, please prepare:

  • a current résumé and/or CV (should include links to publications and/or writing samples);
  • Cover letter that details your qualifications and experience for the role as described above;
  • Statement of capacity to serve in the role for 10 months, starting in August 2018, working an average of 30 hours per week over that time period;
  • Statement of ability to work in our Seattle or Dublin, Ohio, office locations;
  • Statement of ability to travel to up to eight U.S. locations.

 

Please send all materials in a single email to Kendra Morgan by 5:00 PM (Pacific) on Friday, July 20, 2018, at morgank@oclcl.org. Questions or requests for additional information about the research study are welcome prior to submission.

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Senior Library Assistant, Sargent Memorial Library, Boxborough, MA

Part-Time Senior Library Assistant, Sargent Memorial Library

The Sargent Memorial Library in Boxborough is looking for a part-time Senior Library Assistant to repair and process materials, perform circulation desk duties, provide patron assistance in person and over the phone, and offer basic computer help in the library. The position requires customer service experience and an enjoyment of working with library patrons of all ages. 

15 hours a week, including Tuesday evenings, Thursday mornings, and once a month Saturday rotations from Fall to Spring. Occasional weekday substitute hours will be available.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree preferred; minimum Associates degree; works well with others; excellent customer service skills; ability to multi-task; has basic knowledge of popular computer software, such as MS Office suites, and the Web. Experience in a public library with Evergreen library system a plus.

Salary

$20.36 to $24.96 in 9 steps (no benefits)

Please submit cover letter, current resume, and three references to:

Peishan Bartley, Director

Sargent Memorial Library

427 Mass Ave, Boxborough, MA 01719

pbartley@cwmars.org

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Assistant/Associate Librarian, Science and Engineering, UMass Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA

Assistant/Associate Librarian: Science and Engineering, UMass Dartmouth 

UMass Dartmouth welcomes applications for the position of Information Services Librarian for Science and Engineering. This librarian will deliver reference and instruction services in conjunction with a team of Information Services librarians and develop professional relationships with faculty and students in the College of Engineering, School of Marine Science and Technology, and multiple College of Arts and Sciences departments to assess and respond to research, teaching, and learning needs. Information Services librarians also participate in information literacy instruction for first-year English classes. General responsibilities include participation in assessment of services, collection development, instruction and related activities, as well as other division, library, university, and professional activities, projects, and organizations, as appropriate. Minimum starting salaries: Assistant Librarian $55,330/Associate Librarian $64,796. The review of applications will begin July 30, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. 

For full details of the position, please view our ad here: http://careers.umassd.edu/dartmouth/en-us/job/494297/assistantassociate-librarian-science-and-engineering 

The Claire T. Carney Library is located on the campus of UMass Dartmouth, the only research university located on the South Coast of Massachusetts. The region has many options for city, town, and country living, as well as easy access to art, music, and cultural institutions in cities such as Providence, Boston, and New York. New England is home to amazing outdoor recreation, from hiking to skiing to enjoying the beaches on nearby Cape Cod. Recently the subject of an award-winning renovation, the library is the campus hub, providing space for research and study and serving as a social gathering place. Our library staff are active in our campus community, participating in events, committees, and faculty governance. The Information Services team is made up of reference and instruction liaison librarians. We work independently within our disciplines, and collaboratively in initiatives such as our first year English embedded instruction program. We value collegiality and enthusiasm, and are committed to making a positive impact in our students' lives.

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Digital Imaging Coordinator, University of Cincinnati Libraries, Cincinnati, OH

Digital Imaging Coordinator (3-year appointment renewable), University of Cincinnati Libraries

Within the University of Cincinnati's Preservation Services and Lab, coordinates the UC Library's digital imaging projects and workflows, ensuring successful project completion. Operates and maintains digitization equipment and software. Creates imaging workflows, including image quality controls, digital conversion, and production reports. Works in a learning environment within a highly collaborative Library atmosphere to increase and enrich online access to the UC Libraries' collection of rare and unique materials. 

For more information and to apply, please visit bit.ly/2KMmipn.

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Supervisory Librarian, Health & Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

The NIH Library is the focal point for the exchange of biomedical and scientific information vital to the support of the research activities conducted at the National Institutes of Health. If you have experience in bibliometric and search analysis, reference and/or informationist duties, AND you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library! For more information, visit http://nihlibrary.nih.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Responsibilities

  • Develop, monitor and oversee the Informationist program, which provides information services embedded as part of customers' clinical, research and health policy workflows.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate the work of the Informationist staff, who work with scientists and researchers in their branches, labs or offices.
  • Provide technical guidance, leadership and administrative supervision and direction to staff.
  • Conduct periodic user needs assessments and program evaluations to assure that the information and education services provided meet the needs of NIH and HHS users.
  • Make recommendations for Division-wide policies, programs and services based on experience and knowledge of the biomedical research community and its information needs.
  • Promote good public relations with NIH Library users, interpreting their information needs through various needs assessments, surveys, program evaluations, comments, suggestions, complaints, or recommendations.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

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Chinese Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, East Asia Library, 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.

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

 

THE EAST ASIA LIBRARY

The East Asia Library supports the faculty and students in the Department of Asian Languages and Literature as well as the following programs and centers in the Jackson School of International Studies: the China Studies Program, Taiwan Studies Program, Japan Studies Program, Korea Studies Program, and Center for Korea Studies. The library is a major resource for international scholars and the local heritage communities. It is a leader among North American East Asia libraries and is known for its outstanding collections, international collaborations, and innovative digital projects. Located in Gowen Hall with a historic reading room and recently refurbished user spaces, the East Asia Library also has a large auxiliary stacks space for growth of its significant collections of over 750,000 volumes on East Asia in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan, Manchurian, and other languages. The East Asia Library Home Page is http://www.lib.washington.edu/east-asia/

 

THE POSITION

Reporting to the Director of the East Asia Library (EAL), the Chinese Cataloging and Metadata Librarian provides original and enhancement cataloging for Chinese materials in all formats, including traditional and rare Chinese books, electronic resources, and serials including e-journals. Working collaboratively and independently, the librarian ensures prompt access to newly acquired Chinese resources and timely resolves access issues. The Chinese Cataloging and Metadata Librarian is a dynamic, self-motivated, and forward-looking individual with leadership potential who is committed to providing high quality access and discovery for research materials. The Chinese Cataloging and Metadata Librarian keeps abreast of the developments and trends regarding Chinese cataloging and metadata. Collaborating with cataloging and technical services operations within the Libraries, they contribute to the development of cataloging policies and best practices for Chinese language materials and special collections. To provide high-quality and user-centered services, the Chinese Cataloging and Metadata Librarian also practices holistic librarianship and assumes public services responsibilities. The position contributes to overall management of the East Asia Library and demonstrates potential to grow into leadership roles.

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Performs original descriptive, subject, and genre/form cataloging and classification of Chinese language materials in all formats using RDA: Resource Description & Access, LC-PCC Policy Statements and Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) guidelines, LC classification, LC subject headings and genre/form terms, and OCLC MARC tagging, Dublin Core, and CEAL CJK cataloging best practices following national standards and regional practices of our shared library system.
  • Provides original cataloging of Chinese print and electronic monographs, serials, including e-journals and databases.
  • Implements retrospective conversion projects of Chinese language materials.
  • Works closely with colleagues in the Libraries' technical services and ITS departments to resolve cataloging and metadata related questions and issues for Chinese materials.
  • Assists other staff members in the interpretation of cataloging, classification, and metadata rules and practices in areas requiring Chinese language expertise. Serves as a resource person for cataloging and metadata related issues and assists in training paraprofessional catalogers for the Libraries.
  • Keeps abreast of current trends and new developments of rules and policies in the field of cataloging and metadata; actively acquires new skills needed to carry out high quality Chinese cataloging and metadata.
  • Participates in EAL public and user service activities and provides public service back-up support when the Chinese Studies Librarian is absent.
  • Participates in library committees and meetings as appropriate and informs EAL staff of committee discussions, deliberations, and decisions.
  • As a member of the EAL librarian group, the Chinese Cataloging and Metadata Librarian contributes to the EAL management and, as such, may lead an aspect of the library's technical services.
  • Understands and abides by the Libraries Personal Communication Responsibilities. Communicates appropriately, effectively, and positively.
  • 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
  • Demonstrated understanding of current and emerging metadata standards, controlled vocabularies, and other cataloging standards and tools such as RDA, LCSH, LCC classification, MARC 21, Dublin CoreD
  • Demonstrated knowledge of bibliographic utilities and integrated library systems, authority control, and bibliographic record maintenance
  • Excellence in the following skills: verbal and written communication in English and Chinese, interpersonal, planning, organizational, and analytical
  • Demonstrated ability in working in a demanding and rapidly changing environment where consultation, collaboration, and creativity are essential
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and service

 

Preferred:

  • Experience with RDA and AACR2
  • Working knowledge and/or cataloging experience in the Chinese, Japanese and/or Korean languages
  • Knowledge of library linked data principles and BIBFRAME initiatives
  • Experience in original cataloging and/or metadata creation in an academic library
  • Reading knowledge of classical Chinese

 

SALARY

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

RANK

Position will be at the rank of Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian depending on qualifications and background. See the Librarian Personnel Code for librarian rank appointment criteria, http://www.lib.washington.edu/about/employment/hr/libpersonnelcode/view
 

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 income tax.

 

 APPLICATION DEADLINE

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday August 10, 2018.

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

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

The following documents are required as part of your application for this vacancy:

  • 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)

 

To apply for this vacancy, please visit the following link: apply.interfolio.com/52128 

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Resident Librarian, Louisiana State University Libraries, Baton Rouge, LA

LSU Libraries seeks applications for a 2018-2020 Resident Librarian. In this two-year faculty position, the Resident will gain meaningful experience in multiple areas of academic librarianship. The rotation model of the first year will give the resident the opportunity to multiple explore areas librarianship in depth. In the second year, the librarian will be fully immersed in a selected area based on interest and skill. Throughout the residency, the librarian will have opportunities for professional development, research, and service. The resident will receive financial support for professional development, including for attendance at national conferences, and will participate in the Libraries' mentoring program.

 

LSU Libraries is committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization and encourages applications from minority candidates, candidates with disabilities, and candidates who demonstrate a commitment to applying and incorporating the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.

 

Interested applicants can learn more and apply here: http://bit.ly/2KNaZ0c

 

Diversity and Inclusion at LSU Libraries

LSU Libraries celebrates diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment where everyone thrives. We work actively to support LSU's institutional commitment to diversity as described in the LSU 2025 Strategic Plan and the LSU Libraries' Strategic Plan 2017-2022.

 

LSU Libraries offers a safe and supportive environment for the entire LSU community. We acknowledge that libraries have historically failed to appreciate the diversity that makes our society strong, and we work to move beyond these shortcomings. We advance the university's diversity efforts through (1) recruiting and retaining employees from a wide variety of backgrounds, (2) providing a safe and welcoming environment for all, and (3) enhancing our collection and description practices to represent the whole of Louisiana.

 

ACRL Diversity Alliance Member

LSU Libraries is a member of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance, which unites academic libraries committed to increasing the hiring pipeline of qualified and talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

 

Learn more about the ACRL Diversity Alliance: http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/diversityalliance

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Library Clerk, The Pawling Library, Pawling, NY

The Pawling Library is looking for a part-time clerk to join our team by working at the circulation desk. This position will work every Sunday 11:30 AM - 4 PM, every Wednesday 6 PM - 8 PM, and alternating Tuesdays 5 PM - 8 PM. This job requires attention to detail, ability to work independently and with others, multi-tasking, and most importantly strong customer service skills.

The library clerk performs the following functions:

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

We are looking for a candidate with the following skills:

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

 

Position: Part-Time: 16 hours per biweekly pay period

 

Pay: $9 - 13/hr, depending on experience

 

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

 

Instructions to Applicants

Interested individuals should apply online. Visit pawlingfreelibrary.org/jobs to apply.

 

Deadline to apply: Sunday, August 5th, 2018

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Archival Interns, Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket, MA

The Nantucket Historical Association's Research Library is offering two, paid, archival processing internships during the fall of 2018.

Under the supervision of the Chief Archivist, the Archives Interns will be exposed to multiple levels of archives management and gain hands-on experience working with manuscript and photographic collections. They will conduct specific processing projects; will document and refine existing procedures; and will contribute to the development of new policies in the archives. Processing projects will include rehousing, arranging, and describing archival collections as part of and in preparation for a larger digitization effort.

The interns will also participate in the Research Library's reference desk schedule, respond to remote research queries, and develop collections-focused posts for social media. A knowledge of American history, literature, maritime history, or geography is advantageous, yet not required.

Required: Enrollment in or graduation from an ALA-accredited master's program; completed coursework in archival theory and practice or relevant experience with archival materials; solid time management skills; familiarity with descriptive standards and metadata schemas; excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills; ability to work independently, to seek clarification, and to offer suggestions when needed. Physical requirements include the ability to lift up to 40 lbs.

Housing is provided, plus a stipend of $2,500 for a ten-to-thirteen week internship. Dates are flexible depending on the availability of the intern.

Please send resume, letter of interest, and contact information for three references to rmiller@nha.org. Deadline for applications is July 31, 2018, or until filled.

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MLAA Scholarship Program

The Massachusetts Library Aid Association (MLAA) Committee on Aid to Small Public Libraries is pleased to announce its Scholarship Program for the Fall 2018 term. MLAA is a private foundation. The purpose of this program is to subsidize training in Library and Information Science for librarians and library staff who are presently employed in smaller Massachusetts public libraries. This is not an MBLC sponsored grant program.

 

To be eligible for the MLAA Scholarship Program applicants must currently work (for a minimum of one year) in a Massachusetts Public Library in a community of 35,000 population or less and their annual salary may not exceed $35,000.

 

There are two types of individual funding offered to prospective applicants currently employed in a Massachusetts public library. There is also a scholarship available for staff training. 

  • Scholarship Assistance (Individual):  Scholarships ranging from $350-500 may be given to cover courses and training programs which must be directly applicable to pursuing an MLS/MLIS degree. Previous grant awardees may apply; however, in no case will more than three scholarships be made to an individual.


Please Note: Occasionally a small amount of additional money is available for a travel allowance for those commuting 80 miles or more.

 

  • Continuing Education Grant (Individual): Grants with a $400 maximum may be given to cover taking an online course, attending a workshop or program, or a conference who will in turn share this information with their library staff. Requests for individuals wishing support for course work outside the LIS degree program should apply using this application form.

 

  • Staff Development for Libraries: Awards of up to $500 will be given to public libraries in Massachusetts communities of 35,000 population or less, who have identified a staff training or continuing education need and have developed a plan for meeting that need.  The subject of the proposed Staff Development plan may vary widely among libraries, but it should be one that improves and updates staff members' ability to conduct library operations and services, resulting in better service to library users.

Please email completed application to Amy Clayton, Administrative Assistant, LAD Unit, MBLC. amy.clayton@state.ma.us 

Applications must be received on Friday, August 17, 2018 by 4:00 p.m. and no applications will be considered after this deadline. Notification will take place after Labor Day.

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Cataloging Assistant, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

Cataloging Assistant for Welch Collection (less than half time position)

Note: this is a less than half time position, working fewer than 17.5 hours per week.

Works with the Visual Resources Librarian for Islamic Art & Architecture to catalog digitized slides from the Stuart Cary Welch Islamic and South Asian photograph collection. May also assist in preparing slides for digitization.

The Stuart Cary Welch Collection consists of over 60,000 35mm slides of the Islamic and South Asian artworks that were the subjects of Welch's research, taken over the course of his long career. As slides are not always individually identified, this position will research the subjects of the photographs and enter metadata about the images into our digital catalog. If needed, the position will also accession slides, orient slides for scanning, re-shelve slides, and return books.

Basic Qualifications:

Strong research skills with both digital and print resources. Experience with image research and/or image cataloging, preferably in Shared Shelf/JSTOR Forum or similar image cataloging tools. Knowledge of or experience with Islamic and/or South Asian art.

Additional Qualifications:

Strong interest or background in visual materials and art history, specifically in an Islamic and/or South Asian context, is preferred. Accuracy and attention to detail is a must. Reading knowledge of English and at least basic working knowledge of one of more of the following languages would be helpful: Persian, Arabic or Indic languages (Sanskrit, Hindi, Urdu). Hours available are Monday through Friday 9am-5pm.

To apply, send cover letter and resume directly to asteinberg@fas.harvard.edu.

EEO Statement:

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

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Rare Book Cataloger, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

Houghton Library, the primary repository for Harvard's rare books and manuscripts, seeks an innovative, collaborative, and motivated Rare Book Cataloger. Under the direction of the Head of Rare Book Section, the incumbent will be responsible for providing original and complex copy cataloging and authority work for all printed materials following prescribed national standards. The incumbent will assist the Head of Rare Book Section and participate in planning various projects to support the Houghton Library's efforts to catalog, preserve, and provide access to rare books, graphics, and other printed holdings in all formats and across Houghton's curatorial areas. Houghton Library's collections range across the history of civilization with particular strengths in European and American history and literature.

 

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

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Assistant Access Services Manager, Emerson College, Boston, MA

The Assistant Access Services Manager supports the Library's educational mission by working closely with faculty members to create and maintain the Library's Reserve collection each semester. They also support library operations by supervising Service Desk operations and student assistants during evening and weekend shifts. The person in this position is responsible for opening and/or closing the library multiple times a week.

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Director of Learning, Research and Technology, Smith College, Northampton, MA

Director of Learning, Research and Technology, Smith College, Northampton, MA
 
Lead a newly blended department responsible for library research, learning and outreach, educational technology, and spatial analysis services.  Develop and continue to evolve the vision for the department that incorporates the combined missions and strategic priorities of both the Libraries and Information Technology Services. Lead in designing, assessing and refining user services to provide a user-focused, seamless experience for the Smith community. Promote use of library collections, teaching with technology, research services, and emerging uses of technologies (e.g., data, GIS).  Develop library learning spaces to serve changing work and curricular practices. Contribute to an integrated campus-wide planning for digital and physical learning environments. Collaborate with academic support partners including the centers for writing, quantitative learning, work & life, disability services, and wellness in the goal to prepare students for lifelong learning. Lead the department in creating an inclusive, equitable, and respectful environment.
Smith College Libraries advance the mission and values of the College to educate women of promise for lives of distinction. We are currently re-envisioning the role of the libraries for the Smith community, building a new library, designed by Maya Lin, and planning for new collaborative service models and spaces.  Smith College Libraries leads among liberal arts colleges in engaging its academic community in creating new knowledge, exploring ideas and models, stewarding intellectual work of the community, and curating and preserving special and general physical and digital collections. 
Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The Libraries recognize the importance of the ACRL Diversity Standards: Cultural Competency for Academic Libraries.
For more information and links to apply, visit https://www.smith.edu/libraries/about/employment-opportunities.

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Digital Arts & Humanities Librarian, Smith College, Northampton, MA

Digital Arts & Humanities Librarian, Smith College, Northampton, MA
As a member of a blended department of librarians, educational technologists and special analysis specialists within Smith College Libraries, lead digital scholarship efforts in arts and humanities and support academic departments and the arts community through Hillyer Art Library. Facilitate the adoption of new models of scholarship at Smith by promoting methodologies and tools of the visual and digital arts and humanities for research, teaching and learning. Engage the arts community in learning about services, facilities and technologies. As the librarian for Hillyer Library, ensure that Smith faculty, students, and staff have access to a suite of robust, effective, and innovative library services and collections serving the visual and digital arts.
Smith College Libraries advance the mission and values of the College to educate women of promise for lives of distinction. We are currently re-envisioning the role of the libraries for the Smith community, building a new library, designed by Maya Lin, and planning for new collaborative service models and spaces. Smith College Libraries leads among liberal arts colleges in engaging its academic community in creating new knowledge, exploring ideas and models, stewarding intellectual work of the community, and curating and preserving special and general physical and digital collections.
 
Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The Libraries recognize the importance of the ACRL Diversity Standards: Cultural Competency for Academic Libraries.
For more information and links to apply, visit https://www.smith.edu/libraries/about/employment-opportunities
 
Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. 

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First Years' Experience & Engagement Librarian, Smith College Libraries, Northampton, MA

First Years' Experience and Engagement Librarian
Develop and implement a comprehensive literacies and outreach program for first-year, second-year, and transfer students. Build and maintain connections and collaborations with key campus partners that support first-year orientation and coordinate the library's participation in campus orientations. Support student-centered learning, focusing on building library research skills and engaging students with the tools of scholarship. Work collaboratively with librarians, technologists, faculty, and other campus partners to develop face-to-face, online, blended and mobile learning objects and teaching materials. Plan and implement experimental and innovative activities through a combination of instructional activities and outreach regularly assessing effectiveness, benefits, and gaps. Regularly inform colleagues on best practices and trends relating to first-year students, first generation students, and lower-division undergraduate retention, and student success.
Smith College Libraries advance the mission and values of the College to educate women of promise for lives of distinction. We are currently re-envisioning the role of the libraries for the Smith community, building a new library, designed by Maya Lin, and planning for new collaborative service models and spaces. Smith College Libraries leads among liberal arts colleges in engaging its academic community in creating new knowledge, exploring ideas and models, stewarding intellectual work of the community, and curating and preserving special and general physical and digital collections. 
Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The Libraries recognize the importance of the ACRL Diversity Standards: Cultural Competency for Academic Libraries.
Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. For more information and links to apply, visit https://www.smith.edu/libraries/about/employment-opportunities.

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Social Sciences Instruction Librarian, Smith College, Northampton, MA

Social Sciences Instruction Librarian (half-time, term-limited), Smith College, Northampton, MA 

Initiate, conduct, and assess course-related library instruction and other instructional activities for a broad range of classes. Serve as the library's instruction liaison to departments in the Social Sciences, including Anthropology, Economics, Education & Child Study, History, Sociology and Study of Women & Gender. Participate in the Libraries' full range of in-person and virtual reference and research services as a member of the Learning, Research, and Technology Department. This is a half-time, 6 month limited-term position with benefits. 

For more information and links to apply, visit https://www.smith.edu/libraries/about/employment-opportunities.

 

Smith College Libraries advance the mission and values of the College to educate women of promise for lives of distinction.  


Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The Libraries recognize the importance of the ACRL Diversity Standards: Cultural Competency for Academic Libraries.

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Administrative Manager, Stevens Memorial Library, Ashburnham, MA

The Stevens Memorial Library, Ashburnham, is seeking a part-time (20 hours/week) Administrative Manager.

Duties include:  Engaging in all levels of the Circulation Department, both public-facing and staff only. Overseeing proper protocol implementation, including cash management. Troubleshooting technical difficulties within the department as well as public-use technology. Managing library calendars. Completing payroll, bill warrants, and statistical reporting for the Director. Recruiting, coordinating, and overseeing the Homebound Delivery program. Other related duties as assigned.
20 hours per week. Includes evenings and weekends.

Qualifications
Must love Excel and data analysis. Superior communication and customer service skills with all population groups. Knowledge of current library technology and exceptional understanding of computer systems. Ability to direct and train employees, interpret and execute policies, implement procedures, and assign duties. Excellent judgment and decision-making skills. Knowledge of library principles, practices, services, laws, and ethics strongly preferred. Library experience preferred. Equivalent education and/or experience will be considered for the right candidate.

Education
Associate's degree required; bachelor's degree (preferably in business) or higher preferred.

Salary
$17.55/hr

Closing Date
July 14, 2018

How to Apply
Qualified candidates should submit a current resume and letter of interest to Emily Donnelly, Director (librarydirector@ashburnham-ma.gov). Only emailed applications will be accepted.

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Youth Services Librarian, St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, St. Johnsbury, VT

Job Title: Youth Services Librarian

FLSA Classification: Non-exempt

Reports to: Coordinator of Library Services

Summary:

The Youth Services Librarian is the professional with primary responsibility for the collections, programs, and services for children and young adults at the Athenaeum. This is a full time position with benefits. Please note that the schedule is Tuesday-Saturday.  

Qualifications and Skill Required:

  • A Master's Degree in Library Science preferred. Those with a Bachelor's degree and Certificate of Public Librarianship (or in the process of completing such) are encouraged to apply as well.
  • Thorough knowledge of current, professional library principles and practices.
  • Ability to work independently and in a small team setting.

See the full job description and application instructions on the Athenaeum website.  

Closes July 12.

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Multiple Openings, Baker Library, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

Job #1: Public Services Assistant

15 hours per week

Available immediately 

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 tasks 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 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 Thursdays and Fridays.

 

Requirements:

Library experience and/or customer service experience. Excellent communication and organizational skills. Strong attention to detail. Ability to multi-task and to complete work in a timely manner. Sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections materials.

 

Job #2: Archives Assistant (LHT)

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

(Part-time; no benefits) 

Are you interested in working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment while gaining hands-on experience with unique materials that focus on the evolution of business and industry? Baker Library Special Collections is seeking a motivated and detail-oriented candidate for the role of Archives Assistant. 

Under general supervision, the Archives Assistant will provide support for the core functions of accessioning and processing. Responsibilities include:

  • Creating preliminary inventories and container lists of new and existing collections in accordance with archival best practices and local policy.
  • Creating basic accession and resource records in ArchivesSpace, the library's archival management system.
  • Performing basic preservation measures where necessary, including re-foldering and rehousing of materials in a variety of formats.
  • Assisting with the arrangement and description of unprocessed collections and preparing collections for public access.
  • Processing small faculty and manuscript collections as time permits.

 

Skills, experience, credentials needed:

Required:

  • BA/BS or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in archives.
  • Basic knowledge of archival theory and practice, including relevant standards such as DACS and EAD.
  • Excellent organizational and written skills with a strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to be collaborative and work under supervision and independently.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computer applications, with an aptitude for learning systems.
  • Must be able to regularly lift 40 lbs.

 

Desired:

  • MLS/MLIS candidate from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Previous special collections library experience, particularly with accessioning and processing collections.  
  • Previous experience working with potentially sensitive and/or confidential records and information.

 

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

Salary: $18 per hour.

For more information, please contact Senior Staffing Manager David Yahoodik at dyahoodik@psgstaffing.com.

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Multiple Job Openings, EBSCO Information Services, Ipswich, MA

Job #1: Content Designer

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.

Deliver all LSD, IR, EDS data partner, and RDK database projects on time with high-value features by supporting all relevant teams throughout the value stream and continuously improving internal processes, from data acquisition and requirements through specification and configuration. The Content Designer's understanding of the style/tradition of EBSCO database products, metadata standards and best practices, and technical understanding of EBSCO's eHost and other interfaces allows a product to be built, quality checked, and maintained effectively.

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with product managers on requirements for manipulating data to support key features for new and existing products within the EBSCOhost environment; this includes support for display and searching features.
  • Write detailed technical database design specifications that describe how to map bibliographic data sources to EBSCO's proprietary format; includes writing instructions for mapping data to XML formats.
  • Use ETL tools to carry out the instructions in design specifications.
  • Work closely with software developers and quality analysts on product configurations and complex data transformations to ensure accurate technical implementation of database functionality and appearance according to specifications.
  • Analyze third-party data sources to guide licensing decisions and advise EBSCO's data partners.
  • Provide troubleshooting support from a technical design perspective for existing products.
  • Provide insight into metadata best practices to help guide company-wide data normalization efforts.
  • For licensed secondary databases (LSDs), design and build databases from start to finish.
  • Ability to work independently on complex projects.

 Role-Based Competencies:

  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and articulately without being overly verbose or talkative.  Maintains this standard in all forms of written communications, including email.
  • Presentation: Ability to present product details to PM and stakeholders; able to explain options clearly; creates clear documentation and design specs
  • Continuous Improvement: Continually focused on improving the responsiveness and quality of the solutions delivered.  Constantly looking for ways to improve. Providing practical ways to apply these changes and inspiring teams to embrace them.
  • Attention to detail: Does not let important details slip through the cracks or derail a project.  Understanding of metadata best practices. Ability to assess metadata quickly, or make a complete, in-depth survey.  In-depth understanding of the details/impact of eHost and Admin in database projects.
  • Collaboration:  Works effectively with team members and cross functional teams to accomplish individual, team and organization goals.
  • Multi-Tasking: Thrives in fast paced environment that works on multiple projects and priorities.
  • Organization and planning: Plans, organizes, and schedules work in an efficient, productive manner. Focuses on key priorities. Ability to work independently on complex research projects.
  • Problem Solver:  Applies critical thinking, troubleshooting and structured problem solving to address root causes.  Proactively identifies and mitigates issues before they arise.
  • Results Driven: Focuses on desired results. Sets and achieves challenging goals.
  • Teamwork: Reaches out to peers and cooperates with supervisors to establish an overall collaborative working relationship.
  • Technology: Use of technology for project management, including email and Rally.

 Cultural Competencies:

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

 Requirements:

  • Masters of Library Science degree, or comparable experience
  • Minimum of two years in the field of librarianship or bibliographic database development or design, including demonstrated experience creating or manipulating bibliographic data in a searchable database environment
  • Minimum of two years of demonstrated experience with web-based bibliographic database search and retrieval techniques
  • Minimum of one year demonstrated experience with indexing methods as applied to bibliographic data
  • Minimum of one year demonstrated understanding of MARC21 bibliographic format
  • Minimum of one year demonstrated experience reading and understanding documents in XML format
  • Minimum of one year demonstrated ability to balance multiple projects concurrently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Business analysis experience preferred, including project analysis, requirements production and management, process flow documentation
  • Experience reading or writing XSLT preferred
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Familiarity with standard bibliographic format standards (e.g. Dublin Core, JSON, NLM XML, JATS, MARC21) preferred
  • Excellent technical communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail 

Why the North Shore of Boston and EBSCO are great places to live and work!
Here at EBSCO we will provide relocation assistance to the best and brightest people.  We are 45 minutes outside of Boston just minutes from the beach in Ipswich, MA.  Ipswich is a part of the North Shore and contains a wide variety of locally owned shops, restaurants, and farms.  It is not only a great area to work but to raise a family.  Below are resources for you to review to better familiarize yourself with Ipswich and the North Shore area. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out to EBSCO's Talent Acquisition Team.
 

http://www.massvacation.com/regions-towns/north-of-boston/

http://northofboston.org/

Apply today.

 

Job #2: Content Analyst

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.

EBSCO Information Services provides students, researchers, and health and business professionals around the world access to information that transforms their lives. EBSCO's Journal Content Pipeline manages the end-to-end content lifecycle, from extraction and transformation to product build, allowing our customers to easily search and discover journal articles that meet their needs.  

 We are looking for a team player who has a passion for metadata, industry content standards, and continuously improving the value of the content we deliver to our end users. The Content Analyst will use technical, analytical, and problem-solving skills to drive innovation that will significantly impact the quality, usefulness, and speed for content loading onto EBSCO products. The Content Analyst will be responsible for provider content feed analysis and troubleshooting, data profiling, and the support of up- and downstream teams that lead content acquisition and loader development. 

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Execute reporting on metadata and full text sources in a high-volume environment, including applying big-data technologies as appropriate
  • Identify high-value opportunities and targets for the loader pipeline, at the provider level and the loader level
  • Help facilitate formulation and adoption of technical standards regarding data structuring
  • Identify gaps in existing analysis capabilities and drive change to deliver needed tools and workflows
  • Write detailed technical loader design specifications that describe how to map bibliographic data sources to required format
  • Work closely with software developers and quality analysts on product configurations and data transformations to ensure accurate technical implementation 
  • Provide troubleshooting support from a technical design perspective for existing feeds and loaders
  • Provide insight into metadata best practices to help guide company-wide data normalization efforts. 

Requirements:

  • Master of Library Science degree, or comparable experience
  • Minimum of two years in the field of librarianship or bibliographic database development or design, including demonstrated experience creating or manipulating bibliographic data in a searchable database environment
  • Minimum of two years of experience with web-based bibliographic database search and retrieval techniques
  • Minimum of one year experience with indexing methods as applied to bibliographic data
  • Minimum of one year experience reading and understanding documents in XML format
  • Minimum of one year ability to balance multiple projects concurrently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Excellent technical communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Business analysis experience preferred, including project analysis, requirements production and management, process flow documentation
  • Experience reading or writing XSLT preferred
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Familiarity with standard bibliographic format standards (e.g. Dublin Core, JSON, NLM XML, JATS, MARC21) preferred
  • Excellent technical communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail

Apply today.

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Curator, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Curator of the Harold and Mary Jean Hanson Rare Book Collection

Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

 

The Special and Area Studies Collections (SASC) Department at the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida seeks a creative, innovative, and service-oriented individual to develop and manage all aspects of the Harold and Mary Jean Hanson Rare Book Collection. The collection has strengths in natural history, history of science, British and American literature, and other areas of distinction, with several supporting endowments.Its holdings intersect with many of the collections in the department, and especially pre-eminent collections including the Latin American and Caribbean Collection, the Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature, and the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica. The Curator provides leadership in an environment that values diversity, collaboration, and excellence. The ideal candidate will have a passion for collection development, and will promote use of the collection through scholarship, classroom instruction, and public outreach. This position is a year-around (12-month), full-time tenure-track library faculty position.

 

The Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Rare Book Curator will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Rare Book Curator will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities and decision making. The Rare Book Curator will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

 

The search will remain open until August 15, 2018, applications will be reviewed beginning July 23, 2018. 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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Adult Services Librarian & Technology Specialist, Kingston Community Library, Kingston, NH

Adult Services Librarian & Technology Specialist, Full-time, Kingston Community Library

JOB TITLE: Adult Services and Technology Specialist  

Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides adult services. Provides technology support and training to the community via individual support and classes. Oversight of technical software and hardware, technology planning, website development, and maintenance. Management of ILS software and reports. Workflow and procedure development. Provides assistance, training and mentoring to the staff in oversight of circulation, cataloging, classification and maintenance of the library collection. Creates marketing materials, catalogs, and develops programming. Develops new programming and introduces new technology. Stay up-to-date on the latest technology trends. Utilize social media for outreach and to inform library users. Maintain log of computer network changes.

 

Job Requirements:

  • 2 years minimum experience providing ‪technical support
  • Library program development, marketing and hosting
  • Office suite; Word, Excel, Powerpoint & Outlook
  • Outlook & Outlook Express email configuration,
  • In depth knowledge of Windows OS
  • ‪PC imaging and configuration
  • TCP/IP, Routers, WAPs, Wireless, and other networking devices
  • Spyware / adware removal tools / antivirus programs
  • Savvy with search engine techniques
  • ‪Tech must be comfortable with all facets of PC, laptop hardware, setup and maintenance; including installation and configuration of hard drives, NIC's, printers, and other PC accessories.
  • Experience with Mac and ILS is preferred, but not required
  • Website design and development
  • Library circulation software support
  • Procedure development and writing
  • Grant writing

 

Job Duties:

  • Apply skills described above to resolve clients' issues
  • Troubleshoot software, hardware, network issues & peripherals
  • Reinstallation of OS
  • Removal of viruses/malware
  • Software upgrades and installation
  • PC Imaging and configuration
  • Helping end users understand software
  • Call clients' vendors for warranty and troubleshooting issues


Accountability: Reports to the Library Director. Works collaboratively with the Library Director, Circulation Assistants, Youth Services Librarian and Youth Services Assistant.

Experience: Bachelor Degree preferred. Previous library experience desirable.  Knowledge of MS Office suite required and graphic arts experience is desirable. Experience helping staff and the public with technology questions and training. Wide knowledge of computer software, hardware, internet, and mobile devices required. Knowledge of WYSIWYG web authoring software preferred. Knowledge of Deep Freeze, firewalls and security software preferred.

Salary: Full time salaried.  

Benefits: Medical, Dental
Schedule: 40 hours per week including one evening and Saturday hours.

Deadline: Open until filled. 

To Apply: Submit resumé, cover letter and the contact information of three references as .PDF files via email at Director@kingston-library.org

 

Kingston Community Library is an EEOC employer.                                                                        

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Chemical Sciences Librarian, Marston Science Library, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Chemical Sciences Librarian

Assistant or Associate University Librarian

 

The Marston Science Library at the University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries is seeking a creative and service-oriented liaison librarian for the chemical sciences. We offer a dynamic, innovative and collaborative environment in which to serve and contribute to the work of a top ten public University. The Chemical Sciences Librarian is a year-round (12 month) tenure track faculty position which provides reference assistance, instruction, outreach, and collection management to support programs dependent upon the chemical sciences. The primary liaison assignments are to the departments of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering. The librarian works collaboratively and maintains close professional relationships with faculty, students and colleagues.

 

The qualified candidate will enjoy multiple opportunities to develop innovative services as The George A. Smathers Libraries encourage participation in decision making and projects, offering a unique grants management program and an adaptive learning environment. The Marston Science Library faculty and staff work in a team-based environment, together promoting, curating, and providing public access to a broad array of distinctive collections. The Chemical Sciences Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional association activities, to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Chemical Sciences Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, gender identities and perspectives in work activities.

 

The search will remain open until August 15, 2018, applications will be reviewed beginning July 23, 2018. 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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Family Literacy, Adult Literacy, & ESOL Assistant, Dedham Public Library, Dedham, MA

Family Literacy, Adult Literacy, and ESOL Assistant

Dedham Public Library

The Dedham Public Library is a rapidly evolving and highly adaptable public service organization, deeply committed to delivering phenomenal customer service. We are seeking a dynamic, self-motivated, innovative, and friendly person to join our team.

The Family Literacy, Adult Literacy, and ESOL Assistant reports directly to the Library Director and UX and Access Manager, and Circulation and Collections Manager. 

This position is responsible for:

  • Supporting family literacy, adult literacy, conversational English tutoring, and the library's ESOL programs
  • Community outreach and services
  • Provide direct service to the public assisting with circulation, library programming, reference, and special projects as needed.

The Family Literacy, Adult Literacy, and ESOL Assistant will work closely with all members of the Library team to develop programming and serve the public.

Background desired:

  • Extensive demonstrated work experience with low literacy and/or ESOL learners
  • Teaching and instructive experience
  • Bilingual/Bicultural
  • Familiarity with public schools
  • Knowledge of GED/HiSET and/or ACCUPLACER tests.
  • Experience working with a diverse user community inclusive of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds
  • Kind, flexible, convivial, innovative
  • Relentless energy and enthusiasm for learning, public service, and the implementation of new ideas, programs, and practices within the library to maximize community utilization.
  • Ability to thrive in an ever-changing, fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Oceans and eons of patience for all customers, internal and external
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends

Bonus points for:

  • Experience answering technology questions and providing device and digital content support
  • MLS degree, 3-5 years' experience in libraries
  • Strong Microsoft Office and social media skills

Full/Part Time

Part Time

Salary

Pay Range starts at $19.95/hr. Part-time position which includes evenings and weekends

How to Apply

If interested, please email your resume, cover letter and desired salary to Miriam Johnson, HR Director at mjohnson@dedham-ma.gov.

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Multiple Job Openings, Lewis & Clark Library, Helena, MT

There are multiple openings available at the Lewis & Clark Library.

For more information, see the links below:

Public Services Desk Assistant (20 hours a week) - https://www.lclibrary.org/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=98&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Public-Services-Desk-Assistant-36

Systems Assistant (20 hours a week) - https://www.lclibrary.org/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=98&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Systems-Assistant-37

Technical Services Assistant (30 hours a week) - https://www.lclibrary.org/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=98&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Technical-Services-Assistant-38

Technical Services Receiving Clerk (20 hours a week) - https://www.lclibrary.org/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=98&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Technical-Services-Receiving-Clerk-39

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Director of Museums, Newport Restoration Foundation, Newport, RI

Newport Restoration Foundation is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated leader to serve as its next Director of Museums.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Museums oversees operations at NRF's museum properties: Rough Point, Whitehorne House Museum, and Prescott Farm.

The ideal candidate will be an exceptional leader and administrator with a thorough understanding of 21st century museums and a willingness to adopt new approaches to improve the visitor experience and expand our community engagement. Assumes full supervisory responsibility for all Museum Department activities including interpretation and presentation of collections; exhibitions; education; public programming; audience development; and budget management. Work with the staff and Board to ensure the continued relevance of NRF's museums, and through the development of tours and programming, cultivate a radically welcoming atmosphere for all visitors. Have extensive background, knowledge, and experience in the field of museum studies and demonstrate an understanding of and appreciation for art generally and American material culture especially. Work with the NRF staff to align the interpretive approach at Rough Point and oversee the final preparation and execution of a plan to reopen Whitehorne on a broader basis.

Master's degree or Ph.D. in art history, history, material culture, museum studies, or related field.

A minimum of eight (8) years of professional experience in museums with increasing supervisory responsibility for collections, exhibition and program development, interpretation, visitor engagement, and team building.

Full job description at https://www.newportrestoration.org/director-of-museums/.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé and salary requirements to maeve@newportrestoration.org by July 27, 2018.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: 4018497300

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Intern, Local History Archives, Groton Public Library, Groton, CT

The Groton Public Library is offering an unpaid internship working in its Local History Room. The intern will assist in the processing of the James L. Streeter Collection, and in digitizing and cataloging the library's pamphlet file. This is an opportunity to obtain experience in an archival setting. Applicant should have an interest in archival work and/or history and be studying for a degree in library science, museum studies, public history or archival studies. Basic computing skills required. Experience with PastPerfect Museum Software a plus. There is potential to earn independent study credit.

Please contact Director of Library Services Betty Anne Reiter (breiter@groton-ct.govwith any questions or for more information.

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Project Archivist, Adirondack Research Library, Union College, Schenectady, NY

Job no: 492429
Appointment Type: Temp Full-time
Department: Schaffer Library
Categories: Temporary, Administration
Position Grade: LS

The Adirondack Research Library Project archivist will process environmental conservation‐focused archival collections as part of a Mellon Foundation grant-funded project. This is a temporary, 12‐month appointment. The successful candidate will have demonstrated skills in arrangement and description of manuscript materials, have demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills, and have demonstrated proficiency at successfully setting and meeting goals and deadlines.

Responsibilities

The Adirondack Research Library Project Archivist will be responsible for arranging and describing archival collections documenting the work of various environmental organizations and activists from the archival collections held in the Adirondack Research Library, located at the Kelly Adirondack Center (KAC). The Project Archivist will work under the general supervision of the Head of Special Collections & Archives at the Schaffer Library and will consult with the KAC Faculty Director in processing collections as necessary. The Project Archivist will assist the KAC Faculty Director and staff with outreach efforts aimed at promoting the use of archival collections for teaching and research. The position coordinates related digital projects with the Schaffer Library's Digital Services unit and oversees metadata quality assurance (QA) as needed.

Qualifications

  • MLS from an ALA‐accredited institution or equivalent degree, with a specialization in archival studies
  • Demonstrated understanding of archival collections and the principles of arrangement and description of manuscript materials with a completed finding aid
  • 1-2 years of experience arranging and describing organizational records
  • Demonstrated experience working with archival information content management systems, such as ArchivesSpace
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency at setting and meeting goals and deadlines
  • Familiarity with EAD, ASpace and DACS
  • Familiarity with MARC data elements. 
  • Must be able to work with a diverse group of individuals

    Additional Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Previous archival project management experience
  • Knowledge of Environmental history and politics
  • Undergraduate degree in the Humanities or Social Sciences, especially US or Environmental history

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.



Advertised: June 27, 2018 
Applications close: Open until filled

To apply, click here.

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BCALA Smiley Student Travel Award

BCALA's Smiley Student Travel Award plans to support at least one student for the upcoming JCLC conference September 26-30, 2018. The winner(s) will receive a $500 award to attend the conference.

 Applicant Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled as a student in an LIS program;
  • Condition of selection, student must have already registered to attend 3rd JCLC (Joint Conference of Librarians of Color <http://www.jclcinc.org/conference/2018/>);
  • Submit a 250 word essay reflecting on the theme of the conference: "Gathering all Peoples: Embracing Culture & Community" and discuss why you plan to attend;
  • Submit an article to the BCALA Newsletter by deadline for issue after the conference about your experience attending the conference;
  • Deadline is July 20, 2018, 11:59pm;
  • Please send entries and inquiries to Gladys Smiley Bell - GLADYS.BELL@HAMPTONU.EDU;
  • Winner(s) will be announced in August 2018.

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Call for Participation: Design for Diversity Forum

Design for Diversity Closing Forum Registration Announcement
Are you interested in education and advocacy for more inclusive information systems in libraries, archives, and museums? The Design for Diversity project, supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, focuses on the ways in which information systems embody and reinforce cultural norms, asking how we can design systems that account for diverse cultural materials and ways of knowing. Please join us for our Closing Review Forum and Writing Sprint, August 23 and 24, at Northeastern University in Boston.
As part of this project we are building a collaborative pedagogical toolkit to encourage inclusive and ethical practices in information sciences and system design. It will include an expanding set of materials including sample assignments, curricular modules, suggested readings, and case studies. The Digital Library Federation will eventually host the Toolkit as a growing community-driven resource.
 
Join us at our two-day Closing Forum to hear about what we've learned through the past two years and to give a thorough review to the draft teaching and learning Toolkit before its final publication November 2018. The first day, August 23, will provide a forum for a broad review of the Toolkit's development via panel discussion and interactive audience participation. We also invite attendees interested in creating additional content for the Toolkit to apply to attend the Writing Sprint on the second day, August 24. Both days are free and open to the public, and we can provide some funding, on a limited basis, to support travel for participants in the Writing Sprint. 
Register for the first day of panels, feedback, and discussion (August 23) here:
Registration for the second day Writing Sprint (August 24) closes on July 15. Apply separately for the Writing Sprint here: https://northeastern.libcal.com/event/4248938 
 
We hope to see you there! If you cannot make the forum but are interested in participating in other ways, such as giving online feedback to Toolkit documents, or have any other questions, please email both Cara Messina (messina.c@husky.neu.edu) and Des Alaniz (d.alaniz@northeastern.edu). 

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Artlab Director, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Harvard University seeks a visionary and entrepreneurial director who embraces collaborations and working in an academic environment to lead the ArtLab. A new venture for Harvard, the ArtLab on Harvard's Allston campus is an experimental working space for Harvard faculty, students and visiting artists that will allow them to cross traditional boundaries between art forms and practices, departments and schools, fostering new connections and collective enterprises within our creative community. A new building currently under construction, the 9,000-square-foot space is designed to be flexible and accommodate different artistic practices and disciplines and a visiting artist program. Located on North Harvard Street, the ArtLab will be the latest addition to the rapidly developing Allston campus that is home to Harvard Business School, athletics facilities, and the Science and Engineering Complex scheduled to open in fall 2020 as the new home for the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Qualified candidates please apply at: https://jobs.brassring.com/1033/asp/tg/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerID=25240&siteID=5341&AReq=46100BR

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: 6174955330

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President & Executive Director, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge, LA

The Louisiana Art and Science Museum (LASM), Baton Rouge seeks its next President and Executive Director in anticipation of the retirement of Executive Director, Carol Gikas, after 39 years of service to the Museum. The next Executive Director will be an exceptional leader and colleague, passionate about art and science, dedicated to the role of museums in communities, a champion of education and museum learning experiences specifically.

Curious by nature, collaborative and dedicated to the community served, the Director will lead the Museum forward as it develops strategies that continue to grow financial support, build audiences, promote lifelong learning and ensure best museum practices. The Executive Director will oversee a budget of $2.3 million and a staff of 26.

LASM is housed in a historic railroad depot on the banks of the Mississippi River and offers diverse programs for visitors of all ages in 87,000 sq. ft. of space. LASM welcomes 180,000 visitors annually, including 95,000 school children, who participate in its many education and diverse family-centered programs, exhibitions, and art and science offerings that encourage discovery and creativity through the intersection of art and science. Several interactive science and art studios are designed just for children. The Irene W. Pennington Planetarium opened in 2003 and to date has seen 1 million visitors enjoy the universe through its new 4K laser projecting system.

Candidates should possess active interest in the intersection of art, science and education.

Full qualifications/how to apply: https://museum-search.com/open-searches/.

Deadline 8/20/2018 searchandref@museum-search.com.

EOE. Nominations welcome.

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Assistant Reference Librarian, Attleboro Public Library, Attleboro, MA

Assistant Reference Librarian, Attleboro Public Library, Attleboro, MA
Part-time 15 hours/week $25.07 - 32.67 per hour

The Attleboro Public Library is seeking an Assistant Reference Librarian to explain library policy and services, perform reference and readers advisory services, and makes referral to other agencies as necessary. Posses a familiarity with the latest library technologies, reference resources, and available agencies which best answers patrons' questions or direct patrons to answers for their reference/library needs. Schedules and assists patrons with use of technology, including library computers and personal devices such as eReaders. Instructs library users on use of print and electronic resources. Assigned to circulation desk as needed. Performs related duties as required. Requires a thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work. Thorough knowledge of reference resources and the organization and management of library operations. Evenings and weekend hours are required.

Qualifications
Master's degree in library science and two years of progressively more responsible experience in library work, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have strong computer skills and be able to assist library patrons in use of library computers.

Closing Date
July 12, 2018

How to Apply
If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter to the City Personnel Office, 77 Park St., Attleboro, MA 02703 or personneloffice@cityofattleboro.us no later than July 12, 2018.

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