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NETSL Annual Conference, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Please join us on April 2 at College of the Holy Cross for our NETSL Annual Spring Conference. Information and registration available at: https://netsl.wordpress.com/2018-spring-conference/.

 

Register Now!

When: Monday, April 2, 2018 | 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Where: College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Theme: New Opportunities & Collaborations with Technical Services

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

Register NOW ahttps://ams.nelib.org/event-2823566

 

If you have any questions, let us know at netsl@nelib.org. We hope to see you there!

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Call for Applications: Dodson Visiting Professor at the iSchool at UBC

Applications open for 2018/19 Dodson Visiting Professor at the iSchool at UBC

The iSchool (School of Library, Archival and Information Studies) at UBC is inviting applications for the 2018/2019 Dodson Visiting Professorship. The Professorship provides funds for the successful candidate to spend an extended period of time (normally an academic term) engaged in research and teaching at the iSchool.

This is an opportunity to work with well-known senior scholars at the iSchool as well as an outstanding group of junior faculty members active in areas such as archival science, human computer interaction, values and technology, Indigenous information initiatives, social media analytics and mining, and knowledge organization.

The Dodson Visiting Professor will be welcomed into the research culture at the iSchool and will be expected to attend research talks and events, interact with doctoral students, and present research at an open colloquium. This position also offers the opportunity to work with talented and motivated graduate students in the iSchool by teaching up to two courses.

The professorship provides funding for one term in the amount of CAD $15,000, which can be supplemented through teaching (up to two 3-credit courses) to reach a combined total of CAD $30,000.

Join the iSchool and experience research at an internationally recognized university. For more information and to apply, view the full posting.

Closing date for applications is March 23, 2018.

The iSchool at the University of British Columbia is an internationally renowned program offering graduate level programs: Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS), Master of Archival Studies (MAS), Dual MAS/MLIS, Master of Children's Literature, and PhD studies. Learn more at slais.ubc.ca.

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Adult Services Director, Durham Public Library, Durham, NH

Adult Services Director, Durham Public Library

The Durham Public Library in Durham, New Hampshire is seeking a dynamic, people-oriented multi-tasker for a 37.5-hour per week, exempt position. As a member of the senior management team, the Adult Services Director will assist the Library Director in the library's overall operations; take responsibility for the daily management and staffing of the adult services department; manage the development, direction and administration of the library's adult services collection; and plan and/ or oversee adult programming and outreach services to the community. Job duties are subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or any combination of education and experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities.  Three years professional experience. Supervisory experience a plus. Ability to supervise, direct and evaluate a para-professional library staff. Public relations skills (oral and written), organizational and planning skills, excellent computer skills, and ability to interact professionally with internal and external customers.

Salary commensurate with experience, plus excellent Town of Durham, NH benefits.

Send resumé, cover letter & 3 professional references by Monday, March 19, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. to: 

Rosemary Bebris, Director, Durham Public Library, 49 Madbury Road, Durham, NH 03824 or rbebris@ci.durham.nh.us.

Complete job description and more information at www.durhampubliclibrary.org.

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Intern, America's Test Kitchen, Boston, MA

Paid Library Intern

America's Test Kitchen

Boston, MA

 

 

This 5-hour/week position is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience in all facets of small special library management. (Please note it is 5 hours spread over the week between the hours of 9-5 Monday-Friday. No weekends.)

 

This is a rewarding opportunity to work as a solo librarian in a special library. You will gain hands-on experience with the organization and management of a library, work with a wonderful (and growing) culinary collection (over 4,700 books, plus magazines and newspapers), and make a positive contribution to a fascinating organization.

 

The successful candidate will have instructional experience; strong, positive communication and interpersonal skills; the ability and willingness to handle multiple responsibilities in a changing environment; and be conversant with various library trends, web development, and culinary trends.

 

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF POSITION: 

  • Process (catalog, enter into database, shelve) new items

  • Provide reference services and help ATK staff locate books, recipes, and relevant information for magazine articles
  • Maintain catalogs and library website
  • Maintain and manage rare book collection and archives
  • Design and conduct technology trainings
  • Identify and select new items for the collection
  • Manage company newspaper and magazine subscriptions

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

  • Flexibility in schedule

  • Knowledge of collection development
  • Demonstrated knowledge of effective reference techniques
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including familiarity with computer coding concepts (including HTML, CSS and web-hosting services), database searching, and software specific to libraries
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds and to climb on step stool to reach top shelves

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • BA/BS or equivalent
  • Currently enrolled in a Library Science program
  • Completion of LIS 438, 407, and 488 (or relevant experience)

 

SALARY: $11/hr

 

CONTACT:

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume, transcript, and availability via email to library.intern@americastestkitchen.com with ATK Library Intern Application in the subject line.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 16

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Information, Innovation & You, Mass Medical Society, Waltham, MA

Information, Innovation & You

March 16, 2018

Mass Medical Society, Waltham, MA

Program:

8:00 - 9:00         Registration, Coffee, Continental Breakfast / Visit with Exhibitors

9:00 - 9:30         Business Meeting and Awards

9:30 - 9:50         Break with Exhibitors

9:50 - 10:50       Callan Bignoli, Assistant Library Director for Technology at Brookline Public Library

10:50 - 11:10     Break with Exhibitors

11:10 - 12:10     Ivan Oransky, co-founder of Retraction Watch

                          "Retractions, Post-Publication Peer Review, and Fraud: Scientific Publishing's Wild West"

12:10 - 1:10       Lunch

1:10 - 1:45         Exhibitor Lightning Rounds

1:45 - 2:00         Final Break with Exhibitors

2:00 - 3:00         Jane Blumenthal, Associate University Librarian and Director at University of Michigan

3:00 - 3:15          Wrap-Up, Giveaways

 

This is a full program with three great speakers who will share their different perspectives on innovation in libraries and in the health sciences.

Special $40 student rate for Simmons students!

Hope you can come!

Early bird registration ends March 2nd so do it now before you forget!!!!

 

For additional details on our speakers visit the MAHSLIN website.

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Reference Librarian, Hanson Public Library, Hanson, MA

Reference Librarian, Hanson Public Library

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

The duties and responsibilities of the position include:

  • Provides technology support and computer instruction to staff and patrons
  • Manages and updates the library's website and social media accounts
  • Maintains the library's electronic equipment including installing and updating hardware and software, researching equipment for purchase, coordinating with the library network and software vendors, and troubleshooting hardware and software
  • Assists individuals and groups in locating and obtaining information and materials from within the library, online, or through interlibrary loan in order to answer reference questions either in person or by telephone, email, fax, or mail
  • Educates patrons, presents workshops, and prepares instructional aids regarding bibliographic instruction, computers and technology, and library materials and services
  • Evaluates and purchases materials, and recommends materials for removal
  • Prepares publicity materials to promote the library's programs and services online, in print, and through local access cable television
  • Collaborates with other library staff, community agencies, schools, and local organizations to develop programs and services
  • Assists library staff in other departments as required including circulation desk duties

 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Proficiency with computers and technology including Windows, Microsoft Office, mobile devices and apps, computer networks and printers, the Internet, and online databases
  • Knowledge of professional library methods, reference resources and practices
  • Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgement
  • Ability to instruct individuals and groups, especially regarding computers and technology
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Aptitude for dealing with the public in a professional and courteous manner
  • Experience working independently or as part of a group

 

Qualifications

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

 

Full/Part Time

Full Time

 

Salary

Based on qualifications and experience

 

Closing Date

Open until filled

 

How to Apply

Application and complete job description are available online at www.hanson-ma.gov

Send application and resume to Town Administrator, Michael McCue, Hanson Town Hall, 542 Liberty St. Hanson, MA 02341.  Hanson is EOEA.

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Project Archivist, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally, and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society. The Studio Museum has earned a reputation as a leader in the contemporary arts arena and is internationally known for its catalytic role in promoting the work of artists of African descent.

Reporting to the Studio Museum's Registrar and working in close collaboration with the Lead Consulting Archivist, the Project Archivist will coordinate the processing of The Studio Museum in Harlem's estimated 850 cubic feet of institutional records and create an Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aid. The Project Archivist will work in consultation with the Consulting Archivist to define and follow processing standards and plans, create standardized descriptions, and ensure consistency and quality for the overall project.

www.studiomuseum.org/jobs
 

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Curator/Site Superintendent, Prudence Crandall State Historic Preservation Office, CT Department of Economic and Community Development, Canterbury, CT

The Prudence Crandall Museum seeks a forward-thinking, experienced Museum Curator/Site Superintendent to assume the leadership of this national historic landmark as it enters a period of organizational growth guided by a new vision that embeds Prudence Crandall, Sarah Harris and the Academy students in the national conversation about racism, sexism and injustice in America. The successful candidate will be able to imagine what the site could be, and develop and carry-out strategies to make the vision a reality.

As the only staff person regularly on-site, responsibilities are diverse including but not limited to: oversight of all aspects of the museum's daily operations, overseeing seasonal staff and docents (junior and adult), working collaboratively with the Friends organization, building relationships with local, state and national organizations, performing curatorial functions, program planning and execution, exhibit research, design and installation, and representing the museum effectively to its stakeholders and to the public.

Qualifications: Proven success in coordinating staff and volunteers, including team-oriented working styles; highly organized, detail-oriented and results-driven; articulate communicator with strong written and public speaking skills; relationship-building skills; demonstrated ability to solve problems both independently and as a team; ability to work within the proscribed processes associated with the state system; demonstrated knowledge and use of current technologies, including social media; deep understanding of best practices in history museums; experience with the care and restoration of historic structures; experience interpreting African American history, Women's history, and/or Native American history; and experience working or living in a rural setting.

The ideal candidate will be an active participant/leader in the museum community with an understanding of current trends; be curious and ask questions; show a commitment to continuing education; be optimistic, enthusiastic and flexible, and have a sense of humor.

Applicants are directed to https://jobapscloud.com/ct/, Recruitment #171025-5862CL-001, by March 22, 2018. This position is represented by the A&R bargaining unit and, in accordance with the union contract, individuals newly-hired into State service begin at the minimum (step 1) of the salary range for the position.

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $63,215-$81,807/year

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Executive Director, Newburyport Maritime Society, Inc./Custom House Maritime Museum, Newburyport, MA

The Newburyport Maritime Society is a 40-year old cultural institution organized to celebrate the role maritime activities played in the development and growth of Massachusetts and New England. Its primary tool for achieving this goal is the Custom House Maritime Museum (CHMM) located in an historic 1835 building on the waterfront of central Newburyport. We are an active institution consistently evolving as we connect the past to the living history of today through relationships with local educational, artistic, business and nonprofit organizations.

The CHMM has become a cultural hub in the last decade and we are looking for an Executive Director who will continue the development and implementation of a vision that enhances the Museum's ability to provide programs which augment the institution's status as one of the top cultural organizations in greater Newburyport.

The CHMM is seeking an Executive Director who will be an effective, enthusiastic public face of the museum with a variety of audiences including museum guests, members, community leaders, and our waterfront neighbors. The ability to manage human resources across a broad spectrum of employees, volunteers, interns and the public is a necessary skill. We expect the Executive Director to deal with day-to-day issues in the areas of exhibits, programming, facilities, retail operations and grant applications.

The Executive Director will be expected to be an active and visionary participant in fulfilling the Museum's needs of both Board and Financial Development. Museum training, experience, familiarity with data bases and Museum Studies credentials are desirable.

To apply: Please send a cover letter with resume to NMS.CHMM.Search@gmail.com.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: Competitive and commensurate with experience

 

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Senior Library Assistant, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Position Title:            Senior Library Assistant/Part Time

Department:              Library          

Location:                    330 Homer Street                                           

Salary Range:            $17.22/hour; Sunday time and a half             

Grade:                        Non-Union

Department Head:    Philip E. McNulty, Director

Posting:                      External

Closing Date:             Open until filled

 

The Newton Free Library serves a dynamic, library-loving community making us one of the most active libraries in the state in terms of visits, borrowing, program offerings and items added annually to our collections. We are seeking a highly motivated, energetic, and customer service oriented person to join our collaborative team in our Public Services Department.

 

This is an opportunity for an individual with a positive attitude who enjoys interacting with the public and thrives in an ever-changing, fast-paced environment. Assist patrons in person at our busy circulation desk and over the phone. Perform a variety of office tasks and circulation duties as assigned, including checking material in and out, answering phones, processing items on-hold for patrons, unpacking and organizing delivers from our library network and answering basic information questions. Candidates must possess excellent customer service skills, strong attention to detail and sound judgement in prioritizing tasks.

 

Hours: 5 hours during the week and every other Saturday 9-5pm and Sunday 1-5pm (Sept-June, the library is closed Sundays in July and August)

 

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. Must be capable of lifting 40 pounds.

 

Individuals interested in the above position should apply using the City of Newton's online application process at https://cityofnewton.hyrell.com.

 

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

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Head, Children's Services, Turner Free Library, Randolph, MA

Head of Children's Services Job Posting

The Turner Free Library seeks a Head of Children's Services who enjoys working in a strong team environment and thinking outside the box.

 

The Head of Children's Services must hold an MLS from an ALA accredited program, preferably with a concentration in youth services. Experience in management preferred as this is a department head position. The Head of Children's Services is responsible for library service and outreach to children ages 0-12 and their caregivers. (I.E. parents, teachers, etc.)

This is a 35-hour workweek; some nights and weekends are required.

 

Position Duties Include:

  • Reports directly to the Library Director. In the absence of the Library Director and Assistant Director the Children's Librarian is responsible for all aspects of the library, including, but not limited to, staffing and operational concerns.
  • Supervises all Children's Department staff and volunteers. He/she must communicate and work well with other library department heads and staff.
  • Manages the daily operations of the Children's Department. This includes, but is not limited to, staff training, keeping library staff aware of children's programming and any advancements in literacy/children's services.
  • Plans, publicizes, carries out and supervises all library programming for children ages 0-12 and their caregivers. This includes, but is not limited to: Summer Reading Club programs, outreach to local schools and daycares, library story times, STEAM programs, & programming for tweens.
  • Integrating new, innovative and diverse programming to fit community needs is a must.
  • Responsible for assisting patrons and staff with technology instruction, managing and maintaining current technology in the department, and implementation of new technologies is required.
  • An excellent working relationship with any and all town/local agencies serving children ages 0-12 and their caregivers is a must. The Head of Children's Services will represent the Library in Town Events per the Library Director's request. These may include, but are not limited to: Literacy Nights/Events at schools, RPS Back To School Jamboree, Harvest Hoopla, Night Before The Fourth Parade, Winterfest and more.
  • Appropriately expends programming and materials budgets.
  • Builds and maintains a diverse and current circulating collection that meets the needs of the community.
  • He/she is a liaison and represents the library management team at The Friends of The Turner Free Library's monthly board meetings.
  • Maintains accurate records and reports statistics to the Library Director and Assistant Director.

The Head of Children's Services completes other duties as assigned by the Library Director.

 

To Apply:

Please email resume and cover letter to Library Director, Meaghan James at mjames@ocln.org, by end of business day, March 22nd.

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Library Director, Rodgers Memorial Library, Hudson, NH

The George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library in Hudson, NH is seeking candidates for the position of Library Director. The Library Director is responsible for the direction and coordination of the day-to-day operations of a dynamic community library in a Southern New Hampshire community of almost 25,000 residents with a growing patron base.

 

The Library Director provides administrative leadership in coordination with the Library Board of Trustees in the areas of program planning, collection development, budgeting, technology development, staff supervision and direction, facility management and representation to the local community, library cooperatives and state organizations.

 

Requirements for applicants include MLS, six years of progressively responsible professional library experience including three years in supervisory or administrative capacity, or an equivalent combination of education and experience with emphasis on excellent communication skills. Knowledge of New Hampshire Library RSAs is preferred.

 

Salary commensurate with experience.

Submit resume and cover letter to trustees@rodgerslibrary.org or mail to Trustees, 194 Derry Road, Hudson, NH 03051, by March 30, 2018. No phone calls please.

 

For more information about the Rodgers Memorial Library visit the website at www.rodgerslibrary.org.

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Library Assistant, Youth Services, Jones Library, Amherst, MA

Youth Services Saturday Library Technician, Jones Library

The bustling Jones Library Youth Services Department is looking for a reliable Saturday library technician to assist with circulation, reference, and reader's advisory. Working as part of our youth services team the position provides customer service, charges and discharges materials using computer system, and assists in preparation of book displays, exhibits, and posters. The youth services team presents programs for children, teens, and their families throughout the year. This position may work on special projects including Summer Reading Club, craft programs, book clubs, or STEAM programming. 

 

Library Assistant--Youth Services Library Technician

Job Summary
Performs a variety of clerical tasks, applying knowledge of Library operations. Provides friendly, courteous public service and assists in the use of Library resources.

Supervision Received
Works under the general supervision of a Professional who provides instruction and assistance when needed. After initial learning period, performs regular duties without close supervision. Refers unusual problems or policy decisions to supervisor.

Major Duties

  1. Provides customer service, giving basic information and directions. Answers questions on the use of the Library and available services. Refers complex questions to the appropriate persons.
  2. Charges and discharges materials using computer system. Checks accuracy of all dates and numbers. Reviews patron's account for unpaid bills and overdue fines and takes appropriate action.       
  3. Explains forms and policies for reserve, interlibrary loan, and purchase requests. Searches for requested and reserved materials on computer database and shelves for individuals, teachers, class projects, and other libraries. Notifies patron when item is available. Refers special cases to supervisor.
  4. Answers in-coming calls and routes callers or provides information, as required.  Assists patrons with disabilities, including retrieval of materials from unreachable shelves. Refers questions on special services to appropriate person.
  5. Provides basic information on the use of the computer catalog, periodical lists, and indexes. Directs patrons to locations of various collections. Advises on reading materials, referring complex questions to supervisor or Reference Department. May be asked to assists with Summer Reading Club, craft programs, and activities in the Children's Department and branch libraries.
  6. Sorts returned materials by classification and by library. Returns to shelves accurately in specific sequence or prepares for statewide delivery routing.
  7. Registers new borrowers. Reviews application form for completeness, accuracy, and appropriate identification. Verifies signatures. Enters and updates information on computer database.
  8. Collects fines for overdue loans according to established fee schedules. Collects payments for bills.
  9. Assists in preparation of book displays, exhibits, and posters.
  10. Works on special projects and substitutes in other departments in an emergency, as assigned.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

Tools and Equipment Used
Phone, personal computer and system software, computer printer, laser scanner, word processing software, copy machine, fax machine, calculator.

 

The hourly wage for this position is $12.20. The part time position is up to 19.5 hours weekly. Currently this position's hours would be:

  • 7.5 Hours Saturdays 9- 5:30
  • 4 Hours Wednesdays 9-1
  • Occasional Sunday shifts 1-5

This position offers pro-rated sick and personal leave benefits.

 

Qualifications

Graduation from high school or GED equivalent or one (1) year library work experience or any equivalent combination of related education and experience.
                                                                                                                                  

Working knowledge of computer operation. General knowledge or interest in children's and young adult literature. Ability to pay close attention to detail. Ability to effectively deliver customer service in a friendly courteous manner; ability to communicate effectively verbally over the telephone; ability to work with all ages and types of people; ability to handle stressful situations. 

Experience with Evergreen circulation system and Tixkeeper reservation system a plus. 

To Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to

Mia Cabana

c/o Jones Library

43 Amity St.

Amherst, MA 01002

 

Or submit your resume and cover letter electronically via email to cabanam@joneslibrary.org

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University Press Diversity Fellowship Program, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA

Employment Opportunity

The University Press Diversity Fellowship Program seeks to increase diversity in scholarly publishing by providing year-long fellowships in the acquisitions departments of four university presses -- the University of Washington Press, Duke University Press, MIT Press, and the University of Georgia Press -- with the support of the Association of University Presses and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

The Fellowship

Through this year-long, full time entry-level position, fellows will be immersed in the acquisitions department of a leading scholarly press, working closely with senior acquisitions editors, authors, and projects through the entire acquisitions process. Through this apprenticeship, they will acquire deep and specialized knowledge of how editors identify emerging areas of scholarship, work with authors to develop manuscripts, manage the process of peer review and revision, present projects for approval, and represent them through each stage of publication. Fellows will also work with other press departments including marketing, design, manuscript editorial, and production on behalf of specific book projects, and may take on additional projects to gain a deeper understanding of these other publishing areas. 

Fellows will attend the Association of University Presses annual conferences at the beginning and end of their year-long program, where they will have the oppor-tunity to participate in workshops, meet with the other fellows in their cohort, and network with staff from uni-versity presses across North America. Fellows will be able to take advantage of all of the professional development opportunities for junior staff at the participating presses, including a series of monthly workshops designed specifically for this program. 

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include screening manuscript proposals; researching competing books, potential course adoptions, areas of growth in emerging fields, and potential expert peer reviewers; contacting peer reviewers and tracking reviews; writing book descriptions; assisting with contract requests, production cost estimates, and financial projections for projects; guiding authors on manuscript formatting, art preparation, and permissions; preparing materials for internal editorial approval and launch meetings; representing their press and interacting with book buyers and authors at academic conferences, and attending in-house acquisitions, editorial review, press committee, transmittal, and launch meetings.

Requirements

  • B.A. or B.S.
  • Commitment to using an understanding of the diversity of human experiences in developing, recruiting, and marketing manuscripts and books.

Preferred

  • M.A., M.S., or Ph.D.
  • Evidence of superior academic achievement, either in fields relevant to diversity or in fields that correlate to the major lists of the participating presses.
  • Commitment to pursuing a career in academic publishing.
  • Sustained personal engagement with low income communities and/or communities within the US that are underrepresented in publishing and a demonstrated ability to bring the understandings gleaned from such engagement to the daily work of academic publishing

Compensation

Fellows will be compensated with a salary and benefits package equivalent to that of a full-time staff person in an entry-level acquisitions position at each of the participating presses.

Application

Process Applicants must be citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the U.S., or individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program.

Applications will be considered in coordination with the four partner presses on the grant. Please be sure to complete an application with the university website for each press you'd like to consider your application. Include a cover letter describing your interest in the program and your qualifications and experience that meet the requirements outlined above, along with a copy of your resume. If you're applying for the fellowship at more than one press, please use the same cover letter.

Deadline

Search committees will begin reviewing applications after March 15, 2018. Selected fellows will be notified by April 14, 2018, to begin the year-long fellowship on June 1, 2018.

University of Washington Press: follow this link and search for job number 152934.

Duke University Press: follow this link and search for job number 401384774.

MIT Press: follow this link and search for job number 15648.

University of Georgia Press: follow this link and search for job number S00514P.

All four participating presses are Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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Library Reference Assistant, MCPHS University, Worcester, MA

Library Reference Assistant (part-time)

MCPHS University

Worcester, 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 3pm-6pm, 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/2902/library-reference-assistant-%28part-time%29/job

Attach a cover letter and a resume or curriculum vitae. No phone calls, please. Principals only. 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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Student Scholarships, MER Conference, Chicago, IL

The annual National Educational Conference on Managing Electronic Records (MER) Conference www.merconference.com is making scholarships available for students enrolled in graduate level studies in Archives and Records Administration, Library and Information Science or similar degrees. Qualified students are invited to participate in the MER Conference's Student Scholar Program. 

We believe that fostering engagement across disciplines, industries and experience levels is one of our greatest attributes while also supporting our educational mission. Equipping student scholars with roles and opportunities to interact with practitioners is just one way we help develop important relationships; relationships that often become valuable in the future. It is not uncommon for student scholars to ultimately be hired by companies attending the MER Conference.

The conference is scheduled for May 6-9, 2018 and is held at Chicago's Marriott Downtown Hotel. The scholarship is valued at $1,945 and includes conference tuition and meals. Student scholars are responsible for their own travel and lodging, however, our coordinator, Michelle Fowler, can assist with finding lodging.  

 

Potential student scholars can contact student coordinator Michelle Fowler at michelle.fowler@merconference.com.

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Instruction/Reference Librarian, Clark University, Worcester, MA

Clark University's Goddard Library seeks to fill the position of Instruction/Reference Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Public Services, the successful candidate will provide and coordinate instruction, outreach, and assessment for information fluencies programs supporting the University's instructional and research mission. Promote all information literacy programs campus-wide, and support Library participation in related University orientation and community-related activities.  They will serve on the reference desk as part of the reference services staff, including weekend and evening hours. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Included in a range of responsibilities, the Instruction/Reference Librarian will teach students concepts of information access and information skills, including locating, evaluating, and using information effectively. Evaluate and assess the Library's course-related and other library instruction programs and expand, redesign, and/or re-create them as necessary. Oversee Personal Librarian, LibGuides, orientation programs, online tutorials, and other ongoing and new programs related to information fluencies. Collaborate with other departments to raise faculty and student awareness of the library's resources and engage them in activities that will build students' information skills and familiarity with specific resources. Assist students, faculty and staff in making effective use of electronic library resources as well as traditional library resources in their scholarly work, as well as other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a Graduate degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution. One year or more of reference and instructional experience in an academic library. Demonstrate knowledge of and experience with current and emerging trends, technologies, and assessment and best practices related to library instructional and reference services; ability to establish and maintain effective, collaborative relationships with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff. Must be willing work evenings or weekends as needed.

Technical qualifications include familiarity with current and evolving communication and teaching technologies.

This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, 12 month position with excellent benefits, which include employee and family tuition benefits, 4 weeks' vacation, generous retirement plan, free use of campus fitness center and many more. 

Review of applications will begin February 28, 2018. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. 

Please email résumé and cover letter to resumes@clarku.edu 

Applicants must reference Job code 199723 in the subject line to be considered for this position.

Clark University embraces equal opportunity as a core value: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. 

Clark University is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and strongly encourages members from historically underrepresented communities - inclusive of all women - to apply.

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Collections Management Librarian, Congressional Research Service, Washington, DC

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Knowledge Services Group (KSG) seeks a Collections Management Librarian to join its Knowledge and Technical Services Section. The librarian will manage print collections to ensure that materials are organized and made accessible to CRS staff. The incumbent is expected to review existing collections and, in collaboration with stakeholders, make recommendations for the withdrawal/retention of materials in the CRS Library and/or digitization of materials as appropriate. The Collections Management Librarian will also be responsible for overseeing the circulation of physical materials in the CRS Library. 

Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree or experience, and/or knowledge of current practices of librarianship or other fields and disciplines related to the management of, and access to, print and digital collections are encouraged to apply.

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 at http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo.

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Intern, Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC

AAMC Archives Summer Internship

 

The AAMC Reference Center and Mary H. Littlemeyer Archives is a service to AAMC staff and members of the public. Reference Center staff provide reference, research, and access to current and historical collections in order to assist in leading the academic medicine community to improve the health of all. Our Archives acquires, processes and provides access to documentation of the Association: its origin, development, policies, and activities.

This is a full-time (35 hours/week) archival internship.This project involves updating two collections in our digital asset management system (DAMS) CONTENTdm, uploading documents and creating metadata for the documents. The intern will also create a new collection (to be decided) and upload and create metadata for each item in that collection.

 

The intern will learn how to use a DAMS including creating a collection, uploading documents, and creating metadata. DAMS are widely used in archival repositories, so these are important basic skills to learn. The intern will also gain experience scanning documents, another basic skill very useful to archival studies. Through this internship, the incumbent will also learn how a special library and archives works. Direct supervision will be provided by a certified archivist. 

 

Responsibilities: 

The intern will update the Federal Testimony and Digital Publications collections so they are current by uploading documents into the DAMS and creating metadata for each item. The intern will also create a new collection (to be decided) and upload and create metadata for each item in that collection.

 

Qualifications:

Attention to detail and good verbal and written skills are required. We are seeking a student enrolled in a library science/archives or history graduate program with experience working with DAMS (knowledge/experience with CONTENTdm specifically would be helpful) and digital objects. Some archival coursework or experience is preferred.

 

To apply, please use this link: https://aamc.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/AAMC/job/Washington/Internship--Archives_10003092

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Director, Dedham Historical Society and Museum, Dedham, MA

Executive Director Dedham Historical Society and Museum The Dedham Historical Society and Museum is seeking an experienced, self-motivated and detail-oriented person to become its next Executive Director. Founded in 1859, the Dedham Historical Society and Museum preserves and actively seeks information about the towns that comprised the original Dedham Grant, with special emphasis on the Town of Dedham. The Society's mission is to interpret and display its remarkable collections, including its nationally renowned collection of Dedham pottery, 17th and 18th century furniture, and early clocks; to avail researchers to its significant archival holdings; and to promote public opportunities to explore Dedham's remarkable history. The Society's offerings include an annual lecture series, educational programs for the local schools, and a newsletter. The Executive Director is responsible for managing the Society's day-to-day operations including programming and marketing, supervising the DHSM staff, coordinating fundraising and membership solicitations, preparing and overseeing annual budgets, coordinating exhibition development, and providing support to the Board of Directors. The successful candidate will have a Master's Degree and/or a minimum of three to five years of museum administration experience, and strong interpersonal, administrative, and organizational skills.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please send cover letter and resume to the Search Committee, Dedham Historical Society, 612 High Street, Dedham, MA 02026 or email society@dedhamhistorical.org.

Letters of interest should be submitted by March 23, 2018.

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Generalist Librarian, LibGig, Washington DC

LibSource, a LAC Group company, seeks a Generalist Librarian for a major law firm client with a busy library in their Washington DC office. The Librarian will be required to coordinate technical services and collection maintenance, respond to research requests, and perform cataloging and basic support functions. This position functions as part of a larger library team dispersed across four office locations. The candidate will be expected to collaborate and work in a distributed environment.



RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform legal research using electronic and print resources via the library's portal site.
  • Maintain library collection by sorting, shelving and organizing print publications and filing pocket parts,  supplements and loose- leaf sets.
  • Check-in and route materials using library catalog.
  • Modify and update catalog records according to set criteria to change location, holdings, etc.
  • Search and retrieve records in OCLC and the ILS and assist in their processing.
  • Respond to research requests and assist in locating books and publications.
  • Perform related tasks as assigned and participate in special projects as necessary.
  • Print and affix labels.
  • Perform clerical tasks such as cataloging, data entry, generating reports and processing invoices.




QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1-3  years experience in Information/Library Services preferably in a legal environment or solo environment.
  • A Bachelor's Degree, Master's in Library and Information Science, preferred.
  • General knowledge of library services, tasks, programs.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Experience using an integrated library system such as EOS or Sydney.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.




To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/7qW4to

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Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood, OR

The Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge

Saturday May 19 - Tuesday May 22, 2018; Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood, Oregon


REGISTRATION IS OPEN <http://acquisitionsinstitute.org/register-for-the-2018-acquisitions-institute/>


We're so excited to share our 2018 Program <http://acquisitionsinstitute.org/2018-program/> with you! We had what we think is a record number of proposals this year and from them have chosen a program we hope will both educate and inspire you. From a panel discussion between librarians and publishers on diversity, inclusion and equity in scholarly publishing and acquisitions, to the triumphs and tribulations of leading workplace culture change, to deciphering and visualizing data, there's a little something for everyone. Check out the program page for much more!


We are delighted to announce that our keynote speaker this year is Thomas Padilla, Visiting Digital Research Services Librarian at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He publishes, presents, and teaches widely on digital scholarship, digital collections, Humanities data, data curation, and data information literacy. In his talk, he will advance the argument that conditions of uncertainty and a speculative orientation to collections constitutes a disposition that empowers libraries and the communities they serve. As the poet a. maxwell reminds us, uncertainty is not the same as not knowing - uncertainty indicates the presence of alternatives. This talk is a call to embrace those alternatives.


About The Acquisitions Institute
Since 2000, we are the pre-eminent conference located in Western North America on acquisitions and collection development held at Timberline Lodge. We are a small, informal and stimulating gathering in a convivial and glorious Pacific Northwest setting, focused on the methods and innovation of building and managing library collections. Timberline Lodge is located on the slope of Mt. Hood, about an hour east of Portland, Oregon. Read more about us at http://www.acquisitioninstitute.org, contact us as planning@acquisitioninstitute.org.

About Timberline Lodge
The Timberline Lodge conference facility offers a relaxed atmosphere for librarians, vendors, and publishers to discuss issues of concern. Plan to come and listen to one another in this small conference (enrollment is limited to 85) with its rustic resort setting and the finest of people and conversations. Presenters are encouraged to engage the audience and there are plenty of opportunities for informal discussion outside the scheduled program. Plan to enjoy the good food, the beautiful mountain scenery, snow sports and swimming, and favorite readings. Explore the Timberline Lodge <http://www.timberlinelodge.com/> web site for a sense of the historic character of the lodge. We have reserved the entire suite of rooms for the Institute.

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Call for Nominations: The Alexandre Vattemare Award for Creativity in Libraries

The Alexandre Vattemare Award for Creativity in Libraries
Given annually by Library Juice Press, the Alexandre Vattemare Award for Creativity in Librarianship recognizes contributions in the LIS field that are marked by originality, creative energy, and novel combinations of ideas. The primary consideration in selecting the awardee is their creation of new possibilities for libraries and library workers. The award is open to librarians, other library workers, and community members.
The award consists of $1000 and a framed certificate.
Nominations should include a letter and sufficient materials for evaluation; more is better. Evaluation of nominees begins May 1st. Materials may be sent to inquiries@libraryjuicepress.com.
Alexandre Vattemare, the remarkable 19th century ventriloquist, is the inspiration for the award.

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Youth Services Librarian, Brownell Library, Essex Junction, VT

Brownell Library seeks a collaborative, creative, inspired and professional Youth Librarian to join our team. This position directly oversees coordinating, developing, implementing and evaluating innovative services and collection development for infants through teens. Other responsibilities include supervision of support staff and volunteers, covering public desks, outreach to area organizations, department budget management, publicity, and assisting patrons with resources - both print and digital.

Hours include some nights and weekends. Qualifications include: Masters in Library Science, plus three years of experience working with youth, preferably in a library environment, or a combination of education and experience desired. Supervisory experience preferred.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a desire to work with young people from infants to teens; be knowledgeable about current youth and teen issues; strive to learn emerging technologies; be able to work in a team-centered environment and must possess creativity, motivation, flexibility, imagination, enthusiasm and more to inspire the love of reading, lifelong learning and the exploration of ideas.

This position is full time with excellent benefits. Application forms available below, at the Village office or Brownell Library. Send application with resume and cover letter to Village of Essex Junction, 2 Lincoln Street, Essex Junction, VT 05452, or admin@essexjunction.org.  Resume review will begin Feb. 23, 2018.  Applications accepted until position is filled. EOE. 

For more information, click here.

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Project Assistant, Northeastern University Library, Boston, MA

Institution: Northeastern University Library

 

Title: Project Assistant (part-time), Research and Instruction Department

 

Hourly salary: $20/hour

 

Hours, schedule, and length of appointment: 8 hours/week, to be completed between 8 am and 5 pm onsite, Monday - Friday (with some off-site work possible); position is funded through the end of May with the possibility of being extended into the summer.

 

Northeastern University Library seeks applicants for a part-time Project Assistant in the Research and Instruction Department. Reporting to the Online Learning Program Coordinator, the Project Assistant will assist in ongoing maintenance and enhancement of Research Subject Guides on the LibGuides platform, including exploring/developing new design templates, revising/reformatting existing guides, and creating new guides. In addition the Project Assistant will support the work of the Affordable Course Materials Committee, including analyzing course readings from different academic departments/programs and preparing summary reports. Other duties as assigned may include assistance creating online learning objects; analyzing data and generating summary reports on trends in research help and the library instruction program; and contributing content to the library FAQ. Current students and recent library school graduates are encouraged to apply.

 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with/working knowledge of LibGuides platform and/or basic understanding of web design (HTML and CSS)
  • Thoroughness and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work well/collaborate with others
  • Familiarity with instructional design, specifically tools and standards for creating accessible online learning objects

 

Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to: Evan Simpson, Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services:e.simpson@northeastern.edu. Applications received by March 2 will receive priority review. 

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Digital Commonwealth Conference: Creativity and Accessibility - Digital Trends in 2018, Hogan Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Digital Commonwealth will hold its 12th Annual Conference, entitled "Creativity and Accessibility - Digital Trends in 2018" on Tuesday April 10, 2018 at the Hogan Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA. The keynote speaker will be Professor Joseph Nugent, Professor of the Practice, Department of English at Boston College.  Professor Nugent's presentation will be entitled "Joycestick - Engaging Ulysses In a Virtual Reality Game".

Digital Commonwealth is pleased to be able to offer complimentary registration to five (5) full-time students on a first-come, first-served basis. Each full-time student receiving complimentary registration will be asked to write a blog entry on the conference. Significantly discounted registration is available to other full-time students.

Membership in Digital Commonwealth is not required to attend the conference. The conference program covers topics from Data Mining to Copyright Education and Programming and can be viewed at https://digitalcommonwealth.wildapricot.org/page-1856161. Online registration is available at https://digitalcommonwealth.wildapricot.org/event-2758646/Registration. Early registration is open from now until midnight on March 12, 2018.

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Library Assistant, Learning Commons, Simmons College, Boston, MA

This position will work under the coordinated direction of the Learning Commons Librarian and in collaboration with other Learning Commons staff. Responsibilities may include participating in the functional work areas of reference and circulation, collection management, Interlibrary Loan, outreach, and space planning. The Library Assistant will also coordinate the hiring, scheduling, training, and supervision of student workers and engage in Library-wide planning and projects.

For more information, see here.

Essential Functions:

Assist with the Administration and Management of Reference and Circulation Services:

  • Support day to day oversight of Library service provision: troubleshooting equipment, resources, policy, schedule, communication, and procedural questions and issues.
  • Participate in the hiring, training, and supervision of student workers.
  • Support scheduling and coverage of Reference and Circulation services.
  • Provide training and continuing education to reference and circulation staff and student workers.
  • Communicate and enforce Library policies.
  • Coordinate displays and facilitate Library programming.
  • Monitor effectiveness and efficiency of functional processes, recommend improvements.
  • Assist with the collection of statistical data and production of reports.

Participate in collections work and stacks projects:

  • Collaborate with Collections & Systems and Learning Commons teams to plan and implement ongoing stacks shifting and weeding projects.
  • Oversight of shelf reading process and missing item searches.
  • Collaborate with Collections & Systems and Research & Instruction Librarians on donation and collection projects.
  • Provide stacks and shelving training to student workers as needed.
  • Participate in space studies and space redesign projects.

Cross-training across Library departments, which may include:

  • Assist with Interlibrary Loan processing and troubleshooting.
  • Assist with cataloging of library materials and resources, including books, e-books, and physical and streaming media.
  • Participate in reclassification projects for special collections.
  • Assist with the maintenance of course reserves.
  • Participate in library instruction sessions.
  • Support Library-wide initiatives as appropriate.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree and current enrollment in Simmons SLIS program.
  • Completion of no more than 3 LIS courses.
  • Demonstrated excellence working in a customer focused environment.
  • Demonstrated strong customer service such as
    • an energetic, positive, friendly and approachable demeanor.
    • ability to "read" customers and respond appropriately.
    • ability to handle surprises well, work well under pressure and with multiple interruptions

Preferred:

  • Experience working or volunteering in libraries.
  • Experience with library systems, such as Innovative Interfaces, Inc.'s Millennium
  • Experience working in a supervisory role
  • Ability to perform technical and complex tasks with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Experience as a proactive and creative problem solver
  • Ability to contribute and foster collaboration in a team environment
  • Ability to work independently and pro-actively towards a shared goal
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work effectively


Work Schedule: Generally Tuesdays- Saturdays, 11am - 7 pm, with flexibility for classes

Note: This is a pre-professional position. Eligibility is limited to qualified students currently enrolled in Simmons SLIS Program. It is our expectation that between three and six months after completing the program you will transition out of this position. Applicants cannot simultaneously receive a SLIS Merit Scholarship and tuition remission benefits. If you receive both, you will be required to select one.

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

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Open Access Fellow, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Open Access Fellow - Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication

 

The Open Access Fellow's primary purpose is to facilitate deposits through the DASH workflow, Harvard's open-access repository.

 

Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard (DASH) is Harvard's open-access repository for scholarly articles written by Harvard faculty and scholars, and is managed by the Office of Scholarly Communication (OSC) within Harvard Library. DASH contains 42,000+ works (and counting) that are freely available to the world.

 

The Open Access Fellows program assists faculty and scholars with depositing their articles in DASH. Although much of the work can be done independently, each Fellow is required to spend two hours each week (at a regularly scheduled time) working in the OSC office under the supervision of the Repository Manager. Open Access Fellows gain valuable experience in the world of open access and help the OSC bring Harvard scholarship to readers the world over.

 

The Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication was formed in 2008 with a charge to the University Library from the Harvard Provost to spearhead campus-wide initiatives to open, share, and preserve scholarship.

 

Primary duties include:

  • Facilitate deposits through the DASH workflows
  • Describe works in the repository by consistently providing thorough and accurate data entry
  • Troubleshoot DASH records
  • Conduct bibliographic research
  • Outreach to publishers and DASH authors
  • Participate in office hours and trainings

 

Qualifications:

  • Current Simmons SLIS student or recent MLS graduate
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to stay focused and work efficiently at mundane tasks

 

Schedule:

  • 12-17hrs/week
  • $17/hr
  • Flexible schedule (work independently)
  • 2 hours per week must be worked in-house on a set schedule
  • Incumbent to begin on or around March 19, 2018

 

Applications are being accepted until March 12, 2018. To apply, please email cover letter and resume to:

Colin Lukens - Repository Manager

colin_lukens@harvard.edu

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Access Services Librarian, New Rochelle Campus, College of New Rochelle, NY

ACCESS SERVICES LIBRARIAN
NEW ROCHELLE CAMPUS
The College of New Rochelle invites applications for the position of Access Services Librarian at The Mother Irene Gill Library. This is a tenure-track, 12 month faculty position available immediately. Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the Access Services Librarian is responsible for all matters affecting public services and policies, performs a variety of managerial and operational duties that requires knowledge of library systems and procedures that provide access to the collection and assist students in the use of library resources and services. This highly visible position involves actively assisting library patrons and monitoring multiple library functions.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (list is intended to be descriptive rather than inclusive):
  • Manage all Access Services functions including circulation, reserves and inter-library loan using the Library's integrated library system, OCLC, and related systems
  • Communicates and enforces the department's policies and procedures
  • Maintains patron database in library management system
  • Hires, supervises, trains and evaluates the department's full time employees and adjuncts
  • Responsible for scheduling all part time assistants, evening and weekend staff assigned to the Access Services department
  • Provides leadership and regular training sessions for circulation staff (all campuses) and also conducts workshops for students in the use of library applications
  • Participates in the evaluation and review of new work processes and tools
  • Assesses current services and identifies improvements by analyzing user data and national academic library trends
  • Compiles statistics, analyzes data, and prepares reports relating to areas of responsibility in support of departmental and library goals
  • Provides leadership in identifying and adapting technology to department needs
  • Oversees stack maintenance, inventory projects and general participation in collection development activities
  • Provides input on all Access Services Policies and issues to the Dean
  • Participates in Library and College Committees
  • Provides research support to students and faculty in academic departments and schools through consultations, instruction sessions, and in-person and virtual reference services
  • Works with vendors or other units that support library operations, such as collection development, Library IT, facilities maintenance, and security
  • Participates in professional activities outside of CNR and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of CNR's collections and research support services
  • Conducts general library tours, participates in Orientation sessions and serves as Personal Librarian to first year students
  • Expected to participate and contribute to the professional growth and development of the College community as per the Faculty Handbook
  • Participate in the ongoing development of a robust library information literacy program
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an A.L.A. accredited institution
  • Ability to deliver and promote excellent customer service
  • Supervisory and training experience
  • Experience with online public access catalogs, ILL functions, basic copyright law, and policies and procedures related to public service, print and electronic resources 
  • Sensitivity to working in a diverse work environment
  • Ability to solve problems effectively and exercise good judgment
  • Adaptable, flexible and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to function both as a team member and a team leader
  • Technological proficiency 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 
  • Second subject Master's degree preferred
  • Experience with Innovative Interfaces Inc., Banner, OCLC and Springshare products
  • Previous academic library experience
To apply, please send one PDF attachment that includes letter of interest (addressed to Dean Ana E. Fontoura), C.V., and the contact information for three references who can speak to your professional qualifications, to:
Ms. Brunie Lopez Secretary to the Dean, 
Gill Library The College of New Rochelle 
Electronic submissions only. This position is subject to successful completion of background checks.
The College of New Rochelle is a Catholic college in the Ursuline tradition and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds who can contribute to our unique educational mission. To learn more about the College, please visit our website at: www.cnr.edu.

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Library Collaboration Project Manager, Smith College Museum, Northampton, MA

Smith College seeks a dynamic, accomplished candidate to become the Project Manager for the Mellon Museum and Library Collaboration Grant. Candidates would likely come from a LAMS (Libraries/Archives/Museum) background with significant project management experience in a digital cultural heritage setting and strong data analysis skills.

The Project Manager will have the opportunity to be directly involved in the planning process that envisions deep collaboration among campus collections. This 18 month grant project will be accomplished through: environmental scanning of technical infrastructure, collection audits and compilation of use case scenarios; outreach activities and engagement with faculty and student scholars and peer digital experts; and strategic grant proposal preparation. One innovative feature of the project is the development of a campus-wide digital preservation policy that codifies best practice across units of the college.

 

The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge, experience and robust capabilities in project management. They will have strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to report about complex data. Working effectively and collaboratively with diverse staff, faculty and students in a higher ed setting is a vital aspect of the project.

Collaborations across Libraries and the Museum of Art, with the college's faculty, with Smith's Information Technology Services, and with the Five Colleges consortium make this an appealing prospect for candidates who want to be part of an ambitious vision to foster digital scholarship with stellar museum and libraries special collections. This is an exciting opportunity to join an academic community undergoing significant transformation of digital practice and a shift to an open scholarship culture. And, of course, it offers the chance to live in the beautiful Pioneer Valley and to work within the Five College consortium.

View the full position description and apply online via the Smith College Human Resources site.

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Research Librarian, Telecommunications Policy, 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 telecommunications policy. Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background in telecommunications policy are encouraged to apply. Outstanding candidates will also have a background in public policy and industry and 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 at http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo.

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Call for Student Submissions: Braverman Memorial Prize

The Miriam Braverman Memorial Prize is awarded each year by the Progressive Librarians Guild for the best paper about some aspect of the social responsibilities of librarians, libraries, or librarianship. Papers related to archivists, archives, and archival work are also eligible.

The award honors Miriam Ruth Gutman Braverman (1920-2002), who was a socialist, writer, activist librarian, and longstanding member of the Progressive Librarians Guild, a founder of the ALA's Social Responsibilities Round Table, and a proponent of the social responsibilities perspective within Library and Information Science. The award is intended to celebrate Miriam's spirit of activism and faith in the power of people's collective social justice efforts and inspire future generations of librarians. The award has been given annually since 2003.

The winning paper will be published in a forthcoming issue of Progressive Librarian. The prize winner will also receive a $500 stipend to help offset the cost of travel to and from the American Library Association's (ALA) Annual Conference. The award will be presented at the annual PLG dinner at ALA, and the winner is invited to present their paper at the PLG meeting. In addition, the winner will be provided a press pass for the conference, allowing for free entry to sessions and the exhibition floor with the expectation they will write a short reflection for publication by PLG.

See the past Braverman Award winners and read their works.

Requirements

1. Contestants must be Library and/or Information Science students attending a graduate-level program in the United States or Canada. Contestants may not have finished their coursework earlier than December 2016.

2. Entries must be the original, unpublished work of the contestant, and must be written in English. Entries may not exceed 3,000 words, and must conform to MLA formatting and style.

3. To facilitate the blind review process, each entry must include a cover sheet providing the contestant's name, full contact information (address, phone number, e-mail address), name of the institution where the contestant is enrolled, and the title of the paper. No identifying information, other than the title, should appear on the paper itself.

4. Entries must be submitted electronically, in PDF format, to bravermansubmissions@gmail.com. Entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. CST on International Workers' Day, or May Day, May 1, 2017.

5. The $500 stipend is available only to help defray the cost of ALA conference attendance in the winning year; if the winner of the contest is unable to attend, the money will remain in the Braverman Prize endowment fund.

Any questions regarding the contest or the selection process can be directed to the chairs of the selection committee, Julene Jones (julene.jones@uky.edu) and Madeline Veitch (veitchm@newpaltz.edu).

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Call for Applications: Richard L. Haas Records Management Award

New England Archivists invites applications for the 2018 Richard L. Haas Records Management Award. The Haas Award, of up to $1,000, is given annually to support a project that promotes increased cooperation, understanding, and knowledge between the archival and records management professions. Applicants need not be members of NEA. Practitioners, educators, and students in the areas of records management or archives in New England are invited to apply.

For more information about the award and how to apply, please visit: www.newenglandarchivists.org/awards/haas. 

The new application deadline is February 28th, 2018.

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Outreach and Academic Engagement Librarian, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Position Details:

Reporting to the Research Librarian and Coordinator of Research Services the Outreach and Academic Engagement Librarian will work collaboratively with staff throughout the library as well as within the broader Wesleyan community to demonstrate the value of the library in a liberal arts environment.

This newly defined position will be dedicated to expanding the library's outreach efforts in order to strengthen relationships across the campus, particularly those with faculty and students.

This position will take the lead in building learner-centered programming and highlighting the role of the library in Wesleyan's distinct culture.

This position will also play a key role in promoting Wesleyan's unique collections as well as engaging the research community and other constituencies outside of Wesleyan.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Chair the library's Communications Team to publicize and promote use of library collections and services
  • Create and deliver programs that enhance the library's role in student instruction, faculty scholarship, and staff initiatives
  • Collaborate with other campus constituencies - like the Center for Pedagogical Innovation, Career Services, to offer mutually beneficial programming
  • Serve as liaison for the Friends of the Wesleyan Library
  • Develop promotional materials that effectively communicate the library's goals, services, and news to a variety of audiences, including editorial responsibility for the library's newsletter
  • Partner with the Digital Projects Librarian and others to further develop the online presence of Wesleyan's unique collections
  • Conduct library instruction for groups and provide one-on-one research consultations
  • Provide general reference to students, faculty, staff, and the community
  • Select materials in liaison subject areas as assigned
  • Serve on library committees and task forces and campus committees when library representation is appropriate
  • Maintain current knowledge of trends and changes in academic public services and contributing to the library profession through participation in the work of professional organizations

Minimum Requirements:

  • Masters in Library and/or Information Science and at least one year related experience in outreach or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience.
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating, leading, and evaluating success of programs and events
  • Facility with social media tools for organizational outreach.
  • Expertise developing promotional materials and programs
  • Knowledge of trends in effective marketing techniques
  • Facility with Adobe Creative Cloud or equivalent
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team-based environment
  • Demonstrated service orientation and creativity within an academic environment
  • Effective communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A subject master's degree, preferably in the humanities or social sciences
  • Experience in academic libraries
  • Experience with graphic design
  • Experience working in library public services, including general face-to-face and online reference work
  • Experience teaching library instruction using information literacy concepts
  • Experience in using Springshare Libguides software

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Intern, Upper Dublin Public Library, Fort Washington, PA

Upper Dublin Public Library

 

Address:  805 Loch Alsh Ave, Fort Washington, PA  19034,

Phone:  215-628-8744, Web:  www.udpl.org

"This internship has given me a great deal more insight into the world of public libraries.  With everything I've done, I have been able to connect what I have been learning in the classroom with on-the-job realities." -Past UDPL Public Library Intern

Position: Public Library Intern

 

Internship Dates and Hours

Position available June 4-August 10, 2018, approximately 25 hours a week minimum.  Hours to be determined but preference will be given to candidates with the following availability:  Mon-Tues.:  9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wed. & Thurs:  5-9 p.m.; and Fri.: 10-5.  Additional availability, including weekends, is a plus.

 

Internship Overview

Upper Dublin Public Library, a busy suburban Philadelphia public library, is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Library Intern to join our team for Summer 2018. If you're a library/information science student or recent graduate looking for practical public library experience and are driven by a strong customer service ethic and a desire to provide the best information, technology, literacy, and programming services, this may be the position for you. Summers at UDPL are fast-paced and rewarding; if you're ready to dive into all aspects of public library service, we are ready to assist you in gaining marketable workplace skills.

You will be an integral part of our Summer team with at least 15-18 hours/week of regularly scheduled reference and circulation desk shifts to an additional 8-10 hours of assisting in administrative, children's, teen, and technical services. Depending on your interests and our needs, you may work on additional projects that benefit the library---and your resume!  See the attached job description for further details.

 

Our Library

Located in Fort Washington, PA, and open 66 hours/week, the UDPL is a bustling and much-loved resource for the 25,569 residents of Upper Dublin Township and those who visit from neighboring communities. The UDPL maintains a collection of 110,000 tangible items plus a variety of virtual resources, like eBooks, 24/7. In 2017, circulation was over 344,000 and 20,000 people attended programs.

Qualifications

Applicants for this position must be currently pursuing a graduate degree in library or information science from an ALA accredited program or be a recent (within 1 year) graduate.  Preference given to candidates who have completed at least 9-12 credits of their graduate studies. A bachelor's degree is required as is a PA Driver's License.  Strong customer service focus, motivation, and ability to learn new skills in a fast paced setting are preferred. A high level of computer literacy is required and a familiarity with digital reference resources is desired. Applicants must be available for an in-person interview. A Skype interview is possible if the candidate is attending school out of the state. A current Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and PA State Criminal History will be required before employment begins. A Federal Criminal background check, requiring fingerprinting, is also required.

 

Salary

This position is a temporary, part-time position, approx. 25 hrs./week for 10 weeks at a rate of $16.27/hr. We will also work with the applicant so they can be awarded college credit, if desired.

 

How to Apply

Applications are being accepted until March 15th, 2018.  Interested individuals should send their cover letter and resume, in PDF format, via email to Lauren Smyth at lsmyth@mclinc.org  (Use "Library Intern Application" in the subject line). Additionally, please email all questions to the same address; no phone calls, please.  Interviews will be conducted during mid-late March 2018.

Upper Dublin Public Library

          Public Library Intern---Job Description

 

Position Overview

 

 

 

  • Summer internship opportunity for a  library/information science student or recent graduate looking for practical public library experience
  • Candidates should be driven by a strong customer service ethic and a desire to provide the best information, technology, literacy, and programming services to our patrons

 

Responsibilities

 

 

  • Learning the functions of and staffing the reference and circulation desks an average of 15-18 hours a week
  • Additional hours spent shadowing all library departments (children's, teen, technical services, administration) to gain a broad understanding of library policies and procedures
  • Assisting with programming for all ages and the Summer Reading Club
  • Completing other projects/tasks as mutually decided upon library staff & intern

 

 

Benefits

 

  • Gain practical experience at the reference and circulation desk, learning both print and digital resources
  • Mentoring from seasoned library staff in all areas of the library
  • Opportunity to gain a well-rounded public library experience
  • Make valuable professional connections
  • Develop new ideas and projects for the library
  • Hourly salary & College Credit available

 

Training/Support Available

 

  • Training and support from staff on library policies and procedures
  • 1-on-1 job shadowing and training in all areas of public library service
  • Library materials and tech, including cutting-edge STEAM LAB technology
  • Attendance at staff meetings and other professional development

Qualifications

 

  • A passion for public libraries
  • Completion of at least 9-12 credits of graduate library/information science courses and be in pursuit of the degree OR a recent library/information science graduate (within 1 year of graduation)
  • Strong  computer/technology skills, including Microsoft products & Internet searching; comfort with e-readers and tablets is a plus
  • Ability to learn reference and circulation procedures
  • Excellent customer service; experience working with the public in any setting preferred
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment while learning new skills
  • Ability to develop and work with a team & high degree of  initiative
  • Willingness to assist and learn all areas of public library service
  • Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time and to push a cart

 

Commitment

 

 

 Contact                               

  • June 4-August 10, 2018, approximately 25 hrs/week
  • Preferred hours:  Mon-Tues.: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wed. & Thurs: 5-9 p.m, & Fri, 10-5
  • Must provide PA Child Abuse and Criminal History reports before employment begins and will be required to complete FBI fingerprint background check.
  • Must agree to initial library interview, discussion of expectations for this position, & training
  • Lauren Smyth, Assistant Director, lsmyth@mclinc.org

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Leonard P. Roberts Scholarship, Culture Works

The 2018 "Leonard P. Roberts Scholarshipis now open to students planning to become a full-time student for the entire upcoming academic year.

 

Award amount is: $1,000 - $4,000

 

Deadline: March 9, 2018

 

More information can be found here: Leonard P. Roberts Scholarship

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Archivist, Huhugam Heritage Center, Chandler, AZ

Job Title: Archivist

Closing Date: 03/22/2018

DEADLINE: Attach any required documents, i.e., Transcripts, Certificates, diploma and Motor Vehicle Record, to your online application by midnight on the closing date. Late Applications or documents will not be considered.

Job Number: 18-145

Job Type: Regular

Full-Time Department: Huhugam Heritage Center

City: Chandler, AZ

Location: 21359 S. Maricopa Road

Area of Interest: Museum

Salary Type: Base Pay

Salary/ Hourly Rate: $ 45,435

Salary Tribal Driving Permit Required: Yes

ESSENTIAL JOB TASKS: Will assist with public events, will require occasional evenings and weekends. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Responsible for the management and development of the Huhugam Heritage Center Archives & Library. Duties include identifying, inventorying, organizing, and describing records and to preserve their archival integrity and accessibility for reference and use. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Develops and implements long and short-range goals pertaining to the Huhugam Heritage Center Archives & Library.
  • Responsible for maintaining archives and library collections database incorporating current advances in storage technology.
  • Organize process and describe archival records including digital media and develop classification systems for material.
  • Establish and administer policy guidelines concerning public access and use of materials.
  • Coordinate with GRIC offices and/or entities to process archival records properly and in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Develops and conducts training sessions pertaining to records management, properly transferring archival materials and other retention and disposition processes.
  • Supervise Archives & Library staff.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:

  • Considerable knowledge of archival and records management principles.
  • Thorough understanding of applicable resolutions, ordinances, and laws including Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act (PA).
  • Thorough knowledge of organizational, planning and project management skills.
  • Ability to utilize Microsoft Office suite and Re:discovery Proficio database software.
  • Knowledge and ability to work cooperatively with community resources;
  • Excellent listening and communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively plan, supervise and coordinate work of others.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and prepare reports.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, Community Officials and the general public.
  • Ability to perform all physical requirements of the position; agree to maintain a Drug-free workplace.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Masters degree from an accredited college or university in History, Library Science or a closely related field and a minimum of three (3) years progressive experience in archival management or experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the core functions of the position; and one (1) year supervisory experience.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Required to pass a background check. 

Required to obtain a Tribal Driving permit. Valid state driver's license with a current proof of driving record for the past 39 months will be required to qualify for a tribal driving permit. Proof of driving record must be submitted with application and must not be more than 60 days old from the date of submission of the application.

Supervisory, Salaried Position

Reports to Director or designee

BENEFITS INFORMATION:

  • Medical - EPO or PPO Self-Funded Plan utilizing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Network
  • Prescription Program
  • Dental - Plan is provided through CIGNA with no deductible for preventive services or $50 (individual)/$150 (family) deductible for basic and major services
  • Vision - plan benefits are provided through SightCare of Arizona and carry a $10 co-pay for exams, zero copay
  • Life and AD&D - We offer voluntary or supplemental life insurance for Employee & Dependents through METLIFE Group Insurance. GRIC pays the full cost for your Basic Life and AD&D.

Other Voluntary Benefits -

  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave

Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, U.S. Code, Section 472 and 473). The Gila River Indian Community is also committed to achieving the full and equal opportunity without discrimination because of Race, Religion, Color, Sex, National Origin, Politics, Marital Status, Physical Handicap, Age or Sexual Orientation. In other than the above, the Gila River Indian Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you are claiming Preference in one or more of the following categories please attach a copy of the required documentation to the completed Employment Application.

Preference for Community Members (with proof of enrollment)

Preference for Native Americans (must meet membership requirement of a federally recognized Tribe.)

Preference point for Spouse of Community Member (with proof of spouse enrollment)

Preference point for Veteran (must meet statutory requirements)

HUMAN RESOURCES WILL NOT MAKE COPIES OF APPLICATIONS OR DOCUMENTS BEING SUBMITTED. 

Visit our GRIC website and apply online: www.gilariver.org

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Director, Paul Memorial Library, Newfields, NH

Library Director
Paul Memorial Library

 
The Board of Trustees of the Paul Memorial Library in Newfields seek a creative, customer oriented, flexible and enthusiastic leader to serve as Director. The right candidate will be a hands-on Director with knowledge of emerging technologies in library services, strong communication skills, talented in all areas of programming, and a true people person. They will be able to continue to create a warm and welcoming environment for this town.

The Paul Memorial Library is located in rural Newfields, on the Seacoast of New Hampshire serving a population of 1,700. The Library is open six days a week, 35 hours per week. The collection contains a total of 11,000 items.


Qualifications: The successful candidate will have an MLS from an ALA-accredited university and at least three years administrative work experience in a public library setting. Specifically, the applicant should have demonstrated abilities in collection development; customer service; personnel and financial management; program development and public relations. The applicant must demonstrate excellent interpersonal abilities, including proficiency in working as part of a team, leading others, and interacting with the public.


Job Responsibilities: The Director is responsible for administration of all library operations. The Director works with the Board to prepare an annual budget for town approval, and monitors and controls expenditures for the building, books and materials, supplies, and salaries. The Director manages three part-time employees. The Director actively participates in community outreach with the public, community leaders, and local officials; maintains liaison with Friends of the Library, Main Street Art, and other non-profits in the town. Some local travel is required to pick up/drop-off inter-library loans.

Abilities: The candidate will be able to lift 25 pounds and navigate interior and exterior stairs. Be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience with Apollo (ILS), Quicken, and WordPress are very helpful.

This is a part-time position of 25/hours per week at $22.50 per hour. There are no benefits.

Closing Date: February 23, 2018

To apply, send a letter including a statement about your interest in the position and applicable experience, along with your resume, to: Pam Burch via email to pamburch@comcast.net
 
Web Site: http://www.paulmemoriallibrary.org

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Call for Applications: SLA New England Student Stipend

SLA New England is pleased to announce a $1,250 stipend available to a
current MLIS student in the New England area to attend the 2018 SLA
Conference, held in Baltimore, MD.

The Special Libraries Association (SLA) is a nonprofit global organization for innovative
information professionals and their strategic partners. SLA serves more than 7,000
members in 75 countries in the information profession, including corporate, academic,
and government information specialists. SLA promotes and strengthens its members
through learning, advocacy, and networking initiatives.

Why attend the SLA Annual Conference?

  • Networking opportunities - share your experiences and learn from other information professionals.
  • Over 200 events, including educational programs, networking events, receptions, and tours.
  • The latest technologies from leading industry partners, all under one roof in the INFO-EXPO Hall.

SLA New England Student Stipend Award Criteria

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Be currently enrolled as a degree candidate at an ALA-accredited academic program in Library and Information Science.
  • Be a member of SLA - award may go to covering student membership fee if not already a current member.
  • Be a first time attendee of a SLA conference.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Submit a document containing the following information/elements:

  • Full name
  • Academic affiliation: Institution and Program
  • Start date of program; number of semesters and courses completed as of December 2017; and anticipated date of graduation
  • Contact information, including mailing address, telephone, and email
  • Other SLA division awards, if any, for which you are applying
  • An essay of no more than 1 page (see details below), double-spaced
  • Current resume

E​SSAY DESCRIPTION: Write a 1-page, double-spaced essay on why you should attend the annual conference and how the conference will benefit your career aspirations. Submissions will be judged based on originality and clarity as well as on inclusion of all required information. Spelling, grammar, and completion of all required information will count in judging.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION SUBMISSION: Friday, March 30, 2018.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION: Completed applications should be emailed as a single file attachment in Microsoft Word or PDF to Jill Aberdale & Katie Glasoe, SLA New England Student Relations Committee Co-Chairs, at the following email address: jillian.aberdale@gmail.com &/or glakat210@gmail.com. Please contact Jill &/or Katie with questions about the application process.

POST AWARD: Awardee will be required to write a short post about his/her conference experience for the SLA New England Website. Awardee is encouraged to serve a one year term as a member of the Student Relations Committee of the SLA New England Chapter (may be accomplished virtually, if the recipient is no longer a New England resident following graduation).

NOTIFICATION AND AWARD DISTRIBUTION:
Applicants will receive notification of award status by the middle of April. The recipient of the award will receive a one-time stipend of $1,250 which may be applied to SLA membership costs, SLA student conference registration fee, transportation, and lodging costs. The recipient is responsible for making their own conference and registration arrangements. Any costs above and beyond the stipend amount will be the personal responsibility of the recipient.

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Call for Applications: HSR Project Research Competition

Now Accepting Applications  

2018 HSRProj Research Competition for Students 
Identifying Research Gaps in HSR

AcademyHealth and the National Information Center for Health Services Research and Health Care Technology of the National Library of Medicine are hosting the second annual HSRProj Research Competition for undergraduate and graduate students. This competition invites students to use data from the Health Services Research Projects in Progress (HSRProj) database in conjunction with other sources to identify research gaps in health services and systems research. 

This competition is meant for individuals who are current students in health policy, health services research, public health, health informatics, or information science/library science and who are interested in:

  • Understanding and identifying research gaps in health services research (HSR) and related fields.
  • Gaining greater visibility as a new researcher in the fields of health services research and data science.

The winner or winning team will be invited to present their research as a featured poster at the 2018 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting in Seattle Washington on June 24-26, 2018. In addition, the winner(s) will be invited to work with AcademyHealth staff to write a blog post to be featured on AcademyHealth's website describing their project and experience.

Questions? Please contact HSRProj@AcademyHealth.org.

Apply here.

Applications are due by Friday, March 23, 2018

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Research Librarian, Kent School, Kent, CT

Kent School seeks to fill the position of Research Librarian in the John Gray Park '28 Library. The person in this role will serve as a primary point of contact for student research at Kent, and for faculty research support.

Responsibilities include teaching multiple sections of a required class in study skills and research methods; creating and delivering individual lessons for classes and projects in and outside of the library; participating in ongoing collection development of both print and digital materials and promotion of same; managing and developing a robust student tutoring program; promoting academic integrity principles through individual and group instruction as well as programming; assisting with supervision of students in the library generally.

This is an academic year (40 week) staff position with benefits, salary commensurate with experience.

Requires an MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited institution, excellent communication and technology skills, demonstrated experience with sophisticated research methods, a particular enthusiasm for working with college bound high school students, comfort working in a rapidly changing environment, and desire to be a member of a creative team. Prior experience in an independent school environment is preferred.

For consideration please send a cover letter and resume to the attention of: Amy Voorhees, Library Director, Kent School, P.O. Box 2006, Kent, CT 06757 or voorheesa@kent-school.edu

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Access Services Librarian, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Library is currently seeking candidates for the position of Access Services Librarian. Reporting to the Associate Director of Access Services for Faculty of Arts & Sciences (FAS) Libraries, the Access Services Librarian leads a team of Access Services staff at the Tozzer Anthropology Library and the Harvard-Yenching Library to provide access to Harvard Library and its collections. In addition, the Access Services Librarian assists the Associate Director of Access Services for FAS Libraries and a fellow Access Services Librarians in coordinating daily operations and maintaining services across the FAS library system. The Access Services Librarian performs a variety of managerial and operational duties requiring substantial knowledge of library systems and procedures to provide access to collections, process library materials, and assist patrons in identifying, gaining access to, and using of library resources. This highly visible position operates in a busy environment and involves actively assisting users and monitoring multiple library functions. 

 

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

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Summer Intern, Bank Research Archives, Federal Reserve Bank, Boston, MA

Summer Intern - Bank Research Archives

The Research Department is currently accepting applications for a part-time paid internship for graduate students majoring in archive management or public history.  Students will work with the Bank's archivist and duties will include, but are not limited to: processing textual and audiovisual materials, creating finding aids, conducting inventories, scanning documents and photographs, and assisting the archivist as needed.

 

Qualifications:

Students currently enrolled in archives management or public history graduate program. Working knowledge of the basic principles of arrangement, description, and preservation is highly desired, as well as someone who is organized and attentive to detail.

 

All employees assigned to this position will be subject to FBI fingerprint/ criminal background and Patriot Act/ Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) watch list checks at least once every five years. 

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work required of this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or skills associated with this position or the personnel so classified. While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of this position, management reserves the right to revise this or any job description at its discretion at any time. 

 

Principals only, no agencies please.


Contact Katherine.Creamer@bos.frb.org for more information.

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Research and Instruction Librarian, Maxwell Library, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA

Bridgewater State University's Library Services is located in the Clement C. Maxwell Library and is open an average of 94 hours each week during the academic year. It is a busy, dynamic place with classrooms, academic and administrative offices throughout the building. The library serves all BSU students, faculty, staff, and researchers from across the country and world.

Library Services is dedicated to meeting the needs of its communities, to updating its service models as pedagogies and librarianship evolve, to renewing the knowledge and skills of librarians and staff as practices change, to deploying new technologies to improve interactions with library users and to enhance user experiences.

 

Essential Duties:

Library Services seeks an innovative, creative and service-oriented professional for the position of Research and Instruction Librarian. This is a tenure-track librarian position reporting to the Director of Library Services. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with others to identify, develop, deploy, manage, and improve new and existing programming that support research, teaching, learning and creative activities. The successful candidate will supervise and evaluate part-time librarians and full-time support staff assigned to Reference Services.

This position:

  • Provides user-focused research and reference assistance for a diverse student, faculty and community population.
  • Delivers expert one-on-one consultations to faculty, students, staff, and others emphasizing searching skills, critical appraisal of resources, information management, research impact measurements, research data management, and more.
  • Works with others to advise faculty and students on scholarly communication issues, which may include copyright and publication strategies.
  • Applies knowledge of services and trends in academic libraries to support undergraduate and graduate education.
  • Applies knowledge of new and emerging technologies to help develop and continually improve innovative programs, research collections, and instruction to support teaching, learning, research, and creative activities.
  • Teaches in-person and online sessions as requested and as needed.
  • Develops research guides, tutorials, learning objects, and other tools for promoting and fostering learning and research.
  • Builds collaborative relationships and develops programming with campus partners.
  • Works with others on- and off-campus to market and promote research services, instruction and library resources.
  • Stays current with developments in librarianship and higher education.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Relevant experience in an academic, large public, or special library, or in a related field.
  • Experience using a wide variety of online research tools, resource guides such as LibGuides, instructional technologies, and virtual reference services.
  • Experience with web-scale discovery layers and metasearch technologies.
  • Experience providing outreach services.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and knowledge of various research methodologies.
  • Ability to effectively work independently and collaboratively.
  • Evidence of ability to successfully engage in professional activities and disciplinary scholarship to satisfy promotion and tenure requirements of the Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA) contract. http://mscaunion.org/contract/.

 

Please go to http://jobs.bridgew.edu/postings/9968 for complete job information and to apply online. 

 

Application deadline is February 23, 2018

 

Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

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Call for Applications: New England Archivists Mentoring Program

New England Archivists is proud to announce the relaunch of the NEA Mentoring Program. This 7-9 month program will begin in April 2018. All interested mentors and mentees are encouraged to sign up by the end of February. We also encourage folks interested in being mentors to consider self selecting a co-mentor. Is there a colleague you'd love to partner with? Encourage them to sign up to be a mentor with you!  

 

Applications and more information about this popular program are available on the NEA website

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

Mentoring Circles aim to: 

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


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

HOW TO PARTICIPATE 
Please visit the NEA Mentoring page on the NEA website to learn more about the program and to apply to join. Applications will be accepted through February 28, 2018. Applicants will receive placement information by March 15, 2018. Additionally, a meet-up for all past and current cycle participants will be held at the NEA Spring Meeting in New Haven, CT, March 22-24, 2018. 

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Program Administrator Jessica Holden (jessica.holden@umb.edu) or Program Liaisons Micha Broadnax (micha.broadnax@gmail.com), Irene Gates (igatesus@yahoo.com) and Matthew Gorham (matthew.gorham@yale.edu).

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Cataloger/Head of Technical Services, M.G. Parker Memorial Library, Dracut, MA

The Town of Dracut seeks qualified applicants to serve as Cataloger/Head of Technical Services at the Parker Memorial Library. This is a full-time position, 35-hours per week, with benefits.  Some evening and weekend hours included. 

The Town of Dracut requires a physical exam, drug screen and CORI check post-offer. A complete job description and employment application can be obtained at www.dracutma.gov/human-resources.

Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree; Master's Degree in Library Science preferred; two years professional library experience, including cataloging, required, experience with SirsiDynix Symphony preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Education: MLS

Salary: $19.67 per hour to start

Closing Date: Open until filled.

How to Apply

Qualified individuals should send a completed application, resume and cover letter to:

Christine Lindberg, Director of Human Resources
62 Arlington Street
Dracut, MA 01826
clindberg@dracutma.gov

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Content Management & Research Librarian, Analog Devices, Wilmington, MA

Competitive pay and flexible start date 

 

Analog Devices' digital library team supports informed technical and business decision-making and innovation throughout the company's worldwide locations by providing online access to quality scientific, technical, business, and market research resources and services.

 

This position provides the opportunity to work closely with a small team and take part in a broad range of corporate library operations including research assistance on technical and business subjects, collection development and maintenance, user instruction, vendor negotiations, and document delivery services.  The library is 100% online and our users are located worldwide so digital communication skills are essential.

 

Areas of responsibility include:

  • Addressing incoming research, reference, and document delivery requests from ADI employees
  • Managing the library's collection of industry specifications and standards (published by ISO, IEC, ANSI, etc.)
  • Supporting market research content acquisition, subscription renewals, and cataloging
  • Negotiating with content providers and other vendors to ensure cost-effective, uninterrupted access to premium research resources for library users
  • Contributing to the library's outreach and training activities (including live and online training sessions, internal conferences, video tutorials, newsletters, and surveys)
  • Helping to maintain and update content on the library's intranet portal

Requirements:

  • Current enrollment or recent graduation from an ALA-accredited Master's degree program in library and information science
  • Able to work 40 hours a week during normal business hours in the Wilmington, MA office of Analog Devices
  • Strong team player with a results-oriented approach
  • Able to balance attention to detail with real-world time and resource constraints
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent digital communication skills
  • Comfortable with basic business software such as Microsoft Office

Other qualifications:

  • Experience or coursework focused on special libraries or competitive intelligence is a plus
  • Experience with library product evaluation and/or vendor negotiations is a plus
  • Experience with SharePoint, Piwik (now Matomo), Camtasia, or Jira Service Desk is a plus
  • Professional enthusiasm, curiosity, flexibility, initiative, and a sense of humor are also definite pluses!

Please apply online at  https://careers.analog.com/job/ANLGUS1070/ .

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Library Director, Sargent Memorial Library, Boxborough, MA

The Town of Boxborough is an engaged community of about 5000 residents. The Sargent Memorial Library is a town treasure and has twice been recognized as one of America's Star Libraries. The library is a vibrant community center enjoyed by residents of Boxborough and adjoining towns. Our building is a modern, well-appointed, purpose-built facility. We circulate close to 150,000 print and digital items annually. The director position is ideal for a qualified, experienced library professional looking to support our quest to provide life-long learning opportunities.

The Library Director is responsible for:

  • Meeting the information and library needs of all patrons.
  • Supervising the operations of the library, including budget and facilities.
  • Planning and formulating services and policies.
  • Directing, training, and supervising staff.
  • Providing opportunities for cultural, educational, or entertaining programming.
  • Acquiring and maintaining print, electronic, media, and other materials and information sources.
  • Representing the library to the community and the town.
  • Working with outside vendors and contractors.
  • Pursuing grant funding from state and federal sources.
  • Reporting to the Board of Trustees.

Candidates should be able to make independent judgments and decisions; foster positive relationships with residents, and town employees and boards; provide an encouraging work environment for staff; make suggestions for programming and materials to keep the library current; engage our active seniors as well as our children and young adults; and make the library a welcoming place for our culturally-diverse community.

 

Position Purpose

The Library Director is responsible for providing leadership for the library system by directing and managing the Sargent Memorial Library. This work is accomplished by anticipating, discovering, and working to meet the information and library needs of all patrons; planning and formulating services and policies; directing, training and supervising staff for optimal service; acquiring, maintaining and creating access to collections of print, electronic, media, other forms of information and materials which meet the needs of the library's patrons. The Library Director is responsible for maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under his/her direction and control. The Library Director performs all other related work as required. 

Supervision

Supervision Scope: The Library Director performs complex duties requiring a high level of independent judgment in the planning, administration, and execution of the department's programs and services, and the direction of library personnel. 

 

Supervision Received:

The Library Director works under the direction of a six-member elected Board of Library Trustees. The Library Director makes recommendations and decisions regarding department policies, procedures, operations, and plans in accordance with state, federal, and local guidelines

 

Supervision Given:

The Library Director has supervisory responsibility for all library staff and volunteers. Hires staff, provides direct daily direction, prepares employee performance evaluations, is responsible for operation costs and methods, and counsels staff consistent with library policies.

 

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is a highly public, responsible position. The Library Director has frequent interactions with other department heads, residents, parents, children, committees, boards and commissions, media, and government officials, vendors, contractors, and paid performers. Represents Library organization at network meetings on regional, state, and national level. The Library Director has access to confidential information involving personnel, bid proposals, and patron information protected under MGL 78. Responds to inquiries pertaining to the library from all Town Departments at any time necessary. Judgment includes interpretation of statutes, bylaws, and codes. Errors of omission or commission may result in financial loss, delay, or loss of services, and/or damage to the building. The Director is frequently called upon to solve problems that arise either in serving the public or overseeing the library building and services.

 

Examples of Work 

Operations

  • Plans and supervises the operation of the public library in the town; recommends library policies, programs, and procedures. Responsible for the delivery of public services to citizens utilizing the public library, and for the efficient administration and management of the library.
  • Orders all supplies, equipment, and materials needed for the day-to- day operations of the Library.
  • Executes all library policies promulgated by the Board of Library Trustees; acts as Trustees' liaison with other town departments, with the Town's state legislators and with representatives of the Board of Library Commissioners.
  • Responsible for the management of the physical assets, as well as the preventative maintenance programs associated with, the care and upkeep of, the library physical plant, maintenance systems, and grounds. Informs DPW of simple maintenance needs. Establishes agreements and contracts with service providers and vendors.
  • Attends meetings of the Board of Library Trustees and advises Trustees of programs, service, facility, planning, personnel and policy matters requiring consideration or action.
  • Presents a written Director's Report at all Library Trustees' meetings identifying the progress and up to date status of library operating budget, on-going library services and programs and all matters requiring their attention.
  • Attends all Town and Special Town Meetings, representing the Library to the community and Town Meeting attendees.  
  • Prepares a yearly written report of all library activities for inclusion in the Town of Boxborough Annual Report.   

Budget

  • Develops and prepares the annual operating budget, personnel budget, and capital outlay programs for the approval of the Board of Library Trustees, town boards, and Town Meeting. Develops and prepares long-range planning for the library facility and the operational growth of the library, based upon established goals and related performance data, as promulgated by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.  
  • Supervises the cost effective and judicious expenditure of all appropriated town funds, foundation funds, gift monies, state aid awards, and grant monies. Pursues alternative cooperative purchasing options with other Town Departments, with network and system libraries and state contracts. Assures appropriate fiscal monitoring and reporting.  
  • Pursues grant funding from state and federal sources, from foundations and corporate donors to promote, enhance, and create new library services, programs, and collections. Administers grant and foundation funds according to specified guidelines and files all necessary reports within specified time frames.
  • Stays informed of, and insures effective utilization of, all services available from state and library system agencies, and pertinent humanities agencies providing funding and programming resources.

Materials

  • Develops and directs the implementation of the Library's Material Selection Policy and Collection Development Policy and instructs and directs the staff in compliance with same.
  • Selects materials offered to the public. Reads reviews and makes decisions regarding all purchase and weeding of materials.
  • Manages all aspects of emerging technology-related library functions both internal and consortium-related; investigates and recommends to the Board of Trustees technological enhancements to service programs and materials delivery. Oversees technology inventory, warranties, and purchasing of replacement equipment.    
  • Supervises the cataloging and processing of books and other library materials, and all aspects of circulation by library staff members. 

Professional Expectations

  • Keeps informed of professional issues, trends, and attitudes through reading professional and managerial literature, listservs, newsletters, and journals.
  • Maintains affiliations with local, state, and national professional organizations; attends workshops, seminars, and conferences addressing current professional issues, trends and developments. 
  • Attends regular C/WMARS Network meetings, training workshops and oversees implementation of the Network. Attends meetings, workshops, and roundtables of MA Library System and MA Board of Library Commissioners. 
  • Actively supports state and federal legislation designed to aid and enhance library services and development.

Community

  • Promotes library services to the community, including participation in various civic organizations, speaking to groups, and meeting with individuals.  Promotes and publicizes library activities. 
  • Implements and directs the library's community relations and public relations programs, while administering community relations projects for the library. 
  • Plans, prepares, promotes and implements all adult programming.
  • Regularly recruits, schedules and publicizes local artists for rotating art exhibits in library meeting room.
  • Schedules library meeting room usage with local community organizations.
  • Selects museum passes to be purchased and oversees renewals by Friends of the Library.
  • Attends regular meetings of the Friends of the Boxborough Library; prepares a written or oral report, requests support of library programs and services, tracks all funds expended by Friends group.


 

Personnel

  • Recruits, selects, evaluates, promotes, reviews, and disciplines library staff. Encourages continued staff education and professional growth. Develops work schedules and administers personnel policies in accordance with the Town of Boxborough Personnel Administration Plan.  
  • Provides leadership in establishing effective working relationships and communication, ensuring high productivity, and encouraging initiative and creativity. 

 

And performs all other position related duties as required.

 

Recommended Minimum Qualifications

A Master's Degree in Library Science, accredited by the American Library Association, with Massachusetts Board of Library commissioners' certification, as well as five years previous experience in a public library setting, preferably in an administrative position, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires sound knowledge and understanding of local and state statues relating to the operation of a municipal library as well as solid background in personnel, planning, programming, public service, and fiscal management.

 

Job Environment

Work is performed in typical office environment, subject to quiet or moderate noise. The employee is frequently required to make decisions.  The employee is regularly required to sit, talk, and hear. Specific vision abilities include close vision and the ability to focus. The need to assure safety and health of staff and patrons is sometimes highly stressful. The need to respond to competing needs or resolve conflicts is frequently stressful. 

The physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential function of the job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. 

This is a minimum 40 hours per week salaried position as Department Head.

Please send resumes and any supporting documents to jennifertcampbell@hotmail.com.

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Library Director, Acton Memorial Library, Acton, MA

Summary Description: The Acton Memorial Library seeks an engaged innovator with the ability to inspire and lead a seasoned staff, expand access to underserved populations, and nurture the library's existing and potential community relationships. This high-volume facility has an annual circulation of 550,000 a staff of 18 FTEs, and a budget of $1,400,000. The successful candidate will directly, or through delegation manage all aspects of library collections, services, programs, personnel, public relations, physical space and budget. The new library director will be enthusiastic about the changing trends in public libraries and will promote a responsive institutional culture that continually adapts to Acton's diverse community.

 

Minimum Entrance Requirements: ALA-accredited Masters degree in Library Science.  Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work and of the organization and management of public library operations.  Seven years of progressively responsible professional library experience in a fully-automated public library; 5 years supervisory experience (these years may be concurrent with the 7 years of professional public library experience); experience or participation in budget development and management; experience working in a public library consortium; experience in personnel selection and evaluation; experience in library collections management; experience in library marketing and public relations; demonstrated leadership, communications, organizational, technology and public service skills. Must be eligible for professional certification by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners upon appointment.

 

Preferred Qualifications: Experience as a library director or assistant director in a high-volume, mid-size public library; experience in promoting the library as a center for community activities; degree or certificate in public administration or business; experience supervising professional library staff; knowledge of Massachusetts public library certification and reporting standards; experience with trust funds, long range planning, archives, grant writing or policy development; experience with RFID.

 

Salary: Grade I18, ($87,322-$113,936 in 10 steps). Position to be filled on or about July 1, 2018. Please send cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department, Town of Acton,  hr@acton-ma.gov or 472 Main Street, Acton MA 01720. Acton is an EOE Employer.

 

Applications must be received no later than March 14, 2018.

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Executive Director, Mass Humanities, Northampton, MA

Location: currently Northampton, MA but flexible, MA

Mass Humanities is seeking an Executive Director to spearhead public humanities engagement with educational, cultural, government, business, and nonprofit leaders throughout the Commonwealth.

The ideal candidate will be a passionate advocate for the humanities and their relevance to contemporary life, a highly persuasive public communicator, and a proven leader and organizational manager.

To apply in confidence: Please email cover letter and resume to Susan Egmont at Egmont Associates, segmont@egmontassociates.com.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

 

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Museum Director-Curator, Rufus Porter Museum, Bridgton, ME

The Rufus Porter Museum, founded in 2005 located in Bridgton, Maine, is the only museum in the nation dedicated to telling the story of Rufus Porter (1792 - 1884), artist, inventor, and founding publisher of the magazine Scientific American. Now located in the center of the town of Bridgton, the newly established downtown museum campus has become a part of the cultural hub of Main Street. Exhibits are open seasonally to the public from early June through October. The Rufus Porter Museum's mission is "to celebrate the life and times of a remarkably creative American genius who worked throughout Maine, New England and beyond."

The Board of Trustees seeks a Museum Director-Curator to implement the mission in creative ways and further the progress of the Rufus Porter Museum through the expansion of the permanent exhibits on Rufus Porter plus yearly special exhibits, and enhancing programs that will continue to draw diverse visitors and increase membership. The successful candidate will have leadership skills to represent the organization effectively to all stakeholders and the public. He or she will be an experienced and well-organized professional of integrity and dedication who enjoys taking on new challenges and multi-tasking. He or she will have a firm grasp of museum best practices and non-profit management. The position requires proven experience in long-range planning, creative program development, donor stewardship, grant writing, and project management. Responsibilities include leading the museum's daily operations, developing and managing an annual budget, collections management, supervising seasonal volunteers and interns, marketing and advertising, social media and website management and facilities oversight.

Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree is required in a relevant area of study, a minimum of 3 years museum management or related experience. A Master's degree in a related field is preferred. Familiarity with databases such as PastPerfect, DonorSnap, and accounting software like Quickbooks desired. The position is 30 hours a week.

To Apply: Please send resume with cover letter including references and salary requirements to Search Committee at search@rufusportermuseum.org 

Deadline for applications is March 23, 2018. Qualified candidates will be contacted on a rolling basis.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time

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Curatorial / Collections Intern, Rufus Porter Museum Bridgton, ME

The curatorial/collections intern will assist staff with curatorial and collections work, including cataloguing and inventorying the museum's collection. All collected information will be entered into the museum's Past Perfect database. The intern will play an active role in coordinating with the 2018 Guest Curator, Eric Johnson, on the museum's special exhibit, "250 Years: Bridgton in Art and Artifacts." The intern will give tours of the museum, including the special exhibit, assist with public events and programs, learn the management practices of the museum store, and participate in the general operations of the museum now in its new location.

This position offers a hands-on opportunity for an intern to experience working on all aspects of a small museum.

Qualifications: Graduate student or college junior or senior majoring in museum studies, collections care, history, art history or related field of study.

Dates: May 21 - August 11 (flexible dates) 12 weeks, 30 hours per week, $300 per week. Housing stipend available.

To apply: email cover letter, resume and three references (one academic) to director@rufusportermuseum.org 

Applications will be reviewed as received, deadline on April 1. Applicants notified on April 10, 2018.

For more information www.rufusportermuseum.org/employment

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Education Intern, Rufus Porter Museum, Bridgton, ME

The museum education intern will work with the Rufus Porter Museum's (RPM) staff and education committee to plan and run programs that will make connections with the local community.

The focus of these programs will reflect the current emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM). RPM is in a position to share Rufus Porter's life as an example of an individual who excelled in all of these areas and sought to excite others about new ideas. There would be at least four children's programs over the summer, patterned after those held in 2017.

Ideally, the Education Intern would also develop at least one program of his/her own design. The Education Intern will also have an opportunity to work with Stevens Brook Elementary School (within walking distance of the museum) on the innovative and new to Bridgton Camp Invention, a one-week program sponsored by the National Inventor's Hall of Fame.

Qualifications: Graduate student or college junior or senior majoring in education, museum education, or related.

Dates: May 21 - August 21 (flexible dates) 12 weeks at 30 hours a week, $300 per week. Housing stipend available.

To apply: email cover letter, resume and three references (one academic) to director@rufusportermuseum.org 

Closing date April 1.

For more information: www.rufusportermuseum.org/employment

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Summer Intern, Castine Historical Society, Castine, ME

The Castine Historical Society annually offers an paid internship opportunity for a graduate student enrolled in a museum studies, public history, archival science or related Master's degree or Ph.D. program. The Castine area, a beautiful and historically significant town on the coast of Maine, saw millennia of use by Native Americans before European contact and changed hands repeatedly from the outset of the colonial period through the War of 1812. The peninsula's development in the nineteenth and twentieth century represents a microcosm of American commercial and cultural history. The Society occupies two historic buildings on Castine's town common and is a 501(c)(3) membership organization with a paid staff of three and an active volunteer Board of Directors.

The internship is full time (35 hours per week) for 10 weeks in the summer of 2018 with a stipend of $2,800. This internship is designed to provide a graduate level student with service to the history field while he/she gains experience with professional staff in a local history setting.

Program goals, central to the Society's mission, include guiding history walking tours and assisting with collections management. Another component is research and planning for a major exhibition titled Risky Business: Castine Shipping 1820-1870, an interactive exhibit about Castine-built ships transporting cargo around the world. 

In addition, the intern will be included in the regular, day-to- day activities of the Castine Historical Society. Applications are due by Monday, March 20.

To view the full internship description and application instructions, visit http://www.castinehistoricalsociety.org/ or contact Paige Lilly via email at curator@castinehistoricalsociety.org.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $2800

 

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Call for Applications: National Digital Stewardship Residency Art

National Digital Stewardship Residency Art (NDSR Art) is now accepting applications for its second and final cohort. Four candidates will be selected to work on projects related digital stewardship of new media and arts information. Each resident will be assigned to one of the four available projects and corresponding host institutions. The 2018-19 hosts are the Art Institute of Chicago, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, and Small Data Industries. See the Project Description page for qualification requirements and information about each of the four projects.

 

Applicants should specify their top two institutional choices in their application form. Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

 

The deadline for applications is March 16, 2018. Selected residents will be announced in May.

 

This NDSR Art residency runs for 12 months, from July 16, 2018 to July 12, 2019, starting with a week-long training session in Philadelphia. Residents will work full-time, on-site in fully funded positions at their host institutions with opportunities for travel and professional development throughout.

 

This program aims to bridge the gap between existing, well-developed classroom education and the need for more direct professional experience in the field. The mission of the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) is to build a dedicated community of professionals who will advance our nation's capabilities in managing, preserving, and making accessible the digital record of human achievement. We encourage students interested in digital stewardship and cultural heritage to apply.

 

Who May Apply

  • Anyone who has received or will be receiving a master's degree (or higher) between Spring 2016 and Summer 2018 in a field related to digital stewardship will be eligible to apply for the 2018 resident class. If you are receiving your degree after the application deadline, and are selected as a NDSR Art resident, you will need to sign an agreement confirming you will receive your degree prior to the residency start in July 2018 or will relinquish your place in the program.

  • Applicants should be prepared and willing to move to the geographic location of their host institution for a twelve-month period beginning in July 2018.
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States; NDSR Art will not be able to sponsor employment visas

 

For detailed information about the residency and application instructions, please see the NDSR Art website: http://ndsr-pma.arlisna.org/

 

NDSR Art is a partnership of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and ARLIS/NA, made possible with generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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Electronic Access and Discovery Librarian, Mankato Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN

SALARY: Depends on Qualifications

 

OPENING DATE: 02/09/18

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin March 12, 2018 and go until the

position has been filled.

 

POSITION: Tenure-Track (Probationary*)

 

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: August 20, 2018

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Minnesota State University, Mankato Library Services seeks a service-oriented, collaborative, and flexible Electronic Access Librarian. We seek someone who will support the Library Services values of change, collaboration, communication, discovery, inclusivity, professionalism, and respect. The position responsibilities are:

  • Manage electronic resource access, including access to databases, journals, streaming video, and ebooks, primarily through our Electronic Resource Management System, A-Z Journals list, OCLC Worldshare Management System, Ex Libris LMS, and discovery tool
  • Coordinate support and troubleshooting for any technical electronic access issues that arise
  • Oversee the tracking, management, and provision of electronic resource usage statistics and overlap analysis
  • Communicate with team members and other library personnel about electronic access issues
  • Manage projects related to this position
  • Mentor, train, and supervise a library technician
  • Serve as a member of the Technical Services team
  • Participate in committees related to Collections and Journals management
  • Read and interpret license agreements to ensure responsible use

Each library faculty member serves on a team as a subject liaison to one or more disciplines/programs, with responsibility for collection development, library instruction sessions and the development of class and subject guides. Librarians are expected to share in weekend reference responsibilities. As members of the faculty, all librarians are expected to participate in service to the department, college, university, and community, as well as engage in continuing professional development and scholarly activity.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree from an ALA accredited Library and Information Studies program or foreign equivalent (degree conferred on an official transcript by September 30, 2018).
  • Experience with managing access to electronic resources and/or troubleshooting resource access.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment.
  • Strong service orientation.

 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Second subject master's or higher is required within three years of date of appointment.
  • Knowledge of best practices for discoverability and/or web accessibility to library

Resources

  • Experience with:
    • Working in a library (priority given to academic library experience)
    • Creating documentation and reports and generating statistics to assess collections and/or acquisitions plan
    • Working collaboratively as a team member to accomplish common goals and to adapt to rapidly shifting priorities, goals, and deadlines in an evolving environment
  • Ex Libris Alma library management system
  • Providing reference and instruction in an academic library
  • Collection development
  • Mentoring, supervising, or training
  • Developing class and subject guides, such as LibGuides
  • Ability to:
    • Respond to immediate and long-term service needs
    • Manage projects, troubleshoot, and problem-solve in an environment that requires oral and written reports, meeting discussions, and the creation of written documentation
  • Read and interpret license agreements to ensure responsible use
  • Engage in scholarly and professional development activities at the level necessary to meet requirements for tenure and promotion.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Minnesota State University, Mankato is a comprehensive regional university with approximately 15,000 students located 80 miles southwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Memorial Library and the branch Music Library support the curricula with a collection of approximately one million volumes and 1500 current subscriptions, including access to over 200 electronic databases and 60,000 journals. The University is served by 19 library faculty, 24 support staff, 5 graduate assistants and student assistants. For more information, visit the library's home page at http://www.lib.mnsu.edu/. Visit Greater Mankato Growth for additional information about the community: https://www.greatermankato.com/awards-accolades. Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at: http://www.mnsu.edu.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website or directly at: http://www.mnsu.edu/hr/vacancy/jobopp.html. A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three (3) references
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Search Committee - EA Librarian Library Services

Minnesota State University, Mankato

PO Box 8419

Mankato, MN 56002-8419

Phone: 507-389-5952

TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711

Fax: 507-389-5155

E-mail: jessica.schomberg@mnsu.edu

*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at: http://www.mnsu.edu/hr/bargaining.html.

 

NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MN State's vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

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Assistant Circulation Desk Specialist, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

University of New Hampshire

Durham, NH

Assistant Circulation Desk Specialist


The UNH Library seeks a flexible and creative individual as our Assistant Circulation Desk Specialist. This position is responsible for a variety of duties in the Circulation Unit of the Academic and Community Engagement division. If you have experience with supervision and leading projects and want to contribute to our excellent patron service, participate in problem-solving opportunities, engage directly with students, researchers, and scholars in a fast-paced, rewarding, environment in the heart of the UNH Durham campus and community, please visit http://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/28450 to apply.

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Research & Instruction Librarian, Warren Hunting Smith Library, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY

Research and Instruction Librarian
Warren Hunting Smith Library
Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs

SUMMARY:
The Librarian participates in the full range of unit responsibilities, including research desk service and individual research consultation (with some evening and weekend rotation), information literacy instruction, collection development, and liaison functions to academic departments and programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provision of research services, with participation in a night and weekend rotation
  • Teaching both general and course-specific information literacy sessions
  • Participation in the development and maintenance of the Library's print and on-line guides
  • Participation in a robust collection development scheme for the reference collection and other assigned subject areas
  • Serve as liaison to a select number of departments and programs
  • May be asked to develop an area of specialization, depending on interests, expertise and unit needs
  • Contributes to the Library's efforts to continuously improve service


QUALIFICATIONS:
M.L.S. from A.L.A. accredited institution; demonstrated knowledge of information resources in all formats; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability and commitment to work effectively and creatively as part of a team.

Experience in an academic library preferred. Familiarity with Springshare's suite of LibApps a plus. Consideration will be given to candidates who have completed an ACRL Immersion program.

OTHER INFORMATION:
This is a full-time, 12-month, benefits-eligible administrative salaried position. The salary is competitive and is negotiable depending on the strength of qualifications. The benefit package includes but is not limited to: 20 days of vacation each year; 10 paid holidays; medical, dental, and vision insurances; long-term disability coverage; life insurance; and retirement benefits. This position is not all-inclusive, as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume and the names with contact information of at least three (3) professional references to our application service, Interfolio https://apply.interfolio.com/48600.

If you have any questions about using Interfolio, please send to ferran@hws.edu.

EOE

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Systems Librarian, Warren Hunting Smith Library, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY

Systems Librarian
Warren Hunting Smith Library
Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs

SUMMARY:
Hobart and William Smith Colleges' Warren Hunting Smith Library seeks to fill the position of Systems Librarian in its Collection Services Unit. The successful candidate will be a creative and motivated individual with a strong commitment to exploring and facilitating the use of technology in service to teaching and scholarship. This position will participate in a broad range of library activities, including the assessment, development and coordination of library services; web tools and tutorials; and the identification and selection of technologies that will contribute to the richness of the Library's services and collections. This position offers the unique opportunity to join a team of librarians serving an engaged community in a collaborative environment.

HWS is a great place to work and to shape lives of consequence. Founded as Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women, Hobart and William Smith Colleges today are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution with a single administration, faculty and curriculum but separate deans offices, student governments, athletic programs and traditions. The Colleges are located in a small diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. With an enrollment of approximately 2,300, the Colleges offer 62 different majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program. Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges' mission.

This position reports to the Associate Librarian for Collection Services, and leads the Library's implementation of a range of information systems. Responsibilities include the Library's integrated management system, the Library's web presence and various online tools and collections. Additionally, this position collaborates with other library staff to enhance and develop the delivery of content and services, and acts as a liaison to other academic support units on campus concerning the integration of library content and services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Coordinate the maintenance of discovery systems and content (e.g. Alma, LibGuides, etc.)
  • Maintain access to the library systems; including management of user records, IDs, and passwords.
  • Integrate and maintain library systems with campus and consortia partners (e.g. PeopleSoft, IDS, RapidILL, etc.)
  • Facilitate reporting from various systems and the extraction and manipulation of data for use by various systems.
  • Provide support to staff in use/maintenance of deployed information services, and maintain local documentation.
  • Coordinate the ongoing assessment and evaluation of information systems.
  • Participate in the identification, selection, design and implementation of new information services.
  • Act as a liaison for the Library with campus and consortia constituencies.
  • Responsible for maintaining vendor relationships and contracts.
  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS:

Required Knowledge, Skills, Experience:

  • M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent via education and/or work experience.
  • Experience working with an integrated library system.
  • Experience delivering digital services in an academic or comparable setting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of database design, web authoring tools, structured markup and common scripting languages.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies, and stay current with technical developments.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


Desired Knowledge, Skills, Experience:

  • Familiarity with multiple OSs; and applicable system administration tasks.
  • Familiarity with basic networking technologies/topologies.
  • Demonstrated experience managing projects, and developing collaborative partnerships.
  • Experience with Alma, Illiad and Springshare products.


OTHER INFORMATION:
This is a full-time, 12-month, benefits-eligible administrative salaried position. Some evenings and weekends may be required. The salary is competitive and is negotiable depending on the strength of qualifications. The benefit package includes but is not limited to: 20 days of vacation each year; 10 paid holidays; medical, dental, and vision insurances; long-term disability coverage; life insurance; and retirement benefits. This position is not all-inclusive, as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume/C.V. and the names with contact information of at least three (3) professional references to our application service, Interfolio https://apply.interfolio.com/48712.

If you have any questions about using Interfolio, please send to ferran@hws.edu.

EOE

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

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. 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. This project will include a service learning component that fosters a connection between the librarian, the library, and the local community. 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

 

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:

  •  ALA-accredited Master's in Library/Information Science;
  • Demonstrated interest in library pedagogy, digital literacy, and 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 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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Special Collections Librarian, Nelson Poynter Memorial Library, University of South Florida St. Petersburg, Petersburg, FL

Special Collections Librarian

The Nelson Poynter Memorial Library at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented Special Collections Librarian to manage and provide oversight for the special collections and university archives. This is a full-time library faculty position (12-month appointment), with professional responsibilities in librarianship, service, and scholarship. The Special Collections Librarian will promote a positive work environment, communicate effectively, and collaborate with library and faculty colleagues as well as with external partners and donors to advance library goals and initiatives.

Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the Special Collections Librarian oversees activities related to organization, development, preservation, and outreach activities for the special collections and archives. She/he will remain well-informed about trends in the areas of special collections, archives, and scholarly publishing. 

Key responsibility areas include:

  • Building, organizing, and creating access tools for special collections, including Digital USFSP,
  • Establishing appropriate practices and procedures for collection acquisition, preservation, and security,
  • Developing and maintaining excellent donor relations and records, throughout the life cycle of the gift process,
  • Serving as an instruction and collection development liaison with assigned academic departments,
  • Fulfilling assigned reference and instruction responsibilities,
  • Providing outreach to the regional community and engaging in external projects as appropriate,
  • Participating in research & service, and
  • Supervising special collections staff, interns, student employees, and volunteers.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent
  • 3-5 years of relevant library/archives experience
  • Experience with a digital archive
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current archival standards, practices, and technologies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of collection management
  • Commitment to support and contribute to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An additional graduate degree, preferably in history
  • Advanced coursework in archival management
  • Research and professional service accomplishments that meet expectations for candidate to earn rank of associate librarian in accordance with Promotion Guidelines for Librarians at USFSP
  • Demonstrated experience with Digital Commons & SelectedWorks (bepress)
  • Teaching experience and familiarity with online instruction and/or library research guides
  • A strong user-centered focus and genuine interest in the special collections/archives research community
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively on teams
  • Outreach experience developing working partnerships with external partners
  • Research publications and presentations at the national, state, university, or departmental level

 

Start Date: July 1, 2018

Review of applications will begin March 1st. Position is open until filled.

USFSP is an EO/Equal Access Institution.  Welcoming...Diverse...Inclusive

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  1. Select the below link to access our careers site.
  2. Sign In to access your account or if you are not an existing user select the New User link to create one.
  3. Review the job description and select the Apply button to begin your application.


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If you are a current employee of our organization please use the following link instead:
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Start Date: July 1, 2018

Review of applications will begin March 1st. Position is open until filled.

USFSP is an EO/Equal Access Institution

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Alhfam Archives Internship, Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA

Old Sturbridge Village seeks a college student or recent graduate interested in gaining direct hands on experience archiving the records of the Association of Living History, Farm, and Agriculture Museums (ALHFAM).

The intern will help preserve, arrange, describe, and catalog the collection, and develop finding aids. Orientation to the museum and archives will be provided. The intern will also have the opportunity to experience the working of New England's largest outdoor living history museum. This is a two day a week internship.

For more information about this internship please go to the Old Sturbridge Village website and visit https://www.osv.org/content/college-interns.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: $1,000.00

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Art Museum Advisory Board Fellow, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA

The Art Museum Advisory Board of the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum sponsors a full-time fellowship position to afford a recent college graduate an opportunity for valuable training in the museum field. This position is hourly with benefits starting July 1, 2018 and may be extended for a second year. Reporting to the Associate Curator and the Associate Curator of Visual and Material Culture, the Fellow will have a range of duties and projects in curatorial, exhibitions, education, collections management, and museum administration designed to develop their skills and experience with the functions of an academic museum while supporting the daily operations of MHCAM.

 
Qualifications include: a BA in art history, history, or a related field; individuals with MAs will also be considered. Excellent writing, research, and communication skills; experience with database management, social media platforms, Adobe Creative Suite software, and an ability to work for extended periods at a computer; as well as good manual dexterity for handling art objects. The successful candidate will have a strong academic record and keen organizational skills. The capacity to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced and dynamic environment is essential.
 
Applications are due March 11, 2018. Interested applicants should submit the following materials: a one-page letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing sample (max. five pages), academic transcript, and names of three references with contact information. After a review of the applications, the top candidates will be interviewed by Museum staff in late March and the decision will be made by mid-April.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Director, Sullivan Museum & History Center, Norwich University, Northfield, VT

Under the general supervision of the Chief Librarian & Curator of University Collections, the Museum Director provides leadership, coordination, oversight, and vision for the operations of the Sullivan Museum and History Center, fostering a positive, high-service, and innovative culture now and in future university initiatives.

  • Directs museum operations, including development, education, programming, finance, internal and external communications, strategic planning, and staffing.
  • Implements a collections management policy, including acquisitions, deaccessioning, conservation and contingency planning for the maintenance and preservation of the museum's holdings.
  • Plans, achieves and maintains the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) accreditation.
  • Cultivates collaborative relationships with museum donors, alumni, faculty, staff, students and volunteers.
  • Directs public relations and marketing initiatives including effective communications plans.
  • Oversees the museum budgets and grant disbursements.
  • Manages, secures and maintains the property and facilities of the museum.
  • Manages and leads full- and part-time staff, volunteers, and consultants.

Requirements: A graduate degree in museum studies, history, or related field. Seven or more years of museum experience, preferably in and academic setting. Must have a thorough knowledge of professional museum principles and practices. Knowledge of and interest in American history, including military history. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills. Experience in exhibition development, instructional initiatives, and program planning. Staff and volunteer management skills.

All candidates must be a US Citizen/Permanent Resident legally eligible to work in the US without sponsorship now or in the future. Submit a cover letter, resume, and Norwich application: https://norwich.interviewexchange.com 

Application deadline: March 16, 2018.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Administrative Associate, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, ME

With the mission to inspire new learning about the Wabanaki Nations with every visit, the Abbe Museum is a decolonizing museum, offering changing exhibitions and a robust programming schedule for all ages, welcoming 30,000 visitors each year on Mount Desert Island, Maine, home of Acadia National Park. Wabanaki people are engaged in all aspects of the Museum, from curatorial roles to policy-making.

The Administrative Associate provides administrative support for the daily operations of the Abbe Museum and maintains a smooth office environment. The Administrative Associate demonstrates the highest professional standards of discretion and clear, unafraid, proactive communication skills. Independent judgment, decision-making authority and common sense are essential pre-rerequisites of the job. This individual will also have the highest standards of integrity, be outgoing, self-starting, well organized, tactful, detail-oriented, innovative and capable of working under pressure and meeting deadlines. The successful candidate will also be an energetic, mature, and experienced professional who can work effectively among a small, professional team.This is a part-time, hourly position reporting to the President/CEO with potential for a full-time schedule in six to twelve months.

The full job description may be found here: https://www.abbemuseum.org/work-at-the-abbe/.

After reading the full job description, please email a cover letter, resume or CV, and contact information for three references to cinnamon@abbemuseum.org.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: $16.00 to $18.00/hour

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Richard M. Scaife Director/Ceo, Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, PA

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, PA, 35 miles from Pittsburgh, seeks an experienced and visionary leader who will create and implement a compelling and sustainable vision for its future, taking a financially stable, ambitious, respected institution to new levels of prominence and growth. Interest, determination and ability to meet this challenge are required. Westmoreland's 2015 dramatic new east wing brings the Museum to 43,000 sf with a highly regarded collection of 3,400 paintings, sculptures and other objects of American art now expanding into the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The Westmoreland Museum of American Art is AAM accredited and an AAMD member, and operates debt-free with a budget of $2.5 to $3 million, a talented 42 person full- and part-time staff and a dedicated 19-member Board of Trustees.

Ten years of senior level museum experience is preferred including curatorial, staff management, financial administration and fundraising; advanced degree preferably in American art history, culture, and/or history.

Position's priorities include addressing key strategic plan goals: audience growth, Diversity+Inclusion and long-term financial stability. Positive outlook, self-awareness and sense of humor desired.

Position description is at www.opportunityresources.net under "Clients/Active Searches".

Send letter of interest and resume in confidence by email to search team: Freda Mindlin and Nancy Kaufman, Opportunity Resources Inc. search@opportunityresources.net

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Call for Papers: IFLA Conference

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Subject Analysis and Access Section's (SAA) Open Session at the 84th IFLA General Conference and Assembly - 2018 IFLA WLIC, 24-30 August 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The session's theme is "Transforming Libraries via Automatic Indexing: The Impact on Metadata Creation, Discovery, and Staffing Decisions"

 

We are seeking papers that highlight innovative and effective ways of using automated processes for indexing, including the use of knowledge organization systems in automatic indexing, and the implications of automatic indexing. 

Topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • New opportunities to transform library indexing via automated/machine processes
  • Use of automatic indexing in metadata creation
  • Impact of automatic indexing on discovery
  • Lessons learned from automatic indexing projects
  • Use of knowledge organization systems (controlled vocabularies, taxonomies, classification systems) in automated indexing processes
  • Impact of automatic indexing on staffing considerations
  • Decision points for when to implement automatic indexing or more intensive subject analysis
  • Societal and ethical issues of automatic indexing

Full details are available at https://2018.ifla.org/cfp-calls/subject-analysis-and-access-section

 

Proposals are due 20 February 2018 and should include:

  • Title of proposed presentation
  • Presenter(s) name, position and affiliation, email address, and biographical note (50 words)
  • An indication of the sub-theme the abstract addresses
  • An abstract in English (500 words)

Proposals should be submitted via email in a MS Word attachment to:

Athena Salaba
Chair, Program Committee
Associate Professor, School of Information 
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA
Email: 
asalaba@kent.edu

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Instructional Outreach Librarian, Binghamton University (SUNY), Binghamton, NY

The Binghamton University Libraries seeks an outgoing, energetic Instructional Outreach Librarian to support student success. In addition to providing instruction and reference services, the Instructional Outreach Librarian will have the opportunity to expand the Libraries' social media presence and increase engagement with the University community.
An ALA-accredited MLS degree (received by time of appointment) and experience providing library instruction are required. This is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position. See the full job description here: http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=94413.
Binghamton University Libraries is a collaborative environment that offers great opportunities for growth, and we encourage you to consider joining our team! Find out more about being a part of the Binghamton University community at https://www.binghamton.edu/about/at-a-glance.html or view https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxyDEtg93QU.
Review of applications will begin on March 12, 2018 and continue until filled. For full qualifications, application instructions, and additional information, visit http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=94413. The State University of New York and Binghamton University are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

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Electronic Records & Digital Preservation Archivist, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, WI

The Wisconsin Historical Society is recruiting for an Electronic Records & Digital Preservation Archivist to join the Government Information team.

 

Information about the position and how to apply can be found here: http://wisc.jobs/public/job_view.asp?annoid=94114&jobid=93628&org=245&class=57200&index=true

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Lecturer, History, UMass Boston, Boston, MA

For more information, click here: https://umb.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=94345&CNTRNO=0&TSTMP=1518467986119

The University of Massachusetts Boston History Department is seeking an experienced archivist for the position of Lecturer in History and Director of the Archives Track, an important component of our History MA program. We are looking for an engaged and experienced Archives professional with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience to help develop the Archives program as a part of our broader graduate curriculum. Primary duties include supervising student internships, advising Archives Track students, guiding student capstone projects, recruiting prospective students, teaching one graduate course in the Archives track curriculum each semester, promoting the program regionally and nationally, recruiting adjunct faculty to teach in the program, and collaborating with our Public History Track, the University Archives and Special Collections department in the Healey Library, and community partners.

Requirements:

Applicants must possess at least the terminal degree in the Archives field, either an MA in Archives or master's degree in library science with archives concentration, or must have an appropriate equivalent degree and/or well documented equivalent experience. An advanced degree in History is a significant plus. Teaching experience is strongly preferred. Candidates must be committed to collaborating with community groups and community-based archives and possess significant experience in this area. 

The University of Massachusetts Boston is committed to providing a safe and secure environment that is supported by qualified employees for all of its students, faculty and staff to carry out the University's teaching, research and public service missions.  As a condition of employment, the University will conduct appropriate background check reviews.  For more information, please see the University of Massachusetts Boston campus policy and procedures for employee background reviews:

https://hr.umb.edu/uploads/documents/Background_Check_Policy_october_2015_FINAL_revised_9_16_15.pdf

The position will begin September 1, 2018. Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three letters of recommendation online. Consideration of applications will begin March 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Please address any specific questions to Professor Vincent Cannato, the History Department's Graduate Program Director, at Vincent.cannato@umb.edu. UMass Boston is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, persons of color, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans.


Application Instructions:

The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information. In addition to federal law requirements, the University of Massachusetts Boston complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

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Student Diversity and Inclusion Internship Program, Congressional Research Service, Washington DC

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), a service unit of the Library of Congress, is recruiting for its 2018 Student Diversity and Inclusion Internship Program (SDIIP) and would like to invite students of underrepresented groups affiliated with your University to apply.  Our staff is comprised of nationally-recognized experts and professionals in a broad range of subjects and disciplines, including law, economics, foreign affairs, the physical and behavioral sciences, environmental science, public administration, the social sciences, library and information science, information technology and finance. 

 

The internships are paid opportunities in Washington, D.C. for a period up to 10 weeks during the summer. Working in one of our research or administrative areas, interns will have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the mission of the agency which is:  To serve the United States Congress throughout the legislative process by providing comprehensive and reliable legislative research and analysis that are timely, objective, authoritative and confidential, thereby contributing to an informed national legislature.

 

U.S. Citizenship is required. For more information about the program, please contact Eliamelisa Gonzalez at egonzalez@crs.loc.gov or (202) 707-6399

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Librarian, UHM Library Services, Manoa, HI

Title: Librarian II (Archivist for University Records)

Position Number: 0083582

Hiring Unit: UHM Library Services

Location: Mānoa, Hamilton Lib, Univ Archives & Manuscripts Department

Date Posted: February 05, 2018

Closing Date: Continuous - application review begins March 12, 2018

Salary Information: Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Monthly Type: 11 Month

Tenure Track: Tenure

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Temporary/Permanent: Permanent

Funding: General

Other Conditions: To begin approximately July 2018, pending position clearance and/or availability of funding.

 

The University Archives & Manuscripts Department of the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Library provides primary source material for research to the students, faculty, and staff of the Mānoa campus, campuses within the university system, and national and international researchers. The holdings include non-circulating materials related to the management of the University of Hawai'i System as well as manuscript collections such as the Hawai'i Congressional Papers Collection, Hawai'i War Records Depository, and Japanese American Veterans Collection.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

The University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Library seeks an innovative and dynamic individual to join the University Archives & Manuscripts Department. Working in coordination with the rest of the Department, the Archivist will:

  1. Hold responsibility for the selection, appraisal, processing, and promotion of the administrative records and faculty and student papers that comprise the collections of the University Archives.
  2. Coordinate backlog processing projects to retrospectively accession, arrange, and describe 'hidden' University Archives collections, preparing finding aids based on local and national standards (EAD and DACS), and contribute to standardizing processing practices across Library collections.
  3. Participate in public service hours in the University Archives and Manuscripts' Moir Reading Room as well as fulfilling internal and external reference requests.
  4. Work with other members of the University Archives & Manuscripts Department to develop and coordinate instruction and outreach services to the University and greater Hawai'i community.
  5. Work closely with university offices, faculty, alumni/ae, and other donors to identify, appraise, and acquire materials of research interest.
  6. Work alongside faculty and staff across departments to provide content management for the Library's open-source archive software.
  7. Collaborate across departments in planning, evaluating, and implementing digital preservation policies based on best practices with emphasis on capturing/creating metadata and identifying analog materials throughout the Library's archive and manuscript collections for reformatting to digital and/or migration to more stable media.
  8. Write grants or participate in other fund-raising activities in support of the University Archives & Manuscripts collections.
  9. Work with department faculty to maintain and update the University Archives & Manuscripts' web page and blog content.
  10. Librarians have faculty status and must meet requirements for tenure and promotion including professional development, research, and service.

 

Minimum Qualifications 

  1. ALA accredited MLS or international equivalent.

 

Desirable Qualifications

  1. At least 6 months of experience arranging and describing institutional records.
  2. Ability to initiate and design projects and bring them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.
  3. Ability to work effectively, independently, and collaboratively with faculty and with administrative, professional, and support staff in a diverse and dynamic academic community.
  4. Ability to work effectively with creators of institutional records.
  5. Evidence of strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to think critically.
  6. Familiarity with an archival collection management system (such as ArchivesSpace).
  7. Familiarity with current U.S. metadata content and structure standards relevant to archival control, notably DACS and EAD.
  8. Familiarity with the processing, preserving, and providing access to born-digital records.
  9. Familiarity with providing reference service.
  10. Ability to train and supervise temporary, part-time, student, or volunteer assistants.
  11. Familiarity with providing outreach at cultural heritage institutions.

 

To Apply:

Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, names, contact information (including e-mail addresses) of at least 3 professional references, resume and transcripts of graduate degrees (copies acceptable; however, originals will be required upon hire) to Human Resources Specialist. Applications may also be submitted by e-mail at library@hawaii.edu. Interviewees will be expected to make a presentation to library faculty and staff as part of the screening process. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Address:

Human Resources Specialist

University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Library

2550 McCarthy Mall

Honolulu, HI 96822

 

Inquiries:

 

808-956-7207

 

For complete posting go to: workatuh.hawaii.edu/Jobs/NAdvert/28314/4749027/1/... 

 

The University of Hawaiʻi is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.

 

Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.

 In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, annual campus crime statistics for the University of Hawai'i may be viewed at: ope.ed.gov/security, or a paper copy may be obtained upon request from the respective UH Campus Security or Administrative Services Office.

 

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Society of Georgia Archivists 2018 Carroll Hart Scholarship, Middle Georgia Regional Library, Macon, GA

Society of Georgia Archivists 2018 Carroll Hart Scholarship 

The Society of Georgia Archivists awards a scholarship for attendance at the Georgia Archives Institute held each summer in Atlanta. The purpose of the scholarship is to enhance archival education and membership. The scholarship is named for Carroll Hart, former director of the Georgia Department of Archives and History, founding member of the Society of Georgia Archivists, and founder of the Georgia Archives Institute.

 

The scholarship will cover an amount equal to the noncredit tuition for the Institute not to exceed $500, and one year membership in the Society of Georgia Archivists. Please note that individuals must visit the website separately for applying to the Georgia Archives Institute (Georgia Archives Institute) and pay the application fee. After attending, the recipient will submit a brief article on their experience for use in the SGA Newsletter.

 

For more information on eligibility or how to apply, please visit the: soga.wildapricot.org/scholarships/hart

 

Applications for this Scholarship are due March 2.

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Cataloger, LAC Federal, Washington DC or Virtual

LAC Federal is seeking experienced Catalogers to provide high quality original cataloging for a major Federal Library in the Washington, DC Metro Area. Work may be done on-site at the government's facility or virtually. This is a long term, full-time contract (40 hour a week; Monday - Friday) benefited position.

Responsibilities:

  • Create PCC BIBCO-level catalog records of English language material in all subject areas that are compliance with RDA standards
  • Analyze materials to appropriately identify access points
  • Assign subject headings using Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Classify material according the Library of Congress Classification system
  • Perform authority control of all headings used in access points
  • Create or update name authority records in the LC/NACO Name Authority File
  • Make recommendations regarding new Library of Congress Subject Headings and/or classification numbers


Qualifications

  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution
  • 5+ years of original cataloging experience in an academic or large special library
  • Expert knowledge of RDA, LCSH, LCC, MARC21 and other standards used in cataloging monographic materials
  • Proven experience with any/all of these LC classifications
  • D
  • E
  • F
  • G
  • H
  • J
  • P
  • Z
  • Demonstrated history of BIBCO level cataloging
  • Thorough knowledge and experience in cataloging workflows
  • Strong computer skills related to downloading, installing and using specialized software from OCLC and LC
  • Understanding of item based workflow and requirement to create high level bibliographic and/or NACO records in a minimal amount of time
  • Familiarity with OCLC's Connexion, Cataloger's Desktop and the RDA Toolkit
  • Knowledge of NACO procedures
  • Strong computer & analytical skills
  • Ability to work in a virtual environment
  • Excellent command of English
  • High attention to detail



To apply, visit: https://goo.gl/Gy2s9M

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Call for Papers: ICDIM 2018

Thirteenth International Conference on Digital Information Management
(ICDIM 2018)
September 24-26, 2018
Berlin, Germany
http://www.icdim.org
Technically Co-sponsored by IEEE Technology and Engineering Management
Society

Following the successful earlier conferences at Bangalore (2006), Lyon (2007), London (2008), Michigan (2009) , Thunder Bay (2010), Melbourne (2011), Macau (2012), Islamabad (2013), Thailand (2014) Republic of Korea (2015) Porto (2016) and Japan (2017), the Thirteenth event is being organized at Berline, Germany in 2018. The International Conference on Digital Information Management is a multidisciplinary conference on digital information management, science and technology. The principal aim of this conference is to bring people in academia, research laboratories and industry together, and offer a collaborative platform to address the emerging issues and solutions in digital information science and technology.

Digital Information technologies are gaining maturity and rapid momentum in adoption across disciplines. The digital community is producing new ways of using digital information technologies for integrating and making sense out of various data ranging from real/live streams and simulations to analytics data analysis, in support of mining of knowledge. The conference will feature original research and industrial papers on the theory, design, and implementation of digital information systems, as well as demonstrations, tutorials, workshops and industrial presentations.

The Thirteenth International Conference on Digital Information Management will be held during September 24-26, 2018 at Berlin, Germany.

The topics in ICDIM 2018 include but are not confined to the following areas.

Information Retrieval
Data Grids, Data and Information Quality
Big Data Management
Data Warehouses and Data Mining
Web Mining including Web Intelligence and Web 3.0
E-Learning, eCommerce, e-Business and e-Government
Natural Language Processing
XML and other extensible languages
Web Metrics and its applications
Enterprise Computing
Semantic Web, Ontologies and Rules
Human-Computer Interaction
Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Systems
Knowledge Management
Ubiquitous Systems
Peer to Peer Data Management
Interoperability
Mobile Data Management
Data Models for Production Systems and Services
Data Exchange issues and Supply Chain
Data Life Cycle in Products and Processes
Case Studies on Data Management, Monitoring and Analysis
Security and Access Control
Information Content Security
Mobile, Ad Hoc and Sensor Network Security
Distributed information systems
Information visualization
Web services
Quality of Service Issues
Multimedia and Interactive Multimedia
Image Analysis and Image Processing
Video Search and Video Mining
Cloud Computing
Intelligence Systems
Artificial Intelligence Applications

SUBMISSIONS AT http://www.icdim.org/submission.html


Important Dates
Full Paper Submission: July 08, 2018
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: August 08, 2018
Registration: September 10, 2018
Camera Ready: September 10, 2018
Workshops/Tutorials/Demos: September 13, 2017
Main conference September: 24-26, 2018
SUBMISSIONS AT http://www.icdim.org/submission.html

Program Committee
General Chair
Stefan Covaci, Technische University at Berlin, Germany
Thomas Jell, Siemens, Germany

Program Chairs
Pit Pichappan, Digital Information Research Labs, India & UK
Simon Fong, University of Macau, Macau
Yao-Liang Chung, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan

Co-Chairs
Manabu Ohta, Okayama University, Japan
Robert Bierwolf, IEEE TEMS, Netherlands
Feliz Lustenberger, Espros Photonics Corporation, Switzerland

SUBMISSIONS AT http://www.icdim.org/submission.html
Contact: conference at icdim.org

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Call for Papers: Second International Conference on Green Computing and Internet of Things

Global Academy of Technology, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Conference Date: 16-18 August 2018

*Submission Deadline: 2 May 2018*

Conference website: http://gciot-conference.org/2018/

We have attached the call for paper for your ready reference.

Prospective authors are invited to submit soliciting, original, previously unpublished and high quality research papers addressing research challenges and advances. Submitted papers will undergo a peer-review process, coordinated by the Program Committee. All accepted and presented papers are eligible for submission to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library and SCOPUS
INDEXED Journals.
IEEE ISBN: 978-1-5386-5657-0;
IEEE Part No.: CFP18C35-ART
IEEE Conference Record No.: #44090;

For any enquiries or if you have any proposal please contact: chair@gciot-
conference.org & secretariat@gciot-conference.org <+secretariat@gciot-conference.org>

P.S. We have clearly mentioned the subject lines and your email address won't be misleading in any form. We have found your mail address through our own efforts on the web search and not through any illegal way. If you wish to remove your information from our mailing list or no longer receive future announcements, please email with REMOVE in subject. Your request to opt-out will be effective within a reasonable amount of time.

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Call for Submissions: International Conference on Music Information Retrieval

The 19th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR 2018 <http://ismir2018.ismir.net/>) will be held in Paris, France, from September 23-27, 2018.


The annual conference of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR) is the world's leading research forum on processing, analyzing, searching, organizing and accessing music-related data. Music becomes music after being processed by the human mind and each person perceives the music in a different and complex way. Therefore, this conference embraces the complexity and diversity of music by showcasing ideas and applications that aim to enhance the way in which we interact with music.

Music Information Retrieval (MIR) is a truly interdisciplinary area, involving researchers, developers, educators, librarians, students and professionals from the disciplines of musicology, cognitive science, library and information science, computer science, electrical engineering and many others. Therefore, like previous ISMIR editions, ISMIR 2018 will provide a venue for the exchange of ideas, issues, results and perspectives among the different profiles of people working with music and computing in a broad sense. ISMIR 2018 will cover the entire area of MIR, providing ample room for diversity and new developments.

We are accepting submissions for:

  • Conference Papers
  • Tutorials
  • Late-breaking Papers & Demos
  • Exhibition of Installation using Interactive Machine-Learning for Music



Topics of Interest include but are not limited to:

  • MIR data and fundamentals
  • music signal processing
  • symbolic music processing
  • metadata, tags, linked data, and semantic web
  • lyrics and other textual data, web mining, and natural language processing
  • multimodality



Domain knowledge:

  • representations of music
  •  music acoustics
  • computational music theory and musicology
  • cognitive MIR
  • machine learning/artificial intelligence for music



Methodology and impact:

  • corpus creation
  • annotation methodology
  • evaluation methodology
  • legal issues
  • ethical issues



Musical features and properties:

  • melody and motives
  • harmony, chords and tonality
  • rhythm, beat, tempo
  • structure, segmentation and form
  • timbre, instrumentation and voice
  • musical style and genre
  • musical affect, emotion and mood
  • expression and performative aspects of music


Music processing:

  • sound source separation
  • music transcription and annotation
  • optical music recognition
  • alignment, synchronization and score following
  • music summarization
  • music synthesis and transformation
  • fingerprinting
  • automatic classification
  • indexing and querying
  • pattern matching and detection
  • similarity metrics




User-centered MIR:

  • user behavior and modeling
  • human-computer interaction
  • user-centered evaluation



Applications:

  • digital libraries and archives
  • music retrieval systems
  • music recommendation and playlist generation
  • music and health, well-being and therapy
  • music training and education
  • music composition, performance and production
  • gaming
  • business and marketing



Scientific Program Notes:

All papers will go through a double-blind review. Each paper will be assigned at least three reviewers per submission. All accepted papers will be presented at ISMIR 2018 as either a poster or an oral presentation. The Program Committee will determine which submissions will be presented orally and which will be presented as posters; this determination will not be based on the relevance or potential impact of the papers, but rather on the content and the best method to reach each paper's intended audience. Each paper may have a maximum of six pages of scientific content (including figures and possible references) and one additional page which may only contain references.


Xiao Hu, PhD
Faculty of Education
The University of Hong Kong
Room 329, Hui Oi-Chow Science Building
Tel: 22194722
Email: xiaoxhu@hku.hk

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Call for Papers: Information Discovery and Delivery

Information Discovery and Delivery aims to cover information discovery and access for digital information researchers. This includes educators, knowledge professionals in education and cultural organizations, knowledge managers in media, health care and government, as well as librarians. The journal publishes research and practice which explores the digital information supply chain ie transport, flows, tracking, exchange and sharing, including within and between libraries. It is also interested in digital information capture, packaging and storage by "collectors" of all kinds.

Information is widely defined, including but not limited to:

  • Records
  • Documents
  • Learning objects
  • Visual and sound files
  • Data and metadata and
  • User-generated content (social media data analytics, big data, data mining, etc).


The journal is also looking for quality papers on the following specific themes:

  • Information aggregation and fusion
  • Perspectives on medical information
  • Image discovery and delivery
  • Managing Big Online/Social Media Data
  • Query log analysis
  • Disciplinary information discovery and delivery services (i.e., medical, legal, business, educational)
  • Emerging applications and systems for information discovery and delivery


Further enquiries can be directed to Dr. Wu He (whe@odu.edu) at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA.

The journal website is at http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=idd

To submit your paper, please go to the journal website at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/idd

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International Summer Seminars, UNC-Chapel Hill, Multiple Locations

Join the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at UNC-Chapel Hill in Prague, London, or Dublin and Berlin during summer 2018! Look behind the scenes at libraries throughout England or the Czech Republic, or explore the inner workings of global corporations and start-ups in Germany and Ireland. Registration deadline is March 1, 2018.

All seminars are available for 3 hours of credit from UNC SILS. Our seminars are open to UNC undergraduate and graduate students (also non-UNC graduate students), as well as practicing professionals. Participants generally have evenings and weekends free to explore on their own. Click the links below to learn more or visit sils.unc.edu/programs/international

 

Prague Seminar
Prague offers lectures and tours related to librarianship in a country that deals with a history of monarchy, empire, Communism, and the meeting of east and west. Participants experience firsthand how the democratization of the Czech Republic, formerly a communist state, has affected the accessibility of information. The program is offered in partnership with Charles University. 
May 20 - June 2, 2018

 

Dublin/Berlin Seminar
Our only multi-city seminar focuses on the ways information gathering, dissemination, privacy, and security affect business. By participating in business visits, students will closely examine the juxtaposition between multinational tech companies and the entrepreneurial start-up scene. The program provides ample time for networking and serves as an excellent avenue for career exploration.

May 28 - June 12, 2018

 

London Seminar
This program offers an opportunity to gain an in-depth view of libraries and librarianship in Great Britain. Lectures and site visits will be arranged by the faculty of University College London's (UCL's) Department of Information Studies, the largest and one of the most highly ranked LIS Schools in the United Kingdom. The seminar includes tours of cultural heritage institutions in England.

May 20 - June 2, 2018

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Call for Applications: LEADS-4-NDP Fellowship Project

LIS Education and Data Science-4-the National Digital Platform (LEADS-4-NDP) 

 

Accepting applications now for LEADS-4-NDP Fellowship Project, Summer 2018 (https://cci.drexel.edu/mrc/leads-4-ndp-application/)

 

Drexel University's College of Computing and Informatics (CCI), the Metadata Research Center, and project partners invite doctoral students to participate in the LIS Education and Data Science-4-the National Digital Platform (LEADS-4-NDP) program and become LEADS Fellows.

 

LEADS Fellowship partners include: California Digital Library, University of California, Office of the President; Digital Curation Innovation Center (DCIC), University of Maryland's iSchool; Digital Public Library of America (DPLA); Digital Research Services, University Penn Libraries; Free Library of Philadelphia; Historical Society of Pennsylvania; OCLC; and Smithsonian Libraries, Biodiversity Heritage Library.

 

Support

LEADS Fellows will receive a $5000 stipend and additional financial support for a 3-day Data Science Bootcamp at Drexel University (early June 2018), an NDP site visit during the summer, and conference travel during the 2018/2019 academic year to share project outcomes.

 

Important Dates

  • LEADS-4-NDP Application Deadline: Friday, March 30, 2018, 5:00 PM EST
  • Notification of acceptance: Mid-April, 2018
  • Data Science Bootcamp at Drexel University: Early June, 2018 (tentative, June 7-9, 2018)

 

LEADS Fellows will:

  • Complete an online, self-paced curriculum of approximately 7 to 10 hours of work (late May 2018).
  • Attend the 3-day Drexel Data Science Bootcamp with other LEADS Fellows.
  • Complete a virtual 10-week summer data science internship coordinated with a selected NDP site. (*Note: some LEADS Fellows may have the option to be on-site, if they live within the vicinity of their selected NDP site.)
  • Develop a communication plan to connect with mentors on a regular basis.
  • Share the results of their summer experience with their home institution.

 

Application requirements

  • Applicants must be a doctoral student who has an interest in data science and library science applications. Their doctoral degree program must be in an institution that also hosts an ALA accredited master's degree program.
  • Applicants must complete the application form at: https://goo.gl/forms/sRkblqnsN5GmSAdg1 and upload the application materials requested.
  • Applicants must rank their top three choices for their data science summer internship placement on the form.

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Call for Participation: JCDL 2018 Doctoral Consortium

The Doctoral Consortium forms part of the program of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, and takes place immediately preceding the technical program.

 

What is the Doctoral Consortium?

 

The Doctoral Consortium is a workshop for Ph.D. students from all over the world who are in the early phases of their dissertation work (i.e., the consortium is not intended for those who are finished or nearly finished with their dissertation).The goal of the Doctoral Consortium is to help students with their thesis and research plans by providing feedback and general advice in a constructive atmosphere. Students will present and discuss their research in the context of a well-known and established international conference, in a supportive atmosphere with other doctoral students and an international panel of established researchers. The workshop will take place on a single full day (June 3, 2018).

 

A panel of prominent professors and experienced practitioners in the field of digital library research will conduct the workshop. They will review all the submissions and comment on the content of the thesis as well as on the presentation. Students will have 20 minutes to present their research, focusing on the main theme of their thesis, what they have achieved so far and how they plan to continue their work. Another 10 to 20 minutes is reserved for discussion and feedback from both the panel and other participants. In the course of the workshop, students will also get the opportunity for one-on-one advice on students' current research and guidance on future research directions as well as more general questions, e.g., on the differences in Ph.D. studies in different countries.

 

There is no registration fee for the doctoral consortium workshop for students who are accepted into the workshop and the applicants who are selected will receive complimentary conference registration. The conference organizers are seeking financial support for the Doctoral Consortium. Such funding, should it transpire, would help accepted participants offset a portion of their costs associated with attending JCDL 2018. We cannot guarantee that all costs of participation will be covered. More information will be posted when available.

 

In addition, student authors of accepted JCDL 2018 Doctoral Consortium papers are eligible for a SIGIR-sponsored Student Travel Award to help cover some of the costs associated with travel, lodging, and registration fees.  For details on how to apply, see http://sigir.org/travel-support/.    

 

Call for Papers and Topics

Students interested in participating in the Doctoral Consortium should submit an extended abstract describing their Digital Library related research. Submissions relating to any aspect of Digital Library research, development, and evaluation are welcomed, including: technical advances, usage and impact studies, policy analyses, social and institutional implications, theoretical contributions, interaction and design advances, and innovative applications in the sciences, humanities, and education.

 

To apply for participation

To apply for participation in the Doctoral Consortium, please provide an extended abstract of your doctoral work. The extended abstract is restricted to 6-8 pages.

 

Submissions should use the ACM Proceedings template and are to be submitted in electronic format via the conference's EasyChair submission page. Past JCDL Doctoral Consortium submissions are available in special issues of the TCDL Bulletin, the publication of the Bulletin of IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries

All submissions should be made electronically in PDF format. The proposal must have the following four components, submitted as a single PDF file.

 

1.    Extended Abstract. A 6-8 pages (including references) research description covering central aspect of your PhD work. Key points include:

  • Identify one or more significant problems in the field of research,
  • Clearly formulate the research question(s),
  • Summarize the current knowledge of the problem domain, as well as the state of the art for solutions,
  • Describe the research methodology that is to be applied,
  • Clearly present any preliminary research results achieved so far if applicable,
  • Describe the expected contributions of the applicant to the research area, and
  • (For technical research) Describe how the research is innovative, novel or extends existing approaches to a problem.

You, with the help of your advisor, will also need to complete three appendices:

 

2.    Appendix 1: Statement of Expected Benefits

Attach a 1 page appendix that includes a short (one-paragraph) statement of expected benefits of participation for both yourself and the other consortium participants.

Be clear about what you will contribute as well as gain.

 

3.   Appendix 2: Supervisor's Letter of Support

Attach a 1 page appendix that contains a signed letter from your supervisor that supports your attendance at the Consortium.

To ensure that this letter is helpful in the selection process, please pass on these requests to your supervisor:

 

To supervisors of Doctoral Consortium applicants: Your letter should not summarize in detail your student's Ph.D. project or past achievements - that is the job of the abstract and CV.

Instead please provide the following information:

  • How long you have supervised the student and in what capacity
  • The status of this student with respect to your institution's Ph.D. requirements
  • When you expect the student to complete his/her dissertation
  • Why attendance at this year's Doctoral Consortium would be particularly beneficial to the student
  • What contributions the student is likely to make to the JCDL 2018 Doctoral Consortium event if invited to attend.

4.    Appendix 3: Your CVA concise version of your current Curriculum Vitae. The maximum length is 2 pages; please edit longer CVs to fit within the 2 page limit. 

 

Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, correctness, clarity and completeness. Also, we will take into consideration expected benefits, supervisor's support, and students' past and current work. Doctoral colloquium participation is limited to 10 Ph.D. students.

 

For further details please contact the Doctoral Consortium co-chairs:

 

Proceedings

Accepted abstracts will be distributed to participants as the workshop proceedings. Participants will be invited to publish a revised version of their papers in a special issue of the TCDL Bulletin, the publication of the IEEE-CS Technical Committee on Digital Libraries.

 

Important Dates

  • March 25, 2018: Deadline for submission of abstracts
  • April 5, 2018: Notification of acceptance
  • June 3, 2018: Doctoral Consortium
  • June 4-6, 2018: JCDL 2018 Main conference 

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Legal Technology & Research Librarian, Suffolk University, Boston, MA

This newly created position is a wonderful opportunity for someone who enjoys reference and instruction but would also relish an opportunity to develop programs and applications to support Suffolk Law's Institute on Legal Innovation & Technology and the law school's new Legal Innovation and Technology Certificate program - a first-of-its-kind online certificate program. This librarian will be a member of the reference and instruction team, report directly to the Assistant Director for Public Services, work closely with the Institute on Legal Innovation and Technology, specialize in teaching legal technology, and work alongside nationally renowned leaders in law practice technology. Recent library school graduates are encouraged to apply. To view the complete position description and to apply, go here.

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Assessment Coordinator, Utah State University, Logan, UT

Assessment Coordinator

Utah State University's Merrill­Cazier Library seeks an analytical, collaborative, and innovative individual to serve as the Assessment Coordinator in a tenure-track faculty role of Assistant or Associate Librarian. This newly created position reports to the Department Head/Associate Dean for Instruction, Collections, and Patron Services and works with library faculty and staff cultivating a culture of assessment. The Assessment Coordinator develops and directs, in conjunction with library faculty and staff, assessment projects of library resources, services, spaces, and technology to help determine impact and achievement of library and university mission and strategic goals.

 

Responsibilities

  • Develop a strategy and coordinate with library faculty and staff to conduct the ongoing, long-term assessment and evaluation of resources, services, spaces, and technology through conscientious research design and data-driven analysis
  • Serve as liaison to campus and consortia assessment efforts, including through subject librarian efforts
  • Support library marketing efforts through data analysis and reports
  • Chair Library Assessment Committee
  • Coordinate collection and preservation of assessment data and reports

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • An advanced degree in a relevant discipline by May 2018
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate and strategize to manage, implement and execute projects
  • Demonstrated ability to accomplish complicated tasks and projects with minimal supervision
  • Familiarity developing and designing assessment activities and gathering and reporting on data via quantitative & qualitative methodologies
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including listening, writing, and speaking
  • Ability to work as part of a team environment and independently as needed
  • Commitment to meeting established Library criteria for promotion and tenure
  • Ability to analyze, share data and create reports
  • In order to be appointed at the Associate Librarian level, the candidate must have a minimum of 6 years' experience in an academic setting in addition to the above. 

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited MLS
  • Experience with, or ability to learn, data analysis and statistical and data visualization tools like Excel or SPSS
  • Conversant with IRB protocols
  • Prior experience with library assessment
  • Academic library experience

 

Utah State University offers a competitive benefits package, to include medical and dental with a 14.2% retirement contribution by the University, and 22 days/year vacation. The Library provides generous support for professional development and travel.

 

Utah State University is a multi-campus, land-grant institution. Utah State University's campus in Logan is located 80 miles north of Salt Lake City, within easy driving distance of many national parks. The surrounding Wasatch Mountains, including ski resorts, trails, lakes and rivers, place Utah State University in one of the finest outdoor recreational environments in the nation.

 

Review of applications will begin on March 8, 2018, and the position will remain open until filled.

 

Apply online at: http://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=3181.

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Library Assistant, Belmont Public Library, Belmont, MA

Belmont Public Library

Circulation Services

Starting Hourly Rate: $16.6668

For more information, click here or here.

Applicants must submit the required Town of Belmont application form, resume and cover letter to the Town's Human Resources Department by the closing date of February 23, 2018.

The Belmont Public Library seeks a Library Assistant performing circulation desk duties. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: checking materials in and out, renewing materials, collecting and recording fees and fines, issuing library cards and entering patron data, answering main desk telephone, retrieving items for paging list (reserve requests), notifying patrons regarding reserved materials availability. Also includes: providing patron assistance and responding to questions and concerns, sorting, distributing and processing materials from other libraries, and sorting and shelving materials. Strong customer service skills required. 

A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent required, along with one year of library experience, or any combination of education and experience. 

This is a permanent part-time position to be scheduled 8-12 hours a week as follows: 

Saturday: 9:00am to 5:00pm Sunday: 1:00pm to 5:00pm from October 1 to May 31

Summer Reduced Schedule: Summer Saturdays 9:00am to 1:00pm, Library closed on Sundays

There will be opportunities for additional hours to supplement Circulation Department Schedule.

The starting hourly rate is $16.6668 and does not include benefits other than those required by law.

Resumes accepted at The Town of Belmont, Human Resources Office, 455 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478 or humanresouces@belmont-ma.gov or fax to 671-993-2741 by February 23, 2018.

Application Process

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

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

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

Individuals who need accommodations in order to participate in this process should contact the Town's Human Resources Department.

Please address all questions regarding the Town's hiring process to: Human Resources Department Town of Belmont 455 Concord Avenue Belmont, Massachusetts 02478 (617) 993-2740 humanresources@belmont-ma.gov

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Children's Librarian, Duxbury Free Library, Duxbury, MA

Reports To: Library Director and Library Division Head

Contract: Duxbury Free Library Employees, SEIU Local 888

Hours: Schedule includes evening and weekend hours

Salary: 25.10 per hour

Close Date: 2/28/18


The Duxbury Free Library is seeking a dynamic, energetic and motivated Children's Librarian to join our team. The successful candidate has a flexible and collaborative work style and the ability to create innovative programs for children ages 0-11 with intergenerational opportunities. We are seeking someone with strong technology skills, an interest in STEM & makerspace, as well as a demonstrated knowledge of early literacy development and children's literature. If you are self-directed with an ability to adapt to shifting priorities of the community and excited about the future of libraries, we'd like to meet you!

Town Job portal:

www.TownofDuxbury.appone.com

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Multiple Positions, Nashoba Brooks School, Concord, MA

Position #1: Library and Transliteracy Integration Specialist

Position Description

Nashoba Brooks School is an independent school for boys and girls, age 3-Grade 3; Girls, Grades 4-8 with an enrollment of 275 and growing. The School is committed to personal excellence in academics, athletics and the arts within its mission of preparing students for "...a life of continuous learning, accomplishment, and leadership in a diverse and changing world." We believe that diversity enriches and strengthens community and challenges individuals to become agents of change in creating a more fair and equitable world.

Summary

Nashoba Brooks School seeks candidates for the full-time, 11-month position of Library and Transliteracy Integration Specialist for the 2018-2019 academic year. A Nashoba Brooks School employee models the mission of the School and creates student-centered, mission-driven learning environments for students. Reporting to the director of educational technology and innovation, the successful candidate will work closely and collaboratively with all members of the IS team to model creative problem solving, critical thinking, and flexibility necessary for success in our diverse and changing world. The primary function of this role is to support Nashoba Brooks' vision for dynamic transliteracy integration throughout the School. Nashoba Brooks is committed to using innovative instruction, including mobile technology and design thinking theory, to equip our students with the tools, resources, and skills necessary to be successful in the 21st century.

Specific Responsibilities

Faculty Support

  • Support the faculty in effective transliteracy integration through a consistent pattern of strategic outreach and informal support
  • Support the school's commitment to a vibrant library program with flexible scheduling
  • Model curiosity, enthusiasm and creative problem solving when using educational technology
  • Collaborate with all members of the IS team to develop and execute strategic plans
  • Support teachers in gaining independence in troubleshooting technology problems
  • Respond to requests from employees for media, instructional, and technical help as needed Library
  • Serve as a resource and coach for transliteracy integration
  • Assist with management of library collection, circulation, and physical space
  • Encourage and cultivate inquiry-based learning, curriculum integration, unit design, backward design philosophy and gradual release implementation
  • Support teachers in developing and improving class websites for instructional purposes
  • Develop and offer library skills and transliteracy training workshops for teachers (library orientation, research, source citation, etc.)
  • Research educational software/hardware to support transliteracy integration and innovation
  • Work closely with the communications team to manage library communications that are well aligned with Nashoba Brooks' mission Integration and Instruction
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers to develop innovative lessons and support them in gaining independence in integrated curriculum instruction
  • Meet with grade level, department, and other teams to plan and assess curriculum aligned with the School's vision and goals
  • Be responsible for evaluating, promoting, and using existing and emerging technologies to support the School's mission, including proposing appropriate acquisitions

Teamwork

  • Collaborate effectively and consistently demonstrate support for all members of the IS department
  • Effectively manage multiple responsibilities
  • Continue to pursue professional development opportunities aligned with the School's vision for transliteracy integration and library trends

Qualifications

  • Master's degree with significant coursework in library science and/or education
  • Minimum of three years related experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development

The Library and Transliteracy Integration Specialist will model integrity, professionalism, curiosity, responsibility, creativity and respect for all persons, as well as a demonstrated commitment to advancing the School's core values of integrity, collaboration, inclusivity, empathy, and resilience.

Application

Applicants should submit a cover letter and résumé to: Hank Bryant, Director of Educational Technology and Innovation

Email: ltis@nashobabrooks.org

Homepage: www.nashobabrooks.org

Position #2: Library and Transliteracy Integration Specialist

Position Description Nashoba Brooks School is an independent school for boys and girls, age 3-Grade 3; Girls, Grades 4-8 with an enrollment of 275 and growing. The School is committed to personal excellence in academics, athletics and the arts within its mission of preparing students for "...a life of continuous learning, accomplishment, and leadership in a diverse and changing world." We believe that diversity enriches and strengthens community and challenges individuals to become agents of change in creating a more fair and equitable world.

Summary

Nashoba Brooks School seeks candidates for the full-time, 11-month position of Library and Transliteracy Integration Specialist for the 2018-2019 academic year. A Nashoba Brooks School employee models the mission of the School and creates student-centered, mission-driven learning environments for students. Reporting to the director of educational technology and innovation, the successful candidate will work closely and collaboratively with all members of the IS team to model creative problem solving, critical thinking, and flexibility necessary for success in our diverse and changing world. The primary function of this role is to support Nashoba Brooks' vision for dynamic transliteracy integration throughout the School. Nashoba Brooks is committed to using innovative instruction, including mobile technology and design thinking theory, to equip our students with the tools, resources, and skills necessary to be successful in the 21st century.

Specific Responsibilities

Faculty Support

  • Support the faculty in effective transliteracy integration through a consistent pattern of strategic outreach and informal support
  • Support the school's commitment to a vibrant library program with flexible scheduling
  • Model curiosity, enthusiasm and creative problem solving when using educational technology
  • Collaborate with all members of the IS team to develop and execute strategic plans
  • Support teachers in gaining independence in troubleshooting technology problems
  • Respond to requests from employees for media, instructional, and technical help as needed

Library

Serve as a resource and coach for transliteracy integration

  • Assist with management of library collection, circulation, and physical space
  • Encourage and cultivate inquiry-based learning, curriculum integration, unit design, backward design philosophy and gradual release implementation
  • Support teachers in developing and improving class websites for instructional purposes
  • Develop and offer library skills and transliteracy training workshops for teachers (library orientation, research, source citation, etc.)
  • Research educational software/hardware to support transliteracy integration and innovation
  • Work closely with the communications team to manage library communications that are well aligned with Nashoba Brooks' mission

Integration and Instruction

  • Collaborate with classroom teachers to develop innovative lessons and support them in gaining independence in integrated curriculum instruction
  • Meet with grade level, department, and other teams to plan and assess curriculum aligned with the School's vision and goals
  • Be responsible for evaluating, promoting, and using existing and emerging technologies to support the School's mission, including proposing appropriate acquisitions

Teamwork

  • Collaborate effectively and consistently demonstrate support for all members of the IS department
  • Effectively manage multiple responsibilities
  • Continue to pursue professional development opportunities aligned with the School's vision for transliteracy integration and library trends

Qualifications

  • Master's degree with significant coursework in library science and/or education
  • Minimum of three years related experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development

The Library and Transliteracy Integration Specialist will model integrity, professionalism, curiosity, responsibility, creativity and respect for all persons, as well as a demonstrated commitment to advancing the School's core values of integrity, collaboration, inclusivity, empathy, and resilience.

Application Applicants should submit a cover letter and résumé to: Hank Bryant, Director of Educational Technology and Innovation

Email: ltis@nashobabrooks.org

Homepage: www.nashobabrooks.org 

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Archivist, Southborough Historical Society, Southborough, MA

The Southborough Historical Society located in Southborough, Massachusetts has an immediate opening for an Archivist. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Archivist will accession, arrange, digitize, describe, and re-house manuscript collections, photographs, maps, and other material as well as implement basic preservation methods. The ED will also provide reference and other assistance as needed. The Archivist must possess strong analytical, organizational, and mac-based computer skills, as well as a degree in Library Science, Library Information Science or Museum Science from an ALA- accredited library school. Knowledge of American and New England history required along with 1-3 years' experience with archival records, preferably in a museum setting. This is a 10-15 hour a week ($30/hour), 1-year grant-funded position, with optional 1-year extensions. To apply, send letter of interest, résumé, and contact information for two references to info@southboroughhistory.org The application deadline is March 15, 2018. Southborough Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer. 

www.southboroughhistory.org

Southborough is a pleasant New England town located approximately 20 miles west of Boston on the Boston-Worcester Commuter Rail Line.

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Film Archivist & Curator of Recorded Media, Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, RI

Film Archivist and Curator of Recorded Media

The Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, Rhode Island

Position Description
The Rhode Island Historical Society seeks an innovative, experienced, and energetic Film Archivist and Curator of Recorded Media to join the collections staff in a permanent, full-time position. Reporting to the Deputy Executive Director of Collections and Interpretation, the Film Archivist is responsible for the management, cataloging, preservation, acquisition recommendations,  and promotion of the RIHS's moving image, film, and audio-visual collections. They will cultivate relationships with filmmakers, researchers, curators, donors, and collectors, through partnerships and programming, to advance the RIHS's mission to promote and preserve its collection of more than 9 million feet of moving image film and over 2,000 sound recordings (from oral history projects to jazz performances). They will also take the lead in planning to acquire, catalog, and archive born-digital recordings which are in line with the collecting scope of the RIHS.

Requirements
Bachelor's degree (preferably in history or a related humanities field); Master's degree in Library Science, history, photograph and film preservation, or related field; a minimum of 2 years of direct professional experience in the care and management of historic film collections.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will have knowledge of current archival standards, practices, theory, and implementation with respect to audio-visual collections, including appraisal methods, arrangement and description, cataloging, preservation and access. Further qualifications include experience with and demonstrated knowledge of best practices for creating digital surrogates and supporting data storage; familiarity with current editing software, databases and data entry standards; proficiency in historical research; a dedication to collaborative work; excellent communications skills (both oral and written); and the ability to lift up to 40 pounds.

Responsibilities
The Film Archivist and Curator of Recorded Media will respond to reference and research queries related to the film and audio collections; formulate and update policies for use, reproduction, and preservation of the collections; apply current processing methods to arrange, catalog and describe the collections; manage interns and volunteers working with the collections; prioritize workflow for digitization and assist in fundraising and grant-writing to support preservation and promotional projects; and participate in professional development and represent the RIHS at regional and national conferences.

The Collections
The film archive was created in 1969 with the donation of news film from station WPRI, and has since grown with the acquisition (by gift or purchase) of silent films, home movies, industrial film, promotional films (for business and tourism), documentaries, amateur theater productions, and educational film, as well as the archives of stations WJAR (the NBC affiliate), WTEV (now WNLE, the ABC affiliate), and WSBE (Rhode Island PBS). In total, the RIHS stewards a collection of over 9 million feet of moving image film footage, ranking it among the top five regional film archives in the United States.

Compensation
Commensurate with experience.

Benefits 
Health care insurance, single plan starting the 1st of the month following date of hire. TIAA/CREF retirement plan after completing twenty-four (24) months of employment. Life and disability Insurance.  Sick time, holidays, and vacation time.

EEO Statement
The Rhode Island Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment against any individual on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws.

TO APPLY

Please email a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to jobs@rihs.org with "Film Archivist & Curator of Recorded Media" in the subject line. Review of applications will begin on February 19, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. 

No phone calls, please.

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Multiple Positions, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Acquisition Specialist

Wellesley College seeks an experienced, collaborative, and service-oriented Acquisitions Specialist to shares responsibility for the ordering and acquisition of materials for the Wellesley College Library collections. The Acquisitions Specialist plays a key role in monitoring and spending the Library's materials budget using the College's financial system and other software programs.

Wellesley College is a private, nonprofit liberal arts college for women founded in 1870. With its rich mix of print and online resources, the Library provides access to one of the finest undergraduate collections in the country. 

Key responsibilities
As a member of the Library Collections team, assist in the acquisitions process which includes, but is not limited to, researching order requests, placing orders with appropriate vendors, monitoring order status, and monitoring spend levels in a large and complex fund structure.

  • Collaborate with selectors, other Library Collections staff, and library users to determine most appropriate library purchases within the framework of local policies and procedures.
  • Maintain accuracy of fund accounts in the College's online system by the accurate assignment of funds to orders to comply with fund allocations and restrictions on fund use by subject or format. Process and approve invoices for payment in accordance with College-wide standards.
  • Manage several DDA/EBA programs, approval plans, and standing orders. Collaborate with the Database Maintenance Specialist to maintain accurate holdings of ebook collections in the library catalog.
  • Oversee the physical processing of materials for which processing is not outsourced.

Required qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of two years' related library experience
  • Solid experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel
  • Knowledge of and experience with online vendor systems, especially GOBI
  • General knowledge of accounting and budget procedures
  • Familiarity with integrated library systems
  • Ability to evaluate and learn new software to meet departmental needs
  • Demonstrated strong service orientation, with excellent oral and written communication, organization, and problem-solving skills

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with Demand-Driven and Evidence-Based Acquisitions programs
  • Familiarity with Workday
  • Experience with Google Apps

To be considered for this position please apply directly via our website at http://career.wellesley.edu/postings/2084

Database Maintenance Specialist

Wellesley College seeks an experienced, collaborative, and service-oriented Database Maintenance Specialist to support user discovery of library resources at Wellesley College and beyond. The Database Maintenance Specialist is responsible for maintaining accurate, current data in the library catalog and other discovery platforms, and for assisting in the fulfillment of interlibrary borrowing and lending requests.

Wellesley College is a private, nonprofit liberal arts college for women founded in 1870. With its rich mix of print and online resources, the Library provides access to one of the finest undergraduate collections in the country. 

Key responsibilities

As a member of the Library Collections team, maintain up-to-date, detailed bibliographic and holdings data for the Library collections using OCLC Connexion and the ILS. Ensure adherence to content and encoding standards (RDAISBD, MARC21) and the use of controlled vocabularies (LCNAFLCSHLCGFT) in the Library catalog; import and edit individual catalog records to meet these standards.

Maintain current e-resource metadata in the Library catalog through the batch processing, analysis, and editing of records from multiple vendors, providing timely access in light of ongoing additions and changes to available titles in the Library's extensive e-resource collections.

Fulfill interlibrary borrowing and lending requests though participation in a number of library resource-sharing networks.

Train and supervise student assistants in resource sharing and Library stacks maintenance.

Required qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of two years' related library experience
  • Experience in the use of OCLC Connexion, an integrated library system, and other cataloging tools
  • Familiarity with cataloging content and encoding standards (RDAISBD, MARC21), Library of Congress classification, and controlled vocabularies (LCNAFLCSHLCGFT)
  • Ability to effectively search for items in library catalogs, WorldCat, and other databases
  • Demonstrated strong service orientation, with strong communication skills, particularly in handling interlibrary borrowing requests

Preferred qualifications

  • Original and/or copy cataloging experience in a variety of formats and languages; experience cataloging music, rare books, and e-resources helpful
  • Experience with batch loading and editing of e-resource catalog records
  • Supervisory experience; training and management of student assistants
  • Use of ILLiad or other systems for tracking and fulfilling interlibrary loan/borrowing requests; familiarity with best practices among resource sharing networks (such as RAPIDIDS, Boston Library Consortium, EAST)
  • Experience with Google Apps

To be considered for this position please apply directly via our website at http://career.wellesley.edu/postings/2085

Electronic Resources Librarian 

Wellesley College seeks an experienced, knowledgeable and collaborative Electronic Resources Librarian to manage the College's online resources and serials subscriptions. The E-resources Librarian is responsible for the timely activation, renewal, and processing of subscriptions and invoices, and works with LTS colleagues and publisher/vendor contacts to ensure consistent access to online resources. The E-resources Librarian collaborates with subject specialists, publisher/vendor representatives, and others to ensure collection goals are met, including investigation, planning, and negotiation of new and existing services, purchases, and license terms, and analysis and assessment of e-resource collections and their cost effectiveness.

Wellesley College is a private, nonprofit liberal arts college for women founded in 1870. With its rich mix of print and online resources, the Library provides access to one of the finest undergraduate collections in the country.

Key responsibilities
As a member of the Library Collections team, coordinate e-resource lifecycle management efforts and develop and improve procedures to facilitate selection, licensing, and access.

Monitor and process subscriptions: maintain electronic subscriptions (new orders, changes, cancellations); track existing license expirations, renewals, and invoices; verify access; communicate as needed with subscription service representatives and publishers/vendors.

Collaborate with the Systems Librarian to maintain continuity of access throughout publisher platform changes; troubleshoot access issues reported by users.

Maintain current records and history of all e-resource subscription activity, administrative contacts, and other information using the ERM.

Support discovery of the Library's e-resources through the Library's catalog, discovery layer, and A-Z list.

In collaboration with collections and research and instruction librarians, perform ongoing evaluation of library electronic resources to assess use, usability, and value, and develop effective methods for collecting, analyzing, and reporting usage statistics.

Serve as library representative to consortia and other electronic resources committees and task forces; serve on internal committees and participate in projects as assigned.

Maintain awareness of trends and developments in e-resource acquisition and management and transfer knowledge to colleagues as needed.

Required qualifications

  • Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Minimum of two years' professional experience managing e-resources within integrated library systems (ILSs), knowledge bases, e-resource management systems, and third-party discovery systems
  • Experience working with subscription services and publishers/vendors and their online systems
  • Experience with electronic resources management tools (such as Serials Solutions, EZproxy, Intota Assessment) and the ILS
  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external parties to resolve issues and to adapt to changing environments and priorities
  • Demonstrated service orientation, with strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Solid experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel

Preferred qualifications

  • Demonstrated understanding of trends and issues in academic libraries, including emerging practices and standards for electronic resources
  • Knowledge of serials/continuing resources cataloging standards
  • Knowledge of SUSHI protocol and COUNTER standards
  • Experience with Google Apps
  • Experience negotiating contracts for e-resources

To be considered for this position please apply directly via our website at http://career.wellesley.edu/postings/2083

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Call for Applications: Midwest Archives Conference, Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship

Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship Applications Solicited 

MAC is soliciting applications for the 2018 Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Minority Students (http://www.midwestarchives.org/motley). The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival administration and to encourage ethnic diversification of the MAC membership and of the archival profession as a whole. Two $750 scholarships, accompanied by one-year memberships to MAC, will be awarded.

 

In order to be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must be of African, American Indian, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Latino decent; must be a student currently enrolled in or accepted in a graduate, multicourse program in archival administration; and must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in his or her academic program. If the program is not listed in the SAA Directory of Archival Education, http://www2.archivists.org/dae, the applicant must provide proof of the multicourse standard by submitting copies of course descriptions from the institution's current departmental catalog. Applicants are not required to be residents of or attend school in the MAC region.

 

Applications are due March 1, 2018 and must include the following documents:

 

Completed applications should be sent to:

Rachel Howard

Digital Initiatives Librarian

University of Louisville Libraries

Archives and Special Collections

Louisville, KY 40292

Telephone: 502-852-4476

Email: rachel.howard@louisville.edu

Applications must be emailed or postmarked by March 1, 2018.

Awards will be announced no later than June 1, 2018.

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Library Director, Paul Memorial Library, Newfields, NH

Library Director
Paul Memorial Library

Newfields, New Hampshire

The Board of Trustees of the Paul Memorial Library in Newfields, NH seek a creative, customer oriented, flexible and enthusiastic leader to serve as Director. The right candidate will be a hands-on Director with knowledge of emerging technologies in library services, strong communication skills, talented in all areas of programming, and a true people person. They will be able to continue to create a warm and welcoming environment for this town.

The Paul Memorial Library is located in rural Newfields, on the Seacoast of New Hampshire serving a population of 1,700. The Library is open six days a week, 35 hours per week. The collection contains a total of 11,000 items.


Qualifications: The successful candidate will have an MLS from an ALA-accredited university and at least three years administrative work experience in a public library setting. Specifically, the applicant should have demonstrated abilities in collection development; customer service; personnel and financial management; program development and public relations. The applicant must demonstrate excellent interpersonal abilities, including proficiency in working as part of a team, leading others, and interacting with the public.


Job Responsibilities: The Director is responsible for administration of all library operations. The Director works with the Board to prepare an annual budget for town approval, and monitors and controls expenditures for the building, books and materials, supplies, and salaries. The Director manages three part-time employees. The Director actively participates in community outreach with the public, community leaders, and local officials; maintains liaison with Friends of the Library, Main Street Art, and other non-profits in the town. Some local travel is required to pick up/drop-off inter-library loans.

Abilities: The candidate will be able to lift 25 pounds and navigate interior and exterior stairs. Be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience with Apollo (ILS), Quicken, and WordPress are very helpful.

This is a part-time position of 25/hours per week at $22.50 per hour. There are no benefits.

Closing Date: February 23, 2018

To apply, send a letter including a statement about your interest in the position and applicable experience, along with your resume, to: Pam Burch via email to pamburch@comcast.net

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Resource Sharing Specialist, Borrow Direct, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Access Services supports the Harvard Library mission by delivering a high standard of service; cultivating a welcoming environment that is supportive of academic research and inquiry; stewarding the university collection; and connecting the academic community to the vast array of library resources.  We support the teaching and scholarly mission of the University through collaborative partnerships with the community of students, scholars and professionals at Harvard and beyond.

 

Reporting to the Resource Sharing Manager, this position is responsible for borrowing materials on behalf of Harvard patrons and providing access to Harvard Library collections for the use by other libraries and individuals worldwide in an efficient, timely and cost effective manner through the use of resource sharing tools and best practices, and assists with the day-to-day operations of the Borrow Direct operation within the Resource Sharing unit. 

 

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

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Library Assistants, Needham Free Public Library, Needham Heights, MA

Title #1: Program Support Assistant I (Library Assistant - Circulation Department)

Position: Part-time

Hours: Varies, as these are substitute positions.  Hours will include daytime, evening, Saturday and Sunday hours

Number of Vacancies: Two (2)

Hourly Salary: $17.00 an hour

 

The Town of Needham is seeking highly skilled individuals to fill the part-time position of Support Program Assistant I (Library Assistant-Circulation Department) at the Needham Free Public Library.

 

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

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

 

Education and other Requirements:

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

  • A High School Diploma
  • Capacity to interact effectively and tactfully with the general public
  • Familiarity with computers
  • Ability to perform detailed work accurately and efficiently
  • Capability to adapt to new technologies as required

 

How to Apply:

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

 

Email:  hr@needhamma.gov;

Fax:     781-455-0165;

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

 

Applications will be accepted until end of day on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.

 

Title #2: General Services Assistant (Library Page)

Position: Part-time

Hours: Daytime, evening, and weekend hours included

Number of Vacancies: Two (2)

Salary Range: $11.00

 

The Town of Needham is seeking qualified individuals to fill the part-time position of General Services Assistant (Library Page) at the Needham Free Public Library.

 

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

  • Shelve library materials (books, CDs, DVDs, videos and other AV materials)
  • Empty the book drop - materials returned to the library from the outside
  • Empty and sort library materials delivered daily
  • Pack bins with library materials to go in delivery
  • Retrieve items from shelves to fulfill holds

 

Requirements:

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

  • Ability to shelve materials alphabetically and by the Dewey decimal number
  • Capacity  to work independently

 

Physical and environmental standards:

  • Pushing book carts loaded with 150 lbs. - 200 lbs. of books
  • Lifting and stacking bins of approximately 30 lbs.
  • Standing, walking, lifting of books and other library materials

 

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

 

Email: hr@needham.gov;

Fax:    781-455-0165;

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

 

Applications will be accepted until 5 PM on Tuesday, February 13, 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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Metadata and Identity Librarian, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Metadata and Identity Librarian

Harold B. Lee Library Job Announcement

 

The Metadata and Identity Librarian is a new position, leading the Brigham Young University (BYU) Library's transition to linked data applications and technologies. They will be a groundbreaker in developing new schemes that enhance discoverability of resources and will play a key role in positively impacting student and faculty academic success.

 

This is a continuing faculty status track position (equivalent of tenure) in the Harold B. Lee Library at BYU. Benefits include support for research, presenting, and publishing along with vacation, insurance, retirement savings, and appreciation for work-life balance. BYU is located in Provo, Utah with easy access to a wide variety of recreational opportunities, sports and cultural events.

 

BYU is a privately owned and operated university of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church.

 

For complete job announcement and to apply, go to: https://hrms.byu.edu/psc/ps/PUBLIC/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Employee&SiteId=70&JobOpeningId=70063&PostingSeq=1

                                                                                                                                                  

Review of applications will begin May 1, 2018. 

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

DESCRIPTION

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

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

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

 

Evening Library & Program Assistant - 15-20 hours/week, February 2018

 

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

 

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

 

The Evening Program Assistant will have primary responsibility for:

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

 

Library

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

 

Continuing Education

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

 

Web Team

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

 

Off the Couch

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

 

BENEFITS

Accrued vacation time of up to 15 days.

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL

Entry level

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED

2-year degree

HOW TO APPLY

cnathan@bpsi.org

https://bpsi.org/

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

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Metadata Librarian, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

Metadata Librarian

Librarian II or III

 

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

 

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

 

The UMass Amherst Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative Metadata Librarian. The  Metadata Librarian catalogs materials in a variety of formats using rules and standards such as RDA, LCSH, LCC, MARC, NACO authority rules, Dublin Core, EAD, VRA Core, METS, MODS, etc. Actively participate in discussions relating to discovery, access, retrieval, and management of objects in ILS, discovery, and digital repository systems. Advise on the application of appropriate current and emerging cataloging/metadata schema to facilitate access to digital resources and physical collections. Train others on cataloging/metadata creation and management and work closely with staff throughout the Libraries to provide access to the Libraries' collections.

 

Example of Duties:

  1. Catalog material in a variety of formats, with an emphasis on distinctive collections, using traditional rules such as RDA, LCSH, LCC, MARC, NACO authority rules, etc.
  2. Create metadata for description, discovery, access, administration and preservation of both digital and physical objects produced, acquired or held by the Libraries.
  3. Prepare original bibliographic and authority catalog records as appropriate. Solve non-routine cataloging and heading authorization conflicts and problems.
  4. Assist with metadata quality control, cleanup, editing, enhancement, migration, mapping and transformations using tools such as Oxygen, MarcEdit, and OpenRefine. May serve as lead for special cataloging projects.
  5. Provide technical support for the cataloging/metadata in the Libraries' ILS, institutional repository, digital collections platforms, and other discovery systems.
  6. Provide consultations, training, and creation and maintenance of documentation related to cataloging/metadata.
  7. Investigate new tools & standards and assist with the development of best practices related to cataloging/metadata.
  8. Collaborate with colleagues to improve, strengthen and promote library services, content, programs and initiatives.
  9. Demonstrate a commitment to user-centered services. Be knowledgeable about and promote current services, resources and technologies.
  10. Maintain current awareness of issues and trends impacting higher education and understand how these may affect the Libraries.
  11. Participate in the Libraries' assessment program by collecting, reporting, maintaining, and using data to support evidence-based decisions.
  12. Work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.
  13. Attend professional development activities as assigned or required to meet departmental goals and objectives.
  14. Oversee the accurate and timely availability of documentation for all procedures and processes.
  15. Participate in library-wide preservation activities.
  16. Perform other related duties as assigned in support of the mission and goals of the department, the Libraries, and the university.

 

Required Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree in library science - or equivalent degree - from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its appropriate equivalent in librarianship from another country, or have appropriate equivalent experience.

  1. Minimum of two years of professional library experience in this or a comparable academic, research or special library.
  2. Knowledge of the use of cataloging principles, and an understanding of controlled vocabularies, taxonomies, and ontologies.
  3. Knowledge of RDA, AACR2, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Library of Congress Classification, and the MARC 21 format.
  4. Working knowledge of cataloging/metadata standards (e.g. MARC, Dublin Core, EAD, VRA Core, METS, MODS).
  5. Working knowledge of cataloging/metadata tools and systems for creating, editing, harvesting and transforming cataloging/metadata (e.g. XML, XSLT, XPath,  Oxygen, MarcEdit, OpenRefine, OAI-PMH).
  6. Experience working with digital repository platforms such as Bepress Digital Commons, Dspace, Fedora, etc.
  7. Aptitude for complex analytical work with an attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple priorities and competing deadlines.
  8. Experience working with Integrated Library Systems, Discovery Systems, and OCLC Connexion.
  9. Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems and/or facilitate workflow.
  10. Demonstrated ability to establish work priorities, set performance expectations, achieve goals, and direct work in a high-production, rapidly evolving setting.
  11. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively and work productively in establishing and maintaining harmonious working relationships with a diverse population of staff and students.
  12. Proven ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment, including remaining calm under pressure.
  13. Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities in a positive, constructive, flexible and cooperative manner.
  14. Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities, showing initiative and flexibility.
  15. Ability to contribute toward creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity and collaboration.
  16. Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.
  17. Understands and contributes to implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that is support of diversity.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Working knowledge of one or more structured programming languages such as PHP, Perl, Python, Java, etc.
  2. Knowledge of web-based APIs.
  3. Project management experience.

 

RANK AND SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

 

Application Instructions:

Apply online at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=94262 and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by March 11, 2018 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

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

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Public Services Assistant, Special Collections, Baker Library, Boston, MA

15 hours per week

Available immediately

Salary $15.00/hour

 

Specific Duties:

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

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

 

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

 

Requirements:


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

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

 

Overview:

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

 

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

 

Send letter of interest and resume to:

Melissa Murphy

Baker Library Special Collections

Baker Library | Bloomberg Center

Harvard Business School

Soldiers Field

Boston, MA 02163

mmurphy@hbs.edu

 

No phone calls please

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Access and Administrative Services Specialist, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

This position is responsible for administrative work in maintaining the building and all logistics relating to people and collections and assisting the executive director in a variety of projects and initiatives. The access and administrative services specialist works independently, performing a wide range of complex and confidential administrative and clerical duties. This position also acts as the liaison to external departments such as Harvard University Information Technology and Facilities Management.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Acts as the Library's primary liaison with the Institute's facilities department for work requests; with HUIT for installation of computer equipment and inventory management of the Library's IT hardware and library specific software; with external offices on special projects such as Harvard Library for building and space related studies, and with Harvard Art Museum for managing art collection inventory. 
  • Serves as key staff member in managing and coordinating activities related to special projects in the access services area of the Library (e.g. implements and manages the AEON special collections material and patron checking system); may also assist with project planning and implementation involving other work units in the Library. 
  • Hires, trains, schedules and assigns work to student and temporary employees. Ensures that the front desk is staffed at all times and that staff are well trained in library procedures, and in delivering service to patrons. Collaborates with other departmental staff in developing and communicating expectations, policies, and procedures to student employees.
  • Monitors the use of the Library and its complex security systems including c-Cure and closed circuit cameras, TVs, and a variety of alarms and keyed doors.  Monitors the overall use of the library; compiles and reports library patron and gallery visitor metrics.  
  • Processes or assists with processing payments of vendors' invoices and individual reimbursements, and researches accounting discrepancies. Serves as the Library's account payable and accounts receivable coordinator. 
  • Monitors and reconciles the Library's facilities-related budget. Maintains financial documentation, provides information, research, statistics, and analysis. Makes recommendations on expenditures in the facilities budget. May administer assigned Library grants. 
  • Works as part of an administrative team which supports all library functions and event planning for library organized events; serves as primary back up for other members of the administrative team, registration staff, and administrative assistant to the directors.
  • Proofreads, drafts, edits and formats assigned special reports, research initiatives and other communication material as assigned.  
  • Provides administrative support to senior staff as assigned. 
  • Assumes other responsibilities as assigned.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Three years-related administrative experience, preferably in higher education administration and in an environment involving direct contact with academic researchers. 
  • Strong writing, copy editing, and minute-taking experience with strong attention to detail.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, and an ability to learn new technology quickly.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills required, with an ability to work independently.
  • Discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality required.
  • Must have a high level of professionalism, diplomatic judgment, an ability to troubleshoot, and experience working with a diverse population.

Additional Qualifications

  • Must show initiative and be able to work independently and efficiently with little direction.
  • Experience with building systems and facilities services.
  • Harvard University experience is a plus.

 

 

Please combine your cover letter and resume into a single document that is uploaded when you are instructed by ASPIRE, Harvard's online application program, to "Upload my resume/CV from my computer." Please note that cover letters are required for every application for a position at the Radcliffe Institute.

For more information, click here.

 

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Bloggers, SLIS Admissions, Simmons College, Boston, MA

Do you have a blog? Would you like to have one, and wish you could get started? You're in luck - SLIS Admission is looking for bloggers!

The SLIS Admission Office maintains a current student blog titled Student Snippets: The SLIS ExperienceProspective master's students in children's literature and LIS are our target audience. The blog is intended to be a hub of information regarding news and events, student life, Boston/Mt. Holyoke/Eric Carle updates - essentially everything involved with being a student at Simmons SLIS.

Bloggers are asked to write and submit one blog per week. There are no assigned topics, we just ask you to be honest (within the guidelines of professionalism) and moderately relevant. Please note these volunteer positions look great on resumes. It's also an awesome way to get involved at SLIS! 

 If you are interested, please email slisadm@simmons.edu with the following: 
  1. sample blog (150-250 words)
  2. what program you are in (if LIS, what interests/tracks/etc)
  3. which campus you regularly attend (or online)
  4. when you began your studies
  5. your intended date of graduation.

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Job Opportunity, Student Services Center, Simmons College, Boston, MA

We are currently looking for a student worker to start immediately for the spring 2018 semester (start date negotiable). 

 

The job entails duties such as, but not limited to:

  • staffing the SSC desk
  • answering student/ faculty questions in person or by telephone
  • filing and organizing paperwork
  • working on multiple projects simultaneously that include spreadsheets and our database
  • helping with event planning for student association activities throughout the year
  • organizing and helping with Welcome (orientation) Day
  • There will also be clerical/ administrative work with the Assistant Dean  

 

We are looking for a student with:

  • excellent oral and written communication skills
  • the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of individuals
  • highly developed organization skills and the ability to multitask

 

One can work 15 - 20 hours per week. The job pays $13 per hour. If you are interested or have any questions, please inquire at SSCslis@simmons.edu or by telephone 617.521.2797.

 

How to Apply: Please email a copy of your resume and statement of interest to the Student Services Center at SSCslis@simmons.edu. Please put "Student Services Center worker" in the subject line. 

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

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Call for Papers: DESIRES 2018

1st Biennial Conference on Design of Experimental Search and Information Retrieval Systems

http://desires.dei.unipd.it/

28 August - 31 August 2018
Bertinoro, Italy
Submissions: April 15, 2018

***Vision***

DESIRES is a biennial retreat-like systems-oriented conference, complementary in its mission to the mainstream Information Access and Retrieval conferences like SIGIR, ECIR and other conferences focusing on specific aspects of IR such as ICTIR or CHIIR, emphasizing the innovative technological aspects of search and retrieval systems.

DESIRES gathers researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry to discuss the latest innovative and visionary ideas in the field. DESIRES is inspired by CIDR (http://cidrdb.org/).

DESIRES mainly encourages papers about innovative and risky information access and retrieval system ideas, systems-building experience and insight, resourceful experimental studies, provocative position statements, and new application domains. DESIRES also welcomes contributions focusing on implementation details, successful or failed reproducibility attempts, technological breakthroughs and new uses of old ideas. At DESIRES running demos/prototypes and war stories are more than welcome. Moreover, industrial and "real-world" experiences play a central role in DESIRES. For instance, papers discussing how well-established research ideas are implemented and used by industries and in commercial products are encouraged.


***C4P***

DESIRES is a single-track conference. To encourage authors to submit only their best work, each person can be an author or co-author of only a single paper or demo. That is, authors can submit only 1 (one) paper.

DESIRES invites three kinds of contributions:

  • Papers (up to 6 pages). Papers usually lack rigorous frameworks, simulations of performance, or prototype implementations but present a radical departure from conventional approaches that enables new applications. Accepted full papers will typically be presented in 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions and discussion. There will be a discussant for each paper that will read the paper in advance and prepare questions (plus questions from the audience).
  • Prototypes (up to 6 pages). The prototype descriptions generally are a detailed report on successes and mistakes. Accepted prototype papers will typically be presented in 10 minutes with 5 minutes for questions and discussion.
  • Abstracts (1 page). Ideas that are too half-baked for a paper or demo proposal are good candidates for an abstract. Any author of a paper or prototype demo may additionally submit one abstract. Abstracts are expected to have a single author. Accepted abstracts are allocated 2 minutes in a gong-show style.


Format: ACM SIGIR classic format
https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template-16dec2016

Publication: The accepted (and presented) papers will be published as CEUR-WS proceedings freely available on-line: http://ceur-ws.org/ (Indexed by DBLP and Scopus). Modified or incremental versions of the papers included in the DESIRES proceedings can be submitted to other venues. The scope of DESIRES is discussing ideas, not tying them.

The Call for Papers is also available here: https://easychair.org/cfp/DESIRES2018

***Dates***

Conference: 28-31 August 2018
(Tuesday evening welcome reception, Wednesday and Thursday full days + Friday morning)
Submission deadline: April 15, 2018
Notifications: May, 30 2018

***Venue and Organization***

DESIRES 2018 will be held at the University Residential Centre of Bertinoro (Ce.U.B.), Italy: http://www.ceub.it/default.asp?id=346#.WQ4LgVPygWo

The Ce.U.B. is active since 1994 in the field of vocational training, conferences, congresses and lectures. Ce.U.B. is a a vocational training centre of the University of Bologna and it is located in the ancient town of Bertinoro (Forlì-Cesena). The Ce.U.B complex is a former fortress (dating back to the 10th century) and an historical landmarks considered one of the most important monumental complex of the Region.

DESIRES 2018 is organized under the Bertinoro international Center for informatics (BiCi) umbrella (http://www.bici.eu/index.html).

BiCi is an association whose mission is to foster cutting-edge research and advanced education in Computer Science.

DESIRES is sponsored by Google.

*Keynotes*
The first confirmed keynote speaker is Jimmy Lin, Professor and the David R. Cheriton Chair in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo.

(Tentative) Title of the keynote: Rocket Ships, V8, and Other Batsh*t Crazy Ideas in Information Retrieval

*A great conference for a small price*
We plan to keep the participation price to a minimum. We foresee a registration fee in the "500-650" range comprising accommodation in a single room for 3 nights, breakfasts, lunches, welcome reception, two dinners and coffee breaks.

All the participants should reside at the Ce.U.B. in order to maximize participation and ideas exchange. There is a limited number of places and the accommodation order is: invited speakers, authors (max 2 people per paper), committees and others. Bertinoro offers two hotels at walking distance from the center that accommodate up to 30 additional people. If we will have more requests we are going to provide accommodation in hotels in cities nearby (3-4Km) plus a shuttle service from and to the hotels.

*How to reach*
More info here: http://www.ceub.it/default.asp?id=435#.WQ4Py1PygWo
It is possible to organize a shuttle service from Bologna. It costs 250 for 15 people.

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Archives Assistant, Safdie Architects, Somerville, MA

Job Description

Safdie Architects is seeking a motivated, detail oriented, Archives Assistant to work in our Somerville, MA office. The position reports to the Archivist and focuses primarily on management of firm assets in digital and analog formats. The office is located between Inman and Porter Squares in Somerville, MA, and is easily accessible by T and numerous bus lines.  Read more about Safdie Architects at http://www.safdiearchitects.com . For students working towards a Master's degree in Library Science with a focus in Archives Management, this is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience.

 

Duties:  Assist with collections management, scanning, digital asset management, preservation, records management, and project close-out activities.

  • Preserve, rehouse, and catalog archival material in various formats.
  • Digitize and process collections including, original artwork, and photographs (slides, negatives, prints).
  • Apply standardized metadata using Adobe Bridge, Open Asset, or other Digital Asset Management System.
  • Organize and inventory architectural drawings and project documentation.
  • Other activities could include assisting with management and preservation of born digital records.

 

Desired Skills

  • Applicants must have ability to work both on their own and directly with a supervisor, have excellent attention to detail in their work, be well organized, and be able to adjust with shifting office priorities.
  • Coursework or experience with metadata creation, controlled vocabularies, preservation of archival material including paper, photographs, A/V a plus.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel required; familiarity with DAMS desired.
  • Knowledge of handling fine art, architectural records and of the architectural design process considered an asset.
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs. and willingness to perform physical tasks as well as focused data entry tasks

                                                                                                                                                                         

Schedule

Starting immediately, 10-20 hours per week, between 9 AM and 6 PM, Monday - Friday.

Opportunity for additional hours during summer.

 

Salary

$16.00/hour. No benefits.  Internship credit may be possible.

 

To Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume to the attention of Kathy Winsor Bohlman, Archivist employment@safdiearchitects.com

 

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Assistant Professor, SOIS, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

School of Information Studies and College of Engineering & Applied Sciences

Assistant Professor - Tenure Track 

The School of Information Studies (SOIS), the iSchool at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), and the Computer Science Department in the College of Engineering and Applied Science invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Data Science. The selected applicant will be expected to maintain an active research agenda in their field of interest, with a home in either the School of Information Studies or in the Department of Computer Science.

 

Ideal candidates will be interested in research and pedagogy in data science where information technology and computer science meet and interact. Possible research and teaching areas might include but are not limited to: machine learning, data mining, text mining, neural networks, visualization, factor analysis, structured prediction, heterogeneous data integration, cyber security, and network analysis. An ideal candidate will be a facilitator to encourage collaboration and joint research between the two academic units.

 

UWM is a doctoral/research intensive university and Wisconsin's premier public urban institution, offering a comprehensive liberal arts, sciences and professional education at the undergraduate and graduate level to nearly 26,000 students. UWM has earned the highest rating for a research institution from the Carnegie Classification of Institution of Higher Education, often referred to as R1 status. UWM is one of only 115 R1 institutions.

 

The College of Engineering & Applied Science consists of seven departments--Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Mechanics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Materials, and Mechanical Engineering. The College has approximately 1,750 undergraduate students and 450 graduate students, both Master's and Doctoral.

 

The School of Information Studies offers several educational programs: a Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Technology (BSIST); an ALA-accredited Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS); several coordinated graduate degree programs, including Health Informatics; transcript-designated concentrations within the MLIS Archival Studies, Public Libraries, Information Organization, and Information Technology; post-masters Certificates of Advanced Study in Archives and Records Management and Digital Libraries, a PhD in Information Studies and a new Masters of Science in Information Science and Technology (MSIST) degree in partnership with the Department of Computer Science. The School has a strong research faculty, more than 900 students, and state-of-the-art information technology.

 

SOIS houses the Center for Information Policy Research, and its faculty organizes three other research groups: the Research Group for Information Retrieval, Knowledge Organization Research Group, and the Social Studies of Information Research Group. The School's research and instructional programs are designed to be a resourceful blend of the University's mission with the School's information focus, international scope, and interdisciplinary mindset.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Information Science, Computer Science or a related discipline by time of appointment.
  • Evidence of potential for teaching both in the SOIS undergraduate and/or graduate programs in Information Science and Technology and in CEAS' undergraduate and/or graduate programs in Computer Science.
  • Excellent research promise in relevant area.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to teach courses in data mining, text mining, machine learning, big data or cyber security. 
  • Experience or demonstrated ability in the design and delivery of courses in a variety of formats, including onsite and online.
  • Evidence of a collaborative focus in research.

 

This is a continuous recruitment, however, to guarantee a review applicants are encouraged to submit their materials no later than February 24, 2018. Applications received after February 25, 2018 may not receive consideration.

 

All applicants must apply online via jobs.uwm.edu. A strong application packet will include a cover letter outlining their interest in this position, a current CV, a writing sample from a peer-reviewed journal, a document outlining their area of research or research interest and a document listing the names and contact information for three references.

 

Link to posting: http://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/27072

For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message "Your application has been submitted" is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

If you have questions about the position, please contact Human Resources Assistant Laura Meyer via email at:Lauram@uwm.edu.

AA/EO Statement 
UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status. 

Reasonable Accommodations 
UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact uwm-jobs@uwm.edu or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability. 

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials 
UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWMwill not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request. 

CBC Policy 
Employment will require a criminal background check. 

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act) 
For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see http://www.cleryact.uwm.edu/, or call UWM's Office of Student Life, Mellencamp Hall 118 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

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Associate University Librarians, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Two Associate University Librarian Positions at Brandeis University 

Brandeis seeks two Associate University Librarians to be part of a creative and forward looking staff and leadership team. The Brandeis Library is the geographic and symbolic center of campus, and its recent decoupling from the IT Department offers the unique opportunity to redefine relationships with research, faculty, students, staff, technology, and information resources. AUL positions in Scholarly Resources and Discovery and Research & Instruction are open, and described below, along with links to complete descriptions of requirements and more information on the University.

 

To apply for either position, submit a cover letter and resume as a single document at http://www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs/external.html. Elect the option for "New Applicant," and sort the job listings by clicking the Job ID column heading. Locate the desired job listing, click the Job Title and then select Apply Now.

 

 

Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources & Discovery

Brandeis Library seeks an accomplished senior leader to spearhead its programs for the stewardship of the full range of collections that support Brandeis University's mission. The Associate University Librarian will lead an innovative and entrepreneurial staff in developing strategies for resources and services that support Brandeis University's education and research programs that facilitate worldwide scholarly communication. This leader will also be responsible for fostering strong collaborative relationships between the acquisition and development of content, and the services that directly support access and use.

The Associate University Librarian will bring a collaborative approach to setting strategic directions and managing collection activities. Areas of responsibility include oversight of the over $4,000,000 resource acquisition budget allocation, acquisition strategies and facilitating discovery through oversight of library systems, and metadata creation; optimizing physical and digital collections; resource sharing; leading vendor relationships, licensing and managing access to a rapidly growing array of digital content; building a scholarly communication program; managing and preserving digitized and born-digital materials across their life cycle. Reporting to the University Librarian, the Associate University Librarian oversees approx. 14 staff in Resource Management & Assessment and Library Systems, Approx. 10-20 student workers.

 The Associate University Librarian is a member of the Library's senior management team, and participates in strategic planning, program development and evaluation, budget formulation, and resource allocation. They also participate in grants and fundraising and other resource development programs, and promotes the visibility of the Library both within and outside Brandeis University. With the University Librarian and other senior leaders in the library, they are responsible for developing collaborative relationships with other Brandeis University departments, universities, and organizations; and for representing the Brandeis Library regionally, nationally, and internationally.

 

The Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources will work closely with colleagues to assess the impact of Library services, drive responsible resource allocation, demonstrate the value of the Library to the University, and develop strategic alliances with the University's academic leadership and other external partners in pursuit of shared goals.

For full job description and requirements, view the complete listing at this link.

 

 

Associate University Librarian for Research & Instruction

Brandeis Library seeks an accomplished senior leader to spearhead its programs for outreach, research, and instructional services.  The Associate University Librarian will lead an innovative and entrepreneurial staff in developing user-focused programs and services that support Brandeis University's research, teaching and learning initiatives and facilitate rich interactions with the Brandeis community. This leader will also be responsible for fostering strong collaborative relationships between schools, departments, and other academic support units such as the Center for Teaching and Learning.

The Associate University Librarian will bring a collaborative approach to setting strategic direction, developing and executing vision, and managing research and instruction activities. Reporting to the University Librarian, the Associate University Librarian oversees approximately 10 staff members responsible for the following areas: research help, instruction (workshops, classroom partnerships, and online), and consultation services (including, but not limited to, GIS, data visualization and other data services).

As a  member of the Library's senior management team, the Associate University Librarian participates in strategic planning, program development and evaluation, budget formulation, and resource allocation. They also participate in fundraising and resource development programs and promote the visibility of the Library both inside and outside Brandeis University. With the University Librarian and other senior leaders in the library, they are responsible for developing collaborative relationships with other Brandeis University departments, universities, and organizations; and for representing the Brandeis Library regionally, nationally, and internationally.

The Associate University Librarian for Research and Instruction will work closely with colleagues to assess the impact of Library services, drive responsible resource allocation, demonstrate the value of the Library to the University, and develop strategic alliances with the University's academic leadership and other external partners in pursuit of shared goals. This position will participate in the research, teaching, and learning activities of the department and depending on subject expertise, and will liaise with University departments and provide Research Help.

For full job description and requirements, view the complete listing at this link.

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Collection Development Librarian, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Harvard University seeks an innovative, collaborative, and user-centered Collection Development Librarian to build and manage collections for one of the leading libraries in the world for the study of art, architecture, and visual culture from antiquity to the present. Reporting to the Herman and Joan Suit Librarian of the Fine Arts Library, the incumbent will select library materials in all formats and work collaboratively with colleagues in the Fine Arts Library, across Harvard Library, and beyond to implement collection development strategies and operations.

The incumbent will proactively partner with Harvard Library colleagues to develop creative solutions and efficient workflows for managing, acquiring, processing, preserving, and providing access to library materials. He/she will actively engage with the visual arts community at Harvard to support innovative use of library collections in their teaching, research, and learning activities. To expand access to the Fine Arts Library's unparalleled holdings to a wider global audience, the Collection Development Librarian will participate in local, national, and international digital initiatives and collaborative collection development partnerships.

 

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

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Regional Government Documents Librarian, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Regional Government Documents Librarian

Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

The Regional Government Documents Librarian (Documents Librarian) is a 12 month, tenure track faculty position in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library (Library West). The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida is designated as a depository for the publications of the United States Government, the State of Florida, and the European Union. The scope of the collections thus includes federal, state, and international documents.

 

Joining the George A. Smathers Libraries as the Documents Librarian entails serving as the primary liaison to the US Government Publishing Office (GPO) in matters relating to the Libraries' service as a Regional Federal Depository Library for 38 selective depository libraries in the state of Florida, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. This position leads statewide outreach, training, public access, support services, and collection development activities to support the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). The Documents Librarian also plays an important role ensuring access to state publications distributed by the Florida Division of Library and Information Services. Both programs allow the incumbent to build strong partnerships with a diverse constituency at the state, regional and national levels while advancing innovative programs to strengthen awareness of the increasing relevancy of government documents in current research and public interest.

 

You are invited to apply for this nationally strategic position within a vibrant, energetic community of professionals dedicated to furthering the intellectual missions of this research-intensive, land-grant, public institution. Collaboration on innovative projects between individuals and among departments to enhance library services is strongly encouraged and supported by the Smathers Libraries. Internal and external grants are supported by a full-time Grants Manager. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the incumbent in the position is expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities. The Documents Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet criteria for tenure and promotion.

 

More information about the regional federal depository library collections at UF can be found at http://guides.uflib.ufl.edu/ufdocuments

 

The search will remain open until March 22, 2018, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Address inquiries to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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Reference Librarian, Children's Department, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

The Wellesley Free Library is seeking a fun, flexible, and fearless part-time (16 hours/week) Children's Reference Librarian to provide high quality library service to children, young teens, parents, teachers, and caregivers.  Under the supervision of the Children's Services Supervisor, duties will include reference desk service; extensive reader advisory; children's materials selection; and developing/implementing STEM, early literacy, outreach and enrichment programs for children from birth through grade 8.  Saturday and evening hours required.

 

The hourly rate is $26.18 and the position is not benefit eligible. 

 

Requires: MLS; one to three years of reference experience; in-depth knowledge of collection development; demonstrated knowledge of effective children's services techniques; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong customer service skills; and excellent computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, e-mail, Internet searches and software specific to libraries.

 

Submit a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document or PDF to hr@wellesleyma.gov by February 26, 2018. AA/EOE

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Youth Services Librarian, Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library, Dudley, MA

Position Overview:

The Town of Dudley is accepting applications for the position of Youth Services Librarian.  Position is full-time, 40 hours per week and includes one evening and rotating Saturday hours. The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for all aspects of services to youth from birth through 17, and their caregivers.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans, organizes, and publicizes all youth programs including but not limited to story times, crafts, summer reading, special events, reading clubs, school and community outreach.
  • Plans, organizes, and maintains the library's children and young adult collections.
  • Provides reader's advisory service for youth and families. Assists youth in the use of library and its resources. Assists parents/caregivers in selection of appropriate youth material.
  • Checks materials in and out of the library, renews materials, places books on hold, notifies patrons the arrival of held books and collects overdue fines.
  • Participates in the formulation of policy and develops procedures related to youth services. Interprets policy and explains policy and procedure to the public.
  • Manages youth services budget.
  • Compiles, reviews, and interprets statistical data regarding use of youth services and prepares regular management reports for review by Director.
  • Trains and supervises youth volunteers.
  • Assists front desk circulation staff when necessary.
  • Acts on behalf of Director in his/her absence.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

 

Education, Experience, Skills: Bachelor's Degree required, preferably in childhood education; Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program a plus. One or more years of direct experience with children/youth including story times, programming, collection management, reference and reader's advisory. Thorough knowledge of children's literature required. Excellent customer service, organizational and communication skills required. Experience with Evergreen ILS preferable. Proficiency in current and emerging technologies and their applications a must.

 

Position is full-time, 40 hours per week (includes one evening and rotating Saturdays). Salary range is $42,704-$49,523 with full benefits.

 

Submit cover letter, resume, and names/contact information of three references via email to kwall@cwmars.org by February 28, 2018.

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Fellowships, Simmons College, Boston, MA

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

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Cataloging & Metadata Librarian (Rare Book Specialist), University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, FL

The University of Miami Libraries seeks nominations and applications for an experienced Cataloging & Metadata Librarian (Rare Book Specialist). Under the direction of the Head of Metadata & Discovery Services, the incumbent will be responsible for providing original and complex copy cataloging, retrospective conversion, and authority work for materials in the Library's Special Collections Department and University Archives. This position will supervise at least one staff member, plan and manage projects, and coordinate all Special Collections and University Archives cataloging activities following prescribed national and local standards, and in accordance with the Library's priorities. In particular, Cataloging & Metadata Librarian (Rare Book Specialist) will be the lead cataloger for the Jay I. Kislak Collection of the Early Americas, Exploration and Navigation.

 

For the full job description and how to apply, please go to: https://umiami.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UMFaculty/job/Coral-Gables-Campus/Librarian-Asst-Professor_R100021818

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Junior Professorship, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

Deadline: Feb. 21, 2018

The iSchool at Germany's Humboldt University welcomes qualified applications from scholars whose research addresses important and innovative areas of research especially in the fields of Information and Computer Science and the development of IT-based service strategies.

Focussed research areas should be:

  • Analyzing different forms of Research integrity
  • Information technology and business models for the scientific publication process (including Research Life Cycle Management and digital Curation aspects)
  • Information Infrastructure Management
  • Research Data Management


This Junior professorship is a six-year, fixed-term academic position involving both research and teaching.

Learn more about this position: https://www.personalabteilung.hu-berlin.de/stellenausschreibungen/s-juniorprofessur-fuer-information-management-mit-tenure-track-option

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Associate Director, Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, VT

The Billings Farm & Museum is singular among America's historic sites and outdoor museums in offering the experience of a fully-operational dairy farm, engaging programs across the seasons, galleried exhibits, and an award-winning film. As BF&M enters its 35th year of operation, it is an exciting and pivotal moment in the museum's history. The ideal candidate is an innovative and forward-thinking leader who will help shape future direction and success, developing strategy and organizational capacity for a new phase of growth.

Functions: Participate in institutional and strategic planning; provide exceptional leadership and direction to the external affairs - marketing/PR, membership/development - and visitor services teams; assist the Executive Director in the operational direction of BF&M.

Qualifications: Proven success in managing staff / highly-developed management abilities, including collaborative management and team-oriented working styles; highly organized, detail oriented, results-driven; persuasive and articulate communicator with strong written and public speaking skills; relationship-building skills; problem solver; understands current philanthropic trends and can help cultivate potential funding sources; demonstrated use of current technologies.

Requirements: Master's degree; five or more years of successful museum staff management experience; familiarity with best practices at outdoor history museums; experience in marketing and development a plus. Personal Qualifications: Integrity, trustworthiness, credibility; keen emotional intelligence; passion for history; optimistic, enthusiastic, flexible, with sense of humor. The Woodstock Foundation offers a competitive salary and outstanding benefits program.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references to Marian Koetsier, Administrative Officer, BF&M at mkoetsier@billingsfarm.org. Applications will be accepted through March 1.

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Call for Reporters: NEA, New Haven, CT

The NEA Newsletter is looking for volunteers to serve as session reporters at the 2018 Spring Meeting in New Haven, Connecticut! 

Session reporters will write a summary of their assigned session(s) for publication in the July 2018 issue of the Newsletter. One reporter is needed for each of the 20 concurrent sessions to take place in five blocks on Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24.

 

Sessions will be assigned on a "first-come, first-served" basis. Please complete your registration prior to volunteering as a session reporter. Student reporters are welcome - reporting is a great opportunity to engage with the broader NEA community and to get your name out there!

 

The full meeting schedule and description of each concurrent session is available on the NEA website.

Reports should be between 350-400 words and are due April 9, 2018. You can read past session reports in the January and July issues of the Newsletter on the NEA website.

If you are interested in reporting, or if you have any questions, please contact Betts Coup, Session Reports Editor, at elizabeth.coup@gmail.com.

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Archivist, Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, Washington DC

The office of Congresswoman Niki Tsongas is seeking a Congressional Records Archivist to evaluate, assemble and manage the contents of the Congresswoman's Congressional collection. This is a full-time, term-limited appointment for approximately 8 months. 

The ideal candidate will have at least one to two years of experience and a demonstrated understanding of archival description and materials, work experience with project management, and familiarity with archival standards. 

Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, and references to Tsongas.Jobs@mail.house.gov noting "Congressional Archivist" in the subject.

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Administrative Assistant to the President & Human Resources Coordinator, Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth, NH

The Administrative Assistant to the President and Human Resources Coordinator provides comprehensive administrative support to the President as well as operational support for a variety of museum programs and events. She/he works cooperatively with the President, staff, and Trustees to accomplish the strategic goals of the museum. She/he also acts as the Human Resources representative.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes four weeks of paid vacation, medical and dental insurance, FSA, and 403(b) retirement plan with match.

For a full job description, and how to apply, visit http://www.strawberybanke.org/people/employment.cfm.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Research Fellowship, The Preservation Society of Newport County, Newport, RI

CALL FOR FELLOWS

The Preservation Society of Newport County Newport, Rhode Island The Preservation Society of Newport County (Newport Mansions) is now welcoming applications for one-year residential fellowships beginning on September 1, 2018. Fellows undertake comprehensive projects, conduct scholarly research, deliver lectures, and generate publications and other deliverables in support of the Preservation Society's collections, exhibitions, interpretation, and historic landscapes. To be considered, applicants must hold a M.A. or Ph.D. in a relevant academic field such as art history, architecture, the decorative arts, museum education, or public horticulture. Doctoral candidates conducting dissertation research will also be considered for residential fellowships.

To qualify as an emerging professional, a degree must have been conferred within five years from the start date of the fellowship. Throughout the period of the residency, Fellows are expected to live full-time in the recently renovated Berwind-Stautberg Scholars' Center located in the historic Horace Trumbauer-designed Carriage House of The Elms and are provided with individual office space. Fellows receive a monthly stipend, a travel and research allocation, and housing at no cost in the Scholars' Center. Three residential Fellows will be selected for the 2018-2019 residency programs.

Please visit NewportMansions.org/learn for detailed information and application instructions. Deadline for applications is February 28, 2018.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: on request

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Systems and Educational Technology Liaison, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

Wheaton College in Norton, MA is seeking applicants for a Systems and Educational Technology Liaison.  This position is tasked with support of current systems and works on projects to deliver new services to better support a vibrant and dynamic learning environment. In this role, the liaison provides support for faculty, students, and Wallace Library staff by developing and maintaining networked applications for teaching, learning, and research at Wheaton College. The liaison administers, maintains, and supports all modules of the library's WorldShare Management System; is the primary contact for problem resolution; and, as needed, will function as the library's representative to regional and national user groups. In addition, the liaison is charged with supporting, maintaining, developing, and installing specialized library applications and networked academic technology, either individually or as part of a group, including: interlibrary loan software (OCLC's Tipasa), electronic reserves software (DocuTek), streaming media services, learning management systems (e.g. Moodle), and social software (e.g. blogs, wikis, podcasting, etc.). The liaison serves as an instructional technology specialist, an educator, and a frequent point of contact for library staff, and faculty. The liaison facilitates the use of technology in teaching, learning, and scholarship for staff and faculty, provides professional development opportunities, and encourages and supports their use of technology in the classroom. Under the direction of the Director of Research and Instruction, the liaison explores, introduces, and implements strategies and tools to make best use of technology in teaching. The liaison also actively engages with the College's technology-enhanced teaching and learning initiatives.

The Systems and Educational Technology Liaison serves in the Research and Instruction (R&I) Department, which is responsible for the direct support of teaching, learning, and research, particularly as they are enhanced by technology and the use of library and other information resources. The ideal candidate will provide high-quality, robust systems that facilitate search, discovery, and delivery of library services and resources to the entire Wheaton community.

For the full job description and to apply please go to: https://jobs.wheatoncollege.edu/postings/2293

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Intern, Randstad, Shire Inc., Lexington, MA

Company: Randstad onsite at Shire Inc.

Location: Lexington, MA

Type: 6 + Month Paid Contract

Hours: 32-40 hours/week

Compensation: $22.00 - $26.00/hour

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

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Masters in Library Science or Data Archiving Program

Skill Requirements:

  • Ability to manage competing and re-prioritizing tasks
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Customer service experience, is a plus
  • Experience with SharePoint and Office 365 is preferred
  • Experience with Oracle and financial systems is preferred
  • Documentation, archive or laboratory science experience
  • Enrolled in a Master's degree program for data archiving

Daily Functions Include:

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

Randstad is a world leader in matching great people with great companies. Our experienced agents will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temporary-to-permanent or permanent opportunities, no one works harder for you than Randstad.

EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

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Volunteer Opportunity, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA

Volunteer Opportunity at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, March 5th-9th

Project Title: Preservation Week: Papers of John F. Kennedy: Condolence Mail

Project Description: The 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination combined with the opening of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Papers and the recent publication of popular books using condolence mail has generated more interest in the Condolence Mail Collection over the past few years. The collection was originally processed using a particular "sampling" method that led to a confusing arrangement schema, and upon survey, the collection includes many boxes still containing loose and unorganized material. The established categories made it difficult to find material within the collection. In speaking with Reference staff, the majority of questions relating to this collection are remote and typically involve the search for a letter written by a specific individual, which in the collection's current state is almost impossible to locate. Since the collection's original order was lost years ago during the sampling process, Processing staff have decided to reorganize the mostly unprocessed collection alphabetically by correspondent. Work has already started as part of the Library's "Preservation Week" program and to date we have completed alphabetization, arrangement, basic preservation, final foldering and rehousing of approximately 101 cubic feet of material. We are seeking additional interns to work on this project to help complete the preservation and reorganization of this important and historically valuable collection to make it more accessible to researchers.

Preferred Skills: Understanding of archival arrangement, knowledge of basic preservation techniques, attention to detail, and an understanding of archive researcher needs.

Dates: This Preservation Week will take place Monday, March 5th through Friday, March 9th. Volunteering for the full week is preferred, but a minimum of 2 days will be considered. 

How To Apply: Please send a current resume and cover letter explaining your interest in this project and your availability to jennifer.marciello@nara.gov by February 21st.

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Education & Collections Services Librarian, Boston University Alumni Medical Library, Boston, MA

Tracking Code: 301632-509

Job Description: The Education & Collections Services Librarian works collaboratively with a team of librarians to deliver an extensive array of curriculum-integrated instruction classes on the medical campus.  Provides in-class instruction, creates online tutorials, supports bibliometric and other education projects. Provides and oversees collections services activities using the Ex Libris Alma resource management system.  Provides reference and research services, and oversees circulation and computing services on Saturdays. Participates in the development and maintenance of the Library's website, marketing the Library, and completing collections special projects. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides Information skills instruction to students, faculty, staff and residents, and provides web-based educational support including development of online tutorials and lesson plans.

  • Provides reference and research services at the Reference Desk and consultations by appointment.

  • Oversees Library circulation and computing services on Saturdays and provides circulation services as needed.

  • Provides and oversees collections services activities using Ex Libris Alma/Primo collections management system, including metadata management, circulation functionality, selecting and managing book orders and statistics.  Trains and oversees a paraprofessional staff to process print books and journals, add/update catalog records, including copy cataloging, assign call numbers, and route items to proper location.

  • Completes special projects in Education, Collections, Marketing, Web and Social Media

 

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm; Occasional schedule adjustments required; Intersession coverage on rotating basis required.

Required Skills

  • 1-3 years of experience and Master's degree required.

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, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Salary: Grade 73

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Assistant Professor, Data Science, Harrington School of Communication and Media, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

The Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a record of research in data science to enhance the University's new data and technology focus. The position is part of a Big Data Collaborative, which includes nearly 100 faculty members and 9 recent faculty hires in departments, schools, and colleges across the university. Applicants should have familiarity and experience with computationally-intensive research as well as a track record of teaching and scholarship, and demonstrated potential for funded research leadership. This research-intensive position will also contribute to the emerging artificial intelligence hub at the University Libraries and to new directions in the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies (GSLIS), creating and teaching new high-demand and interdisciplinary courses in the Harrington School of Communication and Media.

This is a 9-month continuing tenure-track faculty appointment, expected to begin August 1, 2018. The position will be based in one or more units within the Harrington School of Communication and Media (the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies; the Departments of Communication Studies, Writing & Rhetoric, and Journalism, and the Programs in Film/Media and Public Relations), to be determined as a function of the successful applicant's particular areas of expertise. Joint appointment arrangements are possible with other units in the School or at the University. This position is co-funded by the URI Libraries.

Located near Rhode Island's famous shoreline and within easy traveling distance from Boston and New York City, the University of Rhode Island is a Land-, Sea-, and Urban-Grant institution and is a top-tier research university. This position resides in the University's Harrington School of Communication and Media, which boasts an intellectually diverse community of 62 scholars, teachers, and practitioners who deliver seven degree programs across five academic units with 1,400 students. Recently the Harrington School completed construction of a $6.8 million, cutting-edge communication and media facility, in which candidates for this position can work and teach.

Duties and Responsibilities:

In collaboration with the Dean of University Libraries and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, develop a program of research in data science and artificial intelligence that is supported by external funding.

Work with colleagues across the University and with the Dean of University Libraries. Contribute to the advancement of the field, and work with peers to advance the use of data-oriented computational and statistical methods in diverse fields of scholarship through interdisciplinary partnerships.

Primarily teach courses in the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies. Depending on the successful candidate's areas of expertise, secondary in-load teaching responsibilities may also be assigned in other academic units in the Harrington School of Communication and Media, which includes programs in Communication Studies, Writing and Rhetoric, Public Relations, Film/Media, and Journalism. The standard teaching load in the College of Arts & Sciences is 18 credit hours per year. Because this is a research-intensive position, the anticipated teaching load is 9 credit hours per academic year.

Develop courses in data science both within GSLIS and in collaboration with faculty across campus.

Through teaching, research, and service, continue to foster strategic innovation and excellence in the Master in Library and Information Studies (MLIS) program.

Advise and mentor students.

Qualifications

Required:

  1. Earned Ph.D. by date of hire in mathematics, statistics, computer science, computational sciences, informatics, information sciences, information studies, or related discipline.
  2. Demonstrated record of research in data science.
  3. Demonstrated experience working in interdisciplinary groups.
  4. Demonstrated ability to develop and sustain an externally-funded research program.
  5. Demonstrated ability to place publications in high-impact venues.
  6. Demonstrated ability to teach at the university level.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/individuals.
  8. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.
  9. Demonstrated strong oral communication skills.

Preferred:

  1. Demonstrated ability to contribute to and strengthen interdisciplinary programs in data science, big data, artificial intelligence, information, communication, or media studies.
  2. Demonstrated ability to secure external funding.
  3. Demonstrated experience with high performance computing, data analytics, machine learning, managing scholarship involving large volumes of evolving data, and/or data visualization.

For more information, or to apply, please see https://jobs.uri.edu/postings/3099

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Assistant Curator, Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Harvard's Houghton Library seeks an innovative, collaborative, and user-centered Assistant Curator to support building, managing, and promoting use of the Library's post-1800 collections. Reporting to the Gore Vidal Curator of Modern Books and Manuscripts, the incumbent performs a range of curatorial, outreach, administrative, and record-keeping functions. Part of a highly visible and active curatorial department, the incumbent will actively collaborate with all areas of the Library's activity, including Public Services, Technical Services, Public and Scholarly Programs, and other curatorial departments.

 

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

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Archivist, Austin History Center, Austin, TX

    This position will be filled as an Archivist I or Archivist II based on experience.

    Under limited supervision, this position processes archival collections related to the African American Community; provides reference services to the public, and provides public programming related to African Americans.

    1. Identifies, acquires, organizes, and processes archival collections related to African American heritage in Austin/Travis County.
    2. Develops and implements pubic programs and events related to African American history in Austin/Travis County.
    3. Provides public liaison activities including lectures, media appearances and interviews related to African American history in Austin/Travis County.
    4. Collaborates with other organizations to plan and implement programs related to African Americans in Austin/Travis County.
    5. Leads or assists in planning exhibits by organizing and interpreting historical records for public presentation related to African Americans in Austin/Travis County.
    6. Plans, coordinates and supervises volunteer projects.
    7. Answers reference questions in person, over the phone an via email concerning general Austin/Travis County history as well as serves as a subject specialist for Austin's African American population.
    8. Collects oral histories documenting African American history in Austin/Travis County.

    NOTE: A DACS-compliant archival finding aid is requested as the OPTIONAL DOCUMENT for submission.

    All new employees are required to attend City of Austin Public and Austin Public Library training as scheduled, and should arrange their outside schedule to accommodate those training.

    NOTE: A detailed and complete job application is REQUIRED and helps us to better evaluate your qualifications. In completing your job application, please be sure to provide a COMPLETE employment history regarding any relevant experience that you wish for us to consider. This information will also be used to determine salary in the event that you are selected for this position. NOTE: A cover letter and/or resume will NOT substitute for an incomplete job application.

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    Archivist, Missouri State University Libraries, Springfield, MO

    Archivist 

    Missouri State University Libraries 

    The Missouri State University (MSU) Libraries seeks an Archivist to be involved with all aspects of collection development and collection care for Special Collections and Archives. The Archivist is actively involved with collection development decisions based on knowledge of regional history and culture, awareness of archival standards and trends, and understanding user needs. The Archivist recognizes the expanding role of Special Collections as a repository for a broad range of cultural resources. Responsibilities include processing collections to archival standards. The Archivist is also responsible for initiating and participating in outreach, reference, and collection development activities for Special Collections and Archives. The Archivist also leads and coordinates the University Archives.

     

    Educational requirement: A Masters in Library Science (MLS) from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program (or equivalent) or a graduate degree in history (or related discipline) is required. 

     

    Other requirements include:

    • Experience in processing archival collections, including experience in arrangement, description, and online access;
    • Experience with other aspects of archival work, including research assistance, outreach, and collection care;
    • Effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills;
    • Familiarity with various computer applications, as well as archival and metadata standards;
    • Knowledge of the wide range of collection formats found in Special Collections and Archives, including manuscript collections, organizational records, digital holdings, rare books, and artifacts;
    • Supervisory experience;
    • The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

     

    MSU is a dynamic and growing comprehensive university with over 24,000 students [missouristate.edu/about/], located in Springfield, the third largest metro area in Missouri with a vibrant population of over 500,000 https://www.missouristate.edu/about/spfdozarks.htm .

     

    This is a 12-month, full-time position with a competitive salary and benefits. Please submit a letter of application, resume or curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references. For a complete job description and to apply, visit https://jobs.missouristate.edu/. Candidates desiring further information are encouraged to contact the Committee Chair, Anne Baker, at AnneBaker@missouristate.edu or 417-836-4299.

     

    Date of first consideration: February 26, 2018. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

     

    Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense. Missouri State University is an EO/AA/M/F/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer and Institution

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    Knowledge Center Specialist, Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, CT

    Business Unit Pratt & Whitney

    Job ID 59709BR

    Date posted 01/23/2018

    City East Hartford

    State Connecticut

    Country US

    Pratt & Whitney Military Engines is establishing a new Business Acquisition Center of Excellence (BACE) organization and is seeking a Knowledge Center Specialist to build and manage a centralized, online Knowledge Center.The Knowledge Center will contain proposal development reference material, lessons learned, tools/templates, and training material. The Knowledge Center Specialist will be expected to provide business insight by providing access to key proposal metrics and customer market feedback information to help inform BACE process execution and continuous improvement.
    Detailed responsibilities include:

    • Provide a framework to capture, harness, and use P&W ME intellectual capital related to business acquisition, determining the knowledge content, how it will be structured, shared, controlled and made easily accessible for the Knowledge Center stakeholders.
    • Identify and manage requirements for a centralized repository for proposal and business acquisition-related material and data sources, including data source and event-level origination, working with BACE stakeholders and content/data providers to identify and source content/data needs.
    • Develop, manage, and evaluate Knowledge Center operations standards for process and quality control, including internal customer service
    • Ensure legal and operational compliance of database information
    • Work with graphic designer to maintain a comprehensive library of images
    • Identify and implement internal/external knowledge management best-practices
    • Evaluate categorized content to identify gaps in coverage, misclassified content, redundant and/or ineffective categorization rules
    • Establish best practice guidelines for search capability, file and folder naming conventions, change management/version control, etc.
    • Host Knowledge Center "familiarization" workshops

    Qualification: Basic Qualifications:
    • Bachelor of Science degree in Knowledge Management (KM), Knowledge Engineering (KE), Business Process Engineering, Organization Structure, Business Administration/Management, or other directly related degree
    • 5+ years of specific Knowledge Managements/Knowledge Engineering related experience in KM, KE, business process improvement, transformation, or other process improvement related experience is required.
    • 2+ years experience with the following:
    1. CRM databases
    2. Information management programs, including data structure, data systems and tools, and related data management software.
    3. Designing and implementing knowledge management frameworks (policies and procedures).
    4. Content management tools and technologies, especially in a proposal production and post-production environment.
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Excellent time management and organizational skills; ability to coordinate complex projects, meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks simultaneously, analytical thinking, teamwork, customer focus, listening and communication, strong problem solving and conceptual thinking abilities
    • Experience with developing and maintaining SharePoint sites
    • Advanced skills with Microsoft office suite.

    Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Knowledge Management (KM), Knowledge Engineering (KE), Business Process Engineering, Organization Structure, Business Administration/Management, or other directly related degree is required.

    PWRSR


    United Technologies Corporation 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 or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

    For more information, click here.

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    Call for Papers: AAAI Conference on Crowdsourcing and Human Computation

    The 2018 AAAI Conference on Crowdsourcing and Human Computation (HCOMP) will be held July 5-8, 2018 in Zurich, Switzerland. Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/hcomp_conf

    Abstracts for full papers are due on February 23, 2018. (Abstracts are due four days earlier, on February 19.) See "Call for Full Papers" below for details.

    Important Dates
    FEBRUARY 19, 2018: Abstracts submission (midnight anywhere on the planet)
    FEBRUARY 23, 2018: Full papers due (midnight anywhere on the planet)
    MARCH 23-24, 2018: PC meeting in US and UK
    MARCH 29, 2018: Notification of acceptance
    APRIL 6, 2018: Workshop proposals due (midnight anywhere on the planet)
    MAY 1, 2018: Camera ready papers due
    JULY 5-8, 2018: Conference

    About HCOMP
    HCOMP is the premier venue for disseminating the latest research findings on crowdsourcing and human computation. While artificial intelligence (AI) and human-computer interaction (HCI) represent traditional mainstays of the conference, HCOMP believes strongly in inviting, fostering, and promoting broad, interdisciplinary research. This field is particularly unique in the diversity of disciplines it draws upon, and contributes to, ranging from human-centered qualitative studies and HCI design, to computer science and artificial intelligence, economics and the social sciences, all the way to digital humanities, policy, and ethics. We promote the exchange of advances in human computation and crowdsourcing not only among researchers, but also engineers and practitioners, to encourage dialogue across disciplines and communities of practice.

    HCOMP 2018 builds on a successful history of past meetings: five HCOMP conferences (2013-2017) and four earlier workshops, held at the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (2011-2012), and the ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (2009-2010). Proceedings from past HCOMP conferences are available online in the HCOMP Conference Digital Archive.

    Call for Full Papers
    The Program Committee will oversee the review process and ensure that each submission receives a constructive and rigorous review.

    • Previously unpublished. All submitted papers must represent original work, not previously published or under simultaneous peer-review for any other peer-reviewed, archival conference or journal.
    • Length. Papers of up to 8 pages (references can extend beyond 8 pages) may be submitted.
    • Formatting. Submissions must be formatted in AAAI two-column, camera-ready style. (See the AAAI 2018 Author Kit). Papers must be in trouble-free, high-resolution PDF format, formatted for US Letter (8.5" x 11") paper, using Type 1 or TrueType fonts.
    • Anonymized. All papers must be anonymized (include no information identifying the authors or their institutions) for double-blind peer-review.
    • Supplemental Materials. Authors are invited, but not required, to include supplemental materials such as executables and data files so that reviewers can reproduce results in the paper, images, additional videos, related papers, more detailed explanations, derivations, or results. These materials will be viewed only at the discretion of the reviewers, who are only obligated to read your paper itself.
    • Archival. Accepted full papers will be published in the HCOMP conference proceedings and included in the AAAI Digital Library. HCOMP is a young but quickly growing conference, with a historical acceptance rate of 25-30% for full papers.
    • Submission. Papers should be submitted via EasyChair. For abstract submission, abstracts can be entered directly into the EasyChair form field; it is not necessary to upload any file. Please be sure to declare any conflicts-of-interest with PC members by selecting the "Declare Conflicts" link on upper-right of your EasyChair submission page.
    • Review criteria. Reviewers will be instructed to evaluate paper submissions according to specific review criteria. We encourage authors to review these criteria and contact us with any questions or feedback. To ensure relevance, submissions are encouraged to include research questions and contributions of broad interest to crowdsourcing and human computation, as well as discuss relevant open problems and prior work in the field. When evaluation is conducted entirely within a specific domain, authors are encouraged to discuss how findings might generalize to other communities and application areas using crowdsourcing and human computation.

    At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the
    conference to present the work or acceptance will be withdrawn.

    • Paper Awards

    Continuing the tradition of Past Paper Awards, HCOMP 2018 will recognize
    a Best Paper and two Best Paper Finalists. New in 2018 will be a Best Poster or Demo Award. Continuing the partnership between HCOMP and the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR), all HCOMP 2018 paper awardees (i.e., best paper through finalists) will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for fast-track publication in JAIR's Award-Winning Papers Track. This track seeks to recognize the best work at leading conferences and bring additional exposure to the authors' work. Upon acceptance, extended papers will be published in a regular volume of JAIR, recognized in the Award-Winning Papers Track, and linked from the HCOMP Conference website's Past Paper Awards. While JAIR broadly covers all areas of artificial intelligence, JAIR recognizes that HCOMP's interdisciplinary research extends beyond traditional boundaries of artificial intelligence. JAIR is committed to inviting relevant HCOMP PC members to review extended papers submitted to the Award-Winning Track.

    • Call for Workshops

    HCOMP workshops are a gathering place for people interested in Crowdsourcing and/or Human Computation to meet in the context of a focused and interactive discussion. They are an opportunity to move a field forward and build community. Workshops might address basic or applied research, crowdsourcing in industry, new methodologies, or emerging application areas. Each workshop should generate ideas that will give the HCOMP community a fresh way of thinking about the topic or that suggest promising directions for future work. Selected workshops will be held on July 5, the day before the main conference begins. If you would like to organize a workshop, please reach out to hcompconference@gmail.com by April 6 with a description of your proposed topic, intended audience, and a one-day or half-day schedule. We look forward to a fantastic HCOMP 2018 and invite you to join us!

    Website http://www.humancomputation.com/2018/
    Conference Organizers https://humancomputation.com/2018/organizers.html

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    Librarian, LAC Federal, Washington DC

    LAC Federal is currently looking to fill a Librarian I position to work for a federal agency in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Librarian will oversee the daily operations of collection management and provide daily assistance to patrons. This is a long term, full-time contract (40 hour a week; Monday - Friday) benefited position.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Oversee daily operations of collection management such as item intake and cataloging, record keeping, weeding, and the retrieval of pertinent un-selected items from the New Electronic Titles list
    • Provides assistance to patrons in accessing depository items and resources.
    • Review of the library's depository selection profile and makes resulting changes.
    • Create original and copy-cataloged records for monograph, serial, and monograph-as-serial items and uploads these records into the library's OPAC
    • Proficient in the use of constant data forms


    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an institution accredited by the ALA
    • Thorough knowledge and experience in cataloging workflows; Experience with RDA, OCLC, MARC21 and other standards used in cataloging
    • Experience providing reference support
    • Original cataloging using RDA experience is a must
    • Various branding, marketing, and promotional activities experience preferred


    To apply, visit: https://goo.gl/VaFZEt

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    Call for Participation: Workshop on Evaluation of Personalisation in Information Retrieval

    WEPIR 2018: Workshop on Evaluation of Personalisation in Information Retrieval

    Call for Participation
    Held in Conjunction with the ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, CHIIR 2018, March 11-15, 2018 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA. (Workshop date 15 March).

    The purpose of the WEPIR 2018 workshop is to bring together researchers from different backgrounds, interested in advancing the evaluation of personalisation in information retrieval. The workshop focus is on the development of a common understanding of the challenges, requirements and practical limitations of meaningful evaluation of personalisation in information retrieval. The planned outcome of the workshop is the proposal of methodologies to support evaluation of personalised information retrieval from both the perspectives of the user experience in interactive search settings, and of user models for personalised information retrieval and their algorithmic incorporation in the search process.

    Since the focus of the workshop is primarily on exchange of ideas and development of new research activities, short paper contributions are sought in the form of 2 to 4 page papers in the standard ACM conference format. Contributions can be in the form of either reports on current research efforts in evaluation of personalization, or position papers on the issues at hand.

    Participation: Participation in WEPIR is open to all those interested in personalization of IR and its evaluation. Participants may choose to submit papers for presentation at the Workshop. Please register for the workshop at the CHIIR website: http://sigir.org/chiir2018/

    Workshop format:

    • Invited talks: focusing on user-centered interactive issues, and on evaluation of the algorithmic component of search. Papers will be presented as short oral and poster format. The number of oral presentations will be limited to allow for the maximum of time for interactive activities, with other papers being presented as posters.
    • Working groups focusing on relevant topics for the evaluation of personalised information retrieval, including experimental protocols, test collection development, evaluation metrics.
    • Consolidation session: integration of the activities of the working groups, and proposal of agreed framework or frameworks for the evaluation of personalised information retrieval


    Paper Submissions
    The workshop is accepting short papers from 2 to 4 pages (including references) describing approaches or ideas/challenges on the topics of the workshop. These can be in the form of reports on current research, or position papers. Submissions should be in ACM Standard SIGCONF format. LaTeX and Word templates are available at (http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template). Papers should be submitted in pdf format through the EasyChair system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wepir2018no later than midnight Sunday 11th of February, 2018 (AoE). Submissions will be reviewed by members of the workshop program committee. Accepted papers will be included in the extended CHIIR 2018 Proceedings and will be available via the ACM Digital Library. In addition, the WEPIR workshop proceedings will be indexed with CEUR. Authors of select papers may be invited to contribute to a journal publication which describes the outcomes of the workshop.

    Topics for contributions include but are not limited to:

    • Task design for evaluation of personalised information retrieval.
    • Test collections for personalised information retrieval.
    • Evaluation metrics for peronsalised information retrieval.
    • Protocols for evaluation of interactive personalised information retrieval.
    • User modeling for personalised information retrieval.
    • Search algorithms for personalised information retrieval


    Important Dates (Anywhere on Earth Time Zone):

    • Midnight Sunday 11th of February : Deadline for paper submission
    • Midnight Thursday 22nd of February: Notification to authors
    • Midnight Thursday 1st of March: Camera-ready paper due
    • Thursday, 15 March, 0900-1700 EDT: WEPIR at CHIIR


    Further information is available by emailing the workshop organizers at wepir@adaptcentre.ie.

    Workshop Organizers
    Gareth J. F. Jones, ADAPT Centre, Dublin City University, Ireland
    Nicholas J. Belkin, Rutgers University, USA
    Seamus Lawless, ADAPT Centre, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
    Gabriella Pasi, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

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    Summer Intern, Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket, MA

    Education & Interpretation

    The position of Education & Interpretation Intern specializes in facilitating innovative, informal learning opportunities for museum visitors of all ages at NHA historic sites and the flagship Whaling Museum. The intern will participate in the production and execution of educational activities and/or materials to promote formal and informal learning for the Nantucket Historical Association's Department of Visitor Experience. This involves working with a wide array of NHA visitors (museum members and program participants of all ages) in varied capacities. In addition, the intern will work closely with other museum staff and assist with other public and special programs and the overall daily operations of the NHA's Department of Visitor Experience as needed.

    • Education & Interpretation Programs: Each intern will be trained to facilitate hands-on educational activities, demonstrations, tours and family-oriented activities for visitors. These include Discovery Room children's programs, held in a dedicated space for inter-generational learning inside the Whaling Museum, as well as all-ages artifact stations and activities in galleries and at NHA historic sites. He/she will also facilitate public or special programs with colleagues in the department as needed.
    • Individual Project: During the course of the internship, each intern will be required to complete an individual project, from conception to final product, which will be used to enhance the NHA's educational offerings to the public. Projects are assigned to interns by supervisors based on the needs of the institution and the skills of the individual. The final project will result in valuable professional growth and portfolio content for interns and meaningful additions to the NHA's body of knowledge and educational offerings.

    Public Programs

    The position of Public Programs Intern at the Nantucket Historical Association specializes in assisting with public programs and special initiatives for museum visitors of all ages at various NHA historic sites and the flagship Whaling Museum. The intern will participate in the production and execution of various public and special programs throughout the NHA summer season- including evening lectures, concerts, family events, rooftop gatherings - for the Nantucket Historical Association's Department of Visitor Experience. This involves working with a wide array of NHA visitors (museum members and program participants of all ages) in varied capacities. In addition, the intern will work closely with other museum staff and assist with other programs and the overall daily operations of the NHA's Department of Visitor Experience as needed.

    Public Programs:

    • Each intern will be trained to plan and facilitate a broad assortment of public programs throughout the NHA portfolio- including lectures, concerts, family events - expanding and bolstering his/her experience in museum programming and public service. He/she will also help to facilitate an all-ages artifact station and activities throughout the Whaling Museum and historic sites as needed.
    • Individual Project: During the course of the internship, each intern will be required to complete an individual project. Projects are assigned to interns by supervisors based on the needs of the institution and the skills of the individual. The final project will result in valuable professional growth and portfolio content for interns and meaningful additions to the NHA's body of knowledge and organizational offerings.

    The Internship Program The Nantucket Historical Association's summer 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 June 4, 2018, and lasts between ten and twelve weeks. Interns will concentrate their work in one of the following areas: Education or 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: $1,500 stipend and housing

    Applications due by March 5, 2018. For more specific information on the internships, please visit our website at www.NHA.org.

    Please send a letter of interest, clearly identifying area of work interest, résumé, and a list of three references to: Rebecca Miller Assistant to the Executive Director Nantucket Historical Association PO Box 1016 Nantucket, MA 02554 rmiller@nha.org 

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    Archive Associate, Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, New Orleans, LA

    library.tulane.edu

    The Howard-Tilton Memorial Library is Tulane University's main library and supports undergraduate and graduate programs in humanities, social sciences, sciences, and engineering by providing research services and access to collections. It is also a major cultural resource for researchers and scholars from Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region. Its unique collections in areas such as Latin American studies, jazz, and New Orleans history draw researchers from around the world. As a member of the Association of Research Libraries, Tulane's libraries are ranked among the top 115 research libraries in North America.

    Under the direction of the Curator of Special Collections at the Latin American Library, the Archival Associate will be focused on a grant funded initiative to digitally preserve and support public access and outreach to an audio collection in the Latin American Library, and will work on a variety of tasks related to this project while maintaining the collection in good order. 

    Learn more about the project here: http://library.tulane.edu/news/latin-american-library-awarded-clir-grant...

    This is a 2-year position.

    REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
    Bachelor's degree OR high school diploma or equivalent and 6 years relevant experience.

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES TYPICALLY NEEDED TO PERFORM THIS JOB SUCCESSFULLY: 
    1. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing in English and minimum near-native command of Spanish;
    2. Creativity and forethought in problem solving project issues;
    3. Ability to work independently and manage multiple project assignments within specific deadlines
    4. Excellent writing and organizational skills
    5. Ability to function fully and competently at technology competency Level I outlined in HTML Core Technology Competencies for Employees (see http://library.tulane.edu/sites/library.tulane.edu/files/documents/HTML_Staff_Technology_Competencie...)

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 
    1. Experience generating metadata for archival projects;
    2. Familiarity with Microsoft Windows Office Suite, specifically Excel software or comparable spreadsheet software

    Tulane University is an AA/EO Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Tulane is an EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

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    Intern, Judge Baker Children's Center, Boston, MA

    www.hms.harvard.edu

    https://jbcc.harvard.edu/

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

    Setting

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

       

    Qualifications

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

     

    Specific Duties

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

     

    Potential Tasks

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

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

     

    Requirements

    Interested parties will need to submit a resume and three references. Selected candidates will be interviewed by the STE Curriculum Coordinator.

     

    Perks

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

     

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

     

    There is a potential for this internship to be paid.

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    Roselani Media Preservation Intern, 'Ulu'ulu Moving Image Archive, Kapolei, HI

    Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Roselani Media Preservation Internship at 'Ulu'ulu Moving Image Archive!

    The student selected as the 2018 Roselani Intern must be committed to the preservation of our media history and enrolled in a moving image or archival academic program. Working side-by-side with experienced archivists, the intern will gain practical experience in a moving image archive.

    The intern will receive a $3,000 stipend.

    Application Form and Instructions may be downloaded here.

    Key dates:
    February 1 - April 1: Applications accepted
    April 15: Selection made
    May - September: Internship takes place over 6-8 consecutive weeks (200 hours)

    Interested in what a Roselani Media Preservation Internship is like? Meet some of our former interns:

    2017 Roselani Intern - https://hkgarchives.org/2017/09/06/introducing-our-2017-roselani-intern/

    2016 Roselani Intern - https://hkgarchives.org/2016/08/15/introducing-our-2016-roselani-intern/

    2015 Roselani Intern - https://hkgarchives.org/2015/09/08/roselani-intern/

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    Library Intern, Esri, Redlands, CA

    www.esri.com

    The Esri Library utilizes Koha, an Open Source Integrated Library System (ILS). We are interested in hiring an intern who would like to learn the ins and outs of this system and who enjoys cataloging. Additionally, we are looking for someone who is familiar with electronic resources and who can assist us with our virtual library (GIS Bibliography). The main projects for the summer will be as follows:

    Organize and Catalog Library Archival Material:

    Archiving is a continuous task, as valuable items are donated and cataloged and become part of the "corporate intelligence". With guidance from library staff, identify, evaluate, catalog and archive historical ESRI material. There still is a significant backlog waiting to be cataloged. The intern would keep statistics on the amount of items cataloged, and confer with the librarians about improving the process wherever possible.

    ESRI GIS Bibliography:

    Work closely with library staff to learn about structure of the database (GIS bibliography), the types of material to be included, and how to catalog the information and troubleshoot and report problems.

    • Enter citations and abstracts into database, including original key wording.
    • Find out who holds the copyright for significant papers.
    • Negotiate with copyright holders for reproduction permissions.
    • Perform database testing and correct errors.
    • Review all existing map catalog records, changing and updating as needed
    • Learn about GIS and how GIS is important in map librarianship

     Conduct Library Operations:

    • Circulation - check materials in, send overdue notices and assist employees with using self-checkout computer.
    • Shelf management - shelve materials, process incoming materials.
    • Cataloging and indexing-under general supervision make fairly complex cataloging decisions about assigning appropriate subjects and keywords.
    • Reference-answer basic questions from the users about the collection
    • Work on current controlled vocabulary project. Assist in researching and adding key words to database to build a standard vocabulary reference tool used when adding key words to library catalog and GIS Bibliography.

    Learning Objective:

    The intern will get first-hand experience working in a small corporate library. Staff is involved in several major projects concurrently, along with performing daily duties to maintain the collection and provide ongoing library services. The intern will learn about map librarianship and the value of understanding GIS. The two additional projects will take the intern into the historical realm of the archives, as well as to the digital world of a virtual library; two sides of the coin faced by most libraries.


    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Currently enrolled in an MLIS graduate program, or will graduate from an MLIS graduate program in Spring, 2018.
    • Must have completed at least one and preferably two MLS-level cataloging courses. Cataloging/bibliographic skills.
    • Excellent spelling and typing skills.
    • Digital asset management/digital rights management/digital copyright expertise a plus.
    • Desire to work within a team environment.
    • Self-motivated.
    • Familiarity with concepts of GIS a plus

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    Interpretation and Education Intern, Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, VT

    Billings Farm & Museum is seeking an Interpretation & Education Intern for the summer of 2018. The intern will work with staff in the Interpretation & Education Department on projects such as designing and evaluating programs for our new Junior Farmer Camp and reinterpreting parts of the site. One of the intern's main projects will involve researching and rethinking content for tours of our 1890 Farm House. The intern will also gain hands-on education skills by helping to develop and lead the Junior Farmer Camp for 2 weeks of their internship. Additional projects and duties include leading educational programs for school groups and the public and researching and suggesting new programming initiatives. Internship includes on-site housing and a $2000 stipend. For a full job description, visit https://billingsfarm.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Intern-Description.pdf . Submit resume and cover letter to Christine Scales at cscales@billingsfarm.org by February 16, 2018.

    SALARY RANGE: $2000 stipend

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    Call for Proposals: AMC 2018

    Allied Media Conference Radical Libraries, Archives, and Museums Track

    AMC2018 will mark 20 years of the Allied Media Conference. To be held June 14-17, 2018, in Detroit, the 20th Annual Allied Media Conference will be a space to explore new forms of organizing, infused with creativity and deep listening, and synergy between diverse tactics. We are now seeking your proposals for sessions!

    From "Learning Liberation" to "Digital Futures of Consent" to "Indigenous Rising: Media as Resistance", AMC2018 will feature a dynamic range of more than 30 unique focus areas that explore the imaginative strategies we need for joyful and sustainable activism.

    When you propose a session for the AMC, you can associate it with one of the AMC's Tracks or Practice Spaces, or offer it independently as part of our "General Track". Learn more about all of the AMC2018 Tracks, Practice Spaces and Network Gatherings and read the calls for participation linked below. Then, submit a proposal of your own!

    The deadline for submitting your session proposal is March 16, 2018 at 11:59pm EST.

    For more information, see here.

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    Call for Nominations: SLIS Alumni Board

    The Simmons School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) Alumni Association is seeking nominees for the SLIS Alumni Board of Directors.

    The SLIS Alumni Association represents and serves the more than 10,000 alumni of SLIS, and seeks to have a board that reflects the diversity present within the alumni body. The one common denominator for all candidates will be their ability to live up to our mission to strengthen the alumni relationship with each other and with SLIS in order to serve and advance the interests of SLIS and its graduates.

    We are seeking candidates for two Director-at-Large positions for terms to begin July 1, 2018. Learn more here. Candidates may be based anywhere in the U.S. or overseas. Alumni may nominate themselves or someone else. 

    Submit a name for consideration here.

    Nominations must be completed by no later than Monday, February 12. Elections will be held at SLIS After Dark on April 19. 

    Questions? Contact Anna Bognolo, Vice President of the SLIS Alumni Board, at bognoloa@gmail.com.

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    Public Services & Collections Assistant, Robinson Research Center, Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, RI

    The Public Services & Collections Assistant serves as the first point of contact at the Robinson Research Center and as administrative support for the Collections staff.

     

    Duties and Responsibilites:
    Primary public service duties include greeting and registering patrons (explaining policies and procedures), monitoring the lobby and reading room, giving patrons general assistance, answering and routing phone calls, re-shelving reference material, assisting with events and programs, supporting the research staff in assisting patrons, and other duties as assigned.

    Primary administrative duties include maintaining registration records, recording and keeping statistics, processing payments, maintaining vendor accounts, maintaining files, ordering supplies, managing timesheets, collecting and distributing incoming mail, and performing other duties as assigned.

    Primary collections duties include paging and re-shelving collections materials, basic re-housing of collections materials (stabilization/preservation), logistical assistance with large donations (site visits, pickups), attending relevant regional meetings and events, and other duties as assigned.

     

    Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree required. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, strong administrative and organizational skills, and attention to details are required. Must have proficient, work-related MS Office Suite experience including Word and Excel. The ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work independently is essential. Familiarity with Library of Congress and other classification systems strongly desired. Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds and handle objects and material with care.

     

    Schedule: 37.5 hours/week, Monday through Friday and the second Saturday of every month.

     

    Compensation: $14.75/hour

     

    Benefits: Health care insurance, single plan starting the 1st of the month following date of hire. TIAA/CREF retirement plan after completing twenty four (24) months of employment. Life and Disability Insurance.  Sick time, Holidays and vacation time.

     

    EEO Statement: The Rhode Island Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment against any individual on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws.

     

    To Apply: Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to jobs@rihs.org with "Public Services & Collections Assistant" in the subject line. Deadline for applications is 11:59pm on Sunday, February 18, 2018. No phone calls please.

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    Commons Collections Services Assistant, Phillips Memorial Library, Providence College, Providence, RI

    The Phillips Memorial Library at Providence College seeks applications for a Commons Collections Services Assistant.

     

    This is a part time position and provides basic support to the Collections Services area - print and electronic serials/periodicals, monographs, databases, cataloging and related duties.  

    For more information and to apply, please visit:

    https://careers.providence.edu/postings/2305

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    Research Operations Supervisor, Goodwin Procter LLP, Boston, MA

    The Research Operations Supervisor works to ensure that members of the firm have access to accurate and current research materials. Responsibilities include performing and supervising all aspects of serials management including renewals, check-in, electronic and print current awareness routing; coordinating acquisitions processes such as initiating new orders, distributing deskbooks and troubleshooting vendor issues such as subscription claiming, and reconciling invoice discrepancies.

     

    Principal Responsibilities

    • Responsible for performing/supervising the daily serials functions; this including check-in and new receipt processing, disseminating print and electronic subscription issues and maintaining accurate routing records.
    • Responsible for performing/supervising acquisitions; this includes ordering new publications, troubleshooting vendor invoicing problems and processing new materials.
    • Responsible for maintaining the core attorney deskbook master list and assuring that deskbooks are distributed efficiently across firm-wide practice areas; responsible for coordinating firm-wide office copy bulk orders to maximize available discounts.
    • Responsible for integrity of records in the firm collection management system.
    • Trains and supervises department co-op employees.
    • Supervises contract loose-leaf filing services in the Firm's U.S. offices.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Job Requirements

    Requirements

    • Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited library school.
    • Minimum 3-5 years progressively responsible technical services experience in a special or academic library.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of integrated library automation systems.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging standards such as RDA, USMARC, and LC classification and standard authority control procedures.
    • Ability to train and supervise research operations activities of co-op employees.
    • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
    • Strong customer service orientation.
    • Ability to, prioritize responsibilities, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with Research Services and firm colleagues.
    • Proficient using MS Office applications including, Word, Excel, and Outlook. Ability to learn and develop proficiency using specific firm applications such as a DMS and finance and accounting tools.

    To apply, click here.

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    Photographic Documentation International Congress, City University, Mexico City, MX

    This international academic event is produced by the FOTODOC group of the Complutense University of Madrid and IIBI UNAM. The program takes place over 3 days (March 6-8) and 1 day workshops (March 9). 

    You can view the contents of the congress in http://iibi.unam.mx/f/CONGRESO_FOTODOC.pdf 
    You can view the contents of the workshops in http://iibi.unam.mx/f/Talleres_FOTODOC.pdf 

    To register for the conference, you must also register for the workshops (without exception). But if you just want to attend the workshops, you also have that option. 

    The whole event will take place at Workshop 1, 13th floor , Tower II of Humanities. Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City. The scheduled time is from 9AM to 3PM during the days of Congress, and from 10AM to 2PM on the day of workshops. 

    Contact information: inscripec@iibi.unam.mx 

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    Para-Professional Cataloger, 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.

    February 01, 2018

    Short-Term Temporary Employment Opportunity

    Boston, MA

    Immediate opening

    Para-Professional Cataloger

    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 February 2018 to June 2018, 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. Materials will largely be monograph print publications.

    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. The Cataloger will also create local authority records for state agencies which do not yet have existing records.

    Responsibilities

    • Perform original & copy cataloging using RDA standard in MARC format
    • Export records from OCLC Connexion and create item-level records in the library's Evergreen ILS
    • Attach barcodes and spine labels to each item processed
    • Assign classification using the library's unique classification system
    • Create name authority cards for agencies with no locally established authority record
    • Meet daily production levels and standards
    • Use stairs to transport materials between shelving and individual work stations
    • 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 and cataloging test
    • 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 Laura Folaumahina (lfolauma@bslw.com) and Alex McComas (amccomas@bslw.com). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

     

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    Librarian, Collection Assessment, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

    TITLE: Collection Assessment Librarian

    LOCATION: Seattle

    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.

    COLLECTION ANALYSIS AND STRATEGY

    Collection Analysis and Strategy (CAS) is one of four departments in the Collections & Content portfolio of the University of Washington Libraries. The department consists of four librarians including the Director. CAS supports the distributed, three-campus collection development activities through the pursuit of data-driven, efficient, and transparent systems for the selection, acquisition, and management of resources to support teaching, learning, and research. CAS works with our consortial and other external partners to extend the reach of our community to access the resources they need to succeed.

     

    THE POSITION

    Reporting to the Director of Collection Analysis and Strategy, the Collection Assessment Librarian will work in a team environment in CAS to provide creative and user-centered leadership and support for collection assessment. The position oversees the work of the Student Assistant for the collection and maintenance of electronic resources usage statistics. The Librarian must be proficient in the tools needed to manipulate data and produce reports for use by CAS, subject librarians, and Libraries Administration for decision making. The position works closely with assessment efforts in other parts of the UW Libraries and will be a resource for other staff needing assistance in data manipulation and analysis techniques. In addition the Collection Assessment Librarian will work with vendors and staff in the UW Libraries to manage and customize the user interface on vendor platforms. This position will take a lead role in the Libraries for assessing accessibility of our vendor platforms.


    SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

    • Manage the collection and maintenance of electronic resources usage statistics including overseeing the work of the Student Assistant.
    • Provide leadership in the UW Libraries for collection assessment initiatives including analyzing data and producing reports for decision-making.
    • Provide guidance and assistance to UW librarians and staff in selecting, analyzing, and visualizing collection data.
    • Act as a liaison between CAS and the Libraries Assessment Program and other assessment efforts in the UW Libraries.
    • Work with vendors, librarians, and Libraries staff to manage and customize platform interfaces to meet user needs.
    • Take a leadership role in the Libraries for assessing accessibility of our licensed vendor platforms.

     

    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.
    • Coursework or professional experience with data manipulation and analysis techniques.
    • Demonstrated commitment to providing excellent user-centered services in an academic library setting.
    • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a collaborative environment; excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

     

    Preferred

    • Demonstrated understanding of electronic resources usage statistics.
    • Demonstrated understanding of collection assessment principles and techniques.
    • Experience with tools used for data manipulation, analysis, and visualization (e.g. Excel, Access, Python, OpenRefine, Tableau).
    • Experience with the ExLibris Alma ILS and Alma Analytics.
    • Experience in collection development or as a subject librarian in an academic library.
    • Familiarity with the issues surrounding accessibility of library resources.

     

    SALARY

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

     

    RANK

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

     

    BENEFITS

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

     

    APPLICATION PROCESS

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

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

     

    APPLICATION DEADLINE

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

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

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

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

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

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    Director, Andrew Mellon Library, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT

    Director for the Andrew Mellon Library

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

    Job Description

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

    1. To fulfill these responsibilities, the Director of the Andrew Mellon Library promotes the library program within and beyond the school:

    • establishes, in concert with the Director of Studies, the priorities for library programs and monitors progress towards those goals.
    • promotes the library as a cultural and intellectual center, including hosting and planning events and exhibits.
    • actively participates in the life of the School, integrating the Library into the core of the academic program by making connections with faculty and students.
    • identifies and implements best practices and new technologies in libraries and information technology, seeking opportunities to improve the program and leverage emerging resources and technologies.
    • works with library faculty to engage students, faculty, and the greater school community and encourage and support their use of the library
    • collaborates with Development and Alumni Relations as appropriate to gain external support for the library program
    • develops and maintains relationships with library professionals at other secondary and post-secondary institutions and stays abreast of trends and best practices in library management

    directs library operations:

    • manages the budget for all Library programs and stewards endowed library accounts and library-restricted gifts.
    • establishes procedures for efficient library operations and ensures the appropriate academic atmosphere.
    • collaborates with the School Archivist to ensure that the archive program is well managed and evolves to meet the needs of the school.
    • works with Information Technology Services, Facilities Services, and ABM to maintain the library's technology and physical plant.

    supervises library personnel:

    • encourages library faculty to be imaginative in their areas of leadership/responsibilities and to seek out professional development opportunities.
    • works with the library and archive staff to support them in the execution of their specific responsibilities.
    • maintains job descriptions for each member of the library staff, supervises their work, and evaluates their performance annually.

    manages the library collection:

    • actively participates in the acquisition program by reading a wide variety of reviews for print, non-print, and electronic resources.
    • collaborates with librarians and faculty to make final acquisition decisions regarding print, non-print, and electronic resources, ensuring that the collection supports teaching and learning.
    • directs and participates in the formal weeding of the collection to ensure that it features the best material available.
    • curates student and faculty work as appropriate for display and/or retention within the collection

    oversees access, instruction, and reference:

    • collaborates with librarians, ITS, and web manager to ensure that the library website is an effective gateway to all library resources.
    • works with the library cataloger and database manager to ensure that the library catalog is a stable, consistent, and effective tool for information retrieval.
    • encourages departments and faculty to collaborate with librarians to ensure that students acquire appropriate information literacy and research skills.
    • prepares general orientation sessions and demonstrates specific databases to classes as requested.
    • works with students on a one-on-one basis to teach them how to find appropriate materials and use advanced library databases.

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

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

    Qualifications:

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

    Choate Rosemary Hall is a coeducational, independent secondary school located in central Connecticut with 850 boarding and day students and over 300 employees. Choate serves intellectually gifted and motivated students of diverse backgrounds from across the globe whose commitment to serious study is enhanced in an academically challenging and personally supportive setting.

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Kathy White, Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Faculty, at kwhite@choate.edu. Please include the position you are applying for in subject line.

    Applications will be considered until the position has been filled.

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    Children's Librarian, South Burlington Library, South Burlington, VT

    The South Burlington Library is looking for an experienced, dynamic Children's Librarian who will lead fun, age-appropriate programs for children of all ages and will collaborate with other staff on intergenerational events and programs. Ideal candidate will also have experience with collection development, marketing, web maintenance and social media. Clean driving record a must; MLS preferred. Salary is $42,069.00.

     

    Full job description is here. Open until filled.

    To apply, complete a city application here: http://www.southburlingtonvt.gov/Employment%20application.pdf.

     

    Submit the application along with a resume and cover letter to sbcityjobs@southburlingtonvt.gov or to Human Resources, City Hall, 575 Dorset Street, South Burlington, VT 05403.

     

    Please copy all application materials to jmurray@sburl.com.

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    Staff/Youth Services Librarian, Westhampton Public Library, Westhampton, MA

    The Westhampton Public Library is hiring a Staff Librarian/Youth Services Librarian.

    Hours: 19 per week, including occasional weekend and evening availability.

    The Staff/Youth Services Librarian is responsible for assisting in all library services, operations, and activities as well as managing the children's and young adult department, including collection development and programming. The successful candidate for this position will have a knowledge of and interest in children's and young adult literature, basic computer skills, and an appreciation of the many facets of library service and a willingness to share skills with the general public. You may find the complete job description and application for employment on our website: https://www.westhampton-ma.com/westhampton-public-library.

    Please submit your resume, cover letter, and Town of Westhampton Application for Employment to lgingras@cwmars.org or Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road Westhampton, MA 01027 by March 9, 2018. Successful hire is contingent on a passing CORI check.

    The Town of Westhampton is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination employment on any basis including race, color, creed, ancestry, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, handicap or disability, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.

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    Product Support Manager, Crossref, Lynnfield, MA

    Crossref makes research outputs easy to find, cite, link, and assess. We're a not-for-profit membership organization that exists to make scholarly communications better. We rally the community; tag and share metadata; run an open infrastructure; play with technology; and make tools and services--all to help put scholarly content in context. It's as simple--and as complicated--as that.

    Since January 2000 we have grown from strength to strength and now have almost 10,000 members across 114 countries.

    About the team

    We have big ambitions in the member and community outreach group. We're thirteen-strong, (soon to be sixteen), and split between Boston, New York, London, and Oxford. We are at the forefront of Crossref's growth, building relationships with new audiences in new markets in new ways. We recently rebranded and are starting to re-articulate our value and to establish stronger links with the scholarly community. We're embarking on a new onboarding program for the thousands of publishers that join as members every year. There are plans for an educational program for existing members and affiliates. And we're aiming for a more open approach to having conversations with people all around the world, in multiple languages. We are fortunate to have strong product management, support, and technology teams to work closely with to achieve our objectives.

    About the role

    This is a key role in the Member Experience section of our Member and Community Outreach team. In this role you'll be working closely with two Support Specialists to handle the most technical support queries, ensure that the member experience team has the tools and processes to effectively support members and users, work closely with the DevOps and Product teams on bug fixes and new developments to support users, and communicate with members and users on service issues, both 1:1 and in public through e.g. Twitter and GitHub.

    Key responsibilities

    Handling the most technical support queries

    • Answering member and user queries-using Zendesk, Twitter, Discourse and GitHub-owning the problem through to resolution.
    • Being the escalation point for other members of the support team, handling the most complex customer support issues.
    • Managing and adjusting publication title information within our metadata system.
    • Monitoring conflict reports and working with members to resolve.
    • Monitoring DOI crawler reports and contacting publishers who do not maintain their DOIs.

    Tools and processes 

    • Managing the support systems, setting KPIs and ensuring regular reporting is accurate and actionable.
    • Identifying peaks and troughs in support queries and finding ways to smooth them out.
    • Implementing support through new channels as we move to a philsophy of "open support."
    • Ensuring that the member experience team and outreach teams have everything they need to work efficiently and effectively.
    • Assisting other Crossref staff in understanding metadata and schema issues.

     

    Bug fixes and new developments

    • Identifying problems/opportunities resulting from customer issues.
    • Working closely with the technical team on issues impacting members, running regular technical review meetings with the development team. 
    • Feeding into service development conversations to ensure support overhead is kept to a minimum.
    • Leading or participating in targeted working groups.

     

    Communicating with members on support issues

    • Managing outbound communications regarding service outages through multiple channels.
    • Monitoring and responding to external or internal reporting systems that indicate the health of the DOI/Crossref ecosystem.
    • Suggesting measures to improve visibility into quality conditions and ways to better assist members with performing transactions.

     

    About You

    This important role in the Member Experience team provides support to our very diverse member and user base with very different levels of technical knowledge. It's also the key bridge between members and our own technical teams. You'll need:

    • Experience in providing technical support/troubleshooting with the ability to organize and prioritize a very busy helpdesk.
    • Critical thinking and problem solving skills, with a high level of attention to detail and be comfortable digging into unfamiliar and complex technical issues. We need someone who is a problem-solver - curious and tenacious at learning new things and getting to the bottom of problems.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly, simply and effectively.
    • Able to communicate technical issues to less technical audiences and use open questions to get to the bottom of things when the question doesn't seem to make sense.
    • Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills.
    • A passionate customer service orientation with experience in managing multiple stakeholders.
    • Ability to work with colleagues in different teams and at different levels
    • Experience with XML-based publishing systems (ideal) or just XML with exposure to metadata vocabularies.
    • A philosophy of transparency in everything you do with strong experience providing support publicly e.g. through discussion forums, technical repositories, and social media. 

    If you are considering joining Crossref and contributing to our mission (https://www.crossref.org/about/), please send your cover letter and resume to Amanda Bartell (jobs@crossref.org).

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    Call for Proposals: NELIG Annual Conference

    Developing Critical Thinkers: Going Beyond Information Literacy

    University of Southern Maine
    Portland, ME
    Friday, June 8, 2018

    The New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG), an interest group of ACRL New England, requests breakout session proposals for its Annual Program titled "Developing Critical Thinkers: Going Beyond Information Literacy" to be held at University of Southern Maine, in Portland, ME, on Friday, June 8, 2018. This year's program will explore the role of literacies beyond information literacy that librarians incorporate in instruction. 

    Instruction librarians often focus their time and efforts on information literacy skills that students need to thrive in rigorous liberal arts-based academic teaching/learning environments, and that follow the ACRL's retired Standards, current Framework, or institutional competencies. But, we know that students also need to be literate and critical of data, visual communications, health, finances, social inequities and much more.

    We seek proposals that demonstrate, discuss or explore these other elements of information literacy, including but not limited to: financial, data, critical, health, media, visual, technology, etc.

    Each presenter should plan on speaking for 30-35 minutes with an additional 10-15 minutes for questions and discussion (45 minutes total). We are looking for individual, group, or panel presentations by librarians and/or their collaborative colleagues. Interactive workshops involving computers/devices and hands-on activities are welcome.

    NELIG encourages librarians with any amount of experience to submit a proposal, and we are dedicated to providing opportunities for librarians to learn practical ideas from one another. Please feel free to email us if you have any questions about presenting.

    Proposals are due by Friday, March 16, 2018 and should be submitted via the link below. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by Friday, March 30, 2018 after a blind review by the planning committee.

    Email your questions and concerns to acrlnelig@gmail.com.

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    Medical Librarian, Howe Library, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Boston, MA

    The Howe Library at Massachusetts Eye and Ear seeks a Medical Librarian. The Howe Library is a small two person library, so the position requires someone willing to be a jack-of-all-trades.

    MEDICAL LIBRARIAN                          

    This is a position with broad and diverse duties encompassing the provision of evidence-based information, in-depth reference service, user instruction, cataloging, document delivery and other duties as are needed by MEE staff, students, investigators and others.

    Responsibilities include:

    1. Provides reference service to physicians, investigators, support staff, students and visitors including simple and in-depth literature searches using a wide variety of databases.  Collaborates on systematic reviews.
    2. Answers medical, statistical and historic (MEE) reference questions, verifies citations, teaches bibliographic skills including Endnote.
    3. Teaches groups and individuals the use of and access to print and serial collections.
    4. Provides outreach to staff at Schepens Eye Research Institute and the satellites, ensuring all users are aware of and know how to access library resources and services.
    5. Assists the Library Director in maintaining and managing print and electronic resources. Assists with researching new digital and/or print monographs.
    6. Assists Library Director in planning and implementing short- and long-range technology goals.
    7. Assess and recommend enhancements of existing and new technologies and related services.
    8. Troubleshoots problems with software and equipment.
    9. Produces LibGuides for teaching and informational purposes.
    10. Catalogs new materials via OCLC and processes them for placement in both the main and the Speech and Hearing Sciences collections.
    11. Prepares completed journal volumes for binding and processes them for shelving.
    12. Does shelf reading, copying, scanning and other tasks as needed.
    13. Using Docline, manages document delivery service, finding the fastest and least costly way to deliver articles not available at the library.
    14. Uses OCLC, AVSL, NLM and other network providers to obtain materials.
    15. Cooperates with consortial groups in loans as well as reference matters.
    16. Maintains a record of ILL activity.
    17. Adheres to copyright laws and stays informed in changes to it.
    18. Provides articles from our collection on request for busy doctors.
    19. Attends professional meetings and/or takes professional classes to improve skills and stay current in library developments.

     

    Requirements:

    • A Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school.
    • Minimum three years of experience working in a medical library.
    • Must possess the ability to balance multiple tasks while serving patrons with high expectations.
    • Must have strong expert searching and systematic review experience.
    • A strong background in computers/technology and non-print materials format.
    • Familiarity with trends in delivery of electronic information.
    • Familiarity with EndNote and LibGuides.
    • Strong commitment to customer service.
    • Ability to work with a diverse group of patrons (investigators, physicians, students, volunteers, patients and their families).
    • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

     

    Click here to apply for this job: 

    http://p.rfer.us/MEEIJbnG7

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    Library Assistant, Acquisitions, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

    Harvard Library's Information and Technical Services department is currently seeking candidates for a temporary Acquisitions Library Assistant role.  

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Reporting to the manager of User Services & Direct Access Processing in the Acquisitions Section of Harvard Library's Information and Technical Services, this person will help Harvard Library make new titles available. Focus will be on new titles received in the DAP workflows, which are from the English-language vendor, YBP as well as from our Italian vendor, Casalini.  Job duties include unpacking books, paying invoices, receiving and copy cataloging new titles, and routing titles to their shelving destination. There may also be some packing of titles getting housed in offsite storage. All work will be based at 625 Mass Ave.

    Please note: This position is located in an office environment in Central Square, one t-stop from Harvard Square. 

    This is a 90 day temporary position, working 35-40 hours per week. 

    Basic Qualifications

    Attention to detail and solid keyboarding skills are essential. Work must be performed M-F, between 7am-7pm.

    Additional Qualifications

    Familiarity with processing high volumes of material is a plus. Prior experience with Aleph, copy cataloging, or invoice payment is helpful.  Familiarity with at least one foreign language is useful.

    To apply: Send cover letter and resume to Jaime McAllister-Grande, jgrande@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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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    Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

    https://apply.interfolio.com/48228

    University of Oklahoma Norman Campus: The College of Arts & Sciences
    Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences
    Location: Norman, OK
    One of the premier comprehensive public R1 research universities in the nation, the University of Oklahoma seeks an inspiring, experienced leader for the position of Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The responsibilities of the Dean include operational and strategic oversight for all undergraduate and graduate programs in the college, which encompasses the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and professional schools and interdisciplinary programs on the Norman and Tulsa Campuses. OU is a thriving institution, proud of its public mission and eager to continue its ascent up the ranks of excellence. The next Dean will play an instrumental part in the institution's success.
    The University is looking for:
    • A collaborative, strategic leader, capable of working with Deans, Chairs, Directors, and faculty across the university to: (1) support and encourage world-class research, scholarship, and creative activities, (2) enhance the student experience, and (3) further the competitiveness of the University of Oklahoma.
    • A renowned scholar with a record of research excellence and outstanding graduate student mentorship.
    • An excellent teacher and mentor who demonstrates a commitment to the highest academic standards and emerging best practices, including expanding research opportunities for undergraduates.
    • An academic with a passion for fostering the professional growth and well-being of faculty, students, and staff and an appreciation of the wide range of disciplines and programs at a comprehensive research university.
    • A manager with the administrative skills and experience to lead and inspire a diverse and highly qualified team of faculty and staff and to execute the complex mission of the College of Arts and Sciences.
    • A visionary who can help build the financial resources of the university by pursuing opportunities and overcoming challenges in an environment of rapid changes in the higher education landscape.
    The Dean reports directly to the Senior Vice President and Provost, sits on the Council of Deans, and contributes as an integral part of the leadership team of the university.
    QUALIFICATIONS
    • Record of excellence in teaching, scholarly or creative activity, and service suitable for appointment as a full tenured professor within an appropriate division in the College.
    • Record of strong, visionary leadership and sound fiscal management at the Chair- or Director-level or higher.
    • Demonstrated effective skills of communication, planning, collaboration, and management.
    • Demonstrated commitments to diversity and shared governance.
    • Earned doctorate or other terminal research degree.
    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
    The university invites letters of nomination, applications (letter of interest, complete CV, list of references), or inquiries about the position or process. Submit applications to the Chair of the Search Committee, Randall Hewes, Dean of the OU Graduate College, at http://apply.interfolio.com/48228. Nominations, including full contact and email information for the nominee, and inquiries should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee at hewes@ou.edu. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. Applicants will be notified prior to the solicitation of letters of reference.
    About the University
    The University of Oklahoma is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement. OU serves the educational, cultural, economic, and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, and Tulsa Schusterman Center. OU is home to over 31,000 students and more than 3,500 faculty and 8,000 staff across all three campuses and is supported by a $2 billion budget and an endowment of $1.52 billion. In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No. 1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013.
    The central campus and administrative offices of the University of Oklahoma are located in Norman, a city of more than 120,000 residents. Norman is often cited in "best places to live" rankings and is a culturally rich and vibrant community with outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living. The state capital, Oklahoma City, is located 20 miles to the north. With over 1.35 million residents and a unique central plains heritage, the Oklahoma City metro is home to a diverse and lively array of arts, culture, dining, sports, and entertainment. Visit http://www.ou.edu/flipbook and http://www.ou.edu/publicaffairs/oufacts.html for more information.
    About the College of Arts and Sciences
    As OU's first, largest, and most diverse college, the College of Arts and Sciences is the heart of the university. The College includes 24 academic departments, two accredited schools, four interdisciplinary programs, and three independent research units. The College is home to almost half of OU's full-time faculty and provides a significant portion of the general education curriculum for undergraduate students enrolled in the other colleges of the university. It is also the center for advanced study, research, and creative activity at the university and accounts for over a quarter of the OU Norman Campus research expenditures.
    With this reach and impact, the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences serves a pivotal role for the university. The Dean will be expected to work collaboratively with colleges across the university to deliver world-class general education for students; foster and grow exemplary research programs within the College's academic departments, schools, and programs; guide the development of innovative curricula; hire and support an outstanding faculty; provide entrepreneurial leadership for development initiatives and for strategic and financial planning; support the institution's commitment to excellence, innovation, engagement, integrity, and inclusiveness; and provide outstanding service to the State of Oklahoma.

    The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to:  admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

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    Faculty Positions, Palmer School, Long Island University, Greenvale, NY

    Palmer, the iSchool at Long Island University, one of the nation's largest independent universities, invites applications for full-time tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor. A member of the iSchool consortium, the Palmer School offers an ALA-accredited MLIS, certificate programs in school libraries, public libraries, and archives/records management, and a Ph.D. program in information studies. The Palmer School has three locations for the MLIS program, two on Long Island and one in Manhattan at Bobst Library of New York University, where it offers dual master's degrees with dozens of graduate programs from NYU's Graduate School of Arts and Science and the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

    Candidates should have an earned doctorate in Library and Information Science or a related discipline although we will consider candidates who are close to completion of the doctoral degree. Candidates with an MLIS or equivalent degree and with multiple strengths in one or more areas listed below will be most competitive. Sample teaching areas include:

    • Artificial intelligence, machine learning, ...
    • Data science
    • Database design
    • Digitization
    • Information analytics and visualization
    • Information management and systems
    • Knowledge organization
    • Public libraries
    • References
    • Youth services, literature and media


    Principal responsibilities:

    • Teaching three master's courses or one doctoral and one master's courses per semester, including at least one core course
    • Teaching master's courses onsite and online
    • Teaching and advising in the Ph.D. program
    • Conducting original research
    • Mastering discipline-related technology


    The search committee will screen all candidates; application review will begin and continue until the positions are filled. The starting date for these positions is September 1, 2018.

    Based on the former Gold Coast estate of Merriweather Post, LIU is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to extending equal opportunity in employment to all qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. LIU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal laws. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States. Salary is based on a Collective Bargaining Agreement.

 Please submit a cover letter, CV, and information about references online at https://jobs.liu.edu/#/job_details/599.

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    Reference Information Librarian, Brookline Public Library, Brookline, MA

    Join the Town of Brookline Coolidge Corner branch library team! We are looking for a customer service oriented professional for a part-time Reference Information Librarian position. This position will assist the Collection Development Librarian with maintaining and developing the Library's Chinese language materials collections in all formats, and duties including reading reviews, making recommendations for purchases, shelf reading, weeding, organizing and maintaining displays. Will also provide reference/information and reader's advisory services to patrons and assist and instruct the public in the use of a wide range of print and electronic resources. Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited school. Ability to work patiently and politely with the public and excellent communication and interpersonal skills along with a strong commitment to public service is essential. Knowledge of computers, automated library systems, social media, and electronic information systems is required. Fluency in Chinese, Mandarin and/or Cantonese is desired. Starting Salary $26.68 per hour.

    Resume and cover letter by February 13, 2018. https://brooklinema.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/7aaf66 ab-8f1d-f27c-0dab-42f1c8f6c4e9/apply?source=693992-CS28659

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    Technology Assistant, Morrill Memorial Library, Norwood, MA

    The Morrill Memorial Library in Norwood is searching for a qualified library science student (or related field) or professional MLS to assist the library's Technology Librarian. An average of 8-10 hours per week. All hours to be worked in the library. Flexible scheduling. The successful applicant will begin work ASAP.


    Norwood is a vibrant community of 29,000 and the library is a member of the Minuteman Library Network with 42 other libraries in the Boston area. The library is a 29,000 square foot facility near the center of town and employs 54 full- and part-time staff members in 9 departments including 18 full and part-time MLS staff members. The Morrill Memorial Library is located within walking distance of two commuter rail stations and is on the public bus line. There is adequate parking onsite.

    Qualifications

    Student or professional with relevant experience in web design, application support, and common business and library systems. Strong customer service skills with the public are required. Qualified applicant must be able to work independently and complete tasks given by library professionals.

    Education

    BA/BS

    Salary

    $21 per hour

    Closing Date

    March 30, 2018

    How to Apply

    Send documents to apply ASAP. Applicants will be interviewed as applications are received. Three documents are required in electronic format: a separate cover letter, Town of Norwood employment application, and resume. Send all as PDFs with applicant's name in the document file name to Charlotte Canelli, Library Director, ccanelli@norwoodma.gov and Allison Palmgren, apalmgren@norwoodma.gov.  Call 781-769-4540 with any questions.  The Town of Norwood application is available at http://www.norwoodlibrary.org/home/about/careers/.  

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    Call for News Items & Photos: NEA Newsletter

    Attention archivists, students, and repositories in the New England area:

    The NEA Newsletter is currently seeking articles about your activities and accomplishments for the April 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 2/15/18 to: parke.sean@gmail.com

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    Learning Technologies Librarian, Clemson University Libraries, Clemson, SC

    Clemson University Libraries invites candidates for a tenure-track Learning Technologies Librarian. The Learning Technologies Librarian will collaborate closely with librarians, faculty, students, and other academic units to lead and facilitate efforts on training, outreach, management, and customer support for the learning technologies, advanced software, and high-tech spaces available at Clemson Libraries. The incumbent will assess the current learning technologies and high-tech spaces at the Libraries, and provide direction for their future development. Clemson Libraries currently houses several public and highly visible spaces, including the Adobe Digital Studio, Brown Digital Resources Room, the Center for Geospatial Technologies, learning commons, and smart classrooms, and maintains a large circulating technology collection. Library faculty are members of the academic community, with responsibilities in the areas of librarianship, scholarship, and service.

     

    To learn more about the position or electronically submit an application, visit the full job announcement: https://apply.interfolio.com/48280

     

    Review of materials will begin immediately. Applications received by February 28, 2018 will be guaranteed consideration.

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    Call for Applications: SAA Mosaic Scholarship

    The application period for the Society of American Archivists' (SAA) Mosaic Scholarship is currently open, with a deadline of February 28, 2018.

    The Mosaic Scholarship was established to provide financial and mentoring support to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science, to encourage students to pursue careers in archives, and to promote the diversification of the American archival profession. The award is given to applicants who demonstrate excellent potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archival profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it.

    Up to two scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded, contingent on available funds. In addition, each scholarship recipient receives a one-year complimentary membership to SAA and complimentary registration to the Society's Annual Meeting.

    For more information on the scholarship, eligibility requirements and application instructions, please visit: https://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-mosaic

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    Call for Participants: SLIS Focus Groups, Simmons College, Boston, MA

    SLIS is committed to maintaining a high-quality, relevant program that is grounded in foundational aspects of the field, reflects the needs of the profession, challenges students to engage with and think critically about content, and prepares students for success. In an effort to continually improve our program, SLIS faculty regularly assess the curriculum using a variety of methods. We use data from those assessments to inform changes to the curriculum. Data from several surveys has suggested that student experiences of rigor vary across the SLIS program.

    To understand more about how SLIS students define rigor and evaluate and understand their coursework in terms of rigor, we are hosting three focus groups to collect data to inform program improvement with regards to rigor.  These focus groups will be convened by SLIS PhD students and Simmons staff, and, while the results of these focus groups will be shared with the SLIS Assessment Committee, all of the data that emerges from these focus groups will be anonymized and the faculty who analyze this data will not be able to attribute any individual comments to any individual student.

    We are particularly interested in students who have completed at least one semester of coursework.

    The two in-person focus groups are scheduled to take place on:

    • Monday, February 12th, 2:30-3:30 pm in the DCR
    • Thursday March 22nd, 4:00-5:00 pm in the DCR

    *Refreshments will be served

    An online focus group will be held on:

    • Monday, February 26th from 2:30-3:30 pm  

    We invite your participation in these focus groups and would benefit from your input. You can attend any focus group, regardless of whether you take your classes face-to-face or online.  To aid in our planning, please RSVP to indicate the focus group you plan to attend.

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    Call for Volunteers: Simmons Leadership Conference, Boston, MA

    This year's theme, Disrupt the Ordinary, centers on the need to change how we think, behave, and do business in an era of accelerating innovation. For a full conference schedule, visit simmons.edu/leadership.

    Benefits of volunteering:         
    • Attend the conference sessions when not officially "working."
    • Access to complimentary video-on-demand recordings of most sessions after the conference.
    • Network with corporate sponsors and recruiters from major corporations.
    • Show your support for Simmons College and see the Simmons mission in action.
    • Give back: all proceeds support scholarships for Simmons graduate students. 
     
     
    There are two (2) requirements for volunteering:
     
    1. Attend one (1) pre-conference training at the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center Boston: 
    • Tuesday, March 20 OR Monday, March 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
      • Parking will be validated and dinner provided at these training. 

    2. Be available to work one (1) of the following shifts:
    •  Shift A Set-up morning AND conference morning
      • Wed., April 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
      • Thur., April 5 from 5:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    • Shift B Set-up afternoon AND conference afternoon

      • Wed., April 4 a 4-hour shift between 12:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
      • Thur., April 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
    • Shift C Conference full day
      • Thur., April 5 from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

     

     

    To register:     

    • Plan accordinglyCancelations and no-shows have a strong negative impact on our operations.
      • Check your calendar for any conflicts. If needed, speak with your professor(s) and/or supervisor to get approval for the time off before you register
      • There are no funds available to pay or reimburse anyone for travel expenses associated with traveling to Boston to volunteer at the conference. 
    • Space is limited. Volunteers will be accepted and shifts will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

    If you have any questions, please email our Volunteer Manager at AliCorvinoSLC@gmail.com.

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    President & Ceo, New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford, MA

    Koya Leadership Partners is leading the search for The New Bedford Whaling Museum to find the next President & CEO. The President & CEO of the Museum will assume responsibility for articulating its mission, vision and value to all constituencies. Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees, the President & CEO will direct all operations and activities, and implement policies, programs, and procedures in a manner that is fiscally responsible and consistent with the organization's values and strategic goals. Anne McCarthy & Erin Reedy of Koya Leadership Partners have been exclusively retained for this search. Koya Leadership Partners is a national retained executive search firm that works exclusively with mission-driven clients.

    To express your interest in this role please email Anne and Erin directly at koyachicago@koyapartners.com.

    All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

    Contact Us: koyachicago@koyapartners.com EOE/AAO

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    Intern, Museum Studies, Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT

    Spend your summer on the banks of the beautiful Mystic River as you learn more about museums and the maritime world. We are seeking a diverse group of upper-level undergraduates and graduate students who are curious about museum work and passionate about sharing maritime history with the world. See how the academic subjects you've studied in school are translated into public history at one of the nation's leading history museums.

    You'll go behind-the-scenes at this and other top New England museums through field trips. A weekly discussion seminar, assigned readings, and presentations by Mystic Seaport leaders will introduce you to museum theory and current best practices. Two days each week will be spent as an exhibit interpreter, bringing what you've learned to a broad public audience. You'll also spend two days each week working closely with museum staff on a research project contributing to future exhibits, programs, activities, and events. College or graduate credit may be available through your home campus.

    This is a full-time internship that pays a small stipend to cover living expenses. A unique onsite housing situation is available.

    For more information and application instructions, please visit https://www.mysticseaport.org/about/internships-at-mystic-seaport/.

    SALARY RANGE: Stipend for living expenses

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    Intern, Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT

    Spend a summer on the Connecticut shore immersed in innovative museum programs, exhibition R&D, and visitor studies! Mystic Seaport, the nation's leading maritime museum, recently opened an award-winning dramatic new building with a 5,000-square-foot exhibition hall and adjoining outdoor performance quad. We are seeking graduate-level students with experience working or volunteering in the museum field to join us in exploring the full potential of this new facility.

    The Pre-professional Summer Internship, funded by The Scripps Family Fund for Education and the Arts, provides participants with the opportunity to apply museum theory while gaining practical and marketable skills, in areas including exhibition research and development, strategic planning, "placemaking"/community building, and audience evaluation.

    Interns will work collaboratively with leadership staff and other museum colleagues. Individual goals and organizational objectives will be established collaboratively at the start of the internship. Full-time intern positions will focus on one of three areas: public programs and performances, exhibition development and research, and audience participation and evaluation.

    For more information and application instructions, please visit https://www.mysticseaport.org/about/internships-at-mystic-seaport/.

    EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
    SALARY RANGE: Stipend for living expenses

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    Summer Curator, Camp Kawanhee, Weld, ME

    Love history? Love the challenge of presenting it? We have gathered together the history of a 95 year old boy's camp in Maine and we need someone to organize it! This is not a camp counselor job! You get to live on a wonderful lake in the woods and collect oral history. This is a summer job that includes room and board. The best part is that you are your own boss. You get to decide what is important, how to attack it! Email me at tompears@hotmail.com and let me tell you more. http://kawanheehistory.com/wordpress1/2018-curator/

    SALARY RANGE: commensurate with experience

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    Project Archivist, The Winthrop Group, Rye, NY

    Project Archivist Contract Opportunity

    Westchester County, Rye, NY

     

    The Winthrop Group's Information and Archival Services Division has an immediate opening for a Project Archivist to help process a membership club's organizational records. 

     

    This part-time position will consist of between three and four months of workThe Project Archivist will collaborate with the Winthrop Group team and with client staff, as required, to complete the work.

     

    Position Requirements:

    This position requires familiarity with archival principles, practices, and professional standards. The Project Archivist will be responsible for:

    • Processing archival items 
    • Interfiling materials according to Record Series structures
    • Capturing metadata
    • Writing short descriptions for Finding Aid

     

    Qualifications:

    • MLS or MA in history with archival management certificate and/or experience
    • Minimum of one year of work in an archival setting
    • Experience with archival processing standards and procedures
    • Effective communicator in writing and speaking
    • Familiarity with use of database software for cataloging and access in archives.
    • Self-directed, and ability to work cooperatively with clients and colleagues
    • Attention to detail

     

    Hours & Compensation:

    Flexible hours, hourly rate based on experience and level of qualification. 

     

    Contact Information:

    Please send a resume with names for three references including their titles, postal and email addresses, and telephone numbers to Elizabeth Fox: efoxcorbett@winthropgroup.com and Kimberly Peach: kpeach@winthropgroup.com.

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    Library Assistant, North Shore Community College, Danvers, MA

    Job Description:

    Part Time Library Assistant I, North Shore Community College, Danvers Campus Library

    Wednesday and Thursday evenings during the spring semester, 4pm - 8pm; and option for one Saturday morning per month, 9am - 12pm.

     

    General Summary:

    North Shore Community College seeks an enthusiastic and service-oriented Library Assistant reporting to the Coordinator of Library Services on the Danvers 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 Danvers campus library
    • Helps to maintain the library in good order
    • Performs other duties, as required

     

    Requirements:

    1. High school diploma or equivalent.
    2. Attention to detail and solid organizational skills.
    3. Strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to interact with people.
    4. Reliability and dependability are extremely important.
    5. Comfort learning and teaching others how to use new technology and applications.
    6. Experience maintaining and troubleshooting computers and printers.
    7. Prior customer service experience.

     

    Preferred:

    Ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve common goals;

    Interest in learning about and gaining experience working in a library.

     

    Additional Information:

    Salary: $14.93 per hour

    STARTING DATE:  February 19th

     

    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. Review of application materials will begin on February 7th and will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position has been filled.

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    User Experience Librarian, Lander University, Greenwood, SC

    Job Title: User Experience (UX) Librarian

    Institution: Lander University

    Location: Greenwood, SC

    Type: Faculty (promotional-track, non-tenure)

    Category: Librarian (Rank -- Assistant Librarian)

    Job Purpose: The User Experience (UX) Librarian investigates user needs and the library's effectiveness in meeting those needs in both physical and virtual settings. Oversees marketing efforts and coordination of assessment in a small, student-centered, team environment. Promotes the Library as a key partner within the academic program in fulfilling the institutional mission of teaching, research, and service.

    The User Experience Librarian Will:

    • Work collaboratively to identify projects designed to improve user experience in the library;
    • Design, coordinate, and assess outreach programming for library services;
    • Promote library initiatives, resources, and services to the campus community;
    • Coordinate with distance learning programs to ensure their access to library resources and services;
    • Serve as a member of the library instruction team to provide information literacy skill building;
    • Contribute to collection development in assigned academic liaison areas;
    • Provide academic advisement to students; and
    • Participate in professional organizations, and University and community service. 

    Qualifications: MLS degree from an American Libraries Association accredited institution. One to two years of experience in library work. Solid understanding of academic library services and enthusiasm for creating excellent experiences in both physical and virtual environments for all library customers. Excellent oral and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in multiple formats and to diverse audiences. Awareness of trends related to user-centered design. Ability to incorporate emerging technologies into research support. Experience in teaching information literacy skills to undergraduate students. Knowledge of integrated library systems and software. Familiarity with LibGuides software, academic library assessment practices and library instruction preferred.

    Application Process: Send application letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for at least 3 references to Lisa Wiecki, Director of Library Services, lwiecki@lander.edu

    Open until filled: Applications received by February 28th will receive priority review.

    Please note: Lander is a tobacco free institution. All final candidates are subject to successfully completing background requirements.

    Note: The University generally does not sponsor the H-1B Visa. AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/TITLE IX

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    Intern, Archives & Special Collections, Olin College, Needham, MA

    Archives & Special Collections Internship @ Olin College

    Send resume and brief cover letter to library@olin.edu

    About Olin College

    Olin is more than a college, it's a cause. As the world's only engineering lab school devoted to changing the way engineering is taught, Olin is different than any other engineering college on the planet and is making waves. The engineering curriculum is infused with study of the arts, humanities and social sciences, and entrepreneurship, and students learn through project-based, collaborative endeavors while gaining experience by presenting and communicating their work to others. 

    Position Description

    Olin's founding, unique culture, and creative and scholarly output have left us with a varied and exciting collection of artifacts.  In the Library's Archive, we estimate there are between 200-300 items to catalog in addition to several collections of photographs. Material formats vary from bound documents, rare books and faculty publications to student projects, clothing, documentaries, shovels, and photographs.  In concert with Olin's 20th Anniversary, we are looking for an enthusiastic archivist to take on this challenge.

    Duties 

    Over the course of this engagement, you will:

    • Work independently to:
      • Apply metadata and create records to establish first index of Olin College Archives
      • Process archival material for long term physical storage
    • Work in concert with the Librarians to
      • Develop selection criteria, procedures and local taxonomy for processing archival collections
      • Produce written protocol for digitization of archival material (Digitization will not be completed)

    Qualifications

    Applicant must be enrolled in a graduate program with a significant emphasis in archival management/studies or a recent graduate of such a program.  A successful candidate will have some experience with the independent duties listed above either through coursework or independent projects. Familiarity with MARC, Dublin Core, MARCEdit or other XML transformation software, and archival metadata standards required. This position will require you to lift up to 30 pounds and spend long periods of time working independently once project parameters are finalized.

     

    Compensation: $20/hr, 20hrs a week for 10 weeks

    About the Library

    We are a varied set of practitioners, expressing both new and familiar library ideals in a form appropriate to our community.  We're open 24hrs a day, every day the college is open to our community.  We're open to the public weekdays, 9am to 5pm.

     

    We are small

    • A full-time staff of three
    • A collection of ~15K physical books
    • A STEM-focused eResource collection

     

    We are defined by our context

    • Olin's modus operandi is hands-on, project-based learning
    • Students actively shape the Library, the Curriculum, and the College
    • We operate in an community that deeply adheres to its honor code

     

    Send resume and brief cover letter to library@olin.edu

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    Archivists, The Winthrop Group, New York, NY

    #1 - PROJECT ARCHIVIST POSITIONS
    Two Full or Part-Time positions
    Location:  New York City Metropolitan Area
    Begin Date:  Immediately
    Duration:  6 months

    The Winthrop Group's Information & Archival Services Division is seeking candidates for two temporary project archivist positions.  The successful candidates will report to a Winthrop Lead Archivist who will be responsible for training and for oversight of work assignments. The range of archives-related assignments with Winthrop clients may include any, several, or all of the following:

    • records surveys of analog and/or digital resources
    • preparing archival collections for storage
    • developing finding aids and/or capturing and recording metadata
    • implementation of records retention schedules
    • project planning

    Potential Areas of Responsibility

    • Reviewing  unprocessed records collections in multiple formats and identifying archival records
    • Preparing preliminary subject analysis and physical condition inventories
    • Accurately capturing names, subjects, dates, formats, and other descriptive and identifying data and/or preparing various finding aids  
    • Drafting work plan(s) for processing
    • Weeding records having no informational or intrinsic value
    • Arranging, rehousing, and cataloging analog records in accord with standard archival practices and protocols
    • Assessing electronic records and preparing them for ingest
    • Assisting with retrieval and research

    Minimum Qualifications  

    • Bachelor's degree in history  or other subject
    • Two years of experience and/or education in archives and records management, information sciences, or a related field
    • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in basic archives processing methodologies including familiarity with archival arrangement and description and development of finding aids
    • Familiarity with database software and applications in archives
    • Clear and accurate writing skills

    Helpful Qualifications

    • Graduate degree in Archives Management, Library and Information Sciences (with archives component)
    • Certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists
    • Experience with electronic records and familiarity with digital formats

    To Apply: Email cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three references to David Kay at dkay@winthropgroup.com and Sam Markham at smarkham@winthropgroup.com 

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

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS

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

    • PROCESS and CATALOG selected records for the purpose of accomplishing accessibility and enabling use of these resources
    • ADD to an existing taxonomy utilizing defined vocabularies associated with the archival assets of a major consulting services company
    • CONDUCT RESEARCH and develop content for specified topics
    • IDENTIFY materials that may be particularly appropriate for digitization
    • APPLY professional methods and insights to ensure quality results that will support the retrieval needs of our client's diverse information and knowledge users
    • PARTICIPATE as an active member of a team.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • MLIS or MA in history with a certificate in archival management
    • Experience processing and cataloging archival records
    • Experience working in business archives
    • Experience undertaking content development with various documentary resources
    • Familiarity with electronic records management (ERM)
    • Familiarity with basic preservation techniques
    • Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 35-40 lbs. 
    • Proficiency in using Microsoft Excel and content management systems
    • Familiarity with Alfresco desirable.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT
    The Assistant Archivist will work in an office environment in Manhattan's Garment District and in a storage environment as needed. The individual must be comfortable working alone when necessary.  No travel anticipated.

    DURATION & STATUS
    This is a contract position that will extend to December 28, 2018 with possibility of an extension.  

    APPLY
    E-mail brief cover letter, resume, and the names, titles, and contact information for three references, and a brief writing sample to:
    Eunice Liu
    Lead Archivist
    Email address: eliu@winthropgroup.com

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    Intern, Digital Archives, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

    Johns Hopkins University Digital Archives Summer Internship

    Internship description

    The Johns Hopkins University Archives seeks qualified applicants for the position of Digital Archives intern. The intern will assist JHU's Digital Archivist in various activities related to the Archives' program managing born-digital archives and manuscript collections.

    Responsibilities

    • Web archiving (15-20 hours/week): Activities will include studying and learning Archive-It (the Archives' web content harvester), preparing and running test crawls, analyzing reports, adjusting crawl scope, documenting appraisal activities, running real crawls, and performing quality control.
    • Processing born-digital collections (10-15 hours/week): Activities will include ingesting primary source born-digital records into the Library's repository, and arranging and describing files according to archival standards.
    • Assisting with transfers/records analyses/documentation (5-10 hours/week): Activities will include arranging for transfer of university records (in both analog and digital form) from campus offices to archives, accessioning university records, and assisting University Archivist in documenting appraisal decisions about university records.

     

    Qualifications

    • Enrollment in Simmons' Graduate School in Library and Information Science
    • Understanding of major archival concepts
    • Familiarity with and expressed interest in concepts related to the management of born-digital archival collections
    • Familiarity with archival description and communication standards, including DACS and EAD
    • Familiarity with archival metadata management tools such as Archivist's Toolkit and ArchivesSpace
    • Excellent research, writing, and communications skills

     

    Term of employment

    The internship will be a full-time position for five weeks, comprising approximately 187.5 hours (37.5 hours per week).  Start and end dates are flexible provided they fall between June 1 and August 30.

    Compensation

    The intern will receive a stipend of $4,500. He or she will be responsible for securing lodging in Baltimore.

    To apply

    Please email cover letter, resume, and any inquiries to Jordon Steele, University Archivist, at jsteele@jhu.edu (no phone calls, please). There is no application deadline, but review of applications will begin in February. For more information about the University Archives, please visit https://www.library.jhu.edu/library-departments/special-collections/university-archives/.

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    Librarian, LibGig, Los Angeles, CA

    LibGig, a division of LAC Group, is searching for a Temporary, Part-Time Librarian for a public library in the Los Angeles-San Gabriel Valley area. This position should last at least 4-5 months for one evening a week along with Fridays and Saturdays.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Children and Adult reference desk services including checking out materials, shelving, cataloging, library dues and late fees and basic directional reference.


    QUALIFICATIONS

    • A Master's Degree in Library Sciences is strongly preferred.
    • At least 1 year of previous library experience in either a public or academic library environment.
    • Knowledge of automated library information systems, software and equipment and principles and practices of cataloging and classification procedures for a variety of materials and formats.


    To apply, visit: https://goo.gl/pgeHgF

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    Librarian, Law Inspection, LAC Federal, Washington D.C.

    LAC Federal is seeking a qualified Librarian I to work with Law materials at a major government library in Washington, DC. The ideal candidate will possess a strong attention to detail, be adaptable to change, and take direction well. This is a full time (40 hour a week; Monday to Friday) position, benefited.

    Qualifications:

    • MLS required
    • Demonstrated experience reviewing the completed work of others for quality control
    • Previous experience working in a law library preferred
    • Previous experience using an integrated library system, preferably Voyager
    • Knowledge of online catalogs, MARC records, and basic cataloging procedures for legal monographs and serials
    • Working knowledge of processing legal materials in various languages
    • Strong attention to and ability to work with great detail
    • Ability to meet deadlines and exceed fixed production quotas
    • Able to lift or push 50 lbs.

    To apply, visit: https://goo.gl/Pw5G7p

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    Call for Nominations: The 2018 SIGUSE Outstanding Contribution to Information Behavior Research Award

    Call for Nominations: The 2018 SIGUSE Outstanding Contribution to Information Behavior Research Award

    The purpose of the award is to recognize an individual for their outstanding contribution to information behavior research. The award is intended to be for achievements that have had a significant impact in the field. The award is for a systematic program of research at the level of a lifetime's work.

    *Eligibility*
    (a) Persons who have made a significant contribution to information behavior research are eligible for the award.
    (b) The award is to be made to an individual, not an organization.
    (c) Persons who have received the Award in the past are not eligible in future years.

    *The nomination package shall consist of the following*:
    (a) Nominating letter (1-2 pages), stating why the candidate deserves the award;
    (b) The name, address, and phone number of the person making the nomination;
    (c) The name, address, and phone number of the candidate for the award;
    (d) Supporting documents including the nominee's CV, up to two letters of support, and up to two publications that most reflect the nominee's research contributions or impact.

    *Nominations must be submitted to the SIGUSE Awards Chair, Sanghee Oh (sanghee.oh@cnu.ac.kr) by March 1.*

    Please find the detail about the award here: https://siguse.wordpress.com/outstanding-contribution-to-information-behavior-research-award/


    The past winners of the award are available from here: https://siguse.wordpress.com/academy-of-fellows/

    Please feel free to email, Sanghee Oh, the SIGUSE Awards Chair (sanghee.oh@cnu.ac.kr), for questions.

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    Information Services Account Manager, LAC Federal, Rockville, MD

    LAC Federal is seeking a qualified Information Services Account Manager to work in our office located at the Rockville Town Center/Town Square in Rockville. This is a full time permanent position with benefits.

    RESONSIBILITIES
    Responsibilities of this position include owning and cultivating client relationships for assigned clients during the implementation phase and throughout the ongoing relationship. This candidate must have excellent communication and client management skills in order to maintain positive client relations. This candidate must be a self-starter, who is able to work in a fast paced dynamic environment. They must be adaptable, and possess initiative to produce improvements both internally and with clients.

    The responsibility of the Account Manager is to be the primary point of contact for clients. They will oversee multiple client projects at one time, proactively monitor staff performance, manage costs, and develop program improvement strategies. Frequent communication to both internal and external stakeholders is critical. This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing company and gain versatile management experience.

    CLIENT SKILLS REQUIRED

    • Assess/evaluate client requirements against existing programs, scope of project, manage project plan and schedule
    • Ensure customer satisfaction through follow-up, client responsiveness, and thorough communication
    • Ability to multi-task and prioritize and meet aggressive deadlines
    • Responsible for managing client expectations
    • Ability to manage multiple clients and projects/tasks simultaneously.
    • Ability to command a group of individuals in a room and be assertive in a public environment.
    • Strong internal communication skills including ability to work with all levels of the organization (sales, marketing, operations).
    • Demonstrated focus and commitment to measured results
    • Excellent writing and verbal skills
    • Results-oriented approach with a "can do" attitude and a passion for the details
    • Superior work ethic and commitment to customer satisfaction - both internal and external


    POSITION SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILTIES

    • Subject matter knowledge of libraries, archives, museums, or other data/information services
    • Maintain and improve client satisfaction through responsiveness, strong working relationships, successful projects and delivering value at all times
    • Presentation and communication skills
    • Must be able to always evaluate impacts to the bigger picture and develop working solutions to issues as they arise
    • Responsible for ensuring Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) instructions are executed for all account activity
    • Teamwork: Work closely staff and clients; appropriately identifying client needs and follow-up activities
    • Travel: Local travel (within DC metro area) is required (50%)
    • Federal proposal writing and editing support
    • Documentation: Responsible for utilizing (and creating) documents/deliverables necessary for providing exceptional services and ensuring communication of the project plan. Create new deliverables/best practices for services to enhance performance


    QUALIFICATIONS

    • 3+ years related experience and/or training
    • Master's degree in library, archives, data/information services preferred


    To apply, visit: https://goo.gl/VzgEur

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    Call for Participation: CHIIR 2018 Workshop on Barriers to Interactive IR Resources Re-use

    First Call for Participation: BIIRRR 2018

    CHIIR 2018 Workshop on Barriers to Interactive IR Resources Re-use

    Thursday, March 15 2018, 9:00-17:00

    http://toinebogers.com/biirrr2018

    The goal of the BIIRRR 2018 workshop is to serve as a starting point for a community-driven effort to design and implement a platform for the collection, organization, maintenance, and sharing of resources for interactive information retrieval (IIR) experimentation. Examples include search tasks, experimental protocols, questionnaire designs, reporting standards, evaluation procedures, data collections, and the search interaction data produced in such experiments.

    While the idea of collecting such resources in a central location is perhaps not a new one, the effort required in designing, implementing, and maintaining such a platform can only be borne by the community as a collective effort.

    Please join us in a full-day workshop to brainstorm about the shape this iRepository should take. A pre-workshop survey will gather information on IIR experimental data and repository requirements.

    One of the goals of the workshop is to produce a set of requirements and activities in order to develop an iRepository, which the organizers commit to publishing as a short report right after the workshop. After this immediate follow-up, we then plan further documented dissemination of the workshop outcomes but also envisage a more extensive activity, such as a Dagstuhl Seminar, which will provide the time to discuss the requirements and solutions in more detail.

    Tentative program:

    Introduction of workshop purpose, goals and planned activities

    -2 keynotes:
    ---Nils Pharo, Oslo Metropolitan University: The importance and challenges for standardization in IIR Evaluation - Basis for an iRepository
    ---Luanne Freund, University of British Columbia: Previous experiences at IIR evaluation campaigns: INEX, TREC, CLEF, RepAST
    -2 break-out sessions:
    ---Viewpoints on standardization: which components of IIR experiments could be re-used?
    ---Requirements for IIR reuse: how can documentation and archiving be standardized?

    BIIRRR 2018 Workshop homepage: http://toinebogers.com/biirrr2018

    Registration for BIIRR 2018 Workshop: http://sigir.org/chiir2018

    Contact the organizers: biirrr@googlegroups.com

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    Call for Applications: Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award

    The application period for the Society of American Archivists 2018 Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award is currently open, with a deadline of February 28, 2018.

     

    The Pinkett Award was established in 1993 to recognize and acknowledge minority graduate students, such as those of African, Asian, Latino or Native American descent, who, through scholastic and personal achievement, manifest an interest in becoming professional archivists and active members of the Society of American Archivists. Sponsored by the Archivists and Archives of Color Section, the award is named in honor of archival pioneer Harold T. Pinkett, the first African American appointed archivist at the National Archives.

     

    Up to two recipients of the award will receive full complimentary registration and related expenses for hotel and travel to attend the Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. August 12-18, 2018. In addition, each recipient receives a complimentary one-year membership in SAA.

     

    For more details or to download the application form please visit: https://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-pinkett

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    Archives Interns, IFRC, Geneva, Switzerland

    Archives intern positions, Geneva, Switzerland

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

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

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

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

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

    The closing date for applications is February 5th, 2018. The full job posting, and instructions for applying on-line, may be found at:
    http://www.ifrc.org/en/who-we-are/working-with-us/current-vacancies/job-description/?id=5126

    No response will be given to email messages.
    The short-listed candidates will be interviewed by telephone.

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    Research and Instruction Librarians, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

    Research and Instruction Librarian (Two Openings), Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

     

    Wellesley College seeks two highly motivated and creative social sciences Research & Instruction Librarians devoted to public service in a liberal arts college environment.

    We seek candidates who take an expansive approach to the work of libraries, to the possibilities afforded by information technologies for achieving the college's goals for student and faculty work, and to the integration of their work across the team, the organization, and the college.

    The Librarians will work collaboratively as key members of the Research Services team to build a community of students who are information literate and confident lifelong learners. These Librarians will act as liaisons to social sciences and some related interdisciplinary departments, offering innovative support for the teaching, learning, and academic research in social sciences disciplines. In this capacity, one position will be responsible for social and behavioral sciences disciplines, while the other position will be responsible for historical, social, and ethical studies disciplines.

    The Librarians will continually assess social science disciplinary needs, seeking thoughtful ways to address them through collaborations with faculty and fellow instructors on assignment design, integrated instruction, individual consultations, and support for independent learning. As part of the deeply merged Research and Instruction Support team of librarians and instructional technologists, the Librarians support faculty and students in all disciplines in the exploration and application of new technologies and methodologies for digital scholarship and scholarly inquiry.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Develop and provide innovative and effective library instruction and in-depth research support for faculty and students in liaison disciplines.

    • Develop and provide support for quantitative and/or qualitative data use, interpretation, visualization, and management in close collaboration with Research and Instructional Support colleagues, including the GIS and Data Instructional Technology Librarian.

    • Create programming, resources, projects, and other forms of support for digital scholarship in one or more areas such as network analysis, text analysis/mining, image analysis, mapping, or other technologies or methodologies.

    • Work with collections librarians on general collection development in liaison disciplines. Advocate for collection development and systems improvements or adoption in support of the social sciences, especially around the topics of data management and data visualization.

    • Keep abreast of scholarly trends, resources, and new technologies in liaison disciplines with a view toward their application in research and instruction.

    • Other duties as assigned.

       

    Required

    • Master's degree in Library and Information Science or related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution.

    • Academic background in a behavioral or social science field such as political science, economics, sociology, anthropology, or history, and/or significant experience supporting the social sciences.

    • Demonstrated experience and comfort providing effective instruction and consultations.

    • Interest in following new developments in social science data gathering techniques and sources, analysis, and visualization.

    • Ability to collaboratively tackle problems and new projects with enthusiasm, tact, and humor.

    • Comfort with risk taking and change in a rapidly evolving profession.

    • Interest in offering a wide variety of campus support in addition to core/traditional responsibilities, as part of a merged Library and Technology organization.

       

    Preferred

    • MLS and 3-­5 years relevant experience

    • Experience identifying and gathering data sets (IPUMS, ICPSR, census or survey data, etc.)

    • Experience with quantitative and/or qualitative analysis techniques and software packages (SAS, SPSS, Stata, R, Atlas.ti, NVivo).

    • Experience with at least one area of digital scholarship and data visualization (network analysis, text analysis/mining, mapping, digital publishing and archives, etc.)

    • Experience developing modules for online or blended learning settings.

    • Experience with assessment projects, particularly learning assessment or long-term (1 year or longer) assessment projects.

     
    How To Apply
    Position will be open until filled; early applications are encouraged.

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    Multiple Positions, WGBH, Boston, MA

    1. Job Title: Archivist

    Position Overview: The Archivist is responsible for the application of professional archival principles and practices to the Peabody Awards Digitization Project, the Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowship, and various other assignments involving the WGBH Media Library and Archives and the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. 

    Illustrative Tasks: 

    Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowship 

    • Assists the Project Manager in communications with Fellows, hosts, and local mentors
    • Coordinate blog posts by Fellows
    • Coordinate centralization and publication of documentation created by the Fellows
    • Coordinate webinars, including communication with speakers and staff
    • Provide support to the Engagement and Use Manager in promotion of the project
    • Coordinate with the fellows on ingest of digitized content into the AAPB 


    Antiques Roadshow, Peabody Awards, Riverside Church Digitization Project 

    • Coordinate QC of digitized video and audio files
    • Communicate with partners at Antiques Roadshow and digitization vendor
    • Communicate with partners at University of Georgia and digitization vendor
    • Communicate with partners at Riverside Church and digitization vendor
    • Coordinate metadata ingest and updating of records as they are cataloged
    • Ingest proxy files, uploading to Sony Ci
    • Coordinate with programmer analyst and metadata specialist on creation and indexing of speech-to-text transcripts 


    American Archive of Public Broadcasting - General 

    • Ingest metadata records into the AAPB
    • Validate digital file acquisitions for integrity and accuracy
    • Normalize filenames and formats in accordance with AAPB policies
    • Generate and manage preservation and technical metadata
    • Create and validate proxy files and upload to Sony Ci
    • Support long-term preservation of files on LTO tape

     

    Skills:

    Required: 

    • Familiarity with metadata standards including PBCore
    • Familiarity with XML
    • Familiarity with digital preservation best practices and open source tools
    • Understanding of best practices around audiovisual media
    • Ability to effectively express ideas and information verbally, and in writing
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Excellent time management skills
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
    • Ability to successfully balance time and achieve goals across multiple projects
    • Enthusiasm for public media and its history
    • Demonstrated interest/investment in audiovisual archives 



    Desired 

    • Familiarity with open source tools used to manage audiovisual media including FFmpeg, MediaInfo, and QCTools
    • Experience collaborating with remote partners on projects across multiple institutions
    • Experience working with digitization vendors
    • Previous experience in an audiovisual and/or digital archive setting.

     

    Master's degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent degree required.

     

    To apply for this position, please visit http://www.wgbh.org/about/employmentOpportunities.cfm, job # P-03713

     

     

    1. Job Title: Project Manager

    Position Overview: Reporting to the Associate Director, the Project Manager will manage and execute ambitious digitization projects including the PBS NewsHour Digitization Project, Riverside Church WRVR Digitization Project, and Peabody Awards Digitization Project. In this role, the Project Manager will have complete oversight and accountability over staff assigned to these projects. The Project Manager will also be responsible for overseeing contractor/vendor and project collaborator work related to these projects. The Project Manager will coordinate with other departments and colleagues in the foundation as necessary, including legal counsel, MLA developers, and Project Finance. The position will lead the decision-making and issue resolution on these projects, ensuring the overall success of the projects, that projects stay on schedule and deliverables are achieved. 

    AAPB Acquisitions Management 
    The Project Manager will oversee communications with potential contributing organizations to ensure proper delivery of digital video and/or audio files and metadata to the AAPB. The Project Manager will also coordinate with potential contributing organizations on digitization grant proposals and vendor RFPs. 

    Workflow Coordination 
    The Project Manager will continually evaluate and enhance AAPB digitization and ingest workflows, in collaboration with other team members.

    Required Skills: 

    • 1-2 years experience coordinating successful digitization projects
    • Excellent cross-functional project management skills
    • Superior critical-thinking and problem solving skills
    • Strong analytical and quantitative skills; ability to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions, recommendations and drive actions
    • Strengths in problem solving, issue-resolution, attention to detail, and ability to successfully manage multiple complex projects simultaneously
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
    • Demonstrated experience engaging with and influencing external collaborators and other internal departments
    • An appreciation for and an understanding of the public media landscape

     

    Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree in Moving Image Archive Preservation or equivalent highly preferred.

     

    To apply for this position, please visit http://www.wgbh.org/about/employmentOpportunities.cfm, job # P-03704

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    Digitization Assistant, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

    Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America

    Job Opportunity

    TitleTemporary, part-time Digitization Assistant at the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

     

    About the Schlesinger:

    The Schlesinger Library draws thousands of researchers each year to study the history of women in the United States. The library holds letters and diaries, photographs, books and periodicals, ephemera, oral histories, and audiovisual materials that document the history of women, families, and organizations, primarily in the 19th and 20th centuries. It is also home to an extensive culinary collection and the Radcliffe Archives. Manuscript collection highlights include the papers of Harriet Beecher-Stowe, Mae West, Julia Child, the National Organization for Women, and Amelia Earhart. Books and periodical collections include rare etiquette books, newsletters, and cookbooks.

     

    Library Website: 

    For more information on our collections, go to:

    https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/schlesinger-library

     

    Description:

    The Schlesinger Library has an immediate opening for a digitization assistant. Under the direction of the Librarian/Archivist for Digital Initiatives, the digitization assistant performs a variety of tasks including preparation of collection materials for digitization, review of recently digitized collections for accuracy, enters data in databases and spreadsheets, maintains statistics, and completes other duties as assigned. Previous experience working with Microsoft Excel and databases required. Attention to detail is critical. Excellent writing skills preferred. Experience with FileMaker Pro is a plus.

     

    Tasks include:

    • Handle archival materials
    • Compare original documents with digitized copies to identify any mismatches
    • Data entry and related work with in-house spreadsheets and databases
    • Maintain relevant statistics
    • Write clear, usable documentation

     

    Requirements:

    • Familiarity with Excel, Microsoft Word, and some database experience
    • Ability to carry out repetitive tasks and maintain focus
    • Proven attention to detail
    • Ability to interact well with other staff
    • No mold allergies
    • Ability to lift boxes up to 40 pounds on a regular basis

     

     

    Location:

    Schlesinger Library, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

     

    Hours:

    Start date for this position is negotiable but no later than Monday, March 5, 2018.

    Work is up to 15 hours per week for 3 months from start date.

    Hours must be filled Monday-Friday, 9-5, in blocks of 5 hours or more. Ideally, hours will be completed in two 7 hour days per week.

     

    Salary: $14.00/hr

     

    How to Apply:

    Applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume to the contact person listed below. Please, no phone calls.

     

    Contact:

    Amy Benson

    Librarian/Archivist for Digital Initiatives

    E-mail: amy_benson@radcliffe.harvard.edu

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    Social Work/Psychology/Education Librarian, University of Maryland Libraries, Priddy Library, Rockville, MD

    The Priddy Library is seeking an innovative and enthusiastic information professional who will offer liaison services to the Social Work, Psychology and Education Programs at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG). The Librarian will provide subject-specific information literacy instruction, manage collections related to assigned subject areas, maintain strong relationships with faculty and students in assigned undergraduate and graduate programs, and implement curricula, research and technological innovation at USG.
    Qualifications:
    REQUIRED: Education - MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or from a master's level program in library and information studies accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country. Or an advanced degree in education, psychology, social work or related field.
    Experience - Experience providing reference and/or consultation and research assistance. Experience using electronic resources. Familiarity with literacy instruction and/or information education. At least two years professional or workplace experience.
    PREFERRED: Education - Advanced degree in education, psychology, social work or related field.
    Experience - Experience with or aptitude for working effectively and creatively with faculty and students. Knowledge of public data sets and data management practices. Familiarity with the research process and evolving models of scholarly communication, open access, institutional repositories, and other trends in information science. Demonstrated knowledge of and enthusiasm for the integration of new technologies into the delivery of information services. Experience with collection development. Experience using digital and web technologies in the delivery of library services. Ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population. Flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work successfully in a complex, dynamic environment with competing demands. Strong public service orientation. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated an ability to work well both independently and collaboratively with colleagues, faculty, and staff in a rapidly changing and dynamic environment. Commitment to professional growth.
    How to Apply:
    Submit cover letter, resume and references at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/56762
    For best consideration apply by February 19, 2018.
    Diversity Statement:
    The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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    Senior Director of Administration & Finance, Audubon Society of Rhode Island, Smithfield, RI

    Working in close partnership with the Executive Director, other senior directors, and program managers at multiple sites, the Senior Director of Finance and Administration provides leadership and overall direction for activities related to finance and accounting, information systems, and office management for the Audubon Society of Rhode Island.

    This position also has direct responsibility for the administration, development, and maintenance of payroll, benefits, employee hiring and legal compliance. Additionally, this position works with Executive Director and senior directors to coordinate other human resource (HR) functions including employee relations, volunteer coordination, compensation and performance management, staff development and training, internal communications, and recruiting.

    The duties of this position are highly confidential and require a thorough knowledge of the Society's policies and procedures, and GAAP and HR practices. The Senior Director of Finance and Administration reports to the Executive Director, supervises bookkeeping and administrative staff and volunteers, and works closely with other department staff.

    Please send cover letter and resume to Anthony Caparelli at tcaparelli@asri.org

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    President, EcoTarium, Worcester, MA

    The EcoTarium, located in New England's second largest city, seeks its next President to lead this award-winning, mid-sized museum to its next level of growth and excellence. Founded in 1825, EcoTarium's mission is to "inspire a passion for science and nature" by engaging individuals and families in an interactive and vibrant indoor/outdoor experience on 55 acres. The hallmarks of the 61,000-square foot museum are its permanent and changing interactive exhibits, enlivened by a rich array of educational programs and unique special events. The museum's latest permanent exhibit, City Science: The Science You Live, opened in January 2017.

    The ideal candidate will possess at least 10 years of increasing experience with fiscal responsibility in the museum, cultural, educational sectors or a similarly complex organization. A strategic and visionary thinker with an entrepreneurial spirit, the ideal candidate will have experience evaluating and growing institutional programs and exhibits. The candidate must have a strong track record of decisive and effective leadership and have proven operation, development, and financial management skills. A talented friend-raiser and fearless fund-raiser, the successful candidate will build on the recently completed Phase II of the Third Century Capital Campaign to consolidate and grow the museum as one of the premier science-based, informal learning family destinations in the region and beyond.

    HOW TO APPLY

    The EcoTarium is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants.

    To apply, please visit ecotarium.org/jobs/president.

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    Study Abroad Course, SISLT, Ireland & UK

    Study Abroad with SISLT in Ireland and the United Kingdom

    https://sislt.missouri.edu/2017/12/study-abroad-with-sislt-in-ireland-and-the-united-kingdom/

     

    Spend part of next summer making the trip of a lifetime, earning class credit, and learning about libraries and librarianship.

     

    This course is designed to help students understand different models of programming that support social justice -- providing people various tools that they need in order to engage with society and live full lives. The term "Social Exclusion" is often used in the U.K. in order to express the idea that people with certain qualities are often excluded from the goods and services that others take for granted. This might mean the elderly, minorities, GLBT people, and others. Libraries today go above and beyond providing books for people. During this study abroad trip , we will visit libraries that have won awards for reaching out to some of these underserved communities. You will participate in programs that will help you understand their programs, informing your future practice of librarianship for social justice, while you learn about the history of the libraries and the countries we visit.

     

    Key Information

    • Program dates: July 14 to July 31

    • 3-credit course offering: IS&LT 9410: International Libraries in Context
    • Open to graduate students interested in libraries and librarianship
    • Application deadline: April 1, 2018
    • CAPA The Global Education Network will manage the logistics, safety, etc. for all students enrolled in this study abroad program.

    Program Cost: $3695

    Program cost includes

    • Tuition and fees
    • Room and board
    • On-ground travel
    • Welcome and farewell dinner
    • Site visits to national, academic and public libraries
    • Day trips to historic and cultural centers
    • Professional site visits... and more!

    Program cost does not include

    • Airfare

    • Entertainment
    • Personal expenses (i.e., souvenirs)

    Interested?

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    Interns, Library & Archives, Yellowstone Research Library, Gardiner, MT

    Library & Archives Internships

    Yellowstone National Park

    Summer 2018

    Yellowstone National Park is seeking two interns for summer 2018: one for the research library and one for the archives. The interns will gain practical experience working in their professional field and will be mentored by professional staff in each discipline.  Interns will function as an entry-level employee and will be expected to exhibit professional dress and demeanor and adhere to a 40-hour work week as determined by the supervisors.

     

    Stipend: Interns will be paid a stipend of $3000, plus housing, via our partner Yellowstone Forever.

     

    Duration: The positions are full-time (40 hours per week) for 10 weeks, with the schedule and starting date negotiable.

     

    Housing & Transportation: Shared park housing is assigned for this position.  There is no public transportation; an automobile is required for transportation to and from work.

     

    Qualifications: Applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate library or archives program or be a recent (within the previous calendar year) graduate.

    Application Procedure: Applicants must specify to which internship they are applying and submit the application to the appropriate contact as indicated below.  Applicants interested in both internships must submit a separate application for each position. Applicants must submit the following: 

    • Cover letter detailing relevant previous and current coursework, previous practicum or internship experiences, related work experience, and what you specifically hope to gain from this internship.
    • Resume, detailing the following:

    o   For library internship: Include details of library circulation, reference desk, and cataloging experience gained on the job or through coursework. Include public speaking experience for the public tour aspect of internship.  

    o   For archives internship: Include collections processed, if any, with details such as type, size, formats, processing level(s) applied, and any standards, authorities, or schema used. Include details of reference desk and/or public speaking experience gained on the job or through coursework.

    • List of three professional references and contact information
    • Unofficial copy of your graduate transcript or other document showing courses taken, grade received, and current courses enrolled.

     

    Application Deadline: Application materials must be received via email or postmarked no later than January 29, 2018.  See below for specific contact information.

    Security: Since 9/11, the federal government has required background investigations on all employees using computers, including interns and volunteers. The successful applicant must complete a background investigation form and be finger-printed by a law enforcement agency.

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    Metadata Librarian, Hebrew Specialty, Brandeis University Library, Waltham, MA

    Metadata Librarian - Hebrew Specialty

    Brandeis University Library; Waltham, MA

    Brandeis University seeks to hire a Metadata Librarian with a Hebrew Specialty. Under the general supervision of the Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources & Discovery, Processes print material and non-print material, including serials, in a variety of languages and formats. Coordinates the flow of material through the Resource Management and Assessment department (RMA). Contributes to training and development of workflow, policies. procedures and documentation for the unit. Creates descriptive and subject metadata for a wide range of information resources with a focus on Hebrew material.

     

    Examples of Key Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for creating and updating complex descriptive and subject metadata for information resources in a variety of languages and formats, including digital resources, multimedia works, rush and reserve materials with a special focus on Hebrew material.
    • Contributes to training, development,  and implementation of workflow, policies, procedures and documentation for all activities metadata creation and collection processing, including cataloging bibliographic maintenance. Responsible for management of links to authority records in the online environment. Hires and supervises student assistants for these activities.
    • Responsible for managing projects within the Resource Management and Assessment department. Works with staff in Library Systems and throughout Library Services to maintain a quality online bibliographic environment , including coordination of database management activities
    • Analyzes new workflows and vendor services
    • Other duties as assigned.

     

    Qualifications:

    • REQUIRED: Master's Degree in Library or Library/Information Sciences; Proficiency in Hebrew; experience with OCLC, MARC, AACR2, and evolving standards like RDA ; experience with automated library systems and library processing ; excellent analytical skills and aptitude for detail-oriented work ; fluency in the English language ; ability to work as part of a team.
    • PREFERRED: completed NACO training; experience with the Ex Libris ALMA automated library system; relevant cataloging experience in an academic library; experience with supervising students and management workflows and projects ; proficiency in other foreign language(s) .

     

    How to Apply:

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

     

     

    Closing Statement:

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

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    Library Aide, John F. Kennedy Elementary School, Somerville, MA

    The position available is for a part-time library aide at the John F. Kennedy Elementary School in the Somerville Public School district. The school is located about a four minute walk from the Red line in Porter Square. 

    The weekly hours are between 18-20 and whoever is hired would be paid $16.50 an hour. The person hired would work four days a week. The schedule would be as follows: 8:15am-3:15pm on Mondays and 8:15am- 11:45am on Tues-Thurs with Friday's off. The school is for students between Kindergarten and 8th grade.

    There is no need for a public school teaching certification, only evidence that the student is working towards their master's degree in Library Science.

    Applicants will have to submit to a background check before being hired. Any interested parties should send their resume and a short cover letter detailing their interest and ability to crein@k12.somerville.ma.us.

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    Assistant Professor, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA

    Tenure Track Assistant Professor

    Valdosta State University

    Department Of Library and Information Studies

    Applications are invited for a ten-month position of Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science in the Department of Library and Information Studies at Valdosta State University. Responsibilities include teaching graduate courses, research, and service to the Department, University, profession, and community.  More information about the Program is available at http://www.valdosta.edu/mlis/.

    General Summary of Responsibilities

    The Department of Library and Information Studies invites applicants for an academic, tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor.

    Applicants will be expected to teach in a variety of library and information studies curricular areas; conduct relevant scholarly research or equivalent activities; and provide service to the Department, College and the University as well as perform other duties as assigned.

    The Department of Library and Information Studies offers a fully online MLIS curriculum accredited by the American Library Association Committee on Accreditation (ALA COA). Successful candidate will be required to maintain a physical presence at the campus during the work week.

    Required Qualifications

    • Earned doctorate in Library and Information Studies or closely related field (PhD or E.D.)
    • MLIS, MLS, or equivalent professional degree from an accredited library and information science graduate degree program.
    • Professional work experience in a library or information center.
    • Clearly articulated academic research agenda that demonstrates potential to meet tenure requirements and contribute to scholarly literature.
    • Online higher education course teaching experience.
    • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, as well as scholarship.
    • Commitment to diversity and inclusion.
    • Demonstrated commitment to team-based departmental management model.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience teaching online graduate MLIS courses.
    • Demonstrated experience teaching the organization of information, cataloging, classification, and/or metadata.
    • Demonstrated experience with library and information center technical services.
    • Experience in mentoring or advising students.
    • Familiarity with adult learning styles.
    • Ability to evaluate scholarly communication in student work.
    • Willingness to assist in admissions and recruiting.
    • Familiarity with learning assessment methods.
    • Understands program assessment in higher education.
    • Familiarity with American Library Association Committee On Accreditation process.
    • Demonstrated experience with project management in an academic setting.
    • Commitment to service in an academic setting.

    About the Program

    The Department of Library and Information Studies offers a fully online MLIS curriculum accredited by the American Library Association committee on Accreditation (ALA COA). Successful candidate will be required to maintain a physical presence at the campus during the work week.

    The VSU MLIS program offers those joining the faculty an opportunity to make a difference in the quality of library services in Georgia and beyond.  We enjoy a temperate climate and Southern hospitality.  Valdosta is served by a regional airport and is within a two-hour drive of Jacksonville, Gainesville, and Tallahassee, Florida; and Macon, Georgia.  The student body numbers about 11,000 of which approximately 2,000 are graduate students.  For more information about the University visit http://www.valdosta.edu.  For more information about the community visit http://www.valdostachamber.com/.

    To Apply

    Online application is required and should be submitted at https://valdosta.peopleadmin.com/postings/15582. For more information on this position please contact Dr. Linda Most, Department Head via email lrmost@valdosta.edu or phone 229-245-6534. VSU is an Equal Opportunity educational institution and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. VSU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.

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    Associate Fellowship Program, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD

    The National Library of Medicine (NIH) Associate Fellowship Program will be accepting applications until January 26, 2018. The Program supports participants who are pursuing or have received a Master's degree in Library Science or Informatics to conduct research at universities, colleges, and U.S. government laboratories throughout the United States.

     

    The Associate Fellowship financial support includes:

    • Annual stipend of $54,972
    • Additional funding to support purchase of group health insurance
    • Up to $1,500 in relocation support
    • Funding to support attendance at local and national conferences

     

    Recent Master's graduates or Master's students who will soon complete their degrees are encouraged to apply. The fellowships offer a very competitive annual stipend and an annual travel allowance for the participant. We appreciate any assistance in helping us identify competitive candidates for this prestigious fellowship.

     

    Please visit our website (https://orise.orau.gov/nih/) for details, and our opportunity (https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/3554) for details, and feel free to share this e-mail with your colleagues.

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    Reference and Digital Services Librarian, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

    The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Knowledge Services Group (KSG) seeks a Reference and Digital Services Librarians to join its Knowledge and Technical Services Section. The selectees will perform reference and instructional services, and will maintain and develop web-based information tools and services. 

    Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree or experience; knowledge of current and emerging practices of librarianship or other fields and disciplines related to the organization of information; and an understanding of the principles of information management, metadata, and information retrieval are encouraged to apply. 

    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 at http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo.

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    Science & Engineering Outreach Librarians, Carlson Library, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

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    Director, Orange County Public Law Library, Santa Ana, CA

    The Orange County Public Law Library solicits applications for a law library director to begin work August 17, 2018. The Law Library provides legal information resources to all residents of Orange County, California. Orange County is the third most populous county in California, with over 3 million residents, 42 miles of coastline and 34 cities. Orange County offers a multitude of activities, from the arts to sports and recreation.

    The Library occupies a 47,000 square foot facility in the Orange County Civic Center in Santa Ana. The collection covers state and federal jurisdictions, in multiple formats (print, electronic and microfiche.)

    The Director plans, organizes, directs, manages and oversees the activities and operation of the Library, including public and technical services, administration, collection acquisitions, and investments; coordinates law library activities with other county and outside agencies, and provides highly complex staff assistance to the Board of Trustees, which provides policy direction. The Director represents the Library to local, state and national agencies and associations.

    Requirements:

    Education: Both a Master's degree in Library/Information Science and graduation from an accredited school of law are strongly preferred, but substantial experience may be substituted for one of those graduate degrees.

    Experience: Six years of increasingly responsible law library experience including three years of management and administrative responsibility.

    Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated record of leadership and excellence.
    • Ability to integrate emerging technologies with traditional library resources
    • In-depth knowledge of information policy and service trends impacting all types of libraries
    • Demonstrated knowledge of operations, services and activities of a comprehensive public law library
    • Ability to prepare and administer large and complex budgets, including investment and financial reporting requirements for public agencies
    • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, with all levels of employees and management, as well as with the public and outside vendors
    • Ability to effectively represent the Library to the public, the legal profession, community organizations and government agencies

    The position is compensated commensurate with candidate qualifications. Anticipated starting salary range is $125,000 - $150,000. Additional benefits include defined benefit retirement plan, annual leave accumulation based on years of service, and medical, dental, and life insurance (employee contributes to medical insurance.) The Library does not participate in Social Security.

     

    Interested candidates should submit an application including resume and names/contact information of three professional references by February 15, 2018. Send to applications@ocpll.org. Following the closing date, applications and resumes will be reviewed for qualifications. Select candidates will advance to interviews; additional interviews may be conducted. Final selection is anticipated by May, following completion of a thorough background check.

    For additional information or questions, please contact Maryruth Storer, mstorer@ocpll.org.

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    Research and Instruction Librarian/Virtual Services Coordinator, Addlestone Library, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

    The College of Charleston Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, and dynamic librarian to deliver curriculum-driven information literacy instruction in the changing technological environment of our academic library. Reporting to the Head of Research & Instruction Services, the librarian in this position provides research assistance and instruction both face-to-face and online; delivers course-related instruction on and off campus; develops library research guides and instructional materials; collaborates with academic departments as a library liaison; conducts research consultations; and designs and creates pedagogically rich tools and experiences that enhance critical thinking, promote information literacy, and foster lifelong learning. In addition, as Virtual Services Coordinator, this librarian plans, implements, maintains, and assesses virtual services; and collects, analyzes, and reports the department's user engagement statistics. The Research and Instruction Librarian is a tenure-track member of the library faculty.

     

    Qualifications, Required

    • Graduate degree in Library & Information Science (M.L.S. or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited program
    • Strong public service orientation with an aptitude for providing online and face to face information literacy instruction and reference services in an academic library
    • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and instructional technology skills
    • Commitment to professional development and the ability to meet the research, teaching, service, and professional competency requirements for tenure and promotion advancement
    • Some evening and/or weekend work may be required

     

    Qualifications, Preferred

    • Experience evaluating, selecting, and implementing instructional technologies in an academic library setting as well as knowledge of current issues and trends in pedagogy is preferred.

     

    Salary

    $48,000 - $52,000 annually (July 1- June 30)

    Review of applications will begin after 2/15/2018. Ideally, employment will begin by July 1, 2018. To apply, please upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and names and contact information for three professional references at http://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/6759.

     

    The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

    About the College

    Located in the heart of historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina, the College of Charleston is a nationally recognized, public, liberal arts and sciences university. Distinguished by a small-college feel combined with the advantages and diversity of an urban, mid-sized university, the College serves a student body from its geographical area and also attracts diverse students from national and international communities. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing a superior-quality undergraduate and graduate experience that meets society's growing educational demands.

    About the Libraries

    The College of Charleston Libraries are comprised of the Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library, the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, the John Rivers Communications Museum, the Marine Resources Library, and the North Campus Library. The combined annual budgets exceed $6 million with a team of 50 librarians and staff.

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    Photographer, Simmons College, Boston, MA

    The school of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Simmons College is seeking a freelance photographer for 3-4 hours to take headshots for students attending the Annual Career and Networking Fair. The photographer will be paid $100 an hour during their time at the career fair and $50 an hour for each hour spent developing the headshots. 

     

    Candidate should have 2 plus years experience taking and developing professional photos. 

     

    Career and Networking Fair

    Date: April 18, 2018, from 4-6 p.m.

    Where: Simmons College, 300 The Fenway, Boston, Ma. 02115

     

    If interested, please contact sliscareerfair@simmons.edu with your resume.

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    Reference/Acquisitions Librarian, Newark Law Library, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ

    The librarian provides legal reference services to the students and faculty of the law school, the University community, and the public. This includes classroom instruction, including participation in teaching Advanced Legal Research or similar courses. Reference librarians participate in the faculty liaison program. Staffing the reference desk, including some evening and weekend hours.

    This position will also involve being the acquisitions librarian for the Newark location. Under the supervision of the Director, and in coordination with the Camden acquisitions librarian, the acquisitions librarian, with substantial assistance from the rest of the reference staff, selects materials for acquisition for the library's Newark location, in accordance with the library collection development policy. This responsibility includes monographs, serials, and other materials, as well as helping to select and negotiate electronic database subscriptions. Supervision of one or more staff may be included.

    This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position which requires scholarship and service.

    For more information, click here.

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

    Title:                 Program Support Assistant II (Reference Librarian, Children's Department)

    Position:           Part-time

    Hours:              Up to 14 to 20 hours a week, including one evening a week and rotating

                            Saturdays and Sundays

    Hourly Salary:   $22.44 per hour (Schedule C)

     

    The Town of Needham is seeking an enthusiastic individual to fill the position of Program Support Assistant II

     

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

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

     

    Requirements:

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

    • Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS), or currently enrolled in an MLS program
    • Capacity to interact effectively and tactfully with the general public
    • Familiarity with automated library systems
    • Ability to perform detailed work accurately and efficiently
    • Capability to adapt to new technologies as required
    • In depth knowledge of trouble shooting computers and printers
    • Ability to deliver a variety of children's programming; familiarity with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) programming and coding language
    • Schedule includes one evening a week and rotating Saturday and Sunday hours

    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 Monday, February 19, 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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    Library Media Specialist, Peak to Peak Charter School, Lafayette, CO

    Job Title: K-12 Librarian/Library Media Specialist

    Reports To: Elementary School Principal

    Date Approved: June 5, 2013

    SUMMARY

    All employees and volunteers at Peak to Peak work together to fulfill the Peak to Peak mission statement. The thoughts reflected in this description provide structure to the responsibilities and accountabilities for this position; however, Peak to Peak expects to employ professionals who will work beyond job descriptions, creating both a fulfilling career environment and very successful outcomes for our students. Values we hold high are: trustworthiness, honesty, diligence, open communication, fairness, and politeness, and we expect to see them evidenced in our staff, parents, and students.

    The K-12 Librarian/Library Media Specialist partners with the instructional staff in the development of student literacy through the administration of the library, providing specialized instruction to students, and overseeing the selection, organization, utilization and maintenance of the library resources. Committed to the process of collaboration, the K-12 Librarian/Library Media Specialist works closely with other K-12 Librarian/Library Media Specialist staff, the Principals of the elementary and secondary programs, the faculty, parents and students to achieve academic and personal success for students. The K-12 Librarian/Library Media Specialist reports to the Elementary School Principal and is a key member of the library staff. This position is full-time.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES

    • Operates and manages a student-friendly elementary library and a secondary school library in collaboration with key library staff
    • Participates in program research, development, presentation and K-12 assessment
    • Selects, purchases, catalogs and maintains print and non-print resources
    • Uses and instructs others in the use of Information Literacy Skills
    • Maintains the catalog server
    • Assists students and faculty with reference and reader's advisory
    • Writes policies and procedures for collection development, circulation and use of library resources in collaboration with key library staff
    • Organizes, trains and directs library volunteers
    • Coordinates special events such as author visits, reading promotions, book fairs and exchanges
    • Writes monthly library updates for the Peak to Peak website
    • Provides library update sessions at faculty meetings
    • Creates and sustains relationships with the Peak to Peak staff, students and families to support a home-school literacy
    • Provides student supervision, appropriate Information Literacy Skills instruction and other instruction in support of the instructional goals of the school
    • K-5 instructional duties include:
    • Conducts read-alouds for groups/classes of K-5 students
    • Educates students in computer and media literacy skills
    • Instructs students in developing research skills and related use of technology and materials o Provides keyboarding instruction
    • Educates students in Informational Literacy instruction
    • Plans and teaches collaborative lessons with K-5 classroom teachers
    • Promotes a love of reading, literacy, and life-long learning through effective reader's advisory

    6-12 instructional duties include:

    • Plans and teaches collaborative lessons with middle and high school classroom teachers o Instructs students in developing research skills and related use of technology and materials
    • Assistance with MLA rubric scoring on student papers/projects
    • Classroom instruction on information literacy skills o Educates students in computer and media literacy skills
    • Assists library and circulation staff as needed to provide necessary services including, but not limited to, facility monitoring and K-12 supervision, K-12 materials check out, K-12 Readers Advisory and reference, K-12 instructional collaboration and K-12 instruction and assessment services
    • Provides appropriate materials to support the instructional goals of the school
    • Selects and purchases books and other library materials to support elementary programs including Core Knowledge units of study, Scholastic Reading Counts! reading program, and specialized literacy programs (ex. ReadingAcademy), and works with key library staff to ensure materials and instructional K-12 curriculum alignment
    • Collaboratively supports the development, refinement, and maintenance of the K-12 school library collection to promote the academic goals of the programs
    • Provides faculty with collaborative instructional services and library resources that support the subject areas being taught
    • Follows all American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and American Library Association (ALA) guidelines
    • Maximizes use of financial resources
    • Manages the library budget in coordination with key library staff
    • Participates in grant proposals
    • Develops sources to obtain best prices and services for library materials in collaboration with key library staff
    • Uses technology and network to take advantage of no or low-cost resources
    • Develops and maintains an instructional media center within the library Other duties as assigned

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

    This position does not have supervisory responsibilities

    REPORTING STRUCTURE

    The K-12 Librarian/Library Media Specialist reports directly to the Elementary School Principal.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required.

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

    • Bachelor's Degree in related field required, Master's degree in Library Science strongly preferred
    • Desire to work collaboratively in an academically rigorous, K-12 setting
    • Demonstrated experience working with automated library systems and building and managing library collections
    • Experience with academic research and/or Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) programs
    • Demonstrated experience in effectively solving challenging problems through a positive, collaborative approach
    • Expert-level written and oral communication skills
    • Demonstrated initiative and skills in the following areas: relationship and community building, communication, conflict resolution, creativity, problem solving, decision making and time management
    • Strong organizational and coordination skills
    • Strong self-starter; able to work with limited direction
    • Ability to apply superb judgment
    • Knowledge of and commitment to Character Education
    • Entrepreneurial outlook and charter school commitment

    LANGUAGE SKILLS

    Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, policy and expectation documents, staff agreements, evaluation rubrics, survey data, AASL standards and benchmarks, Standards for 21 st Century Learners, and Best Practices for School Libraries. Ability to analyze data to improve instructional practices and correspond with staff from all levels. Ability to speak effectively before groups of staff, Board of Directors, Administrators and parents.

    REASONING ABILITY

    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The hours may be long when specific needs arise, thus some extended schedules will be necessary. This is a position that must attend the needs of staff, Administrators, Peak to Peak Board of Directors and parents. Work may consist of ten (10) plus hour days with Weekend work required from time to time. Peak to Peak is a dynamic school subject to changing work environments, adaptation of new educational principles and values, and evolving culture. Adaptability to change is essential.

    For more information, see here.

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    Technical Services/Systems Librarian, Los Medanos College, Pittsburg, CA

    This position closes on February 4th 2018.

    Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, CA is seeking an enthusiastic, creative and service-oriented librarian for a full-time position beginning August 2018. The successful applicant will be a team-oriented person who is able to work both independently and collaboratively in an innovative environment. The person filling this position would provide leadership and coordination of the technical services/systems of the Los Medanos College Library as their primary responsibility. 


    The person in this position will also be involved in reference, library instruction, collection management and outreach activities. The librarian will be required to discover, select, learn, and integrate new library related technologies as they become available. This position also supports the assessment of the instruction being done at the library reference desk and embedded in courses to identify and measure student learning.

    For complete description, qualifications, application and screening dates: https://www.4cdcareers.net/postings/4877

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    Chief of Museum Operations, Andrew Jackson Foundation, Nashville, TN

    The Andrew Jackson Foundation seeks an experienced museum professional to serve as Chief of Museum Operations (CMO). This new position manages the day-to-day museum operations of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage. The Hermitage is a 129-year-old presidential home museum and one of the nation's first National Historic Landmark sites.

    The CMO will report to the President and CEO, and be a member of the museum's executive management team. The CMO will provide leadership in planning, controlling, and general operation of the museum (collections management, research, educational and interpretive programming, public programming, guest services, preservation of buildings and sites, property management, and security).

    The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of museum management principles and administrative practices; strong skills in project management and execution; and experience in budget development and management. The CMO position requires an advanced degree and a minimum of 10 years relevant experience in museum and non-profit management, knowledge and experience in American history, collections management, historic preservation, interpretation, and public history.

    Applications are due by close of business on Thursday, March 1, 2018. A complete application must include:

    1. cover letter expressing the applicant's interest in the position and the institution and why they believe they are a good fit for this position,
    2. a current resume and/or curriculum vita,
    3. four writing samples relevant to the position requirements, and
    4. five professional references.

    A lack of any of these components will disqualify the applicant from consideration.

    Applications are strictly confidential, and must be sent electronically.

    Paper applications will not be accepted.

    For a complete position description contact: CMOsearch@thehermitage.com.

     

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    Executive Director, American Precision Museum, Windsor, VT

    American Precision Museum, founded in 1966, located in Windsor, Vermont, is housed in a National Historic Landmark building and holds one of the finest collections of early machine tools in the nation. Exhibits are open to the public daily from late May - October. The museum's mission is to capture the imaginations of young and old with the spirit of innovation, problem solving and design, as demonstrated through the dynamic story of the machines and people which form the foundation and future of manufacturing in America.

    The Board of Trustees seeks a full time Executive Director to implement the mission in innovative and creative ways. Responsibilities include leading the museum's daily operations, developing and managing an annual budget, and overseeing a small staff. The successful candidate will have the leadership skills to represent the organization effectively to all stakeholders and the public. He or she will be a results-driven, high-energy professional of unquestionable integrity and dedication who enjoys taking on new challenges and multi-tasking.

    The position requires proven experience in project management, fund-raising, grant writing, donor stewardship, and program development. A Bachelors degree in a relevant area of study is required with a minimum 2 - 3 years' experience in museum management. Experience in the machine tool industry is highly desired.

    Salary will be negotiated based on experience.

    Please see the full full position description at http://www.americanprecision.org/about/employment.

    To apply, please send a one page letter of intent with a two page resume to Chair, Search Committee, at info@americanprecision.org. The deadline for submission is March 1st. Please, no phone calls.

     

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    Catering Intern, Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, MA

    Plimoth Plantation's Catering Internship offers students with an interest in the hospitality industry, cultural event planning, business management, non-profits and/or museum programming the opportunity to learn how special events & catering services function in a museum setting. Interns discover first-hand many unique ways the catering department supports the Museum's educational mission and how the catering business is affected by the Museum's operation. Assisting catering department staff, interns will experience the day-to-day running of the catering department including communication, financials, operations, and various catering department events. For more information or to submit an application, visit www.plimoth.org/internships.

    SALARY RANGE: 5087461622

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    Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development

    The Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development provides meaningful, hands-on training in numerous professional careers including research, photo archives, technical services, digitization, curatorial, education, and archives and collections management.

     

    Requirements:

    To be considered for the Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development, students must have completed at least their sophomore year and be enrolled in a bachelor's or master's degree program at a college or university during the internship, or have just graduated in May of the year of their internship. All Steele interns receive a stipend during the ten weeks of the program and access to affordable student housing. If fulfilling an academic requirement, college credit may also be awarded.

     

    Ozzie Smith Diversity Scholarship:

    The Frank & Peggy Steele Internship Program welcomes applicants for the Ozzie Smith Diversity Scholarship. Students of ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds pursuing a four year bachelor's or master's degree are eligible for a scholarship. Complete scholarships are awarded following acceptance into Frank & Peggy Steele Internship Program. If interested, please attach a one-page statement of interest with your cover letter and resume.

     

    For information about specific positions and to apply, visit https://baseballhall.org/discover-more/education/internship-program

     

    Applications due January 31, 2018.

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    Preservation Intern, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

    With a generous gift from the Lennox Foundation, the Lennox Foundation Endowment for Preservation Education, Training and Outreach was established to fund graduate level internships in library and archives preservation administration and conservation, and to support the educational outreach activities of the Iowa State University (ISU) preservation staff. The internship is offered by the ISU Library Preservation Department to provide graduate students with practical experience and exposure to preservation in an academic library environment.

    This internship is intended to give current graduate students and recent graduates of preservation and conservation programs the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge of care and treatment of library and archives materials in an academic library. Interns will work in the ISU Library Preservation Department with guidance from the Head of Preservation and the Library Conservator.

    Interns will learn about the overall functioning and organization of the Preservation Department:

    • Workflow of materials through the various units and tracking of materials
    • Condition assessment and treatment decision-making
    • Inter- and intra-departmental workflows and collaboration
    • Operations in digital and audio visual reformatting

    In addition to learning about general operations of the department, interns will undertake and complete projects selected based on their interests and skills, and the needs and capabilities of the Department. Projects may include, but are not limited to, aspects of:

    • Condition survey and assessment of a particular collection
    • Re-housing collection materials
    • Preparation of Special Collections materials for exhibits and digital reformatting projects
    • Conservation treatment (conservator students will have the opportunity to propose treatment options for Special Collections materials, perform agreed upon treatments, and document condition and treatment)
    • Issues in digital collections and digital preservation
    • Survey of audiovisual materials
    • Development of metadata and digital program best practices and workflows
    • Development of preservation education, training and outreach resources
    • Disaster planning and response

    Eligibility and Requirements:

    • Applicants must currently be graduate students, in good standing, in a program of library and archives preservation administration or conservation; or a recent graduate of such a program;
    • Applicants must have completed at least four preservation or conservation courses before the anticipated start date of this internship;
    • Applicants must commit to full-time employment as interns for the duration of the internship;
    • Internship must be completed within the calendar year;
    • At the end of the internship, the intern will be required to submit a final report or project;
    • Applicants must have student or working visas if not U.S. citizens.

    The duration of the Lennox Foundation Internship is 3 months. The intern will be provided with a stipend of $3,200  and a furnished university apartment.

    To apply for the Lennox Foundation Preservation and Conservation Internship please submit the following items:

    • Cover letter
    • Current resume
    • Contact information for two professional references (include address, phone number and e-mail address)
    • Statement of interest (include projects of interest)
    • Graduate program description including requirements and course descriptions. Please include an unofficial transcript indicating the courses you have completed.

    The application materials can be emailed to: sbarron@iastate.edu

    To guarantee consideration, apply by March 1, 2018

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    Patron Services Assistant, Social Law Library, Boston, MA

    Job Title:  Patron Services Assistant (Part Time)

    Date Written: January 17, 2018

    Library Unit: Patron Services (Collection Maintenance, Circulation, Document Delivery)

    Immediate Supervisor: Patron Services Librarian

     

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

     

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

    1. Staffing the Circulation desk (30%)

    Greeting patrons when they enter the library; making sure members and non-members properly log in to the library system; providing orientation to the library and the collection; checking materials in and out; corresponding with patrons via phone, email and in person; retrieving materials for patrons requested via phone, email or online catalog; referring patrons to the Reference Department; communicating with the Reference Librarians; and opening and closing the Library.

     

    2. Filling Document Delivery orders (30%)

    Receiving and retrieving copy orders placed by phone, email, fax, online or in person; copying and scanning materials using photocopier or microfiche reader/printer to fill orders; delivering orders via email and USPS; running credit card information; using an online order system to track and maintain orders; retrieving court documents from the Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court Clerk's office.

     

    3. Performing Collection Maintenance (30%)

        Primarily includes scanning and shelving materials in the library by location and call number; shelf reading for accurate call number order; updating loose-leaf filing volumes as needed; and assisting with collection shifts, stack labeling or other clean-up projects. These tasks may be done off-site at member firms as part of the Library's Point-to-Point services.

     

    4. Other duties as assigned (10%)

       These can include everything from helping to set up for library events and other administrative tasks to placing service calls for broken copiers and managing library card problems. It also includes administrative tasks as assigned. 

     

     

    Position Requirements:

    Education: Bachelor's degree and an MLIS or current enrollment in a library science program.

     

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

    Knowledge and Skills:

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

     

    Contact with Others/Scope of Authority:

    Frequent contact with Library members, visitors and staff. Travel may be required to perform similar tasks at member libraries.

     

    Working Conditions:

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

    Hours: A minimum of 21 hours per week to be worked primarily on-site Monday through Friday (between 8am and 8pm), although some time may be spent at patrons' offices. A minimum of two closing shifts (til 8 PM) is required. Specific days and hours to be mutually agreed upon with the Patron Services Librarian. Regular attendance is required; a fixed schedule must be maintained.

     

    Compensation:  $15 per hour

     

    Contact:                     Submit letter of interest and resume to:

                                        Andrew Hyland, Patron Services Librarian

                                        Social Law Library

    John Adams Courthouse

    1 Pemberton Square

    Boston, MA 02108-1792

    Voice (617) 226-1500

    Fax (617) 523-2458

    e-mail:joblistings@socialaw.com

     

     

    This job description is meant to be a general guide to the duties and responsibilities of the position and is not intended to list every possible task you may be called on to perform.

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    Photographs Assistant, Fine Arts Library, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA

    Job Description: Working under the direction of the Photographic Resources Librarian, the Photographs Assistant provides care for photographs and other special collections held by the Fine Arts Library.  Duties may include cataloging, scanning, creating inventories, rehousing collections, among others.

    15 hours per week

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Re-houses photograph collections in appropriate sleeves, wrappers, and boxes.

    • Inventories collections and compares to printed lists and catalogs where available.
    • Creates basic cataloging records for photographs
    • Creates box lists for uncataloged photograph collections working directly with fragile and unique materials.
    • Identifies photographs in need of stabilizing conservation treatment.
    • Monitors use of Study Room as needed

    Job Requirements: High school diploma required. Bachelor's degree preferred. Experience working in a library or archive strongly preferred.  Photographic collections experience helpful. Knowledge of Western European languages beneficial. 

    To apply: Send cover letter and resume to Joanne Bloom via email, toplyn@fas.harvard.edu.

     

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    Product Management Intern, Extreme Blue, Multiple Locations

    The Extreme Blue internship experience combines great talent and cutting edge technology to drive innovation. Through the program, interns have filed over 500 patent disclosures, helping to create solutions for clients and bring-to-market the next generation of IBM products.

    Extreme Blue teams are like mini-businesses that must solve a problem or create a solution for a client. The interns work in small project teams that include business and technical students, along with IBM mentors. Each Extreme Blue team is part of a larger lab environment that includes multiple intern teams and a dedicated staff. This combination creates a team dynamic that fosters collaboration and helps interns create both a business and technical case for a project while setting aggressive goals to ensure the end deliverable is extreme enough to survive a competitive marketplace.

    Extreme Blue business interns act as product managers for their projects, working to align customer needs with product development, while researching the market and preparing a go-to-market strategy for their project

    Candidates must have proven skills in:

    • Business concept innovation
    • Effective application of market and competitive analysis research and business plan development
    • Demonstrated ability to work business issues in a highly dynamic, technology based environment
    • History of personal initiatives for exploring technology, illustrated by a clear understanding of Information Technology business trends
    • Participation in a new product development initiative
    • Significant contribution in a team based environment, both as a team player and a leader
    • Demonstrated creativity.

    IBM offers a world of opportunity with unlimited challenges and endless possibilities to start something big. The Extreme Blue program recruits creative, passionate, and highly skilled and experienced Computer Science (CS) and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) summer interns to work on innovative projects.

    Job Location:
    Austin, Texas
    Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

    For more information, click here.

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    Sr. Technical Intern, Extreme Blue, Multiple Locations

    The Extreme Blue internship experience combines great talent and cutting edge technology to drive innovation. Through the program, interns have filed over 600 patent disclosures, helping to create solutions for clients and bring to market the next generation of IBM products.

    Extreme Blue teams are like mini-businesses that must solve a problem or create a solution for a client. The interns work in small project teams that include business and technical students, supported by IBM mentors. Each Extreme Blue team is part of a larger lab environment that includes multiple intern teams and a dedicated staff. This combination creates a team dynamic that fosters collaboration and helps interns create both a business and technical case for a project while setting aggressive goals to ensure the end deliverable is extreme enough to survive a competitive marketplace.

    Unlike other intern programs that may relegate a student to work on outdated technology, Extreme Blue interns work on leading technology that helps grow your skills and make you a more attractive candidate in the technology field. Interns in this high performance environment get to roll up their sleeves and work with hot technologies like cognitive computing, cloud, mobile & analytics.


    The following skills are in particularly high demand:

    • Big Data analytics
    • Natural Language Processing & Machine Learning
    • HTML5/CSS and Javascript (including server-side JS/node.js)
    • User Interface Design & Development
    • Cloud computing, including container technology
    • Blockchain
    • Mobile development
    • Security

    Job Location: Austin, Texas and Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

    "Must have the ability to work in the US without current/future need for IBM sponsorship"

    For more information, click here.

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    Sr. DevOps Engineering Intern, IBM, Multiple Locations

    START AND END DATES FOR THIS INTERNSHIP ARE SPRING 2018 (6 Months), SUMMER 2018 (3 Months) and FALL 2018 (6 Months)

    At IBM we have an amazing opportunity to transform the world with cognitive technology. By using the vast amounts of information available today to identify new patterns and make new discoveries, we are helping cities become smarter, hospitals transform patient care, financial institutions minimize risk, and pharmaceuticals find cures for rare diseases. Join the forward-thinking teams at IBM solving some of the world's most complex problems - there is no better place to grow your career!

    DevOps Developer Interns work at the intersection of Development and Operations; building, deploying, and operating a variety of systems.

    DevOps Developer Interns are in demand across IBM's growth areas. You'll be matched and deployed to a development team in a strategic business, based on your offered location and fit.

    For more information, apply here.

    What You'll Do:

    • You'll work in an Agile, collaborative environment to build, deploy, configure, and maintain systems, which may include software installations, updates, and core services.
    • You'll pair with development teams to enable a continuous integration environment that sustains high productivity levels and emphasizes defect prevention techniques.
    • You'll automate and optimize processes, using tools like Jenkins, Maven, Ant, Gradle, Chef, Puppet, Docker, and UrbanCode.
    • You'll design and implement tools for automated deployment and monitoring of multiple environments.
    • You'll troubleshoot and resolve issues in development, test and production instances.


    Who You Are:

    • You are highly motivated and have a passion for ensuring scalable and highly-available products.
    • You have very strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • You are great at solving problems; debugging; and designing & implementing solutions to complex technical problems.
    • You are familiar with operating systems such as Linux, Windows, iOS and Android.
    • You have a basic understanding of programming/scripting in a language such as Java, Bash, Python, or Ruby.

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    Sr. Cognitive Software Development Intern, IBM, Multiple Locations

    START AND END DATES FOR THIS INTERNSHIP ARE SPRING 2018 (6 Months), SUMMER 2018 (3 Months) and FALL 2018 (6 Months)

    At IBM we have an amazing opportunity to transform the world with cognitive technology. By using the vast amounts of information available today to identify new patterns and make new discoveries, we are helping cities become smarter, hospitals transform patient care, financial institutions minimize risk, and pharmaceuticals find cures for rare diseases. Join the forward-thinking teams at IBM solving some of the world's most complex problems - there is no better place to grow your career!

    Cognitive Software Developer Interns that enable humans and machines to perform better than either humans or machines alone. These systems are designed to create new partnerships between people and machines to augment and scale human expertise in every industry, from healthcare to financial services to education.

    For more information, apply here.

    Cognitive Software Developer Interns are in demand across IBM's growth areas. You'll be matched and deployed to a development team in a strategic business, based on your offered location and fit. These are office-based positions in IBM locations including:

    AZ - Phoenix
    CA - Almaden, Costa Mesa, Emeryville, Foster City, Redwood City, San Francisco, San Jose
    CO - Denver
    GA - Atlanta
    MA - Andover, Cambridge, Littleton
    MN - Rochester
    NC - Raleigh-Durham
    NY - New York City, North Castle, Poughkeepsie, Yorktown Heights
    OH - Cleveland, Dublin, Hartland
    OR - Hillsboro
    PA - Blue Bell, Pittsburgh
    TX - Austin, Dallas
    VT - Essex Junction
    Opportunities in these locations will vary based on business demand.

    What You'll Do:

    • You will create and maintain machine learning models with a focus on big data.
    • You'll work in an Agile, collaborative environment to understand requirements, design, code and test innovative applications in areas such as machine learning, computational linguistics, and Natural Language Processing (NLP), advanced and semantic information search, extraction, induction, classification and exploration.
    • You'll assist with implementing, testing and improving algorithms in these areas, and will proactively identify and file patentable technology.
    • You'll employ IBM's Design Thinking to create products that provide a great user experience along with high performance, security, quality, and stability.

    Who You Are:

    • You are great at solving problems, debugging, troubleshooting, designing and implementing solutions to complex technical issues.
    • You thrive on collaboration, working side by side with engineers and scientists of all backgrounds and disciplines, and you have very strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • You know something about knowledge representation and reasoning.
    • You have a basic understanding of software development and programming in a language such as Java or Python.

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    Sr. Software Development Intern, IBM, Multiple Locations

    START AND END DATES FOR THIS INTERNSHIP ARE SPRING 2018 (6 Months), SUMMER 2018 (3 Months) and FALL 2018 (6 Months)

    At IBM we have an amazing opportunity to transform the world with cognitive technology. By using the vast amounts of information available today to identify new patterns and make new discoveries, we are helping cities become smarter, hospitals transform patient care, financial institutions minimize risk, and pharmaceuticals find cures for rare diseases. Join the forward-thinking teams at IBM solving some of the world's most complex problems - there is no better place to grow your career!

    Software Developer Interns at IBM can work in a variety of areas. As such, you might be involved in any of these specialties:

    • Backend, Server Systems, or Cloud-Based Development - Design and code servers, services, applications and databases that are reusable, scalable and meet critical architecture goals. Create Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that are clean, well-documented, and easy to use. Create and configure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) applications. Design and implement large scale systems and Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) that enable continuous delivery.
    • Client-Facing Assistance and Solution Development - Own the customer experience by solving complex business problems for the world's leading clients. Work directly with the customer to understand and troubleshoot issues, collect data, elicit detailed requirements, then design and implement innovative solutions across multiple industries and sectors, as well as governments and agencies.
    • Automation Development and Testing - Enable continuous deployment and availability by designing, developing and creating automated frameworks, processes and test cases based on functional and non-functional requirements. Build and manage testing environments, assisting in debugging application issues.
    • Firmware Development - Work with industry experts to design, develop and test fast and efficient software that directly manages and controls the hardware. Firmware may exist anywhere in a computing system from the central computing complex to management consoles, power supplies, and I/O adapters.
    • Front End Development - Create high-quality web and mobile apps containing rich content and user interface components by working closely with user experience designers to take wireframes and mockups from conception to implementation. Identify specific issues in the user interface, recommending and implementing solutions that influence and improve the design of products that provide a delightful user experience along with high performance, security, quality, and stability.
    • Full Stack Development - Work across the entire system architecture, from backend to front end, to design, develop, and support high quality and scalable products. Create everything from mockups and UI components to algorithms and data structures as you deliver a complete minimally viable product.

    Software Developer Interns are in demand across IBM's growth areas. You'll be matched and deployed to a development team in a strategic business, based on your offered location and fit. These are office-based positions in IBM locations including: 

    AZ - Phoenix
    CA - Almaden, Costa Mesa, Emeryville, Foster City, Redwood, City, San Francisco, San Jose
    CO - Denver
    GA - Atlanta
    MA - Andover, Cambridge, Littleton
    MN - Rochester
    NC - Raleigh-Durham
    NY - New York City, North Castle, Poughkeepsie, Yorktown Heights
    OH - Cleveland, Dublin, Hartland
    OR - Hillsboro
    PA - Blue Bell, Pittsburgh
    TX - Austin, Dallas
    VT - Essex Junction
    Opportunities in these locations will vary based on business demand.

    What You'll Do:

    • You'll work in an Agile, collaborative environment to understand requirements, design, code and test innovative applications, and support those applications for our highly valued customers.
    • You'll employ IBM's Design Thinking to create products that provide a great user experience along with high performance, security, quality, and stability.
    • You'll work with a variety of relational databases (SQL, Postgres, DB2, MongoDB), operating systems (Linux, Windows, iOS, Android), and modern UI frameworks (Backbone.js, AngularJS, React, Ember.js, Bootstrap, Node.js, and JQuery).

    Who You Are:

    • You are highly motivated and have a passion for creating and supporting great products.
    • You thrive on collaboration, working side by side with people of all backgrounds and disciplines, and you have very strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • You are great at solving problems, debugging, troubleshooting, designing and implementing solutions to complex technical issues.
    • You have a basic understanding of software development and programming in a language such as Java, Javascript, C, C++, or Python.

    Location Statement

    Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records

    Country: United States

    State / Province: MULTIPLE

    City / Township / Village: MULTIPLE CITIES

    IBM Business Group: W&CP

    Primary job category: Software Development & Support

    Secondary Job Category: Other Software Development & Support

    Role ( Job Role ): Software Developer

    Employment Type: Full-Time

    Contract type: Internship

    New Collar Role: No

    Required Technical and Professional Expertise

    • Must have basic knowledge in one of the following technology areas: Java, Javascript, C, C++, or Python

    Preferred Technical and Professional Experience

    • Willing to travel up to 10%
    • Bachelors or Masters Degree

    Eligibility Requirements

    • None

    Required Education: Bachelor's Degree

    Preferred Education: Master's Degree

    Early Professional Track: Developer

    Position Type: Intern

    Travel Required: No Travel

    Is this role a commissionable/sales incentive based position? - No

    EO Statement: IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

    For more information, apply here.

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    Harvard Forest Summer Research Program 2018

    We seek a diverse group of students from a variety of undergraduate programs across the country.

    Summer Projects focus on:

    • Wildlife Dynamics & Invasive Species
    • Computer Science Solutions for Big Data
    • Atmosphere-Biosphere Exchanges
    • Paleoecology
    • Conservation Management
    • Forest Ecosystem Response to Global Change
    • Biodiversity

    Students are paid a stipend of $5,775 for the 11‑week session (May to August)

    Excellent on-site housing and a full meal plan are included as part of the program.

    Assistance with travel costs to and from Harvard Forest is also provided.

    Visit http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/education/reu for details.

    Deadline for Applications is the first Friday in February. The strict deadline for this program is Friday February 2nd, 2018 @ 9:00am.

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    Reference Librarian, Electronic Resources, Bentley University, Waltham, MA

    Summary: The Reference Librarian for Electronic Resources position reports to the Manager of Reference Services. This position works collaboratively with the Library Technical Services and Library Access Services Departments, as well as the University's Academic Technology Center and the Information Technology Team. The librarian in this position will be proficient in providing reference service, teaching information literacy skills, conducting one-on-one consultations with students, building liaison relationships with faculty, and coordinating the selection and integration of electronic resources. The successful candidate will participate in professional activity, as well as serve on library and university teams and committees.

     

    Essential Functions:

    1. Coordinate the selection and integration of electronic resources with input from the Manager of Reference Services and fellow reference librarians.
    2. Plan, organize, and schedule trial subscriptions of electronic resources.
    3. Manage and negotiate license agreements and contract renewals with both internal and external constituents.
    4. Troubleshoot electronic resource access for local and remote users. Provide information and data used in the analysis and evaluation of electronic resources, including usage statistics.
    5. Develop and maintain policies, procedures, and other types of documentation as needed.
    6. Assist library patrons at a busy university reference desk and teach formal instructional classes as part of the Library's bibliographic instruction program.
    7. Compile bibliographies and online resource guides to provide access to Library resources.
    8. Serve as a departmental liaison to a number of academic departments and/or research centers on campus.

     

    Minimum Qualifications:

    1. A Master of Library Science (MLS), Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS).
    2. 3+ years as a professional librarian experience in a university or large public library environment.
    3. Effective communication, interpersonal, organization, analytical, and problem solving skills with an ability to work with a widely diverse group of people.
    4. Ability to work effectively in a team setting and independently in a changing environment and to accept direction from one's supervisor.

     

    Preferred Qualifications:

    1. Proficiency with one or more scripting languages and coding HTML/CSS (advanced programming skills desired).
    2. Experience working with an Electronic Resources Management System (EMS). Working knowledge of the library acquisitions process.
    3. Experience migrating library services to the cloud.
    4. Two years' experience supporting an integrated library system, platforms, and software in an academic library setting is preferred.
    5. Experience in supporting library specific software, e.g. OCLC Connexion, ILLIAD, and library specific hardware.
    6. Experience working in a university library reference department. Experience supporting web based content management systems, including LibGuides and LibAnswers.
    7. Familiarity with library technology standards and protocols such as RDA, FRBR, OAI/PHM.
    8. Familiarity with EZProxy, local and hosted iterations.
    9. Working knowledge of the database technologies such as MySQL and Microsoft Access.

    For more information, click here.

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    Internship, Shire Inc., Lexington, MA

    Company: Randstad onsite at Shire Inc.

    Location: Lexington, MA

    Type: 6 + Month Paid Contract

    Hours: 32-40 hours/week

    Compensation: $22.00 - $26.00/hour

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

    Education Requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree
    • Masters in Library Science or Data Archiving Program

    Skill Requirements:

    • Ability to manage competing and re-prioritizing tasks
    • Excellent verbal and written communication
    • Customer service experience, is a plus
    • Experience with SharePoint and Office 365 is preferred
    • Experience with Oracle and financial systems is preferred
    • Documentation, archive or laboratory science experience
    • Enrolled in a Master's degree program for data archiving

    Daily Functions Include:

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

    Randstad is a world leader in matching great people with great companies. Our experienced agents will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temporary-to-permanent or permanent opportunities, no one works harder for you than Randstad.

    EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

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    Dean of Library Services, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

    DEAN OF LIBRARY SERVICES WHEATON COLLEGE

    Wheaton College, a private, residential, liberal-arts college located in southeastern Massachusetts, seeks an ambitious new Dean of Library Services to define the future of library and information services in supports of the College's mission: "to create possibilities for our students by offering a full range of studies in the arts, sciences, humanities, mathematics and social sciences. Our approach to the liberal arts emphasizes active learning in the classroom, on the campus and in the real world."

    Reporting to the Provost and appointed with faculty status, the new Dean of Library Services will be an innovative and collaborative leader who provides strategic direction for all functions of the Wallace Library in partnership with other academic units and in support of the mission of the College. The Dean of Library Services will articulate and implement a compelling strategic plan for the future of Wallace Library, based on a perceptive and inspirational vision of the future of academic libraries. The Dean's vision will continue to transform the Library into a dynamic academic hub that serves the needs of all members of the Wheaton community. 

    The Dean of Library Services serves as the primary advocate for the Library, both internally and externally. Anticipating future opportunities and challenges, the Dean collaborates closely with faculty and administrators to continually align and integrate the Library into the academic life of the College. To that end, the Dean builds communities of practice and interest across campus and actively seeks both resources and external support for the Library's programmatic initiatives, including but not limited to its programs to promote information literacy across the curriculum and the use of digital methods and technologies in the classroom. 

    The Dean of Library Services provides accountability for the Library by preparing and administering an approximately $2.75 million operating budget; ensuring that its collections and resources align with and meet the needs of Wheaton's curriculum; hiring and managing a diverse and dedicated staff; and developing a culture of assessment of library services and outcomes. The Dean is also charged with fostering an organizational climate based on respect, service, teamwork, communication, professional growth, and responsibility in which diversity, creativity, and innovation thrive. 

    For the decade before 2015, Wheaton's library and information technology functions were integrated under a vice president of information services. In 2015, the two organizations were separated and the library became part of the Provost's office. As the library organization has settled into this new administrative structure, its budget, infrastructure, staffing model, and organizational culture has begun to emerge. Now, a 22-person staff, many of them hired in the last few years and excited to be part of a forward-looking, ambitious, service-oriented library, cover research and instruction, access services, digital and special collections, and media services. 

    The Wallace Library is the likely home of the Center for Teaching and Learning that is currently in design development. Reporting to the Provost alongside the Dean of Library Services, the head of the Center for Teaching and Learning, who is to be appointed in the coming academic year, will be a key colleague for the Dean in initiatives and programs focused on students and faculty.

    College leadership, informed by a 2016 ACRL review, have identified several priorities for the new Dean, who will naturally have the opportunity to assess these priorities and develop a plan to address them as well as others that may be identified during his/her tenure:

    • Articulate a vision for the Wallace Library that will re-establish its relevance for all College stakeholders - faculty, students, staff, alumni, and neighbors - and make it a vibrant space, actual and virtual, for collaboration, exploration, and innovation.
    • Develop a strategy for the library's digital collection.
    • Develop a plan for the evolution of the library's space and physical environment.
    • Ensure library systems are aligned with constituents' expectations and the ambitions of the College.
    • Contribute to the design, launch, and success of the Center for Teaching and Learning.

    Advancing these critical endeavors will engage the Dean in conversations and collaborations with College leadership, with faculty, and with students and staff in the shared work of transforming this core Wheaton resource and positioning it to sustain the College's educational programs and its campus environment going forward.

    Core Responsibilities

    • Oversees all Library employees, services, and policies, maintaining and advancing library services to all College constituents. Effectively leads and manages all library staff. Pays special attention to achieving greater diversity among library staff in recruiting and hiring. Fosters an open and inclusive work environment that values communication, collaboration, and respect.
    • Serves as lead ambassador and advocate for the Library within the Wheaton community. Takes an active and visible role on campus, including by serving on various committees.
    • Spearheads all strategic planning and fundraising activities related to the Library and its service to the broader College mission.
    • Helps to conceptualize and develop a recently proposed Center for Teaching and Learning.
    • Oversees the allocation and dispensation of the Library budget and aligns it with all strategic planning objectives.
    • Stays current with the research and scholarship on academic libraries. Fosters a creative environment that supports innovative teaching by faculty and staff, consistent with the pedagogical and administrative goals of the College.
    • Represents the Library at professional conferences and committees both locally and nationally, including as the representative of Wheaton College on the Executive Board of the HELIN library consortium. 

    Qualifications: Wheaton is seeking a Dean who will be a bold and transformative leader, conceiving innovative ways to generate resources for the library that will bring it to the level of service, impact, and relevance that the College expects in terms of its collection, its space, and its role in teaching, learning, research, and community. The Dean will be someone who is open, collaborative, trusted, and committed to the Wheaton College community. S/he will be appointed as a member of the College faculty and must therefore demonstrate clear community to academic values.

    The ideal candidate will bring many of the following qualifications:

    • A Master's degree from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science program; an additional master's degree or higher in a discipline taught at Wheaton College is desirable but not required.
    • At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in library administration, preferably in an academic institution; experience as a direct report to a library director/dean, or as a director/dean is expected.
    • Passion about the role of the library in undergraduate education and the ability to articulate a vision for the library at Wheaton that engages and motivates stakeholders.
    • Creativity, curiosity, and a passion for serving undergraduate students and faculty dedicated to both teaching and research.
    • A track record of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive work and learning environment.
    • Active engagement with current library scholarship and research and a strong record of service to the library profession.
    • Significant experience with library budgets, library operations, and the recruiting, hiring, management, and leadership of professional and paraprofessional staff; experience developing a long-range plan for financial sustainability, including with fundraising via grant-writing or philanthropy, is a plus.
    • Experience implementing or updating library systems and working with media, digital archives, and technology support.
    • A grounding in instructional technology and the ability to help faculty integrate new and established library capabilities into their curricula and pedagogy. Experience with space planning and project management; a track record of strategic impact upon library space utilization and atmosphere.
    • Experience with the development and tactical implementation of assessment programs of library services, including knowledge of user needs and satisfaction studies.
    • Experience with accreditation processes.
    • Experience (or at least interest in and the aptitude for) forging sustainable collaborations between libraries that leverage resources and increase impact.

    Wheaton College Located between Boston and Providence, Wheaton College is a four-year, private liberal arts college with 1,550 students. The Wheaton Curriculum offers more than 600 courses in 40 majors and 50 minors. The student-faculty ratio of 10 to 1 and average class size of 15-20 students help foster the close collaborative relationships that develop between undergraduates and faculty. 

    Wheaton's Madeleine Clark Wallace Library, housed in a historic building at the heart of the Wheaton College campus, is the hub where students connect with information and ideas. Its holdings include more than 300,000 print and more than 150,000 electronic volumes, a comprehensive selection of periodicals, audiovisual materials, and research databases, as well as Wheaton's unique Marion B. Gebbie Archives and Special Collections. Its team of librarians, technologists, and support staff is dedicated to supporting all members of the Wheaton community in their learning, research, and teaching.

    Wheaton College has retained Opus Partners (www.opuspartners.net) to support this recruitment. Craig Smith, Partner, and Jennifer Rumain, Senior Associate, are leading the search. Confidential inquiries, applications, and nominations should be submitted by email to jennifer.rumain@opuspartners.net. 

    Wheaton College is committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who will increase the diversity of the College community.

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    Head of Cataloging and Acquisitions Department and Electronic Resources Librarian, Milner Library, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

    Head of Cataloging and Acquisitions Department and Electronic Resources Librarian, Milner Library

    Illinois State University's Milner Library seeks an innovative, forward-thinking, and collaborative librarian for a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position responsible for managing the Cataloging and Acquisitions Department and the Library's electronic resources. Appointment will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. To ensure full consideration, please apply by February 1, 2018.  For a complete description and to apply, see https://www.jobs.ilstu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=73928

    Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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    Call for Peer Reviewers: De Gruyter's Open Information Science

    For a detailed description see: https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/opis. This is a call for peer reviewers for all subdisciplines of library and information science. Please consider reviewing for or submitting a manuscript to this new publication venue.

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    Head of Circulation, School of Law, Samuel M. Fineman Law Library and Pappas, Boston University, Boston, MA

    Tracking Code: 5401/A2218

    Job Description

    Reporting to the Associate Director for Administration and Access Services, the Head of Circulation provides service-oriented, forward-thinking leadership for the circulation department. Supervises and manages all circulation operations and services, including document delivery, interlibrary loan, circulation, stacks maintenance, reserves, public spaces and closed stacks. Responsible for ensuring library is open and staffed during all operating hours. Trains, develops, and evaluates staff of three paraprofessionals, three technicians, and student workers.

    Required Skills

    BA/BS required, MLS/MLIS preferred. Minimum of 3 years experience in a library public services department and MLS/MLIS or minimum of five years experience without MLS/MLIS degree. Strong interpersonal, management, conflict resolution, oral, and written communication skills. Demonstrated knowledge of library public services, including circulation, reserves, stacks maintenance, and integrated library systems, preferably Ex Libris Alma. Must have the ability to work independently and function in a collegial, teamwork-based environment, managing multiple priorities and a fast pace while maintaining focus on customer service. Ability to occasionally lift or move up to 50 lbs., regularly push loaded book carts, frequently travel between multiple floors and library locations and frequently climb, balance, stoop, kneel, and reach. Familiarity with legal materials or academic environment and previous supervisory experience a plus. Preferred: Record of increasing responsibility in a public services department and active engagement in professional associations or contributions to library literature.

    Job Location: BOSTON, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition Type: Full-Time/Regular

    Salary - Grade 74

    For more information, apply here.

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    Library Director, Leverett Library, Leverett, MA

    Town of Leverett

    Search for Library Director

    The Town of Leverett, Massachusetts is hiring a salaried, benefitted Library Director.  Hours are 32 hours a week in the summer and 38 hours a week in the fall, winter, and spring. Duties include: work in close cooperation with the Board of Trustees in directing library activities, operations, and services and in developing policies, plans, budgets, goals, and reports for the library; select, train, and supervise library staff and volunteers; work during library public hours including greeting patrons, responding to requests for assistance, processing interlibrary loans, and checking out and shelving books; maintain the library's collection and equipment; oversee use of the community room; create and support a mutually supportive teamwork environment.  Reports directly to the Library Board of Trustees.

    Qualifications include: Minimum Baccalaureate degree with special training either received or to be received within a five-year period in library techniques; experience with library circulation systems (such as C/W MARS) and database, word processing, and spreadsheet programs. Must be well organized, motivated, resourceful, positive, tactful, community oriented; able to manage time, establish priorities, exercise independent judgment in making decisions, prepare and manage a budget, and speak and write clearly.  

     

    More information about the library is available at http://www.leverettlibrary.org/

    An application form is available at http://www.leverett.ma.us/files/general_application.pdf

    Interested candidates should send a completed application form, resume, and cover letter to leverett@cwmars.org with "Director Application" in the subject line. Or materials can be mailed to Library Director Hiring Committee, Leverett Library, 75 Montague Road, Leverett, MA  01054. Materials should be received by 5:00 pm on February 12, 2018. If you have questions or need more information, contact the Library Director at 413-548-9220.

     

    Basic Function

    The Library Director is responsible for the management and operation of the Leverett Library and its program of services in accordance with policies established by the Board of Library Trustees. The Director works in close cooperation with the Board serving as its advisor and as an active participant in policy development, planning, and evaluation.  The Board delegates to the Director authority in such areas as collection development, budget management, and personnel administration. The position is directly accountable to the Board of Library Trustees.

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • The essential duties and responsibilities listed include the minimum requirements for the position. The position also includes other duties as discussed in the Additional Duties section below.
    • Directs library activities, operations and services
    • Works during the library's public hours and performs activities required for the operation of the library, including checking out and shelving books
    • Greets the public in person and by telephone and responds to requests for assistance
    • Participates, with the Board of Trustees, in a continuing formal planning process which provides direction for future library development and serves as a base for evaluation of library effectiveness in relation to changing community needs
    • Advises the Board in library matters and keeps the Board informed of issues and developments impacting on the library
    • Makes policy recommendations to the Board; implements and interprets policies adopted by the Board
    • Prepares the library budget for Board approval and participates in its presentation to municipal officials; oversees the expenditures of funds and maintenance of financial records
    • Selects (in consultation with the Board of Trustees), trains and supervises library staff and volunteers
    • Selects materials for the library collection in accordance with the Library materials selection policy; maintains the collection through regular weeding, replacing, and updating
    • Exercise responsibility for adding materials to the C/W MARS database, updating the database as appropriate and coordinating requests for patrons and other libraries
    • Recommends use, maintenance, and repairs of equipment, building, and grounds.
    • Oversees scheduling and use of the library's Community Room
    • Serves as the Library's liaison with municipal government and the community in general; speaks before groups and boards as required
    • Submits computer generated Annual Report
    • Performs performance evaluations on department staff and oversees disciplinary actions
    • Responsible for creating and contributing to a mutually supportive teamwork environment within the department, with residents and vendors, and in interactions with all town departments
    • Use of all equipment, knowledge and ability to complete all tasks required to professionally perform the municipal Library Director position

    Additional Duties

    The position includes additional duties that are a natural progression from that position's essential duties.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the responsibility of the employee in the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

    Supervision

    • Works under the direction of the Board of Library Trustees.  The employee functions independently, referring specific problems to the Board when clarification or interpretation of library policy or procedures is required.
    • Supervises up to two part-time employees; oversees the work of volunteers.
    • Performs responsible duties requiring a thorough knowledge of library operations and the exercise of independent judgment to make decisions concerning daily operations and the administration of the policies, goals, regulations, and statutory requirements related to the administration and operation of the library. 

     

    Work Environment

    • Work is performed under typical office and library conditions; work environment is moderately quiet; regular schedule requires evening and weekend work.
    • The employee operates standard office and library equipment.
    • Performance of duties requires ongoing contact with the public, and other town departments and employees; contacts are in person, by telephone, fax, e-mail, and in writing.
    • Errors could result in delay or loss of service or monetary loss.

     

    Essential Qualifications

    • Baccalaureate degree with special training either received or to be received within a five-year period by course in the basic library techniques of administration, book selection, cataloging and classification, and reference offered through a university extension program, state library extension agency, or by professionally qualified personnel instructing in institutions of higher education or in a regional library system approved by the Board of Library Commissioners; qualify for a certificate of subprofessional librarianship issued by the Board of Library Commissioners
    • Experience with library circulation systems, such as C/W MARS, and database word processing and spreadsheet programs
    • Well organized and able to manage time and establish priorities
    • Ability to exercise independent judgment in decision-making
    • Ability to prepare and manage the department budge
    • Ability to speak and write effectively and clearly
    • High degree of motivation, initiative, and resourcefulness
    • Ability to interact in a positive and effective manner and to establish and maintain positive work relationships with supervisors, coworkers, other departments, boards and commissions, the general public and personnel at all levels of authority using principles of good customer service.  Must perform all aspects of job responsibilities with honesty and integrity
    • Skill in dealing effectively and tactfully with public agencies, town officials, employees and citizens

     

    Physical Requirements

    Physical Requirements are listed for informational purposes.  Applicants may be requested to demonstrate the ability to perform the essential duties of the position during the application process.

    Minimal physical effort is required to perform most library and administrative duties. The employee is required to stand and walk, speak and hear, use hands and arms to operate equipment, and lift boxes of books weighing up to 30 pounds. Vision requirements include the ability to read routine and complex documents and use a computer.

     

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

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

    George Blood Audio/Video/Film/Data

    George Blood Audio/Video/Film/Data is a leading provider of audio, moving image, and data preservation and digitization services. Each month our Philadelphia studio reformats over 15,000 audiovisual media materials housed on decaying and obsolete media to a variety of digital formats. Our clients consist of libraries, museums, archives, and private collectors, both nationally and internationally.

     

    We take great pride in the reputation of our work to provide quality playback and digitization while adhering to current preservation standards. Our staff works together in teams, with each member contributing years of experience and the particular strengths of their field, whether as a professional audio/video engineer, preservation specialist, or service/technical professional. Our company also contributes to research in the field of preservation and serves on standards and technical committees for many organizations.

     

    2018 Summer Internship

    For the summer of 2018, we will offer two six- to eight-week paid internships, one in audiovisual preservation and one in data rescue and recovery. During this period, the interns will gain an understanding of the processes of audiovisual and data preservation reformatting, and have the opportunity to contribute to a particular area of preservation work of their choosing. The internships will each result in a professional level project. Past interns have conducted preservation research and documentation, created shipping and storage guidelines, participated in conservation treatments of materials, and more.

     

    We take great care in interviewing prospective interns. Our goal is to make the internship a valuable experience for both parties. The intern will work directly with the Manager of Audiovisual Preservation and Audiovisual Project Manager. Applicants should be prepared to discuss what aspects of audio and moving image preservation they wish to learn more about, and expect some give and take as we explore how those interests can be met within the day-to-day operations of our organization. Please be advised that interns will NOT be allowed to digitize client materials.

     

    Eligibility & Requirements

    This internship is open to recent graduates and currently enrolled students working towards a graduate degree in archival science, preservation, library and information science, or a similar area of study. Experience with audiovisual materials and a grounding in current digital stewardship practices is preferred.

     

    To be considered as an applicant, individuals must be eligible to work in the United States and be able to commit to six to eight consecutive weeks of full-time work between June 1st and August 30th.

     

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

      

    Please submit your application no later than March 2, 2018.

    Application materials should be sent to:

    Jenna Fleming, Audiovisual Project Manager

    George Blood, L. P. Audio/Video/Film/Data

    21 West Highland Avenue

    Philadelphia, PA 19118

    (215) 248-2100

    jenna.fleming@georgeblood.com

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    Faculty, UBC iSchool, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

    Faculty Position in Information Studies: (Research Stream Associate or Full Professor)

    The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS), the iSchool at The University of British Columbia (UBC) - Vancouver, invites applications from distinguished scholars for a full-time tenure-stream position at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor, to begin July 1, 2018. Applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. in the field of information studies or a related discipline. The successful candidate will be appointed to the rank appropriate to their level of experience and fit with the criteria for appointment at that rank, in accordance with the Collective Agreement.

    Candidates must have a strong commitment to the mission of the UBC iSchool, including the value and importance of information and records in society. We are particularly interested in candidates with scholarly expertise in one or more of the following areas: information policy and ethics; data management and analytics; new media and Internet studies; digital collections; Indigenous information systems and initiatives; cultural heritage informatics/preservation; and scholarly communication. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in research and scholarly activities; evidence of externally funded research; a strong record of publications and contributions within the field; ability and interest in high quality, innovative teaching and graduate mentorship; and a record of leadership and service to the academic community.

    The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active program of research, publication, teaching and student supervision at the graduate (MLIS, PhD) and undergraduate (BMS) level and to demonstrate leadership within the School.

    UBC has an international reputation for excellence in advanced research and learning. It is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, one of the world's most beautiful and culturally diverse cities. The iSchool at UBC, an academic unit within the Faculty of Arts, offers a Ph.D. program and Masters programs in Library and Information Studies (MLIS) and Archival Studies (MAS), a First Nations specialization, and a MAS/MLIS Dual Program. The iSchool also offers an interdisciplinary MA in Children's Literature (MACL) and participates in the multidisciplinary Bachelor of Media Studies program. Further information about the iSchool can be found at http://slais.ubc.ca/. UBC-Vancouver's Point Grey Campus is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Musqueam people, with whom UBC shares a framework Memorandum of Affiliation. For information relating to Aboriginal initiatives that are available at UBC, visit the UBC Vancouver Aboriginal portal at: http://aboriginal.ubc.ca/.

    Review of applications will begin after February 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications are to be submitted online through the UBC Faculty Careers website at https://www.hr.ubc.ca/jobs/faculty.php?job_id=28705. Applicants should apply online by February 15, 2018 and be prepared to upload the following documents in the order listed: a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae; a research statement; a teaching portfolio of no more than 5 pages, including evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample publication, and the names and contact information for at least four potential referees from whom confidential assessments may be obtained. Enquiries may be addressed to Luanne Freund, Director and Chair of the Faculty Search Committee at: ischool.recruit@ubc.ca.

    This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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    Talking Books Services Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

    The Worcester Public Library is seeking candidates for the position of Talking Books Services Librarian! 

    This is a professional position working under the supervision of the Head of the Worcester Talking Book Library with overall oversight by the Head Librarian.  This position is responsible for outreach, cataloging, and readers' advisory services for individuals with a visual, physical or reading disability and involves collaborating with those organizations that serve them.   This position also includes supervisory responsibility as assigned.  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 environment.

    SALARY: $44,852.70 - 65,264.96 annually; $21.49 - $31.27 hourly

    The position closes on Friday February 9, 2018.

    For a Full Job Description Visit: mywpl.org/jobs-wpl

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    Intern, Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA

    The internship will start on June 4th and is expected to run until August 11th

    Company: Fidelity Investments

    Business: Investment Information Services

    Location: 245 Summer Street, Boston

    Contact: Carey Edmunds, Carey.Edmunds@fmr.com 

     

    Position Description:

    Investment Information Services (IIS) supports Asset Management investment professionals by managing spend, commission uses, vendor relationships, content and providing research services.

    • Assist with research requests from investment professionals sourcing data and information
    • Learn and use a variety of electronic and hard copy data sources such as Factiva, Excel, etc.
    • Collaborate with Lead Information Consultants/Senior Information Analysts to organize datasets in Excel and create visualizations
    • Catalog industry and company surveys in internal electronic database
    • Assist with the day to day functions of the physical Investment Information Services InfoCenter library

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    Adult Services Librarian, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA

    Full-time Adult Services Librarian

    January 2018

     

    The Town of Arlington is seeking a full-time Adult Services Librarian to join the innovative and dynamic Adult Services department at Robbins Library. The Adult Services team is dedicated to developing responsive programs for our diverse community--programs like Queer Book Group, Cookbook Club and drop-in technology help sessions. We also take pride in new collections like our Library of Things, co-sponsored by the Friends of the Robbins Library and Sustainable Arlington.

     

    The library system in Arlington consists of the Robbins Library (main) in the center and the Fox Branch Library in East Arlington, which also bookend the new Arlington Cultural District designated by the Mass Cultural Council in 2017. 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 bike path, and a variety of great restaurants and shops.

     

    Duties: This librarian will assist patrons in using the library; respond to reference questions at our busy information desk; provide reader's advisory service; troubleshoot copiers, printers, microfilm machines and computers; manage collection areas as assigned; create engaging displays, booklists and finding aids to promote collections; plan, run, and evaluate programs for adults; use social media to market library services; and take on other duties as assigned.

     

    Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution is required; one year of library experience; knowledge of print and digital information sources including databases and ebooks; strong commitment to providing excellent customer service; skill in working with diverse populations; strong oral and written communication skills; ability to work collaboratively on a team; creativity, flexibility, 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: $50,136-$60,268

     

    Open until: February 5, 2018

     

    To Apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to HR@town.arlington.ma.us, or mail it to Human Resources, Town of Arlington, 730 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476.

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

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

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

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

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

    SALARY RANGE: 60,000 - 70,000

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

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

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

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

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

    Minimum Qualifications

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

    Candidates will be evaluated on the following factors:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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

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

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

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

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

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    Director, Somerset Public Library, Somerset, MA

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

    Principal Responsibilities:

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

    Required Experience, Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

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

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

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

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

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

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    Clerk, Marlborough Public Library, Marlborough, MA

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

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    Internships, Archives, IFRC, Geneva, Switzerland

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

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

     

    Job Duties and Responsibilities:

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

     

    Qualifications:

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

     

    Remuneration:

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

     

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

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

    No response will be given to email messages.

    The short-listed candidates will be interviewed by telephone.

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

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

    High school diploma or GED required.

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

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

    Starting Salary $13.98 per hour.

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

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    Processing Assistant, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

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

     

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

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

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

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

    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    Library Responsibilities

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


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

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

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

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

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

    Campus Responsibilities

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


    State and Regional Responsibilities

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


     QUALIFICATIONS:
     Minimum Qualifications:

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


    Desired Qualifications:

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


    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION:

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

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

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

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

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


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


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    Summer Internships, The Frick Collection, New York, NY

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

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

    Background

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

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